Number One Comics – November 2017

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of November. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.

Deadman #1 – Neal Adams
Jetsons #1 – Jimmy Palmiotti & Pier Brito
The Gravediggers Union #1 – Wesley Craig, Toby Cypress and Niko Guardia
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1 – Llexi Leon, Ed Edginton and Kevin J West
Port of Earth #1 – Zachary Kaplan and Andrea Mutti

Buy/Bid – Deadman #1

Buy/Bid – Gravediggers #1

Buy/Bid – Jetsons #1

Buy/Bid – Port Of Earth #1

Buy/Bid – Iron Man #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Adventures #1 – John Layman, Jim Zub, Eric Jones and Derek Charm
Coyotes #1 – Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky
Kong on The Planet of the Apes #1 – Ryan Ferrier and Carlos Magno
The Harcourt Legacy #1 – Brendan Cahill and Jason Federhenn
Fallen Suns #1 – Van Jensen, Leila Del Duca and Neil Collyer

Buy/Bid – Star Wars Adv #1

Buy/Bid – Kong #1

Buy/Bid – Fallen Suns #1

Buy/Bid – Coyotes #1

Buy/Bid – Harcourt Legacy #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Batman Who Laughs #1 – James Tynion IV and Riley Rossmo
Not Brand Echh #1 – Nick Spencer, Jay Fosgitt, Christopher Hastings, Jay Fosgitt and Gurihiru
Evolution #1 – Joshua Williamson, Christopher Sebela, Joe Keatinge, James Asmus, Joe Infurnari and Jordan Boyd
Dark Fang #1 – Miles Gunter and Kelsey Shannon
Ninja-K #1 – Christos Gage and Tomas Giorello

Buy/Bid – Batman Laughs #1

Buy/Bid – Not Brand #1

Buy/Bid – Evolution #1

Buy/Bid – Dark Fang #1

Buy/Bid – Ninja-K #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brilliant Trash #1 – Tim Seeley and Priscilla Petraites
Sugar Boogarz #1 – Michael Duron
Doomsday Clock #1 – Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
Demon Hell Is Earth #1 –  Andrew Constant and Brad Walker
Imaginary Fiends #1 – Tim Seeley and Stephen Molnar

Buy/Bid – Brilliant #1

Buy/Bid – Sugar Boogarz #1

Buy/Bid – Doomsday Clock #1

Buy/Bid – Demon #1

Buy/Bid – Imaginary #1

 

 

 

 

 

Long Lost #1 – Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle
Betty & Veronica: Vixens #1 – Jamie L. Rotante and Eva Cabrera
Doppelgänger #1 – Jordan Hart and Emmanuel Xerx Javier
Maxwell’s Demons #1 – Denis Camp and Vittorio Astone
The Villain #1 – William Applegate (writer) and Mikael Bergkvist

Buy/Bid – Long Lost #1

Buy/Bid – Vixens #1

Buy/Bid – Doppelganger #1

Buy/Bid – Maxwell Demons #1

Buy/Bid – The Villain #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Void Trip #1 – Ryan O’Sullivan and Plaid Klaus
Apocalypse Girl #1 – El Torres and Ramiro Borrallo
Doctor Radar #1 – Noel Simsolo and Bezian
Happy Hour In America #1 – Tim Lane
New Talent Showcase 2017 #1 – Various

Buy/Bid – Void Trip #1

Buy/Bid – Apocalypse #1

Buy/Bid – Doctor Radar #1

Buy/Bid – America #1

Buy/Bid – New Talent #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Sons Annual #1 – Peter J. Tomasi & Paul Pelletier
Batman Creature Of The Night #1 – Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon
Justice League Of America Annual #1 – Kelley Jones and Steve Orlando
Mystik U #1 – Alisa Kwitney and Mike Norton
Darchon #1Wayward Sons #1Katrina #1 and Markipiler #1 – Red Giant Productions

Buy/Bid – Super Sons An #1

Buy/Bid – Mystik U #1

Buy/Bid – Batman Creature #1

Buy/Bid – JLA Annual #1

Buy/Bid – Markiplier #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labyrinth 2017 Special #1 – Various
Gravetrancers #1 – M.L. Miller and James Whynot
Chasing Hitler #1 and Duel Identity #1 – Red 5
Sword Of Ages #1 – Gabriel Rodriguez

Buy/Bid – Labyrinth #1

Buy/Bid – Sword of Ages #1

Buy/Bid – Chasing Hitler #1

Buy/Bid – Gravetrancers #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics Video #503

A weekly video look at some of the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 11/29/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #503.

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Top 5 Hot Picks #140

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 #503 and new comics coming this Wednesday 11/29/17.

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #246 – The new Snake-Eyes debuts. SHE looks quite awesome and ready to kick some butt. Creators Larry Hama and Netho Diaz.
Spawn #280 – A new character is to emerge in this comic. She’s been background music for a couple of issues. Here’s the thing with this comic. There is an “exclusive limited” 666 copy variant cover by McFarlane and Mattina. It’s going for big bucks on Ebay already. If you’re a regular around these parts (InvestComics website), you’ll already know how variants are viewed around here. Here’s the quick version; variants are pretty. Some variants are expensive. Some variants are just that, expensive and pretty BUT with nothing more to give than a “rare” cover. If the expensive variant you’re purchasing has NOTHING to offer within the guts of the comic book, as in a major first appearance, a new status quo, a major costume change, etc. then guess what..? You’re essentially paying A LOT of money for a pretty cover that 665 other people will own. It will be devalued in major way when the comic book market correction hits. Heck though, if you can bounce off a copy and make yourself a few bucks, then have at it! But don’t hold onto this comic too long if you you want some serious cash for it. NOW is the time you’ll get max money on that pretty cover variant, not later. Unless of course it has the criteria I spoke about already.
Spider-Gwen #26 – Gwenom is real hot character right now, the story continues this week.
Batman Creature Of The Night #1 – A newer focus on the Batman origin. Creators Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon.
Giantkillers #0 – New IDW series from Bart Sears, Ron Marz and Tom Raney.

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Buy/Bid – Adventure Comics #210

Buy/Bid – Detective Comics #336

Also appearing in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #503
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New Talent Showcase #1 (1984)
New Talent Showcase 2017 #1
Super Sons Annual #1
Adventure Comics #210 (1955)
Batman and Robin #2 (2011)
Batman Annual #2
Green Lantern Corps #33
Justice League Of America Annual #1
Mystik U #1
Detective Comics #336 (1965)
Captain America Sam Wilson #11
Darkhawk #1 (1991)
Darkhawk #51
Ominous Press World Premiere #1 (2016)
Trump’s Titans #2
Darchon #1Wayward Sons #1Katrina #1, Markipiler #1
How the Trump Stole Christmas
Sink #3
Labyrinth 2017 Special #1
Gravetrancers #1
Chasing Hitler #1Duel Identity #1
Sword Of Ages #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 11-29-17

New comic book release day 11/29/17. 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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Buy/Bid – Eric Powell

Buy/Bid – Sho Murase

Buy/Bid – John Royle

Buy/Bid – Siya Oum

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buy/Bid – Ediano Silva

Buy/Bid – Kevic Djurdjevic

Buy/Bid – Fernando Goni

Buy/Bid – Khary Randolph

 

 

 

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Buy/Bid – Mukesh Singh

Buy/Bid – Emiliano Tanzillo

Buy/Bid – John Cassaday

Buy/Bid – Adam Gorham

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Buy/Bid – Robbi Rodriguez

Buy/Bid – Aaron Lopresti

Buy/Bid – Tim Seeley

Buy/Bid – Jacen Burrows

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Buy/Bid – Santolouco

Buy/Bid – Lee Weeks

Buy/Bid – Smith & Sears

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Mattina & McFarlane

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Buy/Bid – Derek Kirk Kim

 

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Hot Picks #503

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005. InvestComics LLC is the longest running entertainment/speculative website on the net.
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Buy/Bid – Batman Annual #2

Buy/Bid – Batman Creature #1

Buy/Bid – Showcase #1 1984

Buy/Bid – Showcase 2017 #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buy/Bid – Spider-Gwen #26

DC Comics will bring back a great concept book this Wednesday. A comic dedicated to up and coming creators within the industry. In 1984, I recall the New Talent Showcase #1 (1984) comic being a book I truly was looking forward to. I was curious to witness the new blood coming down the pike. The series lasted only 15 issues. Here’s a couple of things to note regarding a comic dedicated to the new talents in the industry. These are points regarding DC’s New Talent Showcase comics in general. First, back in 1984’s version of this series, DC blew all of their “new talent” out too quick. In other words, why would you put so many talents in ONE book, thus not giving the fans MORE of a new talent’s work instead? Don’t give us 10 new writers or artist in on book. Spread it out. Give us two stories with two new creative teams per book, thus making room for more comics to sell in the long run. And the series will last much longer as well. The advertising would consist of leading up to a new creative team(s) by teasing their work well before the releases of their particular story. Make sense? Instead DC will release their New Talent Showcase 2017 #1 this Wednesday with approximately four writers and six artists. Let’s spread this out guys. The second thing, back in 84, these new creators showed off ALL-NEW characters. Why not stick with this plan and wait for one or two or more to hit a chord with fans and run with it from there. It’s a great testing point to create new content for your fans and possibly make money with a new character(s). Having “new talent” draw Batman, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, etc. is like having a great singer on a talent show sing a Whitney Houston song. Doing an original is where talent really shines. This IS a testing book anyways isn’t it? Third, some of the “new talent” here are in fact not all that new. Yes, their library is not as extensive as others, but they do have quite a few books in their library. The actual first professional work (year) for some of these creators looks something like this, 2009, 2010, 2002, 2003, 2016 and 2005. That’s a 15-year span on one of them, that’s not a “new talent”. Neither is the one from 14 years or 12 years….ahhh! Why not make this a TRUE new talent book? It would be a super anticipated DC series for fans if the format was truly NEW TALENT. Someone wet behind the ears, fresh out of college or an undiscovered talent living in their parent’s basement. Lastly, the New Talent Showcase 2017 #1 sports a cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams. Really?? Ugh, really? We get it, fans love this team, It’ll get eyeballs on it, but why? This makes little to no sense except the fact they’re showing no confidence in a “new talent” to get the job done and sell a comic from its cover. Come on DC, get with it. This is lame.

Buy/Bid – Super Sons Annual #1

Buy/Bid – Batman & Robin #2

Buy/Bid – Adventure #210

Buy/Bid – JLA Annual #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Super Sons Annual #1 is the first met and greet between Krypto and Titus. Yes, they are dogs and hopefully we do not get the first time “real life” meeting of two dogs. That would be gross. And just in case you’re in the market for first appearances of K-9’s, Titus first appeared in Batman and Robin #2 (2011) and Krypto first appeared in Adventure Comics #210 (1955). They are spayed and neutered already too. We know this for a fact. We fact checked.
Get in on the early origin story of when Batman and Catwoman first met. It happens in Batman Annual #2. Written by Tom King and art by Lee Weeks. With a creative tandem like this, you know it’s going to be good.

A new Green Lantern epic story lines hits Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #33 this week. Check out “Twillight Of The Guardians” part one. Creators Robert Venditti and Jackson Herbert.
Sticking with the thought of a great team, Batman Creature Of The Night #1 will feature a new spin on the young Master Wayne’s struggle within. Check out a new tale that changes the way you have always thought of the death of Bruce Wayne’s parent’s and how Bruce emerges as the Batman. The emotional aspect of Bruce comes to light here. Creators Kurt Busiek and John Paul Paul Leon.
If you’re a Lobo fan, then Justice League Of America Annual #1 is right up your alley. A full length story teaming with Black Canary as secrets about Lobo are revealed. Artist Kelley Jones! And writer Steve Orlando.
DC’s new bi-monthly series; Mystik U #1 this Wednesday. Alisa Kwitney and Mike Norton. Collector’s know Zatanna’s first appearance, but her second appearance occured in Detective Comics #336 (1965). 

Darkhawk #51

Darkhawk #50

Darkhawk #1

Mystik U #1

Detective Comics #336

 

 

 

 

 

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Gwenom became an instant hit for Marvel. Now part two of Gwenom; Spider-Gwen #26. A ridiculously awesome Robbi cover too. That’ll make the Best of… this week.
A semi-popular character in the early 90’s makes his return to comics this week. Well, not really returning, but continuing where he left off in his own series at issue number fifty (1995). Darkhawk has appeared sparingly throughout the years right up to an appearance in last years Captain America Sam Wilson #11. It’s actually been a year since he was last seen, so why are we getting a new lease on life exactly? Marvel wants it, so Marvel delivers it. Darkhawk first appeared in his self-titled series; Darkhawk #1 (1991). The new Darkhawk series starts off with Darkhawk #51, with a killer David Nakayama comic cover. Anyone notice how Mr. Nakayama has been nailing some of these comic covers lately? Check out our Best Comic Covers Of The Week post each week, he makes the cut every week now. Always on point since coming onto the scene in 2001, but we’re officially on team Nakayama.

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks; Indie comics do not always show up on Ebay right way. Please check back on a regular basis, some of the smaller print indie books usually list after new comic book release day or a few days after.

G.I. Joe #246

Giantkillers #0

Hal Green Lantern #33

Ominous Press #1

Spawn #280

 

 

 

 

 

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Spawn #280 Special 666 print run

Returning readers here would know we gave a heads up regarding a new character emerging from the Spawn series. It seems as though the emergence of this new Spawn character superhero is closer to appearing than before in Spawn #280. This could be the true introduction issue so keep an eye out on this. The special McFarlane/Mattina variant print run of 666 copies is blowing up on Ebay right now. 
Emerging (appearing) as a definite new character this week will be the new Snake-Eyes in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #246. SHE looks like a bad-as* and we cannot wait to read this one. Check out some of the great covers appearing on our Best Covers… coming soon.
Straight from the Ominous Press World Premiere #1 (2016) comes Giantkillers #0. All-star creative power here; Ron Marz and Bart Sears. Look for a possible sell-out here.
If the fidget spinner sticks as the final cover of the new Trump’s Titans #2, it will be the first fidget spinner cover ever!! Watch as the other speculative websites pick this up as a MUST BUY!!! We’re just messing and having some fun with the nonsense that goes on. Kind of like the Harley Quinn RARE appearance in that Scooby Doo comic everyone bought into. More nonsense.
Red Giant Productions hits fans with four new number one comics; Darchon #1, Wayward Sons #1, Katrina #1 and Markipiler #1. Mark Fischbach is a Youtube sensation with 11.5 million subs, so it’s quite obvious Red Giant is trying to hit this audience. Although this is not an innovation at all. Nothing new here. Several other comic companies have tried creating a comic book with the Youtube sensation/multiple subscriber and have come away with lack-luster results. Maybe this time will be different and fans of Mark will buy into this comic book venture and make it worth the effort.
The Trump train continues in the comic book world this week with How the Trump Stole Christmas (Antarctic Press). The Brian Denham solicit is an absolute gem here. So much so here it is, word for word. Too funny. “It might be an orange Christmas this y-WRONG! We’re going to have a gold Christmas! We have a new cover, the best cover, a cover that is…is just incredible, it’s incredibly gold. The fake news media probably won’t even report this cover, or they’ll tell you it’s orange, but you know the truth. We are going to have gold foil editions available, and it’ll be so easy to get one, believe us.” Bravo guys, bravo.
Sink from ComixTribe continues to be a hit with the fans. With last months Jock homage cover selling out and drawing even more attention to the series, Sink #3 hits this week. Sink your teeth into this hot series because everyone else has and you’re probably missing out.
Labyrinth 2017 Special #1 (Boom Studios) – Various.
Black Mask Gravetrancers #1 – M.L. Miller and James Whynot.
From Red 5, Chasing Hitler #1 and Duel Identity #1.
Sword Of Ages #1 (IDW) – Gabriel Rodriguez.

Labyrinth 2017 #1

Trump Stole Christmas

Sink #3

Sword Of Ages #1

Trump’s Titans #1

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 10-3-12 + X-Men Romance

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This past week we all read about Stan Lee getting a pacemaker for the ol’ ticker. Everyone here at InvestComics wishes Stan Lee a speedy recovery! We all look forward to seeing you back on the convention circuit! Get well Stan!

InvestComics has been around now for 6 years. Wow, seems like yesterday the free InvestComics’ magazines were going out to the Ebay winners and also sitting on some comic shop counters. Ah, the good old days! Okay enough reminiscing. A few days ago a new exclusive InvestComics article appeared in the newly released Mancave Playbabes digital magazine, issue #3 (October). You can buy it on the InvestComics website right HERE or go to the Mancave Playbabes website right HERE. It’s an honor to be involved with such an upscale product and also an honor that InvestComics has found an Exclusive home as well. Mancave Playbabes saw the InvestComics product and recognized it enough to have a regular monthly column within the magazine. Look for more news concerning the MC/IC team-up!

New York Comic Con 2012 is 11 days away! Being that this is the third consecutive year that InvestComics will be attending as press; the excitement is as though it was the first. This doesn’t get stale at all. Do yourself a favor and visit the convention for at least one day if at all possible. The experience is like being at Disney, but with a different kind of fulfillment. It helps the inner geek more so because it’s for the adults rather than for the kids. Yes weird isn’t it, a comic book convention NOT for children? Yes times have changed.

As teased on the InvestComics Facebook page, InvestComics will do some cool things in relation to YOU the fans and tomorrow we’ll be releasing a cool little news piece that YOU the fan can get involved in. But be sure to be on top of it because there are a limited number of spots! More coming down the pike from the NYCC trip, but that’ll have to wait until we get back. Cool stuff coming!

This past week we all read about Stan Lee getting a pacemaker for the ol’ ticker. Everyone here at InvestComics wishes Stan Lee a speedy recovery! We all look forward to seeing you back on the convention circuit! Get well Stan!

Let’s get started with the “Zero-less” DC comics InvestComics Comic Hot Picks for this week. Yippee, no more Zero issues!

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So what will DC comics do for an encore after what seemed like weeks and weeks of those Zero issues? Well you can start with getting the lame character Penguin back into the mix in Detective Comics #13. Yes that’s right, the Penguin is a lame character, let’s all stop pretending like we really care about him. But maybe, just maybe we’ll get a different spin on him from one of the better writers out there in the comic industry; Mr. John Layman. Of course we all know John from the Image Comics CHEW series, but do we know that John originally had his hands on a Batman comic from 2002? Yes he did, really. Check out Batman/Deathblow: After the Fire #1, you’ll see John Layman as the Editor of that comic. How cool is that!? Encore…..encore!

Okay want more from DC this week? How about Stormwatch #13? Of all the comics to reintroduce Jack ‘The King’ Kirby’s Demon into the New 52 “modern time setting”, it has to be Stormwatch? Okay. Jack Kirby first introduced us to Etrigan the Demon back in 1972. This was and IS essentially Jack Kirby’s character, having his paws all over this comic as Penciler, Cover Artist and Writer. So do yourself a favor and buy the 1972 comic to see a master at work and to own a nice first appearance of a character that is getting reintroduced in today’s “New 52”. Encore…..encore!

Want MORE from DC Comics this week? Tough crowd! Okay how about Action Comics #13? So what to talk this issue up about you ask? How about the cool artistry of Travel Foreman? That’s a start. How about the return of Krypto? Yes now that’s neat! The return of a dog with a cape! YAY for comic books! Superman’s best friend first appeared in Adventure Comics #255 WAY back in 1955. Wow that’s an old dog!! Hold on, let’s get the calculator out, be right back…………………………………….Okay so the age of Krypto here is 399. Not bad! Must be the healthy dog food Clark gives him.

So moving away from Crypto the dog, we find something here just as old here on InvestComics Comic Hot Picks and that’s Marvel’s absence from the list. Not anymore true believers! (Thanks Stan!).

So what does Marvel have to offer up this week that’s worth a mention? How about we have some fun first? It’s always about business! Not really, but that sounded like a nice way to ease into this.

XMenUncanny X-Men #19 presents fans with a kissy kissy romantic cover this week. When first seeing this, it got me thinking about ALL of those romantic poses and kissy covers over the years for the X-Men titles. So I set out and found a bunch of romance for the InvestComics fans. That’s right! Scroll through many X-Men titles, related titles and promo’s pertaining to the art of LOVE from the images below. See don’t say InvestComics never looks out for ya…..

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Amazing Spider-Man #695 brings the Hobgoblin back into Peter’s tormented life. All leading up to the Amazing Spider-Man #700 which will probably make headline news for the “shock” that it will bring….BUT things will settle down and go back to normal, won’t they? Hobby’s first appearance is in Amazing Spider-Man #238 (1983). This amazing (no pun intended) collector’s issue is not only the debut of one of the elite villains within Spidey’s rouge gallery, but also an abundance of creative talent attached here! Here’s the lineup, writer Roger Stern, penciler John Romita Jr. and a cover by Romita Jr. AND Romita Sr.!! This comic needs to be in your collection if it’s not already there, which it should be.

On from the topic of awesomeness to lame and then back to awesomeness. Follow that? Okay so moving on from the topic of Amazing Spider-Man #238 we come to the lame duck this week called Spaceknights #1. This comic collects Spaceknights #1 & 2 from 2000. Wow this is lame. Lame on many levels, but the most glaring and obvious reason is that Spaceknights from 2012 (pinup? mention?) nor the old 2000 miniseries gives the one character that is excluded from the Spaceknights books and that is THE Spaceknight himself ROM. ROM is awesomeness. You see, Marvel cannot include ROM for legal reasons, but can use Spaceknights because they own that. Who cares?? ROM is the prize here. If Disney can buy Marvel Entertainment for 4 Billion dollars, there has to be a way to pry ROM away. Get ROM back Disney! Imagine this, ready for this? A ROM Pixar movie!! YES!!

Well It looks like we’ll all witness the demise of our favorite blind lawyer Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil this week in Daredevil End of Days. And if it’s any dead giveaway or indication of who is responsible for his death from this cover, it’s Bullseye! Bullseye is THE villain within his rogue gallery. Yes Kingpin is cool, but Bullseye, he’s the thorn that forever lives in his side. Check out the guy who sends Matt to his maker in his first appearance in Daredevil #131 (1976). And to sweeten the debut of Bullseye the story is written by Marv Wolfman.

And finally from Marvel, Avengers vs. X-Men #12 wraps up. Yes hooray.

There are two number one issues to look for this week; Non-Humans #1 from Image Comics and the soon to be megahit Robyn Hood #1 from Zenescope Entertainment. Zenescope recognizes the need for more bad ass female leads and they may well have it!

Thanks all, see you next week. Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

InvestComics – Covers of the Week!

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WONDER WOMAN gets a new origin, ACTION COMICS gets a new artist (for 2 issues)

 

In DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, Wonder Woman will have a new origin, in which she is the daughter of Hippolyta … and Zeus! In recent interviews, writer Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang have teased that readers should expect the unexpected in this edgier, horror take on the superhero genre ­and the king of the gods will ensure that nothing goes as planned for his defiant daughter.

Originally created by the goddess Aphrodite and raised to perfection on the Amazon island of Themiscyra, the newest incarnation of Wonder Woman has a new costume and now a new origin ­ but she remains Wonder Woman. Strong. Proud. Fearless. WONDER WOMAN is the 12th title in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 to sell more than a 100K copies.

 

DC also announced that Andy Kubert will be doing a two-issue sting (filling in for regular artist Rags morales) on Action Comics #5 & #6. They also teased at least an appearance by Krypto. This makes me happy.

Andy had this to share with readers:

“When Editor Matt Idelson asked if I would be interested and/or able to fit into my schedule two upcoming issues of Action Comics with Grant, I couldn’t say no,” said Kubert. “I don’t know of any other artist that would have. Drawing the latest incarnation of Superman and working with one of the best writers on the planet made it a very easy decision for me. And in this story, I get to do some VERY iconic stuff! I gotta admit, I’m a little nervous… Fun Fact for those keeping score: I had never drawn Superman in a comics interior for an entire issue. I had done inking over Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway for an issue each over their beautiful pencils way (and I mean WAY) back when but this is my first opportunity to pencil the Man of Steel interior pages for my very own!”