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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

 

From: InvestComics Hot Picks #385

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 8/19/15

 

You have one minute to spare? 60 seconds?….

Host Salvatore Antithesis with Co-Producer/Camera/Editor Brenton Noon bring an all new comic book review show like you’ve never seen before. It’s impossible to get bored or click it off because it’s only one minute long! “Sal’s Minute Of Mediocrity!” No wasted time, down time, maundering, just getting to the point. And Sal definitely knows how to do this. Watch the trailer below which last 7 seconds more than the actual show! Will Sal’s Minute Of Mediocrity! ever go over the one minute mark? Will it be by 4 seconds or 8 or less?? Will he hit the one minute spot dead on? Will the internet explode if he goes over the one minute? Will fanboys find something to complain about regarding this video and fun concept? (yes of course they will), All of these questions will be answered soon with surprises in store! So sit back, grab one junior mint, no time for a drink and watch the Exclusive 67 second new teaser trailer debuting in theaters before the new Star Wars The Force Awakens movie right here, right now! Chewie said this was happening, maybe we misunderstood. Hard to catch everything he says sometimes.

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Oxymoron #1 – As new comic book Wednesday rolls along, this comic will be sold out at Diamond soon enough.

Star Wars #8 – A new Star Wars comic this week. Buy it, read it and hold onto it. Each and every single Star Wars comic (until December and beyond actually) has the potential of a speculators dream. If one introduction in any of the Star Wars comics makes it to the big screen, you just paid for a few months of comics on your pull list.

Hip Hop Family Tree #1 from Fantagraphics is sold out.

Book of Death #2 – This event story line from Valiant Entertainment is all sorts of fabulous.

Archie #2 – Not as big a return as Star Wars, but the new Archie series will probably touch on a lot of introductions that will eventually appear in their movie release or television release. The relaunch of the Archie Comics line is an important one because it’s probably a direct link to anything regarding their media releases. An Archie movie or television production will be a big hit amongst the younger crowd. Not the kids, the Twillight/Harry Potter crowd. And that’s a loyal group following, which equates to popularity, which equates to money in your pocket.

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #385 (Click the link to read now!)

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Guardians Team Up #10 features the first appearance of The Drakillars.

Howard the Human #1

House of M #1

Secret Wars Secret Love #1

Weirdworld #3 – First appearance of Skull The Slayer is in Skull The Slayer #1 (1975)

 

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You have one minute to spare? 60 seconds?….

Host Salvatore Antithesis with Co-Producer/Camera/Editor Brenton Noon bring an all new comic book review show like you’ve never seen before. It’s impossible to get bored or click it off because it’s only one minute long! “Sal’s Minute Of Mediocrity!” No wasted time, down time, maundering, just getting to the point. And Sal definitely knows how to do this. Watch the trailer below which last 7 seconds more than the actual show! Will Sal’s Minute Of Mediocrity! ever go over the one minute mark? Will it be by 4 seconds or 8 or less?? Will he hit the one minute spot dead on? Will the internet explode if he goes over the one minute? Will fanboys find something to complain about regarding this video and fun concept? (yes of course they will), All of these questions will be answered soon with surprises in store! So sit back, grab one junior mint, no time for a drink and watch the Exclusive 67 second new teaser trailer debuting in theaters before the new Star Wars The Force Awakens movie right here, right now! Chewie said this was happening, maybe we misunderstood. Hard to catch everything he says sometimes.

Let’s hit some of the comics heading our way this Wednesday……

IDW brings an all new Turtle title to alluring fans. Check out the all ages Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures #1.

Guardians Team Up #10 features the first appearance of The Drakillars.

Howard the Human #1 makes us scratch our head. Not sure what to expect here, but the title sure isn’t very appealing. But it’s written by Scottie Young. Let’s see where this goes.

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House of M #1 will be a good read. Comes with lots and lots of variants. Why exactly? We must have missed the memo.

Marvel is really pushing that female readership envelope aren’t they? Almost every single new hero these days is a female one, previous male heroes are now women and now this Wednesday Secret Wars Secret Love #1 arrives. Nothing at all wrong with reaching an audience (making more money), just that a romance comic might be a bit too soon. Seems all forced here, as though they have to cater to an audience that is not within their demo. Don’t force the issue with reaching a target audience, let it happen on its own with product selling itself. If it does pop then great, if it doesn’t, well it doesn’t. It all seems a bit contrived sometimes.

A new foe (maybe) and a new artist (Stuart Immonen) on Star Wars #8 this Wednesday. A few variants available here. The sketch variant is sold out. Remember InvestComics’ word on all Star Wars books. Buy them.

Skull The Slayer makes an appearance in Weirdworld #3. He first appeared in Skull The Slayer #1 (1975). What a fantastic Bronze Age affordable book to own. Written by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Steve Gan and cover art by Gil Kane and Al Milgrom.

Archie #2 has a huge selection of variant covers to choose from this coming week. Did we miss another memo? Anyway, the regular Fiona Staples cover absolutely kicks major butt.

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ComixTribe will have a hit on their hands with Oxymoron #1. Suggest you try and find this or you’ll be looking for the second print soon instead of owning the first. Absolutely none of these comics on Ebay as of right now (the publishing of this article).

Hip Hop Family Tree #1 from Fantagraphics is sold out. Welcome Back #1 from Boom Studios is a definite read.

Valiant Entertainment continues their event this week with Book of Death #2. Lovely Pere Perez cover. This is must read stuff here folks.

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A potentially light week as far as the speculation side goes, plenty of great reading ahead. Although there is one speculation comic that will make up for the entire week this Wednesday…..

There will not be a bigger book this week. Batman #43 is where it’s at. Guarantee it. No way. Scott Synder and Greg Capullo introduce a new villain into Batman’s life this Wednesday, Mr. Bloom. We all know what happens when these two creative minds get together within these pages right? The villain is right there on the cover too. No cameo, little panel, a hand, no this dude is right there in plain sight. Although there are two other variants, the Mr. Bloom cover makes for an attractive collectors piece. He only graces the regular cover and not the others. A better resell with the character on the cover like that. Bottom line here, Mr. Bloom will be blooming in the aftermarket on Wednesday and thereafter. A seriously big book this week.

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Superman may have the same scenario brewing. DC says Superman faces a new threat lurking in the shadows in Action Comics #43. Let’s all read and find out who or what it is. And the same holds for Starfire #3. A new character appearance could be in here. The Darwyn Cooke variant is sold out too. Another sold out Darwyn Cooke variant comic this week; Justice League Gods and Monsters #1.

Comic fans get a first this week. Adam.3 #1 will be the first for creator Scott Kolins. A first in his very own creator owned character starring in a new series. Thanks to Dark Horse this is happening. Comic fans win! Be sure to check it out and support Scott. He’s a cool dude.

Independent publisher Action Lab Entertainment making some noise this Wednesday. Archon Battle of the Dragon #1 and F1rst Hero Fight For Your Life #1 are both sold out. Speaking of sold out, but not sold out….YET, From Titan Comics, Doctor Who Event 2015 Four Doctors #1. Doctor Who fans will be all over this.

There will be no shortage of number one comics to check on this week. Two very good stories await us from IDW; String Divers #1 and Boy-1 #1. From Image Comics Beauty #1 and Phonogram The Immaterial Girl #1. Beauty #1 will have a promo package sent to retailers. It will contain a pamphlet and a condom. Yes, you read that right. Click the red link or comic cover and see what those packages are selling for. Sheesh. Yankee #1 is not a baseball story, rather a unique story from Alternative ComicsGuardian Knight Comics‘ Gears And Bones #1Americatown #1 from Boom Studios, Dark Horse’s King Tiger #1, and rounding out the InvestComics Hot Picks week is DC’s DC Comics Bombshells #1.

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A couple of eye candy covers to mention, the Michael Del Mundo Planet Hulk #4 cover. Wow. And Secret Wars #5 Black Panther cover by Sophie Campbell is sweet.

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(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 12, 2015) — The multiverse faces collapse and worlds collide in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of May 2015 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was May’s top publisher with a 40.17% dollar share and a 41.11% unit share. DC Entertainment was the month’s number two publisher with a 25.43% dollar share and a 26.04% unit share. May’s number three publisher was Image Comics with a 8.89% dollar share and a 10.28% unit share. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 5.06% dollar share and a 3.82% unit share. BOOM! Studios placed fifth for the month with a 3.96% dollar share and a 7.16% unit share, and Dark Horse Comics was sixth with a 3.83% dollar share and a 3.43% unit share.

In May, Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, including Secret Wars #2 at #3, Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli’s Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1 at #5, and G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett’s A-Force #1 at #6. DC Comics had two titles in the top ten, led by Jeff King and Andy Kubert’s Convergence #5 at #9. Also in May’s top ten was BOOM! Studios’ John Omohundro and Eryk Donovan’s Bravest Warriors: Tales from the Holo John #1 at #2.

Batman faces new threats from the Riddler and Killer Croc in Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s original graphic novel, Batman: Earth One Volume 2 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling graphic novel of May. Marvel Comics had three titles among the top ten, including Night Nurse at #2 and Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s Civil War at #5. Image Comics had four titles, including Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch, and Stjepan Sejic’s Rat Queens Volume 2 at #3; Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s Southern Bastards Volume 2 at #4, and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga Volume 4 at #6.

Drawing on the in-game materials from the best-selling video games, Dark Horse Comics’ Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2 was May’s best-selling book. In total, Dark Horse had three titles among the top ten, including the perennial favorite Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia at #4 and The World of The Witcher at #5.

Kotobukiya’s Marvel Now: Deadpool ArtFX+ Statue was May’s best-selling toy product and one of the manufacturer’s two products in the top ten. DC Collectibles had seven products in the top ten, led by the DC Comics: The New 52: Harley Quinn Action Figure at #3.

The Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble Booster Brick from WizKids/NECA was May’s best-selling game product.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

 

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

40.17%

41.11%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

25.43%

26.04%

IMAGE COMICS

8.89%

10.28%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.06%

3.82%

BOOM! STUDIOS

3.96%

7.16%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.83%

3.43%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.22%

1.82%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

1.16%

0.27%

VIZ MEDIA

1.01%

0.33%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

0.85%

0.92%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.43%

4.81%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

 

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

71

35

0

106

DC ENTERTAINMENT

74

25

0

99

IMAGE COMICS

58

10

0

68

IDW PUBLISHING

42

21

0

63

DARK HORSE COMICS

33

17

0

50

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

28

6

0

34

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

26

2

0

28

EAGLEMOSS

0

0

27

27

VIZ MEDIA

0

19

0

19

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

11

2

0

13

OTHER NON-TOP 10

93

91

17

201

 

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

MAY 2015 VS. APRIL 2014

COMICS

-10.58%

-9.60%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-21.11%

-19.41%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-13.81%

-10.38%

MAY 2015 VS. MAY 2014

COMICS

19.94%

19.53%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-0.29%

9.90%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

13.49%

18.78%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014

COMICS

16.48%

16.90%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

3.41%

-1.13%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

12.31%

15.35%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SECRET WARS #1

$4.99

FEB150650-M MAR

2

BRAVEST WARRIORS: TALES OF HOLO JOHN #1

$4.99

MAR151109-M BOO

3

SECRET WARS #2

$4.99

MAR150618-M MAR

4

STAR WARS #5

$3.99

MAR150683-M MAR

5

DEADPOOL’S SECRET SECRET WARS #1

$4.99

MAR150644-M MAR

6

A-FORCE #1

$3.99

MAR150665-M MAR

7

OLD MAN LOGAN #1

$4.99

MAR150656-M MAR

8

DARTH VADER #5

$3.99

MAR150688-M MAR

9

CONVERGENCE #5 [*]

$3.99

MAR150155-M DC

10

CONVERGENCE #6 [*]

$3.99

MAR150159-M DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN: EARTH-ONE VOLUME 2 HC

$24.99

JAN150232 DC

2

NIGHT NURSE

$7.99

MAR150754 MAR

3

RAT QUEENS VOLUME 2: THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N’RYGOTH TP (MR)

$14.99

SEP140647 IMA

4

SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOLUME 2: GRIDIRON TP (MR)

$9.99

FEB150542 IMA

5

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

JAN072436 MAR

6

SAGA VOLUME 4 TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT140644 IMA

7

LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST GN

$19.99

MAR151495 VIZ

8

DEADPOOL VOLUME 8: ALL GOOD THINGS TP

$24.99

MAR150804 MAR

9

THE VALIANT TP

$9.99

MAR151614 VAL

10

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491 IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DRAGON AGE: THE WORLD OF THEDAS VOLUME 2 HC

$39.99

DEC140101 DAR

2

ATTACK ON TITAN: BEFORE THE FALL: KYKLO NOVEL

$14.95

MAR151665 RAN

3

ESSENTIAL EVANGELION CHRONICLE: SIDE A SC

$39.99

JAN151635 UDO

4

LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC

$34.99

SEP120055 DAR

5

THE WORLD OF THE WITCHER HC

$39.99

OCT140122 DAR

6

MARVEL: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON POP-UP BOOK HC

$14.99

MAR151735 HAC

7

THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: A HANDBOOK FOR GIRL GEEKS HC

$15.95

MAR151759 RAN

8

TH ECOMPLETE GUIDE TO SELF PUBLISHING COMICS SC

$24.99

MAR151750 RAN

9

WOMEN OF WONDER: CELEBRATING WOMEN CREATORS OF FANTASTIC ART

$24.95

MAR151727 PUB

10

BRAVEST WARRIORS: THINGS TO DOODLE & DO SC

$12.99

MAR151492 VIZ

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL NOW: DEADPOOL ARTFX+ STATUE SEP142328 KOT

2

THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER MAF EX FIGURE APR148224 MED

3

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: HARLEY QUINN ACTION FIGURE DEC140434 DC

4

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE SEP140356 DC

5

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT: HARLEY QUINN ACTION FIGURE SEP140357 DC

6

MARVEL: WOLVERINE DANGER ROOM SESSIONS STATUE AUG142465 KOT

7

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: MERA STATUE NOV140352 DC

8

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT: SCARECROW ACTION FIGURE SEP140358 DC

9

THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE OCT140413 DC

10

DC COMICS: SUPERMAN & BATMAN BOOKENDS NOV140347 DC

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE BOOSTER BRICK MAR152655 NEC

2

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: DRAGONS OF TARKIR BOOSTER PACKS JAN158366 WIZ

3

YU-GI-OH! HEROCLIX SERIES THREE SEP142619 NEC

4

HARLEY QUINN PUZZLE MAR152470 NMR

5

THE WALKING DEAD: PRISON BOARD GAME JUN142630 MEG

6

STAR WARS ARMADA: VICTORY CLASS STAR DESTROYER EXPANSION JAN152641 FAN

7

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: DRAGONS OF TARKIR FAT PACK JAN158368 WIZ

8

STAR WARS ARMADA: ASSAULT FRIGATE MARK II EXPANSION JAN152634 FAN

9

MINECRAFT: OFFICIAL MOJANG COMBAT HANDBOOK HC FEB142547 SCH

10

MINECRAFT: OFFICIAL MOJANG CONSTRUCTION HANDBOOK HC FEB142548 SCH

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Wonder Woman 77 Special #1 – New Wonder Woman comics are a popular item for some reason. Then the interest wains off. Very strange. Anyway, the Phil Jimenez variant here is sold out at Diamond.

Secret Wars #1 – This epic event to end all (literally) epic events begins this coming Wednesday. An abundance of variants accompany this release. The Mike McKone cover is sweet. Everyone has their favorites, but InvestComics’ favorite is the covers shown below. An Infinity & Beyond exclusive Greg Land cover. Click the comic image and enter to WIN them from Infinity & Beyond Comics in the UK! This cover is our favorite not only because of the contest, but for the symbolism the cover brings. It sums up what is about to take place within the story line. A beautiful homage cover to Frank Miller’s Daredevil #182. Click the comic cover to buy/bid on that comic right now.  

Dead Drop #1 – An interesting title from Valiant hits this week. Looks like a great read.

Inhuman Annual #1 – Buy anything Inhumans. See the InvestComics Hot Picks #370 for more details. 

Kanan The Last Padawan #2 – …And buy anything Marvel Star Wars. Also see InvestComics Hot Picks #370 for details.

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InvestComics Hot Picks this week include seven number one issues to look out for this week. But before we get to that, be sure to check out the new revamped InvestComics Media site with loads of new videos that are not appearing on the InvestComics website, but are appearing exclusively on Blip TV. Check out the InvestComics Blip TV station by clicking right HERE.

Don’t forget about the contest going on regarding the Villains United #1 signed by Gail Simone. It can be yours if you share the video link on Facebook and let us know that you’ve done so! You’ll immediately become eligible. Simple as that! Here I’ll make it even easier for you, click right HERE to get to the Gail Simone interview video and also check out the actual signed book you could win! Share and you could win! MORE contests upcoming….stay tuned.

Shaun Cobble of the Breaking the 4th Wall podcast which appears on the InvestComics website has started his own column on the IC website called Start Me Up! This awesome weekly article will feature picks from Kickstarter projects that are deemed necessary (by our standards) to have your attention. No project too big or too small for this column. Shaun Cobble does a tremendous job of bringing this article to life with detail and links so that the fan can contribute (or maybe not) to the Kickstarter project pick for that week. If you have a Kickstarter that you want featured or know of one that needs attention, email us at startmeup@trendingpopculture.com. Who knows, maybe YOUR project will be featured next!

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With a slightly heavy number one issue week, there are a few that call for one’s attention. If you sleep on them, they will sellout and you’ll be left pondering what if? Well maybe not that dramatic, but you will be saying something like ‘why didn’t I listen to InvestComics?!’ One comic that heeds your calling is called Movement (2013 DC) #1. Here’s the scoop on this comic. This book includes the government, revolt, greed, corruptness and super-humans. Yes it’s going to be a super ride indeed. The kicker here as to why it will be a story like no other is quite simple. Gail Simone is writing it. This alone is enough to not only make it an interesting read, but a probable sellout will occur. Get your copies early.

The second comic to look for this Wednesday has to be Ten Grand (2013 Image) #1. Much like the aforementioned, this comic has creative star power as well. Writer J. Michael Straczynski along with artist Ben Templesmith bring us a story of love and death, literally. This book will indeed sellout folks, do not miss it. If you procrastinate you will be waiting a few weeks for a second print to read while you pay a Marvel Super Special #32possible premium in the aftermarket for the first print. Don’t say InvestComics didn’t give you a heads up on this one.

There is an amazing thing happening this Wednesday according to Ape Entertainment. It actually took 44 years to happen. Sesame Street will be a comic book for the first time ever! Hard to fathom isn’t it? While to claim to be a “first” does hold water, it really isn’t the first time the gang has appeared in a comic book related atmosphere. Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Kermit, Miss Piggy, and a host of others first appeared in Marvel Comics’ Marvel Super Special #32 (1984). It was a magazine, not a comic, but printed by a comic company. So technically they appeared in a mag first, it was in fact reprinted in early 1985 in comic book form though. There is a fabulous reason why a collector should have this in their stash too. Ready? Legend Jim Starlin was the writer on this comic. Yes, THAT Jim Starlin. So does Ape Entertainment have a true claim here of a first? Well yes and no. It’s the first Sesame Street titled comic book ever, but the characters have appeared in the pages of Marvel already individually. Kudos to Ape Entertainment for getting the first Sesame title out though!

Black Bat (2013 Dynamite) #1 is based on the 1930’s hero. The story from back in the 1930’s says that Batman and Black Bat were so similar that lawsuits started flying, but quickly settled down, thus creating a happy world for both characters to co-exist. I wonder who came out ahead. Anyways, check out the new take on the Black Bat this week. Who knows maybe we’ll get a Tim Burton Black Bat movie one day.

Previously mentioned in a recent InvestComics Hot Picks, Mister X was a big deal back in the early 80’s. The number one issue called for a nice premium in the aftermarket. These days are a bit different though for Mister X in the back issue bins. However, with the efforts put forth in today’s climate of trying to get that next movie deal, one never knows when a new beginning may if ever hit it big again. So with that said, check out Mister X Eviction (2013 Dark Horse) #1 this week and make your own call on whether THIS is the time again for Mister X. His first appearance came from Vortex comics in Mister X #1 (1984).

Some other comics to be on your watch list this week are Suicide Risk (2013 Boom) #1, Victories (2013 Dark Horse) 2nd Series #1, Shadowman (2012 4th Series) #0, and Cyborg 009 Chapter 000 (2013 Archaia) #0. Note: Cyborg 009 first appeared in Cyborg 009 Vol. 1 (2003).

With the Iron Man 3 movie coming out next week, what better time than now to tell a NEW secret origin of Tony Stark with Iron Man (2012 5th Series) #9. A bit strange how Marvel works sometimes. Sticking to topic here, Thanos Rising (2013) #2 continues the awesomeness of Thanos’ origin. (Iron Man #55, buy it, still not too late! InvestComics had this comic as a buy in its very first issue of the InvestComics magazine more than 6 years ago and continued for years telling investors to buy this comic. Hope you listened.). Age of Ultron (2013 Marvel) #7 continues on the path of creating a new Marvel Universe, but the cover strikes similarities to Secret Wars #1 doesn’t it? Well so many covers do these days, but just sharing a thought about the cover. Scroll through the Hot Picks covers and see a side by side.

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InvestComics Hot Picks 5-30-12 Marvel Cosmic Picks Special

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Hard to believe that after this new comic book week that 2012 is almost half over already. And what a year it has been so far. Although some may say that December will be the last month of all time, we want to be positive here and believe we’ll see the next chapter within the Avengers movie saga…..

The next movie is going to be epic in so many ways it’s unreal. Simply because of one character and where Marvel will begin to turn its attention. The door has been opened with that smirk of evil after the credits. As said in previous InvestComics articles and Hot Picks for many years, the Marvel Cosmo’s will in fact be the next “Star Wars” of the “outer space” movies. The character Thanos will be the next Darth Vader. Loath him as we all will, but we’ll love him. Who will be Luke? Silver Surfer maybe? How about Captain Marvel? The heroes to choose from are absolutely countless.

The idea that Marvel will pursue their Cosmic Universe is pure speculation here. But why wouldn’t they now? The foundation has been set with one single look from one of the most evil, narcissistic, possessive villains within the Marvel Universe, but his mainstay is within the Cosmic side. Marvel began bringing their Cosmic Universe back to the forefront with a very well put together Annihilation storyline. The Marvel Cosmo’s are about to make another run here and we’re on top of it here at InvestComics.

This week we will cover many of the first appearances from within that vast universe that Marvel has put together. A lot has to be owed to Jim Starlin in regards to help shape this Universe. The Cosmo’s would NOT be the same without HIS creation of Thanos and storylines. It would look and feel vastly different if not for Jim Starlin. Do not kid yourself; Thanos is the center piece of this alternative Universe. If he wasn’t so important, or an integrate part of the grand scale of things, why is he in that last panel in the Avengers movie? If you have not seen Jim Starlin’s Video interview on InvestComics TV, you should really check it out. It so happens that in a case of irony if you will, Martin Pierro of his publishing company Cosmic Times  team’s up with me to conduct the Interview. Martin is also the creator of the successful West Palm Beach comic book show called PalmCon. Do yourself a favor and check that out if you’re down here in Florida. Look for Martin on Facebook too! So back to Jim Starlin here, be sure to check out the 3 part interview that we did with him from his home in upstate New York.  Part 1 is right HERE (in which he talks about the creation of the Thanos character), Part 2 is right HERE (In which he talks about the death of Jason Todd, Captain Marvel and his Dreadstar character), and Part 3 is right HERE (In which he talks about Breed III).

Below you will find an abundance of comic books featuring the first appearances of many Marvel Cosmic characters. These are not by any means all of them, it’s just a guideline list of some that may or may not ever appear in a Marvel Cosmic movie. Rocket Raccoon; although he has been covered before on InvestComics, Actually…… look for Marvel Preview #7 (1976) if you want Rocket’s first. Many of these comics are at a very affordable price’s right now. Get your hands on these at the next Comic show or your local comic shop. You’re sometimes better off getting these at the comic conventions due to the fact that many dealers will make deals with you on a lot that you buy. So with that, let’s check out some more first appearances in no particular order.

Iron Man #55 – The Mecca of everything  Cosmic. The First appearance of Thanos. This comic has been one of the most recommended comics on InvestComics for many years. If there was ever one comic to buy for your collection right now, this would be It.……Or would the next comic be?

Marvel Super-Heroes #12 – Featuring Captain Marvel! The first Captain Marvel. Yes folks, this too needs to be in your collection as of yesterday. If there was ever one comic to buy….no wait, said that already. Well you get the idea here. If Marvel plays their cards right here with the Cosmic movies, Captain Marvel would be the answer to DC’s Superman. Imagine if you will, with all the feeble attempts that DC has tried now with making the “right” Superman movie how Captain Marvel will outdo that character on the screen its first time out. That would be instant victory for the House of ideas (no not InvestComics, Marvel). The potential upticks here for Captain Marvel is simply astounding. Buy this.

Fantastic Four #48 – There needs to be a story told right? In general, in life….even if the stories exist in your own head, it’s still being narrated by ….you! So the question here is, who tells the story when we’re gazing into the galaxy that fills the movie screen? The Watcher of course! Check out his first appearance here. Oh yes, almost forgot. Buying this comic would be a three for one deal. Silver Surfer AND Galactus also make their debut here. So let’s recap here. Buying this comic will get you the narrator of our cosmic films, the possible headlining star and a character that will NOT be a purple cloud next time around? Buy this pronto.

The Infinity Gems – It’s very safe to assume that Thanos will be seeking the gems in the second Avengers film. Here are some of the comics that feature the first look at these gems that the madman craves. Power of Warlock #1, Marvel Team-Up #55 and Avengers Annual #7.  Seek those before Thanos finds them first, we don’t want that!

Incredible Hulk #234 – First appearance of Quasar. Hey one never knows if he’ll ever pop up someplace!

Strange Tales #138 – First appearance of Eternity.

The Eternal #2 – The Celestial first appear here.

Captain Marvel #27 – Jim Starlin revisits this character in one of his many creations later in a historic graphic novel called The Death of Captain Marvel. Death first appears here.

The Cosmic Cube – Another handy item Thanos would love to wrap his purple hands around. Get the first look at the Cosmic Cube in Tales of Suspense #79.

Secret Wars #1 – The Beyonder makes his debut here. If you do not own this limited series, well then you’re not really a comic collector.

Thor #132 – Here’s an obscure but fun first appearance. Ego the Living Planet! Created by Stan Lee and Jack “King” Kirby.

Quasar #24 – First appearance of Infinity.

Giant Sized Defenders #3 – First look at Korvac.

Fantastic Four #20 – First Molecule Man.

X-Man #15 – First appearance of Onslaught. This character sure reeked a lot of havoc over the years.

Fantastic Four #18 – First Super-Skrull.

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So there is a nice list to get you started. Who would you include on this list? Don’t be shy, let your voice be heard!

Okay so let’s take a look at a few comics heading your way this week shall we?

DC’s new 52 will introduce us to the new Mr. Freeze in Batman Annual #1. This villain originally appeared in Batman #121 back in 1959. DC also gives back to the kids again this week with two new “kid friendly” titles. Superman Family Adventures #1 and DC Nation #1. And the last of the number one issues to check out this week from DC is Ravagers #1.

Two independent number one issues to seek this week; Grim Leaper #1 from Image Comics and my very own Vincent Price House of Horrors #1! Yes the First work ever from the owner of InvestComics! Hopefully there will be no delays in this comic coming out, but if you buy the comic and would like it signed, send it to me and I’ll send it back signed for you! Contact me at jaykatz@trendingpopculture.com so that we can get that done!

That’s it for this week. Invest wisely.

Jay Katz