Black Panther’s Golden Globe Nomination

by Matt Tuck

FF-52-197x300 Black Panther's Golden Globe NominationEver since Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther has been among the hottest characters in comics. Now that his solo movie has been nominated for a Golden Globe for best dramatic picture, his first appearance will be even more expensive. Here’s the breakdown of the fair market values for all the grades sold in the past 90 days.

Whether you think Black Panther deserves a Golden Globe or not, the significance of a superhero movie being nominated for such a prestigious award can’t be undermined. What it symbolizes is that critics are taking the superhero genre more seriously than before, which is good news for comic fans. Even if Black Panther doesn’t win, it is still a hallmark not only for Marvel Studios but for the entire genre. Personally, I feel that the Dark Knight was and still is the best superhero movie ever made, and it was a travesty that it wasn’t nominated for the Golden Globe or the Oscar’s best picture, but I digress.

Black Panther’s first appearance in Fantastic Four #52 has been the best-selling silver age comic in 2018, selling 537 graded copies on eBay. Now that the movie has been nominated, the added mainstream exposure will only amplify his popularity and sell more copies of FF #52.

It’s no surprise that FF #52 is booming. Across the board, the fair market values for the past three months have been skyrocketing past those from last year. In many cases, the 90-day FMV is close to twice that of 2017. The graded 9.0, for one, has a 90-day average of $6,285 which is more than twice the 2017 fair market value of $2,778. What’s more impressive is that after selling for a record-high $3,346 in 2016, that figure was shattered when a 9.0 sold for $7,600 this past February. While it hasn’t approached anything over $7k since then, the two most recent sales have each been for over $6k.

With the popularity of this comic, it doesn’t matter what grade you have. Even the low grades are hitting record highs. The 3.5, which averaged $237 last year has a 90-day FMV of $391. The real indicator of this comic’s rising prices lies in the 1.8. Before this year, it had never sold for more than $175, but on April 3, one brought a whopping $349. Then there’s the 1.5. After earning an FMV of $140 in 2017, it’s hauled in a $250 average over the past three months, and it hasn’t sold for less than $200 all year.

Below you’ll find the data for every grade that has sold in the past three months.

VERY FINE/NEAR MINT 9.0

2017 AVERAGE: $2,778

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $5,047

90-DAY AVERAGE: $6,285

VERY FINE + 8.5

2017 AVERAGE: $1,824

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $2,533

90-DAY AVERAGE: $3,325

VERY FINE 8.0

2017 AVERAGE: $1,323

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $1,851

90-DAY AVERAGE: $2,088

VERY FINE – 7.5

2017 AVERAGE: $826

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $1,187

90-DAY AVERAGE: $1,343

FINE/VERY FINE 7.0

2017 AVERAGE: $735

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $1,081

90-DAY AVERAGE: $1,202

FINE + 6.5

2017 AVERAGE: $590

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $824

90-DAY AVERAGE: $962

FINE 6.0

2017 AVERAGE: $529

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $699

90-DAY AVERAGE: $818

FINE – 5.5

2017 AVERAGE: $412

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $644

90-DAY AVERAGE: $695

VERY GOOD/FINE 5.0

2017 AVERAGE: $377

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $510

90-DAY AVERAGE: $574

VERY GOOD + 4.5

2017 AVERAGE: $348

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $473

90-DAY AVERAGE: $485

VERY GOOD 4.0

2017 AVERAGE: $275

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $417

90-DAY AVERAGE: $500

VERY GOOD – 3.5

2017 AVERAGE: $237

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $374

90-DAY AVERAGE: $391

GOOD/VERY GOOD 3.0

2017 AVERAGE: $213

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $337

90-DAY AVERAGE: $320

GOOD + 2.5

2017 AVERAGE: $188

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $287

90-DAY AVERAGE: $295

GOOD – 1.8

2017 AVERAGE: $173

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $275

90-DAY AVERAGE: $312

FAIR/GOOD 1.5

2017 AVERAGE: $140

12-MONTH AVERAGE: $225

90-DAY AVERAGE: $250

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