Books Home - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesBiographies - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesBusiness - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesChildrens - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesComputers - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesCooking - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesEntertainment - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and Audiocassettes
Health - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesHome & Garden - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesMystery & Thrillers - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesNonfiction - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesReligion - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesRomance - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and AudiocassettesScienceTravel - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audio CDs and Audiocassettes


entertainment   Books > Entertainment > Comics > History & Price Guides

 


Browse Bestsellers: 1 - 25 | 26 - 50
1.
North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment
by Lois Sherr Dubin, et al


Harry N Abrams
Hardcover - 608 pages
(May 1999)


Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Over 1,200 illustrations, approximately 820 in full color, offer a look at Southwestern turquoise jewelry, Plains beadwork, "carved" metal bracelets from the Northwest, quill and moosehair work from the Subarctic, and etched horn jewelry from California. 50 maps. Read more

2.
Tijuana Bibles : Art and Wit in America's Forbidden Funnies, 1930s-1950s
by Bob Adelman, et al


Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 160 pages
(September 1997)

$16.80
$7.20

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
When Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Gilbert Shelton, and other Bay Area misfits first started producing "underground" comics in the '60s, they were considered to be highly innovative in their use of frank sexual themes. However, some 10 to 15 years before they commenced their explicit,... Read more

3.
Superman, the Complete History : The Life and Times of the Man of Steel
by Les Daniels, Chip Kidd (Illustrator)


Chronicle Books
Hardcover - 192 pages
(November 1, 1998)


Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
While comic books trace their origins to the late 19th century, Superman, who debuted in 1938's Action Comics #1, is virtually synonymous with the medium. Yet, as Superman, the Complete History shows, the Man of Steel has also made a lasting impact in comic strips, film, toys, TV, radio, and even on... Read more

4.
Dustcovers : The Collected Sandman Covers 1989-1996
by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean


Watson-Guptill Pubns
Paperback - 208 pages
(August 1998)

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
acrimonious, January 27, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
i'm allergic to dust but i still bought it.
On the outside a stranger to Neil Gaiman's work might think the Sandman covers represent nonsense,despite the seriousness of the tone.But they're just like the lyrics of a Nirvana song,they have deep and thoughtful subliminal messages in them. Dust Covers tells all about it by the authors.Yeah,the... Read more

 


5.
Superman Masterpiece Edition : The Golden Age of America's First Super Hero
by Les Daniels


Chronicle Books
Hardcover - 96 pages
Book & toy edition (June 1999)

$48.75
$16.25 (25%)

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Four-color comics have come of age, and Superman--every boy's hero circa 1938--is now a middle-aged, American cultural icon. To celebrate Superman's halcyon days, the Superman Masterpiece Edition, with its balance of whimsy and class, is the perfect toy for grownup boys. The box is super-size (one... Read more

6. See Picture
See picture
2000 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide (Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide, 2000)
by Maggie Thompson, Brent Frankenhoff


Krause Publications
Paperback - 640 pages
6th edition (October 1999)

$13.56
$3.39

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
Eric Martin , March 20, 2000 3 out of 5 stars
good backup to Overstreet
The guide provides something key: the actual month/years of most individual issues. It says it covers all comics from 1961 on, but is far from complete...many long-run issues (i.e. Ghostly Haunts) not listed. The publishers seem committed to becoming a true competitor to Overstreet...I wish them... Read more

 


7. See Picture
See picture
1999 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide (Serial)
by Maggie Thompson, Brent Frankenhoff


Krause Publications
Paperback - 616 pages
5th edition (October 1998)

$14.41
$2.54 (15%)

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
2.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Listing more than 80,000 comics in three grades of condition and more than 240,000 current prices, this volume details independent releases and hard-to-find editions, plus all the regular releases, and more. Over 300 photos. Read more

8.   Overstreet Comic Book Grading Guide
by Robert M. Overstreet, Gary Carter


Avon Books
Paperback - 320 pages
(May 4, 1999)


Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
2.5 out of 5 stars
Midwest Book Review
The first edition of this comic book guide provides a new 100-point grading system for grading comics: something useful not only for existing dealers but for comic book owners and fans who would gain an idea of their collection's worth. Overstreet's comic book price guides are already famous for... Read more

9. See Picture
See picture
Peanuts : The Home Collection : A Collector's Guide to Identification and Value
by Freddi Karin Margolin, et al


Antique Trader
Paperback - 384 pages
(December 1999)

$22.99
$3.96 (15%)

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Peanuts collectibles are amazingly diverse, ranging from lunch boxes, ceramic eggs, and household furnishings to skateboards and bubble bath. The book is organized by "room," with the collectibles described and depicted in chapters corresponding to rooms where they would logically be found: bedroom,... Read more

10. See Picture
See picture
Batman in Detective Comics : Featuring the Complete Covers of the First 25 Years (Tiny Folio)
by Joe Desris(Introduction)


Abbeville Press, Inc.
Paperback - 320 pages
Rpt edition (August 1993)

$10.16
$1.79 (15%)

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
A quarter-century of comic book covers from the Batman series features the Caped Crusader bagging a host of sinister evildoers. Read more

11.   Batman in Detective Comics, Vol. II: Featuring the Complete Covers of the Second 25 Years (Tiny Folios)
by Joe Desris


Abbeville Press, Inc.
Paperback - 320 pages
Vol 002 (October 1994)

$10.16
$1.79 (15%)

Click here for more info
Synopsis
With 300 covers from March 1962 to May 1989, this collection encompasses the era of the Batman TV show and the first hit movie. Joe Deris illuminates the evolution of a comic book hero, sometimes propelled by his presentation in different mediums. 300 full-color illustrations. Read more

12. See Picture
See picture
Wonder Woman : Featuring over Five Decades of Great Covers (Tiny Folio)
by Amy Handy(Editor), et al


Abbeville Press, Inc.
Paperback - 320 pages
(October 1995)

$10.16
$1.79 (15%)

Click here for more info

13. See Picture
See picture
Them Damned Pictures : Explorations in American Political Cartoon Art
by Roger A. Fischer


Archon
Hardcover - 253 pages
(March 1996)


Click here for more info
From Book News, Inc. , August 1, 1996
Fischer (history U. of Minnesota-Duluth) surveys the art and power of political cartoons in the US through the 19th and 20th centuries. He demonstrates the freedom with which cartoonists portrayed politicians they did not like and created insulting stereotypes of such groups as native Americans,... Read more

14. See Picture
See picture
All in Color for a Dime
by Richard A. Lupoff, et al


Krause Publications
Paperback - 272 pages
(February 1997)

$12.71
$2.24 (15%)

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
revralph, December 15, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Highly recommended
I read this book four times when I was in junior high and high school, and I'm so glad to see it in print again. Great history, great pictures, and must have for comic book fans everywhere. Read more

 


15.   Batman Archives (Volume 2)
by Bill Finger, et al


DC Comics
Hardcover - 288 pages
(October 1997)

$37.46
$12.49 (25%)

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
tgroten, April 3, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
The way it all began...
Here it is, Bat-fans: the very first stories ever published of Bat-Man (as his name was originally spelled), back from Detective Comics #27-52. These stories gave birth to the character who, along with Superman, is the most enduring and easily identifiable hero in the comic book genre, and possibly... Read more

 


16. See Picture
See picture
Comic Values Annual 1999 : Comic Books Price Guide
by Alex G. Malloy



Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Eric Martin , March 20, 2000 4 out of 5 stars
Good alternative to Overstreet
The only guide that has the guts to list Underground comix in detail. This guide also has an easier format to flip through than Overstreet, which has become swamped with ads.

Not a complete listing, but for most collectors, this one will do quite well. Read more

 


17. See Picture
See picture
Commies, Cowboys, and Jungle Queens : Comic Books and America, 1945-1954
by William W., Jr. Savage


University Press of New England
Paperback - 164 pages
(May 1998)


Click here for more info
The Washington Post Book World, Dennis Drabelle
In Commies, Cowboys, and Jungle Queens, William Savage ... argues that, in the decade between the end of World War II and the comic book industry's adoption of a prissy code at the height of the McCarthy era, the comics presented a distorted but recognizable image of American mores. As a thesis,... Read more

18. See Picture
See picture
The Comic-Book Book
by Don Thompson(Editor), et al


Krause Publications
Paperback - 368 pages
(September 1998)

$12.71
$2.24 (15%)

Click here for more info
Synopsis
Get a feel for the Golden Age of comics with this sequel to the bestselling "All in Color for a Dime". Full of facts about America's favorite reading matter, here is an entertaining excursion into the world of comics. 16 page color section. Read more

19.   Batman Collected
by Chip Kidd, et al


Bulfinch Pr
Hardcover - 276 pages
1st Ed.. edition (November 1996)

$37.50
$12.50 (25%)

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
When the DC Comics character Batman got his own television series in 1966, Batman merchandising took off. A market was developed not only for little Caped Crusader suits and toy Batmobiles, but for Batman kiddie blankets, Batman nursery wallpaper, and so on down a slippery slope of mostly plastic... Read more

20.   Superman in Action Comics : Featuring the Complete Covers of the Second 25 Years
by Mark Waid(Introduction)


Abbeville Press, Inc.
Paperback - 320 pages
Vol 002 (April 1994)

$10.16
$1.79 (15%)

Click here for more info

21. See Picture
See picture
Comics Values Annual 2000 : The Comic Books Price Guide (Comics Values Annual 2000)
by Alex G. Malloy


Antique Trader
Paperback - 832 pages
2000 edition (January 2000)

$13.56
$3.39

Click here for more info
Book Description
Packed with information on contemporary and classic comics from Marvel, DC, Golden Age, Dark Horse, and others, this directory provides cross-referencing, a state-of-the-art market report with timely insider information, guidelines for trading and preserving comics, interviews with innovative comics... Read more

22.   Superman in Action Comics: Featuring the Complete Covers of the First 25 Years (Tiny Folio)
by Mark Waid(Introduction), Michel Laclotte


Abbeville Press, Inc.
Paperback - 320 pages
Tiny folio edition (May 1993)

$10.16
$1.79 (15%)

Click here for more info

23. See Picture
See picture
Collecting Original Comic Strip Art
by Jeff Ellinport, Jeffrey M. Ellinport


Antique Trader
Paperback - 144 pages
(April 1999)

$16.96
$2.99 (15%)

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Comprehensive price guide listed by both artist and by strip. This informative, well-illustrated book by an expert in the field covers cartoon art collecting in two parts. In the first, the author gives a brief history and discussion of the creative process behind the form; in the second, he offers... Read more

24.   Great Timepieces of the World
by Caroline Childers, et al


Rizzoli Bookstore
Paperback - 200 pages
(May 1998)

Click here for more info
Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, October 13, 1998 5 out of 5 stars
Very desirable book
This book has a brief history of watches and then proceeds to describe most of the great watchmakers history plus some of the most gorgeous illustrations you'll ever see of great watches. Read more

 


25.   The Photo Journal Guide to Marvel Comics, A-J
by Ernst Gerber


Gerber Pub Co
Hardcover
Vol 003 (October 1991)


Click here for more info

Browse Bestsellers: 1 - 25 | 26 - 50

Top of Page


Browse books by interest:

Art Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Entertainment Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Professional Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs
Audiobooks Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Health Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Reference Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs
Biographies Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs History Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Religion Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs
Business Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Home Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Romance Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs
Childrens Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Literature Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Science Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs
Christian Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Mystery Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Science Fiction Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs
Computers Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Nonfiction Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Travel Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs
Cooking Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs Parenting Books - Hardcover, Paperback, Large Print, Audiocassettes, Audio CDs