Blue Monkey Comics and Collectibles
Blue Monkey Comics has the right to lay claim as the only comic book, science fiction and collectible store in the Fantastic Flea Market. It has been here for at least 5 years and has generated a stable customer base
When you mention the word comic books and collectibles, the image of young children and maybe teenagers buying Marvel or DC comics come to mind. Many will buy comics of their favorite super hero’s such as Superman, Batman or Spiderman or Green Lantern. Other groups of superheroes such as the Fantastic 4, Justice League were popular in the past. When comic book fans finish reading them, they are put in plastic bags to be preserved until such time that they either are traded or sold to a collectors for a price
In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Hollywood wanted to attract a younger audience to watch movies. They took interest in putting the comic book hero’s and science fiction shows on the big screen. Movies such as Superman I, II, III and IV were produced starring the late Christopher Reeves. One of the most popular science fiction films Star Wars, released in 1976 returned for three sequels.
Television producers took movies such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and made it into a TV series followed by Angel. Countless other movies such as Spiderman, X-Men, Green Lantern and X-Men blazed the silver screen.
Even Star Trek, a popular science fiction film that was cancelled in the 1960’s was resurrected in to a movie followed by at least 4 sequels. This led to the revival of the TV series Star trek The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager and Enterprise. Other science fiction series followed or were produced in the same time frame of 1987-1999 such as X-Files, Babylon 5, Farscape. Once again the Star Wars franchise was revived with movies such as the Phantom Menace, The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith.
What is happening now is that Hollywood has concentrated on films that explore what would happen to humans if a plague or genetic mutation affected them. Movies like Night of the living Dead, 12 Monkeys, 28 Days Later and Resident Evil have popped up and TV series such as the Walking Dead are very common at present. There are still the popular vampire series such as Twilight which recently ended in the movie sphere. In all the above mentioned example of movies, collectibles were produced and sold (which includes books, VHS and DVD sets)
The owner of Blue Monkey comics believes that movies do not drive collectibles as it once did in the past. Many of them have been made for various fantasy and science fiction series and if you collected and kept them in good condition, it is of some value even if you never sell in in your life time. He still provides info for Fan Expo or Anime North or the big Science Fiction-Fantasy show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in August of each year. So if you are looking for old or new collectible drop by Blue Monkey Comics. You might never know what treasures that you may find. Check out the landing page at https://mississauga-fleamarket.org/2017/03/19/blue-monkey-comi…ctibles-green-67/