One Year Later: Spec Review for 9/13/17

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.

Huge spec week from a year ago.

Poyo’s Drek – Let’s see what the agent told us to stay away from last year.
JSC’s Sheena Variants – Good call. Nothing worth mentioning.

Winners


Teen Titans #12 – Anthony Pick
Original Value: $4           Current Value: $40
Unexpected hit that Anthony had a feeling about. First Batman Who Laughs and The Robins.


Sink #1 – Anthony & Mel Pick
Original Value: $4           Current Value: $9-10
The prices did not “Sink” on this one.

Cover A                                                                Cover B

Realm #1 Variant Tony Moore Cover – Anthony, Poyo & Mel Pick
Original Value: $4           Current Value: $8-9
This series was a hit! Nothing like a PBR while sitting on a mountain of your kills. Is that an uncut six pack ring? Very controversial Mr. Moore!


Rose #6 Variant David Finch Cover – Anthony & Mel Pick
Original Value: $4           Current Value: $8-9
This one has been selling for double cover price since release.


Mister Miracle #1 2nd Printing – Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4           Current Value: $7-8
Great series. First printing still holding strong as well.

Quick Flip Winners


Supergirl #13 Variant Stanley Artgerm Lau Cover – Anthony & Poyo Pick
Original Value: $4           Quick Flip Value: $7          Current Value: $3-4
This Artgerm cover hasn’t held the value that #12 has.

Still Potentials


Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1 Variant Jim Lee Cover – Mel Pick
Original Value: $5           Current Value: $7
Still available at online retailers for cover price but sales on the bay average $7.


Amazing Spider-Man #32 Variant Francesco Mattina Venomized Green Goblin Cover – Poyo & Mel Pick
Original Value: $4           Current Value: $6-7
Lots of activity on this one still. It is a cool cover. Sold out.


Weapon X #8 Variant Greg Land Venomized Weapon H Cover – Anthony & Mel Pick
Original Value: $4           Current Value: $6
While this hasn’t quite hit the Winner status there are a lot of sales happening for this cover. Weapon H is still hot!

Misses


All-New Wolverine #24 Regular Leinil Francis Yu Cover – Anthony & Mel Pick
Original Value: $4           Current Value: $4
Sweet cover but no heat!

Unspecced Winners


Classic Popeye #62 Incentive Rich Powell Variant Cover
Original Value: $10           Current Value: $75


Mister Miracle #2
Original Value: $4           Current Value: $9

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About Shawn B

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6 Responses to One Year Later: Spec Review for 9/13/17

  1. D-Rog says:

    I first discovered CHU a year ago. I was just browsing around and found the link. I had heard about this Batman Who Laughs coming up in DN Metal, but didn’t realize his first appearance was in TT22 until I read his article. I quickly ran out the next day and found some copies still on the shelf. Only cover B though. But Found cover A at another shop the following week. Flipped cover B for $15….should have known better…but kept Cover A for the PC.

  2. A. King says:

    I guess I was really busy this time last year, because I got 9 of these.

  3. JayClue says:

    I love that ANW24 cover. One of Lauras best, imo.

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