The Ultimate Universe Will Never Be the Same After CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES’ LAST STAND #5!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES’ LAST STAND #5 – the universe shattering conclusion! From rock star creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley – New York City lays a smoldering ruin. Fractured, broken, and dead – the remaining Ultimates stand on the precipice of destruction, consumed by Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds! Galactus’ World Eating machine is complete. With mere minutes left, the heroes of Earth must are out of time and out of options. Sacrifices must be made – and not everyone is coming back. Who lives? Who dies? It’s Galactus vs. The Ultimates – and the winner will shock the Ultimate Universe to its core! After this, nothing will ever be the same again. Time is up this February in CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES’ LAST STAND #5



Art & Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Variant Cover by JORGE COHELO

FOC 02/03/14, ON-SALE 02/26/14


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The Future of X-MEN Is Marvel NOW!

 XMen_1_CoverThe Future of X-MEN Is Marvel NOW!Superstars Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel Storm Comic Shops With A New Mutant Team! New York. NY—January 14th, 2013— This April, Storm, Rogue, Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, Rogue & Psylocke redefine what it means to be a Child of the Arom  in X-Men #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series by  the blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Wood (Ultimate Comics X-Men) and artist Oliver Coipel (Avengers VS. X-Men)! As part of Marvel NOW!, X-Men  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike! An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to Earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the Earth’s survival…or its destruction! With an imminent alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister around the corner, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life in the Marvel Universe! “This April, double X marks the spot,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “The most popular and powerful female mutants will band together to form a team that’s much more than the sum of its parts, battling for stakes that couldn’t be higher.  It’s a mind-bending, heart-pumping, thought-provoking saga that only Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel could tell.” Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With X-Men, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of a brand new team. “How perfect is this?  A phenomenal cast of iconic women, powerful, beautiful, multi-faceted characters… this is the X-Men to me, and I’m writing a series to match,” said writer Brian Wood. “ This is an action comic with classic villains like Mark 1 Sentinels, as well as new twists on others (Sublime has a sister?). I love the X-Men – I have since my time on Generation X twelve years ago – and this is kind of as good as it gets for me.  And if I do my job right, it’ll be the same for X-Men fans.  And wait ’till the last page of #1, when ****** ********* shows up.” Each issue of X-Men includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Additionally, each issue of X-Men  features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost. “Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.” An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new team! This is X-Men NOW! This April, Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel usher in a new age for Mutantkind in X-Men #1! For more on Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.comand join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW. *Retailers should keep an eye on the Marvel Mailer and Diamond daily for special announcements concerning Marvel NOW! X-MEN #1
Written by BRIAN WOODArt & Cover by OLIVIER COIPELON SALE APRIL 2013! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.comor call 1-888-comicbook.

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 1-20-10





Marvel’s Superman will be taking the next big step into Stardom. Be there to witness it.

This week brought the latest article from 2 Comic Book Guys. Check out The Casting Couch from Jay & Friday. The latest Comics & Cinema article from yours truly hit up on Project Fanboy as well as InvestComics. The STAFF page has been updated with more people that make InvestComics GO. Check out the updated bio’s of each member of the InvestComics team. There will be additional members added on this week and next so check back and see who else has been added to the growing list of InvestComics Crew members. 

And now the Hot Picks for 1-20-10 

darkavengers13_sentry.gifthesentry_2000.gifMarvel is about to let us in on the secret(s) to the most powerful character in their universe. Marvel’s Superman is named Sentry and he is about to take a big step up. Dark Avengers #13 is not only a Siege crossover, but it tells of the deep origin that we as fans do not really know of when it comes to Sentry. Look for this comic to be a turning point for the character. Marvel has a strong and powerful hero that needs to be explored and exploited. Sentry’s first appearance came in his self titled mini The Sentry #1 about 10 years ago. Get this comic at a cheap $8 or less. You will not regret spending your collector’s money on this one. So with his “S”, Sentry will be making his mark, don’t miss out. Marvel has their Superman and his name is Sentry. Going to the opposite side of the spectrum here, the next character has been around for 46 years. Mysterio will be making his triumphant return to the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #618. Say what you will if you are one of the naysayer’s regarding a weekly Spidey book, but lots of Spidey villains are coming back into the fold. Mysterio is the latest to come back and is no amzsm618_mysterio.gifamzsp13_1964_ditko_lee_2000.gifstranger to the Spider-Man books. You’d have to go all the way back to 1964 to Amazing Spider-Man #13 to find the first appearance of Ol’ globe bowl head. This first will cost only $2,100. Not so bad considering that a new reboot to the Spider-Man series will be coming up in a few years. What does this mean? It means that with a reboot, anything is possible in the sense that we could possibly see Mysterio in the next movie. So a $2000 first appearance of a Spidey villain from 1964 done by Steve Ditko & Stan Lee is not such a bad deal. Maybe you’re looking to spend a little less these days. So how about 50 cents? Phantom Stranger #42 brings a hero from 1984 back into the limelight. Blue Devil will be making the appearance and his debut happens in The Fury of Firestorm #24. You probably could get this comic for a quarter at your local comic book convention if you look hard enough. Blue Devil is one of those characters that fall right in line with the Atari Forces’ of the world. Remember them?? Wow showing the age here! If you’re in the market for a new first appearance, look for Joe Casey’s Superman/Batman #68. thefuryoffirestorm24_1984_1stbluedevil.gifphantomstranger42.gifThis issue comes out this week with a new villain attached to it. Joe usually brings it, so let’s all see what we get. Speaking of greatness, Mark Waid’s brings the second issue of his hot new series Incorruptible #2. Look for this issue to sell out as quickly as the first did. The GREEN Hulk gets one week closer to a reality of becoming the ONLY Hulk. Fall of the Hulks rages on at a comic book store near you. One stands to be the winner and it better be lean, mean and GREEN.








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See you all next week, Invest Wisely.

Jay Katz