Incredible Hulk #449
Hello, and welcome back to another One Year Later!!! This week we take a look at The Incredible Hulk #449, a key issue a year ago since it's the very first appearance of the Thunderbolts!!!
A year ago today, Hulk #449 was $50!!!! Yes, it was so hot it made it to #2 on the Top 10. Remember, the Top 10 just reports the sales of the hot books of the week using actual sales and real data. Word among speculators was this book with the Thunderbolts would soon be a movie, or at least a Netflix show. Well, we all saw the latest TV announcements, and sadly, NO Thunderbolts. It might have to do with whom owns the HULK in TV ???? Universal pictures still has its hand in the cookie jar, and it's doubtful Marvel wants to share.
Looking at recent sales on the Bay, the average price is now $22. Yikes, the price has gone down. Is it a total failure??? Well, people that bought last year need some sort of working agreement between Universal and Marvel since the Hulk is the key. Others reading the price is just over $20 might be tempted to stock up. Seeing that the latest superhero TEAM movie will easily break 250 million dollars WORLD-WIDE this week (Suicide Squad) it seems there will always be a market for super hero teams.
However, seeing the decline in price from $50 to just about $20, the Watcher has to give this book a big thumbs down!
In closing, thank you for all the comments, especially last week in the Bloodshot Reborn #5 section. Some exceptional writers out there!