Speculator Corner – Southern Bastards, Nailbiter, Dead Letters And The Woods

SouthernBastards_02The instant sellout, instant aftermarket of Image Comics titles are back, as the publisher pauses on making launches returnable if retailers order lots (returning later this year with Outkast).

As a result, retailers are returning to their conservative ordering policies. Which is why, a week after publication, Southern Bastards #1 is now a twelve dollar book, with exclusive variant covers going for more.

Meanwhile the Forbidden Planet variant goes for more than $20, and CBLDF, DCBS and Third Eye variants do pretty well as well.

Meanwhile Nailbiter #1, only out this week, is also already selling copies for $10, while variants such as the selfie-taking Phantom variant hit $17 with others coming close behind. And Ghosted #9 which featured a preview of the series is also now a $15 book.

But it's not all Image. As we've noted, Boom is starting to Boom. The Woods #1 by James Tynion is now an $11 comic with the James Eisma variant and C2E2 variant going for $24,

And Dead Letters #1, out only a few short weeks is already an $18 book, with variants such as the ECCC version up at $25.

Looks like speculators, even without the drive of a movie deal, are looking further afield…

 

About 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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