InvestComics Hot Picks #284

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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks for new comic releases on 8-28-13

(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.)

DaredevilYou hear that? You hear the screams in the distance? The whining? The crumbling of the walls? The collective sigh?

The internet may have finally broken. Yes Ben Affleck will be the new Batman in the Superman vs. Batman film. The simple answer to this news? So what? The drama has gotten to such a fever pitch that there is actually a petition to sign to have Mr. Affleck removed from the film. Really?? Is this so important that it warrants this type of dramatic reaction? Everyone really needs to calm down, seriously……

With all of the negative publicity that the news has received, InvestComics has taken the “Team Ben” approach. We love the underdog! So with that comes a fun Facebook page that is called Affleck as Batman I’m with Team Ben. If you are tired of the naysayers and you support the underdog (Ben Affleck) be sure to JOIN the Facebook page that InvestComics created. Everyone can post various meme’s, articles, or just comment about their feelings about the Warner Brothers hire. Good or bad. Join by clicking right HERE. Remember, have fun! Why so serious?

On the heels of this news came the announcement of Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor. Many of the aforementioned fans weighed in with this news as well, this time with more of a positive outlook. Bryan is said from multiple reports to have signed a 6 to 10 film deal. That’s a whole lotta Lex!

The winner of the signed Jimmy Palimiotti Fury #1 was Mike Villegas. Congratulations Mike! Be sure to sign up to the InvestComics Newsletter to find out the next contest. This one is sweet!!

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This week Marvel fans are treated to an introduction in Captain America (2012 7th Series) #10. Meet Godzola! Hmm, not that keen on the name, but we shall wait and see. The possible return of Binary happens in Captain Marvel (2012 7th Series) #15. If you feel so inclined to find Binary’s very first appearance, you will find it in Uncanny X-Men #164 (1982). This is the part of the historic Chris Claremont/Dave Cockrum run. Fast forwarding some 7 years later with Chris Claremont still at the helm, Uncanny X-Men #251 (1989) strikes one of the classic X covers to date. Wolverine nailed to the X. How about this week’s Uncanny Avengers (2012 Marvel Now) #11 striking a resemblance? Marc Silvestri killed it back in 1989 and John Cassaday does a superb job this week.        

Batman Incorporated Special (2013 DC) #1 variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver is sold out. It would be a good idea to try and get your hands on that if possible. Bat-Cow will also make her solo debut here! Bat-Cow’s debut was in Tiny Titans #17 (2009) in case you were wondering.

….And speaking of sold out number one issues, Overtaken (2013 Aspen) #1 is teetering on a second run soon, as is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Hundred Penny Press Edition – Cover A Dan Duncan, Quantum And Woody #1 (3rd Printing – 1st printing recommended on InvestComics Hot Picks), and Arcane Secrets #1 (recommended last week on InvestComics Hot Picks).

That’s it for this week! Be sure to stay close because this week (maybe) the NEW contest will debut. Win a modern number one comic book, Hot series, signed!! Sign up to the InvestComics Newsletter to find out first!

See you soon, Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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JLA Movie gets a team roster

LATINO REVIEW has reported, and MSN has run with, a list of confirmed characters for WARNER BROTHERS’ upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE movie.

According to the article’s sources, the movie team roster will include DC’s “trinity” of SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN along with GREEN LANTERN and THE FLASH.  They also list potential cameos from Aquaman and Martian Manhunter, as well as slim chance for a Hawkman appearance.

While everyone has at least one favorite character not on the list (I still can’t believe Ted Kord and Vibe aren’t up there) it’s also noteworthy that there is no mention of even a cameo for CYBORG, who was retconned into founding member status in DC’s NEW 52 relaunch of the comics. This also means, that unless they go with John Stewart as GL or do some Marvel movie-worthy creative casting (Sam Jackson as Nick Fury) this is going to be a pretty vanilla team.

The villain, as has been previously reported, is set to be DARKSEID, and, at the time of the LATINO REVEIW article, they were still looking for a director.

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CW’s ARROW casts HUNTRESS

Looks like GREEN ARROW won’t be the only DC Comics character hitting the small screen. For at least a few episodes, he’ll be joined by THE HUNTRESS. According to ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, The Huntress will be played by Australian TV actress Jessica De Gouw. This isn’t the first time on TV for either character, though these are new versions. SMALLVILLE featured a Green Arrow who headed the Justice League, and Huntress was the lead on the very short lived BIRDS OF PREY series.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products Extends its Partnership with Ecko Unlimited to Unveil New Limited Edition Batman T-Shirt Collection

NEW YORK (August 21, 2012) – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Entertainment, has extended its partnership with street wear retailer Ecko Unltd. to launch a new limited edition collection of Batman-inspired apparel. Featuring DC Comics’ iconic Batman imagery, the t-shirt line incorporates Ecko’s signature design techniques including gel printing, carbon coating and 3D texturing.

The collection features designs that combine the breadth of the Batman brand with Ecko’s signature aesthetic and trendy design in t-shirt wear with bold images and bright colors. From the pages of DC Comics comes this colorful new comic book mythology artwork that has inspired this collection, including the classic “Batman Wham” t-shirt graphic. 

The collection is available now for a limited time at www.shopecko.com.