The Day After Wednesday for 7/8/17
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” WEEKEND EDITION 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, 7/5/17. They could still be at your shop.
While this was a light week and there were no HOT titles burning up the back market, there are absolutely some interesting books in “WARM” and even in “COOL” that are worth paying attention to.
LAST WEEK'S HOT COMICS
BATMAN ELMER FUDD #1 (DC) – I was absolutely prepared to say that this book plummeted in price this week. Surprisingly, it’s completely held on to what it was doing a week ago today. Both covers are selling for $10-$15. Some sales favor one cover over another, but both are still steadily moving.
EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1 (OF 5) 1:50 MATTINA VARIANT (MARVEL) – I thought this would have went up from last week. Prices dropped to about $45 shipped (even lower in some cases). Strangly, there are 113 people watching a $69 listing. A couple current auctions are already moving past $60. There’s definitely interest out there. Keep an eye on this book, I can’t tell what it wants to do yet.
WONDER WOMAN 25 FRISON “B” VARIANT (DC) – The “Jennifer Connolly” variant is still selling really well. Prices have averaged to about $10 shipped. That’s a steady hold from last week. I can’t see this book staying this cheap for long. I also think it’s worth noting that lot sales for issues #23, 24 & 25 are seeing excellent returns at $30 shipped. We’re officially at the point where picking up Frison’s Wonder Woman is an absolutely must. Wonder Woman has seen some of the best artists through the years. Bolland, Hughes, Garner, Cho, Dodson (yes, plenty more)…. all seem to have gained a lot of popularity over the past couple years. The signs are already there of Frison’s run being among those sought by collectors. She started on the title with issue #7. That’s an issue you should be hunting for. It’s just as gorgeous…. maybe even more so. Wrapping up: fricking go buy some Frison Wonder Woman covers!
STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #3 (OF 8) 1:20 LAGACE VARIANT (UDON) – Last week, this book was in “COLD”. It saw some sharp drops in value and even completely stalled out with no sales for several days. However, it's worth noting that it recently had a sale of $35. There are not many other copies listed, so that price should hold.
BATMAN #24 3RD PRINTING (DC) – The 3rd print is doing decently at $6. Check out the combined lot sales for the 1st print, 2nd and 3rd. They’re averaging $30 (plus shipping). That seems to be the way to go for these. They do look good next to each other.
RICK & MORTY POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT #1 (OF 5) (ONI) – This book was selling decently on eBay. It has been selling from cover to $11 for the main cover. There are listings still selling these at cover, but several others are listed at $10. Seeing the popularity and high cost of Rick & Morty #1, it might not be a bad idea to grab a copy if you see it. The variants are doing okay. There’s a Supercon blank variant selling for $23 shipped. The Jetpack “Wubba Lubba” (limited to 1000 copies) variant could be a book worth buying. They’re available for $17 shipped.
SACRED CREATURES #1 FRANK MILLER 1:25 VARIANT (IMAGE) – This was a hot book before it even hit shelves. Pre-sales were going for $40. Upon release, this variant dropped to $20 shipped. Without a lot of copies hitting eBay, it is showing signs of life after one sale of $33. Will that help move the other $30 listings? I would usually think it would. However, KRS has a limited to 500 copies B&W SDCC version that is already pre-selling for $60. Seeing that it’s the same cover, the SDCC variant will definitely keep this 1:25 in check.
ASH VS ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 (DYNAMITE)
BATMAN #26 MIDDLETON “B” VARIANT (DC) – This was definitely an anticipated book since the image hit several weeks ago. This definitely has a strange sale pattern. A copy would sell at $9 shipped and then next at cover price (or less) for multiple listings. That pattern has continued. It’s currently selling for cover price. Those cover priced sales are almost all gone. I think it should see a bump in price. At the very least, it will consistently sell at $10. It’s a great cover, so it should.
BELLADONNA ANNUAL 2017 (BOUNDLESS) – Yep, Boundless doing what they do…. being all extreme.
BLOODSHOTS DAY OFF #1 (VALIANT) – In this book, I assume Bloodshot convinces his best friend and girlfriend to ditch school in order to spend an adventurous day together … hilarity ensues. I haven’t read it, but that’s all I can imagine when I saw this title.
CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST #1 (AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY)
CLOUDIA & REX #1 (OF 3) (LION FORGE)
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #1 (MARVEL)
DEATHSTROKE #21 (DC) – This marks a new team and new costumes. I like both of the covers for this. Unfortunately, they’re only selling for a tad over cover. Might be worth grabbing a set if this team takes off.
DIABLO HOUSE #1 (IDW)
GHOST WOLF HORDE OF FANGS #1 (AMIGO)
GREEN HORNET 66 MEETS SPIRIT #1 (OF 5) (DYNAMITE) – I’m getting a tad tired of these “Meets” type books.
GUMBY #1 (PAPERCUTZ)
HANAZUKI FULL OF TREASURES #1 (IDW)
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS MISFITS INFINITE #1 (OF 3) (IDW)
JIM LEE’S X-MEN TRADING CARD VARIANTS (MARVEL) – Yeah, I’m cheating a bit here and putting them all under one blanket. While they are definitely nostalgic and actually kind of cool, they’re pretty available. Some are selling for $10 shipped (like Spectacular Spider-Man #2 Psylocke & Royals #5 Magneto). While that’s good, they’re still mostly selling for cover.
JUSTICE INC FACES OF JUSTICE #1 (OF 4) (DYNAMITE)
KILLBOX CHICAGO #1 (OF 4) (AMERICAN GOTHIC)
KIM AND KIM: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD #1 (BLACK MASK)
LADY MECHANIKA CLOCKWORK ASSASSIN #1 (OF 3) (BENITEZ PROD.) – The standard cover and incentive variants for this title are “cool” this week. What I want you to pay attention to is the Mercado Yesteryear store variant (limited to 250 copies). It’s a fantastic cover. Being a store variant, I can’t quite put this in “WARM” where it would be if you could actually find them at your LCS. With that said, Yesteryear in San Diego has been directly selling their copies on eBay at $29 shipped. Apparently, they sold out on the 7th. There is now just one copy for sale at $125. While that sale may be fishing for offers, it should do very well. It’ll be interesting to see how it performs over the week.
SPIDER-MAN MASTER PLAN #1 (MARVEL) – While this is an easy book to overlook, I really like the Camuncoli variant. It’s selling for cover price.
THOR RAGNAROK PRELUDE #1 (OF 4) (MARVEL)
UNHOLY GRAIL #1 (AFTERSHOCK) – While the standard cover and Francavilla variants are doing a little over cover price, KRS (again) has a even better Francavilla SDCC variant (limited to 1000 copies) that’s pre-selling for $60. We’re officially in the month of caution buying. Whatever book you’re tracking down, it probably has an even more limited SDCC copy of it. So, tread lightly this month.
ZODIAC STARFORCE CRIES OF FIRE PRINCE #1 (DARK HORSE)
ZOMBIE TRAMP ORIGINS #1 (ACTION LAB) – What’s notable about this issue is the cover reprint of the extremely impossible to find (and huge price tag, rumored to be around $750) 1st appearance of Zombie Tramp. While looking into this title, it’s absolutely crazy what some of the risqué variants go for from the last several volumes. For example: Vol. 2 #2: $100, Vol. 2 #4: $90, Vol. 3 #1: $100, Vol. 3 #2: $75 (for VF!)… just to name a few. The point being: While I don’t suggest you fill your short boxes with risqué variants of Zombie Tramp, it is worth knowing that there is a fan base out there for this title. That fan base is willing to spend money on its hard to find variants. This ORIGINS title reprints the cover of the impossible to find first appearance. It's a consolation collection book. It might be worth paying attention to.