February's PREVIEWS Features the Long-Awaited Battle Between Batman and Deathstroke

You read that right. Batman and Deathstroke Go to War Over Damian Wayne in DC Entertainment’s 6-Part Deathstroke Event, “Deathstroke Vs. Batman” according to the latest Previews press release.
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Poyo's Spec and Drek for Dec. 20th, 2017

It’s that time again. When we spend our hard earned cash on new comic books. Sure Christmas is this coming Monday but that’s not going to stop us from stopping by the ‘ol local comic shop to pick up some goodies for ourselves.
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Poyo's Picks for Wednesday November 29th, 2017

Hopefully everyone survived their family this past Thanksgiving week. If you went shopping on Thursday, shame on you. If you went shopping on Friday morning, you’re brave and also stupid at the same time but hopefully you had enough turkey and food to last a few more days. The best thing about Thanksgiving is the leftovers.
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Mark Hamill to voice Joker in Killing Joke

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Alan Moore’s classic Batman story, The Killing Joke, is getting made into an animated film. The some times over the top Joker story is really considered one of the seminal Joker stories. SO why not get one of the most famous voices for the Joker to voice act him. Continue reading “Mark Hamill to voice Joker in Killing Joke”

Batman Endgame spec

Thanks to my friend Patrick Hood, aka phood, for doing this for us. It is a little different than what we have done in the past but I love the way it turned out. Full list of books follows:
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KGBeast in Batman Vs. Superman? Clues might suggest so.

A twitter poster named Filming in Chicago tweeted that he had come across a trailer with the word “Knyazev” on the door. Could this mean The KGBeast, whose alias is Anatoli Knyazev, could be in the film? Continue reading “KGBeast in Batman Vs. Superman? Clues might suggest so.”

Return of the Joker to Scott Snyder's Batman, already happened

The cover of the return of the Joker has been bouncing around on the cover to Batman #37. But it looks like he has been here the whole time. Continue reading “Return of the Joker to Scott Snyder's Batman, already happened”

Diamond Advanced Reorder List 5/16/13

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One way to guage how hot a comic is/will be is by the Diamond Comics Advanced reorder list. This gives retailers a chance to up their orders for books that may have caught some heat before the release and before the final order cut offs. So without further ado, this weeks advanced reorder list (Dominated by DC Comics and Superman Unchained #1)

1. Superman Unchained #1 – Retailers are reordering this DC $4.99 book drawn by Jim Lee. It appears several times on the list like:

2. Superman Unchained #1 – 75th anniversary “Reborn” Variant

3. Green lantern #21 – Promo Rings are back causing an uptick in Green Lantern book orders.

4. Batman Superman #1 – Relaunch of the out-of-continuity series featuring DC’s heavy hitters

5. Walking Dead TPB Vol 18 – Sales Juggernaut for comic shops (and book stores alike, but that is not represented here)

6. East of West #1 4th Printing – Even with heavy orders on this Hickman book, people are still clamoring for it.

7. Superior Spider-man #11 – Following on the Peter is gone story we will see How Spider-ock handles life without responsibility with all that power

8. Thanos Rising #3 The story of Thanos’ disfunctional childhood continues, great story so far.

9. Earth 2 #13

10. Jupiters Legacy #1 2nd print – Even with a considerable overprint and huge print run, this hot book has gone back to a second print. We have been moving the Phantom Variants pretty easily.

11. All New X-men #14

12. Age of Ultron #9 – Orders are ramping up for the introduction of Neil Gaimen’s Angela to the Marvel U. in #10

13. Amazing Spiderman Omnibus

14. Ten Grand #2 – 1st issue sold well retailers saw better than expected sales (I would imagine due to speculation of Image books.) but it was a good first issue.

15. Ten Grand #1 2nd Print – see above.

16. Herobear and the Kid Special #1- The fantastic all ages book is back and now from Boom. The early issues of the self published series used to command good money, hopefully we will see the prices rise on them again.

17. Daredevil Dark Nights

18. Superman Unchained #1 75th anniversary Modern Age Variant – see 1 and 2.

19. Superman Unchained #1 75th anniversary Lex Luthor Variant – See 1 and 2.

20. Iron Man #11 – I have heard rumors on this run….. The Secret Origin story line started out nicely with a ton of variants on #9. Number #10 featured “Starks 7” an Oceans 11 riff. When will we find out that Tony Stark is part alien, I would imagine very soon (if the rumors are true)

21. Cable and X-Force #9

22. Dardevil End of Days HC

23. Adventure Time TPB Vol. 3

24. Kick Ass 3 #2 – Millar’s Teen “real life” super hero saga comes to an end with this series.

25. Venom Enemy Within TPB

Batman and Robin #19 Carrie Kelley Robin?

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Yeah, the same Carrie Kelley that appeared in Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns.

Not sure how the story will pan out, but Bleeding Cool reported that there was a print run of 18,000 available through Diamond that have sold out as of Sunday night. This book drops on Wednesday and would be worth picking up.

House keeping items

In the transition from our old blog to this one I did not put out a couple of books that are heating up, albeit cooling down a little now.  So here is the post as it should have run on the blogspot site

Two books I have been selling like crazy, that the shop owners do not seem to know are hot, are Injustice Gods Among Us and the Black Beetle.

 

Of the two, Black Beetle is my fave. It is a grim and gritty (cliche I know) noir super/science hero. It is very much in the vein of Lobster Johnson. Since the writer/artist Francesco Francavilla did some work for Mignola it is not surprising.

 

The first appearance was in Dark Horse presents 11. There are two covers for this one, the regular fetches around $13 and the Francavilla fetches around $20. There is a 0 issue which reprints the Dark Horse Presents chapters and goes for about $30. The #1 issue is pulling in about $20 (these have dipped a little since i first wrote this but are still commanding a premium.)

 

The second book is a DC video game tie in, Injustice Gods Among Us. The video game has a lot of hype and it has spilled over into the comic back story adaptation. #1 of this book is still sitting on a lot of shelves, mostly because people do not usually buy non-cannon video game tie ins. It is fetching $14-20.

 

This has been an easy flip as the demand for this book is strong.

 

 

 

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