This week sees the release of a few books you should be looking for.
This week marvel has released a new secret variant cover. The last time they did this was with the unmasked Infinity War #2 variant. This Week for Marvel’s Venom #7 there is a chase variant cover with an unknown ratio. The chase cover features a Venom with his tongue sticking to the left. This book has been selling for $15 to $20.
Chase Variant is on the Right
Another book that comes out this week that has been selling well is the cover B for Wonder Woman #56. This cover by Jenny Frison has been selling for two to three times cover on ebay.
A book that comes out this week that has been seeing a lot of continued interest is the new DC Batman Horror Book, Cursed Comic Cavalcade #1. This 9.99 cover price book is going to be very sought after.
It is also worth mentioning that news came out today that God Country is being developed for the big screen, with the screenplay to be written by series writer Donny Cates.
A common theme this year has been the performance of Cover B variants. Last week’s Justice League #8 Jim Lee cover b has been steadily selling for $10 and even the Marvel cover B for Venom First Host #5 has been selling for $8 to $10.
This week is no exception – these are just two cover B variants that come out this week that you should be thinking about picking up.
This week sees the release of Wonder Woman and Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour #1. This book has a Riccardo Federici Variant Cover. This book has been selling for $12 to $18.
Another book that comes out this week that has been seeing a lot of interest and has multiple sales above cover is the Francesco Mattina variant cover for Deathstroke #36.
This week sees the release of Edge of Spider-Geddon #3. This book was released on the coattails of last months release of Edge of Spider-Geddon #2, which featured the first appearance of Mechanical Venom. A few days after release, the two cover set of Edge of Spider-Geddon #2 was selling online consistently for $25. Both books are currently selling for $5 to $10 each. Edge of Spider-Geddon #3 features the first appearance of Uncle Ben as Spider-Man. There are two covers for this book and both have been selling for $7 to $10. I doubt either of these books will stay at these prices but right now there is some great quick flip potential.
This week also sees the first appearance of Xandra. Xandra is the daughter of Professor Xavier and Lilandra Neramani, the Empress of the Shi’ar Empire. Xandra first appears in this weeks Mr and Mrs. X #3. While the regular cover has been selling well, it hasn’t been selling above cover whereas The 1:25 Terry Dodson variant for Mr. and Mrs. X #3 has been getting a lot of attention selling for $50 to $60 online.
Another book that comes out this week that you should look at picking up is the new Keenspot book, Junior High Horrors #1, the first issue of the four part mini-series. Junior High Horrors has four covers, all four covers homage classic horror movie posters – three of the covers were open order to retailers and one was a ratio variant. The Junior High Horrors #1 Cover B (the exorcist poster homage) has been selling on ebay for $12 while the 1 in 5 ratio cover has been selling for $25 online. As of writing this post, all four covers are still available on the keepspot website.
This week Entertainment Weekly released promotional images from the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. The DC.Marvel.Jpg instagram account did a really good job of breaking down which characters appear in these images.
Right now we have four confirmed members of Captain Marvel’s Star force. The first appearance of Star Force is Avengers #346 and we first spoke about it here. This book has been selling online for $20 to $30.
Appearing in the Star Force team are,
Korath – This character first appeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy film. His first appearance is Quaser #32 from 1992.
Att-Lass – AKA Captain Atlas or Titanium Man. This character first appeared in Quasar #9 published in 1990.
Bron Char – This Kree soldier character first appears in 1998’s Captain America Volume 3 #8.
Minn-Erva – Doctor Minerva. This character was confirmed to appear in the film a few months ago, but her first appearance is Captain Marvel #50 from 1977.
There are other characters in Star Force but there has been no firm confirmation that those characters will appear in the Captain Marvel film.
Another book that has started to pick up steam because of a character being confirmed for Captain Marvel is Hulk #418 and Hulk #419. These books feature the first appearance and the first full appearance of Skrull commander Talos.
This week sees the release of Venom First Host #3. If you havn’t been following the story, Venom gave Eddie Brock his infant symbiote child to raise for safe keeping. In this issue, Venom’s child fuses with Eddie Brock. This has caused a flood of sales on the first appearance of Venom’s infant symbiote. While this book hasn’t been selling above cover it is a good book to be picking up and holding on to. The first appearance and origin of Venom’s infant symbiote is Venom #165 from April of 2018. This book has two covers.
A book that comes out this week and has been selling well online is Redhood and the Outlaws #26 cover B. Online, This book has been selling for double to triple cover.
Last week Entertainment Weekly released some production images from the Captain Marvel movie. This week a “scene description” was leaked from the Captain Marvel movie set in California. This leak showed that the Starforce Team would have a big role in the Captain Marvel film. The first appearance of the Starforce team is Avengers #346. Some people are speculating on the first appearances of the various members of Starforce, I will expand on this in a later post.
This week sees the release of a two Joshua Middleton covers and a marvel chase variant.
Aquaman #39 comes out this week and it has a cover B variant by Joshua Middleton. The cover features Mera – a character that is appearing in the new Aquaman film. This book has sold out at the distributor level, meaning comic book stores can’t order any more copies – and it has been selling for $12 to $20 in presale online. It is currently selling for closer to $12.
Batgirl #25 also features a Joshua Middleton cover B Variant . While This book hasn’t been selling over cover price it been receiving a lot of attention online. The previous two Batgirl Middleton covers sell very well on the secondary market with the cover B variants for Batgirl #23 selling for $40 to $50 and Batgirl #24 selling for around $13. This is a book to be looking for this week.
Another book that came out this week in Infinity War #2. Infinity War #2 features a secret unannounced variant cover. It is believed to have been sent out by marvel in a 1 in 10 ratio. The last time Marvel did this was for Avengers #682 – which features two different variations of Hawkeye on the cover. The chase version of that book still sells for $8 to $9. I would expect that would be the same situation with this new variant.
Yesterday Rick Remender tweeted that one of his comics was about to be announced as being in development as a film. Today news came out that the film would be based on the Radical Publishing, The Last Days of American Crime comic series. The Last Days of American Crime’s first issue came out in December of 2009. There is also an ashcan preview of The Last Days of American Crime that was sent to retailers in October of 2009 – making it the first appearance of the series.
Another comic that was optioned this week is Greg Rucka’s The Old Guard. The Old Guard is being developed as a film by Skydance Media. The Old Guard #1 has a few variants including three 25th Anniversary Image variants, an Emerald City Comic Con Variant limited to 500 and a one per store Gold Foil variant. Before issue #1 was released, The Old Guard was previewed inside of Image+1 magazine.
Another announcement that came out this week was that Locke and Key had been green lit by netflix as a full serialized series.