One Year Later: Spec Review for 9/14/16

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.

Winners

Black Panther #6 UDON Variant Cover – Mel & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $15 Current Value: $20
Still a lot of sales activity here a year later. Was selling for around $40 after release. Killer cover!


Scarlet Witch #10 Cosplay Variant – Mel Pick
Original Value: $25 Current Value: Not enough recent sales to gauge but copies are for sale from $50 – $100 still.


Animosity #2 – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $5-6
Obviously one to hang onto for a while! Fist prints are sold out at on line retailers.

Near Misses


Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame #1 – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4-6 Still available at online retailers.
Still lots of activity for this series. Seems like a slow burn.

Misses


All-Star Batman #2 Jock Variant – Mel & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $5 Current Value: $5 Still available at online retailers.
I put this one on my pick list for the art alone. Something about a combat boot to the face is punk rock to me! Personally, I don’t care about value here.


Suicide Squad #2 Bermejo Variant Cover – Mel Pick
Original Value: $3 Current Value: $3 Still available at online retailers.
Might be a while for any of these B covers to truly take off if they will. Not one of my favs here. I think Harley in the beret throws me off.


Gotham Academy Second Semester #1 Variant Fiona Staples Cover – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $3 Current Value: $3 Still available at online retailers.
Sure it’s Staples but this cover lacks something.

Unspecced Winners

No Unspecced Winners from this week one year ago.

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10 Responses to One Year Later: Spec Review for 9/14/16

  1. A. King says:

    I have that Scarlet Witch cosplay cover in a box of comics for possible grading.

  2. JayClue says:

    The Bermejo SS B covers work well as a set.

  3. blind adam the comicpimp says:

    the scarlet witch cost play cover was the best in the batch. it is #awesomesauce blind adam out

  4. Nice, only bought the All-Star Batman Jock cover of these.

  5. emiobeg says:

    Yeah! I saw Bermejo listed so here I come with a stash as well LOL

  6. AL says:

    I also bought the Jock covers only for AS Batman. 2 copies each. The only ones worth picking up I think!

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