Dewey's Owner Knows Value of a Free Comic Book

Dan Veltre still remembers getting his first free comic book and, on Saturday, his shop was giving them away.

What Dan Veltre likes about comic books is how they have readers use their imaginations going from panel to panel.

Veltre, who has owned on Park Avenue in Madison going on 21 years, discovered his love for comics after getting his first free comic book as a kid and sees his participation in Free Comic Book Day as a way to pass on his love for the medium, he said.

On Saturday, Dewey's took part in Free Comic Book Day, an annual event started in 2002 that invites thousands of independent shops to give away free comic books.

The line to get into Dewey's wrapped around the corner at the 10 a.m. start of the event and artists from the Joe Kubert Comic Art School made sketches outside for those who attended.

Attendees could choose from a selection of more than a dozen free comics, including Donald Duck, The Avengers, Spider-Man and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

"Fifty years ago, I got my first free comic book," Veltre said. "That's how I became a fan."

Owen Calhoun May 09, 2013 at 02:39 AM
I am trying to find the value of my comic books and I'm not having very good luck. Is there any place that tells what the books are worth? I have Captain Marvel, Super Girl; Superman; DC National Comics 'Unexpected'; 'Bob Hope', 'Mutt & Jeff', 'Harvey Comics: Mutt & Jeff, 'Giant Harvey Comics', 'Mutt & Jeff', 'Dell: 'Mutt & Jeff'', Archie Series: 'Laugh', 'Archie Adventure Series, 'Life With Archie', Dell: 'Little Lulu', and many more. ocalhoun@cogeco.ca


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