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.
Anyone watch Young Sheldon last week? His mother banned him from comics because she found his copy of Watchmen and she didn’t like the naked blue man. Hilarious. Good thing she didn’t read the whole book. I was 13 when I read Watchmen in ’86. That and Dark Knight were my introduction to comics. How could I not be instantly hooked?
Lady Death: Oblivion Kiss #1 Variant Adam Hughes Foil Premium Cover (available on eBay)– Mel Pick
Original Value: $25 Current Value: $35
AH! I love seeing that on a cover.
Ms. Marvel #17 Variant Adam Kubert Resurrxion Cover (available on eBay) – Mel Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $15
Still a popular cover. X-23 still has some heat!
Redneck #1 (available on eBay)– Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $10
Love this series! Not quite as successful as God Country but Cates has been on a roll.
Quick Flip Winners
World Reader #1 Elizabeth Torque Variant Cover (available on eBay)– Mel Pick
Original Value: $15 Quick Flip Value: $35 Current Value: $15
You would have needed a quick turn around on this one.
Harley Quinn #18 Frank Cho Variant (available on eBay)– Anthony & Mel Pick
Original Value: $3 Current Value: $5
Slow burn in my opinion. Sold out at online retailers. Issues have sold from $1 to $15.
Royals #2 Adi Granov Variant Cover (available on eBay)-Mel Pick
Original Value: $25 Current Value: $15
There may have been some quick flip potential here but I do not have the data. Granov has been hot but this one has fizzled.
Ninjak #26 Tula Lotay Variant Cover (available on eBay)
Original Value: $65 Current Value: $150
Wow! This came out of nowhere.