Hot Picks Top 5 #56

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Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #418 and new comics coming this Wednesday 4/6/16. Click the link to read the article now.

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Empress #1 – This “Saga” like comic from Mark Millar will be sold out in no time. Watch for this Marvel imprint from Icon to take off. One of the key components to its success will be that it has to be consistent on its release. Millar’s Nemesis, also from Icon, was a semi-success, but lost many fans because of delays. It could have been a bigger book (should have been), but delays will kill things fast. Empress + on time = success.

Star Wars Poe Dameron #1 – Almost every week InvestComics preaches the gospel about Star Wars comics from Marvel. We say to buy them because they are fantastic reads and for the possible first appearance that may explode at any time. This week we have a character from the latest Star Wars movie making their first appearance in a Star Wars comic. What more do you want here? Okay, maybe have your wife/girlfriend or maybe read it with your kid? That would be cool too.

Justice League Darkseid War Special #1 – Darkseid’s daughter, Grail, will be making her indelible mark within the DC universe this Wednesday. DC might be priming her for bigger things to come. Check out the InvestComics Hot Picks #418 for more info on this and about Grail’s first appearance.

Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1 – One of DC’s all time greatest artist will grace us with his presence in this book. Jim Lee will pencil and do the cover art here. What more do you need? Refer back to the new Star Wars comic if you need more answers on that.

Superman #51 – A new story line begins; Super League. Be on the lookout for possible new villains or heroes in this epic Superman crossover event. We’ll probably say “told you so!”

Empress #1

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Superman #51

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Star Wars Poe Dameron #1

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Justice League Darkseid War Special #1

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Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #418. Click the link for more details! 

IC 100 Club Pick: Showcase #75 (1968) 7.0.

Black Panther Vol 6 #1

Spider-Women Alpha #1

Black Panther #1

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Justice League #40

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Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #7

Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #8

Justice League #40 (2015)

Batman/Punisher: Deadly Knights (1994)

Bloodlines #1

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Lobo Annual #1 Bloodlines Outbreak (1993) 

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #7

Green Arrow #51

Grizzly Shark #1

Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1 (2010)

Think Tank #1

Henchgirl #6 – Sold out

Rough Riders #1

Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1

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Punisher Batman

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Mighty Zodiac #1

Bruce Lee Dragon Rises #1

Fix #1

Gold Key Alliance #1

Baltimore Empty Graves #1

Miss Fury #1

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Showcase #75

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IC 100 Club Pick: Showcase #75 (1968) 7.0. This comic represents the first appearance and origin of Hawk and Dove. Story, cover and interior art from the legendary man himself, Steve Ditko. A 7.0 grade for only $90, with FREE shipping, gets this beauty in your hands. This a must in your collection.

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Look for writer Mark Millar to turn things upside down with the debut of Empress #1 from Marvel’s imprint Icon. It’s already getting billed as Marvel Comics version of “Saga”. And we all know how Saga turned out. Mark will introduce fans to a whole new sci-fi world. Hollywood LOVES Mark Millar and we wonder if Marvel Studios would ever pick this up and run with it. Who knows? It could happen. Either way, this is an introduction comic in the vein of Saga, one to watch for here! This will be big.

 

Empress #1

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Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1

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Spider-Women Alpha #1

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Poe Dameron #1

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The new Black Panther series makes its debut this week; Black Panther Vol 6 #1. The longest running Black Panther series lasted 62 issues. Many limited series, one shots, and team-up books over the span of six volumes for the character. Will this series ever make past 62 issues? We’ll see. But the first issue here is accompanied by an abundance of variants to choose from. Pointless, and the need for 13 different covers (at last count, probably more) is a bit excessive. The creative team makes for a must get though. Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Brian Stelfreeze will bring fans back again and again.

Marvel will introduce a new Star Wars character into their library. Star Wars Poe Dameron #1 will have the first comic book appearance of Poe Dameron. Poe appeared in the latest Star Wars flick and now he makes his way into the funnies. Regular InvestComics readers know how we feel about the Star Wars comics. Buy them all! This one here is so obvious that if you miss it, shame on you! Besides Empress #1, this is the other big Marvel book this week.

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Spider-Women Alpha #1 features Silk, Spider-Gwen and Spider-Woman all teaming up. The Stacey Lee variant is sold out.
With the introduction of Tomoe in Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #7, find out more about her and those ninjas in Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 #8.

Bloodlines #1

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Justice League #40

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Justice League Darkseid War Special #1

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Lobo Annual #1 Bloodlines

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This week’s Justice League Darkseid War Special #1 will focus on Darkseid’s daughter Grail. A book simmering in the back issue bins on Ebay is Justice League #40 (2015), the first appearance of Darkseid’s daughter Grail. With DC maybe headed towards a Darkseid movie appearance, who’s to say they won’t take a page out of Marvel’s film franchise and include his daughter, a’la Marvel’s Nebula (Thanos). Right now JL #40 might be a gimme at $15….the same price as some worthless variant this week. Maybe getting Justice League #40 instead of a pretty cover makes more sense. Just saying.
There are plenty of DC comic covers by John Romita Jr. to choose from this week. DC is proud to have John Romita Jr. on their side instead of those “other guys”. Some may say or think this is the first time John is playing for the other side, but fans of InvestComics know we’re going to do our research! John Romita Jr. first drew some DC characters back in 1994. Not just “any” characters, he penciled Batman, Robin, Joker, among some others from the DCU. The comic was Batman/Punisher: Deadly Knights. Art by John Romita Jr. and written by Chuck Dixon. John also contributed to the awesome cover. Great comic, great story, Romita Jr.’s first DC work.

While on topic regarding DC’s past history. Bloodlines #1 debuts with writer J.T. Krul and artist Kenneth Marion at the helm. Bloodlines was a huge crossover storyline that took almost 6 months to hammer out back in 1993, spanning from August to December. The very first Bloodlines book was Lobo Annual #1 Bloodlines Outbreak. This comic introduced the Bloodlines Parasites.

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Superman #51

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Black Panther #1

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Invincible Iron Man #8

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Invincible Iron Man #7

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Mr. Jim Lee will provide artwork for this week’s winner of the longest comic book title; Harley Quinn And The Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1. Yes, THE Jim Lee will be penciling this comic. The Lee sketch cover is already sold out.

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #7 features the first appearance of the NEW Nightwing.
It looks like Superman #51 could possibly introduce some new characters within its major new storyline crossing over all of the Superman titles; Super League Part 1 begins here. Keep an eye out on this series for new characters and villains.
Green Arrow will battle Deathstroke in Green Arrow #51. Fantastic covers from Patrick Zircher (regular cover) and John Romita Jr. (variant).

Grizzly Shark #1 from Image Comics looks interesting. Grizzly Shark first appeared in Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1 (2010). This Origin debut comic is written by Robert Kirkman. Ever heard of him? Art from the 2010 and 2016 Shark books; Ryan Ottley.
A new Think Tank series will start this Wednesday; Think Tank #1 (Image Comics). The original series started in 2012; Think Tank #1.

Green Arrow #51 JRJR

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Green Arrow #51

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Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #7

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Punisher/Batman

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Scout Comics has a hit on their hands. InvestComics has mentioned each and every single issue of Henchgirl since its inception. Now Henchgirl #6 is sold out. We have told you again…….
New After-Shock comic this week from Adam Glass and Pat Olliffe; Rough Riders #1.

Here are a bunch of number one issues to check out this Wednesday…..Mighty Zodiac #1 (Oni Press), Bruce Lee Dragon Rises #1 (Darby Pop), Fix #1 (Image Comics), Gold Key Alliance #1 (Dynamite Entertainment), Baltimore Empty Graves #1 (Dark Horse), Miss Fury #1 (Dynamite Entertainment).

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Grizzly Shark #1

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Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark #1

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Henchgirl #6

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Mighty Zodiac #1

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Rough Riders #1

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Think Tank #1 (2012)

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Invest wisely. Read Comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 9-9-10 Comics & Cinema

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This week, InvestComics goes back to the archives again. This article originally appeared on Project Fanboy ( InvestComics Comics & Cinema section) in December of 2009. A few weeks back we covered the Avengers Hot Picks, this week we take a look at the villians. Enjoy! See you next week, Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

avengers_54The Avengers have had many adversaries over the years. With the last Comics & Cinema article (Avengers Assemble!) focusing on the heroes (accept for Loki) to appear and maybe “not” appear in the movie, this week we will look at some of the possible Villains that could appear in the flick. The Avenger villains throughout the years are definitely not a list of who’s who in the Marvel Universe. Better yet, a “who’s that?” maybe. Or maybe even an “Oh yea I forgot about that one!” There is one thing regarding the villains here. Will the Avengers movie be an origin movie or an all out heroes vs. villains deal? Since the heroes are all getting themselves acquainted with the audience in their respective movies, one can hope that we get right down to business and have a villain or 2 appearing. One can only hope as well to see Thor vs. Hulk first, then get down to business and kick some villain tail!
While Marvel can choose any villain they want from their vast library, Comics & Cinema will stick with who has appeared in the Avengers books as a bad guy or gal. So aside from one of the greatest if not the best tale ever to be read or drawn in the pages of The Avengers, The Kree-Skrull War would be “The Movie” to make for any fan of comic books, but this isn’t so much about us “comic collectors” as it is for Hollywood to figure out their best angle to make the most money out of the least amount of work. The reference for “least amount of work” comes out because you have to realize the task at hand here. You try filling up a screen with 4 Major Marvel characters that all will have had solo movies before this one comes out. If too much time is spent worrying about character time and who should get more money shots than the other, this movie will take about 5 years to get done. According to the latest release dates, The Avengers movie will be coming in 2 years! Probably not going to happen in 2012, but we all want to think it may happen. Now back to the Kree-Skrull comic. The first part of this mega awesome story appeared in The Avengers #89 with the awakening of Kree-Sentry. Although the first part from 1971 will cost you only about $60, it’s The Avengers #93 that takes the cake in this storyline. It’s the double sized issue drawn by the legend himself Neal Adams. This prize issue comes in at $100 in high grade. Out of the entire 9 issue run here, this would be the one to get. There were 3 other legends to join in bringing this epic story that eventually lead to the Secret Invasion story arc. Sal Buscema and John Buscema were on hand along with writer Roy Thomas. If you never got around to checking this story out, you should make a point of getting to it. So if the Kree-Skrull war doesn’t come to the silver screen as part of The Avengers movie, too bad for us and too bad for anyone that doesn’t know of this epic tale.

Let’s march forward to the Villains. Here they are in no particular order of preference.
A Hank Pym creation that goes wrong, his creation is called Ultron. This villain has been around for a while now, constantly a thorn in the Avengers side. In 1968 the debut (cameo) of Ultron happened in The Avengers #54. This will run at about the $50 mark, well worth it for a villain that we all know will always be around causing some sort of havoc. If Ultron is announced to make it to the silver screen, that goes up to $100 tomorrow. If you’re looking to spend a few more bucks, take a look at The Avengers #8 (1964). This is the first appearance of Kang. Kang has been a brutal force against our Avengers for many years. The price tag here is in the $125 range. Kang is also going to rule the land in 4000AD so start the revolt now!
The Avengers #4 hits for the second straight article. The first time it was for the first appearance of the silver age Captain America, this time it’s here because it’s the first appearance of Baron Zemo! Yes it’s a twofer issue! Absorbing Man has given our mighty heroes a problem also at one time. Check out his first in Journey Into Mystery #114 (1965). This will be the most expensive of the choices with the Avengers villains. $2000 is the starting bid here. Our next villain made an early appearance in the Avengers books. The Avengers #10 (1964) features the debut of Immortus. $125 gets you a copy of this one.
Traveling to the Cosmos we find a few characters that have been a nuisance over the years for our beloved team. Korvac falls into the annoying people category. Debuting in 1975 in Giant Sized Defenders #3, he quickly found his way into the lives of Marvel’s Super team. This comic cost only $20. We then look to the supposed granddaughter of the baddest Cosmo dude of all, Thanos. Nebula claims to be related to Thanos, but if she really was in some way wouldn’t she really be kicking some serious ass? Check out her debut in Avengers #257 (1985) for only $5. Yes it’s safe to say that she is a second rate villain, unlike her “grand daddy.” Speaking of Thanos, Iron Man #55 (1973) is the first appearance of the Cosmo goliath. If you find this comic in great shape for $200, it’s a fantastic buy for one of the most underrated villains in the Marvel Kingdom.

So there you have a smidgen of villains that have crossed the path of Earth’s Mighty Heroes. Will any of them appear in the movie? As comic book fans we always hope to see what we grew up with or heard about come to life. The possibilities of seeing a Thanos grace the screen or even Captain Marvel from the Kree-Skrull story would be a dream come true. Could you imagine the Avengers movie leading into a full out Marvel Cosmo Universe movie? They already have Silver Surfer out there; just add characters like Rom or something! Yes that’s right, Rom. What’s wrong with him??

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz