Comic Books Insider – Nov 16, 2021

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Comic book performance 2021

After a significant run-up in summer 2021, comics have mostly flattened with only Tier 1 blue chips continuing to rise.

Last week’s performance

Fractional secondary markets

It was mostly a flat week for comics bookended by Tomb of Dracula #10 and Avengers #1, both trading on Otis. They were up 40% and down 38%, respectively.

All stats come from assets trading on the secondary markets at Otis, Collectable, and Rally

Auctions

Last week, ComicLink wrapped up its focussed auction series with its most modern issues. Notably two TMNT #1 comics sold for nearly identical prices:

  • CGC 8.5: $20,258
  • CGC 8.0: $20,000

It’s noteworthy that the sale shows the value of white pages. Typically you’ll see an advance of 20% from 8.0 to 8.5. So there’s a 20% premium to white pages vs. off-white.

This Week

New IPOs

Just the one asset IPO’ing this week on Rally.

Detective Comics #58 CGC 8.0

Secondary markets

One asset trading this week in Rally’s trading window.

Avengers #1 CGC 9.8

Here’s a breakdown of all the assets currently trading on other platforms.

At Auction

ComicLink is wrapping up its Focussed auction with its various bits category this week. The most notable asset is an Amazing Spiderman #129 (First Punisher).

The current bid is $10k, which exceeds both the 30 day and 90-day average for this title. A significant bump in the final hours could indicate strength for mid-tier Blue Chips.

Recent history for this issue.

There are some other notable lower-tier blue-chip and second-tier comics in the auction you may want to keep an eye out for.

Heritage is currently running another segment of its Promise Collection with a number of key golden age issues. A few key issues:

The auction closes in two days.

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With a background in finance & intelligence analysis, Wyatt has an unhealthy obsession with finding the best blue chip investment opportunities. His previous newsletter, Fractional, resonated deeply with subscribers, bringing actionable insights and unconventional trading strategies. His rare book collection specializes in banned editions. He currently lives in Spain with his beautiful wife, three young boys, and dog Monty.

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