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Top 5 Hot Picks #88

Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #450 and new comics coming this Wednesday 11/16/16.

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Reborn #2 – This series will continue to sell out for obvious reasons. Two fantastic creators and a great book, period. The variant is sold out already.

Jessica Jones #2 – Marvel promises something BIG in this comic.

Spawn #267 – Fans get a Spawn this week with new powers and a possible new costume. We love new outfits, don’t we? Written and drawn by the man himself, Todd McFarlane. Have you seen our Todd McFarlane checklist?

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Thanos #1 – Thanos returns in his own series. Reading and watching the big purple guy destroy things is always fun.

Batman #11 – DC’s ‘I Am Suicide’ story line continues.

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IC 100 Club Pick: Incredible Hulk #100 (CGC 9.8)

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Squadron Supreme #13

Moonshine #2

Archie #13

Archie #14

Comic Book History Of Comics #1

Harbinger Renegades #1

Slam #1

Ether #1

Grand Passion #1

Demon Killers #1

True Patriot Presents #1

Intamed II #1

Red Dog #1

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NOTE. Please understand that when InvestComics releases the Hot Picks article on Friday that many of the independent comics may not be available on Ebay yet. Most of the time, some of the more obscure titles make their way onto Ebay later on in the week or right on/at/before new comic book day on Wednesday. Be sure to check back and click the links or cover(s) to see if the books you want have been listed on Ebay. They usually show up, so be sure to check back!

Before reading ahead, we feel we need to warn you that our articles contain very harsh truths in them. Not vulgar language, just a good solid dose of honesty. They always have, they always will. If you are easily offended, cannot come to terms that other people have opinions too beside yourself and especially if you’re a fanboy, discontinue reading. Go back to the other places selling you the farm. This is NOT the place for you. We’re here to have fun and not lie to you. Thank you and enjoy!

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Each week InvestComics seeks out a comic(s) on Ebay for $100 or less and then brings it to the attention of our fans. We call it IC 100 Club Pick. The idea is to get a great book at a great price. We do not own nor are we selling these comics. The comics are found by a random process. We do not know the ebay seller(s), nor are we promoting the Ebay seller. Any knowing from the Ebay seller of InvestComics or its affiliates is purely coincidental. (See disclaimer for more details). 

IC 100 Club Pick: Incredible Hulk #100 (CGC 9.8). We’ve been saying it for years and years. Planet Hulk will be a factor on the big screen and the comic book market (already has). This $99 higher grade comic will be double its value, easily, once Planet Hulk comes more into light as becoming a reality of a blockbuster movie. That is all. Buy it soon, a few collectors are watching it.

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New Thanos comic debuts with writer Jeff Lemire and artist Mike Deodato; Thanos #1
Marvel promises some big reveals about the Marvel NOW universe in Jessica Jones #2.
That David Lopez All New Wolverine #14 cover sure reminds us of the old Wonder Woman bondage covers way way back. Great cover regardless.
Namor is not dead after all! What an unexpected expected surprise. Fans get the comeback story of Namor that will probably lead into a solo comic to follow. Namor’s comeback begins in Squadron Supreme #13.
DC’s ‘I am Suicide’ story continues this week in Batman #11.

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Here are some indie titles to check out this Wednesday……

Spawn #267 hints at new powers and a new costume for Spawn. Written and drawn by Todd McFarlane.
Mark Millar and Greg Capullo return this Wednesday from their first issue sell out hit. Check out Reborn #2. ..as does Brian Azzerello’s Moonshine #2. Both number one issues from these series sold out and show huge fan support.
Although we reported on it already in a previous Hot Picks article (Archie #13), right HERE, Archie Comics is soliciting the new Archie #14 as the (re)introduction of Cheryl Blossom.

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Comic Book History Of Comics #1 (IDW) features what the title says, the history of comics. Written by the awesome Fred Van Lente. A definite pick up this week for the reading pile.
Valiant Entertainment begins a new team comic this week. Check out Harbinger Renegades #1. Written by Rafer Roberts and pencils by Darick Robertson.
We wrote a review a while back on 451 Media Group’s Red Dog #1. You can read that right HERE. We recommended it then and we do so now too. Slam #1 (Boom Studios), Veronica Fish art. Ether #1 (Dark Horse Comics), Matt Kindt writes. Grand Passion #1 (Dynamite Entertainment), James Robinson writes this possible sleeper. Yakuza Demon Killers #1 (IDW). Chapter House Publishing debuts a new series; True Patriot Presents #1. A Cosplayers Christmas one shot from Fantagraphics. Stranger Comics releases Intamed II #1 with a beautiful Jae Lee variant cover.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Untamed II #1

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Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #418 and new comics coming this Wednesday 4/6/16. Click the link to read the article now.

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article.
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Empress #1 – This “Saga” like comic from Mark Millar will be sold out in no time. Watch for this Marvel imprint from Icon to take off. One of the key components to its success will be that it has to be consistent on its release. Millar’s Nemesis, also from Icon, was a semi-success, but lost many fans because of delays. It could have been a bigger book (should have been), but delays will kill things fast. Empress + on time = success.

Star Wars Poe Dameron #1 – Almost every week InvestComics preaches the gospel about Star Wars comics from Marvel. We say to buy them because they are fantastic reads and for the possible first appearance that may explode at any time. This week we have a character from the latest Star Wars movie making their first appearance in a Star Wars comic. What more do you want here? Okay, maybe have your wife/girlfriend or maybe read it with your kid? That would be cool too.

Justice League Darkseid War Special #1 – Darkseid’s daughter, Grail, will be making her indelible mark within the DC universe this Wednesday. DC might be priming her for bigger things to come. Check out the InvestComics Hot Picks #418 for more info on this and about Grail’s first appearance.

Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1 – One of DC’s all time greatest artist will grace us with his presence in this book. Jim Lee will pencil and do the cover art here. What more do you need? Refer back to the new Star Wars comic if you need more answers on that.

Superman #51 – A new story line begins; Super League. Be on the lookout for possible new villains or heroes in this epic Superman crossover event. We’ll probably say “told you so!”

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #418. Click the link for more details! 

IC 100 Club Pick: Showcase #75 (1968) 7.0.

Black Panther Vol 6 #1

Spider-Women Alpha #1

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Justice League #40

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Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #7

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Justice League #40 (2015)

Batman/Punisher: Deadly Knights (1994)

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Lobo Annual #1 Bloodlines Outbreak (1993) 

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #7

Green Arrow #51

Grizzly Shark #1

Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1 (2010)

Think Tank #1

Henchgirl #6 – Sold out

Rough Riders #1

Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1

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Mighty Zodiac #1

Bruce Lee Dragon Rises #1

Fix #1

Gold Key Alliance #1

Baltimore Empty Graves #1

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IC 100 Club Pick: Showcase #75 (1968) 7.0. This comic represents the first appearance and origin of Hawk and Dove. Story, cover and interior art from the legendary man himself, Steve Ditko. A 7.0 grade for only $90, with FREE shipping, gets this beauty in your hands. This a must in your collection.

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Look for writer Mark Millar to turn things upside down with the debut of Empress #1 from Marvel’s imprint Icon. It’s already getting billed as Marvel Comics version of “Saga”. And we all know how Saga turned out. Mark will introduce fans to a whole new sci-fi world. Hollywood LOVES Mark Millar and we wonder if Marvel Studios would ever pick this up and run with it. Who knows? It could happen. Either way, this is an introduction comic in the vein of Saga, one to watch for here! This will be big.

 

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The new Black Panther series makes its debut this week; Black Panther Vol 6 #1. The longest running Black Panther series lasted 62 issues. Many limited series, one shots, and team-up books over the span of six volumes for the character. Will this series ever make past 62 issues? We’ll see. But the first issue here is accompanied by an abundance of variants to choose from. Pointless, and the need for 13 different covers (at last count, probably more) is a bit excessive. The creative team makes for a must get though. Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Brian Stelfreeze will bring fans back again and again.

Marvel will introduce a new Star Wars character into their library. Star Wars Poe Dameron #1 will have the first comic book appearance of Poe Dameron. Poe appeared in the latest Star Wars flick and now he makes his way into the funnies. Regular InvestComics readers know how we feel about the Star Wars comics. Buy them all! This one here is so obvious that if you miss it, shame on you! Besides Empress #1, this is the other big Marvel book this week.

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Spider-Women Alpha #1 features Silk, Spider-Gwen and Spider-Woman all teaming up. The Stacey Lee variant is sold out.
With the introduction of Tomoe in Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #7, find out more about her and those ninjas in Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #8.

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This week’s Justice League Darkseid War Special #1 will focus on Darkseid’s daughter Grail. A book simmering in the back issue bins on Ebay is Justice League #40 (2015), the first appearance of Darkseid’s daughter Grail. With DC maybe headed towards a Darkseid movie appearance, who’s to say they won’t take a page out of Marvel’s film franchise and include his daughter, a’la Marvel’s Nebula (Thanos). Right now JL #40 might be a gimme at $15….the same price as some worthless variant this week. Maybe getting Justice League #40 instead of a pretty cover makes more sense. Just saying.
There are plenty of DC comic covers by John Romita Jr. to choose from this week. DC is proud to have John Romita Jr. on their side instead of those “other guys”. Some may say or think this is the first time John is playing for the other side, but fans of InvestComics know we’re going to do our research! John Romita Jr. first drew some DC characters back in 1994. Not just “any” characters, he penciled Batman, Robin, Joker, among some others from the DCU. The comic was Batman/Punisher: Deadly Knights. Art by John Romita Jr. and written by Chuck Dixon. John also contributed to the awesome cover. Great comic, great story, Romita Jr.’s first DC work.

While on topic regarding DC’s past history. Bloodlines #1 debuts with writer J.T. Krul and artist Kenneth Marion at the helm. Bloodlines was a huge crossover storyline that took almost 6 months to hammer out back in 1993, spanning from August to December. The very first Bloodlines book was Lobo Annual #1 Bloodlines Outbreak. This comic introduced the Bloodlines Parasites.

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Invincible Iron Man #8

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Mr. Jim Lee will provide artwork for this week’s winner of the longest comic book title; Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1. Yes, THE Jim Lee will be penciling this comic. The Lee sketch cover is already sold out.

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #7 features the first appearance of the NEW Nightwing.
It looks like Superman #51 could possibly introduce some new characters within its major new storyline crossing over all of the Superman titles; Super League Part 1 begins here. Keep an eye out on this series for new characters and villains.
Green Arrow will battle Deathstroke in Green Arrow #51. Fantastic covers from Patrick Zircher (regular cover) and John Romita Jr. (variant).

Grizzly Shark #1 from Image Comics looks interesting. Grizzly Shark first appeared in Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1 (2010). This Origin debut comic is written by Robert Kirkman. Ever heard of him? Art from the 2010 and 2016 Shark books; Ryan Ottley.
A new Think Tank series will start this Wednesday; Think Tank #1 (Image Comics). The original series started in 2012; Think Tank #1.

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Scout Comics has a hit on their hands. InvestComics has mentioned each and every single issue of Henchgirl since its inception. Now Henchgirl #6 is sold out. We have told you again…….
New After-Shock comic this week from Adam Glass and Pat Olliffe; Rough Riders #1.

Here are a bunch of number one issues to check out this Wednesday…..Mighty Zodiac #1 (Oni Press), Bruce Lee Dragon Rises #1 (Darby Pop), Fix #1 (Image Comics), Gold Key Alliance #1 (Dynamite Entertainment), Baltimore Empty Graves #1 (Dark Horse), Miss Fury #1 (Dynamite Entertainment).

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Henchgirl #6

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Mighty Zodiac #1

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Rough Riders #1

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Think Tank #1 (2012)

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Throughout the years InvestComics has explained that there is something within the speculative/collectors market that is just as important as the first appearance of a character. Sometimes an overlooked nugget, but most are privy to it. A characters second appearance is not only a fun get, but sometimes very affordable. Sometimes not, therein is the chance to make your decision as an investor to jump in or not. We cannot make that decision for you, nor would we. We will simply guide you and the rest is up to you.

We are proud to present a new regular feature on InvestComics called Second Appearances. Here you will see a list of comics featuring some A list characters and not so A list characters. Either way, the speculator will have an inside track on a characters second appearance. What if a character blows up and the first appearance is out of reach financially? Very simple actually, buy the second appearance. Some of the naysayers may say, what and why the second appearance? Well, the fact that two of the premiere grading companies (CBCS and CGC) recognize and highlight second appearances is clue enough. It’s a factor within the hobby. It is important, so why not go with the flow and start getting some of those second appearances? As said earlier, some of them are surprisingly affordable too.

The inaugural edition of InvestComics’ Second Appearances article.

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The Amazing Spider-Man #195 (1979) Second Black Cat appearance. Marv Wolman writes, art by Keith Pollard.

Fantastic Four #53 (1966) The second Black Panther. Stan Lee writes, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott art. First appearance of Klaw. Origin of both Black Panther and Klaw. A very nice buy right now.

Incredible Hulk Annual #5 (1976) The true second appearance of Groot. Appearing in a reprint issue after his first appearance, this comic is a NEW Groot story, thus making it more of a second appearance than the Where Monsters Dwell #6 (1970) comic. Written by Chris Claremont/Len Wein, art by Sal Buscema and cover by Jack Kirby.

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Hero For Hire #2 (1972) Second Luke Cage Appearance. John Romita Sr. cover.

The New Teen Titans #9 (1981) Deathstroke’s second appearance here. Writer Marv Wolfman and Art/cover by George Perez. Extremely underrated and affordable book.

Amazing Spider-Man #134 (1974) Second appearance of the Punisher. Also the first appearance of the Tarantula. A surprisingly affordable comic in the aftermarket.

Fantastic Four #49 (1966) Second Silver Surfer, first full appearance of Galactus and first time Silver Surfer and Galactus appear on the cover together. A classic comic from Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Joe Sinnott.

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The Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1 (1994) The first appearance of Harley Quinn out of reach? How about the Second appearance and first origin of Harley Quinn? This comic should be just attractive to Harley fans as is her first appearance.

Captain Marvel #25 (1973) Second Thanos appearance. Jim Starlin pencils,collaboration cover with Joe Sinnott.

Star Wars #43 (1981) The second COMIC BOOK appearance of Boba Fett.

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A lot of number one issues coming out this week. Here are some of the DC books first;

Batman Beyond #1, this will be volume 5 number one. You know what that means? Five different times collectors have seen a number one issue pop up from Batman Beyond. That’s a lot. It kind of waters down the “premiere #1” issue deal a bit. That said, it doesn’t stop the high priced 1999 issue.  Anyways, Batman Beyond’s first appearance was in Batman Beyond #1 (1999). Bizarro #1, here’s an all ages book. Good to see DC is trying to get the little guys/gals back into comic books. Bizarro first appears in Superboy #68 (1958). And very funny variant here by Kyle Baker. Another all ages comic from DC; Bat-Mite #1. Count this reader in! And speculators, for you; Detective Comics #267 (1959). That’s the first appearance of Bat-Mite. One more thing, the variant is sold out. Midnighter #1 What will come of this series exactly? Who knows, looks cool though. Midnighter first appeared in Stormwatch #4 (1997).Written by Warren Ellis. Back in the 80’s the Omega Men team was awesome. Can they revisit that awesomeness with Omega Men #1? We will find out. Their first appearance is in Green Lantern #141 (1981). George Perez cover. Fantastic first appearance to have in your collection. Wonder Woman Annual #1 Check out what “old face” from the past shows back up.

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Here is a rundown of some of the Marvel number one titles coming out on Wednesday.

With the new Marvel Universe on the horizon, we get more number one issues than we can handle. Or maybe we can handle them. Most would opt to just chill hitting the restart button, but we have Marvel and DC really shaking things up lately. All that said, Peter Parker will feel the wrath of the Secret Wars too. No one is safe. A safe bet is however, if there is a Spider-Man number one issue coming out, there will be a bazillion variant covers. That is so for the Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #1 comic coming out this Wednesday. Marvel isn’t shy about these variant covers. Ten at last count. Probably more than that as you read this article. The standouts as far as variants go are; Pasqual Ferry, Adi Granov, and J. Scott Campbell. Yes they are all nice, but these are our favorites. Too many variants that will sell for an absorbent amount of monies and then taper off. It’s the same formula here. So what about the actual comic? The only thing that makes this or any crazy amount of variants worth chasing is if there is a major introduction (their daughter?) within the pages, otherwise what you have here is a bunch of hyperbole with no substance to sustain the pricing during the immediate aftermarket wave. So what about this daughter Peter and Mary have? Is this a new take on their lives? Certainly looks that way. Having a child in any relationship changes things a whole lot! Maybe that will be the sticking point on keeping this comic relevant 10 years from now. And from the looks of it, the daughter may possess some of daddy’s DNA down a few issues later. Are we surprised here really though? Lets see where Dan Slott and Adam Kubert bring us.

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The popularity of a talking tree has reached epic proportions. Groot #1 gets its own series. Who would have ever thought that Tales To Astonish #13 (1960) would become an untouchable book? InvestComics of course that’s who! A year and a half before the Guardians of the Galaxy movie hit, InvestComics informed speculators to buy this book. Check out the article right HERE. This was even before the characters were announced to appear! These days it’s so high on the depth chart right now it’s insane. Does the book have anymore wiggle room (uptick) to warrant a profit if you’re a buyer? Possibly yes if you can somehow get a real good buy on one. Here’s why. Groot will appear in the next Guardians movie and possibly beyond to the Infinity Wars movies. The Avengers will need all the help they can get when it comes to dealing with Thanos in those movies, so it’s probably a safe bet that the Guardians of the Galaxy will be teaming up with the Avengers. So Groot could possibly appear in another 3 movies before all is said and done. Maybe the love affair with audiences gets Groot a solo movie? Who knows? Either way, all this means more upside for Tales to Astonish #13.

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Armor Wars #1; This story originally ran back in Iron Man #225 (1987). The biggest difference between then and now is the Iron Gwen variant this Wednesday. Iron Gwen? Really? Future Imperfect #1 was an original story back in 1992. Writer Peter David, art/ink and cover art from George Perez. Peter David writes the story again this Wednesday, but pencils by Greg Land this time. Hulk extraordinaire artist Dale Keown lends a variant cover. The original X-Tinction storyline dates back to Uncanny X-Men #270 (1990). Jim Lee, Chris Claremont, and Scott Williams were all over this. Marvel brings back the story 25 years later in X-Tinction Agenda #1 with lots of variants and a beautiful Mike Deodato Jr. variant. Skottie Young fans rejoice, Skottie writes and pencils this new series based on the little marvel universe. Giant Size Little Marvel #1 will be a guaranteed fun time.

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The next big death issue has arrived speculators. G.I. Joe #214 will be providing the aftermarket with some serious buzz. Here is the thing, do not hold onto this comic too long or you will miss the top of the sell here. Be mindful of the market, time it correctly, if you don’t you will be left holding a comic with a decreased value and no demand. The hype will mostly likely be a short lived one. Snake Eyes is a big character in the G.I. Joe circles, not in popular culture. This isn’t a Captain America death where you see some dude you’ve never seen at your comic shop buying five copies. Although this is more of a G.I Joe/comic book speculator book, it still will command attention. Be prepared, and be alert. 1 year from now this will be long forgotten. The story won’t be because it’s a fantastic one, it’s the hype that surrounds it right now.

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Learn more about Darkseid’s daughter in Justice League #41 as the first part of the Darkseid War goes full throttle. And the introduction(s) of new villains may arrive in here. Be on top of this comic speculators! Great David Finch Joker variant too. DC has many “epic” things going on these days. Well, as does the “other guys” too, but this week sees the epic storyline “TRUTH” roll out in Action Comics #41. And oh yes, is that Superman’s new costume (Levi’s) on the cover? We forgot about that already. That’s not a good sign. That Green Arrow #41 Bill Sienkiewicz Joker variant is as stellar as is the Green Lantern #41 Joker variant by Ben Oliver.

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InvestComics says this almost every week, but a reminder for the new readers coming on board; buy any of the new Star Wars comics. An introduction of any character sends the aftermarket into a frenzy and you stand to make a quick buck. Besides, the Star Wars comics are delivering some good stories anyway. Star Wars #6, Darth Vader #6 and Princess Leia #4 are due out.

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As InvestComics has warned about Star Wars and new characters popping up, watch for the Secret Wars to do the same possibly. And what’s with Secret Wars #3 Dr. Gwendge variant cover? Yes, yes the Gwen craze that’s right. Has that not subsided some? Yet another female dominating character in the Marvel Universe; Superior Iron Man #9 sees Superior Iron Woman taking it to Stark. This intro can blow up quickly if the character has substance. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6; the introduction of Girl Squirrel and the return of Hippo. Hippo first appeared in the ultra cool Dark Reign Sinister Spider-Man #1 (2009).

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A new Image title coming this Wednesday from writer…..Rob Liefeld. The Covenant #1. Variant cover by Rob himself. Nonplayer #2 comes out with the first issue hitting its fourth printing already. This series is one to pick up and check out. Valiant has a hit on their hands with Dead Drop. The number one issue sold out, so expect good sales here for Dead Drop #2 as well. A well crafted comic with a great story and art.

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Good to see that the Archie Comics crew is not superstitious at all. Archie #666 will be the last issue of its historic run and no fanfare of evil here, just “6” covers that all connect to make one “happy” image. The amazing talent of Dan Parent gets all of the cover credits too. That’s the right way to end the run. And Broken World #1 from Boom Studios looks like a good story, one to check out.

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There is a cool novelty item coming out from DC this week. A DC Comics New 52 Poster book collection. A softcover book with a bunch of posters spanning the DC library from yesteryear all the way up to the New 52. Posters from creators such as Frank Miller, Brian Bolland and a host of others are in here.

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The Spider-Gwen craze will hit its pinnacle pitch this Wednesday. Well maybe not it’s monetary/speculative peak, but the craze will be at it’s all time high. Spider-Gwen #1 will be released with a ridiculous amount of variant covers. Not Star Wars #1 ridiculous, but ridiculous enough. The variant cover chase has become a huge fad and any true speculator buying them should be doing so for one reason. To sell it. Sell it sooner rather than later. This site has been saying for years that if you are a true modern comic book speculator that you do not fall in love with your comics. Preferably your moderns. Fall in love with the ones you enjoy reading or you just dig for your own reasons, but don’t fall in love with that Edge of Spider-Verse #2 Greg Land variant 9.8 graded that recently sold for $849. There is no way in the comic God’s creation that comic will be $849 one year from now. Do you honestly think this comic has more staying power than a 7.0 Thanos first appearance? A 6.5 Black Panther first appearance? A 9.8 Deathstroke first appearance? All of these books just mentioned, in those grades are cheaper than the first appearance of Spider-Gwen on Ebay right now. Again. Do you honestly think Spider-Gwen can hold a mantle to any of these characters? The realist will say no. The fanboy……well that’s a different story. The point here really is to sell your modern books when they reach stratosphere status as EOSV #2 has done. If you bought the comic for cover price and could make $800+ on it, sell it now. You can get a bunch of first appearance Deathstroke’s with your $800. Any true speculator in their right mind will buy a raw New Teen Titans #2 NM for $120 and hold onto that book. Deathstroke has staying power and has earned the right to command that type of money. Greed and bad speculation right now is driving the 9.8 first Spider-Gwen close to $900. It’s absurd to pay that type of money on a modern book that is only a few months old. Are there some modern books that are worth spending a little bit of money on and holding onto it? Sure there are, but no one is going to just “give” you a New Mutants #98 for $50 or $100. That’s a high priced modern that has too many copies available out there. Not saying it’s not worth the asking price, but you ever see that showoff on Facebook that is displaying 8 graded/signed copies of Deadpool’s first? Yes we all have and guess what? It’s not the same person showing them off. Too accessible for such a high priced book. This spells for a bit of a collapse later on for a book like that. “Well Jay isn’t this a speculation site?” Well yes it is, but it’s also a site that will always inform you of a bad deal too. We’re not salesmen here. We tell it like it is. Be smart investors, don’t think any variant or high priced modern that sells for an absorbent amount of money today will sell for the same thing 365 days from now. I almost guarantee it won’t in most cases. Star Wars #1 variants….you think those variants will be the same price one year from now? Simply answer, no. The first rule of the InvestComics speculator 101 is not to fall in love with the modern book you bought to flip. Holding onto it too long will put you in the red. Many years of Wall Street experience has showed me how clients lose a lot of money because they hold and hold and hold and hold. I cannot stress enough to regular readers of this column (which you know already) and new readers (which will learn now), when you have a chance to make that profit. Take it. Maybe the market will go higher after you sell, but you know something? It’s not your commodity to sell anymore, you don’t own it, stop following it. Move on to something else. If the market collapses after you sell? Tell yourself “good job”and move along. Too much self rewarding will catch up with you. These are some rules to follow. Enjoy what you do. Never showboat, never look back, never look too far ahead, look to the immediate future and determine what is the right time to sell or buy.

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The new Deathstroke series is kicking all sorts of as* lately. Tony Daniel continues to pull double duty as writer and artist. Deathstroke #5 will have the biggest fight the New 52 has seen. Deathstroke vs Batman with Harley Quinn caught in the middle of it. Awesome stuff here.

Fantastic Four #643 will feature the return of Sleepwalker. Seems he’s a big deal in the back issue market these days! Sleepwalker has appeared sporadically throughout the years within the Marvel Universe. At one time disappearing off the Marvel radar for 9 years without appearing in a book. Marvel didn’t deem him very important at one time. Things are about to change a little bit though. Sleepwalker last appeared in Avenging Spider-Man #19 (2013) and 3 years prior to that in 2010. So coming up in this weeks Fantastic Four #643 will be his welcome back party, although he did appear in the previous issue. However, this issue he appears on the cover. It seems Sleepwalker will play a vital role in the new Marvel Universe coming up. His first appearance is in Sleepwalker #1 (1991). His first team-up with Spidey occurred only a few issues later in Sleepwalker #5 (1991). What a fantastic Bert Blevins cover to boot!

Big changes for the Marvel Universe will begin in New Avengers #30. A prelude to the Secret Wars. A must get for fans waiting for that epic adventure to begin.

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It seems we’re not quite done with Spider-Verse. Check out Amazing Spider-Man #15 to witness the repercussions of what took place in the Spider-Verse saga.

The secret origin of Teen Abomination will take place in Superior Iron Man #5. Teen Abomination first appeared 4 issues prior in Superior Iron Man #1.

Endgame part 5; Batman #39. The next to last issue of this great story line. Check out the backup story as the prisoners learn the truth about the Joker. A ridiculously unbelievable cover by Greg Capullo here.

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WWE fans have a Marvel comic to look forward to this Wednesday. Well let’s correct that, UFC fans have a Marvel comic to look forward to this Wednesday. CM Punk will write a Thor story in Thor Annual #1 along with art from Rob Guillory (Chew). For those of you who don’t know, CM Punk “was”a very big WWE star (according to both of my younger boys) and I know him as a dude that is leaving WWE to fight for real in the UFC. Fun times for UFC fans! Anyway, this is CM Punks first comic book work. A backup just in case he cannot fight for real? Just kidding CM, go get em!

King Prince Valiant #1 from Dynamite Entertainment will have not one, not two, but three Rob Liefeld variants. Liefeld fans rejoice!

D4VE #1 (IDW) will feature a Fiona Staples cover. IDW comics do not usually sustain aftermarket status, but this Fiona Staples gal, she’s got skill and will be killing it for years to come. Get this interesting comic because the story looks like a good one and it’s a cool Fiona cover.

Mister_X_1984_InvestComics Mister_X_2015_InvestComicsWhen Mister X #1 came out in 1984 from Vortex Comics, it was a hot comic. Fast forward to 2015 and we get Mister X Razed #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Incidentally, the 1984 number one issue was Mr. X’s first appearance.

IDW will try a spinoff series from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles books. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutanimals #1 will follow an oddball cast of 5. The Mutanimals first appeared sporadically in several TMNT comics, but they did manage to get off their own series back in 1991’s Mighty Mutanimals #1 (Archie Comics). The new series will be a fun read, check it out.

Firestorm is a hot commodity on the Flash show right now. That dude is total bad as*! His back issue market is moving just a tad as Firestorm begins his popularity role once again with the fans. So with that said, Secret Origins #10 on Wednesday has Firestorm’s secret origin by Dan Jurgens! Only ONE copy of this comic available on Ebay right now. Better grab it if you want it.

They’re Not Like Us #3 from Image Comics will continue its great storytelling and good sales.

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Suiciders #1 will be a fantastic Vertigo title. Check out that awesome Jock variant cover too. Only one available on Ebay right now. Click the link…

Speaking of cool variants to check out, look at the photo variant available for Orphan Black #1. Great job by IDW here. And Archie Comics makes their move into the serious superhero fray with Black Hood #1. This comic is accompanied by a few variants. Nice ones too.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 1/14/15

This Wednesday, comic book collectors will probably witness record breaking history (or an extremely close second). Not so sure a record breaker one could be proud of, but it’s a first. This InvestComics Hot Picks contains the most questions ever posed in one article, so get ready for lots of answers too!

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Star Wars (2015 Marvel) #1 will have the most variant covers ever released with its debut. As a regular reader of InvestComics, most of you know we feel about variant covers. A little reminder; variant covers are an awesome addition to the hobby. You go on Wednesday to your local comic shop, see a cover (eye candy) you like and you buy it. No one is forcing you to buy it, but you have an option to purchase it if you’d like. Continuing; are variants really necessary? No they are not. That said, as mentioned, they not only give the customer an option, but it also gives the possibility of an investment. The investment part is where many speculators fail miserable in building their collection. Speculators need be reminded as InvestComics has spoken about time after time that most modern variants will not hold their value. There is however a way to make some very good cash flow on some of them. InvestComics readers know this by following this article each and every week for 9 years now. Buying random variants for $50 or $100 or more because they look pretty will probably have you in red. Getting in the black actually requires some thinking and knowledge when you’re buying modern comics, especially the variants. InvestComics has been here for you regarding these guidelines and we’re going to be here again when the record breaker hits this Wednesday.

Another thing that is said on InvestComics repeatedly is the ridiculousness of the variants. It really is not necessary to have so many variants for any comic book, but here’s the thing. Marvel Comics (Disney) and any other comic company are here to make money and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Money is what keeps the machines rolling. The artist, writers, inkers, colorist, printers, etc all need money. Most comic companies want to deliver the best product they can to their consumer. Another way of reaching a wide audience, creating hype and to make money is to give consumers variant covers. The comic companies are not making $500 on that Joe Quesada Star Wars variant, but they’ll make it on the back end by getting the store owners to order more of the regular variant covers, thus creating the more expensive variant the consumer wants so bad. So in the end, the house always wins and the speculator is left guessing what to gamble on. The question; should I pluck down $200 for a Star Wars #1 variant or shouldn’t I? Long term? Short answer, no way.

What about Star Wars #1 should the speculator know? Well let’s get the first and most important thing out of the way. Buy this comic no matter what because it’s going to be a fun story. It picks up after Star Wars Episode IV The New Hope. We’ve all been down this road before as far as a story picking up within this time frame, however it’s a new spin. Artist John Cassaday and writer Jason Aaron are bringing their A-game. Have you’ve seen the previews? Very impressive.

Now the “other stuff”. When you arrive to your local comic shop you’ll probably notice that one entire section of wall or space where the new comics are will be dedicated to Star Wars #1. The option to purchase one of the gazillion variant covers will be available to you. So many choices, what to do what to do the speculator will ask himself/herself. Well the answer lies within the old expression back on my Wall Street days; Buy low sell high. But in this case it’s going to be a bit of the opposite. Why you ask? Because if you’re going to want to make any sort of money here, a few hundred bucks, you’ll have to buy the more expensive variant, get it signed and graded (must be a 9.8 or higher. MUST) and flip it. You’ll have to flip the comic so fast that the comic grading company’s plastic will still be warm. Can this also be done with the “cheaper” variants? Yes, but there will be very little money there because you and every other speculator will be doing those comics. It’s the $200+ variants that will bring the most for your buck during the crazy short lived aftermarket. Supply will exceed demand.

Why is it that the aftermarket will be short lived? Well, first the supply and demand issue will be a huge factor. Also, the hype of this comic will be the driving force (no pun intended) behind the book. Once the dust clears and speculators realize that this particular Star Wars comic bears no redeeming value, it’s a dump fest. By redeeming value I mean that there is absolutely nothing holding on the INSIDE of the comic to keep its value. Is there a first appearance? Is there a major story plot line that will appear in the new films? Is there an error on a certain variant and recalls will occur? Is there a lawsuit pending for any reason on this comic? Did John Cassaday sneak in a DC character in the background someplace? None of these do not seem likely right? So ask yourself, where does the true value (besides a fantastic read) come in?

So where does the value lie then if any? As already stated, one of the values will be in the more expensive variants. The true value in this lies in the past though. 1977, 1980, and 1986 to be more precise. Here’s the thing. If judgment prevails for the speculator they will take most of that extra money they want to spend on a pretty variant and buy a Marvel Comics Illustrated: Empire Strikes Back (1980). This would be the first true appearance of Boba Fett. How about you get a Star Wars #42 (1980) too? The first appearance of Boba Fett in an actual Star Wars comic. Or even still, how about a Star Wars #68 (1982)? The origin of Boba Fett. The original Star Wars #1 (1977) from Marvel? And how about the RARE last issue (we like rare don’t we?) Star Wars #107 (1986). There are so many other Star Wars comics to invest in for long term as well, do your research, speculate. Here is the thing this speculator is leaning towards, If you feel so inclined to buy a Star Wars Variant, buy a Boba Fett one……

So why the mention of Boba Fett so much? Rumor has it that in-between the new Star Wars films will be a possible Boba Fett film. So why not cash in on this now? Yes the film would be 3 or 4 years out from now if it ever does happen, but buying the first appearance(s) of a character as popular as Boba Fett is always a good thing. Better than pouring money into a variant that will probably meet the same fate as the Death Star.

Buy what you like. One lesson InvestComics will always preach as well. If you like a certain variant and it cost $300, then buy it. If you are tired of seeing the variant covers, stop buying them. It’s your will and right to do so. If you think that variant will sustain its value, then it’s your right to think that too. This speculator will look at the other wall this Wednesday at the comic shop, you know the one. The one with all of the cool Bronze age back issues on it. Boba Fett will be pointing that gun at me daring me to buy that issue for $75. Yes Boba, lets dance for a while. The 2015 party will be short lived.

Doctor_Strange_InvestComicsFor weeks and months InvestComics has given the speculator a heads up about the entire Spider-Verse platform. A great story accompanied by a boatload of introductions and reintroductions. So many that it’s almost impossible to keep up with.Spider-Verse (2014) #2 will be another crazy issue with a ton of things going down inside of it. We cannot stress enough, buy the Spider-Verse comics, cross-overs and all, just like the Gwen book, another character will break-out. The Spider-Verse story is Dan Slott at his finest.

Amazing X-Men (2013) #15 will have Cyttorak as a focal point in part one of The Once And Future Juggernaut. With Dr. Strange being so hot these days, this comic gives us all a great excuse to buy a Doctor book! Check out Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #44 (1992) for the first appearance of Cyttorak. Although earlier mentions and a stone figure of Cyttorak exist in other comics, this is his first true appearance.

DC Comics will compete with Marvel this week and have their own huge number one debut with Mortal Combat X (2014 DC) #1. Just kidding of course. Seems DC is staying out of the way of Marvel this week. But they forge ahead nonetheless with the release of a Mortal Combat comic. History shows us that Mortal Mortal_Kombat_InvestComicsKombat has always been spelled with a letter K as opposed to a letter C in the word Kombat. A DC solicit error? What gives here? Anyway, DC gave the Mortal Kombat lure a crack once. That occurred in 2008. Now they are back at it again 7 years later. Why? It’s to hype the new game coming out and why not really? Everyone loves a good butt kicking comic don’t they? And just for the record, the first Mortal Kombat comic debuted in 1992 from Midway. It’s a hard get in NM condition. $60+ on Ebay.

Marvel continues their hyperbole with All New Ultimates (2014) #12. A comic that guarantees the “Marvel Comics to end all Marvel Comics”. Check it out! Awesome read here probably.

Secret+Wars_Spider_Man_WWE_SpiderMan_InvestComics….In issue number eight we learned that Miles is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Learn more in Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man (2014) #9! Look at that Dale Keown cover to Avengers (2012 5th Series) #40. Thanos is awesome right? No reason to mention this comic other than the awesomeness of the cover.

Oh yes, maybe there actually is a reason to mention that cover. A perfect lead in to checking out the cover to WWE (2013 Papercutz) #11. Boy does that homage cover look familiar!

Thanos_Dale_Keown_InvestComicsSee you soon. May the force be with you.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 9/24/14

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So how did you all like the short Baltimore Comic Con video? If you missed it, here it is….

InvestComics will have a full rundown of all of the comic shows that we were a part of this past year. Quite a few! Some great highlights and very few lowlights, but there was one particular lowlight that far exceeded anything we could have imagined, but you’ll have to read the wrap-up article to see exactly what I’m talking about. It’s something that all collectors should definitely be aware of. It’s an alarmingly disappointing find and very important too. With that, like I said, the good superseded the bad by a huge margin.

Some quick DC Futures End comics to touch on….

1346858_xl2017484A new Superman will be making an appearance in Superman Futures End (2014) #1. This dude has it right with a full facemask on. No one will be mistaking him for Clark ever. I’m really digging the new look. Check it out on the cover to the right.

A good amount of copies remain for the Harley Quinn Futures End (2014) #1 issue, kind of surprising figuring how hot Harley was or is. Guess the cool down continues to occur.

There is only one sold out Futures End book this week. That goes to Catwoman Futures End (2014) #1 3D variant. Why is this?

New characters, costumes, and villains will continue to pop up in the Spider-Verse story line, so be sure to stay on top on these books. Edge of Spider-Verse (2014 Marvel) #3 will be one of those books.

New Avengers (2013 3rd Series) #24 is an extra sized issue. It features a spectacular Gabriele Dell’Otto cover with Thanos. Beautiful work. It’s also a part of Marvel’s “In Eight months – Time Runs Out” deal.

Robert Kirkman continues his onslaught of sold out comics. Can this dude do no wrong right now? Be very sure to buy Outcast (2014 Image) #4 this week. Not only because it’s one of the hottest series on the planet right now, but because this issue introduces a major player into the fold. Let’s see, a mainstay character’s first appearance in a HOT comic series by Robert Kirkman? Uh yeah, buy this. Buy this comic regardless of the slight lull in the aftermarket. When the Outcast series picks up steam regarding a television show, you’re going to wish you had the back issues. Especially an early issue with a major intro like this one coming out this week. Did I mention it’s sold out?

…And another hot comic that has the comic fandom in a bit of a tizzy these days, sold out two consecutive times before and now this week marks its third sellout in a row; Wool (2014 Cryptozoic) #3. Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray continue to bring it.

Parallel Man (2014 Future Dude) #1 will be sold out in a week, should check that out. Roche Limit (2014) #1 will without a doubt be seeing a second printing very soon. It will be sold out by Friday my speculator friends, better get on this one. It’s a space opus, very interesting story, and a new Image comic……all adding up to the possibility of something special. Buy this comic. Town Called Dragon (2014 Legendary) #1 is on the verge of a sellout status.

IDW goes with their fourth volume in the G.I. Joe series with GI Joe (2014 IDW Volume 4) #1. The Cliff Chiang cover is selling very well.

 

That’s is for this week. See you soon.

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Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 5/28/14

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A legend makes his long time return to a character he created and is essentially the one villain that is tying every single Marvel movie to its ultimate conclusion in Avengers III. That legend is Jim Starlin and the character he created; Thanos. Take a moment to think about how important the creation of this villain truly is. Every Marvel movie is lending viewers more easter eggs to the collection of the Infinity Gems. At the conclusion of the first Avengers movie most fans were left speechless as the big purple guy turned and grinned at us. Some movie goer’s were seeking an explanation as to who that was and what is he so happy about? Fans of the comic book world were more than happy to oblige to deliver the information. We all finally got a peek into what Marvel is planning and where we are headed. All because one creator had a vision of a mad titan in 1973, we get an unprecedented string of movies to the likes that have never been done in Hollywood…..ever. If it wasn’t for Jim Starlin, we would probably be seeing a different opus upon us, but Thanos is the reason in the here and now. Starlin is the reason and now he is back this week with Thanos Annual (2014) #1. Starlin comes back to his baby. There will be three variants, Dale Keown, Ron Lim, and Jim Starlin. Get the Starlin signed and graded and hold onto it. Along with Jim comes Ron Lim on pencils on Thanos Annual #1. In the solicitation it states that Ron Lim returns with Jim Starlin from Infinity Gauntlet series from 1991. George Perez started on that series as Mr. Lim joined Mr. Perez on issue number 4, then closing out the series with issues 5 and 6 on his own. Ron Lim originally joined Jim Starlin in 1990 (a year earlier) in the two part series Thanos Quest. Here is the deal speculators, buy anything Thanos related from the early 90’s and before. Buy anything Thanos related and try to get professional high grade signature series on them. Hold onto them until images of Thanos starts making its way into every household on the planet in a couple of years. Thanos will be ridiculously popular. Thanos will be the modern day Darth Vader. A villain everyone loves to hate. Buy Thanos. Nuff said.

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Going on a recommendation from the InvestComics Hot Picks #317, Southern Bastards #1 was a sellout and now the second issue will be arriving this Wednesday on the verge of a sellout sign. The fans over on the IC Poet Society (Facebook Invite Only! Join Us!) are very high on Southern Bastards and are hoping for a possible move on the market with this book. We wait and see….

The InvestComics Hot Picks #312 informed everyone about Sovereign (2014 Image) #1. Now this week Sovereign (2014 Image) #3 is sold out already at the distributor.  This might be a sleeper, keep your eyes and wallet ready.

A very big deal is afoot in Fantastic Four (2014 5th Series) #5 this coming week. A special double sized issue filled with legendary artist and today’s artist. A nice pick up for the fan that enjoys a collaboration comic.

Inhuman (2014 Marvel) #2 will focus on the villain Lash. The cover shows he means some serious business. Giant Size Spider-Man (2014) #1 will be an awesome read, definitely check that out.

Doctor Spektor (2014 Dynamite) #1 is showing some nice sales so far. Look for a probable second print coming soon, even though the doctor will be coming with 11 variants. Our friends at SharpComics will have a rare special variant edition of this comic. Check out the details by clicking right HERE.

If you’re a Jimmy Palmiotti fan (who isn’t?!), you may want to buy Futurama Comics (2000 Bongo) #71. He’s a guest writer.

Two number one comics are on the brink of sellout status this week, you should keep an eye on these. Dry Spell (2014 Action Lab) #1 and Brass Sun (2014) #1.

There are three Image Comics showing signs of brisk sales, but we all know how that can change in a moment’s notice! Trees (2014 Image) #1, Chew Revival (2014 Image) #1, and C.O.W.L. (2014) #1.

 

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Jay Katz

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Allow me to reminisce a bit; I need to inform everyone on something very spectacular and drive home a point, if there is one…….

There comes a certain time within a startup business that one can be very proud of their personal achievements. Although there have been several for InvestComics (my fourth child), the ones that stick out are the ones I will cherish and tell myself “Hey you CAN truly make this happen”. Meeting and interviewing the mecca of all comic book legends; Stan Lee, twice! That’s one. Having Mr. Lee utter the words of “InvestComics” on video, forever captured, encapsulated in time, that’s two. Meeting and interviewing my late father’s artist hero (which he never met); Bill Sienkiewicz, that’s three. Starting the InvestComics Publishing Company, that’s number four. Watching the traffic numbers climb to a number you’ve envisioned, and then exceeding it each and every year, that’s five. If I continue I will run out of Microsoft paper, but you get the idea here.

Yesterday one of those pinnacle moments happened again. InvestComics was accepted to write articles for Yahoo!. It’s one of those moments like the aforementioned you pinch yourself and say “wow” this is kinda awesome. I will post on Facebook and the InvestComics website the links to check out. They will be Exclusive articles on Yahoo! From InvestComics. These articles will ONLY appear on Yahoo! and no place else. So be sure to click on the links when they are provided so you can bask in the glory with me. Also, I ask to please share them. The articles are very simple now, but will be enhanced; as did everything else with InvestComics when first started. Here are two links to the very first articles on Yahoo!. InvestComics Top 10 – New Comic Releases and Back Issues for 10/30/13 and InvestComics Top Ten – New Comic Releases and Back Issues for 11/6/13. As stated, these articles will be more in-depth with the next releases. Baby steps…

Thanks to you……the fans…. for making this happen. Thank you for all of your support, none of this is possible without you.

Christmas is officially 24 days away. The InvestComics/Ratchet City Comics giveaway is still on, but we need to get to 3000 LIKES on Facebook in order to award the prize! The winner will receive a CGC Signature Series graded 9.8 Star Wars #1 (2013) Dark Horse comic signed by Brian Wood! Click HERE and SHARE the InvestComics Facebook page everywhere! Be sure to let us know so that you can be entered to win!! Let’s get to 3000!!

InvestComics Hot Picks – New Comic Releases 12/4/13

Just like last week’s InvestComics Hot Picks, not much in the back issue department to check out, but plenty of new issues to check out.

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We start the week off with some first appearances that you may want to check out. Avengers (2012 5th Series) Annual #2013 will introduce Zamira. It’s always nice to make sure as a collector to pick up a first appearance in an Avengers book. Knowing full well that annuals don’t usually account to much, but the way things are rolling these days, you never know. So basically, I don’t care that it’s in an annual. Especially that it’s in an Avengers title. The speculator needs to get this comic. The Arrow series on CW is doing quite well for itself these days. The Green Arrow comic is faring okay though. With the release of Green Arrow (2011 4th Series) #26 this week, look for the introduction of some new villains in these pages. In the bizarre first appearance world of comics this week we have Longshot Saves The Marvel Universe (2013) #3. Check out Hulkvengers, Cosmic Carnage, Wolverine King of Vampires among others. Silly, yet once again you never know!

Batman Superman (2013 DC) #6 has our heroes dealing with Mongul. This big ol’ Thanos/Darkseid wannabe first appeared in DC Comics Presents #27 (1980). Check out that Jim Starlin Cover too! Oh of course Jim Starlin is involved with this cosmic character, hello?!

Having a name like Man-Bat is the equivalent of having the name She-Bat, right?? Well anyways, this week in Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #26, John Layman brings the She-Bat to the forefront. Here’s a quick trivia question, you must know the answer in 4 seconds flat. Ready? Where is the first appearance of She-Bat…..1,2,3,4 BZZZZ! Time’s up! The first appearance is in Detective Comics #407 (1971) by legend Neal Adams. Now that’s at least a reason to own the book, right?!

If you’re a fan of any Spidey comic these days you will realize that anything is possible with the way a storyline can twist and turn. There may be a similar path this week with Superior Spider-Man (2012) #23. Marvel promises to have the most “cringe-worthy moment is Spider-Man history” happen in this comic. What is worth a statement like that? Well you’ll have to buy the comic to find out. “….In history”, that’s very mighty of them to say isn’t it? Superior Spider-Man #23 is a definite pick-up this week.

Amazing X-Men (2013) #2 features a fan fav Dale Keown variant that’s sold out at Diamond. Possibly a nice CGC Signature Series opportunity here. It’s a $40 variant, so score a 9.8 or higher.                

Inhumanity (2013) #1 variant by Nick Bradshaw is sold out. Inhumans will be a hot commodity for a bit, so be on top of them. Check out last week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #296 for more on the Inhumans.

The popular on-line video game Hawken will get its own comic book this week from Archaia Studios Press; Hawken Melee (2013) #1. It’s almost sold out at the distributor, so be sure to check in on it.

Want to follow the story of three dogs surviving the extinction of the human race in Rover Red Charlie (2013) #1? Sounds a bit over the top right? With proven talent like writer Garth Ennis on this book, one cannot help but see what this is all about.

The latest installment of the Terminator hits this week; Terminator Salvation Final Battle (2013) #1 and the Pete Woods Variant is sold out.

Another zombie book finds its way to the new release shelf this week; Deadworld Restoration (2013) #1. The zombie genre is going to die soon (no pun intended) with too many storylines focusing on dead people that walk around. See last week’s Hot Picks #296 for more on the zombie genre.

What’s not dead on arrival is the new red hot Noir comic from Dynamite Entertainment. Noir (2013 Dynamite) #2 is sold out at the distributor. Look for second prints to follow shortly.

A new creative team will be taking over on Valiant’s Shadowman (2012 4th Series) #13. Be sure to check that out.

There is a “thing” Dynamite Entertainment is doing that is kind of perplexing (not really, they’re making extra cash with these “rare comics”), but maybe cool for the collector/speculator? It’s a question because there is no reasoning behind why they continue to do this to certain comics (other than the cashflow) and they are extremely limited, but we’ll point out a few of them this week. Red Sonja Unchained #4 Cover D High-End Mel Rubi Blood Red Ultra-Limited Cover. There are only 25 of these in existence. The “number” in existence is the running theme here, so check out what applies here for these comics; Dejah Thoris And The Green Men Of Mars #5 Cover G High-End Jay Anacleto Risque Color Ultra-Limited Cover (50 Copies), Lords Of Mars #5 Cover D High-End Mel Rubi Risque Red Ultra-Limited Cover (50 Copies), Black Bat (2013 Dynamite) #7 Cover D High-End Ardian Syaf Black & White Ultra-Limited Cover (50 Copies), and Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #2 Cover E High-End Alex Ross Sketch Art Ultra-Limited Cover (25 Copies). I do suppose that if you want to spend a $100 on any of these comics you can, but how exactly do you make your money back on these “investments”? (If you want to call it an investment). Graded CGC Signature Series? How would one sell something that isn’t really in much demand? Getting an Alex Ross sig series on the Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #2 is a good start.

Sticking with the Dynamite Comics here, be sure to check out Legends of Red Sonja (2013 Dynamite) #2 with the Frank Thorne exclusive cover. It’s a much cheaper route than the above mentioned. A $3.99 comic limited to comic subscribers at their local comic shops and an initial limited print run. All that for $3.99, not bad.

And finally, from Archie Comics Archie #650 Cover B Variant Fiona Staples World Tour Cover. This awesome variant comes from the red hot series artistry of Saga; Fiona Staples. A $3.99 easy, no brainer pick-up.

Invest wisely,

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Publications released its second book yesterday. The Dawning #2 is now available to purchase on the website and some local retailers. The issue contains more twist and turns as we get some more questions answered and some more unanswered questions too! If you’d like to purchase The Dawning #2 – click right HERE. Be sure to tell all your comic book buds about the new InvestComics Publications and The Dawning! Join the InvestComics Star_Wars_1_Dark_Horse_investcomics_CGCPublications Facebook page to discuss The Dawning and to catch upcoming projects from IC Pub. Click HERE to be directed there now.

Don’t forget, in association with Ratchet City Comics; The Star Wars #1 (Dark Horse) CGC signature series comic signed by Brian Wood is still up for grabs if YOU help us get to 3000 Likes by Christmas! Share the InvestComics Facebook page everywhere (let us know you did so) and once we reach 3000 (by Christmas Day), you may win! What a fantastic way to celebrate the holidays. Share, share, share!

There are an abundance of comics to check out this week. The list is long, but the week is very soft. That said I’ll be sure to let you know which comics to put your emphasis on. Not much here, so look for those back issues.

InvestComics Hot Picks – New Comic Releases 11/27/13

One standout comic this week could be Nova (2013 5th Series) #10. Last week with the mention of Nova #19 (1978), many fans were very puzzled by this. I received a few messages on the board, Instagram, and personal email saying “Nova? Really?” Yes Nova, really. If you haven’t been paying attention, let me fill you in a bit.

Marvel Studios are about to embark on a whole new universe of pictures and change everything. Yes they are going to change the way movie goers watch “space/cosmic” films with the release of one film; Guardians of the Galaxy. What this particular film will do is open up the flood gates to introduce Marvel in space; their Cosmos if you will. Yes the film will have to fare well in order for the initial steps to be taken, to progress. If all goes well (which it should), Marvel Studios will be on their way to building a cosmic storyline on the big screen as no one has ever done before (besides Star Wars of course, calm down). Now there is one point though, which has been mentioned on InvestComics a few times, what about failure? What happens WHEN, not IF, When a Marvel Studios movie does not meet expectations at the box office? This will in fact happen, it’s inevitable. It will be very interesting to see how Disney reacts to the bad box office draw. One thing is for certain however, the comic book market will be affected to a degree. The prices will drop back into place where they probably should be and level off. The constant influx of various movies and television show announcements are driving prices batty for quite some time now. THIS will be the crash, NOT the variants, 3D covers, etc. The hyperbole will drive pricing back to reality if expectations are not met in the mainstream. Would you pay $10,000 for a Walking Dead CGC 9.9? Yes someone did. THAT is what you call a bad investment. $10,000 on a first appearance 9.9 of Green Goblin, Lois Lane, or even Wolverine makes sense. These characters are household names. Walking Dead is a hot zombie television show right now. It will eventually run its course and no longer be hot anymore. Granted, good story, good show, but its zombies….that’s it. Yes anyone can say “it’s about the character development and how we follow them” but in actuality, no zombies, no show. Not bashing the show, giving a dose of speculation reality here. Spending $10,000 on the number one issue is a bit of an oversight on that buyers part, but maybe, just maybe I’ll be wrong on this.

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So back to Nova, as explained Marvel Studios will take the leap into space. It’s a risky one with Guardians because no one really knows of them. Rocket Raccoon will be the star in this one, so it’s best you stock up on him. Anyway, Nova has been mentioned in passing by Marvel and through some rumors. If Marvel is reaching out into the space universe, what’s not to think Nova won’t be a part of that? Same with Warlock, Silver Surfer, Death, and maybe Rom! Remember him? How cool would that be to have a Rom movie? Yes wrestling with that toy company can get dicey, but what Disney wants, Disney gets. What it all boils down to is making sure as a speculator that you have all of your Cosmic ducks in a row. Pick up the rare first appearance, those odd number one issues, the status quo change books, and the rare Thanos variants. It will pay dividends down the line IF the Guardians of the Galaxy movie does well. Nova (2013 5th Series) #10 will play pretend and solict this comic as the 100th issue. Gotta love the restarts, five of them for Nova to be exact here. The comic will come with all sorts of variants. The prize variant will be the JG Jones Incentive. A $60 book that can see some decent gains if handled properly. Nova #10 will star the NEW New Warriors (another potential space team down the road). Check out the first appearance of the New Warriors (“old team”) in Thor #411 (1989). A must own.

We like intros don’t we? Of course we do! Ultimate Spider-Man (2012 Marvel Universe) #20 will introduce a new villain named Whirlwind, so check that out. Kick-Ass 3 (2013 Marvel) #5 will do some introducing themselves with a new villain team. Infinity Hunt (2013) #4 plants the seeds of Marvel’s next major event. Are we tired yet of these major events? And speaking of Infinity, Infinity (2013 Marvel) #6 will conclude with an oversized issue as Thanos fights everyone! And incidentally, Iron Man #55 is Still a must buy. Avengers Assemble (2012) #21 hints at the team Inhumans. The Inhumans are about to have a breakout year next year. Get on top of Fantastic Four #45 (1965) for the first appearance of the Inhumans. Staying on topic with the Avengers, Avengers Arena (2012) #18 will see its final issue this week. With more death and a launching pad for something else. Something major will be happening in All New X-Men (2012) #19 so be sure to glance through that book. Damian Son of Batman (2013) #2 is sold out for the most part on the retail level. The variants are completely sold out. The Andy Kubert black and white variant would be a nice CGC sig series flip book. Forever Evil Argus (2013) #2 will highlight Deathstroke. One of the baddest dudes in the DC Universe. If you’re a regular reader of this column each week, you already know that InvestComics is a huge Deathstroke supporter. I have always felt that the Deathstroke character is on the cusp of some serious play, but DC doesn’t know exactly what to do with him (i.e. Nightwing). Yes they finally put him on television (sparingly), but that’s not enough. Get this guy going already. Bigger role on the show, movie appearances, chop chop DC! A huge recommendation throughout the years on InvestComics has been The New Teen Titans #2 (1980) and it will continue to be in BUY mode with InvestComics. And for those keeping score at home, Forever Evil Argus #2 variant is sold out, which means absolutely nothing on the speculator side of things. Geoff Johns will be hitting all out on Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #25. The conclusion to the “Death of a King” storyline. The new Superior Spider-Man event begins this week; The Darkest Hour in Superior Spider-Man (2012) #22. Venom will have his first run in with Superior Spidey in this issue. This should be very interesting. In the “in case you missed it” department, DC will release Sandman Overture (2013) Special Edition #1. The issue will feature a bunch of useless extras if you’re interested.

IDW will bring back a cult favorite in Sam Keith’s Maxx Maxximized (2013 IDW) #1. A collector can buy the first appearance of Maxx in the overprinted Darker Image #1 (1993).

Black Science (2013 Image) #1 will be THE Image Comic to grab this week. Already sold out at the retail level, but the $10 Midtown Comics variant will be the one to get if this comic makes an impact in the aftermarket. IDW’s Mr Peabody and Sherman (2013 IDW) #1 variant is sold out. Never Ending (2013 Dark Horse) #1, Quest (2013 Zenescope) #1, and Sledgehammer 44 Lightning War (2013) #1 are all on the verge of selling out.

Invest wisely,

Jay Katz

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Speculation runs rampant this week!  In today’s comic collecting world the TV/Film adaptation is king. If it’s rumored to be optioned or developed the online market can heat up quick ( see Alias #1 on Ebay ).

Iron Man 17 ( 1:100 Sketch Variant )

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The reaction to Iron Man’s tweaked origin has been met with mixed reviews. Either way this book should prove to be key down the road especially if Marvel brings back a particular Iron Man from the near future.

The Avenger Magazine 1-24  Shadow Comics 2

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The CW looks to option everything they can. This long forgotten Pulp hero has some interesting powers and could make for an intriguing show.  Issues of the original series and appearances from Shadow Comics are very rare in any condition.

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Lee Bermejo’s over-sized GN is a good read and worth a look for any Batman fan. As rumors continue to pile up concerning the upcoming Superman Batman film collector’s are already starting to scramble for key comics. If you are wondering what Affleck’s Batman is going to look like this design is currently the frontrunner.

New Avengers 10 & Infinity 4 1:150 Variant

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Thanos has a son and that means a first appearance that’s likely worth tracking down. Like Kamal Khan we won’t know for some time if he will spark the  interest of collectors but it’s a good bet. These days most things Thanos related are doing well ( See Avengers 157! )

Uber 1/2 ( Bleeding Cool Magazine )

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As much as I dislike this series one cannot deny it’s popularity amongst collectors. In the tradition of Wizard Magazine this 1/2 issue should appeal to many. Only available in the print publication of BC it’s going to be hard to come by.

Infinity Inc 20,21 ( Hourman 2 )

As stated above comic studio options are the flavor of the month but Hourman? Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy when almost any comic makes the leap to the screen but there are definitely more deserving characters. The other question is which Hourman will they use? The first appearance of the original Hourman is pricey but if they use his son these will rise fast.

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Last month I mentioned Who is Jake Ellis? and it’s impending adaptation.  The regular series issues will be tough to find so go and buy this over-sized reprint of the same title. It’s rare only available in this size here and a highly enjoyable read that features other impressive comics from Mark Millar!

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Here’s a George Perez classic that’s already hot on the back issue market! Featuring the first appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing, this comics is sure to remain a highly sought after  issue for years to come. Like Batman Noel, if rumor’s of Nightwing’s inclusion in the next film are true this one will become the hottest comic in some time.

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When someone like Geoff Johns leaves a title like GL there is sure to be some fall off in readership but if you have been missing the latest event you should be ashamed of yourself. Relic and his quest to extinguish lantern light has been a fresh and original read, something hard to come by from DC these days. (excluding Batman and anything by Jeff Lemire)

Alias 1, Amazing Spider-Man 4, Amazing Spider-Man 601

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Technically Alias 1 is the first appearance of Jessica Jones until Marvel retconned her via flashback in AMS 601 making her first appearance in AMS vol. 1 issue 4.

With a Netfix series on the way look for her appearances to increase in value.

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Mike Allred’s izombie has also been optioned for TV. This one might just be the sleeper of the month! It’s hard to come by and filled with great stories from other outstanding creators.

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Incredible Hulk 178 ( first appearance of the infinity gems )

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Here’s a rumor that actually may prove to be right.  Thanks Benicio Del Toro!

 

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So Ben Affleck isn’t just the Caped Crusader, he’s also getting into the adaptation of wonderful espionage comics!  Sleeper is one of Brubaker’s best.  Look for these to blow up soon:

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InvestComics Hot Picks #286

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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. This article is used as a guide for investments and more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments should be used as a judgement upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing and have fun.)

Last week InvestComics Hot Picks #285 covered the arrival of DC’s 3D comic cover onslaught. The 3D covers turned out to be a huge success for DC judging from the demand in the aftermarket as well as complete sell outs in every comic shop across the nation. One particular comic is commanding in the range of $199 to $300 in the aftermarket. The “winner” in last week’s 3D sweepstakes has to go to Forever Evil #1 – Ivan Reis’ retail variant. The ratio of this comic is driving the price up tremendously. How about 1 variant per comic shop? That’s a nice ratio isn’t it? Get this bad boy in a CGC graded case, a 9.8 or higher and double your cash instantly. Hurry though; the 3D madness will not last forever. Not saying that prices will plummet here, but these prices WILL level out and some speculators may get caught holding their purse. Do not overpay to get any of these books. Be a wise speculator, this isn’t the 1990’s anymore. Although it may feel that way at the moment, this will all die down and level off. That said you must look for the rare ratio 3D books in order to make some serious bank. If you are collecting all of the 3D covers, be sure to get two copies of each, although many retail outfits are limiting one per customer (even Midtown Comics in New York are limiting 1 per). So get your brother, friend, mom, dad, sister, whomever to buy a copy so that you have 2 in your stash. Why two copies you may ask? The reason is simple and any collector already knows; a nice reader/collector copy and one to put together in a mass sale of all 52 variants. What some speculators may not be aware of is some of the aftermarket prices for (pre-ordering) all 52 covers. They are fetching upwards to $390. Not too shabby. To reiterate, the 3D craze WILL NOT last forever, so if you are going to do a mass kill on selling all 52 3D books, you must do so in a small window. The market will in fact come down on these sooner than later. You will have quite a few that will break the outside mold and become a $300 book all onto itself like the Forever Evil # variant. THOSE are the ‘prizes’ here fans. THOSE are the ones to get your hands on. Not an easy task, but getting those will make your bank account very happy. Especially if you get them professionally graded by CGC and score a high grade.

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As this Wednesday approaches, DC Comics continues their trend with the 3D covers. InvestComics will follow the same trend too. As we did last week we will be breaking down each comic with the first appearance of the particular villain taking over the book. It’s so much fun to see where some of these villains came from and how much they have evolved and devolved over the course of time. Not every redo is a home run guys/gals. Sometimes things should stay the way they are. Don’t fix what ain’t broke.

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Teen Titans (2011 4th Series) #23.1 – Trigon looks really angry on this 3D cover doesn’t he? Hate to be on that Titans team looking at him. Trigon first appeared in The New Teen Titans #4 (1981), creators George Perez and Marv Wolfman at the helm here. This should already be in your collection.

Justice League (2011) #23.2 – Here’s another first appearance that any comic collector should already have in their stash. Another 80’s book; Omega Men #3 (1983) features the first look at Lobo.

Justice League of America (2013 3rd Series) #7.2 – An interesting choice going with a Killer Frost takeover. The frosty one first appeared in Firestorm #3 (1978).

Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #23.2 – The wannabe (appearance wise – Thanos/Darkseid) Mongul takes over this comic. And another 1980’s comic; check out his debut in DC Comics Presents #27 (1980).

Flash (2011) #23.2 – Reverse-Flash will give Flash a very hard time in his comic book this month. The first Professor Zoom is in 1963’s Flash #139. Love that yellow suit!!

Earth 2 (2012 DC) #15.2 – Boy you talk about a fantastic makeover, this would be it. Solomon Grundy looks like a menace on the 3D cover here. Good job DC! Grundy first appeared all the way back in All-American Comics #61 (1944).

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – The enigmatic Harley Quinn brings her craziness to this comic. Check out the iconic comic (cover wise) Batman: Harley Quinn one shot from 1999 to get her debut.

Batman (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – And speaking of iconic. The awesomeness of the Riddler appears this week as his hostile takeover will be fantastic probably. Look at that cover! Beautiful! His debut came in Batman #140 (1961). This is definitely a comic to have in your collection. If you do not own this comic, you need to buy it. The Riddler character will always be an uptick character. No losing here. None.

Batman The Dark Knight (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – If one had to choose the best rouge gallery for one particular DC character; it would have to be Batman, right? Well maybe that’s up for debate on for another day, but Mr. Freeze dons the 3D cover this week and his debut is in Batman #121 (1959). Cover art by Curt Swan? Yes I will have one thank you!

Batman and Robin (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – The very recent introduction and popular villains ‘Court of Owls’ will take over the Bats and Rob book. COO (abbreviation) were spoken about in the latest Batman #1 New 52 series, but it wasn’t until Batman #5 (New 52) they made their debut.

Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #23.1 – Speaking of rogue galleries, you want to talk about some of the weakest in all of the DC U? Yes Aquaman may be cool now, but boy do his villains need some serious makeovers! Black Manta is no exception here. Debuting in Aquaman #35 (1967).

Superman #23.2 – In actuality, Supes isn’t that far behind in weak villains either. Why do you think we always see Lex and Zod everywhere? Well Brainiac, like so many others have been through the ringer with the changing of his looks as well. If things work, no change is needed, if things do not, changes are always present. Case in point with a lot of these new looks for everyone over the years. But anyways, getting off track here, check out the Brains first appearance in Action Comics #242 (1958).

Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – Here we have one of the bad asses in the Superman gallery. Zod! General Zod made his debut in Adventure Comics #283 (1961). Another one of those “can’t lose” books. Although many changes over the years, Zod remains a force in the collectors market.

That’s it for the 3D madness, now onto the number one issue madness this week! But first let’s cover the double digit number one; Captain America (2012 7th Series) #11. In this issue the question is asked, who is Iron Nail? Pick this up and find out!

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In the new Mighty Avengers (2013) #1, the team will face off against Proxima Midnight. PM’s arrival was in the recent pages of New Avengers #8. Marvel will look to milk the “Infinity” drama for all it’s worth in Infinity Hunt (2013) #1. This issue will bring a new ‘Contest of Champions’ to the table. If you don’t know exactly what Contest of Champions is, well shame on you! Check out the original classic from 1982; Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions three issue limited series. Here is a quick creators list on this series; Gruenwald, Mantlo, Romita Jr., and Layton. Is there any reason anyone would not know about this comic??

And now we visit the slew of number one issues headed your way this Wednesday. How does anyone afford this hobby anymore?

Rapid fire: A few number one issues REALLY need to be on your radar this week. The aftermarket pricing will reflect the SOLD OUT sign on these if the story is well received. Mythopolis (2013 Ardden) #1 is SOLD OUT, Kings Watch (2013 Dynamite) #1 is SOLD OUT, Hit List (2013) Zenescope #1 might be a sleeper, but Zenescope comics never fare that well in the aftermarket, Locke and Key (2013 7th Series) Alpha #1 will be on the SOLD OUT list shortly, Genie The Genius (2013 Ape) #1 will follow that road, Low Society (2013) #0 may also be a sleeper; it’s on the verge of a sellout, the wildly popular television series will get its own book; Sons of Anarchy (2013 Boom) #1. Live television series’ do not always equate to demand on the comic book front. Actually it’s an extremely rare feat that success is found in the comic book market from a TV show. Eternal Warrior (2013 Valiant) #1 will join the Valiant list of successful sellouts, while Mars Attacks Judge Dredd (2013 IDW) #1 will cater to the Mars Attacks groupie’s.

Another busy week! Don’t forget about the latest InvestComics contest! –WIN a Superman Unchained: Director’s Cut #1 SIGNED by Scott Snyder From InvestComics!! – A big response so far, but you can win it if you’re not in it!

Be sure to sign up to the InvestComics Newsletter too. The recent contest was introduced to the fans via the Newsletter! More cool contest and news going there first.

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Have a great day, invest wisely.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #282

 

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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. This article is used as a guide for investments and more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments should be used as a judgement upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing and have fun.

So InvestComics received a bit of a facelift. Pretty cool huh? And with change there are always A LOT of bugs to figure out, so please be patient as we work out the kinks. Otherwise, it’s looking snazzy! Thanks for everyone’s kind words and support, you guys/gals rock.

Be sure to check out a ton of new material going up on InvestComics these days. Lots of cool new articles popping up daily/weekly.

The current contest on InvestComics will be coming to a close this week. Many people have entered to win a signed Fury #1 from writer Jimmy Palmiotti. All you have to do is share the InvestComics Facebook page and or the Twitter page and you become eligible. This of course is very cool, but if you don’t win this time, don’t fret because there is another contest coming up and boy is it nice!

Let’s move on to the ever “changing landscape” of the Marvel and DC Universe. And oh yes and the Hot Picks.

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DC is making this new 52 a long lasting relationship isn’t it? Understanding that DC has restarted everything, it all just seems very muddled at this point. There is so much going on each week, so dramatic, so epic, so….tiresome. This week readers get to that point where Bruce Wayne becomes Batman in Batman (2011 2nd Series) #23. The DC solicit reads as though it’s the biggest thing to happen since sliced bread. Again, understanding that DC is in business to make money, they need to churn that hyperbole up, but haven’t we all been here before? No matter how much a great writer like Scott Snyder spins it as Batman’s first ever sequence of becoming the Bat, we all really know in the back of our minds that this really isn’t new to us. This isn’t a bad reflection on the great series Scott has done, but in the end folks, it’s more of the same here. The tagline for Marvel and DC these days should read The more things change, the more they stay the same.

More curiosity will succumb with Superboy (2011 5th Series) #23 this week as well. This comic promises the debut of a major threat to the DC Universe.

Marvel enters the ever changing of things this week too with Wolverine (2013 4th Series) #8. The tagline on that solicit reads “The biggest Wolverine event in years!” Really?? But we all know that curiosity will get the best of us right?

(Insert sarcasm in the brain for the majority of this paragraph, until the speculation part comes in). In closing with the flare for dramatics this week, Marvel gives us Infinity (2013 Marvel) #1. Not only will this be the return of the biggest bad ass in the Marvel U (Thanos), not only will this be an oversized comic (what is that exactly? Oversized? Why not be double sized? It’s probably not double sized. Maybe just oversized), this number one issue is so big (hype wise) that it will have TEN variant covers. Oh and here’s the best part, this series will “change the way you look at the Marvel Universe!” Really??? Well if you want to make some REAL change in your pocket, pick up the lowest ratio variant, get it witnessed signed (CGC) by Jim Starlin, grade it, hold on to it for a bit until Avengers 2 movie comes around and then dump it. You’ll triple your money. Still won’t be able to afford Iron Man #55 (First appearance of Thanos) at that point, but you’ll have a decent down payment.

IDW Publishing seems to have their ducks in a row. They don’t use the constant flare for dramatics to sell their books. It seems books like Star Wars #1 speak for themselves in the aftermarket. This week IDW brings back a team that debuted way back in 1966’s Dynamo #1 (Tower Comics). The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents have been well used over the years, and this week THUNDER Agents (2013 IDW) #1 will be again by the IDW team. With Todd McFarlane recently calling out Hollywood to check out the Independent circuit more, there is no telling where Hollywood may look next. Will this team be called upon? Dynamo #1 is one to pick up.

A couple of other comics to check out this week are Resident Alien Suicide Blonde (2013 Dark Horse) #0 and Fubar By the Sword (2013 Alterna) #1.

That’s it for this week, be sure to sign up for the InvestComics Newsletter. It will announce the next contest!

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz  

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InvestComics Hot Pick – Single Issue – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 – Darkseid

Darkseid ThanosThe new Super Man of Steel movie has brought in over $210 million already. As you read this article that number is probably steadily climbing. With this success for Warner Bros. comes the next phase. WB has already announced that they will be green lighting Superman Man of Steel 2 and Justice League of America, both slated for 2014 and 2015 respectively. Just how realistic is this time frame to get these 2 movies done inside of 2 1/2 years? Highly unlikely, but the wheels are turning here and the comic book collector world needs to be on their collective heels.

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When, not if, but when the Justice League of America film is in its infant stage we will soon find out that there is only one place to go with this movie. One place, meaning one villain and that villain will be Darkseid. As vast as the DC Universe is, there is simply no “one” villain other than Darkseid to cause an entire team some headaches. Marvel on the other hand has a few to choose from, but it is no surprise they are going with Thanos. Darkseid and Thanos have always seemed to be linked to one another. Darkseid’s debut came in 1970; Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134. Thanos’ first appearance came only 3 years later in Iron Man #55. So although Marvel was 3 years late to the party with their version of Kirby’s creation Darkseid, they are several years ahead on the big screen. This will in fact change. Well not a fact, but a confident level here to say that Darkseid will be the nuisance for the JLA team. So where will Darkseid appear? Man of Steel 2? Will Warner Bros. change course (Extremely likely) and make more lead up films before Darkseid appears? Flash? Wonder Woman? Green Arrow? Red Tornado? What characters will have their moment in the sun before the Justice League movie? One thing is for certain though (InvestComics speculation of course) Darkseid will play a major part in the lives of our heroes.

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Over the years InvestComics has recommended countless comics to pick up. Some were good, some were okay, and some never panned out. If ever there was a time for you not to second guess anything, this would be that time. Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 will absolutely explode in due time. InvestComics cannot emphasize enough how important and UNDERVALUED this comic is right now. Here’s another reason why this comic should be in your possession. The amount of graded copies on this comic is absolutely staggering, staggering because there are only a total of 189 of them graded. Only TWO hold the 9.8 spot while 11 hold a grade below. You can shop Ebay right now and find a 9.6 copy for $899 or get a Fine copy at only $125. This comic will double and triple in price once the Darkseid is named to appear as the go to villain. By comparison Iron Man #55 (Thanos’ first appearance) has a 1067 graded copies on the CGC Census. 37 at the 9.8 spot while 75 occupy the grade below. Big difference here huh? Who is the villain in need of Batman Superman Darkseidsome attention here? That would be Darkseid, and boy is he going to get some.

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Besides Darkseid’s first appearance there are some other books that he has appeared in that are also very undervalued that command your attention. The first of those comics are the Justice League of America’s #’s 183 – #185. When the JLA movie comes to fruition, it is “said” that THESE comics will be the storyline to the movie. Get these comics all day in Fine condition on Ebay for $10 a pop. Well worth the condition and money spent. Watch as Warner Bros. makes the announcement about Darkseid, these Fine copies you hold will go tenfold easily. The funny thing here is that the creator of Thanos; Jim Starlin, yeah that guy, he was the artist on 2 of the three covers!

Although Darkseid has been wreaking havoc on the DC Universe for more than 4 decades, ready for this? He has made ONE, that’s right ONE appearance in the Batman comic. Batman #702 to be precise. It took exactly four decades for Darkseid to make it into the pages of a Batman book. Hard to believe isn’t it?? So pick that comic up while you still can. Those will be disappearing before you know it.

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Okay while we’re at it, how about Superman? How many times do you think Darkseid has made his way inside a Superman ONLY titled comic? Hundreds? No. 50? No. 20? No. 10?? No. How about 4 times at last count?! Superman #419 and #666, Superman Vol. 2 #3, and Superman Vol 2. #173. Unbelievable right??

New Gods DarkseidEarly appearances that need to be picked up include Jack Kirby’s Forever People #1 & New Gods # 1 and New Gods #2. One of Kirby’s last DC work came in a form of a graphic novel. 1985’s Hunger Dogs had his creation Darkseid in it. Legion of Super-Heroes #’s 287, 293, and 294 are comics that need to be in your collection sooner rather than later. Important storylines with Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen at the helm.

Darkseid appeared alongside Marvel a few times. John Byrne’s Darkseid vs. Galactus: The Hunger, George Perez’ Avengers/JLA (how fitting is that?), Walt Simsonson’s The Uncanny X-Men/The New Teen Titans.

And lastly, watch for Darkseid to make an appearance during DC’s Villain month.

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Jay Katz

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Nova – Checklist

Nova Checklist.

Marvel’s cosmic epic The Guardians of the Galaxy is either shaping up to be the most ambitious comic film of all time or destined to be a rare mistep by Disney.   The truth is, it is hard to tell at this point which way it will all go down.  Recent news includes conformation of…

this guy as Yondu.  😀

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but this woman as Nova Prime???

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So who knows?  But for purists some developments are signs of a troubled adaptation.  For every John C. Reilly as Rhomman Dey there is a Cosmo tease from the director that simply annoys or another WWE has-been cast as the muscle ( Drax the Destroyer ).

In the past I have highlighted some of the best GOTG comics to invest in.  With conformation of the Nova Corps ( FF 206,208 ) Nova appears to be a player and that’s great news.  Though his keys are limited here are some notable appearances.

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Fantastic Four Annual 12

This one is Nova ( Richard Rider’s ) first appearance outside his own title.  Wolfman writing the Inhumans make it worth the price in high grade!

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Daredevil 142

Another Wolfman tale featuring Nova in a title you normally wouldn’t expect to see him in.

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ROM 24

If you have never read ROM I demand you buy the full run and spend the weekend making up for past mistakes.   Like the Micronauts there are a few keys in the series.  #75 ( last issue ) and this early Nova appearance.

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New Warriors 74, 75

The last issue of this Marvel Series saw the sales of the once mighty team book drop sharply.  As usual low print runs for later issues of a cancelled series often leads to significant increases in value.  Expect these  to do the same when the film comes out.

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Nova 7

Another last issues with a low print run and a Larsen Venom cover!  Buy buy buy.

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The Savage She Hulk 100

How many comics do you think are out there that have both Rocket Raccoon and Nova in them?  Oh and it’s written by Dan Slott with a Greg Horn cover!

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Annihilation Conquest 6

I will continue to recommend this one over and over again.  Collectors are fast realizing the importance of this issue.  The formation of this team has everything to do with the movie.  One can even argue that it’s importance far surpasses the first appearance of the original team which often sells for over 100 at auction.

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Thanos Imperative: Ignition

This one-Shot has a breathtaking cover and is getting harder to find as are all Thanos appearances.  See my  report on the collectible Thanos some time before the movie hits.

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DISCLAIMER:  This article is intended for entertainment purposes.  Please do not come to me down the road claiming that I steered you wrong when you bought 300 copies of Spawn 9. ( which I would never recommend by the way )   All investments are undertaken at one’s own risk.  Have fun!

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MARVEL reveals ARTHUR ADAMS variant for INFINITY #1

Nothing Lasts Forever – Marvel Unveils Arthur Adam’s INFINITY #1 Variant Cover

This August, the Marvel Universe prepares for the biggest battle it’s ever faced – but first, Marvel is proud to unveil the jaw dropping variant cover toInfinity #1 by Arthur Adams! Infinity, the six part blockbuster comic event of the summer, brought to you by the star studded creative team of Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena & Dustin Weaver, takes fans to every corner of the Marvel Universe, and beyond! Earth has been marked as an “Avengers World”, protected by Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more from the deadliest threats facing humanity. A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united AvengersUniverse is there any chance of survival!

 

With our heroes at the other end of the universe, who is left to protect Earth? Enter Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. The greatest threat to the Mad Titan’s work—and perhaps the universe’s greatest hope—is something he created leaving no world safe. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and feared by his world,  lead his people against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earth—and the entire universe with it.

 

Every issue of Infinity includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on theMarvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue ofInfinity features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

 

The Biggest Heroes.  The Biggest Threats. The Biggest Sacrifices. This is Marvel’sINFINITY.

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For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visit www.marvel.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelINFINITY and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel [www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

 

 

 

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