Perhaps it’s just the countdown clock to Halloween ticking more loudly, but there’s something I’ve noticed more and more lately out and about and in the world of comic book and movies merchandise.
Candy bowl holders.
They’re apparently a thing — and they’re available for quite a few iconic characters in the comics and movies worlds. The Groot you see here? He’s not cheap — $68.96 at Amazon — and he’s not alone.
The newest small star of the big screen world that is the Marvel Cinematic 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.)
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What’s Buzzing Today: Panini Encased, 2017 Donruss, big NBA set completions, big pulls and plenty more — even a Wolverine show-off thread.
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.
What: 2017 Upper Deck Marvel Annual trading cards
Arrives: February (and also on e-Pack).
Box basics: One patch, sketch, plexi-sketch or premium insert per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)
What’s buzz-worthy: The year in Marvel Comics gets a review in Annual the first planned look back at the year in books that Upper Deck has penciled into its comicard lineup.
Keep reading for more as well as a gallery.
She’s one of the comic book world’s biggest icons and a ferocious superheroine vampire — and her first story ever published back in 1969 is now in the hands of one of the world’s biggest comic art collectors.
She’s Vampirella and the original art — the complete seven-page story — from Vampirella No. 1 is in the hands of Thomas Fish, the owner of BlowoutCards.com. The artwork previously sold in May 2009 after it had been in the collection of its creator, Forrest J. Ackerman all these years.
“During the last comic art con in Secaucus, N.J., I had an opportunity to meet the previous owner and discuss this historic first appearance piece of comic book and horror memorabilia,” Fish said. “After some negotiation, we were able to come to a deal we were both happy with and the artwork is now part of my collection.”
The final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse arrived today in advance of its arrival on May 27.
Check out the new trailer — and tell us what you think — after the jump.
Upper Deck Authenticated has added a new chapter in its ongoing line of comic book and movie gallery prints that showcase memorable stories and characters on a monthly basis.
Gangs of New York joins The Crow among the movie properties to appear on the prints, which are printed on premium paper and are individually hand numbered and also have variants. They are sold via the Upper Deck Store online. Among the Marvel Comics characters to have prints so far are Wolverine, Daredevil and The Avengers.