Opinions on Superman comics from the '80s and '90s.
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On 10/22/2021 at 10:13 PM, KCOComics said:


Comics in the 80s and 90s became mass produced. Key characters like Superman had print runs in the millions. It was also a collecting boom (or bubble). People more widely accepted the viability of collecting comics and books like Action Comics #1 were making the news and setting records. So speculators started buying "key" issues in bulk and throwing them in the closest waiting for a big pay day... Think, The Death of Superman or Spawn 1.  

You ended up with a tremendous number of high grade comics and when the bubble burst, there wasn't much demand for them. 

SA books generally were always treated as comic books. Children's play things. So higher grade issues were relativity uncommon. The bronze age saw higher production runs and more people taking the hobby seriously. So books like IH181 are plentiful, though not exactly cheap. The 80s and 90s are that terrible combination of high print runs and lower demand, making the value just fall out. 

And the GA?? Well, that's a different story all together.... Book burnings, paper drives for WWII, angry parents. We are fortunate to have as many as we do. 

Well put👍

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On 10/22/2021 at 9:44 PM, Lazyboy said:
On 10/22/2021 at 10:20 AM, jerosity said:

There seems to be a steep dropoff in value

From what?

On 10/22/2021 at 10:20 AM, jerosity said:

and reputation


I'm still wondering what level the value supposedly fell from and what reputation earlier issues have that 80s and 90s issues don't.

Post-Crisis 80s and 90s Superman is fairly consistent without really having valleys... or peaks.

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