One Year Later: Spec Review for 4/5/17

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


Harley Quinn #17 Frank Cho Variant (available on eBay) – Mel & Anthony Pick 
Original Value: $3 Current Value: $7
Double cover price is a winner to me. Sold out at on line retailers. Please keep drawing them thick for Mel, Mr. Cho.


Captain America Steve Rogers #15 Regular Gabriele Dell Otto Cover (available on eBay) – Poyo Pick
 Original Value: $4 Current Value: $6
Mr. Poyo said this one could sneak up on you down the road considering the cover artist. I’d hang onto it for a while longer to see if it continues to grow in value.


True Believers Giant Sized X-Men #1 (available on eBay)– Anthony Pick
 Original Value: $1 Current Value: $3.50
I’m hanging onto mine for longer.


Amory Wars Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV #1 (available on eBay)– Anthony Pick 
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $9

Quick Flip Winners

Black Cloud #1 (available on eBay) – Anthony Pick
 Original Value: $4 Quick Flip Value: $7 Current Value: $4
Strong creative team but the dust has settled.

Misses

Iron Fist #2 Incentive Tim Bradstreet Variant Cover (available on eBay) – Mel Pick
 Original Value: $25 Current Value: You’re guess is as good as mine!
I think this cover is slick! Only Fine copies for sale at any on-line retailers and only five unslabbed copies for sale on the bay going anywhere from $15-25. Zero sales in the last 90 days.


Colossi #1 (available on eBay) – Anthony Pick
 Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4
Tried to ride on the coat tails of Heathen but no luck. Still needs to be good work.

Unspecced Winners

X-Men Gold #1 (available on eBay) – Original Value: $5 Quick Flip Value: $18 Current Value: $6 – 9
Tough to spec this controversial issue before it came out but I wanted to at least give an update on what’s going on with it now. There is a ton of copies for sale on the bay for $6 but with a hefty shipping charge and Midtown also has copies for $9.

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5 Responses to One Year Later: Spec Review for 4/5/17

  1. agentpoyo says:

    I still think that Otto variant for Captain America is one of his best covers to date. Nothing beats Cap striking down the Red Skull in classic WWII Nazi beat down fashion.

    • Vann says:

      I agree—I’m holding onto mine for longer. Still one of my favorite covers and still very under-rated…

    • JayClue says:

      If memory serves me correct, I made out pretty good on that D’O Cap cover.

      • agentpoyo says:

        I should have sold more sooner but held on for too long. Now I’m just going to hold the handful I do have. I do think I broke even on them.

  2. David says:

    Comicxposure still has copies of GSX #1 for a buck…I just got another copy…but I know how all you feel about CX (and I agree). But just had to point out they still sell them at cover.

    Was not aware of the Iron Fist cover #2 variant…will look for this on Ebay…I got just about every variant for issue #1…why not add another for issue #2?

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