Author: Ron Cloer

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 May 2015 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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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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Francesco Mattina Checklist for Marvel Comics

This is the third and final list for Mattina cover art, here is the Mattina DC list and the Mattina Alternate Publisher List. Between these three posts, this list is by far the most comprehensive list of Mattina’s cover art anywhere. There are 143 covers for Marvel alone! Hopefully, this will help all of you […]

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Francesco Mattina Checklist for Alternate Publishers

When you start searching through these issues and titles you’ll discover some rarely seen Mattina covers.  Except for Spawn, everyone knows Spawn from his high profile start in the early ’90s.  It’s important to give some insight into how this is organized.  First, the four publishers are in alphabetical order and then the titles are in alphabetical […]

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Francesco Mattina Checklist for DC Comic

Francesco Mattina has a certain flair about his art.  Most of it is dark shadowy work that has you straining to see more details.  But he frequently adds these spectacular wisps of orange, lime green or red.  The Batman Who Laughs cover is a good example.  The cover is composed of very dark tones of black […]

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Batman Reading Order

If you are new to comics or new to Batman comics, there are thousands of stories about the Dark Knight.  Detective Comics, which is where Batman got his start, just hit #1000!  Batman Comics vol. 1 reached #713 before DC restarted it.  Batman Comics volume 2 added 52 issues to the catalog and now volume […]

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