Serious comic book collectors use comic book price guides when they want to determine the value of the comics in their collection. The value of each title depends on many factors, such as the age of the issue, whether or not it was a reprint, the popularity of the title and of course the physical condition of the book itself. Using a price guide will help you determine what the going rate of this book is among collectors.
Of all the comic book price guides, the 'Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide' is the one most used in the comic collecting world. You can have this guide in book format or electronic format so that when you are updating your collection, you have easy access to the guide from your desktop. You don't have to spend time thumbing through pages to find the issue.
The first thing you have to do to determine the value of the comics when you use the comic book price guides is to look at the physical condition of the book. If it is in mint condition and looks as if it has never been opened then it is worth much more than if it has tears and creases. If it is torn a lot and has pages missing, then it is probably not worth much. The Overstreet Price Guide provides a very detailed description of all the grades and sub grades that you use in determining the value of the comics.
There are also tips on collecting comics, how to preserve them and how to store them. It gives a definition of all the ages that comic book history has gone through. There is a lot of information in this book, especially for the novice, but once you get used to using the book, it will be very easy to get used to using.