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A giveaway for Rick & Morty fans and collectors alike! This giveaway is courtesy of Exceed Exclusives!

Exceed_ExclusivesUp for grabs is a PAIR of exclusive variants. Rick and Morty #8 and Rick and Morty #9, both from Oni Press!

Visit the Exceed Exclusives website to buy the Rick and Morty variants and check out the other exclusives they have to offer! Exceed Exclusives will have many variants coming down the pike, so make sure to check back often.

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Here is a contest for all Walking Dead fans and comic collectors alike. BIG thanks to Infinity & Beyond Comic Shop for bringing this amazing giveaway to InvestComics.

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The giveaway consist of The Walking Dead #150 comic (regular cover), plus 4 different variants. ALL covers will be SIGNED by series artist Charlie Adlard. The Blank variant will be SIGNED and SKETCHED by Charlie Adlard!

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The covers are by; Tony Moore, Ryan Ottley, Jason Latour, Charlie Adlard/Dave Stewart, and the blank (signed/sketch) cover. Actual comics pictured on this page.

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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.

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 – Here’s the first appearance of Moon Girl and an overall fun book to check out this week. A keeper here.

Dark Knight III – Huge expectations for DC and fans alike. Spoiler alert coming up in case you don’t know, so discontinue reading if need be……..Frank Miller said that Carrie Kelly will take the Batman mantle in this latest installment. Wow another gender change for a big character, how original.

Silk #1 – InvestComics has and will always be on team Silk. Originality within this character brings the cultural and gender into play making for a possible deeper character driven hero for years to come.

Henchgirl #2 – Scout Comics has done it again. A sold out number issue (short print run) and a sold out number two issue. Henchgirl is hitting a cord with fans.

Jacked #1 – Maybe Hollywood or a television studio will come-a-knockin’ with this story. Or maybe not, but a DC/Vertigo title written by Eric Kripke will be an interesting book.

 

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Archie #4

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X-O Manowar #42

Chewbacca #4 and Darth Vader #13

More Warner Bros/Looney Tunes variant covers from DC Comics; Aquaman #46 (Ivan Reis), Deathstroke #12 (Ryan Benjamin), Flash #46 (Francis Manapul), Grayson #14 (Mikel Janin), Justice League of America #5 (Howard Porter), Robin Son Of Batman #6 (Patrick Gleason), Sinestro #17 (Dan Panosian), Superman #46 (Ryan Sook), Superman Wonder Woman #23 (Karl Kerschl), and Wonder Woman #46 (Terry Dodson).

 

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Well we cannot avoid the elephant in the room this week, so lets get it out the way shall we? Dark Knight III. Yep Dark Knight III and it’s 48 variant covers at last count. Absurdity at its finest here. 48 covers, is this truly necessary? Of course it’s not, but money is important for business, so while not necessary, it’s business. Before moving on, we want to point out that what you’re about to read regarding all of the hype regarding DKIII you may have heard here before over the years, just some rehash, an observation, some added numbers…..

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Here are some things to consider if you’re in the market for that rare rare crazy variant. The first and most obvious, well maybe not so obvious to the potential buyer, but if you spend a whole bunch of money on a “rare” DKIII variant, you just bought a comic book “cover” for say….$150. So now you have yourself a “nice” pretty cover with the SAME EXACT insides as probably 1 million other comic books. Absolutely NOTHING different within the confines of YOUR pretty expensive cover’s insides as opposed to the other million copies. So your options are one or two things after you make your $150+ purchase. Get it graded (9.8 or more) and quadruple your intake (poor sap buying that! Wow) or hold onto it thinking you’ll have a comic to send your children to college with, which will never happen. Here’s a wake-up call. First and foremost, Dark Knight III will probably be a great book, better than Dark Knight II, but NOT better than Dark Knight I. Let’s have a clear understanding of something here, if you are an avid collector you will not have to read ahead here, but this is for the newer collectors and the others that have been brainwashed by websites trying to over-hype 48+ covers. The Dark Knight Returns (1986) came out right before Watchmen #1 (1986). Whether you are a fan of either of these books or not, these were game changers. Fifty years from now, pop culture will refer back to 1986’s Dark Knight and Watchmen books. It will not refer back to 2015 Dark Knight III. It just won’t happen. So lets do a quick reminder before the hate mail, Dark Knight III will probably be a great read. Better than II, but it probably won’t be a game changer. A game changer will always be a reference, a shape, a starting point, a long term monetary gain. Here is the pricing of three recent graded copies of DKI (1986) and what they sold for; 9.4 $220, 9.6 $239, 9.8 $750. Don’t you feel the pricing should be just a bit higher here, considering the iconic attachment of this book right? Well it probably would be, but one slight setback, too many copies out there. According to the CGC Census there are 344 9.8 graded copies and 725 at 9.6 and 350 at 9.4. and so on…..that’s a whole lot of comics. This is the reason the pricing will steadily increase over the years, but will never bounce to ridiculous numbers quickly like DKIII will in the immediate interim. Now lets relate ALL of this to Dark Knight III. The other speculative sites will inform buyers that this will be a book for the ages. Newsflash, It’s not going to be, but most buy into it and will jump all over it. All of those crispy 9.8 rare variants of Dark Knight III will go out to the grading companies and now you will eventually far exceed the 344 copies from 1986 that grade at 9.8. They will sell at or ABOVE the last sold copy from 1986. Does this make sense at all to you? Oh yes yes, it’s a special cover that’s right. The inside is still the same right? Yes yes it is, we’ve already established that. But man is this a great money grab right? There will be over hyped buyers listening to these other sites and essentially making a bad purchase, but readers here will be smart and sell their books if they can double/triple their money. Do not let greed set in, you will eventually lose.

Dark Knight I (1986) contained the first appearance of Carrie Kelly. It was written Frank Miller. Art by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson. Dark Knight III this Wednesday will be written by Brian Azzarello and ….Frank Miller? Back to that in a sec. Art by Andy Kubert /Klaus Janson. So it’s said that Frank Miller had nothing to do with the story. DC attached his name as though Miller was an intricate part of the story, but he kind of wasn’t. Frank Miller did state though that he will be THE writer on Dark Knight IV. Oh joy, 80 variants for that one we hope!

Will Dark Knight III contain that all too important first appearance to keep its lure? Will the story be so groundbreaking that it changes the comic book medium? This is the only way in the comic collectors hobby that DKIII will sustain its long term monetary value in ANY way. Otherwise what you will have in that $600 Jim Lee variant cover is…..a pretty cover. Good luck with that. Invest that $600 on a Silver Age or Bronze Age book.

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In closing regarding DKIII. Before anyone sends the hate mail we are not suggesting you do not buy DKIII or any of its variants. We are not down on DKIII. We’re not saying NOT to buy it. You absolutely should. It’s probably going to be a cool read, but what we are saying is not to get caught up in the hype and waste your hard earned money. If you dig a variant and it’s expensive, but YOU dig it, then by all means buy it. Buy what you like because you connect with it. We like to inform collectors of the reality of things and not the fantasy when it comes to speculation. Barring any major introductions or groundbreaking storytelling, this series at the end of the day will be just another good Batman story. Which is fine.

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(insert sarcasm here) Oh my goodness! It’s Harley Quinn on the cover of a Deathstroke comic! Will Deathstroke #12 be just like the RARE Scooby Doo Team-Up #12 Harley Quinn comic that InvestComics did NOT recommend and sold for a whopping $5.99 on Ebay last week?! No, but it’s a bad as* team-up and should be checked out.

Check out Justice League 3001 #6 as a new race of New Gods make an appearance.

A must read new DC/Vertigo title this Wednesday; Jacked #1. We can see this “ordinary” character becoming a movie or TV series one day.

Image Comics informs their Black Magick readers that a major character introduction will come in Black Magick #2. Sticking with the tip-off deal here from Image, Rumble #9 is set to introduce two major characters into the fray.

WWE fans may want to be put on alert as Ringside #1 from Image Comics hits this week. A violent wrestling story from writer Joe Keatinge. No John Cena here….maybe that’s for the best?

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Saga #31 will return its story line to real time.

Back in 2010 InvestComics pointed out a nice cheap Jack Kirby number one issue/first appearance. It was Devil Dinosaur #1 (1978) and a near mint raw copy was selling for about $9. King Kirby was the writer, artist, editor, and the cover artist of this book for most of the nine issue run. A graded 9.8 PGX graded sold last week for about $74. Still a bargain actually! Why the mention of Devil Dinosaur? Well a sleeper book may hit this Wednesday so don’t nap on it. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 will be a good book. A few variants available, but the regular Amy Reeder cover is our fav. Also a note here and maybe more important than anything we just said. Back in 1978 not only was Devil Dinosaur’s first appearance in the number one issue, but it was also the first appearance of Moon Boy. Guess who’s first appearance is in the 2015 number issue? Yep, Moon Girl.

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Regular visitors to the InvestComics website know that we are big fans of Silk. Always have been. We have always felt there is more upside to her character than many other new female characters within the Marvel Universe. Silk #1 in it’s second volume already hits this Wednesday. Written by Robbie Thompson and art by Stacey Lee. You’re going to have to fight through a lot of the Silk #1 volume 1 to find Silk #1 volume 2 on Ebay right now. The popularity of the latest series should overtake the current 300+ listings of volume 1. Or after you click the link, you can input “vol 2” on the search bar! Some still come up differently on Ebay, so you’ll have to try different searches; i.e. Volume 2, Silk #1 vol 2, Silk vol 2 #1, etc…..

So what does Marvel do if they A: don’t want to pursue the Rom character back from obscurity or B: never cared enough to even think they want Rom back so they lost out to IDW Publishing in getting Rom back first even if they did in fact want him. Confused yet? We are. Anyway, comic fans know by now that Rom Space Knight is now at IDW Publishing. With that, Marvel will try to one up IDW this Wednesday with Venom Space Knight #1. No for real, no joke. No Amazing Spider-Man #300 Venom here, no this is Venom Space Knight! Marvel put writer Robbie Thompson and artist Ariel Olivetti on this book. They’re looking for a pop here. Will they get it? Hmmm…..maybe not? Maybe? But the Mike Deodato Jr. variant is awesome though isn’t it?

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What happened to Fiona Staples on Archie?? Welcome artist Annie Wu to Archie #4. Fantastic Paul Renaud variant cover.

InvestComics gave you a heads up on Henchgirl #1 from Scout Comics. It sold out it’s short print run rather quick. Now the followup; Henchgirl #2. Will the second issue dictate where the series is headed? Will fans pick up on it? If you dug the first issue, show your support. Oh wait wait, we forgot to mention, Henchgirl #2 is sold out. Maybe the fans are speaking out already!

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Check out the great Steve Lieber X-O Manowar #42 cover from Valiant.

Star Wars comics coming out this week; Chewbacca #4 and Darth Vader #13. The Vader book is part of the Vader Down event, part 2.

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DC Looney Tunes covers to check out this week. Boy they’re fun! Aquaman #46 (Ivan Reis), Deathstroke #12 (Ryan Benjamin), Flash #46 (Francis Manapul), Grayson #14 (Mikel Janin), Justice League of America #5 (Howard Porter), Robin Son Of Batman #6 (Patrick Gleason), Sinestro #17 (Dan Panosian), Superman #46 (Ryan Sook), Superman Wonder Woman #23 (Karl Kerschl), and Wonder Woman #46 (Terry Dodson).

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DC Comics have announced their plans to end the New 52 and begin Divergence. The epic Divergence storyline will center on Darkseid. InvestComics covered Darkseid with a tremendous checklist that needs to be seen right HERE. Do yourself a favor and go there now. We posted the link on our Facebook page already and there was a great response to an already great article from 2013! The links on the Darkseid checklist link directly back to Ebay so that you can get those appearances in Legion of Super-Heroes, Batman and a bunch more at very affordable prices. Still not heading over there? How about a Darkseid appearance in a Batman book that only occurred ONCE?! And it’s a modern book. A cheap one at that…….for now! Better get over there before those Bat books are gone off Ebay. Remember, click the link and save the time of searching. InvestComics has already done it for you!

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There are a few takeaways that speculators need to be aware of with the DC news. With the Divergence announcement came the first mention of some new series’ to emerge. There are a few standouts and InvestComics has your back here……

Starfire will be HOT. Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti will bring Starfire to the next level. Aftermarket happiness here. How about you jump on a few of these first appearances of Starfire? How about the very very affordable Silver Age first appearance in Teen Titans #18 (1968). Although it’s not really the same Starfire we all know and love, but who cares?!  Starfire #1 from 1976; Starfire #1. How about DC Comics Presents #26 (1980)? This is the first New Teen Titans, Cyborg, Raven and Starfire. This comic should have been in you collection 7 years ago when InvestComics told you about it, but we’re just saying. New 52 first right here; Red Hood and the Outlaws #11 (2011). We cannot stress this enough, Starfire is an uptick. That’s it.

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Prez #1 will debut and you need to click this and buy it: Prez #1 (1973).

The awesome Omega Men will debut with their book. Get a comic that has been suggested several times over the years on InvestComics; Green Lantern #141 (1981). Only a few copies exist right now on Ebay. You should click that link and make sure they don’t go bye bye. Also check out the awesome Omega Men #1 (1983) because it was a great series and that book will also garner some attention soon. Plenty of copies available as great prices, click away and buy it.

And finally, how about Bat-Mite #1? Yep! We’ll take it! His first appearance is right here in the Golden age Detective Comics #267 (1959).

Plenty of great reads and speculative comics to choose from this week. Be sure to click the RED links when we are talking about comics to pick up. The Red link will bounce you right over to Ebay so that the reader/speculator can either bid or buy it right there on the spot. So if your local comic shop is sold out of a particular book or didn’t order that InvestComics Hot Pick, now you can get it without a problem. Well presuming it’s not so super hot already and you get outbid! That’s why sometimes it’s best to hit the buy it now option and be done with it. Be sure to click on those links because some of the recommendations go fast. There only may be 4 or 5 copies available and they go fast! Last week we told you about New Zodiax #1 and the four copies that were available at that time at cover price were scoped up. They are now going for at least $10 a piece. Grant Morrison’s Nameless #1 was a sell out and a local comic shop has a $10 price tag with a sign “one per customer”. The link here directs you to many of the regular issues at cover price still. The variants? Well those are within the $10 range. The Wytches #4 Babs Tarr variant is still available, but you better get your hands on this one before too long.

Darth_Vader_1_InvestComicsDivinity_1_InvestComicsA little while ago the Marvel Star Wars craze hit. It hit hard too. So hard that Marvel has announced a second printing of one of the biggest selling comics in a long while. So what does this all mean in the real world. The comic book world that is. Well for one, the Star Wars story was great, so that was a good thing! In the speculative world? ……..I will go Latino here; “no bueno”. For those of you who failed Spanish class, skipped it or didn’t take it at all, “no bueno” means “no good”. Simply put here, there are too many copies of Star Wars #1 to ever hold it’s value. There is absolutely no redeeming value, other than a good read that will let that book hold its current worth. I already explained this a bit when the comic was about to be released. There are no first appearances, no movie tie-ins, no revelation, just a good read. This said, unless you get a special Star Wars #1 blank cover sketch that is a one of a kind, then you have……well a one of a kind! This will sustain its core value because of the one of a kind factor. Getting a 1:500 ratio comic means that you and a whole lot of other collectors have that book believe it or not. Considering how many regular copies there are in total, yes there are a lot out there, but more people still possess the same exact book as you do. Nothing different, same book. A Star Wars #1 sketch cover done by anyone is a one of a kind. Never the same anywhere. Can’t be, it’s actually impossible. Like a snow flake.

Now we arrive to the second phase of Marvel and their new Star Wars toy. Marvel will go with the biggest bad ass of all time. Darth Vader #1 will see a ridiculous amount of variant covers just like Star Wars #1 did. They same applies here as did/does the Star Wars issues. If you’re in the market to cash in, you better get your variants and flip them quick. Put those signed/graded copies on a fast track and throw them on Ebay. Do not fall in love with your signed/graded copy thinking that your kids will reep any benefits later on in life. This will simply not happen with this comic. One factor would help the cause and that is the same that would have applied to Star Wars #1 but doesn’t. A first appearance, a movie tie-in or a major revelation. Otherwise you have a Darth Vader #1 that is just a great story here. Nothing wrong with that either! Get the variants because you enjoy them. You enjoy that cover because it strikes a cord in you. Art is subjective, what you may like someone else may not and that too is okay. Buy what YOU like, but do not go in thinking you will have a major spec book on your hands 10 years from now. Not Happening. That all said, there are some amazingly sick covers. Click the Vader links and check them out!

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InvestComics has been saying this for months and months, get Spider-Verse comics. This week it’s all over. The best Spider-Man story to come out in years will end in Amazing Spider-Man #14. How will it all end? Will there be even MORE introductions of new Spidey characters? A re-introduction? Who knows how it will end?! This was a fantastic series and we all hate to see it end, but we wait with baited breath to see how it will tie up. And check out some of the variants on the link. Sweet!

Every end has a beginning right? Spider-Woman #4 will be a Spider-Verse epilogue. Seems Spider-Woman came out of the Spider-Verse with some major changes. Best keep an eye out to see what is going on.

Divinity #1 looks like a hit for Valiant comics. Empty #1 form Image Comics looks every bit as full as its title suggests otherwise. Only 4 copies floating on Ebay right now. Click the link if you want it now. InvestComics has always supported Action Lab Entertainment with its fun reads and this week we support Priceless Pirate Princess #1. No copies available on Ebay right now. Harvester #1 from Legendary Comics looks like a good read.

….And just in time for Valentines Day; Harley Quinn Valentines Day Special #1. This comic is showing some decent signs of uptick on Ebay. Best get in there and take a look!

Remember to click the RED links to get right onto Ebay. InvestComics does the work for you!

 

Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Free Comic Book Day will be on May 2 2015. So many cool comics to read and a few to speculate on too. There will be two tiers this year. The Gold Tier and the Silver Tier. The Gold tier comics will be available at every comic shop. The Silver tier comics will be available at select stores. So you know what this means right? If there are any possible speculative comics to maybe grab, it would be from the Silver pile because only comic shops that participated will be getting those particular books, thus leading to the possibility of a shortage on a demanded free comic.

Let’s check out some of the speculative highlights.

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Click on the RED links or comic covers to buy/bid on Ebay. Most of these comics are not available yet. Come back here after new comic book day if you missed out on any of the books you wanted. The links should bring a better search then.

 

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Dark Circle Comics Preview – Archie Comic Publications

Archie Comics is about to turn it up a notch in 2015. InvestComics did an interview with Alex Segura: Senior Vice President of publicity/marketing of Archie Comics in September right HERE. Alex told us then that there are very big plans for Archie Publications. We know this and are on board 100 percent. There have been some naysayers over the years that InvestComics has encountered on its platform regarding Archie Comics. Not quite sure why that is exactly, but uninformed collectors do not see a value in the speculative marketplace and that could not be further from the truth. Those people will be eating their words by this time next year. Please quote InvestComics on this if you’d like. Archie Comics will in fact arrive in 2015. This Dark Circle imprint is only a backdrop that will eventually lead to bigger things as well for the soon to be 75 year old company. More on why and on Archie Comics on InvestComics in the near future, stay tuned…..

Fight Club – Dark Horse Comics

There are several stories going on in this free preview book. The Goon (new story), The Strain (New story from Guillermo del Toro) and the premiere of the Fight Club. This is a good one to pick up.

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Marvel Secret Wars – Marvel Comics

Most likely this new spin on the Secret Wars from Marvel will be a big draw. Maybe this free comic will feature a first appearance or something extremely important regarding the event. Who knows? But it’s worth getting regardless because he story will kick ass anyways.

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….Will remain mum on their free comic book day release. Get it, same protocol as the Marvel release. We’re quite sure the DC freebie will be leading up to something huge. Stay up to date with DC’s secret on freecomicbookday.com.

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Canada’s very own “Superman/Captain America” makes another attempt at trying to capture the hearts of American comic collectors. Will our friendly neighbors succeed this time remains to be seen. In the meantime, if you have a few bucks, anywhere from $4 to $75 you can own a Captain Canuck first appearance from the 1975 self titled Captain Canuck #1. You never know….

Mercury Heat Debut – Avatar Press

This sneak peak looks like a fantastic story brewing. Pick this up.

TMNT: Prelude To Vengence – IDW Publishing

All new material that will lead to a huge Turtle story line.

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Here is a self contained story of a series that will debut in May.

Kodansha Comics Sampler – Kodansha Comics

This freebie includes a few samples of KC’s Anime/Manga line. Attack on Titan is one of the samples to be featured. Interesting comic that Attack on Titan is. The number one issue has gone to 6 printings already. Pretty sweet.

Stan Lee’s Shakra The Incredible – Liquid Comics

Based on the cartoon short we get the debut of Shakra in comic book form. Awesome for the kids!

Lady Justice #1 – Super Genius

IMAGECOMICS_TALESOFHONOR TH3RDWORLD_THESTUFFOFLEGENDThis is a reprint of the original Lady Justice (“Neil Gaiman’s”) from 1995. You can get the first appearance of Lady Justice (Wheel of Worlds #0) in a 50 cent bin someplace or buy it on line for a buck.

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Here’s a possible sleeper in the making……

Hip Hop Family Tree – Fantagraphics Books

If you’re a Hip Hop fan, this comic is for you. If you’re not a Hip Hop fan, this comic is for you too. Check out some hardcore history of the Hip Hop world. This comic has all of the greats on the cover. KRS-One, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Easy E, Tupac…..yes this is awesome beyond awesome. Meet some of these guys and get them to sign your book (witnessed of course) and grade it. You’ll have a one of a kind!

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They remain mum here as well on the Silver side. Get your fix on what they’re up to by visiting freecomicbookday.com.

Avengers #1 – Marvel Comics

Marvel isn’t very secretive about their plans. Check out the Avengers #1 comic for free. And the best part of this freebie is the a “new threat”? Is this an introduction? If it is, you better get this.

All and all a terrific free comic book day is headed our way. So many comics to read, so little time! Well we make time to read, but so little time before May 6 hits!

Be sure to bring the little ones if you have any. Comic books are a very good reading tool for the children. Have them read the Shakra comic to you or any comic they look interested in, it’s amazing to share the excitement with a child this way. It’s like Christmas in May!

Read wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 9/3/14

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There are foregone conclusions in life. The one that we all try hardest to elude is death. No matter how hard we try, we all will eventually meet our ultimate demise. No way around this one folks. It’s going to happen. However, the death card- foregone conclusion does not hold water within the comic book world. Wolverine will start the ultimate conclusion to his life beginning this week in Death of Wolverine (2014) #1. The death will stir the pot a bit, but will simply not hold for the long hall. Wolverine equals money and Disney isn’t about to give that up. So what to do as a fan? Well for one; enjoy the story put forth before you. It’s probably going to be a great one! As a speculator, well there are literally about 13 variants (at last count) that stand before you. If you’re a savvy investor and stay on top of the InvestComics Hot Picks each week, you’ll know what to do exactly. If you’re a first timer here, all I can say is choose wisely. There are simply too many variants to cover, but I can tell you one thing. It will be short lived, so you better turn over the comics quick. There is one sold out variant and that one goes to the sketch Deadpool variant. That variant alone will cost you around $350. That’s a bit much. Money better spent on a nice Bronze Age first appearance someplace. It’s your money though. If you buy that $350 book, you better have a good plan to get rid of it.

DC Comics wants to out duel Marvel this week so they go back to the well with their 3D covers. There is absolutely no redeeming value to these amazingly awesome 3D comics as far as monetary value goes. It’s a passing fad and will be as big as the Bombshell covers were, or the selfie covers. Yes you get the idea. Take a pass on these if you’re thinking of a spec market spike. There will however probably be ONE or TWO that will break through to cause an aftermarket bump. A short lived gimmick will bring a few extra bucks to your pocket, so the same applies here as did the Death of Wolverine. Choose wisely. Here is a quick checklist with images of which 3D covers are headed your way.

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Check out the zany/fun and Sold Out variant comic God Hates Astronauts (2014 Image) #1 this Wednesday. No more left at Diamond so you better get a copy if you think it’s a keeper. Another sold out comic hitting the shelf this week is Silent Hill Downpour Annes Story (2014) #1. Don’t look for too much on the spec side with this comic though.

Since the inception of InvestComics back in 2005 I have recommended Moon Knight countless times, everything from Werewolf by Night, Marvel Spotlight, to the Stephen Platt run and many more. All of those comics have showed some decent progress over time. I will continue to inform anyone that reads this column each week that you need to get your Moon Knight Comics in order. He will eventually come to fruition and hit the big screen. When it is announced one day, these books will explode beyond a price range that makes sense to buy for the savvy speculator. So with that, in this week’s Moon Knight (2014 5th Series) #7 fans are introduced to a new villain.

Disney based comic Figment has been selling very well. Figment (2014) #4 will reveal the origin of Dreamfinder and Figment.

Alice Cooper (2014 Dynamite) #1 will start a new ongoing series written by the amazing Joe Harris. Alice Cooper is no stranger to comics. Check out his first appearance in the Marvel title Marvel Premiere #50 (1979). Mr. Cooper had an actual hand in writing that book too. Awesome Terry Austin cover as well!

Dark Horse Comics puts together two unlikely characters; Grendel and the Shadow in Grendel vs Shadow (2014) #1. Although the Shadow is a cool teammate, Grendel is total badas*. Grendel’s first appearance was in Primer #2 (1983). A once very hot commodity way back in the day still shows signs of life on Ebay. A recent 9.6 CGC graded sold for $250. Primer #2 consistently sells on Ebay, which is a great sign. Why Grendel isn’t on the big screen yet is puzzling. If you can get your hands on one of these, do yourself a favor and do so. It’s a winner and an investment all the way.

Number One (2014 Aazurn) #1 will be a great read. Look for this one shot to sell out. A disturbing new Vertigo title will be of interest to check out; Names (2014 DC/Vertigo) #1. Ex Con (2014 Dynamite) #1, Cloaks (2014 Boom) #1, and Death Defying Dr Mirage (2014 Valiant) #1 will be worth a look as well.

Want off the wall, funny, wacky this week? Look no further than Hawkeye vs Deadpool (2014) #0. This will be a must read.

Be sure to visit the InvestComics Instagram page. A lot of cool comics up for sale!

See you next week. Actually not! InvestComics will be at the Baltimore Comic Con!! Look for A LOT of POST from the show on the InvestComics Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Google Plus and Tumblr pages!! We’ll bring Baltimore Comic Con to you!

See you next week from Baltimore! Invest wisely.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 7/30/14

Lots of cool news coming out of the San Diego Con this week. One of the biggest relates to the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie. That’s right, part 2 announced before part one even hits the screen. That’s quite brazen to say the least. By August 8th the Guardians of the Galaxy movie better have a strong showing and not fall on its face a week after its opening. We hope for the best here, but announcing a sequel to a movie that hasn’t even been released takes some brass ones, we know it’ll do well, right? Right?

Before we get to the short week, we’d like to point out a very big contest that was announced a few days ago on InvestComics. If you are a cosplayer and will be visiting the New York area (or live within the area) in October for the New York Comic Con, you need to enter this contest. A 4 day Press Pass is up for grabs. Click right HERE to check out the details.

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Two comics are in for easy picking’s as far as the spec world is concerned. Low (2014 Image) #1 is sold out at Diamond and there is lots of chatter about how good this one is. You best be on this one. As for the second obvious pick up this week? How about Outcast (2014 Image) #2? Outcast has movie talks all over it already. Seems a bit ridiculous to have only one comic out and it’s getting optioned already. But that’s neither here nor there, what is not ridiculous is the money to possibly make back for your $3.99 investment. Outcast #2 is sold out. Outcast is from Robert Kirkman. He does some zombie book that has seen some success (insert dripping sarcasm there). If you see Outcast #2 on the self, do yourself a favor and buy it.

Harley Quinn (2013) #8 will have a new gang called Scatapult appearing. Chew Warrior Chicken Poyo (2014) #1 will bring back the Poyo from the Chew series once again. Poyo first appeared in Chew #8 (2010). This comic is all but gone at the distributor.

With that movie coming out this Friday. You know the one with the sequel already, 100th Anniversary Special Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) #1 will show some good sales. It also has an appearance by Silver Galactus? Is this a first appearance? If anyone knows different, please let us know. Thanks in advance!

A few books to definitely check out this week….. ComixTribe may have another hit on their hands. And Then Emily Was Gone (2014) #1 is sold out. Wool (2014 Cryptozoic) #1 is just about there on the sold out front.

Bodies (2014 Vertigo) #1 and In the House of the Worm (2014) #1 look like fantastic reads. You should check out these as well.

 

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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4 Day NYCC Ticket Giveaway!

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InvestComics Announces a 4 Day New York Comic Con Ticket Giveaway! Cosplayer’s….. get your gameface on!

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(West Palm Beach, Florida; July 23, 2014) – The premiere Comic book speculation and entertainment information website InvestComics will be giving away the hottest ticket this October. “InvestComics wants to share the awesome power of New York Comic Con with the best of the best,” said Jay Katz, President of InvestComics. “We want to have a cosplayer shine with us at the greatest comic show on the east coast. Throughout the years we have covered the New York Comic Con, we have seen some amazing costumes put together from the cosplay community. Now it’s time to say thanks to that community for providing such a fun atmosphere at the show.”

Rafael Rosario, VP of InvestComics, added, “This is the ultimate cosplay contest, and InvestComics has always thought outside the box. We’re going all out here. Cannot wait to see the great submissions”

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The NerdFu Podcast added, “This contest is stellar. Who wouldn’t want a 4 Day Ticket to the New York Comic Con?! We’re excited to see the great cosplay entries!”

The premiere comic book price app for iPhone and iPad, Zap-Kapow’s owner Steve Roop said, “When Jay asked if we wanted to be a part of the judging team, we couldn’t believe it. Two things we love: New York Comic Con and cosplay! This is going to be awesome!”

The guys over at Pete’s Basement said, “Free 4 Day Ticket to NYCC?! Are you f***ing kidding? This is a no brainer when Jay asked us to be a part of this panel!”

Rules/scheduling and other stuff: The InvestComics 4 Day Cosplay New York Comic Con Ticket giveaway will have very simple rules.

Anyone can enter. One entry per person. When entering, please include your name, an email, and (a direct contact number if you are a finalist). Your job will be to post a picture of your best cosplay that you will don at New York Comic Con. You will need to hashtag #investcomicsnycc and share your picture inviting others to join the contest (more directions below). The best cosplay chosen by the panel of judges InvestComics/NerdFu/Pete’s Basement/Zap-Kapow combined with tags/shares will win!

On Saturday October 11, 2014 at New York Comic Con you will hang with the InvestComics crew for a few hours throughout the show floor to take pictures and promote InvestComics.

InvestComics will not provide airfare, hotel or any transportation to the show. If you were planning on coming to the show or live within the metropolitan area, then this contest is for you.

The contest winner will be chosen by a panel made up of NerdFu, Zap-Kapow, Pete’s Basement and of course InvestComics. Here is how it will begin and end on October 1st 2014.

 

Here’s how to enter. If you do not follow the guidelines you cannot be considered for the contest.

  • Submit photos via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Hashtag #investcomicsnycc
  • All photos of submissions will be posted to the InvestComics Facebook page. You then ask your friends and family to vote by liking and commenting on the photo (NOW – September 28th)
  • As a collective group, InvestComics/NerdFu/Zap-Kapow/Pete’s Basement will each choose one contestant as their finalist and the 5th is chosen by fans (most likes/comments) (September 28th)
  • Judges vote on an overall winner (September 29th – 30th)**
  • Winner will be announced on October 1st.

 

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Although the InvestComics web site was on line in 2005, it wasn’t until 2007 the web site became the main focal point and the magazine ceased. InvestComics wanted to start reaching a broader audience and began to rapidly expand. InvestComics became the “Entertainment” Investment Guide as a result of covering many areas in the industry, focusing on entertainment as well as highlighting investment opportunities.

 

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Front CoverAugust’s PREVIEWS Features DC Entertainment’s Newest Weekly Series, Earth 2: World’s End

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 16, 2014) — The August edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on July 23rd. August’s PREVIEWS offers over 2,000 new items and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning October 2014.

ON OUR FRONT COVER: The return of Power Girl and Huntress to their homeworld has dire consequences in DC Entertainment’s newest weekly series, Earth 2: World’s End.

ON OUR BACK COVER: Scott Snyder and Jock, the acclaimed team behind Batman: The Black Mirror, reteam for a new supernatural horror series from Image Comics, Wytches.

The August PREVIEWS Features

How to Draw Month — For the aspiring artist in all of us, PREVIEWS offers a wealth of “how-to” books from a variety of publishers that will satisfy every artistic inclination and teach you what you need to know to succeed.

On The Flip Side — Frank Cho, the fan-favorite artist of Liberty Meadows and numerous Marvel comics, talks to PREVIEWS about his new instructional book offered in this month’s catalog, Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method.

Indie Edge — James Tynion IV, the co-writer of Batman Eternal for DC Entertainment and the writer of The Woods for BOOM! Studios, talks about the projects he’s working on, how Batman Eternal is created, and which books he’s reading today.

Back CoverGems of the Month — August’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include: Dark Horse Comics’ Alien Vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1, which pits the crew of a starship against both Aliens and Predators; DC Entertainment’s Arkham Manor #1, in which Batman must solve the murder of inmates in Arkham Asylum; IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1, the long-awaited crossover between two of the ’80s biggest franchises; Image Comics’ Rasputin #1, a new horror series by Proof‘s Alex Grecian and Riley Rossmo; and Marvel Comics’ The Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1, an examination of his loss and its effect upon the Marvel Universe.

SplashPREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this October, including Marvel Comics’ Avengers & X-Men: Axis event; IDW Publishing’s new Edward Scissorhands series that picks up two generations after the film; BOOM! Studios’ new series based on FOX’s supernatural hit Sleepy Hollow; Valiant Entertainment’s Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody, a sequel series to the original Valiant hit by the original creators, Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright; Toon Tumbler’s new line of DC Bombshells Pint Glasses; and much more.

PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel — This month PREVIEWS offers more exclusive apparel that can be found only at your comic shop than ever before! Rocket Raccoon is full of furry attitude on the Guardians of the Galaxy: Bro Bandit shirt, and you’ll be ready for a day at work with the Army of Darkness: S-Mart t-shirt. These and many more shirts can only be found in PREVIEWS, so be sure to order them from your local comic book shop and refresh your wardrobe!

Plus: Staff Picks, the month’s Certified Cool books, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!

All this awaits you in the August edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, July 23rd with a cover price of just $4.50.

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