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Supporting the Pictorial Word Since 1996


Comix Revolution’s buyer, Gary Colabuono, is a nationally known, award-winning retailer, collector, historian and expert on the pricing of old comics.  Gary was the owner of Moondog’s, Chicago’s largest chain of pop culture stores from 1978-1996, and was the former CEO of the Chicago Comicon.  Since 1984 he’s been a trusted senior advisor to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.

Gary delights in re-connecting with old customers and aiding them in the sales of their collections.  If you’re an old “Moondogger” Gary wants to hear from you!

Gary says:

“I understand that selling collectibles can be a complicated process.  But when you deal with me, I take all the confusion and complexity out of the transaction.  I promise to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed selling decision.”

Follow these easy steps

  1. Contact Gary at 847.707.7092 or moondog100@comcast.net.

  2. Please do your best to describe your collection.  With comics the easiest way to tell how old they are is to check the cover price.  The comics with potentially the most value have a 10¢ cover price.  They were published from 1933 to 1961.  In 1962 the price became 12¢.  In 1968 it went up to 15¢.  Then the prices rose to 20¢ and 25¢ (1975).  Gary is aggressively seeking books with cover prices up to 25¢ and will pay top dollar for quality material.

    If you have comics with cover prices of 30¢ and up, there are only a limited number of books that are in demand and have real value.  Please understand that tens of millions of books were printed in the 1980’s and 1990’s and they are in ample supply.  Due to their ready availability these books are not in high demand with collectors and prices have been (and will continue to be) depressed for many years. 

    Regarding pulp magazines, pins, buttons, toys, gum cards and artwork, the easiest way to describe what you have is to simply write out a description of the item.  “I have a box full of comic character pins,” or “I have a shelf full of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck books.”  The same would hold true for pulp magazines, toys and artwork.

    Of course a detailed list is the best way to go and will expedite the process.  If you have a list, include it in your email.

  3. In almost every circumstance the condition of your collectibles will be the number-one factor in determining their value.  When Gary inspects your comics and collectibles he will take the time to explain the grading process.  Gary was on the committee that created today’s comic-book grading standards and understands all the nuances that go into grading comics, pulps and other paper items.

  4. If Gary is interested in buying your collection, he will set an appointment with you to inspect them at your home or at one of the two Comix Revolution stores.  After the inspection he will tell you the market value of your collection.  He will then make you an offer based on the market value.  Gary purchases collections for resale so his offer will usually be 30-70% of the market value.  Please understand that this is not unreasonable.  If you were to sell your collectibles on eBay or through an auction house you will receive, after listing fees, grading fees, shipping charges, etc., approximately 30-70% of the selling price – while waiting weeks or even months to collect your money.  When you deal with Gary you get paid immediately – IN CASH!

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