One Year Later: Spec Review for 4/26/17

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.
All links redirect to eBay so you can see the books and their current value.

Winners

Savage Dragon #223 Variant Erik Larsen April Fool’s Cover – Anthony & Mel Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $7
Sort of a winner. Sold out at online retailers. Sold prices are all over the place like The Joker’s emotions. There is a CGC 9.8 of this on eBay for $27

Quick Flip Winners

Suicide Squad #16 Variant Lee Bermejo Cover – Anthony & Mel Pick
 Original Value: $3 Quick Flip Value: $10-12 Current Value: $6
This bad boy was hotter than Johnny Blaze’s tailpipes for a little while. A 9.8 of this one up on ebay for $35.

Near Misses

Deadpool vs Punisher #2 Incentive Howard Chaykin Variant Cover – Mel Pick
 Original Value: $25 Current Value: $25
This is a funny one. Seems kind of hard to find. I still feel flip potential here if you are able to find a copy for cheap. Only one copy for sale right now on the bay for $99.99. What!? Why you Chaykin’ my Chirt Deadpool!?

Misses

Elektra #3 Incentive Mike Deodato Variant – Mel & Poyo Pick
 Original Value: $30 Current Value: $6
Unsure of any quick flip value here but I bet there was some. As far as a year later this thing’s colder than a Frost Giant funeral.


Old Man Logan #22 Incentive Christopher Stevens Variant Cover– Mel Pick
 Original Value: $25 Current Value: $19
Cool cover. Lots of angry teeth on this one. Even Steven didn’t break even on this Stevens! These bad jokes are getting out of hand.


‘Namwolf #1 – Anthony & Poyo Pick
 Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4
This one did not ride the coattails of Hillbilly and take off at all.

Unspecced Winners

Rick and Morty #25 Original Value: $4 Current Value: $13
1st Appearance of Rick Sanchez as Tiny Rick!

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7 Responses to One Year Later: Spec Review for 4/26/17

  1. Josh M says:

    Good list but I disagree about the namwolf – that should’ve been in quick flips. I flipped 3, 4 copies of them for $7-9 within the first few weeks.

  2. Kevin verdine says:

    Wait …it’s already been a year since Namwolf came out? WTF!!

  3. Thomas Albert says:

    I’m glad I didn’t jump on the bandwagaon, even when it was the book.

  4. A. King says:

    Only things I got are Namwolf, S.S. and Rick and Morty.

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