Archive for June, 2010

Bad movies make bad investments

June 27, 2010

Johan Hex. The scene is set during the Reconstruction years after the Civil War. Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is a former Confederate soldier, turned bounty hunter. President Ulysses S. Grant has commissioned Hex to track down his former commander, Quentin Turnbull, played horrifically by John Malkovich.

The Warner Bros. release of the DC Comics adaptation about an avenging Civil War veteran barely brought in $5.3 million during the weekend, one of the worst studio showings of the box office summer. The comic didn’t sell well when it came out.

In Good, it fetches $40-50. In NM it runs $900-1000. I expect it to drop in half in 5 years. No one will make another Hex Movie.


Dead @ 17

June 20, 2010

Dead@17 is a series formerly published by Viper Comics..

Nara Kilday died at 17.

Then she was brought back to life, subsequently killed again, and  recently resurrected to become an agent of the covert ops force, The Zodiac.

And while Nara’s comic book journey is nearing its end, Howard has indicated that the long-awaited “Dead@17” film adaptation has signed director Dennis Iliadis (“Last House on The Left”).


June 13, 2010

One of the paradozes in comics is the first appearance of Wolverine in the last panel of Hulk #180.

$70 in F condition recently passed by. #181 is the one that people want. It is the full issue.

I rem reading it as part of my 12 comics per month a habit then.  The hulk was in the villain of the month mode. He was created by writer Len Wein and artist John Romita as a punching bag for the Hulk.  Herb Trimpe, who drew the issue, said: “John Romita did the costume design and I told him, ‘You realize, John, that the costume is the character

Chris Claremont made him famous. He offered this quote in an interview.

“It was Dave that came up with that idea of the claws being part of Wolverine’s body, to which I said, ‘That’s disgusting. Let’s do it.’ Len and I never talked about it. Dave and I just made it up as we went along.”

Got a box of Image comics from the 1990’s?

June 6, 2010

Good luck in selling them if they are the titles are the ones that no one much cares about. Boxed and boarded generics go for 10-15 cents. You would be better throwing out the comics and keeping the bag and board. Dealers can’t move them. They won’t buy them in most cases. Sorta like yesterday’s news.