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