Friday, August 29, 2014
Seems like Mego figures as we knew them in the 1970's are making a big comeback, DC comics has had almost the whole line plus new editions released this past year. Now we get a special limited edition Captain America 3-pack to hunt for.
First I am a huge Flash fan , the character is the focal point of my comic book collecting, hunting, gathering and everything in between. Second I have not been closely following the news of the new Flash TV series because I felt all the show was so far away, now that summer is almost over and Fall is nearly here I started watching some of the promos. I caught the recent Weather Wizard one and was very happy to see Linda Park as a news reporter.
You might ask why was I happy to see Linda Park as opposed to the Weather Wizard or any of the other characters. Answer is simple, one of favorite runs of The Flash was when Wally West took over for Barry Allen and he developed, over time, a romantic connection with Linda Park. To me it was the essence of what made the series great. I wouldn't give to much away to those that haven't read them yet. If you haven't get out there and pick up volume 2 of the Flash series ASAP.
Okay so more about Linda Park as this is why you are here, is it not?
Linda Park made her first appearance in The Flash Volume 2 #28, she was created by William Messner-Loebs. You Canuck up her first appearance for around a dollar. The Wally West Flash series is worth taking a look at, it ran longer then any other Flash series.
About Linda Park
Linda Park was a reporter for Keystone City she regularly cover the Flash and at first really didn't like Wally West. As time went on the two fell in love, were married and had twins.
On Flash TV Series
Linda Park briefly appeared in the second season Arrow episode "Three Ghost," played by Olivia Cheng. The episode also features Barry Allen rather than Wally West. She is shown on television reporting on the particle accelerator that will ultimately give rise to Barry's fateful lab accident.
So In the comics Linda Park is Wally West wife and mother of his children, hopefully her appearing on the new Flash series means that at some point we will see WallyWest, fingers crossed.
You have a little more then a month before the series starts get out and pick up some Flash comics and keep your eyes out for all the collectibles that will be hitting store shelfs.
Good Luck on your Hunt!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Recently we chronicled the Bob Kane File copy of Batman #1 being auctioned by ComicConnect (Batman #1 -Bob Kane File Copy). In that same auction ComicConnect also included the Bob Kane file copy of Detective Comics #27 in their current auction.
As you know Detective Comics #27 is one of the rarest, most sought after comic books ever made. It contains the first appearance of Batman. A copy of it sold a couple of years ago for over $1 million.
The Bob Kane/DC File Copy
This issue comes from Batman creator Bob Kanes personal collection. Mr. Kane later gifted his bound volumes to DC comics which they used as their file copy. So what does this bound file copy all mean? Basically this is the specific copy of Detective Comics #27 used first by Bob Kane as a reference point for future work and then held in the DC files as a reference for all later Batman creators. It also means that because it was in a bound volume for so many years it retained much of its color. This copy is all sorts of cool, it was used by Bob Kane the creator and then possible by everyone who worked on Batman for many years after Mr. Kane. It is a one of a kind copy.
This unique copy was up for auction in August, but did not meet the reserve price, I would expect it to come up again or call them an offer some cash for it, ComicConnect Detective Comics #27
You can also call on ComicConnect Batman # 1 Bob Kane Copy, as it to did not meet its reserve. What a dynamic duo that would make to any collection if you could buy both.
Good Luck on Your Hunt!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
After years of on again off again appearances throughout the Marvel Universe all it took Howard the Duck to get himself immortalized was a small cameo at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy. On the heals of the announcement of the Dancing Baby Groot figure, Funko will also be releasing Howard the Duck.
Howard the Duck will continue Funko’s popular line of Marvel POP! figures. Howard the Duck is the 64th figure. Funko will probably be releasing a larger Guardians of the Galaxy themed line based on this summers highest grossing film.
Date of the Howard the Duck figure has not been released yet so keep your eyes open.
Good Luck on Your Hunt!
Monday, August 25, 2014
I am a big fan of the Justice League Unlimited line of action figures, I collect them with my youngest daughter. Our goal is to get each figure that was produced. Some figures will be much harder to find then others.
Recently we did a post about the unproduced Aquaman figure. The Aquaman figure was not officially produced, it was supposed to be but never made it to production. Some samples are believed to exist. The rarest of the produced figures is without a doubt, the Hal Jordan Green Lantern Figure.
The story goes Mattel did not have the rights to produce Hal Jordan as Green Lantern, in the JLU cartoon John Stewart was GL, so collectors would never see Hal Jordan as Green Lantern. Here is where the aha comes in. Mattel did produce a Green Lantern Hal Jordan limited to only 100.
Mattel had this figure made as a Christmas "Thank You" to the staff at Warner Brothers Animation, DC Comics and Mattel that has worked so hard on the JLU and DC properties all year. Each figure was signed by JLU co-creator and Producer Bruce Timm. The figure is even packaged on a unique holiday-themed card designed exclusively for this figure.
So if you happen to come across one and it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg buy it. After you buy it send us a picture, email is best Farleyclan003@yahoo.com or just buy it for me.
Good Luck on Your Hunt!
Sunday, August 24, 2014
It is the highest amount of money ever realized for a single comic book. eBays auction of Action Comcs #1 sold for $3,207,852.
There bidding was hot and heavy at towards the end of the auction, going up hundreds of thousands of dollars quickly, going up $500,000 plus in the last couple of seconds. Couldn't you just picture a couple of millionaires sitting around the computer bidding up this rare comic book.
Here is a look at the last minute of bidding, viewers can not see full bidders id's:
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I really just hope that s**p is a real comic book fan.
If you have read this blog before you know we are big fans of Action Comics #1 and you can read all about other popular copies or reprints in our special page "Stories of Action Comics #1"
You can view the auction on eBay.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Since first seeing Guardians of the Galaxy many fans, including me, have been waiting for a baby Groot figure. Well our wish has been granted. Funko will be releasing a Pop Vinyl! version of little baby Groot.
If you haven't seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet, first do,you live under a rock. second at the end of the film there is scene where baby Groot is dancing waving his branches to The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back". Yes it was the cutest scene in the movie and has caught the attention of everyone.
Once we know the exact release date we will update our loyal readers. I also still hope someone makes a solar powered dancing version.