A lot of buzz has been flying around Images Dead Rabbit today. Diamond account holders received an e-mail this morning indicating the Image series Dead Rabbit was being recalled under what Diamond called a Mandatory recall. Diamond and Image have requested that both issues of Dead Rabbit be sent back to them which has created a bubble market around this title.
Bleedingcool wrote an article in May before Dead Rabbit #1 was released indicating that a bar in NYC owned the trademark for the use of the Dead Rabbit branding and it seems like they are the ones who had the book pulled from shelves. How does a comic book using the same name infringe on the trademark of some hipster bar in New York City?
The NYC Dead Rabbit, best described as a cocktail bar, is more than just a place to get drinks. There menu is also a comic book – The 13 page menu is sold here and can be found digitally here – These links go to the FOUR version of there menu comic book. The bar has plans to release a collection of there comic book menus as a graphic novel and they have another book, a recipe book, slated to be released later this year with similar comic book elements.
Sets of both issues of Dead Rabbit #1 and Dead Rabbit #2 have been selling for $20 to $30. There is also a 1:10 variant cover for the first issue and a NYCC variant – these are also performing very well online. There is also an ashcan preview for Dead Rabbit that was sent to stores before the release of the first issue. I don’t think these prices will hold but this book has great quick flip potential.
Typically I post most of the media related comic announcements on the Comic Book Scalping Instagram account CBS_Daily but there are two books that have been selling well today that I would like to highlight here.
Pictures from the set of Avengers 4 have leaked online and they show Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts – dressed up as Rescue. This has caused a sudden surge on the first appearance of Rescue with the book selling for $20 to $30.
Rescue’s first appears in Marvel’s 2009 title, Invincible Iron Man #10 written by Matt Fraction. This book was published with two covers – one of Tony Stark and a “secret” Tony Stark in armor cover. There is also a second print variant that features a new cover that features the first cover appearance of Rescue. All three of these books are worth looking for.
There has also been a run to grab copies of Niobe She is Life #1 based on rumors of a movie announcement that hasn’t been publicly made. It is also worth noting that Niobe She is life has been brought up a few times on Amandla Stenberg’s (Co-Writer and Actor from Games of Thrones) publicity tour for her upcoming film, the Hate U Give. While near mint copies of Niobe #1 are selling for $10 to $20 – CGC 9.8 copies are selling for $130.
The characters in this book first appear in another Stranger Comics title, The Untamed #1. This book has a 1:10 variant that has also been selling well online.
Most Horror and comic fan-zines have a rocky publication history. Usually these magazines either go bankrupt within a few years of launching or they go through numerous ownerships, various revamping’s and product shipping delays. Since its inception in 1979 by Starlog Magazines. Most of those listed issues have plagued Fangoria magazine.
The heyday for Fangoria magazine was the late 80’s early 90’s when it became the most prominent horror pop culture magazine. Over the last few years Fangoria has had difficulty securing ad-revenue which has resulted in difficulties with paying for printing and publishing the magazine. Earlier this year it was announced that Cinestate an American company based in Texas had purchased Fangoria and would be relaunching a revamped version of the magazine. It was later announced that Fangoria would be coming back in 2018 as a quarterly magazine with four issues published annually.
The first issue of Fangoria sells for anywhere from $50 to $100 and features a really dynamic Godzilla cover. The newly launched issue of Fangoria, Labeled as Fangoria issue #349 And Volume 2 #1 – published after a three year hiatus is a double-size issue featuring a new Michael Myers Halloween cover. The newly launched Fangoria issue has sold out at the distribution level and for the past few days has been selling online for $50 to $80.
Fangoria Volume 2 #1 (or issue #349 chronologically) – was released on October 10, 2018, has a cover price of $20 and is a book you should be looking for.
This week there are two news releases you should be looking for.
This week sees the release of the Scout Comics title, The Source. The first issue is sold out at the retailer level and has been selling for $10+ online. This book has a 1 in 20 Glow in the Dark variant cover as well as a first appearance Ashcan – both the 1:20 Variant and the Ashcan variant are still available on the Scout Comics website for well under what they’ve been selling for on ebay. The main hesitation I have of ordering off the Scout comics website is the uncertainty that these books will maintain there current value.
Another book that has been selling well is the new Source Points Comics title, Ogre #1. Ogre #1 has been selling for $10 to $12 on ebay.
A few media related announcements came out this week and here are the books you should be looking for.
This week it was announced that the villain in the upcoming Jared Leto Morbius film would be Loxias Crown. Several websites are reporting and making the connection to the Marvel Crown character, while it hasn’t been confirmed that Loxias Crown is the Spider-man villain with the former alias of Crown its very possible. Crown first appeared in Peter Parker Spider-Man #76. Crown later becomes known as Hunger in the Marvel universe. As a result of this news this book has been getting a lot of attention.
Another two books that have started to see a climb in value are Captain Marvel Volume 5 #16 and Captain Marvel #17. These two books features the first appearance and the first full appearance of Phyla-vell. Phyla-vell has been confirmed to be a new team member in the Donny Cates written Guardians of the Galaxy comic which has caused her first appearance to start to take off.
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.