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.
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 is a big release week for comic book stores with the release of Batman #50,Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 and a book where Cyclops dies for the tenth time. Nothing noteworthy happens in these issues but here are a few comics you should be looking for.
This week sees the release of Nightwing #46 featuring a Cover B variant by Ben Oliver. Over the last 24 hours this cover has sold for $10 to $15. Following inline with other hot DC Cover B variants – this book has already sold out at the distributor level.
This week also sees the release of Catwoman #1 and The Death of the inhumans #1. While these books currently havn’t been selling above cover – both of these books feature first appearances from new villains. The Death of the Inhumans #1 first prints sold out at the distributor level four days before the books release.
Another book you should be looking for is Skyward #1. This book has been optioned by Sony pictures and is being developed for the big screen. Since news broke, Skyward #1 first prints have sold for $15 to $20 on ebay. There is also a Skyward #1 second print variant featuring artwork by Jock that has had a few sales around $15.
Today news came out from the Hollywood reporter that Lionsgate entertainment had signed on to turn the image series Analog into a motion picture. Analog is an on-going series from Image Comics that currently has two issues. Analog #1 has two covers and a C2E2 convention variant cover.
This week sees the release of a Joshua Middleton cover that has already had peak presales of above $40. Batgirl #23 Cover B is the book to buy this week. It is currently selling for $22. As more copies hit the market the price will go down but I wouldn’t be surprised if this continued to be a $10+ book.
This week also sees the release of Champions #20. While it has not been selling above cover, this book has been receiving some heat as it features the first full appearance of Snowguard.
There is really only one book to be looking for this week, Spawn Directors Cut 1 Per Store Retailer Appreciation Variant. This book features the Spawn #227 cover with a new coloring and with silver foil logos. This book was sent to every diamond account retailer making the print run 2 to 3 thousand. This book is currently selling for $80 to $100, I would expect the price to drop as more copies come to market, however, with the large Spawn fan base this could be a long term collectors item.
The Unquotable Trump is an ashcan comic book featuring classic comic covers redone featuring Donald Trump and various quotes from speeches he’s made. Drawn and Quarterly picked up the comic and is publishing an over-sized treasury edition in November. In the past week on ebay this ashcan has sold from $15 to $30. You can still buy copies of this ashcan for $4 from this link.
Back a new instalment featuring books that are heating up based on the development of comic book movies and TV-shows news.
A book that is getting a lot of love this week is the Alan Moore Classic, The Man Who has Everything, featured in Superman Annual #11. This week it was announced that Supergirl would be developing this story into an episode on the series – Episode 13. This book is one of the best one story comic DC produced in the 80’s – featuring classic Alan Moore. This book was a 2015 $20 book. Having some peak sales and some low sales, but averaging around $20. This book had has PEAK sales in the last week of $80 (in stated less then Near Mint condition) and a lot of sales above $50. Not bad for one of Alan Moore’s best superhero work.
A book that has been seeing some movement in the past few months and was pointed out by TE in the comments by is Flash Annual #3 – the first appearance of the new Wally West. Coming out two months later and also labeled as the first appearance of the “New Flash” or “Future Flash” is Flash #30 of the New 52. Both of these books were heating up considerably in November selling for upwards of $25 each – the books aren’t currently hitting that peak but there is still room to move. Flash Annual #3 averages $8 on ebay with Flash #30 selling on average for $15 to $20.
The last book this week that is doing crazy things is Tales to Astonish #49. Last week the Captain America Civil War Funko Pops were released for order by retailers – noticably the Ant-Man Funko Pop was labeled “Giant-Man”. So the general thought is that based on this Ant-Man is going to become Giant-Man in the film. Forcing the first appearance of Giant-Man, Tales to Astonish #49, to start selling above guide*. If you can find this book – a lot of speculation value.
WHY DIDN’T I TALK ABOUT DEADPOOL? – I have a post on Deadpool in the works, yo!
Another week with a just two books to be looking for with great speculation value.
Wakfu is a french animated series from 2008 based on a video game. Distributed by Netflix in the US the Wakfu television series has a very large European audience. This week Titan Comics (based in the UK) have released a new series based on the television series. Wakfu #1 has two covers – both of which have sold out at the distributor level. This book is already selling in the $10 to $15 range. This is a book worth picking up!
Self-Storage #3 from 451 Media comics out this week and like previous 451 media releases has already been selling online in the $10 range. This book has great flip potential proving again 451 Media is not a publisher to be sleeping on!