Wizard Comic Book Price Guide Modern Hot 10 – How are they doing?

From time to time I like to check the actual selling prices for the “hot books” in the Wizard magazine comic book price guide. Make sure you read my comments about the modern titles below. The titles for today are:

Wizard’s Top 5 Over 5
Watchmen 1
New Mutants 98
New Mutants 87
GI Joe 155
Batman: The Killing Joke

Selected Hot 10
Spawn 185
Ultimatum 1 (McGuinness Variant)
GI Joe A New Beginning 0 (Templesmith variant)
Batman 681 (Daniel Variant)

I’m very concerned for anyone purchasing the modern comics as an “investment.” If you notice, most of the comics are variant covers. In my opinion, once again, this looks like a manufactured collectible. If you study the prices of newsstand comic books over the past few years, the variants are the “valuable” issues. I put valuable in quotations because the value is fleeting. I think you are play hot potato with these books. History has shown a quick rise and a sudden plunge in price. Personally, it’s a game I don’t play. Consider yourself warned.

Happy Memorial Day

I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day. Make sure to take a moment and remember those who have sacrificed for our country.

We’ll be remembering many of our fellow soldiers, and especially my fallen friend and fellow U-2 pilot, Duane Dively.

Freedom isn’t free.

The Bethlehem Collection – Comic Book Pedigrees

The Bethlehem Pedigree comic book collection originated in Bethlehem, PA and included approximately 18,000 comics! The Bethlehem collection starts in the 1950s and continues through the Silver Age. There are several issues with multiple copies, and the E.J. Kery Kodak-Film-Magazine-Shop stamp on several of the back covers identify many of the books.

Due to the shear size of the collection you stand a decent chance of adding one of these highly collectible pedigree comic books to your very own collection.

Take a look at some Bethlehem Pedigree comics below.