Each year when The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide arrives with new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, and more, it's an annual event, and this year will be no different. The book referred to as “The Bible of collectors and dealers” returns with its 46th edition, including market reports from top retailers and experienced fans. Harley Quinn, Power Girl, Supergirl, and Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre artist Amanda Conner provides the cover. The comic book medium is making history, and history starts right here.
Robert M. Overstreet
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The definitive resource and price guide reference for the entire comic book collecting industry. Every dealer on the planet has one, and uses it as a benchmark for pricing. And even when they sell books at a different price, they always do so in reference to The Guide price (i.e. "Above Guide, " or "Below Guide.").
The values in this book are not guesstimates. They are based upon a wide survey of North American comic book dealers and collectors. At the very least this book tells you which books are more in demand and which are not.
The only criticism I have is that 3rd party graded books definitely command a price premium in the market over so-called "raw" books. The Guide should make an effort to reflect this somehow in their valuation system. Either designate that the prices are for certified grades, or raw, books.
I also believe that eBay sales of standard books should also form the guide pricing. It does account for auction...
Ah, the Overstreet price guide. Good gosh how long have I been purchasing this tome...
Well, actually, it's been a few years, but before then it was every year since it first came out (yeah, I'm that old).
Beyond the meat and potatoes of the fully-loaded pricing by grade for every comic book known to man (and most unknown as well), the articles and market insights are well worth the time invested.
And, as always, a treasure trove of covers to look at, old and new. This book keeps getting better every year.
Now, when am I going to pull down all those white boxes and get started revaluing my collection?
I used to buy this book every year, and the anticipation I felt was akin to when I was a kid and looking forward to the new season of Saturday morning cartoons. Years ago, I had given my old editions to thrift shops, as I drifted away from comic fandom. And whenever I wanted to find a value of a book, I'd just do an online search - it seemed so much easier and convenient - after all, it seemed the price guide kept getting heavier and the font size smaller. But now I wish I had kept those earlier editions. I had forgotten what I had been missing.
Not only is it more convenient to just flip through pages, but I can easily view key issue notations and individual issue values for each title at a glance. But the Overstreet Price Guide is much more than that. It has articles about comic book history, not just for collecting and valuation, but also the cultural aspects of the books. It is really a connection between the individual collector and the hobby at large...
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