Far From Home

Hello again comic book investors! I'm back from my short hiatus with another Covering the Spread.  This week, in honor of Spider-Man: Far From Home, I've got a few different Spider-Man themed books that I find very interesting right now, and I think you will too.  So without further ado let's take a look at some books.

 

Marvel Age 12 Cover

Marvel Age 12

Okay so this one might not really be a comic book.  At the very least it's comic book adjacent.  This book has a couple things going for it, the one that's obvious just looking at it is that it shares a cover with Secret Wars 1.  I have talked in the past about how I think Marvel may adapt this storyline to the MCU in the future, and this book is much harder to get in high grade than Secret Wars 1.  The other is that this book contains the designs for Spider-Man's black costume, long before ASM 252.

 

Average Raw Price 19.99
10 Copies 199.90
Shipping Fees (EST) 100
Grading Fees (EST) 180
Selling Fees 83.77
Total Costs 563.67

 

9.8 Av Price 9.6 Av Price 9.4 Av Price 9.2  Price
201 68 50.42 30
2 Copies 3 Copies 4 Copies 1 Copy Total Value
402 204 201.68 30 837.68

Well this book is pretty much 9.8 or bust.  At least it has been recently.  Looking at what's currently available on eBay, Mycomicshop seems to this this book is worth a lot more than what's it's been selling for, and the cheapest NM copy available is listed at $65.  That to me suggests these graded copies may still be a bargain.

As things sit right now we have upfront costs of $479.90 and we expect profits of $274.01.  That's a spread of +27.40 and an ROI of 57%.  That's a pretty great number if you can still find raw copies for these low prices.  If not I think investing in 9.8 and 9.6 graded copies is a good idea, especially if the new market price for raw copies is the same as a 9.6.

 

Spectacular Spider-Man 107

This book is one that I've been speculating on for quite awhile.  I think the Sin-Eater is a great street level villain that could easily be used for something in the MCU.  That may not be a movie, but he would be perfect for a Daredevil type show.  Also fun fact: In the comic books, the reason Eddie Brock hated Peter Parker is because Brock published an article naming the wrong man as the Sin-Eater and Peter later corrected it.

 

Average Raw Price 13.19
10 Copies 131.90
Shipping Fees (EST) 100
Grading Fees (EST) 180
Selling Fees 71.90
Total Costs 483.80

 

9.8 Av Price 9.6 Av Price 9.4 Av Price 9.2  Price
213 59 24 20
2 Copies 3 Copies 4 Copies 1 Copy Total Value
426 177 96 20 719

Speaking of 9.8 or bust… We have upfront costs of $411.90 and expect profits of $235.20.  That's a spread of 23.52 and an ROI of 57%.  However unlike Marvel Age 12, I don't see any kind of big increase in prices happening.  I think this is the kind of book that you could find in bins, and I know it's the kind of book you can get a good deal on in auctions.  Keep an eye out for this one.

 

What If…105

This is a book that I had completely forgotten about until I saw a recent sale.  As soon as I saw that sale I got very excited.  We already know that a Spider-Verse show is in the works which has caused speculation on a lot of different versions of Spider-Man.  Especially Spider-Woman.  So does that mean Spider-Girl is a good investment? Let's take a look!

 

Average Raw Price 76.59
10 Copies 765.93
Shipping Fees (EST) 100
Grading Fees (EST) 180
Pressing Fees (EST) 120
Selling Fees  227.20
Total Costs 1393.13

 

9.8 Av Price 9.6 Av Price 9.4 Av Price
345 187 151
3 Copies 5 Copies 2 Copies Total Value:
1035 935 302 2272

Well, I would say that's a yes.  We expect upfront costs of $1165.93 and estimate our profits to be $878.87.  That's a spread of +87.88 and an ROI of 75%.  Those are some very nice returns, and if Spider-Girl does end up making a comeback as part of the Spider-Verse I think these prices will go way up.  Plus this is a classic cover so I see it as a very safe investment.

Wrap-Up

Well everyone that's all I have for this week.  Our highest profit book was What If…105 with an ROI of 75%.  Both of our other books were actually tied at 57%.  What was your favorite of these books? Do you think we'll ever see Spider-Girl in the Spider-Verse series? Let me know what you think in the comments down below!

 

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    For YEARS I’ve wondered which issue it was that Peter Parker outed Eddie Brock for falsely reporting on Sin Eater. Would you happen to know which issue that took place in (if not in Spectacular Spider-Man 107)? It has always been such a pivotal moment in the character’s background story.

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