Hello, hello, Comic Fam! As we enter 2020 we can hardly believe that a new year is upon us and an old one is in our wake! It’s been a heck of a year, especially where comic book speculation is concerned. Rest assured that just as we were with you in 2019, we’ll be with you every step of the way in 2020! With that said, welcome to another Bags and Boards Show With ComicTom101 episode! As always, we’d like to take a second to remind you to head over to the ComicTom101 YouTube Channel for even more stellar comic book speculation content!
We’re also taking a moment to announce something massive! You might be aware that every month we put some comics in our Mystery Mail Call and ship them out, but we recently formed a partnership with Marvel Comics! We now have a ComicTom Marvel exclusive in the form of Thor #1 by Donny Cates.
As we’re talking about Thor, let’s recap our previous episode by going into one of the subjects we highlighted: epic Thor comic book runs. While Jason Aaron’s stories are likely the most recognizable Thor in the modern era, what with his breakout God Butcher story arc, let's not forget everything that came before. When it comes to epic it rarely gets bigger and bolder than Walter Simonson’s take on the God of Thunder, introducing fan-favorite characters like Beta Ray Bill and expanding the Thor mythos in unheard of ways.
What about this last week? Well, we took a moment to reflect on the upcoming animated Superman: Red Son movie from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Arguably one of the more ambitious takes on the Man of Steel, Red Son posits the question: what if Superman landed in the former USSR, rather than Kansas? Written by Mark Millar and with artwork by Dave Johnson, ff you haven’t read the story, do yourself a favor and grab a copy!
In other news, it’s the holidays and that means people have been buying comics. In some cases, folks have gone out and bought some of the biggest comic books of all time! There’s been sales in CGC graded copies of Batman #1, two different grades of Superman #1, and earlier this year there was a restored copy of Action Comics #1! The numbers themselves are impressive to say the least, but if you want to know the exact sales figures, be sure to check out the podcast, true believers!
And that wraps up our latest Bags and Boards Show With ComicTom101! Trust us, there was plenty more discussed this time, and if you’re intrigued, you’ll have to check out the ComicTom101 YouTube page and/or listen the podcast itself over on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher! Don’t forget to come back every Sunday for a brand-new episode!
As always, geek responsibly! ‘Nuff said!
- Octavio Karbank
A writer by trade and aficionado of all things pop culture, Octavio Karbank is a recent addition to the ComicTom101 team! A devoted comic book collector, with plenty of long boxes to prove it, Octavio is always on the hunt for those elusive key issues! A freelance writer who has penned articles for websites like CBR and Bleeding Cool, he’s excited to be working alongside some of the greatest minds the world of comic book speculation has to offer! If you’re interested in checking out more of his ramblings, go to his Twitter page: https://twitter.com/TymeHunter