One Year Later: Spec Review for 8/10/16

By Shaun B the One Year Later Investigator

What up CHU!?! 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.


Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original #1 Jax Tattoo Virgin Variant – Mel Pick
Original Value: $20 Current Value: $25
These tattoo variants have done okay. This one not as well as the others but still popular. Wow is this a real sold listing for #2 of this cover?

Black Monday Murders #1 – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $5 Current Value: $7
4 Printings later. Still lots of sales happening on this one, was up past $11 before .


Near Misses

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special #1 Mike Allred Virgin Variant – Mel & Anthony Pick
Original Value: $20 Current Value: $20 Still Available at on-line retailers.
This saw a little heat after release. Still decent sales happening with other covers of this book. Bowie. Might still be worth picking up.



A-Force #8 Rahzzah Black Panther Cover – Mel Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4 Still available at retailers.
This is a pretty incredible looking cover.

All-Star Batman #1 Jock Variant – Mel, Poyo & Anthony Pick
Original Value: $5 Current Value: $5 Still available at some retailers.
I remember this one! Still in love with it! Quick flip was the way to go here.

Unspecced Winners – No Unspecced winners from this week


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6 Responses to One Year Later: Spec Review for 8/10/16

  1. A. King says:

    I have got one of those Labyrinth ‘ s off at CGC.

  2. Joe G says:

    If I found one in the wild for $20, I would immediately buy one of those Labyrinths.

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