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March 29, 2022
Copy of Captain America #1 goes for $3,120,000.00
Story at MSN News
A near mint comic featuring the very first appearance of Captain America sold Thursday for just over $3.1 million. The sale marks a record for the comic, Captain America Comics No. 1, and is now one of the top five most expensive comics ever sold. The final price was $3,120,000, which included the buyer’s premium. It sold as part of Heritage Auctions’ comics and comic art events that runs through Sunday.
Page at Heritage Auctions on the Captain America #1 NM 9.4 CGC
Other high selling comic books at Comic Book Money
After arrest controversy, Ezra Miller Flash projects on pause – Gizmodo
DC and Warner Bros. executives held an "emergency impromptu meeting to discuss Ezra Miller’s future with the studio," according to a new report from Rolling Stone. This meeting came after Miller’s recent arrest in Hawaii for disorderly conduct and harassment ...
Paranormal Hitmen comic book being developed into TV Series – Hollywood Deadline
A Spotify "Batman Unburied" series coming – Yahoo
Sonic the Hedgehog movie coming to battle Morbius – Variety
Does Morbius movie poor start jeopardize the planned Sony Spiderman Universe? – Variety
The Batman isn't going to make a billion bucks, but it doesn't matter with a production budget of only $180 million – Forbes
The Batman at $711 million worldwide so far – boxofficemojo
Even with its poor start, Morbius grabs the lead in box office – Seattle Times
Blade III getting a lot of attention on Netflix
As of Monday morning, Blade: Trinity was the sixth most-watched movie on Netflix. The 2004 superhero movie was the third to star Wesley Snipes in the titular role. This time around, he has to face his biggest challenge yet: Dracula. With a 25% score on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s by far the worst-reviewed of the three Blade movies.
Story at Yahoo Money
Discovery Corp taking over DC through purchase of Warners/ATT&T – Business Insider
Discovery will soon own comic-book giant DC. Industry insiders say it can't be any worse than the AT&T era. DC, known for Batman and Wonder Woman, suffered heavy staff cuts and comics print reduction in recent years..."
"Comic Artists Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Sophie Crumb Hold Nothing Back in Their Collaboration for Grover Rad’s Debut Collection" – Vogue Magazine
This is the first time that mother and daughter have collaborated so extensively and both women were pleasantly surprised with the way their work was used. The comic appears as a print on a reversible opera cape (the other side is solid). Speech bubbles and cutout portraits of Sophie and Aline in conversation feature on a plaid coat..."
Legacy numbering: how Amazing Spider-Man #6 is also #900 – Gamesradar
Morbius movie reviews
We like Jared Leto but Morbius 'falls flat' – ABC News
"Shameless corporate desperation" – Yahoo News
One star rating - "ludicrously pointless Jekyll and Hyde vampire-monster yarn" – UK Guardian
"It's better than Venom!" – CNN
Despite the rotten reviews Morbius could have $50 million opening – Indie Wire
"Morbius is lifeless" – MSN News
Fantastic Beasts III goes to $150 million on debut, The Batman goes over $750 million worldwide – Variety
...“The Batman,” which has been a bright spot for Warner Bros. Over the weekend, the comic book adventure, starring Robert Pattinson, surpassed $750 million worldwide. With those box office receipts, “The Batman” has strengthened its position as the highest grossing film of the year, both domestically and worldwide.
A story with a continuing series of episodes:
America Chavez character co-creator Joe Casey paid 'Nothing' for character appearance in Doctor Strange 2
Story at Slash Film via Fark
On the other hand this story at Hollywood Reporter said he was offered "a pittance'
“The fact is, Marvel owns America Chavez. That’s not in dispute on any level, but there are still systemic flaws in the way that creators are neither respected nor rewarded,” Casey tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Marvel publishing declined to comment, noting it does not speak about individual creator agreements...
Casey’s work at Marvel dates back to the late 1990s, with credits including titles starring the X-Men, the Hulk, Iron Man and the Avengers. He has since found success as one of the creators of the popular Ben 10 animated franchise, which gave him firsthand knowledge of how even the smallest amount of profit participation can add up to significant sums for creators...
Original page April 13, 2022