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1 Batwing #19

WRITER: Jimmy Palmiotti
ARTIST: Eduardo Pansica
Rumor that an upcoming storyline with an African-American Batman (that is not Duke Thomas) has fueled speculation that it will be Luke Fox, who has his 1st appearance here.  Insanity has followed and it is approaching $100. By the way, this had a pretty low print run for a DC/Marvel book of about 13k.

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2 Marvel Comics #1000 Humberto Ramos Mickey Mouse Variant

WRITER: Various
ARTIST: Various
Surprising to me, these actually increased in value this week, up to around $225.  Is this a long term hold?

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3 Marvel Spotlight #28

WRITER: Doug Moench
ARTIST: Don Perlin
Well, when you can’t afford MK’s 1st appearance, I guess you turn to this 1st solo story.  I don’t put a lot of stock in these types of books, but I don’t make the rules and all time highs are falling across the board: 7.0=$150; 8.5=$210; 9.2=$400; 9.8=$1500

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4 Batwing #20

WRITER: Jimmy Palmiotti
ARTIST: Eduardo Pansica
$1 book, or less…jumping to $25-30 is a big deal…not near as big as deal as #1 above, but still…in this issue, Luke becomes Batwing–not that anyone really cares about that

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5 Uncanny X-Force #25

WRITER: Rick Remender
ARTIST: Mike McKone
I’m never bashing anyone on where they want to spend their money, but this is a super weak pick.  Team-ups and villains are almost always bad spec…and this one has both. In any case, this book jumped from cover price to $20 this week and the Platt 1:50 jumped up to over $100.

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6 Stumptown #1

WRITER: Greg Rucka
ARTIST: Matthew Southworth
This was previously about $25-30 and now is in the $40-50 range.  A couple weeks away from its ABC premier. Once reviews come out, we will probably have a better gauge on where this book can/will end up price wise.

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7 Invincible Iron Man (Vol. 2) #7

WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Mike Deodato
Pairing up with the Honorable Mention IIM #1, RDJ training RiRi(?) has renewed interest in her 1st appearance here with 9.8’s pushing back towards the $200 mark.

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8 Amazing Spider-Man #347

WRITER: David Michelinie
ARTIST: Erik Larsen
Oh, the power of Donny Cates.  He tweets this cover and it jumps from $5-10 up to $15-20.  Am I the only one that thinks this is one of the best Venom covers out there?

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9 Spawn #300 Todd McFarlane 1:50 ‘Virgin' Variant

WRITER: Todd McFarlane
ARTIST: Various
Tons of these are out there…TONS.  Hasn’t stopped this one to sell for 30% over ratio in the $65 range for NM copies.  Congratulations Todd on a historic milestone.

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10 Something Is Killing the Children #1 Jenny Frison Variant

WRITER: James Tynion IV
ARTIST: Werther Dell'Edera
Many, many copies have sold in the $10-15 range.  I normally don’t like B/W versions, but the B/W of this book is stunning. 

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Infamous Iron Man #1 Esad Ribic 1:25 Variant

WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Alex Maleev
Interesting book with the 1st AI Tony Stark.  Announcement today that RDJ will lend his voice for Tony Stark going forward.  I could definitely see AI Stark being a big deal for RiRi or whomever. No sales on this book for months and then multiple sales today, as high as $50.  (The regular cover appears to still be super cheap).

Miracle Comics #1

WRITER: Various
ARTIST: Jack Alderman & Emile Schurmacher
I am a fan of this Ed Kressy cover.  This is a pretty scarce book and I couldn’t find a single sale in several years.  Guess that is why a CGC 6.0 sold for $2400 this week, almost 3X guide.

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33 comments

  • Ben Steiniger

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  • A. J. Diesel

    Awesome work Ben. Missing out on that Marvel #1000 for $45 may end up haunting me

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    Awesome job, Ben! You have killed it with this column for years! Always the pulse of the market despite some detractors who have nothing to provide!

  • Ty.Brant

    I thought The Savage She-Hulk #1 might of got a mention this week that books is flying! But great list I look forward to this every Friday it’s a bit of a personal highlight of the week…😎👍🏼

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    ~ $100 for Batwing #19??? Wow, speculation is a crazy thing.

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      FOMO is a helluva thing. It, rather than logic, seems to be driving most speculators these days.

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        absolute madness! still, I’m glad I picked up a couple of those a few years ago for less than a dollar. Now I just have to find them in whatever long box I put them in before they go cold again, as they no doubt will pretty soon

  • SkillzWeldon

    The IIM #9 regular cover is moving as well not sure about the variant of #9 (Age of Apocalypse variant). Regular covers are gaining momentum…BOLO SAID ROI is always a long term play on the regular covers for first appearances.

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      Makes sense at least, so that’s good to hear. Better cover, with Riri Williams actually on it, and her first “full appearance”. Although I find it quite frustrating that so many new characters are teased over multiple issues, rather than just good old fashioned first appearances like they used to be in the old days, it’s nevertheless refreshing that there is some movement on the more significant book for the character, rather than just the one that would just come up in the google search for her first appearance, but that probably wouldn’t hold as much actual value for the fans of the character over the long term, as she’s barely in IIM#7

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    Something Is Killing the Children #1, not sure why that made the list, especially when another BOOM book (Once & Future #1 3rd Print) outshone it this week.
    SIKTC (Frison) is a $10 easy to find book.

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      Ive been to 10 shops this week around my area and I only saw one copy and it was for a pull and hold. The title wasn’t ordered heavily at shops at least in my 90 square mile area.

      Once and Future on the other hand had quite a bit of hype before it came out. Just at a quick look it has 450 listings where SIKTC has only 233 with 108 being Frison related. listings. One is holding value at $10-20 while the other is selling 1st prints for $5.99 still.

      Lets see where it lands once the presellers run out of copies.

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    I don’t get the hype/love for moonknight. Analog characters have always been kind of meh in my opinion. Are these moonknight books that scarce? Or is there that much demand?

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      I have been tracking these Moon Knight books. Obviously his first appearance is Werewolf By Night 32, I think these books will go down in value after 2 months after D23 announcement. All the hype will be over but I could be wrong.

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    As always, I enjoy reading these. Amazing Spiderman 347 is the best Larsen ASM cover in my opinion. It’s very eye catching and I bet it will probably hover around higher price point as more people .

    I sold a few Green Lantern #48’s this past week due to speculation Kyle Rayner may show up in a new HBO Max series. Not sure how true this may be, but he WILL show up eventually. There are also DCU variants of GL 49, 50, 51 so be on the lookout for High grade copies of those!

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    As always, I enjoy reading these. Amazing Spiderman 347 is the best Larsen ASM cover in my opinion. It’s very eye catching and I bet it will probably hover around higher price point permanently .

    I sold a few Green Lantern #48’s this past week due to speculation Kyle Rayner may show up in a new HBO Max series. Not sure how true this may be, but he WILL show up eventually. There are also DCU variants of GL 49, 50, 51 so be on the lookout for High grade copies of those!

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    I’m 0 for 12! What’s the opposite of “NAILED IT!!”?

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    A lot of books this week moving on basic rumors with nothing solid. Hate to be on the wrong end.

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    I’m surprised the first appearance of Sleeper in Venom: First Host #3 (or perhaps it was #2) didn’t make the cut, as there’s been lots of movement on that title following the recent link of next week’s Venom comic.

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    Has there been confirmation for the Riri project? I must have missed that. Can’t wait for DCs next mega hit, BLACKMAN. Will there ever be Donny Cates fatigue?

  • Foxom

    Everyone keeps saying Spawn hitting 300 is a record breaking run for an independent title. But I never hear what the old record was. I can’t think of any other book that was even close to 300. Your thoughts?

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    idk about uncanny xforce 25 being bad spec, it’s the 1st appearance of several interesting characters that form the omega clan, bio genetically created beings from omega Red’s DNA. the story is intriguing, the only copy I could find at any of my 3 LCS was in the dollar bin, not sure of the print run but it also has a wolverine origin story and a pretty funny deadpool story by Remender. I can see this book maintaining in the 10-20$ range longterm especially if the omega clan stays relevant in the upcoming X-reboot. Something I would encourage everyone for to keep an eye out in their weekly digs = Uncanny Xmen 316, 317. First appearances of Generation X and related Characters, the recent House of X #4 had a Jchristopher action figure of M who is a twin sister mutant that makes her 1st in 316, theres 2 variations of the book and I couldn’t help but think why put her AFigure on the cover if she wasnt going to be featured more prominently in the future, just something to think about, also Phalanx: Generation Next is a great story I recommend for any X fans, it was a crossover event between Xmen, Uncanny x-men, and Xforce.

    nuff said!

    PS. The MMMS want YOU!

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    Wooooo, I had my copy of ASM 347 signed by Larsen a few years ago. He was very nice, always a friendly person to meet at cons, and quite happy to sign such a well-regarded cover.

    I have such a wave a excitement every time one of my old books appears here. Love it!

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    Those Talon books are insane. Why would anyone pay more for one of those then say a 1st Gambit or the like? These people tossing around big money on minor spec are going to regret not picking up major 1sts instead down the road I believe.

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