San Diego Comic Con: Investing in MCU Phase 5

by Don

072522B-1024x536 San Diego Comic Con: Investing in MCU Phase 5Kevin Feige did not disappoint on Saturday night at SDCC! He revealed the entire slate for MCU Phase 5, which begins in early 2023 and ends in July 2024. Much of Phase 5 we knew about already, but some of big surprises included an EIGHTEEN episode Disney+ series entitled Daredevil: Born Again.

I’m going to discuss three Phase Five-related books below that could jump in value in the future.

Sleeper Pick: Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

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As Feige announced, Marvel will release Captain America: New World Order on the big screen on May 3, 2024. This is pure speculation on my part, but I think we’re going to see Hydra Supreme (Steve Rogers as a Hydra agent) make an appearance for the following reasons.

We know Phase Five is part of the “Multiverse Saga” so a New World Order will likely relate to the Multiverse in some way. Imagine if Sam and Bucky had to fight Steve as Hydra Supreme in a multiversal setting due to an incursion? Talk about dramatic.

You can find the first appearance of Hydra Supreme in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 in dollar bins. It might be worth picking up a few of these and putting them away until 2024.

Buy the Dip: Fantastic Four #353

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Back in May, Kevin Feige confirmed that Loki is the MCU’s most watched show on Disney+. Specifically, Loki racked up a staggering 5.23 billion minutes of watch time. Loki’s popularity is in large part due to the chemistry between Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Owen Wilson’s Mobius M. Mobius.

While your average collector can’t afford Loki’s first appearance, Mobius’ first appearance in Fantastic Four #353 has plummeted during the past year. Just over a year ago, a CGC 9.8 copy of this book sold for an all-time high of $671.80. A year later, this same book sold for a mere $198, having lost a whopping 70% of its value.

We already know Mobius will return in season two; it might be worth picking up a copy or two of this book before we see a trailer in six to eight months’ time. I doubt it’ll ever reach $700 again; however, no one should be surprised if it recovers 50% of its lost value.

Don’t Catch the Falling Knife: Daredevil #9

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Another key issue that has plummeted in value is Daredevil #9 — the first appearance of Echo. Echo will appear in her own show on Disney+ just before Loki season two. In May 2021, a CGC 9.8 copy of this book peaked at over $1,001.13. Just last week, this same book sold for just $339 on eBay, having lost approximately 2/3 of its value.

Don’t catch this falling knife (yet). I think this book’s value will fall a bit more. Consider a comparable book with first appearances of second-tier characters: Black Panther #1. This issue, published in 1998, contains the first appearances of Okoye and Nakia. According to GoCollect, the FMV of a CGC copy of this issue is $250. I think Daredevil #9’s value falls in a similar range.

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What Phase Five-related books are you investing in? Let us know in the comments section below!

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2 comments

T La Ross July 25, 2022 - 7:03 pm

Does anyone ever consider anything beyond the perceived ebb and flow of popularity as being responsible for the rise and fall of comic prices?
When FF #353 hit its sales peak in June of 2021, there were only 37 CGC 9.8 copies on the census. This lack of availability is what drove prices up. As of right now there are 171 9.8s on the census.
I guess the character is off people’s radar a bit but there’s also almost 5 times as many 9.8s on the census now and I”m sure more will be added before Loki season 2 debuts. That means more copies will be sitting stagnant on Ebay unless people lower the price further (29 9.8s currently listed on Ebay) and more people with freshly graded 9.8s will be sitting ready to sell when the first trailer drops for season 2. All of these factors will surpress any significant return to it’s previous value for this book IMO.
If you’re curious, the high you mentioned for DD #9 was in April of last year when somewhere between 157 and 264 9.8s were on the census. Now there are 933. It makes sense to me that the price is 2/3’s lower when there’s 4-5x times as many copies available now. It’s not like the Echo series is sneaking up on anybody for there to be a massive influx of new buyers.
IMO, if one one is going to profit from “buying on the dip”, it’s needs to be done on books that have a relatively static census count. In other words, not moderns.

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Kenloi July 26, 2022 - 11:39 am

i suppose the only way to look at the real worth of any book as of now today is to rewind and think how much would this book likely be worth without any Marvel/ Disney / DC / Independent movieverse promotion and FOMO. Someone somewhere with a solid technical mind should be able to work it out. Probably not as much, until the 25 year rule kicks in if that is still valid anymore and the natural demand for a character written into comic storylines stimulates collectors/ investers/ speculaters/ readers and not through the movie media..However we live in the movie media era so as always buyer beware and keep it fun….

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