Krypton, Flash, Artemis, Kamen Rider & more!
The Flash ( 2010 ) 1:100 Variant
First Flashpoint, first Flashpoint Batman
I have to admit, I have a soft spot for The CW’s Flash TV show. It’s one of the few comic shows that tries the hardest to give us the best and wackiest characters/storylines from the actual comic books. Season 3 of the Flash will adapt the much maligned DC event Flashpoint. Currently we have no idea how they will do this or what they will change to suit a TV show but one of the bright spots in this series was the Flashpoint Batman. This comic is his first appearance.
NOTE: There is a second print which may or may not be pretty hard to come by.
Infinity Inc. 34 & Young Justice 7
First appearance of Artemis
Arrow’s next hero is ummmm also gonna shoot arrows. Yay. I sure hope they use the Young Justice Artemis and faithfully adapt the costume below.
First Kamen Rider
If you haven’t seen footage of Amazon’s upcoming Kamen Rider show I suggest a quick visit to Duck Duck Go. The creators sure aren’t holding back on the violence. Sentai is already on my radar thanks to the first cover/comic appearance of the Power Rangers. This rare comic is the first comic appearance ( of which there are very few ) of Kamen Rider.
I am actually excited for Syfy’s Krypton show. I know many are expecting failure but Syfy is on a roll. If you aren't watching The Expanse and Dark Matter you are missing some good TV. Since the show will focus on Superman’s Grandfather Seyg-EL ( god what an awful name ) we can reasonably expect the show to deal with Kryptonian space exploration. Trust me this is a good thing. We already know how Krypton dies and I for one don’t want to watch a show about it. I am sure the inevitable destruction of the planet will be a plot line, let’s just hope it’s not the shows focus. As for the spec…
It’s really too bad the World of Krypton vol. 2 was over printed. Such is the fate of many comics from this era. Despite this disadvantage for speculators here are the books I like, including some deeper speculation:
World of Krypton 1
Superman’s grandfather was an important man. Prior to the events of Van-L’s rite of passage there had been countless millennia of peace on Krypton. Here is my favorite panel from the series ( issue 2 ) where Van-l is discharged from his warsuit. You can’t tell me Byrne and Mignola don’t have a sense of humor. Watch out for those nutrient fluids splashing all about the frigid, dark metals!
World of Krypton 2
First Black Zero
This terror organization was active during Seyg-El's time. I suspect they will be a part of this show as they are primarily in conflict with the House of EL. Do not confuse this Black Zero with the man supposedly responsible for Krypton’s demise.
|Action Comics Annual 12
First Ak-Var and Tes Ak-Var
Members of Black Zero
|Man of Steel 1
Note: I did not include World of Kypton 3 ( first Seyg-El or World of Krypton 1 ( 1979 ) first Jor-El 1 which may or may not be the first appearance of Seyg-El.) It’s a bit confusing but I already mentioned those books a year or so ago.
Hawk and Dove 2
With all the Rebirth fans now searching for Watchmen easter eggs don’t forget this copper age dud. Why would you want such an issue in your collection? Well there's a particularly interesting trophy hidden within its pages!
From the creator of Hoax Hunters comes ReincarNATE. Once a funded Kickstarter ( good luck finding the comic ) this series is getting a TV show before Heavy Metal even gets a chance to print it. Pre-order and hold.