The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

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Overview

The Bible of the comic book industry for thirty-one years—and the essential tool for collectors and investors!

This guide offers the most complete record of existing comic books and graphic novels from the 1800s to the present—indexed, illustrated, and priced according to condition—and brings you more information than ever before, including

* up-to-the-minute market reports
* special exclusive features on The Fantastic Four's fortieth anniversary; Wonder Woman's sixtieth anniversary; legendary Silver Age artist Murphy Anderson (Hawkman); today's hottest comic creator, Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man)
* original collectible cover art by John K. Snyder III (Dr. Mid-Nite)
* up-to-date directory of comic book fan websites
* tips about grading and caring for your comics
* more than 1,500 black-and-white photographs and 33 color pages
* The Overstreet Hall of Fame


THE PREMIER REFERENCE SOURCE for anyone interested in comic book collecting

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400046683
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/6/2003
  • Edition description: 33rd edition
  • Edition number: 33
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.24 (d)

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“ ‘The bible for all comic book collectors’ is not an exaggeration for this dependable guide…an indispensable part of any comic book collector’s library [and] a standard reference that has stood the test of time.” — Maine Antique Digest

The Official® Overstreet® Comic Book Price Guide is the one-volume, professional sourcebook for America’s most popular collectible which no comic book collector or investor can afford to be without. This incredible 33rd edition brings you more information than ever before, including:
LATEST PRICING INFORMATION
From the early 1800s to the present, this is the most comprehensive resource of comic books and graphic novels, listed alphabetically by title, illustrated, and priced according to its condition. No other guide provides a more complete record of existing comic books and their prices.

MARKET TRENDS AND INSIDERS’ TIPS
With the renowned Overstreet Market Report by Robert M. Overstreet, which also includes many important tips from other experts in the comic book industry, this guide contains all the current information that is circulating throughout this hot collecting area. You will find the latest titles, the strongest demands, the most valuable issues, and the newest finds in old comics.
BUYING AND SELLING KNOW HOW
Packed with essential information on grading, collecting and restoration of comic books, this book gives you everything you need to build and maintain a substantial comic book collection.
FABULOUS PHOTOS
More than 1,500 black and whitephotos of those unforgettable covers -- plus the celebrated all-color Cover Gallery of your favorite comic books throughout the ages — fill the book.
SPECIAL FEATURE ARTICLES
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X-Men 2 — Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the X-Men
* The debut of the Sub-Mariner
* The Original Super-Team - The Justice Society of America
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 14
Feature Articles
History With a Twist 18
Ec, Mad and Beyond: Al Feldstein 24
Flights to Ec & Beyond With al Williamson 36
Bob's Bizarre Tales 42
Market Report 2000 64
Key Sales 1999 77
Top 100 Golden Age 79
Top 10 Platinum Age 81
Top 10 Silver Age 81
Top 10 Bronze Age 81
Top 10 Crime 81
Top 10 Horror 82
Top 10 Romance 82
Top 10 Sci-Fi 82
Top 10 Western 82
First ad Section 83
About This Book 179
How To Use This Book 179
New Comic Books 179
Comic Book Values 179
How Comics Are Listed 180
What Comics Are Listed 180
New Comic Listings 180
Grading 180
How To Grade 181
Grading Definitions 181
Dust Jackets 183
Restored Comics 183
Scarcity Of Comics 184
Collecting Comics 185
Back Issues 186
Preservation & Storage 186
Buying & Selling 187
Selling Your Comics 187
Where To Buy And Sell 189
Comic Conventions 189
Comic Book Fandom 190
Related Collectibles 191
Foreign Edition Comics 191
Newspaper Strips 191
Original Art 191
Toys and More 191
Cover Bar Codes 192
Marvel Reprints 192
Publishers' Codes 192
Timely/Marvel/Atlas 193
Comic Book Artists 193
Artists' First Work 194
Price Guide Listings
The American Comic Book: 1842-2000
The Marketing of a Medium 195
Promotional Comics Price Guide 199
The American Comic Book: 1842-1932
In the Beginning: New Discoveries Beyond the Platinum Age 226
Platinum Age Price Guide 235
The American Comic Book: 1933-Present
The Golden Age & Beyond: Origins of the Modern Comic Book 242
Price Guide 250
Classic Comics/Classics Illustrated
Understanding Classics Illustrated 344
Second Ad Section 805
Business Card Ads 860
Classified Ads 863
Shop Directory 866
Website Directory 873
A Chronology of the Development of the American Comic Book 879
Historic Firsts 885
First Appearances 886
Glossary 897
Cover Gallery 900
The Overstreet Comic Book Hall of Fame 938
Price Guide Back Issues 942
Price Guide Back Issue Article Index 944
Overstreet Advisors 946
Advertisers' Index 950
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