Elsa Bloodstone Key Comics

Elsa Bloodstone is a pretty hot character currently in the secondary market. Nevertheless, there seems to be a lack of discussion on what other key Elsa Bloodstone comics one should speculate on if you already have her first appearance.

For ideas, I usually refer to this checklist that I have mentioned in my Darth Vader key comics post.

  • First appearance
  • First solo story
  • First series
  • Origin
  • Second appearance
  • Covers

The problem with Elsa Bloodstone is that Bloodstone #1 covered the first 3 points, which leaves us with very little options.

Her second appearance is in Bloodstone #2, which are still readily available for less than $10. However, 2nd appearance seem to be losing their shine to collectors.

The only thing remaining on the list are covers so that will be what I will be focusing on today.

Before that, there is one more key comic that is only unique to Elsa.

Next Wave #1

Date of Publication: 2006
Sale number: 28,000

Key strengths of this book
1. Introduces the redhead design for Elsa Bloodstone

2. First appearance of Next Wave team

3. First cover of redhead Elsa Bloodstone

 

That is the transformation of her design from the blonde to the red hair hotshot that we are familiar with. I have recommended this book before in my article on Marvel supernatural comics to speculate on.

Elsa Bloodstone covers and variants

Cover speculation is always a risky proposition because everyone has a different art preference. The common thread among popular covers seem to have the following:

  • Scarcity
  • Solo covers with the character as the focus
  • Some big name artist

If you want more criteria, here is one article I wrote on modern cover variant in 2017 that might still be relevant.

Elsa’s solo covers are not common. This is both a good and bad thing.

The good thing is that if Elsa Bloodstone really got hot, her covers will be in demand. Since there is so few of them, it means there will be more money chasing less book, resulting in a higher price potential.

The bad thing is that choices are limited and the existing ones might not be the ones you prefer.

Here are the covers that caught my eye. I will list the all the variants first before the regular covers.

Marvel Zombies Vol 2, #1 Land Variant

Date of Publication: 2015
Sale number: 51,917
Incentive ratio: 1: 25

Key strengths of this book
1. Pretty high incentive ratio
2. Solo cover

Weakness of this book
1. High print run

 

Marvel Zombies Vol 2, #3 Rubio Variant

Date of Publication: 2015
Sale number: 34,629
Incentive ratio: 1:25

Key strengths of this book
1. Pretty high incentive ratio
2. Solo cover
3. Lowest print run in this list

 

Monster Unleashed Vol 2, #3 Future Fight Variant

Date of Publication: 2017
Sale number: 38,205
Incentive ratio: 1:25

Key strengths of this book
1. Pretty high incentive ratio
2. Solo cover
3. Second lowest print run in this list

 

Fearless #1, 2nd Print

Date of Publication: 2019
Sale number: No Information
Incentive ratio: NA

Key strengths of this book
1. Cute cover
2. Possibly the lowest print run but cannot be certain

Weakness of this book
1. Not solo cover

 

Deadpool Vol 8, #1 Christopher Variant

Date of Publication: 2019
Sale number: 83,603
Incentive ratio: No Information

Key strengths of this book
1. Bikini cover

Weakness of this book
1. Not solo cover
2. High print run
3. Uncertain on print run for this variant

 

Wolverine Vol 2, #315

Date of Publication: 2012
Sale number: 38,557
Incentive ratio: NA

Key strengths of this book
1. Artistic cover

Weakness of this book
1. Not a variant
2. Not solo cover

 

Fearless Defenders #9

Date of Publication: 2013
Sale number: 15,841
Incentive ratio: NA

Key strengths of this book
1. Anime cover
2. Pretty low print run

Weakness of this book
1. Not a variant
2. Not solo cover

 

Among all the covers, only the Monster Unleashed Future Fight Variant has taken off. The cheapest you can find now on Ebay is around $50. Is it worth this price?

Below is a comparison table show the prices of modern Marvel female characters who got hot. I picked only their top variants to show the price potential.

IssuesPrices in NMSales Number (Incentive Ratio)Prices in 9.8CGC census
Monster Unleashed Vol 2 #3 Future Fight VariantUSD 6038, 205 (1:25)No Data3
Ms Marvel Vol 3, #2 Molina VariantUSD 70038, 357 (1:50)USD 1,80024
America #8 Bartel Variant USD 12026,531 (1:25)USD 30017
Ironheart #1 Hans VariantUSD 10040,739 (1:50)USD 25042
Hawkeye Vol 5 #1 Aja VariantUSD 8070,884 (1:25) USD 18015
Links above are to Ebay. If you buy something, I will get a commission from Ebay as part of its affiliate program. If you want to support my research, using my links to buy from Ebay will be the best way.

On the extreme successful variants, we have the likes of Ms Marvel Vol 3, #2 Molina Variant, which is commanding USD 700 in raw prices. These kind of books act as ceilings but they are not estimates to forecast your prices on.

Instead, if we look at the other female characters’ variant prices, they usually fluctuate around USD 100 in raw and USD 250 in CGC 9.8. These are good conservative estimates that you can used to see if the Elsa Boodstone Future Fight variant is still worth an investment.

The others are still pretty affordable as most can be found under $10. If any one takes off and become a $30-50 book, it should cover your purchase cost in total.

Conclusion

I wish there was more Elsa Bloodstone key comics that one can speculate on. Unfortunately, her real keys are limited and the only other way to bank on her upcoming popularity is through her variants and covers. These are more risky in nature but can be mitigated if you can buy them for cheap.

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