Superman Adventures #66
Critics and fans laude DC for their animated movies and TV shows. When successful properties cross back over into comics, investors and collectors notice (i.e. Batman Adventures #12). Superman: The Animated Series (1996), like its Batman counterpart, spawned a popular crossover character: Livewire. Her comic book debut was in issue #5. This issue, clearly the most popular of the run, routinely tops $100 for a graded 9.8. (The issue sold 26,287 copies.) However, far rarer is Superman Adventures #66, the final issue of the series in 2002, written by Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer and penciled by Aluir Amancio.
The issue, which features appearances by Livewire, Lex Luthor and Darkseid, sold only 9,178 copies according to Comichron. Furthermore, finding a graded 9.8 for sale is practically impossible, since there is only one graded copy in the CGC census and it’s a 9.8. Let’s repeat that, there is only ONE graded copy in the census.
Prices for the comic online are across the board with Buy It Now listings for $24.99, $27.94, $55 and $99.94 for raw NM copies. Currently, the only actual sales were about $14 for copies in the VF range.
The low print run, popular characters and scarcity of high grades make this a particularly attractive comic for investors.