We said this was going to be hard to find. We didn’t think it was going to be this hard.
Bleeding Cool picked 27 #1 as a comic with speculation potential to watch last month. Shortly afterwards we were told that the comic had suddenly sold out of its overprint at distribution level two weeks before it was supposed to ship (and three weeks before it actually would).
And now I understand that, for whatever reason, 27 #1 has been allocated. So retailers won’t get all the copies they ordered.
This can be the result of problenms with the print run and a higher damage rate than usual. Usually a section of the overprint is used to cover such an eventuality. Except in this case it’s all been snapped up.
I’m calling 27 #1 as the largest comics speculation opportunity of the year.
UPDATE: Here’s the second print cover.