Undervalued Spotlight: Daytripper #1

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Over the last few years there has been one Vertigo Comics book that has started to slowly rise in value. Out of the dollar bin and into the $10 in near mint condition section – Daytripper #1 is the basis of today’s undervalued spotlight.
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Daytripper was a ten part mini-series by Brazilian twin brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. Daytripper was published in 2010 and Wired magazine called the book “Gorgeous and Haunting” and described the story as “breathtaking”. Moon and Bá share both the writing and art duties on this book and the result is mesmerizing.

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Comichron states that on the week of release of Daytripper #1 – 12,010 copies shipped to retailers. While this shouldn’t be considered the print run – it does give a rough idea of the demand for the series upon release. This book went on to win several awards including an Eisner Award for the “Best Limited Series or Story Arc”, a Harvey Award for “Best Single Issue or Story” and an Eagle Award for “Favorite new Comic Book”.

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Daytripper tells the story of writer Bras de Oliva Domingos, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We follow Bra’s life and its many ups and downs. This book is surreal and has some great mystical elements within the story. While this book has slowing started to gain an appreciation on the secondary market, Daytripper #1 is a book to be looking for.
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2 comments

  • I remember the hype surrounding Daytripper upon its original release. I bought a few #1s and held them to this day. I thought the art was great and the story was well-written, but underwhelming. Vertigo in general released a lot of great titles. I miss the imprint. Of all the Vertigo books, I STILL maintain that 100 Bullets and Scalped were two phenomenal titles. 100 Bullets has all the elements of being an excellent TV series.

  • I have the entire mini series and I bought a trade as well so I could share it with friends. It’s a very different story then perhaps anything else that I have read in comicbooks. It seems to represent major life turning points in the life of a single individual. It’s not for the average super hero reader, but it most definitely deserves all of the critical acclaim that it has received.

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