Q-Collection Comic Book Preservation Project

Introduction to the Q-Project

The Q-Collection: Comic books are one of the five folk arts that originated in the USA and have spread throughout the world. The Q-Collection Comic Book Preservation Project was created to rescue and preserve key* comic books published from the 1930's to the 1960's. Preservation is necessary due to the poor quality paper that these books were printed on. The Q-Collection preservation method is to take low-grade copies of key comics, replace missing parts if necessary, laminate each page and pair related comics where possible. We then put 2, 3 or 4 comics in each binder and add histories of each comic book. For fun we've put comic book-related bonuses between each comic book. These bonuses are often very rare and help preserve the cultural history of that gold or silver age period.

*Key comic books are the first issue of a series, or the first appearance of an important new character within a series, the revising of an existing character for a new comic book age, the origin issue of an important character, or a classic cover.

For examples: The 1939 Superman #1 is the first issue of a series. The 1940 Detective Comics #38 is the introduction of the character of Robin (Batman's sidekick). And the 1956 Showcase #4 is the reintroduction & revised look of the character Flash. The 1954 Sub-Mariner #33 followed a five year publication break and was a retelling of the Sub-Mariner's origin - how he came into existence.

Comics & Bonus Covers in the Q-Collection

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The sixteen photos below are a small selection of the comics & bonus covers in the Q-Collection. Each photo contains two comics. You kids are going to love this! =Q=

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