The Forensic Comicologist : Insights from a Life in Comics, Paperback / softback Book

The Forensic Comicologist : Insights from a Life in Comics Paperback / softback


I've been a comic book fan since childhood. The child became a man and the fan became a comic book retailer.

I wanted more out of life and joined the San Diego Police Department in my mid-20s.

I retired after a 20-year stint and returned to comic book collecting and retailing as a full-time job.

I re-entered that world wide-eyed, but was shocked to see how much corruption and scamming took place in my hobby.

I conveniently found that my legal skills borne from police work gave me the tools to help victims of the flagrant rip-offs happening everyday in the comic book world.

I've worked with crime victims and police departments to solve comic book-related crimes and recover stolen comics for the victims. The Forensic Comicologist is both a play on words and a proper description of the science of collecting comic books.

To add credence to my book I spend a few chapters delving into the history of comics, coupled with the history of collecting those comics.

I include relevance to explain why some comics are popular and others are not.

My book is a tutorial on how to collect wisely and reduce risks.

I've included colorful anecdotes and memoirs from fan-friends of mine.

The job of my book is to de-mystify comic book collecting for novices and explain why things are the way they are.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 270 pages, 61 photographs
  • Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
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  • Category: Comic book & cartoon art
  • ISBN: 9781476672670

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