This article looks at the seven printings of Edge of Spiderverse #2 and their value.
The current value of a raw, first printing edition of Edge of Spiderverse #2 is around $300. A 9.8 condition of the same book is valued at $550. In addition, the variant for Edge of Spiderverse #2 is valued at $900 and $2400 for a raw and a 9.8 condition respectively.
As you can see, it is not cheap to afford a first edition of this book. This is perhaps why collectors seek out later printings. Some might even just want to own all different editions of the same book for their collection.
However, the comic book speculation sites are starting to pump these later printings as good specs or investments, leading them to jump significantly in price from what they are selling for.
In an article I will publish this week, I will evaluate the criteria which you should use to consider any second or later printing. Hopefully, this will help you sort out the winners from the losers.
In this article, I will focus on the later printings for Edge of Spidervese #2 as there isn’t a comprehensive guide on them.
Why focus on Edge of Spiderverse #2 instead of other modern books?
There are 2 reasons:
- Spider Gwen is probably one of the other popular modern Spider-Man characters, besides Miles Morales. Once Miles’ prices have peaked, the spec crowd might turn to Spider Gwen next.
- The second and third prints of Edge of Spiderverse #2 are starting to move, meaning the market is ready. I will show you, through the table below, why there are better opportunities than the 2nd and 3rd printings
Edge of Spiderverse #2 print run and values
Edge of Spiderverse #2 has a total of 7th printings. However for the 6th and 7th printings, Marvel called it Spider-Gwen #0. However, the covers are exactly the same as Edge of Spiderverse #2.
The following are their covers, starting from the 2nd print.
In the table below, we will look at all the later printings of EOS #2, their scarcity via their sales numbers and their current values.
|Issue||Published Date||Sales Number||Current Prices*|
|Edge of Spiderverse #1, 1st printing||September 2014||54,400||$300|
|Edge of Spiderverse #1, 2nd printing||September 2014||No Info||$100|
|Edge of Spiderverse #1, 3rd printing||November 2014||9,570||$50|
|Edge of Spiderverse #1, 4th printing||February 2015||7,705||$25|
|Edge of Spiderverse #1, 5th printing||March 2015||14,789||$12|
|Spider Gwen #0 1st printing, (EOS #2, 6th printing)||November 2015||30,062||$10|
|Spider Gwen #0 2nd printing, (EOS #2, 7th printing)||January 2016||4,816||$10|
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From the table, the printing will the lowest print seems to be the 7th printing, with a sales number of 4,816. However, the 2nd print’s number is unknown so I am not sure if it has an even lower sales number. Based on Ebay listings, that number can potentially be low.
Currently, I am not sure what is the logic for the prices. It certainly isn’t by scarcity as the lowest supply printings do not have the highest prices.
One reason might be due to information asymmetry. Many might not even know there is a 7th printing of Edge of Spiderverse #2. As information spreads, we might see some price correction.
Best printings to speculate?
The rise of the 2nd and later printings on such speed is new. As such, it is hard to tell if it is a fad or will become a new collecting norm.
My advice is to avoid those that have already went up in prices. If this turns out to be a fad, the chances of you losing money is pretty high.
If you want to speculate, go for the cheapest and the lowest print run edition. With a edition that has low enough print run, it will not take much for prices to move. The low prices also means your losses are cap to a minimum if the spec does not pan out.
The only wild card is the third printing because it spots a different cover. I am not sure if that will make it stand out and become more desirable than others. However, from a personal artistic point of view, I think all design covers are meh.
This article is meant to give you the best possible information all on the later printings of Edge of Spiderverse #2. However, whether they are good specs depend on your time horizon and interest.
Personally, I treat these with a very light touch. If they do not cost a lot, I see them as adding some collecting favor. I will not want to spend a lot of money on these, at least not in the near term since the trend is fairly young.