Top 5 Trending Comics #165

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day . This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) Trending Comics and More article. This week’s Top 5 based on Trending Comics and More #528.

New Comics and items arriving 5/23/18.

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Invincible Iron Man #600 – Huge millestone issue with 5 big surprises in store. Also a new villain arrives. A first appearance. What more can one ask for? Last Brian Michael Bendis Marvel comic ever! Well, never say never!
Batgirl #23 – Usually a variant comic cover does not crack the Top 5 list, but this Joshua Middleton variant is sold out and is by far the best variant cover of the year so far. Nothing has come close to this cover. Nothing.
Ricanstruction Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico – Comic book creator/publisher Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez of La Borinqueña decided he will not stand idle any longer. He’s created an anthology featuring some of the most iconic DC characters along side his creator owned La Borinqueña. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman and many others are joined with comic creators from across the industry (aisle); Gail Simone, Greg Pak, Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan, Tony Daniel, Ken Lashley, Bill Sienkiewicz, Yanick Paquette, Gabby Rivera, Will Rosado, Jorge Jimenez, Mike Allred, Chris Sotomayor, to Puerto Rican and Latinx celebrities like Rosario Dawson, Rubén Blades, Javier Muñoz, Sonia Manzano and over 100 more. This anthology not only brings the talent, but it brings hope. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to those in need in Puerto Rico. Buy this anthology, enjoy the words and pictures. After you’re done with it, know that you did something good for a family in need. Do not lend your copy out, ask that your family and friends buy this book too.
Champions #20 – First appearance alert. Introducing ‘Snowguard’.
Infinity Countdown Darkhawk #1 – Marvel pushes for the Darkhawk character to be the next big thing. Like 1991 all over again.

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Darkhawk #1

Here are the rest of the trends headed your way this Wednesday – Trending Comics and More #528
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Hunt For Wolverine The Mystery In Madripoor #1
Black Panther #1
Captain America: Sam Wilson #11
Darkhawk #51
Darkhawk #1
Legion #5
Moon Knight #195
Thanos #16
Scooby Doo Team-Up #38
Super Sons/Dyno-Mutt Special #1
Scooby-Doo #1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #1
BoxLunch Exclusive Metallic Army Man Pop
POP Rocks 73 Motley Crue Tommy Lee Vinyl Figure
Planet Of The Apes ReAction Cornelius 3.75-Inch Action Figure Super 7 Media Inc
POP Animation 350 Rick And Morty Pickle Rick No Limbs Previews Exclusive Vinyl Figure
POP Animation Miraculous Series 1 Ladybug With Tikki Vinyl Figure
Hitchcock ReAction Grayscale 3.75-Inch Action Figurev Super 7 Media Inc
POP Movies Super Troopers Farva Vinyl Figure
Destiny 2 Cayde-6 7-Inch Scale Action Figure Case McFarlane Toys
POP Television Pee-Wees Playhouse Pee-Wee Herman Vinyl Figure
POP Movies Super Troopers Mac Vinyl Figure
POP Animation 365 Hanna-Barbera Series 5 Jetsons George Jetson Vinyl Figure

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VIDEOS – New Comics & Best Covers #528

Weekly video look at some of the new release comics and items from the weekly Trending Comics & More article and the Best Comic Covers article.

New comics & items arriving 5/23/18.

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Best Covers – New Comics 5-23-18

New comic book release day 5/23/18. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist.
Always remember, all of these new comics are just as awesome in the inside as they are on the outside. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Joshua Middleton

Eddy Barrows

Tyler Kirkham

Greg Land

Olivier Coipel

Shane Davis

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In-Hyuk Lee

Stanley Lau Artgerm

Chris Bachalo

Skan

Francesco Mattina

Geoff Shaw

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Trending Comics & More #528

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NEW release day 5-23-18

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Infinity Darkhawk #1

Darkhawk #1

Scooby Doo #1

Super Sons DynoMutt

Scooby Team-Up #38

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Since the extraordinary bank the Black Panther movie has made, for some reason Marvel Comics feels as though this will equate to booming Black Panther comic book sales too. Has no one realized yet that the movies do not really coincide with the comics as far as sales go? The only ‘bump’ the comics get regarding a film is when the speculators think they have the next holy grail (first appearance or major plot line arc), only to be stuck with it because some yo-yo’s are stating it’ll be ‘worth lots of money!’.  This all said, a new Black Panther #1 will hit on Wednesday with lots of variants (too many). Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates returns to this restart as he wrote the previous arc of Black Panther. Why not just continue with the numbering and label it ‘new arc/new direction’? Makes no sense at all. But it makes sense when you’re trying to grab a new audience, new readers, new speculators. It does make sense to that capacity, but not to the norm of things. The drowning of number one comics for no necessary reason or the variant covers are absolutely astounding these days. One of the many reasons this particular website switched over years ago and finally implemented our new direction. See HERE if you’re not too sure what’s up. Yes, the new Black Panther will trend for a little bit, but things will settle down, like history has taught us regarding this character. Always a great character and read when it comes to Ta-Nehisi and always great eye candy too with Daniel Acuna at the helm.

Thanos #16 – Third Print

Brian Michael Bendis writes his last comic book for Marvel; Invincible Iron Man #600. Marvel Comic creators, sending their well wishes on social media. Nothing but nice things to say. Unlike the some idiotic fanboys with no lives that spout their venom. Didn’t momma teach you, nothing nice to say…..Anyway, the last Bendis book will mark the end of an era with Marvel for Brian. It was a speculator run and he’ll be going out with a bang according to Marvel. ‘5 HUGE surprises’ await readers. One of the best non-surprise is a new villain will be introduced. So, this comic will trend the socials for a bit as fans will be talking about it and posting. Don’t miss out on all the fun!
MORE hunting for Wolverine this week; Hunt For Wolverine The Mystery In Madripoor #1. Writer Jim Zub and artist Chris Bachalo. When will this hunt be over? Every week people are looking for him. Hence the Todd Nauck variant cover. It kinds of sums it up. “Where’s Wolverine?”

Batgirl #23

Champions #20

Hunt Wolverine #1

Hunt Wolverine #1

Iron Man #600

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Last appearing in 2016’s Captain America: Sam Wilson #11, then appearing in Darkhawk #51 earlier this year, Darkhawk is on his way back. Despite only making about 11 appearances since 2011 till now, the aftermarket appreciates this class c character a bit. Well it REALLY did back in early 2017 when an action figure came out with the name ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ on the package. It did NOT have VOL 2 on the package, which if it did, would have meant it’s from the VOL 2 movie! Duh! Once again, speculative websites (not InvestComics at the time!) went batty over this and drove the original Darkhawk #1 (1991 first appearance) off the charts on eBay. Only to have the director of GOTG2, James Gunn, settle things down regarding the article(s) themselves with “…I think it was not very well thought out…”. Embarrassing for websites, the speculators and for the poor sap that paid lots and lots of money for a Darkhawk #1. But, the Darkhawk #1 speculative market holds on eBay as raw copies range within the $8 to $19 range. A graded 9.8 copy sold for $140 on May 5th. A 9.6 sold for $66. Not as many graded copies sold as when the ridiculous rumor came out. The speculative market hopes to be right eventually, so prices hold steady for now…until the silliness subsides, and everyone wakes up a bit. Maybe the new release; Infinity Countdown Darkhawk #1 (Chris Sims, Chad Bowers, Lim, Gang Hyuk) will jumpstart things once again for the Darkhawk character. Who knows??
Legion #5 introduces ‘Bessie Doll’.
A new character will be introduced in Champions #20; ‘Snowguard’.
Moon Knight #195 introduces ‘The Collective’.
The Thanos #16 third printing sideways cover from Geoff Shaw rocks.

Batgirl #23 is sold out. Because of a major storyline? No. An introduction of a new character? No. A death of a character? No. A new bad as* creative team? No. A Deadpool or Venom appearance? No, no and impossible. The Joshua Middleton variant is actually sold out. The cover is superb, gorgeous, beautiful, and there are simply not enough adjectives in the dictionary to describe this one. Trending comic cover of the year so far.
Scooby Doo Team-Up #38 will feature Blue Falcon and Dynomutt. While this is not a big deal at all, this will be Blue Falcon and Dynomutt’s last appearance as ‘Hanna Barbara’ type characters before their new ‘ultra-modern’ revamp look in Super Sons/Dyno-Mutt Special #1 on May 30. Although their Hanna Barbara ‘look’ may continue, this is the last old before the new…..and then back to the old again (maybe). Either way, the NEW revamp cover(?) from Fernando Pasarin looks special. And for those keeping score at home. Blue Falcon and Dynomutt first appeared in Scooby-Doo #1 in 1977.

Black Panther #1

Moon Knight #195

Legion #5

Rebuilding Puerto Rico

TMNT Urban #1

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Trending Pop Culture Indie Hot Picks; Indie comics do not always show up on Ebay right way. Please check back on a regular basis, some of the smaller print indie books usually list after new comic book release day or a few days after.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #1 will reprint all of the Image Comics’ run (Volume 3) in color. This issue features an Erik Larsen cover. That in itself is very enticing. We’re team Larsen.
Putting your political affiliation and politics aside, Puerto Rico is still reeling after the devastating hurricane Irma ripped through there in September of 2017. Many are still left without power, food and water. Comic book creator/publisher Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez of La Borinqueña decided he will not stand idle any longer. He’s created an anthology; Ricanstruction Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico. Featuring some of the most iconic DC characters along side his creator owned La Borinqueña. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman and many others are joined with comic creators from across the industry (aisle); Gail Simone, Greg Pak, Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan, Tony Daniel, Ken Lashley, Bill Sienkiewicz, Yanick Paquette, Gabby Rivera, Will Rosado, Jorge Jimenez, Mike Allred, Chris Sotomayor, to Puerto Rican and Latinx celebrities like Rosario Dawson, Rubén Blades, Javier Muñoz, Sonia Manzano and over 100 more. This anthology not only brings the talent, but it brings hope. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to those in need in Puerto Rico. Buy this anthology, enjoy the words and pictures. After you’re done with it, know that you did something good for a family in need. Do not lend your copy out, ask that your family and friends buy this book too.

Trending items arriving this Wednesday below. Most are sold out. Click on the RED links or the image to buy/bid on these hot items via eBay from ALL available sellers.

Army Man POP

Planet Of The Apes

Pickle Rick POP

Tommy Lee POP

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BoxLunch Exclusive Metallic Army Man Pop
POP Rocks 73 Motley Crue Tommy Lee Vinyl Figure
Planet Of The Apes ReAction Cornelius 3.75-Inch Action Figure Super 7 Media Inc
POP Animation 350 Rick And Morty Pickle Rick No Limbs Previews Exclusive Vinyl Figure

Destiny – McFarlane Toys

Hitchcock ReAction

George Jetson POP

Ladybug/Tikki POP

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POP Animation Miraculous Series 1 Ladybug With Tikki Vinyl Figure
Hitchcock ReAction Grayscale 3.75-Inch Action Figurev Super 7 Media Inc
POP Movies Super Troopers Farva Vinyl Figure
Destiny 2 Cayde-6 7-Inch Scale Action Figure Case McFarlane Toys

Farva POP

Pee-Wee POP

Super Troopers Mac POP

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POP Television Pee-Wees Playhouse Pee-Wee Herman Vinyl Figure
POP Movies Super Troopers Mac Vinyl Figure
POP Animation 365 Hanna-Barbera Series 5 Jetsons George Jetson Vinyl Figure

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Trending Stars – Interview with Sean Conn

Sean Conn is a rapper from New York, hailing from Queens. In 2005, Sean Conn debut his first LP ‘The One’. One year later he teamed with Elus and Frsh Aire to form a Hip-Hop group named Triboro. Sean Conn has won numerous awards during his early tenure, including buzz factor of the year (2012) and most original artist in 2014.

In 2015, Sean Conn started his own brand ‘Vigga Entertainment’. In early 2016 he released his very first single ‘Silver Lining’ from the LP; The Man With The Golden Mic’. The music video has been viewed over 130,000 times. His LP ‘The Man With The Golden Mic’ dropped in 2017. The Golden Mic video has surpassed the 300,000 mark on YouTube.

No doubt, Sean Conn 00 is trending and certainly has arrived.

Let’s catch up phenom, Sean Conn……

Trending Pop Culture: For those not familiar with the Sean Conn 00 brand yet, can you catch us up?

Sean Conn: Yes I’m Hip Hop’s Secret Agent and I have been in this game for years. I have seen a lot and learned a lot in my 20 year journey.

TPC: Your roots are deeply imbedded in New York, is this where your main influence is drawn from? Who were your influences growing up?

SC: I have heavy influence from my home town of New York, and that’s where the love started. Hearing Run DMC, L.L. Cool J, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Lord Finesse and Rakim are the ones that sparked the love and I would see all the video of the artist I named on Video Music Box, That show was Hip Hop 101 and I would run home after school to see it. The artist that made me want to write raps was Redman, his first LP changed my Life.

TPC: Listening to your LP “The Man With The Golden Mic”(which is amazing), It’s noticeable that some music on the LP mix some old school flavor with new flavor too. Tracks like ‘Oh My God’, ‘Quest for the Master Flows’, ‘So You Wanna Be’, how do you take that direction when laying the tracks down?

SC: Thanks, I put this project together from a dream I had, (An actually Sleeping Dream) That I did an album dedicated to the Golden Age of Hip Hop, and after waking up I wrote down the dream and started on the L.P. it has that good Ol feel with a new age twist. Once I knew what I wanted to relay to the people I started to get music submitted to me by some well-known and unknown producers that had the vibe I was looking for, one I got a bulk of music I broke it down by feeling and mode. I wanted to have a very well-rounded LP so songs like (Oh My God) have a real Boom Bap sound and (Quest For The Master Flows) is a visual that is painted by the words of the story and mission and then (So You Wanna Be) Brings out more of a hardcore edge to it with a heavy thumping beat for that head nod effect. I want people to be able to just press play and enjoy with no skipping do to music that is not Quality.

TPC: A three-part question – The process; How do you lay down lyrics? Do you always have beats and lyrics rolling around in your head? Are you armed with your phone or something around at all times to get your ideas down, so you don’t forget them?

SC: I Lay down lyrics in a few ways, I still have a notebook and pen that I use especially when I’m just writing with no beat. I also have my phone where I might be walking and thoughts for songs (Me hearing a sound or vibe and I then make a hook to in my voice recording app) and I also like to vibe to beats one at a time and if I get that feeling where I’m freestyling the verse and its flowing in seconds I know its time to write the song right now. but other times I might have a beat I like but that instant vibe is not there and I work on it over time. So my process can vary when laying down lyrics.

TPC: In 2016, the brand ‘Vigga Entertainment’ was conceived. How did this come to fruition?

SC: This is one of the most unique stories how this brand and name came about. In 2008 I was in the Studio with my TRIBORO family and someone pointed out how in the film Boyz N Da Hood right before the famous “We Got A Problem” – Ice Cube scene When dude asked Morris Chesnut “What the F@#k you looking at” if you replay it he said “I’m still trying to find out Vigga!!”. We then would call each other Vigga and it stuck, V.I.G.G.A (Very Intelligent Getting Goals Accomplished) that was a concept taken from a 2-pac Acronym.and after 7 years of saying it, it became a way of life and my brand.

TPC: Your video ‘Viggas In Africa’, featuring artist Hous Da Beast. Where was that video shot? And how was it teaming with Hous Da Beast?

SC: Working with Hous is always dope! he is very talented and has been down with me since my first mix tape that dropped 15 years ago (The Last Colony Presents Sean Conn) Where he makes his music debut and is on the cover with me. I was teaching him the emcee way from the start like I was shown by my mentors. We shot the video in Queens NY and the day the video dropped my Cue family in Ghana Africa posted it on their blog and its been a world-wide vibe now with a huge remix on the way.

TPC: A lot of your videos show you in your comic book hero gear. Are you a comic book fan?

SC: I’m a big time comic book fan from day one even before Hip Hop, my older brother was into comics and he is 5 years older so when i was 5 or so he would walk me to the comic store and when I was only to buy DC and he would by Marvel. I did not understand then but because he started me that way I have so many great DC runs from the 80’s like the Marv Wolfman George Perez run of the Teen Titans  and all the Crisis On Infinite Earths where so many heroes die like The Flash and Super Girl. but I was still able to read all his comics so I was all into Marvel Secret Wars and so much more.

TPC: Will we see any music from you regarding your affinity towards the comic book genre?

SC: Yes I have some music I will be working on for my video game updates soundtrack and my next LP that will have affinity with the comic book genre. The start of my video game is a 8 page comic that I will be making an actual comic series in the future

TPC: If you could play a super hero or villain in a movie, who would it be and why?

SC: I would play the Hero, I have been the good guy all my life, looking to help people in need and working with others that share special ability. I’m also into health and fitness so its only right I play the hero to save the day. I’m already a hero to many, or at least that’s what i have been told. also you can be a super hero without powers kinda like a Secret Agent Of Hip Hop would be. Lol

TPC: You have a video game out too. ‘Quest For The Golden Mics’. It looks like a lot of fun. How did you get this going? Are you a gamer? ….And where can we get it?

SC: I’m also a BIG time gamer, that was hand and hand with comics since Atari and Intellivison. I have played video games all my life, when I started to work on my LP (The Man With The Golden Mic) I knew this was a close to the heart project and to me to be yourself is a big key in success. I love Hip Hop, Video Games And Comic Books so I decided my Entertainment Company would include all 3. The game is available on I-phone Appstore and Android Google Play. It’s an old school beat em up arcade style game where I am the main character that gets zapped into the world of Hiphopia to find the 5 golden mics that will restore peace and harmony to a city now infected with the dark force energy. What makes this game so unique is you control the main character with a record spinning on a turntable, all elements of Hip Hop are shown in this game.

TPC: Getting back to the videos. There are many positive vibes going on within your videos. Is this done intentionally or are you just an easy vibe type person?

SC: I feel what you give is what you get on all levels, I am a very positive minded person and it reflects in my music and videos. I don’t intentionally put out the vibes its just who I have become over the years.

TPC: An important (social) video by you and Ty Nitty regarding Police Brutality strikes a stark message. The video, ‘Quiet’ is quite raw and delivers some powerful lyrics. How is it that the “system” be fixed to the point brutality ceases to exist? Why is it so broken in your opinion?

SC: Big shout out to the legend Ty Nitty who hit me up to join him on this mission. Police Brutality has been around from the start and in my opinion it will not cease to exist until the laws are changed and the law enforcement as a whole has a reset. How that happens I pray we find out and it also starts with self unity, we are killing each other even faster than them so once we unite then we can take a real stand and not just when a cop killing an unarmed man is exposed.

TPC: Your positivity and faith will help bring light (and guidance) to this very important topic within our society. What would ask from the youth growing up in the urban areas to help alleviate some of the pressures of this ongoing issue within their communities?

SC: We need to unite the youth in workshops but the best way is by example, we need more positive role models. I am going to schools to talk to them for carrier day and if more of us artist and entertainers do this the effect would be amazing, they follow us more than their parents at times. Hands on is the best way, show that you care it goes a long way.

TPC: Collaborations are an important way to get a message out. But, collaborations are not always about a message, but just plan ol’ fun. One collaboration you must be extremely proud of is with Miss Olivia, your daughter, on the single ‘How You Really Rock’ (featuring Miss Olivia). She’s so good. Will their be future collaborations planned with Miss Olivia?

SC: Thanks! I’m very excited and proud for the release of this single for a number of reasons, when I was working on my project I knew I needed a fun record to have a well-balanced LP. I was playing the beat one day and I seen Olivia dancing to the beat so I said what do you hear on this for a chorus? She told me to play it from the start and the she said the full hook and I was like wow that’s a hit! we ended up going to the studio that week and she knocked it out the park! This single is dropping May 4th and has a world-wide dance challenge that starts the same day. Miss Olivia is looking to be an actress so if her music talent get her that opportunity then so be it, she is just full of talent from singing to dancing and making Hip Hop hooks (If she ever wants to make a song I’m all for it but that will be on her I just support her 100% as a father should.

TPC: You’ve collaborated and have had guest spots on some of your music. Can we expect more in the future? Anyone you can name drop right now?

SC: Yes. Being CEO of Vigga ENT is very demanding and time consuming. Now that my album is out as well as the video game I can get back to being an artist doing collaborations with artist from all over the world, Ghana Africa being one. I don’t want to name drop as of yet but I will just say that I will be finishing the year up very strong.

TPC: Many young artist are always trying to break into the hip hop scene. What is the one piece of advice you can offer up to help guide someone?

SC: They have a huge advantage with the age of technology and social media. Do your research for yourself to educate yourself, the information for all you need to know is free via YouTube and Google. Trust in yourself and never let yourself down.

TPC: What can fans expect to see in the near and farther future from Sean Conn?

SC: Expect one of the biggest viral challenges ever, a film appearance, shows in the States and Overseas, more videos off my album and a sophomore LP that will be like night and day compared to my debut.

TPC: Where can fans follow your progress as you do your thing? Social media outlets……

SC: All outlets @seancon00 (That’s 2 zeros) FB, IG, Twitter, Youtube.

TPC: If fans would like to purchase your music and or listen to some tracks, where would they go?

SCwww.seanconn00.com

TPC: Are you making any live appearances, so fans can see you?

SC: I will be the MC at this event;
How to get started on cryptocurrency? Learn about new tech AND catch @seanconn00 our MC !
Host @TigerwonNYC MC @seanconn00 Date April 21, 2018.
358 west 44th street New York
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Also I will be performing with Miss Olivia for the very first time at the 1st annual youth Fest!
(The Voter Registration Civil Engagement Block Party) Wed, April 25, 2018 12pm to 6pm on 128th Street Between St. Nicholas & 8th ave
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dj-con-pop-up-demo-tickets-44743439833

Thank you Sean Conn 00.

Jay Katz
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