Hot Picks Top 5 #54

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Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #416 and new comics coming this Wednesday 3/23/16. Click the link to read the article now.

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Hyperion #1

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Hyperion #1 – Marvel’s latest Superman push. Maybe they want to eventually have a Superman type movie one day. Maybe Disney wants that. And what Disney wants, Disney gets.

Obi-Wan And Anakin #3 – Regular readers on InvestComics know we recommend ANY Star Wars comic. Not only for the fantastic story lines throughout Marvel’s galaxy far far away, but also the potential of a new major Star Wars character getting introduced. That said, Obi-Wan and Anakin visit a new world this Wednesday. A new world could mean a new character!

Venom Space Knight #5 – And speaking of new characters. Check out the new Panda character named Pik Rollo in this comic. That Ariel Olivetti cover kills too.

Delete #1 – The Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Justin Gray team is at it again. This time with a Devils Due Publishing release. A must read of course. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #56 – This comic is sold out across the board. Regular and variants. The solicit point to the first appearance of Leatherhead in this issue……..but that’s not the complete truth. Check the InvestComics Hot Picks article to find the true first appearance of Leatherhead. 

 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #416 (Click the link to read now!).

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Strange Tales #90

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Batman #50

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Avengers #154 (1976) Graded 9.4. – IC 100 Club Pick

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 – (1988) (Mirage Publishing)

Batman #50

Batman #1 – (New 52)

Wonder Woman #50 

Deathstroke #16

Harley Quinn #26

Suicide Squad Most Wanted Deadshot Katana #3

Carnage #6

Angela Queen Of Hel #6

The Howling Commandos Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6

Strange Tales #90 (1961)

Avengers #69 (1969)

Sentry #1 (2000)

Avengers #70 (1969)

Avengers #70

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Avengers #69

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New Avengers #8

Totally Awesome Hulk #4

Ultimates #5

Shadow Glass #1 (Dark Horse)

Circuit-Breaker #1 (Image Comics)

Star Wars #17 (Marvel)

Oh Hell #1 (Overground Comics)

Independence Day #1 (Titan Comics)

Bloodshot Reborn Annual #1 (Valiant Entertainment)

 

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NOTE. Please understand that when InvestComics releases the Hot Picks article on Friday that many of the independent comics may not be available on Ebay yet. Most of the time, some of the more obscure titles make their way onto Ebay later on in the week or right on/at/before new comic book day on Wednesday. Be sure to check back and click the links or cover(s) to see if the books you want have been listed on Ebay. They usually show up, so be sure to check back!
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IC 100 Club Pick: Avengers #154 (1976) Graded 9.4. there are two standouts here regarding this pick. Let us tell you what the other non-standouts are first. It’s a 1976 book graded at a nice 9.4. It’s the first appearance of Tyrax. Legend, George Perez with interior art. Now let’s hit on the two standouts. First, the cover art is by Al Migrom and comic book legend Jack ‘King’ Kirby. Second, this graded CGC comic is priced at a Buy It Now for only $59.99. Okay one more fantastic thing….free shipping. This must be in your collection. Avengers, George Perez, Al Milgrom, first appearance, and Jack Kirby?! A 9.4 for $59.99 with FREE shipping. No-brainer here. Better grab it before it’s gone.     

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Wonder Woman #50

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Batman #50

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Harley Quinn #26

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Deathstroke #16

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IDW introduces Leatherhead in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #56. Leatherhead actually first appeared back in 1988’s Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 (Mirage Publishing).

Bruce Wayne is back as Batman in Batman #50. Here is Synder and Capullo’s final Batman comic. They’ve had a fine run to say the least. Does it equate to Batman #1 in their run costing so much money in the aftermarket? More questions; Does that comic contain a major first appearance? A death? A creators first work? A low low print run? If the answer was ‘no’ to all of these questions, then the answer to our original question was answered. Here’s another thing. Look to the right upper hand side of the graded Batman #1’s. It’s blank. Nothing there. Not even a new costume reference. Not hating, we absolutely loved the run. Just need to point out the obvious and separate the boys from the men. Long term…..be wise youngsters, invest wisely.
Also reach their 50th issue this week will be Wonder Woman #50.
An awesome fight will be going down in Deathstroke #16. Deathstroke vs. Red Hood. Ding! Ding! Fight!
The Harley Quinn character faces a new direction in her life. Witness it in Harley Quinn #26.
Creator Cory Nord gives fans some eye candy this week. Check out the cover to Suicide Squad Most Wanted Deadshot Katana #3.

Hyperion #1

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Avengers #70

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Avengers #69

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Sentry #1

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Carnage #6 introduces Jabulile van Scotter. 
The first meeting (fight) between Angela and the new Thor takes place in Angela Queen Of Hel #6. No hair pulling or cat scratching here folks!
The Howling Commandos Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6 will have the team searching for ORRGO. ORRGO has been used sparingly over the last 53 years. Maybe a little over a dozen appearances? Crazy right? ORRGO’s first appearance was in Strange Tales #90 (1961). A book from Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko, and Stan Lee. Wow, what a line up.

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Doesn’t Hyperion remind you a bit of Superman on a couple of his covers to Hyperion #1? Maybe Marvel is trying its hand again in trying to deliver their version of Superman. Marvel last tried back in 2000 with Sentry. Sentry was basically Marvel’s Superman at the time. They don’t really have that “Superman” type character. They really don’t need one. Fast forward to Hyperion #1. Marvel may be going back to the well again with the striking resemblance on those covers. Hyperion first appeared (cameo) along with Squadron Sinister in Avengers #69 (1969). His first full appearance was in the next issue; Avengers #70. Sentry (Robert Reynolds), first appeared in The Sentry #1 (2000).
Is The New Avengers #8 comic the first appearance of American Kaiju? It might be.
Obi-Wan And Anakin enter a new world in Obi-Wan And Anakin #3. You know what that means right? New world, new characters!

The Howling Commandos Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6

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Strange Tales #90

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Carnage #6

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New Avengers #8

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Venom Space Knight #5 will introduce Pik Rollo. Pik is a Panda. Yep. Look at that killer cover by Ariel Olivetti…..with a Panda on it. This whole Panda thing seems so random.
Totally Awesome Hulk #4 – Women of power variant from Meghan Hetrick for the win. But that Ultimates #5 Women of Power variant from Yasmine Putri is stellar too! Okay we’ll call a tie this week. That all said, we still think the title of the Hulk book is a bit silly, not changing our minds on that one.

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Angela Queen Of Hel #6

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Totally Awesome Hulk #4

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Ultimates #5

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Circuit Breaker #1

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Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Connor, and Justin Gray team up (once again) to bring us Delete #1 from Devils Due Publishing. Always a good time when these guys (and gal!) get together. And do you know that the ‘insert’ button on your keyboard is right next to the ‘delete’ button? Looks like Jimmy, Amanda, and Justin are using that subliminal stuff on us. ‘Insert’ this comic into your collection. See, see, we’re on to you! So we’re buying this comic, not because of a button, because we like you guys…..and gal.

Bloodshot Reborn Annual #1

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Delete #1

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #56

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Venom Space Knight #5

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Other fantastic comics to check out this Wednesday…….
Shadow Glass #1 (Dark Horse). Circuit-Breaker #1 (Image Comics). Star Wars #17 (Marvel). Oh Hell #1 (Overground Comics). Independence Day #1 (Titan Comics). Bloodshot Reborn Annual #1 (Valiant Entertainment).

Obi-Wan and Anakin #3

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Independence Day #1

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Oh Hell #1

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Shadow Glass #1

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Star Wars #17

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Jay Katz

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Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #395 and new comics coming this Wednesday 10/28/15

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Rumble #8 – There will be a major introduction in this title this Wednesday. 

Justice League 3001 #5 – A new imposture Batman character appears. The current Batman isn’t all that happy about it. 

Deathstroke #11 – Deathstroke battles the Suicide Squad!

Chewbacca #2 – Who’s this new girl hanging with Chewbacca? Maybe a major player in Vader Down crossover series? Who knows? 

Henchgirl #1 – Here’s a possible sleeper. Good story and a low print run. From Scout Comics.

 

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Superman #45

Art Ops #1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #51

Black Magick #1

Angela Queen Of Hel #1

Kanan The Last Padawan #7

Howling Commandos Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

New Avengers #2

Spider-Man 2099 #2

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Coming Of Rage #1

Book Of Death #4

 

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Fasten your seat belts this week, it’ll be Deathstroke vs Suicide Squad in Deathstroke #11!

A new Batman arrives to Justice League 3001 #5. This will be interesting since the current Batman doesn’t care for this too much.

Justice League Darkseid War Batman #1 has Batman coined as the “God of Knowledge”. Okay.

So many changes within the DC universe and the Superman character/title. The question regarding Superman #45 this week is; will Superman kill a villain? Read and find out.

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Check out the new Vertigo title Art Ops #1 from writer Shaun Simon and artist Michael Allred.

IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #51 begins a new era. A new starting point for anyone interested in jumping into a relaunch of the Turtle kind. We’re in!

InvestComics mentioned quite a while ago that the closer we get to that Doctor Strange movie, the more magic type books we will see. Here’s another magic book coming out, this one from writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott; Black Magick #1 from Image Comics. We’ll all be magic pooped out by the time Strange comes and goes. A special magazine sized variant will be available with this release.

Fans of Image Comics’ Rumble will be introduced to a big time new character in Rumble #8.

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Marvel got the character Angela a while ago and it seems they really don’t know what to do with her already. So here comes Angela Queen Of Hel #1!

Chewbacca #2 features Chewy helping a girl out on some stranded planet. That girl is a new character and it’s a Star Wars book. Yes, you know the deal. Buy any Star Wars comics. Any and all, including Kanan The Last Padawan #7 this week too.

An all new team in Howling Commandos Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 will consist of a bunch of B rated Marvel characters. Marvel really is throwing a whole bunch out there to see what sticks. There better be some good story telling here or this series will be short lived. Seven variants at last count. Is this necessary?

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New Avengers #2 continues onward with the new “Avengers Idea Mechanics” team. Spider-Man 2099 will dress in a new costume in Spider-Man 2099 #2.
What If Norman Osborn had the Infinity Gauntlet? Yes this will be a great story; What If Infinity Dark Reign #1.

Last week InvestComics gave you a heads up on Sunflower #1 from 451 Media Group being sold out before new comic book day. The comic gained traction very fast and is selling on some outlets for as much as $20 already. Now this week, 451 MG releases Self Storage #1. A zombie related story. Will 451 Media Group do it again?

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And speaking of zombies, Wes Craven’s Coming Of Rage #1 was written by the late Wes Craven and by Steve Niles. The story follows a Vampire/Werewolf/Zombie character(s). What is there not to love about this? The blood variant is sold out already. That’s love right there.

Check out Henchgirl #1 from Scout Comics. Good read here and a very short print run.

Valiant Entertainment’s amazing epic story line concludes in Book Of Death #4. Valiant comics are on the upswing. Rise with them because they’re the best thing happening in the comic industry right now.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 12/3/14

Avengers_118_InvestComics Thanos_vs_Hulk_InvestComicsThere are those who are comic creators and then there are those who ARE comic creators. It’s not that often we come across a talent that gives us readers an entirely new spectrum on an already existing universe. Speaking on the big two here, one of the last creators to take on and create an entirely new boundless universe was Greg Pak. Yes there were plenty to add and subtract parts here and there, but Greg Pak was one of the last to truly create something that will become absolutely huge in years to come. If you do not know what I speak of, I have written on InvestComics along the way for years that other comic sites (late to the party as usual) have picked up on recently. Still plenty of time to get with that program if you’re lost, because InvestComics is telling you now to expect Greg Pak’s comic booth at a convention in a few years to become a very big ticket item. So why bring all of this up you ask?

Back many years ago (9 years) when InvestComics was telling collectors to buy Iron Man #55 because I knew there was going to be something very special about this Thanos character one day, it came to fruition. Jim Starlin was THAT guy too. Just like suggesting the Iron Man comic, I told you that Jim Starlin was A comic creator. A man that created an extension of an already vast but compacted universe. The Cosmo’s is about much of the Marvel universe today as it is in New York. Without Jim Starlin’s vision, the Marvel Cinema universe looks extremely different. What would Marvel Studios’ main focal point be if not for Thanos? Ever think that? Of course there are so many Angela_Variant_InvestComicscharacters to go with, but would we really rather see anyone else than Thanos at the helm here? Some would, not saying that Thanos is the be all end all, but this was a fantastic choice to go with no? And it is because of Jim Starlin that comic fans are being treated to the biggest movie extension cinema has ever seen in history. Every single movie is interlocking for essentially one reason right now; Thanos. Starlin is an important puzzle within the realm of the comic book lure that lots are taking for granted. Lots aren’t as well, hence the longer wait times at his comic booth at shows. Don’t forget about what I said about Greg Pak……his lines will be just as long in a few years to come. You read it here first, just like you read why Greg Pak is so important years ago on InvestComics as well. Be sure that when you read the information here to tell others that InvestComics’ hit you up on it, not anyone else or your own. We are leading, the others are reading and just following our lead.

So what’s with all of this Jim Starlin talk? Thanos vs. Hulk (2014) #1 is why. Is Jim Starlin really creating anything new here? Not really, but I’ll tell you what might happen next for comic readers. You see with positive sales showing signs of a sell out down the line, Mr. Starlin will probably bring back the verses comic books. This battle, Thanos vs. Hulk will only trigger fans craving more comics like this. Expect big creator names down the line to put their own stamp on a verses title. Imagine a Superman vs. Batman by Miller? A Spidey vs. Venom by McFarlane? A Batman vs. Joker by Capullo? And the list goes on. Every comic reader/collector loves a good old fashion fight. Imagine the 4 issue or 2 issue battles that would ignite the interest and debate along with the comic book fans. Jim Starlin may have ignited a fire and we all don’t know it yet. Just like the Cosmo’s he put together so long ago and so well. Side note: just in case you’re keeping score at home, Thanos and Hulk first appeared together in 1973; Avengers #118.

Birthright_3_InvestComics Planet_Gigantic_InvestComics Shaft_InvestComicsImages Comics continues their onslaught in delivering stellar stories, which in turn makes for sold out comics, which in turn sometimes makes good for aftermarket sales. Check out Birthright (2014 Image) #3, Tooth and Claw (2014 Image) #2 and Humans (2014 Image) #2. All are showing nice gains with fans and they are reciprocating by buying up the titles.

Angela; Asgards bad ass assassin, makes her Marvel solo comic book series debut in Angela Asgards Assassin (2014) #1. Look for a sold out comic here fans. Will it equate to aftermarket sales? Most likely the CBCS signature series variants. Like one of the covers shown here. Awesome cover by Phil Jimenez. A pricey $50 variant, but if the series heats up, so will your signed and graded variant. Followers of InvestComics’ know that there is in fact money to be made on variants if done accordingly. I have explained for many years that buying random expensive variants and sitting on them is a huge waste of money. Buying certain variants and handling them the way I instruct will usually amount to a return. Again, not all variants will pay in the aftermarket, but being a wise speculator and following each week on here will help you eliminate or cut your losses tremendously. For example. Buying a $20 Battlestar Galactica Death of Apollo (2014 Dynamite) #1 variant or a $20 Shaft (2014 Dynamite) #1 variant will probably put you in the red almost immediately. The only way to get onto the plus side (possibly) with either of these variants is Secret_Six_InvestComics Tooth_and_Claw_2_InvestComics this way. Well only one will maybe give returns. The Shaft variant; get a hold of Richard Roundtree. Get him to sign the variant, get it graded and then maybe you have something brewing. Even then you’ll need a market for it. Is there a Shaft market out there? Is there someone willing to pay a premium for a Ricahrd Roundtree Shaft variant comic? It does make for a nice collectors item for your personal stash though doesn’t it?! The Battlestar variant is a loss in the sense of value. The story is probably fantastic, but monetarily, the variant is a loss.

The amazing Gail Simone is back with a new story for us; Secret Six (2014 4th Series) #1. This looks like a great story and a great pick up. Look for a second printing in the near future.

Blue Beetle and Booster Gold are back together this week in Justice League 3000 (2013) #12. The Inhuman (2014 Marvel) #9 comic will explain what Ennilux Corporation is. Army of Darkness (2014 Dynamite) Volume 4 #1 is practically sold out already as is Planet Gigantic (2014 Action Lab) #2.

Fight_Like_A_Girl_InvestComics Quantum_and_Woody_InvestComicsWolf_Moon_InvestComicsFight Like A Girl (2014) #1 and Wolf Moon (2014 DC/Vertigo) #1 look very interesting. Definitely need to check those out. Wolf Moon; A new Vertigo mini by writer Cullen Bunn? Yes please.

And finally, Valiant gives Quantum and Woody fans a special treat; Valiant Sized Quantum And Woody (2014 Valiant) #1.

See you soon. Invest wisely.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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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

ANGELA Hits Her Mark On Milo Manara’s Variant Cover To GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5!

Marvel Comics sent this sneak peek of Angela on a variant cover. Guardians of The Galaxy #5. Check out the news and the cover below!

ANGELA Hits Her Mark On Milo Manara’s Variant Cover To GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5!

GuardiansOfTheGalaxy_5_VariantManaraShe’s one of the biggest new characters to debut in the Marvel Universe and today Marvel is proud to unveil your first look at Milo Manara’s jaw dropping variant cover to Guardians of The Galaxy #5, featuring ANGELA! Starting this July, Neil Gaiman teams with blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis and fan favorite artist Sara Pichelli to take the angelic bounty hunter to the outer limits of the Marvel Universe in an all new arc starting in Guardians Of The Galaxy #5! Alongside Star-Lord, Iron Man, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamora & Groot – Angela must help the Guardians take down threats putting the galaxy at risk, showing why she’s one of the most feared women in the Marvel Universe!

The arrival of Angela to the Marvel Universe marks one of the most important moments in comics history! With a major player like the fearless warrior making her presence known – no fan can miss how her debut impacts the Marvel Universe and beyond! So what are you waiting for, reserve your copy of the Guardians Of the Galaxy #5 Angela Variant today!

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The most unsurprising, obvious, anti-climactic comic book to hit shelves in years will be coming at us this Wednesday Age of Ultron (2013 Marvel) #10. And in a polybag?!! Marvel for real here?? Here’s the scoop for those living under a rock for the past couple of months (spoilers coming). One, Neil Gaiman is the co-writer on this issue and two, Angela; from Image Comics makes her debut in the Marvel Universe. If the cat is out of the bag, why are we getting this comic on the shelf in a polybag?? So fans cannot thumb through it to see what they already know? Maybe, just maybe Marvel has another surprise in store for us? Hopefully so, because if not this is all extremely lame. Sorry Marvel, but you dropped the ball on this one. Speaking on the topic of lame, Spawn #9 (which everyone on the entire planet owns) is the first appearance of Angela. Why is this lame you may ask? Well for one, this comic came out during the height of the Todd McFarlane Spawn frenzy, so there are bazillion copies of this book out there. It was 1993, the beginning of the end for the speculation market. Don’t believe it? Here’s some healthy numbers (not good collector numbers) to throw at you. How about 371 total graded copies of Spawn #9?! How about 231 of those graded at a 9.8?!! How about 37 signature series books, with 20 of those sitting in the 9.8 spot? No upside here folks, sorry. But, here’s a big but (get your mind out of the gutter), with the talks of Marvel saying they want a strong female lead to star in her own movie, would they actually go with Angela?? Stranger things have happened. Even then, a strong spike would occur upon that news only to level off quickly because of the supply here. Do not get caught up on Spawn #9, meaning do not pay a premium. There are simply too many Spawn #9’s sitting out there.

On the complete opposite side of the spectrum here we have Ultimate Spider-Man (2011 3rd Series) #24 and 100 Bullets Brother Lono (2013) #1 this Wednesday. The opposite side of the spectrum is in regards to the graded territory. The 100 bullets character Lono first appeared in 100 Bullets #5 in 1999. In a much lower print run, this comic has a total of 6 graded comics. 1 at the 9.8 point and 3 signature series coming in at the 9.8 mark. Yes, understood that there is no demand for this comic to the likes of Angela, but what if, what if Warner Bros. branches out and starts bringing some of the awesome Vertigo titles to the big screen or television? There are so many amazing stories sitting in the Vertigo archives it’s an absolute surprise that WB or television hasn’t visited that well as often as they should. But IF and when they do, THIS; 100 Bullets will be tapped. A Showtime announcement from 2011 has never come to fruition, but don’t be surprised when it comes back to life along with other Vertigo titles.

The Power Pack team are set for their first appearance in the Ultimate Marvel Universe in Ultimate Spider-Man (2011 3rd Series) #24. Unlike 100 Bullets #5, Power Pack’s first appearance print run is more than that of bullets. But this shouldn’t deter the collector from still snatching this comic up! Here’s why. First off, Power Pack is based on a kid team right? What better time than the present to get a kid team off the ground and running to a possible cartoon later on? Why not, it’s possible right? Marvel and DC have proven that their cartoon series’ are successful; this would be a no brainer if Marvel hits it with Power Pack. Want more collector nourishment? How about that there are 40 total graded Power Pack #1’s (1984) and a bit top heavy at 20 in the 9.8 range? 7 signature series books, with one in the 9.8 spot. Although the top heavy 9.8’s are a bit of a turn off, it’s still early in the game as they say. Many collectors can find the first appearance of Power Pack sitting in the 50 cent bins at their local comic shop or comic convention. Do not sleep on these kids…kids. Why would Marvel be bringing them back if they didn’t possibly have a plan in place for them? It could be a long shot you’re right, but at 50 cents apiece, what’s to lose right?

Recorded AttacksZombies are amuck once again in the comic universe. This time with Extinction Parade (2013 Avatar) #1. Writer Max Brooks, THE Zombie guru of all zombie guru’s is about to unleash his zombie fest on the comic book genre. Max’s first (and only!) stint in the comic book zombie world came in 2008’s Recorded Attacks from Avatar press. This is a creator who is a bestselling author, the creator of World War Z, and about to make his mark in the comic book industry. Recorded Attacks is an extremely LOW PRINT run comic that has 20 total grades. 4 of which sit at 9.8, 11 signature 9.8’s. Get this comic now fans if you want to be a part of the new zombie apocalypse that is arriving from Max Brooks.

Joe Harris writes the new season of X-Files in X-Files Season 10 (2013 IDW) #1. A possible sleeper from Black Mask Liberator (2013 Black Mask) #1, also check out Wild Blue Yonder (2013 IDW) #1, Baltimore The Inquisitor (2013 Dark Horse) #0, and Spongebob Comics Annual Size Super Giant Swimtacular #1!

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Marvel Reveals Joe Quesada’s All-New Look For ANGELA!

 

The Biggest New Heroine In Comics, Redesigned For Her Marvel Universe Debut!

New York, NY (May 9th, 2013)—She’s one of the biggest new characters to debut in the Marvel Universe in over 20 years, and today Marvel is proud to unveil your first look at ANGELA – redesigned by Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer & superstar artist Joe Quesada! Angela, created by New York Times Best Selling writer Neil Gaiman & industry icon Todd McFarlane, makes her dynamic debut into the Marvel Universe this June, in the star studded conclusion to the critically acclaimed event Age Of Ultron with Age Of Ultron #10!

“Angela is going to make her mark rather quickly. She’s going to hit the ground running and cut a large swath through the Marvel Universe – both literally and metaphorically,” explained Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer, Marvel Entertainment. “ We have huge plans for her, and the mystery of who she is and where she comes from is something I think Marvel fans are going to be blown away by.  Actually, I know they will!”

However, Angela isn’t the only one making her way over to the Marvel Universe as Neil Gaiman makes his long awaited return to Marvel in over six years! Starting this July, Gaiman teams with blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis and fan favorite artist Sara Pichelli to take the angelic bounty hunter to the outer limits of the Marvel Universe in an all new arc starting inGuardians Of The Galaxy #5! Alongside Star-Lord, Iron Man, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamora & Groot – Angela must help the Guardians take down threats putting the galaxy at risk, showing why she’s one of the most feared women in the Marvel Universe!

“It’s no coincidence that Angela’s debut comes around a time when we’re reminding fans that there’s a reason we call the space our stories take place in, the Marvel Universe,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “What Neil and Brian have planned for the character in Guardians of the Galaxy is going to definitely turn some heads, and nobody can miss where it goes from there!”

The arrival of Angela to the Marvel Universe marks one of the most important moments in comics history! With a major player like the fearless warrior making her presence known – no fan can miss how her debut impacts the Marvel Universe and beyond! It all begins in the universe shattering Age Of Ultron #10 in June, and continues in the hottest new book of the year, Guardians Of the Galaxy #5!

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AGE OF ULTRON #10 (APR130589)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by BRYAN HITCH, BRANDON PETERSON, CARLOS PACHECO, ALEX MALEEV, BUTCH GUICE, DAVID MARQUEZ & JOE QUESADA!

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

FOC – 5/27/13, ON-SALE 6/19/13

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 (MAY130589)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & NEIL GAIMAN

Pencils & Cover by SARA PICHELLI

FOC – 7/1/13, ON SALE – 7/24/13

 

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As my wife and I prepare our Groot and Rocket Raccoon costumes for this year’s Boston Con we realized that creating giant trees and massive guns out of PVC pipe and cardboard is a hassle.  This lead to a bet.  I believe that Rocket Raccoon is the next big comic character to enjoy mainstream success.  She’s putting her money on Doop.   She may be better than me at Killer Instinct Gold but I win all the bets and she knows it. So with so many awesome comics to speculate on this month I dedicate this article to my wife who personally approved all these selections with the exception of X-Force 116 ( newsstand ) which I see no reason to include.

Iron Man 54 ( First Moondragon )

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I realize that not all members of the GOTG will be appearing in the film but with so many of Marvel’s Cosmic properties getting love it’s hard not to want this gem.  What I love about it is that the very next issue is one of the most sought after books on the market. If you want to own all the cosmic first appearances you have to buy the ones that fly under the radar too.  Personally I pass on Avengers 112 ( first Mantis ) and Micronauts 1 ( first Bug ).  I see too many copies of those books to recommend a buy.

Tales of Suspense 75 ( first Agent 13 and Batroc )

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George St Pierre is having a good month, first he retains his title against the laughable Nick Diaz and then we find out he’s playing the Captain America 2 villain  Batroc formerly of the French Foreign Legion!   I just hope the costume is exactly like the one he wears in the comics! It’s a strange casting and character to use and that’s why I love it!  This issue can still be found relativity cheap but I wouldn’t wait to buy.

Spawn 9 ( Newsstand only )

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God I cannot believe I am recommending a Spawn book but when Neil Gaiman says Angela is coming to Marvel collectors should pay close attention.  Once upon a time this comic was a hot commodity but like many from the 90’s it cooled off quick. A lot of negativity has been swarming around this character move but when she’s written by Gaiman it could be huge.  There are even rumors that she will be moved to the GOTG team after her introduction in the Age of Ultron!  Here’s the problem though…a ton of these were printed. For now it’s selling well  on the back issue market but how long can that last once the glut arrives?   The good thing is that there’s a newsstand version and it’s not that easy to find.

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I have to mention this Image dud only because it is generating a lot of heat online.  Issue one is selling for big money and the other issues are not far behind.  The only problem?  It’s not a quality read.  Seriously, this comic is poorly written and drawn. I’m not impressed by it and see it’s success as an anomaly in the marketplace.  If you can buy for pennies and flip for big coin then by all means do.  Hold at your own risk if you buy high, ( this book gets no picture because frankly it doesn’t deserve the time  and effort to track one down )

Adventures into Fear 13 ( First Nexus of all Realities )

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Savage Tales 1 ( First Ellen Brandt )

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Unless you are a fan of Man-Thing then you likely don’t know who Ellen Brandt is.  She’s been cast in the new Iron Man 3 film and is directly responsible for creating Man-Thing while trying to replicate the Super Soldier Serum.  Instead she helps create the Man-Thing,  guardian of the Nexus of Realities!  If you don’t know what that is I suggest you start with the issue above!  How Brandt will fit into the film is anyone’s guess but she’s connected to A.I.M. which will play a roll  and she also has connections to Doctor Strange who is going to be part of Marvel’s future film Phases!

Tales of Suspense 78 ( First A.I.M. )

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See above!!!

The Incredible Hulk 272 ( Rocket Raccoon  appearance )

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Recently I have beaten the importance of RR to death but here’s one more nugget for those who see Disney’s marketing potential for a wise cracking Raccoon with big guns.  Just try and remember how few appearance of him there are prior to the Annihilation events.  We all know that his first color appearance is in issue 271 but he also appears in flashback in the very next book!

The Incredible Hulk Annual 5  & Weird World Tales 19

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More GROOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Strange Tales 144

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Actor Maximiliano Hernandez appeared as Agent Sitwell in the Marvel Studios shorts “The Consultant” and “Item 47.” With no Agent Coulson around Sitwell will be reprising his roll in Captain America 2.  Unlike Coulson who’s first appearance could be in Iron Man 2: Agents of Shield, Battle Scars 1 or 6, Sitwell’s first appearance is clearly defined.  Buy low and hold friends.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual 5 ( First Peter Parker’s Parents )

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If you have seen the most recent film then you know that Peter’s Father was the focal point of the after credit sequence.  Could this plot point lead to major implications down the line?  Who knows but that shouldn’t stop you from tracking down this forgotten annual ( especially the rare 2nd print! )

Fantastic Four 206 ( First Nova Corps )

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Of all the cosmic characters I want to see on film Nova is probably 11th on the list right behind Cosmo the Dog.  Whether he or his corps are utilized in the upcoming film remains a mystery but as usual it doesn’t hurt to own an undervalued Bronze Age beauty!

The Defenders 27,28 ( First Starhawk )

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Will Stahawk play a role in Marvel’s GOTG?  Even if he doesn’t these books are great reads and can be found for next to nothing at most comic shops with a comprehensive back issue section.

The Sword that killed Damian Wayne

Damian Wayne’s recent death is a tragedy and it’s not because another Robin has been slain.  DC received a lot of mainstream press for the death and while that may have generated sales I don’t see it a wise long term strategy.  Yes the character can always be brought back but for now readers have lost one of the few bright spots in the entire DCU.  Anyone who reads these speculative articles knows how I feel about DC’s reboot and the mess it has created in terms of continuity.  I assure you that fans of Damian Wayne and Batman in general will feel the negative effects of killing off such a wonderfully crafted comic book youth.

Since it has been revealed that Damian was killed with a sword that has deep ties to the Wayne family the hunt has been on for the sword’s first appearance.  Grant Morrison revealed that the sword appears throughout DC’s Shadow of the Bat, specifically the issues from the 90’s.  Upon hearing this I pulled out the long box and read every issue.  The only swords I found are a cutlass used by ancestors of Bruce and the Sword of Dumas which looks similar but is NOT the sword in question.  Anyone care to find it?  Tweet me @Larfleeze and receive a prize if you are correct!

-Topher