The Comic Speculator: Watchmen
Welcome back to The Comic Speculator where each week Comic Book Worthologist Matt Baum looks at hot back-issue comics that are going up in value and discusses why they’ll be hot in the future.
This Week in Geek: 7/23
Who saw The Dark Knight last weekend and lost their minds?
The Comic Speculator: The Dark Knight
Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably heard that the sequel to Batman, The Dark Knight, opened in theaters last Friday. If you’re reading this blog I can only assume that you are a nerd like me and you’ve already seen The Dark Knight at least once. The buzz around the new Batman is mainly centered on Health Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker.
This Week in Geek 7/16
Wednesday is upon us yet again and that means one thing! Well one thing for comic nerds anyway. New comic day! It’s mid-july, crossovers season is in full swing, comic book movies rule the box office, the Cubs are still first in their division and the new Batman movie opens this weekend. Who could ask for more?
This Week in Geek 7/10
How many of you guys walked into your comic shop on Wednesday and panicked after seeing last week’s books still sitting on the self? Be honest. Who forgot it was a Holiday weekend? As with most long weekends UPS and the USPS get the day off. What’s that mean to nerds like you and me?
Remembering Michael Turner
Saturday morning brought sad news for the comic collecting community. Fan favorite artist Michael Turner passed away late Friday night. Vince Hernandez of Aspen Comics, Turner’s company, issued this statement late last night:
The Comic Speculator: Hellboy
When I began reading comics as a child it was the heroes and villains that drew me to the monthly books. I lost myself in Spider-man’s high-flying battle scenes with the Vulture and Wolverine slashing his way through Sentinels.
This Week in Geek: 7/2
Hey, it’s Wednesday again and time for some more hot picks. For those of you new to This Week in Geek, first of all, welcome aboard. Secondly; welcome to one of the only comic blogs I’ve seen (if I’m wrong somebody please call me out on it) that examines each week’s new comics from a speculative point of view.
This Week in Geek 6/25
As the rivers begin to recede so begins the new comics shipment delays. The shelves at your local comic shop may look a little bare this week. That’s not to say there isn’t a huge stack of new comics in your future. If you’re a Marvel nerd like me, between every Avengers book, three X-titles along with 1985 #2 and Iron Fist all coming out on the same day, you got buried.
The Comic Speculator: Starman
This Wednesday one of my favorite writers returns to comics after a much too long absence. ”James Robinson” wrote some of the most important and best comics of the 1990’s and then fell off the radar. Well not completely off the radar. Robinson left comics to pursue his writing carrier in Hollywood.