Light Reading: How Much Do Comic Books Weigh?
Nothing But Comics took a sample of comics from various publishers to a U.S. Post Office to examine the weight of the various comic books, which revealed some interesting information about the comics.
Avatar Press produces the heaviest comics in our survey, with an average weight of 2.7 ounces, implying that the publisher uses heavier paper or other materials in its comics than other publishers, and exceeding the average comic book weight of other publishers who also print 18-page comics.
The comics published by Boom! Studios are 16 pages long and weigh 2.2 ounces on average.
Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse Comics publishes 16-page comic books with an average weight of 2.2 ounces; B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #127 (16 pages) weighs 2.3 ounces, while Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #7 is lighter than some of the show’s more popular characters.
Even though the publisher’s comics contain 18 pages, the average weight of a DC comic book is 1.8 ounces, with the New 52 Futures End #45 (18 pages) weighing just over 1.9 ounces.
King: Jungle Jim, Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, and Man of the Atom are among the characters featured in Dynamite Entertainment’s comics, which have an average weight of 1.9 ounces and contain 18 pages.
IDW comic books are 2.5 ounces on average, and they have fewer pages (16 pages) than Avatar Press comic books (18 pages). Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1 is the heaviest of the 16 page comic books.
Image Comics’ comic books average 16 pages and 2.3 ounces in weight, with Saga #24 (16 pages) being slightly heavier than any other book in our survey and East of West #18 being the lightest at 2.2 ounces.
Marvel Comics’ comic books have 16 pages and an average weight of 1.9 ounces, making them slightly heavier than DC Comics’ comics, despite the fact that Marvel’s comics have fewer pages.
The average weight of all the comic books in our survey was 2.2 ounces, with three of the four 18-page publishers weighing less than two ounces and four of the five 16-page publishers weighing more than three ounces.
How much do comics weigh?
Despite the fact that DC comic books contain 18 pages, the average weight of a DC comic book is 1.8 ounces, implying that the publisher uses lighter materials in its comic books than other publishers.
How much does a full box of comics weigh?
When fully loaded, short boxes can hold around 120 bagged and boarded comics and weigh around 25 pounds.
What is the average comic book size?
A comic book’s standard size is 6-5/8 inches wide by 10-1/4 inches high, though there’s no rule that says you can’t go bigger or smaller. Graphic novels, on the other hand, don’t really have a standard size and can be printed in almost any size you want.
How much do 6 comic books weigh?
I just weighed six ‘average’ Modern age comics, bagged and boarded, and they weighed 16.8 ounces, or about 2.8 ounces each.
How do I find the weight of a book?
The weight of a book is determined by the following factors:
- Number of pages, including any blanks and roman-numerated frontmatter.
- Page size.
- Paper density, as measured in basis weight (US) or grammage (metric).
- An allowance for cover weight.
How much does a comic book cost?
According to the comic book website Newsarama, the average price of a comic book is $2.99, with larger issues costing $3.99 or $4.99 depending on the size of the issue; I chose to use the $2.99 price for the issues I own because it is the most common price for comics that I buy.
How many bag and boarded comics fit in a short box?
Short boxes: These are 15u2032u2032 long and weigh about 30 pounds when full, and most collectors find them fairly easy to move around. They hold 150-200 comics (depending on bag/board thickness and thickness of the comics).
How long is a comic book short box?
Box and lid are unassembled; however, easy-to-follow assembly instructions are printed on the bottom panel and hidden from view once the box is completely constructed. Box Interior Dimensions (WxHxL): 7-5/8″ x 10-7/8″ x 15-1/2″. Box Interior Dimensions (WxHxL): 7-5/8″ x 10-7/8″ x 15-1/2″. Box Interior Dimensions (WxHxL): 7-5/8″ x 10-7/8″
Do you need to bag and board comics?
*whispers* You don’t have to bag and board your comics; they’ll be fine. You, on the other hand, who has a personal favorite brand of bags and can’t imagine not bagging and boarding every comic you ownu2014keep doing what you’re doing!
Which comic bags are best?
MYLAR bags are widely regarded as the best material for storing your valuable comic books and paper products, and the Library of Congress in the United States uses them to store and archive historical documents.
Are all comic books the same size?
While today’s comic books are typically 6 5/8″ wide by 10 3/16″ high (Current size), these dimensions were not always standardized; publishers have produced comics in a variety of sizes throughout the history of comic books (learn more).
What size is original comic book art?
The majority of comic art is drawn on 1117 boards, which vary slightly in size depending on the template you use or the publisher, but are generally set at around 1015.
Are comics A4 size?
The middle group of Franco-Belgian comics are in the standard A4-size comic album format, while the right group of graphic novels are from English-speaking countries with no standard format.u201d Webcomic? Standard American comics are typically printed 6.63u2032u2032 x 10.24u2032u2032 (16.84 x 26.01 cm).