2023 MARKET REPORT: CRASHING AND BURNING!
Woe betide ye if ye try to sell pumpkins after Halloween.
Once $2K+ for a 9.8, now they struggle to make $800. Nobody much liked Thor: Love and Thunder. Ouch.
2022 MARKET REPORT: COMING OFF THE TOP IN HIGH GRADE...
After breaking the $2,100 barrier last year, things have got a lot less hot for Jane Foster as Thor. The most recent 9.8 sale was just $1,360.
Some grades have increased this year, but overall the book has begun to slip down the Hot list.
2021 MARKET REPORT: JANE FOSTER WAITS LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE
The long delay in MCU releases due to the coronavirus pandemic continues to put the price of certain books on pause.
While Ultimate Fallout #4 is hugely hot, What If? #10 is not. Small gains in high grades are the story of this year.
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Here's the bottom line.
Jane Foster as Thor! What a concept. When the writers of What If? 10 came up with this idea, they probably thought it would never come to pass.
But never say never! The MCU has shown us that a bunch of unlikely subjects for TV and movies have come to pass. Guardians of the Galaxy, for example...
With Iron Man, Captain America and now Thor passing the hammer on to the next generation of heroes and heroines, it was only a matter of time before Jane Foster played the first female Thor in the upcoming Marvel Movie, Thor: Love and Thunder.
And just like that, What If 10 became a red-hot property!
This is not the first Jane Foster as Thor in continuity.
What was just another dealer Dollar bin book, What If? 10 has become a valuable must-have comic book.
There is real cause for caution with books like this, as we will shortly discover.
When a book is suddenly hot like What If 10, it takes a while for the market to find its feet. As you can see from the most recent sales, uneducated buyers don't know the difference between an 8.5 and a 9.2.
Don't be fooled. This book is in plentiful supply. The cream of the crop will rise to the top, in this case, CGC 9.8 with white pages is the way to go.
There is a long time to wait before the fuss about Jane Foster as Thor will die down, so you have a lot of lead time to turn a profit.
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What If? #105 on the 100 Hot Comics list
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