Comic Broker Report – October 2014 (part 2)

 THE COMIC BROKER’S REPORT – September 2014 pt. 2

Reaction to this month’s article has been about as hot as my sister skinny dipping with a recently diagnosed thyroid problem.  To make up for that I have decided to add some extra selections for this month.  An update would have sufficed but it ballooned with a bunch of new pics and since become a part 2.  Some of these may have already been spotlighted by others on the web and if that it true then those author’s are by far much better than me and should receive emails from any reader telling them so!  Enjoy your Labor day weekend folks!

The Pulse 11,13

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With A Jessica Jones show coming up on Netflix how long before Danielle Cage makes an appearance?

The Flash: Iron Heights

Girder is an obscure DC villain who first appeared in The Flash: Iron Heights, an excellent prestige format book by industry greats Johns and Ethan Van Sciver.  The character has been cast to appear in the upcoming Flash TV show.

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Farooq/Blackout is an even more obscure character than Girder.  Though he appears first in the well printed/underwhelming Flashpoint 1 (also by Johns ) the issue is rare depending on which version you seek out.

Sketch variant, third printing, George Perez variant, SDCC and Canadian Expo edition

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 Tales of Suspense 59 ( First Appearance Jarvis )

Jarvis will be cast for the Agent Carter show.  The famous butler to heroes first appeared in this classic series from Marvel.

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Doctor Who Weekly 17 ( First appearance of Abslom  Daak )

Fan favorite and Dalek Killer, Abslom Daak could finally be appearing on screen.  His first appearance is really going to be tough to find in high grade though.

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The Avengers 167 ( First appearance of Carina )

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In the comics she’s The Collector’s daughter but if you’ve see the GOTG film then you know that she’s not to happy with her position.  It’s great little role by an unknown.

The Flash 245 ( First appearance of the Floronic Man )

Del Toro’s Justice League Dark is going to feature many of DC’s best characters who deal in magic and mysticism.  The legendary director  has expressed a desire to include The Floronic Man.  This is his first appearance.

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Note:  The Floronic man appears in The Atom 1 but he does not become the Floronic Man until this Flash issue.

Secret Six 7 ( first appearance of Komodo )

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Arrow is looking to feature a ton of DC characters in the upcoming season including Komodo!

The Flash Volume 2 Issue 28  ( First Linda Park )

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Green Arrow 17 variant ( First Komodo DC new 52 )

This variant is going to be the one to collectors will want.  It also features Jeff Lemire’s writing debut for Arrow and that’s enough to make this reader buy!   Simon Lacroix is an expert archer in his own right and may turn out to be one of the more exciting TV characters if he is adapted well from the source material.

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The Eternals 7 ( First appearance Eson the Searcher )

One of the more obscure appearances ( and my personal favorite! ) from the GOTG film!

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Hulk vs. Iron Man 2  ( First Extremis Hulk )

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Captain Atom ( First General Wade Eiling )

The General is rumored to play a significant role on Arrow!  This one may not see much in the way of market gains based on a higher print run but for fans of Arrow it’s a must own and can probably be found in a dollar bin.

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Peter Parker, Spider-Ham 12 ( First Galactypus )

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If you haven’t been reading Ultimate FF then you need to start right after you finish reading this.

Superman Day of Doom 1 of 4

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Man I sure hate mini -series and not because of the format.  For some reason collector’s frown upon them especially modern  buyers and sellers.  In this cases fans of the upcoming Gotham show and the Gotham Central comic should want this one.

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Spider-Verse/Spider-Man Checklist

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Spider_VerseWith the recent announcement of the new Spider-Man Event called “Spider-Verse” it got us thinking; how long will it take us to compile a list together for our fans. Well it took a little while, but it was well worth it. In case you’re out of the loop a little bit, Spider-Verse will bring together every single different form of the Spider-Man character ever in a Spidey event series. Sounds like fun!

For fans alike, this should be an absolute thrill ride. The readers will be in eye candy heaven. So what does this mean exactly for the speculator? Well they too will have a joy ride ahead of them. The math is not hard on this one at all. Here is how it will probably go down. Spider-Verse will release and there will be a mad frenzy for many of the Spidey characters. Be it in a suit/Spidey-Armour/power or anything for that matter. Marvel will get wind of the public outcry for say…..the Iron Spider-Man (one of our personal favorites) and they will respond. Bottom line folks, expect some branching out of the Spider-Man Universe for years to come. Be on top of some of the ridiculous ones and the stellar ones before you’re caught without a copy of that NEW popular Spidey character with their own series.

Iron_Spider_ManNow InvestComics fans can search out just about every single different Spider-Man (and female) that pretty much exist right here……on one page.

As we mentioned earlier, one of our favorite Spidey creations has to be the Iron Spider-Man. The late Michael Turner still has one of our favorite modern day comic covers of all time. Civil War #3 (2006) Variant is an absolute beauty (pictured right).

So in no particular order, welcome to the InvestComics: Spider-Verse/Spider-Man Checklist! The list compiles not only the different variations of Spider-Man, but it also includes some of the Spidey villains that have emulated him over the years as well.

(Of course there will be some comics left off or some errors made here. Please speak up if you think you got a good one that was inadvertently left off or if there is a mistake. Also, please keep in mind that some of these characters will never see the light of day in the Spider-Verse event, but having fun here is more important.)

Spider-Verse/Spider-Man Checklist

Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962) – First original Spidey costume.

Amazing Spider-Man #529 – The first Iron-Spider-Man suit. This Bryan Hitch cover really pops. The cover shows the suit in its full glory.

Marvel Team-Up #141 – The first black suit Spider-Man (After AMSM #252)

Amazing Spider-Man #252 (1984) – The first black suit Spider-Man. Need any more than this?

Amazing Spider-Man #365 (1992)Spider-Man 2099 (first appearance) is already making his presence felt in the pages of Spider-Man. Who knows how big 2099 will get eventually…..again.

Web of Spider-Man #70 (1990) – The very first appearance of Spider-Hulk.

Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man – This graphic novel soft cover features the first Spider-Man 2211.

Web of Spider-Man #117 (1994) – First Ben Reilly as Scarlett Spider.

Spider-Man #21 (1992) – With Deathlok heating up the small screen these days, how about a cyborg Spider-Man? Check out the awesome Erik Larsen cover too! Your first look at Cyber-Spider.

Amazing Spider-Man #329 (1990) – Can you imagine the coolness of having a Captain Universe Spider-Man running around the Marvel cosmic books? Maybe this would be a way for Marvel to sneak in Spider-Man into the Marvel Studio movies. Check out when Spidey goes power cosmic for the first time right here. Erik Larsen at the helm once again.

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (1980)Spider-Lizard makes his debut here.

Webspinner’s: Tales of Spider-Man #13 (2000) – The official/unofficial first Spider-Man Unlimited.

Web of Spider-Man #100 (1993) – The first Spider-Armor.

Spider-Man #90 (1998) – First Negative Zone Spidey.

Universe X: Spidey #1 (2000)Spiders-Man first appearance. That’s some stretch with the name right? Must have been an all-nighter trying to come up with that name.

Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #66 (1982) – Spidey is having all sorts of issues with Electro in this comic. So he builds an Electro suit.

Amazing Spider-Man #425 (1997) – The “return” of the Electro suit. Much different (so cool!)

Amazing Spider-Man #100 (1971) Spidey with six arms! Classic Spidey cover and Gil Kane pencils.

Spider-Man #58 (1995) – First appearance of Black Scarlet Spider.

Funeral For An Octopus #2 (1995) – Spider-Man as Octo-Spider-Man!

Spectacular Spider-Man #214 (1994) – The awesomeness of Ninja Spider-Man debuts here.

Spider-Man #25 (1992) – The first appearance of Spider-Phoenix.

Amazing Spider-Man #410 (1996)Spider-Carnage debuts here.

Amazing Spider-Man #367 (1992) Blood Spider first appearance.

Amazing Spider-Man #258 (1984) – Not only an early symbiote appearance, but the first appearance of……..bag head Spidey!! No really, no kidding.

Spider-Man #58 (1995)Leather Jacket Spider-Man!

Spider-Man 2099 #29 (1995) – First appearance of Flipside.

Spider-Girl #5 (1999)Spider-Venom‘s first appearance.

Amazing Spider-Man #682 (2012)Spider-Amour III debuts.

Amazing Spider-Man #656 (2011)Spider-Amour II!

Spectacular Spider-Man #256 (1998) – Another version of the Grocery bag head Spidey!

Spider-Man Noir #1 (2009) – First appearance of Spider-Man Noir.

Amazing Spider-Man #650 (2011) Spider-Man Stealth!

Amazing Spider-Man #569 (2008) – First appearance of Anti-Venom.

Amazing Spider-Man #300 (1988) – First FULL Venom appearance.

Ultimate Fallout #4 (2011) First Miles Morales as Spidey.

Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham #1 (1983) – The first appearance of the very awesome Spider-Ham!

 

Now how about the girls? Yes, over the years there have been variations of Spidey on the female side. The same rules apply here as above, some spider-like villains included. Let’s have a look at them.

Marvel Spotlight #32 (1977) – First appearance of Spider-Woman.

What If? Starring Spider-Man Vol2 #105 (1989) – First appearance of Spider-Girl (May Parker).

Ultimate Spider-Man #98 (2006) – First Jessica Drew as Spider-Woman.

Spider_WomanDeath’s Head II #4 (1992)Death’s Head Spidey.

Amazing Spider-Man #210 (1980) – First Madame Web.

Amazing Fantasy Vol. 2 #1 (2004)Ana Sofia Corazon as Spider-Girl.

Carnage #1 (2010) – First appearance of Scorn.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #263 (1998)Martha Franklin as Spider-Woman.

Venom: Lethal Protector #4 (1993) – First appearance of Scream.

Amazing Spider-Man #375 (1993) – First appearance of She-Venom.

Venom #38 (2013) – The debut of Mania.

Spider-Girl #45 (2002)Felicity Hardy as Scarlet Spider.

Amazing Spider-Girl #14 (2008) – First appearance of Arana.

Amazing Spider-Girl #20 (2008) – Debut of Mayhem (April Parker).

 

Remember, with great knowledge comes InvestComics.

Invest wisely. Read Spidey.

Jay Katz

 

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 4/9/14

The hottest pick of the week at the end of this abbreviated article, but for now……..

The variant cover absurdity continues this week with Daredevil volume 4 #1.50. And what’s with the numbering here too? Can we stop with this already? Oh yeah and the number of variants for this “landmark issue” is 8. Ridiculous…..stop already.

Moving right along……

With the announcement a couple of months ago, Iron Fist on Netflix will certainly spark the back issue market for the character. It already has, but it will continue for a while. Iron Fist has always been one of those underground fan fav’s, like a Moon Knight! Now Marvel will regurgitate Iron Fist until you cannot breathe anymore. We all know how Marvel can overuse a character right? Look around, you’re going to see more Rocket Raccoon than you have in the last 25 years. Iron Fist Living Weapon (2014) #1 will do well and renew the interest once again. What the speculator really needs to be focused on is Marvel Premiere #15 (1974). Iron Fist’ first appearance.  This classic comic needs to already have a home in your collection or find one!

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Staying on topic with comics that will definitely pay dividends, I bring you All New Ultimates (2014) #1. No, All New Ultimates #1 will not bring any sort of turnover at all. It’s two teammates that appear in the book that will. Cloak & Dagger have been covered on InvestComics quite often and here we go again! Buy the first appearance of Cloak & Dagger in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #64 (1982). You will not regret it. These two characters are bound to breakout eventually. Be it a television show or a movie appearance. It will happen.

Want to witness a couple of comics go from extremely hot to extremely cool in very little time? Check out Chris Claremont’s Nightcrawler (2014 4th Series) #1. Yeah, it’ll be very hot out of the gate then fall flat on its face. Not saying it won’t be an awesome comic to pick up at your local shop, but do not “bank” on anything from the aftermarket with this one. The same rings true for All New Doop (2014) #1. There is a reason Doop’s first appearance from 2001’s X-Force #116 sold on Ebay recently for as low as 99 cents. Not much of a future in uptick value for this first appearance.

Readers will be delighted to open up Mighty Avengers (2013) #9 this Wednesday. We finally find out who is behind the Ronin mask.

Iron Man throws on a “very special” Iron Man suit this Wednesday in Iron Man (2012 5th Series) #24. Is it the Hulkbuster?? Check out the comic and find out.

DC Comics rides the Scott Snyder/Batman gravy train with the release of Batman Eternal (2014) #1. This comic will see a second print very soon.

Lola XOXO (2014) #1 from Aspen Entertainment looks like a cool book to check out. And THE comic to get this week is……Shutter (2014 Image) #1. On writing duties will be Joe Keatinge. Along with Image Comics “first official work” by artist Leila Del Duca will bring this comic to definite sellout status. Although the first published work from Leila came in January of this year in Image Expo Preview Book: I Is For Image. Just a heads up for those keeping score at home!

That’s it for this week. See you soon.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WHO AM I? Launches in April as Marvel’s Next INFINITE COMIC Series!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Returns in Marvel’s Latest Infinite Comic!

 

New York, NY—January 15th 2014— Gear up for a Spider-Man epic unlike any other in Amazing Spider-Man: Who Am I? – the latest game-changing Infinite Comic hitting digital devices this April! Following hits like Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted, Iron Man: Fatal Frontier, and the recent Deadpool: The Gauntlet, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WHO AM I? is designed specifically for mobile devices and fully embraces the technological opportunities. Representing the latest form of comic book storytelling using tablets and smartphones as a new canvas, each new Marvel Infinite Comic continues to take advantage of modern technology while staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths!

 

Blockbuster writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man) joins red hot writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (Ultimate Comics Ultimates) along with artists Juan Bobillo & Antonio Fabela with layouts by Geoffo Beauleau & JL Mast to take the recently-returned wallcrawler to places you never though – the criminal underworld!

 

“The story starts with Peter Parker having lost all of his memory. He doesn’t know who he is. He’s in the process of robbing a bank,” says series writer Joshua Hale Fialkov in an interview with Marvel.com. “If you remove identity and get to the core of who Peter Parker really is, is he a hero? Would he act as a hero, when presented with the opportunities of a villain?”

 

Fueled by the overnight success of Infinite Comics, and combined with the demand from fans and creators who saw a world of infinite potential in this new format, these stories are designed specifically for mobile devices and fully embracing the technological opportunities.

 

With a freshly returned Peter Parker seemingly turned to a life of crime, what does this mean for the hero once known as the Amazing Spider-Man? Find out in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WHO AM I? this April!

 

Available right at your fingertips, these new Infinite Comics will be available for purchase this May on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!

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PETER PARKER RETURNS IN AN ALL-NEW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1

 

With Great Responsibility Comes Great…Resurrection

New York, NY (January 13th, 2014) – Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce the triumphant return of Peter Parker as everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man this April in an all-new AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1. In 2012, the comic book world was shocked to find that Doctor Otto Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus, had switched bodies with Peter Parker and, in the process, left Peter Parker to die in Octavius’ cancer-ridden shell. Since then, Octavius has been fighting crime by his own dark methods in the pages of The Superior Spider-Man.

Teased throughout the entire run of The Superior Spider-Man, written by Dan Slott (The Mighty Avengers, She-Hulk), Peter’s presence never quite left his body and is now set to regain control and show the world who Spider-Man is – and no one could be more excited than Dan Slott himself. “I’ve been a Spider-Man fan since I was eight years old. Of COURSE I want to see Peter back! He is the one, true Spider-Man,” says Slott.

With Peter Parker swinging back into action in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1, Slott, including fan-favorite artist Humberto Ramos (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Pete Parker: Spider-Man), are returning readers to intense and highly kinetic web-slinging action. Senior Editor, Stephen Wacker says, “The entire creative team is incredibly excited to bring readers the next stage in Spider-Man’s life. And I can promise you that the plans for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, over the next year, will be the biggest Spidey epic yet!”

However, the question on everyone’s mind has not been the “when”, but the “how” Peter Parker returns from the dead and Slott is quick to tease just that. “In a strange and terrifying way. And… possibly… at a very great cost. Remember, nothing is ever easy for Peter Parker. It’s one of the reasons he’s a true hero,” says Slott.

Every FIRST ISSUE bearing the All-New Marvel NOW! branding includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices.

 

Once again, the biggest creators bring you the biggest characters in the biggest stories…and it’s happening NOW!

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 lands on comic book shelves this April! For more on Spider-Man & All-New Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #AmazingSpiderMan.

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a newly costumed SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN and SCARLET SPIDER Team up

MARVEL has revealed the SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN/SCARLET SPIDER crossover in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #2 and SCARLET SPIDER #20. But that’s not all, the covers reveal an all new costume for the now (apparently) Parker-less Superior Spider-Man.

After THE ASSASSIN’S GUILD send Kaine to NY to try to kill Wolverine, Kaine decides to stop in Manhattan and check on his “brother” (read source material for his cloning) Peter Parker. It goes less than perfectly, apparently ending with huge ramifications for Kaine.

Check out the interview with Chris Yost on Marvel’s page to get the full story.

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SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN Storms SHADOWLAND!

Slott & Ramos Send Spidey On A Mission Into The Heart Of Crime

New York, NY—April 4th , 2013— This July, the chart topping creative team behind Amazing Spider-Man #700, Dan Slott & Humberto Ramos, go straight to the steps of Shadowland in Superior Spider-Man #14! This all-new story arc, launching during Superior Spider-Month, gives fans a whole new look into the world of Superior Spider-Man,  great for lapsed and new readers alike!

 

Continuing his personal quest to show the world why he is truly the superior Spider-Man, Otto Octavius looks to add cleaning up the City of New York to his list of accomplishments! But what’s his plan of attack? Eliminate Shadowland. All of it. With the Kingpin and Hobgoblin running crime throughout the city for far too long and nobody daring enough to take them down, the Superior Spider-Man takes matters into his own hands!

 

Superior Spider-Man #14 marks a drastic change for the character AND the series. He’s got new allies, a new look, and an all-new agenda,” explained Slott.  “And we kick it off with a moment that will LITERALLY change the face of New York in the Marvel Universe! In ANY incarnation of ANY book with ANY character called Spider-Man, you have NEVER seen a Spider-Man operate like this before! Forget Superior Spider-Man Month! This chapter kicks off the Superior Spider-Man AGE!”

 

And just when you see what Superior Spider-Man is really capable of when given the opportunity – fans everywhere will be screaming for more!

 

This July, Superior Spider-Month turns it up a notch as Slott & Ramos wage war against Shadowland inSuperior Spider-Man #14!

 

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Written by DAN SLOTT Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

ON SALE JULY 2013!

 

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InvestComics Hot Picks #251

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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks for new comic releases on 1-9-13.

In case you haven’t heard yet (you would have if you’re an InvestComics Facebook or Newsletter fan!), but it looks like InvestComics will be throwing the preverbal hat into the podcast ring. Shaun Cobble and Shaun Sorenson will front “Breaking down the fourth wall with Shaun & Shaun.” Look for fantastic banter about various comics as well as contest, giveaways and guest! Yes InvestComics is proud to be the providing host and home for the show. More announcements forthcoming!

There are plenty of comics to cover this week, so let’s get right to it.

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One of the best idea’s not to come out of Marvel, but is cool anyways is Avengers Arena. As many of you know by now it’s the Hunger Games within the Marvel Universe. That said, this week in Avengers Arena (2012) #3 we get a new matchup’s including X-23 (vs. Cammi – Cammi covered in Hot Picks Avengers Arena #2) and Sentinel (vs. ?, they’re not saying. It’s a secret). So as previously said here on InvestComics Hot Picks, the fun of knowing that a character’s ultimate fate will be met out of a “game” is quite awesome. No pussyfooting around (yes the word pussyfooting was used, so what?). Secondly, these characters are fourth, third, maybe second rate players at best, so you know for the most part they will stay dead for quite some time if not permanently. This isn’t Peter Parker, Clark Kent or Steve Rogers. Everyone knew they’d be back. These Heroes/Villains…..who cares?! Right? So with that; death…. there had to be a birth someplace. X-23 stands a good chance of surviving the Arena, but things can happen! Find X-23’s first appearance in NYX #3 (2004) written by none other than Joe Quesada. Because X-23 is Wolverine’s daughter the comic in the aftermarket commands about $80. Really?? This comic is a bit overpriced, unless there is talk of her appearing in an X- Men film or breaking out anytime soon, stay away at this price. The second character who probably stands more of a chance of meeting his demise is Sentinel. Check out the first appearance in the much hyped at the time, but fell flat Sentinel #1 (2003) from Marvel’s Tsunami line. You can search the 25 cent long boxes at your comic shop for this one.

Value lesson coming up, I will start charging for this so appreciate this folks!

Much of the talk in the last couple of weeks has been about the death of Peter Parker, which in itself is completely silly. Haven’t we been taught anything with Rogers and Kent? Anyone that would pay a premium for Amazing Spider-Man #700, be it a regular cover or Variant is simply not a true comic book collector and has no idea how any of this works. Anyone who SOLD this comic at a premium, first off, you’re welcome (where’s my cut?), second; you are all learning a valuable lesson on the market. Myself, working on Wall Street for 14 years taught me that much is never what it seems and that many times you must strike while the iron is hot. Sometimes you lose though. It’s the nature of the beast, but if you are precise in your comic collecting abilities, you will be able to ONCE in a while buy that $3.99 comic and make an extremely easy profit on Ebay. Such is the case for this week’s Superior Spider-Man (2012) #1. Doc Ock inside of Peter’s body? Peter is not Spidey?? Hmm….unless you haven’t been paying attention at history or what you just read 30 seconds ago, Peter will be back. So what does this mean for Superior Spider-Man #1? Well it means that if you are looking to buy this comic and sit on it for a “value” reason, you’re wasting your time and that’s exactly what that comic will be good for is sitting on the porcelain throne. Here’s a quick tip (I want my cut), remember those people who bought those death of Parker issues for crazy money? Yea those people. Target them again, but with any variant you can possibly find on Superior Spider-Man #1. Those amateurs still believe that Peter will never be coming back and that this is truly the beginning of a “new era.” The 90’s speculation market never went away folks; it just shifted in a different way. If you don’t believe that, well then you’re missing out on easy money.

Marvel quickies: Scarlet Spider (2012 2nd Series) #13 gives us the return of Carlos Lobo! Carlos who?? Yea, remember that 25 cent bin you were looking through earlier? While you’re there, look for Spectacular Spider-Man #143 (1988). This comic will net you the mutant werewolf Carlos Lobo. Avengers #3 introduces the New Adam and on the ridiculous front we get to check out Punisher War Zone (2012) #3. Ready for this? Punisher vs. Thor. Okay bring it, should be a one panel fight, but okay.

DC Comics is set to bring back Steppenwolf in Earth 2 (2012 DC) #8. Who cares right? The real caring dates back to 1972’s New Gods #7. It’s a triple threat issue collectors! First it has the first appearance of Steppenwolf, second it has the origin of Orion and thirdly it’s all done by the King himself; Jack Kirby. Get all of that for a $60 price tag.

Ah…nothing better than seeing a villain take it to Superman once in a while. Take a look at the cover of Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #16 and witness the new Superdoom villain (lame name no?) with his hand around Supes neck. Cool! Now stop the nonsense Clark, kick his ass.

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #16 solicit states a new villain will be interrupting things. Do they mean the Joker? Hope not, saying a new villain means a NEW villain. This new 52 stuff really is silly sometimes. Okay maybe more than sometimes.

And on the independent front we have a relaunch or a “back to basics” sort of deal with Star Wars (2012 Dark Horse) #1 from IDW. With the announcement from Disney about 3 more Star Wars films coming our way, now is a better time than never to pick up the very first Star Wars comics from Marvel. Star Wars #1 (1977) goes for a cool $3,000. This of course is for the 35 cent variant, not the regular 30 cent cover that goes for $80. See cheapo, spend the extra nickel and get something back. Anyway as mentioned, with the new films on the horizon the Star Wars comics are about to get a major jolt. If you can pick up a Star Wars #1 issue for what the asking price is on Ebay, buy it. In 10 years you’ll be very happy that you did. Other interesting looks this week include; Jinnrise (2012 IDW) #1, Plume (2012 Devils Due) #1, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 and Mars Attacks Kiss (2012 IDW) #1.

Have a great week everyone. Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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Your First Look at SPIDER-MEN #5!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at Spider-Men #5! Peter Parker, Miles Morales and the Ultimates team up to take on Mysterio, but even if they can take him down, how will Peter get back home? And what will he and Miles do with the knowledge that they’re not alone in the universe. And most important of all – will Peter Parker give Miles Morales his blessing to carry the mantle of Spider-Man? The chart-topping creative team of writer Brian Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli pull out all the stops in Spider-Men #5, web-slinging into comic shops everywhere, theMarvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this September.

SPIDER-MEN #5 (JUL120560)

Written by BRIAN BENDIS

Penciled by SARA PICHELLI

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

FOC – 8/27/2012, On Sale – 9/19/2012

 

 

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Amazing Spider-Man Checklist #1

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Welcome to InvestComics Amazing Spider-Man Checklist (Part 1). All of his main titles will be covered and then some other books, including some obscure silly books. Keep in mind here that while this is one of the most comprehensive Spider-Man lists you will find, there are some comics and creators that were missed and some that were missed on purpose. So if you’re seeking out the first appearance of Mountain Marko or Red 9, you won’t find it here. But you’ll find the first appearance of Man-Wolf! Or if you’re looking for that special 1 in 15 variant cover, or the 30 cent variant …..you won’t find those here either. Just some key issues (and “not” so key issues), but if you think you have one that we missed, do not hesitate to give us your pick(s) below in the comments section or on Facebook or Tweet us!

So first a quick video Intro! This video covers all of the comics that will be covered in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks. Enjoy the images and music first, then come back…….go ahead you can, we’ll be right here waiting for ya!

Spider-Man

Amazing Fantasy #15This would be the first and foremost obvious pick out of the gate here. For those that are not comic collectors and just happened to stumble upon this article, Amazing Fantasy #15 is the first appearance of Spider-Man. Owning this comic is the equivalent of owning Action Comics #1 from DC Comics. Now while Spidey’s first appearance is not worth as much monetarily, it carries the same stature as owning the flagship character within the Marvel Comics line as does Superman (Action Comics #1) does for DC Comics. If you ever have the chance to somehow be in a position to own this comic book, don’t think twice about it.

The first 50 comics in the original Amazing Spider-Man (1963) rivals as good of a run in any collection of books you will find within the comic hobby anywhere.

Amazing Spider-Man

Amazing Spider-Man #1Gives us the first appearance of the biggest thorn in Peter Parker’s side for the last 48 years or so……his boss, J. Jonah Jameson. This comic also features the first Chameleon.

Amazing Spider-Man #2The second issue has the first Tinkerer! Well that’s not the character we’re looking for now is it? No of course not, The Vulture makes his debut in the second issue. Now that’s the one we were looking for!

Amazing Spider-Man #3Features the debut of the second Spider-Man film star Dr. Octopus. And from the third Spidey Film…

Amazing Spider-Man #4We have our first look at the Sandman in this issue. So there you have the first four issues of Amazing Spider-Man with first appearances of some of the most enigmatic characters in the history of the franchise; characters that have withstood the test of time and continue to be a basic part of Spider-Man’s rogue gallery in the modern day.

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Amazing Spider-Man #5The first true test of Spider-Man and his “amazing powers” came in these pages where he faced off and first met Dr. Doom for the first time. The Spider-Man rogue gallery continues to grow in the very next issue……

Amazing Spider-Man #6The latest Spider-Man movie has Dr. Conner becoming the Lizard and this is where we first see the reptile. Although the Lizard inside of the Spider-Man comics truly represents the villain, the movie changes things up a bit and this is the first disappointment off the bat from the trailers. Same as they did in the second movie with Goblin’s metal faceplate. Very disappointing…..

Amazing Spider-Man #9Jumping to the next issue, the introduction of this character (which would be awesome to see on the big screen one day!) makes for an electrifying issue to own. If you can buy this issue within the $2400 range, buy it. It has upside all over this one. Electro makes his debut here.

Amazing Spider-Man #10The first of the “weaker” debuts falls on the 10th. The Enforcers.

Amazing Spider-Man #13Lucky 13 debuts a villain that was rumored a while back to appear in the latest Spidey film, unfortunately we didn’t get him. Mysterio would have been quite a challenge to sell to the audience with that big ole’ globe on his head, but hey we all were sold on cars turning into giant robots right?

Amazing Spider-Man #15 Kraven the Hunter makes his first appearance right here. 279 issues later though….well we’ll get to that.

Amazing Spider-Man #20Another cool villain that we all await to see on the big screen one day makes his way into Peter’s tormented life. Scorpion’s first appearance right here.

Amazing Spider-Man #25Sticking with the torment in Peter’s life (just kidding ladies!), Peter meets two women that will change his life forever. Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy. One of these women does not get another date after 96 issues. More on that in a bit. This issue also debuts the robot Spider-Slayer. More on that as well later.

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Amazing Spider-Man #28The Molten Man makes his debut here. Very interesting value comparison here with the previous issue. The Molten Man doesn’t command that much attention in the collectors market does he? No he doesn’t. Take a look at that cover. That black cover is near impossible to find in a high grade. That’s the explanation to that.

Amazing Spider-Man #33This comic has absolutely no first appearances, has no death, no life changing moments. The first “classic cover” by Steve Ditko in this Amazing Spider-Man run besides the first issue.

Amazing Spider-Man #37First appearance of Norman! Norman Osborn that is.

Amazing Spider-Man #39 The iconic John Romita Sr. debuts his beautiful Spider-Man artistry right here. This Near Mint Gem comes in at only $1600. And just look at that cover! What a wonderful piece of history to own here.

Amazing Spider-Man #40The following issue features the Green Goblin’s origin. While it may cost you a few dollars more to get THIS issue, the real winner is the previous issue.

Amazing Spider-Man #41The first appearances continue onward here in this ridiculous run. Most fans were hoping to see the Rhino make it to the big screen this go around, but not this time.

Amazing Spider-Man #46Shocker’s first appearance.

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Amazing Spider-Man #50As said earlier in this article. The first 50 comics in the Amazing Spider-Man run…..unreal and rivaled to any of the biggest character names out there. This comic not only has the first appearance of Kingpin, but it’s a classic cover from John Romita Sr. The classic of all classic Spidey comics.

Amazing Spider-Man #78First appearance of the Prowler.

Amazing Spider-Man #80 The first Bronze Age Spider-Man comic. A fantastic buy at only $125.

Amazing Spider-Man #90Death finds its way into Spider-Man’s life, with more to come…..The death of Captain Stacy right here.

Amazing Spider-Man #96The famous “drug issue”. This would be the first time in comic book history that drugs were the focal point of a storyline. It’s also the first time that the “comic approved stamp” was not on the cover. It would return only to disappear for good years later.

Amazing Spider-Man #101 Before Twilight, before Anne Rice, before Blade, there was Morbius! This comic paved the way for cooler vampires.

Amazing Spider-Man #102The origin of Morbius.

Amazing Spider-Man #121Death comes knocking at Peter’s door once again. The death of Gwen Stacy. Boy did this rip Peter apart. Oh well, still has Mary Jane hanging around!

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Amazing Spider-Man #122The death of Green Goblin. No worries here though, something happens 4 issues later that fulfills that void left in your gut. Amazing Spider-Man #126 =  Harry Osborn as Green Goblin 2.

Amazing Spider-Man #124The first appearance of Man-Wolf! Awesome…..right? $120 for this comic. 

Amazing Spider-Man #125The origin of Man-Wolf. $100.

Amazing Spider-Man #129First appearance of the Punisher. At one time this comic garnered a lot of attention. A LOT! With all of the changes over the years to this great vigilante character, the demand has waned a bit. Still a comic book that should be in your collection though. If Marvel ever decides to take this character seriously to the point of epic proportions (a la’ Batman), this comic will be untouchable once again. Give Frank Castle A.K.A. the Punisher the right direction and all hell will break loose with this collector’s item once again. At $500 (NM), it’s still a nice investment, but you may have to wait a little while to see some growth.

Amazing Spider-Man #134 – And way behind the Punisher debut 5 issues earlier we come to the first appearance of Tarantula.

Amazing Spider-Man #136  – First appearance of Green Goblin 2.

Amazing Spider-Man #181An early retelling of Spider-Man’s origin. Only $30!

Amazing Spider-Man #182So with Gwen Stacy out of the picture some 61 issues ago, what better time to ask for Mary Jane’s hand in marriage? Peter’s “first” proposal.

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Amazing Spider-Man #194First appearance of the Black Cat. So Peter asks Mary Jane to marry him a few issues back and now this very hot girl in black spandex comes into the picture to make Peter have second thoughts. This stuff never happens in real life! Silly comic book stuff. What’s not so silly is the $90 price tag on here. Not too shabby! Guess that’s what Peter was saying too.

Amazing Spider-Man #195The origin of the Black Cat. Big drop off to only $25 for this issue.

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Amazing Spider-Man #238The first appearance of a major villain in sometime within the Spidey run. Hobgoblin debuts.

Amazing Spider-Man #252The entire Spider-Man history can be summed up into 4 parts. Speaking only in terms of the Spider-Man title books here, each part transcended Spidey onto a “New Level” if you will. Of course every story needs a beginning, Amazing Fantasy #15. A middle, which is this comic right here. The Debut of the Alien costume within the pages of Amazing Spider-Man would change the way Spider-Man as a character and franchise would be viewed forever. The cover says it all folks. Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #252 will be forever linked. Yes issue #252 is THAT important. The third is issue #298, more on that in just a bit. And as for the fourth part of Spidey history, that would be Ultimate Spider Man #1, which comes much later on and we’ll get to it.

Amazing Spider-Man #259The “origin” of Mary Jane? That’s funny, don’t us “regular people/humans” all have the same origin? Okay, well here is the origin of Mary Jane.

Amazing Spider-Man #265First appearance of Silver Sable.

Amazing Spider-Man #272The first Modern Age Issue! Only $4. 

Amazing Spider-Man #294279 issues later…….Kraven’s demise right here.

Amazing Spider-Man #298 – The “third” part to the Spider-Man history, right here. Todd McFarlane made his debut on Spider-Man and changed the style of this character so much so that artist today still imitate the “look”. He brought a new look to Spidey that was never seen before as did Frank Miller with Batman, Neal Adams with Green Lantern, Walt Simonson with Thor and so on. Todd McFarlane’s first Spider-Man is well worth the money you put down on it. Oh yes and this comic features a cameo from a villain named Venom.

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Amazing Spider-Man #299First time we see Venom in costume. A “cameo” once again. Boy that cameo stuff is strange. This truly is the first time we ever see Venom and it’s not the issue that draws the big bucks, its issue 300 that does. Why? Weird.

Amazing Spider-Man #300So this is the first “FULL” Venom story. While Hobgoblin some 62 issues ago was an important vital part of Spidey’s rogue gallery, this villain named Venom is probably the most recognized villains to come out of the Spidey Universe ever. Fans get instantly excited at the mention or sight of Venom in the pages of a Spidey book. Now granted over the years Venom was in every comic book known to man, as much as Wolverine was (still is) which caused his value to drop a bit. That said, Venom’s first appearance is still a must for any Spider-Man or comic book collector.

Amazing Spider-Man #302First appearance of Wes Cassady.

Amazing Spider-Man #304First Jonathan Caesar and Black Fox.

Amazing Spider-Man #344First appearance of Cletus Kasady (Carnage)

Amazing Spider-Man #583The first time President Obama shows up in a comic. The start of absolute money grab from every comic company on the planet.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1The first appearance of the Sinister Six.

Amazing Spider-Man #30 Vol.2 First appearances by Morlun and Ezekiel. This issue is also the first from creator Michael Straczynski. Great characters, great creator and great cover!

Amazing Spider-Man #36  Vol. 2A special World Trade Center 9/11 tribute issue. A fantastic read and a very hard comic to get in Gem Mint condition due to the fact of the all black cover.

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #1The first “new” Spidey series other than Amazing. That cover sure does look familiar though! (*AHEM amazing spider-man #134 AHEM*) A $50 comic with Spidey’s origin retold.

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Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #28Just as much as Frank Miller transcending Batman, he did the same for the Daredevil character. This comic provides the first time Frank Miller penciled Daredevil.

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #64Cloak & Dagger make their first appearance right here. Buy it.

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #103Sometimes looking around the comic book collecting landscape, one shakes their head saying to themselves “how can that be worth only $3?” But yes, $3 will get you the first work from Peter David. Sweet.

Marvel Team-Up

Marvel Team-Up #1 – The first of a 150 issue run. These comics were awesome and fun!

Marvel Team-Up #53John Byrne’s first X-Men art.

Marvel Team-Up #65Welcome to America Captain Britain! First time we see the Captain here in the States.

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Marvel Team-Up #100First appearance of Karma, origin of Storm and Frank Miller art! All this for $6?!

Marvel Team-Up #141The “co-first appearance” of the alien costume.

Spidey Comics

Spider-Man #1 – Todd McFarlane’s Spidey #1 was mass produced to epic proportions. The entire run of 98 issues could be bought at less than $3 a piece. All but 2 that is. Spider-Man #1 – WalMart edition at about $20 and the golden prize of the run, well actually it’s the “Platinum” prize of the run is Spider-Man #1 Platinum Edition coming in at the $100 range.

Spider-Man Unlimited #8 – This little $3 comic was written by Joe Hill! Yes THE Joe Hill!! What you don’t know Joe Hill? How about Stephen King? You know that guy right? Okay well, Joe Hill is actually Joseph Hillstrom King. Oh okay, now you’re following. Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son and he writes too. This would be his first comic book work.

Ultimate Spider-Man #1There are essentially 4 tiers within the Spider-Man history universe. We discussed the previous three already. Ultimate Spider-Man brought the newest way to view Spidey. It’s another game changer. The new Spider-Man movie is basically going back to the Spidey roots with a younger Peter with a twist to his origin. Ultimate Spidey went back to Spidey’s roots too. Love it or hate it, the Ultimate Spider-Man book became the “next chapter” in the Spider-Man genre. With a ridiculous 16 different number one variant issues available, the best of the bunch goes to the White variant.

 

Invest wisely. Read Spidey.

Jay Katz

InvestComics Hot Picks – June 13 2012

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As comic book fans we all knew this was going to happen, although it happened in a quicker manner than initially thought. Its Amazing Fantasy #15 meets Ultimate Fallout #4. Peter Parker will meet Miles Morales this week in Spider-Men #1. What will this bring exactly? Probably some cool reading, but nothing as far as long term collecting goes. You’d have to pick up the variants if you’re looking for a collectors value at all to this meeting of the minds between Parker and Morales. There are only 2 variants (only 2? Thank goodness!) to this “historic event”. One featuring the talented Humberto Ramos while the other is a comic shop dealer variant done by another great talent Mark Bagley. Where will Miles fit into the Marvel Universe is the question that we all ask…..

As for the Spidey story, we all know it right? Way back when Stan Lee introduced us all to Spider-Man back in 1962, Stan said he was inspired by the idea of Spider-Man from the Pulp magazine The Spider. The Spider #1 from 1933 in G/VG condition on EBay has a Buy it Now price of $699. There are some comics worth having in your collection, and then there is the “inspiration” comic that began the wheels turning for one of the most iconic Superheroes of all time. Yes a nice addition indeed.

Switching gears dramatically here, there are two first appearances you can hunt for this week along with your new stack. DC’s Before Watchmen have started their arrivals upon your local shop. This week we get Silk Spectre #1. If you are one of the few that do not own the original Watchmen series, simply put you should. Forget the trade here, get the original set. Within the series, issue #2 features the first appearance of Silk Spectre.

The second of our two searches comes off of the new IDW comic this week Kiss #1 Dressed to Kill. Anyone rememberwhen that Dressed to Kill album came out? Yes showing the age here, time goes quickly! Anyway, as many of you know or may not know Kiss’ first appearance came within the pages of Howard the Duck #12. The 9.8 CGC copy on EBay right now has a Buy it Now price of $89.95. Or you can buy a “Near Mint” copy in the $40 to $50 range from some Top Rated sellers. Although the first appearance of Kiss is a decent comic to own, it’s the Marvel Comics Super Special Kiss #1 that draws blood here…..literally. For those of you who don’t already know about this comic here’s the short story. Before the comic went to print, each member in the band Paul, Gene, Peter and Ace drew blood and proceeded to mix it in within the ink. Either really gross to some or very cool. The coolness here has to be the price the CGC 9.8 is fetching on EBay. $1250.00! That’s some rich….*ahem* blood.

Batgirl #10 brings us an introduction of a new villain, while Uncanny X-Force #26 greets us to the Omegas and Image Comics Planetoid #1 looks like an interesting book to not pass up.

This was one of the lighter weeks we have had here on InvestComics Hot Picks in a while, but never fret there are always busy ones lurking ahead!

In the meantime, scroll through some beautiful artistry in the best of the best below – Covers of the Week.

See you next week. Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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Spider-Man Meets Spider-Man In Landmark SPIDER-MEN

Spider-Man Meets Spider-Man In Landmark SPIDER-MEN
Peter Parker and Miles Morales Meet For The First Time in June
New York, NY-April 11, 2012-This June, it’s time for Peter Parker, better known as the Amazing Spider-Man, to cross worlds and meet Miles Morales…the all-new Spider-Man? Marvel is proud to announce Spider-Men, an all-new five issue landmark story from award-winning author Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers VS. X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), red-hot artist Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and acclaimed cover artist Jim Cheung (Avengers VS. X-Men), which brings Peter Parker and Miles Morales together for the first time. That’s right, the Spider-Man from two different realities-the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Comics Universe-bring their worlds together for a battle no one web-head could win!
When Spider-Man tracks down one of his deadliest villains, he suddenly finds himself thrust into another world where Peter Parker is dead…and there’s a new Spider-Man in town. As these two heroes learn the truth about their identities and their universes, they’ll embark on a journey that’ll leave them forever changed-and reveal a startling truth about a key player in the Spider-Man mythos!

“This year is the 50th anniversary of Spider-Man and we’re so happy that the stars aligned for us to tell a Spider-Man story that nobody has ever seen before,” said Bendis. “It’s an honor and a privilege to present both this story and these characters to fans on such an auspicious occasion. The work Sara has done on Spider-Men is a step above the
already high standard that she has set for herself on our Ultimate Comics Spider-Man series. For me, this is a celebration of the best character in mainstream comics and some of the best art mainstream comics has to offer.”

Each issue of Spider-Men features variants covers by some of the biggest names in comics including Humberto Ramos  (Amazing Spider-Man), Mike Deodato (New Avengers), Marcos Martin (Amazing Spider-Man), Terry Dodson (Avenging Spider-Man), Travis Charest (Captain America) and Sara Pichelli. “Knowing how much Brian loves and respects Spider-Man, there’s no way I wouldn’t want to work on Spider-Men with him,” said Sara Pichelli. “It’s going to be an explosive celebration of Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary-are you ready?”

In 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, the world first met Peter Parker and saw him become the hero Spider-Man in the Marvel Universe. Soon after, Spider-Man became a pop culture sensation, launching multiple television series, blockbuster films and some of the most popular comics of all time. Then in 2011, Marvel introduced Miles Morales, a new character of African American and Hispanic descent, who became Spider-Man in the Ultimate Comics Universe after that world’s Peter Parker perished.

“This is one of the biggest stories in Marvel history,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Peter Parker and Miles Morales are two of our most popular characters and fans have been clamoring for them to meet-we’ve got quite a few surprises in store for both characters. This is only the beginning of how we’re celebrating Spider-Man’s spectacular 50th Anniversary.”

This June, swing into action with world’s most amazing super heroes in Spider-Men #1.
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ULTIMATE PETER PARKER NO MORE!

Marvel Reveals New Ultimate Spider-Man
Peter Parker No Longer Spider-Man After “Death of Spider-Man” Story
 
New York, NY—April 18, 2011—Marvel has announced that after the shocking events of Death of Spider-Man, the sold out storyline currently running through Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and Ultimate Comics Avengers Vs Ultimates, there will be a new Spider-Man and a new character under the mask. Something’s happened to Peter Parker and here comes an all-new Spider-Man…in an all-new costume!
 
“We called this story Death of Spider-Man for a reason,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor In Chief. “This is a huge story that’ll have fans around the world talking for a long time as we set the stage for the debut of our new Spider-Man.”


 
The Ultimate Universe is irrevocably changed with the conclusion to Death of Spider-Man in June’s polybagged Ultimate Spider-Man #160, but right now you can get in on the red-hot story that leads to the birth of an all-new Spider-Man, including new printings of the sold out issues: And to make sure you don’t miss a single chapter, pick up all the acclaimed issues below:
 
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #153 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (DEC108349)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by SARA PICHELLI & DAVID LAFUENTE
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC 4/18/11, ON SALE 5/11/11
 
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #154 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (FEB118263)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by SARA PICHELLI & DAVID LAFUENTE
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC 4/18/11, ON SALE 5/11/11
 
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #155 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (FEB118264)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by CHRIS SAMNEE
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC 4/18/11, ON SALE 5/11/11
 
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #156 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (FEB118265)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by MARK BAGLEY
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC 4/18/11, ON SALE 5/11/11
 
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #157 (FEB110524)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY
Rated T+ …$3.99
ON SALE NOW
 
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #158 (MAR110641)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC 4/25/11, ON SALE 5/18/11
 
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS VS. NEW ULTIMATES #1 (of 6) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (DEC108350)
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC 4/25/11, ON SALE 5/18/11
 
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS VS. NEW ULTIMATES #2 (of 6) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAR118134)
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC 4/25/11, ON SALE 5/18/11
 
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS VS. NEW ULTIMATES #3 (of 6) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAR118135)
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC 4/25/11, ON SALE 5/18/11
 
 
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS VS. NEW ULTIMATES #4 (of 6) (MAR110639)
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC 4/25/11, ON SALE 5/18/11
 
 
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 Superman #419 from 1972 leads the way this week on Hot Picks. Find out why with a click of the mouse. 

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humantarget1.gifAn extremely small week as far as Hot Picks go, but a nice pick up in this week’s hunt if you feel up to it! Human Target #1 comes out this week with a possible hit television show behind it. Check out Action Comics #419 from 1972 for his first appearance. This comic is a very affordable $20 right now and will show moderate gains IF the television series starts taking off. A 1972 first appearance of a character in a Superman comic that NOW has a television series for only $20 is a steal. No longer flying under the radar is this book! And look at that cover too! A Neal Adams beauty with what looks like a New York City photo backdrop. This has to go down as one of the top 5 best Superman covers ever.
Sticking with the “Super” theme, Black Lantern Superboy will be
adventurecomics7.gifchoker1.gifstaring in the TOP SECRET Adventure Comics #7 this week. Look for this “undisclosed” comic to sell out quickly. Black Lantern pounds and pounds on!
Image Comics comes at comic book fans with 2 number one issues this week. InvestComics’ fan favorite Tim Seeley (Check out the IndieCreator Article ) has his web comic Colt Noble and the Megalords collected with new material. Also, look out for Tim Seeley’s new spot on InvestComics’ 10 For The Pros coming out soon! Ben
coltnobleandthemegalords.gifTemplesmith and Ben McCool’s newest creation Choker #1 from Image will be one to check out this week too.
Well that’s it for this week! Told you, short wee, but a perfect time to look through some back issue bins to find those treasures!

See you all next week, Invest Wisely.

 Jay Katz