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1 Supergirl (Vol. 6) #33 Recalled

WRITER: Marc Andreyko
ARTIST: Eduardo Pansica
The regular or ‘B’ cover (which is NOT Artgerm as some listings state) are getting $35-40.  Recalled books, especially on major titles, can be big hits.  We should find out in the next couple weeks how many of these are actually floating around.

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2 Superman (Vol. 5) #14 Recalled

WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Joe Prado
Very similar to Supergirl above, but slightly less pricey, about $30 for either the A or B cover–probably more Superman were shipped?  In either case, DC's reasoning for the recall appears weak at best and I am interested in seeing what they do to the retailers that sold these even after the mandatory notice was sent out…

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3 Powers of X #2 Yasmine Putri Variant

WRITER: Jonathan Hickman
ARTIST: R.B. Silva
Connecting sets of this with House of X #2 are selling for $50 (individually they are around $20 each?  The math doesn’t add up there lol).

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4 Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 3) #23

WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Valerio Schiti
The price jumped from cover to $15-20.  I’m not saying this is bad spec, but I am asking why are we FOMO’ing planets?  It is a cool Rocket cover at least.

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5 Once & Future #1

WRITER: Kieron Gillen
ARTIST: Dan Mora
The Diamond Retailer variant was on the list last week.  I’m just throwing any of the covers this week on the week of their release.  The regular cover is $15, the 1/store is $50-60 and the Retailer is $100…I’ve heard that people do like the story, which always helps these indies long term.

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6 Werewolf By Night #32

WRITER: Doug Moench
ARTIST: Don Perlin
Continuing its meteoric rise…this week an 8.0 sold for a record $2150 (previous all time high was $1600 set just last week) and a 9.4 hit $4800 (previous record was $4000).

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7 Heavy Metal #283

WRITER: Various
ARTIST: Various
Huh?  Well, apparently Gutt Ghost makes its 1st appearance here.  Copies have spiked from $10-15 to $30+. This issue was available in 3 covers.

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8 Mech Cadet Yu #1

WRITER: Greg Pak
ARTIST: Takeshi Miyazawa
This was a $1 book and now is fetching $15+.  I again don’t get the fascination with jumping on every title that is in development, but what do I know?  Just because you may be alerted to something, doesn't mean you HAVE to go buy it…

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9 Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1 Clayton Crain 1:100 ‘Virgin' Variant

WRITER: Clay Chapman
ARTIST: Brian Level
Selling above ratio in the $110 range, this may be one to keep an eye on.  People love Crain with symbiotes and there can’t have been that many stores that ordered 100 copies of this off-shoot.

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10 Blade the Vampire Hunter #8

WRITER: Ian Edginton
ARTIST: Doug Wheatley
Well, the #1 hit the list a couple weeks ago and now this issue featuring Morbius has spiked from non-existent to $15-20. All current listings are well over that price point.  This also closes out another week where I do not have any of these books…<sigh>.

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The Watcher #1

WRITER: Ralph Tedesco
ARTIST: Victoria Rau
Another Zenescope book that got hot?  Yep. This regular cover is selling for $15 the week of release, more than doubling the price of the ‘B’ cover that features a female…odd.

Munsters #3

WRITER: Fred Fredericks
ARTIST: Fred Fredericks
Nope, no GA this week–a little light on high sales.  But this odd Gold Key book just sold in a 9.4 for $800 this week.  Guide in grade is about ⅓ of that. Don’t overlook these types of books if you see them in high grade.

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17 comments

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    Great article! I’ve always wondered, for instance with Munsters 3, why this “guide” is even referenced? I’m guessing you’re referring to Overstreet? We all know prices on comics fluctuates daily, and the “guide” price is always in the same sentence with something like “guide in this grade is about 1/3 of that”, so it’s clearly obsolete, and kind of has been since the dawn of the internet.

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      I seems, like it is being used to demonstrate the same point. Books are exploding, and the difference shows that. Also, I doubt that many people would agree that Overstreet is obsolete. It’s definitely, still, a good reference. A lot of work and research goes into it, and it’s still gospel for many stores and dealers.

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        I agree with accustomfigures on this one. Overstreet is an outdated model that has become obsolete in the age of the internet. You wouldn’t accept a “guide” printed once a year to make a call on that amazon or apple stock your looking to pick up. The price of each will fluctuate throughout the year depending on current market conditions, profits, economic factors, etc. A publication printed once a year is not a reliable enough indicator in our fast paced society. Sites like coverprice and go collect are a much more reliable indication of current market value, especially given the significant impact movie specs often have on a book. I do agree that it is still a great reference with a lot work and effort, but it is has become impossible to find any keys at the suggested price listed in Overstreet. Keep up the great work! You all do such a masterful job of keeping us updated on what’s going on.

  • Adam Lebednik

    always great. thx Ben!

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    Recalled comics are trash….. Dead Rabbits anyone?

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    Speaking of the Munsters…. My dad played the drums in the Munsters touring band back in the 60s. Cool right!?!? You can see him at the 1:40 mark in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDtOpoZZe8A They used to play throughout L.A., would always have gogo dancers and brought the Munsters car to promote the show.

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    That Venom #5 Crain variant is going to explode any day now, I just know it. Like a jaguar from the shadows. Any minute now…

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    There’s some good info here, but the jabs at others are pretty and are not needed. Stick to the spec and leave the drama out. It’s not beneficial to anyone. Just a thought.

  • Foxom

    There’s a 1:20? Variant for the guardians #23 but it hasn’t really taken off yet. Could be a good buy.

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    Good stuff, Thanks!

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    Why are the DC Super issues recalled?

  • Bill

    Overstreet remains a valuable guide for me; but I only dabble periodically with hot superhero comics. For the hot superhero comics that move from hand to hand as a commodity, Overstreet is worthless. However, there are thousands upon thousands of comics that show up once or twice a year (or none) for sale of the comics I am now looking for. In these cases, Overstreet is invaluable because there is barely a history of completed sales on Ebay or GoCollect or any other internet based site. Overstreet remains important for individuals like myself.

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    The image for the recalled Superman book is actually the forthcoming corrected version.

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