David Gonzalez of Minnesota found a copy of Action Comic No. 1, the first appearance of Superman, stuffed into the walls of the home he was renovating; apparently used as isolation. Upon hearing of the lucky discovery, his in-laws decided they wanted it for themselves (I’m not sure what claim they may or may not have had) and attempted to snatch it away from him, ripping it in the process.
Despite the damage, Gonzalez recently sold the comic for $175, 000. Without the rip, it is estimated to have gone for closer to $250k.
So, apparently, marriage cost him $75,000.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Ultimate Collection, Volume Four
The third volume of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection series ended with issues 19-21, the epic ‘Return to New York’ storyline that saw the Turtles finally have their long-awaited rematch with the Shredder. Volume four skips ahead to issue 48, the start of a two-parter called ‘Shades of Gray,’ which leads into the 13 part ‘City at War.’
Here, at last, is the final gallery of cosplayers from Toronto Comicon 2013. Continue reading
More of the cosplayers of Toronto Comicon 2013. There’s at least one more gallery to go after this one. Continue reading
More cosplayers from the floor (and the endless line-ups) of Toronto Comicon 2013. Continue reading
Cosplayers from the first day of Toronto Comicon 2013. Continue reading
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Vol. 3 Shadows of the Past
The Shredder is the most iconic of all Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle villains, probably the only one that casual readers or people that just saw the movies would even know about. It’s interesting, considering the fact that creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird killed him off in the first issue of the original comic book series. Continue reading
Ex-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle artist Jim Lawson (well, he still does the occasional cover for the new trades from IDW) has put an original comic project up on Kickstarter.
It’s called Dragonfly, and stars an impossibly skinny girl of the same name, a humanoid turtle named John (really), and a dog named Ketch. Lawson describes his new work as ‘goofy,’ somewhat in opposition to the glut of dark and serious comics that fill store shelves these days. He says that he has already completed the first 100 page graphic novel, and that pledge money would go towards the printing and shipping of the book.
Read more about it HERE.
Comic publisher IDW has been reprinting the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird as beautiful, over-sized hardcover editions in their original black and white. At the same time, they’ve been colorizing those stories and releasing them in traditional comic book form.
Now, the publisher is combining the two formats with a hardcover release of the color comics. The cover art is ugly as hell, and according to the ninja turtle fans, so is the inside coloring. But if you just have to have these in color, you can pick up the new book on May 17, 2013 for about $40.
With the second Kick Ass film currently in production (with a target release date of June 28th), Mark Millar, the creator/writer of the original comics, is busy working on the third and final miniseries in the franchise.
Yesterday, he tweeted a few hints about what we can expect when Kick Ass makes his return to comics. To start with, super heroes are now illegal (weren’t they before?). Hit Girl is in a mental hospital and Dave works at a comic book store (who got the short end of that stick?). Also, internet dating plays some part in the story.