Buy, Sell, Hold – New Mutants #87

One comic is chosen to go under the scope. What is the best course? As a speculator, is it worth buying, selling or holding?
Here are the pros and cons, YOU decide.

New Mutants #87 – 1990 – First appearance of Cable & Stryfe
Writer: Louise Simonson
Art: Rob Liefeld & Bob Wiacek
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Colorist: Mike Rockwitz
Cover Art: Rob Liefeld & Todd McFarlane

PROS: The first appearance of Cable. One of the hottest moderns in today’s market. Cable will appear in the second Deadpool film. With Disney buying Fox Studios, does this mean MORE Cable in the future? A CGC Graded 9.8 sold for $490 on February 4, 2018. The cover is a Rob Liefeld/ Todd McFarlane collaboration.

CONS: According to the CGC census, a total of 5,529 are graded a 9.0 or higher. 836 are CGC Signature Series under this umbrella (9.0 or higher) – The entire total CGC amount graded is 6,504. Not including the 27 restored copies – 1014 total Signature Series – This is not considering any of the CBCS graded and witnessed books (no census) – We must be closing in on the 10k mark here, or have we passed it? – Not a difficult book to find in near mint condition at all – The census here is extremely top heavy – Will the Cable character be a one and done with film? – If so, price will bottom out a bit and a $850/$1200+ signed copy will be substantially lower – When the correction hits the market, this may take a hit due to the abundance availability of this comic and its “easy to find” near mint copies.

What do you think? Is this comic a buy, sell or hold?

Click on the RED link(s), or the comic cover to buy/bid from All available sellers on Ebay

Here are some other Key Cable comics. Click the comic to Buy/Bid from ALL available Ebay sellers

New Mutants #88 (1990) – Second Cable appearance.
X-Force #8 (1992) – Cable origin issue.
Cable #1 (1992) – First Cable solo series.
Cable & Deadpool #1 (2004) – First team-up comic.

Cable #1

Deadpool & Cable #1

New Mutants #88

X-Force #8

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 9-24-08

wolorig028_cov.jpg This week has a lot to choose from. No Home runs this week though. There is however a nice homage to my hometown. Back To Brooklyn # 1 is a nice non-description of Brooklyn New York. Gangsters, Samurai’s, Mercenary’s, Halloween and Mutants dominate this great reading week for comics. So kick back and enjoy the Hot Picks as we dive into a week that has great reading promise and No Home Runs.




dd111var.jpgDaredevil # 111  Here’s the question of the day. How do you destroy a great villain or hero’s legacy? The answer is, you replace the XY chromosomes with the XX chromosomes. Okay, you make the ‘boy’ villain/hero a ‘girl’ villain/hero. Time has proven over and over again that this simply does not work. The only reason it might work THIS time around would be that fact that so many of these writers today are vying for that Hollywooddeal they are writing their butts off to make a ‘good story’. That said, Lady Bullseye MIGHT have a shot of being a somebody as opposed to another failed attempt at Marvel switching genders on a character.





Skaar Son of Hulk Presents: Savage World of Sakaar  Is there any reason to believe that this comic will NOT sell out? Hulk’s son has a dang good track record and it does not seem to be letting up. Skaar is definitely a character that needs your attention. Buy any of the early appearances for now because Skaar will be a mainstay in the Marvel Universe for a long time.






Back To Brooklyn # 1   Garth Ennis & Jimmy Palmiotti bring this FANTASY style Punisher type comic book to Brooklyn. Built around violence and strong language, what more would anyone want? A good story we hope. Just because you slap the word ‘Brooklyn‘ on a comic with blood on the cover does not mean it will do well. The content inside better be as good as the hype or Jimmy and Garth have delivered a crapfest. The Brooklynboys will be very angry if this happens.




Others To Watch For…….. 


Samurai: Legend #1  With Iron Fist making his mark, it’s fitting that Marvel get some of the samurai/martial arts thing going again. With a $5.99 cover price, it might not do as well as they want. Still looks like a promising comic as well as a great read.



                 Deadpool # 2  The number one issue sold out almost immediately. Would there be any reason to think that this issue would not do the same? Deadpool is THE Marvel character to watch. InvestComics has been saying this for a year now. And InvestComics will keep saying it!




Flash Gordon # 1  Everything that is old someday comes back. Flash Gordon is certainly an icon of sorts. New comers to the comics industry Ardden Entertainment give collectors a new take on the old hero. Grab the variant from Graham Crackers. It’s rare, it’s nice and it’ll be wanted once this comic sells out.



Ultimate Fantastic Four/ Ultimate X-Men Annual #1  This team up number one issue might feature a first appearance of a team or someone. Not to sure from the promo run by Marvel. They tend to be a bit vague sometimes. Yes Marvel will do that from time to time. Anyway, the story is leading into bigger things probably. Keep an eye out for this one…..



Vincent Price Presents #1& Zombie-Same One Shot  Halloween is zmbiesama.jpgcoming early this year…..again. Check out both of these goodies.






See You All Next Week.

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz