Word?!?!: Death of Archie

Life With Archie #36 and its many covers are stabilizing on ebay around $7 – $10 each, with sets of all five covers selling for around $40.

Next week the magazine-size (or normal issue) of Life with Archie #36 comes out – featuring the second part of the Life With Archie Death story. Many stores do not order this magazine because of its odd size, but this book is already pre-selling for $40. This is the book to ask your local comic store about ahead of time!

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Two other books to look out for are Veronica #202 and Kevin Keller #1 (Veronica Comics #207).
Veronica #202 features the first appearance of Kevin Kellar – this book should see movement in the next few weeks.veronica202

another book to look for is Veronica Comics #207/Kevin Keller #1 – This book is the first time Kevin Keller is put as a #1 in name, and the story is an all Kevin Story.

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This Weeks Prospects: July 15 2014

So the Spread Convention teaser seems to be doing stupid things on the ebay after market at the moment. Selling for upwards of $300. Tread Carefully if investing in these books – it seems the majority of the print run is being sold by one seller – this book really has no moving room for the next three months, it can only go down.

The Talk of the town this week is Life with Archie #36 – sets of all five covers were selling for $40 five hours ago. Now? $75. This is this weeks winner but again, no one is going to care about this book in three weeks. Your best bet is to get all five covers – otherwise you’re wasting your time. Buy low sell high.

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UPDATE: It looks like one cover was very allocated and is the sure fire winner of all five covers. The Fiona Staples cover is the one to buy. Selling for $15+ on ebay day of release – if you’re only buying one, buy this one.

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Remember Injustice Gods Among Us #1 and missing the boat on it by not buying it when it came out? A new DC Video game is on the horizon and a tie-in comic book comes out this week that features a unique code in each issue with a special downloadable character or costume or something stupid. Infinite Crisis Fight for the Multiverse #1 should be in demand once the video game comes out – and the Dodson variant cover (already selling for around $50) – should also be a hit.

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A book I forgot to mention and seems to have passed by most people is Firestorm Volume 1 #3 The first appearance of Killer Frost a character that steadily appears against Firestorm in every incarnation of the character. Killer Frost has appeared on CW’s Arrow so one can assume that Killer Frost should show up at some point on the Flash TV-Show. (seeing as the Firestorm is penned as the Flash’s new Crime Fighting best friend or something stupid).

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- BTW SPOILERS – I watched the Flash Pilot episode (it’s streamable online) and it was terrible. 30 seconds before the Flash’s mom dies she tells him how he doesn’t need to go fast. Its painful.

- The Strain’s first episode was good. I couldn’t stop starring on the main characters hair. He was bald in House of Cards! Next week after the second episode of The Strain #2 is probably the best time to unload your strain comics.

 

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Word?! Hollywood

If the CW’s Arrow TV-Show is any indication of how characters appearing in tv can effect comic book values and prices – All news about the planned Flash television series.

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Today it was announced that Robbie Ameil has been cast as Firestorm. Firestorm’s first appearance was in the 1978 series Firestorm – making his debut in issue #1.

When you look at GPA you can see a $137 rise in average sales of CGC graded 9.8s in 2014 than in 2013, with the most recent CGC 9.8 being $455 (July 2014) – This book is on fire.

Firestorm, the Nuclear Man No. 1 (March 1978) - Find it, list it, sell it.

 

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This Weeks Prospects: July 9 2014

Spread #1 came out today and almost as expected sold out from Diamond distributors almost immediately. Right now the book is selling for $10 on ebay making it this weeks obvious winner for speculation. There are also a few variants, a Walking Dead 19 homage, Third-EYE Variant and a Phantom Variant (so far, might be more) – both of which are selling for $15 – $25 on the secondary market.

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The one book that you should be looking for is The Spread Convention teaser. 250 were made, 50 of which have a yellow insignia, while the other 200 are blue. This book hasn’t appeared on ebay since May – it was sold at conventions by the author. If you believe in Spread – this is the book to be chasing.

Another book that came out today that sold out at diamond and has been performing well on the secondary market is Sherwood, Texas #1 by 12 Gage Comics – its a reimagining of the Robin Hood character as a biker.
(which I imagine is like Pinocchio the Vampire Slayer Graphic Novel, which again is just me assuming based on the books title, is about Pinocchio killing vampires by going up to them and than saying things like “I hate my parents” having his nose grow and than head butting vampires in the chest only to say “I’m a good little boy” having his nose shrink back.)


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Sherwood, Texas #1 was first released as a FCBD special and has been selling online for $3 – 5. It doesn’t sound like much but this book is a dollar book and many stores didn’t order it because of its indie publisher. Based on the 300% mark up on day of release, both the FCBD edition and the #1 have potential.

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Word?!?! Enormous First Appearance

Enormous #1 came out this week (sorry for earlier error) – and is selling for $15 – $20 depending on the cover.

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Enormous was published as a one-shot by image, which was previewed in one book, making it the first appearance of the title – and as the newest trend right now is the first appearance of a book as a four page preview – this book is a no brainer. However, it has a very low print run as it was a none-selling title.

Mondo #3 – First appearance of Enormous

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(Yes Mondo #1 is the first appearance of Peter Panzerfaust – Yes its over-sized comic that your local comic book store couldn’t sell. Mondo.)

UPDATE: Diamond lists the Mondo #3 release date as coming after the Enormous oneshot. Which is weird. I would still expect to see movement on this book, but it probably isn’t a true first appearance, just a preview.
ALSO: Figment #2 has been selling for $10 – $15 online. Which is stupid for a number of reasons. It also has some peak sales of $25. Oh and there is a half dog half dragon on the cover. See,

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Movie Time: ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ – Run down

So a few hours ago three villains were “announced” as rumoured to be appearing in the New Batman Vs Superman Dawn of Justice film. There is no real red herring with any of them, they all are plausible candidates for this film, Victor Zsasz, David Cain and Morgan Edge. These names were also posted in the Toronto Star (an arguably legitimate source for news) but they were described as being rumoured, so take that as you will. Their first appearances all can be found for under $10 and are slowly rising. Find these three books before they show up on everyone else’s radars.

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- First appearance of Morgan Edge - Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #133, 1970
- First appearance of David Cain - Batman #567, 1999
- First appearance of Victor ZsaszBatman Shadow of the Bat #1, 1992 (Huge print run, so tread carefully)

 

BONUS: Also rumoured to appear in the film, with a first appearance book already steadily rising, Amanda Waller whose first appearance is DC’s Legend #1, 1986 (DC Legends #3, 1986 is First Suicide Squad so if you see these sold in a set, might be worth pick up!) 300px-Legends_1

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This Weeks Prospects: July 2014

There has been a lot of talk and a lot of completed listed of Brave and the Bold #200 this week. This book is the first appearance of Batman and the Outsiders and the first appearance of Katana who has just been announced to appear in the CW Arrow TV-Show. Overstreet guides this book around $10 / $15 – but it has a lot of room for growth.

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A book that came out last month is starting to see a lot of heat and speculation. 215 Ink’s Enormous #1 (by Tim Daniel) – this book has four regular covers, plus variants, and all of them are selling on the secondary market for $10 – $15+ each.
The last book to heat up by 215 ink was Watson and Holmes, and even though its now being optioned as a tv-series, the book took a huge nose dive in value based on delays in release and poor advertising in Diamond. The latter being why Enormous #1 had such a low print run.

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Long term the book to look for is the Treasury Edition Enormous #NN that came out in November of 2013. This treasury was hard to find when it came out, but can still be found at comic stores for cover price, or just cover cover price, and sells online for $50+. This is the book to look for if speculated and holding on in regards to this title.

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Justice League Dark Speculation Part 1:

Guillermo Del Toro is making a Justice League Dark based film so there are obvious DC 52 books that should jump up in price but in Part 1, I’m going to focus on silver age speculation. Two books that have low values in Overstreet and can still be found for under $30 in near mint condition.

The Demon #1 (1972) – First appearance of Etrigan (Jason Blood) – This book is also Jack Kirby Gold

Doorway to Nightmare #1 (1978) – First appearance of Madame Xanadu, speculated to be a big part in the film. Low Grade copies sit on ebay unsold for $5 to $10. This is a good book to pick up.

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Update: 

Batman Sword of Azrael #1 – Azrael has already appeared in the post New 52 DCU. This was pointed out to me by Mattchu- Comicbookscalpings DC52 expert. Expect to see movement in this book.

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