Gemstone's Overstreet, Hake's Offer Collectors Prices, Guidance
week of 4/17/2006
Gemstone Publishing offers collectors
two of the best resources available for determining the condition and
value of their collectibles with The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide
Volume 36 (HCs: DEC05 3021/23, $32 ea.; SCs: DEC05 3022/24, $25 ea.) and
Hake's Price Guide to Character Toys 6th Edition (APR06 3180, $35)!
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide
remains the first, best reference for comic book enthusiasts. In stock
now, the 36th Edition offers volumes of invaluable information about
comics, including updated listings of thousands of titles, a new, fully
illustrated introduction, an interview with artist Jim Lee, a feature
article on comics of the '70s and much more. This year's release
features a choice of Thor and Wonder Woman editions by John K. Snyder
III and George Pérez, respectively.
Solicited in the April Previews for
shipping June 28, the sixth edition of Hake's Price Guide to Character
Toys features thousands of expanded and updated listings in more than
360 categories, including more than 15,000 photo-illustrated items and
more than 45,000 prices. Accurate, comprehensive and lavishly
illustrated, it's the definitive visual guide and checklist for
From Ilke Hincer (email)
For sheer volume, April 5th was a good comics week for Perez fans:
- JSA #83 Second Printing has a cool 'negative exposure' of the cover of the first printing
- JSA #84
- Infinite Crisis #6
- The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #36
Not sure if there's anything
Perez-specific in it, but InQuest Gamer #133, also released April 5th,
includes a preview of the Infinite Crisis Vs. collectible card set.
Overstreet #36 On Sale Next Week
Industry News, Scoop, Friday, March 31, 2006
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 should witness the arrival of The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #36 in comic book specialty shops. The Random House edition for traditional bookstores should follow soon after.
As has been the tradition for almost a
decade, there are two covers, and each of the covers are offered in hard
cover and soft cover editions.
George Pérez (Infinite Crisis)
drew one of his signature characters, Wonder Woman, in an original
composition for the Guide. This crafty blending of Golden Age and modern
sensibilities is the second Overstreet cover by Pérez, the first coming
just last year on the bookstore edition of CBPG #35 with a 25th anniversary recreation of New Teen Titans #1. The cover was also featured on The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide in the Direct Market.
[ Read more Overstreet #36 On Sale Next Week ]
From Ilke Hincer
has a listing for the bookstore cover version of The Official
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #36, which features cover art of
Batman by Jim Lee. The release date on the site is May 9th, so I'm
guessing the direct market edition featuring George's Wonder Woman cover
will arrive in comic shops in late April.
PREVIEWS CONTEST #12: OVERSTREET'S "THE NEW GUIDE IS HERE!!!" CONTEST
December 11, 2005
Every April, collectors around the country await the release of the
latest edition in Robert M. Overstreet's "bible" of the comic collecting
hobby, The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide! And once again
this April, collectors will be treated to the latest pricing, sales
reports, and expert information that has been an essential part of the
hobby for over 35 years!
In honor of the upcoming release of the 36th Edition of The Guide,
Previews and Gemstone Publishing are offering you the opportunity to win
a complete collection of price guides from Gemstone. Just answer the
four Overstreet trivia questions below and you could win one of three
1) What was the first year in which the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide was published?
2) Name the single artist who has contributed the most covers to the Guide over the years:
3) Name four (4) other Guide cover artists:
4) Which of these characters has NOT been featured on the cover of the
Guide: Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, or Daredevil?
Click here for the contest entry form in PDF format!
Overstreet #36 in Previews Now
Industry News, Scoop, Friday, December 09, 2005
The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #36 is featured in the December 2005 issue of Previews
from Diamond Comic Distributors. The new Guide, which is scheduled to
ship in April 2006, features a choice of two bold covers, a beautiful
Wonder Woman piece by Infinite Crisis cover artist and former Wonder Woman writer-artist George Pérez, and an bold recreation of Journey Into Mystery #83, the first appearance of Thor, by Doctor Mid-Nite artist and Fashion in Action creator John K. Snyder III.
“We're really excited to have both George
and John back on our covers this year, and the reactions of everyone
who has seen the pieces have given us some pretty high expectations for
how fans are going to react to them,” said J.C. Vaughn, Executive Editor
of Gemstone Publishing.
“Over the next couple weeks, we'll be
giving Scoop readers a few sneak peaks at some of the great changes
we've made to this year's book,” he said. “The Guide has always been one
of those 'must have' purchases each year for serious collectors, but we
think this one is going to be something special.”
Overstreet Volume 36 Offers Collectors Price Guide of Mythic Proportions
week of 11/28/2005
One name stands
out in the hobby as the authority on grading, pricing and collecting
comic books -- Robert M. Overstreet. For more than 35 years, the price
guide that bears his name has been the “bible” of the industry, and that
trend's sure to continue when Gemstone Publishing releases The Official
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 36th Edition (Thor/Wonder Woman -
HCs: DEC053021/23, $32.00ea.; SCs: DEC053022/24, $25.00ea.), completely
updated and offered in the December Previews!
Comic book fans know that the Overstreet
Price Guide is consistent, reliable and easy-to-use. Carried in comics
shops and bookstores and utilized by libraries, auction houses,
insurance agents and museums, it is one of the most widely used and
highly respected resources available for evaluating collectible comic
books. As prices continue to escalate on comics, the Overstreet Price
Guide remains the first, best reference for both the serious and the
This 36th Edition is packed with new and
exciting material about comics, including: a brand new, fully
illustrated introduction; an interview with All Star Batman artist Jim
Lee by Masters of Kung Fu author Michael Kronenberg; a feature article
on comics of the '70s by Back Issue Magazine editor Michael Eury; and
This year's Guide features a choice of
hardcover and paperback editions by John K. Snyder III, who deftly
illustrates a Jack Kirby-esque Thor, and superstar George Pérez, who
contributes one of his signature characters, Wonder Woman.
, thanks to Ilke Hincer (email)
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 36
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Recommended by Steve Leaf
In the old days, pre bags and boards,
comics were a cheap form of entertainment rolled up and stuck in your
back pocket. At some point you decided to collect them and trade with
friends for those you needed for that new collection. You decided on the
condition and the value of your books and when fanzines and mail order
dealers came along you found out not everyone had the same eye in
grading and pricing their comics.
Fortunately in the 70s a real price guide
was created and the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide became the
reference “bible” for a new marketplace. Now every year a new edition
shows us the potential value of our collections as well as helping us to
find new titles we never knew existed and must have in that
ever-growing collection. You can even read great articles on the history
of comics, their publishers and their creators.
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume
36 scheduled to ship in April in hardcover and softcover editions
features an homage cover of Thor from Journey into Mystery #83 by John
Snyder III and the 60th anniversary of Wonder Woman by the legendary
George Perez. Whether looking to see if you got a good deal on that
Golden-Age comic you bought or finding out if your collection will pay
for your child's college tuition, the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide
is THE source to go to for information.
From the 'Staff Picks' section of the new online Previews:
THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOLUME 36
Are you ready for all the changes in the
36th edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide? This edition is
packed with new and exciting material about comics. It includes a brand
new, fully-illustrated introduction, an interview with All-Star Batman
artist Jim Lee by Spies, Vixens and Masters of Kung Fu author Michael
Kronenberg, a feature article on comics of the '70s by Back Issue editor
Michael Eury, and more. The Guide remains the most complete listing of
comics from the 1500s to the present. This year's Guide features a
choice of covers by John K. Snyder III (Doctor Mid-Nite) and superstar
George Pérez. (CAUT: 4)
WONDER WOMAN COVER-HC..........$32.00
WONDER WOMAN COVER-SC..........$25.00