I honestly believe that Jim is simply a guy who enjoys collecting, lists the books he’s interested in picking up, and offers his opinion on some books that might be worth picking up for speculation value. I do not feel that he has an agenda; in other words, I don’t think he’s trying to manipulate the market by suggesting his spec books. I think that because he has some kind of connection to the key collector people, many people think his speculation is “pumping.” I really don’t feel that way because unlike many youtube speculators, he never uses expressions like “buy these books now before it’s too late” or “you can’t miss out on this book!” I don’t watch his videos frequently, but every time I watch one he stresses that the choice to buy is ultimately up to the buyer, and I believe I’ve heard him use the phrase “just buy what you like” numerous times. And using the example mentioned here, the Ms Marvel books he recommends, it is true that this is stuff we were speculating on years ago and are well aware of. So if he’s recommending stuff that we all were picking up years ago, I simply can’t see any kind of ulterior motive on his part. It seems to me that he’s letting the average Joe who may not know about books with potential join in. I believe it is his connection to key collector that turns a lot of people off to him but also turns a lot of others on to his every word as if he were some sort of modern-day Nostradamus. I may be wrong, but he seems to be a guy with a passion for comics who somehow became this deified prognosticator in the eyes of some, and false prophet for others. It depends on the perspective of the viewer.