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InvestComics Hot Picks 367:

New Release Comics on 4/15/15 (And back issues)

 

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InvestComics came back from Orlando’s MegaCon 2015 this past weekend. A great show as usual. Check out all of the cool coverage on some of the InvestComics social media outlets;

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A fantastic show with a few goodies to give away. Join all of the InvestComics social media outlets to be sure you’re in on the fun.

The winner of the last contest, A Greg Land signed Spider-Woman #4 was from the InvestComics Investing in Comic books 101 (IC Poet Society) Facebook page; Anthony Ross. Congrats again Anthony!

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DC’s Convergence will slay the market with great storytelling. Great storytelling along with DC’s test market too. Yes a test market. Now granted they wanted to put together a killer plot that brought “everything” together, but don’t think for a second they aren’t paying attention to the noise (demand) on what older characters or groups are causing a buzz. A buzz on an older group or character could potentially mean more money in the bank for them down the road. This is where YOU have to pay attention. InvestComics can point out some potential (speculation) on some of the older players, but the speculator also needs to keep their ear to the ground here and pay attention. We cannot call them all and we will miss some, so please fanboy, check yourself before you write emails or post on our InvestComics Facebook/Twitter/Instagram accounts that we missed something. And lest we remind you here, this is all speculation on the point that DC is running a mini marketing campaign without anyone realizing it, except for InvestComics of course. The thought of bringing any of these older obscure characters/groups back front and center may never happen. Some of them were very popular at one point and just lost traction along the way, maybe just maybe this is the door that opens once again for them? Maybe not. Either way it’s fun to speculate and collect first appearances anyway.

The entire DC solicit campaign this week centers on two titles from the 90’s. Zero Hour from 1994 and Kingdom Come from 1996. Two epic series in their own right. Fantastic reads and pure fun. You can get the trades for these books, but the original comics are very affordable. Kingdom_Come_InvestComicsClick those red links to buy them now from Ebay.

Convergence Superman Man of Steel #1 will feature the group Gen13. Anyone remember them? They were hot for a little bit back in the day. So is this one of those marketing ploys DC is testing? You never know right? Just in case you’d like to jump on their first appearance it’s in the overprinted Deathmate: Black comic from 1993. Plenty of copies to be found, not a hard one to find by any means.

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Lady Quark and Ambush Bug will both appear in Convergence Supergirl Matrix #1. Lady Quark first appeared in the unforgettable Crisis of Infinite Earths storyline. Crisis on Infinite Earths #4 (1985) to be exact. Another very easy get here. Ambush Bug first appearance came in DC Comics Presents #52 (1982). One of those weird comics you’ll find in some 25 cent pile someplace. If you don’t feel like searching for it, buy it right here in this article, but not that many copies on Ebay…..interesting. Love these comics because of the creators on them and because there probably aren’t a whole lot of these in great condition laying around.

The character Deathblow has never really emerged as a winner within the DC universe. Appearing in a ton of Wildstorm books, but never making an impact on the DC side. Granted he’s only had a few appearances since 2011, but still. He will be making an appearance in this week’s Convergence Aquaman #1. His first appearance came in Darker Image #1 (1993). One of the easiest comics on planet earth to get.

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Convergence Superboy #1 features an awesome cover by Babs Tarr. InvestComics has spoken about her a few times. An up and comer to watch for.

And just as Convergence #1 had the new Batman (Bunny-Bats) on the variant, Convergence #2 will feature the new look Wonder Woman on its cover. This is sketch variant done by David Finch is sold out. So we can all safely guess where these sketch variant Convergence covers are going right?

Here are the rest of the Convergence titles to check out; Convergence Batman Shadow of the Bat #1, Convergence Suicide Squad #1, Convergence Catwoman #1, Convergence Justice League International #1, Convergence Green Arrow #1 and Convergence Green Lantern Parallax #1.

Archie Comics will make their presence known this week. Check out Betty and Veronica #275 for the first appearance of two new girl transfer students; Violette and Banni. Like as if Archie doesn’t have enough girl troubles in his life right? With all of Archie Comics’ big plans coming in the next few years (movies/television), you never know if they will reach to any new first appearances to make some noise with them. An few variants are available with issue 275 here. Check out that beautiful Adam Hughes variant. How about a sold out Ramona Fradon cover too?

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Also this week from Archie Comics is Archie vs Predator #1. Yes that’s right, no misprint here. The Eric Powell variant is all kinds of wrong, but all kinds of awesome though.

….And Archie Comics imprint Dark Circle releases Fox #1. This looks like a good read. A must get.

Marvel Comics’ Ms. Marvel #14 will have an introduction of a new male character. Not sure what the deal is with him, but his name is “Crush”. Maybe that’s his name, not quite sure yet. We’ll have to wait a few issues to watch this one unfold.

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Ember #0 from Boundless comics looks interesting (scarce on Ebay right now), as does Tithe #1 and Runlovekill #1 from Image.Runlovekill #1 has only one cover, no variants. If this comic takes off, this is a keeper for the time being. Ebay only showing 5 of these comics right now. Definitely worth a look here. Also check out Aquila #1 from Rebellion comics and Bloodshot Reborn #1 from Valiant.

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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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Jay Katz

 

InvestComics Hot Picks #296

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There are an abundance of comics to check out this week. The list is long, but the week is very soft. That said I’ll be sure to let you know which comics to put your emphasis on. Not much here, so look for those back issues.

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One standout comic this week could be Nova (2013 5th Series) #10. Last week with the mention of Nova #19 (1978), many fans were very puzzled by this. I received a few messages on the board, Instagram, and personal email saying “Nova? Really?” Yes Nova, really. If you haven’t been paying attention, let me fill you in a bit.

Marvel Studios are about to embark on a whole new universe of pictures and change everything. Yes they are going to change the way movie goers watch “space/cosmic” films with the release of one film; Guardians of the Galaxy. What this particular film will do is open up the flood gates to introduce Marvel in space; their Cosmos if you will. Yes the film will have to fare well in order for the initial steps to be taken, to progress. If all goes well (which it should), Marvel Studios will be on their way to building a cosmic storyline on the big screen as no one has ever done before (besides Star Wars of course, calm down). Now there is one point though, which has been mentioned on InvestComics a few times, what about failure? What happens WHEN, not IF, When a Marvel Studios movie does not meet expectations at the box office? This will in fact happen, it’s inevitable. It will be very interesting to see how Disney reacts to the bad box office draw. One thing is for certain however, the comic book market will be affected to a degree. The prices will drop back into place where they probably should be and level off. The constant influx of various movies and television show announcements are driving prices batty for quite some time now. THIS will be the crash, NOT the variants, 3D covers, etc. The hyperbole will drive pricing back to reality if expectations are not met in the mainstream. Would you pay $10,000 for a Walking Dead CGC 9.9? Yes someone did. THAT is what you call a bad investment. $10,000 on a first appearance 9.9 of Green Goblin, Lois Lane, or even Wolverine makes sense. These characters are household names. Walking Dead is a hot zombie television show right now. It will eventually run its course and no longer be hot anymore. Granted, good story, good show, but its zombies….that’s it. Yes anyone can say “it’s about the character development and how we follow them” but in actuality, no zombies, no show. Not bashing the show, giving a dose of speculation reality here. Spending $10,000 on the number one issue is a bit of an oversight on that buyers part, but maybe, just maybe I’ll be wrong on this.

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So back to Nova, as explained Marvel Studios will take the leap into space. It’s a risky one with Guardians because no one really knows of them. Rocket Raccoon will be the star in this one, so it’s best you stock up on him. Anyway, Nova has been mentioned in passing by Marvel and through some rumors. If Marvel is reaching out into the space universe, what’s not to think Nova won’t be a part of that? Same with Warlock, Silver Surfer, Death, and maybe Rom! Remember him? How cool would that be to have a Rom movie? Yes wrestling with that toy company can get dicey, but what Disney wants, Disney gets. What it all boils down to is making sure as a speculator that you have all of your Cosmic ducks in a row. Pick up the rare first appearance, those odd number one issues, the status quo change books, and the rare Thanos variants. It will pay dividends down the line IF the Guardians of the Galaxy movie does well. Nova (2013 5th Series) #10 will play pretend and solict this comic as the 100th issue. Gotta love the restarts, five of them for Nova to be exact here. The comic will come with all sorts of variants. The prize variant will be the JG Jones Incentive. A $60 book that can see some decent gains if handled properly. Nova #10 will star the NEW New Warriors (another potential space team down the road). Check out the first appearance of the New Warriors (“old team”) in Thor #411 (1989). A must own.

We like intros don’t we? Of course we do! Ultimate Spider-Man (2012 Marvel Universe) #20 will introduce a new villain named Whirlwind, so check that out. Kick-Ass 3 (2013 Marvel) #5 will do some introducing themselves with a new villain team. Infinity Hunt (2013) #4 plants the seeds of Marvel’s next major event. Are we tired yet of these major events? And speaking of Infinity, Infinity (2013 Marvel) #6 will conclude with an oversized issue as Thanos fights everyone! And incidentally, Iron Man #55 is Still a must buy. Avengers Assemble (2012) #21 hints at the team Inhumans. The Inhumans are about to have a breakout year next year. Get on top of Fantastic Four #45 (1965) for the first appearance of the Inhumans. Staying on topic with the Avengers, Avengers Arena (2012) #18 will see its final issue this week. With more death and a launching pad for something else. Something major will be happening in All New X-Men (2012) #19 so be sure to glance through that book. Damian Son of Batman (2013) #2 is sold out for the most part on the retail level. The variants are completely sold out. The Andy Kubert black and white variant would be a nice CGC sig series flip book. Forever Evil Argus (2013) #2 will highlight Deathstroke. One of the baddest dudes in the DC Universe. If you’re a regular reader of this column each week, you already know that InvestComics is a huge Deathstroke supporter. I have always felt that the Deathstroke character is on the cusp of some serious play, but DC doesn’t know exactly what to do with him (i.e. Nightwing). Yes they finally put him on television (sparingly), but that’s not enough. Get this guy going already. Bigger role on the show, movie appearances, chop chop DC! A huge recommendation throughout the years on InvestComics has been The New Teen Titans #2 (1980) and it will continue to be in BUY mode with InvestComics. And for those keeping score at home, Forever Evil Argus #2 variant is sold out, which means absolutely nothing on the speculator side of things. Geoff Johns will be hitting all out on Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #25. The conclusion to the “Death of a King” storyline. The new Superior Spider-Man event begins this week; The Darkest Hour in Superior Spider-Man (2012) #22. Venom will have his first run in with Superior Spidey in this issue. This should be very interesting. In the “in case you missed it” department, DC will release Sandman Overture (2013) Special Edition #1. The issue will feature a bunch of useless extras if you’re interested.

IDW will bring back a cult favorite in Sam Keith’s Maxx Maxximized (2013 IDW) #1. A collector can buy the first appearance of Maxx in the overprinted Darker Image #1 (1993).

Black Science (2013 Image) #1 will be THE Image Comic to grab this week. Already sold out at the retail level, but the $10 Midtown Comics variant will be the one to get if this comic makes an impact in the aftermarket. IDW’s Mr Peabody and Sherman (2013 IDW) #1 variant is sold out. Never Ending (2013 Dark Horse) #1, Quest (2013 Zenescope) #1, and Sledgehammer 44 Lightning War (2013) #1 are all on the verge of selling out.

Invest wisely,

Jay Katz

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