Star Wars Celebration 2017 Orlando

A few images of many from our coverage at Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando Florida. We have live video coverage on our Facebook page as well as images on Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest pages. Go check all of that out. We had a blast, hope you enjoy some of these images.

Special thanks to Reed Pop, always been great to InvestComics. We appreciate it.

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Win a Doctor Strange #1 (1974)! Thanks to Semper Fi Comic Guy! InvestComics/Social Media Giveaway and Semper Fi Comic Guy will give this comic to one lucky winner.
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Hot Picks Top 5 #78

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #440 and new comics coming this Wednesday 9/7/16.

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Everafter From The Pages Of Fables #1 – We love this new comic from Vertigo (DC). A new Fables story with introductions of new characters.

Doctor Strange #11 – A Doctor Strange origin story. The Adam Hughes variant is sold out.

Aftermath Big Clean #1 – This Heavy Metal comic is completely sold out at the distributor.

Invincible Iron Man #13 – The Jamal Campbell variant is for prostate cancer awareness (American Cancer Society). Be sure to pick up a fantastic variant cover for a great cause.

Deadpool & The Mercs For Money #3 – A Rob Liefeld Mercs For Money variant. We dig it.

Everafter From The Pages of Fables #1

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Doctor Strange #11

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Aftermath Big Clean #1

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Invincible Iron Man #13

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Deadpool & The Mercs For Money #3

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IC 100 Club Pick: Amazing Spider-Man #529 9.6.

Dardevil #11 Alex Maleev

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Supergirl #1

Cyborg Rebirth #1

Harley Quinn #3

All-New All-Different Avengers #14

Daredevil #11

Silk #12

Kill or be Killed #1 & Kill or be Killed #2

Alters #1

Hardcore Akan #1

Nights Dominion #1

Max Ride Final Flight #1

Harley Quinn #3

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Supergirl #1

Buy/Bid Supergirl #1

Eclipse #1

The Great Divide #1

Glitterbomb #1

Rise Of The Black Flame #1

Thin #1

Skybourne #1

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As most comic book fans have heard already, Marvel’s Runaways will be coming to Hulu TV. InvestComics released a Runaways checklist today for collectors to get a jump on some key books in case this series explodes. If they keep to the Brian K. Vaughn style, it will be a sure fire hit show. Check out the Runaways checklist right HERE. Enjoy!

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InvestComics Hot Picks #440

Daredevil

InvestComics gives readers and speculators the low down on the new releases each week.
New comic book release day 9/7/16.

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NOTE. Please understand that when InvestComics releases the Hot Picks article on Friday that many of the independent comics may not be available on Ebay yet. Most of the time, some of the more obscure titles make their way onto Ebay later on in the week or right on/at/before new comic book day on Wednesday. Be sure to check back and click the links or cover(s) to see if the books you want have been listed on Ebay. They usually show up, so be sure to check back!

Before reading ahead, we feel we need to warn you that our articles contain very harsh truths in them. Not vulgar language, just a good solid dose of honesty. They always have, they always will. If you are easily offended, cannot come to terms that other people have opinions too beside yourself and especially if you’re a fanboy, discontinue reading. Go back to the other places selling you the farm. This is NOT the place for you. We’re here to have fun and not lie to you. Thank you and enjoy!

 
Amazing Spider-Man #529

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IC 100 Club Pick: Amazing Spider-Man #529 9.6. There have been some rumors abound that the Iron Spider Armor could make an appearance in the new Spider-Man movie. Tony Stark seems to have a bigger role in the Spidey universe than initially thought (see Captain America: Civil War). Lets jump ahead a little bit here and say that Spider-Man will be a part of the Marvel character heavy Avengers movie when they battle Thanos. There is no way Spidey goes into that fight with a nylon suit. Enter the Iron Spider Armor. Here is a high grade (9.6) FIRST Iron Spider Armor for only $50.96. Fantastic buy here folks.  

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Cyborg Rebirth #1

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Everafter From The Pages of Fables #1

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Harley Quinn #3

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Supergirl #1

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We’re going to give a heads up to all Vertigo (DC) fans, readers and speculators of the new title; Everafter From The Pages Of Fables #1. Not only will this comic be a tremendous interest to readers, it will also feature some first appearances and an introduction of a new villain. Look for this comic to be a possible sleeper and fly under the radar for a bit until word gets out about how awesome it is. Art by Travis Moore and written by Matthew Struges and Dave Justus.
Supergirl gets another series this Wednesday. For those keeping score at home, this is the seventh volume. Supergirl #1 written by Steve Orlando and art from Brian Ching.
Cyborg Rebirth #1. Written by John Semper Jr. Art by Paul Pelletier.
Bill Sienkiewicz lends his legendary talents to DC Comics this week for the Harley Quinn #3 variant. It’s absolutely disturbing, but beautiful.

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We’re loving the prostate cancer awareness Marvel Comics is bringing to it’s line on certain covers. Invincible Iron Man #13 variant cover is drawn by Jamal Campbell.
Marvel turns its focus a bit on the new Wasp in All-New All-Different Avengers #14.
We cannot make up our minds about which Daredevil #11 cover kicks more as* this week. Is it the Ron Garney or Alex Maleev cover? Either way, it’s a win win for fans.
Speaking of a win for fans, did you know about the Deadpool & The Mercs For Money #3 variant cover by Rob Liefeld? Yep, check it out on Ebay right HERE for only $49.99 with free shipping! As always, WE are not the Ebay seller here. Please read our disclaimer.
Nothing like a good origin comic to check out. Doctor Strange #11 will reveal the origin of Doctor Strange. The Adam Hughes variant is sweet. Most are selling this variant for $90+. You can get all 3 Doctor Strange #11 variants for only $89.99 right HERE.

Dardevil #11 Alex Maleev

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Dardevil #11 Ron Garney

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Deadpool & The Mercs For Money #3

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Invincible Iron Man #13

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When we were in San Diego Comic Con a few weeks back, we saw a stunning Silk cosplay simply standing in an aisle waiting for something or someone, we’re not sure. Whenever we cover a comic show, we always provide the best cosplay we see (pics), not the usual run of the mill cosplay pics. So we said hello and asked if we can take a quick pic for our fans on social media. We asked her handle name so that we would be able to provide a tag in our post. It turns out it was cosplay mega-star Rian Synnth. Check out the SDCC Youtube video posted below, that’s her right on the cover of the video. And while we’re on the topic of covers, Silk #12 features one of those variant cosplay covers Marvel has been doing for a little bit now. Is that Rian Synnth on the cover?! It sure seems like it is. We went from not knowing Rian to taking a pic for our fans, to “maybe” seeing her on the cover of a Marvel Comic. Cool. Oh and by the way, that variant is sold out.

Silk #12

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Doctor Strange #11

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All-New All-Different Avengers #14

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Kill or be Killed #2

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Readers were informed of Ed Brubaker’s Kill or be Killed #1 (Image Comics) a few weeks ago. It sold out. Now comes Kill or be Killed #2. We say, Read or be Killed.
Alters #1 from After-Shock Comics features the first ever transgender superhero. Written by Paul Jenkins, with art from Leila Leiz.
Film director Brian Philipson made a movie called Hardcore Henry. Now he’ll expand on the “Hardcore” series with a prequel comic book; Hardcore Akan #1 (Bliss On Tap).
Aftermath Big Clean #1 (Heavy Metal) is sold out. From creators Kevin Molen (writer/artist) and Matt Molen (writer/artist). Get a copy before the second print sells out and you miss that one too.
Oni Press delivers Nights Dominion #1 this Wednesday. Well Oni Press won’t actually deliver it, but FedEx or whoever makes the deliveries will drop it off. Oni Press has a knack of putting out a great product, their reputation says so. So why not give this a shot?

Alters #1

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Hardcore Akan #1

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Aftermath Big Clean #1

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Nights Dominion #1

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Here are more comics to check out on Wednesday. James Patterson Max Ride Final Flight #1 (Marvel Comics). Eclipse #1 (Image Comics). The Great Divide #1 (Dynamite Entertainment). Glitterbomb #1 (Image Comics). Rise Of The Black Flame #1 (Dark Horse), written by Mike Mignola. Thin #1 (American Gothic Press). Skybourne #1 (Boom Studios).

Skybourne #1

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Glitterbomb #1

Click to Buy/Bid – Glitter.. #1

Click to Buy/Bid – Eclipse #1

The Great Divide #1

Click to Buy/Bid – Divide #1

Thin #1

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As most comic book fans have heard already, Marvel’s Runaways will be coming to Hulu TV. InvestComics released a Runaways checklist today for collectors to get a jump on some key books in case this series explodes. If they keep to the Brian K. Vaughn style, it will be a sure fire hit show. Check out the Runaways checklist right HERE. Enjoy!

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Hot Picks Top 5 #56

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Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #418 and new comics coming this Wednesday 4/6/16. Click the link to read the article now.

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Empress #1 – This “Saga” like comic from Mark Millar will be sold out in no time. Watch for this Marvel imprint from Icon to take off. One of the key components to its success will be that it has to be consistent on its release. Millar’s Nemesis, also from Icon, was a semi-success, but lost many fans because of delays. It could have been a bigger book (should have been), but delays will kill things fast. Empress + on time = success.

Star Wars Poe Dameron #1 – Almost every week InvestComics preaches the gospel about Star Wars comics from Marvel. We say to buy them because they are fantastic reads and for the possible first appearance that may explode at any time. This week we have a character from the latest Star Wars movie making their first appearance in a Star Wars comic. What more do you want here? Okay, maybe have your wife/girlfriend or maybe read it with your kid? That would be cool too.

Justice League Darkseid War Special #1 – Darkseid’s daughter, Grail, will be making her indelible mark within the DC universe this Wednesday. DC might be priming her for bigger things to come. Check out the InvestComics Hot Picks #418 for more info on this and about Grail’s first appearance.

Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1 – One of DC’s all time greatest artist will grace us with his presence in this book. Jim Lee will pencil and do the cover art here. What more do you need? Refer back to the new Star Wars comic if you need more answers on that.

Superman #51 – A new story line begins; Super League. Be on the lookout for possible new villains or heroes in this epic Superman crossover event. We’ll probably say “told you so!”

Empress #1

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Superman #51

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Star Wars Poe Dameron #1

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Justice League Darkseid War Special #1

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Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #418. Click the link for more details! 

IC 100 Club Pick: Showcase #75 (1968) 7.0.

Black Panther Vol 6 #1

Spider-Women Alpha #1

Black Panther #1

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Justice League #40

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Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #7

Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #8

Justice League #40 (2015)

Batman/Punisher: Deadly Knights (1994)

Bloodlines #1

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Lobo Annual #1 Bloodlines Outbreak (1993) 

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #7

Green Arrow #51

Grizzly Shark #1

Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1 (2010)

Think Tank #1

Henchgirl #6 – Sold out

Rough Riders #1

Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1

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Punisher Batman

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Mighty Zodiac #1

Bruce Lee Dragon Rises #1

Fix #1

Gold Key Alliance #1

Baltimore Empty Graves #1

Miss Fury #1

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Hot Picks Video #418

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Showcase #75

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Each week InvestComics seeks out a comic(s) on Ebay for $100 or less and then brings it to the attention of our fans. We call it IC 100 Club Pick. The idea is to get a great book at a great price. We do not own nor are we selling these comics. The comics are found by a random process. We do not know the ebay seller(s), nor are we promoting the Ebay seller. Any knowing from the Ebay seller of InvestComics or its affiliates in purely coincidental. (See disclaimer for more details)

IC 100 Club Pick: Showcase #75 (1968) 7.0. This comic represents the first appearance and origin of Hawk and Dove. Story, cover and interior art from the legendary man himself, Steve Ditko. A 7.0 grade for only $90, with FREE shipping, gets this beauty in your hands. This a must in your collection.

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Look for writer Mark Millar to turn things upside down with the debut of Empress #1 from Marvel’s imprint Icon. It’s already getting billed as Marvel Comics version of “Saga”. And we all know how Saga turned out. Mark will introduce fans to a whole new sci-fi world. Hollywood LOVES Mark Millar and we wonder if Marvel Studios would ever pick this up and run with it. Who knows? It could happen. Either way, this is an introduction comic in the vein of Saga, one to watch for here! This will be big.

 

Empress #1

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Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1

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Spider-Women Alpha #1

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Poe Dameron #1

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The new Black Panther series makes its debut this week; Black Panther Vol 6 #1. The longest running Black Panther series lasted 62 issues. Many limited series, one shots, and team-up books over the span of six volumes for the character. Will this series ever make past 62 issues? We’ll see. But the first issue here is accompanied by an abundance of variants to choose from. Pointless, and the need for 13 different covers (at last count, probably more) is a bit excessive. The creative team makes for a must get though. Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Brian Stelfreeze will bring fans back again and again.

Marvel will introduce a new Star Wars character into their library. Star Wars Poe Dameron #1 will have the first comic book appearance of Poe Dameron. Poe appeared in the latest Star Wars flick and now he makes his way into the funnies. Regular InvestComics readers know how we feel about the Star Wars comics. Buy them all! This one here is so obvious that if you miss it, shame on you! Besides Empress #1, this is the other big Marvel book this week.

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Spider-Women Alpha #1 features Silk, Spider-Gwen and Spider-Woman all teaming up. The Stacey Lee variant is sold out.
With the introduction of Tomoe in Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #7, find out more about her and those ninjas in Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #8.

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This week’s Justice League Darkseid War Special #1 will focus on Darkseid’s daughter Grail. A book simmering in the back issue bins on Ebay is Justice League #40 (2015), the first appearance of Darkseid’s daughter Grail. With DC maybe headed towards a Darkseid movie appearance, who’s to say they won’t take a page out of Marvel’s film franchise and include his daughter, a’la Marvel’s Nebula (Thanos). Right now JL #40 might be a gimme at $15….the same price as some worthless variant this week. Maybe getting Justice League #40 instead of a pretty cover makes more sense. Just saying.
There are plenty of DC comic covers by John Romita Jr. to choose from this week. DC is proud to have John Romita Jr. on their side instead of those “other guys”. Some may say or think this is the first time John is playing for the other side, but fans of InvestComics know we’re going to do our research! John Romita Jr. first drew some DC characters back in 1994. Not just “any” characters, he penciled Batman, Robin, Joker, among some others from the DCU. The comic was Batman/Punisher: Deadly Knights. Art by John Romita Jr. and written by Chuck Dixon. John also contributed to the awesome cover. Great comic, great story, Romita Jr.’s first DC work.

While on topic regarding DC’s past history. Bloodlines #1 debuts with writer J.T. Krul and artist Kenneth Marion at the helm. Bloodlines was a huge crossover storyline that took almost 6 months to hammer out back in 1993, spanning from August to December. The very first Bloodlines book was Lobo Annual #1 Bloodlines Outbreak. This comic introduced the Bloodlines Parasites.

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Mr. Jim Lee will provide artwork for this week’s winner of the longest comic book title; Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1. Yes, THE Jim Lee will be penciling this comic. The Lee sketch cover is already sold out.

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #7 features the first appearance of the NEW Nightwing.
It looks like Superman #51 could possibly introduce some new characters within its major new storyline crossing over all of the Superman titles; Super League Part 1 begins here. Keep an eye out on this series for new characters and villains.
Green Arrow will battle Deathstroke in Green Arrow #51. Fantastic covers from Patrick Zircher (regular cover) and John Romita Jr. (variant).

Grizzly Shark #1 from Image Comics looks interesting. Grizzly Shark first appeared in Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1 (2010). This Origin debut comic is written by Robert Kirkman. Ever heard of him? Art from the 2010 and 2016 Shark books; Ryan Ottley.
A new Think Tank series will start this Wednesday; Think Tank #1 (Image Comics). The original series started in 2012; Think Tank #1.

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Scout Comics has a hit on their hands. InvestComics has mentioned each and every single issue of Henchgirl since its inception. Now Henchgirl #6 is sold out. We have told you again…….
New After-Shock comic this week from Adam Glass and Pat Olliffe; Rough Riders #1.

Here are a bunch of number one issues to check out this Wednesday…..Mighty Zodiac #1 (Oni Press), Bruce Lee Dragon Rises #1 (Darby Pop), Fix #1 (Image Comics), Gold Key Alliance #1 (Dynamite Entertainment), Baltimore Empty Graves #1 (Dark Horse), Miss Fury #1 (Dynamite Entertainment).

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Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1

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Mighty Zodiac #1

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Rough Riders #1

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Think Tank #1 (2012)

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Jay Katz

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So what exactly will Marvel’s cinematic Phase 4 look like? Here are a couple of potential plot lines, one of which was mentioned here on InvestComics quite a while ago. And the way the rumors are swirling and the movies are possibly lining up, it’s probably coming to fruition. But we’ll get to that potential in a little bit because we want to get to our newer speculation on Phase 4 or maybe part of the next Avengers phase first.

The speculation has to to be met with a huge entity to battle on the screen. The Avengers cannot battle Juggernaut because that wouldn’t make for a compelling movie. The fight would last one scene. And Fox owns the rights, but that’s another story for another day. Galactus? Oh wait, another story, another day. How about Korvac? Yes. Korvac caused a lot of problems back in the late 70’s in the Avengers title. So much so that the Guardians of the Galaxy (not the present team) showed up in an Avengers title to help out. Avengers #167 was the first time the Guardians of the Galaxy (not the present team) appeared in an Avengers book, as did Korvac. So what ties does Korvac have to the Marvel films? How about the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Cosmic universe, and Captain America. Yes there are plenty of villains that have ties like this, but none are of a big enough entity (Thanos, Doomsday, Darkseid, Galactus) to warrant a movie based around it that includes so many ties to so many things going on now within the Marvel cinematic universe. With the release of Korvac Saga #1 coming this Wednesday, why not get on top of some of the older Korvac books instead of thinking about that silly $20 variant? Giant Size Defenders #3 (1975) is the first appearance of Korvac. Avengers #167 (1978) is the beginning of the original Korvac saga and the first first time the Guardians team joins the Avengers in their title. Art and cover by George Perez. Another great Korvac book, What If? #32 (1982). A story that asks the question “What if the Avengers Had Become Pawns of Korvac?” A superstar lineup of inkers on this comic. All of these comics are at affordable rates. Maybe we’ll see Korvac in Phase 4. If you don’t, you have some great storytelling comics in your hands, so it’s a win-win.

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Back in 2006 the Planet Hulk story line made for some great reading. Writer Greg Pak was the creator of Hulk’s new universe. Greg Pak is to the Hulk what Jim Starlin was to Captain Marvel and the cosmic universe. Creating an entirely new platform to which a character really expands their realm of story telling outside of the normal Marvel universe. Regular readers already know that InvestComics brought up a Planet Hulk movie years ago before anyone even fathomed the thought. This place has a knack of having a hand on the pulse and predicting things like this. Although still a rumor for the most part, no official announcement as of yet, but Planet Hulk might be one of the next phases in the Marvel cinematic universe. So you still have time to grab those Planet Hulk back issues as InvestComics has recommended for years now.

Which brings us to this coming Wednesday. The Planet Hulk story is a big one once again. Get these comics not only for the obvious movie tie in possibility, but for the kick as* story. Planet Hulk #2 will bring back Devil Dinosaur again too. Marvel knew a popular movie with big dinosaurs was going to hit around this time; Jurassic World = making dinosaur’s cool again. So they timed it perfectly to get their red T-Rex character front and center. Back in 2010, InvestComics spoke about Devil Dinosaur’s first appearance in Devil Dinosaur #1 (1978) for the simple fact of who created the character and who puts it down in the comic. Jack Kirby writes, pencils, does the cover art, and is the editor. Talk about different hats, the legend was all over this book. The comic is still very affordable due to its lack of interest, but why wouldn’t a collector be interested here? A cool looking red dinosaur created by Kirby, first appearance in a self titled Bronze Age comic, and with Jack ‘King’ Kirby all over the first issue. Granted it’s a silly red dinosaur, but who cares? Comics are meant to be fun, not so serious all the time. Graded copies in the low 9’s are very low in pricing, while the raw copies are extremely low. With the success of Jurassic World, could you imagine if Marvel Studios ever tried their hand on a dinosaur type movie? And Devil Dinosaur (with Moon Boy!) being the main character? Yes, Moon Boy also first appeared in Devil Dinosaur #1 in case you’re wondering. Bottom line here, rather see this than a Howard The Duck movie any day. Yes we said it.

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Speaking of the duck. Did you see that Howard The Duck #4 Spider-Gwen variant from Jason Latour? It’s the already classic(?) Gwen cover, but with Howard in her place. Okay.

Another Gwen variant; X-Men 92 #1. A Ryan Stegman X-Gwen variant cover. As InvestComics has said about these Spider-Gwen variants many times, maybe one of these silly Gwen crossover characters will catch on. Stay on top of it just in case…..

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G.I. Joe #215; the funeral for Snake Eyes. A fantastic story from IDW continues to compel the fanbase and some speculators. These comics will be hot for a little bit, but a year from now many collectors probably won’t care. Many dealers are limiting fans to only one copy per customer this Wednesday. By this time next year they won’t be able to give them away. Get in, get out speculators.

On the DC front this Wednesday; Green Lantern The Lost Army #1 written by Cullen Bunn. Justice League 3001 #1 written by Keith Giffen. Superman #41 written by new series writer Gene Luen Yang. And We Are Robin #1. A new series that begs to be cool. The idea is, will fans think so?

Venture #1 from Action Lab Entertainment is a winner. Writer Jay Faerber and artist Jamal Igle have another hit on their hands. The regular and its variants are sold out.

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And finally, but not least. Evil Dead 2 Beyond Dead By Dawn #1 from Space Goat Productions looks interesting.

The sold out rare Ravenous #1 variant from Creature Entertainment (signed by 4 creators) will be given away this week on the InvestComics Facebook page. We were supposed to do it last week, but real life stuff impeded this from happening. This week instead. Thanks.

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Jay Katz

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Avengers_118_InvestComics Thanos_vs_Hulk_InvestComicsThere are those who are comic creators and then there are those who ARE comic creators. It’s not that often we come across a talent that gives us readers an entirely new spectrum on an already existing universe. Speaking on the big two here, one of the last creators to take on and create an entirely new boundless universe was Greg Pak. Yes there were plenty to add and subtract parts here and there, but Greg Pak was one of the last to truly create something that will become absolutely huge in years to come. If you do not know what I speak of, I have written on InvestComics along the way for years that other comic sites (late to the party as usual) have picked up on recently. Still plenty of time to get with that program if you’re lost, because InvestComics is telling you now to expect Greg Pak’s comic booth at a convention in a few years to become a very big ticket item. So why bring all of this up you ask?

Back many years ago (9 years) when InvestComics was telling collectors to buy Iron Man #55 because I knew there was going to be something very special about this Thanos character one day, it came to fruition. Jim Starlin was THAT guy too. Just like suggesting the Iron Man comic, I told you that Jim Starlin was A comic creator. A man that created an extension of an already vast but compacted universe. The Cosmo’s is about much of the Marvel universe today as it is in New York. Without Jim Starlin’s vision, the Marvel Cinema universe looks extremely different. What would Marvel Studios’ main focal point be if not for Thanos? Ever think that? Of course there are so many Angela_Variant_InvestComicscharacters to go with, but would we really rather see anyone else than Thanos at the helm here? Some would, not saying that Thanos is the be all end all, but this was a fantastic choice to go with no? And it is because of Jim Starlin that comic fans are being treated to the biggest movie extension cinema has ever seen in history. Every single movie is interlocking for essentially one reason right now; Thanos. Starlin is an important puzzle within the realm of the comic book lure that lots are taking for granted. Lots aren’t as well, hence the longer wait times at his comic booth at shows. Don’t forget about what I said about Greg Pak……his lines will be just as long in a few years to come. You read it here first, just like you read why Greg Pak is so important years ago on InvestComics as well. Be sure that when you read the information here to tell others that InvestComics’ hit you up on it, not anyone else or your own. We are leading, the others are reading and just following our lead.

So what’s with all of this Jim Starlin talk? Thanos vs. Hulk (2014) #1 is why. Is Jim Starlin really creating anything new here? Not really, but I’ll tell you what might happen next for comic readers. You see with positive sales showing signs of a sell out down the line, Mr. Starlin will probably bring back the verses comic books. This battle, Thanos vs. Hulk will only trigger fans craving more comics like this. Expect big creator names down the line to put their own stamp on a verses title. Imagine a Superman vs. Batman by Miller? A Spidey vs. Venom by McFarlane? A Batman vs. Joker by Capullo? And the list goes on. Every comic reader/collector loves a good old fashion fight. Imagine the 4 issue or 2 issue battles that would ignite the interest and debate along with the comic book fans. Jim Starlin may have ignited a fire and we all don’t know it yet. Just like the Cosmo’s he put together so long ago and so well. Side note: just in case you’re keeping score at home, Thanos and Hulk first appeared together in 1973; Avengers #118.

Birthright_3_InvestComics Planet_Gigantic_InvestComics Shaft_InvestComicsImages Comics continues their onslaught in delivering stellar stories, which in turn makes for sold out comics, which in turn sometimes makes good for aftermarket sales. Check out Birthright (2014 Image) #3, Tooth and Claw (2014 Image) #2 and Humans (2014 Image) #2. All are showing nice gains with fans and they are reciprocating by buying up the titles.

Angela; Asgards bad ass assassin, makes her Marvel solo comic book series debut in Angela Asgards Assassin (2014) #1. Look for a sold out comic here fans. Will it equate to aftermarket sales? Most likely the CBCS signature series variants. Like one of the covers shown here. Awesome cover by Phil Jimenez. A pricey $50 variant, but if the series heats up, so will your signed and graded variant. Followers of InvestComics’ know that there is in fact money to be made on variants if done accordingly. I have explained for many years that buying random expensive variants and sitting on them is a huge waste of money. Buying certain variants and handling them the way I instruct will usually amount to a return. Again, not all variants will pay in the aftermarket, but being a wise speculator and following each week on here will help you eliminate or cut your losses tremendously. For example. Buying a $20 Battlestar Galactica Death of Apollo (2014 Dynamite) #1 variant or a $20 Shaft (2014 Dynamite) #1 variant will probably put you in the red almost immediately. The only way to get onto the plus side (possibly) with either of these variants is Secret_Six_InvestComics Tooth_and_Claw_2_InvestComics this way. Well only one will maybe give returns. The Shaft variant; get a hold of Richard Roundtree. Get him to sign the variant, get it graded and then maybe you have something brewing. Even then you’ll need a market for it. Is there a Shaft market out there? Is there someone willing to pay a premium for a Ricahrd Roundtree Shaft variant comic? It does make for a nice collectors item for your personal stash though doesn’t it?! The Battlestar variant is a loss in the sense of value. The story is probably fantastic, but monetarily, the variant is a loss.

The amazing Gail Simone is back with a new story for us; Secret Six (2014 4th Series) #1. This looks like a great story and a great pick up. Look for a second printing in the near future.

Blue Beetle and Booster Gold are back together this week in Justice League 3000 (2013) #12. The Inhuman (2014 Marvel) #9 comic will explain what Ennilux Corporation is. Army of Darkness (2014 Dynamite) Volume 4 #1 is practically sold out already as is Planet Gigantic (2014 Action Lab) #2.

Fight_Like_A_Girl_InvestComics Quantum_and_Woody_InvestComicsWolf_Moon_InvestComicsFight Like A Girl (2014) #1 and Wolf Moon (2014 DC/Vertigo) #1 look very interesting. Definitely need to check those out. Wolf Moon; A new Vertigo mini by writer Cullen Bunn? Yes please.

And finally, Valiant gives Quantum and Woody fans a special treat; Valiant Sized Quantum And Woody (2014 Valiant) #1.

See you soon. Invest wisely.

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Jay Katz

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Within the speculators market there is one driving force behind it these day. Well actually three. One; movies, two; television, and three; rumors.

On this site throughout the years collectors would find some obscure character first appearances, their origin appearances, or maybe even their untimely departure issue. What about those whacked out characters? Got me thinking, with Hollywood and the television networks all vying for/searching for that “next” best thing within the comic book realm, why not put together a list of characters that could one day see the light of day? Well honestly, most of these dudes and dude- ette’s will probably NEVER see the light of day, but hey did anyone ever think 20 years ago that we’d see a gun touting manic raccoon on screen? There are also some very obvious suggestions in this article too. 

Before proceeding, not only will this article be all over the place, I need to point out that SOME of THESE comics hold absolutely no redeeming value other than my own meandering speculation views, personal favorite’s and just flat out fun of mere mentioning them. Take this with a grain of salt and please have fun along with me!

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Let’s start with an obvious pick that has been eluding every comic book fan of its return since 1986. The series started in 1979. Rom ran for 7 years and boy was it a fun ride. So much so that there are petitions set out there asking for the return of Rom. The character most certainly has a very large appeal, but will the cult favorite ever make it out of doldrums of hiatus hell status from Hasbro? Here’s the thing folks, If Disney NOT Marvel ever decide Rom equals potential financial gain, it WILL get done. So can Disney wrestle away Rom from Hasbro? Disney will get their way if they want Rom…..they always do.

There are exactly 4 very key issues within the 75 issue run. Rom #1, Rom #’s 1718 (both X-Men appearance with Frank Miller covers), and Rom #75 (The final low print issue of the series). These are the 4 comics to grab within this series. Very affordable, very appealing, and it’s Rom.

In 2007, an unthinkable, unimaginable, the unfathomable happened. Captain America died! It made national news and it was a shockingly sad time within the comic book fandom. During his untimely death the rumors ran rampant as to who would take over the reins and don the shield. How many remember some comic fans bringing up Frank Castles’ name? Although a time for mourning, there were some funny suggestions as to who should take the mantle. One name in particular made the most sense, but Marvel didn’t give into to it. At the time of Rogers’ departure, American Eagle was appearing in the pages of a few comics. American Eagle is a native American and it would have made so much sense to have him don the shield for a while. Well it didn’t happen. Maybe one of the Captain America movies will have American Eagle become the next big Native American hero since……Tonto?? There is an influx of African American/female/foreign characters leading the way. Why not focus on an American Indian? Why not have a character that represents the foundations of America a mainstay within the Marvel Universe? Well if you’re a believer that Disney (who’s no stranger to the native American culture) will someday put American Eagle front and center then look for Marvel Two-In-One Annual #6 (1981) for his first appearance.

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Staying on topic a bit here, there has been so much talk of a Black Panther movie but nothing concrete has solidified the rumors….yet. Although the talks of this movie happening has really sparked interest in an already collectable comic; Fantastic Four #52 (1966), Black Panthers first appearance, the collector still has some time to get this comic before the comic really takes off. The Jack Kirby comic is not only the first appearance, but it’s also the first African American super-hero ever.  Once the official announcement from Marvel Studios comes, Fantastic Four #52 will see an instant spike. Then the announcement of who will play him, another spike, then the first tease of the costume, another spike, well you get the idea. Buy this comic now if you can. You’ll be very happy you did.

How about some other very cool African American characters other than Luke Cage and Blade? One that  was talk of a television show that never panned out? Brother Voodoo! He first appeared in Strange Tales #169 (1973). How about Dagger from the awesome Cloak & Dagger team? How amazing would a Marvel film be featuring Cloak & Dagger? A collector can scoop up their first appearance for mega cheap if you shop around. Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #64 (1982) gives readers a first look at this team. Check out the limited series from 1984 as well. 

Also on the movie front we have Doctor Strange rumored, but almost certain to be part of the next phase. Besides the Doc’s first appearance and Dr. Strange #169 (his REAL number one and first solo comic) which are obvious pick ups, Dr. Strange’s main adversary is the one to go after! The villain will only command aftermarket bonuses up until a few months before the release of the movie, you’re looking at a long term investment book you’ll need to dump at the right time. Otherwise the market will correct itself and you’ll either break even or lose on the deal. Strange Tales #126 (1964) could be one to pick up now. The comic gives us a first look at Dormammu. Will this be the villain Marvel goes with in the new Strange movie? Who knows? My bet is they go right here.

How about one more Strange Tales comic to check out? Strange Tales #89 (1961) features the first appearance of Fin Fang Foom. With the new Fantastic Four movie cast just released and Galactus probably getting his proper due on screen, this villain would be cool to have as an alternative go to if Fox decides NOT to go with the big purple guy.

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When will Mephisto make his movie appearance? It has to happen eventually right? Well until it does, be sure to seek out and buy Silver Surfer #3 (1968).

How about touching on the Marvel Cosmo’s? Please note (regular visitors to InvestComics have heard this before!) that the entire Marvel Cosmic Universe speculation market hinges on the success or failure of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. If the movie does well at the box office, more Marvel cosmo to come, it fails, the end of the Marvel cosmo movement. It’s a rather simple equation. Captain Marvel #26 (1973) brings us Death’s first appearance. Thor #225 (1974) is Firelord’s first appearance. Giant-Sized Defenders #3 features the first look at Korvac. Marvel Man changes his name to Quasar, thus creating the first appearance of Quasar in The Incredible Hulk #234 (1979).

A group by the name U-Foes first appears in The Incredible Hulk #254 (1980). They are so unusual and so cool at the same time. Another team that commands some serious attention came onto the scene in 1979 by the name Alpha Flight. Uncanny X-Men #120; John Byrne, Terry Austin, Chris Claremont, and the first appearance of Alpha Flight. What more does one need here? Well anyone who is a regular InvestComics visitor knows that Alpha Flight has been on the radar here for years and will continue to be. There is no reason to not speculate that this team will never see screen time. I for one believe they will. They can very easily be transcribed to film. They are a team that would dominate as the X-Men have on film. It will happen folks someday, get this valuable comic now. And also get the mega overprinted Alpha Flight #1 (1983). 

Back to The Hulk. Planet Hulk…..first and foremost you’d want to get the very beginning’s of the Planet Hulk saga. This can be found in The Incredible Hulk #88 (2006) and New Avengers: IIIuminati one shot (2006). Of course you’d go grab the Planet Hulk saga comics as a whole, but getting The Incredible Hulk #92 (2006) is a must. This issue introduces Hulks wife (deceased) Caiera. Caiera is an intricate part of the Planet Hulk storyline because the World War Hulk storyline introduces their son Skaar. Skaar would most definitely appear in a Planet Hulk/World War Hulk movie. Not only would he appear, but Skaar would be the prize comic for the speculator. What If? Planet Hulk #1 (2007) is the first appearance of Skaar and is without a doubt the next BIG comic when and if Marvel does a phase 3 with the Hulk being the centerpiece. Writer Greg Pak created the entire Planet Hulk universe, so he will be in much demand. I hope he gets a consult gig if Marvel Studios goes with this.

Speaking of an Avenger, how about Winter Soldier appearing in the new Cap movie? Sweet huh? Here’s a nugget you may have already heard or maybe not. The actor playing Winter Solider (Sebastian Stan) signed on with Marvel Studios for 9 films. Yes NINE films. Crazy right? Well why not stay on the crazy train here? How about Winter Solider takes the mantle from Captain America in Cap 3 as U.S. Agent? U.S. Agent first appeared as Super-Patriot in Captain America #323 (1986) and as the U.S. Agent in Captain America #354 (1989). What if Marvel Studios go down the route of Nomad? Captain America first dons the Nomad costume in Captain America #180 (1974). Edward Ferbel was the second Nomad in Captain America #261 (1981). The third installment of Nomad (Jack Monroe) and probably the winning book for the Nomad speculation cause is Captain America #282 (1983). Jack Monroe went on to spawn a limited series (which is also one to get) and a regular series that lasted 25 issues. I won’t speak about the fourth Nomad, a female version character that failed miserably.

Hey wouldn’t it be great if Marvel Studios ever challenged DC/Warner Bros. In releasing their version of Superman? How about Sentry? He first appeared in the self titled Sentry #1 (2000). Wow this would be fantastic wouldn’t it?

If you’re been checking out the most recent InvestComics Hot Picks, you will know that I have been talking about the Marvel UK resurgence. In no way is the resurgence happening by mistake. Marvel/Disney are probably testing the market for the first major movie/animation starring a Marvel UK character. Captain Britain would be an obvious first choice, but it’s way too close to the Captain America lure. So where to go next? How about Union Jack? Check out the Invaders comics #’s 7 (1976), #8 (1976), and #20 (1977) for the key Union Jack comics. Also Captain America #254 (1981).

You know who would be great fun to see in a film. Maybe as a team member; Jack of Hearts. The colors in his costume are so vibrant that it would just pop on screen. The red heart on his left eye, the blue, yellow, and red costume….all good in my book! Check out his first appearance in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #23 (1976). Also check out his four issue limited series from 1984.

Staying with the “colorful” characters, how about picking up Adventure Into Fear with Man-Thing # 19 (1973). This comic gives collectors the first look at Howard the Duck. Remember that bad movie from 1986? How awesome would it be to have Howard revisited by Marvel/Disney? Yes, this needs to get done.

You know what also needs to get done? How about a Machine Man film? Machine Man was created by Jack ‘King’ Kirby in 1976’s 2001: A Space Odyssey #8. Jack ‘King’ Kirby had his hands all over this creation. The only thing he is not credited on is the Inking and coloring. A fantastic book to have in your collection.

Black Widow may lead the charge as the first Big Budget female hero on screen. So how about we look at some female characters that should get some more play in your spec collection.

Amazing Spider-Man #209 features the first appearance of Calypso. Todd McFarlane brought back Calypso during his solo Spider-Man run, but she hasn’t really been a factor since. What time than the present to change that?

Typhoid Mary really needs more playtime in the Marvel Universe. She’s too good of a character to be forgotten about or thrown into meaningless story lines. Marvel needs to revisit what made her work back in the late 80’s. Typhoid’s debut came in Daredevil #254 (1988). Typhoid will probably appear in the new Daredevil netflix show too.

Hellcat has made many appearances over the years, but never seems to garner the attention she should get. Check out Avengers #144 (1976) for the first appearance of Hellcat.

As previously mentioned, Daredevil will be getting his own netflix series. I’m making a call right here that you will hear HERE first. Echo will be the female go to in the series. How do I know this? A hunch. I’ve been right before. I’ve also been wrong before too! The hunch points to Echo for me and Echo’s first is in Daredevil (vol. 2) #9 (1999).

Tabitha (Boom-Boom) like Hellcat has appeared in so many comics over the years, but you’d be hard pressed to even know what her first appearance book is. That book would be Secret Wars II #5 (1985).

Well that’s it for this installment. Look for DC, Image, and more Marvel ‘B’ side comic picks coming your way.

 

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

Paul Rudd Confirmed as Ant-Man

Paul RuddMajor news outlets are confirming that actor Paul Rudd will indeed play Hank Pym in the Ant-Man movie along with director Edgar Wright. The movie is set to be released on July 31 2015.

In the meantime, you can grab the first appearance of Ant-Man in Tales to Astonish #35 (1962). Check out the very cool Jack “the King” Kirby cover below.

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There are an abundance of comics to check out this week. The list is long, but the week is very soft. That said I’ll be sure to let you know which comics to put your emphasis on. Not much here, so look for those back issues.

InvestComics Hot Picks – New Comic Releases 11/27/13

One standout comic this week could be Nova (2013 5th Series) #10. Last week with the mention of Nova #19 (1978), many fans were very puzzled by this. I received a few messages on the board, Instagram, and personal email saying “Nova? Really?” Yes Nova, really. If you haven’t been paying attention, let me fill you in a bit.

Marvel Studios are about to embark on a whole new universe of pictures and change everything. Yes they are going to change the way movie goers watch “space/cosmic” films with the release of one film; Guardians of the Galaxy. What this particular film will do is open up the flood gates to introduce Marvel in space; their Cosmos if you will. Yes the film will have to fare well in order for the initial steps to be taken, to progress. If all goes well (which it should), Marvel Studios will be on their way to building a cosmic storyline on the big screen as no one has ever done before (besides Star Wars of course, calm down). Now there is one point though, which has been mentioned on InvestComics a few times, what about failure? What happens WHEN, not IF, When a Marvel Studios movie does not meet expectations at the box office? This will in fact happen, it’s inevitable. It will be very interesting to see how Disney reacts to the bad box office draw. One thing is for certain however, the comic book market will be affected to a degree. The prices will drop back into place where they probably should be and level off. The constant influx of various movies and television show announcements are driving prices batty for quite some time now. THIS will be the crash, NOT the variants, 3D covers, etc. The hyperbole will drive pricing back to reality if expectations are not met in the mainstream. Would you pay $10,000 for a Walking Dead CGC 9.9? Yes someone did. THAT is what you call a bad investment. $10,000 on a first appearance 9.9 of Green Goblin, Lois Lane, or even Wolverine makes sense. These characters are household names. Walking Dead is a hot zombie television show right now. It will eventually run its course and no longer be hot anymore. Granted, good story, good show, but its zombies….that’s it. Yes anyone can say “it’s about the character development and how we follow them” but in actuality, no zombies, no show. Not bashing the show, giving a dose of speculation reality here. Spending $10,000 on the number one issue is a bit of an oversight on that buyers part, but maybe, just maybe I’ll be wrong on this.

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So back to Nova, as explained Marvel Studios will take the leap into space. It’s a risky one with Guardians because no one really knows of them. Rocket Raccoon will be the star in this one, so it’s best you stock up on him. Anyway, Nova has been mentioned in passing by Marvel and through some rumors. If Marvel is reaching out into the space universe, what’s not to think Nova won’t be a part of that? Same with Warlock, Silver Surfer, Death, and maybe Rom! Remember him? How cool would that be to have a Rom movie? Yes wrestling with that toy company can get dicey, but what Disney wants, Disney gets. What it all boils down to is making sure as a speculator that you have all of your Cosmic ducks in a row. Pick up the rare first appearance, those odd number one issues, the status quo change books, and the rare Thanos variants. It will pay dividends down the line IF the Guardians of the Galaxy movie does well. Nova (2013 5th Series) #10 will play pretend and solict this comic as the 100th issue. Gotta love the restarts, five of them for Nova to be exact here. The comic will come with all sorts of variants. The prize variant will be the JG Jones Incentive. A $60 book that can see some decent gains if handled properly. Nova #10 will star the NEW New Warriors (another potential space team down the road). Check out the first appearance of the New Warriors (“old team”) in Thor #411 (1989). A must own.

We like intros don’t we? Of course we do! Ultimate Spider-Man (2012 Marvel Universe) #20 will introduce a new villain named Whirlwind, so check that out. Kick-Ass 3 (2013 Marvel) #5 will do some introducing themselves with a new villain team. Infinity Hunt (2013) #4 plants the seeds of Marvel’s next major event. Are we tired yet of these major events? And speaking of Infinity, Infinity (2013 Marvel) #6 will conclude with an oversized issue as Thanos fights everyone! And incidentally, Iron Man #55 is Still a must buy. Avengers Assemble (2012) #21 hints at the team Inhumans. The Inhumans are about to have a breakout year next year. Get on top of Fantastic Four #45 (1965) for the first appearance of the Inhumans. Staying on topic with the Avengers, Avengers Arena (2012) #18 will see its final issue this week. With more death and a launching pad for something else. Something major will be happening in All New X-Men (2012) #19 so be sure to glance through that book. Damian Son of Batman (2013) #2 is sold out for the most part on the retail level. The variants are completely sold out. The Andy Kubert black and white variant would be a nice CGC sig series flip book. Forever Evil Argus (2013) #2 will highlight Deathstroke. One of the baddest dudes in the DC Universe. If you’re a regular reader of this column each week, you already know that InvestComics is a huge Deathstroke supporter. I have always felt that the Deathstroke character is on the cusp of some serious play, but DC doesn’t know exactly what to do with him (i.e. Nightwing). Yes they finally put him on television (sparingly), but that’s not enough. Get this guy going already. Bigger role on the show, movie appearances, chop chop DC! A huge recommendation throughout the years on InvestComics has been The New Teen Titans #2 (1980) and it will continue to be in BUY mode with InvestComics. And for those keeping score at home, Forever Evil Argus #2 variant is sold out, which means absolutely nothing on the speculator side of things. Geoff Johns will be hitting all out on Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #25. The conclusion to the “Death of a King” storyline. The new Superior Spider-Man event begins this week; The Darkest Hour in Superior Spider-Man (2012) #22. Venom will have his first run in with Superior Spidey in this issue. This should be very interesting. In the “in case you missed it” department, DC will release Sandman Overture (2013) Special Edition #1. The issue will feature a bunch of useless extras if you’re interested.

IDW will bring back a cult favorite in Sam Keith’s Maxx Maxximized (2013 IDW) #1. A collector can buy the first appearance of Maxx in the overprinted Darker Image #1 (1993).

Black Science (2013 Image) #1 will be THE Image Comic to grab this week. Already sold out at the retail level, but the $10 Midtown Comics variant will be the one to get if this comic makes an impact in the aftermarket. IDW’s Mr Peabody and Sherman (2013 IDW) #1 variant is sold out. Never Ending (2013 Dark Horse) #1, Quest (2013 Zenescope) #1, and Sledgehammer 44 Lightning War (2013) #1 are all on the verge of selling out.

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Jay Katz

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(Warning! This is NOT an Iron Man 3 bashing; this is merely just an observation in the flight of the Marvel Studios films from me. If you liked Iron Man 3, that’s awesome, I respect that. If you are easily offended I then ask of you to skip this first paragraph because it’s an opinion based on Iron Man 3 that is not in favor of the movie from ME. Please do not get your panties in a bunch if you proceed ahead. Thank you.)

Have you’ve seen the new Thor: The Dark World movie? This movie was absolutely awesome. It’s setting up for so many things it’s almost too much to bear. The inner child within me was at an all-time high watching this film. The movie is by far the best Marvel movie of all Marvel movies besides the Avengers, in which is “1A” and Thor is “1B”. It was that good, simply amazing. What Marvel is doing, tying all of these movies together is almost historic like. It’s unfortunate that in-between great films we have to sit through movies like Iron Man 3. Won’t apologize for the opinion here, It’s an opinion…..deal. Iron Man 3 was very weak in comparison to the latest Thor film. This was bound to happen though. Eventually there will be a fail in the system somewhere. One of these Marvel Studio movies is going to fall flat (monetarily) at the box office. It’s inevitable. Why? because of a weak story, not because there are “too many comic book movies” (nonsense). But until that happens, we will have to endure the weak stories like the Iron Man 3’s when they do come out. Too many weak stories will eventually catch up, so Marvel Studios better be on top of their game and not throw together the Mandarin as a joke character and Pepper Potts glowing. Understood it’s an Iron Man movie, but the first two worked fine without too much of the tongue in cheek stuff. Let’s get back to basics here. I personally walked out of the theater after watching Thor The Dark World and spoke about it for about 30 minutes. There are memorable scenes, action sequences, storyline, and not once did I talk about the last Iron Man film afterwards. I probably did say “meh” or a few words of disappointment. I honestly can say, I don’t recall one memorable scene in that movie. The ending was a major disappointment with all of the suits flying around, wow that was bad. Although Tony does have a very weak rouge gallery which can actually hurt the franchise; have a team-up with Sub Mariner, Black Panther, etc. to offset the minimal selection one has with his gallery. Maybe that would work? Because another S.H.I.E.L.D. television show on the big screen is not going to cut it. Thor: The Dark World just set the bar higher……Go get em’ Cap, you’re up next.

It’s been all about the crazy giveaways here at InvestComics lately. A signed Chris Claremont Excalibur #1, a signed The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 by artist Georges Jeanty, and the best of all announced recently on the InvestComics Facebook page; a CGC 9.8 signature series Star Wars #1 (Dark Horse 2013) by Brian Wood! Thanks to Ratchet City Comics for making this contest possible! If you haven’t done so already and you’re a collector, you must visit the Ratchet City Comics new web page right HERE. You have to see the awesome display of CGC comics ready for the taking. Ratchet City Comics is also on Ebay, so be sure to check them out there as well! There is a stipulation regarding the CGC Sig Series giveaway though. It’s a small one, but let’s make it happen! The InvestComics Facebook page is above the 1600 Likes mark and we need to get to the 3000 mark by Christmas in order for this book to be given away. So it’s simple, you share, bring the total to 3000 by Christmas and YOU could possibly WIN the CGC Star Wars book. What a great gift to yourself, a loved one, an investment piece, and a fantastic way to ring in the New Year! Be sure to inform us that you shared the InvestComics Facebook page to be in the running. Click HERE for the news release on this contest. Let’s get to 3000, and good luck!

As mentioned quite a few times here on InvestComics, the variant covers are a bit of overkill to the hobby. But that said, there is a demand for them and comic companies have the right to make money. Who doesn’t like money right? With that in mind, there has been a recent influx of crazy covers and gimmicks coming out. Once again, companies are making money and good for them. Many of the speculators are now worried about the “crash” of the 90’s in the speculators market. I’m here to tell you, there is nothing to fear. Back in the 90’s comic books speculators were not as savvy as the ones of today. Do you still have those out there that buy 10 copies of a number one issue? Or maybe a hot issue? Or a 3D cover? Yes you do and those are the ones that are doomed to fail. Those speculators have no idea how this market works. I’m not going to go into a long dissertation on how and what to do because if you read the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks, you should have a grasp on what to do and what not to do. The true speculator knows how to collect in today’s market to make the most of their money. The collector that hoards, that falls in love with their 3D covers have a portfolio problem on their hands. Follow what InvestComics recommends, and you will be better off. Not to say that that we haven’t picked clunkers either, but a wiser investor makes more than they lose.

Another reason for a non 90’s crash? Warner Bros. and Disney wouldn’t allow it. The comic book markets haven’t seen this much attention in a long time. If the sales slump, the companies will make adjustments. If a comic shop orders too much of something, they too will cut back. The shops and collectors are very frugal with their dollar these days. The overspending will come at the hands of the collector looking to make a killing, they will fail and go away. The same goes with some retail shops. Some shops will order too may 3D covers and be stuck with a boatload of them for years to come, sooner rather than later going into the 50 cent long boxes.

So accountability is that so of the collectors, shops, and comic companies. The 90’s happened because of the greed that overtook each and every one of the aforementioned. There is a market for the speculators in the comic book world; it’s just a wiser one now. The greedy ones will fall by the wayside.

InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 11/13/13

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Why the long talk about the 90’s you may ask? A couple of reasons, besides the variant covers this week and every week. Let hit DC Comics first then Valiant Comics in a bit. This week DC goes back to the well again with a “special cover”. Batman (2011 2nd Series) #25 will feature an embossed cover. Ask another question, why is that? Well because it’s issue #25? It has the Riddler in it?  Because the Zero Year “reaches a new level”?  All excuses that don’t really add up or warrant a gimmick cover, but DC Comics is going to cash in here again. The trick here is not to get caught up with the gimmick cover. The comic to go after is the Greg Capullo variant sketch cover. It’s only $95 retail, but signed and CGC graded (9.8 or higher) and you make some cash easily. On second thought here, grab the embossed cover too. It’ll probably go to a second print quickly, but sell the regular cover quickly on Ebay to make a flip. Sit on this a day or two too long and you’ll be stuck with it.

Superman Wonder Woman (2013) #2 has sold out on the retail level. This hot comic will continue to be hot until the whole idea of Superman being romantically linked with Wonder Woman wanes thin. Then again, many readers are not reading this comic for that reason; its good storytelling keeping this comic hot right now. How long will the hot commodity last? That’s a tough call, but until that happens, grab the sold out Tony Daniel sketch variant for $75. Do the same as the Bat book recommended above. And Forever Evil Arkham War (2013) #2 $10 variant is sold out on the retail level. No big deal here because this comic is extremely meaningless in the grand scheme of the aftermarket. Collectors should by this for the love of the series. The last of the DC Comics this week to take a look at is Green Lantern Corps (2011 2nd Series) #25. This comics focal point is on the villain Anarky. The villain was created by writer Alan Grant and artist Norm Breyfogle back in Detective Comics #608 (1989). And one more thing about the Green Lantern cover, doesn’t it bring you flashbacks to the Messiah Complex with Cable holding the baby? Scroll through the gallery of the Hot Picks and see for yourself.

Valiant Comics have been making some very serious noise with their amazing storytelling and art since their comeback. The biggest Valiant Comics event ever is about to take place on new comic book day. With the release of Unity (2013 Valiant) #1 Valiant is looking to cash in and cash in big. They understand that the market wants variant covers and wow are they supplying it. How about 13 variant covers here? Yes Valiant is banking and way to go! Remember the talk we had earlier about the non-informed “new” speculator that thinks they will make lots and lots of money? Well that guy/gal will probably buy all 13 issues. The Valiant Comics fan will buy all 13 copies (which they should or want to because they are simply fans and want their product!), and then you have InvestComics over here. Only two of these comics out of the 13 really need your attention here, for the investment side of course. Both are from the Legend Neal Adams. Get your hands on the sold out $75 Neal Adams Incentive variant and the $150 Neal Adams Black & White sketch Variant. Get a CGC witness to go with you to have Mr. Adams sign them and you’ll be all set. Be sure to get a high grade of course. NOW you’re all set, and as for the other 11 variants, unless there is a short run or a high demand on either the Bart Sears signature book ($25) or the exclusive ($10), not much to lay your money down on here.

Marvel’s 50th anniversary of the X-Men hits this Wednesday with X-Men Gold (2013) #1. Thought this would be a bigger deal, more hoopla, but okay. The big deal is found within the pages inside of this comic though. X-Men stories from Chris Claremont, Walter Simonson, Bob McLeod, Stan Lee, and many others. The $6 John Cassady variant is already sold out. Another sold out X-Men variant Marvel Knights X-Men (2013) #1 from Paolo Rivera. That comic will get $20 from you. Nothing spectacular here unless the MK X-Men title takes off. The Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-Man (2013) #1 variant is sold out; see MK X-Men #1.

Comics to definitely look out for this week are Umbral (2013 Image) #1, sold out at shops. A good showing on this comic can bring back good rewards for you. Noir (2013 Dynamite) #1 will be the same scenario. Right now it’s sold out at the retailer, including the ultra-rare 25 copy variant for $100. If this comic hits the mark with readers, look for that variant to fetch some big bucks. IDW’s Wraith Welcome To Christmasland (2013) #1 is sold out. There is a $15 variant to possible grab out there.

Rounding out the week we have Manifest Destiny (2013 Image) #1, All New Soulfire (2013 Aspen) #1, Clown Fatale (2013 Dark Horse) #1 (proving that covers don’t always sell a comic book because this comic is not sold out yet and looks like it’ll need a good showing to do so), and finally Protocol Orphans (2013 Boom Studios) #1. This comic is not sold out yet, or maybe it won’t be but a side note about this comic to leave you with. Newcomer Mariano Navarro will be the artist on this comic. He’s a nice talent. If you feel so inclined to search out his first work, it’s not that long ago. Look for Descendant #1 from Image Comics (2009) in the 50 cent boxes.

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Jay Katz        

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