No Blockbusters for this 4th of July week,
maybe some small firecrackers…..
Batman # 678. Batman R.I.P. continues to make an impact on the market. The first part of this storyline is sold out at stores everywhere and be ready to put down $10 if you want it. DC claims this storyline is going to change the status quo of Batman, as well as a possible new costume hinted. Will it happen in this issue? Doesn’t matter, R.I.P. is ALIVE and well. Buy this and stop thinking if you should or not.
Squadron Supreme 2 #1. Here we have one of those comics we’re not too sure of. We have a NEW artist MARCO TURINI (whose work looks real good from the previews). Then you have veteran Howard Chaykin at the writing helm (fans either like this guy or they don’t). And last but not least Greg Land providing the cover for the #1 issue (many fans, love to hate this guy). Add all of that and what do you have? Not sure. This is probably going to end up being a good read, ain’t NOTHING wrong with that! Meantime, if you have a few extra dollars around, pick up the 1st appearance of the Squad with Avengers #85. Buy a nice copy for $65 and you’ve done well.
Ultimate Origins #2. Wow look at that Variant Cap cover by Gabrielle Dell Otto. This series is probably going to pick up more steam as it rolls on. As the story picks up and the buzz starts getting louder, these back issues are going to be snatched up. Get this Variant and sell it when the Captain America movie grosses over the 400 million mark. By then everyone will be buying anything Cap and this cover is bad ass. (speaking of that, looks like Cap has been working those gluts huh?)
Billy Batson and The Magic of Shazam #1. Mike Kunkel will be leading the way for DC’s new title under their Johnny DC imprint (the first being Tiny Titans). Kunkel won the Eisner award for Herobear and the Kid. He also has kudos with the cartoon network show The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. So what we have here is Kunkel doing his thing and a hero that has always appealed to the masses. Shazam! = cha-ching!
Gather your change together, it’s a BIG week.
Skaar is coming! The son of the Hulk. With the new Hulk movie due to arrive this Friday, Marvel has decided to time this perfectly. Marvel brings the SON of Hulk to the Marvel Universe and has HOT written ALL over it. Skaar’s 1st appearance will bang the charts real hard when this book gets hot (which it will!). World War Hulk #5 can be had on Ebay right now for $3.99. Buy this comic ASAP! Skaar #1 will fly off the shelves which in turn will have collectors scrambling for WWH #5. One more thing, Marvel is also releasing a secret Variant cover by fantasy artist extraordinaire Julie Bell, a 1-20 variant that is going to be big bucks when all is said and done. Check out Julie’s cover at left. Nice…………..
1976 Jack (King) Kirby gave his fans one of his last cosmic adventures, this week Marvel gives Eternals fans a new ongoing series. Kirby’s #1 from 32 years ago was sold on Ebay recently for $4.99?!? Wow and wow. That is unreal for a Bronze age comic that is about to explode at the seams when the new series hits. With the renewed interest in the Cosmic universe, this new series is going to be big. Check out the nice white variant #1 issue to the right. This series is going no place but up. Get the 1976 issue and variant, sell as a bundle on Ebay a few months from now and you’ll be happy you did.
An Image Comic will hit a milestone this week with it’s 50th issue. Invincible will accomplish this feat with a beauty of a cover. Invincible is still one of the hottest comics Image has in their arsenal. No question that this comic brings it month in and month out. This comic shows NO signs of slowing down, nor will it for a LONG LONG time. Get the very 1st appearance in Noble Causes #3 for less than $10 on Ebay! You cannot go wrong with picking this comic up. HOLD this comic for years to come because it’s going to be a GEM. Pick up the 50th issue as well and hold it for a LONG LONG time. While you’re at it, get the regular series #1 issue too! Simply put here, Invincible will be a collector item. Get them now.
IC’s sleeper of the week. Image Comics, Charlatan Ball #1.