Top 5 Hot Picks #125

Every week before new comic book day, InvestComics provides our fans with the Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week’s Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #487 and new comics coming this Wednesday 8/9/17.

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First Strike #1 – A new Hasbro event hitting IDW. All of the IDW Hasbro licenses’ team-up to fight off an invasion. Writers David Rodriguez and Mairghread Scott and artist Max Dunbar.
Toyetica #1 – An Action Lab Entertainment release by Marty LeGrow. Sold out at the distributor.
The Shadow #1 – From Dynamite Entertainment. Written by Simon Spurrier and art by Daniel HDR.
Redlands #1 – A new horror comic from Image Comics. Writers by Jordie Bellaire(artist)/Vanesa Del Rey.
Quake Champions #1 – Based on the upcoming video game from Titan Comics. Sold out on distributor level. Writer Ram V and art by Alan Quah.

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Buy/Bid – Harbinger #1

Buy/Bid – Superman #32

Also appearing in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #487
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Generations Phoenix & Jean Grey #1
Edge of Venomverse #4
Rocket #4
Inhumans Once & Future Kings #1
Secret Empire #8
Star Wars Rogue One – Cassian & K-2SO #1
Ms. Marvel #21
Detective Comics #962
Batman Sword of Azrael #1 (1992)
Action Comics #985
Superman #32 (2014)
Red Hood and The Outlaws #13
Mister Miracle #1
Shadow Comics #1 (1940)
Harbinger Renegades #6
Wicked Righteous #1
Ghost Money #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 8-9-17

New comic book release day 8/9/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Captain America #25 – Jesus Saiz

Detective Comics – Martinez/Fernandez

Harley Quinn #25 – Frank Cho

New Superman #14 – Phillip Tan










Flash #28 – Giandonmenico

Red Sonja #7 – Tyler Kirkham

Supergirl #12 – Stanley Lau

Titans #14 – Dan Mora









Amz Spider-Man – Alex Ross

Shadow #1 – Tyler Kirkham

Harbinger #6 – Lewis Larosa

Secret Empire #8 – Campbell










Edge of Ververse #4 – Ron Lim

Phoenix #1 – Terry Dodson









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InvestComics Hot Picks #487

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 8/9/17.

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Buy/Bid – Edge of Venomverse #4

Buy/Bid – Ms. Marvel #21

Buy/Bid – Rocket #4

Buy/Bid – Secret Empire #8










Last week Marvel released a Banner vs Cho (Hulk vs Hulk for those at home not familiar or following along). This week we receive Jean Grey vs teen Jean Grey in Generations Phoenix & Jean Grey #1. No really, we didn’t make this up. Writer Aaron A and artist R.B. Silva.
Marvel’s Edge of Venomverse #4 will put the focus on Wolvenom. We’ve informed readers/collectors to pick up each one of these comics within this series. A breakout mash-up is bound to happen. That said, can anything be done about these names though? Wolvenom?
Deadpool makes an appearance in Rocket #4. Writer Al Ewing and art by Adam Gorham.
As the Inhumans television show and IMAX mini-movie inches closer, fans will be inundated with new comic stories about this team from Marvel. A bit of overkill as usual, but life does go on. You don’t like it, don’t buy it. Inhumans Once & Future Kings #1 is written by Christopher Priest/Ryan North and pencils by Gustavo Duarte.
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A great way to pop some interest and eyeballs onto a series is to have J. Scott Campbell do a variant cover. A Spidey variant no less. Marvel taps Campbell for the Secret Empire #8 Spidey variant. Expect a quick sellout.
A new Star Wars comic debuts this Wednesday. Star Wars Rogue One – Cassian & K-2SO #1. Long title, but almost guaranteed to be another great read. Written by Duane Swierczynski and drawn by Fernando Blanco.
Ms. Marvel #21 could be a first appearance. Let’s all check out this comic.

Buy/Bid – Action Comics #985

Buy/Bid – Azrael #1

Buy/Bid – Detective Comics #962

Buy/Bid – Superman #32










Detective Comics #962 will bring back a fan fav from the 90’s. Azrael is back with a new look and looking like a bad as*. Expect a new series to spin off for the Azrael character later this year. Azrael first appeared in Batman Sword of Azrael #1 (1992).
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‘Mr. Oz makes his final move’ in Action Comics #985. We wait with baited breath to see what that move entails. Mr. Oz first appeared in Superman #32 (2014).
Will Bizarro die? Probably not, but Red Hood and The Outlaws #13 wants us to believe he may.
A new series from writer Tom King (Batman) and artist Mitch Gerads; Mister Miracle #1.

Buy/Bid – Generations #1

Buy/Bid – Inhumans #1

Buy/Bid – Cassian & K-2SO #1

Buy/Bid – Toyetica #1










InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
A new horror comic from Image Comics; Redlands #1. Writers by Jordie Bellaire(artist)/Vanesa Del Rey
Dynamite Entertainment is piggybacking off of the successful Batman/Shadow team-up mini-series this Wednesday. The Shadow #1 enters its ninth volume, not counting the seventeen one-shots and team-up books. This character was first introduced in 1940’s Shadow Comics #1. A recent graded 6.0 sold for $2400. Not only does this comic carry the first appearance of Shadow, but it also features the first appearance of Doc Savage. A great buy at $2400 here. Now back to the year 2017. The Shadow #1 from Dynamite Entertainment will be written by Simon Spurrier and art by Daniel HDR. Awesome Tyler Kirkman variant cover too (This will make the Best Comic Covers this week!).
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Buy/Bid – The Shadow #1

Buy/Bid – Shadow Comics #1

Buy/Bid – Ghost Money #1

Buy/Bid – Harbinger #1










From Valiant Entertainment, Harbinger Renegades #6 introduces a major new foe. Writer Rafer Roberts and artist Juan Jose Ryp.
Alterna Comics delivers their latest newsprint book this week. The Wicked Righteous #1. Writer Terry Mayo. Artist Lucas Romero & Chris Hall.
First Strike #1 is the new Hasbro event hitting IDW. All of the IDW Hasbro licenses’ team-up to fight off an invasion. Writers David Rodriguez and Mairghread Scott and artist Max Dunbar.
New Action Lab Entertainment book; Toyetica #1 by Marty LeGrow. Already sold out on distributor level.
Ghost Money #1 from Lion Forge Comics. Writer Thierry Smolderen & artist Dominique Bertail.
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First Strike #1

Mister Miracle #1

Red Hood Outlaws #13

Redlands #1

Wicked Righteous #1








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New Comics #487

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A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 8/9/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #487. This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…’s good for you.

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Alex Segura: Archie Comics

InvestComics recently had the privilege to interview the Senior Vice President of Publicity and Marketing at Archie Comics and Editor of Dark Circle Comics; Mr. Alex Segura. 

With Archie Comics constantly breaking down barriers, breaking new ground with tremendous story lines, and starting up their new Dark Circle imprint, it was definitely time to break bread with Mr. Segura!


Jay Katz: Alex, you were with DC Comics for quite some time. When you made the switch to Archie Comics, did you even envision; a gay character, Archie zombie’s, the death of Archie, etc.?

Alex Segura: Archie’s really come a long way in terms of being relevant, vibrant and timely – so I’m excited for the future of the company. It all points back to Jon Goldwater, our Publisher/Co-CEO. His vision for the company has really brought Archie and his friends into the 21st century. It’s amazing to see.

Death_of_ArchieJK: Archie Comics has the stigma of being for “kids”. Although Archie has maintained their mantra for carrying comics for the younger audience, why do you feel they have explored so many different areas that may be a bit off center for the company?

AS: I wouldn’t call that a stigma – kids comics are hugely important, and Archie is what got me into the medium. I think kids comics are integral to keeping the next generation interested in comics and what we do.

That being said, Archie as a character is supremely flexible, similar to Batman. You can see him in different settings and situations and still know who he is and his world, which allows for really creative interpretations, like Afterlife or Life with Archie.

JK: So Archie Comics have made a big announcement and from the looks of the reception so far, looks like you have a win here. Tell us about the Archie imprint; Dark Circle Comics!

AS: Well, Dark Circle Comics is Archie’s superhero imprint, and we’re relaunching three key titles early next year – The Black Hood, The Fox and The Shield, with some amazing talent. The response has been really positive, and I’m excited to be working with people like Dean Haspiel, Mark Waid, Duane Swierczynski, Michael Gaydos, Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig. We’re trying to really boil these books down to what make these characters great and bring a more novelistic and literary feel to the books, so it’s less about continuity and history but more about story and what’s coming up, while still respecting the past.

darkcircleJK: What can fans expect to see as far as storytelling with the edger tone?

AS: I think fans can expect these books to be about the creators’ vision for these properties – it’s really the Afterlife model expanding into there Archie properties, where you get great creators and let them cut loose and really do what they do best.

JK: So we will see heroes and villains from the Red Circle imprint. Will they be completed updated as far as appearance? What about their origins?

AS: It depends. Everything’s on the table. I think you’ll see some characters that are completely different while others are closer to their original incarnations. It really depends on what works best for the current story.

JK: Will we see new heroes/villains introduced into the fray?

AS: Yes, definitely. We want to reimagine the core characters and also introduce new properties.

JK: What about creators? Will be see the awesome Archie family on some books, like Dan Parent, Dan DeCarlo? How about creators from the big two?

AS: We’re talking to a lot of talented people – but it’s too early to announce any more of the lineup. But we do have some big announcements planned once we launch the first wave, so stay tuned.

Keller_xmen_variantJK: Besides giving comic fans some great content with the new imprint, do you foresee a possibility of getting some Dark Comics characters to film or television?

AS: I’d love that. We’ll see what the response is like to the books once they’re out.

JK: What can you tell the fans that might be on the fence about Dark Circle Comics?

AS: If you like shows from HBO, FX or AMC – really curated and thoughtful programming that focuses on character, story and drama, then these books will be in your wheelhouse. We’re respecting the past but aren’t beholden to it, and we’re trying to remind people why these characters are great without using continuity as a crutch. You don’t need to have read anything before THE BLACK HOOD #1 or THE FOX #1!, etc. The launch issues will be perfect jumping on points.

JK: When will we see some teasers? Fans love the tease you know!

AS: You’ll see some new art and news in advance of NYCC.

sonicthehedgehog_264JK: Where can we follow the latest about Dark Circle Comics?

AS: You can find us on Twitter, Facebook and

Thanks for chatting with me!

..And thank YOU Alex for stopping by! Check out the latest on Archie Comics at their website right HERE. Check out their Facebook page right HERE. And follow their Twitter right HERE. AND Dark Circle Comics HERE



Swierczynski and Daniel to Helm JUDGE DREDD

Swierczynski and Daniel to Helm JUDGE DREDD
The acclaimed creators will take readers to Mega-City One this winter!

[Judge Dredd Image]San Diego, CA (July 14, 2012) – After announcing their partnership with the legendary 2000 AD at WonderCon 2012, IDW Publishing is proud to announce Duane Swierczynski and Nelson Daniel as the creative team for their brand-new JUDGE DREDD series! The announcement was made to a capacity crowd during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 celebrating Dredd’s 35th anniversary.

”I’ve loved the work both Duane and Nelson have done for us separately—they’ve both been responsible for some amazingly action-packed and thrilling comics like Godzilla and The Cape,” said IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall. “So partnering them on Judge Dredd is only going to amp up the excitement here.

“What’s more,” Ryall continued, “while Nelson will be running point on the main story’s art and colors, we’ll also be doing back-up stories in each issue that are tied to the ongoing storyline and that will be illustrated by some big-name talents as well. Folks like Paul Gulacy, Jim Starlin, and many others. Add to that covers by people like Ashley Wood, Carlos Ezquerra, Zach Howard, Whilce Portacio, and so many others, and there will be lots of exciting new artistic interpretations of Dredd to come.”

2000 AD’s Matt Smith echoed Ryall’s excitement “Ever since we announced the deal with IDW, Dredd fans all over the world have been eagerly awaiting news of which writer and artists will be coming to Mega-City One. We’re really pleased with the creative line-up, which will bring a new dimension to Dredd for a whole new generation. It’s been great to see the reaction 2000 AD and Judge Dredd have had at SDCC 2012–and with the new film out in September, 2012 really is the year of DREDD!”

IDW’s JUDGE DREDD series will see new adventures from the legendary character—originally created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra for the lauded British anthology magazine 2000 AD—who has seen a long and storied career as one of comics’ most popular and enduring characters. For this take on Dredd, IDW and 2000 AD wanted to put creators behind the wheel that hadn’t worked with the character before, creating new stories that would appeal to new Dredd fans, as well as long-time lovers of the rich world of Mega City One.

“I discovered Judge Dredd at the tender age of 15 through a somewhat unlikely source: a bootleg Commodore 64 game where you move Dredd through a digital Mega-City One and pretty much shoot everything in sight. Jonesing for more, I realized that Dredd was a UK import, and super-tough to find here in the U.S. Over the next 25 years, I snapped up all the Dredd stories that I could, savoring them like exotic treats smuggled through customs,” Swierczynski enthused. “When IDW announced an American version a while back, I was over the moon — never even thinking that I would be approached to write this new version. Needless to say, this is the opportunity of lifetime, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. The 15-year-old in me may never recover.”

Daniel shared in the excitement “Judge Dredd is one of my three favorite characters, I’m really excited. Everything in Megacity is amazing, everything is possible, and that’s something I want to draw.”

Citizens, consider yourselves advised; this November, comics are the law!
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About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

About 2000 AD

2000 AD is the legendary multi-award winning 32 page, weekly anthology – an explosive cocktail of sci-fi and fantasy, infused with irony and wry black humour.

The home of iconic characters such as Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog, and Rogue Trooper, it launched the careers of some of the top names in global comics, including Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Brian Bolland, Steve Dillon, Jock, and Peter Milligan.

2000 AD, its monthly sister publication The Judge Dredd Megazine, and its extensive range of graphic novels are available to buy online, from major magazine retailers in the UK and Europe and from all good comic stores across the US.

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