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Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #42 Paperback – Jul 24 2012


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  • Paperback: 1136 pages
  • Publisher: Gemstone Publishing (July 24 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603601376
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603601375
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #216,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the official price guide that every comic book site judges their prices by. The Overstreet guide has prices for all books and conditions from GD - NM. This especially helpful when you are looking for 1st Appearances, significant events in a story line, and even has notes on when specific artists or writers took over the series.

You should pick this up, especially if your hotel room or cell phone doesn't have internet and you need to quickly find the price of a book that you're looking to pick up a convention. You can easily find out if a vendor is trying to pull a fast one on you! This guide has helped me haggle prices a number of times!
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Standard fair from Overstreet with the release of their pricing guide, though my feeling is that purchasing a new guide every year is a waste of money. Best approach is to purchase a new guide once every 2-3 years since most changes in pricing are noticeable after that duration. One thing I find disappointing with the guide and seems to get like this more so each year is that it does not properly price modern comics that are hot releases including pricing of CGC released books or at least a guide to pricing and buying. This is left to the collectors. Overall it is good standard fair for bronze age books and older, however if you are looking for an accurate grade and value of modern books look elsewhere, though I have seen a slight improvement that still is not quite where it needs to be at this time.
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ths guide is an easy lay and a good to follow up on old issues and strange comics out there
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Well Done Guide Sept. 9 2012
By Gerald E. Lahm - Published on Amazon.com
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The folks from Gemstone have done another fine job putting together this year's price guide. It does have the same problems it has had since they started putting them out of not reflecting several of the more recently published hot item prices but overall it is pretty solid or the lower than cover price market value of most comics published from the eighties and up. The larger format does make it easier to read and allows for better pictures in the feature sections. I do wish that it would have a larger amount of space devoted to the fact that comics from the eighties and up for the most part are worth about a dime each to a dealer who will then turn around and price them for a buck each and hope to cover his investment. Also, the prices on older (fifties and back) lower grade copies are relatively low for items that are under fifty bucks in near mint, the pricing spread between near mint and good tends to be a little bit tighter than they have as lower grades tend to get guide or above just because they are affordable and hard to find. Still a good book to have and definitely the most comprehensive reference book for comic book collectors out there, I will be using it all year as a tool for my company, Park Circle Comics.
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Just not with it Sept. 21 2012
By Snap - Published on Amazon.com
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On plain vanilla older stuff it's a useful reference, on key issues & books after 1990 it's of little use. Mile High is the market leader & is much more on top of things, they also have list prices for all grades even if it's not in stock. Their demand is such that they can charge pretty amazing prices but if you take about 1/2 their list price & adjust a bit depending on the # of copies in stock you'll get a pretty good average retail figure. Hulk 181 (first Wolvy) is a silly miss, guide in GD is $64 but it'll sell on Ebay for $300, only the most important book of the bronze age. It's time to get with it on Deadpool & Spawn too, some list for $3 but sell for more like $30-50.

Seems to be intent on marking down mid-grade values but don't let it fool you, comics are hot & most are going up in all grades. I think it's trying to reflect the fact that most sellers have to mark down books that aren't CGC'd, sellers please note that 90% of books bought online are either Overgraded or arrive damaged so of course I'm not paying full guide. Sellers with a good rep have trouble keeping quality material in stock, somebody please sell me some.

In all fairness Bob Overstreet is like 75 or 80 and this is a huge market, no way he can keep up. He should skip all the new stuff with all the variant covers & stick to pre-2000, either that or let someone else take over. Other comment was correct, there's lots of post-1980 stuff that just needs to go on a "cover price or less" list.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The guide for serious collectors Aug. 24 2012
By Tony Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the bible for serious comic book collectors. It would be nice if there was an electronic version of this. This book gets heavy after awhile, and it's sort of obvious that you are price checking at comic shows.
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Would be better May 26 2013
By J. Bradford - Published on Amazon.com
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If they printed a YEAR on the book instead of "Volume whatever"....much easier to order that way.

And of course the "worth" of any collectible lies in whether anyone wants to BUY it....or not.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Overstreet Comic Prices Nov. 28 2012
By Michael T. - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the bible of comic book prices. I buy one every other year. I have
noticed that early Overstreet editions are collectible on eBay. The guide is
packed with information and easy to use.


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