Best Comic Covers Of The Week 4-19-17

New comic book release day 4/19/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week. Listed below is the comic book with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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All-Star Batman #9 – Francesco Francavilla
Venom #6 – Gerardo Sandoval
Batwoman #2 – J.G. Jones
Daredevil #19 – Dan Panosian

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Buy/Bid – AS Batman #9 – Francavilla

Buy/Bid – Venom #6 – Sandoval

Buy/Bid – Batwoman #2 – Jones

Buy/Bid – Daredevil #19 – Panosian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deathstroke #17 – Shane Davis
Invincible #135 – Ryan Ottley & Nathan Fairbairn
Ms. Marvel #17 – Adam Kubert
Harley Quinn #18 – Frank Cho

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Buy/Bid – Deathstroke #17 – Davis

Invincible #135 – Ottley & Fairbairn

Buy/Bid – Ms. Marvel #17 – Kubert

Buy/Bid – Harley Quinn #18 – Cho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nightwing #19 – Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Superwoman #9 – Renato Guedes
The Beauty #14 – Jeremy Haun & John Rauch
Nick Fury #1 – Aco

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Nightwing #19 – Reis & Oclair

Buy/Bid – Superwoman #9 – Guedes

The Beauty #14 – Haun & Rauch

Buy/Bid – Nick Fury #1 – Aco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Black #5 – Khary Randolph
Star Wars Poe Dameron #13 – Phil Noto
Silk #19 – Helen Chen
Lady Death Oblivion Kiss #1 – Mike Krome
Moon Knight #13 – Greg Smallwood

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Black #5 – Randolph

Buy/Bid – Poe #13 – Noto

Buy/Bid – Silk #19 – Chen

Buy/Bid – Lady Death – Krome

Moon Knight #13 – Smallwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: Olivier Coipel
Cover Art: Phil Noto

This awesome virgin cover by Phil Noto depicts the infamous Sinead O’Conner SNL ripping of the Pope photo. This comic will have a much smaller run than the color 1:10 variant. WonderWorld Comics has these comics on sale right HERE…..but not for long! Grab your copy if you definitely need one of these in your collection, also try your luck nabbing one for FREE too!

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 7/8/15

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After the explosions on July fourth this weekend, seems there is nothing that will resemble the output within the speculative market this coming Wednesday, but there are some potential comics and as always some fantastic reading gets.

There is no shortage of the ridiculous variant craze coming on new comic book day this week. If you would buy all the variants between Archie #1 and Star Wars Lando #1 you’d wind up in the neighbor of about 40 comics (probably more actually). That’s 40 comics on two comic releases alone. Absurd right?

 

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But as many would know from reading the InvestComics article on a weekly basis, there is ONE exception. ONE reason that would make any of these variants worth exploring and buying, ONE reason. Anyone recall what the InvestComics rule would be? That rule will always be (from a speculative viewpoint), the guts. Yes the outside is fancy and new on every single one of the variants. Some catch the eye of the collector, they buy it thinking they got themselves the next big thing on Ebay. Maybe for a moment that holds true (see Star Wars #1), but in the long market (buy market), we see nothing but a trophy wife. Pretty on the outside, but no substance for your self being. If a comic upon its release carries an absurd amount of variants (Star Wars #1) and you’re looking OR thinking you’re to make any kind of speculative cash 25, 35, 50 years from now on that Star Wars #1 variant, you’re missing the entire point of collecting. A couple of rules here; remember to buy a variant first and foremost because you LIKE it, not because it’s going to be worth money. Secondly, if that very expensive variant is calling you out and the resistance is very strong, you have an option to buy it because you really really like it or you can not get it because you think it’s going to be worth a lot of money someday. Newsflash, it’s not. Unless that ONE thing….the guts. As InvestComics has taught readers time and time again, it’s the inside that matter. Always will be. Unless it’s some obscure 3D Deadpool cover. This does happen from time to time, where a variant breaks out on its own due to its “looks”. The only way a variant will truly stand the test of time is because of the story on the inside. There must be an introduction or a uniqueness about it. Either one of these two characteristics will carry a modern comic. Be it a variant or not. Once you put an introduction or something with substance inside of a comic book, you instantly have the potential of something greater when it comes to the “value” of it. There is nothing wrong with a great story. That’s what comic fans always yearn for first and foremost. That said on the flip side, the speculator has to understand that buying the Star Wars Lando #1 Alex Ross variant for $240 is a big gamble. There better be a good reason to buy a comic that literally came off the presses a few days ago and is being bought for $240. Yes the ratio factor, we get it, but better than that folks. That could have been $240 spent on a Bronze Age book that would have been a better way to go. If the Star Wars Lando #1 contains the introduction that warrants an aftermarket spike, then by all means buy a variant. It’s now when the speculator needs to figure out if this is a hyperbole or a true introduction that will pay dividends for years to come. It’s an easy task actually because if the market is hot, sell it. If you make a 35% or a 233% profit, you still make money on it. Move along. Never worry about what could have been, how much more you could have made. You made profit, move on. It’s the greed and love that kills. The speculator who holds on for an extra dollar, the market passes them by, the speculator that falls in love and can’t let go of their comic, those are the ones that lose. We’re on topic of the Star Wars Lando #1 variants more so than the Archie #1 variants because at least 24 or so of the Archie variants are cover price. Like an Archie cover, buy it, done. The Lando books are priced more on different levels. So with Archie #1 you have an all new start, an all new look, new all-star creators, and onward we go! This relaunch will pertain to anything Archie regarding the film or television market Archie Comics has spoken about for a couple of years now. Archie #1 is the beginnings of it all from here on out. If Archie is a hit on the big screen or television, which it will be, look for the vibe to be directly taken from the new direction of the company. Viewers will not see the campy Archie or Jughead, they’ll witness hipster style Archie and Jughead. Watch as Archie #1 literally comes to life in time. The uniqueness will carry Archie #1 because of its banking on breaking it to film or television the way it’s storytelling and edgy looks go. If there is an introduction of any kind and that comes to fruition via film or TV, then you really have a winner on your hands. Archie #1 will have more upside than Star Wars Lando #1 if both have solid storytelling and no introductions. Lando gets the edge with an introduction……for now. Be smart, pay attention to the market.

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One more thing, if you’re a Lando fan. His first COMIC BOOK appearance (not magazine/graphic novel) was in Star Wars #43 (1981). It also happens to be the second appearance of Boba Fett.

It looks like our friends at Creature Entertainment have another hit on their hands. The Gun #1 from writer John Ulloa and artist Jose Varese looks like a solid offering. Both the regular cover and the Juan Navarro variant is sold out!

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Image Comics reaches back into the vault this week. Rob Liefeld is back with Bloodstrike #1. Let the fun begin! And please refrain from the insults of Rob’s talent here on the site or on any of the InvestComics social media outlets. Seriously. You bought his Deadpool, X-Force, etc books back in the 90’s if you’re old enough to remember, right? You continue to insult? Can you do any better? Honestly? If so, why are you not a wealthy comic book creator yourself then? Stop it already, following everyone’s recourse of insults because you want to “fit in” is not the way to go anymore. You’re not breaking ground by insulting Rob Liefeld. Time to realize he’s created some neat characters (Deadpool and Cable) and right the ship to a better way then trying to bully just because you feel it’s your right. It’s not. Don’t like it? Change the channel, don’t buy it, move on. Get a hold of yourself. We’re talking about comic books here, relax.

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Star Trek Green Lantern #1 from IDW Publishing. One of the oddest (in serious storytelling) crossovers in some time. Writer Mike Johnson and artist Angel Hernandez. Lots of variant covers to choose from here. The Francesco Francavilla cover is a simple but poignant one.

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New villains Killer Mimes are introduced in Red Hood Arsenal #2. 1872 #1 from Marvel Comics gives readers a very different take on things. Sheriff Steve Rogers leads the charge in this town called Timely. Interesting take indeed. Starfire #2 looks to continue its success, the variant is sold out as is the Spider-Verse #3 Phil Noto Incentive variant. Spider-Island #1 will be a good read. Titans Comics; Home #1 and Minions #2 are both sold out. Tomorrows #1 (Dark Horse) with artist Jason Copland is one to check out.

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Strange Fruit #1 from Boom Studios. Writers J.G. Jones and Mark Waid, with art from J.G. Jones. This extremely profound story regarding racism and human exploration is a must read from these two all-star creators.

 

Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

InvestComics Hot Picks – June 6, 2012

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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks 6-6-12. 

This week we get to really scour the back issue bins at our local shop or convention. Check it out….

Marvel’s Hulk #53 is the first on the list with 4 different comics to look for. These comics though are in no way hard to find! The new storyline brings in Alpha Flight, Machine Man, She Hulk and A-Bomb. The most nostalgic of the 4 here has to go to Machine Man’s first appearance. You can find that in 2001: A Space Odyssey #8 from 1977. Why the nostalgic label? It’s a new character Introduction written and drawn by Jack “King” Kirby. Do you need more than that? Good, because that’s all you need. Alpha Flight first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #120. John Byrne brought this team to life in their own self-titled book and Alpha Flight will continue to live on in some form for a very long time. If ever Marvel gets the guts, this team would make for a fabulous movie. She Hulk appeared in HER self titled comic as well back in 1980; The Savage She Hulk #1. While John Byrne wasn’t on the debut issue, John also had a hand in bringing THIS character to life as well! Last but not least, A-Bomb first appeared in Hulk #2 from 2008. The most loathe or loved Jeph Loeb had his paws all over this comic. And very cool cover from Ed McGuinness on this one.

DC Comics brings in new artist Miguel Sepulveda to Red Lanterns #10. Check out one of Miguel’s first professional work in Thor God Size #1.

Swamp Thing #10 re-introduces the villainous Anton Arcane to the New 52 fold. Anton originally appeared in the Swamp Thing series from 1972. Issue #1 was the cameo as issue #2 was the “full” first appearance. Never will understand the ridiculousness of cameo and full as it is related to collection standards within the resale market. The cameos are usually less sought after while the full first appearance gets all the accolades of demanding more money. The cameo essentially truly is the FIRST time we ever see a character, so why would the SECOND time we see them be worth more? Well, this is a debate for another time…….

Action Comics #10 focuses on the villain Nimrod, another of DC’s new 52 villains that will be re-introduced. Nimrod’s (silly name no?) first appearance is from 1992 in Batman: Shadow of the Bat #7.  This lovely issue is written by Alan Grant with art from Tim Sale. That’s nice stuff.

That’s it for the back issues. Should be enough to hold you over for a week no?

Marvel’s Dark Avengers #175 is being dubbed the 1st issue of a new era. With a spectacular cover from Mike Deodato that screams BUY ME! Wow if ever judging a book by its cover, right? Tron #518, actually Iron Man #518 introduces a new costume into Tony’s repertoire. With all of the recent talk on the Marvel Cosmo’s on InvestComics lately, it’s no surprise that The Mighty Thor Annual #1 wouldn’t be mentioned this week. Guest starring Silver Surfer and Galactus! And look at that cover too!

Independents will be overtaken this week by Spawn #220. Not because of the 20th anniversary tag, not because Todd McFarlane is back, not because this issue will begin the introduction of new characters, not because it will bring back some old characters, no no…..because there will be no room on the shelf for any other comics. 6 variants at last count. Ahhh….Todd always thought big.

In single issue releases this week, if there is room for them on the Independent wall. Check out Creator Owned Heroes #1 from Image. With names like Jimmy Palmiotti, Steve Niles, Justin Gray, Phil Noto and Kevin Mellon attached, this is a must check out book.

Higher Earth #1 from BOOM! Studios. Only a buck to buy! And it looks like an interesting book.

Check out some covers of the week below. 

That’s it for this week, see you soon!

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 4-7-10

icfp4710.gifA lot of number one issues come your way this week as InvestComics covers them all for you!  

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Hot Picks 4-7-10 

invinreturns1.giftechjacket1_2002.gifThis week Image comics are giving us all a jumping on point, and if you haven’t already been on board, shame on you! Invincible Returns #1 will be a self contained ‘catching up’ story. It’ll bring you up to speed on all the things you need to know before you become a fan. This comic (character) has been one of the most consistent hero books out there out of ALL the comic companies. If you don’t believe turf1.gifavengerstheorigin1.gifnewavengerslukecage1.gifme, then I suggest you pick up IR #1 and you will become a fan. So while contemplating on whether to jump aboard, know that a movie will not be that far behind. Get the first appearance of Markus Sebastian “Mark” Grayson, a.k.a. Invincible in Tech Jacket #1 from 2002. This comic is an absolute gem and should already be in your collection. If not, shame on you! One more thing here, the Invincible Returns #1 will be coming out with 4 different thorandthewarriorsfour.gifpowerpack1_1984.gifcovers and ONE will be the gem here. The great David Finch variant (…got to get him for 10 For The Pros™!) will be proving the rarest of all covers with a 50 to 1 ratio. Buy this, CGC it and hold on to it. This comic and the first appearance will definitely be collector’s items later on. Image will be releasing 8 number one issues that equate to 2 number one issues this week. Turf #1 will ALSO have 4 different covers to coincide with its release. Same principal follows here as did IR #1 with the best ratio variant as the BIG get. This time it’s a rarer 100 to 1 ratio. This variant will be provided by Tommy Lee Edwards. Although this particular variant will probably not have the same demand as the IR #1, it will be a hot variant for a while. The Turf series will fare very well. Marvel will be ultimatecomicsx2.gifworldwarhulks1.gifshield1.gifreleasing 2 number one Avengers books this week. Avengers: The Origin #1 will be done by penciler and cover artist Phil Noto who is featured this week on InvestComics™ 10 For The Pros™. Also this week will be New Avengers: Luke Cage #1 brought to you by penciler and cover artist Eric Canete, whom is ALSO going to be featured on 10 For The Pros™! Way back in 1984 came a hot book by the name of Power Pack. Power Pack #1 was created by Louise Simonson and June Brigman. This week Power Pack joins Thor in Thor and the Warriors Four #1. Marvel gives us all the sense that Power pack will be going through some serious changes in this series. Will it mean anything for that Power Pack #1 issue from 1984? Well, not too sure with this one, but if you look closely in your 50 cents bins at your local comic shop and find one, it’s not much of a risk here at all. The least you end up with is shieldjs_4_.gifa vintage Louise Simonson/June Brigman story, a fun story and a first appearance from 26 years ago. Speaking of vintage, S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 hits shelves this week. It’s not so much that this character is vintage but it brings up an awesome excuse to display and praise Jim Steranko’s Nick Fury from the 60’s. Look at that Fury cover from issue #4 from 1968, classic my friends, absolute beauty here. I always live by the motto “In order to truly appreciate the modern day you must first appreciate and understand the past.” Jim Steranko really raised the bar with Fury and has been one of the toughest tasks to follow in his steps. Dustin Weaver will have the honor to do just that in this latest Fury book. We all look forward to checking out the new S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 comic. Ultimate Comics X #2 brings “Karen” into the forefront. Check out what her deal is this week. World War Hulks #1 brings in the most shocking conspiracies the Marvel universe has ever seen. What could this be? Check that out this week as well.

 

 

Here are some extra Hot Picks heading your way next week……  

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See you all next week, Invest Wisely.

Jay Katz

10 Questions with Phil Noto

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Avengers: The Origin #1 comes out this week and Phil Noto stops by the rapid fire 10 For The Pros!

10 For The Pros 

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Phil Noto has defined himself as one of those artist that once you see his pencil’s or cover art, you immediately know its Phil. His awesome style has been seen on everything from Captain America,Danger Girl, G.I. Joe, Wonder Woman, Jonah Hex, Batman/Doc Savage to this week’s release of Avengers: The Origin #1.

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1. What comic (character) would you love to have total creativity control over? And why?
Black Canary because I love her 70’s style.

2. If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be?
(PN) Flight.

10ftppn6.gif3. Do you have a routine that you follow before or during work?
(PN) Watching T.V.

 4. Who is your favorite creator to work with?
(PN) Jimmy Palmiotti.
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(PN) Yes. 

6. What comic book hero/villain do you want to see on screen?

(PN) Darkseid.

10ftppn3.gif7. “If I wasn’t in the comic book industry, I would be working…………”?

(PN) On Video Games.

8. What advice could you give a creator trying to break into the industry?
(PN) Don’t quit your day job.
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9. “My best Investment in life was…….”

(PN) A Cintiq. 

10. Have anything you’d like to plug?

(PN) Avengers: The Origin #1 – Coming out April 7th!! (Click the link for a preview!) 

 

 

 

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Who were your influences breaking into the Industry?

(PN) Hughes, Mignola, Sienkiewicz.

 

Digital or Paper?

(PN) Digital. 

 

Thanks Phil!

 

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