Post Bronze Age Investing: The Indies
While the Golden, Silver and Bronze Age have pretty clear-cut “Investment Worthy” defined issues, what about post 1980 comics? Sure there are hundreds, if not thousands of books that get hot then cool off, spike in price only to be found in bargain bins again a year or 2 later(if not sooner). This is true for Silver, Bronze and Copper/Modern books as Golden Age books do not tend to show major spikes or market corrections. So the question that begs to be asked is “What about Copper and Modern Age comics?”
With the “newer” generation of collectors starting to come into their 20’s and 30’s, they are finding two things. First that they are missing the comics they grew up reading and loving. Second that they now for the most part can afford to reclaim those books or add books they always wanted to their collection. Books that have been laughed at for years, or those that were always imagined to live in the 5-20 dollar range for eternity are actually making huge leaps in pricing. This same thing happened in the early 1990’s with Bronze Age books. More than 20 years later and here we are paying up handsome sums of money to get our hands on the first Wolverine, Iron Fist, Sabretooth and other books that “old school” collectors laughed about. The same exact thing is starting to happen with Copper age books and one can bet it will be the same with certain Modern Age comics.
I will attempt to go over what post Bronze Age books should prove to be a safe investment over the coming years. I decided to skip the explanation of each book and my thoughts and stuck to a simple line listing. All of these are investment worthy books to me, but bearing in mind some are spiking and it might not be the best time to buy. NO VARIANTS made this list. There are FAR FAR too many and should get their own list/discussion.
This week I will focus on indies while next week it will be time for Marvel, DC and Image.
Dreamwalker #0 : 1st Appearance The Goon
Goon #1-3 (Avatar) : Early Goon appearances
Goon #1-4 (Albatross) : Early Goon appearances
Goon #1 (Dark Horse) : 1st Issue
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-4 : Early Appearances TMNT
Turtlemania Special #1 : Early Flaming Carrot, TMNT
San Diego Comic Con Comics #2 : Early Hellboy
Next Men #21 : Early Hellboy
The Savage Dragon
Megaton #2-4 : 1st Appearances of The Savage Dragon
Bone #1 : 1st Issue
Crow #1-4 : Early Crow Appearances
Cry for Dawn #1-4 : 1st issues (#1 1st Dawn Argued)
Grendel #1 : 1st Issue
They came from Great Britain!
Warrior Mag #1 : 1st V Vendetta, Marvel Man (Miracleman version)
Other first apps