The Weekend After Wednesday for 4/27/19
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, 4/24/19. They could still be at your shop.
AMBER BLAKE #2 1:10 VARIANT (IDW) – After the heat that #1 brought, this was almost a sure bet. It actually surpassed my expectations and is selling for about $100 shipped. The first issue has gone down to about $75, so this might as well. However, 2ndissues always have a significant drop in print runs. So, this variant could hold its ground for longer. We’ll see.
GHOST TREE #1 (IDW) – I would love to read this… IF I could find a copy. This book was impossible to find this week. Seeing the going price of $13 shipped, it seems like a lot of you also had trouble finding one. This is one to watch to see if it can maintain the momentum.
IMMORTAL HULK #16 BENNETT 1:25 2ND PRINT VARIANT (MARVEL) – Here's a variant that I was happy to pass on the 1st go around (not that I could find a copy). I'm happy to pass on it a 2nd time (again, didn't see one). However, it's still selling for $45 to $70.
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #4 1:50 SIENKIEWICZ VARIANT (MARVEL) – This is easily the hottest variant of the week. US copies are selling for $150. However, international copies are going nuts and selling for $300 to almost $600 in US dollars. That’s amazing. Stores are absolutely not ordering 50 copies of MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS. Only the largest stores are going to have copies. And even then, they’re most likely only getting one. It’s time to pay close attention to books like these with high ratio incentives. They’re becoming the future expensive variants…. without the multi-year curation.
NAOMI #1 3RD/ FINAL PRINTING (DC) – This last print for Naomi #1 is selling for $12 shipped. Everything Naomi related is hot. I think this last printing was a little more anticipated then previous ones. It’ll be interesting to see what the print run estimates are.
ONE-WEEK LATER UPDATE
ANGEL #0 SECRET VAMPIRE VARIANT (BOOM) – Prices have dropped from a high of $25 to $13 shipped.
MAJOR X #2 NOTO 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL) – This dropped from $30 to $20-$23 shipped.
WAR OF REALMS WAR SCROLLS #1 (OF 3) SORRENTINO VARIANT (MARVEL) – The $20/$25 price tag of last week brought plenty of copies to market. It’s now selling for $10 shipped..
ONE-YEAR LATER UPDATE
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 2NDPRINT (MARVEL) – Last year, this was selling for $12 shipped. Today, the most recent raw copy sold on the 20thfor $1 (though most sell for cover to $5).
EXILES #2 RODRIGUEZ 1:10 VARIANT (MARVEL) – This was an easy $20 this time last year as this marked Valkyrie’s (THOR: RAGNAROK version) first appearance in comic form (if you don't count her design variant for issue #1). Over the past year, this variant significantly dropped in price. However, recent events have sparked renewed interest in this variant and now sells for $25 to $28 shipped.
MARVEL RISING #0 (MARVEL) – This free promotional comic for Marvel’s upcoming animated movie/show contained the first appearance of Ember Quad. It was selling for $10 shipped. Today, this ranges from $1 to $5 dependent on the grade.
MEGA MAN MASTERMIX #2 1:10 RI HUANG HOMAGE VARIANT (UDON) – This Mega Man homage hit a high of $60 last year. Today, copies barely sell and all sit around $25.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #4 HESSE 1:25 VARIANT (IDW) – Sonic was hot last year and was moving this for $40 shipped. There hasn’t been recent sale for this in quite a while. However, only one copy is currently listed at $25.
STAR WARS GALAXYS EDGE #1 (OF 5) (MARVEL) – The Zircher 1:25 variant could be one to watch as a recent sale hit $30 shipped.
THANOS #1 1:25 ZAFFINO VARIANT (MARVEL) – Right now, this variant has been selling for $15 to $20. However, there are several auctions blasting past that. There are several auctions hitting $38 to $44 already (with a day or two left to go). Several other auctions seem to be going that way. What’s strange is that there are plenty of copies available for $20 to $25. With those auctions, those are probably going to disappear by the time you read this. This is definitely one to watch closely.
ELECTRIC BLACK #1 (SCOUT) – I like this book a lot. Right now it’s selling for cover. However, it has a LOT of promise. It totally reminds me of this RICK & MORTY episode (yes, I’m obsessed with R&M): https://youtu.be/RUqLVN5Ydtc
PUNK MAMBO #1 (OF 5) (VALIANT) – There’s a lot of interest in this series. If I was a Valiant fan, there are a bunch of great covers for this. Plenty of folks have mentioned this, but SHADOWMAN #13 is the first appearance of Ms. Mambo.
VENOM #13 (MARVEL) – This features a new Venom symbiote suit. There is a lot of interest in this book and it’s selling around $7 shipped. It'll move up.
WAR OF REALMS UNCANNY X-MEN #1 (OF 3) (MARVEL) – The 1:50 is selling for $35.