Welcome to InvestComics Hot Picks for 6-13-12.
As comic book fans we all knew this was going to happen, although it happened in a quicker manner than initially thought. Its Amazing Fantasy #15 meets Ultimate Fallout #4. Peter Parker will meet Miles Morales this week in Spider-Men #1. What will this bring exactly? Probably some cool reading, but nothing as far as long term collecting goes. You’d have to pick up the variants if you’re looking for a collectors value at all to this meeting of the minds between Parker and Morales. There are only 2 variants (only 2? Thank goodness!) to this “historic event”. One featuring the talented Humberto Ramos while the other is a comic shop dealer variant done by another great talent Mark Bagley. Where will Miles fit into the Marvel Universe is the question that we all ask…..
As for the Spidey story, we all know it right? Way back when Stan Lee introduced us all to Spider-Man back in 1962, Stan said he was inspired by the idea of Spider-Man from the Pulp magazine The Spider. The Spider #1 from 1933 in G/VG condition on EBay has a Buy it Now price of $699. There are some comics worth having in your collection, and then there is the “inspiration” comic that began the wheels turning for one of the most iconic Superheroes of all time. Yes a nice addition indeed.
Switching gears dramatically here, there are two first appearances you can hunt for this week along with your new stack. DC’s Before Watchmen have started their arrivals upon your local shop. This week we get Silk Spectre #1. If you are one of the few that do not own the original Watchmen series, simply put you should. Forget the trade here, get the original set. Within the series, issue #2 features the first appearance of Silk Spectre.
The second of our two searches comes off of the new IDW comic this week Kiss #1 Dressed to Kill. Anyone rememberwhen that Dressed to Kill album came out? Yes showing the age here, time goes quickly! Anyway, as many of you know or may not know Kiss’ first appearance came within the pages of Howard the Duck #12. The 9.8 CGC copy on EBay right now has a Buy it Now price of $89.95. Or you can buy a “Near Mint” copy in the $40 to $50 range from some Top Rated sellers. Although the first appearance of Kiss is a decent comic to own, it’s the Marvel Comics Super Special Kiss #1 that draws blood here…..literally. For those of you who don’t already know about this comic here’s the short story. Before the comic went to print, each member in the band Paul, Gene, Peter and Ace drew blood and proceeded to mix it in within the ink. Either really gross to some or very cool. The coolness here has to be the price the CGC 9.8 is fetching on EBay. $1250.00! That’s some rich….*ahem* blood.
This was one of the lighter weeks we have had here on InvestComics Hot Picks in a while, but never fret there are always busy ones lurking ahead!
In the meantime, scroll through some beautiful artistry in the best of the best below – Covers of the Week.
See you next week. Invest wisely.
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