This week we’ll talk about an artist you already know, a book you already know, and another comic you already should have bought. Because sometimes, all it takes is a little push.
There’s no secret about this one. There are relatively a lot of them out there and yet, they are hard to find. Probably the most iconic Jock cover to date.
Detective Comics #880
Release Date: July 27 2011
Cover Artist: Jock
Print Run: 38,585
This cover is the Catwoman #51 of Detective Comics. Not in terms of art, of course, but they both are done by renowned artist, have a similar print run and seem to follow the same path in term of value. It’s probably too late for some people to grab a copy but don’t lose hope when looking into dollar bins. Except the great Jock cover, which magnificently express the Joker obsession for Batman, there is nothing significant about this issue, so everything is possible. I don’t think it has peaked yet, but for $110, I’ll try the bins instead of the Bay.
Now, who is to Spider Man what the Joker is to Batman? Venom, of course. You probably have guessed where I am heading by now, and if you did, I hope you have at least one copy of this book. Because if you know about this cover and you need to read this to buy one, well…
Release Date: December 17 2008
Cover Artist: Jock
Print Run: 3,637
What a great cover! Everything on this book screams investing. It has a low print run, a great artist, and a character everyone loves. Venom is red-hot right now but that’s not the point. This book will only grow up in value and the supply will slowly run dry. Even with all the Venom craze since the past few months, no one seems to talk about this one. We need to look back at the basic of investing a look where the market isn’t. Dell’Otto and JSC are amazing artists, but so are Jock and a lot of others. Maybe it’s just me, but on an investing point of view, I’d go for 10 of those over a single Venom #3 1:100 JSC Variant anytime..but that’s just me. This book won’t be a $20 for long and once it will start to rise in value, it won’t hold down. Tec #880 has an enormous print run compared to that one and commands big money, like I said earlier, all it needs is a little push. Don’t wait for it to happen to secure a copy. Without a doubt a long-term hold, big things to come for this one!
Keep in mind that investing is subjective and that’s what makes it fun. You win, you lose, but you can’t snooze. Will you buy a copy, do you already have one, two, or more, or will you pass on this one? Let us know what you think! Until then, see you next week on another pattern!