The Comics Collector magazine launched in the spring of 1983 and was published by Kruse Publications which had recently aquired The Comics Buyer's Guide. It was edited by legendary comic book columnists, Don and Maggie Simpson who had made their reputation writing for the Comic Buyer's Guide weekly magazine.
Comics Collector focused on the world of comics from a character and creator point of view, but as well as a collector's point of view. It not only provided a great price guide (not as bulky as the Overstree Guide), it also included a Photo Grading Guide, which was my first exposure to grading comic books.
From what I could find, Comics Collector ended with its 10th issue in the winter of 1986.