Another Midtown Comics signing with none other than 4 creators including an amazing writer Brian K. Vaughan who’s been busy working on all sorts of projects with various publishers, Image Comics being one of them. Even though this cover, signed by 4, is now sold out at Midtown Comics you can still find it in the secondary market like eBay. Don’t miss your chance to own this quad signed cover from Midtown Comics.
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 – Signed by Mark Brooks
Another Midtown Comics signing with none other than Mark Brooks who’s an artist that’s been very busy working for Marvel. I’m not a huge fan of The Amazing Spider-Man but Black Cat is always a fan favorite whenever it graces the cover. Don’t miss your chance to own the signed version from Midtown Comics.
Chrononauts #1 (1st Print) Signed by Sean Gordon Murphy
Another Midtown Comics signing with none other than Sean Gordon Murphy who’s an artist that’s been on fire as of late. You should check out his Deviant Art site if you get a chance. He has a bunch of old and upcoming covers for Chrononauts and past series. I’ve read some reviews where praise is all they could offer for new new series he is coauthor on with Mark Millar. I’ve also read some dismal reviews comparing it to nothing new and exciting, been done before, time travel, peeps with blond hair, made for Universal to pick up as a movie.
Any ways, I just read it and while the content has been done before and yeah the scientists are typical alpha males that seemingly can Macgyver the crap outta anything in a matter of minutes and still make out with the girl, it still was a fun ride. There are aspects to the book that are worth exploring and with the placement of our main characters in the timeline it looks to be a fun ride. Hell if they move through the centuries and create scenes that lead up to potential movie ideas done in real life (Back to the Future…saw an upcoming cover) then kudos to them!
Now I’ve seen publishers in the past gone hog wild over variant covers simply for promoting a particular series or event but this has got to be one of the largest variant cover count releases for a comic that I’ve seen in some time. Since the acquisition of LucasFilm’s early last year by Disney, Marvel (Owned by Disney) took over the publishing rights from Dark Horse starting in 2015. Dark Horse had been releasing some amazing stories over the past 20 years expanding the Star Wars universe by leaps and bounds over what Marvel did during it’s initial run. Memorable series like Legacy and Tales of the Jedi to a more recent favorite of mine Dawn of the Jedi. I felt I as a reader had struck gold with the release of Dawn of the Jedi as it literally broke new ground by creating an all new character cast expanding a timeline hardly touched in the past except for a few references made in past by series such as Tales of the Jedi. If you ever get a chance to read both series I’m sure you’ll agree with me. I only hope Marvel takes a good look at what Dark Horse was doing near the end of 2014 and consider the possibility. If only Dark Horse had written more Dawn of the Jedi miniseries! I believe they that could have easily translated into a motion picture movie trilogy.
Here are the issues for the new miniseries The Valiant. If anyone cares to share and other variant covers for this series then definitely tack on additional covers to the post or send them to me. There are also retailer incentive sketch variants complimenting the color variants listed below.
The Valiant #1 Cover A Regular Paolo Rivera
The Valiant #1 Cover B Blank
The Valiant #1 Cover D 1:20 Incentive Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt Interlocking Variant
The Valiant #1 Cover E 1:50 Incentive Francesco Francavilla Variant
The Valiant #1 Cover F 1:100 Incentive Paolo Rivera Black & White
The Valiant #1 Exclusive Midtown Store Shared Variant
The Valiant #1 Exclusive Hastings Store Brent Peeples Variant
Thanks to co-owner of Graham Crackers Comics John Robinson I was finally able to complete my Akira Epic/Marvel run of 38 comics. Mind you each comic is the size of a thin Trade Paper Back that even with double bagging in Mylar-D requires half the space in a comic short box. An issue of Akira #37 in VF/NM or better averages around $25-40 and Akira #38 in VF/NM or better averages around $50-90.
I realize that isn’t much compared to the usual old school Marvel and DC but #38 is rather hard to find. There have been a few places that I’ve found it around $80 and the most obvious place to find it would be on eBay. For the past year I’ve been looking for one and seen a few on eBay come and go from questionable sellers. I mean buying from eBay has it’s risks and I’ve been burned many times in the past. Unfortunate for me I live in an area that have few comic stores so my only real option is the internet.
Anyways, I check Graham Crackers Comics weekly and noticed they had the cover and thanks to John I was able to obtain the legendary book few have seen. Apparently GCC bought a huge collection that happened to have this lonely single issue calling my name. I’ve purchased many books from GCC in the past and shipping has always been topnotch! Check out the pics of the packaging job done for this shipment. I realize that this post is starting to sound like one of those shameful plugs but on the flip-side, I believe it’s a well deserved plug.
Here are the issues for the new series Shield. Marvel released another crazy set of variant covers for this new series. If anyone cares to share and other variant covers for this series then definitely tack on additional covers to the post or send them to me. I gotta say though, I do like the Deadpool variant.
Shield #1 Cover A
Shield #1 Cover B Skottie Young “Marvel Baby” Variant
Shield #1 Cover C Blank Variant
Shield #1 Cover D Deadpool Party Color Variant
Shield #1 Cover E Mahmud Asrar Young Guns Variant
Shield #1 Cover F Steve McNiven Young Guns Variant
Shield #1 Cover G David Marquez Young Guns Variant
Shield #1 Cover H Sara Pichellie Marquez Young Guns Variant
Shield #1 Cover I Valerio Schiti Young Guns Variant
Shield #1 Cover J Ryan Stegman Young Guns Variant
Shield #1 Cover K Marvel Agents of Shield Photo Variant
Shield #1 Cover L Mike Deodato Jr. Retailer Incentive Variant
I’ve seen this circulate around the net for sometime now and to be quite honest, the humor of it never gets old. You know there is actually a wiki dedicated to just the Alf comics? Did you also know that the series extended to 50 issues, 3 annuals, 3 specials, and a mini comic? I wonder when Marvel will release that Omnibus! What say you theomnibuscollector?
Unfortunately Tumblr will only allow up to 10 pictures per pic post. That being said there are just too many covers of issue #1 for this years over-hyped Marvel event Death of Wolverine to post. If anyone cares to share then definitely tack on additional covers to the post. There are also retailer incentive sketch variants complimenting the color variants listed below.
So, taking Marvel’s direction at face value, if and when Wolverine is killed off, when do you think the writers at Marvel will resurrect the beast?
Death of Wolverine #1 Regular Steve McNiven
Death of Wolverine #1 Midtown Exclusive J Scott Campbell Connecting Variant
Death of Wolverine #1 Variant Skottie Young Baby
Death of Wolverine #1 Variant Deadpool Memorial Color
Death of Wolverine #1 Variant Steve McNiven Canada
Death of Wolverine #1 Incentive 1:50 Leinil Francis Yu Variant
Death of Wolverine #1 Incentive 1:75 Alex Ross 75th Anniversary Color Variant
Death of Wolverine #1 Incentive 1:100 Joe Quesada Color Variant
Death of Wolverine #1 GameStop Variant
Death of Wolverine #1 Salt Lake Comic Con Greg Horn Exclusive
I’ve just discovered a new product that hasn’t been out too long and I’m wondering if anyone out there has any examples of this out there they could share with me and others. I’m talking CGC/PGX wall mounted pictures, 3rd party cases using the mounting product, or just regular table top display examples. I’m thinking of picking up some for my own collection so show me your collection using ComicMount!
If you are unable to locate stores with adequate inventory to purchase from then head over to ComicMount’s store front on eBay. There pricing seems to be very competitive with other mounting systems currently out there. You can also visit there Facebook site by clicking the above picture.
I just picked up 5 today off of eBay to test out. I’ll be sure to post my thoughts as I have a few scenarios I’d like to put this product through as I quest for the perfect universal comic book mounting and display system…I love comics…