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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

X-Men #5 CGC 6.5

By: Gerry D

I happened to buy this comic very early in the year this year and probably not for the reasons you might think I did. It's a much simpler explanation. 

Most would think that since Avengers 2 Age of Ultron was coming out fairly soon, that I bought this book when I did because it holds the 2nd appearance of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, but I assure you that they were not the main reasons for me to get it. The real reasons are as follows.

1) It's an early X-Men book. There is no need to wonder if it's going to be a good investment. 

Early X-Men books will always go up in value. There is very little chance that I'm going to lose any money on this investment. I've always been told that when it comes to X-Men comics, numbers 1-10 are solid comic book investments.

2) It's an early Magneto appearance. It's his 3rd appearance actually. When you think of great X-Men villains, Magneto will be at the top of most everyone's lists.

Those are the two main reasons I got this comic for my collection. The appearances of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are just the icing on the cake for me.

I happened to buy this comic from the same company that Vic has had so much trouble with in the past with his Showcase #23 and Green Lantern #9. I, however, didn't have any problems with my order like he did. Also, where Vic bought it through their eBay store, I went straight to their website.

Originally I was going to buy this book on eBay. I made an offer of $250 to them and they responded that $285 was the cheapest that they could go but they also stated that if I went to their website I could get it cheaper. 

So that's what I did. I went to their website and found the book. It was listed for $275. Since I'm such a savy online shopper, I thought I'd search to see if there were any online coupon codes. 

I was surprised that there was one available. It wasn't for much though. Only $5. But hey, 5 bucks is 5 bucks. So I went through my usual research to see if that extra $20 was worth it and obviously decided it was. Now it has a nice comfortable spot in my Vault.


  1. Hey Mr. D,

    interesting post. I' m always looking for a New Mutants 98 but I guess when it comes down to story and art, those old X-Men comics still rule.


  2. i know people look for all the hot new stuff . as mentioned above, new mutants 98, or first harley quinn, etc etc.

    you really cant beat the good quality gold and silver age comics. rarity, age, collectability, early x-men, early spiderman, early FF, etc etc. golden age? batman, superman, wonderwoman, etc etc.

    1. I agree with this as I do find myself always going backwards in terms of comics to hunt for. The speculation comics are great if you can get in on them cheap and early and then flip for sure, but in my long term investment Vault, I always prefer to hit up early Bronze, Silver Age, and even Golden Age since many good G.A. keys are becoming neglected in the current market.

      However, I do admit that I'm also reverting back to just getting comics that I want as well or that I'm a fan of and the investment side of it takes a backseat.