Top 5 Hot Picks #121

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 #483 and new comics coming this Wednesday 7/12/17.

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Edge of Venomverse #2 – Venom’s next victim? Gwenpool. This mash-up is sure to be a hit with fans.
Darth Vader #3 – Darth Vader faces off against the most powerful Jedi he has ever faced. The debut of………not sure, we’ll see Wednesday though.
Divided States Of Hysteria #2 – Howard Chaykin’s new series keeps making headlines with this series. Either for the wrong reasons or the right reasons, doesn’t matter, exposure is everything.
Calexit #1 – A new Black Mask comic. Already a buzz on how good of a read this comic is. Written by Matt Pizzolo and art by Amancay Nahuelpan.
Mage The Hero Denied #0 – Will this Mage book truly be the beginning of the end for Matt Wagner? Follow the last possible series from Matt Wagner’s Mage.

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Amazing Spider-Man #30
Spider-Men II #1
Amazing Spider-Man #25
Old Man Logan #26
Deadpool #33
Jean Grey #4
Weapon X #5
Red Hood and The Outlaws #12
Action Comics #983
Dark Days The Casting #1
Lost Song #1
Divided States Of Hysteria #1
Dread Gods #1
American Way Those Above and Those Below #1
Skin & Earth #1
Immortal #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 7-12-17

New comic book release day 7/12/17. 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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Supergirl #18 – Rocha/Henriques

Venomverse #2 – Mattina

Flash #26 – Giandomenico

America #4 – Jon Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action Comics #983 – Clay Mann

Flash #26 – Howard Porter

Venomverse #2 – Ron Lim

Rose #4 – David Finch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean Grey #2 – Jim Lee

Dark Days #1 – Lee & Williams

Red Hood #12 – Clay Mann

Spider-Men II #1 – Jesus Saiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mage #0 – Matt Wagner

Thrones #2 – Mike Miller

Briggs Land #2 – Fiona Staples

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New Comics #483

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InvestComics Hot Picks #483

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
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This week, new comic book release day 7/12/17.

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We gave our reason(s) of why a collector should be buying the Edge of Venomverse comics, but we’ll keep reminding you guys/gals in case you missed it. The series will be a ‘mash-up’ series of ‘mostly’ popular characters getting the Venom bug so to speak. They will become a former shell of themselves, but as the Venom character. This week, the ever so popular Gwenpool becomes Venom-Gwen, Gwen-Venom, Gwenpool-Venom or whatever name that gets stuck, you get the idea in Edge of Venomverse #2. One of these mash-up’s in this series will probably catch on and create a frenzy. We advise to stay on top of this series as one (or more) of these characters are bound to bounce out and you get bounced over.
Superior Octopus is back in Amazing Spider-Man #30. The fanbase has taken a tremendous liking to this new character. Look for Amazing Spider-Man #25 (first appearance of Superior Octopus) to gain momentum if the newbie gets his own series or makes an indelible mark within the Spidey rouge gallery. Either way, it’s still a good modern to pick up to add to your collection.
Darth Vader #3 may introduce a survivor from the Order 66. ‘The strongest Jedi Vader has ever faced’. A new Jedi. A new character. We all know what happens when a Star Wars comic introduces a new character right? A comic that increases in value way too fast and catches many collectors by surprise. Eventually the market cools off though and the once $60 comic becomes a $10 comic. Be wise. Buy now, off the shelf. A comic from Charles Soule & Guiseppe Camuncoli.
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Buy/Bid Now – Old Man Logan #26

Buy/Bid Now – Weapon X #5

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Old Man Logan #26 finds Logan hunting down the Hulk Gang. The Hulk Gang first appeared in Wolverine #66 (2008), which of course happens to be the start of the whole Old Man Logan deal as well.
Marvel and Jim Lee continue their trading card covers this week. Our fav’s are Deadpool #33 and Jean Grey #4 .
Spider-Men II #1 ends the many years of wondering; ‘Who is Miles Morales of the Marvel Universe?’ Well not really that long, about 5 years. Brian Michael Bendis writes and Sara Pichelli pencils.
Will comic fans finally see the Hulk with Wolverine claws tearing things up in Weapon X #5? The slow burn is killing us. Writer Greg Pak takes his time as Greg Land delivers the art.
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The death of Bizarro? Could be. Check out part one of ‘The Life of Bizarro’ in Red Hood and The Outlaws #12. Writer Scott Lobdell and art by Dexter Soy.
A new storyline; ‘Revenge’, begins in Action Comics #983. Looks as though Superman will have a plethora of guest stars, his family, within this story. Not sure if this will be a one off for all these guest, but for now we get to enjoy all of them in one place. Dan Jurgens writes, art by Viktor Bogdanovic and Jonathan Glapion.
DC’s Batman summer event continues as their number one issues are cranking out on it. Dark Days The Casting #1. The all-star team of Lee, Snyder, Tynion IV and others bring you the next epic Batman event this summer.

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Buy/Bid Now – Jean Grey #4

Buy/Bid Now – Action Comics #983

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
Black Mask CEO Matt Pizzolo (very cool dude) gets the writer credit for his comic Calexit #1 (art by Amancay Nahuelpan). Word on the street (web really) says this comic is a definite book to pick up on Wednesday. Lost Song #1 also debuts – writer Holly Interlandi and art by Sally Cantirino. We’ve said it more than a dozen times on InvestComics, buy Black Mask books, they’re on point and sell out quite often.
Howard Chaykin created a bit of noise with the debut of Divided States Of Hysteria #1, let’s see if the follow-up; Divided States Of Hysteria #2 keeps that buzz going.
Bart Sears’ Ominous Press makes its debut with Dread Gods #1. Tom Raney & Bart Sears are on board with the pencils as Ron Marz writes. We’re on board and you should jump on too.
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Buy/Bid – American Way #1

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American Way Those Above and Those Below #1 (Vertigo/DC). John Ridley & Georges Jeanty.
Dynamite Entertainment continues to feed into the late 70’s nerds with their Atari video game comic books. This week’s release will be Centipede #1, by Max Bemis & Eoin Marron.
Skin & Earth #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) from Lights.
Industry legend Matt Wagner returns to his character Mage for the final(?) time. Get those reading googles on for the start of the last chapter in Matt’s Mage trilogy; Mage The Hero Denied #0 (Image Comics).
Immortal #1 (Keenspot) – Rob Potchak & Owen Gieni.
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Buy/Bid – Hysteria #2

Buy/Bid – Last Song #1

Buy/Bid – Dread Gods #1

Buy/Bid – Immortal #1

Buy/Bid – Skin & Earth #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Checklist – Deathstroke.

Since the inception of InvestComics 10+ years ago, we have informed speculators about Deathstroke. At that time, following InvestComics’ guidance, the first appearance of Deathstroke could cost been a mere $45 for a collector. Now it’s a bit more, but you still may have some upside. Yes he’s already been exposed into the WB Arrow televison show world, but this character still has yet to make it to one more place; the big screen. And he will eventually. When he does, that first appearance with double/triple in value. He’s Marvel’s Deadpool/Punisher rolled into one. The assassin for hire is a total bad as* and DC Comics knows this. The explosiveness of this character brings nothing like DC has on film anywhere. Marvel already has, DC doesn’t. A Deathstroke on the big screen would be a hit. It’s already a hit on Arrow, but television doesn’t always translate to the speculative point in the comics market. Movies usually have a higher impact. Although pricing is a bit high in various places for Deathstroke’s first appearance, it’s still a buy. As a speculator, do your research and your shopping around. The moment you feel you have a deal, go in for the kill and buy it. You’ll be happy you did.

Below is a checklist of many first appearances and more regarding Deathstroke. If this character ever gets his due, look for some of the books in this list to command attention in the aftermarket.

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The New Teen Titans #2 (1980) The first appearance of Deathstroke. Art by George Perez, cover by George Perez and written by Marv Wolfman. A classic comic and still a bull market here.

The New Teen Titans #9 (1981) Deathstroke didn’t come back for his second appearance until 7 issues later. An extremely undervalued book here.

Tales of the Teen Titans #44 (1984) Part 3 of the Judas contract. This timeless comic features the first appearance of Nightwing and an early appearance of Deathstroke. Classic Perez cover.

Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 (1985) Another timeless classic here. It wasn’t until the fifth issue of this amazingly awesome story we saw an appearance of Deathstroke. George Perez/Marv Wolfman.

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Crisis on Infinite Earths #9 (1985) …..Then appearing in his second Crisis comic 4 issues later right on the cover this time.

Secret Origins Featuring The Teen Titans #3 (1989) The first update on the origin of Deathstroke. Hard to find.

Deathstroke The Terminator #1 (1991) The first solo series for Deathstroke. Thugging it out on that rooftop cover by Mike Zeck. Marv Wolman writes. Also the first appearance of Philip Lockwood.

War of The Gods #1 (1991) Here is another epic event featuring an appearance by Deathstroke with the word “Crisis” right on the cover. Anyways, this time George Perez writes and does the artwork.

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Hawkworld Annual #2 (1991) The first appearance outside of the Teen Titans and epic event books. Thing is, this is also an event book; Armageddon 2001. So this isn’t really a first here, just another event appearance spilled over into a Hawkworld book.

Deathstroke The Terminator #4 (1991) First appearance of Squirrel. He’s Slade’s Mr. fix-it/inventor guy.

Wonder Woman #61 (1992) The same as the Hawkworld Annual book. A War of the Gods crossover book. When will Deathstroke make a regular appearance in the DC Universe other than appearing with so many other heroes and villains?

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Deathstroke The Terminator #6, #7, #8, #9 (1992) Batman teams up with Deathstroke in this four part story line. Every part with an awesome Mike Zeck cover to boot.

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Deathstroke The Terminator #9 (1992) First appearance of Vigilante (Pat Trayce). Cameo?

Superman #65 (1992) Deathstroke appears in a Superman title. Actually he appears in several of them (Action Comics, Adventures of Superman, Man of Steel). Want to guess why? Yes, another event! This time it’s “Panic in the Sky”. This is the best Superman covers (one of his first) he appears on. By Dan Jurgens/Brett Breeding.

Wonder Woman Special #1 (1992) Well here it is. The first non event, other than Teen Titans comic he appears in. Only took 12 years for this to happen. It’s Deathstroke vs Wonder Woman! From artist Jill Thompson.

Wonder Woman #63 (1992) Here is part 2 of Deathstroke vs Wonder Woman. Cover by Brian Bolland. Deathstroke doesn’t appear on the cover.

Superman #68 (1992) Here is Deathstroke appearing in a Superman title that has nothing to do with an event. A fantastic cover by Walt Simonson/Dan Jurgens/Glen Whitmore.

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Deathstroke The Terminator #13 (1992) First appearance of Shuriken.

Deathstroke Annual #1 (1992) The first Deathstroke annual. Pencils by Phil Jimenez with a Mike Zeck cover. Nightwing appearance. Yes, it case you haven’t noticed by now Mike Zeck owns this dude.

Deathstroke The Terminator #15 (1992) First appearance of Sweet Lili and Rose Wilson; Slade’s lover (Lili) and daughter (Rose).

Green Lantern #41 (1993) First appearance in a Green Lantern comic.

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Deathstroke The Terminator #23 (1993) First appearance of Janissary.

Deathstroke The Terminator Annual #2 (1994) First appearances of Gunfire, Ragnarok, Benjamin Nakashima, and Yvette DuBois.

Deathstroke The Terminator Annual #3 (1994) An Elseworld origin story. Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.

Deathstroke The Terminator #39 (1994) A Green Arrow appearance with a ridiculously cool cover from Ed Hannigan.

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Deathstroke The Hunted #0 (1994) “The Hunted” prologue. Speaking of great covers. Check this one out from Scott McDaniel. Interior pencils from Sergio Cariello. A great in house story line. First appearance of Ravager (Wade DeFarge).

Deathstroke #41 (1994) Here’s a very nice Deadshot cover appearance (and interior appearance). Pencils by Sergio Cariello.

Deathstroke #54 (1995) First appearance of Mourn.

Deathstroke #55 (1996) First appearance of Karrion.

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Deathstroke #58 (1996) Joker appearance and a solo Joker cover. Dave Johnson cover. A scarce, low print print issue.

Deathstroke #60 (1996) Last issue in series. Low print run.

Detective Comics #708 (1997) Deathstroke appears with Batman. Heart of Glass part 1. Lee Weeks cover art.

Nightwing #18 (1998) Second appearance in the Nightwing title. First in the previous issue, but Deathstroke appears on the cover here.

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Azrael #45 (1998) First appearance in an Azrael comic. Great cover.

Birds of Prey #22 (2000) First appearance in Birds of Prey series. Jackson Guice pencils and cover art.

Catwoman #94 (2001) First appearance of Deathstroke in Catwoman series. Low print run.

Villains United #1 (2005) An awesome 6 part series with Deathstroke front and center here with Deadshot and other great characters. Written by amazing writer Gail Simone and art by Dale Eaglesham. That cover by J.G. Jones and Laura Martin kicks all kinds of butt too. Buy this series, you’ll love it.

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52 #27 (2006) The origin of Black Canary story includes Deathstroke in it. And that’s not the best part. The best Part is Howard Chaykin on the art for this story and Mark Waid writes.

Superman/Batman Annual #1 (2006) Here’s the first annual from the popular Superman/Batman series. Check out the spectacular Ed McGuinness/Dexter Vines Deathstroke cover. This comic features Deadpool in it too. A DC Comic with Deadpool? Well it’s Deathstroke in a different universe with almost the same look and verbiage as Deadpool. Many fans mistook Deadpool at first being in this issue. There is information that actually list Deadpool being in this comic. Check it out!

Faces of Evil Deathstroke #1 (2009) A one shot issue with art from Georges Jeanty.

Deathstroke and the curse of The Ravager #1 (2011) Writer Jimmy Palmiotti on this three part Flashpoint series.

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Deathstroke #1 (2011) Deathstroke appears in his own short lived New 52 series. Lasting only 20 issues. First issue; Art by Joe Bennett, written by Kyle Higgins and cover by Simon Bisley. First appearance of Christoph.

Deathstroke #2 (2011) Introduction; Road Rage.

Deathstroke #8 (2012) Deathstroke’s daddy makes his first appearance; Nathaniel Wilson.

Batman The Dark Knight #4 (2012) Here’s an appearance done by the awesome David Finch.

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Team 7 #1 (2012) A Jim Lee variant featuring Deathstroke in the background.

Deathstroke #9 (2012) Rob Liefeld best known for his Deadpool creation, now on board to pencil/write the first version of Deadpool. He did the cover art as well. This lasted only 6 issues…..

Teen Titans #23.2 (2013) Silly numbering here, but great solo Deathstroke #1 cover by Alex Sinclair, Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira.

New Suicide Squad #1 (2014) This book is cooling down a bit after the Suicide Squad movie leaks have come out. Is there a lack of confidence here? Still an awesome comic regardless. Deathstroke graces the cover on the regular and variant.

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Deathstroke #1 (2014) The latest solo series by penciler/writer and cover artist Tony Daniel is ridiculously awesome. Tony becomes THE Deathstroke artist.

Deathstroke #2 (2015) First appearance of Red Fury.

Deathstroke #3 (2015) Tony Daniel regular and variant covers. That is all……and a Harley Quinn appearance.

Deathstroke #4 (2015) Harley Quinn teams up with Deathstroke. Team up cover by Tony Daniel.

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Have you’ve seen the new Thor: The Dark World movie? This movie was absolutely awesome. It’s setting up for so many things it’s almost too much to bear. The inner child within me was at an all-time high watching this film. The movie is by far the best Marvel movie of all Marvel movies besides the Avengers, in which is “1A” and Thor is “1B”. It was that good, simply amazing. What Marvel is doing, tying all of these movies together is almost historic like. It’s unfortunate that in-between great films we have to sit through movies like Iron Man 3. Won’t apologize for the opinion here, It’s an opinion…..deal. Iron Man 3 was very weak in comparison to the latest Thor film. This was bound to happen though. Eventually there will be a fail in the system somewhere. One of these Marvel Studio movies is going to fall flat (monetarily) at the box office. It’s inevitable. Why? because of a weak story, not because there are “too many comic book movies” (nonsense). But until that happens, we will have to endure the weak stories like the Iron Man 3’s when they do come out. Too many weak stories will eventually catch up, so Marvel Studios better be on top of their game and not throw together the Mandarin as a joke character and Pepper Potts glowing. Understood it’s an Iron Man movie, but the first two worked fine without too much of the tongue in cheek stuff. Let’s get back to basics here. I personally walked out of the theater after watching Thor The Dark World and spoke about it for about 30 minutes. There are memorable scenes, action sequences, storyline, and not once did I talk about the last Iron Man film afterwards. I probably did say “meh” or a few words of disappointment. I honestly can say, I don’t recall one memorable scene in that movie. The ending was a major disappointment with all of the suits flying around, wow that was bad. Although Tony does have a very weak rouge gallery which can actually hurt the franchise; have a team-up with Sub Mariner, Black Panther, etc. to offset the minimal selection one has with his gallery. Maybe that would work? Because another S.H.I.E.L.D. television show on the big screen is not going to cut it. Thor: The Dark World just set the bar higher……Go get em’ Cap, you’re up next.

It’s been all about the crazy giveaways here at InvestComics lately. A signed Chris Claremont Excalibur #1, a signed The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 by artist Georges Jeanty, and the best of all announced recently on the InvestComics Facebook page; a CGC 9.8 signature series Star Wars #1 (Dark Horse 2013) by Brian Wood! Thanks to Ratchet City Comics for making this contest possible! If you haven’t done so already and you’re a collector, you must visit the Ratchet City Comics new web page right HERE. You have to see the awesome display of CGC comics ready for the taking. Ratchet City Comics is also on Ebay, so be sure to check them out there as well! There is a stipulation regarding the CGC Sig Series giveaway though. It’s a small one, but let’s make it happen! The InvestComics Facebook page is above the 1600 Likes mark and we need to get to the 3000 mark by Christmas in order for this book to be given away. So it’s simple, you share, bring the total to 3000 by Christmas and YOU could possibly WIN the CGC Star Wars book. What a great gift to yourself, a loved one, an investment piece, and a fantastic way to ring in the New Year! Be sure to inform us that you shared the InvestComics Facebook page to be in the running. Click HERE for the news release on this contest. Let’s get to 3000, and good luck!

As mentioned quite a few times here on InvestComics, the variant covers are a bit of overkill to the hobby. But that said, there is a demand for them and comic companies have the right to make money. Who doesn’t like money right? With that in mind, there has been a recent influx of crazy covers and gimmicks coming out. Once again, companies are making money and good for them. Many of the speculators are now worried about the “crash” of the 90’s in the speculators market. I’m here to tell you, there is nothing to fear. Back in the 90’s comic books speculators were not as savvy as the ones of today. Do you still have those out there that buy 10 copies of a number one issue? Or maybe a hot issue? Or a 3D cover? Yes you do and those are the ones that are doomed to fail. Those speculators have no idea how this market works. I’m not going to go into a long dissertation on how and what to do because if you read the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks, you should have a grasp on what to do and what not to do. The true speculator knows how to collect in today’s market to make the most of their money. The collector that hoards, that falls in love with their 3D covers have a portfolio problem on their hands. Follow what InvestComics recommends, and you will be better off. Not to say that that we haven’t picked clunkers either, but a wiser investor makes more than they lose.

Another reason for a non 90’s crash? Warner Bros. and Disney wouldn’t allow it. The comic book markets haven’t seen this much attention in a long time. If the sales slump, the companies will make adjustments. If a comic shop orders too much of something, they too will cut back. The shops and collectors are very frugal with their dollar these days. The overspending will come at the hands of the collector looking to make a killing, they will fail and go away. The same goes with some retail shops. Some shops will order too may 3D covers and be stuck with a boatload of them for years to come, sooner rather than later going into the 50 cent long boxes.

So accountability is that so of the collectors, shops, and comic companies. The 90’s happened because of the greed that overtook each and every one of the aforementioned. There is a market for the speculators in the comic book world; it’s just a wiser one now. The greedy ones will fall by the wayside.

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Why the long talk about the 90’s you may ask? A couple of reasons, besides the variant covers this week and every week. Let hit DC Comics first then Valiant Comics in a bit. This week DC goes back to the well again with a “special cover”. Batman (2011 2nd Series) #25 will feature an embossed cover. Ask another question, why is that? Well because it’s issue #25? It has the Riddler in it?  Because the Zero Year “reaches a new level”?  All excuses that don’t really add up or warrant a gimmick cover, but DC Comics is going to cash in here again. The trick here is not to get caught up with the gimmick cover. The comic to go after is the Greg Capullo variant sketch cover. It’s only $95 retail, but signed and CGC graded (9.8 or higher) and you make some cash easily. On second thought here, grab the embossed cover too. It’ll probably go to a second print quickly, but sell the regular cover quickly on Ebay to make a flip. Sit on this a day or two too long and you’ll be stuck with it.

Superman Wonder Woman (2013) #2 has sold out on the retail level. This hot comic will continue to be hot until the whole idea of Superman being romantically linked with Wonder Woman wanes thin. Then again, many readers are not reading this comic for that reason; its good storytelling keeping this comic hot right now. How long will the hot commodity last? That’s a tough call, but until that happens, grab the sold out Tony Daniel sketch variant for $75. Do the same as the Bat book recommended above. And Forever Evil Arkham War (2013) #2 $10 variant is sold out on the retail level. No big deal here because this comic is extremely meaningless in the grand scheme of the aftermarket. Collectors should by this for the love of the series. The last of the DC Comics this week to take a look at is Green Lantern Corps (2011 2nd Series) #25. This comics focal point is on the villain Anarky. The villain was created by writer Alan Grant and artist Norm Breyfogle back in Detective Comics #608 (1989). And one more thing about the Green Lantern cover, doesn’t it bring you flashbacks to the Messiah Complex with Cable holding the baby? Scroll through the gallery of the Hot Picks and see for yourself.

Valiant Comics have been making some very serious noise with their amazing storytelling and art since their comeback. The biggest Valiant Comics event ever is about to take place on new comic book day. With the release of Unity (2013 Valiant) #1 Valiant is looking to cash in and cash in big. They understand that the market wants variant covers and wow are they supplying it. How about 13 variant covers here? Yes Valiant is banking and way to go! Remember the talk we had earlier about the non-informed “new” speculator that thinks they will make lots and lots of money? Well that guy/gal will probably buy all 13 issues. The Valiant Comics fan will buy all 13 copies (which they should or want to because they are simply fans and want their product!), and then you have InvestComics over here. Only two of these comics out of the 13 really need your attention here, for the investment side of course. Both are from the Legend Neal Adams. Get your hands on the sold out $75 Neal Adams Incentive variant and the $150 Neal Adams Black & White sketch Variant. Get a CGC witness to go with you to have Mr. Adams sign them and you’ll be all set. Be sure to get a high grade of course. NOW you’re all set, and as for the other 11 variants, unless there is a short run or a high demand on either the Bart Sears signature book ($25) or the exclusive ($10), not much to lay your money down on here.

Marvel’s 50th anniversary of the X-Men hits this Wednesday with X-Men Gold (2013) #1. Thought this would be a bigger deal, more hoopla, but okay. The big deal is found within the pages inside of this comic though. X-Men stories from Chris Claremont, Walter Simonson, Bob McLeod, Stan Lee, and many others. The $6 John Cassady variant is already sold out. Another sold out X-Men variant Marvel Knights X-Men (2013) #1 from Paolo Rivera. That comic will get $20 from you. Nothing spectacular here unless the MK X-Men title takes off. The Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-Man (2013) #1 variant is sold out; see MK X-Men #1.

Comics to definitely look out for this week are Umbral (2013 Image) #1, sold out at shops. A good showing on this comic can bring back good rewards for you. Noir (2013 Dynamite) #1 will be the same scenario. Right now it’s sold out at the retailer, including the ultra-rare 25 copy variant for $100. If this comic hits the mark with readers, look for that variant to fetch some big bucks. IDW’s Wraith Welcome To Christmasland (2013) #1 is sold out. There is a $15 variant to possible grab out there.

Rounding out the week we have Manifest Destiny (2013 Image) #1, All New Soulfire (2013 Aspen) #1, Clown Fatale (2013 Dark Horse) #1 (proving that covers don’t always sell a comic book because this comic is not sold out yet and looks like it’ll need a good showing to do so), and finally Protocol Orphans (2013 Boom Studios) #1. This comic is not sold out yet, or maybe it won’t be but a side note about this comic to leave you with. Newcomer Mariano Navarro will be the artist on this comic. He’s a nice talent. If you feel so inclined to search out his first work, it’s not that long ago. Look for Descendant #1 from Image Comics (2009) in the 50 cent boxes.

Invest wisely

Jay Katz        

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INVESTCOMICS TOP 10 LIST – NEW COMIC RELEASES AND BACK ISSUES FOR 10/30/13

Sandman_Overture_SandmanCome back each week for the top 10 in the speculation market in new releases and back issues for the week.

1 – Sandman Overture #1 (DC Vertigo)
2 – Fox #1 (Variant) (Red Circle)
3 – Superior Spider-Man #20 (Marvel Comics)
4 – Cataclysm #0.1 (Marvel Comics)
5 – Damian Son of Batman #1 (Variant) (DC Comics)
6 – Sandman #1 (1989) (DC Vertigo)
7 – Batman #656 (2006) (DC Comics)
8 – Captain America Living Legend #2 (Marvel Comics)
9 – Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 (1992) (Dark Horse Comics)
10 – Witchblade #170 (Top Cow)

Invest wisely,

Jay Katz

(Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. This article is used as a guide for investments and more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments should be used as a judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing and have fun.)

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The-Dawning-COVER-1-jpegFrom the looks of it on the social media circuit, Halloween ComicFest was a success. Was there any doubt it wouldn’t be?? Kudos goes out to all of the comic shops across the states that participated in this year’s event. Free comics will always be a good time!

Want some comic reviews regarding the free Halloween ComicFest books? Sure thing, click right HERE for the latest video comic book review show; FFFIC #117 (Halloween ComicFest Edition) and the latest reviews from this past Wednesday’s new releases with Sebastian Piccione.

And while on the topic of comic shops. InvestComics would like to direct your attention to a few comic shops that are now carrying the very first InvestComics Publications comic book The Dawning #1 in their stores! How cool is that??! Click on the stores that have the link attached to them and friend them on Facebook now. Super-Fly Comics and Games, Epic Loot Games and Comics, Dark Star Books, Sanctuary Comics, and Cards and Comics! Go now and support their Facebook page and their stores! More comic shops will be listed as they jump onboard to support the InvestComics Publications launch. Thanks guys/gals! If you’d like to purchase this hot book right now, click right HERE to purchase your copy now!

Lost in all of the hoopla of the New York Comic Con and the launching of the publication is the contest we have going! Check out last week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #191 for more details on that. Enter to win! If you don’t feel like jumping over, the prizes are for a Batman The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 SIGNED by artist Georges Jeanty and Excalibur #1 SIGNED by legend Chris Claremont! Share InvestComics everywhere and WIN!

Over the past week, InvestComics has been posting various videos from the New York Comic Con. Check out comedian/late night talk show host Pete Holmes right HERE. You MUST check out Pete’s Youtube page to watch his hysterical takes on Batman/Superman, Wolverine, and Gambit, priceless. Also posted were WWE stars and President of the WWE Studios right HERE, and Animal Planet’s team; Finding Bigfoot right HERE. Stay tuned for the animated team of Bob’s Burgers (hit show on Fox), and Stan Lee!! That’s right; Stan Lee will be coming up very soon!

Okay, so let’s talk about some comics……

InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release 10-30-13

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There was a comic book run that basically changed the landscape of comic books as we know them some 24 years ago. That comic book run was DC’s (Vertigo) Sandman from 1989. The ebb and flow of storytelling in comic books were changed forever in 1989. This was due for the reason of one man, Neil Gaiman. Neil is a storyteller; he has a pulse on what the reader yearns for. He sets moods, changes, flow and so much more. There are not enough words to describe this man’s legendary status. And quite frankly he doesn’t need words; he’s done enough for himself to establish his legend status in the comic book genre and in the publishing world as well. This week Neil visits familiar territory. Yes that’s right you guessed it, Sandman. Sandman Overture (2013) #1 will probably not break new ground, but what it will do is spark the interest of readers and collectors alike. Then again, maybe it will break new ground? Who knows with Mr. Gaiman? Here’s the nuts and bolts here folks, DC has spoken of Vertigo titles making it onto the big screen for a while now. What better way to start than right here, with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman? There have been many predictions within the InvestComics Hot Picks that have come to fruition (some not too), but to say that Sandman will definitely make it to a movie theater is not that far of a stretch, but it WILL happen. Sandman will become a film one day, and not only will it be spectacular, it will send the aftermarket into an absolute frenzy. This is why a collector should be on top on the 1989 Sandman #1 comic right now. Another book to be on top of is the Sandman Overture #1 variant from Dave McKean, a cool $125 for that variant, but can easily double with a 9.8 grade, and triple with a signature series. Not only will the Sandman Overture #1 heighten the interest of the already famous 1989 book, the movie to come will catapult it even more so. Thank me later. Don’t forget to let everyone know that InvestComics alerted you out on this one.

The recent “demise” of Damian was short lived and now the character has his own book coming out! Death in comics really doesn’t mean much, but you know this already. Anyways, Damian Son of Batman (2013) #1 will bring back the son of Bruce for a limited series, and then for sure a regular series down the line we’re guessing. Whether you’re a fan or not of the Damian character, one will have to stand up a bit and pay attention here. The character is a hot commodity, the collector should embrace this. The reader should just ignore him if they aren’t interested. The collector’s battle over the true first appearance of Damian rages on behind the scenes, but here’s the skinny. The only true answer lies within the money if you’re a speculator. The birth of Damian happened in Batman: Son of a Demon #1 in 1988 (not in DC continuity? Then maybe it is?), but according to the folks at CGC, they say that Batman #655 (2006) is the recognized cameo of Damian. The first full appearance of Damian is Batman #656. So with that, regardless of how the argument may want to flow, CGC is setting the precedence on the Batman comics #655 and #656 as the cameo and first, and this is where the money is going to be found because of the little inscription on the top of the casing. Buy the first Damian. It’s an uptick comic for years to come. Oh yes, one last thing. Pick up the Damian Son of Batman #1 Andy Kubert sketch variant at $60, grade it make money, simple as that. And finally from DC Comics this week, Forever Evil Argus (2013) #1 is sold out. The Forever Evil campaign continues to kill it on the shelves, well semi-disappear really. As the previous InvestComics Hot Picks have stated with the Forever Evil storyline, unless there is a major holy sh*t moment that really takes the genre by surprise, there will be no redeeming value (speculator) in any of the Forever Evil titles down the line. The true redeeming value here is a fantastic storyline.

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Marvel Comics stays busy this week with comics like Captain America Living Legend (2013) #2. This book will introduce an alien like thing. Not sure exactly what, but check it out. And look at that awesome cover too! Dan Slott promises that the new Superior Spider-Man (2012) #20 will seriously shake things up. As if things haven’t been shaken already?! Be sure to grab a copy to see how things are playing out. Another shake up looks to be occurring in Guardians of the Galaxy (2013 3rd Series) #8. Peter Quill will betray the entire Marvel Universe? Okay we’re interested. Cataclysm (2013 Marvel) #0.1 would be nice to write about, but the Marvel solicit is “classified”. The variant is sold out though, know that much! The new Bryan J.L. Glass Thor Crown of Fools (2013) #1 will be sold out on Thursday. Be sure to have your copy in hand or in your pull box.

Ash and the Army of Darkness return this week in Ash and the Army of Darkness (2013) #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. Talks of a new movie will boost interest for the original Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 from 1992. That’s 21 years ago. Feel old yet? The comic is mostly sold out across the board. Archie Comics had a huge success with the recent Archie zombie book Afterlife with Archie #1 (InvestComics informed that you’d get the variants, hope you did!). So what’s next to come you may ask? How about Fox (2013 Red Circle) #1? Yep, the Fox is running amuck and its best you catch it! Preferably the variant! Fox #1 is another hot comic folks. Don’t believe it? Check by Friday and see if there are any variants left for you. Oh yes, check Ebay on those, they’ll be over there probably. Incidentally, in case anyone is interested. Fox first appeared in Blue Ribbon Comics #4 way back in 1940. Good luck ever seeing that comic in your lifetime in near mint condition or in your lifetime period. There are a few comics that should be on your radar due to the low number left or their sold out status. Wildwork (2013 Antarctic Press) #1, Adventure Time Spoooktacular (2013) #1,and Wilder (2013 Monsterverse) #0.

Amazing artist Marc Silvestri pays homage to himself this week with the cover on Witchblade (1995) #170. If the cover doesn’t ring a bell (How could it not??!!), it’s original concept cover was featured on the Uncanny X-Men #251 with Wolverine stuck on the X and not a W. Awesome cover on both Marc!! See below to marvel in the beauty.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to share InvestComics across the social media because not only is it cool to do, but you can win some awesome prizes too! Batman The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 SIGNED by artist Georges Jeanty and Excalibur #1 SIGNED by legend Chris Claremont!!

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Jay Katz

InvestComics Hot Covers – New Releases 10-30-13

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New York Comic Con 2013 rundown: (don’t fret, InvestComics Hot Picks below too!)

Back from the New York Comic Con! Another year in the books, and boy was this year’s show spectacular. InvestComics along with Rafael Rosario of RatchetCity Comics dominated the floor with images, as well as come away with a few interviews. Interviews with the creative team of the hit animated series on Fox Bob’s Burgers, Late night host Pete Holmes (TBS), WWE stars Kane and Hornswoggle, WWE studio president Michael Luisi, Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska, Animal Planets’ Finding Bigfoot cast, and the SECOND (with a microphone this time!) interview with Stan “the man” Lee!! Yes it was a great time to say the least.

InvestComics put together a short video montage of various awesome photos taken by Rafael Rosario (with some bad photos taken by yours truly!). Many of the photos in the video do not give the viewer a “full display” of the picture. So there will be a post on InvestComics with a gallery of full displayed images coming soon. Until then, check out the video below. Some of the cosplay this year was simply outstanding. If you see someone you may know in the video, please share it with them.

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The crowds were plentiful as always at the show. Expansion will probably happen again either next year or shortly thereafter. The show itself is definitely becoming the San Diego Comic Con on the east coast. It’s more about the glitz and glamour of the media world rather than the comics themselves mostly. Yes the Image Comics/Marvel Comics booths were absolutely a mad house as they always are, but no signs of an actual “mad house” around the comic book booths tucked away in 3 aisles if that many. The comic booths did have some traffic, but it was nowhere as near as it was everywhere else. Yes the media outlets have taken over, and that’s okay too because it gives the comic book world extra juice. Especially small media…..

Small publishing media were doing their thing too! Creature Entertainment was constantly busy, as were their neighbor Cosmic Times. Be sure to look for those publishers at your local show, they are always making their rounds in the circuit. Our pals at Unstoppable Comics were doing very well as we checked in from time to time, as was our bud, our favorite colorist Jeff Balke! Jeff Kaufman of Big City Comics Studio was drawing all sorts of attention with his stellar graphic novel Angel Falling and his Whore book. And our friend; media mogul, owner of Hound Comics Brimstone was uber busy signing and making appearances everywhere. All and all, it was a busy show for everyone.

One of the more puzzling questions at the New York Comic Con this year; what happened to DC??! Yes DC Comics were nowhere to be found. Yes they had their little signing area WAY in the back area in artist alley, but no booth?? Very odd. Many fans were perplexed by this move. DC however, did have the “75 Years of Superman” display in the court by the coat and luggage check! Displayed in glass cases were all of the Superman costumes worn throughout the years from various Superman movies. Once you were over the amazement and coolness of it, it quickly became, “that’s it?” DC dropped the ball here. They could have had various Superman creators along with the displays present. It would have been a nice token/gesture to recognize the artist and writers of the past that have worked on making the Superman comic throughout the years. Have a free giveaway comic, have them sign it or talk to fans, take pictures. It’s quite absurd that Neal Adams (and many others) were sitting in the next room and he (they) weren’t sitting there for a little while to honor this momentous occasion. Rant TWDJokers_Daugtherover!

InvestComics got a hold of some very rare Walking Dead variants from the Image Comics booth. The Walking Dead #1 New York Comic Con variant has a print run of only 2000!! If you’re interested in buying one, you can head over to the InvestComics Ebay page right HERE and bid away! Remember only 2000 of these exist! Rare indeed.

Before heading off to New York Comic Con, InvestComics released our first ever InvestComics Publications comic The Dawning #1 by David Whalen. There have been many sales of the book and we will be shipping them out this week. So if you ordered please be patient. Thanks! Oh and just in case you missed the ordering details, click right HERE to order now!

Also before heading off to New York, InvestComics announced a new contest to win a  SIGNED Chris Claremont Excalibur #1! That’s right, legend Chris Claremont! If that doesn’t entice you, how about this? How about your chance to grab one of the hottest books out right now signed by the artist? How about Batman The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 SIGNED by artist Georges Jeanty?!! Yes this comic can be WON by YOU! Share the InvestComics website/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and all other social media anywhere and you will be entered to win! Be sure to (hashtag) #investcomics when you share. Each contest is separate though, The Excalibur and the Batman comic, so be sure to specify which comic you are after! Also alert InvestComics via Facebook or Twitter or here that you shared!

Onward we go!!

InvestComics Hot Picks for Comic Releases 10-23-13

So you missed that number one issue that InvestComics recommended you pick up. What were you thinking?! So now the question you may ask is what’s worse than a number one issue selling out and missing it? Well a number two issue selling out and missing it! Often times after a number one sells out, the interest tends to make the second issue a sellout as well. The tricky part here is, will the second issue hold up the series or will fans toss it because the story simply is not enough for them to stick around. If the story holds up, then you are definitely onto something as far as the aftermarket is concerned. Case in point this week with Rat Queens (2013 Image) #2, Sex Criminals (2013) #2, and Other Dead (2013 IDW) #2. Image Comics are simply killing it. They have put out more aftermarket greatness in the past couple of years than many can count. They continue to do so this week with these releases. Do not get caught short here, especially with any of the hot books that contain any variants. Get the variants CGC graded (9.8 or better a must), signature series (9.8 or better a must), and sell them for double/triple the value easily.

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While we are on topic of number two issues, what gives with DC Universe vs Masters of the Universe (2013) #2? A “Top Secret” black cover obviously reveals nothing and because of this it’s essentially sold out already? Justice League makes an appearance, but wow, it’s a He-Man comic and it’s sold out. Let that sink in folks. But with a legend writer Keith Giffen on the book, it makes sense too.

DC’s lone number one comic to make it to the Hot Picks this week is Beware The Batman (2013) #1. An all ages Batman comic that has the SOLD OUT sign up on the variant. No sold out sign for Marvel’s Marvel Now What (2013) #1, but a fun comic read nonetheless! Marvel will “change things FOREVER” in Iron Man (2012 5th Series) #17. The last part of the Secret Origin of Tony Stark storyline. And going back to DC, we have Justice League Dark (2011) #24 with the New Justice League Dark. Is that really the cover? The white sound? Hmmm, okay.

Samurai Jack makes his triumphant return in Samurai Jack (2013 IDW) #1. Jack’s first comic appearance came back in DC’s Samurai Jack Special #1 (2002). If the world is ready for Jack in a big way, the number one special will be……special.

Pretty Deadly (2013 Image) #1 and Velvet (2013 Image) #1, both from Image Comics are…..you guessed it, SOLD OUT! Velvet #1 includes writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting! Each week the same format rings true here; buy Image Comics. Be sure to stay on top of these Image Comics, it won’t be long before they open that huge movie studio and start cranking out these comics into cinema beauty. Hey, you never know!

Another zombie book will make its way into the comic book world this week. On the verge of a sellout, be sure to check out Zombie War (2013 IDW) #1. And Conan fans get a new book to read this week from awesome writer Fred Van Lente, Conan People of the Black Circle (2013 Dark Horse) #1.

See you next week! Don’t forget to hit that contest up! And sign up to the InvestComics newsletter too!

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Jay Katz    

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MegaCon 2013 Autographs

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If you are a regular InvestComics monthly newsletter subscriber you found out before everyone else about the very cool things in store for you the fan. Pictured above are the cool giveaways (and one special auction) that will be happening for the next few months. Included in the awesome bunch is the InvestComics One & Done Anthology signed right on the cover by some of the industry’s best. This Anthology which rose over $250 so far for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will be auctioned off on Ebay with the proceeds going to the CBLDF. Hang tight for that auction (Lots of giveaway contest beforehand). The auction announcement will be splashed all over the InvestComics landscape, so you won’t miss it when it does happen. So who did exactly sign that cover you ask? How about Dan Parent, Chuck Dixon, Billy Tucci, Neal Adams, Alex Saviuk, Nelson Ortega, Terry Cronin, Ethan Van Sciver, Georges Jeanty, Adam Hughes, Rob Hunter, Jim Cheung, Gail Simone, Bob Layton, Whilce Portacio, Rick Osman, Frank Tieri, Bob McLeod, Jimmy Palimotti, Chris Claremont, Mark Bagley, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, George Perez, and Paul Pelletier. And to top off the list, I (Jay Katz) will sign the inside. That’s quite the list there isn’t it?? As for the other comics shown; New Excalibur #1 signed by the Legend himself Chris Claremont, Villains United #1 signed by Gail Simone (Interview on InvestComics Youtube coming!), Tales of the Teen Titans #44 signed by the Legend George Perez, Nightwing Target #1 signed by Chuck Dixon, Freelancers #3 signed by Eric Esquivel (Interview on InvestComics Youtube now! And the comic is up for grabs too right now!), Wonder Woman #169 signed by Legend George Perez, Robin II #1 signed by Chuck Dixon,  and last but not least, Vincent Price House of Horrors #1 signed by colorist Jeff Balke and Writer/CEO of InvestComics Jay Katz! Whew! And finally how about an autograph from Terry Cronin? (Offered up right now!) Or maybe you’re a fan of the Walking Dead? How about an autograph from Zombie walker Michael Koske?! Yes lots to take in, but be sure to enter these contests to win.

HOT PICKS

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Okay Hot Picks time. There are certainties in life. The character Thanos is one such case. So is the fact that last Sunday InvestComics informed you guys/gals that East of West #1 is a not to miss book. Yes, listen to the Broker when he tells you about the certainties in the collectors market. It’ll do your wallet some good. So getting back to Thanos now, if you ever doubted anything in the speculation market, this one would not be the one to doubt. If you don’t own or are thinking about owning Iron Man #55, stop thinking and do it. I cannot stress enough how much Thanos is going to make an impact on the movie side of things. The best comparison to make here is actually quite simple. Thanos will be the modern day Darth Vader. I have said this before and I will keep saying it. Thanos’ impact in the theaters will directly impact the back issue market. This said, this week Thanos Rising (2013) #1 will be altering the Marvel Universe as we know it. Yes that villain Thanos is going to bring it and you better be ready. This dude is a bad ass.

…..More certainties this week; Harbinger Wars (2013) #1. This comic will be a quick sell out, so you better grab one off the shelf before they disappear.

Superior Spider-Man (2012) #7 will see the return of Cardiac. The first appearance of Cardiac came in Amazing Spider-Man #342. Want to feel old? This comic was penciled by Erik Larsen 23 years ago!! 1990….23 years ago!! Wow.

DC Comics celebrates with a special issue of Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #19. “Mystery of the 900!” Umm, okay.

….More certainties this week; Regular Show #1. This book will be harder to find than any other in the aftermarket for cover price after Wednesday. Yep.

So with Venom (2011 Marvel) #33 we get the ol’ homage cover thingy going. Isn’t that nice? One little thing here though. Spawn #222 a few issues ago did the same exact thing. Two comics in such close proximity of each other paying homage to Todd McFarlane’s (paid himself homage; he’s proud of himself) Amazing Spider-Man #316. Click on the collage below to see a bigger image of all 3 covers side by side. Which one do you like best?

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Okay so wrapping up. How about a bunch of number one and number zero issues to look out for? Miss Fury (2013 Dynamite) #1 (Look at that cover – holy assets Batman!), Robyn Hood vs Red Riding Hood (2013 Zenescope) #1, Steam Wars (2013 Antarctic Press) #0 (interesting concept here, Star Wars theme = sold out), Tales of Fear (2013 Aazurn) #1, Unleashed (2013 Zenescope) #0, Snow Angel (2013 Dark Horse) #0, Last of Us American Dreams (2013 Dark Horse) #1, andPolarity (2013 Boom) #1. 

 

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Jay Katz

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HOT COVERS 

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InvestComics – March 2013 Newsletter

           

InvestComics – March 2013 Newsletter

Welcome Fans!

Back from a very busy/productive Comic Convention, Orlando MegaCon. Being busy and productive equates to a lot of awesomeness1&Done for YOU the Fan! First up is the Superstar studded signed cover of InvestComics’ Anthology One & Done. To date the Anthology has raised over $250 for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. With this Superstar signed cover, we intend to raise some more money for CBLDF! This Anthology will go on Ebay to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to CBLDF. Here is the list of names that proudly signed the cover: Dan Parent, Chuck Dixon, Billy Tucci, Neal Adams, Alex Saviuk, Nelson Ortega, Terry Cronin, Ethan Van Sciver, Georges Jeanty, Adam Hughes, Rob Hunter, Jim Cheung, Gail Simone, Bob Layton, Whilce Portacio, Rick Osman, Frank Tieri, Bob McLeod, Jimmy Palimotti, Chris Claremont, Mark Bagley, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, George Perez, and Paul Pelletier. And InvestComics CEO Jay Katz signs the inside! Now THAT is a list! Stay tuned for the announcement of the auction on the website. Pictures of the creators signing the Anthology will accompany the announcement. ……Bid often, it’s for a great cause and is a very nice collector’s item! 

Then there are the contest giveaways. And are they some very cool comics….

All of the actual signed comics are pictured in this newsletter are the actual books that fans will be vying for. Starting with New Excalibur #1 signed by the Legend himself Chris Claremont, Villains United #1 signed by Gail Simone (Interview on InvestComics Youtube coming!), Tales of the Teen Titans #44 signed by the Legend George Perez, Nightwing Target #1 signed by Chuck Dixon, Freelancers #3 signed by Eric Esquivel (Interview on InvestComics Youtube coming!), Wonder Woman #169 signed by Legend George Perez, Robin II #1 signed by Chuch Dixon,  and last but not least, Vincent Price House of Horrors #1 signed by colorist Jeff Balke and Writer/CEO InvestComics Jay Katz! Yes there are a lot of potential books to win on InvestComics. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled to the InvestComics Facebook page for contest runs.Titans

Besides the contest, there will be a few interviews going up. InvestComics already posted the (Mr. Incredible Hulk); Lou Ferrigno interview. Click right HERE to check that out. Also had some fun with the King of all Indie Terry Cronin. Click HERE to watch that. There is also a giveaway with Terry’s signature to coincide with that interview. Take a look at the latest InvestComics Hot Picks #262 for details on that right HERE. Also up right now is a Tom Mumme (The Accelerators & Comic Book Men)! Take a look HERE at that. Like the Walking Dead? How about an interview with Walking Dead zombie actor Michael Koske?! And also a chance to WIN his autograph! How about an interview with BOOM! Studios’ Eric Esquivel? Oh yes and win his signed comic Freelancers #3 (pictured below), how about and interview with Buck Rodgers himself Gil Gerard?! This particular interview also features Big City Comics CEO Jeff Kaufman too! The interview is by far the funniest, unpredictable, unscripted InvestComics interview to date. By a long shot folks…..it’s a must watch. Then there is the awesome Gail Simone interview too! How about a Jimmy Palimiotti interview as well? And Legend Pat Broderick? Yes we have him too.

A very special thanks goes out to Sebastian Piccione (Sunday Knight Comics) for hosting many of the interviews, he was a trooper, losing his voice and all. There were two discoveries that occurred at the show as well. 1; Dirk Grobb. He is a phenomenal artist. Fans need to know who this guy is and buy commissions from him if you see him at a show. Not only can he draw, but he’s a super cool dude too! 2; Brianna Floss. This girl did a couple of interviews for InvestComics and was great! She too is a super nice gal and will hopefully stay close to InvestComics for some more interviews because she’s an undiscovered talent! We don’t want to share! Thanks Bri!! Now go LIKE these two awesome people on Facebook right now! Rick Shea and Shaun Sorenson from Famous Faces and Funnies for having me tag along on your fun times around Orlando. Beating all of you guys at mini golf was one of the highlights of my golf career!

Well that’s about it for now. Stay with the website and Facebook page for all of the contest/interviews coming your way!

There will be more images coming out of the InvestComics Publication camp as well! Very awesome artwork coming from David Whalen’s “The Dawning” as well as cover art from Jay Katz’ “The Hunted”.

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10 Questions with Georges Jeanty

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Georges Jeanty stops by InvestComics’ 10 For The Pros.

10 For The Pros 

Georges Jeanty – Artist/Writer 

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After majoring in the Fine Arts , at Miami-dade University, he considered a career in acting, but decided to use his artistic talent to pursue a career as a commercial artist.
His first break in comics was Paradigm #1 (1994) published by Caliber Comics. Soon after, he worked on some of the bad girl books at London Night Studios. Laying his artistic hands on various London Night characters such as Poizon, Stryke and Razor.
His earlier Marvel work also included a Gambit mini-series (also an X-man) and Deadpool- the “merc with a mouth” After receiving rave reviews for his stint on Deadpool, Georges continued his mutant-mania with Weapon X and another Gambit project-this time as an ongoing monthly comic series.
Georges now works FULL time on Dark Horses Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

 

 

10forthepros3.gif1. What are you working on (creatively) right now?

(GJ) I am working on Buffy at the moment (no surprise there!) She will be all I do for the remainder of the year.

2. If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be?

(GJ) When I was a kid I just idolized the Thing form the Fantastic Four. I mean I was a freak for him. I thought he was the coolest because he was so strong! I always wondered what it would be like to be strong like that. I mean he could pick up buildings! Sure Hulk and Thor were stronger (you can tell I was a Marvel zombie), but they just didn’t look as cool as the Thing. Mind you this was from a kid’s point of view, so I never really understood the tortured monster/man ideals, he was cool. He didn’t have to be real. Then I read Paul Chadwick’s Concrete years later and realized what a trauma it would have been to be the Thing, but in a weird way he made it look even cooler!

10forthepros4.gif3. Do you have a routine that you follow before or during work?

(GJ) Just that I get up in the mornings and come to work and sit in front of the table and draw! Not watch movies, not play video games, not talk to people for hours on line, just draw. So far it’s worked out pretty well.

4. Who is your favorite creator to work with?

(GJ) I love working with Joss Whedon. He’s really giving and has allowed me to contribute to the Buffy universe in ways that I would have never thought possible. Forever on I will have had a hand in creating some of the Buffy canon!

5. In your opinion, do you feel that the movie industry is doing a good job with the Comic Book movies?

(GJ)For the most part yes. And that’s not just with the Superhero movies. I’ve really liked all the comics that have been adapted into movies, books like Road To Perdition and the Surrogate come to mind as good adaptations.

10forthepros2.gif6. What comic book hero/villain do you want to see on screen?

(GJ) I would love to see Paul’s Concrete on the big screen. I know there was a script floating around for a few years now, so who knows? I worked on the Gambit book for a while and I always thought he would make a great movie and I think Wolverine proved just that. I would love to see a Prince Namor film. I love the sea and would love to see what Hollywood would do to it.

7. Which part of your job do you find most stressful?

(GJ) Working when you don’t want to. Drawing is a largely creative thing and it comes from having talent, but it is the worst feeling in the world when you have to force that talent when you don’t feel it because of a deadline, that can get stressful!

8. What advice could you give for a creator trying to break into the industry?

(GJ) Start when you’re young enough to not worry about struggling. This is a field (when you break in) by the young. All the old dogs who are still in the biz have been around for a while. It’s very rare you’ll see an older person breaking into the biz, but if you’re good you’re good no matter what age, so be honest with yourself, about your work before you go and put so much effort into breaking in.

10forthepros1.gif9. “My best Investment in life was…….”

(GJ) Was that I never had a safety net. Not the most secure thing, but I never had a choice. It was either succeed or die.

10. Have anything you’d like to plug?

(GJ) I have a web site that will keep you updated on all things Georges www.kabalounge.com Oh, and keep reading Buffy!

Bonus Questions!


Who were your influences breaking into the Industry?

(GJ) How much time you got? I have so many. I’ll keep it to comic for simplicity. In no particular order. John Bryne, Frank Miller, Walt Simonson, Michael Golden, Milo Manara, Mobius, Steranko, Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, Adam Hughes, Alan Davis, P Craig Russell and so on….

Digital or Paper?

(GJ) I still draw on paper, thank god!

 

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