Largest collection of comic books
Bob Bretall
101822 total number
United States (Mission Viejo)

The largest collection of comic books includes 101,822 unique items and is owned by Bob Bretall (USA) of Mission Viejo, California, USA. The achievement was verified on 6 August 2015.

The above total only includes the number of unique comic books, any duplicates were not included in the total. Bretall keeps his collection mainly in his three-car garage however he also has a "comic room" with selected comic books and other associated memorabilia.

Take a leaf out of Bob’s book and find out what it’s like to be a comic-collecting aficionado:

What made you start collecting?

My older brother gave me a “coupon” good for 10 comics when I was eight. The first comic I bought was Amazing Spider-Man #88 and I fell in love with the character, the art (by John Romita Sr.), and the story (by Stan Lee).

What is the last comic that you read?

I read over 100 new comic books every month, so this answer will be different every time you ask it. I’m writing this on July 22, 2015, and the last comic I read was Starve #2 (Image Comics).

Any favorite superheroes?

My favorite superhero would have to be Spider‑Man, since he got me into collecting. I’ve always liked the human problems Peter Parker faced. That said, I would like to emphasize that there are a lot of things besides superhero comics out there.