Top 5 Hot Picks #111

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 #473 and new comics coming this Wednesday 5/3/17.

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Spider-Gwen #19 – A possible introduction of a new character. Writer Jason Latour and artist Robbi Rodriguez.
Youngblood #1 – 25 years ago Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood was introduced. Now they’re back in a new number one issue. Written by Chad Bowers and art by Jim Towe.
Stained #1 – 451 Studios will be going to a second print. Sold out on the distributor level. Written by David Baron and art by Yusuf Idris.
Pestilence #1 – Writer Frank Tieri has a hit on his hands. The variant cover market is a bit bonkers and AfterShock Comics will probably have to go back to the presses.
Amazing Age #1Croak #1, Lilith Dark #1Adam Wreck #1  – Alterna Comics grabbing that time machine and taking comic fans back. Come along for the ride as Alterna Comics releases FOUR new comics in the old school ‘comic paper’ format. We love it.

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #473.

Buy/Bid Now – Batman #22

Buy/Bid Now – Superman #22

Buy/Bid Now – Secret Empire #1

All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy #1
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #1
Black Bolt #1
Secret Empire #1
Jean Grey #1
Superman #22
Batman #22
Bane Conquest #1
Injustice 2 #1
Cyberforce Artifacts #0 (2016)
The Damned #1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Funko Universe
Little Nightmares #1
Catalyst Prime Noble #1
Eternal Empire #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 5-3-17

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New comic book release day 5/3/17. 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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Bane Conquest #1 – Graham Nolan
Youngblood #1 – David Finch
Superman #22 – Jorge Jimenez
Spider-Gwen #19 – Robbi Rodriguez

Buy/Bid – Bane ConQ #1 – Nolan

Buy/Bid – Youngblood #1 – Finch

Buy/Bid – Superman #22 – Jimenez

Buy/Bid – Spider-Gwen #19 – Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Batman #22 – Jason Fabok
Spider-Man #16 – Patrick Brown
Spider-Man 2099 #23 – Francesco Mattina
Black Bolt #1 – Christian Ward

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Buy/Bid – Batman #22 – Fabok

Buy/Bid – Spider-Man #16 – Brown

Buy/Bid – Spider 2099 #23 – Mattina

Buy/Bid – Black Bolt #1 – Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Black Bolt #1 – Christian Ward
Stained #1 – JOCK
Reggie and Me #5 – Jim Towe
Nightwing #20 – Javi Fernandez

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Buy/Bid – Black Bolt #1 – Ward

Buy/Bid – Stained #1 – Jock

Buy/Bid – Reggie and Me #5 – Towe

Buy/Bid – Nightwing #20 – Fernandez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All New Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 – Aaron Kuder
Hawkeye #6 – Julian Totino Tedesco
Slapstick #6 – David Nakayama
Jean Grey #1 – Stephanie Hans

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Buy/Bid – New GOTG #1 – Kuder

Buy/Bid – Hawkeye #6 – Tedesco

Buy/Bid – Slapstick #6 – Nakayama

Buy/Bid – Jean Grey #1 – Hans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Faith #11 – Kano
Nova #6 – Dan Mora

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InvestComics Hot Picks #473

InvestComics Hot Picks 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 5/3/17.

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As the new Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 movie hits, so does a new GOTG comic book(s) and cash cow Disney. Marvel will go on a twice monthly schedule with the ‘All-New’ title. The All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 is brought to you by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Aaron Kuder. The same Wednesday sees an all-star duo on Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #1, writer Jim Starlin and artist Alan Davis. You have a movie to watch and two comics to buy.
Black Bolt gets his first solo series this week; Black Bolt #1, written by Saladin Ahmed and art by Christian Ward. We cannot help ourselves but to say, this series will come to a halt soon enough. Not because of anything bad really, but when the Inhumans television series comes out, a new number one will be presented. It’ll be (insert sarcasm here) Black Bolts’ second solo series!
Fanboys can begin their descend upon that mountain-top since climbing up there quite a few months ago. Secret Empire #1 comes out this Wednesday. Well the descend will be a bit slow because Marvel will probably push the proverbial envelope just a tad more before finally bringing Cap back to the Jedi side. The dark side has not only consumed our beloved Steve Rogers, but the fanbase have lost their minds dealing with Cap playing for Hydra this whole time, thus bring them to a dark place in their lives. Here’s the thing, and we were the first to say it when Steve uttered those words ‘ Hail Hydra’. Storytelling is subjective guys/gals. Anyone can devise a story and bring it forward, as long as it brings fannies back to the book to turn that page. Besides it doesn’t really matter at the end of the day because, we all know Cap is true Red, White and Blue and he will in fact be back eventually. Can we all relax a bit here? Let the story play out. Wait for the big hoopla 51 variant covers from Captain America’s new number one issue. It’s the 51 variants fans should be more annoyed about. Secret Empire #1; writer Nick Spencer, art Steve McNiven.
So many debuts from Marvel this week. Jean Grey #1; written by Dennis Hopeless and art by Victor Ibanez.
Spider-Gwen #19 will introduce a new character. Jason Latour (writer) and Robbi Rodriguez (artist) still doing their Spider-Gwen thing.

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Buy/Bid Now – Spider-Gwen #19

Buy/Bid Now – GOTG #1

Buy/Bid Now – GOTG Entropy #1

Buy/Bid Now – Secret Empire #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A possible first appearance/introduction in Superman #22? Maybe, but the Jorge Jimenez Superboy cover though….nice.
Batman #22 will have that special lenticular cover. Third of four comics to have this. Read our thoughts on these covers (and variants in general) in last weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #472.
Bane begins a twelve-issue maxi-series. (The 80’s old timers will know what a maxi-series is). Bane Conquest #1 written by Chuck Dixon and art by Graham Nolan.
Injustice 2 #1 takes place right before the Injustice 2 video game release. Written by Tom Taylor and art by Juan Albarran.

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Buy/Bid Now – Bane CNQ #1

Buy/Bid Now – Secret Empire #1

Buy/Bid Now – Superman #22

Buy/Bid Now – Jean Grey #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood is coming back. The original Youngblood #1 came out in 1992. That’s 25 years ago. Feel old yet? The new series is written by Chad Bowers and art by Jim Towe. Artist Jim Towe is a a newbie in this business. His first comic book work (minus the hardcover book) came in December of 2016; Cyberforce Artifacts #0. Oh yea, and David Finch doing his amazing homage cover thing too.

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Buy/Bid Now – Batman 22

Buy/Bid Now – Black Bolt #1

Buy/Bid Now – YB 1992 #1

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Alterna Comics turns back the clock on four brand new comics this Wednesday. Check out the ‘old comic book print’ from yesteryear (80’s/90’s the last time we felt and saw this comic print). Must check out Amazing Age #1; Writer Matthew David Smith, art by Christine Brunson (InvestComics ad on the inside! Send us your copy if you want it signed!). Croak #1; Writer Cody Andrew Sousa and art by Dezi Sienty. Lilith Dark #1; Writer/Artist Charles C Dowd. Adam Wreck #1; Writer/Artist Michael S Bracco.

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Buy/Bid Now – Amz Age #1

Buy/Bid Now – Croak #1

Buy/Bid Now – Adam Wreck #1

Buy/Bid Now – Lilith Dark #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aftershock Comics new series; Pestilence #1, is written by Frank ‘The Great’ Tieri and illustrated by Oleg Okunev. The aftermarket is a bit bonkers over the variants.
451 Media Group is back with a new number one comic. Lead character Emma London; hired Bounty hunter/half machine. Stained #1; Written by David Baron and art by Yusuf Idris. A JOCK cover too. Yes we love that! The Steve Morris cover is nice as well.
The Damned #1 (Oni Press). Written by Cullen Bunn and art by Brian Hurtt.

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Stained #1 JOCK

Stained #1 Morris

The Damned #1

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Funko Pop toys are hot. Funko Pop on variant comic covers? Okay, lets. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Funko Universe (IDW).
Little Nightmares #1 (Titan Books); Writers Alex Paknadel/Dan Watters and art by Aaron Alexovich.
Catalyst Prime Noble #1 (Lion Forge); Written by Brandon Thomas, art by Rogers Robinson.
Eternal Empire #1 (Image Comics). Writers Jonathan Luna (art) and Sarah Vaughn.

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Buy/Bid – Catalyst #1

Buy/Bid – Cyberforce #1

Buy/Bid – Injustice 2 #1

Buy/Bid – Eternal #1

Buy/Bid – Nightmares #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics – Video #473

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A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 5/3/17. 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 #347

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 11/26/14

2116199 2116208 2116412There will be plenty of new reading material and speculation material to check out this Wednesday. A bunch of number one issues make their way to the InvestComics Hot Picks this week.

The Spider-Man family makes their impact felt with sale numbers. Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors (2014) Marvel Universe #1 Is already not available at a major on line comic shop, which means the book is already making waves. Scarlet Spiders (2014) #1 is just about sold out at Diamond, so definitely a book to get your hands on. And Spider-Man 2099 (2014) #6 continues the highly successful Spider-Verse story line. A good week indeed for the Spider-Man universe and fans alike.

Death comes in two’s this week. Check out Deathstroke (2014 DC 2nd Series) #2 this week. It has the new character Odysseus as its 1399804_xl 2114075 2116268focal point and artist Tony Daniel continues to kill it. And why is Mr. Daniel still not a superstar is beyond comprehension. He was mentioned here on InvestComics many years ago during his spectacular Batman run. He was mentioned many times thereafter. This guy is a superstar, so lets all start paying attention and act accordingly. No reason why fans should be able to just walk up to this guy during a comic convention (no line). Deathlok #1 showed some strong sales as is Deathlok (2014 4th Series) #2. Deathlok right now is a hot comic. The big question will be; can the character hold his own? Will the hammer fall down on this series eventually? Hopefully not.

Batman Eternal writer Ray Fawkes gives fans a new Batman flavor this week; Gotham By Midnight (2014) #1An awesome $20 variant by Andrea Sorrentino accompanies the new release.

2059172 2061308 Darkseid will be DC’s answer to Marvel’s Thanos eventually down the road on the big screen. Besides getting his first appearance, which still has upside if bought at a normal rate and not an inflated one, a collector should be gathering up early appearances of Darkseid. This week in Infinity Man and the Forever People (2014) #5 readers will be treated to Mecha-Darkseid. Don’t really recall seeing too much of Mecha-Darkseid around……

Secret Origins (2014) 3rd Series #7 hits on the origins of The Huntress, The Flash, and Superboy. Always a great read and interesting tidbits you may not have known about your favorite characters.

Two giant comics to have on your radar this week, The amazingly hot Enormous (2014) Ongoing #5 and then there is that company that InvestComics has been telling readers about for quite a while now; Action Lab Entertainment. These guys are putting out some quality. 2115281 2116991Check out Planet Gigantic (2014 Action Lab) #1. Sales are looking at a sold out comic very soon. It’s just a matter of time before one of these Action Lab comics completely blows up.

Hawkeye’s Matt Fraction brings his own creation to Image Comics this Wednesday. The far out experience is called Ody-C (2014 Images) #1. The colors dude, some many colors……

Other number one issues to check out this week; Toe Tag Riot (2014 Black Mask) #1, Separators (2014) #1, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014 Boom) #1, Madman In Your Face 3D Special (2014 Image) #1, and Angry Birds Transformers (2014 IDW) #1.

See you soon. Invest wisely.

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DC’s SUPERMAN FAMILY April Solicits

DC’s the SOURCE blog has added the SUPERMAN family April Solicits. Looks the return of Silver Banshee, a rebooted Brainiac (which is a shame, ’cause Geoff Johns only just rebooted him in the Old DCU), and the WILDSTORM UNIVERSE invades superan’s world with Helspont and the Daemonites in SUPERMAN and GEN 13’s GRUNGE in Superboy, where FAIRCHILD is already a cast member.


ACTION COMICS #8

Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT
Cover by RAGS MORALES
Variant cover by GARY FRANK
1:200 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
On sale APRIL 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
It’s the epic 30-page conclusion of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ majestic opening storyline! $3.99 gets you front row seats to the ascension of the DC Universe’s first Super Hero as The Man of Steel goes toe to tentacle with the all-new Brainiac for the final fate of Metropolis!
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.


SUPERMAN #8

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Superman, agent of the Daemonites?! How has Helspont bent The Man of Steel to his will?

(Not final cover)

SUPERBOY #8
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Well, that rescue mission didn’t go exactly as planned…and things have only gotten worse for Superboy, as N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s plans for him and the Teen Titans take a deadly turn! If he wants to keep his head, he’s gonna have to take down another dangerous young metahuman for them: the bruiser once known as Grunge!


SUPERGIRL #8

Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by GEORGE PEREZ and BOB WIACEK
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As the NYPD hunt her down, Supergirl takes refuge with a new friend named Siobhan. While Supergirl may have temporarily escaped her troubles, Siobhan’s are just about to catch up with her: the curse of the Silver Banshee has risen, and this time it’s brought its family with it…
Don’t miss this special issue featuring artwork by comics legend George Pérez!

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 9-14-11 (DC Comics Relaunch Special Part 2)

Welcome to InvestComics Comic Hot Picks for the second part of our DC Relaunch Specials.

Last week DC owned the comic shops across the globe. This week, and the following weeks ahead will be no different. As we did last week, InvestComics will cover every number one issue including first appearances, number one issues, and the collector’s price for each. Once again, a special thanks to Comics Price Guide.com for providing the pricing for the wonderful crop of comics this week. We’ll keep the trend in Part 2 here and go from High to Low…..

Two words, Green Lantern. Two more words, Geoff Johns. There is absolutely no denying what Geoff johns has done for this character. Green Lantern is a force within the DC Universe and so are these numbers coming up. Reach deep in those pockets friends.

Green Lantern #1 – We’re going to cover most of the Lanterns first appearances for you! The drop off from the very first Lantern to the second is quite alarming. Actually, the drop off between each of the Lantern’s is quite noticeable. The first ever Lantern came with Alan Scott bearing the ring in All American Comics #16 1940. This comic is 71 years old. 71 years of age for a human being is not old age in today’s society in some cases, considering the conditioning of some folks in this day in age, but for a comic book? That’s old! To own a piece of the oldest ring bearer out there, you’re looking at least $300,000. Looking to save a few bucks? Look for the fan favorite second Lantern Hal Jordan in Showcase #22 from 1959. Only 19 years later and coming in some 275 thousand cheaper! Yes that’s right, GL Hal cost $25,000. Guy Gardner first appearance is Green Lantern #59 1968. Gil Kane art in this issue for only $280. Next up we have the first appearance of the first African American Green Lantern John Stewart in GL #87 from 1971. As Guy Gardner’s first comic was penciled by a legend, John Stewart’s was also penciled by a legend, Neal Adams. Only $180 for this one. We’ll round out the list with Kyle Rayner. Kyle’s first appearance was in GL #48 (1994) for only $6.

Legion Lost #1 – Adventure Comics #247 (1958) has the first appearance of Legion for what seems like an expensive $14000.

Superboy #1 – The majority of society will probably know that Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1. Well what about the “boy”? As in Superboy? Wonder no more, InvestComics has it covered. The first Superboy appeared in 1945 in a comic called More Fun Comics #101. A comparison of the first Superman and Superboy comics would be ridiculous and besides, they aren’t even in the same Krypton galaxy as far as pricing goes. Pony up $12,000 and that’ll get you the 1st Superboy. Pony up $1.6 million….well you know what that’ll get ya.

Suicide Squad #1 – Get the Squads first in Brave and the Bold #25 (1959) for $750. Like Legions first, this too seems a bit on the heavy side.

Demon Knights #1 – Does this title belong in the Marvel Knights line? Get Demon’s  1st appearance in his self titled “Jack King Kirby” Demon #1 (1972) for $60. This comic should be on any collectors buy list. If it’s not in your collection, it should be.

Deathstroke #1 – Speaking of being on your “buy list”, The New Teen Titans #2 (1980) should be on there. This nugget happened to be at the very beginning of the decade that began the craziness of the collectors market. The good thing about this comic is that it missed the overprinting, 800 variant, 3D, glow in the dark covers era. It’s a scarce copy of a comic that features an extremely underrated DC Universe character. Why Deathstroke is not as big if not bigger than Marvel’s Deadpool is a huge mystery. Maybe this number one issue will breathe some life into this character that it so richly deserves. Maybe a movie DC? Hello? Chop chop……. At only $48, this comic is THE InvestComics DC Relaunch Special Hot Pick of the week!

Here’s the rest of the pack, at single digit prices.

 

Batman and Robin #1 – Deciding not to go with Batman and Robin’s first team up, we’ll save that for Tim’s first appearance, but for now we’ll look at Robin in THIS book; Damian. Damian’s first appearance (as a baby) is in 1987’s Batman Son of the Demon – one shot($6). Resurrection Man #1 – 1st appeared with his self titled book in 1997 with character Mitchell Shelly. Pick this up for $5. Batwoman #1 – Kate Kane dons the costume in the latest female bat book. Check out Kate Kane’s first appearance in 52 #9(2006). Then Kate wears that sexy outfit for the first time 2 issues later in 52 #11(2006). Both comics are $4 each. Mr. Terrific #1 – Mr. Terrific? Was this comic really necessary? Anyway, find The Spectre #54 (1997) and you’ll be the proud owner the first Michael Holt, a.k.a Mr. Terrific. Red Lanterns #1 – Atrocitus leads the way in the new Red Lantern book. Check out the first appearance of big A in Green Lantern 28 (2008) a la’ Geoff Johns.  Get this little gem for only $3.

And rounding out this week with a look in the $1 bin, Grifter #1 –  Jim Lee’s WildC.A.T.s Covert Action Teams #1 (1992) earns you a first appearance of Grifter. Then the final piece of this DC Relaunch madness is Frankenstein Agent of Shade #1. Wow Frankenstein? Really?? Maybe Mr. Terrific had something to do with this. Check out DC’s first Frankie in Detective Comics #195 (1948) for $1200. (Editor note:Frankenstein 1st appearance was a late correction)

That’s it for this week. We’ll see you next week with another round of InvestComics Comic Hot Picks DC Relaunch Special.

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

 

DC #1s for the SUPER-family, SUICIDE SQUAD, and BLUE BEETLE.

DC has announced some more #1s (are there any more? I dunno) Including the SUPERMAN family books,  with two decidedly different takes on the Man of Steel by Perez and Morrison/Morales, A new SUICIDE SQUAD with some decidedly different takes on KING SHARK, DEADHSOT, and HARLEY QUINN, and a one title that has this IC reporter in a quandry…I LOVE Tony Bedard’s writing (and he’s a good guy), but we all know I’m a TED KORD guy. Well, Tony Bedard is writing the new BLUE BEETLE ongoing…and it’s Jaime Reyes as Beetle. Now, when I expressed my mixed feelings on facebook, Tony graciously thanked me for my compliments to him, and simply asked that I “…give Jaime a chance.”

So, we’ll see. But I still miss you, Ted!

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A new era of DC Comics begins as the longest-running monthly comic of all time releases its first issue #1 since 1938.

This September, New York Times bestselling writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) joins with sensational artist Rags Morales to bring you tales of The Man of Tomorrow unlike any you’ve ever read before in ACTION COMICS #1. This momentous first issue will set in motion the history of the DC Universe as Superman defends a world that doesn’t trust their first Super Hero.

The first Action Comics #1 is now the most sought-after comic book of all time. This September, one of comics’ most imaginative storytellers will make history again in Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ ACTION COMICS #1.

Superman #1: The Man of Tomorrow, Today

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What is Superman’s startling new status quo? How does it affect his friends, loved ones and his job at The Daily Planet? Find out in SUPERMAN #1, written by legendary comics creator George Perez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, NEW TEEN TITANS and WONDER WOMAN) and illustrated by Jesus Merino.

Supergirl #1 and Superboy #1: The New Superman Family

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Supergirl’s got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman and none of his affection for the people of Earth. Writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson (Smallville, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) will team up with artist Mahmud Asrar to give a new take on the teenager from Krypton in SUPERGIRL #1.

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They thought he was just a failed experiment, grown from a combination of Kryptonian and human DNA. But when the scope of his stunning powers was revealed, he became a deadly weapon. SUPERBOY #1 will be written by Scott Lobdell with art by R.B. Silva and Rob Lean.

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It’s not easy being Jaime Reyes. He has to deal with high school, family and all the drama that comes with being a teenager. Also, he’s linked to a powerful scarab created by an alien race who seek to subjugate planets – or annihilate them. It’s up to one teen hero to turn this instrument of destruction into a force for good in BLUE BEETLE #1, written by Tony Bedard (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) and illustrated by Ig Guara (FLASHPOINT: GRODD OF WAR) and Ruy Jose.

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Harley Quinn! Deadshot! King Shark! They’re a team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous – they’re sheer suicide! Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? Find out in SUICIDE SQUAD #1, written by Adam Glass (FLASHPOINT: LEGION OF DOOM) with art by Marco Rudy (THE SHIELD).

SUPERBOY #7 PREVIEW

DC has offered up this peek at today’s SUPERBOY #7, in which Kon-El wakes up to discover that apparently he’s done a bad bad thing.

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE; Art by MARCO RUDY; Cover by KARL KERSCHL

Ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Well, have you ever woken up to discover that you’ve given in to your evil side and taken over your hometown? Superboy has. And as much as he wishes it were just a dream, the stakes are all too real! Guest-starring Lex Luthor, Tim Drake, and introducing “The New Titans!”

  • 32pg.
  • Color
  • $2.99 US

On Sale May 4, 2011

ACTION COMICS #900 PREVIEW

DC is offering this sneak peek at this week’s ACTION COMICS #900. It’s…dare I say…Action packed! Plus, it’s one of this week’s InvestComics HOT PICKS.

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Written by PAUL CORNELL, RICHARD DONNER, DAVID GOYER, DAMON LINDELOF and more; Art by PETE WOODS, JESUS MERINO and more; Cover by DAVID FINCH; 1:5 Variant cover A by ADAM HUGHES; 1:5 Variant cover B by ALEX ROSS

Superman returns to ACTION COMICS just in time for the title’s historic 900th issue, which clocks in at 100 pages! Everything Paul Cornell and Pete Woods have been building to over the last year culminates here in the ultimate Superman vs. Lex Luthor battle! But that’s not all – this story will lay the grounds for an insanely epic story coming out this summer in the pages of ACTION!

Plus, an incredible roster of guest talent help us celebrate this landmark issue, including the screenwriter of The Dark Knight, David Goyer; famed Superman: The Movie director Richard Donner; the co-creator of Lost, Damon Lindelof; and the creative team behind the hit DC UNIVERSE ONLINE game!

SUPERBOY #6 PREVIEW

Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s SUPERBOY #6, the latest chapter in THE REIGN OF DOOMSDAY.

SUPERBOY #6 Written by JEFF LEMIRE; Art by MARCO RUDY; Cover by EDDY BARROWS & J.P. MAYER

The epic “Reign of Doomsday” crossover hits SUPERBOY! How will the Kid of Steel defeat the monster that managed to kill the Man of Steel? And what is Doomsday’s ultimate goal in attacking all these members of the Super-family? The mysteries deepen as Act I of this story rockets towards its conclusion!

  • Superman
  • 32pg.
  • Color
  • $2.99 US

On Sale April 13, 2011

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 3-9-11

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We’re off to the races this week. Well not really, but Superboy and kid Flash are! More on that in a bit. Last week InvestComics Comic Hot Picks mentioned that Martin Pierro of Comic Times was going to appear on InvestComics TV. Instead Letter extraordinaire Jaymes Reed appeared! So THIS Wednesday, guess who is appearing on InvestComics TV? That’s right Martin Pierro of Cosmic Times! Great company, great comics, and a great guy.

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DC has a race going on this week. It’s Superboy vs. Kid Flash. It’s the first time they will ever race. And from the looks of the previews pages on InvestComics, right here, it looks like it’s going to be a blast. DC first had a famous race back in 1967 in Superman #199. This classic issue is the 2 fastest heroes in the DC Universe going head to head in the very first race ever, Superman vs. Flash. The famous issue and race will cost you about $600, a beauty of an issue to have within your collection.

Marvel’s hostile takeover of CrossGen Entertainment finally comes to light this week. No it wasn’t a hostile takeover, just sounded cool. Marvel bought the rights to all of CrossGen’s property. This week Marvel tackles their first CrossGen character, Sigil. All of the CrossGen characters first appeared in CrossGen Genesis. That nifty little comic is only $8, while Sigil’s first solo comic, which first arrived as a customer review copy as Sigil #1 goes for $5. With Marvel at the helm, and with these strong character backgrounds that CrossGen put together, IF Marvel maintains the strength of this line, Sky’s the limit here. Look for an expansion into cartoons and even movies. So for $8 you receive full ownership of the first appearance of every CrossGen character. Not a bad buy at all.

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More secrets abound in New Avengers #10. Don’t miss it! And everyone’s favorite black costume is back. Venom #1 comes out this Wednesday. Does he deserve his own book? We’ll see…..

That’s it for this week…..And this Wednesday, Martin Pierro of Cosmic Times on InvestComics TV. Check it out!


Invest Wisely

Jay Katz 

-Last Week’s investComics TV episode with Jaymes Reed. For more great interviews, go to InvestComics TV right now!


InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 11-3-10

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Amazing Spider-Man #647 will bring the “Brand New Day” story to a close. What will be the end game with this storyline? We wait with anticipation! Speaking of anticipation, one of Marvel’s baddest villains has his own number issue coming out this week. Check out Bullseye: Perfect Game #1 from the awesome team of  Charlie Huston, Shawn Martinbrough, and Tim Bradstreet. Bullseye’s first appearance came back in 1976 in Daredevil #131. This will only set you back $120 if you want it. A very popular but underrated villain from the Daredevil gallery for $120 is a bargain. Look for the Perfect Game book to have a good Wednesday, especially from a creative team as good as it gets.
A new X team book will be arriving, and you should check it out. Generation Hope #1 will be a quick sellout, so get your copy quick if you don’t feel like reading a second print.
DC’s extra sized Batman Confidential #50 brings Jerry Bingham back to a Batman book since 2006. Jerry did the Batman: Son of the Demon book. If you to check out Jerry Bingham’s Demon book, it’ll only cost you $6. Superboy goes for his fourth go around with Superboy Vol 4 #1. Look for this series to start off very hot like the previous 3 did. And finally, The Boys #48 pays some nice homage to Miller’s Dark Knight.  

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See you next week, Invest wisely.

Jay Katz