Friday, April 10, 2009

Market Spotlight: Blog Edition

Five Fists of Science

Scripts: Matt Fraction
Pencils: Steven Sanders

By: Image Comics, 2006

Remember this little gem from a couple years back? Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla square off against JP Morgan and Thomas Edison with the fate of the world at stake! Fraction does his homework as usual and spins an incredible tale of super science with more fact than fiction.

Well, our little Matty Fraction is all grown up now. Hits like Immortal Iron Fist, Invincible Iron Man, and Uncanny X-Men have really put him on the map.

Folks must be going back looking for earlier Fraction material, because Five Fists of Science is commanding more than $50 a pop on Amazon. Suggested retail was $12.95, so it's possible this book is collecting dust in your local comic shop for a "Fraction" of the cost. Wow, am I clever!

Be looking for Five Fists next time you hit the shop on Wednesday. Any other potential plays? It hasn't hit yet, but I don't think it's out of the question to see Casanova material spike as well.

Tim Callahan calls it one of the most important books being published, and looks to be regarded as Fraction's masterpiece. And print runs are tiny on that one. That means a little interest make prices go boom.

- Ryan

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