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Old 05-16-2013, 09:13 AM   #201 (permalink)
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Scared money is what kills a market... period.

We recently had a huge influx of people get into comics with ASM #700 and now they are running scared.. we needed this purge. My guess is that by August or so you will see things bottom out and a rebound on good books start happening.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:45 PM   #202 (permalink)
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Honestly there is a lot of noise in the Modern Age market right now. If you look at the lyriaexchange.com website you get a pretty clear understanding of what's hot with every age except the Modern Age. That reason, in my opinion, is because a ton of speculators are all in there pushing their flavor of the week. It's like 40 people in a room all shouting at you about their book being hot and desired and all it does is make everyone confused. That's what I'm interrupting going on in the Modern Age right now. There are books out there worth owning but you just don't know it because of the noise ratio.

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Old 05-16-2013, 02:15 PM   #203 (permalink)
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Honestly there is a lot of noise in the Modern Age market right now. If you look at the lyriaexchange.com website you get a pretty clear understanding of what's hot with every age except the Modern Age. That reason, in my opinion, is because a ton of speculators are all in there pushing their flavor of the week. It's like 40 people in a room all shouting at you about their book being hot and desired and all it does is make everyone confused. That's what I'm interrupting going on in the Modern Age right now. There are books out there worth owning but you just don't know it because of the noise ratio.

My two cents.
I would really go with where the good stories are..

Sixth Gun, Nowhere Men, Manhattan Project, All New X-men, Saga, Superior Spider-Man. Even some of the new stuff, East of West, Helheim, and Uber can be in there.

Nova is also a really good story as well.

Sorry for the DC fans out there, just not really digging many of their storylines.

Scarlett Spider isn't bad either.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #204 (permalink)
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I would really go with where the good stories are..

Sixth Gun, Nowhere Men, Manhattan Project, All New X-men, Saga, Superior Spider-Man. Even some of the new stuff, East of West, Helheim, and Uber can be in there.

Nova is also a really good story as well.

Sorry for the DC fans out there, just not really digging many of their storylines.

Scarlett Spider isn't bad either.
Injustice has been a really fun read. That is the only DC book I am reading at the moment. Might try to put together the New 52 Bats and will give Supes Unchained a chance.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:15 PM   #205 (permalink)
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Nova has been excellent. I'm loving it so far. You guys should get on board before we get too far away from #1
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #206 (permalink)
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Nova has been excellent. I'm loving it so far. You guys should get on board before we get too far away from #1
I agree 100%. This book is good. Ive never been into the marvel cosmic stuff (besides the Infinity series from the 90's), but I'm really enjoying this read. I hope Guardians and Infinity will be this good. Plus, Carefree, AZ is right up the road from me.

I picked up a blank variant on FCBD, I hope to get someone to sketch on it at the Phoenix Comicon Next week.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:27 AM   #207 (permalink)
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Rachel rising losing steam.

Lots of unsold second or third prints of issue 1

Need more news from the TV show to get this started again.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:56 AM   #208 (permalink)
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Rachel rising losing steam.

Lots of unsold second or third prints of issue 1

Need more news from the TV show to get this started again.
Maybe the sixth gun scared some of the people "looking for the next walking dead" off. I know If i had dropped 900 for a 9.8 sixth gun I might think twice before dropping money on a show again. Just a thought
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #209 (permalink)
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Sixth Gun is still selling. Not for what it was, but you can still get good money for the books.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #210 (permalink)
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Peter Panzerfaust #10 Retail Summit 2013 @ $100 & 1 bid.
Amazing Spider-Man #639 Sketch Variant @ $92 & 28 bids.
Scarlet Spider 1 Variant @ $67 & 16 bids.
Magic in Black and White vol 2 @ $26 & 13 bids. (Not work safe!) (tsk)
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 @ $20+ & 11 bids.
Batman #6 @ $12 & 12 bids.
Nightwing #1 @ $12+ & 11 bids.

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Old 05-18-2013, 06:01 AM   #211 (permalink)
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Scared money is what kills a market... period.

We recently had a huge influx of people get into comics with ASM #700 and now they are running scared.. we needed this purge. My guess is that by August or so you will see things bottom out and a rebound on good books start happening.
Looking at completed auctions tonite for awhile, and am in disbelief at some of the low prices. Personally I'm glad this is happening, even though some of you guys might get mad at me writing this.

What is interesting is the amount of Silverage / Golden age that has dropped in price. I don't quite remember this much material falling, even last year at this time. Btw, May - Aug is the worst time to sell books, unless you are at cons, then you'll make the most amount of money (versus ebay/other auction online sites).

Last year at our con for instance, was a great buying show: bought a Hulk 1 & FF 1, and flipped them for good profit. Just like in the stock market, there are always ways to make $$ guys even in bad markets, so keep this in mind.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #212 (permalink)
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I've been selling my stuff and focusing on sa/ba keys. Stopped picking up large amounts of moderns since I noticed the influx of people pre ordering large amounts of new books. Moved a lot of money into stock options cause the markets hot right now. Only books I pretty much go after now are the spawn and star wars sketches to flip. Everything else is just for my personal collection of moderns.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:32 AM   #213 (permalink)
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I think us as collectors need to be careful about investing big bucks into modern books hoping they will gain value. An old lesson from the 90's is the old books are the books that will always keep or hold value. Walking deads are rare......... And truthfully, I am curious how much the books will hold value once the show ends. But if there are movies, then it just may continue to go up.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #214 (permalink)
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I think us as collectors need to be careful about investing big bucks into modern books hoping they will gain value. An old lesson from the 90's is the old books are the books that will always keep or hold value. Walking deads are rare......... And truthfully, I am curious how much the books will hold value once the show ends. But if there are movies, then it just may continue to go up.
+1. This is probably the best advice in this thread honestly. Even the Copper age is far less riskier than the Modern Age.

The issue is that at your LCS sitting on the shelf is a book at $3.99 that could be selling on eBay for $40+ and while the keys are always better bets, they require a significant investment which may or may not increase for a few years to come.

In other words flipping moderns is a better % return for your dollars if you find the right books where as the older stuff is like blue chip stocks, you have to hold on to it for years in order to see any type of return.

Not that I'm advocating flipping or modern comics, just showing you why they are so much more susceptible for the person just now entering the market.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:54 PM   #215 (permalink)
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East of West is still doing ok in terms of sales volume but prices on regular and ghost covers have been dropping.

The Forbidden planet cover is holding up pretty well with most sales around USD30.

Interesting the 9.8 versions are not selling well even at USD100 given that the raw is already a USD30 book.

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Old 05-23-2013, 10:18 AM   #216 (permalink)
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Here's a book to dig for in all those $1 bins..

Max #35 @ $20+ & 14 bids.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:34 AM   #217 (permalink)
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Here's a book to dig for in all those $1 bins..

Max #35 @ $20+ & 14 bids.
The Max! Used to love the cartoon on HBO!
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #218 (permalink)
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31% bid activity with the seller by the most active bidder. Looks a bit shady to me.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:26 AM   #219 (permalink)
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No comics heating up besides the usual suspect of Walking Dead, PP, Chew, naked covers etc?
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I think Think Tank is doing better than previous months.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:42 AM   #221 (permalink)
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Sixth Gun is still selling. Not for what it was, but you can still get good money for the books.
We shall see.. I have a 9.8 up for auction right now
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:47 AM   #222 (permalink)
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I think Think Tank is doing better than previous months.
I've been noticing this as well. I actually just sold the Vanity Variant 9.8 for $60. I purchased it for $18 a few months ago.

The story is really getting its legs and more people seem to be taking notice.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:57 AM   #223 (permalink)
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Nova has been excellent. I'm loving it so far. You guys should get on board before we get too far away from #1
I read the first issue and I liked it. Kid friendly which is a breath of fresh air for our industry really. Once upon a time we use to introduce new, young, fresh super-heroes and super-hero teams about every 3-4 years but this past decade all the content has been geared towards the 20-30 something crowd. Nice to see a kid can still be the star attraction.

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #224 (permalink)
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I've been selling my stuff and focusing on sa/ba keys. Stopped picking up large amounts of moderns since I noticed the influx of people pre ordering large amounts of new books. Moved a lot of money into stock options cause the markets hot right now. Only books I pretty much go after now are the spawn and star wars sketches to flip. Everything else is just for my personal collection of moderns.
+1. This is a smart post. Well all except for the spawn part. (I tease, I tease )
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:00 PM   #225 (permalink)
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Malibu Sun #13 @ $36 & 4 bids. This is a F+ at tops.
Amazing Spider-Man #607 @ $36 & 15 bids. T&A baby!
Jirni #1 Bluerainbow "Blue Ice" @ $36 & 7 bids.
Amazing Spider-Man #29 @ $33 & 16 bids.
Vampires The Eternal #2 @ $20+ & 4 bids.
Adventure Time #16 Phoenix Variant @ $20 & 5 bids. Anything Adventure Time and limited = big $$!
Jirini #1 Bluerainbox Limited 200 @ $16 & 11 bids. Two different variants both of which are HOT!

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