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

Buy/Bid – Andrew Jerz

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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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The Future of YOUNG AVENGERS Is Marvel NOW!

Superstars Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie Usher In A New Age Of Teen Heroes!

New York. NY—August 9, 2012— This October, a brand new team arrives on the scene to show what they are made of inYoung Avengers #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series care of the blockbuster creative team of writer Kieron Gillen and artists Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton and Matt Wilson! As part ofMarvel NOW!, Young Avengers  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!

 

From the critically acclaimed duo of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie comes a reinvention of the teen superhero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Hawkeye with Loki, Marvel Boy and Miss America. We have seen how our heroes handle the hardships of the world, but now we can bear witness as these Young Avengers grapple with challenges of becoming a new brand of hero. Will they be up to the task?  Will they be able to follow in the footsteps of the heroes before them?  Will they want to? Join in and watch as these young heroes discover who they truly are and how they can save the world.

 

“The Young Avengers are the team of tomorrow and an important step in right direction for the Marvel Universe,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “This team’s youth is going to make for some very interesting stories as they forge a unique place for themselves in a world populated by super-powered characters.  And there’s no substitute for hard work. You’ll be watching a team grow into one of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful forces.”

 

Marvel NOW!is the culmination ofMarvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. WithYoung Avengers, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of a brand new team.

 

“This is my chance to take a serious crack at reinventing the Marvel teen super hero for the 21st century,” said writer Kieron Gillen. “So I recruited my favorite collaborators in a Dirty-Dozen fashion, and set about the task. I couldn’t be more excited if I was having adrenaline pumped into me intravenously. If the original Young Avengers was about being 16, this is about being 18. It’s a small difference, but an important one.”

 

Each issue ofYoung 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.

 

“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 isYoung Avengers NOW!

 

This January, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie introduce the world to a new team inYoung Avengers #1!

For more onMarvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.comand join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW.

 

YOUNG AVENGERS #1

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art by JAMIE MCKELVIE & MIKE NORTON

Cover by JAMIE MCKELVIE

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Mike Allred’s IT GIRL goes solo!

IT GIRL ON HER OWN

New MADMAN spin-off from Image in August

 

Mike Allred’s MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS wrapped up in 2009 with issue #17, with Madman and Adam Balm on a universe-wide tour with their band, leaving the rest of the Atomics back on Earth. This is when writer Jamie S. Rich (Spell Checkers, You Have Killed Me) started dreaming up a plan for It Girl, Luna Romy, who can take on the properties of anything she touches.

 

That dream becomes reality in August, when the first issue of IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS will be published by Image Comics. Written by Rich, drawn by Mike Norton (REVIVAL, Battlepug), with covers by MADMAN’s creator Mike Allred and colors by Laura Allred, IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS follows It Girl as she tries her hand as a solo crimefighter and adventurer.

 

But while It Girl is taking her new job seriously, learning the ropes — and pitfalls — of fighting crime on the street, her creative team gets to have all the fun.

“I got a small taste of what it was like to channel the Allred spirit when I wrote a couple of short pieces featuring Madman and Mr. Gum, and it was quite delicious,” said Rich. “That’s how I came to propose doing a spin-off as a way to keep the Snap City crew in the public eye.”

 

A meeting of the principles at K!ckstarter in 2011 solidified the plan. IT GIRL gained an artist in Norton, and a collaboration was born.

 

The first issue of IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS catches up readers on just enough of back story to throw them straight into a new adventure. Readers who have never read MADMAN and long-time fans will be equally able to enjoy the story of It Girl confronting the man who murdered her sister (don’t worry — she’s fine now) and becoming the test subject in one of Dr. Flem’s space-time experiments.

 

“The Atomics really captured a vintage spirit that we don’t see in superhero books often enough anymore,” said Rich. “I want readers to have such a good time, they’ll finish every issue wanting more of the same.”

 

Allred describes himself as “a proud papa” of Rich’s and Norton’s effort. “I’m just excited and flattered that anyone would want to take my characters and devote this kind of attention to them,” he said. “Mike Norton is rocking it on this book. He’s a dynamo. Seeing him and Jamie take It Girl and the gang on their own adventures is like I’ve raised these kids, put them through college, and now I am watching them establish their own place in the world.”

 

IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS is a full-color series, debuting on August 8 in comic book stores and digital platforms. It is available for pre-order now from the June issue of Previews. (JUN120428)

 

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