(W) Robert M. Overstreet (A) Various (CA) Kevin Nowland
The 53rd edition of the Guide celebrates the 60th anniversaries of The Avengers and the storied Justice League of America/Justice Society of America crossovers. It also includes a look at the influential advertising comics of the pioneering R.F. Outcault, creator of The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown, and a spotlight on Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer. The Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers, and historians since it was first published in 1970,
is released each July by Gemstone Publishing. Compiled by founder Robert M. Overstreet with contributions from an extensive roster of Overstreet Advisors, the Guide offers insight into the complex and exciting comic book market. Iron Man, Thor, Giant Man, and The Wasp square off against Namor the Sub-Mariner and the Incredible Hulk as celebrated artist Kevin Nowlan offers an imaginative new take on Jack Kirby's classic image from
#3 for one cover of
#53. The other cover this year features Dan Lawlis' take on Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer: with his horned helmet and obscured facial features, the axe-carrying, armor-clad warrior sits atop a horse and permanently looks ready for battle, evoking whole stories from a single image.
In Shops: Jul 12, 2023