What up CHUaholics!! Shawn B., the One Year Later Investigator, back again, spec it, collect it, let’s begin! Man, I am getting bad with my jokes the older I get. So, I wanted to take a moment to mention that last week marks the one-year anniversary for these one year later reviews. Thanks to everyone who reads this post. It really is a lot of fun for me. And a big thanks to Anthony, Poyo and Mel for allowing me to call out their specs whether they are good or bad. Lastly, a big shout out and thank you to Anthony for creating CHU and keeping it going strong. Forget the specs and flipping and all that, what I love about this site is the excitement that it gives me each week. Whether it’s the new releases, Anthony’s spoilers, Alana’s Weekend Specs, Blind Adam’s Hidden Gems, it all keeps me excited about past, current and future comics. So, a big thanks to everyone who contributes to this site. You all help to keep my drive for collecting strong and on point. Jeez you’d think I’m accepting a Nobel over here with all my thank yous. Like I think I cured something.
Z Nation #1 Incentive Lucio Parrillo Virgin Cover – Mel Pick Original Value: $12 Current Value: $20+
While this one isn’t quite on fire now, but I remember them selling well in the beginning. There are a ton of Parrillo virgin covers doing really well on the aftermarket. If you see any cheap…grab ‘em!
Heathen #3 – Anthony & Poyo Pick Original Value: $4 Current Value: $9
Winner, winner Heathen dinner! Still going strong!
Quick Flip Winners
Solar Flare #1 – Anthony & Poyo Pick Original Value: $4 Quick Flip Value: $10 Current Value: $4
The heat here has settled down to luke warm. The self-published issues are still doing pretty well. It seems harder to find the second printing of this one. Though they were once sold out Midtown has copies for cover price again. Still a great read!
Godshaper #1 Variant David Aja Cover – Mel Pick Original Value: $4 Quick Flip Value: $10 Current Value: $5
Cool cover but it’s BOOM! and not a crazy popular series. Unless the series is optioned I see no value down the road here.
Deadpool Vs. Punisher #1 – Anthony Pick Original Value: $4 Current Value: $5
Putting this in Near Misses because there is still quite a bit of sales activity going on for this one. Copies still at on line retailers for cover and lots of sold listings on the bay from $3 – 9. Sets of the 5 issue series sold for $20 – 40. I’m gonna check this one in another year.
American Gods #2 Bill Sienkiewicz Variant – Mel Pick Original Value: $3 Current Value: $3
Still available for cover or less. Probably not a strong enough series to boost the value here.
Deadpool vs Punisher #1 Incentive Greg Hildebrandt Variant – Mel Pick Original Value: $9 Current Value: $5
I gotta say that in my findings, very few variants stand the test of time for value.
Guardians of the Galaxy #19 Incentive Mike Deodato Jr. Variant – Mel Pick Original Value: $30 Current Value: $8
Again, most variants do not hold value unless they are part of a key issue or run, have truly exceptional artwork or are incredibly rare but even then, there needs to be some popularity.
Black Panther and the Crew #1 Jim Cheung Marvel Hip Hop Original Value: $4 Current Value: $7
Classic Popeye #57 Incentive Bill Sewart Variant Original Value: $10 Current Value: $25
Man some of these Classic Popeye Variants are going for insane money!
Wonder Woman #20 Jenny Frison Variant Original Value: $3 Current Value: $8