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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 #463 and new comics coming this Wednesday 2/22/17.HULK Top 5 2-22-17

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Super Sons #1 Joker

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Captain America Steve Rogers #12 – Taskmaster knows Cap’s secret. Let the fun begin. Well not for Cap, but for us readers.
Elektra #1 – A new series for Marvel’s assassin. Written by Matt Owens and art from Juan Cabal.
Monstress #10 – Comic readers know by now that Marjorie Liu’s Monstress has been an amazing read. Issue ten this week. That is all.
Old Guard #1 – This comic has shown strong sales right out of the gate. Written by Greg Rucka, nuff said.
Quantum Teens Are Go #1 – A new Black Mask Comic? Why yes we’ll check this out of course thank you. Written by Magdalene Visaggio and art by Eryk Donovan.

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Captain America Steve Rogers #12 - Paul Renaud

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Elektra #1 Bill Sienkiewicz

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Monstress #10 Sana Takeda

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Old Guard #1

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Quantum Teens Are Go #1

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #463.

Thunderbolts #10 - Jon Malin

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Incredible Hulk #449

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Detective Comics #951
Justice League Of America #1
Batgirl #8
Astro City #41
Thunderbolts #10
Incredible Hulk #449 (1997)
Spider-Man Deadpool #14
Revolutionaries #2
Animal Noir #1
TMNT Universe #7
Cosmic Scoundrels #1
Judge Dredd Annual #1
My Little Pony Annual #1
Visitor How And Why He Stayed #1
Jim Henson Power Of The Dark Crystal #1
Belfry #1
Old Guard #1
Sun Bakery #1

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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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New Comics #463 – Video

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InvestComics Hot Picks #463

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Batgirl #8

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Detective Comics #951

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Justice League Of America #1

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Astro City #41

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Batman

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Detective Comics #951 begins a new storyline from writer James TynionIV, ‘League of Shawows’. Art by Christian Duce.
New JLA series begins; Justice League Of America #1, written by Steve Orlando and art by Ivan Reis.
Writer Hope Larson continues the ‘Son of Penguin’ storyline in Batgirl #8. The second appearance of Penguins son; Ethan Cobblepot.
Astro City hits its 100th anniversary issue; Astro City #41. This issue will have a couple of character introductions. Covers by Alex Ross, written by Kurt Busiek and art from Brent Eric Anderson.

It’s hard to believe the Thunderbolts will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in Thunderbolts #10 this Wednesday. Way back in Incredible Hulk #449 (1997), we got our first look at the then Thunderbolts team. The team has changed a number of times over the years, but that 1997 book was their first appearance. The 20 year old comic is still relatively affordable in some places on Ebay. Make sure you click our RED link to see the pricing and availability.
The Spider-Man Deadpool #14 cover shows Deadpool and Spidey at a comic convention. There are a few Deadpool cosplayers vying for position for an opportunity photo with Wade and there are many Deadpool cosplayers scattered throughout. It’s fun/silly comic cover scenes like this that wind up getting speculators in a frenzy over a first appearance somewhere. Maybe this cover features the first appearance of Rabbitpool? Bunnypool? Afropool?

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Incredible Hulk #449

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Thunderbolts #10

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Elektra #1

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Spider-Man Deadpool #14

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For some reason, when the Elektra character debuts a new series, it always starts off red hot, but then tails off. We have faith this will not be the case for the new series beginning on Wednesday. Look for quick initial interest for Elektra #1, written by Matt Owens and art from Juan Cabal. If you like it, be sure to support the comic and buy the next issue(s).

Indie Hot Picks;
IDW Publishing delivers a few comics on this week’s Hot Picks list.
Revolutionaries #2 features the all new Storm Shadow.
If you’re an animal lover, there’s a comic for you this week. Check out IDW’s Animal Noir #1. Writer/artist Izar Lunacek tells the tale of animals that talk, wear clothes, smoke and investigate a prey fantasy film. We think this may not be a comic for the kiddies.
TMNT Universe #7 reveals the new Metalhead.
IDW also offers up Cosmic Scoundrels #1, Andy Suriano and Matt Chapman bring this web series to life. Two annuals; Judge Dredd Annual #1 and My Little Pony Annual #1.

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Belfry #1

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Old Guard #1

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Quantum Teens Are Go #1

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Sun Bakery #1

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Image Tribute Covers

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Judge Dredd Annual #1

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Cosmic Scoundrels #1

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A new Hellboy spinoff series from Mike Mignola and Paul Grist; Visitor How And Why He Stayed #1 (Dark Horse).
Fans of the 1982 movie The Dark Crystal have something to really look forward to this week. Check out Jim Henson Power Of The Dark Crystal #1 from Boom Studios. Written by Simon Spurrier and pencils by Nichole Matthews. Jae Lee provides the cover(s).

Every new Black Mask comic release sells out (mostly). They offer up Quantum Teens Are Go #1. Written by Magdalene Visaggio and art by Eryk Donovan.

Image one shot; Belfry #1 will probably sell out. Writer/artist Gabriel Hardman delivers a horror story that may have fans asking for more. It starts here.
Speaking of sold out comics, Old Guard #1 will probably join Belfry #1 as the duo will show strong sales out of the gate. Old Guard #1, a story of old soldiers that won’t die. Written by the awesome Greg Rucka and art from Leandro Fernandez.
A sold out comic from Press Gang in 2016 makes its way to Image comics. The Anime style Sun Bakery #1 from writer/artist Corey Lewis.
Image Comics also continue their very cool tribute covers. Click the Image above and see which tribute covers you can grab on Ebay.

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Animal Noir #1

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Revolutionaries #2

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Visitor How And Why He Stayed #1

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Creator Spotlight – Michael Turner

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The comic industry lost one of the industries best talents eight years ago. Michael Turner would have turned 45 years old on April 21st. He was a fan favorite that delivered on every single cover he put out. His pencils were unmistakable. His covers were remarkable. Michael died on June 27th 2008 at the young age of 37. Gone way too soon, but he left fans with the memory of his work. A vast body of work that spans from 1994 to 2008. Recently though, Turner’s art has been showing up once again through exclusive variant covers. They’ve garnered a lot of attention and have sold out….quickly. Michael Turner is doing it again, making fans love him all over again.

Here are a few of our favorite books. We couldn’t list them all, so maybe your favorite was left off. No hard feelings. His body of work is simply too expansive. Too many to choose from. Enjoy our list below.

Thanks Michael, your work will always live on.

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Cyberforce #9

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Cyberforce Universe Sourcebook #2

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Witchblade #1 1996

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Cyberforce #9 (1994) – Here is the first professional work from Michael Turner. Pencils and collaborative cover.

Cyberforce Universe Sourcebook #2 (1995) – Michael collaborates with Billy Tan on this cover.

Witchblade #1 (1995) – Witchblade begins with Michael at the helm.

Witchblade #1 (1996) – This Germany release was the first Turner solo cover without collaboration.

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Aria #1

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Fathom Preview

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No Honor #1

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Top Cow Classics In Black and White Sketch Cover #1

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Fathom Preview (1998) – Turner begins with his Fathom character. A preview book.

Aria #1 (1999) – Michael’s first U.S. solo cover.

Top Cow Classics In Black and White Sketch Cover #1 (2000) – Here is a simple yet incredible Turner pencil cover. The Dynamic Forces variant.

No Honor #1 (2001) – Just a great comic and cover from Turner.

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Tomb Raider #25

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The Agency #1

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Battle of The Planets #1

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Tomb Raider #17

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The Agency #1 (2001) – Another great comic and another great cover.

Tomb Raider #17 (2001) – This signed/numbered museum edition is a beauty.

Battle of The Planets #1 (2002) – Battle of The Planets Turner cover.

Tomb Raider #25 (2002) – Endgame part 1. Turner pencils and a fantastic Turner cover.

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Ekos Preview 2002

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G.I. Joe #21

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Soulfire Preview

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Teen Titans #1

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Ekos: Preview (2002) – Turner pencils and cover.

Soulfire Preview (2003) – Turner pencils and cover.

G.I. Joe #21 (2003) – Micheal steps outside the Aspen/Top Cow banner and does a cover for the G.I. Joe Image Comics title.

Teen Titans #1 (2003) – Turner’s first DC work; cover art.

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Action Comics #812

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Action Comics #813

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Adventures of Superman #625

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Flash #207

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Action Comics #812 (2004) – Michael begins a Superman cover run.

Adventures of Superman #625 (2004) – Superman cover.

Flash #207 (2004) – Turner Flash cover.

Action Comics #813 (2004) – Another great cover.

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Superman Batman #4

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Flash #208

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Superman #205

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Superman Batman #4 (2004) – This rare German cover shows a half naked Supergirl as only Michael can deliver.

Superman Batman #8 (2004) – Michael pencils this issue, but it’s the second print penciled version of the original cover that grabs our attention. Nice. Very nice.

Flash #208 (2004) – Another Flash cover. More success.

Superman #205 (2004) – Michael captures the awe-aspiring strength of Superman on this cover.

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Flash #210

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G.I. Joe #33

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Identity Crisis #1

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Superman Batman #10

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Superman Batman #10 (2004) – Awesome Wonder Woman cover from Turner.

Flash #210 (2004) – Flash/Zoom cover by Turner.

G.I. Joe #33 (2004) – A Wraith Turner cover. Low print run.

Identity Crisis #1 (2004) – Michael places many DC characters on this cover.

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Supergirl #1

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Flash #211

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Identity Crisis #4

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Ms. Marvel #1

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Flash #211 (2004) – As Michael showed us Superman’s strength (Superman #205), he gives us Flash’s speed here.

Identity Crisis #4 (2004) – One of if not our favorite Turner cover ever. Nails this.

Supergirl #1 (2005) – The second print cover is spectacular.

Ms. Marvel #1 (2006) – Here the Turner sketch variant way outshines the regular color cover. First modern day Ms. Marvel series.

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Black Panther #18

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Civil War #1

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Civil War #2

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Wolverine Origins #1

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Wolverine Origins #1 (2006) – Michael’s first take on Wolverine. Cover art.

Civil War #1 (2006) – When Michael did the cover art to DC’s Identity Crisis two years earlier, which featured some jam covers, it’s only fitting he’d do Marvel’s Civil War.

Civil War #2 (2006) – More Turner Civil War cover art. Simply amazing.

Black Panther #18 (2006) – Storm graces the Turner cover.

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Civil War #3

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Incredible Hulk #100

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Justice League of America #1

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Civil War #3 (2006) – The iconic Iron Spider cover. The penciled version is a must own.

Justice League of America #1 (2006) – The third print sketch cover. Yes that one.

Justice League of America #3 (2006) – Red Tornado Cover.

Incredible Hulk #100 (2007) – Turner SMASH! Michael shows off here. An “Incredible” Hulk cover. The Grey variant is scarce.

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Sub-Mariner #1

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Justice League of America #8 (2007) – Batman cover.

Fantastic Four #547 (2007) – Turner cover. Human Torch dominates this cover.

Sub-Mariner #1 (2007) – One of the best Sub-Mariner covers ever.

World War Hulk #1 Aspen Exclusive Variant (2007) – A Hulk jam cover.

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Daredevil #100

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Silver Surfer In Thy Name #1

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Spider-Man Red Sonja #1

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Thor #1

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Thor #1 (2007) – The third print sketch cover. Michael shows how puny us earth people really are when Thor stares down upon us.

Daredevil #100 (2007) – Turner cover.

Spider-Man Red Sonja #1 (2007) – Spidey teams with Red Sonja and Turner provides this cover.

Silver Surfer In Thy Name #1 (2007) – Wow.

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Amazing Spider-Man #15

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Batman Rebirth #1

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Spider-Man Red Sonja #5

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Uncanny X-Men #500

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Spider-Man Red Sonja #5 (2008) – This cover captures Peter and Red Sonja in a romantic moment.

Uncanny X-Men #500 (2008) – A rare sketch cover and one of Michael’s last covers.

Batman Rebirth #1 (2016) – Michael Turner’s art will live on forever. New art and reproduced older art will show up from time to time. This Batman image was used as a variant cover for DC’s Rebirth line.

Amazing Spider-Man #15 (2016) – Here is another recent variant Turner cover. Spidey and Black Cat.

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Aquaman, seven series number one issues, two of which were limited series. None of the regular series made it past 77 issues. What does this mean exactly? Well it means that Aquaman was never a character taken very seriously. Always on the receiving end of the joke. Nowadays things are a bit different (many thanks to Geoff Johns), although the character still holds the stigma of being a lame duck in many circles, Warner Brothers will be going all in with a solo movie release. Rumor has it that he’ll first appear in the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice first, then we’ll see the solo movie a couple of years later. It’s then we’ll see if the world is truly ready for a live action Aquaman movie.

It was writer Geoff Johns that vowed to make Aquaman a cool character. He’s achieved this feat with many naysayers saying it couldn’t be done. Now the transition to film will be the defining moment for the most powerful water character in the entire DC Universe.

Below are some key Aquaman appearances throughout the years. First appearances, number one issues, appearances in other comics, etc. Debuting from 1941, there are plenty of comics to look for here. Plenty of affordable books along the way here too.

Please remember as always here on InvestComics, read the disclaimer. With that said, there will in fact be books that are not on this list. They were probably inadvertently missed. No problem, list your favorite book below or in the comment section in one of our social media outlets. Also remember that the Aquaman movie comes out in 2018, there are no right or wrong answers here.

 

Aquaman Checklist

More Fun Comics #73 (1941) First appearances of Aquaman and Green Arrow. Golden Age.

Worlds Finest Comics #6 (1942) Aquaman first appears with Batman and Robin in the same comic. They are not together in the same story, Aquaman is featured in a backup.

Adventure Comics #229 (1956) First Silver Age. First appearance of Topo, Aquaman’s pet octopus.

Adventure Comics #260 (1959) Key origin issue. Also dubbed as the first Silver Age origin issue.

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Adventure Comics #269 (1960) First Aqualad appearance.

The Brave and the Bold #28 (1960) First appearance of the Justice League of America and Aquaman is on the team.

Superman #138 (1960) First time appearing in a Superman comic.

Justice League of America #1 (1960) First Justice League comic.

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Detective Comics #293 (1961) Before the first Aquaman series debuted, there were backup stories in this title. This is the first of those backup stories.

Showcase #30 (1961) The Aquaman “tryout” issue. The origin of Aquaman.

Showcase #32 (1961) First appearance of The Creature King of the Sea.

Aquaman #1 (1962) Aquaman’s first solo series and first appearance of Quisp.

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Aquaman #11 (1963) First appearance of Mera.

Aquaman #15 (1964) First appearance of Dr. Deering.

Aquaman #18 (1964) Aquaman weds Mera. The Justice League of America were invited. Rumor has it they had their own table. Very rowdy crowd when they drink.

Green Lantern #29 (1964) First time appearing in a Green Lantern comic. Pencils by Gil Kane.

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Aquaman #21 (1965) First appearance of Fisherman.

Aquaman #22 (1965) First appearance of Siren.

Aquaman #23 (1965) First appearance of Aquababy.

Aquaman #24 (1965) First appearance of Karla.

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Flash #158 (1966) First time in a Flash comic.

Teen Titans #1 (1966) Aquaman appearance.

Aquaman #26 (1966) First O.R.G.E and first Huntress Silver Age. This is not the same O.R.G.E. As in Batman Confidential #1 (2007).

Aquaman #29 (1966) First appearance of Ocean Master.

Aquaman #30 (1966) Justice League of America appearance. Story titled; “The Death of Aquaman”.

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Aquaman #33 (1967) First appearance of Aquagirl.

Aquaman #35 (1967) First appearances of Black Manta and Dr. Vulko.

Aquaman #37 (1968) First appearance of Scavenger.

Aquaman #42 (1968) A classic Nick Cardy Black Manta cover.

Aquaman #54 (1970) First appearance of Thanatos. No Not Thanos, Thanatos.

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Wonder Woman #215 (1974) First appearance in the Wonder Woman title.

Superman #379 (1983) First Bizarro Aquaman appearance.

Swamp Thing #24 (1984) Aquaman (JLA) appearance. Alan Moore writes.

Aquaman Vol 2 #1 (1986) Post Crisis origin story.

Aquaman Special #1 (1989) A retelling of Aquaman’s origin. Written by Keith Giffen and Robert Fleming. Art by Keith Giffen and Curt Swan.

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Aquaman Vol 3 #1 (1989) This five issue mini-series was a continuation of the Aquaman Special from a couple of months prior. Brought to us by the same creative team.

Atlantis Chronicles (1990) The title says it all. Seven issue limited series. Written by Peter David. Plenty on first appearances throughout.

Aquaman Vol 4 #1 (1991) This series made it up to lucky number 13.

Suicide Squad #61 (1992) First Aquaman (JLA) appearance in a Suicide Squad comic.

Deathstroke the Terminator #13 (1992) Aquaman (JLA) appearance.

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Aquaman: Time and Tide (1993) A four issue mini series from writer Peter David.

Superboy #9 (1994) First full appearance of King Shark.

Aquaman Vol 5 #1 (1994) This series would become the longest lasting series of all the volumes. Peter David begins the series as writer. First appearances of villains Bres and Charybdis.

Aquaman Vol 5 #4 (1994) First Kimon Tanaka, later becomes Demon Gate. Lobo appearance.

Aquaman Vol 5 #26 (1996) First Demon Gate.

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Green Lantern: Circle of Fire (2000) This two issue story was written by Brian K. Vaughan. Aqauman (JLA) appearance.

Superman Emperor Joker #1 (2000) A one shot featuring a ton of guest stars and JLA (Aquaman). Written by Joe Kelly and Jeph Loeb. Spectacular cover by Ed McGuinness.

Green Arrow #16 (2001) First appearance in a Green Arrow comic. Written by Kevin Smith and art by Phil Hester. One of Aquaman’s greatest adversaries appears in this comic; Black Manta. Great Matt Wagner cover.

Aquaman Vol 6 #1 (2003) A new direction for Aquaman; “The New Wave”. Written by Rick Veitch, pencils by Yvel Guichet and cover by Alex Maleev. This series lasted 57 issues.

Aquaman Vol 6 #5 (2003) First appearance of The Thirst.

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Aquaman Vol 6 #21 (2004) First appearance of Eel.

Aquaman Sword of Atlantis #40 (2006) Title change in Vol 6. Written by Kurt Busiek, Art and variant cover by Butch Guice.

Aquaman Vol 7 #1 (2011) New 52 Aquaman series written by Geoff Johns and art by Ivan Reis. Geoff actually made Aquaman a cool character. The series did well under his watch.

Swamp Thing #1 (2011) A New 52 Aquaman appearance written by Scott Snyder.

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Aquaman Vol 7 #16 (2013) First appearance of The Dead King.

Secret Origins #2 (2014) A New 52 secret origins story featuring Aquaman.

Aquaman and The Others #2 (2014) First appearance of Legend.

Superboy #0 (1994) Cameo (first appearance of Killer Shark.

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 6/17/15

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We’re back from Special Edition New York Con 2015. What a fantastic show. Be sure to check out all of the InvestComics’ social media to see lots of images from the event.

There is no shortage of comics to choose from this week. There are plenty to read and speculate on this week. Let’s dive right in shall we?

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The creative team of Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu will be on Black Canary #1. Writer Brenden Fletcher has turned things around for the Batgirl title and looks to make some noise with this title. A great read coming here.

Look for a quick sell out as Amanda Conner leads the way with Harley Quinn and Power Girl #1. Always a great book with all the girls; Amanda, Harley, and Power Girl.

Justice League of America #1 features superstar creator Bryan Hitch as writer/artist. A fantastic way to kick things off. Having over 9 variant covers is not. The over saturated variant cover market is taking a huge hit these days. There are too many variant copies with no takers. Too many times dealers are either left with them or the “want to be speculator” is left with them. There is an art to collecting the variant market. Not every single variant will produce an aftermarket buzz. Be vigilant in knowing the difference in a variant comic and a hot aftermarket variant cover. About 4 or so months ago, an $800 Spider-Gwen variant existed. That same 9.8 sold for $575 yesterday. All the other 9.8’s within the $550-$700 range last sold in either March or April. The same with all the Star Wars variants. Those were a hot ticket when it hit. The thing InvestComics pointed out with that comic was this; if the guts (inside) of the comic brings nothing relative to the market, be it an introduction, a new villain, a new plot twist, or anything pertaining to the possibility that it will appear in the new film, then you are dead. Too many copies having the exact same guts brings nothing to the speculative table except for those nice covers. Covers don’t sell books. At first they may, eventually there will have to be substance. Although a fantastic story is told in Star Wars #1, all 100+ variants are the same story. This is only one of the few factors in buying variant comics. And as for the Spider-Gwen, the market is correcting itself. While the inside offers the first appearance, the market is a bit out of its league right now. Don’t get caught up in the hyperbole. So let’s circle all the way back around, if Justice League of America #1 has something to offer on the inside of all of those pretty covers, then you’re on to something. If it’s just great storytelling from Bryan Hitch with no significant introduction or otherwise, you have yourself a nice variant for $50 that will be worth $10 in six months time. Be aware of what you are buying.

A new 12 issue series from DC; Prez #1 will be on the shelf this Wednesday. Last we checked, Prez #1 (1973) was a he not a she. Every new comic these days seems to be an introduction of a new female character or what was once a HE is now a SHE to some degree. Thor, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Iron Man, Nova, etc….

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Writer Paul Levitz brings Doctor Fate #1 to life. Always a great read with Paul at the helm.

Finishing out the DC number one issues; Doomed #1 and Martian Manhunter #1

A speculative book to watch for this Wednesday will be Wonder Woman #41. A new villain is introduced. Must check this one out. The Brian Bolland variant (cover B) is quite awesome. Here is a perfect example of what was spoken about earlier regarding variants. The guts of this comic has something to offer. Although the variant is a cover B cover price, if it was a $15 variant, it may be worth the pick up. Something more to offer than a pretty cover. The print run is a huge factor in the variant market as well. Like I said, there are a few mitigating factors that go into purchasing a variant comic.

Marvel’s Deadpool Secret Secret Wars #2 will be part of the Spider-Gwen craze. How about Gwenpool? Spider-Gwen as Deadpool sounds like a match made in aftermarket heaven doesn’t it? Let’s see if Gwenpool ever gains traction, if she does, she first appears right on the cover as part of the Gwen cover variants all over Marvel’s books right now. Only one of these available on Ebay right now.

Squadron Sinister #1 looks like a great book. Probably looking at a second print here soon. Check out the first appearance “cameo” of Squadron Sinister in Avengers #69 (1969) (Last page). First full appearance in Avengers #70 (1969).

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Marvel’s Runaways comic back in 2003 was a hot ticket at one time. Runaways will get their restart button pushed with Runaways #1 this Wednesday. First appearing in Runaways #1 (2003) with writer Brian K Vaughan. Many first appearances throughout all of the Runaway titles. The variant this Wednesday is sold out.

A real cool book with lots of different Thor characters. What’s not to love? Thors #1 will be a great read and as always with these new titles and relaunches, look out for the sneaky hot intro.

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The Spider-Gwen craze continues with the Gwenverine variant (Cover B) on Old Man Logan #2. No really, we’re not making this up.

Magneto #19, here’s comes the Sugar Man! This whacked out villain; Sugar Man, first appeared in Generation Next #2 (1995). Starting bid on this comic right now? One penny!

Armor Wars #2, who is Iron Hand?

Empire of the Dead T.V. Show is coming, here’s the last of the series; Empire of the Dead #3.

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Ravenous #2 from Creature Entertainment sold out is sold out across the board. Regular and variants. How about a contest for the rare number one variant signed by the entire team? Check out the image in this article. That beauty could be yours! Look for the contest on the InvestComics Facebook page coming up very soon.

Astronauts in Trouble #1 from Image Comics and artist Charlie Adlard. The original Astronauts book; Astronauts in Trouble Cool Ed’s appeared in 1999. This also from Charlie Adlard.

Tales Of Honor Bred To Kill #1 from Image Comics is completely sold out.

Other comics to definitely check out this week; Empty Zone #1 from Image Comics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Casey & April #1 from IDW, Fiction #1 from Boom Studios and Plants vs Zombies Bully For You #1. A Dark Horse anti-bully comic. A couple of stories from Dustin Nguyen, help support the cause.

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What are the most-ordered JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 state variants? Find out here!

News from the DC Comics Blog points out what variant cover you should probably try to get your hands on……Ebay is calling folks!

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Back in November, we let you know that JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 would boast a whopping 52 variant covers, featuring the individual flags of all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Currently, all the variant covers are available for ordering – but time is running out! Monday’s the last day comic retailers can up their orders – and your last chance to make sure you get a copy of your state’s cover.

We’ve got a rundown of how the states stack up currently, and so far, it’s looking like fans in Texas are in the lead. But it’s not too late! Fans and retailers still have a few more days to up orders and beat Texas as the most best-selling state variant. And, hey, Texas, keep up the good work (shh, don’t tell the rest of the country we said that)!

In addition to the state variants and the standard cover, you can also order the complete, 53-comic set as a combo pack. Now that’s patriotism, eh?

“What better way to show your state pride than by reserving a copy now of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 that features your very own state’s flag?” said Bob Wayne, DC Entertainment Senior Vice President of Sales. “Not only that, but you get the first issue of what’s sure to be an epic, ongoing series by Geoff Johns and David Finch – sounds like a win-win to me. And as a native Texan, I’m not at all surprised to see that Texas is currently #1!”

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 flies onto shelves on February 6. Which state variant editions will you be picking up? Let us know in the comments section below and make sure to send in your orders for this exciting series launch before this coming Monday! 

1. Texas

2. California

3. New York

4. Puerto Rico

5. Ohio

6. New Jersey

7. Pennsylvania

8. Michigan

9. Illinois

10. North Carolina

11. Florida

12. Virginia

13. Massachusetts

14. Washington

15. Tennessee

16. Indiana

17. Maryland

18. Alabama

19. Washington, D.C.

20. Hawaii

21. Arizona

22. Wisconsin

23. Colorado

24. Kentucky

25. Minnesota

26. Georgia

27. Oklahoma

28. Iowa

29. New Hampshire

30. Alaska

31. Missouri

32. Connecticut

33. South Carolina

34. New Mexico

35. Nebraska

36. Louisiana

37. Oregon

38. Rhode Island

39. Maine

40. Arkansas

41. Kansas

42. Delaware

43. West Virginia

44. Nevada

45. Mississippi

46. Utah

47. Montana

48. Idaho

49. North Dakota

50. South Dakota

51. Vermont

52. Wyoming 

Batman Checklist #3

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…..And now the third and final installment of the Batman Checklist. This is my personal favorite, such a variety of comics. In no particular order, lets jump right in shall we?

No particular order except for the first comic here. The 3 part Batman Checklist hones in on the Dark Knight and all of his adversaries, but the main event happens on July 20th in theaters everywhere. Batman vs. Bane is going to be an epic movie no doubt.

Simply put here. Bane is the equivalent of Spidey’s Venom. Bane is as important a villain within Batman’s world as is Venom is Spider-Man’s world. Actually, these 2 villains are the most important thing to happen to their respective comics when they first arrived on the scene and continue to be a force. This isn’t about Venom though, this is about Bane. He’s now appearing in a second Batman movie for a reason. Yes we all know the first Bane movie doesn’t count. But deny all you want, he’s there! Bane has become the modern era Joker. Yes the Joker is the Prince, but Bane is the King.

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Vengeance of Bane – Here it is fans, the reason why the Batman Rises movie will be so epic. This dude is going to bring it………the first appearance of Bane.

New York World’s Fair (1940) – This beauty of a comic has the dubious distinction of being the first time Superman, Batman and Robin ever teamed up. A cool $15,000 makes you a proud owner.

Dark Knight #1-4 – As previously stated in the InvestComics Dark Knight Rises Comic Hot Picks Special (Part 1 of 3), Frank Miller is THE game changer within the Batman comic book realm. Yes artistically and storytelling creators Neal Adams, Norm Breyfogle and the Jim Lee’s of the world were also game changers, but Frank Miller takes the crown here. This series puts the “Dark Knight” into the Dark Knight. If for reasons unimaginable that you do not own this series to some capacity, be it trade, 3rd printing individuals or the originals…..well you’re not a Batman fan or a comic collector.

All American Comics #61 – The first appearance of Solomon Grundy.

3D Batman 1953 – The first 3D Batman comic. $1800 for this little gem.

Batman Adventures #12 – The first comic book appearance of Harley Quinn. She first appeared on the Batman: The Animated Series cartoon series.

Batman and the Outsiders #1 – A neat 80’s series written by Mike Barr and drawn by legendary Batman artist Jim Aparo.

Batman and the Outsiders #22 – This little nugget contains the first work by creator Alan Davis.

Batman Family #6 – Fist appearance of Joker’s daughter Duela Dent.

Brave and the Bold #75 – This comic came out the same month as Neal Adams’ first Batman art ever in Detective Comics #370…..so technically this would be Neal Adams 2nd Batman art, but definitely worth noting here. Neal Adams is obviously a legend and when he drew Batman, he raised the bar and set standards that many artists today still emulate.

Gotham by Gaslight –Fantastic storytelling and Mike Mignola on pencils! Nuff said.

Joker #1 – Why did it take until 1975 for a great villain like the Joker to get his own series?? Why did it take so long? Get this gem for only $50.

Justice League of America #1 – Of course Batman had to join a team eventually right? Here’s the most famous team of all with Batman in it. $20,000 gets you ownership rights on this one. Now if Warner Brothers could just get their act together and get rolling with some movies…..but that’s another article, another time.

Batman: The Killing Joke – Okay so let’s do another comparison here. The Dark Knight series (Frank Miller) is to the Batman character in comics as is The Killing Joke is to the Joker character. No matter how many Greg Capullo’s you pull out, Neal Adams, Jim Starlin’s…etc. Batman: the Killing Joke will ALWAYS remain THE Joker book. With names like Alan Moore and Brian Bolland on this comic, it’s a no brainer to already have this comic in your collection. You do have this in your collection, right? If not, refer back to The Dark Knight #1-4.

Secret Origins #1 – ….Just a cool number one origins issue with Batman.

Superman #76 – This is the first time Batman steps inside of a Superman comic.

Superman/Batman #1 – And staying with the Superman theme here. This wildly popular series debuted in 2003. Written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Ed McGuiness.

Batman: Sword of Azrael – First appearance of Azrael and Joe Quesada art on the entire series!

Batman: The Cult #1-4 – A four part series with names like Berni Wrightson, Jim Starlin and Bill Wray attached to it. What more does one need here?

World’s Best Comics #1 – An early team up with Superman, Robin……and yes Batman.

Batman Team-Ups

Hulk vs. Batman – The most shameful part of these fantastic collector’s items are that the newer collector will probably never get the joy of having an oversized comic like this come out, let alone a Marvel vs. DC character! Egos are running at an all time high and the unfortunate part with this is that the fans won’t get to see or feel that excitement of big time characters facing off.

Daredevil and Batman – Two characters that rule the night. Awesome team-up.

Spider-Man and Batman – Will we ever see something like this again?? Creators; DeMatteis, Bagley, Hanna and Farmer bring these two icons together.

Batman and Captain America – Again, we will probably never see the likes of this again. AND by John Byrne?!? Yes, very awesome.

Darkness/Batman – Top Cow puts their top tier character with the Dark Knight.

Spawn/Batman  – Image Comics throws their hat in the ring with their flagship character at the time. Creator’s Todd McFarlane and Frank Miller bring this comic to life. Spawn, Batman, Miller and McFarlane?? Yes it really happened.

Batman/Grendel – Creator Matt Wagner. Nuff said.

Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgment on Gotham – Judge Dredd and Batman by Alan Grant and Simon Bisley!

Superman & Batman vs. Aliens & Predator – Dark Horse gets into the team-up act with their best franchise at the time. Place you bets kiddies, you won’t be seeing this again anytime soon. Mark Schultz and Ariel Olivetti on this comic.

The Batman team up comics may not be the most riveting stories of all time, but they were meant to feed into a fanboy’s geek dream of seeing something “outside the realm” of the same old mundane team-ups. They did their job in the respect that they brought enjoyment and at the end of the day they entertained us all. And they continue to do so today.

………….so when is that Superman movie coming out?

 

Invest wisely. Read Batman.

Jay Katz