Among all the Wakanda Forever buzz, there are a couple of Image Comics titles getting attention on the auction sites.
There’s so much more to the Hottest Comics than just the top 10. If you dig deeper, you can get a sneak peek of what could be your major sellers of the near future. As usual, the sales follow the movie and television/streaming news cycle, but that’s a good thing if you’ve already got your collection stocked with the next big things. Here are five that should have your attention.
Here’s a comic that we don’t talk about very often: Geiger #1. What has it on the move is the upcoming live-action adaptation. Last week, Deadline reported that a television series is in the works from Paramount. Naturally, that sends collectors on a scavenger hunt for the first issue.
Geiger comes from the amazing team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, who have combined for some of the most beautiful stories of the past two decades. Geiger is an original creation from the pair and falls under the Image banner. While this one doesn’t compete with their work on Doomsday Clock, it’s an interesting post-apocalyptic, nuclear wasteland tale that has the look and feel of Mad Max mixed with Fallout.
It’s no surprise to see Iron Man #282 making the Hottest Comics this week. The big news in the Iron Man world has been that Armor Wars is being redeveloped from a Disney Plus series to a feature film. Don Cheadle will star as James “Rhodey” Rhodes, and that’s about all we know. Still, giving him the marquee role in a major movie is enough to boost those War Machine key issues.
Iron Man #282 marks the first cover appearance of the War Machine armor, which debuted with Tony Stark as the pilot in the previous issue.
The early reviews for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are rolling in ahead of its worldwide release, and the critics seem to be in love. It looks to be another box office smash for Marvel Studios as it introduces the world to a new Black Panther, Namor, and Riri Williams.
We already know that the latter will star in her own Ironheart Disney Plus series, so there’s been plenty of speculation surrounding her keys. Now that she has officially arrived in the MCU, it’s sending buyers to the auction sites for her first appearance sans armor in Invincible Iron Man #7.
Speaking of Wakanda Forever, it would appear from the trailers that Shuri follows her comic book storylines and inherits the Black Panther mantle for the big screen.
Of course, that’s not a surprise; most fans had predicted just that as soon as Marvel announced the role of T’Challa wouldn’t be recast although we would get a new Black Panther. That has put an added emphasis on her first appearance in 2005’s Black Panther #2.
After two years of tidbits on the news front, it appears the Prophet movie is starting to pick up steam. Jake Gyllenhaal, whose name somehow manages to crop into every prospective superhero project, is attached to star as Rob Liefeld’s Image creation.
In the past week, more reports have surfaced about the team finding a writer, which has sparked interest in Prophet’s first appearance in Youngblood #2.