Week in Review April 10

An Italian twitter account tweeted out last Thursday that Sylvester Stallone will be playing Starhawk in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. They also provided screen shots of an Italian press release “proving” the claim. This has resulted in Starhawk’s first and second appearance to heat up online. Starhawks first appearance is Defenders #27 from 1975. This is regarded as a cameo appearance – however, Starhawk appears throughout the book and this is a very large cameo. Starhawks FULL first appearance and first appearance on a cover is Defenders #28. Both books have heated up considerably – but these books are still at obtainable prices in the wild.

Another book to look for is the recent Marvel event book X-Men Gold #1. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this book this week due to the artist adding hidden political and religious messages within the book. (Read more about that here) – This book has started selling for $10 to $15 on ebay. This book has not been recalled – but it is definitely a book to be looking for. (the variants are also performing well)

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As promised here is a break down of the characters in the Invincible that could show up in the Invincible movie.

Amber Bennett – Ex-Girlfriend of Invincible. She is featured prominently in the first few arcs of the Invincible comic series. First appearance Invincible #8.
Guardians of the Globe – Pretty much the Justice League of the Invincible Universe. The movie should be featuring this organization in some incarnation so the likely hood of these characters appearing in the film are very high.
Robot – Turns out of be kind of like a side-kick to Invincible – First appearance Invincible #2
Red Splode – Invincible #2
Dupli-Kate – Invincible #2
Allen – Invincible #5
Black Samson – Invincible #6
The Immortal – Invincible #7
Cecil Steadman – Head of Global Defense Agency – and Guardians of the Globe – First appearance –  Brit: Cold Breath
A few other characters that could appear are Anissa, D.A. Sinclair and Omni Boy. Anissa’s first appearance is Invincible #44 she plays a big role in the Invincible story line. D.A. Sinclair’s first appearance is Invincible #20 – he is a scientist / genius that creates killing machines to destroy Invincible. Omni Boy / Oliver Grayson – is Invincibles brother. He first appears in Invincible #26.

Did I miss a character? Let me know in the comments!

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Week in Review: April 4

Today news came out that the Robert Kirkman Image Comics series Invincible was being adapted into a film by Seth Rogan and his writing partner Evan Goldberg. As a result of this news Invincible #1s have been selling like hot cakes but there are a few other books you should also be looking for .

Invincible #1 first appeared as a preview in three Image Comics titles, Savage Dragon #102, Masters of the Universe #1 and Tech Jacket #1. While there has been debate about which preview was published first making it the first appearance it all comes down to release dates. Tech Jacket #1 was released in late October, Masters of the Universe #1 was released in November, Savage Dragon #102 had a planned release date of August but was delayed and came out in December as shown on the Diamond Website under Shipping This Week: December 4. The First appearance of Invincible is in the preview in the back of Tech Jacket #1. This is the book you should be looking for.

Thank you Joshua Cozine for the correction.
A previous version of this article stated Savage Dragon #102 was the first appearance of Invincible #1. I was wrong and apologize for this error. All complaints made in the comic section will be responded to. 

There are other books to look for in the Invincible run that include first appearances of key characters and I plan on doing a follow-up post with some of that information.

There were two pieces of news that came out last week that I would like to talk about .

News came out last week that Joss Whedon will be directing a Batgirl movie for Warner Brothers. Since this news broke the one book that seems to be steadily selling online is  Batgirl #1 from 2011. This book (and all of its printings) seems to be constantly selling for $20. The first print Adam Hughes cover could be a book to be holding onto as this project starts to develop and more news (like castings) starts coming out.

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Another thing to come out of the comic spectrum this week was Greg Rucka selling the movie rights of his new Image title, The Old Guard, to a production studio. This has resulted in the first print of The Old Guard #1 to sell for $10 online. There was also a one per store Gold Foil Logo cover released that has started to sell for $30 which is up $20 from before the news broke.

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Word?! President Evil #1

For some reason I didn’t talk about these two books in my previous post.

Coming out this week and sold out on diamond is Antartic Press’s President Evil #1 Volume 2 Make America (taste) great again. Antartic Press had a few copies available for sale on there website that have since sold out. This book has sold on ebay for upwards of $15 – but the sales are currently trending at double / triple cover – steadily selling for $8 to $10.

This is a book to be keeping an eye out for.

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Following the sellout of success of Heathen #1 – this week also saw the release of Heathen #2  – Typical of most second issues – this book was under-ordered by retailers and sold out at the distributor level. This book has been selling all day for $14 to $20 online.

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Week in Review March 21

A few things this week.

Elektra #2 1:25 Adi Granov variant cover comes out this week and is preselling for $80 to $100 online. Second issues are typically under-ordered so this one could have strong legs for the next few weeks. Definitely a book to be asking your local comic book store about.

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Bleedingcool did an article today about the new Wolverine character that is being teased by Marvel in the upcoming X-Men event. Marvel released the cover images of X-Men Blue #5 and #6 but blurred out the new Wolverine character. Bleedingcool is saying that this teased character is Jimmy Hudson – Wolverines son (Not Daken – Another son). This seems like the most likely scenario. This character first appeared in Ultimate X #1 from 2010. There are a few variants for this book but most covers are currently selling for under $10. This is a book to be looking for and holding onto until we find out who this character is.

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Skybound Entertainment finally revealed the comic book that would be offered in the Second Megabox. I previously wrote about the Skybound Megabox here – its a Skybound themed loot crate. The second box ships out at the end of this month and features FOUR  exclusive comic books. The First comic offered in this program is still selling for $40 and just today there was a sale for ONE of the comics in the second box that sold for $50! Here are the four exclusive comics – also included is a Vinyl figure (bloody or unbloody), a unannounced Mcfarlane studio toy AND MORE.

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Catch-up Picks
Totally Awesome Hulk #3 (2016)
WHY? Flying out of the pages of the Monsters Unleashed Volume 2 series, Kid Kaiju is getting his own series at Marvel. Kid Kaiju is an 11 year old child whose drawings manifest themselves. In Near Mint condition this book has flown off most online marketplaces, its not selling well raw but if the Kid Kaiju series does well this book will start to pick up. Also, CGC 9.8 copies of this book are selling north of $100.

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New Avengers #8  (2013)
WHY? This was brought up by Comicsheatingup last week. New Avengers #8 is the first appearance of The Black Order. The Black Order is the name given to a group of Thanos’ Henchmen. The Black order have been confirmed to be appearing in the Avengers Infinity War film. This week this book has been selling for $10 to $18.

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Week in Review: March 17

Two books to be looking for this week

This week most retailers received a copy of the action-packed ashcan for Redneck #1 from Image / Skybound. Recent ashcan’s or “preview books” produced by Image have been averaging $20 online.

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The second book you should be looking for this week is the Fiona Staples Grass Kings #1 Variant cover. Investcomic and other speculation websites have been talking about this book and its possible potential upon release. This book was added on retailer final order cutoff which resulted in many stores not ordering copies. It is basically a cover B variant. Currently selling for $7 to $10 online.

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LOGAN: SPOILER POST

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The one take away from the Wolverine 3: Logan film you should be thinking about is Who is X-24. X-24 is a clone of Wolverine (as as pointed out by comicbook.com) this is not the first clone of wolverine to appear in the marvel universe.

In the second Wolverine series in 1991, issue 37, Leader of the Reevers, Donald Pierce created a clone of Wolverine named Albert. The leader of the Reevers in the Logan film is named Pierce and has little involvement in the creation of the X-24 but does have involvement. X24 is an identical clone of Wolverine.

If there is anything to take away from Logan its this book, which will have a very limited shelf life, the first appearance of Albert – Clone of Wolverine – Wolverine Vol. 2 #37

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Week in Review: February 21

Vault comics is a new comic publisher that started bringing out its titles last week. Last week saw the release of Tim Daniels, Fissure #1 from Vault. It subsequently has sold out at Diamond and is starting to trend online. It currently has two sales on ebay above cover, all best offer sales (1 and 2).
Vault is released another book this week and it is starting to follow the same trend as Fissure. This book isn’t written by Tim Daniels and seems to have some pretty solid content. That title is Heathen #1. Heathen is being pushed as a viking lesbian love story with lots of violence so it could potentially have legs. This is the book you should be looking for tomorrow.

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Another book coming out tomorrow that has two versions, a regular copy and a limited edition Hardcover is the Legend of Zelda Art and Artifacts Limited Edition HC, published by Dark Horse Comics. The Limited Edition Hardcover has been selling well in presales in the past few weeks, has a very cool fold out sword cover, and has been sold out on every online retailer imaginable for weeks. The Hardcover retails for $75 USD and has sold this week for $130 USD. Comic book and book stores start to receive copies this week and it is definitely something you should be keeping an eye out for.

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