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Comic books in 'Overstreet Guide to Collecting'

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Overstreet Guide to Collecting Tabletop Games SC (2018 Gemstone) 1-1ST Overstreet Guide to Collecting Tabletop Games SC (2018 Gemstone) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    By Carrie Wood and Richard Ankney.

    Tabletop gaming of all kinds is bigger than ever, and Gemstone Publishing's latest "how to" book is here to provide an in-depth look at this booming hobby. The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Tabletop Games takes a look at tabletop games of all kinds, from pen-and-paper role-playing experiences to collectible card games, from modules to miniatures, and everything in between. This guide includes the history of tabletop adventures and other board games as well as a look at what makes them so collectible, plus interviews with veteran industry pros and seasoned collectors alike.

    Softcover, 224 pages, full color.

    Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1S-1ST
    Overstreet Guide to Collecting Tabletop Games SC (2018 Gemstone) 1S-1ST Overstreet Guide to Collecting Tabletop Games SC (2018 Gemstone) 1S-1ST

    Signed Edition

    1st printing.

    By Carrie Wood and Richard Ankney.

    Tabletop gaming of all kinds is bigger than ever, and Gemstone Publishing's latest "how to" book is here to provide an in-depth look at this booming hobby. The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Tabletop Games takes a look at tabletop games of all kinds, from pen-and-paper role-playing experiences to collectible card games, from modules to miniatures, and everything in between. This guide includes the history of tabletop adventures and other board games as well as a look at what makes them so collectible, plus interviews with veteran industry pros and seasoned collectors alike.

    This special edition of The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Tabletop Games is signed by authors Carrie Wood and Richard Ankney, and by contributor Mark Huesman.

    Softcover, 224 pages, full color.

    NOTE: Limited to just 100 copies.

    Cover price $25.00.

  • Issue #1S-1ST
    Overstreet Guide to Cosplay SC (2015 Gemstone) 1S-1ST Overstreet Guide to Cosplay SC (2015 Gemstone) 1S-1ST

    Signed Edition

    1st printing.

    By Missy Bowersox and Carrie Wood.

    Over the last few years, as comic book conventions have exploded into massively popular pop culture events, one of the biggest reasons for that has been the rise of cosplay. The Overstreet Guide to Cosplay takes an in-depth look at this vibrant hobby with "how to" articles on the various ways to get a costume together, things to expect at conventions, the issues facing cosplayers today, and a wide variety of topics that even the most seasoned seamstress will find thought-provoking. Cosplay newbies and veterans alike will find a lot to love in this book, particularly since it's packed cosplayer photos.

    Featuring a special variant cover previously only offered at the Virginia Comicon, this edition of The Overstreet Guide To Cosplay is signed by author Carrie Wood, contributor and designer Mark Huesman, and contributor Richard Ankney.

    Softcover, 192 pages, full color.

    NOTE: Limited to 100 copies.

    Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1A-1ST
    Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics SC (2012 Gemstone) 1A-1ST

    Jusko Cover - 1st printing. written by Robert M. Overstreet. Cover Art by Joe Jusko. From the team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide comes the first new Overstreet-branded book in more than a decade. How do you collect comics? How do you care for them? Grade them? Sell them? How do you turn your comics hobby into a job in the industry? Who have been the greatest comic creators? The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics offers answers and insights into these questions and more facing new collectors and experienced enthusiasts alike. Includes comments from Jerry Bingham on Batman: Son of the Demon. Softcover, 320 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1A-REP
    Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics SC (2012 Gemstone) 1A-REP

    Jusko Cover - 2nd and later printings. written by Robert M. Overstreet. Cover Art by Joe Jusko. From the team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide comes the first new Overstreet-branded book in more than a decade. How do you collect comics? How do you care for them? Grade them? Sell them? How do you turn your comics hobby into a job in the industry? Who have been the greatest comic creators? The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics offers answers and insights into these questions and more facing new collectors and experienced enthusiasts alike. Includes comments from Jerry Bingham on Batman: Son of the Demon. Softcover, 320 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1C-1ST
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    Sean Chen, Lee Garbett & Bob Hall Cover - 1st printing. written by Robert M. Overstreet. From the team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide comes the first new Overstreet-branded book in more than a decade. How do you collect comics? How do you care for them? Grade them? Sell them? How do you turn your comics hobby into a job in the industry? Who have been the greatest comic creators? The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics offers answers and insights into these questions and more facing new collectors and experienced enthusiasts alike. The PREVIEWS Exclusive variant created specifically for the second printing features multiple era Valiant jam cover with X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and Shadowman by Sean Chen, Lee Garbett & Bob Hall, respectively. Still available is the first printing with Joe Jusko's Spider-Man cover. Softcover, 320 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1C-REP
    Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics SC (2012 Gemstone) 1C-REP

    Sean Chen, Lee Garbett & Bob Hall Cover - 2nd and later printings. written by Robert M. Overstreet. From the team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide comes the first new Overstreet-branded book in more than a decade. How do you collect comics? How do you care for them? Grade them? Sell them? How do you turn your comics hobby into a job in the industry? Who have been the greatest comic creators? The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics offers answers and insights into these questions and more facing new collectors and experienced enthusiasts alike. The PREVIEWS Exclusive variant created specifically for the second printing features multiple era Valiant jam cover with X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and Shadowman by Sean Chen, Lee Garbett & Bob Hall, respectively. Still available is the first printing with Joe Jusko's Spider-Man cover. Softcover, 320 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1B-1ST
    Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics SC (2012 Gemstone) 1B-1ST

    Newton Cover - 1st printing. written by Robert M. Overstreet. Cover Art by Don Newton. From the team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide comes the first new Overstreet-branded book in more than a decade. How do you collect comics? How do you care for them? Grade them? Sell them? How do you turn your comics hobby into a job in the industry? Who have been the greatest comic creators? The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics offers answers and insights into these questions and more facing new collectors and experienced enthusiasts alike. Includes comments from Jerry Bingham on Batman: Son of the Demon. Softcover, 320 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comic and Animation Art SC (2013 Gemstone) 1-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Comic and Animation Art!" Written by Robert M. Overstreet. Cover Art by Joe Jusko. From the team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide comes the first new Overstreet-branded book in more than a decade. With record prices established on a regular basis, the market for original comic art has never been more compelling. And now a resurgent animation art market is commanding attention as well. If those areas of collecting seem daunting, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comic & Animation Art is a great place to start. The second book in Overstreet's new "How To" series offers the terminology you need to know along with the expertise of seasoned collectors and dealers who will help you get to know what to look for and how to look for it. Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #2014
    Overstreet Guide to Grading Comic Book SC (2014-2016 Gemstone) #2014

    2014 Edition - 1st printing.

    Since 1970, the name "Overstreet" has symbolized a vast knowledge of American comic books.

    While The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide helps you learn about comic values, this third book in our new "How To" line teaches you the importance of condition (a factor that is often the key to real collectability) and how to grade accurately.

    The Overstreet Guide To Grading Comics includes the 10-point grading system, as well as exhaustive descriptions of Primary and Split Grades, examples of each grade with more than 200 full-color images in all, articles on storage, preservation, and restoration, a look at the independent, third-party grading companies, and much more!

    Softcover, 360 pages, full color.

    Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #2016
    Overstreet Guide to Grading Comic Book SC (2014-2016 Gemstone) #2016

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    2016 Edition - 1st printing.

    Newly updated, The Overstreet Guide To Grading Comics includes the 10-point grading system, as well as exhaustive descriptions of Primary and Split Grades, examples of each grade with more than 200 full-color images in all, articles on storage, preservation, and restoration, a look at the independent, third-party grading companies, and much more!

    Since 1970, the name "Overstreet" has symbolized a vast knowledge of American comic books. While The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide helps you learn about comic values, this third book in our new "How To" line teaches you the importance of condition (a factor that is often the key to real collectability) and how to grade accurately.

    Softcover, 360 pages, full color.

    Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Overstreet Guide to Collecting Movie Posters SC (2015 Gemstone) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Collectors have trusted the Overstreet name for 45 years, and now Gemstone Publishing's new "How To" series expands further with a trip to the cinema in The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Movie Posters. From beginner steps in purchasing, displaying, storing and grading your movie posters, to advanced insight in how to collect by stars, directors, series and genre, and from identifying different standard types of movie posters to evaluating the stars and film properties with long term mass appeal, the guide book also spotlights great poster artists from Drew Struzan and Jack Davis to Saul Bass and Robert McGinnis. Softcover, 192 pages, full color. Cover price $15.00.

  • Issue #1A-1ST
    Overstreet Guide to Cosplay SC (2015 Gemstone) 1A-1ST

    1st printing.

    By Missy Bowersox and Carrie Wood.

    Over the last few years, as comic book conventions have exploded into massively popular pop culture events, one of the biggest reasons for that has been the rise of cosplay. The Overstreet Guide to Cosplay takes an in-depth look at this vibrant hobby with "how to" articles on the various ways to get a costume together, things to expect at conventions, the issues facing cosplayers today, and a wide variety of topics that even the most seasoned seamstress will find thought-provoking. Cosplay newbies and veterans alike will find a lot to love in this book, particularly since it's packed cosplayer photos.

    Softcover, 192 pages, full color.

    Cover price $15.00.

  • Issue #1B-1ST
    Overstreet Guide to Cosplay SC (2015 Gemstone) 1B-1ST

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    1st printing.

    By Missy Bowersox and Carrie Wood.

    Over the last few years, as comic book conventions have exploded into massively popular pop culture events, one of the biggest reasons for that has been the rise of cosplay. The Overstreet Guide to Cosplay takes an in-depth look at this vibrant hobby with "how to" articles on the various ways to get a costume together, things to expect at conventions, the issues facing cosplayers today, and a wide variety of topics that even the most seasoned seamstress will find thought-provoking. Cosplay newbies and veterans alike will find a lot to love in this book, particularly since it's packed cosplayer photos.

    Softcover, 192 pages, full color.

    Cover price $15.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Overstreet Guide to Collecting Concert Posters SC (2017 Gemstone) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Are you ready to rock? The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Concert Posters is the latest "how to" book in Gemstone Publishing's series for new and experienced collectors alike. This volume melds the awesome artwork of talented concert poster artists with the melodies of great musicians as we investigate the influences of artists such as Wes Wilson, Bonnie MacLean, Rick Griffin, and Frank Kozik with bands like Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead. It includes artist biographies, tips on poster care, framing and storage, a concert poster market overview, a look at CGC's concert poster grading, the Top 10 sales from concert poster auctions, and interviews with poster artists, industry pros and collectors. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 288 pages, full color. Cover price $15.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Overstreet Guide to Collecting Horror SC (2017 Gemstone) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Amanda Sheriff. From movie posters to comic books, from toys to video games and beyond, The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Horror covers everything horrific and collectible! With feature interviews with creators and collectors, it's packed with information and is a must-have for anyone looking to expand their knowledge, their insight or their collection. It's the latest in the "How-To" series from the team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. Softcover, 192 pages, full color. Cover price $20.00.