Creator Spotlight – Michael Turner

Michael Turner Wonder Woman

The comic industry lost one of the industries best talents eight years ago. Michael Turner would have turned 45 years old on April 21st. He was a fan favorite that delivered on every single cover he put out. His pencils were unmistakable. His covers were remarkable. Michael died on June 27th 2008 at the young age of 37. Gone way too soon, but he left fans with the memory of his work. A vast body of work that spans from 1994 to 2008. Recently though, Turner’s art has been showing up once again through exclusive variant covers. They’ve garnered a lot of attention and have sold out….quickly. Michael Turner is doing it again, making fans love him all over again.

Here are a few of our favorite books. We couldn’t list them all, so maybe your favorite was left off. No hard feelings. His body of work is simply too expansive. Too many to choose from. Enjoy our list below.

Thanks Michael, your work will always live on.

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Michael Turner 

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Cyberforce #9

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Cyberforce Universe Sourcebook #2

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Witchblade #1 1996

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Witchblade #1

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Cyberforce #9 (1994) – Here is the first professional work from Michael Turner. Pencils and collaborative cover.

Cyberforce Universe Sourcebook #2 (1995) – Michael collaborates with Billy Tan on this cover.

Witchblade #1 (1995) – Witchblade begins with Michael at the helm.

Witchblade #1 (1996) – This Germany release was the first Turner solo cover without collaboration.

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Aria #1

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Fathom Preview

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No Honor #1

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Top Cow Classics In Black and White Sketch Cover #1

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Fathom Preview (1998) – Turner begins with his Fathom character. A preview book.

Aria #1 (1999) – Michael’s first U.S. solo cover.

Top Cow Classics In Black and White Sketch Cover #1 (2000) – Here is a simple yet incredible Turner pencil cover. The Dynamic Forces variant.

No Honor #1 (2001) – Just a great comic and cover from Turner.

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Tomb Raider #25

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The Agency #1

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Battle of The Planets #1

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Tomb Raider #17

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The Agency #1 (2001) – Another great comic and another great cover.

Tomb Raider #17 (2001) – This signed/numbered museum edition is a beauty.

Battle of The Planets #1 (2002) – Battle of The Planets Turner cover.

Tomb Raider #25 (2002) – Endgame part 1. Turner pencils and a fantastic Turner cover.

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Ekos Preview 2002

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G.I. Joe #21

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Soulfire Preview

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Teen Titans #1

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Ekos: Preview (2002) – Turner pencils and cover.

Soulfire Preview (2003) – Turner pencils and cover.

G.I. Joe #21 (2003) – Micheal steps outside the Aspen/Top Cow banner and does a cover for the G.I. Joe Image Comics title.

Teen Titans #1 (2003) – Turner’s first DC work; cover art.

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Action Comics #812

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Action Comics #813

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Adventures of Superman #625

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Flash #207

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Action Comics #812 (2004) – Michael begins a Superman cover run.

Adventures of Superman #625 (2004) – Superman cover.

Flash #207 (2004) – Turner Flash cover.

Action Comics #813 (2004) – Another great cover.

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Superman Batman #4

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Flash #208

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Superman #205

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Superman Batman #8

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Superman Batman #4 (2004) – This rare German cover shows a half naked Supergirl as only Michael can deliver.

Superman Batman #8 (2004) – Michael pencils this issue, but it’s the second print penciled version of the original cover that grabs our attention. Nice. Very nice.

Flash #208 (2004) – Another Flash cover. More success.

Superman #205 (2004) – Michael captures the awe-aspiring strength of Superman on this cover.

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Flash #210

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G.I. Joe #33

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Identity Crisis #1

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Superman Batman #10

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Superman Batman #10 (2004) – Awesome Wonder Woman cover from Turner.

Flash #210 (2004) – Flash/Zoom cover by Turner.

G.I. Joe #33 (2004) – A Wraith Turner cover. Low print run.

Identity Crisis #1 (2004) – Michael places many DC characters on this cover.

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Supergirl #1

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Flash #211

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Identity Crisis #4

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Ms. Marvel #1

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Flash #211 (2004) – As Michael showed us Superman’s strength (Superman #205), he gives us Flash’s speed here.

Identity Crisis #4 (2004) – One of if not our favorite Turner cover ever. Nails this.

Supergirl #1 (2005) – The second print cover is spectacular.

Ms. Marvel #1 (2006) – Here the Turner sketch variant way outshines the regular color cover. First modern day Ms. Marvel series.

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Black Panther #18

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Civil War #1

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Civil War #2

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Wolverine Origins #1

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Wolverine Origins #1 (2006) – Michael’s first take on Wolverine. Cover art.

Civil War #1 (2006) – When Michael did the cover art to DC’s Identity Crisis two years earlier, which featured some jam covers, it’s only fitting he’d do Marvel’s Civil War.

Civil War #2 (2006) – More Turner Civil War cover art. Simply amazing.

Black Panther #18 (2006) – Storm graces the Turner cover.

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Civil War #3

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Incredible Hulk #100

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Justice League of America #1

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Justice League of America #3

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Civil War #3 (2006) – The iconic Iron Spider cover. The penciled version is a must own.

Justice League of America #1 (2006) – The third print sketch cover. Yes that one.

Justice League of America #3 (2006) – Red Tornado Cover.

Incredible Hulk #100 (2007) – Turner SMASH! Michael shows off here. An “Incredible” Hulk cover. The Grey variant is scarce.

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Sub-Mariner #1

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Fantastic Four #547

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Justice League of America #8

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World War Hulk #1

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Justice League of America #8 (2007) – Batman cover.

Fantastic Four #547 (2007) – Turner cover. Human Torch dominates this cover.

Sub-Mariner #1 (2007) – One of the best Sub-Mariner covers ever.

World War Hulk #1 Aspen Exclusive Variant (2007) – A Hulk jam cover.

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Daredevil #100

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Silver Surfer In Thy Name #1

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Spider-Man Red Sonja #1

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Thor #1

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Thor #1 (2007) – The third print sketch cover. Michael shows how puny us earth people really are when Thor stares down upon us.

Daredevil #100 (2007) – Turner cover.

Spider-Man Red Sonja #1 (2007) – Spidey teams with Red Sonja and Turner provides this cover.

Silver Surfer In Thy Name #1 (2007) – Wow.

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Amazing Spider-Man #15

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Batman Rebirth #1

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Spider-Man Red Sonja #5

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Uncanny X-Men #500

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Spider-Man Red Sonja #5 (2008) – This cover captures Peter and Red Sonja in a romantic moment.

Uncanny X-Men #500 (2008) – A rare sketch cover and one of Michael’s last covers.

Batman Rebirth #1 (2016) – Michael Turner’s art will live on forever. New art and reproduced older art will show up from time to time. This Batman image was used as a variant cover for DC’s Rebirth line.

Amazing Spider-Man #15 (2016) – Here is another recent variant Turner cover. Spidey and Black Cat.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – Summer Special

Topher Seal is back with his Summer Special article! Things are heating up outside and so are these gems!

As summer sizzles up there’s sure to be plenty of flea markets, auctions and cons to attend. That means back issue blowouts set up by desperate dealers and rank, aging fanboys will hopefully yield treasures or at least help you scratch some books off your want list.  Here’s a few you sould look for in the first discount longbox you see!

Strange Tales 2 Issue 1

The Rafael Grampa cover (more on him next time!) alone makes this one worth the price but a rare contribution from the creator of The Perry Bible Fellowship is the best reason to buy this creative Marvel offering.

Value: 5.00

Venom 13 Sketch Variant 

Some comics you just have to buy because they define a particular era. The new Venom series has a great writer and a character wearing the suit that we can finally be proud of.  This rare issue features the first appearance of The Circle of Four as well as the first appearance of the Antithesis (a group which mirrors the dark sides of the Circle.)  The ones to remember here are Encephalon and X-666!  Buy it, grade it and stash it in your vault.

Value:  50

New X-men 128

As the Uncanny X-force has become the premiere X book for Marvel there is one member who has recently generated heat similar to Deadpool. Fantomex’s first appearance is hot and Ebay sales of CGC 9.8 grade copies are seeing insane gains.  There’s hope though.  I picked up 2 in NM at a localBostonshop this past weekend.  This is an opportunity to get in early on an obscure character who is fast becoming a popular creation.

Value: 25.00-50.00  Ebay sales of 25-50 in NM and 200-300 in CGC 9.8

X-Men Second Coming 2 (Finch Variant)

Looking for the first appearance of the new Uncanny X-Force?  This is it people.  While others track down all the variants for issue 1of the regular series it is in the issue where Wolverine defies Cyclops and forms the team!

Value:  30

Civil War 2 (Turner Sketch Variant)

This one is a few years old but it features one of the most important storylines ever printed and down the road will be a very valuable book due to content and rarity.

Value:  45.00

Resurrection Man Vol. 1 Issue 1 (2nd Print)

DC’s new 52 issue brings back Mitch Shelly as the tormented Resurrection Man, written by Dan Abnett. Normally I don’t recommend collecting first issues with larger print runs unless you really know what you are doing but this issue is cool because it’s the Resurrection Man’s first appearance!

The 2nd Printing is harder to find than the first.  Look for the Roman numeral 2 which denoted the later printing.

Value: 10.00 for the second printing

Dark Horse Presents Vol. 2 issue 1  (Paul Pope Variant Cover)

There are a lot of wonderful things going on in Dark Horse’s new series.  From Harlen Ellison to Richard Corben it appears as if this new series is picking up right where it left off (see issue 157 with the Goon!)  But the real gem here is a sneak peak at Frank Miller’s Xerxes!  If the series is half as good as 300 look for this book to soar in value.  Plus there’s a wicked cover by an indie favorite.

Value: 20.00

Superman & Batman 80

Appearances of alternate versions or future versions of our favorite heroes often lead to an increase in value.  Part 2 of this intriguing tale concerns Epoch , the Lord of Time and features rare appearances by Damian Wayne as Batman as well as the Batman from the 46th century, Superman 2 and the futuristic duo who deal with what’s called The Greater Darkness?!  Though they all only appear in a single splash page who knows when they all might show up again.  Take a chance on this one as it could become as hard to find as the Superman Batman Annual 4 (also featuring an incredible Batman Beyond story!)

Value:  3.00

Resurrection Man 27 Series Finale

It’s the same old story here…low print run and great writing is the recipe for back issue value.

Oh and check out Resurrection Man One Million for the greatest Mitch Shelly tale ever written!

Value:  8.00

68 (one-shot, covers A & B)

Come on you know that zombies are still hot and even when they cool off it won’t be long before the cycle repeats itself.  With an awesome story, 2 covers and a low print run I suggest buying this book while there’s still a chance you can find it.

Value: 25.00

BLUE CHIP BOOK OF THE MONTH

Tales of Suspense 79 (first cosmic cube)

Whatever Loki’s plans are for the cosmic cube in the upcoming Avengers film you can be sure that this book will see a healthy increase in value!

BONUS!!!

Every month I will update a list of current books that are generating big internet sales and general buzz in the industry.

     1.    Dreamwalker 0 (Avatar) First appearance of the Goon!

Value: 175.00

2.    Avatar Illustrated 1 ( Early Goon )

Value: 150.00

3.   Chew 1

Internet sales continue to climb

Value: 350/CGC 9.8 500-700

4.   Walking Dead 19 ( First Michonne )

See the last Broker Corner article!

5.   New X-men 128 ( first Fantomex )

Value: 50

6.   Batman and Robin Vol. 2 Issue 2 ( first appearance Titus Wayne )

Value: 7.00

7.   The Walking Dead 27 ( first appearance The Governor )

Value: 125.00

8.   Chew 12 ( SDCC Variant )

Value: 40.00

9.   Fear Itself 7 (variant)   First Appearance Marcus Johnson

Value:  9.00

10. Dead Pooh 1

Value:  5.00