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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Green Lantern #1 Volume 2 Values


Been a while since I've done one of these comic book values posts, and since a Green Lantern Corps movie is so far still planned for the DCeU, I am a bit curious to see how this has done as a comic investment over the decades. While this does not have the 1st appearance of Hal Jordan or John Stewart or Guy Gardner, this is still a key issue 1st appearance of the Guardians of the Universe.

I almost keep typing Guardians of the Galaxy every single time. The Guardians are key supporting characters within the Green Lantern mythos and there's pretty much no Green Lanterns without the Guardians as they are the race of beings who established and created the intergalactic police force.
 
The Guardians have always reminded me of shorter clones of Kelsey Grammer. Anyway, the Guardians were created by John Broome and Gil Kane and have been in DC Comics a long time with numerous appearances.

Like most significant comic characters, their mythos and origins have been expanded upon and told in greater detail throughout the years. The Guardians are from Maltus and were among the first intelligent life forms in the universe.

One of these Maltusians named Krona (debut in Green Lantern #40 of the same titled series) was responsible for creating the multiverse in an experiment that went wrong. The other Maltusians felt responsible and moved to Oa, in which they sought to bring order and peace to the universe by combating evil. 

No need to keep on keeping on about the importance of this key issue, so let's see how this one has done throughout the decades since that's really what we're here for.



OVERSTREET GUIDE 82-83 12TH EDITION

Mint: $200
Fine: $90
Good: $30

OVERSTREET GUIDE 90-91 20TH EDITION

Near Mint: $660
Fine: $285
Good: $95

OVERSTREET GUIDE 2002-03 33RD EDITION

Near Mint: $4200
VF/NM: $3122
Very Fine: $2043
Fine: $681
Very Good: $454
Good: $227

OVERSTREET GUIDE 2014-15 44TH EDITION

Near Mint-: $15,500
VF/NM: $9850
Very Fine: $4200
Fine: $1350
Very Good: $900
Good: $450

OVERSTREET GUIDE 2015-16 45TH EDITION

Near Mint-: $16,000
VF/NM: $10,100
Very Fine: $4200
Fine: $1350
Very Good: $900
Good: $450


OVERSTREET GUIDE 2016-17 46TH EDITION

Near Mint- (9.2): $16,500
VF/NM: $10,350
Very Fine: $4200
Fine: $1350
Very Good: $900
Good: $450



In the last three years, this comic went up around $1,000 for 9.2s or about $500 per year in 3 years. 9.0s went up $250 per year in 3 years. VFs and below have been stagnate in the OPG.

However, concerning CGC 6.0s have had two sales on eBay in 2015 at $1,285.00 and then $1,950.00 compared to the $1350 Overstreet Guide. Last recorded eBay sale recorded at GoCollect has a CGC 4.0 sell for $790.00 back in January of this year, 2017, which is under OPG's values from 2014 to 2017 so far.

2.0 or GDs have sold under guide values as well. Most recent was back in March of 2016 for $399.95 dollars.

Just for the hell of it, let's somewhat compare this to other DC keys of the very early Silver Age. 

Flash #105
Green Lantern #1
9.2 - $24,000

VF/NM (9.0) $15,100

VF (8.0) $6200

FN (6.0) $1820

VG (4.0) $1040

GD (2.0) $520
Near Mint- (9.2): $16,500

VF/NM: $10,350

Very Fine: $4200

Fine: $1350

Very Good: $900

Good: $450

Brave & the Bold #28
Green Lantern #1
9.2 - $72,000

VF/NM (9.0) $44,000

VF (8.0) $16,000

FN (6.0) $4800

VG (4.0) $2400

GD (2.0) $1200
Near Mint- (9.2): $16,500

VF/NM: $10,350

Very Fine: $4200

Fine: $1350

Very Good: $900

Good: $450

Justice League of America #1
Green Lantern #1
9.2 - $24,000

VF/NM (9.0) $15,000

VF (8.0) $6,000

FN (6.0) $2000

VG (4.0) $1000

GD (2.0) $500
Near Mint- (9.2): $16,500

VF/NM: $10,350

Very Fine: $4200

Fine: $1350

Very Good: $900

Good: $450
 
Love for Green Lantern #1 volume 2 is a bit lacking, but take from it what you will. I also updated the Green Lantern #7 values with the 44th, 45th, and 46th OPG values if you're interested in seeing how that investment comic has done in the last few years according to Overstreet.






1 comment:

  1. Until I cough up the dough for a Showcase #22, Green Lantern #1 Vol 2 and #7 are the Grails of my collection so this article was a great read regarding their value over time. I purchased #1 raw for $500 and it received a 4.0 from CBCS so the value was good. I purchased #7 for $160 and it received a 4.0 from CBCS as well, so value was not good and I should have looked for a better copy. As a casual collector, I don't feel the need to upgrade from VG 4.0 though.

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