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With the recent announcement that Valiant of all properties will be adapted for TV and Movies through an expansive, connected universe here are the issues I recommend.  I am not including many of the gold issues simply because they have continued to demand decent money even before the announcement.  Be aware that many of the first issues from these series have gold variants some of which are flat gold while others are embossed.

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Archer & Armstrong #0, Archer & Armstrong #8

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Despite a huge print run this comic is the first appearance of one of the best series  Valiant has ever offered.  Get a CGC 9.8 and you will still make some decent money.  Even the new series from Valiant is a great read and some of those issues ( including 0, first One Percent ) are worth a look.

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Issue 8 is a flip book and features the first appearance of Ivar the Timewalker.

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Magnus Robot Fighter #5

Magnus Robot Fighter #7 

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Magnus Robot Fighter #64

We already know of the pink, issue 12 ( first Turok ) and issue 1 hold value but there are others. Oh and make sure the coupons are in tact or the value is diminished.

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Issue 5 is the first Rai, a Valiant original.

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Issue 7 features a variation on the XO armor.

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Issue 57 has an interior page error. The first interior page features an ad for Conjure Magazine which is out of order.

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Issue 64 is rare due to a low print run. You will find that many of the last issues from Valiant properties are quite rare.

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Eternal Warrior #4

Eternal Warrior #8

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Issue 4 features the first appearance of Bloodshot.

Issue 8 (see Ivar above!)

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The Visitor VS. the Valiant Universe #1 & #2

These cover prices make these issues extremely hard to come by. Remember $2.95 is common and worth nothing. Other series like Turok also have $2.50 cover variants. Technically they are newsstand pricing issues and are scarce.

X-O Manowar #1,

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X-O Manowar #15 (pink)

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Issue 1 features the first XO armor.

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Issue 4 is the first Jack Boniface/Shadowman

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Issue 15 has a pink logo variant

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Bloodshot 6 & Bloodshot #7 (first Ninjak and first in costume)

Bloodshot #30Bloodshot #31, Bloodshot #32, Bloodshot #51 (2.50 cover price variants)

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There aren’t many issues from the Bloodshot series that are worth a look but there is a Platinum error for issue 0 that might just be the rarest Valiant title out there!

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Solar Man of the Atom #3

Solar Man of the Atom #10 & #10b

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Solar 3 features the first Harada, a major antagonist in the Valiant universe.

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Issue 10 and 10 b are well known but still make the list as they feature the first appearance of the Eternal Warrior

Note: 10b is a second print and has a roman numeral 2 in black on the cover.

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Harbinger #10

Even though issues 1-6 are all tough to find and coveted by collectors they are well known because of rarity and quality. Other than issue 41 (last issue) issue 10 is the only other comic from the series I can recommend. Even though H.A.R.D. Corps was a fair comic to say the least it would make an excellent movie in this writer’s opinion and it is going to be cheap no matter where you find it.

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Rai #1-5

Rai #9  (Gold)

Rai #33

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Rai is the first original  character that Valiant created. Issues 1-5 are rare especially 4.

The only gold issue on my list is issue 9 of this series because it’s often forgotten as it marks a less than stellar new direction for the title

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The Destroyer #0 (2.50 cover)

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H.A.R.D. Corps #5 (comic defense variant)

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Predator vs Magnus Robot Fighter TPB

This TPB is about as rare as they come. The regular two issues are worth zip but this one is a prize for any Valiant collector.

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Shadowman #8 & Shadowman #43

Issue 8 (First Master Darque)

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Issue 43 is the last issue and is rare

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 4/30/14

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Amazing Spider-Man will relaunch this upcoming week with Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) #1. The relaunch of this third SpideyHP43014_Covers (6) series is due to the lack of success the previous two series’ have had. With 100% sarcasm attached to the previous comment, Marvel’s relaunch here is their way to cash in on Sony’s new Spidey movie coming out this week…..and of course grab as much money from the collector pockets as possible too. Nothing wrong with a company wanting to make money, but watering down things quite a bit aren’t we with 16 variants? But money to be made nonetheless! So what should you do? Stick with the usual rules. Get the variants with the best ratio. Get the variants signed and graded. That’s it. Or get a variant you really dig, get that signed and graded. Either sit on it for your own love of it or sell it very quick. The Amazing Spider-Man #1 variant craze is going to be short lived.

More variant cover madness hits with Rai (2014 Valiant) #1. At last count with this one there are 10. So between the Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Rai #1 there are 26 variants in total. That’s 2 comics, and 26 variants. Wow. Anyway, Check out Rai’s first appearance in his self-titled book from 1992. Also brought to you by Valiant. And the total number of variants for Rai in 1992? Zero.

HP43014_Covers (5)There are 2 DC Comics to check out this week. First one, the more important one too is Adventures of Superman (2013) 2nd Series #12. An introduction of an all new character named Demolisher. Introduction of new characters are always a 100% pickup on new comic book day. Know this. The other DC Comic; Flash (2011) Annual #3 will reintroduce Wally West into the New 52 realm. Aftermarket will take more to the Demolisher intro in the long run IF the character is a recurring one.

Sold out number ones to keep your eye on this Wednesday. Dream Police (2014 Image) #1, written by J. Michael Straczynski. Southern Bastards (2014) #1 with the team of Jason squared; Jason Aaron and Jason Latour.  V-Wars (2014) #1 (IDW Publishing) has a Kevin Eastman variant. Two comics from Red 5 have the sold out sign at the distributor; Bad Dreams (2014) #1 and Haunted (2014 Red 5) #1.

And finally, Uncanny Avengers (2012 Marvel Now) Annual #1 will have the first look at a new team. The Avengers of the Supernatural. Hey, I don’t make this stuff up, I report on it.

HP43014_Covers (1)Invest wisely.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for April 30 2014 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for April 30 2014 Release Week

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!

So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled 2 days BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT
Cavewoman Journey #1 (Of 2)(Cover A Rob Durham), $3.75 – 32 copies
Cavewoman Journey #1 (Of 2)(Cover B Rob Durham), AR – 6 copies

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Jughead And Archie Double Digest #1, $3.99 – 47 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Garfield Pet Force 2014 Special #1 (Cover A Gary Barker), $4.99 – 67 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Star Wars Rebel Heist #1 (Of 4)(Adam Hughes Regular Cover), $3.50 – 352 copies
Star Wars Rebel Heist #1 (Of 4)(Matt Kindt Variant Cover), $3.50 – 339 copies

DC COMICS
Forever Evil Aftermath Batman Vs Bane #1 (One Shot)(Scot Eaton & Jaime Mendoza Regular Cover), $3.99 – 242 copies
Vertigo Quarterly Cyan #1, $7.99 – 109 copies

DIABLO PRODUCTIONS
Sanitarium #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Blank Authentix Cover), $3.99 – 22 copies
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Jenny Frison), $3.99 – 40 copies
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Chris Bolson), $3.99 – 16 copies
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Photo Subscription Variant), $3.99 – 11 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Ryan Jampole), $3.99 – 97 copies
Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Derek Fridolfs), $3.99 – 229 copies
V-Wars #1 (Cover A Ryan Brown), $3.99 – 72 copies
V-Wars #1 (Cover SUB Kevin Eastman), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS
Dream Police #1 (Cover A Sid Kotian & Bill Farmer), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Dream Police #1 (Cover B Renae Deliz & Ray Dillon), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Manifest Destiny #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00 – 152 copies
Southern Bastards #1, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Starlight #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 -1,595 copies
Tales Of Honor #2 (Cover A Sang-Il Jeong), $2.99 – 13 copies
Tales Of Honor #2 (Cover B Patrick Tatapoulous), $2.99 – 16 copies

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Humberto Ramos Regular Cover), $5.99 – 12,467 copies
Hulk #2 (Jerome Opena Regular Cover), $3.99 – 92 copies
Silver Surfer #2 (Michael Allred Regular Cover), $3.99 – 116 copies

RED 5 COMICS
Atomic Robo And The Knights Of The Golden Circle #1 (Of 5), $3.50 – 24 copies
Bad Dreams #1 (Of 5), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Haunted #1 (Of 4), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Rai #1 (Blank Variant Cover), $3.99 – 7 copies
Rai #1 (Clayton Crain Plus Edition Variant Cover), $4.99 – 6 copies
Rai #1 (Cover A Clayton Crain), $3.99  – 121 copies
Rai #1 (Cover B Bryan Hitch), $3.99 – 74 copies
Rai #1 (Cover C Stephen Segovia), $3.99 – 76 copies
Rai #1 (Cover D Raul Allen), $3.99 – 83 copies
Shadowman End Times #1 (Of 3)(Giuseppe Camuncoli Regular Cover), $3.99 – 41 copies
Shadowman End Times #1 (Of 3)(Jeff Dekal Pullbox Variant Cover), $3.99 – 37 copies

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Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com