InvestComics visited Tate’s Comics in Lauderhill Florida yesterday for the Hero Initiative DC Comics event. The event had George Perez, Alex Saviak and also an unannounced visit by Mr. Captain America himself Allen Bellman. It was a fantastic event that had about 35 original sketch covers (all Justice League of America) that were to be auctioned off at the store after the signing’s and sketches that George and Alex were doing for the flock of fans. InvestComics will have coverage of this event coming shortly on the site, but for now you can get a taste of what was on display there. Click on the image to the right to enlarge; It’s legend John Romita’s contribution to the Hero Initiative Justice League of America cover. It’s a beauty isn’t it?!
In this very short week of coverage, we go with a common theme that has run ramped throughout the comic book industry. It’s simply two words that will make any reader/collector cringe when they read it, “Status Quo”. Just like the “Death” in a comic book has become sort of a novelty, the Status Quo has just about run its course a while ago. This week though, three comic books stamp the claim that their “Changing of Status Quo” has arrived. Remember when the phrase Status Quo actually meant a little something? 2 Big events that actually were BIG EVENTS and they both happen to gave us that one issue that became a standalone, instantaneously becoming forever marked within the comic book history books and our brains. Talking about 1984’s Secret Wars and 1985’s Crisis on Infinite Earths. Now just by the mere mention of these two juggernaut events, a comic collector will remember a pair of key issues. One being Secret Wars #8 and the other being Crisis #7. No need to get into why these issues are special in their own way (you should know), but let the truth be known these issues “changed things!”
Now with all of that said regarding Status Quo we come to this week with the three claims. Two of the 3 books are forever doing this almost every month while one book will probably make good on their promise. X-Men Legacy #261 and Witchblade #152 declare the status quo mumbo jumbo on us. The book that will probably truly give us a story bending, mind blowing, event changing, gut wrenching WHAT?! will be Walking Dead #93. You can bet the house on this. No not the House of Ideas, or a New 52 deal, no this is Walking Dead.
Scroll through 3 nice covers coming out this week below.
See you next week.
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