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, or the origin issue of an important character.
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
The above two photos display our Q-Collection impression stamp. Each of the 4,000+ laminated comic book pages have been stamped on the inside margin. Stamping the pages in this way unifies and identifies the comics in the collection for all time. 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=