The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics #1 – Valiant Variant Edition

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2013         Cover: Sean Chen & Lee Garbett & Bob Hall

Whether you’re picking up new comics off the shelves each week or bidding on the highest of the high end back issues, there are things you need to know in order to collect effectively. This book introduces them. From the team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide comes the first new Overstreet-branded book in more than a decade. The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics is packed with basic information that can help a new collector see the bigger picture of the world of comics.

How do you collect comics? How do you care for them? Grade them? Sell them? How do you turn your comics hobby into a job in the industry? Who have been the greatest comic creators? The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics offers answers and insights into these questions and more facing new collectors and experienced enthusiasts alike.

It explores collecting by genre, company, “dead universes,” title sets and runs, and creators, and much more.

One of the things we’re most excited about is the “Fan to Pro” section, in which we talk to people who have turned their passion for comics into their careers. Rather than only talking with creators who have done this, we hear from everyone from retailers and reviewers to creators and publishers on the subject.

This full color book is 336 pages and is a comic book-size trade paperback.

For the Direct Market Exclusive second printing, an all-star team of Valiant artists past and present have come together for a multi-generational array of Valiant characters. Sean Chen (Iron Man) illustrated the original version of X-O Manowar, Lee Garbett (Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne) drew the modern iteration of Ninjak, and Bob Hall (Batman: I, Joker) depicted the second version of Shadowman. David Baron colored the final piece.

$19.95 Soft Cover

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