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2019 MARKET UPDATE: X-FORCE LOSES THE X-FACTOR
It's bizarre to see this super-key modern book so far down the hot comics list, but here it is. There is no denying how chilly sentiment is on NM#98 at the moment.
That said, any copy in any condition will sell fast. That alone makes it hot.
It's pretty much unchanged year-on-year, which is not a disaster (better than losing!), but if you put that money elsewhere then it goes without saying you might do better.
If you have a 9.8, then I would strongly consider letting it go and looking to put the cash into something else. If not, don't buy in now.
2018 MARKET UPDATE: DEADPOOL STRIKES BACK
Yes, the movie sequel is coming out this year. We got some pretty surprised comments when our list published NM #98 so low down last year, but there was a time when this book was dropping weekly.
Now it's recovered a bit of lost ground. It's still common, and some of the gloss has gone -- $1,000 doesn't seem likely for CGC 9.8 copies anytime soon.
A new record was set for CGC 9.9 this year.
New Mutants #87 is also bouncing back.
2017 MARKET UPDATE:
We appreciate there will be haters and deniers! Why is this, previously the world's second-hottest comic book, down below the top 10? The top 20? The top 40?!
Thing is, while there will always be tons of demand for this book, there is also a ton of supply. After the movie came out, prices dropped and kept dropping.
Those hurting were the numbskulls who paid top dollar for books in the 4.0 to 8.0 range. Higher grade copies are starting to recover from the big sell-off.
Come back next year, when the sequel appears, and no doubt NM 98 will be rising again. For now, it's down here.
In case you missed it, the Deadpool movie is out, and did really well by all accounts. A good decision to make it an R-rated film instead of trying to broaden the audience...
The value of the two key issue comic books in the New Mutants run has far exceeded the rest of the series. You can break up a run of 1-100, get more money for #98 and New Mutants #87: 1st Cable, (also on the Hot 100) than all the other 98 issues put together.
For years, this book has been confounding the 'experts' who said it could not get any more expensive. There are no fewer than 1,971 copies graded CGC 9.8 alone! (Not to mention ten graded 9.9 and one 10.0.)
However, a ceiling does seem to have been reached. While there are occasional cuckoo sales in the $1200 range, for the most part $800 for a CGC 9.8 seems to be the sticking point. That's what we suggest you buy.
It may be too late though. Although a movie sequel has been planned, the value may all be baked into the price of Deadpool comics. It might be wise to sit on your hands and wait.
NM98 is still almost the hottest book in the world though.