The Weekend After Wednesday for 3/10/18

Want to know which books from Wednesday’s new deliveries are already heating up and which ones are cooling? Here’s a “Day 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, 3/7/18. They could still be at your shop.



AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #795 2ND PRINT (MARVEL) – The 2nd print of the first “Osborn as Carnage” is selling for a consistent $9 to $15 shipped (mostly averaging the latter). It would probably sell for more if its virgin store variant counterpart didn’t keep it in check.

OBLIVION SONG #1 COLLECTOR’S SET (IMAGE) – Yes, the “order as many as you like, we’ll overprint” standard cover died as a spec. However, the limited to 1000 Statue Collector’s set is a strong $400 seller. I guess this set is technically a variant (since one is inside), hence why it’s hot. I am aware that this is a big buy in and they are pretty difficult to come by. What was surprising to me is how few of the Advance Editions came out to eBay on release day. I expected there to be a small surge. However, those who have them seem to be patiently waiting to see how this series does for a while. $100 seems to be the going price for that copy. Here’s a question, are there less advance copies then the 1000 foil in the collector’s set?

RICK & MORTY PRESENTS THE VINDICATORS #1 (ONI) – $20 on average for a set of both covers JUST because it features Pickle Rick on the inside? Okay, I get it… kind of. AND these are also starting to move up. The standard print has sold for $16 shipped and the variant is starting to take the lead with a recent sale of $22 shipped. The champions for this title are the ECCC variant at $75 and the blank variant at $35.

SPIDER KING #1 1:10 SKOTTIE YOUNG VARIANT (IDW) – This was an easy winner of the week with a steady $30 market price. It’s even beating out the convention variants. People like them some Skottie Young!

TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM VS SPIDER-MAN #1 (MARVEL) – Cost a $1, sells for $3-$5. One eBay seller has sold over 260 copies at $4. It’s a grind, but that’s not a terrible return. With this selling for 4x cover price, it’s technically hot.


AVENGERS #682 BRADSHAW 1:25 CONNECTING VARIANT (MARVEL) – Last week this variant was on my cold list due to it selling for well under ratio ($16+shipping). It’s been trending upwards and is currently selling for $34 to $39 shipped.

AVENGERS INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #2 (OF 2) (MARVEL) – Prelude #2 has dropped a little to about $10 shipped, while Prelude #1 has jumped up a bit to $25 shipped. Sets are doing great at $30 and seem to be selling more consistently together then separately.

DUCKTALES #6 1:10 LAUNCHPAD DESIGN VARIANT (IDW) This was last week’s surprise winner and has settled to a comfy $40 shipped, which is fantastic for a 1:10.

KISS ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 (OF 5) (DYNAMITE) – The 1:20 Virgin Demon Gene Simmons was selling last week at a warm $20 shipped. It has jumped up to $30 shipped and all copies (except for one $60 international copy) are gone from EBay. If you have one, the market is yours right now.

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #28 (MARVEL) – This first appearance of “The Omnipotentis” was first brought to my attention by our reader Rook8928 and then by our own Dale Valiant Horton's great article: It was easy to miss this last week since, up until last Saturday afternoon, copies were selling mostly at cover price. There were some random high sales of $30 and $10, but they were pretty easy to obtain cheaply. On Monday (the 5th) this jumped to $20, $30, $50 and then hit a height of $60 by Tuesday. This, of course, drew out every copy still sitting on shelves. Flooding dragged this down to $20. It’s currently trending at around $25 shipped, even with 70+ copies listed on eBay. If the Omnipotentis have any interest down the road, this low printed book can definitely see even more heat.

PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300 1:50 ALEX ROSS VARIANT (MARVEL) – Well, this was a bit of a bummer this week. I had hoped to see this awesome Ross variant get the attention it deserved. Last week it was hitting $70. It has since dropped to $50, with some sales as low as $35+shipping. The good news is maybe I can find a cheap copy now.

SPAWN #283 MATTINA “A” & “B” COVERS (IMAGE) – Last week’s speculator drama book is still holding at $10 for each cover. The flooding is massive at well over 150 listed copies on eBay. The demand is definitely there for this book… for now.

THANOS #16 (MARVEL) – Hey, a Thanos “Cosmic Ghost Rider” book that went down! It came down a bit from $10 to anywhere between $3 to $9. It’s all over the place. However, it’s a great add on for sets. If you’re not building sets to sell or collecting these, you can probably stop rushing to your LCS to get to them first.

X-MEN BLUE #22 1:50 NAKAYAMA VARIANT (MARVEL) – As promised last week, this settled to a ratio price of $50.



AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797 (MARVEL) – Despite copies disappearing almost instantly on Wednesday, this book is rather tepid right now, selling for $6+shipping. Normally, I would say that it’s fatigue in the constant anticipation for an official first Red Goblin. However, a few big eBay sellers have really cornered the market on these and held the market price down to this $5.99. There’s also multiple variants in the mix: convention variants, store variants, a Thor Variant (selling for $5), a 1:20 Design variant ($15) and an Aaron Kuder young guns variant ($25). With the anticipation of the Red Goblin reveal, people pre-bought the Young Guns variant at a pretty consistent $75, to a height of $100. That gamble did not pay off. By Tuesday, word had spread that there was no Red Goblin and the price dropped quickly to $20. It rebounded hard up to $50 on Wednesday morning and then settled back down to the already mentioned $25. There are over 100 copies listed.

CALL OF THE SUICIDE FOREST #2 (OF 5) (AMIGO) – The standard cover did see a sale of $12, but has settled to a tad over cover price. That has gotten cold. However, there’s an impossible to find 1:10 variant for this that is selling for $25 (see the picture above). It’s also been the only copy listed/sold.

INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1 (OF 5) (MARVEL) – The Granov Captain Marvel variant is great, though it’s only selling for $7+shipping. It’s hard to compete with the store virgin variant of this cover at $60. Sellers putting NOT VIRGIN in their listings for the standard cover is actually helping them sell it at $15. Why isn’t this cover a chromium cover? It would look awesome.





BALLAD OF SANG #1 (OF 5) (ONI) – The ECCC variant @ 500 copies saw a sale for $40. However, current listings are just sitting. Mini-series are hard to invest in and hard to sell.





GIDEON FALLS #1 (IMAGE) – The ComicsPro variant stole a little thunder from these in-store books, which is selling for about $25.



HIGHEST HOUSE #1 (IDW) – The variants are all selling at ratio. I wanted to grab one of these, but the large treasury size format discouraged me. This is probably one of those books I’d prefer to grab digitally.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 (DC) – Here’s the first appearance of Grail…. Oh wait, that was a few years ago. Nevermind.








TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM SYBIOSIS #1 (MARVEL) – Cost a $1, sells for $1.




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    Thanks, Always appreciate the weekend look at things.

  • Dale Valiant horton

    Great stuff here. Glad you included the moon girl 28 this week as my article went up thursday last week(super late) and i dont think people read it until friday as thats when prices started to jump to my surprise. I was on the fense with rick and morty but adam lebednik’s Wednesday one article convinced me to grab 1(wish i got more) and a stack of true believers asm 300. Didnt even see a spider king 1:10 and the ducktales books are becoming a real chore to find on shelves around my parts. Im most shocked the granov infinity countdown didnt see more love i like the cover.

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    Awesome article, that Skottie Young variant seems like it’s pretty hard to find so far. Maybe now that it’s been confirmed as hot more will show up but thus far the only copy to show up on pick up page has been mine.

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    I like the Moon Girl spec a lot. It’s a new character with an interesting background that has a lot of implications that could be fleshed out in the future whereas a lot of new characters really have no reason to stick around or much thought behind them.
    Thanos vs. Omnipotentist.

  • Earlybird

    Had a few of the ASM 2nd prints at my LCS but everyone had some light handling damage.
    left em’ there

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