Will we buy your comics & collectibles?

Also see “How to sell your old comic books FAST!”

We do buy comics and collectibles that we are sold out of, and that we think we can sell.

If you have something we are interested in buying, we will make a cash or store-credit offer. If you are satisfied with what we can offer you, then you will be immediately paid!

If you have a large collection, send or bring us a list we can review. For comics, email backissues@emeraldcitycomics.com; for toys & collectibles, email toys@emeraldcitycomics.com.

If you have a small box of comics or collectibles, call ahead at 727-398-2665 to make sure a buyer is available before bringing them in.

For toys & collectibles, just give us a general idea of what you have, in case you have something we do not buy (such as sports collectibles) – this way you don’t waste a trip over!

Unfortunately, we are unable to give you a rough estimate of what we would offer you over the phone or by email – we need to physically see the items to make an evaluation.

We are only able to evaluate collections that are for sale – if you need an appraisal for insurance or legal purposes, please contact neil@emeraldcitycomics.com for a quote.

For comic books, we do buy older “vintage” comics — those that were published before 1974, as well as select “key issues” that our Guests are always in the market for.

What we would recommend is to take a close look at the publication dates on your comics. The publication date is normally printed in small print on either the inside front cover or more commonly on the bottom of the first (or sometimes the last) page of the comic.

You can also check the cover price of a comic to get some idea of how old it is. Vintage comics usually have a cover price of 20 cents or less, and the oldest ones have a cover price of 10 or 12 cents.

We would be happy to take a look at any of your comics that were published before 1974 as long as they are in relatively good condition; we have a hard time selling coverless, incomplete, or very badly damaged comics.

As mentioned, we do also buy “key issues.” Here’s a list of newer Key Issues that we will usually buy. If you happen to have any of the books from this list in your collection, we would be happy to take a look at those as well.


  • If there is any odor in or on the items (besides that wonderful “old paper” smell of comics!), the value is substantially less.
  • Prices are based on an item’s condition, how complete it is, and our current inventory.
  • A retail store cannot pay full retail / guide / eBay value for any item. We can only offer you a percentage of the prices you may see in a price guide or on our shelves. Please understand that this is just the nature of a retail store: we may sit on an item for months or years before it sells, and the markup we make on an item is what pays for our Team, our building, electricity, etc. If you need to get an amount much closer to retail or guide value, your best bet is to sell directly through eBay, Craigslist, or a local convention.
  • Unfortunately, sometimes certain collectibles are just not worth what you think they might be. There are many items for which we have a high supply and/or a low demand, so we are unable to even make an offer on them! We will let you know whether you should sell them to a buyer that might need them more than we do, or if they might be better donated to friends / family / favorite charity.
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