Monday, May 19, 2014

Movie Villains with Poor Comic Book Values

It’s funny how Comic Con season can disrupt a relaxing summer day. It was a nice summer day back in July, 2013, and I was reading a book and enjoying the summer breeze blowing in from the window.  Then, my tranquility was shattered because I went to the computer and read the news from the San Diego Comic Con, which also took place on the same day.  Joss Whedon had just announced that Ultron would appear as the main villain in the Avengers movie sequel.  Like some frantic stock trader with insider information, I swung into action. I desperately phoned a few comic dealers in an effort to snag some copies of Avengers # 55 (the first full appearance of Ultron) for cheap. It took about a day to hear a back from them about the comics, and when they did call me back, the ink had already dried on the new price tags that they had slapped on the polybags.  I think one dealer wanted $300 for a very fine copy of #55 so I passed on it.

In thinking back on this moment, I’m writing today to advise you not to hastily buy a supervillain’s comic just because that villain will be appearing in the next Hollywood blockbuster. Read more >>

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