100 Hot Comics #79:
Marvel Premiere #15, 1st Iron Fist
UP 12 PLACES FROM LAST YEAR!

Why Marvel Premiere 15 is a Hot Comic

2019 MARKET UPDATE: IRON FIST IS RECOVERING FROM HIS KICKING

The unfortunately average Iron Fist Netflix show didn't help sentiment on this book, and although it's recovered a little, I doubt whether it will be truly red hot again anytime soon.

IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:

Here's the bottom line.

  • CGC 9.6 2018 $895
  • LAST SALE $1,020
  • PERCENT CHANGE +13%

A 13 percent increase on a generally cooling book feels like a result to me.

Other grades are posting similar gains, though the odd level has fallen. It might be time to give up on this book.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.8: $3,350
  • CGC 9.6 $1,020
  • CGC 9.4 $810
  • CGC 9.2 $375
  • CGC 9.0 $370 (!)
  • CGC 8.0 $224
  • CGC 6.0 $180
  • CGC 4.0 $110

2018 MARKET UPDATE: BARELY CLINGING TO ITS PLACE ON THE HOT LIST

Last year, we mentioned that prices had begun to soften, and warned you to be careful. Now we can clearly state: the price of this book is falling like a stone.

There are simply too many around.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.8: $3,300
  • CGC 9.6 $895
  • CGC 9.4 $600
  • CGC 9.0 $380
  • CGC 8.0 $200
  • CGC 6.0 $165
  • CGC 4.0 $125

2017 MARKET UPDATE:

It's all about Netflix, again. Iron Fist may not have set the world on fire (I didn't make it past episode 2), but it's driven prices crazy on this book, with many record sales.

It's a fairly tough book in high grade, which has not done anything to damp down enthusiasm when those 9.6s and 9.8s have appeared.

Note that prices have JUST begun to soften, which is pretty common when a book is hot due to TV or movie interest. Proceed with caution.

  • CGC 9.8: $4,150
  • CGC 9.6 $1,300
  • CGC 9.4 $830
  • CGC 9.0 $520
  • CGC 8.0 $350
  • CGC 6.0 $190
  • CGC 4.0 $135

Iron Fist is one of the hot new things on the Marvel TV series circuit. Just like Luke Cage's bow in Hero for Hire #1 (also on the Hot 100 list), the show's confirmation has made the first appearance of Iron Fist into a sensational Bronze Age key issue.

Marvel Premiere #15 is more common than Hero for Hire #1, with no less than 40 CGC 9.8s in the census. That is reflected in its market value, around 5 times less expensive in 9.8.

Still, for most collectors and investors, a 9.6 is going to prove more affordable, and has just as much potential for appreciation over time. Especially if the TV series is a hit.

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