Hot Comics #98:
Preacher #1, 1st Jesse Custer

Hot Comics #98: Preacher #1, 1st Jesse Custer
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Why Preacher #1 is a Hot Comic


I have seldom to never seen a book with ALL negative sales numbers across all grades. Preacher 1 is the biggest loser on this list, being in the top 10 last time but barely clinging to its place on this year's Hot 100.

I feel pretty smug about my advice to proceed with caution. See below the sales numbers.

  • CGC 9.8 $495
  • CGC 9.6 $230
  • CGC 9.4 $175
  • CGC 9.2 $170
  • CGC 9.0 $175
  • CGC 8.0 $120

Producer Seth Rogan has confirmed that AMC is working on a 10-episode TV series of Preacher. Demand for the #1 issue has spiked, as is pretty common in these cases.

We advise you to proceed with caution on this issue. Yes, it's super-hot right now. There may yet be another spike if the series is a success, and a second season gets signed.

Other books on the Hot 100 this phenomenon has created huge demand for:

Sandman #1 (Vertigo)

Chew #1

Swamp Thing #37 (1st John Constantine)

Walking Dead #1

However, as is often seen with movie releases, excitement peaks just before the release. Prices tumble as people rush their copies to market all at once.

Look to make 30-50 percent, and get out while the going's good.

There is an earlier book called Preacher Preview. (See below for the difference.)

Technically the true first appearance, it's definitely a hot comic book too. But there are so few copies to choose from (69 in the CGC census vs over 1200 of Preacher #1) that you might struggle to find a good one.

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