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shrox
04-19-2013, 08:52 PM
My friend bought the contents of an abandoned storage shed. She's so lucky! Comics, cameras, art, albums all form the 1970 and near mint!

shrox
04-20-2013, 11:33 AM
Would anybody know about 70s-80s comic books? Most of them look like they came off the shelf yesterday. Several #1 issues from some lesser know comic books too, like John Carter of Mars.

shrox
04-20-2013, 08:43 PM
Anybody? We are finding some cool stuff!

Kaptive
04-21-2013, 07:18 AM
I don't know much about comics or their value, but I might suggest getting a bigger wallet if it is as good a haul as it sounds like :D

I have to say, I'd love to go through somewhere like that. I'd be there for days reading, listening and absorbing it all. Sounds like great fun Shrox!

BigHache
04-21-2013, 07:26 AM
Very cool to get a find like that. The problems with collectibles are always figuring out their worth, which can be subjective, and then finding a buyer who is actually willing to give you what it's worth.

Probably one of the better ways to look up value of comics is to get something like a recent/recent-ish publication of Overstreet. Comics can be tough to sell unless their sought after pieces.

wesleycorgi
04-21-2013, 09:17 AM
Check ebay to see what similar comics of the era are going for. You'll find a lot of the lesser known 70s/80s stuff in the $1 rack or in a grab bag at comic book stores. If you have something like Frank Miller Daredevil or John Byrne X-Men, now you're talking. Or earlier stuff like Neal Adams Green Lantern.

safetyman
04-21-2013, 03:43 PM
Good find Shrox!

I have all of the John Byrne X-Men (#108 was the first), as well as several low-digit X-Men from the 70's, but I have no idea what they're worth and I can't bring myself to part with them at the moment. I also have a Daredevil that I bought off the shelf in the early 80's that has a double cover (printing mistake), which must be pretty rare. In all, I've got about 1000 comics all from the late 70's to early 90's, but I have no clue what they're all worth.

Edit: Hmmm, just saw X-Men #108 (1977) on Amazon from $20 up to $99, depending on condition. I'd say mine is worth about $60. :thumbsup:

Samus
04-21-2013, 04:41 PM
oOOH John Byrne !! The Artist!! What a Drawing killer he is/was... From X-men to Alpha Flight and Hulk to Fantastic Four to Wolverine ... Brings back Memories!

Samus
04-21-2013, 04:46 PM
If those comics have no dent on the cover , no white lines near the borders... thant there worth something. Just found this site for you SHROX!! http://www.comicspriceguide.com/
Cheers!

shrox
04-21-2013, 04:53 PM
We have "Giant Size X-Men" #1! I should say she has....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Giant-Size-X-Men-1-1975-CGC-9-4-NM-/330908345012?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item4d0baca2b4

The same is auctioning for $1030 right now.

Samus
04-21-2013, 05:39 PM
In Some cases that one is worth $4000 check here : http://www.comictrend.com/GSXM_1.html

wesleycorgi
04-22-2013, 03:51 AM
We have "Giant Size X-Men" #1! I should say she has....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Giant-Size-X-Men-1-1975-CGC-9-4-NM-/330908345012?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item4d0baca2b4

The same is auctioning for $1030 right now.

First order of business is to get some protective Mylar covers and acid-free backings if you got comix like that. You want these stored properly (typically in a cool, humidity-free area) that prevents the pages from yellowing. Last weekend, I was looking at my comics from the mid-70s to early 90s and they looked ok even though I stored them in a shite area. When I was collecting back then, I took the time to properly bag and back them. So my Frank Miller Wolverine and Howard Chaykin American Flagg would probably considered "Good" in collector's terms.

wesleycorgi
04-22-2013, 03:53 AM
BTW, I used to know a comic shop owner up in the Eureka/Arcata area that I could probably track down if you want a pro to evaluate/buy your friend's collection.

wesleycorgi
04-22-2013, 03:59 AM
If you have Netflix, you have to watch Comic Book Villains: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287969/

It's not a great movie, but you would laugh at some of the ideas behind the flick and your friend's predicament.

short223
04-22-2013, 06:35 AM
Congratulations on your friend's score! The best thing to do is to educate yourselves with the going trends in comics. View the many posts in this forum: http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=cfrm&c=5
which is the CGC encapsulation and certification service forum site. Books like the X-Men Giant-Sized #1 would benefit from encapsulation (or slabbing as it is referred to) if in NM (9.2 or higher grading). The difference between a 9.4 (NM grade) to a 9.6 (NM+ grade) could be $2000.

You will also find that the early Star Wars issues in high demand as well. Grading is a very tricky situation, especially for those not familiar. With the criteria that has been established by CGC (10.0 system), what was thought of as NM in the past has wound up being VF+ at best. Grading with comics have become an anal retentive OCC like world where the SLIGHTEST crease, bend or crack, will drop the book one level.

If you'd like, your friend could send me over the full list of what she has and I could at least point out the ones that are potentially valuable. I personally have been out of comics recently (sold most of what I have) so I don't have any vested interest but know MANY who would and I know the best places to get top dollar for the right books.

Going the Ebay route (without slabbing or finding out the right grade) you could end up leaving money on the table.

Knowledge is key! Good Luck!



We have "Giant Size X-Men" #1! I should say she has....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Giant-Size-X-Men-1-1975-CGC-9-4-NM-/330908345012?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item4d0baca2b4

The same is auctioning for $1030 right now.

LW_Will
04-22-2013, 05:44 PM
I know comics. You might want to take these comics to a Comic Book store. They will give you an offer which will be less than 50% of the retail value.

Now, Star Wars comics from Marvel have been reprinted thousands of times. Look in the indicia (bottom of the splash page) and make sure the Volume is 1. It should say Issue #1, Volume #1, or words to that effect. If it is an thing else, no volume number, or no indicia at all, and it is not worth much.