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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Turn Down for What?!?! Hollywood Week Two (Continued)

So James Gun, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, recently confirmed that Star-Lord’s father in the Marvel Movie Universe will not line-up with the Marvel Comic universe. So Star Lord’s father will not be Jason of Sparta (also referred to as J’son of Sparta) and you shouldn’t be buying Marvel Preview (magazine) #11.  Put that in my swing and a miss section. 

There is a lot of rumours coming out in the last few days from the Hollywood / Entertainment scene talking about another Marvel Movie being green lit to move forward. The Inhumans. This isn’t really a surprise, as for the past few years Marvel and even Stan Lee have hinted that an Inhumans film was in the works, This is being branded as Marvel’s Phase Three. Vin Diesel (Groot) also hinted about being cast in the film on his facebook page earlier this week.

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The First appearance of The Inhumans, Fantastic Four #45 (Fantastic Four #46 is first Black Bolt and He’ll be in any Inhumans movie, so its also worth picking up) has been seeing a pretty heavy increase in the last few months, selling over guide, where Very Fine / NM- (9.0) is guided at $450 and NM- (9.2) is priced at $650, copies on ebay are selling for $2-300 more than that. Keep in mind thats without the CGC premium. CGC Graded this book sells for a lot more. (see GPA). 

undervalued-silver-age-comics-fantastic-four-45Another book effected by this current speculation is Marvel’s 1975 series, The Inhumans, with the #1 issue recently selling in VF / NM- for $80 on the secondary market.


There are not a lot of completed listing however there are a few active auctions with very high prices in comparison to the described condition. CGC Graded copies of The Inhumans #1 has also seen a very generous increase in the past few months.

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Jae Lee and Paul Jenkins recently did a very popular 12 part miniseries based on the Inhumans with the same team from 1975. It received great reviews and is definitely worth picking up if you can find the #1 issue for a few bucks. 


So in short, don’t buy Marvel preview #11, try to find reasonably priced FF 45, Inhumans Volume 1 #1 and Inhumans Volume 2 #1.

Swamp Thing 50 / Justice League Dark Del Toro Update with Flash 245 (Thanks Topher)

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Turn Down for What?!?! Hollywood Week Two

I liked when comic books went up in value based on quality, merit and relative scarcity, however, this week has been all about Hollywood and speculation based on Comic Book adaptations.

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Boom studio’s The Foundation is being developed by FOX into a movie. This is the second film in recent months to be optioned by FOX, the Malignant #1 being the first.  The Malignant #1 was a $20 book a few days after the movie announcement and The Foundation #1-5 has two sales online at $50. Well current interest in the Malignant has cooled off, The Foundation is very hot. If The Malignant is any indicator, The Foundation is not a good book to be holding on to. 


Another very unreported comic news story is Steve Niles announcing on his Tumblr blog that Breath of Bones is being adapted into a movie by Shrek director Andrew Adamson. Breath of Bones #1 is currently a $4 book. That should change in a day or two once the news catches on. 


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This book was posted on Bleeding Cool this week as the speculator pick of the week. In my experience Bleeding Cool isn’t that great for speculation picks, however, this book, which is ripe in many comic book store back issues – is now selling for $20. The book is being pegged as the first appearance of Hope Pym, Hank Pym’s (Ant-Man) daughter. However, there is still speculation of if Hope even appears in this issue or if this issue can really be considered an appearance over a cameo. 


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Word?! Hollywood

AUGUST 16 UPDATE: Director of GOTG James Gun has not said who Star-Lords Father is, however he confirmed he is not following the Marvel Universe comic history (in this instance). 

Caution: GOTG Spoilers Ahead

Who is Star lord’s father?

So the guardians of the Galaxy movie was a huge success. Old news. Anyone who has seen the movie knows they heavily hinted at a sequel and the films box office success means Disney has no choice but to expand this franchise.

Now Star lord is the main character in the film, and he gets his power from his father, an alien. This will be explored in future films, they’re going to explain how Star lord gets his powers and the family connection of why he was stolen from Earth by aliens.

So who is Star lord Father? Well, in Marvel Preview (magazine) #11, we meet Jason of Sparta (also referred to as J’son of Sparta) – this character is later revealed to be Star Lord’s father.



I imagine the first draft of this scene went like this.
“Hey, Dad”
“so this is what you do now? eat girls assholes while largely ignoring the poonanny?”

His first appearance is Marvel Preview #11 and he no doubt will show up in the Marvel film universe.


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TURN DOWN FOR WHAT: Spread / Black Atom

Wool #1 from Cryptozoic Publishing seems to just keep going up
Ridley Scott is apparently making the series into a movie. – Take that with a grain of salt, remember Pain Killer Jain was a tv-show (same creative team) and is a flop speculatively and When is Mind MGMT coming out?
Right now its hovering around being a $30 to $40 book. 

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Spread #1 second print Faux Action Figure Cover- There has been a lot of speculation around this book, however, confirmed sales today on the secondary market of $8 to $10+. This book is rumoured to have 5,000 print run, and print run numbers publicized for the first print was just under 25,000. – This is probably the book to look for tomorrow


Another book heating up, suffering from rumour and speculation is DC’s Shazam #28 from 1977. Duane Johnson – AKA The Rock, has hinted that he’s going to play Captain Marvel or Black Atom in an upcoming DC comics filmed. Warner Brothers hasn’t made a statement.

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The first appearance of Black Atom is in 1945’s The Marvel Family #1. However, the new speculation buzz is saying Shazam #28 is Black Atom’s first appearance out of the Golden Age. Pumping the book – in High grade to $140 and in the arena of Fine plus condition in the $40 range. This book still has some potential. 

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Wool #1 has a low print run and the current highest completed sale on ebay is 6.99, but there are a few auctions hovering around the $10 – $15 mark. Remember Creator Owned Heroes? Back to Brooklyn? This is a very hyped creative team that doesn’t perform well long term.
Buy it if you see it at cover otherwise avoid.

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DId you Know that Runaways #1 by Bryan K Vaughn is a $40 to $60 book?

Also, the first appearance of Howard the Duck (Adventures Into Fear 19) has peak sales of $250 on ebay. Up from $20 two weeks ago. Seriously, That, Howard the Duck #1, are the books to find.


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