Thursday, April 30, 2015

Marvel Reimagined NFL Helmets

I'd file this one under weird but totally awesome. JK Creative has reimagined all the NFL teams as Marvel Characters. Yes you to can own a Washington Groots T-Shirt (My favorite) or a Green Bay Iron Fist mug.  

Just head on over to Just Kozy and order your today, check out all the teams.

I really hope that they actually do a Marvel Sunday and wear these, maybe then they can sell the jerseys and give all the money raised to charity. Get on this NFL and Marvel.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Angry Groot Funko Pop Vinyl

If you don't have enough Guardians of the Galaxy Pop Vinyl figures you will soon ave the chance to own your very own Angry Groot.
This exclusive figure will debut at  Fan Expo Dallas Comic Con, May 29-31, 2015. 

If you can't make it to the convention Toy Mayrix will be selling them starting May 1st at 11:00 check it out
Angry Groot Sale

Good Luck on Your Hunt!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Action Comics #1 - Sales figures and more

As you know here at Comic Book Hunters and Gatherers we are big fans of the history an overall importance on Action Comics #1, just read all our past blogs in Stories of Action Comics #1.

We haven't posted much recently as our team has been doing some reach into the early history of Action Comics #1. Much has been written in regards to Siegel and Shuster trying to sell their idea and the development of Superman. Not much has been written about the actual original sale of Action Comics #1. Yes we all know it started the superhero comic book genre. We also know it had an initial print run of 202,000 copies. The rest of this blog will contain facts you may not know.

The publishers, Jack Liebowitz and Harry Donenfeld, of Action Comics #1 thought they might have something special on their hands so they printed 20,000 promotional poster to be hung on newsstands, in pharmacies and anywhere else the comic might be sold.
House Ad for Action Comics #1

Liebowitz and Donenfeld also pre-arranged for Action Comics #1 to stay on shelfs for six weeks instead of the standard four weeks.
After the issue went on sale the publishers wanted to get a feel for how the issue was selling so rhey provided retailers with a postcard  where they could record the sales fifteen days and then again at the end of the month. Although this wasn't the mat accurate way it did give a snap shot of the sales figures and the figures were GOOD!

Siegel and Shuster, Liebowitz and Donenfeld were all right they did have a hit on their hands. Of the 220,000 copies that were printed 130,000 copies had sold, that's 64% of the print run. Anything over 50% was considered both a success and made a profit.

Following the success of Action Comics #1 Liebowitz and Donenfeld wanted to verify what they already knew, that being that people were buying Action Comics to read about Superman. So in issue  #4 they put in a short survey asking readers to put their five favorite stories in order. 75% put Superman first (404 of 542) with an additional 11% put him second (59).  

The rest as they have said for many years is history. 

In upcoming blogs we will look at the sales figures of other early issues of Action Comics, you know Superman wasn't on every cover back then.

Hope you enjoyed.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Custom Flash Short Box

I have always looked at comic books as not only literature but also as art. The biggest problem I have always had with collecting this art form is how we store them.

White long or short boxes have always been rather dull and boring. There just plain white, BLAH

So I decided to take a day and create a custom short box, starting small, to house some of my Flash collection. I decided to make it a Wally West box.

Here is my quick step by step guide.

Step 1: get a comic box.

Step2: pick some comics that you don't feel bad about cutting up. (This was the hardest part, luckily I had some doubles.)

Step 3 : Buy some Mod Podge, there are so many cool craft related uses for Mod Podge.

Step 4: Cover one side of the box with Mod Podge and start putting the comic cut outs down. Then move to the next side and repeat.

Step 5: once all the comic cut outs are firmly in place go over the entire box again with Mod Podge, let it dry and you are done.

I also spray painted the lid gold just to add more color.

You now have your own hand made comic box it beats the boring white one.

Enjoy filling it up!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Convergence is upon us - DC crosses time

Next week starts the mega-time crossing- crossover event at DC comics. Convergence will take you through a variety of different DC Universes impacted by the main events of the past, including Crisis and Flashpoint.
Below is the weekly checklist so you can enjoy all the issues of this event.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Aaron on the Walking Dead

Walking Dead #67

At the end of this past weekends episode a new character was introduced, Aaron made his first appearance in the Walking Dead television series. Much like Father Gabriel who was introduced earlier this season, Aaron come right out of the Walking Dead Comic book series.

Ross Marquand will play Aron on the show. The relative newcomer made his first appearance at the end of the episode titled "Them".

In the comic series Aaron made his first appearance in issue #67. A copy of this issue can be found for around $15.

About Aaron

Aaron first appears in the comic series as a recruiter for the Alexandria Safe-Zone community and is the boyfriend of Eric. Alexandria becomes a long standing location in the series. upon first meeting Aaron on the road to Washintong the group is very untrusting of him so they knock himoutband tie him up. after a little while they follow him back to Alexandria. 

First Appearance

Written by Robert Kirkman with art by Charlie Adler issue #64 sees the group continue their journey  to Washington. On their way there Aaron surprises them and asks to see the groups leader.  The story continues in issue #68.

On the Television Series
Aaron will be played by Ross Marquand. Much like the comic series he surprises the group and asks to see their leader Rick Grimes. It is believed that with the introduction of Aaron the group will finally be making their way to Alexandria, where they will meet a host of new characters including Aaron's boyfriend Eric.

So while you're waiting for the next episode of the show get out their and read up on Alexandria,

Good Luck on Your Hunt!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Funko ReAction Flash and Arrow TV Series Action Figures

The last two days we have been reporting on all the comic book related toys coming out of Toy Fair in New York City. We have looked at DC Icon Figures and Guardians of the Galaxy Dorbz. I am certain we will be looking at more stuff as the fair continues, including many items from Funko.

The Funko ReAction line continues to grow reaching into iconic television and movie series. Yesterday Funko revealed their Flash and Arrow TV series figures.

The Arrow line-up will include two different Arrow figures, a Deathstroke, a Black Canary, Diggle, Arrow and a Dark Arrow Merlyn.

Flash line will start with the Flash and what looks like Captain Cold.

Two things come to mind as we continue to look at Toy Fair news, first how am I going to afford all the great stuff and second where am I going to put it all.

Good Luck Hunting all these toys down.