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Today’s Overvalued Overstreet spotlight features one of my favourite comics of all time: Tales of Suspense #49. I still own a beautiful copy of the book, and it will probably be one of those books that goes to the people who I leave behind when I am resting in an urn on somebody’s mantle. They of course will probably sell…

It seems a little odd writing about war comics in the middle of the most festive time of the year. It is this time of year however when I think about war the most. The sacrifices that others have made in the past, and still make today, so I can sit at home relatively care-free with my friends and family.…

Daredevil #7, Marvel Comics, April 1965. I can’t tell you how many times lower to mid grade copies of this book has queued up in my back issue bins over the years. Mind you I don’t think I have a copy at this moment but I think that’s due more to “aggressive discounting” than it is to rampant demand. The problem all along must have been an overvalued Overstreet value.…

It took a while, but I finally have come to my most disliked Marvel title of all time – Not Brand Echh. Issue #1 of Not Brand Echh has already been covered in Walt’s Undervalued Spotlight #85 way back on May 13, 2011 (Thank you again Scott for that Index). There is a lot of good background information on the…

We are venturing back to the X-Men title to shine the Overvalued spotlight on a seriously overvalued Top Ten issue and to attend to a little unfinished business on X-Men reprints. The books in the original X-Men title (#1-66) have always been and still are valued higher than its twin sister book The Avengers (both started in September 1963). There…

Fantastic Four #24 March 1964 The Infant Terrible A standard Kirby/Lee production In this month’s edition of Overvalued Overstreet we turn our attention to comic retailers and collectors current nightmare: the dreaded “run” book.  I always chuckle at this term as all comics become part of a run if the title lasts for any period of time. Key and semi-key…

One of the most critically acclaimed comic books to hit the stands in early 70’s was Neal Adams and Dennis O’Neil’s Green Lantern/Green Arrow run. I didn’t know much about DC comics but I was very familiar with Neal Adams, who had just finished a ten issue run with the X-Men (#56-65) and then the title was suspended after issue…

Today we will take a look at one of my least favorite genres of comic collecting – the photo cover comic. Who am I kidding? I think they are the worst. I would say I hate them but “hate” is an overused word, we’ll settle for intensely dislike and leave it there. My biggest gripe about them is the complete…

This week’s Overvalued Overstreet points at the 35 cent price variant Star Wars #1, a book that has proven me wrong on every turn for a good 5 years running. I know I’ve covered it a few times over on the Auction Highlights column: each time I choose Advantage Seller and each successive listing of the book gets even more…

This week’s Overvalued spotlight shines on one of my favourite characters in the marvel universe the Silver Surfer. I had originally planned to include him in a combination post with Iron Man #1 last month because both of the books shared some similar characteristics. I am glad that I didn’t as the Iron Man post seemed to take on a…

  Our Overvalued featured book today is Iron Man #1. I think this book is one of the most grossly overvalued books of Marvel’s Silver age. I personally think there hasn’t been a more overvalued Marvel comic since this was printed in May of 1968 (excluding price variants – a topic for another day). There are contenders for that mantle,…

I guess I’ll stick with picking books from some of my favorite runs of comics and tackle Barry Windsor-Smith’s terrific run in Conan #1-24, focusing on one culprit in particular the “low distribution” issue #3. In the late seventies and early eighties Conan was a very hot title and the first twenty-four issues of the series were immensely popular, and…

Welcome to the first post of a new semi-regular column called Overvalued Overstreet. This column will feature one or two books per post that the writer feels is currently overvalued in the Overstreet price guide. I say “the writer” as it is my most fervent hope that this column will evolve into a Comic Book Daily community affair with current…