Welcome to InvestComics Hot Picks 11-2-11
A lot of Marvel to talk about this week; let’s jump right in……
Looks like Marvel has a real winner coming out this week. With DC’s Western titles doing well, it’s no wonder why Marvel will be anteing up. The title to look for this week is Six Guns. Not to be confused with Oni Press’ Sixth Gun. Six Guns #1 will feature an abundance of old style western characters and bringing them up to date. Some of the westerner’s first appearances are surprisingly very affordable, which means you should probably get your hands on them if Marvel decides it’s time for a very cool modern day western movie. Many of the first appearances came before Marvel in Timely Comics.
Here are the main players:
Black Rider – First appearance in All Star Western Winners #2 (1948) $1200.
Tarantula – First Appearance in Ghost Rider #2 (1967) $80
Matt Slade – First Appearance Matt Slade,Gunfighter #1 (1956) $240
Two Gun Kid – First Appearance Two Gun Kid #1 (1948) $1400
Tex Dawson – First Appearance Western Kid #1 (1954) $250. This comic features John Romita Sr. art throughout. A steal here at $250.
Avengers Origins: Ant-Man and Wasp #1 features a beauty of a cover from Marko Djurdjevic. However, beauty does not lie within the price of the first appearances from the napoleon complex guy and the shortest girl in the room. Ant-Man first appeared in Tales To Astonish #27 (1962) and is priced at $12,000. Seems like a bit much for a character that not many know who or what Ant-Man is. The scarceness of this comic is probably driving the price. 17 issues later in Tales To Astonish #44 (1963) we come across Janet Van Dyne as Wasp. This comic goes for a pricey $600. With your $600, you can talk a dealer down a little and get 3 of those western comics mentioned earlier.
In sticking with the female character for a moment, Thor: For Asgard – Deviants Saga #1 features the villain Ereshkigal, and she’s a bad as*. Herfirst appearance cost about $594 less than good ol’ Janet. Look for Thor #283 (1979).
There is nothing like nostalgia. This week we see 3 covers paying homage to yesteryear. Amazing Spider-Man #673 features an ode to Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1967) $1200. John Romita’s famous Spidey suit in the trash page goes on cover the cover of 673. It also features Kingpin’s first appearance. Image Comics Giant Sized Elephantmen #1 of course pays homage to Giant Sized X-Men #1 (1975) $1400. And if you’ve lived under a rock for the past 36 years, that book features the new X-Men from Dave Cockrum and Gil Kane. The third cover is an old Steve Ditko Spidey cover, but you’ll have to watch the video below to catch that one.
Here are some Independents to check out this week. Heart # 1 from image, IDW’s Jack Avarice is the Courier #1, Big Dog Inks Legend of Oz The Wicked West #1 (this looks awesome), David Paul and Sebastian Piccione (IC reviewers/FFFIC/Joseph!) rave about BOOM! Studios Planet of the Apes. Now we get Betrayal of Planet of the Apes #1. Let’s see if it lives up to the previous. And Peanuts #0, with a fantastic review from David Paul on Peanuts Happiness is a warm blanket Charlie Brown. Click here to check that out.
…..And be sure to check out Avengers Academy #21 with lots of new things going on in there as well as Marvel’s parody Shame Itself #1.
Lastly, check out the Covers Of The Week video below. With Halloween tomorrow, it only seems fitting that the music selection is from John Carpenter’s Halloween.
See you next week, Invest wisely.