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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 #468 and new comics coming this Wednesday 3/29/17.

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Inhumans Prime #1 – The new era of the Inhumans starts right here. Written by Al Ewing with art by Ryan Sook.
X-Men Prime #1 – We’re going to repeat ourselves a tad, the new era of the X-Men starts right here. Written by Marc Guggenheim and pencils by Ken Lashley.
Harley’s Little Black Book #6 – Lobo is back and he’s with Harley. What fun!
Hatchet #0 – This American Mythology comic seems to have completely sold out at the distributor level. It’s a bit hard to find on Ebay at the moment. Hatchet seems to have struck fan interest in a big way.
Dark Horse Number Ones – Eight number one issues in one $6 book? Yes Dark Horse will give fans a treat this week. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy #1, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell #1, Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich’s Lady Killer #1, Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer #1, Matt and Sharlene Kindt’s Dept. H #1, Brian Wood and Mack Chater’s Briggs Land #1, Kurtis Wiebe and Mindy Lee’s Bounty #1, and Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s Harrow County #1.

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #468.

Guardians of the Galaxy All-New Marvel Treasury Edition
Man-Thing #2
Batgirl Annual #1
Old Guard #1
Old Guard #2
Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #1
Sweet Lullaby
Karma Police #1

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New Comics #468 – Video

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New Comics  #468. A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 3/15/17. 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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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 3-29-17

New comic book release day 3/29/17. 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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Batgirl Annual #1 – Bengal
Thanos #5 – Mike Deodato Jr.
Black Widow #12 – Chris Samnee
Suicide Squad Banana Splits Annual #1 – Clyde Caldwell

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Champions #5 2nd Print – Humberto Ramos
Ninjak #25 – Owen Freeman
Divinity III Stalinverse #4 – Adam Gorham
Mighty Captain Marvel #3 – Clayton Crain

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Generation Zero #8 – Pere Perez
Inhumans Prime #1 – Jonboy Meyers
Ghost Rider #5 – Dustin Weaver
Harley’s Little Black Book #6 – Amanda Conner

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InvestComics Hot Picks #468

InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases Hot Picks each week.
New comic book release day 3/29/17.

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Marvel will ‘relaunch’ their Inhumans brand. Not a serious revamp or anything like that, just a way to get them back into the mix….again. Check out Inhumans Prime #1 and see where their headed. Written by Al Ewing with art by Ryan Sook.  Oh yes, the X-Men are going through the same process this week. in X-Men Prime #1. Written by Marc Guggenheim and pencils by Ken Lashley.
Remember the old oversize Marvel Treasury Edition comics back in the 70’s? Those were the best comics ever. Literally larger than life. A comic bigger than your entire head. You were able to wrap the comic around your torso if you wanted. Boy, those were fun times. We’re showing our age, but now your kids (if you have any) can experience the amazingly large panels/larger than life Marvel Treasury Edition this Wednesday; Guardians of the Galaxy All-New Marvel Treasury Edition. Collecting a bunch of Guardians stories and a new Sara Pichelli cover. Buy this, get nostalgic, share the magic with your children.
While Marvel Man-Thing fans will get their fill with the latest issue, Man-Thing #2 will feature another original R.L. Stine secondary story. That is the keepsake with these new Man-Thing comics. Unfortunately, Man-Thing will not sustain his new life offered from Marvel (unless this is a limited series, which we are not aware of), so enjoy his time here now and really enjoy the new (non-Man-Thing) stories as well.

Lobo finds his way back and into Harley’s Little Black Book #6. Comic book power couple Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner at the helm here with artist Simon Bisley.
Batgirl Annual #1 finds Supergirl and Batgirl teaming up.

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Writer, Greg Rucka showed his muscle in the debut of the sold out Old Guard #1. This Wednesday, the follow-up, The Old Guard #2.
Dark Horse offers up an awesome deal for eight number one comics for six dollars. Dark Horse Number Ones features (straight from the actual solicit); Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy #1, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell #1, Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich’s Lady Killer #1, Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer #1, Matt and Sharlene Kindt’s Dept. H #1, Brian Wood and Mack Chater’s Briggs Land #1, Kurtis Wiebe and Mindy Lee’s Bounty #1, and Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s Harrow County #1.

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Black Mask offers up a debut; Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #1. Writer Fabian Rangel Jr. and artist Alexis Ziritt.
Darby Pop has a very interesting comic coming out; Sweet Lullaby. Writer Alex Scherkenbach and artist J. Briscoe Allison.
Hatchet #0 (American Mythology). Karma Police #1 (Vault Comics).

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Creator Spotlight – Walt Simonson

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Each week InvestComics will bring a creator into the spotlight to showcase some of their key books within their career.

Walt Simonson is a legend in the circles of the comic book industry. He is one of the premiere players. An artist, an inker and a writer. The man can do it all and does it all at an extraordinary level.

His body of work could not even be justified in this article it is so vast, but InvestComics will highlight a plethora of comics in Walt’s illustrious, well known, well respected career thus far. Exclusions are bound to happen on this list, these are just some of his works. We hope you enjoy reading, gazing, buying these comics below as much as we have over the years.

 

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Weird War Tales #10 (1973) The first professional work. A backup story. DC owns the distinct honor of discovering him. Thanks DC! Although Marvel would have eventually come along.

Sword of Sorcery #5 (1973) The first solo cover right here.

The Haunt of Horror #1 (1973) The first Marvel work came in this number one issue magazine in a backup story.

Detective Comics #437 (1973) Walt was a fantastic Batman artist/writer. This was his first Batman book, but he didn’t do the Batman character. He did another character that he would “own” and that would be the Manhunter. In a backup role here again. This is also the first appearance of the New Manhunter.

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Detective Comics #443 (1974) It is here that Walt would get he first crack at the Batman character on pencils.

Master of Kung-Fu #24 (1975) This is the first official Marvel “comic book” work for Walt. He would be one of three artist on this book.

Pizzazz #10 (1977) Simonson went on to do a lot of Star Wars comics in his career. This is the first Star Wars art he ever did and it was in a magazine. This was also very early Star Wars art regarding comics. Only a few months after the number one Star Wars comic debuted, this magazine debuted. It featured different Star Wars stories in the magazine by different creators each month. Issues 10-13 were all Simonson.

Rampaging Hulk #1 (1977) Here’s the first art on the Hulk character. It was a magazine.

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Young Love #125 (1977) Here is one of those that will have you scratching your head. Simonson did the cover for this romance comic.

Thor #260 (1977) Almost all creators get linked to a certain character(s) during their career. Some creators find a niche with a career and they take it to another level, thus making them “that creator” on that particular character(s) that fans relate to. This comic here is not that comic. Well, not yet anyways. Walt Simonson does not find his grove with the Thor character until six years later, but here is the first pencils and a collaborated cover (Joe Sinnott) on the Thor character. More on Thor in a bit…..

Batman #300 (1978) Here is a Batman anniversary issue Walt penciled.

Machine Man #6 (1978) Marvel finally finds Walt a solo cover to do with collaborating with anyone. Jack “King” Kirby penciled and wrote the issue.

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Marvel Super Special #3 (1978) Here’s a cool adaption from the Close Encounters movie. Pencils here.

Marvel Two In One #43 (1978) An awesome collaborated cover with another legend John Byrne.

Star Wars #16 (1978) Here is Walt’s first Star Wars comic. Pencils and cover art. First appearance of Valance.

Superboy #237 (1978) First Superboy art.

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Devil Dinosaur #8 (1978) A collaborated cover with Jack “King” Kirby. A great collectors item here.

Thor Annual #7 (1978) The first Thor cover Walt did with no one’s name attached but his own.

Fantastic Four #212 (1979) First Fantastic Four art. The cover only.

Star Wars Annual #1 (1979) First Star Wars annual. Walt on cover duty only, while legend Chris Claremont writes.

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Marvel Premiere #57 (1980) First American appearance of Dr. Who. Cover art. A huge book for any Dr. Who fan of course.

Marvel Treasury Edition #28 (1981) Superman and Spider-Man oversize Treasury edition. What is there not to love about this? Walt is only an ink guy only on this book, along with a very long list of others.

Detective Comics #500 (1981) Anniversary issue. Cover art with Joe Kubert, Jim Aparo, Dick Giordano, Carmine Infantion, just to name a few.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #54 (1981) First Spider-Man art. Cover art only in a collaborated effort with legend Frank Miller.

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The Amazing Spider-Man #222 (1981) First solo Spidey cover. Debut; Speed Demon.

Bizarre Adventures #29 (1981) Here’s an interesting one. This magazine comic related book features the cover art by Walt and interior art. He pencils a story written by the great Stephen King. This is King’s first story ever adapted into a comic book type genre. Essentially it’s the first Stephen King in comics.

Marvel and DC Comics Present: The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans #1 (1982) One of the coolest crossover team-ups in the history of Marvel/DC. Walt cover art and pencils. Claremont writes. Do you need anything else here?

Fantastic Four Roast #1 (1982) A who’s who in the comic book industry on this comic. Simonson pencils a page or two. Fred Hembeck/Terry Austin cover.

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Marvel Age #1 (1983) Why this series doesn’t get looked upon more by collectors is still an absolute wonderment to me. Crystar cover by Simonson.

Red Sonja #1 (1983) An awesome Red Sonja cover from Walt here.

Thor #337 (1983) Walt Simonson pencil/ink/writes and does the now iconic cover. It’s the first appearance of Beta Ray Bill. What more can be said about this comic that hasn’t been said yet? This was the game changer for Walt Simonson. This was THE character he owned. Walt made Thor HIS character here. There’s Kirby and the there is Simonson. Walt made Thor #337 the hottest comic on the planet back in the 80′s. It is still a book to own if you don’t already. Beta Ray Bill will eventually make it to the big screen and when he does, look out here. The iconic cover alone is enough to make collectors want it. Walt Simonson solidified himself as a creator right here. As said earlier, every creator has that character(s) that they own. Most creators also have that defining moment in their career where they catch something just right and fans begin the process of bringing them to that next level as they so fittingly deserve. This is that defining moment for Walt Simonson. Thor is Simonson’s, the fans spoke out in 1983. Walt has officially arrived.

Manhunter #1 (1984) All of those cool Manhunter backup stories from the Batman comics are reprinted here. New Walt covers too.

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The Eternals #1 (1985) The introduction of the new Eternals. Cover artist for issues 1,2 and 12. Writer for issues 9-12. Introduction of many new characters in this series. A 12 issue limited series.

Balder The Brave #1 (1985) A 4 issue Asgard tale written by Walt. All 4 covers to the series done by him as well.

X-Factor #1 (1986) The ever so popular X-Factor series back in the 80′s. First issue graces a Simonson cover.

Green Lantern #200 (1986) A rare Green Lantern cover. Rare Green Lantern art period.

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Daredevil #236 (1986) Same here. Rare Daredevil art. Possibly the only Daredevil in his portfolio.

AniMax #1 (1986) Walt writes the AniMax team! He only provided his writing prowess for the three issues mini. This comic was part of the Marvel imprint line: Star Comics.

Iron Man Annual #8 (1996) Rare Iron Man cover art.

Alpha Flight #50 (1987) Cover art only. Loki on cover.

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World of Krypton #1 (1987) This sought after/popular comic within recent times (year or so) dons cover art with another legend John Byrne. Rumors of a television series based on this series have not panned out as of thus far. No news means nothing is happening……yet.

Silver Surfer #10 (1988) A rare Silver Surfer cover.

Avengers #291 (1988) Writing duties here only, make for his first Avengers story ever written.

Marvel Comics Presents #1 (1988) Cover art includes Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Man-Thing and Master of Kung-Fu. Sweet.

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Marvel Age #80 (1989) An original Fantastic Four cover.

Incredible Hulk #364 (1989) A rare Hulk comic cover.

Fantastic Four #334 (1989) First time as writer on the Fantastic Four. He does the cover art here too.

Fantastic Four #337 (1990) He writes, pencils, inks and cover art here. He’s completely taken over the creative control here. An look at the issue number….remind you of another comic?

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Amazing Spider-Man #337 (1990) The return of the Sinister Six part four. Cover collaboration with Erik Larsen. And there is that issue number again!

Marvel Fanfare #60 (1992) An awesome Black Panther cover. Final issue of Marvel Fanfare.

Superman Special #1 (1992) Writer, artist and inks. Cover art too.

The Superman Gallery #1 (1993) Just a great Superman cover.

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Spawn #13 (1993) Spawn? Yes, Walt provides this issue with a very nice Spawn poster. Way cool.

Inside Image #4 (1993) First Image comic. A cover collaboration with Erik Larsen.

Showcase 94 #5 (1994) Awesome Huntress cover.

Weapon Zero Silver Surfer #1 (1997) The writer for this crossover series from Marvel and Top Cow.

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Orion #1 (2000) Pencils, inks and writes this incredible series. First issue features Darkseid on the cover. A cover in which he took care of as well here.

Wonder Woman #190 (2003) Writes a six part Wonder Woman story. Rare creative output for the Wonder Woman character from Simonson. Adam Hughes provides cover art for all six issues.

Vigilante #1 (2009) Cover art coolness.

Venom #13 (2012) The only time we see Venom art come from the legend. Cover art only.

Avengers #24 (2014) A homage X-Men Rogue cover (Welcome home Rouge….). A Walt Simonson variant cover and it’s great.

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

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Creator Spotlight – Bernie Wrightson

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Bernie Wrightson is an artist that once you see his art for the first time, you identify with it immediately. Every time you see it thereafter, you’ll recognize it. His art captivates you. The darkness, the detail, the realism is like no other. Granted, all artist have their styles and each one brings a different reaction/feeling to the table, but Bernie is a unique one.

InvestComics will walk readers through some of Mr. Wrightson’s work throughout the years, touching on some key issues from him. He is the master within the horror genre. You look at his work and it evokes so many emotions, most being scared, or feeling alone, or oh crap I’m about to die. Mr. Wrightson is a legend within the comic book industry and you should be educated in knowing him if you don’t. Read about some of Bernie’s history right HERE and go to the Bernie Wrightson official website HERE for some spectacular galleries and information about where you can meet up with this legend.

Here are some of the key books InvestComics would like to point out to our fans. Keep in mind here that Mr. Wrightson has a very large catalog and we simply will in fact miss books that you the fan deem necessary to include, but this is why we have Facebook, the message area below, Instagram, etc to have your voice heard. Tell us what your favorite works are from the “Master of the Macabre”.

Let’s have some fun here and visit some of these outstanding books.

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Bernie Wrightson’s first professional published work was in DC’s House of Mystery #179 (1969). He did a backup story with another comic legend (early work), writer Marv Wolfman. This comic also featured some early work from Sergio Aragones and Neal Adams (Cover Artist).

His first non horror related comic came immediately following his first work. Although not too far from the realm of horror, he penciled a Spectre story in The Spectre #9 (1969)

Bernie continued to do interior backup stories for DC and a few covers for some magazines/indies, but it wasn’t until late 1970 when Marvel Comics stepped in and let Bernie do his first comic cover; Chamber of Darkness #7. His second Marvel cover would turn out to be Creatures on the Loose #10 (1971). Why mention his second cover you may ask? He collaborated on the cover with some guy named Jack ‘King’ Kirby. It also happens to be the first appearance of King Kull.

Green Lantern #82 (1971) turned out to be the first major superhero work. He only did the inks on one page here though. Inks over Neal Adams.

Here’s an interesting thing. Bernie did a cover for House of Mystery #195 (1971) and the name of the story was “Bat Out of Hell”. Look at that cover……..2 months later he’s one of the writers in Batman #237 (1971), which also is the first appearance of the Reaper. Then a few months after that he collaborates with Neal Adams on the Batman #241 (1972) cover. It looks very similar to the House of Mystery cover Bernie did just a few months prior. Was that House of Mystery cover a Batman break-in for Bernie? Possible right? Well just a few months after the Neal Adams Batman collaboration cover came Bernie’s first solo Batman cover happened on Detective Comics #425 (1972).

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Dialing back for a second here, House of Secrets #92 (1971) is a prize from the Bernie collection as far as first appearances are concerned. This comic features the first appearance of Swamp Thing. Wrightson is to Swamp Thing as McFarlane is to Spidey, Kirby is to Captain America, Frank Miller is to Daredevil….you get the idea right? Wrightson does the cover and interior here. Fantastic comic to own.

Already mentioned above were some of Wrightson’s first work with Marvel, but about a superhero for Marvel? He’s already done Batman for DC, what about Marvel? After some stints with Kull and Conan, he did his first sort of superhero character in Astonishing Tales #31 (1975). His cover art was a collaboration with Ed J. Harrington and it depicted Deathlok shooting in a blaze of glory. Okay so Deathlok doesn’t do it for you? How about Incredible Hulk #56 (1976)……from France. Yes that’s right. He did a Hulk solo cover that appeared only in France. Good luck getting that comic in NM condition….ever. So what about a SOLO Marvel cover in the States as a first for Bernie in regards to a major Marvel Superhero? Captain Marvel #43 (1976)? Nope, another collaboration. How about Incredible Hulk #197 (1976)? We have a winner! ….And who is that on the cover? Why yes that’s Man-Thing (coincidence? Um, no). What a beauty of a cover too.

Speaking of beauty. Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein (pictured above). Wow. Just wow. Marvel at the beauty of this artistry. Unbelievable, magnificent, poetry, classic….there simply are not enough words here.

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Bernie’s first Superman came in Superman #272 (1974) as a pinup. Still counts as a first. He also contributed a pinup in a Superman pinup portfolio in 1984.

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Here’s a question to ponder. Since the mention of Batman and Superman, what about Marvel’s flagship character? Spidey! Yes Bernie Wrightson penciled, inked and colored his first Spider-Man story back in 1986. Marvel had these really cool things called graphic novels back in the 80’s that featured original stories in oversized fashion and on super shiny paper. Oh it was so cool, good times, good times….. anyways, “Amazing Spider-Man in Hooky” was the name of Marvel’s graphic novel #22 (1986) that Bernie had complete creative control (except writing duties). This was Bernie’s first and only Spider-Man story he’s ever done. In Marvel graphic novel #29 (1987), Wrightson collaborated with legend Jim Starlin; The Incredible Hulk and the Thing. It wasn’t until the following year that Jim Starlin And Bernie Wrightson would collaborate to make one of the top 10 Batman stories of all time.

Batman: The Cult was and still is a bad as* Batman story. A four issue series that still brings it to this day. Still sort after and if you don’t own it, you should.

Rolling back here, here are two freebie’s for InvestComics fans. Back in 1983, Doctor Strange/Silver Dagger Special Edition #1, cover by Wrightson. Dreadstar #6, Get these comics in a 9.8 grade, get Bernie to sign them (Jim Starlin as well; Dreadstar #6), grade them and sell them before the Dr. Strange madness dies down a few years from now and the Dreadstar craze begins and dies as well. Your welcome.

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Invest wisely. Read comics. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

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