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sborockBreaking news from BleedingCool.com has many comic fans feeling a bit emotional about what recently occurred. CGC has become the exclusive grader at C2E2 and Emerald City Comic Con. Meaning that the ‘other’ grading company; CBCS is not allowed to set up within the confines of those buildings. A bit startling for many fans of CBCS to say the least. We reached out to the president and primary grader of CBCS, Steve Borock, to see what he thinks.

InvestComics: Hi Mr. Borock, How’s it going these days?

Fantastic, thanks! That said, please call me Steve, as I am just another hobbyist with a great gig.

(IC): Great, Steve it is! Let’s jump right into the news this past week. It seems to many onlookers that CGC is monopolizing the market from a business point. They signed an exclusive deal with ReedPop as the exclusive grading company at two conventions; C2E2 and ECCC through 2019. What does this mean for CBCS not being able to provide a service at these shows for their customers that choose CBCS and not CGC as their go to grading company?

(SB) Well, first, the “onlookers” are absolutely correct. CGC, with the help of ReedPop, are trying to monopolize the market under the guise of “This is what collectors want.” This is untrue from the comments on social media, the emails CBCS and CGC have received, and the collectors and sellers I have talked with. In my humble opinion, it’s an “anti-trust” lawsuit just waiting to happen. If ReedPop wants to name our competitor their official grading service and want them to be the ones doing “On-site” grading, that’s fine, but banning CBCS from the floor of their shows is not healthy for our hobby or what many people want.

star_wars_1_investcomics-1nm98To answer your other question, this does not mean that the collecting community will not have a choice. We will be making a big announcement very soon about how the sellers and collectors who only want to certify their comic books through CBCS at these shows will be able to do so.

(IC): Do you foresee a ‘slab war’ as some fans are calling it or is there enough room for everyone?

(SB) The term “Slab wars” is just hype. Period. It’s divisive and not healthy for our great hobby. We all grew up reading about good verses evil, no one wants a “war” except people who feed on that kind of thing. I do not and CBCS does not. There is room for everyone and everyone should have choices. CGC (the company I helped create) wants to be the only game in town, and they realize they now have real competition for the first time since they opened. They are afraid, and once again, in my opinion, are afraid because they no longer own the entire market, but just a huge chunk of it. They have never had enough genuine concern about another grading service before, because those companies were not composed of real specialists and true hobbyists with the ethics and a love for our hobby that CBCS has.

screenhunter_727-nov-21-13-55(IC): Would CBCS ever sign an exclusive deal with a particular convention(s) as a means to ensure that you’re not left on the outside looking in?

(SB) We have been asked before if we want to have CGC left out of a convention and have always said “No.” As I stated before, we at CBCS are true hobbyists that believe collectors and sellers should have choices. Picture your local supermarket as a convention. You don’t walk in and just see Coke, you also see Pepsi, RC Cola, and more. People want choices and the conventions should give them the choices they want.

Look, this is a “David vs Goliath” scenario, except this time Goliath (CGC) is afraid of David (CBCS), not the other way around.

(IC): With a recent bump in the proverbial road for CGC, the ‘you won’t like the results….’, what is your take on that?

(SB) I think it was a pretty strange thing to state and a very clear look into how CGC feels and works. I will let the collecting community make up their own minds about those statements. Our community is smart enough to read between the lines.

(IC): Knowing that bashing another company is never beneficial for any professional outfit, which CBCS does not do and we respect CBCS as a company as we do CGC, we ask you, why should a potential customer prefer CBCS over CGC as their grading company of choosing?

web-of-spider-man(SB) Because we are better! (laughs) Really, it’s a matter of choice and trust. We have some of the most knowledgeable and honest hobbyists in the world working at CBCS. Our holder is crystal clear and archival safe. We care about every comic that comes in the door, whether it’s worth $100,000 or just a dollar, because that comic means something to the owner, and we respect that.

AS to you first question, here’s the deal…. CBCS never bashes CGC because it’s bad for business and for our hobby. Hell, When people come over to the CBCS booth at conventions with magazines and Undergrounds, books we do not certify yet, we do one of two things: Walk them over to CGC or send them over to CGC.

(IC): So what’s coming down the pike for CBCS? Where can we meet the crew next and beyond?

(SB) There are a bunch of things we are working on at the moment, but we want to announce them when the time is right and not give our esteemed competition a “Head’s up”.

As to where and when you can meet and talk to the CBCS crew, there will be many, many chances in the coming year.

This Thanksgiving weekend I am giving up my vacation to fly out to “I Like Comics” in Washington state (Great store!) for a charity event to meet and greet with other hobbyists this Friday & Saturday and raise money for comic artist Rebecca Woods. I really dig doing charity work in our hobby and have been doing so for many, many years. We can all be superheroes in our own way.

CBCS will be doing most major conventions through the next year and even many small shows. Keep an eye on our website (www.cbcscomics.com) and our Facebook page (CBCScomics) for all the events and conventions we will be doing. Our “News & Events” page is updated as soon as we confirm a show appearance.

(IC): Thank you Steve, we’ll see you soon!

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Once Our Land #1 – Another good story from Scout Comics and another short print run is causing some waves in the aftermarket. This sold out comic will be sought after like the other very very successful Scout Comic; Henchgirl. Henchgirl has blown up on Ebay and InvestComics had your back since issue one with that series.

Norman #2 – We asked that you check out Norman #1 as it was sold out before it hit the new comics shelf. Interesting sadistic story. The same applies here with issue number two. Titans Comics has a hit on their hands because Norman #2 is also sold out. Short print run here will put it in demand.

Betty & Veronica #1 – Adam Hughes begins his writing and art on this new Archie series. 20+ variants are available for your picking. The regular Hughes cover rocks in our opinion and is the best of the overzealous variant print run. Regardless of variants, this series will will something for both the reader and speculator. Archie Comics hits a home run here.

Snotgirl #1 – This awesome title alone will turn heads on Wednesday. Look for this title to be a possible sleeper. New artist Leslie Hung looks like a winner and writer Bryan Lee O’Malley will give us a story that entails a beautiful woman, a social media star, with an allergy problem. A booger problem. So gross, yet so inviting.

Brickleberry #1 – The Dynamite Entertainment B&W variant offering of this comic is sold out. A good read in store for us.  

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IC 100 Club Pick:  Wolverine Origins #1 (CGC 9.8) Signed by Joe Quesada.

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Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey Rebirth #1

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Deadpool And The Mercs For Money Vol 2 #1

Solo, Slapstick, and Foolkiller – First appearances.

Star Wars #21

Spider-Man #6

Squadron Supreme #9

Batman #3

New Suicide Squad #22

Justice League #1

Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey Rebirth #1

Hellblazer Rebirth #1

Faith Vol 2 #1

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Henchgirl #9

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Oblivion #1

Chronos Files Time Trail #1

Hunt #1

Grant Morrisons Avatarex Destroyer Of Darkness #1

Groo Fray Of The Gods #1

Black Hammer #1

Sombra #1

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IC 100 Club Pick: Wolverine Origins #1 (CGC 9.8) Signed by Joe Quesada. Granted this comic doesn’t really hold any big significance in the collectors market, but it is an upper grade Wolverine comic signed by Joe Quesada for only $84.96! That’s a great buy. Get it before it’s gone. 

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InvestComics gave a heads up to readers and speculators back in January regarding recent news from Marvel within the past few days. How do we know or do this so often? We’re good at this. We gave our fans a heads up in January’s InvestComics Hot Picks #409 (and MANY times thereafter) about Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #1. Not so much about how awesome this series would be, but about the supporting cast. We said (again, in MANY articles following HP #409) that Deadpool was setting up his crew members for possible books themselves. Well, it’s happening. Solo, Slapstick, and Foolkiller will be getting their own titles. Not many of their first appearances available on Ebay since we tipped everyone off, but try anyway, click those links or comic covers. Anyway, back to this coming Wednesday. Deadpool And The Mercs For Money Vol 2 #1 will hit. We say pick this comic and series up because it’s going to be a blast like the first volume.
New Stormtroopers and a new artist; Jorge Molina. Star Wars #21. We’re right there.
Spider-Man #6, Miles Morales chooses a side in Civil War II.
If you’re a Namor fan and are still reeling from his untimely death, worry no more. Squadron Supreme #9 will be your prelude to ‘Finding Namor’. Not Nemo silly….Namor. 

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The new Batman title is sort of picking up where the last series left off. Not in the sense of storyline, but in regards to the demand and attention it’s getting. Writer Tom King and artist’s David Finch/Matt Batt Banning are maintaining a level of interest for the readers as well as some speculators. We will keep informing speculators that we think it’s just a question of time before Gotham and Gotham Girl get their own solo or team-up title. These are early appearances by the hot new duo in Gotham. Batman #3 out this Wednesday, get them while you can.
Harley Quinn is the focal point in the last issue of New Suicide Squad. Check out New Suicide Squad #22 and see how it all ends…..for now.
DC’s Justice League #1 comes with creative firepower. Bryan Hitch writes and Tony Daniel draws the pictures.

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Squadron Supreme #9

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Star Wars #21

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DC’s Rebirth continues to kick butt and take names. Here’s what to look for this week;
Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey Rebirth #1. Writers Shawna Benson/Julie Benson and art by Claire Roe. Hellblazer Rebirth #1; Writer Simon Oliver and pencils by Moritat.

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Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey Rebirth #1

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Justice League #1

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New Suicide Squad #22

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Hellblazer #1

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Does it get any better, seriously, than Betty & Veronica #1 this Wednesday? Adam Hughes writes and pencils this awesomeness from Archie Comics. A ridiculous amount of variants to choose from, 20+ at last count, but our fav is the regular Adam Hughes cover!
Dynamite Entertainment’s Brickleberry #1 looks interesting. Definite check out on the shelf material. Remember, no reading comics by the new comics! Glance through….they’re watching you.
The new Image Comics title will have all the new comic buyers turning their heads and saying, ‘huh?’ out loud. Check out Snotgirl #1. Yes that’s right, Snotgirl. Not a typo. Not Shotgirl, Snot. As in booger. A gorgeous female lead character with an allergy problem. Yes for real. This is a definite pick-up on Wednesday.
Valiant Entertainment did extremely well with their first Faith mini-series. Now witness Faith’s first ongoing series ever with Faith Vol 2 #1. This series will fair well with fans, they’ve taken a tremendous liking to the Faith character. Look for the introduction of a new villain in this issue as well. Plenty of great variants to choose from.

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Faith #1

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Hentchgirl #9

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Snotgirl #1

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We have informed you about Henchgirl (Scout Comics) since the number one issue. We remind you every month how we called this one. Now it looks like Henchgirl will be headed to Dark Horse. Henchgirl #9 comes out this Wednesday and it’s sold out already. With Henchgirl coming from Scout Comics this week comes another sold out comic; Once Our Land #1. Good luck getting this book at cover price.

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Then there is this little boy named Norman we warned you about (Norman #1) last month. A sadistic-psychopath little boy that kills people. Titan Comics releases Norman #2 and this is sold out already.
Action Lab/Danger Zone continue to put out quality/fun comics every week. Their new release Oblivion #1 is no exception. Tim Seeley writing with artist Romina Moranelli. Looks like that George Takei variant image cover will be in demand too.

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Oblivion #1

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Once Our Land #1

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Brickleberry #1

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Rsya Walker, best selling author releases Chronos Files Time Trail #1 from Jet City Comics.

Here are more new comics to check out this Wednesday. Hunt #1 (Image Comics). Grant Morrisons Avatarex Destroyer Of Darkness #1 (Graphic India). Groo Fray Of The Gods #1 (Dark Horse). Black Hammer #1 (Dark Horse). Sombra #1 (Boom Studios).

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Avatarex Destroyer Of Darkness #1

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Chronos Files Time Trail #1

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Groo Fray Of The Gods #1

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Hunt #1

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If there is one comic you will buy this week it should be Avengers No More Bullying (2014) #1. Not because of the monetary value it brings, but because of the value of life it could bring. Being a statistic of bullying in my life, I cannot stress this enough to buy this comic and share it with your children. Teach them that bullying is unacceptable. Teach them they are not alone. Even if you do not have children, buy it and give it to a child you may know. Buy a few copies and give it to a teacher you may know at a school. Give some to your neighbors who have children, I don’t care. Saving one child’s life due to bullying is a win. Kudos to Marvel for doing this project. It’s a tremendously important topic that needs more addressing. Please buy this. Share it, give it away, pass it on.

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A new year means a new beginning. In the case of the comic book world, a new beginning many of us were not really asking for, but we’re receive anyway. Ant-Man (2014 Marvel) #1 will bring Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man) front and center. The comic will come complete with its ridiculous 8 variant covers, which will not be worth squat in the long run. Do not get caught up in the variants here, you will lose money. Get a high grade/signature series and dump it while it’s hot for a little while.

Ant_Man_InvestComics Marvel_Premiere_47_InvestComicsSo not only did fans not ask for this comic, but the movie as well. Not so much asking per say, but a demand. The Ant-Man movie will probably do well (maybe), but what if it doesn’t? Here’s the thing folks, when will the Marvel Studios winning streak stop? Not trying to be a negative Nancy here, just a realist. One of these years, Marvel will not make back its money from one of their films. What happens then? The mouse will not be a happy camper that’s for sure. Disney likes money and their Marvel cash cow is making them tons of it. A clunker means what then? A slowdown on the comic book movie production maybe? Everyone (Fanboys especially) can pretend that every Marvel movie will be a hit, but no one is talking about what if they actually fail to reach the audience or actually have a movie the majority of moviegoers do not embrace? Once the first failure comes into play, the comic book market will change drastically. Many collectors have paid top dollar for a Marvel Premiere #47 (1979); the first appearance of the NEW Ant-Man (Scott Lang) and that seems to be a big risk to this speculator. A second rate character that never commanded the spotlight, but yet is being forced into one. Here’s the only way your Marvel Premiere #47 will get you a return. First, the movie has to show substantial gains and even then it does not equate to a big return. The second and more important trend to follow with Ant-Man is whether he will be on the new Avengers team after or during the Avengers Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 2018/2019. Will Phase 3 for Marvel lead into a new Avengers team? Robert, Chris, Scarlet, Mark, Samuel and the gang will not stay on forever. Will Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel and Ant-Man make up for most of the new team? So if Scott Lang is to stick around for a while and play a major role within the Marvel Studio films, complete with toys and promotion, Marvel Premiere will hold its value. If Scotty is left by the wayside, a one and done, a poor showing at the ticket booth, well then Ant-Man is back to being, dare I say it? Small.

Marvel_Super_Heroes_1_InvestComics Squirrel_Girl_InvestComicsHere’s a mind boggling back issue I completely don’t understand. I urge anyway to please fill me in because I probably missed something. Marvel Super-Heroes #8 (1991). What is it with the first appearance of Squirrel Girl? A 9.8 signature series is at a buy it now price of $380?? What? Why?? Raw NM copies are selling for $90 or above. What gives here anyway? The only redeeming value I see is that Steve Ditko was the co-creator of the character. Yes THE Steve Ditko drew, wrote and inked the short story. With that, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2014) #1 debuts this Wednesday. Squirrel Girl’s first solo comic. That’s 24 years in the making. Look for the comic to sell out and get any of the variants signed and graded. If the new solo series takes off, look for Marvel Super-Heroes #8 to be an even more expensive get. This could be the next big female character aftermarket book.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) #12 and Spider-Man 2099 (2014 2nd Series) #7 will continue the Spider-Verse saga. Read it and love it.

Operation Sin (2014 Marvel) #1 will focus its spotlight onto Woodrow McCord. Just in case this dude turns out to be an important player down the rode someday, you’ll want to get Original Sin #5 as that’s his first appearance.

Spider_2099_InvestComicsFans of the steampunk lure will have to grab a copy of Steam Tales (2014 Antarctic Press) #1. It’s sold out. Other great reads/number one issues to check out this week; Ixth Generation (2014 Image) #1, Feathers (2014 Boom) #1, and Wolverines (2014 Marvel) #1.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz 

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 11/19/14

Capital Grading Services has a private signing with the legendary Kevin Eastman! That’s right, the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is on our turf! Read more about the signing and how to get your books over to Capital Grading Services to get your books signed and sent off to be graded by CBCS. Stay tuned for a huge announcement as our next superstar will step to the plate soon for a private signing with Capital Grading Services. Follow Capital Grading Services on the websites right HERE or on Facebook right HERE for updates on upcoming events. What an amazing 2015 we have in store for collectors. Stay tuned and stay close.

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Wonder Woman (2011 4th Series) #36 will be a huge book this week. Besides having the amazing superstar David Finch take over the creative duties on the series, there will be major introductions of characters and villains appearing. With a Wonder Woman movie coming in a few years, it’s a safe bet to assume that there will be some hot WW comics along the way. This one being one of them. It won’t have any affect on the movie what’s so ever because the script has already been handed in. But, that said, last minute changes happen often and maybe they borrow from the new direction here? Highly unlikely, but this doesn’t matter. WW books will heat up if DC continues to breath new life into the character and the series. With the Awesome David Finch at the helm and the new characters/villains in the mix, yes this is a very very big start. Buy this on Wednesday. Buy it.

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So with Wonder Woman making her noise this week in a big way, how would the other guys answer the bell? With Spider-Woman (2014 5th Series) #1 of course. Not only will readers and collectors alike receive the return of the best Spider-Woman ever in Jessica Drew in her own series, but another character that InvestComics, yes that’s right InvestComics called quite a while ago to stock up on; Silk. I informed everyone here that Silk will be a force to be reckoned with within the Spidey universe. Well so much so, that not only will she appear in the hot number one issue here, but Silk will be getting her own series down the road. How does InvestComics do this? We are the best that’s why. Reiterating the past InvestComics Hot Pick(s), I tell you now, Buy Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2014) and Amazing Spider-Man #4 now before it’s too late. Get the variants signed and graded as also for the aforementioned comic above and flip them. Money to be made here with both Wonder Woman #36 and Spider-Woman #1 variants if done quickly and concisely.

Planet_Venom_InvestComics Spidey_VenomPlanetSuperman Wonder Woman (2013) #13 will feature the New 52 return of a villain group. Look at this comic and see if the story holds as this could lead into something else down the line for the group.

Two female lead books debut this week. Sinergy (2014 Image) #1 and Punk Mambo (2014) #0. Of course the Image comic is sold out already, while Valiants Punk Mambo is showing some very strong sales. And another sold out Image comic; Intersect (2014 Image) #1 looks very interesting. A must for collectors and readers.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2013 3rd Series) #21 will feature the Venom Planet. Gotta love that. The first time readers ever got a glimpse of the symbiote planet was in 1995’s Amazing Spider-Man Super Special #1. Fun times…..fun times indeed.

Batman_Superman_InvestComics Amazing_Spider_man_1Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) #10 continues the Spider-Verse saga. You know what InvestComics has been saying about this, so no need in repeating. But if you’re new here, just scroll back to the previous weeks InvestComics Hot Picks and a few months ago as well to catch up. Yeah, that’s how we roll, we give you a heads up way before.

Batman Superman (2013 DC) #16 welcomes new series artist Ardian Syaf. This dude is on point.

Image Comics Goners (2014 Image) #2 is a sold out. And Epochalypse (2014 Legendary) #1 from Legendary looks like an interesting book. Check that one out.

See you soon. Invest wisely.

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Jay Katz

 

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 11/5/14

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And as mentioned last week, InvestComics will be going through some fantastic changes in the months ahead, stay tuned.

1394620_xl2116202Spider-Verse is finally officially here with Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) #9. So what will a speculator need for this epic Spider-Man story line you may ask? Besides deciding which cool variant to pick up? Not too many to choose from, which is great. More on the variant craze getting out of control later. But how about the most comprehensive Spider-Verse checklist on the net? From InvestComics of course. Click right HERE and follow the all of the characters that are appearing in the story. First appearances galore here. A MUST for anyone seeking out the plethora of first appearances to appear in this mega tale. As I said a long long time ago here on InvestComics about the Spider-Verse saga, there are many spider characters that will and MAY breakout into their own series. The speculator needs to stay on top of their game in order to spot the hot character(s) that may spin out onto their own. Spider-Verse Team Up (2014) #1 is also a part of the Spider-Verse madness this week too. All the while using the checklist to find the first appearances via InvestComics, you can follow along. It’s a fun time to be into the Spider-Man universe. A lot going on and to keep an eye out for. Have fun!

2115995300px-Hulk_Vol_2_30Having fun is always an important tool to keep front and center while making decisions to buy, sell, or hold a comic. Reading them is an essential part of having your collection as well. I have said this countless times, but we all need reminders once in a while! That said, you must check out Avengers and X-Men Axis (2014 Marvel) #4 this week. It features the birth of KLUH. Who’s that you ask? Spell that name the other way and you’ll get an idea of what that new birth is in reference to. KLUH first appeared in HULK #30 (2011). So judging from a books cover, the new KLUH looks quite awesome.

Death of Wolverine Weapon X Program (2014) #1 may have some new characters popping up. Keep an eye out on this one.

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The end is nigh, for Superman Unchained that is. Check out the the last issue in this very popular series; Superman Unchained (2013 DC) #9. Loaded with a few variants, there is one variant that exceeds any expectation of the others. That would be the Jim Lee black & white variant cover. At a mere $60, a speculator can get this signed and graded via CBCS and flip it for a lot more than the money spent to get it all done. Easily.

21141622059478Any fans still upset about the new Lobo? Don’t fret, looks like the old Lobo will make an appearance! Well sort of……Lobo (2014 DC) #2 doesn’t seem like much of a homecoming for the original Lobo with that cover. We need that old Lobo back with his head attached to kick this new Lobo’s ass.

Remember when the Image title Chew was on top of the heap? It doesn’t seem that long ago right? Oh but it has been a while. With that said, Chew fans will get a comic that Image is calling “the most talked about issue in years”. Check out Chew (2009) #44.

Quite a few number one issues hit this Wednesday. A few interesting standouts though. One being The Zoohunters (2014 Aspen) #1. Although Aspen Comics put out a good product, they never amount to much within the aftermarket. Maybe this title will prove otherwise. It’s an interesting premise, good artwork, who knows? Give it a go, check it out. Oni Press has a knack for putting out some great comics. Terrible Lizard (2014 Oni Press) #1 is sold out. Must take a peak at this on your local comic shop shelf. Image
Comics offers up four debut issues that are all sold out. Humans (2014 Image) #1, Tooth and Claw (2014 Image) #1, American Legends (2014 Image) #1, and Penny Dora and the Wishing Box (2014) #1. Birthright number one sold out (an 2016971InvestComics Hot Pick), now Birthright (2014 Image) #2 has sold out too. Stay on top of this specs.

A lot like Aspen Comics, Zenescope Comics are one in the same. Always fantastic sales, but aftermarket is never kind. Sold out from the Z is Hollywood Zombie Apocalypse (2014 Zenescope) #1 and Cinderella (2014 Zenescope) #1. Great reads probably, so pick them up!

Another show on how the hobby is getting a bit out of control this week. Although I speak of variant comics each and every week, I try to point out some that will make sense to buy and possibly flip or are just flat out pretty! Then there comes a point of ridiculousness. This week, John Carter Warlord (2014 Dynamite) #1 will have at least 15 variant covers. Why? Understandable that Dynamite wants to make money, what company shouldn’t right? But there is a thing called over excessive. Don’t get it wrong here, if Marvel or DC pull this I call them out too. I’ve done it before. The variant covers should be limited to a few covers, not 15. It’s absurd and silly.

2114450One regular cover that exceeds any sort of gimmick this week (yes DC, Lego variants, really?) is Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #36. A perfect example of letting things be, because that REGULAR cover blows away any variant cover this week. Fantastic.

Invest wisely.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz  

InvestComics Hot Picks #343

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 10/29/14

Big things coming down the pike fans. First is the new company making its website debut; Capital Grading Services. The service will be brought to you by Jay Katz, Rafael Rosaio, and Chico Gonzalez. It will be a CBCS facilitator service provider. Take a look at the website and LIKE our Facebook page right HERE as well. You will want to get on board soon (follow us) because we have some big announcement(s) coming up soon. Our first exclusive private signing will be big and space will be limited.

InvestComics has been proving a service for our fans for almost 10 years now. We have provided countless InvestComics Hot Picks that have paid off in very large dividends for speculators alike. Huge changes coming in the months ahead. All good changes and we look forward to the next 10 years and beyond! Stay close as always via social media to be the first to know about the changes.

Check out the new InvestComics New York Comic Con 2014 Images video! Capital Grading Services will be there in 2015. In a booth! Get your signatures witnessed and your comics graded. We’ll handle the rest with CBCS!

The spec market will be a little quiet this week, but it is Halloween time again. You know what that means right? Free comics this Wednesday, then the free candy on Friday! What a week!

Deathlok_HasbroAstonshing_Tales_25Last week I gave you an option for that $100 burning a hole in your pocket. This week there is another $100 InvestComics Hot Pick. With the new release of Deathlok (2014 4th Series) #1 headed our way this Wednesday, and with a plethora of variant covers to accompany it, we should really turn our focus onto Astonishing Tales #25 (1974). This of course is Deathlok’s first appearance. The collector can buy a very fine+ copy of this comic right now at $100 easily. A bargain considering all of the play the character is getting these days on S.H.I.E.L.D. Television series. How long before we eventually see him making an appearance on the big screen in a cameo possibly? The character is an interesting one and fans do have a liking for him. There are a few mitigating factors here that do equate to more of a cult following though rather than a popular one to the likes of say of a Deadpool. For many years there were rumors of a possible Deathlok movie, that never came to fruition, but may someday. Instead we get the character on a popular television series. Which doesn’t always account for a first appearance to spike. Movie news spikes a book much quicker. The Deathlok series is on its fourth ongoing go-around. Too many retakes on a series shows that the character lacks the durability to sustain its popular status for too long. So where does that leave the speculator? Well this leaves us with a potential character that may find it’s way as a supporting cast member in a movie one day. The popularity has called for four ongoing series already. That has to account for the cult status, but Marvel wants this dude to work in the worse way. With DC announcing their Cyborg movie, you don’t think Marvel would want to outdo them and show them how it’s done? Maybe, maybe not. The Deathlok character in my opinion has more upside than most other Bronze age first appearances. Astonishing Tales #25 is not only an important first appearance key Bronze book, but it also happens to be Legends’ George Perez’ first professional work. That alone is worth the one bill to buy this comic. Upside guys/gals, upside.

Two major players get into the mix this week. The ever popular Carnage stars in Axis Carnage (2014 Marvel) #1. Who doesn’t love this villain?? Check out this comic for a big reveal in the life of everyone’s favorite symbiote. Harley Quinn gets her own poly bagged comic this week. Not because of explicit content, not because of a major story plot line, not because of a coupon or something, because of the smell…….yes the smell. Supposedly DC Comics has put some sort of a “smell” into the issue. A literal smell. Like in one of the human senses, taste, touch, etc. Smell. They say it smells nasty so they poly bagged it. Really?? Seriously?? This is almost too hard to believe because it sounds absurd. It’s not April first, it’s in their solicit for the comic, so……..oh boy. Can we go back to the absurd amount of variants instead? Actually that is present too. Look for the smelly issue; Harley Quinn (2013) Annual #1. Harley_QuinnCarnageTaking gimmicks to new heights. Next comic companies will put blood in their ink. Oh wait…..dang.

A must buy this week is Image Comics’ Rasputin (2014 Image) #1.

Quite a few independent comics will have to be on your radar this week. Very interesting story lines indeed. Nothing sold out as of yet, so be sure to pick them up at your local shop and make a decision on them. Godkiller Walk Among Us (2014 Black Mask) #1, I Play The Bad Guy (2014) #1, Roman Ritual (2014) #1, Beast Commandos (2014 Amigo) #1, and Phantom (2014 Hermes Press) #1.

Archie Comics starts a new series with the worlds most famous hedgehog; Sonic Boom (2014 Archie) #1. The baddest man in the UK comes this Wednesday with a new number one issue; Dredd Uprise (2014 Rebellion) #1.

A fantastic comic comes out from Marvel this week; Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration (2014). A look back at 75 years in the Marvel Universe. Brought to you by a bevy of creators within the industry. Get this comic for nostalgic reasons, for great reading material, a history lesson of sorts, and maybe even a nice comic to get Capital Grading Services on top of eventually. Get the various creators from this comic to sign it for you and Capital GS will get it witnessed/graded through CBCS. Sounds like a plan!

See you soon. Invest wisely.
Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz