One Year Later: Spec Review for 11/8/17

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.

Actually Anthony here this week. Our friend Shawn B. has a lot going on in his and has taken a leave for a while. We wish him all the best and look forward to his return.

Poyo’s Drek (Trust the chicken!) – Poyo’s stay away this week was Marry Me. Guess what? No sales in the past 30 days…..

Winners

Port of Earth #1 – Anthony and Poyo Pick – Orignal Price: $3.99 Current Price: $9.99
This is a weird one. It did nothing out of the gate. Got optioned and shot up in price, and has settled back down. Still available online.


Sink #2 – Anthony Pick – Orignal Price:$3.99 Current Price: $18.99

Still Potentials

Harbinger Renegade #0 Cover E Incentive Ben Tiesma Variant Cover – Mel Pick – Orignal Price:$67.76 Current Price: $35
Last sold cover was below $37, one listed for $99. Need to see where it goes.


Supergirl #15 Artgerm Cover – Anthony and Poyo Pick – Orignal Price: $3.99 Current Price: $3.99
Super popular Artgerm variant that didn’t take off. Stores had caught on by this point.

Misses


1985 Black Hole Repo #1 – Poyo Pick- Orignal Price: $3.99 Current Price: Below Cover Price
Poyo did say that even if it didn’t heat up, it would be a fun read.


Spirits Of Vengeance #2 Cover B Incentive Giuseppe Camuncoli Variant – Mel Pick – Orignal Price: $17.36 Current Price: $9.99
this was a toss up on where to place. Not many show app on eBay, but last sale was $9.99 so a loss of overall value.

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7 Responses to One Year Later: Spec Review for 11/8/17

  1. agentpoyo says:

    1985 was a fun read but the lack of new issues killed that book. Its been a year and still no number 2 issue to my knowledge.

    • I know it can be hard for indie creators but if you’re not sure you can at least get a decent run out (even if you have to tell an abbreviated or rushed story because it’s not selling) then you really shouldn’t bother. It really hurts everyone because people are afraid to take a chance on smaller books that could potentially never get finished.

      • agentpoyo says:

        Exactly. This is one reason I think Image requires it’s creators to have 3 full issues created before they’ll even publish.

    • Thankfully it seems to be less and less of a problem as the years have gone on. It still happens though. Not quite as frustrating but still frustrating is the months and months delay between books. At least they come out but it’s hard to build any emotion when I can’t remember what happened in the last book because I read it 6 months ago.

  2. Rienye says:

    I prefered the variant cover for Port of Earth #1 …still have a copy in the collection

  3. adam wonders the blind comicpimp says:

    agreed get all your ducks in arrow then publish.do it right and comic book karma will reward ya . and if you must do it as you go along do it on a regular basis don’t make people wait if the message and effort are good and you inporve on a regular basis then once again not my phases but I will use it then comic book karma will reward you way to many indy books don’t even get ordered and that is because they are rushed or just plan suck right out the gate . and the artgerm supergirl variants can still be found in force love you guys blind adam out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbwpjZ6yUzQ

  4. A. King says:

    I didn’t know Sink was still selling a such a high price.

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