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Looking for only the best high grade comics or key issue comic books? Here are the most recent alerts on where to find these high grade CGC comic books or unslabbed high grade books.

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HIGH GRADE ALERT: Jonny Quest #1 CGC 8.5
Getting into some more Gold Key comics here, and this one is a Silver Age goodie. But why this one? Definitely no superhero, but that doesn't matter as you'll soon find out. Despite not being a superhero comic, this Silver Age key issue from Gold Key is actually a sought out and already pretty valuable. Find out why I'm recommending this one early and why this one will be a great comic to invest in for either the long-term or short-term. Just click the link to find out all about this High Grade Alert and why you should be considering it. And pretty darn soon!

Here we are with another high grade alert and for a comic that has yet to really catch on in the market. Sure, it is known, but the market at large isn't exactly pushing up the prices to crazy land for this Bronze Age key issue comic. However, this under the radar gem does have the potential to get into crazy land. Yes, it is a key issue that's pretty important to a character that is hot in the market due to a certain surprise comic movie hit that recently came out. All you gotta do is click the blue title link or that awesome comic cover image to your left and you'll find out just why this may be a good comic investment to snag and quite soon! Enjoy and good luck on your hunt!

HIGH GRADE ALERT: Iron Man #125 CGC SS 9.8!

Been a while since I've dropped one of these, so here's another High Grade Alert and this time we are talking about a highly unknown key issue comic concerning a certain character that will hit the theaters this year. Find out why this extremely under the radar and highly unknown key issue is important and just may be a sleeper gem to snag really soon. All you gotta do is click the blue title link or the image to the left to discover what it is about this comic that you should take notice of. Other than, hope you enjoy the article anyways. Thanks for reading and good luck on your hunt.

HIGH GRADE ALERT: TMNT #3 NYCC "White Lairds Photo" Variant CGC 8.5 VF+!
I know, I know, I'm not into variants and I rarely ever write about them, but for those who do like variants and actively seek them out, here's one to chew on. This is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 NYCC "White Lairds Photo" variant that was printed up specifically for the New York Comic Con back in the day and you'll find out exactly why this comic is rare and sought after. Also, besides finding out some juicy information about this book, you'll also discover where to find an 8.5 VF+ that I've located. Just click the link or the image to read more.
This comic is becoming pretty hot right now in CGC 9.8s, and it's really no surprise concerning the recent news about Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice. Of course, this comic has the first appearance of a certain character who may appear in the Zack Snyder film. Nothing's been confirmed yet, but this issue is heating up quickly. Find out just who the new possible villain in the film is by clicking the title link or the image. There is also another first appearance in this issue that may contribute to getting this issue as well.

HIGH GRADE ALERT: Batman #567 CGC 9.4 NM

Here we go with another High Grade Alert. Been a while since I've posted a High Grade Alert, but right now is the perfect time for this issue. Yes, I know, it's a Modern Age comic, but this Batman key issue just may see a bump in demand once the big news about it circulates even deeper and further online. That's right! Find out why Batman #567 and exactly what first appearance or first appearances will make this issue hot in the near future. Just click the link or the cover image to discover what's going on.

HIGH GRADE ALERT: Thief of Thieves #1 CGC 9.8
It looks like Robert Kirkman has done it again with this comic series and Thief of Thieves #1 is on the movie in demand due to a certain something that's in the works. I'm sure you can guess what that is, but a few CGC 9.8 copies have been located. Find out where and why you should seriously consider this comic as an investment sooner rather than later.

HIGH GRADE ALERT: Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CGC 9.8

Behold! Another High Grade Alert, and another one from DC Comics! Wow, who would've guessed, right? Well, now the answer to the question, Why this particular issue? Tales of the Teen Titans #44 is starting to heat up, and like most key issue comics, there's a good reason for this happening. Click the link to find out why you should be on the hunt for this key issue and where you can locate a high grade CGC 9.8 of this comic. Oh, the cheapest one online at the moment of this writing as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

HIGH GRADE ALERT: DC Comics Presents #26 CGC 9.8
Get ready! Get set! Go! This bronze age key issue is gonna have a lot of comic investors and collectors eying this comic real soon. Some great news has recently spilled onto the net and a certain character making an appearance in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. Find out exactly why this comic will heat up soon and just why you should consider adding it to you vault as soon as possible. Also, find out the cheapest place I've located this comic at CGC 9.8 just by clicking the title link or image.

HIGH GRADE ALERT: Swamp Thing #37 Volume 2 CGC 9.6 Located
Quite a few copies of Swamp Thing #37 at CGC 9.6 located. I've listed the cheapest available finds in this High Grade Alert for under $250. If they're no longer there, they've been snagged for sure. No doubt this Copper Age key issue is on the hot burner right now and a good investment comic to consider. If you're on the hunt for this key issue comic, you need to read this to find some good deals. If you're not on the hunt for this book, read this to discover why you should be. 

HIGH GRADE ALERT: X-Factor #24 CGC 9.8
Key issue comics that deal with Apocalypse are getting a lot of love in the comic market now. Yes, it has to with the fact that the character will appear in the next X-Men movie after Days of Future past. So, if you're on the hunt for key issues pertaining to Apocalypse, then click the link to find out why X-Factor #24 is on the hot burner right now and where you can find yourself a high grade copy of this copper age bad boy.

HIGH GRADE ALERT: CGC 8.0 Fantastic Four #46!
A high grade CGC 8.0 Fantastic Four #46 has been recently located. In case you're wondering why this issue is so special and primed to be on the hot burner pretty soon, you'll need to click the link above and discover exactly why. Most of you already know why this early silver age key issue is becoming in demand, but if you're on the hunt for this key comic, look no further, this high grade copy just may or not be the perfect grade for your budget.

What's on the hot burner right now? X-Factor #6. Who's on the hot burner right now? It's none other than Apocalypse. Actually, he's been on the hot burner ever since Bryan Singer suddenly announced the next X-Men movie being X-Men Apocalypse. I've located this issue at CGC 9.8s from two different locations so you can price compare. This comic is dropping at extremely ridiculous prices right now. Click to read to find out where I've located these high grade copies! Thanks and enjoy. 

HIGH GRADE ALERT: Marvel Premiere #47 CGC 9.8 Signature Series!

It seems the Marvel Premiere title is getting lots of love recently in the world of comic. With the recent casting news of Michael Douglas as Henry Pym, it's now certain that the new Ant-Man film will unfortunately focus on the 2nd Ant-Man instead of the original. For this reason, Marvel Premiere #47 is on the hot burner, and I've located a gorgoeus CGC 9.8 Signature Series. Just click the link to read and discover where you can find this beauty and exactly whose signature adorns the cover for this particular high grade copy.
HIGH GRADE ALERT: Marvel Premiere #1 CGC 9.6! Pedigree!

Marvel Premiere #1 comic cover
This isn't just a high grade NM+ copy of the origin of Adam Warlock. This particular bronze age key issue is a Pedigree comic. That's right, it's one of those elite comic books from those rare and special comic collections you always hear about. If you don't know what a Pedigree comic book is, you'll need to click the link above. I do explain it in this read. If you want to find out from what collection this Pedigree Marvel Premiere #1 is from, just visit the link or click the image!

Copper age key issue should be no problem finding in high grades, but this one is the best deal I could find so far for X-Factor #5. Make no mistake that X-Factor #5 is getting hotter and hotter right now, because it holds the first appearance of a certain bad guy. A lot of fans already speculated that it was only a matter of time before this villain made his way into a movie, and it looks like they were right. Find out who and why this copper age issue should be snagged as quick as possible before it goes up even further! As always, hope you enjoy and share with your friends.

HIGH GRADE ALERT: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 CGC 8.5 VF+
A high grade Amazing Spider-man Annual #1 has been located. This copy is a CGC 8.5 VF+ copy. Not too shabby for a silver age comic published in 1964. However, in light of some new news concerning the new Spider-Man movie sequel, this silver age key issue just might be a smart investment choice to gun for. Read to find out what important Marvel first appearance this key issue comic holds and just why ASM Annual #1 may soon get a huge boost in demand! As always enjoy and happy hunting!  

HIGH GRADE ALERT! Marvel Premiere #15 CGC 9.4 Signature Series!

This bronze age key issue comic must may be potentially on the hot burner in the next coming days or even months. News of  a certain something-something just may make this comic even more sought after. So, for all you comic investing fans out there, I've located a very nice CGC 9.4 Signature Series copy! Find out why this comic might blow up, whose signature's graces the cover, and where you can find this awesome comic to snag up for your comic collection!

HIGH GRADE ALERT! Green Lantern #87 CGC 9.4 Located!

An often overlooked key issue from the Green Lantern comic series. Find out where you can get this high grade Green Lantern #87. This copy is a CGC Signature Series. Just click the link or the image to find out whose famous name it is and exactly why this issue is a great comic investment to consider adding to your comic book collection! Thanks for reading and enjoy!

CGC 9.6 Amazing Spider-Man 129! First Appearance of The Punisher!

Ah, it appears I haven't issued a High Grade Alert in quite sometime. It also appears, I've never issued a high grade alert for Amazing Spider-Man #129! How could I miss the first appearance of the Punisher, eh? My bad! Well, here it is. Visit the link or click the image to find out where you can find one of the most sought out Marvel first appearances in Amazing Spider-Man #129, the first appearance of The Punisher a.k.a Frank Castle.

Strange Tales #126! First Appearance of Dormammu Located!

The first appearance of Dormammu in Strange Tales #126 is no easy find. This is especially true for CGC high grade copies. Nevertheless, my high grade key issue collectors, this silver age key comic is primed to get a nice push in demand, and I've located a high grade CGC copy. Read this post to find out where you can find this at and just why Strange Tales #126 and the first appearance of Dormammu may be on the hot burner pretty darn soon!

HIGH GRADE ALERT: CGC 9.4 Fantastic Four #67

A silver age key issue that's highly worth noting and one of the many keys within the Fantastic Four comics. I've located a solid CGC 9.4 high grade Near Mint copy of Fantastic Four #67. Read this article to discover exactly why this key issue will most likely get a nice jump in demand as well as where to snag this high grade silver age key comic. You know what to do! Just visit the link or click the image and enjoy! Thanks for reading!

HIGH GRADE ALERT! CGC 9.6 Marvel Premiere #1 

Marvel Premiere #1 comic cover
A gorgeous and high grade key CGC 9.6 has been located for this bronze age key issue. This origin of Adam Warlock is primed to get its due on the hot burner. It won't be a sleeper key issue comic for much longer. Click the link or the comic image to read why Marvel Premiere #1 should be on your comic want list and why you should be in a huff to get this #1 Marvel key issue. The clock is ticking on this one!

HIGH GRADE ALERT! CGC 9.6 Strange Tales #180! First Appearance of Gamora!

This issue is hot right now, and if you're on the hunt for a high grade CGC copy of this key issue then Total Comic Mayhem has found two CGC and PGX 9.6 NM+ copies of Strange Tales #180 available for you to add to your comic collection. I doubt that these will last long where they are at. One is up for auction on ebay, so click the link to read more about where you can snag these key issues. Did I mention they were hot right now?

HIGH GRADE ALERT! CGC 9.4-9.8 X-Men #141 & 142 Located!

Two of the hottest X-Men comics to date. Thes bronze age key issues, X-Men #141 & #142 contain the 2 part story Days of Future Past. There have been various high grade CGC copies located for both of these issues. If you're on the hunt for these two issues be sure to click the link to find out where you can score these high grade beauties.


HIGH GRADE ALERT! CGC 9.8 1977 Marvel Star Wars Comic #1 Located!

High grade CGC Marvel Comics 1977 Star Wars #1 has been located. Click the link to discover where you can find this key issue Marvel Comic and exactly why you need to snag this original sleeper comic as soon as you possibly can! 


HIGH GRADE ALERT! CGC 9.6 & 9.8 Hulk 181 for Sale - First Appearance of Wolverine!
Multiple copies of high grade CGC Incredible Hulk 181 for sale. Read more to find out where to get these bad boys. 

The full first appearance of Wolverine at high grades won't last long before someone snags 'em.

HIGH GRADE ALERT! CGC 9.4 Amazing Spider-Man #13 Located!

Wow another high grade silver age key issue pops back up into the market. This time it's the first appearance of Mysterio - that wacky, weird master of illusions. 

Total Comic Mayhem has found a high grade CGC 9.4 Near Mint copy for sale. 


HIGH GRADE X-Men #1 & 94 Plus Giant Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.8 Located!

That's right! High grade X-Men #94 and Giant Size X-Men #1 located. Both CGC graded and astounding! Also, an unslabbed X-Men #1 also found. Just visit the link above or click the image to the right to discover where to find these hard to find, high grade key comic book issues!

Iron Man #55 - First Appearance of Thanos At!

High grade PGX 9.4 located of the very first appearance of Thanos and Drax the Destroyer. There was a CGC 9.6 available, but that was swiped real quick!

Why is that? Two words: Avengers 2! This book is hot! Don't hesitate!


  1. I want to buy hulk 181 8.5 cgc copy. there asking for 2k is that a lot money. I don't want to miss my chance to buy hot comic. two years ago I had a chance to buy amazing fantasy 15 2.0 raw copy at comic connect for 2k. my window close because I was laid off from my job but know is open again.

    1. Yes, they are asking a bit too much. There is a copy up for auction on eBay CGC 8.5 Hulk 181 at $1600 with no bids on it yet. There is also a Buy It Now for $1895 on eBay and has a Best Offer option, which I think you could haggle for around $1700. Try those options first. It ain't a 2k book yet at that grade.

  2. hello again; I got some great news. I went to ebay to see the auction you told me about and put my bid in and I won my big book for $1600. thank you, now the next book to get is giant size x-men 1 for Christmas my gift to me.

  3. ebay selling xmen 141-142 mint copies

    1. So you're saying you're selling X-Men #141 and 142 9.9 CGC copies?