Best Comic Covers Of The Week 4-12-17

New comic book release day 4/12/17. 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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American Gods Shadows #2 – David Mack
X-Men Blue #1 – Skottie Young
Old Man Logan #21 – Andrea Sorrentino
Spawn #272 – Todd McFarlane

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Buy/Bid – American #2 – David Mack

Buy/Bid – X-Blue #1 – Skottie Young

Buy/Bid – Logan #21 – Sorrentino

Buy/Bid – Spawn #272 – McFarlane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gwenpool #14 – Francesco Mattina
Deadpool vs. Punisher #1 – Declan Shalvey
Justice League of America #4 – Ivan Reis & Joe Prado
Rat Queens #1 2nd print – Owen Gieni

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Buy/Bid – Gwenpool #14 – Mattina

Buy/Bid – DP/Pun #1 – Shalvey

Buy/Bid – JLA #4 – Reis & Prado

Buy/Bid – Rat Queens #1 – Gieni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weapon X #1 – Dale Keown
Guardians of the Galaxy #19 – Mike Deodato Jr.
Weapon X #1 – Ron Lim
Assassin’s Creed Reflections #2 – Will Conrad

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Buy/Bid – Weapon X #1 – Dale Keown

Buy/Bid – GOTG #19 – Deodato Jr.

Buy/Bid – Weapon X #1 – Ron Lim

Buy/Bid – Assassins #2 – Conrad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amerikarate #2 – April O’ Neil
Wonder Woman #20 – Jenny Frison

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Buy/Bid – Amerikarate #2 – April O’Neil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Hot Picks #108

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Every week before new comic book day InvestComics gives fans our Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #470 and new comics coming this Wednesday 4/12/17.

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Rose #1 – Meredith Finch and artist Ig Guara bring this new comic to Image. Already showing signs of a distributor sell out. A David Finch cover is available here too. 
Rat Queens #2 – The first issue of this second series sold out. Here’s the follow up. Expect more of the same. Writer Kurtis Wiebe and artist Owen Gieni
Old Man Logan #21 – Most of Wolverine’s ‘comic book life’ is covered in this issue. Story by Jeff Lemire and art by Eric Nguyen. Even the cover by Andrea Sorrentino has many of Wolverine’s ‘key’ appearances (comic book covers) from his past life.  
Guardians of the Galaxy #19 – Brian Michael Bendis’ last Guardians issue. Many creators will appear as guest artist for the 19 issue run send off. 
Deadpool vs. Punisher #1 – Written by Fred Van Lente and art by Pere Perez. 

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #470.

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Buy/Bid – MCP #72

Black Panther: The Crew #1
Weapon X #1
Marvel Comics Presents #72 (1991)
X-Men Blue #1
America #1
Action Comics #977
Rat Queens #1 (2nd print)
Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1
Spencer & Locke #1
Godshaper #1
The Pitiful Human Lizard #12
Little Guardians #1
Solar Flare #1 

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New Comics  #470. A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 4/12/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video. This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #470

InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week. Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
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Black Panther fans will have much to cheer about on new comic book day. They’ll be getting a new Black Panther series; Black Panther: The Crew #1. The ‘Crew’ consist of; Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight, Manifold and of course Black Panther. Black Panther fan or not, comic fans should check out the new series from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Butch Guice. Both creators can and have delivered in fantastic storytelling.
Brian Michael Bendis ends his run on the Guardians comic this week. Guardians of the Galaxy #19 will not only feature Thanos, but will also feature various artist as a celebratory way of ending Bendis’ run.
Comic fans always love a good comic book fight. Daredevil/Punisher, Spidey/Venom, Batman/Joker, just to name a few. Marvel’s latest fight goes down and it’s Deadpool vs. Punisher #1. Written by Fred Van Lente? Yes we’re on board. Art from Pere Perez.
Old Man Logan #21 delves into the entire life of Logan from yesteryear right up until today. Including the famous first encounter with the Hulk. The issue involves many points of Wolverine’s life. It’s almost an origin issue, but not. A ‘This is your life Logan’ issue. The new saga called ‘Past Lives’ begins. A comic not to be missed by any comic book fan. Story by Jeff Lemire and art by Eric Nguyen.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Guardians #19

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New Weapon X series from writer Greg Pak and artist Greg Land; Weapon X #1. The first Weapon X story that became the staple of all Weapon X stories to follow came out in 1991’s Marvel Comics Presents #72. Written by Barry Windsor-Smith.
The original X-Men debut in a new series; X-Men Blue #1. Writer Cullen Bunn along with illustrators Jorge Molina and Matteo Buffagni bring this series to life.
Writer Gabby Rivera and artist Joe Quinones have a hit on their hands. America #1 hits with a second print this Wednesday.
Much like Marvel’s Old Man Logan #21, DC Comics’ Action Comics #977 is along the same lines. Superman ‘examines’ his entire life (comic book life) in this week’s release. A story told by Dan Jurgens and art from Ian Churchill.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Weapon X #1

Click To Buy/Bid – MCP #72

Click To Buy/Bid – X-Men Blue #1

Click To Buy/Bid – Action Comics #977

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
The new Rat Queens comic sold out quickly last month, so Image Comics goes back to the well with Rat Queens #1 (2nd print) this week. It’s also the release of Rat Queens #2. Writer Kurtis Wiebe and artist Owen Gieni are bringing it….the fans are responding.
New series from writer Meredith Finch and artist Ig Guara; Rose #1. A David Finch cover is available too.

Valiant Entertainment releases a 48 page one shot this Wednesday; Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1. Story by Fred Van Lante and pictures by Cary Nord.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Immortal Bros #1

Click To Buy/Bid – Rose #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spencer & Locke #1 from Action Lab Entertainment. Writer David Pepose and art by Jorge Santiago Jr.
Godshaper #1 (Boom Studios); writer Simon Spurrier and artists Vinz El Tabanas and Jonas Goonface.
The Pitiful Human Lizard #12 is a jumping on point from Chapterhouse Comics.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Lizard #12

Click To Buy/Bid – Godshaper #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Hot Picks #93

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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 #455 and new comics coming this Wednesday 12/21/16.

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Gamora #1 – The first solo series from the female muscle of the Guardians of The Galaxy group. Sales are off to a great start. Some variants are already sold out.

Captain America Sam Wilson #16 – Misty Knight picks up the shield. It looks like a good fit. More of this in 2017? Maybe…..

Deadpool And Mercs For Money #6 – The Rainbow Deadpool Squad make their return. Another prediction, we’ll probably see more of them in 2017.

Justice League Suicide Squad #1 – Two DC Comics teams go head to head. Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

Mighty Captain Marvel #0 – Another Captain Marvel relaunch. This series (how many issues??) will be written by novelist Margaret Stohl. This will be Margaret’s first written comic book series. We’re in.

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IC 100 Club Pick: Shazam #1 (1973) 8.5 – Amazing Adventures #1 (1970) 5.0 – Harley Quinn #1 (2016) 9.8

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Click To Buy Bid – Strge Tales #180

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Strange Tales #180 (1975)

New Mutants #1 (1983)

Star-Lord #1

Uncanny X-Men #138 (1980)

Marvel Team-Up #1 (1972)

Marvel Premiere #21 (1975)

Mockingbird Shield 50th Anniversary #1

Deadpool #4

Invincible Iron Man #2

Green Arrow #13

Archie #15

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Dead Inside #1

Jem Misfits #1

Gumballs #1

Locke & Key Small World #1

Tales From The Suicide Forest

World War X #1

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New Comics #455 – The Covers

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New Comics – The Covers #455. A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 12/21/2016.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #455

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InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases Hot Picks each week.
New comic book release day 12/21/16.

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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!

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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 is purely coincidental. (See disclaimer for more details). 

IC 100 Club Pick: We have three comics this week under $100. Shazam #1 (1973) 8.5. First appearance of Marvel Family in DC Universe. Origin of Captain Marvel retold. Press this and possibly get a 9.0? At $79.99 buy it now, that’s a buy….it….now.  Not too familiar with these Michael Turner Aspen DC Comics, but this one looks nice for only $59.99. Harley Quinn #1 (2016) 9.8 Michael Turner sketch variant.  Amazing Adventures #1 (1970) 5.0. First solo Black Widow story. Cover by Jack Kirby and John Romita. Art from Jack Kirby and John Buscema. All this for only $84.

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Gamora gets her first solo series ever. Gamora #1 will have writer Nicole Perlman and artist Marco Checchetto see Gamora off to begin her solo career. She has a strong presence on screen, but will that equate to a strong showing in the funny books? We’ll have to watch and see on this one. We have confidence that Nicole and Marco will keep things interesting. Strange Tales #180 (1975) is the first Gamora appearance. The cosmic master, Jim Starlin is all over this one too. Story, art, inks, colors and cover art. An obvious classic. A Gamora #1 variant pays homage to New Mutants #1 (1983). Cover by Bobby Rubio. There is also the sexy (what a surprise) J. Scott Campbell variant. That one seems to be in much demand (what a surprise). Oh and Star-Lord #1 comes out too. There is a variant that pays homage to Uncanny X-Men #138 (1980). The variant is done by Chris Stevens.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Captain Marvel #0

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Over many years, there have been several characters to have taken the Captain America mantle. So many in fact, it’s too many to list here. There have been a few women to run with the shield, but most or all the time within the alternate Marvel universe. It’s no secret that Disney has set out on a mission regarding their comics as far as gender and their demo reach is concerned. The female hero/villain has a very large presence in today’s comic market and now Marvel branches out once again (possibly) to switch the gender tables on one of their characters. It seems as though Misty Knight is borrowing that Captain America mantle from Sam Wilson in Captain America Sam Wilson #16. And judging from the Paul Renaud cover, she is not playing around. Will this become a ‘thing’? Will she keep the shield? Star in her own title with a shield of her own? Misty Knight first appeared in Marvel Team-Up #1 (1972). Her First full appearance was in Marvel Premiere #21 (1975).

Number zero comic issues are silly. There, we said it. They make no sense, but sometimes comic companies insist on doing the silliness of a zero issue before their number one issue. Such is the case for Marvel’s Mighty Captain Marvel #0. We’re not saying any zero issues aren’t good or this particular zero issue won’t be good, just saying there is nothing that cannot be done in a number one issue that can be done in a zero issue. Count up from number one and that’s it. Have a prologue issue with no number if need be instead……why zero? Anyway, let’s get back to the new Mighty Captain Marvel #0. Zero……….okay okay we need to get back on track, we apologize. Totally having fun here, we really don’t care that much. At all actually. The new Captain Marvel comic will be the first ever regular comic series from writer Margaret Stohl. She made her comic book debut introducing us to Red Widow in Mockingbird Shield 50th Anniversary #1. So check out the new series from Margaret Stohl and artist Ramon Rosanas.

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Deadpool And Mercs For Money #6 will feature the return of Rainbow Deadpool Squad. The Rainbow Deadpool Squad first appeared earlier this year in Deadpool #4. Just like we predicted spinoff series’ for the original members of the Mercs For Money team, we’ll say to watch out for a Deadpool Rainbow Squad team book somewhere down the line eventually.
Riri Williams continues her quest, read her story in Invincible Iron Man #2.

DC is calling Justice League Suicide Squad #1 the start of the first major storyline within the realm of Rebirth. Brought to us by writer Joshua Williamson and artist Jason Fabok. Have you seen the Justice League Suicide Squad #1 Unknown Comics variant giveaway here on InvestComics? Click HERE and enter for your chance to win next week. As for the sense of a major storyline? We don’t care, give us a well written story with action and we’re on board.
A disturbingly cool variant cover from W. Scott Forbes to check out; Green Arrow #13.

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Archie Comics continues their introduction of Cheryl Blossom in Archie #15. The Rafael Albuquerque variant cover kills.
Action Lab Entertainment brings life to a novel written by comic creator Peter David. The title ensures the quality of ownership; Peter David’s Artful #1.

Here are other comics to look out for this Wednesday; Divinity III Stalinverse #1 (Valiant Entertainment). Dead Inside #1 (Dark Horse). Jem Misfits #1 (IDW). Gumballs #1 (IDW). Locke & Key Small World #1 (IDW). Tales From The Suicide Forest (Amigo Comics). World War X #1 (Titan Comics).

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InvestComics Hot Picks #255

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HumanoidsIf you’re a regular reader of the InvestComics Hot Picks, you probably know by now that we love the New 52 and Marvel NOW! For one simple reason. Well maybe a couple, but the main reason is the introduction of new ideas which in turn comes back to the reader/fan in the form of new characters and the return of old forgotten ones. This week in no exception with comics like Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #17 from DC. New villains will be hitting that issue. Earth 2 (2012 DC) #9 features the return of the new Wotan. Wotan first appeared way back in 1940 and comes with a $30,000 price tag. A first appearance of Wotan is worth that much you ask? Well yes and no. It is, but it also happens to be the first appearance of Dr. Fate. Avengers Assemble (2012) Annual #1 gives fans the return of Sunturion. Sunny first showed up in Iron Man #143 (1981). The creative team is enough for this collector to go searching for this book. John Romita Jr. on pencils and Mr. Iron Man writer himself Bob Layton. No need to second guess buying this comic for a few bucks. The issue also features a turning point for one of the most underrated characters within the Marvel library. Buy the Avengers #57 (1968) at any price you can and stash it away. When Vision finally makes it to the big screen you will kicking yourself that you did not pick this comic up at a reasonable price when you had the chance. Vision’s first appearance is a long term investment that has tremendous upside, do not wait. Fearless Defenders (2013) #1 is one of those comics that many of the comic book store owners will hear a collective sigh when the collector’s see it on the shelf. It features two second (third?) rate female characters; Valkyrie and Misty Knight. The ::sigh:: will be warranted. Most female lead comics have a very hard time sustaining long term interest. Birds of Prey were a great tandem, but that too grew tired with the fans. For some reason female leads do not tend to hold their own comics for very long. They make spectacular team players and there are very strong female characters out there. Some; most are even better than the men! Yes, Wonder Woman has succeeded in many ways, but how many relaunch’s, status changes, costume changes has she endured? Case in point. So will the Valkyrie (first appearance Avengers #83 -1970)/Misty Knight (first appearance Marvel Premiere #21 – 1975; Gil Kane cover) team up be any different this time around? Well this time….maybe. Remember a couple of weeks ago when InvestComics carried some news about some dude named Cullen Bunn of the Sixth Gun comic getting picked up for a pilot from NBC? Well that guy, he’s writing Fearless Defenders #1. So yes, maybe this time will be a bit different. Staying with the female theme here we also have Young Romance New 52 Valentines Day Special (2013) #1 coming out this week. This is DC’s very big attempt to test out the female market. Will the female fans buy into the comic book romance novel? Most men certainly aren’t. This isn’t a knock or anything, it’s just truth. Look at that awesome cover of Superman and Woman Woman in a make out session. Is this really geared towards men? If it were part of the storyline going through Justice League, yes, but a one shot of love story after love story pertaining to Valentine’s day? This is a fantastic way for DC to test the waters, but one possible fatal mistake they have made is a biggie. A $7.99 price tag is a bit steep guys. Having a two issue run leading up to Valentine’s Day next week would have made more sense. Now getting back to what some females may do to us men is driving us to be Madmen! Well not really, but it’s a silly lead in to Thunderbolts (2012 2nd Series) #4. This issue will focuses on the return of Madman. The Madman first appeared in the Incredible Hulk #363 (1989). Writer Peter David does the introductions here, so not bad for a quick search through some long boxes at the local comic shop or convention.

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[scrollGallery id=221] Okay so we spoke about the GOOD that the new ideas from the New 52 and Marvel NOW! brings. On the annoying end of the spectrum we get books like Winter Soldier (2012) #15 and Iron Man (2012 5th Series) #6. Why are they on that side you ask? Well for the simple fact that we get the proverbial “new status quo” or “all new direction”. Really?? You’re 15 issues in and 6 issues in respectively. This is Marvel saying they are not really hitting the target they want to, so things need to “change”. No they don’t. Keeping up with a good story helps and or maybe, just maybe fans aren’t interested anymore. Don’t think so? How about learning on the recent InvestComics Podcast Breaking the 4th Wall Episode #3 with Shaun Cobble and Shaun Sorenson that Winter Soldier will be canceled. So what’s the new status quo matter now with the Winter book?

Justice League #1 – First Appearances

[scrollGallery id=222] Justice League #1 will be making its splash with 52 variant covers. The variant covers are extremely disappointing to say the least. The SAME cover with a different State flag? Wow, that is lame beyond lame. Why not have better planning here and have each state represented with its core city and its landmark? New York with Superman flying by the Statue of Liberty, Batman at the Arc in St. Louis, Wonder Woman hanging out at Fenway Park, you get the idea. This would have generated a tremendous amount buzz for each city, thus creating a big aftermarket blitz. Instead we get flags? Anyway, let’s focus on the team members for the first issue and their first appearances. We’ll go from high to low. Scroll through the covers below for a side by side of the new Justice book with the first appearance cover.

Catwoman: First appeared in Batman #1 (1940). If you need any explanation here, stop reading and go watch the Superbowl pre-game for 10 hours.

Green Lantern: All American Comics #16 (1940). See above.

Green Arrow: More Fun Comics #53 (1941).  This comic will garner more attention as the Arrow show continues to do well, also with the possibility of him appearing in the new Justice League movie.

Hawkman: Flash Comics #1 (1940). Refer back to the comment early regarding female leads. The same applies for a lot men character’s as well. Hawkman is a good team oriented player, not so much a solo character.

Martian Manhunter: Detective Comics #225 (1955). Justice League movie….buy this.

Katana: Brave and the Bold #200 (1983).

Stargirl: Starman #69 (2000). With recent interest, this comic has more upside to it.

Vibe: Justice League of America Annual #2 (1984).

There are quite a few number one issues that fans should take a look at this week. Don’t get caught sleeping on some of these. Dia De Los Muertas (2012 Image) #1, Fairy Quest (2013 Boom) #1, Snapshot (2013 Image) #1, Legend of the Shadow Clan (2013 Aspen) #1, Son of Merlin (2013 Image) #1 and Red Team (2013 Dynamite) #1.

The last order of business comes on the heels of Brian Michael Bendis recently saying this on Bleeding Cool.com: “Truthfully, if ever the day comes that Rom could legally appear in a Marvel comic, whatever story I’m in the middle of writing, Rom will crash into it. I don’t care who it is talking, Rom is going to crash into their head.” With that, the market on the Rom #1 enters into the Bull market (buy market). Marvel will get Rom in their books again and maybe even in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. I sound confident here don’t I? Well ask me the same thing BEFORE Disney bought out Marvel and most likely the tone here would be vastly different. With the talk of Rom came Rocket Raccoon too. InvestComics has told collectors time after time to pick up Marvel Preview #7 (1976), the first appearance of the rodent. The comic has gone from a $10 book to over $100 already. Here’s the good news bad news deal. Bad news, you missed out on getting a $10 book. Good news is there is more upside to this comic right now than anything else mentioned in this article. That’s right fans. You may be looking at the modern day Yoda, but in Raccoon form. As for Rom #1, you need to get this copies now! Get high grades at $8 apiece, send them off to CGC and reap the rewards when Rom comes back…..home.

That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to enter to win a FREE Signed copy of my comic Vincent Price House of Horrors #1 on the InvestComics Facebook page. Click at the beginning of this article to become a fan on the InvestComics Facebook page now!

See you next week, invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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