Top Three Comics: Bronze Age

by Norman Robinson III

128772_976dbd3a93a4f593584fbf8a5089590924505dda-195x300 Top Three Comics: Bronze AgeThe Bronze Age encompasses every comic from 1970 to 1984. It began with the illustrious Green Lantern #76. Years later, it ended with Secret Wars the series. It is an age that is just beginning to catch on with all collectors, young and old alike. Prior to this many of its comics were found in the $1 bins. Further, the value of the keys of the Bronze Age was nowhere near the depth of the Silver Age, primarily all top-heavy with expensive high-end grades. But that is quickly changing with the rise of the MCU and Netflix. The Bronze Age superheroes are growing in popularity. Ghost Rider, The Punisher, Black Panther, Doctor Strange some were created in the Silver Age, but all have come into their own during the Bronze Age. What are the top comics for this Bronze Age craze during last month on GoCollect?

 

 

 

169123_94522eeacb8699bb21e4438c18ecd8fc5df95273-201x300 Top Three Comics: Bronze AgeMarvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8

This Beyonder’s Battle World issue brings to life one the most interesting adaptations of Spidey in a long time, maybe ever. Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8 is the first appearance of Spider-Man in his symbiont black costume. Later this turns out to be Venom (eventually). During this issue, he was still your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man despite the beginning of a darker storyline. Last month it captured the third-ranked most popular comic per GoCollect. Can Spidey still spin a strong speculative web or is it just cobwebs?

Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8 returned over the short-term (3 months):

  • Grade 9.8 $260 FMV has posted a negative return -6.5%
  • Grade 9.6 $150 FMV has posted a negative return -12.1%
  • Grade 9.2 $110 FMV has posted a positive return +15.1%
  • Grade 8.0 $85 FMV has posted a positive return +15.4%
  • Grade 7.0 $65 FMV has posted a positive return +3.8%

Shockingly it is being purchased, even though so many were printed back in the day. Stick with the lower grades as they are still showing lift-off profit power. Bottom line, only Spidey can produce these kinds of returns on a book heavily printed. Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8 is beginning to remind me of ASM #300.

128104_6acef3bb970bf449331377a0a579ef870ad57f39-194x300 Top Three Comics: Bronze AgeEternals #1

This book is the first appearance of the Eternals. It was a creation of Jack “The King” Kirby (script and pencils). The Eternals are beings that intertwined with the origins of superpower humans on planet Earth. It has a following and has shown a great deal of upside here. It holds second place in the Bronze Age last month per GoCollect.

Eternals #1 has returned over the short-term (3-months):

  • Grade 9.8 $950 FMV has posted a positive return +27.7%
  • Grade 9.6 $325 FMV has posted a positive return +9.4%
  • Grade 9.2 $160 FMV has posted a positive return +27.8%
  • Grade 8.0 $90 FMV has posted a positive return +9.8%
  • Grade 6.5 $55 FMV has posted a positive return +56.7%

 

My Aunt Chris warned me this book would be huge with a movie due out. She was right, this comic is showing some serious signs of lift-off with strong green returns across all the grades I follow. Make sure you have at least one copy of this comic in your collection, speculator or investor both can profit here.

128772_976dbd3a93a4f593584fbf8a5089590924505dda-195x300 Top Three Comics: Bronze AgeMs. Marvel #1

The princess of power, Captain Marvel has now entered MCU history and was captured on film for eternity. With that popularity comes a rise in the price of her first comic book appearance in Ms. Marvel #1. This comic was created by Gerry Conway, Carla Conway (script) with John Romita and Buscema (pencils). There are 4902 in CGC Census inventory.  Obviously, this comic has had a great run up to the Captain Marvel movie. Is this book on the rise or on the decline? Has it suffered the fate of so many blockbusters and fallen after the movie premiered? Perhaps it has charted a different astrological speculation course; can we pierce this veil of secrecy?

 

 

 

Ms. Marvel #1 over the short-term (1-month 14 days):

  • Grade 9.8 $1750 FMV has posted negative return -18.9%
  • Grade 9.6 $475 FMV has posted negative return -16.4%
  • Grade 9.2 $200 FMV has posted negative return -10.6%
  • Grade 8.0 $110 FMV has posted negative return -4.2%
  • Grade 6.5 $70 FMV has a posted negative return -17.5%

It appears the Power Cosmic cannot help Ms. Marvel #1 keep her price altitude. She has collapsed to Earth over the last month and a half, like the fabled Icarus. She may be the top-tier Bronze Age comic for last month per GoCollect but her price trends are in doubt. Stay away from this 70s femme fatale for now.

 

 

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