One Year Later: Spec Review for 8/23/17

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.

I also wanted to give a heads up that there are some books that are on fire right now. I can’t believe the jump for Carnage Mind Bomb. I have one copy I paid a quarter for and another a dime. Cates has been turning old nothing books into huge winners.
Carnage: Mind Bomb #1 – $100+
Edge of Spiderverse #5 – Reg. $15      Greg Land Variant $100
Invincible Iron Man #7 – Reg. $45      WoP Variant $110(WHAT!!!)

Poyo’s Drek – Let’s see what the agent told us to stay away from last year.
The Last Hunt #1 – Original Value: $4           Current Value: $2
Like he is Nostradamus….but wait this book shows up again below!
Generation Gone #2 – Original Value: $4           Current Value: $2
Shocker!!!

Winners

Robotech #1 2nd Printing Stanley Artgerm Lau Variant Cover – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $4           Current Value: $7
First print is going for less. Must be the winking!

Quick Flip Winners


Batman / The Shadow #5 Variant Francesco Mattina Cover – Anthony & Mel Pick
Original Value: $4           Quick Flip Value: $10        Current Value: $4
Cool cover but like most variants pricing gets back to original value or less.


Weapon X #7 – Anthony, Mel & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4           Quick Flip Value: $8        Current Value: $5
This one has also simmered down a bit.

Misses


The Last Hunt #1– Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4           Current Value: $2
That’s right folks, our top Agent Poyo recommended and told us to avoid the same book in his same posting. He did own it and said he was doing it. But I think we may have gotten a glimpse into the inner struggle that these guys experience when speccing. Also, one way to make sure that every week you’re right at least once.


Z Nation #5 Lucio Parrillo Virgin Cover – Anthony & Mel Pick
Original Value: $15           Current Value: $15-20
Put this in the misses because while these Parrillo variants started out strong they have really started to drop back down in value recently. Wish I had the quick flip value on these.

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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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7 Responses to One Year Later: Spec Review for 8/23/17

  1. agentpoyo says:

    Oh sweet, my drek picks are now included. This is going to start getting interesting. 🙂

  2. Shawn B says:

    Hah. They actually started last week man.

    • agentpoyo says:

      Did they? Holy smokes, how did I miss them last week. Sigh.. Maybe since you added the bold text they stood out more. It’s been a long week. 🙂

  3. rush diehard says:

    lol. i picked up 2 number 1’s of… carnage: mind bomb… a month ago at a garage sale for a dollar each.

  4. A. King says:

    Only thing for me from this list is Z Nation and Weapon X.

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