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.
Batman #24 Regular Cover – Anthony Pick & Variant Tim Sale Cover – Mel Pick
Original Values: $3 Current Values: Regular $18 Variant $14
Pretty huge marriage in the DCU. Can’t wait til they have babies!
Darth Vader #1 – Poyo Pick
Original Value: $5 Current Value: $7
Not a huge win but my money says it will continue to slowly rise.
Darth Vader #1 Incentive Mark Brooks Homage Variant Cover – Mel & Anthony Pick
Original Value: $60 Current Value: $55
Most variants drop much lower in value a year later. I am sure most of us CHU Heads get our variants for cheaper than the original value. Money could have been and still could be made here.
Walking Dead #168 Variant Sina Grace Pride Month Cover – Anthony & Mel Pick (sort of)
Original Value: $3 Current Value: $5
I say sort of because they specced on this one but never said “this is the cover to get”. Weird one though. The bay sales average at $5 but you can get copies at online retailers for cover or below.
Street Fighter vs Darkstalkers #2 Incentive Warren Louw Guest Artist Variant Cover – Mel Pick
Original Value: $30 Current Value: $16
No quick flip data here unfortunately. Based of the success of #1’s Artgerm variant I would imagine there was some potential.
Pestilence #2 – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4 or less
Didn’t quite pick up the expected steam but with the new series starting who knows what the future holds.
Heathen #4 Incentive Natasha Alterici Variant Cover – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $7 Current Value: $6
No quick flip data again. Later issue variants a year later? Not usually huge.
Babyteeth #1 – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $4
Not sure if this one ever lived up to all the hype!
Original Value: $4 Current Value: $20
Tough to predict the option happening a year ago.
Injustice 2 #3
Original Value: $3 Current Value: $6
First appearance of Athanasia al Ghul?