Comic Broker Report – September 2014

Everyone likes a quickie.  Enjoy!

Venom Lethal Protector 1 ( Gold, Newsstand, Black Cover Error )

First Appearance of Ann  Weying

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These days many people have been infected with Venom.  Marvel has actually done a pretty good job in this area.  Mania may be my favorite but Ann Weying is right behind her!

Her best cover by far!

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Dark Horse Insider 6

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Sam Rami made a bit of a splash at this years SDCC by announcing a possible TV show for his Evil Dead property!  First appearance of Ash and the famous book bound in skin is in this hard to find preview series.

Earth x  0 ( First Female Thor )

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Despite being set in a different time and alternate Universe this is the first appearance of a female Thor.  If you can find a depiction of a woman wielding the power of Thor prior to this book please let me know!  So why is a female Thor important?  Well it looks like Marvel is changing some things including the sex of one one of its most popular heroes.  Bad idea?  Time will tell but until then there is sure to be a lot op speculation on who will hold the hammer.

Tales of Suspense 59 ( First appearance of Jarvis )

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The upcoming Agent  Carter show will feature a familiar face, the original Jarvis.  With all the hype J.A.R.V.I.S. is getting surrounding Avengers 2 it sure is nice to hear that one of the Avengers most beloved characters will be showing up on the small screen.

Sensation Comics 1: First Wildcat

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Wildcat may be coming to season 3 of Arrow but your chances of finding his first is pretty much zero.  The cover is pretty cool though so I decided to post it for you all!  That’s if for this month!

 

-Topher

@larfleeze

 

Oh and I really want this SDCC treat!

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SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 6 2014

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 6 2014

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Terry has possibly the best track record on Earth for picking the next hot comic books that go up in value.
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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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 a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many 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 the week BEFORE release date!

NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

215 INK
Enormous #2 (Cover A Mehdi Cheggour), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Enormous #2 (Cover B Christian Dibari), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

ABSTRACT STUDIOS
SIP Kids #1, $4.99 – 433 COPIES

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Life With Archie #36 (Magazine Format)(2nd Printing Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $9.99 – 2,477 COPIES

BOOM! STUDIOS
Big Trouble In Little China #1 (Eric Powell 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 533 COPIES
Steven Universe #1 (Cover A Andrea Fernandez), $3.99 – 2,354 COPIES (COVERS COMBINED)
Steven Universe #1 (Cover B Josceline Fenton), $3.99

COMIXTRIBE
Epic #2, $3.99 – 63 COPIES

DANGER ZONE
Dry Spell #2, $3.99 – 303 COPIES

DARK HORSE COMICS
Usagi Yojimbo Senso #1 (Of 6), $3.99 – 1,245 COPIES

DC COMICS
Grayson #2 (Mikel Janin Regular Cover), $2.99 – 8,045 COPIES

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Captain Victory And The Galactic Rangers #1 (Nathan Fox Regular Cover), $3.99 – 331 COPIES
Jennifer Blood Born Again #1 (Of 5)(Stephen Segovia Regular Cover), $3.99 – 207 COPIES
Terminal Hero #1 (Jae Lee Regular Cover), $2.99 – 390 COPIES

IDW PUBLISHING
Squidder #2 (Cover A Ben Templesmith), $3.99 – 1,426 COPIES
Squidder #2 (Cover SUB Menton J. Matthews III), $3.99 – 371 COPIES
Winterworld #1 (Butch Guice 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 615 COPIES

IMAGE COMICS
Genius #1 (Of 5), $3.99 – 25 COPIES
Hack Slash Son Of Samhain #2, $3.50 – 67 COPIES
Howtoons [Re]Ignition #1, $2.99 – 322 COPIES
Imperial #1 (Of 4), $2.99 – 33 COPIES
Nailbiter #4, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Nightworld #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 106 COPIES
Spread #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – 52 COPIES
Spread #2, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Tech Jacket #2, $2.99 – 5 COPIES

MARVEL COMICS
Figment #3 (Of 5), $3.99 – 411 COPIES
Legendary Star-Lord #2 (Paco Medina Regular Cover), $3.99 – 3,185 COPIES
Rocket Raccoon #2 (Skottie Young Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,780 COPIES
Superior Spider-Man #32 (Giuseppe Camuncoli Regular Cover), $4.99 – 3,336 COPIES & 130 INTERLOCKING

MOVIELAND CLASSICS
Famous Monsters Of Filmland #275 (Jason Edmiston Planet Of The Apes Cover), $9.99 – 36 COPIES

ONI PRESS
Sixth Gun Days Of The Dead #1 (Of 5), $3.99 – 395 COPIES

SHIGABOOKS
Jason Shiga’s Demon #1 (Of 21), $4.95 – 78 COPIES

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Harbinger Omegas #1 (Of 3)(Donovan Santiago #ValiantCraft Cover), $3.99 – 153 COPIES
Harbinger Omegas #1 (Of 3)(Lewis Larosa Regular Cover), $3.99 – 249 COPIES

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Goddess Inc #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Mike S. Miller), $3.99 – 128 COPIES
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Goddess Inc #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $3.99 – 112 COPIES
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Goddess Inc #1 (Of 5)(Cover C Vincenzo Cucca), $3.99 – 65 COPIES
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Goddess Inc #1 (Of 5)(Cover D Franchesco), $3.99 – 213 COPIES
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Masumi #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Harvey Tolibao), $3.99 – 144 COPIES
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Masumi #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Marat Mychaels), $3.99 – 102 COPIES
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Masumi #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Jason Cardy), $3.99 – 121 COPIES
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Masumi #1 (Of 4)(Cover D Pasquale Qualano), $3.99 – 108 COPIES

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Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com

Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

Promoter of Connecticut ComiConn

InvestComics was granted press access to the Connecticut ComiCONN on August 15th-17th 2014. We are excited to attend this creator/star studded show. We caught up with the promoter Mitchell Hallock. Mitchell gave us a few minutes out of his busy schedule and we appreciate it!

Be sure to check out the Connecticut ComiCONN Facebook page right HERE for the latest additions to this already packed show. And go to the website to purchase tickets right HERE.

Jay Katz: The Connecticut ComiCONN this year looks like a big one. We’ll get into who’s going to be there in a minute, but how did you aspire to promote a comic book show?

ConneticutComiConn (2)Mitchell Hallock: It’s actually quite simple — I have loved comics since my Dad gave me my first Batman book when I was 4, that was 43 years ago! I was in love with them from the start. Gathered up about 25,000 over the years and would seek out any con around, but there was the problem. The last good size con in Connecticut was the early 1980s. So when the thought of doing a new and bigger one came around — it began anew. From 1 day hotel shows in 2010, to our new 3 day arena show this August 15-17 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.

(JK): How long has ComiCONN been around?

(MH): May 15, 2010 was the very first show at the North Haven Holiday Inn. So this will be our 5th annual show this year.

(JK): Did you ever dream it would be as large as it is? And what one guest(s) would you love to have at the show that you have yet to land?

(MH): Yes, I actually did see it growing. The proof was during Hurricane Irene in 2011, when more than 1200 fans braved a storm, closed highways, ferry and train and made it to the show. I said imagine if the weather was good….since then it has been and the crowds went from 3,000 to 6,000 for the 1 day event every August at a hotel.
My dream guest would be Harrison Ford – but that would never happen in a million years. The other one closer to reality is Stan Lee… so I better hurry up!

ConneticutComiConn (3)(JK): Speaking of guest! Who are some of your guest of honor?

(MH): This year we have several great guests filling that role – the art legends of George Perez, Neal Adams and a newcomer — David Finch fresh off the DC Comic hit book “Forever Evil”. We will also have greats like Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Klaus Janson, Denny O’Neil, Keith Giffen and others. As we are staying true to the idea of a con about “COMICS”.

(JK): The show is in August, can we expect to see more names added to this list?

(MH): Oh yes, I don’t want to show all my surprises too early. There are more comic greats coming to the show – artists mostly. And I have thrown in a few media guests like the Greatest American Hero, actor, William Katt and from The movies The Crow and Ghostbusters , Ray Park, Nicholas Brendon, SHIELD/HYDRA Agent Jasper Sitwell – or rather the actor who plays him on TV and the marvel movies – Maximiliano Hernandez. As we speak I am talking with a few other big comic actors. So stay tuned.

(JK): Do you encourage cosplayer’s to attend?

ConneticutComiConn (1)(MH): Absolutely! That has always been a HUGE [part of our show – kids and adults love seeing their costumed heroes in the flesh and the cosplayers NEVER disappoint! From 66 Batman to the modern Dark Knight, Poison Ivy to Mr. T, Iron Man to the Fantastic Four I have seen some amazing cosplayers and I cannot wait to see this year’s!

(JK): What is the one takeaway you hope visitors take with them after they leave your show?

(MH): That they had one hell of a great time at a great price — it’s all about value – this is not a “big city” wait in line all day show – or a money grab – it’s about getting together with like-minded friends, creators and fans and all sharing in the love of COMICS! ’nuff said!

Thank you Mitchell. InvestComics will see you there!

Go now to the Connecticut ComiCONN website now to purchase tickets!

ConneticutComiConn (4)

 

 

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY JULY 2014

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY JULY 2014

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

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This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

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 MODERN titles/issues please let me know. Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics 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.

(If you spot an error or a forgotten book/price please let me know)

MARKET REPORT:
#1 ENORMOUS #1 (215 INK 2014) Small indie publisher released new ongoing series which is a followup to the 2 year old Image treasury one-shot from 2012. 2 covers of #1 sold out with very small print run likely under 3,000 copies total and prices up to $20.00 each.

#2 ENORMOUS TREASURY (IMAGE 2012) One-shot oversized treasury comic magazine with retail cover price of $9.99 was selling up to $30.00 each with the release and hype of the new ongoing series.

#3 FIGMENT #1 AND #2 (MARVEL 2014) New Disney tie-in series was vastly underordered by retailers causing sellouts of the first 2 issues which both hit up to $15.00 each and went to 2nd printings immediately.

#4 OUTCAST #1 (IMAGE 2014) New title from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman sold out its hefty print run immediately and within a day of release was up from $2.99 to $15.99 before settling. 2nd printing on the way.

#5 SPREAD #1 (IMAGE 2014) New release in July 2014 sold out with sales up to $8.00 each immediately and a 2nd printing on the way.

#6 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14 (DC 2014) This low print run Superman title was mostly ignored so retailers did not order enough of this Joker cover which sold out instantly hitting up to $20.00 within days of release.

#7 V-WARS #1 (DYNAMITE 2014) Regular cover sales jumped to $10.00 each immediately with news of a new tv series and a 2nd printing was on the way. 2 months after release some copies selling at $20.00 each.

#8 ALPHA FLIGHT #17 (MARVEL 1998) 1st app Big Hero 6. Sales up to $40.00 for this new key issue before the new movie from Disney appears.

#9 BIG HERO 6 (MARVEL 2008) #1-6 Disney plans an upcoming movie based on this series and all back issues are hot and have sales up to $50.00 for #1.

#10 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie. #1 hit new high close to $150 by May 2014 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#11 BRASS SUN #1 (2014) New indie came out in late May and instant sales up to $10 each

#12 LUMBERJANES (BOOM 2014) #1 and #2 both sold out fairly quick and went to 2nd printings causing interest to grow and prices at about $6.00 within a month of release and mini-series now announced to be an ongoing series.

#13 SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #4 #5 #22 #23 #65 #66 (DC 1996) DC female villain Livewire is the hottest back issue series and her first 6 appearances all happened in this smaller print Superman title from the 1990′s aimed at younger readers. All issues are hot with sales of #4 up to $50.00 and #5 up to $125.00 a high sale on #23 so far at $16.00

#14 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #127 was the first truly hot key issue since #108 a year earlier. #127 began a new storyline with new direction and new character and up to $13.00 a copy a week after release with 2nd printing on the the way. #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series. #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). By May 2014 the more recent issues #100-108 had doubled in price with #108 now at $22.00. Demand in spring of 2014 grew strong on speculation for issues #60-70 as the TV series approached those issues.

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 Dead, 106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead, 107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead, 108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead, 109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead, 110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead, 111, $2.99, Image, 74,857

#15 WINTER WORLD (IDW 2014) #1 Chuck Dixon’s 1984 classic mini-series was brought back with also media news causing sellouts of #1 and hitting up to $10.00 immediately for the regular and subscription covers.

#16 SAGA #1-12 (IMAGE 2012) With the relaunch of the title at #19 and every issue selling out demand and high praise has kept interest up and #1 now selling on average $110.00 highest ever. 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. Even issues up to #20 are still selling out immediately even with high print runs.

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, Saga, 9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga, 10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga, 11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga, 12, $2.99, Image, 53,339

#17 RAT QUEENS (IMAGE 2013) #1-5 Kurt Wiebe (writer of Peter Panzerfaust) had rave reviews which helped lead to a new cartoon TV series announced on June 15th which sent a frenzy for any/all issues of Rat Queens into super high demand with #1 selling up to $16.00 each and within days all other issues were hitting up to $12.00 each. Even 2nd printings of #1 and #2 in high demand. #1 variant cover hit $100.00

#18 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #25 (1984) 1st cameo appearance ever of John Constantine became hot once TV show news became official in April 2014.

#19 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #67 (1987) 1st appearance of Hellblazer in preview heated up with new Constantine TV Show news in May 2014.

#20 PREACHER (DC 1995) Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1. A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013. #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series. Issue #51 later also became super hot with a 100 Bullets preview.

#21 HAUNTED (RED 5 2014) #1 new horror series small print run of 1,800 copies sold out instantly both #1 and #2. Both issues have sold for $10 each and reports of a new movie based on the comic help sales.

#22 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later. This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died. Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing. In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

#23 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #17 Final issue features a cameo at the end of the new muslim Ms Marvel who gets her own new series next year. Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing. Copies so far up to $8.00

#24 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. Rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high. Sales up to $24.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1. #2 now sells for $15.00

#25 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. In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

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

#26 CATWOMAN #51 (DC 2006) Adam Hughes classic jail cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $55.00

#27 IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28 Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers. #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each. The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.
60, Izombie, 1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie, 2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie, 28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

#28 X-FACTOR (MARVEL 1986) #5 #6 1st appearances of Apocalypse are continually hot yet common with new movie news coming.

#29 RAI (VALIANT 2014) #2 – Diamond asked retailers to pull all copies due to an error making the comic instantly scarce and prices hit a high of $80.00 immediately.

#30 IMAGE COMICS WHATS NEXT (IMAGE 2013) This preview comic holds the 1st printed appearance of Rat Queens and become extra hot hitting up to $30.00 once the Rat Queens TV series news was announced on June 15th 2014.

#31 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 (MARVEL 2014) The connecting cover version instantly hit $9.00 the day of release and sold out everywhere helping the regular cover to sell out quickly as well and go to 2nd printing.

#32 GRAYSON #1 SUBSCRIPTION COVER (DC 2014) New series based on Robin debuted and sold out with the subscription cover hitting higher dollars immediately.

#33 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each. Reprint sets even selling very strong. 4 printings of #1 all above cover price. #7B had a Silvestri/MacFarlane cover which hit up to $10.00 immediately.

#34 WOODS (BOOM 2014) #1 new ongoing series sold out quickly at Diamond and quickly went to 2nd printing with regular covers selling a bit above cover and high demand for variant covers.

#35 WONDER WOMAN #184 (DC 2002) Adam Hughes classic cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $40.00

#36 SCUM OF THE EARTH #1 (2014) New indie title had some sales up to $10.00 each immediately after release.

#37 CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well. #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00. The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.

#38 BAD DREAMS #1-2 (RED 5 2014) New mini-series had very small print run and sales of both issues up to $10.00 each

#39 HELLBLAZER (DC VERTIGO 1988) Issue #1 growing constantly in demand as new TV show Constantine approaches.

#40 HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings. Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints. #1 many sales at $8.00

#41 ORDINARY #1 (TITAN 2014) New mini-series with very small print run heated up instantly with many sales the week of release up to $14.00 each

#42 ACTION COMICS #835 (DC 2006) 1st app of female Livewire in regular DC universe. Recent hot book and prices increasing quickly now at about $13.00 2nd-4th appearances are in issues #839 and #842 which should all sell out easily.

#43 MOON KNIGHT (MARVEL 2014) #1 and #2 are both in 2nd printings and sporadic sales prices but some sales up to $10.00 each.

#44 COWL (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out instantly and hit up to $8.00 week of release and quickly went to 2nd printings on the first 2 issues.

#45 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series. This book has been hot off an on for a year now and latest prices have pushed it up to $60.00 for #1 based on new TV show talk.

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

#46 BATMAN #1-9 – Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $60.00. 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.

#47 SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices. 4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

#48 MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

#49 GHOSTED #9 (IMAGE 2014) 1st app of Nailbiter in this issue caused a sell out and sales up to $15.00 in early May 2014.

#50 PAX ROMANA #1 (IMAGE 2007) Older image title from Jonathan Hickman heated up like crazy in May 2014 as high as $60.00 a copy when TV Show news were announced.

#51 ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDY LAND #1 (2014) Very small print indie had a regular and a Action Comics #1 swipe variant cover. Both had print runs of only about 1,000 copies and prices jumped dramatically the week of release up to $20.00 each even before Diamond sold out.

#52 SHERWOOD TX (2014) New indie comic with $1.00 cover price sold out and selling up to $4.00 each shortly after release.

#53 SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Pre-sales were super strong and within days of release the comic had reached $12.00 for first printings leading to an instant 2nd printing announcement. Two weeks after release sales hit $20.00

#54 NAILBITER (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release and within first week of release copies hit $10.00 for new ongoing series about serial killers.

#55 SATELLITE SAM TIJUANA BIBLE (IMAGE 2014) To boost sales of regular #8 a special 8 page black and white graphic sex promo comic was given out to retailers. The comic was not even shipped to the UK due to content causing strong demand and instant sales as high as $45.00 a copy week of release.

#56 TRANSMETROPOLITAN #23 (DC VERTIGO 1999) DC adult title from 15 yrs ago that featured a preview of “100 Bullets” which is now announced as a new TV/movie in the works. Sales recently up to $20.00 Preview also appeared in Preacher #51.

#57 PLANETOID #1 (IMAGE 2012) Previous Image series became hotter and hotter in late May 2014 hitting up to $10.00 a copy with new TV news.

#58 WORMWOOD GENTLEMEN CORPSE (2006) This older series became hot in April 2014 with sporadic high sales.

#59 DR. STENSON PRESENTS SANITARIUM (2014) #1 mini comic based on a real horror movie had small print run selling out instantly and hitting high of $15.00 week of release.

#60 INVINCIBLE #110 (IMAGE 2014) Media report of Robert Kirkman talking about the rape in the story caused a sellout and instant overnight hit on April 11th 2014 with online sales hitting up to $40.00 immediately before cooling down. Interest in issue #44 started shortly after for the first app of Anissa – the villain who does the raping.

#61 EPIC ILLUSTRATED #3 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Dreadstar in this common magazine became super hot in early April 2014 with numerous sales of $100.00 each and one copy hit $200.00 raw.

#62 RUNAWAYS (MARVEL 2003) Brian K Vaughan (Saga) decade old Marvel series has been hot all year long with a high of $80.00 for #1.

#63 DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 (DC 1980) Key issue features 1st app of Cyborg (will be in the new Superman movie) and the New Teen Titans before they received their own title.

#64 TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44 (DC 1984) Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing. Tons of interest for high grade investment copies and raw selling up to $100.00

#65 JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 (DC 2014) Canada variant cover some sales up to $8.00 week of release and sold out immediately at Diamond leading to new Canada variant covers to come out this summer.

#66 24 UNDERGROUND (IDW 2014) 24 tv show new ongoing comic series sold out instantly #1 issues and prices slowly rising.

#67 BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #45 (DC 1998) Early Harley Quinn appearance sales up to $50.00

#68 INVINCIBLE #111 (IMAGE 2014) Start of a new direction but smaller print run led a quick sellout of all covers and even the regular cover was up to $8.00 a week after release in the storyline followup to the rape in the issue before.

#69 100 BULLETS (DC VERTIGO 1999) #1 and early issues all selling well with #1 up to $50.00 due to new tv/movie announcement.

#70 DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00. 2nd print came out a month later and sales all over the board from low to high but many high sales up to $30.00 each.

#71 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

#72 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. 9 months later in June 2014 news of a movie deal hit and sparked new interest in the title with a few high sales.

#73 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 (MARVEL 2014) the Return of Peter Parker took readers by surprise and issue sold out instantly and some sales up to $10.00 each for 1st prints the month before Amazing Spider-man #1 reboots.

#74 GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Many sales up to $10.00 each.

#75 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues. All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high. #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each.

#76 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

#77 BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 per each of the 2 regular covers. #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

#78 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. Sets now all sell above cover.

#79 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later. Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances. Sales up to $30.00 for this one. There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

#80 BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

#81 BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

#82 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009) Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.

#83 HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year. First and last year bringing the most interest.

#84 FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

#85 WARRIOR #1 (2006) When the ultimate warrior died in April 2014 demand for this back issue skyrocketed up to $100.00 a copy.

#86 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

#87 X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

#88 DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72. DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. With the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce. Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

#89 DRY SPELL #1 (2014) New indie came out in late May and instant sales up to $10 each

#90 JOAN OF ARC PROLOGUE #1 (2014) New indie came out in late May and instant sales up to $10 each

#91 MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

#92 HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009) This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie. Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book. High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.
164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

#93 ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1. Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title. Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

#94 SECRET SERVICE (MARVEL 2012) Mini-series by Mark Millar will be turned into a future movie causing some interest and random high sales.

#95 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1 – Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on the chart. Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013.

#96 LETTER 44 (ONI 2013) #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

#97 BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

#98 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#99 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series. 2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

#100 SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

OTHER PAST HOT TITLES THAT HOLD A CONSTANT HIGH $$$ VALUE BUT ARE NO LONGER CLIMBING.

SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters. #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant. Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

DREADSTAR #1 (1982) Hype of this character coming to movie theatres drove up demand starting in April 2014.

WEIRD LOVE (IDW 2014) New pre-code 1950′s horror romance theme book small print run and some sales immediately higher than cover. 2nd printing came out a month later and 1st prints up to $7.00 each

DEAD LETTERS (BOOM 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately and hit a high of $18.00 a copy week of release before cooling a bit.

HENCHMEN #1 (2014) New ongoing small indie publisher sold out everywhere instantly sending prices up to $12.00 each week of release.

EPIC #1 (COMIXTRIBE 2014) #1 sold out immediately due to very small print run and title hit $10.00 week of release.

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

PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995) Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each. Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series. Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013. Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

LEGENDS #3 (DC 1986) Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet. Prices hit up to $15.00 for this 60 cent book.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1 New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

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.

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow. A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed. Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

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

ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

FURY OF FIRESTORM #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

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.

RED STAR (IMAGE 2000) Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

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.

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.

47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012) 5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

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

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

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

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

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 West, 1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West, 1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West, 1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West, 2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West, 3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

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

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

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

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 Men, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men, 4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men, 5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

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.

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

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

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

27, Nightwing, 4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal. It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker. But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5 Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010) It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each. It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

InvestComics Hot Picks #330

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 7/30/14

Lots of cool news coming out of the San Diego Con this week. One of the biggest relates to the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie. That’s right, part 2 announced before part one even hits the screen. That’s quite brazen to say the least. By August 8th the Guardians of the Galaxy movie better have a strong showing and not fall on its face a week after its opening. We hope for the best here, but announcing a sequel to a movie that hasn’t even been released takes some brass ones, we know it’ll do well, right? Right?

Before we get to the short week, we’d like to point out a very big contest that was announced a few days ago on InvestComics. If you are a cosplayer and will be visiting the New York area (or live within the area) in October for the New York Comic Con, you need to enter this contest. A 4 day Press Pass is up for grabs. Click right HERE to check out the details.

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Two comics are in for easy picking’s as far as the spec world is concerned. Low (2014 Image) #1 is sold out at Diamond and there is lots of chatter about how good this one is. You best be on this one. As for the second obvious pick up this week? How about Outcast (2014 Image) #2? Outcast has movie talks all over it already. Seems a bit ridiculous to have only one comic out and it’s getting optioned already. But that’s neither here nor there, what is not ridiculous is the money to possibly make back for your $3.99 investment. Outcast #2 is sold out. Outcast is from Robert Kirkman. He does some zombie book that has seen some success (insert dripping sarcasm there). If you see Outcast #2 on the self, do yourself a favor and buy it.

Harley Quinn (2013) #8 will have a new gang called Scatapult appearing. Chew Warrior Chicken Poyo (2014) #1 will bring back the Poyo from the Chew series once again. Poyo first appeared in Chew #8 (2010). This comic is all but gone at the distributor.

With that movie coming out this Friday. You know the one with the sequel already, 100th Anniversary Special Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) #1 will show some good sales. It also has an appearance by Silver Galactus? Is this a first appearance? If anyone knows different, please let us know. Thanks in advance!

A few books to definitely check out this week….. ComixTribe may have another hit on their hands. And Then Emily Was Gone (2014) #1 is sold out. Wool (2014 Cryptozoic) #1 is just about there on the sold out front.

Bodies (2014 Vertigo) #1 and In the House of the Worm (2014) #1 look like fantastic reads. You should check out these as well.

 

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 30 2014

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 30 2014

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Terry has possibly the best track record on Earth for picking the next hot comic books that go up in value.
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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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 a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many 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 the week BEFORE release date!

NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

AVATAR PRESS
George R.R. Martin’s In The House Of The Worm #1 (Ivan Rodriguez Regular Cover), $3.99 – 412 copies
George R.R. Martin’s In The House Of The Worm #1 (Ivan Rodriguez Wraparound Cover), $3.99 – 174 copies
George R.R. Martin’s In The House Of The Worm #1 (Michael Dipascale Painted Cover), $3.99 – 161 copies

COMIXTRIBE
And Then Emily Was Gone #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Iain Laurie), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
And Then Emily Was Gone #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Riley Rossmo), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT
Hugh Howey’s Wool #1 (Cover A Darwyn Cooke), $3.99 – 127 copies (covers combined)
Hugh Howey’s Wool #1 (Cover B Jimmy Broxton), $3.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Baltimore The Witch Of Harju #1 (Of 3), $3.50 – 959 copies
Deep Gravity #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 1,053 copies

DC COMICS
Bodies #1 (Of 8)(Fiona Stephenson Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,636 copies
DC Comics Presents Batman Adventures #1, $7.99 – 3,190 copies
Harley Quinn #1 (Amanda Conner 5th Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 9,506 copies
Vertigo Quarterly Magenta #1, $7.99 – 2,783 copies

IMAGE COMICS
C.O.W.L. #3, $3.50 – 13 copies
Chew Warrior Chicken Poyo #1, $3.50 – 27 copies
Low #1, $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Outcast By Kirkman And Azaceta #2, $2.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
100th Anniversary Special Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 (David Lopez Regular Cover), $3.99 – 459 copies
Figment #2 (Of 5)(John Tyler Christoper 2nd Printing Variant Cover, $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Iron Man Special #1 (Gary Choo Regular Cover), $4.99 – 550 copies
Legendary Star-Lord #1 (Steve McNiven 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Rocket Raccoon #1 (Skottie Young 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

REBELLION
Brass Sun #3 (Of 6), $3.99 – 11 copies

RED ANVIL
Owlgirls #1, $3.99 – SOLD OUT

TITAN PUBLISHING
Sally Of The Wasteland #1 (Of 5)(Tazio Bettin Regular Cover), $3.99 – 238 copies

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Armor Hunters Harbinger #1 (Of 3)(Lewis Larosa Regular Cover), $3.99 – 190 copies

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover A Richard Ortiz), $2.99 – 42 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover B Steven Cummings), $2.99 – 92 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover C Wes Huffor), $2.99 – 54 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover D Drew Edward Johnson), $2.99 – 84 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover A J. Scott Campbell), $3.99 – 416 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover B David Finch), $3.99 – 456 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover C Sean Chen), $3.99 – 391 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover D Marat Mychaels), $3.99 – 286 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover E Anthony Spay), $3.99 – 226 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Harvey Tolibao), $2.99 – 217 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Drew Edward Johnson), $2.99 – 62 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Michael Dooney), $2.99 – 70 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover D Emilio Laiso), $2.99 – 74 copies

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4 Day NYCC Ticket Giveaway!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

West Palm Beach, Florida July 21, 2014

 

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

InvestComics Announces a 4 Day New York Comic Con Ticket Giveaway! Cosplayer’s….. get your gameface on!

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(West Palm Beach, Florida; July 23, 2014) – The premiere Comic book speculation and entertainment information website InvestComics will be giving away the hottest ticket this October. “InvestComics wants to share the awesome power of New York Comic Con with the best of the best,” said Jay Katz, President of InvestComics. “We want to have a cosplayer shine with us at the greatest comic show on the east coast. Throughout the years we have covered the New York Comic Con, we have seen some amazing costumes put together from the cosplay community. Now it’s time to say thanks to that community for providing such a fun atmosphere at the show.”

Rafael Rosario, VP of InvestComics, added, “This is the ultimate cosplay contest, and InvestComics has always thought outside the box. We’re going all out here. Cannot wait to see the great submissions”

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The NerdFu Podcast added, “This contest is stellar. Who wouldn’t want a 4 Day Ticket to the New York Comic Con?! We’re excited to see the great cosplay entries!”

The premiere comic book price app for iPhone and iPad, Zap-Kapow’s owner Steve Roop said, “When Jay asked if we wanted to be a part of the judging team, we couldn’t believe it. Two things we love: New York Comic Con and cosplay! This is going to be awesome!”

The guys over at Pete’s Basement said, “Free 4 Day Ticket to NYCC?! Are you f***ing kidding? This is a no brainer when Jay asked us to be a part of this panel!”

Rules/scheduling and other stuff: The InvestComics 4 Day Cosplay New York Comic Con Ticket giveaway will have very simple rules.

Anyone can enter. One entry per person. When entering, please include your name, an email, and (a direct contact number if you are a finalist). Your job will be to post a picture of your best cosplay that you will don at New York Comic Con. You will need to hashtag #investcomicsnycc and share your picture inviting others to join the contest (more directions below). The best cosplay chosen by the panel of judges InvestComics/NerdFu/Pete’s Basement/Zap-Kapow combined with tags/shares will win!

On Saturday October 11, 2014 at New York Comic Con you will hang with the InvestComics crew for a few hours throughout the show floor to take pictures and promote InvestComics.

InvestComics will not provide airfare, hotel or any transportation to the show. If you were planning on coming to the show or live within the metropolitan area, then this contest is for you.

The contest winner will be chosen by a panel made up of NerdFu, Zap-Kapow, Pete’s Basement and of course InvestComics. Here is how it will begin and end on October 1st 2014.

 

Here’s how to enter. If you do not follow the guidelines you cannot be considered for the contest.

  • Submit photos via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Hashtag #investcomicsnycc
  • All photos of submissions will be posted to the InvestComics Facebook page. You then ask your friends and family to vote by liking and commenting on the photo (NOW – September 28th)
  • As a collective group, InvestComics/NerdFu/Zap-Kapow/Pete’s Basement will each choose one contestant as their finalist and the 5th is chosen by fans (most likes/comments) (September 28th)
  • Judges vote on an overall winner (September 29th – 30th)**
  • Winner will be announced on October 1st.

 

Good Luck Everyone!!

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About InvestComics:

InvestComics started as a magazine in 2006; the first issue wasn’t released until June of 2007. The magazine was distributed as a free comic book Investment Guide throughout local comic shops in South Florida. It was also a giveaway on Ebay for any winning bid to receive with their order.

Although the InvestComics web site was on line in 2005, it wasn’t until 2007 the web site became the main focal point and the magazine ceased. InvestComics wanted to start reaching a broader audience and began to rapidly expand. InvestComics became the “Entertainment” Investment Guide as a result of covering many areas in the industry, focusing on entertainment as well as highlighting investment opportunities.

 

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Arkham Asylum Checklist

The highly anticipated Gotham show will prominently feature Arkham Asylum.  This is a smart move by the show’s creators.  Arkham remains one of the most well known and popular locations from the comics.  These selections are the keys to Arkham.

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Batman 326 ( First Arkham Asylum )

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The modern version we know today appears in this Len Wein penned issue.

Batman 258 (First Appearance Arkham Hospital )

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Prior to becoming the  house of horrors fans love  Arkham was first a hospital.

Who’s Who 1 ( Origin of Arkham Asylum )

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Detective Comics 593 ( First appearance of Jeremiah Arkham )

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Batman Shadow of the Bat 1

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Why would I ever suggest one purchase this relic of the pollybagged era?  This time you want what’s in the bag.  Turns out DC decided to insert blueprints of Arkham along with some other goodies.  It’s a rather well done piece of art  that any true Batman fan should own.

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Dr Arkham is revealed to be the Black Mask!

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Ed Brubaker remains one of the most prolific writers in the medium today.  Once upon a time he penned these incredible stories with Arkham playing key roles.

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Grant Morrison and Dave McKeans legendary work is worth every penny paid in it’s Hard Cover format, first printing of course.

Dan Slott’s Arkham Asylum Living Hell 1-6

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Illustrated by the underrated Ryan Sook this classic shouldn’t be missed.  The Eric Powell covers don’t hurt either.

Swamp Thing 52

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Written by Alan Moore this Swamp Thing issue features a must own Bissette Arkham Cover.

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-Topher

InvestComics Hot Picks #329

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 7/23/14

Three very hot comics on the must buy list from the speculative side hit on Wednesday. Yes they will be great reads, but you may want to pick up an extra copy on each. On one though, you’ll have to do some very quick maneuvering. Life with Archie (2010) #37 is the quickie culprit here. This comic takes place one year after the death of Archie (Life of Archie #36). The death issue had close friends of mine, non-comic collecting, texting me about the death issue. So with that in mind, realizing that the death of Archie has reached the media and people who really don’t know the real deal about Life of Archie #36. It’s not really a death issue. It’s an alternate telling of his death. Archie will live on in the comic book world, in “real time” if you will. Again, keeping this all in perspective, the sold out Life of Archie #36 and the now Sold Out Life of Archie #37 will sell for a nice premium in the aftermarket…….but for an extremely limited time. Very limited. Cash out as quickly as possible with the fad of Archie’s death. Get the variants from names like Walt Simonson, Jill Thompson, or even Alex Ross to get the most bang for your buck. There are other very nice variants available, but these three just mentioned are good to almost guarantee a return on your money with extra to buy other significant comics coming out this week.

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Significant like Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) #4. Unlike the Archie book, this comic is a bit of a buy and hold pattern. It might be hot right out of the gate, or maybe not. Here’s the deal. Have we gone the route of other people bitten by THE radioactive spider? Sure we have. But these days things are a bit different. We get the attractive girl (look at that cover), we get a superstar Spider-Man writer at the helm (Dan Slott), we have Hollywood breathing down the neck of every possible character within the Marvel Universe right now (Black Cat IS coming), and simply put SILK looks bad ass. Maybe this will be an X-23 first appearance? NYX was not a hot book right away. Not until the collectors realized that X-23 was actually in that book that it went bonkers. The Marvel solicitations had no mention of X-23. The obvious difference with Silk’s first appearance is that we all know it’s coming. The key to this first appearance and how big it will be depends on Dan Slott. Will the writer build her up to be her own entity?…..Her own persona?…..Some serious character development to keep the attention of a reader? If all of these things line up there are a few things to consider here. A: She will eventually get her own comic, B: This will be the first appearance of any significant character HP72314 (2)out of a Spidey book in a while, and C: Amazing Spider-Man #1 a couple of months ago would be the first appearance of Silk. Well actually the girl that got bit by the Spider. Hang onto Amazing Spider-Man #3 coming this Wednesday; I see a lot of upside here with the new girl on the block, Silk.

The third must get this Wednesday is Ragnarok (2014 IDW) #1. Legend Walt Simonson brings fans a new epic comic. A sold out epic comic at that! The cover for some reason brings me back to Thor #337 (1983), in which Mr. Simonson was singlehandedly responsible for putting Thor back on the map. Jack Kirby….Walt Simonson. Get Ragnarok #1, if anything you have an awesome read ahead for you, but something tells me that this will fall in favor on the spec side.

….More upside, but in the reading department coming from IDW. Transformers vs G.I. Joe (2014 IDW) #1 is Sold Out across the board. Regular cover and variants! Not sure what all the fuss is about here. They first fought in 1987 (Marvel Comics) and they went  at it a few times after that. Some loyal fans looking for a good fight. Don’t expect aftermarket to be of any promise with this, but expect some butt kicking action!

Secret Origins (2014) 3rd Series #4 features a secret origin story on Harley Quinn by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Superman (2011 3rd Series) #33 continues the focus on Ulysses as Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. bring more mystery in the background of this issue.

Supreme Blue Rose (2014 Image) #1 is sold out at Diamond. Better take a look at that one. IDW pokes fun at Marvel’s Secret Wars, Civil War and DC’s Crisis with Super Secret Crisis War Johnny Bravo (2014) #1. Great stuff here.

Owlgirls (2014 Red Anvil) #1 is about sold out. Check out this one on the shelf. Tuki Save The Humans (2014) #1 from Cartoon Books is also one to check out.

…And rounding out the week with other books that look like fantastic reads; Zombie Tramp (2014) Ongoing #1, Monster Motors (2014 IDW) #1, Star Spangled War Stories G.I. Zombie (2014) #1 (a Jimmy Palmiotti/Justin Gray comic, definite awesome read here),  Victorian Secret Midwinter Special (2014) #1 (almost sold out),  and Storm (2014 3rd Series) #1.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 23 2014

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 23 2014

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Terry has possibly the best track record on Earth for picking the next hot comic books that go up in value.
This article is immensely useful in gauging what retailers have underordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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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 a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many 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 the week BEFORE release date!

NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Victorian Secret Midwinter Special (One Shot), $3.99 – 165 copies

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Afterlife With Archie #6 (Andrew Pepoy Variant Cover), $2.99 – 1,300 copies
Afterlife With Archie #6 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $2.99 -1,000 copies
Life With Archie #36 (Magazine Format), $9.99 – SOLD OUT
Life With Archie Comic #37 (Alex Ross Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Life With Archie Comic #37 (Cliff Chiang Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Life With Archie Comic #37 (Jill Thompson Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Life With Archie Comic #37 (Tommy Lee Edwards Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Life With Archie Comic #37 (Walt Simonson Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT

ASPEN COMICS
Damsels In Excess #1 (Cover A Mirka Andolfo), $3.99 – 376 copies
Damsels In Excess #1 (Cover B Mirka Andolfo), $3.99 – 300 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Steed And Mrs. Peel We’re Needed #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Stacey Lee), $3.99 – 1,100 copies

CARTOON BOOKS
Tuki Save The Humans #1, $3.99 – 768 copies

DANGER ZONE
Zombie Tramp #1 (Jerry Gaylord Variant Cover), $4.99 – 374 copies
Zombie Tramp #1 (Josh Howard Variant Cover), $4.99 – 275 copies
Zombie Tramp #1 (TMChu Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,800 copies
Zombie Tramp #1 (TMChu Risque Variant Cover), $4.99 – 80 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Goon Occasion Of Revenge #1 (Of 4), $3.50 – 1,590 copies
Groo Vs Conan #1 (Of 4), $3.50 – 1,629 copies

DC COMICS
Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #1 (Darwyn Cooke Regular Cover), $2.99 – 3,357 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
Monster Motors (One Shot)(Cover A Nick Roche), $5.99 – 397 copies
Ragnarok #1 (Cover A Walter Simonson), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Ragnarok #1 (Cover SUB Walter Simonson), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Super Secret Crisis War Johnny Bravo #1 (Cover A Erica Henderson), $3.99 – 857 copies
Super Secret Crisis War Johnny Bravo #1 (Cover SUB Ethen Beavers), $3.99 – 316 copies
Transformers Vs G.I. JOE #1 (Cover A Tom Scioli), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Transformers Vs G.I. JOE #1 (Cover B Blank), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Transformers Vs G.I. JOE #1 (Cover SUB James Stokoe), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Winterworld #2 (Cover A Butch Guice), $3.99 – 480 copies
Winterworld #2 (Cover SUB Gerardo Zaffino), $3.99 – 470 copies
Wraith #1 (Director’s Cut)(Cover A Charles P. Wilson III), $4.99 – 407 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Outcast By Kirkman And Azaceta #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Superannuated Man #2 (Of 6), $3.99 – 23 copies
Supreme Blue Rose #1, $2.99 – 15 copies
Trees #3, $2.99 – 46 copies

MARVEL COMICS
100th Anniversary Special Avengers #1 (James Stokoe Regular Cover), $3.99 – 400 copies
Figment #1 (Of 5)(John Tyler Christopher 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 1,590 copies
Storm #1 (Victor Ibanez Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,313 copies
Wolverine #8 (Steve McNiven 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

OSSM COMICS
Monomyth #1 (Of 3), $3.99 – 106 copies

REBELLION
Brass Sun #1 (Of 6)(I.N.J. Culbard 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 249 copies

TITAN PUBLISHING
Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor #1 (Alice X. Zhang Regular Cover), $3.99 – 414 copies
Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor #1 (Blank Sketch Variant Cover), $3.99 – 67 copies
Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor #1 (Simon Fraser Subscription Cover), $3.99 – 258 copies
Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor #1 (Alice X. Zhang Regular Cover), $3.99 – 250 copies
Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor #1 (Blank Sketch Variant Cover), $3.99 – 78 copies
Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor #1 (Elena Casagrande Subscription Cover), $3.99 – 282 copies
Ordinary #3 (Of 3), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Star Wars Magazine #2 (not verified by Diamond), $4.99 – 124 copies

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Armor Hunters Bloodshot #1 (Of 3)(Philip Tan Regular Cover), $3.99 – 151 copies

VEROTIK
Morella Presents Verotika Returns Special #2, $4.95 – 2 copies

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

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!

Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com

Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

August PREVIEWS catalog – Highlights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Diamond Announces Contents of the August 2014 PREVIEWS

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Front CoverAugust’s PREVIEWS Features DC Entertainment’s Newest Weekly Series, Earth 2: World’s End

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 16, 2014) — The August edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on July 23rd. August’s PREVIEWS offers over 2,000 new items and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning October 2014.

ON OUR FRONT COVER: The return of Power Girl and Huntress to their homeworld has dire consequences in DC Entertainment’s newest weekly series, Earth 2: World’s End.

ON OUR BACK COVER: Scott Snyder and Jock, the acclaimed team behind Batman: The Black Mirror, reteam for a new supernatural horror series from Image Comics, Wytches.

The August PREVIEWS Features

How to Draw Month — For the aspiring artist in all of us, PREVIEWS offers a wealth of “how-to” books from a variety of publishers that will satisfy every artistic inclination and teach you what you need to know to succeed.

On The Flip Side — Frank Cho, the fan-favorite artist of Liberty Meadows and numerous Marvel comics, talks to PREVIEWS about his new instructional book offered in this month’s catalog, Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method.

Indie Edge — James Tynion IV, the co-writer of Batman Eternal for DC Entertainment and the writer of The Woods for BOOM! Studios, talks about the projects he’s working on, how Batman Eternal is created, and which books he’s reading today.

Back CoverGems of the Month — August’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include: Dark Horse Comics’ Alien Vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1, which pits the crew of a starship against both Aliens and Predators; DC Entertainment’s Arkham Manor #1, in which Batman must solve the murder of inmates in Arkham Asylum; IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1, the long-awaited crossover between two of the ’80s biggest franchises; Image Comics’ Rasputin #1, a new horror series by Proof‘s Alex Grecian and Riley Rossmo; and Marvel Comics’ The Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1, an examination of his loss and its effect upon the Marvel Universe.

SplashPREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this October, including Marvel Comics’ Avengers & X-Men: Axis event; IDW Publishing’s new Edward Scissorhands series that picks up two generations after the film; BOOM! Studios’ new series based on FOX’s supernatural hit Sleepy Hollow; Valiant Entertainment’s Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody, a sequel series to the original Valiant hit by the original creators, Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright; Toon Tumbler’s new line of DC Bombshells Pint Glasses; and much more.

PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel — This month PREVIEWS offers more exclusive apparel that can be found only at your comic shop than ever before! Rocket Raccoon is full of furry attitude on the Guardians of the Galaxy: Bro Bandit shirt, and you’ll be ready for a day at work with the Army of Darkness: S-Mart t-shirt. These and many more shirts can only be found in PREVIEWS, so be sure to order them from your local comic book shop and refresh your wardrobe!

Plus: Staff Picks, the month’s Certified Cool books, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!

All this awaits you in the August edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, July 23rd with a cover price of just $4.50.

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A whole batch of number one comics coming out this week with some potentially amazing reads to check out! We’re going to check on some of the speculative number one issues….

But first we must address the big news on the Archie Comics front. This Wednesday in Life with Archie (2010) #36 Archie will cease to exist. More like Death with Archie #36. The coverage was immense when the news came out about Archie’s demise. The coverage reached CNN, MTV, and a whole bunch of other media outlets. Here’s the very obvious thing, Archie will not die permanently. Neither will Wolverine as Marvel so claims, but that’s another story. The Life with Archie comic in general is supposed to be Archie Comics’ version of What If? Or Elseworlds. The alternate Archie universe story will bring this comic to a fever pitch and die (pardon the pun) extremely quick in the aftermarket. Absolutely no sustainability, with good reason though, but it will probably be some amazing storytelling. A must get, at least for the read itself.

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Batwoman (2011 2nd Series) #33 will have a new villain named Night-Thief.

How is it that Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con Intl San Diego (2014) #1 has a bazillion copies left at Diamond? Isn’t Harley Quinn a hot item still? A number one Harley Quinn, Amanda Conner/Jimmy Palmiotti issue to have literally thousands sitting in the warehouse is a bit odd. The same could be said about Infinite Crisis Fight For The Multiverse (2014) #1. Anyone remember how hot the video game Injustice comic book was when it came out? Well this is within the same vein of coolness, but it’s another video game instead of Injustice. Again, thousands of copies still available. Looks like the Big Two might be starting the trend of overprinting again, no?

Let’s talk some sold out comics. Black Market (2014 Boom) #1 looks like a great storyline and will probably be sold out in no time. The Squidder (2014) #1 from IDW Publishing and Dark Engine (2014 Image) #1 follow the same as the aforementioned. All three of these comics have potential upside in the aftermarket after this week. Should pick them up.

Aphrodite IX Cyber Force (2014) #1 is showing some nice sales right now. Some covers are sold out already while the others are on the verge. The thing is with Aphrodite and Cyber Force, they are not aftermarket friendly. Never have been.

1346971_fulFan favorite Team Teen Titans goes for its fifth go around with Teen Titans (2014 5th Series) #1. Will DC progress with this team? The team is comprised of Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy.  Hmm…..that’s quite the team. Fifth time is a charm? Probably not, but probably a fun read.

The Devilers (2014) #1 from Dynamite Entertainment and The Last Fall (2014) #1 from IDW Publishing are worth reads and a looksee to determine if they are going to make any noise.

Have you seen the cover of 100th Anniversary Special X-Men (2014) #1 yet? If you’re a regular here at InvestComics you will know that we are the only comic book website to put together a romantic X-Men cover collage. So every time Marvel decides to put together some sort of a romantic kissy X-Men cover, we add it to our growing cover list. Usually I link you to the original article, but I’m just going to insert the covers here. Enjoy……again.

Invest wisely, Carpe Diem

Jay Katz

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Diamond Comic Distributors: The Top 10: June 2014 Sales Charts

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Diamond Announces Top Products For June 2014

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 11, 2014) — Batman confronts the Riddler in the penultimate chapter of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s ” Zero Year” storyline in DC Entertainment’s Batman #32, the best-selling comic book of June 2014 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics had five titles place among June’s top ten best-selling comics, led by Amazing Spider-Man #3 at #2. DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten. Rounding out the top ten was Image Comics with The Walking Dead #128 at #9.

Marvel Comics was June’s top publisher with a 33.71% dollar market share and a 35.68% unit market share. DC Entertainment was second with a 29.88% dollar share and 33.20% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 8.86% dollar share and a 10.51% unit share. IDW Publishing’s dollar share in June was 5.60% and Dark Horse Comics’ was 5.57%

A magical accident by Sabrina the Teenage Witch triggers the zombie apocalypse in Riverdale, USA in Archie Comics’ Afterlife with Archie Volume 1: Escape from Riverdale by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla, the best-selling graphic novel of June. Also of note, Image Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s Velvet Volume 1: Before the Living End at #3.

Complemented by illustrations by Brian Froud, A.C.H. Smith’s novelization of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal returned to print in a new hardcover edition from BOOM! Studios and was June’s best-selling book. Also notable, Dark Horse Comics had two book in the top ten — Daniel Way’s real-life history of EVE Online, EVE: True Stories, at #3, and the perennial best-seller Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia at #7.

Based on a design by Ant Lucia, DC Collectibles’ DC Comics Bombshells: Black Canary Statue the June’s best-selling toy product, and one of their six products in the top ten. Also in the top ten was Diamond Select Toys with three products, led by the Marvel Select: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure at #4.

Hasbro’s Risk: Legacy, a multi-generation revision of the venerable strategy board game, was June’s best-selling game product.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

33.71%

35.68%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

29.88%

33.20%

IMAGE COMICS

8.93%

10.51%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.60%

4.45%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.57%

4.89%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.62%

2.30%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.52%

2.52%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

1.20%

1.27%

AVATAR PRESS

1.10%

0.81%

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

0.93%

0.64%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.94%

3.74%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC ENTERTAINMENT

77

28

1

106

MARVEL COMICS

78

24

0

102

IMAGE COMICS

53

10

0

63

DARK HORSE COMICS

36

23

0

59

IDW PUBLISHING

43

16

0

59

BOOM! STUDIOS

28

7

0

35

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

23

9

0

32

AVATAR PRESS

9

7

0

16

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

11

2

0

13

RANDOM HOUSE

0

11

0

11

OTHER NON-TOP 10

66

109

34

209

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

JUNE 2014 VS. MAY 2014

COMICS

-3.19%

-1.31%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-3.36%

2.93%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-3.25%

-0.99%

JUNE 2014 VS. JUNE 2013

COMICS

-2.93%

-4.51%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

8.09%

10.26%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

0.33%

-3.46%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013

COMICS

-1.43%

-6.36%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

2.93%

5.41%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-0.08%

-5.46%

SECOND QUARTER 2014 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2014

COMICS

14.13%

11.07%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

13.59%

2.88%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

13.96%

10.34%

SECOND QUARTER 2014 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2013

COMICS

3.90%

-1.29%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

4.33%

1.25%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

4.04%

-1.09%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN #32

$3.99

APR140209-M DC

2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3

$3.99

APR140679-M MAR

3

ORIGINAL SIN #3

$3.99

APR140626-M MAR

4

HARLEY QUINN #7

$2.99

APR140223-M DC

5

SUPERMAN #32

$3.99

APR140188-M DC

6

ORIGINAL SIN #4

$3.99

APR140630-M MAR

7

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2

$3.99

APR140681-M MAR

8

JUSTICE LEAGUE #31

$3.99

MAR140175-M DC

9

THE WALKING DEAD #128 (MR)

$2.99

APR140615 IMA

10

DETECTIVE COMICS #32

$3.99

APR140213-M DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE VOL. 1: ESCAPE FROM RIVERDALE TP

$17.99

FEB140918-M ARC

2

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL TP

$16.99

MAR140768 MAR

3

VELVET VOLUME 1: BEFORE THE LIVING END TP (MR)

$9.99

FEB140537 IMA

4

SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)

$14.99

JAN140556 IMA

5

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491 IMA

6

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6: GOBLIN NATION TP

$19.99

MAR140765 MAR

7

BATMAN & ROBIN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP

$14.99

MAR140250 DC

8

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 1 TP

$14.99

MAR140265 DC

9

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 2 HC

$19.99

FEB140260 DC

10

SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR)

$14.99

APR130443 IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE NOVEL HC

$19.99

APR140989 BOO

2

NEIL GAIMAN: THE TRUTH IS IN A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS: AN ILLUSTRATED NOVELLA HC

$21.99

MAR141569 HAR

3

EVE: TRUE STORIES HC

$12.99

FEB140044 DAR

4

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 3: THE FALL OF GOVERNOR

PART 1 SC

$14.99

APR141556 ST.

5

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 85 SC

$14.95

APR141581 SAN

6

PLANET OF THE APES MINIATURE BOOK KIT

$12.95

MAR141565 RUN

7

LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC

$34.99

SEP120055 DAR

8

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC COLLECTOR

POSTER BOOK

$20.00

APR141570 HAC

9

NEIL GAIMAN: CHU’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL HC

$17.99

APR141578 HAR

10

THE QUOTABLE DOCTOR WHO: WISE WORDS FROM

ACROSS TIME & SPACE HC

$19.99

MAR141554 HAR

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: BLACK CANARY STATUE DEC130358 DC

2

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 JUSTICE LEAGUE 7-PACK BOX SET NOV138235 DC

3

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: HARLEY QUINN STATUE DEC130359 DC

4

MARVEL SELECT: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTION FIGURE FEB142060 DST

5

MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGURE MAR101468 DST

6

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1: NIGHTWING BY CAPULLO FIGURE NOV130286 DC

7

DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: POISON IVY STATUE JAN140397 DC

8

MARVEL SELECT: RED HULK ACTION FIGURE MAR088262 DST

9

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: EARTH-2 THOMAS WAYNE BATMAN FIGURE JAN140394 DC

10

DC COMICS: ARMORED WONDER WOMAN BISHOUJO STATUE NOV132032 KOT

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

RISK LEGACY JUN118204 HAS

2

MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS BOOSTER PACKS DEC138400 ENT

3

STAR WARS X-WING: TANTIVE IV EXPANSION PACK JAN142335 FAN

4

MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128266 USA

5

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN EVENT DECK MAR148174 WIZ

6

GODZILLA SERIES ONE MINI-FIGURES JAN142344 NEC

7

ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS PACK 2: B-MO VS. LADY RAINICORN APR148198 CRY

8

PATHFIDER BATTLES: REIGN OF WINTER BOOSTER BRICK JAN142345 NEC

9

TICKET TO RIDE 10TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION APR142365 DOW

10

MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS THEME DECK DEC138401 ENT

 

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

The New Titles Count Chart includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

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SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 16 2014

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 16 2014

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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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 a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many 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 the week BEFORE release date!

NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Life With Archie #36 (Adam Hughes Cover), $4.99 – 218 COPIES
Life With Archie #36 (Fiona Staples Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Life With Archie #36 (Francesco Francavilla Cover), $4.99 – 255 COPIES
Life With Archie #36 (Mike Allred Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Life With Archie #36 (Ramon Perez Cover), $4.99 – 262 COPIES

BOOM! STUDIOS
Black Market #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Victor Santos), $3.99 – 339 COPIES

DC COMICS
Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International San Diego #1 (One Shot)(Amanda Conner Regular Cover), $4.99 – 5,728 COPIES
Infinite Crisis Fight For The Multiverse #1 (Gene Ha Regular Cover), $3.99 – 3,418 COPIES
Robin Rises Omega #1 (One Shot)(Andy Kubert Regular Cover), $4.99 – 6,563 COPIES
Supergirl #33, $2.99 – 1,289 COPIES
Teen Titans #1 (Kenneth Rocafort Regular Cover), $2.99 – 4,484 COPIES

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Army Of Darkness Ash Gets Hitched #1 (Of 4)(Blank Authentix Variant Cover), $3.99
Army Of Darkness Ash Gets Hitched #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Jae Lee), $3.99 – 254 COPIES
Army Of Darkness Ash Gets Hitched #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Lucio Parrillo), $3.99 – 213 COPIES
Army Of Darkness Ash Gets Hitched #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Francesco Francavilla), $3.99 – 289 COPIES
Army Of Darkness Ash Gets Hitched #1 (Of 4)(Cover D Nick Bradshaw), $3.99 – 227 COPIES
Army Of Darkness Ash Gets Hitched #1 (Of 4)(Cover E Arthur Suydam), $3.99 – 183 COPIES
Army Of Darkness Ash Gets Hitched #1 (Of 4)(Stephanie Buscema Subscription), $3.99 – 129 COPIES
Devilers #1 (Of 7)(Jock Regular Cover), $2.99 – 219 COPIES
Lady Zorro #1 (Of 4)(Joseph Michael Linsner Regular Cover), $3.99 – 403 COPIES
Shadow #0 (One Shot)(Gabriel Hardman Regular Cover), $3.99 – 389 COPIES

IDW PUBLISHING
Borderlands The Fall Of Fyrestone #1 (Cover A Agustin Padilla), $3.99 – 842 COPIES
Borderlands The Fall Of Fyrestone #1 (Cover SUB Dan Schoening), $3.99 – 397 COPIES
Doberman #1 (Cover A Bernard Chang), $3.99 – 463 COPIES
Last Fall #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Casey Maloney), $3.99 – 141 COPIES
Last Fall #1 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Kevin Eastman), $3.99 – 241 COPIES
Squidder #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Ben Templesmith), $3.99 – 97 COPIES
Squidder #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Shane Pierce), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Star Trek Special Flesh And Stone #1 (Cover A Sharp Bros.), $3.99 – 518 COPIES
X-Files Year Zero #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Carlos Valenzuela), $3.99 – 811 COPIES
X-Files Year Zero #1 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Robert Hack), $3.99 – 495 COPIES

IMAGE COMICS
Aphrodite IX Cyber Force #1 (Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $5.99 – SOLD OUT
Aphrodite IX Cyber Force #1 (Cover B Stjepan Sejic), $5.99 – 8 COPIES
Aphrodite IX Cyber Force #1 (Cover C Marc Silvestri), $5.99 – 11 COPIES
Cap’n Dinosaur (One Shot), $3.99 – 328 COPIES
Dark Engine #1, $3.50 – 138 COPIES
Manifest Destiny #8, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Rat Queens #7 (Cover A Roc Upchurch), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Wicked + The Divine #2 (Cover A Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Wicked + The Divine #2 (Cover B Chip Zdarsky), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Wildfire #2 (Cover A Linda Sejic), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Wildfire #2 (Cover B Stjepan Sejic), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
100th Anniversary Special X-Men #1 (Jason Latour Regular Cover), $3.99 – 443 COPIES
Deadpool Dracula’s Gauntlet #2 (Of 7), $3.99 -1,825 COPIES
Savage Hulk #2 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $3.99 – 797 COPIES

ONI PRESS
Princess Ugg #2, $3.99 – 614 COPIES

TITAN PUBLISHING
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Special Magazine, $14.99 – 4 COPIES
Walking Dead Magazine #9 (Newsstand Edition), $9.99 – 61 COPIES
Walking Dead Magazine #9 (Previews Exclusive Edition), $9.99 – 92 COPIES

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

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Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com

Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

Comic Broker Report – August 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 657,658:  First Future Foundation Suit

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Yeah I know Marvel has overdone it with the Spidey suits but this one might be the best to date.  Made of unstable molecules it never has to be cleaned!  It’s really all the benefits of Venom with out the mind altering alien infestation!

Note: There are some second printings that are worth a look too.
Superman ( New 52 ) 32: First Ulysses

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So there are plenty of variants for the start of the  Johns/Romita jr.  era.  The rarest is the 1:100 retailer but the Bombshell is my personal favorite and is actually affordable.
X_Men Battle of the Atom 1: First Raze

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The alternate future offspring of Wolverine and Mystique appears first here.  As far as I am concerned the  Deadpool hash tag swag variant is the one to buy!
  Secret Avengers 4: First Manifold

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One of my favorite modern characters is Manifold.  Nuff said.
First Adam Hughes art: Eagle 6

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Hughes cover are fast becoming favorites amongst collectors.  If you are looking for his first pro work, he did a pin-up in this forgotten comic.

 Venom 31: First Mania

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It doesn’t matter how many times Venom replicates the results are almost always cash cows for Marvel.  Mania is the most recent transformation of the pesky alien and she’s actually a pretty cool character.  It helps that this  was the best Venom series to date.
Aunt Eunice: Batman 23.1

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Ok I have major issues with this issue.   Jackanapes is one of my favorite Morrison character creations so when DC decided to give him the lamest origin they could I cringed.  I am currently rewriting his origin in my spare time and if DC fails to pick it up I am going to post in here for free and the few people who read my stuff can bash me at will.  So why am I picking this issue?  It turns out the Joker may have had an abusive Aunt who looks eerily similar to the Clown Prince of Crime!
The Great Society: New Avengers 16

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Hickman’s Great Society sucked me in right away I just can’t wait to see more of these characters especially Norn!
2000 A.D. 1170: First Jock published work

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Much like Hughes, Jock’s work is catching on with fans ( see Detective 880,881 ).  This issues of 2000 A.D. published his first pro work.
Nightbreed 13: First Rawhead Rex

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A TV show is coming for Nightbreed?!?!  WTF!  If you haven’t seen the cult classic I recommend it especially when the Director’s Cut is released.   Epic published a 25 issue series with  1 and 25 being the toughest to get.  Collector’s shouldn’t forget about this issue though with a sick cover and the first comic appearance of Rawhead Rex!  If he makes it to show this one will explode.

 

Outsiders 11,12: Katana Origin

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The Brave and the Bold 200 has her first appearance and is also a final issue making it key for this upcoming  CW Arrow character.  Even the DC Sampler 1 should see some love from collectors.  I would include these issues in the Katana collection too.

-Topher

@Larfleeze

 

UPDATE!!!!!!!!

Sam Wilson as Cap!  Already happened…

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Baltimore Comic Con 2014 Adds More Creators, See Who…

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Information

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

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

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

registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

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

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

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

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

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

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 7/9/14

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Not that many pick-ups in the way of the spec market this week, but as always still plenty of great reads too.

There are a sufficient amount of Grayson (2014 DC) #1 still available at the distributor, a bit surprising. The comic will probably fair well as the series progresses. The new series will follow Dick Grayson as an agent from Spyral. The Spyral group first appeared in Batman Incorporated #4 (2011). A pricey $75 variant by Phil Jimenez accompanies the new release.

Another comic this week with a few copies still in the warehouse is Spider-Man 2099 (2014)#1. And another surprise here? Maybe not so much so. Marvel has been beating the relaunch Spidey comics a bit much these days. That’s not to say a speculator cannot flip the books to make some cash, but the mere fact that there are still copies of this issue available for reorder is saying something. It’s a number one Spidey book, it should have a sold out sign on the shelf. If you want to make any sort of headway here, you’ll probably have to get the Midtown Comics J.G. Jones variant for $10. Maybe flip it raw. Getting a signature and a grade is probably the way to go here if you want to make a few dollars more. Don’t expect too much here. Speaking of Spider-Man, 100th Anniversary Special Spider-Man (2014) #1 continues the first look at the new villain Clash.

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One more thing here about Spider-Man 2099. If you’d like to find his first appearance or any Spider-Man first appearance you really should check out a few checklists I put together a while ago here on InvestComics. The latest one was the Spider-Verse checklist. This article is a hot commodity and will become even hotter once the Spider-Verse comics start spinning in different series. Check out that article right HERE. There is also a Spider-Man movie checklist part 1 & 2. Those are extremely handy for those seeking out every important Spider-Man book possible. Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE.

There is also a video that I put together for the Spider-Man articles showing all of the Spider-Man key issues that any comic/Spidey collector needs to have. If you haven’t seen it, enjoy. If you have, thanks for watching.

A bit of a head scratcher this week with this one here. New Suicide Squad (2014) #1 looks, feels, and should be a sold out comic. The Joker’s Daughter, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn make up two-thirds of this awesome team. How is this comic not sold out? A $15 Ivan Reis variant would certainly be a smart pick up here. The momentum may catch on after a couple of issues. Or maybe it’ll catch on sooner than that. Either way, the New Suicide Squad is an awesome team. Fans will come around….

Original Sin (2014 Marvel) #5.1 will introduce the Tenth Realm and focus on Thor/Loki’s new sister Angela. Fun times! Wolverine continues the beginning of the end in Wolverine (2014 5th Series) #10.

Spread (2014 Image) #1 is sold out and is a must get this week and a head scratching sold out Grimm Fairy Tales Swimsuit Special (2010) #2014 makes for great eye candy….that’s about it. Zenescope Entertainment does have a sold out comic this week that doesn’t give that eyebrow raise; Realm Knights Age of Darkness (2014) #1. Plenty of copies left from Images’ Death Vigil (2014 Image) #1 and Waste Of Time #1 from Northwest Press is just about sold out.

 

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

Vet Tix: Eddie Rausch

Vet_TixWho and what  is Vet Tix? Their Mission:

Giving Something to Those Who Gave.

Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) provides FREE event tickets to family members of troops Killed In Action (K.I.A.), our Military and Veterans to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Attending these events reduces stress through entertainment, strengthens family bonds, builds life long memories and encourages service members to stay engaged with American life and local communities. Giving free event tickets is an expression of appreciation, acknowledgement and an enduring symbol that we, as a nation, honor the service of our troops today and long after their tour of duty has passed. Helping our veterans attend events provides positive family and life experiences after their years of service to our country.

….And with that, a one on one chat with the COO of Vet Tix, Mr. Eddie Rausch. (Please note: Click on any of the covers in this article to see a full image)

Jay Katz: Thank you so much for stopping by Eddie. With great humility Eddie, I want to tell you that InvestComics supports Vet Tix and your cause with great respect.

Eddie Rausch: Thank you for the kind words Jay. Vet Tix appreciates the support you and InvestComics provides our mission.

JK: Why did you decide to start Vet Tix? What compelled you to begin such a tremendous project?

ER: It all started at the 2008 Super Bowl. Two of our other Founders were attending (one U.S. Navy Veteran and the other USMC Veteran) and had a buddy that was part of the pre-game color guard. They learned that once the pre-game ended the color guard were not able to stay and watch the Super Bowl…they were escorted out of the stadium. The entire game the seat next to them sat empty. This seat, this ticket could have been donated so that one of the members of the color guard could have enjoyed the game. The idea was born right there. As soon as I was asked my thoughts about it a day later I was “IN”…thought it was an amazing idea. We have been moving full speed ahead ever since.

JK: Who has come on board to contribute to Vet Tix so far?

ER: If you asking about sports teams then pretty much all of MLB with the exception of 2 teams. Each year we partner with more and more Universities and Bowl Games…last season we distributed tickets to 26 Bowl Games including Fiesta Bowl, Sugar, Bowl, Orange Bowl, Chick-fil-A and AT&T Cotton Bowl. The list really goes on and on including other sports (NBA, NHL, MLS, Minor League Baseball), concerts such as Kenny Chesney, George Strait and a number of music festivals, family events like Disney on Ice and Ringling Brothers, to Broadway plays and even seasonal events like haunted houses and the Polar Express train. If there is a ticket to an event we will accept it and get it distributed to our veterans for use with their families. Later this month we will hit ticket number One Million!!

Lady Death Vet Tix Blank CoverJK: Recently many comic book fans learned about comic book artist Brian Pulido teaming up with Vet Tix. How will Brian contribute?

ER: Brian is absolutely awesome in his support of Vet Tix! Lady Death is his baby…in all reality she is his daughter and he has allowed Vet Tix to be a special part of her 20th Anniversary. He has given Vet Tix permission to reprint issue #1, the one that started it all, and put a blank cover on it stating this is the “Vet Tix Edition” with our logo on the rear cover. We are now working off of a list put together by Brian and myself to secure artists that will create their vision of Lady Death on these 50 covers.

JK: Which creators have come on board so far? Can you share any covers yet or are they still a work in progress?

ER: We have a great list going with more to come…names like Marc Silvestri, Whilce Portacio, Brandon Peterson, Frank Cho, Leinil Frances Yu, Jay Anacleto, Philip Tan, Carlo Pagulayan, Clayton Crain, Kenneth Rocafort, Arthur Adams, Ivan Reis, Humberto Ramos, Mark Brooks, Agnes Garbowska, Billy Tucci, Tim Vigil and Peter Steigerwald. We also have some great new artists that are really turning in some amazing work as well. Artists like Sajad Shah, Dawn McTeigue, Siya Oum, Mike Krome, Jesse Winchman, Jenevieve Broomall, Jaime Tyndall, Mike DeBalfo, Jonathan Marks, Jason Metcalf, Conny Valentina, Sarah Giardina, Alan Quah, Thony Silas and Rian Gonzales. I do not evny the fans that will need to choose between all of these covers…they truly are incredible!!

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JK: Brian Pulido is an extremely approachable creator. Any fan that visits a convention knows this. He’s a tremendous talent. What was Brian’s initial response when you approached him regarding a possible project for Vet Tix?

ER: I have known Brian for some time now and for the past few years he has reached out to me/Vet Tix to see how he could support. He has donated back issues to be shipped to our deployed troops and he has started a “Tip Jar” at his table. He will sign all the books a fan wants all he asks is that they donate to the tip jar. These funds at each convention will go to either Vet Tix or Heroes Initiative.

Leinil Francis YuWhen this idea for a blank cover project came up he thought it was perfect timing to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Lady Death and loved the idea. As much as this is an AMAZING way for Vet Tix to raise funds and grant “Hero’s Wishes” I think Brian also enjoys seeing how each artist sees his character. Who knows, maybe we will see more Lady Death from some of these artists now that they have had a chance to draw her and Brian has seen what they can do!

JK: Okay so all 50 comics will be CGC Signature Series graded. Besides being completely awesome, how did you get CGC on board too?

ER: Things just seem to fall in place with CGC. One of our followers on the Facebook event page has a connection high up with CGC. He reached out to me and suggested I call this contact. I did, explained the project and it was a done deal. I was told to send all the completed covers in at once and to mark them to HIS attention and CGC would make certain this books would be made a priority in turn around time. It helps to have fans that also believe in your mission!!

JK: Where can collectors bid on the CGC Lady Death Artist Project once they are done?

ER: Vet Tix has an eBay seller’s account. We have gone through the process of being vetted by them so we can auction the items and any fees that would normally be charged are returned to us due to our status as a 501c3 non profit organization. I would suggest anyone interested add “vet-tix” to their favorite sellers list.

They may also join the event page on Facebook, search Lady Death Artist Project benefiting Vet Tix – Hero’s Wish. On this event page we will post work in progress pics, completed cover pics and add the live links to the eBay auction for each and every cover!

Jay AnacletoJK: Do you have any other creator projects after Brian Pulido’s Lady Death Project that you can tell us about?

ER: WE do!! On the heels of the Lady Death project we will also be doing a similar blank cover project with Billy Tucci for the 20th Anniversary of “Shi, Way of the Warrior”. Our goal is to be able to collect these completed covers and display at either Baltimore or New York Comic Con this fall. There is also an event page on Facebook for this project.

Clayton CrainJK: Are you a comic book collector??

ER: I did collect comics for a number of years, have long box after long box in my collection. I still do a little now, trying to put together a run of Amazing Spider-Man and X-Men 1-100 together, but in 2008 things changed for me when Michael turner passed away from his long battle with cancer. I realized I collected the comic books for the art and began collecting Original Art from those artist I admire.

JK: Please tell everyone where they can go to make a donation, contribute, or become part of the cause.

ER: It is simple, go to www.VetTix.org. Here you can donate tickets and/or money, become verified in our system if you have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or if you are primary next of kin to killed in action and begin making use of the service we provide.

JK: Thank you so much for your time Eddie. Your foundation is an amazing tribute to the men and women who serve this great country of ours. It was an honor. Thank you.

ER: Thank you Jay. What we do here at Vet Tix is a true pleasure and an HONOR. Not many people get to do what they love on a day to day basis but I can tell you the staff here at Vet Tix absolutely loves being able to create opportunities for our veterans to make memories with their families that will last a lifetime. Some of my strongest memories from my childhood are from going to baseball games with my father when he was on leave from his service in Vietnam and I want to be able to give Jenevieve BroomallMike Krome
Siya OumKenneth Rocafort
Sajad ShahWhilce Portacio

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SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 9 2014

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 9 2014

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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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 a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many 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 the week BEFORE release date!

NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

12-GAUGE COMICS
Sherwood TX #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Andrew Robinson), $1.00 – 371 COPIES

AMIGO COMICS
Ghost Wolf #3 (Of 4), $3.99 – 11 COPIES

ASPEN COMICS
Lola XOXO #3 (Cover A Siya Oum), $3.99 – 251 COPIES
Lola XOXO #3 (Cover B Jordan Gunderson), $3.99 – 220 COPIES

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Aimee Fleck), $3.99 – 3,858 COPIES
Empty Man #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Vanesa R. Del Rey), $3.99 – 1,569 COPIES
Lumberjanes #4 (Cover A Noelle Stevenson), $3.99 – 4,742 COPIES
Thomas Alsop #2 (Of 8)(Cover A Palle Schmidt), $3.99 – 1,195 COPIES

DARK HORSE COMICS
Usagi Yojimbo Color Special The Artist (One Shot), $3.99 – 661 COPIES

DC COMICS
Grayson #1 (Andrew Robinson Regular Cover), $2.99 – 3,079 COPIES
New Suicide Squad #1 (Jeremy Roberts Regular Cover), $2.99 – 2,853 COPIES

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Blood Queen #2 (Cover A Jay Anacleto), $3.99 – 301 COPIES
Blood Queen #2 (Cover B Ale Garza), $3.99 – 189 COPIES
Chastity #1 (Blank Authentix Variant Cover), $3.99 – 93 COPIES
Chastity #1 (Emanuela Lupacchino Regular Cover), $3.99 – 671 COPIES
Chastity #1 (Tim Seeley Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 239 COPIES
Magnus Robot Fighter #0 (One Shot)(Gabriel Hardman Regular Cover), $3.99 – 397 COPIES
Warlord Of Mars #0 (One Shot)(Gabriel Hardman Regular Cover), $3.99 – 291 COPIES

IMAGE COMICS
Death Vigil #1 (Of 8)(Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $3.99 – 558 COPIES
Red City #2, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Rise Of The Magi #1 (Cover E Marc Silvestri Signed Edition), $29.99 – SOLD OUT
Rise Of The Magi #2 (Cover A Sumeyye Kesgin), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Rise Of The Magi #2 (Cover B Stjepan Sejic), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Shutter #4, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Spread #1, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Walking Dead #129, $2.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
100th Anniversary Special Spider-Man #1 (In-Hyuk Lee Regular Cover), $3.99 – 901 COPIES
Deadpool Dracula’s Gauntlet #1 (Of 7), $3.99 – 309 COPIES
Spider-Man 2099 #1 (Simone Bianchi Regular Cover), $3.99 -1,318 COPIES
Wolverine #10 (Steve McNiven Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,413 COPIES

NORTHWEST PRESS
Legend Of Bold Riley #2, $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Waste Of Time #1, $4.99 – 7 COPIES

ONI PRESS
Life After #1 (Cover A Nick Pitarra), $3.99 – 1,375 COPIES
Life After #1 (Cover B Gabo), $3.99 – 692 COPIES
Life After #1 (Cover C Joe Infurnari), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

TITAN PUBLISHING
Planet Of The Apes The Art Of The Films HC, $34.95 – SOLD OUT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Giant-Size 2014 (Cover A Renato Rei), $5.99 – SOLD OUT
Grimm Fairy Tales Giant-Size 2014 (Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $5.99 – 19 COPIES
Grimm Fairy Tales Giant-Size 2014 (Cover C Mike Krome), $5.99 – SOLD OUT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Swimsuit Special 2014 (Cover A Vincenzo Cucca), $4.99 – 19 COPIES
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Swimsuit Special 2014 (Cover B Ted Hammond), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Swimsuit Special 2014 (Cover C RB White), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Grimm Fairy Tales Realm Knights Age Of Darkness (Cover A Barry Kitson), $5.99 – SOLD OUT
Grimm Fairy Tales Realm Knights Age Of Darkness (Cover B Jon Lam), $5.99 – 8 COPIES
Grimm Fairy Tales Realm Knights Age Of Darkness (Cover C Tina Valentino), $5.99 – 17 COPIES
Grimm Fairy Tales Realm Knights Age Of Darkness (Cover D Giuseppi Cafaro), $5.99 – SOLD OUT

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Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com

Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

Star Wars Checklist

There are many great Star Wars comics to collect. These are but a small sample of my favorites.  Some are connected to recent speculation concerning the new film and others are simply issues my collection can’t do without.

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First Comic appearance of  Boba Fett & IG-88:

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First Yoda prototype/First appearance of Boba Fett:

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First appearance Yoda:

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First comic appearance of Yoda:

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First Jango Fett:

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Origin of Boba Fett:

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First Witches of Dathomir/Nightsisters

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First appearing in the acclaimed novel The Courtship of Princess Leia, they didn’t make their comic appearances until Darth Maul 3,4.  There have been some movie rumors surrounding the witches recently.

First Solo twins: Star Wars Dark Empire II #5 Gold variant or Newsstand

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First Aurra Sing:

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First Durge:

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First Asajj Ventress:

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She comes from Dathomir and was trained by Dooku.  As far as newer Star Wars  villains go she’s a standout This comic has become tough to find in recent years.

Other key issues: Star Wars Republic 51,52,  Obsession

 

First Rancor/Jabba the Hutt:

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First Comic appearance:

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The Rancor holds a special place in my heart.  I still watch Luke battle the giant she-bitch and every time I pray he loses.

Rancor fun fact:  Did you know the rancor is a  semi-sentient being from the planet Dathomir?

 First Mara Jade:

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UPDATE:

First mention of Darth Ruin (as far as I can tell there are no comic appearances)

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Jedi Master Phanius first identified as Darth Ruin

 

Star Wars Tales of the Jedi 1 of 6 ( First appearance of Sith Home world Korriban )

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Tales of the Jedi: Golden Age of the Sith 3 of 5 ( First planet Ziost )

This planet became the home world for the Sith after Korriban was decimated by war.

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Executive Producer: Bernadette McDaid

I recently had the opportunity to ask a few questions to the Executive Producer and VP of Production Bernadette McDaid of the hit television show Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel. The show airs every Wednesday at 10pm. Check your local listings.

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Jay Katz: Two part question to start off; How did the concept of the show Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman come about? And for InvestComics’ fans that aren’t familiar with the show, what can you tell them to get them on board?

Bernadette McDaid: Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman is one of Science Channel’s most successful series where each week we pose mind blowing questions that impact humanity and the universe we live in.  Each episode features leading experts, thinkers and scientists in their specific field presenting groundbreaking theories. Every week viewers are presented with new perspectives and ideas that push the boundaries of conventional thought.  The concept came when we heard that Morgan was fascinated by science and had a passionate curiosity about the world around us and our place in it. We invited him to join us on a visit to meet our amazing collaborators at NASA and the show has been a shining success ever since!

 

Morgan-Freeman(JK): The show pushes some boundaries with its subject matter; The God Experience, String theory, etc. Do you ever feel like there is a theory/topic that is simply too risky to fathom going near or is everything on the table ready to be explored? 

(BM): The goal of Wormhole is to encourage the viewer to think about the universe we inhabit, and the people in it, differently. We are open to exploring all topics that we think can positively alter one’s view of the world. 

 

(JK): How does one manage to get “God” (Morgan Freeman) to do the narrative for a television show?

(BM): Morgan is very passionate about the subject matter so it is a natural fit.

 

(JK): Does Morgan ever come up with show ideas?

(BM): Yes!  The generation of ideas is a collaborative effort between the stellar team here at Science Channel and the terrific team at Morgan’s production company, Revelations Entertainment. Morgan always weighs in and brings great insight.

 

(JK): Executive Producer’s James Younger, Lori McCreary and Tracy Mercer use the word scientist when answering a question on a promo piece on the Science Channel.com. Do the scientist that are involved with the possible theories you present to them totally geek out or are they very serious with their approach? 

(BM): All of the scientists we work with are top of their field and recognized thinkers. It’s a true pleasure to get an insight into some of the greatest minds living today. And yes, all of us geek out about our passions!

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(JK): Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman is now entering its fifth season. What are some highlights looking back? Shows like; Is Time an Illusion, Alien Life Forms, Warp Drive, Birthplace of Time…., which if not all had you sit back in your chair and give you goose bumps. A moment that says, yes this is a show that is driving home a poignant point.

(BM): The premiere episode this year is a show called Is Poverty Genetic? As a topic, it pushed the brand of Wormhole into new territory. Morgan, myself, and all the team strongly believe it was an important question to ask. It was also a personal question for Morgan and I as we both come from modest backgrounds. It is an incredibly powerful and hopeful episode and one the entire team is very proud of.

 

Through the Wormhole - Season 4(JK): What about the superhero genre? “Superheroes Living Among Us” Yes? No? Maybe?

(BM): I never say never!

 

(JK): What shows are some of the shows coming up?

(BM): Is Gravity An Illusion? World Premieres on Wednesday, July 2 at 10PM ET/PT

When Did Time Begin? World Premieres on Wednesday, July 9 at 10PM ET/PT

Is There A Shadow Universe? World Premieres on Wednesday, July 16 at 10PM ET/PT

Will We Become God? World Premieres on Wednesday, July 23 at 10PM ET/PT

 

(JK): Where can people follow everything Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman?

(BM): Please follow us at @ScienceChannel and www.sciencechannel.com

 

Thank you Bernadette McDaid! Watch Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel!

Jay Katz

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE JUNE 2014

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE JUNE 2014

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

This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

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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 MODERN titles/issues please let me know. Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics 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.

(If you spot an error or a forgotten book/price please let me know)

MARKET REPORT:
#1 OUTCAST #1 (IMAGE 2014) New title from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman sold out its hefty print run immediately and within a day of release was up from $2.99 to $15.99 before settling. 2nd printing on the way.

#2 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14 (DC 2014) This low print run Superman title was mostly ignored so retailers did not order enough of this Joker cover which sold out instantly hitting up to $20.00 within days of release.

#3 V-WARS #1 (DYNAMITE 2014) Regular cover sales jumped to $10.00 each immediately with news of a new tv series and a 2nd printing was on the way. 2 months after release some copies selling at $20.00 each.

#4 WINTER WORLD (IDW 2014) #1 Chuck Dixon’s 1984 classic mini-series was brought back with also media news causing sellouts of #1 and hitting up to $10.00 immediately for the regular and subscription covers.

#5 SAGA #1-12 (IMAGE 2012) With the relaunch of the title at #19 and every issue selling out demand and high praise has kept interest up and #1 now selling on average $110.00 highest ever. 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. Even issues up to #20 are still selling out immediately even with high print runs.

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, Saga, 9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga, 10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga, 11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga, 12, $2.99, Image, 53,339

#6 RAT QUEENS (IMAGE 2013) #1-5 Kurt Wiebe (writer of Peter Panzerfaust) had rave reviews which helped lead to a new cartoon TV series announced on June 15th which sent a frenzy for any/all issues of Rat Queens into super high demand with #1 selling up to $16.00 each and within days all other issues were hitting up to $12.00 each. Even 2nd printings of #1 and #2 in high demand. #1 variant cover hit $100.00

#7 RAI (VALIANT 2014) #2 – Diamond asked retailers to pull all copies due to an error making the comic instantly scarce and prices hit a high of $80.00 immediately.

#8 IMAGE COMICS WHATS NEXT (IMAGE 2013) This preview comic holds the 1st printed appearance of Rat Queens and become extra hot hitting up to $30.00 once the Rat Queens TV series news was announced on June 15th 2014.

#9 ALPHA FLIGHT #17 (MARVEL 1998) 1st app Big Hero 6. Sales up to $40.00 for this new key issue before the new movie from Disney appears.

#10 BIG HERO 6 (MARVEL 2008) #1-6 Disney plans an upcoming movie based on this series and all back issues are hot and have sales up to $50.00 for #1.

#11 BRASS SUN #1 (2014) New indie came out in late May and instant sales up to $10 each

#12 LUMBERJANES (BOOM 2014) #1 and #2 both sold out fairly quick and went to 2nd printings causing interest to grow and prices at about $6.00 within a month of release and mini-series now announced to be an ongoing series.

#13 SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #4 #5 #22 #23 #65 #66 (DC 1996) DC female villain Livewire is the hottest back issue series and her first 6 appearances all happened in this smaller print Superman title from the 1990′s aimed at younger readers. All issues are hot with sales of #4 up to $50.00 and #5 up to $125.00 a high sale on #23 so far at $16.00

#14 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #127 was the first truly hot key issue since #108 a year earlier. #127 began a new storyline with new direction and new character and up to $13.00 a copy a week after release with 2nd printing on the the way. #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series. #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). By May 2014 the more recent issues #100-108 had doubled in price with #108 now at $22.00. Demand in spring of 2014 grew strong on speculation for issues #60-70 as the TV series approached those issues.

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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 Dead, 106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead, 107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead, 108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead, 109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead, 110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead, 111, $2.99, Image, 74,857

#15 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #25 (1984) 1st cameo appearance ever of John Constantine became hot once TV show news became official in April 2014.

#16 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #67 (1987) 1st appearance of Hellblazer in preview heated up with new Constantine TV Show news in May 2014.

#17 PREACHER (DC 1995) Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1. A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013. #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series. Issue #51 later also became super hot with a 100 Bullets preview.

#18 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie. #1 hit new high close to $150 by May 2014 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#19 HAUNTED (RED 5 2014) #1 new horror series small print run of 1,800 copies sold out instantly both #1 and #2. Both issues have sold for $10 each and reports of a new movie based on the comic help sales.

#20 CATWOMAN #51 (DC 2006) Adam Hughes classic jail cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $55.00

#21 IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28 Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers. #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each. The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.
60, Izombie, 1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie, 2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie, 28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

#22 X-FACTOR (MARVEL 1986) #5 #6 1st appearances of Apocalypse are continually hot yet common with new movie news coming.

#23 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each. Reprint sets even selling very strong. 4 printings of #1 all above cover price. #7B had a Silvestri/MacFarlane cover which hit up to $10.00 immediately.

#24 WOODS (BOOM 2014) #1 new ongoing series sold out quickly at Diamond and quickly went to 2nd printing with regular covers selling a bit above cover and high demand for variant covers.

#25 WONDER WOMAN #184 (DC 2002) Adam Hughes classic cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $40.00

#26 CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well. #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00. The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.

#27 BAD DREAMS #1-2 (RED 5 2014) New mini-series had very small print run and sales of both issues up to $10.00 each

#28 HELLBLAZER (DC VERTIGO 1988) Issue #1 growing constantly in demand as new TV show Constantine approaches.

#29 HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings. Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints. #1 many sales at $8.00

#30 ORDINARY #1 (TITAN 2014) New mini-series with very small print run heated up instantly with many sales the week of release up to $14.00 each

#31 ACTION COMICS #835 (DC 2006) 1st app of female Livewire in regular DC universe. Recent hot book and prices increasing quickly now at about $13.00 2nd-4th appearances are in issues #839 and #842 which should all sell out easily.

#32 MOON KNIGHT (MARVEL 2014) #1 and #2 are both in 2nd printings and sporadic sales prices but some sales up to $10.00 each.

#33 COWL (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out instantly and hit up to $8.00 week of release and quickly went to 2nd printings on the first 2 issues.

#34 DRY SPELL #1 (2014) New indie came out in late May and instant sales up to $10 each

#35 JOAN OF ARC PROLOGUE #1 (2014) New indie came out in late May and instant sales up to $10 each

#36 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series. This book has been hot off an on for a year now and latest prices have pushed it up to $60.00 for #1 based on new TV show talk.

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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

#37 BATMAN #1-9 – Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $60.00. 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.

#38 SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices. 4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

#39 MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

#40 GHOSTED #9 (IMAGE 2014) 1st app of Nailbiter in this issue caused a sell out and sales up to $15.00 in early May 2014.

#41 PAX ROMANA #1 (IMAGE 2007) Older image title from Jonathan Hickman heated up like crazy in May 2014 as high as $60.00 a copy when TV Show news were announced.

#42 ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDY LAND #1 (2014) Very small print indie had a regular and a Action Comics #1 swipe variant cover. Both had print runs of only about 1,000 copies and prices jumped dramatically the week of release up to $20.00 each even before Diamond sold out.

#43 SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Pre-sales were super strong and within days of release the comic had reached $12.00 for first printings leading to an instant 2nd printing announcement. Two weeks after release sales hit $20.00

#44 NAILBITER (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release and within first week of release copies hit $10.00 for new ongoing series about serial killers.

#45 SATELLITE SAM TIJUANA BIBLE (IMAGE 2014) To boost sales of regular #8 a special 8 page black and white graphic sex promo comic was given out to retailers. The comic was not even shipped to the UK due to content causing strong demand and instant sales as high as $45.00 a copy week of release.

#46 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. Rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high. Sales up to $20.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1. #2 now sells for $10.00

#47 TRANSMETROPOLITAN #23 (DC VERTIGO 1999) DC adult title from 15 yrs ago that featured a preview of “100 Bullets” which is now announced as a new TV/movie in the works. Sales recently up to $20.00 Preview also appeared in Preacher #51.

#48 WEIRD LOVE (IDW 2014) New pre-code 1950′s horror romance theme book small print run and some sales immediately higher than cover. 2nd printing came out a month later and 1st prints up to $7.00 each

#49 DEAD LETTERS (BOOM 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately and hit a high of $18.00 a copy week of release before cooling a bit.

#50 HENCHMEN #1 (2014) New ongoing small indie publisher sold out everywhere instantly sending prices up to $12.00 each week of release.

#51 LEGEND OF BOLD RILEY #1 (2014) New indie came out in late May and instant sales up to $10 each

#52 NECROMANTICAL (ARRDEN 2014) #1 sold out immediately due to very small print run and horror title hit $10.00 week of release.

#53 EPIC #1 (COMIXTRIBE 2014) #1 sold out immediately due to very small print run and title hit $10.00 week of release.

#54 PLANETOID #1 (IMAGE 2012) Previous Image series became hotter and hotter in late May 2014 hitting up to $10.00 a copy with new TV news.

#55 WORMWOOD GENTLEMEN CORPSE (2006) This older series became hot in April 2014 with sporadic high sales.

#56 DR. STENSON PRESENTS SANITARIUM (2014) #1 mini comic based on a real horror movie had small print run selling out instantly and hitting high of $15.00 week of release.

#57 INVINCIBLE #110 (IMAGE 2014) Media report of Robert Kirkman talking about the rape in the story caused a sellout and instant overnight hit on April 11th 2014 with online sales hitting up to $40.00 immediately before cooling down. Interest in issue #44 started shortly after for the first app of Anissa – the villain who does the raping.

#58 EPIC ILLUSTRATED #3 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Dreadstar in this common magazine became super hot in early April 2014 with numerous sales of $100.00 each and one copy hit $200.00 raw.

#59 RUNAWAYS (MARVEL 2003) Brian K Vaughan (Saga) decade old Marvel series has been hot all year long with a high of $80.00 for #1.

#60 DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 (DC 1980) Key issue features 1st app of Cyborg (will be in the new Superman movie) and the New Teen Titans before they received their own title.

#61 TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44 (DC 1984) Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing. Tons of interest for high grade investment copies and raw selling up to $100.00

#62 INVINCIBLE #111 (IMAGE 2014) Start of a new direction but smaller print run led a quick sellout of all covers and even the regular cover was up to $8.00 a week after release in the storyline followup to the rape in the issue before.

#63 100 BULLETS (DC VERTIGO 1999) #1 and early issues all selling well with #1 up to $50.00 due to new tv/movie announcement.

#64 LAST BROADCAST #1 (BOOM 2014) Smaller print run and not an immediate sellout but sales picked up to $7.00 within the month of release.

#65 DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00. 2nd print came out a month later and sales all over the board from low to high but many high sales up to $30.00 each.

#66 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. 9 months later in June 2014 news of a movie deal hit and sparked new interest in the title with a few high sales.

#67 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 (MARVEL 2014) the Return of Peter Parker took readers by surprise and issue sold out instantly and some sales up to $10.00 each for 1st prints the month before Amazing Spider-man #1 reboots.

#68 GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Many sales up to $10.00 each.

#69 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later. This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died. Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing. In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

#70 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues. All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high. #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each.

#71 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

#72 SCATTERBRAIN #1-4 (2006) This small indie mini-series from 8 years ago features the first appearance of The Devil’s Hopyard and a complete set sold for $30.00 soon after the release of Devils Hopyard.

#73 DEVIL’S HOPYARD #1 (ARRDEN 2014) New small print #1 sold out instantly sales up to $15.00 within 3 days of release.

#74 BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 per each of the 2 regular covers. #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

#75 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. Sets now all sell above cover.

#76 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later. Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances. Sales up to $30.00 for this one. There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

#77 BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

#78 BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

#79 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009) Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.

#80 HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year. First and last year bringing the most interest.

#81 FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

#82 WARRIOR #1 (2006) When the ultimate warrior died in April 2014 demand for this back issue skyrocketed up to $100.00 a copy.

#83 QUEEN AND COUNTRY (ONI 2001) #1 now with a few high sales up to $10.00 for this decade old series now potentially a new movie in the future.

#84 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

#85 MERCENARY SEA (IMAGE 2014) #1 came out in Feb – it was one of 4 hot speculator books the same week but it wasnt hot until after a few days and then caught fire at up to $15.00 a copy within a week of release and immediately went to a 2nd printing.

#86 X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

#87 DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72. DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. With the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce. Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

#88 MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

#89 HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009) This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie. Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book. High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.
164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

#90 ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1. Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title. Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

#91 SECRET SERVICE (MARVEL 2012) Mini-series by Mark Millar will be turned into a future movie causing some interest and random high sales.

#92 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1 – Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on the chart. Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013.

#93 LETTER 44 (ONI 2013) #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

#94 BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

#95 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#96 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series. 2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

#97 SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

#98 SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

#99 WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters. #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant. Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

#100 DREADSTAR #1 (1982) Hype of this character coming to movie theatres drove up demand starting in April 2014.

OTHER PAST TITLES THAT USED TO BE HOT BUT HAVE COOLED A BIT OR SETTLED IN PRICE THAT RANK BELOW THE TOP 100

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 (DC 2014) Canada variant cover some sales up to $8.00 week of release and sold out immediately at Diamond leading to new Canada variant covers to come out this summer.

24 UNDERGROUND (IDW 2014) 24 tv show new ongoing comic series sold out instantly #1 issues and prices slowly rising.

EVIL EMPIRE (BOOM 2014) #1 Slowly picking up steam and some sales as high as $10.00

SCALPED (DC 2011) #43 was for a while the rumoured first appearance of characters from the new sold out Image title Southern Bastards #1 (2014) and once this became common knowledge prices jumped in late May so far up to $12.00 a copy.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (MARVEL 2014) 45 different variant covers led the biggest selling comic of the year with a release date of April 30th with 700,000 copies printed. The most demanded variant cover was the promo Gamestop cover hitting a high of $459.00 and an amazing $1,300 for a special limited signed graded edition the day of release.

BUNKER (ONI 2014) #1-2. Reports of a TV show in the works before #1 was even released made this a hot sellout instantly with sales for the regular cover and the 1:10 hitting record sales within days of release. Highest sales so far are $15.00 for regular cover and $19.00 for variant cover. Many retailers were able to sell their copies instantly marked up. #2 was another instant sellout and quickly hit up to $10.00 per copy.

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

PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995) Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

FBCD 2014 MOUSE GUARD (ARCHAIA 2014) This free comic book came in hard cover and had huge demand hitting $13.00 the week after it hit stores

FBCD 2014 GIANT SIZED ACTION TESLA AND 3 OTHER COMICS SEALED (RED GIANT ENTERTAINMENT 2014) This free comic book day package was free but sales up to $20.00 the week after it hit stores

FBCD 2014 HIP HOP FAMILY TREE (FANTAGRAPHICS 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $10.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 2000 AD JUDGE DREDD (2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $13.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 ZOMBIE TRAMP (ACTION LAB 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $9.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS (PAPERCUTZ 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $9.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 FUTURES END (DC 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $8.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (ARCHIE 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $7.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 VALIANT UNIVERSE (FANTAGRAPHICS 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $7.00 the week it hit stores

FIELD (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release at Diamond and some copies selling above cover.

DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each. Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

PRETTY DEADLY (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales sporadic up to $6.00. Many sales reports of #2 and #3 for above cover as high as $8.00 each.

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.

CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #17 Final issue features a cameo at the end of the new muslim Ms Marvel who gets her own new series next year. Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing. Copies so far up to $8.00

BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8 Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $9.99

29, Batman Incorporated, 8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated, 8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

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

A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series. Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013. Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

LEGENDS #3 (DC 1986) Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet. Prices hit up to $15.00 for this 60 cent book.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1 New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

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.

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow. A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed. Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

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

ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

FURY OF FIRESTORM #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.

ANNE BONNIE (2014) Promo retailers advance copy selling up to $12.00 in advance of the regular #1 issue that came out in March 2014.

SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 All covers sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Subscription cover most popular a bit above cover.

MAGNETO (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st print run sold out and numerous sales in $5-6 range so far

AUTEUR (ONI 2014) #1 small print run and some interest above cover in sets.

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

RUSH CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1 (BOOM 2014) Rock band drummer Neil Peart wrote his first comic book and sales to non-comic collectors were up to $8.00 immediately even before release online.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

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.

HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER (2013) #1 and #2 and #3 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.

RED STAR (IMAGE 2000) Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

HONEY WEST & THE CAT (2013) A 2 issue mini-series combining 2 different classic 1960′s TV show characters into one mystery tale. The series shipped 6 months late but came out and the #2 photo cover was in hot demand as stores ordered very few copies. In fact #2 was split between 2 covers with a print run of only 600 copies each. Photo cover was extra popular selling up to $15.00 immediately.

BAD ASS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 has sold for $5.00 but the 1:10 variant features a homage to the 1st app of Deadpool in New Mutants #98 and is very popular at $23.00

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.

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, X-Files Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

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.

DRUMHELLAR (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $8.00

SLEEPERS #1 (WILDSTORM 2002) Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips – decade old series now picked up for a new movie from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Prices hit $10.00 in early December 2013.

DEATH SENTENCE (TITAN 2013) New series in Oct 2013 sold out instantly and selling a bit above cover. Both #1 and #2 have gone to 2nd print.

WILDWORK #1 (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013) New mini-series based on Dracula in the old west by Eric Red and Ben Dunn. Very small print run and most retailers did not even order copies. Sold copies up to $20.00 within first week and more online speculator market reports hype this up as the #1 best pick at the moment.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-31 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.

47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012) 5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

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. Now copies at $10.00

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

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

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

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

ALL CRIME COMICS (2013) Small crime indie title with very small print run has sold out #1 and #2 with above cover sales.

FOX #1 (ARCHIE / RED CIRCLE 2013) New series with 4 different regular covers. Some selling as high as $12.00 each in first week. Fiona Staples artist of Saga did one of the 4 covers. In late October 2013 Archie comics for the first time possibly ever held down the top 3 spots of hottest new sold out comics.

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 West, 1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West, 1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West, 1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West, 2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West, 3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

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

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

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

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

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.

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. In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

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

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.

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 Men, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men, 4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men, 5, $2.99, Image, 15,608
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.
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.

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

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

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

27, Nightwing, 4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal. It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker. But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

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

STAR WARS #1 Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular. Sets of ongoing series are popular.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5 Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010) It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each. It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

ZOMBIE ANNIHILATION (SILVER PHOENIX 2013) #1 new Kickstarter small print book selling for double cover and some sellers asking 15x cover.
INCOGNITO (MARVEL ICON 2008) Mini-series with TV/movie rumours recently made copies jump from dormant to $10.00.

DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-12 Photo variants. Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently the 1:25 photo cover sells each month on average at about $60.00 instead of an estimated $15.00 for a 1:25 variant.

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

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
HALLOWEEN FEST 2013 – Just like Free Comic Book Day, there is an annual Halloween free comic book day on Halloween each year and this year there were 22 giveaway promo comics. Individually most sold instantly at a high price of $5.00 each and a My Little Pony hit $7.00 week of release. Batman, Skyward, Thor, Sonic, Sesame Street, Zombies, Ben 10, Spider-man are some of the titles this year.

INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #1 (DC 2014) Injustice Gods Among Us series ended after 12 issues and is retitled in 2014. Some early high sales of #1.
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

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

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

UBER #0-1-2-3 Sold out printings instantly. Originally 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

STAR WARS: LUCAS DRAFT (DARK HORSE 2013) #1 took a month to sell out but finally did even with high print run and some sporadic sales online up to $7.50
SUPER #1 (UNLIKELY COMICS 2013) Small kickstarter title with above cover sales.
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.
LEGION OF MOLLY DOVES #1 (2013) New small print indie publisher storyline about time travel. Only one early sale online so far at $9.00
DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show. Immediate increases on #1.
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

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.

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.

HELHEIM (Oni) #1-6 #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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

SKYWARD #1-4 (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.

DEVIL’S DOG #1 (2013) New small print run selling about $6.00

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.

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 and one sale as high as $15.00

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.

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

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

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

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.

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
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.
ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.
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.
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.
HARBINGER (VALIANT 2012) Some sales a bit above cover.

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

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

SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month
LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.

34, Lazarus, 1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

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

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

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

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

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

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

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 !

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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