100 Hot Comics #7:
GI Joe 21, 1st Storm Shadow

Why GI Joe 21 is a Hot Comic

2021 MARKET REPORT: TOP TWO GRADES OUT-PERFORM THE MARKET, WHILE LOWER GRADES SNEAK A FEW POINTS

The big gains are in the scarce CGC 9.8 and 9.6 grades.

Below that, including my target grade of 9.4, the increases are smaller.

Note that scarce Canadian price variants are starting to gain traction. Keep an eye on this segment of the market.

  • 9.8 $2,730
  • 9.6 $545
  • 9.4 $350
  • 9.2 $400(!)
  • 9.0 $200
  • 8.5 $210
  • 8.0 $160
  • 7.0 $150
  • 6.0 $100

THE BOTTOM LINE

If you invested in my recommended grade last year:

  • CGC 9.4 2020 $350
  • LAST SALE $329
  • PERCENT CHANGE +6%

Storm Shadow was introduced in this book, the so-called Silent Issue. GI Joe 21 was a ground-breaking comic, without any dialog to distract from the visual story.

We see this book all the time at Sell My Comic Books.

It's NEVER nice. Sometimes, we get it in 9.0 to 9.2 shape, but copies in collections are never high grade.

What to Invest In

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Already a $1,000 book in CGC 9.8 and $500 in 9.6, we see a better bet in CGC 9.4. There is still upside, but your risk is lower.

It's a common book but lacking enough reasons for optimism to justify four figures, in my opinion. If you already own a 9.8, though, I'd hold it.

  • 9.8 $1,030
  • 9.6 $500
  • 9.4 $377
  • 9.2 $260
  • 9.0 $125

This is still a modern book. Don't buy anything lower than 9.0.

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