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Friday, May 27, 2016

X-Men #4 Comic Book Values



No doubt that X-Men #4 from the 1st series is one of the big X-Men key issues out there. It's a huge key issue in the titled series actually and has a lot of 1sts.

By now, it's pretty well-known that this comic holds the 1st appearance of Quicksilver and the 1st appearance of Scarlet Witch, both popular members of the Avengers. Unfortunately, they killed off Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it's the only reason why my brother thinks the movie is lame.

However, Quicksilver is still a live-action character in the realm of FOX and their take on the X-Men. Okay, so those two firsts are extremely important, but just as important is that this issue has the first appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

Led by Magneto concerning it's original incarnation, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants have been long-time fan-favorite adversaries of the X-Men without a doubt. So, another important key notation, and, of course, this includes introducing characters like the Toad and Mastermind.

X-Men #4 also holds the 2nd appearance of Magneto as well. Now, we've got the significance of this comic out of the way, let's see some X-Men #4 comic book values shall we?


OVERSTREET 1982-83 GUIDE 12TH EDITION

Mint: $50
Fine: $25
Good: $8.50 


OVERSTREET 1990-91 GUIDE 20TH EDITION

Near Mint: $160
Fine: $70
Good: $23


OVERSTREET 2002-03 GUIDE 33RD EDITION

Near Mint: $985
Very Fine: $510
Fine: $180
Very Good: $120
Good: $60


OVERSTREET 2015-16 GUIDE 45TH EDITION

Near Mint (low): $4,000
Very Fine: $1,142
Fine: $423
Very Good: $284
Good: $141


Elizabeth Olsen was cast as Scarlet Witch in late 2013 for Age of Ultron, and it was confirmed that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch would appear in the flick around August of that year. Evan Peters casting as Quicksilver for X-Men Days of Future Past happened around May of 2013.

Let's see how 2015 looked concerning their CGC counterparts:

eBay 2015 CGC sales


CGC 9.2 - $6,499.99 - March
CGC 9.2 - $8,900.00 - February

CGC 8.0 - $2,100.00 - December
CGC 8.0 - $2,550.00 - September
CGC 8.0 - $4,000.00 - August
CGC 8.0 - $3,500.00 - May
CGC 8.0 - $2,225.00- May
CGC 8.0 - $1,876.00 - February

CGC 6.0 - $549.99 - November
CGC 6.0 - $499.99 - October
CGC 6.0 - $480.00 - June
CGC 6.0 - $420.00 - April
CGC 6.0 - $290.00 - February

CGC 4.0 - $275.00 - March
CGC 2.0 - No sale on eBay


Looks like CGC 4.0 Very Good only had one sale in 2015 on eBay and it fell slightly under guide. Even the lowest sale on eBay for 8.0 sold a bit higher than Overstreet's VF raw value. 

As for the big gun CGC 9.8 of X-Men #4, a copy sold at Heritage Auctions for $26,290.00 back in July of 2012. There's currently only two CGC 9.8s in the CGC Census and both are Universals.

Giant-Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.2 - $1,600.00 - May, 2016
X-Men #94 CGC 9.2 - $1,125.00 - May, 2016
X-Men #4 CGC 9.2 - $3,000.00 - December, 2015
X-Men #2 CGC 9.2 - $4,851.00 - January, 2013
X-Men #3 CGC 9.2 - $2,500.00 - March, 2015


Just for the hell of it, I decided to stack this comic up to the other top significant X-Men keys just to see how well X-Men #4 did at CGC 9.2. Yes, I excluded issue #1. Not bad. Looks like it might be the 3rd most valuable X-Men key so far.

To my fellow Americans, enjoy Memorial Day Weekend and give thanks to those who have died in service of our country.





2 comments:

  1. just picked up a Fantastic Four 52 CGC 4.0 for around $300 extremely happ with it but i was curious how you think this book will fare in the next 5-10 years. thanks - EC

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  2. Sell it wait a few months then up grade JW

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