Despite the COVID-19-related temporary shutdown of the new comics business, despite the restrictions placed on many of our comic shops across much of the nation, it’s been an incredible year for our Golden Anniversary, and we’re looking to continue covering the surging back issue comic book market in The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #51. 

Are you going to be a part of it? 

Gemstone Publishing once again offers a 10% Early Bird discount for full page ads. The deadline for the Early Bird rate is Monday, December 14, 2020 (which means on Tuesday, December 15, those Early Bird rates revert to Standard rates). We also offer an additional 10% discount for three or more ads of the same size and type. 

And as with previous years, all full-page advertisers receive a complimentary Directory Listing and a copy of the Guide as well.

Since 1970, the Guide has been the Bible of serious comic book collectors and dealers alike. Along the way, we have seen the top prices paid for comics go from hundreds of dollars to millions. During that time comic collecting has gone from a quiet hobby to one with huge pop culture impact. With it’s proverbial Who’s Who of cover artists ‒ starting with Joe Kubert, Will Eisner, and Carl Barks, and including the likes of Mark Chiarello, Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner, Walter Simonson, and Joe Jusko ‒ the Guide has been there for all of it.

We’ve already announced two great covers for CBPG #51: Daredevil and Echo by David Mack, and Static and Hardware by Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Christopher Sotomayor.

More updates are coming soon, but can’t you already tell that this will be a fantastic edition to be a part of?

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #51 is scheduled to go on sale Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

The Early Bird discount is 10%. It may be combined with the 10% multiple page (three or more pages of the same type) discount to get a 20% discount. 

To qualify for the Early Bird rates, you may pay by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal by December 4, 2019. Simply download this form, fill it out, and send it back to us at feedback@gemstonepub.com, humark@gemstonepub.com, or vjeff@gemstonepub.com. You can also call Creative Director Mark Huesman at (443) 318-8467 or Vice-President of Publishing J.C. Vaughn at (443) 827-0301.

Diamond Comic Distributors customers: Advertisers who are also Diamond Comic Distributors clients may also choose to bill their ads to the Diamond accounts. Charges for ads will appear on your December 18, 2020 invoice from Diamond. You may download this form, fill it out, and send it back to us by the deadline to use this feature. 

Please note: Half-page, quarter-page, and business card ads are not offered under the Early Bird rates.

The Early Bird rates end December 14, 2020.

Our Standard Rates will begin at 12:01 AM on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 and run through March 26, 2021.

Almost all of the premium advertising positions in The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide are spoken for years in advance. However, changes do occur. If you are interested in a premium spot, please let us know.

Whether you have a traditional brick-and-mortar retail location, a mail-order business or run a website, simply fill out this form with all the pertinent information and send it back to us, via email, fax, or regular mail. Please use the Genre Codes to indicate the types of products you offer by circling the appropriate letters. These letters are, in turn, listed in the directory with your business information for future customers to see.

Directory Listings range from $40 to $60, and remember, they also come free with full page ads. The final day to submit a Directory Listing for this edition is April 17, 2021. As with other ads, we accept checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for payment.

Diamond Comic Distributors customers: Directory Listing advertisers who are also Diamond Comic Distributors clients may also choose to bill their ads to the Diamond accounts. This form will be posted soon.  

You may email Directory Listing forms to feedback@gemstonepub.com or mail them to Attn: Mark Huesman Gemstone Publishing, 10150 York Road, Suite 300, Hunt Valley, MD 21030.


Early Bird Rates: December 14, 2020

Standard Rates: March 26, 2021

Materials Deadline: March 26, 2021

Directory Listings Deadline: April 19, 2021

Overstreet #50 on sale: July 21, 2021

For additional information about rates, placements, deadlines, or anything else about advertising in The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, contact Creative Director Mark Huesman by phone at (443) 318-8467 or by email at humark@gemstonepub.com. You can also contact Vice-President of Publishing J.C. Vaughn by email at vjeff@gemstonepub.com.