Comic conventions are one of the best parts of being a fan, but carrying all of your incredible finds around with you can be heavy work. Luckily, Image founder, DC Co-Publisher, and comic book icon Jim Lee has teamed up with HEX bags to create the ultimate bag for comic book collectors — and we have to say, it’s super cool.
The inspiration for the HEX x Jim Lee Collectors Backpack came from conversations between the company and the groundbreaking comic book creator. “Working with Jim Lee, Hex realized that not only do the artists need a better backpack solution but so do their fans! Comic conventions have become immensely popular events where collectors can gather to follow their favorite characters and artists. They buy, sell and collect comic books, posters, autographs, etc. Comic books are not kids business anymore as many of these books reach values well into six-figure territory. But there was no way to safely transport them.”
This bag is an answer to the plight of “comic convention-goers who routinely carry hundreds if not thousands of dollars of comics around in flimsy bags. This backpack provides secure and safe storage for comic book enthusiasts.” It contains multiple segments including a file folder so that multiple bagged and boarded or even slabbed comics can be stored safely. If you’re the kind of person who likes to buy an expensive book, there’s even the option to lock this section of the bag. One of our favorite super-niche additions is the pocket, which is the exact size of the Overstreet comic book price guide, so you can make sure you’re getting the right amount of bang for your buck.
The bag is lined with a Jim Lee illustrated Batman print and includes Batarang zippers. It’s also water-resistant and features a laptop sleeve, as well as other pockets for phones, sunglasses, and even expandable mesh pockets for your poster tubes! The bag will run you $139.95 and you can grab yours right here!
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