I don’t know why this book is getting popular. There is no New 52 announcement, or tv-show speculation. This book is getting popular for almost no reason. With peak sales of $100 and average auction prices of $35+, just this week. This book is most likely going to go down and be a $20 book. But right now sales are insane, this book is one to look out for.
Superman Adventures #5 First appearance of Livewire.**
Why is this book heating up? Speculation
I’m only posting this because I’m tired of hearing about it. Sometimes books get popular or go up in value for no reason (and go down in value 😦 )- but I don’t think thats the case with this book. We live in a world where there’s almost three comic conventions every weekend. Its insane, but the insanity is at a level where its not even about the comics anymore. They sell statues, T-shirts, car decals, swords and even costume paraphernalia. Another element of comic book conventions is cosplay. One costume that predates the heating up of this book is Livewire. Harley Quinn is a character that before the new 52 – her first appearance averages $30 raw in near mint condition – so why can’t it be the same with Livewire? Harley Quinn because popular largely through cosplay and Livewire is almost an identical character with a different costume. Posted below are pictures of people in Livewire cosplay that predate the recent peak sales on ebay.
You know what two weeks ago was a solid $15 to $30 in near mint condition? (and maybe even $45 in near mint plus plus untouched by human hands condition) Hellblazer #1. Well now because of tv-show tid-bits and youtube clips of the upcoming Constantine tv-show Hellblazer #1 in near mint condition can get a solid $65 – $100. Very Fine copies sell for $45 – $50!
This is a book that is in 3 out of 5 back issue bins. Find it, scan it post it. Also don’t forget about Swamp Thing 37. Averaging about $100 in near mint condition raw. Prices on CGC 9.8s are Solange attacking Jay Z cray cray.
PS. Epic #1 from Comixtribe is $15 – $20 now? Who suggested buying that on day of release? That deserves a THUNGE LYFE!
** Also worth mentioning is her more recent origin issue – Action Comics #835 – regarded as the First NEW appearance (and origin) of Livewire
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