Last week Marvel issued a notice to comic book retailers letting them know that the recent, Marvel Rising: Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl #1 was being reprinted because the issue sent out to stores was missing a page. This book has three covers and they have been selling sporadically online.
This week DC has told retailers to call certain copies of Batman Kings of Fear #1 in as damaged due to a printing error. One of the panels has a weird text that reads “Batman:What Knight” – it is very out of place. While I haven’t been able to find copies of this book that don’t feature the error, DC has stated not all copies are affected.
These books are great books to be purchasing and holding onto. While both of these books have large print run, DC and Marvel error / recalled books go up in value over time, especially in high grade condition. Two examples of these kind of books that perform very well are All Star Batman and Robin #10 and Wolverine #131 – both of these books had very large print runs and they sell very well in both raw high grade condition and in Graded CGC 9.8.
Marvel’s a weird company. I haven’t enjoyed any titles they’ve come out with as of recent, they just don’t do anything for me anymore. I don’t think I’m alone – Marvel is making some big changes as of late in terms of artist direction. They keep making the new writer this, delayed writer, replacement writer that, but they are doing some pretty interesting things with their art. They’re giving artist’s like Marco Rudy and Mike Del Mondo interior page gigs with total control of the subject matter. Mike Del Mondo’s new Elektra book was designed with large landscape fold out pages as part of the story! In short – marvel is trying to do some new things.
Ms. Marvel #1 has shown a lot of growth as of recent, and almost all of the early first volume back issues are getting harder to find. As well, Spider-Woman #1 and Marvel Spotlight #32, both regarded as the first appearance of Spider-Woman, have seen a lot of growth – Those two books just keep spiking higher and higher. There has also been some talk of recent of doing a new The Dazzler title. The Dazzler, a character right out of the cocaine aspect of the disco era. And She-Hulk #1. She-Hulk #1 is selling online when a few months ago they were almost unsellable!
SO what am I saying? Marvel is reaching out to its woman characters and there is a lot of growth in those titles. Something’s happening with these marvel female characters.
Heres a run down of books I think you should buy Ms. Marvel Volume 1 any issues – specifically #1 She-Hulk #1 Marvel Spotlight #32 and Spider-Woman #1 X-Men #130 First appearance of The Dazzler