Since Avengers: Endgame, the quality of the MCU's films and shows have been inconsistent. Some films and shows like Wandavision, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and Loki were absolute hits. But it also had some notable failures like Antman: Quantumania and The Marvels which flopped at the box office.

Disney is banking on Deadpool & Wolverine righting the MCU's ship. Do we see any signs that it has reinvigorated the collectibles market as well?

Disney is placing all of its eggs in Deadpool & Wolverine's basket. After a decade of producing at least three MCU films per year (and, more recently, producing several Disney+ shows per year as well), Deadpool & Wolverine is the only film Disney will release in 2024 (July). In the trailer, Deadpool even calls himself "Marvel Jesus."

Even after the bubble popped, New Mutants #98 has still produced a 60% ROI since 2019.

Since the trailer dropped during the Super Bowl in February, we have seen a bump in value for New Mutants #98 which, of course, features the first appearance of Deadpool. Prior to the "comic boom" that began in early 2020 and carried through the first half of 2021, a CGC 9.6 copy of New Mutants #98 (the most common grade on the CGC Census) typically sold for around $325. By June of 2021, a 9.6 nearly tripled in value when one copy sold for an all-time high of $912.

And then the bubble popped for the entire market. Two years later, a 9.6 reached a three-year low of $480 in November 2023. But we do see evidence that the Deadpool & Wolverine trailer has had added some pop back to this book. SInce the trailer dropped, 9.6s have been selling for around $550. According to GoCollect, the FMV of a 9.6 is $575. Even after the bubble popped, your ROI would've been around 60% if you had purchased it late in 2019. There's clearly a considerable amount of demand for this issue considering there's a huge amount of supply (6,610 9.6s listed on CGC Census).

Wolverine #88 has also resisted broader market trends.

Deadpool & Wolverine has also had a big impact on Wolverine #88 which features the first meeting between Deadpool and Wolverine. Considering that most collectors do not consider "first meetings" to be key issues, the fact that 9.8s of this overprinted 1990s book can still command close to $400 is evidence of considerable market demand.

At the height of the comic boom, a 9.8 reached an all-time high of $762 in April 2021. Although it has lost a lot of its value (FMV according to GoCollect is $400), it has actually done a better job of holding onto its value than many other key issues from the 1990s.

The second appearance of Deadpool may be undervalued by the market.

One book that I personally think is undervalued is the second appearance of Deadpool: X-Force #2. While many collectors consider second appearances to be a dubious investment measure, it's possible to get a CGC 9.8 copy of X-Force #2 for $60 or less.

$60 would barely cover "case costs," or the costs of having a book graded by CGC (around $40 if you include shipping). At this price point, I personally think that is a pretty good deal for this minor key issue.

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