This week sees the release of the Batman Annual #2, the second batman annual since DC Rebirth started. The Batman Annual #2 features a flashback story showing Batman and Catwoman’s first date. Batman Annual #2 has already sold out at Diamond, DC is already taking preorders from retailers for the second print and this book has multiple sales ranging from $15 to $30. This is the book to be looking for this week.
Many retailers have reported that most copies have unpressable spine defects. This is going to be a hard book to find in high grade.
Something to think about,
Teen Titans #12 has started selling for $20 to $30 because its the first appearance of The Joker who laughs. Both Teen Titans #12 and Metal #2 came out the same day, both books features the Joker who laughs character. The Joker who laughs was created by Scott Snyder who Snyder has stated that chronologically Metal #2 comes before Teen Titans #12. What does this mean? It means that Scott Snyder thinks Metal #2 is the first appearance of this new character. While everyone is hunting for Teen Titans #12, Metal #2 should not be slept on.
J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl was very popular when it was released in 1998. How popular? Two years after its release there Sony released a Danger Girl video game for the playstation one console. This week it was announced that Constantin films, the company responsible for the 1994 Fantastic Four movie and subsequently owns the production rights to any Fantastic Four film, has acquired the film rights to Danger Girl. For years people have been chasing the Danger Girl variant covers because many of them feature great J. Scott Campbell artwork while having low print runs. There is even a recalled cover (read more here). While people have been chasing the variants there hasn’t been a lot of love for the first appearance of Danger Girl Team.
The Danger Girl team first appeared in The Danger Girl Preview published in December of 1997 – there are three covers to this book including a limited edition Gold logo foil cover. All three of these book are books to be looking for – The Danger Girl preview was not sold to stores it was distributed in polybag copies of Gen 13 #25 (December, 1997) and Dv8 #14 (January, 1998). The white covers are American Entertainment variants which were sold as mail away special edition variants – all of these covers have publication dates of December 1997.
Another weird Hollywood announcement that came out this week is that Marvel has a X-Men film in development where James Franco has signed on to play Jamie Madrox, The Multiple Man. The first appearance of Multiple Man is Giant Size Fantastic Four 4. For a silver age book that features a first appearance, Giant Size Fantastic Four #4 is currently very reasonable priced.
One other Hollywood announcement that I should have spoken about earlier is that Sony is developing a Morbius, The Living Vampire film. Morbius first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #101. Amazing Spider-Man #101 has sold well in high grade for some time but much like with the Venom film announcement, Amazing Spider-Man #101 has started to skyrocket off ebay. Even low grade copies of ASM #101 have started selling in the triple digits, this is a book to keep an eye on.
There has not been a lot happening in regards to comic speculation these past few weeks but here is one book that just started to heat up.
Today it was announced that Brian Michael Bendis had signed a exclusivity contract with DC Comics. Bleedingcool was quick to point out that Batman Chronicles #21 (2000) was the first DC published work by Brian Michael Bendis.
This has resulted in most copies to disappear from most online marketplaces. Batman Chronicles #21 sold for a few dollars last week, today on ebay copies have sold from $2 to $10. Very rarely do first published works of established writers / artists hold in value, this is a book to be looking for and selling quickly.