One Week Later Report for August 18th, 2021

Welcome to the One Week Later Report for 2021. Skipped last week that would have included books from 08/04/2021 so I might throw a few books from that week in the mix as well.

This week we’ll mainly cover the books released on 08/11/2021, which was last week.

These can be books that were simply overlooked or we anticipated getting hot, total surprise winners and perhaps books that got hyped, ending up as complete duds. Also could be a good list to use when out picking up this weeks books for you Wednesday Warriors…

Star Wars High Republic Adventures the Monster of Temple Peak #1 (of 4) is starting to dry up at online retailers. Midtown is now sold out. TFAW still has them available.

It’s a good grab, just worthy of mentioning but no real heat as of yet. This is one you grab for the long haul anyways.

Star Wars High Republic Adventures the Monster of Temple Peak #1 (of 4)

Black Cat Annual 1 2nd Printing is not a huge money maker, about double cover was it’s average peak price but you can now find them for cover or so on the secondary. Might not be a bad gamble if you missed out originally. Low print run means limited supply if demand ever picks up if this new team ever takes off later on.

If you were able to snag the Defenders #1 Momoko 1:50 variant, consider yourself lucky because this was a $80 on average book but is now topped the $250 price range for the most recent sold listing on eBay. Now other listings are hovering over the $165+ mark for the most part with several approaching the $400 asking price.

Never Never #2 is seeing some success on the secondary. On average around $15 with some now asking upwards of $20. Maybe this one turns out to be the next Nottingham. With each issue, we see more interest to drive up demand for the previous issues and such while retailers slept on ordering more copies of the latest issues.

Skybound X #1 2nd print 1:25 by Corona is a $50 or so book. Only worthwhile if you snagged it $25 or less of what most retailers would have listed it originally at.

Stray Dogs #1 5th Print Blank Variant is sold out everywhere and while it’s not heating up on the secondary now, just wanted to point out that you can snag these for cover or a little over cover on the secondary, for those that missed out.

Same goes for Stray Dogs #5 2nd print 1:10. Not seeing a huge spike in price on the secondary but you can snag these for $20 or less for those that missed out and need it to complete the full cover collection of this series.

The Me You Love In The Dark #1 had a pretty cool 1:25. It reached a high of $93 but that was a one off and didn’t last long as most recent sales are now putting this one around the $20-$30 range.

Silk #5 had a cool Jong 1:25 variant. Hope you didn’t pay too much for this one, things are settling and you can now find it for $50 or so it seems. Might be one to watch as it continues to drop and snag at a much lower price. I love this cover though by Jong.

Spirits Of Vengeance Spirit Rider #1 isn’t heating up but wanted to point out that it’s sold out at most online retailers. So if you missed out, you can now snag on the secondary for cover price or around that price point. I like this character and hope we see more and more, making this one-shot more desirable.

If you were able to snag one of those Nice House on the Lake #1 3rd print 1:25 ratios, those are doing well on the secondary.

Red Room #3 had a TMNT Homage by Rugg which was pretty awesome. If you snagged for cheap, it’s a good flip still.

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i have long term hope for the black cat annual 2nd, same with temple peak


I sure hope tfaw got their defenders momoko 1:50’s. Though, I doubt it will be hot when we actually get them.

Or all dead by then… :wink:


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Miracles can happen.

This is a perfect example of the TFAW issue of only receiving 1 copy per account when more are ordered, most flippers likely ordered using multiple accounts to get more than 1 copy.

There can be miracles/if you believe!

Name that tune.

Josh Groban from The Polar Express.

Mother nature does it all for us
The wonders of this world go on
The hanging Gardens of Babylon
Captain Cook and Cain and Abel
Jimi Hendrix to the Tower of Babel

Name that tune.

I honestly think people with multiple accounts are in the minority. IMO any real speculators are preordering long before limits are placed after FOC.

For pre-order open orders yes but we’ve even had a few here admit they got more than one account, so we all know they’re using it to get around limits after FOC or before if there are limits to a particular book.

But yes, it’s not probably super widespread that everyone is doing it, probably just the heavy hitters who are trying to get cheaper ratios to flip as soon as they get them (or before if they like taking chances, I know a few who were doing such things… which is just asking to be punished imho)

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I have plenty of books ordered pre FOC and was allocated one, not a post FOC only issue. Most of the time it is where the publisher shorted TFAW on the entire order (Brzrkr #1 3rd print as an example).

Wasn’t that one limited to 10k copies total though? I put in an order of 5 myself and got shipped 1 copy, which I was expecting to happen. :wink:

There’s certain books where it’s impossible to know if there is spec until spoilers arrive.

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