30 years ago we lost a hero!
Same. Still have the Death of Superman issue as well as all of the Funeral for a Friend issues.
I even have the Doomsday and Superman action figure pack with the paperback book that has all of the issues included in it.
Another thing collectors are looking for are newsstand copies from the late 80s through the 90s. Those books that were not sold in comic shops but in grocery stores and such. By that time the Direct Market was the primary sales outlet for comics so newsstand copies have a lower print run and tend to be harder to find in good shape. They have a barcode on the cover.
Spawn #1 for instance is not a rare book. It sold millions of copies.... BUT not on the newsstand. So those copies that have a barcode on them and are considered rare variants.
That is so funny because at the time, I was totally turned off by the barcode and avoided them like the plague.
I think I am done buying collectibles for a while. I spent way too much buying all of the variants of the first issue of East of West lol.If anyone is interested in books from Golden, Silver, Bronze or Copper age, check out my friends Instagram sale @elite_comics11 Thursday night (July 28) at 7:00pm eastern. Lots of cool stuff up for grabs.
I dunno… way too many copies out there.
Maybe if they would actually make a good movie version that does Justice to the story it would give it a boost.
All Newsstand copies aren't considered variants. Early on most comics were sold as Newsstand but at some point distribution changed to where local comic shops and dealers became the preferred method of distribution. Dealer comics had a picture instead of the barcode such as DC logo for DC comics and Spider-Man for Marvel. This happened relatively quickly and the number of Newsstands from that point diminished to like only 10% or less depending on publisher. The other thing making them more valuable aside from the low print run is the fact that Newsstands were notoriously handled and abused by browsing comic readers who would pull them out of the racks. We've all done that. Finding a NM copy of many key comics in a Newsstand version can bring a huge bump in value.Me too.
Variants are such a big thing with collectors and that newsstand barcode is considered a variant. Seems silly to me but at the same time I understand it.