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InvestComics Hot Picks #337

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(Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used as the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing and have fun.)

InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 9/17/14

HP91714_ICPICS (4)We’re back from the Baltimore Comic Con last week. Good show. Our man Rafael “Doc” Rosario will have an in-depth look into all of the shows that InvestComics has covered this year. Look for that article after we do one of our final shows at the New York Comic Con!

Has anyone noticed lately that Archie Comics have made it onto the InvestComics Hot Picks more often than not these days? And for good reason too. Archie Comics has brought readers Kevin Keller; the first openly gay character, zombie Archie, the death of Archie, and then Kevin Keller as the first openly gay superhero in Riverdale, and they also are bringing a new “serious/dark” imprint called Dark Circle. Each and every one of these comics not only brought readers some great material, but also a return on their investment as well. If the speculator listened to InvestComics, they would have bought and sold the aforementioned comics in a quick fashion as suggested, thus making some extra cash. I informed the readers of this column a few articles ago that the Kevin Keller #14 Variant cover (Dark Knight) was one of those comics to grab and flip. It was not only a hard variant to get a hold of, not only a fantastic homage cover to Frank Miller, but it was Kevin Keller’s first appearance as a superhero. This would mark Archie Comics’ first openly gay superhero. So is this a silly one shot story Archie will be going with? Well by the looks of it, Archie Comics is hitting full throttle here. Check out the homage cover this week on Kevin Keller (2012 Archie) #15. Yes this cover has been used so many times I have even lost count (Uncanny X-Men #141 -1981). Doesn’t matter here HP91714_ICPICS (5)though, this homage cover is SOLD OUT already. Kevin Keller and Archie Comics are hitting their stride. Best be on top of this. With their imprint Dark Circle coming too, you best be on top of that as well.

Sticking on topic for a minute here, Archie Comics releases Sonic the Hedgehog (1993- Ongoing Series) #264. This issue debuts Sonic the Werehog. Look at the awesome cover. Archie Comics is bringing it.

Marvel fans will have a new epic saga to follow this week on top of the Spider-Verse saga. This one is called “Time Runs Out”. It’s an eight month jump ahead in the Avengers title. What this means exactly I’m still a bit confused. Nonetheless, the big story begins in Avengers (2012 5th Series) #35.

A couple of debuts within the Marvel Universe maybe you’d want to check out. Daredevil (2014 4th Series) #8 has the first look at the Purple Children. Yes that’s correct, Purple Children. Then you have Kurn in Superior Spider-Man (2012) #33. Yes Kurn. I don’t make this up, I really don’t.

How about Gwen Stacy as Spider-Gwen in Edge of Spider-Verse (2014 Marvel) #2? Yes, I really really don’t make this up.

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Thor God of Thunder (2012) #25 will have a bunch of very talented creators all over it in this extra sized issue. The All New X-Men (2012) #32 cover pays homage to Uncanny X-Men #139 (1980). Funny thing that Archie Comics is paying homage to a cover that appeared two issues later (Uncanny X-Men #141) this week.

Legend George Perez will debut his new series; Sirens (2014 Dynamite) #1. If you happen to be in the South Florida area on September 30th George Perez will be at Tate’s Comics in Fort Lauderdale between the hours of 5-7pm. He will be signing his new Sirens book and hanging with fans. InvestComics will be there!

Some other comics to definitely check out; Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Pixie Candy Land Save X-mas (2014) #1, Storyteller Witches (2014 Boom) #1, and Oddly Normal (2014) #1.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Tate’s Tent Sale 2012

InvestComics and Comic Privy have teamed up to bring you this year’s Tate’s Tent Sale 2012! This video shows the huge following and support that Tate’s Comics has. Interviews with some of Tate’s Army as well as Amy Vitale and Arion D. Rashad! Every year the Tent sale has gotten bigger. Congrats to Tate! And special thanks to everyone who participated in the making of this video.

Were you interviewed? Do you see yourself in this video? Tell your friends about it about it!

 

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 2-1-12

Welcome to InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 2-1-12

The InvestComics Anthology benefiting Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; One and Done is here! Big announcement/press release on Tuesday, but for now you can order your copy right HERE! We are the number one best seller on Mira Publishing.com right now; take a look at the front page right HERE in case you don’t believe us! This book was a tremendous learning experience for a tremendous cause and I personally want to thank everyone involved including, David Paul, Rob McClelland, James Reed, Tate’s Comics, Mira Publishing, Sebastian Piccione, and Gary T. Becks. Thank you all!

….And to my right hand man on this project, Bob Heske of Heske Horror. Without Bob Heske, this project never comes to fruition. He is a professional, a class act, a mentor and above all a friend. Thank you.

Now on to the Hot Picks for this coming Wednesday.

It looks as though Marvel is testing the waters again with Captain America’s sidekick, err, well not Bucky, but Winter Solider in Winter Soldier #1. The character Winter Soldier created in Captain America vol. 5 #1 (2005) by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting was a well received character to say the least. The asking price for WS first appearance is $20. Not too shabby for a 2005 comic. At least it’s not falling in those quarter bins right? This comic is a great buy right now given the large amount of interest Marvel is showing towards their love for the big screen. Will there ever be a Winter Soldier solo movie? Maybe, no one knows, but it certainly would make a fantastic continuation/spinoff of the Captain America movies. Winter Soldier is a badass and speaking of badass, if you happen to have a quarter of a million dollars laying around, Captain America Comics #1 (1941) dons the first appearance of Bucky……oh and Cap too. A better investment right now than the housing market, guaranteed. This comic will be a half a million dollar book in 4 years, if not less.

…On the lighter side of things (your wallet), Uncanny X-Force #21 debuts Lady Briton? Yes Psylocke has been Captain Britain and Lady Mandarin, but never Lady Briton. Eh, either way, great comic according to Shaun Sorenson of Famous Faces & Funnies – FFFIC.

DC rolls on with their New 52. A highlight this week focuses on newbie Rankoor. Take a look at that Red Lanterns #6 cover, he looks pissed!

What’s better than a zombie book these days? How about a hot chick that kicks their asses? Well then Alpha Girl #1 is for you! Won’t be long before this is a television show…..

So that’s it for this week, be sure to order your One and Done Anthology for a great cause right HERE. Press Release coming!

Take a look at 9 covers that made the cut this week – Covers of the Week below.

See you next week, Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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