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!
This is my 300th post. Yay! I’ve been lacking in the posts recently but I’m still doing at least one post a week!
Not a whole lot has been happening in the last few weeks comic speculation wise, however, in the last few days some really good news came out about Paul Pope’s creator owned series Battling Boy. Published by first second, Battling Boy was first designed as being a comic book but production company interest before the book was even completed resulting in Paul Pope inking a film deal.
This week only a few weeks after the release of the second volume of Battling Boy, The Rise of Aurora West, a director has been named for the Battling Boy film produced by Plan B Entertainment. This means that a lot of money and production hours are being spent on this project. The book to be looking for is the first appearance of Battling Boy – The Death of Haggard West #1. Published as a 32-page comic this prelude to the first Battling Boy Graphic Novel was available in limited quantities upon release and sold for upwards of $10 to $15 when it came out .The book has recently cooled off, but with production revving up on the Battling Boy project, this is a book to be looking for and holding on to.
Titan publishing comes out with new titles that keep selling out, going to second printings where the first print becomes a collector item. This has been a common theme in the past few months in the order Marvel / DC / Image Comics retailer environment, where new smaller publishing companies don’t get as much ordering attention.
This is the second time Titan comics has published a Tank Girl comics and this is the second time the issue has sold out and started heating up on ebay. 21st Century Tank Girl is a clear winner with issue #1 already going into a third printing with first printings hitting up to $20! With issue #2 – a risque pin up style cover selling for $10+. Issue #3 hasn’t even come out yet and this book is pure speculator gold.
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Marvels current event brings all of the previous historical story lines together only to evolve into an all new universe. This has brought some older first appearances to the forefront resulting in growing interest in the following two universes.
Weird World – Weird World #1 (2015) written by Jason Aaron comes out this week, Weird World is described as “the wildest, most dangerous new corner of the Marvel Universe.” The Weird World Universe first appears in Marvel Premiere #38 (1977), This book has virtually disappeared from online marketplaces. This book hasn’t started heating up yet but the potential is there.
Future Imperfect – The Hulk: Future Imperfect #1 and #2 set from 1992 has been selling on average for $20 as a set with #1 floating around $10 to $15. These are regularly found for under $5. The new Future Imperfect storyline came out last week largley focused on Maestro which has suggested that this character, the Hulk “overload” in the future will be involved in the new Marvel Relaunch. Maestro and the Future imperfect storyline both first appear in Future Imperfect #1 another book you should be looking for and picking up.
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