Speculator Corner: Swamp Thing #49 And #50 And The Justice League Dark

$_1These have been rotting away in dollar bins for around thirty years. And suddenly they're not.

We know Guillermo Del Toro is working on a Justice League Dark movie. That series began with the New 52, teaming John Constantine up with the likes of Deadman and Zatana against, you know, stuff. A supernatural entity doing deep and dark things in the DC Universe for good.


Now the Constantine TV series has seen his first appearance rise into the six hundreds with a good CGC grade.

Anyway, the announcement of the project has seen the New 52 Justice League Dark #1 published a couple of years ago sell for up to $15, raw.

But that's not enough for some folks. The "real" first appearance of Justice League Dark is being credited to some as Swamp Thing #49 and #50 by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and Rick Veitch. Issue #50 has sold raw for $47 on eBay, and #49 for $20. All because some of those folk appear together fighting against the End Times.

But they are not the only books to be so affected. Hawkman #4 featuring the first appearance of Zatanna is now a $100 book, raw. Strange Adventures #205 with the first Deadman is now a $250 book, Showcase #60 with the first Spectre is now $120, Doorway To Nightmare with the first Madame Xanadu at $31, and Demon #1 for around $55.

And a good CGC grade can double or triple those prices or more, with Swamp Thing #49 hitting $179 in 9.8…

And while these will no doubt be on the up-and-up, if you are looking for other Justice League Dark precedents to Swamp Thing, have you considered the prestige format version of Neil Gaiman's Books Of Magic? Issue 1 selling on eBay for just over a dollar?

Might be worth a cheeky purchase.

That's what I'd be looking at…



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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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