Top 5 Hot Picks #98

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Every week before new comic book day InvestComics gives fans our Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #460 and new comics coming this Wednesday 2/1/17.

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Bullseye #1 – Bullseye gets his first true solo series. What took so long? No matter, we’re ready.

Batman #16 – Part one of ‘I Am Bane’.

Aquaman #16 – A new villain is introduced.

Darth Maul #1 – The Marvel Star Wars train churns out another number one issue, this time with Darth Maul.

Blood Blister #1 – New After Shock Comics series from writer Phil Hester, art by Tony Harris and Eric Layton.

Bullseye #1 Bill Sienkiewicz

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Batman #16 David Finch

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Aquaman #16

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Star Wars Darth Maul #1

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Blood Blister #1

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #460.

Daredevil #131

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Daredevil #170

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Nightwing #14

Superman #16

Slapstick #3

Punisher vs Bullseye

Shadowland

Greatest Hits

Rat Queens

Sixth Gun

Daredevil #131 (1976)

Daredevil #169 (1981)

Daredevil #170 {1981)

Planet Of The Apes Green Lantern #1

Walking Dead #163

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New Comics #460 – The Covers

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InvestComics Hot Picks #460

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Superman #16

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Nightwing #14

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The start of a new storyline hits Batman #16 ‘I Am Bane’. We’re looking forward to this. The David Finch and Tim Sale covers are on point.
Speaking of covers, an awesome Nightwing #14 cover from Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert. This book is the finale of the Bludhaven story. Superman #16 cover by Andrew Robinson, a finale as well; ‘Multiplicity’.
Keep an eye on Aquaman #16, a new villain will be introduced.

Star Wars fans get another new Star Wars comic, Darth Maul #1.
We hear from many collectors hating on the new Slapstick comic. Then there are those who dig it too. We’re with the latter here. So we’re going to keep on liking the character, predicting bigger things for him and pushing the book. Slapstick #3 features a jam cover of different Slapstick mash-up’s. Deadpool, Adventure Time(?), Simpsons and a few others, including Mickey Mouse! See if you could spot a partial shot of the most famous mouse.

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Bullseye #1 Bill Sienkiewicz

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Bullseye #1 Skottie Young

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Daredevil #131

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Daredevil #169

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Daredevil #170

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Daredevil

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Marvel rolls out the first ever series for Bullseye. He’s been in a few mini-series/one shots, Punisher vs Bullseye, Shadowland, Perfect Game and Greatest Hits. He’s never had a self titled book until now. Bullseye #1 will focus on what the villain does during his spare time….for fun. Not too sure of the premise here, but we’ll wait a see what writer Ed Brisson brings to the table. Ed has written books like Rat Queens and The Sixth Gun, so we have faith he’ll bring it. Art will be done by Dave Johnson and Guillermo Sanna.

Bullseye first appeared in Daredevil #131 (1976). It wasn’t until Daredevil #169 (1981) that the character takes shape into what he is today. The reason why is Frank Miller worked Bullseye into his story and the character never looked back. Miller wrote Kingpin into the next issue (Daredevil #170 1981), Kingpin’s first ever Daredevil appearance. Although Kingpin was around for a while before Miller, he made him a tremendous adversary as well in Matt Murdock’s life. Miller took Kingpin and Bullseye to another level.

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Star Wars Darth Maul #1

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Slapstick #3

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Walking Dead #163 Image Comics

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Blood Blister #1

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Planet Of The Apes Green Lantern #1

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Nightwing

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks this week;
Offering up their first number one comic of the year, After Shock Comics gives fans Blood Blister #1 from writer Phil Hester and art by Tony Harris and Eric Layton.
In a very unusual collaboration, Boom Studios goes with Planet Of The Apes Green Lantern #1. Really? Yep, this will really happen.
Beginning in The Walking Dead #163, part one of ‘Conquered’. The comic is also 25 cents!

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Female Comic Characters – Checklist 1

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With the influx of female characters making their way into the comic book medium these days, with lots of thanks to Disney (Marvel) making it so that the female character shows more of a “character side” as they have never before, we wanted to make sure to recognize some of the keys players. We completely understand that female characters have been around since the inception of comic books (no need for a history lesson, stop typing that email or Facebook post), but there is a movement happening in the past few years to the likes we have never really seen in case you haven’t realized it. Disney put a female lead in its new Star Wars movie, now the next Star Wars movie (Rouge One) will ALSO be a female lead. They know what they’re doing and their comics are following the same guidelines. So as is everyone else in the comic book industry. Much like what always happens with InvestComics and everyone following us or emulating. We’re flattered though. Like Disney.

Listed below are some new comics, some old comics and characters WE like. This will be the first installment of more Female character checklist to come. Of course we will in FACT not have some of your favorites here, but all in due time. Relax. Just breathe. Deep breaths. No emails, no Facebook post, Tweets, Instagram notes. Breathe……breathe.

Female Comic Characters – Checklist

Daredevil #111

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Daredevil #254

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Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #2

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Howard The Duck #1

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Daredevil #111 (2008) – The first appearance of Lady Bullseye. Ed Brubaker writes, and an awesome Marco Djurdjevic cover.

Daredevil #254 (1988) – An InvestComics favorite throughout the years. Typhoid Mary’s first appearance. John Romita Jr art and cover, Ann Nocenti writes.

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2 (2015) – Gwenpool’s first ever appearance (cover only WITH name “Gwenpool”)
Howard The Duck #1 (2016) – Gwenpool appears on the cover and “inside” the comic. Some say this particular comic is her first appearance. We disagree.

Iron Man #10

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Amazing Spider-Man #1

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Amazing Spider-Man #4

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Captain Marvel #14

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Iron Man #10 (2009) – First appearance of Rescue (Pepper Potts). Writer Matt Fraction, art and cover by Salvador Larroca. Didn’t use the name “Rescue” until Iron Man #14.

Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2014) – First Cindy Moon, A.K.A. Silk. Dan Slott writes. Humberto Ramos pencils.
Amazing Spider-Man #4 (2014) – First appearance of Silk. Dan Slott writes. Humberto Ramos pencils.

Captain Marvel #14 (2013) – First of Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1

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Star Wars #5

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Star Wars #6

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Darth Vader #3

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 (2016) – First Moon Girl.

Star Wars #5 & Star Wars #6 (2015) – Cameo and first appearance of Sana Solo.

Darth Vader #3 (2015) – First Doctor Aphra.

Justice League #40

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Harley Quinn #16

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Edge Of Spider-Verse #2

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Marvel Spotlight #32

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Justice League #40 (2015) – Writer Geoff Johns scribes the first appearance of Darkseid’s Daughter; Grail.

Harley Quinn #16 (2015) – The Gang of Harley’s first appear here.

Edge Of Spider-Verse #2 (2014) – First Spider-Gwen.

Marvel Spotlight #32 (1977) – Spider-Woman’s first appearance. Jessica Drew is still around today in the Marvel Universe. Almost 40 years now. Not bad.

Invincible Iron Man #7

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Thor God Of Thunder #25

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Thor #1

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Aquaman #50

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Invincible Iron Man #7 (2016) – First appearance of Tomoe.

Thor God Of Thunder #25 (2014) – Cameo of the first female Thor (Jane Foster).
Thor #1 (2014) – First Full appearance of female Thor (Jane Foster).

Aquaman #50 (2016) – First appearance of Aquawoman.

The Savage She-Hulk #1

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Deadpool Merc With A Mouth #7

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Marvel Team-Up #95

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The Savage She-Hulk #1 (1980) – The very first appearance of She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters).

Deadpool Merc With A Mouth #7 (2010) – First appearance of Lady Deadpool.

Marvel Team-Up #95 (1980) – First Mockingbird appearance. Frank Miller cover.

X-Force #4

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New Mutants #98

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Batman Adventures #12

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Batman Harley Quinn

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X-Force #4 (1991) – Here’s the second appearance of Domino. Why mention the second and not the first you ask? Well if you want her first appearance you’ll have to get New Mutants #98. Her first appearance is very expensive, so we wanted to recommend her second.

Batman Adventures #12 (1993) – The first Harley Quinn (non DC continuity)
Batman Harley Quinn (1999) – First Harley Quinn in the DC Unverse.

Avenging Spider-Man #9

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Catwoman #23

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Catwoman #24

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NYX #3

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Avengers #144

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Avenging Spider-Man #9 (2012) – First Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel.

Catwoman #23 & Catwoman #24 (2013) – Cameo and first appearance of Joker’s Daughter.

NYX #3 (2004) – First appearance of Laura Kinney (X-23), A.K.A. All New Wolverine.

Avengers #144 (1976) – First Hellcat. George Perez art. Gil Kane cover. Nuff said.

 

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4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #1 – All of the variants in the aftermarket are well above market value right now. Seems Black Mask comics have struck a nerve with comic book fans once again. 

Dark Souls #1 – Another indie book cracks the Top 5. This hot video game based comic is showing signs of a sell out.

Mighty Thor #6 – We think this might be the first official appearance of Viking Hulk. Read this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #420 article to inquire more details on this.

Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #3 – Check this comic out for a slew of villains appearing in it.

New Avengers #9 – A comic that appeared in a previous Hot Picks article (last month), but made in back into an InvestComics Hot Picks article THIS week and into the Top Five list this week as well. We can do this because we don’t have to answer to anyone. The first appearance of Avenger Five, American Kaiju, and Doctor Varghese.

Mighty Thor #6

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New Avengers #9

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Dark Souls #1

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Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #3

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4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #1

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #420. Click the link for more details! 

Aquaman #37

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IC 100 Club Pick: Thor #149 8.5 (1968).

New Avengers #10

Deadpool #10

Nick Fury Agent of S.h.i.e.l.d. #1 (1968)

Captain America Road To War #1

Disney Kingdoms Haunted Mansion #1

Disney Kingdoms Haunted Mansion #2

Superman American Alien #6

Harley’s Little Black Book #3

Aquaman #51

Aquaman #37 (1968)

Action Comics #51

Divinity II #1

Dept H #1

Action Comics #51

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Nick Fury Agent of Shield #1

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Chew Demon Chicken Poyo #1

Sun Bakery #1

Puss In Boots #1

Black Eyed Kids #1

Joyride #1

Fourth Planet #4

Mad Balls #1

Gutter Magic #4

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 4/20/16

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IC 100 Club Pick: Thor #149 8.5 (1968). This comic features the first origin of the Inhumans. A nice 8.5 grade can get bumped to a possible 9.0 if pressed. An amazing comic for only $80 with FREE shipping. With the Inhumans movie drawing closer in a couple of years, this comic will be an untouchable. Triple its value easily. Get this comic before someone else does.

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New Avengers #9

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New Avengers #10

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Captain America Road To War #1

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Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #3

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The super cool Avenger Five will make an appearance in New Avengers #10. Avenger Five first appeared in the previous issue New Avengers #9. That issue also had the first appearances of American Kaiju and Doctor Varghese.
We’re not a 100% on this, but we’re not finding a true first appearance on the Viking Hulk character. So we’ll say that the Mighty Thor #6 will feature the first appearance of Viking Hulk. No? Maybe? If you’re not a fanboy, please help out our fellow InvestComics fans if you know of a Viking Hulk character NAMED in another comic other than the Mighty Thor #6 coming out this week. If he’s wearing a silly viking helmet in some comic and is still called Hulk, that doesn’t count.
Regular follower’s of InvestComics know how we feel about this title. We like the concept and the feel of it. Marvel must maintain the course here. Check out Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #3 with a slew of villains appearing in it.
Speaking of Deadpool, there’s a great cover swipe regarding the secret cover to Deadpool #10. The cover swipe is from Jim Steranko’s classic Nick Fury Agent of S.h.i.e.l.d. #1 (1968).
Cap and Black Widow team up to train a new team of Avengers. This happens in Captain America Road To War #1. The Francesco Mattina variant cover is nice.
Disney Kingdoms Haunted Mansion #1 saw some sellouts when it came out. This week, the follow up, Disney Kingdoms Haunted Mansion #2.

Mighty Thor #6

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Deadpool #10

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Nick Fury Agent of Shield #1

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Disney Kingdoms Haunted Mansion #2

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Nothing but a good story happening in the Superman American Alien comics. And we also admire the Ryan Sook cover; Superman American Alien #6.
Joseph Michael Linser’s variant; Harley’s Little Black Book #3 is sold out.
Aquaman will turn to the Scavenger for some answers this week in Aquaman #51. Have you seen the InvestComics Aquaman checklist yet? It came out back in August of 2015. If not go now for some key issues right HERE. In there you’ll find Aquaman #37 (1968), the first appearance of Scavenger. Get your Aquaman comics now before the aftermarket really escapes you.
Super League part 3 in Action Comics #51. Check out our previous Hot Picks (2 straight weeks) on why we are on the trail of this event going through the Superman books.

Superman American Alien #6

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Action Comics #51

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Harley's Little Black Book #3

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Aquaman #51

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Aquaman #37

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From a New York newspaper interview, Valiant Entertainment says it will have the first appearance of Vladimir Putin in Divinity II #1. We assume “as a villain” here right? Because Putin has appeared in other comics before. All Marvel Comics appearances at that. Either way, Divinity was a hit book for Valiant the first time around, it’ll be a hit book again. Last count, 7 variant covers. Trevor Hairsine sketch cover is sold out.

Black Mask Comics brings us 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #1. Mostly every number one Black Mask Comic sells out. No difference here probably. Some of the variants are commanding bigger monies in the aftermarket already. 
The new Dark Horse comic, Dept H #1 will be written and drawn by Matt Kindt. The cover from Jeff Lemire almost depicts an X-Man on the cover doesn’t it?
An Image Comic to have fun read with this week; Chew Demon Chicken Poyo #1 from writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory.

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A new Anime style comic from Alternative Comics; Sun Bakery #1. The Paul Pope variant is sold out.
The first collaborative comic from Aspen Entertainment/Big Dog Ink will hit your comic shop this Wednesday. Look for Legends Of Oz Tik-Tok And The Kalidah #1.
Titans Comics releases their video game concept comic; Dark Souls #1. Looks great. Also from Titan Comics this week; Puss In Boots #1.
Wrapping up, these are must gets in the Indie market. Black Eyed Kids #1 (B.E.K.) (After-Shock Comics), Joyride #1 (Boom Studios), Fourth Planet #4 (Chapter House Publishing), Mad Balls #1 (Lion Forge), Gutter Magic #4 (IDW).

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Aquaman #50 – Introducing Aquawoman. This will be the “go to” Aquawoman for DC. Two prior Aquawoman don’t count. Check out this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #417 for more details on what we’re talking about!

Power Lines #1 – An interesting Image Comics debut issue from creator Jimmie Robinson.

Suiciders King Of HELL.A. #1 – Writer/Artist Lee Bermejo brings a new gang book to the Vertigo/DC line. The variant is sold out.

Faith #3 – Valiant Entertainment continues to kill it with this title. This week the third offering of Faith.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deviations – IDW presents their ‘What If?’ universe into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. What if Shredder was the leader of the TMNT? Yes we’ll read this one thank you.

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Ninjas vs Aliens #1 (Antarctic Press)

 

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IC 100 Club Pick: Thor #158 (1968) 8.0. This beauty is a graded 8.0 and it’s $90. The significance of the book is twofold. First, it’s an early retelling of Thor’s origin and second it’s written and drawn by Jack Kirby. An early piece of Thor’s history up for grabs here. 

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IDW Publishing hits fans with a ‘What If’ story. Check out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deviations One Shot to see what it would be like if the Turtles joined forces with Shredder. A fun read awaits us!

 

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DC is trying to dethrone Marvel Comics with the worse title for a comic book. Marvel has ‘Totally Awesome Hulk’ and now DC will have Suiciders King Of HELL.A. #1 coming this Wednesday.  The variant is sold out and it will probably be a great story from Lee Bermejo. That title though……..

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Aquaman #50 will introduce Aquawoman. Well sort of. Unless someone is counting the Multiversity Aquawoman first appearing in Countdown Presents The Search For Ray Palmer #1 (2008) or the African-American Aquawoman in Earth 2 #18 (2014) as the first appearance. Otherwise, Aquaman #50 coming this Wednesday will be the first Aquawoman that kind of counts more so than the other two. Looks like DC will be taking a page right out of the Marvel way and start with the whole gender changing character thing. Yes it’s been done time and time again over the course of decades and decades, but Marvel has found a knack for making the female hero and gender change (Thor/Wolverine/Gwenpool) character interesting. DC will jump into it now probably too. remember DC, style counts, but writing is more important.

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Power Lines #1 from Image Comics seems very interesting. Written and drawn by Jimmie Robinson. A definite comic to check out this week.

Elektra gets the ‘Women Of Power’ cover treatment on Daredevil #5. Art by the awesome Sara Pichelli. Darth Vader #18 comes out Wednesday. You know how we love them Star Wars comics!

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Valiant Entertainment has an obvious hit on their hands with the Faith title. The first two issues sold out and the Faith character is striking a cord with fans. Faith #3 hits Wednesday. See what all the fuss is about if you’re not on board yet.
Two other indie comics to check out this week; Hildafolk #1 (Nobrow Press) is sold out. Ninjas vs Aliens #1 (Antarctic Press).

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Aquaman, seven series number one issues, two of which were limited series. None of the regular series made it past 77 issues. What does this mean exactly? Well it means that Aquaman was never a character taken very seriously. Always on the receiving end of the joke. Nowadays things are a bit different (many thanks to Geoff Johns), although the character still holds the stigma of being a lame duck in many circles, Warner Brothers will be going all in with a solo movie release. Rumor has it that he’ll first appear in the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice first, then we’ll see the solo movie a couple of years later. It’s then we’ll see if the world is truly ready for a live action Aquaman movie.

It was writer Geoff Johns that vowed to make Aquaman a cool character. He’s achieved this feat with many naysayers saying it couldn’t be done. Now the transition to film will be the defining moment for the most powerful water character in the entire DC Universe.

Below are some key Aquaman appearances throughout the years. First appearances, number one issues, appearances in other comics, etc. Debuting from 1941, there are plenty of comics to look for here. Plenty of affordable books along the way here too.

Please remember as always here on InvestComics, read the disclaimer. With that said, there will in fact be books that are not on this list. They were probably inadvertently missed. No problem, list your favorite book below or in the comment section in one of our social media outlets. Also remember that the Aquaman movie comes out in 2018, there are no right or wrong answers here.

 

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More Fun Comics #73 (1941) First appearances of Aquaman and Green Arrow. Golden Age.

Worlds Finest Comics #6 (1942) Aquaman first appears with Batman and Robin in the same comic. They are not together in the same story, Aquaman is featured in a backup.

Adventure Comics #229 (1956) First Silver Age. First appearance of Topo, Aquaman’s pet octopus.

Adventure Comics #260 (1959) Key origin issue. Also dubbed as the first Silver Age origin issue.

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Adventure Comics #269 (1960) First Aqualad appearance.

The Brave and the Bold #28 (1960) First appearance of the Justice League of America and Aquaman is on the team.

Superman #138 (1960) First time appearing in a Superman comic.

Justice League of America #1 (1960) First Justice League comic.

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Detective Comics #293 (1961) Before the first Aquaman series debuted, there were backup stories in this title. This is the first of those backup stories.

Showcase #30 (1961) The Aquaman “tryout” issue. The origin of Aquaman.

Showcase #32 (1961) First appearance of The Creature King of the Sea.

Aquaman #1 (1962) Aquaman’s first solo series and first appearance of Quisp.

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Aquaman #11 (1963) First appearance of Mera.

Aquaman #15 (1964) First appearance of Dr. Deering.

Aquaman #18 (1964) Aquaman weds Mera. The Justice League of America were invited. Rumor has it they had their own table. Very rowdy crowd when they drink.

Green Lantern #29 (1964) First time appearing in a Green Lantern comic. Pencils by Gil Kane.

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Aquaman #21 (1965) First appearance of Fisherman.

Aquaman #22 (1965) First appearance of Siren.

Aquaman #23 (1965) First appearance of Aquababy.

Aquaman #24 (1965) First appearance of Karla.

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Flash #158 (1966) First time in a Flash comic.

Teen Titans #1 (1966) Aquaman appearance.

Aquaman #26 (1966) First O.R.G.E and first Huntress Silver Age. This is not the same O.R.G.E. As in Batman Confidential #1 (2007).

Aquaman #29 (1966) First appearance of Ocean Master.

Aquaman #30 (1966) Justice League of America appearance. Story titled; “The Death of Aquaman”.

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Aquaman #33 (1967) First appearance of Aquagirl.

Aquaman #35 (1967) First appearances of Black Manta and Dr. Vulko.

Aquaman #37 (1968) First appearance of Scavenger.

Aquaman #42 (1968) A classic Nick Cardy Black Manta cover.

Aquaman #54 (1970) First appearance of Thanatos. No Not Thanos, Thanatos.

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Wonder Woman #215 (1974) First appearance in the Wonder Woman title.

Superman #379 (1983) First Bizarro Aquaman appearance.

Swamp Thing #24 (1984) Aquaman (JLA) appearance. Alan Moore writes.

Aquaman Vol 2 #1 (1986) Post Crisis origin story.

Aquaman Special #1 (1989) A retelling of Aquaman’s origin. Written by Keith Giffen and Robert Fleming. Art by Keith Giffen and Curt Swan.

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Aquaman Vol 3 #1 (1989) This five issue mini-series was a continuation of the Aquaman Special from a couple of months prior. Brought to us by the same creative team.

Atlantis Chronicles (1990) The title says it all. Seven issue limited series. Written by Peter David. Plenty on first appearances throughout.

Aquaman Vol 4 #1 (1991) This series made it up to lucky number 13.

Suicide Squad #61 (1992) First Aquaman (JLA) appearance in a Suicide Squad comic.

Deathstroke the Terminator #13 (1992) Aquaman (JLA) appearance.

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Aquaman: Time and Tide (1993) A four issue mini series from writer Peter David.

Superboy #9 (1994) First full appearance of King Shark.

Aquaman Vol 5 #1 (1994) This series would become the longest lasting series of all the volumes. Peter David begins the series as writer. First appearances of villains Bres and Charybdis.

Aquaman Vol 5 #4 (1994) First Kimon Tanaka, later becomes Demon Gate. Lobo appearance.

Aquaman Vol 5 #26 (1996) First Demon Gate.

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Green Lantern: Circle of Fire (2000) This two issue story was written by Brian K. Vaughan. Aqauman (JLA) appearance.

Superman Emperor Joker #1 (2000) A one shot featuring a ton of guest stars and JLA (Aquaman). Written by Joe Kelly and Jeph Loeb. Spectacular cover by Ed McGuinness.

Green Arrow #16 (2001) First appearance in a Green Arrow comic. Written by Kevin Smith and art by Phil Hester. One of Aquaman’s greatest adversaries appears in this comic; Black Manta. Great Matt Wagner cover.

Aquaman Vol 6 #1 (2003) A new direction for Aquaman; “The New Wave”. Written by Rick Veitch, pencils by Yvel Guichet and cover by Alex Maleev. This series lasted 57 issues.

Aquaman Vol 6 #5 (2003) First appearance of The Thirst.

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Aquaman Vol 6 #21 (2004) First appearance of Eel.

Aquaman Sword of Atlantis #40 (2006) Title change in Vol 6. Written by Kurt Busiek, Art and variant cover by Butch Guice.

Aquaman Vol 7 #1 (2011) New 52 Aquaman series written by Geoff Johns and art by Ivan Reis. Geoff actually made Aquaman a cool character. The series did well under his watch.

Swamp Thing #1 (2011) A New 52 Aquaman appearance written by Scott Snyder.

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Aquaman Vol 7 #16 (2013) First appearance of The Dead King.

Secret Origins #2 (2014) A New 52 secret origins story featuring Aquaman.

Aquaman and The Others #2 (2014) First appearance of Legend.

Superboy #0 (1994) Cameo (first appearance of Killer Shark.

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Dawn of Justice – Wonder Woman

 

Wonder Woman has made her movie debut in the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer (Pictured). Now the clock starts ticking as to when WW will get her own solo film, if ever. Can she, will this character be able to hold up in their own film? That’s the million dollar question. A great character with some serious history. There are many directions the Wonder Woman franchise can go, whether any of them work or not is the big question. Not doubting it cannot be done, just a little hesitant to call a WW solo film an absolute winner. For now though, there are plenty of comics to pick up within the 74 years of comic history here; first appearances and key books. Plenty of time as well. We won’t see a solo Wonder Woman title movie for a while. Look for these comics below in the mean time. Some are great pickups right now because the frenzy has not hit.

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There are many Wonder Woman first appearances and key issues that did not make this list. With the rich history comes a lot of material. Also, the DC universe is a vast and convoluted place. There are too many Earth 2, Earth this, Post Flashpoint, Pre Crisis, Post Crisis, etc. So because of this, there will be misses in this checklist. You are more than welcome to list any comic we may have missed in the comment section below.

Also, many of the earlier comics are not available on Ebay right now. Just because they are not available now does not mean they wouldn’t be later on. Some are in fact available right now, like the very first appearance in All Star Comics #8. Be sure to check back to see if some of the comics you seek have been posted.

 

All Star Comics #8 (1941) First appearance of Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor. Golden Age.

Sensation Comics #1 (1942) Second appearance of Wonder Woman. Origin. First appearance of the Invisible plane.

Wonder Woman #98 (1958) First Silver Age Wonder Woman comic (some dispute). New Wonder Woman, new origin.

Wonder Woman #178 (1968) First Bronze Age Wonder Woman. All new Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman #1 Vol. 2 (1987) First Copper Age book. First appearance of Hippolyta. George Perez pencils.

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Sensation Comics #2 (1942) First appearance of Doctor Poison.

Sensation Comics #4 (1942) First appearance of Baroness Van Gunther.

Sensation Comics #6 (1942) The magic lasso makes its first appearance! And here you thought she’s always had it. Nope.

Wonder Woman #1 (1942) The first self titled series. The first appearance of Ares and WW’s origin is retold.

All Star Comics #12 (1942) Wonder Woman joins Hawkman, Spectre Starman, The Atom, Dr. Fate, Sandman, Dr. Midnite, and Johnny Thunder; the Justice Society of America.

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Wonder Woman #2 (1942) The first appearance of Earl of Greed, Count of Conquest, and Duke of Deception.

Sensation Comics #9 (1942) First appearance of Doctor Cue/Agent X.

Wonder Woman #5 (1943) First appearance of Dr. Psycho.

Wonder Woman #6 (1943) Priscilla Rich/Cheetah; first appearances.

Wonder Woman #8 (1944) Queen Clea’s first appearance.

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Wonder Woman #9 (1944) First appearance of Giganta.

Wonder Woman #11 (1944) The first appearance of Hypnota.

Sensation Comics #59 (1946) First Blue Snowman.

Wonder Woman #21 (1947) First appearance of Queen Atomia.

All Star Comics #36 (1947) The first time Wonder Woman appears with Superman and Batman.

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Wonder Woman #28 (1948) First appearance of Villainy Inc.

Wonder Woman #29 (1948) First appearance of Minister Blizzard.

Wonder Woman #31 (1948) First appearance of Trixter.

Wonder Woman #33 (1949) First appearance of Inventa.

Wonder Woman #37 (1949) First appearance of Circe.

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Wonder Woman #45 (1951) Here’s an early retelling of Wonder Woman’s origin.

Wonder Woman #62 (1953) The first appearance of Angle Andrews. There is also a Pizza Hut reprint issue that came out in 1977.

Wonder Woman #70 (1954) First appearance of Angle Man.

Wonder Woman #80 (1956) An explanation as to how the Invisible plane came about.

Wonder Woman #105 (1959) New (altering) origin. Some collectors may claim this issue as the beginning of the Silver Age Wonder Woman. A very key Wonder Woman comic nonetheless.

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Brave and the Bold #28 (1960) Obviously the first appearance of Justice League of America, it’s also the first time Wonder Woman is with the Justice League of America team.

Superman #149 (149) Wonder Woman’s first appearance in a Superman comic. This elseworld type story is named “The Death of Superman”.

Justice League of America #9 (1962) Wonder Woman joins the Justice League. Origin of the JLA.

Green Lantern #29 (1964) First time in a Green Lantern comic.

Aquaman #18 (1964) Wonder Woman’s first Aquaman comic appearance.

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Wonder Woman #157 (1965) First appearance of Egg Fu.

Brave and the Bold #60 (1965) First Wonder Girl (Donna Troy).

Detective Comics #347 (1966) First time in a Batman’s secondary title. Another death book she appears in too. “The Strange Death of Batman”.

Wonder Woman #179 (1968) First appearance of Doctor Cyber and I Ching.

Brave and The Bold #78 (1968) The first time Batman and Wonder Woman share a comic title.

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Wonder Woman #204 (1973) The old costume makes a return. After only 26 issues.

Flash #276 (1979) First time WW makes her way into a Flash comic.

Justice League of America #184 (1980) George Perez first pencil work on the Wonder Woman character here and a whole bunch of other heroes and Darkseid. What an awesome book to own.

Wonder Woman #288 (1982) The first appearance of Silver Swan.

Wonder Woman #291 (1982) First appearance of the Adjudicator.

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Wonder Woman #297 (1982) First appearance of Aegeus.

Batman and the Outsiders #1 (1983) Wonder Woman has yet to appear in a Batman titled book. So far Detective Comics and this one.

Justice League #1 (1987) First Maxwell Lord IV.

Wonder Woman #2 (1987) First Modern Age Steve Trevor.

Batman Annual #15 (1991) The most astounding books within the research of this list. The first time Wonder Woman appears in the Batman title book. Extremely odd how there was absolutely no visit from Wonder Woman in a Batman titled comic since 1941???

Justice League of America #100 (1995) Maxwell Lord’s first appearance; Lord Havok.

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Wonder Woman #131 (1998). First appearance of Dark Angel. John Byrne writes, pencils, and cover art.

Wonder Woman #143 (1999) First appearance of Devastation.

Wonder Woman #179 (2002) First appearance of Cybogirl.

Supergirl #79 (2003) The first time WW appears in a Supergirl title.

Wonder Woman #196 Vol. 2 (2003) First Veronica Cale.

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Wonder Woman #1 (2006) First appearance of Donna Troy (post Crisis). A.K.A. Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman #14 (2008) The first appearance of Alkyone. And the group The Circle. Created by writer Gail Simone.

Batman #687 (2009) The first Wonder Woman appearance in a regular Batman comic (not the annual). Absolutely crazy here. As said earlier regarding the Batman Annual #15 (1991), It took DC Comics 68 years to get Wonder Woman into a regular Batman comic????? This is amazing. Seriously.

Wonder Woman #604 (2010) First appearances of Minotaur and Cernunnos.

Wonder Woman #605 (2011) First appearances of Anann and Bellona.

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Wonder Woman #611 (2011) First appearance of Nemesis.

Wonder Woman #1 New 52 (2011) First appearance of Apollo.

Wonder Woman #2 New 52 (2011) First appearance of Strife.

Justice League #12 (2012) The now infamous Jim Lee Superman/Wonder Woman kiss cover.

Wonder Woman #4 New 52 (2012) First appearance of Cassandra.

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Wonder Woman #12 New 52 (2012) First appearance of First Born.

Wonder Woman #36 (2015) David Finch takes over as the regular artist on the series. As does Meredith Finch takes over the writing chores.

Wonder Woman #37 New 52 (2015) First appearance of new Donna Troy. Cameo.

Wonder Woman #38 New 52 (2015) First full appearance of new Donna Troy. The David Finch variant is awesome.

Wonder Woman #41 New 52 (2015) A new costume for Wonder Woman.

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Journey Into Mystery #88 (1963) Loki’s second appearance. Cover by Ditko and Kirby.

Daredevil #169 (1981) Second Elektra appearance. Frank Miller pencils, writes and cover art.

Amazing Spider-Man #51 (1967) With Daredevil coming on strong with a second season, no telling how far this series is going. Kingpin’s second appearance. John Romita Sr. pencils and cover art.

Detective Comics #474 (1977) Suicide Squad is coming next year. Here is the Deadshot appearance everyone is after. It’s actually the second appearance, but the first of the all-new Deadshot.

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Werewolf By Night #33 (1975) Moon Knight’s second appearance. Gil Kane/Klaus Janson cover.

Tales of Suspense #60 (1964) Second Hawkeye.

Firestorm #2 (1978) Second appearance of Martin Stein/Ronnie Raymond, aka Firestorm. Gerry Conway writes, Al Milgrom pencils and cover art. Superman appearance and first appearance of Multiplex.

Daredevil #132 (1976) Bullseye’s second appearance. Marv Wolman writes.

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Tales of Suspense #53 (1964) Black Widow (Natalia Romanova) second appearance. Don Heck pencils. Kirby cover. Watcher’s origin.

Aquaman #42 (1968) The Aquaman is set to make a big “splash” with his movie appearance in Batman vs Superman. Black Manta is Aquaman’s main adversary. Look for Black Manta to either appear now or in Aquaman’s solo flick. Here’s Manta’s second. Jim Aparo pencils and a Nick Cardy cover.

Detective Comics #656 (1993) Cannot figure out which comic came first after Bane’s first appearance. Either this one or Batman #489. The Detective comic; Sam Kieth cover, Chuck Dixon writes, and Tom Mandrake pencils.

Batman #489 (1993) Jim Aparo pencils and Doug Moench writes.

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Aquaman 7,7b  ( first appearance of Kahina )

Is Kahina the Seer going to be in Batman v. Superman?  If so this is the one to buy.

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Arrow 1 ( first Laurel Lance )

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Batman 417 ( first appearance of KGBeast )

Another odd rumor for Batman v. Superman puts the KGBeast in the mix!  God I hope this happens.  At one time this comic could not be bought cheap.  Now it should be no problem.

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Aquaman 35 ( first appearance of Black Manta )

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Setting up the Aquaman film is going to part of  Zack Snyder’s plan and who is going to challenge the king of the oceans?  This one won’t be easy to find and even in poor condition it’s gonna set you back a few bucks.

Batman Annual 2 ( first Eric Border )

I cannot say much about this without spoiling the surprise!

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The rumor of the president’s death in Batman v. Superman have some speculating that Lex’s grand design might center around taking the presidency for himself.  If this proves to be the case look for these to get hot:

Adventures of Superman 581, President Luthor Secret Files, Superman 162-165, Man of Steel 108-110,  Action Comics 773

He was elected in the Lex 2000 one-shot.

Iron Man vs Whiplash 1b ( First appearance of Igor Vanko? )

The Agent Carter series has been busy casting all sorts of crazy Marvel characters but this one might be the strangest.  Only mentioned by his son Whiplash in Iron Man 2 it appears that we will see just how the interaction between Howard Stark and Igor really played out!  As far as I can tell he first appeared here:

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 4/2/14

The InvestComics Hot Picks are back! Although a very short version this week, I’ll be more on track in the coming weeks. I’m working on a HUGE InvestComics Hot Picks Special. You’re going to love it!

Last weekend InvestComics was at the Orlando MegaCon 2014. That show keeps getting bigger and more awesome every year! Special thanks to Beth and Christine for allowing InvestComics to cover their event for the fourth year straight! Thank you!

I put together the short video below that features random video clips and images of the show. The InvestComics Facebook page and Instagram was packed full of live coverage from the show. If you are not on board yet following us on all of the social media listed above, you really should get crackin’! Lots of cool stuff going on there, including comic book giveaways!

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There are a total of 11 number ones featured on the Hot Picks. There is not another number available this week here. All number ones!

The one(s) to look out for? Inhuman (2014 Marvel) #1 should be right up there on top of your list. There are 6 covers that accompany the release of this book. Marvel is very high on calling this the next phase of their comic book universe. Yes we’ve all heard it before, but this looks special for some reason. ……..Although, I’m not quite sold on the $75 variant, too much on something that is simply a startup of a new universe for Marvel. If Marvel gives up on the direction then you lose on that expensive variant. If they don’t and it’s a hit, well you’re a big risk taker speculator that deserves kudos.

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Everything Guardians of the Galaxy is a very big deal these days. This Wednesday we get a brand new Guardians book that is a prelude to the movie; Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2014) #1. I said it before like I have said on here about 50 times. The Guardians of the Galaxy movie will be the make or break going forward for Marvel Studios. If the movie doesn’t fair as well as they are counting on, things will slow down on the Marvel gravy train moving forward. Guardians MUST do well in order to carry the momentum for Marvel to do what they need to do as far as the Cosmic universe and their other movies. This movie is very important people, pay attention.

Two of the most overused characters in recent times will come together in one comic to kick each other asses. Check out Deadpool vs Carnage (2014) #1. Not so much for the spec here, just flat out fun. Same hold true for the new What If? Book; What If Age of Ultron (2014) #1. What if? comics have always been great reads.

DC likes the resurgence of their water man hero Aquaman. So much so that their going with a new number one with him. Check out Aquaman and The Others (2014) #1. Yes Aquaman is cool again, but he won’t be in a few years again when no one cares about him again. Unless a part in a movie? Aquaman and Namor await their turn, but it will probably be Marvel Studios who attacks the sea first and begins that universe someday. That’s unless Guardians tanks, scratch that off the list.

Three number one Image Comics coming this week and we all know how well number one Image Comics do in this market. Field (2014 Image) #1, Shotgun Wedding (2014) #1, and 68 Rule of War (2014) #1.

Caliban (2014 Avatar) #1 from writer Garth Ennis will be one to keep an eye on. Boom Studios Dead Letters (2014) #1 and from Dark Horse Comics; Itty Bitty Hellboy (2014) 1 For $1.

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DC’s seven seas expand with AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS ongoing

To anyone who’s watched FFFIC here on InvestComics, my love of Aquaman’s pre-Justice League team of NEW 52 original characters is not news. Ya’wara, Sky, The Operative, and especially Prisoner-of-War are some of my favorite characters in the New 52. Possibly because they’re brand new, and definitely because they’re so cool. Well apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so, because DC is giving them, and team forerunner Aquaman a new ongoing series.  Yeah, that’s right, Aquaman is going to have TWO ongoing titles.  It truly is a new age!

April 2nd will see the release of the new book, according to DC and IGN. It will be be written by comics legend Dan Jurgens, with art by Lan Medina and Ed Tadeo.  Here’s a look at the cover to #1 from Aqua-alum, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

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Last week InvestComics Hot Picks #285 covered the arrival of DC’s 3D comic cover onslaught. The 3D covers turned out to be a huge success for DC judging from the demand in the aftermarket as well as complete sell outs in every comic shop across the nation. One particular comic is commanding in the range of $199 to $300 in the aftermarket. The “winner” in last week’s 3D sweepstakes has to go to Forever Evil #1 – Ivan Reis’ retail variant. The ratio of this comic is driving the price up tremendously. How about 1 variant per comic shop? That’s a nice ratio isn’t it? Get this bad boy in a CGC graded case, a 9.8 or higher and double your cash instantly. Hurry though; the 3D madness will not last forever. Not saying that prices will plummet here, but these prices WILL level out and some speculators may get caught holding their purse. Do not overpay to get any of these books. Be a wise speculator, this isn’t the 1990’s anymore. Although it may feel that way at the moment, this will all die down and level off. That said you must look for the rare ratio 3D books in order to make some serious bank. If you are collecting all of the 3D covers, be sure to get two copies of each, although many retail outfits are limiting one per customer (even Midtown Comics in New York are limiting 1 per). So get your brother, friend, mom, dad, sister, whomever to buy a copy so that you have 2 in your stash. Why two copies you may ask? The reason is simple and any collector already knows; a nice reader/collector copy and one to put together in a mass sale of all 52 variants. What some speculators may not be aware of is some of the aftermarket prices for (pre-ordering) all 52 covers. They are fetching upwards to $390. Not too shabby. To reiterate, the 3D craze WILL NOT last forever, so if you are going to do a mass kill on selling all 52 3D books, you must do so in a small window. The market will in fact come down on these sooner than later. You will have quite a few that will break the outside mold and become a $300 book all onto itself like the Forever Evil # variant. THOSE are the ‘prizes’ here fans. THOSE are the ones to get your hands on. Not an easy task, but getting those will make your bank account very happy. Especially if you get them professionally graded by CGC and score a high grade.

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As this Wednesday approaches, DC Comics continues their trend with the 3D covers. InvestComics will follow the same trend too. As we did last week we will be breaking down each comic with the first appearance of the particular villain taking over the book. It’s so much fun to see where some of these villains came from and how much they have evolved and devolved over the course of time. Not every redo is a home run guys/gals. Sometimes things should stay the way they are. Don’t fix what ain’t broke.

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Teen Titans (2011 4th Series) #23.1 – Trigon looks really angry on this 3D cover doesn’t he? Hate to be on that Titans team looking at him. Trigon first appeared in The New Teen Titans #4 (1981), creators George Perez and Marv Wolfman at the helm here. This should already be in your collection.

Justice League (2011) #23.2 – Here’s another first appearance that any comic collector should already have in their stash. Another 80’s book; Omega Men #3 (1983) features the first look at Lobo.

Justice League of America (2013 3rd Series) #7.2 – An interesting choice going with a Killer Frost takeover. The frosty one first appeared in Firestorm #3 (1978).

Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #23.2 – The wannabe (appearance wise – Thanos/Darkseid) Mongul takes over this comic. And another 1980’s comic; check out his debut in DC Comics Presents #27 (1980).

Flash (2011) #23.2 – Reverse-Flash will give Flash a very hard time in his comic book this month. The first Professor Zoom is in 1963’s Flash #139. Love that yellow suit!!

Earth 2 (2012 DC) #15.2 – Boy you talk about a fantastic makeover, this would be it. Solomon Grundy looks like a menace on the 3D cover here. Good job DC! Grundy first appeared all the way back in All-American Comics #61 (1944).

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – The enigmatic Harley Quinn brings her craziness to this comic. Check out the iconic comic (cover wise) Batman: Harley Quinn one shot from 1999 to get her debut.

Batman (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – And speaking of iconic. The awesomeness of the Riddler appears this week as his hostile takeover will be fantastic probably. Look at that cover! Beautiful! His debut came in Batman #140 (1961). This is definitely a comic to have in your collection. If you do not own this comic, you need to buy it. The Riddler character will always be an uptick character. No losing here. None.

Batman The Dark Knight (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – If one had to choose the best rouge gallery for one particular DC character; it would have to be Batman, right? Well maybe that’s up for debate on for another day, but Mr. Freeze dons the 3D cover this week and his debut is in Batman #121 (1959). Cover art by Curt Swan? Yes I will have one thank you!

Batman and Robin (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – The very recent introduction and popular villains ‘Court of Owls’ will take over the Bats and Rob book. COO (abbreviation) were spoken about in the latest Batman #1 New 52 series, but it wasn’t until Batman #5 (New 52) they made their debut.

Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #23.1 – Speaking of rogue galleries, you want to talk about some of the weakest in all of the DC U? Yes Aquaman may be cool now, but boy do his villains need some serious makeovers! Black Manta is no exception here. Debuting in Aquaman #35 (1967).

Superman #23.2 – In actuality, Supes isn’t that far behind in weak villains either. Why do you think we always see Lex and Zod everywhere? Well Brainiac, like so many others have been through the ringer with the changing of his looks as well. If things work, no change is needed, if things do not, changes are always present. Case in point with a lot of these new looks for everyone over the years. But anyways, getting off track here, check out the Brains first appearance in Action Comics #242 (1958).

Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – Here we have one of the bad asses in the Superman gallery. Zod! General Zod made his debut in Adventure Comics #283 (1961). Another one of those “can’t lose” books. Although many changes over the years, Zod remains a force in the collectors market.

That’s it for the 3D madness, now onto the number one issue madness this week! But first let’s cover the double digit number one; Captain America (2012 7th Series) #11. In this issue the question is asked, who is Iron Nail? Pick this up and find out!

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In the new Mighty Avengers (2013) #1, the team will face off against Proxima Midnight. PM’s arrival was in the recent pages of New Avengers #8. Marvel will look to milk the “Infinity” drama for all it’s worth in Infinity Hunt (2013) #1. This issue will bring a new ‘Contest of Champions’ to the table. If you don’t know exactly what Contest of Champions is, well shame on you! Check out the original classic from 1982; Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions three issue limited series. Here is a quick creators list on this series; Gruenwald, Mantlo, Romita Jr., and Layton. Is there any reason anyone would not know about this comic??

And now we visit the slew of number one issues headed your way this Wednesday. How does anyone afford this hobby anymore?

Rapid fire: A few number one issues REALLY need to be on your radar this week. The aftermarket pricing will reflect the SOLD OUT sign on these if the story is well received. Mythopolis (2013 Ardden) #1 is SOLD OUT, Kings Watch (2013 Dynamite) #1 is SOLD OUT, Hit List (2013) Zenescope #1 might be a sleeper, but Zenescope comics never fare that well in the aftermarket, Locke and Key (2013 7th Series) Alpha #1 will be on the SOLD OUT list shortly, Genie The Genius (2013 Ape) #1 will follow that road, Low Society (2013) #0 may also be a sleeper; it’s on the verge of a sellout, the wildly popular television series will get its own book; Sons of Anarchy (2013 Boom) #1. Live television series’ do not always equate to demand on the comic book front. Actually it’s an extremely rare feat that success is found in the comic book market from a TV show. Eternal Warrior (2013 Valiant) #1 will join the Valiant list of successful sellouts, while Mars Attacks Judge Dredd (2013 IDW) #1 will cater to the Mars Attacks groupie’s.

Another busy week! Don’t forget about the latest InvestComics contest! –WIN a Superman Unchained: Director’s Cut #1 SIGNED by Scott Snyder From InvestComics!! – A big response so far, but you can win it if you’re not in it!

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First look at AQUAMAN #17.

Yesterday, AQUAMAN #16 hit the shelves, continuing the JUSTICE LEAGUE/AQUAMAN crossover, THRONE OF ATLANTIS. Today, DC COMICS has posted a peak at Paul Pelletier’s pencils to issue #17.

They also teased some things, including appearances by Amanda Waller, The Sea Devils, and the introduction of a new castmember!

  • AQUAMAN #17 will serve as a “Throne of Atlantis” epilogue.
  • The issue will feature an appearance by the Sea Devils, who are not too happy about the post-“Throne of Atlantis” world … AT ALL.
  • Following the events of “Throne of Atlantis,” Amanda Waller’s hands will get dirty.
  • The issue will mark the debut of new cast member, Murk!
  • And finally, AQUAMAN #17 will thrust us right into the next major series arc – with an all-new villain destined to shake what you know about AQUAMAN to its core!

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• A startling epilogue to “THRONE OF ATLANTIS”!

• With the secrets of Atlantis revealed, Aquaman is confronted by a horrible myth from Atlantis’s past that’s connected to his own. Plus: Mera confronts a longtime enemy.

Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Paul Pelletier, Art Thibert
Variant Cover by: Paul Pelletier, Art Thibert
Color/B&W: Color
Page Count: 32
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Feb 27 2013
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JLA Movie gets a team roster

LATINO REVIEW has reported, and MSN has run with, a list of confirmed characters for WARNER BROTHERS’ upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE movie.

According to the article’s sources, the movie team roster will include DC’s “trinity” of SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN along with GREEN LANTERN and THE FLASH.  They also list potential cameos from Aquaman and Martian Manhunter, as well as slim chance for a Hawkman appearance.

While everyone has at least one favorite character not on the list (I still can’t believe Ted Kord and Vibe aren’t up there) it’s also noteworthy that there is no mention of even a cameo for CYBORG, who was retconned into founding member status in DC’s NEW 52 relaunch of the comics. This also means, that unless they go with John Stewart as GL or do some Marvel movie-worthy creative casting (Sam Jackson as Nick Fury) this is going to be a pretty vanilla team.

The villain, as has been previously reported, is set to be DARKSEID, and, at the time of the LATINO REVEIW article, they were still looking for a director.

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