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1 Albedo #2

WRITER: Stan Sakai
ARTIST: Stan Sakai
A rare 9.8 sold this week for $31,000!!  This exact book sold just over a year ago for a then record high of $6900.  If you think this is way off base, a 9.4 sold in October for $7000 (previous high of $2000) and an 8.0 sold last month for $4000 (previous high of $1500)…

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2 Rick & Morty #50 1:25 Roiland & Harmon Variants

WRITER: Kyle Starks
ARTIST: Marc Ellerby
It's been a while since R&M was mentioned on this list…Multiple sets have sold for over $400 and there don’t seem to be many for sale…these could be pretty rare.

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3 New Gods #1

WRITER: Jack Kirby
ARTIST: Jack Kirby
After a lull that saw values dip some the past few months, news that Tom King is writing a screenplay has now caused tons of raw copy sales and some of the graded copies are setting all time highs (CBCS 6.5 = $125, 9.0=$300).

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4 Bone Parish #1

WRITER: Cullen Bunn
ARTIST: Jonas Scharf
Rumors of an upcoming media announcement has caused some stir and this cover price book has jumped to $20. Good job Simpleman’s Comics, Jack and Andy on the interview with Boom! to get this scoop.

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5 Veronica #28

WRITER: Angelo Decesare
ARTIST: Dan Decarlo
Wow, multiple sales of $100+ which is up from the $55 amount just a couple weeks ago.  I have my eye set on other Betty or Veronica books that could easily see a nice bump like this one.

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6 War of the Realms: Agents of Atlas #1 Mico Suayan ‘Virgin' Variant

WRITER: Greg Pak
ARTIST: Gang Hyuk Lim
Up from last week to over $300 now.  The trade dress is holding steady or might be slightly lower.  In either case, the buzz isn't really slowing down, even after the copies have now made their way to the US.

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7 Fathom #1 J. Scott Campbell Aspen Appreciation Variant /250

WRITER: J.T. Krul
ARTIST: Ale Garza
A ‘Free’ book that is hitting $100 is a pretty good turnover the week that people are getting them in-hand.  But honestly, did anyone think that a Campbell variant numbered to 250 wouldn't do well on the aftermarket?

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8 Kitchen #1

WRITER: Ollie Masters
ARTIST: Ming Doyle
There had been very few sales the past couple months for this book.  A full trailer dropped and now several sales in the $10-15 range including a couple 9.8’s over $100 when the highest previous sale was only $75.

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9 John Wick #1

WRITER: Greg Pak
ARTIST: Giovanni Valletta
This one had been all over the place the past couple months, with most of the sales being in the $10 range.  Several copies have sold this week in the $20-25 range. It seems to be breaking the norm that modern books based on movies (not the other way around), can be worth something.

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10 Copra #2

WRITER: Michel Fiffe
ARTIST: Michel Fiffe
Oddball pick of the week (had no idea what this book was until just now)…1st published work for Michel Fiffe, well, issue #1 is, but there haven’t been any sales of that one.  Numbered out of 400, a copy sold this week for $175. A lot of these issues sell for good money and definitely one to keep an eye out for as most will have no clue that it is worth money.

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Power Pack #1

WRITER: Louise Simonson
ARTIST: June Brigman
One to keep an eye on (although there have to be a truckload of copies out there) because of movie development news.  A 9.8 sold this week for a record $350 which sounds extreme to me as it stands.

Voodoo Annual #1

WRITER: Various
ARTIST: Various
A 7.5 (highest graded) sold this week for $9000.  Previous high sale in any grade for this book was a 5.0 that sold a year ago for $1500.  A 7.0 sold 10 years ago for a measly $850.  What was I spending my money on 10 years ago?  Obviously the wrong things…

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19 comments

  • Ben C

    That Voodoo is an absolute ghost. I think the market for “top of the census” PCH books is where you see the most action and the largest spread, no question its a white hot sub genre right now.

  • A. J. Diesel

    Been saying for years that Albedo #2 is the Indy to go after. It’s right up there with TMNT. Fantastic work.

  • accustomfigures
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    Copera is like if Tarantino did with the Avengers/X-Men what Alan Moore did with Bats, Superman and the other characters DC wouldn’t let him have for Watchmen. An awesome read, and the actual issues are Ghosts. The last #1 I saw sold was around $3000 raw I think. If you do find one be careful because there was at least a 2nd print that’s not as rare.

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    Betty and Veronica comics have some great covers. Don’t forget Cheryl Blossom titles, too, if you are looking for risqué covers.

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    Looks like we’re scrapping bottom…..again….do yourselves a favor…. Invest in silver and gold

    • A. J. Diesel

      A lot of people don’t have the means to invest in the silver and gold. Fun money is better than no money. Love where your head is at though, I also agree that the silver and golden age is the way to go for investment purposes.

    • JamesGoodwin

      Thanks for the input, but isn’t that rather vague? I think anyone even relatively familiar with comic book speculation realizes that the best ROI is in silver and golden age, as theses books are always “hot”. If you have suggestions that are not so vague, I do believe CBSI has writer contests on a regular basis, perhaps a hot silver/golden age list so you could contribute positively to the community? As far as scraping bottom; do you have an Albedo #2? It’s a tough book. Any of the Copra’s? Same thing. This list cannot be comprehensive nor representative of the whole comic book community. Criticism is fine, and I’m betting welcome, but I think it better to contribute then to toss out vague comments that one could find on any speculation site or app. As an example, I have seen gains in the following silver age books recently, such as Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, Thor #165, Submariner #1, Thor 134, Daredevil 105, Strange Tales 106 and Tales of Suspense 52. However, these books, as another poster mentioned are often out of reach for many readers. Just my opinion, but I love this column, even as someone that does alot of research on his own. However, if you were to pen a silver/golden age hot list, I assure you, I would be a reader of that, as well!

    • Ben Steiniger

      Lol. Yeah, a book that moved from $7k to $31k in a year is bottom of the barrel 😂😂. As has been said before, this list is about books that increase in price week over week. But this list is also meant to be fun and maybe introduce you to a book that you may not be aware of that is doing well. If everyone stuck the theory that some have of ‘buy silver and gold because modern is garbage’, the hobby would be dead…including your safe silver and gold books. In all honesty, those that collect only silver and gold have the modern collectors to thank for your value increases.

      In any case, thank you for reading and commenting. This hobby has a wide array of collectors and we love to hear from everyone.

      • A. J. Diesel

        I absolutely love your lists every week!!! And as stated above, I’m a huge Usagi enthusiast lol. The research you put in is just fantastic.

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      LOL, Yeah, It’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it…. There’s nothing on this list that warrants one fart of enthusiasm from me….. If you do, that’s great…… to each their own…. Some people seem to get defensive when that one sheep doesn’t baaaaa….. (( In all honesty, those that collect only silver and gold have the modern collectors to thank for your value increases))….WTF? and LMAO!

      • JamesGoodwin

        Top Ten lists typically have nothing to do with ones enthusiasm. Most of the books on this list are not books I like either, but I can recognize their growth in the specified time period. Try contributing something with your opinion other than bashing someones work. I love reading peoples take on hot books, be they golden, silver or modern age. Everyone is different and can offer a different perspective on current trends. Or are you not into offering us anything other than blatant trolling? I don’t work for CBSI, I enjoy reading much of the content here, and a myriad of other sources.

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          My opinion is my opinion…. I’m sure it wasn’t your intent to bash it …… not sure why you would accuse me of trolling…..I simply stated my OPINION……and I did contribute…. I said Invest in gold and silver…. I should add bronze is also a solid option……and I too enjoy much of the content here……other times not so much…..I sometimes forget that this is a site built more around the spec side of the hobby….. Thanks for reminding me….. Note to self….. Buy scratch offs…..

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            “I sometimes forget that this is a site built more around the spec side of the hobby”

            The site is titled Comic Book SPECULATION and Investment. It’s literally in the title!

          • JamesGoodwin

            You’re not sure why I would accuse you of trolling? Your first sentence essentially bashed the column, inferring that it consistently is featuring the lowest common denominator. It was absolutely my intent to bash your opinion. “Invest in gold and silver” is an easy way out in the comic spec business. Now you add bronze, too? Way to be generic. Do you have any real opinions? Real books you target other than the obvious? Your initial post highlights that your knowledge is limited; Albedo #2 is a highly sought after book that is insanely hard to find. New Gods #1 is written and drawn by a legend in the industry and is rumored to be in development by one of today’s more popular writers, which while subjective , is certainly a market driver. I’m giving you a chance to support your posts, give us your take on the top golden, silver and bronze age titles. The market is diverse and can support buyers of all sort, to deny the modern market is justbeing a different type of sheep.

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        Pay him no mind, this site is cancer and worthless for spec anyway.

  • Skot Whitman

    Great work as always Stein.

    In the case of the New Agents of Atlas #1 virgin Wave variant, there’s more to it than just buzz and FOMO. I know that one copy I sold went to a Filipino American and I believe they are the ones buying the book . To them, this book is as important as a Detective Comics 27 would be to a Batman fan… or whatever comparison someone would want to make. As long as there are more Filipinos comic collectors interested in the book than there are copies available, it should continue to grow.

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    Love this list, look forward to in every week. Is there a twitter feed or email blast that tells when a new one is out?

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    I wish I loaded up more on Power pack #1. I only bought 2 copies the past year.

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    If you’re only buying Silver and Golden age then your missing out on half the fun in investing in comic books.

    There’s a lot of demand in modern books that sales cannot be overlooked.

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