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Considering the new normal, what comic books are relatively undervalued?14555

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So many times I've thought a comic was undervalued but gave up on my instincts because they just stayed at the same price for years. Now that a new high bar is being set every week, what comics do you think haven't quite received due respect yet in these crazy times? A few that I think have not yet seen their full value relative to the massive price increases of other books:

X-men 109
X-men 130
DC Presents 26
DC Presents 27
Strange Tales 135

DC's are easy to pick out, so I included a few Marvels. How about the rest of you?
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OK, I'll bite.

Strange Tales 126
Iron Man and Sub Mariner 1
X-Men 120, 121
Fantastic Four 164
Avengers 144
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Brave and the bold 54
Strange adventures 180
Space Adventures 33
Anything She-Hulk other than #1
Fantastic Four 20
Fantastic Four 35
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Fantastic Four 164


I would definitely include this on the list. Seems like a low-risk, high potential reward book.
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@pkpickard you think Hellcat is coming back?
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I might not be doing this right, but my guesses are:

Exiles 1
Strange Tales 110 (first dr strange, I may have number wrong)

Young Avengers 1

Batman 655

Strawberry Shortcake 1, no really Alias 1


The YA might seem odd considering the price it is right now, but I truly think it’s one the 3-4 early 2000s books to have.

I think it’ll be the GSX of it’s time.

Alias is the first appearance of Jessica Jones and the first Marvel Knights book.

Dr Strange is hot, but about to be hotter, I think.
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FF2.

1st Skrulls.
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All the books I have are undervalued. The most, IMO, is Youngblood 1. It reminded me of Picasso because the abstract style art that was adopted by the artist. Take the feet for instance, a modern artist would have drawn them with five toes on each foot but not Youngblood’s artist, he chose to make them like spearheads. Or take Captain America for another example,……………




Sorryyyyy I can’t keep a straight face anymore. Blame it on the lack of sleep
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1st appearance of Major Force
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jabberwookie
I might not be doing this right, but my guesses are:

Exiles 1
Strange Tales 110 (first dr strange, I may have number wrong)

Young Avengers 1

Batman 655

Strawberry Shortcake 1, no really Alias 1


The YA might seem odd considering the price it is right now, but I truly think it’s one the 3-4 early 2000s books to have.

I think it’ll be the GSX of it’s time.

Alias is the first appearance of Jessica Jones and the first Marvel Knights book.

Dr Strange is hot, but about to be hotter, I think.


Strawberry Shortcake 1 will blow up after this thread.

Followed by Heathcliff 1.

Then Barbie, and then the 1960's Dell Barbie, which will become the hottest books around and trigger a whole subculture a la Bronies (My Little Ponies fans who are semi-adult guys). And My Little Ponies will then become hot as well.

Then Marvel New Universe books . . .
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jabberwookie
I might not be doing this right, but my guesses are:

Exiles 1
Strange Tales 110 (first dr strange, I may have number wrong)

Young Avengers 1

Batman 655

Strawberry Shortcake 1, no really Alias 1


The YA might seem odd considering the price it is right now, but I truly think it’s one the 3-4 early 2000s books to have.

I think it’ll be the GSX of it’s time.

Alias is the first appearance of Jessica Jones and the first Marvel Knights book.

Dr Strange is hot, but about to be hotter, I think.


Strawberry Shortcake 1 will blow up after this thread.

Followed by Heathcliff 1.

Then Barbie, and then the 1960's Dell Barbie, which will become the hottest books around and trigger a whole subculture a la Bronies (My Little Ponies fans who are semi-adult guys). And My Little Ponies will then become hot as well.

Then Marvel New Universe books . . .


Ha ha!

You can keep all that. I’m cashing in on my Wally the Wizard.


All joking aside, I did pick up the avengers Heroes Reborn series.

I’m taking a leap that could be on the horizon as a reboot at some point.
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Relative to other X-Men stuff, New Mutants are still pretty cheap. There are a fair amount of first/important appearances in issues 1 through 26 and the only one that caught on at all was 14 when Magik was in the New Mutants movie, which then went nowhere. There are also some first appearances in the first arc of the second series and those are dirt cheap. Being honest, they are mostly deep cuts though.

Kamala Khan's first appearance as Ms. Marvel in the Marvel Point One issue is pretty pricey already, but her two cameos in Captain Marvel 14 and 17 aren't bad yet. If that becomes a 180/181 situation they could take off.
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Fine or better golden age is undervalued, regardless of title or issue. If you have these you truly have something. That is where I would put my money if I was looking to invest in comic books.
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Fine or better golden age is undervalued, regardless of title or issue. If you have these you truly have something. That is where I would put my money if I was looking to invest in comic books.


Like these?


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ASM 42??? first time Mary Janes face is shown
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Fine or better golden age is undervalued, regardless of title or issue. If you have these you truly have something. That is where I would put my money if I was looking to invest in comic books.


Like these?




Yes.
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Second appearances of DC villains are undervalued.
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Lois Lane 111, with its classic bikini bondage cover...and most of the Lois Lane issues beteen that and 117....alot of New gods crossover material and the first time Darkseid was drawn by someone other than kirby. ....2nd Black racer, etc.

Justice League 51 with a key silver age Zatanna, and first silver age Zatara.

Supergirl 7, first teamup Zatanna and Supergirl

Justice league 151 Zatanna joins

Swamp thing 49, 50 first appearance of Dark Justice members as a group

Dark Justice 1

x men raw issues between 125-300
(look at completed lots at MCS auctions the past several weeks)

Daredevil 168

Journey into Mystery 102, 103 102 first Hela, Sif 103 first Enchantress

Marvel Fanfare 10-13

All fantastic four run issues across the board.

She Hulk early material

Early Spider woman issues

First appearances of rocket racoon, in Marvel premiere and Hulk 271

Scarlet witch and vision mini series'

Watch out for Spider Gwen in Edge of Spiderverse 2...the frist printings are high already and moving up, and a serious market has sprung up around subsequent printings.
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Darkhawk 1 hehehehe
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By default, any comic NOT graded at 9.8 is undervalued
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By default, any comic NOT graded at 9.8 is undervalued


No lie.

I was just thinking I might start grabbing 9.6 and 9.4s because those are going to matter soon.
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@pkpickard you think Hellcat is coming back?


https://www.cbr.com/iron-man-hellcat-worst-moment/

Marvel seems to be trying to make it happen. Love the character, so I hope so.
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Yep, lois lanes bondage covers and the first Rose and Thorn and issue 106







There are a lot of DCs that are cheap compared to Marvels of the same time period. Even the DCs that have previously broken out in price years ago 👍
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@Jabberwookie I totally agree. I've been working on finishing my X-Men run and there's no way I can afford 9.8 copies, but the 9.6 and 9.4 market is skyrocketing as well. I sold an X-Men #1 (vol. 2) Collector's Edition signed by Stan Lee, Jim Lee and Chris Claremont for stupid money (thanks Omega Red speculators) and bought nice raws of X-Men 130 and 266. I expect both to come in the range of 9.0 to 9.4/9.6 once they're pressed and graded. I definitely think a lot of keys at those grades will start gaining value because the 9.8s are getting out of reach.
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Most books in the first Conan the Barbarian series seem very underpriced. Except for a few exceptions (#23 & #24, for example), you can purchase graded copies of most of the BWS run for around $100 or less in 9.0/9.2. Issues #25 and later are not even worth grading unless they are 9.8's.
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@lawguy1977

Nice! Good thinking, too.

I guess I didn’t know you collected X-Men. I’m trying to complete my Byrne/ Claremont run.

It’s going slowly.

And credit where credit is due, @Nuffsaid111 was the one who pointed that out and it was such a “duh” moment for me.

I’ve seen the disparities between 9.6 and 9.8 but never have thought about how those might all be undervalued.
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@Jabberwookie Thanks! Yeah, I'm primarily a Batman guy (shocking, I know), but I read a lot of Claremont's run when I was a kid, starting with the Dark Phoenix saga through his work with Jim Lee (who's my favorite artist). I wish I had started this a bit sooner, like Pre-COVID, but I'm almost done with the run, thankfully.
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@Jabberwookie think so too.

Many years ago I was hunting early 60s marvels in the 4.0 range as they were bargains compared to 6.0-8.0s

Now those 4.0s are pricey.
Think that's going to be the way for more recent books in the 9.4-9.6 range as they are relatively cheap compared to 9.8s

And that may not last when you look at Spidey 300 9.4s now.
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X-FACOR #s 5, 24
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Most books in the first Conan the Barbarian series seem very underpriced. Except for a few exceptions (#23 & #24, for example), you can purchase graded copies of most of the BWS run for around $100 or less in 9.0/9.2. Issues #25 and later are not even worth grading unless they are 9.8's.


Great observation!!!
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