Speculator Corner: Amazing Spider-Man #798 a $9 Comic Already

It may be one of the best-selling comics of the month. But that hasn't stopped Amazing Spider-Man #798 by Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen selling in advance on eBay for up to $9 plus postage each.

Speculator Corner: Amazing Spider-Man #798 a $9 Comic AlreadyBecause this might actually be the first appearance of the Red Goblin, whoever he or she is.

Maybe. Certainly a cameo.

Speculators really want this. Red Goblin has been teased, first as the return of Mephisto with Norman Osborn signalling a return to the Spider-Marriage issue, then Carnage and Norman Osborn getting all smoochy together…

But, you know, Dan Slott never actually wants to give you what you want. You should know that by now. He is an evil, trickster, lying deceiver… otherwise known as a writer of popular fiction.

Speculators ran after previous issues in a similar belief of Red Goblin glory but were denied… however in the last few days, raw copies of Amazing Spider-Man #797 has sold for $10, Amazing Spider-Man #796 has sold for over $20Amazing Spider-Man #795 has sold for $32, Amazing Spider-Man #794 has sold for $17. and Amazing Spider-Man #793 – supposedly before this madness began, for $12.

Variant and tiered covers can go for a lot more, as can signed and CGC-graded copies.

These are all cover-priced $3.99, all some of the best-selling comics of that month. Nevertheless, if you are a standard Amazing Spider-Man reader you might be quids in if you want.

Good luck getting #798 on Wednesday. Word of warning, UK comic stores may be late with their copies as it's a Bank Holiday weekend. Expect later on Wednesday – or even Thursday if you are unlucky.

(W) Dan Slott (A) Stuart Immonen (CA) Alex Ross
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Rated TIn Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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