Welcome to the 9th One Week Later Report for 2021.
This week we’ll cover the books released on 03/03/2020, which was last week.
These can be books we anticipated getting hot, total surprise winners and perhaps books that got hyped and ended up as duds. Also could be a good list to use when out picking up this weeks books for you Wednesday Warriors…
A bit slower week but one book stood out and is dominating the secondary market. But I’ll knock out a few honorable mentions first.
Batman #106 we got a cameo first appearance. Retailers I think were tipped off well in advance so as it wasn’t hard to obtain, most online shops now show sold out, that doesn’t mean you can’t find them locally. Secondary sales are hovering around cover price to $8 type of range for the most part. Seems sets of the covers are selling decently but still average out to the $8 a piece type of value.
Star Wars High Republic Adventures #2 gave us a better look at the new villain baddie. We’ll see how it pans out but a lot of online shops sold out (Midtown sold out but TFAW still has them) but you can find these for cover or so on eBay currently. It’s a definite hold for me.
Alright, the big book from last week hands down goes to ENIAC #1. Geez, we told people to pre-order last year and yet, here we are a year later finally and this thing has FOMO all over it.
Was this great marketing by Bad Idea? Was this a ploy for them to make their books more scarce by cutting orders from retailers all in the hopes of creating false demand? Who cares, if you secured your copy these are selling easily for $130+ for the first print and even the “not first printing” are fetching $15 and up… (do people not realize they’re gonna plan on just printing and printing the not firsts going forward?).
Anyways, FOMO is real but if you got them, sell’em I say. If you want to read it, just buy a “not first printing” later on… Unfortunately, this is a book you likely won’t find sitting on the shelves at the local shops a week later.
And remember kids, the first printing has white logo, the not first printing has black logo.