One Year Later: Spec Review for 6/14/17

What up CHU Heads!?! Shawn B. 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


All-New Wolverine #21 Incentive Dan Mora Variant Cover – Mel Pick
Original Value: $15               Current Value: $30
Gabby is one hot character right now!


Old Man Logan #25 Tom Grummett Homage Variant Cover – Mel & Anthony Pick
Original Value: $15               Current Value: $22
Heavily slabbed issue. Very few 181 homages don’t do well.

Quick Flip Winners


Dark Days The Forge #1 Regular Jim Lee & Scott Williams Foil-Stamped Cover – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $5            Quick Flip Value: $8-10        Current Value: $6-7
Still copies at Midtown for below cover price.


Venom #151 Variant Francesco Mattina Mary Jane Cover – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4            Quick Flip Value: $10        Current Value: $6
I don’t care about value here. This cover is bad ass!

Still Potentials


Betty & Veronica #3 Variant Adam Hughes Veronica and Betty Covers – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $4 each       Current Value: $4-7 each
Any cover with AH! has potential. This is a cool pair of covers to have in the PC. I like the pics on the top left where they drew on each other’s face.


Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #8 Regular Ryan Stegman Cover – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4            Current Value: $5
First full Mary Jane Venom? Still lots of sales activity on this one.

Misses


Mindbender #2 – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4            Current Value: $2-4
Sure second issue print runs are lower, but it still needs to be a popular series.


Martian Manhunter / Marvin The Martian Special #1 Regular Aaron Lopresti Cover – Poyo Pick
Original Value: $5            Current Value: $5
Still copies at mycomicshop.com.

Unspecced Winners


Classic Popeye #59 Darryl Young Variant Cover
Original Value: $10          Current Value: $30
From this day forward if you see any Classic Popeye variants for cheap…..BUY!!!!


Thanos #8
Original Value: $4            Current Value: $7
Even early issues before CGR are going up in value now.

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About Shawn B

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3 Responses to One Year Later: Spec Review for 6/14/17

  1. Jesus says:

    Glad I held on to my copy of old man Logan!!!

  2. Dave says:

    I should grab the remainder of the thanos run (2017-2018). Most between 2-12 are not hard to find at cover price or less.

    Same with Moon Girl. Found copies pre 28 in the $1 bin at BAM!

  3. A. King says:

    I’ve got a couple from this list, I need to check and see if I have that ANW #21 variant.

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