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Teen Titans #44 (2)Teen Titans #44 (1)Welcome to the 300th InvestComics Hot Picks article. Although Ratchet City Comics and InvestComics didn’t have a chance to give away the awesome Star Wars signature series 9.8 (signed by Brian Wood) graded comic, we’re going to try for another plateau. This time If we can reach 2000 likes by January 20th (my birthday), the payoff will be a signed Tales of the Teen Titans #44 by George Perez! Yes that’s right, the first appearance of Nightwing signed by George Perez can be yours if we get to 2000 likes by January 20 2014. All those who have already shared the InvestComics page are already eligible, we encourage everyone else to share the InvestComics Facebook page to make this happen. Pictured to the right are photos of the actual comic and George Perez holding the book you could win! So it’s my birthday, but I’m in a giving mood! Let’s get to 2000!

A question was recently posted on the all new InvestComics Facebook page: Investing in Comic books 101. The best holiday investment comic of all time? Samurai Santa #1? Yes or No? This is one of the many cool question posted on the page. There is also opinions and talk from different investors about the comic book hobby. If you’re a regular here, you should really head on over to the page and join in. Click HERE to go directly there now.

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Ho ho ho! Variant comics are plentiful this week!

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So what will Santa bring to the new comic book releases this week? One thing Marvel Comics will be sending looks a lot like 19 variants on one new release. Yes, no mistype there folks, 19 variants to accompany the release of Avengers (2012 5th Series) #24.1. What gives here Marvel? Is this really necessary?? Well from a pure business point it totally is. The money grab is in and guess what? You can play a part in the money grab too! It will cost you to lay out a few bucks, but the return might be worth it. There are three grand prize variants to check out on new comic day when it comes to “Rouge Planet #1”. Simone Bianchi holds two of these cards. There is an extremely rare incentive sketch cover for about $75 from Simone. The second grand prize is the Agustin Alessio incentive variant cover. A $50 price tag on that one. And the last variant goes back to Simone. It’s the color version of his sketch cover. That one will set you back only $35. Get any of these signed and graded a 9.8 or higher, you’ll be looking at a decent return.

Wolverine: The Origin #1 in 2001 was a rousing success. So now 12 years later we get Origin II (2013) #1. Haven’t we had enough of the origin stories with Wolverine already? Seems every four months a new revelation comes forth about Wolverines past. “Is Wolverine man or beast?” Yes that’s what the solicitation reads. Haven’t we been down this road before? Okay, enough picking on the Canadian eh. There are two variants the collector should get their hands on here. The first being Adam Kubert’s incentive sketch cover ($75) and the second is from Salvador Larroca ($35). Follow the same rules as previous stated for the Avengers book.

The last of our variant coverage this week deals with Forever Evil (2013 DC) #4. There are two beauties here; a $20 Deathstroke vs Lex Luthor variant and a super duper rare David Finch incentive sketch cover for $160. Both of these variants totally rock! Rules apply as previously mentioned to maximize your dollar on these variants as well.

A very exciting team-up will be occurring for anime fans this week. Robotech Voltron (2013 Dynamite) #1. For anime fans, I’m quite sure they already know the first time Robotech and Voltron hit the comic scene, but for those who may not know here’s the scoop. Voltron’s first comic book came in Voltron #1 (Modern Comics) in 1984. Robotech first came onto the comic book scene in DC’s Sampler #3 in January of 1984 as Robotech Defenders. The comic was an obvious sampler of comics that were to come out via the DC Comics line. The actual full length Robotech Defenders comic book didn’t debut until January 1985. So with that, Comico was the first to actually have a Robotech comic with Robotech The Macross Saga #1 in December of 1984. That’s the lowdown and according to our awesome Terry Hoknes here at InvestComics, Robotech Voltron #1 is about to be sold out.

And another almost sold out comic this week to check out; Deceivers (2013 Boom) #1.

Happy holiday’s. Invest wisely.    

Jay Katz

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The InvestComics team would like to start off this week by congratulating Mike Villegas on winning the Fury #1 comic signed by Jimmy Palmiotti. Way to go Mike!

The team would also like to announce that Rafael Rosario has been accepted on InvestComics’ behalf to join the New York Comic Con Press team! Welcome aboard Rafael! Check out some of Rafael’s awesome CGC and variant books he has for sale from his Ratchet City Comics outfit by clicking right HERE. There are great books to be had, a must look.

And as stated on the InvestComics Facebook page, there is a new contest coming your way very shortly. This one includes a recent comic signed by one of the, if not THE most popular writer in comics today. Stay close for that one!

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An interesting start to this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks….

63292-3857-96288-1-silver-surferSilver Surfer first busted onto the Marvel Comics scene in 1966, while two years prior Daredevil was already making his indelible mark within the Marvel Universe. You want some cool facts? How about this? Silver Surfer didn’t appear inside a Daredevil comic until 24 years after his first appearance in Daredevil #281. Understandable you say why would these two characters ever cross paths, but 24 years to make a guest appearance? How about this? Daredevil returned the favor in a Surfer book 7 years after Daredevil #281 in Silver Surfer #128! So it took DD 33 years to make a guest appearance in a surfer comic! And check out that Surfer cover by Ron Garney to the right. Such a beauty I didn’t want it to get lost in the shuffle in the scroll gallery. So why all of this SS and DD talk you ask? Well in a rare moment this week, Silver Surfer is set to appear in Daredevil (2011 3rd Series) #30. Yes this is rare indeed.

Arrow (2012 DC) #10 will debut Shado’s character into the DC Comics universe this week. Yes, you’re saying to yourself, huh? According to the DC Comics solicit; Shado will make her comic book debut. Well either this is one of those bogus New 52 things where “everyone” is making their debut, or this is a severe lack of bad solicitation. Maybe the wording was meant to say that the television character Shado will make her debut? Because Shado did first appear back in 1987’s Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #1. Granted the 1987 version is different from that of the current version, but essentially the same character with a new spin. Bottom line is that Shado’s first appearance is in 1987, not 2013.

Green Arrow Longbow #1With a little help from our friends at InvestComics, Terry Hoknes has provided his awesome column on the website that gives readers the insight on what number one comics are sold out and close to being sold out, or not even close in some cases. So with a combination of his spectacular list and the InvestComics Hot Picks, we dive into some number one (and zero) comics you may want to watch.

The leader of the pack goes to Big Dog Ink; Penny For Your Soul Death (2013 Big Dog Ink) #1. Very few copies are hanging on at the distributor right now. One of the variants is already sold out. The  Batman Beyond Universe (2013) #1 variant is completely sold out with quite a few regular covers waiting to be snatched up on reorder. This comic can be sold out in a hurry if word gets out that this series is an ass kicker. Plenty of Kiss Kids (2013 IDW) #1 issues still available, one of the variants is sold out. Living Corpse Haunted (2013 Dynamite) #0 One Shot sits with 34 copies in the warehouse, as Bloodshot (2012 3rd Series) #0 will most likely see a second print coming shortly.

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BEST INVESTMENT SILVER AGE COMIC Debate !

Here we analyze growth of the most valuable key issue Silver Age comics and prove the point with statistics.

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AMAZING FANTASY #15 (MARVEL 1962)

The most valuable comic book of the last 70 years !

Not only the #1 most valuable comic book of the silver age but in fact the #9 most valuable comic book of all time !

Strong steady growth the past few years – will it keep going !

With issue #15 (Aug. 1962) Amazing Adult Fantasy was retitled Amazing Fantasy. In numerous interviews Lee recalls how the title had been slated for cancellation, and that therefore, with nothing to lose, publisher Martin Goodman reluctantly agreed to allow him to introduce Spider-Man, a new kind ofsuperhero — one who would be a teenager, but not a sidekick, and one who would have everymandoubts, neuroses and money problems. Sales for Amazing Fantasy #15, however, actually proved to be one of Marvel’s highest at the time so the company installed Spider-Man into a series of his own.

This version of the history is problematic: it was seven months before the first issue of The Amazing Spider-Man arrived on newsstands to capitalize on the new character’s apparent popularity. Furthermore, Amazing Fantasy #15’s message from the editor about “the new Amazing”, (advertised in a blurb on the front cover), in fact pertains to that issue’s deletion of the word “Adult” from the title of the series. The editor’s message explains the reasons for the new format and a new theme or direction promised for the series, which was evidently supposed to continue as Amazing Fantasy. Likewise, Lee’s parting text on the final page of the published origin story actually urges readers, “Be sure to see the next issue of Amazing Fantasy — for the further amazing exploits of America’s most different new teen-age idol — Spiderman!” (one of several instances in the early days that even Lee forgot or omitted the hyphen in the character’s name).

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There is no denying that in NM shape this books is the leader of books to invest in.

However these are not the copies that turn up for sale and these are NOT the copies that the average collector can afford.

So how good of an investment are the lower grade copies.

This book has not always been jumping in value.  Believe it or not it was only as far back as 2004 that there was a market correction on this overpriced book and the book fell in value in all conditions low to high grade.  It would basically stall for another year in high grade but surprisingly moved up in low grade.

In more recent years the NM copies have been unstoppable in the Overstreet guide.

PAST 1 YEAR

16.6% profit in NM or 5.71% profit in GD

PAST 5 YEARS

250% profit in NM or 100% profit in GD

PAST 10 YEARS

264.58% profit in NM or 192.95% profit in GD

Calculation for Percentage profit= 125000/50000 *100=250.00%

 

THE INCREDIBLE HULK #1 (MARVEL 1962)

The #2 most valuable comic book of the last 60 years!

The Hulk is a fictional character, a comic book superhero appearing in publications by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Leeand Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). Throughout his comic book appearances, the Hulk is portrayed as a large green humanoid that possesses near limitless superhuman strength and great invulnerability, attributes that grow more potent the angrier he becomes. Hulk is the alter ego of Bruce Banner, a socially withdrawn and emotionally reserved physicist who physically transforms into the Hulk under emotional stress and other specific circumstances at will or against it; these involuntary transformations lead to many complications in Banner’s life. When transformed, the Hulk often acts as a disassociated separate personality that hates Banner.

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All Marvel key early silver age books have had super strong years the past 4 years in a row ever since the USA stock market crashed.  Before that the book was making small steady increases every year.  The book is from 1962 just like Amazing Fantasy #15 and is debatedly a rarer book.

PAST 1 YEAR

16.6% profit in NM or 11.1% profit in GD

PAST 5 YEARS

228.12% profit in NM or 100% profit in GD

PAST 10 YEARS

452.63% profit in NM or 215.95% profit in GD

 

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (MARVEL 1961)

The first Marvel superhero comic of the silver age.

Apocryphal legend has it that in 1961, longtime magazine and comic book publisher Martin Goodman was playing golf with either Jack Liebowitzor Irwin Donenfeld of rival company DC Comics, then known as National Periodical Publications, and that the top executive bragged about DC’s success with the new superhero team the Justice League of America While film producer and comics historian Michael Uslan has debunked the particulars of that story, Goodman, a publishing trend-follower, aware of the JLA’s strong sales, did direct his comics editor,Stan Lee, to create a comic-book series about a team of superheroes. According to Lee, writing in 1974, “Martin mentioned that he had noticed one of the titles published by National Comics seemed to be selling better than most. It was a book called The Justice League of America and it was composed of a team of superheroes. … ‘If the Justice League is selling’, spoke he, ‘why don’t we put out a comic book that features a team of superheroes?’

Lee, who had served as editor-in-chief and art director of Marvel Comics and its predecessor companies, Timely Comics and Atlas Comics, for two decades, found that the medium had become creatively restrictive. Determined “to carve a real career for myself in the nowhere world of comic books, Lee concluded that, “For just this once, I would do the type of story I myself would enjoy reading…. And the characters would be the kind of characters I could personally relate to: they’d be flesh and blood, they’d have their faults and foibles, they’d be fallible and feisty, and — most important of all — inside their colorful, costumed booties they’d still have feet of clay.  Lee said he created a synopsis for the first Fantastic Four story that he gave to penciller Jack Kirby, who then drew the entire story. Kirby turned in his penciled art pages to Lee, who added dialogue and captions. This approach to creating comics, which became known as the “Marvel Method“, worked so well for Lee and Kirby that they used it from then on; the Marvel Method became standard for the company within a year.

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This book used to be the most valuable at one point but has been surpaced by stronger interest in Spider-man and The Hulk.

It has shown the most consistent steady smaller growth year to year.

It has had a few small market corrections such as falling prices in VF in 2004.  In 2012 low grade prices fell and have stalled in the past couple years.

PAST 1 YEAR

16.6% profit in NM or 0% profit in GD

PAST 5 YEARS

156.09% profit in NM or 60% profit in GD

PAST 10 YEARS

228.12% profit in NM or 137.52% profit in GD

 

SHOWCASE #4 (DC 1956) 1ST APP OF THE FLASH

4 The Flash (Barry Allen) DC editor Julius Schwartz assigned writer Robert Kanigher and artists Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert to the company’s first attempt at reviving superheroes: an updated version of the Flash that would appear in Showcase #4 (October 1956). The eventual success of the new, science-fiction oriented Flash heralded the wholesale return of superheroes, and the beginning of what fans and historians call the Silver Age of Comic Books

For many years this ranked as the most valuable comic book of the silver age and is considered by most to be the 1st comic that started the actual silver age of comics led by DC Comics.  Unfortunately there is no major motion picture starring The Flash to catapult the price and interest up on this book like the comparable key Marvel silver age issues.

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PAST 1 YEAR

8.3% profit in NM or 8.57% profit in GD

PAST 5 YEARS

44.44% profit in NM or 42.53% profit in GD

PAST 10 YEARS

71.05% profit in NM or 59.93% profit in GD

 

So here are the most expensive books and the growth they have shown over the past decade.  Some books are showing bigger percent gains than others but that is no guarantee of what will happen in the future.  It would actually not be surprising if the roles and percentages change in the future.   Eventually the books that get “left behind” are the ones that do the best catching up !

Most Valuable DELL COMICS published each year

Most Valuable DELL COMICS published each year

Key investment comics and historically important issues

Compiled and edited by comic book historian Terry Hoknes www.HoknesComics.com     hoknes@hotmail.com

These are the 3 most valuable DELL comic books published in every year

(Overstreet 2013 guide NM prices)

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These books have proven to be consistently the most in demand key issues ever and are the best investments long term.

This list only include regular cover mass printed editions.  No variants or limited edition versions included.

This is the first time a yearly comparison has ever been made and the purpose is to show a few things. 

First of all it does truly highlight the major key books of every year.  It also shows quickly which titles seems to pop up the most often and are truly the most expensive series to collect.  Some titles are just more collected than others and bring higher $$ amounts even to non-key issues in a run. 

Note that some years have lesser keys standing at the front of the line and are for their age a better investment. This can always be seen with most books from the 1950’s which are much more affordable and scarcer than any more recent books.

1936

POPULAR COMICS #1 $5,400.00 / FUNNIES #1 $5,000.00 / FUNNIES #2 $2,250.00

1937

THE COMICS #1 $2,900.00 / 100 PAGES OF COMICS #1 $2,350.00 / WESTERN ACTION THRILLERS #1 $1,325.00

1938

SUPER COMICS #1 $3,500.00 / CRACKAJACK FUNNIES #1 $2,800.00 / NICKEL COMICS #1 $1,275.00

1939

FOUR COLOR COMICS #1 $21,000.00 / LARGE FEATURE COMICS #3 $3,200.00 / LARGE FEATURE COMICS #5 $3,200.00

1940

WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES #1 $45,000.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #4 $30,000.00 / WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES #2 $17,000.00

1941

LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES #1 $24,000.00 / FOUR COLOR #16 $16,500.00 / LARGE FEATURE COMICS #20 $13,500.00

1942

FOUR COLOR COMICS #9 $20,000.00 / LARGE FEATURE COMICS #8 $3,700.00 / LARGE FEATURE COMICS #7 $2,700.00

1943

FOUR COLOR COMICS #29 $14,500.00 / WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES #31 $7,200.00 / WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES #32 $3,600.00

1944

FOUR COLOR COMICS #38 $4,200.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #48 $2,300.00 / RED RYDER VICTORY PATROL $1,500.00

1945

FOUR COLOR COMICS #62 $5,900.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #74 $4,400.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #79 $2,450.00

1946

FOUR COLOR COMICS #108 $4,200.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #97 $1,600.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #105 $1,300.00

1947

FOUR COLOR COMICS #178 $3,200.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #147 $2,800.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #159 $2,400.00

1948

TARZAN #1 $2,650.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #199 $2,150.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #189 $2,000.00

1949

FOUR COLOR COMICS #223 $1,950.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #238 $1,500.00 / DELL GIANT CHRISTMAS PARADE $1,250.00

1950

HOWDY DOODY #1 $2,000.00 / DELL GIANT VACATION PARADE #1 $1,900.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #263 $1,175.00

1951

FOUR COLOR COMICS #308 $1,075.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #318 $1,075.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #328 $1,050.00

1952

FOUR COLOR COMICS #386 $5,200.00 / DONALD DUCK #26 $800.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #367 $800.00

1953

DELL GIANT PETER PAN TREASURE CHEST #1 $2,650.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #456 $2,450.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #495 $1,650.00

1954

FOUR COLOR COMICS #596 $1,550.00 / DELL GIANT DONALD DUCK FUN BOOK $1,250.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #583 $975.00

1955

FOUR COLOR COMICS #656 $725.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #631 $325.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #635 $275.00

1956

LONE RANGER MOVIE STORY $725.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #735 $500.00 / TUROK SON OF STONE #3 $485.00

1957

DELL GIANT MICKEY MOUSE ALMANAC #1 $540.00 / DELL GIANT UNCLE SCROOGE GOES TO DISNEYLAND $510.00 / DELL GIANT CHRISTMAS IN DISNEYLAND #1 $500.00

1958

FOUR COLOR COMICS #878 $1,000.00 / DELL GIANT CHRISTMAS PARADE #9 $500.00 / DELL GIANT DISNEY BIRTHDAY PARTY $500.00

1959

DELL GIANT SLEEPING BEAUTY #1 $500.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #1043 $485.00 / DELL GIANT SUMMER FUN #2 $480.00

1960

FOUR COLOR COMICS #1110 $675.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #1128 $600.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #1100 $400.00

1961

FOUR COLOR COMICS #1173 $440.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #1237 $390.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #1152 $365.00

1962

BARBIE AND KEN #1 $900.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #1252 $800.00 / FOUR COLOR COMICS #1341 $735.00

1963

BARBIE AND KEN #3 $625.00 / BARBIE AND KEN #4 $625.00 / UNIVERSAL PRESENTS DRACULA $340.00

1964

THE BEATLES #1 $1,100.00 / BARBIE AND KEN #5 $650.00 / THE OUTER LIMITS #1 $225.00

1965

BEWITCHED #1 $285.00 / I DREAM OF JEANNIE #1 $260.00 / MOVIE CLASSICS: SONS OF KATIE ELDER $200.00

1966

MOVIE CLASSICS: SANTA CLAUS with Record $225.00 / DR WHO AND THE DALEKS $200.00 / I DREAM OF JEANNIE #2 $195.00

1967

MIGHTY HEROES #1 $200.00 / MOVIE CLASSICS: EL DORADO $200.00 / THE MONKEES #1 $175.00

1968

THE FLYING NUN #1  $100.00 / THE MONKEES #8 $95.00 / THE MONKEES #9 $95.00

1969

MOVIE CLASSICS: VALLEY OF GWANGI $140.00 / THE MOD SQUAD #1 $100.00 / THE MONKEES #17 $95.00

1970

THE BRADY BUNCH #1 $220.00 / THE BRADY BUNCH #2 $150.00 / COURTSHIP OF EDDIE’S FATHER #1 $80.00

1971

BEVERLY HILLBILLIES #21 $80.00 / MOD SQUAD #7 $50.00 / MOD SQUAD #8 $50.00

1972

FRIDAY FOSTER #1 $50.00 / DRACULA #6 $26.00 / MILLIE THE LOVABLE MONSTER #4 $24.00

1973

MILLIE THE LOVABLE MONSTER #6 $24.00 / DRACULA #8 $20.00 / LONE RANGER DOLL GIVEAWAYS $20.00

 

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

Copyright 1995-2013 by Terry Hoknes at hoknes@hotmail.com  www.HoknesComics.com  / Overstreet Price Guide Data is copyright 1970-2013 by Bob Overstreet & Gemstone Publishing, other info and data reprinted from Ebay at www.ebay.com  , Heritage Auctions at www.ha.com  , Comichron at http://www.comichron.com / , CGC census info from www.cgccomics.com  , GP Analysis from www.gpanalysis.com  and comic cover artwork at www.comics.org

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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. This article is used as a guide for investments and more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments should be used as a judgement upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing and have fun.)

Well speculation fans, another light week gives us a chance to get to those back issue bins. There are too many goodies waiting for you out there, so be sure to grab them before someone else does.

Jimmy-Palmiotti-Signed-Nick-Fury-1If you haven’t seen or heard about the latest InvestComics Newsletter release, there is a contest going on! You can be the lucky winner of a copy of Fury #1 SIGNED by Jimmy Palmiotti! All you have to do is share the InvestComics Facebook page and Twitter with everyone. Let us know that you did so, you will become qualified. If you do not have a Twitter account, no biggie, share us on Facebook. If you don’t have a Facebook page, then email us to everyone on your address list! If you don’t……well you get the idea. And check out the actual picture of Jimmy signing your comic book to the right. Enter to win!!

A quick mention about a new column that has gone up on InvestComics this week called “Sold Out – New #1 Comics.” Terry Hoknes is bringing his A game once again. His regular articles are full of amazing stats, the new article brings the issue availability of the new releases from Diamond Distributors (number one issues of course). So by examining the list each week one can tell what number one issues are commanding the attention of the collectors market, thus creating a possible bump in the speculation market. This is a collector’s dream list and I seriously suggest you check it out. You can click right HERE for the latest article. Believe me you’ll be happy that you did. Amazing.

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So staying on topic here a bit, there are six number one issues to check out this week. There are two in particular that should be on your radar. Burn The Orphanage Born To Lose (2013 Image) #1 and Sidekick (2013 Image) #1. Both of these are Sold Out at Diamond. Now does this mean that they are going to go bonkers in the aftermarket? Well no, but obviously it is a cause for concern if these comics are a huge hit. So this is a judgment call on the speculators part. Pick up the comics, read them and decide for yourself. Are these number one hyperbole issues or are these stories so good that it will cause a stir amongst the readers/speculation market. One thing that is for sure is that InvestComics comic book reviewer Brianna Floss gave Sidekick #1 a rating of 7.5 out of 10. That’s not too shabby. (Check out Brianna’s reviews coming tomorrow)

Lords of Mars (2013 Dynamite) #1 over saturates the market with 7 different covers, in which 3 variants are Sold Out already. Lady Rawhide (2013 Dynamite) #1 only has 2 covers. There are only about 13 variant copies left, so keep an eye out on that one. Another tease, the awesome Brianna gave the Lady a 7.5 rating out of 10. And just in case you are in the market for LR’s first appeance, that would be Zorro #3 from 1994.  Pathfinder Goblins (2013 Dynamite) #1 regular cover has an abundance of copies left, but the variants seems to be selling well. And fans of Buck Rogers can check out Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (2013 Hermes Press) #1. Looks like a fun read!

DC Comics brings back another hired assassin into their New 52 Universe. Is it “new” anymore? Probably not of course, but they are still reintroducing characters so it’s still “new” to them right? Eh anyhow, Lady Vic makes her triumphed return in Batwing (2011) #23! You’ve been pining for her return, right? So Lady Vic is doing the whole choke hold on our beloved Batwing on the cover, looking all bad ass. She looked every bit the part in her 1997 debut in Nightwing #4. Looks like Nighty is in a world of trouble on that cover! If you are in the market for this comic, search out the 50 cent or dollar bins. Easy find and you’ll have the Lady’s first appearance.

Be sure to check out Terry Hoknes’ new column each week! As well as InvestComics other awesome columns! Reviews from Brianna, The Comic Brokers Report, the video Comic Book review show FFFIC,  the best podcast on the planet Breaking The 4th Wall, and so much more!

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See you soon, invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Newsletter – May 2013

 InvestComics Newsletter – May 2013

 
The-Dawning-COVER-1-jpegWelcome to the May InvestComics Newsletter. Spring is upon us as the summer months quickly approach. Summertime means fun, sun, beach, concerts, barbeques, and the first issue of the new InvestComics Publications. Yes that’s right fans, not only will your summer be filled with all the aforementioned, but you’re first crack at owning the historic first issue release from InvestComics Publications. “The Dawning #1” by David Whalen will hit next month and in this newsletter is the number one issue cover! Bask in its glory, we sure are!

The InvestComics website has a new writer on board; Terry Hoknes. Terry is the author of “Investing In Comic Books.” He will be filling up the new article section titled “Comic Market & Stats.” Terry is going to bring articles with the most comprehensive comic book stat list you will find on the internet. We guarantee it. Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at these articles already posted on InvestComics (Click on the title to jump to the article) “The Walking Dead – Complete Print Run History”, “Best Selling Comic Books of this Decade”, and “Best Selling Non-Super Hero Comics of April 2013.” Yes these are a comic book collectors dream to have such an extensive list broken down like this. We all look forward to these fantastic articles and stats.

A new tab went up on the top of the InvestComics web page recently; it’s called “Conventions.” InvestComics has visited many shows over the years and it only made sense to have a separate section all to its own. For many years the convention articles, photos, and videos were scattered throughout the site. Now it’s all contained in one area. The section is far from done, more to be added, but it IC-Conventions2has filled up nicely so far, so go check it out.

InvestComics Media is building an exclusive video catalog on BlipTV. Be sure to see many videos you will not find on Youtube or anywhere else. Click right HERE to check things out. Included within those exclusive videos will be the new contest that involves Walking Dead. An autograph from Michael Koske; a Featured walker on the show. Stay tuned for that!

The latest Comic Broker’s Report from Topher Seal went up on InvestComics. Check out the Comic Broker’s Report May 2013 right HERE.

Be sure to check out the weekly video review show FFFIC with Sebastian Piccione & Shaun Sorenson as well as the best podcast on the internet; Breaking the 4th Wall with Shaun Cobble, Kirstie Cobble, Jason Craycroft, and Shuan Sorenson. Recently, InvestComics got a hold of Premiere Grader Paul Litch of CGC to be interviewed on BT4W. Fantastic interview done by Shaun Cobble, check that out right HERE.

InvestComics has a vast hub of social media outlets, but the one place to find out about news/articles/contest/videos and so much more is the InvestComics Facebook page. Go right HERE to join the fans and talk things up. Speaking of talking things up, be sure to drop comments on the InvestComics website comment section below every article too.

Bob Heske of Heske Horror, graphic novels, screenwriter, and longtime contributor to the IndieCreator column here at InvestComics has a movie that will be coming out called; Blessid. Bob says the movie is coming along and we will see it soon. To get updates on the film, fans should LIKE the Facebook page Blessid the Movie; click right HERE to that. There will be a new IndieCreator column coming up shortly, so be on the lookout for that too.

InvestComics has a couple of conventions scheduled. So far Miami SuperCon and New York Comic Con. And as always, we will bring you all some goodies (contest) back as well as some interviews, and photos.

See you next month.

Jay Katz – CEO
InvestComics/InvestComics Publications

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