Week in Review: October 27

This week sees the release of the mini-Free Comic Book day Comic Book Store holiday known as Halloween fest. Halloween Fest is another comic book store event, like free comic book day, one day a year where retailers give out special Halloweenfest edition comic books.

Among this years books is the second appearances of Dollface, Zombie Tramp Vs The Doll-Faced Witch Hunter #1– Dollface is the new Action lab comic series from the creator of Zombie Tramp, Dan Mendoza. Like Zombie Tramp, Dollface was a book that was successfully crowd-funded through Kickstarter. The first appearance of Dollface appeared in a Dollface #1 issue that was given out at the Baltimore Retailer Summit from Action Lab Comics (released September 3, 2016) – The first appearance is being published in December through Mendonza for Kickstarter funders while Action Lab is releasing Dollface #1 to comic book stores for January. So the halloween comicfest edition will be the first time comic book stores see a Dollface comic.

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Why is this important? Zombie tramp has built up a cult following where the first print, first appearance of the character in near mint condition sells for north of $1000 and the Action Lab #1 sells for $10 to $20. Dollface coming from the same creator and same crowd funded based origin means this book could already have a following.
Also worth highlighting is that this Halloween comicfest comic is already selling for $8 to $12 online. Not bad for something you can pick up for free at your LCS on October 29.

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Another book that has started to see some heat is the Eclipse series by Timothy Truman, Scout. Scout #1 has flown off ebay at reasonable prices – the cheapest available copy on ebay is $20. Scout has been optioned by Studio 8 who wants to turn the comic series into a live action film. This is great news considering this book is more often then not found for $1 at comic book shows and comic book stores with bargain sections!

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The following is pretty much an advertisement that has very little if nothing at all to do with comic book speculation.

Through my new variant retailer, HipHopf Comics, I have partnered with the Google+ Group CBSI to launch a new Animosity variant cover for the third issue of the series.

 

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This cover, by Mike Rooth, is a Harambe Benefit cover. Haramabe was a silver-back gorilla that died in May of this year and caused an uproar online. All proceeds from this cover are going to benefit both the Ontario Humane Society and the Virunga National Park. The Virunga National park is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is where 1/4 of the 880 worldwide Mountain gorilla population live.

 

We are doing a print-run of 50 black and white copies and 200 colour copies and selling 40 sets of both comics starting on Friday October 14 at 12:00 PM exclusively on HIPHOPF.com Sets will be $55 each plus shipping.

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NYCC WRAP UP PART 1

Now that New York Comic Con is in full swing a lot of comic announcements have been made that are ripe for speculation, here are a few that caught my eye.

First day of the Convention we heard that Dark Horse Comics Freaks of the Heartland was in production with MTV for a television series we also heard that Polarity from Boom was optioned for development but the big announcements started coming in the second day of the convention.

A Howard the Duck Deadpool series as rumored by Bleedingcool a few weeks ago was officially announced at Marvel’s retailer breakfast (shout out to CHU and Mel V). Coming in January Marvel plans to start publishing the five part mini-series, Deadpool the Duck.  The deadpool market is very saturated, whats next Deadpool the cosplay cat?
This is only worth mentioning because the first appearance of Deadpool as Howard the Duck – Deadpool Kills Deadpool #3 –  has started trending online – selling from $10 to $25 on ebay. This book will probably fall ball to earth around the $5 to $10 range but right now is a good time to be going to your LCS and looking for this book.

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Day three of the convention (Saturday) came a few bigger announcements starting with Scout Comics unveiling its line-up of new books for 2017. Based on the success of previous Scout Comics properties this is one to being paying attention to. Scout Comics has published three crowd funded comics with very successful outcomes, Henchgirl, Once Our land and Girrion. Of the four new titles announced by Scout Comics one was previously crowdfunded through Patreon and first printings are still available. This title is Little Guardians. If Scout Comics track record is any indication of future speculation this is a book to be picking up now! Found here.

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Something to look forward to is my NYCC Wrapup Part 2 including the Iron Fist speculation Netflix speculation!

ALSO Make sure to check out Sad Lemon Comics! Run by Simon Payne the UK’s Speculation equivalent to Christ.

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Week in Review: October 4

This week sees the release of the new Black Mask series, Black, and the debut issue has sold out at the distributor and is going for a second printing before even going on sale. This book seems to be selling well at cover and is trending upwards but hasn’t sold for more then a dollar above cover.

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This week’s book seems to be Girrion #1 from Scout Comics. I have spoken about this book before here. Girrion was a successfully funded Kickstarter that was picked up by Scout Comics (announced at SDCC). The kickstarter edition (still available for $5 on the official website) has already sold for $50! Where the Scout series has started selling for $15 with some sales hitting $20!  This book has a few retailer variants, however, if the first print is any indication of future prospects – this is a book to be looking for.

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Another book that has started seeing an increased interest is Daredevil #58 (Volume 2). One thing that you might have noticed in the new Netflix Luke Cage series is that one character is referred to as “The Night Nurse” which makes it seems that Claire Temple is the Marvel Cinematic Night Nurse. It appears that the modern night nurse, the night nurse that aids Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist – first appeared in Daredevil #58 (volume 2). This book was off the radar last year but has since started selling for $10 to $20 – this is a great book to be looking for at your LCS.

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