100 Hot Comics #61:
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 70
1st Silver Age Catwoman
UP 32 PLACES FROM LAST YEAR!

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Why Lois Lane 70 is a Hot Comic

2022 MARKET UPDATE: NEW HIGH SALE CEMENTS DECENT YEAR

The sale of $9,200 for the 9.6 Rocky Mountain pedigree copy is a great milestone for a much-overlooked book in high grade.

It's IMPOSSIBLE to find over VF. I don't think we've ever had a truly nice copy in the office.

While the rest of the world doubles and triples, this book still plods slowly upward. More Catwoman fuss about DC Comics movies would help.

Imagine how much Silver Age Spider-Man comics of the same era would cost... This book is such a bargain. People don't know what to do with this book when it hits the market, as the crazy mid-grade all over the place prices show.

If you have a VF or better copy, repeat after me: HOLD IT.

Recent sales:

  • 9.6 $9,200
  • 9.2 $2,800
  • 9.0 $1,575
  • 8.5 $1,075
  • 8.0 $1,050
  • 7.5 $1,190 (!)
  • 7.0 $690
  • 6.5 $910(!!)
  • 6.0 $500
  • 5.5 $475
  • 5.0 $570(!!!)
  • 4.5 $355
  • 4.0 $385
  • 3.5 $335
  • 3.0 $305
  • 2.0 $255

2021 MARKET UPDATE: DON'T OVERLOOK THIS OPPORTUNITY

This has to be one of the most undervalued 1960s comic books. First Silver Age Catwoman, and yet it struggles to make four figures even in CGC 9.0!

Recent sales:

  • 9.6 $3,360
  • 9.0 $750
  • 8.5 $580
  • 8.0 $550
  • 7.5 $490
  • 7.0 $450
  • 6.5 $300
  • 6.0 $270
  • 5.5 $240
  • 5.0 $235
  • 4.5 $180

IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:

Here's the bottom line.

  • CGC 9.4 2019 NONE
  • LAST SALE NONE
  • PERCENT CHANGE N/A

2020 MARKET UPDATE: BARELY WORTH A LOOK IN THIS MARKET

Catwoman was red hot last year, but Lois Lane 70, along with many other DC issues this year, continues to confound.

Some grades are up (enough to make this book rise a bit), but overall you'd be hard-pressed to make a case to invest in this book, when there are so many Marvel Comics much more worthy of your money.

2019 MARKET UPDATE: LOIS IS STILL KINDA HOT (KINDA)

It's always been difficult to decide how to feel about Lois Lane. Would you go there? After Superman? Pretty tough call.

Let's stick to financials to make this decision. Prices of many grades are up. It's fallen this year, but then so have almost all DC Comic superheroes.

I picked a grade that never seems to come to market. Not helpful. But other grades seem to be gaining some traction.

Still one to hold. No need to bail out yet.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.6 $3,350
  • CGC 9.0 $875
  • CGC 8.5 $550
  • CGC 8.0 $384
  • CGC 7.5 $429 (!)
  • CGC 7.0 $400 (vs. $200 last year!)
  • CGC 6.0 $280
  • CGC 5.0 $133

2018 MARKET UPDATE: LOIS VS CATWOMAN CLASSIC COVER!

Catwoman comics are hot property at the moment, and this amazing cat fight cover is her first Silver Age appearance.

There aren't many sales, but those there are have been good ones.

  • CGC 9.0 $435
  • CGC 8.5 $475 (!!)
  • CGC 8.0 $350
  • CGC 7.5 $365 (!!)
  • CGC 7.0 $200
  • CGC 6.0 $200
  • CGC 5.0 $170

2017 MARKET UPDATE:

A Silver Age key issue in CGC 9.6 for $2,200? Any other series and you'd swear they forgot a zero, but this is Lois Lane, one of the chilliest of cold series (only propped up in the sadness table by Jimmy Olsen).

A classic cover featuring a literal 'cat-fight' between Lois and Catwoman makes this a hot issue, and Cat fans will want to own one for sure.

It's Catwoman's first Silver Age appearance. See our Catwoman comic books price guide for more info.

  • CGC 9.6: $2,200
  • CGC 9.4 $1,100
  • CGC 9.0 $425
  • CGC 8.5 $400
  • CGC 8.0 $370
  • CGC 7.5 $200
  • CGC 7.0 $280
  • CGC 6.0 $175
  • CGC 5.0 $125

One of the mainstays of the Golden Age Batman villains, Catwoman's appearance in this unpopular DC Comics title is something of a surprise.

As a buyer of comic books, it gives me an excuse to check the Lois Lane comics that come into the office -- there are so few worth pursuing...

It has a special appeal due to its (literally) cat fight on the cover between Lois and Catwoman. Add to this an appearance from The Penguin and you have a great recipe for an investible comic book.

The white front cover shows a lot of dirt, so higher grade copies are hard to come by (but don't let your standards slip any lower than 9.0). Even so, the sad truth is that the Lois Lane name brings down its value. Prices are rising, so now is a good time to get one.

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