Jul 14, 2015 this is part three in my series on the history comic book adaptations to film. Collecting modern age comic books as an investment surprisingly modern age comic books can be quite valuable. Secret wars ii 1985 is a nineissue comic book limited series and crossover published from 1985 to 1986 by marvel comics. View market values for books, store your collection, and meet fellow comic fans. Most valuable comic book list for key comic book issues that you can likely find at garage sales, pawnshopsetc. These include the later 10 cent issues and all 12 cent issues, which ended in mid1969. Writerartist frank miller and colorist lynn varley retell the battle of thermopylae in the exciting and moving graphic novel 300. Parttime fanboys been down as kristian had been away for several weeks while on a sabbatical overseas. Comiccon has grown from 300 people in the basement of the u. Wether they were mini series that ran their course or just plain.
Get the best deals on 300 comic indiana comic book collections when. A great decade in comics, and featuring one of my favorite categories of price variant comics. Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s on kickstarter. Oct 06, 2017 the answer turned this into a key issue comic book almost overnight.
Then his graphic novels turned boxoffice hits, including 300 and sin city, proved that success does not. Vintage comic book, the official handbook of the marvel universe update 1989 no. Violent but gorgeous, 300 is a fantastic comic book based in the doomed mission of the spartans against the persians. Mixed lot marvel uncanny xmen bronzecopper age comics. V for vendetta v for vendetta is a tenissue comic book series written by alan moore and illustrated mostly by david lloyd, set in a dystopian future united kingdom imagined from the 1980s to. After the war, sales dropped dramatically and then continued to slide down throughout the 1950s. In february 1935, dc comics precursor, national allied publications. Both writer and artist acquitted themselves wonderfully in taking the dark elements miller created and carrying. Amc goes inside kevin smiths comic book shop the new. As of april 20, 323 issues and 11 annuals have been published. In this book i intend to examine them in the context of the spectrum of american comic books in the year 1986. Frank miller born january 27, 1957 is an american writer, artist and movie director. The films i cover include superman ii, iii, and iv, tim burtons batman, supergirl, sheena, weird science, heavy. It was nearly scandalous then, and even more so today.
He singlehandedly redefined the presentation of comic book characters and heroic fiction with his granddaddy of graphic novels, the dark knight returns. That range is driven by the newsstand exclusivity of the variants, coupled with a decline in newsstand sales relative to direct edition sales direct. The top 20 comic book stories of the 1980s berkeley place. List of important comics from the 1980s rare comics. Born again, the dark knight returns, sin city, and 300. These would be characters who will go on to be the biggest influences in comics either directly or indirectly. The answer turned this into a key issue comic book almost overnight. The 25 greatest comic book artists from the last 25 years.
The comic is a fictional retelling of the battle of thermopylae and the events leading up to it from the perspective of leonidas of sparta. This book is very much like a comic book in terms of layout and illustrations. Now some comics that contain first appearances from a less know characters at the time, that were not pushed had by marvel or dc, can actually get more on auction if they are in mint co. Frank miller comics simple english wikipedia, the free. Collecting the most valuable comic books of the 80s and 90s. There are lots of copies of this book on the market.
This period is known as the copper age of comic book collecting and. The list of the most valuable bronze age comic books hubpages. In 1933, funnies on parade became the first color comic book printed in the now standard size of 6 58 x 10 14 inches. This study guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of 300.
Furthermore, i intend to examine many other comics from that same year, each of them important and memorable, to depict the creative ferment in the comics, both mainstream and alternative, in that year, and to identify the themes and. Born again, the dark knight returns, sin city, and 300 he is one of the most widelyrecognized and popular creators in comics, and is one of the most influential comics creators of his generation. Super heroes all died out between 1950 and 1955 with only superman, batman and wonder woman and a few smaller ones still being published. The middle decade of the last century was not a good one for the comics industry. Mar 10, 2009 a metaphor, perhaps, for the comicbook industry, which at the time was showing signs of wear as characters continued to play out the same story kryptonite again. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Leonidas, king of sparta, leads a small force of three hundred menhis personal bodyguardto a place known as the hot. Epic comic book collection haul bronze age ebay mystery box unboxing key issue finds video duration. I disagree with mckeans sandman cover as number one, only because he also did arkham asylum in the 1980s. I am not a professional and will describe the condition to the best of my ability. I was bored, being 9 and the only kid there, but the husband took me downstairs to a.
Nov 09, 2017 epic comic book collection haul bronze age ebay mystery box unboxing key issue finds video duration. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Over the past 12 months, collectors have dealt 42 copies at that grade. In really nice condition, any issue of this rare comic book series is worth good money. Jackie estrada is raising funds for comic book people. Keith dallas headlines this volume on the 1980s, covering all the pivotal moments and behindthescenes details of comics during the reagan years. Frank miller born january 27, 1957 is an american comic book writer, penciller and inker, novelist, screenwriter, film director, and producer best known for his comic book stories and graphic novels such as ronin, daredevil. Then his graphic novels turned boxoffice hits, including 300 and sin city, proved that success does not always come wrapped in spandex.
These include the later 10 cent issues and all 12 cent issues. The comicbook bubble was the result not of a single mania, but of a confluence of events. Icv2s popular monthly top 500 comics and top 500 graphic novel top 500 starting in april 2018. Spidey forgot to fill his webshooters for the fifth time in a year. The associated overview and analysis and analysis and dollar trends articles have also been included. Frank miller brings his unique style mostly known to me at least from the masterful batman. Ive also posted more lists of key comic books by year including other decades. Key copper age, key bronze age, and key modern age comics with a few key silver age comics mixed in. The thing andthor vintage 1970s bronze age comic book. I think that visually 300 is beautiful and the story is a very simple but detailed story about king leonidas and his 300 spartans. Top 100 prior lists have now been archived for your convenience.
Price gains for the highvalue comics throughout the 1980s attracted. The list of the most valuable important modern age comics 1980s onwards. Jan, 2017 with that caveat stated, without further ado, here is a list of 50 important comics from the 1980s. The right copy with white pages and a beautiful looking front cover. It is the original flagship title created for the character.
This is a list of the greatest characters to come out between 1980 and 1989. Hes back now with a chat with keith dallas, writer and editorinchief of a series of historical volumes known as american comic book chronicles. Dread xerxes marshals all the armies of asia against a tiny, plucky force of 300 spartans and makes one last offer for peace. This web page, about black and white comic books of the 1980s, was created with html5 in mind. Frank miller born january 27, 1957 is an american comic book writer, penciller and inker. Comic book value guide how to value your comics in 3 easy steps. Top 50 most valuable comic books of the bronze age. In addition, david anthony krafts comics interview publishes its first comic book titles it had been publishing the comics interview. The dark knight returns and illustrates the legendary world from over 2000 years ago with panache. Jan 21, 2015 in the era of netflix, amazon prime and hulu, its difficult to explain to youngsters of 2015 how the children of the 1970s and early 1980s prevcr sometimes spent hours attempting to recreate the experience of watching a beloved film again through other available means such as board games, novelizations, building model kits, trading cards, and perhaps most memorably of all.
Grant hotel to an event that sprawls across downtown san diego drawing upwards. Rise of an empire isnit irrefutable proof that the mpaa is hopelessly biased and broken, then may zack snyder be forced to eat king leonidasi. The inside story of a legendary local comic book company including a history of indie comics and the creators rights revolution. Even though most longtime comic dealers have dozens of these books in stock, it is in high demand since marvel recently announced the release of an upcoming venom solo film. Im looking for an appreciatve new home to enjoy these books as much as i did. The list of the most valuable bronze age comic books. Why i loved the 80s 30 titles that lived and died in the decade of excess.
In fact, i cant stress enough how much i am crazy about the 300 comic the actual book is far larger than i anticipated, and the 2page spreads blow my mind to the sky and back, especially from the books size. He best known for his film noirstyle comic book stories including ronin, daredevil. This is part three in my series on the history comic book adaptations to film. Top rated lists for 300 77 items favourite comic book stories. Aircel comics, arrow comics, blackthorne publishing, dragon lady press, now comics, sirius comics, strawberry jam comics, and wonder comics all publish their first titles. Before anyone cries outrage at why george perez and walt simonson are not on this list, despite continuing to produce amazing work, please remember that were just talking about seminal works from the last 25 years. Why i loved the 80s 30 titles that lived and died in the. Please fill out the following form to report an issue missing from the database.
Uncanny xmen 300 romita holo cover uncanny xmen 17, 18 1994 total books 8. Mixed lot marvel uncanny xmen bronzecopper age comics 1980s. Downsizing at home and finally selling my comic book collection. Wolverine is a number of marvel comics comic book series starring the xmen member wolverine. The first monthly comic book, aptly titled comics monthly, began publication in 1922, though it also featured reprints of daily newspaper comic strips. Written and illustrated by frank miller with painted colors by varley, 300 was a 1998 comicbook miniseries, released as a hardcover collection in 1999. Although i didnt realize how great his style and technique was when i was younger, frank miller is a comic book genius and a giant. In the early 1980s, marvel began releasing a line of graphic novels like the death of captain marvel that were larger than the average comic, with a. Its long been the most expensive comic book published in the 1980s. Please only report missing issues after attempting a thorough search, and do not submit false information. Miller was involved in a few unpublished projects in the early 1980s. Collecting the most valuable comic books of the 80s and. With stabbing spear and slashing sword, the spartans respond. His credits include the seminal the dark knight returns from the 1980s, which set the tone for dc comics for decades to come and helped shape.169 1087 453 516 6 1143 723 1428 1152 351 1546 343 1385 1543 91 1113 1544 262 444 1513 1219 134 57 1054 579 1180 666 733 1244 485 1475 64 1033 784 939 614 1173 1269 577 1356 1132 671 1425