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