The Value of Variant Covers

Welcome back to Hammer Drops! Each week, Back to the Past gives you insight into the world of collectibles sales using our thirty-plus years of experience. This week, we’re sticking with comic books and looking at the effect variant covers have on value. That includes successive printings, retailer exclusives, and A/B covers. The Early Days…

How is Art Priced?

Welcome back to Hammer Drops! Each week, Back to the Past dives into the reasons why collectibles realize the prices they do. This week is one of our more esoteric topics, as we turn our eyes to original artwork. Whether it be convention sketches, paintings, comic pages, Roy Thomas’ work in our gallery, or a…

Avengers #8 1st Kang The Conqueror

What is the Silver Age of Comics?

Welcome back to Hammer Drops! Each week, Back to the Past shares its wealth of collectibles knowledge with you, the collectible-sales-do-it-yourselfer. This week, we’re continuing our series on defining our descriptive terms and defining the Silver Age of comics. We pick up where we left off last week, in the mid-1950s… Barry Allen Ushers In…