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Rob Liefeld is writing a memoir of his time in comics titled Robservations. Dynamite has obtained the license to Terminator comics. A copy of Action Comics #1 has hit a record high at auction. All on Comic Book Club News for April 8, 2024.


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Rob Liefeld writing memoir.

Dynamite gets Terminator license.

Action Comics hits record high at auction.

This is Comic Book Club News for April 8, 2024.

Rob Liefeld Is Writing A Memoir Of His Time In Comics Titled Robservations:

Rob Liefeld is writing a memoir about his 35+ years in comics, ranging from the time he was a young blood just breaking into the industry, to now, though it will stop short of prognosticating the future to detail when he is dead… Pool? Ran out of steam at the end there, but you get the gist. He’s writing a book.

As reported by The Beat, the book, titled Robservations after his podcast of the same name, is scheduled to be released in 2025 by BenBella Publishing.

Said Liefeld via press release: “I have had a lifelong love affair with comic books. They have been my passion since I was seven years old. Having been fortunate to break into the business as a teenager in the 80s, I’ve seen five decades of tremendous change, quite a bit of upheaval, and a fair amount of rebellion and betrayal. Some of which I started. It’s been quite a ride, and I’m eager to share this incredible ride with everyone.”

This is no small feat to write a book like this, and given the emotional Liefeld, he’ll surely be putting his full chest into making this something special. Pouches.

Dynamite Has Grabbed The License To Publish Terminator Comics:

They’ll be back! Terminator comic books, that is, as Dynamite continues to amass the Infinity Stones of licensed products by snagging the license to the robo-pocalypse franchise.

Said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher via a press release provided to Comic Book Club News: “It’s incredibly thrilling to be working with one of the biggest classic action franchises. We’re excited to treat fans to a great celebration for the groundbreaking 40th anniversary of this beloved mythos bringing both new stories and collecting the library of existing comics.”

While the release was slim on actual details, a campaign reprinting Terminator graphic novels will be launched on Backerkit later this afternoon. And as the first movie in the series hit on October 26, 1984, we expect there will be more announcements to come leading up to the official 40th anniversary. Until then, hasta la vista, baby!

Action Comics #1 Hits Record High Of $6 Million At Auction:

A copy of Action Comics #1 has hit a record high for a comic book at auction: $6 million, which is money that was otherwise earmarked to rebuild USAF Colonel Steve Austin. Alas, now he is probably dead. Pool.

As reported by IcV2, the auction was held on April 4 by Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction, from the Kansas City Pedigree collection. The comic, CGC graded 8.5, tops the previous record for a comic: $5.3 million for Superman #1, set in 2022. A 6.0 graded copy of Action Comics #1 sold for $3.4 million, also in 2022.

Why so much, even given it’s the first appearance of Superman? That’s because, despite there being 200,000 copies in the initial 1939 print run, the CGC believes only 100 total have survived from the era. And of those, only 78 copies are currently tracked by the CGC.

As to who the new owner is of this copy of Action Comics #1? Heritage didn’t report the lucky owner, but let’s be honest, it was probably Nicolas Cage. Dude loves Superman.

For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. And these have been my Zalbservations.

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