Subscriber Benefits

The Key Collector subscription is designed to pay for itself whether you are building more value into your collection or if you intend to sell comics

For less than half the cost of one comic per month, your subscription unlocks everything seen below

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  • FINAL ISSUES:
  • As a series nears cancellation, final issues are often at their lowest print run and depending on the character or title, could see greater demand years later
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  • VALUABLE ERRORS:
  • Hidden gems that could be very difficult to identify without knowing the specific indicators
  • Currently: 46 issues in this category
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  • DC UNIVERSE LOGO:
  • Logos indicate issues reprinted in lower quantities, sold in multi-packs during 1990s
  • ONLY issues that resell for $8 or higher will be included in this category
  • Currently: 68 issues in this category
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  • WHITMAN'S WORTH MONEY:
  • Issues that were branded and distributed by Whitman in multi-packs that are more scarce than the standard editions
  • Issues that have a higher demand are include in this category
  • Currently: 28 issues in this category
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  • KEY ISSUE ALERTS
  • Comic book news happening now, sent directly to your phone, as it happens...and sometimes before
  • Expect to get push notification alerts, at least three times per week, sometimes three in one day
  • See all previous Key Issue Alerts by tapping MENU (now searchable by keyword)
  • Make certain your notifications are ON in your phone's settings and also on the app, under MENU
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  • HOT KEYS:
  • Comics that are trending up and comics that have a sustained demand due to external factors
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  • THE SPEC DECK:
  • Speculation based on industry insider tips, market awareness and community input
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  • DOLLAR BIN DIVING:
  • Lesser-known, modern comics that resell for over double cover price
  • This category will give you a greater rate of success and take less time while dollar bin diving
  • Currently: 680 keys in this category
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  • FUTURE KEYS:
  • Comics coming out over the next 12 weeks that are confirmed or potential key issues according to publisher press releases, solicitations and market awareness
  • Use this category to pre-order books from your comic shop so you don't miss out on obvious key releases
  • Currently: 79 issues in the category
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  • OPTIONED INDIES:
  • Comic properties that have been optioned for film and TV (excluding DC & Marvel)
  • Continuous progress updates
  • Currently: 123 issues in this category
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  • UPCOMING MOVIES & TV:
  • Unlike optioned indies, these are confirmed projects that are somewhere in the production process
  • Currently: 76 keys in this category.
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  • CHECK YOUR COLLECTION:
  • Scarce price variants that resell for a greater amount than the standard-priced issue
  • Above is an example of recent sales from two issues that are similar except for the cover price
  • Currently: 164 issues in this category
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  • VALUABLE SECONDS:
  • Second and additional printings that resell for $8+
  • Currently: 179 issues in this category
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  • NEWSSTAND EDITIONS:
  • Not all Newsstands are more valuable than their Direct Edition counterparts
  • This category lists the Newsstands to be aware of and how to identify them
  • Currently: 54 keys in this category