100 Hot Comics #95: Marvel Preview #2, Origin of Punisher
DOWN 28 PLACES FROM LAST YEAR

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Why Marvel Preview 2 is a Hot Comic

2019 MARKET UPDATE: PRICES BREAKING OUT OF HOLDING PATTERNS

Too many people find it annoying to own magazine-sized comics to really drive up the price of books like this one.

That said, if you are a completist and want to own every Punisher comic ever made, then you NEED a copy of Marvel Preview #2.

IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:

Here's the bottom line.

  • CGC 9.8 2018 $850
  • LAST SALE $900
  • PERCENT CHANGE +5%

There are some nice gains in lower grades. Perhaps CGC 9.8 just needs to catch up a bit.

Here are recent sales:

  • CGC 9.8: $900
  • CGC 9.6 $699 (vs. $470)
  • CGC 9.4 $540 (vs. $240!!)
  • CGC 9.2 $238
  • CGC 9.0 $267

2018 MARKET UPDATE:

This book hasn't really moved for years. It's hot enough to justify its place on this list, for now, but even the fuss around Frank Castle hasn't moved the needle.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.8: $850
  • CGC 9.6 $470
  • CGC 9.4 $240
  • CGC 9.2 $210
  • CGC 9.0 $165

2017 MARKET UPDATE:

Punisher is hot property. This book is perhaps less scarce than people expect in high grade, but still, it's his origin story. See also his first full appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #129, which is much higher on the Hot 100.

Prices have softened a bit recently, but it's deservedly higher than this time last year.

  • CGC 9.8: $610
  • CGC 9.6 $360
  • CGC 9.4 $150
  • CGC 9.2 $220
  • CGC 9.0 $150
  • CGC 7.5 $165 (!!)

Despite a lousy first movie years ago, The Punisher is once again hot property in the Marvel Universe.

Choose your favorite from these rumors:

  • Movie reboot
  • Appearance in the Daredevil Netflix show
  • Appearance in a second Spider-man movie reboot now Marvel has shared rights back

Although his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #129 is more important, more valuable (and more common) and appears higher up on the 100 Hot Comics list, you'll need to track down a copy of this relatively scarce Curtis magazine to read the Punisher's origin back story.

A potential sleeper, CGC 9.8 copies have not changed hands in recent years. You're probably looking at $1,000 or more to acquire one with white pages.

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