April 10th Books
Batman Who Laughs #4 Kaare Andrews Variant – 103,645
Batman Who Laughs #4 was or is a great cover, huge print run. Easy to get. Can still find this one online and likely at your local retailers.
We saw Arkham Knight make the first appearance in the regular ongoing DC title with a brief appearance in the giant #1000 issue.
Everyone was likely expecting the same character behind the mask but we all got a surprise when it was revealed to be an entirely new character named Astrid Arkham (which occurred in Detective Comics #1003).
Faithless #1 – 12,596
This 12,596 was the total print run for the Lotay Variant, almost as big as both Cover A and C combined which had a print run of 16,308.
Reaching a peak of around $15 early on and it seems sets of all 3 covers were selling well, this is now a $5 or so book. I think once this was released, we found out how easy they were to obtain.
Obviously I won’t be posting a picture of this one as it was pretty raunchy if you ask me.
Immortal Hulk #2 4th Printing – 5,698
Immortal Hulk dominates the weekly headlines it seems. If it’s not a new printing of a new monthly issue it’s a reprint.
Seems like these new additional printings are gonna keep on coming. Immortal Hulk #2 4th Printing is not the end either. There was a 5th printing with another 1:25 virgin ratio printing as well. Can still find these online as Midtown still has them available.
There’s a Immortal Hulk Directors Cut #2 (of 6) coming this August. Usually these director cuts are for first issues but apparently they’re making an exception for this title.
I beginning to think Marvel is taking this series a bit too far. It’s a great read but they’re really going overboard I think.
Marvel Tales Thanos #1 Bartel Virgin Cover – 11,840
Marvel Tales Thanos #1 Bartel Virgin Variant is that impossible variant. With the hefty $7.99 price tags these carry, most shops weren’t going to order a book to qualify and sit on so many books with almost a trade paperback price tag.
This one is still a solid $100 book on the secondary market. Unless you found for cheap though, not a lot of wiggle room for profit if you grabbed to flip.
That’s Part I for April 2019. Hopefully we’ll have Part II up soon to conclude this month in review.