Weird Hollywood: This Week’s Catch Up

Two Comic Remakes were in the news this week, Men in Black and Watchmen.

BWJLVariantCvrsHBO confirmed this week that they were trying to develop a Watchmen television series and Zack Snyder has confirmed he’s in talks to work on the project. Its a weird announcement, Watchmen is the best selling Graphic Novel of all time – and even after a blockbuster film there is still a lot of story to tell. Watchmen #1 might see a small spike in value however the books to be looking for are the Before Watchmen comics – Especially the Comedian related books. Currently found in dollar bins at most Local Comic Book Stores – These books will probably start selling in the $5 range once more news comes out about the HBO series.

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This week the producers of the Men In Black films announced their plans of relaunching the franchise without Tommy Lee Jones (dead in the films) and without Will Smith – this of course comes out after the leaked Sony E-Mails suggesting a 21-Jump Street / Men in Black movie was in the works. A lot of people don’t realize that Men in Black was a comic book before it was a movie. Originally Published by Aircel Comics which was later bought out by Malibu Comics which was purchased by Marvel Comics in 1994, Men In Black #1 has been undervalued and looked over for the past few years. This book has a lot of room to grow – With very low print runs the Men in Black Comics the first Men In Black three issue series sells for $50 to $100 in varying conditions. These are books to be looking for and holding onto.

I was going to add Damage Control here but that became a news event in itself. Happy hunting and Happy Speculating

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