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  1. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    From time to time ? Yes. To this extent? No. True. These prices certainly allow for a greater deal of manipulation.
  2. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Exactly. And its not like we don't see it time and again on hot books.
  3. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    This is not a trivial issue. Fake auctions create permanent fake data points that future buyers rely on to assess value and what to pay. Then those real buyers, acting in good faith, attempt to pay what they believe to be FMV for a book, thus creating a real data point. Don't ascribe any meaning to my post that I didn't write. Nowhere do I suggest it's a trivial issue. Hot books always attract the auction manipulators. It's easier for them to hide out of range prices achieved because the rate of change of prices paid allows for what look like frequent new highs. These are definitely buyer beware situations.
  4. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    I agree with you. There's a large amount of true demand for this book, and there are the usual manipulators attracted to these hot books, that milk all they can from auction manipulation.
  5. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Short run, you're right. The ADHD modern market will move on to the next big thing. Long run... you might also be right. Depends on whether the concepts and character introduced becomes an integral part of future stories or not.
  6. Yeah, I've got an issue with this as well. People love these characters and stories. However, if they tried a comic of the same title, they'd likely find a character that doesn't resemble what they expect at all, and they'd be confused as hell in the middle of a multi issue arc or crossover. The other problem is this: the newsstand venue for sales has pretty much disappeared. For the product to sell, it actually has to be seen.
  7. I admit it. I'm to blame. I don't buy things I don't want.
  8. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    In Larry's defense, most of his picks were made from his perspective. Ratchet and Clank wasn't meant to be bought and subbed. It was a store owner's pick of a book he could buy at a 50% Diamond discount, and sell to a clientele in store for a long time after.
  9. Bedlam

    Agree. How did this turd float back to the top of the modern threads bowl?
  10. Likewise. I agree with your overall view about the rise of cover art interest correlating with slabbing. I think SOME of these books will be long term winners. People will need to pick carefully, though. There's only so much room for high dollar key books.
  11. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Thank you! With all the bluster that goes on in this thread from time to time, it's nice to see hard information like this.
  12. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    This post gets two thumbs up. I remember Wizard, long ago, having a 'best 100 covers' article. I took note of, and looked looked for a few of them.
  13. ASM has lost it's way

    Yup. I don't think it's Slott; I think it's Marvel, and the experimental attitude they've taken to their legacy characters. People are dying for a return to a focus on story.
  14. Yes. Larsen is on record as saying he hated the character, so he distorted the look as much as he could, a progression you can see from through ASMs 332,333,344-347. The original McFarlane look is my favourite.