From Nerdtacular 2014, Matthew and Stephen present an in-depth discussion on comic book collecting and grading.

You can download the presentation in PDF format, right here.


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. As I re-listen, and you discuss restoration, I have a question…Are there any instances of collectors taking incomplete, high value issues, and combining them into a complete issue?

    The Brave and the Bold issue you illustrated, got me thinking, what if there was another incomplete issue, but containing the missing components so that a complete issue could be compiled, then selling/slabbing remainder as an incomplete issue? Would the restored issue, made of component parts be more valued than the two separate component parts?

  2. I listened to this live from nerdtacular and loved it! although there is one thing as a non american that I have been pondering.

    I have no idea if this is the place for questions but i’ll try anyway, I haven’t been able to find information about this anywhere.
    I was in my local comic book store today. and many of the comics (from the mid 70’s to about 95), being sold in Denmark, have a danish price stamp, from the printer instead of the usual american price stamp. How does this affect value? does it go waaaaaay down in grade? or is it just not a collectible?

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