There has been some major development in terms of super hero/villain movie appearances in the last week. Again, I'm kind of pleasantly surprised my intuition paid off. I had first mentioned Ultron's undervalued first appearance one week prior to the announcement for him to appear as the major villain in the next Avengers movie. And yesterday, the announcement that another major DC villian that I had speculated on couple months ago is now coming onto the big screen! I hope all of you capitalized on the pics! See below if you want more deets on the villain!
However, this is Wednesday...and you know what that means? Skipping jollily to your LCS! This week we see one of the slowest weeks in recent memory, with no huge #1's coming out, no major characters making 1st appearnaces nor succumbing to tragic deaths. Nevertheless, we go because we love the artform that we so adoring horde or sell. So without further adieu... :)
In my constant quest to get you the most recent speculator info (In addition to my weekly in-depth blog columns) I thought I'd start a rapid post, and shoot out some recent books worth grabbing cheap if you can find them. Here are some Dakoit quick picks to grab at the store this week, some are older and some are new!
1. Hawken Melle #1 (Archaia)
Releasing: December 4th 2013
Why? Sold out at distributor level, low print from small publisher. Based on successful video game.
Synopsis: Hi-action mech combat from the world of HAWKEN, the award-winning online video game!This premiere issue features the heart-racing pace of cat-and-mouse combat in a tale by Dan Abnett and Federico Dallocchio entitled '20 Seconds' of, with cover art by Tim Bradstreet!
2. Red Rover Charlie #1 (Avatar Press)
Releasing: December 4th 2013
Why? By eccentric superstar Garth Innis (Preacher), and beautifully illustrated by Michael Dipascale. Lower print run & small publisher.
Symopsis: When a worldwide epidemic suddenly rids the Earth of all humans, what happens to man's best friend? GARTH ENNIS - the master wordsmith of Preacher and Crossed - delivers a story like no other, as a band of canines set out to survive on their own for the first time. This is the story of three best friends at the end of the World. Charlie was a helper dog and he was good at getting his feeders safely around. Now he and his pals Rover and Red must escape the failing New York City and find their way in this new order.
3. Superman: Man of Steel #18
Released: November 1992
Why? Wow. I don't wanna say I told you so, but this was rather unexpected! See my previous post! Doomsday will appear in next Superman Batman Movie! PLEASE go NOW and hunt any bins that still have this comic at a bargain basement price!
This week was great for comic readers but a poor one for collectors and speculation. The two comics I chose this week are the best of the pile but still not must gets. My first pick, Hawken Melee#1 is a toss up. Comics based on video games (except recently, DC's Injustice) aren't after market scorchers (ie. Mass Effect, Gears of War) additionally it being a limited series, I wouldn't go crazy with this one, just picking up a single copy will do.
Rover Red Charlie#1 has been getting luke warm reviews for writing, but art is gorgeous. I don't see it being something in demand in the after market. In all honestly, there isn't a huge market for anthropomorphized animal comics. If you rather pick up another comic to read, you can pass on this one. So that's it folks. Easy peasy!
Oh! Have you got your MOS#18 yet?
Until next time....keep hunting my pannapictagraphists!