Diehard Preacher fans are very excited about the pilot release party at SXSW on March 12th, 2016. If you want to go┬ámake your way to Vimeo Theater in Austin, Texas at SXSW at 1:00 pm to catch the entire first episode. We have already seen bits and pieces of the pilot leaked online through Seth Rogan’s Twitter and Instagram but no one that is willing to come forward has seen the entire pilot. Below is the most recent trailer that was released during the first episode of this season’s The Walking Dead:

Now that we know that the world will get a better understanding of the Preacher AMC TV series around 2:15 pm on March 12th it will be interesting to see what happens to the price of the comic books. The price of Preacher #1 has already skyrocketed in value with the speculators gobbling up as many copies as they can get their hands on.

In February and March 2016 Preacher #1 CGC 9.6 copies are going for around $400 and the CGC 9.8 copies are over $800. In fact, it is difficult to find any high grade copies at a reasonable price. If you don’t spend the $400 or $800 right now, you might be able to get your hands on a copy at this price ever again.

That is all speculation though. If the pilot flops at SXSW and everyone walks out of Vimeo Theater disappointed the prices of the #1 issues are going to come back to reality. That said, there is a strong fan base of Preacher readers that will keep the price of #1 issues over $200. Even before there were leaks that this was going to become a TV show the interest in the series kept prices in the $200 to $250 range for #1 copies.

Something else that will be interesting after the pilot is released to the public is the value of 1st appearance of characters that are going to show up in the TV series. If specific characters are previewed in the pilot you can be rest assured speculators will be all over eBay and the Internet looking for the individual copies of specific comic books. Those that are willing to speculate early can get most back issues of Preacher for under $20. Prices for specific characters might triple in value after the SXSW showing of the Preacher pilot.

So, we are asking you, do you think the value of Preacher #1 is going to go up after the pilot is released at SXSW. If so, how much will it go up? Will CGC 9.8 copies go for $1500? Will CGC 9.6 copies approach $1000? Comment below and let us know what you think.