Hot Picks – Top 5 #17

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest InvestComics Hot Picks.

From: InvestComics Hot Picks #378

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We Stand On Guard #1 – A new Brian K Vaughan offering. The concept; U.S. invades Canada on foot and with big robots!

Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #1 – All four covers (including regular) are sold out. Looks like the great Grant Morrison has a hit on his hands.

Onyx #1 – The new IDW sci-fi book, written by Chris Ryall is sold out.

Mickey Mouse #1 – Another IDW number one issue, sold out. This time it’s Mickey!

Groot #2 –  (verbage from the InvestComics Hot Picks #378) will have special guest star and an awesome jam cover by Declan Shalvey. The Francesco Francavilla variant is way cool too. Watch for Groot to possibly branch out (yep yep) over the years. He already has become a fan favorite in the theaters. A solo Groot short film, Netflix film, cartoon, is not that far out of the realm.

 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #378 (Click the link to read now!) Click the Red links below to buy/bid now if your comic shop is not able to hook you up!

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Barb Wire #1 (Dark Horse)

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Bob’s Burgers #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

Spire #1 (Boom Studios)

 

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Jay Katz

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A very light week compared to the busy ones we’ve had for a long stretch there. Perfect time to catch up on those back issues you’ve been looking for. Go through those boxes at your local shop, there are probably a few gems sitting in there.

The biggest book to look out for this week has to be We Stand On Guard #1 (Image Comics). Not only will it probably be a fantastic read, but it’s written by Brian K. Vaughan. This deals with the invasion of Canada by the United States. Invasion with big robots. How much fun is this going to be? Lots! One key element pertaining to the speculative side that makes this comic very attractive is the no variant aspect to it. Just one cover release (as of right now) and this makes for less clutter in the market, thus making this comic a probable sell out more attractive.

Grant Morrison will have a creator owned book this Wednesday; Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #1 (Graphic India). All of the variant covers are limited to 1000 copies each and are sold out already. The regular cover is sold out too. You better grab this off the shelf if you want a copy, once they’re gone, they’re gone.

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New Star Wars comics coming this Wednesday, Darth Vader #7 and Princess Leia #5. Buy any of the new Star Wars comics. The stories are great and for the possible speculative side as well. New movie will be hitting in December, who knows what possible character or villain could appear in the comic before the movie.

IDW publishing has a couple of books to look out this week. Onyx #1, a new sci-fi book from Chris Ryall with a very nice limited SDCC variant. And the new Mickey Mouse #1. Regular cover and variant sold out.

As InvestComics has matured over the years, it’s not very often that a book like Barb Wire #1 (Dark Horse) gets a mention. But when it’s Adam Hughes supplying the covers, well it has to be mentioned. Especially when the regular cover blows away the variant cover.

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Groot #2 will have special guest star and an awesome jam cover by Declan Shalvey. The Francesco Francavilla variant is way cool too. Watch for Groot to possibly branch out (yep yep) over the years. He already has become a fan favorite in the theaters. A solo Groot short film, Netflix film, cartoon, is not that far out of the realm.

Check out these comics this Wednesday as well; 8house Arclight #1 (Image Comics), Bob’s Burgers #1 (Dynamite Entertainment). Two sold out variants already. And Spire #1 (Boom Studios).

 

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Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

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Creator Spotlight – Frank Miller

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One of the most prolific comic creators of our time is Frank Miller. He single-handedly made two comic characters into iconic status. Several of his creator owned projects have either seen film/television time or will in the future. Frank Miller’s art is extremely distinctive as well. Everything from the overbearing board shoulders of Batman to the loneliness feel of Daredevil’s pain, to the violence of 300. His writing replicates his artistry. Usually very bold and forthcoming. A distinctive comic creator in every facet. A true legend and Icon in the industry.

Here are just a few of his key books in his vast career. It took a very long time to compile this list and we hope you enjoy every bit of it as we did putting it together.

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Twilight Zone #84 (1978) The first professional work from Frank Miller.

Weird War Tales #64 (1978) First DC Comics work.

John Carter Warlord of Mars #18 (1978) First Marvel Comics work with writer Chris Claremont. John Byrne cover.

Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #27 (1979) First Daredevil pencils. Miller will go on to basically own the Daredevil character. Most of anything you will ever see on film or on television on Daredevil is based from Miller’s interpretation of the character.

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Daredevil #158 (1979) Miller’s first time on the Daredevil title will prove to be a major turning point in this characters life. The character is forever marked with the Miller touch. As said before, everything you see on paper or on a screen is a direct result of Miller. That is all. This comic is also the first professional cover he does in collaboration with Joe Rubinstein.

Marvel Premiere #49 (1979) Miller/Janson cover. Falcon graces the cover and this is also Falcon’s first solo comic ever.

Rom #1 (1979) One of the many reasons to own this comic; a collaborative cover with Joe Rubinstein. He goes on to do other Rom covers.

X-Men Annual #3 (1979) First X-Men, cover art only with Terry Austin.

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Daredevil #164 (1980) Origin retold. The first Miller Daredevil origin story (art only).

Daredevil #165 (1980) Miller collaborates on writing duties that will forever change the flow and dynamics for this character.

Daredevil #168 (1981) Origin and first appearance of Elektra. Miller also takes over the writing chores here.

Captain America #241 (1980) The classic Cap/Punisher cover with Bob McLeod.

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Avengers #193 (1980) First Avengers pencils and cover. Both in a collaborate model.

DC Special Series #21 (1980) First Miller Batman. We all know what influence he had on Batman right? Here’s the first time he pencils a Batman story. Written by Denny O’ Neil.

Marvel Premiere #53 (1980) A Miller/Rubinstein Black Panther cover.

Marvel Team-Up #95 (1980) A Miller/McLeod collaboration cover. Also the first appearance on Mockingbird.

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Marvel Spotlight #8 (1980) First Captain Marvel. Pencils and cover art.

Marvel Team-Up #100 (1980) Cover art with Klaus Janson. Also pencils interior story with first appearance of Karma. Chris Claremont writes.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #14 (1980) One of Miller’s (first?) solo cover’s with Spidey and Doctor Strange.

Star Wars #43 (1981) A Star Wars pinup page from Miller. This comic also happens to be Boba Fett’s second comic book appearance.

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Machine Man #19 (1981) Cover art with Terry Austin. Steve Ditko interior pencils. First appearance of Jack O’ Lantern (which appears on the cover).

Marvel Premiere #58 (1981) Second American appearance of Doctor Who. Miller/Austin cover art.

Rom #17 (1981) The infamous X-Men Rom issue(s). This comic and the next (issue #18) both had Miller art on the covers.

Incredible Hulk #258 (1981) Soviet Super Soldiers cover – Miller/Milgrom. Also the first appearance of this group.

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Daredevil #170 (1981) Writer/artist Frank Miller brings Kingpin into the life of Matt Murdock, making Kingpin one of Daredevil’s greatest adversaries of all time. Besides Bullseye of course.

Daredevil #176 (181) First appearance of Stick.

Daredevil #177 (1981) Miller writes Daredevil’s origin. Retold.

Daredevil #178 (1982) First team-up with Power Man and Iron Fist. Will this equate to box office money because of the possibility of a Netflix team-up? Maybe. Still a great book to have regardless.

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Marvel Team-Up Annual #4 (1981) Miller writes a story that includes Moon Knight. He also does the cover art with Rubinstein that includes Moon Knight.

Daredevil #181 (1982) The death of Elektra. Also the first Punisher appearance in the series. Miller creates another adversary for the ages here for the Daredevil character, but it’s a vigilante (hero) this time. As with the Power Man/Iron Fist team up, will Netflix heat things up here with the Punisher coming on board? Again maybe, but be forewarned, this comic is way over-printed and very easy to find.

Daredevil #182 (1982) A classic cover.

Daredevil #183 (1982) First Daredevil/Punisher cover.

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Daredevil #184 (1982) …….And another classic cover.

Moon Knight #15 (1982) A Joe Jusko/Frank Miller Moon Knight cover.

Wolverine (1982) This limited series went on to change the Wolverine character forever. Written by Chris Claremont, pencils and covers by Miller. And issue #1; another ridiculous classic cover.

Daredevil #187 (1982) Like the cover says “Stop it please..” But we simply cannot. Here is yet another classic cover.

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What If? #35 (1982) This story asks the question “What If Bullseye had not killed Elektra?” An awesome story written and drawn by Miller.

Daredevil #189 (1982) The death of Stick. That cover though……Miiler’s Daredevil run would end with issue #191.

Wonder Woman #298 (1982) Here’s a random cover collaboration with Dick Giordano.

Ronin (1983) This critically acclaimed DC series was a Frank Miller creation. Writes, pencils, inks and cover art. This series was optioned by the Syfy channel.

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Spider-Man and Daredevil Special Edition #1 (1984) Although a reprint special, a new Spidey/Daredevil cover makes this a must have.

Superboy #51 (1984) Cover art.

Destroyer Duck #7 (1984) Miller Eclipse Comics cover art of another ‘DD’.

Batman and the Outsiders Annual #1 (1984) Getting closer to that Batman book…..Miller teams with Aparo on this no Batman cover.

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Marvel Fanfare #18 (1985) Captain America solo cover.

Superman The Secret Years (1985) Superman covers by Miller.

Daredevil #219 (1985) Miller is back on one issue of the Daredevil, as writer and cover artist. He comes back in issue #226 as regular series writer.

Batman The Dark Knight Returns (1986) Here is another turning point for a character because of Frank Miller. This comic changed the course of history for Batman as we know it. The crazy thing about this game changer of a story was that he was writing Daredevil at the same time and killing that too! Two issues into his return to the Daredevil title came this mastery opus.

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Daredevil #232 (1986) Miller is done writing the Batman opus. And continues to kick major butt on the Daredevil title. The Born Again story line, #231 not approved drug issue, Amazing really. Here he introduces us to Nuke.

Mazing Man #12 (1986) A Dark Knight Miller cover.

Batman #404 (1987) Miller begins the classic Batman: Year One story line. Once again altering the course of Batman comic history. Wow.

Give Me Liberty (1990) Critically acclaimed story written by Miller and pencils by Dave Gibbons.

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Hard Boiled (1990) A two issue Magazine sized Dark Horse book written by Miller. Well received. Issue number three comes out two years later.

Dark Horse Presents – Fifth Anniversary Special (1991) The first time readers see Miller’s Sin City creation. We all know where this wound up too.

Valiant Comics (1992) Miller does a bunch of cover art for Valiant comics; Archer and Armstrong #1, Eternal Warrior #1, Harbinger #8, Magnvs Robot Fighter #15, Rai #6, Shadowman #4, Solar, Man of the Atom #12, and X-O Manowar #7.

Robocop Vs. Terminator (1992) Here Miller teams with legend Walt Simonson in this four issue mini. Walt pencils and Miller writes.

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Spawn #8 (1993) Miller does a Spawn pinup. He writes issue #11.

Marvel Age #127 (1993) Here’s a nice nugget. A Frank Miller/Greg Capullo Cable cover collaboration. Looks like the cover (and Cable!) is literally cut in half as each creator took a side.

Daredevil The Man Without Fear (1993) The mini series retelling of Daredevil’s origin. Written by Miller, art by John Romita Jr.

Spawn Batman (1994) One shot written by Miller, art by Todd McFarlane.

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G.I. Joe #1 (1995) From Dark Horse. An ultra cool Miller cover.

Batman Black and White #2 (1996) Miller Batman cover.

Overstreet Fan #19 (1997) A Dark Knight cover from Miller.

300 (1998) Well here’s another comic of Frank’s that made it to film. Written, Pencils, inks, and cover art.

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Green Lantern/Superman Legend of the Green Flame #1 (2000) An incredible Miller/Hollingsworth cover.

Dark Knight Strikes Again (2001) This followup three-part story did not fair all that well.

All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder (2005) This series was without its controversy. Issue number ten caused a stir (recalled) and Miller’s writing for this series was very edgy to say the least. Jim Lee art, Scott Williams inks, and Miller script. Series went up to ten issues. Miller also did a variant cover for most of the series.

Mighty Avengers #16 (2008) Daredevil/Elektra Secret Invasion Miller cover.

Detective Comics #27 (2014) A full spread variant cover Miller/Stewart.

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Journey Into Mystery #88 (1963) Loki’s second appearance. Cover by Ditko and Kirby.

Daredevil #169 (1981) Second Elektra appearance. Frank Miller pencils, writes and cover art.

Amazing Spider-Man #51 (1967) With Daredevil coming on strong with a second season, no telling how far this series is going. Kingpin’s second appearance. John Romita Sr. pencils and cover art.

Detective Comics #474 (1977) Suicide Squad is coming next year. Here is the Deadshot appearance everyone is after. It’s actually the second appearance, but the first of the all-new Deadshot.

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Werewolf By Night #33 (1975) Moon Knight’s second appearance. Gil Kane/Klaus Janson cover.

Tales of Suspense #60 (1964) Second Hawkeye.

Firestorm #2 (1978) Second appearance of Martin Stein/Ronnie Raymond, aka Firestorm. Gerry Conway writes, Al Milgrom pencils and cover art. Superman appearance and first appearance of Multiplex.

Daredevil #132 (1976) Bullseye’s second appearance. Marv Wolman writes.

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Tales of Suspense #53 (1964) Black Widow (Natalia Romanova) second appearance. Don Heck pencils. Kirby cover. Watcher’s origin.

Aquaman #42 (1968) The Aquaman is set to make a big “splash” with his movie appearance in Batman vs Superman. Black Manta is Aquaman’s main adversary. Look for Black Manta to either appear now or in Aquaman’s solo flick. Here’s Manta’s second. Jim Aparo pencils and a Nick Cardy cover.

Detective Comics #656 (1993) Cannot figure out which comic came first after Bane’s first appearance. Either this one or Batman #489. The Detective comic; Sam Kieth cover, Chuck Dixon writes, and Tom Mandrake pencils.

Batman #489 (1993) Jim Aparo pencils and Doug Moench writes.

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest InvestComics Hot Picks.

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 6/24/15

 

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Korvac Saga #1 – Read the InvestComics Hot Picks #377 article to see why Korvac could become a part of Marvel’s cinematic Phase 4. Pure speculation, but a great Avengers story line here nonetheless.

Planet Hulk #2 – The old Planet Hulk story from a few years ago was awesome. This time around, it’s all kinds of awesome again. For many years now, we have been informing speculator about the Planet Hulk lure and the potential of it appearing on the big screen. With the rumors swirling constantly, now is a good time to get those back issue Planet Hulk books. The window is closing.

G.I. Joe #215 – A hot book for a hot minute. Yes Snake Eyes is dead and the funeral appears in this issue, but it looks like a new Snake Eyes will be on HER way next issue. That was fast! Don’t sit on these Death of Snake Eyes comics too long, you will get stuck with them.

Venture #1 from Action Lab Entertainment is a winner. Writer Jay Faerber and artist Jamal Igle have another hit on their hands. The regular and its variants are sold out.

Superman #41 – Written by new series writer Gene Luen Yang. Let’s see what Gene brings to the table.

 

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Giant Size Defenders #3 (1975) – First appearance of Korvac.

Avengers #167 (1978) – The original Korvac Saga.

What If? #32 (1982) – A What if Korvac story.

Devil Dinosaur #1 (1978) – First appearance of Devil Dinosaur. Jack Kirby writes, pencils, does the cover art, and is the editor.

Howard The Duck #4 – Spider-Gwen variant from Jason Latour.

X-Men 92 #1 –  A Ryan Stegman X-Gwen variant cover.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #377

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So what exactly will Marvel’s cinematic Phase 4 look like? Here are a couple of potential plot lines, one of which was mentioned here on InvestComics quite a while ago. And the way the rumors are swirling and the movies are possibly lining up, it’s probably coming to fruition. But we’ll get to that potential in a little bit because we want to get to our newer speculation on Phase 4 or maybe part of the next Avengers phase first.

The speculation has to to be met with a huge entity to battle on the screen. The Avengers cannot battle Juggernaut because that wouldn’t make for a compelling movie. The fight would last one scene. And Fox owns the rights, but that’s another story for another day. Galactus? Oh wait, another story, another day. How about Korvac? Yes. Korvac caused a lot of problems back in the late 70’s in the Avengers title. So much so that the Guardians of the Galaxy (not the present team) showed up in an Avengers title to help out. Avengers #167 was the first time the Guardians of the Galaxy (not the present team) appeared in an Avengers book, as did Korvac. So what ties does Korvac have to the Marvel films? How about the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Cosmic universe, and Captain America. Yes there are plenty of villains that have ties like this, but none are of a big enough entity (Thanos, Doomsday, Darkseid, Galactus) to warrant a movie based around it that includes so many ties to so many things going on now within the Marvel cinematic universe. With the release of Korvac Saga #1 coming this Wednesday, why not get on top of some of the older Korvac books instead of thinking about that silly $20 variant? Giant Size Defenders #3 (1975) is the first appearance of Korvac. Avengers #167 (1978) is the beginning of the original Korvac saga and the first first time the Guardians team joins the Avengers in their title. Art and cover by George Perez. Another great Korvac book, What If? #32 (1982). A story that asks the question “What if the Avengers Had Become Pawns of Korvac?” A superstar lineup of inkers on this comic. All of these comics are at affordable rates. Maybe we’ll see Korvac in Phase 4. If you don’t, you have some great storytelling comics in your hands, so it’s a win-win.

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Back in 2006 the Planet Hulk story line made for some great reading. Writer Greg Pak was the creator of Hulk’s new universe. Greg Pak is to the Hulk what Jim Starlin was to Captain Marvel and the cosmic universe. Creating an entirely new platform to which a character really expands their realm of story telling outside of the normal Marvel universe. Regular readers already know that InvestComics brought up a Planet Hulk movie years ago before anyone even fathomed the thought. This place has a knack of having a hand on the pulse and predicting things like this. Although still a rumor for the most part, no official announcement as of yet, but Planet Hulk might be one of the next phases in the Marvel cinematic universe. So you still have time to grab those Planet Hulk back issues as InvestComics has recommended for years now.

Which brings us to this coming Wednesday. The Planet Hulk story is a big one once again. Get these comics not only for the obvious movie tie in possibility, but for the kick as* story. Planet Hulk #2 will bring back Devil Dinosaur again too. Marvel knew a popular movie with big dinosaurs was going to hit around this time; Jurassic World = making dinosaur’s cool again. So they timed it perfectly to get their red T-Rex character front and center. Back in 2010, InvestComics spoke about Devil Dinosaur’s first appearance in Devil Dinosaur #1 (1978) for the simple fact of who created the character and who puts it down in the comic. Jack Kirby writes, pencils, does the cover art, and is the editor. Talk about different hats, the legend was all over this book. The comic is still very affordable due to its lack of interest, but why wouldn’t a collector be interested here? A cool looking red dinosaur created by Kirby, first appearance in a self titled Bronze Age comic, and with Jack ‘King’ Kirby all over the first issue. Granted it’s a silly red dinosaur, but who cares? Comics are meant to be fun, not so serious all the time. Graded copies in the low 9’s are very low in pricing, while the raw copies are extremely low. With the success of Jurassic World, could you imagine if Marvel Studios ever tried their hand on a dinosaur type movie? And Devil Dinosaur (with Moon Boy!) being the main character? Yes, Moon Boy also first appeared in Devil Dinosaur #1 in case you’re wondering. Bottom line here, rather see this than a Howard The Duck movie any day. Yes we said it.

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Speaking of the duck. Did you see that Howard The Duck #4 Spider-Gwen variant from Jason Latour? It’s the already classic(?) Gwen cover, but with Howard in her place. Okay.

Another Gwen variant; X-Men 92 #1. A Ryan Stegman X-Gwen variant cover. As InvestComics has said about these Spider-Gwen variants many times, maybe one of these silly Gwen crossover characters will catch on. Stay on top of it just in case…..

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G.I. Joe #215; the funeral for Snake Eyes. A fantastic story from IDW continues to compel the fanbase and some speculators. These comics will be hot for a little bit, but a year from now many collectors probably won’t care. Many dealers are limiting fans to only one copy per customer this Wednesday. By this time next year they won’t be able to give them away. Get in, get out speculators.

On the DC front this Wednesday; Green Lantern The Lost Army #1 written by Cullen Bunn. Justice League 3001 #1 written by Keith Giffen. Superman #41 written by new series writer Gene Luen Yang. And We Are Robin #1. A new series that begs to be cool. The idea is, will fans think so?

Venture #1 from Action Lab Entertainment is a winner. Writer Jay Faerber and artist Jamal Igle have another hit on their hands. The regular and its variants are sold out.

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And finally, but not least. Evil Dead 2 Beyond Dead By Dawn #1 from Space Goat Productions looks interesting.

The sold out rare Ravenous #1 variant from Creature Entertainment (signed by 4 creators) will be given away this week on the InvestComics Facebook page. We were supposed to do it last week, but real life stuff impeded this from happening. This week instead. Thanks.

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Jay Katz

Second Appearances

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

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

The inaugural edition of InvestComics’ Second Appearances article.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest InvestComics Hot Picks.

From: InvestComics Hot Picks #376

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 6/17/15

Gwenpool variant

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Runaways #1 – Here’s a restart of an original series done by Brian K Vaughn. It was critically acclaimed and successful. Will this series recapture the fire? A great read probably in store for fans and the variant is sold out. 

Tales Of Honor Bred To Kill #1 – A best selling sci-fi military book from David Weber comes to life in comic book form. Sales are looking really good right now, one major comic shop on line had these comics sold out already. The variant is now the only one showing sold out. Still a book to watch for.

Ravenous #2 – The regular cover and covers B and C are sold out. Creature Entertainment is on to something here. Great storytelling and art make this book one to check out. Check out the giveaway on InvestComics Facebook page coming this week; the scarce variant number one issue signed by four of the creators! Stay tuned!

Deadpool Secret Secret Wars #2 – The Spider-Gwen cover craze from Marvel hits a Deadpool this week. It’s Gwenpool on the cover!

Wonder Woman #41 – A new villain is introduced. David and Meredith Finch are killing it right now on this title.

 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #376 (Click the link to read now!) Click the Red links below to buy/bid now if your comic shop is not able to hook you up!

Black Canary #1 

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Harley Quinn and Power Girl #1 – Variant sold out.

Justice League of America #1 – New series from Bryan Hitch.

Prez #1

Doctor Fate #1

Doomed #1

Martian Manhunter #1

Squadron Sinister #1 – First appeared in Avengers #69 (1969) (Last page). First full appearance in Avengers #70 (1969).

Thors #1

Old Man Logan #2

Magneto #19

Armor Wars #2

Empire of the Dead #3

Astronauts in Trouble #1

Empty Zone #1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Casey & April #1

Fiction #1

Plants vs Zombies Bully For You #1

 

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‬Diamond Top Products May 2015

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(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 12, 2015) — The multiverse faces collapse and worlds collide in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of May 2015 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was May’s top publisher with a 40.17% dollar share and a 41.11% unit share. DC Entertainment was the month’s number two publisher with a 25.43% dollar share and a 26.04% unit share. May’s number three publisher was Image Comics with a 8.89% dollar share and a 10.28% unit share. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 5.06% dollar share and a 3.82% unit share. BOOM! Studios placed fifth for the month with a 3.96% dollar share and a 7.16% unit share, and Dark Horse Comics was sixth with a 3.83% dollar share and a 3.43% unit share.

In May, Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, including Secret Wars #2 at #3, Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli’s Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1 at #5, and G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett’s A-Force #1 at #6. DC Comics had two titles in the top ten, led by Jeff King and Andy Kubert’s Convergence #5 at #9. Also in May’s top ten was BOOM! Studios’ John Omohundro and Eryk Donovan’s Bravest Warriors: Tales from the Holo John #1 at #2.

Batman faces new threats from the Riddler and Killer Croc in Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s original graphic novel, Batman: Earth One Volume 2 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling graphic novel of May. Marvel Comics had three titles among the top ten, including Night Nurse at #2 and Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s Civil War at #5. Image Comics had four titles, including Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch, and Stjepan Sejic’s Rat Queens Volume 2 at #3; Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s Southern Bastards Volume 2 at #4, and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga Volume 4 at #6.

Drawing on the in-game materials from the best-selling video games, Dark Horse Comics’ Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2 was May’s best-selling book. In total, Dark Horse had three titles among the top ten, including the perennial favorite Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia at #4 and The World of The Witcher at #5.

Kotobukiya’s Marvel Now: Deadpool ArtFX+ Statue was May’s best-selling toy product and one of the manufacturer’s two products in the top ten. DC Collectibles had seven products in the top ten, led by the DC Comics: The New 52: Harley Quinn Action Figure at #3.

The Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble Booster Brick from WizKids/NECA was May’s best-selling game product.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

 

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

40.17%

41.11%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

25.43%

26.04%

IMAGE COMICS

8.89%

10.28%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.06%

3.82%

BOOM! STUDIOS

3.96%

7.16%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.83%

3.43%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.22%

1.82%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

1.16%

0.27%

VIZ MEDIA

1.01%

0.33%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

0.85%

0.92%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.43%

4.81%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

 

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

71

35

0

106

DC ENTERTAINMENT

74

25

0

99

IMAGE COMICS

58

10

0

68

IDW PUBLISHING

42

21

0

63

DARK HORSE COMICS

33

17

0

50

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

28

6

0

34

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

26

2

0

28

EAGLEMOSS

0

0

27

27

VIZ MEDIA

0

19

0

19

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

11

2

0

13

OTHER NON-TOP 10

93

91

17

201

 

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

MAY 2015 VS. APRIL 2014

COMICS

-10.58%

-9.60%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-21.11%

-19.41%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-13.81%

-10.38%

MAY 2015 VS. MAY 2014

COMICS

19.94%

19.53%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-0.29%

9.90%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

13.49%

18.78%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014

COMICS

16.48%

16.90%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

3.41%

-1.13%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

12.31%

15.35%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SECRET WARS #1

$4.99

FEB150650-M MAR

2

BRAVEST WARRIORS: TALES OF HOLO JOHN #1

$4.99

MAR151109-M BOO

3

SECRET WARS #2

$4.99

MAR150618-M MAR

4

STAR WARS #5

$3.99

MAR150683-M MAR

5

DEADPOOL’S SECRET SECRET WARS #1

$4.99

MAR150644-M MAR

6

A-FORCE #1

$3.99

MAR150665-M MAR

7

OLD MAN LOGAN #1

$4.99

MAR150656-M MAR

8

DARTH VADER #5

$3.99

MAR150688-M MAR

9

CONVERGENCE #5 [*]

$3.99

MAR150155-M DC

10

CONVERGENCE #6 [*]

$3.99

MAR150159-M DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN: EARTH-ONE VOLUME 2 HC

$24.99

JAN150232 DC

2

NIGHT NURSE

$7.99

MAR150754 MAR

3

RAT QUEENS VOLUME 2: THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N’RYGOTH TP (MR)

$14.99

SEP140647 IMA

4

SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOLUME 2: GRIDIRON TP (MR)

$9.99

FEB150542 IMA

5

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

JAN072436 MAR

6

SAGA VOLUME 4 TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT140644 IMA

7

LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST GN

$19.99

MAR151495 VIZ

8

DEADPOOL VOLUME 8: ALL GOOD THINGS TP

$24.99

MAR150804 MAR

9

THE VALIANT TP

$9.99

MAR151614 VAL

10

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491 IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DRAGON AGE: THE WORLD OF THEDAS VOLUME 2 HC

$39.99

DEC140101 DAR

2

ATTACK ON TITAN: BEFORE THE FALL: KYKLO NOVEL

$14.95

MAR151665 RAN

3

ESSENTIAL EVANGELION CHRONICLE: SIDE A SC

$39.99

JAN151635 UDO

4

LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC

$34.99

SEP120055 DAR

5

THE WORLD OF THE WITCHER HC

$39.99

OCT140122 DAR

6

MARVEL: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON POP-UP BOOK HC

$14.99

MAR151735 HAC

7

THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: A HANDBOOK FOR GIRL GEEKS HC

$15.95

MAR151759 RAN

8

TH ECOMPLETE GUIDE TO SELF PUBLISHING COMICS SC

$24.99

MAR151750 RAN

9

WOMEN OF WONDER: CELEBRATING WOMEN CREATORS OF FANTASTIC ART

$24.95

MAR151727 PUB

10

BRAVEST WARRIORS: THINGS TO DOODLE & DO SC

$12.99

MAR151492 VIZ

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL NOW: DEADPOOL ARTFX+ STATUE SEP142328 KOT

2

THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER MAF EX FIGURE APR148224 MED

3

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: HARLEY QUINN ACTION FIGURE DEC140434 DC

4

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE SEP140356 DC

5

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT: HARLEY QUINN ACTION FIGURE SEP140357 DC

6

MARVEL: WOLVERINE DANGER ROOM SESSIONS STATUE AUG142465 KOT

7

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: MERA STATUE NOV140352 DC

8

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT: SCARECROW ACTION FIGURE SEP140358 DC

9

THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE OCT140413 DC

10

DC COMICS: SUPERMAN & BATMAN BOOKENDS NOV140347 DC

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE BOOSTER BRICK MAR152655 NEC

2

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: DRAGONS OF TARKIR BOOSTER PACKS JAN158366 WIZ

3

YU-GI-OH! HEROCLIX SERIES THREE SEP142619 NEC

4

HARLEY QUINN PUZZLE MAR152470 NMR

5

THE WALKING DEAD: PRISON BOARD GAME JUN142630 MEG

6

STAR WARS ARMADA: VICTORY CLASS STAR DESTROYER EXPANSION JAN152641 FAN

7

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: DRAGONS OF TARKIR FAT PACK JAN158368 WIZ

8

STAR WARS ARMADA: ASSAULT FRIGATE MARK II EXPANSION JAN152634 FAN

9

MINECRAFT: OFFICIAL MOJANG COMBAT HANDBOOK HC FEB142547 SCH

10

MINECRAFT: OFFICIAL MOJANG CONSTRUCTION HANDBOOK HC FEB142548 SCH

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 6/17/15

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We’re back from Special Edition New York Con 2015. What a fantastic show. Be sure to check out all of the InvestComics’ social media to see lots of images from the event.

There is no shortage of comics to choose from this week. There are plenty to read and speculate on this week. Let’s dive right in shall we?

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The creative team of Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu will be on Black Canary #1. Writer Brenden Fletcher has turned things around for the Batgirl title and looks to make some noise with this title. A great read coming here.

Look for a quick sell out as Amanda Conner leads the way with Harley Quinn and Power Girl #1. Always a great book with all the girls; Amanda, Harley, and Power Girl.

Justice League of America #1 features superstar creator Bryan Hitch as writer/artist. A fantastic way to kick things off. Having over 9 variant covers is not. The over saturated variant cover market is taking a huge hit these days. There are too many variant copies with no takers. Too many times dealers are either left with them or the “want to be speculator” is left with them. There is an art to collecting the variant market. Not every single variant will produce an aftermarket buzz. Be vigilant in knowing the difference in a variant comic and a hot aftermarket variant cover. About 4 or so months ago, an $800 Spider-Gwen variant existed. That same 9.8 sold for $575 yesterday. All the other 9.8’s within the $550-$700 range last sold in either March or April. The same with all the Star Wars variants. Those were a hot ticket when it hit. The thing InvestComics pointed out with that comic was this; if the guts (inside) of the comic brings nothing relative to the market, be it an introduction, a new villain, a new plot twist, or anything pertaining to the possibility that it will appear in the new film, then you are dead. Too many copies having the exact same guts brings nothing to the speculative table except for those nice covers. Covers don’t sell books. At first they may, eventually there will have to be substance. Although a fantastic story is told in Star Wars #1, all 100+ variants are the same story. This is only one of the few factors in buying variant comics. And as for the Spider-Gwen, the market is correcting itself. While the inside offers the first appearance, the market is a bit out of its league right now. Don’t get caught up in the hyperbole. So let’s circle all the way back around, if Justice League of America #1 has something to offer on the inside of all of those pretty covers, then you’re on to something. If it’s just great storytelling from Bryan Hitch with no significant introduction or otherwise, you have yourself a nice variant for $50 that will be worth $10 in six months time. Be aware of what you are buying.

A new 12 issue series from DC; Prez #1 will be on the shelf this Wednesday. Last we checked, Prez #1 (1973) was a he not a she. Every new comic these days seems to be an introduction of a new female character or what was once a HE is now a SHE to some degree. Thor, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Iron Man, Nova, etc….

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Writer Paul Levitz brings Doctor Fate #1 to life. Always a great read with Paul at the helm.

Finishing out the DC number one issues; Doomed #1 and Martian Manhunter #1

A speculative book to watch for this Wednesday will be Wonder Woman #41. A new villain is introduced. Must check this one out. The Brian Bolland variant (cover B) is quite awesome. Here is a perfect example of what was spoken about earlier regarding variants. The guts of this comic has something to offer. Although the variant is a cover B cover price, if it was a $15 variant, it may be worth the pick up. Something more to offer than a pretty cover. The print run is a huge factor in the variant market as well. Like I said, there are a few mitigating factors that go into purchasing a variant comic.

Marvel’s Deadpool Secret Secret Wars #2 will be part of the Spider-Gwen craze. How about Gwenpool? Spider-Gwen as Deadpool sounds like a match made in aftermarket heaven doesn’t it? Let’s see if Gwenpool ever gains traction, if she does, she first appears right on the cover as part of the Gwen cover variants all over Marvel’s books right now. Only one of these available on Ebay right now.

Squadron Sinister #1 looks like a great book. Probably looking at a second print here soon. Check out the first appearance “cameo” of Squadron Sinister in Avengers #69 (1969) (Last page). First full appearance in Avengers #70 (1969).

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Marvel’s Runaways comic back in 2003 was a hot ticket at one time. Runaways will get their restart button pushed with Runaways #1 this Wednesday. First appearing in Runaways #1 (2003) with writer Brian K Vaughan. Many first appearances throughout all of the Runaway titles. The variant this Wednesday is sold out.

A real cool book with lots of different Thor characters. What’s not to love? Thors #1 will be a great read and as always with these new titles and relaunches, look out for the sneaky hot intro.

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The Spider-Gwen craze continues with the Gwenverine variant (Cover B) on Old Man Logan #2. No really, we’re not making this up.

Magneto #19, here’s comes the Sugar Man! This whacked out villain; Sugar Man, first appeared in Generation Next #2 (1995). Starting bid on this comic right now? One penny!

Armor Wars #2, who is Iron Hand?

Empire of the Dead T.V. Show is coming, here’s the last of the series; Empire of the Dead #3.

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Ravenous #2 from Creature Entertainment sold out is sold out across the board. Regular and variants. How about a contest for the rare number one variant signed by the entire team? Check out the image in this article. That beauty could be yours! Look for the contest on the InvestComics Facebook page coming up very soon.

Astronauts in Trouble #1 from Image Comics and artist Charlie Adlard. The original Astronauts book; Astronauts in Trouble Cool Ed’s appeared in 1999. This also from Charlie Adlard.

Tales Of Honor Bred To Kill #1 from Image Comics is completely sold out.

Other comics to definitely check out this week; Empty Zone #1 from Image Comics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Casey & April #1 from IDW, Fiction #1 from Boom Studios and Plants vs Zombies Bully For You #1. A Dark Horse anti-bully comic. A couple of stories from Dustin Nguyen, help support the cause.

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Doctor Strange Checklist

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The new Dr. Strange movie will be hitting in July of 2016. That’s not too far off believe it or not. Dr. Strange will be all kinds of awesome when it hits. A new era of Marvel Studios magic will be spectacularly accepted by moviegoers. It’s going to be the first movie in which Marvel can display its CGI full tilt. Not saying they didn’t use CGI a lot in their other films, but we’re talking the mystics here! Yes Awesomeness will ensue, be prepared.

Dr. Strange will be a huge hit. Some of his key back issues have already exploded and we’re here to make sure you’re on point to join the frenzy.

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Strange Tales #110 (1963) The first appearance of Stephen Strange (Doctor Strange). Written by Stan Lee and art by Steve Ditko. Buy this comic, own it. A Jack Kirby cover, but does not feature the Doctor on the cover. Also the first appearance of Wong, and Ancient One.

Strange Tales #115 (1963) Origin issue and first appearance of Eye of Agamotto. Also the second appearance of Sandman.

Fantastic Four #27 (1964) The first cover Dr. Strange appears on. Jack ‘King’ Kirby art and cover.

Strange Tales #122 (1964) Doctor Strange finally appears in full garb on the cover of Strange Tales. Jack ‘King’ Kirby and Steve Ditko cover.

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Strange Tales #123 (1964) The first appearance with Thor and Loki.

Journey Into Mystery with Thor #108 (1964) First appearance with Wasp, Hank Pym, Iron Man, and Jane Foster. Also the first appearance of Beetle.

Strange Tales #126 (1964) InvestComics recommended this comic a few years ago; the first appearance of Dormammu. We were ahead of the curve (as we usually are) in the sense we were foreshadowing to buy this book if a Doctor Strange movie ever gets made. Dormammu will probably be the nemesis in the Strange film. Also the first appearance of Clea which is also a good speculative thought to appear in the film.

The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964) The first appearance with Spider-Man. Also with the Fantastic Four and a host of others. All art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Sinister Six.

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Fantastic Four Annual #3 (1965) Here is the first appearance with the Avengers team. Jack ‘King’ Kirby art and cover.

Strange Tales #138 (1965) First appearance of Eternity. Another character to possibly appear in the film.

Strange Tales #148 (1966) Another first appearance to keep an eye out on. First Kaluu.

Strange Tales #150 (1966) Yet another one to watch for. The first appearance of Umar; Dormammu’s sister. The first time Doctor Strange’s name appears on the top title. Plus this comic happens to be the first John Buscema Marvel work. The very next issue happens to be Jim Steranko’s first Marvel work too.

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Strange Tales #157 (1967) First appearance of Living Tribunal. First Herb Trimpe Marvel work.

Uncanny X-Men #33 (1967) The first time appearing in an X-Men comic.

Doctor Strange #169 (1968) Although still numbered as a Strange Tales book, this is the first solo titled Doctor Strange book. Retold Origin issue. A must have. Also the first appearance of Charles Benton.

Doctor Strange #175 (1968) First appearance of Asmodeus, a.k.a. Charles Benton.

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Avengers #60 (1969) First appearance in an Avengers comic.

Marvel Feature The Defenders #1 (1971) First appearance of the Defenders and he’s a team member. Great book considering the upcoming Netflix deal in a few years.

Iron Man #56 (1973) First appearance in an Iron Man comic. Art by Jim Starlin.

The Incredible Hulk #172 (1974) First Hulk book appearance.

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Dr. Strange #1 (1974) The very first time Dr. Strange has his own titled comic that is not connected to Strange Tales or Marvel Premiere. Steve Englehart writes, Frank Brunner art and cover art.

Captain America #179 (1974) First appearance in a Captain America book.

Thor #233 (1975) First appearance in a Thor comic.

Doctor Strange #38 (1979) First appearance of Sara Wolfe and Brother.

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Rom #5 (1980) An appearance in a Rom Comic. Sweet.

Doctor Strange #45 (1981) A later origin issue by Chris Claremont and Gene Colan. Cover by Dave Cockrum. A fantastic affordable book to try and get.

Micronauts #31 (1981) An appearance in a Micronauts comic. This is cool too. Cover by Frank Miller to sweeten the pot, but he only gives us Dr. Strange’s arm.

The Saga of Crystar Crystal Warrior #3 (1983) More odd appearance’s in obscure titles. A Crystar comic here with a very awesome Michael Golden cover.

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Moon Knight #36 (1984) Dr. Strange makes his first Moon Knight appearance. Great Michael Kaluta cover.

The Incredible Hulk #299 (1984) Just an awesome Strange/Hulk cover by Frank Cirocco.

Longshot #5 (1986) An appearance by artist Art Adams.

Strange Tales #1 (1987) A new number one from where it all started for the Doctor. Featuring Cloak & Dagger.

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Marvel Fanfare #41 (1988) Legends Dave Gibbons; art and writer Walt Simonson team up for a Dr. Strange story. Dave Gibbons Dr, Strange cover too. All around awesome comic.

Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1 (1988) Marvel pushes the reset button with a new number one issue. A lot of Marvel Universe characters appear in this comic.

Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #15 (1990) This comic cover caused a bit of a dust up. Well, in the court of law that is. Singer Amy Grant sued Marvel over the likeness of her face being used for the cover. They settled out of court with Marvel never admitting to any wrong doing.

Spider-Man Classics #1 (1993) A reprint of Dr. Strange’s origin.

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Deadpool #28 (1998) First appearance in a Deadpool comic.

Black Panther #35 (2001) First appearance in a Black Panther comic.

The New Avengers #7 (2007) The Illuminati is formed. This might be a very important book if the Planet Hulk movie idea (InvestComics called years ago) ever comes to fruition.

Doctor Strange: The Oath (2006) A five issue mini-series from writer Brian K. Vaughan.

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Creator Spotlight – Rob Liefeld

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As all of the Creator Spotlights on InvestComics, each and every one of the creators have their own uniqueness. Rob Liefeld stormed into the industry back in 1987 and took the industry by the proverbial ears, starred into its eyes and said “I’m taking over.” So he he did.

He was one of the busiest creators in the industry at one time. The man was churning out comics at a ridiculous rate. That was good for the fans because they couldn’t seem to get enough.

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Megaton #5 (1983) First published work. And mega cheap.

Megaton Comics Explosion (no number) (1987) This freebie features the first appearance of Youngblood.

Boris The Bear #1 (1987) Rob’s first published work for a major publisher. Dark Horse Comics. A pinup page from Rob.

Who’s Who in the Legion of Super Heroes #1 (1988) DC Comics claims Rob Liefeld. His first work for the big two. Rob does a backup story.

Tales of The Teen Titans #89 (1988) First cover art. Collaboration with George Perez.

Secret Origins #28 (1988) Pencils a story here that includes his first Batman, Green Lantern, Deadshot, and a host of others.

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Ex-Mutants: The Shattered Earth Chronicles #4 (1988) The first solo Liefeld cover with inks from another relatively new gun; inker Jimmy Palmiotti.

Hawk and Dove #1 (1988) It only takes Rob one year to get a solo DC comic under his belt. This series was a hot one back in the day too. Pencils and cover art.

X-Factor #40 (1989) Here is Rob’s first Marvel comics work. Art and cover collaboration with Al Milgrom. Boy are things going to change for him now………

Marvel Comics Presents #19 (1989) During the same month, Rob did a collaboration cover with Phillip Craig Russell.

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Uncanny X-Men #245 (1989) Could you imagine your second story pencil gig at Marvel is with their flagship team? Pencils and solo cover here. Rob is taking over…..

Wolverine #8 (1989) Supplies a pin-up on the back cover.

What If #7 (1989) Classic cover with Scott Williams. Interior art as well here.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23 (1989) From one flagship to another. Here’s Rob’s first Spidey. John Byrne cover too.

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New Mutants Annual #5 (1989) Busy year so far for Rob. His first stab on the New Mutants. Cover art only.

New Mutants #85 (1990) Cover art with Todd McFarlane. Eventually these two along with a few others will get sick of Marvel and everyone else and start their own company. Thus changing the course of comic industry history forever.

X-Factor #50 (1990) More Liefeld/McFarlane Cover art team-up.

New Mutants #86 (1990) First interior art by Liefeld on this title. McFarlane/Liefeld cover once again. A Cable cameo.

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New Mutants #87 (1990) The first appearance of Cable. Pencils by Liefeld, cover art with McFarlane. A classic cover that still gets paid respect in today’s cover art.

Marc Spector, Moon Knight #19 (1990) A solo Rob Liefeld Moon Knight cover with Spider-Man and the Punisher.

New Mutants #98 (1991) Well here it is. The Holy Grail. Only fours years into his professional career, Rob hits on a character that will forever change his career and the Marvel character landscape. The cover alone has been paid respect to so many times throughout the years. Rob Liefeld introduced the world to Deadpool and Marvel had a character for the ages. Not much can be said about this comic and character that hasn’t been said already, but Rob is officially a superstar now.

X-Force #1 (1991) This comic was ridiculously hot back in the early 90’s. Too many copies released prevented it from gaining any substantial aftermarket heat. Rob pencils/inks and cover art. Many collectors these days go after the bagged issue with the Deadpool trading card. Claiming it’s an early appearance of Deadpool. It’s a card. Seriously, it’s a card, not a comic appearance.

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X-Force #2 (1991) Deadpool appears here, in this comic. This is his official second appearance in a comic book that doesn’t involve a card.

Malibu Sun #10 (1992) Here is the first appearance of Rob’s creator owned Youngblood team in Image Comics. Not an easy find.

Supreme #1 (1992) Here is Image Comics’ version of Superman. Never quite panned out. Rob is co-writer and the inker on this book.

Phantom Force #1 (1993) Cover collaboration with Jack ‘King’ Kirby.

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Troll #1 (1993) What a great looking whacked out character. Written by Rob.

Victory #1 (1994) Topps Comics. Cover artist; Rob. Writer Kurt Busiek, pencils Keith Giffen.

Battlestar Galactica #1 (1995) Rob Liefeld writes and does the cover art.

Avengers #1 (1996) Marvel tries to bring the New Mutants/X-Factor magic to their Avengers title. Rob co-writes, co-pencils and collaborates on the cover art.

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Captain America #1 (1996) The same month Rob does the Avengers book, he’s on the Captain America comic too. Rob co-writes with Jeph Loeb and Chuck Dixon. He pencils the issue, he co-edits, and collaborates on the cover. This is a busy man here. Turns out the Cap and Avengers books will be short lived stints.

Spider-Man Badrock #1 (1997) Liefeld pencils and cover art. Dan Jurgens writes.

Menace #1 (1998) Did you know that Jada Pinkett Smith wrote a comic book? In fact, she wrote two. This one has a variant cover done by Rob. Only one available on Ebay as you read this.

Superman #165 (2001) A pinup page of Superman and Aquaman done by Rob.

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Cable and Deadpool #1 (2004) With Deadpool making his way to theaters and Cable possibly coming on board in the New Mutants movie, this is a nice team-up book with cover art from Liefeld. Rob had a hand in creating both of these characters.

Teen Titans #27 (2005) Nice to finally get something other than an Image/X book. Here Liefeld does the artwork, inks and cover art. Gail Simone writes.

Deadpool #1 (2008) Variant cover art.

Spawn #196 (2010) Collaborates with Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo; interior art.

The Infinite #1 (2011) Robert Kirkman writes, Liefeld interior art/inks and a collaborative Todd McFarlane cover.

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest InvestComics Hot Picks.

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Starfire #1 – Look for this comic to sell out. Quickly. The Starfire character will be a hot ticket.

Death Sentence #1 – A possible sleeper here. Look for this comic on Wednesday.

Batman #41 – Does anyone care this is the first appearance of the new Batman? We’ll find out on Wednesday.

Harley Quinn #17 – New Harley Quinn characters are introduced. Collectors should be on top of this one.

Mrs Deadpool and The Howling Commandos #1 – Another female character cracking into the Marvel fray. This time it’s Shikalh.

 

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 6/10/15

We’re at the New York Comic Special Edition this weekend, so here’s an abbreviated version of this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks.Images will be posted to the InvestComics social media outlets, be sure to check out our media pages to see some great pictures coming out of the NYCSE 2015.

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Batman Superman #21 – An awesome Jock variant cover.

Batman #41 – The all new Batman.

Harley Quinn #17 – New Harley Quinn characters are introduced as the part of the group named Gang of Harley’s.

Section 8 #1 The team Six-Pack are back. They first appeared in Hitman #9 (1996)

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Starfire #1 – This will be a big series. Starfire’s first appearance was in DC Comics Presents #26. That book is a must have. The Emanuela Lupacchino variant is sold out.

1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1 – A new 1602 series featuring Angela. Variant Gwengela cover is cute, but why all of the Gwen variants again? Must have missed that memo.

Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1 – Lots of variants to choose from here. Will any of this be structured for her movie? Maybe. Maybe not.

Mrs Deadpool and The Howling Commandos #1 – A comic based on Shikalh. Her first appearance is in Deadpool #27 (2014). Many variant covers to choose from here.

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Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1

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Weirdworld #1 – Introducing the sword/sorcery/barbarian lure back to Marvel. A series based on the character Arkon. This comic comes out t his Wednesday with 8 variants at last count. If the demand for this comic meets a frenzy, look for Avengers #75 (1970) for the first appearance of Arkon to heat up. Maybe get it before it heats up? Your call.

It Will All Hunt #1 – A sold out sci-fi story from Alternative Comics

Titan #1 – Another sold out Alternative Comic.

Metallic Silence #1 & #2 from Amigo Comics; both sold out.

The Disciples #1 – Black Mask Comics. Written by Steve Niles.

21st Century Tank Girl #1 – A new Tank Girl comic from Titan Comics.

Death Sentence #1 – From Titan Comics. Probably a sleeper here. Definitely check this book out.

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Constantine The Hellblazer #1 – A new series.

New Suicide Squad #9 – Jim Lee Joker variant.

Long Distance #1 – An IDW love story comic.

Starve #1 – This is an interesting Image Comic written by Brian Wood.

Silver Surfer #12 – An all new Norrin Radd

Long Distance #1

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New Suicide Squad #9

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Silver Surfer #12

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Starve #1

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Jay Katz

 

 

Deadpool Checklist

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One of the biggest characters to hit the scene in the 90’s was Deadpool; The Merc with the Mouth. He’s built a cult and fandom following. So much so that comic fans and non comic fans will see Ryan Reynolds next year as Deadpool on the big screen. From the leaked clips and the legit images coming out, it’s going to be a blast.

Here are a few comics to check out as you await the arrival of the movie. Have fun and if you want to add to the list, don’t be shy, comment below!

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Deadpool Checklist

New Mutants #98 (1991) First appearance of Deadpool. Rob Liefeld writes, pencils and cover art. Also the first appearance of Copycat.

X-Force #2 (1991) The very sought after second appearance and the first appearance of Garrison Kane.

X-Force #4 (1991) How about the sideways comic as the third appearance? Like that too?

Nomad #4 (1992) This being his seventh appearance. In a Nomad comic? Yep! His first outside of a mutant title too.

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X-Force #15 (1992) A Greg Capullo Deadpool cover? Yes, right here. (Collaboration)

Deadpool: The Circle Chase (1993) Deadpool’s first solo comic. Joe Mad pencils and cover art. Fabian Nicieza writes.

Avengers #366 (1993) An early and random Deadpool appearance in an Avengers title. A backup story.

X-Force #22 (1993) Deadpool appearance and the first appearance of Sluggo.

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Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #23 (1994) Another random appearance. This time in a Silver Sable book. He even appears on the cover.

The Secret Defenders #15 (1994) Deadpool stars in this three issue arc. Makes all three covers too.

Deadpool #1 (1994) The second mini-series for Deadpool. Mark Waid writes.

Wolverine #88 (1994) Deadpool appears in a Wolverine comic for the first time. Larry Hama writes, Adam Kubert pencils and cover art.

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Deadpool #1 (1997) This number one comic is the beginning of a regular series and not a limited series. First appearance of Patch, Blind Al and Steele Fitzpatrick (C.F.). Art and cover by Ed McGuinness. Words by Joe Kelly.

Daredevil/Deadpool 97 #1 (1997) The first Daredevil/Deadpool team-up.

Deadpool #14 (1998) First appearance of Ajax. To appear in the movie.

Black Panther #22 (2000) Here’s a random appearance in a Black Panther comic. A scarce book.

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Cable & Deadpool #1 (2004) Two of the most fierce characters in the 90’s team-up for a regular ongoing series. Liefeld cover naturally.

Superman Batman Annual #1 (2006) This comic already made its rounds all over the place years ago, but here it is folks. Deadpool meets Deathstroke in a DC Comic!

Deadpool #1 (2008) Reset button hit.

Ms. Marvel #40 (2009) Random appearance in a Ms. Marvel book. Makes the cover too.

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Amazing Spider-Man #611 (2010) First appearance in a Spidey comic. Awesome Skottie Young cover.

Wolverine #1 (2010) Amazing J. Scott Campbell variant. Extremely scarce retail variant. $2500 or more……

Deadpool #1 (2013) ….And another reset button push. Tony Moore pencils.

Deadpool #34 (2014) This 3D cover was an unexpected surprise and is a hard one to get.

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Jay Katz

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This feature will focus on comics that no one is talking about (anymore?). Sometimes for good reason though. There are some hidden gems among the non-elite here, but that said these are comics that have been long forgotten and simply not thought of anymore. Most of the comics in the article here are comics to be found in long box sales, but so much fun nonetheless. Some are actually a little tough to hunt down, but isn’t that the fun of it too? If interested in any of these comics, most can be found by clicking the red links provided in this article or comic cover, that’s if you don’t feel like hunting or you simply cannot find it. Will any of these comics ever be of monetary value? Probably not, but with the influx of television and movies these days you never know. Here are a few InvestComics oddities to check out. Enjoy and happy hunting/reading!

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SpaceKnights (2000) Although Marvel has no rights to the ROM SpaceKnight character, they did however create the entire universe that surrounds him, they do own that. So here is a five issue limited series focusing on the SpaceKnights and ROM is nowhere to be found on these pages. If he did, they’d get sued, so no ROM. The series essentially introduces the entire SpaceKnights cast throughout, so if you’re in the market for some comic books with loads of first appearances, here they are. Artist Chris Batista at the helm and co-writes with Jim Starlin. Yes THAT Jim Starlin.

The Shroud #1 (1994) A four issue mini-series. Written by the great Mike W. Barr. Shroud looks strikingly like Moon Knight, but who cares? He’s a cool character that deserves more game time.

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Stormbreaker The Saga ofBeta Ray Bill InvestComics

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Felicia Hardy Black Cat #1 (1994) Felicia gets her first solo title. A four issue limited series. Issue #2 introduced a villain named Faze and a friend named Loop. Easy four issue read and you’ll get done with enough time to read the rest of the books on this list.

Daredevil and Batman (1997) Here is a fun one shot crossover comic long forgotten. Great story by Daniel Chichester. Art and cover by Scott McDaniel.

Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill (2005) Here is a great Beta Ray Bill 6 part mini-series brought to us by Daniel Berman/Michael Avon Oeming (writers) and Andrea DiVito (art).

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Jay Katz