Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Comic Book Pass Look! For 10/11/2017

Greetings Comic Book Fans,

Here's a quick recap of comic books that came out last week. This is Comic Book Pass Look! For 10/11/2017 Enjoy!

Danger Doll Squad #1 $4.99 Danger Zone Comics
Our three most popular Danger Zone titles - Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, and DollFace - come together to form the all-new Danger Doll Squad! When each girl's deadliest foes merge together, our terrible threesome must enter 'the black room,' a virtual reality inside cyberspace, to do battle against Necro Magic AI!

Amazing Spider-Man #789 $3.99 Marvel Comics
THE FALL OF PARKER Part 1 Down on your luck Peter Parker is back, for good or ill. New York has changed, and so has Peter - but entering a new phase of his Spider-Man life isn't easy; neither are new relationships OR new foes. Peter Parker is not the Spider-Man you remember, but why is he taking his fight to THE DAILY BUGLE? And what happened to PARKER INDUSTRIES?

God Complex #1 $3.99 Image Comics
In the futuristic city of Delphi, a young digital-forensics investigator named Seneca finds himself embroiled in the bizarre murders of three church acolytes. Guided by his cryptic mentor, the Ruler named Hermes, Seneca uncovers a stunning conspiracy and a mystery that will turn his entire world upside down.

Falcon #1 $3.99 Marvel Comics
TAKE FLIGHT Part 1 Sam Wilson - winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty - takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam's new mission finds him on a collision course with an enemy way out of his weight class-the demonic BLACKHEART!

Fighting American #1 $3.99 Titan Comics
Direct continuation of Simon and Kirby's classic series! Fighting American returns! Written by Gordon Rennie with artwork by Duke Mighten, with a cover by Terry and Rachel Dodson! When the 1950s heroes find themselves trapped in the modern world, how will they handle what society has become, and what dangers will they face? With modern-day villains to contend with, enemies from their past pursuing them, and a whole new world to come to terms with, what daring adventures could Fighting American and Speed-Boy find themselves in now?

DVD Tuesday - New DVD Releases October 17th, 2017

Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)
Language: English
Genre: Action/Fantasy
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Jon Watts
Actors: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.
Plot: After helping out The Avengers during the events of Civil War, young Peter Parker returns to New York, now under the tutelage of Tony Stark, and finds that returning to a normal life is difficult when you're also Spider-Man. Yet as he comes to terms with being a teen and being a hero, a new villain called Vulture threatens to destroy all he holds dear.

Comic Book Fast Look! For 10/25/2017 (2 Weeks Out)

Greetings Comic Book Fans,

Before new comic arrive in stores, we're jumping ahead to see what's coming soon to shelves. This is Comic Book Fast Look!  For 10/25/2017 (2 Weeks Out).

Action Comics #990 (Lenticular Cover Edition) $3.99 DC Comics
'THE OZ EFFECT' part four! If Superman refuses to join Mr. Oz's cause, maybe Superboy will! The mysterious villain hits Superman where it hurts when Oz and Jon join forces. But the stakes are raised when the Last Son of Krypton is forced to choose between his son and saving his adopted home planet.

Ghostbusters Answer The Call #1 $3.99 IDW Publishing
'What Dreams May Come, Part 1!' On a routine house call to dispose of a simple Class III spook, Abby, Patty, Erin, and Holtzmann encounter a truly terrifying Class VII that appears to be feeding on fear. Able to create illusions that prey on their greatest fears, and with designs on turning the world into its own nightmare dimension ('natch!) our ladies may have finally met their match! 

Amazing Spider-Man #790 $3.99 Marvel Comics
THE FALL OF PARKER Part 2 Down on your luck Peter Parker is back, for good or ill. New York has changed, and so has Peter - but entering a new phase of his Spider-Man life isn't easy; neither are new relationships OR new foes. Peter Parker is not the Spider-Man you remember, but why is he taking his fight to THE DAILY BUGLE? And what happened to PARKER INDUSTRIES?

WWE #10 $3.99 Boom! Studios
As the Wyatt Family's attacks on Roman Reigns intensify, Bray Wyatt inches even closer to ruling the WWE Universe.

Eternity #1 $3.99 Valiant Entertainment
A VISIONARY NEW SERIES! From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY, X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes an expedition into the Unknown. Beyond time... Beyond space... Beyond reality itself... ETERNITY awaits! This October, Valiant unveils a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleashes a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths...    

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday's Headlines - Gambit Release Date

20th Century Fox has assigned their previously set-aside release date of February 14, 2019 for Channing Tatum's long-in-development Gambit solo film, according to Deadline.

That date falls just one week after Sony's Silver & Black Spider-Man spin-off, which is due out February 8, and three weeks ahead of Marvel's Captain Marvel release date of March 8, 2019.

Monday's Headlines - Comic Book Preview

Five pencilled pages from December 20's Hawkman: Found #1 have been released. The pages, illustrated by Bryan Hitch, appear to hae Carter Hall surviving in the Dark Multiverse first exposed in Dark Nights: Metal.

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
One of DC’S greatest heroes is missing! No one has seen or heard from Carter Hall—a.k.a. Hawkman—in years. Reincarnated repeatedly since the dawn of humanity, Hawkman has spent his many lives uncovering history’s most fantastic mysteries, and now he has become one himself! Take a journey into the one of the darkest corners of the DC Universe as a mysterious man tries to piece together what happened to Hawkman, and how it all connects to the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL!

On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • FOIL-STAMPED COVER • RATED T+

Monday's Headlines - Comic Book Preview

Things get dire for the Dire Wraiths in a preview of next week's Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4.

Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #4
John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
Stardrive is torn between joining her fellow Transformers and staying with Rom and his knights… and the fate of an innocent world rests in her choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
·      An all-star lineup of Christos Gage (Rom), John Barber (Optimus Prime), and Alex Milne (More Than Meets the Eye) tell the never-before-revealed secret history of Rom and the Transformers!

Monday's Headlines - Arrow Numbers Are Down

The CW's Arrow returned for its sixth season on Thursday evening with a 1.57m viewership, according to ByTheNumbers. That is a relatively mild 14% decline from its last season premiere, which was boosted later by 1.2m DVR viewers tracked.

Working in the 9pm Thursday slot, Arrow was eclipsed by CBS's Monday Night Football (10.45m), NBC's Will & Grace (6.59m), ABC's Scandal (5.05m), and Fox's Orville (3.38m).

Fox's Gotham aired in its new Thursday 8pm timeslot with 2.69m viewership, down 10% from last week's episode

Monday's Headlines - Weekend Box Office

Getting an early jump on Halloween, Universal and Blumhouse's Happy Death Day opened over the weekend to a strong $26.5 million from 3,149 theaters in another win for the horror genre.

The microbudgeted pic, directed by Christopher Landon and rated PG-13, stars Jessica Rothe as a college student who relives the day of her murder over and over until she discovers her killer's identity. Happy Death Day cost a mere $5 million to produce, and follows the success of Universal and Blumhouse's other 2017 titles, Get Out and Split.

Happy Death Day skewed female (54 percent), while young moviegoers turned out in droves to see the horror-thriller. More than 65 percent of ticket buyers were under the age of 25. Overseas, the movie opened to $5 million from its first 11 markets for a global bow of $31.5 million.

In North America, Happy Death Day easily trounced holdover Blade Runner 2049, which declined 54 percent to $15.1 million in its second weekend for an early domestic cume of $60.6 million. The Alcon Entertainment, Sony and Warner Bros. movie cost a net $150 million to produce, so it has a long way to before landing in the black.

Overseas, Blade Runner 2049 took in another $29.3 million for a foreign tally of $98 million and a global cume of $158.6 million to date. If Sunday estimates are correct, it narrowly lost the foreign box-office crown to Chinese hit Never Say Die, which grossed $30 million in China for a total $278 million. Blade Runner 2049 doesn't open in China and Japan until Oct. 27, although it debuted to a soft $1.7 million in South Korea over the weekend. (By way of comparison, recent Hollywood event pic Kingsman: The Golden Circle debuted to nearly $17 million in South Korea.)

STXfilms’ action-thriller The Foreigner placed No. 3 domestically with $12.8 million from 2,515 theaters. That's a solid start for a film that cost a reported $35 million to make and has already earned more than $88 million internationally. (The U.S.-China co-production is set to open in China on Friday.)

The Martin Campbell-directed movie, which nabbed an A- CinemaScore, stars Jackie Chan as a former military operative who comes out of retirement when his teenage daughter is killed in a politically motivated terrorist attack. He is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Pierce Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.' horror blockbuster It came in No. 4 with $6.1 million, while New Line's Annabelle: Creation crossed the $300 million mark at the global box office.

Fox's The Mountain Between Us, starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, rounded out the five, dipping 46 percent in its second outing to $5.7 million for a domestic total of $20.5 million.

Marshall and Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, targeting older adults, launched nationwide this weekend, but opted for a far smaller rollout.

Open Road's Marshall placed No. 11 with $3 million from 821 theaters. In the biographical drama, Chadwick Boseman plays Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice who, as a young NAACP lawyer, reluctantly teams with a Jewish attorney (Josh Gad) to tackle an oft-forgotten case that helped lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women came in well behind expectations with just $737,000 from 1,229 theaters for a dismal screen average of $600. Written and directed by Angela Robinson, the real-life drama recounts how an American psychologist created the fictional character Wonder Woman. Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote star. Studio 6 produced the film, with Annapurna picking up domestic rights.

At the specialty box office, Fox Searchlight's A.A. Milne biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin, starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie, debuted in nine theaters, grossing $55,800 for a screen average of $6,200.

From Bleecker Street, Andy Serkis’ feature directorial debut, Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, earned $26,254 from four theaters for a screen average of $6,564.

Amazon Studios' documentary Human Flow fared far better in terms of location average, grossing $47,000 in its debut in three theaters for a screen average of $15,667.

Among specialty holdovers (and award hopefuls), A24's The Florida Project expanded nicely in its second weekend, earning $401,141 from 33 locations for a screen average of $12,156.

Focus Features' Victoria & Abdul, now playing in 900 theaters, grossed $3.1 million for a domestic total of $11.3 million. Overseas, the biographical royal drama has earned $28.8 million to date for a global cume of $40.1 million.

Battle of the Sexes, from Fox Searchlight, took in another $1.4 million from 1,394 North American theaters for a domestic total of $10.4 million

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Throwback In Comics - Top 50 October 2007 Comic Book Sales

October 2007 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Sold to North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors

Comic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. sales
1New Avengers35$2.99Marvel111,363
2Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man24$3.99Marvel110,289
3Justice League of America14$2.99DC101,656
4Mighty Avengers5$2.99Marvel99,440
5Justice Society of America10$2.99DC99,319
6X-Men Messiah Complex One Shot$3.99Marvel98,854
7Buffy The Vampire Slayer7$2.99Dark Horse94,045
8Marvel Zombies 21$2.99Marvel92,490
9Uncanny X-Men491$2.99Marvel85,547
12Green Lantern24$2.99DC78,567
15Captain America31$2.99Marvel77,050
19Countdown To Final Crisis26$2.99DC75,434
20Ultimate Spider-Man115$2.99Marvel74,232
21Punisher War Journal12$3.99Marvel66,478
22Ultimate X-Men87$2.99Marvel62,962
23Green Lantern Corps16$2.99DC60,798
24Tales of Sinestro Corps Cyborg Superman1$2.99DC60,190
25Wolverine Origins18$2.99Marvel59,987
26World War Hulk Front Line5$2.99Marvel59,521
27Green Lantern Corps17$2.99DC59,160
28Fantastic Four550$2.99Marvel57,846
29Tales of Sinestro Corps Superman Prime1$3.99DC55,892
30Teen Titans52$2.99DC55,118
31Wolverine Annual Deathsong1$3.99Marvel54,983
32Superman Batman41$2.99DC54,870
33Ultimate Power8$2.99Marvel54,788
34Action Comics858$3.50DC54,540
35Action Comics856$2.99DC53,758
36Captain America Chosen3$3.99Marvel53,112
37Green Arrow Black Canary1$3.50DC52,128
39Action Comics857$2.99DC51,346
40Detective Comics837$2.99DC51,309
42New X-Men43$2.99Marvel49,506
43Brave & Bold7$2.99DC48,642
44Wonder Woman13$2.99DC48,334
50Death of New Gods1$3.50DC46,621