Are you serious? They're selling for that much?!
No, see, that was the key almost everyone else missed--not
the deathbags. There was immediately a glut of them for cover price or little more (or less sometimes) on the market and still is. And you know they still had copies of the deathbag in the shop on Wednesday--truly a sign of no scarcity there. BUT! I went out during the icestorms and bought up all the first print copies of issues #583-586 that I could find. And especially of issue #585 I found quite a few. The first time I bought a stack of #585s and listed them for $20 each they were almost literally sold by the time I'd made and eaten lunch that day. So I immediately bought all the rest and did the same. Issue #583 was selling for absurd prices, you don't even want to know, but they eventually stabilized around $30-35, but it being the first issue in the arc it was much harder to find more than a few copies of and I used most of them in runs of the full "Three" storyline with a deathbag--which sold for more than $75 per set. Even a run of 2nd or 3rd printings would get you $35-45 bucks and I put together a couple of those too when the 1st printing bonanza dried up. So I still have over half my actual deathbag issues which I am hanging onto until I can do a little better with them individually or, who knows, run across some more of the other issues in the run.
'Cause the Squid speculates.
Almost $400 was my net not my gross BTW.