Recalled Comics Watch: Star Wars #1 Hot Topic Variant UPDATE

I hope some of you read my last post and bought some of the Star Wars #1 Hot Topic Variant. Yesterday / this morning – the Hot Topic head office sent an email to all stores saying that because of the advertisement found on the back of the Star Wars variant all stores were told to pull the item off shelves, count how many copies sold and destroy all remaining copies. All stores were also told to remain very quite about why the book was being pulled and to tell customers replacements would be coming in within the next month.

$_57As a result – copies have been selling on ebay for upwards of $100+. Did you get a copy? Might be time to sell… but why wouldn’t Hot Topic want you to see this image?

_1421882063Have they been instructed by Marvel / Disney? This leaves for a lot of think about. We need to be asking ourselves, would Marvel recall a book based on a too-early advertisements appearing on one of there variants? Probably not, so maybe the “Savage Hulk” isn’t a Hot Topic Exclusive Figure or has more relevance to the Avengers film than initially thought? (See Savage Hulk / Grey Hulk Speculation here) 

If you were able to get a copy of this book you should send it in to grading and get that all so uncommon – recalled label.

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IMAGE WATCH: Plutona #1 : Who Is Emi Lenox?

Jeff Lemire is one of DC’s top five writers, and this year he has three creator owned titles coming out from Image. A.D. (After Death) – written by Scott Snyder and drawn my Lemire, Descender written by Lemire and drawn by Dustin Nguyen and Plutona written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Emi Lenox. It seems like 2015 is about passion projects for Lemire. And that is awesome. He’s very friendly with all of the people he has announced Image titles with, so it can be assumed that he has long standing plans for these titles.

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Emi Lenox is an upcoming indie artist. Her personal journal comics, started as a web-comic are collected and published by Image are critically acclaimed and she was recently announced to be taking over art duties on Nowhere Men. (if Nowhere Men ever starts to get published again.)

I think Pultona #1 is going to be big. But more so I think the collaboration between Lemire and Lenox is going to prove legendary. – Scalped #43 went up in value because it was the first time Southern Bastard #1 creators, Jason Aaron and Jason Latour had worked together. A similar situation could arise from the first Lemire / Lenox work. 

During Lemire’s Vertigo Series, Lemire was the primary artist, writing the entire story – however during the run he gave Matt Kindt art duties on five issues and did one collaboration issue with Nate Powel, Matt Kindt and Emi Lenox - Sweet Tooth #19.

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This is also the first published work by Emi Lenox not already released online. While more news about the Plutona series comes out and the book eventually drops, I would expect interest in this book to grow.

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I Hear the Secrets That You Keep / When You’re Walking in Your Sleep

Last week Bleedingcool broke the Sleepwalker story. At the end (the last page) of the most recent Fantastic Four Issue (#642) – this appears

Image-701-600x917This is the first issue of the “final” arc of the Fantastic Four, before Marvel stops publishing monthly on-going issues. This, and the bleedingcool article speculation, has resulted in The Sleepwalker #1 from 1991 to become a $15 book overnight. This book can be largely found in dollar bins and in your local comic book stores back issue bins. Its in no way a rare or hard to find issue, its just a series that no one has really cared about.

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This is a pump and dump situation as Marvel has not said anything about Sleepwalker’s future in the Marvel U. Also, considering Marvel has announced they plan to end the current universe and start over after / during / through the storytelling of secret war – the future of Sleepwalker looks very bleak.

Keeping that in mind, it might not be a bad idea to pick up Sleepwalker’s first appearance. Marvel Age #100, published one month before Sleepwalker #1, and featuring a 5-page preview of the issue.

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Hollywood Daze: Captain America Civil War

A few hours ago it was announced that Daniel Brühl had been cast to play Baron Zemo in the upcoming Captain America 3 Civil War film. Baron Zemo first appears in Captain America #168 – disguised as the Pheonix, Zemo attempts to annihilate Captain America.

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It isn’t until Baron Zemo’s second appearance, Captain America #275,  that he starts dressing in his full Nazi regalia, where he truly becomes what will be portrayed on screen. This is the book to look for. This book can still be found for under $3, and has a lot of potential. Baron Zemo isn’t mentioned by name in the issue, however, he is integral to the storyline that begins in Captain America #275, so its only time before this book starts picking up steam.

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So, In short, Two Books to look for, Captain America #168 and Captain America #275

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WORD?!?!?! Demon #1

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And with this Tweet, all reasonably priced first appearance of Jason Blood were sold off ebay. The First appearance of Jason Blood being The Demon #1 from 1972.

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In CGC 9.8, this book has been on the rise for the last few years, however, to known Jack Kirby or DC collectors, this is just another bland DC book, a creation from a time when Kirby was much in demand for DC creating character after character. Like Sandman, The Demon doesn’t get the kind of respect he deserves.

This book right now has no where to go but up, and is still very available in the off the internet comic book market. This book has the opportunity to go to the heights of Hawkman #4 and Swamp Thing #37 – don’t miss out!

Bird up +Trey Kenyon for writing about this influencing me to write about it.

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Word?!?! Wolverines #3

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This week Wolverines #3 came out introducing another female character into the Marvel Universe, Fantomelle. So far the first print of this book has sold out at the distributor, however, the book to look for is the Gerald Parel 1:25 Variant cover (picture above). Featuring X-23.

Screen shot 2015-01-24 at 11.28.58 PMThis book is on fire, averaging a $40 selling price online. This book is one to be holding on to, as the prices seem to just be going up.

With Marvel’s focus on female characters it is a good time to start focusing on first appearance female books this one should be obvious.

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First appearance of X-23 – Who? Wolverine’s Daughter – Why? Huge role in the development of the Wolverine character for 2015 Marvel.

NYX_Vol_1_3This book has always sold well in CGC 9.8 – however, raw near mint copies can still be bought up for around $100 – and sometimes you can find lower prices at comic conventions.
This is a book to be holding on to!

Coming Soon:
Another NEW Arrow Character to talk about?
Sleepwalker catch-up?

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GO GET IT: Hot Topic Star Wars #1

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I know I know, this is a difficult think to ask you to do. But go to your local American mall and find the Hot Topic. Ask them where there comics are (probably in the My Little Pony Section) – and buy the new Hot Topic Star Wars #1 Variant cover.
This book is selling for $25 – $35 – and is available for $7.99 (Buy one get one half off) at Hot Topic.

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NEW INFORMATION: All hot topic stores were told to hold the Star Wars Hot Topic Variants due to a Funko Pop advertisement that isn’t supposed to be seen by the general public yet. No word as of yet for when the books will be released – but it might be a good idea to get on the Call list at your local Hot Topic for when these books are released! –
THIS IS THE ADVERTISEMENT IN QUESTION, APPEARING ON THE BACK OF THE BOOK.
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