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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Hot Key Comic Issues of 2016 Part 14

Two of the comics in Part 14 of this hot key issues of 2016 have bounced back for some grades after a cooling off period. They aren't any surprise for sure.

Well, maybe except for the 2nd one featured here, and the connection to the character has an odd place of popping up in a Marvel television show. Still, rumors surround both of these.

Actually, TV or movie rumors surround all three of these to some extent. The last comic I've never talked about before either. It is a key issue, but it's also a variant as well.

So, on with the show!

Tomb of Dracula #10 cover 1st appearance of Blade
1st appearance of Blade

This one actually kind of makes me laugh. Every now and then rumors still pop up about Netflix and Marvel wanting to expand their comic live-action shows or Wesley Snipes pushing for another Blade movie.

Now, I don't doubt that's true. I'm sure they do. They've been huge successes so far on the Netflix and movie end of things.

Lot's are hoping for some Midnight Sons type of thing, and, hey, I'm completely down with that. I'd love to see Blade, Ghost Rider, Werewolf by Night, and some horror/supernatural end of things happen live-action.

Would be cool. With the Punisher already getting a spin-off series, it does seem like Netflix has a more than a full plate in front of them.

Not saying it isn't possible. Anything's possible.

However, Blade is always brought up again and again. It cools off and then some news report reignites it again. Fine with me actually, but I'd rather have a confirmation. Pretty sure I'm not the only one when it comes to that.

CGC 9.8s don't have that many sales for this one on eBay per year. They actually did better in 2015 but 2016's only sale in April was an improvement compared to 2012 through 2014.

CGC 9.6s did have a record sale on eBay though, and outperformed 2015. There was a sale over at Heritage for a CGC 9.6 and it sold for $1434 in March of this year, so that grade is on the up and up so far.

9.4 slabbers jumped into the $900 range, and most recent was via bidding auction. Always a good sign.

9.2s hit the $600 range this year and for the first time. The grades spotlighted here aren't the only grades doing well for Tomb of Dracula #10. Most are on the up and up currently.

Tomb of Dracula #10 has the cover date of July, 1973. 

Marvel Spotlight #5 comic cover 1st appearance Ghost Rider
1st appearance of Ghost Rider
1st appearance of Crash & Roxanne Simpson

Another character that keeps being recycled in the rumor mill is Ghost Rider. Latest rumblings is that Ghost Rider may appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. due to a promo posted on the show's Twitter feed that had a fiery chain on it.

Hellfire or J.T. James did show up in season seven of the show, and as far I know, Hellfire wields a fiery chain as well. Still, the connection to Ghost Rider seems to have reignited demand for this book a bit more.

Norman Reedus has also said he'd love to take on the Ghost Rider role. I can see that.

While other grades are doing well, the only two that outperformed 2015 sales on eBay were 9.4s and 9.2s. CGC 9.4 sold in the $2,000 range after more than a year of no sales, and 9.2s beat 2015's highest sale by only $20 bucks.

Other grades for this comic are bouncing back upwards after some cooling off periods here and there. Some were still hot but didn't make any movements past record sales of previous years.

Still, Ghost Rider does seem like he's inching back into live-action status, or, at least, that's the hope. The 1st appearance of Ghost Rider in Marvel Spotlight #5 has the cover date of August, 1972.

Ultimate Fallout #4 variant cover 1st appearance Miles Morales
1st appearance of Miles Morales
1st appearance Reed Richards as the Maker
Death of Ultimate Spider-Man

    Miles Morales has become a popular character in Marvel Comics. Created by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, Miles Morales is from the Ultimate universe and the character was created with President Obama and actor Donald Glover as inspirations.

    Donald Glover was also recently cast in Spider-Man Homecoming also. Miles debuts and takes on the identity of Spider-Man in this issue and history was made.

    He is the 1st Black character to take on the mantle of Spider-Man, but the 2nd Latino to do so. Miguel O'Hara is the 1st from the Spider-Man 2099 series. Both characters are half latino.

    This is the Marko Djurdjevic 1:25 variant. The regular cover has an estimated print run of 73,764.

    The print run for this variant just may be around 2,950 copies. So CGC had two record sales that beat the highs from 2015.

    Latest sale in May was $750 and the previous sale in April was higher at $840. Highest sale in 2015 was just 5 cents shy of the $700 mark.

    This grade started off weak, but heated back up. Not sure if the speculation about Donald Glover being secretly cast as Miles Morales had anything to do with this one, but it could've.

    CGC 9.6s are still bouncing around the $100 range and $200 range, but if the values do sustain in the $700 to $800 range for 9.8s, 9.6s may increase into the $300 range at least.

    So far there's only thirty-seven 9.8s and sixty-two 9.6s in the CGC Census currently. Who knows, though, and we shall have to see how this variant performs throughout the rest of 2016. Cover date for Ultimate Fallout #4 is October, 2011.
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    Gerry wrote up a piece with information about the regular cover to Ultimate Fallout #4. Just click the link to go and read that up if interested.

    Recap from yesterday. At the end of Part 13, I ended the post with Jim Carrey and Eli Roth adapting the Aleister Arcane comic to the big screen. That comic did heat up pretty quick.

    One even sold for $49.99 and considering that complete lots were selling for $4.99 only two days ago. Gonna be really interesting to watch how that one progresses or fizzles. Most recent sale was $19.99.

    I've already posted this on the Total Comic Mayhem community page, but The Kitchen #1 is another comic that is seeing a bit of heat. Not a huge print run either, and it does have a 1:13 variant that is rare. So click the link to join up and check it out and share some comics in your vault while you're there.


    1. Oh man, the Deadpool variant character theme is really going crazy. Female Deadpool, Gwenpool and now: Deadpool 2099! What' s next? Howard the Deadpool? OK I admit it, I' m buying. Deadpool Nr. 6 that is. After all, I don' t want to miss the next Spidergwen ;-)

      Max Rebo

      1. I can see why they did it. Gwen's a hot character. Deapool's a hot character. Let's combine them. I think it's silly, but it seems to be working. Ka-Ching! Why not a Harleypool?

        On that note has Harley Quinn and Deadpool ever done an inter-company cross-over together? That one would be a hot comic.

    2. Yo my man, heard about The Boys making it to the screen. Any news on price developments yet?

      Mr. Snag

      1. Boys is a hot comic and it will be added soon. Thanks for keying me into that one Mr. Snag.