San Francisco: Comic book fans and collectors turn out for library sale

From SF Gate

” Fredrick Jackson and Rebecca Hauser are admittedly huge comic book nerds. They rejoice at the sight of illustrated pages in the form of action-packed stories.Jackson, 45, has collected the books since he was just a boy and currently has a collection of over 500 comics. Hauser, 33, has also been a fan for years and confesses to having well over 1,000.That’s why the two friends were excited Saturday morning to make the hour-long drive from San Pablo to a San Francisco Public Library donation warehouse on the edge of the city’s Potrero Hill district, where over 30,000 comic books — including vintage copies of Archer, Spiderman and Judge Dredd — would be sold for just 25 cents each.“The price alone was well worth the drive out,” Jackson said.He arrived with Hauser and other friends shortly before 9 a.m. to claim a spot at the front of the line. Dozens of people from around the Bay Area joined the line that wrapped down the block and around the corner.”