2023 MARKET UPDATE: BACK IN THE HOT LIST AFTER A YEAR OUT
It's hard to say why, because Bone is typically a very very tough book that ought to be a must-own long-term hold, but last year I couldn't justify its inclusion.
It's back with a relatively tame bang: more like a whimper of encouragement. But that can be enough in a market which has seen sell-offs among almost all key issues and spec books.
2021 MARKET UPDATE: INCREDIBLE NEW RECORD SALE IN CGC 9.8!
One of the most challenging books of the early 90s, Bone 1 in CGC 9.8 just proved its worth by breaking into five figures for the first time.
9.6 (my target grade) returned 26 percent!
IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:
Here's the bottom line.
Cute but hard-hitting stories and rare, in a word. Bone 1 is a must-own modern comic book, and the first printing is quite expensive.
Especially for a 1990s book. It's far more valuable than New Mutants 98 or Batman Adventures 12, for example.
The first printing can be identified by the red lettering on the title. Later printings are helpfully different colors.
We declared this a tie for 78th place with Batman #251!
It's expensive, but price compression at the 9.4 to 9.6 level makes CGC 9.6 far better value in my opinion.
Here are recent sales:
Don't lower your standards further than 7.5, even for a rare comic book. Bone 1 is still a modern book, after all.
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