Pick it up: Weapon X #7

This post may contain spoilers.

Riding on the coat tales of Totally Awesome Hulk #22 – this week sees the release of Weapon X #7 and this book is already selling well on the secondary market. Weapon X #7 continues the W.M.D. story line cliff hanger of last weeks release.  I read Weapon X #7 and my first impression is that this issue is going to be big. It seems that marvel is really pushing this new character and I love it! The Batch H character is shaping up to be one of the best ideas marvel has had in at least 5 years.

In Weapon X #7 we are introduced to a human form of Batch-H, referred to only as Clay. It’s not clear if Clay has appeared in the Marvel Universe before as his full name is not revealed in the issue.

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Weapon X #7 is sold out at the distributor so a second printing is eminent. Over the last two days Weapon X #7 has sold online from $10 to $15. This is THE book to be picking up this week.

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I was wrong – SW: Battleworld #3 revisted

I posted about this two months ago, first on facebook and later in a footnote on a weekly post but I have been presented with some new information and I would like to make some corrections.

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On June 24th in a post about Batch H I mentioned that the first time a wolverine / hulk cross-over character appeared was in Secret Wars: Battleworld #3. Although a Hulked out Wolverine appeared in the two part Hulked Out Heroes Marvel series from 2010, an earlier Hulk / Wolverine mashup character was pointed out by Topher S on CBSI. Exiles #86, released in 2006, features the story “Countdown to Infinite Wolverines” – and like Hulked out Heroes, this book presents us with many well known marvel characters mashed into new versions of wolverine – like the two previously mentioned books this book features a version of hulk -wolverine composite character. None of these characters are Batch H – but if you’re chasing the first appearance of a wolverine / hulk character – Secret Wars: Battleworld #3 is not the book.

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Pick it up: Totally Awesome Hulk #22

The last few weeks there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Wolverine / Hulk Batch H story line. The first print copies of the books appear to have been under ordered by retailers resulting in most of the books selling for above cover. Most of the Totally Awesome Hulk title cross-over books are currently selling for $10 to $15.

We’ve already been introduced to the “beta” version of the Hulk / Wolverine mash up character but in this weeks issue of the new Hulk comic , Totally Awesome Hulk #22, we see the “alpha”. One spoiler I will reveal is that the Beta version (as predicted) dies and the Alpha versions takes over. This is the Alpha’s first appearance and will be regarded as the first appearance of the Batch H Character. Over the last few days this book has been selling for $8 to $15, the book is sold out at diamond and can currently be found on ebay for $10. I’ve read the issue and It looks like Marvel is planning to revisit this character in future Totally Awesome Hulk – expanding the story line and this character, which means this is a book to be buying and holding onto.

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Totally Awesome Hulk #22 is not a book you want to be sleeping on.

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HIT LIST: Sandman #22

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Today there has been a rush to buy up all the available copies of Sandman #22. Why?

The Washington Post ran a review of the unreleased DC book, Dark Knights: Metal #1 – which is officially released this week. In the review (that included four full pages of the comic) was the spoiler that DC is bringing back the Sandman character. In the Metal universe the new Sandman is Daniel Hall.

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Daniel Hall first appears in the Neil Gaiman sandman series as an infant. In Sandman #12, where Morpheus tells Lyta, Daniel’s pregnant mother, to go back to the world of living and raise her son. Morpheus also told Lyta that he would be coming back to take her son and reminds her to “raise him well”. In Sandman #22 Lyta has given birth and Morpheus visits her to tell her that her infants name is Daniel. This is Daniel’s first appearance outside of the womb. According to ebays completed listing search there have been 15+ sales of Sandman #22 just today.

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This is a book could have great potential depending on how DC develops this story.

 

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Week in Review: August 10

Its never a bad thing when a book from one of the two biggest comic book publishers comes out and immediately starts selling well on the secondary market. This week saw the release of two alternative covers that are performing very well and a regular cover that is also seeing some attention.

When the image of the Supergirl #12 Artgerm cover b was released it got a lot of attention from speculators. This book started to heat up and sell for $12 while retailers could still order copies! The price has dropped a little bit as more copies have come to market outside of presale – The book is currently trending around $8 but there are a lot of copies out there.

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Today there were three completed sales showing that another DC book from this week heating up. That book is DC’s Mister Miracle #1. This book is written by fan favorite Tom King and has already been getting rave reviews. This book has two covers both of which are selling above cover, one sale of both covers for $20, one sale of both covers for $30 and one sale for cover A for $10. These are books to be asking your LCS about. This is a 12 part mini-series that will most likely continue to heat up while more issues come out.

Another book that was released this week that seems to be getting some attention and was posted on CHU is the new Action Lab series, Toyetica #1 has had multiple sales above $10 on ebay.

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Word!?! Robotech #1 Cover A

This week was very light with new releases but one book sticks out as the clear winner.
This week saw the release of Titan’s new Robotech series. Robotech has been around since 1984, being brought to America from Japan in the first English language Manga book, Roor Macross #1. Robotech has a large following with various literature, toys, and video games.

The Cover A for Robotech #1 features a cover by Artgerm (Stanley Lau) and has been selling online for up to $12 – with an average sale price of $10. This is a book to be asking your local comic book store about as most online retailers are sold out of copies.

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Also worth noting are the Artgerm retailer variants for Robotech. Unknown Comics and Forbidden Planet / Jetpack Comics both have variants that use alternative coloring of the original cover A. The Unknown Comics has two variants a “copic” and a “pencils sketch” cover while the Forbidden Planet / Jetpack variant features an “alternative line art” cover featuring a new character in the background. If the cover A continues to do well these covers should follow suit.

The Alternative Line Art covers are on both the Jetpack Comics and Forbidden Planet websites – however, it is cheaper on the Forbidden Planet site.
The Unknown Comics variants are available here.

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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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