Investment Analysis ASM Annuals 1 to 26

Investment Analysis ASM Annuals 1 to 26

Silver and Bronze Age Comic-Book Investment Guide: Marvel Comics Edition [Print Replica] Kindle Edition

This guide is a product of many years of thinking and learning about comic book investments and investing decisions under uncertainty. I have used my scientific training as well to approach acquisitions of undervalued silver and bronze age comic books. My studies in horse racing, stock market analysis, and fantasy football have also contributed to my investing process and methods. This is the Marvel Comics edition containing main titles from the 1960s to 1980 ish. These data are based on early 2019 data. The DC comics edition will be forthcoming.

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This post takes data from my Investing Book (see above - Buy Early and Often). I wanted to begin to do a few posts for those that have not bought the book or wanted to see a focused approach.

These 2 charts are a summary of my research on these ASM annual issues. I wanted to focus on issues that are not so expensive for those with limited investment budgets


Chart 1 below lists: Title/Issue/ADFs

9.4  (ADF) Average Difference Factor (Pros vs Joes)
8.0  (ADF)
6.0  (ADF)

X means no play
$ Orange strong evidence for a play
Yellow? implies a gamble play (spec plays)

Green Issue (Issue is supported at multiple grades)
Yellow Issue (Issue has good evidence for one grade but can have other grades of interest)


Amazing Spiderman Annuals 1 to 26



The ASM Annuals 1 to 9 are supported as a buy at 9.4 grades except for annual issue 7.

Annual Issues 1, 3 and 6 are rated as strong potential from grades 6 and upward.

Annual Issue 7 reprints the Vulture, Chameleon, and a guy named Joe. These characters appear to be weakly supported as reprints.

Annual 1 is the first one and the first appearance of the Sinister Six. A classic issue with long-term appeal!

Annual 3 is a combination of the Avengers and Spidey and the first time that spiderman is considered to join the avengers. Given the MCU movies, this seems like a long-lasting play. Even if spidey is out of the MCU now?

Why Issue 6? It is a reprint of Annual 1 with the Sinister Six as foes. These are strong spidey villains. A cheaper way to get the material from Annual 1


Next Level Spec Plays 

Issues 12 and 18 seem the only real speculation plays in this group. 

Annual 12 is a nice cover of Hulk vs Spiderman which always brings attention. Think Hulk vs Thing Issues. A weak buy signal at 9.4 only.

Annual 18 has the Scorpion plus Ned Leds with J J Jamerson Potential Marriage. Very 1980s soap opera story with connections to other events in the marvel world. A strong issue for moving the spidey story along. A weak buy signal at 9.4 only.


Chart 2 contains deeper data for each issue. The good tiebreaker in here such at the %DF metric.

Issues 19, 22, 24, 25, and 26 all have a little tease of insider interest. I might consider cheap 9.6s and up for a very long play. You define the play length. My textbook discusses approaches to exit plans etc. Good Luck


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