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Friday, April 25, 2014

HIGH GRADE ALERT: DC Comics Presents #26 CGC 9.8

DC Comics Presents #26 
Volume 1 
First appearance of Cyborg
First appearance of Raven
First appearance of Starfire  
Published: October, 1980
Writer: Jim Starlin, Marv Wolfman
Artist: Jim Starlin
Inker: Steve Mitchell


eBay - Handful of CGC 9.8 options for this late bronze age key issue comic on the mighty eBay! Two of the cheaper options are being sold by mycomicshop and it is cheaper to get them on their actual site.

mycomicshop - Two CGC 9.8s for $350, plus $10.50 buyer premium. Still cheaper than eBay. The two here are the cheapest options for CGC 9.8 copies I've been able to locate so far.


A whopper of a key issue with loads of first appearances, we have the first appearance of Raven, Starfire, and Cyborg. While the other first appearances are important, the first appearance of Cyborg is going to be the focus for the next several years concerning this bronze age key issue.

If you read my earlier post, you'd know that Cyborg, Victor Stone, will be making his big onscreen debut in the Superman vs. Batman directed by Zack Snyder. Yes, you heard that right.

Although not confirmed just yet by Warner Bros., newcomer Ray Fisher will step into the role of Cyborg. Reports say that role will be a minor one, but it definitely looks like DC Comics and Warner Bros. are making a play to compete with Marvel's huge superhero ensemble The Avengers by building up towards a Justice League movie.

If that is the case, then this key issue will be on the hot burner for quite a while. The news is still fresh, so the demand has not gone bonkers just yet for DC Comics Presents #26, but you can bet that it will.

Right now CGC 9.8s are still below $500, but I'm expecting this to change. A few years ago, I recommended Iron Man #55 at 9.6 when the Latino Review put out the rumor that Thanos will be in the Avengers movie, and that was just a rumor.

Back then you could get an Iron Man #55 at a CGC 9.6 for $500, now it's near the $2,000 mark. Like I said before, DC Comics Presents #26 at high grade CGC 9.8 is below $500, so it will definitely be one of the best bronze age key issues to be on the hunt for this year.

Cyborg was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, who both created Raven and Starfire. You can click the link to read more about Cyborg cast in Superman vs. Batman.


  1. Wow! News travels fast. Those 9.8's on eBay went FAST!! I guess the 9.6 I got isn't too bad either. Thanks for the 411 on all the latest news. You're taking all the hard work out of this for me. I'll see ya later tonight for some brews.

    1. They went a little bit after one hour after I posted this. Super quick. Now, all the normal Universal CGC 9.8s have dropped on eBay. Definitely one to keep an eye out for when an auction is thrown out there.

      The 9.6 you got is an investment also. A boatload just got recently listed at $339 with best offers, so you got in on it early. News travels fast, but it still needs a bit more time to heat up. It's only been a day so far.

  2. How do you feel about getting comics pressed before sending to CGC. Me and my favorite comic dealer were arguing about this the other day. I like you get what you get no changing but he says its all about the $$$$
    Thank you enjoy your interesting articles.

    1. Let me take a stab at this question. Pressing a comic is all about your prefrence I guess. If you like the book to look the way you bought it, then don't press it. However, if you decide to press it, CGC doesn't consider this restoration so your comic won't come back with the horrible purple label. I'm not sure if the book would come back at a higher grade if it was pressed though.
      I have to agree with your friend though, when it comes to comic investing, it is all about the $$. That's just my 2 cents.

    2. I agree with Gerry on the subject. CGC doesn't consider pressing as restoration...kinda a loophole if you're asking me. I don't really make that big a deal about pressing. The day CGC says they're gonna consider pressing restoration, I'll make a big stink about it.