So you want to invest in comics, do you? In many of my previous articles, I’ve stressed quite a lot about silver age comic investing, with a slight emphasis on bronze age comics to invest in. I’ve also stated quite profoundly on modern age comic books as being unwise investment comics to pursue.
Whether you consider copper age comic books as part of the modern age or not, there are some, although very few, wise key issues to invest in. These are a tad more affordable than bronze or silver age books, but they are well worth owning to bring more value to your collection.
There are quite a few copies floating around at high grades, especially in the 9.8 area. Unlike many high demand silver age books, in which mid to low grades are still investment worthy, these copper age selections on my list are best to invest in at high grades. I’m advising no lower than low NM or 9.2 according to CGC universal standards.
So, without further a due, here are just a few of my top copper age comics to invest in:
- G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #21 (1st Storm Shadow/Silent issue).
- G.I Joe A Real American Hero #26 & 27 ( Snake Eyes origin, 2 part story).
- G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #150 through #155 (Low Print run. Issue 155 is last issue).
- Amazing Spider-Man #299 (1st brief appearance of Venom. Todd McFarlane art.)
- Amazing Spider-Man #300 (1st full appearance of Venom. Todd McFarlane art.)
- Marvel, The Transformers, 1984 #1 (1st Transformers comic based off Hasbro Toys.)
- New Mutants Vol 1 #98 (1st appearance of Deadpool).
- Uncanny X-Men #221 (1st appearance of Cable as baby Nathan.)
- Uncanny X-Men #244 (1st appearance of Jubilee.)
- Uncanny X-Men #248 (1st Jim Lee artwork on X-Men.)
Of course there are more from the copper age that are well-worth investing in. These are just my first-round picks, as you could say. The great thing about many of these issues is that they are still well under a hundred dollars for many copies that are over 9.4 NM (near mint).
All the issues here are in demand, and ones like the last five issues of G.I. Joe A Real American Hero by Marvel Comics have low print runs. That means that they’re pretty scarce and some hunting for those issues at a high grade may be needed. Be sure to see the links below for even more fantastic invest in comics advice and picks from all comic book ages.