Hollywood Daze: The Blue Devil

Heres a book thats been on the rise over the last few weeks, Fury of the Firestorm #24 – first appearance of the Blue Devil.

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Completed sales this week have a great contrast with results from last week.

Screen shot 2015-01-30 at 6.29.01 PMThere has been a little discussion as to why this book is one to buy however, completed sales speak for themselves. Blue Devil appeared in an “easter egg” in the Arrow TV-Universe, showing up as a Movie Super-Hero kind of like Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Action Hero. Its speculated that the Blue Devil will eventually have a bigger role in the CW-TV Universe on either Flash or Arrow.

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If this ends up being true, Another book to look for is the Blue Devil #1 – the first book dedicated to the character.

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+Shout-out goes to Yanni Gogolak for talking about this which made me research and talk about it. 

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WORD?!? King Shark

I just want to give a shout out to Matt CZipf for asking me to find these books for him which made me write this article. YOU TOLD ME NOTHING MATT. 

Have you been reading The Flash Season Zero from DC? Flash Season Zero is a digital only comic book set in the Flash TV-show universe written by the TV-Show writers – you have to pay for digital issues – so one can assume that these will later be published in physical form – One can also assume that characters appearing in the book could appear in the TV-show.

Which brings up to King Shark – slated to appear in the upcoming Chapter 11 of the Flash Zero comic. 

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King Shark’s first appearance is Superboy #0 – if this is a sign of things to come, you shouldn’t sleep in it. (also Superboy #2 is the first appearance of Scavenger, who MIGHT appear in the Aquaman film)

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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.

UPDATE: Looks like Funko / Marvel / Whoever is in charge at Hot Topic, have changed there mind and now for whatever reason Hot Topic is selling there Star Wars variant. Prices are dropping fast- so sell em’ while you got em’ – but these books still have the potential of levelling out at the $30 sweet spot they were at before the recall. 

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IMAGE WATCH: Plutona #1 – 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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