I figured something by Maggie Thompson would be good, boy was I wrong. Let's start out with the totally out of touch and inaccurate prices. It is so far off on some books it looks like they just copied prices from Overstreet. Overstreet from 1984. Case in point, X-Men #1 in Near Mint is listed at $7,000. Overstreet lists X-Men #1 as $16,500 in 2007 and $35,000 in 2013. Some may say even Overstreet is a bit low for that book but still reflective of a market price for a book without 3rd party grading. "The Comic Shop" states " price guide as derived prices from monitoring online sales, shop sales and auctions sale and are for comics in Near Mint condition. The term for this grade is the same one used for CGC's 9.4 grade." What a load of bull. Could you buy an X-Men #1 CGC 9.4 for $7,000 in 2010? How about a Fantastic Four #1 for $20,000? Ridiculous. Even for a guide that is now 3 years old, it is so far off that I really do not think the writers did any type of serious monitoring. Even worse, how about they proof read the guide and look for errors - they have Action Comics 1 listed for $1,000. I know they meant $1,000,000 but jeez, get it right. Here is the funny thing about why I bought this turd of a book. It was not for the price guide, it was to have another source of reference for comics besides the usual suspects. The cover of the book says all the right things - " the only color comic book price guide, 3000+ color covers, thousands of title summaries, illustrated comic guide." Crap, crap and more crap. Just one big pile of crap. Is it color - yes, they did manage to get that correct. Are the covers listed in color - yes, that is correct. The problem is nearly all the covers are 3/4" X 1" thumbnails or smaller. Pretty much the same thing as Overstreet. Completely useless. How about the title summaries? This is laughable, you have to read some these yourself. Why on earth would I care about summary of the "Falcon" from 1983 when the book leaves out dates, appearances, alternatives and other reference material that Overstreet has. The price guide looks like it was written by amateurs. Let's move on to the grading guide - wow is it bad. They have photos of defects but only close ups of the defect. It does not show an overall picture of the book to show what the whole book looks like in that grade. Just terrible. This guide has no redeeming qualities and I would not even use it for toilet paper. I cannot believe how bad this is. Maggie, Brent and Peter ( if you reading this,) never, never, never make another price guide. Some of you may be in the business for 40+ years but this just made you look out of touch. If I could have rated this no stars then I would have.