Speculator Corner: Free Comic Book Day 2016

Yesterday, thousands of comic book stores gave away millions of comic books for free.

Not everyone could get to a store, however. So it's time for eBay to step in. Indeed, according to this year's small print, all retailers can start selling their Free Comic Book Day titles today without censure if they so wish.

A complete set of all 50 comics sells for $40. But individually there are certainly favourites.

The best performer so far on the aftermarket is Dark Horse's Legend Of Korra selling from up to $10, clearly the hit of Free Comic Book Day.

Other notable comics in demand include Marvel's Steve Rogers Captain America which has sold for up to $8 and Civil War II #1 doing the same. As have the Attack On Titan Anthology, We Can Never Go Home/Young Terrorists and Serenity from Dark Horse Comics.

One Punch Man from Viz goes for over $6.

While bringing up the rear, Rom/Action Man has sold for up to $5, Spectrum #0  and Assassins Creed for up to $4.

And Valiant 4001 AD SpecialSummer Blast Boom! Studios2000AD and Devil's Due Mix Tape, go for $3 or more.

While Phantom 80th Anniversary from Hermes Press Comics has only sold for up to $2.25, but as it didn't make it into the UK, it may go for more. And the UK-only edition of the FCBD title 2000AD has yet to be tested…

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And, though not given away for free, there is plenty of demand for the Funko Dorbz! Marvel Civil War Steve Rogers Captain America Unmasked FCBD 2016 figure for $40 and the Tony Stark for $45.



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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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