Black Mask, main villain, in Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey movie came out in February 2020 with Kathy Yan directing the film with the screenplay by Christina Hodson. Kathy is an American and Chinese director famous for directing Groomed (2016) and Dead Pigs (2017). Kristina is an American screenwriter famous for her writing of Unforgettable (2017) and Bumblebee(December 2018). In April 2018, DC tapped her to write Batgirl movie.
Black Mask first appeared in Batman 386 (August 1985) published by DC Comics written by Doug Moench and drawn by Tim Mandrake. This villain is a criminal mastermind with mind control through his mask.
Interesting choice for a villain in this movie? I was expecting more popular villain. However, it is nice to have a villain we haven’t seen before. We have seen Joker, Bane, Catwoman, and Two-face twice in the 1980’s/1990’s movies and Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies.
We have Ewan McGregor portraying the character as Black Mask. He is famous for his roles as Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (19990-2005). Photo above is a courtesy from indiewire.com
A copy of Batman #386 CGC 9.8 sold on August 6, 2019 for $279.95 plus shipping. On October 28, a copy of Batman #386 CGC 9.8 sold for $472.70. There were two sales on January 25. One sold for $349.99 with free shipping and another sold for $345.00 with free shipping.
Now this movie came out more than 1 month ago, let’s find out how this book is doing. There was a best offer accepted for $399.99 on March 13. No sales in February.
Looking at these numbers best to sell the book 4-5 months before the movie comes out.