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  • 1st appearance of X-O Armor (commando class sentient weaponry)
  • Issue includes coupons to be complete
  • 1st appearance of X-O Armor (commando class sentient weaponry)
  • Issue includes coupons to be complete
Low $15
Mid $50
High $145
  • 1st team appearance of the Renegades (Harbinger Resistance Group)
  • 1st appearance of Sting (Peter Stanchek)
  • 1st appearance of Zephyr (Faith Herbert)
  • 1st appearance of Torque, Flamingo and Kris
  • 1st team appearance of the Eggbreakers
  • Issue is incomplete if missing the Mail-Away Coupon (interior) for Harbinger #0 pink cover variant
  • 1st team appearance of the Renegades (Harbinger Resistance Group)
  • 1st appearance of Sting (Peter Stanchek)
  • 1st appearance of Zephyr (Faith Herbert)
  • 1st appearance of Torque, Flamingo and Kris
  • 1st team appearance of the Eggbreakers
  • Issue is incomplete if missing the Mail-Away Coupon (interior) for Harbinger #0 pink cover variant
Low $2
Mid $5
High $12
  • 1st appearance of Rock
  • 1st appearance of Swallow
  • 1st appearance of Sparrow
  • Warning: Check for Mail-Away Coupon (Interior)
  • 1st appearance of Rock
  • 1st appearance of Swallow
  • 1st appearance of Sparrow
  • Warning: Check for Mail-Away Coupon (Interior)
Low $4
Mid $12
High $40
  • 1st appearance of Ax
  • 1st appearance of Ax
Low $2
Mid $5
High $12
  • 4th issue of Harbinger
  • Warning: Check for Mail-Away Coupon (Interior)
  • 4th issue of Harbinger
  • Warning: Check for Mail-Away Coupon (Interior)
Low $2
Mid $5
High $12
  • 5th issue of Harbinger
  • Warning: Check for Mail-Away Coupon (Interior)
  • 5th issue of Harbinger
  • Warning: Check for Mail-Away Coupon (Interior)
Low $3
Mid $9
High $20
  • 1st full appearance and origin of Shadowman
  • 1st full appearance and origin of Shadowman
Low $2
Mid $5
High $12
  • Death of Torque
  • Death of Torque
Low $1
Mid $3
High $5
  • 1st appearance of Sosa the Soul Eater
  • 1st appearance of Sosa the Soul Eater
Low $1
Mid $2
High $7
  • Reimagined origin of Magnus the Robot Fighter
  • Reimagined origin of Magnus the Robot Fighter
Low $1
Mid $2
High $4
  • 1st team appearance of H.A.R.D Corps -Harbinger Active Resistance Division
  • Gunslinger (leader), Shakespeare, Maniac, Hammerhead (original members)
  • 1st team appearance of H.A.R.D Corps -Harbinger Active Resistance Division
  • Gunslinger (leader), Shakespeare, Maniac, Hammerhead (original members)
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High $15
  • 1st full appearance and origin of Bloodshot
  • 1st appearance and origin of the second Rai
  • Critical issue that connected stories within the Valiant Universe
  • 1st full appearance and origin of Bloodshot
  • 1st appearance and origin of the second Rai
  • Critical issue that connected stories within the Valiant Universe
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Mid $2
High $3
  • Cover homage of the Dark Knight Returns
  • 1st solo story featuring Zephyr (Faith Herbert)
  • Cover homage of the Dark Knight Returns
  • 1st solo story featuring Zephyr (Faith Herbert)
Low $1
Mid $2
High $3
  • 1st appearance and death of Joe Irons
  • Appears again in the rebooted Valiant Universe in Harbinger #1 (2012)
  • Blue edition with red title was originally available polybagged with Harbinger trade paperback
  • 1st appearance and death of Joe Irons
  • Appears again in the rebooted Valiant Universe in Harbinger #1 (2012)
  • Blue edition with red title was originally available polybagged with Harbinger trade paperback
Low $9
Mid $25
High $90
  • Variant pink cover available to fans who sent in coupons from Harbinger issues #1-#6
  • Origin of Sting, Peter Stanchek
  • Variant pink cover available to fans who sent in coupons from Harbinger issues #1-#6
  • Origin of Sting, Peter Stanchek
Low $10
Mid $30
High $100
  • Introduction of the Defiant Universe, created by Jim Shooter: Plasm, War Dancer, Charlemagne Prudence & Caution, The Good Guys and Glory
  • Acetate cover
  • Promotional giveaway presented at the 1993 Sixth Annual Capital City Sales conference
  • Limited to 1,000 copies, signed by Jim Shooter
  • Introduction of the Defiant Universe, created by Jim Shooter: Plasm, War Dancer, Charlemagne Prudence & Caution, The Good Guys and Glory
  • Acetate cover
  • Promotional giveaway presented at the 1993 Sixth Annual Capital City Sales conference
  • Limited to 1,000 copies, signed by Jim Shooter
Low $25
Mid $80
High $260
  • One-shot, 16-page issue from the short-lived publisher Defiant, led by Jim Shooter
  • Three copies of this issue exist, one with a gold foil stamp, another with a silver foil stamp and a valuable edition without a stamp (pictured)
  • One-shot, 16-page issue from the short-lived publisher Defiant, led by Jim Shooter
  • Three copies of this issue exist, one with a gold foil stamp, another with a silver foil stamp and a valuable edition without a stamp (pictured)
Low $20
Mid $80
High $200
  • Introduction to Jim Shooter's publishing company, Defiant
  • Scarce, standalone edition with one staple
  • Plasm #0 was largely distributed as an insert glued into the Previews catalog which is evident by the condition of the spine
  • There are an unknown but presumably scarce quantity of copies in circulation that were not distributed this way and can be identified by having one staple holding the pages together
  • It is thought that this particular version was given away by Shooter and others associated with Defiant
  • Introduction to Jim Shooter's publishing company, Defiant
  • Scarce, standalone edition with one staple
  • Plasm #0 was largely distributed as an insert glued into the Previews catalog which is evident by the condition of the spine
  • There are an unknown but presumably scarce quantity of copies in circulation that were not distributed this way and can be identified by having one staple holding the pages together
  • It is thought that this particular version was given away by Shooter and others associated with Defiant
Low $2
Mid $5
High $9
  • Premiere Issue
  • Premiere Issue
Low $1
Mid $2
High $4
  • A story that twists love and revenge into a crime noir tale about a serial killer who travels the Midwest as a travel blogger
  • A story that twists love and revenge into a crime noir tale about a serial killer who travels the Midwest as a travel blogger
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Mid $350
High $900
  • A book that is becoming THE new comic of 2020.
  • One of the big question marks around The Hero Trade has been the copies ordered by the 4 stores who were lucky enough to take a gamble and support the indie book before they knew what it really was.
  • Well those copies all arrived in stores this week and were quickly gobbled up.
  • One store I spoke to told me they emailed their customers offering the book at current market prices minus what they would have paid to eBay in fees and sold out of their allotment in just under 2 hours.
  • The other 3 stores are reporting that when they are letting copies out they are moving immediately regardless of price.
  • We're also hearing an interesting tidbit about one type of buyer. Many of the stores we spoke to report that their copy sold to or they have had unusually high interest for a copy from major industry figures ranging from heads of publishers to major creators to the highest levels of Diamond Comics Distributors. In other words, major insiders
  • It seems those in the know have a lot of faith in Bad Idea and/or The Hero Trade and/or know something about either that isn't public yet.
  • This week also saw the first graded copies appear for sale.
  • A CBCS 9.9 copy was first to market and sold in a buy-it-now of $1200 that lasted all of 20 mins.
  • We've managed to track down and confirm 3 CGC 9.8 sales averaging $1,500.
  • There is only one graded copy currently on eBay which is currently priced at $5,000.
  • Raw copies average $750 this week (up from $300 three weeks ago).
  • Add to that that there is still one as yet unknown 1st appearance hidden in this book to be discovered.
  • Last week, Bad Idea announced their slate of books and the excitement sent people running for copies of The Hero Trade.
  • The Bad Idea lineup looks exceptional with big name creators, incredible artwork and top notch story concepts (ENIAC is my favorite).
  • One of the announced books (Tankers) features heavily armed mech suit wearing soldiers sent back in time to fight dinosaurs while preventing the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs from impacting for a few million more years. All so that today's fossil fuel and oil reserves would be fuller. Eagle eye'd collectors noted that this concept was seen in a pin-up in The Hero Trade making that book also potentially the 1st app of Tankers.
  • Bad Idea co-founder, Dinesh Shamdasani, also let slip in an interview that there is still one more 1st appearance to be found in The Hero Trade.
  • This is all driving fans to pick up a copy before supply disappears.
  • Expect the goodwill to continue to put wind in the sails of The Hero Trade for some time as they market and release their books.
  • Every copy available for sale this week, including every buy-it-now, live stream and privately available copy found a home. No easy feat.
  • What we are likely seeing with such a volume of books changing hands in the last month (approx. 35% of the run on eBay alone) is that the majority of copies of this book have entered collections (and will probably stay there) or are being graded. Over the last month, I've had reports of stores turning off their phones to stop the continual requests for the book, fights breaking out in stores over a copy, lines outside of stores and even a store that had some many customers ask to buy their one copy they cut it up in front of them and laminated each page so everyone could at least read it.
  • This level of heat and discussion is literally unprecedented for the first comic from a new publisher with one exception.
  • That one exception is, of course, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 which was hugely popular from the start and many collectors are looking at this book as a potential new TMNT #1. Crazy.
  • Or is it? Bad Idea differs from other independent publishers in some important ways from Hollywood connections to publishing know how exemplified by this masterful use of a sneaker drop release for Hero Trade.
  • Okay, let's unpack some context. Bad Idea stormed onto the scene with a crazy plan to self distribute their comics, a vow to forgo variants, digital and even collections, and a program that used a series of rules that stores had to agree to in order to sell their comics.
  • This limited stores that could carry Bad Idea comics to just 100 to date though more are going to be added.
  • Taking their already insane plan even further they tweeted in response to fans asking when they would finally release a comic that a book called The Hero Trade #1 was magically already in stores.
  • They followed that up with a list of those stores and their phone numbers.
  • Turns out, several weeks prior, Bad Idea had sent one copy of the book with no indication it was from them or who the creators were to each of their stores (154 copies. One per location as some stores have multiple locations) with a letter asking them to sell it and instructions for ordering more.
  • Because running a comic shop is actually very hard and discourages risk taking, especially from a self-publisher, only 4 stores ordered more copies. We have learned that the number of ordered copies is approx. 50.
  • So why are people going gaga?
  • Bad Idea announced a killer line up including Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, David Lapham, Lewis LaRosa etc.
  • The team behind the scenes are responsible for some of the best independent comics in recent memory.
  • And the co-CEO is Dinesh Shamdasani, who, in addition to Bad Idea, just happens to also run his own film and tv production company.
  • He produced both the Bloodshot movie and the Witcher tv show. He's producing a Gideon Falls tv show, a Final Fantasy tv show and a movie about EC comics among others and is probably able to put a copy of Hero Trade into the hands of people like James Wan, Henry Cavil, Matthew Vaughn etc with a personal phone call.
  • Fans are speculating that he has big plans for Bad Idea comics.
  • We are following this story closely and will update as new information becomes available.
  • Written by Matt Kindt and illustrated by David Lapham.
  • Bad Idea will reprint this story in ENIAC #3.
  • 1st comic book published by Bad Idea (disguised as the 1st comic book by Buttoned Up Comics).
  • Estimated print is approx. 250 copies (though many were thrown out)
  •  1st appearance of Captain Fab. Also features the 1st appearance of Tankers in a pin-up.
  • A book that is becoming THE new comic of 2020.
  • One of the big question marks around The Hero Trade has been the copies ordered by the 4 stores who were lucky enough to take a gamble and support the indie book before they knew what it really was.
  • Well those copies all arrived in stores this week and were quickly gobbled up.
  • One store I spoke to told me they emailed their customers offering the book at current market prices minus what they would have paid to eBay in fees and sold out of their allotment in just under 2 hours.
  • The other 3 stores are reporting that when they are letting copies out they are moving immediately regardless of price.
  • We're also hearing an interesting tidbit about one type of buyer. Many of the stores we spoke to report that their copy sold to or they have had unusually high interest for a copy from major industry figures ranging from heads of publishers to major creators to the highest levels of Diamond Comics Distributors. In other words, major insiders
  • It seems those in the know have a lot of faith in Bad Idea and/or The Hero Trade and/or know something about either that isn't public yet.
  • This week also saw the first graded copies appear for sale.
  • A CBCS 9.9 copy was first to market and sold in a buy-it-now of $1200 that lasted all of 20 mins.
  • We've managed to track down and confirm 3 CGC 9.8 sales averaging $1,500.
  • There is only one graded copy currently on eBay which is currently priced at $5,000.
  • Raw copies average $750 this week (up from $300 three weeks ago).
  • Add to that that there is still one as yet unknown 1st appearance hidden in this book to be discovered.
  • Last week, Bad Idea announced their slate of books and the excitement sent people running for copies of The Hero Trade.
  • The Bad Idea lineup looks exceptional with big name creators, incredible artwork and top notch story concepts (ENIAC is my favorite).
  • One of the announced books (Tankers) features heavily armed mech suit wearing soldiers sent back in time to fight dinosaurs while preventing the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs from impacting for a few million more years. All so that today's fossil fuel and oil reserves would be fuller. Eagle eye'd collectors noted that this concept was seen in a pin-up in The Hero Trade making that book also potentially the 1st app of Tankers.
  • Bad Idea co-founder, Dinesh Shamdasani, also let slip in an interview that there is still one more 1st appearance to be found in The Hero Trade.
  • This is all driving fans to pick up a copy before supply disappears.
  • Expect the goodwill to continue to put wind in the sails of The Hero Trade for some time as they market and release their books.
  • Every copy available for sale this week, including every buy-it-now, live stream and privately available copy found a home. No easy feat.
  • What we are likely seeing with such a volume of books changing hands in the last month (approx. 35% of the run on eBay alone) is that the majority of copies of this book have entered collections (and will probably stay there) or are being graded. Over the last month, I've had reports of stores turning off their phones to stop the continual requests for the book, fights breaking out in stores over a copy, lines outside of stores and even a store that had some many customers ask to buy their one copy they cut it up in front of them and laminated each page so everyone could at least read it.
  • This level of heat and discussion is literally unprecedented for the first comic from a new publisher with one exception.
  • That one exception is, of course, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 which was hugely popular from the start and many collectors are looking at this book as a potential new TMNT #1. Crazy.
  • Or is it? Bad Idea differs from other independent publishers in some important ways from Hollywood connections to publishing know how exemplified by this masterful use of a sneaker drop release for Hero Trade.
  • Okay, let's unpack some context. Bad Idea stormed onto the scene with a crazy plan to self distribute their comics, a vow to forgo variants, digital and even collections, and a program that used a series of rules that stores had to agree to in order to sell their comics.
  • This limited stores that could carry Bad Idea comics to just 100 to date though more are going to be added.
  • Taking their already insane plan even further they tweeted in response to fans asking when they would finally release a comic that a book called The Hero Trade #1 was magically already in stores.
  • They followed that up with a list of those stores and their phone numbers.
  • Turns out, several weeks prior, Bad Idea had sent one copy of the book with no indication it was from them or who the creators were to each of their stores (154 copies. One per location as some stores have multiple locations) with a letter asking them to sell it and instructions for ordering more.
  • Because running a comic shop is actually very hard and discourages risk taking, especially from a self-publisher, only 4 stores ordered more copies. We have learned that the number of ordered copies is approx. 50.
  • So why are people going gaga?
  • Bad Idea announced a killer line up including Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, David Lapham, Lewis LaRosa etc.
  • The team behind the scenes are responsible for some of the best independent comics in recent memory.
  • And the co-CEO is Dinesh Shamdasani, who, in addition to Bad Idea, just happens to also run his own film and tv production company.
  • He produced both the Bloodshot movie and the Witcher tv show. He's producing a Gideon Falls tv show, a Final Fantasy tv show and a movie about EC comics among others and is probably able to put a copy of Hero Trade into the hands of people like James Wan, Henry Cavil, Matthew Vaughn etc with a personal phone call.
  • Fans are speculating that he has big plans for Bad Idea comics.
  • We are following this story closely and will update as new information becomes available.
  • Written by Matt Kindt and illustrated by David Lapham.
  • Bad Idea will reprint this story in ENIAC #3.
  • 1st comic book published by Bad Idea (disguised as the 1st comic book by Buttoned Up Comics).
  • Estimated print is approx. 250 copies (though many were thrown out)
  •  1st appearance of Captain Fab. Also features the 1st appearance of Tankers in a pin-up.
Low $90
Mid $300
High $900
  • First comic book published by Bad Idea (disguised as the 1st comic book by Buttoned Up Comics)
  • 1st appearance of Captain Fab
  • 1st appearance of Tankers in a pin-up
  • Multiple Easter Eggs in the book to be revealed in later published issues
  • Bad Idea partnered with 200 comic shops who were each anonymously mailed one copy of Hero Trade with no indication of who it was from
  • Many stores dismissed it entirely while four stores ordered additional copies
  • There are approximately 250 copies in circulation
  • Hero Trade has sold for an all-time high of $3,200 graded 9.8
  • Bad Idea's executive team is: Dinesh Shamdasani (producer of the Bloodshot movie), Warren Simons (former editor at Marvel), Josh Johns and Atom Freeman
  • First comic book published by Bad Idea (disguised as the 1st comic book by Buttoned Up Comics)
  • 1st appearance of Captain Fab
  • 1st appearance of Tankers in a pin-up
  • Multiple Easter Eggs in the book to be revealed in later published issues
  • Bad Idea partnered with 200 comic shops who were each anonymously mailed one copy of Hero Trade with no indication of who it was from
  • Many stores dismissed it entirely while four stores ordered additional copies
  • There are approximately 250 copies in circulation
  • Hero Trade has sold for an all-time high of $3,200 graded 9.8
  • Bad Idea's executive team is: Dinesh Shamdasani (producer of the Bloodshot movie), Warren Simons (former editor at Marvel), Josh Johns and Atom Freeman
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Mid $3
High $12
  • 16-page, black and white one-shot introducing hero, Hank Howard in a neo-noir adventure
  • Limited availability at participating comic shop
  • 16-page, black and white one-shot introducing hero, Hank Howard in a neo-noir adventure
  • Limited availability at participating comic shop
Low $2
Mid $8
High $20
  • This comic is actually two separate issues telling the same story but from different perspectives - Passive and the other, Aggressive
  • The story takes place in the same universe introduced in the Hero Trade
  • Both covers are identical including the back cover but the interiors are different
  • PASSIVE was distributed to the west part of the country and is two pages longer than Aggressive
  • Values listed are for the Passive edition which is said to be 3x rarer than Aggressive
  • Collectors can obtain the copy that was not delivered to their geographical location by redeeming their Final Five pre-order sticker to Bad Idea plus $7.99 for shipping
  • This comic is actually two separate issues telling the same story but from different perspectives - Passive and the other, Aggressive
  • The story takes place in the same universe introduced in the Hero Trade
  • Both covers are identical including the back cover but the interiors are different
  • PASSIVE was distributed to the west part of the country and is two pages longer than Aggressive
  • Values listed are for the Passive edition which is said to be 3x rarer than Aggressive
  • Collectors can obtain the copy that was not delivered to their geographical location by redeeming their Final Five pre-order sticker to Bad Idea plus $7.99 for shipping
Low $1
Mid $2
High $10
  • This comic is actually two separate issues telling the same story but from different perspectives - Passive and the other, Aggressive
  • The story takes place in the same universe introduced in the Hero Trade
  • Both covers are identical including the back cover but the interiors are different
  • AGGRESSIVE was distributed to the east part of the country and is two pages shorter than Passive
  • Values listed are for the Aggressive edition
  • Collectors can obtain the copy that was not delivered to their geographical location by redeeming their Final Five pre-order sticker to Bad Idea plus $7.99 for shipping
  • This comic is actually two separate issues telling the same story but from different perspectives - Passive and the other, Aggressive
  • The story takes place in the same universe introduced in the Hero Trade
  • Both covers are identical including the back cover but the interiors are different
  • AGGRESSIVE was distributed to the east part of the country and is two pages shorter than Passive
  • Values listed are for the Aggressive edition
  • Collectors can obtain the copy that was not delivered to their geographical location by redeeming their Final Five pre-order sticker to Bad Idea plus $7.99 for shipping
Low $80
Mid $200
High $850
  • Standalone reprint of a story originally printed as a backup feature in Eniac #1, limited to 154 copies
  • The first wave of 50 has been sent randomly to collectors who redeemed a ‘final five’ sticker that was obtained by pre-ordering Bad Idea’s final solicited titles
  • Each copy has a word balloon, printed by hand on page 7 that reads "DO NOT CGC ME!"
  • Interior features a mock advertisement for The Hero Trade, inspired by the TMNT #1 ad from Gobbledygook
  • The back cover has a logo for Buttoned Up Comics, scribbled out and replaced with "BAD IDEA". Buttoned Up Comics is the fake publisher used to disguise the true origin of The Hero Trade
  • Standalone reprint of a story originally printed as a backup feature in Eniac #1, limited to 154 copies
  • The first wave of 50 has been sent randomly to collectors who redeemed a ‘final five’ sticker that was obtained by pre-ordering Bad Idea’s final solicited titles
  • Each copy has a word balloon, printed by hand on page 7 that reads "DO NOT CGC ME!"
  • Interior features a mock advertisement for The Hero Trade, inspired by the TMNT #1 ad from Gobbledygook
  • The back cover has a logo for Buttoned Up Comics, scribbled out and replaced with "BAD IDEA". Buttoned Up Comics is the fake publisher used to disguise the true origin of The Hero Trade
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Magnus Robot Fighter #7 Valiant $1 $2 $7
Harbinger #1 Valiant $15 $50 $145
Harbinger #2 Valiant $2 $5 $12
Rai #1 Valiant $2 $5 $15
Harbinger #3 Valiant $4 $12 $40
Harbinger #4 Valiant $2 $5 $12
Harbinger #5 Valiant $2 $5 $12
Shadowman #1 Valiant $3 $9 $20
Harbinger #6 Valiant $2 $5 $12
Shadowman #3 Valiant $1 $3 $5
Harbinger #9 Valiant $1 $2 $7
Harbinger #10 Valiant $1 $2 $4
Rai #0 Valiant $1 $5 $15
Harbinger #13 Valiant $1 $2 $3
Harbinger #0 Valiant $1 $2 $3
Harbinger #0 Valiant $9 $25 $90
Birth of the Defiant Universe, The #1 Defiant $10 $30 $100
Splatterball #1 Defiant $25 $80 $260
Plasm #0 Defiant $20 $80 $200
Stray Bullets #1 El Capitan $2 $5 $9
Lodger #1 IDW $1 $2 $4
Hero Trade #1 Bad Idea $150 $350 $900
Hero Trade #1 Bad Idea $90 $300 $900
Hank Howard, Pizza Detective in Caligula’s Safe #1 Bad Idea $1 $3 $12
Passive/Aggressive (Passive) #1 Bad Idea $2 $8 $20
Passive/Aggressive (Aggressive) #1 Bad Idea $1 $2 $10
The Hero Trade: A Brief Case Bad Idea $80 $200 $850