The science of comics collecting
People still believe that comics are for the children and comics collecting is appropriate for young, juvenile, immature teenagers. People are wrong. If collecting anything is an art, so is comics collecting and it is high time people realize it and give comics collecting the due respect that it deserves.
Art has no bifurcation. There is no better art and not worse art. Just because a lot of people pursue an art form and are boisterous enough to proclaim it loudly, that art form in no way becomes greater than the other and never does it stand on a higher pedestal. There is only true art and if an artist stands true to the art he has chosen, be it stamp collection or Comics Collection, he will do full justice to it.
Comics collection is no simple matter. It takes the same amount of skill, passion, time and talent to be good at Comics Collection as it does to be good at any other hobby, or art form or collection of things.
Comics are not just for the kids as greater comics are proving time and again. They are as good as Booker Prize winning books but like there are bad counterparts of everything in the world, so are there good comics and bad comics. For instance, Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson's masterpiece appeared in thousands of papers across the world for a lot of years. A lot of comic book connoisseurs felt that it was one of the greatest comic strips to appear in newspapers in a long time and so a lot of them got to Calvin and Hobbes comics collecting.
This proves that, again, there are no better and worse things to be doing in life, spending valuable time. There are only good and bad ways of doing things which you believe in.