SDCC RUN DOWN

There has not been a lot of speculation related news coming out of SDCC this year. However, here are a few things that were announced.

– Syfy’s Krypton TV series will feature Brainiac, Adam Strange, Hawkwoman, Doomsday and a few other unnamed DC characters.
– Archie comics is casting bisexual character Toni Tapaz. First appearance Jughead Double Digest #176, 2012.
– Grant Morrison and Darrick Robertson’s Happy! is still be produced by SYFY and the animated rabbit character, has been recast and will be voiced by Patton Oswald.
– The Flash film will be called Flashpoint.

With the new Flash film being titled Flash: Flashpoint there are a few things to keep in mind. Flashpoint was originally a three part mini-series from DC Comics that took place in the DC Elseworlds Universe and was published in 1999. This is the first appearance of Flash’s Flashpoint.

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Flashpoint reappeared in the DC Universe in a story that began in the Flash series written by Geoff Johns and expanded into a multiple title cross-over series published in 2011. The 2011 Flashpoint #1 ( Flashpoint #1 Volume 2) has been seeing a lot of interest online while the original 1999 series is currently very undervalued. Both are books to be looking for. While the Fan Expo Flashpoint #1 has been selling for $60+, the SDCC variant has been selling for $25 to $30. The regular first print cover has also been selling well – hitting $20+.

I mentioned this on facebook yesterday and 14 months ago on this website. The SDCC Flashpoint #1 variant is still available for purchase for $10 on the Graphitti Designs Website.

 

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THE WEEK BEFORE SDCC: HOLLYWOOD DAZE

What ever happened to the Ridley Scott’s film adaptation of Mind MGMT? Today news came out through the Hollywood Reporter that Dark Horse and Universal Cable Production were working on developing several Dark Horse titles for the small screen – the first being The Umbrella Academy. Universal Cable Production is a company owned by NBC Universal.

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Another title that UCP and Dark Horse are adapting for TV is Matt Kindt’s Mind MGMT – being adapted by Dan Cerone. Cerone developed Constantine for the CW and was a show runner for The Black List. While sales of Mind MGMT have dwindled in the last few months on the secondary market this news should make the book see a rebound in completed sale prices. Mind MGMT first appeared in Matt Kindt’s 3 Story as a 8 page preview. There is also a 1 in 3 variant cover for Mind MGMT #1.

 

Another piece of news from that same THR article says UCP is also developing the 215 INK series, Flutter for the small screen. Flutter was originally released as a graphic novel in 2013 by 215 INK and had two successful kickstarter campaigns that funded Volume 2 and Volume 3. Flutter is about a girl that shape shifts into a boy so she can try to win the affections of a girl.

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Week in Review: Hollywood run down

Two things came out this week to take note of.

It was announced that Ann Weying would be appearing in the upcoming Venom film. In The Marvel Universe, Ann Weying becomes a female venom, She-Venom, this has led to the book she first appears in as She-Venom to sell for very high prices. Ann Weying first appears in Amazing Spider-Man #375 and becomes She-Venom in the Venom: Sinner Takes All series. She first becomes She-Venom in Venom:Sinner Takes All #2 and appears on the cover of Venom: Sinner takes all #3. While ASM #375 hasn’t really been selling (this book has a very high print run), Venom: Sinner Takes All #3 has been selling for up to $100 in raw near mint condition online. While Venom: Sinner Takes All #3 has been a sought after book in high grade  for the last few years, this week this news has blown this book up. Two things to think about – Will the real first appearance of She-Venom start to go up? Has She-Venom been confirmed for the movie?

 

Another announcement that started as a rumor last week but has since been confirmed is the Umbrella Academy TV-Show announcement. The Hollywood Reporter came out with the news this week that Netflix ordered a 10 episode series for Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy. Umbrella Academy first appears in the Dark Horse 2007 FCBD book. While this book hasn’t been getting a lot of attention the ratio variants for Umbrella Academy #1 have been (as well as the Volume 2 RRP). Another thing to keep note of is that the Gerad Way signed and graded copies will see a stronger demand down the road – Gerad Way has always been a hard to acquire signature, only attending a handful of conventions.


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