Picker's Pocket Guide - Comic Books

Picker's Pocket Guide - Comic Books

How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro

David Tosh


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Comic book values are soaring. Superman's debut, Action Comics #1, sold for $3.2 million. The first appearance of Batman in Detective Comics #27 fetched $1 million. Exceptional examples? Certainly, but you don't need X-ray vision to see everyone from collectors to savvy investors covets vintage comic books. Discover for yourself what insiders have long known with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking comic books.

You'll uncover:

   • The best comics to hunt, from the 1930s-1980s and beyond
   • Where to find hidden treasures
   • Practical strategies for buying and selling comic books
   • How to flip comics for profit and fun
   • Common reprints and facsimiles
   • Restoration and repair
Whether for pleasure or profit, the Picker's Pocket Guide is a real find.


David Tosh:
David Tosh, Mesquite TX, is a comic books expert/cataloguer at Heritage Auctions. He has had articles published in a number of magazines and has also written the introduction for several books on comics.