Gay Hercules, Ultimate Taskmaster, and Moore!
I think we can all agree that speculation has become an insane, minute to minute adventure where if you aren't at you pc or the comic shop 24/7 you are going to miss out. That can be a daunting task and is really unsustainable. I am not sure where speculation goes from here. Buy every first appearance? Keep chasing those variants that will almost always depreciate? Start collecting, buying and selling origin art instead? Bring back Pogs?
No matter what the ride has been and remains fun!
Enjoy this weeks pics.
First Ultimate Taskmaster Cover
That taskmaster news sure has collectors going crazy for a certain issue of Ultimate All-New Spider-Man. I'm inclined to stick with the actual first appearance of Taskmaster but if the Ultimate version is your thing his first cover was here and it's actually pretty rad.
Foreign First for Ultimate Taskmaster ( Panini )
Ultimate Comics New Spider-man Numero 13 ( reprints Ultimate Comics All-New Spider-Man 26,27 )
Hunter's Moon/Salvador FCBD Flipbook
First published work by Sebastian Jones
Of all the Asunda covers this one is my favorite by Hyoung Taek Nam
First appearance of Hercules as a gay character
Rumor has it the first MCU gay character will be Hercules set to debut in Eternals. I doubt we will see the Demigod kiss Logan but he did have a comic first. In this issue Herc kisses James which is the first appearance of him in this capacity.
Here is the first appearance of the X-treme X-Men Hercules ( E-12025 )
First Foreign Gay Hercules
First appearance of Motor Girl
Motor Girl was announced recently and once I learned that the genesis for the comic was a simple sketch I had to know if it was ever published. Originally I was lead to believe that it was included in the Motor Girl TPB but a little luck produced this and it predates the series.
First published work and cover for Shannon Maer
I am a hug fan of that Vampirella V-Day Special from Maer and each month I am now spotlighting a favorite cover or book that may or may not be related to the theme of my weekly article. He has a limited amount of work under her belt but when he does a cover they are always worth a look.
As a bonus I am adding this one because it is incredible. Ultimate Crossbones first appeared in issue 2 but this cover is now my favorite Crossbones cover from any part of the Marvel Multiverse!