Hot Comics #97:
Avengers #144, 1st Hellcat
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Hot Comics #97: Avengers #144, 1st Hellcat
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Why Avengers #144 is a Hot Comic

2017 MARKET UPDATE:

There's cold. There's popsicle cold There's a polar's bear's butt cold. There's Mr. Freeze cold. And there's Avengers #144 cold!

It barely clings to its place on the Hot 100 due to the high grades still having life in them, and a fair amount of activity. Otherwise it would have dropped off like the stone it has become.

Repeat after me. DO. NOT. BUY. THIS. IN. GRADES. BELOW. CGC 9.6.

  • CGC 9.6 $300
  • CGC 9.4 $200
  • CGC 9.0 $85
  • CGC 7.5 $60

Okay. If you've been paying attention to the rest of our Hot 100 list, you'll have noticed a trend. Movie or TV + comic books = investment opportunity.

Jessica Jones (the Marvel TV series), whose first appearance in Alias #1 is on this list, is just one of the properties responsible for all this comic book speculation.

Bronze Age Avengers comics aren't especially exciting from an investment perspective. There are only a couple of issues I always ask to see, including Avengers #196 (first Taskmaster) which is also on the Hot 100 list.

They are pretty common books, but in high grade not easy to find.

That goes double for Avengers #144. I never see this above a VF. It's a tough book.

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