Wednesday Winner (and Comic Observations): Marry Me #1

It is nice to walk into a comic shop on Wednesday and buy your comics. It is even nicer to Walk into the shops, pick up your comics, and have them sell for multiple times cover price by the end of the day. Marry Me #1 is one of them.

Marry Me #1, my pick of the week for 1/4/17, is a small press book with a great concept, small print run, and built in fanbase from the Webcomic that has been around for 10 years. Throw in a “sexy variant” and a blank cover, and you have a winner.

The 1C variant was a 1:3 variant, and has been selling for $15.99. New listings are now asking in the $20 range.

The cheap copies are now gone and according to completed listings the regular cover is selling for as much as $6.25 and the blank is selling for $10, the 1:3 variant is the one to grab though.

Other Comic Observations

Also of note, Love is Love #1 First Print were on the stands of my local comic shop here on the east coast. That means they are in the US. They are selling for about $30.

Also, seems that Heavy Metal #284 was shorted and some shops didn’t get them today, they may not get them until next week. Might be a quick flip, especially for the Jesus The Barbarian cover that could cause controversy.

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35 Responses to Wednesday Winner (and Comic Observations): Marry Me #1

  1. Heavy Metal 284 came out last week

    • Anthony says:

      Didn’t arrive in any of my local shops last week or this week. When they checked Diamond he said it was coming in next week.

      • I picked up copies last week. Still available on Heavymetal.com but might be cheaper if you go the diamond route.

      • Anthony says:

        Yeah. I definitely want to go the Diamond route and would prefer to support my local comic shop. I appreciate the heads up though. But I’m wondering if this is one of those shipments that got broken up based on which diamond distributing center they came out of

      • I’ve seen it claimed #284 came out last week, this week, and even seen it listed for next week. It is confusing.

      • Barry W says:

        I’ve just had an email from Forbidden Planet saying the release date has been changed, but they don’t say when to. They also say “Your order is still confirmed and will be processed upon arrival.” Weird as there are copies up on UK eBay already. I better get my copy!

  2. Barry W says:

    No Marry Me’s sold on UK eBay yet, none for sale either

  3. Jesus says:

    Missed out on it. All shops I called are out and I am stuck at work for another 4hrs or so.

  4. A. King says:

    I ended up with 2 copies today and what I pre-ordered. I just put in a pre-order for issues #3 and 4. Hopefully it stays hot.

  5. JayClue says:

    I managed a 1:3 and coulda had a blank but passed (booo). I’m kinda skeptical about blank covers. I didn’t see any Heavy Metal but asked at one shop and they have ordered me a copy.

    • JayClue says:

      Are these Marry Mes worth holding, or a quick flip? I only have the one, so I want to get this right. I’m all worried after selling all my 72E #1s waaaay to early. Lol. Any suggestions are welcomed.

      • JayClue says:

        I’m leaning towards a hold quite a bit.

      • agentpoyo says:

        If you got multiple copies, my stance is.. sell what you can to make up for your initial purchase.. and profit if you can. Then hold a copy or two if you can for longer term gambling profit. If it goes bust though, you still win by selling the other copies for making up purchase price and or profit.

      • Anthony says:

        I sold two for $24 of cover c if I had one I would lot for $29 at the least.

    • A. King says:

      Mycomicshop still has the blanks in stock.

  6. Cody says:

    I grabbed cover A this morning its minty fresh too. Hopefully the series really takes off. Been awhile since I hit one out of the park.

    • agentpoyo says:

      I would sell now. I think this is a hype and then fizzle. Most are likely long time fans of the web comic. I just checked one of my copies and it’s literally a page by page identical copy from what you can read online for free. Once some people figure that out that aren’t already fans or aware, I see this one losing steam fast.

    • Anthony says:

      I have my A and B listed for $14.99. I think when more people hear about it it could take off.

      • agentpoyo says:

        Possibly.. but you never know right? Mine that I listed already sold, I’m happy. The two I sold almost literally paid for my entire comic book tab from Wednesday. 🙂

  7. W says:

    Wednesday Winner: Underworld Blood Wars any cover impossible to find in the wild. Two on ebay range $20-$35

  8. Bob Dobalina, Mr. says:

    Interesting about the Cover C being a 1:3, as the one shop close to my place only ordered 1 copy and received a Cover C which he held for me. The other shop I gotta travel for has all 4 covers for me in my folder. Gonna flip the A, B, and 1 of the Cs, and keep the blank for some OA and the other C copy for my pc.

    • Anthony says:

      Hey got lucky then if that is the copy sent to them. Sounds like you got lucky by snagging it though.

    • agentpoyo says:

      That’s likely a diamond goof then. It wasn’t a 1 per 3 ordered but just 1 per 3 insert in the stacks. So however they got pulled, he got pulled a cover C when shipping out the orders.

  9. JayClue says:

    I just heard that CGC isn’t counting Love Is Love as a Harry Potter 1st appearance and isn’t labeling it as a 1st. This probably hurts it’s long term spec value.

    • Anthony says:

      Has anyone gotten a slab back for the book yet. And what is the reasoning. There are a ton of news stories that confirmed it.

      Sent from my iPhone

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      • JayClue says:

        I read it on another site. The site is local to me and is really, really small. The site states that ‘The book is being touted as the 1st appearance of Harry Potter but it is really just a pin-up that was approved by Harry Potter writer JK Rowling and CGC has decided not to indicate this book as the 1st appearance of Harry Potter on the comic book label.” The site is pretty clean, and reliable. I just leafed through my copy and his description of the appearance is correct. It’s a one page pin up, not part of any story, and it’s a sketch by Jim Lee. Hermie and Red Head Kid and Old Wizard are on the Pin up too (I don’t know anything about Potter, so that’s my description, lol). It totally looks like a poster. I don’t know what constitutes a 1st. But this seems like an ad to me, or a public message, not a ‘comic’ appearance.

      • Barry W says:

        Why are we such slaves to what CGC say?! It was touted months before as first Harry Potter appearance, we’ve all been saying it’s a first appearance, now they come along and make a declaration from Mount Sinai saying it’s not!! And everyone bows down to their mighty knowledge.

        The world at large doesn’t know or care who CGC are, so for non comic folks (dare I call them muggles?) this is the first appearance, as been reported in so many news and media outlets.

      • Anthony says:

        The other thing is, these will appear on shop walls and convention walls listed as “first appearance Harry Potter”. CGC has changed their stance on such things previously.

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