Turn Down for What?!?! Hollywood Week Three (part two)

More news. Newsrama and Dateline are reporting that FOX has now optioned Lucifer and have ordered a Pilot to be made. Yes, Lucifer from Sandman.

What should you buy what shouldn’t you buy?

The first appearance of Lucifer is Sandman #4, however, the DC wiki page indicates that the character first appeared in a dream in a long forgotten issue of Jimmy Olsen. Forget that. The speculation drive for this series will be based around three books. (Ignoring the Sandman film that is apparently being in the works that has and is still driving up the prices of Sandman #1 and #8 respectively)


Sandman #4 – The first appearance of Lucifer in the Neil Gaiman universe. Since the news has been announced most copies of this book on ebay have dried up.

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Lucifer #1 – The Mike Carey series, easily found in back issue long boxes, this book is spiking upwards with auctions floating over $15+
This book can easily be comparable to Hellblazer #1, whereas the issue has no real signficance to the character other than it being the first #1 issue – prices of Hellblazer #1 are so healthy that it would be dumb not to look for this book.


Lucifer #1 first appears in a preview flip book - Lucifer #1 / Swamp Thing #1 Volume 2 VERTIGO Flip book, this book will probably be ignored until the Lucifer #1 and Sandman #4 copies dry up in the wild. So give it a week – this book is sold by Mile High Comics for $2, and is the preview and first appearance of Lucifer #1 – This is like Swamp Thing #67 – which sold for high numbers when Hellblazer was first announced but recent prices have fallen out. So this is a potential buy and dump situation.

 Also, whats going on with this new Image Oddly Normal on-going Series and will it have any effect on the 2005 mini-series from VIPER Comics (Later successfully kickstarted and reprinted in TPB)?

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Turn Down for What?!?! Hollywood Week Three

I’m not sure what Boom Studios and 20th Century FOX is but today marks the third title to be optioned for a partnered multimedia project. First Malignant Man, Than the Foundation, now Unthinkable. Will these projects ever actually be seen in other formats?
Well Malignant Man‘s creator, James Wan plans on directing the film, with his previously directing the Conjuring and Fast and the Furious 7. In Short, Malignant Man has been in the works for a while but these other titles could just be FOX testing the waters.
Now unlike The Foundation, Unthinkable has been optioned for a tv-show and FOX has announced that is has sunk a lot of money into the project already, one day into the announcement.

Unthinkable #1 BOOM – Cover A or Cover B

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This book was a $3 last week, now its entering the $20+ arena. Find it, buy it, hold on to it until more information comes out about the tv series.

Another book that has been heating up considerably in the past week or two is Bobs Burgers #1. Even with multiple covers, this book seems to be selling towards the $10 mark for regular covers – more for variants.

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Here you can find a special sketch cover for Bobs Burgers #1 for $10 plus shipping (I bought four copies) - other sketch covers of issue #1 have been selling for $40+ so as long as the series doesn’t die out before you get your copies, this book is a no brainer.

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Week of September 9: David Peterson and Grant Morrison

Been getting some slack lately for not updating more often so this should be your dream post.


September 10 sees the release of Grant Morrison and Legendary Pictures new series, Annihilation #1. This is the first, of a proposed four, series from Legendary Pictures. Yes, Legendary Pictures the film company known for Godzilla, Jonah Hex and 300 to name a few. This is a mini-series but it has great pump and dump potential, with completed sales on ebay reaching $10+, days before the books release, AND its sold out at diamond. If you see this book, buy it! 
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Another book that comes out tomorrow (September 10) that seems to be sparking up a lot of interest on the secondary market is Boom’s Wild End #1. This book features a 1:10 David Peterson variant. This book has been getting stellar reviews, and is the one of the first series by Dan Abnett since coming out in public of breaking up with writing partner Andy Lanning. If you see the variant cover, grab it! This book has potential and a David Peterson (Mouse Guard) variant just adds icing to the cake.  


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Turn Down for What?!?! Face Value Comics

I’m not sure whats going on with this book. I don’t like the art and I am not the biggest fan of gimmick comics if they’re not funny. So Face Value Comics wasn’t really only radar. This book has been selling for $30 to $50 plus and was released last week. This is largely a result of a low print run, over speculation, and tv-news segments spotlighting the series for its subject matter.
This book has quick flip potential all over it.
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Odds and Ends

There is a lot of speculation surrounding Mockingbird, because she’s an agent of shield and its TV speculation. Marvel Team up #95 was the go to book for the last few weeks in this arena however, Astonishing Tales #6, the first appearance of Barbara Morse, the character who later becomes Mockingbird is also creeping up in value. Hitting $20+ on ebay.


A dollar bin find that should be a good pick down the road, Machine Man 19 (1981) – first appearance of Jack-O-Lantern the Spider-Man villain who later becomes Hobgoblin.


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Week of September 2: Wayward


Now that Disney has been ramping up for the new Big Hero 6 movie, the individual issues have seen a generous increase in value. Big Hero 6 #1, both the first print and the reprinted issue five years later are selling for stupid money right now. Time to find the BH6 issue’s you’ve been hiding away. 

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Another book doing quite well on the secondary market is 2001 A Space Odyssey #8 – the first appearance of Machine Man. Sold prices on this book are all over the place, but there is a very obvious upward trend as this character is getting attention for some reason. 


Another dumb book that is heating up but for an actual reason is The New Teen Titans #16 – like other New Teen Titans issues, this book features a “16 page preview comic” – this one features the first appearance of Captain Carrot. – Since Captain Carrot is one of the main characters in Grant Morrison’s Multiverse series – this book is selling for upwards of $40 – $50. 


Add Wolverine 10 and 11 to the list of comics heating up. These are the death of Wolverine prelude issues, and are selling for $10 each on the secondary market. I wouldn’t expect this to last.

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With recent books, Wayward #1 seems to be a winner, the only draw back is the 10 variant covers. Sets on ebay of all the covers are selling for over $100 while The Phantom black and white variant cover (limited to 500) is selling for $40 – $60 by itself. 

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One cover that hasn’t received any attention but is impossible to find is The Wayward Japanese edition, printed 30 days prior to the Image #1 being released, the Japanese edition features black and white pencils with full script in Japanese in manga size. This book was limited to 300 copies and only 50 copies were released in North America. I know of three sales of this book, $50, $100 and $100. This is the clear winner, but the Phantom B+W is also up there.

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Turn Down for What?!? Adam Warlock

This is old news, but I haven’t talked about. 
James Gunn (director of Guardians of the Galaxy) confirmed that Adam Warlock appeared in his Caccoon form in GOTG – within the possession of the Collector (thats also where Howard the Duck shows up BTW)  

This has had a pretty positive effect on Adam Warlock back-issues with the front gate winner being Marvel Premiere #1, First appearance as Adam Warlock*. Which in the past month has had sales online ranging anywhere from $3 to $75 in very fine to near mint condition, this book is currently very below the radar. 

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*Before He was Adam Warlock, He was HIM. Which means two other books which should expect some bumps in interest are Fantastic Four #66 and Fantastic Four #67. – Full disclosure, the HIM story line begins in Fantastic Four #65, however, HIM / Adam Warlock does not appear until Fantastic Four #67.  So if you have to pick one over the other…

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These two books have seen substantial growth in the past six to twelve months. 


Another Fantastic Four Book to look for is Fantastic Four #36. As previously mentioned, Marvel is in the works of making an Inhumans film, and a female protagonist used in many Marvel Inhumans comics is Medusa, A Character that first appears in Fantastic Four #36 and later joins the inhumans (well, she’s actually described in the Marvel U as belonging to the Inhumans). This book is also the first appearance of the Frightful Four, so its already not cheap, but if Marvel Movie past history has taught us anything, this book has flip-able written all over it. 


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The Fade Out #1 came out this week – First print sold out day of release, large magazine format first prints sold out a week prior to release – sets of both combined selling for $20+, or $13 for the magazine. Easy Cash.

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The Death of Wolverine apparently has apparently started a collectors craze. I didn’t realize until now. Wolverine (2014) #8 and #9 the first parts of the Death of Wolverine story line are selling for $20+ as sets and $10+ each respectively. I didn’t believe it first either, buts its true. See if you can find some copies for a quick turn and burn. 


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