Hello my fellow agents. It’s good to see you once again.
I hope your recent hunt for hardbacks and trade paperbacks has been more successful than mine.
But, I won’t let tough times stop me from bringing you valuable intel on some recent book sells. Today I bring to you four books. The first two are ebay sells I’ve observed. The second two I sold myself. The very last one is not technically a graphic novel, but I found it among them on the shelves.
First up is Classic G.I. Joe Volume 15. It collects Marvel’s GI Joe A Real American Hero #146–155. It sells constantly in the $70 range. An auction in November ended at $112.67. Those G.I. Joe fans don’t mess around! Needless to say I’ve kept my eyes open for this book. I’ve seen other volumes, but never this one. I can only assume it was under-printed.
This collection of Thor #154–174 sports several healthy sales ranging from $60 – $70. I like the Epic Collection books. They are paperback like the Essential reprints, but the interior art is colored.
I love it when the gaming world crosses over with the comic world. When it hits, it hits big. I purchased this used, but still in great condition for $12.50. I sold it for $39.95 plus shipping.
It is apparently sought after by fans. I also assume that being book three of three the print run was too low.
Last, but not least I present to you, J Scott Campbell’s MARVELous Art Book (signed).
Yes, I found this one stuffed in among the graphic novels. I didn’t even notice that it was signed at first. Campbell’s art book originally sold from Campbell’s website unsigned for $40. I paid (please don’t hate me) $4.
There is no barcode. I guess the used book store does not go out of its way to search ebay for sells data. Fine by me. I listed it for $99. Five days later I took a best offer of $65.
I love making money while still giving a collector a great deal. In fact, I love it so much I’ll make it…
Trade Secret #15: When you find a great deal, pass along your good fortune. It’s good for them, good for you, and good for the collecting community. Win. Win. Win.
That’s all for this week, my true believing agents! Be safe out there.