This week Josh Boon, director of the X-Men spinoff film, The New Mutants, started the speculation train on his film the New Mutants through his social media account – releasing what is assumed to be the film’s New Mutant Team line up.
Its features Mirage, Magik, Wolfsbane, Sunspot, and Cannonball. All of these characters first appear in the Marvel Graphic Novel, The New Mutants (first discussed here) – except for Magik. Magik’s first appearance has started skyrocketing since this news broke, however, it can still be found in the wild for relatively reasonable prices. Magik or Illyana Rasputin first appears in Giant-Size X-Men #1 and doesn’t become Magik until 1984’s The New Mutants #14. This book has been selling for $10 to $25 online.
Another book that has been heating up due to the New Mutants news is the first appearance of Warlock – another character confirmed to appear in the New Mutants film by director Josh Boon’s social media account.Warlock first appears in New Mutants #18 and like the first appearance of Magik these copies are selling high online. This book can still be found for reasonable prices in the wild.
Also this week, news broke that Grant Morrison’s Klaus was being turned into a feature length film – so dig those issue #1’s out because the books you couldn’t sell last week at cover are now flying off ebay. This book was hot upon release and has cooled down quite a bit – however this book seems to be trending upwards again.