We are going to attempt to highlight a strong investment and guide you away from potential trouble spots in every issue. Let's get galactic for a moment...
Once Upon a Time, in a Comic Book Galaxy Far, Far Away...
I'm going to presume you have all seen the Star Wars movie... Close followers of Hollywood movies' effect on comic book prices will
already know the phenomenon of rising prices tailing movie hype, followed by a sharp correction once the movie comes out and speculators cash out of their key issues.
Prices for regular 30c editions of Star Wars #1 are rapidly softening. Every grade
from 7.0 to 9.8 saw prices peak around mid-December, and in some cases drops of 20 or 25 percent over the hype highs are being reported.
Conversely, prices for the few 35c variants which hit the market are robust. Sell My Comic Books recently sold a 6.0 for $3,500 on eBay -- a more than double the previous record for the
We still are bullish about this price variant. Star Wars fever isn't going to go away just because the latest movie hype has ended. Buying the variant issue guarantees scarcity.
The issue is Strange Tales #114, and prices of this book are heating up as the word gets around, and the Civil War movie approaches. The
cover is awesome, too, with the Human Torch fighting Cap as citizens look on.
(If you're wondering whether this news makes Avengers #4 less desirable, then our answer is NO WAY. It's a cool cover, and will always be one of the Marvel mega-keys of the Silver Age.)