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.
I apologize again for missing a couple weeks. Work is still out of control for me and I am going to Ireland on Sunday for two weeks. Anthony thanks for filling in last week. You were right, I was doing the Johnny Cash thing too. (Here Shawn is doing his Johnny Cash thing at the Hard Rock.)
Light week a year ago. Very little potential for the guys to spec on.
Sadly no specced winners from this week.
Wonder Woman #10 Variant Jenny Frison Cover – Mel Pick
Original Value: $3 Current Value: $3 Still available at on line retailers.
Filed this one under Near Misses because there were a couple sales on the bay for over cover price and I believe that these Frison variants are ones to hang onto.
Captain America Steve Rogers #7 – Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4-5
Still available at on line retailers. Copies have sold on the bay for up to $10 plus shipping.
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1 – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4 Still available at on line retailers.
Still a ton of sales activity on early issues of this series. I am hanging onto mine for the long haul. I mean come on it’s TMNT and animated Batman and Harley!
Invincible Iron Man #1 Incentive Jeff Dekal Variant – Mel Pick
Original Value: $25 Current Value: $18
Sold out at most retailers. Personally I liked the McKone STEAM Variant.
WWE: Then, Now, Forever #1 – Mel Pick
Original Value: $40 Current Value: $40
Not enough recent sales to get an accurate current value. Sold out at on line retailers and the bay. Collectors and fans must be hanging onto these. Could be a slow burn.
Violent Love #1 – Anthony & Poyo (reading recommendation) Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4
Still available at retailers. I like this series though I’ve only read the first couple issues so far. It’s like ‘Natural Born Killers’ meets ‘Love & a .45’ meets ‘Wild at Heart’ meets ‘Bonnie and Clyde’.
Unspecced Winners – No Unspecced Winners One Year Ago. Like I said…not a great week for speccing potential.