Over the weekend, Profiles in History auctioned off props from LOST, including two copies of a comic book that appeared in the TV show’s first season. That comic book was the Spanish-language edition of the first half of Green Lantern/Flash: Faster Friends (Part 1) from 1997.
In the show, Hugo “Hurley” Reyes brings the comic book onto the plane in Sydney. After the crash, Walt Lloyd finds it on the beach and carries it around, clinging to it as a symbol of the normal life he’s left behind.
Also: polar bear. Or rather, OMGWTFPOLARBEAR.
Newsarama reports that the “crisp” copy used for the flashback scenes sold for $3,900, while the battered copy sold for $1,680. Profiles in History estimated the value of each book at $200–$300. Copies that haven’t appeared on television seem to sell for around $5–$10, judging by a quick eBay search for the English version.
Coincidentally, last week DC announced that they would be reprinting the story in November as part of their DC Comics Presents series.
Tip of the hat to @LegionOmnicom for the news!
A whole bunch o’ linkblogging:
The webcomic LOST in Comics does a strip that reverses a scene from the TV show, and has Superman and the Flash discussing Hurley and Charlie.
Blake Sims draws the Flash.
Comics Alliance: What if comic books had titles based on what you say about them?
Dreamers Muse has a bunch of Flash icons.
Pop Matters on The Real Return of Barry Allen:
But secretly, the most rewarding element of the limited series has been the delays. To misdirect attention from his super-powers, Barry Allen would make a point of always arriving late. True to form, the publication delays add a hint of Barry Allen charm, making his public wait, just that little while longer.
The Daily P.O.P. reviews Flash: Rebirth as a whole.
Hello Kello writes: What I Learned from Flash: Rebirth.
Collected Editions reviews Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E., Geoff Johns’ first DC work.
Screen Rant considers: What Will The Flash Movie Be About?
At the Hall of Justice annotates Blackest Night: The Flash #3.
Comic Book Revolution asks: Would you read a comic if the writer left?
CSBG/Lorendiac’s Lists takes a look at 11 Methods of Target Acquisition – in short, just how do super-heroes and supervillains end up in the same place to have those slugfests?
And finally, totally off-topic…here’s a picture of an Office Depot truck with an Autobot symbol.
I’m imagining Optimus Prime working out some sort of advertising deal to help bring in some revenue.
Sometime during either Villains United or the Secret Six miniseries, I realized that when I read Catman, I hear the voice of Sawyer from Lost (Josh Holloway).
Yesterday I read Secret Six #1, and today I realized that I hear Deadshot as Jayne Cobb from Firefly and Serenity (Adam Baldwin).