5 Best Comic Book Wall Mounts
The thin line between sanity and vanity is transgressed only when the first letter is swapped out. Vanity will only devolve into absurd delusion when sanity is completely forsaken and compromised. Before 2008, a person’s sanity or cool quotient was questioned if they read comic books. But not that comic book media is cool in some circles, people vainly compete to show who is the biggest geek. And that is why comic book fans have such an affinity for comic book wall mounts.
People like to show off what they own and cherish. As long as materialism doesn’t become your sole goal in life, it isn’t a problem. In fact, it is a way of life for most people. You can tell a lot about people depending on what they want to show off.
The problem is that while most people like comic book media, they may be casual or non-comic book readers. We live in a generation of comic book fans who may think its weird to cherish a comic book, even though they love comic book media.
As a devout comic book fan, I think some of the things other people cherish and mount on their walls are weird too. This includes, but is not limited to:
- The severed heads of hunted animals
- Sports memorabilia
- Sand from vacation visits
- Random items owned or touched by celebrities now considered “sacred”
- Model aircraft
- Odd, generic, and uninteresting paintings (Dogs Playing Poker)
The topic of this article is people placing favored items on wall mounts, but showing of material items isn’t just limited to wall mounts. Some people show off their cars, houses, jewelry, and designer clothes featuring some designer’s name as sacred items. And the degree is which they show off reveals the line crossed between vanity and sanity.
Comic Book Wall Mounts – But Why Though?
The same rings true for comic book fans who show off their favored comic books with comic book wall mounts. If you really think about it, even a picture frame is a wall mount that displays something that we are proud of. And it is not always pictures of loved ones or people. Some people put pictures of cars or celebrities, who are strangers, on a wall prominently for others to see.
Comic book fans place their favorite comics on comic book wall mounts for a variety of reasons that is personal to them. Not just because it is a comic book.
Before we talk about the various comic book wall mounts that are on the market, let’s examine why a comic book fan would place a comic book on a wall mount. To find the best comic book wall mounts for your needs, you must first consider which of your favorite comic book you would want to display.
After all, while you may have dozens, hundreds, or thousands of comic books, you may only have limited wall space to mount one or a few comic books.
Why Would You Place a Favored Comic Book on a Wall Mount?
This is one of my most favored comic books, Secret Wars #1, first published in May 1984. It is a story of an alien called the Beyonder who transports Earth heroes to an alien planet called Battleworld to fight. This comic book will inspire an Avengers film called “Secret Wars,” within the next 3 or 4 years.
But while many comic book fans now only know about these stories from comic book films, I was reading them when I was 8 or 9.
This is my personal copy of Secret Wars #1, signed by the original writer Jim Shooter. I met Jim Shooter when I was a teenager in the early 1990s. I was writing for a teen publication called New Youth Connections and one of my editors arranged for me to meet and interview him.
I haven’t got it graded yet, but it could be worth anywhere between $80 to $400. Jim Shooter is a very controversial writer, depending on who you ask, but his signing this comic was a pivotal moment in my life. I went from reading this famous comic book story as an 8-year-old to meeting the guy who wrote it a decade later.
This is a comic book I would put on comic book wall mounts.
But the reason why a comic book fan puts a favored issue on comic book wall mounts varies. A comic book can be sacred because of the storyline, writer, artist, era in which it was published, signature, rarity, and numerous other reasons.
The point is that if you post a comic book on a wall mount, then it is special to you and you want others to see it. Make sure that you top load or slab your comic before you wall mount it.
If you really want to protect your comic book, then have it professionally authenticated, graded, and slabbed by a third-party verification company before you wall mount it.
Now, here are five of the best comic book wall mounts for you to consider.
CollectorMount Comic Mount
This is a doubled-edge mount comic book wall mount. It features a mount on the top and bottom and is adjustable. The mount can be extended or shortened to accommodate comic books from any age.
Here are the adjustable dimensions of the wall mount: 8.75” to 14.25”. The wall mount is made of durable and translucent plastic. You need personal hardware to screw it into your wall. After that, it will look like your comic book wall mounts are floating on the wall.
You can get one at Amazon for $9 or a five-pack for $30.
X-FLOAT Clear Floating Shelves (Wall Mounted) for Displaying Comic Books (6-Pack)
These are six mini floating ledges that you screw into a wall yourself. So, you will need some carpentry skills to install these on your own and keep the floating edges level.
Here are the product’s dimensions: 1.25″D x 3″ W x 1.8″H.
They are three-inch ledges with an inch of depth space where you can place your comic books at a backward angle to rest on a wall. Each ledge, or mini floating shelf, have two predrilled holes.
X-FLOAT’s floating mini shelves are made of translucent and durable acrylic plastic. They are designed to be installed on a wall to give off the aesthetic impression that your comics are floating on the surface of the wall from afar.
This product is optimal for displaying slabbed comic books.
Comic Book Showcase Displays – 5-Pack
These are picture frame-style comic book wall mounts that are designed to look like picture frames for large portraits.
The frame is translucent polystyrene with a black-colored frame, a style that differentiates it from most other comic book wall mounts that are translucent. And the black-colored framing adds more aesthetic flair to the comic book of the mounted comic.
These showcase displays can be mounted on a wall. This product is optimal for use with Modern Age comic books.
Here are the dimensions of the display case: 8.875 x 11.75.
You can get a 5-pack of this product for $40.
WKG BRANDS Comic Book Frame 2 Pack
WKG Brands manufactures elegant-looking picture frames that are designed to house comic books.
Here are the product’s dimensions: LxWxH = 13.63 x 7.63 x 0.63 inches
The product’s cover and white colored frame is made of UV-resistant polycarbonate. This comic book wall mount will protect your comic book from the sun’s harmful rays, which degrades comic book paper,
The backing of the frame is made of an acid-free and black-colored mat board. Placing your comic book in this comic book frame and mounting it on your wall will create an eye-catching and multi-colored aesthetic.
This product comes with sawtooth hangers on the back for easy placement on a wall.
Get this two-pack for $27 at Amazon.
Memory Keeper Comic Book Frame (2-Pack)
This is another elegant wall mount display for comic books manufactured by Memory Keeper.
Here are the dimensions of the comic book: 6 3/4″ x 10 1/4″.
The black-colored frame is made of durable plastic with a transparent polycarbonate glass cover. The glass cover is UV resistant and designed to protect the comic from sunlight. The backing mat is white colored.
This product has fold-out tabs on the back that allow you to place this comic book frame on a table or shelf. Hardware is also included for easy mounting on a wall.
You can get this 2-pack product for $27 at Amazon.
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Allen Francis is a full-time writer, prolific comic book investor and author of The Casual’s Guide: Why You Should Get Into Comic Book Investing. Allen holds a BA degree from Marymount Manhattan College. Before becoming a writer Allen was an academic advisor, librarian, and college adjunct for many years. Allen is an advocate of best personal financial practices including saving and investing in your own small business.