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The "Why Is This Issue Worth So Much?" Thread Options
SwiftMann
Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2012 8:57:38 PM

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LordMikel wrote:
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I get that Fantastic Four #583-586 were the lead up to the "death" of Johnny issue. And i get that there are a lot less issues for sale on those than other issues. What i don't get are the low to mid teen asking prices here. I can't find evidence of that kind of heat anywhere else online. And what's the deal with #577? Only one cheap copy for sale but one sold for 9.99?

Thanks to anyone who can answer as I'm listing these for sale and want to put realistic prices on them.


Not sure but this is what the issue talks about from a preview. "On the Blue Area of the Moon, the Fantastic Four discover that the history of the Inhumans runs much deeper, and richer, than previously believed."

Wouldn't this be a prelude to War of Kings then? (I think that is the right name of the series.)

Timing isn't right. War of Kings came out a full year (March 2009) earlier than FF #577 (March 2010).

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SwiftMann wrote:
frozilla wrote:
SwiftMann wrote:
I get that Fantastic Four #583-586 were the lead up to the "death" of Johnny issue.


An interesting followup question is "Why is Issue 583(a) generally more than 583(b), the 1:15 variant of the same issue?" If 583a was worth X, then it would stand to reason that a rarer version of 583a would be X+Y, right?

Unless of course, variants really aren't worth more than the normal issue, which I tend to believe ;)

Well... It is a Super Hero Squad cover. Not a ton of demand there regardless of rarity.


But it's still #583, so one would think it would be at least the same as a regular #583? Odd indeed.

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Can anyone clue me in on this one? I realize it is also a lead-in for Young Avengers, but still. One store on CCL is offering it for over $10 and there was one copy on FeeBay (at the time of this post) being offered at over $20.

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to be honest i think people ask so much is because its a scarce book. probably not well writen or even part of a cool story but because there's not a whole lot around people ask an arm and a leg for them. next stop at my LCS ill see if i cant find it. i tend to pick up these "scarce" books for cover price there pretty often.

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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:18:38 PM

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SuperSoldier124 wrote:
to be honest i think people ask so much is because its a scarce book. probably not well writen or even part of a cool story but because there's not a whole lot around people ask an arm and a leg for them. next stop at my LCS ill see if i cant find it. i tend to pick up these "scarce" books for cover price there pretty often.

The series, not this particular issue, is actually an awesome story with spectacular art that concludes the original Young Avengers run and leads directly into Avengers vs. X-Men.

That said, I can't figure out why this particular issue is going for bigger bucks than others. It may be the full-blown return of Scarlet Witch, but I'm not 100% sure if that was this issue or not.

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yeah i don't know... i was gone when this came out. sounds like its worth the read though

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Amazing Spider-Man #700:



Everybody talks about how badly this story sucks, yet it's selling online for $15+ in many cases. Rolling Eyes

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4saken1 wrote:
Amazing Spider-Man #700:



Everybody talks about how badly this story sucks, yet it's selling online for $15+ in many cases. Rolling Eyes



This is really too new to talk about. It is excruciantingly common for a book with no apparent value over any other to hit an initial spike in sales if it generates a lot of "buzz" leading up to it's release.

The buzz leads to a greater print run, because LCS' are ordering more, to accomodate their customers. First, more customers than usual buy the comic and, second, more customers buy multiple copies to re-sell.

The initial high price is 100% artificial in cases like this. What happened is that a lot of people who don't have pull lists or subscription services missed out and are paying higher prices to the people who bought multiple to re-sell and the stores who stocked a bunch away to sell on the secondary market, rather than their stands.

At any rate, in about 2 or 3 months, everyone who missed out and really wants one will have one and the price will drop through the basement as the initial demand is overwhelmed by a suddenly massive supply.


The price on this baby will be right back around cover price in 3 months. I'll bet my car on it.
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Here's one: Amazing Spider-Man #601-A

I've been trying to find a copy without breaking double digets for months. ComicCollectorLive shops currently have two listed for $12 and $15.99. eBay has several, cheapest 'Buy It Now' at $19.99 plus shipping. There are a couple auctions under $10 that I am watching, but with shipping they'll be over $10-$15 minimum.

I understand its a J. Scott Campbell cover but there has to be more to it.

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Also remember that the cover price for Amazing Spider-Man #700 is $7.99 so that's half the cost right there.

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What's the story on this variant? Why is it going for hundreds of dollars on ebay?





I got this when it came out last year and I think it's an awesome cover. I love it. But why so much?






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Holy Crap! $540 raw?!? For a 1:50 variant? The only thing I can figure is there was a goof in distribution, and there were very few actually printed/distributed. But that's just speculation.
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1) It's got Venom (maybe second in popularity only to Dumbpool)

2) It's got Venom covering an uber-hot chick with a skin-tight symbiote (horny comic book nerd factor)

3) A lot of shops don't really get the 1:50 variants. And they hardly ever come up, because the people who DID get them are typically the horny comic book nerds, with a thing for Venom-Jane.
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Tamwood wrote:
1) It's got Venom (maybe second in popularity only to Dumbpool


Dumbpool!?!? Hey now be nice! I love how deadpool's character has progressed as of late, especially in uncanny x-force.

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wpmcclure wrote:
Tamwood wrote:
1) It's got Venom (maybe second in popularity only to Dumbpool


Dumbpool!?!? Hey now be nice! I love how deadpool's character has progressed as of late, especially in uncanny x-force.



Hahaha...I'm so far out of the Marvel loop I thought dumbpool was an actual character. Like Lady Deadpool or Kid Deadpool. Now we have Derpy-pool.


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wpmcclure wrote:
Tamwood wrote:
1) It's got Venom (maybe second in popularity only to Dumbpool


Dumbpool!?!? Hey now be nice! I love how deadpool's character has progressed as of late, especially in uncanny x-force.


That was nice...
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Why is the new Star Wars #1 so expensive? Was the print run limited in some way?
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How about All New X-Men #3? #1 is normally priced, but then #2 and #3 are at least $5!

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scotracycowles wrote:
Why is the new Star Wars #1 so expensive? Was the print run limited in some way?


Return of the original characters to the series. Alex Ross covers. And Disney's going to yank the license from DH here soon.
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I love the half sketch cover and was digging the kissing as that's usually so controversial but why is this issue worth so much. I bought a few from a comic book store for a cover price, $2.99 each. Keep the best copy, sell the rest to pay for the first, novel idea, non on feeBay at the time so i put it up and it sold for $36, WTF, why?



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