100 Hot Comics: Shazam 1, 1st Appearance Since the Golden Age DROPPED OUT OF LIST

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Why Shazam 1 is a Hot Comic


Shazam 1 is that rarest of rare comics this year -- a DC issue that is a new entry on the 100 Hot Comics list.

So many DC comic superheroes have fallen in value this year, including former darlings of the upper reaches of the list, like Batman #121.

If you bought Shazam! #28 (1st Black Adam) then now would also be a good time to consider letting it go.

My fear for Shazam! #1 is that it will fall like a stone after Billy Batson's movie appearance (the trailers look pretty good to me actually). This is NOT a scarce comic -- I once bought a collection with nearly 100 high-grade copies!

Still, there could be money to be made in the next couple of months. I would avoid the 9.8 grade, as it seems over-priced at nearly $1,000.

What to Invest In

I'd stick to 9.6, which leaves more room for a quick profit. I can't see the 9.8 hitting $1,500 anytime soon (if ever).

The danger is that the movie mania is already baked into the current price rises.

Still, if you invest $300 in an uncertain book like this, then you only need a small uptick to get your profit. And you have less to lose if it goes south.

Some recent sales:

  • CGC 8.0 $98
  • CGC 8.5 $142
  • CGC 9.0 $150
  • CGC 9.2 $160
  • CGC 9.4 $180
  • CGC 9.6 $302
  • CGC 9.8 $744

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