Buy, Sell, Hold – Marvel Feature #1

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.

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Marvel Feature #1 – The Defenders – 1971
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Ross Andru
Inker: Bill Everett
Cover Art: Neal Adams

PROS: The first appearance and origin of the team; The Defenders – Two of the three main characters have already appeared in major movies – The third teammate; Sub Mariner has been rumored for years to appear if Marvel can rip the rights away from Fox – The Defenders team (not this one – see ‘cons’) appeared on a Netflix television series – The resurgence of the Hulk character from the Thor Ragnorok helps a bit –  A Bronze Age comic – Slow moving upward ticks over years, although slow-moving, still moving in the direction a speculator wants it to (see ‘cons’) – Neal Adams cover.  

CONS: There are a total of 1136 graded copies (CGC Census). Out of those copies, 358 are graded 9.0 or higher. This is NOT including a CBCS Census (no data). While 358 is not a high number, NM copies are readily available out there and CBCS has not been factored in – The Defenders Netflix, which did NOT feature the original comic book cast was not that well received. A second season looms, but not without reservation – The first appearance of this Defenders team has no bearing on the Netflix series no matter how anyone tries to spin it – This comic bears no key first appearance(s) of significant event(s) to warrant a quick spike at any point – Pertaining to a ‘spike’, this a slow-moving vehicle. If a speculator is in the market for a fast mover, this is not it.    

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

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