Last updated on June 22nd, 2017 at 02:34 pmDiamond has updated Previews World with the June 2017 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows one new Artist Edition format book, but with two covers. For complete details and daily updates visit our AE Index. Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition Bernie Wrightson began his career in the late 1960s, just barely out…

This week’s Overvalued spotlight falls on one of the great-granddaddies of Marvel Annuals – Fantastic Four Annual #1. A huge book back in 1963 it was, along with Strange Tales Annual #2, the first super-hero themed annuals produced by Marvel, and a milestone for the company. Fantastic Four Annual #1, July 1963. 46th Overstreet Prices: 6.0 $210 / 8.0 $555…

Reed Crandall was one of the greatest comic artists of the Golden Age. His work graced the covers and pages of National Comics (drawing the iconic Uncle Sam, as well as Blackhawk, Doll Man and many others). Legendary for his remarkable talents as a draftsman, he was the quintessential “Artist’s Artist.” This Artist’s Edition focuses on Crandall’s remarkable EC Comics…

Walking Dead #1, Image Comics, October 2003, Graded CGC 9.8 with White pages sold for $3,000 on eBay recently. I can’t believe the legs this book has. I’ve counted Walking Dead #1 out after it went past $1,000 – I flipped every copy I got. I’ve counted Walking Dead #1 out past $2,000 – I flipped every copy I got. Well…

All Top Comics #8, Fox Feature Syndicate, November 1947 It seems I’ve been neglecting the Golden Age of comics lately, only 2 of my last 19 posts have been devoted to what is probably the best hunting ground for undervalued comics. This week I’ll address this error in judgment with inspiration that came from my good buddy Jay and his…

Courtesy of Fantagraphics and Edelweiss come these previews; these are extremely tentative as the Hal Foster is over a year late and the Charles Burns hasn’t been solicited through Diamond yet. Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant, scheduled tentatively for a September release, and Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Charles Burns’ Black Hole, scheduled tentatively for an October release. For a list of…

Another amazing Toronto Comic Arts Festival, or TCAF, this past weekend. It’s a free show in a wonderful space, so there’s nothing to hold a reader back from attending. As has become our tradition my son and I attend Saturday from show opening until we’ve browsed everything twice. He is eight and the world of comic reading at this point…

Xenozoic Tales (Cadillacs and Dinosaurs) Fax Header by Mark Schultz, undated, sold for $750. Source. Pretty soon a detailed description of what a fax is will be required… Advantage Buyer. Mark Schultz art is hard to come by, and his output is minimal to say the least. This is a penciled and inked piece featuring his most famous creations.

Last updated on May 17th, 2017 at 08:40 amGiant-Size Creatures #1, Marvel Comics, July 1974 Recently I did a small con and didn’t have a lot of room on my table. I had to lose some bins so out went the Sgt. Fury section, the Harvey Comics section, the Dell photo cover and Westerns section as well as the Giant-Size…

Diamond released their April 2017 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. These numbers are for Diamond’s direct sales in North America only and don’t include Diamond UK or the bookstore market. It’s worth reading the additional information under the sales charts. For the purposes of…

We are going to take Arcs & Runs in a slightly different direction this week and look at a Silver Age run of issue #4’s. Yes #4. I have listened to all the love and support for issue #2’s and their value relative to #1’s. I think many of them overvalued. I have always believed that issue #4’s only bent…

Cave Girl issue 13 splash by Bob Powell, 1943, sold for $6,572.50. Source. Bob Powell is an artist that just doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Very active from the 1940s to the 1960s, he produced a lot of pages. The market until this point has kept his work at much lower prices, and this is the very high end…

Strange Adventures #205, DC Comics, October 1967 The Silver Age has seen heavy speculation on all 1st appearances of note. Pure speculation can put strong upward pressure on prices as we rush to own these key issues before they “explode” in value thanks to some future exposure/popularity that we hope the character will enjoy. Characters like Poison Ivy from Batman #181…

In the mid 1970s, when science fiction was primarily read by hard-core fans and Star Wars had yet to enter the cultural zeitgeist, Ron Goulart and Gil Kane created Star Hawks, an innovative two-tier science fiction comic strip that brought a comic book design sensibility to the newspaper page. But Star Hawks was shelved by the syndicate before it began.…

Luckily for most Artist’s Edition readers and collectors almost all of these books are still available for cover price from Diamond through your local comic shop. For the full list with Diamond order codes please see our AE Index. The following are those volumes no longer available from Diamond and thus out of print, sorted by publisher. We’re only tracking…

Last updated on May 7th, 2017 at 04:36 pmThis week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk comic book talk. So kick back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture. Oh, and please, please make sure you go out and support your local comic book shop. Comic Culture is written by Walter Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen.…

Heros The Spartan Episode 13 from Eagle Magazine Volume 14 issue 22, 1963, sold for $2,629. Source. Another excellent Bellamy Heros double page spread. Simply stunning art. But what a change a few weeks can make. In Auction Spotlight #2 we looked at the last auctioned Heros page at Heritage, which went for $5,736. Now this is the third on…

Batman Adventures #1 FCBD Edition, DC Comics, June 2003 Only a few more sleeps until Free Comic Book Day. Your local comic shop is the place to be this Saturday May 6th, they will be giving away a lot of free comic books. My shop ordered a whack of comics for the event, it’s our biggest order ever for Free Comic…

The unmistakable art of Kelley Jones sets the mood for two gothic thrillers in the new DEADMAN: KELLEY JONES GALLERY EDITION. Collecting Jones’ artwork from DEADMAN: LOVE AFTER DEATH #1-2 and DEADMAN: EXORCISM #1-2, this Smythe-sewn hardcover edition is sourced from the original boards and showcases the boldly dramatic line art that established Jones’ creative style prior to his work…