One Year Later: Spec Review for 8/24/16

What up CHU!?! Shawn B., the One Year Later Investigator,  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.
Very light week speccing wise from a year ago.

Venom: Space Knight #11 Gerardo Sandoval Variant – Mel Pick
Original Value: $15 Current Value: Not much for recent sales but copies are going for $40-115
Hang onto this one it has all the normal Melements. Was hot out the gate. Fizzled a bit. Should see a bump up in the future with the movie coming. I searched high and low for a cheap copy of this one a year ago and had no luck.

Once Our Land #2 – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $8
Still solid. Sold out at retailers.
Near Misses – No Near Misses This Week One Year Ago

Civil War II: Ulysses #1 Andrea Sorrentino Variant – Mel Pick
Original Value: $25 Current Value: No recent sales but going for $10-25
No love yet for Ulysses!

Generation Zero #1 Clayton Henry Variant – Mel Pick
Original Value: $40 Current Value: No recent sales but still available at Midtown for way too much but also on eBay for about $15.
Unspecced Winners
No Unspecced Winners from One Year Ago

9 thoughts on “One Year Later: Spec Review for 8/24/16”

  1. I bought two of those Venom variants when they were released for $20 each sold them for $100 each. Just rebought the variant not to long ago for $15 so I have one again.

      1. Since it’s just gonna rain and rain and rain here.. for a few days, I started moving boxes around, sorting through some to pull comics out to get rid of, sell, etc. I need to find my Once Our Land’s… I found 1 x #2 so far but I know I had several.

  2. Off topic but you fellows here seem knowledgeable …
    do you see any long term value for these DC Rebirth comics ? I have almost complete set of Superman , Batman , Hal Jordan rebirth and also first few issues of Flash , Aquaman , Green Lanterns . I am wondering if I should unload them now ? Kind of haven’t been that impressed with them but maybe I am wrong ; I know some people who say this is like a new Silver Age for DC but I don’t think I believe that really . I think a lot of the art is good but inconsistent . The writing is just meh for me .

    1. Depends on what your goals are. Looking at New 52 vs Rebirth, Rebirth is definitely going slower with value than New 52 did. If you are not enjoying them, cut them, and sell them.

      1. “Depends on what your goals are.”
        Well , if they are worth $20 each like 10-30 years from now , I would consider that a cool result . I don’t know if that is realistic either.
        I guess I’ll keep em anyway . Wanted to free up some space and cash but not that urgent .

    2. I feel the same. The only titles I now read are Batman and Flash. I loaded up on some #1’s myself, just holding on for now to see if they ever take off.

  3. lol Melements lol I like that ..yea I put that Venom on a Shirt for Bmore last year ..Keep up the good work with these articles..your doing a fantastic job

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