BLOGGER DOME – LUKE CAGE VS IRON FIST
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Ding ding! enable me to present your newest fighters in the blog writer Dome ring… ALAN as well as DOUG! Fight!
ALAN: Stalwarts of the Bronze Age of comics, Power Man, as well as Iron Fist are kids of the 1970s. A time when race as well as culture were a lot more in focus than superpowered aliens or radiated spider bites. It was a time of Kung Fu as well as stereotype-busting. These were the days of disco as well as … well… nothing legitimate went well with disco. however the world was prepared for a new type of hero, Luke Cage. Indestructible on the outside as well as a heart of gold on the inside. Hero for hire is undoubtedly the much better investment as well as the much better character. shall we get it out of the method early Luke Cage fans? wonderful Christmas! This is an simple battle!
DOUG: Look, Alan, this is going to be extremely simple. Iron Fist is a far remarkable hero to “Power Man,” both in terms of value in collecting as well as as a skilled kung fu strategist, as I will show throughout this blog.
Round #1 very first Blood!
ALAN: cultural Significance
Hero for hire #1 is the most investible comic of the Bronze era. Martial arts was definitely a fun pattern of the 1970s, however the Hero for hire series is culturally considerable as well as shows an outstanding turning point in American history, as I argued in a blog publish celebrating Black history Month. Luke Cage is all about a new type of hero, a guy of color, a champion of the daily people living as well as working in Harlem. Danny Rand is… not.
Iron Fist does have some books drawn by the incomparable John Byrne. between that as well as joining the Power guy book, Iron Fist barely survived. however in the pantheon of John Byrne art, when does a collector get around to getting these books? nearly never. GoCollect has tracked the sales of marvel Premiere #25 in a 9.8 grade, which typical about $200 over the past two years, all four problems of them. For all graded marvel Premiere #25s offered going back years there are a whopping overall of 59 graded books sold. We phone call that the opposite of demand. To be a great investment there must be some demand.
The early Hero for hire problems are in large demand. These books are an crucial part of history as well as appropriate to a lot more than just comic fans. A high quality Hero for hire issue, with its black cover art, which is notoriously tough to grade high, is something that will stay in demand as long as there is rate of interest in the struggle for racial equality in America. Hey, Doug, a bit prediction for you – that’s a long-lasting investment.
DOUG: SURE, THERE’S HERO FOR hire #1 – however WHAT ELSE YOU GOT?
I have two names for you – John Byrne as well as Sabretooth. Mic drop! however seriously, John Byrne was, by far, the most prominent artist in comics for a stretch running from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. His early work – as well as marvel Premiere #25 as well as the entire run of Iron Fist volume 1 represent his very first routine work at marvel – has always fetched top dollar. as well as Sabretooth! Don’t even get me started on Wolverine’s famous foe making his very first appearance in Iron Fist #14. It doesn’t get much bigger than that!
Yes, I will concede the point of Hero for hire #1 as well as its cultural importance. However, not one problem after that is of any type of genuine value for a collector. Some… respectable stories. however what does the series have to offer compared to John Byrne as well as Sabretooth – George Tuska as well as Cottonmouth? Please. That’s a win for me by a landslide, as well as doesn’t even get into the value of the very first appearances of Colleen Wing – marvel Premiere #19 – or Misty Knight – marvel Premiere #21. D.W. Griffith can’t hold a candle to those two!
But to take a a lot more severe look at the value of Iron Fist, comparing marvel Premiere #25 to Hero for hire #1 is a bit like comparing apples to oranges. While I’m definitely ready to concede that Hero for hire #1 is a much better investment than even marvel Premiere #15, all one needs to do is look at the CGC census of the problems within each series to see which ones collectors value more. Is it Power guy #25 with a grand overall of 38 CGC graded copies? Or is it Iron Fist #14 (the 25th problem if you include the marvel Premiere run) with a grand whopping overall of 5,064 grnullnull