Warman's Comic Book Field Guide
comics database I helped design for F&W Publications/Krause
Publications worked overtime in 2004. We got the monthly Comics Buyer's Guide
price guide out of it; we got the 11th Annual Comic Book Checklist
& Price Guide out of it; we got the
third Standard Catalog of Comic Books
out of it. And we also did a book for the Warman's line of Field
Guides, small hand-held books sold in counter displays in mass-market
The Field Guides are designed for the casual shopper looking for an introduction to collecting, and our comics version was no different. We selected specific titles from interest from a variety of categories and publishers, making sure to get some examples of just about every type of comic book readers might encounter — while obviously not providing examples of everything. As with the other titles in that popular series, the guide was a popular seller.
- Pocket-sized guides for comics prices go back at least to the early 1980s — the first one I ever got was a small Official version of Overstreet.