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The Comic Book Collectors Guide

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About Comic Book Prices

Wondering how much your old Comic Books are worth? iGuide's comic book appraisals are provided by Mr. Jon R. Warren, who has been a recognized authority on comic book prices since the 1980s. Jon was the Senior Editor of Wizard: The Guide to Comics for over a decade. Before that, he was the senior editor of The Overstreet Update. Today, iGuide is proud to host the online version of Warren's Comic Book Price Guide.

When you need to know the current value of your comic books, iGuide's appraisal service is backed by Warren's decades of experience. Before you buy or sell, get an expert opinion from our category expert.

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Email us CLICK HERE. Put us to work. Whether you need an insurance appraisal, estate appraisal, or just a professional opinion, iGuide is ready to help. WARNING Buying or selling without iGuide could be hazardous to your wealth!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I use the SEARCH feature?

Our search is a product search, so don't ask it questions. And avoid using plurals like BATMAN COMIC BOOKS. Don't include the words COMIC BOOK in your search. Our search finds matching pages based on keywords you type into the Search Box found at the top of each page. By default, search restricts itself to only the comic book category, but you can uncheck the 'Limit search to this category' checkbox to open the search to our entire catalog of objects. By including the ISSUE NUMBER of the comic book in your search string (BATMAN #1, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #100, etc) you can find a specific issue of a comic book, for example AMAZING FANTASY #15. Search does not reveal prices. For pricing, request an appraisal.
GREEN LANTERN will return all comic books with GREEN LANTERN in the title (it's a LOT).
GREEN LANTERN #1 will return all GREEN LANTERN comic books with issue number STARTING WITH #1 (including #10, #100, #12, etc)
GREEN LANTERN SPECIAL will return all GREEN LANTERN comic books with the word SPECIAL in the title.
SUPERMAN JOHN WAYNE will produce NO RESULTS because nowhere in the database is a comic book with SUPERMAN JOHN WAYNE in the title.

Are old Comic Books worth anything?

It depends. Prices vary widely. We keep up with the market, so we can help you know what is a fair market value at the current time.

How can I sell my Comic Book collection?

The answer to this question depends on several factors, including how much time you want to invest in selling and whether or not you want to start a new business. Our experts can explain your options and help you get started on the path that is best for you.

Are Comic Book collections valuable?

Yes, some are (but not all). We can help you separate the trash from the treasure.

What are ASK and BID prices?

The ASK price is the retail price. Retail is the price a dealer will ask for and a collector will likely pay. Getting the retail price takes time because you have to find a collector willing to pay top dollar. BID is the wholesale price. The wholesale price is the price a dealer will likely pay. Getting the wholesale price is fast because dealers serve as "market makers" willing to support the market and buy immediately.

How is the market right now?

The market for Comic Books icontinues to be strong for the rare issues in top condition. It should be noted that in most cases comic books bring the top prices only when in unused MINT condition. Used and heavily worn examples of most comic books are not all that hard to find and do not command the prices that the same one in unused or Mint condition brings. The market for common comic books is weak. One important fact anyone wishing to sell comic books should know is that ALL collector price guide books are far out of date and the prices are not realistic today. The rare Golden Age, Silver Age and early Bronze Age issues in top condition are very much sought-after and sell quickly at high prices. Beginning in the late 1970s, comic books were printed in huge quantities and thus they are quite common. Still, some command good prices on some marketplaces, while others fail to sell or sell at far below book value.


Jon R. Warren was Senior Editor and Co-Author of The Overstreet Update from 1982 to October 14, 1992. He was Senior Price Guide editor of Wizard: The Guide to Comics from July, 1993 to December 2003. He was author of the 1995 Wizard Annual Comic Book Price Guide and also the 1996 Wizard Annual Comic Book Price Guide In 2005, Jon's comic book database was moved to the Internet, and has been here at ever since.