Black Mask took the comic market by storm in 2015 but over the past two years, for various reasons, many comic readers and speculators alike have given up on the publisher. That could be why no one is talking about this new book that came out this week. 4 Kids Walk into a Bank #4 came out this week and with it came reports of people finding a “1 Kid Walks into a Bank” variant cover.
When someone posted an image of the cover on the 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank facebook page, the page gave a “no comment” response. We don’t know how many of these books were distributed or how a store qualified to receive copies – but we do know that this book exists and Black Mask doesn’t want to talk about it. Something to be looking for when you are at your Local Comic Book Shop!
I’m going to do a post about the things I missed last week tomorrow, so be on the look out for that.
At C2E2 Over the weekend it was announced that Tim Seeley and Mike Norton’s Revival is being adapted into a film by Shattlerglass Films. A Teaser was shown. As a result Revival #1s have started to sell again! Two things to keep note of, the Revival #1 Sketch edition only has 500 copies and is a great book to be looking for and holding on to, The first appearance of Revival is Image 2012 Free Comic Book Day Edition book.
Skybound / Image Comics released THREE retailer appreciation books this week that you should be asking your retailer about. The first is the Kill the Minotaur Ashcan. This is a one per store ashcan and is the first published appearance of this series and characters, its a very large book that reprints the entire issue in black and white in the ashcan size.
The other two books Image released are reprints of Redneck #1, one is the Black and White Cover A with Silver Foil Logo and the other is a Cover A with Gold Foil logo. While these books together have sold online in presale for up to $250, these books are currently selling for $40 each. Since these books are given to every store with a diamond account that ordered the book there will be a lot of copies out there this week.
If you want to speculate on Redneck the book you should be buying is the ashcan. This book came out before issue #1 and is the TRUE first appearance of the series and characters – this book can be purchased on ebay for $40 to $50, which is a steal when you consider the high price sales of the gold and silver foil variants.
Another book to be on the lookout for tomorrow is ‘Namwolf #1. Springing from the success of Hillbilly, ‘Namwolf is another series published by Eric Powell’s Albatross Legacy Books, this book has two covers and both covers have multiple sales above cover. There is no ratio variant just a cover A and B.
Another book that came out last week heating up. This book was overshadowed by the TMNT. Did the purple mutant turtle, Donatello die? Is he coming back? as the discussion grew and people started examining preview snippets, interviews with the creative team have not resulted in definitive answers. More on that later.
Hulk #13 has sold out at diamond and a second print is imminent. The book guest-stars Deadpool and for some reason caught retailers by surprise, largely because the Marvel Now Hulk series doesn’t sell in droves and isn’t a book most comic readers look for. This book has a relatively low print run when compared to other marvel titles from last week. This was first pointed out by Simon Payne on Google + (IN JANUARY)
Hulk #13 has been selling for $7 to $10 and still has some potential to grow. Its a pretty cool Deadpool Cover. Hulk #14 will finish the Deadpool part of the storyline, but based on what happens in that book it could drive up the price of issue 13.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 seems to keep going up. With Cover A and B hitting $25 and the 1:10 variant steadily selling for $100, Donatello, dead or live, this book is on fire. There is a variant cover being released at the TriCon Comic Con in West Virginia. The book is first come first served with VIP ticket holders getting first crack at the opportunity to buy the books. They seem to be preselling for $40 and will be offered at the convention for $10. If you’re within transit distance, this is a show to check out.