What up CHUper Villains!?! Shawn B. back with another One Year Later round up, where we take a look at some of the comics that Anthony, Mel and Poyo specced on one year ago. Their specs turn out to be quick flips, slow burns, straight up misses, straight up winners and on and on. Sometimes they spec with their hearts out of their passion for comics. Sometimes they spec based on data. And sometimes they spec based off the word on the street. Either way, all their specs appeal to a few or many collectors whether it is due to them having similar taste in writing or art, or just an opportunity for a collector to flip a book and make money to “support their habit”. So, this is our weekly chance to look back at how some of our buys from a year ago are doing today.
It happens every year, the summer doldrums, the before con season where things do not pop off like the rest of the year. Where news coming out of the big cons set books off.
Wonder Woman #1 Frank Cho Variant – Mel & Anthony Pick
Original Value: $3 Current Value: $5-6
Personally I think all the Rebirth #1s will be something to hold onto. Midtown has copies for under $8.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1 Joe Quesada Color Variant – Mel Pick
Original Value: $100 Current Value: $150
Still holding strong. This was Mel’s “definite pick up” from a year ago.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1 Phil Noto Variant – Mel Pick
Original Value: $15 Current Value: $25
Only a couple sales recently. Sold out at on-line retailers. Copies on eBay going for $20-50.
La Muerta: Descent #1 Premium Cover – Mel & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $25 Current Value: $27
Still speccing this as a winner even though it’s only a couple bucks. Most collector’s get these below the original value.
Image + #3 – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $2 Current Value: $3-4
Negan back story and Seven To Eternity Preview.
The Flash #1 – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $3 Current Value: $7-8
First Appearance of Godspeed. Midtown has copies available for under $9.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1 – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $5 Current Value: $5 Still available at Midtown.
Anthony called this one a slow burn.
Lucas Stand #1 – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4 Still available at Midtown.
Kurt Sutter = Option potential. Not to mention Boom Studios just moved their office on to Fox’s film lot.
Gwenpool #3 Kirbi Fagan Variant – Mel Pick
Original Value: $20 Current Value: $18
Sold out at on line retailers. Copies for sale on eBay for $20 and up.
Arhian: Head Huntress #2
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $9