UTICA, N.Y. -- Times have changed, but for many, their love of comics hasn't. That could be seen at this year's Uticon, a comic book show benefitting the American Cancer Society. The event has previously raised thousands of dollars for the cause. 

Many longtime comic book fans came out Sunday and said some books are sentimental to them.

"Just the smell of the book, it's got a certain…it brings you back to a younger time. Things were a little simpler," said Norman Rieth, of New Hartford.

Several vendors and guests were at the event. One of the exhibitors, "Rescued Comics," helps preserve the books by creating new, one-of-a-kind covers for comic books. After getting a request, it usually takes about a month until the cover can be delivered. It's a timely task, but a rewarding hobby.

"They lose their covers sometimes," said Rescued Comics Colors Len Mihalovich. "That doesn't mean that there isn't still a great story inside. So, one of the goals is to get people as excited about the comic books that don't have any covers anymore as they once were."

Hoping and helping others treasure comic books, and raising money for a good cause.