Is Your Finger on the Pulse of Hollywood’s Comic Book Superheroes?
Not everyone who collects comics is doing so because they like to follow the adventures of their favourite super hero, however they may be quite interested in comic book news. A new collector has emerged in the last several years. A collector interested not in storyline or art work, but rather the value of the comic as a commodity. A commodity to be bought, traded and sold. Hollywood has successfully re-invigorated the popularity of characters like Batman, Spider-Man and Wonder Woman and because of this success, the value of key books featuring these characters have exploded.
Range of Comic Book Superheroes & Supervillains
Production companies, looking for their next billion dollar film, have now started to pay closer attention to lesser known IPs. Characters like Thanos, Venom and the Harley Quinn are now household names. As a result, the values of some of their comic books are now fetching top dollar. If only comic collectors had a crystal ball to see which characters were going to appear in the next huge hit years from now. Well, there might be a crystal ball available to all of us in the way of YouTube speculation channels. Here are three channels that are packed with information about comic book superheroes that I highly recommend:
The John Campea Show
Campea originally hails from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Now living in LA, Campea is a film pundit who airs a lengthy daily show on YouTube. While Campea’s channel focuses on all genres of film, he has a soft spot for comic book superheroes, sci-fi and fantasy films, and as such, his show tends to steer in that direction. What I appreciate about John Campea, is that he does not spread click bate rumours, but rather only reports factual movie news. I listen to his channel almost daily, and I get most of my comic book related movie news from his channel.
This YouTube channel focuses almost entirely on Comic Book Super Hero and Star Wars movie news and leaks. Host Michael Roman investigates the images and news surrounding the various films/ TV shows currently in production. In voice over, Roman speculates about possible easter eggs and potential spoilers. Unlike the John Campea Show, these videos are usually under 12 minutes in length. Viewers can ascertain if the info in valid or not, and in turn come to their own conclusions. It can be a great resource for comic book superhero news.
New Rock Stars
This YouTube channel has various hosts and many different shows. I particularly like their spoiler break downs, usually hosted by Erik Voss or Filup Molina. These break downs are very detailed, and will often times reveal information missed when viewing the trailer on its own. Hosts will pause play-back, zoom-in and even compare scenes and imagery with other films/ trailers. These are fast paced videos full of information for the savvy comic book investor to utilize as they see fit.
These are just three YouTube channels that I subscribe to related to comic book news and superhero movies. There is an abundance of content out there. Viewers need to realize that unscrupulous channels will release “breaking news”, accurate or not, just to get views. Be careful, as some channels will report bogus information just to get your click. Do you have a favourite YouTube channel? If so, I would love to hear about it! Please drop me a line. And, if you have any comics that require a clean and press, please consider submitting them to the Comic Doctor. We are experts offering comic pressing you can trust!