One Year Later: Spec Review for 2/1/17

What up CHUllectors!?! 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

Monsters Unleashed #2 Marvel Future Fight Variant Cover – Mel Pick
 Original Value: $15 Current Value: $19
 I am sure most of us get these variants for cheaper than the original value. Sold out at on-line retailers. I wish I had some quick flip data on this one.


The Walking Dead #163 – Anthony & Poyo Pick
 Original Value: $.25 Current Value: $3-4 
How could this not be a winner? Remember the hype surrounding this cover before release? NOOOOOOO….Not Rick!!!!!


True Believers: Wolverine vs. Hulk #1 – Anthony Pick
 Original Value: $1 Current Value: $3 
Buy Low…Sell High!!! Assuming we won’t see another reprint of this story for a while I am hanging onto these for much longer.


True Believers: Wolverine #1 – Anthony Pick
 Original Value: $1 Current Value: $3
 BAM!!!! Three books original cost totaling at $2.25 and current value combined $9-10.

Misses

Bullseye #1 Bill Sienkiewicz Variant Cover – Mel Pick
 Original Value: $50 Current Value: Less than $50. Still available at Midtown. 
No recent sales to get a value. Personally, I really like the unique style that Sienkiewicz brings to characters. And I love the fact that anytime I see an Ace of Spades I think of Motorhead.

Unspecced Winners

Deadpool #26 Jusko Corner Box Variant
 Original Value: $4 Current Value: $8


Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 Variant Terry Dodson Star Wars 40th Anniversary Cover 
Original Value: $5 Current Value: $10 
Another 40th Anniversary Cover!!!


Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Cover
 Original Value: $5 Current Value: $8


Star Wars #28 Variant Meghan Hetrick Star Wars 40th Anniversary Original Value: $4 Current Value: $8
 and yet another!!!!

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9 Responses to One Year Later: Spec Review for 2/1/17

  1. Adam Lebednik says:

    That maul was hard to find in 9.8. lots of rubs.

  2. Jesus says:

    I’m still holding onto my true believer copies. I’ll offload when they become $10 copies lol.

  3. Alana says:

    The Monster Unleashed uniforms for Medusa and Moon Girl which were made specifically for the game still haven’t been released in game a year later. Lol

  4. over inflated bubba says:

    idea!!!!
    can we get an one year later on marvel theme monthly variants
    (notos magazine style, vemomized, gwens jusko ect )

  5. A. King says:

    There are a bunch of Thanos /Infinity Gauntlet True Believers coming out soon.

  6. i second bubba’s suggestion

  7. Christian Gonza says:

    Good thing I grabbed like 20 of the walking deads back then 😜

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