Comic books fly off shelves for charity - The Worcester Observer

Comic books fly off shelves for charity

Worcester Editorial 6th Feb, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

MARVEL fans have been snapping up an array of donated comic books to raise more than £1,500 for a city charity.

Generous collector, Andrew Farthing, donated 2,000 comics and several dozen graphic novels from the 1980s and 90s to the St Richard’s Hospice Snowdrops Bookshop shortly before Christmas.

The highly collectable comics are in very good condition and went on sale ranging from £3 to £300 for a bundle.

Andrew, from Worcester, said: “It seemed silly for books and comics that I’d read and was unlikely to want to read again to sit in my house when the hospice shops might be able to redirect them towards good homes and raise a few thousand pounds in the process.”

The donations include fans’ favourites like Marvel, X-Men, Hulk, Daredevil and Vertigo.

Emma Lamb, Snowdrops Bookshop manager, said: “We are really pleased with how they have sold so far with people of all ages coming in to buy them.

“We’ve already sold more than 650 comics and 60 graphic novels in the shop and some through the internet, but there is still lots of choice left.”

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