Kcrizzy17 wrote:Hello, I am a relatively new collector with mostly Green Arrow. I recently decided to start picking up the New 52 stuff, I didn't when it first came out because I heard bad things about the series, I came across the #1 and basically what I wanted to know was why the price is 15-20 dollars anywhere I look, ebay or Mycomicshop.com, I've looked at the price for quite a few of the other new 52 #1's and they are still around cover price, aside from the big titles such as batman and JLA. Any help with be helpful thanks!
This is very odd.
It's hard to imagine why GA #1 would be worth much more than cover price. I've seen a few go a bit above cover price, like the first few Gail Simone Batgirls, or as you mention JLA or Batman. But Green Arrow? That series has never really been "hot" and certainly wasn't back at the time. I'd have thought most shops would have over-ordered the first couple of issues of it.
I guess whether you should pay that much or not depends on how much of a Green Arrow groupie you are. I'm a huge Supergirl groupie so I have been known to shell out completely absurd amounts of money (to me, anything over $7-8 is obscene for a single comic book issue) for her stuff. But I'm not sure I'd pay $15-20 even for a Supergirl issue unless it was a really rare Peter David (and I have all of those, fortunately), or else one of the issues from the 1972 series, which is at least old enough, and rare enough, and classic enough, to warrant such a price.
But New 52 comics for $20? No. Just no.