The Death Of A Turtle Hits eBay

It was a day for dead animals in comic books this week. First there was All-New Captain America #5…

$_57 (2)

And then Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 came out as well… featuring… well.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 (2015) - Page 9

A fight with familiar foes.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 (2015) - Page 10

That gets very nasty indeed.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 (2015) - Page 23

And for returning heroes-in-a-half-shell…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 (2015) - Page 24

The death of Donatello.

Will this be reversed somehow by issue fifty? Or are the foursome now a threesome forever? The market reacted. One seller sold four copies for $20 fast on eBay.

The 1:10 variant cover sold for $100.

This is the fastest price increase for a standard normal comic book after going on sale I have seen for some time – ot's even beaten Edge Of Spider-Verse. The market has decided this is the real thing….

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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