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Monday, April 28, 2014

Key Issue Comics Between $200 to $500 Part 2

Part 2 to this key issue comics list between $200 to $500. Sorry, but a lot of these you have already seen here on Total Comic Mayhem in different key issues lists, but that's the nature of doing these kinds of lists. I'll be constantly repeating myself.

These issues are falling between those two numbers at the time of this writing. That may change quickly or may not. If you missed Part 1, just click the blue link to catch up on that. If not, enjoy Part 2.




Amazing Spider-Man #252 May, 1984 (CGC 9.8)

The first black suit Spidey in the regular comic series has been a strong sought out key issue comic for quite a while now. To be honest, I like the black suit the best.

It is surprising, however, that this issue barely made this list, as it barely cracks over the $200 mark for recent auctions. Buy It Nows have no problem selling around the $230 or $240 mark.

This one may be one to keep an eye out for, especially if Sony is planning to do a Venom spin off movie. There's also a good chance that the Amazing Spider-Man movie franchise may do the black suit as well. If you got this key issue, best to hold onto it or grade it if you think it's high enough.

eBay - No auctions as of yet. Cheapest Buy It Now is $252. 

ComicConnect - Two CGC 9.8s here. One is asking for $260 and the other is asking for a smack, because the price needs to be lowered.





Caliber Presents #1 January, 1989 (CGC 9.8)

Another one in which I've repeated myself on here. I don't want to say too much about this one, because I'll sound like a broken record. This is the first appearance of The Crow and was featured on my Miscellaneous  Key Issues list a few weeks back. Definitely a Copper Age key issue and is definitely a sought out book for sure...well, at least for CGC 9.8s and made this list and in this price range.

eBay - Only one option left from the last time I suggested this comic. Not really sure if it's a good price, but there are14 people watching it, however. It has a Best Offer option on it, though.





The Incredible Hulk #340 February, 1988 (CGC 9.8)

More goodness by Todd McFarlane. This isn't technically a key issue, but fans love this comic. I guess it's because it's another famous bout between the Hulk vs. Wolverine.

As we all know, Wolverine first appeared in the Incredible Hulk series and the two famously went at it. They didn't do so for a long, long time until this issue. 

I do have to admit, I'm not very fond of the way Wolverine is drawn or colored in this issue. It really looks like all the artwork was rushed to get it done quickly. Still, it was one of my favorite comics to read over and over again as a kid. If only I knew what I know now: I would've bought a boat load of copies!

eBay - Plenty of Buy It Nows. No auctions as of yet for this Copper Age comic. 

mycomicshop - One CGC 9.8 copy here at $239.95. Really decently priced, but has a buyer's premium so it isn't the cheapest option.

ComicConnectCheapest option so far is a copy here at exactly $239. ComicConnect also does not charge a buyer's premium also. This is the cheapest and most decently priced copy I could find. You may want to wait for an auction.




Amazing Spider-Man #298 March, 1988 (CGC 9.8)

First McFarlane work on Amazing Spider-Man and the first appearance of Eddie Brock, who later becomes Venom! Yeah, this is a Copper Age key issue, but it is worth owning as an investment comic, especially if you're a fan of Todd McFarlane's artwork.

This issue is on the move up and has reached the price range of $200 to $500 in CGC 9.8 grades. A lot of people I know have grown up with these comics, including myself.

eBay - No problem finding over-priced Buy It Nows for this issue, but a bit of hunt to get an auction. Only one auction decently priced. This comic has been dropping around $230 on average.

mycomicshop - Only one CGC 9.8 copy here, and it's going for $270.






Wolverine #1 Volume 1 September, 1982 (CGC 9.8)

This one again. Yep, I've toted this guy since news of the Wolverine movie being based off this comic series, and I've never had any beef saying that it is one my favorite Wolverine comic stories ever.

No surprise since it is written by Chris Claremont. Any who, this is the first Wolverine series ever, even though it's only a limited series, and has the first appearance of Yukio. This comic is dropping for less than $250 in recent sales on eBay. 

eBay - Never really a problem finding this comic at any grade, but it's a bit more of a hunt to find auctions for this Copper Age key issue. At the time of this writing, it appears that only one auction is going on and ends in 3 days.

mycomicshop - Three CGC 9.8 regular Universal copies here. Lowest is $250 so far.





Amazing Spider-Man #162 November, 1976 (CGC 9.8)


Hey, it's this comic again, but in a different grade. That's right, the first appearance of Jigsaw in Amazing Spider-Man #162 at CGC 9.8 grades is still one of the more affordable bronze age key issues out there. Well, at least, for an Amazing Spider-Man book, and let's face it, those books are always in demand anywhere.

You can still get this for under $300 bucks at CGC 9.8 grades, and probably even cheaper with auction listings.

eBay - Only one Buy It Now option. Still under $300. Best to wait for an auction to pop up. This comic isn't in high demand nor near it in the meantime.

mycomicshop - One available at $250.



That concludes Part 2. If you missed Part 1, no worries. Just click the PREVIOUS link below to check that out.

Part 3 is ready so just click the PART 3 blue link below. If you missed the other earlier price range lists, you can click the blue links at the very bottom of this post to check those out. 

Thanks for reading!




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