Single Issue Hot Pick-Transmetropolitan 23

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DC has made some big announcements this past weekend concerning their upcoming films.  Among these are Fables and 100 Bullets.  Early issues of 100 Bullets can be pricy but this forgotten gem from Warren Ellis should be a lot easier to track down.

Current Guide Price: 5.00 NM

( First Appearance of 100 Bullets )

Preacher 51 also has a preview of 100 Bullets which came out at the same time as this issue!

-Topher Seal

@Larfleeze

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 4/30/14

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Amazing Spider-Man will relaunch this upcoming week with Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) #1. The relaunch of this third SpideyHP43014_Covers (6) series is due to the lack of success the previous two series’ have had. With 100% sarcasm attached to the previous comment, Marvel’s relaunch here is their way to cash in on Sony’s new Spidey movie coming out this week…..and of course grab as much money from the collector pockets as possible too. Nothing wrong with a company wanting to make money, but watering down things quite a bit aren’t we with 16 variants? But money to be made nonetheless! So what should you do? Stick with the usual rules. Get the variants with the best ratio. Get the variants signed and graded. That’s it. Or get a variant you really dig, get that signed and graded. Either sit on it for your own love of it or sell it very quick. The Amazing Spider-Man #1 variant craze is going to be short lived.

More variant cover madness hits with Rai (2014 Valiant) #1. At last count with this one there are 10. So between the Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Rai #1 there are 26 variants in total. That’s 2 comics, and 26 variants. Wow. Anyway, Check out Rai’s first appearance in his self-titled book from 1992. Also brought to you by Valiant. And the total number of variants for Rai in 1992? Zero.

HP43014_Covers (5)There are 2 DC Comics to check out this week. First one, the more important one too is Adventures of Superman (2013) 2nd Series #12. An introduction of an all new character named Demolisher. Introduction of new characters are always a 100% pickup on new comic book day. Know this. The other DC Comic; Flash (2011) Annual #3 will reintroduce Wally West into the New 52 realm. Aftermarket will take more to the Demolisher intro in the long run IF the character is a recurring one.

Sold out number ones to keep your eye on this Wednesday. Dream Police (2014 Image) #1, written by J. Michael Straczynski. Southern Bastards (2014) #1 with the team of Jason squared; Jason Aaron and Jason Latour.  V-Wars (2014) #1 (IDW Publishing) has a Kevin Eastman variant. Two comics from Red 5 have the sold out sign at the distributor; Bad Dreams (2014) #1 and Haunted (2014 Red 5) #1.

And finally, Uncanny Avengers (2012 Marvel Now) Annual #1 will have the first look at a new team. The Avengers of the Supernatural. Hey, I don’t make this stuff up, I report on it.

HP43014_Covers (1)Invest wisely.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Comic Broker Report – Undervalued Moderns Special

The market can be slow to reflect the value of certain issues.  This can happen for many reasons.  Each month I try to give readers the opportunity to get in on a sleeper well before the market catches up.  Though I am not always right I try to select comics that are worth collecting even if you might never make a penny on the fast flip.  I have featured some of these comics in the past.  They make this list because they remain largely unknown to the collecting community.

 

Batman Volume 1 Issue 656

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If you are looking for Damian Wayne’s first full appearance then here ya go!  Issue 655 along with its variant and other printings are often the ones collectors want but they only feature Batman’s son in shadows.  This issue is where we get to see the league trained badass for the first time!

Iron Man,Incredible Hulk,Nick Fury       Iron Man 2: Agents of Shield ( second appearance )

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It’s odd to me that Agent Coulson’s first appearance is so undervalued.  It’s pretty tough to find and features a character that is loved by most Marvel fans.  With Agents of SHIELD getting better with each episode I hope these two comics see significant increases in value.

Battle Scars 1,6

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So if you don’t appreciate Coulson’s first actual appearance in a comic then you can pick up these two which feature his first appearance ( and named appearance ) in the regular Marvel Universe.

Th Invincible Iron Man ( 2008 ) 10,11

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Ok there are a ton of these to hunt down.  Why?  Well recently the actor who voiced Iron Man’s A.I.  J.A.R.V.I.S. told us he’s playing the Vision.  This means that the A.I. that Stark created is becoming one of the most popular Avengers in the next film.  The Vision first appeared in Avengers 57 and it highly valued.  But as the film version will be bringing the Stark A.I. to life as an android,  these comics should be worth a lot more than the currently are.  Issue 10 features the first appearance of the RESCUE armor, made for Pepper Potts by Tony.  In Issue 11 we learn that the A.I. system in her armor is the J.A.R.V.I.S intelligence!  That makes these issues the first comic appearance of the intelligence system which will become the Vision in Avengers 2.  So far the hardest issues to find are the second print for issue 10.  This us due to the first cover for RESCUE.  Issue 10 has variants, the hardest one to find being the secret retailer variant.  The only way to tell is a barcode variation pictured above!

Elektra Assassin 2

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Ok I admit I am a huge Bill Paxton fan.

Once we learned that his character on A.O.S. was secretly a Hydra agent this book should have seen some market action.  It has a wonderful cover and is written by an industry great.

Action Comics 471

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Despite many who were disappointing by the Man of Steel I have come to realize that it is a very good film.  Russel Crow actually steals it along with Zod’s top soldier Faora who first appears  in this issue of Action Comics.

Supernaturals 4

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It’s still amazing to me that Groot is coming to a theater near you in August.  For a character with less that 5 pre Copper Age appearances it just seems insane that an Alien like this is being thrust into the mainstream. To my knowledge this issue is his first appearance in the modern age.  This series inserted masks into the issues and I believe the ones with the Ghost Rider mask are the hardest to find.

Chuck Norris  and the Karate Kommandos 1

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First appearance of this legend is all you need to know.

Captain America 208, first appearance of Arnim Zola

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If you geeked out as much as me with Zola’s incredible appearance in the Winter Soldier then I applaud your love of insanely twisted comic villains!

 

-Topher

@Larfleeze

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for April 30 2014 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for April 30 2014 Release Week

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!

So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled 2 days BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT
Cavewoman Journey #1 (Of 2)(Cover A Rob Durham), $3.75 – 32 copies
Cavewoman Journey #1 (Of 2)(Cover B Rob Durham), AR – 6 copies

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Jughead And Archie Double Digest #1, $3.99 – 47 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Garfield Pet Force 2014 Special #1 (Cover A Gary Barker), $4.99 – 67 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Star Wars Rebel Heist #1 (Of 4)(Adam Hughes Regular Cover), $3.50 – 352 copies
Star Wars Rebel Heist #1 (Of 4)(Matt Kindt Variant Cover), $3.50 – 339 copies

DC COMICS
Forever Evil Aftermath Batman Vs Bane #1 (One Shot)(Scot Eaton & Jaime Mendoza Regular Cover), $3.99 – 242 copies
Vertigo Quarterly Cyan #1, $7.99 – 109 copies

DIABLO PRODUCTIONS
Sanitarium #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Blank Authentix Cover), $3.99 – 22 copies
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Jenny Frison), $3.99 – 40 copies
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Chris Bolson), $3.99 – 16 copies
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Photo Subscription Variant), $3.99 – 11 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Ryan Jampole), $3.99 – 97 copies
Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Derek Fridolfs), $3.99 – 229 copies
V-Wars #1 (Cover A Ryan Brown), $3.99 – 72 copies
V-Wars #1 (Cover SUB Kevin Eastman), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS
Dream Police #1 (Cover A Sid Kotian & Bill Farmer), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Dream Police #1 (Cover B Renae Deliz & Ray Dillon), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Manifest Destiny #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00 – 152 copies
Southern Bastards #1, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Starlight #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 -1,595 copies
Tales Of Honor #2 (Cover A Sang-Il Jeong), $2.99 – 13 copies
Tales Of Honor #2 (Cover B Patrick Tatapoulous), $2.99 – 16 copies

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Humberto Ramos Regular Cover), $5.99 – 12,467 copies
Hulk #2 (Jerome Opena Regular Cover), $3.99 – 92 copies
Silver Surfer #2 (Michael Allred Regular Cover), $3.99 – 116 copies

RED 5 COMICS
Atomic Robo And The Knights Of The Golden Circle #1 (Of 5), $3.50 – 24 copies
Bad Dreams #1 (Of 5), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Haunted #1 (Of 4), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Rai #1 (Blank Variant Cover), $3.99 – 7 copies
Rai #1 (Clayton Crain Plus Edition Variant Cover), $4.99 – 6 copies
Rai #1 (Cover A Clayton Crain), $3.99  – 121 copies
Rai #1 (Cover B Bryan Hitch), $3.99 – 74 copies
Rai #1 (Cover C Stephen Segovia), $3.99 – 76 copies
Rai #1 (Cover D Raul Allen), $3.99 – 83 copies
Shadowman End Times #1 (Of 3)(Giuseppe Camuncoli Regular Cover), $3.99 – 41 copies
Shadowman End Times #1 (Of 3)(Jeff Dekal Pullbox Variant Cover), $3.99 – 37 copies

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics in stock !!

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY APRIL 2014

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY APRIL 2014

Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

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This list is updated every 2 weeks.  This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market.   I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month.     This list focuses on all regular edition covers.  (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs).   If you think I have missed any hot MODERN titles/issues please let me know.  Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price.  However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales.  Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

MARKET REPORT:

#1 INVINCIBLE #110 (IMAGE 2014) Media report of Robert Kirkman talking about the rape in the story caused a sellout and instant overnight hit on April 11th 2014 with online sales hitting up to $40.00 immediately before cooling down.  Interest in issue #44 started shortly after for the first app of the villain who does the raping.

#2 EPIC ILLUSTRATED #3 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Dreadstar in this common magazine became super hot in early April 2014 with numerous sales of $100.00 each and one copy hit $200.00 raw.

#3 MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

#4 DEAD LETTERS (BOOM 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately and hit a high of $18.00 a copy week of release before cooling a bit.

#5 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013)  Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each.  Reprint sets even selling very strong.  4 printings of #1 all above cover price.

#6 RUNAWAYS (MARVEL 2003) Brian K Vaughan (Saga) decade old Marvel series has been hot all year long with a high of $80.00 for #1.

#7 GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing.  Many sales up to $10.00 each.

#8 PREACHER (DC 1995)  Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1.  A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013.  #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series.

#9 BUNKER (ONI 2014)  #1-2.  Reports of a TV show in the works before #1 was even released made this a hot sellout instantly with sales for the regular cover and the 1:10 hitting record sales within days of release.    Highest sales so far are $15.00 for regular cover and $19.00 for variant cover.    Many retailers were able to sell their copies instantly marked up.  #2 was another instant sellout and quickly hit up to $10.00 per copy.

#10 DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00.  2nd print came out a month later and sales all over the board from low to high but many high sales up to $30.00 each.

#11 CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well.  #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00.  The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.

#12 HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings.  Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints.  #1 many sales at $8.00

#13 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 (MARVEL 2014) the Return of Peter Parker took readers by surprise and issue sold out instantly and some sales up to $10.00 each for 1st prints the month before Amazing Spider-man #1 reboots.

#14 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released recently and many sales as high as 3x guide for certain covers sold individually.  Rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high.    Sales up to $20.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1.  #2 now sells for $10.00

#15 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.  This book has been hot off an on for a year now and latest prices have pushed it up to $60.00 for #1 based on new TV show talk.

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191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#16 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series.  #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead111, $2.99, Image, 74,857
#17 DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each.  Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

#18 BATMAN #1-9 – Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $60.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00.  Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#19 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later.   This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died.  Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing.  In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

#20 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues.  All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high.  #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each.

#21 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

#22 SCATTERBRAIN #1-4 (2006)  This small indie mini-series from 8 years ago features the first appearance of The Devil’s Hopyard and a complete set sold for $30.00 soon after the release of Devils Hopyard.
#23 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

#24 SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices.  4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

#25 DEVIL’S HOPYARD #1 (ARRDEN 2014) New small print #1 sold out instantly sales up to $15.00 within 3 days of release.

#26 BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 per each of the 2 regular covers.  #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

#27 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year.  Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back.  Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings.    Sets now all sell above cover.

#28 WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters.  #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant.  Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

#29 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie.  #1 hit new high close to $100 in spring of 2014 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.
#30 MOON KNIGHT (MARVEL 2014)  Reboot had quick sellouts of #1 and #2 with some sales a bit higher than cover.
#31 EVIL EMPIRE (BOOM 2014) #1 sold out immediately during release and sales as high as $10.00
#32 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later.   Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances.  Sales up to $30.00 for this one.  There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

#33 BATMAN ADVENTURES (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

#34 BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

#35 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009)  Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.
#36 HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year.  First and last year bringing the most interest.
#37 FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

#38 QUEEN AND COUNTRY (ONI 2001) #1 now with a few high sales up to $10.00 for this decade old series now potentially a new movie in the future.

#39 MERCENARY SEA (IMAGE 2014) #1 came out in Feb – it was one of 4 hot speculator books the same week but it wasnt hot until after a few days and then caught fire at up to $15.00 a copy within a week of release and immediately went to a 2nd printing.

#40 X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

#41 DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72.   DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. With the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce.   Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

#42 MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013)  This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

#43 HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009)    This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie.   Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book.  High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.

164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

#44 ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1.  Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title.  Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

#45 IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28  Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers.   #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each.    The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.

60, Izombie1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

#46 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1 – Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on the chart.    Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013.

#47 PRETTY DEADLY (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales sporadic up to $6.00.     Many sales reports of #2 and #3 for above cover as high as $8.00 each.

#48 THE WAKE (DC VERTIGO 2013) Each issue has been reprinted finally driving up prices after 2 months out on #1.  Currently at $8.00 for #1 1st prints.

#49 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #17 Final issue features a cameo at the end of the new muslim Ms Marvel who gets her own new series next year.   Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing.  Copies so far up to $8.00

#50 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $9.99

29, Batman Incorporated8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

#51 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier.  Hit a high of $6.00

33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430

#52 A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series.  Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013.   Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

#53 LEGENDS #3 (DC 1986)  Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet.  Prices hit up to $15.00 for this 60 cent book.

#54 AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1   New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

#55 DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book.  I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples.  Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.
#56 RED STAR (IMAGE 2000)  Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

#57 HONEY WEST & THE CAT (2013)  A 2 issue mini-series combining 2 different classic 1960′s TV show characters into one mystery tale.  The series shipped 6 months late but came out and the #2 photo cover was in hot demand as stores ordered very few copies.  In fact #2 was split between 2 covers with a print run of only 600 copies each.  Photo cover was extra popular selling up to $15.00 immediately.

#58 BAD ASS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 has sold for $5.00 but the 1:10 variant features a homage to the 1st app of Deadpool in New Mutants #98 and is very popular at $23.00

#59 CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow.  A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

#60 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.  Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row.  #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga12, $2.99, Image, 53,339
#61 FURY OF FIRESTORM #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.
#62 ANNE BONNIE (2014) Promo retailers advance copy selling up to $12.00 in advance of the regular #1 issue that came out in March 2014.
#63 SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 All covers sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Subscription cover most popular a bit above cover.
#64 MAGNETO (MARVEL 2014)  #1 1st print run sold out and numerous sales in $5-6 range so far
#65 AUTEUR (ONI 2014)  #1 small print run and some interest above cover in sets.
#66 Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed.  Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.
#67 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.  One season of the TV series seems guaranteed.   #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20.  Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month.  Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11.  #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4

215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

#68 PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995)  Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

#69 ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

#70 STEAM WARS (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013)  Unique new series done in steampunk style but tells a new variation of the George Lucas Star Wars movie storyline featuring characters and storyline and artwork that is definitely borrowed and parodies from the original sci-fi movie.   Small print and demand growing for #1 and #2.    #1 did not even make Top 300 chart with sales less than 2400.

362, Steam Wars, 1, $3.99, Antarctic, 2,399

#71 RUSH CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1 (BOOM 2014) Rock band drummer Neil Peart wrote his first comic book and sales to non-comic collectors were up to $8.00 immediately even before release online.

#72 WILDWORK #1 (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013) New mini-series based on Dracula in the old west by Eric Red and Ben Dunn.  Very small print run and most retailers did not even order copies.   Sold copies up to $20.00 within first week and more online speculator market reports hype this up as the #1 best pick at the moment.

#73 LETTER 44 (ONI 2013)  #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

#74 BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

#75 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#76 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series.  2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

#77 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013)  Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run.  Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

#78 CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month.   Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

#79 SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

#80 SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

#81 HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER  (2013)  #1 and #2 and #3 are small digest sized indie comics in black and white.  Very small print runs and the stories are making fun of real life 1980′s hard rock stars Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins of Black Flag.   They appear to be gay lovers in the story.  Rock stars Hall and Oates also appear in the series as their satanic worshiping neighbors.  Series appeals to non-comic fans and most sellers getting a bit above cover.

#82 OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing.  Highest ratings online for story and art.  Super small print run.  More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

#83 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover constantly.

94, XFiles Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

#84 SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series).  Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

#85 THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game.  All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release.  Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH !  #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release.  Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low.   Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book.  Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July.    I sold a few sets at $100.00.  Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies.   Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out.  Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

#86 DRUMHELLAR (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $8.00

#87 SLEEPERS #1 (WILDSTORM 2002) Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips – decade old series now picked up for a new movie from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.  Prices hit $10.00 in early December 2013.
#88 DEATH SENTENCE (TITAN 2013) New series in Oct 2013 sold out instantly and selling a bit above cover.  Both #1 and #2 have gone to 2nd print.

#89 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-31 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#90 47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012)  5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

#91 TRILLIUM (DC VERTIGO 2013)  Rave reviews helped sell out this high print run Vertigo title and sell above guide online even before Diamond was sold out.    Now copies at $10.00

#92 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.   #1 2nd printing hit $12.00   #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4.   I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman,  Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc.   Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

#93 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down.    Smaller print run.  Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month.  News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again.  #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113
#94 ALL CRIME COMICS (2013) Small crime indie title with very small print run has sold out #1 and #2 with above cover sales.
#95 FOX #1 (ARCHIE / RED CIRCLE 2013) New series with 4 different regular covers.   Some selling as high as $12.00 each in first week. Fiona Staples artist of Saga did one of the 4 covers.   In late October 2013 Archie comics for the first time possibly ever held down the top 3 spots of hottest new sold out comics.
#96 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well.  This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue.  It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity.  All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441
#97 HAWKEYE #1-10   The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00.  Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings.  New issues still sell out.  It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1.  Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837
#98 HALF PAST DANGER #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings instantly.  Some retailers charge more.

249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048

283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967

#99 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!

6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

#100 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

 

OTHER PAST TITLES THAT USED TO BE HOT BUT HAVE COOLED A BIT OR SETTLED IN PRICE THAT RANK BELOW THE TOP 100

THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April.  #1 now at $90.00.   Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype.   Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title.  The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 (TITAN 2013) New miniseries from small publisher sold out instantly – nobody has copies for sale.

Did not even chart on the monthly Top 300.   High sale of $13.00.   #3 sold out even before day of release.

EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber.  Online pre-sales were doing well above cover.  Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each.    In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

FARLAINE THE GOBLIN #1 (STUDIO FARLAINE 2013)  New small print publisher – possibly smallest distributed comic of the year with print run of only 1350.   Two versions of #1 exist as an early promo copy was sent out only to retailers with a print run of only 250 copies.  Both versions sold out before release date at Diamond.   Copies hit a high of $40.00 within first week of release.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Prices cooled down after a few weeks.

NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3.   Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5.   #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608
MYTHOPOLIS #1 (ARRDEN 2013) #1 small print publisher printed 4 regular covers very limited.  Comic was delayed as the early variant covers came out 6 months ahead of time and the regular #1 shipped 3 months past original scheduling date.  Copies in first week of release sold as high as $20.00 each for regular cover #1A.     We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.

THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st.   Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.   #1 settled down now to about $50.00.    Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series.  $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal.  It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker.  But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets of ongoing series are popular.

FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

REVIVAL (Image) #1-10   Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

248 Hoax Hunters 0 $2.99 Image 5779 2012 3
230 Hoax Hunters 1 $2.99 Image 6973 2012 7
300 Hoax Hunters 3 $2.99 Image 4404 2012 9

FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings.   Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now.   #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale.   $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print.  #2 currently in the $20-30 range.  #3 $10.  #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image.   #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

SUPERMAN #1   New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $15.00

SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $9.00

ACTION #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30.  Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4
119, Manhattan Projects, 9, $3.50, Image, 17,229
125,Manhattan Projects, 10, $3.50, Image, 17,028
116, Manhattan Projects, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,517
129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – hit $12.00.

GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010)  It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each.  It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

ZOMBIE ANNIHILATION (SILVER PHOENIX 2013) #1 new Kickstarter small print book selling for double cover and some sellers asking 15x cover.

INCOGNITO (MARVEL ICON 2008) Mini-series with TV/movie rumours recently made copies jump from dormant to $10.00.

DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-12  Photo variants. Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run.  Currently the 1:25 photo cover sells each month on average at about $60.00 instead of an estimated $15.00 for a 1:25 variant.

THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) #1 of the regular and subscription covers sold as sets as high as $18.00 for the pair.  The series was delayed in stores potentially due to the controversial 1:10 variant cover featuring President Obama with machine guns which sold way above a typical variant price hitting $40.00

 THE MOCKING DEAD #1 (2013) New release comic that sold out instantly and went to 2nd print.  Early sales online were all over the place with sales anywhere from $4 to $40 for the subscription cover.  Currently a bit above cover for the regular cover and the subscription about $8.00
HALLOWEEN FEST 2013 – Just like Free Comic Book Day, there is an annual Halloween free comic book day on Halloween each year and this year there were 22 giveaway promo comics.   Individually most sold instantly at a high price of $5.00 each and a My Little Pony hit $7.00 week of release.   Batman, Skyward, Thor, Sonic, Sesame Street, Zombies, Ben 10, Spider-man are some of the titles this year.
WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off.   Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month.  Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #1 (DC 2014)  Injustice Gods Among Us series ended after 12 issues and is retitled in 2014.  Some early high sales of #1.

CLONE (IMAGE 2012) On July 15th 2013 it was announced that the new TV series was official and that drove up prices on #1 even though it has a larger print run over 23,000.   Diamond still had copies in warehouse up to this news announcement and then sold its last 1,000 copies within days.   #1 currently at $10.00 – all issues selling better now and sold out at Diamond. Note how the print run has dropped drastically.  Issue #1 has almost 500% the print run of #9.

95 Clone 1 $2.99 Image 23,292
172 Clone 2 $2.99 Image 11,144
170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10,525
200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8,589
213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8,076
224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7,460
251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6,956
249 Clone 8 $2.99 Image 6,343
288 Clone 9 $2.99 Image 5,954

BODIE TROLL (RED 5 COMICS 2013) #1 very small print run selling above cover instantly

THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings also has very small print run.  #1 1st in the $20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11

UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originally I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series.   I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   The first issue was #0 and not #1.  #0 is the rare ones to find.  #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.   Print runs on each individual cover are very low.  There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover.  This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is.  In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0.   Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers

178, Uber, 0, $3.99, Avatar, 10,849
292, Uber, 0 Enhanced Ed, $4.99, Avatar, 5,084
137, Uber, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,109
132, Uber, 2, $3.99, Avatar, 16,160
188, Uber, 4, $3.99, Avatar, 12,030

STAR WARS: LUCAS DRAFT (DARK HORSE 2013) #1 took a month to sell out but finally did even with high print run and some sporadic sales online up to $7.50
SUPER #1 (UNLIKELY COMICS 2013)  Small kickstarter title  with above cover sales.
CHRONOS COMMANDOS #1 (TITAN 2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – Both issues #1 and #2 have sold as high as $12.00 each.  Neither issue even charted on the monthly Top 300 Diamond sales.   Nazi soldiers and dinosaurs !!  We helped bring awareness to this great comic before release date.
LEGION OF MOLLY DOVES #1 (2013) New small print indie publisher storyline about time travel.   Only one early sale online so far at $9.00
DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show.  Immediate increases on #1.

WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.

184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840

TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1 (DC 2013) New mini-series inspiring the Trinity DC crossover storyline for summer 2013 sold out and quickly went to 2nd printing and copies selling as high as $11.00 for regular edition.

CONSTANTINE #1 (DC 2013)  1st print sold out in the first month but took about 6 months to sell above cover.  Some sales at $7.00 for this new Hellblazer inspired series.   New TV show reports could drive this one up.

HELHEIM (Oni) #1-6  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

171, Helheim, 1, $3.99, Oni, 11,877
189, Helheim, 2, $3.99, Oni, 10,256
207, Helheim, 3, $3.99, Oni, 10,118
215, Helheim, 4, $3.99, Oni, 8,432.

SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

LOCKE AND KEY (2008)  Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00  for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – hit a high of $32.00 earlier this year.

NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

218 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 2nd print Image 5956 2011 5
171 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 Image 8869 2011 4

CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00  Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

COLLIDER (DC VERTIGO 2013) New ongoing issue that sold out and with #2 the title has changed to FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics.   2nd printings use the new title of FBP.

DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.

4 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11
21 Deadpool 2 $2.99 Marvel 67421 2012 11
25 Deadpool 3 $2.99 Marvel 60215 2012 12

SKYWARD #1-4 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Originally a one-shot in 2010.  Summer 2013 a new ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly.  Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online.  I helped publicize this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices.   #1 and #2 currently sell about $8.00 each.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
DEVIL’S DOG #1 (2013)  New small print run selling about $6.00
STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 (ARCANA STUDIOS 2013) Small publisher and print run – another Wizard of Oz inspired series selling way above cover after a month.  Become hot 6 weeks after release.
CHOOSE THEIR FATE (SHH PRODUCTIONS 2013) New adults only title with photo nudity and high cover price of $9.95 yet some ebay sellers asking up to $40.00 and one sale as high as $15.00

3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #4 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #4 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.       Week Four   Joker’s Daughter at $110.00    Doomsday at $20   Black Adam at $20   Killer Croc at $13   First Born at $13   Man-Bat at $13   Bane at $12   Sinestro at $12   Secret Society at $12   Ocean Master at $12   Parasite at $11.   Joker’s Daughter is without the single most hyped up and hottest comic of the entire year and may have set world record prices for a pre-sale of a new release as collectors were paying up to $110.00 each for a copy of this book just to make sure they got one.   That is paying almost 40x cover price before it even came out.   Very few customers got a copy unless they were a regular file customer for Batman: The Dark Knight series.  It was the hottest of all the 3D covers and the hottest comic of the entire year.   However the downside I predicted is that prices could only come down and that has already started to happen.

3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #3 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #3 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.      Week Three   Clayface at $20   Dial E at $46    Eclipso at $20   Deathstroke at $25   The Rogues at $15    Cheetah at $14     Penguin at $13    Ra’s Al Ghul at $13     Arcane at $13    Black Hand at $12   Scarecrow at $12    Shadow Thief at $12   Lex Luthor at $11    H’el at $7

3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #2 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.  Week Two   Harley Quinn at $36   Mr Freeze at $31    Lobo at $31   Riddler at $20.50   Reverse Flash at $20   Court Of Owls at $18   Killer Frost at $17.50   Solomon Grundy at $13   Trigon at $13   Black Manta for $12   Mongul at $12   Brainiac at $10.50    Zod at $10

3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #1 (DC 2013)   13 different 3D covers came out in week #1 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.   Week One   Forever Evil #1 – $280 (1 per store variant cover).  Darkseid for $31  Poison Ivy for $27   Ventriloquist for $26.50    Joker for $25     Count Vertigo at $20    Creeper at $20     Deadshot at $16.50     Two-Face at $15     Relic at $14    Bizarro at $13.50     Grodd at $13    Desaad at $13    Cyborg Superman at $10

THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months.   Slowly building steam.  Issue #5 sold out before day of release.

BALLISTIC #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) New mini series – #1 sold out instantly and hit high prices of $12.00 in first week of release.

285 Ballistic 1 $3.50 Black Mask 6,048
GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00 but then came back down again.   All 3 issues sold out instantly at Diamond.
ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.
KINGS WATCH (DYNAMITE 2013) #1 the subscription cover sold as high as $9.00 in the first week by George Perez.   This series brings back three classic golden age characters as a team: The Phantom with Flash Gordon and Mandrake The Magician.
GRIMM FAIRY TALES: OZ (ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) #1 has 5 regular covers – most sellers including myself sold these as sets.  Selling for cover until it was reported they were sold out and then sets selling for double cover as of Aug 15th.

HARBINGER (VALIANT 2012) Some sales a bit above cover.

ROCKET GIRL (IMAGE 2013)  Sold out instantly some sellers getting above cover.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month

LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.

34, Lazarus1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

161 Django Unchained 1 $3.99 DC 11795 2012 12

SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (BOOM 2013)  New series based on TV series – many copies selling for $7.00 the week of release.

SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

227, Six Gun Gorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730

LIBERATOR #1 (BLACK MASK 2013)  Small print – regular and variant covers all above cover

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

GENIE THE GENIUS #1 (APE ENTERTANMENT 2013)  New comic aimed at younger readers.  Great artwork written by father and daughter team. Small print run.   Variant cover edition came out one week before the regular cover and came autographed selling for $10.00. Regular cover sales a bit above cover.

BRAIN BOY (DARK HORSE 2012) #1 some sellers getting more than cover for this new series that brings back a classic 1960′s Dell Comics character.

BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores.   – hit high of $6.00 immediately.  Variant covers are all hot.

PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH (2013) New small publisher series.  Hit $5.00 for regular covers.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 (DC 2013) Small print run new Superman series in May 2013 overlooked by many and now sells for $5.00 due to print run of only 30,000.

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 (DC 2013) Large print run new Superman series in June 2013 had high print run but still sold out in some Areas commanding $5.00 due to sell outs while other areas are sitting on large unsold piles of this series.

POLARITY #1-4  Mini-series.  Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything.  Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459

250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957

247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436

SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 (MARVEL 2013) Major villain mini-series sold out and currently at $6.00 for regular cover.

THUMBPRINT #1 (IDW 2013) Regular and Subscription cover sets sell above cover

177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11,185
260 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 2 $3.99 IDW 7,278

FIVE COLOR COMICS #1 (ART OF FICTION 2013) $8.95 cover price made this a very low ordered book and has sold above cvr.  Did not even make the top 300 monthly sales chart.

MERCY SPARX #1 (DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Small time publisher and print run some sellers asking above cover.

A1#1  (2013) New anthology series.  New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

NUMBER 13 (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini series #0 1 2 3.   #0 is reprints of early appearances in Dark Horse Presents.  #0 commands the Most money.  Large print runs on other issues but a teaser trailer came out in July causing interest in a potential future movie.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2-6 (DARK HORSE 2011)  Anthology with original first appearances of Number 13 later reprinted in Number 13 #0 a year later.

ARCHIE #646 (ARCHIE 2013) Pepoy cover pays tribute to EC 1950′s Weird Science covers – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.

TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834

SEX #1-5 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1

POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars.  Cory Monteith star of Glee died in late July 2013.

STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

RED SONJA #1 (IDW 2013)  #1 had decent print run but still sold out – some charge a little above cover.

FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

288 Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark 1 $4.99 Image 4932 2010 6

BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

160 Bravest Warriors 1 $3.99 Boom 14866 2012 10
164 Bravest Warriors 2 $3.99 Boom 12900 2012 11
179 Bravest Warriors 3 $3.99 Boom 10229 2012 12

BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10

120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.

280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com    Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for April 23 2014 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for April 23 2014 Release Week

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!

So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled 2 days BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

Vamplets Undead Pet Society #1 (Cover A Amanda Coronado), $3.99 – 44 copies
Vamplets Undead Pet Society #1 (Cover B Gayle Middleton), $4.99 – 70 copies

AVATAR PRESS
Crossed Annual 2014 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $5.99 – 124 copies
Crossed Annual 2014 (Jacen Burrows Red Crossed Incentive Cover), AR – 6 copies
Crossed Annual 2014 (Gabriel Andrade Torture Cover), $5.99 – 10 copies
Crossed Annual 2014 (Rafa Ortiz Wraparound Cover), $5.99 – 9 copies
Uber Special #1 Three Objectives Cover Set, $29.99 – 1 copy left

BONGO COMICS
Duffman Adventures #1, $3.99 – 80 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Evil Empire #2 (Cover A Jay Shaw), $3.99 – 20 copies
Herobear And The Kid Saving Time #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Mike Kunkel), $3.99 – 150 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Conan The Avenger #1, $3.50 – 331 copies
Eltingville Club #1 (Of 2), $3.99 – 207 copies

DC COMICS
Justice League United #0 (Mike McKone Combo Pack Cover), $4.99 – 54 copies
Justice League United #0 (Mike McKone Regular Cover), $3.99 – 28 copies
Secret Origins #1 (Lee Bermejo Regular Cover), $4.99 – 169 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
24 #1 (Cover A Davide Furno), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
24 #1 (Cover SUB Photo), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
7th Sword #1 (Cover A Andrew C. Robinson), $3.99 – 109 copies
7th Sword #1 (Cover SUB Nelson Blake II), $3.99 – 59 copies
Danger Girl May Day #1 (Of 4)(Cover A John Royle), $3.99 – 149 copies
Danger Girl May Day #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB John Royle), $3.99 – 131 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Fuse #3 (Cover A Justin Greenwood), $3.50 – 79 copies
Fuse #3 (Cover B Jamie McKelvie), $3.50 – 7 copies
Sovereign #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 11 copies
Sovereign #2, $2.99 – 48 copies
Walking Dead #117 (3rd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 876 copies
Walking Dead #126, $2.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
Daredevil #2 (Chris Samnee Regular Cover), $3.99 – 84 copies
Elektra #1 (Michael Del Mundo Regular Cover), $3.99 – 237 copies
Original Sin #0 (Jim Cheung Regular Cover), $4.99 – 230 copies

ONI PRESS
Bunker #2 (James Callahan 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 3,450 copies
Bunker #3, $3.99 – 245 copies

OSSM COMICS
Thaniel #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – 61 copies

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Helsing #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Mike S. Miller), $3.99 – 66 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Helsing #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Marat Mychaels), $3.99 – 36 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Helsing #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Mike Lilly), $3.99 – 35 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Helsing #1 (Of 4)(Cover D Nei Ruffino), $3.99 – 176 copies

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 4/23/14

A few of the new comics this Wednesday will bring with them some debuts. It’s been a while within the InvestComics Hot Picks that we have had a week like this, so let’s relish in it for a bit!

Okay done relishing? Let’s get to business shall we?

One of the highlights this week has to go to Justice League United (2014) #0. There has been a lot of talk regarding the debut of Justice League Canada team and a major new Canadian character beginning with Justice League United #1. A special Justice League Canada #1 cover will also be in the mix regarding the new team. The fact is that DC’s version of Alpha Flight AND “Equinox” will both debut in the number zero issue, not the number one issue. So with this in mind, buy the new JLC #0 so that you’ll have the true first appearances. Then again, with the whole “cameo” nonsense within the speculation market, maybe you’re better off covering your butt and buying that number one issue when it comes out too! All of this to ponder (not really that hard, just kidding) with a $40 variant sitting out there! Your call on that one……

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The Aquaman series is still going strong. A bit of a surprise no? Check out Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #30 for the debut of the New 52 version of Hercules. Not much you can change on that dude right? Come on DC, surprise us some more.

Looks like Marvel will be debuting new characters and reinventing some things in their soft relaunch of sorts. Daredevil (2014 4th Series) #2 will be introducing some new villain(s) (maybe) and will also have a forgotten Marvel hero come from the past and shake things up a bit. Fantastic Four (2014 5th Series) #3 will have the debut of the team called the Wrecking Crew. Check out their first appearance way back in 1974’s Defenders #17.

Elektra gets her third crack at her own series this week. Elektra (2014 3rd Series) #1 will come with several variants, but one stands against the rest for good reason. Mr. Elektra himself Bill Sienkiewicz will have a variant cover to buy if you’re interested. At a steep $60, it’s still a nice variant to pick up, grade/signature series with CGC, and hold onto it for a while. It will appreciate right away, but more so over time. The man is a legend. Daredevil #168 (1981) features the debut of Elektra. It’s still a well sought after book. It’s a gradual book to own, just like the Bill Sienkiewicz variant. Like a fine wine, ages with time!

There are two amusing Marvel solicitations to point out this week. Maybe not amusing to some, but still worth noting nonetheless. Iron Patriot (2014 Marvel) #2 bluntly states “James Rhodes dies”. How’s that to sell some books? How about the Guardians of the Galaxy (2013 3rd Series) #14 solicit dubbing Brian Michael Bendis as the “cosmic captain”. While we all love Mr. Bendis, and no disrespect here, but if he’s the captain, the General is Jim Starlin. Just saying.

Anyone remember how My Little Pony from IDW caught everyone by surprise in the spec market? Well don’t get caught without your hay in the barn again! Hasbro designer/illustrator of My Little Pony Gayle Middleton has created a new pony! Ghost Pony’s! Just be sure to spend an extra $3.99 this week to pick up Vamplets Undead Pet Society (2014) #1 from Action Lab Entertainment. There is a huge payday hidden here IF the numbers are right. Gayle Middleton will have a variant that is limited to 1000 copies. The variant is $4.99. Good luck finding that. If for some reason nothing pans out. Give the comic to your sister, niece, girlfriend, or donate it if you want. It’s only a $4.99 risk here.

(Insert sarcasm here) Another MAJOR event is on the horizon for Marvel. Original Sin (2014 Marvel) #0 will be the comic event equivalent to “Who shot J.R.?”. If you don’t know what that means, I’m truly showing my age. Google it, but anyhow, Nova runs up on a dead Watcher and someone killed him. Whodunit?! The Watcher knows, but he’s dead.

Secret Origins was always a fun read from DC Comics. Check out Secret Origins (2014) 3rd Series #1 as they bring back the awesomeness of things we didn’t know about our heroes/villains.

Also check out 7th Sword (2014) #1 from IDW Publishing and Conan Avenger (2014) #1 from Dark Horse Comics.

American Eagle_ScalpedLastly, a few weeks ago on March 18th I released a special article called “InvestComics Hot Picks Special: Speculating Marvel Comics – B Sides”. Within the article I mention this about the American Eagle character from Marvel Comics – …..”There is an influx of African American/female/foreign characters leading the way. Why not focus on an American Indian? Why not have a character that represents the foundations of America a mainstay within the Marvel Universe?” Well this past week InvestComics reported on the DC Vertigo title Scalped getting the development nod from WGN. You can check out that quick snippet right HERE.  Not to toot my own horn here, but things like this happen on InvestComics quite often. Sometimes there are misfires too, but there are more hits than misses around here. Stay close always; you never know what’s coming next!

…….Like Namor, yeah Namor. He’s going to be some sort of a factor. Be it now or in the not so distant future, but watch out for him. I’ve mentioned this before. This is a gut. Who knows…….?

 

23254_20060108193730_largeSee you soon. Invest wisely.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Wormwood Gentleman Corpse in Development

This oddball series from 30 Days of Night and Fell artist Ben Templesmith has just been picked up for development by the  Travieso Production Company.  IDW collected the earliest publications from Lo-Fi Magazine into an issue 0 taster.

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There is a rare variant for that issue which is going to be tough to track down.  But if you want the first appearance this is the one to hunt for and it’s going to be a difficult find:

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-Topher Seal

 

Comic Broker Report – April 2014

It seems like every day there’s some new announcement for comic film and T.V. adaptations.  Today it’s Superior from Mark Millar!  No matter what it is critical that studios keep putting out films like The Winter Soldier.  As long as that happens studios will continue to harvest the back issues bins and extract things like Squee! and Dreadstar!  Here are this month’s recommendations:

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Is Holly Hunter playing Leslie Thompkins in Zack Snyder’s sequel to Man of Steel?  If she does go grab multiple copies of this one.  Not

Note:  This one is highly speculative.  Nothing has been confirmed.

RAVAGER!

Ok so Summer Glau is still being type cast but she looks good as Ravager/Rose Wilson, daughter of the mega popular Deathstroke on CW’s Arrow.  As far as I can tell these would be the issues to buy:

Deathstroke 15 ( first Rose Wilson )

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Teen Titans 1/2 Wizard ( first Ravager costume? )

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Teen Titans Vol. 3  # 8

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On the show Summer plays Isabel Rochev who is also a major player in the current comic series and like the comic version, she takes over Oliver’s company.  But Rochev and Wilson are two different people in the comics.  It looks like Arrow’s Rochev is simply a cover identity to hide the Wilson name.  But if you are wondering where Rochev appears first, here ya go:

Green Arrow Volume Four  1B (  1:25 Ethan Van Sciver Variant )

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Marvel Graphic Novel 3: Dreadstar

So by now it’s known that Dreadstar is getting the film treatment.  Epic 1,2,3 are all keys if you ask me but this one might prove to be very tough to find in high grade/first print.

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This isn’t easy to find either!

Marvel’s 1985 Dreadstar Patch

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Green Team 8

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So DC announced the return of the Teen Titans.  This is why you are already seeing price jumps for DC Comics Presents 26.  So what does the Green Team 8 have to do with the Titans?  Read the last page of this underprinted DC New 52 title  for a shocker!

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Here’s one I would buy now.  Eventually this Marvel gem will make it to the big screen.  Oh and it’s written by an industry legend.

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Other folks on the web have already shed some light on this one.  There are variants for issue one but the print run for the reg cover was so low that I would buy it as well.  This is one you can find on shelves now if your LCS  orders a wide variety of titles.

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The sequel to X-Men Days of Future Past has already been confirmed by Director Brian Singer.  Once we learned that the Age of Apocalypse story is central to the plot I am sure fans of Legion rejoiced.  Prof  X’s son plays a big role in AOA and if he’s a part of the next film look for this issue to explode.

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Death of a WWE great leads to quick monies.

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Sometimes collecting comics for a long time can make one feel as though they have seen it all.  So when  a comic is released by the creator of the Walking Dead with some truly adult subject matter, collector’s should take notice.  In this case we also have a comic has a pretty low print run.  Demand for this book will climb over the next month but there just aren’t enough to go around.

Note:  I would grab issue 44 as well!

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This one is cheap and well written.  Because the replacement Batman could end up in a film I suggest a little speculation here.   There’s also a DF signed edition and a Silver Series reprint.

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This one is impossible to find.    Corben fans should be pleased that this series is on T.V.

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It’s not just Squee that’s hot!  I suspect all this creator’s comics will continue to set fires for the foreseeable future.

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So Scalped has been optioned ( Thanks to this webpage for informing me! )  Similar to Y the Last Man 37, this issue had a preview of the series most just don’t know about!

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@Larfleeze

 

 

 

 

 

DC’s Vertigo Scalped in Development

Thanks to Hollywood Reporter….

DC’s imprint Vertigo line has produced yet another show for development. This time the Native American based comic “Scalped”. WGN will try their hand in the DC Comic based television show.

Check out the first issue from 2007. The comic found a following and lasted 60 issues. Prices for the number one issue on Ebay have already started to balloon. Go to your local comic shop and grab these before they are gone. Don’t for to tell them that InvestComics sent ya!

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 4/16/14

Fifteen number one issues are featured in this week’s article. Some of course with an overload in the variant cover department, but hey no one is forcing anyone to buy them right?

Marvel Comics continues their version of the new 52 with the release of Hulk (2014 2nd Series) #1 and Ultimate Fantastic Four (2014 2nd Series) #1. Not a complete overhaul of their titles, but an abundance of number one issues. Which in reality is completely pointless, but that’s a debate for another time. The new Hulk series will do well, while the new Fantastic Four will border on mediocrity after its first few issues. The Hulk series is accompanied by six variants and FF only has two. See even Marvel knows the deal here. The GET comic in all 8 of these choices is the Mark Bagley Hulk variant. Mark is a stud, Hulk is a stud, CGC is a stud, and a signature from Mark would cap off your $25 variant investment.

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Staying on topic with the variants covers, there is a prized variant to try to get your hands on. Superior Spider-Man (2012) #31 will have six variants, but it’s the Midtown Comics color and sketch variants that will fetch some aftermarket love. Be sure to check out InvestComics on Ebay for a chance to bid on those comics if you miss out. Oh yes one more thing. Superior Spider-Man #31 is sold out at the distributor.

Solar Man of the Atom (2014 Dynamite) #1 comes with twelve variants. Stuck in those variants someplace are two Rob Liefeld variants. Neat! Solar Man of the Atom gained huge popularity back in 1991 when the series was under the Valiant banner. These days, most of the characters are seeing resurgence. And if you missed the cool announcement coming out of the Sharp Comics camp, they are releasing limited edition variant connecting covers that include Turok, Solor, and Magnus from “Mr. Valiant” himself Bob Layton. Check out the full press release right HERE.

Batman Eternal (2014) #2 will introduce an old villain that has yet to be introduced in the New 52. Sinestro (2014) #1 will be a great read. His first appearance in Green Lantern #7 (1961) is always a nice book to keep in the collection.

A couple of comic covers this week pay tribute to yesteryear. Bad Ass (2014 Dynamite) #4 borrows from Amazing Spider-Man #129 (1974). Godstorm Hercules Payne (2014) #1 pays homage to Action Comics #1 (1938). It’s nice to see a Zenescope Entertainment Ana_Alexanderbook that doesn’t involve any T&A on its variant cover.

IDW will release Transformers Windblade (2014) #1. Windblade first appeared this year in Transformers: Robots in Disguse #26 (2014). Did you know that the character Sheena is older than Superman? Sheena first appeared in the UK in 1937 and then in the states in 1938. Now in 2014, she appears again courtesy of Moonstone comics; Sheena (2014 Moonstone) #1.

A comic that may fly under the radar this week, but should be blipping on your screen is Porcelain (2014 Red 5) #1. Actress/Model Ana Alexander (Femme Fatales/Bones) is the creator/writer/star of this comic. It involves an assassin and it looks as though it’s done in a modern anime style. Be sure to check out this comic. Oh, in case you’re not too sure who Ana Alexander is, she’s pictured to the right.

Here are the rest of the number one issues to definitely check out this Wednesday. Mercenary Pig #1 from Aazurn Publishing is sold out at the distributor level. Got to love that title!  Translucid (2014) #1, Ghost Wolf (2014 Amigo) #1 (sold out), Time Lincoln Continental (2014) #1, Captain Action Cat (2014) #1, A Piggys Tale (2014) #1 (sold out),  and San Hannibal (2014) #1 (sold out).

 

See you soon. Invest wisely

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for April 16 2014 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for April 16 2014 Release Week

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!

So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled 2 days BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

AAZURN PUBLISHING

Mercenary Pig #1, $4.99 – SOLD OUT

 

AMIGO COMICS
Ghost Wolf #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

 

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Time Lincoln Continental (One Shot), $3.99 – 27 copies left

 

BOHEMIAN PRESS
Piggy’s Tale #1 (Of 4), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

 

BOOM! STUDIOS
Translucid #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Jeff Stokely), $3.99 – 293 copies left

 

DC COMICS
Sinestro #1 (Dale Eaglesham Regular Cover), $2.99  – 72 copies left
Smallville Season 11 Lantern #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 44 copies left

 

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Captain Action Cat The Timestream Catastrophe #1 (Of 4)(Art Baltazar Regular Cover), $3.99 – 99 copies left
Captain Action Cat The Timestream Catastrophe #1 (Of 4)(Blank Authentix Cover), $3.99 – 18 copies left
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #2 (Cover A Alex Ross), $3.99 – 14 copies left
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #2 (Cover B Ken Haeser), $3.99 – 19 copies left
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #2 (Photo Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 63 copies left
Solar Man Of The Atom #1 (Blank Authentix Cover), $3.99 – 8 copies left
Solar Man Of The Atom #1 (Bob Layton Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 30 copies left
Solar Man Of The Atom #1 (Juan Doe Regular Cover), $3.99 – 117 copies left

 

IDW PUBLISHING
Star Mage #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Ray Dillon), $3.99 – 52 copies left
Transformers Windblade #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Casey W. Coller), $3.99 – 129 copies left
Transformers Windblade #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Sarah Stone), $3.99 – 31 copies left

 

IMAGE COMICS
Mercenary Sea #3, $2.99 – 33 copies left
Stray Bullets Killers #2, $3.50 – 157 copies left

 

MARVEL COMICS
Hulk #1 (Jerome Opena Regular Cover), $3.99 – 156 copies left
Ms. Marvel #3 (Jamie Mckelvie Regular Cover), $2.99 – 1,884 copies left
Superior Spider-Man #31 (Giuseppe Camuncoli Regular Cover), $5.99 – SOLD OUT
Ultimate FF #1 (Mike McKone Regular Cover), $3.99 – 11 copies left

 

MOONSTONE
Sheena #1 (Cover A Jake Minor), $3.99 – 133 copies left (all covers combined)
Sheena #1 (Cover B Rich Bonk), $3.99
Sheena #1 (Cover C Photo), $3.99

 

ONE PEACE BOOKS
Kurt Cobain When I Was An Alien GN, $18.95 – SOLD OUT

 

ONI PRESS
Auteur #2, $3.99 – 163 copies left

 

POP! GOES THE ICON
San Hannibal #1 (Of 5), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

 

RED GIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Ana Alexander’s Porcelain #1, $3.99 – 79 copies left

 

TITAN PUBLISHING
Star Wars Magazine #1, $4.99 – SOLD OUT

 

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Godstorm Presents Hercules Payne #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Harvey Tolibao), $3.99 – 37 copies left
Grimm Fairy Tales Godstorm Presents Hercules Payne #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Alfredo Reyes), $3.99 – 33 copies left
Grimm Fairy Tales Godstorm Presents Hercules Payne #1 (Of 5)(Cover C Vincenzo Cucca), $3.99 – 48 copies left
Grimm Fairy Tales Godstorm Presents Hercules Payne #1 (Of 5)(Cover D Jason Johnson), $3.99 – 177 copies left

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Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

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Spider_VerseWith the recent announcement of the new Spider-Man Event called “Spider-Verse” it got us thinking; how long will it take us to compile a list together for our fans. Well it took a little while, but it was well worth it. In case you’re out of the loop a little bit, Spider-Verse will bring together every single different form of the Spider-Man character ever in a Spidey event series. Sounds like fun!

For fans alike, this should be an absolute thrill ride. The readers will be in eye candy heaven. So what does this mean exactly for the speculator? Well they too will have a joy ride ahead of them. The math is not hard on this one at all. Here is how it will probably go down. Spider-Verse will release and there will be a mad frenzy for many of the Spidey characters. Be it in a suit/Spidey-Armour/power or anything for that matter. Marvel will get wind of the public outcry for say…..the Iron Spider-Man (one of our personal favorites) and they will respond. Bottom line folks, expect some branching out of the Spider-Man Universe for years to come. Be on top of some of the ridiculous ones and the stellar ones before you’re caught without a copy of that NEW popular Spidey character with their own series.

Iron_Spider_ManNow InvestComics fans can search out just about every single different Spider-Man (and female) that pretty much exist right here……on one page.

As we mentioned earlier, one of our favorite Spidey creations has to be the Iron Spider-Man. The late Michael Turner still has one of our favorite modern day comic covers of all time. Civil War #3 (2006) Variant is an absolute beauty (pictured right).

So in no particular order, welcome to the InvestComics: Spider-Verse/Spider-Man Checklist! The list compiles not only the different variations of Spider-Man, but it also includes some of the Spidey villains that have emulated him over the years as well.

(Of course there will be some comics left off or some errors made here. Please speak up if you think you got a good one that was inadvertently left off or if there is a mistake. Also, please keep in mind that some of these characters will never see the light of day in the Spider-Verse event, but having fun here is more important.)

Spider-Verse/Spider-Man Checklist

Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962) – First original Spidey costume.

Amazing Spider-Man #529 – The first Iron-Spider-Man suit. This Bryan Hitch cover really pops. The cover shows the suit in its full glory.

Marvel Team-Up #141 – The first black suit Spider-Man (After AMSM #252)

Amazing Spider-Man #252 (1984) – The first black suit Spider-Man. Need any more than this?

Amazing Spider-Man #365 (1992)Spider-Man 2099 (first appearance) is already making his presence felt in the pages of Spider-Man. Who knows how big 2099 will get eventually…..again.

Web of Spider-Man #70 (1990) – The very first appearance of Spider-Hulk.

Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man – This graphic novel soft cover features the first Spider-Man 2211.

Web of Spider-Man #117 (1994) – First Ben Reilly as Scarlett Spider.

Spider-Man #21 (1992) – With Deathlok heating up the small screen these days, how about a cyborg Spider-Man? Check out the awesome Erik Larsen cover too! Your first look at Cyber-Spider.

Amazing Spider-Man #329 (1990) – Can you imagine the coolness of having a Captain Universe Spider-Man running around the Marvel cosmic books? Maybe this would be a way for Marvel to sneak in Spider-Man into the Marvel Studio movies. Check out when Spidey goes power cosmic for the first time right here. Erik Larsen at the helm once again.

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (1980)Spider-Lizard makes his debut here.

Webspinner’s: Tales of Spider-Man #13 (2000) – The official/unofficial first Spider-Man Unlimited.

Web of Spider-Man #100 (1993) – The first Spider-Armor.

Spider-Man #90 (1998) – First Negative Zone Spidey.

Universe X: Spidey #1 (2000)Spiders-Man first appearance. That’s some stretch with the name right? Must have been an all-nighter trying to come up with that name.

Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #66 (1982) – Spidey is having all sorts of issues with Electro in this comic. So he builds an Electro suit.

Amazing Spider-Man #425 (1997) – The “return” of the Electro suit. Much different (so cool!)

Amazing Spider-Man #100 (1971) Spidey with six arms! Classic Spidey cover and Gil Kane pencils.

Spider-Man #58 (1995) – First appearance of Black Scarlet Spider.

Funeral For An Octopus #2 (1995) – Spider-Man as Octo-Spider-Man!

Spectacular Spider-Man #214 (1994) – The awesomeness of Ninja Spider-Man debuts here.

Spider-Man #25 (1992) – The first appearance of Spider-Phoenix.

Amazing Spider-Man #410 (1996)Spider-Carnage debuts here.

Amazing Spider-Man #367 (1992) Blood Spider first appearance.

Amazing Spider-Man #258 (1984) – Not only an early symbiote appearance, but the first appearance of……..bag head Spidey!! No really, no kidding.

Spider-Man #58 (1995)Leather Jacket Spider-Man!

Spider-Man 2099 #29 (1995) – First appearance of Flipside.

Spider-Girl #5 (1999)Spider-Venom‘s first appearance.

Amazing Spider-Man #682 (2012)Spider-Amour III debuts.

Amazing Spider-Man #656 (2011)Spider-Amour II!

Spectacular Spider-Man #256 (1998) – Another version of the Grocery bag head Spidey!

Spider-Man Noir #1 (2009) – First appearance of Spider-Man Noir.

Amazing Spider-Man #650 (2011) Spider-Man Stealth!

Amazing Spider-Man #569 (2008) – First appearance of Anti-Venom.

Amazing Spider-Man #300 (1988) – First FULL Venom appearance.

Ultimate Fallout #4 (2011) First Miles Morales as Spidey.

Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham #1 (1983) – The first appearance of the very awesome Spider-Ham!

 

Now how about the girls? Yes, over the years there have been variations of Spidey on the female side. The same rules apply here as above, some spider-like villains included. Let’s have a look at them.

Marvel Spotlight #32 (1977) – First appearance of Spider-Woman.

What If? Starring Spider-Man Vol2 #105 (1989) – First appearance of Spider-Girl (May Parker).

Ultimate Spider-Man #98 (2006) – First Jessica Drew as Spider-Woman.

Spider_WomanDeath’s Head II #4 (1992)Death’s Head Spidey.

Amazing Spider-Man #210 (1980) – First Madame Web.

Amazing Fantasy Vol. 2 #1 (2004)Ana Sofia Corazon as Spider-Girl.

Carnage #1 (2010) – First appearance of Scorn.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #263 (1998)Martha Franklin as Spider-Woman.

Venom: Lethal Protector #4 (1993) – First appearance of Scream.

Amazing Spider-Man #375 (1993) – First appearance of She-Venom.

Venom #38 (2013) – The debut of Mania.

Spider-Girl #45 (2002)Felicity Hardy as Scarlet Spider.

Amazing Spider-Girl #14 (2008) – First appearance of Arana.

Amazing Spider-Girl #20 (2008) – Debut of Mayhem (April Parker).

 

Remember, with great knowledge comes InvestComics.

Invest wisely. Read Spidey.

Jay Katz

 

Single Comic Pick – Epic Illustrated 3

Ok technically this is a magazine but it looks like another comic film is in the works.   This  announcement is good news for Starlin fans and collectors of his epic, long running saga Dreadstar!   If you are looking to beat the market and scoop up Vanth’s first full appearance then this is the magazine to get:

Epic Illustrated #3

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He makes a cameo in Epic Illustrated #2 also, that’s him in the eye!!!

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-Topher

@Larfleeze

InvestComics Hot Picks #314

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 4/9/14

The hottest pick of the week at the end of this abbreviated article, but for now……..

The variant cover absurdity continues this week with Daredevil volume 4 #1.50. And what’s with the numbering here too? Can we stop with this already? Oh yeah and the number of variants for this “landmark issue” is 8. Ridiculous…..stop already.

Moving right along……

With the announcement a couple of months ago, Iron Fist on Netflix will certainly spark the back issue market for the character. It already has, but it will continue for a while. Iron Fist has always been one of those underground fan fav’s, like a Moon Knight! Now Marvel will regurgitate Iron Fist until you cannot breathe anymore. We all know how Marvel can overuse a character right? Look around, you’re going to see more Rocket Raccoon than you have in the last 25 years. Iron Fist Living Weapon (2014) #1 will do well and renew the interest once again. What the speculator really needs to be focused on is Marvel Premiere #15 (1974). Iron Fist’ first appearance.  This classic comic needs to already have a home in your collection or find one!

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Staying on topic with comics that will definitely pay dividends, I bring you All New Ultimates (2014) #1. No, All New Ultimates #1 will not bring any sort of turnover at all. It’s two teammates that appear in the book that will. Cloak & Dagger have been covered on InvestComics quite often and here we go again! Buy the first appearance of Cloak & Dagger in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #64 (1982). You will not regret it. These two characters are bound to breakout eventually. Be it a television show or a movie appearance. It will happen.

Want to witness a couple of comics go from extremely hot to extremely cool in very little time? Check out Chris Claremont’s Nightcrawler (2014 4th Series) #1. Yeah, it’ll be very hot out of the gate then fall flat on its face. Not saying it won’t be an awesome comic to pick up at your local shop, but do not “bank” on anything from the aftermarket with this one. The same rings true for All New Doop (2014) #1. There is a reason Doop’s first appearance from 2001’s X-Force #116 sold on Ebay recently for as low as 99 cents. Not much of a future in uptick value for this first appearance.

Readers will be delighted to open up Mighty Avengers (2013) #9 this Wednesday. We finally find out who is behind the Ronin mask.

Iron Man throws on a “very special” Iron Man suit this Wednesday in Iron Man (2012 5th Series) #24. Is it the Hulkbuster?? Check out the comic and find out.

DC Comics rides the Scott Snyder/Batman gravy train with the release of Batman Eternal (2014) #1. This comic will see a second print very soon.

Lola XOXO (2014) #1 from Aspen Entertainment looks like a cool book to check out. And THE comic to get this week is……Shutter (2014 Image) #1. On writing duties will be Joe Keatinge. Along with Image Comics “first official work” by artist Leila Del Duca will bring this comic to definite sellout status. Although the first published work from Leila came in January of this year in Image Expo Preview Book: I Is For Image. Just a heads up for those keeping score at home!

That’s it for this week. See you soon.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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SharpComics Debuts Variant Comics at C2E2!

*From our friends at Sharp Comics*

SharpComics Debuts Variant Comics at C2E2!

SharpComics.com proudly announces the launch of their inaugural line of Sharp Variant covers. The launch features the classic Gold Key characters re-envisioned by Dynamite Entertainment. The covers were designed, penciled, and inked by noted comic book artist Bob Layton, with colors by longtime colorist Mike Cavallaro.

“We wanted to do something really special for the relaunch, so we suggested to Bob the concept of creating four interlocking covers. The covers can be viewed individually or as one continuous image. Bob loved the idea and ran with it! The end result is a “battle royal” of heroes vs robots and dinos”, said Brad Foster of SharpComics.com.

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The Sharp Variant editions feature an extremely limited print run, with only 400 color variants and 100 sketch variants per #1 issue. Turok, Magnus, and Solar will be made available for sale exclusively at C2E2 in April at the SharpComics booth, while Dr. Spektor will be available exclusively online in May.

“I had the privilege, during my stint as Senior Vice President and Editor-In-Chief of Valiant, to have a hand in forging the legacy of the Gold Key characters. Recently, when Dynamite asked me to contribute new cover material to their revival of those characters, I jumped at the chance. Then, the good folks at SharpComics came up with a challenging idea of interlocking variant covers for all four titles and asked me to create something special for their upcoming limited editions. I’ve never been one to shy away from a challenge and did my best to do justice to their concept and to those Gold Key characters that I’ve grown to love over the decades”, said Bob Layton.

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Individual copies of the color variants will be available for $20 each. Sketch variants of each cover will be available for $50 each. Color sets of Turok, Magnus, and Solar will be available for $50 per set with 100 sets available. Those who purchase a set will be entered in a drawing for a free iPad mini which will be held on Sunday at the convention.

If that wasn’t enough to get your attention, as an added bonus for those attending C2E2 noted comic artist Bob Layton will be signing at the SharpComics.com booth on Sunday April 27th from 10-11AM for a donation to the Hero Initiative. Bob will also be drawing the winning ticket from the variant set drawing for the free iPad mini.

Be sure to visit SharpComics at booth #1317 at C2E2.

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Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE MARCH 2014

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE MARCH 2014

Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

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This list is updated every 2 weeks.  This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market.   I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month.     This list focuses on all regular edition covers.  (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs).   If you think I have missed any hot MODERN titles/issues please let me know.  Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price.  However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales.  Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

MARKET REPORT:

#1 MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

#2 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013)  Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each.  Reprint sets even selling very strong.  4 printings of #1 all above cover price.

#3 GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing.  Many sales up to $10.00 each.

#4 PREACHER (DC 1995)  Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1.  A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013.  #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series.

#5 HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings.  Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints.  #1 many sales at $8.00
#6 BUNKER (ONI 2014)  #1-2.  Reports of a TV show in the works before #1 was even released made this a hot sellout instantly with sales for the regular cover and the 1:10 hitting record sales within days of release.    Highest sales so far are $15.00 for regular cover and $19.00 for variant cover.    Many retailers were able to sell their copies instantly marked up.  #2 was another instant sellout and quickly hit up to $10.00 per copy.

#7 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released recently and many sales as high as 3x guide for certain covers sold individually.  Rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high.    Sales up to $20.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1.  #2 now sells for $10.00

#8 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.  This book has been hot off an on for a year now and latest prices have pushed it up to $60.00 for #1 based on new TV show talk.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#9 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series.  #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead111, $2.99, Image, 74,857
#10 DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each.  Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

#11 DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00

#12 CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well.  #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00.  The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.

#13 BATMAN #1-9 – Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $60.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00.  Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#14 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later.   This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died.  Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing.  In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

#15 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues.  All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high.  #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each.

#16 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

#17 SCATTERBRAIN #1-4 (2006)  This small indie mini-series from 8 years ago features the first appearance of The Devil’s Hopyard and a complete set sold for $30.00 soon after the release of Devils Hopyard.
#18 EVIL EMPIRE (BOOM 2014) #1 sold out immediately during release and sales as high as $10.00
#19 QUEEN AND COUNTRY (ONI 2001) #1 now with a few high sales up to $10.00 for this decade old series now potentially a new movie in the future.

#20 MERCENARY SEA (IMAGE 2014) #1 came out in Feb – it was one of 4 hot speculator books the same week but it wasnt hot until after a few days and then caught fire at up to $15.00 a copy within a week of release and immediately went to a 2nd printing.

#21 X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

#22 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

#23 SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices.  4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

#24 DEVIL’S HOPYARD #1 (ARRDEN 2014) New small print #1 sold out instantly sales up to $15.00 within 3 days of release.

#25 BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 per each of the 2 regular covers.  #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

#26 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year.  Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back.  Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings.    Sets now all sell above cover.

#27 WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters.  #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant.  Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

#28 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie.  #1 hit high of $75 a month ago and now settled closer to $25 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#29 DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72.   DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. With the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce.   Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

#30 MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013)  This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

#31 HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009)    This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie.   Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book.  High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.

164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

#32 ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1.  Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title.  Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

#33 IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28  Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers.   #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each.    The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.

60, Izombie1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

#34 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1 – Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on the chart.    Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013.

#35 PRETTY DEADLY (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales sporadic up to $6.00.     Many sales reports of #2 and #3 for above cover as high as $8.00 each.

#36 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later.   Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances.  Sales up to $30.00 for this one.  There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

#37 BATMAN ADVENTURES (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

#38 BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

#39 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009)  Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.
#40 HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year.  First and last year bringing the most interest.
#41 FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.
#42 THE WAKE (DC VERTIGO 2013) Each issue has been reprinted finally driving up prices after 2 months out on #1.  Currently at $8.00 for #1 1st prints.
#43 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #17 Final issue features a cameo at the end of the new muslim Ms Marvel who gets her own new series next year.   Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing.  Copies so far up to $8.00

#44 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $9.99

29, Batman Incorporated8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

#45 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier.  Hit a high of $6.00

33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430

#46 A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series.  Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013.   Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

#47 LEGENDS #3 (DC 1986)  Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet.  Prices hit up to $15.00 for this 60 cent book.

#48 AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1   New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

#49 DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book.  I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples.  Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.
#50 RED STAR (IMAGE 2000)  Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

#51 HONEY WEST & THE CAT (2013)  A 2 issue mini-series combining 2 different classic 1960′s TV show characters into one mystery tale.  The series shipped 6 months late but came out and the #2 photo cover was in hot demand as stores ordered very few copies.  In fact #2 was split between 2 covers with a print run of only 600 copies each.  Photo cover was extra popular selling up to $15.00 immediately.

#52 BAD ASS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 has sold for $5.00 but the 1:10 variant features a homage to the 1st app of Deadpool in New Mutants #98 and is very popular at $23.00

#53 CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow.  A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

#54 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.  Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row.  #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga12, $2.99, Image, 53,339
#55 FURY OF FIRESTORM #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.
#56 ANNE BONNIE (2014) Promo retailers advance copy selling up to $12.00 in advance of the regular #1 issue that came out in March 2014.
#57 SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 All covers sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Subscription cover most popular a bit above cover.
#58 MAGNETO (MARVEL 2014)  #1 1st print run sold out and numerous sales in $5-6 range so far
#59 AUTEUR (ONI 2014)  #1 small print run and some interest above cover in sets.
#60 Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed.  Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.
#61 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.  One season of the TV series seems guaranteed.   #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20.  Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month.  Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11.  #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4

215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

#62 PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995)  Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

#63 ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

#64 STEAM WARS (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013)  Unique new series done in steampunk style but tells a new variation of the George Lucas Star Wars movie storyline featuring characters and storyline and artwork that is definitely borrowed and parodies from the original sci-fi movie.   Small print and demand growing for #1 and #2.    #1 did not even make Top 300 chart with sales less than 2400.

362, Steam Wars, 1, $3.99, Antarctic, 2,399

#65 RUSH CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1 (BOOM 2014) Rock band drummer Neil Peart wrote his first comic book and sales to non-comic collectors were up to $8.00 immediately even before release online.

#66 WILDWORK #1 (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013) New mini-series based on Dracula in the old west by Eric Red and Ben Dunn.  Very small print run and most retailers did not even order copies.   Sold copies up to $20.00 within first week and more online speculator market reports hype this up as the #1 best pick at the moment.

#67 LETTER 44 (ONI 2013)  #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

#68 BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

#69 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#70 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series.  2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

#71 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013)  Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run.  Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

#72 CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month.   Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

#73 SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

#74 SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

#75 HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER  (2013)  #1 and #2 and #3 are small digest sized indie comics in black and white.  Very small print runs and the stories are making fun of real life 1980′s hard rock stars Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins of Black Flag.   They appear to be gay lovers in the story.  Rock stars Hall and Oates also appear in the series as their satanic worshiping neighbors.  Series appeals to non-comic fans and most sellers getting a bit above cover.

#76 OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing.  Highest ratings online for story and art.  Super small print run.  More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

#77 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover constantly.

94, XFiles Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

#78 SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series).  Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

#79 THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game.  All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release.  Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH !  #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release.  Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low.   Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book.  Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July.    I sold a few sets at $100.00.  Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies.   Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out.  Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

#80 DRUMHELLAR (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $8.00

#81 SLEEPERS #1 (WILDSTORM 2002) Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips – decade old series now picked up for a new movie from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.  Prices hit $10.00 in early December 2013.
#82 DEATH SENTENCE (TITAN 2013) New series in Oct 2013 sold out instantly and selling a bit above cover.  Both #1 and #2 have gone to 2nd print.

#83 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-31 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#84 47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012)  5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

#85 MYTHOPOLIS #1 (ARRDEN 2013) #1 small print publisher printed 4 regular covers very limited.  Comic was delayed as the early variant covers came out 6 months ahead of time and the regular #1 shipped 3 months past original scheduling date.  Copies in first week of release sold as high as $20.00 each for regular cover #1A.     We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.

#86 TRILLIUM (DC VERTIGO 2013)  Rave reviews helped sell out this high print run Vertigo title and sell above guide online even before Diamond was sold out.    Now copies at $10.00

#87 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.   #1 2nd printing hit $12.00   #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4.   I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman,  Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc.   Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

#88 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down.    Smaller print run.  Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month.  News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again.  #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113
#89 ALL CRIME COMICS (2013) Small crime indie title with very small print run has sold out #1 and #2 with above cover sales.
#90 FOX #1 (ARCHIE / RED CIRCLE 2013) New series with 4 different regular covers.   Some selling as high as $12.00 each in first week. Fiona Staples artist of Saga did one of the 4 covers.   In late October 2013 Archie comics for the first time possibly ever held down the top 3 spots of hottest new sold out comics.
#91 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well.  This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue.  It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity.  All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441
#92 HAWKEYE #1-10   The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00.  Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings.  New issues still sell out.  It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1.  Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837
#93 HALF PAST DANGER #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings instantly.  Some retailers charge more.

249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048

283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967

#94 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!

6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

#95 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

#96 THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April.  #1 now at $90.00.   Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype.   Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title.  The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

#97 NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 (TITAN 2013) New miniseries from small publisher sold out instantly – nobody has copies for sale.

Did not even chart on the monthly Top 300.   High sale of $13.00.   #3 sold out even before day of release.

#98 EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber.  Online pre-sales were doing well above cover.  Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each.    In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

#99 FARLAINE THE GOBLIN #1 (STUDIO FARLAINE 2013)  New small print publisher – possibly smallest distributed comic of the year with print run of only 1350.   Two versions of #1 exist as an early promo copy was sent out only to retailers with a print run of only 250 copies.  Both versions sold out before release date at Diamond.   Copies hit a high of $40.00 within first week of release.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Prices cooled down after a few weeks.

#100 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3.   Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5.   #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608
OTHER PAST TITLES THAT USED TO BE HOT BUT HAVE COOLED A BIT OR SETTLED IN PRICE THAT RANK BELOW THE TOP 100

THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st.   Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.   #1 settled down now to about $50.00.    Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series.  $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal.  It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker.  But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets of ongoing series are popular.

FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

REVIVAL (Image) #1-10   Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

248 Hoax Hunters 0 $2.99 Image 5779 2012 3
230 Hoax Hunters 1 $2.99 Image 6973 2012 7
300 Hoax Hunters 3 $2.99 Image 4404 2012 9

FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings.   Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now.   #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale.   $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print.  #2 currently in the $20-30 range.  #3 $10.  #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image.   #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

SUPERMAN #1   New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $15.00

SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $9.00

ACTION #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30.  Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4
119, Manhattan Projects, 9, $3.50, Image, 17,229
125,Manhattan Projects, 10, $3.50, Image, 17,028
116, Manhattan Projects, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,517
129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – hit $12.00.

GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010)  It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each.  It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

ZOMBIE ANNIHILATION (SILVER PHOENIX 2013) #1 new Kickstarter small print book selling for double cover and some sellers asking 15x cover.

INCOGNITO (MARVEL ICON 2008) Mini-series with TV/movie rumours recently made copies jump from dormant to $10.00.

DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-12  Photo variants. Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run.  Currently the 1:25 photo cover sells each month on average at about $60.00 instead of an estimated $15.00 for a 1:25 variant.

THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) #1 of the regular and subscription covers sold as sets as high as $18.00 for the pair.  The series was delayed in stores potentially due to the controversial 1:10 variant cover featuring President Obama with machine guns which sold way above a typical variant price hitting $40.00

 THE MOCKING DEAD #1 (2013) New release comic that sold out instantly and went to 2nd print.  Early sales online were all over the place with sales anywhere from $4 to $40 for the subscription cover.  Currently a bit above cover for the regular cover and the subscription about $8.00
HALLOWEEN FEST 2013 – Just like Free Comic Book Day, there is an annual Halloween free comic book day on Halloween each year and this year there were 22 giveaway promo comics.   Individually most sold instantly at a high price of $5.00 each and a My Little Pony hit $7.00 week of release.   Batman, Skyward, Thor, Sonic, Sesame Street, Zombies, Ben 10, Spider-man are some of the titles this year.
WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off.   Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month.  Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #1 (DC 2014)  Injustice Gods Among Us series ended after 12 issues and is retitled in 2014.  Some early high sales of #1.

CLONE (IMAGE 2012) On July 15th 2013 it was announced that the new TV series was official and that drove up prices on #1 even though it has a larger print run over 23,000.   Diamond still had copies in warehouse up to this news announcement and then sold its last 1,000 copies within days.   #1 currently at $10.00 – all issues selling better now and sold out at Diamond. Note how the print run has dropped drastically.  Issue #1 has almost 500% the print run of #9.

95 Clone 1 $2.99 Image 23,292
172 Clone 2 $2.99 Image 11,144
170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10,525
200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8,589
213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8,076
224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7,460
251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6,956
249 Clone 8 $2.99 Image 6,343
288 Clone 9 $2.99 Image 5,954

BODIE TROLL (RED 5 COMICS 2013) #1 very small print run selling above cover instantly

THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings also has very small print run.  #1 1st in the $20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11

UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originally I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series.   I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   The first issue was #0 and not #1.  #0 is the rare ones to find.  #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.   Print runs on each individual cover are very low.  There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover.  This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is.  In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0.   Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers

178, Uber, 0, $3.99, Avatar, 10,849
292, Uber, 0 Enhanced Ed, $4.99, Avatar, 5,084
137, Uber, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,109
132, Uber, 2, $3.99, Avatar, 16,160
188, Uber, 4, $3.99, Avatar, 12,030

STAR WARS: LUCAS DRAFT (DARK HORSE 2013) #1 took a month to sell out but finally did even with high print run and some sporadic sales online up to $7.50
SUPER #1 (UNLIKELY COMICS 2013)  Small kickstarter title  with above cover sales.
CHRONOS COMMANDOS #1 (TITAN 2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – Both issues #1 and #2 have sold as high as $12.00 each.  Neither issue even charted on the monthly Top 300 Diamond sales.   Nazi soldiers and dinosaurs !!  We helped bring awareness to this great comic before release date.
LEGION OF MOLLY DOVES #1 (2013) New small print indie publisher storyline about time travel.   Only one early sale online so far at $9.00
DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show.  Immediate increases on #1.

WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.

184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840

TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1 (DC 2013) New mini-series inspiring the Trinity DC crossover storyline for summer 2013 sold out and quickly went to 2nd printing and copies selling as high as $11.00 for regular edition.

CONSTANTINE #1 (DC 2013)  1st print sold out in the first month but took about 6 months to sell above cover.  Some sales at $7.00 for this new Hellblazer inspired series.   New TV show reports could drive this one up.

HELHEIM (Oni) #1-6  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

171, Helheim, 1, $3.99, Oni, 11,877
189, Helheim, 2, $3.99, Oni, 10,256
207, Helheim, 3, $3.99, Oni, 10,118
215, Helheim, 4, $3.99, Oni, 8,432.

SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

LOCKE AND KEY (2008)  Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00  for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – hit a high of $32.00 earlier this year.

NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

218 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 2nd print Image 5956 2011 5
171 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 Image 8869 2011 4

CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00  Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

COLLIDER (DC VERTIGO 2013) New ongoing issue that sold out and with #2 the title has changed to FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics.   2nd printings use the new title of FBP.

DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.

4 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11
21 Deadpool 2 $2.99 Marvel 67421 2012 11
25 Deadpool 3 $2.99 Marvel 60215 2012 12

SKYWARD #1-4 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Originally a one-shot in 2010.  Summer 2013 a new ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly.  Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online.  I helped publicize this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices.   #1 and #2 currently sell about $8.00 each.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
DEVIL’S DOG #1 (2013)  New small print run selling about $6.00
STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 (ARCANA STUDIOS 2013) Small publisher and print run – another Wizard of Oz inspired series selling way above cover after a month.  Become hot 6 weeks after release.
CHOOSE THEIR FATE (SHH PRODUCTIONS 2013) New adults only title with photo nudity and high cover price of $9.95 yet some ebay sellers asking up to $40.00 and one sale as high as $15.00

3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #4 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #4 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.       Week Four   Joker’s Daughter at $110.00    Doomsday at $20   Black Adam at $20   Killer Croc at $13   First Born at $13   Man-Bat at $13   Bane at $12   Sinestro at $12   Secret Society at $12   Ocean Master at $12   Parasite at $11.   Joker’s Daughter is without the single most hyped up and hottest comic of the entire year and may have set world record prices for a pre-sale of a new release as collectors were paying up to $110.00 each for a copy of this book just to make sure they got one.   That is paying almost 40x cover price before it even came out.   Very few customers got a copy unless they were a regular file customer for Batman: The Dark Knight series.  It was the hottest of all the 3D covers and the hottest comic of the entire year.   However the downside I predicted is that prices could only come down and that has already started to happen.

3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #3 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #3 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.      Week Three   Clayface at $20   Dial E at $46    Eclipso at $20   Deathstroke at $25   The Rogues at $15    Cheetah at $14     Penguin at $13    Ra’s Al Ghul at $13     Arcane at $13    Black Hand at $12   Scarecrow at $12    Shadow Thief at $12   Lex Luthor at $11    H’el at $7

3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #2 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.  Week Two   Harley Quinn at $36   Mr Freeze at $31    Lobo at $31   Riddler at $20.50   Reverse Flash at $20   Court Of Owls at $18   Killer Frost at $17.50   Solomon Grundy at $13   Trigon at $13   Black Manta for $12   Mongul at $12   Brainiac at $10.50    Zod at $10

3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #1 (DC 2013)   13 different 3D covers came out in week #1 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.   Week One   Forever Evil #1 – $280 (1 per store variant cover).  Darkseid for $31  Poison Ivy for $27   Ventriloquist for $26.50    Joker for $25     Count Vertigo at $20    Creeper at $20     Deadshot at $16.50     Two-Face at $15     Relic at $14    Bizarro at $13.50     Grodd at $13    Desaad at $13    Cyborg Superman at $10

THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months.   Slowly building steam.  Issue #5 sold out before day of release.

BALLISTIC #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) New mini series – #1 sold out instantly and hit high prices of $12.00 in first week of release.

285 Ballistic 1 $3.50 Black Mask 6,048
GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00 but then came back down again.   All 3 issues sold out instantly at Diamond.
ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.
KINGS WATCH (DYNAMITE 2013) #1 the subscription cover sold as high as $9.00 in the first week by George Perez.   This series brings back three classic golden age characters as a team: The Phantom with Flash Gordon and Mandrake The Magician.
GRIMM FAIRY TALES: OZ (ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) #1 has 5 regular covers – most sellers including myself sold these as sets.  Selling for cover until it was reported they were sold out and then sets selling for double cover as of Aug 15th.

HARBINGER (VALIANT 2012) Some sales a bit above cover.

ROCKET GIRL (IMAGE 2013)  Sold out instantly some sellers getting above cover.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month

LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.

34, Lazarus1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

161 Django Unchained 1 $3.99 DC 11795 2012 12

SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (BOOM 2013)  New series based on TV series – many copies selling for $7.00 the week of release.

SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

227, Six Gun Gorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730

LIBERATOR #1 (BLACK MASK 2013)  Small print – regular and variant covers all above cover

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

GENIE THE GENIUS #1 (APE ENTERTANMENT 2013)  New comic aimed at younger readers.  Great artwork written by father and daughter team. Small print run.   Variant cover edition came out one week before the regular cover and came autographed selling for $10.00. Regular cover sales a bit above cover.

BRAIN BOY (DARK HORSE 2012) #1 some sellers getting more than cover for this new series that brings back a classic 1960′s Dell Comics character.

BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores.   – hit high of $6.00 immediately.  Variant covers are all hot.

PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH (2013) New small publisher series.  Hit $5.00 for regular covers.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 (DC 2013) Small print run new Superman series in May 2013 overlooked by many and now sells for $5.00 due to print run of only 30,000.

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 (DC 2013) Large print run new Superman series in June 2013 had high print run but still sold out in some Areas commanding $5.00 due to sell outs while other areas are sitting on large unsold piles of this series.

POLARITY #1-4  Mini-series.  Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything.  Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459

250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957

247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436

SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 (MARVEL 2013) Major villain mini-series sold out and currently at $6.00 for regular cover.

THUMBPRINT #1 (IDW 2013) Regular and Subscription cover sets sell above cover

177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11,185
260 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 2 $3.99 IDW 7,278

FIVE COLOR COMICS #1 (ART OF FICTION 2013) $8.95 cover price made this a very low ordered book and has sold above cvr.  Did not even make the top 300 monthly sales chart.

MERCY SPARX #1 (DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Small time publisher and print run some sellers asking above cover.

A1#1  (2013) New anthology series.  New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

NUMBER 13 (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini series #0 1 2 3.   #0 is reprints of early appearances in Dark Horse Presents.  #0 commands the Most money.  Large print runs on other issues but a teaser trailer came out in July causing interest in a potential future movie.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2-6 (DARK HORSE 2011)  Anthology with original first appearances of Number 13 later reprinted in Number 13 #0 a year later.

ARCHIE #646 (ARCHIE 2013) Pepoy cover pays tribute to EC 1950′s Weird Science covers – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.

TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834

SEX #1-5 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1

POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars.  Cory Monteith star of Glee died in late July 2013.

STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

RED SONJA #1 (IDW 2013)  #1 had decent print run but still sold out – some charge a little above cover.

FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

288 Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark 1 $4.99 Image 4932 2010 6

BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

160 Bravest Warriors 1 $3.99 Boom 14866 2012 10
164 Bravest Warriors 2 $3.99 Boom 12900 2012 11
179 Bravest Warriors 3 $3.99 Boom 10229 2012 12

BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10

120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.

280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com    Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for April 2nd 2014 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for April 2nd 2014 Release Week

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!

So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled 2 days BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

AVATAR PRESS
Caliban #1 (Facundo Percio Design Sketch Incentive Cover), AR – 21 COPIES LEFT
Caliban #1 (Facundo Percio Regular Cover), $3.99 – 126 COPIES LEFT
Caliban #1 (Facundo Percio Terror Cover), $3.99 – 44 COPIES LEFT
Caliban #1 (Facundo Percio Wraparound Cover), $3.99 – 65 COPIES LEFT

BOOM! STUDIOS
Dead Letters #1 (Cover A Chris Visions), $3.99 – 33 COPIES LEFT
Dead Letters #1 (Cover B Ron Wimberly), AR
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth The Novelization HC, $19.99 – 1,413 COPIES LEFT

DARK HORSE COMICS
Angel And Faith Season 10 #1 (Chris Samnee Variant Cover), $3.50 – 180 COPIES LEFT
Angel And Faith Season 10 #1 (Rebekah Isaacs Ultra Variant Cover), AR
Angel And Faith Season 10 #1 (Scott Fischer Regular Cover), $3.50 – 228 COPIES LEFT
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Premature Burial (One Shot), $3.99 – 281 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS
Aquaman And The Others #1 (Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund Variant Cover), AR
Aquaman And The Others #1 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Regular Cover), $2.99 – 3,802 COPIES LEFT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Red Sonja And Cub (One Shot)(Jeffery Cruz Regular Cover), $4.99 – 16 COPIES LEFT

IMAGE COMICS
68 Rule Of War #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Nat Jones), $3.99 – 69 COPIES LEFT
68 Rule Of War #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Clayton Crain), $3.99 – 63 COPIES LEFT
68 Rule Of War #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Blank Sketch Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Black Science #5, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Field #1 (Of 4), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Self-Obsessed (One Shot), $3.99 – 153 COPIES LEFT
Shotgun Wedding #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 56 COPIES LEFT
Starlight #2 (Cover A Bill Sienkiewicz), $2.99 – 103 COPIES LEFT
Starlight #2 (Cover B Goran Parlov), $2.99 – 75 COPIES LEFT

MARVEL COMICS
Captain America Winter Soldier #1 (Director’s Cut), $4.99 – 29 COPIES LEFT
Deadpool Vs Carnage #1 (Of 4)(Glenn Fabry Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,403 COPIES LEFT
Deadpool Vs Carnage #1 (Of 4)(Leinil Yu Issue #1 Variant Cover), AR
Inhuman #1 (resolicited)(Blank Variant Cover), AR
Inhuman #1 (resolicited)(Humberto Ramos Variant Cover), AR
Inhuman #1 (resolicited)(J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover), AR
Inhuman #1 (resolicited)(Joe Madureira Design Variant Cover), AR
Inhuman #1 (resolicited)(Joe Madureira Regular Cover), $3.99 – 78 COPIES LEFT
Inhuman #1 (resolicited)(Milo Manara Variant Cover), AR
Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Prelude #1 (Of 2), $2.99 – 107 COPIES LEFT
What If Age Of Ultron #1 (Of 5)(Chris Stevens Regular Cover), $3.99 – 80 COPIES LEFT
What If Age Of Ultron #1 (Of 5)(Raffaele Ienco Variant Cover), AR – 72 COPIES LEFT

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Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com