Speculation in the UK
With speculation in the UK being a different beast to what it is for our US counterparts I hope with this weekly article to highlight books that are blowing up over here and maybe are selling for more here.
This is generally due to a few factors, such as: smaller supply, a fraction of the comic shops and online retailers compared to US and, for older Marvel comics, too many of the much misunderstood pence variants.
I will also be spelling colour with a u!!!!
1. Star Wars Action figure Variants
|With issue 1 having the HUGE print run it did no one really saw much spec in this book. It quickly became apparent that the action figure variant had tripled in price by weekend after release. At this point these were still easily available on ebay.com, midtown and most other major comic book retailers in US for cover price. Now issue 2 has heated up straight away in both UK & US probably due to a couple of factors:
I predict issue 3, Darth Vader #1 and Princess Leia #1 action figure variants will also have high demand.
The cover for issue 3 has not been released yet –PLEASE BE BOBA FETT!
Also there is a rumour (thanks to G+ user Manole Saviokalis for this) that there will be an exclusive variant (limited to 5000 copies) available to people who purchased the set of 5 covers—how this will be done (if this is definitely true) has not been confirmed
2. Spider Gwen #1 Variants
|As with every big Marvel number 1 there seems to be numerous shop & con exclusive variants, Spider Gwen being no different.
Now, the majority of these are US exclusives, so if you are lucky enough to be able to pick them up without incurring too big a postage charge these are great sellers and can get 3 to 4 times cover.
The ones to look out for are: