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2022 MARKET UPDATE: TWO GRADES BREAK THE $100K BARRIER!
Big sales are seemingly routine in the past twelve months. The argument could be made that FF #5 has been under-valued for a really long time.
It's one of the toughest of the second-string keys, especially in grades above VG. The movie action that's long been promised is still promised -- the so-called FF Homecoming to Marvel Studios.
Firmly entrenched in the top 20 of the 100 Hot Comics list, I can still see upside in this book even from these levels once the movie is finally confirmed.
2021 MARKET UPDATE: DOOM AND SUB-MARINER TEAM UP ON THE WAY
If you've patiently waited on the sidelines for this book to cool off, then shame on you, you've missed some spectacular gains.
The increases to Fantastic Four #6 (team-up with Doom and Subbie) have cemented the belief that they will appear together in the FF Homecoming Marvel movie.
This is the hottest book of the early FF run. Recent sales:
2020 MARKET UPDATE: BIG GAINS POSTED IN MANY GRADES!
My tip for a Fantastic Four 5 grade makes me look like an idiot.
In a winning market, I picked the only "bad" grade. But in fairness to me, the last sale of a 5.0 was back in July 2019.
Since then, a 4.5 has sold for $6,000. I expect a 5.0 to sell for $6,400 or so, which would make me look smart again.
Many other grades of Fantastic Four 5 have posted new record sales. Especially at the top end of the scale.
Here are recent results:
2019 MARKET UPDATE: DOOM TAKES FLIGHT!
Big increases on Fantastic Four 5 all year since I tipped it. I am feeling pretty smug in general about the Fantastic Four comic books I tipped a year ago...
Though in fairness, I did say I thought this was more of a hold than a buy. So hopefully you didn't sell yours if you had one last time around.
Here are sales in the same grades as last year. This book is roasting.
I'm going to continue saying hold this until the FF movie is official.
2018 MARKET UPDATE: A SLOW AND STEADY DOOM APPRECIATION
This year has seen (finally!) the first FF book heating up after years in the doldrums. It's brought others in the series along for the ride, including this first appearance of Doctor Doom.
Other FF books on the hot list:
This book was feeling expensive to me a year ago, but steady if not spectacular gains have been seen at most grade levels.
To me, it feels like more of a hold than a buy. There are better percentage gains to be had elsewhere. Here are recent sales:
2017 MARKET UPDATE:
A huge sale of $44,500 for a CGC 9.4 copy is the big news in this book's market. But what about the rest of us mere mortals? What about the books we can afford?
Typical to most Fantastic Four comic books, prices are not consistent. One grade will be up, and another down. However, overall there is more interest in this book than last year, so it's still on the Hot 100.
(The reason Fantastic Four #1 is not? It's simply stone cold.)
Doctor Doom. After Doctor Who, perhaps the most compelling sci-fi Doctor of all time.
Pity the attempts at an FF movie have always fallen so flat. Not even Doom can rescue this franchise, which has been rebooted badly as recently as 2015.
It desperately needs a great script, hot director and big marketing push to rescue the best super-team of all, and don't forget the one which began the Marvel Age of Comics.
Our tip? Doom is too cool a character to not cross over into other Marvel Cinematic Universe properties. Time will tell, but prices on this book have began to uptick as speculation runs rife.