Friday, September 23, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #221

Marvel - Sept. 1987

Key Issue Notes
First appearance of Mister Sinister

Could it be that we've found out who the main villain in the upcoming Wolverine 3 is? Well, if you listened to the commentary on the X-Men: Apocalypse Blu Ray or DVD, you've probably heard from Bryan Singer that it will be Nathaniel Essex, better known as Mister Sinister.

Director James Mangold recently put a little twist to this story when he tweeted out that he has never heard of the "Sinister guy", so will he be featured in the movie, or won't he? Either way, this comic has seen some attention since the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, merely out speculation, because of an appearance of someone that looked like he could been this Sinister character in the end credits scene. So, for Mr. Mangold's sake, I guess I should tell you a little about this Sinister fella, and his first appearance in this issue.


Mister Sinister
When were first introduced to Mister Sinister, we see that he has enlisted the Marauders to carry out one of his missions. This mission is to make Madelyne Pryor disappear. It's not known why he wants her gone, since it's never disclosed in this issue. The Marauders end up kidnapping Pryor from her hospital bed, but soon go face to face with the X-Men.

In a later issues, we learn that Mister Sinister wanted to get rid of Madelyne was because she was starting to get her memories back. You see, Mister Sinister created Madelyne Pryor. She is a clone of Jean Grey. He created the clone because he figured out that if Jean Grey and Scott Summers (Cyclops) were to have a child, that he/she would be one of the most powerful mutants, powerful enough to take down Apocalypse. But since Jean was under the influence of the Phoenix Force and very unstable at the time, he created Madelyne Pryor for the purpose.


The Marauders
Nathaniel Essex was a brilliant biologist in the mid 1800's. He theorized that the combining of genes from certain individuals would result in the mutation of the offspring over time and create superior beings, like Jean Grey and Scott Summers would. Essex was considered on of the greatest scientific minds of his time by some, and dangerous by others. He was eventually given is powers and immortality by the first mutant, Apocalypse, and took up the name Sinister.

Finding print run numbers for comics that came out at this time isn't an easy thing to do. I couldn't find any information while doing my research for this comic, but I'm sure they are not in short supply. Doing a quick search on eBay or other online comic shops turns up many results, a lot of them ungraded.

As for graded copies, there have been 1,405 copies graded by CGC thus far. It's no surprise to me that most of these copies are in very high grade. Of those graded, 1,128 are graded a 9.4 NM or higher. Most of the copies are a very high 9.8 NM/M (595 copies) while three of them are graded at a highest 9.9 Mint.

This comic has seen a lot of action in the market lately, especially on Sept. 12th, when the news about Mister Sinister's appearance in the Wolverine movie hit the web. It looks like everyone started scooping up all of the high grade copies on eBay they could find. There were 21 sales of this comic on that day alone.

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Since there are so many copies of 9.8 NM/M out there, let's take a look and see how they've performed. When we go back to early 2011, this was pretty much considered a bargain bin comic. You could snag an already graded copy for around $40-$50. Values shot up to the mid $100 range a couple years later in 2013 and hovered there for quite a while. Then, in about May of this year, it shot once up again to around $250-$300 range, probably because of speculation that it was Mister Sinister that was in the end scene of X-Men: Apocalypse. Now all of the sales that happened on Sept. 12 range between $175 up to $249.95, and that's where they have been since then.

There have been a few sales of 9.9 Mint copies too. Back in 2009, a copy sold at Heritage Auctions for only $418.25. Fast forward to 2014 and we see a copy dropping for $750 on . Not a bad increase and still somewhat affordable for a comic in that grade. It will be interesting to see what a copy would go for now.

So Much Fun! Inc. variant
We have a "So Much Fun" copy of Uncanny X-Men #221 out there for all of you variant and rare comic hunters out there. These copies are easy to spot from the original cover. If you look, you will see under the title is the word "Classic" and in the UPC box, it reads "Distributed by: So Much Fun! Inc." I've included a picture for reference. I have no idea who So Much Fun! Inc. is. I couldn't find any information at all on them. However, it's estimated that the print run on this variant is about 5,000 copies. There are only 19 of them listed in the CGC census so far. The fine folks over at CGC recognize it as a second print, but they do make note of the So Much Fun variant on their label. Don't expect this comic to be and easy find. As of this writing, I could only locate 4 copies available on eBay, Two graded and two ungraded. If  you're looking to snag one of these hard to find variants, then click here.

I'm not sure if this comic has reached a peak or not yet, or, if it hasn't, how much more potential that it has. I myself am weary about snagging a copy now, but if you feel that it has more room to grow as an investment, then you should go for it. If I were to snag a copy, I'd probably go with one of the variants, if I could get it for a decent price. As always, I leave the decision to you.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Amazing Spider-Man #238

Marvel - March 1983

Key Issue Notes
First appearance of Hobgoblin

This is the last of the Amazing Spider-Man key issues that I'm going to do from the leaked cast list that I've mentioned on here before. Don't worry, there will definitely be more key issues from this series, since it's loaded with them.

This comic holds the first appearance of the Hobgoblin. Since Ned Leeds is going to make an appearance in the new Spider-Man movie coming out next summer, I thought I'd tell you a little about this key.

Before this comic came out, fans were clamoring and writing into Marvel to bring back the Green Goblin. Marvel decided against bringing back the iconic Spider-Man villain, and opted instead to create a whole new goblin character, so they came up with Hobgoblin.

Why am I mentioning this comic you ask? Well, when the Hobgoblin is first unmasked in Amazing Spider-Man #289, it is Ned Leeds that is under that goblin mask. After some controversy over at Marvel, resulting in people getting fired, they changed the identity of Hobgoblin to Roderick Kingsley instead.


Hobgoblin
It seems that it was never intended for Ned Leeds to become the Hobgoblin in the first place. It was always Roger Stern's idea for Hobgoblin to be Kingsley instead of Leeds, but when he left writing for Amazing Spider-Man after issue #150, the creative team that took over had different plans for the character. If you're interested in learning more about the history of Hobgoblin, there is a great article on it right here.

In this issue, while Aunt May is converting her home into a "boarding house for senior citizens", Spider-Man chases down some bank robbers that sped by and almost ran them all over. One of the robbers is able to get away through the sewers and stumbles upon Norman Osborn's secret lair where he kept all of his Green Goblin gear. The robber, that goes by the name of Georgie, shows a mysterious, shadowed figure the lair, and that's pretty much how the Hobgoblin came to be. Obviously we never see this mysterious figures face or hear his name in this issue.

Look Out!!
I don't have any print run numbers, but looking at the CGC census, I'd say that it was fairly high. As of this writing, there have been 3,790 copied graded by them so far. Many of these are high grade copies with the most being 9.6 NM+ with  809 copies. There are 327 9.8 NM/M copies listed along with two graded a whopping 9.9 M, that being the highest grade for this comic. There are some low grade copies out there too. There's one that got graded a 0.5 Poor, which makes me wonder why anyone would want to submit that copy in to be graded. It's not like it's going to sell like the 0.5 copy of The Walking Dead #1.

Tatooz insert
This comic came with a Tatooz insert. Copies that still have this insert still intact sell for much more than the copies that have had it removed. This really isn't a problem if you're buying an already graded copy, since it will be stated on the label, but if you're buying a raw copy, look to make sure that the Tatooz are still in there.

Now, this isn't a speculation comic by any mean. It's a well known key issue, but I am speculating that Hobgoblin may show up in a future Spider-Man movie. It may also be that Ned Leeds is just going to be playing a love interest of Betty Brant's too, but you never know what those Hollywood types will do. It seems like they never follow what happens in the comics anyway.

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There have been a lot of eBay sales over the last few years. Most of the sales have been for 9.6 NM+ copies, which makes sense since they are the most abundant of all the grades. Sales for this grade have been hovering around the $200-$250 mark for the last few years, with a few sales going a little higher or lower than that. It seems like the lower grades have seen a nice little rise in value over the last few months. Could it be that people are scooping up cheaper copies hoping to cash in on the Hobgoblin appearing on the big screen some day? Possibly.

This is still an affordable key issue comic of a popular Spidey villain, and you're not going to break the bank for a nice high grade copy. Whether Hobgoblin shows up in a future Marvel movie or not, this is a pretty good comic to snag, especially if you're a fan of Spider-Man.


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Friday, September 9, 2016

Amazing Spider-Man #18

Marvel - Nov. 1964

Key Issue Notes
First appearance of Ned Leeds

Up next on the leaked cast list from the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, is the first appearance of Ned Leeds in The Amazing Spider-Man #18

Ned plays a pretty important role in the world of Spider-Man, as he would eventually become one of the characters to suit up as the super villain Hobgoblin. That doesn't come until much later, so I'll get more into that in my next post.

For now, we'll stick to who Ned Leeds is as he pertains to this issue and his other early appearances. In these early issues, he started out as a rival love interest of Betty Brant, who is also the love interest of Peter Parker.

In this issue, Peter is caring for is very ill Aunt May. He is being called a coward by everyone, especially J. Jonah Jameson, because he is avoiding confrontations with all of the villains in the city because he doesn't want to leave his ailing aunt all alone if something were to happen to him. During this time, Peter is also avoiding Betty and she becomes upset with him. Then she meets Ned and the awkwardness begins.


Betty Brant and Ned Leeds
Ned Leeds is a journalist at the Daily Bugle, the same newspaper that Betty works at. After the breakup between Betty and Peter, Ned comes into the picture and takes Peters place as Betty's boyfriend. As time went on, he eventually proposes to her and they get married.

CGC notes this as the first appearance of Ned Leeds, however it should probably only be considered a first brief or first cameo appearance, since he only shows up in two panels of this issue. We'll have to see whether this changes in the future. He isn't even named until the next issue in ASM #19, when he is finally introduced to Peter.

This issue also has the third appearance of Sandman. I have yet to write about him, but I will get around to it eventually. All I ask is for a little patience. So many key issues and so little time.

And speaking of CGC, lets take a look at some census numbers. To date, there are 1,163 copies listed on the census. Most of these copies are solid mid to high grade 6.5F+ to 8.0VF. There are quite a few high grade copies as well. There are 175 copies between 9.0 VF/NM to the highest grade 9.8 NM/M, which is only three copies.


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There hasn't been anything drastic in way of sales skyrocketing recently. I couldn't find any information for 9.8 NM/M copies, but there are a few sales for 9.6 NM+. The latest CGC sale on eBay, which was in July of 2015, ended up selling for $4,529.43. That is only up from $4,200 in 2013, which is still a good chunk of change. There was also a sale on ComicLink that recently sold for slightly more than that at $4,636. Now, that is a lot of money for a high grade copy, but if you're looking for something that is a little more affordable (depending on what your definition of affordable is) you only have to go down a few grades to a 7.0 F/VF copy. You can probably still snag a copy at this grade for under $300, or if you're really lucky, under $200 like some lucky guy did on Aug 10 of this year. If your idea of affordable is a little higher or lower than that, then you can either go a few grades up or down, depending on what you can afford.

There is a nice 9.0 VF/NM copy available here for less that recent copies have been selling for. If you're interested in a high grade copy, you might want to think about this one, while it lasts anyway.

Marvel could have some interesting things in store for their cinematic universe by adding this character into the movies. Are they setting up something big like having our favorite webslinger go up against Hobgoblin in the future? Or is he just going to throw a wrench into Peter Parker's love life like he does in this issue? Only time will tell.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Amazing Spider-Man #46

Marvel - March 1967

Key Issue Notes
First appearance and origin of Shocker (Herman Schultz)

I don't know if you've seen the leaked cast list from the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, but I decided that I'm going to do a few Amazing Spider-Man key issues from the names that appear on that list. The first issue I'm going to attack is Amazing Spider-Man #46, the first appearance of Shocker.

There was some concern that the leaked list was a fake, but with recent photos from the set of the movie, the list has more credibility. Here you can see what looks like Bokeem Woodbine all decked out in his Shocker costume. It's not exactly like it is in the comics, but it's a lot closer than some others that I've seen. Anyway, we'll see the costume in all of its glory when the movie hits theaters next summer.

The Shocker is another of the long list of characters that was created by Stan Lee, along with John Romita Sr., during the Silver Age. 


Bokeem Woodbine
as Shocker
When I was a kid I thought that Electro and Shocker had very similar powers. I figured that shock had more to do with electricity than what his powers really are. Essentially, The Shocker has a pair of gauntlets that he made that gives him the ability to shake and vibrate objects, not shoot bolts of electricity like I thought all those years ago. He originally made the gauntlets to open up safes and steal his fortune.

Before he became The Shocker, Herman Schultz was a just a two bit thief that landed himself in the big house a few times. While in jail, he came up with the idea to create a machine that could open any safe with vibrations. He used his creation to break out of prison and become the super villain that we know him as now. He also has a device that he used to deflect the punches of anyone that he's fighting, like Spider-Man in this issue.


The Shocker
That's about all there is for key issue worthiness in this issue. Well, I guess there is one other small key issue note to mention. In this issue, Peter Parker moves out of the house he shares with Aunt May, and moves into an apartment with his best bud Harry Osborn. That's it, nothing too important, but definitely a big step in the life of young Pete.

Since the cast list leaked, there has been an increase in demand for this comic. There have been a lot of sales over the past two weeks or so, but prices haven't really shot up as high as some other comics I've seen after a confirmation of a character appearing in a movie. I have noticed a lot more copies coming up for auction on sites like eBay, so maybe the market is getting diluted and it's keeping values down.


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As far as high grade copies go for this issue, there are a few. According to the CGC census, of the 842 copies already listed, 455 are graded 8.0 VF and higher, with three topping out at a 9.8 NM/M. There are quite a few Signature Series copies as well as a handful of Restored copies too. With the census being that low, you can bet that there are going to be a lot of raw copies out there that you can probably still get a deal on and send in to get graded yourself.

If you'd rather buy already graded, then you can still get this comic for a good deal. The most recent sales for some grades are only slightly higher than they were before the cast list was leaked. There has definitely been an increase, but nothing crazy so far. The most recent sale for an 8.5 VF+ went for $350, which is only up about $100 from sales at the end of last year, and 9.2 NM- have seen a slightly larger increase in value. The last sale of $750 has increased over $250 in about that same time span. There was one lucky SOB that nabbed a sweet 9.6 NM+ for only $195 on the 3rd of this month. Don't be expecting to find deals like that for this book anytime soon.

For all of you variant hunters out there, there is a UK version of this comic too. So far, there have only been 8 copies graded by CGC. How many copies of this variant are out there is beyond me, but I'm sure it's much lower that the US version. There is also a Mexican edition available, but I have even less information on that one that I do the UK version. Either way, these are both hard finds. I could only find one of each for sale on the world wide web.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The New Teen Titans #2

D.C. Comics - Dec. 1980

Key Issue Notes
First appearance of Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson)
First appearance and death of Ravager (Grant Wilson)
First appearance of W.R.  Wintergreen
First appearance of H.I.V.E.

This comic heated up a couple of years ago, probably due to speculation, and after a recent tweet by Ben Afflek, you can expect to see it heat up even more.

It was just yesterday morning that Afflek posted a short video of Deathstroke. It looks like it could be a costume and lighting test, so it seems highly probable that we'll be seeing him on the big screen sometime in the future. It's being speculated that he will be the main villain in the solo Batman film which will be directed by Afflek himself, and he will be playing the titular character as well.

I'm not going to get into a lot of detail or rumors of this news, there are plenty of sites out there that are already doing that. I'd much rather talk about the comic that has the first appearance of Deathstroke.


Deathstroke
Deathstroke's real name is Slade Wilson, and he is gun for hire assassin. He's of no relation to Wade Wilson (Deadpool), but Wade was given that name as an inside joke because of the similarities between the two characters. Anyway, if you want to learn a little more about Wade Wilson, check out my post on New Mutants #98.

Ok, let's get back to this issue. In the first few pages of The New Teen Titans #2, Deathstroke was summoned by H.I.V.E. to take out the newly formed Teen Titans team. However, they don't come to terms on a deal and Deathstroke declines. While he was there, H.I.V.E. uses a bunch of sciency gizmos to take readings of good ol' Slade. H.I.V.E. uses the information they gathered to make another version of Deathstroke the Terminator. 


Ravager
What H.I.V.E. did was take Grant Wilson, and give him the same powers that Deathstroke has, but more powerful versions of them. Now that Grant has these extraordinary powers, he takes up the handle of Ravager and takes the place of Slade Wilson to seek out and destroy the Teen Titans. There is a down side to these new powers. The more he uses them, the more life energy is sucked from him, and during the battle with the Titans, he uses too much and ends up dying.

If you're wondering if Slade and Grant Wilson are related because they also have the same last name, then the answer is yes. Grant is Slade Wilson's son, but he's unaware of it.

It's not really discussed what the group known as H.I.V.E. is in this issue. H.I.V.E is an acronym for Hierarchy of International Vengeance and Extermination and what they want is simple. They want to eliminate superheroes and take over the world.

Just to cover the key issue notes, the character of W.R. Wintergreen is Slade Wilson's manservant, kinda like Alfred is to Batman, and because of his military background, was a mentor to Slade Wilson.


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The late Bronze Age saw a lot of comics being printed if rather large numbers, so there are plenty of copies of this comic to be found wherever you look, and chances are you'll be able to find a high grade copy. The CGC census numbers show that most of the copies already graded by them are high grade. Of the 2,289 copies listed, over 1,600 are graded 9.0 VF/NM or better. There is one lone copy that has been graded a exceptional 9.9 Mint. There aren't any sales records for that copy, so let's check out the sales for 9.8 NM/M.

I mentioned earlier that this comic heated up a couple of years ago. In 2011, you could snag a 9.8 NM/M copy of this comic for a little more that $150. In early 2013, that number more than doubled and we started to see prices reach the low $300 mark and even passed $400 once. Since then, there have been sales up over the $600 mark here and there but has now settled a little more than the $500 range. If you look at the line graph in the chart to the left, you can see that big surge in value and it's kinda sustained. If you can't afford a 9.8 NM/M copy, then perhaps a 9.6 MN+ would be better. You may still be able to pick up a copy for less than $200, and a 9.4 NM for even cheaper, if you're lucky.

I have no idea what will happen to the values after the movie comes out, but I do expect to see another boost in value as time goes on and the role is finally cast. If you're looking for a speculation book to get and try to flip it in a few months, this could be a nice pick-up for you. Or, if you're holding on to that 9.9 M copy, you might want to throw that on the market and laugh all the way to the bank.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

White Mountain Collection












This collection hits close to home for me, quite literally. You see, I was born and raised in the same state that these comics were discovered and spent many days of my youth hiking, camping and generally having a good time in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

This large collection of around 5,000 comics was discovered in 1984. The titles span from the year 1948, all the way into the 70's. It was one of the first collections that included Silver Age comics to be recognized by the industry as a pedigree. Before this collection, pedigrees were only given to collections with nothing but Golden Age or earlier comics.

Fantastic Four #1
When it was discovered, it was considered one of the nicest Silver Age collections to date. Keeping these comics in such good condition must have been difficult to do in the hot humid summers in New England. I read that they were kept in metal boxes, and that's why the covers are so vibrant, and the pages white, but they must have also been stored in a basement which also kept them nice and cool.

The original owner must have loved science fiction. There are many complete runs of titles from publishers like EC Comics and also has many nice runs of Silver Age comics for titles like Fantastic Four and Amazing Spider-Man.

Amazing Fantasy #15
A couple of the highlights from this collection are the Amazing Fantasy #15 and Fantastic Four #1. The FF #1 is CGC graded a Universal 9.2 NM-. There are a handful of copies that are graded the same or higher than that. This copy was on the market back in 2012, and sold for an impressive $203,150 at Heritage Auctions.

The Amazing Fantasy #15, which is a CGC graded Universal 9.4 NM, was also sold at Heritage back in 2005. That copy ended up selling for $126,500. This copy would end up being put back on the market only two years later at Comic Link, and this time it sold for $227,000. 

Journey Into
Unknown Worlds #11
Looking at the sales for these two comics, it would seem like the White Mountain Collection is a solid investment, if you're able to afford copies. There are other comics from this collection that are far more affordable and still in high grade. For example, there was an CGC 8.5 VF+ copy of Journey Into Unknown Worlds #11 that sold last year for $956, and there are some auctions on eBay that range from a few hundred dollars all the way down to under $100. So, you don't have to be a millionaire to be able to afford a book from this collection, all you have to do is click on the links below and look through the search results.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Marvel Spotlight #5

Marvel - Aug. 1972

Key Issue Notes
First appearance and Origin of Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)
First appearance of Crash Simpson
First appearance of Mona Simpson
First appearance of Roxanne Simpson
First appearance of Zarathos


By now, we've all heard about Ghost Rider appearaning in the next season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, but it's not the version that appears in this comic. If you'd like to read more about the version that will be on the show, you can read about him here.

Imagine, if you will, that you're a comic artist in the early 70's, and you've been given the task of creating a new character. Where else are you going to draw your inspiration from besides real life. As you sit down to watch T.V. or read the newspaper, you hear about this daredevil on a motorcycle named Evel Knievel, and you get the beginnings of the character you're going to create. Now, that's probably not how it happened, but it seem plausible enough.

Actually, Ghost Rider is based off of the character Stunt Master that was created by Roy Thomas. The villain know as Stunt Master is a motorcycle stuntman that went up against Daredevil. He made his first appearance in Daredevil #58, which was published in 1969.

Sometime later, Gary Friedrich approached Thomas to talk with him about creating another motorcycle riding villain. So both of the writers, along with artist Mike Ploog, came up with the idea of Ghost Rider.


Johnny Blaze as Ghost Rider
There have been many incarnations of Ghost Rider, but the original is known as Johnny Blaze. In this issue of Marvel Spotlight, we learn how Johnny became the iconic character with the flaming skull. His origin would be expanded on in later issues, but let's start out with what happened in this issue.

After the death of his father, Barton Blaze, due a motorcycle stunt gone wrong, Johnny was taken in by Crash and Mona Simpson, and they raised him as their own son. The Simpsons (Crash and Mona, not Homer and Marge) were also a family of motorcycle daredevils.

Many years later, Crash Simpson develops cancer. Now, Johnny is devastated by this news and he will do anything to try and save his foster father. After doing a little research, he turns to the only thing that he can think of that could help him, Satan. So, Johnny makes a deal with the Devil to save Crash from the cancer in exchange for his eternal soul, but when you make a deal with the Prince of Darkness, there's always a catch. 


Roxanne and Crash Simpson
Satan kept his word and cured Simpson's cancer, but Crash crashes and is killed in his next motorcycle stunt show. And there you have it, that's how Johnny Blaze becomes the Ghost Rider. On a side note, Satan is revealed to be Mephisto in disguise in a later comic. Mephisto makes his first appearance is in Silver Surfer #3.

Now let's finish up the key issue notes. We'll start with Roxanne Simpson. She is the daughter of Crash and Nora Simpson and the love interest of Johnny Blaze. You could have probably guessed that she was related to Crash and Nora, since they share the same last name.

Finally, there is the demon Zarathos. He is a servant of Mephisto's and is forced to bond with Johnny Blaze after the deal to save Crash Simpson from cancer was made. He is the reason that Johnny turns into the Ghost Rider at night.

I was looking to snag a copy of this comic a few years ago but I missed out on it. Sales prices were fairly reasonable about three years ago, but in late 2014 and in early 2015, prices seemed to shoot through the roof. In June 2013, a CGC 9.4 NM copy sold on eBay for $1145. Now fast forward to the latest sale in April of this year for $2050. Other grades have seen similar value rises as well. 7.5 VF- copies have shot from $212.50 in April 2013, all the way up to $585 on Aug. 11th. This latest sale is after the confirmation that Ghost Rider would be appearing on T.V.. The sale previous to that was in May before the announcement and it dropped for $399.

I'm sure now that values for this comic are an the rise, more and more people are sending in copies to be graded. At the time of this writing there are 1762 copies listed on the CGC census, but you can expect that to change fairly quickly. Most of these copies are between 7.0 F/VF to 9.0 VF/NM. There are three copies that are graded a highest 9.8 NM/M. There was a copy at this grade that sold on Heritage Auctions for a staggering $13,145 back in Aug. 2013, just about a year before a lot of other grades started to see significant increases in values.

If you have a copy of Marvel Spotlight #5, you may want to either get it graded, or throw it on the market, or both. We are seeing sales prices continue to rise and you could make a healthy sum of cash if you do. If you're looking to buy, you may want wait and see if prices start to come down after the hype. But it the prices continue to rise, you may be kicking yourself in the ass for not jumping on it when you had the chance, like I am.

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