Variant Heat Check for 10/3/17


The Tomb of Dracula Omnibus Vol.1 Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepper

We don’t talk about out of print omnibuses enough around here, but there is a market for them. Typically they sell a lot better if they are in the shrink wrap, but some like this Tomb of Dracula will sell for big money without it.

Dirty Pair: Run From the Future #1 Hughes Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepper

Getting harder and harder to find, this book is an easy $100+ raw while a graded 9.6 went for $200. I can't wait to see what the next 9.8 goes for.

Lady Mechanika The Clockwork Assassin #1 Benitez DCC Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepper

I know nothing about Lady Mechanika, but a $10 book going for close to $50 months after Denver Comic Con is pretty damn good.

Venom #155 Mattina Variant

Drops this week!

Mattina is hot right now, and so is this cover!

Note: Variants appearing in the Top 10 will not appear on this list due to contractual obligations.


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    The Lady Mechanika yesteryear comics variant by Miguel Mercado is the one to watch. hard to find and selling for $60+

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    A 9.8 copy of Dirty Pair just sold for $375 a few months ago, and $221 before that. Never been a particularly expensive or hard to find book.

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      Everything is relative. I think even $200 for a B cover, not incentive, is a pretty darn good return. There are also only 10 9.8’s on the CGC census. Those two combined are pretty telling of how expensive and hard to find it is.

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        10 on the census and three for sale on eBay in the last few months. This is not an “in demand” title or character so yes, even $50 for the book is a miracle. But if people really believe it’s “rare”, that is undercut by its constant availability.

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