Marvel Unveils Death of Spider-Man Spoiler Variant!

Marvel is proud to unveil Marvel Architect, Mark Bagley’s, stunning variant to the critically acclaimed Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 – the tragic conclusion to “Death of Spider-Man”! It’s the death that rocked headlines everywhere from NPR, Fox News, to Entertainment Weekly and no Ultimate Comics Spider-Man fan can afford to miss out on this one! With retailers nationwide reporting immediate sell-outs, fans have one more chance to get their hands on this history making issue! It’s the end of an era as ComicBookResources says “with writer and artist, hero and villain, friend and family member all at their absolute best.” Be sure to head over to your local comic shop next week for your last chance to read how it all comes to a close in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 Spoiler Variant!

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #160 SPOILER VARIANT
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Rated T+ …$3.99

ON SALE 6/29/11

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ALPHA STRIKE!

Activate: ALPHA STRIKE!

ALPHA FLIGHT #4 (JUL110576)
ALPHA FLIGHT #4 EAGLESHAM VARIANT (JUL110577)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK

Pencils by DALE EAGLESHAM

Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

Variant Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC – 8/22/11, ON-SALE – 9/14/11

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

Marvel Announces AVENGERS 1959!

Spinning out from the pages of New Avengers, Marvel is pleased to announce Avengers 1959 #1 (of 5), a brand new mini-series from comics legend Howard Chaykin, this fall! An unique team of super powered individuals of the post-World War II era including, Sabretooth, Kraven the Hunter and Namora, must combat threats in New York, Madripoor, and everywhere in between!

“I’m grabbing what feels like a brass ring here, with the opportunity to do an untold story of the lost years of the Marvel Universe,” explained Chaykin. “In a follow up to the sensational stuff laid out by Brian Bendis in NEW AVENGERS, we’ll follow Nick Fury and his Avengers around the world as they track down and take down super powered survivors of the Third Reich–as their ever effort is countermanded by a mysterious agency with a dark agenda of its own.”

Can the team save the day without tearing each other apart and who else will join the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest? Get the full story behind Nick Fury Nick Fury led Avengers Initiative as they trek across the globe saving the entire Marvel Universe from peril, only in the action-packed Avengers 1959 #1 (of 5)!

AVENGERS 1959 #1 (of 5)

Story and Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Rated T+ …$2.99

ON SALE THIS OCTOBER

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 6-22-11

Marvel

Ultimate Spider-Man #160 – Death of Spider-Man

New Mutants #26 – New Team

DC

Flashpoint Titles

FP – Kid Flash Lost Starring Bart Allen #1

FP – Lois Lane and the Resistance #1

FP – Reverse Flash

FP – The Ousider #1

Superman #712 – Introduction of Sharif

Action Comic #902

Brightest Day Aftermath The Search for the Swamp Thing  #1

Indie’s

Rage #1

**Music from Green Lanter Movie**

From Mark Petrie “Kara Kul”

Your First Look At THE PUNISHER #1

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at The Punisher #1! Eisner Award winning writer Greg Rucka and rising-star artist Marco Checchetto set the Marvel Universe’s deadliest man back out onto the streets! Frank Castle is locked and loaded for his most violent mission yet as he takes aim on New York City’s newest criminal organization, The Exchange! Can Marvel’s one man war machine mow down the entirety of the Exchange or will they prove to be too much for Frank Castle to take on alone? With every clip the Punisher empties into the guilty he gets further away from being able to find the man he used to be…and he has absolutely no problem with that. Get a view from behind the crosshairs as Marvel’s newest Big Shot unleashes his brand of justice, only in The Punisher #1!

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THE PUNISHER #1 (JUN110657)

Written by GREG RUCKA

Penciled by MARCO CHECCHETTO

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Variant Cover by SAL BUSCEMA

Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS

Blank cover also available

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC – 7/11/11, ON SALE – 08/03/11

 

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 6-1-11

Watch Video for more details on some books!

DC

Flashpoint #2

Flashpoint Abin Sur The Green Lantern #1

Flashpoint Batman Knight of Veneance #1

Flashpoint Secret Seven #1

Flashpoint The World of Flashpoint #1

Static Special #1

Marvel

Fear Itself #3

Moon Knight #2

Indie’s

50 Girls 50 #1

Richelle Mead: Dark Swan Storm Born #1

Shinku #1

PLUS, InvestComics TV next featured guest, and covers of the week.

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Jay Katz

QUESADA DEATH OF SPIDERMAN VARIANTS for ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN #160

Marvel Unveils Joe Quesada’s “Not A Dry Eye In The House” DEATH OF SPIDER-MAN Variant Cover
 
Death of Spider-Man, the story that everyone from ABC to MTV and FOX News are talking about, reaches its stunning conclusion this June and, to commemorate this momentous issue, superstar Joe Quesada illustrates an all-new variant cover! This powerful piece, from Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, arrives in two different versions—the full color Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 Quesada Variant and the raw, penciled version for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 Quesada Sketch Variant.
 
It’s the biggest story in Ultimate Comics history—and it all ends in Ultimate Spider-Man #160. No fan can miss out on the story that’ll have fans around the world talking for years!
 
Retailers, please note that this issue FOCs 5/9/11, with an on-sale of 6/22/11


 
 
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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN gets a POLYBAG BODYBAG

     

Marvel Unveils DEATH OF SPIDER-MAN Polybags!
 
The Ultimate Comics story of the decade hits its climax as Marvel is pleased to unveil the two special polybag designs for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 Bagley Variant. The record-setting creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley pull out all the stops for Death of Spider-Man and with covers so shocking we had no choice but to conceal them. It’s the story that will have everyone talking and the industry buzzing because in the Ultimate Universe, There Are No Rules!
 
In addition, Marvel has officially announced that there will be no overprint on Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160, and the issue will also not appear on newsstands.
 
Bendis and Bagley’s most ambitious story yet sends fans reeling this June, in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 – no fan will ever forget how it ends!
 
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #160 (APR110569)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #160 BAGLEY VARIANT (APR110571)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by MARK BAGLEY
Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY
Blank Cover Also Available
Rated T+ … $3.99
FOC – 5/9/11. On Sale – 6/22/11
 
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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

MARVEL UNVEILS EXCULSIVE WONDERCON COVER TO UNCANNY X-MEN #534

Marvel Entertainment To Produce An Exclusive Variant To Celebrate Exhibiting At WonderCon For The First Time
 
Marvel is proud to announce that to commemorate their first appearance as an exhibitor at WonderCon, they will be producing an exclusive Uncanny X-Men #534 WonderCon variant! Featuring some of the most popular X-Men, this beautiful cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli, created specifically for this San Francisco-based convention, will only be available for sale at the Marvel Booth (#801) while supplies last!
 
Marvel will be arriving in full force at WonderCon in San Francisco, April 1-3, with a big booth (#801), wide array of panels, can’t-miss announcements, giveaways and more! This is the first time that the House of Ideas is exhibiting at the convention and we’re breaking out the big news and big guests!
 
Meet all your favorite Marvel celebrities at the Marvel Booth (#801)– like Joe Quesada, Axel Alonso, Jeph Loeb, Marko Djurdjevic, Jason Aaron, Rick Remender, Giuseppe Camuncoli and more— and don’t miss the ­Marvel: Welcome To The X-Men and Marvel: Cup o’ Joe panels for some major announcements about the future of Marvel’s most popular characters, along with the Marvel Television: Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes & Marvel Anime panel for a sneak peek at the hottest Super Hero animation of 2011.
 
“Being from San Francisco, I am ecstatic about how strong Marvel’s presence will be at WonderCon this year,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-In-Chief. “And with San Francisco now the adopted hometown of the X-Men, it just made perfect sense to create a variant for this show which celebrated the city and its achievements.”


 
 
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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

MANHATTAN to become SPIDER-ISLAND!

Marvel Announces SPIDER-ISLAND
Major New Storyline Begins in Amazing Spider-Man #667
 
New York, NY – March 23, 2011—Marvel is proud to announce Spider-Island, the comic book event of the summer from the best-selling creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. Kicking off this August in Amazing Spider-Man #667 (with a special prelude in #666) the citizens of Manhattan—including some of Spidey’s closest allies and deadliest foes—begin exhibiting the web-slinger’s very own powers! But as Spider-Man must stop a seemingly insurmountable super powered crime wave, he must also find out just who’s responsible for mutating Manhattan…and the truth will irrevocably alter his world. Fans will get their first full-length lead in to Spider-Island in Marvel’s special issue of Amazing Spider-Man, available for free at all participating comic shops on May 7th, Free Comic Book Day.
 
“Back when Slott launched Spider-Man into the ‘Big Time’ last year, he started laying the groundwork for possibly the biggest Spider-Man story you’ve ever seen,” said Stephen Wacker, Marvel Senior Editor. “The price of power is high for heroes and villains. The Avengers, the FF, Venom, Spider-Girl, Spider-Woman, the Sinister Six and even YOU are connected to ol’ Web-Head in new ways. By the end of this story, we’re going to see what Spider-Man means to Marvel Universe and just how far he’ll go to keep it safe…including some life-changing choices that have major consequences.”
 
This summer, Spider-Island brings great power to nearly everyone in New York City…and it’s Spidey’s great responsibility to keep this chaos from spreading even further! But just what will Spider-Man have to sacrifice in the process?
 
Plus, don’t miss “Infested”, beginning in the pages of April’s Amazing Spider-Man #659 and setting the stage for the next big chapter in Spider-Man history!


 
 
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Marvel

Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

Joker makes a Marvel Universe Appearance!

Originally published in InvestComics magazine #2  July 2007

The Joker in a Marvel comic?? (…)

Released 1986 & 1989

Current Price: $1.00 (check bins @ LCS)

D.P.7 # 1 & Justice # 32

Marvel’s New Universe imprint came out back in 1986 with very big expectations. To Marvel’s dismay it lasted as long as their STAR line lasted. The only redeeming value Marvel holds on to is that both of these series’ DP7 & Justice lasted 32 issues. Marvel recently revamped the New Universe with a successful limited series New Universal. Okay so here’s why we dab into the New Universe. D.P.7 (Displaced Paranormals) is going to a Trade soon. An interest may arise once again for these “7” heroes. Highly unlikely but one never knows.

As for Justice # 32, it’s a New Universe comic, which is a Marvel book right? Then what the hell is the JOKER doing in a small panel?? DC got a little perturbed and tried suing Marvel over this comic but nothing ever came of it. The Joker makes a cameo in a Marvel comic, how cool is that?!?! Buying this comic for pure nostalgia reasons is a must. Here’s a fun idea, get it graded, see if they put any info on the description of Joker making a cameo!

Hulk Vs. Abomination

 Originally published in InvestComics magazine #2   July 2007 

 

 

 

 

 

An Origin Retold

Originally published in InvestComics magazine #2   July 2007 

Current price $3.00

Released – 2005

 

Hulk Destruction # 1

One of Hulk best foes is coming to the big screen in 2008. Abomination will be the one to give the Hulk a hard time this time around. (For more on this movie and Abomination, see our Blue Chip Market section). This issue was written by Peter David and contains the origin of Abomination. The big reason to get this issue would simply be to have the Abomination’s origin without putting down $70 to get it. Will this issue bring more money to your pocket? That all depends on how well the movie does and how well you market your book on EBAY. So make sure you put your marketing skills in motion and sell.