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She-Hulk is rumored all the time to hit the small screen. Here is a checklist that covers many first appearances and other cool books from the first appearance of the She-Hulk in 1980 to 1996.
Will we cover her appearances and some key books from 1996 and on? Of course we will (maybe), we just want you to enjoy these key books first. Too much of a good thing is never good!

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She-Hulk Checklist

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #2

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #6

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Savage She-Hulk #1 (1980) – The first appearance/origin of Jennifer Walters; She-Hulk. Art from John Buscema and Charles Stone. Written by Stan Lee. Cover by John Buscema.

The Savage She-Hulk #2 (1980) – First appearances of Buck Bukowski, Lou Monkton, Dr. Daniel Ridge Sr., Zapper Ridge, Nick Trask, Jill Ridge, and William Morris Walters.

The Savage She-Hulk #6 (1980) – She-Hulk first teams with Iron Man. A Bob (Mr. Iron Man) Layton cover too. First appearance of Ralphie Hutchins. Lots more on Ralphie in a bit.

The Savage She-Hulk #9 (1980) – First appearance of Ultima.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #11

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #16

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #17

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Savage She-Hulk #11 (1980) – This is a fantastic Michael Golden cover.

The Savage She-Hulk #16 (1981) – The first appearance of Microwave. Also the last. It gets better next issue….

The Savage She-Hulk #17 (1981) – First appearance of Man-Elephant. Yep. At least this character has about five appearances in their 35 year history. Disney needs to use this dude.

The Savage She-Hulk #18 (1981) – How about one more ridiculous first appearance of a fourth rate character? Grappler. Looks like he may have also appeared in five comics in 35 years.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #19

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Click to Buy/Bid – Marvel TeamUp #107

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #21

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #22

The Savage She-Hulk #19 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins clones himself. He creates many first appearances as he tries to kill She-Hulk as different villains. This issue, he first appears as Brute.

Marvel Team-Up #107 (1981) – Jennifer steps outside of her solo series for the first time to join the rest of the Marvel Universe. Here she teams with Spider-Man. Art and cover by the late great Herb Trimpe.

The Savage She-Hulk #21 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as the Seeker.

The Savage She-Hulk #22 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as Radius.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #23

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #24

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #25

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The Savage She-Hulk #23 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as Torque.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15 (1981) – She-Hulk appears with a slew of others from the Marvel Universe. Bob Layton pencils.

The Savage She-Hulk #24 (1982) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as Kyr.

The Savage She-Hulk #25 (1982) – The last issue of The Savage She-Hulk. The aftermarket likes this comic. See you again Jen!

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Click to Buy/Bid – Marvel 2 in 1 #88

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Click to Buy/Bid – Avengers #221

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Click to Buy/Bid – Incredible Hulk #278

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Click to Buy/Bid – AMZ SPM Annl #16

Marvel Two-In-One #88 (1982) – She-Hulk teams with the Thing. Art by Alan Kupperberg.

Avengers #221 (1982) – Not only is this the first time She-Hulk appears in an Avengers comic, but it’s also the first time she joins the team.

The Incredible Hulk #278 (1982) – The first time She-Hulk appears in a Hulk book. Although she appears with her team, the Avengers.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 (1982) – John Romita Jr. art. She-Hulk appearance.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #254

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Click to Buy/Bid – Avengers #233

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Click to Buy/Bid – Thing #5

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Click to Buy/Bid – Thor #334

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantastic Four #254 (1983) – As with most comic book characters, there is always one creator that defines the character to the point that the majority of collectors will associate that particular character with “them”. Batman/Miller, Spider-Man/McFarlane, Green Lantern/Adams, Nick Fury/Steranko…..you get the idea. We’re not putting She-Hulk on the scale of those characters, but the creator is the one we’re talking about here. This comic is the first time John Byrne writes and draws She-Hulk in a comic book. Byrne/She-Hulk.

Avengers #233 (1983) – John Byrne fill in issue. It also happens to be part of his Fantastic Four #254 story. John writes and John draws. He doesn’t do the next issue and he didn’t do the previous issue. What John wants, John gets.

Thor #334 (1983) – Jennifer first appears in a Thor comic, with her Avengers team of course. Three issues later though, The Thor character will never be the same. Going from a B-lister to an A-lister, but that’s another story for another day.

The Thing #5 (1983) – John Byrne writes. She-Hulk appears in several issues of the Thing, starting here. Appearing in a solo role.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Cap #288

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #265

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Click to Buy/Bid – Doc Strange #67

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Click to Buy/Bid – Avengers Annl #13

Captain America #288 (1983) – First time She-Hulk appears in a Cap title. Art by Mike Zeck.

Fantastic Four #265 (1984) – Jennifer joins the Fantastic Four team. John Byrne writes, pencils, inks, and does the cover art. Byrne in complete control here.

Doctor Strange #67 (1984) – First time in a Doctor Strange book. As an Avenger.

Avengers Annual #13 (1984) – Here’s a beauty to own. She-Hulk drawn by legend Steve Ditko. Ditko pencils, Byrne inks and a Byrne/Ditko cover.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #275

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Click to Buy/Bid – Thor #353

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Click to Buy/Bid – SH MRV GN #18

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Fantastic Four #275 (1985) – First solo cover since her own series. Amazing Byrne cover too.

Thor #353 (1985) – Legend Walt Simonson started his epic run 16 issues ago. Forever changing the Thor character. Okay not about Thor here, but about the legend Walt Simonson writing, drawing, inking She-Hulk in this book.

Marvel Graphic Novel #18 (1985) – John Byrne gets an entire book to draw and write on the She-Hulk. Not just any book, a Marvel graphic novel. That’s 72 oversized pages of awesome John Byrne She-Hulk.

Longshot #4 (1985) – She-Hulk appearance. Art from Art Adams. She makes the Adams cover too.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #286

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #291

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #293

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Click to Buy/Bid – Thing #36

Fantastic Four #286 (1986) – John Byrne writes with Chris Claremont. John draws with Butch Guice.

Fantastic Four #291 (1986) – This cover pays homage to Action Comics #1. She-Hulk takes the place of Superman and holds the car above her head. This John Byrne cover is on point.

Fantastic Four #293 (1986) – Jerry Ordway provides this great cover of the She-Hulk.

Thing #36 (1986) – She-Hulk vs Ms. Marvel. No not THAT Ms. Marvel, the “new” Ms. Marvel (Sharon Ventura) that appeared a few issues prior in Thing #27. Sharon last appeared in a comic book in 2007, but this checklist isn’t about Sharon.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #296

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Click to Buy/Bid – Comet Man #4

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Click to Buy/Bid – Marvel Fanfare #37

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Click to Buy/Bid – Alpha Flight #61

Fantastic Four #296 (1986) – Jim Shooter and Stan Lee write this comic. Barry Windsor-Smith cover.

Comet Man #4 (1987) – This odd comic features Kelley Jones art and a Bill Sienkiewicz She-Hulk cover.

Marvel Fanfare #37 (1988) – Norm Breyfogle She-Hulk art. What’s not to love here? Norm also does the She-Hulk back cover.

Alpha Flight #61 (1988) – Jim Lee She-Hulk art. What’s not to love here?

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Click to Buy/Bid – Dr STRG SS #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – She-Hulk Cermony

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Click to Buy/Bid – Marvel Age #70

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Click to Buy/Bid – Damage Control #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme #1 (1988) – Jen makes an appearance with the Avengers.

Sensational She-Hulk Ceremony (1989) – A two part She-Hulk story. Written by the late great creator Dwayne McDuffie and art by June Brigman.

Marvel Age #70 (1989) – A John Byrne She-Hulk cover.

Damage Control #1 (1989) – Another great comic from the late Dwayne McDuffie. This dude brought it every time he wrote a comic. She-Hulk appearance with the Avengers.

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Click to Buy/Bid – MCP #18

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #1

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #2

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Click to Buy/Bid – Marvel Age #76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvel Comics Presents #18 (1989) – She-Hulk story written and drawn by John Byrne.

Sensational She-Hulk #1 (1989) – Origin retold. John Byrne start the second series. Writer/artist here. Awesome Byrne cover here as well. Actually, from here on out every single John Byrne She-Hulk cover in this series is stellar. The number one cover here still remains as one of the most iconic She-Hulk covers of all time. This series acted as the modern day Deadpool series does today. Breaking the fourth wall and complete zany-ness. John Byrne’s run here was simply a work of art in every sense of the word. If a television show ever hits, this comic (series) might be the place to go as far as speculation is concerned. We feel that the TV series (total speculation here) would be based more from here and not the first series. Again, we’re speculating and could be completely incorrect. No one knows. Invest wisely! 

Sensational She-Hulk #2 (1989) – First appearance of Weezi Mason.

Marvel Age #76 (1989) – As a growing trend for quite a while, Marvel or John Byrne loved putting Jennifer in a bathing suit on his covers.

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #3

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #4

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #7

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #10

 

 

 

Sensational She-Hulk #3 (1989) – Spider-Man appearance by John Byrne. Byrne puts Spidey right on his cover too.

Sensational She-Hulk #4 (1989) – First appearance of Lexington Loopner.

Sensational She-Hulk #7 (1989) – First appearance of Big Enilwen.

Sensational She-Hulk #10 (1989) – First appearance of Pseudo-Man.

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Click to Buy/Bid – AMZ SPM Annl #23

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Click to Buy/Bid – AVGS WC Annl #4

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #11

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23 (1989) – Rob Liefeld pencils She-Hulk.

Avengers West Coast Annual #4 (1989) – Amanda Conner pencils Jen.

Sensational She-Hulk #11 (1990) – Bryan Hitch first pencils on the She-Hulk. He’ll go on to do mant other issues throughout.

Sensational She-Hulk #13 (1990) – First Dale Keown cover. First appearance of Wildmoon.

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #14

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #15

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #18

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #19

Sensational She-Hulk #14 (1990) – First appearances of The Critic and Professor Brent Wilcox. A rare color corrective cover exist. 

Sensational She-Hulk #15 (1990) – Dale Keown begins a mini-run of covers.

Sensational She-Hulk #18 (1990) – First Dr. Bob Doom and Max Louden.

Sensational She-Hulk #19 (1990) – The first appearances of Nosferata and Jack Serious (Joker). This is the first of a two-parter spoofing DC’s Batman. Another awesome Keown cover as well. We love this book.

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #20

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #21

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #22

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #23

Sensational She-Hulk #20 (1990) – First appearances of Big Al G’houl, Commissioner Gruber, Three-Face, Slimeface, Professor Hugo Oddt, and Dogwoman.

Sensational She-Hulk #21 (1990) – First appearance of Abominatrix, Captain Rectitude, and Wanda Louise Mason.

Sensational She-Hulk #22 (1990) – Blonde Phantom makes an appearance.

Sensational She-Hulk #23 (1991) – Wanda Louise Mason first appears as Phantom Blonde.

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Click to Buy/Bid – MRV ILL #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – X-Men #272

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #29

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #31

Marvel Illustrated #1 (1991) – She-Hulk makes the solo cover of the first Marvel swimsuit issue.

Uncanny X-Men #272 (1991) – Jim Lee art. She-Hulk appearance.

Sensational She-Hulk #29 (1991) – Venom appearance. A classic She-Hulk cover by Tom Morgan.

Sensational She-Hulk #31 (1991) – John Byrne returns to the series. Writes/art/inks. Cover art as well.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Iron Man #273

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #34

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #35

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iron Man #273 (1991) – John Byrne writes an Iron Man story with a She-Hulk appearance.

Sensational She-Hulk #34 (1991) – Fantastic John Byrne cover. Demi Moore homage cover.

Sensational She-Hulk #35 (1992) – First appearance of The Living Eraser.

Sensational She-Hulk #37 (1992) – Punisher, Wolverine and Spider-Man appear on the COVER (John Byrne) only. A hysterical cover.

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #39

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #40

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #41

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Sensational She-Hulk #39 (1992) – And another awesome cover from Byrne.

Sensational She-Hulk #40 (1992) – The first appearance of Marvel Editor at the time Renee Witterstaetter as herself. Renee has done a ton of writing and coloring on top of her editorial work. She’s often seen at Michael Golden’s booth at your local convention. The cover here….wow. Why was John Byrne so into sexually exploiting the She-Hulk on so many covers?? They must have sold well to the fanboys. This issue is the most expensive aftermarket comic in the entire Sensational She-Hulk. More than the corrective color issue a few issues back.  A scarce book here drives up the price and one of the last sexual innuendo covers in this run. John Byrne officially runs into the “political correctness police”. Pushed the envelope too far according to Marvel standards we guess.  

Sensational She-Hulk #41 (1992) – The first time creator John Byrne appears (as himself) in the She-Hulk series.

Marc Spector: Moon Knight #41 (1992) – The first time Jennifer appears in a Moon Knight comic.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Quasar #38

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #50

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #52

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #54

Quasar #38 (1992) – It’s not so much that She-Hulk appears in this Quasar series for the first time. Really who cares? For now maybe. But this comic was drawn by none other than Greg Capullo.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #60

Sensational She-Hulk #50 (1993) – The 50th anniversary issue. 48 pager. John Byrne loads the book up with guest appearances from a number of Marvel characters. This issue would be the last Byrne issue as Jennifer looks for a new creative team to take over her comic series. John Byrne appears in this issue and says that this comic should die (be canceled) due to the fact he’s not on it anymore.

Sensational She-Hulk #52 (1993) – This issue features an Adam Hughes cover!

Sensational She-Hulk #54 (1993) – The first official appearance of Jennifer’s momma into the Marvel universe; Elaine Ann Banner Walters.

Sensational She-Hulk #60 (1994) – The series ends here. It was a good ride. 60 issues. 14 years later. Penciler and Cover artist Pat Olliffe pays homage to John Byrne’s number one issue cover. Fantastic job here from Pat. Sorry to see you go Jennifer!  

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Female Comic Characters – Checklist 1

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With the influx of female characters making their way into the comic book medium these days, with lots of thanks to Disney (Marvel) making it so that the female character shows more of a “character side” as they have never before, we wanted to make sure to recognize some of the keys players. We completely understand that female characters have been around since the inception of comic books (no need for a history lesson, stop typing that email or Facebook post), but there is a movement happening in the past few years to the likes we have never really seen in case you haven’t realized it. Disney put a female lead in its new Star Wars movie, now the next Star Wars movie (Rouge One) will ALSO be a female lead. They know what they’re doing and their comics are following the same guidelines. So as is everyone else in the comic book industry. Much like what always happens with InvestComics and everyone following us or emulating. We’re flattered though. Like Disney.

Listed below are some new comics, some old comics and characters WE like. This will be the first installment of more Female character checklist to come. Of course we will in FACT not have some of your favorites here, but all in due time. Relax. Just breathe. Deep breaths. No emails, no Facebook post, Tweets, Instagram notes. Breathe……breathe.

Female Comic Characters – Checklist

Daredevil #111

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Daredevil #254

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Daredevil #111 (2008) – The first appearance of Lady Bullseye. Ed Brubaker writes, and an awesome Marco Djurdjevic cover.

Daredevil #254 (1988) – An InvestComics favorite throughout the years. Typhoid Mary’s first appearance. John Romita Jr art and cover, Ann Nocenti writes.

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2 (2015) – Gwenpool’s first ever appearance (cover only WITH name “Gwenpool”)
Howard The Duck #1 (2016) – Gwenpool appears on the cover and “inside” the comic. Some say this particular comic is her first appearance. We disagree.

Iron Man #10

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Amazing Spider-Man #1

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Amazing Spider-Man #4

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Captain Marvel #14

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Iron Man #10 (2009) – First appearance of Rescue (Pepper Potts). Writer Matt Fraction, art and cover by Salvador Larroca. Didn’t use the name “Rescue” until Iron Man #14.

Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2014) – First Cindy Moon, A.K.A. Silk. Dan Slott writes. Humberto Ramos pencils.
Amazing Spider-Man #4 (2014) – First appearance of Silk. Dan Slott writes. Humberto Ramos pencils.

Captain Marvel #14 (2013) – First of Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1

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Star Wars #5

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Star Wars #6

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Darth Vader #3

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 (2016) – First Moon Girl.

Star Wars #5 & Star Wars #6 (2015) – Cameo and first appearance of Sana Solo.

Darth Vader #3 (2015) – First Doctor Aphra.

Justice League #40

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Harley Quinn #16

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Edge Of Spider-Verse #2

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Marvel Spotlight #32

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Justice League #40 (2015) – Writer Geoff Johns scribes the first appearance of Darkseid’s Daughter; Grail.

Harley Quinn #16 (2015) – The Gang of Harley’s first appear here.

Edge Of Spider-Verse #2 (2014) – First Spider-Gwen.

Marvel Spotlight #32 (1977) – Spider-Woman’s first appearance. Jessica Drew is still around today in the Marvel Universe. Almost 40 years now. Not bad.

Invincible Iron Man #7

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Thor God Of Thunder #25

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Aquaman #50

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Invincible Iron Man #7 (2016) – First appearance of Tomoe.

Thor God Of Thunder #25 (2014) – Cameo of the first female Thor (Jane Foster).
Thor #1 (2014) – First Full appearance of female Thor (Jane Foster).

Aquaman #50 (2016) – First appearance of Aquawoman.

The Savage She-Hulk #1

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Deadpool Merc With A Mouth #7

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Marvel Team-Up #95

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The Savage She-Hulk #1 (1980) – The very first appearance of She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters).

Deadpool Merc With A Mouth #7 (2010) – First appearance of Lady Deadpool.

Marvel Team-Up #95 (1980) – First Mockingbird appearance. Frank Miller cover.

X-Force #4

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New Mutants #98

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Batman Adventures #12

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X-Force #4 (1991) – Here’s the second appearance of Domino. Why mention the second and not the first you ask? Well if you want her first appearance you’ll have to get New Mutants #98. Her first appearance is very expensive, so we wanted to recommend her second.

Batman Adventures #12 (1993) – The first Harley Quinn (non DC continuity)
Batman Harley Quinn (1999) – First Harley Quinn in the DC Unverse.

Avenging Spider-Man #9

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Catwoman #23

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Catwoman #24

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NYX #3

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Avengers #144

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Avenging Spider-Man #9 (2012) – First Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel.

Catwoman #23 & Catwoman #24 (2013) – Cameo and first appearance of Joker’s Daughter.

NYX #3 (2004) – First appearance of Laura Kinney (X-23), A.K.A. All New Wolverine.

Avengers #144 (1976) – First Hellcat. George Perez art. Gil Kane cover. Nuff said.

 

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New Release Comics on 3/25/15 (And back issues)

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There are so many new speculators coming on board that every once in a while there needs to be a little reminder here on InvestComics as to how this works…..

Just want to urge any new speculators (and veterans too) here to please read the disclaimers that appear in these articles each and every week before proceeding. It’s extremely important in understanding how this weekly modern comic book speculation article works. This is mostly a modern comics speculation article that appears here each and every week. InvestComics will RARELY EVER urge anyone to hold onto a modern book for a profit. We have ALWAYS recommended to hold a Bronze, Silver and or a Golden, but a Modern comic? We want to capitalize as quickly as possible with those. Buy them, bag em’, sell em’. Sometimes this means to take a $20 profit and not a $150 one. It will happen, and that has to be acceptable to the investor. No emotional attachment, just a profit and move along. Get it on the next one. If the investor is inclined to hold onto their comic, there will most likely be a loss. Your portfolio will be in the red and it will get quite frustrating to get out of and into the black. There is absolutely nothing said just now in this paragraph that has not been addressed hundreds of times over the last 10 years InvestComics has been giving away its free speculation advice. We want fans to come here and enjoy themselves first and foremost. That’s always been the main priority. Second priority is to possibly come away with some knowledge you were not aware of when you first arrived here. Third is to possibly turn a profit on some modern books that are recommended here. And the fourth, mostly importantly here is to take that money (besides paying a bill or two – real life stuff) and reinvest in a Bronze, Silver or a Golden Age comic. That is where the true money value is within these articles for 10 years. Again, mentioned over the years here on InvestComics, nothing groundbreaking. That’s it for now on a mini update on how some of this all works.

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Silk, Spider-Gwen, Ms. Marvel, She Hulk, Harley Quinn, Powergirl, Wonder Woman and the list goes on. As previously mentioned on InvestComics recently (and about 6 years ago) the female comic book character is seriously making their indelible mark as of late. That’s a fantastic thing and a long time coming too. No more in the background as a secondary character. No more eye candy for that gratuitous chest shot to sell a comic book. Although the sexy covers are still done, they have diminished a bit. The female comic character’s are in such demand for their own independence that Marvel has the A-Force #1 comic coming out to push the proverbial envelope even further. Not stating any of these moves spell for a successful campaign, but it will call for a successful marketing campaign regarding putting the female character front and center. Whether any of the attempts by either of the big two to push the strong woman as a lead will succeed depends on a simple measure. Good story telling. That’s it. Simple, but it’s the only way fans will truly pay attention to any of the movement here. Must have a compelling story. If not, it will fail. Great artwork (eye appeal) will take you so far. The artwork is the initial marketing ploy to draw the consumer eye in. Once in, there must be substance there to sustain the consumer to “stick around”. If the consumer does not connect the dots, the campaign fails. So next time you see that hot comic with “so-so” artwork going (in your opinion), realize that it’s the guts of that book (the writer) driving it home along with the artist. It’s the artist that is solidifying the writers thoughts and impacting the flow of the great story. So in essence the “team” works in tandem and a great book is born. This is all free marketing advice that most pay for in college or through other sources, but for you today….free (thanks Raf for that “free” usage line). So why all of this marketing and female character talk you ask? Well, there could be one of the hottest possible Star_Wars_Droids_2_InvestComicsspeculation comics on the planet coming out this week, so you better be on top of this one. Click this link to Darth Vader #3 and get on Ebay right away if you want to be a part of the next hot book in the aftermarket. Of course your local comic shop will probably have copies, but not for long! So best to click and buy now. The reason to seriously consider getting this comic is for a couple of reasons. The first reason is because of the introduction of a new female character named Aphra. The second is because this is the very first introduction of a any new Star Wars characters within the Marvel Universe since around 1986 when they were introducing a bunch of Droids in Star Wars Droids #2. The art and cover work features John Romita Sr. at the helm for the first five issues. That’s just way too cool isn’t it? Darth Vader #3 will probably be a big aftermarket comic because speculators will not know where Aphra will end up. Will she ever get her own title? Will she be such an in-depth character that fans will demand more? Will she be featured in one of the new Star Wars films? Maybe none of this comes to fruition. This is where most speculators get caught. In the middle. Do I sell now? Do I take a profit? What if the book goes up another $100? The simple answer, who cares? Get your profit (of your choosing) and get out. If you are so inclined to worry about getting the top dollar, buy two copies then. Stash away one and sell the other. But, by doing things like this you run a HUGE risk of having too much inventory, thus creating a negative within your portfolio over time due to the unbalance of the two sides. Too much inventory equates to loss of profit if it supersedes your sell off point of one comic. So in laments terms; If you have a Star Wars #1 variant and sold it for $250, but you have another 20 copies you spent $35 for sitting in inventory, you are actually -$450. You must now hope that the market stays hot (which it mostly does for a very short time). The numbers here are purely made up, the same goes if you buy even two variant comics at a high price or 100 or 50, etc. Sell those variants of hot modern books when you feel they are peeked. An amazing tool coming soon to help speculators with this and it’s called CMV. InvestComics has seen the inner working’s/backend of this glorious comic book speculation tool and it’s a game changer. We are working closely with CMV to be a one and one tandem so that the speculator will have a lot of knowledge within their grasp between the both sites. More on this coming, but for now check out CMV and you will see exactly what the market is doing on certain books. Now back to Darth Vader #3! A great comic to speculate on this week and is easily the top pick in this InvestComics Hot Pick article by far.

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One of InvestComics’ favorite characters since the inception of the magazine/site has been Deathstroke. We recommended the first appearance of Deathstroke when it was only about $20 at one time. We love the character and as we so often say around here, Teen Titans #2 (1980) is still in buy mode. However, this week Deathstroke seems to have some daddy issues. Check out Deathstroke #6 as his badas* looking dad comes into the mix. Slade’s father first appeared in the previous Deathstroke series; Deathstroke #8 (2012).

Batman ’66 #21 will introduce “Lord Death Man”. This might be a good pick up if you like introductions.

A couple of odd number one comics coming this Wednesday to check out. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1 is based on the world famous Disney ride. A comic based on a Disney ride. Yes you heard that right. Some very nice variants too with this one. Click the link, check them out. And Miami Vice Remix #1 from awesome writer Joe Casey. Based on the super hot Miami Vice television series from the 80’s. Two different comics with a lot of fun attached to them probably.

The rest of the number one comics to definitely check out this week are; the confusion of Multiversity Ultra Comics #1 and what is going on with anything pertaining to Multiversity. This number one issue is “groundbreaking” we think in a way we have no way of explaining or knowing why. Extremely confusing, but worth a mention for others to weigh in and help others out! Hit 1957 #1 from Boom Studios looks like an interesting read if you like crime stories. More girl power this week with IDW’s Jem and the Holograms #1. Written by Kelly Thompson. Might be her first comic series series work. A new team based comic from Dark Horse; Pastaways #1 by fantastic creators Matt Kindt and Scott Kolins is worth a look. Bryan J. L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming team up once again for their latest Mice Templar offering; Mice Templar Nights End #1. We Can Never Go Home #1 from Black Mask Comics looks like a good read.

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Squarriors #1 showed a lot of interest with fans. Now lets see if Squarriors #2 sustains that interest with readers.

Two sold out comics this week that will amount to nothing more than a novelty item years from now Batman and Robin #40 and Justice League Dark #40, but can be profited on IF, IF, IF one can pull this off. A few things here. A few fans said a couple of weeks ago, how do you get a premier artist like recording artist Prince to sign a comic book? How can you suggest that? The book referred to was the Batgirl Purple Rain DC movie variant. Their were other movie variants also mentioned, but this was one of the few comments sent out regarding this particular book. Here’s the thing. InvestComics suggested that IF one can SOMEHOW pull this off, maybe never, but SOMEHOW pull ANY of these movie variant covers off that we suggest, then kudos to you!! It’s all based on the fun of actually trying to get this done somehow. We never said to go to your local comic convention and get Keenu Reeves to sign your Speed variant cover. We understand he is not readily available to sign a comic book, so please do take these fun suggestions and roll with it. Do not take these in the literal sense. One more thing. A sold out comic DOES NOT equate to automatic money. Walking Dead sells out each and every month, doesn’t mean anything. Too many times, fans are under the assumption that if a book sells out, it’s worth money and a flip can ensue. Not always the case. The flip happens when demand exceeds supply or when demand wants to hoard more copies. A sold out comic means nothing in the aftermarket if there is no substance. Will you pay $600 for a Star Wars #1 variant right now? Why not? It’s sold out right? Yes sold out and plenty of copies to go around. Plus more importantly, nothing of interest for the speculator to hold onto regarding that comic on the inside. A first appearance? A death? A possible movie character? A hot new artist? Writer? None of the above here. What you do have is a good read. That in itself should be good enough. It’s ultimately up to the individual (as always) to determine what sold out comic is worth pursuing and capitalizing on. Get the book on Ebay right away and take profits on moderns. That’s some of the best advice InvestComics can offer you. If you love, you will lose. This is why tradepaper backs were created. Read those, love those.

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Now back to the DC movie variants this week. Get a hold of Daniel Radcliffe or Ralph Fiennes or any of the other major players in the Harry Potter movie to sign your Batman and Robin #40 book. Be sure to have that witness and get it graded. This is the only way you’ll have that one of a kind awesome comic. If you happen to run into Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin or Genna Davis, have them sign your Justice League Dark #40 comic. Same here applies; witness/graded. Michael has been a round some shows over the years so maybe that signature is feasible? Nah! Still a hard get. But fun to try!

 

Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

What you read is 100% authentic. This material is 100% original content from InvestComics and does not borrow from any article(s) or comic website(s) for its content. Anything you read  from here on any other site that seems similar probably and most likely originated from here.

No_Fanboys……And please please lets enjoy the time here. No fanboys please. And if  there are any inaccuracy’s, it’s okay we’re human. Be sure to help us out and correct anything without a fanboy or hater hat on. Reminder: any speculative opinion is and cannot be inaccurate. It’s a guess.

 

Rocket Raccoon – Checklist

Rocket Raccoon is set to make Disney a lot of money.  If they can pull it off there is no ceiling for this wise ass, gun toting animal.  But unlike many other Marvel properties that have been translated to the big screen there are few appearances of the furry outlaw prior to 2006.  The time to hoard these comics was 6 months ago and now comics like Marvel Preview 7 and Hulk 271 are nowhere to found.  Since the first GOTG trailer certain comics have tripled in value.  There is still time to find some of these for very little money and even if you don’t collect comics you might be surprised to learn where RR has appeared in the past!

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The RR 1980’s mini is finally seeing the  internet sales action its deserves.  So why no love for this comic especially with a Mignola cover?  Note:  Mignola also did the mini-series.

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This odd formula has since become a favorite of writers.  Series like there are usually full of both popular and obscure characters which might be why he’s said to be in this issue.  So far this one is not confirmed.

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Rocket Raccoon in She-Hulk?!  What’s next, Dazzler?  This isn’t the last time RR appears in a She-Hulk comic either!

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Ok so 271 is a monster, we all know that.  High grade sales are now well over 100 on Ebay and only look to go higher but did you know RR also briefly appears in issue 272!

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In 2008 Marvel gave us the greatest incarnation of the GOTG to date.  All this happened on the heels of one of the best cosmic crossovers ever done in comics.  If you go back and read Annihilation and others you will not be disappointed  and it’s no surprise that Marvel has based it’s current cosmic plans around these characters.

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Debate is already raging over this one.  Is it the first appearance of the 2008 GOTG or not?  Whatever the market decides this comic is a key origin issue and leads directly into issue one of the 2008 series.

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This one is starting to see some heat but is still affordable enough to buy cheap and hold.  It features Rocket’s origin and is a tough variant to track down.

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This issue is important as it relates to Rocket’s relationship with Groot and other members of the team and their origin.

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There is a significant market for collectors of alternate reality comics.  Exiles was once considered to be one of Marvel’s finest comics.  Though there are few issues which hold any real value there are some yummy nuggets if you know where to look.  Take this issue for example, a rare RR appearance lies within.

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Another early RR appearance on a cover!

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 2/12/14

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Two number one issues coming out this week from Marvel are going to prove worthy of success, but die an unfortunate quick death. Maybe not so much X-Force (2014 4th Series) #1 because of the movie hype surrounding it, but She-Hulk (2014 3rd Series) #1 will be hot for a little bit and turn as cold as ice in an instant. Although X-Factor will escape the clutches of cancelation for a little while longer than She-Hulk will, these two series are going to see no action in the speculative market for the long haul. I cannot urge you enough to stay away from the variants on these comics. If you think for some strange reason that plucking down $60 for either of these top variants will fetch you a return, you’re sadly mistaken. The only savior for the She-Hulk would be a major movie announcement (which doesn’t seem likely in the foreseeable future), otherwise stay away. The smart move here for either the X-Factor or She-Hulk interest is to go after the key book(s). She-Hulk #1 from 1980 is the characters first appearance. This would be the comic to spend a couple of bucks on. As for X-Factor, well you have the X-Factor #1 from 1986 (first appearance as the X-Factor team), but it’s X-Factor #71 (1991) that will be the “go-to” book as the movie details keep dribbling out. Both of these comics; X-Force (2014 4th Series) #1/She-Hulk (2014 3rd Series) #1 will in fact (most likely) show some strong sales right out of the gate, but will see strong declines as they both carry on. Be aware of the history here, especially with the She-Hulk not so much X-Factor.

Marvel gives the speculators a little bit to chew on this week though. Check out Superior Spider-Man (2012) #27. The Goblin Nation storyline begins here. There will be a $100 variant sketch cover that will bring some return as the storyline heats up and Doc Ock is pushed out for the return of Peter Parker. Get the variant CGC signature series’ and collect your profits accordingly. Do not hold onto this comic for a long duration, you will lose money on it. Gauge the market, and strike when necessary.

The new Captain America movie coming this April will feature the Winter Soldier. So Marvel Comics gets the ball rolling with a new Winter Solider comic; Winter Soldier Bitter March (2014) #1. The absolute comic to get before the movie hits is Captain America #6 (2005). THIS comic is recognized as Winter Soldier’s first appearance by CGC, NOT Captain America #1(2005) like many may think. Captain America #6 is money in the bank folks. Get on it now.

Thor will be dealing with Minotaur in Thor God of Thunder (2012) #19. Minotaur first appeared in a comic written by Stan Lee, art by Don Heck, and a cover by Jack “King” Kirby. That comic is The Avengers #17 (1965).

Revolutionary War (2014 Marvel) #4 will pit two UK Marvel characters against each other; Death’s Head and Death’s Head II. Marvel’s UK Death’s Head first appeared in The Transformers (UK) #117 (1987), and Death’s Head II in Death’s Head II #1 (1992). Marvel UK is bringing it.

Kick-Ass 3 (2013 Marvel) #6 will feature the secret origin of Hit-Girl. The issue has a $30 John Romita Jr. Sketch variant. Not a shabby deal at all here. Get a CGC signature series with Romita Jr. or Millar ink on the cover (9.8 grade or higher as always!) and flip it. A Kick-Ass fan will gobble up a Hit-Girl origin issue signed by one of these two creators.

Two number one issues to definitely look out for this week are Fuse (2014 Image) #1 and Royals Masters Of War (2014) DC #1. Both will have strong sales, do not miss them.

Gravel Combat Magician (2014) (Avatar) #1 will follow William Gravel’s next adventure. And just in case this dude ever gets optioned, be sure to have Strange Kiss #1 (1999) in your stash. His first appearance comes from elite writer Warren Ellis. Yes a book to own, just in case.

Others to check out this week; Devil’s Hopyard (2013) #1, Mercenary Sea (2014) #1, City The Mind In The Machine (2014) #1, and Bunker (2014 Oni Press) #1.

……And last but not least, check out X (2013 Dark Horse) #10. This comic will cue us in on a new X origin. X is a very cool comic character that needs to be on your radar.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem

Jay Katz

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Smash Into Your First Look at the All-New SHE-HULK #1!

Lawyer. Avenger. Hero. Friend. Jennifer Walters has been called many things – but to most, she’s known only as the She-Hulk! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at SHE-HULK #1 – the all-new ongoing series written by rising star Charles Soule and drawn by fan-favorite artist Javier Pulido!  Savior of the world on more than one occasion, Jennifer Walters is embarking on a brand new, and no less dangerous mission – opening a new law practice!

“One of the big themes I’m going to play with is how in the world Jennifer is supposed to do everything she’s supposed to do,” said Charles Soule, in an interview with Marvel.com. “We don’t want things to be easy for our heroes—we want to see them overcome great difficulties. She-Hulk will battle one of the greatest villains of all: scheduling.”

“But She-Hulk will fight her share of giant robots and irradiated monsters, I promise,” he continued.

“Charles gets the humanity of this character – this book doesn’t just have superhero action, it has an emotional core that makes that action all the more meaningful,” says Associate Editor Tom Brennan. “And with Javier Pulido, we have a master storyteller who brings so much to the story and gives this series a texture and a pop of energy that defines All New Marvel NOW!”

But juggling her caseload and kicking bad guy butt might be a bit more complicated than she imagines. Not to mention the growing number of supervillains she’s making personal enemies of. Sure she can knock The Thing out in one punch, but this time she may have bit off more than she can chew! And that’s just the start of it. Don’t miss a new beginning for the jade champion of justice when SHE-HULK #1 smashes into comic shops this February!

SHE-HULK #1 (DEC130634)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by JAVIER PULIDO

Cover by KEVIN WADA

Variant Covers by MILO MANARA, RYAN STEGMAN, SIYA OYUM, and SKOTTIE YOUNG Also Available!

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SHE-HULK SMASHES INTO NEW ONGOING SERIES FOR ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW!

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SHE-HULK SMASHES INTO NEW ONGOING SERIES FOR ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! 

She_Hulk_1_Wada_CoverThis February, She-Hulk makes her All-New Marvel NOW! debut in a bombastic new series from critically acclaimed creative team of Charles Soule & Javier Pulido!

“We’re thrilled to be able to launch She-Hulk’s new book with Charles and Javier!” said series editor Jeanine Schaefer. “Of course, Charles being a practicing lawyer himself will definitely lend that extra authenticity to her day to day, but both of these guys are the best when they’re riding that line between street level and super hero, a line She-Hulk lives on. “

Jennifer Walters is an Avenger, member of the FF, savior of the world on more than one occasion, and has a pile of degrees. Not to mention being 7-feet tall with a right hook strong enough to take out The Thing. But even her big brains and bigger brawn might not be enough for to tackle her full case load and kicking some bad-guy butt.

“She-Hulk has always been a title where weird, cool things can happen,” said Soule in an interview with USA Today. ‘She is a strong— very strong — female character, and comics absolutely cannot have enough of those.”

“[Charles & Javier] can both bring the emotional and literal gut-punches in a way no one else can, all set-against the larger than life world of the Marvel U that still sort of looks like the world we live in ourselves,” adds Schaefer.

She_Hulk_1_Stegman_VariantWith a brand new practice, new paralegal, and a mounting number of personal enemies both super-powered and not, She-Hulk may have bitten off a bit more than she can chew…but hey, she just calls that Tuesday. Look for Jennifer’s All-New Marvel NOW! debut when She-Hulk #1 hits this February!

 

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Nova – Checklist

Nova Checklist.

Marvel’s cosmic epic The Guardians of the Galaxy is either shaping up to be the most ambitious comic film of all time or destined to be a rare mistep by Disney.   The truth is, it is hard to tell at this point which way it will all go down.  Recent news includes conformation of…

this guy as Yondu.  😀

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but this woman as Nova Prime???

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So who knows?  But for purists some developments are signs of a troubled adaptation.  For every John C. Reilly as Rhomman Dey there is a Cosmo tease from the director that simply annoys or another WWE has-been cast as the muscle ( Drax the Destroyer ).

In the past I have highlighted some of the best GOTG comics to invest in.  With conformation of the Nova Corps ( FF 206,208 ) Nova appears to be a player and that’s great news.  Though his keys are limited here are some notable appearances.

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This one is Nova ( Richard Rider’s ) first appearance outside his own title.  Wolfman writing the Inhumans make it worth the price in high grade!

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Another Wolfman tale featuring Nova in a title you normally wouldn’t expect to see him in.

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If you have never read ROM I demand you buy the full run and spend the weekend making up for past mistakes.   Like the Micronauts there are a few keys in the series.  #75 ( last issue ) and this early Nova appearance.

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New Warriors 74, 75

The last issue of this Marvel Series saw the sales of the once mighty team book drop sharply.  As usual low print runs for later issues of a cancelled series often leads to significant increases in value.  Expect these  to do the same when the film comes out.

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Another last issues with a low print run and a Larsen Venom cover!  Buy buy buy.

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The Savage She Hulk 100

How many comics do you think are out there that have both Rocket Raccoon and Nova in them?  Oh and it’s written by Dan Slott with a Greg Horn cover!

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Annihilation Conquest 6

I will continue to recommend this one over and over again.  Collectors are fast realizing the importance of this issue.  The formation of this team has everything to do with the movie.  One can even argue that it’s importance far surpasses the first appearance of the original team which often sells for over 100 at auction.

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Thanos Imperative: Ignition

This one-Shot has a breathtaking cover and is getting harder to find as are all Thanos appearances.  See my  report on the collectible Thanos some time before the movie hits.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – June 6, 2012

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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks 6-6-12. 

This week we get to really scour the back issue bins at our local shop or convention. Check it out….

Marvel’s Hulk #53 is the first on the list with 4 different comics to look for. These comics though are in no way hard to find! The new storyline brings in Alpha Flight, Machine Man, She Hulk and A-Bomb. The most nostalgic of the 4 here has to go to Machine Man’s first appearance. You can find that in 2001: A Space Odyssey #8 from 1977. Why the nostalgic label? It’s a new character Introduction written and drawn by Jack “King” Kirby. Do you need more than that? Good, because that’s all you need. Alpha Flight first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #120. John Byrne brought this team to life in their own self-titled book and Alpha Flight will continue to live on in some form for a very long time. If ever Marvel gets the guts, this team would make for a fabulous movie. She Hulk appeared in HER self titled comic as well back in 1980; The Savage She Hulk #1. While John Byrne wasn’t on the debut issue, John also had a hand in bringing THIS character to life as well! Last but not least, A-Bomb first appeared in Hulk #2 from 2008. The most loathe or loved Jeph Loeb had his paws all over this comic. And very cool cover from Ed McGuinness on this one.

DC Comics brings in new artist Miguel Sepulveda to Red Lanterns #10. Check out one of Miguel’s first professional work in Thor God Size #1.

Swamp Thing #10 re-introduces the villainous Anton Arcane to the New 52 fold. Anton originally appeared in the Swamp Thing series from 1972. Issue #1 was the cameo as issue #2 was the “full” first appearance. Never will understand the ridiculousness of cameo and full as it is related to collection standards within the resale market. The cameos are usually less sought after while the full first appearance gets all the accolades of demanding more money. The cameo essentially truly is the FIRST time we ever see a character, so why would the SECOND time we see them be worth more? Well, this is a debate for another time…….

Action Comics #10 focuses on the villain Nimrod, another of DC’s new 52 villains that will be re-introduced. Nimrod’s (silly name no?) first appearance is from 1992 in Batman: Shadow of the Bat #7.  This lovely issue is written by Alan Grant with art from Tim Sale. That’s nice stuff.

That’s it for the back issues. Should be enough to hold you over for a week no?

Marvel’s Dark Avengers #175 is being dubbed the 1st issue of a new era. With a spectacular cover from Mike Deodato that screams BUY ME! Wow if ever judging a book by its cover, right? Tron #518, actually Iron Man #518 introduces a new costume into Tony’s repertoire. With all of the recent talk on the Marvel Cosmo’s on InvestComics lately, it’s no surprise that The Mighty Thor Annual #1 wouldn’t be mentioned this week. Guest starring Silver Surfer and Galactus! And look at that cover too!

Independents will be overtaken this week by Spawn #220. Not because of the 20th anniversary tag, not because Todd McFarlane is back, not because this issue will begin the introduction of new characters, not because it will bring back some old characters, no no…..because there will be no room on the shelf for any other comics. 6 variants at last count. Ahhh….Todd always thought big.

In single issue releases this week, if there is room for them on the Independent wall. Check out Creator Owned Heroes #1 from Image. With names like Jimmy Palmiotti, Steve Niles, Justin Gray, Phil Noto and Kevin Mellon attached, this is a must check out book.

Higher Earth #1 from BOOM! Studios. Only a buck to buy! And it looks like an interesting book.

Check out some covers of the week below. 

That’s it for this week, see you soon!

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks 5-9-12

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Have you seen the latest InvestComics video comic book review show? It’s NOT for the faint of heart, there is a severe warning label that will be attached to each of these episodes. The show is called Booze, cooze and reviews; hosted by Amber. The basic premise of this hilarious take on comic book reviews is quite simple. Drink, drink, get annihilated, and review comics. The outcome is quite funny, the reviews are great and the video editing from Kristine is quite fun as well. There is a big warning label as far as language goes, PLEASE DO NOT WATCH/LISTEN TO THIS VIDEO IF YOU ARE EASLY OFFENDED. Go to the InvestComics You tube channel and check out the episode. OR click right HERE. If you’re looking for a “softer” side of comic reviews, FFFIC Episode number 43 is available too this week. Fantastic reviews as always from Shaun and Sebastian. Check out latest FFFIC right HERE.

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This week an Icon within the industry makes a return with the debut of Trio #1. IDW Publishing has nabbed John Byrne to lead the way with a new team. They are Rock, Paper and Scissors. Wow really? Okay let’s get beyond that for now. This doesn’t need to be said really, but we’ll say it anyway. John Byrne at one time was THE go to guy in the comic book industry. He was the one everyone was clamoring for. The big cheese if you will. Think McFarlane, Lee, Perez and you pretty much have an idea of how big Byrne was.

 

 

 

 

So where did it begin for our Iconic UK born penciler? Here’s the quick version. It began way back in 1973 with a little comic he did in college called ACA Comix #1. While a very nice collector’s item to own, it doesn’t account as his first published work. His first printed work would come in 1974 in Marvel’s giveaway called FOOM!, Issue number five to be precise. Later that same year, he did a 2 page story in Nightmare #20. His first color work was in Charlton Comics’ Eman #6. One year later John Byrne found himself within the clutches of the house of Ideas (no no, not InvestComics! The OTHER house of Ideas Marvel Comics.). Giant Size Dracula #5 was John’s first Marvel work. A backup story of course, but the rest is history folks! X-Men, Hulk, She-Hulk, Fantastic Four, Superman, Alpha Flight, Next-Men, all have the distinct indelible mark left from the legend known as John Byrne.

Moving from one legend to another, George Perez works his artistry on the cover of The New Teen Titans #21 (1982). This comic features the debut of a 16 page comic called Night Force. It also debuts the character Donovan Caine. He’s going to be making his first appearance in the new 52 in Night Force #3 this week.

A future legend Michael Bendis (which many may disagree about the legend status, but this is not a debate column, fight amongst yourselves!) has a new number one comic debuting this week. Takio #1 is aimed at the younger crowds. Lots of little tikes books coming out these days from both Marvel and DC. Check out the debut of Bendis’ (and Oemings’) Takio from the self titled original graphic novel from 2011.

Ultimate Comics The Ulimates #10 features a new creative team. Writer Sam Humphries is a part of the new team and one of his first works was from a free comic book day book called Mouse Guard (Archaia Comics).

Wolverine #306 marks the comeback of Dr. Rot. Where oh where have you been Dr. Rot? Doc first started his practice in Wolverine Weapon X #6.

DC’s Superboy #9 has a debut of an all new Warblade. Warblade first appeared in Image Comics Wildcats #1.

A couple of number one issues you should check out this week, IDW’s Night of 1,000 Wolves #1 and DC’s Vertigo Mystery Space #1.

….….and what’s up with Marvel’s solicit for Uncanny X-Force #25? “Landmark 25th issue”……Landmark? Really? That’s almost as bad as Rock, Paper and Scissors.

Scroll through the covers of the week below.

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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