Deathstroke Vol. 1, #60
New Teen Titans #2, the first appearance of Deathstroke broke really big a couple of months ago with the “leaked” Ben Affleck footage. As speculators clamored for copies, prices obviously increased for other Deathstroke keys.
While many snatched up copies of his second and third appearances in Teen Titans #9 and #10 respectively as well as significant issues of his first solo series, the last issue of that series, Deathstroke Vol. 1, #60, saw a larger rise than most of his other keys. Consider that the comic, which was published in April 1996, only made it to #147 on the Diamond sales chart that month. (Diamond did not even distribute Marvel Comics that month. so the title's competition was even thinner.) This equates to a considerably low print run.
Online sales of the issue in reported NM condition hit the $20-30 range immediately following the release of the footage and the announcement that Deathstroke will be the antagonist in The Batman. Current asking prices for high-grade copies continue to climb. (A NM copy is currently listed for $75.) There is only one graded copy in the Census, a 9.6. The book, written by Marv Wolfman and penciled by Mike Huddleston, features a largely white cover by Dave Johnson, which makes it tough to find in the highest grades.
Therefore, the time to strike on this issue is now. Prices will predictably rise as production on the film continues and ultimately the first trailer drops. If you find that elusive 9.8 in the wild, slab it so you can be the proud owner of the only graded 9.8 in the world!