‘It’s an amazing collectible on so many levels,’ says Vincent Zurzolo, the COO of Metropolis comics and ComicConnect.com. ‘It taps into escapism, entertainment, great storytelling, folklore – it’s an incredible artform.’
Zurzolo himself owns more than 150,000 comic books, making him the biggest collector of comics in the world. He and business partner Stephen Fischer have a combined 70 years in the business and a common network of clients from whom they are able to source book requests, in order to build collections for UHNWs such as Ayman Hariri, celebrities such as Nicolas Cage, and heads of Fortune 500 companies. Investors take heed: the comic book market is constantly growing, he says.