This doesn’t apply to all you who have been keeping up with Saga on a month by month, issue by issue basis.
Welcome again to Flashback Friday. We take a peek of what we were spec’ing on and talking about a year ago.
Every week, hundreds of new comic books hit the local shelves. Many of these are long ongoing titles while others come and go quickly, being mini-series or one shots.
Last fall we visited a bunch of the books and titles that had options or media deals that have not gone beyond the option or if they did, they’re still in the wee early stages of ever getting turned into a show.
This is where we dive into the books that either haven’t been optioned or if they did, it’s long expired that we would all love to see and welcome being adapted into a television show or movie.
Saga #12 drops tomorrow and there is already some controversy on it. Seems that Apple censors have banned the sale of it due to sexual content. Saga has been no stranger to sexual content in the past but this one apparently has graphic male on male sexual content. You can still buy this one in stores tomorrow. Saga back issues always do well and the added press it’s getting could help fire up the prices on the secondary market.
I read a lot of forum posts, and have seen a trend. People talk about going into stores looking for certain books (Saga, Peter Panzerfaust, Sixth Gun) and not finding the earliest issues. They often state that they had some of the later issues but passed them up. I am not talking about key issues in a run, but just other books in the series worth selling.
We all know Saga 1 and 2 are commanding big bucks, but, Saga 3 and up are pulling in multiples of cover price and worth flipping as well.
Here are some examples of non-#1’s going for good prices
Saga #3 $9-15
Saga #4 $10-15
Saga #5 $14-18
Saga #6 $6-12
Sixth Gun #10 $10-15
Sixth Gun #11 $7-11
Sixth Gun #12 $7-12
Sixth Gun #13 $7-14
Nowhere Men #3 $8-10
Nowhere Men #4 $5-8
Just an idea. Do not pass up the chance to buy earlier issues (if you come across them) to sell on eBay. A lot of my sales come from these “other” issues in the run.