Best Comic Covers Of The Week 4-12-17

New comic book release day 4/12/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week. Listed below is the comic book with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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American Gods Shadows #2 – David Mack
X-Men Blue #1 – Skottie Young
Old Man Logan #21 – Andrea Sorrentino
Spawn #272 – Todd McFarlane

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Buy/Bid – American #2 – David Mack

Buy/Bid – X-Blue #1 – Skottie Young

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

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Buy/Bid – Gwenpool #14 – Mattina

Buy/Bid – DP/Pun #1 – Shalvey

Buy/Bid – JLA #4 – Reis & Prado

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

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Buy/Bid – Weapon X #1 – Dale Keown

Buy/Bid – GOTG #19 – Deodato Jr.

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

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Buy/Bid – Wonder Woman #20 – Frison

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Top 5 Hot Picks #108

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

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

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

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Buy/Bid – MCP #72

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

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New Comics #470 – Video

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

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InvestComics Hot Picks #470

InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week. Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
This week, new comic book release day 4/12/17.

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

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

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

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

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

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InvestComics Hot Picks #253

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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks for new comic releases on 1-23-13.

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Marvel is going with the release of two number 1 issues this week, both team books. First we have Young Avengers (2012 2nd Series) #1. The series will put together Wiccan, Hulkling, Marvel Boy, Ms. America amongst others. All the first appearances here are obviously very affordable and easy finds. So with that, Wiccan’s first appearance could be found in within the pages of Young Avengers #7, Hulkling’s is in Young Avengers #1. Ms. America’s first is in Marvel Now’s! Vengeance #1. The best offer out of the above mentioned characters has to go to Marvel Boy. This particular Marvel Boy that appears in the latest Young Avengers book first appeared in his self titles book Marvel Boy #1 (2000). The great catch with this Marvel Knights comic is Grant Morrison writes and J.G. Jones Pencils. A nice creative team to say the least.

The second team to cover this week is Uncanny X-Force (2012 2nd Series) #1. This series packs more punch with their ensemble. For starters there is Storm. Storm first appeared in the legendary Giant Size X-Men #1 (1975). The first appearance of the new X-Men…..and Storm. At a mere $1500 in the aftermarket, it really is an undervalued book at the moment. More so, the CGC market has seen almost 4100 of these comics graded. Not much bang for your buck here unless you can pull off the elusive 9.8 grade. Only 86 have been graded in this area. Now that is some nice cash waiting for you if you can find a high non-graded at the $1500 mark. Get your hands on a copy of the Giant Size X-Men #1 if you can. Not so much for the Storm first appearance, but for the New X-Men. Psylocke is also a part of the Uncanny X-Force team and New Mutants Annual #2 (1986) is the spot to find her first appearance. The attraction to this comic however is the same as Marvel Boy #1, the creators. Written by Chris Claremont, with art by Alan Davis. A relatively easy to find comic and in some cases in the one dollar bins at your local comic shop. Puck of the highly underrated Alpha Flight team will be on the team as well. Here’s the scoop on Puck’s first appearance. Alpha Flight was a tremendously popular comic back in the early 80’s, much to do with the popularity of both the team and John Byrne. It was also a time when print runs were a bit high. An Alpha Flight comic never commanded the aftermarket the way it should have. Alpha Flight #1 (1983) peaked out at the $15 mark at one time. I have personally seen at a few conventions almost an entire long box of number one issues selling at a buck a piece. There are simply too many of these comics floating around. Here is another indicator as to why the market is not so kind to Alpha Flight #1. There are about 462 graded issues right now out there. 263 of them are graded a 9.8! That’s a bit top heavy. If there were lower print runs, this comic would gain the respect it needs in the aftermarket, but for now it remains a great comic to read through, put away and wait another 80 years for it to have any sort of value. When Marvel does get around to making that Alpha Flight movie, you better have all of those Alpha Flight #1 issues ready to blow out. The first appearance in the Uncanny X-Men would be the one to get……but another time for that. The villain known as Spiral will be a part of the Uncanny X-Force team. Spiral first appeared in Longshot #1. A onetime very hot sought after comic. Not so much these days, but you can still find it on Ebay for a smaller price than it was about 12 years ago. So go grab it. This one time hot character will eventually be hot again. You should get on the ground floor here. Granted there are 53 9.8 graded books, but there are only 97 submitted. Meaning if you get a high grade, you can flip it easier because not that many are graded overall. Get your paws on some great copies of the beautiful artistry from Art Adams at $8/$10 and grade them. Sell a few, hold onto a few. Wrapping up the X-Force crew here we have Bishop and Cluster. The same applies for Bishop as did Puck, but worse. Great character, great comic, too many available. Uncanny X-Men #282 (1991) was the beginning of the end for the speculative market back in the 90’s. Way too many to be had or worth anyone’s while in the aftermarket nowadays. 25 cent boxes at the local convention….happy hunting. Should take you about 4 seconds to find it. And finally, Cluster; is actually a character spawned from Fantomex. Fantomex first appears in New X-Men #128 (2002).

InvestComics had a special Hot Picks section that ran in the Hot Picks 10-3-12 article. Within that section included a bunch of steamy X-Men covers from past to present. This week Marvel is at it again with Wolverine and the X-Men (2011) #24. Take a look at the past article right HERE if you’d like.

DC’s Batwoman (2011 2nd Series) #16 will be introducing a new hero. That’s always fun and exciting. NOTE: Be sure to pick up any of the first appearances within the New 52 because eventually one of these characters is going to hit big. Birds of Prey (2011 3rd Series) #16 will bring in a new member to the board named Strix; of the Court of Owls. She first appeared in Batgirl #9 (New 52). The Blue Beetle (2011 3rd Series) #16 comic (final issue) will lead right into the new series called THRESHOLD (not sure if the new series will be in all uppercase, or if DC added the dramatic CAPS to It. the suspense is killing me!).

And this week we wrap up with telling y’all to be sure to check out Answer (2012 Dark Horse) #1, looks very interesting.

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The Future of X-MEN Is Marvel NOW!

 XMen_1_CoverThe Future of X-MEN Is Marvel NOW!Superstars Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel Storm Comic Shops With A New Mutant Team! New York. NY—January 14th, 2013— This April, Storm, Rogue, Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, Rogue & Psylocke redefine what it means to be a Child of the Arom  in X-Men #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series by  the blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Wood (Ultimate Comics X-Men) and artist Oliver Coipel (Avengers VS. X-Men)! As part of Marvel NOW!, X-Men  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike! An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to Earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the Earth’s survival…or its destruction! With an imminent alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister around the corner, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life in the Marvel Universe! “This April, double X marks the spot,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “The most popular and powerful female mutants will band together to form a team that’s much more than the sum of its parts, battling for stakes that couldn’t be higher.  It’s a mind-bending, heart-pumping, thought-provoking saga that only Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel could tell.” Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With X-Men, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of a brand new team. “How perfect is this?  A phenomenal cast of iconic women, powerful, beautiful, multi-faceted characters… this is the X-Men to me, and I’m writing a series to match,” said writer Brian Wood. “ This is an action comic with classic villains like Mark 1 Sentinels, as well as new twists on others (Sublime has a sister?). I love the X-Men – I have since my time on Generation X twelve years ago – and this is kind of as good as it gets for me.  And if I do my job right, it’ll be the same for X-Men fans.  And wait ’till the last page of #1, when ****** ********* shows up.” Each issue of X-Men includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Additionally, each issue of X-Men  features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost. “Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.” An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new team! This is X-Men NOW! This April, Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel usher in a new age for Mutantkind in X-Men #1! For more on Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.comand join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW. *Retailers should keep an eye on the Marvel Mailer and Diamond daily for special announcements concerning Marvel NOW! X-MEN #1
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Within the new releases this week at your local comic shop. You may see the latest magazine issue of Fangoria magazine #314. That magazine was part of my childhood and I’m very proud to say that I was interviewed within the magazine for the latest release of Blue Waters Vincent Price House of Horrors #1 that I wrote. So pick it up this week along with the rest of your stack of comics. Thanks for your support!

Over at the InvestComics You tube channel, 2 new videos to check out. The latest FFFIC episode #45 still has the super cool contest going on. Win a FREE one year subscription to Marvel Super-Heroes magazine from Disney magazines! Eight issues in all! Thanks Disney! All you have to do is watch the video right HERE and tweet the tweet! The second video is courtesy of everyone’s favorite new reviewer on the InvestComics You tube channel; Amber of Booze, Cooze and reviews. Regarding the show, Amber recently received high praise from the one and only Gail Simone!! How cool is that?! See what all the fuss is about right HERE, but huge WARNING here, EXPLICT LANGUGE. If easily offended, move along.  And thanks Gail!!

On to the Hot Picks this week!

Just as Marvel announced this week the All New Captain Marvel #1 will be a female character we get the resurgence in Secret Avengers #27 of the “male” version of Captain Marvel. Hmmm….okay. Anyway the bang for your buck will most definitely be the original male counterpart here. With the big tease at the end of the Avengers movie (credits), there is no reason to think that Marvel will not explore their Cosmic Universe as already spoken about right here on InvestComics Hot Picks last week. That said, The Marvel Super-Heroes Featuring Captain Marvel #12 (1967) is still a work in progress, soon to be hot commodity that will see upticks over the next couple years. We highly doubt that if Marvel will begin their approach into the Cosmo’s that Captain Marvel will land there as a female character. Not that there is anything wrong with having a female, but movie goers will probably receive a male lead easier than that of a female when it comes to super heroes. History on the big screen says so. Catwoman, Elektra….you get the point. The female super hero makes for a fantastic addition to a team or partner, Storm, Black Widow, Elektra….you get the point. If you can snag the first appearance of the Kree Captain Marvel for $125, you have yourself a nice addition to your collection.

The West Coast Avengers make their way into Hulk Smash Avengers #4. The West Coast Avengers first appeared in 1984’s West Coast Avengers #1. The team went on to have their ongoing in 1985 that lasted 9 years and ended at issue #102. Nice run there! With all of the hoopla surrounding the Avengers movie, expect to see more of this team in the future.

Astonishing X-Men #50 promises an ending that will be “the most talked about moment of the year”. Okay we’ll see about that….

DC Comics introduces a new villain in Superman #9. She is wearing a silly shirt though.

Rob Liefeld takes over art duties in The Savage Hawkman #9. Nice cover Rob.

Justice League Dark #9 introduces a new team roster, with major changes reverberating throughout the DC Universe during this arc. We’ll see about this as well…..

A new Batman series hits this week. Batman Incorporated #1. Should be a great start here.

There are two number one issues you may want to check out this week, Dark Horse’s Resident Alien #1 and IDW’s Godzilla #1. And for those interested, Godzilla first appeared within the comic book world way back in 1977’s Godzilla King of Monsters #1 from Marvel. The comic was penciled by legend Herb Trimpe! Twenty dollars will get you this little gem.

That’s it for this week. Lastly, the InvestComics Hot Picks Chicks will be here appearing again soon (lots of them!).

Scroll through the covers of the week below.

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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