Black Panther collectors are having a rough go right now. Highly collectible for a few years now since the film released, with the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, many are being priced out of pieces they need for their collections now. That extends to comics, and especially the character's first appearance from Fantastic Four #52. A Stan Lee and Jack Kirby must-own, there is a gorgeous copy of the. The book up for auction on Heritage right now, part of Dallas Lot #7234. CGC 9.0, it is next to impossible to find this Black Panther key in such a high grade. Here it is, though, and boy, is it nice. Currently sitting at $4800, this one has only a couple hours left to place a bid. Check out the really nice copy of the book below.
Black Panther Prices Are Spiking, Unfortunately
"Fantastic Four #52 (Marvel, 1966) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. The groundbreaking first appearance of Black Panther. This issue is very difficult to find in high grade without color breaks to the delicate black background and spine. The Inhumans and Wyatt Wingfoot are also featured. Jack Kirby provided the cover and art. Overstreet 2020 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,854; NM- 9.2 value = $6,000. CGC census 9/20: 104 in 9.0, 111 higher."
As with other celebrity deaths, this has led to Black Panther prices going way up on the aftermarket, which is always sad to see. This book has always been pricey, though; there is not much that can be done with that. Again, this is part of Heritage Auctions Dallas Lot #7234, which is taking bids right now. Go here to place a bid on this book, and while there, check out all of the other comics, art, games, and more that are also taking bids for the next little bit here. There is a ton to choose from, and a bunch of grails pieces to be had.