Last but not Least
If you love comics and you’re all about the bucks, then it’s important to know all the moneymaking possibilities that exist. There is a boatload of treasure out there but it doesn’t always look like gold at first sight. The savvy investor knows that there’s a ton of value not just in first appearances and first issues, but also final issues. Final issues usually have insanely low print runs, and thus, are highly desired by elite collectors.
Some of these are fairly well known. Others aren’t.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Here are a few final issues I found that are getting crazy money.
Tales of the TMNT 70 (Mirage, 2010) – Raw NM copies sell between $70 – $100. I couldn’t find any completed CGC sales for this book. If you’re lucky enough to own this book, send it to CGC or CBCS and be the only one online with a graded copy. Ask whatever you want and see what happens!
TMNT 23 (Image) – This final issue sells easily for $70 – $130 RAW!!!
There are few completed sales on eBay and nothing graded. This is another great opportunity to be the only person online with a nice, graded copy.
TMNT 62 (Mirage 1993) – At the time of this writing, there is a high-grade copy on eBay listed for $28. This is not bad considering that a FN+ copy recently sold for about the same amount. My palms are getting sweaty and starting to itch. I may have to buy this one myself.
How about some Valiant?
Although I can’t vouch for the coolness of any of these comic books, I can tell you that recent movie news has put these low print-run Valiant books back in the collector spotlight
Magnus Robot Fighter 64, Solar Man of the Atom 60
Prices range from $5 – $25 for these books. Don’t be the guy who pays too much. Find these cheap at your LCS and flip them right away. Both Magnus and Solar are property of Dynamite Entertainment, so they’re not too likely to be in a movie anytime soon.
Rai 33, Harbinger 41
I could be convinced to hold on to these for a bit. Both of these are $15 – $20 books. Both Harbinger and Rai are staples of the Valiant Universe and have a great chance of making it to the big screen.
What I showed you is just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty more valuable issues out there but I can’t tell you all my secrets!
I hope you enjoyed this week’s installment of Comic Bucks. Feel free to criticize or possibly even share some valuable final issue that you may know about. Thanks for reading!