Author: Mike Huddleston

Overvalued Overstreet: Flash 105

Today we take a look at a major DC Key that I think is a bit overblown in the Overstreet price guide. I may be alone here on this one. The book is a certified silver age key – no denying that. The Flash was the first golden age superhero character to reboot, and later the first hero to start being published in his own series in the silver age of comics. Flash #105, DC Comics, March 1959. Overstreet and the marketplace are in lock-step on this book, values increasing and demand is maybe at an all-time high. An...

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Overvalued Overstreet | Amazing Spider-Man #116-118

Today on Overvalued Overstreet we are traveling back in time, to my first post for Comic Book Daily – Undervalued Spotlight #145, January 2013. That post was about two books I felt were undervalued by the market and Overstreet – Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2 and Amazing Spider-Man King-Size Special (Annual) #9. Both of these books have done squat in terms of price appreciation in the past four years since I wrote this post. Dead money. I confess I still like both of these books – a lot. My biggest beef in the post was actually directed at three books,...

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Undervalued Spotlight #358

Tim Holt #11 & #17 Published by Magazine Enterprises. It is double your pleasure today on the Undervalued Spotlight featuring the original Ghost Ride circa 1949-1955. Let’s get to it. The creation of the original Ghost Rider was rather unique. It was inspired by two other mediums. A song – Ghost Riders in the Sky, written by Stan Jones and made popular by singer Vaughn Monroe, and a movie – Disney’s the Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Headless Horseman). Magazine enterprises Vince Sullivan, writer Ray Krank, and artist Dick Ayers have all been listed as co-creators of this new Ghost...

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The Atlas Twins: Tales of Suspense & Tales to Astonish

Arcs & Runs #52. This is the third and final segment of the three- part series on Twins, featuring comic titles that began publishing at the same time and were in many ways bound together. It also fits well with our focus on Jack Kirby this month as his work was front and center on these two “Kirby Monster” titles. I have always been fascinated with the 1954-1960 time-period in comics. Comics on the whole were in a bit of a tailspin in popularity in 1955. Comics had been under attack for graphic content. The most infamous attacker was...

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The Mighty Thor 145-152

Arcs & Runs #52. Our month-long celebration of Jack “King” Kirby’s 100th birthday continues in Arcs & Runs with a look at another one of Kirby’s long running characters the Mighty Thor. Thor has always been one of my favourite characters and the time frame we are going to review today lands right in the middle of my own childhood reading period. You couldn’t have a better artist prodding your imagination than Jack Kirby and the magical world of Thor. We also double your pleasure with this run as the back-up stories feature another one of Jack Kirby’s fantastic creations...

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