InvestComics Top 5 #145

Every week before new comic book day, InvestComics provides our fans with the Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week’s Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #508 and new comics coming this Wednesday 1/3/18.

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Batman and The Signal #1 – New mini-series co-starring (main focus star) The Signal. Creative team; Scott Snyder, Cully Hamner and Tony Patrick.
Batman White Knight #4 – Second appearance of Neo Joker.
Cosmo #1 – This new Archie Comics series is completely sold out across the board. All variants and regular cover. First big sell out of 2018. Creators Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley.
The Walking Dead #175 – The Walking Dead comic gets a serious makeover starting in the first issue of 2018. This issue will start the ball rolling with an all new beginning. New story, new characters, new everything. “New World Order” part one.
Spawn #281 – The first FULL appearance of a new Spawn character; Black Mirror. 

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Also appearing in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #508
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Batman: White Knight #3
Batman #21
Batman #38
Guardians of the Galaxy #150
Rise of the Black Panther #1
Captain America #697
Astonishing X-Men #7
Rogue & Gambit #1
Spawn: A Holiday Krampus Tale #1
Secret Weapons #0
Watchvark #1
Teether #1
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Van Helsing vs Robyn Hood #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 1-3-18

New comic book release day 1/3/18. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist.
Always remember, all of these new comics are just as awesome in the inside as they are on the outside. What are your favorite covers this week?

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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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Smosh #1 – We informed readers on Friday that this comic was definitely one to keep an eye out on. The comic is completely sold out across the board. Variants and the regular cover. Yes we did warn readers this was a book to watch for. We hate to say we told you so, but……we told you so.

Gwenpool #0 – The incentive variant is sold out. We spoke about this too.

Punisher #1 – The Alex Maleev variant is sold out. Yes, yes we spoke about this as well. We spoke about the new Punisher series, written by Beck Cloonan in length in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #422. Read up on it.

Renato Jones One Percent #1 – This offering from writer/artist Kaare Andrews is a winner. 

Spider-Gwen #8 – Two variant covers have new Spider-Gwen characters on them. A Spider-Gwen Samurai and Iron Spider-Gwen. Could me nothing, but Gwenpool first appeared on a cover too.

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Renato Jones One Percent #1

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #422. Click the link for more details!

IC 100 Club Pick: Superman #23.1 10.0 (2013)

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Incredible Hulk #449

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Midnighter #12

Midnighter #11

Superman The Coming Of Supermen #4

Green Arrow #52

Batman Superman #32

52 #6 – (2006)

Detective Comics #52

Batman Beyond #12

3 Floyds Alpha King #1

Kings Quest #1

Contest Of Champions #8

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2

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Daredevil Punisher #1

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Amazing Spider-Man #12

Daredevil Punisher #1

All New All Different Point One #1 (2015)

Deadpool Masacre #1

Daredevil #181 (1982)

Invincible Iron Man #9

Star Wars Poe Dameron #1

Star Wars Poe Dameron #2

Thunderbolts #1

Incredible Hulk #449 (1997)

Empress #2

Cinema Purgatorio #1

Deep Space Tragedy #3

Vikings #1

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Empress #2

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Transformers #5

4001 AD #1

Weavers #1

Space Battle Lunchtime #1

Vikings #1

Henchgirl #7

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 5/4/16

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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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IC 100 Club Pick: Superman #23.1 10.0 (2013). This comic serves as no significance in every day collectors life, but it does have the origin of Bizarro. We do feel that Bizarro will eventually make it to either the big screen or little screen one day, but that’s not really why we have this comic featured here. If you ever wanted to own a perfect gem mint comic book, a 10.0, here is your chance for only $89 and FREE shipping. Not a bad deal for a perfect comic book. 

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Midnighter #12 has Apollo, Suicide Squad and Midnighter himself squaring off against a dude as powerful as Superman and as smart as Midnighter. His name is Unified and his first appearance was in the previous issue; Midnighter #11.
Neal Adams is killing it with his Superman The Coming Of Supermen comics. And check out the cover to Superman The Coming Of Supermen #4!
Green Arrow #52 features a dead Green Arrow at the hands of Deathstroke. Not really dead, but still makes for some high drama! Fantastic Patrick Zircher cover.
The Super League storyline, part 5, will bring the team Great 10 on board. Check out Batman Superman #32 for that. And just to make sure you have it, Great 10’s first appearance was in 52 #6 back in 2006. Not that many appearances under their belt in ten years. 30 in all maybe?

Midnighter #12

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Superman The Coming Of Supermen #4

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Batman Superman #32

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Batman Beyond fans will have to brace themselves for the major status quo change going down this Wednesday. Get Batman Beyond #12 and find out what the fuss is all about.
In our eye candy store we have Francis Manapul’s Detective Comics #52. This variant rocks.

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Writer extraordinaire Brian Azzarello and artist extraordinaire Simon Bisley bring a new comic to Image this week; 3 Floyds Alpha King #1.
Speaking of super talents, Kaare Andrews debuts Renato Jones One Percent #1. Kaare writes and draws this bad boy. Look for good feedback on this comic. A sell out is probably on the horizon here.

Batman Beyond #12

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Detective Comics #52

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3 Floyds Alpha King #1

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Renato Jones One Percent #1

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Dynamite Entertainment is all in with their Kings Quest #1 release. Nine (noine) covers to choose from here. The Chris Ellopoulos cover and the Colton Worley cover are our favorites.
Okay so Dynamite has this interesting comic coming out on Wednesday and it’s going to be extremely interesting to see how it all plays out. The comic is Smosh #1. Smosh is a social media conglomerate. They have 22 million Youtube subscribers and millions more in other social media outlets. They are now releasing their first ever comic book. With social media driving so much marketing around us, will Smosh use this opportunity to benefit in promoting a different medium for themselves? Will they use their media brand to sell comics?  How will all this equate to comic sales?? Something to keep an eye out on if they decide to promote via their vast media audience. Better buy this comic for the rawness of its story, it sounds hysterical, and for the possible sell out due to supply not meeting demand.

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Punisher #1

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Smosh #1

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Contest of Champions #8

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Kings Quest #1

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Be sure to check out the first appearance of the Symbioids in Contest Of Champions #8. They will be a hit because A: their a new Venom character appearing in a comic book for the first time and B: because they look bad as*.
Marvel releases it’s tenth volume Punisher #1 this week. You probably did the eye roll seeing that the Punisher has another number one comic coming out. What if we told you that THIS time is a bit different? He’s something to chew on. Out of the ten volume number one issues, never did one start with a name like Becky Cloonan. Becky will be the first female writer on the start of a new Punisher series. It will be quite refreshing to get a new take on this character from a female perspective. Becky Cloonan is an all-start and has been around since the beginning of the millennium. She’s no stranger as to how comics are written or drawn for that matter. Punisher #1 this time will truly have a new outlook. One more thing, the amazing Alex Maleev variant is sold out. As is the pointless Captain America Punisher #1 cover by John Cassaday. Nice cover, but we don’t care it’s a celebratory 75th anniversary Cap cover, makes no sense not to have the Punisher on the cover, period.

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InvestComics gave readers a heads up on the first ever Gwenpool comic a while back. Fans listened and bought them up. She donned the cover of Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2 (the one we recommended). Now Marvel is re-releasing that particular comic along with other Gwenpool appearances. Gwenpool #0 collects a bunch of Gwenpool stories including her first appearance, but that variant new blood red pool cover (that original comic we recommended), yeah it’s sold out already.
So you want another first appearance on a cover? Sure why not?! How about Spider-Gwen #8 featuring Spider-Gwen Samurai. This variant cover is from John Tyler Christopher. How about Iron Spider-Gwen first appearance? Does that tickle your fancy? She appears on a Spider-Gwen #8 variant as well. We’re not too sure who that cover is from.
Jamal Campbell’s variant Amazing Spider-Man #12 cover is a beauty, wow.

Deadpools Secret Secret Wars #2

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Gwenpool #0

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Spider-Gwen #8

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Spider-Gwen #8 Iron Spider-Gwen

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Amazing Spider-Man #12

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Whenever a Daredevil/Punisher comic comes out, it’s a must get. These two characters make beautiful comics together. Blindspot will join Daredevil in Daredevil Punisher #1 to TRY and take down Frank Castle. Blindspot does not have many appearances since entering the Marvel Universe in All New All Different Point One #1 (2015), his first appearance. Daredevil and the Punisher first met up in that famous/classic Daredevil #181 (1982) comic.
A few months ago Marvel gave us a first ever look at the Mexican Deadpool in Deadpool Masacre #1. It was an all Spanish written book. Now we get the English version of that exact book this Wednesday.

Daredevil Punisher #1

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All New All Different Point One #1

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Deadpool Masacre #1

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It appears a new Iron Man (Girl) will be making their first appearance in Invincible Iron Man #9. The female characters have dominated the Marvel landscape these days and much to the delight of fans. It’s working out real well.
Star Wars Poe Dameron #1 introduced some new Star Wars characters. Now we learn more about Captain Terrex in Star Wars Poe Dameron #2.
Marvel’s semi-answer to DC’s Suicide Squad debuts this Wednesday; Thunderbolts #1. It’s the teams third number one issue (third volume). The Thunderbolts have been around (with different members throughout the years) for almost 20 years already. They were first introduced in Incredible Hulk #449 (1997).
Mark Millar’s Empress #2 comes out. We said this with the first issue, as long as this series is on time, it should do well.

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Invincible Iron Man #9

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Thunderbolts #1

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Incredible Hulk #449 – Click To Buy/Bid

Empress #2

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Star Wars Poe Dameron #2

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Cinema Purgatorio #1 (Avatar Press) will bring together Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil for the first time since League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Many times, bringing creators together again after years apart does not always mean magic again. Lets see if the spark happens here.
Deep Space Tragedy #3 (Cosmic Times) cover will pay homage to the Transformers #5. The cover is done by Jamie Jones. The comic is written and drawn by Mike Wagganer.

Deep Space Tragedy #3

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Transformers #5

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4001 AD #1

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Cinema Purgatorio #1

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Valiant Entertainment starts up their epic crossover event 4001 AD #1. A whole mess of variant covers to choose from.
More comics you must check out; Weavers #1 (Boom Studios). Space Battle Lunchtime #1 (Oni Press). Vikings #1 (Titan Comics). We’ve been covering this Henchgirl comic from Scout Comics since the number one issue. Every single issue has sold out at the distributor. Now guess what with the release of Henchgirl #7……sold out. Check out the aftermarket prices on some of these books. They’re doing quite well. Your welcome. 

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Weavers #1

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Henchgirl #7

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Vikings #1

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Space Battle Lunchtime #1

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InvestComics Hot Picks #382

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Star Wars #7 will be a special one shot story on Ben Kenobi. Take a look at Kenobi ala’ yesteryear. We get to witness a young Ben Kenobi and the bad as* he really is (assuming he’s a bad as*). This one shot story will be brought to us by the creative team of Simone Bianchi (artist) and writer Jason Aaron. Look for this Star Wars comic to sell out quick. If the aftermarket bust loose a bit on this, sell at a high point, do not wait for “more money”. Remember you paid only $4.99 for the comic. Greed not only kills, it leaves you with a lot of comic books you cannot move. Plenty of variants to choose from as well. A $100 John Cassaday sketch variant looks nice, but pricey.

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IDW Publishing has a hit on their hands; Shrinking Man #1. This comic comes from the best selling author Richard Matheson. He’s written some big boy books with no pictures; I Am Legend, A Stir Of Echoes, What Dreams May Come, Somewhere In Time, The Last Man on Earth, Duel, and the list goes on. Both the regular and variant comics are sold out. Probably a good idea to grab one of these. Not only for the speculative aspect, but it’s going to be a great read too.

When the Sex Criminals book came out it was well received in the aftermarket. The announcement of a possible TV option made things out of control in a hurry. It is now possible to buy a number one 9.8 graded copy on Ebay at $99 or less (including variants). Then there is Sex Criminals #11 coming this Wednesday. There will be five variants accompanying the next five comic releases of Sex Criminals (Thank you to Larry’s Comics for the correction on this from the earlier posting of this article). All five will be poly-bagged because of the extreme mature sexual content on its covers. The covers will be “covered” when shipped in a polybag. Understood the story of this comic brings this type of outrageous shock value, but a severe gimmick here to lure fanboys to buy a comic they really don’t need. We’re quite sure the covers are probably fantastic artistic covers, but XXX covers? The controversy and interest these comics probably stir up will be the driving force behind any speculative aftermarket bump. Controversy sells, but at the end of the line, controversy simmers down and no one cares eventually. Larry does say that he feels the sketch cover will command your attention. Listen to Larry, he knows the deal.

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Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #3 will feature a new costume for Deadpool and it looks very familiar. The cover alone here will garner interest from fans, so it’s a safe bet to pick this one up and enjoy it. A sell out will probably occur here.

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Groot Thor dons the variant cover from the awesome Dale Keown. Yes Groot Thor in Thors #3, you read that right. A $15 variant. This is just too cool and silly at the same time.

Dive into Black Widow’s past; Black Widow #20. A semi-origin story on Natasha Romanoff. Should be an interesting read.

Hacktivist #1 Vol. 2 from Boom Studios is sold out. Regular cover and variants. Robin Son Of Batman #2 introduces Dragon’s Head. The Justice League Gods and Monsters DVD is awesome, get that right HERE. The Justice League Gods and Monsters Superman #1; Darwyn Cooke variant is sold out as is IDW’s Ghostbusters Get Real #2 EC variant. A bunch of DC Annuals hit this week. Deathstroke Annual #1 is a standout. Artist Tony Daniel will bring it as he always does on this title.

Secret Wars #1 Comicxposure Gabriele Dell Otto variant has been long since sold out. How about winning one from InvestComics? Thanks to Comicxposure this will happen! Stay tuned to the InvestComics website for details!

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Marvel’s Union Jack #1 – Tag line. 5 years prior to the release of Kirkman’s book.

 

 

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Here’s the latest installment of long lost since forgotten comic books. Many of these comics are simply not spoken of anymore and SOME of these have no monetary value in the speculative market, but do have a place in our hearts. Great stories and amazing creative talents accompany most of these books. Into the abyss these comics have gone, but here they are once again. Buy them, read them, they’re fun.

 

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Star Brand #1 (1986) Here’s a series that went no where fast. So fast in fact that issue number 19 was the last issue ; “number 19 in a 19 issue limited series.” Really?? Okay. This happened with almost all of the other titles as well when it came to Marvel’s New Universe imprint. Most  say “#32 of a 32 issue Limited Series.” on the top of the book. No lie, true story.

But even the creative firepower couldn’t save this series from its ultimate demise. John Romita Jr. does most of the art and a cover or two for about the first seven issues. Writer Roy Thomas on issue number seven, Keith Giffen art in issue number 9 with a Bob Wiacek cover, issue number ten features Mark Bagley Pencils, and then legend John Byrne takes over art and writing duties as of issue number eleven. And good luck finding that scarce last issue too.

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Union Jack #1 (1998) Union Jack’s first solo series comic. Writer/artist and cover all by John Cassaday. When will a UK based character break out anyway? It will happen eventually (as InvestComics has said a while back), but here you have a great 3 part mini-series to read. One of the cool things about the Marvel Comics cover with issue number one is the wording “The Walking Dead”. That’s five years before the Kirkman book. Speaking of which…….

The Walking Dead #1 (1989) Are you aware there was a Walking Dead comic out 14 years prior to Kirkman’s Walking Dead? A four issue zombie horror comic. If you were, kudos to you. If not, now you’re in the know. The Walking Dead #1 from 1989 was put out by Aircel Comics and created by Jim Somerville. Issue number 3 features a Dale Keown cover! Sweet. Good luck finding any of these comics at your local shop.

Black Orchid (1988) Critically acclaimed 3 part series by artist Dave Mckean and writer Neil Gaiman.

Blade Runner (1982) With all of the talking going on regarding another Blade Runner movie, wouldn’t it be cool to get this comic in a 50 cent bin and have it signed/graded by Harrison Ford? A nice collectors item indeed. You’re welcome.

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There is a glaring Marvel comic (obvious) coming this Wednesday that will be on your radar, but it won’t amount to much in the long run. Let’s explain…….

This week Marvel will give collectors the awesomeness of All New Invaders (2013) #1. Awesomeness is given in the form of six covers including the regular cover on this one. The awesomeness also comes in the form of a $60 incentive variant from John Cassaday. Get this signed and graded (as always, get a 9.8 or higher!), and you’ll have a nice aftermarket party for yourself. With all of the good comes some bad news. Well not bad news, but news and common sense that brings us to a conclusion that the All New Invaders #1 will be a short lived aftermarket party. Besides the numerous restarts that ended early and the constant playing of a bridesmaid everywhere,  all one has to look at is the cover(s) and understand the reasoning behind the “bad” speculation here. The cover(s) reveal the team of Captain America, Winter Solder, Namor, and the original Human Torch. With most of the cinema entries driving the Marvel and DC Comic characters these days, it’s quite easy to see why the Invaders will probably never see the light of day on the big screen. Cap and Solider are already in a film together; probably a onetime deal but Bucky will probably see his own movie years down the line one day. The Human Torch, well he’s tied up with FOX Pictures and they aren’t letting him go to Marvel Studios anytime soon, and last but not least is Namor. Here’s the great thing about Namor, InvestComics called the entire Marvel Cosmic movie deal about 10 years ago and that came to fruition. Marvel is all in with phase III, which includes Dr. Strange, Ant-Man and will probably include Black Panther among others not announced just yet. Want some good news? Back to Namor……Disney has gone by land, space, and is even hitting the mystical world (which Disney loves too!).  Disney also loves…. you guessed it, water! Yes we are a ways a way from seeing a “water phase” from Marvel, but it will probably happen. Imagine the epic filmography/storytelling Marvel Studios can put together here regarding an all water film. You heard it here first (again). I’ve given you a good head start here. Get your Marvel water world in order; you will thank me much later on.

As long as we’re on semi-Avengers talk here, be sure to check out Avengers (2012 5th Series) #25 this week. It’s the intro of the All-New Avengers team and a character bites the dust too.

Marvel’s last entry in this week’s Hot Picks is Empire of the Dead Act One (2013) #1. Another, yes another zombie related comic book. This comic will be brought to you by legendary zombie extraordinary George A. Romero.  Will this equate to aftermarket happiness for the speculator? The numbers say so. Sold out across the board.

Said it before, I’ll say it again. Be wary of the zombie genre.  It is bound to collapse eventually. When it does, I surely hope you are rid of most of your zombie books before it happens because they will be a hard resell.

One of the top speculative comics, if not THE book to pick up this week is Deadly Class (2013) #1. Writer Rick Remender doing the honors here and it looks like a fantastic story ahead as well. Words like assassin, murder, Japan, killing, body count, and dangerous teenagers accompany the Image Comics solicit. It’s sold out; best get your hands on this one.

Here’s a quick list of sold out variants and almost sold out regular cover comics coming at you this Wednesday. Archies Funhouse Double Digest (2013) #1, X-Files Conspiracy Ghostbusters (2014) #1, Bad Ass (2014 Dynamite) #1, Wonderland Asylum (2014) #1, TMNT Utrom Empire (2014) #1, Hacktivist (2014) #1, Scribblenauts Unmasked Crisis Of Imagination (2013) #1, Jack Hammer (2014) #1, Unwritten Apocalypse (2013 Volume 2) #1, and Judge Dredd Mega City Two (2013) #1.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 1/15/14

We all know the legal issue behind the whole Miracleman charater right? If you don’t, you can either Google it or click here for a quick synopsis into the legal mess. We’re not here to discuss legal matters so we’re going to skip that part and head straight into the speculative market. With that, Miracleman is back in the hands of Marvel Comics, thus Miracleman (2014) #1 will be coming out this Wednesday. Being a big deal for Marvel they are accompanying the number one release with a healthy dose of variant covers. Eight at last count. There are a few gems in here. The Joe Quesada variant, coming in at a price point of about $60, a Mark Buckingham variant at $75, and the prize variant from John Cassaday will cost you around $150. As always, grade these (shoot for a 9.8 or higher) as a CGC signature series to maximize your dollar.

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The Marvelman character first appeared as Miracleman in the Eclipse Comics’ Miracleman #1 (1985). The series was written by legend Alan Moore until issue number 17. (Insert sarcasm here) Some other guy by the name of Neil Gaiman took over the series from there. It’s not too often these days you have creators of this magnitude like Moore and Gaiman doing a back to back. Moments to relish, and by the way if you are thinking about getting either of these books or some of the others within the series, you could check Ebay. There are still a few affordable ones for the taking.

Revolutionary War Dark Angel #1 will feature the return of Marvel UK’s Dark Angel. She looks extremely awesome as far as geek eye candy. Let’s hope the character lives up to her stellar appearance. If she does and takes a step toward stardom, you should have her first appearance in your long box. A step in the right direction starts with a sold out comic, which Dark Angel has done here.  Check out the 25 cent boxes at your local shop or convention for Hell’s Angel #1 (1992) for the debut of Dark Angel.

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DC knows a good thing when they have one. With their successful Injustice title comes Injustice Year Two (2013) #1. It’s almost sold out at the distributor, so you better grab it if you want it. The first series sold out quickly and commanded some nice aftermarket cash.

From Injustice we go to justice with Justice League 3000 (2013) #2. Issue two here will introduce the new villain group named Locus. Locus first appeared in JLA: Year One #1 (1998). Written by Mark Waid, and art by Barry Kitson….oh yes, fun times indeed.

Dark Horse brings us Skyman (2014 Dark Horse) #1 this week. An interesting Obama variant will coincide with the release of the regular cover. Aren’t we past the president variant covers? Guess what? The variant is sold out, so we aren’t over the president variants just yet. Also, did you know that the first Skyman character appeared in 1940’s Big Shot Comics #1? Awesome cover too.

The most overused story concept and character joins forces this week. Night of the Living Deadpool (2014) #1 will have Deadpool in yet another number one issue, and the storyline will focus on zombies.  So what does this equate to? An almost sold out comic, fans just can’t get enough apparently!

Be sure to check out the sold out variants and possible soon to be regular cover issues; Disney Kingdoms Seekers of the Weird (2014) #1, Curse (2014 Boom Studios) #1,  Lil Battlestar Galactica (2014) #1,  Black Dynamite (2013 IDW) #1,  EGOs (2013) #1, and Inhumanity Spider-Man (2014) #1.

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DaredevilYou hear that? You hear the screams in the distance? The whining? The crumbling of the walls? The collective sigh?

The internet may have finally broken. Yes Ben Affleck will be the new Batman in the Superman vs. Batman film. The simple answer to this news? So what? The drama has gotten to such a fever pitch that there is actually a petition to sign to have Mr. Affleck removed from the film. Really?? Is this so important that it warrants this type of dramatic reaction? Everyone really needs to calm down, seriously……

With all of the negative publicity that the news has received, InvestComics has taken the “Team Ben” approach. We love the underdog! So with that comes a fun Facebook page that is called Affleck as Batman I’m with Team Ben. If you are tired of the naysayers and you support the underdog (Ben Affleck) be sure to JOIN the Facebook page that InvestComics created. Everyone can post various meme’s, articles, or just comment about their feelings about the Warner Brothers hire. Good or bad. Join by clicking right HERE. Remember, have fun! Why so serious?

On the heels of this news came the announcement of Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor. Many of the aforementioned fans weighed in with this news as well, this time with more of a positive outlook. Bryan is said from multiple reports to have signed a 6 to 10 film deal. That’s a whole lotta Lex!

The winner of the signed Jimmy Palimiotti Fury #1 was Mike Villegas. Congratulations Mike! Be sure to sign up to the InvestComics Newsletter to find out the next contest. This one is sweet!!

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This week Marvel fans are treated to an introduction in Captain America (2012 7th Series) #10. Meet Godzola! Hmm, not that keen on the name, but we shall wait and see. The possible return of Binary happens in Captain Marvel (2012 7th Series) #15. If you feel so inclined to find Binary’s very first appearance, you will find it in Uncanny X-Men #164 (1982). This is the part of the historic Chris Claremont/Dave Cockrum run. Fast forwarding some 7 years later with Chris Claremont still at the helm, Uncanny X-Men #251 (1989) strikes one of the classic X covers to date. Wolverine nailed to the X. How about this week’s Uncanny Avengers (2012 Marvel Now) #11 striking a resemblance? Marc Silvestri killed it back in 1989 and John Cassaday does a superb job this week.        

Batman Incorporated Special (2013 DC) #1 variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver is sold out. It would be a good idea to try and get your hands on that if possible. Bat-Cow will also make her solo debut here! Bat-Cow’s debut was in Tiny Titans #17 (2009) in case you were wondering.

….And speaking of sold out number one issues, Overtaken (2013 Aspen) #1 is teetering on a second run soon, as is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Hundred Penny Press Edition – Cover A Dan Duncan, Quantum And Woody #1 (3rd Printing – 1st printing recommended on InvestComics Hot Picks), and Arcane Secrets #1 (recommended last week on InvestComics Hot Picks).

That’s it for this week! Be sure to stay close because this week (maybe) the NEW contest will debut. Win a modern number one comic book, Hot series, signed!! Sign up to the InvestComics Newsletter to find out first!

See you soon, Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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Marvel NOW! Announces UNCANNY AVENGERS LAUNCH PARTIES!

Marvel NOW! Announces UNCANNY AVENGERS LAUNCH PARTIES!

 

Marvel’s making sure all comic book stores worldwide are prepared for the biggest launch of the year with theUncanny Avengers Launch Parties on Wednesday, October 10th – all day long! In addition to being the first in line to purchaseUncanny Avengers #1, fans will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these parties!

 

To ensure these parties are the biggest sales success of 2012, each retailer opting into this event will receive a freeUncanny Avengers Party Kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials. In order to receive this party kit, every retailer just needs to opt in though Diamond.

 

“There is no better time than NOW! to get excited for the kick-off title of our new initiative,” said David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice-President of Sales. “We’ve taken everything we’ve learned up to this point and are making sure all of our valued retail partners have what they need to get their fans buzzing for this event. Whether it’s advertising, promotional material, multi-tiered ordering incentives or limited edition variant covers, Marvel is committed to making sure that Uncanny Avengers #1 is their highest selling title of the year for comic ships worldwide.”

 

All retailers who opt into the parties will receive the following as part of theUncanny Avengers Party Kit:

  • Uncanny AvengersPostcards
  • Uncanny Avengers Customizable Flyer
  • Uncanny Avengers Customizable Press Release
  • Uncanny Avengers Backlist Sales
  • Uncanny Avengers Mini Posters
  • Uncanny Avengers Promo Items
  • Uncanny Avengers #1 Personalized Variant
  • Uncanny Avengers Party Lithographs
  • Mass media promotion around the launch ofUncanny Avengers and the associated parties
  • Promotion of parties to Marvel fan base via Marvel.com, Twitter and Facebook
  • An additional discount on in stock trade paperbacks
  • FreeUncanny Avengers Party Tickets
  • FreeUncanny Avengers Pins
  • FreeUncanny Avengers in-store signage and shelf-talkers

 

And that’s not all! Retailers who opt in forUncanny Avengers Launch Parties will also be eligible to order a Uncanny Avengers #1 Deadpool Call Me Maybe Variant! From red-hot artist Mark Brooks, Deadpool is looking to fill a spot on Rick Remender and John Cassaday’s superstar lineup of heroes….but they don’t seem to be answering his calls. This one of a kind variant will have fans flocking to their stores to grab this must have cover!

 

Retailers, please check the Marvel Mailer or Diamond Daily for regular updates about theUncanny Avengers Launch Parties.

 

Each issue of Uncanny Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy on theMarvel Comics app for iOS and Android devicesand in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue ofUncanny Avengers features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

 

An all-new direction! All-new threats! This isUncanny Avengers NOW!

 

This November, Rick Remender & John Cassaday redefine what it means to be Earth’s Mightiest inUncanny Avengers #1!

For more on Marvel NOW!, please visitnow.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW.

 

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UNCANNY AVENGERS LAUNCH PARTY OPT IN (JUL128110)

Written by RICK REMENDER

Art & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

FOC – 9/3/12, ON-SALE – 10/10/12

 

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 If you haven’t heard by now, I will be writing a one shot for BlueWater Productions under the Vincent Price Presents title book. It’s called “Good Boy” and will feature an extraordinary talented team of Stefano Cardoselli on pencils/inks and Jeff Balke on colors. If you’d like to see the full press release, you can click here. If you’d like to see a preview page that is completely finished click here.

 

A special thanks to all of those who supported me when this news broke. I truly appreciate it, and look forward to sharing the process of building the comic with all of you.

 
Now off to the Weekly Hot Picks! Here’s a nice little quick nugget; Did you know it’s been over 5 years straight of the Weekly Comic Hot Picks in the magazine and InvestComics.com combined?! 

DC Comics; Supergirl #60 gets a new creative team. Artist Bernard Chang (Superman, Wonder Woman), and writer Nick Spencer of the wildly super hot series Morning Glories! A new and very cool animated series will coming out called Young Justice. Check out the first comic based off of this soon to be hit cartoon. Have to mention that Tony Daniels cover for Batman #706. That’s super cool.

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 Marvel; Amazing Spider-Man #652 brings back an old foe Alistair Smythe, a.k.a. Spider-Slayer. Check out Slayers first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #19 (1985).  You probably could find this comic lying around in some $1 bin at your local comic book convention. Iron Man celebrates his anniversary issue with issue #500. Anniversary issues usually don’t fare that well in the aftermarket, so don’t look for the “regular issue” to command much on ebay, except for the variant from Joe Quesada. A steep $130 at some comic shops makes this a rare and hard book to get.

Independents; 3 books are highlighted this week. 27 #1 sold out quickly, so a second print variant will be hitting the shelves this week. Also check out Image Comics Memoir #1, a very interesting looking book with John Cassaday’s name attached to it, and Boys reaches its milestone 50th issue.

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InvestComics TV will be releasing Part 4 of 4 with Neal Adams this Wednesday! What a great series!

That’s it for this week, see you next week. Invest wisely

-Jay Katz