SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for November 6 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for November 6 2013 Release Week

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly!

So any comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on Oct 31 2013 (6 days BEFORE release date)!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Ghost Cop #1 (Of 3), $3.99 – 22 COPIES LEFT
Last Zombie The End #5 (Of 5), $3.99 – 34 COPIES LEFT
Steampunk Halloween 2013 #1, $3.50 – 28 COPIES LEFT

ARCANA STUDIO
Steam Engines Of Oz #3, $3.99 – 107 COPIES LEFT

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Afterlife With Archie #1 (Francesco Francavilla 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 4,854 COPIES LEFT

ART OF FICTION
All Crime #2 (Of 3), $3.95 – 1 COPY LEFT

ASPEN COMICS
Trish Out Of Water #2 (Cover B Randy Green), $3.99 – 21 COPIES LEFT
Trish Out Of Water #2 (Cover A Giuseppe Cafaro), $3.99 – 23 COPIES LEFT

BIG DOG INK
Shahrazad #1 (Cover A Mike Krome), $3.50 – 27 COPIES LEFT
Shahrazad #1 (Cover B J. Scott Campbell), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

BLACK MASK COMICS
12 Reasons To Die #4 (Of 6), $3.50 – 358 COPIES LEFT
Ballistic #3 (Of 5), $3.50 – 171 COPIES LEFT

BOOM! STUDIOS
Regular Show Skips #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Mad Rupert), $3.99 – 287 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Regular Show Skips #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Kel McDonald), $3.99
Regular Show Skips #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Mia Schwartz), AR – SOLD OUT
Regular Show Skips #1 (Of 6)(Cover D Tessa Stone), AR – SOLD OUT

CREEPY CLASSICS
Monster Bash #20, $8.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Grindhouse Doors Open At Midnight #2 (Of 8), $3.99 – 248 COPIES LEFT
Occultist #2 (Of 5), $3.50 – 169 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS
DC Comics Essentials Justice League #1, $1.00 – 74 COPIES LEFT
Hinterkind #2, $2.99 – 117 COPIES LEFT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Legends Of Red Sonja #1 (Of 5)(Frank Thorne Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT
Legends Of Red Sonja #1 (Of 5)(Jay Anacleo Regular Cover), $3.99 – 98 COPIES LEFT
Shadow Now #2 (Of 6)(Colton Worley Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT
Shadow Now #2 (Of 6)(Tim Bradstreet Regular Cover), $3.99 – 59 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING
Transformers Dark Cybertron #1 (Cover A Phil Jimenez), $3.99 – 292 COPIES LEFT
Transformers Dark Cybertron #1 (Cover RI-A Phil Jimenez), AR – SOLD OUT
Transformers Dark Cybertron #1 (Cover RI-B Andrew Griffith), AR – SOLD OUT
Transformers Dark Cybertron #1 (Cover SUB Casey W. Coller), $3.99 – 78 COPIES LEFT
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #1 (Hundred Penny Press Edition)(Cover A Nick Roche), $1.00 – 173 COPIES LEFT

IMAGE COMICS
68 Hallowed Ground (One-Shot)(Cover A Josh Medors, Nat Jones & Jay Fotos), $3.99 – 32 COPIES LEFT
68 Hallowed Ground (One-Shot)(Cover B Bernie Wrightson, Nat Jones & Jay Fotos), $3.99 – 21 COPIES LEFT
Alex + Ada #1, $2.99 – 99 COPIES LEFT
Drumhellar #1 (was ‘Strangeways’)(Cover A Riley Rossmo), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Drumhellar #1 (was ‘Strangeways’)(Cover B Roc Upchurch), $3.50 – 3 COPIES LEFT
Protectors Inc #1 (Cover A Gordon Purcell & Mike Atiyeh), $2.99 – 244 COPIES LEFT
Protectors Inc #1 (Cover A Whilce Portacio & Mike Atiyeh), $2.99 – 5 COPIES LEFT

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing X-Men #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Amazing X-Men #1 (Ed McGuinness Regular Cover), $3.99 – 72 COPIES LEFT
Amazing X-Men #1 (Ed McGuinness Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Amazing X-Men #1 (Kevin Nowlan Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Amazing X-Men #1 (Milo Manara Nightcrawler Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Amazing X-Men #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Amazing X-Men #1 (Tradd Moore Deadpool Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Cataclysm The Ultimates’ Last Stand #1 (Of 5)(Leinil Yu Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Cataclysm The Ultimates’ Last Stand #1 (Of 5)(Mark Bagley Regular Cover), $3.99 – 98 COPIES LEFT
Fantomex MAX #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Longshot Saves The Marvel Universe #1 (Of 4)(David Nakayama Deadpool Photobomb Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Longshot Saves The Marvel Universe #1 (Of 4)(David Nakayama Regular Cover), $2.99 – 105 COPIES LEFT
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #2 (Of 5), $3.99 – 542 COPIES LEFT
Marvel Universe Hulk Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. #2 (Of 4), $2.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT
Marvel’s Captain America The First Avenger Adaptation #1 (Of 2), $2.99 – 90 COPIES LEFT
Painkiller Jane The Price Of Freedom #1 (Of 4)(Amanda Conner & Dave Johnson Regular Cover), $3.99 – 125 COPIES LEFT
Painkiller Jane The Price Of Freedom #1 (Of 4)(Dave Johnson Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
Department Of Monsterology #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – 3 COPIES LEFT

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Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer Released

Last week InvestComics brought the comic book fans the new Captain America trailer and the X-Men: Days of Future Past teaser trailer on the InvestComics Facebook page. Today we get the official X-Men: Days of Future Past movie trailer. One word…….WOW.

What do you think?

 

InvestComics Hot Picks #292

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The-Dawning-COVER-1-jpegFrom the looks of it on the social media circuit, Halloween ComicFest was a success. Was there any doubt it wouldn’t be?? Kudos goes out to all of the comic shops across the states that participated in this year’s event. Free comics will always be a good time!

Want some comic reviews regarding the free Halloween ComicFest books? Sure thing, click right HERE for the latest video comic book review show; FFFIC #117 (Halloween ComicFest Edition) and the latest reviews from this past Wednesday’s new releases with Sebastian Piccione.

And while on the topic of comic shops. InvestComics would like to direct your attention to a few comic shops that are now carrying the very first InvestComics Publications comic book The Dawning #1 in their stores! How cool is that??! Click on the stores that have the link attached to them and friend them on Facebook now. Super-Fly Comics and Games, Epic Loot Games and Comics, Dark Star Books, Sanctuary Comics, and Cards and Comics! Go now and support their Facebook page and their stores! More comic shops will be listed as they jump onboard to support the InvestComics Publications launch. Thanks guys/gals! If you’d like to purchase this hot book right now, click right HERE to purchase your copy now!

Lost in all of the hoopla of the New York Comic Con and the launching of the publication is the contest we have going! Check out last week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #191 for more details on that. Enter to win! If you don’t feel like jumping over, the prizes are for a Batman The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 SIGNED by artist Georges Jeanty and Excalibur #1 SIGNED by legend Chris Claremont! Share InvestComics everywhere and WIN!

Over the past week, InvestComics has been posting various videos from the New York Comic Con. Check out comedian/late night talk show host Pete Holmes right HERE. You MUST check out Pete’s Youtube page to watch his hysterical takes on Batman/Superman, Wolverine, and Gambit, priceless. Also posted were WWE stars and President of the WWE Studios right HERE, and Animal Planet’s team; Finding Bigfoot right HERE. Stay tuned for the animated team of Bob’s Burgers (hit show on Fox), and Stan Lee!! That’s right; Stan Lee will be coming up very soon!

Okay, so let’s talk about some comics……

InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release 10-30-13

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There was a comic book run that basically changed the landscape of comic books as we know them some 24 years ago. That comic book run was DC’s (Vertigo) Sandman from 1989. The ebb and flow of storytelling in comic books were changed forever in 1989. This was due for the reason of one man, Neil Gaiman. Neil is a storyteller; he has a pulse on what the reader yearns for. He sets moods, changes, flow and so much more. There are not enough words to describe this man’s legendary status. And quite frankly he doesn’t need words; he’s done enough for himself to establish his legend status in the comic book genre and in the publishing world as well. This week Neil visits familiar territory. Yes that’s right you guessed it, Sandman. Sandman Overture (2013) #1 will probably not break new ground, but what it will do is spark the interest of readers and collectors alike. Then again, maybe it will break new ground? Who knows with Mr. Gaiman? Here’s the nuts and bolts here folks, DC has spoken of Vertigo titles making it onto the big screen for a while now. What better way to start than right here, with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman? There have been many predictions within the InvestComics Hot Picks that have come to fruition (some not too), but to say that Sandman will definitely make it to a movie theater is not that far of a stretch, but it WILL happen. Sandman will become a film one day, and not only will it be spectacular, it will send the aftermarket into an absolute frenzy. This is why a collector should be on top on the 1989 Sandman #1 comic right now. Another book to be on top of is the Sandman Overture #1 variant from Dave McKean, a cool $125 for that variant, but can easily double with a 9.8 grade, and triple with a signature series. Not only will the Sandman Overture #1 heighten the interest of the already famous 1989 book, the movie to come will catapult it even more so. Thank me later. Don’t forget to let everyone know that InvestComics alerted you out on this one.

The recent “demise” of Damian was short lived and now the character has his own book coming out! Death in comics really doesn’t mean much, but you know this already. Anyways, Damian Son of Batman (2013) #1 will bring back the son of Bruce for a limited series, and then for sure a regular series down the line we’re guessing. Whether you’re a fan or not of the Damian character, one will have to stand up a bit and pay attention here. The character is a hot commodity, the collector should embrace this. The reader should just ignore him if they aren’t interested. The collector’s battle over the true first appearance of Damian rages on behind the scenes, but here’s the skinny. The only true answer lies within the money if you’re a speculator. The birth of Damian happened in Batman: Son of a Demon #1 in 1988 (not in DC continuity? Then maybe it is?), but according to the folks at CGC, they say that Batman #655 (2006) is the recognized cameo of Damian. The first full appearance of Damian is Batman #656. So with that, regardless of how the argument may want to flow, CGC is setting the precedence on the Batman comics #655 and #656 as the cameo and first, and this is where the money is going to be found because of the little inscription on the top of the casing. Buy the first Damian. It’s an uptick comic for years to come. Oh yes, one last thing. Pick up the Damian Son of Batman #1 Andy Kubert sketch variant at $60, grade it make money, simple as that. And finally from DC Comics this week, Forever Evil Argus (2013) #1 is sold out. The Forever Evil campaign continues to kill it on the shelves, well semi-disappear really. As the previous InvestComics Hot Picks have stated with the Forever Evil storyline, unless there is a major holy sh*t moment that really takes the genre by surprise, there will be no redeeming value (speculator) in any of the Forever Evil titles down the line. The true redeeming value here is a fantastic storyline.

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Marvel Comics stays busy this week with comics like Captain America Living Legend (2013) #2. This book will introduce an alien like thing. Not sure exactly what, but check it out. And look at that awesome cover too! Dan Slott promises that the new Superior Spider-Man (2012) #20 will seriously shake things up. As if things haven’t been shaken already?! Be sure to grab a copy to see how things are playing out. Another shake up looks to be occurring in Guardians of the Galaxy (2013 3rd Series) #8. Peter Quill will betray the entire Marvel Universe? Okay we’re interested. Cataclysm (2013 Marvel) #0.1 would be nice to write about, but the Marvel solicit is “classified”. The variant is sold out though, know that much! The new Bryan J.L. Glass Thor Crown of Fools (2013) #1 will be sold out on Thursday. Be sure to have your copy in hand or in your pull box.

Ash and the Army of Darkness return this week in Ash and the Army of Darkness (2013) #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. Talks of a new movie will boost interest for the original Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 from 1992. That’s 21 years ago. Feel old yet? The comic is mostly sold out across the board. Archie Comics had a huge success with the recent Archie zombie book Afterlife with Archie #1 (InvestComics informed that you’d get the variants, hope you did!). So what’s next to come you may ask? How about Fox (2013 Red Circle) #1? Yep, the Fox is running amuck and its best you catch it! Preferably the variant! Fox #1 is another hot comic folks. Don’t believe it? Check by Friday and see if there are any variants left for you. Oh yes, check Ebay on those, they’ll be over there probably. Incidentally, in case anyone is interested. Fox first appeared in Blue Ribbon Comics #4 way back in 1940. Good luck ever seeing that comic in your lifetime in near mint condition or in your lifetime period. There are a few comics that should be on your radar due to the low number left or their sold out status. Wildwork (2013 Antarctic Press) #1, Adventure Time Spoooktacular (2013) #1,and Wilder (2013 Monsterverse) #0.

Amazing artist Marc Silvestri pays homage to himself this week with the cover on Witchblade (1995) #170. If the cover doesn’t ring a bell (How could it not??!!), it’s original concept cover was featured on the Uncanny X-Men #251 with Wolverine stuck on the X and not a W. Awesome cover on both Marc!! See below to marvel in the beauty.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to share InvestComics across the social media because not only is it cool to do, but you can win some awesome prizes too! Batman The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 SIGNED by artist Georges Jeanty and Excalibur #1 SIGNED by legend Chris Claremont!!

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See you soon, invest wisely

Jay Katz

InvestComics Hot Covers – New Releases 10-30-13

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Foreign Comics – Checklist

Collecting both original and reprint foreign comics can be a daunting task.  Editions are as rare for Moebius prestige format comics as they are for key 2000 A.D. issues, Grant Morrison’s first published work or high grade copies of Warrior Magazine.   Beyond this list there are a considerable number of collectible foreign comics.  Currently these are my recommendations:

Disclaimer:

Remember, the internet comic collecting community feasts on the slow and there is also no guarantee that any of what follows will be worth anything more than a damn to you.  Though there is a viable marketplace for the buying and selling of sequential art collectibles,  do not forget that it is a competitive and volatile realm.

Click on any of the RED links within the article to buy/bid on the comics directly from Ebay right now. From ALL available Ebay sellers.

 

Transformers Weekly Magazine 7

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If Age of Extinction incorporates the Dinobots look for rare appearances to dry up on the back issue market.  Their first appearance is in issue 4 ( March 1985 ) of the Marvel US series.  This issue predates that one but features the same cover?  I have yet to confirm if this is the earliest appearance of the Dinobots.

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Reprinting GOTG’s first appearance, this long running series represents the gold standard in foreign comic printing:  This French comic series collects Skull The Slayer (1975) #1,  Doc Savage (1972)  2, Super Heroes (1967) 18 and The Champions (1975) #2.  The Guardians also appear in other issues from this series.

Titans 155

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There may be some of these still available on Ebay but it’s going to be tough to get in high grade. The Ultron cover is just another reason to buy and hold this printing of New Mutants 98!

Click on any of the RED links within the article to buy/bid on the comics directly from Ebay right now. From ALL available Ebay sellers.

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Death’s Head has seen his ups and downs in popularity over the years.  In the mainstream Marvel U he has recently reemerged with some upgrades.  Time will tell if his first appearance will rise in value but with his cult-like following this issue will always be worth owning.  Issue 117 is worth a look too!

Captain Britain 8 & Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain 243

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There is some debate as to when Psylocke first debuted but Betsy Braddock first appeared in this issue of Captain Britain.  I have included this issue of SSM & CB because is holds a rare early appearance of Betsy and is scarce in its own right.

Mighty World of Marvel 197,198

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We all know how much Wolverine’s first and cameo are worth.  The MWOM reprinted those momentous issues and like others on this list have become nearly impossible to track down.

Click on any of the RED links within the article to buy/bid on the comics directly from Ebay right now. From ALL available Ebay sellers.

Star Wars Weekly: 73,94,95,96, 117 ( last before change in title ),

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These over sized comics  should appeal to fans of  both the galaxy far, far away and the Guardians of the Galaxy!   With low print runs, and appearances by other Marvel characters  such as Warlock and the Micronauts,  these comics may be harder to find thanks to a more broad demand.

L’Incroyable Hulk 130/131

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This French printing of The Incredible Hulk collects both issues of the regular Marvel series 271,272.  Why is this important?  Issue 271 is the first appearance of Rocket Raccoon in color and in a comic ( see Marvel Preview 7 for his first appearance ).  Unbeknownst to many Rocket also appeared in issue 272 via flashback.  This issue collects those two issues but oddly is printed in black and white.  To my knowledge it is the only publication that prints the first Rocket Raccoon color pages with no color.

Empire Strikes Back Monthly: 151,154,155,156, 159

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Alan Moore’s incredible Star Wars tales were originally printed in these amazing UK comics and later collected in 2 regular size editions from Dark Horse.  They remain some of the best stories from a universe that has seen its share of poor writing.

Click on any of the RED links within the article to buy/bid on the comics directly from Ebay right now. From ALL available Ebay sellers.

Batman Legends 13

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The UK Batman Legends series reprinted collected issues from Vol. 1 of Batman.  In America the 666 Batman issue is not that easy to come by and the same holds true for this UK version.

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This one makes my list  twice this month.  The white cover and mag size make finding one  in high grade a tough task.   Time will tell if Marvel’s reprinting will reignite the popularity of the character.  If Miracleman were to ever be incorporated into the mainstream Marvel universe, enjoyed by both critics and the larger fanbase, and becomes a worthy marketing property-then this comic will explode in value.  The odds of all that happening are not good but this book is still super scarce.

Click on any of the RED links within the article to buy/bid on the comics directly from Ebay right now. From ALL available Ebay sellers.

UK price variants,  other overseas  price variants and Canadian pricing variants also hold value depending on rarity and issue #.  There is an extensive collecting community when it comes to these rare issues  much like Bronze age price variants and regional variants here is the states!

Good Luck!

-Topher

Animal Planet: NYCC 2013

InvestComics sent a little time exploring the world of the legend known as Bigfoot. Is he real? What makes this time any different than any other that the Finding Bigfoot team is informing the non-believers to believe?! Find out some answers in this video. You will believe!

Join the cast of Finding Bigfoot; Ranae Holland, James “Bobo” Fay, Cliff Barackman, and Matt Moneymaker as they plead their case and let us all know that Bigfoot IS out there!

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Lady Deathstrike Returns In Your First Look at X-MEN #7!

Lady Deathstrike Returns In Your First Look at X-MEN #7! 

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Lady Deathstrike is coming back! Her first appearance as LD is in Alpha Flight #33 (1986). 

This November, the six-part Muertas arc kicks off in X-Men #7 with the return of one of the X-Men’s deadliest foes – Lady Deathstrike! From the blockbuster creative team of Brian Wood and Terry Dodson – as the X-Men regroup following the catastrophic events ofBattle of the Atom, a new threat closes in from the shadows and a new member joins the X-Men! Lady Deathstrike is back, and she’s assembling an all-new Sisterhood of Mutants to take them down! It’s going to take everything they’ve got to stop them – including new arrival and fan-favorite X-Factor alum Monet! Can these bruised and broken mutants pull it together long enough to repel this new threat? Find out asMuertas kicks off in X-Men #7! This is one X-Fans won’t want to miss! 

X-MEN #7 (SEP130747)

Written by BRIAN WOOD

Art & Cover by TERRY DODSON

FOC – 10/28/2013, On-Sale – 11/20/2013

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New York Comic Con 2013 – Pete Holmes

InvestComics got invited to sit down with TBS Late Night Show host Pete Holmes! Check out a very in-depth press conference from Pete Holmes and his staff about the new show. Extremely informative. Pete actually takes an F – Marry – Kill question and answers it the only way Pete Holmes would! Watch the Pete Holmes Show on TBS!

Disclaimer: Batman the Dark Knight music from Hans Zimmer is owned by its respective creator and not InvestComics. InvestComics does not own nor seeks to profit off of the use of the Batman Dark Knight Rises soundtrack from Hans Zimmer or any of its affiliates.

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WWE Studio’s at New York Comic Con 2013

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InvestComics sits down with WWE stars Kane and Hornswoggle at the New York Comic Con. We also sat down with director’s and the President of WWE Studios……

WWE Studio’s will be releasing more films with their WWE Stars as the headliners. Make no mistake here, this is an absolutely brilliant move for the WWE brand. They have a bevy of characters at their disposal within their arsenal. Putting them front and center in movie roles as various characters other than the ones they play week in and week out on television and pay-per-view will prove to be a success. Two movies discussed on the video below are See No Evil, directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (also seen on the video) and  Leprechaun: Origins directed by Zach Lipovsky (also seen on the video). The president of WWE Studio’s is also seen on the video.

Fun time had by all! And check out what Glenn “Kane” Jacobs thinks about the government shut down.

Remember, go see See No Evil 2 and  Leprechaun: Origins!!

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SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for October 30 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for October 30 2013 Release Week

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly!

So any comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on Oct 24 2013 (6 days BEFORE release date)!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Skyward #1 (Of 6)(Jeremy Dale 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 19 COPIES LEFT
Skyward #4 (Of 6)(Cover A Jeremy Dale), $2.99 – 35 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Skyward #4 (Of 6)(Cover B Mike Norton), $2.99
AMIGO COMICS
Arcane Secrets #2 (Of 3), $3.99 – 260 COPIES LEFT
ANTARCTIC PRESS
Wild Work #1 (Of 5), $3.99 – 104 COPIES LEFT
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Fox #1 (Darwyn Cooke Running With The Foxes Variant Cover), $2.99 – 20 COPIES LEFT
Fox #1 (Dean Haspiel Freak Magnet Variant Cover), $2.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT
Fox #1 (Dean Haspiel Regular Cover), $2.99 – 23 COPIES LEFT
Fox #1 (Fiona Staples High Flying Variant Cover), $2.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT

BIG DOG INK
Rex Zombie Killer #1 (Of 4), $3.50 – 13 COPIES LEFT
BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular #1 (Cover A Becky Dreistadt), $4.99 – 298 COPIES LEFT
Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular #1 (Cover B Ming Doyle), AR – SOLD OUT
Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular #1 (Cover C Jones Wiedle), AR – SOLD OUT
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser 2013 Annual #1 (Cover A Menton Matthews III), $4.99 – 112 COPIES LEFT
Herobear And The Kid 2013 Annual #1 (Cover A Mike Kunkel), $3.99 – 191 COPIES LEFT
DANGER ZONE
Final Plague #3 (Of 5), $2.99 – 13 COPIES LEFT
Zombie Tramp Volume 2 #1 (Of 4), $2.99 – 158 COPIES LEFT
DARK HORSE COMICS
Astounding Villain House (One Shot), $3.50 – 136 COPIES LEFT
Baltimore The Plague Ships #1 (1 for $1 Edition), $1.00 – 181 COPIES LEFT
Criminal Macabre The Eyes Of Frankenstein #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – 165 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS
Action Comics Annual #2, $4.99 – 297 COPIES LEFT
Aquaman Annual #1, $4.99 – 205 COPIES LEFT
Damian Son Of Batman #1 (Of 4)(Andy Kubert Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Damian Son Of Batman #1 (Of 4)(Andy Kubert Regular Cover), $3.99 – 242 COPIES LEFT
Damian Son Of Batman #1 (Of 4)(Tony S. Daniel Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil A.R.G.U.S. #1 (Of 6)(Brett Booth & Mark Irwin Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil A.R.G.U.S. #1 (Of 6)(Brett Booth & Mark Irwin Regular Cover), $2.99 – 103 COPIES LEFT
Green Lantern Annual #2, $4.99 – 233 COPIES LEFT
Nightwing Annual #1, $4.99 – 195 COPIES LEFT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(Combo Pack Cover), $5.99 – 69 COPIES LEFT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(Cover A J.H. Williams III), $4.99 – 158 COPIES LEFT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Dave McKean), $4.99  – 46 COPIES LEFT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(Dave McKean Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(J.H. Williams III Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(Jim Lee CBLDF Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Vertigo Essentials V For Vendetta #1, $1.00 – 56 COPIES LEFT
Vertigo Resurrected The Extremist #1 (New Printing), $7.99 – 50 COPIES LEFT
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #1 (Arthur Suydam Shared Retailer Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #1 (Ben Templesmith Regular Cover), $3.99 – 4 COPIES LEFT
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #1 (Dennis Calero Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 62 COPIES LEFT
Mocking Dead #1 (Of 4)(Zombie Laughter 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING
Danger Girl The Chase #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Dan Panosian), $3.99 – 104 COPIES LEFT
Danger Girl The Chase #2 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Photo), $3.99 – 55 COPIES LEFT
My Little Pony 2013 Annual (Cover A Tony Fleecs), $7.99 – 257 COPIES LEFT
My Little Pony 2013 Annual (Cover RI Amy Mebberson), AR – SOLD OUT
Powerpuff Girls #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Troy Little), $3.99 – 284 COPIES LEFT
Powerpuff Girls #2 (Of 6)(Cover RI Stephanie Gladden), AR – SOLD OUT
Powerpuff Girls #2 (Of 6)(Cover SUB Robert Pope), $3.99 – 187 COPIES LEFT
Wild Blue Yonder #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Zach Howard), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Wild Blue Yonder #3 (Of 5)(Cover RI Paulius Zakarauskas), AR – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
Captain America Living Legend #2 (Of 4)(Adi Granov Regular Cover), $3.99 – 100 COPIES LEFT
Captain America Living Legend #2 (Of 4)(Dan Brereton Vintage Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Captain America Living Legend #2 (Of 4)(Walter Simonson Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Cataclysm #0.1 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99 – 203 COPIES LEFT
Cataclysm #0.1 (Paul Renaud Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Punisher The Trial Of The Punisher #2 (Of 2), $3.99 – 5 COPIES LEFT
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special #1 (Alexander Lozano Regular Cover), $4.99 – 1,133 COPIES LEFT
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special #1 (J. Scott Campbell Interlocking Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Thor The Crown Of Fools #1, $3.99 – 40 COPIES LEFT
X-Men Battle Of The Atom #2 (Of 2)(Ed McGuinness Regular Cover), $3.99 – 38 COPIES LEFT
X-Men Battle Of The Atom #2 (Of 2)(Esad Ribic Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
MONSTERVERSE
Wilder (One Shot)(Cover A Kyle Holtz), $3.99 – 21 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Wilder (One Shot)(Cover B Mark Kidwell), $3.99
RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
Department Of Monsterology #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – 28 COPIES LEFT
STUDIO FARLAINE
Farlaine The Goblin #2, $5.00 – 3 COPIES LEFT
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Stuff About Sex (One Shot), $3.95 -44 COPIES LEFT
UNLIKELY HEROES STUDIOS
Super #2, $2.99 – 258 COPIES LEFT
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Hit List #2 (Of 5)(Cover A D.E. Johnson), $2.99 – 38 COPIES LEFT
Hit List #2 (Of 5)(Cover B Harvey Tolibao), $2.99 – 44 COPIES LEFT
Hit List #2 (Of 5)(Cover C Oracle), $2.99 – 44 COPIES LEFT

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I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

Major Reveal in the “Origin of Tony Stark” storyline

In the most recent InvestComics Hot Picks #291, we suggested that you take a look at the latest offering from Marvel’s Iron Man title. Iron Man #17 reveals something that will probably open many doors for our beloved billionaire Tony Stark for years to come.

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!

It is revealed that not only was Tony Stark adopted, but that he has an “alien” brother?!!

The media has picked up on this issue already. The comic is recieving major press right now and collectors should be on high alert here! Pick up some copies quick! This is a major uptick book.

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InvestComics Hot Pick: Single Issue – Avengers #158 (First Appearance of Graviton – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

avengers 158The Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series introduced its first villain on the show a couple of weeks ago. His name is Graviton. So with that, we have one of the hottest back issues in the market right now in Avengers #158 (1977). The issue was penciled by Sal Buscema, written by Jim Shooter, and with a cover by the great Jack “the king” Kirby.

Fine to Near mint copies are ranging from $25 – $35 right now. Do not expect this comic to command big bucks in the aftermarket for long. Once the Agents figure out a way to defeat and rid Graviton from their clutches, the Avengers #158 book will no longer be relevant. That’s unless Marvel decides to revisit the character on the big screen which has about a 1% to zero percent chance of happening.

Buy this comic at your local comic shop that isn’t really paying attention for a dollar and resale on Ebay quickly.

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

A Lover’s Quarrel….To The Death! Your First Look At SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #21!

Otto Octavius has battled the likes of the Kingpin, the Hobgoblin, and the Vulture, but this November he faces his greatest threat yet in Superior Spider-Man #21 – the next installment in the biggest, boldest superhero comic of the year! From the blockbuster creative team of Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli – Stunner is back in town, and she’s out to avenge the death of the only man she’s ever loved, Doc Ock! Now she’s on a mission to obliterate the man who killed him – the Superior Spider-Man! Can Otto defend himself from Stunner’s onslaught without revealing his dark secret? What does this mean for the tangled web of Otto’s love life? Don’t miss the stunning Superior Spider-Man #21 this November for the answer!

 

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SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #21 (SEP130696)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

FOC – 10/21/2013, On-Sale – 11/13/2013

 

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Ryan Ottley Variant Cover for MANIFEST DESTINY #1

RYAN OTTLEY VARIANT COVER FOR

MANIFEST DESTINY #1

Image Comics and Skybound are excited to announce that the first issue of MANIFEST DESTINY, the new ongoing series by Chris Dingess (writer TV’s Being Human) and Matthew Roberts (Battlepope), will receive a special variant cover (SEP138206) by INVINCIBLE artist Ryan Ottley.Skybound’s newest original series follows Lewis & Clark’s historic expedition to explore America, only for them to uncover the monsters of the uncharted frontier. With a gripping story by Dingess and breakout art by Roberts and colorist Owen Genii (GLORY), this series joins the ranks of genre boundary-pushing comics like GHOSTED and CLONE published by Robert Kirkman’s Image Comics imprint, Skybound.Final orders for the variant cover are due TODAY, Monday, October 21, so retailers and readers alike should get their orders in now! MANIFEST DESTINY #1 can be ordered with the Diamond Code: SEP130486 and the Ryan Ottley variant cover of MANIFEST DESTINY #1 can be ordered with the Diamond Code: SEP138206

 

ABOUT IMAGE COMICSImage Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.ABOUT SKYBOUND

Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super DinosaurThief of Thieves and Clone as well as Witch Doctor and Invincible Universe. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman,The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com

 

InvestComics Hot Picks #291

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New York Comic Con 2013 rundown: (don’t fret, InvestComics Hot Picks below too!)

Back from the New York Comic Con! Another year in the books, and boy was this year’s show spectacular. InvestComics along with Rafael Rosario of RatchetCity Comics dominated the floor with images, as well as come away with a few interviews. Interviews with the creative team of the hit animated series on Fox Bob’s Burgers, Late night host Pete Holmes (TBS), WWE stars Kane and Hornswoggle, WWE studio president Michael Luisi, Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska, Animal Planets’ Finding Bigfoot cast, and the SECOND (with a microphone this time!) interview with Stan “the man” Lee!! Yes it was a great time to say the least.

InvestComics put together a short video montage of various awesome photos taken by Rafael Rosario (with some bad photos taken by yours truly!). Many of the photos in the video do not give the viewer a “full display” of the picture. So there will be a post on InvestComics with a gallery of full displayed images coming soon. Until then, check out the video below. Some of the cosplay this year was simply outstanding. If you see someone you may know in the video, please share it with them.

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The crowds were plentiful as always at the show. Expansion will probably happen again either next year or shortly thereafter. The show itself is definitely becoming the San Diego Comic Con on the east coast. It’s more about the glitz and glamour of the media world rather than the comics themselves mostly. Yes the Image Comics/Marvel Comics booths were absolutely a mad house as they always are, but no signs of an actual “mad house” around the comic book booths tucked away in 3 aisles if that many. The comic booths did have some traffic, but it was nowhere as near as it was everywhere else. Yes the media outlets have taken over, and that’s okay too because it gives the comic book world extra juice. Especially small media…..

Small publishing media were doing their thing too! Creature Entertainment was constantly busy, as were their neighbor Cosmic Times. Be sure to look for those publishers at your local show, they are always making their rounds in the circuit. Our pals at Unstoppable Comics were doing very well as we checked in from time to time, as was our bud, our favorite colorist Jeff Balke! Jeff Kaufman of Big City Comics Studio was drawing all sorts of attention with his stellar graphic novel Angel Falling and his Whore book. And our friend; media mogul, owner of Hound Comics Brimstone was uber busy signing and making appearances everywhere. All and all, it was a busy show for everyone.

One of the more puzzling questions at the New York Comic Con this year; what happened to DC??! Yes DC Comics were nowhere to be found. Yes they had their little signing area WAY in the back area in artist alley, but no booth?? Very odd. Many fans were perplexed by this move. DC however, did have the “75 Years of Superman” display in the court by the coat and luggage check! Displayed in glass cases were all of the Superman costumes worn throughout the years from various Superman movies. Once you were over the amazement and coolness of it, it quickly became, “that’s it?” DC dropped the ball here. They could have had various Superman creators along with the displays present. It would have been a nice token/gesture to recognize the artist and writers of the past that have worked on making the Superman comic throughout the years. Have a free giveaway comic, have them sign it or talk to fans, take pictures. It’s quite absurd that Neal Adams (and many others) were sitting in the next room and he (they) weren’t sitting there for a little while to honor this momentous occasion. Rant TWDJokers_Daugtherover!

InvestComics got a hold of some very rare Walking Dead variants from the Image Comics booth. The Walking Dead #1 New York Comic Con variant has a print run of only 2000!! If you’re interested in buying one, you can head over to the InvestComics Ebay page right HERE and bid away! Remember only 2000 of these exist! Rare indeed.

Before heading off to New York Comic Con, InvestComics released our first ever InvestComics Publications comic The Dawning #1 by David Whalen. There have been many sales of the book and we will be shipping them out this week. So if you ordered please be patient. Thanks! Oh and just in case you missed the ordering details, click right HERE to order now!

Also before heading off to New York, InvestComics announced a new contest to win a  SIGNED Chris Claremont Excalibur #1! That’s right, legend Chris Claremont! If that doesn’t entice you, how about this? How about your chance to grab one of the hottest books out right now signed by the artist? How about Batman The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 SIGNED by artist Georges Jeanty?!! Yes this comic can be WON by YOU! Share the InvestComics website/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and all other social media anywhere and you will be entered to win! Be sure to (hashtag) #investcomics when you share. Each contest is separate though, The Excalibur and the Batman comic, so be sure to specify which comic you are after! Also alert InvestComics via Facebook or Twitter or here that you shared!

Onward we go!!

InvestComics Hot Picks for Comic Releases 10-23-13

So you missed that number one issue that InvestComics recommended you pick up. What were you thinking?! So now the question you may ask is what’s worse than a number one issue selling out and missing it? Well a number two issue selling out and missing it! Often times after a number one sells out, the interest tends to make the second issue a sellout as well. The tricky part here is, will the second issue hold up the series or will fans toss it because the story simply is not enough for them to stick around. If the story holds up, then you are definitely onto something as far as the aftermarket is concerned. Case in point this week with Rat Queens (2013 Image) #2, Sex Criminals (2013) #2, and Other Dead (2013 IDW) #2. Image Comics are simply killing it. They have put out more aftermarket greatness in the past couple of years than many can count. They continue to do so this week with these releases. Do not get caught short here, especially with any of the hot books that contain any variants. Get the variants CGC graded (9.8 or better a must), signature series (9.8 or better a must), and sell them for double/triple the value easily.

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While we are on topic of number two issues, what gives with DC Universe vs Masters of the Universe (2013) #2? A “Top Secret” black cover obviously reveals nothing and because of this it’s essentially sold out already? Justice League makes an appearance, but wow, it’s a He-Man comic and it’s sold out. Let that sink in folks. But with a legend writer Keith Giffen on the book, it makes sense too.

DC’s lone number one comic to make it to the Hot Picks this week is Beware The Batman (2013) #1. An all ages Batman comic that has the SOLD OUT sign up on the variant. No sold out sign for Marvel’s Marvel Now What (2013) #1, but a fun comic read nonetheless! Marvel will “change things FOREVER” in Iron Man (2012 5th Series) #17. The last part of the Secret Origin of Tony Stark storyline. And going back to DC, we have Justice League Dark (2011) #24 with the New Justice League Dark. Is that really the cover? The white sound? Hmmm, okay.

Samurai Jack makes his triumphant return in Samurai Jack (2013 IDW) #1. Jack’s first comic appearance came back in DC’s Samurai Jack Special #1 (2002). If the world is ready for Jack in a big way, the number one special will be……special.

Pretty Deadly (2013 Image) #1 and Velvet (2013 Image) #1, both from Image Comics are…..you guessed it, SOLD OUT! Velvet #1 includes writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting! Each week the same format rings true here; buy Image Comics. Be sure to stay on top of these Image Comics, it won’t be long before they open that huge movie studio and start cranking out these comics into cinema beauty. Hey, you never know!

Another zombie book will make its way into the comic book world this week. On the verge of a sellout, be sure to check out Zombie War (2013 IDW) #1. And Conan fans get a new book to read this week from awesome writer Fred Van Lente, Conan People of the Black Circle (2013 Dark Horse) #1.

See you next week! Don’t forget to hit that contest up! And sign up to the InvestComics newsletter too!

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Invest wisely.

Jay Katz    

InvestComics Hot Covers – Comic Releases 10-23-13

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NYCC 2013: Images/Video

Here is a quick glimpse at various cosplay and media stars at this year’s New York Comic Con 2013. InvestComics Interviewed all of the Media that are in this video. Included in this video are; The cast of Bob’s Burgers, Pete Holmes, WWE Stars Kane, Hornswoggle, Studio President Michael Luisi, Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska, Animal Planets’ Finding Bigfoot cast, and Stan “the man” Lee.

Disclaimer: Linkin Park music “In The End” is not owned or being used for any profit in the making of this video. InvestComics does not own anything pertaining to Linkin Park or any of its affiliates.

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SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for October 23 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for October 23 2013 Release Week

Article by  comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly!

So any comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on Oct 13 2013 (3 days BEFORE release date)!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS

ASPEN COMICS
All New Executive Assistant Iris #2 (Cover A Direct Market Cover), $3.99 – 45 COPIES LEFT
All New Executive Assistant Iris #2 (Cover B Aspen Reserved Cover), $3.99 – 45 COPIES LEFT
All New Executive Assistant Iris #2 (Cover C J. Scott Campbell), AR – SOLD OUT
DARK HORSE COMICS
Conan And The People Of The Black Circle #1 (Of 4), $3.50 – 344 COPIES LEFT
Kiss Me Satan #2 (Of 5), $3.99 – 210 COPIES LEFT
Star Wars #2 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $95.00 – SOLD OUT

DC COMICS
Beware The Batman #1 (Animation Art Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Beware The Batman #1 (Luciano Vecchio Regular Cover), $2.99 – 191 COPIES LEFT
Catwoman #24, $2.99 – 1,628 COPIES LEFT
DC Universe Vs The Masters Of The Universe #2 (Of 6), $2.99 – 135 COPIES LEFT
Vertigo Essentials The Sandman #1, $1.00 – 167 COPIES LEFT
IDW PUBLISHING
Other Dead #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Qing Ping Mui), $3.99 – 122 COPIES LEFT
Other Dead #2 (Of 5)(Cover RI Samwise Didier), AR – SOLD OUT
Other Dead #2 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Kevin Eastman), $3.99 – 68 COPIES LEFT
Rocketeer The Spirit Pulp Friction #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Paul Smith), $3.99 – 108 COPIES LEFT
Rocketeer The Spirit Pulp Friction #2 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Darwyn Cooke & J. Bone), $3.99 – 26 COPIES LEFT
Samurai Jack #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Andy Suriano), $3.99 – 272 COPIES LEFT
Samurai Jack #1 (Of 5)(Cover RI Rob Guillory), AR – SOLD OUT
Samurai Jack #1 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Genndy Tartakovsky), $3.99 – 161 COPIES LEFT
X-Files Season 10 #1 (4th Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
X-Files Season 10 #2 (4th Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Zombie War #1 (Of 2)(Cover A Kevin Eastman & Eric Talbot), $3.99 – 83 COPIES LEFT
Zombie War #1 (Of 2)(Cover SUB Kevin Eastman), $3.99 – 65 COPIES LEFT
IMAGE COMICS
Dream Merchant #1 (Of 6)(Nathan Edmondson Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Jupiter’s Legacy #1 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $99.99 – SOLD OUT
Pretty Deadly #1, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Rat Queens #1 (Roc Upchurch 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – 38 COPIES LEFT
Rat Queens #2 (Cover A Roc Upchurch), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Rat Queens #2 (Cover B Roc Upchurch), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Sex Criminals #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Sex Criminals #2, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Velvet #1, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Zero #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 1,646 COPIES LEFT
MARVEL COMICS
Deadpool Kills Deadpool #1 (Of 4)(CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $99.99 – SOLD OUT
Infinity Heist #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – 188 COPIES LEFT
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $89.99 – SOLD OUT
Marvel Now What #1, $3.99 – 279 COPIES LEFT
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $99.99 – SOLD OUT
TITAN PUBLISHING
Death Sentence #2 (Of 6), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

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I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

Top 150 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during Early OCTOBER 2013

Top 150 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE SEPTEMBER 2013

Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

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This list is updated every 2 weeks.  This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market.   I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month.     This list focuses on all regular edition covers.  (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs).   If you think I have missed any hot titles/issues of the last 5 years please let me know.  Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold releases of the last few years online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price.  However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales.  Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

MARKET REPORT:

#1 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released recently and many sales as high as 3x guide for certain covers sold individually.

#2 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #4 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #4 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.       Week Four   Joker’s Daughter at $110.00    Doomsday at $20   Black Adam at $20   Killer Croc at $13   First Born at $13   Man-Bat at $13   Bane at $12   Sinestro at $12   Secret Society at $12   Ocean Master at $12   Parasite at $11.   Joker’s Daughter is without the single most hyped up and hottest comic of the entire year and may have set world record prices for a pre-sale of a new release as collectors were paying up to $110.00 each for a copy of this book just to make sure they got one.   That is paying almost 40x cover price before it even came out.   Very few customers got a copy unless they were a regular file customer for Batman: The Dark Knight series.  It was the hottest of all the 3D covers and the hottest comic of the entire year.   However the downside I predicted is that prices could only come down and that has already started to happen.

#3 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #3 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #3 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.      Week Three   Clayface at $20   Dial E at $46    Eclipso at $20   Deathstroke at $25   The Rogues at $15    Cheetah at $14     Penguin at $13    Ra’s Al Ghul at $13     Arcane at $13    Black Hand at $12   Scarecrow at $12    Shadow Thief at $12   Lex Luthor at $11    H’el at $7

#4 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #2 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.  Week Two   Harley Quinn at $36   Mr Freeze at $31    Lobo at $31   Riddler at $20.50   Reverse Flash at $20   Court Of Owls at $18   Killer Frost at $17.50   Solomon Grundy at $13   Trigon at $13   Black Manta for $12   Mongul at $12   Brainiac at $10.50    Zod at $10

#5 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #1 (DC 2013)   13 different 3D covers came out in week #1 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.   Week One   Forever Evil #1 – $280 (1 per store variant cover).  Darkseid for $31  Poison Ivy for $27   Ventriloquist for $26.50    Joker for $25     Count Vertigo at $20    Creeper at $20     Deadshot at $16.50     Two-Face at $15     Relic at $14    Bizarro at $13.50     Grodd at $13    Desaad at $13    Cyborg Superman at $10

#6 CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month.   Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

#7 FARLAINE THE GOBLIN #1 (STUDIO FARLAINE 2013)  New small print publisher – possibly smallest distributed comic of the year with print run of only 1350.   Two versions of #1 exist as an early promo copy was sent out only to retailers with a print run of only 250 copies.  Both versions sold out before release date at Diamond.   Copies hit a high of $40.00 within first week of release.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Prices cooled down after a few weeks.

#8 OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing.  Highest ratings online for story and art.  Super small print run.  More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

#9 MYTHOPOLIS #1 (ARRDEN 2013) #1 small print publisher printed 4 regular covers very limited.  Comic was delayed as the early variant covers came out 6 months ahead of time and the regular #1 shipped 3 months past original scheduling date.  Copies in first week of release sold as high as $20.00 each for regular cover #1A.     We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.

#10 DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book.  I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples.  Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.

#11 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover constantly.

94, XFiles Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

#12 ZOMBIE ANNIHILATION (SILVER PHOENIX 2013) #1 new Kickstarter small print book selling for double cover and some sellers asking 15x cover.

#13 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.  Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row.  #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga12, $2.99, Image, 53,339
#14 BATMAN #1 5 7 9 – sold out issues averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for $50.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00.  Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.
#15 THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) #1 of the regular and subscription covers sold as sets as high as $18.00 for the pair.  The series was delayed in stores potentially due to the controversial 1:10 variant cover featuring President Obama with machine guns which sold way above a typical variant price hitting $40.00
#16 THE MOCKING DEAD #1 (2013) New release comic that sold out instantly and went to 2nd print.  Early sales online were all over the place with sales anywhere from $4 to $40 for the subscription cover.  Currently a bit above cover for the regular cover and the subscription about $8.00

#17 SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series).  Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

#18 STEAM WARS (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013)  Unique new series done in steampunk style but tells a new variation of the George Lucas Star Wars movie storyline featuring characters and storyline and artwork that is definitely borrowed and parodies from the original sci-fi movie.   Small print and demand growing for #1 and #2.    #1 did not even make Top 300 chart with sales less than 2400.

362, Steam Wars, 1, $3.99, Antarctic, 2,399

#19 CHRONOS COMMANDOS #1 (TITAN 2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – Both issues #1 and #2 have sold as high as $12.00 each.  Neither issue even charted on the monthly Top 300 Diamond sales.   Nazi soldiers and dinosaurs !!  We helped bring awareness to this great comic before release date.

#20 WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.

184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840

#21 DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show.  Immediate increases on #1.

#22 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.   #1 2nd printing hit $12.00   #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4.   I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman,  Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc.   Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

#23 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead111, $2.99, Image, 74,857

#24 SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (BOOM 2013)  New series based on TV series – many copies selling for $7.00 the week of release.

 #25 CLONE (IMAGE 2012) On July 15th 2013 it was announced that the new TV series was official and that drove up prices on #1 even though it has a larger print run over 23,000.   Diamond still had copies in warehouse up to this news announcement and then sold its last 1,000 copies within days.   #1 currently at $10.00 – all issues selling better now and sold out at Diamond. Note how the print run has dropped drastically.  Issue #1 has almost 500% the print run of #9.

95 Clone 1 $2.99 Image 23,292
172 Clone 2 $2.99 Image 11,144
170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10,525
200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8,589
213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8,076
224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7,460
251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6,956
249 Clone 8 $2.99 Image 6,343
288 Clone 9 $2.99 Image 5,954

#26 KINGS WATCH (DYNAMITE 2013) #1 the subscription cover sold as high as $9.00 in the first week by George Perez.   This series brings back three classic golden age characters as a team: The Phantom with Flash Gordon and Mandrake The Magician.

#27 TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1 (DC 2013) New mini-series inspiring the Trinity DC crossover storyline for summer 2013 sold out and quickly went to 2nd printing and copies selling as high as $11.00 for regular edition.
#28 GRIMM FAIRY TALES: OZ (ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) #1 has 5 regular covers – most sellers including myself sold these as sets.  Selling for cover until it was reported they were sold out and then sets selling for double cover as of Aug 15th.

#29 IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – hit $12.00.

#30 NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 (TITAN 2013) New miniseries from small publisher sold out instantly – nobody has copies for sale.

Did not even chart on the monthly Top 300.   High sale of $13.00.   #3 sold out even before day of release.

#31 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down.    Smaller print run.  Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month.  News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again.  #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113
#32 SKYWARD #1 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Originally a one-shot in 2010.  Summer 2013 a new ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly.  Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online.  I helped publicize this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices.   #1 and #2 currently sell about $8.00 each.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#33 WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off.   Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month.  Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#34 TRILLIUM (DC VERTIGO 2013)  Rave reviews helped sell out this high print run Vertigo title and sell above guide online even before Diamond was sold out.
#35 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well.  This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue.  It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity.  All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

#36 THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game.  All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release.  Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH !  #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release.  Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low.   Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book.  Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July.    I sold a few sets at $100.00.  Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies.   Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out.  Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

#37 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.  One season of the TV series seems guaranteed.   #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20.  Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month.  Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11.  #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4

215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

#38 HAWKEYE #1-10   The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00.  Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings.  New issues still sell out.  It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1.  Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837
#39 BALLISTIC #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) New mini series – #1 sold out instantly and hit high prices of $12.00 in first week of release.
285 Ballistic 1 $3.50 Black Mask 6,048
#40 HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER  (2013)  #1 and #2 are small digest sized indie comics in black and white.  Very small print runs and the stories are making fun of real life 1980′s hard rock stars Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins of Black Flag.   They appear to be gay lovers in the story.  Rock stars Hall and Oates also appear in the series as their satanic worshiping neighbors.  Series appeals to non-comic fans and most sellers getting a bit above cover.
 #41 THE WAKE (DC VERTIGO 2013) Each issue has been reprinted finally driving up prices after 2 months out on #1.  Currently at $8.00 for #1 1st prints.
#42 GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00 but then came back down again.   All 3 issues sold out instantly at Diamond.
#43 DEATH SENTENCE (TITAN 2013) New series in Oct 2013 sold out instantly and selling a bit above cover.
#44 CHOOSE THEIR FATE (SHH PRODUCTIONS 2013) New adults only title with photo nudity and high cover price of $9.95 yet some ebay sellers asking up to $40.00

#45 CONSTANTINE #1 (DC 2013)  1st print sold out in the first month but took about 6 months to sell above cover.  Some sales at $7.00 for this new Hellblazer inspired series.   New TV show reports could drive this one up.

#46 ROCKET GIRL (IMAGE 2013)  Sold out instantly some sellers getting above cover.

#47 HALF PAST DANGER #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings instantly.  Some retailers charge more.

249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048

283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967

#48 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3.   Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5.   #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

#49 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!

6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

#50 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

#51 ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.

#52 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 (ARCANA STUDIOS 2013) Small publisher and print run – another Wizard of Oz inspired series selling way above cover after a month.  Become hot 6 weeks after release.

#53 BODIE TROLL (RED 5 COMICS 2013) #1 very small print run selling above cover instantly

#54 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings also has very small print run.  #1 1st in the $20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11

#55 UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originaly I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series.   I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   The first issue was #0 and not #1.  #0 is the rare ones to find.  #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.   Print runs on each individual cover are very low.  There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover.  This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is.  In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0.   Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers

178, Uber, 0, $3.99, Avatar, 10,849
292, Uber, 0 Enhanced Ed, $4.99, Avatar, 5,084
137, Uber, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,109
132, Uber, 2, $3.99, Avatar, 16,160
188, Uber, 4, $3.99, Avatar, 12,030

#56 THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April.  #1 now at $90.00.   Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype.   Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title.  The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

#57 SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

227, Six Gun Gorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730

#58 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

#59 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

#60 RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st.   Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.   #1 settled down now to about $50.00.    Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

#61 NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series.  $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

#62 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets #1-6 sell for $26

#63 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#64 REVIVAL (Image) #1-10   Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

#65 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie.  #1 hit high of $75 a month ago and now settled closer to $25 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#66 BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

#67 BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

#68 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

248 Hoax Hunters 0 $2.99 Image 5779 2012 3
230 Hoax Hunters 1 $2.99 Image 6973 2012 7
300 Hoax Hunters 3 $2.99 Image 4404 2012 9

#69 FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings.   Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

#70 LIBERATOR #1 (BLACK MASK 2013)  Small print – regular and variant covers all above cover

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

#71 GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

#72 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now.   #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale.   $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print.  #2 currently in the $20-30 range.  #3 $10.  #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image.   #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

#73 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-10 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#74 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-5  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

171, Helheim, 1, $3.99, Oni, 11,877
189, Helheim, 2, $3.99, Oni, 10,256
207, Helheim, 3, $3.99, Oni, 10,118
215, Helheim, 4, $3.99, Oni, 8,432.

#75 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

#76 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

29, Batman Incorporated8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

#77 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30.  Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4
119, Manhattan Projects, 9, $3.50, Image, 17,229
125,Manhattan Projects, 10, $3.50, Image, 17,028
116, Manhattan Projects, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,517
129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

#78 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months.   Slowly building steam.  Issue #5 sold out before day of release.

#79 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

#80 PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

#81 NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

218 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 2nd print Image 5956 2011 5
171 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 Image 8869 2011 4

#82 CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00  Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

#83 LOCKE AND KEY (2008)  Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

#84 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

#85 ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00  for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

#86 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

#87 JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

#88 CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

#89 MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – hit a high of $32.00 earlier this year.

#90 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#91 DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#92 DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

161 Django Unchained 1 $3.99 DC 11795 2012 12

#93 THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

#94 THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

#95 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#96 SUPERMAN #1   New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $15.00

#97 SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $9.00

#98 ACTION #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#99 BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#100 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

#101 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year.  Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back.  Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings.

#102 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

#103 SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month

#104 LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.

34, Lazarus1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

#105 GENIE THE GENIUS #1 (APE ENTERTANMENT 2013)  New comic aimed at younger readers.  Great artwork written by father and daughter team. Small print run.   Variant cover edition came out one week before the regular cover and came autographed selling for $10.00. Regular cover sales a bit above cover.

#106 BRAIN BOY (DARK HORSE 2012) #1 some sellers getting more than cover for this new series that brings back a classic 1960′s Dell Comics character.

#107 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $6.00 after a month

#108 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores.   – hit high of $6.00 immediately.  Variant covers are all hot.

#109 PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH (2013) New small publisher series.  Hit $5.00 for regular covers.

#110 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 (DC 2013) Small print run new Superman series in May 2013 overlooked by many and now sells for $5.00 due to print run of only 30,000.

#111 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 (DC 2013) Large print run new Superman series in June 2013 had high print run but still sold out in some areas commanding $5.00 due to sell outs while other areas are sitting on large unsold piles of this series.

#112 POLARITY #1-4  Mini-series.  Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything.  Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459

250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957

247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436

#113 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 (MARVEL 2013) Major villain mini-series sold out and currently at $6.00 for regular cover.

#114 THUMBPRINT #1 (IDW 2013) Regular and Subscription cover sets sell above cover

177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11,185
260 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 2 $3.99 IDW 7,278

#115 FIVE COLOR COMICS #1 (ART OF FICTION 2013) $8.95 cover price made this a very low ordered book and has sold above cvr.  Did not even make the top 300 monthly sales chart.

#116 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier.  Hit a high of $6.00

33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430

#117 MERCY SPARX #1 (DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Small time publisher and print run some sellers asking above cover.

#115 A1#1  (2013) New anthology series.  New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

#118 NUMBER 13 (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini series #0 1 2 3.   #0 is reprints of early appearances in Dark Horse Presents.  #0 commands the most money.  Large print runs on other issues but a teaser trailer came out in July causing interest in a potential future movie.

#119 COLLIDER (DC VERTIGO 2013) New ongoing issue that sold out and with #2 the title has changed to FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics.   2nd printings use the new title of FBP.

#120 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-9   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1′s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really really well online when initially released!

#121 DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.

4 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11
21 Deadpool 2 $2.99 Marvel 67421 2012 11
25 Deadpool 3 $2.99 Marvel 60215 2012 12

#122 EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber.  Online pre-sales were doing well above cover.  Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

#123 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2-6 (DARK HORSE 2011)  Anthology with original first appearances of Number 13 later reprinted in Number 13 #0 a year later.

#124 ARCHIE #646 (ARCHIE 2013) Pepoy cover pays tribute to EC 1950′s Weird Science covers – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.

#125 TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834

#126 SEX #1-5 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

#127 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

#128 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

#129 FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

#130 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1

#131 POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

#132 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#133 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

#134 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

#135 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

#136 SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#137 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

#138 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars.  Cory Monteith star of Glee died in late July 2013.

#139 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

#140 RED SONJA #1 (IDW 2013)  #1 had decent print run but still sold out – some charge a little above cover.

#141 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

#142 ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

#143 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

#144 STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

#145 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

#146 HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

#147 DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

#148 BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

#149 SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

288 Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark 1 $4.99 Image 4932 2010 6

#150 BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

160 Bravest Warriors 1 $3.99 Boom 14866 2012 10
164 Bravest Warriors 2 $3.99 Boom 12900 2012 11
179 Bravest Warriors 3 $3.99 Boom 10229 2012 12

#151 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10

120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

#152 HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

#153 SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

#154 CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

#156 DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#157 LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.

280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com    Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

Jeff Balke Joins Mayor of Nashville To Cut The Ribbon of The Wizard World Nashville Con!!

The inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony of the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con will take place October 18. Guess who the Mayor invited?! Colorist extraordinaire Jeff Balke!! Jeff will join an already star studded list; Lou Ferrigno, Henry Winkler, and Stan “the man” Lee! The show will take place from October 18 – 20.

InvestComics has always supported colorist Jeff Balke and the fans should show their love to Jeff in this monumental, very cool moment! Go to Jeff’s Facebook page right now by clicking right HERE and congratulate him!

Jeff Balke travels to so many different cons throughout the year. Check out his Facebook and web page to see if he’ll be in your area! If he is, you must go see him! Let him know that InvestComics sent you!

Visit the Wizard World website to see find out more info on the show right HERE.

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Miracleman

At the 2013 NYCC Marvel announced  that one of the all time great comic  series will finally be reprinted and finished.  Neil Gaiman looks to deliver arguably one of the most anticipated series conclusions in comic history:

http://marvel.com/news/story/21334/nycc_2013_miracleman?utm_campaign=rss_feeds&utm_source=comics_news&utm_medium=rss&utm_content=story-21334&

Miracleman man appearances and related material can be lucrative but  difficult to acquire.   Because the original Eclipse series has been unavailable for so long,  it is well known how valuable certain issues are but unclear how the market will react to the shocking news.  Traditionally, reprints reduce the value of first print comics and all trades.  But the first collected editions ( long the holy grail of TPB and hardcover collections )  were never reprinted making them quite rare.   For those who care about value I say this – certain Miracleman comics likely wont see significantly declines.

Miracleman represents an important period in the evolution of popular Sequential Art. It is a highly entertaining and well crafted read.  For the collector there are many rare items to hunt for not limited to ridiculously scarce fanzines and a collectible coin.   Here are some of my favorites!

Crickey 11

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Details are scarce on this one,  but like issues of 74992_20061213130008_large it is difficult to acquire in the states.

Daredevils 7

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Alan Moore’s death of Miracleman is featured in this ultra rare UK magazine. For the first time Marvelman was represented as Miracleman  making it the first appearance of the character.   His death was also reprinted in X-Men Archives Featuring Captain Britain #4 which is rare in its own right.  Finding this is impossible.  I am willing to trade gold for a NM copy. Also see…

Marvel Superheroes UK 387,388 ( first mention of Miracleman and Miracleman’s gravestone appear )

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Golden Age Men of Mystery 4, Men of Mystery 27, 36

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Atomeka A1 Sketchbook  ( Variant Cover B&W Sketchbook )

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Miracleman 3D ( 2d version )

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This mail order gem was made available for purchase for those who couldn’t enjoy it  in 3D.  Thanks to a low print run and the fact that it was only available through the mail, it has become one of the more rare issues from Eclipse.

Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special 1

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These swimsuit issues are very rare – odds of finding any in high grade are pretty much at zero.  They are often filled with interviews relevant to both collector and historian, also including many pin ups and previews  you simply cannot find elsewhere.

Eclipse Extra 60

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Hellspawn 6

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When Todd McFarlane introduced Miracleman’s alter ego in this sub-par series he intended to profit heavily but due to legal issues was prevented from doing so.  Though not terribly difficult to find,  it remains an oddity that every Miracleman collector should own.

Kimota!

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This companion is full of tasty treats and is out of print.  It also includes unseen art from the never-published issue #25 that Marvel is going to complete!

“The tragedy of Miracleman was that we published two issues, wrote three and a half – and then it all stopped,” Gaiman said, in an interview with Marvel.com. “And Miracleman #25 has been sitting in the darkness – nobody has seen it. It was drawn, it was written, it was lettered over 20 years ago.”

 

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With Gaiman back at Marvel look for his first Miracleman  work to heat up!

  This entire series from Eclipse is worth owning.

 

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SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for October 16 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for October 16 2013 Release Week

Article by  comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly!

So any comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on Oct 13 2013 (3 days BEFORE release date)!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Gold Digger Halloween Special 2013, $4.99 – 15 COPIES LEFT
Gold Digger Swimsuit Annual 2013, $4.99 – 25 COPIES LEFT
ASPEN COMICS
Trish Out Of Water #1 (Cover A Giupseppe Cafaro), $1.00 – 92 COPIES LEFT
Trish Out Of Water #1 (Cover B Giupseppe Cafaro), $1.00 – 49 COPIES LEFT
BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #1 (Of 6)(Emily Warren Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $10.00 – SOLD OUT
Clive Barker’s Next Testament #1 (Of 12)(Haemi Jang Phoenix Comicon Variant Cover), $9.99 – SOLD OUT
Hit #1 (Of 4)(Vanesa R. Del Rey 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Imagine Agents #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Khary Randolph), $3.99 – 16 COPIES LEFT
Imagine Agents #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Felipe Smith), AR – SOLD OUT

DARK HORSE COMICS
Baltimore The Infernal Train #2 (Of 3), $3.50 – 223 COPIES LEFT
Bloodhound Crowbar Medicine #1 (Of 5)(Cully Hamner Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Bloodhound Crowbar Medicine #1 (Of 5)(Leonard Kirk Regular Cover), $3.99 – 157 COPIES LEFT
Brain Boy #2, $2.99 – 180 COPIES LEFT
Buzzkill #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – 169 COPIES LEFT
S.H.O.O.T. First #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 224 COPIES LEFT
Star Wars #2 (Alex Ross Gold Signature Series Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $89.99 – SOLD OUT

DC COMICS
Ame-Comi Girls #8 (Final Issue), $3.99 – 140 COPIES LEFT
DC Comics Essentials Wonder Woman #1, $1.00 – 139 COPIES LEFT
Forever Evil #1 (Of 7)(Director’s Cut Edition), $5.99 – 48 COPIES LEFT
Forever Evil Rogues Rebellion #1 (Of 6)(Declan Shalvey Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil Rogues Rebellion #1 (Of 6)(Declan Shalvey Regular Cover), $2.99 – 3,870 COPIES LEFT

DEVIL’S DUE ENTERTAINMENT
Mercy Sparx #2 (Cover A Matt Merhoff), $3.99 – 23 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Mercy Sparx #2 (Cover B Elizabeth Torque), $3.99
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Kings Watch #2 (Of 5)(Marc Laming Regular Cover), $3.99 – 26 COPIES LEFT
Kings Watch #2 (Of 5)(Ramon Perez Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 2 COPIES LEFT
Spider Annual 2013 (Igor Vitorino Regular Cover), $4.99 – 31 COPIES LEFT
IDW PUBLISHING
Star Trek Khan #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Paul Shipper), $3.99 – 65 COPIES LEFT
Star Trek Khan #1 (Of 5)(Cover RI Andrew Currie), AR – SOLD OUT
Star Trek Khan #1 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Photo), $3.99 – 112 COPIES LEFT
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Classic #1 (Hundred Penny Press Edition)(Cover A Wally Wood), $1.00 – 64 COPIES LEFT
Wild Blue Yonder #1 (Of 5)(3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 177 COPIES LEFT
Wild Blue Yonder #2 (Of 5)(3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS
Dream Merchant #1 (Of 6)(Nathan Edmondson Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Nowhere Men #6, $2.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT
Zero #2 (Cover A Mateus Santolouco & Tom Muller), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Zero #2 (Cover B Christian Ward), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
MARVEL COMICS
Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $89.99 – SOLD OUT
Indestructible Hulk Special #1 (Alexander Lozano Regular Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Indestructible Hulk Special #1 (J. Scott Campbell Interlocking Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superior Carnage #1 (Of 5)(CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $99.99  – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $99.99 – SOLD OUT

MONSTERVERSE

Devil’s Dog #1 (Of 3), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
ONI PRESS
Letter 44 #1, $1.00 – 946 COPIES LEFT

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Seifert & Moline kick off MARVEL’s new DISNEY KINGDOMS line with SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD

MARVEL AND WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING PRESENT DISNEY KINGDOMS!

All-New Comic Series Starting With “SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD”

 

Marvel & Disney are proud to present your first look at Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1, the first comic series published under the all-newDisney Kingdoms banner! Created in close partnership with designers, producers, and creative directors from Walt Disney Imagineering, theDisney Kingdoms line promises new and exciting adventures expanding upon already beloved lands, attractions, characters, and worlds of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

 

This January, experience the first all-new adventure inspired by Disney’s legendary – but never constructed–Museum of the Weird! Dreamed up by famous Imagineer Rolly Crump in 1965, the Museum of the Weird was home to a collection of mystical curiosities said to have been unearthed from all corners of the globe. Originally conceived as a spooky walk-through attraction connected to the Haunted Mansion, Crump’s innovative designs were left on the drawing board following the passing of Walt Disney….until now!

 

“We’re thrilled to be part of this historic launch that taps into the immense creativity of Walt Disney Imagineering to create background stories for so many beloved attractions,” said SVP of Marvel Publishing David Gabriel. “Grounded in rich Disney history, Disney Kingdoms is a great way to link Disney fans and Marvel fans!”

 

Disney Kingdoms is the ultimate team-up for fans of Disney and Marvel,” said Editor Bill Rosemann. “Working hand-in-hand with the world-famous Walt Disney Imagineers, Marvel’s best and brightest creators will unleash entire worlds inspired by and built around the attractions and characters that you’ve always known—but will experience for the very first time!”

 

Written by Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor) and drawn by Karl Moline (Avengers Arena) – when their parents are kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody are thrust into a thrilling race through the world’s strangest – and most dangerous museum! Together, they must join forces with their mysterious and swashbuckling uncle as they attempt to rescue their family and save the world from an evil secret society! And they just might discover the truth behind their wild and weird destiny along the way!

 

What terrifying secrets lie inside the mysterious Museum of the Weird? Find out this January as the harrowing journey begins inDisney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1!

 

Plus, don’t miss this Saturday’s fan-favoriteCup O’ Joe panel at New York Comic Con (4pm in Room 1E) for an exclusive, first ever look atDisney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird!

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DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD #1 (of 5)

Written by BRANDON SEIFERT

Art by KARL MOLINE

Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

Variant Cover by WALT DISNEY IMAGINEER BRIAN CROSBY

On-Sale In Print & Digital This January!

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

For comics anytime, anywhere check outcomicstore.marvel.com andwww.marvel.com/mobile

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

BAMF into AMAZING X-MEN #1 with this MARVEL 1st Look

Nightcrawler Returns! Marvel Presents Your First Look at AMAZING X-MEN #1!

To save a fallen companion, the X-Men must attempt a daring rescue mission from beyond the grave!

What would you do to save a fallen friend? This November, in the wake ofBattle of the Atom, Wolverine must assemble the X-Men’s finest to attempt a daring rescue inAmazing X-Men #1, a swashbuckling new series from red hot writer Jason Aaron and blockbuster artist Ed McGuinness!

 

The X-Men are through mourning the loss of Nightcrawler, the “heart and soul” of their family – it’s time to act! Wolverine must lead Storm, Beast, Ice Man and more on an epic journey to recover one of their greatest allies – in a story that’s been building since Wolverine and the X-Men #1!

 

“AMAZING X-MEN is the newest can’t miss X-Men book.” says Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “Two creators at the top of their game, fully committed, bringing back possibly the best X-Man ever… and that’s just the first arc! Just wait until you see what Jason and Ed have up their sleeves!”

 

Deadly foes! Swashbuckling adventures! Plenty of little blue Bamfs! How far will the Amazing X-Men go to rescue one of their own? And what price will they pay? Find out just how far this November when Nightcrawler returns inAmazing X-Men #1!

 

AMAZING X-MEN #1 (SEP130740)

Written by JASON AARON

Art & Wraparound Cover by ED MCGUINESS

FOC – 11/06/13 On-Sale 10/14/13

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

For comics anytime, anywhere check outcomicstore.marvel.com andwww.marvel.com/mobile

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

DC 3D Villains Month Print Runs and the Rarest Issues

DC 3D Villains Month Print Runs and the Rarest Issues

Article and analysis by comic book historian Terry Hoknes – www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

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The results are finally in for the most hyped up comics of 2013.   Now for the first time we can find out how rare and not rare the issues are.  Which standard issues are more common than the 3D versions?   Which are the rarest issues overall and how did they rank compared to other issues?

There were 52 3D covers and the same 52 comics were all released with standard covers of the same cover image priced $1.00 cheaper due to NOT having the 3D cover effect.

Here are the best selling 3D cover versions during September 2013 from DC Comics.

Predictably all 4 of the regular Batman issues were the best sellers as Batman is always the #1 best selling DC title month to month.

Note prices however are not very consistent as the Penguin cover has a much smaller print run than the Joker issue.   Batman completist’s long term should keep values up on these issues even though they are the most common. For Batman completists the Jokers Daughter is the rarest of all the Batman related 3D covers.

Only the top 6 3D covers had print runs over 50,000 after the numbers drop quickly and all print runs are decent but modest.   Only the top 21 of the 52 3D covers had print runs over 40,000.    45 of the 52 covers had print runs over 30,000.

Print runs were not very consistent as for example 3 issues of Action Comics had much higher print runs than the Metallo issue   Did DC do this on purpose ?  What was the strategory of shorting only 1 of the 4 issues of a run?   Was this all a game to create a panic and make customers rush to buy these books as DC did achieve 100% sell through rate.

3D # RANK TITLE ISSUE PRICE DC PRINT RUN
1 5 Batman (Joker) 23.1 $3.99 DC 107680
2 6 Batman (Riddler) 23.2 $3.99 DC 107413
3 8 Batman (Bane) 23.4 $3.99 DC 95298
4 10 Batman (Penguin) 23.3 $3.99 DC 89850
5 15 Justice League (Darkseid) 23.1 $3.99 DC 78200
6 21 Batman Superman (Doomsday) 3.1 $3.99 DC 68150
7 27 Action Comics (Cyborg Superman) 23.1 $3.99 DC 50146
8 28 Batman and Robin (Two Face) 23.1 $3.99 DC 49917
9 29 Justice League of America (Black Adam) 7.4 $3.99 DC 49625
10 30 Action Comics (Zod) 23.2 $3.99 DC 49557
11 31 Batman and Robin (Ras al Ghul) 23.3 $3.99 DC 49452
12 32 Action Comics (Lex Luthor) 23.3 $3.99 DC 49310
13 33 Batman and Robin (Court of Owls) 23.2 $3.99 DC 49205
14 34 Detective Comics (Posion Ivy) 23.1 $3.99 DC 49200
15 35 Detective Comics (Harley Quinn) 23.2 $3.99 DC 48776
16 36 Detective Comics (Scarecrow) 23.3 $3.99 DC 48671
17 37 Green Lantern (Sinestro) 23.4 $3.99 DC 48263
18 38 Batman and Robin (Killer Croc) 23.4 $3.99 DC 48152
19 40 Detective Comics (Man Bat) 23.4 $3.99 DC 46590
20 44 Justice League (Secret Society) 23.4 $3.99 DC 44008
21 46 Superman (Parasite) 23.4 $3.99 DC 43631
22 58 Green Lantern (Relic) 23.1 $3.99 DC 36965
23 61 Aquaman (Black Manta) 23.1 $3.99 DC 36555
24 62 Superman (Brainiac) 23.2 $3.99 DC 36475
25 64 Green Lantern (Mongul) 23.2 $3.99 DC 36281
26 65 Green Lantern (Black Hand) 23.3 $3.99 DC 36281
27 66 Justice League (Lobo) 23.2 $3.99 DC 36240
28 68 Superman (Bizarro) 23.1 $3.99 DC 36039
29 71 Aquaman (Ocean Master) 23.2 $3.99 DC 35893
30 72 Superman (Hel) 23.3 $3.99 DC 35652
31 75 Action Comics (Metallo) 23.4 $3.99 DC 34427
32 82 Justice League of America (Deadshot) 7.1 $3.99 DC 32157
33 83 Earth 2 (Desaad) 15.1 $3.99 DC 32131
34 84 Flash (Grodd) 23.1 $3.99 DC 31838
35 85 Earth 2 (Solomon Grundy) 15.2 $3.99 DC 31829
36 86 Justice League of America (Killer Frost) 7.2 $3.99 DC 31756
37 87 Justice League of America (Shadow Thief) 7.3 $3.99 DC 31720
38 89 Batman The Dark Knight (Ventriloquist) 23.1 $3.99 DC 31653
39 90 Teen Titans (Trigon) 23.1 $3.99 DC 31633
40 92 Flash (Rogues) 23.3 $3.99 DC 31442
41 93 Teen Titans (Deathstroke) 23.2 $3.99 DC 31434
42 95 Wonder Woman (Cheetah) 23.1 $3.99 DC 31367
43 96 Flash (Reverse Flash) 23.2 $3.99 DC 31237
44 98 Batman The Dark Knight (Mr. Freeze) 23.2 $3.99 DC 31053
45 100 Batman The Dark Knight (Clayface) 23.3 $3.99 DC 30794
46 103 Batman The Dark Knight (Joker’s Daughter) 23.4 $3.99 DC 29932
47 112 Green Arrow (Count Vertigo) 23.1 $3.99 DC 26855
48 113 Justice League Dark (Creeper) 23.1 $3.99 DC 26786
49 115 Justice League (Dial E) 23.3 $3.99 DC 26582
50 117 Justice League Dark (Eclipso) 23.2 $3.99 DC 26561
51 118 Wonder Woman (First Born) 23.2 $3.99 DC 26448
52 122 Swamp Thing (Arcane) 23.1 $3.99 DC 25831

THE TOP TEN RAREST 3D COVERS !

1 122 Swamp Thing (Arcane) 23.1 $3.99 DC 25831 13103 38934
2 118 Wonder Woman (First Born) 23.2 $3.99 DC 26448 15935 42383
3 117 Justice League Dark (Eclipso) 23.2 $3.99 DC 26561 16719 43280
4 115 Justice League (Dial E) 23.3 $3.99 DC 26582 33783 60365
5 113 Justice League Dark (Creeper) 23.1 $3.99 DC 26786 17586 44372
6 112 Green Arrow (Count Vertigo) 23.1 $3.99 DC 26855 14741 41596
7 103 Batman The Dark Knight (Joker’s Daughter) 23.4 $3.99 DC 29932 31518 61450
8 100 Batman The Dark Knight (Clayface) 23.3 $3.99 DC 30794 21861 52655
9 98 Batman The Dark Knight (Mr. Freeze) 23.2 $3.99 DC 31053 23666 54719
10 96 Flash (Reverse Flash) 23.2 $3.99 DC 31237 19910 51147

There does not seem to be a real pattern to which ones were underprinted.   3 of the 4 Batman The Dark Knight issues make the list of the smallest print runs.  These all had print runs under 31,000 and while these books are not at all rare they are simply the “rarest” of the batch.    Swamp Thing #23.1 is the rarest of all issues so anyone who was collecting a run of all 52 covers should have found this the hardest to find.   It is the only issue printed under 26,000 copies.  Jokers Daughter became the hottest comic of 2013 in pre-sales and deservedly so as it turned out the print run was the lowest of all Batman related titles and the only one under 30,000.

It will be interesting to see if over time if these Top 10 rarest are the ones that prove hardest to find in the future and could be the ones that go up in value.  Of course that will only happen if demand for those particular titles stay strong.

BEST SELLING STANDARD COVER EDITIONS

1 49 Batman (Joker) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 39304
2 51 Justice League (Lobo) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 38704
3 59 Detective Comics (Harley Quinn) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 36774
4 76 Justice League (Dial E) 23.3 Std* $2.99 DC 33783
5 91 Batman The Dark Knight (Joker’s Daughter) 23.4 Std Ed* $2.99 DC 31518
6 97 Justice League of America (Deadshot) 7.1 Std* $2.99 DC 31192
7 101 Justice League (Secret Society) 23.4 Std* $2.99 DC 30605
8 106 Justice League (Darkseid) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 29648
9 108 Batman (Riddler) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 29387
10 109 Justice League of America (Killer Frost) 7.2 Std* $2.99 DC 27855
11 111 Batman (Penguin) 23.3 Std* $2.99 DC 27158
12 116 Green Lantern (Relic) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 26577
13 119 Detective Comics (Poison Ivy) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 26390
14 120 Batman (Bane) 23.4 Std* $2.99 DC 26176
15 123 Justice League of America (Shadow Thief) 7.3 Std* $2.99 DC 25809
16 127 Green Lantern (Mongul) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 24705
17 128 Batman and Robin (Two Face) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 24440
18 130 Green Lantern (Black Hand) 23.3 Std* $2.99 DC 23825
19 131 Batman and Robin (Court of Owls) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 23707
20 132 Batman The Dark Knight (Mr. Freeze) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 23666
21 133 Batman The Dark Knight (Ventriloquist) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 23139
22 135 Justice League of America (Black Adam) 7.4 Std* $2.99 DC 22725
23 141 Detective Comics (Scarecrow) 23.3 Std* $2.99 DC 21935
24 142 Batman And Robin (Ras Al Ghul) 23.3 Std* $2.99 DC 21865
25 143 Batman The Dark Knight (Clayface) 23.3 Std* $2.99 DC 21861
26 145 Batman Superman (Doomsday) 3.1 Std* $2.99 DC 21726
27 147 Superman (Bizarro) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 21195
28 154 Green Lantern (Sinestro) 23.4 Std* $2.99 DC 20367
29 157 Flash (Reverse Flash) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 19910
30 158 Superman (Brainiac) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 19550
31 159 Aquaman (Black Manta) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 19487
32 161 Detective Comics (Man Bat) 23.4 Std* $2.99 DC 19368
33 163 Batman and Robin (Killer Croc) 23.4 Std* $2.99 DC 19148
34 164 Flash (Grodd) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 18957
35 166 Earth 2 (Solomon Grundy) 15.2 Std* $2.99 DC 18486
36 170 Action Comics (Zod) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 17819
37 171 Earth 2 (Desaad) 15.1 Std* $2.99 DC 17747
38 173 Action Comics (Cyborg Superman) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 17685
39 174 Flash (Rogues) 23.3 Std* $2.99 DC 17667
40 176 Justice League Dark (Creeper) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 17586
41 178 Superman (Hel) 23.3 Std* $2.99 DC 17475
42 184 Justice League Dark (Eclipso) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 16719
43 185 Teen Titans (Deathstroke) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 16637
44 187 Action Comics (Lex Luthor) 23.3 Std* $2.99 DC 16480
45 189 Wonder Woman (Cheetah) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 16137
46 191 Aquaman (Ocean Master) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 16007
47 192 Wonder Woman (First Born) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 15935
48 196 Action Comics (Metallo) 23.4 Std* $2.99 DC 15642
49 197 Teen Titans (Trigon) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 15607
50 202 Green Arrow (Count Vertigo) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 14741
51 204 Superman (Parasite) 23.4 Std* $2.99 DC 14562
52 211 Swamp Thing (Arcane) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 13103

So far only 1 of the 52 standard covers has sold at Diamond and surprisingly its the one with the largest print run – Batman #23.1 – Joker is sold out.   Only 7 of the 52 standard covers sold over 30,000 copies.  In the long run the standard covers could prove to be more valuable than the 3D covers as the print runs are much smaller for the majority of issues.   Only 28 of the 52 even sold over 20,000 copies each.  These print runs are modest for DC print runs.

THE TOP TEN RAREST 3D COVERS !

1 211 Swamp Thing (Arcane) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 13103
2 204 Superman (Parasite) 23.4 Std* $2.99 DC 14562
3 202 Green Arrow (Count Vertigo) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 14741
4 197 Teen Titans (Trigon) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 15607
5 196 Action Comics (Metallo) 23.4 Std* $2.99 DC 15642
6 192 Wonder Woman (First Born) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 15935
7 191 Aquaman (Ocean Master) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 16007
8 189 Wonder Woman (Cheetah) 23.1 Std* $2.99 DC 16137
9 187 Action Comics (Lex Luthor) 23.3 Std* $2.99 DC 16480
10 185 Teen Titans (Deathstroke) 23.2 Std* $2.99 DC 16637

Swamp Thing #23.1 ranks top of this list just as it did with the 3D covers.  Unanimously the rarest of all the DC Villain month comics.

Numerous Superman and Wonder Woman related comics rank very low for standard covers.

3 comics make the top 10 rarest of both lists proving that stores not only did not get 3D copies in the first place but they did not realize there was a shortage to order more standard covers.  These 3 therefore are the rarest of the villain month:

Animal Man (Arcane), Green Arrow (Count Vertigo), Wonder Woman (First Born)

RETAILERS UP THEIR ORDERS ON STANDARD COVERS

While many retailers and collectors realized that certain 3D covers were going to sell out they would up their orders on the standard edition.  This can be seen happening with a few of the most hyped issues including: Jokers Daughter, Dial E, Harley Quinn, Lobo.

In fact there are certain Standard Covers that actually have LARGER print runs than the 3D covers.  This includes:

Justice League (Lobo), Batman The Dark Knight (Jokers Daughter), Justice League (Dial E), and almost equal in orders was: Justice League (Deadshot)

COMBINING PRINT RUNS OF 3D AND STANDARD COVERS

Finally lets combine the print runs of the 3D and standard covers and look for books that stand out in either 3D or standard orders. Also for those who just want to READ  a copy of each book this will give you an idea of which books will likely turn up the easiest.

The top 6 3D covers still hold the Top 6 rank when adding the standard cover editions.

But then the chart begins to drastically change as issues of Detective Comics and Justice League get bumped up the list with large standard print runs.    Yet with some titles bumped up the list certain other titles have to fall including issues of Batman and Robin and Justice League America.     Jokers Daughter gets bumped UP the list to #24 most common villains month comic from a low 3D #46.  Ventriliquist as the biggest bump up the chart due to high standard edition print run.  Now ranks #26 instead of #49.   All the issues of Action Comics get bumped way DOWN the chart due to retailers ordering very few standard covers in comparison.  These could prove to be harder to find in years to come.

3D # SE # RANK TITLE ISSUE PRICE DC PRINT RUN PRINT RUN OF OPPOSITE
1 5 Batman (Joker) 23.1 $3.99 DC 107680 39304 146984
2 6 Batman (Riddler) 23.2 $3.99 DC 107413 29387 136800
3 8 Batman (Bane) 23.4 $3.99 DC 95298 26176 121474
4 10 Batman (Penguin) 23.3 $3.99 DC 89850 27158 117008
5 15 Justice League (Darkseid) 23.1 $3.99 DC 78200 29648 107848
6 21 Batman Superman (Doomsday) 3.1 $3.99 DC 68150 21726 89876
15 35 Detective Comics (Harley Quinn) 23.2 $3.99 DC 48776 36774 85550
14 34 Detective Comics (Posion Ivy) 23.1 $3.99 DC 49200 26390 75590
27 66 Justice League (Lobo) 23.2 $3.99 DC 36240 38704 74944
20 44 Justice League (Secret Society) 23.4 $3.99 DC 44008 30605 74613
8 28 Batman and Robin (Two Face) 23.1 $3.99 DC 49917 24440 74357
13 33 Batman and Robin (Court of Owls) 23.2 $3.99 DC 49205 23707 72912
9 29 Justice League of America (Black Adam) 7.4 $3.99 DC 49625 22725 72350
11 31 Batman and Robin (Ras al Ghul) 23.3 $3.99 DC 49452 21865 71317
16 36 Detective Comics (Scarecrow) 23.3 $3.99 DC 48671 21935 70606
17 37 Green Lantern (Sinestro) 23.4 $3.99 DC 48263 20367 68630
7 27 Action Comics (Cyborg Superman) 23.1 $3.99 DC 50146 17685 67831
10 30 Action Comics (Zod) 23.2 $3.99 DC 49557 17819 67376
18 38 Batman and Robin (Killer Croc) 23.4 $3.99 DC 48152 19148 67300
19 40 Detective Comics (Man Bat) 23.4 $3.99 DC 46590 19368 65958
12 32 Action Comics (Lex Luthor) 23.3 $3.99 DC 49310 16480 65790
22 58 Green Lantern (Relic) 23.1 $3.99 DC 36965 26577 63542
32 82 Justice League of America (Deadshot) 7.1 $3.99 DC 32157 31192 63349
46 103 Batman The Dark Knight (Joker’s Daughter) 23.4 $3.99 DC 29932 31518 61450
25 64 Green Lantern (Mongul) 23.2 $3.99 DC 36281 24705 60986
49 115 Justice League (Dial E) 23.3 $3.99 DC 26582 33783 60365
26 65 Green Lantern (Black Hand) 23.3 $3.99 DC 36281 23825 60106
36 86 Justice League of America (Killer Frost) 7.2 $3.99 DC 31756 27855 59611
21 46 Superman (Parasite) 23.4 $3.99 DC 43631 14562 58193
37 87 Justice League of America (Shadow Thief) 7.3 $3.99 DC 31720 25809 57529
28 68 Superman (Bizarro) 23.1 $3.99 DC 36039 21195 57234
23 61 Aquaman (Black Manta) 23.1 $3.99 DC 36555 19487 56042
24 62 Superman (Brainiac) 23.2 $3.99 DC 36475 19550 56025
38 89 Batman The Dark Knight (Ventriloquist) 23.1 $3.99 DC 31653 23139 54792
44 98 Batman The Dark Knight (Mr. Freeze) 23.2 $3.99 DC 31053 23666 54719
30 72 Superman (Hel) 23.3 $3.99 DC 35652 17475 53127
45 100 Batman The Dark Knight (Clayface) 23.3 $3.99 DC 30794 21861 52655
29 71 Aquaman (Ocean Master) 23.2 $3.99 DC 35893 16007 51900
43 96 Flash (Reverse Flash) 23.2 $3.99 DC 31237 19910 51147
34 84 Flash (Grodd) 23.1 $3.99 DC 31838 18957 50795
35 85 Earth 2 (Solomon Grundy) 15.2 $3.99 DC 31829 18486 50315
31 75 Action Comics (Metallo) 23.4 $3.99 DC 34427 15642 50069
33 83 Earth 2 (Desaad) 15.1 $3.99 DC 32131 17747 49878
40 92 Flash (Rogues) 23.3 $3.99 DC 31442 17667 49109
41 93 Teen Titans (Deathstroke) 23.2 $3.99 DC 31434 16637 48071
42 95 Wonder Woman (Cheetah) 23.1 $3.99 DC 31367 16137 47504
39 90 Teen Titans (Trigon) 23.1 $3.99 DC 31633 15607 47240
48 113 Justice League Dark (Creeper) 23.1 $3.99 DC 26786 17586 44372
50 117 Justice League Dark (Eclipso) 23.2 $3.99 DC 26561 16719 43280
51 118 Wonder Woman (First Born) 23.2 $3.99 DC 26448 15935 42383
47 112 Green Arrow (Count Vertigo) 23.1 $3.99 DC 26855 14741 41596
52 122 Swamp Thing (Arcane) 23.1 $3.99 DC 25831 13103 38934

 

#1 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #4 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #4 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.       Week Four   Joker’s Daughter at $110.00    Doomsday at $20   Black Adam at $20   Killer Croc at $13   First Born at $13   Man-Bat at $13   Bane at $12   Sinestro at $12   Secret Society at $12   Ocean Master at $12   Parasite at $11.   Joker’s Daughter is without the single most hyped up and hottest comic of the entire year and may have set world record prices for a pre-sale of a new release as collectors were paying up to $110.00 each for a copy of this book just to make sure they got one.   That is paying almost 40x cover price before it even came out.   Very few customers got a copy unless they were a regular file customer for Batman: The Dark Knight series.  It was the hottest of all the 3D covers and the hottest comic of the entire year.   However the downside I predicted is that prices could only come down and that has already started to happen.

#2 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #3 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #3 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.      Week Three   Clayface at $20   Dial E at $46    Eclipso at $20   Deathstroke at $25   The Rogues at $15    Cheetah at $14     Penguin at $13    Ra’s Al Ghul at $13     Arcane at $13    Black Hand at $12   Scarecrow at $12    Shadow Thief at $12   Lex Luthor at $11    H’el at $7

#3 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #2 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.  Week Two   Harley Quinn at $36   Mr Freeze at $31    Lobo at $31   Riddler at $20.50   Reverse Flash at $20   Court Of Owls at $18   Killer Frost at $17.50   Solomon Grundy at $13   Trigon at $13   Black Manta for $12   Mongul at $12   Brainiac at $10.50    Zod at $10

#4 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #1 (DC 2013)   13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.   Week One   Forever Evil #1 – $280 (1 per store variant cover).  Darkseid for $31  Poison Ivy for $27   Ventriloquist for $26.50    Joker for $25     Count Vertigo at $20    Creeper at $20     Deadshot at $16.50     Two-Face at $15     Relic at $14    Bizarro at $13.50     Grodd at $13    Desaad at $13    Cyborg Superman at $10

 

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for October 9 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for October 9 2013 Release Week

Article by  Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly!

So any comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on Oct 6 2013 (3 days BEFORE release date)!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS

AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT
Cavewoman Primal (One Shot)(Budd Root Special Edition), AR – 2 COPIES LEFT

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Afterlife With Archie #1 (Andrew Pepoy Variant Cover), $2.99 – 57 COPIES LEFT
Afterlife With Archie #1 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $2.99 – 25 COPIES LEFT
Afterlife With Archie #1 (Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), $2.99 – 20 COPIES LEFT
Afterlife With Archie #1 (Tim Seeley Variant Cover), $2.99 – 422 COPIES LEFT

BOOM! STUDIOS
Aliens Vs Parker #1 (Of 4)(Joe Quinones Emerald City Comicon Variant Cover), $9.99 – 3 COPIES LEFT
Sons Of Anarchy #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Garry Brown), $3.99 – 2,203 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Sons Of Anarchy #2 (Of 6)(Cover B Photo), AR

DANGER ZONE
Night Of The ’80s Undead #2 (Of 3), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

DARK HORSE COMICS
Elfquest Special The Final Quest (One Shot), $5.99 –  302 COPIES LEFT
Resident Alien The Suicide Blonde #2 (Of 3), $3.99 – 131 COPIES LEFT
Shaolin Cowboy #1 (Geof Darrow Regular Cover), $3.99 – 187 COPIES LEFT
Shaolin Cowboy #1 (Walter Simonson Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

DC COMICS
Coffin Hill #1 (Dave Johnson Regular Cover), $2.99 – 116 COPIES LEFT
Coffin Hill #1 (Gene Ha Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil Arkham War #1 (Of 6)(Jason Fabok Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil Arkham War #1 (Of 6)(Jason Fabok Regular Cover), $2.99 – 3 COPIES LEFT
Superman Wonder Woman #1 (Aaron Kuder Wonder Woman Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Wonder Woman #1 (Cliff Chiang Superman Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Wonder Woman #1 (Tony S. Daniel Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Wonder Woman #1 (Tony S. Daniel Combo Pack Cover), $4.99 – 53 COPIES LEFT
Superman Wonder Woman #1 (Tony S. Daniel Regular Cover), $3.99 – 120 COPIES LEFT
Superman Wonder Woman #1 (We Can Be Heroes Blank Variant Cover), AR – 141 COPIES LEFT
Trillium #1 (Of 8)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 3,439 COPIES LEFT
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Codename Action #1 (Of 6)(Jonathan Lau 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 384 COPIES LEFT
Cryptozoic Man #1 (Of 4)(Walter Flannigan Negative Art Variant Cover), – SOLD OUT
Cryptozoic Man #1 (Of 4)(Walter Flannigan Regular Cover), $3.99 – 220 COPIES LEFT

FUTURE PUBLISHING

Comic Heroes Bookazine #1, $20.00 – SOLD OUT
HERMES PRESS
Buck Rogers In The 25th Century #2 (Of 4)(Howard Chaykin Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2 COPIES LEFT
Scratch 9 Cat Tails #2, $3.99 – 618 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING
Magic The Gathering Theros #1 (Cover A Eric Deschamps), $4.99 – 2 COPIES LEFT
Magic The Gathering Theros #1 (Cover RI Martin Coccolo), AR – SOLD OUT
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Greg Staples), $3.99 – 155 COPIES LEFT
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #2 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Loston Wallace), $3.99 – 58 COPIES LEFT
Memory Collectors #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Menton J. Matthews III), $3.99 – 106 COPIES LEFT
Memory Collectors #1 (Of 3)(Cover SUB Menton J. Matthews III), $3.99 – 83 COPIES LEFT
Transformers Regeneration One #0 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 1,139 COPIES LEFT
Triple Helix #1 (Of 4)(Cover A John Byrne), $3.99 – 60 COPIES LEFT
Triple Helix #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB John Byrne), $3.99 – 45 COPIES LEFT

IMAGE COMICS
Bushido #2 (Of 5), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
East Of West #1 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $89.99 – SOLD OUT
Multiple Warheads Down Fall (One Shot), $7.99 – 34 COPIES LEFT
Rocket Girl #1, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Three #1, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Walking Dead #1 (10th Anniversary Edition), $5.99 – 5,561 COPIES LEFT
Walking Dead Tyreese Special, $2.99 – 351 COPIES LEFT

RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
Department Of Monsterology #1 (Of 4)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99 – 21 COPIES LEFT

SHH PRODUCTIONS
Choose Their Fate #1 (not verified by Diamond), $9.95 – 7 COPIES LEFT

SILVER PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT
Zombie Annihilation (One Shot), $1.50 – 59 COPIES LEFT

TITAN PUBLISHING
Death Sentence #1 (Of 6), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Halloween Special Edition (Cover A Alfredo Reyes), $5.99 – 43 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Halloween Special Edition (Cover B Joi Washington), $5.99 – 62 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Halloween Special Edition (Cover C Joe Pekar), $5.99 – 34 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #1 (Of 6)(J. Scott Campbell 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 468 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Through The Looking Glass #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Richard Ortiz), $3.99 – 61 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Through The Looking Glass #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Ivan Nunes), $3.99 – 42 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Through The Looking Glass #1 (Of 5)(Cover C Renato King), $3.99 – 27 COPIES LEFT

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

InvestComics Hot Picks #290

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Chris Claremont signing Excalibur #1Excalibur #1Pumpkin spice coffee is back at Dunkin/Starbucks, the leaves are getting crunchy up north, school has started back up, no Jerry Lewis??, the NFL season has begun, and who would have had the Florida team down here 3-1 at this point? Well with all of these changes, and with the chill in the air it all points to one thing, New York Comic Con!! InvestComics will head up to NYCC for the fourth year straight with press badge in tow, and this year with cohort Rafael Rosario of Ratchet City Comics! We hope to bring more coverage and fun directly from the convention floor. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to follow InvestComics on Facebook, Twitter and the newly focused social media for IC; Instagram! These social media outlets are easily found by clicking the above links at the beginning of every Sunday’s Hot Picks or the icons at the top left hand side of the site. All of these outlets will be updated throughout the day to ensure the fans of IC get to experience some of the excitement from NYCC. Of course this is all pending on the service availability of the cell phone Gods, but there will be updates no matter what, so click the social media tabs and LIKE/Follow away!

A hardy congratulations goes out to the winner of the signed Scott Synder Superman Unchained Directors Cut #1; Timothy Scott Guerreo Martinez! And as promised on the InvestComics Facebook page, another contest before New York Comic Con! How about this beautiful comic pictured in this article?? Excalibur #1 signed by Legendary writer Chris Claremont!! Rules are the same here. Share the InvestComics website on ANY social media outlet, be sure to let us know, and you’re in the running! It’s that easy! Chris Claremont! Awesome!!

BULLETIN*****An important announcement will be forthcoming before we leave to New York, so stay close folks. The “Dawning” of a new era is coming……

Let’s head on over to the 3D-less Hot Picks this week shall we?

InvestComics Hot Picks – New Releases 10-9-13

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There are a few comics to really keep your eyes peeled to this week. Captain America (2012 7th Series) #12 will bring the character known as Dr. Mindbubble. Yes that’s correct, Dr. Mindbubble. Okay so what’s in a name right? Hey it’s a first official appearance here, so we must take a looksee. Always nice to have intro’s within the pages of a Cap book. Afterlife With Archie (2013) #1 has created quite the buzz around the comic book scene. With the award winning talents of writer Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla, coupled with a zombie apocalypse, this new ongoing series (not for the Archie “kid readers”) is going to sell out quick. There will be variants of this comic available, be sure to grab them. The variants by the way are absolutely gorgeous.

Superman and Wonder Woman begin their romance novel/superhero comic with the Superman Wonder Woman (2013) #1 release. DC has done the unthinkable here folks!! Where’s Lois? Well welcome to the “real life”. Man gets famous; he wants the hottest chick on the block. Men are dogs aren’t they? Just kidding of course. But DC may have actually found a little niche with their experiment here. Why not put the most powerful superhero with the most powerful female hero and let the romance ensue. It may, may, may peek the interest of a “non” female reader to come along and pick this comic up. Fangirls and fanboys will pick this up regardless if it’s a decent story, but what about the elusive female readership that so many comic companies are trying to cater to? Well DC, you may have something here. Awesome stuff. The relationship between Supes and WW is essentially 66 years in the making. Better late than never right? They first met up in All-Star Comic #36 (1947). Good luck trying to snag that comic right now at a decent penny with all of the WW talk of possibly appearing in the new Superman/Batman movie. Oh and by the way, pick up the scarce variant black and white cover if you want to make a nice return on your dollar.                  

Major revelations are revealed in Batman Zero Year. Origins and a big surprise hits us in Batman (2011 2nd Series) #24. Pick that up, see if it’s a “holy sh*t!” moment or a “meh” moment. Our guess it’s going to be a “holy Batman!” Moment.   

With every successful event comes the additional spin off books, case in point this week with Forever Evil Arkham War (2013) #1. Is it really necessary to have a separate Forever Evil campaign run through Arkham? Well maybe, but it kind of feels like a 3D moment doesn’t it? Cool, but why? Money that’s why! Duh! DC Comics striking while the iron is hot here with more Forever Evil comics. Probably a great, fun read, but unless there is a major wow moment going on in here or an intro, not much going on for this comic in the aftermarket.

Speaking of cashing in, this is great. Image Comics knows that the Walking Dead is their major moneymaker right? In Walking Dead (2003 Image) #115 Rick has declared “All Out War”, a 12 part storyline that starts this week. It’s one of the most dramatic event storylines to fill these pages in some time, if ever. That’s all well and good, right? So what shall they do to introduce a new major storyline like no other? How about 12 variant covers? That’s right, 12 covers…..wow. Cha-ching!

Image Comics comes at us with more great number one comics this week; Three (2013 Image) #1 and Rocket Girl (2013 Image) #1.

Coffin Hill (2013 DC/Vertigo) #1 will be another fantastic Vertigo comic probably. Death Sentence (2013 Titan Comics) #1 from Titan looks like a very interesting comic. Looks like a movie to come out of that someday possibly. Cryptozoic Man (2013 Dynamite) #1, already covered on Comic Book Men season II, look for more coverage on this comic in Comic Book Men season III. Horror comics are making a mild comeback and this week the much talked about (positive) Department of Monsterology (2013 Renegade Arts) #1 will be hitting the shelves. A few cool/fun comics to check out this week; Shaolin Cowboy (2013 Dark Horse) #1, Multiple Warheads Down Fall (2013) #0, and Marvel Universe Hulk Agents of Smash (2013) #1.

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InvestComics Hot Covers – New Releases 10-9-13

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Comic Broker Report – October 2013

The slow market continues…

Here are ten tips for October:

1.  Do not invest heavily in DC 3D covers.

2.  If you find new 52 Batman issues in high grade at cheap prices buy and flip for decent money.

3.  Invest in Harley Quinn.

4.  Do not rent, purchase or recommend this film:  The Colony

5.  Eat at Dell Taco if possible.

6.  Convince your girlfriend or wife to dress as Mother Russia this Halloween!

7.  Give Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. your support.  It will only help more comic               properties get developed.

8.  Do not care what the fox says.

9.   Support my Kickstarter for Halloween candy is the shapes of razorblades, syringes, pocket knives, prescription medication  etc.

10.  Play Farcry 3: Blood Dragon if you have not already done so.

 

These are the comics I am recommending this month.

 

Letter 44 1 SDCC Variant

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Charles Soule and  Alberto Alburquerque’s sci-fi series from  Oni Press released this SDCC convention exclusive of Letter 44  issue 1 prior to the October regular issue.  If you are looking for the next big thing here it is.

Also check out this press kit from Oni!

http://comicsalliance.com/onis-letter-44-press-kit-takes-us-to-sci-fi-space-camp/

Marvel Two-in-One 42

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Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered this week and the ratings were huge.  Reviews are mixed but most can agree that Agent Coulson stole the show.  Writers have set up some intriguing mysteries surrounding familiar Marvel storylines.  If  the Journey into Mystery name drop got you exited then so will Project Pegasus!

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Here’s one I may have missed the boat on!  A possible TV adaptation in the works usually meant back issue heat and in this case it’s an inferno.  Mini series don’t see the kind of price gains that regular running series often do but when big studios are involved and the printing is low few things can halt the frenzy.

The Avengers 158 ( first Graviton )

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Is he Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s  first super villain?  Buy this issue just in case!

 

Star Wars film speculation is only going to intensify each second we get closer to the new films from Disney.  The current rumors still center around Solo’s twins and if you read my articles you know right where to go for their first appearance.  Here are some of my favorites!

Star Wars 10 ( first Darth Krayt )

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Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones #3 ( first Count Dooku )

Star Wars Ep 2 Attack Cones 3 ( first Dooku )

Star Wars: Jango Fett Open Season ( first Tor Vizsla )

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 Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children

Have you seen A Blue Valentine or A Place Beyond the Pines?  Both films were critical successes and now the director is set to adapt what?  If you remember this twisted series from DC look for prices to jump real soon.  The keys are very hard to come by.  ( issue 13 has part 2 and is still cheap online )

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Journey into Mystery 102 ( first Sif )

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Sif looks to have a much larger role in the upcoming film and that’s definitely a good thing.  Nothing should make fans happier than expanded character development for Thor’s supporting cast.

 

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An NBC show in the works =back issue raids across the country.  Swamp Thing 37 is still pricey but other early issue can be found for small money.

Swamp Thing  37, Crisis 4,  38

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Constantine 1  1:25 Variant

Cover is by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

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New Teen Titans 22 ( Early John Constantine )

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Journey into Mystery 103 ( first appearance Amora/Enchantress )

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Rumors are swirling already  for Thor 3’s nemesis!

 

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Who is Jake Ellis?  Personally I don’t care but with movie speculation being what it is look for this rare series just not Online.  Issues have been swallowed up.

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Top 150 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE SEPTEMBER 2013

Top 150 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE SEPTEMBER 2013

Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

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This list is updated every 2 weeks.  This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market.   I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month.     This list focuses on all regular edition covers.  (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs).   If you think I have missed any hot titles/issues of the last 5 years please let me know.  Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold releases of the last few years online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price.  However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales.  Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

MARKET REPORT:

The 52 comics with the most buzz on the planet this past month were all DC 3D covers during “villain month”.  I have chose NOT to list them individually as they would dominate the entire chart so I am grouping them by week and highlighting the peak values of each 3D cover.  Note there is a regular standard cover version of all these comics which are NOT hot. In fact only 1 of the 52 standard covers has sold out at Diamond.   Only the 3D cover versions are sold out in advance due to stores being allocated copies in advance.    I do NOT believe the print runs on these books are smaller than normal in fact I think they are higher than normal monthly print runs however the demand has caused many people to collect issues they would not normally pick up and of course speculators are buying extra copies of each as demand is strong online as some stores got shorted copies.  Some titles and issues are shorted more than others causing some issues to be higher demand than the rest.

#1 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #4 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.       Week Four   Joker’s Daughter at $110.00    Doomsday at $20   Black Adam at $20   Killer Croc at $13   First Born at $13   Man-Bat at $13   Bane at $12   Sinestro at $12   Secret Society at $12   Ocean Master at $12   Parasite at $11.   Joker’s Daughter is without the single most hyped up and hottest comic of the entire year and may have set world record prices for a pre-sale of a new release as collectors were paying up to $110.00 each for a copy of this book just to make sure they got one.   That is paying almost 40x cover price before it even came out.   Very few customers got a copy unless they were a regular file customer for Batman: The Dark Knight series.  It was the hottest of all the 3D covers and the hottest comic of the entire year.   However the downside I predicted is that prices could only come down and that has already started to happen.

#2 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #3 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.      Week Three   Clayface at $20   Dial E at $46    Eclipso at $20   Deathstroke at $25   The Rogues at $15    Cheetah at $14     Penguin at $13    Ra’s Al Ghul at $13     Arcane at $13    Black Hand at $12   Scarecrow at $12    Shadow Thief at $12   Lex Luthor at $11    H’el at $7

#3 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #2 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.  Week Two   Harley Quinn at $36   Mr Freeze at $31    Lobo at $31   Riddler at $20.50   Reverse Flash at $20   Court Of Owls at $18   Killer Frost at $17.50   Solomon Grundy at $13   Trigon at $13   Black Manta for $12   Mongul at $12   Brainiac at $10.50    Zod at $10

#4 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #1 (DC 2013)   13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.   Week One   Forever Evil #1 – $280 (1 per store variant cover).  Darkseid for $31  Poison Ivy for $27   Ventriloquist for $26.50    Joker for $25     Count Vertigo at $20    Creeper at $20     Deadshot at $16.50     Two-Face at $15     Relic at $14    Bizarro at $13.50     Grodd at $13    Desaad at $13    Cyborg Superman at $10

#5 FARLAINE THE GOBLIN #1 (STUDIO FARLAINE 2013)  New small print publisher – possibly smallest distributed comic of the year with print run of only 1350.   Two versions of #1 exist as an early promo copy was sent out only to retailers with a print run of only 250 copies.  Both versions sold out before release date at Diamond.   Copies hit a high of $40.00 within first week of release.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.

#6 OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing.  Highest ratings online for story and art.  Super small print run.  More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.

#7 MYTHOPOLIS #1 (ARRDEN 2013) #1 small print publisher printed 4 regular covers very limited.  Comic was delayed as the early variant covers came out 6 months ahead of time and the regular #1 shipped 3 months past original scheduling date.  Copies in first week of release sold as high as $20.00 each for regular cover #1A.     We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.

#8 CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month.   Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

#9 THE MOCKING DEAD #1 (2013) New release comic that sold out instantly and went to 2nd print.  Early sales online were all over the place with sales anywhere from $4 to $40 for the subscription cover.  Currently a bit above cover for the regular cover and the subscription about $8.00

#10 DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book.  I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples.  Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.

#11 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover constantly.

94, XFiles Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

#12 STEAM WARS (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013)  Unique new series done in steampunk style but tells a new variation of the George Lucas Star Wars movie storyline featuring characters and storyline and artwork that is definitely borrowed and parodies from the original sci-fi movie.   Small print and demand growing for #1 and #2.    #1 did not even make Top 300 chart with sales less than 2400.

362, Steam Wars, 1, $3.99, Antarctic, 2,399

#13 CHRONOS COMMANDOS #1 (TITAN 2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – Both issues #1 and #2 have sold as high as $12.00 each.  Neither issue even charted on the monthly Top 300 Diamond sales.   Nazi soldiers and dinosaurs !!  We helped bring awareness to this great comic before release date.

#14 THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) #1 of the regular and subscription covers sold as sets as high as $18.00 for the pair.  The series was delayed in stores potentially due to the controversial 1:10 variant cover featuring President Obama with machine guns which sold way above a typical variant price hitting $40.00

#15 SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series).  Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

#16 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.  Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row.  #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.
40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga12, $2.99, Image, 53,339
#17 BATMAN #1 5 7 9 – sold out issues averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for $50.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00.  Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#18 SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (BOOM 2013)  New series based on TV series – many copies selling for $7.00 the week of release.

 #19 CLONE (IMAGE 2012) On July 15th 2013 it was announced that the new TV series was official and that drove up prices on #1 even though it has a larger print run over 23,000.   Diamond still had copies in warehouse up to this news announcement and then sold its last 1,000 copies within days.   #1 currently at $10.00 – all issues selling better now and sold out at Diamond. Note how the print run has dropped drastically.  Issue #1 has almost 500% the print run of #9.

95 Clone 1 $2.99 Image 23,292
172 Clone 2 $2.99 Image 11,144
170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10,525
200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8,589
213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8,076
224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7,460
251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6,956
249 Clone 8 $2.99 Image 6,343
288 Clone 9 $2.99 Image 5,954

#20 TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1 (DC 2013) New mini-series inspiring the Trinity DC crossover storyline for summer 2013 sold out and quickly went to 2nd printing and copies selling as high as $11.00 for regular edition.

#21 WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.

184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840

#22 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.   #1 2nd printing hit $12.00   #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4.   I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman,  Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc.   Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

#23 KINGS WATCH (DYNAMITE 2013) #1 the subscription cover sold as high as $9.00 in the first week by George Perez.   This series brings back three classic golden age characters as a team: The Phantom with Flash Gordon and Mandrake The Magician.

#24 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).
30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead111, $2.99, Image, 74,857
#25 GRIMM FAIRY TALES: OZ (ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) #1 has 5 regular covers – most sellers including myself sold these as sets.  Selling for cover until it was reported they were sold out and then sets selling for double cover as of Aug 15th.

#26 IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – hit $12.00.

#27 DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show.  Immediate increases on #1.

#28 NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 (TITAN 2013) New miniseries from small publisher sold out instantly – nobody has copies for sale.

Did not even chart on the monthly Top 300.   High sale of $13.00.   #3 sold out even before day of release.

#29 ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.

#30 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down.    Smaller print run.  Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month.  News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again.  #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.
197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113
#31 SKYWARD #1 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Originally a one-shot in 2010.  Summer 2013 a new ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly.  Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online.  I helped publicize this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices.   #1 and #2 currently sell about $8.00 each.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#32 WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off.   Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month.  Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#33 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well.  This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue.  It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity.  All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

#34 THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game.  All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release.  Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH !  #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release.  Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low.   Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book.  Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July.    I sold a few sets at $100.00.  Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies.   Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out.  Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

#35 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.  One season of the TV series seems guaranteed.   #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20.  Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month.  Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11.  #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4

215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

#36 HAWKEYE #1-10   The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00.  Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings.  New issues still sell out.  It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1.  Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837
#37 BALLISTIC #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) New mini series – #1 sold out instantly and hit high prices of $12.00 in first week of release.
285 Ballistic 1 $3.50 Black Mask 6,048
#38 TRILLIUM (DC VERTIGO 2013)  Rave reviews helped sell out this high print run Vertigo title and sell above guide online even before Diamond was sold out.
#39 HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER  (2013)  #1 and #2 are small digest sized indie comics in black and white.  Very small print runs and the stories are making fun of real life 1980’s hard rock stars Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins of Black Flag.   They appear to be gay lovers in the story.  Rock stars Hall and Oates also appear in the series as their satanic worshiping neighbors.  Series appeals to non-comic fans and most sellers getting a bit above cover.
#40 GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00 but then came back down again.   All 3 issues sold out instantly at Diamond.
#41 SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month

#42 THE WAKE (DC VERTIGO 2013) Each issue has been reprinted finally driving up prices after 2 months out on #1.  Currently at $8.00 for #1 1st prints.

#43 LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.

34, Lazarus1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

#44 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3.   Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5.   #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

#45 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!

6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

#46 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

#47 CONSTANTINE #1 (DC 2013)  1st print sold out in the first month but took about 6 months to sell above cover.  Some sales at $7.00 for this new Hellblazer inspired series.   New TV show reports could drive this one up.

#48 HALF PAST DANGER #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings instantly.  Some retailers charge more.

249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048

283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967

#49 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 (ARCANA STUDIOS 2013) Small publisher and print run – another Wizard of Oz inspired series selling way above cover after a month.  Become hot 6 weeks after release.

#50 BODIE TROLL (RED 5 COMICS 2013) #1 very small print run selling above cover instantly

#51 GENIE THE GENIUS #1 (APE ENTERTANMENT 2013)  New comic aimed at younger readers.  Great artwork written by father and daughter team. Small print run.   Variant cover edition came out one week before the regular cover and came autographed selling for $10.00. Regular cover sales a bit above cover.

#52 BRAIN BOY (DARK HORSE 2012) #1 some sellers getting more than cover for this new series that brings back a classic 1960’s Dell Comics character.

#53 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings also has very small print run.  #1 1st in the $20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11

#54 UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originaly I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series.   I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   The first issue was #0 and not #1.  #0 is the rare ones to find.  #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.   Print runs on each individual cover are very low.  There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover.  This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is.  In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0.   Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers

178, Uber, 0, $3.99, Avatar, 10,849
292, Uber, 0 Enhanced Ed, $4.99, Avatar, 5,084
137, Uber, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,109
132, Uber, 2, $3.99, Avatar, 16,160
188, Uber, 4, $3.99, Avatar, 12,030

#55 THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April.  #1 now at $90.00.   Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype.   Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title.  The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

#56 SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

227, Six Gun Gorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730

#57 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $6.00 after a month

#58 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

#59 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

#60 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores.   – hit high of $6.00 immediately.  Variant covers are all hot.

#61 RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st.   Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.   #1 settled down now to about $50.00.    Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

#62 NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series.  $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

#63 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets #1-6 sell for $26

#64 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#65 REVIVAL (Image) #1-10   Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

#66 PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH (2013) New small publisher series.  Hit $5.00 for regular covers.

#67 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 (DC 2013) Small print run new Superman series in May 2013 overlooked by many and now sells for $5.00 due to print run of only 30,000.

#68 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 (DC 2013) Large print run new Superman series in June 2013 had high print run but still sold out in some areas commanding $5.00 due to sell outs while other areas are sitting on large unsold piles of this series.

#69 POLARITY #1-4  Mini-series.  Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything.  Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459

250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957

247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436

#70 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie.  #1 hit high of $75 a month ago and now settled closer to $25 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#71 BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

#72 BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

#73 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

248 Hoax Hunters 0 $2.99 Image 5779 2012 3
230 Hoax Hunters 1 $2.99 Image 6973 2012 7
300 Hoax Hunters 3 $2.99 Image 4404 2012 9

#74 FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings.   Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

#75 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 (MARVEL 2013) Major villain mini-series sold out and currently at $6.00 for regular cover.

#76 THUMBPRINT #1 (IDW 2013) Regular and Subscription cover sets sell above cover

177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11,185
260 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 2 $3.99 IDW 7,278

#77 LIBERATOR #1 (BLACK MASK 2013)  Small print – regular and variant covers all above cover

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

#78 FIVE COLOR COMICS #1 (ART OF FICTION 2013) $8.95 cover price made this a very low ordered book and has sold above cvr.  Did not even make the top 300 monthly sales chart.

#79 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier.  Hit a high of $6.00

33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430

#80 GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

#81 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now.   #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale.   $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print.  #2 currently in the $20-30 range.  #3 $10.  #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image.   #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

#82 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-10 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#83 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-5  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

171, Helheim, 1, $3.99, Oni, 11,877
189, Helheim, 2, $3.99, Oni, 10,256
207, Helheim, 3, $3.99, Oni, 10,118
215, Helheim, 4, $3.99, Oni, 8,432.

#84 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

#85 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

29, Batman Incorporated8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

#86 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30.  Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4
119, Manhattan Projects, 9, $3.50, Image, 17,229
125,Manhattan Projects, 10, $3.50, Image, 17,028
116, Manhattan Projects, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,517
129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

#87 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months.   Slowly building steam.  Issue #5 sold out before day of release.

#88 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

#89 NUMBER 13 (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini series #0 1 2 3.   #0 is reprints of early appearances in Dark Horse Presents.  #0 commands the most money.  Large print runs on other issues but a teaser trailer came out in July causing interest in a potential future movie.

#90 COLLIDER (DC VERTIGO 2013) New ongoing issue that sold out and with #2 the title has changed to FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics.   2nd printings use the new title of FBP.

#91 PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

#92 NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

218 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 2nd print Image 5956 2011 5
171 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 Image 8869 2011 4

#93 CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00  Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

#94 LOCKE AND KEY (2008)  Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

#95 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

#96 EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber.  Online pre-sales were doing well above cover.  Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

#97 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2-6 (DARK HORSE 2011)  Anthology with original first appearances of Number 13 later reprinted in Number 13 #0 a year later.

#98 ARCHIE #646 (ARCHIE 2013) Pepoy cover pays tribute to EC 1950′s Weird Science covers – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.

#99 ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00  for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

#100 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

#101 JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

#102 CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

#103 MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – hit a high of $32.00 earlier this year.

#104 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#105 DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#106 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-9   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1′s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really really well online when initially released!

#107 DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.

4 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11
21 Deadpool 2 $2.99 Marvel 67421 2012 11
25 Deadpool 3 $2.99 Marvel 60215 2012 12

#108 DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

161 Django Unchained 1 $3.99 DC 11795 2012 12

#109 TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834

#110 THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

#111 THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

#112 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#113 SUPERMAN #1   New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $15.00

#114 MERCY SPARX #1 (DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Small time publisher and print run some sellers asking above cover.

#115 A1#1  (2013) New anthology series.  New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

#116 SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $9.00

#117 ACTION #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#118 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

#119 SEX #1-5 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

#120 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

#121 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

#122 FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

#123 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1

#124 POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

#125 BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#126 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

#127 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#128 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

#129 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

#130 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

#131 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year.  Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back.  Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings.

#132 SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#133 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

#134 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars.  Cory Monteith star of Glee died in late July 2013.

#135 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

#136 RED SONJA #1 (IDW 2013)  #1 had decent print run but still sold out – some charge a little above cover.

#137 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

#138 ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

#139 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

#140 STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

#141 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

#142 HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

#143 DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

#144 BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

#145 SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

288 Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark 1 $4.99 Image 4932 2010 6

#146 BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

160 Bravest Warriors 1 $3.99 Boom 14866 2012 10
164 Bravest Warriors 2 $3.99 Boom 12900 2012 11
179 Bravest Warriors 3 $3.99 Boom 10229 2012 12

#147 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10

120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

#148 HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

#149 SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

#150 CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

#151 DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#152 LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.

280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com    Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net