University of South Carolina Gets Collection of 180,000 Comics With First Appearances of Avengers, Justice League, X-Men
And you thought you had a large collection to organize…
The collection, worth an estimated $2.5 million, includes first editions and first appearances from the Avengers, Justice League, X-Men, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Hulk as well as a number of comics rom the so-called Golden Age covering the 1930s through the 1950s.
The collection contains non-superhero comics from romances (Boy Meets Girl) to religious stories (He’s The Greatest), science fiction magazines and Mutt and Jeff books that date back to the early 20th century.
University library officials have gone through about 100 of the 500 long boxes donated by Gary Watson, a retired Columbus, Ohio, nurse who has never visited USC but whose life’s work now sits in a vault inside the school’s library.
Originally at www.free-times.com
So yeah, you’re not getting access to all of it right away. On the other hand, if you were considering whether or not to accept that admission to USC, this may be an important factor to consider.