The three books discussed below were absolutely on fire a little over a year ago. Today, they sell for only a fraction of their market value in late 2021. Is it time to consider buying them again?

Ultimate Fantastic Four #22

This book got hot late in 2021 when the Marvel Zombies first appeared in Episode 5 of Season 1 of What If...?.  It stayed hot when Marvel announced on Disney+ Day 2021 that the Marvel Zombies would receive their own animated show. On that day, someone purchased a CGC 9.8 copy for $599. A little over a year later, this book now sells for just $265. This is roughly what this book sold for way back in February 2020 before the comic boom occurred during the COVID-19 shutdowns.

Considering this book sold for in the low $200 range back in 2020, I don't think this book will drop too much lower. On the other hand, we haven't heard anything about the Marvel Zombies show in a long time and we likely won't see the show until late in 2024. If you can get a copy through an auction for under $200, I'd say it's worth it (someone was able to do so back in November). Otherwise, I'd wait.

Exiles #3

This comic's value first exploded when Captain Carter first appeared in Episode 1 of Season 1 of What If...?. Around that time, a buyer purchased a CGC 9.8 copy for $547. A  year ago, when YouTubers spotted Captain Carter's shield in the movie poster for Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, this comic popped for a second time. Even though the comic market had started to cool then, a buyer purchased a 9.8 for $502.

Since then, this book's value has plummeted. A 9.8 now sells for around $225. If you're patient, you can probably purchase a copy for considerably less through an auction (one buyer purchased a copy for $144 in January during an auction on eBay).

We know Captain Carter will return in Season 2 of What If...? Also, this book has a great cover, in my opinion -- a beautiful homage to Uncanny X-Men #268. Still, you can afford to be patient on this one. I'd only purchase it if I could find a great deal during an auction for under $200.

Vengeance #1

Over a year ago, a CGC 9.8 copy of this book had reached an all-time high of $1,621. Just a few weeks ago, a 9.8 sold for $401 during an auction hosted on eBay. How the mighty have fallen! In spite of this precipitous drop, this book still sells for higher than it did in 2020 before the comic boom. That suggests to me that it may still fall just a bit more.

I still think this book is a good investment for the long term. America will most likely play an important role in the Multiverse Saga considering she has the ability to traverse the multiverse. In addition, this book had a low print run. Retailers ordered less than 26,000 copies of this issue. Vengeance #1 has a great cover featuring Magneto, but it doesn't have America Chavez on its cover, which, in my opinion, hurts its value a bit.

Do you think any of these books are a good value at these price points? Let us know in the comments section below!

*Any perceived investment advice is that of the freelance blogger and does not represent advice on behalf of GoCollect.