THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER
Hey, everyone, Comic Book John's back with this week's COLLECTOR'S CORNER!
And, just for a final reminder, here's what The Collector's Corner is......
Every week, on Tuesday, we'll have a new article showing items that we've bought, traded for, and received on consignment. We're always buying and trading with people and there's always one thing, or another, that sticks out. From older, or landmark comics, to amazingly-crafted statues, we've got things for any and all collectors, no matter the preference! And we want to make sure you're all aware that they're available to you!
Let's start off strong with some BATMAN merch!
Ever wondered what our 75 Years of Batman Action Figure Collector Set is? We're sure you've probably seen it over by our selection of Batman statues, situated above our POP!'s. Well, we've decided to display what's inside on this week's Collector's Corner, so you guys can be aware as to what kind of awesome get this is, if you come in and pick it up from us!
Now, you all know what's in the cool-looking mystery Batman box!
This set can be yours for just $79.99! Don't miss out, either, we've only got ONE set! And we can't get ANY MORE after this one's gone!
DC Direct - Cover Girls of the DC Universe: BATGIRL
Next up, we've got this beautifully-crafted Batgirl statue! Based on the artwork by Adam Hughs, we see Batgirl having a bit of a gadget malfunction... This statue is on sale at just $79.99! You save $20!
We've only got one of her left, so don't hesitate to get her, or even hit us up to have her held for you! This is a collector's item you don't want to miss out on having!
The Dark Knight Rises Batman Icon Statue
Love The Dark Knight Trilogy? On consignment, we have this Batman statue, based on the look from The Dark Knight Rises, molded to look like actor Christian Bale in the iconic film costume. It's a 1:6 scale Batman icon statue, and we've got it at the price of $100, even!
Christian Bale portrayed the role of Gotham City vigilante Batman, and his eccentric billionaire playboy alter ego of Bruce Wayne, in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, from 2005-2012. These films also gave us some of the most iconic interpretations of classic Batman villains, such as Ra's Al Ghul, Scarecrow, Bane, and most prominently The Joker.
The Complete Trade Paperback Set
Here, at Soundwave, we've got the COMPLETE Preacher trade paperback collection on our shelves! And with the TV series hitting AMC's airwaves in the next year or so, you're gonna want to grab these and catch up to get ready for what could very well be one of the most blasphemous TV shows, to date!
Preacher follows the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher in the small Texan town of Annville who is accidentally possessed by a supernatural demon/angel creature known only as Genesis. This turns Jesse into, possibly the most powerful being in the universe, and he sets out across the United States, driven by his newfound knowledge of right and wrong to, literally, find God, - Who abandoned heaven when Genesis was born - and learn more about his supernatural powers.
All nine volumes collects the main 66 issues of the series, along with the five specials, and the four-issue mini-series "Saint of Killers".
The series and characters were created by both the great Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon!
The TV series being developed for AMC is being produced by Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin, and Seth Rogan (Yes, THE Seth Rogan), the latter of the three is also writing the pilot, alongside Evan Goldberg. So, we're sure in for an interesting treat, there! With that, the character of Jesse Custer will be played by none other than Dominic Cooper, best known for his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the father of Tony Stark, himself, Howard Stark in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, the Marvel One-Shot short-film "Agent Carter", along with the spin-off TV series Marvel's Agent Carter, on ABC.
Below, you can see each of the individual covers of the trade paperback volumes, along with the issues each volume collects...
Retail value of all 9 volumes, together is $150, BUT we'll be doing a Collector's Corner special sale! The first person to give us $99.99 gets the entire collection! That's almost 30% off!
Created by comic book superstar writer Grant Morrison, the plot follows a single cell of The Invisible College, a secret organization battling against physical and psychic oppression using time travel, magic, meditation, and physical violence.
For most of the series, the team includes leader King Mob; Lord Fanny, a transgender Brazilian shaman; Boy, a former member of the NYPD; Ragged Robin, a telepath with a mysterious past; and Jack Frost, a young hooligan from Liverpool who may be the next Buddha. Their enemies are the Archons of the Outer Church, inter-dimensional alien gods who have already enslaved most of the human race without their knowledge.
Below, you can check out each individual cover of the series, along with the issues of the series they each collect.
At retail price, the total cost of all of these books, together is $135. BUT, for our Collector's Corner special sale, the FIRST PERSON to bring us $60 gets all seven trades! That's like getting three of the trades, and the other four for FREE, saving you $65!
KOTOBUKIYA Star Wars Saga Series Luke Skywalker (EP5 Ver.)
Something we definitely don't have enough of are some awesome pieces of Star Wars merch on these Collector's Corners!
So, let's change that now!
We recently just got in this fantastic Kotobukiya Star Wars Saga Series Luke Skywalker model kit, modeled after Mark Hamill's appearance in Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back!
It's a 1/7 scale, pre-painted soft vinyl snap-fit statue. Once put together, you can either have Luke carrying his blaster, with his lightsaber safely holstered on his belt, or you can have it the other way around, with his iconic lightsaber ignited and ready for battle!
This imported figure can be yours for just $69.99! And we've only got one! Come in and get it before it's gone!
STAR WARS: The Black Series - #01, Luke Skywalker
Furthermore, to make up for not having enough Star Wars merch on these lists, we've also come into some original Black Series Star Wars action figures.
Of these fantastically-crafted figures is #01, Luke Skywalker. This figure is modeled after Mark Hamill's look from the final act of A New Hope, when he took flight in his iconic X-Wing with the Rebel Alliance to take on the Empire, head-on, and destroy their super-weapon, the DEATH STAR!
This figure is just $39.99! The packaging is a tad beat up, but is certainly still worth having in your Star Wars action figure collection!
STAR WARS: The Black Series - #03, Sandtrooper
The other original Black series figure we've gotten in is #03, the Sandtrooper. Modeled after the Stormtroopers that showed up on Tattooine when C-3PO and R2-D2 made their escape from the Empire in A New Hope. Remember the iconic scene where Obi-Wan uses his Force suggestion to escape the Imperial Stormtroopers before meeting Han and Chewie in Mos Eisley? This is one of those Stormtroopers...!
This figure is also $39.99, and its box is probably in much better shape than the Luke we have. He comes with several different weapons, as well as a hydration pack. It's beautifully detailed, and really cool to look at.
We've only got one of each of these Black Series Star Wars figures, so DO NOT MISS OUT!
New OLD Comics!
As many of you guys know, we do a lot of trading in the store with comics, and most of the time we get the same 80's and 90's stuff.... There's no such thing as a bad comic, they're all great to read, it's just that stuff from the 80's and the 90's is that most of the titles released in those decades were over-published and aren't really worth too much. But, sometimes, we do get hauls that bare some fantastic fruit.
We recently just got in almost-complete, classic, collections of both Captain America [& Falcon] and Frank Miller's Daredevil!
CAPTAIN AMERICA [& FALCON], by Stan Lee
Part of a recent haul we've acquired had some fantastic issues from Stan Lee's run of CAPTAIN AMERICA, that started from #100. But, we've since sold that #100, and our selection now starts from #102. From there, our selection even reaches through #134, when the title changed to Captain America & Falcon, which was the title all the way through #222. We've got some solid ten-issue runs in our backstock for you guys to check out, and pick through, if you're missing any issues from your collection. The earlier you go back, the more rough-looking the copies become, but we do have plenty of well-kept comics in our selection!
Check out our backstock next time you come into the store!
Below are just some of the issues we have included in our selection...
We've even got bits and pieces of Captain America's time as Nomad!
This story was when Steve Rogers abandoned the role of Captain America once becoming disillusioned with the US Government after finding that a high-ranking official was the leader of the Secret Empire.
And that's not all!
We've also got in some quintessential issues of Daredevil from Frank Miller's iconic run on the character!
Marvel's TV series on Netflix was such a major success that it warranted Marvel and Netflix to fast track a second season, hitting the online streaming service in April of next year. The new season will co-star Marvel's legendary characters The Punisher and Elektra, both of whom played intrigal parts in Frank Miller's darker, grounded take on Daredevil in the 80's. With that said, we've got a good bit of that run, which includes his team-ups with The Punisher and Elektra, along with the latter's iconic death at the hands of Bullseye!
There's no telling how much these will be worth when the show comes back, next year! So, be sure to come in and scoop them up from our back-issue boxes before they're gone!
We've even got an issue in our back issue boxes written by The Man, himself, Stan Lee! This is the first meeting between our favorite Man Without Fear, and the Sentinel of Liberty Captain America! And just in time to celebrate the work of the great Jack Kirby, too, as he did the cover for this issue! This is even the first break-up between Matt and his classic love interest, Karen Page. So, if you've got a place for this in your collection, we definitely suggest nabbing it before it's gone!
We can't talk about Marvel's next season of Daredevil without bringing up The Punisher, at least once. And, fortunately, we've got more than just one thing to mention! When the character was introduced, obviously he was a major deal, even being one of the quintessential characters of the 80's, with both of his solo series debuting in the latter half of that decade. To this day, he's become a fan favorite of the Marvel Universe, and while he hasn't had a hit film, yet, we are sure that he'll become a much bigger deal once he debuts into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Daredevil's second season!
The Punisher, vol. 1, #1-5 (of 4)
We've gotten in all five of the four issue mini-series that put the character back on the map after his debut the decade before. This first title was so popular, Marvel let it last one extra issue, and this later helped in Marvel's decision to give the character his very own on-going series, which ran strong through the 90's. Since then, he's had several different titles through the 90's and 2000's, but nothing beats this fantastic five issue mini-series. We've got them in FANTASTIC condition, you couldn't probably ask for anything better!
Come in and check them out, and grab them while they're here! We've only got one of each issue, especially that #5, so don't hesitate to get them!
The Punisher, vol. 2, #1-5 (AND OTHERS!)
After the first mini-series was a hit, Marvel launched an on-going featuring Frank Castle, which had a pretty good, long run through the 90's. Besides the mini-series, this on-going was one of Marvel's biggest hits during its run. We've got the first five issues of this on-going, along with several other issues afterwards, but not too many strong five or ten issue runs, like some of the other stuff I've shown, here. Come and check these out, especially if you're missing any from your Punisher collection!
And, just like with Daredevil, we've also got a Captain America cross-over with The Punisher, as well! This one's in the form of the three-issue mini-series THE PUNISHER & CAPTAIN AMERICA: BLOOD & GLORY. We've got all three issues in fantastic condition, and ready to be added to your Punisher, or even your Captain America collection!
THE PUNISHER MEETS ARCHIE #1
And, speaking of fantastic Punisher cross-over tales....
In probably one of the most uncanny of cross-overs, the one we still can't believed happened was The Punisher Meets Archie. We've got this fantastic one-shot event at the store! I mean, 48 pages, no ads? Totally worth it!
All of these are likely to become highly sought-after collector's item issues in the coming year, as the character gains more notoriety from his inclusion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You're definitely gonna want to hop on these purchases, now, before it's too late and we stop coming across any!
Also, note, that what is presented is not all we have. These are just some of the highlights of the bigger selections (Unless specifically said). We definitely came into a bit of a gold mine with this trade, and we hope we can, at least, finish, or even start some people's collections with what we've obtained in this last week!
The Walking Dead #1: Artist Proof Edition
Now, before we wrap up this Collector's Corner, we did want to highlight a new collector's piece that was released, this week. Image Comics has re-released an over-sized version of The Walking Dead #1. The book isn't small enough to fit in any comic bag, but is definitely something to frame, and mount to your wall. These are limited in number, and we only got in 10. They've been selling incredibly well, and we want to make sure more of you are aware this is available at our store before they're all gone!
It's $19.99, and features the original artwork of issue #1 in full pencils. It's definitely something any hard-core Walking Dead fan should have in their collection, for sure! So, don't miss out on getting one before they're all gone!