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2019 MARKET UPDATE: THIS SILVER AGE KEY FEELS LIKE A BARGAIN
ST#110 was published in 1963. Over 55 years ago! Yet values of this important first appearance have under-performed the rest of the Silver Age key issue market.
I admit that my grade pick has performed poorly, especially given the heat of alternative investments on the 100 Hot Comics list.
Still, I see opportunity in the strategy of at least holding this book.
2018 MARKET UPDATE: PRICES HOLDING, WILL THERE BE ANOTHER MOVIE?
This book is still cheaper than two years ago, but the only way I see it breaking out of the current holding pattern would be the announcement of a second Dr. Strange movie.
Keep an eye on our upcoming Marvel movies page for details when and if there is an announcement.
2017 MARKET UPDATE:
A new all-time record for this book was set just after last year's list was published. $60,000 for a CGC 9.6 has catapulted this long-undervalued key issue comic book to new heights.
Most grades have seen prices soften since the movie came out, but the scarcer higher grade issues have still been doing well.
A couple of other issues you should bear in mind if you're big on Dr. Strange back issues.
His origin appearance is in Strange Tales #115, a relatively lukewarm book that can be bought for around $600 in CGC 8.0 condition.
Although his face first appears on the front of Strange Tales #118 in a small horizontal panel, Fantastic Four #27 is the first full-figure cover image of the master of the mystic arts. (Look for the green guy in the background...)
ST #110 is common in low- to mid-grade, but much of the market increase is already priced in. VG is the minimum requirement. Copies are not selling for much more than they were two years ago, so if there is still some upside left in this book, we see it there.
High-grade books are insanely expensive now.