My dad and I were talking about Superman and he lamented about how he had bought the Superman comic books every time they came out when he was a kid from about 1958-1968…and his mom threw them all away.
For fun a year or so ago he’d bought a new Superman comic and he said it was “unreadable” and threw it away. I assume it’s just not the same.
I told him surely we’d be able to find a decent collection of those '58-'68 issues but being a person who doesn’t know squat about comics I am having a hard time coming up with what would be the right thing. I found the DC Comics Superman Archives on Amazon but they all seem to go from the '30s-'40s. Or am I reading the reviews wrong?
Can anyone point me to a good collection of Superman comics that would span the years my dad was a hardcore Superman fan ('58-'68)?
Can you buy those actual comics for cheap anywhere, or are they all total collectors items worth big $$? He wouldn’t mind having shitty copies, as long as they were read-able.
Also…my dad suggested that he WOULD prefer the actual comics themselves because he enjoyed the ads in them. My original thought was that having the actual comics would just be to expensive…but perhaps there is some sort of collection of 50’s and 60’s comic book ads somewhere?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.