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Argosy - The First Comic Book Price Guide

(this post originally appeared in August 2022)

Listener, Tim Young, writes:

Hi. I'm enjoying your podcast -- thanks for posting about it on the Facebook group of MY podcast, Deconstructing Comics -- and it's got me digging out my Fantagraphics Peanuts books.

I have a question about the bio for Michael that you read every episode. "The first comic book price guide"? Is that the name of the publication? Surely there isn't an older price guide than Overstreet? I looked at his bio on your site, but it doesn't mention anything about it.

In his introduction, Jimmy mentions that Michael co-created the first comic book price guide. Here's that story:


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