Movie Fueled TPBs
Greetings my fellow agents.
This week I went over my old sales history from eBay, comparing trade paperback prices with the current market.
I noticed some strong sellers that surprised even this seasoned agent. I also identified a possible connection between many of the titles: comic book movies. Often you see sales of movie related titles dip after the movie has premiered. In the following cases the popularity of the top tier character seems to keep the prices up beyond the release dates.
Here are a few to be on the lookout for.
(Full disclosure: I own a couple of these books, but they aren’t currently listed.)
Thanos is the villain to own, as far as I am concerned. So bad he is good. Heck he was the protagonist of Avengers: Infinity War for crying out loud!
Both of the titles above are strong sellers.
Thanos: Redemption contains Thanos #1-12 from 2003. It sold recently for $50.
The Infinity Gauntlet TPB reprints the original mini-series issues #1-6. The story that started it all. Some of the reprints can be flipped for a good bit, but the First Edition is the one you want. It sports the foil trade dress. It’s the version that sells for $90!
There was a time I would have thought it crazy to suggest that Shazam would have a better movie than Superman. Maybe some of you would vote for Man of Steel, but why not just buy the crossover TPB, flip it for $40, smile and agree to disagree.
This one is still out there. Trust me. I just bought one for $9.
I know Spider-man Far From Home is premiering soon, but Venom has long left the theaters.
This volume contains a nice collection of Amazing Spider-Man #332-333, 346-347, 361-363, 374-375; Spider-Man Special Edition: Trial of Venom, some material from Amazing Spider-Man #373, 388, ANNUAL #25-26; Spectacular Spider-Man, Annual #12, and Web of Spider-Man (1985-1994) Annual #8.
It’s retail price is $35, but last week I purchased a like new copy for $12. Recent sales have gone as high as $50.
That’s it for this week my friends. I hope your journeys through the longboxes and the shelves yield valuable results.
Agent Newton out.