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Millie the Model #41, Marvel Comics, April 1953 I had a nice long talk with a very knowledgeable comic book friend of mine the other day on the crazy prices comic books have been getting lately. We touched on all the big keys quickly being priced out of reach and we also discussed how other collecting strains have been performing…

Daredevil #16, Marvel Comics, May 1966. The back issue comic book market is robust these days. It seems there is healthy activity in almost all segments of the market, Golden, Silver, Bronze, Copper and Modern Age books continue to break records, the high grade market is nuts, the variant market is nuts, prices for key first appearances are beyond nuts.…

Amazing Spider-Man #66, Marvel Comics, November 1968. There were several things that happened this past weekend that helped me choose Amazing Spider-Man #66 as this Week’s Undervalued Spotlight pick. First off the big Spider-Man: Homecoming movie opened to impressive box office numbers, they are probably even more impressive that we think considering this is the 3rd time the Spidey Origin…

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk welcome comic fan Kwame Mason to the show. So sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture. Oh, and please, please make sure you go out and support your local comic book shop. Comic Culture is written by Walter Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen. Enjoy Comic Culture’s…

Batman #296, DC Comics, February 1978. I was pricing up some books for an upcoming con and had the pleasure of going through a sweet stack of Batmans. It was nice going through those late #200s and early #300s issues. The usually darlings were there #286, 291 and 294 gems with the Joker, the #300 anniversary issue, the #323 fan…

Ringo Kid #8, Atlas Comics, October 1955, CGC graded 7.0 with Off White to White pages recently sold on eBay for $36. I’m not sure how I came across this result but I did a quick double take when I saw it. Isn’t $36 too cheap for an old Atlas comic from the 1950s? This copy of Ringo Kid #8…

X-Men #139, Marvel Comics, November 1980. Happy 150th birthday Canada! For a while now I’ve had a few Canadian Whites in mind for this post but at the last moment I was inspired to choose something a bit more accessible. Sending you out chasing something so obscure and rare would have been extremely impolite and so very un-Canadian. The thought of…

Superman #1 – Page 24 only, DC Comics, Supper 1939, designated PG by CGC sold for $405 on eBay recently. I’ve been asked to buy single pages of big book a lot recently, apparently it’s quite the trend. To date I’ve stayed away only because I’m not so sure of this market. A friend told me to look up Superman…

Marvel Comics Presents #72, Marvel Comics, March 1991. I was talking comics with a pal of mine and somehow we got on the topic of books the market is ignoring. We’re both opinionated which can sometimes make for difficult conversation. Luckily comics aren’t quite politics and the passions they inflame have a hard time spreading across a convention floor. We…

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk about comics and comic book related stuff. So just kick back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture. Oh, and please, please make sure you go out and support your local comic book shop. Comic Culture is written by Walter Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen. Enjoy Comic Culture’s…

Captain Marvel #26, Marvel Comics, May 1973. I was chatting with one of my pals at the shop the other day and he was telling me about a nice little comic pick up he had just made. War Is Hell #9 is the book he snagged, he told me it was hot book because of all the spec around Thanos, the…

Active Comics #6, Bell Features, August/September 1942, Graded CGC 5.0 Cream to Off White pages sold for $326 on last week’s big ComicLink auction. I won this auction but I actually didn’t mean to, I mean I’m glad that I won it but I didn’t expect my bargain basement bid to actually win the day. I’m not sure why this “Canadian…

Superman #246, DC Comics, December 1971. This guest Undervalued Spotlight comes courtesy of long time reader Sonny Zymali. Take it away! I feel like I’ve got a good pick for an undervalued book that has had me scratching my head for over a year now. With the DC Extended Universe in full swing both on television and in theaters, I feel…

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk the comic book talk. So just sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture. Oh, and please, please make sure you go out and support your local comic book shop. Comic Culture is written by Walter Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen. Enjoy Comic Culture’s May 31st 2017…

Magnus Robot Fighter #1, Gold Key, February 1963 A small stack of Gold Key’s came into the shop recently, the best book in the bunch was a beat up copy of this week’s Undervalued Spotlight pick Magnus Robot Fighter #1. I poked around trying to come up with a price and was surprised at how low the value is in…

Walking Dead #1, Image Comics, October 2003, Graded CGC 9.8 with White pages sold for $3,000 on eBay recently. I can’t believe the legs this book has. I’ve counted Walking Dead #1 out after it went past $1,000 – I flipped every copy I got. I’ve counted Walking Dead #1 out past $2,000 – I flipped every copy I got. Well…

All Top Comics #8, Fox Feature Syndicate, November 1947 It seems I’ve been neglecting the Golden Age of comics lately, only 2 of my last 19 posts have been devoted to what is probably the best hunting ground for undervalued comics. This week I’ll address this error in judgment with inspiration that came from my good buddy Jay and his…

Last updated on May 17th, 2017 at 08:40 amGiant-Size Creatures #1, Marvel Comics, July 1974 Recently I did a small con and didn’t have a lot of room on my table. I had to lose some bins so out went the Sgt. Fury section, the Harvey Comics section, the Dell photo cover and Westerns section as well as the Giant-Size…

Strange Adventures #205, DC Comics, October 1967 The Silver Age has seen heavy speculation on all 1st appearances of note. Pure speculation can put strong upward pressure on prices as we rush to own these key issues before they “explode” in value thanks to some future exposure/popularity that we hope the character will enjoy. Characters like Poison Ivy from Batman #181…

Last updated on May 7th, 2017 at 04:36 pmThis week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk comic book talk. So kick back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture. Oh, and please, please make sure you go out and support your local comic book shop. Comic Culture is written by Walter Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen.…