It’s a simple idea — a comic book take on an iconic album cover — and it’s going straight outta comics to the bookshelf once again this fall.
Set to drop in September is Marvel: The Hip-Hop Covers Vol. 2, a hardcover collection of past variant comic book covers all in one place. It’s a virtual visual checklist of sorts for comics that are slightly tougher finds with nods to pop culture that give them some extra appeal beyond the comic shop.
Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 4.
The box: 1992 Impel The Uncanny X-Men
The cost: $45
The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.
What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls, big board drama, big comic book covers and a big question after the retirement of Tony Romo.
The newest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has arrived in advance of its arrival on July 7 and it gives us a new look at the new villains, the new actor in the lead role and some new friends and relatives as the franchise returns home to Marvel Studios.
The New York Mets announced this morning that they have joined forces with Marvel to create a bobblehead of Thor — no, not The Avengers’ Norse God — aka Noah Syndergaard, who is one of the Mets’ biggest comic book-nicknamed stars.
The newest small star of the big screen world that is the MarvelCinematic Universe will be a big deal once again very soon on the auction block.
The original art used for the first comic book appearance of Laura Kinney, aka X-23, will be hitting the open market next month via Heritage Auctions.
X-23 is the new star played by Dafne Keen alongside Hugh Jackman in Logan, which has raked its way to more than $104 million at the box office in the United States alone since its release less than one week ago. (It’s up to $295 million world-wide.)
The final trailer for Logan has arrived in advance of its arrival on March 3 and it appears that the latest movie in the X-Men/Wolverine franchise will carry a darker and more violent tone despite having one of its main characters being just 11 years old.
The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.
What’s Buzzing Today: Big football pulls, Giannis, caution on Marvel variants, Walmart MLB exclusives, Kris Bryant’s Chrome values and much more.
What: 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems trading cards Arrives: November (and also on e-Pack). Box basics: One Gem-Balaya, Diamond Mine, Original Art Sketch or Diamond Cuts card per box (20 boxes per case via two inners)
What’s buzz-worthy: The next Marvel release from Upper Deck includes a small mix of potent cardboard focusing on the women of the Marvel Universe — some with diamonds embedded into the cards.
What: 2016 Upper Deck Marvel’s Doctor Strange trading cards Arrives: Oct. 26 Box basics: One sketch, autograph or “premium insert” card and two memorabilia cards per seven-pack box (12 boxes per case)
What’s buzz-worthy: The next Marvel movie gets a premium card treatment where every pack includes a one-card “hit” of some type for the film that Marvel hopes will be a new hit franchise. This is also a brand that also will be released as an e-Pack product.
The first Saturday in may is a holiday for comic book collectors as it’s Free Comic Book Day.
A total of 50 books from nearly that many publishers have been created specifically for the day — and they can only initially be had by making a visit to a participating shop.
“We have an incredible selection of Silver comics for fans for Free Comic Book Day this year, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 15th anniversary of the event than with such a diverse range of titles for readers of all ages,” said FCBD Marketing Director Dan Manser. “Free Comic Book Day is such an important day for celebrating fans and their local comic shops, as well as introducing new readers to comics. Our Silver-level supporters have really helped make this year special with such an interesting selection of titles.”
A dozen of the books are from Gold-level sponsors of the event, and you can see a gallery and list of all 50 books … if you keep reading.
Two members of The Avengers are the first super heroes who are subjects of a new release from the Upper Deck Gallery as part of a larger portfolio available in two versions.
Hawkeye and Black Widow are the first of a six-poster series showing the group in action using a Japanese woodblock presentation. Artist Marcelo Baez has created the series, which will be unveiled in pairs each Thursday by the company.
Up next on the comic book movie hit list is Deadpool, a Marvel-inspired creation arriving on Feb. 12 that you’ve already probably seen a commercial for a few times here and there. (As long as you have a pulse … or a TV.)
Deadpool is a wise-ass who arrived in the Marvel universe in February 1991 via The New Mutants No. 98. That $1 book will cost you more now but the Rob Liefeld creation has many other appearances out there for fans to chase in all those years since.
His second appearance comes in X-Force No. 2 — everybody has X-Force, right? (Even Buzz has at least a dozen No. 2’s in storage somewhere to go with 30-some first issues … )
Since we’re close to the arrival, Buzz figured it was time for a vote — check out the latest trailer below and then tell us what you’ll do.
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Variant editions of comic books are sometimes the Superfractors of that world, commanding crazy cash because of their scarcity and, of course, demand for them.
While this copy of Star Wars Vader Down issue No. 1 is not a 1/1 creation, it’s estimated by those in the know to be as rare as a dozen copies because it was only available to dealers who ordered … wait for it … 4,999 copies of the standard book. You buy that many, you get one of these.