Hot Picks Video #427

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Hot Picks Top 5 #65

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #427 and new comics coming this Wednesday 6/8/16.

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Norman #1 – This book from Titan Comics will be a sleeper. Sleep on this and this little boy Norman may kill you! Titan Comics delivers this sold out book.

Henchgirl #8 – InvestComics has been with this comic since the very first issue release. The number one issue is so hot in the aftermarket right now, with the right grade, you could take care of your pull list for the next 2 months if you sold it. Now this latest issue is sold out too. ALL 8 issues have sold out.

Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 – DC goes for another big status quo change in the new Wonder Woman Rebirth book. The previous Finch run was ridiculously great. Greg Rucka takes on the writing duties from issue one.

Action Comics #957 – It’s back to the original numbering for Action Comics!

Detective Comics #934 – It’s also back to the original numbering for Detective Comics!

Norman #1

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Henchgirl #8

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Detective Comics #934 Eddy_Eber

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Wonder Woman Rebirth #1

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Action Comics #957

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #427. Click the link for more details!

IC 100 Club Pick: Walking Dead #65 – graded 9.9

Civil War II Amazing Spider-Man #1

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Civil War II Gods of War #1

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Flash Rebirth #1

Aquaman Rebirth #1

Wacky Raceland #1

Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #5

Daredevil #8

Vision #8

Civil War II Amazing Spider-Man #1

Civil War II Gods of War #1

Empress #3

Sherlock A Study in Pink #1

Ghoul Scouts Night of the Unliving Undead #1

Midnight of the Soul #1

Pink Panther #1

Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1

Merry Men #1

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InvestComics Hot Picks #427

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Walking Dead #65

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Each week InvestComics seeks out a comic(s) on Ebay for $100 or less and then brings it to the attention of our fans. We call it IC 100 Club Pick. The idea is to get a great book at a great price. We do not own nor are we selling these comics. The comics are found by a random process. We do not know the ebay seller(s), nor are we promoting the Ebay seller. Any knowing from the Ebay seller of InvestComics or its affiliates is purely coincidental. (See disclaimer for more details).

IC 100 Club Pick: Walking Dead #65 – graded 9.9. Here is nothing more than a very high grade Walking Dead comic at a ridiculous price. By Walking Dead aftermarket standards that is. A 9.9 graded, mid-early Walking Dead comic for only $82.38?!? With FREE shipping! A beauty for Walking Dead collectors and comic collectors alike.

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Detective Comics #934 Rafael cover

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Action Comics #957

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Aquaman Rebirth #1

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Flash Rebirth #1

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Lots of changes going on at DC these days. Changes like “Rebirth” and original numbering of titles.
Rebirth titles; Flash Rebirth #1, Aquaman Rebirth #1, and Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 (Greg Rucka writes). All three will bring their own reading enjoyment to each fan. Try not to be so judgmental with the FIRST issue. Get back to us when Captain America hits it’s 18th issue. Marvel knows marketing, don’t be so gullible. So pipe down, relax, breathe everyone, breathe.
Original numbering this week; Action Comics #957. Superman is back in Metropolis. Welcome back NEW Clark Kent! Detective Comics #934. The Eddy Barrows/Eber Ferreira cover rocks. As does the Rafael Albuquerque. Both spectacular.
Check out the highly random Wacky Raceland #1 from DC this week. Written by Ken Pontac and art by Leonardo Manco.

Daredevil #8

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Wonder Woman Rebirth #1

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Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #5

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Detective Comics #934 Eddy_Eber

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InvestComics loves the Deadpool And The Mercs For Money series. Check out Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #5 this week as the series looks for the Mercs and Deadpool to get paid. Wait for the fun and violence to ensue if it doesn’t happen. Please don’t pay them…….
Ron Garney does an incredible Daredevil #8 cover. Be sure to tell Ron he did a great job. As always though! Speaking of excellence, Dale Keown’s Vision #8 cover is a homage to the good ol’ days. “Wish we could turn back time…..” (yes, 21 Pilots.)
Civil War II tie-ins; Civil War II Amazing Spider-Man #1, and Civil War II Gods of War #1. About Gods of War, while many of the Hercules comics over the years have been great reads for the fans, the aftermarket has been extremely dull. Just don’t expect anything God-like on the speculation side. Always expect good storytelling with “Gods” when Hercules involved (ahem, Greg Pak). 
Mark Millar’s Empress was optioned for a movie. Empress #3 comes out Wednesday. Read it, see if you’ll want to see the movie!

Civil War II Amazing Spider-Man #1

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Civil War II Gods of War #1

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Empress #3

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Vision #8

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Every single issue of Scout Comics’ Henchgirl has been featured here on InvestComics. Every single issue has sold out. This week; Henchgirl #8 arrives. And guess what…..sold out. Meet the hottest comic everyone knows about, but you! That’s unless you follow InvestComics. If you would have read our Hot Picks article back in October 2015, we informed readers of a short print run to pick up Henchgirl #1. That same comic is blowing up in the aftermarket (click the link, see for yourself!). A CGC  graded 9.6 sold for $175 two weeks ago. The 9.8 grades are going for MUCH higher. We’re awesome, we know.    
A sadistic-psychopath little boy that kills people. Sound like a good read for ya? Then get Norman #1 from Titan Comics. Written and drawn by Stan Silas. It’s sold out at the distributor, so you may want to grab a copy when you see it. Crazy Norm looks to be a hit right off of the pitchfork (bat). 
Also from Titan Comics comes Sherlock A Study in Pink #1. This is the first time Sherlock will be presented in Manga style in the US. We anticipate its arrival. Manga and Sherlock fans will eat this up as well.

Henchgirl #8

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Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1

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Merry Men #1

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Norman #1

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Sherlock A Study in Pink #1

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More indie’s to check out…..Ghoul Scouts Night of the Unliving Undead #1 (Action Lab Entertainment). Howard Chaykin’s Midnight of the Soul #1 (Image Comics). Pink Panther #1 (American Mythology). Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1 (Boom Studios). Merry Men #1 (Oni Press).

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Hot Picks Video #426

Hot Picks Video #426

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A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 6/1/2016

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Hot Picks Top 5 #64

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article.  Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #426 and new comics coming this Wednesday 5/25/16. We recommend viewing our great site on Google Chrome!

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Deadpool #13 – The awesome four comic crossover solo comic is creating a nice buzz among readers. The Rob Liefeld incentive variant is sold out.

Green Lanterns Rebirth #1 – Look for the characters; Jessica and Simon to lead the charge to mega interest with fans in this Rebirth book.

Lookers #1 – …..And speaking about looking at things, Lookers (Boundless Comics) has sold out across the board.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink #1 – Expect sellouts with Pick getting her own solo comic.

Spider-Man 2099 #11 – The introduction of Sinister Six 2099.

Deadpool #13 Rob Liefeld

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Spider-Man 2099 #11

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Lookers #1

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink #1

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #426. Click the link for more details!

IC 100 Club Pick: Detective Comics #871 graded 9.6.

New 52 FCBD Special Edition #1 (2012)

Justice League #30 – (2014) – Fanboys, keep calm. This is a cameo, not the “official first appearance”.

Green Lantern #0 – (2012)

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Sub-Mariner #5

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Detective Comics #259

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Superman Rebirth #1

Batman Rebirth #1

Detective Comics #259 – (1958)

Batman Beyond #13

Batman Beyond #2 – (2013)

Civil War II #1

Invincible Iron Man #10

Spider-Woman #8

Sub-Mariner #5 – (1968)

Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1

Control #1

Death Force #1

Revisionist #1

Bolts #1

Warriors Creed #1

Night Trap #1

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InvestComics Hot Picks #426

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 6/1/16

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Click on the RED links or the comic cover to buy/bid from All sellers on Ebay.

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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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Detective Comics #871

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Each week InvestComics seeks out a comic(s) on Ebay for $100 or less and then brings it to the attention of our fans. We call it IC 100 Club Pick. The idea is to get a great book at a great price. We do not own nor are we selling these comics. The comics are found by a random process. We do not know the ebay seller(s), nor are we promoting the Ebay seller. Any knowing from the Ebay seller of InvestComics or its affiliates is purely coincidental. (See disclaimer for more details).

IC 100 Club Pick: Detective Comics #871 graded 9.6. It’s kind of a rare thing these days to get a JOCK signature. Anyone that follows InvestComics knows how much we love the artist Jock. We have an entire checklist of our favorite works by him right HERE. So this comic is a graded 9.6 with a Scott Snyder and a Jock signature. For only $99, this is a nice book. 

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Hold on folks, here come the DC Rebirth books. Be on the look out for first appearances. It only takes ONE to breakout and cause quite a stir in the aftermarket. Be on top of these good stories as DC breaths new life into their Rebirth era. Here are some highlights; Green Lanterns Rebirth #1 puts writer Geoff Johns back with artist Ethan Van Sciver on a Green Lantern book. These two make Lantern poetry together. “Newer” Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz (first appearance in Justice League #30 – 2014) and Simon Baz (First appearance was in The New 52 FCBD Special Edition #1 – 2012. First origin was in Green Lantern #0 – 2012) lead the charge here.

Green Lanterns Rebirth #1

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Green Lantern #0

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Justice League #30

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DC The New 52 FCBD #1

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Clark Kent begins his role as the “new” Pa Kent in Superman Rebirth #1.
Batman Rebirth #1 begins a new chapter for DC’s iconic hero. Scott Synder and Tom King write. Calender Man will be the adversary Bats has to deal with in the first issue. And in case you’re wondering, Detective Comics #259 (1958) was the first appearance of Calender Man.
The latest issue of Batman Beyond examines the intricacies of the character Rewire. Check out Batman Beyond #13 for the scoop. Another scoop; Rewire first appeared in Batman Beyond #2 (2013).

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Batman Beyond #13

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Batman Beyond Universe #2

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Batman Rebirth #1

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Superman Rebirth #1

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Detective Comics #259

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Marvel introduces Sinister Six 2099 in Spider-Man 2099 #11.
A mega four issue comic crossover happens all in one comic this week. Where you ask? Only one comic could pull this off, Deadpool #13. Duh! That Khoi Pham variant cover though…….
Marvel’s Civil War II officially gets under way this week. Civil War II #1 is solicited as “CLASSIFIED”. More of the same with Invincible Iron Man #10. Boy we hate that. Now we have to wait another week before finding out what is so “classified”. The Rafael Alburquerque hip hop cover is dope though. We’ll just stare at that until Wednesday’s new comic book day.

Civil War II #1

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Deadpool #13

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Invincible Iron Man #10

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Spider-Man 2099 #11

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Spider-Woman deals with Tiger Shark in Spider-Woman #8. Tiger Shark first appeared in The Sub-Mariner #5 (1968).
The latest spider women event concludes in Spider-Women Omega #1. Cindy-65 being here usual bad as* self on the Yasmine Putri cover.

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie will feature Bebop and Rocksteady, so what better time is there to give fans a comic book dedicated to them? How about now? Check out TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1. Long title, lots of fun.
Dynamite Entertainment starts a 6 part mini; Control #1, written by Andy Diggle.
Writer’s Brendan Fletcher and Kelly Thompson bring the first Pink Power Ranger solo comic ever. This week; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink #1. We expect some sell outs very quick with this one. 

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Spider Women Omega #1

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink #1

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Spider-Woman #8

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Sub-Mariner #5

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A bit of a change of pace from Zenescope Entertainment this week. Check out Death Force #1. He looks like a bad as*!
Avatar’s original book from 1997; Lookers, returns this week from Boundless Comics. Lookers #1.
And more Indie’s to check out this week; Revisionist #1 (AfterShock Comics). Bolts #1 (Danger Zone). Warriors Creed #1 and Night Trap #1 (Lion Forge).

TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1

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Control #1

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Death Force #1

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Revisionist #1

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Lookers #1

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InvestComics Hot Picks #251

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In case you haven’t heard yet (you would have if you’re an InvestComics Facebook or Newsletter fan!), but it looks like InvestComics will be throwing the preverbal hat into the podcast ring. Shaun Cobble and Shaun Sorenson will front “Breaking down the fourth wall with Shaun & Shaun.” Look for fantastic banter about various comics as well as contest, giveaways and guest! Yes InvestComics is proud to be the providing host and home for the show. More announcements forthcoming!

There are plenty of comics to cover this week, so let’s get right to it.

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One of the best idea’s not to come out of Marvel, but is cool anyways is Avengers Arena. As many of you know by now it’s the Hunger Games within the Marvel Universe. That said, this week in Avengers Arena (2012) #3 we get a new matchup’s including X-23 (vs. Cammi – Cammi covered in Hot Picks Avengers Arena #2) and Sentinel (vs. ?, they’re not saying. It’s a secret). So as previously said here on InvestComics Hot Picks, the fun of knowing that a character’s ultimate fate will be met out of a “game” is quite awesome. No pussyfooting around (yes the word pussyfooting was used, so what?). Secondly, these characters are fourth, third, maybe second rate players at best, so you know for the most part they will stay dead for quite some time if not permanently. This isn’t Peter Parker, Clark Kent or Steve Rogers. Everyone knew they’d be back. These Heroes/Villains…..who cares?! Right? So with that; death…. there had to be a birth someplace. X-23 stands a good chance of surviving the Arena, but things can happen! Find X-23’s first appearance in NYX #3 (2004) written by none other than Joe Quesada. Because X-23 is Wolverine’s daughter the comic in the aftermarket commands about $80. Really?? This comic is a bit overpriced, unless there is talk of her appearing in an X- Men film or breaking out anytime soon, stay away at this price. The second character who probably stands more of a chance of meeting his demise is Sentinel. Check out the first appearance in the much hyped at the time, but fell flat Sentinel #1 (2003) from Marvel’s Tsunami line. You can search the 25 cent long boxes at your comic shop for this one.

Value lesson coming up, I will start charging for this so appreciate this folks!

Much of the talk in the last couple of weeks has been about the death of Peter Parker, which in itself is completely silly. Haven’t we been taught anything with Rogers and Kent? Anyone that would pay a premium for Amazing Spider-Man #700, be it a regular cover or Variant is simply not a true comic book collector and has no idea how any of this works. Anyone who SOLD this comic at a premium, first off, you’re welcome (where’s my cut?), second; you are all learning a valuable lesson on the market. Myself, working on Wall Street for 14 years taught me that much is never what it seems and that many times you must strike while the iron is hot. Sometimes you lose though. It’s the nature of the beast, but if you are precise in your comic collecting abilities, you will be able to ONCE in a while buy that $3.99 comic and make an extremely easy profit on Ebay. Such is the case for this week’s Superior Spider-Man (2012) #1. Doc Ock inside of Peter’s body? Peter is not Spidey?? Hmm….unless you haven’t been paying attention at history or what you just read 30 seconds ago, Peter will be back. So what does this mean for Superior Spider-Man #1? Well it means that if you are looking to buy this comic and sit on it for a “value” reason, you’re wasting your time and that’s exactly what that comic will be good for is sitting on the porcelain throne. Here’s a quick tip (I want my cut), remember those people who bought those death of Parker issues for crazy money? Yea those people. Target them again, but with any variant you can possibly find on Superior Spider-Man #1. Those amateurs still believe that Peter will never be coming back and that this is truly the beginning of a “new era.” The 90’s speculation market never went away folks; it just shifted in a different way. If you don’t believe that, well then you’re missing out on easy money.

Marvel quickies: Scarlet Spider (2012 2nd Series) #13 gives us the return of Carlos Lobo! Carlos who?? Yea, remember that 25 cent bin you were looking through earlier? While you’re there, look for Spectacular Spider-Man #143 (1988). This comic will net you the mutant werewolf Carlos Lobo. Avengers #3 introduces the New Adam and on the ridiculous front we get to check out Punisher War Zone (2012) #3. Ready for this? Punisher vs. Thor. Okay bring it, should be a one panel fight, but okay.

DC Comics is set to bring back Steppenwolf in Earth 2 (2012 DC) #8. Who cares right? The real caring dates back to 1972’s New Gods #7. It’s a triple threat issue collectors! First it has the first appearance of Steppenwolf, second it has the origin of Orion and thirdly it’s all done by the King himself; Jack Kirby. Get all of that for a $60 price tag.

Ah…nothing better than seeing a villain take it to Superman once in a while. Take a look at the cover of Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #16 and witness the new Superdoom villain (lame name no?) with his hand around Supes neck. Cool! Now stop the nonsense Clark, kick his ass.

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #16 solicit states a new villain will be interrupting things. Do they mean the Joker? Hope not, saying a new villain means a NEW villain. This new 52 stuff really is silly sometimes. Okay maybe more than sometimes.

And on the independent front we have a relaunch or a “back to basics” sort of deal with Star Wars (2012 Dark Horse) #1 from IDW. With the announcement from Disney about 3 more Star Wars films coming our way, now is a better time than never to pick up the very first Star Wars comics from Marvel. Star Wars #1 (1977) goes for a cool $3,000. This of course is for the 35 cent variant, not the regular 30 cent cover that goes for $80. See cheapo, spend the extra nickel and get something back. Anyway as mentioned, with the new films on the horizon the Star Wars comics are about to get a major jolt. If you can pick up a Star Wars #1 issue for what the asking price is on Ebay, buy it. In 10 years you’ll be very happy that you did. Other interesting looks this week include; Jinnrise (2012 IDW) #1, Plume (2012 Devils Due) #1, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 and Mars Attacks Kiss (2012 IDW) #1.

Have a great week everyone. Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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