2023 MARKET UPDATE: RISING IN A FALLING MARKET...
This book has defied gravity, rising while most are falling.
It's tough in nice condition.
2022 MARKET UPDATE: NOT SO HOT TO TROT
I really have no idea why this book cooled off. I guess the link to Annihilus was tenuous and is no longer part of the rumor mill surrounding the FF Homecoming movie?
Whatever the reason, I will say that the 9.8 sale of $26,400 last summer will look like a bargain one day. There are just seven copies graded 9.8 in the census. This is a tough book in high grade.
Most of the price contraction ironically was seen around 7.0-9.0 grades, with lower grades appreciating a bit.
2021 MARKET UPDATE: THIS BOOK HAS TURNED A CORNER
All bets are off in the MCU this year, or at least until we're allowed to gather in movie theaters again.
But for whatever reason, this book has begun to heat up again.
Our target grade of CGC 8.5 returned 30 percent.
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2020 MARKET UPDATE: ANNIHILUS ANNIHILATED
FF Annual 6 has suddenly dropped. Nobody is quite sure why, but my guess would be that the Annihilus character was axed from an upcoming Marvel movie.
I wouldn't like to be the guy who paid $16,000 for the CGC 9.8 in November 2019, or $7,200 for the CGC 9.6.
Almost all grades have dropped fast.
2019 MARKET UPDATE: NEW ENTRY ON THE HOT 100!
Fantastic Four Annual 6 joins the general run of FF issues which are rising rapidly since 2017.
There are loads of hot FF issues, including Fantastic Four #5 (1st Doctor Doom) and FF#48 (1st Silver Surfer and Galactus).
I can find no concrete reason for the sudden excitement about Annihilus.
You can either conclude that the Marvel Studios leak machine is dribbling info about movie appearances somewhere, or the villain is a fan favorite.
Or both. I like multiple reasons to invest in a comic book. In this case, possible movie involvement, scarce in high grade, fan favorite...
I've talked before about the scarcity of the Marvel Annual-size comics in VF or nicer shape. As they get more recent, they become easier to locate.
This book is from 1968, not as early and tough as Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 but not as easy to come by in high grade as Giant-Size X-Men #1.
This book has a lot of price compression in mid-grades. That means you can get a fair bit more book for not too much more money in some circumstances.
For me, CGC 8.5 is a good compromise. It's barely more than an 8.0 but a ton better than a 7.0, especially if you'er lucky enough to find one with a mostly unblemished front cover.
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