Top 5 Hot Picks #121

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

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

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

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

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 7-12-17

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

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Supergirl #18 – Rocha/Henriques

Venomverse #2 – Mattina

Flash #26 – Giandomenico

America #4 – Jon Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action Comics #983 – Clay Mann

Flash #26 – Howard Porter

Venomverse #2 – Ron Lim

Rose #4 – David Finch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean Grey #2 – Jim Lee

Dark Days #1 – Lee & Williams

Red Hood #12 – Clay Mann

Spider-Men II #1 – Jesus Saiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mage #0 – Matt Wagner

Thrones #2 – Mike Miller

Briggs Land #2 – Fiona Staples

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New Comics #483

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

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InvestComics Hot Picks #483

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

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Buy/Bid Now – Deadpool #33

Buy/Bid Now – Amz Spm #25

Buy/Bid Now – Amz Spm #30

Buy/Bid Now – Venomverse #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Buy/Bid Now – Old Man Logan #26

Buy/Bid Now – Weapon X #5

Buy/Bid Now – Wolverine #66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Buy/Bid Now – Red Hood #12

Buy/Bid Now – Jean Grey #4

Buy/Bid Now – Action Comics #983

Buy/Bid Now – Darth Vader #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Buy/Bid Now – Calexit #1

Buy/Bid – Centipede #1

Buy/Bid – Mage #1

Buy/Bid – Dark Days #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Buy/Bid – Last Song #1

Buy/Bid – Dread Gods #1

Buy/Bid – Immortal #1

Buy/Bid – Skin & Earth #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ PRINT PROMOTION FOR MAX BEMIS’ ‘EVIL EMPIRE’

BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ PRINT PROMOTION FOR MAX BEMIS’ ‘EVIL EMPIRE’

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EVIL EMPIRE Cover A by Jay Shaw
EVIL EMPIRE Cover B EVIL EMPIRE Cover B by Robbi Rodriguez
EVIL EMPIRE Cover C EVIL EMPIRE Cover C by Jay Shaw

February 6,  2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the March debut of EVIL EMPIRE, the political thriller that asks: What would happen if modern society crossed the line and became the megalomaniacal force we’d always fought against? Instead of a story that picks up when this so-called “evil empire” is already in place, Say Anything lead singer Max Bemis (POLARITY) and artist Ransom Getty (Guarding the Globe, Suicide Squad) take us to the very beginning and show the devolution of society through the eyes of an outspoken, female hip-hop artist named Reese.

To add to the anticipation surrounding Bemis’ first long-form series, BOOM! has added a pre-Final Order Cutoff (FOC) incentive promotion for retailers. Similar to the DAY MEN #2 promotion, the publisher will have 50, limited-edition, screen-printed, and numbered prints created of one of Jay Shaw’s iconic cover images for EVIL EMPIRE. The “We The People” print promotion means that each one of the 25 top-ordering retailers will receive one print. Additionally, in keeping with the democratic nature of the series, 25 additional retailers, chosen at random, will receive one print each. Retailers have until the end of the day on Monday, February 10th to finalize their orders for EVIL EMPIRE #1.

“Max has created a provocative thriller in EVIL EMPIRE,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “At BOOM!, we want our comics to resonate beyond the page, and EVIL EMPIRE is the kind of explosive storytelling we love to get behind. We saw with POLARITY that Max is a bold new voice in the industry, and we were eager to work with him again. EVIL EMPIRE is an intense vision of a society’s dark transformation. It’ll turn some heads.”

WHY WE LOVE IT: After POLARITY, we just had to work with writer (and Say Anything lead singer) Max Bemis again, and his thrilling take on how a modern society could evolve into an evil empire is absolutely terrifying.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: Every fan of fiction is aware of the trope of the “evil, sinister empire” i.e. the Empire in “Star Wars.” Oftentimes, when we are introduced to these totalitarian establishments, they are already fully in power and it’s up to our hero to bring back order and peace. However, in EVIL EMPIRE, we explore how that would unfold in a real-world setting. How close to the precipice are we right now in the world we live in? Would we let it happen? More specific to this tale: Would we secretly WANT it to happen?

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Told through the perspective of an underground rapper named Reese, Max Bemis’ gripping story explores a scenario in which we watch modern society gradually evolve (or is it devolve?) into an evil empire.

EVIL EMPIRE #1 arrives in comic shops on March 5th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JAN140984. The issue ships with a main cover by Mondo print illustrator Jay Shaw along with two retailer incentive covers by Robbi Rodriguez (FPB: Federal Bureau of Physics) and Shaw. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

InvestComics Hot Picks #295

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indexMarvel_Feature_1_(1971)Before heading right into this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks, there are a few comics that have been highlighted over the past week or so on InvestComics that need some love. Well not love so much, but some undivided attention. I’d like to point them out in this article so that speculators can plan accordingly during a slower week like this one.

News from director Zack Synder confirmed that Nightwing (aka Dick Grayson) will in fact appear in the new Superman sequel yet unofficially titled Batman vs. Superman. Great news for the comic book fans, but not so much on the collectors/speculators side. How so you may ask? Well, Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing in Tales of the Teen Titans #44 (1984) and the problem with this classic comic is the one thing no hobby enthusiasts likes to hear……overprint. This comic is so easily accessible it’s not even funny. While the overprint shouldn’t deter you to still own this comic (how do you not own it already??), do realize that the aftermarket will be inundated with the first appearance of Nightwing as it already is. Great comic, too bad there are too many copies are floating around. There is however a way to get a little more bang for your buck, but you should know how to do this already…..

InvestComics reported on Marvel teaming up with Netflix for their next venture onto the small screen. It involves Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage getting television shows and all leading up to a “Defenders” mini-series. How lucky can a comic book fan be these days?! A comic that must be in your collection and is a beauty is the first appearance of the Defenders team in Marvel Feature #1 (1971). There is nothing more to say……..buy this comic book!

With the recent success of the Arrow television show for the folks over at the CW station, they are once again looking at the DC catalog and have found iZombie. Zombies are hot for reasons that are obvious, but will it equate to the demise, the watering down of the genre? We’ll have izombiePreacher_1to wait and see. Until then, you already missed out by digging in the $1 bins at your local shop for the first DC/Vertigo iZombie #1 (2010) when InvestComics broke the news, so now the question is how much of a risk are you willing to take on this comic? You have two options here. Go for the first appearance of iZombie in House of Mystery Halloween Annual #1 (2009) which has sold for more than $50 on Ebay or the iZombie #1 comic that has sold for as high as $25. Big risk here because this series is no Walking Dead and the zombie genre will eventually settle down some. What if the television series craps out? Too many risk factors with this one here.

And possibly the best news to come out from television land came late last night on InvestComics. The once very hot Preacher series from DC/Vertigo will be considered for a pilot from AMC. A Preacher #1 (1995) CGC 9.8 sold yesterday on Ebay for $185. If you have this comic, I urge you to get it graded and sit on it. It’s going to be a big book. The comic series was a rousing success and there is no reason to think that the (possible) television series wouldn’t be either. Writer Garth Ennis brings his “A” game to everything he’s involved with. The highly successful Preacher series is evidence of this. IF the Preacher gets its own TV show, Preacher #1 will be a comic to own, big time.

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In association with Ratchet City Comics, InvestComics will be celebrating the InvestComics Hot Picks #300 in a BIG way! The 300th InvestComics Hot Picks will be coming out the same week as Christmas, so on December 25th, Christmas day, we will be giving away a Star Wars #1 (2013 – Dark Horse) CGC Signature Series graded 9.6 Signed by writer Brian Wood!! The comic is pictured here and can be yours if you share the InvestComics web page everyplace you can to help us reach 3000 Likes on the Facebook page. FULL details right HERE!! Share!!

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Believe it or not A Plus X (2012 Marvel Now) #14 will lead the way this week. It’s with good reason of course. The issue finds Max Bemis conducting writing duties. Why and who is Max? Well he’s a comic book fan and is also the front man in a rock band called Say Anything. He’s also the co-singer in a band called Two Tongues. I have to admit, I have absolutely no idea who the bands are or who Max is, but the kids tell me they know him and them! So why exactly are we talking about this comic again? Oh yeah, this is Max’s first published comic book work. The last time a rock dude crossed over, all hell broke loose for a little bit. Let me remind you……Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance)? Umbrella Academy? Oh yes that! You remember now. So check out A + X #14 and see if Max pulls off a keeper here.

Harley Quinn begins her quest this week in her own regular series; starting with Harley Quinn (2013) #0. We all know by now that Harley first appeared in the Batman: Harley Quinn (1999) soft cover graphic novel. That classic Alex Ross cover is forever etched in our minds. So that comic is probably already filed away in your Bat box someplace. This week however, the Harley Quinn #0 Stephane Roux variant cover is sold out. Buying this comic will set you back $30, but how long can Harley really hold her own though? Maybe we’ll get an answer to that question sooner rather than later.

Battlestar Galactica always seems to be that red-headed step child doesn’t it? (No offense to red-heads! My sister is a red-head!). It’s always been that show that just can’t seem to get out of its own way. The first television series back in 1978 lasted two seasons, the second series lasted a whopping 4 seasons, and the original Marvel Comics series lasted 23 issues. No major motion picture, no talks of ever taking Battlestar to another level. Very odd no? Well maybe not. Maybe it’s just not a strong franchise. Yes, maybe it’s time to accept that Battlestar is not Star Trek, Star Wars, or even Stargate; Space 1999 maybe, but not any of the aforementioned. The intention here is not to bash Battlestar, but to find an understanding as to why so many failed attempts at a space series that has such a huge following. Dynamite hasn’t given up on BG though! This week Battlestar Galactica Starbuck (2013 Dynamite) #1 is on the cusp of a sell-out. That’s right fans, there is still a core audience that demands BG and Dynamite is here to provide it! Looks like a fun read!

Forever Evil Rogues Rebellion (2013) #2 variant is sold out. It’s only a $10 variant and it’ll probably stay put right there. There is nothing special about this comic at all except an exceptionally weak villain in Parasite wreaking havoc. A fun story, but nothing for the speculator here.

Although Superior Spider-Man (2012) Annual #1 might be sold out by the next new comic book day, it still has that “Annual” stigma attached to it. The Marvel solict  says “this one counts!” Even they realize the stigma attached. It’s far and few between that any comic book annuals make an impact on the hobby. They do exist, but not on a level of any expectations that collectors clamor for. In the Superior Spider-Man annual #1 though, we see the return of Blackout. The Blackout villain first appeared in Nova #19 (1978). Will the debut of Blackout be a draw? Most likely no, but the Nova character on the other hand………buy Nova. Yes, buy Nova.

X-Men (2013) 3rd Series #7 brings back an old foe. Lady Deathstrike from Daredevil #197 (1983). That’s a nice book to have. Not a be all end all, but an okay book.

If you have children then you know about Ben 10. You know that Ben 10 is on your television set when you are getting the kids ready for school. Yes I get the explanation every morning on which alien Ben has turned into and what he can do. Fun times! IDW wants my boy to read comics too, which is a great thing. Check out Ben 10 (2013 IDW) #1 this week for your kids. Get them reading! DC Comics were the first to jump into the Ben 10 craze and now IDW is doing the same. Good times!

A few weeks back InvestComics asked that you’d get a beat on the Afterlife with Archie #1 comic. Boy did we hit that one! This week the initial offering of Afterlife With Archie (2013) #2 will be a bit different. It seems as though the zombiefied Archie interest has died down a tad quickly, but do not let this deter you from getting the second issue. There is still might be “life” in this zombie Archie.

If there is THE number one comic to get this week, it has to be Voice in the Dark (2013 Image) #1. Check out why our girl Zoey hasn’t killed anyone in about 72 days. She’s a radio DJ too. Not much to go on right? Well it’s an Image Comic, they release great stories AND it’s sold out already.

Cataclysm Ultimates (2013) #1 $20 variant is sold out. Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Force War (2013) #1 will be one to check out and one more for the kids Scooby-Doo Team Up (2013 DC) #1!

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In association with Ratchet City Comics, InvestComics will be celebrating the InvestComics Hot Picks #300 in a BIG way! The 300th InvestComics Hot Picks will be coming out the same week as Christmas, so on December 25th, Christmas day, we will be giving away a Star Wars #1 (2013 – Dark Horse) CGC Signature Series graded 9.6 Signed by writer Brian Wood!! The comic is pictured here and can be yours if you share the InvestComics web page everyplace you can to help us reach 3000 Likes on the Facebook page. FULL details right HERE!! Share!! 

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