Tag Overstreet Price Guide

Overstreet Price Guide #50

The 50th edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide hit the shelves last Wednesday so it’s a good time to open it up and check it out. For the rest of this post, I’ll simply call it the Guide. It…

1st Brief Appearance Vs. 1st Full Appearance: Which Is Better?

If we only look at the Wolverine example, we would assume that the value of a character's first full appearance always trumps the value of the first brief appearance. It would stand to reason that a comic book reader gets more of the character in the first full appearance issue and this would increase more buying demand (and value) for the first full appearance issue. However, as I sifted through and compared first brief appearance and first full appearance values in this year's guide, I found that this wasn’t always the case. Here are examples of comics showing both cases: examples where the first brief appearance issue is more valuable, and examples where the first full appearance issue is the more valuable of the two.

WECA Price Guide

Now that the latest Overstreet Price Guide has included an article on the Canadian war-time comic books and now that the books themselves are beginning to realize handsome price ranges, is it time to put together a Canadian WECA Price…

Keeping The Comics Market Sane

For the average comics collector, prices on the most sought after books and even some of the more common fare are getting way out of sight. There’s no way most can compete with high-end speculators, collectors and investors with more…

The Overstreet Guide

Recently I bought a very large comic collection. There are thousands of comic books, all from the mid 1940s to the mid 1970s. Nice deep runs of the main Marvel and DC titles are present as are solid runs of…

First Look: Overstreet #40

Art Director, Editor and Artist Mark Chiarello is responsible for many beautiful things: the recent Wednesday Comics, DC Comics’ ill fated – but absolutely wonderful – anthology Solo, Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee’s Batman epic Hush as well as the…