Trending Comics: What’s Hot and What’s Hype?

 

A look at the top trending comics on the market

 

Tomb of Dracula #10

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Gene Colan

 

Wesley Snipes has been highly irrelevant in Hollywood for a decade. He’s now using his former role in Marvel’s first successful movie series, Blade, to return to prominence. Snipes is pushing for a return to the role, even announcing that he’s working with Marvel (who bought the movie’s rights back five years back) to set up multiple Blade projects. We’ve heard this a fair amount the past few years, but this does sound more legitimate then past speculation. I wouldn’t expect the MCU to invest much into a film that doesn’t connect to Phase 4 for several years. And Blade doesn’t connect to what Phase 4 is focused on. Blade seems to me like a better idea for a Netflix series than a movie at this point. While I believe the rumors of the two sides are seriously discussing a return to the movie franchise, I don’t believe they’re in any hurry to move forward with the movie. Another minor wrinkle in the movie’s return is that it’s been 20 years since the first Blade movie’s release. Snipes is aging while vampires don’t.

 

A Walk Through Hell #1

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Goran Sudžuka

 

It was recently announced that an option announcement is forthcoming for Garth Ennis’ new series. The book shot up from cover price to $25 overnight and is currently trending between $15-20. It seems like every week an Image or AfterShock series is optioned for tv or movie and then we don’t hear anything further about production for years, if ever. If you have one or can get one below $15, it might be a solid investment, but I wouldn’t go over that. An official announcement hasn’t been made and the series has only released four issues, so the option is likely speculative for the production company if the comic series heats up.

 

All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One #1

Writers: Al Ewing
Artist: Paco Medina

 

Marvel writer Charles Soule recently confirmed that Samuel Chung (AKA Blindspot) will be appearing in the second season of Iron Fist. The announcement has only moved the needle a bit on his first appearance. This issue is trending around $10-15, so it could be a conservative investment depending on the character’s involvement and likeability in the series.

 

 

The Eternals #1

Writer: Jack Kirby
Artist: Jack Kirby

 

An Eternals MCU movie has been floated around for some time now. It has picked up steam as of late as we near the MCU Phase 4 with many speculating on the yet-to-be-named titles. We know that most of Phase 4 will be based in space, so the Eternals would make sense. They would also be an expected replacement for the Guardians of the Galaxy who are on a permanent hold for now.

 

This issue currently trending around $200 for 9.0+.

 

Venom: Space Knight #12

Writer: Robbie Thompson
Artist: Gerardo Sandoval

 

The first appearance of the first Host is heating up as Marvel overloads readers with new Venom storylines each week. This issue is up to around $25. I see it maxing out around $30 as the movie is released next month. I don’t see it going above $30 at its peak and will likely taper off later in the year as Venom fatigue sets in.

 

Invincible Iron Man #7

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Mike Deodato

 

This book is reaching all time new highs as news of Riri Williams potentially making her debut on the big screen, possibly as a replacement for Tony Stark whose time in the MCU is coming to an end. She’s also getting her own comic book series. Even with the current price of the first print trending around $150, I’d still recommend picking it up as her popularity will continue to increase. I could see this book reaching upwards of $400 within the next few years.

 

Amazing Spider-Man #4

Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Ryan Ottley

 

I’m only including this because of the number of people asking about it. If you haven’t heard, the issue has been recalled because of a perceived anti-Mormon message in it. The outrage has been minimal and enough copies were printed that this isn’t going to peak very high. You can still buy this for cover price, though many are trying to sell it for up to $15. This is not a big enough “scandal” to warrant any real inflation.

 

 

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