HOT COMICS! Top 20 Comic Book Investments
Part Three: #11 to #15

Here are the next five picks on our list of top 20 hot comic book investments.

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Top 20 Hot Comics #11:
Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #320,
First Appearance of Cheryl Blossom

Top 20 Hot Comics #11: Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #320, First Appearance of Cheryl Blossom. Click for value

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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Top 20 Hot Comics #12: Fantastic Four #52
First Appearance of Black Panther

Top 20 Hot Comics #12: Fantastic Four #52, First Appearance of Black Panther. Click for value

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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Top 20 Hot Comics #13: Thor #337
First Appearance of Beta Ray Bill

Top 20 Hot Comics #13: Thor #337, First Appearance of Beta Ray Bill. Click for value

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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Top 20 Hot Comics #14: Amazing Spider-Man #361
First Appearance of Carnage

Top 20 Hot Comics #14: Amazing Spider-Man #361, First Appearance of Carnage. Click for value

Carnage is another of those clone-type bad guys Marvel tends to like. This time it's Venom (hot property himself, with Amazing Spider-Man #300 on fire right now) who inspires Carnage.

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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Top 20 Hot Comics #15: Brave and the Bold #28
First Appearance, Justice League of America

Top 20 Hot Comics #15: Brave and the Bold #28, First Appearance, Justice League of America. Click for value

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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