Oblivion Song is a new on-going series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Skybound Comics. Any time Robert Kirkman has a new series out there is usually a lot of hype behind it, the last time Kirkman released a new on-going series, Thief of Thieves, first prints sold out at the distributor level and the book was quickly “optioned” by AMC studios. Keeping all of this in mind, the new Kirkman series Oblivion Song is one to be thinking about. The first issue of the series is released in March.
This week Skybound sent retailers a trade paperback edition of Oblivion Song. This trade features the first four issues of the Oblivion Song series in print. This is so Skybound can increase interest in the series and get retailers to increase their orders. This trade paperback was first given out at New York Comic Con’s Skybound retailer conference making the trade paperback the first appearance of the series. I did read the trade paperback a few months ago and I highly recommend this series. Now is the time to be asking your local comic book store what they are doing with there copy. If Oblivion Song blows up like every other creator owned Robert Kirkman series, this is a book you will want to be holding on to long term.
One other thing to note, on release there will be a limited to 1000 deluxe collectors edition of Oblivion Song, this comes with a statue and a foil edition comic – this item will be allocated and will sell out. Now is a good time to be putting preorders in for this item.
It is also worth noting that the new image comic, Ice Cream Man #1, which was released this week has steadily been selling for $10+ online. This is an anthology book, where each issue is supposed to be a one-shot, so new readers can jump on at any point.
This week one book that has a few sales above $10 is the Call of the Suicide Forest #1. This book is the second volume of the Amigo Comics “Suicide Forest” series. There is really no reason for this book to be selling well given the first volume’s #1 issue has had two sales in the past two months both under $5. Prices will not stay at this level so this isn’t a book I would be holding on to.
Teether #1 is another indie press book that has been getting some attention on the secondary market. This book is published by Antartic Press and has has sold out at Diamond. There have been at least ten sales on ebay where copies of Teether #1 have sold above $10. There is also a limited to 300 retailer variant for this book.
An older book that has started heating up very recently is the Demon Annual #2. This book started picking up steam when Geoff Johns was asked about the character at a DC Comics panel in DC where he confirmed he was trying to bring Hitman into the DC Television universe. There has been no official announcement. The first appearance of Hitman, Demon Annual #2 is currently selling for $25 to $30 in near mint condition. These prices are up from the $10 / 15 of last week.
It was announced this week that Sony was making a live action movie about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. This is sure to bring more attention to DC Comics Presents #47 – the first appearance of He-Man in comics.
Joe Benitez creator of Lady Mechanika took to facebook this week to announce his Lady Mechanika creator owned series had been optioned for a television series. Lady Mechanika has been a popular indie series upon release, since this news broke there has been a lot of interest in the series first issue Lady Mechanika #0 and its various printings and variants. Something that has been largely ignored is that Lady Mechanika first appeared in a pin-up piece by Joe Benitez in Worlds of Aspen FCBD 2010. This book could see a lot of interest if the television series ever comes to fruition.
It was also confirmed this week that Adam Warlock would be appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Another week, another three books to be on the look out. All three of these books have sold out at Diamond Comics Distributors and all three of these comics are selling for above cover and heating up on ebay!
Another new release from 451 media usually means another week of talking about 451 Media. This week is no exception seeing the release of the second issue of Sunflower – the first book to start heating up from the publisher. Sunflower #2 is no exception from the previous releases from this publisher and is already selling for $10 on ebay. This is a book to be looking for as there is certainly a lot of moving room with this relatively new publisher.
Another new publisher to just hit the scene this week is Overground comics releasing two new series but really only one of note. Graduate #1 – written by Jon Hughes and with art from fashion designer Celia Callie. This book has been fetching double cover on the online market and is starting to creep up. Another book to be keeping an eye out for.
The last book that came out this week that you should be looking for is Z2 Comics’s Carver A Paris Story #1. This book sold out on Diamond a week before release and features a 1:2 variant cover by Paul Pope. This is another book already selling for double cover.
Something else to be thinking about is the Black Mask Mailing List Variant Set. This set will probably eventually be made available to the public – but its currently being offered on the Black Mask website for $50 – featuring all new variant covers by Alexis Zirrit of Space Riders the book includes a Black Mask T-Shirt and new covers for Young Terrorists #1, We Can Never go Home #1, Liberator #1, Ballistic Volume one Trade Paperback and a Godkiller Volume one Trade paperback. Also there is a one in 100 chance of receiving a Black Mask golden ticket, something that still hasn’t been revealed yet. Something to be checking out!
I’m not really following Marvel’s current storylines. I was really into Daredevil until Shadowland ended. Never could get back into the Marvel U after they kept re-writing it, so excuse me for being slow on this one.
This was first pointed out by the homies at The Dakoit’s Comic Book Speculation.
Marvel has brought back Marvel Zombies to the Marvel Universe. This time they’ve brought back an old character that is only now getting noterity.
Elsa Bloodstone is the daughter of a Ulysses Bloodstone – a character who had a gem of power that let him live forever, he eventually became a mercenary who mainly hunts monsters – and Yes it is the same Bloodstone as Captain America Bloodstone First appearance of Crossbones. Eventually his daughter is given fragments of the stone. Right now the first appearance of Elsa Bloodstone – the new monster hunter in the Marvel Universe is gaining steam – two weeks ago this book sold for under $3 online, today it sells for upwards of $15+. This book is very much a dollar book but with Marvel’s new Female character focus, this book has a lot of potential down the road.
Bloodstone #1 (2001)
Another book that could become relevant based on how Marvel uses Elsa is the first appearances of Ulysses Bloodstone, her father.
Marvel Presents #1 Bloodstone (1975) – First appearance of Ulysses Bloodstone
Remember yesterday when I said there would be more posts about Avengers: Age of Ultron? Well, we’re under 30 days before the new film premiers and here is another post all about the age of ULT. Bleedingcool posted an article yesterday about Dr. Helen Cho appearing in the Age of ULT being played by Korean actor Claudia Kim. A lot of female power focused magazines have done exposes spotlighting the actress.
Bleedingcool’s article suggests that based on Helen Cho appearing in the Age of ULT, her son, Amadeus Cho (member of the Illuminati) will appear in the film. Which is very likely, however, if he doesn’t appear in this film marvel has built a place where he can appear in future franchise movies. While Amadeus’s first appearance has been selling for $10 to $20 in near mint raw condition, no one has really talked about the confirmed character to appear in the film, Helen Cho and her first appearance.
Amazing Fantasy Volume 2 #15 (published in 2006) is the first appearance of Amadeus’s Cho and has spotlighted by Bleedingcool will go up in value, just based on there article so you should be looking for it.
Dr. Helen Cho, confirmed to appear in the film, first appears in The Incredible Hercules #133 (published in 2009), which has a regular cover and a pretty cool 1:15 Marvel 75 Anniversary Variant cover. This is also the origin issue for Amadeus Cho. Both this and the first appearance of Amadeus have a lot of Age of ULT potential.
Yesterday it was announced that Mark Millar had partnered with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura for the film adaptation of Jupiter’s Legacy. This is what? The 5 Mark Millar Project to have some kind of hollywood optioning? Remember it was just last year at this time Fox announced it was going to optioning Superior for the Big Screen – and there has been NO news since. This is a little different because Di Bonaventura is a producer, best known for G. I. Joe Films. So Jupiter’s Legacy has a better chance of being the next Secret Service.
The second volume of Jupiter’s Legacy – Jupiter’s Circle #1 came out this week while the first issue from the first volume can still be found for cover price at most comic book stores. Sales were so poor for this title that there is a strong possibility you can find issue #1’s in the dollar bins of your local comic book store.
The book to look for now is the 1:20 variant cover, which you can still find for anywhere from $6 to $15 online. This is the book that people are going to be looking as more news comes out, if more news comes out about this film.
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