The long-awaited online incarnation of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, the primary authority on comic book pricing, launches today along with a whole host of additional features — Introducing Overstreet Access.
Overstreet Access is the ultimate evolution of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. Part price guide, part collection management platform, and 100% online, Overstreet Access marries the best of all worlds to provide subscribers with Price Guide values, personalized collection management, extensive search capabilities, a robust comic database, and more. As subscribers catalog their collections, they can leverage the Overstreet Access one-of-a-kind gap list technology to identify missing issues, create want lists, and match their lists with stock at local comic bookstores to complete their collection. The extensive search capabilities allow users to search by story arc, characters, publishers, contributors, titles and more.
Gemstone Publishing, best known as the home of the Guide, was founded by Geppi Family Enterprises President, Chairman and CEO, Steve Geppi, as a conduit for his efforts to preserve and promote the history and valuation of the comic book medium. “Since its debut in 1970, the Guide has been a work in progress, constantly evolving to meet the growing needs of comic book collectors and dealers,” says Geppi, “Bob Overstreet’s guiding principal has been an unwavering commitment to getting it right. Now we see this dedication taken to the next level with Overstreet Access. It’s trite to say, “I’m excited to announce…” but I am genuinely very excited this day is here, and I think those who use it will be as well!”
Overstreet Access serves as the premier collection-management platform, allowing users to catalog and manage their comics through developing a series of “Collections,” which function as digital long boxes. One highly anticipated feature is the creation of a “gap list.” Once a collection is established, subscribers can opt to generate a Gap List and see which titles are needed to complete series, story arcs, creator runs, or title sets in their collections. They can then decide which missing issues they wish to add to their Want List. Members will also be able to tether their account to local comics shop to find missing titles.
In addition to collection management, Overstreet Access provides an extensive database with hundreds of thousands of comic book titles and a robust search engine that gives users the capability to perform micro-searches using specific criteria including publisher, title, story arc, characters, creators, and more. Each search returns detailed information including Overstreet Price Guide valuation, additional variant covers, and number of characters featured in the issue. This allows users to quickly and easily locate any titles they want to add to their digital collection or create “Want List” of titles they hope to track down.
Overstreet Access is releasing during San Diego Comic Con with demos available at the PREVIEWSworld Booth (#2401) at the convention. The subscription-based service will offer three tiers – Bronze, Silver, and Gold – with each tier allowing users to catalog larger collections and access specialized editorial content.