Comic Books Collection


Located in: Special Collections & University Archives

The Eaton Collection's outstanding collection of more than 75,000 individual comic book issues has been built entirely through donations from fans. The collection includes single issue comics and series, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, manga, and other comics in languages other than English. Among the more significant contributions are the collections of Michael Brennan, Stephen Byrne, Michael Callahan, Adam Crities (UCR alumnus, 1995), Dr. Byran Kaul (UCR alumnus, 1975), anime scholar Fred Patten, and comic book writer Marv Wolfman. The collection contains many examples from the golden (~1938-1950), silver (~1956-1970), bronze (~1970-1985), and modern (~1985-present) ages of American comic book publishing, as well as interregnum in the early to mid-1950s, and provides a wealth of information on colorists, inkers, and letterers, as well as authors and illustrators.

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Special Collections & University Archives

Subject Areas
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy