Best Covers – New Comics 5-9-18

New comic book release day 5/9/18. 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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Paolo Rivera

Ryan Stegman

Todd McFarlane

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Brian Haberlin

Rob Liefeld

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X-Men Worst X-Man Ever #1 – Introducing the newest Marvel Mutant; Bailey Hoskins.

Superman The Coming Of The Supermen #1 – Neal Adams writes and pencils a new Superman mini-series. What is there not to love about this?

Superman Wonder Woman #26 – Speaking of Neal Adams, this variant Neal Adams cover is sold out. Also the second book featuring a story by Korean artist extraordinaire Kim Jung Gi.

Faith #2 – The first issue sold out immediately and was shipped along with a second print on the same release date. A lot of fanfare and hype accompanied the first issue. Now comes the real test, issue number two.

Gingerdead Man #1 – This Action Lab/Danger Zone offering is sold out. A comic about a killer Gingerbread cookie? Yep! And did we tell you it’s sold out? Yep!

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #412 (Click the link to read now!).

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Black Panther #1 (1977) 8.5 – IC Club 100 Pick

Hellboy and the BPRD 1953 Beyond The Fences #1

New Mutants #87 (1990) (first full appearance of Cable)

New Mutants #98 (1991)

Doctor Strange #169 (1968)

Dark Knight III The Master Race #3

Daredevil #4 (Vol 5)

Street Fighter X and GI Joe #1

All New All Different Avengers #6

Straitjacket #4

Plus Ultra #2

Wynonna Earp #1

Imposter #1

Neal Adams variants; Flash #49, Deathstroke #15, Aquaman #49, Superman Lois And Clark #5, We Are Robin #9,Teen Titans #17, Cyborg #8, Grayson #17, We Are Robin #9, and Superman #49

 

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Each week InvestComics seeks out a comic(s) on Ebay for $100 or less and then brings it to the attention of our fans. We call it IC 100 Club Pick. The idea is to get a great book at a great price. We do not own nor are we selling these comics. The comics are found by a random process. We do not know the ebay seller(s), nor are we promoting the Ebay seller. Any knowing from the Ebay seller of InvestComics or its affiliates in purely coincidental. (See disclaimer for more details).

IC 100 Club Pick: Black Panther #1 (1977) 8.5. Here’s a beauty waiting to be bought for only $100.00. His first solo comic. Black Panther still has upside. His new comic coming out, a yet to be seen appearance in Cap’s Civil War movie, and a solo movie. Yes more upside for a character that hasn’t even hit its stride yet in film and the new comic book is getting all kinds of hype too. Black Panther is and will be the real deal.

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New Mutants #98

New Mutants #98

New Mutants #87

New Mutants #87

Doctor Strange #169

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Have you’ve seen the new Deadpool movie? Well if haven’t, you probably have seen the aftermarket going bonkers after its release. New Mutants #87 (first full appearance of Cable) is quickly becoming the NEW New Mutants #98. This isn’t a bad thing if you’re on the side of the seller. If you’re a buyer, well you’re going to have to pay a severe premium in order to get your hands on the Cable book if you want it. Here’s the thing, and we’ve said it time and time again within the blogs of the InvestComics website. The New Mutants #98 comic is overpriced and so is (will be) New Mutants #87. The absurdity in pricing for these comics is almost comical actually.
Here are some quick numbers. Let us remind you here, CBCS does not have a census. Which means these numbers are probably much higher. These are CGC numbers…..
There are a total of 1000 New Mutants #87 graded at 9.8. 1087 graded at 9.6. A total of 3804 graded so far. That’s currently, that number will climb steadily and remember, this does not include CBCS. New Mutants #98; 2307 graded at 9.8, 2806 graded at 9.6 and a total of 9514 total graded. Probably over 10,000 graded counting CBCS.
Doctor Strange #169 (1968) 30 graded at 9.8, 70 graded at 9.6 and a total of 1063 graded. How is it that New Mutants #98 is rivaling this comic? Now all the fanboys got their panties in a bunch. Relax. We understand it’s a popularity contest right now, but here is some truth that the other wannbe InvestComics sites will not tell you. The Doctor Strange book is by far and away a better sound investment. Instead of spending $400/$500 on a first appearance on a comic(s) that are well documented as to having many copies available, use your business tactics and understand that supply and demand will eventually equate into the equation here and you will lose if you hold onto your comic a bit too long. It’s inevitable, you will lose money on New Mutants #87 and #98 because you refused to let it go. Anyone spending large amounts of money to have these comics in their possession, better have a plan to sell at an opportune time or else you will be in the red. Just in case you haven’t notice, we’ll say it, the comic book market has been and continues to see a massive correction. Especially the moderns. That first appearance of Spider-Gwen (variant) that InvestComics advised AGAINST buying at ridiculous prices is more than $300/$400/$500 below its asking price from more than a year ago. InvestComics warned our fans, while the other fanboy sites encouraged the buying frenzy. We’re here to spill truth and guide you, not help you lose money. Do not give into the hype of a comic or comics that saw prints of upwards to 225k a piece (New Mutants #98 and a bit less for New Mutants #87). That’s a quarter of a million copies of ONE comic book. What does this mean actually? Well it means there are several dealers and collectors that are sitting on long boxes full of Deadpool and Cable first appearance comic books. Can we say the same for a classic comic like Doctor Strange #169? No we cannot. Not hating on the first Deadpool or Cable here, but use common sense when spending that hard earned money. Realize that these two particular comics have a ceiling AND more importantly a ground floor. If you’re a buyer at a premium for ANY 90’s (*ahem* Doomsday *ahem* Apocalypse) or modern book), you have to know when to dump it or when the correction in the market does in FACT happen, you’ll be in the red and you’ll never make that money back. We’ve said this before, we’ll say it again. the real money is in Bronze/Silver/Golden. And one more thing. About Doomsday and Apocalypse, most likely one trick ponies. We’ll see them once and they’ll fade into obscurity never to be seen again on the big screen, thus driving that premium price back to the correct area.

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We Are Robin #9 Lee Bermejo

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Deathstroke #15 Tyler Kirkman

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Superman The Coming Of The Supermen #1

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Dark Knight Master Race III #3

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And the award for longest title of the week goes to…….Hellboy and the BPRD 1953 Beyond The Fences #1! With this award the readers will get Writers Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson along with artist’s Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera. Hellboy: Year Two. Yep, we’re in.

Maybe DC Comics received a special bundle price for the amount of Neal Adams variant covers we’re getting this month. Here are the covers this week from the legend himself; Flash #49, Deathstroke #15 (the Tyler Kirkman regular cover kills), Aquaman #49, Superman Lois And Clark #5, We Are Robin #9, Teen Titans #17, Cyborg #8, Grayson #17, and Superman #49.
And for the second week in a row, a Neal Adams Superman Wonder Woman variant comic is sold out. Check out Superman Wonder Woman #26 as Korean artist extraordinaire Kim Jung Gi pencils his second issue with the big three (Supes, WW, and Bats). We informed our fans last week about Kim Jung Gi. This guy is the real deal. Kim actually does the cover art for one of these variants (pictured here).
The real reason we have Neal Adams overload this month is because Superman The Coming Of The Supermen #1 will be coming out. Neal Adams will be the writer/artist here for the six issue mini-series. Fans are looking forward to a boldly told story and art from Neal. He will not disappoint here.

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All New All Different Avengers #6

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Daredevil #4

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Faith #2 – Click to Buy/Bid

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After a slight blip, Batman Dark Knight III The Master Race #3 will be back on schedule. And with it, as usual, a ridiculous amount of variant covers. All the covers are nice, nothing so riveting that you’ll need to pluck down a months worth of allowance for, but the Midtown Comics Greg Capullo cover is cool (pictured here).

Crazy eye candy from cover from Lee Bermejo coming this Wednesday. Check out We Are Robin #9. And more of the same from Michael Cho’s Daredevil #4 (Vol 5).

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IDW pits two unlikely franchises together for the first time ever, Street Fighter X and GI Joe. Yep, fun for all! A whole bunch of nutty variants will be available. The Matt Waite pixel cover is good, but our fav is the Paolo Villanelli cover.

Comic fans will be introduced to an all new mutant on new comic book day. Check out the introduction of Bailey Hoskins in X-Men Worst X-Man Ever #1. Definitely a comic to pay attention to.
Marvel warns fans about the last page in All New All Different Avengers #6. Don’t go to your shop and open to the last page now! It’s not a library you know! Hahaha!

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Hellboy and the BPRD 193 Beyond the fences #1

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Straitjacket #4

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With the press coverage Faith #1 received, it now comes time to see how the follow up issue does. Faith #2 comes out Wednesday with less fanfare, so let’s see how many fans stick with it after the first issue. Many will follow up regardless of the press push. It’s up to Faith and Valiant to keep them now.

Better get your hands on these indie’s; Straitjacket #4 (Amigo Comics) is sold out. Gingerdead Man #1 (Action Lab/Danger Zone) is sold out. Plus Ultra #2 (Overground Comics) is sold out.
And rounding out the week, check out Wynonna Earp #1 (IDW), Imposter #1 (21 Pulp).

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Aquaman #49

Aquaman #49

Cyborg #8

Cyborg #8

Deathstroke #15

Deathstroke #15

Flash #49

Flash #49

Grayson #17

Grayson #17

Superman #49

Superman #49

Superman Lois And Clark #5

Superman Lois And Clark #5

Superman Wonder Woman #26

Superman Wonder Woman #26

Teen Titans #17

Teen Titans #17

We Are Robin #9 Neal Adams

We Are Robin #9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pitiful Human Lizard #1 – An introduction of a new character in a number one comic from Chapter House Publishing.

Power Cubed #1 – This comic will see strong sales. A great story and art by Aaron Lopresti. Created owned series. A Dark Horse comic.

Exit Generation #1 – From Comix Tribe; sold out.

Seven Percent #1 – New series from Red 5 Comics looks very interesting.

Deadpool vs. Thanos #2 – Greg Hildebrandt delivers a fabulous variant cover.

 

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Fury S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

Years Of Future Past #5 – Cover homage; Uncanny X-Men #141 (1981).

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #19 – Cover homage; Incredible Hulk #1 (1962).

Kanan The Last Padawan #6

Wilds End Enemy Within #1

Squarriors #4

Book Of Death #3

 

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A few comic covers to talk about this week. Greg Hildebrandt delivers a fabulous variant cover for Deadpool vs. Thanos #2. The regular cover on Fury S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1 by Mike Deodato Jr. is sweet. Years Of Future Past #5 rips the cover from The Uncanny X-Men #141 (1981).

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The Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #19 variant cover seems very familiar. Paying homage to the Incredible Hulk #1 (1962)! Artist Rebekah Isaacs does a wonderful job. None of these variants are available on Ebay at the release of this article.

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There’s a new Star Wars comic to pick up this week; Kanan The Last Padawan #6.

Other comics to check out this Wednesday; Wilds End Enemy Within #1 from Boom Studios. An introduction of a new character from our friends up north; Chapter House Publishing, Pitiful Human Lizard #1. Exit Generation #1 from Comix Tribe is sold out. Devils Due Publishing Squarriors #4 hits this Wednesday. It’s the final issue of that mini-series. A new series from Red 5 Comics looks very interesting; Seven Percent #1.

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Valiant Entertainment continue their amazing run with Book Of Death #3. Two variants to check out, one by Pere Perez and the other by Paolo Rivera. Great storytelling, great art, great covers and they did happen to sign a deal with Sony pictures if anyone has forgotten.

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Dark Horse’s Power Cubed #1 will be a hit if fans know about it. A great story and art created by Aaron Lopresti.

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(Warning! This is NOT an Iron Man 3 bashing; this is merely just an observation in the flight of the Marvel Studios films from me. If you liked Iron Man 3, that’s awesome, I respect that. If you are easily offended I then ask of you to skip this first paragraph because it’s an opinion based on Iron Man 3 that is not in favor of the movie from ME. Please do not get your panties in a bunch if you proceed ahead. Thank you.)

Have you’ve seen the new Thor: The Dark World movie? This movie was absolutely awesome. It’s setting up for so many things it’s almost too much to bear. The inner child within me was at an all-time high watching this film. The movie is by far the best Marvel movie of all Marvel movies besides the Avengers, in which is “1A” and Thor is “1B”. It was that good, simply amazing. What Marvel is doing, tying all of these movies together is almost historic like. It’s unfortunate that in-between great films we have to sit through movies like Iron Man 3. Won’t apologize for the opinion here, It’s an opinion…..deal. Iron Man 3 was very weak in comparison to the latest Thor film. This was bound to happen though. Eventually there will be a fail in the system somewhere. One of these Marvel Studio movies is going to fall flat (monetarily) at the box office. It’s inevitable. Why? because of a weak story, not because there are “too many comic book movies” (nonsense). But until that happens, we will have to endure the weak stories like the Iron Man 3’s when they do come out. Too many weak stories will eventually catch up, so Marvel Studios better be on top of their game and not throw together the Mandarin as a joke character and Pepper Potts glowing. Understood it’s an Iron Man movie, but the first two worked fine without too much of the tongue in cheek stuff. Let’s get back to basics here. I personally walked out of the theater after watching Thor The Dark World and spoke about it for about 30 minutes. There are memorable scenes, action sequences, storyline, and not once did I talk about the last Iron Man film afterwards. I probably did say “meh” or a few words of disappointment. I honestly can say, I don’t recall one memorable scene in that movie. The ending was a major disappointment with all of the suits flying around, wow that was bad. Although Tony does have a very weak rouge gallery which can actually hurt the franchise; have a team-up with Sub Mariner, Black Panther, etc. to offset the minimal selection one has with his gallery. Maybe that would work? Because another S.H.I.E.L.D. television show on the big screen is not going to cut it. Thor: The Dark World just set the bar higher……Go get em’ Cap, you’re up next.

It’s been all about the crazy giveaways here at InvestComics lately. A signed Chris Claremont Excalibur #1, a signed The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 by artist Georges Jeanty, and the best of all announced recently on the InvestComics Facebook page; a CGC 9.8 signature series Star Wars #1 (Dark Horse 2013) by Brian Wood! Thanks to Ratchet City Comics for making this contest possible! If you haven’t done so already and you’re a collector, you must visit the Ratchet City Comics new web page right HERE. You have to see the awesome display of CGC comics ready for the taking. Ratchet City Comics is also on Ebay, so be sure to check them out there as well! There is a stipulation regarding the CGC Sig Series giveaway though. It’s a small one, but let’s make it happen! The InvestComics Facebook page is above the 1600 Likes mark and we need to get to the 3000 mark by Christmas in order for this book to be given away. So it’s simple, you share, bring the total to 3000 by Christmas and YOU could possibly WIN the CGC Star Wars book. What a great gift to yourself, a loved one, an investment piece, and a fantastic way to ring in the New Year! Be sure to inform us that you shared the InvestComics Facebook page to be in the running. Click HERE for the news release on this contest. Let’s get to 3000, and good luck!

As mentioned quite a few times here on InvestComics, the variant covers are a bit of overkill to the hobby. But that said, there is a demand for them and comic companies have the right to make money. Who doesn’t like money right? With that in mind, there has been a recent influx of crazy covers and gimmicks coming out. Once again, companies are making money and good for them. Many of the speculators are now worried about the “crash” of the 90’s in the speculators market. I’m here to tell you, there is nothing to fear. Back in the 90’s comic books speculators were not as savvy as the ones of today. Do you still have those out there that buy 10 copies of a number one issue? Or maybe a hot issue? Or a 3D cover? Yes you do and those are the ones that are doomed to fail. Those speculators have no idea how this market works. I’m not going to go into a long dissertation on how and what to do because if you read the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks, you should have a grasp on what to do and what not to do. The true speculator knows how to collect in today’s market to make the most of their money. The collector that hoards, that falls in love with their 3D covers have a portfolio problem on their hands. Follow what InvestComics recommends, and you will be better off. Not to say that that we haven’t picked clunkers either, but a wiser investor makes more than they lose.

Another reason for a non 90’s crash? Warner Bros. and Disney wouldn’t allow it. The comic book markets haven’t seen this much attention in a long time. If the sales slump, the companies will make adjustments. If a comic shop orders too much of something, they too will cut back. The shops and collectors are very frugal with their dollar these days. The overspending will come at the hands of the collector looking to make a killing, they will fail and go away. The same goes with some retail shops. Some shops will order too may 3D covers and be stuck with a boatload of them for years to come, sooner rather than later going into the 50 cent long boxes.

So accountability is that so of the collectors, shops, and comic companies. The 90’s happened because of the greed that overtook each and every one of the aforementioned. There is a market for the speculators in the comic book world; it’s just a wiser one now. The greedy ones will fall by the wayside.

InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 11/13/13

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Why the long talk about the 90’s you may ask? A couple of reasons, besides the variant covers this week and every week. Let hit DC Comics first then Valiant Comics in a bit. This week DC goes back to the well again with a “special cover”. Batman (2011 2nd Series) #25 will feature an embossed cover. Ask another question, why is that? Well because it’s issue #25? It has the Riddler in it?  Because the Zero Year “reaches a new level”?  All excuses that don’t really add up or warrant a gimmick cover, but DC Comics is going to cash in here again. The trick here is not to get caught up with the gimmick cover. The comic to go after is the Greg Capullo variant sketch cover. It’s only $95 retail, but signed and CGC graded (9.8 or higher) and you make some cash easily. On second thought here, grab the embossed cover too. It’ll probably go to a second print quickly, but sell the regular cover quickly on Ebay to make a flip. Sit on this a day or two too long and you’ll be stuck with it.

Superman Wonder Woman (2013) #2 has sold out on the retail level. This hot comic will continue to be hot until the whole idea of Superman being romantically linked with Wonder Woman wanes thin. Then again, many readers are not reading this comic for that reason; its good storytelling keeping this comic hot right now. How long will the hot commodity last? That’s a tough call, but until that happens, grab the sold out Tony Daniel sketch variant for $75. Do the same as the Bat book recommended above. And Forever Evil Arkham War (2013) #2 $10 variant is sold out on the retail level. No big deal here because this comic is extremely meaningless in the grand scheme of the aftermarket. Collectors should by this for the love of the series. The last of the DC Comics this week to take a look at is Green Lantern Corps (2011 2nd Series) #25. This comics focal point is on the villain Anarky. The villain was created by writer Alan Grant and artist Norm Breyfogle back in Detective Comics #608 (1989). And one more thing about the Green Lantern cover, doesn’t it bring you flashbacks to the Messiah Complex with Cable holding the baby? Scroll through the gallery of the Hot Picks and see for yourself.

Valiant Comics have been making some very serious noise with their amazing storytelling and art since their comeback. The biggest Valiant Comics event ever is about to take place on new comic book day. With the release of Unity (2013 Valiant) #1 Valiant is looking to cash in and cash in big. They understand that the market wants variant covers and wow are they supplying it. How about 13 variant covers here? Yes Valiant is banking and way to go! Remember the talk we had earlier about the non-informed “new” speculator that thinks they will make lots and lots of money? Well that guy/gal will probably buy all 13 issues. The Valiant Comics fan will buy all 13 copies (which they should or want to because they are simply fans and want their product!), and then you have InvestComics over here. Only two of these comics out of the 13 really need your attention here, for the investment side of course. Both are from the Legend Neal Adams. Get your hands on the sold out $75 Neal Adams Incentive variant and the $150 Neal Adams Black & White sketch Variant. Get a CGC witness to go with you to have Mr. Adams sign them and you’ll be all set. Be sure to get a high grade of course. NOW you’re all set, and as for the other 11 variants, unless there is a short run or a high demand on either the Bart Sears signature book ($25) or the exclusive ($10), not much to lay your money down on here.

Marvel’s 50th anniversary of the X-Men hits this Wednesday with X-Men Gold (2013) #1. Thought this would be a bigger deal, more hoopla, but okay. The big deal is found within the pages inside of this comic though. X-Men stories from Chris Claremont, Walter Simonson, Bob McLeod, Stan Lee, and many others. The $6 John Cassady variant is already sold out. Another sold out X-Men variant Marvel Knights X-Men (2013) #1 from Paolo Rivera. That comic will get $20 from you. Nothing spectacular here unless the MK X-Men title takes off. The Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-Man (2013) #1 variant is sold out; see MK X-Men #1.

Comics to definitely look out for this week are Umbral (2013 Image) #1, sold out at shops. A good showing on this comic can bring back good rewards for you. Noir (2013 Dynamite) #1 will be the same scenario. Right now it’s sold out at the retailer, including the ultra-rare 25 copy variant for $100. If this comic hits the mark with readers, look for that variant to fetch some big bucks. IDW’s Wraith Welcome To Christmasland (2013) #1 is sold out. There is a $15 variant to possible grab out there.

Rounding out the week we have Manifest Destiny (2013 Image) #1, All New Soulfire (2013 Aspen) #1, Clown Fatale (2013 Dark Horse) #1 (proving that covers don’t always sell a comic book because this comic is not sold out yet and looks like it’ll need a good showing to do so), and finally Protocol Orphans (2013 Boom Studios) #1. This comic is not sold out yet, or maybe it won’t be but a side note about this comic to leave you with. Newcomer Mariano Navarro will be the artist on this comic. He’s a nice talent. If you feel so inclined to search out his first work, it’s not that long ago. Look for Descendant #1 from Image Comics (2009) in the 50 cent boxes.

Invest wisely

Jay Katz        

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ALL OR NOTHING – AGE OF ULTRON #10A.I. First Look

Marvel sent InvestComics a first look at AOU #10A.I. Scroll through the images below!

It’s the hit comic book event of the spring, and this June – get your first look at the monumental fallout from Age Of Ultron in Age Of Ultron #10A.I.! From  Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid & red-hot artist Andre Araujo, founding Avenger Hank Pym, stands at a crossroads! Faced with a dilemma only he can solve, Pym must gamble his past AND his future! By the end of this issue, one of the smartest men in the Marvel Universe will have an entirely new role, but will he have been redeemed?  So what are you waiting for? A whole new world is about to be unveiled following the end of Age Of Ultron #10! Head on over to your local comic shop and reserve a copy of Age Of Ultron #10A.I – TODAY!

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AGE OF ULTRON #10A.I. (APR130594)

AGE OF ULTRON #10A.I. RIVERA VARIANT (APR130595)Written by MARK WAID Pencils by ANDRE ARAUJO Cover by SARA PICHELLI

Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA FOC – 5/27/13, ON-SALE – 6/26/13

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Your First Look at DAREDEVIL #18!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Daredevil #18! Get ready for the biggest Daredevil story yet, as a new menace walks the streets of New York – the ruthless killer called Coyote! Can Daredevil put a stop to his crime spree? And with all that has been happening in his life, just how sane IS matt Murdock? The red-hot creative team of Eisner award-winner Mark Waid and superstar artist Chris Samnee keep the action and drama at an all-time high inDaredevil #18, hitting comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this September.

 

DAREDEVIL #18 (JUL120586)

Written by MARK WAID

Penciled by CHRIS SAMNEE

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

FOC – 8/27/2012, On Sale – 9/19/2012

 

 

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com