SDCC Roundup Part 3: The Russo Brothers and More
This will be our third and final SDCC Round-up post. This year the Russo Brothers, known for directing Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity Wars and Avengers End Game, had their own panel at San Diego Comic Con. They announced two new projects that threw the comic community into a buying frenzy.
The first announcement I would like to talk about is the Battle of the Planets. The Russo brothers announced that they will be directing a live-adaptation of Battle of the Planets, the classic 1979 animated American adaptation of the Japanese anime series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. The books that have seen the most interest based on this news are the Gold Key Battle of the Planet comic books. A handful of high-grade copies of the first issue have sold over the past few days averaging $80 to $100 with three CGC copies selling for $99 (CGC 8.5), $139.95 (CGC 9.2), and $200 (CGC 9.6). Many of the Battle of the Planet Gold Key issues sell well in high grade condition. These are book you should be looking for.
Another film that was announced by the Russo Brothers is GrimJack. Grimjack had his own series in 1983 published by First Comics – his first comic appearance has been reported as being Starslayer #10 published by Pacific Comics in 1983. Both Grimjack #1 and Starslayer #10 have started to see a considerable amount of interest online which is a big deal considering prior to news breaking both of these books could be regularly found in comic book store dollar bins.
Another piece of news that came out of SDCC this weekend was that AMC had picked up the Dark Horse series, She Could Fly. She Could Fly was pubished under Dark Horse’s newly developed Berger Books imprint. Before the first issue was released a preview of She Could Fly #1 was distibuted to retailers as four part ashcans featuring first issue previews of Olivia Twist, The Seeds, The Alcoholic and She Could Fly. She Could Fly #1 is currently selling for $15 to $20.
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