Comic Book Code Breaker: Man Uses $30K Comic To Make Statue

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This month members of the “Guy Code” cast will be going to San Diego’s Comic-Con. If you’re planning on attending the world’s largest gathering of geeks, then you probably won’t make the same mistake as artist Andrew Vickers.

Vickers made a paper-mache statue out of old comic books for the owner of a comic shop in England. The owner was impressed with the statue, especially after he noticed it was partially made from the the first edition of “The Avengers,” which could be worth $30,000.

Even if you’re not a comic book fan and you somehow found or inherited a bunch of old comics, it’s important that you know the value of your collection. Although the store’s owner said he thought using the comic to make something less valuable was “brilliant,” we’re guessing Vickers would rather have sold the comic and used old “Cathy” comics to make the statue instead.

For Vicker’s next project, he’s going to use a Honus Wagner rookie baseball card as part of a collage for a sports memorabilia convention.

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Neal Stastny (@NealStas) is a comedian and writer in New York.