Number One Comics – June

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of June. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.

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After Eden #1Scott Chitwood & Rod Thornton
Winnebago Graveyard #1Steve Niles
All Time Comics Blind Justice #1Herb Trimpe – Benjamin Marra – Josh Bayer
Unholy Grail #1Cullen Bunn & Mirko Colak

Buy/Bid Now – Unholy Grail #1

Buy/Bid Now – After & Eden #1

Buy/Bid Now – Winnebago #1

Buy/Bid Now – Blind Justice #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Divided States of Hysteria #1 – Howard Chaykin
Bankshot #1 – Alex De Campi & Criss Cross
The Defenders #1 – Brian Michael Bendis & Art David Marquez
Beautiful Canvas #1 – Kivela Lindsay & Farrell Ferrier

Buy/Bid Now – Hysteria #1

Buy/Bid Now – Defenders #1

Buy/Bid Now – Canvas #1

Buy/Bid Now – Bankshot #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crosswinds #1Gail Simone & Cat Staggs
Jimmy’s Bastards #1Garth Ennis & Russel Braun
Spider-Man The Master Plan #1Robbie Thompson & Nathan Stockman
Tinkers of the Wasteland #1Raul Trevino

Buy/Bid Now – Jimmy Bastards #1

Buy/Bid Now – Crosswinds #1

Buy/Bid Now – Tinkers #1

Buy/Bid Now – Master Plan #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spider-Man #1 True Believers – Todd McFarlane
Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again #1 – Cullen Bunn & Michael Walsh
September Mourning #1 – Mariah McCourt – Emily Lazar Art by Sumeyye Kesgin
Dark Days The Forge #1 – Snyder, Kubert, Romita, Lee, Williams & Tynion IV

Buy/Bid Now – Dark Days #1

Buy/Bid Now – September #1

Buy/Bid Now – Spider-Man #1

Buy/Bid Now – Deadpool Again #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Legion of Super Heroes Bugs Bunny Special #1 – Sam Humphries, Juan Ortiz,Tom Grummett, Scott Hanna & Juan Ortiz
Martian Manhunter Marvin the Martian Special #1 – Steve Orlando, Frank J Barbiere, Jim Fanning, John Loter & Jerome K Moore
Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1 – Jody Leheuo,  Sebastian Girner, Nil Vendrell & Mike Spicer
Ash vs The Army of Darkness #1 – Pasquale Qualano

Buy/Bid Now – Legion Bugs #1

Buy/Bid Now – Marvin #1

Buy/Bid Now – Shirtless Bear #1

Buy/Bid Now – Ash/Army #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Iceman #1Sina Grace & Alessandro Vitti 
Darth Vader #1 – Charles Soule & artist Giuseppe Camuncoli
KISS Vampirella #1 – Christopher Sebela and art by Annapaola Martello
Baby Teeth #1 – Donny Cates & artist Garry Brown

Buy/Bid Now – Kiss/Vamp #1

Buy/Bid Now – Darth Vader #1

Buy/Bid Now – Iceman #1

Buy/Bid Now – Baby Teeth #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mighty Mouse #1 – Sholly Fisch & Igor Lima
Rai The History of the Valiant Universe #1Rafer Roberts & Francis Portela
Adventures in Crime #1 – Shane Berryhill & Hoyt Silva
Mother Russia #1Jeff McComsey

Buy/Bid Now – Mighty Mouse #1

Buy/Bid Now – Rai #1

Buy/Bid Now – Adventures #1

Buy/Bid Now – Russia #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marvel Comics Digest #1 Amazing-Spider-Man – Various
Sacred Creatures #1 Klaus Janson & Pablo Raimondi
Kim & Kim Love is a Battlefield #1 – Magdalene Visaggio & Eva Cabrera
Kronens Kaiji #1 – Chris Scalf

Buy/Bid Now – Amz Digest #1

Buy/Bid Now – Kaiju #1

Buy/Bid Now – Sacred Creatures #1

Buy/Bid Now – Kim & Kim #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weapons of Mutant Destruction  #1Greg Pak & Mahmad A. Asrar
Venomverse #1Cullen Bunn
Batman Elmer Fudd #1Tom King & Byron Vaughns
Secret Weapons #1Eric Heisser, Patricia Martin & Paul Martin

Buy/Bid Now – Weapons #1

Buy/Bid Now – Venomverse #1

Buy/Bid Now – Batman Elmer Fudd #1

Buy/Bid Now – WMD #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spawn Encore #1 – Todd McFarlane
Normandy Gold #1Megan Abbott, Alison Gaylin & Steve Scott
The Chair #1 Peter Simeti & Kevin Christensen
Kill the Minotaur #1Chris Pasetto,Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner & Jean-francois Beaulieu

Buy/Bid Now – Spawn #1

Buy/Bid Now – The Chair #1

Buy/Bid Now – Normandy #1

Buy/Bid Now – Minotaur #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trespasser #1 – Justin M. Ryan & Kristian Rossi
Catalyst Prime Accell #1 – Joe Casey & Damion Scott
Gwar #1 – Matt Miner, Matt Maguire & Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Kid Sherlock #1 – Justin Phillips & Sean Miller

Buy/Bid Now – Trespasser #1

Buy/Bid Now – Catalyst #1

Buy/Bid Now – Kid Sherlock #1

Buy/Bid Now – Gwar #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Softball #1 – Bill Blankenship
Scrimshaw #1 – Eric Borden & Dave Mims
Hanazuki Full of Treasures #1 – David Mariotte & Nico Pena
Diablo House #1 – Ted Adams & Santiperez
Lobo Road Runner – Kelley Jones & Bill Morrison

Buy/Bid – Diablo #1

Buy/Bid – Hanazuki #1

Buy/Bid – Lobo RR #1

Buy/Bid – Scrimshaw #1

Buy/Bid – Softball #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Hot Picks #118

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 #480 and new comics coming this Wednesday 6/21/17.

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September Mourning #1 – This Image Comic is sold out at the distributor. Writers Mariah McCourt – Emily Lazar. Art by Sumeyye Kesgin. Marc Silvestri cover.
Crosswind #1 – Writer Gail Simone and artist Cat Staggs bring this unique story where a ‘slick and ruthless hitman’ and a ‘downtrodden Seattle housewife’ somehow trade their bodies/minds/souls with each other. Gail Simone will deliver….as she always does.
Batman #24 – A second print arrives as a third print waits in the wings. The cover gives the entire element of surprise away if you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know what’s going on.
Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1 – We probably jumped the gun prematurely in out Hot Picks #480 post regarding claws on the Hulk debuting. It probably doesn’t happen right away. It’s probably a big build up, but that said, it’s still a cool story to follow up to that point we see a very angry Hulk with Wolverine claws. Writer Greg Pak knows how to tell a Hulk tale (see Planet Hulk).  
Spider-Man 2099 #24 – A new Spider-Man debuts. 

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Buy/Bid -Star Wars #42

Venom/Deadpool

Buy/Bid -Thor #337

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks
InvestComics Hot Picks #480.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
Man Of Steel #1
Daredevil #22
Secret Empire: Brave New World #2
Darth Vader #2
Star Wars #42
Doctor Strange #22
What If? Venom/Deadpool
Mighty Thor #20
Thor #337
Batman #25
Lobo Road Runner #1
Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1
The Chair #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 6-21-17

New comic book release day 6/21/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week. Listed below is the comic book with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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All-Star Batman #11- Albuquerque

Darth Vader #2 – Mike Del Mundo

Harley Quinn #22 – Frank Cho

PP Spm #1 – Mike Deodato Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Batman #24 – Finch & Miki

Sept. Mourning – Marc Silvestri

Iron Man #8 – Marco Checcetto

Spidey 2099 #24 – Mattina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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W.M.D. #1 – Skan

Doctor Strange #22 – Chris Bachalo

PP Spm #1 – John Cassaday

Daredevil #22 – Mike Deodato Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nick Fury #3 – Aco

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Mighty Thor #20 – Patrick Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Hot Picks #480

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
This week, new comic book release day 6/21/17.

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Buy/Bid Now – PP Spec Spm #1

Buy/Bid Now – Man of Steel #1

Buy/Bid Now – W.M.D. #1

Buy/Bid Now – Daredevil #22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fans love number one comics and the big two know it. Another restart Spidey series. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1, written by Chip Zdarsky and art by Adam Kubert. This series promises to bring aboard new characters, so be on alert for any breakouts. The Adam Kubert cover draws a great comparison to DC’s The Man Of Steel #1 John Byrne cover.
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Staying on topic about Spidey, Spider-Man 2099 #24 will introduce a new Spider-Man. Brought to us by writer Peter David and artist Will Sliney.
When Marvel teased the cover to Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1 with the Hulk and his adamantium claws a while back, fanboys lost their minds. Now the fanboys and comic fans will finally get to read what writer Greg Pak will be bringing to the table this Wednesday. The anticipation is high and Greg Pak is a very reliable deliverer of a solid story, so we’re confident we’ll all be extremely satisfied after we read it. The art by Mahmad A. Asrar helps the cause here too.

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Buy/Bid Now – Doctor Strange #22

Buy/Bid Now – Spider-Man 2099 #24

Buy/Bid Now – Brave New World #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you know that Marvel writer Charles Soule is a lawyer in real life? Like a real life bonafide lawyer guy, but he writes funny books instead. Talk about a love for your craft. Anyway, it’s only fitting that he writes a comic about a blind vigilante super-hero lawyer. Writer Charles Soule has been turning the Daredevil series on its proverbial head. If you haven’t caught this monthly, you really need to check it out. This Wednesday in Daredevil #22, Charles puts Matt Murdock on the witness stand. Read the lawyer verbiage fly around from the pen (computer finger type) and the mouth of Matt Murdock as he’s sworn in.
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Secret Empire: Brave New World #2 introduces the All-New Patriot.
Darth Vader #2 continues to follow Anakin Skywalker in this ‘Year One’ type story for the beloved villain. Anakin begins to learn the way of the Order from Palpatine; aka Darth Sidious. Palpatine’s first appearance is shared by Boba Fett’s first comic appearance in Star Wars #42, 37 years ago.

Buy/Bid Now – Thor #337

Buy/Bid Now – Mighty Thor #20

Buy/Bid Now – Darth Vader #2

Buy/Bid Now – Star Wars #42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two comic covers we’d like to point out that caught our attention. Doctor Strange #22 cover from Chris Bachalo borrows from Skottie Young’s What If? Venom/Deadpool from 2011. Russel Dauterman with his homage cover on The Mighty Thor #20 to Walt Simsonson’s Thor #337 from 1983. We know these covers have been done time and time again, especially the Thor cover, but it’s still nice to see so many artists offering their take at classics and always recognizing the original artist in that way.
More Mary Jane covers this week from Marvel. Four of them appear in this article.
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Buy/Bid Now – Batman #24 2nd print

Buy/Bid Now – Batman #25

Buy/Bid Now – PP Spec Spm #1

Buy/Bid Now – Crosswind #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Batman #24 sold out in a hurry last week once the media spread the news regarding the major plotline that took place inside the pages. If you don’t know what exactly took place, then maybe you shouldn’t look at the second print cover coming out this week. Major spoiler alert right there…..on the cover. The comic only came out last week, so we hope you know by now, because if you don’t, you know now. With the second print cover will come Batman #25. The new storyline ‘The War of Jokes and Riddles’ part one. Do the major events from last issue have a tie-in somehow? We have to wait and see.
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DC releases more Looney Tunes team-up craziness this week. We like this match-up; Lobo Road Runner #1. We’re guessing the Road Runner makes a fool of Lobo time and time again. Too bad Lobo, you aren’t catching the Road Runner. No one does.

Buy/Bid Now – September Mourning #1

Buy/Bid Now – Bear-Fighter #1

Buy/Bid Now – The Chair #1

Buy/Bid Now – Lobo/Road Runner #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
One of the comic industries best writers debuts her title out of Image Comics. Crosswind #1 will be written by Gail Simone, with art from Cat Staggs. A unique story where a ‘slick and ruthless hitman’ and a ‘downtrodden Seattle housewife’ somehow trade their bodies/minds/souls with each other. Yes we’re in for a ride as only Gail can deliver a story like this that will captive us. Buckle in, this is going to be a fun and bumpy ride.
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On the total opposite side of the spectrum comes Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1 from Image Comics. Nothing to explain here, it’s exactly as the title says! We’re in! Writers Jody Leheuo, Sebastian Girner, and Artist Nil Vendrell & Mike Spicer.
September Mourning #1 (Image Comics) Writers Mariah McCourt – Emily Lazar. Art by Sumeyye Kesgin. Marc Silvestri cover.
The Chair #1 (Alterna Comics) – Writer art Peter Simeti and art by Kevin Christensen.

Iron Man #8 – Mary Jane

Doctor Strange #22 – Mary Jane

Captain America #18 – Mary Jane

Mighty Thor #20 – Mary Jane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics #480

CLICK –> ALL Of The New Comics Videos….And More.
A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 6/21/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video. This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you.

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Best Selling Marvel Comics of 1973 – 40 years later !

Best Selling Marvel Comics of 1973 – 40 years later !

 

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Lets take a look at a list I have compiled of potentially the best selling ongoing Marvel Comics series of 1973.

This list ranks them in order of best selling titles based on total number of sales.   Most of the sales statistics come from the yearly average published in each title.  Sales annual data information originally collected by John Jackson Miller in his book “Comics Buyers Guide: Standard Catalog Of Comic Books”.  For some titles marked with a * I have come up with a potential number of what the sales might have been for numerous titles basing the numbers on years around it when the 1973 info was not known.

Amazing Spider-man was a true success story for Marvel and was once again the #1 best selling title for the publisher for almost a decade in a row at this point.   This year everyone waited in anticipation in shock when 2 issues in a row featured major deaths which was unheard of in comics at this time.  The deaths of Gwen Stacy and Green Goblin have long been two of the most important 1970’s comic books.  Spider-man sales were so strong that Marvel Team Up also ranked as one of Marvel’s best selling titles and may have come in #3 of the year. These estimates are based on later sales figures from the late 70’s but its likely they were at least this high if not higher in the early 70’s.   Marvel Tales reprinted issues and also came in a strong #15.

Fantastic Four came in a strong #2 and these were the same top 2 comics for the company every year for the last 10 in a row.

However Marvel comics sales were definitely slipping in the early 1970’s.  In the last 4 years alone both Spiderman and Fantastic Four both lost 100,000 readers !!   This was the worst year of sales for both titles since about 1964 when readership was newer and on the rise.

Conan was a true success story for Marvel in the 1970’s.  This was the newest title to have huge numbers and the estimate used here is from a later 1970’s sales date so its possible sales may have been higher and if so, Conan may have possibly been the #2 selling Marvel title just behind Spider-man !

Thor was still ranking high at #5 in 1973 but its sales were the lowest it had been since the character debuted in 1962.  This was the first year since 1962 that sales dropped below 200,000 copies per month.

Iron Man we have ranked at #6 but this might be way off. Unfortunately no Iron Man sales figures have ever been published prior to 1980 and so that is the number we are using for comparison.   So Iron Man may have potentially sold a lot more or a lot less in 1973.  Thanos debuted in Iron Man #55 and is now the most valuable comic published in 1973.

In a year of sales lows, Incredible Hulk, for the first time also fell below 200,000 copies a month.   Even Tales To Astonish had always sold over 200,000 copies during the Hulk’s entire mid 60’s run.

The Avengers, Captain America, Daredevil all sold decently but like always were considered 2nd tier heroes for Marvel.

How the times were different back in 1973 !  Sgt Fury, a war comic, was still in the top 10 and selling close to 200,000 a month and already past issue #100.    Even Rawhide Kid, a 13 year old western comic was outselling X-Men !

It’s even possible that the new Crazy Magazine featuring satire and jokes was outselling X-Men at this time.   Here we use later 1970’s sales figures for Crazy but it likely sold higher as it debuted in 1973.

Out of the 62 ongoing series on our chart, Marvel only published actual sales figures for 10 of them.  The 1970’s had very few sales figures posted so all the remaining titles at the bottom of this chart NEVER had any sales figures so I am not going to speculate on any guesses of actual numbers.     Two possible guesses: Newer titles would have had higher readership as more people were starting to pick up new series.   Superhero titles may have outsold other genres such as horror, western and romance even though those were quite popular at this time still and dominate much of the list.    The comics at the bottom of the list are not listed in any particular order.

BEST SELLING COMICS OF 1973
1 AMAZING SPIDERMAN 273 63
2 FANTASTIC FOUR 225 61
3 MARVEL TEAM UP *218 218 72
4 CONAN *215 215 70
5 THOR 195 66
6 IRON MAN *189 189 68
7 INCREDIBLE HULK 187 68
8 AVENGERS 185 63
9 SGT. FURY 184 63
10 CAPTAIN AMERICA 175 68
11 DAREDEVIL 168 64
12 DEFENDERS *152 152 72
13 MARVEL SUPER HEROES *140 140 67
14 RAWHIDE KID 138 55
15 MARVEL TALES *138 138 64
16 GHOST RIDER *135 135 73
17 MARVEL PREMIERE *131 131 72
18 X MEN 127 63
19 CRAZY MAGAZINE *123 123 73
20 AMAZING ADVENTURES ? 70
21 ASTONISHING TALES ? 70
22 CHAMBER OF CHILLS ? 72
23 CHILI ? 69
24 CREATURES ON THE LOOSE ? 71
25 CRYPT OF SHADOW ? 73
26 DEAD OF NIGHT ? 73
27 DRACULA LIVES ? 73
28 FEAR ? 70
29 FRANKENSTEIN ? 73
30 HERO FOR HIRE ? 72
31 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY ? 52
32 JUNGLE ACTION ? 72
33 KID COLT OUTLAW ? 48
34 MARVEL DOUBLE FEATURE ? 73
35 MARVEL FEATURE ? 71
36 MARVEL SPECTACULAR ? 73
37 MARVEL SPOTLIGHT ? 71
38 MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION ? 72
39 MARVELS GREATEST COMICS ? 69
40 MIGHTY MARVEL WESTERN ? 68
41 MILLIE THE MODEL ? 45
42 MONSTERS ON THE PROWL ? 71
43 MONSTERS UNLEASHED ? 73
44 MY LOVE ? 69
45 OUR LOVE STORY ? 69
46 OUTLAW KID ? 70
47 RINGO KID ? 70
48 SPECIAL MARVEL EDITION ? 71
49 STRANGE TALES ? 51
50 SUB-MARINER ? 68
51 TALES OF THE ZOMBIE ? 73
52 TOMB OF DRACULA ? 72
53 TWO GUN KID ? 48
54 UNCANNY TALES ? 73
55 VAMPIRE TALES ? 73
56 VAULT OF EVIL ? 73
57 WAR IS HELL ? 73
58 WARLOCK ? 72
59 WEIRD WONDER TALES ? 73
60 WEREWOLF BY NIGHT ? 72
61 WESTERN GUNFIGHTERS ? 70
62 WHERE MONSTERS DWELL ? 70

On average Marvel Comics in 1973 sold 300% higher / more copies than a Marvel Comic does today in 2013.

The biggest key valuable books so far from 1973 include Iron Man #55 with 1st appearance of Thanos and the mega-famous storyline of Amazing Spider-man featuring the deaths of Gwen Stacy and Green Goblin.

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

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

Sales annual data information originally collected by John Jackson Miller in his book “Comics Buyers Guide: Standard Catalog Of Comic Books”.

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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