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The Overstreet comic book price guide : books from 1897--present included : catalogue & evaluation guide-- illustrated
Overstreet, Robert M.
Personal Author:
Twenty-ninth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Avon Books : Gemstone, [1999]

Physical Description:
992 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Format :


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PN6714 .O8 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Lists current prices for comic books and offers advice on collecting, storing, and selling them.

Table of Contents

Bruce HamiltonRobert M. OverstreetM. Thomas IngeJ. C. VaughnJ. C. VaughnMark HuesmanArnold T. BlumbergBenn RayRobert L. Beerbohm, RBCC and Richard D. Olson, Ph.D.Robert L. Beerbohm, RBCC and Richard D. Olson, Ph.D.Dan Malan (See Classic Comics)
Acknowledgementsp. 14
How To Use This Bookp. 15
New Comic Books Listedp. 15
Comic Book Values Listedp. 15
How Comic Books Are Listedp. 16
What Comic Books Are Listedp. 16
Policy Of Listing New Comic Booksp. 16
Special Feature: Grading the Next Revolution for Comic Books
A New Ten-Point Grading Scale And a Certification Service to Guarantee Grading Consistencyp. 17
Grading Comic Books
Get The Toolsp. 21
How To Gradep. 21
Grading Definitionsp. 22
Dust Jacketsp. 28
Restored Comicsp. 28
Scarcity Of Comic Books Related To Gradep. 28
Collecting Comic Books
How To Start Collectingp. 29
Collecting In The 1990sp. 30
Collecting Back Issuesp. 31
Preservation and Storage
Proper Handlingp. 31
Storage Of Comic Booksp. 32
Buying and Selling
How To Sell Your Comic Collectionp. 32
Where To Buy And Sellp. 34
Comic Book Conventionsp. 35
Publishers' Data
Cover Bar Codes For New Comic Booksp. 35
Marvel Reprintsp. 35
Comic Book Publishers' Codesp. 36
Timely/Marvel/Atlas Comics Publishers' Codesp. 36
Glossaryp. 37
Comic Book Artists
Comic Book Artists Listedp. 39
Artists and Their First Workp. 40
Key Comics Sold in 1998
Golden-Atom Age Salesp. 41
Silver-Bronze Age Salesp. 42
Strip Art Salesp. 43
Annual Market Reportp. 46
Investor's Datap. 68
Top Golden Age Booksp. 68
Top 10 Platinum Age Booksp. 70
Top 10 Silver Age Booksp. 70
Top 10 Bronze Age Booksp. 70
Top 10 Crime Booksp. 70
Top 10 Horror Booksp. 71
Top 10 Romance Booksp. 71
Top 10 Sci-Fi Booksp. 71
Top 10 Western Booksp. 71
The Overstreet Comic Book Hall of Famep. 72
Historic Firstsp. 76
A Chronology of the Development of the American Comic Bookp. 77
New Comic Booksp. 84
Foreign Comic Booksp. 84
Comic Book Fandomp. 84
Comic-Related Collectibles
Collecting Stripsp. 88
Collecting Original Artp. 88
Collecting Comic-Related Merchandisep. 88
Feature Articles
Avenues of Collecting: a Walk Through the Comic Book Neighborhoodp. 91
Just Another Justice League?p. 95
Legiondary Adventuresp. 101
One for all and All for One: a Brief History of Super-Teamsp. 107
Top Ten Greatest Super-Teamsp. 108
First ad Section Beginsp. 113
Price Guide Listings
The American Comic Book: 1897-1932
In The Beginning: The Platinum Agep. 211
Platinum Age Price Guidep. 219
The American Comic Book: 1933-Present
The Golden Age And Beyond: The Origin Of The Modern Comic Bookp. 226
Price Guidep. 234
Classic Comics/Classics Illustrated
Understanding Classics Illustratedp. 336
Second Ad Section Beginsp. 843
Business Card Adsp. 897
Creator Card Adsp. 902
Classified Adsp. 904
Shop Directoryp. 906
Silver and Modern Age Indexp. 916
First Appearancesp. 923
First Appearances: Villainsp. 930
First Appearances: Groupsp. 932
First Appearances: Villain Groupsp. 932
First Crossoversp. 933
First Superpetsp. 933
First Prototypesp. 933
First of a Publisherp. 933
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Back Issuesp. 934
Alex Ross Cover Galleryp. 938
Cover Galleryp. 940
Fan Website Directoryp. 972
Overstreet Advisorsp. 984
Advertisers' Directoryp. 988