STATS, STUDS, & STARS

Greetings from the desert fellow CBSI friends. This week is chalked full with some solid books from the week of January 18, 2017. Before we move forward, I wanted to take a look back at the year that was 2017. Many view and consume pie graphs easier than charts so I am going to provide both for reference.

STATS: The above data is in both total dollars and units for last year as a whole per Diamond. Not a lot of surprises there really. Let’s take a more granular look…

This gives a true snapshot of where the dollars are going in the marketplace. Beyond the rapid fanboy bases of certain ahem… you know publishers, this is the raw data. Finally, below is a more in depth look at the unit sales of products invoiced. Totals below gives the dollars & market share in the above graphs.

Raise your hand if you are one of the business and number crunchers in the house enjoy the ability to analyze and decipher that data?!

STARS: Alright, onto the week. There were some great covers by some amazing artists.

Winner of the week!

Gamora #2 1:25 Mattina Variant
Total run 29.2K / 1:25s – Approx. 1160

Snapshot of sales of CGC 9.8 sales history trending down per GoCollect:

  • EBay slabbed CGC 9.8 sales show prices from $225 – $212 (8 copies)
  • EBay listings for CGC 9.8 – zero. There is one 9.6 SS auction starting @ $75
  • EBay raw sales show prices from $91 – $225 (7 copies)
  • EBay listings show prices from $110 – $250 (2 copies)

BOOM

WWE #1 1:100 Barrett Randy Macho Man Variant
Total run 20.8K / 1:100s Approx. 208

Snapshot of CGC 9.8 sales history trending down per GoCollect:

  • EBay slabbed CGC 9.8 sales – zero
  • EBay listings for CGC 9.8 $220 – $330 (2 copies)
  • EBay raw sales – zero / EBay raw listings $75 – $125 (5 copies)

Danger Zone

Dollface# 1… only because it’s Dollface

There is also a kickstarter, that’s is the one to get besides the Summit listed above

DC

Trinity # 5 Cover B Sienkiewicz
Total copies 46.2K spread over two covers

‘BETTER TOGETHER’ part five! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must battle for their lives against their greatest foes in an arena of their own making! And the fight won’t be done until they confront each other in this deadly match. The mastermind behind this attack has revealed himself at last: Mongul is back!

Superman #15 Cover B Robinson Cover
Total copies 57.4K copies spread over two covers

‘MULTIPLICITY’ part two! Superman and New Super-Man fight alongside an army of Supermen from across the Multiverse against the threat trying to wipe them all out of existence! Plus, Jon and his neighbor Kathy investigate a hidden horror that seems to be growing in their town

Weird cover of the week – Leggitt Special

Popeye Classics #54 1:10 Variant
Numbers not listed via Comichron – shocking!

The genius of Bud Sagendorf! You’ll have plenty of ARF ARFs when you read about Popeye going up against Dynamite Dan in ‘Gentlemen Only!’ Swee’pea, Pappy, Olive Oil and Wimpy join the one-eyed sailor in ‘Gone!’ Plus ‘Mountain Monster’ and ‘O.G. Wottasnozzle, The Only Man on Earth with the Atomic Brain.’

Marvel

Mighty Captain Marvel #1 1:50 Ross Variant
Total run 53K/ 1:25s Approx. 1060

Snapshot of CGC 9.8 sales history trending down per GoCollect:

  • EBay slabbed CGC 9.8 sales – zero
  • EBay listings for CGC 9.8 – zero
  • EBay raw sales – $55 – $80 (3 copies)
  • EBay raw listings- $149 (1 copy)

Monsters Unleashed #1 1:100 Mignola Classic Variant
Total run 74.1K / 1:100s Approx. 740

THIS BOOK IS A GHOST!!
Zero listings or zero sales *noted the Virgin Euro is on EBay, not the US
Anyone have this – send a pic to show it exists!

Venom #3 J. Scott Campbell 1:100 Variant
Total run 55.2K / 1:100s Approx. 552

Snapshot of CGC 9.8 sales history trending down per GoCollect:

  • EBay slabbed CGC 9.8 sales prices from $165 – $340 (8 copies)
  • EBay listings for CGC 9.8 prices from $285 – $300 (2 copies)
  • EBay listings for CGC 9.8 SS prices from $349 – $1000 (8 copies)
  • EBay raw sales prices from $93- $140 (18 copies)
  • EBay raw listings- $50 – $360 (12 copies)

Recap:

  • 9.8 slabs Variant ratios trending down in cost over time vs. a steady uptake
  • Campbell, Ross, Mattina are blue chip artists and higher ratios start hot, then for many titles trend down – Buy early / Flip early or get ready to hibernate those for years
  • Dan Mendoza via Action Labs continues to grow the Zombie Tramp Universe.
  • WWE again has a smaller print run / 1:100s a good bet if bought cheap
  • Week in and week out DC Cover Bs continue to be a safe investment

That’s all for this week. There were some good books that may be had at a cheaper rate vs launch. If found in the wild, pull and hold. Continue to evaluate these more popular titles even with higher ratios. Are they a good investment now or down the road? Or is the money better spent on a proven commodity with a reason the book has value vs. just what’s on the cover. All food for thought…

Talk soon,
Clint

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