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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.

 

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Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #389 and new comics coming this Wednesday 9/16/15

Batman Arkham Knight Genesis #2 – Will continue the origin story.

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Wonder Woman #44 – Possible intro of a new character? Even if not, David and Meredith Finch are killing it on this title.

Lando #4 and Star Wars #9 – Two new Star Wars books to buy this Wednesday.

Steam Wars #1 First Empire – A Star Wars Steampunk comic from Antarctic Press is sold out.

Spider-Verse #5 – Spider-Gwen fans be on alert. This is a semi-origin of Gwen Stacy. She’s doing some reflecting in this comic.

 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #389 (Click the link to read now!)

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Secret Wars Journal #5 – The Soska Sisters (horror writers/directors/producers) make their Marvel writing debut.

Guardians of Knowhere #4 – Learn more about the mystery woman that appeared in the last issue.

Captain America White #1 – Comes with an Inhumans variant for $25. Lots and lots variants coming with this comic. Jeph Loeb writes with Tim Sale art.

Agent Carter Shield 50th Anniversary #1

Robin Son of Batman #4 – Robin battles Deathstroke.

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We’re going to hit this week with a rapid fire sort of approach. As always, click any of the RED links or comics to place a bid or buy the book on Ebay.

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From Marvel Comics; Secret Wars Journal #5, the Soska Sisters (horror writers/directors/producers) make their Marvel writing debut. Don’t know who the Soska Sister are? Click HERE to find out more about them. Spider-Verse #5 – Spider-Gwen fans be on alert. This is a semi-origin of Gwen Stacy. She’s doing some reflecting in this comic. Guardians of Knowhere #4 – Learn more about the mystery woman that appeared in the last issue. Captain America White #1 comes with an Inhumans variant for $25. Lots and lots variants coming with this comic. Jeph Loeb writes with Tim Sale art. Click the RED links or comic covers to purchase the comic on Ebay. Speaking of lots of variants, Agent Carter Shield 50th Anniversary #1 has a few too.

As we always mention on InvestComics, Buy Star Wars comics from Marvel. They’re great reads and they may hold some speculation value if a new character gets introduced into one of these books. So this Wednesday, Lando #4 and Star Wars #9 come out. Buy them.

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Staying with the Star Wars theme for a second here, Steam Wars #1 First Empire, a Star Wars Steampunk comic from Antarctic Press is sold out. Only one available on Ebay right now with the release of this article.

From DC Comics; Batman Arkham Knight Genesis #2 will continue the origin story. Batman Arkham Knight Genesis #1 was a hit, so expect more of the same here. Will Wonder Woman #44 introduce us to a new character? David and Meredith Finch continue to bring it with great story telling and art each month. Robin will battle Deathstroke in Robin Son of Batman #4. Not much of a real fight in hindsight, but fun nonetheless!

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Here are some other comics you must check out……
Invincible #123 wraps up a story line and begins another one. Great to jump in here. Beauty #2 will follow up on its great debut. And on the topic of great debut, Tokyo Ghost #1 from Image Comics will be just that.
Awake #1 from Action Lab Entertainment is sold out. This too will be a fantastic debut and has proven to be a great start already.
Voltron is back with a new comic. Voltron From The Ashes #1; Dynamite Entertainment.
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Also, Paybacks #1 from Dark Horse, D4ve2 #1 from IDW. A bunch of number one comics from Double Take Comics, 10 in all come out this Wednesday. Double Take Comics actually has a case box a fan could buy with all of their number one comics in it. Crazy fun!

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Aquaman, seven series number one issues, two of which were limited series. None of the regular series made it past 77 issues. What does this mean exactly? Well it means that Aquaman was never a character taken very seriously. Always on the receiving end of the joke. Nowadays things are a bit different (many thanks to Geoff Johns), although the character still holds the stigma of being a lame duck in many circles, Warner Brothers will be going all in with a solo movie release. Rumor has it that he’ll first appear in the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice first, then we’ll see the solo movie a couple of years later. It’s then we’ll see if the world is truly ready for a live action Aquaman movie.

It was writer Geoff Johns that vowed to make Aquaman a cool character. He’s achieved this feat with many naysayers saying it couldn’t be done. Now the transition to film will be the defining moment for the most powerful water character in the entire DC Universe.

Below are some key Aquaman appearances throughout the years. First appearances, number one issues, appearances in other comics, etc. Debuting from 1941, there are plenty of comics to look for here. Plenty of affordable books along the way here too.

Please remember as always here on InvestComics, read the disclaimer. With that said, there will in fact be books that are not on this list. They were probably inadvertently missed. No problem, list your favorite book below or in the comment section in one of our social media outlets. Also remember that the Aquaman movie comes out in 2018, there are no right or wrong answers here.

 

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More Fun Comics #73 (1941) First appearances of Aquaman and Green Arrow. Golden Age.

Worlds Finest Comics #6 (1942) Aquaman first appears with Batman and Robin in the same comic. They are not together in the same story, Aquaman is featured in a backup.

Adventure Comics #229 (1956) First Silver Age. First appearance of Topo, Aquaman’s pet octopus.

Adventure Comics #260 (1959) Key origin issue. Also dubbed as the first Silver Age origin issue.

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Adventure Comics #269 (1960) First Aqualad appearance.

The Brave and the Bold #28 (1960) First appearance of the Justice League of America and Aquaman is on the team.

Superman #138 (1960) First time appearing in a Superman comic.

Justice League of America #1 (1960) First Justice League comic.

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Detective Comics #293 (1961) Before the first Aquaman series debuted, there were backup stories in this title. This is the first of those backup stories.

Showcase #30 (1961) The Aquaman “tryout” issue. The origin of Aquaman.

Showcase #32 (1961) First appearance of The Creature King of the Sea.

Aquaman #1 (1962) Aquaman’s first solo series and first appearance of Quisp.

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Aquaman #11 (1963) First appearance of Mera.

Aquaman #15 (1964) First appearance of Dr. Deering.

Aquaman #18 (1964) Aquaman weds Mera. The Justice League of America were invited. Rumor has it they had their own table. Very rowdy crowd when they drink.

Green Lantern #29 (1964) First time appearing in a Green Lantern comic. Pencils by Gil Kane.

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Aquaman #21 (1965) First appearance of Fisherman.

Aquaman #22 (1965) First appearance of Siren.

Aquaman #23 (1965) First appearance of Aquababy.

Aquaman #24 (1965) First appearance of Karla.

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Flash #158 (1966) First time in a Flash comic.

Teen Titans #1 (1966) Aquaman appearance.

Aquaman #26 (1966) First O.R.G.E and first Huntress Silver Age. This is not the same O.R.G.E. As in Batman Confidential #1 (2007).

Aquaman #29 (1966) First appearance of Ocean Master.

Aquaman #30 (1966) Justice League of America appearance. Story titled; “The Death of Aquaman”.

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Aquaman #33 (1967) First appearance of Aquagirl.

Aquaman #35 (1967) First appearances of Black Manta and Dr. Vulko.

Aquaman #37 (1968) First appearance of Scavenger.

Aquaman #42 (1968) A classic Nick Cardy Black Manta cover.

Aquaman #54 (1970) First appearance of Thanatos. No Not Thanos, Thanatos.

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Wonder Woman #215 (1974) First appearance in the Wonder Woman title.

Superman #379 (1983) First Bizarro Aquaman appearance.

Swamp Thing #24 (1984) Aquaman (JLA) appearance. Alan Moore writes.

Aquaman Vol 2 #1 (1986) Post Crisis origin story.

Aquaman Special #1 (1989) A retelling of Aquaman’s origin. Written by Keith Giffen and Robert Fleming. Art by Keith Giffen and Curt Swan.

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Aquaman Vol 3 #1 (1989) This five issue mini-series was a continuation of the Aquaman Special from a couple of months prior. Brought to us by the same creative team.

Atlantis Chronicles (1990) The title says it all. Seven issue limited series. Written by Peter David. Plenty on first appearances throughout.

Aquaman Vol 4 #1 (1991) This series made it up to lucky number 13.

Suicide Squad #61 (1992) First Aquaman (JLA) appearance in a Suicide Squad comic.

Deathstroke the Terminator #13 (1992) Aquaman (JLA) appearance.

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Aquaman: Time and Tide (1993) A four issue mini series from writer Peter David.

Superboy #9 (1994) First full appearance of King Shark.

Aquaman Vol 5 #1 (1994) This series would become the longest lasting series of all the volumes. Peter David begins the series as writer. First appearances of villains Bres and Charybdis.

Aquaman Vol 5 #4 (1994) First Kimon Tanaka, later becomes Demon Gate. Lobo appearance.

Aquaman Vol 5 #26 (1996) First Demon Gate.

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Green Lantern: Circle of Fire (2000) This two issue story was written by Brian K. Vaughan. Aqauman (JLA) appearance.

Superman Emperor Joker #1 (2000) A one shot featuring a ton of guest stars and JLA (Aquaman). Written by Joe Kelly and Jeph Loeb. Spectacular cover by Ed McGuinness.

Green Arrow #16 (2001) First appearance in a Green Arrow comic. Written by Kevin Smith and art by Phil Hester. One of Aquaman’s greatest adversaries appears in this comic; Black Manta. Great Matt Wagner cover.

Aquaman Vol 6 #1 (2003) A new direction for Aquaman; “The New Wave”. Written by Rick Veitch, pencils by Yvel Guichet and cover by Alex Maleev. This series lasted 57 issues.

Aquaman Vol 6 #5 (2003) First appearance of The Thirst.

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Aquaman Vol 6 #21 (2004) First appearance of Eel.

Aquaman Sword of Atlantis #40 (2006) Title change in Vol 6. Written by Kurt Busiek, Art and variant cover by Butch Guice.

Aquaman Vol 7 #1 (2011) New 52 Aquaman series written by Geoff Johns and art by Ivan Reis. Geoff actually made Aquaman a cool character. The series did well under his watch.

Swamp Thing #1 (2011) A New 52 Aquaman appearance written by Scott Snyder.

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Aquaman Vol 7 #16 (2013) First appearance of The Dead King.

Secret Origins #2 (2014) A New 52 secret origins story featuring Aquaman.

Aquaman and The Others #2 (2014) First appearance of Legend.

Superboy #0 (1994) Cameo (first appearance of Killer Shark.

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As all of the Creator Spotlights on InvestComics, each and every one of the creators have their own uniqueness. Rob Liefeld stormed into the industry back in 1987 and took the industry by the proverbial ears, starred into its eyes and said “I’m taking over.” So he he did.

He was one of the busiest creators in the industry at one time. The man was churning out comics at a ridiculous rate. That was good for the fans because they couldn’t seem to get enough.

Check out some of Rob Liefeld’s key books in his vast career thus far. Everything from Deadpool to Jada Pinkett Smith. Yes Jada….

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Megaton #5 (1983) First published work. And mega cheap.

Megaton Comics Explosion (no number) (1987) This freebie features the first appearance of Youngblood.

Boris The Bear #1 (1987) Rob’s first published work for a major publisher. Dark Horse Comics. A pinup page from Rob.

Who’s Who in the Legion of Super Heroes #1 (1988) DC Comics claims Rob Liefeld. His first work for the big two. Rob does a backup story.

Tales of The Teen Titans #89 (1988) First cover art. Collaboration with George Perez.

Secret Origins #28 (1988) Pencils a story here that includes his first Batman, Green Lantern, Deadshot, and a host of others.

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Ex-Mutants: The Shattered Earth Chronicles #4 (1988) The first solo Liefeld cover with inks from another relatively new gun; inker Jimmy Palmiotti.

Hawk and Dove #1 (1988) It only takes Rob one year to get a solo DC comic under his belt. This series was a hot one back in the day too. Pencils and cover art.

X-Factor #40 (1989) Here is Rob’s first Marvel comics work. Art and cover collaboration with Al Milgrom. Boy are things going to change for him now………

Marvel Comics Presents #19 (1989) During the same month, Rob did a collaboration cover with Phillip Craig Russell.

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Uncanny X-Men #245 (1989) Could you imagine your second story pencil gig at Marvel is with their flagship team? Pencils and solo cover here. Rob is taking over…..

Wolverine #8 (1989) Supplies a pin-up on the back cover.

What If #7 (1989) Classic cover with Scott Williams. Interior art as well here.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23 (1989) From one flagship to another. Here’s Rob’s first Spidey. John Byrne cover too.

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New Mutants Annual #5 (1989) Busy year so far for Rob. His first stab on the New Mutants. Cover art only.

New Mutants #85 (1990) Cover art with Todd McFarlane. Eventually these two along with a few others will get sick of Marvel and everyone else and start their own company. Thus changing the course of comic industry history forever.

X-Factor #50 (1990) More Liefeld/McFarlane Cover art team-up.

New Mutants #86 (1990) First interior art by Liefeld on this title. McFarlane/Liefeld cover once again. A Cable cameo.

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New Mutants #87 (1990) The first appearance of Cable. Pencils by Liefeld, cover art with McFarlane. A classic cover that still gets paid respect in today’s cover art.

Marc Spector, Moon Knight #19 (1990) A solo Rob Liefeld Moon Knight cover with Spider-Man and the Punisher.

New Mutants #98 (1991) Well here it is. The Holy Grail. Only fours years into his professional career, Rob hits on a character that will forever change his career and the Marvel character landscape. The cover alone has been paid respect to so many times throughout the years. Rob Liefeld introduced the world to Deadpool and Marvel had a character for the ages. Not much can be said about this comic and character that hasn’t been said already, but Rob is officially a superstar now.

X-Force #1 (1991) This comic was ridiculously hot back in the early 90’s. Too many copies released prevented it from gaining any substantial aftermarket heat. Rob pencils/inks and cover art. Many collectors these days go after the bagged issue with the Deadpool trading card. Claiming it’s an early appearance of Deadpool. It’s a card. Seriously, it’s a card, not a comic appearance.

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X-Force #2 (1991) Deadpool appears here, in this comic. This is his official second appearance in a comic book that doesn’t involve a card.

Malibu Sun #10 (1992) Here is the first appearance of Rob’s creator owned Youngblood team in Image Comics. Not an easy find.

Supreme #1 (1992) Here is Image Comics’ version of Superman. Never quite panned out. Rob is co-writer and the inker on this book.

Phantom Force #1 (1993) Cover collaboration with Jack ‘King’ Kirby.

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Troll #1 (1993) What a great looking whacked out character. Written by Rob.

Victory #1 (1994) Topps Comics. Cover artist; Rob. Writer Kurt Busiek, pencils Keith Giffen.

Battlestar Galactica #1 (1995) Rob Liefeld writes and does the cover art.

Avengers #1 (1996) Marvel tries to bring the New Mutants/X-Factor magic to their Avengers title. Rob co-writes, co-pencils and collaborates on the cover art.

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Captain America #1 (1996) The same month Rob does the Avengers book, he’s on the Captain America comic too. Rob co-writes with Jeph Loeb and Chuck Dixon. He pencils the issue, he co-edits, and collaborates on the cover. This is a busy man here. Turns out the Cap and Avengers books will be short lived stints.

Spider-Man Badrock #1 (1997) Liefeld pencils and cover art. Dan Jurgens writes.

Menace #1 (1998) Did you know that Jada Pinkett Smith wrote a comic book? In fact, she wrote two. This one has a variant cover done by Rob. Only one available on Ebay as you read this.

Superman #165 (2001) A pinup page of Superman and Aquaman done by Rob.

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Cable and Deadpool #1 (2004) With Deadpool making his way to theaters and Cable possibly coming on board in the New Mutants movie, this is a nice team-up book with cover art from Liefeld. Rob had a hand in creating both of these characters.

Teen Titans #27 (2005) Nice to finally get something other than an Image/X book. Here Liefeld does the artwork, inks and cover art. Gail Simone writes.

Deadpool #1 (2008) Variant cover art.

Spawn #196 (2010) Collaborates with Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo; interior art.

The Infinite #1 (2011) Robert Kirkman writes, Liefeld interior art/inks and a collaborative Todd McFarlane cover.

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Years ago InvestComics featured new merchandise (statues mostly) for fans to check out within the InvestComics Hot Picks articles. We have since abandoned that and we want to pick it back up again, but this time in a special way. Each week on new comic book Wednesday, a plethora of amazing merchandise is hitting the market. Some are collectors items, some are not. What we will do here on InvestComics each and every week is feature some of the cool merchandise headed your way on Wednesday’s new comic book day. One thing we must make clear here. We are not experts in the merchandise speculation genre. We are simply pointing out some of the items we like and some items that we know are popular and making you aware of them. Please do not claim that InvestComics recommended to buy something on the merits that we said it will be worth money one day. We are not doing this. We are simply showing you some new items coming out on Wednesday that we think are very cool. Not only are we pointing them out, but we will also link you to Ebay as we do with the comic books on the InvestComics Hot Picks. This way if you see something you really like, you can bid/buy it right away. Like we said earlier, we are not experts on the merchandise end, but what we do know is that a lot of these merchandise items do sell out too, just like the comics. So if you see something really nice that we point out and you want it, hesitation is sometimes not a good idea.

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Fans of Spider-Man would really enjoy having the new Marvel Select Carnage Action Figure in their hands. This Diamond Select action figure will feature interchangeable parts and features 16 points of articulation. Another Spidey item is the awesome Marvel Zombies Venom Mini Bust By Gentle Giant. This bust is in limited quantity and is numbered. Probably best to get in early with this one if you want one.

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With the new Star Wars movie on the horizon later this year and with Marvel Comics blowing things up right now, it’s no surprise that Star Wars fever is upon us. Actually, it never really went away, but it’s here and we Star Wars fans love it. Check out two new Star Wars action figures; Bomb Squad Clone Trooper Ordnance Specialist and The Clone Wars Savage Opress Premium.

The new 12” Avengers Age Of Ultron Titan Hero Tech Captain America Action Figure will not only be a talking one, but an interactive one as well with his counterparts on the Avengers team. “Avengers Assemble!”

Fans of the Arrow television show have something to look forward to this Wednesday in the merchandise market. Check out the super cool looking Arrow Deadshot Action Figure and Arrow Dark Archer Action Figure. Both of these figures are based from the show.

The ever popular POP Vinyls will have some cool new releases this week. Check out these; Marvel 75 Guardians Of The Galaxy Ronan Vinyl Bobble Head, Marvel 77 Guardians Of The Galaxy The Collector Vinyl Bobble Head and Marvel 76 Guardians Of The Galaxy Nebula Vinyl Bobble Head.

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It looks like the Dungeons & Dragons Accessory Urban Underdark Dungeon Tiles are just about sold out, so if you’re in the market for this, better get on it.

The latest DVD from the Marvel Knights line is here. Check out Wolverine vs Sabretooth Reborn from Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi.

Walking Dead fans have their favorite magazine hitting the shelf; Walking Dead The Official Magazine #12. This comes with two covers of course.

And IDW releases an art book worthy of any coffee table on the planet. Nearly 200 pages of amazing art from one of the masters within the comic book industry; John Romita. John Romitas Amazing Spider-Man Artifact Edition is a must get for any serious comic book fan that truly appreciates artwork and what Mr. Romita has brought to the comic book world. What an amazing collection and and amazing job by IDW. Good job guys/gals. NOTE: there are currently none of these available on Ebay right now. Either ask your local comic shop about this or wait for them to start hitting Ebay soon.

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The video comic book review show FFFIC (Famous Faces & Funnies – InvestComics) hit its’ 100th episode this week! Check it out right HERE. It seems like 100 weeks ago the show started! Yes that’s right 100 weeks straight! Nice, way to go guys!

This past week InvestComics Publications became more of a reality this week, revealing the very first proof copy of The Dawning #1. Check it out to the right!

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Gotham_Central_1There are two sure fire hits this week and should not be missed. Lazarus (2013 Image) #1 comes highly recommended from Shaun Cobble (Breaking the 4th Wall) and Brianna Floss (InvestComics reviews – Bri’s reviews will be on InvestComics tomorrow. Be on the lookout for that!)). Shaun made sure to message me after reading this comic to inform me that Lazarus #1 needs to be an InvestComics’ Hot Pick this week. I ensured him that it was to appear anyways, but between Shaun’s raving and what Brianna’s words “ Rucka’s writing is top-notch, while Lark and Arca’s gorgeous art perfectly captures the fractured nature of the world and its inhabitants”, as well as a 10 out of a 10 rating, yes this solidifies that Lazarus #1 will be well on its way to an instant sellout and command some cash in the aftermarket. The Lazarus creative team of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark also brought readers Gotham Central from 2003. They have had success together already, and it looks like they hit their mark once again. Uncanny (2013 Dynamite) #1 will be the other book to look out for this week. Brianna gives this comic a 9 out of a 10. “…a fun ride” says Brianna, so strap in readers! The roller coaster is about to begin on sellout levels with two independent comics this week.

DC goes back to the well on Wednesday. The very successful, highly touted run of Superman/Batman from 2003 will begin its new run this week, this time staring the new 52 Supes and Bats. It’s their first meeting in the new 52. Writer Jeph Loeb/Ed McGuinness really took the 2003 series to a whole new level, as will writer Greg Pak and Jae Lee for the latest installment. Look for a more “emo” type run here. The cover itself seems very dark, as the inside will probably invoke the same. This isn’t a bad thing, just a change of pace from the previous series for sure probably. Demand will exceed supply, so be prepared for a second print announcement coming soon after Wednesday.

Larfleeze (2013 DC) #1 will star in his own comic this week. If you don’t know yet (you should), Lar’s first appearance was in Green Lantern #25 (2008). The great standalone Superman stories continue in Adventures of Superman (2013) 2nd Series #2 from some of the industry’s top talents. This week Oeming, Joelle Jones, and legend Sal Buscema show off their Superman tales.

Captain America (2012 7th Series) #8 reveals a character set for return that no one would ever imagine coming back. Please surprise us Marvel! Scarlet Spider (2012 2nd Series) #18 asks the question; who is Red Death? Let’s all read it and find out! And finally from the House of Ideas, Wolverine and the X-Men (2011) #32 we meet the new Hellions.

Kiss and WolverineUncanny X-Men #173Godzilla Rulers of the Earth (2013 IDW) #1 will be more Godzilla fun. IDW has the giant monster in a good place. They actually have created a fan base for this dude! Good job IDW! A couple of fun cool books to also check out this week are Atomic Robo and the Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur (2013) #1 from Red 5 Comics and Malevolent Mr Burns (2013 Bongo) #1.

A great cover this week from IDW’s Kiss Solo (2013 IDW) #4 Inadvertently pays homage to a famous Wolverine run pose pictured to the right. It also resembles Uncanny X-Men #173 a bit too. Awesome Peter Chris cover though! IDW kicking some ass.

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Stephen Platt Covers “Sabretooth Reborn” in WOLVERINE #310!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at superstar artist Stephen Platt’s sketch variant cover to Wolverine #310, the explosive opener to “Sabretooth Reborn!” Sabretooth has returned, and nothing will stop him from getting revenge on Wolverine! But how could he have survived his last encounter with Logan? The blockbuster team of Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi bring the answers and high-stakes action with the return of one of Wolverine’s greatest foes in Wolverine #310, coming to comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app http://www.marvel.com/marvelcomicsapp and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this July.
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InvestComics Hot Picks – June 6, 2012

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This week we get to really scour the back issue bins at our local shop or convention. Check it out….

Marvel’s Hulk #53 is the first on the list with 4 different comics to look for. These comics though are in no way hard to find! The new storyline brings in Alpha Flight, Machine Man, She Hulk and A-Bomb. The most nostalgic of the 4 here has to go to Machine Man’s first appearance. You can find that in 2001: A Space Odyssey #8 from 1977. Why the nostalgic label? It’s a new character Introduction written and drawn by Jack “King” Kirby. Do you need more than that? Good, because that’s all you need. Alpha Flight first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #120. John Byrne brought this team to life in their own self-titled book and Alpha Flight will continue to live on in some form for a very long time. If ever Marvel gets the guts, this team would make for a fabulous movie. She Hulk appeared in HER self titled comic as well back in 1980; The Savage She Hulk #1. While John Byrne wasn’t on the debut issue, John also had a hand in bringing THIS character to life as well! Last but not least, A-Bomb first appeared in Hulk #2 from 2008. The most loathe or loved Jeph Loeb had his paws all over this comic. And very cool cover from Ed McGuinness on this one.

DC Comics brings in new artist Miguel Sepulveda to Red Lanterns #10. Check out one of Miguel’s first professional work in Thor God Size #1.

Swamp Thing #10 re-introduces the villainous Anton Arcane to the New 52 fold. Anton originally appeared in the Swamp Thing series from 1972. Issue #1 was the cameo as issue #2 was the “full” first appearance. Never will understand the ridiculousness of cameo and full as it is related to collection standards within the resale market. The cameos are usually less sought after while the full first appearance gets all the accolades of demanding more money. The cameo essentially truly is the FIRST time we ever see a character, so why would the SECOND time we see them be worth more? Well, this is a debate for another time…….

Action Comics #10 focuses on the villain Nimrod, another of DC’s new 52 villains that will be re-introduced. Nimrod’s (silly name no?) first appearance is from 1992 in Batman: Shadow of the Bat #7.  This lovely issue is written by Alan Grant with art from Tim Sale. That’s nice stuff.

That’s it for the back issues. Should be enough to hold you over for a week no?

Marvel’s Dark Avengers #175 is being dubbed the 1st issue of a new era. With a spectacular cover from Mike Deodato that screams BUY ME! Wow if ever judging a book by its cover, right? Tron #518, actually Iron Man #518 introduces a new costume into Tony’s repertoire. With all of the recent talk on the Marvel Cosmo’s on InvestComics lately, it’s no surprise that The Mighty Thor Annual #1 wouldn’t be mentioned this week. Guest starring Silver Surfer and Galactus! And look at that cover too!

Independents will be overtaken this week by Spawn #220. Not because of the 20th anniversary tag, not because Todd McFarlane is back, not because this issue will begin the introduction of new characters, not because it will bring back some old characters, no no…..because there will be no room on the shelf for any other comics. 6 variants at last count. Ahhh….Todd always thought big.

In single issue releases this week, if there is room for them on the Independent wall. Check out Creator Owned Heroes #1 from Image. With names like Jimmy Palmiotti, Steve Niles, Justin Gray, Phil Noto and Kevin Mellon attached, this is a must check out book.

Higher Earth #1 from BOOM! Studios. Only a buck to buy! And it looks like an interesting book.

Check out some covers of the week below. 

That’s it for this week, see you soon!

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Check out this week’s InvestComics Comics & Cinema article over on Project Fanboy for the complete Green Lantern Comic book check list on Monday 1-11-10! Sticking with the movie theme, looks like Thor will lay the hammer down on the Spider-Man movie, check it out right here. Thanks to SuperHeroHype for that nice nugget. InvestComics has 2 trailers running on the front page right now, one is the new Kick Ass trailer in HD and the other is an A-Team trailer. The Kick Ass movie is going to be awesome and I cannot wait for it!

InvestComics had 4 new articles go up in the last couple of days. You could click the links in here to go directly to the articles. Topher Seal’s Brokers Corner has some back issue treasures to check out. Chris Winters brings his
in-depth album reviews to Lil Wayne’s new one in the ChrisToPhenom column. The IndieCreator himself Bob Heske gives us part 2 of Stephen Downey’s Making of Demented.

Check out ALL of the IndieCreator articles right here if you’d like to learn about the business or need some sort of connection someplace to get started. The IndieCreator columns are extremely informative! Last but not least, InvestComics debuted a new column called 2 Comic Book Guys. The column is written by Jay and Friday. They share a unique perspective on the comic book world and will bring that to InvestComics. The first article is written by Jay with another article coming from Friday very shortly. These articles MAY seem offensive to some, so I do warn anyone that if you are easily offended, do not click on the link when it shows up on the front page of IC. These guys are raw, but are A LOT of fun!

…And now on to the very short list this week on Hot Picks! 

amspm41_1strhino_1966_500_romitasr.gifamspm617.gifIt looks like the Rhino is coming back in a big way. Judging by the Amazing Spider-Man #617 cover he looks pissed. Get the heck out of the way! One comic you should not be getting out of the way is Rhino’s first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #41 (1966). This beauty is brought to you by the living legend John Romita Sr. The delay in the new Spider-Man movie only means that maybe Rhino is one step to becoming a reality instead of whoever else might be the villain(s) in the movie. So for a very affordable $500, you could score on an early Spidey comic and have the first appearance of a character that seems to be pissed off an awful lot. Then again, if you had a huge horn sticking out in the middle of your head, you’d be angry too.

conanthecimmeriantheweightofthecrown_darickrobertson.gifsuperherosquad1.gifpunishermax3_1stmennonite.gifDarick Robertson of The Boys comes to Dark Horse comics this week to deliver a One Shot that will probably sell out quickly. Conan the Cimmerian The Weight of the Crown might be the longest winded title of the week, but don’t expect this comic to last too long on the shelf.
With Disney now leading Marvel by the hand, it’s no surprise that we will see more of the Super Hero Squad. A new number one issue comes out with a real hot cartoon series behind it. Look for this one to be gone quickly. Hero up!
PunisherMax #3 introduces a villain named Mennonite. Who or what is a Mennonite? Don’t know, but that name doesn’t sound promising. Stranger things have happened….

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