The Day After Wednesday for 10/6/16
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, 10/5/16. They could still be at your shop.
DEADPOOL BACK IN BLACK #1 (OF 5) KRS KIRKHAM VARIANTS – Everyone was WAY on this book early. And for good reason, Deadpool + Venom is a no brainer. However, people forget that stores were also on this book and went big on it. There were stacks of the 1:10 Contest of Champions at each store I went to. That variant is currently $7, the 1:5 Lim variant is $4, the 1:50 Liefeld is doing $50-$60 and the 1:100 is doing about $100. The KRS variants are the big winners for this book, holding strong at $50 for each. I’m not sure what the long term potential for this book is. I expect it to peak at $80 and then settle back down to $40 by the end of the month.
ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1 (OF 5) 1:50 GRANDT VARIANT – I called my stores asking for this over a month ago. Neither got one. It’s currently selling for $80. The other variants aren’t doing much and I don’t think there’s long term potential on this 1:50 variant. These high ratio Disney variants do tend to drop. The Haunted Mansion 1:10 Crosby variant selling for $100 was a short fluke as you can currently buy one for $20 on ebay (granted, it’s international).
LAST WEEK’S TOP PERFORMERS
BLACK #1 (BLACK MASK) – Not many copies of the regular cover have sold on ebay. However, copies that are selling range from $7-$12. The 1:5 Wood variant is doing really well at $18. The all black Baltimore variant is doing very well at $120 to $130. I’m actually surprised that his isn’t doing more. Limited to 99 copies, this book should be through the roof today. Maybe Black Mask’s previous failures in delivering on-time books are keeping people from clamoring for these.
ANGEL CITY #1 (OF 6) (ONI)
ARMY OF DARKNESS/ XENA FOREVER AND A DAY #1 (OF 6) – Are there people itching for an AOD & Xena crossover?
ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES ONE SHOT – See above. For those of you who are Ramones & Archie fans, this one is for you!
CAGE #1 (OF 4) – Nothing is moving. People seem to be staying away from the variants.
CANNIBAL #1 (IMAGE) – Selling steady at cover and some are hitting a little over. This is a great read and one to watch.
CHAMPIONS #1 – Folks were buying the Ross 1:100 presales at around $70. You never really know with variants like this. However, Alex Ross (arguably one of the best artists in the industry) doesn’t seem to have his variants ever retain value. The 1:00 is selling for $60. The Adams 1:50 is doing about $28. Even the 1:1000 is only selling for $450. There are currently 5 copies listed and all are mostly asking for that same price. These will be all be coming down in price. The best book to look for is the party partial sketch. It’s a book that blends in if you’re flipping through stacks. However, if you go through each one and look at the bottom, you might be able to find it at cover and quickly flip this for $25-$30.
DEATH OF HAWKMAN #1 – Come on, spoiler alert DC.
DEATH OF X #1 (OF 4) – Poor DMX, who’s going to give it to us now?
GIRRION #1 (SCOUT) – This is currently selling for $7. The original kickstarter cover WAS selling for $40-$50. However, it has apparently dropped to $10. What’s odd is that this book was nowhere to be seen yesterday. I don’t know a single shop around me that ordered one. Is this a sleeper? I can’t tell yet. $7 is not terrible for a new book. This is one to watch for sure.
GREEN VALLEY #1 (OF 9) (IMAGE) – This is a great read.
GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANNUAL 2016 #1 – While the standard covers aren’t doing anything, pay attention the Vader NYCC limited to 500 copies variant. It’s currently at $40. I expect that to increase.
HARD CASE CRIME TRIGGERMAN #1 (OF 5) (TITAN)
HELLINA #1 (OF 3)
HE MAN THUNDERCATS #1 – Awesome sauce.
HILLBILLY #1 & 2 2ND PTG (ALBATROSS) – One seller has been selling several of these together for $17. I actually think these could go for more. These didn’t hit many shops.
HOMIES #1 (OF 4) (DYNAMITE)
INTERTWINED #1 (OF 6) (DYNAMITE)
JESSICA JONES #1 – The 1:50 has seen sales of $40, however there are a bunch currently listed lower that aren’t moving. This will most likely come down to about $25.
LOOKERS #0 (BOUNDLESS) – Okay, first off, DO NOT search for this book while at work. This book makes Zenescope look tame. There are so many covers for this and each standard cover has a “nude” variant. The nude covers are all selling for $10 with several higher.
MOONSHINE #1 (IMAGE)
ROMULUS #1 (IMAGE)
SHIPWRECK #1 (AFTERSHOCK) – While the 1:10 isn’t doing much right now, the Comic Mint variants are doing well. A color & b&w (limited to 50 copies) sold for $90.
SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #1
ZOMBIE TRAMP HALLOWEEN 2016