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First Overstreet comic guide in 10 years goes on sale Nov. 28

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Written by Outside Media Source   
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:37
Image courtesy of Gemstone Publishing.

TIMONIUM, Md. - The team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has announced that the first new Overstreet-branded book to be published in more than a decade -- The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics -- will be released on Nov. 18, 2012.

With record prices being paid for back issues and the awareness of pop culture icons at its highest point ever, this new book takes the reader through the world of comics as explained by dealers, creators and collectors.

The book explores collecting by genre, company, “dead universes,” title sets and runs, creators, and much more. It introduces the reader to the Hall of Fame-caliber creators who made the business and the hobby what they are today. It also introduces key contributors who work behind the scenes, as well.

The “Fan to Pro” section spotlights people who have turned their passion for comics into their careers, ranging from retailers and reviewers to publishers and creators. Collectors of high-end back issues and buyers of the latest issues to hit the shelves will find enormous value in The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics, which answers such questions as:

*  What's the right way to go about collecting comics?

*  How are comics graded?

*  What's the correct way to care for and store comics?

*  How can an interest in comics become a job in the industry?

The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics is written by Robert M. Overstreet and others, with illustrations by Gene Gonzales, photos by Mike Solof and artistic contributions from other leading artists and photographers. The 336-page book is a full-color softcover edition and retails for $19.95. It goes on sale Nov. 28, 2012 and will be available through comic book shops from coast to coast, with two versions of cover art: a new Spider-Man cover by Joe Jusko and a previously created but unpublished DC Heroes cover by the late Don Newton.

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Image courtesy of Gemstone Publishing.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:59

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