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Speculators Corner: Joyride #1

Speculator's Corner: Joyride #1

Two weeks ago, Boom! Studios announced one of their latest original series, Joyride, was being promoted from a 4 issue limited series to an ongoing series. A month ago, we speculated that retailers would bet on the series. Yesterday, we tipped you off that the first issue was going to a 2nd printing. All of this […]

Speculator Corner: Everyone Is Looking For Venom/Hulk. Sorry Vulk.

Speculator Corner: Everyone Is Looking For Venom/Hulk. Sorry, Vulk.

The Hulk/Venom character – basically the Hulk with the Venom symbiote costume – will be appearing in the Contest Of Champions series from Marvel. CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #3 AL EWING (W) • PACO MEDINA (A/C) • COVER BY VICTOR IBANEZ IRON MAN! JOE FIXIT! GAMORA! MARVEL'S HEAVY HITTERS COLLIDE IN THE CONTEST! • Can Iron Man […]

Hot Comics &#8211 The Three Hundred Dollar Club &#8211 August 2015

Hot Comics – The Three Hundred Dollar Club – August 2015

Here are the comics published within the last thirty-odd years that have been burning up the top of the charts and selling over $300. All raw copies, no slabbing here, no variant covers, no convention exclusives, no hardcovers, no TPBs, no artificial collectibility, just the standard books available to anyone that, if you have them […]

Speculator Corner: Divinity Strikes Again in Next Weeks Imperium #7

Speculator Corner: Divinity Strikes Again in Next Week's Imperium #7

Does lighting strike twice? Valiant found themselves with quite the hit on their hands earlier this year with Divinity – a four-issue prestige format limited series by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine that introduced Valiant's first major new character since the company's 2012 relaunch. Even after five sold-out printings, a sixth one dollar reprint announced […]

Speculator Corner: Detective Comics And Mercy Graves

Speculator Corner: Detective Comics And Mercy Graves

Superman: Dawn Of Justice, to be portrayed by Tao Okamoto.Appearing in the Superman Adventures cartoon, her first DCU comic book appearance was in Detective Comics #735.Speculators don't appear to have caught onto this one yet though So fill free and fill your boots! The character of Mercy Graves has been confirmed as appearing in Batman Vs[...]

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

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

These 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 […]

Speculator Corner &#8211 Southern Bastards Nailbiter Dead Letters And The Woods

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

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[...]

Speculator Corner: Catwoman #23 (Spoilers) (UPDATE)

Speculator Corner: Catwoman #23 (Spoilers) (UPDATE)

So, here's the thing. Tomorrow's Catwoman is going to be a hot book. Except not many people know it right now. And revealing why is going to give a load of spoilers out. And you may not want to know what they are. But you still might need a heads up that you'll need to […]

Speculator Corner: Hulk 14-17

Speculator Corner: Hulk 14-17

There has been a lot of fuss made over the MarvelNOW! relaunch, Thunderbolts, starring the General Ross Red Hulk, with the Punisher, Venom, Elektra and Deadpool as team members. But it's not the first time this teaming has appeared. They were known as Code Red when they appeared in Hulk #14-#17, joined by Thundra and […]

From $8 To $100 &#8211 Marvel Preview #7 And A Certain Rocket Raccoon

From $8 To $100 – Marvel Preview #7 And A Certain Rocket Raccoon

Time to go through your magazine boxes. An FN/VF copy of Marvel Preview #7 with the first appearance of Rocket Raccoon went for $8.50 a couple of months ago. But that was before the announcement of a Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that may well co-star the jet set critter, as well as his return […]

Speculator Corner &#8211 Adventure Time Peter Panzerfaust Thief Of Thieves No Place Like Home Fatale Alpha Girl Prophet Road Rage Dawn Of The Jedi Crossed Hell Yeah The Manhattan Projects And Supurbia

Speculator Corner – Adventure Time, Peter Panzerfaust, Thief Of Thieves, No Place Like Home, Fatale, Alpha Girl, Prophet, Road Rage, Dawn Of The Jedi, Crossed, Hell Yeah, The Manhattan Projects And Supurbia

After a bit of a lull, we have Image first issue fever on us again. Anything published in recent weeks with an issue 1 on it, is rocketing in value. Check your purchases over the last few weeks, they could fund your next trip to the comic shop. Take Fatale #1, successfully selling for $28. […]

Hot Comics &#8211 The One Hundred Dollar Club March 2012

Hot Comics – The One Hundred Dollar Club March 2012

Earlier we looked at comics published in the last thirty years that have been selling for over $200, raw, unslabbed, without variant covers or signatures to push them up the ranks. Here's a look at those selling for between $100 and $200… and there's a lot of Walking Dead, Goon and Hellboy about… Walking Dead […]

Fatale #1 And Prophet #21 Selling For $14-15 On eBay

Fatale #1 And Prophet #21 Selling For $14-15 On eBay

The standard cover for Fatale #1 from Image Comics has just successfully sold for $9.75 plus $3.95 shipping The standard cover Prophet #21 from Image Comics has just successfully sold for $9.99 plus $4.50 shipping. The variants are going for more. The first was published two weeks ago for $3.50. The second yesterday for $2.99. […]

Hot Comics &#8211 One Hundred Dollar Club (Nov 2011)

Hot Comics – One Hundred Dollar Club (Nov 2011)

Yesterday, we ran a list of modern comics breaking the $200 barrier. Now we set our sights a little lower to the still-impressive $100 successful sale price point. These books do not include signed, variant, CGC or similar ways of raising a book's value. Just raw, is they come off the comic rack. So… anyone […]

Hot Comics – The Two Hundred Dollar Club (November 2011)

Hot Comics – The Two Hundred Dollar Club (November 2011)

Here are nine comic books published in the last thirty years that are currently breaking the $200 barrier based on actual reported sales. No CGC, no chase variant covers, no signed editions, no hardcovers or out-of-print collections, just the bare bones of your standard floppy comic book. Do you have any of these in your […]

The Last Of The Greats Does Oprah Winfrey.. And She Loves It.

The Last Of The Greats Does Oprah Winfrey.. And She Loves It.

It's a superhero comic written by a rising star in the industry. Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov told the NYCC today that he's spent ten times as long on each issue as on his other work. It's a comic that could be described as Fantastic Four meets Miracleman, the last of the superhero family team that […]

Hot Comics – The Fifty Dollar Club (July 2011)

Hot Comics – The Fifty Dollar Club (July 2011)

We've just looked at modern comic books selling for $100 or more right now, but how is everything else shaping up? Here's a run down of comics that have sold copies on eBay from $50 to $100 of late. We take the highest price paid for a copy on eBay over the last two months, […]

Wall Price: Motor City Con Market Report

Wall Price: Motor City Con Market Report

Chris from UniversalOutpost.com gives us a rundown on the prices of comics on sale at Motor City Con – the books being promoted as "hot" and the price labels they receive. These are the labelled prices, not a reflection of what the books actually sold for. Carbon Grey #1A $10, 1B $10, #2 $5 Non-Player […]

How Jeff Smiths Rasl Movie Option Affects eBay (UPDATE)

How Jeff Smith's Rasl Movie Option Affects eBay (UPDATE)

Last Friday, March the 11th, it was announced that Lionel Wigram had optioned Jeff Smith's sci-fi comic Rasl as a movie from Warner Bros. And eBay noticed. Previously to that, the last eBay sale for Rasl related comics was the first three issues for 99 cents at the end of February. On the morning of […]

Stop Nonplayer Becoming The Next Big Speculator Hit

Stop Nonplayer Becoming The Next Big Speculator Hit

And who can blame the speculators for seeing the gap between demand and supply and finding a way to make some serious money on it Bleeding Cool gets a headline, the publisher puts out a second print and eventually everyone gets a copy It happened with Chew, Morning Glories, Skullkickers, 27 and it looks like[...]