Welcome once again to another installment of the One Week Later Report.
This week we’ll cover the books released on 08/05/2020, which was last week. Can be books we anticipated getting hot, total surprise winners and perhaps books that we hyped and ended up as duds. Also could be a good list to use when out picking up this weeks pickups..
We’ll start off with Robin King because last week was a great week for comics I think and Robin King should come to no surprise for you people who have not been living under a rock.
Dark Night Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 is a book you can easily make money if you can still find it out in the wild. I’d imagine for a lot folks it’s still in transit from the online orders since if you’re like me, you still don’t get out much due to the rising COVID cases and people acting like morons not wearing masks.
This one was a solid $25 to $30 book with secondary market pre-sales but is dropping (most recents are hovering around the $15 average range). You can likely make money but honestly, if you snagged a couple of copies, I say it’s likely better to hold for the long term gamble for this Robin King fella as I knew the market would get flooded. Searching Comics Modern Age on eBay for this book returns over 1,000 hits..
So if you missed out on pre-ordering this one and still want it, have a little patience, I don’t think we’ve seen rock bottom yet. A lot of folks bought a stack of issues and want to offload them. Let them continue to undercut each other and then buy and hold for the long term as if this character turns out to be anything like Batman Who Laughs, we’ll see it climb back over time when supplies continue to decrease and demand increases as they’re being tucked away into collections.
Now if you were able to snag the 1:25 for cover or cheap, we’ve seen these drop drastically from pre-sales peaks around the $500 range. Now you can snag them for under $200.
Overshadowed by Robin King hype, Batman #96 also hit store shelves and gave us our first glimpse of Clownhunter.
Can we say he was overshadowed or did shops just go super heavy on this one since Tynion was pumping this character and promised first appearance? I think it’s a combination of both.
So grab a copy if you find them and tuck it away. If this character ever becomes mainstream, this will be the book to own (and particularly the 1:25 Design Variant which is $20 now on the secondary market, with a bunch of auctions that are current and could end up even cheaper). I’m not even going to bother with checking secondary prices for the regular cover since you can likely still find this at your local shops and or most online retailers (after a quick check).
Ice Cream Man #20 was the winner coming out of Image Comics last week. With the awesome Dr. Seuss homage cover.
This is a solid $20 with some sales reaching as high as $30. It’s getting a second printing too with another kick ass Dr. Seuss homage cover, so make sure you pre-order it now so you don’t pay secondary market prices potentially.
Here’s the 2nd print cover for you all not aware (was not out last week, it’s the 2nd printing on the way):
This next book was a FOC Highlight book about a full moon cycle back. Did you all order it then? Did you ignore me and said, bleh.. Agentpoyo is a moron, I’ll pick this one up later! Well, it’s now a $15 to $20 book, it’s the Star Wars Bounty Hunters #1 2nd Print that has a pretty kick ass cover of Boba Fett.
Also goes to show, talking about books pre-FOC does nothing to the secondary market potential. If you’re one of those blabber mouth speculators that thinks or preaches pre-FOC talk ruins spec, you need to get your head checked cause you’re WRONG!
Thor #4 (which is a $15 book itself on a good day) and Black Winter are still on fire. Everyone loves Black Winter. Who would have though a cloud could make so much buzz as a character. Alana loves Black Winter.. loves it so much she was willing to drop her 20 quantity she had in her cart at Midtown of Black Winter #5 (which is now around the $75 range, I know, I just sold one two days ago for that much) so others got a chance to love them some Black Winter.
Anyways, Thor #4 got a 2nd print that depicts the last page of Black Winter appearance on the cover. This sold out quickly and is selling well on the secondary market.
There was also Thor #3 3rd Print. Not as appealing to some since there’s no Black Winter on the cover but it is a cool design cover. Still worthy of a grab if you see them on the shelves.