I have to tell you all about a website I found recently and I think that it’s the best invention of the century. It’s called Comic Book Plus and it has an impressive archive of comics in general, and some destined to sports, in particular. The neat thing about this site is that you can read a lot of numbers online, which means that you won’t have to go on websites like eBay or Amazon and try to get old collections at a reasonable price.
I’ll start by giving you an example. If this post seems odd, perhaps I should add that it is not an advertisement in any way and that I was honestly thrilled to discover it. That’s why I decided to share it with the rest of the world, because I figure that there have to be other sports aficionados out there who used to love comic books when they were younger. Some might even have amazing collections, who knows?
As I was saying the website holds an ever-growing selection of both pulp fiction and comic strips, and best of all, they are all free of charge. Before you start thinking that something funny must be happening, I’ll tell you that everything is legal. The content is not in violation of any copyright or trademark laws.
Comic Books Plus also has an amazing selection of pamphlets, brochures, magazines, as well as newspapers and British story papers. If you would like to get in touch with other comic books fans, all you have to do is create an account and log into the forum. You only need a valid email for that, and the forum is packed with digital comic news, blogs, announcements, introductions, and even older posts that might not be relevant any longer.
The content is also split up into several categories. In sports, for instance, you might find that there are several interesting titles to consider in boxing and martial arts. I particularly enjoyed the Babe Ruth Sports Comics which were first released in April 1949 by Harvey Comics. You can now read all the editions online.
Another book I liked was Baseball Thrills, which was first put on the newsstands in 1951. Published by Ziff-Davis, the third number of this comic book was viewed over two thousand times, which practically speaks for itself when it comes to its popularity. Football Thrills is pretty much the same thing as the formerly mentioned comics, despite being about an entirely different sport. If you’re into boxing and the likes, maybe you would like a walk down memory lane with Joe Louis, of which the two issues were both published in 1950.