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Sunday, November 30, 2014

DC Comics January Variant Covers - Flash Take-Over


If you have spent any time reading Comic Book Hunter & Gatherers then you know that I am a huge Flash fan. A large part of my collection and Wantlist consists of Flash related comics and collectibles. I am currently trying to complete the entire run of Barry Allen's Flash, only 35 to go.

When I heard that DC would be starting off 2015 celebrating The Flashes 75th Anniversay by doing a Flash variant cover month I was excited to say the least. Now that it is almost here I am looking forward to a big hunt for all the variants.
Each of the Flash variant covers are reimagined classic covers from comic history with the Flash inserted. Some such as the Detective Comics and Green Lantern are really great.

 To help other fans I have compiled a list of the Flash variant covers coming in January.

Good luck hunting them all down.

Justice League #38

Justice League Dark #38

Justice League United #8

Aquaman #38

Teen Titans #6

Wonder Woman #38

Superman #38

Action Comics #38

Batman #38

Detective Comics #38

Superman/Wonder Woman #15

Supergirl #30

Batman/Robin #38

Batgirl #38

Grayson #6

Catwoman #38

Harley Quinn #15

Green Lantern #38

Green Lantern Corps #38


Sinestro #9


Earliest known Officially Licensed Batmobile up for Auction


This is your chance to own the earliest known officially . The "'63 Batmobile" is the earliest known car in existence that was sanctioned by a DC Comics licensee. It was built in 1963 by Forrest Robinson and Len Pearlman.
This customs made Batmobile was created based on the 1940's comic book version of the iconic car.  It includes the prominent front-end bat-nose and rear-end single fin.

The "63 Batmobile"  started as a 1956 Oldsmobile 88 frame and the famous 324 Rocket engine. The body was replaced by Robinson with his custom-designed body, measuring 17 feet by 83 inches, sporting the Batmobile's iconic dorsal fin, bat-nose front end and pocket sliding doors. 

Initially Robinson had his car masterpiece painted silver but once Batmania hit the country DC comics license leased it for a promotional campaign. It was then reprinted to mirror the iconic Batmobile, along with official Batman labels. The car then toured the United States.

Forrest, who needed cash to start a fabricating business, sold the car for $200. Within a few years, the car lay abandoned in a New Hampshire field and, for almost fifty years, remained a long-forgotten piece of American Pop Culture.

In 2008, the car was discovered by Bobby Smith of Swanzey, NH. A recent buyer did some research and tracked down the two builders of the car, Robinson and Perham. The pair was reunited with their long forgotten masterpiece.



Now you can own this automotive work of art. You can bid on the "63 Batmobile" at Heritage Auction.

This is a very unique piece of comicbook history so if you have the means to purchase it get on that.

Good luck in all your hunting.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Flash HeroClix Collection


I guess maybe it's because The Flash is celebrating his 75th Anniversary this year or maybe it can be attributed to the new television show, either way heroclix has released a set dedicated to the Scarlet Speedster.

Figures contained within the set span the history of the Flash dating back to Jay Garrick all the way through the New 52 version of the Flash. Set includes allies, enemies, and the Rogues, many making their first Heroclix appearance.
Here at Comic Book Hunter and Gatherers we have produced the only checklist. How do we know it's the only one? Well we looked all over the Internet for one because I am trying to complete the set, the entire set.

Any questions or if you feel we missed any email us Farleyclan003@yahoo.com

#001a The Flash (Jay Garrick)
#001b The Flash (Jay Garrick) Clear
#002 Max Mercury
#003 Jesse Quick
#004 XS
#005 A.R.G.U.S. Agent
#006 Central City Police Officer
#007 STAR Labs Technician
#008 Gorilla City Soldier
#009 Mob Rule
#010 Samuroid
#011 Chill Baine
#012 Captain Boomerang 
#013 Trickster
#014 Girder
#015 Ragdoll
#016 Doctor
#017 Swift
#018 Steve Trevor
#019a The Flash (Barry Allen)
#019b Bizarro Flash
#020 Mirror Master
#021 Pied Piper
#022 Trickster
#023 Captain Boomerang 
#024 The Top
#025 Golden Girder
#026Rainbow Raider
#027 Reverse Flash (New 52)
#028 Tar Pit
#029 Fiddler
#030 Thorn
#031 Turtle
#032 Jerry Quanturn
#033 Jack Hawksmoor
#034 Amanda Waller
#035 Impulse
#036 Tornado Twins
#037a The Flash (Wally West)
#037b The Dark Flash
#038 Captain Cold
#039 Dr. Alchemy
#040 Weather Wizard
#041 Heat Wave
#042 Fallout
#043 Murmur
#044 Savitar
#045 Etrigan the Demon
#046 Harley Quinn
#047 Zoom
#048 Apollo
#049 Midnighter
#050 The Flash
#051 Elongated Man
#052 Captain Thunder (Flashpoint)
#053a Professor Zoom
#053b Zoom Black Lantern
#054 Abra Kadabra
#055 Cobalt Blue
#056 Gorilla Grodd
#057 Magenta
#058 Deathstroke (Flashpoint)
#059 The Shade
#060 The Engineer
#061 Jenny Sparks
#062 Pandora
#063 Phantom Stranger
#064 The Question

Good Luck on your Hunt for all of these wonderful HeroClix.