100 Hot Comics #20:
Amazing Spider-Man 50, 1st Kingpin
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Why Amazing Spider-Man 50 is a Hot Comic

2022 MARKET REPORT: $60K BARRIER BREACHED FOR A CGC 9.6!

This means that the next 9.8 sale will be six figures, and that 9.6 sale is over three times the 2020 price.

It's hard to know whether all this action is finally deserved, or really there is too much stupid money around and a rising tide lifts all boats.

As far as I'm aware, there is no concrete news about Kingpin. He was pretty cool in Into the Spider-Verse, so who knows...

Recent sales:

  • 9.6 $66,000
  • 9.4 $16,700
  • 9.2 $12,100
  • 9.0 $8,000
  • 8.5 $6,020
  • 8.0 $4,370
  • 7.5 $3,200
  • 7.0 $3,000
  • 6.5 $1,925
  • 6.0 $1,690
  • 5.5 $1,700
  • 5.0 $1,500
  • 4.5 $1,275
  • 4.0 $1,300
  • 3.5 $1,200
  • 3.0 $1,025
  • 2.5 $610
  • 2.0 $565
  • 1.8 $500
  • 1.5 $600
  • 1.0 $355
  • 0.5 $160

2021 MARKET UPDATE: HIGH-GRADE KINGPIN ROI IS HUGE

After jumping up the list for 2020, Kingpin's first appearance makes another leap for this year.

Record sales in high grades have cemented this book's place in the top 175 Silver Age comic books list.

Pretty much every grade has seen increases. Perhaps, with the fuss around the Green Goblin being rebooted, there is belief that the same could happen to Kingpin?

Recent sales:

  • 9.8 $55,200
  • 9.6 $21,600
  • 9.4 $8,200
  • 9.2 $5,040
  • 9.0 $3,600
  • 8.5 $2,200
  • 8.0 $2,462 (!!)
  • 7.5 $1,300
  • 7.0 $1,200
  • 6.5 $900
  • 6.0 $700
  • 5.5 $625
  • 5.0 $665(!)
  • 4.5 $475
  • 4.0 $525(!)
  • 3.5 $320
  • 3.0 $400(!!)
  • 2.5 $300
  • 2.0 $382 (knucklehead buy)
  • 1.8 $210
  • 1.5 $210
  • 1.0 $150

IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:

Here's the bottom line.

  • CGC 9.0 2020 $3,230
  • LAST SALE $3,600
  • PERCENT CHANGE +11%

2020 MARKET UPDATE: KINGPIN YO-YOS BACK UP THE LIST AGAIN

Prices remain mixed on Amazing Spider-Man 50, but there is enough activity here -- combined with losers elsewhere -- to justify a bump back up to #40.

Let's see how my VF/NM did this year!

Let's take a look at other grades:

  • CGC 9.4 $6,500
  • CGC 9.2: $3,840
  • CGC 9.0 $3,395
  • CGC 8.5 $2,553
  • CGC 8.0 $1,295
  • CGC 7.0 $720
  • CGC 6.0 $550
  • CGC 5.0 $354
  • CGC 4.0 $380

2019 MARKET UPDATE: NO SHORTAGE OF SCREEN TIME FOR KINGPIN

From the Daredevil Netflix series to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the huge villain has been, well, a huge presence in the Marvel world.

This doesn't seem to have translated into gains for Amazing Spider-Man 50. Prices have been mixed.

It's hard to be definite about this book. Prices are just too unpredictable, and that's why it's lower down on this year's list than 2018. Most grades are up 10-15 percent.

One to hold if you still have one though. I like its prospects long-term.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.6 $18,000 (new record in grade)
  • CGC 9.4 $6,000
  • CGC 9.2: $4,150
  • CGC 9.0 $2,299
  • CGC 8.5 $2,118
  • CGC 7.5 $832
  • CGC 6.0 $589
  • CGC 5.0 $403
  • CGC 4.0 $340

2018 MARKET UPDATE: KINGPIN IS STILL A HOT ANTI-HERO!

I really thought Amazing Spider-Man 50 had peaked. It has not sold in super-high grade for a while, but otherwise we're still seeing strong returns when we sell ours.

Our recommended grade of CGC 9.0 did well, returning 17 percent in the past 12 months. Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.2: $3,500
  • CGC 9.0 $2,350
  • CGC 8.5 $1,350
  • CGC 7.5 $650
  • CGC 6.0 $450
  • CGC 5.0 $320
  • CGC 4.0 $265

2017 MARKET UPDATE:

Kingpin's role in the Daredevil TV series on Netflix has catapulted a previously under-valued Silver Age key issue into the stratosphere.

However, there is a plentiful supply of lower grade copies of Amazing Spider-Man 50. Stick to comics in fine or better shape if you want to see returns on your investment.

  • CGC 9.2: $2,600
  • CGC 9.0 $1,700
  • CGC 8.5 $1,225
  • CGC 7.5 $675
  • CGC 6.0 $350

The Kingpin is one of the Spider-Man villains who has remained 'untapped' by the various movie treatments since the late 1990s.

Recent news that Marvel and Sony will team up on a second reboot make it likely that bad guys like Kingpin, the Vulture and maybe Doctor Doom may get their turn in the Spidey limelight.

In almost every collection of ASM that we're offered, this book is beaten to heck. Its dark red cover shows wear a lot, so you'll need to be very selective about the copy you invest in.

The jump from CGC 8.5 to 9.0 is not great, but the next step to 9.2 is over double, making 9.0 the best value.

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