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More superhero love coming your way on Blu-ray this year. The Superman films are coming out this June with the Extended and Donner Cuts included. You can read all the details on the release by clicking HERE. Now if only Supergirl would come out next. I’m a completest so I have to get it too even if it isn’t that great.
Warner Home Video has announced a Blu-ray release of Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology for June 7th. The 8-disc release will include Superman The Movie, Superman The Movie: Expanded Edition, Superman II, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and Superman Returns – all for the first time with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio.
Captain America: The First Avenger is coming out this summer and is sure to be a great movie but back in 1990 Marvel released a Direct-to-Video Captain America movie. Starring Matt Salinger as Captain America, the movie follows Steve Rogers becoming Captain America during World War II to battle the Red Skull, being frozen in ice, and subsequently being revived to save the President of the United States from a crime family that dislikes his environmentalist polices. You can check out the original trailer for the movie on YouTube below.
The 1990 movie version of Captain America is coming up on Blu-ray in May, just in time for the theatrical release of Captain America: The First Avenger. The movie will be presented in a director’s cut with 30 additional minutes of footage. According to director Albert Pyun, it will be “more character-oriented and less super hero action.”
The first full length trailer for Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios upcoming film Captain America: The First Avenger Trailer is now online. Check it out below:
March 9th, 2011 - Comments Off on Spider-Man’s First Appearance Sells for $1.1 Million - Comics
A copy of Spider-Man’s first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 with a rating of 9.6 sold Tuesday to the tune of $1.1 million. That ranks it’s sale as the second highest amount for a comic sale on record. I gotta say, it must be nice to have that kind of money to invest in a comic. I’ll settle for just reading a reprint and having that on my shelf.
Just one year after selling the comic book with the first appearance of Superman for $1.5 million, the people at ComicConnect.com have done it again, this time with the world’s most famous webhead.
Spider-Man’s first appearance in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 was sold to an anonymous buyer on Tuesday to the tune of $1.1 million. In a press release, ComicConnect.com – an online collectibles marketplace – ranked it as the world’s second most valuable comic book, after the aforementioned “Action Comics” #1, with Superman.
The auction site had previously sold “Detective Comics” #27, where Batman first appeared, for $1.0755 million back in February of 2010. Before last year, sought-after comics like this would never sell for seven figures.
Stephen Fishler, the CEO of ComicConnect.com, said that this sale of “Amazing Fantasy” #15 is a record for the Silver Age of comics from the late 1950s and early 1960s. “The sale of this book crushed all previous records. Up until today’s $1.1 million sale, the record sales price of a comic book from this era was $250,000.”
Fishler first acquired the book 25 years ago, and sold it for $2,500. He later acquired and sold it again for $140,000 in 2000. Fishler also created a widely-accepted grading scale in the years since (driving the prices of highly graded comics skyward), and this book is ranked as a 9.6 out of 10.
“The buyer of this amazing comic wanted to own the very best,” said ComicConnect.com partner Vincent Zuzolo. “The Amazing Fantasy #15 – 9.6 is the definition of the very best.”