100 Hot Comics #96:
Flash 139, 1st Reverse Flash
(Professor Zoom)
DOWN 10 PLACES FROM LAST YEAR

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Why Flash 139 is a Hot Comic

2021 MARKET REPORT: IT WILL BE GONE IN A FLASH

A very strong high-grade sale at CGC 9.4 aside, this book barely merits hot status these days.

Unless something happens in the next 12 months, it will drop out of the list.

No change in my chosen grade of CGC 8.0.

  • 9.4 $8,110
  • 8.5 $1,870
  • 8.0 $1,200
  • 7.5 $760
  • 7.0 $775
  • 6.5 $575
  • 6.0 $700
  • 5.5 $525
  • 5.0 $475
  • 4.5 $450
  • 4.0 $465
  • 3.5 $350
  • 3.0 $215
  • 2.5 $225
  • 2.0 $215
  • 1.8 $175

IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:

Here's the bottom line.

  • CGC 8.0 2020 $1,200
  • LAST SALE $1,200
  • PERCENT CHANGE none

2020 MARKET REPORT: FLASH SLIPS SIDEWAYS

Flash 139 did not escape the malaise affecting all DC Comics this year. Nothing sales, most grades moving sideways.

A modest gain in my chosen grade.

2019 MARKET REPORT: FLASH SLIPS SIDEWAYS

DC Comics characters (including Flash) are really out of favor with speculators right now, and who can blame them?

Marvel books are red-hot, and there is just way more to speculate about. DC don't put out enough TV and movie projects to create the excitement generated by Marvel.

A ten percent increase on my target grade is actually really great compared to many of the DC issues, which have taken a hammering.

I am not confident about this book though -- keep your money if you haven't put it into a copy yet. If you have, hold out for your price.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.2 $5,101
  • CGC 9.0 $2,160
  • CGC 8.5 $1,850
  • CGC 8.0 $1,195
  • CGC 7.0 $750
  • CGC 6.5 $525
  • CGC 6.0 $500
  • CGC 5.0 $484
  • CGC 4.0 $312
  • CGC 3.0 $225

2018 MARKET REPORT: REVERSE FLASH SUFFERS PRICE REVERSE

The general malaise in prices of Flash comics continues with this issue, though it's still worthy of a place on the hot comics list, it definitely needed to drop down.

There is a very limited supply of books at VF and above, and that remains our pick for this book long-term. Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.0 $3,000
  • CGC 8.5 $1,875
  • CGC 8.0 $1,080
  • CGC 7.0 $800
  • CGC 6.5 $535
  • CGC 6.0 $450
  • CGC 5.0 $520
  • CGC 4.0 $325
  • CGC 3.0 $260

2017 MARKET REPORT:

The fuss is over, for now. Still, with Flash appearing in the Suicide Squad movie as well as the TV series, and plenty of other DC treatments on their way, who knows if Reverse Flash is going to be more important soon?

There are not enough high-grade copies on the market to drive record sales, though it's still worth its place on the 100 Hot Comics list, as these strong results prove.

  • CGC 8.5: $1,450
  • CGC 8.0 $1,300
  • CGC 7.0 $925
  • CGC 6.5 $700
  • CGC 6.0 $565
  • CGC 4.0 $340

Once again, the prices of vintage comic books are driven by participation in TV shows and movies. In this case it's the Netflix Flash show, which features Professor Zoom (aka Reverse Flash) as a major antagonist.

The book which began the Silver Age, Showcase #4, the first solo book of the Silver Age, Flash #105, 1st Weather Wizard and Kid Flash in Flash #110, and the meeting of the Golden and Silver Age Flashes in Flash #123 are other books on our Hot 100 list.

We could have added more... A bunch of the back issues are sudden vintage stars.

Rags of this issue are common. They have flooded the market, from 2.0 to 5.0, and prices have softened accordingly. Higher-grade examples are rare and expensive.

A VF copy is lovely to look at in comparison to low grade copies, relatively affordable when, and a good investment.

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