Saturday, September 23, 2017

Punisher #4

1st MicrochipMarvel - Nov. 1987

Key Issue Notes
First appearance of Microchip
First appearance of Microchip Jr.
First appearance of Church of the Saved
First appearance of Samuel Smith
First appearance of Keena
First appearance of Ray White
First appearance of Vickie White
First appearance of Melissa White

CGC 9.8As most of us already know, The Punisher is going to be coming out on Netflix, hopefully, anytime now, although there has been no official release date as of yet. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing how they will have Mr. Castle portrayed and am more excited to see this Netflix series more than I have been for the past few that they have released.

But I digress.

Looking over the key issue notes above, you'd think that there's a lot that make this a worthy key issue, but there is really only one real reason that this comic has any significance at this time. The reason being the first appearance of Microchip. All of the other appearances are very minor, but they are first appearances, and no matter how minor they might be, they still make up a key issue status and therefore, I will make mention of them.

I'm not going to go too in depth for these minor characters. Most of them don't really make any appearances outside of this story line, so there really isn't much to talk about anyway.

The Punisher, Microchip Jr and Microchip
As I already said, The Punisher is going to be released soon and Microchip is going to make an appearance in the show. He is a pretty important piece of Frank Castle's life as the Punisher. Microchip is to him as Q is to James Bond. He is the guy that builds the gadget for Frank and rebuilds the Punisher Van every time that it gets destroyed by everyone's favorite anti-hero. His real name is David Lieberman, but he goes by the alias of Lowell Bartholomew Ori in this issue. I don't know in what issue we learn his real name.

Up next we have the first appearance of Louis Frohike. No relation to Frohike from the Lone Gunmen I'm sure. Louis is the bastard son of David Lieberman, and he is also great with computer programming and hacking, and he took his place by his fathers side as Microchip Jr. Junior only has a handful of appearances in comics so I don't seem making an appearance on the small, or big screen anytime soon.

Ray White
I'm going out of order from the list above a little here. Next I'm going to talk about Ray White. Ray is an ex cop who's wife (Vickie) and daughter (Melissa) was seduced into joining the Church of the Saved. That's really all there is to say about these three characters. In the next issue, The Punisher ends up reuniting them all, and they live happily ever after..... or do they?

Now, what is the Church of the Saved? When I was reading the story, I could only think about the events that happened in Waco Tx. in early 1993. I'll get into why in a second.

The leader of the Church of the Saved is Rev. Samuel Smith. He is a man with a gift. He has a silver tongue, but he also has "abilities". They call it The Touch. It's never really explain what The Touch is, but from what I read, it would seem that Smith has the power of persuasion, as well as the ability to heal others. I know, I know, he doesn't really sound like that bad of a guy, but here's where I got a connection to Waco.

Rev. Samuel Smith
Smith, being the leader of the religious faction, even though he is an atheist, was stockpiling arms to eventually go to war with the "Sodom that is America". I'm not saying that David Koresh was going to go to war with America, but he was stockpiling arms and definitely had a silver tongue. There are a few more similarities that I found in the story as well but I could be here forever going on about them.

Anyway, the Punisher goes up against Rev. Smith and the the Church of the Saved and in the end the, the church is disbanded.

Oops, I almost forgot to talk about Keena. He was a troubled, drug abusing kid that found his way to the Church of the Saved with the intent to rob them. Smith got to him, probably using the "Touch", and eventually Keena joined the church and became Rev. Smith's right hand man and body guard, seeing as how big the dude is.

Keena
That's all there is. Like I said, with the exception of Microchip, all of these characters are very minor and are hardly worth mentioning. But seeing as how I created this site to go over all things key issue, I felt that I have to talk about them, no matter how insignificant the characters might be. I can't see any of these minor characters making their way into live action anytime soon, if at all.

Variants
To the best of my knowledge, there are only direct and newsstand versions of this comic. I couldn't find anything on foreign editions. That doesn't mean they don't exist though.

Newsstand Edition
Census
Even before I looked at the CGC census, I knew that the numbers for this issue were going to be low. This is a relatively minor key issue after all. However, of the 56 copies that are listed, well over half (34) have been graded at 9.8 NM/M. If you're looking for an already graded, high grade copy of this comic, there are some out there, but I would think that your best be would be to find a nice high grade raw copy. Maybe hold onto it for a little while and see if this comic takes off and gets a nice bump in value or not. Because, as of right now, they are not doing much of anything as you will see in the next section.

Values
Values for Punisher #4 on GoCollect
The sales data that I have only goes back to 2013 for 9.8 NM/M copies of this comic. Looking at that first sale, the selling price was a underwhelming $35. As you can see, this wasn't a very sought out book back then. Most of the sales were in 2016 after Netflix announced that they were indeed making a Punisher series. Now, usually after an announcement like that, you will see speculators buying up copies and making some demand in the market, which in turn will usually sent values up. Even though there was a small increase in value, it's pretty negligible. The highest sale was in Dec. of 2016 and it sold for $72. I realize that its double the original sale in 2013, but really, if it's not breaking the $100 mark, it hardly seems worth it. However, if Microchip becomes a more prominent character in the series, we may see this sucker start to creep up in value, but that's some hard speculation right there.

So, if you're looking for a sleeper for a quick flip for a profit, you may want to look for another comic at this time. But, if you want a very high grade key issue comic just to have in your collection, this might be a comic that you could consider. Either way, I wish you luck on your hunt.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Astonishing Tales #25 - CBCS 8.0


Marvel - Aug. 1974

Key Issue Notes
First appearance of Deathlok

Well, I guess it's about time I reach into my box of treasures, pull out a comic, and discuss why and how it ended up in my collection. This time I've chosen by random, and what I pulled was a copy of Astonishing Tales #25. As most of you may know, this comic has the first appearance of Deathlok the Demolisher, and if you didn't know that, then now you do.


This comic went on my radar when Deathlok was rumored to be appearing on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D T.V. show. I was hoping that this book would see a big boost in demand and value if or when the character would appear on the show. I can't remember what year that was, 2014 maybe? Purely a speculation buy.

Anyway, my buddy Vic and I went up to Stockton Con, like we do every year, and one of the vendors that we frequent (Mike's Comics Plus) had a raw copy on his wall. I picked it up, scanned the cover for any major defects, and set it back down on the shelf. This is how I usually go about buying a comic at a convention. I look it over, put it back, then continue on through the con and either find something else I want to buy, or convince myself to snag the comic that I already looked at. Sometimes I do both. This was a case of trying to talk myself into the buy.

See the resemblance? Me neither
I can't remember if I found any other books to buy that day, but I did make a point to head back to Mike's booth and see if I could haggle a price that I was happy with. I'd looked up the value in the latest Overstreet price guide while eating a healthy lunch of hot dogs and nachos, so I had a pretty good idea of what it was worth in the grade that I thought it might have been in. This was my first experience with Mike, and I believe that he had the book listed for $50. I had decided that I wasn't going to pay any more than $40 for it, so I made him the offer.

Most vendors will usually take an offer of 10% lower than the price they have it listed for, but I was asking for 20% less. It was a gamble. He came back at me with $45 which was kind of expected, it was 10% off after all. I looked over the book once more, put it back sticking firmly to my $40 budget, and politely said, "That's a little more than I'm willing to pay" and started to walk away. I got about two or three steps away and I hear him say "Ok ok, $40". I turned around, handed over the cash, and put the comic in my trusty backpack.

When I sent it in to CBCS, it came back at about the grade I had expected it to. It may have been a half a grade higher, so I really wasn't disappointed.

However, I was really expecting to see this comic do more than it did in terms of value. I felt that this was an overlooked character and there was definitely some room for growth. Even after it was confirmed that Deathlok was making his small screen appearance, this comic barely broke the $100 mark for 8.0 VF graded copies.

Could it be that nobody really cares about Deathlok, or was it because the Deathlok on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. looks absolutely nothing like he does in the comics? It could be either of those reasons or a dozen more. Who knows. So, now I have a copy sitting in my collection, waiting for any other news or appearances that may make this comic worth selling.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1

Marvel - Sept. 2011

Key Issue Notes
Origin of Spider-Man (Miles Morales)
First appearance of Prowler (Aaron Davis)
First appearance of Jefferson Davis
First appearance of Rio Morales
First appearance of Conrad Markus (Marcus)

At this point, it's pretty old news of which character Donald Glover ended up playing in the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. There were rumors abound that he was going to play non other than Miles Morales, but it ended up being a character directly related to the young Spidey replacement.

The role that Glover ended up playing is that of Aaron Davis, also known as the Prowler. This isn't the first incarnation of the Prowler in comics. He makes his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #78. That version of the Prowler is named Hobie Brown and resided in the main Marvel Universe, or Earth-616. This version of the Prowler is in the Ultimate Universe, or Earth 1610.

When I say that Aaron Davis is directly related to Miles Morales, and I mean that quite literally. He is Miles' uncle. He is also directly responsible for Miles becoming the new Spider-Man. Let me explain how, the nutshell version of course.


Aaron Davis (left) as Prowler (right)
I should start out by saying that the Prowler is a master thief. As he was doing a heist at Norman Osborn's research facility, a genetically altered spider crawled into his backpack full of loot and goodies. As Miles was visiting his uncle one day, he is bit by said spider and gains super human, spider like abilities, which made it possible for him to take up the mantle for Peter Parker after he dies from wounds he got while fighting Norman Osborn and his Six.

Also making their first appearance in this issue is Jefferson Davis. No, not the one that was President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil war. This Jefferson Davis, along with Rio Morales, are Miles Morales' parents.

Jefferson is also Aaron Davis' brother. They have a very distant because good ol' Jeff doesn't agree with his brothers life of crime. Miles was forbidden to see his uncle, but goes behind his fathers back to see him anyway.


Jefferson Davis, and Miles and Rio Morales
If Marvel decides to add Miles Morales to it's cinematic universe, you can bet you will see these two make an appearance.

And finally, making their first appearance is Dr. Conrad Markus. You may be wondering why I spelled his name that way. All of the websites spell his name Marcus. But, in this issue, his last name is spelled with a K, so that's the version I'm going with.


Dr Conrad Markus
Anyway, Dr. Conrad Markus is a biochemist and was in charge of the program that created the genetically altered spider that crawled into the Prowlers bag and eventually bit Miles Morales. In a later issue, he would become host to the Venom Symbiote and would be responsible for the death of Rio Morales, but that's another story for another time my friends.

Well there you have it, all of the items I could find that gives this comic key issue status. Let's move on to the variants section of this post. Since this is a modern book, I'm sure there will be a few.

Variants
Some of these variants are retailer incentive covers, but I'm not sure how rare these are. The first cover on the list isn't actually a cover at all, but the polybag that the regular, first print came in.



Polybagged

Pichelli Unmasked Variant

Pichelli Retailer Incentive Sketch Variant
Pichelli Vairant

The sketch variant is by far the most difficult to come by and if you're looking for a copy, it will most definitely cost you quite a bit of moolah to get it.

Census
The CGC census for this comic is a lot lower than I expected it to be. Even though there was a print run of 87,237, only 366 have been graded. I don't know if the 87 thousand includes all of the variants, but the 366 does. Of those, 180 are the regular, first print, non variant cover. And, as I'm sure you guessed, because this is a fairly modern comic, most of these copies are graded either 9.6 NM+ (40) or 9.8 NM/M (94).

I will make a note that the Pichelli Sketch Cover only has 5 copies listed in the census. Three at a 9.8 NM/M and two at 9.2 NM-. This could be a good indication of how low the print run on this particular variant is. I'll go over some values for this cover in the next section
Values
Values for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1
on GoCollect
Sales for this comic are a little wonky. There have been sales for 9.8 NM/M copies that have gone for over the $200 mark, and one that damn near hit the $300 mark, but those were both Buy it Now sales on eBay. If you can find a copy at auction, you'll only end up spending $50, maybe less. The last copy that sold at auction on eBay went for only $41. 9.6 NM+ copies had a similar spike, but sales are generally dropping at the $30 range.

I'm not sure why these spikes are happening. They all happened before there was any kind of confirmation of the character appearing in the Spider-Man flick. Perhaps they were speculators that had a heads up on everyone else, or maybe they just wanted a copy in their collections, no matter what the cost. Who knows.

Anyway, I couldn't find any sales data for the Pichelli Sketch Cover. The only thing I could find was a copy for sale over at Midtown Comics website. That bad boy is listed at $1,445.43. Buying that sucker will definitely make you wallet a lot lighter. If you want to but it, or simply check it out, click this link here.

The introduction of Aaron Davis in the MCU definitely opens up the door for Miles Morales to show up in a movie in the future. If that happens, or how long it is before it does, remains to be seen. But if it is someday confirmed that Morales will be making his way to the big screen, you can be that this comic, and especially Ultimate Fallout #4, the first appearance of Mile Morales, will see a huge boost in demand. UF #4 is already up there in terms of value, but you can still snag this one for a bargain.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Eternal Warrior #4


Valiant Comics - Nov. 1992

Key Issue Notes
First cameo appearance of Bloodshot
First appearance of Immortal Enemy / Juan Caldone
First appearance of Alex Caldone

Jared Leto has been in the news again lately, and not because he will be playing the Clown Prince of Crime in the Suicide Squad sequel. It appears that Sony has approached him to play the title role in the upcoming Bloodshot movie that they have planned. It would seem that Valiant is copying Marvel and DC, and creating their own cinematic universe.

I didn't really care for the way Leto played the Joker, but I don't know if I can really completely blame him for it though. He does have to take direction from the director after all. I really didn't care for the Suicide Squad movie at all, but that won't keep me from having high hopes in Leto playing Bloodshot.

I have to be honest with you, I don't really know a whole lot about the Valiant universe, so this write up is going to mostly be about this issue only. I do have some Valiant comics in my collection, but most of them were filler books in lots I got on eBay and never read them.


Bloodshot
There really isn't much to say about the appearance of Bloodshot in this issue. He is only fully shown in the last panel, so we don't really learn anything about him, only that he has it out for our hero. It wouldn't be until his next appearance in Rai #0 that we learn more about Bloodshot's past.

Up next is the first appearance of the Immortal Enemy. He is the arch nemesis of the Eternal Warrior. EW's main objective is to hunt down and kill the body that the Immortal Enemy is occupying. When he is finally destroyed, he moves his soul to another person. At least that's how I understand it after reading this issue. In this issue, Juan Caldone is the current manifestation of the Immortal Enemy.


Juan Caldone /
Immortal Enemy
The last character on the key issue list is Alex Caldone. As you can probably assume, he is related to Juan Caldone. In fact, Alex is his son. There isn't a lot to say about him except that he isn't quite the hard ass, evil POS that his father is.

I'm not sure how likely it is that we will see these last two characters in a future Valiant film. At the end of this story, we see the plane that was carrying all three of the characters listed here, crash into the ocean. I know that the Eternal Warrior survives, but I have no idea about the other two. Like I said, I know very little about the Valiant universe.

Variants
To the best of my knowledge, there are no variants for this issue. I know that other companies were publishing both direct and newsstand copies of their comics, but I believe that Valiant was only distributing through the direct market at this time. If anyone knows of any variants for this issue, please click the "contact" tab above and send me a message or share in the comments below.

Census
There were more copies listed in the CGC census than I thought there would be for this issue. I was expecting only a few hundred, but there are 1,205 copies listed. Most of the copies listed are of course very high grade. In fact most of them a are 9.8 NM/M (781 copies). Add that to the 292 copies graded a 9.6 NM+, and you have almost all of the copies listed in the census.

Now these are just CGC's numbers. Since CBCS and PGX don't have a census of their own, there's no way of telling how many have been graded by them. However, if you do a quick eBay search for this comic, you will see a ton of high grade copies that haven't been graded yet. I have no clue what the print run of this issue was, but since it was printed in the 90's, I think it's fair to say that it was probably pretty high.

Values
Values for Eternal Warrior #4
On GoCollect
This comic used to be one that you could get in high grade for practically nothing. You could snag a 9.8 NM/M copy for around the $45-$60 range only two years ago.

Then a trailer for Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe came out. If you haven't seen it, I'll post it for you to watch. It looks like it could've be an ok movie, but since this trailer came out, I've heard squat about it actually being released, but I'm getting ahead of myself here.

Anyway, Bloodshot makes an appearance in this trailer, and that made values for this comic jump up to well over $200 overnight. When I say overnight, I actually mean it. There was one sale for a CGC 9.8 that sold on March 10th, 2015 for only $90, then another one, on that same exact day, for $225. In fact, there was one copy that sold for $279.99 shortly after that.

Once the hype from the trailer wore down, so did the values for this book. They ended up dropping down to the $100 mark with a few going for less that that. However, now that Bloodshot is back in the news, values have started to creep back up to the $125 to $150 range. How much higher this comic goes will depend on many things, but the more we are hearing about Bloodshot making it to the big screen, the more in demand this comic may become, and Jared Leto playing the lead role would definitely put this movie in the spotlight.



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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Superman: Man of Steel #25

Superman ReturnsDC Comics - Sept 1993

Key Issue Notes
Superman returns from "Death"
First appearance of Superman's Black Suit

CGC 9.8Joss Whedon has recently taken over the reigns of the upcoming Justice League movie after Zack Snyder stepped away for personal reasons. I'm not going to go into any details of those reasons, but if you're curious, a simple Google search will give you the info you're looking for.

Anyway, this blog isn't about movies, it's about comics. Key issue comics to be exact. The only reason I mentioned the movie above is because there is a lot of speculation that we may be seeing Henry Cavill don Superman's black suit in the film, and this is the comic where we are first introduced to it.

Back in the 90's, DC decided that they were going to kill off one of their most famous characters. If you were into comics back then, you probably remember all of the hype around this story line and probably even had a copy or two of Superman #75, the issue where Supes meets his fate at the hands of Doomsday. But, as we all know, in comics, nobody stays dead forever.

If you remember the Death of Superman, then you probably also remember the Reign of the Supermen story line that came out after that. In this story, that runs for several issues in several titles, there are for "Supermen" that are claiming to the be real Superman. One of the "Supermen" actually turns out to be evil and becomes the super villain in the story. I don't want to give too much away here, so I'll leave the identity of that character a mystery, for now anyway.

Regardless, at the end of this issue, a giant robot comes up out of the water, and two of the Supermen decide that it's there to destroy the city and go toe to toe with it, until they finally stop it. As this massive machine is disabled, a hatch or doorway opens up, and this man is basically birthed from it. On the last page, it is shown to be Superman, and he's in his black suit and sporting a great looking mullet.

Now that Supes has returned, he still has to prove to the world that he is the one true Superman. So the Reign of the Supermen story line goes through to The Adventures of Superman #500, where DC officially considers Superman to be back from the dead for good.

Variants


Newsstand
To the best of my knowledge and through my research, I could only find one variant for this comic, and that is the newsstand edition. Newsstand editions have become more sought out lately. As we got closer and closer to the millennium, these editions started to become a lot harder to find, making up only a fraction of the actual print run. At the time when this comic was released, it was only around 15%. As we got further along and closer to today, those numbers get even lower. Anyway, if you want one of these "rare" newsstand editions, click the pick and it with shoot you over to the current eBay listings.

Census

The census for this book is really low at this time. To be honest, this isn't a really sought out key issue. In fact, it's probably still unknown by a lot of people, and the census numbers reflect that.

To date, there have only been 41 copies graded by CGC. Of those, 22 of them are graded a highest 9.8 NM/M. CGC doesn't differentiate between the Direct and Newsstand editions, so how many of each are out there is unknown.

If you're looking for a copy, I wouldn't go any lower than a 9.8. There are a few of them out there and they're still very affordable as you will see in the next section.

Values


Values for Superman Man of Steel #25
On GoCollect
GoCollect, my go to site for comic values has only a few points of sales information data for this comic. In the two years worth of information available, values for this comic hasn't really gone anywhere. Back in 2015, you could snag a CGC Universal 9.8 NM/M copy for only $75. The last sale on June 16th went for only a few dollars less at $62. So, as you can see, there isn't a lot of demand for this minor key issue and you can still snag a copy for well under $100.

Now if you really want to add this comic to your collection on the cheap, you can take a gamble on a raw copy. If you have a good enough eye, you may be able to snag a copy for damn near cover price, which was only $1.50. But be warned, if you send in a copy thinking it's a 9.8 NM/M and it only comes back from CGC/CBCS a 9.6, you'll have lost money. It would cost you more to get it graded than the book is worth. Either way, good luck and happy collecting.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Infinity #1

1st Supergiant

Marvel - Oct. 2013

Key Issue Notes
First cameo appearance of Supergiant
First chronological appearance of the Black Order

CGC 9.8The Black Order being in the upcoming and highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War is kind of old news now, but it's still news. So, I'm going to try to pump out at least two more key issues relating to them before the film is finally released in 2018, which should give me plenty of time.

I'm not sure how many of the five members of the Black Order are going to appear on screen. There has been somewhat confirmed rumors that Corvus Glaive will be making an appearance, but from looking at the IMDB cast list, there is only one reference. It would appear that Terry Notary, a motion capture actor, is list as playing Cul Obsidian, which is another name that the Black Order goes by. Whether he's going to be playing one member, or all of them, remains to be seen. 

Anyway, let's get back to talking comics. This issue gets a little tricky. Although this is the first chronological appearance of the Black Order, it is actually their second appearance in comics, and the third appearance of Corvus Glaive. You see, the Black Order, sans Supergiant, made their first appearance in the pages New Avengers #8 that was released a month earlier than this issue, in Sept. 2013, and Corvus made his first appearance in FCBD 2013: Infinity. I'm not sure why Supergiant doesn't make her first appearance with all of the others, but she didn't. So, for this post, I'm only going to focus on her. I'll get to the rest of the members of the Black Order in a near future post.

Supergiant is one of the five, the five referring to the Black Order, whose members also include Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw, Black Dwarf, and Proxima Midnight. Supergiant has the ability to read and control the minds of others, but they don't really go into what she can do in this issue, since she only appears in one panel. She does reek havoc with Black Bolt's mind in a later issue though. Unfortunately, she doesn't make it through to the end of the series and is eventually killed of in Infinity #6, but that a whole different key issue that I will get to....at some point.

Variants
Variants, variants, and more variants. There's just too many variants for this issue to talk about every individual one, so I'm simply going to list them below with a picture of the cover for reference. If you're interested in adding one of these variants to your collection, click on the picture and it'll take you to the eBay listings for that cover.


Blank Sketch

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Adam Kubert - Sketch

Skottie Young - Marvel Babies
Marko Djurdjevic 
1/200
Art Adams - Hero 
1/100
Art Adams - Hero Sketch
1/150
In-Hyuk Lee - Generals 1/75
Jerome OpeƱa - Supergiant 1/50
Mark Brooks - Deadpool

Mark Brooks - Deadpool Sketch
Phil Jimenez - Midtown Comics
Alex Maleev - Dragon's Lair Comics
Shane Davis - Third Eye Comics
Julian Totino Tedesco - Hastings Store
Humberto Ramos - Yesteryear Comics
Ron Lim - Laughing Ogre Comics
Second Printing


Census

If you add up all of the census numbers, for all of the variants, there haven't been very many copies of Infinity #1 graded by CGC. In total there have only been 531 that have gone through CGC's grading room to date. 

All of these copies are, of course, in very high grade. That happens a lot with newer comics. There are many comic investors out there that buy the latest copy of the newest comic, bag and board it, and sent it directly to CGC or CBCS. These comics were never read, and hardly ever touch by human hands, hence there are many, many high grade copies out there.

I have a feeling that these census numbers will go up, but I have no idea how much. This comic doesn't seem to be in high demand, at least from looking at the eBay sold listings. The ones that are selling the most seem to be the variant covers.

Values

Values for Infinity #1 9.8 NM/M
on Gocollect
Values for this comic obviously are going vary depending on which cover you are looking at. When we look at the sale data for the first printing of this comic, values haven't really changed much from when it was first released in 2013, as you can see on the chart to the left. It usually sells in the $20 - $50 range for CGC Universal 9.8 NM/M.

Some of the more valuable covers are the Adam Kubert Sketch cover and the Marko Djurdjevic 1 in 200 retailer incentive cover, with the latest sales for both reaching $200 and above. And the Art Adams 1 in 150 Hero Sketch and Mark Brooks Deadpool Sketch have both sold for well over the $100 mark for each of those variants. Sales figures for all of these variants are for 9.8 NM/M copies. The only copy that might be worth getting in grades below that may be the Djurdjevic cover, but I would probably only go as low as a 9.6 NM+.

Now, to be honest, there isn't a lot if sales data to see where these comics are headed in terms of investment potential. Since there are so few graded at the time, there won't be a lot of sales. It doesn't seem like this is a high demand comic at the moment and there are a lot of raw copies out there to buy. If the entire Cul Obsidian end up appearing in the upcoming Infinity War movie, then this comic just may see a bump in demand. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if there is any confirmation of any of the other members of the Black Order appearing in the future, other than Corvus Glaive who looks like he's definitely going to make an appearance. But, until that day comes, happy hunting.

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