Hot Picks Top 5 #53

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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.
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NOTE. Please understand that when InvestComics releases the Hot Picks article on Friday that many of the independent comics may not be available on Ebay yet. Most of the time, some of the more obscure titles make their way onto Ebay later on in the week or right on/at/before new comic book day on Wednesday. Be sure to check back and click the links or cover(s) to see if the books you want have been listed on Ebay. They usually show up, so be sure to check back!

We are not responsible for comics not shipped on time and or changing of release dates regarding this article or any article on InvestComics. We report on the comics DUE out the coming week. We have NO control of release dates nor will we change our article to accommodate a change in shipping, release date or cancellation. We also use the phrase “sold out” in our articles on a regular basis. “Sold out” means at the distributor. We have no way of knowing if your local comic shop still has copies at their store on the shelf of a comic that is no longer available on the distributor level. Please use common sense here.

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NOTE. Please understand that when InvestComics releases the Hot Picks article on Friday that many of the independent comics may not be available on Ebay yet. Most of the time, some of the more obscure titles make their way onto Ebay later on in the week or right on/at/before new comic book day on Wednesday. Be sure to check back and click the links or cover(s) to see if the books you want have been listed on Ebay. They usually show up, so be sure to check back!

We are not responsible for comics not shipped on time and or changing of release dates regarding this article or any article on InvestComics. We report on the comics DUE out the coming week. We have NO control of release dates nor will we change our article to accommodate a change in shipping, release date or cancellation. We also use the phrase “sold out” in our articles on a regular basis. “Sold out” means at the distributor level. We have no way of knowing if YOUR local comic shop still has copies on their store shelf. Please use common sense here.

 

Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #2

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International Iron Man #1

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International Iron Man #1 – Gabriele Dell Otto variant (sold out).

All-New Inhumans #5 – Introduction here, the Skyspears. Marco D’Alfonso Sugar Hill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight Hip Hop cover is sold out.

Steven Universe And The Crystal Gems #1 – (Boom Studios) is completely sold out. Regular and variant covers.

A&A #1 – Look for this Valiant comic to generate some noise amongst readers. 

Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #2 – Get in on these early issues. Great comic, great team.

 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #415 (Click the link to read now!).

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Avengers #28 (1966) Graded 4.5 (IC 100 Club Pick)

Superman American Alien #5

Martian Manhunter #10

Poison Ivy Cycle Of Life And Death #3

Legends of Tomorrow #1

Warlock #9

Warlock #9 – Click To Buy/Bid

Avengers #28

Avengers #28 (1966) – Click To Buy/Bid

Green Arrow #50

Astro City #33

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3 Devils #1

Ghostbusters Deviations

Star Trek #55

Lords of The Jungle #1

Huck #5

Monstress #4

Infinty Entity #2

Warlock #9 (1977)

Scarlet Witch #4

Squadron Supreme #5

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Skull The Slayer #1 (1975)

Clandestino #2 

Green Arrow #50 Batman v Superman cover

Green Arrow #50 Batman v Superman cover – Click To Buy/Bid

Poison Ivy Cycle Of Life And Death #3

Poison Ivy Cycle Of Life And Death #3 – Click To Buy/Bid

Rivers of London #1

Kanan The Last Padawan #12

Santeria The Goddess Kiss #1

Turncoat #1

Doorman #1

Saber Rider and The Star Sheriffs #1

 

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Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz – Social Media Strategist

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Avengers #28

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NOTE. Please understand that when InvestComics releases the Hot Picks article on Friday that many of the independent comics may not be available on Ebay yet. Most of the time, some of the more obscure titles make their way onto Ebay later on in the week or right on/at/before new comic book day on Wednesday. Be sure to check back and click the links or cover(s) to see if the books you want have been listed on Ebay. They usually show up, so be sure to check back!

We are not responsible for comics not shipped on time and or changing of release dates regarding this article or any article on InvestComics. We report on the comics DUE out the coming week. We have NO control of release dates nor will we change our article to accommodate a change in shipping, release date or cancellation. We also use the phrase “sold out” in our articles on a regular basis. “Sold out” means at the distributor. We have no way of knowing if your local comic shop still has copies at their store on the shelf of a comic that is no longer available on the distributor level. Please use common sense here.  

Each week InvestComics seeks out a comic(s) on Ebay for $100 or less and then brings it to the attention of our fans. We call it IC 100 Club Pick. The idea is to get a great book at a great price. We do not own nor are we selling these comics. The comics are found by a random process. We do not know the ebay seller(s), nor are we promoting the Ebay seller. Any knowing from the Ebay seller of InvestComics or its affiliates in purely coincidental. (See disclaimer for more details).

IC 100 Club Pick: Avengers #28 (1966) Graded 4.5. This Silver Age beauty is the first appearance of the Collector and Giant-Man becomes Goliath. With legends attached to this book named, Lee, Kirby, Heck, and Giacoia, it would make a great addition to your collection. At a price tag of (only) $79.99 with free shipping. An early Avengers comic, a first appearance and 4 legendary creators…..what is there not to love here?  

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Green Arrow #50

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Poison Ivy Cycle Of Life And Death #3

Poison Ivy Cycle Of Life And Death #3 – Click To Buy/Bid

Legends of Tomorrow #1

Legends of Tomorrow #1 – Click To buy/Bid

Green Arrow #50 Batman v Superman cover

Green Arrow #50 Batman V Superman Cover – Click To Buy/Bid

 

 

The Superman American Alien series continues to impress. Check out Superman American Alien #5 coming out this week.
Martian Manhunter #10 will contain the origin of J’onn J’onzz.
Poison Ivy Cycle Of Life And Death #3 cover by Clay Mann. Kudos!
Legends of Tomorrow #1 will have 4 separate stories of various characters from various creators. Firestorm from Conway, Hunter and Pansica. Metamorpho by Lopresti and Banning. Sugar & Spike (all grown up!) from Giffen and Evely. Metal Men from Wein, Scott, and Yildiray. As you can see, some super talents in this book. Fans should be up for a great read!
Both covers, the regular and variant for the Green Arrow #50 issue this Wednesday are awesome. Shane Davis on the regular cover and Aaron Kuder on the Batman V Superman variant.
Astro City #33 will introduce Fix-It Man.

IDW’s 3 Devils #1 from creator Bo Hampton looks good. Bo handles writing and art duties. Also from IDW, Ghostbusters fans will be treated to a new story; Ghostbusters Deviations. Sticking with the franchise stamp, Star Trek #55 will be the first part of a four part story line; Legacy of Spock.
Legend Alex Ross delivers as he does so often on the new Lords of The Jungle #1 cover from Dynamite Entertainment.

Superman American Alien #5

Superman American Alien #5 – Click To Buy/Bid

Infinity Enitity #2

Infinity Enitity #2 – Click To Buy/bid

Warlock #9

Warlock #9 (1975) – Click To Buy/Bid

Astro City #33

Astro City #33 – Click To Buy/Bid

 

 

 

Back to Ghostbusters for a sec. The Huck #5 (Image Comics) variant from Rafael Albuquerque will keep to his trend with movie variants. This time with Ghostbusters!
If you haven’t been keeping up with Monstress (Image Comics) from Marjorie Liu, well then you’ve been missing out. Catch Monstress #4 this week and go HERE for all available Monstress books on Ebay.

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Infinty Entity #2 has Warlock running into the character In-Betweener. In-Betweener first appeared back in 1975’s Warlock #9. A Jim Starlin creation. Jim Starlin writes and draws that issue. Jim is also writing the Infinity Entity series.
InvestComics is still feeling the bull market with Deadpool And The Mercs For Money. Check out Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #2 and see why we feel this way. Good stuff happening here. All the first appearances of each group member right HERE.
A few things regarding the new All-New Inhumans #5 this week. First, there seems to be an introduction here, the Skyspears. Never heard of them, maybe you have? If not, this will be their first appearance. Second, a very cool Neal Adams variant! And lastly, a Spider-Man guest spot. An all around good comic here. Also good to know, the Marco D’Alfonso Sugar Hill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight Hip Hop cover is sold out.

International Iron Man #1

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Squadron Supreme #5

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Skull The Slayer #1

Skull The Slayer #1 – Click to Buy/Bid

Scarlet Witch #4

Scarlet Witch #4 – Click to Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Iron Man #1 from Bendis and Maleev. It will be an interesting read because Michael usually takes us readers to places we’ve never gone. Lots of variants to choose from. We dig the Gabriele Dell Otto variant (sold out).
We love, love the regular cover to Scarlet Witch #4 from David Aja. Lovely.
Squadron Supreme #5 features a character being brought back from obscurity. Although featured in a few books late last year, he hasn’t appeared much of anywhere in his 41 year existence. Skull The Slayer makes an appearance this Wednesday. He first appeared in Skull The Slayer #1 in 1975. Written by Marv Wolfman and a cover by Gil Kane/Al Milgrom.

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Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #2

Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #2 – Click To Buy/Bid

All New Inhumans #5

All New Inhumans #5 – Click to Buy/Bid

All New Inhumans #5 Hip Hop Cover

All New Inhumans #5 Hip Hop Cover – Click To Buy/Bid

Martian Manhunter #10

Martian Manhunter #10 – Click To Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valiant Entertainment has done it again. They have sold out of a comic and are releasing a second print with the first print on the same day. A&A #1 will have quite the variant of choosing when Wednesday hits, but our fav’s are the Kano and Phil Jimenez covers.

After a bit of a wait, Clandestino #2 (Black Mask) will finally get fans back in the mood.
Rivers of London #1 (Titan Comics) one variant is sold out. 
Steven Universe And The Crystal Gems #1 (Boom Studios) is sold out.

A&A #1

A&A #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

A&A #1 Phil Jimenez

A&A #1 Phil Jimenez – Click To Buy/Bid

Clandestino #2

Clandestino #2 – Click To Buy/Bid

Rivers of London #1

Rivers of London #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

Steven Universe And The Crystal Gems #1

Steven Universe And The Crystal Gems #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comics you should check out on new comic book day. Kanan The Last Padawan #12 (Marvel Comics), Santeria The Goddess Kiss #1 (Aspen Entertainment), Turncoat #1 (Boom Studios), Doorman #1 (Heavy Metal), Saber Rider and The Star Sheriffs #1 (Lion Forge Comics).

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Monstress #4

Monstress #4 – Click To Buy/Bid

Lords of The Jungle #1

Lords of The Jungle #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

Ghostbusters Deviations

Ghostbusters Deviations – Click To Buy/Bid

Huck #5

Huck #5 – Click To Buy/Bid

Kanan The Last Padawan #12

Kanan The Last Padawan #12 – Click To Buy/Bid

Star Trek #55

Star Trek #55 – Click To Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

Hot Picks Top 5 #52

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Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #414 and new comics coming this Wednesday 3/9/16. Click the link to read the article now.

Click on the RED links or comic cover to buy/bid right now.
**Please, if you are a new reader or a regular reader of this article and have not seen or read the disclaimer, we urge you to read it (link provided above).
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.
NOTEThe InvestComics site is BEST viewed on Google Chrome!

Hot Picks Video #414 below:
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NOTE. Please understand that when InvestComics releases the Hot Picks article on Friday that many of the independent comics may not be available on Ebay yet. Most of the time, some of the more obscure titles make their way onto Ebay later on in the week or right on/at/before new comic book day on Wednesday. Be sure to check back and click the links or cover(s) to see if the books you want have been listed on Ebay. They usually show up, so be sure to check back!

We are not responsible for comics not shipped on time and or changing of release dates regarding this article or any article on InvestComics. We report on the comics DUE out the coming week. We have NO control of release dates nor will we change our article to accommodate a change in shipping, release date or cancellation.

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Spider-Man Deadpool #3

Spider-Man Deadpool #3 – Hot Pick of the Week 2 – Click To Buy/Bid

Mockingbird #1

Mockingbird #1 – Hot Pick of the Week 1 – Click To Buy/Bid

Disney Kingdoms The Haunted Mansion #1 – This Disney comic will not only be great, but the Skottie Young variant will probably sell out too.

Spider-Man Deadpool #3 – Mercs For Money make their first appearance in this series. InvestComics gave fans a heads up on this group a little while ago, right HERE, HERE and HERE. Each time giving fans the first appearances of the members in Mercs For Money. A team and individuals to watch out for.

Mockingbird #1 – Newcomers Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk bring fans a new series. We wait with bated breath for this series to deliver the goods. Which we think will.

Samurai #1 – From Titan Comics is sold out.

Action Comics #50 – Aaron Kuder provides the cover to the Savage Dawn pre-finale. We love this cover. 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #414 (Click the link to read now!).

Fantastic Four #67

Fantastic Four #67 – Click To Buy/Bid

Marvel Premiere #1

Marvel Premiere #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

Logan’s Run #6 (1977) 9.0 – IC 100 Club Pick

Marvel Team-Up #95 (1980)

Fantastic Four #67 (1967)

Marvel Premiere #1 (1972)

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Spider-Gwen #6

All-New Wolverine #6

New Suicide Squad #18

Detective Comics #50

Jupiter’s Circle #4

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Tommy #1

Elasticator #1

Henchgirl #5

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Logan’s Run #6 (1977) 9.0 – IC 100 Club Pick – Click To Buy/Bid

Marvel Team-Up #95

Marvel Team-Up #95 – Click To Buy/Bid

Voracious #2

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Aw Yeah Comics Action Cat #1

Leaving Megalopolis Surviving Megalopolis #3

Gutter Magic #3

Heroes Godsend #1

Power Button #0

Baker Street Peculiars #1

Street Fighter V The Life and Deaths of Charlie Nash #1

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Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz – Social Media Strategist

Hot Picks Video #414

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 3/9/16

**Please, if you are a new reader or a regular reader of this article and have not seen or read the disclaimer, we urge you to read it (link provided above).

Click on the RED links or the comic cover to buy/bid from All sellers on Ebay.

Check out last weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #413 mobile video. Then read the InvestComics Hot Picks #413!

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Logan’s Run #6 – Click to Buy now

NOTE. Please understand that when InvestComics releases the Hot Picks article on Friday that many of the independent comics may not be available on Ebay yet. Most of the time, some of the more obscure titles make their way onto Ebay later on in the week or right on/at/before new comic book day on Wednesday. Be sure to check back and click the links or cover(s) to see if the books you want have been listed on Ebay. They usually show up, so be sure to check back!
We are not responsible for comics not shipped on time and or changing of release dates regarding this article or any article on InvestComics. We report on the comics DUE out the coming week. We have NO control of release dates nor will we change our article to accommodate a change in shipping, release date or cancellation.

Each week InvestComics seeks out a comic(s) on Ebay for $100 or less and then brings it to the attention of our fans. We call it IC 100 Club Pick. The idea is to get a great book at a great price. We do not own nor are we selling these comics. The comics are found by a random process. We do not know the ebay seller(s), nor are we promoting the Ebay seller. Any knowing from the Ebay seller of InvestComics or its affiliates in purely coincidental. (See disclaimer for more details).

IC 100 Club Pick: Logan’s Run #6 (1977) 9.0. If you’re a Thanos fan you’ll know exactly what this comic brings. A backup story appears in this comic and it happens to be the first ever Thanos solo story. A story from Scott Edelman and Michael Zeck. This nice grade will only cost you $66.99. If you’re a Thanos fan and a big Thanos speculator, this book is for you.

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Marvel Team-Up #95

Marvel Team-Up #95 – Click to Buy/Bid

Mockingbird #1

Mockingbird #1 – Click to Buy/Bid

Mockingbird #1 Afu Chan

Mockingbird #1 Afu Chan Cover – Click to Buy/Bid

All New Wolverine #6

All New Wolverine #6 – Click to Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

Mockingbird #1 will be an interesting book from different vantage points. First, the character itself. Although Marvel is literally screaming in the solicit that we “DEMANDED IT!” we’re quite sure in actuality, in real life, we probably were not demanding it, but hey Mockingbird is a character within the comic book realm rarely looked at as a major character, If ever really. Not taking away from the potential of bad as* she can probably deliver in her own series, it’s just all so…..new. And it would be nice to get a deeper scope of a character that is making her way on the television series right now. As for the creative team. Best selling author (that’s books with no pictures in them) Chelsea Cain will scribe her third comic book ever. The first was a Mockingbird story, naturally and her second was a Hellboy story. Very new blood here and that’s a great thing. Maybe add a different flavor to this particular series and character we haven’t read yet. Moving onto the artist; Kate Niemczyk. Kate is so new that she has no penciling credits we can find. Nothing in the data basis. So we’re looking at a possible first published work here. All and all, a new rookie creative team may bring a bolt of life into this character not seen before. Keep an ear to the ground on this series. If word gets out that this series is bringing it, Mockingbird #1 will be a keeper. One more thing. A semi-newcomer does a fantastic action variant cover; Afu Chan. Check it out.
Mockingbird first appeared in Marvel Team-Up #95 (1980) with a Frank Miller/Bob McLeod cover.
Mr. Cosmic Jim Starlin returns to Marvel with a new Cosmic story, Infinity Entity #1. The story centers around Adam Warlock. As any fan of InvestComics already knows, we have been a buyer for many years on anything Adam Warlock. Adam’s first appearance as “HIM” was in Fantastic Four #67 (1967). His first appearance as Warlock was in Marvel Premiere #1 (1972). Both of these comics and anything in-between are solid comics to own. This all said, having Jim back into the mix again is a good thing. He never disappoints and always delivers great storytelling. Alan Davis will provide the art and the Marco Rudy variant is sweet. Yes, all around a definite pick up this week.

Not only will Disney Kingdoms The Haunted Mansion #1 be a fantastic story, but Skottie Young is doing his thing with the variant cover. It’ll be sold out in no time.

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Action Comics #50 Martin Ansin cover

Action Comics #50 – Martin Ansin Cover – Click to Buy/Bid

Action Comics #50

Action Comics #50 – Click to Buy/Bid

New Suicide Squad #18

New Suicide Squad #18 – Variant – Click to Buy/Bid

Detective Comics #50

Detective Comics #50 – Click to Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InvestComics gave fans a heads up about Deadpool’s team Mercs For Money right HERE, HERE and HERE. Lots of first appearances in there! Now comes Spider-Man Deadpool #3. Guess who makes their first appearance in this series? Yep, Mercs For Money! Not only will the Mercs For Money be a team of serious validity eventually, but the Spider-Man Deadpool comic series will be one of longevity. Get the early issues now before they are in demand later on. Click HERE for all available Spider-Man/Deadpool comics on Ebay.
Some serious eye candy coming from Spider-Gwen #6. A Cap cover from Robbi Rodriguez and a variant Women Of Power Cover from Emanuela Lupacchino. And speaking of the Women Of Power covers, All-New Wolverine #6, Vanessa Del Rey cover is sold out. 

Marvel Premiere #1

Marvel Premiere #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

Fantastic Four #67

Fantastic Four #67 – Click To Buy/Bid

Spider-Man Deadpool #3

Spider-Man Deadpool #3 – Click To Buy/Bid

Infinity Entity #1

Infinity Entity #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Suicide Squad #18 will come with a Tony Daniel Batman V Superman variant cover. It’s sold out.

DC’s Savage Dawn story line will be coming to a close very soon. The pre-finale Aaron Kuder Action Comics #50 cover is simply outstanding. And It looks like DC will be going with polybag Batman v Superman variant covers this week. We love the ‘ripped’ out eyes with the title of the comic. Detective Comics #50 will don the ripped eye cover as well. Great stuff here.

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Mark Millar will introduce a new villain in Jupiter’s Circle #4 (Image Comics).
Writers John Ulloa and Al Bondiga, along with artist Juan Navarro bring us a story about a sadistic killer rabbit that only a 7 year old knows about. Sounds like fun! Get Tommy #1 from Creature Entertainment. One of the variants is sold out. If the Elasticator #1 (Scout Comics) cover is any indication on what is going on inside the comic, we are all in. Mikey from Brooklyn on that cover. Yes, more please. Scout Comics also delivers another sold out Henchgirl comic; Henchgirl #5. Action Lab Entertainment follows up their sold out Voracious comic with Voracious #2.

Disney Kingdoms The Haunted Mansion #1

Disney Kingdoms The Haunted Mansion #1 – Variant – Click To Buy/Bid

Spider-Gwen #6 Robbi Rodriguez

Spider-Gwen #6 – Robbi Rodriguez Cover – Click To Buy/Bid

Spider-Gwen #6 Emanuela Lupacchino

Spider-Gwen #6 – Emanuela Lupacchino Cover – Click To Buy/Bid

Samurai #1

Samurai #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

Infinity Entity #1 Marco Rudy variant

Infinity Entity #1 – Marco Rudy Variant – Click To Buy/Bid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The title alone here will get fans interested; Aw Yeah Comics Action Cat #1 (Dark Horse). Written and drawn by Art Baltazar. Aw Yeah, we’re in!

Also from Dark Horse this week; Leaving Megalopolis Surviving Megalopolis #3. Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore continue their hit series.

Elasticator #1

Elasticator #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

Gutter Magic #3

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Henchgirl #5

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…..and more indie’s to check out! IDW’s Gutter Magic #3 from Rich Douek and Brett Barkley. Heroes Godsend #1 (Titan Comics), Power Button #0 (Alternative Comics), Baker Street Peculiars #1 (Boom Studios), Samurai #1 from Titan Comics is sold out, and Street Fighter V The Life and Deaths of Charlie Nash #1  from Udon Entertainment is also sold out.

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These articles focus on comics that no one is talking about or speculating on anymore. Mostly for good reason though. There are some hidden gems among the non-elite here, but with that said these comics have been long forgotten and simply not thought of by many collectors. Most of the comics in the article here are comics to be found in long box sales, but so much fun nonetheless. Some are actually a little tough to hunt down and worth some extra cash in the aftermarket, but isn’t the hunt always more fun? If interested in any of these comics, most can be found by clicking the red links provided in this article or comic cover, that’s if you don’t feel like hunting them down or you simply cannot find it. Will any of these comics ever be of monetary value? Or have a resurgence? Probably not, but with the influx of television and movies these days you never know. Here are a few InvestComics oddities to check out. Enjoy and happy hunting/reading!

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Avengers Icons: The Vision (2002) A four issue mini-series written by Geoff Johns and art by Ivan Reis. What is there not to love about this? A great story here. Needs to be in your collection today.

Warlock Special Edition (1982) Can’t afford or find the early Warlock stories from Strange Tales? How about an awesome six part reprint series? Jim Starlin provides new covers. And with Warlock rumored to debut in the Marvel Cinematic universe eventually, these books will be in demand even though they are reprints.

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The Black Dragon (1985) This long forgotten sword and sorcery series was brought to you by writer Chris Claremont and artist John Bolton. Great stuff here.

Tigra (2002) Why hasn’t Tigra become an Avenger in the movies? Too campy maybe? But so cool though. This forgotten series was penciled by Mike Deodato Jr (and covers). Written by Christina Z.

Claws (2006) This series had smash hit written all over it. It did okay for its time, but no one remembers it today. Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. Art and covers by Joseph Michael Linsner.

 

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There are an abundance of comics to check out this week. The list is long, but the week is very soft. That said I’ll be sure to let you know which comics to put your emphasis on. Not much here, so look for those back issues.

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One standout comic this week could be Nova (2013 5th Series) #10. Last week with the mention of Nova #19 (1978), many fans were very puzzled by this. I received a few messages on the board, Instagram, and personal email saying “Nova? Really?” Yes Nova, really. If you haven’t been paying attention, let me fill you in a bit.

Marvel Studios are about to embark on a whole new universe of pictures and change everything. Yes they are going to change the way movie goers watch “space/cosmic” films with the release of one film; Guardians of the Galaxy. What this particular film will do is open up the flood gates to introduce Marvel in space; their Cosmos if you will. Yes the film will have to fare well in order for the initial steps to be taken, to progress. If all goes well (which it should), Marvel Studios will be on their way to building a cosmic storyline on the big screen as no one has ever done before (besides Star Wars of course, calm down). Now there is one point though, which has been mentioned on InvestComics a few times, what about failure? What happens WHEN, not IF, When a Marvel Studios movie does not meet expectations at the box office? This will in fact happen, it’s inevitable. It will be very interesting to see how Disney reacts to the bad box office draw. One thing is for certain however, the comic book market will be affected to a degree. The prices will drop back into place where they probably should be and level off. The constant influx of various movies and television show announcements are driving prices batty for quite some time now. THIS will be the crash, NOT the variants, 3D covers, etc. The hyperbole will drive pricing back to reality if expectations are not met in the mainstream. Would you pay $10,000 for a Walking Dead CGC 9.9? Yes someone did. THAT is what you call a bad investment. $10,000 on a first appearance 9.9 of Green Goblin, Lois Lane, or even Wolverine makes sense. These characters are household names. Walking Dead is a hot zombie television show right now. It will eventually run its course and no longer be hot anymore. Granted, good story, good show, but its zombies….that’s it. Yes anyone can say “it’s about the character development and how we follow them” but in actuality, no zombies, no show. Not bashing the show, giving a dose of speculation reality here. Spending $10,000 on the number one issue is a bit of an oversight on that buyers part, but maybe, just maybe I’ll be wrong on this.

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So back to Nova, as explained Marvel Studios will take the leap into space. It’s a risky one with Guardians because no one really knows of them. Rocket Raccoon will be the star in this one, so it’s best you stock up on him. Anyway, Nova has been mentioned in passing by Marvel and through some rumors. If Marvel is reaching out into the space universe, what’s not to think Nova won’t be a part of that? Same with Warlock, Silver Surfer, Death, and maybe Rom! Remember him? How cool would that be to have a Rom movie? Yes wrestling with that toy company can get dicey, but what Disney wants, Disney gets. What it all boils down to is making sure as a speculator that you have all of your Cosmic ducks in a row. Pick up the rare first appearance, those odd number one issues, the status quo change books, and the rare Thanos variants. It will pay dividends down the line IF the Guardians of the Galaxy movie does well. Nova (2013 5th Series) #10 will play pretend and solict this comic as the 100th issue. Gotta love the restarts, five of them for Nova to be exact here. The comic will come with all sorts of variants. The prize variant will be the JG Jones Incentive. A $60 book that can see some decent gains if handled properly. Nova #10 will star the NEW New Warriors (another potential space team down the road). Check out the first appearance of the New Warriors (“old team”) in Thor #411 (1989). A must own.

We like intros don’t we? Of course we do! Ultimate Spider-Man (2012 Marvel Universe) #20 will introduce a new villain named Whirlwind, so check that out. Kick-Ass 3 (2013 Marvel) #5 will do some introducing themselves with a new villain team. Infinity Hunt (2013) #4 plants the seeds of Marvel’s next major event. Are we tired yet of these major events? And speaking of Infinity, Infinity (2013 Marvel) #6 will conclude with an oversized issue as Thanos fights everyone! And incidentally, Iron Man #55 is Still a must buy. Avengers Assemble (2012) #21 hints at the team Inhumans. The Inhumans are about to have a breakout year next year. Get on top of Fantastic Four #45 (1965) for the first appearance of the Inhumans. Staying on topic with the Avengers, Avengers Arena (2012) #18 will see its final issue this week. With more death and a launching pad for something else. Something major will be happening in All New X-Men (2012) #19 so be sure to glance through that book. Damian Son of Batman (2013) #2 is sold out for the most part on the retail level. The variants are completely sold out. The Andy Kubert black and white variant would be a nice CGC sig series flip book. Forever Evil Argus (2013) #2 will highlight Deathstroke. One of the baddest dudes in the DC Universe. If you’re a regular reader of this column each week, you already know that InvestComics is a huge Deathstroke supporter. I have always felt that the Deathstroke character is on the cusp of some serious play, but DC doesn’t know exactly what to do with him (i.e. Nightwing). Yes they finally put him on television (sparingly), but that’s not enough. Get this guy going already. Bigger role on the show, movie appearances, chop chop DC! A huge recommendation throughout the years on InvestComics has been The New Teen Titans #2 (1980) and it will continue to be in BUY mode with InvestComics. And for those keeping score at home, Forever Evil Argus #2 variant is sold out, which means absolutely nothing on the speculator side of things. Geoff Johns will be hitting all out on Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #25. The conclusion to the “Death of a King” storyline. The new Superior Spider-Man event begins this week; The Darkest Hour in Superior Spider-Man (2012) #22. Venom will have his first run in with Superior Spidey in this issue. This should be very interesting. In the “in case you missed it” department, DC will release Sandman Overture (2013) Special Edition #1. The issue will feature a bunch of useless extras if you’re interested.

IDW will bring back a cult favorite in Sam Keith’s Maxx Maxximized (2013 IDW) #1. A collector can buy the first appearance of Maxx in the overprinted Darker Image #1 (1993).

Black Science (2013 Image) #1 will be THE Image Comic to grab this week. Already sold out at the retail level, but the $10 Midtown Comics variant will be the one to get if this comic makes an impact in the aftermarket. IDW’s Mr Peabody and Sherman (2013 IDW) #1 variant is sold out. Never Ending (2013 Dark Horse) #1, Quest (2013 Zenescope) #1, and Sledgehammer 44 Lightning War (2013) #1 are all on the verge of selling out.

Invest wisely,

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks 5-16-12 Marvel Cosmic Special

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InvestComics has always been ahead of the curve in many ways over the last 6 years. Even back when InvestComics was just a free “investment” magazine about 6 years ago, over the years we called out the Walking Dead #1 before it came out, Superman and the DC Universe to lose their underwear in order for DC to be on the next level again, recommended countless Bronze and Silver Age comics that have seen a significant increase in value, called out Kick Ass as a movie before the number one issue even hit the comic shops and of course the mention of Iron Man #55 in the very first issue of InvestComics magazine. Thanos’ first appearance…….more on that in a sec. Onwards the predictions came to fruition. Yes there are many others that haven’t come true either! But if you’re a savvy player in a volatile market, you’re more often right than you are wrong.

Why do we mention all of this you ask? Well if you have been under a rock for the past couple of weeks and have not seen The Avengers movie (you should) then you really should not read on. A SPOILER WARNING for you!

By now all of us know that at the end credits of The Avengers movie Thanos appears. Back in 2009 InvestComics wrote an article about how Thanos as well as the Marvel Cosmic Universe was being neglected. As the technology becomes an absolute dream to comic fans and Hollywood for that matter regarding movie magic, Marvel will probably venture into the Cosmo’s. And yes InvestComics was on this years ago. So before we get to a couple of Hot Picks to check out this week, let’s take a look the CREATOR himself of Thanos via Interview on InvestComics TV Mr. Jim Starlin from April of 2011, speaking about the creation of Thanos and an article from 2009………

InvestComics 2009 article: Cosmic Hot Picks

Thanos should be in serious consideration for a Marvel movie. Think about the entire Marvel movie library thus far that have and will come out, all “good” guys. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a villain wreaking havoc on some innocent people then have Warlock show up, or better yet a “Cosmic team” Guardians of the Galaxy maybe?? The storylines and characters are endless. Captain Marvel would be spectacular wouldn’t he? Let’s get that Silver Surfer movie going and introduce some of these characters, thus spinning some of them off into their own solo movies. It would open another arena for Hollywood and Marvel that would be a fanboys sci-fi dream. Think about this, Marvel has and will have spend the next couple of years absolutely killing the comic book market with everything Cosmic from Annihilation to the War of Kings. Fans are eating this stuff up. It’s storytelling at its best here folks, that’s why it’s doing so well. Warlock, Drax, Guardians of The Galaxy, Quasar, Terrax and Captain Marvel, and the list goes on. The epic Marvel ‘Space’ movie has yet been made and with the special effects as ridiculously good as they are these days…..what is the hold up? The Cosmo’s await their turn on the silver screen and a Thanos flick would be a choice that would be an absolute slam dunk.

So here is a very small list of some Marvel Cosmic characters that should be in your collection. What do you think? Do you have some heroes or villains that need to be on this list?

Warlock: First Appearance – Fantastic Four #’s 66 & 67 (1967)

Thanos & Drax: First Appearance – Iron Man #55 (1973)

Guardians of the Galaxy: First Appearance – Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (1969)

Quasar: First Appearance – Incredible Hulk #234 (1979)

Terrax: First Appearance – Fantastic Four #211 (1979)

Captain Marvel: First Appearance – Marvel Super-Heroes #12 (1967)

Rom: First Appearance – Rom #1 (1979)

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So there you have it, a very short and concise article regarding the Marvel Cosmic Universe back a few years back. Thanos appeared in the first InvestComics magazine with the mention that this villain will in fact blow up sooner than later. The reference on InvestComics was “Thanos will be the modern day Darth Vader”. Write this down folks, it’s going to happen and you heard it here first.

This week Hot Picks sees a short list to cover.

Amazing Spider-Man: Ends of Earth #1 begins the death of Doc Ock storyline right? That is where we’re headed right? No surprises here. But it does have that real cool on the cusp of really being cool Brit character Union Jack appearing in this issue. Check out Jack’s first appearance in the very affordable Invaders #7. The next issue has the cooler cover though of Union Jack, but just like the character himself, he always seems late to the party and thus receiving that second rate hero tag.

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X-Factor #236 features the first appearance of Shattershot. No not the Transformer Shattershot…..we hope not.

Justice League #9 has all signs of impending doom on their ominous cover this week. Look for an introduction to a new big hurt in the new Justice League. Who is the new “major nemesis?” Find out and pick this comic up before it flies off the shelf!

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Also this week on InvestComics You tube channel, the latest EXPLICT episode of Booze, cooze and reviews episode #3 has arrived. Reminder here, if you are easily offended DO NOT click ahead to watch Amber tell it like it is on her review show. Here’s the way it goes. If you’re a Howard Stern fan click ahead, if you’re a Rush Limbaugh fan, don’t click ahead. No fluff to be found here, no blowhard, just simple honest open minded truthfulness from Amber. WARNING: EXPLICT LANGUAGE ahead if you click this right HERE.

…..And last but not least, lots of InvestComics Hot Picks Chicks coming your way soon!! Beautiful girls promoting InvestComics and Superherostuff.com!

For now though, scroll through some beautiful covers coming out this week below.

See you soon. Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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David Lopez joins Abnett, Lanning, and X-man on NEW MUTANTS during REGENESIS

X-MEN: REGENESIS – NEW MUTANTS

Marvel sent us the lates X-Men: Regenesis teaser, this one for the New Mutants. Looks like X-Man, nate Grey, will be staying, and from the silhouettes, we can assume at least Warlock, Sunspot, and probably Cypher are still onboard.  That MAY be Cannonball flying over head, but I can’t quite tell…the blast trail looks a little too soft and cloudy, and the character looks feminine.

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This fall, acclaimed artist David Lopez (Hawkeye & Mockingbird, Mystic) joins the fan favorite writing tag-team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning for a New Mutants epic like no other!
 
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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 9-29-10 Thor Checklist

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1aaa1aaflvalkyrie11aaa1aaavengers83_1stValkyrie_Liberators_1970_90With Valkyrie #1 coming out this week and the Thor push really coming on strong from Marvel, InvestComics brings you one of the most comprehensive Thor Investment list . Well some might be books to check out or nice additions to your collection. Not all of them are Gems, but there are some great buys within the list. Speaking of Valkyrie, she makes the Hot Picks List for the simple reason that it debuts the awesome writing talent in the Marvel Universe of Bryan J.L. Glass

Since Valkyrie was the first thing spoken of in this article , you could find her first in Avengers #83. This very nice $90 book also has the first appearances of The Liberators.

 
So with Thor’s first appearance going back to 1962 in Journey Into Mystery #83 with a hefty $25,000 price tag on it, we begin our checklist of many, many Thor books to pick up, check out, and read. make your own judgement call on many of these. 

Journey Into Mystery #83 – Well this is where it all began, already mentioned the hefty $25,000 price tag on this one, but with Thor finally coming to the movie screen, appearing in many Marvel titles, The Avengers movie, and most of all the children in all of the world will want a Thor hammer. Yes, Thor’s first appearance will be a buy right now. It has tremendous upside.

Journey Into Mystery #84 – Natalie Portman gets the role of Jane Foster, here is the first appearance of Jane. $3000 seems to be a bit much on a character that will never be a Lois Lane, or a Mary Jane.   

Journey Into Mystery #85 – Where there is a hero, there is a villain brother. Thor’s main thorn in his side will be Loki in the film. This comic is a very good buy at $2000. Everyone loves a villain and if Loki transfers to the screen with the hate he displays so well in the comic books, this comic will be a winner. Actually, either way this comic is a winner at $2000. No downside to this book for a long term investment.  Wait one more reason to purchase this book, Heimdall’s first appearance here too!

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Journey Into Mystery #86 – Well Thor and Loki have to have a daddy right? Odin’s first full appearance right here folks. Sir Anthony Hopkins does the honors of playing the father of the 2 rival siblings in the film. If you haven’t caught any of his movies, you should the man has some serious talent. That said, Odin’s first full appearance here doesn’t command that much money. You’re looking at only $1000. This comic has the slowest progression potential of the males in the family. Don’t look for this comic to really boost up in the rating’s that much. Buying this at $1000 will have you waiting quite a while before you see the slight upticks. Money should be spent on issue number 112, more on that in a bit.

Journey Into Mystery #99 – A 2 for 1 here, first appearances of Sutur and Mr.Hyde. $500 price tag. Not much upside here, but great Kirby cover…..as usual from The King.

Journey Into Mystery #102 – This issue features Thor’s first stalker, Sif. This is her first appearance. Have you seen Jaime Alexander? She’s playing Sif in the movie. Wow. Be nice to see her in a bad 2 hour move like Elektra. Staring at Jennifer Garner was so painful……not.  

Journey Into Mystery #103 – Another 2 for 1 deal! This one is cheaper to buy, but a better one. This comic gives us a first look at the Executioner and Enchantress. At $400, more upside than issue #99, simple as that.

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Journey Into Mystery #112 – Remember that $1000 you should hold on to? Well this comic would be a better pick up for the cash. Yes, not disputing that Odin’s first appearance wouldn’t be a welcome addition to any collection, but a Jack Kirby Thor vs. Hulk comic? This is a continuation of their first meeting in The Avengers #3 comic, Also from Jack Kirby. That one comes in at $1400. The two of these comics are no brainers at the going rate. Talk a dealer down at a show for $2000 for both if you can and you have gold. Big upside to these undervalued comics right now.

Rounding out the Journey Into Mystery comics, we get to issue #114, first Absorbing Man $200.Issue #115, which is an early origin issue of Loki for only $200. Issue #118, first Destroyer $200.
If you’re a fan of InvestComics, you’ve seen our first solo Thor checklist comic numerous times all over the site.

Thor #126, the classic Kirby cover from 1966 still till this day is one of the best Thor comic covers of all time. The only cover that rivals it in the Thor realm would the Silver Surfer #4 from John Buscema circa 1969 for $600. Awesome covers by 2 legends.

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Thor #126 – Journey Into Mystery ended with issue #125, The Mighty Thor begins. This essentially is THE number one issue of Thor. A price of only $400 makes this extremely attractive. Probably the best 400 bucks you’ll spend on your collection lies right here. Do not pass this up…….or Silver Surfer #4.

Thor #129 – Introduces the more recent deceased Ares. Wait isn’t he back already? Don’t matter, $140 for this bad as* characters first appearance?? An absolute beauty here, buy it now. Forget any variant covers coming out for a few weeks, look for this instead.

Thor #132 – First appearance of Ego for $120.
Thor #137 – First Ulik goes for $120.

Thor #148 – The Wrecker of the Wrecking Crew, his first appearance in this issue. $100 for Thor #148 + $12 for Defenders #17 will get you the entire Wrecking Crew team. Defenders #17 (1974) has the first appearance of Bulldozer, Pile Driver, and Thunderball. If ever another Thor solo movie is made, maybe this oddball team would be some fun.

Thor #158 – An early Thor origin retold issue from 1968 for only $120. Very nice.

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Thor #165 – A very early first appearance of HIM/Warlock. If Marvel ever decides to explore the Cosmo’s in the movie theater, this would be a welcome addition to your collection. Speaking of Cosmo’s, look for a Marvel Cosmic list coming soon! Yes Marvel will eventually realize they have an entire universe that hasn’t gone to screen yet. So when it does, you’ll have you check list in order.

Thor #172 – If you’re looking to invest in the comic book market, the Bronze Age (early 70’s) books is a very good place to start. This issue of Thor is the first Bronze Age book in the run. The early Bronze Age books are becoming harder to find (scarceness/condition), and include some gems. Thor #172 cost only $60.

Thor #225 – First Firelord $28.

Thor #337 – If ever there was a comic that redefined a character and put them on the map, this comic would be it. One of the reasons a Thor movie is being made today is because of this comic from 1983. Yes that’s right, just like McFarlane’s Spider-Man, Miller’s Batman, this here is Walt Simonson putting the proverbial stamp on the Thor character. Thor #337 had the misfortune of being released in the 80’s when comics were overprinted, otherwise this once untouchable comic back in the 80’s would be a much higher priced commodity today. That said, any collector who calls himself/herself a comic book lover, should have this already. If you don’t, shame on you. The transformation of Thor as a character began here. Not only did Walt Simonson bring Thor to a new status quo in the Marvel Universe with this issue, he gave us the introduction of Beta ray Bill. This is the best $8 you’ll spend as far as reading and enjoyment when it comes to a Thor comic. Buy Walt’s run, it’s an amazing ride, great story telling, and a reintroduction of one of Marvel’s best characters. The very next issue #338 tells the origin of Beta Ray Bill. $16 gets you two excellent books.

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Thor #363 – Here we have the first Modern Age Thor comic. $3.
Thor #391 – First appearance of Erik Masterson, aka Thunderstrike. $3
Thor #411 – The introduction of The New Warriors. Nice $6 comic.

Thor #80 Vol 2 – The popular Avengers Disassembled started here in a prologue. $16
Thunder Strike #24 – Last issue of this series, and it’s a hard issue to find supposedly. Only $4.
What If? #39 – This What If? Story from 1983 features Thor vs. Conan. This is a fun book.$4

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See you next week.

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Cosmic Hot Picks Special 8-18-10

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A special InvestComics Picks this week gives a small run down on the Marvel Cosmic Universe. Some of this article was originally written in the exclusive Comics & Cinema from InvestComics for Project Fanboy a while back. 

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This week Thanos Infinity Gauntlet #1 comes out and one burning question remains within the mind of this writer. Where are the Marvel Cosmic movies?? Yes we got a glimpse of the Silver Surfer (and Galactis if you want to count the Purple fog as a Marvel character) in the Fantastic Four movie, but that’s it? Besides comic movies running the table in Hollywood these days, there is an entire section within the Marvel Universe that is still untapped. The Marvel Cosmo’s is as vast a universe as one could possibly imagine. The obvious choices for a Marvel Cosmo film would be the previous mentioned characters within this article, but here are a few that deserve to see some screen time in an ALL out Marvel Cosmic movie. So check these characters out with their first appearances. Buy these books collectors if you do not already own them. Marvel will eventually come around to the universe they are seemingly ignoring at the moment. So when the announcement comes that Marvel’s “other” Universe will get its due, remember where you heard it first, and remember who told you what you should pick up. The explosion will happen, and you will be prepared!

Thanos should be in serious consideration for a Marvel movie. Think about all of the Marvel movies that have come out, all “good” guys. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a villain wreaking havoc on some innocent people then have Warlock show up, or better yet a “Cosmic team” Guardians of the Galaxy? The storylines and characters are endless. Captain Marvel would be spectacular wouldn’t he? Let’s get that Silver Surfer movie going and introduce some of these characters, thus spinning some of them off into their own solo movies. It would open another arena for Hollywood and Marvel that would be a fanboys sci-fi dream. Think about this, Marvel has spent the last couple of years absolutely killing the comic book market with everything Cosmic from Annihilation to the War of Kings. Fans are eating this stuff up. It’s storytelling at its best here folks, that’s why it’s doing so well. Warlock, Drax, Guardians of The Galaxy, Quasar, Terrax and Captain Marvel, and the list goes on. The epic Marvel ‘Space’ movie has yet been made and with the special effects as ridiculously good as they are these days, what is the hold up?  The Cosmo’s await their turn on the silver screen and a Thanos flick would be a choice that would be a hands down slam dunk.

So here is a very small list of some Marvel Cosmic characters that should be in your collection. What do you think? Do you have some heroes or villains that need to be on this list? Please share with us…….

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Warlock: First Apprearance – Fantastic Four #’s 66 & 67 (1967) $240.00 & $280.00

Thanos & Drax: First Appearance – Iron Man #55 (1973) $240

Guardians of the Galaxy: First Appearance – Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (1969) $60

Quasar: First Appearance – Incredible Hulk #234 (1979) $6

 Terrax: First Appearance – Fantastic Four #211 (1979) $8

Captain Marvel: First Appearance – Marvel Super-Heroes #12 (1967) $140

Rom: First Appearance – Rom #1 (1979) $3 

See you next week, Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

 

Comics & Cinema – The Wish List

 

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Comics & Cinema heads your way this week with a wish list. What comics do you want to see on the big screen? Check inside for some outside the box picks….

Original Content Published By InvestComics for Project Fanboy 10-02-09 (www.projectfanboy.com)

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Welcome to another edition of Comics & Cinema. This week we’re going to focus on my wish list. Maybe you’ll agree with some of my wishes, maybe you won’t, but let’s all have fun with the fantasy of maybe one day seeing ‘your’ wish comic hero/villain on the silver screen. To break it down in some sought of order instead of total chaos, I’m going to break down by company and give you some key issues or first appearances within the article. So let’s all start daydreaming with the first of the ‘Big 2′ companies…..

 

 

marvellogo.gifMarvel – Is there a better product on the market today for Hollywood? Probably not and the Exec’s feel this way too. Thing is, DC would have some serious fire power too if they’d just get going already! Don’t get me started with DC again.

So with the usual suspects getting tossed around every day like Deadpool or Venom, we all need to take a step back and look at the library that Marvel has to offer. We all understand that Thor is probably going to be a sick film. The Avengers will be epic. Yes Marvel has their ducks in a row and yes fans will enjoy these films greatly. Let us remember though, this article is not for the mainstream right now; it’s about thinking outside the box a bit and daydreaming. 

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The first Marvel character I’d love to see hit the screen would be Thanos. Let’s get that Silver Surfer movie going and introduce this guy, thus spinning him off into his own solo movie. Think about this a minute. Marvel has spent the last couple of years absolutely killing the market with everything Cosmic from Annihilation to the War of Kings. Fans are eating this stuff up. It’s storytelling at its best here folks, that’s why it’s doing so well. A List of Cosmic heroes that could appear on film…..Warlock, Drax, Guardians of The Galaxy, Quasar, Terrax and Captain Marvel!!  With that said where is the epic Marvel ‘Space’ movie?  The Cosmo’s await their turn on the silver screen and a Thanos flick would be a choice that would be a hand down slam dunk. Thanos first appeared in the original Iron Man series in 1973 and will cost you about $300. This is a comic that is well worth the 300 bills collectors. If, a big if here Thanos ever got a green light to appear on screen, this comic triples in value. If he doesn’t get the screen time, this comic will still increase in value just at a slower pace. Thanos is a favorite among fans and Iron Man #55 will always be sought after.

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We go from the Cosmo’s to flat out action Sci-Fi with Deathlok. Yes there has been rumblings about this guy, but let’s get it done! This in my opinion would be another big success. This movie needs to be done as the same feel as the Blade Runner. It needs to be dark and edgy. It needs to feel dirty and grimy. The movie needs to take us on the journey of darkness that Colonel Luther Manning experiences through the army to his demise to the guinea pig that he becomes. The pig becomes a Cyborg killing machine. Anyone remember that cool movie with Claude Van Damme and d Dolph Lundren called Universal Solider? Deathlok along the lines of that, but with more gloom would make for a fun time…..for us that is, not Luther. Deathlok’s first appearance is in Astonishing Tales #25, it comes in at a mere $70 in VF and is also George Perez’ first professional work ever. If you don’t know who George is, stop reading this and go Google him. A first appearance 1974 Bronze Age, first George Perez work for $70?? This movie needs to be made and this comic needs to be in your collection. Nuff said.

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My last two comics from my Marvel wish list are 2 characters that Marvel blatantly ripped off of DC, but perfected them for the movie screen. Understanding that Batman translated extremely well to screen (Michael Keaton/Christian Bale) Marvel has a character in their arsenal that would be unbelievable if ever captured on screen. DC has their Dark Knight and Marvel has their White Knight….Moon Knight. First appearing in Werewolf By Night #32, this is another one of those Bronze Age comics that is way undervalued and is a great buy right now. Moon Knight’s first appearance could be picked up for $100 these days in some markets. That is an absolute ridiculous buy. When the new Vengeance of Moon Knight title came out and sold out quickly, it’s saying that Marvel fans want to see this dude in action. Taking a look at InvestComics Hot Picks from 9-30-09 (http://www.trendingpopculture.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=682&Itemid=35) one could see that Moon Knight is on the top of the wish list. The Hot Picks for that week also gives a bit more insight on the reason or what to look at as far as the Moon Knight movie. Marvel would score a huge hit with this one if ever made in the Batman lore. So the last character on the movie wish list is actually featured on the Hot Picks this week, on the same cover as Moon Knight! Yes this is 100% pure coincidence; Sentry needs to get on Marvel’s movie radar. Marvel’s answer to DC’s Superman would make for some great storytelling as well as a big ‘up yours’ from Marvel if they could pull off the Superman movie DC should have done. Yes Sentry is a completely different character is so many ways, but the similarities are there as well. While I could go through them, one of the most glaring similarities is the ‘S’ on the costume. While Superman’s ‘S’ is totally iconic (we all know, so please Superman fans, sit down chill), Sentry brings some new blood into the whole mystic alien from another planet, superpower dude. Sentry is Marvel’s Superman as Moon Knight is Marvel’s Batman. These two would simply blow away movie goers because of the fact that Marvel always brings a human side to their characters that the average person relates to. Somehow Marvel would make The Sentry a bit human or make you understand his struggles. Did anyone feel this way in the last Superman movie? Superman II with Christopher Reeves, yes now that was the greatest Superman movie ever made! 

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dclogo.gifSpeaking of Superman, let’s move over to DC. We have all heard by now about the new ‘DC Entertainment ‘deal. DC is anteing up and it’s a win/win for everyone. Comic book fans have much to look forward to in the coming years…hopefully. Just like Marvel the usual suspects line up at the door with the mention of a DC movie. Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Shazam, Flash, etc. Again I will focus on characters that should get some consideration. Omega Men would be an unusual pick, but would be a great sci-fi flick, first appearing in Green lantern #141 this extraterrestrial superhero team is a team with different aliens, different attitudes, personalities and abilities. What more is there to need for a hit movie here? Maybe a ‘Pixar’ type animated movie is in order here? Who knows, bottom line Omega Men would be a good sci-fi movie! 

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Speaking of Shazam earlier as being one of the usual suspects, how about a Black Adam film instead? Total bad as* Black Adam could be a complete villain film where the villain just whoop’s everyone’s butt. When was the last time any movie goers got to see a bad guy win? Why not set up a series of movies where Black Adam rises to power and meets up with Shazam in the third movie, where ‘finally’ our ‘hero’ wins. It would set a different tone in the movie industry where the villain for a couple of movies is running the table. Get his reintroduction into the DC Universe in Shazam: The New Beginning #1 (1987 – Post Crisis) at $3.

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DC has an assassin that pre-dates Marvel’s Deadpool and would give the Merc with the mouth a huge run for his money. Slade Wilson A.K.A Deathstroke, DC elite assassin is an excellent choice for a comic book movie. Much like Black Adam, this sometimes anti-hero is just an entirely different animal when it comes to the rest of the DC Universe in many ways. Deathstroke in a movie that goes along a vibe of ‘Bourne Identity’ or even ‘Point of No Return’ would be box office gold. Get Slade’s first appearance in The New Teen Titans #2 from 1980 for around $80. An undervalued comic, get it now. 

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DC has done so well with the Christian Bale Batman movies; why not go with a Nightwing movie? This character is one of DC’s most underrated and messed up.Nightwing has huge potential but just simply is not used right or cannot get him of the right track. A would be dark edge film for such a character that has so many questions, doubts, anger, violent streaks needs to get on film! The best part, he could constantly bring up how bitter he is towards Batman and eventually have a battle cameo of Batman in the Nightwing movie! Fanboys would eat this up, including me. Get Nightwing’s first look in Tales of The Teen Titans #44 (1984) for only $4. Only $4 you say? Yes, it was the 80’s folks and speculation existed at a fever pace thus mass production ensued. So the value of this first appearance should be more, but supply exceeds demand here. 

 

 

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imagelogo.gifImage Comics has only 1 character that would translate nicely to screen in my opinion. Getting away from the Invincible or Youngblood or Wilcats, one of my favorite characters out of the Image Universe library is Dale Keown’s ‘Pitt’. The Pitt has all the makings of a hit film within the structure of the character base. The Pitt is a monstrous alien looking creature with claws, fangs and a severe aggression problem. Then you have the little boy Timmy. Timmy is Pitt’s genetic equal in some ways and serves as the ‘Elliot’ if you will. For all of you who are saying ‘Who’s Elliot?’ he’s the little boy from E.T. If you are now saying, ‘who’s E.T.?’ stop reading and go to bed. The Pitt has similarities to the Hulk as far as the character structure goes, which was proven in the Image/Marvel crossover in 1996. Dale Keown has done a lot of Hulk work for Marvel, then the Pitt for Image, so it was only a natural chain of events to occur for Dale to draw these two together in the same comic. The Pitt first appeared in rob Liefeld’s Youngblood #4 in 1992. This comic in its mass production could probably be found in some 50 cent long boxes at some conventions or your local comic shop. Wouldn’t it be fun to see Image one up Marvel to show them how a Hulk movie should be done?

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idwlogo.gifAn Image hero that used to be on board would have been a second choice for an Image Comic movie, but is now with IDW. He’s was originally from the defunct Capital Comics line. His name is Badger. Only a few things need to be known about this guy to understand why it would indeed be a successful movie. First and foremost, he’s a master of the martial arts. Second, he’s a Vietnam vet and third Badger has a multiple personality disorder. What fun! IDW (Hollywood, whoever here) would have multiple angles here. You’d have the excellent fighter dude, the war hero and a hero that suffers from being different people. Think Chuck Norris meets Me, Myself and Irene. Yes this would be a hoot! Check out Badger’s first appearance from 1983 in Badger #1, a cheap comic that would have some upside if the character was put into a more predominant role in some sort of hero/villain universe. Badger would be an entertaining movie with lots of jokes and with some serious as* kicking.

Well that’s about it for my comic book movie list. Do know that my list changes on a daily basis! These are just a few that came to my head as a thought if someone were to ask ‘what comic movie do you want to see made?’ There are thousands of characters and over 70 years to choose from. What would be your choices? Think of some outside the box and we’ll talk about them right here on Project Fanboy.

See you all soon and remember to turn off your cell phone when reading this article. We need quiet in this theater.


Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz
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