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    Default Why is Uncanny X-Men #124 note worthy

    At every con, or at every store, I almost always see UXM #124 graded and on display. Itís probably top 10 most common X-Men issues I see in the high value graded section. I canít figure out why though. It doesnít seem important at all. No notable first appearance, creative team change, or iconic moment. Any ideas?

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    If I had to guess it's because of communist Colossus.
    "We come into this world alone and we leave the same way. The time we spent in between - time spent alive, sharing, learning together... is all that makes life worth living." - Jean Grey

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    For those who don’t have the issue #124 in mind:



    I guess it is for its infamous vibes…

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    Maybe there was a printing problem that resulted in #124 having either less total books available or less mint/near mint books available when compared to typical UXM issues at that time.

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    I miss Chris Claremont days when the stories are coherent and exciting. Marvel should go back to the old numbering instead of getting reset to number one everytime a new writer comes along.

    There is just too many volumes of X-Men running around.

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    Origin of Arcade, and a character shift (although temporary). Stories used to be big reasons for why people to wanted a comic, it was not just first appearances.

    Other than that, most of that run is pricey. If you are seeing that issue sitting around the most it is probably because it is not noteworthy (other than the things I mentioned) and probably has been flooded with graded copies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranger View Post
    Origin of Arcade, and a character shift (although temporary). Stories used to be big reasons for why people to wanted a comic, it was not just first appearances.

    Other than that, most of that run is pricey. If you are seeing that issue sitting around the most it is probably because it is not noteworthy (other than the things I mentioned) and probably has been flooded with graded copies.
    I think this explanation is right. I think 123 and 124 are generally a little cheaper than those either side of them, 122 is slightly more expensive, 121 and 120 a lot more. Then on the other side 125 to 137, for fairly obvious reasons are also increasingly more expensive.

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