100 Hot Comics: Tales of Suspense 50, 1st Mandarin

NEW ENTRY! Hot Comics 2020 #56: Tales of Suspense 50, 1st Mandarin

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Why Tales of Suspense 50 is a Hot Comic

We thought that Mandarin had had his day in the Marvel cinematic universe, with Iron Man uncovering him as an actor pretending to be Mandarin.

The MCU guys must have realized what a waste this was of a really cool Marvel villain. The REAL Mandarin had ten rings, with different powers -- perfect for a comic book movie. And so we have Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to look forward to.

For several years, Tales of Suspense 50 has been sliding in value. Nobody cared very much to be honest. But not anymore.

The power of upcoming Marvel movies has kick-started speculation on this newly hot comic, and it deserves a place on our 2020 list.

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It's rare to find a Silver Age hot comic book that is so affordable. You can still find higher-grade copies for a reasonable price.

That's not going to last forever. As the movie gets closer, people will be looking to jump on the bandwagon. Now is a good time to get in.

Here are prices of recent sales:

  • 9.2 $3,950
  • 9.0 $2,483
  • 8.5 $1,732
  • 8.0 $1,080
  • 7.5 $939
  • 7.0 $570
  • 6.5 $536
  • 6.0 $480
  • 5.0 $341
  • 4.0 $190
  • 3.0 $174

It's hard to predict whether this book will become a dud again once the movie has come and gone, but for now you should see solid gains on VF-grade books.

See how the 7.0 to 6.0 range has clumped together? Too many books competing for attention. A solid 50 percent should be achievable if you wait patiently for the right CGC 8.0 and don't hold it right up to the deadline.

You don't want to be selling pumpkins the day after Halloween.

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