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Zap-Kapow! The Comic Book Price Guide

By Bam Ninja LLC

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Need to know the value of an old issue of Superman or The Avengers? Want to see what the price is for the first comic book legend Stan Lee did for Marvel Comics? Missing a few issues of Batman, The Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool or other some other hero and can't remember which ones? Have a variant X-Men cover or pile of old horror comics you need to know more about?

Stay up-to-date with Zap-Kapow! As new issues and price updates are released every month, you'll never need to lug around a bulky comic book price guide or other reference material again.

Search Zap-Kapow's library of over 200,000 issues for publisher, writer, artist and price guide info as well as to see (and save) covers to make sure you're referencing the right comic book. From The Walking Dead to Iron Man, superheroes, horror or cartoon comic books, Zap-Kapow has it all!

Monthly updates are available as in-app purchases that add over 1,150 new issues and variants to the 200,000 that are already there, as well as updates to the prices themselves. Any update gives you ALL the updates. Skip a few months and then your 99-cent in-app update will still give you all the months you missed. Update every month, or whenever you want for the same price and get the latest ... it's completely up to you!

NOTE: A few folks have also mentioned in the reviews that they couldn't find titles they were searching for. Nearly 9 times out of 10 they're misspelling it (i.e. "Spider-Man" not "Pider-Man"). Spelling is important.

Also just want to make it SUPER-CLEAR that we actually read and reply to ALL e-mails and questions we're sent. Every one of them. So if you are having an issue, can't find a title, etc., please hit us up at and we'll troubleshoot, update and otherwise go out of our way to remedy your issue. We'd much prefer that opportunity to a negative review that is usually a misunderstanding or just plain INACCURATE.

And, just to double-down on the above explanation of how updates work, monthly price guide updates are NOT REQUIRED to use this app. If you update to be current down the line once or never is up to you, but you have access to 200,000+ issues from the day you purchase it on.

Thanks, and see you in the 25-cent bins!

What's New in Version 3.3.3

Updates to fix issue where some users were not able to update their price guide in-app.


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Customer Reviews

Decent app but not perfect

I was able to find several newer comics in this app, however there were a few key issues like Swamp Thing volume 2, #37 (1st appearance of John Constantine) I was unable to locate at first because I didn't realize that you had to push the arrow key at the bottom to advance past the first 20-30 issues. Like many others I found the search function cumbersome. I would suggest the following enhancements: search function by volume #and issue # (see marvel wikia and D.C. Wikia on the web for a good reference), barcode scan, more information about the issue (plot, character list and all 1st appearances, pub. Date) for this reference the wikias above and CLZ comics app. A quick and thorough database is crucial. When I am shopping I need to be able to find a comic quickly and know if it is a key comic or not. Does it have a minor 1st appearance that be a big character later, etc.
The app does list several character 1st appearances (Robbie Reyes is a good example) so it is on the right path with promise. A few tweaks to the search capability and the database and this app will be perfect! Good job so far, it is helpful when I have time to plan out my future wants or price my collection. A little cumbersome when I am in a hurry at a comic store with limited bandwidth and need the info quickly.

Not as useful

I was hoping this would be n easy way to look up the value range of a comic I was considering buying. However this app seems to search in reverse of what I would need, returning every comic ever published under the search criteria given. If I do narrow it down to the year, I cannot easily go to a certain issue number because the number search asks for four numbers. All comics I looked at had three or less, and I was unable to find a combination that went to the issue in my hand.
What people like me need, is the ability to search for a comic name and issue number, select from a short list returned by the search, and be given a value-by-condition list.
Then if I am out shopping, I could use this info to decide if the asking price is a good deal.
A barcode scanner option would make shopping for silver age comics even easier.
I am not sure how a person could use this app to, maybe someone has a use for it. But for me, it is $3 I wish I had not spent.

Not good for comic collectors

I paid the 2.99 and immediately regretted it. I am an avid collector of comics from 1st appearances to special events. When using this app to located a specific comic (for example Avengers #144, 1st appearance of hellcat) it does not bring that particular issue up. It just simply brings up the Avengers comics in general and then It's up to you to scroll down and try to find issue 144, and so on. I'm sure you catch the drift. It does not bring up specific issues just broad comic series. It does include prices of what certain issues cost but without the ability to look up specific titles this is just not useful for collectors. And the menu system is not friendly either. Not worth the money. I would have deleted it even if it were free.

Zap-Kapow! The Comic Book Price Guide
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.3.3
  • Size: 17.3 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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