The Weekend After Wednesday for 6/1/19
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, 5/29/19. They could still be at your shop.
AMBER BLAKE #3 1:10 NODET VARIANT (IDW) – While this isn’t selling for nearly as well as #1 and #2’s variants, this is still moving at a solid $35. Usually a variant for the 3rd issue should be practically impossible to find. However, the 3rd issue is also when the market loses interest.
IMMORTAL HULK #2 5TH PRINT 1:25 VIRGIN VARIANT (MARVEL) – While Immortal Hulk is on a slight decline, this virgin 1:25 is still selling for $45 shipped. I guess these subsequent printing variants are now going to be a regular thing.
MAJOR X #1 3rd PRINT 1:25 SKETCH VARIANT (MARVEL) – Another subsequent print 1:25. This sketch variant is selling for $50 to $60. I would have to imagine that these types of variants can have the potential to become VERY rare. Most stores order lightly on additional printings, especially if they still have first prints on their shelves.
RICK & MORTY #50 (ONI) – Okay, yes… I’m a massive Rick & Morty fan. And yes, I desperately want this set. But man, this set was impossible to find in stores. Heck, they are impossible to find online. I have about 5 local comic shops nearby and 3 out of the 5 only order R&M comics for pull customers. 2 don’t order a single copy. With two 1:25 variants, it’s safe to say that these could easily be the most valuable R&M variants moving forward. The fact that these feature creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland also make these highly desirable signature series candidates. Sets have recently sold for $800 and $435. Only 4 sets have sold and 1 set listed, which is currently in auction and at $1,025. I do love R&M, but not for that much. It’s really interesting how multiple variants are now hitting $500 and $1K SO fast these days. It used to take variants (even the hottest ones) years to even remotely touch that.
ONE-WEEK LATER UPDATE
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #6 (MARVEL) – This was selling for around $11 shipped last week… and it’s still selling for $11 shipped (with some cover priced sales mixed in).
ROAD OF BONES #1 (IDW) – Ditto on the above, was selling for $11 last week and still selling for $11.
WAR OF REALMS NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #2 (OF 4) 1:25 RON LIM VARIANT (MARVEL) – Prices slipped a little this week from $100 to now $80/$90 shipped.
ONE-YEAR LATER UPDATE
AQUAMAN JABBERJAW SPECIAL #1 MIDDLETON “B” VARIANT (DC) – Last year, this was going for $13 to $14. Today it can be had for cover price. Not all B variants can be Batgirl 23.
UNCLE SCROOGE #34 COVER B BARKS VARIANT (IDW) – This B Carl Barks variant sold for a high of $30 this time last year. Today it sells for $11 shipped.
HORROR COMICS #1 (ANTARCTIC PRESS) – It’s fun to see traditional horror books back on the shelf. With such a boom on pre-code horror, now’s a great time for books like this. There aren’t a ton of sales for this, but those that do.. they sell well. Cover A sells for about $11, the Teether variant at $12 to $16. It’s definitely a series to watch.
WAILING BLADE #1 (OF 4) (COMIXTRIBE) – Well, this book looks pretty interesting and one I need to track it down. The main cover is selling for $14 shipped, while cover B sells for cover. Both can still be found for a little over cover price. Even the GOLD variant is at a relatively low $12 shipped.
BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #1 (OF 3) (DC) – Both the A and B covers have been reported to be difficult to find. Many stores scrambled to find copies after quickly selling out. However, this is still selling for cover price.
SHE SAID DESTROY #1 (VAULT) – There’s some cool covers for this.
STRANGER THINGS SIX #1 (DARK HORSE) – The Salinas Variant (limited to 1500) is pretty awesome and selling for $50.
SUPERMAN LEVIATHAN RISING SPECIAL #1 (DC) – Like Batman: Last Knight, this was also hard to find this week. Yet, the current market prices don’t seem to mark much interest. We’ll see.