New Comic Book Day #443

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Top 5 Hot Picks #81

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #443 and new comics coming this Wednesday 9/28/16.

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Hillbilly #3 – Eric Powell’s Hillbilly series is on fire. The first two issues sold out upon release and now the third has done the same.

Vikings Uprising #1 – This debut issue has about six variant covers and they are all sold out. Titan Comics with another hit comic on their hands.

Surgeon X #1 – New Image Comics series could be a sleeper. Drink your coffee, stay up on this one. 

X-O Manowar #50 – This anniversary issue is busting out with 64 pages. Various creators contribute. An all new X-O Manowar could emerge from this comic. Many, many variants available. Check out the InvestComics Hot Picks #443 article to see our favorites. 

Generation Zero #2 – We say that the Generation X team will be a force within Valiant Entertainments arsenal sooner rather than later. Get on the early issues before that time comes and you’re left behind.

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #443. Click the link to read now!

IC 100 Club Pick: Batman The Cult #1 (1998) 9.8.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Obama issue

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Click to Buy/Bid – 1st Rose Wilson – Ravager

Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #11

New Avengers #16

Spider-Man Deadpool #1

Spider-Man Deadpool #9

Doctor Strange Annual #1

Deadpool Annual #1

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends #1

Spider-Gwen #12

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #12

Batman Beyond Rebirth #1

Blue Beetle #1

Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harleys #6

Deathstroke #3

Deathstroke The Terminator #15 (1992)

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Click to Buy/Bid – Riki variant – sold out!

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Click to Buy/Bid – Spidey Deadpool #1

Frostbite #1

Amazing Spider-Man #583

Josie And The Pussycats #1

Archie Pals N Gals #23 (1962)

Josie And The Pussycats #45 (1969)

Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes #1

Three Stooges Red White & Stooge #1

Sentient #1

Northguard #2

Kings Quest #5

Teen Titans Rebirth #1

Star Trek Waypoint #1

Castoffs #1

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Here are a few Sold out action figures and toys. Click the images (or links) to Buy/Bid on Ebay from ALL available sellers.

The Walking Dead Travis Manawa 7 inch Action Figure (McFarlane Toys).
POP Heroes 124 Harley Quinn Man Impopster.

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Hot Picks Video #443 – The Covers

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InvestComics Hot Picks #443

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InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases each week.
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IC 100 Club Pick: Batman The Cult #1 (1998) 9.8. Here is a classic Batman story told in four issues from two of the industries best in the biz. Writer Jim Starlin and artist Bernie Wrightson have their hands on this series. They also have their hand in actually signing the cover of this fabulous comic. A MERE $79.99 price tag for two legends of the industry signing the cover here. This is a beauty at that price, for this grade. Buy this now, here, before it’s gone forever. This will be a sure fire collectors item 25 years from now. Jim and Bernie are comic book industry legends because of their styles and the way they told their stories. The industry has learned and follows these two giants because of their amazing talents. This is an amazing book to own. Period.   

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Click to Buy/Bid – SPM Deadpool #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – SPM Deadpool #9

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Click to Buy/Bid – New Avengers #16

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Click to Buy/Bid – Moon Girl Dino #11

Love when cover artist get creative and do their horizontal (sideways) covers. Artist; Amy Reeder gives comic fans her sideways cover; Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #11. Love it!

Marvel readers be warned, New Avengers #16 will bring some big time twist and turns within the pages of this book on Wednesday.

InvestComics has a serious influence on the comic book market and industry. Sorry haters, but the truth be told. We mentioned the first issue of Spider-Man Deadpool #1 as a no-brainer speculative/read comic quite a while ago. We predicted a sell out. Naturally (and obviously) this happened. It’s on its 8th printing. As each issue came out we told fans to keep getting each issue. Not only because the series was a well written, action packed book, but the fact that each issue kept selling out. We stated this phrase; “…..each book in this series keeps selling out, so get on top of this…” Well guess who now uses that line as part of their “up-sell” of this series? Yes you got it, Marvel does! You’re welcome guys/gals! So with all of our gloating and patting ourselves on the back out of the way, we arrive to Spider-Man Deadpool #9 this week. Itsy-Bitsy first appeared in the last issue, find out who or what she’s about this coming Wednesday. As for the series? We’re still in the bull market here (bullish). Hey Marvel…….”We’re still in bull market mode regarding the Spider-Man Deadpool series”. It’s okay, you can use it if you’d like, just some credit this time maybe?? And hey Image Comics, the same to you! C’mon guys! Relax fanboys, just having fun here. Save your thread messages and emails, we never listen to what you have to say anyway. 

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Click to Buy/Bid – Deadpool Annual #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – SPM Amz FRDS #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – Squirrel Girl #12

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Click to Buy/Bid – Dr Strange ANN #1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor Strange And The Sorcerers Supreme #1 will debut in late October. It will feature the first appearance of some characters on the new team Doctor Strange will put together. Marvel clued fans onto this info a while back, but it looks as though fans may get the first appearance(s) happening a bit earlier in this week’s Doctor Strange Annual #1. The Sorcerers Supreme team may appear in this book before their ‘official’ debut a few weeks later in late October.
Deadpool Annual #1 will feature his ‘Insufferable Pals’. Those pals will be Firestar and Iceman. This annual is obviously spoofing on the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends #1 from 1981, which happens to feature the first appearance of Firestar in Marvel’s continuity.
Spider-Gwen #12 pits Spider-Gwen against the Punisher. Should be a fun fight! Go Frank! (Did we say that out loud?). A very cool B&W Baltimore Comic Con variant exist of the regular cover on Ebay. Be sure to check that cover out too when you click the link. 
Cosplay guru Riki ‘Riddle’ Lecotey has sold out her Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #12 variant cover. Kudos Riki!

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Writer Dan Jurgens and artist Ryan Sook bring fans the new Batman Beyond Rebirth #1 title. The delayed Blue Beetle #1 comes out this week. This book is brought to us by Keith Giffen (writer) and Scott Kolins (pencils).
A few weeks ago, readers learned more about the villain Harley Sinn. Find out who Harley Sinn actually is in the revealing of her identity in Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harleys #6.
Deathstroke writer Christopher Priest continues to make his title a go-to book each month. Deathstroke #3 brings Rose Wilson (The Ravager) front and center. Rose Wilson (Ravager) first appeared in Deathstroke The Terminator #15 (1992). A very affordable first appearance…..at the moment. And check out the awesome Shane Davis variant. The Ravager looks fantastic. And also, have you seen our Deathstroke checklist that came out in May 2015 on InvestComics? It’s quite the extensive list. Click HERE and get your books into your collection now.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Batman BYND !1

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Click to Buy/Bid – Deathstroke #3

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Click to Buy/Bid – Deathstroke #15

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Click to Buy/Bid – HRLY QUN Gang #6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New from DC’s imprint; Vertigo,they are always (well, most of the time) on point as far as reading material goes. Check out Frostbite #1, written by Joshua Williamson and pencils by Jason Shawn Alexander.

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Not only will Valiant Entertainment’s X-O Manowar #50 be a spectacular 64 page anniversary issue, but the variant covers that will accompany this issue are gorgeous. We’ve narrowed down to four covers we love the most, but readers should, without a doubt get a copy of X-O Manowar #50 this Wednesday no matter which cover! Here are the four covers we dig the most; Kaare Andrews, Chip Zdarsky, Shane Davis and Phil Jimenez. The Phil Jimenez variant cover is an Amazing Spider-Man #583 homage. A cover he actually did himself! Valiant Entertainments new team book Generation Zero is making some noise. Readers should definitely be on top of Generation Zero #2. This series will gain momentum as the issues come out, be on top of this one.
Eric Powell continues to destroy any hope in getting first prints of his new hit series; Hillbilly. It looks like Hillbilly #3 will sell out by the time you reach the end of this article. Actually, nope, sold out already. Best get your copy off the rack if you want one.

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Click to Buy/Bid – X-O Phil Jimenez

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Click to Buy/Bid – AMZ SPM #583

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Click to Buy/Bid – X-O Chip Zdarsky

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Click to Buy/Bid – X-O Kaare Andrews

The John Watkiss cover from Surgeon X #1 will turn some heads on the new release wall. Then look for readers to love it because Sara Kenney will deliver a unique comic unlike anything else on the market. A possible sleeper hit, be sure to pull this one off the rack. The best part? No variants, just one cover!

Writers Marguerite Bennett/Cameron Deordio, along with artist Audrey Mok bring the new Archie Comics title Josie And The Pussycats #1. Archie’s new television series will bring the ratings and the fans (and new fans) along with it. We think the Archie series will do extremely well, so you better have those Archie comics in order. We put out an Archie Comics checklist back in January of 2015. You can click HERE to get an early start on your Archie collection. Below you will see the covers for Archie Pals N Gals #23 (1962); first appearance of Josie and Josie And The Pussycats #45 (1969); First appearance of Josie and the Pussycats. Click em’, buy them if they are within your price range.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Hillbilly #3

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Click to Buy/Bid -Josie Pussycats #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – Spider-Gwen #12

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Click to Buy/Bid – Surgeon #1

 

 

 

 

Check out the latest team-up of Tarzan and The Planet of The Apes franchises. Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes #1 (Dark Horse) will be written by Tim Seeley. We’re there!

IDW Publishing will continue their ‘Revolution‘ crossover event in a few titles this week.
It’s an election year, so American Mythology publishing has your back. Check out Three Stooges Red White & Stooge #1, featuring a “Vote For…” cover for each stooge.

Another sleeper cell this week will be Sentient #1 (Hermes Press). Writer M. Zachary Sherman and artists Emmanuel Xerx/J. Brown on this one. More of the same here as with Surgeon X #1. A different type of story will bring interest from fans once word gets out. A sci-fi/thriller type story that’ll have you coming back.
Vikings Uprising #1 (Titan Comics) is completely sold out.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Gen Zero #2

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Click to Buy/Bid – Sentient #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – Vikings UPR #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – X-O Shane Davis

 

 

 

 

 

Cover candy from Chapter House Publishing. Northguard #2 cover from Ron Salas is fantastic. The inside of this comic is great too!

Another horizontal cover this week we like, Kings Quest #5 (Dynamite Entertainment).
Other comics to check out this week; Teen Titans Rebirth #1 (DC Comics). Star Trek Waypoint #1 (IDW). Castoffs #1 is sold out (Lion Forge).

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Click to Buy/Bid – Pals N Gals #23

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Click to Buy/Bid – Josie/Pussycats #45

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Click to Buy/Bid – Northguard #2

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Click to Buy/Bid – Titans Rebirth #1

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Toy/Figures to check out this Wednesday!

The Walking Dead Travis Manawa 7 inch Action Figure (McFarlane Toys).
POP Heroes 124 Harley Quinn Man Impopster.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fear WD Travis

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Click to Buy/Bid – POP Harley Quinn Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hot Picks – Top 5 #40

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Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #402 and new comics coming this Wednesday 12/16/15. Click the link to read the article now.

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Super Zero #1 – After-Shock Comics delivers their latest hit right here. Writer’s Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner will give the goods. Pick up Super-Zero #1.

Deadpool #3.1 – Introducing the all Spanish language Deadpool comic! Oh wait and also introducing the Mexican version of Deadpool; Masacre! 

Weirdworld #1 Vol. 2 – ….And while on the subject of introductions, Becca will first appear in this issue. Marvel’s Weirdworld will hit its mark with this new number one restart issue (series).

Silk #2 – The super cool Mark Bagley variant is sold out. 

Squadron Supreme #1 This should be a good team book. Written by James Robinson and art from Leonard Kirk. Squadron Supreme first appeared in Avengers #85 (1971).

 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #402 (Click the link to read now!)

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Batman Arkham Knight Genesis 5

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Batman Arkham Knight Genesis #5

Batman Europa #2

Kanan The Last Padawan #9

Starbrand and Nightmask #1

Avengers #7 (2013)

Avengers #6 (2013)

Ultimate End #5

Void Of Heroes #2 (Cosmic Times)

Darth Vader Annual

Judge Dredd #1 Vol. 5

Star Trek Starfleet Academy #1

Pinocchio Vampire Slayer Versus The Vampire Zoo

Avengers 85

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Silk 2

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Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #8

Huck #2

Famous Monsters Presents Monster World #1 (American Gothic Press)

Dragon Age Magekiller #1 (Dark Horse)

Steam Wars Holiday Special #1 (Antarctic Press)

Boom Box 2015 Mix Tape #1 (Boom Studios)

Grandpa Simpsons Adventure #1 (Bongo Comics)

Witchfinder General #1

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Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Batman Arkham Knight Genesis #5 features an appearance by Deathstroke. Awesome cover too. Check out another bat book this week; Batman Europa #2. Batman and the Joker seek out the new character known as Trojan Man.

The new Deadpool comic will introduce the Mexican version of……Deadpool! Meet Masacre in Deadpool #3.1.
Kanan The Last Padawan #9 will have Caleb Dume facing off against General Grievous.
We love the Silk character and we love the Mark Bagley variant cover to Silk #2!
Squadron Supreme #1 debuts on new comic book day. It should be a good team book. Written by James Robinson and art from Leonard Kirk. Squadron Supreme first appeared in Avengers #85 (1971).
An interesting Marvel title this week to check out; Starbrand and Nightmask #1. Pick up the first appearances of Starbrand (new) in Avengers #7 (2013) and the first appearance of Nightmask (character) in Avengers #6 (2013) for cover price or less if you believe in these heroes to advance to greater heights in the realm of the new Marvel universe. Speculators have been put on notice.
Ultimate End #5 will be the last issue. See how it all ends. We’re loving that cover with Miles looking back. *sniff sniff*
Marvel’s new Weirdworld series will introduce a new character named Becca. We like the direction of this new series. Stay with this one. Written by Sam Humphries. Art by Mike Del Mundo. The regular “Flash/Shazam/Black Adam” Lightning bolt cover is awesome as well. Be sure to pick up Weirdworld #1 Vol. 2.
…..And Marvel releases their first Darth Vader Annual this Wednesday.

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What would be better than having Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti on the monthly Harley Quinn and Starfire comics? How about a totally creative controlled NEW comic character by the awesome duo? Yes it will happen and HER name will be Super Zero. Super Zero #1 will be written by Amanda and Jimmy. Dru Dragowski (Super Zero) will become the next big female hero to enter the comic book arena. After-Shock Comics once again, week after week continues to bring it. After-Shock Comics are not gunning for tremors, they’re gunning to split the foundation of the comic industry. ASC will be a force to be reckoned with.

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An all new Judge Dredd series from IDW comes out this week. Judge Dredd #1 Vol. 5 will have several variants available. The Archie variant is a neat one.
IDW will also start on a new Star Trek series. This has nothing to do with the Marvel title from 1996. Star Trek Starfleet Academy #1 will introduce new Star Trek characters so if you’re a Trekkie, you’ll want to get this. Speculators have been notified.
Also from IDW; Pinocchio Vampire Slayer Versus The Vampire Zoo. A fun looking book!

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Weirdworld 1

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Ultimate End 5

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Star Fleet Academy 1

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Image Comics introduces a key character in Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #8.

InvestComics is still a bull on the new Huck series from Image. Get Huck #2 out this week.

Famous Monsters Presents Monster World #1 (American Gothic Press) Co-written by the awesome Steve Niles. Dragon Age Magekiller #1 (Dark Horse) Greg Rucka writes. The ever popular Steam Wars sells out every single new release. This week, Steam Wars Holiday Special #1 (Antarctic Press) has sold out. Grandpa Simpsons Adventure #1 (Bongo Comics). Boom Box 2015 Mix Tape #1 (Boom Studios) will contain several stories within the comic including the debut Bad Mask, which will be a new Boom Box title. Void Of Heroes #2 (Cosmic Times) will continue its storyline that will tie into the mobile video game; Void Of Heroes. Witchfinder General #1 from Devils Due Publishing looks like a fun read.

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Kanan The Last Padawan 9

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Dragon Magekiller 1

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Autumnlands Tooth & Claw 8

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After the explosions on July fourth this weekend, seems there is nothing that will resemble the output within the speculative market this coming Wednesday, but there are some potential comics and as always some fantastic reading gets.

There is no shortage of the ridiculous variant craze coming on new comic book day this week. If you would buy all the variants between Archie #1 and Star Wars Lando #1 you’d wind up in the neighbor of about 40 comics (probably more actually). That’s 40 comics on two comic releases alone. Absurd right?

 

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But as many would know from reading the InvestComics article on a weekly basis, there is ONE exception. ONE reason that would make any of these variants worth exploring and buying, ONE reason. Anyone recall what the InvestComics rule would be? That rule will always be (from a speculative viewpoint), the guts. Yes the outside is fancy and new on every single one of the variants. Some catch the eye of the collector, they buy it thinking they got themselves the next big thing on Ebay. Maybe for a moment that holds true (see Star Wars #1), but in the long market (buy market), we see nothing but a trophy wife. Pretty on the outside, but no substance for your self being. If a comic upon its release carries an absurd amount of variants (Star Wars #1) and you’re looking OR thinking you’re to make any kind of speculative cash 25, 35, 50 years from now on that Star Wars #1 variant, you’re missing the entire point of collecting. A couple of rules here; remember to buy a variant first and foremost because you LIKE it, not because it’s going to be worth money. Secondly, if that very expensive variant is calling you out and the resistance is very strong, you have an option to buy it because you really really like it or you can not get it because you think it’s going to be worth a lot of money someday. Newsflash, it’s not. Unless that ONE thing….the guts. As InvestComics has taught readers time and time again, it’s the inside that matter. Always will be. Unless it’s some obscure 3D Deadpool cover. This does happen from time to time, where a variant breaks out on its own due to its “looks”. The only way a variant will truly stand the test of time is because of the story on the inside. There must be an introduction or a uniqueness about it. Either one of these two characteristics will carry a modern comic. Be it a variant or not. Once you put an introduction or something with substance inside of a comic book, you instantly have the potential of something greater when it comes to the “value” of it. There is nothing wrong with a great story. That’s what comic fans always yearn for first and foremost. That said on the flip side, the speculator has to understand that buying the Star Wars Lando #1 Alex Ross variant for $240 is a big gamble. There better be a good reason to buy a comic that literally came off the presses a few days ago and is being bought for $240. Yes the ratio factor, we get it, but better than that folks. That could have been $240 spent on a Bronze Age book that would have been a better way to go. If the Star Wars Lando #1 contains the introduction that warrants an aftermarket spike, then by all means buy a variant. It’s now when the speculator needs to figure out if this is a hyperbole or a true introduction that will pay dividends for years to come. It’s an easy task actually because if the market is hot, sell it. If you make a 35% or a 233% profit, you still make money on it. Move along. Never worry about what could have been, how much more you could have made. You made profit, move on. It’s the greed and love that kills. The speculator who holds on for an extra dollar, the market passes them by, the speculator that falls in love and can’t let go of their comic, those are the ones that lose. We’re on topic of the Star Wars Lando #1 variants more so than the Archie #1 variants because at least 24 or so of the Archie variants are cover price. Like an Archie cover, buy it, done. The Lando books are priced more on different levels. So with Archie #1 you have an all new start, an all new look, new all-star creators, and onward we go! This relaunch will pertain to anything Archie regarding the film or television market Archie Comics has spoken about for a couple of years now. Archie #1 is the beginnings of it all from here on out. If Archie is a hit on the big screen or television, which it will be, look for the vibe to be directly taken from the new direction of the company. Viewers will not see the campy Archie or Jughead, they’ll witness hipster style Archie and Jughead. Watch as Archie #1 literally comes to life in time. The uniqueness will carry Archie #1 because of its banking on breaking it to film or television the way it’s storytelling and edgy looks go. If there is an introduction of any kind and that comes to fruition via film or TV, then you really have a winner on your hands. Archie #1 will have more upside than Star Wars Lando #1 if both have solid storytelling and no introductions. Lando gets the edge with an introduction……for now. Be smart, pay attention to the market.

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One more thing, if you’re a Lando fan. His first COMIC BOOK appearance (not magazine/graphic novel) was in Star Wars #43 (1981). It also happens to be the second appearance of Boba Fett.

It looks like our friends at Creature Entertainment have another hit on their hands. The Gun #1 from writer John Ulloa and artist Jose Varese looks like a solid offering. Both the regular cover and the Juan Navarro variant is sold out!

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Image Comics reaches back into the vault this week. Rob Liefeld is back with Bloodstrike #1. Let the fun begin! And please refrain from the insults of Rob’s talent here on the site or on any of the InvestComics social media outlets. Seriously. You bought his Deadpool, X-Force, etc books back in the 90’s if you’re old enough to remember, right? You continue to insult? Can you do any better? Honestly? If so, why are you not a wealthy comic book creator yourself then? Stop it already, following everyone’s recourse of insults because you want to “fit in” is not the way to go anymore. You’re not breaking ground by insulting Rob Liefeld. Time to realize he’s created some neat characters (Deadpool and Cable) and right the ship to a better way then trying to bully just because you feel it’s your right. It’s not. Don’t like it? Change the channel, don’t buy it, move on. Get a hold of yourself. We’re talking about comic books here, relax.

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Star Trek Green Lantern #1 from IDW Publishing. One of the oddest (in serious storytelling) crossovers in some time. Writer Mike Johnson and artist Angel Hernandez. Lots of variant covers to choose from here. The Francesco Francavilla cover is a simple but poignant one.

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New villains Killer Mimes are introduced in Red Hood Arsenal #2. 1872 #1 from Marvel Comics gives readers a very different take on things. Sheriff Steve Rogers leads the charge in this town called Timely. Interesting take indeed. Starfire #2 looks to continue its success, the variant is sold out as is the Spider-Verse #3 Phil Noto Incentive variant. Spider-Island #1 will be a good read. Titans Comics; Home #1 and Minions #2 are both sold out. Tomorrows #1 (Dark Horse) with artist Jason Copland is one to check out.

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Strange Fruit #1 from Boom Studios. Writers J.G. Jones and Mark Waid, with art from J.G. Jones. This extremely profound story regarding racism and human exploration is a must read from these two all-star creators.

 

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Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 12/31/14

It’s been a tremendous year here at InvestComics. A big thank you goes out to all the contributors that have made it a fantastic 2014. Topher, Chico, Jamie, and Terry. We will continue to make great strides in 2015 bringing a new look and a new way to check out InvestComics.

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In 2014, InvestComics made a lot of speculators very happy with more money in their pockets. Not only did we accomplish that, we covered a record 14 comic conventions as press (tons of video and photo coverage throughout the site and Youtube), had articles appear on Yahoo!, started the first and only weekly top ten comic book list on BuzzFeed, Interviewed some cool talents like; Alex Segura (Vice President publicity/marketing of Archie Comics), Promoter of the Connecuit ComiConn Mitchell Hallock, Coo of Vet-Tix Eddie Rausch, Exclusive Producer Bernadette McDaid; Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, and Michael D’Alessio of Atlantic City Broadwalk Con. Our New York Comic Con 4 Day Ticket giveaway contest was a big success too.

All and all a huge year for InvestComics. Lots more was covered, but I simply cannot list it all. If you’re a follower of InvestComics, you know how we roll. Look for us to expand in 2015 in several areas. It’s going to be awesome!

A big big thank you all that have supported us throughout the year. It’s been our pleasure to put a smile on your face and some extra loot in your pockets. Remember to always have fun and to invest wisely.

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An extremely light week hit the Hot Picks. Everyone wants to start their New Years early!

Shield_InvestComics (4) Shield_InvestComics (1)S.H.I.E.L.D. Will try its fourth attempt at an ongoing series this Wednesday. This speculator does not see the series lasting very long, but we’ll see. The television series right now is the reason for propelling the new title out. The television series has showed some weakness in the past and will not last that long either. We’ll see about that one too. Not saying the series or the comic are in no way worthy, but the comic is only here because of the television show. The new comic series will probably outlast the TV series. Shield (2014 Marvel) 4th Series #1 will have a plethora of variants accompanying it. We stopped counting after ten. Ridiculous yes we agree. One variant in particular has some ears pointed up is the Deadpool party sketch variant by John Tyler Christopher. This $200 variant is sold out. It might be a nice variant to have in ones arsenal when the Deadpool movie rolls around. Signed and graded (9.8 or higher of course). If you don’t want to go that high with your cash, how about the awesome $20 Mike Deodato Jr variant? This comic probably won’t command very much money in the long run, but a nice variant by Mikey nonetheless.

Since most comic companies won’t be releasing most of their regular titles this week, they are going overboard with the variant. Shield case in point number one. Case in point number two is East Of West #16. This successful Image title will give readers a special oversize issue starting the new major story line in it. At last count, nine variant covers here. Is this necessary? The best part for East of West fans here is the Jamie McKelvie variant comes in at only $15. The rest of the variants are regular price.

East_of_West_InvestComics (1) East_of_West_InvestComics (2)Miracleman for Marvel hasn’t gone exactly according to plan as far as demand and clamoring goes. No one is really talking about this book right? Anyway, All New Miracleman Annual (2014) #1 will feature artwork from Joe Quesada and that is always a get. The eye candy this dude creates is unbelievable.

One can always count on IDW to come up with a crazy awesome team-up. To end the year they’ll give us Star Trek Planet of the Apes (2014 IDW) #1. No words to say here except that there is an awesome George Perez cover to check out too.

 

Thank you all. From the entire InvestComics team we wish you a happy and safe New Year.

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MegaCon 2014 – Look Who’s Coming! And More!

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ORLANDO MEGACON – Look what’s Happening

MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the southeastern U.S., begins announcing guests for the 2014 show. MegaCon will take place March 21 -23, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center Hall SB in the North/South Building in Orlando, FL.

Confirmed comic book guests include:

J. Scott Campbell, Frank Brunner, Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark Waid, Ron Marz,  Greg Land, Michael Golden, Dennis Calero,  George Pérez, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Cully Hamner, Karl Story, Renee Witterstaetter, Billy Tucci (20th anniversary of Shi) and Brian Pulido (15th anniversary of Lady Death), Nick Bradshaw, Adam Kubert, Dan Jurgens, Mike Miller, Joshua Ortega, Digger, Bart Sears, Ethan Van Sciver, Mike McKone, Frank Tieri, Mike Mayhew, Chuck Dixon, Skottie Young

 

Confirmed media guests include:

Walking Dead – Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, David Morrissey, Beth Kinney, Sonequa Martin-Green

Torchwood – John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Gareth David-Lloyd

Torchwood animated series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer,Angel, Dollhouse – Eliza Dushku

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Torchwood – James Marsters

Smallville – Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, Laura Vandervoort, Aaron Ashmore

Napolean Dynamite – John Heder

Battlestar Galactica – Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson, Anne Lockhart

Star Wars – Peter Mayhew, Tom Kane

Comic Book Men – Mike Zapcic, Ming Chen, Bryan Johnson

Star Trek, Big Bang Theory – Wil Wheaton;

 

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$10 – Friday evening from 9pm – 11:30pm

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Other events include: MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One, RPG, LARP, card and miniature gaming events, children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, Speed Dating, anime events, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

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Meet Captain Jane Tiberia Kirk

Star Trek loves its alternate timelines and mirror universes. Well, now it’s getting gender bent as they meet their gender swapped counterparts. Hey, at least they don’t have evil goatees, right?

Star Trek: Ongoing #29, from IDW

The all-new Five Year Mission of the Enterprise continues as Captain Jane Tiberius Kirk and her crew encounter a never-before-seen enemy in deep space! Wait… Jane Kirk? What’s going on?! All will be revealed in the first chapter of this new two-part story overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!

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January 29 2014

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InvestComics Hot Picks #295

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indexMarvel_Feature_1_(1971)Before heading right into this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks, there are a few comics that have been highlighted over the past week or so on InvestComics that need some love. Well not love so much, but some undivided attention. I’d like to point them out in this article so that speculators can plan accordingly during a slower week like this one.

News from director Zack Synder confirmed that Nightwing (aka Dick Grayson) will in fact appear in the new Superman sequel yet unofficially titled Batman vs. Superman. Great news for the comic book fans, but not so much on the collectors/speculators side. How so you may ask? Well, Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing in Tales of the Teen Titans #44 (1984) and the problem with this classic comic is the one thing no hobby enthusiasts likes to hear……overprint. This comic is so easily accessible it’s not even funny. While the overprint shouldn’t deter you to still own this comic (how do you not own it already??), do realize that the aftermarket will be inundated with the first appearance of Nightwing as it already is. Great comic, too bad there are too many copies are floating around. There is however a way to get a little more bang for your buck, but you should know how to do this already…..

InvestComics reported on Marvel teaming up with Netflix for their next venture onto the small screen. It involves Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage getting television shows and all leading up to a “Defenders” mini-series. How lucky can a comic book fan be these days?! A comic that must be in your collection and is a beauty is the first appearance of the Defenders team in Marvel Feature #1 (1971). There is nothing more to say……..buy this comic book!

With the recent success of the Arrow television show for the folks over at the CW station, they are once again looking at the DC catalog and have found iZombie. Zombies are hot for reasons that are obvious, but will it equate to the demise, the watering down of the genre? We’ll have izombiePreacher_1to wait and see. Until then, you already missed out by digging in the $1 bins at your local shop for the first DC/Vertigo iZombie #1 (2010) when InvestComics broke the news, so now the question is how much of a risk are you willing to take on this comic? You have two options here. Go for the first appearance of iZombie in House of Mystery Halloween Annual #1 (2009) which has sold for more than $50 on Ebay or the iZombie #1 comic that has sold for as high as $25. Big risk here because this series is no Walking Dead and the zombie genre will eventually settle down some. What if the television series craps out? Too many risk factors with this one here.

And possibly the best news to come out from television land came late last night on InvestComics. The once very hot Preacher series from DC/Vertigo will be considered for a pilot from AMC. A Preacher #1 (1995) CGC 9.8 sold yesterday on Ebay for $185. If you have this comic, I urge you to get it graded and sit on it. It’s going to be a big book. The comic series was a rousing success and there is no reason to think that the (possible) television series wouldn’t be either. Writer Garth Ennis brings his “A” game to everything he’s involved with. The highly successful Preacher series is evidence of this. IF the Preacher gets its own TV show, Preacher #1 will be a comic to own, big time.

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In association with Ratchet City Comics, InvestComics will be celebrating the InvestComics Hot Picks #300 in a BIG way! The 300th InvestComics Hot Picks will be coming out the same week as Christmas, so on December 25th, Christmas day, we will be giving away a Star Wars #1 (2013 – Dark Horse) CGC Signature Series graded 9.6 Signed by writer Brian Wood!! The comic is pictured here and can be yours if you share the InvestComics web page everyplace you can to help us reach 3000 Likes on the Facebook page. FULL details right HERE!! Share!!

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Believe it or not A Plus X (2012 Marvel Now) #14 will lead the way this week. It’s with good reason of course. The issue finds Max Bemis conducting writing duties. Why and who is Max? Well he’s a comic book fan and is also the front man in a rock band called Say Anything. He’s also the co-singer in a band called Two Tongues. I have to admit, I have absolutely no idea who the bands are or who Max is, but the kids tell me they know him and them! So why exactly are we talking about this comic again? Oh yeah, this is Max’s first published comic book work. The last time a rock dude crossed over, all hell broke loose for a little bit. Let me remind you……Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance)? Umbrella Academy? Oh yes that! You remember now. So check out A + X #14 and see if Max pulls off a keeper here.

Harley Quinn begins her quest this week in her own regular series; starting with Harley Quinn (2013) #0. We all know by now that Harley first appeared in the Batman: Harley Quinn (1999) soft cover graphic novel. That classic Alex Ross cover is forever etched in our minds. So that comic is probably already filed away in your Bat box someplace. This week however, the Harley Quinn #0 Stephane Roux variant cover is sold out. Buying this comic will set you back $30, but how long can Harley really hold her own though? Maybe we’ll get an answer to that question sooner rather than later.

Battlestar Galactica always seems to be that red-headed step child doesn’t it? (No offense to red-heads! My sister is a red-head!). It’s always been that show that just can’t seem to get out of its own way. The first television series back in 1978 lasted two seasons, the second series lasted a whopping 4 seasons, and the original Marvel Comics series lasted 23 issues. No major motion picture, no talks of ever taking Battlestar to another level. Very odd no? Well maybe not. Maybe it’s just not a strong franchise. Yes, maybe it’s time to accept that Battlestar is not Star Trek, Star Wars, or even Stargate; Space 1999 maybe, but not any of the aforementioned. The intention here is not to bash Battlestar, but to find an understanding as to why so many failed attempts at a space series that has such a huge following. Dynamite hasn’t given up on BG though! This week Battlestar Galactica Starbuck (2013 Dynamite) #1 is on the cusp of a sell-out. That’s right fans, there is still a core audience that demands BG and Dynamite is here to provide it! Looks like a fun read!

Forever Evil Rogues Rebellion (2013) #2 variant is sold out. It’s only a $10 variant and it’ll probably stay put right there. There is nothing special about this comic at all except an exceptionally weak villain in Parasite wreaking havoc. A fun story, but nothing for the speculator here.

Although Superior Spider-Man (2012) Annual #1 might be sold out by the next new comic book day, it still has that “Annual” stigma attached to it. The Marvel solict  says “this one counts!” Even they realize the stigma attached. It’s far and few between that any comic book annuals make an impact on the hobby. They do exist, but not on a level of any expectations that collectors clamor for. In the Superior Spider-Man annual #1 though, we see the return of Blackout. The Blackout villain first appeared in Nova #19 (1978). Will the debut of Blackout be a draw? Most likely no, but the Nova character on the other hand………buy Nova. Yes, buy Nova.

X-Men (2013) 3rd Series #7 brings back an old foe. Lady Deathstrike from Daredevil #197 (1983). That’s a nice book to have. Not a be all end all, but an okay book.

If you have children then you know about Ben 10. You know that Ben 10 is on your television set when you are getting the kids ready for school. Yes I get the explanation every morning on which alien Ben has turned into and what he can do. Fun times! IDW wants my boy to read comics too, which is a great thing. Check out Ben 10 (2013 IDW) #1 this week for your kids. Get them reading! DC Comics were the first to jump into the Ben 10 craze and now IDW is doing the same. Good times!

A few weeks back InvestComics asked that you’d get a beat on the Afterlife with Archie #1 comic. Boy did we hit that one! This week the initial offering of Afterlife With Archie (2013) #2 will be a bit different. It seems as though the zombiefied Archie interest has died down a tad quickly, but do not let this deter you from getting the second issue. There is still might be “life” in this zombie Archie.

If there is THE number one comic to get this week, it has to be Voice in the Dark (2013 Image) #1. Check out why our girl Zoey hasn’t killed anyone in about 72 days. She’s a radio DJ too. Not much to go on right? Well it’s an Image Comic, they release great stories AND it’s sold out already.

Cataclysm Ultimates (2013) #1 $20 variant is sold out. Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Force War (2013) #1 will be one to check out and one more for the kids Scooby-Doo Team Up (2013 DC) #1!

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In association with Ratchet City Comics, InvestComics will be celebrating the InvestComics Hot Picks #300 in a BIG way! The 300th InvestComics Hot Picks will be coming out the same week as Christmas, so on December 25th, Christmas day, we will be giving away a Star Wars #1 (2013 – Dark Horse) CGC Signature Series graded 9.6 Signed by writer Brian Wood!! The comic is pictured here and can be yours if you share the InvestComics web page everyplace you can to help us reach 3000 Likes on the Facebook page. FULL details right HERE!! Share!! 

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Patrick Stewart Joins the Wizard World Comic Con Tour!

Wizard World “Makes it So” As Sir Patrick Stewart Makes Exclusive Star Trek Appearances!

Patrick Stewart, known to millions of fans as “Captain Jean-Luc Picard” on the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and “Professor Charles Xavier” in the X-Men film series, will unite for the first time ever at Philadelphia Comic Con with the other four “Star Trek” captains — William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula (“Captain Archer”).

In Austin, it will be the first “Star Trek: The Next Generation” 25-year reunion, as Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden are also on board. Catch this legendary actor as he signs autographs and poses for photo ops at Wizard World Comic Con!

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Hollywood Stuntman Paul Lacovara

Paul Lacovara is a premiere Hollywood Stunt Performer. His resume is very extensive and many will recognize the films Mr. Lacovara has worked in. He was kind enough to grant InvestComics an Interview.

Hello Paul, first let me thank you for taking the time to come on to InvestComics so that comic book fans can learn more about your craft. You perform stunt work in the Avengers movie coming out this May, but more on that later…..we hope!

Jay Katz: So Paul, the first oblivious question(s)here would have to be, Where are you from and when did you first realize you wanted to be a stunt performer?

Paul Lacovara: I was born on the Central Coast of California in the city of San Luis Obispo and was raised on the outskirts in a town called Los Osos. I always wanted to be in the industry and actually wanted to be an actor first, but found out that I am better with the physical side of things rather than remembering dialogue. I finally came to the realization that I wanted to be a stuntman when I was working on the movie We Were Soldiers. I started as an extra but got a day of stunts and fell in love with action right away.

JK: How long have you been doing this line of work?

P.L. I started pursuing stunts about ten years ago but have really been working steadily for the past six or seven years.

JK: You have an extensive resume to say the least, have you ever taken the role as the guy that doesn’t put himself in harm’s way, well better said, as an “actor”? Or would you just prefer the dangerous game of stunting?

P.L. I would love to be an actor, but I think I would really need to put stunts on hold and start studying the craft of acting in order to be successful. I’ve had a few acting parts here and there but only minor roles. If I were to make that transition, I think I would really miss the action as well as the comradery between the stunt players and myself. I also think I wouldn’t get as big of a rush from delivering a good size monologue as I do a good rough and tumble fight scene, getting thrown thirty feet through the air, or jumping a car.

JK: In all the years you have been performing, did you ever have a time that you just don’t feel comfortable with a particular spot and if so, how would someone of your profession handle that?

P.L. There haven’t been too many times where I have been uncomfortable with a particular spot. If I do have concerns, I talk with my stunt coordinator or fellow stuntmen to see what they think, and we end up working it out. If there is a spot where a stuntman is totally uncomfortable with the action, it might mean he/she shouldn’t be there and someone else should be doing it. We don’t accept jobs where we aren’t qualified. If so, that is a good way to end a career; either by word of mouth or actually getting hurt.

JK: Do you have fear in your line of work or do you have to basically have a block?

P.L. I wouldn’t say I am fearful when I go to work, but at times we may get nervous because there can be a lot of pressure that comes with executing the stunt properly. Or sometimes you know you are going to get absolutely wrecked in the stunt and it is going to hurt, but that’s what you sign up for and sometimes you just gotta throw down and go for it. I think as stunt performers, we get an adrenaline rush whereas the average person would become fearful.

JK: You have a family, what would you say if your wife or child decided that they too wanted to do your line of work? Is it like having your tattoo in the sense that; “well you can do it….”

P.L. I am not sure if I want my son to get in to the business or not. I used to think, “Of course he’ll be a stuntman, what else is there!?” but that was
early on in my career, and before I actually had a son. Now that my boy is two years old and is the one, besides my wife, who gives meaning to my life, I don’t know if I want him risking his life just so someone can sit in a theater and say, “Oh that was cool!” I want him to do whatever makes him happy. If that means being a stuntman, then I will fully support him and teach him everything I know. I think many children of stuntmen don’t have a choice. –By that, I mean that the kid sees that Daddy has a really cool job, makes a good amount of money doing it, and the kid may go to set with his Dad here and there, and before he knows it, stunts just becomes a way of life. It’s kind of a natural progression to form a career as a stuntman if a family member is already successful. It is almost like they are raised in the business whether they like it or not. –That being said, my kid will probably be a stuntman.

JK: Being a stunt person requires to be in tremendous physical shape. Do you practice the martial arts as part of your training to perform on your job?

P.L. Martial arts has always been a part of my life. I remember my dad teaching me how to correctly throw punches in the backyard when I was about five years old, and since then, some form of martial arts has constantly been beckoning me. I always trained off and on, and when I got into this business is when I finally became dedicated to my training and earned my black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I also think it is important to not get tied into one form of training though, so I am always trying to mix it up with different disciplines.

JK: I noticed you are a UFC fan. Do you have a favorite fighter and why?

P.L. I think Chuck Liddell is one of my favorite guys because we are from the same town (San Luis Obispo) and we actually used to know each other when I was a bartender. Most recently I found myself favoring GSP, simply because he is so well rounded and has just been unstoppable.

JK: As said before, your resume is ridiculous. Movies you’ve worked in include Pirates of the Caribbean 4, The Green Hornet, Hulk, Thor, Paranormal Activity 2, Transformers 1,2, and 3, just to name a few. The one stand out I wanted to ask about is the Star Trek movie where you earned a Screen Actors Guild Award. What was that like for you to win such a prestigious award?

P.L. For the record, I didn’t work on Transformers 3. I got called for it, but it didn’t work out in the end. As for Star Trek, I am proud of being part of such a great project and such a phenomenal stunt team. There were so many talented individuals on that show and I was happy to just be part of it and work with such wonderful people. There are quite a few of us in this industry who have won a SAG Award and it’s nice for the stunt department to get a little recognition.  Most of the general public doesn’t realize we even exist. In fact, some of the other award committees seem to forget we exist at all, but it is nice for SAG, our union, to realize we are such an integral part of the movie making process. Without us, you simply can’t have an action film. How interesting it is for us to risk our lives when making a movie or television show and barely get a nod when it comes to award season. We aren’t in it for the award; that’s not what we are about. But it is nice to get it, nonetheless. Also, how boring would it be to just watch drama after drama, after drama!!! Thank God for the stunt department!

JK: Some of your movies fall within or right at the feet of the comic book entertainment genre. Are you a comic book fan?

P.L. I haven’t always been a comic book fan, but since the entertainment industry has been moving that direction, I can say I am definitely more into it than ever before.

JK: What superhero movie would you like to see come to the big screen? Why?

P.L. Ya know, as long as Loki is there to defeat that superhero or be a part of the team, I couldn’t care less who comes to the big screen (laughing). Team Loki all the way!

 

 

 

 

 

JK: Your body of work extends to television as well, CSI: New York, Alias, CSI: Miami, Bones, Scrubs, etc is there a difference as far as your approach for television or is the same every time you go out?

P.L. My approach to my job is the same whether it’s for television or features. I train hard and come to work prepared no matter the size of the project. I am always ready to throw down and help the stunt team be as successful as possible.

JK: Do you have aspirations of getting behind the camera one day as a full time director?

P.L. I would definitely like to get behind the camera more. I have been doubling many of the leading actors, making a decent living, and am now ready for a bit more. Most recently I’ve been focusing quite a bit on coordinating and as my career evolves, would like to eventually make my way into second unit directing, which will allow for more expression of creativity and innovation.

JK: You have a Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Minors in Geography & Anthropology.That’s impressive. Ever going to use that?

P.L. While I don’t think I will ever go into any of those fields professionally, I do use sociology every day. I am always studying how people interact with each other and find the behavior of people within their society very interesting. I also think everyone should study anthropology. It just makes sense of our evolution and existence on this planet. I could expand more, but that’s another interview in and of itself!

JK: Okay so you worked in this movie that has the entire comic book world buzzing. The buzz became heighten during the Superbowl when Marvel aired a new trailer. This movie looks Spectacular! Of course we’re talking Avengers here. Now knowing that you are bound by the confidentiality waiver they make you sign, but can you give us a little bit of insight?

P.L. Oh man! I wish I could give you some insight!  All I can say is that I am so proud to be a part of this movie! Not only is it such a great ensemble of thespians but also such a great collaboration of stunt professionals. There is such a huge amount of action in this movie and we have some of the industry’s best actors; with those two combined, I really think this is going to be one of the best comic book films/action movies of all time! No matter what movie comes next, The Avengers is always going to rank at the top!

JK: So what’s after the Avengers movie that we can all watch in awe over you?

P.L. You’re too kind! I wrapped filming on R.I.P.D. a few weeks ago where I doubled Ryan Reynolds and that will be coming out in 2013. It’s  another big action movie and should be a big hit! Since then, I have worked on a couple commercials for Target and Dr. Pepper 10. Those should be out in the next month or so.

JK: Attached to this interview is a You Tube video with various stunts that you have performed. Is there any place else fans can see Paul Lacovara or keep up with your work?

P.L. That video is my old stunt reel. It’s a bit dated and I will be getting another one out soon. I think it will be a bit shorter and more action packed with some recent footage. The best place to keep up with my work is probably imdb.com. I don’t do twitter or anything like that, but keep my resume on imdb.com fairly current.

 

Jay Katz: Thank you so much Paul, we look forward to seeing you in the Avengers movie! Continued success, and be safe!

P.L. Thank YOU so much and hopefully we’ll be talking again in the near future!

 

Star Trek® and the Legion of Superheroes Pair Up In July

The 23rd century and the 30th century collide in
IDW’s first-ever crossover with DC Comics’ Super Heroes

[Star Trek Legion Cover]San Diego, CA (July 21, 2011) – The original Starship Enterprise has traveled across time and space on its five-year mission, but it will be entering the DC Universe for the first time this summer. IDW Publishing is proud to announce its first-ever crossover with DC Comics’ Super Heroes in STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES, a six-issue monthly series beginning in October 2011.

STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES tells the tale of the original crew of the Starship Enterprise, who beam down to a planet only to discover that the planet isn’t their intended destination, or even in the right universe. At the same time, a group of “Great Darkness Saga” Legionnaires inside a time sphere find themselves cast into the 23rd century, but it’s not the 23rd century as they know it, either. STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES is a galaxy-spanning adventure that draws both teams together to face a menace that includes Khunds, Klingons, Borg, and other threats that aren’t quite as they should be. The egalitarian United Planets in one universe and a United Federation of Planets in another is now the Imperial Planets of Terra, a dark empire focused on war and conquest, and that’s just the beginning for this special series.

“Nothing like kicking off our first foray into the DC Universe with a story that spans dimensions and centuries,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief and the lead editor on this crossover. “As a huge fan of both of these teams and the eras we’re playing with here, as well as an admirer of the talents involved with this tale, I couldn’t be happier.”

Weaving these disparate universes and characters into a dark, foreboding and mysterious saga is Eisner-nominated writer Chris Roberson (iZombie, Superman), with art by Jeffrey and Philip Moy, both of whom have tackled the Legion and Star Trek in other forms. Phil Jimenez, will provide covers for the entire series, while each issue will also feature variant covers from classic Legion of Superheroes artists such as Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, and Mike Grell, as well as IDW mainstay and Best Artist Eisner-nominee Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key) and others.

“We’re thrilled to be joining such iconic characters together in an exciting adventure that spans space and time,” said Bob Harras, DC Comics Editor-in-Chief.

The STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES series also offers a note of nostalgia for DC Comics and Star Trek, as that publisher produced the popular sci-fi comics under both the DC Comics banner in the ‘80s and the Wildstorm banner in the ‘90s. Now, under IDW’s auspices, both the 23rd and the 30th centuries might never be the same after this new series is complete.

“Chris Roberson, who’s incredibly knowledgeable about both series, managed to not only weave both teams together into a clever story, but he also found a way to tie both universes together through a shared villain that fans will never expect to see,” added Ryall. “And the Moys bring a sense of dynamism and energy to not only the characters we know but also in the designs for some special merged-universe characters, too. Add to that the chance to work with guys I greatly admire on the series’ covers and you’ve really got the makings of something special here. I’m really happy that DC has been such a welcoming partner on the crazy things we’re going to do here.”

Star Trek is licensed by CBS Consumer Products.

STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #1 (of 6, $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores in October 2011.

® & © 2011 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc.

Visit HYPERLINK “http://www.idwpublishing.com/”IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; Toho’s Godzilla and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at HYPERLINK “http://www.idwpublishing.com/”IDWPublishing.com.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash and the Sandman, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating DC Comics across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works with several Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its super heroic content across all media – film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, etc. DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world, publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year.

About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit HYPERLINK “http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com”; www.cbsconsumerproducts.com

Star Trek Comics are Back

All-new ongoing series begins in September

Classic Star Trek: The Original Series episodes reimagined in the new universe

[Star Trek #1 cover A]San Diego, CA (June 17, 2011) – The Star Trek universe will never be the same following the events of the game-changing, blockbuster 2009 film. Beginning with STAR TREK #1 in September, IDW Publishing and CBS Consumer Products join forces with Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci to explore the vast implications of the alternate timeline created by the film in a new, monthly, ongoing comics series.

“Movies cost money. Lots and lots of money,” said Orci. “But comics give us unlimited budgets to take the crew of the Enterprise farther than they’ve ever been. Join us!”

The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue with the new cast from the film as they embark on missions that re-imagine the stories from the original television series, along with new threats and characters never seen before.

Under the creative direction of Orci, fan-favorite STAR TREK writer Mike Johnson and artist Stephen Molnar bring this alternate universe to life and begin the countdown to the highly anticipated Star Trek sequel. The series kicks off with a dramatic new envisioning of The Original Series second pilot, “Where No Man Has Gone Before.”

“Finally, new STAR TREK comics that showcase the new Enterprise crew,” said editor Scott Dunbier. “The only thing more fun than reading them is editing them!”

STAR TREK #1 will feature covers from Tim Bradstreet and David Messina, plus four rare photo covers. Readers are encouraged to talk to their local retailer about the photo covers, and the super rare STAR TREK #1 signed by Orci and Johnson. The debut issue will also feature a golden ticket promotion, with more details to come shortly from IDW.

STAR TREK #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in September 2011. Diamond order code JUN11 0308.

(c) 2011 Paramount pictures Corporation. TM & (c) 2011 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.cbsconsumerproducts.com

IDW goes digital with TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, D

IDW Delivers Over One Million iPad and iPhone Comic Apps

 IDW Publishing today confirmed its leadership position in thedigital comics world with the announcement of another majormilestone – distribution of over one million apps on the Apple AppStoreSM. Demonstrating the breadth of IDW’s overall digitalstrategy, more than three million IDW digital comics have beendistributed across all platforms worldwide.

IDW Publishing was one of the first major comics publishers to stepinto digital distribution. IDW digital comics are presentlyavailable for more mobile devices and platforms than any othermajor publishers, including the Apple AppStoreSM, Sony Digital Comics for the PSP, the Nokia Ovi Store, Amazon’s KindleStore, the AT&T AppCenter® and BlackBerry’s AppWorldTM, with more to be announced throughout 2011. The IDWdigital comics catalog includes single issues and graphic novels,all formatted for tablets, phones and game devices, with titlesranging from top licensed brands to fan-favorite creators. IDW also offers comics through several partners, including iVerse,Graphic.ly, and For-Side.