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We begin this week with Infinity Gauntlet #1.The first appearance of Anwen Bakian and as the new Nova. Yet another strong female presence enters the realm of the Marvel universe. The original Infinity Gauntlet #1 took place in 1991. The 1991 Infinity Gauntlet was a fantastic read. As for the 2015 version, get the Adi Granov variant if you are speculating big on this character and want the most bang for your buck. Adi provides the new character front and center in this beautiful variant.

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Here’s a quick free comic book speculating lesson from InvestComics regarding the influx of new female characters. Newsflash, not all first appearances (female OR male) will offer a large return within the aftermarket. Actually, some may not even have a return at all. Don’t be under this misconception that you will make money on every first appearance you buy. While we’re talking about the female character introductions, some of them are doomed to fail just like their male counterparts. Is there a possible quick buck to be made here? Maybe, probably so, but a short window may leave many stuck with a comic that everyone already has a heads up on. Don’t be misguided into believing that every single first appearance will be a hit in the aftermarket immediately following its release.

So the questions a speculator should be asking themselves regarding a first appearance of a character (female or male) are; What impact will this character have within the grand scheme of things? Will this character have a profound affect on another character(s)? Is there something completely different about them that we haven’t seen before? Does the character have a story to tell? Are they relatable? Is the origin too complex? Are they in for the long haul? Will this character get special attention with their own series? Will the company push this character too much where it seems desperate to push fans to like them, which in turn shows there is a lack of a fanbase not possibly existing really and more so just hype. Are they related to another hero/villain?; which could be a quick “wow who really cares moment?” (See Angela). Do they even look like a winner? There are so many mitigating factors that go into this, you must have the knowledge, expertize and presence in mind to be doing this for many years to get some speculating calls right on point.

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The new Marvel way is the female character. They have made it abundantly clear that they want to make the female presence a strong one in their universe, which is absolutely fantastic. There will be ones that simply do not work folks, be prepared. But with all of the new female heroes being introduced, when will that big female villain be introduced and what will happen to the market then exactly? Will there be an influx of female villains coming in? Lets not kid ourselves here. Marvel likes money. So does DC. So do all companies. They should, they’re in business to put food on the table for their families. They will push the envelope as far as it needs to go to make the fanbase interested in buying their comics. If that means the new hot thing to do is hype up a bunch of new female based characters, then they will do so. Soon enough though, the female villains will arrive in droves too. Be prepared for that. Then it will become a common core overused marketing ploy. But again, not all will be successful. So any hyperbole from new speculators or inexperienced ones arriving on the scene remember this; true speculators do not lead to slaughter, they guide them to think. Know the difference here.

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Inhumans Attilan Rising #1 The first appearance of the Attilan land is in Fantastic Four #47 (1966). Important more so if you’re into first appearances of “land”. That said, Inhumans (as said here on InvestComics) will be huge in years to come. Does this mean that Attilan will gain some momentum in the aftermarket before the Inhumans become a household name in about 4 years? The way things are these days, probably yes. And only if Attilan is part of the Inhumans lure in the theater. But lest InvestComics remind you one more time, early Inhumans comics……buy buy buy.

The new Inferno comic hits this Wednesday. Inferno #1. The original Inferno story started (prologue) in Uncanny X-Men #239 (1988). It was a massive run in mostly all of the mutant books. It was a fun read then and it’ll probably be the same this time around as well.

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The new Secret Wars 2099 #1 will be the first appearance of the new Avengers 2099. 2099 used to be a hot item back in the day. It ran its course and the whole love fest faded into obscurity. 2099 has appeared since yesteryear, but to no fanfare today as it once was. Maybe times will change and fans will except it once again. We’ll see.

Nova #31…….readers alert, surprise ending here. We love surprise endings!

Captain Canuck #1 was featured on the InvestComics free comic book day article in January 2015. Given the right creative team and guidance, Captain Canuck could be a hit. Having a David Finch variant helps to start things off too. There aren’t any of these variants available on Ebay right now. Hard one to get? Great variant though! His first appearance was in Captain Canuck #1 (1975).

Check out Fight Club 2 #1 from Dark Horse. At first glance, the Lee Bermejo variant looks like it has the Incredible Hulk on the cover. Seriously, check it out. Super cool right?

Indestructible Stingray #1; This IDW comic is going to be a good read. And just in case Stingray catches on, the first appearance was in Indestructible #1 (2013). Material #1 from Image Comics; a deep semi-political thought out comic. Very serious content in this book. Looks like an award winning Oscar movie put into comic book form. A new Avatar Press comic written by the legend/sometimes eccentric Alan Moore hits this Wednesday; Providence #1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46 sold out variant by Alberto Ponticelli.

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Other comics to definitely check out this week are; Kids Of The Round Table #1 from Action Lab Entertainment, Titan Comics’ Surface Tension #1, and Sons Of The Devil #1 from Image Comics.

…And that Black Widow #18 NYC variant cover. Fantastic.

Here are the ever so popular DC Convergence titles this week. They are all extra sized, featuring what’s coming up in the DC Universe.

Convergence Action Comics #2. An Amanda Conner cover.

Convergence Detective Comics #2. Featuring a Bill Sienkiewicz cover with Superman Red Son. Awesome cover.

Convergence #8, Convergence Blue Beetle #2, Convergence Booster Gold #2, Convergence Crime Syndicate #2, Convergence Infinity #2, Convergence Justice Society of America #2, Convergence Plastic Man and The Freedom Fighters #2, Convergence Shazam #2, Convergence Worlds Finest #2.

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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 at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

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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 at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well.  This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative website on the planet.

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This week InvestComics will spotlight Todd McFarlane. As always, there will be many comics that are not included here, but that’s okay. We’re here to have fun.

Todd Mcfarlane was and still is a very big deal in the comic book industry. He commands your attention. He’s an entrepreneur with a toy line that rivals any action figure company out there today. Also, his artwork style rivals anyone in the industry. Todd’s artwork is a unique brand. Not everyone is a fan of it, but the voice of a few never outweighs the voice of many. He brings the angles to life and a certain realism that brings many to instantly relate to it. His Spidey bends in ways that are probably anatomically impossible for any human being to do, but we believe Spider-Man can really bend like this and it almost makes sense. Todd McFarlane’s Spidey became the main staple for many artist to emulate after. If you’re a Spider-Man artist, you want to make sure you’re up to par with Todd. Then there is Spawn. Spawn #1 sold over a million and a half copies and to this day remains one of the highest selling comic books of all time. Todd has gone on to do so much for the industry, but Spawn is his baby. This man is the real deal. Always has been, always will be.

Let’s check out some of his key books. As always on InvestComics, click the red links or comic covers to buy/bid on Ebay as you read. It’ll even open in a separate window so that you won’t lose your place!

So in no particular order, let’s go!

Todd’s first professional work was at Marvel Comics. Coyote #11 (1985). He was the penciler in a backup story. His first DC work was in Infinity Inc. #14 (1985). Todd collaborated on the cover and penciled the issue.

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Coyote #13 (1985) – First Marvel cover. (collaboration)

Infinity Inc. #26 (1986) – First solo comic cover.

Incredible Hulk #330 (1987) – First solo Marvel comic cover. Todd went on to do many Hulk issues. He was a fantastic Hulk artist.

Crusade of Comics Presents: Spawn #1 (1992) – The first time Spawn ever saw print. This very cool free mini-comic insert is the first true appearance of Spawn. The insert predates Spawn #1. A very nice collectors item for any comic enthusiast. Not many of these on Ebay right now. It was included in the ‘Lotus’ VHS tape. What is VHS? Google it.

The Amazing Spider-Man #298 (1988) – This was the game changer. Todd’s Spidey shooting those webs on the cover that became standard after he defined them and Spidey’s physical attributes contributed to the new age for Spider-Man. The Spider-Man character has two defining artist in his storied history, Steve Ditko and Todd McFarlane. There have been fabulous artist throughout the entire runs, but no two artist have defined the character the way they have.

The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (1988) – After redefining Spider-Man two issues prior, Todd blows the doors off with this comic. The first appearance of Venom and that cover. This cover, (as many of Todd’s covers) has been paid homage to so many times over the years, it’s ridiculous. Todd has officially arrived.

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Detective Comics #576 (1987) – A year prior to his Spidey, Todd killed it with his Batman. He went on to do other Batman comics thereafter.

Spawn #1 (1992) – One of the biggest selling comics of all time. Anyone who is a comic book collector owns this comic book. Even if they didn’t buy it, its somehow made its way into one of your comic book boxes. For real, check you’ll find one. Still Todd’s baby though.

Spawn-Batman #1 (1994) – With Spawn exploding at the seams in popularity, what better way to capitalize than to get Batman AND Frank Miller involved? This was a huge book upon it’s release and never lived up to its hype. Still a fun team-up, creative wise and character wise, a great book to own. Wait, want more of a reason to buy this comic? How about that this is Greg Capullo’s very first Batman work! Miller, McFarlane and Capullo……..I’ll take one thank you.

Superman Special #1 (1992) – Todd’s first Superman work. A pinup. Also Todd’s last DC original work.

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Daredevil #241 (1987) – Todd’s first and only(?) Dardevil work. This was a fill in job. He penciled the entire issue. Mike Zeck/Klaus Janson cover.

Spitfire and the Troubleshooters #4 (1987) – This is another unusual fill in issue, penciling the entire issue.

Flaming Carrot Comics #27 (1991) – How about McFarlane drawing up some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Yep, right here! He went on to do a pinup in 1992’s TMNT #50, but this is his first Turtle book.

G.I. Joe #60 (1987) – Todd filled in for a G.I. Joe comic. Looking at this now, it seems so unlike Todd to pencil a Joe book right? Todd was supposed to do two issues, but issue number 61 was never to be. Actually, it was never to be printed. Marvel nixed the McFarlane issue for whatever reason, it wasn’t until some eight years later that issue would ever see print……

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G.I. Joe Special #1 (1995) – Here is Todd’s “G.I. Joe #61″. It’s labeled as a special number one issue, with Todd McFarlane’s name attached to maximize monetary value for Marvel. Smart move. This comic also happens to be Todd’s last original work for Marvel ever printed. And boy does that cover look strikingly similar to someone, just can’t quite place it.

What The?! #3 (1988) – McFarlane has done quite a few backup stories in his time. Here is one that he did in this odd book called “Bat-Man”. Awesome parody stuff in a Marvel book here.

Mazing Man Special #3 (1988) – More unusual McFarlane stuff here. Here he does a Mazing Man backup.

The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #10 (1990) – During his Amazing Spider-Man run, this Spidey backup story is often forgotten.

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Marvel Comics Presents #32 (1989) – With the Black Panther movie on the horizon, how about the first and only work Todd has ever done on the Black Panther? Todd does an awesome wraparound here. Black Panther is on the back cover.

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 (1990) – A Guardians of the Galaxy cover by the man here.

Quasar #14 (1990) – A fantastic cosmic cover from Todd. If Quasar ever comes into the fold with the Marvel cosmic universe they are creating for the movies, this would be a nice book no? Yes of course it would be.

Sandman #50 (1993) – Todd does a pinup in Sandman. Seems absolutely fitting for some reason doesn’t it?

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Incredible Hulk #340 (1988) – The first Wolverine by Todd destined to become a classic cover. And it has.

Marvel Age #90 (1990) – Here is an original Todd McFarlane Spider-Man cover that might be rarer than most Spidey covers he’s done.

Spider-Man #16 (1991) – How about this spectacular sideways classic cover? This would be the end of Todd’s run with Spider-Man. Good way to go out.

Wizard Magazine #1 (1991) – Ah, the real speculation boom started here. As InvestComics has said for many years, thanks to Wizard magazine for the thought process of having InvestComics be born. We’ll take it from here Wizard, thanks. The classic Wizard Spider-Man cover!

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Conan #241 (1991) – Todd does a Conan the Barbarian cover.

Amazing Spider-Man #306 (1988) – Todd pays homage to Action Comics #1 with this fabulous cover.

Satan’s Six #1 (1993) – Here is a Todd McFarlane/Jack ‘King’ Kirby cover. It’s not everyday someone can say they got their name on a comic cover with Kirby.

Hit Comics #1 (1998) – A Spawn/Batman cover printed in Germany only.

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The Crow #1 (1999) – A collaboration cover with Brian Haberlin here. The Crow is making its way back to the big screen.

Gene Simmons House of Horrors #1 (2007) – Gene Simmons from Kiss writes the intro for this comic and Todd teams up with Greg Capullo for the cover art. An usual IDW collaboration for the two here.

The Walking Dead #100 (2012) – McFarlane did a cover for the Walking Dead back in 2012. It was a 100th issue celebration cover in which many artist contributed their own cover. This was Todd’s cover, a rather morbid one and just right!

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Jay Katz

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InvestComics was at the London Super Comic Con yesterday. The UK Correspondence team of Giles Hargraves and Jamie Wright covered a lot. Check out the awesome duo in the picture. Go talk to them on Facebook; InvestComics: Investing in Comic books 101 (IC Poet Soiety) about the show and comic books.

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Be sure to check here and ALL of the InvestComics social media to catch some great images from the show. We will have a dedicated article regarding all the pictures and some video right here on the site. Stay tuned and thanks to Giles and Jamie for an amazing job!

There are so many new comics to check out this week. There are thirteen number one issues coming this Wednesday!

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One of the standouts is Image Comics’ Chrononauts #1. The new release coming Wednesday will be accompanied by 6 variants at last count. Expect sellouts across the board here. The story does seem compelling here, but another compelling reason we see such interest is because Mark Millar is attached here. Fans love Millar. Speculators love him too, but to a certain degree. With Mark’s track record of comics going straight to theaters, speculators haven’t really felt the love in the aftermarket. Yes initially they have, but long term, no way.Will Chrononauts #1 follow this route of long standing Mark Millar books going to the big screen? Who knows really? Millar’s Nemesis comic from a few years back was one of the last comics that caught the interest of Hollywood, but hasn’t come to fruition just yet. If Nemesis ever does make it to the theaters, it might be more of the same as far as the aftermarket goes. On the flip side of that coin though Nemesis would be the first solo type character to come out of the Millar camp onto the big screen. Maybe that would account for something stronger for the collector as long term is concerned. Maybe not, but for this week we have Chrononauts #1 and that cool Fiona Staples variant.

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Here are the rest of the number one Image Comics that need to be on your radar this week. Invisible Republic #1, Red One #1 (not many on Ebay right now) and Manhattan Projects Sun Beyond The Stars #1.

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And here are the rest of the number one issues from the independent circuit to check out; Fly Outbreak #1 from IDW, Frankenstein Underground #1 will be written by Mike Mignola, a funny tale from Antarctic Press called Furry Tails #1, Boom Studios; Giant Days #1, and another from Antarctic Press called Tales From The Creep #1.

Looks like Marvel will finally put Spider-Verse to bed. No mention in the Spider-Man solicit, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t another big storyline behind it. Here comes “Spiral” and it seems like like Yuri Watanabe will be one of the main characters in Spiral. Yuri is better known as the Wraith. Yuri first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #600 (2009), then she first appeared as the Wraith in Amazing Spider-Man ##663 (2011). With the Wraith, it makes for another possible strong female character within the comic book world to squeeze in……Which leads me to Silk #2. Regular readers here already know that we love Silk at InvestComics. We think there is upside for her for years to come. Maybe not exploding so much now, but down the road Silk will be a strong character. A character with substance, a rich past (we’ll learn) and overall appeal. And speaking of a past, Silk #2 will give us a bit more into her origin. Issue number two will be an important comic in your collection if you’re on the InvestComics/Silk train. An appealing pick up for the sake that readers are getting to learn her possible ties to Hydra and origin, which is adding even more to Silk’s lure. Be sure to click the link and check out the variants on Ebay. Very nice.

The Marvel Star Wars excitement continues this week with Princess Leia #2. As mentioned in a previous article, the princess is flying solo and never really has before. Therefore, the speculators have to be on alert as to any possible unannounced introductions within this series.

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Hulk #13 features an appearance by Deadpool. Expect a sold out comic before too long. Eye candy cover helps here too.

It’s been a while since a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle book made its way onto the InvestComics Hot Picks. Well wait no more! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 will have the demise of a regular player in the TMNT family. Who will we mourn?

Darksied will go toe to toe with Powergirl in Earth 2 Worlds End #24. That cover, wow. That will be a fun read. Superman will show a side we rarely see in Superman #39. More good reading.

Half of the current creative team of Batgirl gets together for Batgirl Endgame #1. The Jokerized mob makes their move toward Batgirl. This should get good.

Back in 1973 DC released an unusual comic called Strange Sports Stories #1 (1973). Fast forward to 2015 and we get today’s version of Strange Sports Stories #1, but this time DC releases the title on the Vertigo imprint. This makes for an attractive read. Also, if you’re a wrestling fan, CM Punk writes his second comic book story ever in these pages. His first was mentioned a few articles ago. There are others getting their first crack at a story as well in here. It’s the 2015 version of DC’s New Talent Showcase. Ahh, brought you back right? Be sure to click this red link if you have no idea what DC’s New Talent showcase is. Fun times those books were.

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I do have a point as to why I am about to talk about something. So either stay with me (which I hope you do) or not……

I’m about to get a bit personal about a topic I know all too well. I don’t or never wanted to, but I do. If you have children, then read on. If you don’t and are full of anger, then read on. If I can make at least ONE young person understand and seek help or enlighten them in some way, then I will have accomplished more than these Hot Picks in the last 10 years will ever do for me. Solace.

Bullying unfortunately exist within our society and is only recognized more so now than ever before because of the social media and vast coverage it can get. It has existed since I was a boy in elementary school and way before then too. The feeling of loneliness/emptiness is sometimes too immense for kids and or teenagers to handle, so they take measures into their own hands they only know how and they take their own life so that the pain will go away. It happens far too often and it truly needs to stop. Bullying comes in all different ways. It’s become a mainstay on the internet where insecure people hide behind a computer and spew out hatred, negativity, prejudice, and a host of other words that are not coming to mind right now. Too many times even on the InvestComics social media I see opinions that are too strong willed to the point that no one is listening and everyone is shouting. There are bully’s on InvestComics social media that simply do not like InvestComics, which is fine, but to take time to insult or deliver hateful things is a sickness. Not liking something and following it for a simple reason of delivering hatred is not healthy. But unfortunately this exist. It’s another form of bullying and there are so many different variations that one must always be vigilant regarding their children (if you have any) especially. Please be aware and listen to your children if they are sending signals to you that there could be a possible issue at school or at work or anywhere. It’s extremely vital we stay on top of it because your child might be asking for help, but simply does not know how to express it. We all lead busy lives, but stay in tune with your children. You are their link to their future and they depend on you. It truly pains me when I hear of teenager taking their life over a Twitter war, or I see a senseless violent video of some kid getting picked on or beat up. It’s simply not necessary in my opinion. Fight back you say? Sure in an age where a gun is so accessible. Where violence is the norm and is promoted daily. Regardless of how much I may teach my children that violence is not the answer, there is some 11 year old playing Grand Theft Auto thinking it’s okay to shoot at people randomly because he is not being taught otherwise. So how do you teach your children to stay firm and stick up for themselves when an 11 year old has access to daddy’s gun and just got beat up by MY son? Well, to be honest I’m not sure, but there is help if you need guidance (see links below). Advocating to avoid conflict is the first priority. After that, alertness and parenting skills need to be ears up. Please seek help or talk to anyone regarding an issue you might be going through or maybe your child is going through.

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Bullying_InvestComics Rise_Comics_Against_Bullying_1_InvestComicsA few months back in January, the InvestComics Hot Picks #353 touched on an anti-bullying comic Marvel released; Avengers No More Bullying #1. InvestComics was to put forth an anti-bullying campaign, but had a minor setback. We are still going to forge ahead, but for now we want to focus your attention on Northwest Press’ Rise Comics Against Bullying #1. Buy this comic book and read it with the family, with your kids. Pass it along or recommend someone else to buy it. Proceeds will go to organizations such as GLAAD, Stand For The Silent and Prism Comics. Please take the time to support each one of these non profit organizations. They put out a tremendous amount of work to get the word out. The InvestComics team thanks you.

Divinity #2 and Secret Identities #2 both showed great sales with their respective number one issues. Check out the second
issue to see if you may stay on board. InvestComics like the new team book Secret Identities a lot.

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Last week, the VP of InvestComics Rafael Rosario and I were talking about how great the Moon Knight character is. InvestComics has recommended Werewolf by Night #32 throughout the years (about $500+ ago and 10 years ago). And we STILL recommend the first appearance. Buy it. Buy it. Oh yeah, so Moon Knight #13 starts a new arc this week. Buy it because Moon Knight is cool, the read is cool and you are cool.

So those DC movie variants are still coming. Best way to monetize and have a very unique product is simple. Get the Fugitive Batman Superman #20 cover signed by Harrison Ford/Tommy Lee Jones and grade it. The Lost Boys Teen Titans #8 variant, get that one signed by Kiefer Sutherland and graded. Feldman too if you feel like it, but Kiefer is the prize here. And get Batgirl #40 signed/graded by Prince. Batgirl #40 signed by Prince? Yes I’ll take one of those.

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Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

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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 at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

What you read is 100% authentic. This material is 100% original content from InvestComics and does not borrow from any article(s) or comic website(s) for its content. Anything you read  from here on any other site that seems similar probably and most likely originated from here.

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Baltimore Comic Con 2014 Adds More Creators, See Who…

InvestComics will be there and this show keeps getting better, see you there!

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Case, Feister, Kemple, Woodall, and Yates at Baltimore Comic-Con! Buy Your Tickets Now!

  

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – July 7, 2014 – Tickets for the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con are now on sale atwww.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets! It is the show’s premiere inaugural three-day event, held at the Baltimore Convention Center on September 5-7, 2014. We are privileged to be able to welcome back Richard Case, Tom Feister, Chris Kemple, Rich Woodall, and Kelly Yates to our show! 

Richard Case got his start at Marvel Comics, working on Strange Tales, but got his first real run on Doom Patrol at DC Comics. He has also contributed to numerous other noteworthy, acclaimed titles at DC, including Sandman,Shade, the Changing ManPreacher, and Hunter: The Age of Magic. He is also a contributor to the Artist Alley Comics digital initiative.
Tom Feister has contributed to numerous publishers and titles throughout the comics industry. Feister received kudos and recognition as inker on Wildstorm’s Ex Machina, including an Eisner Award nomination for best team with penciller Tony Harris. More recently, Tom is credited with working on Marvel’sAvengers Assemble, Top Cow’sArtifacts and Artifacts Origins one-shot, IDW’s G.I. JOE Origins, and covers on DC Comics’ Legion: Secret Originsand IDW’s G.I. JOE.

Chris Kemple is one of the contributors to the digital comics effort, Artist Alley Comics. After graduating with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University, Kemple worked as an assistant at Artamus Studios with Richard Case, Mike Wieringo, Jeff Parker, Casey Jones, and Scott Hampton, among others. Currently a teacher and freelance artist, Chris was a founding member of and texture artist and 3D object modeler at video game development studio, Red Storm Entertainment.

Rich Woodall, also an Artist Alley Comicscontributor, is known for his creator-owned titles, Johnny Rayguy, the Zombie Bomb! Comic Anthology, and Kyrra Alien Jungle Girl. He has also worked on Image Comics’ Savage DragonThe Perhapanauts, and more recently worked on a variant cover for IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Kelly Yates has provided artwork for Amber Atoms, Tales of Tellos, andThe Perhapanauts at Image Comics, numerous Doctor Who titles at IDW, Fear Agent at Dark Horse Comics, and JLA-Zat DC Comics. He also wrote Image’sAmber Atoms, and can lately be found contributing to Artist Alley Comics as well.
“It’s fantastic to have these guys back to Baltimore,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “They’re all really solid artists and we’re pleased to see them return in 2014!”
Tickets

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, FridaySaturday, and Sunday are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now!

This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Eddy Barrows (Earth 2); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Greg Capullo (Batman); John Cassaday (Doc Savage); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men:  Battle of the Atom); Amy Chu (Girls Night Out); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Jeremy Dale (Skyward); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Rachel Deering (In the Dark); Todd Dezago (Tellos); Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Ray Fawkes (Constantine); David Finch (Forever Evil); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (All-Star Western); Gerhard (Cerebus the Aardvark); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Keith Giffen (The New 52: Future’s End); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Dan Jurgens (The New 52: Future’s End); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Billy Martin (Vitriol, The Hunter); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Mike McKone (Ultimate FF); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ron Randall (Trekker in Dark Horse Presents); Tom Raney (Incredible Hulk); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts); Joe Rubinstein (The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe); Andy Runton (Owly); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Louise Simonson (Power Pack); Walter Simonson (Thor); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Revelation); Paul D. Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe:  A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Mike Vosburg (Lori Lovecraft); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Lee Weeks (Daredevil); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

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ALL InvestComics material within the weekly Hot Picks is 100% authentic and original. If you see anything mentioned on the internet or on social media that is written here, it came from HERE. This article is from a pure speculation vantage point and is not researched, read about, and or borrowed from ANY website or social media outlet. Every thought, every recommendation, every prediction, every gain, every loss, everything is InvestComics. So when I inform you to buy up Namor comics a few months ago (In January – InvestComics Hot Picks #304), I had no idea that an article(s) would pop up regarding a possible Namor movie recently. Read the reasoning behind the speculation and you’ll understand that I am as authentic as they come. And then in the InvestComics #316 article it reads “…….Like Namor, yeah Namor. He’s going to be some sort of a factor. Be it now or in the not so distant future, but watch out for him. I’ve mentioned this before. This is a gut. Who knows…….?”  Namor was recommended a few more times after that and even before that too, so for those who ignored it, no biggie, you still have plenty of time before Marvel makes the official announcement whenever that may be (years).  You see, InvestComics is setting trends, breaking ground, making the “big guys”…….the “big” comic book websites take notice. Would they ever give credit where it’s due? No way. That would be too noble and unfortunately not everyone is as honest as I am. The aforementioned character is only a recent example of a plethora of characters I have speculated on and many, many of them have come to fruition, thus making some serious profits for speculators that have followed the website since its inception in 2005. More often than not these days there is another website or person taking credit from this article. Give kudos, give references, give the credit where it is due.

InvestComics is bucking the trend, setting the trend, altering the market if you will.  Even the latest Facebook group we are generating buzz – Investing in Comic books 101 (IC Poet Society) – right HERE. Speaking of buzz, we are on BuzzFeed, Yahoo, GPAnalysis (On site rss feed/Membership email blast), MyComicShop (weekly email blast), ComicWow, and countless others.

So what is the moral of this rant? Know that the source material you read week in and week out from THIS weekly article is coming from an ORIGINAL place; InvestComics. We truly are leading the way. And thanks to YOU.

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Have you heard that Daredevil will be coming to a television screen near you soon? That’s if you’re buying into Netflix of course. And of course you knew about Daredevil, but what about his rouge gallery? He has a few you should definitely have those in your collection by now. Typhoid Mary is still affordable and that should without a doubt be picked up. She first appeared in Daredevil #254 (1988). On the more expensive side you can and should always buy Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1967) whenever you have a chance. Never pass up the Kingpin’s first appearance. Especially since Marvel/Netflix just announced the person for that role on the television show. No matter really, Amazing Spidey #50 is a winner with or without that show coming on.  So then you have Daredevil (2014 4th Series) #4 coming out this week. This issue will focus on the all new villain The Owl. This villain will probably and most likely appear on the Netflix show as well. Check out the Owl’s first appearance in Daredevil #3 (1964). The new Daredevil issue this Wednesday will also bring Foggy Nelson into the equation. Will Foggy be a part of the new show too? Probably, but you’ll have to fork down some serious dough to get his first appearance because it just so happens to be the first appearance of Matt Murdock himself in Daredevil #1 (1964). Like in the case of the Amazing Spider-Man #50 issue though, Daredevil #1 will always be in the buy market.

Batwoman (2011 2nd Series) #32 will bring Nocturna front and center in the new 52 universe. And just in case you’re wondering; Nocturna’s first appearance is in Detective Comics #529 (1983).

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There is one knockout punch coming from Image Comics this week that you need to get and have fun with in the aftermarket; Wicked and Divine (2014) #1. The comic is completely sold out across the board. Regular and variants are sold out. So get em’ while they’re hot. MPH (2014 Image) #2 variants are gone. Look for second prints on this comic to follow soon.

1870697 1867874IDW will be in the black this new comic book day. Star Trek City on the Edge of Forever (2014) #1 is sold out and the Winterworld (2014 IDW) #1 variants are gone. Soon too will be the regular cover.  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star in an all new series; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles In Time (2014) #1. Sales look strong on this comic right now.

Dynamite Entertainment are showing some very strong sales with Doodle Jump (2014) #1. Doodle will most likely be sold out soon after its release.

Marvel promises to name a character from its’ 48 year history in Silver Surfer (2014 5th Series) #3. What does this mean exactly? Your guess is as good as mine, I have no idea.

Other debut comics to check out this week; Thomas Alsop (2014) #1, Regular Show (2013 Kaboom) Annual #1, Fathom (2013 Aspen 5th Series) Annual #1, and Wonderland Age of Darkness (2014) #1.

 

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Say Hello to the Bad Guys in the TMNT: VILLAINS MICRO-SERIES!

Say Hello to the Bad Guys in the TMNT: VILLAINS MICRO-SERIES!
Classic TMNT Foes are Spotlighted in Four Issues Starting This April!

San Diego, CA (February 1, 2013) – IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series! Hot on the heels of last year’s wildly successful Micro-Series, this new series of one-shots is taking a distinctly dark turn and concentrating on the evil deeds of the Turtles’ most nefarious villains! The first issue rolls out this April with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VILLAINS MICRO-SERIES #1: KRANG, written by Joshua Williamson and illustrated by Mike Henderson with a cover by Tyler Walpole. This issue explores the tales of Dimension X’s fearsome despot – and that’s just the opening act! The thrills continue with the tales of BAXTER STOCKMAN by Erik Burnham and Andy Kuhn, OLD HOB by Jason Ciaramella and Dave Wachter, and ALOPEX by Brian Lynch and Ross Campbell.
Powered by this talented creator lineup, the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VILLAINS MICRO-SERIES is sure to delight fans with all-new tales of classic and brand-new bad guys. “TMNT has one of the finest rogues’ galleries in all of comics,” said TMNT Editor Bobby Curnow. “They’re deadly, charismatic, and often just plain weird! In short, they’re great fun to read and see in action on the comic book page. I’m extremely excited to see how our creative teams dig into these twisted psyches. AND they’ll set up important story points for our ongoing book!” The TMNT universe is absolutely packed with colorful and beloved characters and IDW is very excited to be bringing more of its amazing men, women, and creatures into the hands of its many fans! TMNT VILLAIN MICRO-SERIES #1: KRANG (FC, 32 pages, $3.99). In stores 4/17/13. Diamond Code: FEB130345 

About IDW

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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[TMNT Annual 2012 Image]San Diego, CA (July 14, 2012) – IDW Publishing and Nickelodeon are excited to announce the launch of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ANNUAL 2012, a 48-page jam packed story written by co-writers Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, and drawn by co-creator Eastman. It’s been nearly 20 years since Eastman has created a full TMNT story, but fans will relish this Annual filled with non-stop downtown action and mayhem that is well worth the wait!

“After nearly 20 years I find myself once again fully engrossed in the wonderful mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and having the absolute best time in my life!” said Eastman. “The intense creative energy flying around between IDW and Nickelodeon is when this idea was inspired and born, so with this incredible team, I’m back on the drawing board–hanging with the boys, knocking out a full blown epic–and it is AWESOME!”

Releasing in October this year, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ANNUAL 2012 follows the adventure of Raphael and Casey as they find themselves in the middle of a criminal escapade gone wrong. Rival clans jockey for power in the NYC criminal underworld, and the Ninja Turtles are drawn into the chaos. Expect the unexpected in this exciting, all-new tale that sets up a crucial future TMNT storyline. Readers are encouraged to ask their retailers about the special variant “Eastman Layout” edition.

IDW’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES comics launched in August 2011 with great success, resulting in multiple printings of the first five ongoing issues. Last month, TMNT comics launched digitally, and are now featured in IDW Comics and comiXology Mobile Apps for Android, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and more. There is no doubt that the Turtles have made a huge comeback, and IDW and Nickelodeon are catering to the fans by providing even more Ninja Turtle action!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ANNUAL 2012 ($7.99, 48 pages, full color) will be available in October. Diamond order code AUG12 0321.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to sign up for updates and learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

 

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

 
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[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 Cover]Just one week after the much-anticipated launch of IDW Publishing’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1, the highly praised comic is sold out from the distributor. IDW Publishing and Nickelodeon launched this new series on August 24th in comic stores throughout North America to rave reviews, leading to a run on the issue. While IDW is currently sold out, Turtles fans are encouraged to check with their local retailer for copies of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 and to inquire about the second printing.
 
“The response to the debut issue of the series has been phenomenal,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW’s chief operating officer. “We are grateful to all the old and new Turtles fans who are supporting this series so strongly, and will be delivering the second printing as soon as possible.”

“WOW! What a wonderful welcome back,” said co-creator Kevin Eastman. “Although this never could have been possible without such amazing and creative teams at Nickelodeon and IDW to work with, NONE of it would have been possible without the love and support of such amazing TMNT fans!”
 
IDW’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES offers a brand-new take on the original series, led by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and co-writer Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Past Life, Infestation: Outbreak). Phenomenal newcomer Dan Duncan brings the Turtles to life with dynamic interior art, while Sam Kieth and Walter Simonson provide eye-catching covers for issues 1 and 2, respectively. For issues 3 through 5, Fred Hembeck will pay homage to classic covers. Eastman also provides layouts for Duncan‘s art, as well as variant covers. The second printing of this sought-after debut comic up will feature a new variant cover by Eastman.

“When I first started working on IDW’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES with Kevin Eastman, Dan Duncan, and the rest of the IDW and Nickelodeon TMNT crew, I was excited and very optimistic about the possibilities. I mean, all the pieces were in place for a successful reboot,” said co-writer Tom Waltz.  “But to have fans and retailers jump onboard in such huge numbers — and in such a positive fashion — has far exceeded even my own lofty expectations for our ongoing series.  It’s already been an exciting ride and I couldn’t be happier or more thankful.  And, knowing what we have lined up for future issues, I can honestly say the best is yet to come!”

This first TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES series features new and exciting storylines that maintain the “turtle power” core beloved by millions of fans. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael reunite to bring their ninja aptitude and teenage attitude to these action-packed adventures. The first arc tells the origin story of the Turtles and introduces a new villain, the fearsome mutant alley cat, Old Hob. Featuring a cast of familiar characters, including Master Splinter, April O’Neill, Casey Jones, and true to the spirit of the original comics created by Eastman and Peter Laird, the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES are bigger and badder than ever, and ready to rock old and new fans alike.
 
In addition to this all-new series, IDW will also offer TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION. Beginning in October with volume 1, THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION offers over 300 pages of the best of the Turtles’ underground roots, including Mirage Studio’s issues 1 through 7, and the Raphael one-shot by Eastman and Laird.
 
IDW and Nickelodeon have a long-term commitment to revitalize the universe of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES comics and graphic novels. It’s all part of a larger initiative to bring Turtles to a new generation of fans, starting with these new storylines that recapture the magic of the original Turtles comics and continuing in 2012, when Nickelodeon will premiere a new CG-animated version of the wildly popular Turtles franchise.
 
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) is now available in comic stores throughout North America.
 
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 ($49.99, hardcover, 312 pages, black and white, 9” x 12”) will be available in comic and book stores throughout North America in October. ISBN 978-1-61377-007-8.

 
Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

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Kevin Eastman and the TMNT reunite at IDW

The Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Return to Comics New Series Launches Today
with TMNT Co-Creator Kevin Eastman
 
San Diego, CA (August 24, 2011)—IDW Publishing and Nickelodeon today announced that the debut issue of the first TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES comic series, featuring the beloved “Heroes in a Half Shell,” is now available in comic stores throughout North America. The TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES are back in action and ready to fight off evil once again, with an impressive creative team led by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman!

Starting today, IDW’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES offers a brand-new take on the original series, led by Eastman and co-writer Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Past Life, Infestation: Outbreak). Phenomenal newcomer Dan Duncan will bring the Turtles to life with dynamic interior art, while Sam Kieth and Walter Simonson provide eye-catching covers for issues 1 and 2, respectively. For issues 3 through 5, Fred Hembeck will pay homage to classic covers. Eastman will also provide layouts for Duncan’s art, as well as variant covers.

This first TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES series features new and exciting storylines that maintain the “turtle power” core beloved by millions of fans. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael reunite to bring their ninja aptitude and teenage attitude to these action-packed adventures. The first arc will tell the origin story of the Turtles and introduce a new villain, the fearsome mutant alley cat, Old Hob. Featuring a cast of familiar characters, including Master Splinter, April O’Neill, Casey Jones, and true to the spirit of the original comics created by Eastman and Peter Laird, the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES are bigger and badder than ever, and ready to rock old and new fans alike.

In addition to this all-new series, IDW will also offer TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION. Beginning in October with volume 1, THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION offers over 300 pages of the best of the Turtles’ underground roots, including Mirage Studio’s issues 1 through 7, and the Raphael one-shot by Eastman and Laird.

IDW and Nickelodeon have a long-term commitment to revitalize the universe of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES comics and graphic novels. It’s all part of a larger initiative to bring Turtles to a new generation of fans, starting with these new storylines that recapture the magic of the original Turtles comics and continuing in 2012, when Nickelodeon will premiere a new CG-animated version of the wildly popular Turtles franchise.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) is now available in comic stores throughout North America.

   

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 ($49.99, hardcover, 312 pages, black and white, 9” x 12”) will be available in comic and book stores throughout North America in October. ISBN 978-1-61377-007-8.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; Toho’s Godzilla; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About Nickelodeon Consumer Products
Nickelodeon Consumer Products manages the world’s number-one TV-based licensing business, representing leading properties such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, and managing merchandising for Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTVN International, and Spike TV.

Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does.  The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.  Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

IDW to publish TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES based on newest NICKELODEON series

IDW Announces New Comic Series Based on the Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Comics Publisher Partners with Nickelodeon to Bring Turtle Power to Comics and Graphic Novels This Summer

Promo art for NICKELODEON series. IDW art may differ somewhat.

 

San Diego, CA (April 1, 2011) – More than 25 years after its first comic book, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to their roots with IDW Publishing. Today at WonderCon in San Francisco, IDW and Nickelodeon announced a long-term agreement to offer an all-new installment of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and graphic novels. Starting this summer, IDW’s comic series will bring the “Heroes in a Half Shell” back into action. IDW’s new comics are part of a larger initiative to bring Turtles to a new generation of fans, starting with these new storylines from the original series. Additionally, in fourth quarter 2012, Nickelodeon will premiere a new CG-animated version of the wildly popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

“Through this partnership, we’re able to introduce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to a new generation of fans, while also providing new stories for the fans who grew up enjoying these comics,” said Paula Allen, Senior Vice President, Global Publishing, Nickelodeon Consumer Products.  “These all-new comics and graphic novels based on the original series will support the overwhelming demand we’ve received from the millions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans looking to reconnect with this celebrated franchise.”

Created in 1984 by Mirage Studios founders Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles quickly went from an independently published, black and white comic to one of the most popular brands in the world. IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will kick off with an ongoing series this summer, featuring new and exciting storylines that also maintain the “turtle power” core beloved by millions of fans. In addition to the all-new series, TMNT fans will also be treated to newly remastered collections of classic Turtles comics, beginning with the original 1980s series that started this worldwide phenomenon.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of Turtles,” said Greg Goldstein, chief operating officer for IDW. “This is one of the most successful comic book franchises ever, and we look forward to exploring new territory with our ongoing series, as well as reliving all the classic adventures.”

The return of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael and the rest of the TMNT world begins this summer. In IDW’s all-new, original series, readers will follow their favorite characters on exciting adventures that explore new depths of the TMNT universe.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES comics will be available in comic stores throughout North America in Summer 2011.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; Toho’s Godzilla; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 31st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).