With the increase of comic book properties being adapted for tv and film, speculation comics, also known as spec books, have become a hot commodity. The goal is to find the right book that will increase in value due to the potential of a tv show or movie being made featuring that story or character. But with spec books reaching high prices, how can one collect these valuable comics on a budget?
Here are some affordable speculation comics ($100 and under) you can invest in right now! However, we always suggest you only collect speculation comics you like with the possibility these books don’t turn out to be valuable.
Be sure to check out our first list of speculation comics.
Sex Criminals #1 (2013)
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Chip Zdarsky
Current High Grade Raw Value: $22
Suzie’s a normal girl with an extraordinary ability: when she has sex, she stops time. One night she meets John… who has the same gift. And so they do what any other sex-having, time-stopping, couple would do: they rob banks. Written by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, Sex Criminals first released in September 2013 and lasted until October 2020 after 31 issues with the final issue aptly number 69 (after skipping 39 issues).
Sex Criminals has been optioned for a television series by Amazon.