The Day After Wednesday for 9/15/16
Want to know which books from yesterday’s new deliveries are already heating up and which ones are cooling? Here’s a “Day After Wednesday” list that we hope will help! This isn’t a reflection on the quality, collectability or long term potential of recently released books. This is based on today’s market price for books that came out on Wednesday, 9/14/16. They could still be at your shop.
Sorry for the long break in this article! I should be back on track for the future. Thanks for reading!
SCARLET WITCH #10 1:15 COSPLAY VARIANT – Do you know how much it kills me to put a cosplay variant in Hot? There are TWO big and obvious reasons why this book is doing so well. Another reason is all thanks to the last round of Cosplay variants leaving a very bad taste in the mouths of both collectors and shop owners. Financially, they did terrible with these. Because of that, stores didn’t order many (or any) of these this time. Hence, a decent Silk cosplay hits last week and boom, big price jump. That price jump carried over into this week’s SCARLET WITCH (still doing well at $36). Will this retain value? Long term, no. I don’t think so. But for now, it’s an easy $20-$25 book.
ANCIENT DREAMS #1 (ROTHIC) – This book apparently is selling for $8-$10 (plus shipping). That seems pretty good for a $3.99 comic. Searching for this can be tricky as there are different release dates listed, TPB’s with the same cover as this issue and an older series from 2012 with various harder to find covers. From what I can tell, there’s only one cover for this.
DARK SOULS LEGENDS OF THE FLAME #1 (OF 2) (TITAN) – As Comics Heating Up reported earlier this week, Cover A did not hit stores yesterday due to an error in shipping by Diamond. Seeing that there’s not even a single copy listed, it appears that none snuck through either. If you do have one, right now is the time to sell.
DOOM PATROL #1 – Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol has finally come, and it brought six covers with it. Which is strange, since all the other Rebirth titles are 2-3 covers. All of these are selling for the same amount. Will this have legs? It’s hard to tell. I would instead ask your LCS if they have any of the free Young Animals’ Ashcans lying around. That ashcan has a lot of potential as it holds Way’s 1st Doom Patrol along with additional new DC characters not yet released.
DOCTOR WHO 3RD #1 (TITAN)
THE FOREVERS #1 (BLACK MASK) – While this book and its variants aren’t doing much right now, if you happen to have the limited to 66 copies SDCC variant, now is the time to sell. A raw copy sold for $75 and there are no raw copies currently listed. The market is yours.
GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER #1
GRIMM V2 #1 (DYNAMITE) – This book doesn’t have any current heat, however (for you horror cover fans) there’s a cutout mask variant that’s pretty creepy.
HADRIANS WALL #1 (OF 8)
JACK THE LANTERN SALVATION #0 – Cover c (the retailer incentive) is selling for $10 if you need a quick $5.
RESIDENT ALIEN THE MAN WITH NO NAME #1 (OF 4) (DARK HORSE) – While searching for this, Spacehog’s 1997 Resident Alien album came up and reminded me how much I loved “In the Meantime”. I haven’t thought of or heard that song in a really long time. So, thanks Dark Horse!
SOLO #1 (MARVEL) – I kind of remember this character from the 90’s. Why bring him back now? Marvel’s plans are always very specific and usually tie into content. My guess is probably AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. However, he has ties to Luke Cage/Iron Fist on Heroes for Hire and also with Deadpool on his Mercs for Money team. So, there’s plenty of places for this character to pop up. With that said, stick to the $1 bin if you do go digging for his first appearance (Web of Spider-Man #19). These ancillary characters are specs that dry up really fast.
SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE ONE SHOT 2ND PTG – While this isn’t doing anything right now, keep in mind that this 2nd print has a low print run and Spawn fans collect EVERYTHING. Will it ever be expensive? No. But, if you find it at cover, tuck it away for a few years and maybe it could be.
STRAIN MR QUINLAN VAMPIRE HUNTER #1 (OF 5) (DARK HORSE) – This season of THE STRAIN has been fantastic. It’s moving much better then previous seasons. Quinlan is a great character and I almost want the whole show to be about him and his past 1000 years. This is pretty much a supplement to what they’ve shown very briefly on the series.