Next week is scheduled to mark the arrival of the new edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. Traditionally the day the Guide arrives is a big day in comics, and this year it falls on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, allowing stores to be fully stocked in advance of Free Comic Book Day, May 5.
This year's edition features a choice of covers: New Avengers by Mark Sparacio (Heroes For Hire, Shi) and Supergirl by Billy Tucci (Shi, Heroes For Hire), and the limited, spiral-bound version, The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is expected to be on sale the same day. That edition features a recreation of Daredevil #1 by John K. Snyder III.
This year marks the first year that the spiral-bound version has been released with the standard hard cover and soft cover editions.In addition to the usual diverse assortment of market reports and the latest pricing, this edition includes feature articles on Daredevil (by novelist and noted comics historian Will Murray), Captain America (by celebrated designer and comics historian Michael Kronenberg), CGC (by CGC's own Steve Borock), and "The Semi-Secret Origins of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide" (an interview with Bob Overstreet by yours truly).
Last year saw the return of The Overstreet Hall of Fame, and this year sees a major expansion of its roster in the pages of the Guide's color section. As always, The Guide remains the most complete listing of comics from the 1500s to the present.