Top 5 Trending Comics #162

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides our fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day . This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) Trending Hot Picks article. This week’s Top 5 based on Trending Hot Picks #525.

New Comics arriving 5/2/18.

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DC Nation #0 – DC Comics gears up their fans for another semi makeover. It all starts here. DC claims to have sold one million of these comics.
Deathstroke #31 – DING DING! Deathstroke VS Batman part two. What is there not to love about this?
Cyber Spectre #1 – Delayed one week, so this comic will sell out this week instead.
Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 – Gail Simone writes this epic team-up book. Could you imagine a foe going against these two at the same time? Wonder no more. Art by Walter Geovani.
Alien Toilet Monsters #1 – This comic trended throughout social media, it will again because of wide release. Creators; Carol Zara and Eric Barnett.

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Here are the rest of the trending comics from this weeks Trending Comics #525
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Action Comics Special #1
Harley Quinn Loves Joker #1
Cyborg #22 
Captain America #701
Avengers #1
Hunt For Wolverine Lost #1
Spider-Man #240
Venomized #5
You Are Deadpool #1
Death Or Glory #1
Coda #1
Daygloayhole #1

Carpe Diem.
Jay Katz

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Best Covers – New Comics 5-2-18

New comic book release day 5/2/18. 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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Robson Rocha

Gerardo Sandoval

Nat Jones

Javier Pina

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Leinil Frances Yu

Julian Totino Tedesco

Jorge Jimenez

John Romita Jr.

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Clay Mann

Ron Lim

Amanda Conner

Will Conrad

Jerome Opena

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Kaare Andrews

Michael Cho

Shane Davis

David Nakayama

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Jay Katz
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Trending Comics #525

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NEW comics set to release 5-2-18

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Action Comics Special #1

Cyborg #22

Deathstroke #31

Harley Loves Joker #1

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DC Comics is at it again. Changing things up and all. Marvel did their bi-yearly cleaning a little bit ago, so now it’s DC’s turn. One thing the big two are not afraid of is change. Superman, to wear red underwear or not to wear red underwear, this is one of the burning questions in all of comic book fandom. The red underwear chronicles, this is the name of an epic event coming up in the new Superman title. Important stuff here! Jim Lee lays the claim down that the red underwear were to always come back after he designed them to not appear on the new costume. Okay Jim. Now the return was met with the answer; “It’s a temporary return”. Everyone does realize we are talking about red underwear, right? Is this topic that important in the grand scheme of things relating to the actual character development here in the future? The answer is quite simple, no. But, this said, there is a reason regular civilian automobiles do not look like mini-tanks or eat up tons of fuel anymore, there is a reason why logo’s for billion dollar corporations change things up, a reason for phones not flipping open anymore. The natural progression of evolution and aesthetic look. It’s ‘normal’ to want to move along and bring things up to date a little bit. Comic fans need to chill a bit when it comes to change. Could you imagine if Superman still actually appeared the way he did in Action Comics #1 today? It wouldn’t sell any copies. Maybe a few, but you understand the meaning here. And so with that long diatribe regarding ‘unimportant’ red underwear, DC Nation #0 is said to have sold (best Dr. Evil impression) one million copies. This according to DC Comics themselves. A million copies. That’s a whole lotta comic books. Granted at a quarter each, local comic shops probably ordered heavy, thus creating that million sales mark. A FREE edition, a 25 cents edition and some variant editions of DC Nation #0 will be available. DC cashing in on that FREE comic thing. Hey, it’s business. DC Nation #0 features all new stories that will CHANGE THE DC UNIVERSE as we know it! Yes, that’s sarcasm, but of course we’ll all check this comic out because we need to. Curiosity/interest will always win out.
Superman will also appear in Action Comics Special #1 this week. No red underwear though. Sorry underwear fans. This comic was originally slated for a 2017 holiday release but is just as jolly now. Dan Jurgens and Will Conrad lead the way.
Original Harley Quinn co-creator, Paul Dini returns to his beloved character for a two-part series; Harley Quinn Loves Joker #1. This mini will wrap up his back-up stories that were appearing in the regular Harley series. Art by Bert Blevins.
The battle of the century (not really, but still bad as*) continues in Deathstroke #31. Deathstroke VS. Batman part two.
Cyborg #22 features the first appearance of Mekkan-X.

Avengers #1

DC Nation #0

Weapon Lost #1

Venomized #5

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A look into the future of Captain America in Captain America #701. The year is 2314. That’s way, way into the future. We’re talking grandson of Steve Rogers, grandson? But 300 years from now? Okay. Anyway, this comic features contributions from various all-star creators with Mark Waid and Leonardo Romero front and center. The Deadpool variant is sold out.
Avengers begins anew again. The seventh time for those keeping score at home. Avengers #1 from writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuiness. ‘Back to basics’ with this Avengers title. As though it seems.
More Wolverine returns stories. This week; Hunt For Wolverine Lost #1. Charles Soule and Matteo Buffagni.
An anti-climatic ending to Brian Michael Bendis’ Spider-Man run. He ends his seven year run with no extra variants and no fanfare. Maybe it’s because he went to the ‘evil empire’. These comic companies are funny aren’t they? Their ‘feelings’ are always the guidance to their not caring about sales or their fans. Hence X-Men, Fantastic Four and other things I cannot think of off the top of my head. So now this ‘quiet’ send off to a seven year writer that created a new Spider-Man (Miles Morales). Oh well. Spider-Man #240 will be Mr. Bendis’ last Spidey issue. Looking forward to what Brian brings to the table at DC. Good luck at the new digs!
Has anyone seen the new Venom trailer? Personally, not a fan of the visual of Venom. Very 90’s. Maybe they’ll clean it up a bit? Just an opinion here. Venom wraps up his series this Wednesday; Venomized #5.
And have you seen the latest Deadpool trailer? Now that looks like a trip and a half. Looking forward to this. Check out You Are Deadpool #1 from writer Al Ewing and artist Salva Espin. Not exactly sure how this comic will work out, but something about ‘fans’ deciding on what happens within the pages of the book. Sounds very Deadpool’ish and we’re in.

Captain America #701

Red Sonja/Tarzan #1

Spider-Man #240

You Are Deadpool #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.
Writer Gail Simone will do her thing; Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) with artist Walter Geovani. Several of the variants are sold out already. Look for this comic to trend and sell out completely.
Due to release last week, Scout Comics gets their soon to be sold out comic Cyber Spectre #1 going. Writer Richard Emms and artist Ale Garza.
Alien Toilet Monsters #1 is finally set for wide release. Creators Carol Zara and Eric Burnett. This comic was/is trending heavy within the social media circuits. Look for the same in wide release.
Writer Rick Remender and artist Bengal bring Death Or Glory #1 to the shelf this week. Super talents will equal a super book.
Coda #1 from Boom Studios delivered by writer Simon Spurrier and artist Matias Bergara. This sci-fi opus is sure to trend once word gets out.
Daygloayhole #1 (Silver Sprocket); Ben Passmore.

ATM #1

Coda #1

Cyber Spectre #1

Death & Glory #1

Daygloayhole #1

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Jay Katz
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New Comics This Week #525 – Videos

A weekly video look at some of the covers from the weekly Trending Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 5/2/18. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> Trending Hot Picks #525.

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NEW Comic Book Day #442

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An ALL NEW weekly InvestComics Hot Picks video series. SemperFi Comic Guy will go over the weekly Hot Picks article via a video presentation. 

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Top 5 Hot Picks #80

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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 (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #442 and new comics coming this Wednesday 9/21/16.

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Seven To Eternity #1 – Creative team, Rick Remender (writer) and Jerome Opena/Matt Hollingsworth (artist) lead the way with this new sci-fi/magic book.

Britannia #1 – Valiant Entertainments new limited series has writer Peter Milligan and pencils by Juan Jose Ryp. We’ll read this one and so should you.

Deadpool v Gambit #5 – Another silly mash-up character debuts from Marvel. This time it’s Deadfist. Don’t we all love the silly mash-ups??

Trinity #1 – The fab 3 get together for the first time in a long while. Check out the debut issue written and drawn by Francis Manapul.

Batman #7 This issue begins a Batman crossover; Night Of The Monster Men.

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #442. Click the link to read now!

IC 100 Club Pick: Silk #1 (2015) 9.8.

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Click to Buy/Bid – DC Comics Presents #26

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Click to Buy/Bid – Daredevil #179

Cyborg #1

Raven #1

DC Comics Presents #26 (1980)

Thor #11

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9

Daredevil #179

Revolutions

Revolutions #1

Rom Revolution #1

Rom #3

Steam Wars Chronicles #1

Dark Souls Legends Of The Flame #1

Sidney Hammer vs Wicked Wolf

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POP DC Heroes 140 – Golden Age Batman
Marvel Minimates Series 68 – Giant Sized X-Men
FW Gundam Converge – Box of 10 Figures
Star Wars Rey – 12 inch Figure

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Hot Picks Video #442 – The Covers

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InvestComics Hot Picks #442

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InvestComics gives readers and speculators the low down on the new releases each week.
New comic book release day 9/21/16.

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NOTE. Please understand that when InvestComics releases the Hot Picks article on Friday that many of the independent comics may not be available on Ebay yet. Most of the time, some of the more obscure titles make their way onto Ebay later on in the week or right on/at/before new comic book day on Wednesday. Be sure to check back and click the links or cover(s) to see if the books you want have been listed on Ebay. They usually show up, so be sure to check back!

Before reading ahead, we feel we need to warn you that our articles contain very harsh truths in them. Not vulgar language, just a good solid dose of honesty. They always have, they always will. If you are easily offended, cannot come to terms that other people have opinions too beside yourself and especially if you’re a fanboy, discontinue reading. Go back to the other places selling you the farm. This is NOT the place for you. We’re here to have fun and not lie to you. Thank you and enjoy!

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

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IC 100 Club Pick: Silk #1 (2015) 9.8. Okay so you’re all wondering, Silk?! Really?? There are a few reason why we would grab this for $99. First off, it’s a crispy 9.8 grade. We all like that magic number don’t we? Second, It has FOUR signatures on it. Skottie Young, Stacey Lee, Robbie Thompson and Ian Herring. That in itself is worth the $99!! Lastly, we here at InvestComics love the character Silk and have said from day one that this character will be used in a big way someday. Might not be tomorrow, next week, next month, or anytime soon, but she will be a force one day. This $99 comic will tenfold with any positive news regarding Silk. Even if no news (for now), this is an amazing amazing buy for only $99!!! Buy it before WE do! 

DC’s “Big 3” (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) get back together for a new series. Trinity #1 will be a road trip comic for the trio. In search of their maker, leads them through Gotham, Metropolis and elsewhere. Fans get the awesome Francis Manapul writing and penciling here. Should be a good book to check out.
Teen Titan member Cyborg debuts his new series this week. Cyborg #1 written by John Semper Jr. and art by Will Conrad.
Another Teen Titan member will get their own book this week; Raven. Raven #1 will be written by legend Marv Wolman. Marv also helped give birth to Raven and Cyborg (and New Teen Titans) into the comic book world in 1980’s DC Comics Presents #26 (George Perez art/Jim Starlin cover). InvestComics featured this comic in one of our first InvestComics magazine’s back in 2003/2004. Boy oh boy was it a lot cheaper back then. Even now, It’s still a fantastic book to own.  
A new Batman crossover story arc begins in Batman #7, ‘Night Of The Monster Men‘.

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Cyborg #1

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Prostate awareness month continues at Marvel with a Mighty Thor #11 cover from Pasqual Ferry.
The debut of Deadfist in Deadpool v Gambit #5. We’re guessing an Iron-Fist/Deadpool mash-up here? Sounds silly, probably is silly, but we just report on these things.
Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9 pays homage to Frank Miller’s cover from 1981’s Daredevil #179.

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Image Comics’ Seven To Eternity #1 will turn some heads. New sci-fi/magic book from creators Rick Remender (writer) and Jerome Opena/Matt Hollingsworth (artist). This fantastic line-up will attract fans for sure. Non fans will get wind of this comic and flock to it as well.
IDW debuts their major crossover storyline; Revolutions. Check out several of their comics this week with the ‘Revolution’ header and follow along. Revolutions #1 will be written by fan favorite Cullen Bunn. Rom gets caught up in the crossover with a Rob Liefeld variant of all things. Yes that’s correct, Rom Revolution #1 has a Rob Liefeld variant! And it’s awesome too. While we’re talking about Rom and ‘Revolution’, Rom #3 (a Revolution crossover) will have a simple, but compelling variant from JK Woodward.
A new Valiant Entertainment limited series coming out this week is must read material. Britannia #1; written by Peter Milligan and art by Juan Jose Ryp.

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Antarctic Press’ Steam Wars series had a successful run. Thanks to great storytelling and art from Joe Wight. Now a trade covering two series of Steam Wars. Steam Wars Chronicles #1.
Dark Souls Legends Of The Flame #1 (Titan Comics). Sidney Hammer vs Wicked Wolf (Amigo Comics).

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Click to Buy/Bid – Dark Souls #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – Steam Wars CHR #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – Sid and Wolf #1

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POP DC Heroes 140 – Golden Age Batman
Marvel Minimates Series 68 – Giant Sized X-Men
FW Gundam Converge – Box of 10 Figures
Star Wars Rey – 12 inch Figure

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Hot Picks Top 5 #45

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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 (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article.

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Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #407 and new comics coming this Wednesday 1/20/16. Click the link to read the article now.

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A quick reminder before moving on to this week’s Top 5 article.
On January 20th we will announce the winner of the signed/sketched blank cover The Chair from Peter Simeti. An absolutely beautiful piece of art here. Click HERE to get the details on how to enter.
Also we have the Walking Dead #150 giveaway ending in next week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #408. The giveaway includes FIVE Walking Dead signed comics from series artist Charlie Adlard. INCLUDED in the 5 is a sketch blank (also signed). Check out this giveaway right HERE. Enter today for both of these awesome giveaways.

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Avenging Spider-Man #9 (2012) – The first appearance of Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel). This comic has cooled down since the announcement a long long time ago and far far away that Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) will be making her debut on the big screen. Buy low…..

Captain Marvel #1 (2012) – The first Carol as Captain Marvel. Even though she’s right there on the cover of Avenging Spidey!

Ms. Marvel #1 (1977) – First Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel.

Deadpool #6 – The first appearance of Deadpool 2099. 

New Avengers #5 – The first appearance of Iron Mariner, King Hulk, Marvel Woman, Collapsar, and Captain America as the NEW New Avengers. 

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Tales to Astonish #59 (1964)

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IC 100 Club Pick – Tales To Astonish #59 (1964) – Click to Buy now

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Ms. Marvel #1 – First Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel – Click to Buy/Bid

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Symmetry #1

Captain Marvel #1

Silver Surfer #1

Batman #48

Devolution #1

Pathfinder Hollow Mountain #3

Sunflower #1, #2, Sunflower #3

American Monster #1

Super Zero #2

Herocorp Knights #1

Plus Ultra #1

Deep Space Tragedy #2

Man Plus One #1

Cyberines #1

 

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Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 1/20/16

 

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IC 100 Club Pick – Tales To Astonish #59 (1964) – Click to Buy now

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Check out the new InvestComics Checklist featuring Harley Quinn. Right HERE. Came out today!

This week’s IC 100 Club Pick is Tales to Astonish #59 (1964). It’s a 5.0 graded copy and it’s a beauty. This issue represents the first time the Incredible Hulk gets his name in the title of the book. Written by Stan Lee, cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky. Art by Dick Ayers and Paul Reinman. All this for $100. Great price, great book.

A quick reminder before moving on to this week’s article. On January 20th we will announce the winner of the signed/sketched blank cover The Chair from Peter Simeti (pictured). An absolutely beautiful piece of art here. Click HERE to get the details on how to enter. 
Also we have the Walking Dead #150 giveaway ending in next week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #408. The giveaway includes FIVE Walking Dead signed comics from series artist Charlie Adlard. INCLUDED in the 5 is a sketch blank (also signed). Check out this giveaway right HERE. Enter today for both of these awesome giveaways.

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The Chair – Signed/Sketch by Peter Simeti – Click to read how to enter to Win!

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The Walking Dead #150 – Charlie Adlard Sketch/Signed – Click to read how to enter to Win!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted McKeever, a main staple within the comic industry has been around since 1987. A tremendous talent with many books under his belt as well as industry stories apparently. This Wednesday fans get treated to a self created/character title called Pencil Head #1 from Image Comics. The comic is a semi-biography based on the comic book industry from Ted’s view. Some awesome stories to read in here we’re sure! InvestComics has been around for 10+ years and boy do we have some stories to tell too. Maybe someday……someday.
Symmetry #1 (Image Comics) received a nice welcome, now the hard part. Keeping the fanbase around after Symmetry #2. Check out the second issue this week. We have faith you’ll be looking for issue #3.

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Avenging Spider-Man #9 (2012) – Click to Buy/Bid

Captain Marvel #1

Captain Marvel #1 – Click to Buy/Bid

Ms. Marvel #1 (1977) – Click to Buy/Bid

Deadpool #6 – Click to Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who knows if Marvel will ever really get to that Captain Marvel movie in 2018. With a flop or two, the comic book movie landscape will change dramatically. You do know this will eventually happen right? It’s inevitable, there will be failure to some degree someday. If Disney hits a bad spot and then another bad spot, the game will change in a big way. Even after the first bump in the road, Disney will pump the breaks big time. Do not be naive to the fact that comic book movies will be around forever. Don’t get us wrong here either, comic book movies will be around for a while, for years to come, but to what capacity is the question.
IF Marvel (Disney) ever makes it far enough to get Carol Danvers going, it’ll be the first major female comic character to ever have a huge budget behind them to succeed. Don’t bring up Catwoman or Supergirl or Elektra, you know what we are saying. What Marvel is doing as far as their continuing and connecting movies is cinematic history. Never been done before. A Captain Marvel movie will be made to succeed (obviously). Succeed big while grabbing the young girls and teenage girls as new Marvel’ette’s. Disney knows what they are doing, they really really hope to get to 2018 with no bumps in the road. There is an untapped comic book audience that they will market. They’ll kill. Like they always do.
Now that we have your attention, let’s get back to Carol Danvers comic books. Carol Danvers first appearance was in Ms. Marvel #1 (1977) as Ms. Marvel. Her first appearance as Captain Marvel was in Captain Marvel #1 (2012). Then you have the first Carol Danvers in Avenging Spider-Man #9 (2012) as Carol Danvers, but she’s on the cover as Captain Marvel? It’s a bit confusing the way some of these grading companies do things, but we just follow along like everyone else. Anyway, these comics should find a home in your collection sooner rather than later. If we get to 2018 with no issues and Disney is full steam ahead, these comics will be sitting in a different place monetarily. Major upside potential here. Major.
Oh yes almost forgot, there’s Captain Marvel #1 coming out this Wednesday. Check that out too.

We really wish the Deadpool movie would come out already. Every week fans have to endure another onslaught of Deadpool variants or the character appearing on random covers. We get it Marvel, we really do. Stop already. So with that said, Deadpool #6 will introduce fans to Deadpool 2099. And a big surprise here, ready for it…? Ready?…..the new character is a female. You’re surprised right?! Right?! No you’re not. Neither are we!
And as long as we’re on topic with the female character, how about checking out the New Avengers #5 this week? The introduction of a “new” Avengers team will make their first appearance. By “new”, we mean new characters; Iron Mariner, King Hulk, Marvel Woman, Collapsar, and Captain America. By the looks of it, Captain America, Iron Mariner, and Marvel Woman (obviously) are all female. Interesting no? We dig it. They look awesome.

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Adventure Comics #247 (1958) – Click to Buy/Bid

Pathfinder Hollow Mountain 3

Pathfinder Hollow Mountain #3 – Click to Buy/Bid

Batman 48

Batman #48 – Click to Buy/Bid

Superzero 2

Superzero #2 – Click to Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a very annoying unnecessary number one issue coming out on Wednesday. Silver Surfer #1. Written by Dan Slott and art by Mike Allred. What’s so irritating about this one may ask. The same writer and artist that started Silver Surfer #1 from 2014 went 15 issues and ended their run last month(?) and will be starting anew with a number one issue. Why not just continue with issue #16 THIS month? It makes no sense really. None. The only obvious reason would be to sell more comics by slapping the number ONE on the cover. It’s ridiculous really. We’re quite sure Dan and Mike will provide tremendous entertainment, but this starting from a new number one stuff is flat out silly. Yep, we said it.

Mr. Bloom seems to be causing all kinds of problems for Batman in Batman #48. Not too sure if this story is in fact leading to the final Synder/Capullo Batman book (number 50). Probably so, but an end of an era is coming for the best creative team on Batman in years.

Dynamite Entertainment makes the Hot Picks article this week with Devolution #1. Rick Remender writes and a Jae Lee cover. That’s enough in itself to check this out.
Pathfinder Hollow Mountain #3 paying homage to the iconic cover from 1958’s Adventure Comics #247 by Stan Kaye, Ira Schapp, and Curt Swan. This comic is the first appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
451 Media Group continues to sell out every week. Sunflower #1 and #2 sold out, look for Sunflower #3 (with lots of sunflowers on the cover) to possibly continue the trend.

Plus Ultra 1

Plus Ultra #1 – Click to Buy/Bid

Herocorp Knights 1

Herocorp Knights #1 – Click to Buy/Bid

Symmetry 2

Symmetry #2 – Click to Buy/Bid

Pencil Head 1

Pencil Head #1 – Click to Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer Brian Azzarello, along with artist Juan Doe begin their new creator owned series under the After-Shock Comics umbrella. Check out American Monster #1.
Also from After-Shock Comics; Super Zero #2. Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti’s new creation. Artist Rafael de Latorre is making a quick name for himself, a new comer to the comic industry. His first work was the previous issue in this series.

Here are some other independent comics to check out this week;
Overground Comics sells out two of their titles; Herocorp Knights #1 and Plus Ultra #1.
Deep Space Tragedy #2 (Cosmic Times), Man Plus One #1 (Titan Comics), Cyberines #1 (Red Anvil)

American Monster 1

American Monster #1 – Click to Buy/Bid

Silver Surfer 1

Silver Surfer #1 – Click to Buy/Bid

Devolution 1

Devolution #1 – Click to Buy/Bid

Deep Space Tragedy 2

Deep Space Tragedy #2 – Click to Buy/Bid

Man Plus 1

Man Plus 1 #1 – Click to Buy/Bid

Sunflower 3

Sunflower #3 – Click to Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 30 2014

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 30 2014

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Terry has possibly the best track record on Earth for picking the next hot comic books that go up in value.
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
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 the week 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)

AVATAR PRESS
George R.R. Martin’s In The House Of The Worm #1 (Ivan Rodriguez Regular Cover), $3.99 – 412 copies
George R.R. Martin’s In The House Of The Worm #1 (Ivan Rodriguez Wraparound Cover), $3.99 – 174 copies
George R.R. Martin’s In The House Of The Worm #1 (Michael Dipascale Painted Cover), $3.99 – 161 copies

COMIXTRIBE
And Then Emily Was Gone #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Iain Laurie), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
And Then Emily Was Gone #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Riley Rossmo), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT
Hugh Howey’s Wool #1 (Cover A Darwyn Cooke), $3.99 – 127 copies (covers combined)
Hugh Howey’s Wool #1 (Cover B Jimmy Broxton), $3.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Baltimore The Witch Of Harju #1 (Of 3), $3.50 – 959 copies
Deep Gravity #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 1,053 copies

DC COMICS
Bodies #1 (Of 8)(Fiona Stephenson Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,636 copies
DC Comics Presents Batman Adventures #1, $7.99 – 3,190 copies
Harley Quinn #1 (Amanda Conner 5th Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 9,506 copies
Vertigo Quarterly Magenta #1, $7.99 – 2,783 copies

IMAGE COMICS
C.O.W.L. #3, $3.50 – 13 copies
Chew Warrior Chicken Poyo #1, $3.50 – 27 copies
Low #1, $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Outcast By Kirkman And Azaceta #2, $2.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
100th Anniversary Special Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 (David Lopez Regular Cover), $3.99 – 459 copies
Figment #2 (Of 5)(John Tyler Christoper 2nd Printing Variant Cover, $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Iron Man Special #1 (Gary Choo Regular Cover), $4.99 – 550 copies
Legendary Star-Lord #1 (Steve McNiven 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Rocket Raccoon #1 (Skottie Young 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

REBELLION
Brass Sun #3 (Of 6), $3.99 – 11 copies

RED ANVIL
Owlgirls #1, $3.99 – SOLD OUT

TITAN PUBLISHING
Sally Of The Wasteland #1 (Of 5)(Tazio Bettin Regular Cover), $3.99 – 238 copies

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Armor Hunters Harbinger #1 (Of 3)(Lewis Larosa Regular Cover), $3.99 – 190 copies

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover A Richard Ortiz), $2.99 – 42 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover B Steven Cummings), $2.99 – 92 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover C Wes Huffor), $2.99 – 54 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover D Drew Edward Johnson), $2.99 – 84 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover A J. Scott Campbell), $3.99 – 416 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover B David Finch), $3.99 – 456 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover C Sean Chen), $3.99 – 391 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover D Marat Mychaels), $3.99 – 286 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover E Anthony Spay), $3.99 – 226 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Harvey Tolibao), $2.99 – 217 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Drew Edward Johnson), $2.99 – 62 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Michael Dooney), $2.99 – 70 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover D Emilio Laiso), $2.99 – 74 copies

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!

Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com

Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

Diamond Announces Top Products For May 2014

Diamond Announces Top Products For May 2014

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 13, 2014) — The murder of the Watcher drew Earth’s heroes to the Moon’s surface and prompted an investigation to find the perpetrator in Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato, Jr.’s Original Sin #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of May 2014 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics had four titles place among the month’s top ten best-selling comics. DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten, led by Batman #31 at #4. Also in the top ten was Image Comics with The Walking Dead #127 at #8.

Marvel Comics was May’s top publisher with a 34.38% dollar market share and a 36.46% unit market share. DC Entertainment was second with a 30.04% dollar share and 33.52% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 8.86% dollar share, followed by IDW Publishing at 6.38% and Dark Horse Comics at 5.96%. Sales overall slipped in May, a four-week month, when compared to April with its five shipping weeks.

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are revisiting Batman’s origins in the “Zero Year” storyline, and the collected edition of the first story arc — Batman Volume 4: Zero Year: Secret City — from DC Entertainment was May’s best-selling graphic novel and one of the publisher’s four in the top ten. Also notable, Image Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Rick Remender Matteo Scalera’s Black Science Volume 1: How to Fall Forever at #3. Additionally, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy In Hell Volume 1: Descent from Dark Horse Comics ranked #7.

Released to coincide with the new Transformers: Age of Extinction film, Running Press’ Transformers: Light-Up Optimus Prime Bust & Book Set was May’s best-selling book. Dark Horse Comics’ Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia continued its run as a best-seller as the month’s #2 best-selling book.

DC Collectibles launched a new action figure line in May with the DC Comics Designer Series 1: Greg Capullo Figures, and the Batman figure from the line was the month’s best-selling toy product. All four figures from the line were among the top ten, and DC Collectibles had five of the month’s top ten products.

NECA/WizKids newest expansion for the Marvel HeroClix game, the Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool Booster Brick, was May’s best-selling games product. April’s top selling product, USAopoly’s Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition, dropped to #5 in May.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

34.38%

36.46%

DC COMICS

30.04%

33.52%

IMAGE COMICS

8.86%

9.96%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.38%

4.18%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.96%

5.50%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.30%

2.29%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.97%

1.84%

AVATAR PRESS

1.03%

0.88%

RANDOM HOUSE

0.88%

0.23%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

0.81%

0.84%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.39%

4.31%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC COMICS

87

30

0

117

MARVEL COMICS

74

38

0

112

IDW PUBLISHING

45

21

0

66

IMAGE COMICS

54

11

0

65

DARK HORSE COMICS

36

23

0

59

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

35

1

0

36

BOOM! STUDIOS

20

7

0

27

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

13

2

0

15

RANDOM HOUSE

0

14

0

14

AVATAR PRESS

8

1

0

9

OTHER

55

98

18

171

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

MAY 2014 VS. APRIL 2014

COMICS

-10.72%

-7.35%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-10.24%

-19.32%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-10.57%

-8.41%

MAY 2014 VS. MAY 2013

COMICS

-2.01%

-6.00%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-9.47%

-15.27%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-4.52%

-6.79%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013

COMICS

-1.13%

-6.72%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

1.96%

4.54%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-0.16%

-5.85%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ORIGINAL SIN #1

$4.99

MAR140615-M MAR

2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2

$3.99

MAR140641-M MAR

3

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1

$3.99

MAR140638-M MAR

4

BATMAN #31

$3.99

MAR140212-M DC

5

FOREVER EVIL #7

$4.99

JAN140237-M DC

6

ORIGINAL SIN #2

$3.99

MAR140627-M MAR

7

JUSTICE LEAGUE #30

$3.99

FEB140149-M DC

8

The WALKING DEAD #127 (MR)

$2.99

MAR140520 IMA

9

NEW 52 FUTURES END #1 [*]

$2.99

MAR140164-M DC

10

BATMAN ETERNAL #5 [*]

$2.99

MAR140208 DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN VOLUME 4: ZERO YEAR: SECRET CITY HC (N52)

$24.99

JAN140342 DC

2

BATMAN VOLUME 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP (N52)

$16.99

FEB140248 DC

3

BLACK SCIENCE VOL. 1: HOW TO FALL FOREVER TP (MR)

$9.99

MAR140535 IMA

4

X-MEN: NO MORE HUMANS HC

$24.99

JAN140780 MAR

5

BLACK CANARY AND ZATANNA: BLOODSPELL HC

$22.99

JAN140326 DC

6

MANIFEST DESTINY VOLUME 1 TP

$9.99

MAR140546 IMA

7

HELLBOY IN HELL VOLUME 1: DESCENT TP

$17.99

JAN140125 DAR

8

SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)

$14.99

JAN140556 IMA

9

MANHATTAN PROJECTS VOL. 4: FOUR DISCIPLINES TP

$14.99

FEB140529 IMA

10

GODZILLA: AWAKENING HC

$19.99

FEB140325 DC

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

TRANSFORMERS: LIGHT-UP OPTIMUS PRIME BUST & BOOK

$12.95

FEB141599 RUN

2

LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC

$34.99

SEP120055 DAR

3

GODZILLA: LIGHT & SOUND MINIATURE BOOK KIT

$12.95

JAN141512 RUN

4

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 84 SC

$14.95

MAR141577 SAN

5

DOCTOR WHO: WHEN’S THE DOCTOR SC

$7.99

DEC131415 PEN

6

DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 74 SC

$14.95

FEB141624 SAN

7

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS HC

$14.95

MAY131497 RAN

8

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST PROSE NOVEL HC

$24.99

FEB140834 MAR

9

AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES 1965-1969 HC

$41.95

DEC131299 TWO

10

ART OF NEIL GAIMAN: A VISUAL BIOGRAPHY HC

$39.99

MAR141568 HAR

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1 BY CAPULLO: BATMAN FIGURE NOV130284 DC

2

DC COMICS: NEW 52 JUSTICE LEAGUE 7-PACK BOX SET NOV138235 DC

3

MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGURE MAR101468 DST

4

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1 BY CAPULLO: TALON FIGURE NOV130285 DC

5

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1 BY CAPULLO: RIDDLER FIGURE NOV130287 DC

6

DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI: BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE JUL138153 SQU

7

DC COMICS: NIGHTWING “NEW 52” ARTFX+ STATUE NOV132034 KOT

8

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1 BY CAPULLO: NIGHTWING FIGURE NOV130286 DC

9

X-FORCE: PSYLOCKE FINE ART STATUE OCT132007 KOT

10

ROBOCOP “1987 VERSION” PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE NOV132163 SQU

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL HEROCLIX: DEADPOOL BOOSTER BRICK FEB142557 NEC

2

MARVEL HEROCLIX: X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST BOOSTERS FEB142560 NEC

3

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: JOURNEY INTO NYX BOOSTERS MAR142420 WIZ

4

MARVEL HEROCLIX: X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: SENTINEL PACK FEB142561 NEC

5

MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128266 USA

6

DC HEROCLIX: WAR OF LIGHT: SINESTRO CORPS WAR SCENARIO PACK MAR142427 NEC

7

RISK: DOCTOR WHO COLLECTOR’S EDITION MAR142418 USA

8

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: JOURNEY INTO NYX FAT PACK MAR142422 WIZ

9

ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS: FOR THE GLORY BOOSTERS FEB148253 CRY

10

MARVEL HEROCLIX: DEADPOOL: THUNDERBOLTS FAST FORCES PACK FEB142559 NEC

 

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. The account base includes brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, Internet merchants, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

Please note that comics marked with an asterisk have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

The count of new titles shipped includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

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Invaders first appearance: Avengers #71 (1969)

There is a glaring Marvel comic (obvious) coming this Wednesday that will be on your radar, but it won’t amount to much in the long run. Let’s explain…….

This week Marvel will give collectors the awesomeness of All New Invaders (2013) #1. Awesomeness is given in the form of six covers including the regular cover on this one. The awesomeness also comes in the form of a $60 incentive variant from John Cassaday. Get this signed and graded (as always, get a 9.8 or higher!), and you’ll have a nice aftermarket party for yourself. With all of the good comes some bad news. Well not bad news, but news and common sense that brings us to a conclusion that the All New Invaders #1 will be a short lived aftermarket party. Besides the numerous restarts that ended early and the constant playing of a bridesmaid everywhere,  all one has to look at is the cover(s) and understand the reasoning behind the “bad” speculation here. The cover(s) reveal the team of Captain America, Winter Solder, Namor, and the original Human Torch. With most of the cinema entries driving the Marvel and DC Comic characters these days, it’s quite easy to see why the Invaders will probably never see the light of day on the big screen. Cap and Solider are already in a film together; probably a onetime deal but Bucky will probably see his own movie years down the line one day. The Human Torch, well he’s tied up with FOX Pictures and they aren’t letting him go to Marvel Studios anytime soon, and last but not least is Namor. Here’s the great thing about Namor, InvestComics called the entire Marvel Cosmic movie deal about 10 years ago and that came to fruition. Marvel is all in with phase III, which includes Dr. Strange, Ant-Man and will probably include Black Panther among others not announced just yet. Want some good news? Back to Namor……Disney has gone by land, space, and is even hitting the mystical world (which Disney loves too!).  Disney also loves…. you guessed it, water! Yes we are a ways a way from seeing a “water phase” from Marvel, but it will probably happen. Imagine the epic filmography/storytelling Marvel Studios can put together here regarding an all water film. You heard it here first (again). I’ve given you a good head start here. Get your Marvel water world in order; you will thank me much later on.

As long as we’re on semi-Avengers talk here, be sure to check out Avengers (2012 5th Series) #25 this week. It’s the intro of the All-New Avengers team and a character bites the dust too.

Marvel’s last entry in this week’s Hot Picks is Empire of the Dead Act One (2013) #1. Another, yes another zombie related comic book. This comic will be brought to you by legendary zombie extraordinary George A. Romero.  Will this equate to aftermarket happiness for the speculator? The numbers say so. Sold out across the board.

Said it before, I’ll say it again. Be wary of the zombie genre.  It is bound to collapse eventually. When it does, I surely hope you are rid of most of your zombie books before it happens because they will be a hard resell.

One of the top speculative comics, if not THE book to pick up this week is Deadly Class (2013) #1. Writer Rick Remender doing the honors here and it looks like a fantastic story ahead as well. Words like assassin, murder, Japan, killing, body count, and dangerous teenagers accompany the Image Comics solicit. It’s sold out; best get your hands on this one.

Here’s a quick list of sold out variants and almost sold out regular cover comics coming at you this Wednesday. Archies Funhouse Double Digest (2013) #1, X-Files Conspiracy Ghostbusters (2014) #1, Bad Ass (2014 Dynamite) #1, Wonderland Asylum (2014) #1, TMNT Utrom Empire (2014) #1, Hacktivist (2014) #1, Scribblenauts Unmasked Crisis Of Imagination (2013) #1, Jack Hammer (2014) #1, Unwritten Apocalypse (2013 Volume 2) #1, and Judge Dredd Mega City Two (2013) #1.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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All-New Marvel NOW!

All-New Marvel NOW!

All-New_Invaders_1_CoverNew York. NY—September 9, 2013— The most popular characters. The most acclaimed creators. The most ambitious stories. This is the recharged All-New Marvel NOW!

This Winter, the Marvel Universe heads in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators like Brian Michael Bendis, Rick Remender, Dan Slott, Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen & more, join the top Super Heroes– Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and other Marvel heroes– to deliver the best comics on the market with all-new ongoing series, AND must-read .NOW entry #1 issues for all readers!

It all starts in December with Avengers #24.NOW(=Avengers #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!), from the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman (Infinity, Avengers) and Esad Ribic (Thor: God Of Thunder, Uncanny X-Force), leading the Marvel Universe in a bold new direction by launching new series—often more than one—every week with unique mission statements, epic scales, and bigger conflicts than ever before.

All-New Marvel NOW! ushers in 2014 with bold new launches featuring the greatest characters, the greatest creators, and exciting storylines that provide clean entry-points to all ongoing series,” explained Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “With new voices joining our creative chorus, and new heroes stepping into the spotlight, the Marvel Universe is about to expand in every way possible.”

Avengers_24.NOW_CoverIn Avengers #24.NOW(=Avengers #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!), the Avengers must reassemble like never before after the devastating events of Infinity. As a rogue planet hurtles towards Earth, only the mightier-than-ever Avengers can prevent the annihilation of two worlds! Prepare for a sense-shattering tale that sets the stage for 2014’s boldest Avengers epics!

Then in January, All-New Marvel NOW! heads to the battlefront with All-New Invaders #1!From Eisner Award-Winning writer James Robinson (Starman, Earth 2) and red-hot artist Steve Pugh (Animal Man) comes a bold reimagining of your favorite Marvel Heroes. Brothers-in-arms Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Namor, and the Original Human Torch re-band for an all-new, all-different kind of war! But when the Kree Empire discovers a way to weaponize Norse Gods, can these timeless allies survive the deadly cosmic trenches? Find out as Marvel’s most enduring icons take to the stars in All-New Invaders #1!

But the start of the new year only gets bolder, as All New Marvel NOW! asks, “Are You Inhuman?” with Inhuman #1! Superstar creators Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Invincible Iron Man) and Joe Maduiera (Avenging Spider-Man, Savage Wolverine) thrust the Inhumans into the spotlight as the newest power players in the entire Marvel Universe! Unfolding out of the cataclysmic events of Infinity, new Inhumans spring up around the globe forcing the once-secret society of Inhumans out into civilization! With Avengers-level powers and abilities, will they chose to stand with Earth’s Mightiest…or against them? As the chaos consumes the globe, discover the fate of King Black Bolt and his royal family as the world becomes Inhuman!
Inhuman_1_CoverEvery FIRST ISSUE bearing the All New Marvel NOW! branding includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on theMarvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. But that’s not all! Select. NOW! titles will also come with a digital code for the entire firstcollection of that series ABSOLUTELY FREE!

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

For more onAll-New Marvel NOW!, please visit www.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #AllNewMarvelNOW.

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Marvel NOW! Announces UNCANNY AVENGERS LAUNCH PARTIES!

Marvel NOW! Announces UNCANNY AVENGERS LAUNCH PARTIES!

 

Marvel’s making sure all comic book stores worldwide are prepared for the biggest launch of the year with theUncanny Avengers Launch Parties on Wednesday, October 10th – all day long! In addition to being the first in line to purchaseUncanny Avengers #1, fans will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these parties!

 

To ensure these parties are the biggest sales success of 2012, each retailer opting into this event will receive a freeUncanny Avengers Party Kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials. In order to receive this party kit, every retailer just needs to opt in though Diamond.

 

“There is no better time than NOW! to get excited for the kick-off title of our new initiative,” said David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice-President of Sales. “We’ve taken everything we’ve learned up to this point and are making sure all of our valued retail partners have what they need to get their fans buzzing for this event. Whether it’s advertising, promotional material, multi-tiered ordering incentives or limited edition variant covers, Marvel is committed to making sure that Uncanny Avengers #1 is their highest selling title of the year for comic ships worldwide.”

 

All retailers who opt into the parties will receive the following as part of theUncanny Avengers Party Kit:

  • Uncanny AvengersPostcards
  • Uncanny Avengers Customizable Flyer
  • Uncanny Avengers Customizable Press Release
  • Uncanny Avengers Backlist Sales
  • Uncanny Avengers Mini Posters
  • Uncanny Avengers Promo Items
  • Uncanny Avengers #1 Personalized Variant
  • Uncanny Avengers Party Lithographs
  • Mass media promotion around the launch ofUncanny Avengers and the associated parties
  • Promotion of parties to Marvel fan base via Marvel.com, Twitter and Facebook
  • An additional discount on in stock trade paperbacks
  • FreeUncanny Avengers Party Tickets
  • FreeUncanny Avengers Pins
  • FreeUncanny Avengers in-store signage and shelf-talkers

 

And that’s not all! Retailers who opt in forUncanny Avengers Launch Parties will also be eligible to order a Uncanny Avengers #1 Deadpool Call Me Maybe Variant! From red-hot artist Mark Brooks, Deadpool is looking to fill a spot on Rick Remender and John Cassaday’s superstar lineup of heroes….but they don’t seem to be answering his calls. This one of a kind variant will have fans flocking to their stores to grab this must have cover!

 

Retailers, please check the Marvel Mailer or Diamond Daily for regular updates about theUncanny Avengers Launch Parties.

 

Each issue of Uncanny Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy on theMarvel Comics app for iOS and Android devicesand in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue ofUncanny Avengers features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

 

An all-new direction! All-new threats! This isUncanny Avengers NOW!

 

This November, Rick Remender & John Cassaday redefine what it means to be Earth’s Mightiest inUncanny Avengers #1!

For more on Marvel NOW!, please visitnow.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW.

 

UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 (AUG120550)

UNCANNY AVENGERS LAUNCH PARTY OPT IN (JUL128110)

Written by RICK REMENDER

Art & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

FOC – 9/3/12, ON-SALE – 10/10/12

 

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Captain America #1! The Future of CAPTAIN AMERICA Is Marvel NOW!

Superstars Rick Remender & John Romita Jr. Take The Reins Of the First Avenger! 

New York. NY—August 10, 2012— This November, the Sentinel of Liberty begins a new war against one of his deadliest enemies in a world unlike any other in Captain America #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of writer Rick Remender and artist John Romita Jr.! As part of Marvel NOW!, Captain America joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike! 

Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails era of Captain America is NOW! With no country and no allies, what’s left for Steve Rogers to protect? The Saga of Dimension Z begins here! 

“Indiana Jones high adventure meets Lee & Kirby-flavored science fiction, as Captain America embarks on the adventure of two lifetimes,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “To survive a gauntlet of challenges so outlandish that only Rick and John could have concocted them, Cap will have to re-examine who he is and what he stands for, and confront an unexamined period in the life of a young man named Steve Rogers.” 

Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Captain America, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of Steve Rogers. 

“This won’t be Cap getting orders and going off to serve S.H.I.E.L.D., this is going to be Steve dealing with threats he sees and at first he’s a bit reactionary,” explained Remender in an interview with Marvel.com. “He’ll be dealing with the day-to-day and doing his normal thing and when our story opens the inciting incident will change his life so dramatically that in ten issues he’ll be an entirely different person.” 

Each issue of Captain America includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of Captain America features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost. 

“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.” 

An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new justice! This is Captain America NOW! 

This November, Rick Remender and John Romita Jr. redefine what it means to be a hero in Captain America #1

For more on Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

Written by RICK REMENDER

Art & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

ON SALE THIS NOVEMBER! 

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

 

MARVEL NOW “You got X-Men in my Avengers!”

The Future of Comics is Marvel NOW!

Top Comic Book Series ReEvolve With All New #1 Issues Beginning October 2012

 

New York. NY—July 6, 2012— The most popular characters. The most acclaimed creators. The most ambitious stories. This isMarvel NOW!.

 

This Fall, the Marvel Universe heads in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes– Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more– to deliver all-new ongoing series, each beginning with issue #1!Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation.

 

It kicks off  in October’sUncanny Avengers #1, from the superstar dream team of Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force,Venom) and John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Captain America) and continues with jaw-dropping newMarvel NOW! series nearly every week through February.

 

“There’s never been a better time to check out comics thanMarvel NOW!” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “This isn’t a reboot or a reimagining—Marvel NOW! is all about looking forward, building on our rich history of great stories and delivering new ideas.”

 

InUncanny Avengers #1, the Avengers and X-Men must join forces to overcome the greatest challenge either team has ever faced, one so devastating that neither can afford to do it alone! Can Captain America’s newly assembled team find a way to peacefully co-exist while also dealing with the game-changing repercussions of Avengers VS X-Men?

 

Then in November,Marvel NOW! expands to all corners of the universe with launches includingAll-New X-Men #1 by Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers VS. X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and Stuart Immonen (Avengers VS. X-Men #1 Infinite, Fear Itself);Avengers #1 by Jonathan Hickman (Avengers VS X-Men, Fantastic Four) and Jerome Opena (Uncanny X-Force), on-sale in December; andNew Avengers #1, by Hickman and Steve Epting (FF, Captain America), on-sale in January 2013.

 

“We brought fans the biggest comic book event imaginable inAvengers VS. X-Men and now we’re taking the Marvel Universe to an exciting new place, beginning withUncanny Avengers #1,” said Tom Brevoort, SVP, Executive Editor, Marvel Entertainment. “If you’re a long-time fan, all the stories you’ve read will give you even more enjoyment of what’s happening now—we’re not abandoning our past. But if you’re a new reader, this is where you’re going to learn just why Marvel comics are unlike anything else you’ve ever read. And no character is left unaffected byMarvel NOW!.”

Every comic book bearing the Marvel NOW! branding includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on theMarvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue #1 of Marvel NOW! series features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

 

“This is the natural next step of theMarvel ReEvolution, as we evolve every facet of Marvel publishing,” explained Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer, Marvel Entertainment. “You’ve seen us craft new digital storytelling formats likeMarvel Infinite Comics and bring added value to our comics with Marvel AR. Now our print comics leap into the future with a cinematic new look for our covers, exciting new designs for our biggest characters and stories that will send you on the kind of journey you can only get at Marvel.”

 

This October, “Join The ReEvolution” asMarvel NOW! kicks off with Uncanny Avengers #1, ushering in a new era for comics and the perfect jumping on point for new readers. The biggest creators bring you the biggest characters in the biggest stories…and it’s happening NOW!

 

To commemorate the historic release ofUncanny Avengers #1 on Wednesday, October 10th, participating retailers can host special advance release parties the night before! That’s right, you can experience the biggest new series launch of the year on Tuesday, October 9th at select retailers, who’ll also have limited edition giveaways exclusive to these events.

 

For more onMarvel NOW!, please visit www.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelNOW.

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.comor call 1-888-comicbook.

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