Fantastic Four #5 on Rally

Fantastic Four #5 on Rally

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Todays deep-dive is on a 9.2 graded copy of Fantastic Four #5 IPO’ing on Rally 26 Feb 2021.

What is Fantastic Four #5?

Published in July 1962, Fantastic Four #5 is the first appearance of and origin story for Dr Doom, the main antagonist in the series. This copy is graded CGC 9.2 There are 16 copies at this grade and a further 16 with higher grades. It sits comfortably within the top 2% of graded copies, according to the CGC census.

Cultural Relevance

Dr Doom has made over 860 appearances in Marvel comics in addition to three Fantastic Four films. He’s listed as one of the top 50 Marvel villains, and this issue is one of the 100 key silver age comics issues.

There’s also talk of Dr Doom appearing in the forthcoming Black Panther sequel.

Watch him do cool stuff to the smarmy Reed Richards here.  

Inferred Value – [Insiders Only]

Rally bought this copy from ​[Insiders Only] in January 2021 for ​[Insiders Only], which is our baseline valuation. This is reasonably well-supported by a purchase for $65k in December.

Category Strength

The comics category has returned 34.9% ROI so far across the entire portfolio.

Subcategory Strength

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Risk Profile

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Recent Growth Trend

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Growth Outlook and Future Catalysts

Turning up in the Black Panther sequel would be big for Dr Doom, so that’s something to keep an eye on. There are also two Heritage Auctions to look out for in the next couple weeks.

  1. 9.4 Graded issue: Anything over $195k should bump the value of this issue
  2. 8.5 Graded issue: Anything over $60k should bump the value of this issue

Asset Liquidity

This will have a roughly 90 day lockup period then will trade every 60-90 days.

Platform Risk

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The guy survived getting melted. That’s pretty cool.  

Points 6/10

Other ways you can invest in Dr Doom

If you don’t fancy the comic above, and you’d like to spend a lot of money on Dr Doom, eBay has some cool stuff.

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Fantastic Four #5 on Rally

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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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