Kael Ngu Covers

Interview with Emerging New Artist, Kael Ngu

Have you heard of Kael Ngu yet?  I’m relatively sure that you’ve seen his work and not recognized it.  He is fairly new to the field but rapidly gaining a following.  His recent Dark Nights Death Metal #1 featuring a ridiculously gorgeous Wonder Woman has been getting tons of attention.  It’s amazing.  On the other […]

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Hot Batman Comics

Top Batman and Detective Comic Searches

We have been playing with all sorts of search data lately to see what interesting things we can share with the community.  The following list is the top Batman and Detective searches for the first 5 months of 2020.  Some things to consider before checking out this list.  Things that are newer are more likely […]

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Key Comics

What Drives the Value of Comic Books?

Your first response to this question might be upcoming movies drive the value of comics.  You would be partially correct with that answer.  That seems to be increasingly the case.  A collector more interested in obscure books might say rarity.  We’ve all seen marketing like “limited to 100 issues” or “1 of 250 produced”.  Some […]

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Miles Morales Covers

The Rise of Miles Morales

Currently, there is no comic book character hotter than Miles Morales.  (Sorry, Punchline)  To truly understand Miles Morales you need to start in the late ’90s.  During that time Marvel was dying, the Wizard Magazine artificial value bubble had burst.  Marvel filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and their stories were bankrupt as well.  In that struggling […]

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Marvel Frame variants

Marvel Anniversary Border Checklist

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about DC’s variant theme covers.  However, theme covers aren’t unique to DC, in fact, Marvel did it first.  In a different sort of way but they were the first to think of it.  Back in November 1986, Marvel released 29 covers with the same superhero border […]

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DC Bombshell Covers

DC Comics Bombshell Variant Checklist

As I discussed in a recent Movie Variant blog post, DC was testing theme-based variant cover from March 2014 through April 2016.  Arguably the most successful thematic variant was the bombshell variants, that were originally released in August 2014.   Ant Lucia was the cover artist on all issues except for the Batman variant, featuring Joker’s […]

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Comic Book Collecting Goals

How many of you have walked into a comic book shop, searched eBay or Comics Price Guide, and bought a comic that you didn’t know you wanted?  You were visually drawn to a book or the story sounded interesting or the cover was amazing and you bought it.  I’m sure we’ve all done that at […]

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DC Movie Cover Variants Checklist

Currently, DC and other publishers use variants for landmark issues, 1st appearances and the #1 issues in a title.  There might be 100 different variants for Action Comics #1000 but it wasn’t always like that.  From March 2014 to April 2016 DC was testing theme variants that covered several titles.  So the variants weren’t all […]

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How to Tell What Comics are Hot

Here at Comics Price Guide, we love to track different numbers.  Obviously, we track values for comics but we also track the number of times a book is searched.  Every time someone searches for an issue like Strange Tales #168 our system keeps count.  We don’t know who searched for it but we know that […]

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Swamp Thing 1-4

The Overlooked Talent of Len Wein

Even if you don’t know Len Wein, you know Len Wein.  It doesn’t even matter how old you are because his prolific career spans multiple companies, genres and decades.   f you read DC or Marvel comics in the ’70s, you’ve read some of Len Wein’s work.  After he and his buddy Marv Wolfman kept visiting […]

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