Week in Review: Spawn (AND MORE)

I apologize for my absence. It has been a very busy month following the Ryan Lochte story. Why would you do that to us Ryan?

This week is going to be mostly about catching up on spoilers. Which I will be talking about tomorrow. Today will be all about the books you should be buying this week.

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New from Heavy Metal Comics this week is ReincarNATE #1. This series is from creative team Michael Moreci and Keith Burns and last year was optioned by BUCK productions for the small screen. But did you know that this series started as a Kickstarter campaign where the original trade paperback copies are selling for $70 to $80 on the secondary market place? And did you know that you can buy copies for $10 at Michael Moreci’s website? This book is a great pick up!

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A book that was released this week that seems to be trending upwards is Spawn #265 Cover B. This book introduces Ant to the Spawn Universe. Ant was creator owned series created by Marc Gully that was purchased by Erik Larson – the current writer of Spawn. A new Ant series is also being launched in a few weeks. Another Spawn book that has been getting a lot of attention is the recently released Spawn Kills Everyone one-shot, released in the vein of the Punisher kills the Marvel Universe one-shot and the followup Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe mini-series. With three covers released – this book has steadily been selling for $8 to $10 – with three cover sets selling for $30 to $40! (The second print of this book is also selling quite well, selling for double cover!) This is another clear Spawn winner.

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One piece of news that came out today that everyone is going to be talking about is the rumored New Warriors TV-Series currently being shopped around studios. Apparently, the New Warriors TV-series is in development by ABC and Marvel TV and will focus around Squirrel Girl. Now is the time to be hoarding Marvel Super-Heroes #2 Volume 8 (AKA Marvel Super-Heroes 1991 Winter Special)

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Hollywood Daze: Wonder-Jesus

Big news came out today from the Millar World Camp. The movies rights of both Supercrocks and American Jesus have been purchased by Waypoint Entertainment. American Jesus was originally published by Dark Horse as Chosen, a three part mini-series later reprinted as a $10 graphic novel by Image comics and rebranded as “American Jesus”. This is important because Chosen came out before the success of the very popular Kick-Ass series as well as before Millar took on major titles at Marvel like Civil War and Wolverine. When published in 2004, this book had very little speculation around it, however, upon release there was much controversy with the content – a 14 year old boy finding out he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.

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With a reported print run of 20,000 (as reported by Comichron), this is a book to be looking for. With sales in the past day from $3 to $15 – The Chosen #1 is a book on the rise.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy started filming this week and with that comes some spoilers and hints for speculation. It appears that the movie will have a Planet of the Apes styled Starlord Time travel scene, where his space craft crashes on present day Earth to find the super-hero of the time, Wonder Man in action, played by Nathan Fillion. Nathan has been spotted in full Wonder Man costume as well as on posters plastered around the set as Wonder Man, suggesting the film might take place in the current time of the Marvel film universe. This brings up three books to look for: Avengers #9 – the first appearance of Wonder Man (already a pretty high priced key book). The other two are more easily attainable- Wonder Man #1 – one shot from 1986 and Wonder Man #1 the first issue of the on-going series from 1991.

These two books help cement the Wonder Man solo storyline and should be good short term speculation books.

I have been terrible with posts lately so this week you should expect a week in review post as well as some kind of “last week in review” catch-up post. (Also Shark / Bear Love should be explained in my next post)

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DC and NBC’s new Workplace Comedy “Powerless”

 

Two weeks ago DC Announced a partnership with NBC for a workplace comedy titled “Powerless”. Little information was revealed except that a pilot was being filmed and that the series would feature Crimson Fox and that the series would focus on the super-heroes’ “normal” human counterparts. Since then, pictures from the set have leaked online displaying Crimson Fox in all her glory. Crimson Fox’s first appearances are all dollar books and up until this announcement held very little if any value.

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Crimson Fox first appeared in Justice League of Europe #6 in a very short, “shown on a newspaper”, scene. (see below).

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This was a very brief appearance, however, this is Crimson Fox’s first appearance. Crimson Fox didn’t appear again until Justice League of Europe #23 – which not only features Crimson Fox’s first full appearance, she is also featured prominently on the cover.

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Both of these books, while currently selling for under $10 online, are sure to grow as more news unfolds about the Powerless TV series. These books are worth buying and holding on to.

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Week in Review August 26

hitlistNot a lot going on this week, as per usual we’ve hit a summer slump in comic book speculation so I’m going to give you three points and do a Hollywood round-up post in a few days.

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This week sees the release of Boom Studio’s Over the Garden Wall series, with the creators of the television series working on the actual comic. You can still buy the book for cover-price at almost all online retailers. There is also a one-shot that is very hard to find and had a low print run, it usually sells in the $30 range. Something I only found out this week was that Over The Garden Wall appeared in a comic book before! The sought after one-shot not only had a preview in Adventure Time #33 but it also had art pin-ups that were never reprinted in the Over the Garden Wall series. With too many covers to keep track of, this is a book to be looking for.

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Something to Buy Now Online – Kanye West Variants

$_57 Hip Hop Family Tree #1 – This book (I spoke about it here) has sold out at diamond and first prints are selling above cover price. There are four variant covers all featuring a different rap star. Right now the Fantagraphics website still has the first print Cover A and the Kanye West website exclusive variant cover for cover price. Considering all the sales on ebay of the Kanye West cover are in the $10 to $15 range AND there is television optioning happening behind the scenes, this is a no-brainer.
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Something to Think about: Blade

Screen shot 2015-08-28 at 12.45.09 AM Right now Marvel there is a lot of rumour talk surrounding Marvel’s new Blade series. Marvel is launching a new Blade comic series with a female Blade – bringing a female Blade into the marvel universe. This is in-line with the recent interviews that have come out with Wesley Snipes talking about coming back to the character, suggesting an older Blade. Short term, I’m not sure if there has been a female Blade before – long term, Tomb of Dracula #10, the first appearance of Blade if very undervalued at the moment. How long will that last?

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Next Post- Hollywierd Catch-up

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Week In Review: July 9 , 2015

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This week a new walking dead book came out with huge spoilers. But there are a few other things I haven’t talked about that I would like to highlight.

This week Dark Horse Comics announced right before SDCC that they have partnered with Universal Cable Productions to develop a few of their properties into TV-shows. There are three titles in particle that have been optioned – Harrow County, Concrete and Umbrella Academy. Umbrella Academy had heated up previously but has since cooled off – this could cause another potential bump but most copies can be found in hot modern comic boxes. The two titles you should be looking for involve Harrow County and Concrete.

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Harrow County #1 first prints have been selling for $9 to $13 on ebay.
This is a book that can still be found in the wild and with SDCC happening right now will only continue to climb.

A comic that has been dollar bin stock for the past ten to twenty years has started selling for $40! Dark Horse Presents #1 – The first appearance of Concrete. This is a book that is probably in your local comic book stores back issue bins! Keep in mind This book has a high print run so it won’t be selling this high for long.

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A book that has come out this week, following the Mad Max / Vertigo them is Mad Max / Mad Max Part #1 which has been selling for $8 to $10 and has been trending upwards.

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Word?!?!: Star Wars / Sana Solo

Screen shot 2015-06-02 at 10.54.13 PM With the new Star Wars film coming out this christmas Marvel has been pushing the story hard in the comic books. This week a new character is introduced that HAS to have an effect on later story lines. starwars703Meet Sana Solo, Han Solo’s wife – first appearing in Marvel Star Wars #4 and two issues later revealed as Han Solo’s wife.
What does this mean for the future of Leia and Han?! What does this mean about previous Han Solo / Leia Organa Solo? Either way, pick up Marvel’s Star Wars #6, it holds a lot of speculation value.

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UPDATE:
This was pointed out by Nicolas Gullet on Google +
Sana Solo first appears in Marvel’s Star Wars #4 only later to revealed to be Sana.

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This is another book you should be thinking about!

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Word?! Bleedingcool Effect on Giant Day

Screen shot 2015-04-08 at 1.35.34 AMBleedingcool for the most part is either late in providing information for their speculators corner or they give information that just throws you off. Today they did a article on Boom’s series Giant Day #1, which has sold out at Diamond in first print and is selling on ebay for $5 to $6. This should be expected to rise just based on the effect Bleedingcool has on the comic market.
Second prints are still available at diamond, first prints are selling for $6 AND can still be ordered on the Boom Website for cover price. With the 1:20 and 1:10 variants also be offered at very reasonable prices. This book has a lot of potential.

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