Last week saw the release of Aftershock Comics, Pestilence #1. Pestilence sold out at the distributor on day of release, copies of the book have been selling for double to triple cover price – Copies of the standard cover is currently selling for around $8.
While the 1:10 variant cover is selling for $20 to $30 – both retailer variants – The Comic Mint and Eh! Variant seem to be selling like gangbusters on the secondary market.
Another Aftershock title that has been seeing a lot of attention is Baby Teeth. Baby teeth features art by Garry Brown and is written by Donny Cates. This book has had a lot of buzz based on the success of Donny Cates previous projects God Country and Redneck. Baby teeth is due for release on June 7 and will have the largest print run of any Aftershock title, its also set to have 5+ retailer variant covers. So why is this important? If retailer order and prerelease buzz are any indication, Baby Teeth is going to be big and when its released people are going to start trying to hunt down the first appearance of the title and its characters. The first appearance of Baby Teeth is the C2E2 Diamond Summit ashcan, distributed to retailers at the 2017 Diamond Summit in Chicago.
It was announced this week that Sony was making a live action movie about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. This is sure to bring more attention to DC Comics Presents #47 – the first appearance of He-Man in comics.
Joe Benitez creator of Lady Mechanika took to facebook this week to announce his Lady Mechanika creator owned series had been optioned for a television series. Lady Mechanika has been a popular indie series upon release, since this news broke there has been a lot of interest in the series first issue Lady Mechanika #0 and its various printings and variants. Something that has been largely ignored is that Lady Mechanika first appeared in a pin-up piece by Joe Benitez in Worlds of Aspen FCBD 2010. This book could see a lot of interest if the television series ever comes to fruition.
It was also confirmed this week that Adam Warlock would be appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Another week and just a few books with some speculation value.
Klaus #1 – Grant Morrison’s Santa Claus story seems to continue to heat up on the secondary market. Released in November and currently on a third printing, the first print of this book steadily sells for $10. This book has great quick flip potential!
This week in the CW Comic Universe, Firestorm reappeared on Flash after being killed off. Robbie Amell (the actor that plays Firestorm) is a fan favourite so bringing his character back after death is a no brainer. However, following in the Brightest Day/Blackest Night DC Storyline the reemerged Firestorm is returning as Deathstorm. Deathstorm’s first appearance is currently not on anybody’s radar. However, this book has a lot of potential in growth seeing as Robbie Amell has been rumoured to return to Legends of Tomorrow and will have a continued life within the CW Comic Universe. The first appearance of Deathstorm, Brightest Day #10, has a regular cover and a 1:10 ratio variant cover – both of these books have great potential for growth as this character is developed.
A book that came out this week that you should be looking for is Heavy Metals’s Interceptor #1. Released with two 50/50 covers – this book has sold out at Diamond Distributors – this book is currently trending upwards, currently selling for a few dollars above cover. This book, either cover, is one to be looking for.
Another week, another three books to be on the look out. All three of these books have sold out at Diamond Comics Distributors and all three of these comics are selling for above cover and heating up on ebay!
Another new release from 451 media usually means another week of talking about 451 Media. This week is no exception seeing the release of the second issue of Sunflower – the first book to start heating up from the publisher. Sunflower #2 is no exception from the previous releases from this publisher and is already selling for $10 on ebay. This is a book to be looking for as there is certainly a lot of moving room with this relatively new publisher.
Another new publisher to just hit the scene this week is Overground comics releasing two new series but really only one of note. Graduate #1 – written by Jon Hughes and with art from fashion designer Celia Callie. This book has been fetching double cover on the online market and is starting to creep up. Another book to be keeping an eye out for.
The last book that came out this week that you should be looking for is Z2 Comics’s Carver A Paris Story #1. This book sold out on Diamond a week before release and features a 1:2 variant cover by Paul Pope. This is another book already selling for double cover.
Something else to be thinking about is the Black Mask Mailing List Variant Set. This set will probably eventually be made available to the public – but its currently being offered on the Black Mask website for $50 – featuring all new variant covers by Alexis Zirrit of Space Riders the book includes a Black Mask T-Shirt and new covers for Young Terrorists #1, We Can Never go Home #1, Liberator #1, Ballistic Volume one Trade Paperback and a Godkiller Volume one Trade paperback. Also there is a one in 100 chance of receiving a Black Mask golden ticket, something that still hasn’t been revealed yet. Something to be checking out!
It was announced today that FOX had just closed a deal that involved Michael Ketan starting in and producing an adaption of the Boom! Studios four part series, Imagine Agents. Unlike some of the previous FOX comic book project announcements has a main stream actor already pegged to have large involvement with the project – it will be fun to watch how this progresses.
Imagine Agents is about the police of imaginary friends so imagine men in black except instead of hunting aliens its Imaginary Friends of 6, 7 and 8 year olds. This book would translate well in the big screen.
Right now the books to be looking for are Imagine Agents #1 (there is also a 1:15 “virgin” art variant that up to a few hours ago was available on the Boom Studios website) and the limited to 100 Imagine Agents #1 Detroit Fanfare Variant. The Detroit Fanfare Comic Con no longer goes on and I remember passing this book up. Now that its selling for $50 on ebay and has a lot of potential to gain traction I’m kicking myself.
Comic Book Heating up and THR talked about this this week, the movie rights for The Infinite Horizon, published by Image, has been purchased by Warner Brothers. The Infinite Horizon is a six part mini series by Phil Noto and Gerry Duggan published in 2007. These have been dollar books for years so there is a lot of potential that you’ll find these books in your local comic book store’s overstock bins.
Complete sets have been selling for $25 to $35, while for the past two years that have been no sales on this book before this week. The book to look for is The Infinite Horizon #0 Convention Exclusive Variant, available for under $5 from Mille High Comics / Ebay / and My Comic Shop within the last week – this book has been selling for $20 – $25. Even VG Condition Copies are selling for $20! This is a book to look for.
Suicide Squad Movie News (sans speculation)
Here is some inside news / spoilers for the upcoming Suicide Squad Film
The Joker-Mobile makes an appearance. Does this mean Harley Quinn and the Joker arn’t in a relationship in the movie? – Harley Quinn in the DC-U has made it clear that the Joker retired this car after they started dating because she thought it was cheesy (Gotham City Sirens) – What does that mean about Harley Quinn’s “Joker’s Property” Costume that has been leaked online?
Everyone seems to be talking about DC New 52 Justice League #40 today – its the first appearance of Darkseid’s daughter, and will probably be worth something in the future just based on how DC is putting there movies and comic universe together. But in the next few months? Don’t expect to make any real money on that book, that is one you’re going to have to hold onto.
Aside from Batman not a lot going on, so I am doing a catch-up post this week with some stuff that should be considered old news. Now that the Daredevil television series has been given a second second and has had very high ratings all eyes are on the Marvel / Netflix next developing series. Recently there has been some Iron Fist- speculation that I havn’t discussed The Iron Fist. This series should mostly be based on the Matt Fraction / Ed Brubaker, The Immortal Iron Fist series. So as more information comes out about Iron Fists development those 27 Immortal Iron Fist Issues are are going to be become more and more important.
Here are two of those books you should be keeping an eye out for.
The Immortal Weapons are a group of six characters including the Iron-Fist that since being introduced in the Marvel Universe in 2007 (The Immortal Iron-Fist #8) have continued to appear in different Marvel Universe Books and storylines. Even if this team isn’t named or acknowledged in the TV-Series, banking on this “team” to have long term value is a no brainer.
An Easteregg on Screenrant and pointed out by CBI’s own Mark Hendrie, The Immortal Iron Fist #4, the first appearance of the Serprent King. This is also what I believe to be the first cover to feature the Iron-Fist Logo so prevelent in the Daredevil Series.
Soon: Female Transformers? I have to remember who told me about that…
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