Week in Review: September 27

This was a big week for comic book stores with the release of Marvel’s Legacy #1 but there are really only a few books you should be looking for.

This week sees the release of Spider-Gwen #24. Spider-Gwen #24 has a few store variants (some sold out in presale and are selling great online) but the regular cover has been selling for $8 to $15 online. This book features the first full appearance of Gwenom.

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Following the release of The Walking Dead #171 pink signature variant, Skybound’s Red Neck #6 Cover B has a pink signature variant. No word on print run or rarity – as of this posting there have been three sales of this book at $40 each. The pink signature surprise variant might be a trend we start seeing with the next few Image / Skybound comic releases.

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Later this week I will be doing a post with about updated Hollywood projects. Stay tuned.

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Week in Review: October 27

This week sees the release of the mini-Free Comic Book day Comic Book Store holiday known as Halloween fest. Halloween Fest is another comic book store event, like free comic book day, one day a year where retailers give out special Halloweenfest edition comic books.

Among this years books is the second appearances of Dollface, Zombie Tramp Vs The Doll-Faced Witch Hunter #1– Dollface is the new Action lab comic series from the creator of Zombie Tramp, Dan Mendoza. Like Zombie Tramp, Dollface was a book that was successfully crowd-funded through Kickstarter. The first appearance of Dollface appeared in a Dollface #1 issue that was given out at the Baltimore Retailer Summit from Action Lab Comics (released September 3, 2016) – The first appearance is being published in December through Mendonza for Kickstarter funders while Action Lab is releasing Dollface #1 to comic book stores for January. So the halloween comicfest edition will be the first time comic book stores see a Dollface comic.

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Why is this important? Zombie tramp has built up a cult following where the first print, first appearance of the character in near mint condition sells for north of $1000 and the Action Lab #1 sells for $10 to $20. Dollface coming from the same creator and same crowd funded based origin means this book could already have a following.
Also worth highlighting is that this Halloween comicfest comic is already selling for $8 to $12 online. Not bad for something you can pick up for free at your LCS on October 29.

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Another book that has started to see some heat is the Eclipse series by Timothy Truman, Scout. Scout #1 has flown off ebay at reasonable prices – the cheapest available copy on ebay is $20. Scout has been optioned by Studio 8 who wants to turn the comic series into a live action film. This is great news considering this book is more often then not found for $1 at comic book shows and comic book stores with bargain sections!

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Book to Look for: Hillbilly #1

After a fairly lengthy absence from the publication scene and after bringing his Goon monthly series to Dark Horse Comics, Eric Powell has relaunched his creator-owned Comic publishing imprint, Albatross Funnybooks. A company that has been very quiet since the publishing of Chimichanga in early 2010.

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Last week, Under the Albatross Funnybooks label, Powell released the first issue of what he describes of the publishers new “flagship” book – Hillbilly #1. It appears as if Powell has moved on from the Goon title in the comic medium and is focusing on the development of the Goon film, which makes Hillbilly the new character you’ll be seeing Powell write and draw. With two more issues already solicited in diamond and a proposed 12 issues first arc, Hillbilly #1 could have some legs long term.

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Hillbilly #1 is currently selling for a few dollars above cover and is trending upwards with one or two sales hitting the $10 mark. Hillbilly #1 has great speculation potential for both the quick flip and the long term hold.

UPDATE FROM MY LAST POST: EB Games Corporate has told all stores to stop selling the Deadpool Cowboy Funkos until July 12. So if you have any, sell them now, because this is a sign that larger quantities are soon to be released both through EB Games and Gamestop (USA).

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DC Rebirth

A lot of crazy stuff happening this week so lets get right to it.

This week Henchgirl has been on fire – with the Scout Comics issue #1 selling for $70 to $90 online. Its not even the first appearance of Henchgirl and is just old material reprinted! Its crazy!

The big news though (as covered by Bleedingcool and CHU) is the leaking of this week’s issue of Rebirth #1, the starting of DC’s new universe (or whatever they’re going for at the moment). Someone (apparently in the press) received a copy and started revealing spoilers of the book on Reddit. This person has since been banned on Reddit, however, it is a very genuine post.

So what did we learn? Wally West is back but that has been hinted at for months. The big news is the Watchmen are now members of the DCU. What’s more is that Dr. Manhattan created the DC Universe. That finger on the cover of Rebirth #1? That’s a swipe at Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam with Dr. Manhattan. This also means that Alan Moore created the DC Universe.

Speculation wise: Watchmen #1‘s are selling like no tomorrow on ebay but there are a few other books to be looking for.

Watchmen #12 – In this book Dr. Manhattan makes a very poignant exit scene. Suggesting an early appearance of the NEW DC Universe.

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Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #4 – Dr. Manhattan creates his first universe. This book is already selling for $30 to $35 – with no combo-pack variants available for sale online since the news. This book seems to have great quick flip potential as it’s currently being pinned as the origin of the DC Rebirth Universe.

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The last book that you should be looking for which is already selling for big bucks (five confirmed sales of CGC 9.8 copies selling above $400 – when GPA is $300) is DC Spotlight #1. This is the first appearance of both Frank Miller’s Dark Night AND the Watchmen. Raw copies have been selling for $40 to $80 in ranging conditions. This book has great potential for growth as Watchmen begins to be built into the DCU.

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DC and NBC’s new Workplace Comedy “Powerless”

 

Two weeks ago DC Announced a partnership with NBC for a workplace comedy titled “Powerless”. Little information was revealed except that a pilot was being filmed and that the series would feature Crimson Fox and that the series would focus on the super-heroes’ “normal” human counterparts. Since then, pictures from the set have leaked online displaying Crimson Fox in all her glory. Crimson Fox’s first appearances are all dollar books and up until this announcement held very little if any value.

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Crimson Fox first appeared in Justice League of Europe #6 in a very short, “shown on a newspaper”, scene. (see below).

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This was a very brief appearance, however, this is Crimson Fox’s first appearance. Crimson Fox didn’t appear again until Justice League of Europe #23 – which not only features Crimson Fox’s first full appearance, she is also featured prominently on the cover.

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Both of these books, while currently selling for under $10 online, are sure to grow as more news unfolds about the Powerless TV series. These books are worth buying and holding on to.

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Week in Review: Lets Talk about the Walking Dead

In a preview clip for this weeks episode of the Walking Dead a clear spoiler presents itself. It is assumed that Father Gabriele is walking next to what appears to be large tiger prints. (CLIP FOUND HERE)

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So the speculation is that Morgan is soon to discover the Kingdom which will lead into the introduction of Ezikel, his group, and Shiva (Ezikel’s tiger). First appearing in Walking Dead #108 – This book has been selling on average for $30 in near mint condition, but now is the time to be buying because next week this book WILL start trending upwards.

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Other books to be thinking about are this months Marvel / Disney title, The Haunted Mansion #1 (sold out at the distributor). The first print regular cover is selling for $10 and has been trending upwards.

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Monstress #1 – The first print of this new Image title has been selling for $20 to $30, while the second print (as pointed out by Comics Heating up) has been selling on average for $50 with peak sales of almost $100! The third print has also been selling above cover averaging $10.

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WORD?! Spotlight on Steven Universe

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One book I only recently started to pay attention to was Boom Studios Kids title, Steven Universe. Currently in its eighth issue all back issues of Steven Universe sell above cover suggesting a small print run that barely meets demand. There was an allocation issue with issue 6 that might have put this book on your radar however all issues sell on the secondary market above cover – where #6 is the clear winner the other issues should not be ignored.

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Below are the current sale prices of Boom Town’s Steven Universe.
Issue #1 sells on average for $10 to $15
Steven Universe #2 and #3 sell around $15
Steven Universe #4 and #5 sell for $10 where Steven Universe #6 on average sells for $40. The last two available issues, Issue #7 and #8 sell for $15 to $20.

Heres the best part of this post.

Many of these issues are still available for $3.99 at the Boom Town website including an array of issue #1 variants! a lot of meat left of these bones!

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