InvestComics Hot Picks #356

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 1/28/15

A few things to go over before we get to the shorten edition of this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks.

Our sister company Capital Grading Services announced they will be at this year’s MegaCon in Orlando. Stan Lee will be in attendance, so make sure to get any Stan Lee books you’d like to get signed over to CGS soon to secure a spot before the limit max’s out. There will be plenty of other fantastic creators there as well, so be sure to check on the MegaCon website often right HERE. Pricing will be updated regarding Stan Lee signatures, so please be patient. If you find out before we do, then by all means let us know so that we can confirm it and update the site. The Capital Grading Services is updated as of right now with the banner and link regarding pricing for all tiers. Check that out right HERE. Fantastic guest list as always, be sure to get your books in before the deadline.

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InvestComics_1We’re almost a month into 2015 already and we haven’t mentioned a very special anniversary coming up. In July of this year, InvestComics will be celebrating its ten year anniversary. Ten years of some amazing articles, interviews, videos and so much more. In celebration of our 10 years, each week we will post a little something reflecting on our awesome run. Pictured to the right is the very first InvestComics magazine that was published in 2007. It was a monthly magazine detailing some comics we deemed necessary for speculators to look out for. We spoke about Deathlok’s first appearance and how we felt he would eventually hit the big screen or television one day. Astonishing Tales #25 was a great book to pick up back then and it’s a great book today. Things don’t change that often because many of our speculation picks come to fruition around here quite often. It’s a natural progression to always be on top at InvestComics and we will continue to always do so. Dating back a few years ago (2012), InvestComics went to Tates’s Comic shop to cover the very first DC Hero Initiative sketch cover event (Tate’s Comics – Hero Initiative Event). We are proud of this video for so many reasons. First and foremost, the event explained the importance of Hero Initiative. Secondly, getting perspective from the fans about what Hero Initiative means to them, Third, speaking with Alex Saviuk was fantastic, and then some nice pictures of the the actual covers themselves. AND it also features the awesomeness of Jo. Shes’s the manager at Tate’s. Check out the short video below. We hope you enjoy it as much as we had making it.

Spider_2099_Spider_Verse_InvestComicsDeathstroke_4_InvestComicsSpider-Verse continues this week and you know how we feel about that here at InvestComics. For the newer subscribers here on InvestComics, we can tell you that we are big on buying anything Spider-Verse at this point. InvestComics was saying this way before Spider-Verse even started. There are simply too many variables with this massive crossover event. Too many possibilities of a breakout character or a surprise introduction. Get Spider-Man 2099 (2014 2nd Series) #8 this week and enjoy the read. Even if nothing substantial happens in this book, it’s still a great story line.

Speaking of substantial. Recent news says that Marvel will be doing a complete overhaul of their universe. So what does this mean for new titles like Uncanny Avengers (2014 Marvel) 2nd Series #1? Will all number ones moving forward mean anything in the new Marvel Universe? I think Marvel may have touched on this, but most of us stopped reading after we realized that Marvel is essentially doing a New 52 move but on steroids. Which is okay because lets face it, Marvel (Disney) are here to make money and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! Many fanboys will moan and groan about change, but it’s about keeping a business thriving and fresh, not about keeping things in a constant “norm” to satisfy a nostalgic bunch. Things change and change is good. Those fanboys that whine Bitch_Planet_2_InvestComics Uncanny_Avengers_1_Marvel_InvestComicswill be the first to buy the new Marvel universe books because those are the same ones who claimed never to buy a Spidey book again after Joe Quesada turned everything upsidedown.

Deathstroke will make his way into Gotham in Deathstroke #4. You have to check this book out. Tony Daniel is killing it as he usually does. How is this dude not a huge draw at comic conventions is a huge mystery. Seriously. InvestComics for years and years has been calling this guy out since his amazing AMAZING Batman run.

Image Comics will give readers the second issues of two hot number one comics. Bitch Planet (2014) #2 and They’re Not Like Us (2014 Image) #2 are set to arrive after their first issues sold out. Looks like more of the same here. Two other Image titles are on the cusp of selling out; Casanova Acedia (2014 Image) #1 and Dying and the Dead (2014 Image) #1.

It’s always interesting to read a new DC/Vertigo title. Check out Effigy (2015 DC/VERTIGO) #1. Looks like the typical edgy goodness of a Vertigo title. Good stuff.

Punks_The_Comic_4_InvestComicsPunks The Comic (2014) #4 pays homage to a very familiar Marvel comic cover. And Find (2015 Comixtribe) #1 and Munchkin (2014 Boom) #1 look interesting.

See you soon. Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 3-3-10

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InvestComics news and Hot Picks! A hint at 2 articles that will hit InvestComics next week and rock!! Click ahead now!

Last week Action Comics #1 became the very first million dollar comic. It was also last week that Detective Comics #27 was bidding around the $420,000 mark with a few days left to bid. So in the end, Batman proved to be a bigger draw than Superman as far as first appearances go selling OVER a million dollars. Congrats to the winners on their wins. Now only if Todd McFarlane could return that million dollar baseball…..Finally, check out who could be cast to play Captain America! I could care less at this point who they get. Every person Hollywood picks to play a part I used to say, nah Michael Keaton, Toby Maguire, Hugh Jackman, they won’t work. Apparently Hollywood knows a lot more than I do in this department so I have kept an open mind to any choice’s they have made as of late. Dying to see Cap, Thor Green Lantern, all of these are going to rock.


InvestComics newest IndieCreator article focused on “Working Title’s” Alex Rodrik of Comics Bulletin. A great article as always Bob! Coming up next week though, a HUGE article from Bob Heske’s IndieCreator with…..nah you’ll have to wait for this one. It’s going to be big!! I can tell you though that this creator has one of the hottest indie titles on the market today. His book will be coming out next week, so a little “food for thought.”
The hot new section on InvestComics 10 For The Pros came out with Tim Seeley. Tim is always an awesome interview and InvestComics looks forward to crossing paths with him again in the future. Another tease here, 10 For The Pros will have a big artist next week a creator that also has a very hot Indie title out right now. If you want any hints on this one go to the InvestComics Forum under the “Independent Comics” section. 


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kevinsmithsgreenhornet1.gifdetectivecomics862.gifOkay so Kevin Smith was in the news this past week for all the wrong reasons. If you don’t know what it’s about, I’m not telling you because I could care less about it. What IS to care about is Kevin’s new Green Hornet #1 comic from Dynamite. Looks as though Dynamite will be going with 5 different covers for this one. If you want to make some cash, look for Alex Ross’ 1 in 200 copy variant to ultimatecomicsnewultimates1.gifwolverineweaponx11.gifcommand some nice money in the aftermarket when this book sells out. Get it graded for some serious cash back on your investment.
Detective Comics is hitting on all cylinders lately. Creators Rucka & Jock are introducing a new villain into the mix. His name is Cutter. Check out DC #862 for all the mayhem. Marvel is continuing to reintroduce us to the Ultimate universe. Check out Ultimate Comics: New Ultimates #1 from Frank Cho and Jeph Loeb. The Ultimate line looks to be making a strong comeback.
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be the sleeper sell out of the week. “Tomorrow Dies Today” part 1 with none other than cult fan favorite Deathlok. Deathlok will be making his presence known astonishingtales25_1974.gifonce again in the Marvel universe so once AGAIN InvestComics directs you to the year 1974. Astonishing Tales #25 -1st appearance of Deathlok & First published work of Legend George Perez-. This comic is a very strong buy at $75. This comic today remains one of the most undervalued first appearances out there right now. If you do not have this comic, buy it. A very good investment here.

 

 

 

Here are some more Hot Picks coming out this Wednesday…… 

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See you all next week. Invest wisely.

Jay K

 

Comics & Cinema – The Wish List

 

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Comics & Cinema heads your way this week with a wish list. What comics do you want to see on the big screen? Check inside for some outside the box picks….

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Welcome to another edition of Comics & Cinema. This week we’re going to focus on my wish list. Maybe you’ll agree with some of my wishes, maybe you won’t, but let’s all have fun with the fantasy of maybe one day seeing ‘your’ wish comic hero/villain on the silver screen. To break it down in some sought of order instead of total chaos, I’m going to break down by company and give you some key issues or first appearances within the article. So let’s all start daydreaming with the first of the ‘Big 2′ companies…..

 

 

marvellogo.gifMarvel – Is there a better product on the market today for Hollywood? Probably not and the Exec’s feel this way too. Thing is, DC would have some serious fire power too if they’d just get going already! Don’t get me started with DC again.

So with the usual suspects getting tossed around every day like Deadpool or Venom, we all need to take a step back and look at the library that Marvel has to offer. We all understand that Thor is probably going to be a sick film. The Avengers will be epic. Yes Marvel has their ducks in a row and yes fans will enjoy these films greatly. Let us remember though, this article is not for the mainstream right now; it’s about thinking outside the box a bit and daydreaming. 

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The first Marvel character I’d love to see hit the screen would be Thanos. Let’s get that Silver Surfer movie going and introduce this guy, thus spinning him off into his own solo movie. Think about this a minute. Marvel has spent the last couple of years absolutely killing the market with everything Cosmic from Annihilation to the War of Kings. Fans are eating this stuff up. It’s storytelling at its best here folks, that’s why it’s doing so well. A List of Cosmic heroes that could appear on film…..Warlock, Drax, Guardians of The Galaxy, Quasar, Terrax and Captain Marvel!!  With that said where is the epic Marvel ‘Space’ movie?  The Cosmo’s await their turn on the silver screen and a Thanos flick would be a choice that would be a hand down slam dunk. Thanos first appeared in the original Iron Man series in 1973 and will cost you about $300. This is a comic that is well worth the 300 bills collectors. If, a big if here Thanos ever got a green light to appear on screen, this comic triples in value. If he doesn’t get the screen time, this comic will still increase in value just at a slower pace. Thanos is a favorite among fans and Iron Man #55 will always be sought after.

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We go from the Cosmo’s to flat out action Sci-Fi with Deathlok. Yes there has been rumblings about this guy, but let’s get it done! This in my opinion would be another big success. This movie needs to be done as the same feel as the Blade Runner. It needs to be dark and edgy. It needs to feel dirty and grimy. The movie needs to take us on the journey of darkness that Colonel Luther Manning experiences through the army to his demise to the guinea pig that he becomes. The pig becomes a Cyborg killing machine. Anyone remember that cool movie with Claude Van Damme and d Dolph Lundren called Universal Solider? Deathlok along the lines of that, but with more gloom would make for a fun time…..for us that is, not Luther. Deathlok’s first appearance is in Astonishing Tales #25, it comes in at a mere $70 in VF and is also George Perez’ first professional work ever. If you don’t know who George is, stop reading this and go Google him. A first appearance 1974 Bronze Age, first George Perez work for $70?? This movie needs to be made and this comic needs to be in your collection. Nuff said.

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My last two comics from my Marvel wish list are 2 characters that Marvel blatantly ripped off of DC, but perfected them for the movie screen. Understanding that Batman translated extremely well to screen (Michael Keaton/Christian Bale) Marvel has a character in their arsenal that would be unbelievable if ever captured on screen. DC has their Dark Knight and Marvel has their White Knight….Moon Knight. First appearing in Werewolf By Night #32, this is another one of those Bronze Age comics that is way undervalued and is a great buy right now. Moon Knight’s first appearance could be picked up for $100 these days in some markets. That is an absolute ridiculous buy. When the new Vengeance of Moon Knight title came out and sold out quickly, it’s saying that Marvel fans want to see this dude in action. Taking a look at InvestComics Hot Picks from 9-30-09 (http://www.trendingpopculture.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=682&Itemid=35) one could see that Moon Knight is on the top of the wish list. The Hot Picks for that week also gives a bit more insight on the reason or what to look at as far as the Moon Knight movie. Marvel would score a huge hit with this one if ever made in the Batman lore. So the last character on the movie wish list is actually featured on the Hot Picks this week, on the same cover as Moon Knight! Yes this is 100% pure coincidence; Sentry needs to get on Marvel’s movie radar. Marvel’s answer to DC’s Superman would make for some great storytelling as well as a big ‘up yours’ from Marvel if they could pull off the Superman movie DC should have done. Yes Sentry is a completely different character is so many ways, but the similarities are there as well. While I could go through them, one of the most glaring similarities is the ‘S’ on the costume. While Superman’s ‘S’ is totally iconic (we all know, so please Superman fans, sit down chill), Sentry brings some new blood into the whole mystic alien from another planet, superpower dude. Sentry is Marvel’s Superman as Moon Knight is Marvel’s Batman. These two would simply blow away movie goers because of the fact that Marvel always brings a human side to their characters that the average person relates to. Somehow Marvel would make The Sentry a bit human or make you understand his struggles. Did anyone feel this way in the last Superman movie? Superman II with Christopher Reeves, yes now that was the greatest Superman movie ever made! 

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dclogo.gifSpeaking of Superman, let’s move over to DC. We have all heard by now about the new ‘DC Entertainment ‘deal. DC is anteing up and it’s a win/win for everyone. Comic book fans have much to look forward to in the coming years…hopefully. Just like Marvel the usual suspects line up at the door with the mention of a DC movie. Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Shazam, Flash, etc. Again I will focus on characters that should get some consideration. Omega Men would be an unusual pick, but would be a great sci-fi flick, first appearing in Green lantern #141 this extraterrestrial superhero team is a team with different aliens, different attitudes, personalities and abilities. What more is there to need for a hit movie here? Maybe a ‘Pixar’ type animated movie is in order here? Who knows, bottom line Omega Men would be a good sci-fi movie! 

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Speaking of Shazam earlier as being one of the usual suspects, how about a Black Adam film instead? Total bad as* Black Adam could be a complete villain film where the villain just whoop’s everyone’s butt. When was the last time any movie goers got to see a bad guy win? Why not set up a series of movies where Black Adam rises to power and meets up with Shazam in the third movie, where ‘finally’ our ‘hero’ wins. It would set a different tone in the movie industry where the villain for a couple of movies is running the table. Get his reintroduction into the DC Universe in Shazam: The New Beginning #1 (1987 – Post Crisis) at $3.

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DC has an assassin that pre-dates Marvel’s Deadpool and would give the Merc with the mouth a huge run for his money. Slade Wilson A.K.A Deathstroke, DC elite assassin is an excellent choice for a comic book movie. Much like Black Adam, this sometimes anti-hero is just an entirely different animal when it comes to the rest of the DC Universe in many ways. Deathstroke in a movie that goes along a vibe of ‘Bourne Identity’ or even ‘Point of No Return’ would be box office gold. Get Slade’s first appearance in The New Teen Titans #2 from 1980 for around $80. An undervalued comic, get it now. 

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DC has done so well with the Christian Bale Batman movies; why not go with a Nightwing movie? This character is one of DC’s most underrated and messed up.Nightwing has huge potential but just simply is not used right or cannot get him of the right track. A would be dark edge film for such a character that has so many questions, doubts, anger, violent streaks needs to get on film! The best part, he could constantly bring up how bitter he is towards Batman and eventually have a battle cameo of Batman in the Nightwing movie! Fanboys would eat this up, including me. Get Nightwing’s first look in Tales of The Teen Titans #44 (1984) for only $4. Only $4 you say? Yes, it was the 80’s folks and speculation existed at a fever pace thus mass production ensued. So the value of this first appearance should be more, but supply exceeds demand here. 

 

 

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imagelogo.gifImage Comics has only 1 character that would translate nicely to screen in my opinion. Getting away from the Invincible or Youngblood or Wilcats, one of my favorite characters out of the Image Universe library is Dale Keown’s ‘Pitt’. The Pitt has all the makings of a hit film within the structure of the character base. The Pitt is a monstrous alien looking creature with claws, fangs and a severe aggression problem. Then you have the little boy Timmy. Timmy is Pitt’s genetic equal in some ways and serves as the ‘Elliot’ if you will. For all of you who are saying ‘Who’s Elliot?’ he’s the little boy from E.T. If you are now saying, ‘who’s E.T.?’ stop reading and go to bed. The Pitt has similarities to the Hulk as far as the character structure goes, which was proven in the Image/Marvel crossover in 1996. Dale Keown has done a lot of Hulk work for Marvel, then the Pitt for Image, so it was only a natural chain of events to occur for Dale to draw these two together in the same comic. The Pitt first appeared in rob Liefeld’s Youngblood #4 in 1992. This comic in its mass production could probably be found in some 50 cent long boxes at some conventions or your local comic shop. Wouldn’t it be fun to see Image one up Marvel to show them how a Hulk movie should be done?

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idwlogo.gifAn Image hero that used to be on board would have been a second choice for an Image Comic movie, but is now with IDW. He’s was originally from the defunct Capital Comics line. His name is Badger. Only a few things need to be known about this guy to understand why it would indeed be a successful movie. First and foremost, he’s a master of the martial arts. Second, he’s a Vietnam vet and third Badger has a multiple personality disorder. What fun! IDW (Hollywood, whoever here) would have multiple angles here. You’d have the excellent fighter dude, the war hero and a hero that suffers from being different people. Think Chuck Norris meets Me, Myself and Irene. Yes this would be a hoot! Check out Badger’s first appearance from 1983 in Badger #1, a cheap comic that would have some upside if the character was put into a more predominant role in some sort of hero/villain universe. Badger would be an entertaining movie with lots of jokes and with some serious as* kicking.

Well that’s about it for my comic book movie list. Do know that my list changes on a daily basis! These are just a few that came to my head as a thought if someone were to ask ‘what comic movie do you want to see made?’ There are thousands of characters and over 70 years to choose from. What would be your choices? Think of some outside the box and we’ll talk about them right here on Project Fanboy.

See you all soon and remember to turn off your cell phone when reading this article. We need quiet in this theater.


Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz
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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 2-4-09

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Marvel releases a couple of comics this week that should have collectors going to the $1 bins as well as the showcase wall at your local comic shop.

 

 

 

Marvel’s also releasing their third installment of a red hot series, 2 Ultimate heroes go at it in a new number one issue, a new team book and they do the old swap of male to female gender on a character that has been around for quite some time. So it seems to be a busy week for Marvel while DC comics release’s only 10 comics this week. Also, check out some Independents making the list. 

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Astonishing Tales  Vol 2 # 1   Marvel brings back a comic that had some success back in the early 70’s. It looks like some good old comic book fun coming back into the fold in 2009. With the second go around here, Astonishing will be brought to you in a double sized every month with various artist and writers contributing to the comic. Here’s the hunch though, way back in 1974 Astonishing Tales # 25 gave birth to a Marvel character that has not been around the Universe in a way that he deserves. Many times Marvel has given some sort of rumblings on how they’d like to see Deathlok come back in the mix. Marvel just never had the right time or storyline to do so. What better way than to‘re-introduce’ him in his own title he was created in some 35 years later? InvestComics has been big on Astonishing Tales # 25 for a long time and now might be the time to start on the Deathlok bandwagon again. This character is destined to be a huge force in the Marvel Universe, get the first appearance at a good starting bid right now, you’ll be happy you did. 

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darkhawk1.gifWar Of Kings Darkhawk #1  The same semi-scenario is playing out here with Darkhawk as previously explained with Astonishing Tales. Big difference plays out with Darkhawk being a character that is sort of established already within the Marvel Universe. The second difference is that you could actually find Darkhawk # 1 in the dollar bins in some comic shops across your way. Marvel begins the push right here with Darkhawk. Will he be a force as Marvel hope’s he will be one day? At a dollar a piece for his first appearance, who cares if he does?

 

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Ultimate Hulk Vs. Wolverine # 1

 

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Mighty # 1  Winter Solider wants his ‘A’ back DC.

 

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Here Are Some Spectacular Covers for the upcoming week……… 

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See you next week.

Invest Wisely. 

Jay Katz