InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 2-29-12

Welcome to InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 2-29-12

Orlando’s MegaCon last week pushed back the Weekly Hot Picks, so let’s dive back in! But before getting to that, InvestComics has a lot of footage to release to you guys from the Con and will be getting that out soon, including the Stan Lee Interview!! Stay tuned as we will get all of the goodies out to you as soon as possible. There is no time sensitive material regarding the videos so you won’t be hearing any creators talk about a release of something that’s already been out there for 3 weeks. It’s just fun stuff!

Also, right before the last Hot Picks article there was a promise to cover an Avengers Villains list. That will happen, but just not this week. It’ll be here soon!

….Now a quick look at a few books to check out this week.

Image Comics has a little book out that has flown under the radar to some capacity for a while now. Not saying this book doesn’t get the credit it deserves, but the pure collector value will continue to grow as each issue hits. Invincible is conceivably the best, consistent Image title on the market today. It’s purity and its “early” Spider-Man like feel has makes this a must read. You also must own anything early Invincible if you’re a collector. Why the focus on this character you ask? We’ll get to that in a moment. First and foremost, a comic collector should definitely own Invincible #1 from 2003. This $100 book right now will give a huge return 10 years from now. Not suggesting one should even sell this book in ten years, in fact if you buy this book for a measly $100, hold on to it for a long long time because this character is poised for some greatness.

Back on April 2011, Image Comics released a teaser that InvestComics posted that included an African American as Invincible. The bottom tag read “2012”. Well 2012 is here and that same teaser is now the cover to Invincible #89. Just like Marvel’s Spider-Man introduced Miles to us, we have a new Invincible now too as an African American. Yes Invincible is the modern day Spider-Man, so you best jump on board before you miss the train here.

The best collector appearance comic to own as far as Invincible goes is the self titled number one issue from 2003. But as many may already know, that was not really his first appearance. The first preview happened in Tech Jacket #1 (2002) and his first cameo came in Noble Causes Family Secrets #3 (2002). Both of these comics are extremely affordable within the $3 to $10 range, although most collectors are jumping on the first full appearance which in the 2003 self titled book. Buy this comic folks, it’s a strong buy at $100 and once it’s in your possession it becomes a strong hold.

DC Comics’ Batman Beyond Unlimited #1 will be a quick sell out this week. Any new Bat book usually is, but with Norm Breyfogle at the helm here, it makes for a no brainer. Norm was responsible for bringing Batman in the late 80’s/early nineties to another level. Bottom line here, Norm Breyfogle is a badas* Batman artist as well as a badas* artist period. Check out Norm’s first Bat book in Detective Comics #579 ($3).

FF #15 continues on with Power Pack. Power Pack first appeared in their self titled book Power Pack #1 (1984).

Okay that’s it for this week! The Hot Picks will be back with that Avengers Villain Special soon! Check 2 cool covers coming at you this week below.

See you next week, Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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