The Weekend After Wednesday for 2/24/2018
Want to know which books from Wednesday’s new deliveries are already heating up and which ones are cooling? Here’s a “Weekend After” 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, 2/21/18. They could still be at your shop.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #796 (MARVEL) – This book is immensely interesting and a perfect case study of where the hobby/industry is at right now. To sum everything up: you have two established villains (Carnage and Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin) who merge together in issue #795. Cue debate #1: Is this the first “Red Goblin”? If not, it was then assumed that the Red Goblin would actually fully appear in 796 (he doesn’t). BUT, Cue debate #2: Red Goblin has a full appearance on the Comixposure variant. Does THIS count as a 1st appearance? The answers vary greatly and have spurred large debates and digital screaming matches… over the Red Goblin…. a Carnage and Green Goblin mash-up… Sigh. Say what you will, but the debate is actually kind of fun to watch and really harkens back to the “Good ole days” when new characters popped up ALL the time and this debate was a regular “geeked out” in-store event refereed (or instigated) by the store owner/employees. Regardless of all that, the day of release saw #796 reach $20 shipped. As news trickled in that day about this issue NOT containing a full appearance, it then dropped to about $12+shipping. Guess what, people decided they didn’t care and it just jumped right back up to $20. Cheaper copies are available for about $17/$18 shipped… but still, it went back up. IF you want my thoughts, here’s my 2 cents: #795: Origin of Red Goblin; #796: Comixposure Variant: First Cover; #797: Maybe first cameo OR first fill appearance… I guess we’ll see.
LAST WEEK RECAP
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #6 MAHFOOD 1:50 VARIANT (VALIANT) – Prices have really varied in the last week, between $66 to $90. This averages out to about the same as last week, around $70. It should do just fine overall.
STABBITY BUNNY #2 (SCOUT) – The standard 2nd issue fell from $25 to $15, which is still solid for a standard cover.
STAR WARS THRAWN #1 (OF 6) MATTINA 1:50 VARIANT (MARVEL) – Surprisingly, this is still holding at around $70 shipped. It did see some lows last weekend and earlier in the week at around $55 (plus shipping) but quickly bounced back up and holding.
X-MEN BLUE #21 HANS 1:50 POISON X VARIANT (MARVEL) – With an average of $220 last week, this has fallen a bit to an average of $180. Prices have varied thanks to the multiple copies finally hitting eBay (most likely online purchases from last week that were delivered and then instantly flipped).
AVENGERS #681 – The standard cover is seeing some slight heat at $6 + shipping. The 1:25 variant is selling under ratio at $20+shipping.
VENOM #162 1:50 JOHNSON VARIANT – This is a perfect preview to how X-Men Blue #22 might do next week. From what I heard reported, stores really increased the price on this Venom #162 Variant, thanks to the Hans X-men 21 variant heat last week. Stores who sold their Hans 1:50 copies cheap early in the day last week don’t want to miss out this time around (neither do fans for that matter). Demand increases, as does prices. When people realize that the hype was simply driven by another books’ heat, it will be too late as a small flood hits eBay. This book is trending at around $45, just a tad below ratio. If you got it cheap, then this was a win for you.
AQUAMAN #33 (DC)
BATMAN #41 (DC) – While this isn’t selling for more then cover, this DOES officially mark the summer barrage of DC Convention Foil Variants. The ECCC foil is pre-selling for $25+shipping.
BATMAN SINS OF THE FATHER #1 (OF 6) (DC)
BLACK PANTHER ANNUAL #1 (MARVEL)
BLOODBORNE #1 (TITAN)
CAVE CARSON SWAMP THING SPECIAL #1 (DC)
CAVEWOMAN FACE OFF #1 (AMRYL)
DEATHBED #1 (OF 6) (DC)
DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #1 GARRON YOUNG GUNS VARIANT (MARVEL) – This was the only Young Guns variant that I never saw in store… AND it’s a great cover. However, it’s also one of the lowest performing Young Guns variant right out the gate… selling for as little as $5 to $10 + shipping. There are a massive amount of copies listed on eBay, which is definitely helping this settle to cover price within the next day or two. Be very careful buying the BLACK PANTHER Checchetto variant above $25 next week. These Young Gun variants flood like crazy and it’s already trending just like the X-Men Red #1 Larraz X-23 variant did. That variant pre-sold high and settled to $22.
HIT-GIRL #1 (IMAGE)
ICE CREAM MAN #2 (IMAGE) – Apparently, this is sold out. The after-market is only moving these at cover price.
INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1 (MARVEL)
LUCAS STAND INNER DEMONS #1 (OF 4) (BOOM)
MATA HARI #1 (DARK HORSE)
MUSKETEERS #1 (OF 5) (ZENESCOPE)
POSTAL MARK #1 (IMAGE)
PUMPKINHEAD #1 (OF 5) (DYNAMITE)
PUNKS NOT DEAD #1 (IDW) – Folks are no longer moving on these 1:10 IDW foil variants.
RED SONJA #13 (DYNAMITE) – Usually, I only focus on all #1’s and notable issues. This falls in neither camp. However, I absolutely love the 1:10 Ben Caldwell virgin variant of Cover A and just wanted to highlight it. It sells for $8 + shipping. He’s had several issues I’ve liked in this run (#7 & #10)… and several issues I didn’t (#8 and #12). But #13 is fantastic.
SHIVER BUREAU #1 (SCOUT)
TANGLED #1 (OF 3) (IDW)
TAARNA #1 (HEAVY METAL) – Both covers are selling for cover price. It's also worth noting that high grade copies were VERY hard to find.