Lists Of Key Comic Books By Year | Rare Comics
Explore by age: Key Comic Books By Age (Bronze, Copper, Modern) • Key Bronze Age Comics (1970-1983) • Key Comics From the 1980's Type 1A Price Variant Window • Key Copper Age Comics (1984-1991) • Key Modern Age Comics (1992-onward) Explore by decade: Click any link below to browse by decade or year by year (from…
Posted: Sunday Jan 17, 2021
List Of Important Comics From The 1980s | Rare Comics
Posted: (2 days ago) A great decade in comics, and featuring one of my favorite categories of price variant comics: 75 cent variants! For Marvel and D.C. these variants were newsstand exclusives, with estimated rarity of ~2-7% depending on the publication year. That range is driven by the newsstand exclusivity of the variants, coupled with a decline in newsstand sales relative to direct edition sales — direct ...
Applause To CBCS Releasing Their Census! | Rare Comics
Posted: (6 days ago) The newly launched CBCS census is a great research tool for newsstand-focused collectors; there are soooo many other books we can check out, and it is also fascinating to drill down into the 9.8 grade and compare the types surviving in that coveted NM/MT condition, but for now I’m going to end this post here [5/16 update: here’s another post, studying CBCS census newsstand rarity by year].
List Of Important Comics From The 1970s | Rare Comics
Posted: (2 days ago) A great decade in comics, with important implications for cover price variants of later decades — Marvel’s experimentation with 30 cent price variants and 35 cent price variants would take place in this decade, and then as we reach the end of the 70’s we see perhaps one of the most important business decisions of all time take place in comics: the invention of direct edition comics.
X-Factor (#1-7) Values 2019 | Rare Comics
Posted: (1 days ago) Other price guide editions From: The 2019 Price Guide for 1980's Marvel & DC Newsstand Canadian Cover Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Paul Clairmont, Walter Durajlija, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone [ introduction, table of contents, all titles ] X-Factor CPV in the Top 50: X-Factor Values #1-7 Issue Direct…
List Of Important Comics From The 2000s | Rare Comics
Posted: (4 days ago) And at the end of the prior decade, there was a decision by Marvel to “walk away” from the newsstand model — this would quickly put the newsstand percentages down to single digits as we enter the 2000’s with newsstand rarity estimates of 5% by 2000, and a BPA audit revealing newsstand sales of 4.25% by 2003.By 2005 we see a newsstand rarity estimate of 2%, and by sometime around 2011 ...
Top 50 DC Comics Of 1973 | Rare Comics
Posted: (14 days ago) January 13, 2017 Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1973 To repeat the caveat I gave on the main 1970's page [which has links to see other years within the decade], the list you are about to see involves no judgment or pricing data, but rather simply ranks the universe of D.C. comics published in 1973…
Key Copper Age Comics (1984-1991) | Rare Comics
Posted: (2 days ago) February 15, 2017 Key Copper Age Comics [ Special Note: during the Copper Age, the distinction between direct edition comics and newsstand comics is critical for any collector of key copper age comics to understand. If you are not already in-the-know about the difference between newsstand and direct edition comics see the following: Comic Book…
Key Bronze Age Comics (1970-1983) | Rare Comics
Posted: (1 days ago) February 15, 2017 Key Bronze Age Comics [ Special Note: during the Bronze Age, direct edition comics were invented. If you are not already in-the-know about the difference between newsstand and direct edition comics see the following as this distinction is critical information any collector must know when approaching the bronze age and key bronze…
Rare Comics To Collect | Rare Comics
Posted: (1 days ago) By Benjamin Nobel, November 15, 2015. Your typical comic book “top ten” type list will profile specific interesting or rare comic books to collect. I am going to take it up a notch and give you my top collecting themes, each of which will lead you to new ideas for comics to add to your collection. [Related slideshow: Rare Comics To Collect — Top 10 Themes]
Newsstand vs. Direct Edition Comics | Rare Comics
Posted: (1 days ago) By Benjamin Nobel, June 17, 2016. Newsstand vs. direct edition comics: an important distinction that all collectors should know about (yet, a distinction that most don’t currently even think about — but clearly you are thinking about it, otherwise you wouldn’t have landed here, so I say “bravo” to you for putting thought into something most of your peers are currently ignoring!).