WEEK IN REVIEW

April 29th, 2022

Welcome to COVRPRICE’s Weekly Comic Report!

Man, there’s a lot packed in this week’s report! This week the fine folks at CovrPrice have again drawn inspiration from our daily SHAKER lists and found big sales for the J. Scott Campbell, Cavewoman, DC Universe Logo variant, Everquest and SO much more. Enjoy!


 

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COMIC BOOK SHAKERS

Every day CovrPrice’s Daily Shaker List calls out comics with the highest sales value sold that day. Throughout the week we pull the more interesting ones and elaborate on them here. Check out our sweet Shaker List here.

 

SHAKER: AMAZING ADVENTURES #11 | MARVEL | 1972

By Nick Richardson

As one of the original X-Men, Beast has many fans. Most remember him as the distinctly blue variety of intelligent, massive, fanged beasts amongst extraordinary men and women. Most, however, don’t know that he was previously gray! This issue marks the first appearance of our beloved blue Beast, his chosen form after his previous and distinct human/gray persona. Hank McCoy drank, ill-advised, a serum derived from the hormonal extract that created mutation to disguise himself to catch an evil scientist. His body underwent radical changes and turned him into a gray beast, a form that, over time, sapped his intellect the more he used his strength. He reversed that, while also turning blue, by saving his buddy Iceman from Infectia’s kiss. Comic logic can be odd, but that hasn’t stopped collectors from picking up this first appearance, one which the community thinks will be brought to screen eventually. It had a recent sale of $800 in a CGC 9.2, up 188% from its previous sale price of $425 two years ago. It did nearly the same thing in a CGC 9.4 earlier this year as fans continue to snag high-grade copies.

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SHAKER: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #41 | Marvel | 1966

By The Professor

Charging his way into the Spidey Universe is the Rhino! Making his way from Mexico to NYC, he is wreaking havoc with anything that gets in his way. Ultimately kidnapping John Jameson (son of J. Jonah) in order to capitalize on the secrets he knows about his space missions, it is up to Spidey (as usual) to save the day. Like many early Spider-Man comic books that contain famed villains, they are very desirable to collectors (especially ones that feature the villains themselves). We saw several higher sales of this book in the past week, including multiple low-grade raw copies surpassing the $400 mark, with a mid-grade raw hitting $825. A CGC 5.0 sold for $775, with two 3.5 sales averaging $450. A graded 3.0 also recently sold for $450, with a 2.5 reaching $360.

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SHAKER: BLACK PANTHER #1 – J. SCOTT CAMPBELL – SKETCH | MARVEL | 2009

By Matt DeVoe

This week, a rare CGC 9.8 copy sold for $5,000! This is the first 9.8 sale we’ve seen since 2018 when a copy sold for $3,050. These partial sketch variants are pretty interesting. In 2008/2009, Marvel created several partial sketch variants for various books to be distributed at different comic conventions. This is not too dissimilar from what publishers do today. The print runs were also at a respectable 500 copies. Which, again, is not uncommon for current convention exclusives. This always makes us wonder what today’s exclusives will do in 10 years (especially those with 100 copy print runs)? Over the past decade, these partial sketch variants have proven their rarity, and several now command massive premiums.

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SHAKER: BLADE: VAMPIRE HUNTER #1 | MARVEL | 1999

By Nick Richardson

We covered this back in our January 28, 2022, report when it hit $405, but that’s already been surpassed by this week’s new high sale of $766! That’s up 189% in three months, truly incredible for a 90’s Blade comic, albeit a rare comic, with an incredible 90s cover to boot. The supernatural side of the MCU is showing up in force, with Blade, played by Mahershala Ali, slated to release late next year, and collectors are getting ready for it.

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SHAKER: EVERQUEST ONLINE ADVENTURES: THE QUEST FOR DARKPAW

PS2 PROMOTIONAL GIVEAWAY | WILDSTORM | 2002

By Matt DeVoe

Everquest Online Adventures (EQOA for a time-saving acronym) was a 2003 3D fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for the PlayStation 2. It was immensely successful and very beloved amongst gamers, as it was the first hands-on exposure gamers had of MMORPGs. To promote this new experience, Sony’s then online PlayStation shop offered this 9-page (no ads) limited edition comic in 2002 for free with their exclusive shop’s pre-sales for the game’s release in 2003. It’s unknown how many copies were printed or distributed. However, it’s considered one of the rarest video game-based comics of all time, supported by the first sale we’ve ever seen at a massive $1,690 raw. EQOA was so successful that it took almost ten years for Sony to finally shut the online game down in 2012, a year before PlayStation 4. That’s a considerable lifespan for a game.

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SHAKER: CAVEWOMAN 1 | BASEMENT | 1993

By Prof. X

After this title’s central character, Meriem Cooper is saved by her grandfather from her drug-addicted mother; he uses a hoverbike to take Meriem to his laboratory. Once at the laboratory, he works on getting to the future with Miriem and his friend, a 15-foot gorilla named Klyde. Things go awry, and Miriam, her grandfather, and Klyde get transported back to the “age of reptiles.” This failed time travel also resulted in imbuing Miriam with extraordinary superpowers. This is the story that Budd Root delivers in this fast-paced, action-packed, and sexy 1993 gem. Root takes inspiration from Playboy’s LITTLE ANNIE FANNY to bring CAVEWOMAN to life. However, many don’t know that the second biggest source of inspiration for this book comes from the 1933 KING KONG film. There are clear references in the style of storytelling and the use of prehistoric titans. However, none is more evident than his main character’s name, a clear reference to King Kong’s director, Merian C. Cooper. Although not a particularly mainstream series, Budd Root has developed a solid fanbase. It’s clear that this fandom exists when looking at the most recent CGC 9.8 sale, which went for a new all-time high of $3,499.99!

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SHAKER: DAREDEVIL #2 | MARVEL | 1964

By Anthony Sopczak

This week’s 6.0 graded Daredevil issue #2 enjoyed a near 50% increase in value over the $800 average sales of 2021, selling for $1140 and $1300. With its iconic Jack Kirby cover, this comic is a double banger of second appearances with Matt Murdock’s alter ego facing off against one of Spider-Man’s staple villains, Electro. With the comic market not slowing down, first appearances have been getting more and more out of reach for the average collector. Whenever these market increases occur, you can be sure that more eyes lock in on second appearance issues. Daredevil #2 appears to be no exception. This issue is a fun and wild ride that starts with the Fantastic Four’s brute, The Thing, hiring Matt Murdock to check on the Baxter Building’s lease while they go out of town. After Electro learns that the Fantastic Four left the city, he decides to steal their secrets to sell to a hostile nation putting him on a collision course with Daredevil. During the first battle, Electro defeats the Man Without Fear and sends him into space in Fantastic Four’s rocket ship, as one does! Upon his eventual return, Daredevil takes out Electro with the help of the police. When the Fantastic Four return to town, they are dismayed that Matt Murdock didn’t check the lease and decide to hire a new firm. Despite the outlandish storyline, no offense to Stan Lee, this issue packs quite the punch for comic book collectors. On top of this issue being Daredevil and Electro’s second appearance, the reader gets a panel retelling Daredevil’s origin and one retelling Electro’s origin. Additionally, the reader learns how Daredevil’s powers work, and Marvel’s First Family gets a cameo. Often, second appearances are at a great value compared to the firsts, especially when the market is on the rise. With so much packed into this issue, it’s easy to see why its demand has increased dramatically.

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SHAKER: DETECTIVE COMICS #233 | DC COMICS | 1956

By Yves Navant

This book recently sold for $2,400 in a CGC graded 4.5! Remember the Congressional hearings that alleged Batman and Robin were recruitment propaganda for pedophiles? You should, cause it was an industry-breaking era. While this could be occurring today, in our conspiracy-plagued lives, this actually happened in 1954. As we noted many times while covering pre-code horror titles, a psychiatrist named Fredric Wertham insisted comics were the source of delinquency, homosexuality, and the overall decay of society. His witch-hunt culminated in the aforementioned Congressional hearings and the creation of the Comics Code Authority, a censorship board governing comic books. Batman was among the characters targeted, with Wertham saying the comics groomed children for homosexual pedophilia. And people listened to him! Mass hysteria. The Comics Code insisted DC establish female love interests for Batman and Robin. The result was Kathy Kane, Batwoman, who first appeared in this issue. Batwoman and the original Bat-Girl (Betty Kane) were created purely to diffuse the hysteria leveled against Batman and Robin. Kathy Kane began as an heiress and circus performer, using weaponized cosmetics to fight crime. I swear. Editorial scrapped the original Batwoman and Bat-Girl in 1964, but this issue, its history, and their cultural significance are massive!

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SHAKER: GREEN LANTERN #49 (DC UNIVERSE LOGO VARIANT) | DC COMICS | 1994

By Yves Navant

This book is an early reprint of Green Lantern #49, available only in a DC comic book 2-pack, sold at various retailers like Toys R’ Us. Featuring the DC Universe logo in the box where the UPC barcode is found on newsstand versions, these DCU logo reprintings have become a trendy collector niche. Almost all were sold in some multi-pack type, but they varied in look, quantity, and location. The key fact about these is how they are almost always the last printed edition of their respective issue. However, back to focusing on GL #49. This week it hit a new high sale of $520 in a CGC graded 9.8. Besides the cool 1990’s DC Uni logo, the issue is fairly great on its own merits. DC was making an effort to revitalize Green Lantern by reframing Hal Jordan as an embittered villain, disenchanted after Coast City (his home turf) ‘s destruction in the Death/Return of Superman. Hal’s fall from grace serves as an introduction to Kyle Rayner (and his very cool costume design) as the new Green Lantern. This issue features Hal mercilessly cutting down Lanterns, his former friends and colleagues, and taking their rings for himself. Hal becomes the villain Parallax for a minute, while Kyle takes over as Green Lantern for the rest of the 1990s and a chunk of the 2000s. Oh. This story also gave name to the comic trope “Fridging” (look it up) and led to writer Ron Marz receiving oodles of hate mail and death threats. In the brightest day, in the blackest night, $520 is a steal for this, right?

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SHAKER: HOUSE OF M #1 – JOE QUESADA (1:20) | MARVEL | 2005

By Matt DeVoe

This book initially rose in value with the release of WandaVision for Disney+. The madness she portrayed during the show is well-represented in this classic House of M cover by Joe Quesada. This is also the beginning of the series leading up to issue #7, where Wanda famously proclaimed NO MORE MUTANTS, which had such significant ramifications in the 616 universe that are still felt in the current Marvel series. Traditionally, with the completion of WandaVision, this variant should have decreased in value. Looking at this week’s all-time high sale of $733.33 for a CGC 9.8, clearly, this isn’t the case. Wanda has risen to a key character in Marvel’s Phase 4. DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS even teases her as a potential villain, which could change things considerably in the MCU. As one of the most powerful MCU characters, having her switch to the other side makes her an immense threat and one that would hit close to home for her fellow Avengers. There are a lot of parallels here with Jean Grey and the X-Men.

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SHAKER: INFERNO #1 – INCENTIVE ADI GRANOV VARIANT | MARVEL | 2015

By Matt DeVoe

Despite Magik not getting the title of Sorcerer Supreme, collectors still LOVE Magik variants. Especially when they’re as gorgeous as this Secret Wars One-Shot “Inferno” 1:25 cover by Adi Granov. This has always been a steady $50-$100 aftermarket seller, but this week it jumped to an all-new high sale of $147 for a raw copy. The last 9.8 sold over a year ago at $240, and the next 9.8 will definitely sell for a premium now.

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SHAKER: INVINCIBLE IRON MAN ISSUE #512 – LARRY STROMAN -VENOM VARIANT (1:50) – | MARVEL | 2012

By Jeremy Imlach

We’ve previously covered a few of the venom variants from the 2012 run, and this past week brings a few new covers to the shaker list. The Invincible Iron man 1:50 Stroman variant sold for $1,601 for a 9.8, and the only other sale in that grade was for $2,000 last month. For Scarlet Spider, a CGC 9.8 sold for $526.54, compared to the $678.10 that sold in January of this year. Both books are venom variants from that 2012 run that are instant classics and highly sought once they pop up for sale.

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SHAKER: JUNGLE COMICS #15 | FICTION HOUSE | 1941

By Nick Richardson

This book is a spectre of a bygone era, an era of hot jungles, vicious beasts, ladies in leopard print, and lords of the jungle. When war waged across the world, this series of books distracted many readers. Kaanga, Lord of the Jungle, reigned supreme, saving the stranded women of his domain against a multitude of foes and wearing a few wildebeest skins while he was at it. Nick Cardy, who penciled and inked this series along with Fight Comics, Kaanga Comics, and Wings, held nothing back on this cover when utilizing his realistic style. Being in demand, he was one of the early professionals in the emerging industry to work for Eisner and Iger, creating comics on demand. There is still a market for this brutal book from a bygone era, with few remaining after years of enjoyment. That didn’t stop one of the few from selling for a $1,945 in a CGC 5.5, a massive jump from its previous raw sale of $382.

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SHAKER: LOCKJAW & THE PET AVENGERS UNLEASHED 4 (1:15) | MARVEL | 2010

By Prof. X

What happens when an iconic artist meets a low print run? A highly coveted and hard-to-find cover. Skottie Young quickly ascended the ranks to become a highly sought-after artist for many collectors. Likewise, the brief glimpse of Throg, seen in Season 1 LOKI, has had fans clamoring for more Throg. In fact, back in July, it was revealed that Throg had a few more scenes in the LOKI series. Ever since, rumors have been floating around that Throg is set to return in LOKI season 2, in a much more prominent role. These are currently rumors, time for cold hard facts: Only six graded copies of this book are on the CGC census. Only three of those books have been graded at 9.8, one being a signature series book. However, the new all-time high goes to a raw copy of this book, selling for $850! This is a $300 increase from February’s sale of $550. This Throg cover is bound to be an iconic cover for years to come. It will be interesting to see the value of a 9.8 sale whenever the owners decide to let one go!

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SHAKER: MARVEL ZOMBIES #1 – GREG LAND (1:25) | MARVEL | 2015

By Matt DeVoe

Recent casting rumors of actress Laura Donnelly playing Elsa Bloodstone in the upcoming “Werewolf By Night” Halloween special (due later this year) have reignited hot sales for Elsa’s hard-to-find market favorited key issues and covers. While not a key issue, this Marvel Zombies has produced two popular variants featuring Elsa. Prior to this week, the desired variant was the “Ant-Sized” variant with an FMV of $70, where Elsa appears super tiny on the front but then in full size on the back cover. This 1:25 Greg Land variant just usurped that market value with a new raw high of $150. Either way, these two Elsa covers are not easy to track down and will continue to increase. Well, as long as this news is legit.

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SHAKER: MS. MARVEL l ISSUE #1 – 4TH PRINT – PURPLE l MARVEL | 2014

By Matthew Glover

Ms. Marvel’s star just continues to rise! With the Disney+ show just around the corner, you can expect sales of this comic to increase. Recently, a 4th reprint of the first issue of the titular run sold for $900.00. This 9.8 graded comic was sold on April 25, 2022. The last time a 9.8 of this issue sold was in July of 2021, when it sold for $400.00. This reprint was the purple titled variant. There are seven different color variants of the classic cover. There was also a design variant, a 1:50 and 1:100 black and white sketch cover. A raw copy of this variant sells for about $76.00. This key comic features the first appearance of Joshua Richardson and Zoe Zimmer, who go on to be a part of this runs supporting cast.

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SHAKER: SPAWN #185 – WHILCE PORTACIO – 2022 LA MOLE CON – FOIL | IMAGE | 2008

By Josh Allen

This La Mole exclusive was LTD to 1000 copies. First of all, to get this book, you had to attend La Mole Con 2022 at the World Trade Center in Mexico City. Second of all, you had to preorder a fan pass that came with a goodie bag that included the Spawn #185, seen here, and a plethora of other items. These were all packaged in a clear polybag. The interesting part to note about this sale is that it came from a seller in Mexico. Usually, this is the type of book you hit eBay for and pray the book shows up in decent condition ( I got a few of the other Spawn #185 La Mole Con editions, and they did NOT arrive in 9.8 conditions). A big sale hit this week, where the seller was able to track down an NM copy, personally sent it into CGC, got it back as a 9.8, and sold it within a month at a premium of $750! Spawn collectors, obviously, need it all, and I don’t imagine this book having a huge 9.8 census count. Perfect conditions for a premium sale like this.

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SHAKER: STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 (1:100) | MARVEL | 2016

By Keith Shimabukuro

Will she or won’t she? That’s the biggest question with Doctor Aphra, as most people are betting that she will appear on screen in a TV show or movie at some point. Her first appearance in Darth Vader #3 has become an expensive book, so people are looking towards her first ongoing series, driving the price of a 9.8 of this rare variant to a massive sale of $2000 (sold on 4/21/22) for this hard to find 1:100, while a raw book sold for $700 one day later. Only time will tell. However, with Krrsantan appearing in the Book of Boba Fett, chances are looking good.

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SHAKER: STAR WARS ANNUAL #4 (JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER VARIANT) | MARVEL | 2018

By Keith Shimabukuro

John Tyler Christopher didn’t create the negative space cover, but he sure perfected it and started a craze that continues to this day. My favorite negative space cover is Spectacular Spider-Man #101, where the black suit Spider-Man is swinging upside down (props to the legendary John Byrne). Some sites list this as a 1:25 variant, but whatever the case, this incentive variant came from the tail end of the rebooted Star Wars series that most certainly was seeing declines in print runs. This book is so rare that we captured only the fifth raw sale this week for a record $550 on 4/25/22. Good luck to all you JTC negative space completionists!

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SHAKER: STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE #1 (IMAGINEERING VARIANT) | MARVEL | 2019

By Keith Shimabukuro

We covered this book way back in 2019 when it first appeared on the market. To recap, it is believed that it was handed out by Disney to JUST the Imagineers (not all cast members, as other sources have cited) as a thank you for their hard work on the new GALAXY’S EDGE land in Disneyland, Anaheim. Since that sale in 2019, very few copies have come to market, showing just how rare this book is. At the time, the article discussed how the price of $236.50 was a heck of a deal, and the sales from this week prove that to be omniscient as a raw copy sold for $999.99 on 4/24/22 while a 9.8 sold for a record-breaking $6,200 on 4/24/22! There’s just no stopping this book.

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SHAKER: THOR #168 | MARVEL | 1969

By Ryan Forster

When you think of the big bads that Marvel could introduce into future MCU properties, one of the first that always comes to mind is Galactus. He often comes hand-in-hand with the Fantastic Four and is a potential worldwide threat similar to Thanos. His first appearance (cameo and full) in Fantastic Four #48 and #49 are the most desired books for this character, but next on the list is his origin in Thor #168. This week we had a rare CGC 9.6 sell for an in grade record of $4,320, completely eclipsing the prior record of $1,350 from 2018 by $2,970 or 220%. There are only ten copies in a 9.6 and four in a 9.8, so this is truly a rare book in this condition, and collectors pulled out their wallets at the opportunity to add this high-grade Galactus key to their collection.

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SHAKER: THOR: GOD OF THUNDER ISSUE #2 – DANIEL ACUÑA (1:50) | Marvel | 2012

By Matthew Glover

BY ODIN’S BEARD!!! This 1 in 50 variant cover had a record 9.8 sale for $2,000.00 on April 23, 2022. This book features the first appearance of Gorr the God Butcher and Knull’s All-Black Necrosword. The Love and Thunder trailer didn’t show Gorr, who Christian Bale will play, but that didn’t stop this hard-to-find book from causing some noise. Sales of this book are likely a result of the renewed interest in Jason Aarons’s run on Thor. Love and Thunder seem to be borrowing extensively from Arron’s run. This book only had one alternative cover and only one additional printing. A raw copy of this variant goes for about $664.00. The last time a 9.8 was on the market, it sold for $1779.99

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SHAKER: VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR ISSUE #1 – ERROR – BLACK COVER – NEWSSTAND | Marvel | 1993

By Jeremy Imlach

To say this book is rare would be an understatement. Second only in rarity to the white error variant, it was noted in May of 2021 that there are 146 certified CGC copies of this classic series error cover. The most recent sale speaks volumes about just how rare this gem is. This past week, a raw copy sold for $5,323, and in September of last year, a 9.4 sold for $6,250. BUT BUYERS BEWARE! There are counterfeits on the market that have been found, so be wary of shelling out top dollar on a raw variant of this book!

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RUMORED/OPTIONED COMICS

RUMORED/OPTIONED: CHOSEN AKA AMERICAN JESUS

Per Comicbook.com, “Creator Mark Millar’s Millarworld announced Monday filming has started on the latest comic book adaptation from Netflix.” This news helped Chosen #1 hit a new high sale this week of $350 for a CGC 9.8. 

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RUMORED/OPTIONED: EL MUERTO/ BAD BUNNY SONY FILM

By The Professor

As Ron Burgundy famously said, “Well, that escalated quickly!” And indeed it did! With the announcement of famed Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe as El Muerto, we saw copies of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6 (Vol. 1) (2006) go from relative obscurity to one of the hottest books of the week. Sales within a few hours went from an average of $4 to $35 to $90 to $150, hitting $200 (in a bulk sale) just a day after the announcement was made. Listings can now be found at the $200+ range. It seems FOMO is real with this comic book, especially one connected to a famous rapper (and THE most streamed artist on Spotify in all of 2021) and Marvel Comics. Who knows how this will all turn out, but the marriage of a mega-music titan and the MCU definitely has made people pay attention! As for El Muerto, we learn that his father was killed by the evil Gilded One after trying to protect him as a child. In the aftermath, the Gilded One gave the young El Muerto (Juan-Carlos) ten years to train and travel, and at the end of this time, he must find a hero to unmask and humiliate – enter Spider-Man! No other details for this movie have been disclosed, so there is still plenty to learn about this project. Regardless, be sure to look in your LCBS dollar bins for this one – you know they are in there!

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RUMORED/OPTIONED: ILLUMINATI 

The recent Doctor Strange tv spots are letting the info fly in their short trailers. This included official confirmation of the Illuminati, Professor X in his yellow chair, and Captain Carter’s Shield. So, here we goooooo! It looks like their first appearance in New Avengers #7 will be high up in the movers once again.

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RUMORED/OPTIONED: ROBOTECH

Deadline delivered some new news on Robotech after years of silence on the mega brand’s film development at Sony Pictures: “After helping steer the ship as the main director on Marvel’s Hawkeye series, Rhys Thomas has been set to direct Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari’s Robotech for Sony Pictures. The film is currently in development with the script by Marcum & Holloway with a rewrite by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Harmony Gold also is involved.” This is fantastic news for fans of the series and their first appearance in Macross #1.

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RUMORED/OPTIONED: AWA & FREEMANTLE

Deadline is reporting that “American Gods producer Fremantle has struck a strategic development deal with the film and TV arm of graphic fiction company AWA, whose backers include James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems and his sibling Elisabeth’s production firm Sister.” Essentially, this means that Fremantle will be working with AWA to select specific titles from their current library of titles. Their flagship title is RESISTANCE which shares a common thread through several of their titles, and the likelihood of that title progressing is high. Some of their other fan-favorite series include NOT ALL ROBOTS and FIGHT GIRLS. However, other than the previously announced project CHARIOT at Warner Brothers, no specific titles are mentioned in the article.

 

 

WHAT THE WATCHER IS WATCHING

WATCHING: SPIDER-WOMAN #1 | MARVEL | 2015

By Matt DeVoe

Comic book content-related news poured in from Cinemacon this week. The highlight for us was how some attendees watched fifteen minutes of SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE. One notable detail fans latched onto was that Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew, is pregnant, which is pulled directly from Marvel’s 2015 Spider-Woman series. Now, sales are light for this issue, ranging from cover price (ding!) to $15. Typically, these story-centric shared events don’t tend to make great investments. Without a key first, it’s hard for books like this to retain their market value long-term. However, this current market can be unpredictable. So, we’re watching this book. It’s mostly from simple curiosity to see how little it takes for Marvel content news to move a book.

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KEY COMIC OF THE WEEK

KEY OF THE WEEK: DYNAMIC COMICS #11 | CHESLER | 1944

By Ryan Forster

A name from the Golden Age that doesn’t get the regular admiration of Alex Schomburg, Matt Baker, and L.B. Cole is Gus Ricca, but he deserves much more recognition as his covers are some of the most coveted in comics. In October of last year, we featured this Gus Ricca classic cover with a record raw sale of $3,011, but this week we had a new overall record with a huge sale of $9,000 for a mere CGC 2.5, with the prior record being held by a CGC 3.0 that sold for $3,960 in January of 2021. This is an astounding jump in just over a year, especially considering seven years ago, a 7.0 sold for only $1,135. The question is, will these record prices hold up? What’s going to happen if we ever see the single 9.2 or 9.4 come up for sale? If the last two sales for this book are any indication, it will be a blockbuster sale with some heavy hitters fighting it out to take home this Ricca classic.

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