Female Comic Characters – Checklist 1

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With the influx of female characters making their way into the comic book medium these days, with lots of thanks to Disney (Marvel) making it so that the female character shows more of a “character side” as they have never before, we wanted to make sure to recognize some of the keys players. We completely understand that female characters have been around since the inception of comic books (no need for a history lesson, stop typing that email or Facebook post), but there is a movement happening in the past few years to the likes we have never really seen in case you haven’t realized it. Disney put a female lead in its new Star Wars movie, now the next Star Wars movie (Rouge One) will ALSO be a female lead. They know what they’re doing and their comics are following the same guidelines. So as is everyone else in the comic book industry. Much like what always happens with InvestComics and everyone following us or emulating. We’re flattered though. Like Disney.

Listed below are some new comics, some old comics and characters WE like. This will be the first installment of more Female character checklist to come. Of course we will in FACT not have some of your favorites here, but all in due time. Relax. Just breathe. Deep breaths. No emails, no Facebook post, Tweets, Instagram notes. Breathe……breathe.

Female Comic Characters – Checklist

Daredevil #111

Daredevil #111 – Click To Buy/Bid

Daredevil #254

Daredevil #254 – Click To Buy/Bid

Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #2

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2 – Click To Buy/Bid

Howard The Duck #1

Howard The Duck #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daredevil #111 (2008) – The first appearance of Lady Bullseye. Ed Brubaker writes, and an awesome Marco Djurdjevic cover.

Daredevil #254 (1988) – An InvestComics favorite throughout the years. Typhoid Mary’s first appearance. John Romita Jr art and cover, Ann Nocenti writes.

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2 (2015) – Gwenpool’s first ever appearance (cover only WITH name “Gwenpool”)
Howard The Duck #1 (2016) – Gwenpool appears on the cover and “inside” the comic. Some say this particular comic is her first appearance. We disagree.

Iron Man #10

Iron Man #10 – Click To Buy/Bid

Amazing Spider-Man #1

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Amazing Spider-Man #4

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Captain Marvel #14

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Iron Man #10 (2009) – First appearance of Rescue (Pepper Potts). Writer Matt Fraction, art and cover by Salvador Larroca. Didn’t use the name “Rescue” until Iron Man #14.

Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2014) – First Cindy Moon, A.K.A. Silk. Dan Slott writes. Humberto Ramos pencils.
Amazing Spider-Man #4 (2014) – First appearance of Silk. Dan Slott writes. Humberto Ramos pencils.

Captain Marvel #14 (2013) – First of Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1

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Star Wars #5

Star Wars #5 – Click To Buy/Bid

Star Wars #6

Star Wars #6 – Click To Buy/Bid

Darth Vader #3

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 (2016) – First Moon Girl.

Star Wars #5 & Star Wars #6 (2015) – Cameo and first appearance of Sana Solo.

Darth Vader #3 (2015) – First Doctor Aphra.

Justice League #40

Justice League #40 – Click To Buy/Bid

Harley Quinn #16

Harley Quinn #16 – Click To Buy/Bid

Edge Of Spider-Verse #2

Edge Of Spider-Verse #2 – Click To Buy/Bid

Marvel Spotlight #32

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Justice League #40 (2015) – Writer Geoff Johns scribes the first appearance of Darkseid’s Daughter; Grail.

Harley Quinn #16 (2015) – The Gang of Harley’s first appear here.

Edge Of Spider-Verse #2 (2014) – First Spider-Gwen.

Marvel Spotlight #32 (1977) – Spider-Woman’s first appearance. Jessica Drew is still around today in the Marvel Universe. Almost 40 years now. Not bad.

Invincible Iron Man #7

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Thor God Of Thunder #25

Thor God Of Thunder #25 – Click To Buy/Bid

Thor #1

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Aquaman #50

Aquaman #50 – Click To Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invincible Iron Man #7 (2016) – First appearance of Tomoe.

Thor God Of Thunder #25 (2014) – Cameo of the first female Thor (Jane Foster).
Thor #1 (2014) – First Full appearance of female Thor (Jane Foster).

Aquaman #50 (2016) – First appearance of Aquawoman.

The Savage She-Hulk #1

The Savage She-Hulk #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

Deadpool Merc With A Mouth #7

Deadpool Merc With A Mouth #7 – Click To Buy/Bid

Marvel Team-Up #95

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The Savage She-Hulk #1 (1980) – The very first appearance of She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters).

Deadpool Merc With A Mouth #7 (2010) – First appearance of Lady Deadpool.

Marvel Team-Up #95 (1980) – First Mockingbird appearance. Frank Miller cover.

X-Force #4

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New Mutants #98

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Batman Adventures #12

Batman Adventures #12 – Click To Buy/Bid

Batman Harley Quinn

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X-Force #4 (1991) – Here’s the second appearance of Domino. Why mention the second and not the first you ask? Well if you want her first appearance you’ll have to get New Mutants #98. Her first appearance is very expensive, so we wanted to recommend her second.

Batman Adventures #12 (1993) – The first Harley Quinn (non DC continuity)
Batman Harley Quinn (1999) – First Harley Quinn in the DC Unverse.

Avenging Spider-Man #9

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Catwoman #23

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Catwoman #24

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NYX #3

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Avengers #144

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Avenging Spider-Man #9 (2012) – First Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel.

Catwoman #23 & Catwoman #24 (2013) – Cameo and first appearance of Joker’s Daughter.

NYX #3 (2004) – First appearance of Laura Kinney (X-23), A.K.A. All New Wolverine.

Avengers #144 (1976) – First Hellcat. George Perez art. Gil Kane cover. Nuff said.

 

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Jay Katz

 

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X-Men Worst X-Man Ever #1 – Introducing the newest Marvel Mutant; Bailey Hoskins.

Superman The Coming Of The Supermen #1 – Neal Adams writes and pencils a new Superman mini-series. What is there not to love about this?

Superman Wonder Woman #26 – Speaking of Neal Adams, this variant Neal Adams cover is sold out. Also the second book featuring a story by Korean artist extraordinaire Kim Jung Gi.

Faith #2 – The first issue sold out immediately and was shipped along with a second print on the same release date. A lot of fanfare and hype accompanied the first issue. Now comes the real test, issue number two.

Gingerdead Man #1 – This Action Lab/Danger Zone offering is sold out. A comic about a killer Gingerbread cookie? Yep! And did we tell you it’s sold out? Yep!

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #412 (Click the link to read now!).

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IC 100 Club Pick – Black Panther #1 – Click to Buy now

Doctor Strange #169

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Black Panther #1 (1977) 8.5 – IC Club 100 Pick

Hellboy and the BPRD 1953 Beyond The Fences #1

New Mutants #87 (1990) (first full appearance of Cable)

New Mutants #98 (1991)

Doctor Strange #169 (1968)

Dark Knight III The Master Race #3

Daredevil #4 (Vol 5)

Street Fighter X and GI Joe #1

All New All Different Avengers #6

Straitjacket #4

Plus Ultra #2

Wynonna Earp #1

Imposter #1

Neal Adams variants; Flash #49, Deathstroke #15, Aquaman #49, Superman Lois And Clark #5, We Are Robin #9,Teen Titans #17, Cyborg #8, Grayson #17, We Are Robin #9, and Superman #49

 

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IC 100 Club Pick – Black Panther #1 – Click to Buy now

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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: Black Panther #1 (1977) 8.5. Here’s a beauty waiting to be bought for only $100.00. His first solo comic. Black Panther still has upside. His new comic coming out, a yet to be seen appearance in Cap’s Civil War movie, and a solo movie. Yes more upside for a character that hasn’t even hit its stride yet in film and the new comic book is getting all kinds of hype too. Black Panther is and will be the real deal.

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New Mutants #98

New Mutants #98

New Mutants #87

New Mutants #87

Doctor Strange #169

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Have you’ve seen the new Deadpool movie? Well if haven’t, you probably have seen the aftermarket going bonkers after its release. New Mutants #87 (first full appearance of Cable) is quickly becoming the NEW New Mutants #98. This isn’t a bad thing if you’re on the side of the seller. If you’re a buyer, well you’re going to have to pay a severe premium in order to get your hands on the Cable book if you want it. Here’s the thing, and we’ve said it time and time again within the blogs of the InvestComics website. The New Mutants #98 comic is overpriced and so is (will be) New Mutants #87. The absurdity in pricing for these comics is almost comical actually.
Here are some quick numbers. Let us remind you here, CBCS does not have a census. Which means these numbers are probably much higher. These are CGC numbers…..
There are a total of 1000 New Mutants #87 graded at 9.8. 1087 graded at 9.6. A total of 3804 graded so far. That’s currently, that number will climb steadily and remember, this does not include CBCS. New Mutants #98; 2307 graded at 9.8, 2806 graded at 9.6 and a total of 9514 total graded. Probably over 10,000 graded counting CBCS.
Doctor Strange #169 (1968) 30 graded at 9.8, 70 graded at 9.6 and a total of 1063 graded. How is it that New Mutants #98 is rivaling this comic? Now all the fanboys got their panties in a bunch. Relax. We understand it’s a popularity contest right now, but here is some truth that the other wannbe InvestComics sites will not tell you. The Doctor Strange book is by far and away a better sound investment. Instead of spending $400/$500 on a first appearance on a comic(s) that are well documented as to having many copies available, use your business tactics and understand that supply and demand will eventually equate into the equation here and you will lose if you hold onto your comic a bit too long. It’s inevitable, you will lose money on New Mutants #87 and #98 because you refused to let it go. Anyone spending large amounts of money to have these comics in their possession, better have a plan to sell at an opportune time or else you will be in the red. Just in case you haven’t notice, we’ll say it, the comic book market has been and continues to see a massive correction. Especially the moderns. That first appearance of Spider-Gwen (variant) that InvestComics advised AGAINST buying at ridiculous prices is more than $300/$400/$500 below its asking price from more than a year ago. InvestComics warned our fans, while the other fanboy sites encouraged the buying frenzy. We’re here to spill truth and guide you, not help you lose money. Do not give into the hype of a comic or comics that saw prints of upwards to 225k a piece (New Mutants #98 and a bit less for New Mutants #87). That’s a quarter of a million copies of ONE comic book. What does this mean actually? Well it means there are several dealers and collectors that are sitting on long boxes full of Deadpool and Cable first appearance comic books. Can we say the same for a classic comic like Doctor Strange #169? No we cannot. Not hating on the first Deadpool or Cable here, but use common sense when spending that hard earned money. Realize that these two particular comics have a ceiling AND more importantly a ground floor. If you’re a buyer at a premium for ANY 90’s (*ahem* Doomsday *ahem* Apocalypse) or modern book), you have to know when to dump it or when the correction in the market does in FACT happen, you’ll be in the red and you’ll never make that money back. We’ve said this before, we’ll say it again. the real money is in Bronze/Silver/Golden. And one more thing. About Doomsday and Apocalypse, most likely one trick ponies. We’ll see them once and they’ll fade into obscurity never to be seen again on the big screen, thus driving that premium price back to the correct area.

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We Are Robin #9 Lee Bermejo

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Deathstroke #15 Tyler Kirkman

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Superman The Coming Of The Supermen #1

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Dark Knight Master Race III #3

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And the award for longest title of the week goes to…….Hellboy and the BPRD 1953 Beyond The Fences #1! With this award the readers will get Writers Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson along with artist’s Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera. Hellboy: Year Two. Yep, we’re in.

Maybe DC Comics received a special bundle price for the amount of Neal Adams variant covers we’re getting this month. Here are the covers this week from the legend himself; Flash #49, Deathstroke #15 (the Tyler Kirkman regular cover kills), Aquaman #49, Superman Lois And Clark #5, We Are Robin #9, Teen Titans #17, Cyborg #8, Grayson #17, and Superman #49.
And for the second week in a row, a Neal Adams Superman Wonder Woman variant comic is sold out. Check out Superman Wonder Woman #26 as Korean artist extraordinaire Kim Jung Gi pencils his second issue with the big three (Supes, WW, and Bats). We informed our fans last week about Kim Jung Gi. This guy is the real deal. Kim actually does the cover art for one of these variants (pictured here).
The real reason we have Neal Adams overload this month is because Superman The Coming Of The Supermen #1 will be coming out. Neal Adams will be the writer/artist here for the six issue mini-series. Fans are looking forward to a boldly told story and art from Neal. He will not disappoint here.

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All New All Different Avengers #6

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Daredevil #4

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Faith #2 – Click to Buy/Bid

Superman Wonder Woman #26 – Click to Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a slight blip, Batman Dark Knight III The Master Race #3 will be back on schedule. And with it, as usual, a ridiculous amount of variant covers. All the covers are nice, nothing so riveting that you’ll need to pluck down a months worth of allowance for, but the Midtown Comics Greg Capullo cover is cool (pictured here).

Crazy eye candy from cover from Lee Bermejo coming this Wednesday. Check out We Are Robin #9. And more of the same from Michael Cho’s Daredevil #4 (Vol 5).

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IDW pits two unlikely franchises together for the first time ever, Street Fighter X and GI Joe. Yep, fun for all! A whole bunch of nutty variants will be available. The Matt Waite pixel cover is good, but our fav is the Paolo Villanelli cover.

Comic fans will be introduced to an all new mutant on new comic book day. Check out the introduction of Bailey Hoskins in X-Men Worst X-Man Ever #1. Definitely a comic to pay attention to.
Marvel warns fans about the last page in All New All Different Avengers #6. Don’t go to your shop and open to the last page now! It’s not a library you know! Hahaha!

Plus Ultra #2 – Click to Buy/Bid

Hellboy and the BPRD 193 Beyond the fences #1

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Straitjacket #4

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With the press coverage Faith #1 received, it now comes time to see how the follow up issue does. Faith #2 comes out Wednesday with less fanfare, so let’s see how many fans stick with it after the first issue. Many will follow up regardless of the press push. It’s up to Faith and Valiant to keep them now.

Better get your hands on these indie’s; Straitjacket #4 (Amigo Comics) is sold out. Gingerdead Man #1 (Action Lab/Danger Zone) is sold out. Plus Ultra #2 (Overground Comics) is sold out.
And rounding out the week, check out Wynonna Earp #1 (IDW), Imposter #1 (21 Pulp).

Neal Adams variants below. Click on any of of the images to buy/bid from all available sellers on Ebay.

Aquaman #49

Aquaman #49

Cyborg #8

Cyborg #8

Deathstroke #15

Deathstroke #15

Flash #49

Flash #49

Grayson #17

Grayson #17

Superman #49

Superman #49

Superman Lois And Clark #5

Superman Lois And Clark #5

Superman Wonder Woman #26

Superman Wonder Woman #26

Teen Titans #17

Teen Titans #17

We Are Robin #9 Neal Adams

We Are Robin #9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Amazing Spider-Man #611 (2009) – The first appearance by Deadpool in a Spider-Man comic. A fantastic book to own since both of these characters are so popular and are starring in their first monthly team up comic. Furthermore, with the Deadpool character becoming an obvious main staple within the Marvel universe, a first team up comic with these two is an easy decision purchase to make for your collection. And that Young cover is becoming a classic as the years go by.

Spider-Man Deadpool #1 – This is the team up comic many Marvel fans have been clamoring for. It’s going to be a great ongoing title. Wait until they bring the Spider-Gwen/Gwenpool team up into the fray as we are predicting. Wow will this be a huge comic. And the Liefeld variant to go along with that team up? Yes, it’s going to be big. Well, we’re getting ahead of ourselves, but that Gamestop Spider-Man Deadpool variant is creating quite a stir in the aftermarket itself!

Howard The Duck #3 – Speaking of Gwenpool, last week InvestComics gave fans a heads up on this variant. There was some kind of delay in putting these out for sale. Now that they go on sale THIS week, they’re sold out! Good luck finding a copy at your local retailer. Click the link, get it on Ebay.

Doctor Strange Vol 4 #4 – Deadpool wins! Wins the most appearances in the InvestComics Top 5 list that is. Here he is again appearing on a random Doctor Strange variant.

Swamp Thing #1 – Swamp Thing gets another redo. Seems many DC Comics these days are, but that’s a conversation for another time. As said in the InvestComics Hot Picks article, Swamp Thing has always fared well for DC as far as longevity is concerned. This title should be no different then past success with writer Len Wein and artist Kelley Jones at the helm. Get your read on here, this is going to be awesome.

 

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Nova #1 9.0

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Doctor Strange 4

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Nova #1 (1976) – Graded 9.0

Four Eyes Hearts of Fire #1

Four Eyes (2010)

The Eighth Seal #2

House of Secrets #92 (1971) – First appearance of Swamp Thing.

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #1

A-Force #1

Darth Vader #15

Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 

Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1

X-O Manowar 43

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X-Force #4 (1991) First time Spider-Man and Deadpool appear in a comic book together.

New Mutants #98 (1991) First appearance of Deadpool. 

True Believers Deadpool #1

Weirdworld #2

Bubba the Redneck Werewolf

X-O Manowar #43

Replica #2, Last Contract #1, and Interceptor #1

Invest wisely. Read comics.

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Jay Katz

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Before we hit the Hot Picks this week, we wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! To bring in the New Year we’re going to debut a new feature within the Hot Picks articles. It will be called “The IC 100 Club”. This new feature will post a comic book that will be click-able to buy/bid on Ebay and cost $100 (or $99). We do not own/sell the comics we post about. Every click-able comic is from any/all Ebay sellers on Ebay that have the particular comic we feature within their inventory (the same applies to all of our articles – please see our disclaimer). The idea here is to point out a comic on Ebay that is affordable and has some substance/value to it within the $100 mark. This is a trial feature and we will probably expand on this feature as time goes on. As of right now, the InvestComics Facebook page already features a random spot called “InvestComics Ebay Find”. The feature on Facebook gives fans an opportunity to check out random comics we see fit and sharing. Maybe our IC 100 Club will expand on there? Maybe we will have an IC 50 Club pick too? Maybe a featured article on InvestComics? All in good time friends!
The first IC 100 Club book is Nova #1 (1976) graded 9.0. The first appearance of Nova. Grab this for $100 with free shipping. InvestComics has written about the Nova character for years and this book is a beauty. Maybe get it pressed and bump up the grade a bit? Either way, a 9.0 for $100 is a fine purchase. It’s a “Buy It Now”, so good luck!

Four Eyes Hearts of Fire #1 will continue where Four Eyes (2010) left off. The new release will be from the original 2008 team; Writter Joe Kelly and Pencils by Max Fiumara.
Gotta love the disturbingly eerie cover to IDW’s The Eighth Seal #2 (cover at the bottom of this article). Kudos to Travel Foreman here.

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!

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Swamp Thing comics have always fared rather well for DC Comics. Many restarts/volumes lasting many years. One of which lasted 14 years. That’s quite an amazing feat to have any comic last that long. The original co-creator, legend Len Wein (writer) will be given the task of making Swamp Thing relevant in today’s crowded superhero genre. Swamp Thing #1 features Len as the writer and art from the great Kelley Jones. We think Swampy will succeed here, not only because of the tremendous talent on this book, but maybe because of the craving of something “different” within the comic book selection on the shelf from one of the “big 2”. We’re not saying there aren’t any assorted titles from DC or Marvel to choose from outside the costumed hero lure, but Swamp Thing is not your average everyday superhero comic.
A fantastic comic to possess in your collection is House of Secrets #92 (1971). Not only is this comic the first appearance of Swamp Thing, but it’s also Len Wein writing with another legend on pencils; Bernie Wrightson. What is there not to love about this comic? Seriously.

The ever so popular Injustice comic story line reaches its pinnacle. Check out Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #1.

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A-Force #1 gets a new number one issue after 6 months of it’s previous number one issue. In the July 2015 number one issue release, Singularity was introduced. She leads the team in the 2016 number one issue this coming Wednesday. Whew, got all that? The coolest thing about all of this? The ridiculously awesome N.W.A. A-Force #1 cover. Ahh, the good ol’ days!

The Vader Down crossover story concludes in Darth Vader #15.
A Deadpool variant cover for the new Doctor Strange Vol 4 #4 comic? Yep. A bit random no? Slow sales??

InvestComics spoke about Howard The Duck #3 (Vol 5) last week as the Marvel Hot Pick of the week. Read that article right HERE if you’d like. It was delayed, it comes out this week and guess what?? It’s sold out.
Two other delayed comics already touched on last week that will release THIS Wednesday; Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 and Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1.

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Here is a copy and paste directly from the InvestComics Facebook page (You really really should get over and like our Facebook page. A lot of individual comic picks, contest announcements and interesting things happening over there!) from November 30th………..
The Spider-Man/Deadpool team-up comic will put two very successful characters together in one book every month. We will most likely see a Spider-Gwen/Gwenpool team-up within these pages too. Probably a Rob Liefeld variant or two as well. With all of that cool stuff waiting in the horizon, here’s the first team-up with Spider-Man and Deadpool for mega cheap on Ebay. X-Force #4 (1991).”
Now granted there are probably enough copies of this comic to fill up Yankees Stadium, but it’s probably close to if not maybe a little more/less than say a New Mutants #98 (1991) comic. Maybe you’ve heard of that comic? And let us stress here, in no way are we comparing the first appearance of Deadpool to the first time Spidey and Deadpool appear in the same comic, but X-Force #4 is a significant issue in regards to the history of these two characters. Another comic to buy would be Amazing Spider-Man #611 (2009). This comic features the first time Deadpool appears in a Spider-Man title. It might be the better buy even though it’s 19 years after they first met up in the X-Force book! It’s the first Spidey book and it probably has a lower print run than the 1991 X-Force book. A bit astonishing actually that it took 19 years for Deadpool to make it over into a Spidey book. Crazy right? 
Writer Joe Kelly and artist Ed McGuiness will absolutely kill it with the new team-up title. As we also mentioned in our Facebook post, wait until the first Gwenpool/Spider-Gwen team-up hits. The comic book internet will explode. Especially the Rob Liefeld variant or the Robbi Rodriguez variant. It’s going to be big and we predict it will eventually happen in this title. Anyway you slice it (no pun intended) Spider-Man Deadpool #1 will be sold out very soon. One last thing, that Gamestop variant (pictured at the top of this article) is an instant classic. Only one available on Ebay right now.Probably many more to come, sit tight. 
Staying on topic for a moment here. Did the aftermarket go out of your range regarding that first appearance of Deadpool? Fear no more! Behold True Believers Deadpool #1! A reprint of New Mutants #98. The same cover and all too. Neato! (AW). Bet there will be less copies of this comic than the original 1991 version! Not many of these appearing on Ebay at the present time, once again, sit tight. They will be coming.

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Weirdworld #2 introduces Catbeast. Silly name, buy it anyway. You never know.

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Creature Entertainment will give fans Bubba the Redneck Werewolf one shot this Wednesday. Based on the long running series from Mitch Hyman. Written by Mitch and art from Roberto Torres. Fun times here!
Valiant Entertainment’s X-O Manowar #43 promises to be a perfect jumping on point. Where were you before this issue?? A beautiful Mike Choi variant available too.
Other comics to check out; After-Shock Comics’ Replica #2, Last Contract #1 (Boom Studios), and Interceptor #1 (Heavy Metal).

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Creator Spotlight – Rob Liefeld

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As all of the Creator Spotlights on InvestComics, each and every one of the creators have their own uniqueness. Rob Liefeld stormed into the industry back in 1987 and took the industry by the proverbial ears, starred into its eyes and said “I’m taking over.” So he he did.

He was one of the busiest creators in the industry at one time. The man was churning out comics at a ridiculous rate. That was good for the fans because they couldn’t seem to get enough.

Check out some of Rob Liefeld’s key books in his vast career thus far. Everything from Deadpool to Jada Pinkett Smith. Yes Jada….

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Megaton #5 (1983) First published work. And mega cheap.

Megaton Comics Explosion (no number) (1987) This freebie features the first appearance of Youngblood.

Boris The Bear #1 (1987) Rob’s first published work for a major publisher. Dark Horse Comics. A pinup page from Rob.

Who’s Who in the Legion of Super Heroes #1 (1988) DC Comics claims Rob Liefeld. His first work for the big two. Rob does a backup story.

Tales of The Teen Titans #89 (1988) First cover art. Collaboration with George Perez.

Secret Origins #28 (1988) Pencils a story here that includes his first Batman, Green Lantern, Deadshot, and a host of others.

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Ex-Mutants: The Shattered Earth Chronicles #4 (1988) The first solo Liefeld cover with inks from another relatively new gun; inker Jimmy Palmiotti.

Hawk and Dove #1 (1988) It only takes Rob one year to get a solo DC comic under his belt. This series was a hot one back in the day too. Pencils and cover art.

X-Factor #40 (1989) Here is Rob’s first Marvel comics work. Art and cover collaboration with Al Milgrom. Boy are things going to change for him now………

Marvel Comics Presents #19 (1989) During the same month, Rob did a collaboration cover with Phillip Craig Russell.

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Uncanny X-Men #245 (1989) Could you imagine your second story pencil gig at Marvel is with their flagship team? Pencils and solo cover here. Rob is taking over…..

Wolverine #8 (1989) Supplies a pin-up on the back cover.

What If #7 (1989) Classic cover with Scott Williams. Interior art as well here.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23 (1989) From one flagship to another. Here’s Rob’s first Spidey. John Byrne cover too.

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New Mutants Annual #5 (1989) Busy year so far for Rob. His first stab on the New Mutants. Cover art only.

New Mutants #85 (1990) Cover art with Todd McFarlane. Eventually these two along with a few others will get sick of Marvel and everyone else and start their own company. Thus changing the course of comic industry history forever.

X-Factor #50 (1990) More Liefeld/McFarlane Cover art team-up.

New Mutants #86 (1990) First interior art by Liefeld on this title. McFarlane/Liefeld cover once again. A Cable cameo.

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New Mutants #87 (1990) The first appearance of Cable. Pencils by Liefeld, cover art with McFarlane. A classic cover that still gets paid respect in today’s cover art.

Marc Spector, Moon Knight #19 (1990) A solo Rob Liefeld Moon Knight cover with Spider-Man and the Punisher.

New Mutants #98 (1991) Well here it is. The Holy Grail. Only fours years into his professional career, Rob hits on a character that will forever change his career and the Marvel character landscape. The cover alone has been paid respect to so many times throughout the years. Rob Liefeld introduced the world to Deadpool and Marvel had a character for the ages. Not much can be said about this comic and character that hasn’t been said already, but Rob is officially a superstar now.

X-Force #1 (1991) This comic was ridiculously hot back in the early 90’s. Too many copies released prevented it from gaining any substantial aftermarket heat. Rob pencils/inks and cover art. Many collectors these days go after the bagged issue with the Deadpool trading card. Claiming it’s an early appearance of Deadpool. It’s a card. Seriously, it’s a card, not a comic appearance.

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X-Force #2 (1991) Deadpool appears here, in this comic. This is his official second appearance in a comic book that doesn’t involve a card.

Malibu Sun #10 (1992) Here is the first appearance of Rob’s creator owned Youngblood team in Image Comics. Not an easy find.

Supreme #1 (1992) Here is Image Comics’ version of Superman. Never quite panned out. Rob is co-writer and the inker on this book.

Phantom Force #1 (1993) Cover collaboration with Jack ‘King’ Kirby.

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Troll #1 (1993) What a great looking whacked out character. Written by Rob.

Victory #1 (1994) Topps Comics. Cover artist; Rob. Writer Kurt Busiek, pencils Keith Giffen.

Battlestar Galactica #1 (1995) Rob Liefeld writes and does the cover art.

Avengers #1 (1996) Marvel tries to bring the New Mutants/X-Factor magic to their Avengers title. Rob co-writes, co-pencils and collaborates on the cover art.

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Captain America #1 (1996) The same month Rob does the Avengers book, he’s on the Captain America comic too. Rob co-writes with Jeph Loeb and Chuck Dixon. He pencils the issue, he co-edits, and collaborates on the cover. This is a busy man here. Turns out the Cap and Avengers books will be short lived stints.

Spider-Man Badrock #1 (1997) Liefeld pencils and cover art. Dan Jurgens writes.

Menace #1 (1998) Did you know that Jada Pinkett Smith wrote a comic book? In fact, she wrote two. This one has a variant cover done by Rob. Only one available on Ebay as you read this.

Superman #165 (2001) A pinup page of Superman and Aquaman done by Rob.

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Cable and Deadpool #1 (2004) With Deadpool making his way to theaters and Cable possibly coming on board in the New Mutants movie, this is a nice team-up book with cover art from Liefeld. Rob had a hand in creating both of these characters.

Teen Titans #27 (2005) Nice to finally get something other than an Image/X book. Here Liefeld does the artwork, inks and cover art. Gail Simone writes.

Deadpool #1 (2008) Variant cover art.

Spawn #196 (2010) Collaborates with Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo; interior art.

The Infinite #1 (2011) Robert Kirkman writes, Liefeld interior art/inks and a collaborative Todd McFarlane cover.

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Deathstroke #9 (2012) Writes, pencils, and handles the cover art.

Dark Cybertron Transformers #1 (2013) Pays homage to himself with this cover.

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One of the biggest characters to hit the scene in the 90’s was Deadpool; The Merc with the Mouth. He’s built a cult and fandom following. So much so that comic fans and non comic fans will see Ryan Reynolds next year as Deadpool on the big screen. From the leaked clips and the legit images coming out, it’s going to be a blast.

Here are a few comics to check out as you await the arrival of the movie. Have fun and if you want to add to the list, don’t be shy, comment below!

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Deadpool Checklist

New Mutants #98 (1991) First appearance of Deadpool. Rob Liefeld writes, pencils and cover art. Also the first appearance of Copycat.

X-Force #2 (1991) The very sought after second appearance and the first appearance of Garrison Kane.

X-Force #4 (1991) How about the sideways comic as the third appearance? Like that too?

Nomad #4 (1992) This being his seventh appearance. In a Nomad comic? Yep! His first outside of a mutant title too.

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X-Force #15 (1992) A Greg Capullo Deadpool cover? Yes, right here. (Collaboration)

Deadpool: The Circle Chase (1993) Deadpool’s first solo comic. Joe Mad pencils and cover art. Fabian Nicieza writes.

Avengers #366 (1993) An early and random Deadpool appearance in an Avengers title. A backup story.

X-Force #22 (1993) Deadpool appearance and the first appearance of Sluggo.

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Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #23 (1994) Another random appearance. This time in a Silver Sable book. He even appears on the cover.

The Secret Defenders #15 (1994) Deadpool stars in this three issue arc. Makes all three covers too.

Deadpool #1 (1994) The second mini-series for Deadpool. Mark Waid writes.

Wolverine #88 (1994) Deadpool appears in a Wolverine comic for the first time. Larry Hama writes, Adam Kubert pencils and cover art.

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Deadpool #1 (1997) This number one comic is the beginning of a regular series and not a limited series. First appearance of Patch, Blind Al and Steele Fitzpatrick (C.F.). Art and cover by Ed McGuinness. Words by Joe Kelly.

Daredevil/Deadpool 97 #1 (1997) The first Daredevil/Deadpool team-up.

Deadpool #14 (1998) First appearance of Ajax. To appear in the movie.

Black Panther #22 (2000) Here’s a random appearance in a Black Panther comic. A scarce book.

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Cable & Deadpool #1 (2004) Two of the most fierce characters in the 90’s team-up for a regular ongoing series. Liefeld cover naturally.

Superman Batman Annual #1 (2006) This comic already made its rounds all over the place years ago, but here it is folks. Deadpool meets Deathstroke in a DC Comic!

Deadpool #1 (2008) Reset button hit.

Ms. Marvel #40 (2009) Random appearance in a Ms. Marvel book. Makes the cover too.

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Amazing Spider-Man #611 (2010) First appearance in a Spidey comic. Awesome Skottie Young cover.

Wolverine #1 (2010) Amazing J. Scott Campbell variant. Extremely scarce retail variant. $2500 or more……

Deadpool #1 (2013) ….And another reset button push. Tony Moore pencils.

Deadpool #34 (2014) This 3D cover was an unexpected surprise and is a hard one to get.

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The Spider-Gwen craze will hit its pinnacle pitch this Wednesday. Well maybe not it’s monetary/speculative peak, but the craze will be at it’s all time high. Spider-Gwen #1 will be released with a ridiculous amount of variant covers. Not Star Wars #1 ridiculous, but ridiculous enough. The variant cover chase has become a huge fad and any true speculator buying them should be doing so for one reason. To sell it. Sell it sooner rather than later. This site has been saying for years that if you are a true modern comic book speculator that you do not fall in love with your comics. Preferably your moderns. Fall in love with the ones you enjoy reading or you just dig for your own reasons, but don’t fall in love with that Edge of Spider-Verse #2 Greg Land variant 9.8 graded that recently sold for $849. There is no way in the comic God’s creation that comic will be $849 one year from now. Do you honestly think this comic has more staying power than a 7.0 Thanos first appearance? A 6.5 Black Panther first appearance? A 9.8 Deathstroke first appearance? All of these books just mentioned, in those grades are cheaper than the first appearance of Spider-Gwen on Ebay right now. Again. Do you honestly think Spider-Gwen can hold a mantle to any of these characters? The realist will say no. The fanboy……well that’s a different story. The point here really is to sell your modern books when they reach stratosphere status as EOSV #2 has done. If you bought the comic for cover price and could make $800+ on it, sell it now. You can get a bunch of first appearance Deathstroke’s with your $800. Any true speculator in their right mind will buy a raw New Teen Titans #2 NM for $120 and hold onto that book. Deathstroke has staying power and has earned the right to command that type of money. Greed and bad speculation right now is driving the 9.8 first Spider-Gwen close to $900. It’s absurd to pay that type of money on a modern book that is only a few months old. Are there some modern books that are worth spending a little bit of money on and holding onto it? Sure there are, but no one is going to just “give” you a New Mutants #98 for $50 or $100. That’s a high priced modern that has too many copies available out there. Not saying it’s not worth the asking price, but you ever see that showoff on Facebook that is displaying 8 graded/signed copies of Deadpool’s first? Yes we all have and guess what? It’s not the same person showing them off. Too accessible for such a high priced book. This spells for a bit of a collapse later on for a book like that. “Well Jay isn’t this a speculation site?” Well yes it is, but it’s also a site that will always inform you of a bad deal too. We’re not salesmen here. We tell it like it is. Be smart investors, don’t think any variant or high priced modern that sells for an absorbent amount of money today will sell for the same thing 365 days from now. I almost guarantee it won’t in most cases. Star Wars #1 variants….you think those variants will be the same price one year from now? Simply answer, no. The first rule of the InvestComics speculator 101 is not to fall in love with the modern book you bought to flip. Holding onto it too long will put you in the red. Many years of Wall Street experience has showed me how clients lose a lot of money because they hold and hold and hold and hold. I cannot stress enough to regular readers of this column (which you know already) and new readers (which will learn now), when you have a chance to make that profit. Take it. Maybe the market will go higher after you sell, but you know something? It’s not your commodity to sell anymore, you don’t own it, stop following it. Move on to something else. If the market collapses after you sell? Tell yourself “good job”and move along. Too much self rewarding will catch up with you. These are some rules to follow. Enjoy what you do. Never showboat, never look back, never look too far ahead, look to the immediate future and determine what is the right time to sell or buy.

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The new Deathstroke series is kicking all sorts of as* lately. Tony Daniel continues to pull double duty as writer and artist. Deathstroke #5 will have the biggest fight the New 52 has seen. Deathstroke vs Batman with Harley Quinn caught in the middle of it. Awesome stuff here.

Fantastic Four #643 will feature the return of Sleepwalker. Seems he’s a big deal in the back issue market these days! Sleepwalker has appeared sporadically throughout the years within the Marvel Universe. At one time disappearing off the Marvel radar for 9 years without appearing in a book. Marvel didn’t deem him very important at one time. Things are about to change a little bit though. Sleepwalker last appeared in Avenging Spider-Man #19 (2013) and 3 years prior to that in 2010. So coming up in this weeks Fantastic Four #643 will be his welcome back party, although he did appear in the previous issue. However, this issue he appears on the cover. It seems Sleepwalker will play a vital role in the new Marvel Universe coming up. His first appearance is in Sleepwalker #1 (1991). His first team-up with Spidey occurred only a few issues later in Sleepwalker #5 (1991). What a fantastic Bert Blevins cover to boot!

Big changes for the Marvel Universe will begin in New Avengers #30. A prelude to the Secret Wars. A must get for fans waiting for that epic adventure to begin.

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It seems we’re not quite done with Spider-Verse. Check out Amazing Spider-Man #15 to witness the repercussions of what took place in the Spider-Verse saga.

The secret origin of Teen Abomination will take place in Superior Iron Man #5. Teen Abomination first appeared 4 issues prior in Superior Iron Man #1.

Endgame part 5; Batman #39. The next to last issue of this great story line. Check out the backup story as the prisoners learn the truth about the Joker. A ridiculously unbelievable cover by Greg Capullo here.

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WWE fans have a Marvel comic to look forward to this Wednesday. Well let’s correct that, UFC fans have a Marvel comic to look forward to this Wednesday. CM Punk will write a Thor story in Thor Annual #1 along with art from Rob Guillory (Chew). For those of you who don’t know, CM Punk “was”a very big WWE star (according to both of my younger boys) and I know him as a dude that is leaving WWE to fight for real in the UFC. Fun times for UFC fans! Anyway, this is CM Punks first comic book work. A backup just in case he cannot fight for real? Just kidding CM, go get em!

King Prince Valiant #1 from Dynamite Entertainment will have not one, not two, but three Rob Liefeld variants. Liefeld fans rejoice!

D4VE #1 (IDW) will feature a Fiona Staples cover. IDW comics do not usually sustain aftermarket status, but this Fiona Staples gal, she’s got skill and will be killing it for years to come. Get this interesting comic because the story looks like a good one and it’s a cool Fiona cover.

Mister_X_1984_InvestComics Mister_X_2015_InvestComicsWhen Mister X #1 came out in 1984 from Vortex Comics, it was a hot comic. Fast forward to 2015 and we get Mister X Razed #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Incidentally, the 1984 number one issue was Mr. X’s first appearance.

IDW will try a spinoff series from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles books. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutanimals #1 will follow an oddball cast of 5. The Mutanimals first appeared sporadically in several TMNT comics, but they did manage to get off their own series back in 1991’s Mighty Mutanimals #1 (Archie Comics). The new series will be a fun read, check it out.

Firestorm is a hot commodity on the Flash show right now. That dude is total bad as*! His back issue market is moving just a tad as Firestorm begins his popularity role once again with the fans. So with that said, Secret Origins #10 on Wednesday has Firestorm’s secret origin by Dan Jurgens! Only ONE copy of this comic available on Ebay right now. Better grab it if you want it.

They’re Not Like Us #3 from Image Comics will continue its great storytelling and good sales.

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Suiciders #1 will be a fantastic Vertigo title. Check out that awesome Jock variant cover too. Only one available on Ebay right now. Click the link…

Speaking of cool variants to check out, look at the photo variant available for Orphan Black #1. Great job by IDW here. And Archie Comics makes their move into the serious superhero fray with Black Hood #1. This comic is accompanied by a few variants. Nice ones too.

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Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Definition (source Webster);

Col`lect´or n.

One who collects things which are separate ; esp ., one who makes a business or practice of collectingworks of art , objects in natural history , etc .; as , a collector of coins .

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What defines one as a collector? Is it a person that simply enjoys the hobby of reading comic books? Is it a person that collects comic books for the pure enjoyment of its monetary value? Maybe both? Maybe an avid reader and you vehemently oppose the “worth” or “selling” of a comic book. More often than not, the latter has come into play in the comic book world. But let’s set the record straight a bit. If you are in fact the comic book enthusiast that severely opposes the monetary value of a comic book, then you are in the right place.

How many articles have you read recently or in the past year, two years, or several years that stated how invaluable comic book collecting is for monetary gain. Not only is this completely false, it’s extremely uninformed. Now I can bore you with numbers, Action Comics #1 30 years ago, Captain America first appearance 30 years ago, Amazing Fantasy #15 30 years ago, Detective Comics #27 30 years ago were all worth much less in monetary value than they are today. Okay so now you might be saying, no those articles mean the modern day books. Okay so how about Walking Dead #1, Amazing Spider-Man #300, New Mutants #98, and that list also goes on.

Action_Comics_1_InvestComicsHere’s the thing. I have personally reached out to many comic shops over the years to carry on my business venture with them. The business venture (weekly Hot Picks/Checklist) was and is still to this day to heighten awareness to the average collector and the serious speculator on what to buy each week on new comic book day on Wednesday. And read them! Many of the shops were more than happy to oblige and take the free information I am providing them each week to possibly sell more comics in their shop. After all, they are in business to make money right? They understand there is a niche market for the speculator, agree or disagree, they get it. There was however two shops (that shall remain nameless) that came back and provided the words; “We don’t believe in this practice of comic books.” One of the shops even said “I would consider changing the name of your business.” Now what options were open for me here? A: I could have wrote them back and explained in a more thorough sense of what the business model is trying to achieve, to which 20 other shops understood when they read the original text, which read like this; “the weekly article may help with your sales and it’s Walking_Dead_1_InvestComicsfree!” B: Ask if they were running a business or they simply don’t like making money. C: Told every collector in the immediate area of those two stores that their local comic shop is selling the Amazing Spider-Man #129 on the wall for cover price of 20 cents. They don’t believe in that practice right? Isn’t that what they essentially stated? So basically, I or any collector alike could walk in there and buy off the wall for cover price. There is one thing to have beliefs, but you simply cannot have it both ways. It doesn’t work that way. Either you believe comics have monetary resale value or you don’t.

…..Which brings us to that comic book fan with the same heighten sense of “comic book collecting for monetary value is evil, they’re for reading!” While I agree, reading a comic book is an extremely enjoyable thing, there are several things to point out with this way thinking. So here’s what I have done to those thinkers in real time (at my local comic shop). I ask them if they like reading trades. Most of the time they will say yes, then I ask if them if I could have their Walking Dead #1 comic for cover price ($2.95) from their collection. 10 out of 10 times, not one will say yes to this. I ask, well you can buy the trade right? It’s about reading right? So I proceed to inform the non-monetary comic believer that what they may have is a number one Walking Dead 9.9 graded copy on their hands. Which sold for a mere $7000. Oh wait, you don’t like money right? You wouldn’t sell that comic to get your first used car to get around and hang with your friends. Maybe you need to pay some debt, maybe you need to make a light bill payment, rent, mortgage, but of course you don’t want to part with that number one issue because it means everything to you because you like “reading it”……Trades, remember those? Same thing. In fact easier to store and you may have 8 comics or more in one book! Giving the “reader” a chance to never having to put a comic away to pick up another one. Binge read an entire story arc. Well, you get the idea.

Hypocrisy anyone? Can we all come to the agreement that not only is the thought process skewed with this hobby, but any hobby for that matter?

New_Mutants_Vol_1_98_001I do not like or care for the automobile hobby. I know nothing about cars, I have no interest in knowing value, and I have no personal redeeming value for the car I drive now. It gets me from point A to point B and that is what is most important to me. That said if I were to sell it, I will maximize the full potential of getting every dollar I possibly could for my vehicle. I don’t like the automobile hobby, but I am privy to money. I would never speak out of school to a car enthusiast for understanding and crafting their hobby, why would a fellow comic book fan do so to another? Be glad there are others interested in your hobby regardless of what their intentions are. Actually, speculators are actually helping you if you ever get caught in a jam. I can personally attest to this about 9 years ago when I sold many comics in my collection because I had a one year old at the time, no job and we needed a roof over our heads. Did I have a personal connection to some of those comics? Sure I did. Did I really want to part with them? No I didn’t. But I do have a full understanding that comic books are worth money. Holding on to certain comics in your collection because of sentimental value trumps many things. That said, when things are getting rough in real life, it’s time to buckle down and see what means the most to you in your world. Certain comic books do and have held personal highlights in some collectors lives, but I’m not touching on those particular books here. I’m talking about the Walking Dead #1 that I bought for cover price when it came out, had to slabbed (9.8) and sold it for $200 back 9 years ago.

Many modern comics can be flipped for cash if done correctly. There are investors buying a house in your neighborhood right now to flip it. It’s the way it is. Money is not bad. If it’s so evil, then the next time you think about saying how much you don’t like the monetary value in a comic book, give me a call so I can go through your collection, hand pick and give you cover price for your comics. I will buy you the trades (that include entire story arcs in one book, remember?) in turn for buying your books at cover price. Deal? It will never happen because you are smarter than that. The same with the majority of comic book store owner.

New_Teen_Titans_2_InvestComicsHere is a fun task to run at your local comic shop. Ask your comic shop owner about the speculation side of the hobby, some may actually say how bad it is for the hobby, how they hate it, how they don’t believe in it. If they say this, then it’s your turn to say, don’t you like money? Don’t you like to feed your family? Then ask for that New Teen Titans #2 for cover price off the wall. See how quickly things change. Businesses are in business to make money, always remember this. If an owner strongly opposes the modern day flip on a comic book, then why are they selling a variant cover for $75 that came out that day with a cover price of $4.99? Of course they believe in it, otherwise you’d be beating the house and running on Ebay to sell your goods becoming richer than them. For some reason quite a few comic shop owners do not like the sigma of modern day flips, but they will in fact, no doubt make money on them if and when the time calls for it!  

Comic fans and comic shop owners have to grasp the concept that if they do not like the monetary value side of comic collecting, they should embrace it. You as an individual are entitled to your opinion about anything. But do know that if you are not a believer at all about grading comics, collecting them, and handling them, don’t ever sell above cover value unless you are a business person. Try to not make yourself out to be a hypocrite. Cannot have it both ways. Business is money and money is not a bad thing. Know that there are markets out there (cars, stamps, games, toys, coins, etc.) and try to refrain from the negative aspect of it because you will get called out on it and made to look rather foolish one day. Respect the comic book hobby, respect the speculator, and most of all read comics too!

Invest wisely. Read comics. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

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Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during LATE OCTOBER 2014

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during LATE OCTOBER 2014

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Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

This list is updated every 2 weeks. This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market. I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month. This list focuses on all regular edition covers. (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs). If you think I have missed any hot MODERN titles/issues please let me know. Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price. However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales. Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

(If you spot an error or a forgotten book/price please let me know)

MARKET REPORT:

#1 EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of new Gwen Stacy Spider-woman had a high print run of 50,000 but yet still sold out with sales continuing 5 weeks in a row now up as high as $37.00 within weeks of release. 1:25 ratio variant cover now up to $130.00. A new ongoing series supposed to debut in 2015. 2nd printing released in October also sold out instantly with sales also up to $15.00 each for Marvel’s hottest new character of 2014.

#2 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9 (MARVEL 2012) 1st app Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy. Variant covers also super hot. She also appears in issue #10.

#3 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2012) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy.

#4 MARVEL SUPER HEROES WINTER SPECIAL (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Squirrel Girl in this ignored giant size annual from 1991. Prices continually climbing every month and has hit $100.00 with a new ongoing series debuting in January 2015

#5 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues. All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high. #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each. Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $70.00 by Oct 2014.

#6 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 1987) Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $50.00 by Oct 2014 with increased interest in all early Suicide Squad comics.

#7 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS X-MAS SPECIAL (MARVEL) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

#8 LEGENDS #3 (DC 1987) Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet. Prices continually climbing over a few months and how hit up to $40.00 for this 60 cent book.

#9 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2014) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel with new movie news instantly driving prices up on 1st and 2nd printings.

#10 ANNIHILATOR #1 and #2 (LEGENDARY COMICS 2014) Classic comic writer Grant Morrison published his new series with this new indie publisher which led to a sell out instantly with small print run and tons of sales in the $10.00 range immediately. Print run of #1 was 10,300 copies. Both issues sold out immediately.

#11 FIRESTORM (DC 1977) #1 and #3 and #7 are the key issues that collectors have lined up to buy with many ties to the brand new The Flash TV series. #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak who is in The Flash and in the Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.

#12 ROMAN RITUAL #1 (AMIGO COMICS 2014) Small print indie sold out quickly with sales over $10.00 instantly.

#13 WYTCHES #1 (IMAGE 2014) New horror series had immediate news reports of a new show in the works which caused quick sellout and prices jumping up to $10.00.

#14 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of Silk who now teams up in the new Spider-woman ongoing series.

#15 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #14 and #17 features cameos of Kamala Khan the new Ms Marvel who now has her own new series. Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing. Copies so far up to $15.00 each for 1st and 2nd printings.

#16 SHAZAM #25 (DC 1976) 1st app of Isis rumoured to be the wife of Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam movie – prices up to $50.00

#17 SHAZAM #28 (DC 1976) 1st bronze/modern app of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming Shazam movie caused prices of this book to continue to climb as high as $315.00 for a VF copy in early September 2014. Demand for all issues of the #1-35 series were up and all cheap copies sold and super high demand for #1 from 1973.

#18 DC COMICS PRESENTS #49 (DC 1982) Early appearance of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming 2019 Shazam movie starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Copies up to $50.00

#19 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Ongoing series based on the 1966 Batman TV show has continued to have demand and earliest issues are starting to rise with #1 hitting up to $15.00 so far. #1 had print run of 50,000 in July 2013.

#20 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #1 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized format reprinting the comic sold out instantly with some higher sales.

#21 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1-4 (MARVEL 2005) Mini-series featuring early appearances of Squirrel Girl. Up to $25.00 for a set.

#22 ENORMOUS #1 and #2 and #3 (215 INK 2014) Small indie publisher released new ongoing series which is a followup to the 2 year old Image treasury one-shot from 2012. Regular covers of #1 hit up to $20.00 each and the smaller print run of issue #2 and #3 sold out super fast causing shortages everywhere with sales immediately up to $28.00 with Diamond selling out way in advance for issues #2 and #3. #2 had shipped late to some retailers. #3 came out soon after and hit up to $25.00.

#23 X-FORCE #2 and #11 (MARVEL 1991) 2nd full app of Deadpool skyrocketed in media coverage and demand once the Deadpool movie was confirmed in Sept 2014. Prices hit up to $30.00 by Oct 2014 and a case of 200 copies sold that month for $2,000.00 at a comic con.

#24 A TOWN CALLED DRAGON #1 – #2 (2014) New small print indie #1 has sold out and heated up to $11.00 a copy and #2 sold out in advance of release. Print run of #1 was 3,400 copies in Sept 2014.

#25 HUGH HOWEY’S WOOL #1 2 3 4 5 6 (2014) Book adapted to comic book series sold out quickly due to small print run and hype of a new movie. The variant cover was printed as a 1:4 and sales of both issues up to $20.00 each and a huge buzz for this title. #2 was also an instant sellout hitting $15.00 each in August 2014. #3 came out in Sept and hit $12.00 each. Print run of #1 was only 2,600 copies. Complete mini-series is now out and all issues have sold above cover.

#26 GONERS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Sold out instantly and some sales up to $6.00 each instantly.

#27 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-4 (MARVEL 2014) Massive high print run didnt stop the biggest Marvel event of 2014 from selling out – all issues have gone to 2nd printings and now demand is growing for 1st prints that are sold out everywhere.

#28 EX-MACHINA #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2004) Recent sales up to $50.00. Print run was 28,000 copies in June 2004.

#29 RAT QUEENS (IMAGE 2013) #1-6 Kurt Wiebe (writer of Peter Panzerfaust) had rave reviews which helped lead to a new cartoon TV series announced on June 15th which sent a frenzy for any/all issues of Rat Queens into super high demand with #1 selling up to $16.00 each and within days all other issues were hitting up to $12.00 each. Even 2nd printings of #1 and #2 in high demand. #1 variant cover hit $100.00

#30 ALPHA FLIGHT #17 (MARVEL 1998) 1st Big Hero 6. Sales up to $40.00 for this new key issue before the new movie from Disney appears.

#31 BIG HERO 6 (MARVEL 2008) #1-6 Disney plans an upcoming movie based on this series and all back issues are hot and have sales up to $50.00 for #1.

#32 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#33 BLACK WIDOW #11 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL 2014) Deadpool variant had smaller print run and hit up to $40.00

#34 WOLVERINE #80 (MARVEL 1994) Rumours that X23 first appeared in this issue shot prices up.

#35 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #22 (MARVEL 1988) 1st app of Speedball high demand starting in Sept 2014

#36 FACE VALUE #1 (FACE VALUE COMICS 2014) Small print comic about an autistic hero reached TV news media coverage and comic became super hot overnight hitting a high of $80.00 within days of release.

#37 LUCIFER #1 (DC 2005) Reports of a new TV series based on the character boosted demand in Sept 2014

#38 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1-4. Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on The chart. #1 Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013. #4 has increased demand starting in Sept as it features 1st app of Lucifer who gets his own series.

#39 WAYWARD #1 (IMAGE 2014) Jim Zub’s new series debuted with 4 covers but all sold out and tons of sales mostly in the $8.00 range for each cover.

#40 DEATH OF WOLVERINE CANADA VARIANTS (MARVEL 2014) All 4 issues feature a special Canada variant cover with flag that many retailers surprisingly didnt order enough so once again Canadian cover variants heated up quickly and hitting $10.00 mark.

#41 BOB’S BURGERS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 sold out instantly with sales up to $10.00 each based on the TV show.

#42 ADVENTURES INTO FEAR #19 (MARVEL 1971) 1st appearance of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices easily hitting $200.00 for VF copies

#43 HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (MARVEL 1976) 1st ongoing issue of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices hitting $100.00 for NM copies and $1,000.00 for CGC 9.8

#44 MARVEL PREMIERE #47 (MARVEL 1978) 1st modern Ant-Man became hot after a movie was announced based on this version of the character. NM copies hitting $200.00 and CGC 9.8 hitting $800.00

#45 WOLVERINE #8 9 10 11 12 (MARVEL 2014) Three months to die storyline begins and all issues sell out quickly and immediately go to 2nd printings causing high price increases for this debut issue of the storyline hitting up to $15.00 each on #8 and #9 – Higher price sales as well for later issues. Selling well in sets.

#46 BAD DREAMS #1-4 (RED 5 2014) New mini-series had very small print run and sales of all issues up to $10.00 each

#47 DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (MARVEL 2012) Super hot 4 issue mini-series which is now selling for up to $150.00 a set after 2 years of release.

#48 SPREAD #1 (IMAGE 2014) New release in July 2014 sold out with sales up to $8.00 each immediately and a 2nd printing on the way. Small print run for the 2nd printing of #1 with a unique action figure cover was super hot with dozens of sales at $10.00 each the week of release.

#49 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #25 (1984) 1st cameo appearance ever of John Constantine became hot once TV show news became official in April 2014.

#50 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #67 (1987) 1st appearance of Hellblazer in preview heated up with new Constantine TV Show news in May 2014.

#51 THE FADE OUT Magazine (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately of the magazine sized edition with instant sales up to $20.00 each and tons of sales online.

#52 JAEGIR (REBELLION 2014) One-shot with some sales at $10.00 for this 2000 AD series.

#53 FIGMENT #1 AND #2 (MARVEL 2014) New Disney tie-in series was vastly underordered by retailers causing sellouts of the first 2 issues which both hit up to $15.00 each and went to 2nd printings immediately.

#54 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series. TV Series confirmation in July 2014 sent prices skyrocketing up to $25.00 each for #1 and sets selling later issues up to $10.00 each

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#55 HAUNTED (RED 5 2014) #1-4 Mini-series – new horror series small print run of 1,800 copies sold out instantly. All issues have sold for $10.00 each and #1 has super high demand selling as high as $15.00. Reports of a new movie based on the comic help sales.

#56 AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #1 and #2 (COMIXTRIBE 2014) Small indie publisher mini-series. Two regular covers of botgh issues have all sold up to $10.00 each

#57 BEE AND PUPPYCAT (KABOOM 2014) #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings and both selling above cover with sales of #1 up to $10.00 each.

#58 RAGNAROK (IDW 2014) First printing sold out immediately with some higher sales up to $14.

#59 BREATH OF BONES (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini-series became hot overnight in August 2014 with reports of a potential TV/movie deal hitting up to $17.00 for #1 and sets of #1-3 selling for $25.00

#60 ENORMOUS TREASURY (IMAGE 2012) One-shot oversized treasury comic magazine with retail cover price of $9.99 was selling up to $30.00 each with the release and hype of the new ongoing series.

#61 BRASS SUN #1 (2014) #1-5 mini-series – issues #1-3 have sold up to $10.00 each

#62 OUTCAST #1 (IMAGE 2014) New title from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman sold out its hefty print run immediately and within a day of release was up from $2.99 to $15.99 before settling. 2nd printing on the way. TV Show news reported in July 2014 leading prices up to that point to fluctuate greatly with a high of $22.00 for #1 and $5.00 for #2.

#63 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie. #1 hit new high close to $150 by May 2014 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#64 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released in Oct 2013. High critical praise and a rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high. Sales up to $24.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1. #2 now sells for $15.00.

#65 HELLBLAZER (DC VERTIGO 1988) Issue #1 growing constantly in demand as new TV show Constantine approaches.

#66 BOOSTER GOLD (DC 1986) High demand for this #1 issue 80′s book up to $40.00

#67 STATIC #45 (DC 1996) Final issue small print run hitting up to $40.00

#68 AVENGERS #257 (MARVEL 1985) 1st app of Nebula of the Guardians of the Galaxy

#69 MARVEL TEAM UP #95 (MARVEL 1979) 1st app of Mockingbird who appears in the TV Show Shield.

#70 EVIL WITHIN (TITAN 2014) New mini-series small print sold out with some higher sales.

#71 THE FADE OUT #1 (IMAGE 2014) regular cover size edition of #1 is sold out and hit up to $8.00

#72 A-NEXT #7 (MARVEL 1999) 1st app of Hope Pym caused high demand with rumour of appearance in upcoming Ant Man movie. Prices jumped up to $15.00

#73 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #35 (1995) 1st app of Venom 2099 – sales up to $20.00

#74 JASON SHIGA’S DEMON #1 (SHIGABOOKS 2014) Very small print mini sized comic sales up to $20.00 in August 2014

#75 OWLGIRLS #1 (2014) New small indie print run sold out instantly and sales immediately up to $10.00 each

#76 V-WARS #1 (DYNAMITE 2014) Regular cover sales jumped to $10.00 each immediately with news of a new tv series and a 2nd printing was on the way. 2 months after release some copies selling at $20.00 each.

#77 SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Pre-sales were super strong and within days of release the comic had reached $12.00 for first printings leading to an instant 2nd printing announcement. Two weeks after release sales hit $20.00

#78 THOR #1 (MARVEL 2014) New series featuring female character sold out even the regular cover with high print run some sales up to $8.00 each

#79 KEVIN KELLER #14 (ARCHIE 2014) Batman Dark Knight tribute variant cover instantly sold out at Diamond and hit $8.00 week of release. Issue #15 is an X-Men tribute variant cover and also sold out quickly.

#80 THE HUMANS #0 (2014) New kickstarter comic to be picked up by Image comics with sales up to $25.00 each.

#81 NAILBITER (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release and within first week of release copies hit $10.00 for new ongoing series about serial killers.

#82 MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

#83 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) Original 12 issue mini-series very popular due to TV series. This book has been hot off an on for a year now and prices have pushed it up to $100.00 for #1.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#84 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #127 was the first truly hot key issue since #108 a year earlier. #127 began a new storyline with new direction and new character and up to $13.00 a copy a week after release with 2nd printing on the the way. #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series. #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne. All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices. #92 and #93 extremely hot at $30.00 each. Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108. This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100). By May 2014 the more recent issues #100-108 had doubled in price with #108 now at $22.00. Demand in spring of 2014 grew strong on speculation for issues #60-70 as the TV series approached those issues.

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead, 106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead, 107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead, 108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead, 109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead, 110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead, 111, $2.99, Image, 74,857

#85 THE FADE OUT (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately of the regular comic sized edition and sales up to $8.00

#86 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14 (DC 2014) This low print run Superman title was mostly ignored so retailers did not order enough of this Joker cover which sold out instantly hitting up to $20.00 within days of release.

#87 SOUTHERN DOG #1 (2014) 2 covers both sold out and hit up to $10.00 each shortly after release.

#88 SAGA #1-12 (IMAGE 2012) With the relaunch of the title at #19 and every issue selling out demand and high praise has kept interest up and #1 now selling on average $110.00 highest ever. All issues in demand even with high print runs. #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple. Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row. #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title. Even issues up to #20 are still selling out immediately even with high print runs.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga, 9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga, 10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga, 11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga, 12, $2.99, Image, 53,339

#89 PREACHER (DC 1995) Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1. A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013. #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series. Issue #51 later also became super hot with a 100 Bullets preview.

#90 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later. This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died. Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing. In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

#91 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each. Reprint sets even selling very strong. 4 printings of #1 all above cover price. #7B had a Silvestri/MacFarlane cover which hit up to $10.00 immediately.

#92 SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #4 #5 #22 #23 #65 #66 (DC 1996) DC female villain Livewire is the hottest back issue series and her first 6 appearances all happened in this smaller print Superman title from the 1990′s aimed at younger readers. All issues are hot with sales of #4 up to $50.00 and #5 up to $125.00 a high sale on #23 so far at $16.00

#93 BATMAN #1-9 – Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $60.00. Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00. Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#94 ACTION COMICS #835 (DC 2006) 1st app of female Livewire in regular DC universe. Recent hot book and prices increasing quickly now at about $13.00 2nd-4th appearances are in issues #839 and #842 which should all sell out easily.

#95 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later. Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances. Sales up to $30.00 for this one. There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

#96 BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

#97 BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

#98 X-FACTOR (MARVEL 1986) #5 #6 1st appearances of Apocalypse are continually hot yet common with new movie news coming.

#99 LUMBERJANES (BOOM 2014) #1 and #2 both sold out fairly quick and went to 2nd printings causing interest to grow and prices at about $6.00 within a month of release and mini-series now announced to be an ongoing series.

#100 CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well. #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00. The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.

OTHER PAST HOT TITLES THAT HOLD A CONSTANT HIGH $$$ VALUE BUT ARE NO LONGER CLIMBING.

WINTER WORLD (IDW 2014) #1 Chuck Dixon’s 1984 classic mini-series was brought back with also media news causing sellouts of #1 and hitting up to $10.00 immediately for the regular and subscription covers.

LOW (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately but large print run with some copies selling up to $6.00 each.

LITTLE NEMO RETURNS TO SLUMBERLAND (IDW 2014) #1 sold out instantly and some sellers getting a bit above cover.

EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber. Online pre-sales were doing well above cover. Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each. In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 (DC 2014) Released in July and sold out by September with some sales up to $6.00

CATWOMAN #51 (DC 2006) Adam Hughes classic jail cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $55.00

IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28 Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers. #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each. The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.
60, Izombie, 1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie, 2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie, 28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36/37 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized double sized memorial issue. First printing sold out quickly and hit a high of $60.00 per copy with a 2nd printing shipped the very next week to fill demand.

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36 (ARCHIE 2014) The Death of Archie received widespread media coverage and sales were very strong the first week of release peaking at up to $15.00 per cover. Five different covers available with the Fiona Staples cover possibly the most popular. Issue #37 featuring Archie’s funeral was released the next week and sold out quickly at Diamond.

INVINCIBLE #110 (IMAGE 2014) Media report of Robert Kirkman talking about the rape in the story caused a sellout and instant overnight hit on April 11th 2014 with online sales hitting up to $40.00 immediately before cooling down. Interest in issue #44 started shortly after for the first app of Anissa – the villain who does the raping.

EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00. 4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well. This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue. It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity. All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West, 1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West, 1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West, 1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West, 2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West, 3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

IMAGE COMICS WHATS NEXT (IMAGE 2013) This preview comic holds the 1st printed appearance of Rat Queens and become extra hot hitting up to $30.00 once the Rat Queens TV series news was announced on June 15th 2014.

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 (MARVEL 2014) The connecting cover version instantly hit $9.00 the day of release and sold out everywhere helping the regular cover to sell out quickly as well and go to 2nd printing.

GRAYSON #1 SUBSCRIPTION COVER (DC 2014) New series based on Robin debuted and sold out with the subscription cover hitting higher dollars immediately.

WOODS (BOOM 2014) #1 new ongoing series sold out quickly at Diamond and quickly went to 2nd printing with regular covers selling a bit above cover and high demand for variant covers.

WONDER WOMAN #184 (DC 2002) Adam Hughes classic cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $40.00

HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings. Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints. #1 many sales at $8.00

ROCKET RACCOON #1 (MARVEL 2014) Giant print run but yet a sell out and already a 3rd printing has caused sales to start slowly sneaking up on #1.

INCREDIBLE HULK #271 (MARVEL 1982) 1st app Rocket Raccoon in Marvel universe continuity and comic format.

ROCKET RACCOON #1-4 (MARVEL 1986) Mini-series released before character joined Guardians Of The Galaxy. $80.00 per set is a standard price.

MOON KNIGHT (MARVEL 2014) #1 and #2 are both in 2nd printings and sporadic sales prices but some sales up to $10.00 each.

COWL (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out instantly and hit up to $8.00 week of release and quickly went to 2nd printings on the first 2 issues.

SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices. 4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

GHOSTED #9 (IMAGE 2014) 1st app of Nailbiter in this issue caused a sell out and sales up to $15.00 in early May 2014.

PAX ROMANA #1 (IMAGE 2007) Older image title from Jonathan Hickman heated up like crazy in May 2014 as high as $60.00 a copy when TV Show news were announced.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year. Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back. Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings. Sets now all sell above cover.

SATELLITE SAM TIJUANA BIBLE (IMAGE 2014) To boost sales of regular #8 a special 8 page black and white graphic sex promo comic was given out to retailers. The comic was not even shipped to the UK due to content causing strong demand and instant sales as high as $45.00 a copy week of release.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #23 (DC VERTIGO 1999) DC adult title from 15 yrs ago that featured a preview of “100 Bullets” which is now announced as a new TV/movie in the works. Sales recently up to $20.00 Preview also appeared in Preacher #51.

PLANETOID #1 (IMAGE 2012) Previous Image series became hotter and hotter in late May 2014 hitting up to $10.00 a copy with new TV news.

WORMWOOD GENTLEMEN CORPSE (2006) This older series became hot in April 2014 with sporadic high sales.

DR. STENSON PRESENTS SANITARIUM (2014) #1 mini comic based on a real horror movie had small print run selling out instantly and hitting high of $15.00 week of release.

EPIC ILLUSTRATED #3 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Dreadstar in this common magazine became super hot in early April 2014 with numerous sales of $100.00 each and one copy hit $200.00 raw.

RUNAWAYS (MARVEL 2003) Brian K Vaughan (Saga) decade old Marvel series has been hot all year long with a high of $80.00 for #1.

DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 (DC 1980) Key issue features 1st app of Cyborg (will be in the new Superman movie) and the New Teen Titans before they received their own title.

TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44 (DC 1984) Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing. Tons of interest for high grade investment copies and raw selling up to $100.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 (DC 2014) Canada variant cover some sales up to $8.00 week of release and sold out immediately at Diamond leading to new Canada variant covers to come out this summer.

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #45 (DC 1998) Early Harley Quinn appearance sales up to $50.00

INVINCIBLE #111 (IMAGE 2014) Start of a new direction but smaller print run led a quick sellout of all covers and even the regular cover was up to $8.00 a week after release in the storyline followup to the rape in the issue before.

100 BULLETS (DC VERTIGO 1999) #1 and early issues all selling well with #1 up to $50.00 due to new tv/movie announcement.

DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00. 2nd print came out a month later and sales all over the board from low to high but many high sales up to $30.00 each.

WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off. Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month. Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. 9 months later in June 2014 news of a movie deal hit and sparked new interest in the title with a few high sales.

THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) Mini-series with new rumour of potential Movie brought new interest in August 2014 after it had originally been hot at release week in 2013. Some sales above cover.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 (MARVEL 2014) the Return of Peter Parker took readers by surprise and issue sold out instantly and some sales up to $10.00 each for 1st prints the month before Amazing Spider-man #1 reboots.

GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Many sales up to $10.00 each.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 per each of the 2 regular covers. #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009) Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.

HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year. First and last year bringing the most interest.

FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

WARRIOR #1 (2006) When the ultimate warrior died in April 2014 demand for this back issue skyrocketed up to $100.00 a copy.

SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72. DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. ith the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce. Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009) This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie. Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book. High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.
164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1. Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title. Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

SECRET SERVICE (MARVEL 2012) Mini-series by Mark Millar will be turned into a future movie causing some interest and random high sales.

LETTER 44 (ONI 2013) #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series. 2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters. #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant. Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

DREADSTAR #1 (1982) Hype of this character coming to movie theatres drove up demand starting in April 2014.

WEIRD LOVE (IDW 2014) New pre-code 1950′s horror romance theme book small print run and some sales immediately higher than cover. 2nd printing came out a month later and 1st prints up to $7.00 each

DEAD LETTERS (BOOM 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately and hit a high of $18.00 a copy week of release before cooling a bit.

THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game. All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release. Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH ! #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release. Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low. Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book. Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July. I sold a few sets at $100.00. Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies. Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out. Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995) Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each. Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series. Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013. Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1 New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book. I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples. Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow. A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed. Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March. #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6. One season of the TV series seems guaranteed. #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00 Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20. Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month. Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11. #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4
215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month. Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

RED STAR (IMAGE 2000) Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing. Highest ratings online for story and art. Super small print run. More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series). Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012) 5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out. Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4 Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well. #1 2nd printing hit $12.00 #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4. I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman, Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc. Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down. Smaller print run. Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month. News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again. #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113

HAWKEYE #1-10 The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings. #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00. Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings. New issues still sell out. It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1. Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837

ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now. #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale. $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print. #2 currently in the $20-30 range. #3 $10. #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image. #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011) Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!
6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs. Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April. #1 now at $90.00. Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype. Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title. The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March. Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00 #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3. Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5. #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men, 4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men, 5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12 Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16 TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week. #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st. Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover. #1 settled down now to about $50.00. Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series. $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing, 4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal. It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker. But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700 Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

REVIVAL (Image) #1-10 Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings. Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5 Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

SUPERMAN #1 New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $15.00

SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $9.00

ACTION #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010) It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each. It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

LOCKE AND KEY (2008) Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00 for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00 Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time. He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

Comic Broker Report – October 2014 (part 3)

This month I am smashing together a selection of comics I believe are worth buying at cheap prices if you can find them.  As always suggestions are appreciated and I will attempt to answer any questions or make any necessary revisions.

Like any investments comics represent a risk if you are looking to resell for profit.  Read the disclaimer under Hot Picks if you need further information.

 

2000 A.D. 377 ( First Judge Fargo )

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Here’s a way they can show Karl Urban’s face in a Dredd sequel and give the legendary Judge an origin within a sequel.  All they need to do is cinematically un- retconn the retconn of Judge Fargo’s face as show in this issue.  Fargo and Dredd’s DNA are the same.  As fans know it just ain’t cool to show Dredd’s face.  This is the only time it was done.

Essential Sandman 4

This hard to find reprint of Lucifer’s first has yet to make a blip on collector’s radars.  When it becomes clear that Sandman 4 is out of reach in both availability and price this one should rise in value.

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Notable addition:

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Youngblood 3 ( First appearance of Supreme )

So the infamous creator of Deadpool has recently teased a Supreme film on Twitter. It appears that studios are interested in another of his creations.  This overprinted issue features Supreme’s first appearance.  As we have learned from NM 98, overprinting doesn’t seem to matter in the marketplace if the character is in demand.

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Notable additions:

The Moore issue has many reprints that are more rare than the reg edition I have pictured below.

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GLA 1 ( 2nd Squirrel Girl )

Recently her first appearance has been quietly selling for decent money on Ebay.  She’s a fan favorite with few first appearances.  2nd appearances are all the rage right now so here is hers.

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Marvel Graphic Novel 18 ( First Agent Dooley )

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One of my favorite actors, Shea Whigham has been cast to play this obscure S.H.I.E.L.D  agent in the upcoming Agent Carter series.  To date this is his only appearance and it’s a tough one to find.

ASM 685b ( Fredzilla appearance )

Big Hero 6 alert!  Characters from the upcoming film have few appearances outside of the mini.  This is one and it’s a difficult variant to track down.

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Star Wars Tales 4 ( First Ben Skywalker )

As the new film release approaches I will be randomly mentioning key issues that have had some movement on the back issue marketplace.  To my knowledge this is Ben’s first and only.

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Here is some additional Deadpool speculation.  Supporting characters can drive up prices ( See X-Force 2 ).  These two guys are popular amongst Deadpool readers but there is no guarantee that they will ever be in the film.

Cable & Deadpool 38 ( First Bob Agent of Hydra! )

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Cable 3 ( First appearance of Weasel )

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Identity Disc 5 ( First appearance of Deadpool’s first wife Gretchen Wilson )

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Webspinners 7 ( First Appearance of Merc Monthly )

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-Topher

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Brokers Corner – Deadpool

Since I first started writing for investcomics I have made it my personal mission to inform readers about the viability of collecting early Deadpool appearances.  While some of these issues have finally crept onto the collective radars of flippers and enthusiasts alike, I think it’s time for a list of my favorites all in one place:

 New Mutants 98 Newsstand & Mark Jeweler

Though massively over printed this first appearance is one of the most valuable Marvel first appearances of the Modern Era.  Now I have a few copies but as far as I’m concerned the newsstand and issues with the Mark Jeweler inserts are the one’s to hunt for!

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Titans 155

The first appearance of Deadpool is reprinted here and an Ultron cover doesn’t hurt.

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Silver Sable 23,30

An early Deadpool cover and an issue that many didn’t realize had a Deadpool appearance are high on my list.  Issue 23 is a tough find in high grade too.

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The New Warriors 53

And this is probably the only reason to ever buy an issue of this series…

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Nomad 4,15

As far as I am concerned issue 4 is the best Nomad cover to date.  Unfortunately issue 15 might be the worst.

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Masacre 1

This is only the second of two foreign issues on this list thanks to the title ” Masacre!”

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The Avengers 366

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 Wizard Comic Magazine 22 & Cerebro’s Guide to the X-Men

Deadpool appears in multiple issues of Wizard but the cover to 22 and this Marvel material are my favorites.

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The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Maser Edition 25

I hardly ever see this one and Deadpool actually makes the cover!

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Marvel Year in Review 1993

As far as badass covers go you don’t get much better than this one!

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Secret Defenders 15,16,17

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Heroes for Hire 10,11

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Wolverine 88

Top 5 Deadpool cover for sure.

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X-Men Premium Edition ( Toys R Us )

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Marvel Age 135

OK  no one collects Marvel Age but there are a few gems mixed in with the drek.  This is one.

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X-Force Megazine 1

NM 98 reprinted here!

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Marvel Spotlight: Deadpool 2009

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Invincible Iron Man 23

Deadpool appears in this random Iron Man issue with a sweet pink cover!

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X-Men Anniversary Magazine 1

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Heroes Reborn: Remnants 1

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Gambit 17,18

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X-men Millennial Visions 2002

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Prism Comics: Your Guide to Comics 2007

This one is unconfirmed but it looks like Deadpool is a featured character.

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X-Men Unlimited 28

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 White Tiger 5

Here is one that flies under the radar.  Deadpool has had many odd appearance is off-beat titles.  I have not listed them all either!

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-Topher

@Larfleeze

 

 

 

New Mutants #98 (1st Deadpool) CGC 10.0 Sells For $15,449!

Our friends/sponsor at InvestComics; Comic Link recently sold a CGC Graded  10.0 New Mutants #98. Read their release after the jump.

What collector doesn’t own this comic book? How many New Mutants #98 comics exist on the walls of every comic shop or comic convention in the world? Hey it was the 90’s! Well without giving an exact number of copies available in existance because we’d probably be off a tad, the rough estimate is……A LOT! But the question that really needs to be asked about one of the most sought after modern books in today’s maket is, do you own the Gem Mint condition New Mutants #98 featuring the first appearance of everyone’s favorite Merc; Deadpool? A CGC graded 10.0?

So what does a 1991 Gem Mint CGC 10.0 New Mutants #98 sell for these days? How about a cool $15,449?! That’s a nice payday! Check out what Comic Link had to say about the sale after viewing the beauty of the CGC 10.0 below. And PLEASE visit Comic Link to bid on some amazing auctions like this one! Click on any of the RED Comic Link words to check them out! Or click on their ad to the left of this page! Way to go Comic Link!!

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New Mutants #98

Section: For Sale / Modern Age Comics – 1980 to present / Marvel Comics / NEW MUTANTS

Price: $15,449

Publisher: Marvel

Condition: CGC 10.0 MT

Census Rank: Highest CGC Graded! 

Page Quality: White Pages

Type of Holder: Universal

Degree Of Restoration: Unrestored 

Pedigree or Highlight: SINGLE HIGHEST GRADED!

Item description: 1991, 1st Deadpool

ComicLink Comments: This outrageously rare CGC 10 is now the single highest graded example of this extremely popular modern Marvel key. Perhaps no other book represents the excitement (and excess!) of 1990s comics as well as New Mutants #98. This book was creator Rob Liefeld’s paramount release, introducing his most lasting creation and one of the most popular Marvel characters to emerge in the last 30 years — Deadpool. The motor-mouth mercenary has gone onto a highly successful solo career in comics, an silver screen appearance in the X-Men Orgins: Wolverine feature film and rumors continue to circulated that the character is on the shortlist for his very own feature film. If that does occur it seems likely that Deadpool’s popularity with the general public will only expand. This premiere rank already ranks among the most sought after Moderns for collectors of the era and the offering of this singular CGC 10 is an event!

In the past 12 years, CGC has graded over 3700 examples of New Mutants #98. Of those, a full 1000 have been graded at the 9.8 NM/MT tier. That means that this unique CGC 10 is 1000 times scarcer than a 9.8! It doesn’t stop there though. CGC has also certified 8 examples at the CGC 9.9 MT tier. These near pristine examples are exceptionally coveted relative to there age and represent just .2% of the population of NM 9.8s ever graded. This book is 8 times scarcer than a 9.9! The chance to own a single best example of a Modern key of this significance is virtually unknown. There have to be very few cases where there is only a single best example of a key of this era graded and it is perhaps a unique circumstance. CGC has been very stingy with 10s, even for books from the 1990s, so this seems likely to remain a standout item for the advanced collector for years to come.

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As DC puts things together, well we should say as the Joker puts things together in his final masterful plan in Batman (2011 2nd Series) #15 Marvel is putting together their Marvel NOW! Universe plans.

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Iron Man (2012 5th Series) #4 features, yet again, just like last issue the debut of a new armor. A bit of overkill right out of the gate here don’t you think? It’s one thing to introduce new villains or heroes, but a new design in back to back issues? Speaking of new happenings, it looks as though Fantastic Four (2012 4th Series) #2 will be doing just that, so keep an eye out on this issue. Fun times will ensue in the brand new number one issue of Avengers Arena (2012) #1. In this unique book we get a mix of Hunger Games/UFC/Survivor all rolled up into one. The basic premise is to stick a bunch of third rate characters into one book and let them fight to the death in a survivor type setting. Fun! Two mentions in the solicit of who will be appearing; besides looking at the cover are the Runaways and Darkhawk. If you’re curious to find the birth of this character and team before their ultimate demise(?) you can look for both in their self titled books. Darkhawk #1 from 1991 and the Runaways #1 from 2003. The winner here goes to the Runaways number one issue simply because A: you won’t find it in the 25 cent box at your local comic shop and B: it’s written by stellar writer Brian K Vaughan. Not that Danny Fingeroth of Darkhawk is by ANY means less of a writer, but it’s a weaker character that hasn’t really caught on throughout its tenure. The Runaways have more staying power. One character we can all agree on that HAD, HAD staying power, but was abused by the Marvel powers that be WAS Cable. A collector back in the 90’s thought they won Willy’s Golden ticket if they possessed a New Mutants #87. This comic was as Hot as Hot can get at one time. Then the bottom fell out in the 90’s, then the so called collector realized that the New Mutants #87 they owned wasn’t as rare or being sought after as they thought. This coupled with the over usage of the character has killed any momentum it ever had. One thing actually three things will save this character from falling into the proverbial abyss. One; get a good storyline around this character and make him relevant again (do not overexpose him!). Two; an appearance on the big screen with a bad ass edge to him will do wonders. As staying power goes, all the same applies here for the X-Force team as said about Cable. Yes the new Cable and X-Force (2012) #1 will be an instant sellout as the second prints will come quickly, but the sustainability will be one to keep an eye on with this series.

A story that seems to be picking up a lot of steam heading towards its milestone 700th issue is the Amazing Spider-Man series. This week with the release of Amazing Spider-Man (1998 2nd Series) #699.1 we get a glimpse at the new Morbius the Living Vampire regular series coming out next month. Really? A Morbius regular ongoing? Cashing in on the Twilight craze a bit maybe? Who knows, it’ll probably be a decent comic that’ll last a year or so. Look for Amazing Spider-Man #101 (1971) for the first appearance of our favorite demented Vampire. Starting bid is around $380. The point one issue sports a nice cover from Stefano Caselli, as the Amazing #101 issue sports a classic cover from Gil Kane.

A few number one issues to definitely check out this week are Hollows (2012 IDW) #1, Change (2012 Image) #1 and James O’ Barr’s return to the Crow in Crow Skinning The Wolves (2012 IDW) #1 without a doubt needs to be on your checklist. Crow’s first appearance is in Caliber Press Presents #1 (1989). A graded CGC 9.6 can be in tour hands for about $60. Not bad at all.

That’s it for this week, Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks for new comic releases on 11-7-12.

Now that DC’s Universe is in full flux with all of the number one and number zero issues out of the way, we come to another relaunch of sorts. Marvel NOW! is starting to makes its way into our little comic book collecting world. It’s become an absurdity at this point with the revamping of the heroes and villains to the point it’s very laughable. Change is necessary within everyday life. Change is good. That said, too much constant change within the “entertainment” genre is not always a good thing……

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This week Marvel Now! goes with two restarts in Iron Man (2012 5th Series) #1 and Deadpool (2012 3rd Series) #1. Yes it’s Marvel Comics turn at the money grab. Here’s a bold prediction. Iron Man will go back to the original numbering when it matters…..to sell books! Well maybe not such a bold prediction, but we all do know that’s going to happen. As for Deadpool, well he was at one point the most over used Marvel Universe character right next to Wolverine. What? We have poor sales in Moon Knight? Throw Wolverine in there! Punisher sales down a little? Throw Deadpool in there! So if you are reading this right now it means one of two things. A: You are a comic fan and you just like to see what’s what or B: You are a comic book collector, which brings us to the first appearances of Wade and Tony. Wade’s first appearance came during a time of epic comic book collecting in the sense that many thought by buying multiple copies of certain comics you were going to retire at the age of 35. Not the case. Actually, STILL isn’t the case. But having fun talking about this stuff in today’s climate will never stop. The days of buying an abundance of number one issues or special foil/3D/gatefold/etc comics are long gone. As said in many articles on InvestComics before, there is a wiser/savvy investor within the collectors market these days. If you were a product of this era in the early 90’s then you probably, most likely have about 10 copies of Deadpool’s first appearance in New Mutants #98 (1991). If you do not already own this comic, then you probably should. And incidentally, X-Men (2010 2nd Series) #38 this week has Domino appearing in those pages which also happens to first appear in New Mutants #98….so when all is said and done (whenever or whatever that means), Deadpool will be left standing with his rightful place in the comic book world. Whether you like him or not, Deadpool will be around for quite some time. In contrast, Iron Man was one of those characters always finding and needling his way throughout the Marvel Universe. Never really a “top tier” guy like Spidey or Hulk. He has however found his niche, much to do with the films than anything else. The Iron Man comics still seem to be trying to find their way, so much so that just as the Avengers film came out they tried changing Iron Man’s armor altogether. That lasted a hot minute, then back to the regular suit, now another relaunch. Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? Well that’s the climate of the comics today, deal. Iron Man’s first appearance came in the pages of Tales of Suspense #39 (1963). If you do not own THIS comic, well the ship has sailed for you and you’ll be paying a pretty hefty fee if you want it, although still a good long term investment here. In comparison, Deadpool would be a LONG LONG term investment. Both books nice to have in your collection, but Tony is the prize here.

Speaking of nice books to have in your collection, how about what Avenging Spider-Man (2011) #14 is offering up? Within the pages of Avenging Spidey we have Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy! Cool! Bringing the fun back in comic books! So what’s to own here you ask? How about the first appearance of Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy? I know, you’re saying “huh?” Yes, that’s right. Just buy the Devil Dinosaur #1 (1978) comic and open up to the first page. Writer, Penciler and Editor; Jack “King” Kirby! The legend himself put his stamp all over this comic (series) and you should have this in your collection. Nuff said.

The sleeper of the week has to go to Shadowman (2012 4th Series) #1. Valiant Comics are making their comeback and Shadowman looks to propel itself right into the mix of things. Look for Shadowman’s alter ego first appearance as a cameo (Jack Boniface) in X-O Manowar #4 (1992) and as Shadowman in Shadowman #1 (1992). Two comics to own before the series takes off as a huge success.

In what seems to be one of the most disturbing comic book covers of all time, Colder (2012 Dark Horse) #1 will be a sellout due to the cover alone as curiosity will get the best of most fans. Grab it before you miss out. Other number one issues to check out this week are Freelancers (2012 Boom) #1 and 47 Ronin (2012) #1.

That’s it for this week, invest wisely.

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Jay Katz

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 7-14-10

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This week, InvestComics Hot Picks will have you going to the back issues bins and the wall of your local comic shop. As you can tell by the Slideshow picture on top of the site for the Hot Picks 7-14-10, Solar Man of the Atom gets the top billing.

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Anyone remember Valiant comics? Jim Shooter? Okay if you don’t, let InvestComics tell you that the 1aasolarman1Valiant brand back in the early 90’s was probably the hottest comics to get your hands on. Jim Shooter (Founder of Valiant alongside Bob Layton) created great storytelling combined with great art. It was an awesome time to be reading comics, but unfortunately, the speculative market crashed and took Valiant with it. Those were back in the days that certain investors thought they’d buy comics and sell them to put their children through college. Thank goodness those days are long gone, and a new, resourceful, wiser collector has come along. So with the New Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #1 from Dark Horse coming out this week from none other than Jim Shooter himself, there stands to reason that this comic will be hot and sell out very quickly. Let’s go back in the time machine and check out some books that you should be picking up along with the Dark Horse #1 issue. The first obvious choice here is the Doctor’s first appearance which is from Doctor Solar, Man of The Atom #1(Gold Key 1962). The Comics Price Guide.com has this comic at $300. An extremely nice bargain, when (not if) this Dark Horse comic heats up. Set your sights next on the 1991 Valiant comic that drops the ‘Doctor’ in its’ title. Solar, Man of The Atom #1 from Valiant goes for $10.

1aaTheMightyCrusaders1_1965_85Dark Horse will be setting the stage for more comebacks of the very popular Valiant comic line with Magnus Robot Fighter and Turok, Son of Stone. So why not get a jump here and get the original comics now?  1963 Gold Key, Magnus, Robot Fighter 4000 AD comes in at the $400 mark according to the Comics Price Guide.com. Turok, Son of Stone (Four Color 596 -Dell 1954) has a price tag (CBG) of $1000. Now the Valiant comics are less expense but not the bargain that the originals are set at right now. Here is a quick rundown of the Valiant’s that you should be seeking right now. Magnus, Robot Fighter #0 (1991) $50, Magnus, Robot Fighter #1 (1991) $10, Magnus, Robot Fighter #12 (1st Turok in Valiant) $12, and finally Turok, Dinosaur Hunter #1 (1993) $10. (NOTE) All of prices shown on InvestComics™ are current market prices courtesy of Comics Price Guide.com. So that’s the quick list that should be on your radar. Be warned, delay too long in getting any of these and the Valiant comics will become scarce again, and the older original first appearances will be a little further out of reach.

1aaMC11aaFlyman31_1stmightycrusaders_1965_25DC reaches back into the past as well this week. Mighty Crusaders #1 will be a new take on a team from the original Red Circle line. 1965 Fly Man #31 is the first appearance of The Mighty Crusaders. This comic in NM condition goes for $70. The Mighty Crusaders #1, also from 1965 is priced at $85. Although the new Mighty Crusaders will fare well in the market, do not expect a major increase of interest in the market for the older books. The better buy here are the Gold Key books previously mentioned. The Jim Shooter/Dark Horse comics will probably attract the interest of investors more so than the DC Crusaders.

1aaxforceSexandViolence11aanewmutants98_1991_80With the release of Marvel’s X-Force Sex and Violence #1, there is a character that will star alongside Wolverine named Domino. You have to go all the way back to 1991 (yes well it’s “way back issue” theme week, c’mon now) to catch a glimpse of this beauty. An issue that could arguable be one of the most sought after comics in recent memory. New Mutants #98, yes it has that 1st appearance of that Deadpool guy, but it also has a first look at Domino. Here’s the thing. Domino was portrayed by “Copycat” in that issue, so it’s not technically her first appearance. Okay so let’s move on to find her next appearance. X-Force #8(1992 – $2.50), there you go that’s her right on the cover (again). This too will not be her “first appearance”. You see, that was a flashback thingy issue, so no dice on that Domino. Okay so 1aaxforce8_flashback_1992_2501aaxforce11_1stdomino_FULL_1992_2501aaxmenorigins_deadpool1let’s try X-Force #11, that’s her (once again) in some deep stuff with Deadpool on the front cover this time. This, this would be her first full appearance. This comic could be yours today for only $2.50! Oh forgot to mention, a CGC 9.9 New Mutants #98 in November 2009 sold for $12,250. If you want to see the full story from Comics Price Guide, click right here. If you want to buy a copy at your local shop, you’d find one in the $80 range. If you think you have a 10.0, well do you really need to be told what to do?  Speaking of Deadpool, do check out X-Men Origins Deadpool #1. The issue promises to reveal a bit more on Deadpool. Even if it’s not the real deal origin reveals, it’s still going to be a great read.

1aauncannyxmen201_1986_INKER_1stmodernage1stbabycable_281aauncxmen2671aauncannyxmen1_whilceportacioUncanny X-Men The Heroic Age #1 will be brought to you by Whilce Portacio. Just in case you missed it, he did a 10 for the Pros™ spot for InvestComics™. Click here to check that out. Whilce is no stranger to the X-Men. His very first stint on the X-Men came 24 years ago. Yes that’s correct, 24 years ago. The calculation adds up to 1986 on Uncanny X-Men #201. The issue would become Whilce’s first work on an X-Men book, as an Inker only. This issue also happens to be the 1st Cable baby, as well as the first Modern Age X-Men comic. All of this adds up to $28 in today’s market. It wasn’t until 4 years later he got a crack at the inside of the X-Men book in Uncanny X-Men #267. Whilce does the cover art and the pencils here. Whilce went on to do countless X titles across the board, but these 2 X-Men comics are the crème de la crème when it comes to Portacio X books.

3 independents make the Hot Picks this week. The most fun will be found in America’s favorite comic book guy in Comic Book Guy The Comic Book #1. This will be the first of a five part series. It will be very surprising not to see this comic do well in the sales department. Cry for Dawn artist Joseph Linsner (who also has a 10 for the Pros™ spot, right here) gives us a new Dawn story; Dawn Not to Touch the Earth. And finally the police officer on steroids Officer Downe from Image comics looks like fun.

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Have a great week. Remember, Invest Wisely.

Jay Katz

 

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 10-1-08 Back Issue Special

thor_126.jpg A slow week for new releases brings us to the back issue bins. This would be a perfect week to pick up a few of those back issues that should be in your collection. Recommendations that have been discussed on InvestComics like New Mutants # 98, Iron Man # 193 and Watchmen # 1, which all should already have a firm place in your collection. Here are a few comics that are still surprising affordable and should be looked for in the long boxes at your local comic shop. However, there is just one ‘pricey’ gem that will fly under the radar for just a little longer. You must grab this comic very soon before it becomes unattainable……..

 

 

 

 

Thor # 126. This comic is truly the number one issue of Thor. Issue number 125 was named Journey into Mystery with Thor.  Released in 1966, this comic comes in at a price tag of only $275. Yes ‘only’ $275. Think about where this comic will be once that epic Thor film hits the silver screen. Thor will become a household name and Thor # 126 will probably receive the $450 price tag or more. A great Marvel character that will mark his place on the solo screen as well as marking his place in the Avengers movie, Thor # 126 should be looked at as a monster investment. You may spend some money now, but it will pay dividends in the years to come. An extremely recommended buy here with almost a guarantee return on your investment. If you buy a VF/F copy of this comic, you might want to think about getting it slabbed (CGC). Once this comic is through the stratosphere, buyers will be looking for those graded 7.0 and above and pay nice bucks for it.

thor_337.jpgSticking with The God of Thunder, Thor # 337 is a great buy. The comic marks 2 first, first appearance of Beta Ray Bill and first Walt Simonson writing/pencil duties on the Thor title. When this comic came out in 1984 it was huge. It was mega big to the point that comic shops at the time were selling it at $25 a pop. That’s a big deal in 1983. Nowadays the comic can be bought on Ebay for a mere $10. Beta Ray Bill has been in and out of the Marvel Universe and is in fact a huge part of the Thor gallery. Will Ray be a part of the Epic Thor film? No one knows just yet, but why wait around? Great character, great legend, 2 first make a right. The best advice for anything Thor (back issue speaking) is buy, buy and buy. The back issue market for Thor is extremely underrated and you need to get on top of it before it starts taking off. Buy any first appearance all key issues of the original run. Definitely get the Walt Simonson run, pure reading pleasure and a great investment.

cap_286.jpgInvest in some old Captain America runs. Particularly issue numbers 100-125. Also look out for issues 100,111 and 113. These issues are all Steranko art and are a rare find in good shape. Captain America is going to be a huge movie as the same already discussed about Thor. Captain America‘s solo movie will do things to the movie market that will probably match that of the latest Batman film. The same that applied for the Thor comics should apply here. Buy any and all significant issues of Captain America now while the market is lukewarm.

 

 

rom_1.jpgWith the ‘big 2′ reaching back into the vault of characters to bring readers the new and improved versions of whomever, here are a few that have had some rumblings, but have yet to make ‘the’ comeback. ROM, remember him? Well maybe you don’t. Showing my age here! Way back in 1979 Marvel and Mattel (Toys) teamed up to release the ROM toy line in sequence with the comic book. 132 issues later ROM finally overloaded and succumbed to the preverbal cancel button. Marvel had a falling out with Mattel over the rights to ROM.Thus hampering the attempts to ever bringing him back, in the recent years though ROM has been teased about from Marvel and clamored after by a cult following. Marvel knowingly is in business to make money, well what company isn’t?? Marvel’s Cosmic Annihilation story line briefly had mentions and appearances by the Spaceknights. ROM is in fact a ‘Spaceknight’. So one day when you’re beating yourself up deciding to get  that Variant comic that cost $15, put your money on this 7 dollar 30 year old comic book that will probably bring you more enjoyment in the reading column as well as your wallet. The wallet?? Who knows?! Stranger things have happened!

dccomics_26.jpgIf DC ever decides they really want to join the fray of making a comic movie other that of a poorly done Superman or an awesome Batman, look no farther that Teen Titans. 1984’s Teen Titans provides a backdrop to the possible movie that DC has been speaking of for years. Buy the number one issue at $6. Better yet, buy the Teen Titans first appearance in DC Comics Presents # 26 for $20. Now that is a bargain of all bargains. This comic is highly undervalued right now and once DC/WB realizes the magnitude of a GOOD well written Teen Titans movie, DC Comics Presents # 26 will be hard to get a hold of.newtteentitans_1.jpg

 

Hollywood has their eye on comic books, old and new, no secret here folks.  With the release of a poorly done Speed Racer and a new Voltron movie coming out starring Spider-Man himself Tobey McGuire, any comic is fair game in this market. Why not look at Starriors # 1, Micronaunts # 1, Atari Force # 1, Arakand the list goes on. These comics are very affordable, but yet hard to find in a NM condition. Find these in your $1 bins and have fun.

See you next week.

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

 

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 9-10-08

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New Mutants # 98. Deadpool Debut.

 

 

 

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The DarkTower series continues with this special midnight variant release edition. It features a special ‘revolutionary reverse gatefold cover’. What does this mean exactly? We have NO idea, but it sounds important doesn’t it?! If you’re a DarkTower fan, this comic is a definite pick up for you, if you’re not, this comic is a definite pick up for you. This comic is going to fall under the category of rare/hard to find variant. Find this comic and hold onto it. And what exactly is behind that key hole??

 

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Secret Invasion # 6  Secret Invasion has had some nice highlights throughout the series. Marvel is delivering with the promise of shaking things up. As the series winds down though this issue’s last double page spread promises to send a chill down your spine. No that’s not InvestComics saying that, it’s Marvel silly! Yes the hype machine rolls on with Marvel. Make sure to email InvestComics to let us know if you ever got that cold sick feeling Marvel is talking about. Send Marvel the doctor bill if necessary.

 

 

 

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The Stand # 1 Wow, Stephen King fans rejoice! DarkTowercontinues with a real cool variant and we also get an all new King epic to feast on. The original 1990 The Stand hardcover clocks in at an astounding 1153 pages! That is a whole lot of story to tell! Stephen King is a horror genius and Marvel knows this. This series will take off just like the others have no matter how many pages there are. 

 

 

 

 

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Deadpool # 1  What more can be said about this character that has notnew mutants 98.jpg already been said by InvestComics. We can not stress enough that New Mutants # 98 NEEDS to be in your collection ASAP. You could have a potential pair here that will just burn up Ebay once Deadpool gets going. The Variant # 1 cover (pictured here) plus the first appearance together will make for a great duo that lots of fans will want. Liefeld put his indelible mark on Deadpool 17 years ago!! Now he pencils him again on this variant. My O’ my have times changed.

 

 

Others To Watch For……. 

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Big Hero # 1  Anime, Number 1 issue, a Team of heroes written by Chris Clearmont, a Variant cover by David Nakayama and it’s from Marvel. Nuff’ said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Epilogue # 1  Horror fans get a new treat with this new series from Steve Niles. Kyle Hotz provides the pictures. Never pass up an opportunity to pick up new material from Steve Niles.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dragon Prince # 1  Much like Big Hero # 1 here but in a different context all together. Fantasy, martial arts, wizards, dragons, magic, Ron Marz writes and a Stjepan Sejic variant cover. Can all this add up to greatness or just lameness? Tough call here, probably going to be a great read so pick it up anyway. 

 

 

 

 

 

See you next week.

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz