COMICS SHOPMAGGIE THOMPSON ET AL Book Number: 70837 Product format: Paperback
Comic books remain one of the most popular items for collectors, and the range available is immense, both in terms of content and prices. From a mint condition Batman No.1 for $315,000 to 1995's slightly less celebrated Maniac Chainsaw Wielding Duckbilled Platypus (we kid you not!) for $1, there truly is something for everyone out there and this staggering volume from the staff at Comics Buyers' Guide shows you exactly that. The most extensive guide available, it provides coverage of over 150,000 comics, from the "Golden Age" of the 1930s up to 2010, including those all-important valuations. Organised alphabetically with over 3,000 identifying colour photos, there are also hundreds of brief introductory essays, an analysis of the multi-million dollar business of comic sales, a look at how covers and splash pages have evolved and an invaluable photographic guide to the grading of comics' conditions, which is absolutely vital in terms of their value. Chunky 880pp softback on heavyweight paper, US edition but most of the publications covered were published over here too.
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