Category Archives: Speculator Corner

Day Men #2′s Lights Up eBay

Bleeding Cool has been following Boom! Studios’ original series Day Men with art by Brian Stelfreeze since before it launched. We broke the news that the first issue had sold its 12,000 copy print run. That it was heating up …

Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity Speculator Corner

Thank you Jonathan for this handy dandy reading guide to your Infinity crossover… especially since certain types might be able to work out which comics have been underordered… but as Jonathan says this may be handy to working out what …

Speculator Corner – Lazarus To Moombas (UNCANNY UPDATE)

It is Bleeding Cool’s belief that the current speculator comics market, in which comics regularly sell above cover price shortly after publication is a positive thing for the comics market. Rather than just rewarding big print run comics from the …

Polarity #1 Sells Out From Diamond, And Sells For $13 On eBay

We mentioned this might be a thing a couple of weeks ago. Polarity #1 from Boom!, out today, has sold through its 20% overprint on retailer orders, and has already sold copies for $13 on eBay today for the standard …

Speculator Corner: Spawn #9 By Neil Gaiman And Todd McFarlane, The First Appearance Of Angela

Spawn #9. The first appearance of Angela. It probably had a print run of around half a million. But quite a few of them are in landfill. This comic, by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane can often be found in …

Speculator Corner: Did Superior Spider-Man Begin In Amazing Spider-Man #600?

So Amazing Spider-Man #698 is selling from between $5 and $13 on eBay… but where did it all begin? Could it be a certain scene in Amazing Spider-Man #600? The issue saw Otto Octavius coming to terms with the damage …

Speculator Corner: Avenging Spider-Man #15.1

Amazing Spider-Man #698 has already gone to a second print for, you know, obvious reasons. And Marvel are promising more mind boggling occurrences in Amazing Spider-Man #700, which has been racking up retailer reorders in its droves. But Avenging Spider-Man …

Suicide Squad #14 Selling Copies For $15 On eBay

Okay, it’s no Walking Dead #1. But give it time. Raw, unslabbed copies of Suicide Squad #14, which went on sale today, are selling copies on eBay for $14.95. Considering it only went on sale a few hours ago at …

Speculator Corner: Great Pacific #1

Bedlam #1 and MacGyver #1 are the lastest two Image Comics launches to sell out and go to a second print. Here are the new covers, above. But one that is guaranteed to follow is Great Pacific #1 by Joe …

Speculator Corner: Bedlam #1

This week sees the first issue of Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo‘s new Image comic, Bedlam, published. It’s not the first time it will have seen the light of day though. There were copies of a NYCC version being sold …

Death Of The Family, Rebirth Of The Speculator

Did you buy some Batman comics these past two weeks? Care to pay for next week’s groceries with them? Let’s take a look at eBay. Batman #13 going for up to $20 (but mostly more like $15) Batgirl #13 going …

Speculator Corner: Red Hood And The Outlaws #13 SPOILER

We are all aware that demand for the Batman: Death Of The Family crossover is outstripping supply. Leading to instant sellouts and climbing eBay prices. But there’s one people may have missed and it’s out tomorrow. Red Hood And The …

Speculator Corner: Swamp Thing #1

Next week today, Bleeding Cool believe that DC Comics will announce a new ongoing Superman comic book, entitled Man Of Steel, written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Jim Lee. Which will, no doubt, be the best selling comic book …

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 …

Speculator Corner: Higher Earth #3

There’s something about issue threes. Sleeper-successful comic books often begin to turn around with issue 4. For those big surprise success stories, issue 3 is often the most underordered. We call it Issue Three syndrome.  Go on and try to …

Speculator Corner: Will Bravest Warriors Take Everyone By Surprise Again?

Bravest Warriors is a brand new comic series created by Pendleton Ward, for Boom! Studios. If you don’t recognise his name, he is the creator of Adventure Time. Remember how well ordered the original first issue of Adventure Time was? …

DC Comics Liquidating Stacks Of Trade Paperbacks And Graphic Novels

DC Comics are looking to reduced their stock of the following books by offering them to retailers at a massive discount. What that means is that in a few weeks, these books will be plentiful at comic books stores. And …

Say Goodbye To DC’s Lucifer

Lucifer was the Sandman spinoff that could. By Mike Carey, Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly, it took the character of the Devil as portrayed in the Sandman series, out for a run – and ran it for 75 issues, as …