Part of the enjoyment of collecting comics is searching for unique editions for sale. This can be quite difficult when you want to purchase editions that are rare and difficult to find. However, it is possible that you need the most recent versions of your favorite comics. You can also find comic book stores (also known as magasin de bandes dessines in the French language)through many online sources.
Your local comic book shop may have all the latest comic book issues that you are looking for at reasonable prices. You can also find new comics from bookstores, toy stores, and even some corner shops. However, if you're looking to purchase comics in bulk and at wholesale costs, try directly to the source: those who publish the comics themselves.
Older comic books available for auction
Finding comics from the past isn't easy. However, with a little persistence (and an openness to expand your budget) it is possible to find rare comics within a matter of minutes.
You'll be amazed by the number of back issues comic stores have – don't be intimidated to ask the attendant for assistance. It's easy to find them. The Internet is a good resource. Visit auction websites and search for the comic titles and editions you're interested in.
There are also comic book fairs in which lots of comic book fans are looking to buy, sell or trade older comics. Fairs for trade are a fantastic method for you to connect with comic enthusiasts and eventually trade, buy and sell items with the people who you meet.