Here are the next five picks on our list of top 20 hot comic book investments.
Wait... an Archie comic on a hot comics list?
Aren't those the same Archie comics your sister used to read, read and read until they almost fell apart? And then your mom threw them out?
Right. And the limited pool of available books left has made high-grade copies of many Archie titles scarce. Cheryl Blossom is suddenly a hot property and this is her first appearance.
Record sale: $600
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If you had a crystal ball 15 years ago, then you could have done far worse than snap up copies of Fantastic Four issues around #50.
You have #45 (first Inhumans), #46 (second Inhumans), #48-50 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus series), and now the Black Panther issue #52.
Thanks to strong movie rumors, Black Panther books are hot property. #53 is a good bet too.
Record sale: $22,000
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Beta Ray Bill is a classic hero/villain blend in the mighty Marvel style.
While most older collectors have probably never heard of him, he shows up in the animated Avengers series my kids watch on Netflix, and is rumored to be featuring in future Marvel movies.
It should be noted that the record sale was a very rare 9.9 out of 10 grade. 9.8s sell for around $180.
There is also a Canadian price variant which is much rarer than the regular edition. As collectors become aware that Canadian price copies exist, and are sought-after, prices will rise.
Record sale: $1,300
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You don't need his back story. What you need to know is that NM copies were selling for $10 each a couple of years ago, and now you can add a zero to that price.
CGC 9.8s sell for an average of $180. Which means you can buy a NM copy, spend $25 or so having it certified, and be ahead of the game.
Record sale: $250
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While Brave and the Bold #28 has always been a key issue, the rumored DC Comics movie treatment has finally kicked this into gear.
DC Silver Age key issues have tended to lag behind their Marvel equivalents, but this book (and its spin-off title, Justice League of America #1) are now firmly on the hot list.
The $120,000 sale was for a 9.2 book. It last sold in 2008 for $35,000 -- that is a spectacular rate of return!
Record sale: $120,000
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