Image Exclusive Spotlight – Press Release

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Image has sent InvestComics word that The sold out Spawn # 185 is going to be available for FREE on line!! Click ahead to find out the details on the free issue as well as the cover to the 2nd print of #185.

 

PRESS RELEASE – IMAGE COMICS AND MYSPACE FREE MCFARLANE’S SPAWN RELAUNCH!Image Comics and MySpace release Todd McFarlane and Whilce Portacio’s Spawn #185 for free online as #186 sells out! 24 November 2008 (Berkeley, CA) – Image Comics and MySpace have teamed up to release Todd McFarlane and Whilce Portacio’s SPAWN relaunch as the second issue sells out at a distribution-level! “Todd McFarlane Productions is excited to be partnering with Myspace Comics to bring the fans Spawn #185,” McFarlane said. “Myspace Comics is the wave of the new generation. Many fans have turned to this form of modern communication. I hope you enjoy looking at a medium that is challenging how things have been traditionally done.” SPAWN #185 shocked comics fandom with its series-altering death of Al Simmons, lead of the series since its debut in 1992, and the mysterious awakening of the long comatose Patient 47. While the link between Simmons’ death and Patient 47 is still unknown this past week’s #186 gave the first hints and resulted in yet another immediate sell-out. While limited copies may be available through your local comic book store a new printing will soon be available. SPAWN #185, a full-color 22-page comic, is available to read on http://www.myspace.com/comicbooks. Copies of SPAWN #185 2ND PTG (SEP088230), a full-color 32-page comic book for $2.95, are still available. Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently five partners in Image Comics (Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com.

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 10-29-08

zenpreview1_super.jpg Trained as a master of the Om martial arts, the hired mercenary Zen comes back to the comic book world this week. Joe Casey will be on writing duties with a nice cover by Jae Lee. The 99 cent comic will be a prequel to the regular ongoing coming this December. Zen is one of those characters that could breakout quickly, so check out this week’s release and don’t forget about his very affordable first appearance back in 1987. At a mere few dollars, you could get a first appearance of the Blue guy! Not a bad deal with all of these cockroaches, um I mean Hollywood exec’s guys roaming around.

Zen Intergalactic Ninja # 0

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 Zen goes down as the best pick of the week, but here are a few others to check out…. 

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Spawn #185  A Spawn comic makes the Hot Picks for the first time. Good ol’ controversial Todd McFarlane is coming back to Spawn! Will this alone be enough to sustain a rightful place on the Hot Picks? How about throwing artist Whilce Portacio into the mix? Bringing back 2 of the original founders of Image comics to Spawn sounds like a good time. 

 

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Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1  The comic that finally reveals who Jackpot is! Does anyone care at this point? Some fans do, some don’t. Wouldn’t it be nice though if Marvel really pulls the rug from under us and does not make Jackpot Mary Jane? Please Marvel surprise us and let us have a ‘holy crap!’ moment this week. 

 

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X-Men First Class Giant Size Special #1  An array of artist team up to bring this special. You never know what artist might make an appearance here. finalcrisisrageofthe_greenlanterns1.jpgFinal Crisis Rage of the Red Lanterns #1  The prelude to ‘The Blackest Night. DC has now made 4 prelude’s to ‘The Blackest Night’. What is up with that? WellDC, one saving grace you have and know is that anything Green Lantern these days SELLS. 

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Ultimate Spider-Man #3  Marvel will guarantee that this comic here will be one of the most controversial comics spoken about this year. What could it possibly be? Pick this comic up at your local comic shop and thumb through it (without the owner yelling at you ‘hey this ain’t no library!’) and see exactly what Marvel is talking about. If it’s a biggie, buy it and hold onto it. If not, write a note to Joe Q telling him you just got yelled at because of him! 

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Ultimate Captain America Annual #1  The man mostly everyone loves to hate Jeph Loeb writes as a man mostly loved John Romita Jr. does the penciling. The cover is a beauty, but it’s a kudos swipe from the original 1986 Mike Zeck cover from Captain America Annual #8. Wolverine is in the spot of the Black Panther. A low print run makes the Wolverine/Cap cover a great commodity. If you could get this comic at $40, get it. As far as the annual this week? With the homage to the Zeck cover, get 1986 book. 

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Captain America Bowen Statue  Last week it was Thor, this week Captain America gets the nod with the absolutely stunning Bowen treatment. Just like Thor last week, at a retail price tag of $300, this is well worth the money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey, is it FREE comic book day again? This week a few of the comic companies are giving free comics for the Halloween holiday. Check out a few covers of the freebies. Make sure you ask you local comic shop about these!

 

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See you all next week.

Invest Wisely.

Jay K