100 Hot Comics #86:
Superboy #68, 1st Bizarro
DOWN 62 PLACES FROM LAST YEAR

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Why Superboy 68 is a Hot Comic

2019 MARKET UPDATE: DC ENTERS THE PHANTOM ZONE

A top 10 book just two years ago, Superboy has followed the other DC Comics characters into the poverbial phantom zone.

There are few to no DC books on this year's list posting reliable gains. Marvel is where the action is this year.

IF YOU BOUGHT MY RECOMMENDED GRADE LAST YEAR:

Here's the bottom line.

  • CGC 6.0 2018 $1,750
  • LAST SALE $1,460
  • PERCENT CHANGE -17%

Just why this is happening is a bit confusing, but my only theory is that there is just no excitement surrounding DC comics relating to movies or TV shows.

Marvel's machine keeps churning. More and more heroes, villains and stories are involved, and the money follows.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 7.5 $6,000
  • CGC 7.0 $3,120
  • CGC 6.5 $2,225
  • CGC 6.0 $1,460
  • CGC 5.5 $1,320
  • CGC 5.0 $1,050
  • CGC 4.5 $660
  • CGC 3.5 $504
  • CGC 3.0 $480
  • CGC 2.5 $425

2018 MARKET UPDATE: BIZARRO CONTINUES TO SET NEW RECORDS!

We look like genius tipsters with this book. Lower grade copies are plentiful, and prices have accordingly softened as demand has been met or exceeded.

But in higher grades (which for this tough book starts at 5.0), returns have been excellent.

Our tip, a CGC 6.0, has appreciated 45 percent in a year. New records are being set at all grade levels, and it shows no signs of cooling off.

A movie announcement would make this book go mental.

Recent sales:

  • CGC 6.5 $2,700
  • CGC 6.0 $1,750
  • CGC 5.5 $1,300
  • CGC 5.0 $1,000
  • CGC 4.5 $980
  • CGC 3.5 $400
  • CGC 3.0 $380
  • CGC 2.5 $325

2017 MARKET UPDATE:

Interest in this RARE early Silver Age comic book is rife, with books in any condition quickly changing hands.

Bizarro is exactly the kind of character that DC Comics needs to utilize if they are ever to shake off their "doom and gloom" superhero movie outlook. And it's a really, really tough comic book. We've acquired just one in the past 18 months.

  • CGC 7.0: $3,000
  • CGC 6.5 $2,500
  • CGC 6.0 $1,200
  • CGC 5.5 $985
  • CGC 5.0 $995
  • CGC 4.5 $710
  • CGC 3.5 $500
  • CGC 3.0 $500
  • CGC 2.5 $445

Well, there had to be at least ONE Superboy comic book worth pining for! This is one of the many DC Comic superhero series (like Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen) which most collectors could not care less about.

Bizarro has potential as a DC movie villain, being a reverse Superman, not to mention looking really strange and freaky enough to carry an antagonist role.

There is a shortage of available books in the market. Only 169 unrestored examples have been graded by CGC.

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