Hot Comics #46: Amazing Spider-Man 14
1st Green Goblin
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Why Amazing Spider-Man 14 is a Hot Comic

2021 MARKET UPDATE: IF YOU MISS OUT, THEN YOU'LL BE GREEN WITH ENVY

Some pretty brisk sales in all grades, as fans of Spidey believe the Green Goblin will get rebooted in the next round of MCU movies.

Entry point for this book is now $450!

Recent sales:

  • 9.6 $25,000
  • 9.2 $10,800
  • 9.0 $6,500
  • 8.5 $5,000
  • 8.0 $4,900
  • 7.5 $4,100
  • 7.0 $3,300
  • 6.5 $3,000
  • 6.0 $2,880
  • 5.5 $2,025
  • 5.0 $1,725
  • 4.5 $1,700
  • 4.0 $1,925(!)
  • 3.5 $1,350
  • 3.0 $1,410(!)
  • 2.5 $1,000
  • 2.0 $1,000
  • 1.8 $695
  • 1.5 $645
  • 1.0 $725(!!)
  • 0.5 $450

IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:

Here's the bottom line.

  • CGC 7.5 2020 $3,639
  • LAST SALE $4,100
  • PERCENT CHANGE +12%

2020 MARKET UPDATE: HIGHER GRADES ARE WORTH GOBLIN UP

Some near-record results in the upper grade ranges have made up for a few disappointments lower down, where Amazing Spider-Man 14 is much more common.

Let's see how my chosen grade performed in the past 12 months:

Higher up in the 9s is where the book has performed really well. Here are recent sales:

  • 9.6 $21,212
  • 9.4 $14,400
  • 9.2 $10,600
  • 8.5 $5,595
  • 8.0 $4,483
  • 7.5 $3,650
  • 7.0 $2,400
  • 6.5 $2,280
  • 6.0 $1,976
  • 5.5 $1,700
  • 5.0 $1,550
  • 4.5 $1,495
  • 4.0 $1,325
  • 3.5 $988
  • 3.0 $924
  • 2.5 $799
  • 2.0 $675
  • 1.8 $485
  • 1.5 $566(!)
  • 1.0 $465

2019 MARKET UPDATE: GREEN SHOOTS OF PRICE RISES

Compared to some of the other books on the hot list, Amazing Spider-Man 14 is not posting huge gains, but the breadth of appreciation is why it's on this list so high up.

Pretty much every grade has seen price rises.

The Goblin made a cameo appearance in the Miles Morales movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse this year.

This may have influenced the price rise, but I think it's more likely that excitement about Marvel bringing the franchise home is behind it.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.0 $7,375
  • CGC 8.5 $4,650
  • CGC 8.0 $3,120
  • CGC 7.5 $3,149 (!)
  • CGC 7.0 $2,520
  • CGC 6.5 $2,495
  • CGC 6.0 $2,475 (!)
  • CGC 5.0 $1,600
  • CGC 4.0 $1,200
  • CGC 3.0 $995
  • CGC 2.0 $480

2018 MARKET UPDATE: COLLECTORS ARE 'GOBLIN UP' COPIES OF THIS KEY!

Values of this classic key issue are being squeezed.

At the top end, not much is happening. Very low grade copies are doing OK. It's the middle where we are seeing strange prices realized for this book.

The only thing that would kick this book into orbit would be a Green Goblin reboot. We "know" that The Scorpion is going to be the bad guy in the next Spider-Man movie after Homecoming. Goblin was done beautifully back in the Tobey McGuire days, so it seems unlikely.

Still, this book never goes out of fashion, and seems quite scarce in grades above FN. Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.0 $6,000
  • CGC 8.5 $2,300
  • CGC 8.0 $2,600 (!!)
  • CGC 7.5 $2,000
  • CGC 7.0 $2,200 (!!)
  • CGC 6.5 $1,700
  • CGC 6.0 $1,100
  • CGC 5.0 $1,000
  • CGC 4.0 $725
  • CGC 3.0 $600
  • CGC 2.0 $455

2017 MARKET UPDATE:

A long-time favorite of Spidey fans, Green Goblin is not going to go out of style anytime soon.

Added to that is the Hulk's status as THE hottest member of the Avengers team, and ASM's status as the most-collected comic book in history, and you have a winning formula for long-term appreciation with Amazing Spider-Man 14.

Check out the record sales in most grades above 3.0!

  • CGC 9.4 $8,650
  • CGC 9.2 $7,500
  • CGC 9.0 $4,500
  • CGC 8.0 $2,100
  • CGC 7.5 $1,850
  • CGC 6.0 $1,050
  • CGC 4.0 $575

There are a handful of truly classic super-villains, and their first appearances will never go out of style. The Green Goblin is not only a classic bad guy, but he appears in the Silver Age of the world's most collected comic book series, Amazing Spider-Man.

Add to this the latest Hulk fever (many of the classic Incredible Hulk appearances are on the Hot 100 List), and you have a recipe for long-term value appreciation that is hard to argue with.

High-grade copies are very expensive, but if you're patient, you should be able to find a clean, well-presenting CGC 7.5 example for a shade over $1,000.

We feel that price will look like a bargain in the years to come, especially if the Goblin makes a comeback in the hotly-rumored re-reboot of the Spider-Man movies.

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