2023 MARKET UPDATE: A STRANGE BOOK
It really is hard to predict the future for ST#110.
Notoriously tough in high grade, it's subject to spikes and selloffs as movie appearances come and go.
Published in 1963, there are dozens of copies in higher grade, and yet two sales above $70K happened in the past 12 months. A 9.4 and a 9.2?!
Lower grades have dropped.
I advise you to hold if you own it, but be careful about committing big money into a high-grade copy.
2022 MARKET UPDATE: STRANGE TIMES AHEAD?
I called for growth around 5.0 last year and I got it, something like 55 percent.
There was a LOT of upward movement in many grades. Only the absence of truly record-smashing high-grade sales kept this one out of the top 20.
$19K for an 8.5 looks like value to me right now.
2021 MARKET UPDATE:
Low-to-mid-grade books are on fire this year, even as high-grade examples are pretty flat.
With the pandemic delaying the release of the next phase of MCU movies, you have more time to take a position on ST#110.
Prices have become compressed between 4.0 and 6.0, so I see some room for growth around 5.0.
IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:
Here's the bottom line.
2020 MARKET UPDATE: DOCTOR STRANGE 2 MOVIE IS COMING!
It's like 2015 all over again, with some of the prices we're seeing for ST#110 matching those heady days.
Fans of the character will be simply happy to see Stephen Strange forming the Strange Academy in the future. Let's see specifics on the sales.
I still see upside in Strange Tales 110, especially as the movie isn't due until 2022. Here are recent sales of note:
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.
With Benedict Cumberbatch a smash in the Doctor Strange movie, the first appearance of the character in Strange Tales #110 has been super-hot for a couple of years now.
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...)
Strange Tales 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.
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