Dear Comic Lovers,
Daredevil opened this weekend…so far I have seen more bad reviews than good ones. Despite this I look forward to seeing the film soon. I think the casting could have been better. I really like Michael Clark Duncan and Jennifer Garner but think they were poorly cast as Elektra and the Kingpin. Elektra’s looks should have been rougher around the edges not such a fresh-faced model. Unfortunately no matter how mean and evil they will try to make Wilson Fisk, Duncan will always be the kind giant in the Green Mile to me. I am really hoping to be surprised and will report my opinion next month.
My wife and I watched the Super Bowl with about 30 people at a friend’s party in our neighborhood. I was pleasantly surprise to see so many people excited when the Incredible Hulk commercial came on. I was not surprised to see so many people disappointed when it finished. Everybody thought it looked like they superimposed a cartoon over the live action whenever the Hulk appeared. I have heard that they are still working on the CG effects and that the Hulk will look better by the time the movie opens. Well, at least we still have X-Men II.
Speaking of the jolly, green giant Incredible Hulk has been selling at a brisk pace. The pre-movie hype has already begun as low, mid and high grades are in demand. Two other titles I can’t seem to get enough of and when I do they fly out of the boxes, are Adventures of Bob Hope and Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis. EC horror titles in varying grades seemed to have picked up this month as well as Mystery in Space, Green Lantern and the Justice League.
When I review monthly sales it is pleasing to find so many low and mid grade books selling. I say this because I sometimes worry that people are just buying comics for investment and this data assuages my fears. I know I have said it a thousand times but while comics are great to use as a form of investment they are a fantastic art form and great reading. So make sure to read your comics-I still do!
Metropolis Collectibles, Inc.