The Weekend After Wednesday for 3/16/19

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, 3/13/19. They could still be at your shop.



MARVEL TALES THOR #1 BARTEL VARIANT 1:50 BARTEL VARIANT (MARVEL) – While this variant is not as good as the Black Widow one, it’s still exceptionally rare.  3 copies have hit eBay.  One sold for $75, another at $87 and the only available copy is still sitting at $199.99.  Stores simply do not order many of these high-priced ($7.99) reprints.  Even with high sales, the Black Widow variant only brought a handful of copies to market.  It’s a convincing argument that these could be long term winners.  The fact that these virgin variants share the same cover with the standard cover is the only thing that will hurt it.  Well, and maybe also being a reprint.  It’ll be fun to revisit these next year and see how they held up.   


AVENGERS #684 (MARVEL) – What a difference a year makes… and for the better!  This time last year, “first Immortal Hulk” wasn’t even part of the discussion.  However, his return in this issue plus the origins of Voyager made this to a $9-$10 shipped book.  Now it sells for $45.

DUCKTALES #7 1:10 BENTINA BEAKLEY VARIANT (IDW) – Not all variants retain their value.  These Ducktales variants haven’t fared well one year later.  This was selling for $30 + shipping and now sells for less then $10.

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #23 BEN OLIVER “ZOMBIE” VARIANT (DC) – This sold last year for $10-$15 and now sell for cover price to $10.



AGE OF X-MAN APOCALYPSE AND X-TRACTS #1 (OF 5) NAKAYAMA 1:50 VARIANT (MARVEL) – This book marks the first appearance of UNVEIL, who’s an interesting character.  I like Nakayama’s 1:50 variant, but had a hard time pulling the trigger on a copy.  It’s currently selling for ratio, $50.  Depending how your store prices variants, this could either be HOT or COOL.  Historically, not many “new” X-Men characters see big market jumps.  I’m going to wait for this to come down and then pick one up.

AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #5 (MARVEL) – This officially brings Conan into the main Marvel 616 world.  It’s selling for $8 to $12.  It’s hard to say what this will do.  I’ll admit, I’ve never been a fan on Conan.  If I was, I would see this as a big deal.  Are there enough Conan fans to drive this up?  I don’t know if there is.

BATMAN WHO LAUGHS THE GRIM KNIGHT #1 (DC) “B” DEL’OTTO VARIANT (DC) – This is a fantastic cover.  It’s been bouncing from cover price to $10.  There’s a convention foil variant for this that’s just gorgeous and selling really well.   And, while I’m not a big store variant fan, I absolutely love the McFarlane Batman homage variant.

LITTLE BIRD (IMAGE) – Little Bird has been selling for cover price all week, until today where sales have started increasing to $12/$13.  I think those prices will continue.  There’s a Ashcan, ComicsPro variant and ECCC variant that are also gaining steam.  It’s disappointing that they’re all essentially the same cover.  With that said, this was a crazy, but fun, read.  I’m on board for the next issue

GOON #1 (ALBATROSS) – This new Goon #1 has seen been selling from cover price to highs of $12.97.  There are a few copies left at cover still.  Also, Albatross released copies of their 20th Anniversary Party foil variant for this issue on their site.  It WAS selling for around $80, until the link was spread among multiple comic groups.  Multiple sellers instantly put up pre-sales and pulled that price down.  While the price will take a hit when everyone gets their copies at the same time, it’s still a really cool cover AND it’s shiny.  So, it’ll be nice to have. 

MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL #1 (MARVEL) – I was torn whether to put this in hot.  However, the 1:50 Elsa Charretier variant is mostly selling for ratio with some sales hitting $60.  The Babs Tarr 1:25 at $30 to $35.  Both are trending over ratio.  They were selling for higher amounts yesterday with the 1:50 hitting $65 and the 1:25 for $37.99.  It’s hard to say which way it’s going to go.  






  • Ben C

    Awesome stuff Matt!!

    Love that Catwoman cover.

    I am honestly shocked by Avengers 684 but glad I grabbed some when it came out!

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    There is a foil for Catwoman #9 at ECCC as well. It doesn’t actually say ECCC variant on it that I’m aware of, so might be seeing them at others cons maybe?

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    Haven’t seen the Dell’otto Con Foil cover, but might stay far as they don’t typically hold ≥ value to the CVR A/B. (But I do love Foils, such a 90’s kid)

    Great article @MattDeVoe 👍👍

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    Isn’t that Grim Knight a Ricaddo Federicci cover?

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    Yeah the Artgerm Catwoman is upside down. I wonder if that was Artgerm’s choice or the editor? The last Artgerm Batgirl cover was that way too. Maybe the Artgerm Catwoman covers will heat up in the future cause no seems to want them now. I’ve been picking them up just cause they’re awesome.

  • Earlybird

    Always love this article Matt, it’s aleays well written and received, but alas this week I bought nada, nothing absolutely nish. It was such a weak Wednesday and I’m becoming spec jaded, but you still pulled it out the hat in the write up as per usual, thanks for your time and all the hard work 👌😀

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    Catwoman was intentionally upside down. Just look at Artgerm’s Instagram. He wanted the perspective to be from Catwoman side up which is why he intentionally signed the painting upside down.

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    Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #42 1:25 variant is conspicuously off the board. Various auctions for this rare book are already at $70+ with a couple days to go.

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      “Rare” doesn’t equal value or desirability. Also, the book is not rare. Plenty on Ebay now that the scammers have convinced gullible people that it was “rare”.

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