Category Market Trends

This feature will analyse the happenings and the trends of the back issue comic book market. Look for various contributors to chime in.

Comic Collecting Costs on the Rise

The weakening Canadian Dollar got me to thinking about the effect it is having, if any, on the back issue comic book market. Comic books are like oil in that they are traded in U.S. dollars. The price guide is quoted in U.S. dollars, almost all the big internet dealers are U.S. based and all the major comic auction sites are U.S. and prices are quoted in U.S. Dollars. Basically holding a comic collection is like holding U.S. dollars.
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Fan Expo Can Still Grow

Fan Expo is indeed upon us and I for one am looking forward to the event. Toronto’s Fan Expo has moved into the 100,000 attendees range putting the show up there with San Diego and New York which is a…

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Market Trends

Splash page from Batman #1 gets $660 on eBay. Details here. I got an email from a friend about this. My buddy thought this was crazy but I’m going to try to look at it from a different perspective. This…

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The Floating 9.2 Grade

The Floating 9.2 Grade The 9.2 grade has become synonymous with a quality high grade comic. The 9.2 grade is the right most column in the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. The 9.2 is the industry standard high grade. Over…

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Bad Investment?

Last month quietly, without fanfare a second CGC 9.6 Amazing Fantasy #15 appeared on the CGC Census (CGC is of course the company that grades the comics out of 10, they keep a census on their website). What made this…

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Action #1 tops $2 Million

Wow! A CGC graded 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1 has sold on ComicConnect’s Event Auction for $2.161,000.00. This CGC 9.0 copy has a Cream to Off-White page designation and is the highest CGC graded copy that exists. If you’ll…

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My Money is on Spidey!

Our shop sells a good amount of vintage comics. Sales seem to be concentrated at the comic conventions but the odd sale here and the odd sale there at the shop do add up to a respectable figure by the…

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