The Savannah Collection: Heroes Aren't Hard to Find
Shelton Drum of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, North Carolina, has acquired a comic book collection of more than 40,000 unique books. The collection was amassed by a single collector who resided in the Savannah area.
Last fall, at the age of 95, a life-long comic book collector passed on, leaving behind an incredible collection of more than 40,000 comic books. He started collecting in the 1950s and continued until his recent death. A fan of all genres, he bought everything. Action Comics, Showcase, Brave and the Bold, Batman, G.I. Combat, Our Army at War, X-Men, Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Uncle Scrooge, Heart Throbs, Weird Western and literally everything else! Although, with a complete collection of DC, he was clearly a superhero fan.
The collector’s four children were not interested in keeping the collection and sought Shelton’s help in selling it. When he arrived at the collector’s home to inspect the books, Shelton found the comics from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s stored raw on shelves and in plastic storage bins, and the books from the 80s and later bagged and in cases. According to his family, at some point the collector developed a relationship with a local newsstand distributor and was able to pick up new books directly from the warehouse as they arrived. This resulted in a very consistent collection. All of the books are clean, with no stamps or markings.
When asked to sum up his thoughts on the collection, Shelton stated simply, “This collection has all the comics that you dream about as a kid. Every title, every issue, all lined up!”
Every book will be certified by CGC with the Savannah Collection pedigree. Check www.heroesonline.com for updates on this amazing collection as it becomes available to the comic book community.
Shelton Drum has been buying and selling comics since the mid-1970s and opened his store, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, in Charlotte, N.C., in January 1980.