Pre-pandemic coworkers would meet around the coffee machine for their morning cup of joy and commiserate on all things mundane. Occasionally writers do the same, but instead of the employee breakroom coffee machine we meet virtually email to email. Nowadays, doesn’t everyone? The following is one of those morning ventilations, at our virtual breakroom. The discussion? Yep, the state of the comic book market cause and effect, with a side of Amazing Spider-Man #129.
We asked some simple questions. Can this crazy expansion of prices and frenzied pace continue? When minor keys from the Copper Age reach into the $1000 range should we be cautious or charge ahead? Keys that have been dormant for quite a while suddenly double in price like Amazing Spider-Man #129, what then?
The following is an excerpt from a “virtual coffeehouse” I had with fellow writer Harry Stone. What did we learn about the comic book market? Furthermore, how does our “discussion” track with comic books like Amazing Spider-Man #129? Pour a cup of Joe and join us…
It was a blend of the Copper and Bronze Age, with the aroma of a well-worn market. Further, it had the stink of adrenal gland response from speculators, sneers from skeptical collectors, and smirks from the comic book investor crowd. Oh, and a dash of amaretto (everything is better with amaretto). The discussion was specifically, “What do you think of the comic book market?”
Harry: “What do you think of this market? It’s so unexpected and crazy. I can’t think of too many books I follow that haven’t tripled in price. Great time to sell, horrible time to buy, or our last chance to get keys?” https://blog.gocollect.com/comic-collecting-during-covid-19/
Amazing Spider-Man #129
|Title||Grade||Price 2019||Price 2021|
|Amazing Spider-Man #129||9.6||$5695||$8775 +37%|