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2021 MARKET UPDATE: CGC 0.5 SELLS FOR $745!
It's becoming increasingly obvious that Sub-Mariner is going to be in a team-up with Doctor Doom in an upcoming Marvel movie. Prices of this book, FF#5 and FF#6 are nuts this year.
Solid gains across the board on all grades of this book. Recent sales:
2020 MARKET UPDATE: ENTRY LEVEL FOR THIS BOOK NOW $500!
Still no confirmation that Namor will feature in any of the upcoming Marvel movies, but Fantastic Four 4 continues to go from strength to strength.
Some of the higher grades have increased rapidly. Lower-grade copies have really jumped, and now it's impossible to find any copy of this issue being offered for under $500.
That's a ragged 0.5! $500!
At the other end of the scale, a new record was set for CGC 9.6.
Here are recent sales.
2019 MARKET UPDATE: THIS SCARCE EARLY FF ISSUE CONTINUES TO RISE
We are seldom offered early # FF back issues. 90+ percent of Silver Age comic book collections are missing them altogether, and when they do turn up they are ragged.
We have seen no sign of Namor being talked about as an alternative in the MCU to Aquaman, but stranger things have happened.
I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself for tipping a book which has more than doubled within 12 months, I admit.
Here are recent sales. I see more upside ahead. Buy and hold.
2018 MARKET UPDATE: NAMOR IS MORE AND MORE POPULAR!
An anti-hero who has been around since the early Golden Age of comics, Namor has finally been noticed by speculators looking for value.
Now that Sony and Marvel have struck a deal to bring home the errant heroes, rumor about actually decent Fantastic Four movies won't go away.
Namor makes perfect sense as a bad guy. The interest in Aquaman has only added fuel to the fire. If DC can pull it off, surely Marvel can?
Here are recent sales.
2017 MARKET UPDATE: NEW TO THE LIST!
I don't know what it will take to shake FF #1 out of its long-term price funk... but perhaps the issues ahead of it, like this one, moving up will help.
Sub-Mariner was one of THE stars of the Golden Age for Atlas/Marvel, and while he hasn't really caught on with the modern audience, this first Silver Age appearance is increasing in value at long last. Picking a clean, well-presenting CGC 6.0 will be a good bet.
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