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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
think most people are just so done with continuity resets
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Was just over at MCS looking at the slabbed books from the two series' and I am fairly stunned at the prices even some of the regular non variant covers are being posted for...reminds me of the early Immortal Hulk days . Anyone else notice this?

Heh ... no, that was me - most of those are my copies. I'm pricing them now, and don't have any sense of the market yet. There just aren't enough sales of graded versions.

So most are too high, some even way too high. But it's hard to tell which ones will pop. For example, just yesterday a matched set of the Putri covers for House of X #2 and Powers of X #2 sold on eBay for $350.00. The Asrar connecting set is also very hard to find - a set of these sold for something close to $300. Most of these House and Power books aren't even offered yet graded. And there are a few in the next auction, I'm trying not to undermine those.

But yeah, the prices will come down in the coming weeks, most likely.
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think most people are just so done with continuity resets


In all fairness, X-Men needed a reset pretty badly.

The continuity got so screwed up over the years. I'm not even sure Hickman fixed it, or can.

Speaking of Hickman... I didn't realize it at first but he's kind of formulaic. Professor X walks around with Cerebro on his head all the time, just like the maker (Reed Richards.) There's a garden. Mars in the Avengers. And the villains aren't completely villains.

Yeah, I'm not so sure I'm sold on this now.
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Variants are such a scam. Vast majority seem to not have any staying power. There are always exceptions, however.


Bingo. Maybe one out of 50 or 100 will keep its value. The only two I can think of off the top of my head that seriously outstrip the "regular" cover value-wise are Edge of Spider-Verse #2 and Gotham City Sirens #1.


Take a look at what's happening with the ultra hot in July, but now warm TMNT #95. Prices are starting to decline. Even the SDCC variant has started to decline in price. I think the only one that will hold value is the black and white Montreal. Why? It never really got priced about $60-70.00. People never knew it was out there and not that many of the 250 printed copies made it on to eBay. I could be wrong though.


Never got tmnt 95
Shops sold out.
Think I may snag a cheap copy next year during the comic Con circuit
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@Jabberwookie

Thats a good point. The Maker and Prof X look very similar.

I just wrapped up reading both series. I definitely liked it.
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I thought some people would be interested in this, my sales strategy for House and Powers graded comics.

It's been 12 days since most of these went for sale; 6 days for some. I have 19 fixed price, 5 upcoming auction, 6 more on the way. All are 9.8 unless otherwise marked. The ones in bold I just reduced by $10 today, but the previous price is shown here. I sold exactly one, today, a House of X 1 for $119.99.

House of X
1 – 119.99, 139.99
1 (9.6) – auction Monday
1 (Huddleston 1:10) – 99.99, 129.99
1 (Noto, 9.6) – 129.99
3 – 99.99, 129.99
3 – auction Monday
3 (Huddleston 1:10) – 99.99
4 (Huddleston 1:10) – 129.99
4 – auction Monday

Powers of X
1 – 119.99
1 (Weaver) – 129.99
1 (Unknown Comics/Parrillo) – 89.95, 99.99, 129.99
2 (Weaver) – 149.99
2 (Putri) – 199.99, 229.99
3 – 99.99
3 (Asrar) – 179.99
3 (Weaver) – auction Monday
3 (Huddleston 1:10, 9.6) – auction Monday

These are all a little too high, and some are WAY too high, but that is on purpose, since I don't really know what the market is like yet. My strategy has been based on a mix of inputs: eBay prices and sales, availability (both graded and raw), the number of people on the "wait list," etc. The most expensive ones, the Putri and Asrar covers, are partially that high because they are my favorites. (But a few copies have sold well on eBay, too.)

Also, if one is in an auction, I tend to keep mine priced higher, to keep from undercutting the bidding. And if I have multiples, I'll price with a spread, so the cheapest looks good by comparison.

Anyway, for the most part I'm just playing this by ear. It's a hobby for me, so I don't HAVE to sell extremely quickly. But I like to get my money back so I can get more books graded. So far I'm still way in the hole on these ... but that's okay, it's early yet.

I don't expect the auctions to do well, but I do need to test the waters a bit. I didn't get any of numbers 5 and 6 graded, as I think the market adjusted for these selling really well. I also didn't get any 1:100 covers, or the Skottie Young ones. (I usually like Skottie Young, but these ones I didn't care for.)

Would be glad to have your thoughts and feedback, if you have any.
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I was looking forward to this series when it came out, but if I had known people would be flipping it like this I would have put two in my pull list. I grabbed a couple variants here and there; curious to see how your auctions turn out.
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What is going to be the next book in the flipper's delight so I know to adjust my pull list accordingly?
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What is going to be the next book in the flipper's delight so I know to adjust my pull list accordingly?

Oh, boy, I don't know. I'm wrong more than I'm right on that stuff. I still haven't got around to picking up a copy of Batwoman Beyond yet.
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The Hickman Reset was the perfect time to fix all the issues with the x-men/616 timeline. it would have required him to set where all the events from each life took place. We as outsiders would not have known any different. but it would have given us a breakdown of what events are current and what "never happened". That would have been nice.
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Well, it's been three more weeks, so I thought I'd update this post. The ones in bold have sold. As previously mentioned, I sold five at auction. This was to gather information, but also to shed two 9.6s. They did ... okay.

I've also sold two House of X #1's (main cover) for $119.99 each, and a copy of House #2 (main) for $179.99. (That was one of the ones I thought was priced way too high, but I guess not.) So, most aren't selling yet, but I keep reducing the price every week or so (unless there is another copy in auction, or someone else is selling a copy so far below my price, it's better just to wait and see).

The grading fees for all these comics was about $580, so those that have sold ($628) have covered this expense.

House of X
1 – 119.99, 119.99, 44.00 (9.6, auction)
1 (Huddleston 1:10) – 89.99, 129.99
1 (Noto, 9.6) – 89.99
2 - 179.99
2 (Pichelli) - 159.99
3 – 89.99, 119.99
3 – 53.00 (auction)
3 (Huddleston 1:10) – 89.99
4 (Huddleston 1:10) – 119.99
4 – 52.00 (auction)

Powers of X
1 – 89.99
1 (Huddleston) - 119.99, 129.99
1 (Weaver) – 99.99
1 (Unknown Comics/Parrillo) – 74.95, 99.99, 110.00
2 (Weaver) – 119.99
2 (Putri) – 179.99, 219.99
3 – 84.95, 89.99
3 (Asrar) – 149.99
3 (Weaver) – 159.99, 37.00 (auction)
3 (Huddleston 1:10, 9.6) – 22.00 (auction)
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