Author: Walter Durajlija

Undervalued Spotlight #360

All New Marvel Now! Point One #1, Marvel Comics, March 2014 and Captain Marvel #17, Marvel Comics, February 2014. We had a big sale at the shop this past weekend and I was stationed in the back, in the old comics section. It was a busy area of the store with lots of back issue fans pouring in to scoop up some deals. The best part of working “old man alley”, as the others at the shop like to call it, is that I get to talk comics with lots of knowledgeable comic collectors. I got into a conversation...

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Undervalued Spotlight #359

Superman #30, DC Comics, September/October 1944. I remember having a solid copy of an old Sup a couple of years ago. I remember picking it up and loving the cover, a great love triangle cover with a sassy Lois snubbing Superman for Clark. As I was pricing it up I realized it was also a key issue! Bonus! The book I’m referring to is Superman #30 and it’s my Udervalued Spotlight pick this week. Superman #30 is recognized as the 1st appearance of Mr. Mxyztplk, that pain in the ass from the 5th dimension. The only way Superman could...

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Undervalued Spotlight #357

Pink Panther #1, Gold Key, April 1971. I just noticed the last 11 Spotlights were either Marvel or DC! Time to fix that. This week I thought I’d shine the Undervalued Spotlight on an old favorite of mine, Pink Panther #1. Most of us know the Pink Panther through the Peter Sellers’ Jacques Clouseau films, I don’t care what anybody says, there is no funnier film than The Pink Panther Strikes Again!  The Pink Panther 1st appeared as an animated character in the credits of the 1st Pink Panther film in 1963. The audience loved the character and he...

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Undervalued Spotlight #356

Silver Surfer #3, Marvel Comics, December 1968 I wanted to feature this book a while ago but when I realized the market was already onto it I held off. Upon some reflection I’ve decided Silver Surfer #3 still has very good upside and thus deserves to be this week’s Undervalued Spotlight. Forever the books to have in the Surfer run have been #1, #4 and to some degree (thanks to those pesky Spider-Man collectors) #14. Silver Surfer #3 though has really caught fire lately and it’s partly thanks to that spectacular John Buscema cover. I know a couple of...

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Undervalued Spotlight #355

Action Comics #275, DC Comics, April 1961 Let’s stay with Superman one more week. One of the hottest Silver Age DC’s on the market is Action Comics #242 featuring the 1st appearance of Brainiac and the 1st Lost City of Kandor. Action #242 has it all, an introduction of a major Superman villain, a fantastic cover featuring our villain and the introduction of the fantastic concept that is the City of Kandor. Unfortunately Action #242 has priced itself out of reach for most of us. I have long had Lois Lane #17 on my list of future Spotlights, it is...

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