100 Hot Comics #18:
Detective Comics #880
Classic Joker Cover by Jock
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Why Detective Comics 880 is a Hot Comic

2019 MARKET UPDATE: CRAZY HOT AND CRAZY SCARCE

I look at comic book lists all day long.

If I'm lucky, I see Detective #880 on a list once every couple of months. It really does seem to be genuinely tough to find.

IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:

Here's the bottom line.

  • CGC 9.8 2018 $470
  • LAST SALE $678
  • PERCENT CHANGE +44%

The stunning decline of most DC back issues continues, and this book is actually the highest DC comic on the 100 Hot Comics list this year.

Note that 9.6 issues have not appreciated as much in value in the past 12 months. I underline my rule about modern comics again. Never buy less than 9.8.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.8 $678
  • CGC 9.6 $290
  • CGC 9.4 $178
  • CGC 9.2 $280 (!!)
  • CGC 9.0 $210 (!)

2018 MARKET UPDATE: THE EYES HAVE IT, JOCK

Surely the bubble must burst on this book... But Detective Comics had almost run out of steam before the relaunched New 52.

Based on the few copies in the CGC census, print runs were low. There are only 426 in the census. That's low considering it's a book published in 2011.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.8 $470
  • CGC 9.6 $230
  • CGC 9.4 $150
  • CGC 9.2 $135

2017 MARKET UPDATE: NEW TO THE LIST!

I had never heard of Jock before I became aware of this amazing cover.

Joker is the hottest character in the Gotham universe at the moment, even hotter than his girlfriend Harley Quinn, and this cover, featuring the clown prince of crime with a face made up of bats and the Bat symbol, will endure long in the memory.

Add to that its very very late in the original run of Detective, when print runs had declined, and you have a scarce, in-demand book. Stick to CGC 9.8.

  • CGC 9.8 $375
  • CGC 9.6 $260
  • CGC 9.4 $100
  • CGC 9.2 $120 (!!)

Other Detective Comics issues on the Hot 100:

Detective Comics #140 | Detective Comics #233 | Detective Comics #359 | Detective Comics #400

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