Showcase #34,
1st Atom in the Silver Age

Hot Comics: Showcase #34, 1st Atom in the Silver Age
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Why Showcase #34 is a Hot Comic


There aren't many bright spots on the price horizon for this book, but it moves a little way up the list due to dire performance from others above it.

Some grades saw appreciation, but perhaps this book suffered from speculation -- Atom is one of the DC Universe characters that has yet to make a big screen appearance.

A movie treatment would spark a feeding frenzy on this book.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 9.0 $4,350
  • CGC 8.0 $1,300
  • CGC 7.5 $900
  • CGC 7.0 $810
  • CGC 6.5 $500
  • CGC 5.5 $320
  • CGC 5.0 $340
  • CGC 4.0 $235
  • CGC 3.0 $140
  • CGC 2.0 $175 (!!)


Another Silver Age DC key issue that is cooling off, mostly due to over-supply of low-grade copies and not much activity in the high end of the market.

The exception is a very nice CGC 9.0 sale. We feel this book is drastically under-valued in high grade... Try to find another so nice.

  • CGC 9.0 $5,200
  • CGC 7.5 $930
  • CGC 7.0 $725
  • CGC 6.5 $540
  • CGC 5.5 $630
  • CGC 5.0 $315
  • CGC 4.0 $270
  • CGC 3.0 $195

The entire run of Showcase (with the exception of some very random non-hero stuff) has been heating up, with these early Silver Age books containing plenty of key appearances.

Also on the Hot 100:

Showcase #4 | Showcase #22 | Showcase #30 | Showcase #37

Several of the series appears on our Hot 100 list, and while many of them have already become quite expensive, the first Silver Age Atom appearance seems under-priced at the moment.

It's a pretty tough book to find in higher grade, but be patient and the right book will come along in time.

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