Number One Comics – October 2017

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of October. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.

Shadowman Rae Sremmurd #1 – Eliot Rahal and Renato Guedes.
Shadow Batman #1 – Steve Orlando and Giovanni Timpano.
Slots #1 – Dan Panosian.
Warframe #1 – Matt Hawkins, Ryan Cady and Studio Hive.
The Archies #1 – Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg and Joe Eisma.

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Buy/Bid – Slots #1

Buy/Bid – Archies #1

Buy/Bid – Shadow Batman #1

Buy/Bid – Shadow/Rae #1

Buy/Bid – Warframe #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weed Magic #1 – Brian Phillipson and Alex Cormack.
Eugenic #1 – James Tynion and Eryk Donovan.
Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 – Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, Laura Braga and Amanda Conner.
Batman: White Knight #1 – Sean Murphy.
Punisher The Platoon #1 – Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov.

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Harley Ivy Betty Veronica #1

Buy/Bid – Punisher Platoon #1

Buy/Bid – White Knight #1

Buy/Bid – Weed Magic #1

Buy/Bid – Eugenic #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Falcon #1 – Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara.
Ragman #1 – Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda.
Gotham City Garage #1 
God Complex #1 – Paul Jenkins, Bryan Lie and Hendry Prasetya.
Danger Doll Squad #1 – Dan Mendoza, Jason P. Martin, Bryan Seaton and Winston Young.

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Buy/Bid – Falcon #1

Buy/Bid – Ragman #1

Buy/Bid – Gotham Garage #1

Buy/Bid – God Complex #1

Buy/Bid – Danger Doll #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dan Dare #1 – Peter Milligan and Alberto Fouche.
Wrapped Up #1 –  Dave Scheidt and Sean K. Dove.
Zen Home One Shot – Dan Cote.
Aspen Universe Decimation #1 – Vince Hernandez and Marco Renna.
Volcanosaurus #1 – S.A. Check and Scottie Watson.

Buy/Bid – Zen #1

Buy/Bid – Aspen #1

Buy/Bid – Dan Dare #1

Buy/Bid – Wrapped Up #1

Volcanosaurus #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thor: Where Walk the Frost Giants #1 – Ralph Macchio and Todd Nauck.
DC House of Horror #1
The Ruff & Reddy Show #1 – Howard Chaykin and Mac Rey.
Jughead: The Hunger #1 – Frank Tieri and Michael Walsh.
Hack/Slash: Resurrection #1 – Tini Howard, K. Michael Russel and Celor.

Buy/Bid – Frost Giants #1

Buy/Bid – DC Horror #1

Buy/Bid – Ruff & Ready #1

Buy/Bid – Jughead #1

Buy/Bid – Hack/Slash #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa vs. Dracula – Ed Power and Melissa Dejesus.
Solar Flare, Season 2 #1 – James Haick III and Branko Jovanovic.
Eternity #1 – Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine.
Taarna #1 – Alex De Campi and Stephane Roux.
1985: Black Hole Repo #1 – Michael Moreci and Seth Sherwood.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1
Sugar Boogarz #1 – Michael Duron.

Buy/Bid – Eternity #1

Buy/Bid – Santa Dracula #1

Buy/Bid – Taarna #1

Buy/Bid – Iron Maiden #1

Buy/Bid – Sugar Boogarz #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mazscara #1 – Gary T. Becks.
Gao #1 – Alfred Perez.
No Room For Magic #1 – Adrian Ramos.
IM-6 #1 – Binne MacManamon and Roger Bonet.

Buy/Bid – Mazscara #1

Buy/Bid – No Room #1

Buy/Bid – Gao #1

Buy/Bid – IM-6 #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Hot Picks #134

Every week before new comic book day, InvestComics provides our fans with the Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week’s Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #497 and new comics coming this Wednesday 10/18/17.

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Spider-Gwen #25 – The hottest new character on planet earth gets her own lenticular variant cover. Have at it.
Realm #2 – The first issue of this series sold out quick. Will the second follow suite?
Incredible Hulk #709 – InvestComics has always spoken highly of Greg Pak’s Planet Hulk story-line. Greg revisits his Hulk created universe.
The Mighty Thor #700 – Jane Foster is on the outs? Will Marvel do the unthinkable? ‘Death of the Mighty Thor‘ part 1.
InferNoct #1 – Scout Comics shows that they will continue their track record of a good product. The variant here is sold out.

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Buy/Bid – Cable #150

Buy/Bid – Captain Phasma #4

Also appearing in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #497
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Cable #150
New Mutants #87
Amazing Spider-Man #316
Black Panther Prelude #1
Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #1
Captain Phasma #4
Realm #1
Maestros #1
Kid Lobotomy #1
John Wick #1
The Apocalypse Girl #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 10-18-17

New comic book release day 10/18/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Batman #33 – Coipel

Iron Man #593 – Granov

Trinity #14 – Sienkiewicz

Vampirella #7 – Tan

FS Rom #1 – Ramos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cable #150 – Liefeld

Cap Phasma #4 – Renaud

Hulk #709 – Deodato Jr

Thor #700 – Hughes

Thor #700 – Christopher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Hot Picks #497

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
This week, new comic book release day 10/18/17.
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Buy/Bid – Cable #150

Buy/Bid – Captain Phasma #4

Buy/Bid – Hulk #709

Buy/Bid – Thor #700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvel’s new Legacy brand comes with a bevy of lenticular covers. Some of the covers leave a bit to be desired, while others will have a place within the comic collectors heart. Some may even have speculative implications. Case in point this week, A Rob Liefeld Cable #150 features the homage cover (paying homage to himself because he’s awesome like that) to New Mutants #87 (first Cable appearance). Not only will the cover create interest, but the talk of new characters and a NEW New Mutants team can give fans more of reason to buy this comic. The same can be said for the Spider-Gwen #25 lenticular cover. Eye candy, paying homage to Todd McFarlane’s Amazing Spider-Man #316 cover. Khary Randolph does the honors here to Todd. The Spider-Gwen #25 comic will be hot for other reasons too though. It’s the Gwenom craze that will help this comic sell out. It’s already trending (up-ticking) in the aftermarket.
Back in 2013, InvestComics spoke highly of Greg Pak’s Planet Hulk. We informed fans to get on top of these books because Mr. Pak has essentially created an entire new universe around the Hulk character. It’s seen then come to fruition as Planet Hulk plays a role in the new Thor Ragnarok movie. It also plays a role in returning this week in The Incredible Hulk #709…..written by GREG PAK. He’s the main reason the Hulk character is even a thought on any directors/producers mind and fans as well. Daredevil & Batman have Frank Miller, Conan has Roy Thomas, Spidey has McFarlane, Thor has Walt Simonson, Hulk has Greg Pak and on and on. It’s as simple as that. Greg Pak rewrites the Planet Hulk starting this week and comic fans should be delighted.
The end is nigh for Jane Foster? Find out the answer in The Mighty Thor #700, ‘Death of the Mighty Thor part 1’.
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The Black Panther movie will arrive in a little bit and fans will have Black Panther Prelude #1 to digest as part of the leading up to the movie. Creators Will Pilgrim and Annapaola Martello. You know what this prelude comic to the movie means right? It means that Will and Annapaola have either read the script or seen the movie already. That’s a sweet gig right there.
Comic fans get a good ol’ fashioned comic book fight this week; Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #1. Writer Declan Shalvey and artist Mike Henderson. Ding-ding!
Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi: Captain Phasma #4 will have our captain leading a new army against a new foe. All Marvel Star Wars comics are stellar. Nuff said.

Buy/Bid – Spider-Gwen #25

Buy/Bid – Black Panther Prelude #1

Buy/Bid – Deadpool v Logan #1

Buy/Bid – Maestros #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
We informed our fans that The Realm #1 was sold out and you needed to grab a copy if need be. The Realm #2 comes out this week. Probably have to do the same here.
Maestros #1 from Image Comics. This story by Steve Skroce is being called a ‘masterpiece’ by writer Brian K. Vaughan. That’s some endorsement, no? Steve works the art as well alongside Dave Stewart.
Kid Lobotomy #1 (IDW Publishing). Creators; Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler.
John Wick #1 (Dynamite Entertainment). Our favorite Hulk writer Greg Pak on this one. Giovanni Valletta illustrates.
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It was great to see the guys (and gal) from the Scout Comics booth doing their thing at the NYCC 2017 this past weekend. Their booth was full of fans buying up their product off of the long line of various comics to choose from. This week Scout Comics releases InferNoct #1. The Eli Powell variant is already sold out. Scout Comics publishing have a knack of their new release comics selling out. That’s what happens when you put together a good product. Creators on this comic; Mina Elwell (awesome meeting her at NYCC) and Eli Powell.
The Apocalypse Girl #1 (Amigo Comics). Creators El Torres and Ramiro Borrallo.

Buy/Bid – Realm #2

Buy/Bid – John Wick #1

Buy/Bid – InferNoct #1

Buy/Bid – Kid Lobotomy #1

Buy/Bid – Apocalypse Girl #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics #497

A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 10/18/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #497This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you. ALL Of The New Comics Videos….And More.

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Hot Picks – Top 5 #39

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Gwenpool Special J Scott Campbell

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Gwenpool Special #1 – The red hot Gwenpool character gets her very first number one issue. The J. Scott Campbell variant is sold out.

Star Wars Annual #1 – This comic is a bit quieter than it should be at the moment. The first appearance of Haarkon Dak. 

Deadpool #3 – The Rob Liefeld variant is sold out. Rob pays homage to himself. Back in 1991, Deadpool was on the floor, now in 2015 he’s front and center. Great cover here.

Monstress #2 – This series, written by Marjorie Liu will continue to gain momentum. Every fan and review coming in shows nothing but upside here.

Humbug #1 – Another 451 Media Group comic sold out.

 

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Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 – Be sure to enter our contest to WIN an Ivan Reis (Hall of Comics variant – click the link to buy from Hall of Comics). Read our InvestComics Hot Picks #401 article to find out how to WIN!

Star Wars Annual 1

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Deadpool 3

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New Romancer #1

Batman And Robin Eternal #10

Monstress #1

Violent #1

Symmetry #1

Contest of Champions #3

What If…? #4 (1989)

X-Force #2 (1991)

Spider-Man 2099 #4

Ninjak #3

Unity #25

Insexts #1

Symmetry 1

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BatmanTMNT

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Steam Wars First Empire #1

Steam Wars First Empire #2

Super NHS

LCSD comics; Jughead #1 (Archie Comics), Black Mask Secret Box Set, Hangman #1 (Dark Circle), Shield #1 (Dark Circle), Luminae (Sold out) (Magnetic Press), Exodus Life After #1 (Oni Press), Invader Zim (Oni Press), Rick and Morty (Oni Press), Book Of Death Fall Of Harbinger #1 (Valiant), Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #1 (Valiant), and Welcome To Showside #1 (Z2 Comics)

The Eighth Seal #1

Munchkin Deck The Dungeons #1

Snow Blind #1

Troop #1

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Howard The Duck 2

Hot Pick of the week – Howard The Duck #2 – Gwenpool Variant – Click To Buy/Bid now

Daredevil 1

Marvel #1 Hot Pick of the week – Daredevil #1 – Click to Buy/Bid now

Howard The Duck #2 – Howard breaks onto the Hot Picks for the second consecutive month. Well maybe not “Howard” so much, but Gwenpool. She makes another variant cover appearance on consecutive Howard books. This cover will be as hot as the first. Good luck finding it at a reasonable price.

Invincible Iron Man #4 – We love the Mary Jane appearance in this book and both the variant and regular cover.

Replica #1 – A new comic company makes their debut; After Shock Comics. Top tier talents on new releases will make comic fans turn their heads and take notice. Made us look!

X’ed #1 – Anytime Black Mask puts out a new number one comic, fans snatch it up. For good reason, Black Mask is making it happen.

Harley’s Little Black Book #1 – Harley Quinn has a new bi-monthly team-up comic debuting this Wednesday. She’ll team up with Wonder Woman on this first go-around. The usual awesome talent cast of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner bring us the first issue. 

Daredevil #1 – Yes, we’re bending the rules a bit this week. There are six books here instead of five. Oh well, too bad we can break the rules. This Daredevil comic is our Marvel number one issue pick of the week. Written by Charles Soule and art from Ron Garney. The Joe Quesada variant is stellar.

 

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Green Lantern #47

Green Lantern #14 (1962)

Robin War #1

X-O Manowar Presents Commander Trill #0

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Avengers 80

Avengers #80 (1970) – 1st appearance of Red Wolf – Click to Buy/Bid now

Sheriff of Babylon #1

All-New Inhumans #1, All-New X-Men #1, and Guardians Of Infinity #1

Red Wolf #1

Avengers #80 (1970)

Spidey #1

Star Wars #13

Totally Awesome Hulk #1

Sunflower #1

Sunflower #2

Actionverse #0 and Bigfoot Sword Of The Earthman #1

Millennials You Are Special #1

Absent Captain #1 and Graduate #1

X-O Manowar Presents Commander Trill #0

Carver A Paris Story #1

Mystery Girl #1

Black Jack Ketchum #1

DC Comics Looney Tunes variant covers; Cyborg #5 (Cully Hamner) and Teen Titans #14 (Joe Quinones)

 

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Howard The Duck 2

Hot Pick of the week – Howard The Duck #2 – Gwenpool Variant – Click To Buy/Bid now.

Green Lantern #47 will feature the villain Sonar. The very first appearance of Sonar came way back in 1962’s Green Lantern #14. Gil Kane pencils. A couple of very odd things with the variant here. First off, it has Harley Quinn on the cover. Is she even in this comic? Is DC that desperate to sell Green Lantern comics? Second odd thing here. The Lantern variant cover is the same exact variant cover as the new Harley Quinn comic this week; Harley’s Little Black Book #1. Several comic book outlets (retailers) show that this comic variant is the same exact one as the Green Lantern variant, but with the different header (title). What’s up with this? The new bi-monthy Harley comic will be a new team-up book. The first issue will have Harley team up with Wonder Woman. Brought to you by the Harley dynamic duo Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. A great book here.

Robin War #1 will be an interesting read. Red Hood, Red Robin, Robins, Batman, Grayson, and the Court of Owls all in one comic? Yes this will be fun.

A new DC/Vertigo title to check out; Sheriff of Babylon #1.

Out of all the new number one Marvel comics coming this Wednesday, there is one with the most potential to hit the right cord with fans and that comic is Daredevil #1. Written by Charles Soule and art from Ron Garney, the new Daredevil series will see some nice gains. The Joe Quesada variant is awesome. The other number one issues from Marvel are All-New Inhumans #1, All-New X-Men #1, and Guardians Of Infinity #1.

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The hottest book this week will probably be Howard The Duck #2. Yes Howard cracked the InvestComics Hot Picks a few weeks ago for the same exact reason it will this week, the culprit is…..Gwenpool. She appears in issue two and the incentive Tom Fowler variant cover is sold out. Good luck getting your paws on that one right away at a decent price.

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Check out the new Invincible Iron Man #4 comic. It may have a new villain appearance, but there’s also that appearance from Mary Jane and her gracing both the regular and variant covers. It’s a nice change of pace actually to see Mary Jane out of the Spidey element in a different comic altogether (on the covers no less too). Both Iron Man covers are awesome and need your attention.

Red Wolf’s first appearance was in Avengers #80 (1970) and Red Wolf #1 comes out this week.

So a new Ultimate Spider-Man comic will debut this week. It’s called Spidey #1. Same premise as the Ultimate title, focusing on a younger Peter and his early years as Spider-Man.

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Avengers 80

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The Marvel Star Wars Vader Down crossover event continues in Star Wars #13.

The silliest comic book title of the year has to go to Marvel’s Totally Awesome Hulk #1. Marvel’s feeble attempt at being “hip” is about 16 years too late. When was the last time you heard anyone utter the words “Totally awesome” within the context of describing a person. “Totally Awesome mom”? “Totally Awesome Greg”? “Totally Awesome boss”? See what we’re getting at here? The title falls flat on its face. Thank goodness there are a couple of super talents on this comic to give it worth a look. Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Skaar, World War Hulk, etc) will write and the totally awesome Frank Cho will be on art duties. See what we did there? Anyways, the series may do okay (don’t foresee a long run here), but expect a title change eventually because that’s just plan silly. “Hello? Yes yes okay, hey Marvel, the 90’s are calling and want their title back”.

451 Media Group seems to sell out of a book every week. A few weeks ago we gave you a heads up on Sunflower #1 and that sold out. Now it looks like Sunflower #2 will follow that lead.

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A couple of new comics from Action Lab Entertainment this Wednesday, Actionverse #0 and Bigfoot Sword Of The Earthman #1.

After-Shock Comics will start arriving to a comic shop near you this Wednesday. Check out Replica #1 from writer Paul Jenkins and artist Andy Clarke. After-Shock Comics has some major talents coming on board to deliver some in your face stories and great art. Here’s the very first offering from a new comic book publishing company.

Totally Awesome Hulk 1

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Star Wars 13

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xed 1

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By now comic collectors realize that if Black Mask Comics puts out a new number one issue, you buy it. The comic to get this week is X’ed #1.

Gryphon Knights releases Millennials You Are Special #1. The villains for this first issue? The Debt Collectors. This comic sounds like fun!

Two number one comics from Overground Comics to check out, Absent Captain #1 and Graduate #1.

If you’re thinking about jumping on board the Valiant Entertainment universe, you should do it this Wednesday. A must check out book; X-O Manowar Presents Commander Trill #0. If you want or yearn for continuity and or good story lines, then you must get on the Valiant Entertainment bus. They are the real deal.

Carver A Paris Story #1 (Z3 Comics) will be co-written by Paul Pope.

A new number one comic from Dark Horse, Mystery Girl #1.

Image Comics introduces a new western style comic, Black Jack Ketchum #1.

DC Comics Looney Tunes variant covers; Cyborg #5 (Cully Hamner) and Teen Titans #14 (Joe Quinones).

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X-O Manowar Presents Commander Trill #0

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Actionverse 1

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Robin War 1

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Black Jack Ketchum 1

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The Inhumans movie will be arriving in 2019. By then, Infinity War part II will have hit the screen. A question one may ask here is, will the Inhumans pick up where the Avengers movies cease? Short answer, probably yes. Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man (additions Wasp, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Vision) will fill in the new Avengers team roster after the current team is dismantled in Infinity War I & II. The Avengers can and will continue with an all new lineup one day, but until then, the Inhumans will probably take the mantle for a while. It makes total sense here. Some of the Avenger stars have become way too big for their roles, commanding more money and are also getting “older” as the series progresses. Remember when the phase just started? Chris Evans? Chris Hemsworth? Scarlett Johansson? Robert Downey Jr.? And the list goes on. No one really knew if any of this would work. It did. Now that “it did” and the success has and will run its course, ending with Infinity War II (2019), the only logical monetary thing to do is…..start over. Enter the Inhumans.

Since we all know that Marvel does not own the rights to the X-Men, this will be their workaround. Their version of the X-Men and come hell or high water, Marvel will make this work. Just to drive home a point that they don’t need the X-Men, they have the Inhumans.

It’s all going to start the same way it all began back in 2008 with Robert Downey Jr. Get that name everyone recognizes and get it to work. So with the Inhumans, the character that needs to be front/center and to work is Black Bolt. He’s the leader of the Inhumans. The King of Attilan. Who will be chosen to lead the way to another successful 11 year (more or less) run? Black Bolt will be the next “Tony Stark” because of the lead in to introduce the next phase. The character (the team) will play an intricate role in setting the table for everyone to follow.

The Avengers Infinity War parts I & II will probably (most likely) end many of the Marvel on screen careers. Our favorite characters will be gone. Marvel will set a new precedence in offing characters at a ridiculous clip. The reality is, Robert, Chris, Scarlett, Jeremy and all the others who have been around these movies for years are going to move on eventually to other roles other than superheroes. What better way to add finality to an unprecedented run than sending our heroes to sacrifice themselves against the greatest threat the planet and universe has ever seen, Thanos. Do not kid yourselves, there will be many deaths in the Infinity War parts I & II. In actuality, there has to be. The stadium is over capacity. There has to be closure so that the new blood can come in. That new blood being the Inhumans.

So in 2019, it’s all going to come to a head. 11 years to arrive to the greatest battle of all time. The greatest battle in cinema since dad and son went at it with their Lightsabers. It’s going to take every character fans have seen throughout the years and mash them into two movies. The Avengers cannot and will not defeat Thanos alone. Not happening. The Avengers, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Wasp, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Winter Solider, Loki, Spider-Man, Warlock and so many more will probably appear in both films. Most will not make it to the next phase.

The comic book speculator has four years to compile their Inhumans comics library. What InvestComics has given the speculative community throughout our ten years is the ability to buy low and….sell high. This checklist is just that. Some of these books are movers right now, but their value in four years time will be immensely different. Tremendous upside here. Yes the first appearance of the Inhumans might be a bit pricey now, but it will not be anywhere near as close to the price it is now when 2019 rolls around. Think big. Think X-Men #1 (1963) or Giant Size X-Men #1 (1975). Marvel Studios’ version of the X-Men will become the next big franchise, do not miss this boat. Inhumans will be huge.

Most of these books if not all of them are extremely affordable…..for now. As time beckons, as news breaks, as announcements are made, as villains are cast, as the Infinity War movie starts coming into light, the Inhumans will become more and more of a household name and you will be very late to the party if you put things on hold until then. Be sure to thank InvestComics for throwing this early party now when the time comes.

As always, there will be missed books within the checklist below. We’re Inhuman, Ha! See what we did there?! There are many books listed. All kinds of first appearances, key issues and cool books in general. We simply do not know what the Inhumans movie will bring, so we tried to cover as many bases as possible for the speculator. If you have a comic you’d like to add, please help the fellow speculators in listing it below in the comment section. AND PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER on this site.

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Fantastic Four #36 (1965) The first appearance of Medusa. Black Bolt’s main squeeze. Brought to us by the creative team of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.

Fantastic Four #44 (1965) The first appearance of Black Bolt’s bodyguard (cousin) Gorgon.

Fantastic Four #45 (1965) First appearance of Black Bolt (cameo) and the first appearance of the Inhumans team. Lee, Kirby and Sinnott. A must own comic if you are truly in the speculative market. This comic also serves as the first appearances of Triton and Karnak. Must own.

Fantastic Four #46 (1966) First full appearance of Black Bolt. His first cover as well. Same creative team as the previous issues and the same speculative rules apply as well. A must own here.

Fantastic Four #47 (1966) Every hero needs an adversary. A sibling at that. In this issue, Black Bolt’s insane brother makes his debut; Maximus. This comic also has the first mention and appearance of the land called Attilan.

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Thor #148 (1968) The first of three consecutive, most desirable comics to own (besides the first appearance) if one is collecting key Black Bolt books. The origin of Black Bolt starts here (in a backup story). Still very affordable right now, but this will in fact change. This is also the first appearance of the Wrecker. An absolute non-factor because this comic will triple in value in a few years because of the Black Bolt origin, not because of the Wrecker. Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.

Thor #149 (1968) The continuation of Black Bolt’s origin. Must own.

Thor #150 (1968) The Inhumans origin. Must own.

Marvel Super-Heroes #15 (1968) First solo Medusa story. Black Bolt appearance.

Incredible Hulk Special #1 (1968) Hulk vs the Inhumans. Classic Steranko cover.

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Silver Surfer #18 (1970) Black Bolt and the Inhumans appear in the Silver Surfer series.

Amazing Adventures #9 (1971) The first solo Black Bolt/Inhumans comic.

Avengers #95 (1972) Another important comic because of the Marvel cinematic universe. It’s going to take more than just the Avengers team to defeat Thanos in Infinity Wars parts I and II. Will the Inhumans join in the fight along side the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy? Maybe. Maybe not, but this comic here is the first Avengers book the Inhumans appear in. Neal Adams art, Roy Thomas writes and John Buscema provides the cover. It’s also an origin story on Black Bolt and Maximus. Another must buy here.

Iron Man #57 (1973) Black Bolt/Inhumans first appear in an Iron Man book.

Marvel Team-Up #11 (1973) First appearance with Spider-Man. John Romita Sr. cover.

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Inhumans #1 (1975) The first team solo comic. First appearance of Iridia.

Inhumans #3 (1976) First appearances of Falzon, Shatterstar and Phae-Dor.

Inhumans #10 (1977) First appearances of Skorn and Mon-Tog.

Inhumans #11 (1977) The first appearance of Korath The Pursuer.

Captain Marvel #53 (1977) Black Bolt teams with Captain Marvel. Art by Al Milgrom and cover by Gil Kane.

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Dazzler #19 (1982) Here’s a rare odd appearance. Danny Fingeroth writes, John Romita Jr./Bob Wiacek cover art.

Daredevil #272 (1989) First time in a Daredevil comic. Art and cover art; John Romita Jr.

The Inhumans Marvel Graphic Novel (1988) The first appearance of Black Bolt’s son Ahura.

Daredevil #279 (1990) The first comic book appearance of Ahura (Black Bolt’s son).

The New Warriors #6 (1990) Black Bolt/Inhumans appearance. Mark Bagley art/cover.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy #27 (1992) Inhumans appearance. First time in a GOTG book.

Marvel Comics Presents #168 (1994) A Black Bolt/Inhumans story. Black Bolt cover.

Alpha Flight/Inhumans Annual (1998) The first (and last?) team up of these two teams.

Inhumans Vol 2 #1 (1998) Marvel Knights series imprint begins. First appearances of Aeric and Marista. A classic Jae Lee cover.

Inhumans Vol 2 #2 (1998) First appearances; Neifi, Tonaja, Woz, Nahress, Carthus, Kalikya and Dinu.

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Inhumans Vol 2 #5 (1999) First appearances of Elejea, Mendicus and Black Widow;Yelena Belova.

Inhumans Vol 2 #6 (1999) First appearance of Veritus and Naanis.

Inhumans Vol 2 #7 (1999) First appearances of Belial Toiven and Rexel.

Inhumans Vol 3 #1 (2000) First appearances of Arvak, Dine and Ikarys.

Inhumans Vol 3 #2 (2000) First appearances of P’krrd, G’anym and Master Shakati.

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Inhumans Vol 3 #4 (2000) First appearances of Boeder and Eson.

Inhumans Vol 4 #1 (2003) First appearances of San, Alaris, Nallo and Senschi.

Inhumans Vol 4 #2 (2003) First Jolen.

The New Avengers #7 (2005) An important comic if (when) the Planet Hulk movie ever comes to fruition. InvestComics called the Planet Hulk movie years and years and years ago. We’re the best for a reason! The Illuminati first appear in this issue and guess who is on that board? Yep, Black Bolt.

Incredible Hulk #92 (2006) …And here’s the first Planet Hulk comic Black Bolt appears in with the Illuminati.

 

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Black Panther #18 (2006) First time appearing in a Black Panther title. Civil War crossover book. And Black Panther weds Storm. Awww…..

New Avengers Illuminati #1 (2006) The Illuminati get their own book. Might be only a dollar in some places right now for this comic, but this comic will explode once the Planet Hulk is announced. Could be years for that to happen, but when it does…….look out.

Incredible Hulk #100 (2007) First World War Hulk appearance.

Silent War #1 (2007) First appearances of Kurani and Avia.

Silent War #2 (2007) First appearances of Somnus and Desidera.

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Silent War #4 (2007) First appearance of The Pacifiers. Awesome John Watson cover.

Secret Invasion Inhumans #1 (2008) First appearances of Flugron and the Inhuman Royal Family Skrull. The Skrull dies in the very next issue.

Secret Invasion Inhumans #3 (2008) The first appearance of Pelagians and the Pelagia location.

War of Kings Saga #1 (2009) First time The Inhumans and Guardians of the Galaxy (current team, minus Starlord/Groot) are in the same book.

Guardians Of The Galaxy #13 (2009) Black Bolt/Inhumans appear with the current GOTG lineup in a Guardians book.

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Realm of Kings Inhumans #1 (2010) First appearance of Raankor.

Realm of Kings Inhumans #3 (2010) First appearance of Cteno.

Realm of Kings Inhumans #4 (2010) First Dendrok.

Inhumanity #1 (2014) First Petras.

Inhumanity #2 (2014) First appearances of Drive and Jim.

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Inhuman #1 (2014) First appearances of Agent Mason, Dante, Lash and Gabriela.

Inhuman #2 (2014) First appearances of Vinatos, Chynae and the new Attilan.

Inhuman #3 (2014) First appearances of Sterilon, Korvostax and Mother Bones.

Inhuman #4 (2014) First appearances of Xiaoyi and Forey.

Inhuman #5 (2014) An appearance by an unnamed NuHuman. Never know who later on this could be.

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Inhuman #7 (2014) First appearances; Auran, Nur and the New Attilan Force.

Inhuman #9 (2014) First Ennilux Corporation, The Capo and Xiaoyi as Iso.

Inhuman #11 (2015) First appearance of Bryan Horowitz.

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1 (2015) Black Blot and the Inhumans first appearance in a Deadpool book. It could be the first time they meet up actually.

 

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest InvestComics Hot Picks.

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Korvac Saga #1 – Read the InvestComics Hot Picks #377 article to see why Korvac could become a part of Marvel’s cinematic Phase 4. Pure speculation, but a great Avengers story line here nonetheless.

Planet Hulk #2 – The old Planet Hulk story from a few years ago was awesome. This time around, it’s all kinds of awesome again. For many years now, we have been informing speculator about the Planet Hulk lure and the potential of it appearing on the big screen. With the rumors swirling constantly, now is a good time to get those back issue Planet Hulk books. The window is closing.

G.I. Joe #215 – A hot book for a hot minute. Yes Snake Eyes is dead and the funeral appears in this issue, but it looks like a new Snake Eyes will be on HER way next issue. That was fast! Don’t sit on these Death of Snake Eyes comics too long, you will get stuck with them.

Venture #1 from Action Lab Entertainment is a winner. Writer Jay Faerber and artist Jamal Igle have another hit on their hands. The regular and its variants are sold out.

Superman #41 – Written by new series writer Gene Luen Yang. Let’s see what Gene brings to the table.

 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #377 (Click the link to read now!) Click the Red links below to buy/bid now if your comic shop is not able to hook you up!

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Giant Size Defenders #3 (1975) – First appearance of Korvac.

Avengers #167 (1978) – The original Korvac Saga.

What If? #32 (1982) – A What if Korvac story.

Devil Dinosaur #1 (1978) – First appearance of Devil Dinosaur. Jack Kirby writes, pencils, does the cover art, and is the editor.

Howard The Duck #4 – Spider-Gwen variant from Jason Latour.

X-Men 92 #1 –  A Ryan Stegman X-Gwen variant cover.

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So what exactly will Marvel’s cinematic Phase 4 look like? Here are a couple of potential plot lines, one of which was mentioned here on InvestComics quite a while ago. And the way the rumors are swirling and the movies are possibly lining up, it’s probably coming to fruition. But we’ll get to that potential in a little bit because we want to get to our newer speculation on Phase 4 or maybe part of the next Avengers phase first.

The speculation has to to be met with a huge entity to battle on the screen. The Avengers cannot battle Juggernaut because that wouldn’t make for a compelling movie. The fight would last one scene. And Fox owns the rights, but that’s another story for another day. Galactus? Oh wait, another story, another day. How about Korvac? Yes. Korvac caused a lot of problems back in the late 70’s in the Avengers title. So much so that the Guardians of the Galaxy (not the present team) showed up in an Avengers title to help out. Avengers #167 was the first time the Guardians of the Galaxy (not the present team) appeared in an Avengers book, as did Korvac. So what ties does Korvac have to the Marvel films? How about the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Cosmic universe, and Captain America. Yes there are plenty of villains that have ties like this, but none are of a big enough entity (Thanos, Doomsday, Darkseid, Galactus) to warrant a movie based around it that includes so many ties to so many things going on now within the Marvel cinematic universe. With the release of Korvac Saga #1 coming this Wednesday, why not get on top of some of the older Korvac books instead of thinking about that silly $20 variant? Giant Size Defenders #3 (1975) is the first appearance of Korvac. Avengers #167 (1978) is the beginning of the original Korvac saga and the first first time the Guardians team joins the Avengers in their title. Art and cover by George Perez. Another great Korvac book, What If? #32 (1982). A story that asks the question “What if the Avengers Had Become Pawns of Korvac?” A superstar lineup of inkers on this comic. All of these comics are at affordable rates. Maybe we’ll see Korvac in Phase 4. If you don’t, you have some great storytelling comics in your hands, so it’s a win-win.

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Back in 2006 the Planet Hulk story line made for some great reading. Writer Greg Pak was the creator of Hulk’s new universe. Greg Pak is to the Hulk what Jim Starlin was to Captain Marvel and the cosmic universe. Creating an entirely new platform to which a character really expands their realm of story telling outside of the normal Marvel universe. Regular readers already know that InvestComics brought up a Planet Hulk movie years ago before anyone even fathomed the thought. This place has a knack of having a hand on the pulse and predicting things like this. Although still a rumor for the most part, no official announcement as of yet, but Planet Hulk might be one of the next phases in the Marvel cinematic universe. So you still have time to grab those Planet Hulk back issues as InvestComics has recommended for years now.

Which brings us to this coming Wednesday. The Planet Hulk story is a big one once again. Get these comics not only for the obvious movie tie in possibility, but for the kick as* story. Planet Hulk #2 will bring back Devil Dinosaur again too. Marvel knew a popular movie with big dinosaurs was going to hit around this time; Jurassic World = making dinosaur’s cool again. So they timed it perfectly to get their red T-Rex character front and center. Back in 2010, InvestComics spoke about Devil Dinosaur’s first appearance in Devil Dinosaur #1 (1978) for the simple fact of who created the character and who puts it down in the comic. Jack Kirby writes, pencils, does the cover art, and is the editor. Talk about different hats, the legend was all over this book. The comic is still very affordable due to its lack of interest, but why wouldn’t a collector be interested here? A cool looking red dinosaur created by Kirby, first appearance in a self titled Bronze Age comic, and with Jack ‘King’ Kirby all over the first issue. Granted it’s a silly red dinosaur, but who cares? Comics are meant to be fun, not so serious all the time. Graded copies in the low 9’s are very low in pricing, while the raw copies are extremely low. With the success of Jurassic World, could you imagine if Marvel Studios ever tried their hand on a dinosaur type movie? And Devil Dinosaur (with Moon Boy!) being the main character? Yes, Moon Boy also first appeared in Devil Dinosaur #1 in case you’re wondering. Bottom line here, rather see this than a Howard The Duck movie any day. Yes we said it.

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Speaking of the duck. Did you see that Howard The Duck #4 Spider-Gwen variant from Jason Latour? It’s the already classic(?) Gwen cover, but with Howard in her place. Okay.

Another Gwen variant; X-Men 92 #1. A Ryan Stegman X-Gwen variant cover. As InvestComics has said about these Spider-Gwen variants many times, maybe one of these silly Gwen crossover characters will catch on. Stay on top of it just in case…..

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G.I. Joe #215; the funeral for Snake Eyes. A fantastic story from IDW continues to compel the fanbase and some speculators. These comics will be hot for a little bit, but a year from now many collectors probably won’t care. Many dealers are limiting fans to only one copy per customer this Wednesday. By this time next year they won’t be able to give them away. Get in, get out speculators.

On the DC front this Wednesday; Green Lantern The Lost Army #1 written by Cullen Bunn. Justice League 3001 #1 written by Keith Giffen. Superman #41 written by new series writer Gene Luen Yang. And We Are Robin #1. A new series that begs to be cool. The idea is, will fans think so?

Venture #1 from Action Lab Entertainment is a winner. Writer Jay Faerber and artist Jamal Igle have another hit on their hands. The regular and its variants are sold out.

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And finally, but not least. Evil Dead 2 Beyond Dead By Dawn #1 from Space Goat Productions looks interesting.

The sold out rare Ravenous #1 variant from Creature Entertainment (signed by 4 creators) will be given away this week on the InvestComics Facebook page. We were supposed to do it last week, but real life stuff impeded this from happening. This week instead. Thanks.

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Marvel’s newest title will be hitting this Wednesday; A-Force #1. A much hyped all female Avengers team. With all of the female strong characters of late, this only seems fitting right? Here’s the thing, and this happens way too often. Whenever the big two (Marvel or DC) hit on something (characters/team) that works for them (monetarily), they go ahead and shove it down our throats. Deadpool, Lobo, Wolverine, Spider-Gwen, Ghost Rider, etc. It happens all the time. Appearances aplenty and number one issues as well. The  A-Force team will be shoved in our faces as “must like” material. Here’s newsflash, this A-Force love-fest is not going to last very long. Not being a negative Nancy, just a realist and a speculator. We hope to get proven wrong, but history is doomed to repeat itself here. Quickly, name one mega successful all female comic book team book. You can’t. You can probably rattle off a dozen female characters that are simply red hot right now though and have held their own for years and years. That’s where this all works. Just like some of their counterparts, they are fantastic solo acts or team players. An all female team is not what the fandom really wants. Yes some female comic character are out selling their counterparts easily and we get that the push to lure the girl into the hobby is possibly working, but it’s not going to work with A-Force. Again, prove us wrong, would love that. We want to see success here.
With all this said, the great part about A-Force #1 is we’re probably going to get an endearing story. An all female Avengers heroes team kicking butt should be a fun read. We also know we’re getting a ridiculous amount of variants too. The Adam Hughes variant is sold out.
So get this book because you like to read comics. You probably will not be able to speculate this book and make some serious cash on it. Maybe, possibly an immediate impact, but longer term? Simply don’t see it. Last time here, prove us wrong and sustain some readership/market value. Please. That Adam Hughes variant is nice though isn’t it?! Enjoy the great read.

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More Secret Wars awesomeness with the release of Secret Wars Battleworld #2. Witness all of the knock em down drag them out fights in this comic. M.O.D.O.K. Evilness reaches new heights here. M.O.D.O.K.’s First appearance is in Tales of Suspense #94 (1967). Such a goofy looking character, and it’s brought to you by Stan Lee, Jack ‘King’ Kirby and Joe Sinnott. Wow now that’s some firepower. For many years fans have clamored the presence of M.O.D.O.K. On the big screen and it just doesn’t seem feasible without looking completely goofy. Maybe, somehow Marvel figures it out, but seeing a huge head like that flying around would be a “jump the shark” type deal and not a productive one. More like a Dark Crystal or a muppet type feel, thus not taken seriously. Marvel Studios is probably aware of the possible vibe and this is why we’ll probably never see this character on screen.

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The Marvel Ultimate universe is ending. What a ride is has been! Witness this tragic event in Ultimate End #1. Written by Brian Michael Bendis and art by Mark Bagley. This is the same exact creative team that ushered in the Marvel Ultimate Universe 15 years ago with the first Ultimate comic ever; Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (2000). Ultimate End #1 will be a story for the ages. No more Ultimate Universe. And we don’t really see it coming back from Marvel either. This won’t be a “take-back” from Marvel. We don’t see Marvel going back to the well anytime soon re-releasing Ultimate books or the universe. Marvel is merging the two universe’s in the Secret Wars/Battleworld story, so essentially they really don’t have a need to revisit the Ultimate universe later on down the line. Of course it can still happen because if Marvel wants it they’ll do it, but bringing back the Ultimate universe (ever) after the dust settles on this storyline would be a tremendous disappointment.

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Planet Hulk #1 will be full of awesome this Wednesday. Regular readers here at InvestComics know that Planet Hulk and World War Hulk have been promoted here as enormous buys because of the movie speculation we were first on. No one else was informing speculators to buy The Incredible Hulk #92 (2006) back a few years ago, the first Planet Hulk. Also What If Planet Hulk #1 (2007). We still recommend these comic. Buy them. A surprise creative team backup story accompanies Planet Hulk #1, we look forward to the surprise!

Remember InvestComics informing everyone to buy anything Spider-Verse , and that first Spider-Gwen was in there which paid for all of your new comics and then some for a few months? Yeah, so now Spider-Verse is back; Spider-Verse #1 and this just means that there will be another chance for one of those first appearances or re-introductions to do well in the aftermarket. Stay close here with your ear to the ground. That all said, the Robert Rodriguez Spider-Gwen variant is sold out already. Best get your hands on one at your local shop or click on the link or comic cover here in this article to bid/buy now before the price escapes you.

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InvestComics informs speculators and readers almost every week, they need to get on top of any new Star Wars comics if they want to be in the know and the possible aftermarket frenzy. At any time a new hero or villain can show up. This will cause a huge aftermarket boost. Get in and get out. If you want, hold onto at least one of your $4.99 comics if you want to possibly wait and see if the market will explode after the movie in December. Buy new Star Wars comics. All of them……and the new Star Wars #5 this week.

Master of Kung Fu #1.….maybe Marvel really wants this work because of the Iron Fist Netflix on the horizon. Create that whole Karate/Kung Fu vibe. Bring back the Kung Fu lure, make it happening again. Get the first Master of Kung Fu in Special Marvel Edition #15 (1973) just in case we have a resurgence. Pencils and cover by Jim Starlin too. Nice.

A bunch of number one comics to definitely check out this week;

Insufferable #1 from IDW, written by Mark Waid, art by Peter Krause. A new team book and it looks awesome. Boom Studios; Oh Killstrike #1. Interesting premise here. An escaped comic book character needs to be put back into a comic book. And the Kris Anka variant cover is sold out. Aspen Comics makes an appearance this week here with Psycho Bonkers #1.What a great title! Love it. And what a great looking read too. A five issue mini-series. Adventures of Aero Girl #1 from Action Lab Entertainment also looks like an interesting/fun read. The first Accelerators series did well for Blue Juice comics, so now we have a follow up with Accelerators Momentum #1. Valhalla Mad #1 from Image Comics. Written by Joe Casey. A sellout for sure. A whacked out take on mythology. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #1, written by Mr. IDW himself Chris Ryall. Dark Horse; Resident Alien Sam Hain Mystery #1. A good looking story here. Chuck Dixon’s Winterworld Frozen Fleet #1 from IDW will be a good book to sit back and read.

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Deadpools Secret Secret Wars #1. A wacky tale here written by Cullen Bunn. Great Tony Harris regular cover too. And also a solid homage grave variant as well. Sold out comics here most likely.

And check out Daredevil #15.1, “The life and times of Daredevil. 50 years in the making!” Ryan Stegman variant kills!

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Here is this weeks DC Convergence breakdown:

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Convergence Adventures of Superman #2 – Martian Manhunter backup story.

Convergence Batman and The Outsiders #2 – Batman Beyond backup story by Dan Jurgens.

Convergence Flash #2 – New Suicide Squad backup story.

Convergence Justice League America #2 – Superman/Batman Backup story.

Convergence Wonder Woman #2 – Awesome vampire Joker cover by Joshua Middleton.

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Here are the other Convergence titles. These also have backup stories, but are not listed here.

Convergence #7, Convergence Green Lantern Corps #2, Convergence Hawkman #2, Convergence New Teen Titans #2, Convergence Superboy and The Legion #2, Convergence Swamp Thing #2.

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Comic Broker – January 2015 (part 2)

Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 2 ( Sealed )

There have been some rumblings over at Fox concerning the return of The X-Files starring the original investigating team.  If that happens the original series will start to get hot.  At one time the early issues of the Topps series were quite valuable.  Also I  have mentioned this SW mag  before.  Now is the time to buy cheap!

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Notable issues: Hero illustrated 22 ( sealed only ) contains X-Files -1, X-Files Comic Digest December 1995 Photo Variant, X-Files 1,2,40 a & b,41 a & b

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The Purple Man will be coming to TV.  His first appearance is in a pretty expensive comic but his first appearance is Alias is quite easy to find and that is probably where he will show up first.

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Daredevil 4 ( First appearance of the Purple Man )

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The Incredible Hulk 100 ( Second appearance of Amadeus Cho )

Callsheet 66 puts a Doctor Cho in Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Is he still the seventh smartest person on Earth?  If so Amazing Fantasy Volume 2 #15 is going to blow up.  The reason I have yet to mention it?  It’s already been hyped for a while and collectors have been holding for some time.  Below is his second appearance and this comic is hard to find because of the popularity of Planet Hulk.

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Iron Man: I am Iron Man TPB

Back in 2008 Walmart decided to include a special promotional comic in one of its Iron Man DVDs.  That comic just happens to be the first appearance of  Fan Favorite Agent Coulson.  There’s another problem.  It is impossible to locate a copy and the ones I have found are in horrible condition.  If you want to read Security Measures the only place to own it in print is in this forgotten trade.

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Eternal Warrior 8

Have you been reading Archer and Armstrong?   Trust me when I say it’s worth a read and so is issue 1 of Ivar the  Timewalker.  This is his first appearance.

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Sleepwalker 8 ( JC Penny Reprint )

I cannot believe the recent hype for Sleepwalker.  He was referenced in BH6 an now he is slated to play an important role in the end of the Ultimate Universe!   But Sleepwalker already appeared in a film!  Issue 8 specifically was mistakenly used in the film True Romance.  This is the JC Penny Reprint and it is rare!

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 12/3/14

Avengers_118_InvestComics Thanos_vs_Hulk_InvestComicsThere are those who are comic creators and then there are those who ARE comic creators. It’s not that often we come across a talent that gives us readers an entirely new spectrum on an already existing universe. Speaking on the big two here, one of the last creators to take on and create an entirely new boundless universe was Greg Pak. Yes there were plenty to add and subtract parts here and there, but Greg Pak was one of the last to truly create something that will become absolutely huge in years to come. If you do not know what I speak of, I have written on InvestComics along the way for years that other comic sites (late to the party as usual) have picked up on recently. Still plenty of time to get with that program if you’re lost, because InvestComics is telling you now to expect Greg Pak’s comic booth at a convention in a few years to become a very big ticket item. So why bring all of this up you ask?

Back many years ago (9 years) when InvestComics was telling collectors to buy Iron Man #55 because I knew there was going to be something very special about this Thanos character one day, it came to fruition. Jim Starlin was THAT guy too. Just like suggesting the Iron Man comic, I told you that Jim Starlin was A comic creator. A man that created an extension of an already vast but compacted universe. The Cosmo’s is about much of the Marvel universe today as it is in New York. Without Jim Starlin’s vision, the Marvel Cinema universe looks extremely different. What would Marvel Studios’ main focal point be if not for Thanos? Ever think that? Of course there are so many Angela_Variant_InvestComicscharacters to go with, but would we really rather see anyone else than Thanos at the helm here? Some would, not saying that Thanos is the be all end all, but this was a fantastic choice to go with no? And it is because of Jim Starlin that comic fans are being treated to the biggest movie extension cinema has ever seen in history. Every single movie is interlocking for essentially one reason right now; Thanos. Starlin is an important puzzle within the realm of the comic book lure that lots are taking for granted. Lots aren’t as well, hence the longer wait times at his comic booth at shows. Don’t forget about what I said about Greg Pak……his lines will be just as long in a few years to come. You read it here first, just like you read why Greg Pak is so important years ago on InvestComics as well. Be sure that when you read the information here to tell others that InvestComics’ hit you up on it, not anyone else or your own. We are leading, the others are reading and just following our lead.

So what’s with all of this Jim Starlin talk? Thanos vs. Hulk (2014) #1 is why. Is Jim Starlin really creating anything new here? Not really, but I’ll tell you what might happen next for comic readers. You see with positive sales showing signs of a sell out down the line, Mr. Starlin will probably bring back the verses comic books. This battle, Thanos vs. Hulk will only trigger fans craving more comics like this. Expect big creator names down the line to put their own stamp on a verses title. Imagine a Superman vs. Batman by Miller? A Spidey vs. Venom by McFarlane? A Batman vs. Joker by Capullo? And the list goes on. Every comic reader/collector loves a good old fashion fight. Imagine the 4 issue or 2 issue battles that would ignite the interest and debate along with the comic book fans. Jim Starlin may have ignited a fire and we all don’t know it yet. Just like the Cosmo’s he put together so long ago and so well. Side note: just in case you’re keeping score at home, Thanos and Hulk first appeared together in 1973; Avengers #118.

Birthright_3_InvestComics Planet_Gigantic_InvestComics Shaft_InvestComicsImages Comics continues their onslaught in delivering stellar stories, which in turn makes for sold out comics, which in turn sometimes makes good for aftermarket sales. Check out Birthright (2014 Image) #3, Tooth and Claw (2014 Image) #2 and Humans (2014 Image) #2. All are showing nice gains with fans and they are reciprocating by buying up the titles.

Angela; Asgards bad ass assassin, makes her Marvel solo comic book series debut in Angela Asgards Assassin (2014) #1. Look for a sold out comic here fans. Will it equate to aftermarket sales? Most likely the CBCS signature series variants. Like one of the covers shown here. Awesome cover by Phil Jimenez. A pricey $50 variant, but if the series heats up, so will your signed and graded variant. Followers of InvestComics’ know that there is in fact money to be made on variants if done accordingly. I have explained for many years that buying random expensive variants and sitting on them is a huge waste of money. Buying certain variants and handling them the way I instruct will usually amount to a return. Again, not all variants will pay in the aftermarket, but being a wise speculator and following each week on here will help you eliminate or cut your losses tremendously. For example. Buying a $20 Battlestar Galactica Death of Apollo (2014 Dynamite) #1 variant or a $20 Shaft (2014 Dynamite) #1 variant will probably put you in the red almost immediately. The only way to get onto the plus side (possibly) with either of these variants is Secret_Six_InvestComics Tooth_and_Claw_2_InvestComics this way. Well only one will maybe give returns. The Shaft variant; get a hold of Richard Roundtree. Get him to sign the variant, get it graded and then maybe you have something brewing. Even then you’ll need a market for it. Is there a Shaft market out there? Is there someone willing to pay a premium for a Ricahrd Roundtree Shaft variant comic? It does make for a nice collectors item for your personal stash though doesn’t it?! The Battlestar variant is a loss in the sense of value. The story is probably fantastic, but monetarily, the variant is a loss.

The amazing Gail Simone is back with a new story for us; Secret Six (2014 4th Series) #1. This looks like a great story and a great pick up. Look for a second printing in the near future.

Blue Beetle and Booster Gold are back together this week in Justice League 3000 (2013) #12. The Inhuman (2014 Marvel) #9 comic will explain what Ennilux Corporation is. Army of Darkness (2014 Dynamite) Volume 4 #1 is practically sold out already as is Planet Gigantic (2014 Action Lab) #2.

Fight_Like_A_Girl_InvestComics Quantum_and_Woody_InvestComicsWolf_Moon_InvestComicsFight Like A Girl (2014) #1 and Wolf Moon (2014 DC/Vertigo) #1 look very interesting. Definitely need to check those out. Wolf Moon; A new Vertigo mini by writer Cullen Bunn? Yes please.

And finally, Valiant gives Quantum and Woody fans a special treat; Valiant Sized Quantum And Woody (2014 Valiant) #1.

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Within the speculators market there is one driving force behind it these day. Well actually three. One; movies, two; television, and three; rumors.

On this site throughout the years collectors would find some obscure character first appearances, their origin appearances, or maybe even their untimely departure issue. What about those whacked out characters? Got me thinking, with Hollywood and the television networks all vying for/searching for that “next” best thing within the comic book realm, why not put together a list of characters that could one day see the light of day? Well honestly, most of these dudes and dude- ette’s will probably NEVER see the light of day, but hey did anyone ever think 20 years ago that we’d see a gun touting manic raccoon on screen? There are also some very obvious suggestions in this article too. 

Before proceeding, not only will this article be all over the place, I need to point out that SOME of THESE comics hold absolutely no redeeming value other than my own meandering speculation views, personal favorite’s and just flat out fun of mere mentioning them. Take this with a grain of salt and please have fun along with me!

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Let’s start with an obvious pick that has been eluding every comic book fan of its return since 1986. The series started in 1979. Rom ran for 7 years and boy was it a fun ride. So much so that there are petitions set out there asking for the return of Rom. The character most certainly has a very large appeal, but will the cult favorite ever make it out of doldrums of hiatus hell status from Hasbro? Here’s the thing folks, If Disney NOT Marvel ever decide Rom equals potential financial gain, it WILL get done. So can Disney wrestle away Rom from Hasbro? Disney will get their way if they want Rom…..they always do.

There are exactly 4 very key issues within the 75 issue run. Rom #1, Rom #’s 1718 (both X-Men appearance with Frank Miller covers), and Rom #75 (The final low print issue of the series). These are the 4 comics to grab within this series. Very affordable, very appealing, and it’s Rom.

In 2007, an unthinkable, unimaginable, the unfathomable happened. Captain America died! It made national news and it was a shockingly sad time within the comic book fandom. During his untimely death the rumors ran rampant as to who would take over the reins and don the shield. How many remember some comic fans bringing up Frank Castles’ name? Although a time for mourning, there were some funny suggestions as to who should take the mantle. One name in particular made the most sense, but Marvel didn’t give into to it. At the time of Rogers’ departure, American Eagle was appearing in the pages of a few comics. American Eagle is a native American and it would have made so much sense to have him don the shield for a while. Well it didn’t happen. Maybe one of the Captain America movies will have American Eagle become the next big Native American hero since……Tonto?? There is an influx of African American/female/foreign characters leading the way. Why not focus on an American Indian? Why not have a character that represents the foundations of America a mainstay within the Marvel Universe? Well if you’re a believer that Disney (who’s no stranger to the native American culture) will someday put American Eagle front and center then look for Marvel Two-In-One Annual #6 (1981) for his first appearance.

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Staying on topic a bit here, there has been so much talk of a Black Panther movie but nothing concrete has solidified the rumors….yet. Although the talks of this movie happening has really sparked interest in an already collectable comic; Fantastic Four #52 (1966), Black Panthers first appearance, the collector still has some time to get this comic before the comic really takes off. The Jack Kirby comic is not only the first appearance, but it’s also the first African American super-hero ever.  Once the official announcement from Marvel Studios comes, Fantastic Four #52 will see an instant spike. Then the announcement of who will play him, another spike, then the first tease of the costume, another spike, well you get the idea. Buy this comic now if you can. You’ll be very happy you did.

How about some other very cool African American characters other than Luke Cage and Blade? One that  was talk of a television show that never panned out? Brother Voodoo! He first appeared in Strange Tales #169 (1973). How about Dagger from the awesome Cloak & Dagger team? How amazing would a Marvel film be featuring Cloak & Dagger? A collector can scoop up their first appearance for mega cheap if you shop around. Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #64 (1982) gives readers a first look at this team. Check out the limited series from 1984 as well. 

Also on the movie front we have Doctor Strange rumored, but almost certain to be part of the next phase. Besides the Doc’s first appearance and Dr. Strange #169 (his REAL number one and first solo comic) which are obvious pick ups, Dr. Strange’s main adversary is the one to go after! The villain will only command aftermarket bonuses up until a few months before the release of the movie, you’re looking at a long term investment book you’ll need to dump at the right time. Otherwise the market will correct itself and you’ll either break even or lose on the deal. Strange Tales #126 (1964) could be one to pick up now. The comic gives us a first look at Dormammu. Will this be the villain Marvel goes with in the new Strange movie? Who knows? My bet is they go right here.

How about one more Strange Tales comic to check out? Strange Tales #89 (1961) features the first appearance of Fin Fang Foom. With the new Fantastic Four movie cast just released and Galactus probably getting his proper due on screen, this villain would be cool to have as an alternative go to if Fox decides NOT to go with the big purple guy.

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When will Mephisto make his movie appearance? It has to happen eventually right? Well until it does, be sure to seek out and buy Silver Surfer #3 (1968).

How about touching on the Marvel Cosmo’s? Please note (regular visitors to InvestComics have heard this before!) that the entire Marvel Cosmic Universe speculation market hinges on the success or failure of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. If the movie does well at the box office, more Marvel cosmo to come, it fails, the end of the Marvel cosmo movement. It’s a rather simple equation. Captain Marvel #26 (1973) brings us Death’s first appearance. Thor #225 (1974) is Firelord’s first appearance. Giant-Sized Defenders #3 features the first look at Korvac. Marvel Man changes his name to Quasar, thus creating the first appearance of Quasar in The Incredible Hulk #234 (1979).

A group by the name U-Foes first appears in The Incredible Hulk #254 (1980). They are so unusual and so cool at the same time. Another team that commands some serious attention came onto the scene in 1979 by the name Alpha Flight. Uncanny X-Men #120; John Byrne, Terry Austin, Chris Claremont, and the first appearance of Alpha Flight. What more does one need here? Well anyone who is a regular InvestComics visitor knows that Alpha Flight has been on the radar here for years and will continue to be. There is no reason to not speculate that this team will never see screen time. I for one believe they will. They can very easily be transcribed to film. They are a team that would dominate as the X-Men have on film. It will happen folks someday, get this valuable comic now. And also get the mega overprinted Alpha Flight #1 (1983). 

Back to The Hulk. Planet Hulk…..first and foremost you’d want to get the very beginning’s of the Planet Hulk saga. This can be found in The Incredible Hulk #88 (2006) and New Avengers: IIIuminati one shot (2006). Of course you’d go grab the Planet Hulk saga comics as a whole, but getting The Incredible Hulk #92 (2006) is a must. This issue introduces Hulks wife (deceased) Caiera. Caiera is an intricate part of the Planet Hulk storyline because the World War Hulk storyline introduces their son Skaar. Skaar would most definitely appear in a Planet Hulk/World War Hulk movie. Not only would he appear, but Skaar would be the prize comic for the speculator. What If? Planet Hulk #1 (2007) is the first appearance of Skaar and is without a doubt the next BIG comic when and if Marvel does a phase 3 with the Hulk being the centerpiece. Writer Greg Pak created the entire Planet Hulk universe, so he will be in much demand. I hope he gets a consult gig if Marvel Studios goes with this.

Speaking of an Avenger, how about Winter Soldier appearing in the new Cap movie? Sweet huh? Here’s a nugget you may have already heard or maybe not. The actor playing Winter Solider (Sebastian Stan) signed on with Marvel Studios for 9 films. Yes NINE films. Crazy right? Well why not stay on the crazy train here? How about Winter Solider takes the mantle from Captain America in Cap 3 as U.S. Agent? U.S. Agent first appeared as Super-Patriot in Captain America #323 (1986) and as the U.S. Agent in Captain America #354 (1989). What if Marvel Studios go down the route of Nomad? Captain America first dons the Nomad costume in Captain America #180 (1974). Edward Ferbel was the second Nomad in Captain America #261 (1981). The third installment of Nomad (Jack Monroe) and probably the winning book for the Nomad speculation cause is Captain America #282 (1983). Jack Monroe went on to spawn a limited series (which is also one to get) and a regular series that lasted 25 issues. I won’t speak about the fourth Nomad, a female version character that failed miserably.

Hey wouldn’t it be great if Marvel Studios ever challenged DC/Warner Bros. In releasing their version of Superman? How about Sentry? He first appeared in the self titled Sentry #1 (2000). Wow this would be fantastic wouldn’t it?

If you’re been checking out the most recent InvestComics Hot Picks, you will know that I have been talking about the Marvel UK resurgence. In no way is the resurgence happening by mistake. Marvel/Disney are probably testing the market for the first major movie/animation starring a Marvel UK character. Captain Britain would be an obvious first choice, but it’s way too close to the Captain America lure. So where to go next? How about Union Jack? Check out the Invaders comics #’s 7 (1976), #8 (1976), and #20 (1977) for the key Union Jack comics. Also Captain America #254 (1981).

You know who would be great fun to see in a film. Maybe as a team member; Jack of Hearts. The colors in his costume are so vibrant that it would just pop on screen. The red heart on his left eye, the blue, yellow, and red costume….all good in my book! Check out his first appearance in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #23 (1976). Also check out his four issue limited series from 1984.

Staying with the “colorful” characters, how about picking up Adventure Into Fear with Man-Thing # 19 (1973). This comic gives collectors the first look at Howard the Duck. Remember that bad movie from 1986? How awesome would it be to have Howard revisited by Marvel/Disney? Yes, this needs to get done.

You know what also needs to get done? How about a Machine Man film? Machine Man was created by Jack ‘King’ Kirby in 1976’s 2001: A Space Odyssey #8. Jack ‘King’ Kirby had his hands all over this creation. The only thing he is not credited on is the Inking and coloring. A fantastic book to have in your collection.

Black Widow may lead the charge as the first Big Budget female hero on screen. So how about we look at some female characters that should get some more play in your spec collection.

Amazing Spider-Man #209 features the first appearance of Calypso. Todd McFarlane brought back Calypso during his solo Spider-Man run, but she hasn’t really been a factor since. What time than the present to change that?

Typhoid Mary really needs more playtime in the Marvel Universe. She’s too good of a character to be forgotten about or thrown into meaningless story lines. Marvel needs to revisit what made her work back in the late 80’s. Typhoid’s debut came in Daredevil #254 (1988). Typhoid will probably appear in the new Daredevil netflix show too.

Hellcat has made many appearances over the years, but never seems to garner the attention she should get. Check out Avengers #144 (1976) for the first appearance of Hellcat.

As previously mentioned, Daredevil will be getting his own netflix series. I’m making a call right here that you will hear HERE first. Echo will be the female go to in the series. How do I know this? A hunch. I’ve been right before. I’ve also been wrong before too! The hunch points to Echo for me and Echo’s first is in Daredevil (vol. 2) #9 (1999).

Tabitha (Boom-Boom) like Hellcat has appeared in so many comics over the years, but you’d be hard pressed to even know what her first appearance book is. That book would be Secret Wars II #5 (1985).

Well that’s it for this installment. Look for DC, Image, and more Marvel ‘B’ side comic picks coming your way.

 

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 1-18-12

Welcome to InvestComics Hot Picks 1-18-12 

Jumping right into this week’s books, Uncanny X-Force #20 begins a 4 part saga “The Trail of Fantomex”. The first part features guest Captain Britain. The character was first introduced in the UK (naturally right?) in 1976. Captain Britain #1 debuted with writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe. A beautiful creative combo here to say the least. You would be hard pressed to find this newspaper weekly in Near Mint condition, but that shouldn’t deter you from owning the first appearance of Britain’s “Captain America”. A mere $30 could get you ownership of this book. Not bad at all considering the possible upside to the character. Upside pertaining to all of the re-launch possibilities, the movie possibilities, and the fact that Marvel hasn’t really had a breakout overseas of a “non-American” character in a while. Why else would Marvel throw out Captain Britain if they weren’t seeing what the potential market value is on him? If the demand is there, we may see more CB, if not, maybe Marvel is planning on putting forth the initial steps to try and break him out…. (again). Excalibur anyone? Cap’s first U.S. appearance came along in Marvel Team-Up #65 (1977). This comic (a reprint from the UK, redone) could be found in the 1 dollar long boxes at your local comic shop or Convention.

The British run on CB has one very interesting issue if you’re not aware of it. Captain Britain #8 features the first appearance Betsy Braddock. Who’s Betsy? Well if you’re an X-Man fan, (or a comic fan) you’d know that Betsy is also Pyslocke. This issue is the bigger prize (monetarily) within the CB run at $50, although the better value probably may lie in the number one issue. Maybe the British invasion will happen one day in the Marvel Universe, if it does it’ll start with Captain Britain.  

Staying with Marvel for a couple of more books here, Uncanny X-Men #5 introduces readers to a NEW Marvel universe, and that’s always a lot fun! The new abode is called Tabula Rasa. (And by the way, Tabula Rasa is not a fictionally made up “word, place, thing” in case you’re wondering. If you want to impress some of your friends click HERE to get the meaning and win prizes by betting with them! Thank us later!). The thing about new