Top 5 Hot Picks #109

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Every week before new comic book day InvestComics gives fans our Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #471 and new comics coming this Wednesday 4/19/17.

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Venom #6 – Eddie Brock is back as Venom. Nuff said.
Plastic #1 – New Image Comics series from writer Doug Wagner and artists Laura Martin & Daniel Hillyard
World Reader #1 – Aftershock’s new series; Story by Jeff Loveness and art by Juan Doe.
Namwolf #1 – The next hit comic (after Hillbilly) for Albatross Funnybooks. Writer Fabian Rangel Jr. and artist Logan Faerber.
Nick Fury #1 – First appearance of Frankie Noble. Story by James Robinson and art by Aco. 

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #471.

Buy/Bid – New Titans Ann #7

Buy/Bid – Amz Spm Ann #21

Captain America Steve Rogers #16
Secret Empire #0
Monsters Unleashed! #1
Invincible Iron Man #6
X-Men Gold #1
X-Men Gold #2
Nightwing #19
New Titans Annual #7 (1991)
Superwoman #9
Batwoman #2
The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 (1987)
Redneck #1
Failsafe #1

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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

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The Beauty #14 – Haun & Rauch

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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

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Buy/Bid – Lady Death – Krome

Moon Knight #13 – Smallwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics – Video #471

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A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 4/19/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video. This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #471

InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week. Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
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Remember when fanboy’s had their panties in a bunch over the fact Steve Rogers ‘hailed Hydra’? As though Marvel would keep their American Icon superhero within the clutches of the dark side forever. Fanboy’s always need something to complain about. Marvel fanboy’s begin their decent back to a happier place starting on new comic book day Wednesday (4-19-17). But before going to that happy place, fanboy’s will have to endure Steve Rogers being more of a bad guy and not seeing the light just yet. The big Marvel story to set Rogers on the straight path starts with Captain America: Captain America Steve Rogers #16 and Secret Empire #0. These issues will serve as the prologues of the epic storyline ‘Secret Empire’. Enjoy the storytelling and the plight, because in the end, fanboy’s will have their Captain back and a new number one issue will follow with about 33 different variants accompanying the silliness. All that yelling and boycotting for nothing.
Marvel’s recent series; Monsters Unleased, introduced a bunch of new characters. Now Marvel restarts things with Monsters Unleashed! #1 with the new characters starting out anew. Writer Cullen Bunn and artist David Baldeon.
If you’ve been paying attention, you know by now why Venom #6 is such an anticipated issue for many Spidey fans. Eddie Brock is back as Venom. Should be interesting from here on out. This issue will sell out, especially that Gerardo Sandoval cover. Wow. Think that’ll make the InvestComics Best Comic Covers Of The Week?

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Invincible Iron Man #6 will introduce a new villain into the Iron Man rogue gallery.
A new Nick Fury series this Wednesday; Nick Fury #1. First appearance of Frankie Noble. Story by James Robinson and art by Aco.
A bit of controversy has set upon Ardian Syaf’s X-Men Gold #1. Marvel (Disney) obviously had no idea what Ardian was up to within the pages of their comic, but we’re almost certain that X-Men Gold #2 will be gone over with a fine-tooth comb. Which means either the second issue will be a bit delayed while they inspect it and make corrections/deletions or something will slip by again. We highly doubt anything will slip by, but fans will flock to this comic as though it will have more controversy surrounding it, which it most likely will not. Thus causing for a sold out comic for no other reason other than curiosity getting the better of most and thinking they’ll make a buck with a useless, non-controversial comic. Let’s see if X-Men Gold #2 even makes it to the shelves this week.

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Nightwing #19 finds Dick Grayson facing off against Deathwing. Did you know that Deathwing’s first appearance is mega-cheap? Not that there is any demand for it what so ever, but this 1991 first appearance in New Titans Annual #7 is readily available if you want it. Written by Marv Wolfman, so it’s gotta be interesting.
Superwoman #9 begins the new story ‘Super Women’. Written by Kate Perkins, with art by Stephen Segovia and Art Thibert.
Batwoman #2 introduces a villain named Knife. Writers James Tynion IV/Marguerite Bennett and art by Steve Epting.

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A sadistically/weird comic from writer Doug Wagner and artists Laura Martin & Daniel Hillyard comes out of Image Comics; Plastic #1. Sex, murder, serial killer, sick variant cover, yea we’ll check this out. The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 (1987) homage (John Romita) variant cover is great too. This cover is done by Andrew Robinson.
Keeping with the gory theme a bit, Redneck #1 (Image Comics) meets this criteria. Written by Donny Cates and art by Lisandro Estherren & Dee Cunniffe.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Amz Spm Ann #21

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New series from Aftershock Comics; World Reader #1. Story by Jeff Loveness and art by Juan Doe. Look for this well read, beautifully illustrated comic to sell out.
From Eric Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks this week, check out Namwolf #1 from writer Fabian Rangel Jr. and artist Logan Faerber.
Failsafe #1 (Vault Comics), writers F.J. Desanto and Todd Farmer, art by Federico Dallocchio.

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Buy/Bid – Failsafe #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Number One Comics – March

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of March. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Man-Thing #1

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Man-Thing #1 – (Marvel) Writer R.L. Stine.
Grass Kings #1 – (Boom Studios) Written by Matt Kindt and art by Tyler Jenkins.
Redline #1 – (Oni Press) Written by Neal Holman, art by Kelly Fitzpatrick and Clayton McCormack.
I.T.: The Secret World of Modern Banking #1 (Blackbox Comics) Written and drawn by Scott McDaniel.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Street Tiger #1

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Click To Buy/Bid – Ghostbusters #1

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Street Tiger #1 – (Amigo Comics)
Batwoman #1 – (DC Comics) Writers James Tynion IV and Marguerite Bennett. Artist Steve Epting.
Ghostbusters 101 #1 – (IDW) Written by Erik Burnham and art from Dan Schoening.
Vampirella #1 – (Dynamite Entertainment) Writer Paul Cornell and art Jimmy Broxton.

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Super Mansion #1 – (Titan Comics) Writer Barry Hutchinson. Art Jake Elphick.
Divinity III Escape From Gulag 396 #1 – (Valiant Entertainment) Written by Eliot Rahal. Art from Francis Portela.
Cadmus #1 – (Antarctic Press) Samantha Beck art and writer.
Iron Fist #1 – (Marvel) Writer Ed Brisson and artist Mike Perkins.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Bloodshot #1

Click To Buy/Bid – XO Manowar #1

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Bloodshot Reborn #0 – (Valiant Entertainment) Writer Jeff Lemire. Pencils Renato Guedes.
X-O Manowar #1 – (Valiant Entertainment) Writer Matt Kindt and penciler Tomas Giorello.
Anno Dracula #1 – (Titans Comics) Writer Kim Newman and artist Paul McCaffrey.
Dragonfly and The Global Guardians #1 – (Graphic India) Writers Ron Marz/Sharad Devarajan and artist Thiago Vale.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Invisible Hands #1

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Invisible Hands #1 – (American Gothic Press)
Inhumans Prime #1 – (Marvel) Written by Al Ewing with art by Ryan Sook.
X-Men Prime #1 – (Marvel) Written by Marc Guggenheim and pencils by Ken Lashley.
Batgirl Annual #1 – (DC)

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Click To Buy/Bid – Space Riders #1

Click To Buy/Bid – Sweet Lullaby #1

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Dark Horse Number Ones – (Dark Horse)
Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #1 – (Black Mask) Writer Fabian Rangel Jr. and artist Alexis Ziritt.
Sweet Lullaby – (Darby Pop) Writer Alex Scherkenbach and artist J. Briscoe Allison.
Karma Police #1 – (Vault Comics)

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Click To Buy/Bid – Hatchet #0

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Click To Buy/Bid – Helena Crash #1

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Hatchet #0 – (American Mythology)
Underwinter #1 – (Image) Ray Fawkes writes and pencils.
Helena Crash #1 – (IDW) Writer Fabian Rangel Jr and artist Warwick J Cadwell.
Cabinet of Doctor Caligari #1 – (Amigo Comics)

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Top 5 Hot Picks #104

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Every week before new comic book day InvestComics gives fans our Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #466 and new comics coming this Wednesday 3/15/17.

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U.S. Avengers #4 – The first appearance of Dedd-Puul. American Kaiju appearance as well. We like that big dinosaur/Godzilla thing.
Super Sons #2 – Follow up to the sold out, well received first issue.
Amazing Spider-Man #25 – 40 pager with lots of surprises in store.
Venom #5 – Spider-Man vs Venom round 1. This pay-per event has happened so many times before, but we never get bored of it. FIGHT!
Batwoman #1 – New series begins. Creative team; Writers James Tynion IV and Marguerite Bennett. Artist Steve Epting.

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #466.

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Super Sons #1
Batman #19
Titans #9
Teen Titans #48 (1977)
Cosmic Scoundrels #2
Ghostbusters 101 #1
Vampirella #1
Divinity III Escape From Gulag 396 #1
Super Mansion #1
Cadmus #1
Red Sonja #3

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New Comics  #466. A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 3/15/17.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #466

InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases Hot Picks each week.
New comic book release day 3/15/17.

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Spider-Man vs Venom begins in Venom #5 this Wednesday. Writer Mike Costa and artist Gerardo Sandoval bring us round one. Always a fun time when these two go toe to toe.
U.S. Avengers #4 will introduce Dedd-Puul. Yes we know….we don’t make these names up, we just report on this stuff.
Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man #25 is a 40 page issue chock full of secrets and more secrets. Secret story, secret creative team, too many secrets, must read!

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Super Sons #1 showed some great potential for readers. This week we get the follow-up; Super Sons #2. Writer; Peter Tomasi, Art; Jorge Jimenez.
The new Batwoman #1 ongoing series will make immediate noise out of the gate. With writers James Tynion IV and Marguerite Bennett, along with artist Steve Epting on board, we’re quite sure readers will be in for an exciting ride from the onset.
Batman vs Bane; Batman #19 ‘I Am Bane’. Writer Tom King and artists David Finch/Danny Miki are bringing it with this story line.
The Titans will battle the Fearsome Five in Titans #9. Bumblebee will join the Fearsome Five. No not ‘that’ Bumblebee, the one in the DCU. The one that first appeared in Teen Titans #48 (1977).

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Buy/Bid – Batman #19

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Buy/Bid – Teen Titans #48

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
The follow-up to the sold out Cosmic Scoundrels debut, check out Cosmic Scoundrels #2 from IDW. Brought to us from writers Andy Suriano (artist) and Matt Chapman.
Also from IDW this week, a new Ghostbusters comic; Ghostbusters 101 #1. Written by Erik Burnham and art from Dan Schoening.
Vampirella #1 (Dynamite Entertainment); writer Paul Cornell – art Jimmy Broxton. Super Mansion #1 (Titan Comics); writer Barry Hutchinson – art Jake Elphick. Valiant Entertainment debuts Divinity III Escape From Gulag 396 #1. Written by Eliot Rahal. Art from Francis Portela. Cadmus #1 (Antarctic Press); Samantha Beck art and writer. Actress Tatiana DeKhtyar delivers her best Red Sonja dress-up for the cover of Red Sonja #3 (Dynamite Entertainment).   

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Buy/Bid – Red Sonja #3

Buy/Bid – Vampirella #1

Buy/Bid – Cos Scoundrels #2

Buy/Bid – Divinity III

Buy/Bid – Ghostbusters 101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Diamond Comic Distributors: The Top 10: June 2014 Sales Charts

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(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 11, 2014) — Batman confronts the Riddler in the penultimate chapter of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s ” Zero Year” storyline in DC Entertainment’s Batman #32, the best-selling comic book of June 2014 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics had five titles place among June’s top ten best-selling comics, led by Amazing Spider-Man #3 at #2. DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten. Rounding out the top ten was Image Comics with The Walking Dead #128 at #9.

Marvel Comics was June’s top publisher with a 33.71% dollar market share and a 35.68% unit market share. DC Entertainment was second with a 29.88% dollar share and 33.20% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 8.86% dollar share and a 10.51% unit share. IDW Publishing’s dollar share in June was 5.60% and Dark Horse Comics’ was 5.57%

A magical accident by Sabrina the Teenage Witch triggers the zombie apocalypse in Riverdale, USA in Archie Comics’ Afterlife with Archie Volume 1: Escape from Riverdale by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla, the best-selling graphic novel of June. Also of note, Image Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s Velvet Volume 1: Before the Living End at #3.

Complemented by illustrations by Brian Froud, A.C.H. Smith’s novelization of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal returned to print in a new hardcover edition from BOOM! Studios and was June’s best-selling book. Also notable, Dark Horse Comics had two book in the top ten — Daniel Way’s real-life history of EVE Online, EVE: True Stories, at #3, and the perennial best-seller Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia at #7.

Based on a design by Ant Lucia, DC Collectibles’ DC Comics Bombshells: Black Canary Statue the June’s best-selling toy product, and one of their six products in the top ten. Also in the top ten was Diamond Select Toys with three products, led by the Marvel Select: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure at #4.

Hasbro’s Risk: Legacy, a multi-generation revision of the venerable strategy board game, was June’s best-selling game product.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

33.71%

35.68%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

29.88%

33.20%

IMAGE COMICS

8.93%

10.51%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.60%

4.45%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.57%

4.89%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.62%

2.30%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.52%

2.52%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

1.20%

1.27%

AVATAR PRESS

1.10%

0.81%

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

0.93%

0.64%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.94%

3.74%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC ENTERTAINMENT

77

28

1

106

MARVEL COMICS

78

24

0

102

IMAGE COMICS

53

10

0

63

DARK HORSE COMICS

36

23

0

59

IDW PUBLISHING

43

16

0

59

BOOM! STUDIOS

28

7

0

35

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

23

9

0

32

AVATAR PRESS

9

7

0

16

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

11

2

0

13

RANDOM HOUSE

0

11

0

11

OTHER NON-TOP 10

66

109

34

209

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

JUNE 2014 VS. MAY 2014

COMICS

-3.19%

-1.31%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-3.36%

2.93%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-3.25%

-0.99%

JUNE 2014 VS. JUNE 2013

COMICS

-2.93%

-4.51%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

8.09%

10.26%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

0.33%

-3.46%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013

COMICS

-1.43%

-6.36%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

2.93%

5.41%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-0.08%

-5.46%

SECOND QUARTER 2014 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2014

COMICS

14.13%

11.07%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

13.59%

2.88%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

13.96%

10.34%

SECOND QUARTER 2014 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2013

COMICS

3.90%

-1.29%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

4.33%

1.25%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

4.04%

-1.09%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN #32

$3.99

APR140209-M DC

2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3

$3.99

APR140679-M MAR

3

ORIGINAL SIN #3

$3.99

APR140626-M MAR

4

HARLEY QUINN #7

$2.99

APR140223-M DC

5

SUPERMAN #32

$3.99

APR140188-M DC

6

ORIGINAL SIN #4

$3.99

APR140630-M MAR

7

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2

$3.99

APR140681-M MAR

8

JUSTICE LEAGUE #31

$3.99

MAR140175-M DC

9

THE WALKING DEAD #128 (MR)

$2.99

APR140615 IMA

10

DETECTIVE COMICS #32

$3.99

APR140213-M DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE VOL. 1: ESCAPE FROM RIVERDALE TP

$17.99

FEB140918-M ARC

2

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL TP

$16.99

MAR140768 MAR

3

VELVET VOLUME 1: BEFORE THE LIVING END TP (MR)

$9.99

FEB140537 IMA

4

SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)

$14.99

JAN140556 IMA

5

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491 IMA

6

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6: GOBLIN NATION TP

$19.99

MAR140765 MAR

7

BATMAN & ROBIN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP

$14.99

MAR140250 DC

8

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 1 TP

$14.99

MAR140265 DC

9

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 2 HC

$19.99

FEB140260 DC

10

SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR)

$14.99

APR130443 IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE NOVEL HC

$19.99

APR140989 BOO

2

NEIL GAIMAN: THE TRUTH IS IN A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS: AN ILLUSTRATED NOVELLA HC

$21.99

MAR141569 HAR

3

EVE: TRUE STORIES HC

$12.99

FEB140044 DAR

4

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 3: THE FALL OF GOVERNOR

PART 1 SC

$14.99

APR141556 ST.

5

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 85 SC

$14.95

APR141581 SAN

6

PLANET OF THE APES MINIATURE BOOK KIT

$12.95

MAR141565 RUN

7

LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC

$34.99

SEP120055 DAR

8

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC COLLECTOR

POSTER BOOK

$20.00

APR141570 HAC

9

NEIL GAIMAN: CHU’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL HC

$17.99

APR141578 HAR

10

THE QUOTABLE DOCTOR WHO: WISE WORDS FROM

ACROSS TIME & SPACE HC

$19.99

MAR141554 HAR

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: BLACK CANARY STATUE DEC130358 DC

2

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 JUSTICE LEAGUE 7-PACK BOX SET NOV138235 DC

3

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: HARLEY QUINN STATUE DEC130359 DC

4

MARVEL SELECT: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTION FIGURE FEB142060 DST

5

MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGURE MAR101468 DST

6

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1: NIGHTWING BY CAPULLO FIGURE NOV130286 DC

7

DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: POISON IVY STATUE JAN140397 DC

8

MARVEL SELECT: RED HULK ACTION FIGURE MAR088262 DST

9

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: EARTH-2 THOMAS WAYNE BATMAN FIGURE JAN140394 DC

10

DC COMICS: ARMORED WONDER WOMAN BISHOUJO STATUE NOV132032 KOT

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

RISK LEGACY JUN118204 HAS

2

MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS BOOSTER PACKS DEC138400 ENT

3

STAR WARS X-WING: TANTIVE IV EXPANSION PACK JAN142335 FAN

4

MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128266 USA

5

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN EVENT DECK MAR148174 WIZ

6

GODZILLA SERIES ONE MINI-FIGURES JAN142344 NEC

7

ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS PACK 2: B-MO VS. LADY RAINICORN APR148198 CRY

8

PATHFIDER BATTLES: REIGN OF WINTER BOOSTER BRICK JAN142345 NEC

9

TICKET TO RIDE 10TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION APR142365 DOW

10

MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS THEME DECK DEC138401 ENT

 

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FANTASTIC FOUR returns in November, with #600

While DC has cancelled it’s entire line, relaunching 52 (plus a few) with all new #1 issues, Marvel is bringing back THE FANTASTIC FOUR, and picking up with issue #600, which leads one to assume that the current series, FF (Future Foundation) is ‘ending” and counting as the fill-in issue numbers between FANTASTIC FOUR, which ended with Johnny Storm’s apparent death in issue 588, and the new 600th issue.

Interestingly enough, the John Romita JR cover to FANTASTIC FOUR #600 features a Fantastic FIVE, as both fallen member Human Torch, and his current replacement, Spider-Man, are included alonside Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, and The Invisible Woman.

FANTASTIC FOUR #600
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by STEVE EPTING, CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO,LEINIL YU & FAREL DALRYMPLE
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Variant Covers by JOE QUESADA, JOHN ROMITA JR. & ART ADAMS
NOVEMBER 2011


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

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 8-12-09

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Variant Covers rule the land this week. Check out which ones you should be looking for.

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Adventure Comics #1  The return of Conner Kent in his own monthly has DC fans very happy. There is a comic you should be picking up at your local shop while buying the variant cover to Adventure Comics numero uno. Adventures of Superman #500 Platinum Edition. The Reign of Superman storyline was spun off from this comic and also gives us the first look at Conner. The Platinum Edition comic is your best way to go as far as Investing goes. The regular edition 500 issues had a mass production and are not going to
increase in value when Adventure Comics #1 takes off (no pun intended). So
having the Variant Platinum Adventures of Superman issue from 1993 for only $25 (Bargain here fans!) along with an extremely Hot Variant coming out this week, what you end up with is a couple of comics you could sell in a market that will demand these comics at a premium. If you want to maximize your premium for these comics in the aftermarket, CGC them and try to get a grade at a 9.8 or
higher. Hold on to them for at least 6 months to let the Conner Kent market
boil to a ridiculous demand, then sell.
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ultimatecomicsavengers1foilogramvariant.gifUltimate Comics Avengers #1 & Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1  A very simple equation here. Get the Variants
to both of the new Ultimate Comics #1 issues. Here’s a key point before I move on. Make sure the Variants you get are in immaculate shape, you will need this if you hold on to these comics too long. If you hold these comics too long, you
will in fact miss the best opportunity to sell at a premium. Once you get your 9.9 grade (hopefully) back…..sell them. Another restart to a highly successful first run means that there will be another restart in about 4 years. The Ultimate
Comics line will be Hot for a little while because of the hype machine known as Marvel and Joe Q. While it’s not a bad thing to hype (they have to make money!) you have to realize, be ahead of the market and sell quickly with these two
variants.

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here. Did you know that The Darling Adventures of Supergirl #9 from 1983 holds
the first appearance of Reactron? No you didn’t? Well here’s a better one, did
you know it’s only a 5 dollar book? Yes this is doable!
 

 

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Blackest Night #2  The Hottest storyline on the
planet continues this week……

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week InvestComics was a little quick on the trigger with The Marvels Project #1 pick. Companies tend to reschedule books a lot these days so the write up went out and no harm was done (none that I know of). So featured again (below) is the Hot Pick to The Marvels Project #1 coming out ‘this week.’ 

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Witness the origin of the Marvel Universe brought to you by the creators who killed Captain America (he’s back now) Steve Epting and Ed Brubaker. Do yourself a favor here and grab the a variant or variants because they will be going for a premium for a while. Get them graded to make an absolute killing in return funds. A 9.8 or higher here will command some nice cash.

 

Here are some other Cool Comics to check out this coming Wednesday…

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See You next week

Invest Wisely

Jay Katz

 

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 8-5-09

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The Marvels Project will be a Hot item this week. Do not miss this comic! This comic plus more Hot Picks just a click away…

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jmichaelstraczynskisfirstcomicworkteentitansspotlight13_5dolls.gif The Red Circle: The Hangman #1 (One Shot) 
The DC solicit reads something like this ‘J. Michael Straczynski dives into the DC Universe at last.’ Well if DC was paying attention they would have realized that this is not the first time he has jumped into the pool. Although DC makes it seem like he hasn’t been here before, the fact is he has. 1987 was
the year J.M. made his debut with the DC Universe, not 2009. A book by the title of Teen Titans Spotlight #13 is not only his first DC work but his first comic book work. Grab this little nugget for only $5. Great buy and hold here.

 

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The Marvels Project #1  Witness the origin of
the Marvel Universe brought to you by the creators who killed Captain America
(he’s back now) Steve Epting and Ed Brubaker. Do yourself a favor here and grab a variant or variants because they will be going for a premium for a while. Get them graded to make an absolute killing in return funds. A 9.8 or higher here will command some nice cash.
 

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Batman & Robin #3  Red hot series continues
and shows no signs of slowing down.
 

 

 

 

Here are some other Comics to check out this Wednesday…. 

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See You Next Week.

Invest Wisely.

Jay K atz