Dark Knight Returns #4 $1200 Book?!?
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NoMan   
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I've always just missed big stuff: could've seen bands like Nirvana and The Replacements with just a couple of people in the audience before they broke big. But I just missed it. For a variety of reasons. 

But not comics in the early to mid 80s. I was there as daredevil, watchmen and swamp thing, batsman year one, and dark knight came out month after month. 

It was awsome.

But back from my reverie and to your question Have no idea what dkr #4 9.8 is worth. 

I paid about 525$ for #1 in 9.6 SS with Miller and Janson. (Bought from a boardie?) Forgot what I paid for blue label #1 9.8.  Both first printings. Both bought about a year ago. And I have many, many copies of the 1-4 run raw. It's hard to see them and not want to buy them and give them a home. 

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ygogolak   
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Seems odd when you can get a blue label 9.8 for $125. Miller and Jansen have been at a lot of the big conventions the past couple of years.

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3 and 4 were always, ALWAYS easy books to find (1 and 2 were "wall books", I think around $40 and $25, respectively, when I started collecting in the late 80's). Especially #4 -- they were in back issue bins everywhere for cover price for years. It's been baffling to me that there's any demand for these, but the last few years have sparked interest with the "final" BvS fight, re-intro of Carrie Kelly, death of Joker, etc. going on in those two books.

Anyway, I know because of the scary rumors of Frank's declining health over the last few years, there were pretty much no new opportunities for SS copies and even now that he's doing a handful of signings, I think there's probably still a heightened sensitivity on the part of collectors as to how finite the possibility of getting an authenticated/slabbed Miller sig is.

I'd rather have a DD 181, though.

 

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On 11/11/2017 at 11:24 AM, Wolverinex said:

Strange.   I always loved DK 4 cover though.  It's the best one. 

Not 1200.00 best. (shrug)

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On 11/10/2017 at 12:54 PM, Martin Sinescu said:

3 and 4 were always, ALWAYS easy books to find (1 and 2 were "wall books", I think around $40 and $25, respectively, when I started collecting in the late 80's). Especially #4 -- they were in back issue bins everywhere for cover price for years. It's been baffling to me that there's any demand for these, but the last few years have sparked interest with the "final" BvS fight, re-intro of Carrie Kelly, death of Joker, etc. going on in those two books.

Anyway, I know because of the scary rumors of Frank's declining health over the last few years, there were pretty much no new opportunities for SS copies and even now that he's doing a handful of signings, I think there's probably still a heightened sensitivity on the part of collectors as to how finite the possibility of getting an authenticated/slabbed Miller sig is.

I'd rather have a DD 181, though.

 

Shoulda bought a few dozen of 'em :grin:

 

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story cover & art by...   
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5 hours ago, oakman29 said:

Not 1200.00 best. (shrug)

Maybe there are time travelers from the future... I remember a few tv shows like so... the sellers also time travelers knowing the potential value and buyers knowing even at $1200 it's a steal...

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5 hours ago, story cover & art by... said:

Maybe there are time travelers from the future... I remember a few tv shows like so... the sellers also time travelers knowing the potential value and buyers knowing even at $1200 it's a steal...

 

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Price cannot sustain at that level.  It is residual movie hype.

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Carl Elvis   
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That price is insane, they are basically paying $1,000 for signatures. Go to a con lol.

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24 minutes ago, Carl Elvis said:

That price is insane, they are basically paying $1,000 for signatures. Go to a con lol.

Exactly.  Based upon cost to create, you could get 3 of them done for the cost of the one SS book.  There is something to be said for the value of not having to wait, no risk of grade drop etc., but that is one of the widest spreads I have seen in 10 years of doing SS.

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