New Universal Monsters Comic Book Series'

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Hepcat

Quote from: fearliath on February 19, 2024, 02:41:37 AMStupid amount of money.

For eight brand new comic books? Yeah, that's a stupid amount of money.

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Quote from: Hepcat on February 19, 2024, 04:48:21 PM
For eight brand new comic books? Yeah, that's a stupid amount of money.

Of course, I do it all the time, with toy variations. I bought all 7 varieties of the Funko Hikari Creatures and 20 Creature Reaction figures, though there are several different sculpts in the mix. I've got lots of 2 and 4 of the same thing in different colors. It's collector insanity!  ;D
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Quote from: John Pertwee on February 18, 2024, 06:21:03 PM
I don't see them not releasing one, but now that the Karloff likeness comes with the UM license I think the two comics would look very similar. Karloff being the only character that looks like his movie counterpart? It would seem repetitive to me, but we are not the only audience for these comics. They are looking for people that probably won't even know about the other project.

I pre-ordered the Frankenstein graphic novel from Legendary as well. From what I remember based on the sample art I've seen, I believe the design of the Monster is a bit closer to the description in the novel. Specifically, the long hair. They'd certainly be similar, but different enough that I'm fine with doubling up. Especially if the Skybound comic (presumably) has more to do with the Universal movie than the actual novel.



darkmonkeygod

Quote from: fearliath on February 19, 2024, 02:41:37 AM
I paid $4.95 for 4 of them; $17 for one of them, $49 for one, $75 for one and $211 for the 1:100 Ross one. Stupid amount of money.

Cost on the 118 books you could order is roughly $263, but that does provide 110 more comics.

Do plan to order all covers of each issue?

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fearliath

Quote from: darkmonkeygod on February 21, 2024, 08:17:12 AM
Cost on the 118 books you could order is roughly $263, but that does provide 110 more comics.

Do plan to order all covers of each issue?

I don't think so, but  I'm as yet undecided.

darkmonkeygod

This was announced to retailers a bit over a week ago, but I had no idea it would be shipped so soon. I saw this today hanging in a comic shop. The reverse is a Dracula poster, and the whole thing is as big as a one-sheet. Unfortunately, they are promo only and seem to be one per store.


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Issue two has six covers, I believe. No blank cover and no 1/100 variant.

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/universal-monsters-creature-from-the-black-lagoon-lives-2-of-4

You can see the covers and their limitation in various eBay auctions now, but I'll try to post any PR here.

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Mike Scott

Why is Creature #1 Ross cover both variant F and G and why doesn't it have any text?
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Mike Scott

They're cheap, so I ordered Creature #2 A&B covers.
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fearliath

Quote from: darkmonkeygod on February 28, 2024, 07:16:38 PM
Issue two has six covers, I believe. No blank cover and no 1/100 variant.

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/universal-monsters-creature-from-the-black-lagoon-lives-2-of-4

You can see the covers and their limitation in various eBay auctions now, but I'll try to post any PR here.

I went ahead and bought all 6 #2 covers.

Mike Scott

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Creature Comics covers #1 variants A, B, C and D, E, F&G, H is the blank.



Creature Comics covers #2 variants A, B, C and D, E, F.



Covers E & F are my favorites, but I'm not paying $100-$200 for them.
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Mike Scott

Quote from: fearliath on February 19, 2024, 02:41:37 AM
I paid $4.95 for 4 of them; $17 for one of them, $49 for one, $75 for one and $211 for the 1:100 Ross one.

When you get those, let us know, or post a photo of the Ross cover(s). Curious if it will have the text on it and what is the difference between the two.
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darkmonkeygod

Quote from: Mike Scott on February 29, 2024, 03:35:48 AM
When you get those, let us know, or post a photo of the Ross cover(s). Curious if it will have the text on it and what is the difference between the two.

Unless they lied about it in the meeting...

Quote from: darkmonkeygod on February 15, 2024, 11:07:39 PM
Today I attended a Skybound retailer presentation via zoom focusing on their Universal Monsters lines and can confirm my speculation: the 1/100 incentive cover is a foil cover variant of the 1/75 incentive cover, Alex Ross' pencil illustration. So, to clarify, same image, differing stock for the covers. One will be paper, the rarer version foil.

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Mike Scott

Quote from: darkmonkeygod on February 29, 2024, 04:03:09 AM
Unless they lied about it in the meeting...

Missed that part. Does the cover include the title/text?
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The next series after Creature from the Black Lagoon will be Frankenstein.  Expected to start in August.