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2022 MARKET UPDATE: DRAX GIVES ANOTHER REASON TO INVEST IN THIS BOOK
For years, Iron Man #55 was all about Thanos. Now, with a third Guardians of the Galaxy movie confirmed, it's all about Drax.
Despite Thanos being history, last year saw a new record sale for this book, $9,600 in CGC 9.8! That's impressive given the Endgame fuss was truly massive.
If you let go of this book a couple of years ago then you're probably feeling gutted. If you held, now might be the time to cash in.
2021 MARKET UPDATE: LOW GRADE STILL FINDING TRACTION
It's surprising that there are still buyers for IM#55, two years after Endgame, but they still get snapped up by eager fans.
Some serious ouch prices in the 9.8 and 9.6 columns.
Prices are fairly flat though. I don't know how long this book will remain on the Hot 100 list.
2020 MARKET UPDATE: STARK FUTURE FOR OLD PURPLE CHIN?
With one snap of his fingers, Tony Stark took out Thanos and rescued the half of the universe turned into brown flakes in Avengers: Infinity War.
Iron Man 55 has dropped as fast as Thanos did. Only volume keeps it anywhere near the Hot 100 at this point. All grades have dropped.
2019 MARKET UPDATE: "SNAP UP" THANOS' FIRST APPEARANCE
With just one snap of his fingers, Thanos changed the entire universe. What will happen in Avengers: Endgame to balance it?
Whatever the outcome, Thanos will be involved, and while there is an element of profit taking going on, prices of Iron Man 55 are still up from last year.
A really high recent CGC 9.8 sale is not an all-time record, but pretty close to it, while most lower grades have come off their highs.
Hard to say where this book could go from here. I think Thanos will be done, one way or another, after Endgame.
2018 MARKET UPDATE: INFINITY WAR IS ALMOST UPON US
The new Avengers: Infinity War movie has rekindled interest in this comic book, but all the excitement is already priced into most of the grades.
Thanos clearly has a big future in the MCU, so this book still has upside.
Recent sales in grades below 9.8 still indicate this is a hot book still, but you may already have left it too late to take a profit at the highest grade level.
Prices are stronger than a year ago by about 10 to 15 percent.
2017 MARKET UPDATE:
This book is too common to sustain its price rises, with plenty of supply soaking up the demand, and a general feeling that Thanos might not be the big thing everybody thought it would be.
CGC 9.8s have softened, but other grades have still seen some increases. Perhaps the 9.8 price above $5K was too much for average buyers. One to keep a close eye on, but if you're planning to invest you should proceed with caution.
Thanos has gained huge importance in the Marvel Universe.
In addition to making an appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and a couple of cameos in the various cut-scenes of Avengers movies, Thanos will be integral to the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movies.
Prices on this book have taken a pause for breath, but we see a lot of upside still. CGC 9.4s are selling for around 50 percent more than two years ago. 9.6s are about 35 percent ahead of their 2014 average.
It's a pretty common book in grades lower than 9.4, and we recommend you avoid those lower grades if you're looking for good ROI.