Hot Picks – Top 5 #43

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Amazing Spider-Man #611 (2009) – The first appearance by Deadpool in a Spider-Man comic. A fantastic book to own since both of these characters are so popular and are starring in their first monthly team up comic. Furthermore, with the Deadpool character becoming an obvious main staple within the Marvel universe, a first team up comic with these two is an easy decision purchase to make for your collection. And that Young cover is becoming a classic as the years go by.

Spider-Man Deadpool #1 – This is the team up comic many Marvel fans have been clamoring for. It’s going to be a great ongoing title. Wait until they bring the Spider-Gwen/Gwenpool team up into the fray as we are predicting. Wow will this be a huge comic. And the Liefeld variant to go along with that team up? Yes, it’s going to be big. Well, we’re getting ahead of ourselves, but that Gamestop Spider-Man Deadpool variant is creating quite a stir in the aftermarket itself!

Howard The Duck #3 – Speaking of Gwenpool, last week InvestComics gave fans a heads up on this variant. There was some kind of delay in putting these out for sale. Now that they go on sale THIS week, they’re sold out! Good luck finding a copy at your local retailer. Click the link, get it on Ebay.

Doctor Strange Vol 4 #4 – Deadpool wins! Wins the most appearances in the InvestComics Top 5 list that is. Here he is again appearing on a random Doctor Strange variant.

Swamp Thing #1 – Swamp Thing gets another redo. Seems many DC Comics these days are, but that’s a conversation for another time. As said in the InvestComics Hot Picks article, Swamp Thing has always fared well for DC as far as longevity is concerned. This title should be no different then past success with writer Len Wein and artist Kelley Jones at the helm. Get your read on here, this is going to be awesome.

 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #405 (Click the link to read now!)

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IC 100 Club Pick – Nova #1 (1976) – First appearance of Nova – Click To Buy It Now

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Doctor Strange #4 – Deadpool variant – Click to Buy/Bid

Nova #1 (1976) – Graded 9.0

Four Eyes Hearts of Fire #1

Four Eyes (2010)

The Eighth Seal #2

House of Secrets #92 (1971) – First appearance of Swamp Thing.

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #1

A-Force #1

Darth Vader #15

Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 

Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1

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X-O Manowar #43 – Mike Choi variant – Click to Buy/Bid

X-Force #4 (1991) First time Spider-Man and Deadpool appear in a comic book together.

New Mutants #98 (1991) First appearance of Deadpool. 

True Believers Deadpool #1

Weirdworld #2

Bubba the Redneck Werewolf

X-O Manowar #43

Replica #2, Last Contract #1, and Interceptor #1

Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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IC 100 Club Pick – Nova #1 (1976) – First appearance of Nova – Click To Buy It Now

Before we hit the Hot Picks this week, we wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! To bring in the New Year we’re going to debut a new feature within the Hot Picks articles. It will be called “The IC 100 Club”. This new feature will post a comic book that will be click-able to buy/bid on Ebay and cost $100 (or $99). We do not own/sell the comics we post about. Every click-able comic is from any/all Ebay sellers on Ebay that have the particular comic we feature within their inventory (the same applies to all of our articles – please see our disclaimer). The idea here is to point out a comic on Ebay that is affordable and has some substance/value to it within the $100 mark. This is a trial feature and we will probably expand on this feature as time goes on. As of right now, the InvestComics Facebook page already features a random spot called “InvestComics Ebay Find”. The feature on Facebook gives fans an opportunity to check out random comics we see fit and sharing. Maybe our IC 100 Club will expand on there? Maybe we will have an IC 50 Club pick too? Maybe a featured article on InvestComics? All in good time friends!
The first IC 100 Club book is Nova #1 (1976) graded 9.0. The first appearance of Nova. Grab this for $100 with free shipping. InvestComics has written about the Nova character for years and this book is a beauty. Maybe get it pressed and bump up the grade a bit? Either way, a 9.0 for $100 is a fine purchase. It’s a “Buy It Now”, so good luck!

Four Eyes Hearts of Fire #1 will continue where Four Eyes (2010) left off. The new release will be from the original 2008 team; Writter Joe Kelly and Pencils by Max Fiumara.
Gotta love the disturbingly eerie cover to IDW’s The Eighth Seal #2 (cover at the bottom of this article). Kudos to Travel Foreman here.

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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House of Secrets #92 (1971) – Click to Buy/Bid

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Swamp Thing comics have always fared rather well for DC Comics. Many restarts/volumes lasting many years. One of which lasted 14 years. That’s quite an amazing feat to have any comic last that long. The original co-creator, legend Len Wein (writer) will be given the task of making Swamp Thing relevant in today’s crowded superhero genre. Swamp Thing #1 features Len as the writer and art from the great Kelley Jones. We think Swampy will succeed here, not only because of the tremendous talent on this book, but maybe because of the craving of something “different” within the comic book selection on the shelf from one of the “big 2”. We’re not saying there aren’t any assorted titles from DC or Marvel to choose from outside the costumed hero lure, but Swamp Thing is not your average everyday superhero comic.
A fantastic comic to possess in your collection is House of Secrets #92 (1971). Not only is this comic the first appearance of Swamp Thing, but it’s also Len Wein writing with another legend on pencils; Bernie Wrightson. What is there not to love about this comic? Seriously.

The ever so popular Injustice comic story line reaches its pinnacle. Check out Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #1.

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Howard The Duck #3 – Click to Buy/Bid

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A-Force #1 gets a new number one issue after 6 months of it’s previous number one issue. In the July 2015 number one issue release, Singularity was introduced. She leads the team in the 2016 number one issue this coming Wednesday. Whew, got all that? The coolest thing about all of this? The ridiculously awesome N.W.A. A-Force #1 cover. Ahh, the good ol’ days!

The Vader Down crossover story concludes in Darth Vader #15.
A Deadpool variant cover for the new Doctor Strange Vol 4 #4 comic? Yep. A bit random no? Slow sales??

InvestComics spoke about Howard The Duck #3 (Vol 5) last week as the Marvel Hot Pick of the week. Read that article right HERE if you’d like. It was delayed, it comes out this week and guess what?? It’s sold out.
Two other delayed comics already touched on last week that will release THIS Wednesday; Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 and Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1.

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Here is a copy and paste directly from the InvestComics Facebook page (You really really should get over and like our Facebook page. A lot of individual comic picks, contest announcements and interesting things happening over there!) from November 30th………..
The Spider-Man/Deadpool team-up comic will put two very successful characters together in one book every month. We will most likely see a Spider-Gwen/Gwenpool team-up within these pages too. Probably a Rob Liefeld variant or two as well. With all of that cool stuff waiting in the horizon, here’s the first team-up with Spider-Man and Deadpool for mega cheap on Ebay. X-Force #4 (1991).”
Now granted there are probably enough copies of this comic to fill up Yankees Stadium, but it’s probably close to if not maybe a little more/less than say a New Mutants #98 (1991) comic. Maybe you’ve heard of that comic? And let us stress here, in no way are we comparing the first appearance of Deadpool to the first time Spidey and Deadpool appear in the same comic, but X-Force #4 is a significant issue in regards to the history of these two characters. Another comic to buy would be Amazing Spider-Man #611 (2009). This comic features the first time Deadpool appears in a Spider-Man title. It might be the better buy even though it’s 19 years after they first met up in the X-Force book! It’s the first Spidey book and it probably has a lower print run than the 1991 X-Force book. A bit astonishing actually that it took 19 years for Deadpool to make it over into a Spidey book. Crazy right? 
Writer Joe Kelly and artist Ed McGuiness will absolutely kill it with the new team-up title. As we also mentioned in our Facebook post, wait until the first Gwenpool/Spider-Gwen team-up hits. The comic book internet will explode. Especially the Rob Liefeld variant or the Robbi Rodriguez variant. It’s going to be big and we predict it will eventually happen in this title. Anyway you slice it (no pun intended) Spider-Man Deadpool #1 will be sold out very soon. One last thing, that Gamestop variant (pictured at the top of this article) is an instant classic. Only one available on Ebay right now.Probably many more to come, sit tight. 
Staying on topic for a moment here. Did the aftermarket go out of your range regarding that first appearance of Deadpool? Fear no more! Behold True Believers Deadpool #1! A reprint of New Mutants #98. The same cover and all too. Neato! (AW). Bet there will be less copies of this comic than the original 1991 version! Not many of these appearing on Ebay at the present time, once again, sit tight. They will be coming.

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X-Force #4 (1991) – Click to Buy/Bid

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Weirdworld #2 introduces Catbeast. Silly name, buy it anyway. You never know.

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Creature Entertainment will give fans Bubba the Redneck Werewolf one shot this Wednesday. Based on the long running series from Mitch Hyman. Written by Mitch and art from Roberto Torres. Fun times here!
Valiant Entertainment’s X-O Manowar #43 promises to be a perfect jumping on point. Where were you before this issue?? A beautiful Mike Choi variant available too.
Other comics to check out; After-Shock Comics’ Replica #2, Last Contract #1 (Boom Studios), and Interceptor #1 (Heavy Metal).

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Bubba The Redneck Werewolf 1

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X-O Manowar 43

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Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

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Creator Spotlight – Bernie Wrightson

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Bernie Wrightson is an artist that once you see his art for the first time, you identify with it immediately. Every time you see it thereafter, you’ll recognize it. His art captivates you. The darkness, the detail, the realism is like no other. Granted, all artist have their styles and each one brings a different reaction/feeling to the table, but Bernie is a unique one.

InvestComics will walk readers through some of Mr. Wrightson’s work throughout the years, touching on some key issues from him. He is the master within the horror genre. You look at his work and it evokes so many emotions, most being scared, or feeling alone, or oh crap I’m about to die. Mr. Wrightson is a legend within the comic book industry and you should be educated in knowing him if you don’t. Read about some of Bernie’s history right HERE and go to the Bernie Wrightson official website HERE for some spectacular galleries and information about where you can meet up with this legend.

Here are some of the key books InvestComics would like to point out to our fans. Keep in mind here that Mr. Wrightson has a very large catalog and we simply will in fact miss books that you the fan deem necessary to include, but this is why we have Facebook, the message area below, Instagram, etc to have your voice heard. Tell us what your favorite works are from the “Master of the Macabre”.

Let’s have some fun here and visit some of these outstanding books.

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Bernie Wrightson’s first professional published work was in DC’s House of Mystery #179 (1969). He did a backup story with another comic legend (early work), writer Marv Wolfman. This comic also featured some early work from Sergio Aragones and Neal Adams (Cover Artist).

His first non horror related comic came immediately following his first work. Although not too far from the realm of horror, he penciled a Spectre story in The Spectre #9 (1969)

Bernie continued to do interior backup stories for DC and a few covers for some magazines/indies, but it wasn’t until late 1970 when Marvel Comics stepped in and let Bernie do his first comic cover; Chamber of Darkness #7. His second Marvel cover would turn out to be Creatures on the Loose #10 (1971). Why mention his second cover you may ask? He collaborated on the cover with some guy named Jack ‘King’ Kirby. It also happens to be the first appearance of King Kull.

Green Lantern #82 (1971) turned out to be the first major superhero work. He only did the inks on one page here though. Inks over Neal Adams.

Here’s an interesting thing. Bernie did a cover for House of Mystery #195 (1971) and the name of the story was “Bat Out of Hell”. Look at that cover……..2 months later he’s one of the writers in Batman #237 (1971), which also is the first appearance of the Reaper. Then a few months after that he collaborates with Neal Adams on the Batman #241 (1972) cover. It looks very similar to the House of Mystery cover Bernie did just a few months prior. Was that House of Mystery cover a Batman break-in for Bernie? Possible right? Well just a few months after the Neal Adams Batman collaboration cover came Bernie’s first solo Batman cover happened on Detective Comics #425 (1972).

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Dialing back for a second here, House of Secrets #92 (1971) is a prize from the Bernie collection as far as first appearances are concerned. This comic features the first appearance of Swamp Thing. Wrightson is to Swamp Thing as McFarlane is to Spidey, Kirby is to Captain America, Frank Miller is to Daredevil….you get the idea right? Wrightson does the cover and interior here. Fantastic comic to own.

Already mentioned above were some of Wrightson’s first work with Marvel, but about a superhero for Marvel? He’s already done Batman for DC, what about Marvel? After some stints with Kull and Conan, he did his first sort of superhero character in Astonishing Tales #31 (1975). His cover art was a collaboration with Ed J. Harrington and it depicted Deathlok shooting in a blaze of glory. Okay so Deathlok doesn’t do it for you? How about Incredible Hulk #56 (1976)……from France. Yes that’s right. He did a Hulk solo cover that appeared only in France. Good luck getting that comic in NM condition….ever. So what about a SOLO Marvel cover in the States as a first for Bernie in regards to a major Marvel Superhero? Captain Marvel #43 (1976)? Nope, another collaboration. How about Incredible Hulk #197 (1976)? We have a winner! ….And who is that on the cover? Why yes that’s Man-Thing (coincidence? Um, no). What a beauty of a cover too.

Speaking of beauty. Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein (pictured above). Wow. Just wow. Marvel at the beauty of this artistry. Unbelievable, magnificent, poetry, classic….there simply are not enough words here.

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Bernie’s first Superman came in Superman #272 (1974) as a pinup. Still counts as a first. He also contributed a pinup in a Superman pinup portfolio in 1984.

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Here’s a question to ponder. Since the mention of Batman and Superman, what about Marvel’s flagship character? Spidey! Yes Bernie Wrightson penciled, inked and colored his first Spider-Man story back in 1986. Marvel had these really cool things called graphic novels back in the 80’s that featured original stories in oversized fashion and on super shiny paper. Oh it was so cool, good times, good times….. anyways, “Amazing Spider-Man in Hooky” was the name of Marvel’s graphic novel #22 (1986) that Bernie had complete creative control (except writing duties). This was Bernie’s first and only Spider-Man story he’s ever done. In Marvel graphic novel #29 (1987), Wrightson collaborated with legend Jim Starlin; The Incredible Hulk and the Thing. It wasn’t until the following year that Jim Starlin And Bernie Wrightson would collaborate to make one of the top 10 Batman stories of all time.

Batman: The Cult was and still is a bad as* Batman story. A four issue series that still brings it to this day. Still sort after and if you don’t own it, you should.

Rolling back here, here are two freebie’s for InvestComics fans. Back in 1983, Doctor Strange/Silver Dagger Special Edition #1, cover by Wrightson. Dreadstar #6, Get these comics in a 9.8 grade, get Bernie to sign them (Jim Starlin as well; Dreadstar #6), grade them and sell them before the Dr. Strange madness dies down a few years from now and the Dreadstar craze begins and dies as well. Your welcome.

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Click on the comic covers below to buy/bid on these Awesome Bernie Wrightson comics. Meet Bernie Wrightson, get them signed, grade them and admire them. You own legendary status.

 

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Invest wisely. Read comics. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 9-7-11 (DC Comics Relaunch Special Part 1)

Welcome to one of the most comprehensive Hot Picks list to date from InvestComics. Last week we all witnessed the rebirth of the new DC Universe with only 2 new releases. This week DC goes with 13 titles, and InvestComics will give you the low down on each title. First appearances, Number one issues, and the collectors price for these gems. So sit back, get the check book, plastic, or cash whichever you choose and buy some of these very affordable comics. (And a special thanks to Comics Price Guide.com for providing the pricing)

Where to begin? Well let’s start with the Mecca of all comics, Action Comics #1. Some 73 years ago, most of our grandparents/parents were witness to arguable the greatest Superhero and First Lady of comic books in history; Clark and Lois. Action Comics # 1 from 1938 sold for $1.5 million dollars (yes you’re allowed to put your pinky to your mouth and say, with your best Evil accent “1.5 million dollars.” It’s okay; no one is watching….go ahead.) So let’s stick with a theme here and go from High to low.

Detective Comics #1 – Where there is Superman, Batman shouldn’t be that far behind. In this particular case he is. (We await the Batman #1 release where Bats catches up quickly!). Ask any collector a certain issue number and they will instantly know what it is. In some cases, you can give a collector just a number and they will know what you’re talking about. With Detective Comics, you have just that. Everyone knows about issue #27, but ask a collector what the cover looks like to Detective Comics #1 1937 and they may stall a bit. It’s an awkward cover isn’t it? You want some beauty? Okay how about the cover relates to one of the nine plus stories in this book called “The Streets Of Chinatown” written by Jerry Siegel and pencils by Joe Shuster? Yea, “those 2 guys”. The two JS’s also have another story in here called “Part 1”. One of the great things about this $100,000 Joe and Jerry comic is that it predates Action Comics #1!

Green Arrow #1 -The next comic up for bid at $36,000 would be More Fun Comics #73 from 1935. If calculations are correct here, that means that 3 years prior to Superman (and Lois) making their debut, Aquaman, Speedy and Green Arrow all did in the same comic, but yet it cost  1.4+ million dollars less. Further proof that yes Superman is a badas*.

Swamp Thing #1 – One of the, if not THE greatest horror artist of all time had a hand in creating this Swamp Thing character. Mr. Bernie Wrightson. Swamp Thing is one of those characters that never seemed to find his footing (maybe it’s all of those twigs) in the DC universe. Or so it seems that way. Coming in at $1200 is Swamp’s first appearance in House of Secrets #92 from 1971. Not a bad buy if the Swamp Thing would ever get a big budget film like he deserves. Otherwise this comic will probably remain at the pace of a slow climbing valued comic for a long time.

Animal Man #1 – The first appearance of Animal Man came is Strange Adventures #180 1965. Animal Man was born on paper by an awesome artist; Carmine Infantino. But, very much like Swamp Thing, Animal Man needs a “place” and maybe, just maybe Writer Jeff Lemire and Penciler Travel Foreman will bring it. A very non-animal collector’s price of only $260 for this first appearance. You won’t get rabies if you buy at $200 plus, but as it applied to Swamp Thing’s first appearance, it’s a slow mover. Think of it this way, this comic is 4 years away from becoming a 50 year old book…..

Batgirl #1 – Written by Gail Simone, Pencils by Ardian Syaf, and a cover by Adam Hughes probably will equate to big sales for this comic. All rejoice! Barbara Gordon will be making a comeback as Batgirl! Catch her first appearance in Detective Comics #359 1967 valued at $240 (penciled by Carmine Infantino!). Batgirl will make some noise, and will be a force in the DC Universe. Look for the Detective Comic to gain a little bit of steam, much more so than Animal Man and Swamp Thing.

Hawk and Dove #1 – The last of the “upper level” spending list. Hawk And Dove first appeared together in Showcase #75 1968. It’s only $200. A $200 comic with a first appearance from Steve Ditko. Is there anything left to say here? Yes the comic is 43 years old and only worth a couple of hundred bucks, but we’re talking about a legend here debuting new characters that have a relaunch comic coming out, add to this the potential of a movie one day, and you have a collector’s item. Buy this.

Coming in at the $16 mark; Men of War #1 1977, and Omac #1 1974. Both of these comics hold some promise, and In case you haven’t heard (no bird bird isn’t the word) the Bronze Age is the way to go as far as collecting comics go. An era still poised for some serious upside. Omac #1 1974 for example, Jack “King” Kirby draws the origin of Omac. Men of War #1 1977; written by David Michelinie. So put that variant cover of Spider-Island back and get one of these books.

For $5 you can get the first appearance of Justice League International. Or you could possibly find one in the long boxes at your local convention for a buck. Look for Justice League #1 from 1987 for the 1st JLI. While in those long boxes, move over to the 50 cent boxes and look for Static #1 1993 (the late great Dwayne Mcduffie), and Jim Lee’s Image title Stormwatch #1 from 1993. Then after that, move on over to the current books and grab Batman Incorporated #5 for cover price. The African American Batwing makes his debut in there. He’s also making the cut in DC’s relaunch with Batwing #1.

Okay with that out of the way, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this article and check out all of the covers to the NEW number one issues DC is offering up.

Here are the rest of the comics to check out this week.

Marvel – New Avengers Annual #1, and  Annihilators Earthfall #1. Image Comics – 27 Second Set #1. Bluewater Comics – Orbit Stan Lee #1, and Walter Koenig’s Things To Come #1.

 

 

 

 

Until next week, Invest wisely

Jay Katz

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