Snoke, Harry Potter, Jackal & more!
Star Wars the Force Awakens 3
First appearance of Snoke
As far as Star Wars villains go Snoke hasn’t exactly captures the minds of collectors and fans. To be fair he’s hardly in The Force Awakens and much of his motivation remains a mystery. The obvious question is how can there still be such a powerful dark lord post Jedi? I still like the Darth Plaguies theory but I kind of like the idea that he could be the Shaman of the Whills. Here’s to hoping he is the Shaman and all those crawls are his words.
The Mighty Captain Marvel 0 ( Noto Cover )
This issue explores Danvers origin and makes some key tweaks that could easily fall in line with Marvel’s movie plans. Critical changes like this for a character Marvel is going to be pushing hard makes this one worth a look. The only cover I really like is Noto’s
First comic appearance of Harry Potter
Love is love is the official first comic appearance of Harry Potter but he appeared earlier in Bongo’s Futurama and in this book. Rowling had always said Potter would never appear in comics. She said this right up until she changed her mind. Love is Love will see the love from collectors but this collector want’s the true first and that’s Mystic 15. It’s an odd book that prints appearance by many other famous characters that Crossgen didn’t own.
Amazing Spider-Man 22
If you aren’t reading Clone Conspiracy then you are missing one of the better Spidey stories of Slott’s controversial run. With a killer Ross cover and a truly messed up origin for the new Jackal, what’s not to like?
Note: There’s an alternate cover and a 1:25 variant.
Marvel Super Special 36
First appearance of Dune
The director of Sicario and Bladerunner 2049 is rumored to direct the remake of Dune. If you are a Dune fan and want to really understand why it’s so tough to adapt the complex work check out Jodorowsky's Dune.
Denis Villeneuve is a visually stunning director and if the script is right this could be one of the more anticipated remakes in Sci-fi film history. First appearances of book properties in comics tend to be tough to predict in terms of selling. High grade cgc copies of magazine size titles from this era can do very well.
Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith 4,4b,4c Comic Pack
First and only mention of the Shaman of the Whills
The Whills are now film canon thanks to Rogue One. But Lucas’s entire Star Wars Saga was originally constructed with the idea of the Whills as the basis for what the force is. Though he abandoned many of his early draft ideas he did include the Whills in one of the most important parts of the Stars Wars mythos. Qui-Gon Jinn learned how to force ghost from the Shaman and passed this knowledge on to Yoda. . The Shaman has made no comic appearances and was only mentioned in this book.
Note: There is a DF edition and a rare reprint which was included in the Star Wars Comic Pack 36