Trade Secrets #36
Time for another Omnibus debrief, agents.
I mentioned most of the following books before. So, I went a little deeper into the data this week. I wasn’t completely surprised by what I found, but the scale of Marvel’s domination in the omnibus market is…
Of the top 233 most recent sales over $250 the breakdown is:
Dark Horse: 11
DC: 5 (all 5 were lots of multiple issues)
I know you all love your omnibus collections, but you might want to consider the information to follow.
Jack Kirby is the king. This one only had 3 sales in the last two weeks. The figures were $299, $399, and $499.
I know surprise, surprise ASM omnibus volume 3. The data is the data. This volume continues to sell well averaging $320. Dare I say amazing!
Is it just me or is Thor’s popularity now cemented just below Wolverine? Wherever you rank him, this omnibus disappears as quickly as it is listed and goes for around $350.
X-men omnibuses helped me replace my car’s transmission a few years ago. I did a victory dance for everyone I sold for $250. Now they go for $400. That’s the power of the X-men!
Sadly, DC couldn’t make the cut. But thanks to Conan, Dark Horse enters the fray. This omnibus was underprinted for sure. It features a dynamite cover by Tomás Giorello. Conan fans snatch up copies at around $320.
Colossal King Conan collects (say that 5 times as fast as you can) Conan the Cimmerian #15, King Conan: The Conqueror #1-6, King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon #1-6, King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword #1-4, King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel #1-4, and King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border #1-4.
That’s it for this week.
Agent Newton out.