Best Comic Covers Of The Week 4-26-17

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New comic book release day 4/26/17. 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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Action Comics #978 – Gary Frank
Weapon X #2 – Greg Land
Batgirl #10 – Christian Wildgoose
Rocket Raccoon #5 – David Nakayama

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

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

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Big Moose – Wilfredo Torres
Underdog #1 – Bill Galvan

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 2-22-17

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

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Elektra #1 Bill Sienkiewicz

Elektra #1 – Bill Sienkiewicz

Monstress #10 Sana Takeda

Monstress #10 – Sana Takeda

TMNT Universe #7 Freddie Williams II

TMNT U #7 – Freddie Williams III

Batgirl #8 Chris Wildgoose

Batgirl #8 – Chris Wildgoose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TMNT

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

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Action Comics #974 Clay Mann

Action Comics #974 – Clay Mann

Captain America Steve Rogers #12 - Paul Renaud

Cap Steve Rogers – Paul Renaud

Elektra #1 Checchetto

Elektra #1 – Marco Checchetto

Suicide Squad #12 - Lee Bermejo

Suicide Squad #12 – Lee Bermejo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taskmaster

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

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Detective Comics #951 - Rafael Albuquerque

Detective Comics #951 – Albuquerque

Action Comics #974 - Gary Frank

Action Comics #974 – Gary Frank

Kamandi Challenge #2 - Kenneth Rocafort

Kamandi #2 – Kenneth Rocafort

Thunderbolts #10 - Jon Malin

Thunderbolts #10 – Jon Malin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thunderbolts

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

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Deathstroke #13 - Bill Sienkiewicz

Deathstroke #13 – Bill Sienkiewicz

Curse Words #1 -Ryan Browne

Curse Words #1 – Ryan Browne

Elektra #1 - Elizabeth Torque

Elektra #1 – Elizabeth Torque

TMNT Universe #7 - Adam Gorham

TMNT U #7 – Adam Gorham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deathstroke

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

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Reggie and Me #3 - Howard Chaykin

Reggie And Me #3 – Howard Chaykin

Kiss Demon #2 - Tom Mandrake

Kiss Demon #2 – Tom Mandrake

Surgeon X #6 - John Watikiss

Surgeon X #6 – John Watikiss

Astro City #41 - Alex Ross

Astro city #41 – Alex Ross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elektra

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Kamandi

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #427 and new comics coming this Wednesday 6/8/16.

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Norman #1 – This book from Titan Comics will be a sleeper. Sleep on this and this little boy Norman may kill you! Titan Comics delivers this sold out book.

Henchgirl #8 – InvestComics has been with this comic since the very first issue release. The number one issue is so hot in the aftermarket right now, with the right grade, you could take care of your pull list for the next 2 months if you sold it. Now this latest issue is sold out too. ALL 8 issues have sold out.

Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 – DC goes for another big status quo change in the new Wonder Woman Rebirth book. The previous Finch run was ridiculously great. Greg Rucka takes on the writing duties from issue one.

Action Comics #957 – It’s back to the original numbering for Action Comics!

Detective Comics #934 – It’s also back to the original numbering for Detective Comics!

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #427. Click the link for more details!

IC 100 Club Pick: Walking Dead #65 – graded 9.9

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Flash Rebirth #1

Aquaman Rebirth #1

Wacky Raceland #1

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Daredevil #8

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Civil War II Amazing Spider-Man #1

Civil War II Gods of War #1

Empress #3

Sherlock A Study in Pink #1

Ghoul Scouts Night of the Unliving Undead #1

Midnight of the Soul #1

Pink Panther #1

Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1

Merry Men #1

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InvestComics Hot Picks #427

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IC 100 Club Pick: Walking Dead #65 – graded 9.9. Here is nothing more than a very high grade Walking Dead comic at a ridiculous price. By Walking Dead aftermarket standards that is. A 9.9 graded, mid-early Walking Dead comic for only $82.38?!? With FREE shipping! A beauty for Walking Dead collectors and comic collectors alike.

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Aquaman Rebirth #1

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Lots of changes going on at DC these days. Changes like “Rebirth” and original numbering of titles.
Rebirth titles; Flash Rebirth #1, Aquaman Rebirth #1, and Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 (Greg Rucka writes). All three will bring their own reading enjoyment to each fan. Try not to be so judgmental with the FIRST issue. Get back to us when Captain America hits it’s 18th issue. Marvel knows marketing, don’t be so gullible. So pipe down, relax, breathe everyone, breathe.
Original numbering this week; Action Comics #957. Superman is back in Metropolis. Welcome back NEW Clark Kent! Detective Comics #934. The Eddy Barrows/Eber Ferreira cover rocks. As does the Rafael Albuquerque. Both spectacular.
Check out the highly random Wacky Raceland #1 from DC this week. Written by Ken Pontac and art by Leonardo Manco.

Daredevil #8

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InvestComics loves the Deadpool And The Mercs For Money series. Check out Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #5 this week as the series looks for the Mercs and Deadpool to get paid. Wait for the fun and violence to ensue if it doesn’t happen. Please don’t pay them…….
Ron Garney does an incredible Daredevil #8 cover. Be sure to tell Ron he did a great job. As always though! Speaking of excellence, Dale Keown’s Vision #8 cover is a homage to the good ol’ days. “Wish we could turn back time…..” (yes, 21 Pilots.)
Civil War II tie-ins; Civil War II Amazing Spider-Man #1, and Civil War II Gods of War #1. About Gods of War, while many of the Hercules comics over the years have been great reads for the fans, the aftermarket has been extremely dull. Just don’t expect anything God-like on the speculation side. Always expect good storytelling with “Gods” when Hercules involved (ahem, Greg Pak). 
Mark Millar’s Empress was optioned for a movie. Empress #3 comes out Wednesday. Read it, see if you’ll want to see the movie!

Civil War II Amazing Spider-Man #1

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Empress #3

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Vision #8

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Every single issue of Scout Comics’ Henchgirl has been featured here on InvestComics. Every single issue has sold out. This week; Henchgirl #8 arrives. And guess what…..sold out. Meet the hottest comic everyone knows about, but you! That’s unless you follow InvestComics. If you would have read our Hot Picks article back in October 2015, we informed readers of a short print run to pick up Henchgirl #1. That same comic is blowing up in the aftermarket (click the link, see for yourself!). A CGC  graded 9.6 sold for $175 two weeks ago. The 9.8 grades are going for MUCH higher. We’re awesome, we know.    
A sadistic-psychopath little boy that kills people. Sound like a good read for ya? Then get Norman #1 from Titan Comics. Written and drawn by Stan Silas. It’s sold out at the distributor, so you may want to grab a copy when you see it. Crazy Norm looks to be a hit right off of the pitchfork (bat). 
Also from Titan Comics comes Sherlock A Study in Pink #1. This is the first time Sherlock will be presented in Manga style in the US. We anticipate its arrival. Manga and Sherlock fans will eat this up as well.

Henchgirl #8

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Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1

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Merry Men #1

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Norman #1

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Sherlock A Study in Pink #1

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More indie’s to check out…..Ghoul Scouts Night of the Unliving Undead #1 (Action Lab Entertainment). Howard Chaykin’s Midnight of the Soul #1 (Image Comics). Pink Panther #1 (American Mythology). Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1 (Boom Studios). Merry Men #1 (Oni Press).

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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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Some Key Deathstroke comics:

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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Fraction and Chaykin team up on SATELLITE SAM

SEX, DEATH, AND LIVE TV

This July, acclaimed comic book creators Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Casanova, Iron Man) and Howard Chaykin (BLACK KISS, AMERICAN FLAGG) will take readers back to the Golden Age of Television, a time when innocence was as manufactured a fiction as the perfect families in the comedies that captivated audiences at home. Their new Image Comics series SATELLITE SAM, debuting in July, takes a look at the darkness behind the small screen when, in 1951, Carlyle Bishop, the star of the beloved serial “Satellite Sam” turns up dead in a filthy flophouse.

Carlyle’s son Michael has a hunch that his father’s death was anything but natural, but the only clue is a box full of photographs of women in various states of undress — and Mike can’t bring himself to stay sober long enough to make any sense of it.

For Fraction and Chaykin, SATELLITE SAM is a chance to tell a murder mystery while simultaneously divesting the 1950s of its mantle of moral purity.

“It’s a detective story, a history of television, and a record of addiction, sex, and depravity during a time when the antiseptic shine off Ozzie and Harriet obscure what was really happening in the world,” said writer Fraction. “And these are just a few of the many joys that come from telling a story about television while it was being invented as a mass medium in New York City.”

The creative team researched television’s early days in preparation for the series, getting a feel for the era and for the people who lived real lives while inventing an idealized — and fictionalized — image of families and relationships.

“We’d been talking about SATELLITE SAM for a while, but what really got it going was a long Winter’s day Matt and I spent wandering New York, feeling the city’s ghosts, its lost and found architecture, ending up at the Paley Center, where we watched kinescopes of long dead men and women, acting out children’s fantasies, while living complex lives off-camera,” said Chaykin. “To say that I’m both having the time of my life collaborating on this project, and getting my ass kicked in the process, is to grossly understate the case.”

SATELLITE SAM is an ongoing black-and-white series. Its first issue can be pre-ordered now from the May issue of Previews and will be in stores on July 3.

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 8-1-12

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Well since the Avengers movie has made a boatload of money, it’s no surprise that one of the unsung heroes in that movie will be getting his own ongoing title this week. Fan favorite Hawkeye gets the nod here in Hawkeye #1. Of course InvestComics has been telling you guys/gals for years now to get Tales of Suspense #57 (First appearance of Hawkeye). Besides that gem for only $1000, take a look at Hawkeye’s first solo comic from 1983 at your local comic shop. It was a 4 issue limited series that included Hawkeye’s origin in the first issue. For only $3, this is a nice comic to own. Look for the new Hawkeye series to do very well out of the gate.

Another very interesting number one issue from Marvel this week is First X-Men #1 from the legend Neal Adams. We don’t really have to dote about Neal Adams right now because InvestComics has done that plenty of times. So much so that InvestComics TV has a four part video interview with Neal on its You tube Channel. Click HERE for Part 1, HERE for Part 2, HERE for Part 3 and HERE for Part 4! With First X-Men #1, Neal has a history with the X-Men and this obviously is not the first time he’s touched an X-Man.  The debut of Neal’s X-Men came in Uncanny X-Men #56. Check out your comic shop’s wall for this beauty at around the $240 mark.

The Marvel Comics number one issues are abound this week! Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe #1 follows in the footsteps of 1995’s The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe #1. Marvel has had great success with the Kill all books, The Punisher Kills #1 would be up on your LCS’s wall for only $20.

DC Comics continue their crusade re-introducing characters into the New 52 universe with Earth 2 #4. The new Atom-Smasher makes his debut here. Going all the way back to 1940 you’ll find the first appearance of the Golden Age Atom. However, in 1999 you can find the first appearance of the Godson of the Atom in JSA Secret Files #1 Mr. Albert Rothstein; A.K.A. Atom-Smasher. Get the JSA book for 5 bucks and the All American comic for $40,000. Yes God-Papa has a handle on the value front here.

Artist Howard Chaykin is back into the comic book scene this week with an independent creation that knocked the socks off of many readers back in 1988. The comics came in these poly bags to protect comic collectors from just thumbing through the comic. It was quite the risqué book back in the day. This week Howard goes back to his roots and gives us Black Kiss II #1. Will this comic be poly bagged too? It is 2012, different time, but it will be interesting to see if it’s just as risqué and left out there for anyone to pick up. Either way, collectors should definitely pick up Mr. Chaykin’s comic. He’s still quite the storyteller both with words and visually.

In case you haven’t heard, Todd McFarlane is back on Spawn. He’s also figured out another way to make lots of money again. Although not a new idea buy any means at all, he’s doing it in consecutive intervals. Quite simple actually, just do homage covers every single issue and watch the money pour in. Each of the last few issues have featured homage to various comic covers, but with Spawn featured on it. This week Todd pays homage to the hottest property on the planet; Walking Dead. Now how long before everyone else starts doing this in their regular monthly title?

Check out some other number one issues coming your way this week. IDW’s Love and Capes What To Expect #1, Deadworld War of The Dead #1 and Infected #1. Image Comics’ Think Tank #1 and Harvest #1. Look for Harvest #1 to fly off the shelf. And finally Ape Entertainment got a hold of a hot children’s property; Strawberry Shortcake. Incidentally, the first Strawberry Shortcake comic debuted from Marvel’s imprint Star Comics back in 1985.

That’s it this week. Be sure to check your local comic shop for all of the comics mentioned in this article and tell them that InvestComics sent ya!

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Interview with Duncan Eagleson

 

 

 

 

 

Sandman, Smackdowns and Elf Love with Uber Artist Duncan Eagleson

This week we return to the Promised Land − good ‘ol comics. We drifted away to film and music for a few interviews but now we’re back where we belong. And our “comeback to comics” is sure to make a splash. As big a splash, we dare say, as WWE wrestler Kane’s return in December 2011 when he beat down John Cena and revealed not one − but two leather masks.

And irony of ironies, the subject of our interview is the same insanely talented artist/craftsman/illustrator/writer who created those now-iconic masks for Kane (See? Everything has a purpose!)

Dunn-dunn-dunn!

He’s none other than Duncan Eagleson. I’ve been fortunate to have Duncan involved in a few anthologies I’ve worked on and recently begged/pleaded/cried to have him create some key art for my upcoming micro-budget feature BLESSID. As usual, he exceeded expectations.

You see, Duncan Eagleson is a perfectionist. As such, I am going to use his words rather than my own to describe his accomplishments:

“Illustrator, graphic designer, painter and sculptor, Duncan Eagleson has created art and designs for book covers, movie posters, advertisements, corporate identity projects, videos, magazines, and even T-shirts, for clients such as Doubleday Books, Tor Books, New Line Cinema, Warner Communications & DC Comics, rock groups like The Who, Phil Collins, and Def Leppard. In comics, he contributed art to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, adapted and illustrated Anne Rices’ The Witching Hour. He has created sculpted leather masks for Wes Craven’s Cursed, the WWE wrestler Kane, the Smithsonian, the Big Apple Circus, and magician Jeff McBride. Portfolios of his work, both digital and traditional, can be found at eaglesondesign.com, and on his Deviant Art page at duncan-eagleson.deviantart.com. His sculpture and masks can be seen at maskmaker.com.”

1) You have a long and impressive resume, but one thing that jumps off the page is your work on issue #38 of The Sandman — “Convergence, The Hunt” (1992, DC/Vertigo). What was it like working with writer-savant Neil Gaiman?

(DUNCAN:) Top question everybody asks. I’m happy to be able to say that honestly, it was really great.  Neil had certain elements he really wanted the art to reflect − mainly the nine-panel grid structure for the pages − and he was quite patient about explaining why that was important (he wanted the physical structure of the pages to reflect the formal story structure of the “fairy tale” sort of story). Beyond that, he was very hands-off, trusting me to do what I wanted with the art. Neil really is the way he appears in interviews and public appearances: a very unassuming, courteous gentleman, and very easy to work with.

The only minor bump in an otherwise utterly smooth ride had nothing to do with Neil. Some of the powers that be at DC/Vertigo felt the “werewolf sex” scene toward the end of the book was too graphic − despite the fact there were no actual naughty bits showing, I guess it was a bit too obvious what was going on. So I had to tone it down for publication. We went through a couple of versions before they were satisfied that it was family-friendly enough. Which was okay with me − I wasn’t about to scream “Censorship!” or anything. It was DC/Vertigo’s book, they were paying for it, they should get the sort of product they need. To me, it was no different than any other revision. I did, however, save the original pencilled panels.

All in all, the whole thing was a great experience, including, by the way, seeing my pencils come to life through Vince Locke’s brilliant inking. It was almost as if Vince was in my head, doing exactly the inking I would have done myself, if only I’d had the sort of mad inking skills he has.

2) Around the same time you did Sandman you also worked wrote and did art for several issues of Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour comic book series. What was this experience like?

(DUNCAN:) That was a bit of a mixed bag, especially toward the end. It started out looking great − they came to me at first for the art, and they didn’t have a writer. I had just recently read The Witching Hour, and I was wanting to start building a name as a writer, so I convinced them to let me script as well.

Between scripting and illustrating, I had no time to get involved in the marketing, but I probably should have tried. They were marketing the book to comics venues, treating it as if it were a superhero book, which wasn’t the best choice. The Anne Rice audience was huge − but they’re not your typical superhero comics audience. As it was, I think we got some respect from folks in the industry − the one time I met Kelly Jones, he was kind enough to say he thought The Witching Hour was the best full painted book on the market at the time − but the sales of the first couple of issues were disappointing.

To be fair to Millennium, novel adaptations are always a hard sell in comics, and traditionally don’t do very well. And although I think The Witching Hour might eventually have found its audience, they just didn’t have the kind of funding to hold the line until that happened, they needed to make money off the book right now.  And that wasn’t happening. So the book got cancelled, and shortly thereafter, the company went belly-up.

As an artist & storyteller, however, I had a great time doing it. I unleashed everything I had learned about drawing and painting and visual storytelling on that series.

At the time, my idol in comics was Bill Sienkiewicz. That man’s full-painted comics art was some of the most inspiring, innovative, and masterful work I’d seen in years, with the possible exception of Dave McKean. Considering how extreme he got with some of that work, it’s amazing to realize that he always managed to keep it in the service of the story, never let it become all about the art. No matter how stunning any individual page or panel was, he designed it to keep you caught up in the characters and the narrative, moving forward through the story. That’s not easy to do when you’re also pushing the boundaries of what has been done visually in a medium.

I tried hard not to imitate Sienkiewicz − or Bernie Fuchs, or Bob Peak, who I was also looking at a lot in those days − but to use their examples as an inspiration, to adopt a similar conceptual approach without also adopting anyone’s specific signature devices. And I think I mostly succeeded, giving the book a unique look and feel.

This was in the days before the use of Photoshop had become common, and I was doing a lot with Xeroxing drawings and photos onto colored paper, and painting over them with gouache, acrylics, airbrush, and pastel pencils. At one point, my editor, Jordan Bojar, called me up and said “I don’t know how you created this, what kind of techniques you’re using, but whatever they are, don’t ever reveal them to anyone.” Of course, I said “Why not?” I’m always happy to share whatever I’ve learned with someone who wants to know. “Because this is unique, these techniques are a gold mine,” he said. I thought he was nuts. Far as I’m concerned, anyone who wants to try out these techniques, knock yourself out. If you’re a mediocre artist looking for a gimmick, you’ll produce a cheap knockoff. If you’ve got imagination, and are good at what you do already, you’ll do something else with it, use it to develop your own unique creation. Why would I feel threatened by either possibility? A cheap knockoff will almost always be seen for what it is, and an imaginative, unique creation deserves to succeed, and be cheered on.

3) Did you ever get to meet the “Queen of Vampires”?

(DUNCAN:) I never did. She seemed to keep a certain distance from the comics versions of her works − or at least Millennium’s comics versions, which included The Mummy as well as The Witching Hour.

I did talk to her personal assistant once. Long after The Witching Hour and Millennium had both tanked, I heard that the comics rights to Anne Rice’s books had reverted to her, and she had announced her intention to do her own graphic novel versions of all her books. I had always felt I’d love to finish the series, so I called her office to see if they were interested in my working with them. Her assistant was very polite and cordial, but also very non commital, and the basic message was “Don’t call us, we’ll call you.” And of course, they never did. As far as I know, they eventually abandoned the whole graphic novel idea.

4) More recently, you were involved with another Pop icon. You created two leather masks for WWE wrestler Kane’s “resurrection” when he intruded on a matched and rudely slammed John Cena to the mat. How did you get involved in the melee?

(DUNCAN:) People who know my work from comics and book covers may not be aware that I’ve been making sculpted leather masks for many years. I’ve made masks for many theater productions, for the Big Apple Circus, for mask magician Jeff McBride (a long-time friend), for Wes Craven’s movie Cursed, and even for the Smithsonian. If you Google “leather masks,” my mask website (maskmaker.com) usually turns up in the first few results. Which is how the Creative Director from the WWE found me.

I went and met with the creative director and production designer, and of course, Kane himself. They already had certain ideas about what they wanted the masks to look like, but were willing to listen to my input, as well. I sat down with Kane and talked with him about his previous masks, about what worked well, and what didn’t, and how we could improve on what he’s had before. In the end, I made two masks, the red inner mask, and a sort of over-mask that looks a little like a welder’s mask.

5) Another notable piece is Hollow which you worked on for Archaia Studios Press. The pages on your website have a definite “extraterrestrial” vibe. Can you explain the storyline since you did the pencils and ink for issue 1 in 2010?

(DUNCAN:) The writer on the Hollow was a very talented young man named Larime Taylor. I had worked with Larime before, providing masks for a play he wrote and directed, Call of the Dragon. When he came up with Hollow a few years later, he got back in touch, asked me if I’d be willing to pencil and ink issue one.

Those creatures that look rather like extraterrestrials are actually the beings who conduct dead souls into the light or the darkness. They’re also the beings responsible for placing souls into babies. And they’re all upset because one got missed − there was a child born without a soul. Both the dark and the light are hunting for this soul-less child, who in the meantime has grown up, and is about to come of age, which redoubles the urgency with which the agents of Light and Dark are searching for him/her/it.

6) My favorite Duncan Eagleson work is Railwalker: Tales of the Urban Shaman. 

(DUNCAN:) Thanks very much.

6.1) Explain the premise to our readers. What are your plans for the series?

(DUNCAN:) The premise behind Railwalker was the idea of a genuine urban shaman. This guy (who we know only by his street name, Brick) has no cultural tradition behind him, no elder indigenous shaman he apprenticed to − he was just a guy from the streets of Brooklyn, a graffiti writer, who one day found the crows started talking to him, and teaching him things. He had no idea, at least in the beginning, that what the crows were teaching him is what anthropologists would call magic and shamanism.

Brick actually started out as a supporting character in a graphic novel I was trying to sell back in the 80s. In the 90s, the Earthspirit Community approached me about doing a comics series that would tie in to their Rites of Spring Festival (they had in mind either a single-panel, or a four-panel strip format), and I thought Brick would be the perfect protagonist − he’s a total outsider to modern magic and neo-paganism, but he’s an intelligent and sympathetic outsider.

When I started the series, I was thinking in terms of humorous strip comics, and was working in a kind of cartoony style. But I’ve never really thought of myself as a humorist, and the humor in Railwaker at Rites is generally not a broad laugh-out-loud kind of humor, but more wry and dry. So as the series went on, I gradually started transitioning the look of the art to a more sophisticated realistic style, which seemed more appropriate to the material I was writing. People seemed to like it, so I kept it up. The strip ran for three festival seasons, and after it ended, I set up a web site specifically for Railwalker.

Not long afterward, I started experimenting with animation in Flash. Over the course of the next couple of years, I created a short animated Railwalker movie, Keys, in several chapters. Keys tells one version of how Brick became the Railwalker (yes, there are others).

I had toyed with the idea of doing another short animation based on Beowulf (this was long before the Avary/Gaiman CG film version), but I was going to set it in a post-apocalyptic world, with a Mad Max type character as the hero. As I worked on the script, it started to morph and change and grow, and one day I thought, “Screw the animation, this wants to be a novel.”

So the Mad Max-like character became one of an order of traveling Warrior-Shamans, and what better to call his order than the Railwalkers? Which told me that after the Great Crash, Brick must have founded an organization to battle the chaos and monsters that appeared in the Crash’s wake, right? Since the Beowulf poem is in one sense a paean to the passing days of the great heroes, to be true to the flavor of the thing, my tale would have to happen during the final years of the Order, when they’re in their decline. So we’re 300 years after the Great Crash.

(“Harkinton,” the short story I did for the 2012: Final Prayer anthology, tells a tale of Alec Bane, one of the “Five Ravens” who formed the first generation of Brick’s Railwalker Order.)

With the working title of Wolf, the novel that resulted was something like Beowulf as a post-post-apocalyptic noir occult thriller. If that makes any sense. I didn’t really set out to blend, or transcend, or mashup all that many genres, but that’s the way the story developed. Of course, in allowing myself the freedom to do that, I probably hurt my chances of being picked up by a mainstream publisher. Those folks need to be able to neatly categorize and pigeonhole their product, and this novel would be tough to do that with. How do you market something like that? I wasn’t thinking about marketing the thing until after it was written. However, it’s been picked up now by one of the small presses, and should be out within the year.

As a result of that novel, I had a whole history of this order to come up with (at least in broad outline), not only in the formal organization created by Brick, but also in its roots, the many individual Railwalkers who had existed through history before Brick. Railwalker lore tells of a depression-era hobo, a traveling bluesman in the 1920s, an aristocratic Englishwoman of the Victorian period…  but the Railwalkers seem to appear only after the Industrial Revolution.  Which has to do, I’m sure, with their being particularly urban shamans.

I have two books of an urban fantasy series done, and a third in progress. They don’t involve Brick or the Railwalkers. At least not yet. But they will tie into the Railwalker universe timeline, and end in the Great Crash.

I also have some notes and sketches for what would be, not exactly a sequel to Wolf, but a story set around the same time and place, with a few overlapping characters, but no direct connection to the events of Wolf.  But that’s an embryonic project, so don’t hold me to that − the thing could still evolve in a different direction.

7) You’ve done some short graphic works as well. Recently, you did pencils and ink for some work that appeared in Elf Love (Pink Narcissus). I had the pleasure of doing a review of this great fantasy anthology. Tell us about your work and the anthology.

(DUNCAN:) Thanks, glad you liked the anthology, and thanks for the good review.

A friend sent me the call for short story submissions for this anthology. At first, I wasn’t very interested − I didn’t think I had anything to say about elves, particularly elves and love. But the idea got under my skin, and a few days later, I had not one, but two story ideas. I wrote them both up, submitted them, and to my surprise, they accepted them both.

Then I got a phone call from the Pink Narcissus Editor-in-Chief, Rose Mambert, saying, “Hey, you’re an artist, too, right?  Would you be interested in doing the cover for this book?” Long story short, I not only did the cover, but continue to do graphic design and occasionally illustration for them. Oh, but you asked about “Of Roots and Rings”, the comics story in that anthology…

I belong to a writer’s group, and one of my friends there, Sarah Eaton, is a terrific playwright. When she learned about Elf Love, she was intrigued, and had a story in mind for it. But she had never done a text story, had only ever previously written scripts. So I said, “Well, write it up as a script, and I’ll see if Rose is willing to have me illustrate it as a comics story.”  When I broached the idea to Rose, she was delighted, said they’d love to include a comics story in the anthology.

“Of Roots and Rings” was great fun to illustrate. Especially since the historical material that appears toward the end gave me a chance to revisit the historical montage look I’d been using for certain sequences back when I was doing The Witching Hour. I love doing that stuff, it’s almost like a comics story within the comics story.

8) Which is your greatest passion: writing, drawing, painting or mask-making?

(DUNCAN:) Storytelling, in whatever form. Everything I do, even making masks, is in some sense a form of storytelling.

I think that the desire, the need, to tell stories is the creative engine that drives all artists, even the ones who think they’ve transcended the narrative urge. They’re still trying to communicate, to say something, and that something has a context, a story, which they can’t avoid invoking or referring to in some way, even if only obliquely.

It’s all about The Story.

9) What writer and artist makes you go, “Damn, how did they put that much talent in one person?”

(DUNCAN:) You mean someone who writes AND illustrates? Well, Eisner, of course, he’s the grand old man of writer/artists. Howard Chaykin − I think one of the finest science fiction comics series ever created was Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! Brilliant work by a brilliant artist/writer. Mike Mignola consistently amazes me, his visual storytelling is superb. Frank Miller, Matthew Dow Smith, Sam Keith, Dave Sim, Phil Foglio, Matt Wagner…  I could go on, but those are the top names that spring to mind right now.

10. What’s next for you?

(DUNCAN:) I’m off to Necon July 19-22, then it’s back in the studio for a while. I’ve done a lot of events the last few months, showing masks and art, plugging my writing, and I need some uninterrupted time to get some new work done. There are covers to be done for Pink Narc books, and Wolf will be going through the editing process.

I’ve just finished a steampunk novel in collaboration with Rev DiCerto − we’re now giving it the last once-over and final polish before we submit it. I’m working on another novel of my own, in a different, darker genre. I’m also preparing a proposal-slash-presentation on an illustrated novel, in which a depression era carnival encounters the local Fae in an obscure hamlet in the backwoods of New York State. The story is loosely tied into the mythology of the New York Faerie Festival. If you wanted to get all “high concept” about it you could call it Gaiman’s Stardust meets HBO’s Carnivale. Watch for the Kickstarter campaign, hopefully mounting this fall.

Also, I can’t talk details yet, but just this morning I was invited to participate in a new anthology where the rest of the authors are mostly famous science fiction writers. No pressure, or anything, right? It’s a great opportunity, and I’m looking forward to the challenge of living up to the standards of that august company.

11) Big finish − where can people go to see your work and buy your comics, masks and other creative endeavors?

My online portfolios are at Eagleson Design and my Deviant Art page is here.

Prints are available both at the Deviant Art page and at my Zazzle Store.

Masks and sculptures are on maskmaker.com.

Keys and other Railwalker stories can be found at Railwalker Comics. The Railwalker story “Harkinton” appears in the Heske Horror anthology 2012: Final Prayer.

Some of my short fiction appears in two anthologies from Pink Narcissus Press, Elf Love and Rapunzel’s Daughters, and I’ve done covers for their Bleeding Hearts and Feasting with Panthers, terrific novels both.

 

Thanks Duncan. May the Muse be a crow on your shoulder and ever whispering in your ear.

An award-winning indie comic creator and screenwriter, Bob Heske wrote THE NIGHT PROJECTIONIST. This graphic novel hit stores on July 5th at a price point of only $12.99. Order your copy at your local comic shop today – tell them the Diamond code is MAR121187! It can also be ordered on Kindle and on Amazon.

Bob has also published COLD BLOODED CHILLERS, the award-winning anthology BONE CHILLER and his end times tome 2012: FINAL PRAYER. BONE CHILLER and 2012: FINAL PRAYER are also available on Amazon Currently, Bob is making his family nervous by investing his time and money on an incredible micro-budget film called “Blessid”.

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Bob’s website is www.coldbloodedchillers.com.