This Weeks Prospects: July 27 2014
So SDCC just ended – a lot of the information released by hollywood studios and comic publishers through panels is still be absorbed by the general public. No real big announcements. Aside from Frank Miller looking sickly. A lot of talk about variants. Will Humans #0 be the winner? Being self-published, sold at the show, and being picked up by Image for a #1? – and its from the creators of Glen and Henry Forever – Here you can go to the official website and buy Humans #0 for $5 each plus shipping – You know, Glen and Henry Forever, the book about where Henry Rollins and Glen Danzig are lovers.
Five ghost is being developed into a TV show and surprise surprise, Robert Kirman’s Outcast has been picked up for a tv-show by Cinimax / Fox. Both books havn’t really seen an increase in price, With Outcast #1 staying around $8 and Five Ghosts #1 averaging $15 on the secondary market.
I think the best bet is to not get hardcored on Outcast (remember how fast Kirkman’s Hardcore #1 had fans losing interest? Or what about Thief of Thieves? What is happening with that tv-show?) – and to speculate on Five Ghosts #1.
There has been some rumblings about low print runs of the second printing for Five Ghosts #1, however, the book to go after is the ECCC variant. This book was limited to 200, has a wrap around cover. Also, most of these books were signed and numbered when sold, however, 20 to 30 of them were sold as bricks, untouched by Five Ghosts writer, Frank J Barbiere – this means that most copies were signed and numbered, meaning the signature series CGC copies are much rarer than raw copies of this book – where as unnumbered blue label copies are even more rare. So – its really a choice of going after what you like more, signature series or blue label. These books are averaging $300 to $400 on ebay.
Other Books to look out for
Avengers #112 – First appearance of Mantis – Sky a character on Agents of Shield is speculated as secretly being Mantis, which isn’t that far of a stretch when you consider Agent Coulson is apparently Vison. So the first appearance of Mantis, Avengers #112 has seen a nice increase in value, with Very Fine copies in the $15 and Near Mint in the $30 arena.
Marvel Team up #95 – Another book going up in value because of the Agents of Shield Television series. You couldn’t sell this book for more than $3 last year but now its the first appearance of Mockingbird putting it in the $10 – $15+ range.
There have been new rumours and castings surrounding Edgar Wrights exit on the Ant-Man film. Three actors were hired and than all three of them left the film, the story being two of them left because the characters they were to play were cut out of the film. The third actor left the film for other reasons with his character being recast. His character? Rumoured to be Crossfire. Resulting in Marvel Two In One #52 1st Crossfire to see a healthy increase in value over the last two weeks. Its a $30 in Near Mint $15 in Very Fine. Plus the cover is bad ass.