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Undervalued Spotlight Sign Off

It’s time to put the Undervalued Spotlight on the shelf, I’m stopping my weekly column after 10+ years of posts. I’ll leave the door ajar and allow myself to revisit this post if and when the urge and inspiration arises.…

Undervalued Spotlight #472

Incredible Hulk #3, Marvel Comics, September 1962. I’m staying on course this week and zeroing in on rock-solid books that still have room to grow, books that deliver blue-chip quality and still have some upside. This week I want to…

Undervalued Spotlight #467

X-Men #35, Marvel Comics, August 1967. I was reading something about Warren Buffet and the way he bought stocks, it was all about finding quality and value. I thought I’d try Mr. Buffet’s technique to see if I can weed…

Undervalued Spotlight #459

Justice League Of America #21, DC Comics, 1963. We were talking big comic book events at the shop recently, as a shopkeep I like the high profile, well-executed ones as they tend to bring good business. Anytime we have discussions…

Undervalued Spotlight #458

Action Comics #19, DC Comics, December 1939. This week’s Undervalued Spotlight came about because of an argument over Superman #2. A friend of mine, and a comic book nut, was arguing that Superman #2 should be featured on the Spotlight…

Undervalued Spotlight #446

Four Color Comics #46, Eastern Color, June 1944. This week’s Undervalued Spotlight was again inspired by my current Covered, 365 project. It’s been an eye-opening experience and as the days roll by certain trains of thought take me away and…

Undervalued Spotlight #417

Adventures of the Fly #4, Archie Publications, January 1960. This week I’m turning things over to 1st time guest Spotlight writer Steven. Steven has been supporting the Spotlight for a while now and was kind enough to send me a…

Undervalued Spotlight #416

Sub-Mariner #13, Timely Comics, Spring 1944. On a recent post convention dinner we were debating what the best covers of each “age” were. For this Spotlight post we’ll focus on our “Golden Age” argument. Some great books were put forth…

Undervalued Spotlight #409

Marvel Tales #94, Marvel Comics, November 1949. I spend Labor Day labouring with my crew on putting our shop back together after our massive Fan Expo undertaking. Combine a massive 4-day con with a massive 27′ x 32′ island booth…

Undervalued Spotlight #402

Fantastic Four #3, Marvel Comics, March 1962. There are very few titles hotter than Fantastic Four at the moment, the 1st issue is officially out of reach for the most of us while issues #4 (Sub-Mariner re-into) and #5 (Doctor…

Undervalued Spotlight #400

Superman #400, DC Comics, October 1984. Well, here we are at Undervalued Spotlight #400. I think this is a great time to thank you all for your continued support and thoughtful comments. Your comments, whether in the shop, at comic…

Undervalued Spotlight #393

Four Color #178, Dell Publishing, December 1947. I was ruminating with a pal on the possibility of a hobby wide resurgence of the classic old Funny Animal genre. Honestly it’s tough to think of a deader genre than the Funny…

Undervalued Spotlight #380

Planet Comics #46, Fiction House, January 1947. I’ve noted it countless times but I’ll remind everyone again that covers have become a dominant driver of comic book value, trailing only 1st appearance issues in importance. At the moment some of…

Undervalued Spotlight #378

Fantastic Four #5, Marvel Comics, July 1962. This week I gave myself a big challenge, to pick a huge Marvel book that still has tons of upside. One can argue that lots of them still do but I set about…

Undervalued Spotlight #377

More Fun Comics #104, DC Comics, July/August 1945. I’ve started to focus my comic buying more towards covers. We’ve discussed the power of covers often on this site and I think cover appeal has a bright future in comic collecting.…

Undervalued Spotlight #376

Fantastic Four #8, Marvel Comics, November 1962. I just picked up a nice run of early Fantastic Four. I was showing off the pile to my pal Mike and our reactions to each issue was telling. Awe and reverence to…

Undervalued Spotlight #369

Tales to Astonish #59, Marvel Comics, September 1964. I was reading up on some Hulk history recently and was surprised at just how sparsely the big guy was used in the early days of Marvel. Hulk is one of the…

Undervalued Spotlight #368

Starslayer #2, Pacific Comics, April 1982. It’s always nice getting a guest Spotlight sent to me and it’s twice as nice when it comes from someone like long time Spotlight fan and contributor Carey. I like Carey’s picks, the guy…

Undervalued Spotlight #362

Flash Comics #2, DC Comics February 1940 I’ve had this book on my list for as long as I can remember. It fits in with my belief that 2nd appearances are often, but not always, undervalued.  So when fellow CBD…