The 30 best comic book cartoons of the 1990s include classics from marvel. Try going to your nearest comic book store and attempting to sell them there and youll see what i mean. I am not sure how many people nowadays collect actual paper comic books. With that caveat stated, without further ado, here is a list of 50 important comics from the 1990s. View market values for books, store your collection, and meet fellow comic fans. Problems with early 90s marvel books comic book grading. These guys were my saturday morning cartoons, trading cards and comic books of choice in. Top 100 most valuable comic books of the golden age 19381956 the 100 most valuable comic books from each age. Feb 28, 2016 down a bro, matt takes on one of the most perilous times in comic book history, the dark age of comics. But when it comes to underpantswearing heroes who come to life from a comic book. There was a s type little annie fanny not vai connected. The 1990s author jason sacks talks about his definitive book on the 1990s in the comic book industry. High school student jason troy is given a simple class assignment by a substitute teacher.
The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal. The everyday life of arnold lane toran, phillip van dyke, spencer klein, and alex d. Jan 24, 2003 im talking about brand new marvel books that were put into bags in the early 90 s, that appear wavey almost as if water were spilled on them at one time. This ultimate 14part story features an epic battle in spidey and venom vs carnage in a no holds barred fight to the finish. We use ebay to provide references to live prices of comic books. Newsstand edition distribution in the early 90s copper age. Although the end of the 20th century was a troubling time for the comic book industry, some comics from the 90s are worth the kind of money that would make. So needless to say, the 90s had to be good, since most of the talent in the 80s still were working in the trade at the turn of the decade. Nov, 2018 the 1990s was a decade that changed the comic book industry forever in any number of ways, whether it was the speculatorfueled boom and bust that killed a number of smaller publishers.
Important note on most expensive modern comic books. In order to find out more about the comics that you own, a superb reference is the overstreet comic book price guide by robert m. Dec 02, 2015 the comic collecting craze of the early nineties was a text book case of bubble economics. We take a look at the innovations, but ultimately the major pitfalls that almost led to the. List of important comics from the 1990s rare comics. If you have some sort of very rare and sought after collectors item such as a misprint that was recalled then it m. These guys were my saturday morning cartoons, trading. Apocalypse makes his move and starts his campaign of the survival of the fittest unleashing his four horsemen on new york city. Most people who bash the 90s are only referring to the most mainstream superhero stuff.
It came crashing into an industry that was unprepared for it but recognized that it was time to make hay while the sun was shining. The name malibu may not mean much to some but in the early 90s it. The early indies, like cerebus, and companies like pacific pc and first tend to be a bit more valuable, as long as the books themselves were worthy. By the early 1990s, xmen had become the biggest franchise in comics, and by the middle of the decade over a dozen xmenrelated comic books, both continuing. Apr 23, 2018 the 1990s are a much beloved and nostalgic decade for many young adults today. Top 60 most valuable comic books from the modern age. We will say that the golden age begins in 1938 and ends in 1956, when the. If you grew up in the 90s, you had all the best cartoons, the best music, the best sitcoms. The brown costume was a staple throughout the 80s and early 90s. These guys were my saturday morning cartoons, trading cards and comic books of choice in the early 90s.
Below are the most valuable comic books published since 1992. Why the 90s was the most volatile decade in comic book history. Im looking for some pictues of a custom shop batman explorer style guitar that was made in the early 90 s. Comic book value guide how to value your comics in 3 easy steps. This was followed by a superhero boom that lasted until the end of world war ii. In this video, we take a look at the top 20 best comic books of the 1990s. Maximum carnage perfectly exemplified the early 90s spidey aesthetic of flash before substance that later became typical of early image books. The 90s wasnt just about image comics, but it sure was a huge part of what shaped the decade. See more ideas about comic book covers, comic covers and comic books art.
Please do not add any books first published outside the decade of the 90s. Jan, 2017 with that caveat stated, without further ado, here is a list of 50 important comics from the 1990s. Ive noticed this problem with early 90 s punisher 2nd series books, silver surfer vol. Though considerably more recent than the collecting of postage stamps or books bibliophilia, it has a major following around the world today and is partially responsible for the increased interest in comics after the temporary slump experienced during the 1980s. Some readers have expressed annoyance at variant covers appearing on this list. An american comic book is a thin periodical originating in the united states, on average 32 pages, containing comics. Byrne eventually got to change the classic yellow into something a little different. This was one of the most soughtafter books from rai, one of the most famous characters of the decade, and a strong contender for the ten most important comic books of the decade. We will say that the golden age begins in 1938 and ends in 1956, when the silver age began. Sep 24, 2018 in the early 90 s, right when things were starting to get really extreme over at marvel, dc decided that stuffy old martian manhunter just wasnt good enough anymore, and decided to revamp him. Dc released rebirth last year and that issue sold millions of copies.
Ive also posted more lists of key comic books by year including other decades. The 5 most valuable comic books from the 1990s comicon. All had built awesome continuity and had a variety of great characters. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. The largest online source for comic book pricing in the world. Steve gustafson looks at the best comic books from the 1990s including. But the 90s also brought us preacher, the majority of sandman started in 89, shade the changing man, hellblazer, lucifer, league of extraordinary gentlemen and promethea both started in 99, transmetropolitan, hellboy, kingdom come, from hell, early issues of planetary, etc. 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.
The comic book speculation bubble and the 1990 s has become known as one of the darkest times in comic book history. Collecting the most valuable comic books of the 80s and. Eleven of the top 25 bestselling comic books at the time were dell titles. Linz, a fourthgrader in a nameless city that resembles brooklyn, new york, who lives in a multiracial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of friends and neighbors. Keep in mind that comic books are mass produced and then sold to a lot of people.
Dec 11, 2018 what are the chances that some newsstand editions would have been distributed to comic stores in the early 90s. This video does a fantastic job of explain what was going on in the industry back then and how image helped pave the way for creator owned comics. The comic book crash of the 90s and why comics are safe today. A books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. This period is known as the copper age of comic book collecting and encompasses one of the most volatile periods in the history of comic book collecting. Collecting comics in the late 80 s and early 90 s as a child, this store is a throwback to how it used to be. I ask because im going through a bunch of my comics now to list on ebay, and im finding that there are a few issues in runs that i have multiple issues of like, i have 3 copies of ever. Thats the sound of comic book excitement coming to life and ebay has all the brands, genres and issues any fanboy or. May, 2017 there was a time in the 1990s when just about every comic book was selling 50,000 copies and a comic wasnt considered a hit until it sold 250,000 copies. Life was pretty good for a kid growing up in the 90s. Top 50 most valuable comic books of the bronze age.
The dark age of comic books was the culmination of a gradual move towards. Dell s comic books accounted for a third of all north american sales in the early 1950s. When dc and marvel were extreme newsarama comic book. While the form originated in 1933, american comic books first gained popularity after the 1938 publication of action comics, which included the debut of the superhero superman. Billy west, fred newman, constance shulman, doug preis. Top 20 comic books that defined the 90s comic watch. Clicking a text link or image marked check live prices will take you to ebay. Also i would be interested in pictures of other esp cs comic guitars. Collecting the most valuable comic books of the 80s and 90s. This page will deal with the most valuable of all, golden age comic books.
Jun 19, 2017 a firsthand account of the comic book boom and crash of the 1990 s and 1980 s. Newsstand edition distribution in the early 90s copper. Early 90s comic book guitars the esp guitar company. By and large, between the golden era of 80s comics and the breath of life. Jun 29, 2006 this was one of the most soughtafter books from rai, one of the most famous characters of the decade, and a strong contender for the ten most important comic books of the decade.
There were issues that sold millions of copies, a benchmark that is unheard of in todays market. The 1990s are a much beloved and nostalgic decade for many young adults today. Since the correction, some prices have picked up again. Apr 29, 2010 for the most part, early 90s comics are yard sale fodder at best. Jun 26, 2018 during the very late 80s and early 1990s there was diamond distributors and capital city who shared the burden of delivering comic books to all of the comic book shops across america. It seems many of my friends 3840 who collected as kids now only do the digital stuff. Collecting comics in the late 80s and early 90s as a child, this store is a throwback to how it used to be. During the height of the boom, that number of shops reached somewhere around 10,000. Comics in the 1990s may get a bit of a bad rap sometimes, but we have ten great moments from that comic book era. Comic book collecting is a hobby that treats comic books and related items as collectibles or artwork to be sought after and preserved.224 882 797 632 947 1220 1138 733 642 959 1541 831 1073 492 251 1549 109 173 1638 1313 285 1240 957 1072 860 1332 1427 447 539 439 784 1264 485 720 762