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Undervalued Spotlight

Forever People #1, DC Comics February/March 1971 This week’s Undervalued Spotlight shines on Jack Kirby’s seminal Forever People #1. I was drawn to Forever People #1 as I was reading…

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1, America’s Best Comics, March 1999 I think the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LOEG) is one of the best ideas to come out of comics ever!…

Fantastic Four #232, Marvel Comics, July 1981 Our great little discussion over at my recent Auction Spotlight post heavily influenced this week’s Undervalued Spotlight pick, Fantastic Four #232. In the…

House of Secrets #94, DC Comics, October/November 1971 Sadly Bernie Wrightson passed away March 18th, 2017 at the way too young age of 68. Mr. Wrightson was a true giant…

Strange tales #111, Marvel Comics, August 1963 I was set up at a comic con this past weekend and had the pleasure of kicking back one evening with a few…

Action Comics #116, DC Comics, January 1948 We haven’t visited the early Golden Age in a while and when I came across this beauty I knew what I had to…

Fables #1, DC/Vertigo, July 2002 When I started working at the comic shop full time back in the 2003 I immediately set about trying to read as much new stuff…

Man from U.N.C.L.E. #7, Gold Key, July 1966 I’ve bought and sold a lot of comic books over the years and yet there are very few I regret selling. Yes,…

Marvel Super-Heroes #13, Marvel Comics, March 1968 This Spotlight came to me while I was arguing with someone about who was the best female superhero at Marvel. I’m not saying…

Falling in Love #121, DC Comics, February 1971 Ahh, my favorite post of the year because I get to say, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. I hope your day/year/life is filled…

Fantastic Four #113, Marvel Comics, August 1971 A few days ago I sorted all my Undervalued Spotlights alphabetically. I did this exercise to help me see if there were areas…

Marvel Spotlight #2, Marvel Comics, February 1972 This week’s Spotlight came to me while I was chatting with some friends about Sherlock Holmes. We were talking about the latest BBC…

Fantastic Four #12, Marvel Comics, March 1963 I was talking to a comic collector recently about the allure of those round 12 cent Marvels. We counted them up and came…

Runaways #1, Marvel Comics, July 2003 The dominant back issue market segment for more recent comics has to be the variant issue market. It’s a tough market and one to…

All Star Comics #51, DC Comics, February/March 1950 In Undervalued Spotlight #308 I introduced the now infamous Durajlija’s Equation for Iconic Golden Age covers (DEIGAC). Spotlight #314 contained the second…

Journey into Mystery Annual #1, Marvel Comics, 1965 Marvel Comics certainly had a “way” with adapting fictional characters and making those characters their own. I can’t think of a bigger…

Blackhawk #117, DC Comics, October 1957 This week’s Spotlight came to me while I was trying to convince the owner of a large Batman collection to sell, or at least…

Last updated on March 7th, 2017 at 01:19 pmFor your collecting and investing reference, here is a complete listing of the third one hundred Undervalued Spotlights presented here on Comic Book…

Comico Christmas Special #1, Comico, December 1988 The Christmas edition of the Undervalued Spotlight shines its festive light on the Comico Christmas Special of 1988. Talk about a gift that…