2018 MARKET UPDATE:
Wasp is a hot character in both senses of the word. Her inclusion should make this movie the latest in the humorous Marvel movies, and add a love interest which was missing from the first storyline.
There have been no super-high grade copies sold in the past year, but steady increases in most grades. Here are recent sales.
2017 MARKET UPDATE:
The big news is a new record high-grade sale of this book in February 2017. No matter what happens lower down the grade scale, it's always exciting when a book sets a new highest ever sale.
Wasp was a founder member of the Avengers original team. She is far more important than her current status in the Marvel Universe dictates. Sales of Tales to Astonish #44 have started to reflect this, at last.
It's no surprise that the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have shaken up the values of some long-undervalued Silver Age key issue comics. This is one of them.
Anybody who watched the Ant-Man movie all the way to the credits will have seen the reason for this book's super-hot status. The Wasp was introduced as a future character in the series in an extra post-credits sequence. This is her first appearance.
A tough book above FN grades, so be patient and pick a good-looking VF- to VF copy.