As a companion to ‘Books that cost a lot, but have no reason to’
I’ve going thru my master list on my phone figuring out why I can’t find certain issues in the cheap bins, and discovering ‘oh shit, that book is in demand and HTF!’
Well, this is the flip side of that. During my research on comicbookrealm, I’m finding some books are crazy expensive...but I own them and didn’t realize they were worth something.
Demon Annual 2.. Current “Value” $22. From the 1990 series I’m missing 40, 41, 45, 52, 53, 54, and I thought I needed both annuals. The issues are $4-5 each so shouldn’t be a problem. But I looked at Annual 2, which was from the Bloodlines Annual event back in the 90s where each annual introduced a new character (Marvel did something similar that year, I think both were in response to Image starting up their own universe and Dark Horse and Malibu getting in on the action. Basically tons of new characters were getting introduced, but I digress) This was the first appearance of Hitman. And I was like, “Bloodlines?? I’m pretty sure I bought all that shit back in the 90s.” So I looked in my trusty old notebooks and sure enough, I have this issue.
Gotham City Sirens . I’m missing issues 10, 18, and 24. Which are all going for a reasonable $5 each. But issue 1 is $50. The 2nd print of issue 1 is $45. I have both. Issues 2-7 are all in the $10-15 range. And some of the later issues(20,21 and the final issue 26) are also up there. Unfortunately, that means the issues I’m missing probably have more eyes on them and will make the hunt harder. But still, kaching on issue 1.
Zatanna. I’m missing issues 8 and 11 from her short 2010 ongoing. Which are $5 each. The series only lasted 16 issues. 13 and 14 are going for $10, 15 is at $35 and the final issue 16 is going for $50! I had to double check to make sure I had them. Noice.
But again, this makes the entire series more ‘in demand” since it’s run was so short, so the two I’m missing will be harder to find.
I’ll post more gems as my research continues.
"No Tom Foolery today, Ron. I'm tired of looking at your dreadful, speckled mug.""Why do you hurt me in this way, Harry?"”It’s a grid system motherfucker. Eleven up and one over, you simple bitch.”