How Will Ironman, Cap, and Thor deaths in MCU affect values?

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  1. TheIronBot

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    Title says it all. When these three are killed off, how do you think it will affect their investment value?
     
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    Are you saying that the movie deaths will somehow affect back issue prices? That seems silly, I doubt there would be much crossover.
     
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    Key issues prices. Like, how will the death of Iron Man affect Iron Man #1 prices.
     
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    Huh, guess I never thought about that. Is there precedent for comic book prices dropping when a TV/movie version of a character dies? I honestly wouldn't think one would really affect the other simply because they're two unrelated mediums telling drastically different stories using the same characters, but stranger things have happened for sure. Now I'm super interested to see if anyone has any more info about this!
     
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    Zero impact. Just like how the creation of movie characters doesn't lead to an increase in comic sales.

    They aren't even the same characters.
     
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    Thor may not even die, the only one I'm sure about is Cap.
     
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    If history has taught us anything it's that these deaths are never permanent because the IPs make too much money. Sure they can kill off movie Cap, but Disney will find a way to bring in a new Cap in one way or another.
     
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    Yup different universe. Marvel 616 is the main comic'verse. If any of them do die, the comics won't change. They've died plenty in the comics.
     
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    I hope this is just hypothetical and not a spoiler.
     
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    No effect at all. It's like saying we'll never get a new Pipes toy because he died in MTMTE. Completely unrelated events.
     
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    yeah, we'll just never get a new pipes toy because hastak hates pipes.
     
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    The only thing that will go down is the ability of jackass lcbs owners (not all owners do this) that like to jack up the price of every single issue or appearance of these movie characters.

    My local shop loves to do this. They'll mark up a $2 comic with Thanos featured to $30 regardless of the comic's story importance or rarity. Like I saw Infinity Crusade issue #4 at such a price, but sadly people that don't know any better will buy them.

    Now all the old Silver Age and 1st appearance stuff will always retain a value, but some will just have a natural dip in price due to falling demand.

    Though expect huge drops in price for TWD once the show ends and it fades into pop culture history.
     
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    Well if they got killed off in the MCU, it wasn't infected comic sells.
     
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    Yeah, it won’t impact comic book sales at all...if it does, it will be a first! :) 
     
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    I don't think that it would change prices, but the truth about comic sales is that the current comics haven't had the same characters as the MCU. It was this year or last where a lot of comic book store owners complained about this to marvel. People would come in, pick up say Ironman, and it's some kid instead of Tony stark.
     
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    The way you say that makes it seem like you are under the impression the people complaining were new fans off the street who came to the shop because they liked the movies. That's not the case. Firstly, both Marvel and DC have said multiple times in the past that no matter how good a comic book movie is or does at the box office, it never translates to more comic book sales. It seems weird, but I don't know why they would lie about it. And secondly, the people complaining are mostly the longtime comic readers who have been reading 20 or 30 (or more) years and hate change. Newer readers tend to be way more accepting of change...until they become older readers.
     
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    Most fans see movies as "another universe" and has no effect on the comics. Did x-men sale drop with logan or any of the tons of X-Men they killed in all those movies? Not really. Heck reed was dead in the comics when the fantastic four film came out so no. Not really.
     
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    So the shop owners are lying? Okay. :rolleyes: 
     
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    Oh, you talked to all the shop owners all around the world? Wow, what dedication.

    Rather than listen to your one local shop owner's anecdotal story, I'd put more faith in the publishers who know the total number of units they are shipping out and who say movies don't move the needle.

    That's not to say there are zero people who watch the movies and are inspired to read a comic. Jut that it's not a significant enough number to register in overall sales. The movies sell home video. The movies sell merchandise like t-shirts and toys. But they don't sell comics. It's a mystery to me why that should be so, but again, I don't think DC and Marvel have any reason to lie about it. They'd be happy to let us know if the movies helped comic sales.
     
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    The 89 batman movie and 90 ninja turtles film DID sell comics. Sale skyrocked after they came out and every kid in my class at school had batman comics!

    Other then that it's more rare.
     

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