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Undervalued Spotlight

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…

For your collecting and investing reference, here is a complete listing of the third one hundred Undervalued Spotlights presented here on Comic Book Daily. Click the number to go to the…

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…

Power Comics #1, Power Comics, 1977 (January? – a reprint of #1 exists dated March 1977) A seemingly random sequence of events led me to this week’s Spotlight. I’ll try…

Amazing Spider-Man #3, Marvel, July 1963. Every now and again I’m lucky enough to have Mike Huddleston come to the shop for a nice visit. I’m not sure what I…

Superman #4, DC Comics, Spring 1940 Looking back I can see that I haven’t had the best relationship with the Superman title. I’ve always thought the value of Superman #1…

Avengers #142, Marvel Comics, December 1975 Huh? I just picked up a nice pile of Avengers and something drew me to this issue. It got me thinking… The superhero genre…