Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Comics On Paper?

So a lot of people ask me am I totally down on printed comics? Well, that depends on what you might be talking about.

If you are talking about the 22 page stapled advertising supplements that Marvel puts out that *just* happen to have 1/6th of a complete New Avengers story in them, then yes - I hate those things.

If you are talking about Hard Cover collected editions of the same storyline or complete runs of a book, then no. I LOVE collected Trades of comics! For those of you wondering what to give me for Christmas, hint, hint...

Not only do you get a complete story without being bombarded by *Music is my AntiDrug!* ads, but they also appreciate in value!

Behold the power of limited print runs!

Marvel's Recent Annihilation Vol 1 HC is climbing in value on eBay...



This btw was a GREAT little mini-series!

As is Morrison's run on New X-men



This is funny because it's almost a testament to how little attention the Cult of Morrison pays to Previews...

Finally, the reigning champ of Quick Increasing in Value Hard Cover Collections - The Eternals Omnibus!



Now here are my picks for things I *think* will be out of print soon...

The Daredevil Omnibus by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson


I really think this book has a lot of promise for increasing in value as 1) Frank Miller's fan base will probably increase as he continues to do movies and 2) Marvel will probably do another Daredevil movie one day.

My next pick is cheaper than the Daredevil Omnibus, so it might be a better bet for selling out...

The Brubaker run on Captain America



Finally, my off the wall bet is this little gem that was recommended to me by Chris Sims at the ISB...


I picked that one because its cheap AND its Kirby. It's also a kick ass collection of comics! The Kirby fans are driving the price of the Eternals Omnibus up, so I'm guessing the same thing will happen with this collection eventually.

Feel free to speculate... :D

2 comments:

Caine said...

Lots of the image books give you 22 pages without so many ads (Dynamo5 for instance)...

JimShelley said...

Caine, I agree. - I think Image does a good job of keeping the ad count down in their books, but their revenue model is thing of mystery to me.

Still, I can't think of anything outside of Walking Dead and maybe Invincible that has appreciated in value in the comic format from Image, whereas GodLand seems to be doing pretty good in the trade versions...

Dynamo5 is a awesome comic, btw!

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