Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of June. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.
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Edge of Venomverse #1 – Read our thoughts on this new Venom summer mini-event HERE. Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 – We stated in our Hot Picks article that out of all of the Looney Tunes crossovers going on within the last few weeks, this one will be the most interesting. Word out on the street is, it is. Wonder Woman #25 – Writer Greg Rucka brings years of story lines together in this extra sized issue. Spawn #1 Encore Edition – This Todd McFarlane Ultimate Spider-Man cover swipe comic is sold out. Secret Weapon #1 – Valiant Entertainment brings a new series with a lot of fanfare behind it.
New comic book release day 6/28/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week. Listed below is the comic book with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?
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DC Comics will begin two new storylines this Wednesday. Flash #25 ‘Running Scared’, written by Joshua Williamson and art by Carmine Di Giandomenico. This issue will give you more bang for the buck, it’s ‘extra sized’. Suicide Squad #20 begins the ‘False Flag’ story. Written by Rob Williams and art by Stjepan Sejic. Click on the RED links, Images or the comic cover to buy/bid from All available sellers on Ebay. DC’s Wonder Woman #25 extra sized issue focuses on every storyline since the Wonder Woman Rebirth era. That’s four major stories and maybe a few more sprinkled in. Writer Greg Rucka brings all of this together in one issue. Greg has been killing it on these pages of Wonder Woman, he will kill it here in this extra sized issue as well. Art from Liam Sharp and Bilquis Evely. Out of all of the DC/Looney Tunes crossover comics from recent weeks, Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 seems to be the most interesting. The ultimate hunter hunts the ultimate darkness of night. This special is written by Tom King (no stranger to Batman!) and art by Byron Vaughns.
Buy/Bid Now – Edge of Venomverse #1
Buy/Bid Now – Secret Empire #5
Buy/Bid Now – Spider-Gwen #21
Buy/Bid Now – Awesome Hulk #20
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The ever so popular Venom character picks it up a notch in a new summer event starting in Edge of Venomverse #1. This series of books will create a bit of a frenzy as the next big breakout mash-up character will probably emerge. Who will it be? Will it be Venom Gwenpool, Venom Ghost Rider, Venom X-23, Venom Rocket Raccoon, Venom Doctor Strange, Venom Cap, Venom Deadpool, and the list goes on. So the best advice we offer here is to buy anything regarding the Venomverse so you don’t miss that boat on any mash-up that may breakout. First and foremost you’ll be getting a Venom story delivered by excellent writer Cullen Bunn, so it’s a win right there even if a character never does breakout into a spin-off or create a ridiculous speculative aftermarket surge. Readers will learn more about the character named Malarus in Star Wars: Poe Dameron #16. The first time we saw Malarus was back in Star Wars: Poe Dameron #13. Click on theRED links, Images or the comic cover to buy/bid from All available sellers on Ebay. And speaking of Star Wars, if you like stories with very little dialog, then maybe Star Wars Droids Unplugged #1 will be for you. The comic drives on the concept of following three Droids and their adventures; R2D2, BB-8 and the Probe Droids. So with that synopsis, we assume there won’t be much story dialog getting driven here. Safe to assume this, no? They’re Droids! On the contrary though, back in 1986, Marvel went this route with Star Wars: Droids #1 from their Star Comics imprint. However, lots of dialog in this eight-part series. C3PO led the way with his talkative self, hence lots of dialog. He never shuts up! One of the true highlights of the first five issues has to be the legendary John Romita Sr. penciling all five covers and did the interior for the first four issues. That in itself is a reason to have this series in your collection. The amazing writing skills of Greg Pak continues as his mash-up will come to life sooner or later; Hulk/Wolverine….or whatever they call ‘it’. Check out Totally Awesome Hulk #20 for part two of Weapons of Mutant Destruction. We really cannot wait for the title ‘Totally Awesome..’ to go away. It’s so silly and juvenile. It’ll happen, just need Marvel to realize how silly it really is and that will happen eventually. We guarantee it.
Ryan Stegman provides a fantastic variant for the Deadpool vs. Punisher #5 finale. The Spider-Gwen #21 cover shows off the new Wolverine Earth-65 introduced in the previous issue. Fanboy’s worse nightmare continues in Secret Empire #5. Cap is still Hydra. Deal. Click on the RED links, Images or the comic cover to buy/bid from All available sellers on Ebay. Marvel continues their Mary Jane in cosplay covers this week. Although it’s not called that, we call it that. Don’t like it? Well call it whatever you want on your blog. Four covers are featured in this article. These are the ones we dig the most from new comic book day.
InvestComics Indie Hot Picks; One of the biggest board games of all-time will debut in comic book form. Clue #1 (IDW), written by Paul Allor and drawn by Nelson Daniel. There will be three different endings across multiple books to help the reader feature out how to solve the case. Click on theRED links, Images or the comic cover to buy/bid from All available sellers on Ebay. Spawn fans get a double dose of their favorite demon torn hero this Wednesday. Spawn #1 Encore Edition features lots of goodies from the original Spawn #1 issue 25 years ago. It’ll have art boards, McFarlane commentary and Image promises some surprises as well. Todd McFarlane’s cover is a direct homage to Joe Quesada’s Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (2000). We love it. Also, Spawn #275 sees the return of Sam and Twitch. They first appeared in Spawn #1.
Buy/Bid Now – Spawn Encore #1
Buy/Bid Now – Ultimate Spider-Man #1
Buy/Bid Now – Spawn #1
Buy/Bid Now – Spawn #275
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Valiant Entertainment is about to release their latest comic to rave reviews. The comic is Secret Weapon #1 and it will sell out, thus leading to a second print by next week. The stories leading player is Livewire. She was first introduced into the Valiant Universe in 1993’s Harbinger #14. Livewire then was reintroduced into the NEW Valiant Universe in 2012’s Harbinger #3. We’ve said this before (lots of times before….lots), if you really want to READ a comic book and get 100% viable substance from a well told story(s), Valiant Entertainment is the way to go. We cannot stress this enough. Secret Weapon #1 is going to get comic fans talking, best be on it so you’re in the know and not the what. Look for another sell out/hit from Black Mask Comics. Beautiful Canvas #1, written by Ryan Lindsay and art by Sami Kivela. Two new comics to check out from Scout Comics this week. Tinkers of the Wasteland #1, writer/art by Raul Trevino. Scout Comics releases a second issue never released before with a hit number one comic, together. Super cool to read Necromantical Ultimate Collection 1 with that second issue this Wednesday. Click on the RED links, Images or the comic cover to buy/bid from All available sellers on Ebay.
Buy/Bid Now – Secret Weapons #1
Buy/Bid Now – Harbinger #3
Buy/Bid Now – Harbinger #14 – 1993
Buy/Bid Now – Spider-Gwen #21 MJ
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Keenspot’s Softball #1 follows a YouTube series pulling in over 100 million views. That’s a whole lot of views! Writer/art Bill Blankenship. Alterna Comics continue their torrid pace within the industry with the reintroduction of the ‘old comic print’ comics. This week they continue that onslaught with Scrimshaw #1. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this new (old) comic format, we suggest you do. It’s nostalgic to the older crowd and the newer crowds get to see how cool it was to read a comic book the ‘old’ way. The material inside the pages of all the Alterna Comics releases within this new format has been on point too, so you’ll be purchasing a good story/art as well. What else does a comic fan need? Scrimshaw #1; written by Eric Borden and art by Dave Mims.
All Time Comics: Blind Justice #1 (Fantagraphics), writers/artist Rick Buckler Jr., Herb Trimpe, Benjamin Marra and Josh Bayer. Kronen’s Kaiji #1 (American Mythology), writer/art Chris Scalf. Bankshot #1 (Dark Horse), writer Alex De Campi – art Chris Cross. Click on the RED links, Images or the comic cover to buy/bid from All available sellers on Ebay.
Blind Justice #1
Kronens Kaiji #1
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In the world a comic collecting we love it when a character takes the market by storm. Though the jury is out on Livewire she definitely has a shot at becoming the next big thing in comics. At first glace she doesn’t seem to have much going for her, like a weak origin and a first appearance in Superman Adventures 5 which is by no means a favorite amongst comic fans. But like HQ she has a killer costume and sometimes that’s all it takes.
If her introduction into the New 52 blows fans away then look out, her small list of past appearances will see value increase similar to early HQ appearances.
Currently Superman Adv 5 and Action 835 are hot. With recently sales of 40 and even 100 for Superman Adv 5 no one can deny her electric rise in popularity. Unfortunately for people who paid a lot for those comics they might be upset to learn that her image appeared first at the end of the previous issue, Superman Adventures 4! That’s not to say that issue 5 isn’t valuable. It is her first cover and first appearance in a narrative. It’s just not a first appearance and in comics that is often the most important thing to collect.
There is nothing I can say today that will take me away from watching Season one of True Detective in one sitting. You should be doing the same, right after you read this though!
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos 27 ( First Eric Koenig )
So Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. still has not sparked the interest as I had hoped it would. Uninteresting characters ( not including Bill Paxton ) will do that but when Patton Oswalt was announced as reformed Nazi Shield Agent Eric Koenig, I started to smile. The ranks of shield could start filling up with some wonderful characters from Marvel’s past but unless the clairvoyant is M.O.D.O.K. I sill won’t be pleased.
Young Men 24
Rumors of the Psychotic Captain America, William Burnside appearing as the villain in Captain America 3 have been a hot topic this week. Early reviews of The Winter Soldier have been overwhelmingly positive and Marvel has already started chirping about the third film in the franchise. So who is William Burnside?
The general consensus is that he first appears here although he may have appeared earlier in All Select 9 ( unconfirmed ). Burnside is an interesting idea for a film antagonist. He’s a man so obsessed with Steve Rogers he tries to become him! It’s also possible he could appear in film as The Grand Director.
Captain America 231 ( First Burnside as The Grand Director )
Captain America vol 5. 4, 7 ( 2006 )
These I like because of Brubaker, a man who will go down as the most influential Cap writer of the last 20 years. Though Burnside is only shown via flashback in 7 they could be key down the road. Considering the current importance of Issue 6, 6b,1 and the,14 reprint- I would buy now and hold. Cap 153-155 are a good Bronze Age bet too!
Amazing Spider-Man 359, 360
Collectors and buyers love them some ASM 361 and the 361 2nd print but Carnage’s roots can be traced back to issue 354. These issues remain key to the development of the character despite their awful covers. Also the cover to issue 361 is published first in issue 359.
Green Arrow ( new 52 ) 24 1 for 25 Variant Cover by Andrea Sorrentino
Arrow continues to surprise viewer with excellent episodes. Bodyguard to Oliver Queen John Diggle is the best example of this. He has become so popular that Jeff Lemire introduced him into the mainstream DCU in this issue:
but he actually appeared a little earlier in this 1:5 variant, out of continuity comic:
Note: There regular cover for this series is a photo cover.
Oni Color Special 2001
Ellen Page is going to star in Rucks’s Queen and Country. I have mentioned Queen & Country 1 & the FCBD issue when the property was first optioned by Fox. Don’t sleep on this issue though. It features a very Early appearance of Tara Chace and one of her only appearances outside of Queen & Country. The Powers appearances and cover don’t hurt either now that it too has been optioned by Sony for the Ps4.
Action Comics 835 ( first in Continuity Livewire ), Superman Adventures 5
Here’s some major speculation for you. Much like Squirrel Girl, I love oddball first appearances of cool characters that could see increases in value down the road. Livewire represents what I love most about comics and selling them for profit. The key appearances of Livewire are cheap. They are a safe bet and if you buy them you will probably want to hang on to them whether the market on them changes or not.
The Clone Wars 1 ( First Ahsoka Tano )
With Disney and Marvel taking over from Dark Horse a new era for Star Wars Begins. Over the last 20 years there hasn’t been much to rave about in the way of new characters though. Tano is one great exception. Grab her first appearance now especially if your a fan of a universe experiencing a major shift in structure.
Note: There is a variant for this limited to 1000 copies.
UPDATE: Are the Hunters the next big problem for Rick and company on AMC’s The Walking Dead? Seeing how appearances of supporting characters are lighting up Ebay, issues 61-66 ( Fear the Hunters ) will be even harder to acquire if this rumor proves to be true. 61 and 63 are already key books thanks to the first appearance of Chew.
Nova 19 ( First Appearance Marcus Daniels, Blackout )
Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to add villains! I just hope Blackout doesn’t wear his original costume!
The Inhuman 11
Korath the Pursuer is coming to the GOTG film. Yay.
I’m not sure if this movie can handle any more characters but in this case the 35 cent price variant is the one to track down!