One Year Later: Spec Review for 6/21/17

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.

Winners

None!

Quick Flip Winners


Darth Vader #2 Mike Del Mundo Variant Cover – Mel Pick
Original Value: $15          Quick Flip Value: $20         Current Value: $16
I paid $7.19 for mine. Still lots of activity on this cover a year later. What’s Vader saying to that trooper?


Batman #24 2nd Printing – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $3         Quick Flip Value: $6        Current Value: $3
While things have cooled off for now, this could see a rise again if the wedding does happen.

Still Potential


Z Nation #3 Lucio Parrillo Virgin Cover – Mel Pick
Original Value: $14         Current Value: $15
Not a ton of sales and scarce. Tough to determine value due to this. Only 3 recent sales in total from $4 to $40.


September Mourning #1 – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $5         Current Value: $5
There are sales for up to double cover price on eBay but copies at mycomicshop for $5. What happened with this series? Only 1 issue?


Crosswind #1
– Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4         Current Value: $4
Still available everywhere. Stuck this one in Still Potential due to it being optioned.

Misses


Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1 Tom Fowler Nude Beariant Cover – Anthony, Poyo & Mel Pick
Original Value: $40         Current Value: $20
If this were an ongoing series this one may have kept it’s value. Anyone else think the Censored bar should have been vertical?

Unspecced Winners


Aquaman #25
Original Value: $4         Current Value: $12
Both covers are up. Story line? Small print run? Bueller?


Darth Vader #2 Regular Jim Cheung Cover
Original Value: $4         Current Value: $13
Doing better than issue #1.

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About Shawn B

Avid collector. I write weekly reviews for ComicsHeating Up.net and I am a Moderator for ComicBookRealm.com.
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4 Responses to One Year Later: Spec Review for 6/21/17

  1. reebok pnd says:

    VADER 2 ? why?

  2. A. King says:

    Just 2 for me on this list. Batman #24 2nd place and Z Nation virgin variant.

  3. Dave says:

    I couldn’t get past the “Marry Me” on the cover….lame…cheesy…pass.

  4. Steve says:

    Aquaman 25 B is a Joshua Middleton cover. No idea other than that.

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