Magazine Speculation Part 2: Warrior Magazine

As part of my new spec-ing on magazine series I have a new book to talk about. I’ve talked about this book before on numerous platforms but I don’t think I have fully discussed it here.

This article is an excerpt from the Comic Book Scalping video series, “This week in Speculation.” This article originally appeared in episode 5. This video and more can be found on our youtube channel.

Warrior Magazine #1 / 1982 Quality Comics

Warrior magazine was a UK comic book magazine published in 1982 by Quality Comics. For some reason the magazine is about a quarter of an inch larger vertically than the typical magazine. The first issue of Warrior Magazine features two stories by famed writer Alan Moore including the first published appearances of Miracleman – originally published as Marvelman.  Miracleman was reprinted by Eclipse Comics where the name was changed from Marvelman to Miracleman for trademark reasons and in the past five years Marvel comics has purchased the rights and stated there intent on finishing the Neil Gaiman storyline that abruptly ended at Miracleman #24 and subsequently publish new Miracleman stories. Neil Gaiman took over writing duties after Alan Moore left the title on Miracleman #16. Eclipse published 9 issues of Miracleman written by Neil Gaiman and he has stated his intent on returning with Marvel to finish his storyline.

The second story written by Alan Moore that appears in the first issue of Warrior Magazine is the first part and first appearance of V For Vendetta. The V for Vendetta ten part story was originally serialized and published through issues of Warrior Magazine before being republished by DC Comics.


Warrior Magazine is a great book to be purchasing and holding on to. As more people realize it’s importance, it will become more sought after. Because of its size CGC has stated they will not grade issues of Warrior Magazine, however, over the past few months more and more copies are turning up graded. Its very bizarre – while CGC has been rejecting some submitted copies of the magazine some copies of issue 1 are falling through the cracks and getting graded. So If you have a high grade copy, it might be worth rolling the dice.


I couldn’t find an image of any of the newly graded copies – but thats because I didn’t take any pictures of the three copies I personally witnessed come back from CGC.


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Week in Review March 21

A few things this week.

Elektra #2 1:25 Adi Granov variant cover comes out this week and is preselling for $80 to $100 online. Second issues are typically under-ordered so this one could have strong legs for the next few weeks. Definitely a book to be asking your local comic book store about.


Bleedingcool did an article today about the new Wolverine character that is being teased by Marvel in the upcoming X-Men event. Marvel released the cover images of X-Men Blue #5 and #6 but blurred out the new Wolverine character. Bleedingcool is saying that this teased character is Jimmy Hudson – Wolverines son (Not Daken – Another son). This seems like the most likely scenario. This character first appeared in Ultimate X #1 from 2010. There are a few variants for this book but most covers are currently selling for under $10. This is a book to be looking for and holding onto until we find out who this character is.

Skybound Entertainment finally revealed the comic book that would be offered in the Second Megabox. I previously wrote about the Skybound Megabox here – its a Skybound themed loot crate. The second box ships out at the end of this month and features FOUR  exclusive comic books. The First comic offered in this program is still selling for $40 and just today there was a sale for ONE of the comics in the second box that sold for $50! Here are the four exclusive comics – also included is a Vinyl figure (bloody or unbloody), a unannounced Mcfarlane studio toy AND MORE.


Catch-up Picks
Totally Awesome Hulk #3 (2016)
WHY? Flying out of the pages of the Monsters Unleashed Volume 2 series, Kid Kaiju is getting his own series at Marvel. Kid Kaiju is an 11 year old child whose drawings manifest themselves. In Near Mint condition this book has flown off most online marketplaces, its not selling well raw but if the Kid Kaiju series does well this book will start to pick up. Also, CGC 9.8 copies of this book are selling north of $100.

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New Avengers #8  (2013)
WHY? This was brought up by Comicsheatingup last week. New Avengers #8 is the first appearance of The Black Order. The Black Order is the name given to a group of Thanos’ Henchmen. The Black order have been confirmed to be appearing in the Avengers Infinity War film. This week this book has been selling for $10 to $18.

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Week in Review: After SDCC JULY 27

Three things of note this week

I’ve read a lot of people talking about But Like Maybe #1 this week. This book is entirely an example of the current modern pump and dump. The book is not selling above cover online but “speculators” are saying its a great pick. Don’t be fooled. The book is “the first comic to be based on an instagram user”. Also – Its still available on Diamond!

This week the big news came about about the character Kurt Russell will be playing in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 2 film. It was revealed at SDCC he would be playing Ego the Living Planet, which in itself sounds insane. There should be other appearances of this character that will go up in value over time, but right now the books to look for are the first cameo and first full appearances – Thor #132 and Thor #133.

Currently these books can be found in the wild for under $50 with some bargain $10 to $20 copies. These are both books to start looking for as they are going crazy on ebay with Thor #132 and #133 being on fire!

An earlier version of this post said Ego’s first cameo appearance was in Thor #131. It is not. However, Thor #131 features the first appearance of the Rigellians. The Rigellians are known as “colonizers” in the Marvel Universe and based on how Ego The Living Planet (WHO EATS OTHER WORLDS) develops, this could be another key guardians of the Galaxy book. (So not a bad book to be looking for)


Thor #202 is also worth mentioning as it features the first appearance of Ego in (arguably) his first human form. As in Thor #202 Ego comes to Earth and fights the Asgardians. – This book has been selling for $20 to $30 – which is up from the $10 of a few weeks ago.

Another silver age book that has started going up in price online is Flash #128. Good to Very Good copies of this book have started to sell for $40! Which is almost double what they were selling for three months ago! Flash #128 features the first appearance of Abra Kadabra. DC seems to be building this character up, with him rumored to appear on the upcoming Flash Point season of the Flash.


(This character has been rumored to appear on the show for some time, however now it seems the CW is really moving forward with the character.)
However – as posted on Bleedingcool – This weeks Titan #1 comic reveals that Dr. Manhattan might not be the reason behind the New 52 and now the rebirth storyline (where 5 years were lost).


DC has confirmed that Dr. Manhattan and the Watchmen DC Universe build up is happening so this is probably just a red herring, however, the book is starting to sell based on this news.

BIG SHOUT OUT TO William Zachman, Lincoln Spader and Jeff “Nebo” N for there help with this post!


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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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Hollywood Daze: Deadpool / Enourmous

Yay! Week of February 15 in review: AKA Hollywood Daze! 
This first point was pointed out to me by Nathan Ebner in the Google Plus

The Deadpool movie is filming in Vancouver in the summer and today there was a new casting announcement. Gina Carona has been signed on and linked to the character Angel Dust. This is a real marvel character who first appeared in Morlocks #1 from 2002. This book is published by Marvel and written by Geoff Johns, so expect to find these far in the back issue bins. Every copy under $10 on ebay has sold since this morning. This book has a lot of potential, had a relatively high print run, and should be easy for you to find.

Morlocks #1 – First Angel Dust.

This next piece of information comes comes from Comicsheatingup

Deadline announced this morning that the Tim Daniel’s Enormous series had been picked up by Fox and is being developed into a TV-Show. Before today the going rate for Enormous #1 was $25, that has quickly doubled with the most recent ebay auction ending at $60! This book is on fire.


This book is hard to come by, but if you’re holding on to copies, now is the time to sell!

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