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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

HIGH GRADE ALERT: Thief of Thieves #1 CGC 9.8

Thief of Thieves #1 
First full appearance of Redmond
First issue to series
Published: February 1, 2012
Publisher: Image Skybound  
Writer: Robert Kirkman and Nick Spencer 
Artist: Shawn Martinbrough

High Grade Key Issue Located:  

eBay Search - Quite a few CGC 9.8s. There are variants and multiple printings. There are also a few 1st printings for CGC 9.8s. Two are on auction at the time of this writing. One is located in Canada and both don't have that much time left.

Most recent auction was bid up to $115 for CGC 9.8. If you read this at a much later time, I'm sure there will still be auctions for 9.8s, but I'm betting they'll be dropping for a lot more mulah!


LK brought this to my attention in a comment about this issue on here on a different post, and he was right on the money about it. This comic is hot and I'll give you two reasons if you haven't been paying attention.

One, it's a Robert Kirkman comic, and although his other comics aren't really doing diddly squat (yet), Kirkman is greatly tied into the world of television production because of the success of The Walking Dead. Nuff said there. Okay, maybe not.

Then there's point two that LK also mentioned: This comic is going to become yet another television show on the same channel that airs The Walking Dead - AMC!

So, yep, this comic is hot and already blowing up. Thief of Thieves #1 only came out in 2012, and it's already selling past the $100 mark for CGC 9.8s. Not the same for unslabbed copies, but those aren't trailing far behind for high grade ones.

Created by Robert Kirkman and Nick Spencer, Thief of Thieves is about Conrad Paulson, who is a master thief that goes by the name of Redmond. He is considered the greatest thief of modern times, and his double life came at the expense of his family.

In the comics, he announces his retirement from thievery in order to win back his ex wife Audrey and his son Augustus. Despite trying to quit the game, the game hasn't quit him.

Not the most original of stories in the least. Sounds a lot like the characters in the Italian Job remake with Marky Mark, but it does sound interesting. Who isn't intrigued with a master thief and a secret world of thieves? Well, as long as they ain't stealing my shit I'm intrigued. Actually, if they were stealing my stuff I'd be even more intrigued.

Just another of the many comic book television shows in production, and it does need to become pretty popular. The print run for Thief of Thieves #1 is about 17,000 copies for the first print, which is low but not super low like The Walking Dead #1.

Still, it's already showing a lot of promise in the market right now, as you're reading this right now. Yes, that's a hint. Oh, yes, and for those who consider previews as first appearances, then you'll need to hit up The Walking Dead #93 which has a 3 page preview of Thief of Thieves that predates the first issue. You can click the blue link to be brought to the eBay search results on that issue as well. That issue is not in super demand, nor that well-known as of the moment.

Just letting you all know the scoop on that too. So thanks to LK for rocking out this info a while back, and I seriously hope you read his comment and got in on that action early. If not, don't worry. It's still not too late, but it's quickly beginning to creep up for sure. 

Alrighty, stay tuned for more comic goodness and thanks for reading. Share if you feel like being social.

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