Spider-Gwen & Earth 65
I apologize I shouldn't have left you, without some dope spec to flip to. Ok one corny old school rap reference per column. Today I wanna talk about a topic near and dear to my heart coming from just outside Charlotte and that's Spider Gwen. Many speculators keep waiting for the other foot to drop and Spider Gwen to fade away to become no more than a fad. Call me a homer, call me a fan, but I believe this Gwen is here to stay.
One trip around any convention hall were cosplay is prevalent will show you just how popular the character is. Go to a convention where creators Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi are appearing and you will be sold that there is a movement of followers of the goings on of Earth 65. Add rumors of studio interest in a possible future feature and the time to buy is now.
So, how to make money. Well I still think Edge of Spider Verse #2 1st print is a good buy but admittedly prices are high. I still see 3rd, 4th, and 5th prints at low prices. Speculators should be buying these up as it is not only the 1st appearance of Spider Gwen but also of Earth 65 Matt Murdock.
Spider Gwen #1 is a tricky book. It features the first appearances of Earth 65 Vulture and Frank Castle. It is also the first ongoing series issue which should give it down the road value. The problem is the high print run combined with tons of store variants. My pick is the Heroes Aren't Hard To Find Variant. It's low printed and done by Latour himself.
My outside the box pick is the first appearance of Earth 65 itself! It actually appeared in Excalibur #44 as the home of Captain Brit man. This book is quarter bin fodder forget dollar box. But with a little spotlight this book could easily change hands for $10-15.
So don't be scared to get in the Gwen game now. You haven't missed the boat, this ride's just beginning.