Love Comics?

Another wonderful addition to our many, many collections just came in the door recently. A beautiful assortment of Classics Illustrated comics from the 1940s! Hurry in and see if you can find one that might be missing from your collection. Or maybe you’re ready to ‘start’ collecting!

Very collectible comics assortment of Classics Illustrated at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace, MD

Biographies to Books to Superheroes!

These are so much fun to look at from the amazing art work to the stories and more…

Just two samples:

Very collectible Classics Illustrated comic #50: The Adentures of Tom Sawyer by Samuel L Clemens at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace, MD

I know some folks see comics as ‘wasting time.’ But the Classics Illustrated series offers recognized books in comic form. Everyone can enjoy the classics! In Britain, they’ve created Classical Comics, founded in 2007, offering selections that include Shakespeare and Dickins.

Classics Illustrated is an American comic book/magazine series featuring adaptations of literary classics such as Les MiserablesMoby-DickHamlet, and The Iliad. Created by Albert Kanter, the series began publication in 1941 and finished its first run in 1969, producing 169 issues. Following the series’ demise, various companies reprinted its titles. Since then, the Classics Illustrated brand has been used to create new comic book adaptations. This series is different from the Great Illustrated Classics, which is an adaptation of the classics for young readers that includes illustrations, but is not in the comic book form.

from Wikipedia
Very collectible Classics Illustrated comic #47: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne at Bahoukas Antiques in Havre de Grace, MD

Remember, you just never know what collections and items might arrive in our shop. So stop in often and find the perfect piece for your collection. Better yet, start a new one! We’re here and ready to say, “Welcome to Bahoukas!”

Very Collectible Comics

We recently joked about George and the Barbie Doll Collection. But that’s all not that’s arrived at the store in the past week or so.

Very collectible comics …

Several of these comics, though not the 1st edition, are #2! We recently added more than 30 new comics to our collection. The ones pictured include Sinister House, Woody Woodpecker, E-man, The Flintstones featuring the GREAT GAZOO, and Underdog!

You know we’ll be watchin’ for ya! Stop by soon!

Super Heroes to Snoopy…

Why Do We Love Comics?

Comics encourage reading, imagination, and give us encouragement!

How many times have you looked at someone enjoying a comic book and wondering “why?” Well, according to Scribendi, there are a number of good things to come from enjoying a comic book including the one below:

#2: Comic Books Help Us Think Differently
According to University of Windsor English professor Dale Jacobs (2007), comic books require readers to create meaning using “multiple modalities.” Readers of comic books must process all the different components—visual, spatial, and textual—of what they are reading and integrate these components into one solid understanding of the story. This means that, even though comic books may appeal to readers for the same reason these individuals are drawn to other forms of entertainment, such as television and video games, reading these books actually involves much more complex processing. More research remains to be done regarding the neurological benefits of reading comic books, but it is evident that there is far more to this genre than simply “looking at pictures,” as some critics of comic books believe.

from Scribendi

I’ll bet you never thought about that. So possibly for you, or even for a young person who seems to not care about reading, maybe it’s time to start your own collection of comics. The article above has 5 great points to encourage enjoying a few comic books!

We have comics that include: Golden Age, Silver Age, Modern Age, Disney, Super Heroes, Villains, Adventure, and War. Well, those are just for starters.

By the one, did you know that this #1 Collectible Comic is SUPERMAN #1 Action Comic! Sorry, we don’t have one of those!! But we’ll help you browse our selection if you stop by and say ‘hi!’ It’s such a fine day! We’ll be watchin’ for ya!