| Special Friends,
I host a new live podcast every Wednesday 6p-8p
You can call in at 7p. DO-IT! 1-347-326-9538
The Powerful #comicmarket Podcast.
Fans, creators & retailers talk comics on new comics day
Check out the new episode.
The two hour show is going to break down like this:
6-6:30 comic couch reviews
6:30-7p reviews w Jetpack staff
7-8 Larry & Ralph of Jetpack take your calls,
Another above average shipping volume Wednesday.
The shops top seller was Spider-Men #2. AvX crossovers also performed very well. AvX has been the summer's top book. It appeals to both existing & new customers,
The Phoenix Force characters are very distinctive. Expect AvX #5 to emerge as a key issue. I have been selling X-Men #205 the first Hope Summers as a $15 wall book.
A Guardians of the Galaxy movie is in development. I would imagine that would make Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (Jan. 1969) a KEY issue "IF" the movie source material is indeed the 1960's team, if not it would be the 2008 team & Guardians of the Galaxy (vol. 2) #1 (May 2008) will be the key book. I suspect this WILL be the case because of the role Thanos plays in the series. We ALL know he is going to be in upcoming movies. Key roles in the movie could cause1st appearances to "spike", many of which are now undervalued gems & can be had on the cheap:
Tales to Astonish vol. 1 #13 (November 1960)
Marvel Preview #4 (Jan. 1976),
Captain America (1st series) #434 (1994)
Strange Tales #180 (June, 1975)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1st series) #18 (January 1969)
How long before the Inflammatory Rich Johnson uses some of this on his gossip site?
Spider-man gets a sidekick.
He is going to appear in
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
Special 50TH Anniversary Issue!
Join us for a once in a lifetime event: the one, true 50th Anniversary Issue of the Amazing Spider-Man.
A special over-sized issue harkening back to the legend the legend that started it all! Get ready for an all-new tale about a different kind of power and responsibility...
Plus original stories by Dean Haspiel, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Nuno Plati!
It's strange that the press hit this week. ( when retailers place their initial order) I wish it was when the book was on the shelf.
Is THIS Marvel's answer to DC's sales explosion.
Create NEW characters & introduce them alongside old ones?
Where is beta, gamma ect going to debut?
With momentum building towards Walking Dead #100, the current story arc is flying. Here is my prediction.
#100 is part 4 of a 6 part story arc.
#100 is going to be promoted to the max by shops 7 publisher.
#100 is going to draw in a TON of new readers.
#100 was over ordered by shops. The Ottley & McFarlane covers are ALREADY sold out at the distributor level.
#97, #98, #99 are going to explode price wise as the story will not wrap & go to for 2 months after #100. The SDCC variant is going to be HUGE.
I was excited to get my Batman #1 back from CGC this week. It's the coolest book my shop has turned up in 22 years. I ran a promotion Wednesday allowing fans to have their pictures taken with it. It was a lot of fun.
The East coast finally got Mind the Gap #2 in this week & it sold great.
The West coast MIND THE GAP #2 x2 Covers A & B Recalled & Destroyed Error Issues are $10+ on Ebay.
I can't help but notice there are buys for Deathstroke #1 on retailer boards CBIA. Obviously Rob Liefeld is turning that title around.
Hit Girl #1 sold great. Mark Millar has a huge fan base.
Disney signed a deal with Third World Studios to make Stuff of Legends a live/animated film. If the movie even comes close to the source material, this will be huge for the industry. I have seen an increased interest in the 3 trades. I expect prices on these indy gems to rise sharply soon. Warned ya. Once dead stock, the exclusive editions I sell on my website began selling this week. Once series artist Charles Paul Wilson III started offering his Pooh bear con sketches in A. A Milne style, he has really blown up. He's a "Rock Star"
Respectable sellers worth watching:
The quality & timely shipping of Saga is building numbers nicely. Fans adore this creator owned property from Image. the decision to do later printings with virtually the same cover has snuffed out collector demand for first printings.
Star Trek / Dr Who #1 is a legitimately hot book right now. the second print did not slow the online gravy train. It shipped out of print & allocated to shops. Online prices are well above $10, & $30+ for variants. #2 sold great this week.
If you enjoy this new micro-blog format of my weekly market report.
Please re-tweet it.
I really need to buy some comics. If you have any for sale, or know anybody selling please call the shop. 978-459-5323
Listen to Monday's show, I talked The Kennedy Compound in Before Watchmen & tried to bring a bag of funny.
Play are you smarter than a comic shop nerd,
Monday 7:05a on WAAF.
Call: (617) 931-1AAF
You call in & try to beat me at comic book trivia. Try it. I'll kick your ass.
It's in the flavor of the Hill-Man morning show. Raunchy. Funny as hell. I even try to spew some legit cutting edge industry info
66 Lakeview Ave
Lowell, MA 01850
You can buy Regional Shop Variants produced for my store