The Comic Broker’s Report
by Topher Seal
This month’s report is going to be a quick one as I slave away on next month’s UK Special. Until that time I suggest you:
Pass on Iron Man 3 and rent John Dies at the End, then watch it three times.
Don’t believe the Marvel Miracleman hype! ( I may have to eat my words down the road on this one. )
and take comfort in the fact that Twinkies are coming back so you can eat the rest of that 4 month old last box you bought on Ebay.
Batman Beyond 1
Batman 20 concluded Scott Snyder’s surprisingly good Clayface tale and as an added bonus we get to see the Gen 1 Batman Beyond Suit! There have been some great appearances by the future Batman over the years but if you are looking for the one with the most potential on the back issue market then this is it. There is also a free version that was made available 1 month later, a newsstand edition and a Six Flags Giveaway!
Bodie Troll 1
Collected from digital work this new indie gem is incredible. The art is fantastic and it looks like a prime candidate for a cartoon adaptation. For now you can get this one cheap but the FCBD 2013 issue will generate buzz. I can see first issues slowly drying up over the next few months.
The Stuff of Legend FCBD 2009
Of all the recent properties to get optioned ( Hoax Hunters, The Test and even Rachel Rising ) it is this wonderful comic that deserves the most attention. Early issues are hard to find but none as tough to track down as this 2009 FCBD issue featuring the first appearances of the title.
Kung Fu Fighter 1 ( first Bronze Tiger )
This week DC is rolling out a host of characters into the New 52. Bronze Tiger is easily my favorite. The new design looks amazing and despite the small chance of commercial success I still say Kung Fu Fighter is worth purchasing because it isn’t that easy to find in high grade.
New Teen titans Annual 2 ( First Cheshire )
A sick Perez cover has to be larger than all the rest! As I mentioned above DC is introducing new blood into the failing New 52 with Cheshire? Well lucky for this comic it has a great cover and is also the first appearance of The Vigilante. If you can find a CGC 9.8 for under 50 it’s worth it.
Adventures of Superman 465, 466
Get the newsstand variants for these forgotten Superman comics! Hank Henshaw ( Cyborg Superman ) will be making his debut in the New 52 and is likely to have the most success with readers.
The new Iron Man film is splitting fans down the middle. I won’t tell you why but one of the best parts of the film is actually Pepper Potts. There aren’t many appearances of Rescue but this one-shot is heating up on Ebay and if Pepper ever wears the suit in film you will be sorry you passed this one up.
DC it flat out crazy announcing a Bat-Cow Comic! For those of you who love Pet characters like Titus Wayne and Dex-Starr then you should look for this super rare DC comic featuring the first Bat-Cow!
Rachel Rising 1 ( 3rd Print )
Terry Moore’s latest is quite an effort and when it was optioned sales exploded. But issue one does have a high print run compared to under 1500 for the third print. Buy and hold to cash in down the road!
The Walking Dead 95
Robert Kirkman loved Rachel Rising so much he put a preview in the back of Issue 95. No one really noticed and even though the preview came out right before the trade for the first few issues the fact that there is an early appearance of Rachel Rising in a WD book means the heat is coming.
Strangers in Paradise 1
If Rachel Rising hits big don’t forget about this classic! Moore recently revealed that Rachel Rising occurs in the same universe as Strangers in Paradise! It’s pricey but worth every dollar paid.
Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. This article is used as a guide for investments and entertainment purposes. Please use your own discretion when investing.