So many movies coming out, so many characters to keep up with. Don’t let this one get away from you. Key books to have are …
Ms Marvel 1 – You can still find NM copies for under $100. Luck out and get a 9.8 and you’re looking at an easy thousand-dollar profit. There are many Captain Marvel books to have but this is Carol Danver’s first appearance as Ms. Marvel. Plus, she’s smack dab on the front cover looking sexy and empowered! The whole she-bang!
Don’t be afraid to spring a little more dough on a really nice NM copy at auction or Buy it Now. CGC 9.6s are closing around the $400 mark, while 9.4s are still getting about $250. You’re still in the money after grading costs, as long as the book shows up in grade. I make sure the seller offers a return so I can send that thing right back if it doesn’t meet the advertised condition. My momma didn’t raise no dummy!
Marvel Super Heroes 13 – 1st appearance Carol Danvers.
Although I think that Ms Marvel 1 is the Ms Marvel book to invest in right now, this should not be overlooked. It is older and much tougher to find in high grade. I’d like to say that people are sleeping on this one but they are not. Recent CGC sales on eBay were $895 (8.5) and $1050 (9.0). I’m going to hold out for an ungraded 8.0 – 8.5 from a reputable seller either on the Bay or somewhere else. With patience, you should be able to get one for under $300 and turn it into money!
Captain Marvel 18 – Carol Danvers gets her powers. In terms of importance, I would rank this third. In terms of money, I’m not really messing with it unless it’s in high grade and the price is right. I think it’s fantastic that she gets her powers and all but I want more. This book lacks the sexiness to go all the way.
Marvel Super Heroes 12 – 1st appearance Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell). Although I’m a fan of the original Captain Marvel, this book will not get you the bucks anytime soon. It’s already general knowledge that Captain Marvel is going to be female so that unfortunately aces this guy out in terms of spec. Buy this book because you like it, not because you think it will make you rich. It won’t.
Amazing Spider-Man #194 – Oh Felicia. How is this even fair? You show up in the last Spiderman movie and nobody even cares. This is an absolute travesty. The last CGC 9.6 signed by Stan Lee sold for $510. There’s one up right now for $528 or Best Offer. This is way too cheap for the 1st appearance of Spider-Man’s sidepiece. Felicia Hardy is an A-list celebrity in the Marvel Universe. Do yourself a favor and buy her 1st appearance if you don’t have it. One just sold raw a week ago advertised in “Superfluous” NM/MT condition for under $225. That’s a $1000 book if CGC agrees.
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Fantastic Four 36 – 1st appearance Medusa. Medusa is a rising star in the Marvel Universe. Her 1st appearance came almost a year before the 1st appearance of the Inhumans team. This book is tough to find in high grade but it will be worth it. I promise. CGC High Grade copies are already priced to the moon. Your best bet is to get a raw copy and hold it for a bit. It won’t go down. Just make sure it’s not restored. I’ve seen a couple nice looking 6.5/7ish raw copies sell for appx $150. That’s a bargain. Don’t get caught without this book. If you buy one less BS variant a week for a year, you will have $156 (52 weeks×$3) to put towards this beautiful piece of comic book history.
Amazing Spiderman 31 – 1st appearance Gwen Stacy. I get angry when I think about how under-valued this book is. I just can’t help it. This is the 1st appearance of Gwen Stacy, aka Spider-Gwen, aka the premiere super heroine in the Marvel Universe right now. She is not on cover and that is a bit of a bummer. However, this comic is extremely important in the history of Spider-Gwen and is tough to find in higher grade. Oh, also it’s Harry Osborn’s first appearance. He’s the Green Goblin. I guess you could say he’s kind of a big deal. CGC 8.0s can be had right now for under $500. That’s insane. This book is long overdue for a market correction.
Daredevil 254 – 1st appearance Typhoid Mary. The show is shaping up to be a hit and will be accessible to anybody with a Netflix account. There have already been tons of rumors circulating that Typhoid Mary will play a key role as a villain in the show. CGC 9.6s are selling for appx $150. I’ve seen quite a few raw NMs sell for under $20. Some of these look like 9.6 candidates. Don’t be afraid to spend around $20 for a NM copy, especially if it looks really nice in the pics. This is a tough cover, and should do well, especially if sold right after movie confirmation.
She-Hulk 1 – 1st appearance She-Hulk. There’s no good reason not to spec on this. There is a CGC 9.6 sitting on eBay right now for $90, shipping included. That is cheap cheap cheap for a 1st appearance of a prominent member of the Avengers. It looks like the money may be better here on a graded copy. I see raw NMs going for $30- $50. After grading costs, you’re looking at a $70 – $90 investment. It may make more sense to just buy a graded 9.6 for $90-$100 and hold onto it in case they decide to put this sexy beast in a movie!
These are just a few of the girls that I feel will give you the best run for your money. Let me know what you think. Feel free to rip apart my spec or to tell me how much of a genius you think I am. I’m just happy you’re reading!