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I can answer questions about the *contents* of most superhero and sci-fi comics (and also fantasy/sword'n'sorcery like Elfquest and Conan the Barbarian) and also about the writers and artists, but not about the *condition* of your comics (i.e. I will not grade your comics or evaluate their value). I am very knowledgable about American comics in general, esp. Marvel, but also DC and indies. I cannot answer questions about Japanese manga comics, which I know very little about. The majority of my expertise spans from comics published between 1960 and 2000, but if you have questions about before or after those dates, I probably know enough to find the info you need.

Experience in the area

I was an avid comic book collector from the early 1980s to around 2000 (and have still been buying little bits and pieces thereafter), and I still have my collection of 18,000+ comics, incl. some European ones (I hail from Denmark). I have been an active participant in comics fandom; I have written about comics in fanzines, APAzines, magazines and letter columns, and worked briefly in a comic shop (would love to have done that as a career, but here in Denmark we only have a couple of shops, so that opportunity is hard to come by). I have also attempted to write scripts for comics based on my own ideas - projects which I'm still working on.

Education/Credentials

I have studied Biology, English and history at university level.

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Recent Answers from Tue Sørensen

2016-11-20 Where to start reading some Marvel comics:

Hello Grant,    Actually, I think the stories are quite serious from the beginning. I would imagine that you respond negatively to the very cartoony art styles, which seem old-fashioned today. But let

2016-08-13 help with finding a starting point in some comics:

Hey Guy,    Okay, I guess you want to jump forward to the really modern stuff - you need to start with Batman #404 from February 1987, then. It's the start of Batman: Year One, a four-part story by Frank

2016-08-06 help with finding a starting point in some comics:

Hi Guy!    That's a great question. The silly comics from the 1940's and 50's are indeed hard to work up proper enthusiasm for; I myself also prefer the modern comics that come later. I think the quality

2016-05-23 Walking Dead #1:

Wade,    Well, my advice is for you to monitor the price range (like, on eBay) and try to see if it has been rising or falling recently. If it's been falling, now is probably a good time to sell it. On

2016-04-17 Irony taught by a comic book:

Hi Max,    I apologize for the lateness of this response. I have tried hard to find this comic book by asking people in relevant Facebook groups, but it is an almost impossible task. The fifties and sixties

 

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