This week saw the release of My Hero Magademia from Antartic Press. This title is a one-shot comic parodying Donald Trump and the popular Japanese manga title ‘My Hero Academia’. The first printing of this book has sold out at the distributor level and Antartic Press has started solicitation for a second printing. The first print has been selling for $18 to $20 on ebay. This week – this is the book to be looking for.
Another book to look for that recently came out is IDW’s G.I. Joe #1 25th anniversary edition. This book was released last week on April 11 and has been selling online for $10 to $15.
When Skybound Comics announced Oblivion Song #1 we started to see speculation that we might see a pink signature chase variant. Skybound has done this twice previously with Walking Dead #171 and Redneck #6 and both of these were done by Oblivion Song artist Lorenzo De Felici. This week pink signature copies of Oblivion Song started popping up online in facebook selling groups and on ebay. Right now there are two copies on ebay, one is $250 Buy it now and the other is $200 buy it now.
Where did these come from?
Skybound Comics offered the pink signature variant as a buying incentive at their booth last weekend at the Wondercon Comic Convention. Anyone that purchased items at the Skybound booth above $25 received a copy of this variant. Skybound will be set up at several conventions over the next few months, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to check to see if they are still offering copies.
Skybound Comics will be set up at C2E2 and SDCC just to name two.
This week sees the release of Moon Girl #29. This book has already sold out at diamond and has been selling online for up to $10. Not a bad book to be looking for and picking up.
Another book that comes out this week that has sold out at the distributor level is Power Rangers #25. This issue sees the death of a very popular Power Rangers character. This book has several variants including a one-per store variant. There is a poly-bagged edition that features one of seven covers – one being a special chase, 1 in 25 variant cover. The poly-bag edition has been selling for $5 to $10 while the 1:25 variant has sold for $60 to $80.
Today saw the release of a new trailer for the upcoming Deadpool 2 film. In the trailer we are introduced to an unnamed character who Cable proclaims he is going to hunt and kill. There are a few theories about who this character is and I would like to explore them.
Screenrant pushed out an article on there website soon after the trailer was released with a casting theory that this unnamed character played by Julian Dennison is Kid Apocalypse. I think this would make the most sense. The First time we see Kid Apocalypse in comics is when a clone of him is introduced in Uncanny X-Force #4 from 2011 – this is the lowest print issue from this series and has always commanded a premium over other issues from this series. The book currently sells for $10 to $20 in near mint condition. The non-clone REAL Kid Apocalypse first appears in Uncanny X-Force #7. Both of these are good books to be sitting on.
Another theory that came out today from slashfilms is that Julian Dennison’s character is Armageddon Man. When it comes down to Kid Apocalypse or Armageddon Man I think it is more likely the character will be Kid Apocalypse – but there has still not been any confirmation either way. Armageddon Man first appears in X-Force #88 from 1999.
While I don’t think these books are going to become $30 books overnight, I do think they will see some increased interest over the next few weeks until we find out who these character really are.
Thank you John Brown, William Zachman and Gary Nusser.
This week sees the release of the highly anticipated first appearance in comics of Rick and Morty character Pickle Rick. Pickle Rick appears in this weeks Rick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators #1. This book has two regular covers, both have been selling above cover, with peak sales of $15, this book has been averaging for $10 on the secondary market.
This week also sees the release of Robert Kirkman’s Oblivion Song #1. (previously discussed here). This book has a special ‘collectors edition’ set that comes with a Gold Foil Oblivion Song #1, a poster, a pin and a statue. While the collectors editions are limited to 1000 copies produced, it was announced last month by Robert Kirkman that due to a production error only 600 of the statues would ship out week of release with the additional 400 statues being shipped out weeks later. While the statue has a suggested retail price of $200, the statues have been averaging $300 to $400 on ebay.
Another book to look for is last weeks Moon Girl #28. This book features the first appearance of Omnipotentis. This book has been creeping up in sales selling from $20 to upwards of $40 online. This is a book to be looking for.
Pretty big news came out today from Marvel through Deadline.com. Today it was announced that Disney would be making an animated TV-series starring Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Devil Dinosaur has been around since the 70’s but Moon Girl is a fairly new character, first appearing in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 in 2015. There is also a 1:25 variant for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 which today has been selling for $75 to $100. Devil Dinosaur first appears in 1978’s Devil Dinosaur #1.
In December Marvel announced its next major story event, launching in March of 2018, would be based on the reintroduction of the Green Goblin. Marvel announced the new event would be based around a new character, “The Red Goblin”. The last issue of Amazing Spider-Man, Issue #795, features Carnage merging with Norman Osborn. This revelation that Norman Osborn was about to become the new Red Goblin resulted in the book selling out and selling for $15 to $20 online. The assumption was the next issue, out this week, Amazing Spider-man #796, would feature the first appearance of the Red Goblin. Based on that it has already sold out at the distributor level and has been selling online in presale for up to $15. Amazing Spider-Man #796 does not feature the new Red Goblin Character. The Red Goblin does appear on the Comixposure store variant for Amazing Spider-Man #796. These would be considered the first cover appearance of the character, similar to the Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2 Gwenpool situation.
Oblivion Song is a new on-going series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Skybound Comics. Any time Robert Kirkman has a new series out there is usually a lot of hype behind it, the last time Kirkman released a new on-going series, Thief of Thieves, first prints sold out at the distributor level and the book was quickly “optioned” by AMC studios. Keeping all of this in mind, the new Kirkman series Oblivion Song is one to be thinking about. The first issue of the series is released in March.
This week Skybound sent retailers a trade paperback edition of Oblivion Song. This trade features the first four issues of the Oblivion Song series in print. This is so Skybound can increase interest in the series and get retailers to increase their orders. This trade paperback was first given out at New York Comic Con’s Skybound retailer conference making the trade paperback the first appearance of the series. I did read the trade paperback a few months ago and I highly recommend this series. Now is the time to be asking your local comic book store what they are doing with there copy. If Oblivion Song blows up like every other creator owned Robert Kirkman series, this is a book you will want to be holding on to long term.
One other thing to note, on release there will be a limited to 1000 deluxe collectors edition of Oblivion Song, this comes with a statue and a foil edition comic – this item will be allocated and will sell out. Now is a good time to be putting preorders in for this item.
It is also worth noting that the new image comic, Ice Cream Man #1, which was released this week has steadily been selling for $10+ online. This is an anthology book, where each issue is supposed to be a one-shot, so new readers can jump on at any point.