“What’s the most valuable comic or comic-related item you own?”
Ted Alexander, manager, Midtown Comics’ Downtown location, 64 Fulton St., corner of Gold St., Manhattan
The most valuable comic I have is Avengers #4. It’s the issue where Captain America joins the Avengers and has that iconic Jack Kirby cover that everyone knows. I always wanted it in my collection and when I saw it at a reasonable price I had to jump on it. It’s something to show off when I got friends over.
Mike Zapcic, AMC’s television show “Comic Book Men” and Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, Red Bank, N.J.
I have a Stan Lee signed Captain America shield. … Man, I love that thing!
Dimitrios Fragiskatos, manager, Midtown Comics’ Grand Central location, 459 Lexington Ave., corner of 45th St., Manhattan
I haven’t checked the Overstreet Price Guide but if I were to make an educated guess, it would be my Youngblood #1.
Mitch Cutler, St. Mark’s Comics, 11 St. Marks Place, Manhattan
The most valuable collectible I have is a first edition of the Hal Jordan/Green Lantern Power Battery. It’s metal, and when you hold your ring up to it to charge (and say the oath), it lights up. I had wanted one since I was eight, they made it, and I didn’t think twice.
Aimee LoSecco, assistant manager, JHU Comic Books, 32 East 32nd St., between Madison & Park, Manhattan
I have tons of comic and comic-related items – I’m a bit of a collectibles pack rat. I’ve sold a lot of my collection over the years, but I don’t actively check the going prices of my stuff. Top of the list are some Farscape pre-pro’s, an Adam Hughes sketch, and a Will Eisner signed print. Nothing near the $1,000 mark or anything like that.
Menachem Luchins, owner, Escape Pod Comics, 302 Main Street, Huntington, L.I.
That would clearly be my original page from Scott Pilgrim, Volume 3 – “I kissed the lips that kissed you!” I got it for a song when Bryan Lee O’Malley was moving from Canada, as a gift to my wife. It now hangs proudly in the store. (With her blessing, of course.)