Poyo's Spec and Drek for Feb 14th, 2018

It’s Valentines new comic week, hopefully the books show us some love on specs and reads like we feel entitled to with our loved ones. Lucky for me I’ve already done Valentines with the missus about a week back since she’s busy on her current show.
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Mark Millar’s Huck optioned for movie

Thanks to Mel V. for the reminder.

Huck, from Mark Millar, out tomorrow, has been already picked up for a movie. Not a huge surprise as most titles Millar puts out end up being optioned. Millar’s first issues always bring in a good amount of people, but adding the movie option to the mix may bring the numbers up higher.
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Mark Millar's Jupiter's Legacy to be adapted as a movie

Thanks to Ray N. and Kelly H. for the heads up.
Looks like there is another Millarworld book with a movie on the horizon. The Hollywood Reported announced that Mark Millar and Lorenzo di Bonaventurea have partnered to bring Jupiter's Legacy to the big screen.
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Mark Millar's new series Chrononauts optioned for film

Deadline.com had the exclusive. Mark Millar’s new series, Chrononauts has been picked up by Universal Pictures for a movie deal: Continue reading “Mark Millar's new series Chrononauts optioned for film”

Mark Millar hints at Nemesis news

I have caught flack off an on for saying I am off Millar books. The reason has always been delays and over priced last issues with a few more pages. But the man does know how to sell books and movies. One that he mentioned a log time ago is suddenly getting more interest after he mentioned on Facebook, Nemesis. Continue reading “Mark Millar hints at Nemesis news”

Mark Millar's Superior heading to the big screen

From CBR.com:

Mark Millar’s creator-owned work has a long history with Hollywood, with “Wanted,” “Kick-Ass,” “Kick-Ass 2,” “The Secret Service” and more all getting a silver screen presence. Thus, it should come as little surprise that another one of his creator-owned books will see a big screen debut. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has picked up the film rights for Millar and Leinil Yu’s “Superior” miniseries with Matthew Vaughn attached to produce. Vaughn has a long history with Millar’s Hollywood adaptations, dating back to his time helming “Kick-Ass.” He is also currently directing “The Secret Service” film adaptation.

Two things are consistent of late with Mark Millar, first: his books will be made into a movie, and second: the final issue of any Millar book will be late and over priced.
Anyway, the series is a great read and copies of Superior from Mark Millar canbe found cheap on ebay. Might not be a bad idea to pick one up and hold it.

Picks of the week April 24th

There are a good crop of books coming out this week and I always put out my picks of the week the day before the books come out. So here are my speculator picks of the week for Wednesday April 24th 2013.

1. Jupiter’s Legacy #1- I know I ranted about how the regular cover will be so over printed that there is very little chance for the book to shoot up in value. But I still see the potential for a good story, great art, and variant covers that can be flipped in the first week if you get them cheap enough.

2. Helheim #2 – First issue of this Cullen Bunn book did well on the secondary market. Second books usually are printed less than the first so there is a good chance this one could do as well.

3. East of West #2- Again, first issue sales, did well on the secondary market. Book has heat.

‘Jupiters Legacy’: Kills any speculation chance

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‘Jupiters Legacy’ is the new Mark Millar and Frank Quitely superhero comic book coming out from Image Comics soon. There was much hype on this book and it was even featured highly on the Diamond Comics Advance Reorder List for 4/7/13.

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The combination pre-release buzz and advanced reorders usually lead to speculation gold (or at least silver or bronze), but Image has killed any chances of this getting big on the secondary market. Sure, the publishers, artists and writers, do not care about books becoming big money makers on the secondary market, but the heat it can generate can lead to more people picking up future issues. Books like ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Chew’, ‘Saga’ and ‘Peter Panzerfaust’ all benefited from new readers picking up the books on the secondary market.

‘Jupiters Legacy’ probably will not reap the same rewards because of the distribution plan that they are using. The plan is this, retailers can order as many copies of the book as they like and return ones that do not sell as long as their order is above their ‘The Walking Dead’ 106 order. In other words, a retailer can order hundreds of copies, get all the variants, sell them at the inflated variant price, and return all the regular copies that do not sell. The total print run for ‘The Walking Dead’ 107 was in the 75,000 unit range. The total orders for ‘Jupiters Legacy’ is in the 150,00 range. This effectively kills the secondary market value on the regular covers, in fact this helps kill the variant market as stores who normally wouldn’t order so high on a new book have done so to get the variants, after all, they can return the unsold ones.