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, Terry 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.
Shawn B sent over his so I have updated the post from last night. Sorry for jumping the gun Shawn, I know you put a lot of work into these.
Jim Hensons Power of the Dark Crystal #1 Subscription Variant (available on eBay) – Poyo Pick, Mel Pick – Original Price $3.99 Current Price $10.00-$14.00 – Hard to price this one out since sets of the A and B have sold for $20. No single issues have sold in a while. Someone got a steal on a CGC 9.8 for $26 though.
Street Fighter vs Darkstalkers #0 Cover C Incentive Joe Vriens Variant Cover (available on eBay) – Mel Pick – Original Price $16.00 Current Price $20 – A win is a win. This cool movie homage cover is still selling on eBay pretty well.
Wonder Woman #17 Jenny Frison Variant (available on eBay) – Anthony Pick via Spec Review Video
Original Value: $3 Current Value: $10
Quick Flip Winners:
Heathen #1 (available on eBay) – Anthony and Poyo Pick – Orignal Price $3.99 Current Price $7.00 Quick Flip Price $19.99 – An indie spec darling that shot up quickly in price. Has cooled down since it first came out but a long lapse between issue 4 and 5 probably didn’t help this. Was a Wednesday winner last year. Was recently optioned for a movie.
The Old Guard #1 (available on eBay) – Anthony Pick – Original Price $3.99 Current Value: $4 Quick Flip Value: $8 – The book was optioned for a movie and the prices did go up. Still, good pick up if you got it. If you still have any it’s probably worth waiting to see what happens with it being optioned.
Deadpool the Duck #4 Incentive Robson Variant Cover (available on eBay) – Mel Pick
Original Value: $20 Current Value: $10
Though sold out at on-line retailers, I guess the heat on these fizzled out by issue #4.
Savage #4 Cover E Incentive Lewis Larosa Sketch Cover (available on eBay) – Mel Pick – Original Value: $70 Current Value: $70
1 – 4 of these Larosa Sketch Covers have been on fire at one point or another. Hard to find ratio variant. Shot up pretty high along with the other Sketch variants and have leveled off.
Elektra Vol 4 #1 Cover F Incentive Bill Sienkiewicz Variant (available on eBay) – Mel Pick – Original Price $32.00 Current Price $15.00 – Bill S. has a great year, but not all of his covers were winners, this one for example.
Inhumans vs X-Men #5 Cover E Incentive Gabrielle Dell Otto Variant Cover (available on eBay) – Mel Pick – Original Price $50 Current Price $20 – Yikes. This was not one of Dell Otto’s best covers, but still, this one is a not a win.
Spider-Gwen #17 Joe Jusko Corner Box Variant (available on eBay)
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $8