2014 is here and that means a lot of people have Holiday money to burn. Now is the time to sell if your a speculator. This mostly applies to over-hyped image books, Marvel and DC variants and comics connected to upcoming film and TV projects.
My new year’s checklist:
10. Re-bag and board my whole collection.
9. Watch Bladerunner once each month.
8. Buy a Lying Cat T-Shirt for the wife.
7. Vacation to Colorado.
6. Buy every copy of Teen Titans 44 I see under 5$
5. Steal this,
4. Build a functioning puppet.
3. Find or knit a Tanooki Suit for my son.
2. Sell all walking Dead Comics I own
1. Buy all Sandman comics I NEED.
This months suggestions:
What if 33 X-Men Annual 1 ( 200 1 ), X-Men 4
Collecting first appearances of major villains is one thing comic aficionados love to do. The 90’s didn’t produce a plethora of memorable characters though. Omega Red is one that stands out. The only problem-his first appearance, X-Men 4, was massively over-printed. It’s still a good bet long term if you can get the newsstand edition graded 9.8 or better. Funny thing though-he also appearance in these other two comics in the same month. Look to find newsstand editions of them as well.
Marvel Age 97
I’m not sure if you know this but there is a secret legion of Darkhawk fans out there. The most sought after appearances are the venom issues and the later issues due to low print runs. Issue one is also prized in cgc 9.8 or better because it is believed to be his first appearance. But it is not, this is!
Uncanny X-Men 221
X-Factor 5,6 have lead to speculation on the X-films of the future. Get your copies of X-Factor 24 and Mr. Sinister’s first appearance before it’s too late!
Note: The Mark Jeweler for this is quite rare.
Iron Man 223 ( First Blizzard )
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has grown with each episode and if fans can be patient it may turn out to be the cornerstone of Marvel’s Movie and TV universe. Blizzard may be a second rate Marvel villain but his introduction on the show should spark interest in his debut.
Tales of Suspense 75 ( first appearance Sharon Carter )
The last time I mentioned this was in regards to Batroc, now with a possible Sharon Carter show in the works it has become a comic worth owning for multiple reasons.
47 Ronin 1-5 ( Dark Horse )
Film adaptations often lead to sales spikes in the shark infested waters of Ebay. In this case the film stars one of the worse actors in history and has received less than stellar early reviews. Sell em if ya got em.
Marvel Age 20
This issue of Marvel age predates Secret Wars 8 thus making it an earlier appearance of Spidey’s black costume on a cover.
Man of Steel 17
Soon enough folks are going realize that the Doomsday appearance to own is right here!
The Amazing Spider-Man 256
Can a movie handle this many villains? Adding the Puma seems like a strange idea but so was the prospect of Blade film and we know how that turned out!
Ok I cannot take any credit for this discovery but it looks like Wolverine may have appeared prior to Hulk 180 and was also created by someone else. Marvel used this fan Magazine to poach ideas from kids using contests they created. At this point three Marvel characters have appeared from these contests.