100 Hot Comics #12:
Fantastic Four #5, 1st Doctor Doom
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Why Fantastic Four #5 is a Hot Comic

2019 MARKET UPDATE: DOOM TAKES FLIGHT!

Big increases on this book all year since I tipped it. I am feeling pretty smug in general about the Fantastic Four books I tipped a year ago...

IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:

Here's the bottom line.

  • CGC 5.0 2018 $2,600
  • LAST SALE $5,100
  • PERCENT CHANGE +96%

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.

  • CGC 7.5 $12,000
  • CGC 7.0 $9,476
  • CGC 6.5 $6,600
  • CGC 6.0 $5,822
  • CGC 5.0 $5,100
  • CGC 4.0 $4,155
  • CGC 3.5 $3,360
  • CGC 2.0 $1,876
  • CGC 1.5 $1,500

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 Dr. Doom.

Other FF books on the hot list:

Fantastic Four #1 | Fantastic Four #4 | Fantastic Four #48 | Fantastic Four #52

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:

  • CGC 8.5 $10,700
  • CGC 7.5 $5,000
  • CGC 7.0 $3,900
  • CGC 6.5 $6,000 (!!)
  • CGC 6.0 $4,000 (!!)
  • CGC 5.0 $2,600
  • CGC 4.0 $1,450
  • CGC 3.5 $1,430
  • CGC 2.0 $1,300 (!!)
  • CGC 1.5 $750

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.)

  • CGC 9.4 $44,500
  • CGC 9.2 $19,500
  • CGC 8.5 $9,700
  • CGC 7.0 $4,300
  • CGC 6.5 $2,400
  • CGC 6.0 $2,400
  • CGC 5.0 $1,890
  • CGC 4.0 $1,500
  • CGC 3.5 $1,100
  • CGC 2.0 $730
  • CGC 0.5 $300

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.

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