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  1. CGC 9.8 copies are still getting good prices. IMO I would not purchase any graded 9.4 or 9.6 copies for investment purposes. If you don't want to purchase a CGC 9.8 copy I would purchase high end raw copies.
  2. Comic Book Value Speculation - $3000 to Spend

    +1. Great post IMO.
  3. Comic Book Value Speculation - $3000 to Spend

    This was written this past October: Including Season 8, all of the season premieres now rank, from first to last according to demo rating, as follows: Season 5 (8.7, 17.29 million) Season 7 (8.4, 17.03 million) Season 4 (8.2, 16.11 million) Season 6 (7.4, 14.63 million) Season 3 (5.8, 10.86 million) Season 8 (5.0, 11.4 million) Season 2 (3.8, 7.26 million) Season 1 (2.7, 5.35 million) Nevertheless, “The Walking Dead” is one of few shows that could experience such a steep decline and still remain in solid ratings shape. Compared to the other top-rated scripted shows on television, it remains the number one show on television in the key demo. One more thing I never said Walking Dead #1 was the best investment in comics. I never compared it to any of the 3 books you listed above. In fact if I had $3,000 to invest it would not be one of my top 10 picks. My point is for ample years I have read time after time members predicting the decline of this comic/series. On every occasion they have been wrong. Nobody knows how long this show will remain on the air and nobody knows what the value will be 10 years from now but if I had to guess it would be worth a lot more 10 years from now. One thing a lot of people are forgetting is the print run for issue #1. There are less than 7,300 copies out there and even this past month I could not find any issues of Walking Dead before issue #100 at 7 different comic stores in Orange County. The series is not as hot as it once was but it still draws millions of people each week and besides Game of Thrones it's the only TV show I consistently hear people talk about when I'm at work/church/out in the public.
  4. Comic Book Value Speculation - $3000 to Spend

    The one constant claim on these boards over the years is members predicting the downhill slide of Walking Dead #1. So far every single member has been wrong. At $500 (CGC 9.8) I heard it would never get higher and it was time to take the money and run. Months later I heard the same thing when it was worth $1,000. Same thing happened at 1,500, $2,000, and now at $2,500. The show still draws over 10 million viewers every week. The comic still sells well. Season 9 was renewed and Fear the Walking Dead season 4 starts in a couple of months. Bottom Line: Members predicting the comic will start losing its value is hilarious at this point. I'm glad I never took this advice. Most of my key purchases have been financed by me selling my duplicate WD copies that all doubled or tripled in value. Of course it could happen (big drop in value) but nobody knows for sure. 10 years from now the book could easily be worth $5,000. The print run for issue #1 is less than 7,500 copies plus years from now when the show eventually ends you know they will make a movie or 2 which will help increase the value. IMO if WD #1 drops big time I think most of the comic market will drop with it
  5. WTB: Saga 1 RRP

    What are you paying for a CGC 9.8 blue universal copy?
  6. Letter pages in comics, where did they go?

    Walking dead has a letter page every issue It usually consists of at least 2 pages.
  7. Great post. Plus there is a good chance that Walking Dead with have more spin off shows and a movie. For those of you who stopped watching Fear the Walking Dead you should give it another chance. The last season was really solid plus the upcoming season will have Morgan as a new character on the show.
  8. What are you paying for #99 and #100 in CGC 9.8 blue universal condition?
  9. What are you paying for #1 first print in CGC 9.8 blue universal condition?
  10. What's the feeling about 9.6 these days?

    Surprised nobody mentioned WD#1 which has been selling for over $2,500.
  11. WTB Iron Fist #1 CGC 9.8

    I have access to a copy. How much are you paying? It has a nice wrap and white pages.
  12. WTB: Paying 100-150% of GPA.

    I just sent you a message.
  13. WTB: Paying 100-150% of GPA.

    Update one book added: Howard the Duck #1 (white pages first series) - Paying 100% 12 month GPA. I'm looking for the same centering/wrap as above.