Hot 25 Comics by Rodman Comics


Hot comics are always in high demand. New comedy films mean a new interest in the comic characters on which they are based. The market for back issues of comics is constantly changing. As the owner of Rodman Comics, I research back issues to try to meet demand. This column is me sharing what I learned. This is my view, while others may differ.

The market for back issues of comic books is sometimes chaotic. Today’s hot comic may be cold and forgotten tomorrow, or a comic that has been sitting in a dollar bin for a long time may suddenly become in demand. We once had Deadpool’s first appearance in New Mutants Number 98 from 1991, when we first opened over ten years ago for less than thirty dollars, and it took a while to sell. Currently, chances are we could easily get over four hundred dollars for it. If and when the third Deadpool movie hits theaters, there’s a good chance the price tag will go up. I have a lot of comic book stories that we’ve sold over the years that have grown a lot over time. I also have a lot of comic book stories that have sold for a handsome amount that have plummeted in price over the years.

Prices shown on this listing are for raw, ungraded comics in near mint condition. I try to steer clear of variant covers when writing these. There are so many variations offered by publishers that it’s like playing Russian roulette with prizes. Prices can change quickly. Something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. One man’s bric-a-brac is another man’s treasure. If I knew for sure which comics would go up in value, I’d be a millionaire.

Now for the latest 25 Hot Comics article!

  1. action comics #340 From 1966. First appearance of the first Parasite. $800
  2. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #1 Since 1988 $50
  3. amazing spider man #10 From 2015 Spider-Punk’s first appearance. $40
  4. avengers #267 From 1986 First appearance of Kang Council. $35
  5. Batman #666 From 2007 First appearance of Professor Pyg $25
  6. Batman Harley Quinn #1 From 1999. First Harley Quinn in the DCU. $140
  7. Captain America #6 From 2005’s First Complete Winter Soldier. $75
  8. DC Comics Presents #49 From 1982, Captain Marvel (Shazam) and Superman vs. Black Adam. $45
  9. The Fantastic Four #94 From 1970 First Agatha Harkness. $150
  10. The Fantastic Four #211 From 1979 First Terrax. $70
  11. The Green Lantern #59 From 1968 First Guy Gardner. $175
  12. Invincible Iron Man #7 From 2016 Riri Williams’ first appearance. $80
  13. Journey into mystery Annual #1 From 1965 First appearance of Hercules and Zeus. $1100
  14. Metal Men #1 From 1963 Metal Men in their own ongoing title. $350
  15. NYX #3 from 2004 First appearance of the X-23. $620
  16. Sand seller #1 From 1989, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman begins. $100
  17. Sand seller #8 from Death’s first appearance in 1989. $115
  18. Star Wars Clone Wars #1 From 2008’s first Ahsoka Tano in the comics. $725
  19. Secret Wars #2 From 2015 God Doom’s first appearance. $35
  20. star wars darth vader #14 As of 2018’s Ahsoka Tano premiere in Marvel Comics. $25
  21. Star Wars Darth Maul #2 From 2017 First appearance of Cad Bane. $50
  22. Love at first sight #1 From 1997 Revealed who the Thunderbolts are. $35
  23. Venom Deadly Protector #1 From 1993. Foil cover and Venom’s first solo comic. $35
  24. Walking Dead #3 of 2003 First appearance of Dale and Carol. $150
  25. x-men #130 From 1980 First appearance of Dazzler. $250
Which comics will rise in value in the future? Time will tell us. Photo by Rod Lamberti.

Now go find these comics at your local comic book store or your own collection. Good luck!

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Daniel K. Denny