Image Comics ‘Term Life’ to be made by Vince Vaugn

The team that brought you ‘Couples Retreat,’ Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley are set to turn Image Comics Graphic Novel ‘Term Life’ into a film according to Hollywood reporter, See the original article here. A quick check of eBay shows there are no copies selling in the US. Amazon shows quiet a few for sale below cover price.On Amazon for around $12.

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Story description from Amazon: If Nick Barrow can stay alive for 21 days he’ll die happy! Everyone Nick knows wants him dead; Mob bosses, contract killers, and dirty cops. Performing the last act of a desperate man, Nick takes out a million dollar insurance policy on himself, payable to his estranged daughter. The problem? The policy doesn’t take effect for 21 days… and Nick knows they’ll be lucky to be alive for twenty-one hours!

‘Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray’ to become ongoing series

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Five Ghosts the Haunting of Fabian Gray is going to be an ongoing series. Frank Barbiere stated at Hero’s Con this weekend he had big news about the series. Looks like the official announcement is coming soon.

I had spoken to Frank Barbiere a few weeks ago at a signing and he stated he let the news loose unofficially via twitter and Image didn’t react to much to him saying so. He also said it will continue with legacy numbering (not a series of mini series) but the name would be changing. It will still be called Five Ghosts but the subtitle will be changing.

Ten Grand issue 1 print run

As we reported on May 9th, the J Michael Stracznski comic ‘Ten Grand’ sold out its first issue at the distributor level in one week. With 67,218 copies printed of the first issue first print this should place the book within the top 20 issues sold for May.

The second issue, as well as the second print of number one, came out this week.

The second book in the Joe’s Comics line, ‘Sidekick’ debuts at San Diego Comic Con with a con exclusive variant and then later that month with at comic shops.

10,000 Hits

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I wanted to give a personal thank you to everyone who has stopped by and read my blog. In just three short months of existence, we have gotten 10,000 hits. I think that is pretty fantastic as I have not advertised the blog other than having it in my signature on a couple of message boards.

Most of the hits are coming from google, where people are looking for “comic speculation” “comic book speculation” “comics heating up” (that’s why I used that title for the blog) and “hot comics”.

Please remember to like us on Facebook. Www.facebook.com/comicsheatingup once we hit 100 likes I will be giving away a random Phantom Variant, Ghost Variant, or store exclusive variant from my ever growing pile of variants.

Also, check us out on eBay, we sell as well as speculate, it’s how we stay in the game. Mention comics heating up blog and I will give you a 10% discount on all completed auctions this month.
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Larry’s Comics Market report 6/5/13

Sorry for the lateness in posting this (still using the new baby excuse) next week I will be back to a more normal schedule. So without further ado, Larry’s Comics Market report for 6/3/13.

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Hey guys,
here is my shops weekly report for this week.
It contains A LOT of recycled information because it’s weekly & the market doesn’t change that fast.
Enjoy it. Don’t take it too seriously.

Top ten
Regular issue new comics by sales:
Here is the top ten list of actual sales in my shop. These are just one shop out of 1,900 shops actual sales.

#1 – X-Men #1. “Alpha Dog” The all women team was a hit with fans.
#2 – New Avengers #6
#3 – JLA #4.
#4 – Earth 2 Annual #1 .
#5 -Indestructible Hulk #8
#6 -Wolverine & the X-Men #30. The “X” titles are all quite good right now & are amongst Marvel’s top sellers.
#7 -Captain America #7.
#8 – Dark Knight Annual #1.
#9 – Savage Wolverine #5 .
#10 -The Wake #1. Fans were excited to give Scott Snyders new series a try

Honerable mention: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 was our Indy “rock star” of the day.
We “hand sold” a ton of this issue.

Top “ten-ish.”
Regular issue new ( last year ) comics by aftermarket:
Modern comics that are seeing aftermarket activity. Ebay, Amazon, CGC boards, Bleeding Cool, Lyria comic Exchange, conventions & my Phantom retailer network of 25+ shops are the primary source of this information. Not the top selling books in comic stores, rather the currently published, modern books that are selling above cover price for a variety of reasons. Prices are so volatile, in some cases they are out of date upon publication. This is just a guide, you figure them out. It’s simple, search E-Bay under completed auctions:

DC’s Fables is under development by Hollywood.
R.I.P.D.
Hoax Hunters. The latest recipient of Hollywood love.
Rachel Rising #1. Yeah, rising in price due to TV rumors.
Pilot Season Declassified #1 & The Test #1. TV development is stirring interest.
Uber #0. Nazi shock violence for the sale of shock violence
Polarity #1. This band tie in dual collectable.
East of West #1 Quality new mythology has this on everyone’s radar.
Nowhere Men Fabulous word of mouth. Under-ordered. Settling.
Peter Panzerfaust. Rumored stop motion animated show for BBC
Helheim #1 regular #1. Obscure indy publisher. Low print run. Killer material.
Injustice #1. This video game tie in hasn’t even begun.
Hawkeye. Eisners should light this on fire.
The Sixth Gun. NBC passing on the TV show.
Mind MGMT. The recent movie development news has fans scrambling. #1-$50
Saga. This is the title defines the recent Image revival. #1-$75
Five Ghosts #1. Positive word of mouth.

Top ten “ish” up & coming modern Key issues.
Modern comics that are just starting to see aftermarket movement. Books that were recently not in demand, and are finally experiencing aftermarket activity for a variety of reasons.

Captain Marvel #27. First appearance of Mistress Death.
DC 1st issue special #2. With ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO reinventing The Green,I’ll risk $3
Spawn #9 First appearance of Angela.
Dark Knight Returns #2. First full in costume Carrie Kelly.
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 vol 2. Fans are starting to focus on this affordable #1
Wolverine #166. 1st appearance Dog
Uncanny X-Men #282. First Bishop. The second print is tough to find.
Guardians of the Galaxy 24 & 25 (vol 2), return of Thanos.
X-Factor #5 & 6. First Apocalypse. Rumored villain in upcoming X-movie
Batman #7. First full appearance Harper Row. Rumored new Robin.
Captain America vol 5 #6. First full appearance of the Winter Soldier
New Mutants #16. First Warpath $10

Top ten modern Key issues at my shop.
Modern comics that sell off my wall constantly. My shop sales are primarily new material, & my back issue sales tend to be related. I have a waiting list for most of these books.

Bongo! Have had a huge run on #1’s lately
Kimota! All Miracleman issues have been flying amidst Marvel rumors. Ms Marvel #16 & 17 are on fire lately. Mystique is a top Marvel villain.
Walking Dead #1. The undisputed king of the modern era. Actually ANY WD pre 100.
Marvel Super Hero Presents #18. Guardians are really heating up. $50+
New Mutants #98. 1st Deadpool. $100 king of the modern X keys.
Uncanny X-Men #266. 1st Gambit is always a $40 instant sale.
Uncanny X-Men #141 &142. Days of future past movie source
Captain Marvel #33 – Origin of Thanos $50
Incredible Hulk #271. 1st comic book App Rocket Raccoon. $50
Nova #1. The new marvel series has fans scrambling for this relatively inexpensive bronze age key. $40+
Batman Harley Quinn. Iconic Alex Ross cover $50
Infinity Gauntlet, War, Crusade, Abyss. Thanos, Thanos Thanos.
The Killing Joke. It’s simply the best Joker wall book in the 25 year history of my shop. $25
Batman Animated #12. Every Bat fan wants the first appearance of Harley Quinn. $85

My Top ten “ish” under-valued modern comics.
These are books I’m speculating will soon see aftermarket activity, & are currently under-valued in my humble opinion, some may even be found in the bargain bins. I want to buy these books on the cheap. They’re long-shots. ( I’m not spending hooker or booze money on them. )

The SHIELD trailer looks killer!

Action Comics Vol 1 #845 January, 2007. First modern day General Zod.
Hank Henshaw appearances. The new 52 version is coming.
Eric O’ Grady key’s: Irredeemable Ant Man #1-12, Secret Avengers #23 & #32
Marvel Red Sonja #1. Gail Simone is taking over Dynamite series.
Rom #1. IDW just untangled the rights. If Nova & Ms Marvel can get hot, why the hell not Rom?
Marvel Spotlight Vol 2 #6 . first comic appearance of Star Lords father J’son of Spartax ( I like ALL Star Lord appearances )
Uncanny X-Men #172-3.Movie source material with Mariko Yashida
New X-Men #134. First Quentin Quire.
Star Brand #1. First New Universe & brand/tattoo: The Star Brand.
Thor #344. First appearance Malekith ( In upcoming Thor-2 movie )
Invaders vol 2 #1. First Dr. Nemesis
Uncanny X-men #317. First Blink. In upcoming X movie.
Marvel Point One. First Sam Alexander Nova
Battle Scars #1 & #6. First full Phil Coulson & Marcus Johnston.
The Invincible Iron Man #10. First Pepper Potts as Rescue.
Young Avengers #1. First Kate Bishop. My favorite Marvel female.
Ms Marvel #1. She’s rumored to be in Avengers 2 movie.
Ultimate Team Up #5. First African American Nick Fury in comics.
Captain America #157. first appearance of Viper
Deathshead appearances. Absolute quarter box fodder. I’m currently researching which to buy.

Top ten modern variant comics by aftermarket:
Variants are versions of the regular issue comic. They are NOT regular issue comics.
They are distributed / created for a variety of reasons.
Order incentive / retailer incentive, produced exclusively for shops/shows,events.

Walking Dead #1 Wizard World variants.
There is a Twelve Reasons to Die #1 “ticket” variant autographed by Ghostface Killa $75+
Peter Panzerfaust #10 C2e2 variant
Adventure Time Marvel parodies. Delightful. $35+
Star Wars #1 Alex Ross sketch. Promo, limit one per Diamond account.
East of West #1 Forbidden Planet $30, ComicsPro/Ghost $15
Batman #1. Dc’s flagship title. $50
Nowhere Men #1 Thought Bubble, ComicsPro, CBLDF.
Skottie Young marvel Babys. fans simply adore these.
Hellheim #1 NYCC $50, ECCC $100
Blank sketch covers. There seems to be an insatiable need for these by auto / sketch seekers.
Five Ghosts #1 ECCC. $50+
Phantom variants. You know you love them. Generally sold $3.99 in shop sell for $10 online.

Incoming!
My pick of the week. The comic shipping this week that will be worth your valuable speculator y consideration, and why.

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It’s Picture Day at Tyler’s school, and naturally he’s forgotten! But before Tyler can pick his good side, he has to sneak out of class with his best friend Herobear to stop an attack on the Simpleton Bridge from the mysterious Von Klon and his Sub-of-Doom! …and he better not lose his hall pass in the process. Don’t miss as creator Mike Kunkel relaunches his Eisner-award winning creation at KaBOOM! with a brand new original adventure!
A lot of people ask me why I like to speculate on modern comic books. Original Art, Gold, Silver & Bronze age comics are a much better investment. I’m a comic book fan, a voracious reader of new material. I love how new books set the pace for back issues. It is fast paced & never stagnant due to the constant release of new material. Right now modern comics are the petri dish of pop culture, comic shops the breeding ground.

I have been collecting comics since the 1970’s & been in the business of selling them since the 1980’s. I love a quality story & a great buy, equally.

I speculate on new comics every week. I always have & I always will. Purchasing modern comic books with the intent of making a profit is my hobby of choice. It’s impossible that every new comic week will generate a book of “Walking Dead class” potential, but it’s still fun to try to make savvy buys. You can sit back & wait for aces, or you can play the hand your dealt to the best of your ability.

Sometimes, I’m right. Sometimes I’m wrong, but I play every week.

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Thanks to Ralph at Jetpack for help with this weeks market report.

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Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder List

1. X-MEN #2 – All female X-Men book did well with number one, retailers don’t want to miss out on sales for number two

2. WAKE #2 – Scott Snyder 10 issue mini series sold really well, retailers are scrambling to get more of the second issue.

3. AGE OF ULTRON #10 – Angela!

5. GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #4 – Angela joins the team soon, movie coming.

6. LAZARUS #1 – New Image title from Greg , retailers are betting on this being Image’s next smash hit

7.RED LANTERNS #21 – free ring with purchase, driving up GL family sales

8. BOUNCE #2 CVR B – issue 1 sold well retailers are scrambling to meet the demand for #2

9. LARFLEEZE #1- fan favorite orange later comes with a ring

10. SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #2 – Jim Lee on superman again

11. ALL NEW X-MEN #13

12. BATMAN #22 – DCs heavy weight book

13. INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #6 – Video Game tie in still doing well on eBay.

14. NIGHTWING TP VOL 02

15. BATMAN ANNUAL #2

17. BOUNCE #1 2ND PTG – going to second print means Bounce #1 sold out on distributor level

18. BATMAN SUPERMAN #1 – second time this book has been on the reorder list top 25

19. BATMAN SUPERMAN #2 m- See above

20. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #14 Octo-Spidey is still hot

21. JUSTICE LEAGUE #22 – DC Comics Trinity tie in

22. GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #5 – Angela coming soon!

23. BATMAN COURT OF OWLS BOOK & MASK SET – similar to the V for Vendetta set. The Convention masks have sold for a good amount on eBay

25. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #13 – Octo-Spidey still hot

‘Last of Us’ #1 heating up on ebay

Video game tie ins seem to be hot lately. With ‘Injustice Gods Among Us’ leading the charge as this summers heavy hitter for price increase.

Well looks like we have another. Dark Horse Comics released ‘Last of Us’ last month with a low print run and a commercial for the video game that ran on the ‘Walking Dead’ season finally. IGN gave this game a perfect 10. So the tie in comics could be hotter than they are now. First print #1’s are going for $15-20.

copies available on eBay

Available on Amazon for under $13

Picks of the week 6/5/13

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Going into this week, I thought it was going to be a light week for speculation. When I got into the shipping list I saw that I was wrong. This week has a good crop of books coming out that are worth placing a bet on. So here is this weeks books of the week.

1. East of West #3 – this weeks big book. Hickman’s East of West has been hot and further along these early issues could be worth it and hard to find. Even with a generous over print of #1, it sold out and moved to a second print.

2. Polarity #3- yes it’s a great book. It has been a fantastic read and such an interesting story.

3. Kick Ass 3 #1 – Mark Millar’s epic “real life” superhero story continues and I ant wait to see who will be on the tail end of the violence, also the second movie should help sales of the book on the secondary market

4. Hero bear and the Kid Special – I loved Mike Kunkle’s original series and it was valuable on the secondary market because it was so good and had a small print run. The return of the series is appreciated and an help the older issues.

5. Thanos Rising #3 – Great read so far and with the Guardians movie coming out this mini could be shooting up.

Also out this week is Ten Grand #2 which I am looking forward to.

A book to buy just for the over:

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Archer and Armstrong #10 8-bit variant. Man I love this cover

Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder list 5/30/13

One way to tell what is hot or gaining steam is the Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder list. This list shows what retailers are ordering in advance of the books being published.

1. SAGA TP VOL 02 – Saga is on a two month break. Retailers are stocking the trades to bring in new readers and give them a chance to catch up.

2.GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #21 – Promo rings are bringing the Green for retailers and they are stocking up

3.AVENGERS #14 INF – Infinity tie in book

4. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #12 – Sales continue to rise on this Spidey title

5. DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01

6. JUSTICE LEAGUE #21

7. HAWKEYE #11 $2.99 – Marvels best book currently

9. DREAM THIEF #2 (OF 5) – Hot mini series that fits in nicely with Dark Horses heroes line. Becoming an ongoing?

10. BLACK BEETLE NO WAY OUT HC VOL 01

11. TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #1 – DC’s next big event.

12. BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 01 KNIGHT TERRORS

13. ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #24

14. X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 lots of fun variants on this. Continues the hit tv series.

15. BATMAN SUPERMAN #1 – Out of continuity Bats and Supes

20. EDGAR ALLAN POES FALL O/T HOUSE OF USHER – Richard Corben doing Poe

Larry’s Comic Market Report 5/28/13

Sorry I am a little late getting this one out this week. New baby (our second son) has put me a day or so behind. Here is this weeks Larry’s comics Market report for this week.

Hey guys,
here is my shops weekly report for this week.
It contains A LOT of recycled information because it’s weekly & the market doesn’t change that fast.
Enjoy it. Don’t take it too seriously.
Continue reading “Larry’s Comic Market Report 5/28/13”

‘Justice League of America’ #4 major character death

One thing that gets comic fans and speculators interested in a book is a characters death. Especially, a fan favorite and major characters death brings in the buyers. Well ‘Justice League of America’ #4 has the death of a major character in spades. This book should be picked up before it sells out at your local comic shop.

This book leads into this summers DC comics event ‘Forever Evil’ and features the death of a Batman favorite character. At this point, if you do not want to know who it is, stop reading, and stay off the Internet.

Unsure how it will play out, if she will be brought back to life, if it was someone else under the costume, or if someone new will now be under the costume, but Selena Kyle takes a bullet to the head at the end of the issue. The page shows red blood and it wasn’t done in the shadows, so there is no doubt she took it to the temple.

Picks of the week 5/29/13

This weeks picks are chock full of horror and some horror legends. Sorry for the delay in posting my picks if the week. I added something special to my family this weekend with the birth of my second son. But Wednesday waits for no one so here is what I think will be hot this week.

1. The Wake #1 – Scott Snyder of Batman fame and Sean Murphy bring a Lovecraft-ian tale to Vertigo.

2. X-Men #1 – Brian Wood, who brought us the super hot Star Wars comic from Dark Horse, and artist supreme Olivier Coipel bring the all female cast to the new X-men book. I will have the phantom variants for sale up later today.

3. Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 – creator Kevin Eastman returns to his original creation. I will have the phantom variants of this one up for sale later today.

4. Clive Barker’s Last Testament #1 – one of two new books by horror legends this week. Looks good got lots of press.

5. John Carpenter’s Asylum #1- horror legend that brought us ‘The Thing’ and ‘Halloween’ has a new book that looks fabulous. I sell horror books like crazy in October and I think this is one people will be looking for.

6. The Westwood Witches #1 – new horror title Amigo Press. Hot new publisher. I have a feeling this company is the new Zenescope.

Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder List 5/23/13

One way to tell how hot a book is / will be is by the Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder list. This list is the results of retailers upping their orders on books before they are released. Sometimes it’s because of heat for a new book, sometimes it’s a reaction to how well the first issue of a book sold. This weeks list is heavy with trades and hardcovers but there are some real speculative gold to be dug out of it too.

1. Age of Ultron 10 – Angela appears in the Marvel Universe. This will be big. People are excited for Neil Gaiman’s creation

2. Batman 21 – DCs sales juggernaut continues to sell well

3. True Lives of the Fabulous KillJoys #1 – Umbrella Academy writer and rockstar Gerard Way’s new book. Free Comic Day book brought heat to it.

4. Regular Show #3 – Sold out number 1 caught people by surprise. This was a pick of the week last week and we still have phantom variants and Third Eye Comics Variants for sale.

5. Green Lantern Corp #21- free rings brought this book up. People are more interested in the promo than the book.

6. Savage Wolverine #6 – Marvel’s most popular hero drawn by Frank Cho. Doesn’t hurt that he is drawing jungle minx Shanna the She Devil too

7. Guardians of the Galaxy #3 – hot book with upcoming movie.

8. Thanos Rising #1 2nd print – good story so far 1st issue finally sold out.

9. Regular Show #2 – see number 4.

10. Dream Merchant #2 – Another pick of the week. Strong sales on first issue.

12. Six Gun Gorilla #1 – one of two reimaging of this golden age public domain character. Buzz on this Si Spurior version

15. Savage Wolverine #6 50th anniversary variant

19. Thor God of Thunder #9

20. Batman Lil Gotham #3 – fun all ages book.

The missing numbers are all tpbs or hardcovers. Mostly Marvel.

‘DMC Devil May Cry The Chronicle of Vergil’ Sold out at distributor level

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Looks like the video game tie-in ‘ DMC Devil May Cry The Chronicles of Vergil’ is sold out through Diamond and cannot be reordered. This is not something that appeared on the Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder list and could have a small print run as it is coming from a small Press company Titan Comics.

Video Game Tie-ins have done well in the past, ‘Injustice Gods Among Us’ comes to mind, but others have not done so well.

Remember, when something sells out at the distributor level, it does not mean you cannot get it in the store, it means your store cannot reorder and once they sell out its over (or on to reprints.)

Larry’s Comics Market Report 5/22/13

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Larry’s Comics Market Report
Every Tuesday Larry Doherty from Larryscomics.net in Lowell, MA puts out a market report of books that are selling well in his shop and books that are heating up the secondary market. He also speculates on new books. (We tend to think most of the same books are worth picking up.) We run his mini-blog post each week.  Here is this weeks:

Hey guys, here is my shops weekly report for this week.
It contains A LOT of recycled information because it’s weekly & the market doesn’t change that fast. Enjoy it. Don’t take it too seriously.

Top ten Regular issue new comics by sales:
Here is the top ten list of actual sales in my shop. These are just one shop out of 1,900 shops actual sales.

#1 – Age of Ultron #8. “Alpha Dog” Marvel’s latest crossover is a big hit with fans. (it is Age of Apocalypse-sque)
#2 – Nova #4. “Old School Marvel” flavor is appealing.
#3 – Iron Man #10. Secret origin of Tony Stark.
#4 – Wolverine & the X-Men #29.
#5 – Batgirl #20. Gail Simone is DC’s top seller this week. (A few months back they fired her.) Fans adore her.
#6 -Cable and X-Force #8 . Hopless has buzz as an X-scribe.
#7 -Thunderbolts #9.
#8 – Gambit #12. Gambit lovers gonna get Gambit.
#9 – Nightwing #20. DC has only two Bat-titles in my top ten speaks volumes of the companies staggering dip in quality.
#10 -Regular Show #1. Indy “rock star” of the day. Sold to the existing “Wednesday’s Warriors” & an entirely new crowd.

Honerable mention: Dark Horse’s Dream Thief #1. We “hand sold” a ton of this new creator owned property. Fans are more willing in this day & age to try something new.
Top “ten-ish.” Regular issue new ( last year ) comics by aftermarket:
Modern comics that are seeing aftermarket activity. Ebay, Amazon, CGC boards, Bleeding Cool,conventions & my Phantom retailer network of 25+ shops are the primary source of this information. Not the top selling books in comic stores, rather the currently published, modern books that are selling above cover price for a variety of reasons. Prices are so volatile, in some cases they are out of date upon publication. This is just a guide, you figure them out. It’s simple, search E-Bay under completed auctions:

R.I.P.D.
Hoax Hunters. The latest recipient of Hollywood love.
Rachel Rising #1. Yeah, rising in price due to TV rumors. Up to $200
Pilot Season Declassified #1 & The Test #1. TV development is stirring interest.
Uber #0. Nazi shock violence for the sale of shock violence
Polarity #1. This band tie in dual collectable.
East of West #1
Quality new mythology has this on everyone’s radar.
Nowhere Men Fabulous word of mouth. Under-ordered. Settling.
Peter Panzerfaust. Rumored stop motion animated show for BBC Low Print run.
Helheim #1 regular #1. Obscure indy publisher. Low print run. Killer material.
Injustice #1. This video game tie in hasn’t even begun. Great word of mouth. $25
Hawkeye. Recent trade release should quiet down this back issue juggernaut.
The Sixth Gun. NBC passing on the TV show.
Mind MGMT. The recent movie development news has fans scrambling. #1-$50
Saga. This is the title defines the recent Image revival. #1-$75
Five Ghosts #1. Positive word of mouth.
Top ten “ish” up & coming modern Key issues:
Modern comics that are just starting to see aftermarket movement. Books that were recently not in demand, and are finally experiencing aftermarket activity for a variety of reasons.

DC 1st issue special #2. With ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO reinventing The Green Team this week, I’ll risk $3
Spawn #9. First appearance of Angela.
Dark Knight Returns #2. First full in costume Carrie Kelly.
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 vol 2. Fans are starting to focus on this affordable #1
Wolverine #166. 1st appearance Dog
Uncanny X-Men #282. First Bishop. The second print is tough to find.
Guardians of the Galaxy 24 & 25 (vol 2), return of Thanos.
X-Factor #5 & 6. First Apocalypse. Rumored villain in upcoming X-movie
Batman #7. First full appearance Harper Row. Rumored new Robin.
Captain America vol 5 #6. First full appearance of the Winter Soldier
New Mutants #16. First Warpath $10
Top ten modern Key issues at my shop:
Modern comics that sell off my wall constantly. My shop sales are primarily new material, & my back issue sales tend to be related. I have a waiting list for most of these books.

Bongo! Have had a huge run on #1’s lately
Kimota! All Miracleman issues have been flying amidst Marvel rumors.
Walking Dead #1. The undisputed king of the modern era. Actually ANY WD pre 100.
Marvel Super Hero Presents #18. Guardians are really heating up. $50+
New Mutants #98. 1st Deadpool. $100 king of the modern X keys.
Uncanny X-Men #266. 1st Gambit is always a $40 instant sale.
Uncanny X-Men #141 &142. Days of future past movie source
Captain Marvel #33 – Origin of Thanos $50
Incredible Hulk #271. 1st comic book App Rocket Raccoon. $50
Nova #1. The new marvel series has fans scrambling for this relatively inexpensive bronze age key. $40+
Batman Harley Quinn. Iconic Alex Ross cover $50
Infinity Gauntlet, War, Crusade, Abyss. Thanos, Thanos Thanos.
The Killing Joke. It’s simply the best Joker wall book in the 25 year history of my shop. $25
Batman Animated #12. Every Bat fan wants the first appearance of Harley Quinn. $85
My Top ten “ish” under-valued modern comics:
These are books I’m speculating will soon see aftermarket activity, & are currently under-valued in my humble opinion, some may even be found in the bargain bins. I want to buy these books on the cheap. They’re long-shots. ( I’m not spending hooker or booze money on them. )

The SHIELD trailer looks killer!

Action Comics Vol 1 #845 January, 2007. First modern day General Zod.
Hank Henshaw appearances. The new 52 version is coming.
Eric O’ Grady key’s: Irredeemable Ant Man #1-12, Secret Avengers #23 & #32
Marvel Red Sonja #1. Gail Simone is taking over Dynamite series.
Rom #1.
IDW just untangled the rights. If Nova & Ms Marvel can get hot, why the hell not Rom?
Starlord #1 the special edition 1982. first comic appearance of Star Lords father J’son of Spartax
Uncanny X-Men #172-3.Movie source material with Mariko Yashida
New X-Men #134. First Quentin Quire.
Star Brand #1. First New Universe & brand/tattoo: The Star Brand.
Thor #344. First appearance Malekith ( In upcoming Thor-2 movie )
Invaders vol 2 #1. First Dr. Nemesis
Uncanny X-men #317. First Blink. In upcoming X movie.
Marvel Point One. First Sam Alexander Nova
Battle Scars #1 & #6. First full Phil Coulson & Marcus Johnston.
The Invincible Iron Man #10. First Pepper Potts as Rescue.
Young Avengers #1. First Kate Bishop. My favorite Marvel female.
Ms Marvel #1. She’s rumored to be in Avengers 2 movie.
Ultimate Team Up #5. First African American Nick Fury in comics.
Captain America #157. first appearance of Viper
Batman Beyond Unlimited #3. First Luke Fox in comics. New Batwing. (The armor appears to be a Beyond armor prototype.) The first new 52 version of Luke Fox is Batwing #19
Deathshead appearances. Absolute quarter box fodder. I’m currently researching which to buy.
Top ten modern variant comics by aftermarket:
Variants are versions of the regular issue comic. They are NOT regular issue comics.
They are distributed / created for a variety of reasons.
Order incentive / retailer incentive, produced exclusively for shops/shows,events.

Walking Dead #1 Wizard World variants.
Twelve Reasons to Die #1 “ticket” variant autographed by Ghostface Killa $75+
Peter Panzerfaust #10 C2e2 variant
Adventure Time Marvel parodies. Delightful. $35+
Star Wars #1 Alex Ross sketch. Promo, limit one per Diamond account.
East of West #1 Forbidden Planet $30, ComicsPro/Ghost $15
Batman #1. Dc’s flagship title. $50
Nowhere Men #1 Thought Bubble, ComicsPro, CBLDF.
Skottie Young marvel Babys. fans simply adore these.
Hellheim #1 NYCC $50, ECCC $100
Blank sketch covers. There seems to be an insatiable need for these by auto / sketch seekers.
Five Ghosts #1 ECCC. $50+
Phantom variants. You know you love them. Generally sold $3.99 in shop sell for $10 online.
Incoming!
My pick of the week. The comic shipping this week that will be worth your valuable speculator y consideration, and why.

DMC DEVIL MAY CRY VERGIL CHRONICLES #1 Of(2)
TITAN

(W) Guillaume Dorison (A) Robin Recht, Patrick Pion (CA) Patrick Pion, Robin Recht
The first chapter of the prequel comic to the new video game DmC: Devil May Cry! The comic reveals the unmissable backstory of the all-new Dante and his twin brother Vergil; with never-before-seen revelations on the iconic characters of the game! Also featuring chilling and resplendent art that goes beyond the confines of the game and into stratospherically blockbuster.

Although released digitally first, it will still be sought out by the core fans of the game and comic collectors alike.
Classic dual-collectable.
Video game tie ins get me excited.
Video game tie ins from obscure publishers get me rock hard.

Already sold out at the distributor level.
A lot of people ask me why I like to speculate on modern comic books. Original Art, Gold, Silver & Bronze age comics are a much better investment. I’m a comic book fan, a voracious reader of new material. I love how new books set the pace for back issues. It is fast paced & never stagnant due to the constant release of new material. Right now modern comics are the petri dish of pop culture, comic shops the breeding ground.

I have been collecting comics since the 1970’s & been in the business of selling them since the 1980’s. I love a quality story & a great buy, equally.

I speculate on new comics every week. I always have & I always will. Purchasing modern comic books with the intent of making a profit is my hobby of choice. It’s impossible that every new comic week will generate a book of “Walking Dead class” potential, but it’s still fun to try to make savvy buys. You can sit back & wait for aces, or you can play the hand your dealt to the best of your ability.

Sometimes, I’m right. Sometimes I’m wrong, but I play every week.

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Larry Doherty

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