DrunkWooky's Star Wars Report 6/24/16

DrunkyWooky writes for www.comicsheatingup.net
I’ve been covering the Star Wars JTC action figure variants for a while here. A lot of the info in this article comes from our German friends at jedi-bibliothek.de. Skip down towards the end for the newness in this article.
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IDW Star Wars Micro Comics Reprints First Appearance of Boba Fett

Hey, CHU, DrunkWooky here!
Well, IDW has moved on to the Empire Strikes Back adaptation run of Star Wars vol. 1 issues for their Mini Comic Collector’s Packs.
I purchased a single pack of the A New Hope Mini Comic reprints and lucked out enough to get #1! I wanted to strike similar gold here and get a miniature version of Boba Fett’s first appearance, issue #42! Well, I batted a 1,000! 1 for 1.
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Deadpool #6 Market Analysis

Hey CHU, DrunkWooky checking in. Deadpool #6 is out tomorrow and as Anthony had in his picks of the week, it features the first appearance of Deadpool 2099. The interesting thing about the book is it is sold out at Diamond. It is also now sold out at Midtown and TFAW.
With this being said, I crunched the Comichron sales numbers for the new Deadpool series today. Continue reading “Deadpool #6 Market Analysis”

DrunkWooky’s Crystal Ball Spec: First Appearance of Boba Fett

DrunkWooky’s Crystal Ball Spec just in time for the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens

Recently, I was reading through my old Star Wars vol. 1 issues. I came across the “Star Words” column in the back of issue #41 and found a curious tale about the illustration of Yoda in #42 being based on the concept art by Ralph McQuarrie. Because Yoda’s appearance was a closely guarded secret prior to the June 20, 1980 release of The Empire Strikes Back, McQuarrie’s depiction of Yoda in concept art was all the pencilers had to go off of. Continue reading “DrunkWooky’s Crystal Ball Spec: First Appearance of Boba Fett”

Big Things Come in Low Print Runs

Hey, CHU, it’s DrunkWooky. Wondering if the Paper Girls’ one weakness is a butane lighter.  That’s one way to make a #1 heat up.

If you’re a CHU reader, you probably have heard some contributors talk about low print runs. We care because, obviously, if something heats up and has a print run in the low thousands, that can mean huge value increases. Most of the time this is an advanced prediction. Notwithstanding retailer exclusives where tiny print runs are part of the advertised allure of collectability, we usually don’t know actual numbers until after the fact.

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Pitiful Human Lizard Interview with Jason Loo

Hey CHU, DrunkWooky here!

First off, I wanted to talk about a book that is slowly heating up from up North: The Pitiful Human-Lizard. Second, stay tuned at the end for an exclusive CHU interview with Pitiful Human-Lizard, writer, artist, creator, and all around great Canadian, Jason Loo!

As you may be lucky enough to already know, we have been running a Pitiful Human-Lizard giveaway this week! The Free Comic Wednesday giveaway is for a copy of Loo’s self-published print of The Pitiful Human-Lizard! Loo debuted his awesome idea for a pitiful superhuman through Kickstarter and these self-published prints are extremely limited! The self-published first print variant features a $10 price tag and the “Loo Harvest Group” label. If you haven’t already, head to the CHU archives and enter your name for the drawing! Continue reading “Pitiful Human Lizard Interview with Jason Loo”

Winners! Nerd Store Utah Book of Death #1

Hey, CHU, it’s DrunkWooky! Thanks for being involved in another awesome CHU Free Comic Wednesday giveaway and for bearing with my shameless social media self-promotion. I’m hoping to continue adding more content to CHU’s already awesome weekly line-up and give you even more comic-related stuff to click on! I have weekly 2 Sentence Reviews for those of us with short attention spans, Variant Cover Releases, and more Comic News! So, if you like, follow me on Instagram and/or Twitter @DrunkWooky! Or, continue to read all the awesome content already churning out of comicsheatingup.net. You guys treat me so good around here, even when I’m wrong!! Continue reading “Winners! Nerd Store Utah Book of Death #1”

Free Comic Wednesday: Book of Death #1 Nerd Store Exclusive Variant

This one is completely different so please read the full rules.

DrunkWooky is giving away (via CHU) two copies of Valiant’s Book of Death #1 Nerd Store Variant
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DrunkWooky’s Salt Lake Comic Con Wrap Up: Day Three

Hey, CHU! Sorry for the delay, but I’m back from Salt Lake Comic Con and ready to give the final run down.

Saturday was mostly about back issue hunting. We’ll get to that in a second, though. First, I want to let everybody know that the Nerd Store in Salt Lake City, Utah, were kind enough to sponsor a Free Comic Wednesday for CHU from the SLCC floor!

Keep an eye out in the next couple weeks for a Free Comic Wednesday featuring the Nerd Store’s exclusive Book of Death #1 variant! We’ll have two winners for this giveaway, so thanks to the Nerd Store for their generosity!

Ok, on to the show floor!
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Big Things Come in Low Prints: August 2015

Hey, CHU, it’s DrunkWooky. Burning the midnight oil to see what Secret Wars titles are trying hard to stay secret.

If you’re a CHU reader, you probably have heard some contributors talk about low print runs. We care because, obviously, if something heats up and has a print run in the low thousands, that can mean huge value increases. Most of the time this is an advanced prediction. Notwithstanding retailer exclusives where tiny print runs are part of the advertised allure of collectability, we usually don’t know actual numbers until after the fact.

Well, hot from Comichron, here are August’s sales totals for all North American comic shops. Because most publishers print close to direct market orders, Diamond’s sales figures act as a good proxy and barometer for print run figures. Let’s see where your recent purchases stack in the scheme of all of last month’s releases.

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DrunkWooky’s Salt Lake Comic Con Day One Wrap Up

Hey, CHU! It’s DrunkWooky giving a short rundown of Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 Day One, Thursday, September 24, 2015! While Anthony is getting ready for Baltimore Comic Con, I am already on the floor of Salt Lake.

First and foremost, happy birthday to Bob Layton, who is spending it with us at Salt Lake Comic Con and plans to visit his favorite restaurant, Valter’s Osteria today to celebrate. Bob entertained me with great stories of a restaurant run by a lively white-haired old Italian man and taking Edward James Olmos and 16 others to Valter’s on his last visit to Salt Lake. Happy Birthday, Bob! To us fans, no matter your age, you’ll be timeless!

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DrunkWooky’s Crystal Ball Spec for September

Variants are great, exclusives are nice, but we all know that what’s inside make a comic last. This column is about the meat between the shiny incentive cover and the final full-page ad on the back for a toy you’re a little to old to admit to owning! What is going on inside that is going to be a big deal? This is where we guess. This is DrunkWooky’s Crystal Ball Spec! Continue reading “DrunkWooky’s Crystal Ball Spec for September”

DrunkWooky’s Comic Block Unboxing

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So many choices when it comes to subscription boxes. We have been fans of Lootcrate and 4 Color Grails. DrunkWooky unboxes this months Comic Block.

Sorry, I was a little late this month. You may have seen the contents of this month’s comic block elsewhere, but in case you haven’t, here you go!

So, Four Color Grails is now defunct. They had great variants, but also some problems with their business model. Basically, the shipping was crazy expensive, the box came really late in the middle of the next month, and I wasn’t getting great Ebay sales. As long as that was the situation, I wanted to go with something cheaper. Two months ago I switched to Comic Block. Continue reading “DrunkWooky’s Comic Block Unboxing”