The Current Omnibus Market
Hello my fellow agents. Welcome to the new year. I figured it was time to discuss omnibuses again.
It has always been the case that Marvel Omnibuses rule the roost. Sales are consistent, strong, and range across many titles. The current market is full of examples. Below are just a few.
For the record the search I used was: Collectibles>Comics>Graphic Novels, TPBs
omnibus -lot -set. I set sales to a low of $199 and sorted by most recent (I don’t feel right reporting on a single $400 sale from 2 months ago)
I’ve seen this go for more, but this is the most recent sale.
Nay, a thousand time nay! I could have purchased two of these when they came out.
Another popular modern run. Personally, there’s nothing I love more than a good Daredevil story.
Chris Claremont and Jim Lee on X-men, another winning combination.
This is a reprint omnibus with new Opena cover. My guess is that, being a third volume, it was underprinted
There’s this guy named Jonathan Hickman. Apparently, he’s a popular writer. Who says there aren’t any good Modern FF stories?
These were once everywhere. Now they have dried up. Deadpool isn’t dead!
This one was mentioned in the VARIANT HEAT CHECK FOR 1/3/19. Yep, it sells.
Classic character. Classic stories. Classic cover. Winner!
There are other examples, but I will stop here. It is more important that I leave you with a few words of wisdom.
Trade Secret revisited: Be on the lookout for announced reprints.
Trade Secret #11: Look for scarcity, and multiple recent sales on eBay. One outlier does not set the market. I know. You read this and think, no duh Agent Newton, but we all know those people that see one sale of a book and immediately overpay for a copy.
Trade Secret #12: Look up the listing on Watchcount.com. You can see total views and watchers. The more of both the better.
That’s all for this week, agents. Until next time, keep your eyes on the omnibuses, true believers.