Top 5 Hot Picks #114

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 #476 and new comics coming this Wednesday 5/24/17.

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Normals #1 – As we noted in our Hot Picks article; “AfterShock Comics’ new release will probably sell out by the end of this……..sentence.” Well, it turned out to be correct. AfterShock Comics has a hit of their hands. Sold out on the distributor level. Writer Adam Glass and artist Dennis Calero.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #19 – Introduction of Girl Moon. Writer Brandon Montclare and artist Natacha Bustos.
I Am Groot #1 – Everyone’s favorite baby talking tree stars in his own book. Writer Christopher Hastings and art by Flaviano.
Redneck #2 – image Comics follows up with their successful number one sell out. Writer Danny Cates and artist’ Lisandro Estherren and Dee Cunniffe.
Samaritan Veritas #1 – (Image Comics) New comic from writer Matt Hawkins. Art by Atilio Rojo. 

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #476.

Captain America: Steve Rogers #17
Mosaic #8
Venom #150
Action Comics #980
Redneck #1
Victor LaValles Destroyer #1
Samaritan Veritas #1
Rapture #1

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New Comics – Video #475

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A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 5/24/17. 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 Comic Covers Of The Week 5-24-17

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New comic book release day 5/24/17. 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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Venom #150Gabriele Dell Otto
Action Comics #980Gary Frank
Elektra #4 Elizabeth Torque
Rapture #1Mico Suayan

Venom #150 – Dell’Otto

Action Comics #980 – Gary Frank

Elektra #4 – Elizabeth Torque

Rapture #1 – Mico Suayan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #2Patrick Brown
Jean Grey #2David Yardin
Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #2Mark Bagley

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Scarlet Spider #2 – Brown

Jean Grey #2 – Yardin

Scarlet Spider #2 – Bagley

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InvestComics Hot Picks #476

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Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
This week, new comic book release day 5/24/17.

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Unnecessary meltdown alert. Expect the fanboy uproar to continue this week; Captain America: Steve Rogers #17 comes out. No reason to mention this comic other than the fact it gets fanboys in a tizzy about Cap playing on the Hydra team and it’s just going to get a lot worse before things will eventually turn around. Shhhh….don’t tell that nerd that continues to boycott Marvel over the travesty of Cap being a bad guy that their pain and suffering will not be a permanent thing . That nerd thinks Cap will be like this forever and ever instead of reading a ‘story’. Get a hold of yourself and put your big boy pants on.

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Mosaic #8 will be about a choice. Will he be a ‘hero’ or not? Writer Geoffrey Thorne and artist Khary Randolph.
Check out Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #19 for the first appearance of Girl Moon. Writer Brandon Montclare and artist Natacha Bustos.
Baby Groot is a hit in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, so what is Marvel Comics to do?! Give Baby Groot his own comic! I Am Groot #1. Baby Groot’s first ‘full appearance’ cam in Groot #5 (2015). Writer Christopher Hastings and art by Flaviano on I Am Groot #1 .
Fans of the Scarlet Spider are in for a treat this Wednesday. Marvel is promising some big storytelling in Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #2. Peter David writes, art by Mark Bagley.

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We guess the obvious elephant in the room this week has to be Venom #150. (First and foremost, we love the cover, we love what Mark Bagley did here, this is NOT a slight on him at ALL). What’s not so obvious is the super-duper ‘Mark Bagley remastered sketch variant’. Sounds so fancy when they add all of those extra words right? Remastered? Really? Umm, okay. Anyway, this ‘remastered’ sketch variant will cost, ready for this? Sitting down? It will cost…..for a brand new comic out this Wednesday…..ready?…….How about $2000? Hahahaha! No, we’re not kidding, that’s not a typo. 2K for a brand new A-mazing Venom story! (insert sarcasm). This is so absurd that we almost cannot believe it. So maybe you can drop $5.99 instead and get the same amazing Eddie Brock ‘returns’ story. 2K? Here’s what you can do with 2K, you can get the first appearance of Venom (Eddie Brock!), Deathstroke and Deadpool and still have money left to buy this $5.99 book. 2K, wow, just wow. What a waste of money. The audacity to charge so much money on a new comic because it’s so ‘rare’ and ‘remastered’. Nonsense. Will any? Most of the 2K go towards a charity? A good cause? No? Then it’s flat out nonsense.

Action Comics #980 features Suicide Squad and oh yes Harley Quinn on the cover. So the answer is yes, that Gary Frank variant will probably sell out.

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Indie Hot Picks;
AfterShock Comics’ new release will probably sell out by the end of this……..sentence. Check out Normals #1 from writer Adam Glass and artist Dennis Calero.
The sold out Redneck #1 (Image) is followed up this Wednesday with Redneck #2. Let’s see where the market takes us here shall we?
Victor LaValles Destroyer #1 (Boom Studios). Writer Victor Lavalle and artist Dietrich Smith.
Samaritan Veritas #1 (Image Comics). Written by Matt Hawkins and art by Atilio Rojo.
Valiant Entertainment Rapture #1; written by Matt Kindt and art by cafu.

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Buy/Bid Now – Rapture #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 4-26-17

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Action Comics #978 – Gary Frank
Weapon X #2 – Greg Land
Batgirl #10 – Christian Wildgoose
Rocket Raccoon #5 – David Nakayama

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Batman Beyond #7 – Martin Ansin
Suicide Squad #16 – Lee Bermejo
Batman The Shadow #1 – Tim Sale
Namwolf #1 – Eric Powell

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Buy/Bid – Batman Beyond #7 – Ansin

Buy/Bid – Suicide #16 – Bermejo

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Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #1 – Mark Bagley
Elektra #3 – Juan Cabal
Deadpool vs. The Punisher #2 – Howard Chaykin
Flash #21 – Jason Fabok

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Big Moose – Wilfredo Torres
Underdog #1 – Bill Galvan

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 2-22-17

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New comic book release day 2/22/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
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Elektra #1 – Bill Sienkiewicz
Monstress #10 – Sana Takeda
TMNT Universe #7 – Freddie Williams II
Batgirl #8 – Chris Wildgoose

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Elektra #1 Bill Sienkiewicz

Elektra #1 – Bill Sienkiewicz

Monstress #10 Sana Takeda

Monstress #10 – Sana Takeda

TMNT Universe #7 Freddie Williams II

TMNT U #7 – Freddie Williams III

Batgirl #8 Chris Wildgoose

Batgirl #8 – Chris Wildgoose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TMNT

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Action Comics #974 – Clay Mann
Elektra #1 – Marco Checchetto
Captain America Steve Rogers #12 – Paul Renaud
Suicide Squad #12 – Lee Bermejo

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Action Comics #974 Clay Mann

Action Comics #974 – Clay Mann

Captain America Steve Rogers #12 - Paul Renaud

Cap Steve Rogers – Paul Renaud

Elektra #1 Checchetto

Elektra #1 – Marco Checchetto

Suicide Squad #12 - Lee Bermejo

Suicide Squad #12 – Lee Bermejo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taskmaster

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Detective Comics #951 – Rafael Albuquerque
Action Comics #974 – Gary Frank
Kamandi Challenge #2 – Kenneth Rocafort
Thunderbolts #10 – Jon Malin

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Detective Comics #951 - Rafael Albuquerque

Detective Comics #951 – Albuquerque

Action Comics #974 - Gary Frank

Action Comics #974 – Gary Frank

Kamandi Challenge #2 - Kenneth Rocafort

Kamandi #2 – Kenneth Rocafort

Thunderbolts #10 - Jon Malin

Thunderbolts #10 – Jon Malin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thunderbolts

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Deathstroke #13 – Bill Sienkiewicz
Curse Words #2 – Ryan Browne
Elektra #1 – Elizabeth Torque
TMNT Universe #7 – Adam Gorham

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Deathstroke #13 - Bill Sienkiewicz

Deathstroke #13 – Bill Sienkiewicz

Curse Words #1 -Ryan Browne

Curse Words #1 – Ryan Browne

Elektra #1 - Elizabeth Torque

Elektra #1 – Elizabeth Torque

TMNT Universe #7 - Adam Gorham

TMNT U #7 – Adam Gorham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deathstroke

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Reggie and Me #3 – Howard Chaykin
Kiss Demon #2 – Tom Mandrake
Surgeon X #6 – John Watikiss
Astro City #41 – Alex Ross

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Reggie and Me #3 - Howard Chaykin

Reggie And Me #3 – Howard Chaykin

Kiss Demon #2 - Tom Mandrake

Kiss Demon #2 – Tom Mandrake

Surgeon X #6 - John Watikiss

Surgeon X #6 – John Watikiss

Astro City #41 - Alex Ross

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IDW Publishing will bring the Rom character back from obscurity on Free Comic Book Day May 7th 2016. The long awaited Rom drought will end with the release of Rom: Space Knight #0. Chris Ryall (Editor-In_Chief) has always been a huge fan of the character and always teased fans about maybe one day bringing him back. Now Chris’ dream and fans alike will have their Knight in shining Armour back for good! If you are a fan of yesteryear like we were or even a new fan, InvestComics brings you the ultimate Rom checklist below. Click away and buy up these great books. Get to know the Rom of the past because one must know the past to appreciate the future. Be sure to check out the new Rom series from IDW Publishing when it hits. We’re sure it’ll be a blast from the past and future!

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Rom #1

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Rom #1 (1979) – The first appearances of Rom, Dire Wraiths, Prime Director, Brandy Clark, and Spaceknights. Bill Mantlo writes, Sal Buscema draws, and a Frank Miller/Joe Rubinstein cover. A number one issue to love.
Rom #2 (1980) – First appearances of Jonathan Clark, Sarah Clark, Steve Jackson, and Firefall.
Rom #3 (1980) – A Frank Miller/Terry Austin cover.
Rom #5 (1980) – Doctor Strange makes a guest appearance. Also the first appearance of the Hellhounds of the Dark Nebula.

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Rom #8

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Rom #8 (1980) – First appearance of Serpentyne.
Rom #12 (1980) – The awesome Jack of Hearts makes an appearance. The great Michael Golden gets both characters on his cover. Lovely.
Rom #14 (1981) – This comic has a bunch of goodies in it. The first appearances of Terminator Rom, and Starshine (Landra). Appearances (flashback) by the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. Dave Cockrum cover.
Rom #17 (1981) – The Uncanny X-Men make an appearance. This comic and the followup next issue are the most popular of the Rom series run. A Frank Miller/Al Milgrom cover with Wolverine slashing at Rom makes this an instant collectors item. Also the first appearance of Hybrid.

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Rom #18 (1981) – Part 2 with the Uncanny X-Men. Frank Miller/Terry Austin cover.
Rom #20 (1981) – First appearance of Mentus.
Rom #21 (1981) – The return of the Torpedo. A fantastic Al Milgrom cover.
Power Man and Iron Fist #73 (1981) – The first time Rom ventures outside of his own title into the Marvel universe. Writer Jo Duffy, and a Frank Miller cover.

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Rom #23 (1981) – Power Man and Iron Fist return the favor and appear in the Rom comic. A few Marvel characters first appear with Rom in this comic. Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Moon Knight.
Rom #25 (1981) – First appearances of Hammerhead, Astra, Javelin, Rainbow, and an appearance from Torpedo.
Rom #29 (1982) – An Incredible Hulk appearance.
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions #1 (1982) – Rom steps out of his own comic for the first time and into the realm of the Marvel universe. This 3 issue mini was the first of its kind and it was a big seller back in 82. The aftermarket treated this series very kindly back then. Rom seems to have appeared in only the first issue. The series was written by Grant, Gruenwald, and Mantlo. Drawn by John Romita Jr. Cover by Romita Jr and Layton.

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Rom #31

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Rom #32

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Rom #33

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Rom #31 (1982) – The Avengers make an appearance.
Rom #32 (1982) – The X-Men make an appearance.
Rom #33 (1982) – First appearance of Sybil.
What If? #36 (1982) – Rom’s second appearance into the Marvel U, but it’s in a backup Nova what if story.

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Rom #38

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Rom #40

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Rom Annual #1 (1982) – Rom’s first annual. Also the first appearance of Gloriole (backup story).
Rom #38 (1983) – A fantastic cover from Gene Day and an appearance by Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. Also the first appearance of Doctor Dredd.
Rom #40 (1983) – The first appearance of Starshine (Brandy Clark).
Rom #41 (1983) – Doctor Strange makes an appearance.

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Marvel Two-In-One #99 (1983) – Rom teams with the Thing (Fantastic Four). Cover by John Byrne and Ed Hannigan.
Rom #44 (1983) – First appearance of Devastator.
Rom #46 (1983) – Bill Sienkiewicz lends his legendary status to this awesome cover.
Rom #48 (1983) – This cover reminds us of the “Spidey No More” story (opening page – Amazing Spider-Man #50). The Rom cover reads “To Fight No More”. Hmmmmm……Cover credit: Ian Akin/Brian Garvey.

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Rom Annual #2

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Rom #50

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Rom Annual #2 (1983) – An overload of first appearances here. Breaker, Unseen, Pulsar, Seeker, Trapper, and Scanner.
Rom #50 (1984) – Avengers and Fantastic Four appearances. Cover from Michael Zeck.
Rom #51 (1984) – Another great Michael Zeck cover.
Rom #52 (1984) – First appearance of General Merriwether Locklin. Bill Sienkiewicz supplies the cover art.

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Incredible Hulk #296 (1984) – Rom makes an appearance.
Rom #56 (1984) – Alpha Flight appearance with a John Byrne cover.
Rom #57 (1984) – Another John Byrne cover. Alpha Flight/Rom cover.
Rom #58 (1984) Ant-Man appearance. Ant-Man also appears on the Jackson Guice cover.

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Rom #59 (1984) – Legend Steve Ditko takes over the art duties for the remainder of the Rom series. Unfortunately the Rom series begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel. An Ant-Man appearance in this issue.
Rom #61 (1984) – Steve Ditko art. Here’s a fun book to hunt down for only one reason. That black cover. See if you can score a 9.8 grade or higher. Might be challenging for a 32 year old comic. And besides, look at the creator names on this book anyway, Mantlo. Guice, Austin, Mazzucchelli, and Ditko. Not just any book to get graded.
Rom #62 (1985) – Steve Ditko art. Michael Zeck cover.
Rom #65 (1985) – Steve Ditko pencils ALL of these characters; Avengers, X-Men, West Coast Avengers, Soviet Super Soldiers, Dynamic Defenders (which includes Valkyrie, Beast, Iceman, Gargoyle, Angel, and Moondragon), Captain Britain, and many more. This issue is a must have in your Steve Ditko collection.

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Rom #66

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Rom #66 (1985) – Steve Ditko art. All the same characters appear in this issue as did in the last issue. This time add Galactus to the mix.
Rom #67 (1985) – Steve Ditko art. First appearance of Hiberlac and the Hibers. Jim Starlin cover!
Rom #71 (1985) – Steve Ditko art. First appearance of Clavians.
Rom #73 (1985) – Steve Ditko art. First appearances of Heatwave, Spaceknights (second generation), and Ariane.

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Rom Annual #4 (1984) – Steve Ditko art. First appearance of Voltar.
Rom #74 (1986) – Steve Ditko art. First appearance of Lord Dominor. John Byrne cover art.
Rom #75 (1986) – Steve Ditko art. The last issue.
Incredible Hulk #319 (1986) – Rom took 2 months off after his series finale before appearing this comic. Written, drawn and cover by John Byrne.

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Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Annual #2

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Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Annual #2 (1992) – Rom appears in a backup story written by Roy Thomas.
Incredible Hulk #418 (1994) – Rom appears in this wedding issue. Written by Peter David and art by Gary Frank. This comic has an appearance from Death. Death is a Neil Gaiman Sandman character creation from DC’s imprint Vertigo. Tsk-tsk Marvel, shame on you.
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration (2014) – Rom appears in a story written by Brian Michael Bendis and art by Alan Davis. “Licensed Contest of Champions” is the story name and it features Godzilla, Bug (Microverse), among others…..including Rom.

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – Top 5 New Comic Picks #1

From: InvestComics Hot Picks #362

First installment and every Tuesday/Wednesday from here on out. Here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday’s new comic book day.

From this past Sunday’s InvestComics Hot Picks #362. Click on any of the RED links in this article to buy/bid on the comics directly from Ebay.

In NO particular order:

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InvestComics Hot Pick of the Week

Detective Comics Endgame #1 (DC Comics) – A bunch of teenagers group up to beat up some bad guys that have been Jokerized. Sounds like a fun comic book and maybe an introduction to a new team? Only a few copies on Ebay right now.

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Southern Cross #1 (Image Comics) – This Image Comics title will go to a second print sooner than later, be sure to get your first print now if you like……well first printings. Not many copies on Ebay on this one.

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Ninjak #1 (Valiant) InvestComics HOT PICK of The Week – With the recent news of Valiant signing a deal to make movies, be it live action or animation, look for the rise of Valiant comics from the past to present to make their move once again. A’la the 1990’s all over again. And boy oh boy is that ComicsPro cover a hot one on this this comic already. Click the RED link and BUY/BID on it now before it goes to a place that is simply out of possible reach.

Batman Arkham Knight #1 (DC Comics) – The Gary Frank variant is sold out and it’s a beauty. Lots of bids on the variant here on Ebay.

Spawn Resurrection #1 (Image Comics) – A new Spawn series with a Todd McFarlane variant. Spawn fans likey.

 

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Jay Katz

 

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Howard_the_Duck_1_InvestComicsSo what makes Detective Comics Endgame #1 more of a standout than Howard the Duck #1 this week? Why even compare them really? No reason, just because. Well maybe because Marvel is pushing this C list character down our throats with ten variants at last count? And the Detective book has one awesome regular cover. Of course the comic book collecting life isn’t all about cover though, right? It is in fact though the first appealing thing one sees, so the marketing must captivate the eye and sell it first. Make that person WANT to pick up that comic. So I ask the question, one sees all bazillion of the Howard the Duck #1 variants and then one sees the Detective Comics Endgame #1 sitting on the shelf. Besides your shop having your books displayed in alphabetical order, in which the first book you probably will see is the Batman book, which would you be so inclined to pick up and thumb through first? Maybe some do pick up the Howard book first, but the majority will probably gravitate towards that awesome Rafael Albuquerque cover for Detective Comics Endgame #1. Well that’s all about the outside, what about the inside? One book is about a Private Investigator that is a umm….a duck and the other is about a new group of teenagers kicking some as* in Gotham to save it from being overrun by Jokerized victims. Maybe you still like the Howard book. The Howard book will be a fun read though, so get it for at least that reason! Both are cool. So don’t get all hurt that I’m not that high on the Howard book. Speculation = opinion.

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Not that owning the Fear #19 (1976) book (first appearance of Howard the Duck) is a bad thing, but if you’re in the market to buy a good first appearance for $250 or $500 dollars, there are other books to seriously consider. Ask yourself this. Would Disney really want to jeopardize/replace the lure of Donald Duck with a wise cracking, cigar smoking duck? I highly doubt they want to throw Howard in our faces as the duck to really remember and constantly have questions from children to adults saying, “Is that Donald Duck?”. Um no. Disney would not want this. Why do you think there is no real talk about a cartoon or a movie pertaining to Howard? For this reason. Too close to Donald. Maybe someday Disney will bite the bullet and release a Howard cartoon or movie, but as for right now it’s not happening. Maybe a Howard the Duck comic book is a feeler to see what sort of attention it gets? Then maybe we’ll get some real news of something? This speculator doesn’t think we’ll see anything for some time. The Donald lure is way more important to Disney right now than destroying the very fabric of Disneyland or anything pertaining to Donald with people constantly mistaking Donald for Howard. By Avengers_196_InvestComicscomparison, will we ever see a nasty mouse character created within the Marvel U that looks very similar to the Big Mouse with an attitude and possible cigar? The short answer is no. Howard will stay where he is right now and Disney is very content with that. Buy Detective Comics Endgame #1, looks like a winner. (Not that many floating on Ebay right now. Click the link and get yours if you want it!). Story sounds good, good creative team, possible intro to a new team and that cover……

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Instead of paying so much for a Fear #19 comic, why not check out who Ant-Man is dealing with in Ant-Man #3. Although Taskmaster is not in comparison to Howard as far as notability and pricing as far as first appearances go, his (cameo) in Avengers #195 from 1980 is a nice book. Recommended by InvestComics a few years ago when it was a $7 book, it has since climbed into a decent area and is still very affordable at this point. His first “full appearance” is in Avengers #196. Rumors surround Taskmaster as a possible movie appearance from time to time as does the possible breakout ability he has as well. Nothing of either end really….yet? Either way, InvestComics is still high on this comic after years of recommending it. Be sure to click the RED link to bounce over to Ebay (it’ll open in a new window, leaving your page right here!) to throw a bid down or a buy it now. A George Perez book with upside here. Be forewarned, various grades and pricing on Ebay for Avengers #195 are very sporadic.

Bloodshot_6_InvestComics Ninjak_1_InvestComicsDepending on how long you’ve been a speculator, you will remember the Valiant comics craze. Ask a seasoned veteran about the ridiculous Valiant pricing at one time and listen to how many people lost a tremendous amount of money in these books. Now flash to 2015 and you will see that the speculator just ain’t going for that again! Many new Valiant comics have gotten a new life (relaunched) on the label, but the back issue market for these books from which these characters first appeared have done nil. So with that, Ninjak #1 will reappear in his own title. Ninjak first appeared in Bloodshot #6 back in 1993. If you click the red link here, that Bloodshot #6 (see the red link again!) can be yours, a NM for only $1.79. My my, how times have changed.

As there is most weeks, there is always an Image Comic to keep an eye out on. This week it’s Southern Cross #1. (Only 10 of these now on Ebay with a couple of variants). An interesting story with only one variant cover to show for. The variant is from Tula Lotay. She’s been around a couple of years, but is making her presence known. Watch for this newbie as she comes up the ranks with the Babs Tarr’s, Stacey Lee’s, Fiona Staples‘ of the world. Notice a trend here? Just saying. And very awesome.

Arkham_Knight_1.InvestComicsA video game adaptation comics really surmount to much within the aftermarket, but they are still great nonetheless. Check out the new Batman Arkham Knight #1 as it leads up to the new video game release. The Gary Frank variant is sold out already. It is a beauty too! Get it on Ebay right now if you want! That Red Link! Helping everyone out here!

The Disney spiteful demise of the Fantastic Four comic is almost here. The next to last issue promises lots of cool things. Fantastic Four #644; the end is near.

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Spider-Gwen will continue her “torrid” pace of popularity this week. Will number two sell out too? How long will the madness for Edge of Spider-Verse #2 continue for? (Insert sarcasm here) Only 230 listings at the present moment. Will Spider-Gwen be the next Harley? Will she be the Howard the Duck? Time will tell! And speaking of Spider-Verse, Amazing Spider-Man #16 name drops Spider-Verse within its solicit this week. Anything going to pop up here?Will Marvel ever let Spider-Verse go already? Spidey also has Amazing Spider-Man Special #1 coming out. Cool read here, nice Adam Kubert variant and who knows what can pop up here too?

Check out the pages of Ms. Marvel #13, may have an intro. Cool book anyways.

A few number one issues to definitely check out this week. Surface #1 from Image Comics. Spawn fans rejoice, Spawn Resurrection #1 will not only be a new beginning, but a Todd McFarlane variant will come along for the ride. The wildly successful Sixth Gun will begin anew with Sixth Gun Dust to Dust #1. Creator Cullen Bunn of this series also has another book coming this week; Hellbreak #1. Great stuff here. Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 from Boom Studios is a fun book. Bill and Ted originally made their comic book debut in 1989’s Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Movie Adaptation #1 from DC Comics.

Postal #2 from Image hits this week with a very cool variant. Postal #1 showed some nice sales. Will the series pick up some more steam?

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…….15 days to get to 2000 Likes on Facebook. Getting to 2000 Likes means that if you share any InvestComics social media you become eligible to win a signed George Perez Tales of the Teen Titans #44, which just happens to be the first appearance of Nightwing. January 20th is the cutoff date, let’s get there!

There are certain characters within the realm of the comic book world that simply do not have the guns to hold their own monthly series. These characters are fantastic supporting heroes/villains, but simply lack that certain something to appeal to the masses. Ghost Rider, Vision, Namor, Supergirl, just to name few. Let me reiterate, these characters are awesome, they have found some success in their own way, but have either been short lived or became a flavor of the month type deal (See Aquaman). Do they deserve a better fate? Sometimes yes, and sometimes not. If you are a regular reader around here you will know that this speculator is still very high on one of these “b/c rate” characters; Moon Knight. With the influx of the movie and television comic lure, it’s very easy to say that any of the background music characters can breakout at any time (see Vibe). Moon Knight in my opinion will breakout eventually, so watch him. Been saying it for years and I warned you on Deathstroke years ago as well. So pay attention here.

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The same certainty cannot be said for this week’s new flavor; Black Widow. Although our Russian bombshell will debut with her own solo series this week; Black Widow (2014) #1 I will point out one certainty that will make a speculator cringe a bit. The Black Widow has starred in over 14 self-titled projects, either by way of limited series or solo series. This is of course not counting the dozens of team-ups she’s been involved in. So what does this tell us? Exactly what I explained a couple of minutes ago. BW lacks something to have her own thing on-going. Great limited series character, great teammate, but not a solo artist. She needs a band and she needs to be the backup singer. The movie appearances have spiked her first appearance a bit, and interest in the character, but not enough to warrant a solo series. Will the series do well at first? Yes it will. It will come out like gangbusters, but will succumb to mediocrity. It happens all the time with these types of characters. Even my breakout character pick Moon Knight. The difference however is that Black Widow will not eventually have her own film and compete with DC’s Dark Knight. Moon Knight will do just that, BW will not. Yes that’s right, been saying this for years and years, Moon Knight will be Marvel’s answer to Batman on the big screen. You’ll see. Anyway back to Black Widow. As stated before, the series will be a hot one out of the gate. There is no denying it. With writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Phil Noto at the helm, it will be a hot book. That’s also not discounting the variants accompanying the debut issue. The prize variant goes to the amazing Scott J. Campbell. You can get the variant and flip this graded bad boy for a few bucks in your pocket. Please do so quickly. The series will not sustain its interest long enough with speculators to shell out big bucks for this variant. BW’s first solo comic came out back in 1990’s graphic novel: Black Widow: The Coldest War. Her first appearance came in Tales of Suspense #52 (1964). The TOS comic will always be the one to have. You simply cannot go wrong with names like Lee, Kirby, and Heck attached to a first appearance.

In the midst of all the hoopla surrounding the “ALL-NEW NOW” absurdity there will be a nice little nugget hidden away in A Plus X (2012 Marvel Now) #16. This comic debuts the writing talents of Jeff Loveness. Jeff is the writer of the highly successful late night Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show. Does this mean anything in the grand scheme of things? Not really. What if though Jeff hits the right chord with fans? Well, this will be where it all started for him in the comic book world!

Now back to the “ALL NEW NOW!” ridiculousness. I will refrain from making this a long dissertation, but ALL NEW NOW!? This is the equivalent of having DC Comics pull an ALL NEW 52! Absurd. What happens when Marvel decides they need to change things up again? ALL NEW NEW NOW!? Anyway…..

All New Marvel Now Point One (2013) #1 features many of our beloved Marvel heroes/villains in a new way. Is this really necessary? Don’t matter, sales from the sold out Steve McNiven variant states differently from my thoughts here. All New X-Factor (2014) #1 has sold out across the board. Every variant is completely gone. The All New X-Factor will be a successful book, not only because it’s X-Factor, because Mr. X-Factor writer himself Peter David will be on board. This isn’t the first time Peter David has done an All New X-Factor comic. Back in 1991 he revamped the team in issue number 71; the caption on top reads “The All New….” Not only is this comic the first TRUE All New X-Factor, but it’s also the team that will probably appear in the movie. X-Factor #71 will be the go to book in the long run. The variants coming this Wednesday are great flip books to stock pile on the 1991 issue. The first appearance of X-Factor comes from this series in 1986.

Avengers World (2013) #1 is also a sold out comic this week. Look for the Arthur Adams’ variants to maximize you dollars on this one.

Cataclysm Ultimates Last Stand (2013) #3 will feature a death. Keep your eyes peeled for any surprises. It can be one of those books you see on the local news. Doubt it, but you never know.

The most interesting comic this week has to be Marvel’s Revolutionary War Alpha (2014) #1. It’s the first time in a long time that many UK Marvel heroes will be banding together to fight a threat. Captain Britain would make a spectacular hero on the movie screen wouldn’t he? Maybe Marvel/Disney will someday explore the possible international heroes they have at their disposal one day on film (now watch how many articles come out regarding a wish list of Marvel/Disney international movies. InvestComics leads I tell ya!). So with the ultra-cool Revolutionary War Alpha (2014) #1 coming out this week, it’s always fun to take a look at who is on the team and where they debuted. Below is a quick list and gallery showing who will appear in the comic and their first appearance. From the speculator side, I would without a shadow of a doubt pick these comics up. From a pure gut here, I think Marvel/Disney may be testing the waters with interest to the International scene. Will it deem worthy that they pursue a Captain Britain movie? Who knows?  Happy hunting though!

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Captain Britain – First appeared in Captain Britain #1 (1976). Writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe! A newspaper print comic cover to cover. Hard to find in Near Mint shape. The Marvel Team-Up with Spider-Man is also dubbed the first appearance of the UK Cap.

Death’s Head – Some controversy surrounds the first appearance here, but many say that the Transformers (UK) #117 from 1987 is the first appearance of DH.

Pete Wisdom – Debuted in Excalibur #86 (1995). Writer Warren Ellis, nuff said.

Motormouth and Killpower – Both debuted in Motormouth #1 (1992). Art by Gary Frank.

Warheads – This team has 10 members in it. All 10 first appeared in this comic. Some died (which means nothing these days really). So the debut of all of these dudes and an appearance from Wolverine. Nice huh?

Get your hands on the Revolutionary War Alpha #1 incentive variant, get some creator signatures (witnessed of course), grade it and sit on in for a while. It could be more valuable later on down the line when Marvel/Disney decide on to crossing international lines.

So what about DC Comics this week? Lots of Marvel Comics talk! Batman Superman (2013 DC) #7 leads the way with a cool sideways issue. Yes this is not a ground breaking gimmick at all, but still very cool nonetheless. InvestComics covered the sideways comic issue in the IC Hot Picks #293 article when DC decided to do the sideways thing with Batman Superman #5. Nothing like killing a unique thing now is there? Fantastic Four was the first major comic to be published in this format. Fantastic Four #252 (1983) is still the mecca of all sideway comics. The X-Factor sideway comic was pretty neat too.

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #27 is an extra mega-sized anniversary issue with a who’s who guest list of creators. Check out the debut of a new storyline “Gothtopia” and a retelling (for the umpteenth time) of Batman’s origin from two heavy weights Brad Meltzer and Bryan Hitch. All this for a hefty $7.99….ouch.

Vampire Diaries (2013) #1 photo variant is sold out. Get the stars of the show to sign this cover and grade it. That’s a nice sale to a Vampire Diaries fan!

Check out the rest of the new comics coming your way this week. All nearing sell outs or sold out at the distributor already. Fracture (2013) Volume 2 #1 from Action Lab Entertainment. Kudos to Action, they have been doing very well with their sell outs. Lil Vampi (2014) #1 (Dynamite Entertainment), B.A.R. Maid (2013 Zenescope) #1, Cavewoman Labyrinth (2013) #0 (Amryl Entertainment), and Minimum Wage (2013 Image) #1.

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Sneak Peak at final issue of TEAM 7

Here’s a first look at TEAM 7 #8, the final issue, on sale today.

Revealed: What broke Team 7 apart—and set Black Canary, Amanda Waller, Deathstroke and Majestic on the rocky road they travel today?

 

TEAM7_Cv8Written by:  Justin Jordan
Art by: Pascal Alixe, Jesus Merino
Cover by: Gary Frank, Cam Smith
Color/B&W: Color
Page Count: 32
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: May 8 2013

DC reveals JUSTICE LEAGUE #0 Variants

DC has released the Variant Covers for JUSTICE LEAGUE #0, featuring a B&W version of the regular cover, by Gary Frank; and an image of the entire CAPTAIN MARVEL SHAZAM cast, by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

Billy Batson takes center stage in this issue as he unleashes the awesome power of Shazam in a special origin story! • Also featuring the not-to-be-missed origin of Pandora and the next seeds of TRINITY WAR!

Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Gary Frank
Cover by:Gary Frank
Variant Cover by:Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, & Gary Frank
Color/B&W:Color
Page Count:40
U.S. Price:3.99
On Sale Date:Sep 19 2012

NEW YORK POST and THE SOURCE reveal DC’s new SHAZAM!

The NEW YORK POST has revealed a first look (though heavily shadowed, and covered in magical lightning) at SHAZAM! (formerly Captain Marvel) in the new DCU. Shazam! will start as a back-up feature in JUSTICE LEAGUE, beginning in issue #7, though writer GEOFF JOHNS assures us SHAZAM! will have a much larger role in the new DCU, thereafter.

The SHAZAM! back-ups will be written by Geoff Johns with art by Gary Frank.

Click here for the NYP Article, and here for the piece on DC’S THE SOURCE BLOG.

Exclusive first look at JUSTICE LEAGUE #7

A fantastic first look from DC’s Universe: The Source. Check out Justice League #7!

If you’ve been reading THE SOURCE, you know that there is a lot to be excited about in JUSTICE LEAGUE #7. Not only does the issue mark the beginning of a new story arc, but it also shifts the team from the past to the present … and reintroduces Steve Trevor! Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by series guest artist Gene Ha, JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 is not an issue to be missed.

And that’s not all! The issue also kicks off the new SHAZAM! backup story, written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank, which reveals the all-new origin  of Billy Batson in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.

So now that we’ve whet your appetite, take an exclusive first look at JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 by checking out Gary Frank’s variant cover for the issue below.

“It was great to get the chance to do all of the redesigned team members together,” Frank exclusively told THE SOURCE. “I noticed how it was generally Superman or Batman at the center of this kind of ensemble shot, so I thought I’d give the girls the spotlight this time by putting Wonder Woman in the heart of things.”

“We asked Gary to draw #7’s cover simply because this issue contains Gary’s gorgeous first chapter of the ongoing ‘Shazam!’ backup story,” said series editor Brian Cunningham. “We felt it was a nice nod to tie the main League cast and Gary together. And, like he always does, Gary gives each League member a strong sense of humanity that not many artists can match. It’s what makes him an elite talent and we’re thrilled to be able to work with him on an ongoing basis. Oh, and wait’ll you see Gary’s take on Shazam and his cast — it’s his best stuff yet!”

Look for JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 in stores next month

 

ACTION COMICS #900 WILL BE PACKED WITH…ACTION!

DC’s THE SOURCE Blog is listing the goods on the oversized anniversary 900th issue of ACTION COMICS.  The issue finishes Cornell’s BLACK RINGS story, sets up next issue’s REIGN OF DOOMSDAY conclusion, and much much more. Plus features THREE covers, by Finch, Ross, and Hughes.  Here’s what The Source had to say:

The 51-page lead story by Paul Cornell, Pete Woods and Jesus Merino sees Superman return to ACTION just in time for both the conclusion of the critically-acclaimed “Black Ring” story starring Lex Luthor and the start of the next act of “Reign of Doomsday”. As a bonus, Dan Jurgens, Rags Morales, Ardian Syaf, Jamal Igle and Gary Frank are each contributing their artistic talents to special segments of this main story.

But wait, there’s more!

Action #900 will contain short comic stories by:

– Damon Lindelof & Ryan Sook
– David Goyer & Miguel Sepulveda
– Geoff Johns & Gary Frank
– Paul Dini & RB Silva

And that’s STILL not enough…

Richard Donner and Derek Hoffman collaborated on a story that’ll be presented in a screenplay format that we’ll run alongside storyboards by Matt Camp.

Brian Stelfreeze adds in a two-page spread showing the evolution of Superman throughout the decades, drawn in the art styles of some of Superman’s most well-known artists

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Many Hot Picks coming at you this week. So get ready to sift through some back issue bins as you pick up your new comics this week.

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The highly successful team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev team up to bring an all new ongoing. Yes, you’re probably saying ‘how many failed attempts will we go for with this character?’ Marvel has a knack for trying to revive certain characters over and over, but it seems that if you get a good writer on a book these days, you’ll have success. Iron Fist seems to fit this bill so does Ms. Marvel and Deathlok will fit this bill as well when his ongoing comes out. Comic collectors are an extremely smart bunch these days and are not going to be fooled by pretty pictures anymore. There has to be a deep substance to go along with the awesome display of artwork that is hitting every Wednesday. So when you’re checking out the awesomeness of the new Spider-Woman book, check out the awesomeness of Marvel Spotlight #32. $30 will get you this first appearance of Jessica Drew from 1977. This is a Bronze age comic that is
waiting to explode. The new Spider-Woman book coming out will be a sell out and collectors will take note to try and find the first appearance. Marvel Spotlight #32 is a buy all the way here, collectors, you’ll be left on the outside looking in if you don’t pick this one up.
 

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Dark Reign Vol 1: Made Men  – Here we have one of those comics with a plethora of characters that need some attention. Find these first appearance if you will……Spymaster has 3 different first appearances. His very first appearance would be Iron Man Vol 1 #33. An easy $35 will score you this one. Then you have Spymaster 2 in Iron Man Vol 1 #254 ($3) with a great Santa Claus cover! The latest Spymaster comes out of Ironman Inevitable from 2006 (cover price). This would be the first Sinclair Abbot Spymaster. The Enforcer makes his first appearance in Ghost Rider Vol 1 #22 ($7). This is a Bronze age Jack (King) Kirby cover! Then you have Jack O’ Lantern’s first appearance in Machine Man #19, penciled by Steve Ditko and a cover by Frank Miller. Great buy here for only $18. Last but not least, Attuma first appears in Fantastic Four #33. This comic will cost you about $400. So there you go, a lot of characters in this book with a lot of hunting for you. 

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A few weeks ago, InvestComics jumped the gun again! Man this place is eager! Anyway, here is the original weekly Hot Pick from a 8-19-09:

The Red Circle: The Web # 1  This is another installment of J. Michael Straczynski  returning some old heroes to the DC mix. This hero like last weeks Hangman have appeared in many Archie comics as well as DC’s Imprint Impact. Although this really isn’t  J. Michael Straczynski return to DC (see Hot Picks Week Of 8-5-09 for more of an explanation on the ‘return’ of Mikey to DC) The Web will be an interesting comic book to check out.  With J.M. at the helm on these books it’s easy to say it should be worth a look from anyone that is a collector. Looks like it’ll probably be another sleeper for DC. So if you would like to look for the last time The Web made an appearance in an Archie era comic look no further than Archie and Friends # 107 and look for the Katy Keene Story within the comic. There you will find hero The Web. DC’s Imprint The Web with Impact isn’t really worth a look because they changed the Web hero into a team. 

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to crank out the next hottest series for DC. The Superman origin has had many
different takes over the years, but never with a talent or respect since John
Byrne’s Man of Steel mini from 1986 has a Superman origin story garnished so
much attention. Geoff Johns and Gary Frank will take Superman to new heights
with this one.
 

 

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Marvel says ‘the effects of Utopia are felt here’ and it looks like someone from the original Mutant pack is leaving on a jet plane. Well maybe on foot, maybe by subway, maybe by boat or maybe you should just stay put and read it!

 

 

Here are some other Hot comics coming at you this Wednesday…… 

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Beautful Creatures # 1  This one might be a sleeper…. 

 

 

 

 

BONUS: Here are some very cool Superhero Squad Variants coming out this week! 

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See you Next Week

Invest Wisely

Jay K