Tag Undervalued Spotlight

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 #239

Kid Colt Outlaw #110, Marvel Comics, May 1963 Can there be anything more dead (deader?) than Marvel Westerns? Yeah! Non Marvel Westerns I guess! But they say the best time to buy is when the market is low and Marvel…

Boxing Day Haul

As a follow up to my Boxing Day Hit List, I thought I’d share some of the books I picked up this year (or this past year to be precise). Back in the day, when I use to have more…

Boxing Day Hit List

Boxing Day is just around the corner and retailers will be offering deep discounts to consumers. Comic shops will be slashing their bin stock and back issues, in some cases by as much as 60%. Boxing day is a great…

Undervalued Spotlight #207

Legends #3, DC Comics, January 1987. The Suicide Squad made its first appearance back in September 1959 in Brave and the Bold #25. BB #25 is a great comic to own and very undervalued at its 9.2 guide value of $1,800. The book is a tough find though, it rarely comes up for auction so this week, rather than send you out on a mission impossible, I thought I’d lighten it up and send you after a book with potentially way more upside, at the very least it will be much easier, much more fun and much much cheaper to hunt down.

Undervalued Spotlight #160

Marvel Team-Up Annual #1, Marvel Comics, (December 1976) Here we have the 1st new X-Men team appearance outside the X-Men title. Better yet they make this appearance in a great little title called Marvel Team-Up, a Spider-Man title. Correct me…

Undervalued Spotlight #144

Lucky Comics Vol. 2 #7, Maple Leaf Publishing, (Dec 1943/Jan 1944) Today being Christmas Day I thought I’d feature a very special Santa Claus cover. Honestly we should all be giddy just seeing the cover to this book, there are…

Undervalued Spotlight #132

All Star Comics #3, DC Comics, Winter 1940 I thought I’d go with a heavy hitter this week. All Star Comics #3 ranks up there as one of the most important superhero comics ever published. The book features the 1st…

Undervalued Spotlight #127

Famous Funnies #1, Eastern Color, July 1934 I’ve started writing up this Spotlight many times over the past couple years and have always abandoned it for one reason or another. Looking back at my notes I can see why I’ve…

Undervalued Spotlight #85

Not Brand Echh #1, Marvel Comics, August 1967 Marvel Comics published a satirical parody filled comic called Not Brand Echh #1 in August of 1967. By 1967 the Mighty Marvel comic book beachhead was well established, the publisher was bursting…

Undervalued Spotlight #36

The Phantom #74 is the last Charlton issue of series. Final issues are very collectible. Usually the print run is very low just before the plug is pulled. Later, when someone tries to collect the run they usually find that the last issue is...

Undervalued Spotlight #1

Avenger #71, Marvel Comics, December 1969, 1st Appearance the Invaders Avengers #71 is one of those comic books that is always missing from the Avengers bins. It’s a book I’ll always look for whenever I’m at a comic convention or…