Week in Review: February 17

This seems to be the week of second print variants. (and the Life of Pablo)

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The book to look for at your favourite local comic store tomorrow is the second printing of The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0. Right off the success of the 5 cover set image released last month, this new cover second printing is already becoming a very hot commodity, selling online for $30 to $45. This is a book to buy and quickly sell. The first prints sold very well the first two weeks of release, however, prices have significantly dropped, demonstrating the sale window of these Power Ranger Variants. Great flip potential.

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Another book that comes out this week to be looking for is the Imperium #11 CGC Variant cover. Fresh off the success of the Faith #1 CGC Variant cover, it’s currently selling for $15 to $20. This CGC Replica comic book cover, Imperium #11, has a much lower print run when compared to Faith. Currently selling for $4 on eBay, this book has great potential to be a $20 book next week.

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Spoilers: Deadpool / Walking Dead

Two books to talk about – Before we start this post is filled with Spoilers. So be warned.

81406332Walking Dead #83 – This book has shot up in price since sunday nights episode of walking dead. In the opening episode of the midseason premier, Carl was shot in the face mimicking this scene from the comic book.

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In Short, Carl was shot, but as the comic shows, he’ll be fine. This book has doubled in price last week selling for $15 to $20, today hitting $30 to $40 and on the rise. This is a book to be looking for! Another book that should hold speculation value is the awakening of Carl.

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Walking Dead #87 – Where Carl wakes up and asks Rick where his mother is, forgetting the previous five years of the zombie apocalypse. This book is currently a $10 book but has a lot of potential for growth depending on how AMC plots out this season.

The other big spoiler news from this week involves Cable and Deadpool #38 – This is the first appearance of Hydra Bob – a character who briefly appeared in the Deadpool film and who (in the comic book) will not die and appears in Deadpool’s more popular story lines (Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool MAX). This character’s appearance in the film demonstrated there was a long backstory between Deadpool and Bob, which helps highlight the potential of speculation on his first appearance. Last week this book was in the dollar bin. And in many unlooted comic book stores, they still are. Since the films release, this book has been selling for $15 to $30. For a character that appeared in the film for 30 seconds, it’s kind of crazy; but it demonstrates the comic juggernaut that is the Deadpool film.

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Another big jump was Cable and Deadpool #1, a book that was sold on average for $20 since my last post, has now sold between $40 to $100, with multiple sales at the $100 level. Another book still very undervalued is the first appearance of Weasel in Cable #3.

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Why is Cable #3 undervalued? Of all the characters appearing in the Deadpool film, this is the character with the biggest connection to Wade Wilson. He gave Wade his code name and is quickly becoming Deadpool’s side kick. This character has the potential to appear in future X-men films alongside with or without Deadpool. At $10, this book has a lot of room to grow.

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Week in Review: February 10

Very low turn out for new comics this week. There’s one you should pick up and the rest is old, catch-up news.

The book to look for this week is Action Lab’s new, ‘Edgar Allan Poe’ inspired book, “The House of Montresor #1“. This book is already selling for a few dollars above cover online. Based on Action Lab’s low presence in many comic book stores and the perception of a small print run – this could quickly become a $10 book by weeks end.

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This week also sees the release of the third issue of DC / IDW’s Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Hopefully, retailers ordered enough copies this time around as issue #2 has been a hot comodity since the week of release. It’s currently selling on average for $15. Easy money can be made on Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2, not to mention the 1:25 Variant cover is selling for upwards of $80 online!

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The final piece of news that came out this week was the pick up by Fox of the Boom Studios property, “The Empty Man“, for film adaptation. Many have jumped on these issues already online – taking most of the cover priced and reasonably priced copies on eBay. However, this book is still very attainable in the wild. There are two variant covers, a SDCC and a rarer 1:20 variant (currently on sale at MIDTOWN COMICS – one per customer at $17.50). These are the books that will benefit most from this adaptation news.

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BONUS PIECE: There is a rumoured second final cut scene in the Deadpool film that has been confirmed by the Director of the film – this final post credits scene will only be shown after the movie hits general public audiences. – This site came out today to confirm that a Deadpool sequel had been given the green light and “confirmed” the appearance of Cable in the second film – alleging the cut scene could possibly feature Cable. As a result, many websites are reporting the news of Cables appearance in Deadpool 2 film. Aside from New Mutants 87 (the first appearance of Cable), there’s another book to be thinking about that Marvel recently republished as a dollar issue. That’s the Cable and Deadpool #1 from 2004, the first on-going series featuring both characters outside of the X-force team-up. Currently at $20, this is a book worth holding on to.

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Week In Review February 3 2016

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A Big winner from last week was Faith #1‘s CGC variant cover. Faith #1 first print sold out and upon release Valiant sent out both first and second printings to retailers. A weird move. This book had four covers upon release plus the CGC mock up Variant cover. Since last week it has been trending upwards, hitting $15 just this week. This book doesn’t seem to be going down in price.

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This week sees the release of Spawn #260 – the second Spawn issue by Erik Larson and Todd Mcfarlane. Spawn #260 has a 50/50 Cover B Variant cover that is already selling for $10. Speculators should know Spawn Variants have a long shelf life. Spawn, born out of the Million comic print run in the 90’s, has a very large build in audience. While Spawn #259 also had a 50/50 Cover B Variant cover, it peaked at $15 upon week of release and is now back at selling just a few dollars above cover price. This demonstrates that while there is a window with these Spawn Sketch Variants, there is still a market for them.

 

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This weeks winner seems to be one of the Neal Adam Variant Covers, Batman’s Detective Comics #49. While this book has some sales at cover price a few hours before release – there are also sold listings ranging from $15 to $20. This book cover homages the classic Neal Adams cover from Batman #227 which is a Homage itself of the Bob Kane cover for Detective Comics #31. Of all the books released this week this one has the most potential.

Coming up: Last week I talked about Power-Rangers, well if all goes well on Saturday a Post will go live talking of the origins of some classic video-game cross-over comics. Including the first appearances of both Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog. – There is also a post I have been wanting to make about the Deadpool movie that I keep putting off – that will happen in the next seven days. 
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