Godzilla vs Kong Kong, Old Man Joker, Spider-Punk & More!
Welcome back comic fans! I trust everyone has sent their Carnage Mind Bombs and Rune VS Venoms off to CGC! Everything Venom is hot so long as Donny Cates breathes on it. Oh please, oh please Mr Cates, just tweet about Strikeforce Morituri just once or maybe give Knights of Pendragon a little push!
This week I have selected only the finest in spec you didn’t even know you wanted! Enjoy!
First newsstand comic
First appearance of Godzilla in the US
Are Godzilla books hot? There are a few I like for the PC but Godzilla books don’t exactly get buyers pumped. I do like first appearances though and apparently he debuted here?!
First comic meeting between Godzilla and King Kong ( sequentials using movie photos )
As far I can tell the legends have their first sequential thrown down here! The new movies will eventually put the two in a title fight.
Good luck finding high grade copies of this ghost. If Life with Archie 41 doesn’t do it for you then this is the behemoth’s US first.
First appearance of Spider-punk aka the Anarchic Spider-Man
Many crazy books from Edge have shot into orbit, why not the first Anarchic Spider-Man?
First appearance of Old Man Joker?!
The Joker returns to Batman Beyond and it looks like it’s the real deal as teased all the way back in this issue.
Old City Blues is getting adapted by Hulu. I have not read this but it sounds interesting. The book is an easy find. The leather bound edition is not.
First appearance of Mr. Jip
First full appearance of Mr. Jip and first cover
It looks like Mr Jip is going to be the primary antagonist for Cloak and Dagger season 2. Admittedly I have never been a Cloak and Dagger fan but Mr Jip is awesome! His conic firsts are a bit murky though. He first appeared in Marvel Age Annual 3. What I like here is that it doesn’t appear to be a preview of art from an upcoming comic, rather it’s a designed introduction to the character.
If requiring a narrative is your thing to consider a first appearance, he makes his debut in Strange Tales 8 ( in shadow only ) and despite being in issues 9/10 he does not make his first full/first cover until Strange Tales 11.
I like to try and pick some foreign stuff each week. Here is an early ALF appearance you are never going to find!
And finally….Despite my jokes the Mind Bomb is real and the prices are insane. Looking for more rare stuff try these. I must warn you though, it won’t be easy!