Alana’s Quick Spec: Send in the Clown

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Looks like one of the villains for the Hawkeye show will be the Clown first appearing in Hawkeye #9 (vol. 4). One panel cameo in issue #9 and Hawkeye #10 for the first full appearance. (His wilkpedia will say #8 but he is not in that book at all.)

30 thoughts on “Alana’s Quick Spec: Send in the Clown”

  1. Please help Side note, which key character and comic you buying or own? And reason why for the ones you aint.
    Miles Morales, Riri Williams, Spider Gwen and Kamala Khan.

      1. Been a big of Alana, you Anthony and Poyo, wanted to get all 3 of your opinion on this if you wouldnt mind. The 4 keys im looking at is Fall out 4, Captain Marvel 17 2nd print, Invincible Ironman 9 and Edge of Spiderverse 2. Wanted to get you guys thoughts on which ones to get which ones not to get and how would u rank the ones to get, much appreciated it

          1. I really appreciate the feedback. I agree that Miles and Gwen are 1, 2 for sure. For one they are part of the Spider world which pretty much Is the most popular. Second, both books have them on the cover with costume and a clear first appearance. Third they have already proven in the box office.

            RiRi and Kamala I agree are also good choices, but for one they have to still prove on a streaming service for starters. Also a lot of confusion surrounds their first appearance books. For RiRi shes not on the cover or you cant see her face unless you count those small bubbles. For Kamala shes on the cover but shes not really in the book?

            The one thing I will say about RiRi and Kamala is they have some great variants. For RiRi Invincible Iron Man 1 is the first time she is referenced as Iron heart, the cover literally says she becomes Iron heart and the Variants are amazing as they put some respect on her and show her whole face and body not just some small bubble.
            Also Ms Marvel has that amazing Ms Marvel 2 Variant.

            So after processing your feedback I think im going to grab a Miles and Gwen 1st and for RiRi and Kamala stick to their variants 🙂

          2. What would your def of a good deal be? In other words If I wanted to get a 9.8 under what price point should I aim for miles and gwen?

        1. I would rank them
          1.Knull hehehe
          2. Gwen
          3. Miles
          4. RiRi
          5. Kamala 2nd print
          People don’t have a problem moving on from their 2nd print the book outside of the cover isn’t much of Kamala anyway. People hold their Gwens make up new variants with super black colors and what not.

          1. On a side note, do you recommend
            Venom 4 2nd print? I love that it has miles on the cover but Im worried because you mentioned its not really Knull miles is hitting? But than again you mentioned 4 can be Knulls 1st full? So not sure if you think Venom 4 2nd print is a good pick

          2. Also another side note, Ultimate Comics Spider Man Vol 2 issue 1 has a lot going for it. Origin of Miles Morales, 2nd App, plus 1st app of Dr Marcus who becomes his worlds Venom.

            Also outside of the Variant for Fallout 4 this is the first time we see Cover A in his black costume

          3. How do you feel about Spider Gwen Ghost Spider 10, first Spider Gwen Carnage, same level as Spider Gwen 24 first Spider Gwen Venom?

          4. Which RiRi you getting? How you feel about her variant for Invincible Iron Man 1 with Tony stark? You like that better than Issue 9 2nd print where her face is just in a small bubble? Or 1st print no face?

        2. I would rank them close to what Alana ranked as.. but pushing Spider-Gwen down a notch and Kamala up a level.

          1. Knull
          2. Miles Morales
          3. Spider-Gwen
          4. Kamala Kahn
          5. Riri
          6. Silk
          7. Black Winter

          And I threw in Silk and Black Winter as well. I know Knull, Silk and Black Winter weren’t on your “hit list” but I think they’re important, particularly Black Winter since you can still get them for cheap (under the $50 or so range).

          I think Knull is starting to top out but will remain important. Miles has topped out but I don’t think we’ll see his UF4 drop to terribly much anytime soon, might be a slow gradual decline and then over time will start to increase again as popularity continues. Spider-Gwen I think is leveling off, she’s already made it in Spider-Verse movie but it’ll stay around the same, probably same type of roller coaster ride Miles will take.

          I’m still unsure about Riri. I just don’t get the good vibes from this character. I don’t think she’s gonna have the same potential as the others. I might be wrong though.. but still not a bad pickup if found cheap. She’s already turned into Iron Heart and not Iron Man, if she were to become the new Iron Man in say, the MCU, then maybe but I don’t think most want that to happen.

          Kamala Kahn I think will only go up over time. If you got the money for that 2nd print, it’s not a bad buy for the long term gamble. I think it’s still a good buy for her other books though, both CM14 and CM17 regulars are both good pickups.

          Silk is highly underrated and we need Marvel to bring her back in her own series and she needs to show up in a movie already. I think she would be very popular if that wree to happen so grabbing her books now is a must I think.

          Grab Black Winter while they’re still cheap and before they become $100+ books..

            1. I would buy Thor 1-5 if you can buy them at cover which is becoming less and less likely. For a lot of this you are already behind the curve and will end up paying way more than you should have.

        3. hello sir.i would buy those books in the following order .ultimate fallout #4 miles is the wolverine of this gerenation. then go and buy all the prints all seven prints of edge of spiderverse #2.i can see spidergwen getting her own movie soon.plus she is a cost play all-star.3.captain marvel #17 second print .ms marvel has her own show is becoming a cost play all star plus mickey mouse has her for a show on his Disney plus service .I would buy the second print of invicable iron man #9and then the first print .rere will be ins omething soon I guess.also don’t forget books like champions #1& the generations one shoots.love you all blind adam out

          1. “plus she is a cost play all-star”

            Heh.. that only matters to some but I think has zero bearing on value for comics.

            Plus, one reason the cosplay is so popular with Spider-Gwen, it’s just damn easy costume to put together with zero complicated pieces. It’s like a onsie and you’re done. 😉

            1. I kinda feel that Harley Quinn owns the mantle of the decades Wolverine for 2010-2020 she was a $50 book 2009ish. If it’s not Harley Quinn it would be The Walking Dead is the Wolverine of this generation. I’d put Miles in third or fourth for Wolverine of his generation lots to compete with.

              1. Alana,
                On a side note, do you recommend
                Venom 4 2nd print? I love that it has miles on the cover but Im worried because you mentioned its not really Knull miles is hitting? But than again you mentioned 4 can be Knulls 1st full? So not sure if you think Venom 4 2nd print is a good pic

                1. I recommend all printings of Venom #4 if you can find them at $25 or below. The 3rd print getting up there so it will cost you the 2nd is following suit so which ever one you like.

                1. I would get 2nd print variant over point one variant. But point one first print over Captain Marvel #14, #17 1st print.

              2. Alana, How do you feel about Spider Gwen Ghost Spider 10, first Spider Gwen Carnage, same level as Spider Gwen 24 first Spider Gwen Venom?

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