Man, I Wish I Had A Time Machine – Vintage Pictures of Newsstands & Kids Reading Comics

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When would you set the clock in your DeLorean, June of 1938 to pick up a fresh copy of Action Comics # 1, the first appearance of Superman?

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Perhaps you’d set the timer to May 1939 and grab a stack of Detective 27’s, and rejoice with the rest of the world at the very first look at a certain caped crusader.

Maybe you’d travel back to a hot summer day in 1962, walk into the local newsstand and ask if they have any copies of Amazing Fantasy 15 and a Pepsi (it’s hot out…remember). The shopkeeper hands you a crisp copy with Spider-Man swooping through the city on a strand of web holding a green suited criminal in his other hand. You happily pay with 17 cents.

To better prepare you for your collector’s journey (yes, I have had this dream many times), here are some great vintage pictures of newsstands and kids reading classic comics.

Look carefully at the photos, you might spot some rarities that would go for astronomical prices today.

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