Top 5 Hot Picks #121

Every week before new comic book day InvestComics gives fans our Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #483 and new comics coming this Wednesday 7/12/17.

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

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #483

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

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 7-12-17

New comic book release day 7/12/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week. Listed below is the comic book with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Supergirl #18 – Rocha/Henriques

Venomverse #2 – Mattina

Flash #26 – Giandomenico

America #4 – Jon Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action Comics #983 – Clay Mann

Flash #26 – Howard Porter

Venomverse #2 – Ron Lim

Rose #4 – David Finch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean Grey #2 – Jim Lee

Dark Days #1 – Lee & Williams

Red Hood #12 – Clay Mann

Spider-Men II #1 – Jesus Saiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mage #0 – Matt Wagner

Thrones #2 – Mike Miller

Briggs Land #2 – Fiona Staples

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New Comics #483

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A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 7/5/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #483. This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #483

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
This week, new comic book release day 7/12/17.

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Buy/Bid Now – Deadpool #33

Buy/Bid Now – Amz Spm #25

Buy/Bid Now – Amz Spm #30

Buy/Bid Now – Venomverse #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We gave our reason(s) of why a collector should be buying the Edge of Venomverse comics, but we’ll keep reminding you guys/gals in case you missed it. The series will be a ‘mash-up’ series of ‘mostly’ popular characters getting the Venom bug so to speak. They will become a former shell of themselves, but as the Venom character. This week, the ever so popular Gwenpool becomes Venom-Gwen, Gwen-Venom, Gwenpool-Venom or whatever name that gets stuck, you get the idea in Edge of Venomverse #2. One of these mash-up’s in this series will probably catch on and create a frenzy. We advise to stay on top of this series as one (or more) of these characters are bound to bounce out and you get bounced over.
Superior Octopus is back in Amazing Spider-Man #30. The fanbase has taken a tremendous liking to this new character. Look for Amazing Spider-Man #25 (first appearance of Superior Octopus) to gain momentum if the newbie gets his own series or makes an indelible mark within the Spidey rouge gallery. Either way, it’s still a good modern to pick up to add to your collection.
Darth Vader #3 may introduce a survivor from the Order 66. ‘The strongest Jedi Vader has ever faced’. A new Jedi. A new character. We all know what happens when a Star Wars comic introduces a new character right? A comic that increases in value way too fast and catches many collectors by surprise. Eventually the market cools off though and the once $60 comic becomes a $10 comic. Be wise. Buy now, off the shelf. A comic from Charles Soule & Guiseppe Camuncoli.
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Buy/Bid Now – Spider-Men II #1

Buy/Bid Now – Old Man Logan #26

Buy/Bid Now – Weapon X #5

Buy/Bid Now – Wolverine #66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Buy/Bid Now – Red Hood #12

Buy/Bid Now – Jean Grey #4

Buy/Bid Now – Action Comics #983

Buy/Bid Now – Darth Vader #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Buy/Bid Now – Calexit #1

Buy/Bid – Centipede #1

Buy/Bid – Mage #1

Buy/Bid – Dark Days #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Buy/Bid – Last Song #1

Buy/Bid – Dread Gods #1

Buy/Bid – Immortal #1

Buy/Bid – Skin & Earth #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Hot Picks #111

Every week before new comic book day InvestComics gives fans our Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #473 and new comics coming this Wednesday 5/3/17.

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Spider-Gwen #19 – A possible introduction of a new character. Writer Jason Latour and artist Robbi Rodriguez.
Youngblood #1 – 25 years ago Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood was introduced. Now they’re back in a new number one issue. Written by Chad Bowers and art by Jim Towe.
Stained #1 – 451 Studios will be going to a second print. Sold out on the distributor level. Written by David Baron and art by Yusuf Idris.
Pestilence #1 – Writer Frank Tieri has a hit on his hands. The variant cover market is a bit bonkers and AfterShock Comics will probably have to go back to the presses.
Amazing Age #1Croak #1, Lilith Dark #1Adam Wreck #1  – Alterna Comics grabbing that time machine and taking comic fans back. Come along for the ride as Alterna Comics releases FOUR new comics in the old school ‘comic paper’ format. We love it.

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #473.

Buy/Bid Now – Batman #22

Buy/Bid Now – Superman #22

Buy/Bid Now – Secret Empire #1

All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy #1
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #1
Black Bolt #1
Secret Empire #1
Jean Grey #1
Superman #22
Batman #22
Bane Conquest #1
Injustice 2 #1
Cyberforce Artifacts #0 (2016)
The Damned #1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Funko Universe
Little Nightmares #1
Catalyst Prime Noble #1
Eternal Empire #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 5-3-17

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New comic book release day 5/3/17. 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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Bane Conquest #1 – Graham Nolan
Youngblood #1 – David Finch
Superman #22 – Jorge Jimenez
Spider-Gwen #19 – Robbi Rodriguez

Buy/Bid – Bane ConQ #1 – Nolan

Buy/Bid – Youngblood #1 – Finch

Buy/Bid – Superman #22 – Jimenez

Buy/Bid – Spider-Gwen #19 – Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Batman #22 – Jason Fabok
Spider-Man #16 – Patrick Brown
Spider-Man 2099 #23 – Francesco Mattina
Black Bolt #1 – Christian Ward

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Buy/Bid – Batman #22 – Fabok

Buy/Bid – Spider-Man #16 – Brown

Buy/Bid – Spider 2099 #23 – Mattina

Buy/Bid – Black Bolt #1 – Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Black Bolt #1 – Christian Ward
Stained #1 – JOCK
Reggie and Me #5 – Jim Towe
Nightwing #20 – Javi Fernandez

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Buy/Bid – Black Bolt #1 – Ward

Buy/Bid – Stained #1 – Jock

Buy/Bid – Reggie and Me #5 – Towe

Buy/Bid – Nightwing #20 – Fernandez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All New Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 – Aaron Kuder
Hawkeye #6 – Julian Totino Tedesco
Slapstick #6 – David Nakayama
Jean Grey #1 – Stephanie Hans

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Buy/Bid – New GOTG #1 – Kuder

Buy/Bid – Hawkeye #6 – Tedesco

Buy/Bid – Slapstick #6 – Nakayama

Buy/Bid – Jean Grey #1 – Hans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Faith #11 – Kano
Nova #6 – Dan Mora

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InvestComics Hot Picks #473

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
This week, new comic book release day 5/3/17.

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As the new Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 movie hits, so does a new GOTG comic book(s) and cash cow Disney. Marvel will go on a twice monthly schedule with the ‘All-New’ title. The All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 is brought to you by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Aaron Kuder. The same Wednesday sees an all-star duo on Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #1, writer Jim Starlin and artist Alan Davis. You have a movie to watch and two comics to buy.
Black Bolt gets his first solo series this week; Black Bolt #1, written by Saladin Ahmed and art by Christian Ward. We cannot help ourselves but to say, this series will come to a halt soon enough. Not because of anything bad really, but when the Inhumans television series comes out, a new number one will be presented. It’ll be (insert sarcasm here) Black Bolts’ second solo series!
Fanboys can begin their descend upon that mountain-top since climbing up there quite a few months ago. Secret Empire #1 comes out this Wednesday. Well the descend will be a bit slow because Marvel will probably push the proverbial envelope just a tad more before finally bringing Cap back to the Jedi side. The dark side has not only consumed our beloved Steve Rogers, but the fanbase have lost their minds dealing with Cap playing for Hydra this whole time, thus bring them to a dark place in their lives. Here’s the thing, and we were the first to say it when Steve uttered those words ‘ Hail Hydra’. Storytelling is subjective guys/gals. Anyone can devise a story and bring it forward, as long as it brings fannies back to the book to turn that page. Besides it doesn’t really matter at the end of the day because, we all know Cap is true Red, White and Blue and he will in fact be back eventually. Can we all relax a bit here? Let the story play out. Wait for the big hoopla 51 variant covers from Captain America’s new number one issue. It’s the 51 variants fans should be more annoyed about. Secret Empire #1; writer Nick Spencer, art Steve McNiven.
So many debuts from Marvel this week. Jean Grey #1; written by Dennis Hopeless and art by Victor Ibanez.
Spider-Gwen #19 will introduce a new character. Jason Latour (writer) and Robbi Rodriguez (artist) still doing their Spider-Gwen thing.

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Buy/Bid Now – Spider-Gwen #19

Buy/Bid Now – GOTG #1

Buy/Bid Now – GOTG Entropy #1

Buy/Bid Now – Secret Empire #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A possible first appearance/introduction in Superman #22? Maybe, but the Jorge Jimenez Superboy cover though….nice.
Batman #22 will have that special lenticular cover. Third of four comics to have this. Read our thoughts on these covers (and variants in general) in last weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #472.
Bane begins a twelve-issue maxi-series. (The 80’s old timers will know what a maxi-series is). Bane Conquest #1 written by Chuck Dixon and art by Graham Nolan.
Injustice 2 #1 takes place right before the Injustice 2 video game release. Written by Tom Taylor and art by Juan Albarran.

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Buy/Bid Now – Bane CNQ #1

Buy/Bid Now – Secret Empire #1

Buy/Bid Now – Superman #22

Buy/Bid Now – Jean Grey #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood is coming back. The original Youngblood #1 came out in 1992. That’s 25 years ago. Feel old yet? The new series is written by Chad Bowers and art by Jim Towe. Artist Jim Towe is a a newbie in this business. His first comic book work (minus the hardcover book) came in December of 2016; Cyberforce Artifacts #0. Oh yea, and David Finch doing his amazing homage cover thing too.

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Buy/Bid Now – Batman 22

Buy/Bid Now – Black Bolt #1

Buy/Bid Now – YB 1992 #1

Buy/Bid Now – YB #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alterna Comics turns back the clock on four brand new comics this Wednesday. Check out the ‘old comic book print’ from yesteryear (80’s/90’s the last time we felt and saw this comic print). Must check out Amazing Age #1; Writer Matthew David Smith, art by Christine Brunson (InvestComics ad on the inside! Send us your copy if you want it signed!). Croak #1; Writer Cody Andrew Sousa and art by Dezi Sienty. Lilith Dark #1; Writer/Artist Charles C Dowd. Adam Wreck #1; Writer/Artist Michael S Bracco.

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Buy/Bid Now – Amz Age #1

Buy/Bid Now – Croak #1

Buy/Bid Now – Adam Wreck #1

Buy/Bid Now – Lilith Dark #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aftershock Comics new series; Pestilence #1, is written by Frank ‘The Great’ Tieri and illustrated by Oleg Okunev. The aftermarket is a bit bonkers over the variants.
451 Media Group is back with a new number one comic. Lead character Emma London; hired Bounty hunter/half machine. Stained #1; Written by David Baron and art by Yusuf Idris. A JOCK cover too. Yes we love that! The Steve Morris cover is nice as well.
The Damned #1 (Oni Press). Written by Cullen Bunn and art by Brian Hurtt.

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Buy/Bid – Pestilence #1

Stained #1 JOCK

Stained #1 Morris

The Damned #1

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Funko Pop toys are hot. Funko Pop on variant comic covers? Okay, lets. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Funko Universe (IDW).
Little Nightmares #1 (Titan Books); Writers Alex Paknadel/Dan Watters and art by Aaron Alexovich.
Catalyst Prime Noble #1 (Lion Forge); Written by Brandon Thomas, art by Rogers Robinson.
Eternal Empire #1 (Image Comics). Writers Jonathan Luna (art) and Sarah Vaughn.

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Buy/Bid – Catalyst #1

Buy/Bid – Cyberforce #1

Buy/Bid – Injustice 2 #1

Buy/Bid – Eternal #1

Buy/Bid – Nightmares #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics – Video #473

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A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 5/3/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video. This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you.

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Comic Broker Report – June 2013

The Comic Broker’s Report June 2013

By Topher Seal

Nothing Special this month, just a mixed bag of comics to hunt for throughout the summer.  Until the Bruins win another cup I will be awaiting the release of the Man of Steel.  Let’s all hope that Zack Snyder channels his Watchmen instead of another Sucker Punch otherwise he may just kill the franchise once and for all.

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Once a forgotten Phantom Zone resident, Faora has made the improbable leap to the silver screen.  With a movie that is already getting praise from critics,  it is possible that she may be one of the film’s best character adaptations. ( She was sentenced to 300 years for killing many men! )

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Rise of Apocalypse 1-4,  X-Force 37, Marvel Graphic Novel 17, X-Men Alpha

So the list of mutants to appear in the time traveling sequel to the most recent X flick just keeps on expanding.  First appearances of Warpath and Blink haven’t seen increased sales as of yet,  but with the addition of the AOA character Blink we may get a glimpse into the alternate reality fans love so much.  Now we all know that X-Factor 5,6 will be the key books concerning Apocalypse but there are others…

Rise of 1-4 gives us the origin of En Sabah Nur,

 

X-Force 37 is also a key concerning his origin,

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The Marvel GN 17 is actually his first appearance,

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X-Men Alpha is the first appearance of the AOA Apocalypse

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Dark Horse Presents 1 (  Paul Pope Variant, First 300 Sequel )

Again, this  rare variant with a cover by indie icon Paul Pope features a sneak peek at Frank Miller’s sequel to 300.  Xerxes takes place before, during and after the event of 300 and is currently being adapted by Legendary studios.  The first film was a massive hit and generated big sales for the 6 issue series.  Expect the same here.

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X-Men Poster Magazine & X-men 37 2nd print ( First Blink )

Similar to the AOA  Apocalypse appearance mentioned above, Blink has an AOA first appearance also and it’s not in X-Men Alpha.  I have also mentioned Uncanny 317 as the first appearance of Blink but issues 37 of the X-Men series came out the same month and like that issues has a more rare 2nd printing.

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Game of Thrones 1 ( Limited 1 for 75 Virgin Variant Cover by Mike Miller )

This season cemented Martin’s epic series as one of the most popular ( and well written! ) fantasies of all time.  Don’t believe me?  Data shows that the finale of Season 3 was the most illegally downloaded show ever.  The comic issues from Dynamite are getting harder to find especially the variants.  This one is the gem of the bunch.

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Clint 1 ( First Kick Ass 2 )

This over-sized magazine from Mark Millar ran its course some time ago but that doesn’t mean it’s worthless.  There are plenty of reasons to buy most issues especially the first.  Kick Ass 2 hits this summer and if it’s as successful as the first film look for this mag to heat up.

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The Comic Shop News 1257 July 2011 ( Game of Thrones )

I have researched all of Dynamite’s offerings prior to the release of the Game of Thrones original series for a printed preview of the series and found nothing.  The only appearance or preview of the comic adaptation is in this issue of the Comic Shop News which are always tough to find.

Star Wars Dark Empire II ( Newsstand and Gold Variant ) & Star Wars The Last Command 1

Rumors surrounding the sequels are sure to create a frenzy in the collectible market over the next few years.  If the Solo twins make it into the film look for these books to go berserk on the back issue market.

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The Last of Us American Dream 1 of 4

Once again, I rarely recommend Video Game adaptations, especially mini series but I am making an exception for this wonderful comic.  The game looks amazing and issues 1 and 2  are pretty tough to find already.

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-Topher