Longtime Comic-Con Exhibitor
Bill Cole, professional engineer, and retired Major, United States Army, since 1988 has been one of the longest San Diego Comic-Con exhibitors. He started his company in June of 1973 after winning tickets to a local comic book show. After going to small cons in the area, he started to produce and sell plastic sleeves to protect comic books. Sometime later, he began to manufacture heat-sealed Mylar sleeves to prevent comic books from turning yellow. All this led to his doing this on a full-time basis, making a career change and calling the company Bill Cole Enterprises, Inc. Today, BCE is one of the largest archival supply companies in the world. Bill has been married for 47 years to his lovely wife Nancy and has four grown children.