2018 MARKET UPDATE: SPIDEY'S MOVING UP IN THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE...
While Amazing Fantasy #15 is on every Marvel collector's want list, it has been priced out for many collectors in most grade levels.
Spider-Man: Homecoming made the world's hottest character even hotter, and Spidey's inclusion in the Avengers Infinity War storyline doesn't hurt either.
If you're looking for an alternative to the unaffordable AF #15, then ASM #1 is the obvious choice. And the market is moving as a result of all that money moving into this book. Especially evident since 2017, there have been strong sales in the VG to FN range.
2017 MARKET UPDATE:
With only 100 books, any "must-buy" list is going to be controversial. We received plenty of questions about the omission of ASM #1 last year. Most went something like, "WTF?!"
Truth was, when I first compiled the list, ASM #1 was in a little bit of a price slump. It isn't enough for a book to be in demand. To be truly hot, I want to see lots of price increases, and ideally above average for that book.
This is a true blue-chip Marvel mega-key. But this year has seen those price increases, so it's on the list. One to buy and hold, and hold, and hold. Don't expect 10 percent year-on-year.
Other Amazing Spider-Man issues on the Hot 100: