SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for September 4 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for September 4 2013 Release Week

Support new comics !

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !

Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !

Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores – if even 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold !

So any comics on the list that still have copies left I guarantee are going to eventually all sell out.

Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on August 31 2013 (4 days BEFORE release date)!

NEW COMICS RELEASES

PUBLISHER

TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS

AVATAR PRESS

God Is Dead #1 (Of 6)(Di Amorim Pantheon Incentive Cover), AR – 23 COPIES LEFT
God Is Dead #1 (Of 6)(Jacen Burrows End Of Days Cover), $3.99 – 57 COPIES LEFT
God Is Dead #1 (Of 6)(Jacen Burrows Iconic Cover), $4.99 – 40 COPIES LEFT
God Is Dead #1 (Of 6)(Jonathan Hickman Regular Cover), $3.99 – 82 COPIES LEFT

BIG DOG INK

Critter Annual #1 (Cover A Jenevieve Broomall), $5.99 – 8 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Critter Annual #1 (Cover B J. Scott Campbell), $5.99
Shahrazad Prologue (Cover A Mike Krome), $1.99 – 319 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Shahrazad Prologue (Cover B J. Scott Campbell), $1.99
Shahrazad Prologue (Cover C J. Scott Campbell), AR

BOOM! STUDIOS

Hit #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Ryan Sook), $3.99 – 83 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Hit #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Erik M. Gist), AR

DARK HORSE COMICS
Baltimore The Infernal Train #1 (Of 3), $3.50 – 305 COPIES LEFT
Star Wars #1 (Of 8)(The Star Wars)(Doug Wheatley Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Star Wars #1 (Of 8)(The Star Wars)(Jan Duursema Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Star Wars #1 (Of 8)(The Star Wars)(Nick Runge Regular Cover), $3.99 – 20,000 COPIES LEFT
Star Wars #1 (Of 8)(The Star Wars)(TFAW Exclusive Variant Cover), AR  – SOLD OUT

DC COMICS

All the #.1 DC 3D covers debut this week – all 3D covers are SOLD OUT

All the #.1 DC 2D version covers debut this week – the 2D Covers are all available with copies between 4,000 and 10,000 left.

Batman Black And White #1 (Of 6)(Marc Silvestri Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Batman Black And White #1 (Of 6)(Marc Silvestri Regular Cover), $4.99 – 264 COPIES LEFT
Batman Black And White #1 (Of 6)(Phil Noto Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Batman Black And White #1 (Of 6)(We Can Be Heroes Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
DC Universe Vs The Masters Of The Universe #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Ed Benes DC Universe), $2.99 – 138 COPIES LEFT
DC Universe Vs The Masters Of The Universe #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Ed Benes Masters Of The Universe), $2.99 – 144 COPIES LEFT
Forever Evil #1 (Of 7)(Ivan Reis & Joe Prado 3-D Motion Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil #1 (Of 7)(Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil #1 (Of 7)(Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Combo Pack Cover), $4.99 – 821 COPIES LEFT
Forever Evil #1 (Of 7)(Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Regular Cover), $3.99 – 18,605 COPIES LEFT
Forever Evil #1 (Of 7)(Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Villain Variant Cover A), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil #1 (Of 7)(Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Villain Variant Cover B), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil #1 (Of 7)(Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Villain Variant Cover C), AR – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Codename Action #1 (Of 6)(Art Baltazar Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 20 COPIES LEFT
Codename Action #1 (Of 6)(Captain Action Photo Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Codename Action #1 (Of 6)(Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Codename Action #1 (Of 6)(Jae Lee Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Codename Action #1 (Of 6)(Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99 – 17 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Codename Action #1 (Of 6)(Jason Ullmeyer Regular Cover), $3.99 –
Codename Action #1 (Of 6)(Johnny Desjardins Regular Cover), $3.99
Codename Action #1 (Of 6)(Jonathan Lau Regular Cover), $3.99
Mocking Dead #1 (Of 4)(Bill Tortolini Regular Cover), $3.99 – 65 COPIES LEFT
Mocking Dead #1 (Of 4)(Max Dunbar Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 21 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING
Danger Girl The Chase #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Dan Panosian), $3.99 – 131 COPIES LEFT
Danger Girl The Chase #1 (Of 4)(Cover RI Loston Wallace), AR – SOLD OUT
Danger Girl The Chase #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Cosplay Photo), $3.99 – 62 COPIES LEFT
X-Files Season 10 #1 (3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 10 COPIES LEFT

IMAGE COMICS

Love Stories To Die For #1 (One Shot)(Flip Book)(Cover A Rich Bonk), $4.99 – 9 COPIES LEFT
Love Stories To Die For #1 (One Shot)(Flip Book)(Cover B Owen Gieni), $4.99 – 193 COPIES LEFT
Reality Check #1, $2.99 – 278 COPIES LEFT

MARVEL COMICS
X-Men Battle Of The Atom #1 (Of 2)(Arthur Adams Regular Cover), $3.99 – 93 COPIES LEFT
X-Men Battle Of The Atom #1 (Of 2)(Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
X-Men Battle Of The Atom #1 (Of 2)(David Lopez Deadpool Struts Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
X-Men Battle Of The Atom #1 (Of 2)(Frank Cho Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
X-Men Battle Of The Atom #1 (Of 2)(Nick Bradshaw Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

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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

New Mutants #98 (1st Deadpool) CGC 10.0 Sells For $15,449!

Our friends/sponsor at InvestComics; Comic Link recently sold a CGC Graded  10.0 New Mutants #98. Read their release after the jump.

What collector doesn’t own this comic book? How many New Mutants #98 comics exist on the walls of every comic shop or comic convention in the world? Hey it was the 90’s! Well without giving an exact number of copies available in existance because we’d probably be off a tad, the rough estimate is……A LOT! But the question that really needs to be asked about one of the most sought after modern books in today’s maket is, do you own the Gem Mint condition New Mutants #98 featuring the first appearance of everyone’s favorite Merc; Deadpool? A CGC graded 10.0?

So what does a 1991 Gem Mint CGC 10.0 New Mutants #98 sell for these days? How about a cool $15,449?! That’s a nice payday! Check out what Comic Link had to say about the sale after viewing the beauty of the CGC 10.0 below. And PLEASE visit Comic Link to bid on some amazing auctions like this one! Click on any of the RED Comic Link words to check them out! Or click on their ad to the left of this page! Way to go Comic Link!!

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New Mutants #98

Section: For Sale / Modern Age Comics – 1980 to present / Marvel Comics / NEW MUTANTS

Price: $15,449

Publisher: Marvel

Condition: CGC 10.0 MT

Census Rank: Highest CGC Graded! 

Page Quality: White Pages

Type of Holder: Universal

Degree Of Restoration: Unrestored 

Pedigree or Highlight: SINGLE HIGHEST GRADED!

Item description: 1991, 1st Deadpool

ComicLink Comments: This outrageously rare CGC 10 is now the single highest graded example of this extremely popular modern Marvel key. Perhaps no other book represents the excitement (and excess!) of 1990s comics as well as New Mutants #98. This book was creator Rob Liefeld’s paramount release, introducing his most lasting creation and one of the most popular Marvel characters to emerge in the last 30 years — Deadpool. The motor-mouth mercenary has gone onto a highly successful solo career in comics, an silver screen appearance in the X-Men Orgins: Wolverine feature film and rumors continue to circulated that the character is on the shortlist for his very own feature film. If that does occur it seems likely that Deadpool’s popularity with the general public will only expand. This premiere rank already ranks among the most sought after Moderns for collectors of the era and the offering of this singular CGC 10 is an event!

In the past 12 years, CGC has graded over 3700 examples of New Mutants #98. Of those, a full 1000 have been graded at the 9.8 NM/MT tier. That means that this unique CGC 10 is 1000 times scarcer than a 9.8! It doesn’t stop there though. CGC has also certified 8 examples at the CGC 9.9 MT tier. These near pristine examples are exceptionally coveted relative to there age and represent just .2% of the population of NM 9.8s ever graded. This book is 8 times scarcer than a 9.9! The chance to own a single best example of a Modern key of this significance is virtually unknown. There have to be very few cases where there is only a single best example of a key of this era graded and it is perhaps a unique circumstance. CGC has been very stingy with 10s, even for books from the 1990s, so this seems likely to remain a standout item for the advanced collector for years to come.

ToyChestNews “Massive Minimates Giveaway”

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(BALTIMORE, MD)-(August 28, 2013)- ToyChest News.com announces the “Massive Minimates Giveaway” with five lucky winners having the opportunity to win numerous sets of Minimates along with a grand prize package which includes an exclusive hand-painted Venom prototype.  The contest runs from August 28th until September 27th and is only open to those who sign up for or who already receive the ToyChestnews.com E-newsletter.

Minimates may be small (2 in. tall) but they are a BIG deal! Made by Diamond Select Toys, Minimates are miniature models of well-known characters from movies, books, comics, TV shows, video games, which users can mix and match to their liking. From Diamond Select Toys, thousands of Minimates are made, distributed and collected by fans who love owning all their favorite and classic characters from Star Trek, Walking Dead, Avengers, and many more all in their mini sizes.

“Minimates have been popular for over ten years and this contest is great way for fans to have a chance to add to their collection or start a new one,” said Diamond Comic Distributors Consumer Marketing Manager Andy Mueller.

To enter the contest, participants must sign up for the free weekly ToyChestNews.com E-Newsletter that features the latest toys coming to comic shops each week, along with showcasing toy videos and articles. Four winners will receive 12 assorted two-packs of Minimates from Marvel Comics, Iron Man 3, The Walking Dead and Street Fighter X Tekken. One grand prize winner will also receive the same 12 sets, several Minimate show exclusives, as well the exclusive one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Venom Minimate.

This is the biggest giveaway of Minimates ToyChestNews.com has ever done. To sign up for the ToyChestNews.com E-Newsletter and to enter the “Massive Minimate Giveaway”, go to http://toychestnews.com and click on the banner featuring the giveaway.

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MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTIES CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF THE WALKING DEAD & KICK OFF ALL OUT WAR

The release of THE WALKING DEAD #115 becomes a landmark event for fans and retailers

 

TWD115_MidnightVariantCoverAll Out War breaks out on October 9, 2013 with the release of THE WALKING DEAD #115, part of the celebration of 10 years of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s epic comic book series. Image Comics will be kicking off the celebration the night before, alongside retailers across the United States & Canada, with THE WALKING DEAD MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTIES!
For this special event, THE WALKING DEAD will be available for purchase in advance, at midnight on the night before release, October 9, 2013. THE WALKING DEAD #115 is the first issue of the monster event ALL OUT WAR, which will pit Rick Grimes and his group of Survivors in a fight for their lives against the other factions in THE WALKING DEAD universe: The Saviors, The Hilltop, and The Kingdom.
Comic book retailers will be able to sign up to host a midnight release party for THE WALKING DEAD #115 and in the process get exclusive giveaways and promotional items for the party, as well as the opportunity to order a special variant cover of THE WALKING DEAD #115, with brand new art from Charlie Adlard, available only to participating retailers.
Fans who would like to attend a WALKING DEAD MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY should inquire with their local comic book retailers and ask them to participate. Comic book retailers in the US and Canada interested in hosting a midnight release party should opt-in with Diamond Code JUL138242 by September 6th, 2013. For more information, retailers should contact their Diamond customer service representative, or contact Image Comics directly.
THE WALKING DEAD #115 is available for pre-order now, in advance of its release on October 9th, 2013, and features 10 individual connecting covers.

PREVIEWS Celebrates Its 300th Issue

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Previews #300PREVIEWS Celebrates Its 300th Issue

(BALTIMORE, MD)-(August 26, 2013)- PREVIEWS has been the go-to resource for comic book specialty shops and fans to see the newest comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise since October 1988. PREVIEWS is pleased to celebrate its 300th issue with the release of its September, 2013 catalog featuring DC Comics’ Harley Quinn on the cover

“It has been my extreme pleasure and a distinct honor to be a part of PREVIEWS for over 25 years, and I’m proud to say that I’ve been with it since the beginning,” said PREVIEWS editor Marty Grosser. “I’ve seen it grow and evolve from its humble beginnings in 1988, and I can’t wait to see where the future will take us.”

At first, PREVIEWS started off as a small catalog, under 50 pages, featuring new comics from a handful of publishers. As years passed, the catalog grew to over 500 pages, became a full-color publication, added additional magazine features and now showcases thousands of comic book releases, graphic novels, and pop-culture related products.

Each PREVIEWS catalog gives full descriptions for items offered by Diamond Comic Distributors, allowing comic book specialty store owners and their customers the opportunity to get full coverage about merchandise that will be available in two months or more.

PREVIEWS allows comic fans to get excited about what is trending in the comic world and builds anticipation about what great storylines are coming out next,” said Grosser.

The catalog is broken down into sections featuring upcoming comics followed by sections for Toys, Statues & Models, Books, Games, and Apparel from major publishers such as Dark Horse, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics and Marvel Comics. The catalog also has many editorial features for fans to read up on including The GEMs and Featured Items of the month, Splash Page News, Staff Picks, Bestseller Charts, and other articles and interviews.

Each month, PREVIEWS is used as an ordering tool by comic book specialty store owners to help them order the newest merchandise for their stores. Customers and fans can get their own copy of PREVIEWS from their local shop, so they can order their favorite comics, toys, apparel or anything else from the catalog.

The September edition of the PREVIEWS catalog (JUL130001; SRP: $4.99), issue 300, arrives in comic book specialty shops on August 28th, featuring comic and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning November 2013. Get a copy of PREVIEWS at your local comic shop and view some of the latest releases and merchandise at http://www.previewsworld.com. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

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FIVE GHOSTS becomes an ongoing series

FABIAN GRAY HAS US POSSESSED

FIVE GHOSTS TO BECOME ONGOING SERIES
Sixth issue of the literary pulp adventure hits the shelves in October
 

 

The FIVE GHOSTS team returns to Image Comics for another arc, following the unmissable September release of the first trade paperback collecting the original FIVE GHOSTS five-issue miniseries. The fan-revered debut by burgeoning creators Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham has readers primed for even more eye-popping adventure as the book is made into an ongoing series, starting in October.
FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY follows the story of infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray, who, after being bewitched by the mysterious power of “The Dreamstone,” must battle the unwieldy power of five archetypal ghosts that both possess and guide him. Lost in forgotten cities, Fabian faces enemy shadows in a mesmerizing series riddled with literary allusions.
“Both Chris and I, as well as the whole Five Ghosts team, were amazed by the fantastic reception to our first few issues.” said writer Barbiere, who hopes to excavate more of the world of FIVE GHOSTS as the series continues, “We certainly have a lot of stories to tell in this universe and are very excited to have the opportunity to tell them in an ongoing series.”
The sixth issue of the self-declared “literary pulp adventure” series will borrow the talents of guest artist Garry Brown (The Massive, Mass Effect) to reveal the next chapter of Fabian’s story. Barbiere says, “We’re also excited to have our good friend Garry Brown contributing some amazing art to the series for issue six; Garry’s a fantastic artist and we think our readers will enjoy his take on the Five Ghosts universe!”
FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY #6 will be in stores on October 30, and is currently available for pre-order from the August issue of Previews (Diamond code AUG130582).
The first volume of the series, FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY, VOL. 1 TP will be published on September 18 and is available for order (Diamond code JUL130450).
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

InvestComics Hot Picks #284

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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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Most Valuable ACG – AMERICAN COMICS GROUP published each year

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

Most Valuable ACG – AMERICAN COMICS GROUP published each year

Key investment comics and historically important issues

These are the 3 most valuable ACG – AMERICAN COMICS GROUP 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.

American Comics Group (ACG) is an American comic book publisher from 1943 to 1967 that published the medium’s first ongoing horror-comicstitle, Adventures into the Unknown. ACG’s best-known character was the 1960s satirical-humor hero Herbie Popnecker, who starred for a time inForbidden Worlds. Herbie would later get his own title and be turned into a “superhero” called the Fat Fury.   Founded by Benjamin W. Sangor, ACG was co-owned by Fred Iger from 1948 to 1967. Iger’s father-in-law, Harry Donenfeld, head of National Periodical Publications (later known as DC Comics), was also a co-owner in the early 1960s (though Donenfeld was severely incapacitated and out of the business after an accident in 1962). ACG was distributed by Independent News Company, which also distributed (and was part of the same company as) DC.  The company evolved out of a company owned by Sangor. In the mid-1930s, Sangor and Richard E. Hughes began to produce a short-lived prepackaged comics supplement for newspapers. In 1939, the Sangor Shop (as it was informally known) began producing comics for Sangor’s son-in-law Ned L. Pines. The Sangor Shop produced the characters and stories of The Black TerrorPyroman, and Fighting Yank for Pines’ Nedor Comicsand produced most of the comics for Pines until 1945.

In 1943, ACG started to publish its own work under such names as B&I PublishingMichel Publications and Regis Publishing. It acquired the publisher Creston Publications in 1943, making Creston into an ACG imprint. By 1948, it was publishing comics under the name of American Comics Group. Its titles were typical of the times, including horrorcrime, mystery, romance, and funny-animal comics. In 1948, it began publishing the long-running horror title Adventures into the Unknown. This was the first of a trilogy of ACG horror/supernatural titles that also included Forbidden Worlds (1951–1967) and Unknown Worlds (1960–1967).  In 1949, ACG began publishing two long-running romance titles, Romantic Adventures (later changed to My Romantic Adventures), and Lovelorn(later changed to Confessions of the Lovelorn). Both titles lasted into the 1960s.  The company survived the 1954 Senate subcommittee hearings on the dangers of comic books, even retaining its somewhat diluted horror title Adventures into the Unknown. However, in 1955 ACG canceled four long-running humor titles: the funn-animal series Giggle Comics and Ha Ha Comics, and the teen-humor titles Cookie and The Kilroys.  An October 1, 1952 “Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation” published in ACG’s Forbidden Worlds #15 gave its publisher’s name as Preferred Publications, Inc., 8 Lord St., Buffalo, New York” and the owners as Preferred Publications and “B. W. Sangor, 7 West 81st Street, New York, N. Y.” The editor was listed as Richard E. Hughes, 120 West 183rd St., New York, N. Y.” and the business manager as “Frederick H. Iger, 50 Beverly Road, Great Neck, Great Neck, L. I., N. Y.” An October 1, 1950 statement published in ACG’s Cookie #29 gives identical data, with the exception of the publisher and co-owner being listed as “Michel Publications, Inc. 420 DeSoto Ave., St. Louis 7, Mo..  Almost all stories after 1957 were written by editor Hughes under a variety of pseudonyms. Besides the satirical superhero the Fat Fury, other ACG superheroes of the period known as the Silver Age of Comic Books included Magicman (starting in Forbidden Worlds #125), Nemesis in Adventures into the Unknown (starting with #154), and John Force, Magic Agent, in his own title in 1962, then later in Unknown Worlds (#35, 36, 48, 50, 52, 56), with a few stories in Forbidden Worlds (#124, 145) and Adventures into the Unknown (#153, 157).  By 1967, the company had ended publication, except for its commercial comics division, Custom Comics, established in 1950, which lasted until the early 1980s doing work for a variety of clients such as Montgomery WardTupperware, and the United States Air Force

1943

HA HA COMICS #1 $485.00 / GIGGLE COMICS #1 $485.00 / HA HA COMICS #2 $235.00

1944

GIGGLE COMICS #4 $165.00 / GIGGLE COMICS #5 $165.00 / HA HA COMICS #4 $155.00

1945

HI JINX #1 $360.00 / HA HA COMICS #16 $105.00 / HA HA COMICS #17 $105.00

1946

COOKIE COMICS #1 $350.00 / COOKIE COMICS #2 $170.00 / COOKIE COMICS #3 $125.00

1947

KILROYS #1 $340.00 / HI JINX #1 $240.00 / KILROYS #2 $155.00

1948

ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #1 $3,800.00 / MOON MULLINS #1 $300.00 / BLAZING WEST #1 $250.00

1949

ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #2 $1,285.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #3 $1,285.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #4 $650.00

1950

OPERATION PERIL #1 $560.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #8 $485.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #9 $485.00

1951

FORBIDDEN WORLDS #1 $2,600.00 / FORBIDDEN WORLDS #3 $1,075.00 / FORBIDDEN WORLDS #2 $1,060.00

1952

OUT OF THE NIGHT #1 $1,050.00 / FORBIDDEN WORLDS #5 $835.00 / FORBIDDEN WORLDS #6 $735.00

1953

OUT OF THE NIGHT #6 $400.00 / OUT OF THE NIGHT #7 $400.00 / OUT OF THE NIGHT #8 $400.00

1954

COMMANDER BATTLE AND THE ATOMIC SUB #1 $750.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #51 $600.00 / CLUTCHING HAND #1 $585.00

1955

COMMANDER BATTLE AND THE ATOMIC SUB #4 $435.00 / COMMANDER BATTLE AND THE ATOMIC SUB #5 $435.00 / COMMANDER BATTLE AND THE ATOMIC SUB #6 $435.00

1956

ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #70 $125.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #71 $95.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #72 $95.00

1957

ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #91 $105.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #81 $95.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #82 $95.00

1958

FORBIDDEN WORLDS #73 $675.00 / FORBIDDEN WORLDS #65 $145.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #96 $105.00

1959

ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #107 $105.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #104 $75.00 / ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #105 $75.00 /

1960

UNKNOWN WORLDS #1 $385.00 / UNKNOWN WORLDS #2 $200.00 / UNKNOWN WORLDS #3 $165.00

1961

FORBIDDEN WORLDS #94 $220.00 / UNKNOWN WORLDS #4 $160.00 / UNKNOWN WORLDS #5 $160.00

1962

UNKNOWN WORLDS #12 $95.00 / UNKNOWN WORLDS #13 $95.00 / UNKNOWN WORLDS #14 $95.00

1963

FORBIDDEN WORLDS #114 $175.00 / FORBIDDEN WORLDS #110 $130.00 / FORBIDDEN WORLDS #116 $130.00

1964

HERBIE #1 $350.00 / HERBIE #5 $185.00 / HERBIE #2 $160.00

1965

HERBIE #8 $155.00 / HERBIE #6 $130.00 / HERBIE #7 $130.00

1966

HERBIE #14 $95.00 / HERBIE #15 $95.00 / HERBIE #16 $95.00

1967

HERBIE #22 $95.00 / HERBIE #23 $95.00 / GASP #1 $75.00

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

A new TMNT film means renewed interest in the famous mutants!  We all know what issues are rare and worth collecting but they also have appeared in many other titles, some of which are quite hard to come by:

 

1.  Furrlough 52

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This outstanding, long running series should not be missed by fans of anthropomorphic comics.  Not only does this issue have a wonderful cover but it’s a rare appearance by Ninjara, a supporting character from the TMNT universe!

2.  New Age Comics 1

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Published in 1985 this rarity features one of the earliest appearances of the foursome in color!  Flip it over and find out!

3.  Comic Buyers Guide 545

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Why would an old buyer’s guide be worth anything?  In this particluar issue an ad for the Turtles appeared prior to any other known appearance and was the catalyst for the craze to come!

4. Last of the Viking Heroes 2 and 3

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Awesome color covers make these forgotten issues worth pulling from the q-bin.

5.  Grimjack 26

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See above.

6. Extremely Silly 1

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Ben Dunn draws the TMNT!  Good luck finding it.  This issue from AP has to be one of the hardest turtle issues to locate.

7. Miami Mice 4

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The turtles appear and some guy name Dave Sim contributes!

8. Flaming Carrot

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If you have yet to enjoy the masterpiece that is The Flaming Carrot then I really do feel bad for you.  Issues are rare these days but are worth dipping into the no-honey money to acquire them all.

9. Turtlemania Special

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There are variants for this ashcan size comic but my personal favorite is this yellow cover.  They sell for decent money on the back issue market so be prepared to pay a hefty sum if you want one in NM.

10.  Cerebus 155

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Again Sim and the TMNT together just can’t go wrong.

11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 12 ( Image, 1996 )

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Here is an odd comic.  Fans of the comics are pretty adamant about keeping female turtles out of the group.  The TV show included Venus De Milo, the first female turtle and she caused outrage amongst fans.  This issue features a female turtle but it’s a spoof.  Is she Venus or something else?

12. How to Draw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ( Solson )

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More rare comics from Solson!

13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness ( Palladium )

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Palladium published a plethora of TMNT related material in the 80’s and 90’s.  Most of it is very rare.

14. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Authorized Training  Manual ( Solson )

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I am still waiting for an unauthorized edition!

15. Pre-Teen Dirty-Gene Kung-Fu Kangaroos 1

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Once the turtles became popular others tried desperately to replicate the success.  Here is one example where the TMNT had a cameo.

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Jeff Lemire takes JUSTICE LEAGUE north for JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CANADA

Fan favorite writer, and Toronto Native, Jeff Lemire will be taking over the full writing reigns (he’s been co-writing with Geoff Johns) on JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA in spring of 2014, but with one significant change. The JLA becomes the JLC as the team 9and title) moves to Canada.

Justice League of CanadaAfter the dust settles from the JL vs JLA vs JLD in TRINITY WAR, and the heroes return from the events in FOREVER EVIL, some of the current memebers of the various Justice Leagues, along with some new faces, will head to Canada, fed-up with the U.S. Government, particularly Amanda Waller and A.R.G.U.S. and their less than above-board treatment of the heroes.

The team will be based out of the James Bay and Moosonee are, though much of the action happens nearer to Toronto.

“This is like my ultimate dream job,” Lemire says. “It sounds like a joke and something like this would never happen, but it is actually happening, and I couldn’t be happier.”

Lemire goes on to tell THE TORONTO STAR,

“I do want to create a cool, rural Northern Ontario headquarters for Justice League Canada, and I don’t want to spoil it yet. And it’s not a hockey rink, I promise. Although, of course, it did cross my mind,” he says with a laugh.

Lemire proceeds to discuss the nature of the book, and how strongly he feels about doing Canada proud.

“It’s not really like Alpha Flight, as we’re not creating a bunch of very Canadian characters,” Lemire says. “Like those characters are all almost clichéd Canadian archetypes. This is still very much set in the regular Justice League universe and the team will still have some of the bigger named superheroes, but they will actually be located in Canada now, and there will be a couple of new members who are Canadian. So obviously as a Canadian, and as a Canadian storyteller, it’s something I’m very proud of.”

As for the line-up, Lemire teases that after the current storylines wind-up, the various Justice League teams (League, America, and Dark) will have a shake-up to their rosters, and those that join upwith the JLA will opt to make the move north and become JLC. He says the line-up will consist of a mix of A-listers and some of his favorite odd-balls.

There will even be two “new” Canadian characters joing the team. One, the worl spanning, zeta-beam traveling,  ADAM STRANGE is a fairly major DC character, making his NEW 52 debut, with the slight origin tweak that he is now Canadian. The other will be a totally new character, a teenager who Lemire hopes will  “reflect a real part of [Canadian] cultural identity.”

 

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 28 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 28 2013 Release Week

Support new comics !

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !

Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !

Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores – if even 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold !

So any comics on the list that still have copies left I guarantee are going to eventually all sell out.

Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on August 22 2013 (6 days BEFORE release date)!

AUGUST 28 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

 

PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS

 

AAZURN PUBLISHING
Envy (One Shot), $2.49 – SOLD OUT

 

AMIGO COMICS
Arcane Secrets #1 (Of 3), $3.99 – 10 COPIES LEFT

 

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Gold Digger Gina Vs Penny (One Shot), $3.99 – 14 COPIES LEFT

 

ASPEN COMICS

Overtaken #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Aspen Reserved), $1.00 – 42 COPIES LEFT
Overtaken #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Direct Market), $1.00 – 97 COPIES LEFT

 

AVATAR PRESS
Crossed Annual 2013 #1 (Matt Martin Cheerful Cover), $5.99 – SOLD OUT
George R.R. Martin’s Skin Trade #1 (George RR Martin Signed Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Uber #0 (Caanan White Enhanced Breakdown Edition Cover), $5.99 – SOLD OUT

 

BOOM! STUDIOS

Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #1 (Of 6)(Colleen Coover Emerald City Comicon Variant Cover), $9.99 – SOLD OUT
Bravest Warriors #1 (Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb Emerald City Comicon Variant Cover), $9.99 – 36 COPIES LEFT
Regular Show #1 (Meredith McClaren Phoenix Comicon Exclusive Cover), $9.99 – 40 COPIES LEFT
Suicide Risk #1 (Joelle Jones Phoenix Comicon Exclusive Cover), $9.99 – 30 COPIES LEFT

 

DARK HORSE COMICS

Itty Bitty Hellboy #1, $2.99 – 333 COPIES LEFT
Last Of Us American Dreams #1 (Of 4)(3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99  – 872 COPIES LEFT
Station To Station (One Shot), $2.99 – 124 COPIES LEFT

 

DC COMICS
American Vampire Anthology #1, $7.99 – 150 COPIES LEFT
Batman Incorporated Special #1 (Chris Burnham Regular Cover), $4.99 – 300 COPIES LEFT
Batman Incorporated Special #1 (Ethan Van Sciver Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #2 (was ‘Collider’), $2.99 – 3,228 COPIES LEFT

Wake #1 (Of 10)(Director’s Cut Edition), $4.99 – 96 COPIES LEFT

 

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Damsels Giant Killer (One Shot)(Chrissie Zullo Regular Cover), $4.99 – 35 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Hundred Penny Press Edition)(Cover A Dan Duncan), $1.00 – 7 COPIES LEFT

 

MARVEL COMICS
All-New X-Men #1 (Stan Lee Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $399.99 – SOLD OUT
Deadpool Killustrated #1 (Of 4)(Cullen Bunn Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $19.91 – SOLD OUT
Fantastic Four #1 (Matt Fraction Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $19.61 – SOLD OUT
FF #1 (Mike Allred Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $19.61 – SOLD OUT
Iron Man #1 (Stan Lee Signed Marquee Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $399.99 – SOLD OUT

 

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING
Henry And Glenn Forever And Ever #1 (Cover A Tom Neely), $5.00 — 66 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Henry And Glenn Forever And Ever #1 (Cover B Jim Rugg), $5.00

 

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Quantum And Woody #1 (Valerio Schitti 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 2 COPIES LEFT

 

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Special Edition (Cover A Renato King), $5.99 – 35 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Special Edition (Cover B Emilio Laiso), $5.99 – 39 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Special Edition (Cover C Giuseppe Cafaro), $5.99 – 43 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Special Edition (Cover D Douglas Klauba), $5.99 – 30 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents No Tomorrow #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Mike Krome), $2.99 – 20 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents No Tomorrow #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Stjepan Sejic), $2.99 – 36 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents No Tomorrow #1 (Of 5)(Cover C Harvey Tolibao), $2.99 – 29 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents No Tomorrow #1 (Of 5)(Cover D Pasquale Qualano), $2.99 – 39 COPIES LEFT

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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

The Cost of Being Clark Kent

Our friends at netvouchercodes.co.uk sent over this new Infographic to share with all of the comic book fans here. This infographic gives us an indepth look at “The Cost of Being Clark Kent”. Check it out, it’s a lot of fun!

Some superheroes wouldn’t be so super without a little help from their never-ending bank accounts and well-worn credit cards. But not Superman. With Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel flying into cinemas next month, we take a look at what it would cost to be Supes’ mild mannered alter ego, Clark Kent. Unlike his mighty pals, the only mask the otherworldly Kal-El wears is that of a bumbling journalist, making him the thriftiest super hero of all. What’s more, if he visited NetVoucherCodes.co.uk he could have saved even more money on his yearly expenses. the-cost-of-being-clark-kent

Support “COSMIC”!

Image of the Indiegogo COSMIC wallpaper reward.

From Alterna Comics, the publisher that brought you the New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel “FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead”, comes a brand-new superhero series – “COSMIC”. Written by Sal Brucculeri with art by Chandra Kelly and colorist Victoria Pittman. The series will debut on Alterna Comics’ digital line in January 2014.

The COSMIC team is holding an Indiegogo fundraiser to finance future issues of the series at igg.me/at/cosmiccomic. The fundraiser will last until Monday, September 30, 2013. The indiegogo project for COSMIC will be your chance to own the series before it is released to the world. Here are some rewards that will be available: the special “Indiegogo Edition” printed copy of issues one and two combined into a trade paperback, original page sketches, the full script, pdf’s of the pencils, a custom computer from kmlcomputerservices.com, a t-shirt, and inks for aspiring inkers, colorists, and letterers to use!

Cosmic, Issue 1- Cover and unlettered pages.

The Back Story — Landon Debson is your typical college graduate in today’s world, he has plenty of student loan debt but no job to show for it. Wasting away his education on the unemployment line, Landon finally receives a call-back from one of the hundreds of interviews he went on and is offered his very first job. Filled with excitement to start his new career as a S.T.A.R. at U.P.A., Landon doesn’t realize that he has signed a contract to work for the Universal Protection Agency as a Soldier Through All Radars as the superhero “COSMIC”.

The First Story-Arc — Flash-forward a year later, Cosmic is faced with the task of protecting the infants of Earth from the alien pirate “Captain Priam” and his crew of baby-snatchers!

The ultimate goal of this campaign is to fund issues one and two with a stretch goal for additional issues. A $25 contribution gets you the indiegogo Edition TPB and the PDFs of issues 1 and 2, but for each stretch goal we reach, anybody who pledged $5 or more will receive the PDF of each issue added! All backers who contribute $30 or more will receive a signed issue of each additional issue added through stretch goals! Even if you can’t contribute, just spreading the word about the campaign and comic book would be fantastic and extremely appreciated.

For more updates on the COSMIC series, please visit: igg.me/at/cosmiccomic to pledge and salbrucculeri.tumlr.com for updates!

InvestComics Hot Picks #283

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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!

InvestComics Hot Picks 8/21/13

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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.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to sign up to the InvestComics Newsletter. Be the first to find out about the NEW Contest coming up! HINT: Jim, Scott, and Clark.

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InvestComics Hot Covers 8/21/13

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Most Valuable TOBY PRESS comics published each year

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

Most Valuable TOBY PRESS comics published each year

Key investment comics and historically important issues

These are the 3 most valuable TOBY PRESS 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.

Toby Press was an American comic-book company that published from 1949 to 1955. Founded by Elliott Caplin, brother of cartoonist Al Capp and himself an established comic strip writer, the company published reprints of Capp’s Li’l Abner strip; licensed-character comics starring such film andanimated cartoon properties as John Wayne and Felix the Cat; and original conceptions, including romancewarWestern, and adventure comics. Some of its comics were published under the imprint Minoan.    Elliott Caplin entered the comic-book field as editor of True Comics for the Parents Magazine Institute. Some years later, he founded Toby Press with reprints of his brother Al Capp‘s popular newspaper comic strip Li’l Abner, a satire built around hillbilly archetypes. The first Toby comic-book series was Al Capp’s Li’l Abner, which began with issue #70 (May 1949), picking up the numbering from Harvey Publications‘ Li’l Abner Comics. It ran 28 issues, through #97 (Jan. 1955) Toby’s second title was the four-issue Al Capp’s Dogpatch Comics, numbered #71, followed by #2-4 (June-Dec. 1949). The first three issues are re-reprintings of Li’l Abner strips that the newspaper syndicate United Feature had published in the omnibus comic-book Tip Top #112-114 (Nov. 1946 – Jan. 1947), while the contents of the fourth issue are uncertain. Following through 1952 were Al Capp’s Shmoo Comics #1-5 (July 1949 – April 1950); Al Capp’s Wolf Gal #1-2 (1951–1952); and a series of pocket-sized, 6.75 x 3.5-inch, one-shot comics produced as premiums for Oxydol and Dreft detergents: Al Capp’s Shmoo in Washable Jones’ TravelsAl Capp’s Daisy Mae in Ham Sangwidges also Cousin Weakeyes, and Al Capp’s Li’l Abner in The Mystery o’ the Cave!!    Toby’s next series was John Wayne Adventure Comics, named after the Hollywood Western star and frequently featuring photo covers bearing scenes from his movies. It ran 31 issues (Winter 1949/1950 – May 1955) and spawned its own Oxydol/Dreft pocket-sized premium, John Wayne: The Cowboy Trouble-Shooter! Further such premiums included Archie in Mask Me No Questions, featuring the Archie Comics teen-humor star; and Paul Terry‘s Terry-Toon Comics (both 1950).     In its brief existence, Toby Press published in a wide variety of genres, including funny animal, with the 42-issue Felix the Cat #20-61 (1951 – June 1955, taking over the numbering from the Dell Comics series), which spawned spin-offs including Felix the Cat 3D Comic Book (1953); Western, with the likes of Gabby Hayes Western, a one-shot starring the movie sidekick, and the 29-issue Billy the Kid Adventure Magazinewar comics such as the 15-issue Tell It to the Marines and the six-issue Monty Hall of the U.S. Marines (no relation to the game-show host); the genre-evident Young Lover Romances and Tales of Horror; the medieval-adventure one-shot The Black Knight, with art by Ernie Schroeder; and even a two-issue comic Captain Tootsie, that starred the heroic mascot of Tootsie Roll candy.  Toby’s final comic, Felix the Cat #61, was cover-dated June 1955.   Some covers bore the logo ANC, standing for American News Company, at the time the country’s largest newsstand distributor.

1949

JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #1 $3,000.00 / AL CAPP’S SHMOO #1 $375.00 / AL CAPP’S SHMOO #2 $250.00

1950

JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #2 $1,150.00 / JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #3 $1,150.00 / JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #4 $1,150.00

1951

JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #8 $1,050.00 / JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #6 $1,000.00 / JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #7 $860.00

1952

TALES OF HORROR #1 $625.00 / JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #14 $585.00 / JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #16 $585.00

1953

FELIX THE CAT #37 $840.00 / DANGER IS OUR BUSINESS #1 $675.00 / FELIX THE CAT SUMMER ANNUAL #1 $675.00

1954

GREAT LOVER ROMANCES #15 $635.00 / FELIX THE CAT WINTER ANNUAL #2 $625.00 / JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #25 $585.00

1955

JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #29 $550.00 / JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #31 $550.00 / JOHN WAYNE ADVENTURE COMICS #30 $485.00

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

Most Valuable Comic Books Made in 2013 and 2012

The first online comic book price guide specifically for 2013 published comics.

This is a very clear look at what the most valuable single issue mass produced regular cover edition comic books of the year and their current values.  (Note prices may have gone up or down throughout the year).  These are current prices as of this date.

How many of these comics did you predict would be valuable?     Due to the increased demand in small print run comics from Image in 2012 many speculators entered the collect/profit comics world and therefore actually hurt the chances of current comics going up in value.  So far in 2013 only 20 different comics published out of 4,000 are worth $10.00 or more !

Notice the drastic difference in the list of most valuable comics from 2012 – there are 3x as many comics on the list and many more valuable ones that are still in strong demand.

Image has 6 of the most valuable comics of 2013

Image has 35 of the 59 most valuable comics of 2012 – that is 60% of all valuable comics of that year!

All comics are regular cover editions and 1st printings (unless noted otherwise)

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MOST VALUABLE COMICS OF 2013

1 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #1 $40.00

2 LAST OF US #1 $25.00

3 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1 $25.00

4 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #2 $20.00

5 PETER PANZERFAUST #8 $20.00

6 PETER PANZERFAUST #9 $20.00

7 SKYWARD #1 $20.00

8 LAST OF US #3 $15.00

9 DAY MEN #1 $14.00

10 STAR WARS #1 $12.00

11 DAREDEVIL #21 $10.00

12 EAST OF WEST #1 $10.00

13 GHOSTED #1 $10.00

14 LAST OF US #2 $10.00

15 HAWKEYE #4 $10.00

16 HAWKEYE #5  $10.00

17 HAWKEYE #6 $10.00

18 NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 $10.00

19 WALKING DEAD #108 $10.00

20 WATSON AND HOLMES #1 $10.00

 

MOST VALUABLE COMICS OF 2012

1 PETER PANZERFAUST #1 $225.00

2 SAGA #1 $80.00

3 THIEF OF THIEVES #1 $65.00

4 PETER PANZERFAUST #2 $60.00

5 MANHATTAN PROJECTS #1 $55.00

6 ADVENTURE TIME #1 $50.00

7 NOWHERE MEN #1 $40.00

8 BATMAN #6 $30.00

9 MIND MGMT #1 $30.00

10 THIEF OF THIEVES #2 $30.00

11 THINK TANK #1 $30.00

12 FATALE #1 $25.00

13 HAWKEYE #1 $25.00

14 HAWKEYE #2 $25.00

15 PROPHET #21 $25.00

16 WALKING DEAD #93 $25.00

17 ADVENTURE TIME #2 $20.00

18 BATMAN #4 $20.00

19 BATMAN #7 $20.00

20 BATMAN #8 $20.00

21 MANHATTAN PROJECTS #2 $20.00

22 NOWHERE MEN #2  $20.00

23 PETER PANZERFAUST #3 $20.00

24 REVIVAL #1 $20.00

25 SAGA #2 $20.00

26 THIEF OF THIEVES #3 $20.00

27 WALKING DEAD #94 $20.00

28 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 $15.00

29 BATGIRL #13 $15.00

30 BATMAN #3 $15.00

31 BATMAN #5 $15.00

32 BATMAN #13 $15.00

33 GAMBIT #3 $15.00

34 HOAX HUNTERS #0 $15.00

35 SAGA #3 $15.00

36 SAGA #4 $15.00

37 SAGA #5 $15.00

38 SAGA #6 $15.00

39 WALKING DEAD #95 $15.00

40 HAWKEYE #3 $12.00

41 MANHATTAN PROJECTS #3 $12.00

42 THE ACTIVITY #2 $10.00

43 ADVENTURE TIME #3 $10.00

44 BATMAN #9 $10.00

45 CATWOMAN $13 $10.00

46 CLONE #1 $10.00

47 DAREDEVIL #8 $10.00
48 DAREDEVIL #9 $10.00
49 DJANGO UNCHAINED #1 $10.00

50 HOAX HUNTERS #1  $10.00

51 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16 $10.00

52 MIND MGMT #2  $10.00

53 PETER PANZERFAUST #4 $10.00

54 PETER PANZERFAUST #5 $10.00

55 PETER PANZERFAUST #6  $10.00

56 PETER PANZERFAUST $7 $10.00

57 REVIVAL #2  $10.00

58 SAGA #7 $10.00

59 WALKING DEAD #96 $10.00

 

Article and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

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

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY AUGUST 2013

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY AUGUST 2013

Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

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This list is updated every 2 weeks.  This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market.   I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month.     This list focuses on all regular edition covers.  (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs).   If you think I have missed any hot titles/issues of the last 5 years please let me know.  Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold releases of the last few years online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price.  However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales.  Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

#1 DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book.  I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples.  Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled.

#2 THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game.  All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release.  Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH !  #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release.  Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low.   Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book.  Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July.    I sold a few sets at $100.00.  Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies.   Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012

Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
269 Last of Us American Dreams 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 7,138
#3 SKYWARD #1 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) New ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly.  Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online.  I helped hype this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices.
#4 WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off.   Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month.  Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00
 #5 CLONE (IMAGE 2012) On July 15th 2013 it was announced that the new TV series was official and that drove up prices on #1 even though it has a larger print run over 23,000.   Diamond still had copies in warehouse up to this news announcement and then sold its last 1,000 copies within days.   #1 currently at $10.00 – all issues selling better now and sold out at Diamond. Note how the print run has dropped drastically.  Issue #1 has almost 500% the print run of #9.
95, Clone1*, $2.99, Image, 23,292
172 Clone 2* $2.99 Image 11,144
170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10,525

 

200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8,589
213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8,076
224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7,460
251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6,956
249 Clone 8 $2.99 Image 6,343
288 Clone 9 $2.99 Image 5,954
#6 GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00
#7 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.   #1 2nd printing hit $12.00   #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4.   I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman,  Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc.   Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.
 96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98 Injustice Gods Among Us 7 $3.99 DC 25,731
#8 TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1 (DC 2013) New mini-series inspiring the Trinity DC crossover storyline for summer 2013 sold out and quickly went to 2nd printing and copies selling as high as $11.00 for regular edition.
#9 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down.    Smaller print run.  Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month.  News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again.  #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.
197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113

#10 SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month

#11 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month

#12 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores.   Selling for double cover in first week including variant covers are all hot.

#13 THE WAKE (DC VERTIGO 2013) Each issue has been reprinted finally driving up prices after 2 months out on #1.  Currently at $8.00 for #1 1st prints.

#14 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.  One season of the TV series seems guaranteed.   #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20.  Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month.  Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11.  #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4
215 Peter Panzerfaust 12 $3.50 Image 9,951
#15 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).
30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead111, $2.99, Image, 74,857
#16 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.  Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row.  #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.
40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga12, $2.99, Image, 53,339
#17 HAWKEYE #1-10   The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00.  Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings.  New issues still sell out.  It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1.  Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50 Hawkeye 12 $2.99 Marvel 40,837
#18 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and has stabilized at $7.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well.  This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue.  It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity.  All issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441
#19 BALLISTIC #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) New mini series – #1 sold out instantly and hit high prices of $12.00 in first week of release.
285 Ballistic 1 $3.50 Black Mask 6,048
#20 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3.   Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5.   #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11

213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12
209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

#21 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and on average $10.00 each !

6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

#22 BATMAN #1 5 7 9 – sold out issues averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for $50.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00.  Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#23 WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.

184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840

#24 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover constantly.

94, XFiles Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

#25 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings are more common.  #1 1st in the $15-20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11

#26 UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originaly I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series.   I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   The first issue was #0 and not #1.  #0 is the rare ones to find.  #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.   Print runs on each individual cover are very low.  There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover.  This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is.  In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0.   Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers
178, Uber, 0, $3.99, Avatar, 10,849
292, Uber, 0 Enhanced Ed, $4.99, Avatar, 5,084
137, Uber, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,109
132. Uber, 2, $3.99, Avatar, 16,160
188 Uber 4 $3.99 Avatar 12,030
#27 THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April.  #1 now at $90.00.   Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype.   Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title.  The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12

358, Sixth Gun28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901

338, Sixth Gun29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097

306, Sixth Gun30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227

325, Sixth Gun31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350

300, Sixth Gun32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

#28 SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

227, Six Gun Gorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730

#29 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11
132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12

135, Thief of Thieves12, $2.99, Image, 14,974

135, Thief of Thieves13, $2.99, Image, 15,201

129, Thief of Thieves14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

#30 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

#31 LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.

34, Lazarus1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

#32 HALF PAST DANGER #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings instantly.  Some retailers charge more.

249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048

283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967

#33 GRIMM FAIRY TALES: OZ (ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) #1 has 5 regular covers – most sellers including myself sold these as sets.  Selling for cover until it was reported they were sold out and then sets selling for double cover as of Aug 15th.

#34 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 (ARCANA STUDIOS 2013) Small publisher and print run – another Wizard of Oz inspired series selling way above cover after a month.  Become hot 6 weeks after release.

#35 BODIE TROLL (RED 5 COMICS 2013) #1 very small print run selling above cover instantly

#36 RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st.   Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.   #1 settled down now to about $50.00.    Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

#37 NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series.  $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

#38 NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 (TITAN 2013) New miniseries from small publisher sold out instantly – nobody has copies for sale.

Did not even chart on the monthly Top 300.   High sale of $13.00

#39 IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – sells above cover.

#40 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127

162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153

175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#41 REVIVAL (Image) #1-10   Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11

114, Revival6, $2.99, Image, 17,396

124, Revival7, $2.99, Image, 16,639

124, Revival8, $2.99, Image, 17,082

121, Revival9, $2.99, Image, 16,977

134, Revival10, $2.99, Image, 16,314

153, Revival11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

#42 POLARITY #1-4  Mini-series.  Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything.  Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459

250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957

247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436

#43 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie.  #1 hit high of $75 a month ago and now settled closer to $25 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#44 BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

#45 BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

#46 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

248 Hoax Hunters 0 $2.99 Image 5779 2012 3
230 Hoax Hunters 1 $2.99 Image 6973 2012 7
300 Hoax Hunters 3 $2.99 Image 4404 2012 9

#47 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

#48 FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings.   Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

#49 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 (MARVEL 2013) Major villain mini-series sold out and currently at $6.00 for regular cover.

#50 THUMBPRINT #1 (IDW 2013) Regular and Subscription cover sets sell above cover

177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11,185
260 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 2 $3.99 IDW 7,278

#51 LIBERATOR #1 (BLACK MASK 2013)  Small print – regular and variant covers all above cover

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

#52 FIVE COLOR COMICS #1 (ART OF FICTION 2013) $8.95 cover price made this a very low ordered book and has sold above cvr.  Did not even make the top 300 monthly sales chart.

#53 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier.  Currently $6.00

33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430

#54 GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $50.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

#55 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now.   #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale.   $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print.  #2 currently in the $20-30 range.  #3 $10.  #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image.   #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

#56 OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing.  Highest ratings online for story and art.  Super small print run.

#57 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-10 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#58 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-5  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

171, Helheim, 1, $3.99, Oni, 11,877

189, Helheim, 2, $3.99, Oni, 10,256

207, Helheim, 3, $3.99, Oni, 10,118

215, Helheim, 4, $3.99, Oni, 8,432.

#59 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

#60 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets #1-6 sell for $26

#61 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

29, Batman Incorporated8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

#62 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30.  Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4

119, Manhattan Projects9, $3.50, Image, 17,229

125,Manhattan Projects10, $3.50, Image, 17,028

116, Manhattan Projects11, $3.50, Image, 17,517

129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

#63 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months.

#64 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

#65 NUMBER 13 (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini series #0 1 2 3.   #0 is reprints of early appearances in Dark Horse Presents.  #0 commands the most money.  Large print runs on other issues but a teaser trailer came out in July causing interest in a potential future movie.

#66 COLLIDER (DC VERTIGO 2013) New ongoing issue that sold out and with #2 the title has changed to FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics.

#67 PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

#68 NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

218 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 2nd print Image 5956 2011 5
171 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 Image 8869 2011 4

#69 CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00  Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

#70 LOCKE AND KEY (2008)  Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

#71 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

#72 EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber.  Online pre-sales were doing well above cover.  Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

#73 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2-6 (DARK HORSE 2011)  Anthology with original first appearances of Number 13 later reprinted in Number 13 #0 a year later.

#74 CHRONOS COMMANDER #1 (2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.  Did not even chart on the monthly Top 300.

#75 ARCHIE #646 (ARCHIE 2013) Pepoy cover pays tribute to EC 1950′s Weird Science covers – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.

#76 ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00  for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

#77 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

#78 JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

#79 CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

#80 MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – $32.00

#81 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#82 DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#83 DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.

4 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11
21 Deadpool 2 $2.99 Marvel 67421 2012 11
25 Deadpool 3 $2.99 Marvel 60215 2012 12

#84 DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

161 Django Unchained 1 $3.99 DC 11795 2012 12

#85 TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834

#86 THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

#87 THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

#88 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#89 SUPERMAN #1   New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $15.00

#90 MERCY SPARX #1 (DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Small time publisher and print run some sellers asking above cover.

#91 A1#1  (2013) New anthology series.  New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

#92 SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $9.00

#93 ACTION #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#94 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

#95 SEX #1-5 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

#96 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

#97 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

#98 FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

#99 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1

#100 POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

#101 BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#102 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

#103 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#104 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

#105 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

#106 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

#107 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year.  Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back.  Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings.

#108 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-8   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1′s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really really well online when initially released!

#109 SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#110 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

#111 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars.  Cory Monteith star of Glee died in late July 2013.

#112 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

#113 RED SONJA #1 (IDW 2013)  #1 had decent print run but still sold out – some charge a little above cover.

#114 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

#115 ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

#116 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

#117 STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

#118 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

#119 HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

#120 DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

#121 BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

#122 SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

288 Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark 1 $4.99 Image 4932 2010 6

#123 BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

160 Bravest Warriors 1 $3.99 Boom 14866 2012 10
164 Bravest Warriors 2 $3.99 Boom 12900 2012 11
179 Bravest Warriors 3 $3.99 Boom 10229 2012 12

#124 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10

120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

#125 HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

#126 SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

#127 CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

#128 DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#129 LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.

280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

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

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 21 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 21 2013 Release Week

Support new comics !

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !

Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !

Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores – if even 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold !

So any comics on the list that still have copies left I guarantee are going to eventually all sell out.

Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on August 15 2013 (6 days BEFORE release date)!

AUGUST 21 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

BIG DOG INK

Penny For Your Soul Death #1 (Of 7)(Cover A J. B. Neto), $3.50 – 32 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Penny For Your Soul Death #1 (Of 7)(Cover B Jenevieve Broomall), $3.50
Penny For Your Soul Death #1 (Of 7)(Cover C Natalie Sanders), AR – SOLD OUT

DC COMICS

Batman Beyond Universe #1 (Rafael Albuquerque Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Batman Beyond Universe #1 (Sean Murphy Regular Cover), $3.99  – 149 COPIES LEFT
Justice League Trinity War #1 (Director’s Cut Edition), $5.99 – 2,495 COPIES LEFT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Living Corpse Haunted (One Shot), $4.99 – 34 COPIES LEFT
Miss Fury Digital #1 (Of 2)(Jose Luis Regular Cover), $3.99 – 40 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING

KISS Kids #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Jose Holder), $3.99 – 156 COPIES LEFT
KISS Kids #1 (Of 4)(Cover RI Jose Holder), AR – SOLD OUT
KISS Kids #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Bruce Timm), $3.99 – 91 COPIES LEFT

MARVEL COMICS

Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(John Romita Jr 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 2,129 COPIES LEFT

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING
Henry And Glenn Forever And Ever #1 (Cover A Tom Neely)(not verified by Diamond), $5.00 – 24 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Henry And Glenn Forever And Ever #1 (Cover B Jim Rugg)(not verified by Diamond), $5.00

NEW PARADIGM STUDIOS
Watson And Holmes #1 (Rick Leonardi 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Bloodshot #0 (Dave Bullock Regular Cover), $3.99 – 100 COPIES LEFT
Bloodshot #0 (Emanuela Lupacchino Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Bloodshot #0 (Matt Kindt Pullbox Variant Cover), $3.99 – 53 COPIES LEFT
Quantum And Woody #1 (Emanuela Lupacchino 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 370 COPIES LEFT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Anthony Spay Team), $2.99 – 50 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Marat Mychaels), $2.99 – 41 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Anthony Spay Black Cloak), $2.99 – 31 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights #1 (Of 4)(Cover D Alfredo Reyes), $2.99 – 42 COPIES LEFT

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you not yet sold out

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

Most Valuable FAWCETT COMICS published each year

Most Valuable FAWCETT 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 FAWCETT comic books published in every year

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(Overstreet 2013 guide NM prices)

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.

1940

WHIZ COMICS #2 $130,000.00 / WOW COMICS #1 $27,000.00 / THRILL COMICS #1 $20,315.00

1941

CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #1 $62,000.00 / MASTER COMICS #21 $12,000.00 / WHIZ COMICS #25 $9,500.00

1942

MASTER COMICS #22 $11,000.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #1 $10,500.00 / GENE AUTRY COMICS #1 $7,500.00

1943

HOPALONG CASSIDY #1 $4,500.00 / WOW COMICS #9 $2,900.00 / ALL HERO COMICS #1 $2,750.00

1944

CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #15 $1,050.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #16 $875.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #17 $875.00

1945

MARVEL FAMILY #1 $2,800.00 / MARY MARVEL COMICS #1 $2,500.00 / IBIS THE INVINCIBLE #3 $1,175.00

1946

MARY MARVEL COMICS #2 $1,100.00 / BULLETMAN #14 $925.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL STORY BOOK #1 $850.00

1947

X-MAS COMICS #7 $1,150.00 / MARY MARVEL COMICS #9 $500.00 / MARY MARVEL COMICS #10 $500.00

1948

CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #80 $1,200.00 / TOM MIX WESTERN #1 $800.00 / IBIS THE INVINCIBLE #6 $775.00

1949

X-MAS COMICS #4 $1,500.00 / LASH LARUE WESTERN #1 $900.00 / ROCKY LANE WESTERN #1 $850.00

1950

NEGRO ROMANCE #1 $2,700.00 / NEGRO ROMANCE #2 $2,200.00 / NEGRO ROMANCE #3 $2,200.00

1951

CAPTAIN VIDEO #1 $1,550.00 / X-MAS COMICS #6 $1,150.00 / YOGI BERRA #1 $1,135.00

1952

FAWCETT MOVIE COMICS #15 $3,800.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #115 $1,600.00 / STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #1 $1,375.00

1953

WORLDS OF FEAR #10 $1,950.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #119 $1,150.00 / SWEETHEARTS #119 $1,150.00

1954

MARVEL FAMILY #89 $340.00 / LASH LARUE WESTERN #46 $115.00 / TEX RITTER WESTERN #20 $110.00

1959

DENNIS THE MENACE #39 $90.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE #32 $75.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE #33 $75.00

1960

DENNIS THE MENACE FUN BOOK #1 $90.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE #40 $75.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE GIANT #8 $70.00

1961

DENNIS THE MENACE TELEVISION SPECIAL #1 $85.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE TRIPLE FEATURE #1 $85.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE AND HIS PAL JOEY #1 $80.00

1962

DENNIS THE MENACE GIANT #10 $80.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE GIANT #11 $80.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE TELEVISION SPECIAL #2 $45.00

1963 ONWARDS

Dennis The Menace related comics dominate all years onwards

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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

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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks for new comic releases on 8-14-13

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.

So InvestComics received a bit of a facelift. Pretty cool huh? And with change there are always A LOT of bugs to figure out, so please be patient as we work out the kinks. Otherwise, it’s looking snazzy! Thanks for everyone’s kind words and support, you guys/gals rock.

Be sure to check out a ton of new material going up on InvestComics these days. Lots of cool new articles popping up daily/weekly.

The current contest on InvestComics will be coming to a close this week. Many people have entered to win a signed Fury #1 from writer Jimmy Palmiotti. All you have to do is share the InvestComics Facebook page and or the Twitter page and you become eligible. This of course is very cool, but if you don’t win this time, don’t fret because there is another contest coming up and boy is it nice!

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DC is making this new 52 a long lasting relationship isn’t it? Understanding that DC has restarted everything, it all just seems very muddled at this point. There is so much going on each week, so dramatic, so epic, so….tiresome. This week readers get to that point where Bruce Wayne becomes Batman in Batman (2011 2nd Series) #23. The DC solicit reads as though it’s the biggest thing to happen since sliced bread. Again, understanding that DC is in business to make money, they need to churn that hyperbole up, but haven’t we all been here before? No matter how much a great writer like Scott Snyder spins it as Batman’s first ever sequence of becoming the Bat, we all really know in the back of our minds that this really isn’t new to us. This isn’t a bad reflection on the great series Scott has done, but in the end folks, it’s more of the same here. The tagline for Marvel and DC these days should read The more things change, the more they stay the same.

More curiosity will succumb with Superboy (2011 5th Series) #23 this week as well. This comic promises the debut of a major threat to the DC Universe.

Marvel enters the ever changing of things this week too with Wolverine (2013 4th Series) #8. The tagline on that solicit reads “The biggest Wolverine event in years!” Really?? But we all know that curiosity will get the best of us right?

(Insert sarcasm in the brain for the majority of this paragraph, until the speculation part comes in). In closing with the flare for dramatics this week, Marvel gives us Infinity (2013 Marvel) #1. Not only will this be the return of the biggest bad ass in the Marvel U (Thanos), not only will this be an oversized comic (what is that exactly? Oversized? Why not be double sized? It’s probably not double sized. Maybe just oversized), this number one issue is so big (hype wise) that it will have TEN variant covers. Oh and here’s the best part, this series will “change the way you look at the Marvel Universe!” Really??? Well if you want to make some REAL change in your pocket, pick up the lowest ratio variant, get it witnessed signed (CGC) by Jim Starlin, grade it, hold on to it for a bit until Avengers 2 movie comes around and then dump it. You’ll triple your money. Still won’t be able to afford Iron Man #55 (First appearance of Thanos) at that point, but you’ll have a decent down payment.

IDW Publishing seems to have their ducks in a row. They don’t use the constant flare for dramatics to sell their books. It seems books like Star Wars #1 speak for themselves in the aftermarket. This week IDW brings back a team that debuted way back in 1966’s Dynamo #1 (Tower Comics). The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents have been well used over the years, and this week THUNDER Agents (2013 IDW) #1 will be again by the IDW team. With Todd McFarlane recently calling out Hollywood to check out the Independent circuit more, there is no telling where Hollywood may look next. Will this team be called upon? Dynamo #1 is one to pick up.

A couple of other comics to check out this week are Resident Alien Suicide Blonde (2013 Dark Horse) #0 and Fubar By the Sword (2013 Alterna) #1.

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Jay Katz  

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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 !

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 14 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 14 2013 Release Week

Support new comics !

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !

Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !

Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores – if even 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold !

So any comics on the list that still have copies left I guarantee are going to eventually all sell out.

Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on August 9 2013 (5 days BEFORE release date)!

AUGUST 14 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

ALTERNA COMICS

FUBAR By The Sword #1 (Of 2), $2.99 – 39 COPIES LEFT

ALTERNATIVE COMICS
Outliers #1, $5.00 – 37 COPIES LEFT

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Steampunk Corsairs #1, $3.99 – 13 COPIES LEFT

BOOM! STUDIOS

Day Men #1 (Brian Stelfreeze 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 890 COPIES LEFT
Garfield Pet Force Special #1 (Cover A Gary Barker), $4.99 – 89 COPIES LEFT
Herobear And The Kid Inheritance #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Mike Kunkel), $3.99 – 240 COPIES LEFT
Herobear And The Kid Inheritance #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Mike Kunkel Signed Edition), AR – SOLD OUT

DARK HORSE COMICS
Halo Initiation #1 (Of 3)(John Liberto Regular Cover), $3.99 – 314 COPIES LEFT
Halo Initiation #1 (Of 3)(Terry Dodson Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Last Of Us American Dreams #1 (Of 4)(3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 1499 COPIES LEFT
Resident Alien The Suicide Blonde #0, $3.99 – 165 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Garth Ennis’ Red Team #1 (Emerald City Exclusive Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Vampirella Southern Gothic #1 (Of 5)(Johnny Desjardins Regular Cover), $3.99 – 78 COPIES LEFT
Vampirella Southern Gothic #1 (Of 5)(Photo Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 9 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING

My Little Pony Cover Gallery #1, $3.99 – 214 COPIES LEFT
Star Trek 100-Penny Press #1, $1.00 – 14 COPIES LEFT
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover A Andrea Di Vito), $3.99  – 250 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover B Andrea Di Vito), $3.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover C Andrea Di Vito), $3.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover D Andrea Di Vito), $3.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover RI Andrea Di Vito), AR
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover SUB Jerry Ordway), $3.99 – 76 COPIES LEFT
Wild Blue Yonder #1 (Of 5)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
X-Files Season 10 #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS
Ghosted #1 (Sean Phillips 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 36 COPIES LEFT

MARVEL COMICS
Dexter #1 (Of 5)(Mike Del Mundo 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 64 COPIES LEFT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Adam Kubert Regular Cover), $4.99 – 937 COPIES LEFT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Arthur Adams Hero Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Arthur Adams Hero Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(In-Hyuk Lee Generals Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Jerome Opena Design Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Marko Djurdjevic Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Party Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Party Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Nemesis #1 (Steve McNiven Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $5.00 – SOLD OUT

TITAN PUBLISHING

It Came #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

 

 

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL NEW COMICS RELEASED THIS WEEK

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/comiclist-new-comic-book-releases-list-for-08-14-2013-1-week-out

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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

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

InvestComics Hot Picks – 10 Comic Creators List

Here is a quick list of some of the most influential artists and writers in comics!  Not all of these are relevant in the current market but I bet you will be surprised to find what comics gave them their big break!

 

1. Brian Bendis

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This comic was written by the modern Marvel legend.  Look back in his catalog  and you will find he has done some obscure stuff.  One of the best dialogue writers of his age, Brian continues to churn out quality work.

Other notable early comics:  Parts of a Hole, Caliber Presents 23, Torso, Jinx, Batman Chronicles 23

2. Brian K. Vaughn

Tales of Apocalypse 2 ( Marvel )

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This is probably not the comic you would think of when the creator of Saga and Y the Last Man comes to mind but early on he wrote Ka-Zar, Captain America and this forgotten X-Men related issue!

Other notable early comics: Cable 43, What if 112, Wolverine 131 (slur  error )

3.  Jim Lee

Solson Christmas Special Samurai Santa 1 ( Solson Publications )

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This one should remind us all that Alpha Flight 51 was not Lee’s first pro work!  Those who collect Lee likely know this by now but it should be repeated. This comic is very tough to find.

Other notable early comics: Alpha Flight 51 of course!

4. Frank Miller

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So one of the most prolific writers in comics was first published in what?  That’s right!  The man who revolutionized Daredevil, Batman and others has one of the more rare first efforts.  There’s a Gold Key logo cover but the Whitman is the one to have!

5. Scott Snyder

The Human Torch: The 70th Anniversary Special ( Marvel ) Marcos Variant

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Scott Snyder has yet to prove that he has any staying power in this industry but so far he’s doing a pretty good job!  His Batman run has redefined the character and is one of the few modern examples of how to successfully craft a reboot of an icon.

Other notable early comics: American Vampire 1 ( all versions ), Iron Man Noir 1-4

6.  Mark Millar

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Mr. Millar has become one of the more successful writers of the last decade.  With  movie adaptions of works like Wanted and Kick-Ass, it appears  as if he’s here to stay.  Mark Millar’s early DC work includes Batman LOTDK 79 ( DC ) which is a cheap snag at any shop but his first pro work was in 2000 A.D.

Other notable early comics: Saviour, 2000 A.D. 648, Swamp Thing 140

7.  Chris Ware

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Mr. Ware is an indie great.  He has established himself as one of the most creative sequential artists alive today.  But his earliest work was a mess that he hated so much, he offered original art to those who mailed him copies.  Finding it now is nearly impossible.

Other notable early comics:  Raw 2, Zero Zero 5, Pictopia 3

8..  Mike Mignola

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Putting any speculation to rest on this legend’s first work was not that easy so I asked the man himself at the Boston Comiccon 2013.  A simple black and white pin-up of Red Sonja was all he had published but it was the start to a career that has influenced so many current artists.

Other Notable early comics: Rocket Raccoon 1-4, What if 39, Comic Reader 184,203

9. Robert Kirkman

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The man who penned Invincible, Battle Pope and, oh yea, The Walking Dead has done a fair amount of work for Image.  But his first pro work was in this fabulous series from Funk-O-Tron!!!

Other Notable early comics: Tech Jacket, Inkpunks Quarterly

10. Alex Ross

Terminator the Burning Earth 1

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Do I really have to list this artist’s accolades?  He’s easily the best comic illustrator in history.  Disagree?  Let me know why!

Other notable early comics: Hellraiser 17, Miracleman Apocrypha 3

-Topher

 

( If you read my articles you will see that some of these have been mentioned in the past.  Don’t be alarmed, it has been done intentionally )

Most Valuable AVON COMICS published each year

Most Valuable AVON COMICS published each yearT

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 AVON 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.

1945

MOLLY O’DAY #1 $950.00 / CAPTAIN SILVER’S LOG OF THE SEA HOUND #1 $225.00 / SEA HOUND #2 $135.00

1947

EERIE #1 $9,500.00 / THE SAINT #1 $1,450.00 / THE SAINT #2 $650.00

1948

THE SAINT #3 $550.00 / THE SAINT #4 $550.00 / PETER RABBIT COMICS #2 $325.00

1949

SLAVE GIRL COMICS #1 $1,600.00 / SLAVE GIRL COMICS #2 $1,125.00 / SIDESHOW #1 $1,100.00

1950

STRANGE WORLDS #1 $2,300.00 / FLYING SAUCERS #1 $1,400.00 / OUT OF THIS WORLD #1 $1,300.00

1951

STRANGE WORLDS #3 $3,800.00 / STRANGE WORLDS #4 $2,400.00 / EARTH MAN ON VENUS #1 $2,300.00

1952

ROBOTMEN OF THE LOST PLANET #1 $2,100.00 / WITCHCRAFT #1 $1,200.00 / EERIE #4 $1,000.00

1953

SECRET DIARY OF EERIE ADVENTURES #1 $3,700.00 / WITCHCRAFT #5 $975.00 / NIGHT OF MYSTERY #1 $750.00

1954

SPACE THRILLERS #1 $2,100.00 / ALL TRUE DETECTIVE CASES 100 PAGE GIANT $600.00 / STRANGE WORLDS #18 $435.00

1955

STRANGE WORLDS #19 $435.00 / STRANGE WORLDS #20 $105.00 / FIGHTING DAVY CROCKETT #9 $90.00

1956

PETER RABBIT #34 $85.00 / WILD BILL HICKOK #28 $85.00 / PETER RABBIT #33 $85.00

1959

FUNNIES ANNUAL – TREASURY SIZED ONE-SHOT $700.00

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

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

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 5 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 5 2013 Release Week

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

(Pictured are the fastest comics to sell out this week!)

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Let’s go back a bit and see what is still available from some great new comic series that debuted recently.

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

This weekly article instantly shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !

Support new comics !

Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !

Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores – if even 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold !

So any comics on the list that still have copies left I guarantee are going to eventually all sell out.

Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on August 6 2013 (62 days after release date)!

JUNE 5 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

ANTARCTIC PRESS

Macabre #1 (One Shot), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

ASPEN COMICS

Aspen Splash 2013 Swimsuit Spectacular (Anniversary Edition), $3.99 – 29 COPIES LEFT

BOOM! STUDIOS
Bravest Warriors #1 (Of 6)(Bob Flynn NYCC Variant Cover), $9.99 – SOLD OUT
Herobear And The Kid Special #1 (Cover A Mike Kunkel), $3.99 – 128 COPIES LEFT
Herobear And The Kid Special #1 (Cover B Mike Kunkell), AR – SOLD OUT

DC COMICS
Astro City #1 (Cover A Alex Ross Featuring Heroes), $3.99 – 1,573 COPIES LEFT
Astro City #1 (Cover B Alex Ross Featuring Villains), $3.99 – 1,054 COPIES LEFT

IMAGE COMICS
All-New Secret Skullkickers #1 (Cover A Edwin Huang & Ross A Campbell), $3.50  – SOLD OUT
All-New Secret Skullkickers #1 (Cover B Saejin Oh), $3.50 – 100 COPIES LEFT
East Of West #1 (4th Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Jupiter’s Legacy #1 (Michael Allred 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 2,809 COPIES LEFT
Ten Grand #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 1,899 COPIES LEFT

MARVEL COMICS
Daredevil Dark Nights #1 (Of 8), $2.99 – 530 COPIES LEFT
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(Adam Hughes Variant Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(Adam Kubert Variant Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(Cully Hamner Variant Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(John Romita Jr Regular Cover), $2.99 – 1,217 COPIES LEFT
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(Marc Silvestri Variant Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(Pasqual Ferry Variant Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Marvel’s Thor The Dark World Prelude #1 (Of 2), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Wolverine Comic Reader #1, $3.99 – 5 COPIES LEFT

MOVIELAND CLASSICS
Monster Attack Team #1, $19.99 – SOLD OUT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Demons The Unseen #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Anthony Spay), $2.99 – 23 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Demons The Unseen #1 (Of 3)(Cover B Harvey Toliboa), $2.99 – 26 COPIES LEFT
Screwed #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Tyler Kirkham), $2.99 – 31 COPIES LEFT
Screwed #1 (Of 6)(Cover B David Miller), $2.99 – 32 COPIES LEFT

 

 

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL NEW COMICS RELEASED THIS WEEK

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/comiclist-new-comic-book-releases-list-for-06-05-2013

 

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you not yet sold out

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

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 12 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 12 2013 Release Week

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

(Pictured are the fastest comics to sell out this week!)

NewComics20130612

Let’s go back a bit and see what is still available from some great new comic series that debuted recently.

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

This weekly article instantly shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !

Support new comics !

Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !

Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores – if even 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold !

So any comics on the list that still have copies left I guarantee are going to eventually all sell out.

Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on August 6 2013 (55 days after release date)!

JUNE 12 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

Ehmm Theory #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Ghost Town #1 (Of 5), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

ASPEN COMICS

BubbleGun #1 (Of 5)(Mike Bowden Aspen Reserved Cover), $1.00 – SOLD OUT
BubbleGun #1 (Of 5)(Mike Bowden Direct Market Cover), $1.00 – 40 COPIES LEFT
BubbleGun #1 (Of 5)(J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

BIG DOG INK

Serusis #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Owen Gieni), $3.50 – 9 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Serusis #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Owen Gieni), $3.50
Serusis #1 (Of 5)(Cover C Owen Gieni), $3.50

BOOM! STUDIOS

Six-Gun Gorilla #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Ramon Perez), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Six-Gun Gorilla #1 (Of 6)(Cover B James Harren), AR – SOLD OUT

DARK HORSE COMICS

Breath Of Bones A Tale Of The Golem #1 (Of 3), $3.99 – 127 COPIES LEFT
True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #1 (Of 6)(Becky Cloonan Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,842 COPIES LEFT
True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #1 (Of 6)(Gabriel Ba Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #1 (Of 6)(Gerard Way Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #1 (Of 6)(Phantom Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

DC COMICS

American Vampire The Long Road To Hell #1 (One Shot)(Rafael Albuquerque Regular Cover), $6.99 – 2,282 COPIES LEFT
American Vampire The Long Road To Hell #1 (One Shot)(Tony Moore Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
MAD Presents Superman #1, $4.99 – 157 COPIES LEFT
Masters Of The Universe The Origin Of Hordak #1 (One Shot), $2.99 – 929 COPIES LEFT
Superman Unchained #1 (Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund 75th Anniversary New 52 Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Unchained #1 (Bruce Timm 75th Anniversary 1930s Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Unchained #1 (Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund 75th Anniversary Superman Reborn Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Unchained #1 (Dan Jurgens Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Unchained #1 (Dave Johnson 75th Anniversary Golden Age Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Unchained #1 (Jerry Ordway 75th Anniversary Modern Age Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Unchained #1 (Jim Lee & Scott Williams Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Unchained #1 (Jim Lee & Scott Williams Combo Pack Cover), $5.99 – 695 COPIES LEFT
Superman Unchained #1 (Jim Lee & Scott Williams Regular Cover), $4.99 – 20,700 COPIES LEFT
Superman Unchained #1 (Jose Luis Garcia Lopez 75th Anniversary Silver Age Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Unchained #1 (Lee Bermejo 75th Anniversary Lex Luthor Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superman Unchained #1 (Neal Adams 75th Anniversary Bronze Age Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Battlestar Galactica #1 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $10.00 – SOLD OUT

IDW PUBLISHING
Crow Curare #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Antoine Dode), $3.99 – 36 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Crow Curare #1 (Of 3)(Cover B James O’Barr), $3.99
Crow Curare #1 (Of 3)(Cover SUB Miran Kim), $3.99 – 30 COPIES LEFT
Thumbprint By Joe Hill #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Vic Malhotra), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Thumbprint By Joe Hill #1 (Of 3)(Cover SUB Vincent Chong), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS

Aphrodite IX #1 (Sjepan Sejic 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
Thanos Rising #1 (Of 5)(Simone Bianchi 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 -663 COPIES LEFT

MOONSTONE
Domino Lady Sherlock Holmes #1 (Of 2)(Paul Niemeyer Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Domino Lady Sherlock Holmes #1 (Of 2)(Paul Niemeyer Virgin Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

TITAN PUBLISHING

A1 #1 (Of 6)(Garrie Gastonny & Sakti Yuwono Odyssey Cover), $3.99 – 14 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
A1 #1 (Of 6)(Phantom Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
A1 #1 (Of 6)(Rhoald Marcelius Carpe DIEm Cover), $3.99
A1 #1 (Of 6)(Stanley Lau Weirding Willows Cover), $3.99

 

 

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL NEW COMICS RELEASED THIS WEEK

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/comiclist-new-comic-book-releases-list-for-06-12-2013

 

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you not yet sold out

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

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 19 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 19 2013 Release Week

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

(Pictured are the fastest comics to sell out this week!)

NewComics20130619

Let’s go back a bit and see what is still available from some great new comic series that debuted recently.

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !

Support new comics !

Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !

Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores – if even 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold !

So any comics on the list that still have copies left I guarantee are going to eventually all sell out.

Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on August 6 2013 (42 days after release date)!

JUNE 19 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

ASPEN COMICS

Fathom The Elite Saga #1 (Cover A Ken Marion), $3.99 – 106 COPIES LEFT
Fathom The Elite Saga #1 (Cover B Talent Caldwell), $3.99 – 10 COPIES LEFT
Fathom The Elite Saga #1 (Cover C Michael Turner), AR – SOLD OUT

AVATAR PRESS

Extinction Parade #1 (Raulo Caceres Bloodwashed Incentive Cover), AR – 133 COPIES LEFT
Extinction Parade #1 (Raulo Caceres End Of Species Cover), $3.99 – 214 COPIES LEFT
Extinction Parade #1 (Raulo Caceres Regular Cover), $3.99 – 459 COPIES LEFT
Extinction Parade #1 (Raulo Caceres Wraparound Cover), $3.99 – 43 COPIES LEFT

BLACK MASK COMICS

Liberator #1 (Of 4), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

BOOM! STUDIOS
Bravest Warriors #1 (Of 6)(Get-A-Sketch Variant Cover), $9.99 – 19 COPIES LEFT
Regular Show #1 (Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $10.00 – SOLD OUT
Suicide Risk #1 (Garry Brown 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 333 COPIES LEFT

DARK HORSE COMICS

Baltimore The Inquisitor (One Shot), $3.50 – 254 COPIES LEFT
Captain Midnight #0 (One Shot), $2.99 – 89 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS

100 Bullets Brother Lono #1 (Of 8)(Dave Johnson Regular Cover), $3.99 – 5,500 COPIES LEFT
100 Bullets Brother Lono #1 (Of 8)(Eduardo Risso Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Dejah Thoris And The Green Men Of Mars #1 (Of 8)(Mel Rubi Emerald City Comicon Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Vampirella Strikes #1 (Of 6)(Michael Turner Black & White ComicsPRO Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $50.00 – SOLD OUT

IDW PUBLISHING
Transformers Monstrosity #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Livio Ramondelli), $3.99 – 11 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Transformers Monstrosity #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Livio Ramondelli), $3.99
Transformers Monstrosity #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Livio Ramondelli), $3.99
Wild Blue Yonder #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Zach Howard), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Wild Blue Yonder #1 (Of 5)(Cover RI Nick Runge), AR – SOLD OUT
Wild Blue Yonder #1 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Nelson Daniel), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
X-Files Season 10 #1 (Cover A Carlos Valenzuela), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
X-Files Season 10 #1 (Cover B Photo), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
X-Files Season 10 #1 (Cover RI Joe Corroney), AR – SOLD OUT
X-Files Season 10 #1 (Cover SUB Dave Johnson), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
Thor God Of Thunder #1 (Jason Aaron Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $29.99 – SOLD OUT

PANINI PUBLISHING

Doctor Who Bookazine #1 (The Daleks), $19.99 – SOLD OUT

UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES

SpongeBob Comics Annual Giant Swimtacular #1, $4.99 – SOLD OUT

 

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL NEW COMICS RELEASED THIS WEEK

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/comiclist-new-comic-book-releases-list-for-06-19-2013

 

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you not yet sold out

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

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SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 26 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 26 2013 Release Week

NewComics20130626

Let’s go back a bit and see what is still available from some great new comic series that debuted recently.

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !

Support new comics !

Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !

Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores – if even 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold !

So any comics on the list that still have copies left I guarantee are going to eventually all sell out.

Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on August 6 2013 (42 days after release date)!

JUNE 26 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

BONGO COMICS

Malevolent Mr Burns #1 (One Shot), $3.99 – 3 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS

Batman Superman #1 (Guillem March Superman Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Batman Superman #1 (Jae Lee Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Batman Superman #1 (Jae Lee Combo Pack Cover), $4.99 – 57 COPIES LEFT
Batman Superman #1 (Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99 – 11,893 COPIES LEFT
Batman Superman #1 (Kenneth Rocafort Batman Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Batman Superman #1 (We Can Be Heroes Blank Variant Cover), AR – 441 COPIES LEFT
Larfleeze #1 (Howard Porter Regular Cover), $2.99  – 1,893 COPIES LEFT
Larfleeze #1 (Tyler Kirkham & Batt Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Uncanny #1 (Dan Panosian Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Uncanny #1 (Jock Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Uncanny #1 (Sean Phillips Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IDW PUBLISHING

Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #1 (Cover A Matt Frank), $3.99 – 37 COPIES LEFT
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #1 (Cover RI Bob Eggleton), AR – SOLD OUT
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #1 (Cover SUB Art Adams), $3.99 – 23 COPIES LEFT

IMAGE COMICS
Bounce #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 2,480 COPIES LEFT
Hoax Hunters Case Files #1, $2.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT
Lazarus #1 (CBLDF Comics Code Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Lazarus #1 (Michael Lark Regular Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
Avengers #1 (Stan Lee Signed Midtown Edition Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $399.99 – SOLD OUT
Savage Wolverine #1 (John Romita Sr Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $149.99 – SOLD OUT

RED 5 COMICS
Atomic Robo And The Savage Sword Of Dr Dinosaur #1 (Of 5), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

 

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL NEW COMICS RELEASED THIS WEEK

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/comiclist-new-comic-book-releases-list-for-06-26-2013

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you not yet sold out

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

Most Valuable EC COMICS published each year

Most Valuable EC 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

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These are the 3 most valuable EC comic books published in every year (Overstreet 2013 guide NM prices)

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, such as Tales From The Crypt or Mad, are just more collected than others and bring higher $$ amounts even to non-key issues in a run. 

1934-1945

SKIPPY’S OWN BOOK OF COMICS #1 $6,600.00 / NARRATIVE ILLUSTRATION #1 $1,500.00 / PICTURE STORIES FROM AMERICAN HISTORY # $400.00

1946

ANIMAL FABLES #1 $835.00 / TINY TOT COMICS #1 $575.00 / LAND OF THE LOST COMICS #1 $560.00

1947

MOON GIRL AND THE PRINCE #1 $1,750.00 / ANIMAL FABLES #7 $1,085.00 / MOON GIRL #2 $1,050.00

1948

MOON GIRL #5 $2,000.00 / K.O. PUNCH giveaway $1,400.00 / WAR AGAINST CRIME #1 $1,300.00

1949

LUCKY FIGHTS IT THROUGH giveaway $2,000.00 / MODERN LOVE #1 $1,400.00 / A MOON A GIRL ROMANCE #9 $1,325.00

1950

VAULT OF HORROR #12 $8,700.00 / CRYPT OF TERROR #17 $5,300.00 / HAUNT OF FEAR #15 $5,200.00

1951

TALES OF TERROR ANNUAL #1 $7,600.00 / TALES FROM THE CRYPT #21 $1,750.00 / TALES FROM THE CRYPT #22 $1,350.00

1952

MAD #1 $7,300.00 / WEIRD SCIENCE FANTASY ANNUAL 1952 $4,350.00 / TALES OF TERROR ANNUAL 1952 $4,200.00

1953

TALES OF TERROR ANNUAL 1953 $3,400.00 / MAD #5 $2,750.00 / WEIRD SCIENCE FANTASY ANNUAL 1953 $2,600.00

1954

CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #22 $3,000.00 / 3 DIMENSIONAL EC CLASSICS #1 $1,525.00 / 3D TALES FROM THE CRYPT #2 $1,500.00

1955

WEIRD SCIENCE FANTASY #29 $2,200.00 / MAD MAGAZINE #24 $1,650.00 / TALES FROM THE CRYPT #46 $885.00

1956

SHOCK ILLUSTRATED #3 $2,000.00 / MAD MAGAZINE #30 $750.00 / INCREDIBLE SCIENCE FICTION #33 $720.00

1957

MAD MAGAZINE #31 $435.00 / MAD MAGAZINE #32 $370.00 / MAD MAGAZINE #33 $370.00

1958

HUMBUG BOUND VOLUME $1,000.00 / WORST FROM MAD ANNUAL #1 $650.00 / MORE TRASH FROM MAD ANNUAL #1 $385.00

1959

WORST FROM MAD ANNUAL #2 $625.00 / MORE TRASH FROM MAD ANNUAL #2 $250.00 / MAD MAGAZINE #44 $190.00

1960 ONWARDS

Mad Magazine or related spin-off titles dominate The top 3 most valuable EC comics of every year onwards.

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

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

UNIT 44 – a sci-fi/humor comic book – Kickstarter Project

Writer Wes Locher wrote to InvestComics asking us to take a look at his Kickstarter project and wanted to know if we would help him spread the word. One look at this project and it was a no brainer. Unit 44 looks awesome!! Check out the full details on the rewards, video, and other very cool things that aren’t below by clicking right HERE. This will take you directly to the Unit 44 Kickstarter page.  

Back this project up, Wes and Eduardo have put together a fantastic book here!

When Area 51 employees Gibson & Hatch forget to pay the rent on their storage unit, the secret contents are sold at public auction.

The Comic

Unit 44 is the story of Area 51 employees, Agent Gibson and Agent Hatch, who forget to pay the rent on the facility’s off-site storage unit, and the super-secret contents are sold at public auction. When an alien invasion threatens the safety of planet Earth, Gibson and Hatch must recover an item from the locker if they hope to stop the extraterrestrial threat.

The idea for the comic hit when writer Wes Locher found himself hopelessly engrossed in an episode of “Storage Wars” on TV (a show about people who purchase the contents of storage units where the owner has stopped paying the rent, and try to turn a profit from whatever they find inside — it sucks you in!). He couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if instead of a room full of useless junk, the buyers inadvertently found themselves with a unit full of government secrets.

That was a story that Wes wanted to read. More importantly, it was one he also wanted to write.

Unit 44 is being developed as a 4-issue miniseries and collected graphic novel. This Kickstarter will fund the creation and printing of the 88-page, full-color comic book.

Check out the first five pages of the series below!

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The Creators:

Wes Locher is the writer of the upcoming comic books NEW LIFE (from publisher 215 Ink), CHAMBERS, and THE UNDOUBTABLES. In addition, he’s the author of the book MUSINGS ON MINUTIAE, a collection of humorous essays, and has written sci-fi, crime, survival, spy and public domain-themed comic shorts for THE GATHERING anthologies from GrayHaven Comics.

Eduardo Jimenez is a freelance digital artist residing in Costa Rica. He specializes in comic art and children’s book illustrations.

The Kickstarter:

All money raised for the project will go toward the creation of issues #1-4 of Unit 44 which is a fully self-contained story arc. The funds will go toward Ed’s freelance fees, they’ll aid in the printing of the issues and collected editions they’ll help provide a small print run of copies to promote the book at upcoming conventions and local comic shops. We want everyone to see this book and enjoy a comic that’s a lot of fun!

Any money raised beyond the initial goal will allow us to print issues and trade paperbacks with higher quality paper stock and after getting a look at them, people will have no choice but to assume that we are consummate professionals. If things really take off with our funding, we’ll add additional art and backup stories to the book. Beyond that? Who knows! We’d love nothing more than to continue the adventures of Gibson and Hatch and with your help, it could happen!

The Rewards:

Whether you prefer to read your comics digitally, or hold them in your hands while curled up on your favorite chair, a hot cup of cocoa nearby (hey, this is a judgment-free zone), we have numerous ways for you to read and enjoy Unit 44. Rewards include PDF copies of the issues and trade paperbacks as well as physical books and hardcovers. We’re even putting together a behind-the-scenes look at the project with the Unit 44 script book which will declassify the original scripts, give a peek at concept art and character designs and Wes and Ed will share fun anecdotes about the book’s production process.

Since those who support comics projects on Kickstarter are typically creators themselves, we added some great rewards to help you in your storytelling journey!

One lucky backer will have their comic book script or short story edited by Yannick Morin of the Image Comics title, EPIC KILL. He and Wes will do two passes on your story and provide in-depth feedback to make it the best that it can be!

Want to show the world that you’re the next big thing in comics?

Since you helped Wes and Ed make their comic, they’ll help YOU make a comic! Eduardo will pencil, ink and color your five page story and Wes will help you edit your script and letter the finished pages. You’ll have a print-ready story just waiting to be unleashed on the world.

Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter and for your support in bringing Unit 44 to life. We’re excited that you’re excited.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The story for Unit 44 is complete and the scripts have been written. After funding, the project will be passed to series artist Eduardo Jimenez to be drawn, inked and colored and then back to Wes to be lettered. As long as Eduardo and Wes remain in good health, the prospective printer for the book stays afloat and the United States Postal Services doesn’t go out of business, we anticipate a quick completion and delivery for the series.

Most Valuable GOLD KEY COMICS published each year (1962-1984)

Most Valuable GOLD KEY COMICS published each year (1962-1984)

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

These are the 3 most valuable GOLD KEY comic books published in every year (Overstreet 2013 guide NM prices)

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.  Whether its HR Pufnstuf or Uncle Scrooge some titles are just more collected than others and bring higher $ amounts even to non-key issues in a run. 

Note its easy to see when a new hero age begins and a bunch of key books stand out with very high price runs during the gold and silver ages.  

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.

Any books from 1977 to the present are much more common as comic book shops became more present and offered back issues.  For many more current years its scarcer issues of long running titles that rank highest even though they are not key issues.

1962

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON #1 $500.00 / DOCTOR SOLAR MAN OF THE ATOM #1 $450.00 / THE PHANTOM #1 $400.00

1963

MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #1 $600.00 / THE JETSONS #1 $475.00 / AUGIE DOGGIE #1 $340.00

1964

JONNY QUEST #1 $700.00 / UNCLE SCROOGE #54 $240.00 / UNCLE SCROOGE #53 $240.00

1965

ASTRO BOY #1 $575.00 / THE MUNSTERS #1 $350.00 / MAN FROM UNCLE #1 $240.00

1966

ATOM ANT #1 $350.00 / UNCLE SCROOGE #64 $340.00 / WILD WILD WEST #1 $240.00

1967

STAR TREK #1 $1,600.00 / SPACE GHOST #1 $600.00 / GREEN HORNET #1 $385.00

1968

STAR TREK #2 $850.00 / STAR TREK #3 575.00 / THE AVENGERS #1 $400.00

1969

MOVIE COMICS: YELLOW SUBMARINE $460.00 / DARK SHADOWS #1 $460.00 / STAR TREK #4 $350.00

1970

SCOOBY DOO #1 $600.00 / STAR TREK #7 $225.00 / STAR TREK #8 $225.00

1971

STAR TREK #9 $225.00 / SCOOBY DOO #5 $200.00 / SCOOBY DOO #6 $150.00

1972

SCOOBY DOO #10 $150.00 / H.R. PUFNSTUF #6 $125.00 / H.R. PUFNSTUF #7 $125.00

1973

SCOOBY DOO #16 $100.00 / SCOOBY  DOO #17 $100.00 / SCOOBY DOO #18 $100.00

1974

THE ADDAMS FAMILY #1 $125.00 / BEST OF WALT DISNEY COMICS $95.00 / BEST OF WALT DISNEY COMICS $95.00

1975

UNDERDOG #1 $100.00 / ADDAMS FAMILY #2 $80.00 / STAR TREK #28 $80.00

1976

STAR TREK ENTERPRISE LOGS #1 $85.00 / STAR TREK ENTERPRISE LOGS #2 $75.00 / STAR TREK #36 $60.00

1977

STAR TREK ENTERPRISE LOGS #3 $75.00 / STAR TREK ENTERPRISE LOGS #4 $75.00 / WALT DISNEY CHRISTMAS PARADE $55.00

1978

UFO ENCOUNTERS #1 $60.00 / UFO MYSTERIES #1 $50.00 / UFO ENCOUNTERS #2 $50.00

1979

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS #1 $70.00 / STAR TREK #60 $45.00 / STAR TREK #61 $45.00

1980

UNCLE SCROOGE #179 $875.00 / DONALD DUCK #222 $340.00 / LITTLE LULU #260 $280.00

1981

WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES #484 $70.00 / UNCLE SCROOGE #182 $30.00 / UNCLE SCROOGE #183 $30.00

1982

WINNIE THE POOH #29 $35.00 / UNCLE SCROOGE #196 $35.00 / UNCLE SCROOGE #197 $35.00

1983

UNCLE SCROOGE #198 $35.00 / UNCLE SCROOGE #199 $35.00 / UNCLE SCROOGE #200 $35.00

1984

UNCLE SCROOGE #206 $40.00 / UNCLE SCROOGE #207 $40.00 / UNCLE SCROOGE #208 $40.00

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

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

InvestComics Hot Picks #281

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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!

Sign up to the InvestComics Newsletter and receive the latest on everything going on at IC. More cool news on the horizon.

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Jay Katz

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Most Valuable DC COMICS 1935 – 1999

Most Valuable DC COMICS published each year

Key investment comics and historically important issues

Compiled and edited by comic book historian Terry Hoknes

These are the 3 most valuable DC comic books published in every year (Overstreet 2013 guide NM prices)

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

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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.  Whether its Detective Comics, Action Comics or Batman some titles are just more collected than others and bring higher $ amounts even to non-key issues in a run. 

Note its easy to see when a new hero age begins and a bunch of key books stand out with very high price runs during the gold and silver ages.  

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.

Any books from 1977 to the present are much more common as comic book shops became more present and offered back issues.  For many more current years its scarcer issues of long running titles that rank highest even though they are not key issues.

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

1935

NEW FUN COMICS #1 $54,000.00 / NEW FUN COMICS #6 $25,500.00 / NEW FUN COMICS #2 $23,500.00

1936

MORE FUN COMICS #14 $15,500.00 / BIG BOOK OF FUN #1 $15,000.00 / MORE FUN COMICS #9 $8,800.00

1937

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 $90,000.00 / NEW BOOK OF COMICS #1 $30,000.00 / DETECTIVE COMICS #2 $30,000.00

1938

ACTION COMICS #1 $1,900,000.00 / ACTION COMICS #7 $200,000.00 / ACTION COMICS #2 $135,000.00

1939

DETECTIVE COMICS #27 $1,500,000.00 / SUPERMAN #1 $720,000.00 / DETECTIVE COMICS #31 $150,000.00

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1940

ALL AMERICAN COMICS #16 $550,000.00 / BATMAN #1 $420,000.00 / FLASH COMICS #1 $170,000.00

1941

ALL STAR COMICS #8 $90,000.00 / GREEN LANTERN #1 $66,000.00 / MORE FUN COMICS #73 $33,000.00

1942

SENSATION COMICS #1 $62,000.00 / WONDER WOMAN #1 $58,000.00 / ADVENTURE COMICS #73 $25,000.00

1943

BATMAN #16 $11,500.00 /  BATMAN #18 $6,600.00 / SUPERMAN #24 $6,500.00

1944

ALL AMERICAN COMICS #61 $18,000.00 / BIG ALL AMERICAN BOOK #1 $12,000.00 / BATMAN #23 $5,000.00

1945

MORE FUN COMICS #101 $14,000.00 / BATMAN #27 $3,500.00 / BATMAN #30 $2,600.00

1946

ALL STAR COMICS #33 $6,200.00 / ADVENTURE COMICS #103 $4,800.00 / ALL STAR COMICS #36 $4,400.00

1947

FLASH COMICS #92 $6,500.00 / FLASH COMICS #86 $5,000.00 / DETECTIVE COMICS #122 $3,600.00

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1948

DETECTIVE COMICS #140 $14,000.00 / BATMAN #47 $8,000.00 / SUPERMAN #53 $5,600.00

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1949

SUPERBOY #1 $17,000.00 / FLASH COMICS #104 $13,000.00 / FLASH COMICS #103 $4,800.00

1950

STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 $4,500.00 / ADVENTURES OF BOB HOPE #1 $3,300.00 / BATMAN #62 $2,800.00

1951

DETECTIVE COMICS #168 $9,500.00 / MYSTERY IN SPACE #1 $6,600.00 / HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1 $3,900.00

1952

OUR ARMY AT WAR #1 $5,500.00 / SUPERMAN #76 $3,900.00 / PHANTOM STRANGER #1 $3,400.00

1953

3-D BATMAN #1 $1,800.00 / 3 DIMENSION ADVENTURES #1 $1,600.00 / PHANTOM STRANGER #6 $1,600.00

1954

SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #1 $15,000.00 / SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #2 $4,300.00 / OUR FIGHTING FORCES #1 $3,450.00

1955

DETECTIVE COMICS #225 $12,000.00 / ADVENTURE COMICS #210 $8,500.00 / BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1 $8,500.00

1956

SHOWCASE #4 $65,000.00 / SHOWCASE #1 $8,000.00 / SUGAR AND SPIKE #1 $6,200.00

1957

SHOWCASE #8 $18,500.00 / SHOWCASE #9 $14,000.00 / SHOWCASE #6 $8,600.00

1958

ADVENTURE COMICS #247 $16,500.00 / SUPERMANS GIRLFRIEND LOIS LANE #1 $10,000.00 / SHOWCASE #14 $9,600.00

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1959

SHOWCASE #22 $30,000.00 / FLASH #105 $20,000.00 / OUR ARMY AT WAR #83 $12,000.00

1960

BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28 $26,000.00 / JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 $17,000.00 / GREEN LANTERN #1 $15,000.00

1961

FLASH #123 $4,500.00 / BRAVE AND THE BOLD #34 $4,200.00 / G.I. COMBAT #87 $3,200.00 $3,000.00

1962

THE ATOM #1 $2,550.00 / AQUAMAN #1 $2,550.00 / SHOWCASE #37 $1,550.00

1963

METAL MEN #1 $1,400.00 / MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #80 $1,300.00 / SHOWCASE #43 $1,175.00

1964

HAWKMAN #1 $1,450.00 / BRAVE AND THE  BOLD #54 $850.00 / EIGHTY PAGE GIANT #1 $840.00

1965

BATMAN #171 $1,250.00 / GREEN LANTERN #40 $1,185.00 / OUR ARMY AT WAR #151 $1,125.00

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1966

TEEN TITANS #1 $800.00 / BATMAN #181 $750.00 / SHOWCASE #60 $575.00

1967

DETECTIVE COMICS #359 $1,000.00 / SUPERMAN #199 $675.00 / BATMAN #189 $450.00

1968

GREEN LANTERN #59 $375.00 / TEEN BEAM #2 $360.00 / STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES #138 $350.00

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1969

ADVENTURE COMICS #381 $285.00 / WITCHING HOUR #1 $275.00 / G.I. COMBAT #138 $265.00

1970

GREEN LANTERN #76 $2,700.00 / SUPER DC GIANT #17 $550.00 / DETECTIVE COMICS #400 $500.00

1971

HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 $1,200.00 / DC 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #5 $1,175.00 / SUPER DC GIANT #21 $675.00

1972

ALL STAR WESTERN #10 $850.00 / RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER $410.00 / SWAMP THING #1 $350.00

1973

BATMAN #251 $225.00 / DC 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #14 $125.00 / LIMITED COLLECTORS EDITION #24 $100.00

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1974

BATMAN #255 $140.00 / YOUNG LOVE #107 $135.00 / WONDER WOMAN #214 $120.00

1975

BATMAN #260 $140.00 / YOUNG ROMANCE #204 $120.00 / YOUNG LOVE #114 $120.00

1976

SUPERMAN VS SPIDER-MAN #1 $125.00 / ALL STAR COMICS #58 $100.00 / SUPER FRIENDS #1 $70.00

1977

JONAH HEX #1 $225.00 / JONAH HEX #2 $100.00 / JONAH HEX #7 $90.00

1978

ALL NEW COLLECTORS EDITION #56 $125.00 / DETECTIVE COMICS #476 $125.00 / DETECTIVE COMICS #475 $125.00

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1979

GREEN LANTERN #116 $60.00 / ADVENTURE COMICS #462 $55.00 / ADVENTURE COMICS #461 $55.00

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1980

DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 $80.00 / DC SPECIAL SERIES #21 $55.00 / NEW TEEN TITANS #2 $45.00

1981

MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #28 $70.00 / DC SPECIAL SERIES #27 $50.00 / HOUSE OF MYSTERY #290 $32.00

1982

DC SPECIAL BLUE RIBBON DIGEST #20 $65.00 / UNKNOWN SOLDIER #268 $40.00 / DC SPECIAL BLUE RIBBON DIGEST #21 $28.00

1983

BATMAN #359 $25.00 / BATMAN #353 $25.00 / HOUSE OF MYSTERY #321 $25.00

1984

DC GRAPHIC NOVEL #4 $75.00 / SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #20 $26.00 / SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #21 $22.00

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1985

SAGA OF SWAMP THING #37 $50.00 / JONAH HEX #92 $40.00 / CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 $22.00

1986

BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1 $65.00 / BATMAN #400 $32.00 / BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #2 $30.00

1987

BATMAN #404 $30.00 / DETECTIVE COMICS #578 $28.00 / DETECTIVE COMICS #577 $28.00

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1988

BATMAN #428 $22.00 / BATMAN #426 $22.00 / BATMAN: KILLING JOKE $20.00

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1989

SANDMAN #1 $50.00 / SANDMAN #8 $30.00 / SANDMAN #2 $24.00

1990

HELLBLAZER #27 $15.00 / SANDMAN #14 $12.00 / SANDMAN #13 $12.00

1991

SANDMAN #22 $12.00 / DETECTIVE COMICS #627 $6.00 / SANDMAN #23 $6.00

1992

BATMAN: SWORD OF AZRAEL #1 $12.00 / SGT ROCK SPECIAL #1 $6.00 / THE SPECTRE #1 $5.00

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1993

BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 $30.00 / BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 $30.00 / SUPERMAN #75 $20.00

1994

BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE #1 $24.00 / BOOKS OF MAGIC #1 $12.00 / BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE #1 PRESTIGE $10.00

1995

GREEN ARROW #101 $30.00 / PREACHER PREVIEW #1 $20.00 / PREACHER #1 $14.00

1996

FLEX MENTALLO #1 $16.00 / FLEX MENTALLO #2 $16.00 / FLEX MENTALLO #3 $16.00

1997

JLA #1 $15.00 / TRANSMETROPOLITAN #1 $12.00 / AZTEK THE ULTIMATE MAN #10 $10.00

1998

GREEN ARROW #137 $15.00 / JLA #14 $5.00 / JLA #15 $5.00

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1999

ELSEWORLDS 80 PAGE GIANT #1 $200.00 / BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN $24.00 / BIRDS OF PREY #8 $15.00

 

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 7 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 7 2013 Release Week

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Support new comics !

NewComics20130807

Diamond data of copies still available compiled on August 3rd 2013 (4 days BEFORE release date)!

AUGUST 7 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

 

AAZURN PUBLISHING
Envy (One Shot), $2.49 – SOLD OUT

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

Princeless Tales Of Girls Who Rock (One Shot), $2.99 – 8 copies left

BIG DOG INK
Knightingail Shadow Divisions #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Mell Joy San Juan), $3.99 – 59 copies left both covers combined
Knightingail Shadow Divisions #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Nathan Seals), $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS

Robocop Last Stand #1 (Of 8)(Cover A Declan Shalvey), $3.99 – 254 copies left both covers combined
Robocop Last Stand #1 (Of 8)(Cover B Jay Shaw), AR

DC COMICS
Trillium #1 (Of 8), $2.99 – 4500 copies left
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #1 (Ryan Sook 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99  – 3142 copies left

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Lady Rawhide #1 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linsner Regular Cover), $3.99 – 85 copies left
Lady Rawhide #1 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linsner Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 13 copies left
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99 – 95 copies left
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Ardian Syaf Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 16 copies left
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Dan Panosian Variant Cover), AR – 34 copies left
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), AR – 36 copies left
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Fritz Casas Risque Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Marchio Abreau Risque Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Ray Villegas Risque Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Pathfinder Goblins #1 (Of 5)(Carlos Gomez Regular Cover), $3.99 – 117 copies left
Pathfinder Goblins #1 (Of 5)(Incentive Miniature Goblin Figure), AR – SOLD OUT
Pathfinder Goblins #1 (Of 5)(Shane White Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 13 copies left
Red Sonja #1 (Jenny Frison 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 457 copies left

HERMES PRESS
Buck Rogers In The 25th Century #1 (Of 4)(Howard Chaykin Regular Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century #1 (Howard Chaykin Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IDW PUBLISHING
Danger Girl Trinity #1 (Of 4)(J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $10.00 – 12 copies left
X-Files Season 10 #1 (Photo Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $6.99 – 12 copies left

IMAGE COMICS
Burn The Orphanage Born To Lose #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Sina Grace), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Burn The Orphanage Born To Lose #1 (Of 3)(Cover B Rob Guillory), AR – SOLD OUT
Satellite Sam #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – 35 copies left
Sidekick #1 (Cover A Tom Mandrake & Brian Miller), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Sidekick #1 (Cover B Charlie Adlard), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Ten Grand #1 (Jae Lee Black & White Virgin Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $14.99 – 14 copies left
Ten Grand #1 (Jae Lee Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $6.99 – 22 copies left

MARVEL COMICS
Dark Tower The Gunslinger So Fell Lord Perth #1 (One Shot), $3.99 – 13 copies left
Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 (Carlo Pagulayan Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), AR – SOLD OUT

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL NEW COMICS RELEASED THIS WEEK

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/comiclist-new-comic-book-releases-list-for-08-07-2013-1-week-out

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you not yet sold out

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

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 31 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 31 2013 Release Week

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Support new comics !

NewComics20130731

Diamond data of copies still available compiled on August 3rd 2013 (3 days after release date)!

JULY 31 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Skyward #1 (Of 6), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

AVATAR PRESS
Crossed Annual 2013 #1 (Matt Martin Grizzly Cover), $5.99 – SOLD OUT

Uber #1 (Caanan White War Crimes Cover), $5.99 – SOLD OUT

BOOM! STUDIOS
3 Guns #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Rafael Albuquerque), $3.99  – 234 copies left
3 Guns #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Rafael Albuquerque)(Signed by Steven Grant), AR – SOLD OUT
Adventure Time Summer Special #1 (Cover A Becky Dreistadt), $4.99 – 249 copies left all regular covers combined
Adventure Time Summer Special #1 (Cover B Phil McAndrew), AR
Adventure Time Summer Special #1 (Cover C Rob Guillory), AR
Adventure Time Summer Special #1 (Sina Grace SDCC 2013 Exclusive Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR – SOLD OUT
Planet Of The Apes Spectacular (One Shot)(Cover A Paul Azaceta), $4.99 – 91 copies left
Six-Gun Gorilla #1 (Of 6)(Joe Querio 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 14 copies left

DARK HORSE COMICS
Captain Midnight #1 (Felipe Massafera Regular Cover), $2.99 – 254 copies left
Captain Midnight #1 (Paolo Rivera Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

DC COMICS
Collider #1 (Nathan Fox Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Collider #1 (Nathan Fox Regular Cover), $2.99 – 264 copies left
Tom Strong And The Planet Of Peril #1 (Of 6)(Chris Sprouse & Karl Story Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Tom Strong And The Planet Of Peril #1 (Of 6)(Chris Sprouse & Karl Story Regular Cover), $2.99 – 1738 copies left

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Uncanny #1 (Jock 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 118 copies left

HERMES PRESS
Scratch 9 Cat Tails #1 , $3.99 – 6 copies left

MARVEL COMICS
Black Bolt Something Inhuman This Way Comes #1, $7.99  – 1 copy left
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(Adam Hughes 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 1746 copies left
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(Adam Kubert 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 8 copies left
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(Cully Hamner 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 19 copies left
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(Marc Silvestri 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 -35 copies left
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Of 8)(Pasqual Ferry 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 20 copies left
Wolverine In The Flesh #1, $3.99 – 156 copies left

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL NEW COMICS RELEASED THIS WEEK

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/comiclist-new-comic-book-releases-list-for-07-31-2013

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you not yet sold out

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

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 3 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 3 2013 Release Week

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Support new comics !

NewComics20130703

Diamond data of copies still available compiled on August 3rd 2013 (31 days after release date)!

JULY 3 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

ARCANA STUDIO
Steam Engines Of Oz #1, $3.99 – SOLD OUT

AVATAR PRESS
Absolution Rubicon #1 (Daniel Gete Electric Blue Incentive Cover), AR – 2 copies left
Absolution Rubicon #1 (Daniel Gete Final Justice Cover), $3.99 – 12 copies left
Absolution Rubicon #1 (Daniel Gete Regular Cover), $3.99 – 108 copies left
Absolution Rubicon #1 (Daniel Gete Wraparound Cover), $3.99 – 51 copies left
Absolution Rubicon #1 (Juan Jose Ryp Happy Kitty Premium Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

DANGER ZONE
Final Plague #1 (Of 5), $3.99 
– SOLD OUT

DARK HORSE COMICS
Catalyst Comix #1 (Of 9), $2.99 -222 copies left

DC COMICS
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #1 (Pasqual Ferry Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #1 (Ryan Sook Regular Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT
Mercy Sparx #1 (Cover A Matt Merhoff), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Mercy Sparx #1 (Cover B Dominic Marco), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Mercy Sparx #1 (Cover C Joel Humberto Herrera), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Owl #1 (Of 4)(Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99 – 40 copies left
Owl #1 (Of 4)(Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Owl #1 (Of 4)(Ardian Syaf Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Owl #1 (Of 4)(Ardian Syaf Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 9 copies left

HUMAN COMICS
Human #1, $5.99 – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS
Dark Skullkickers Dark #1 (Cover A Edwin Huang & Jim Zub), $3.50 – 187 copies left
Dark Skullkickers Dark #1 (Cover B Saejin Oh), $3.50 – 223 copies left
Satellite Sam #1, $3.50 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
Avengers A.I. #1 (Andre Lima Araujo Artist Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers A.I. #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers A.I. #1 (Dustin Weaver Regular Cover), $2.99 – 63 copies left
Avengers A.I. #1 (Matthew Waite 8-Bit Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers A.I. #1 (Skottie Young Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Deadpool Kills Deadpool #1 (Of 4)(Michael Del Mundo Regular Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Deadpool Kills Deadpool #1 (Of 4)(Michael Del Mundo Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Dexter #1 (Of 5)(Dalibor Talajic Variant Cover)(resolicited), AR – SOLD OUT
Dexter #1 (Of 5)(Mike Del Mundo Regular Cover)(resolicited), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Emerald City Of Oz #1 (Of 5)(Chris Bachalo Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Emerald City Of Oz #1 (Of 5)(Eric Shanower Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Emerald City Of Oz #1 (Of 5)(Skottie Young Regular Cover), $3.99 – 61 copies left
Emerald City Of Oz #1 (Of 5)(Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Guardians Of The Galaxy Tomorrow’s Avengers #1 (One Shot), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Marcos Martin Regular Cover), $2.99  SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Marcos Martin Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Retailer Resource Center Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Matthew Waite 8-Bit Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Shane Davis Artist Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
What If AvX #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

RED STYLO MEDIA
Unprofessionals A Sociopathic Bromance #1, $5.99 – SOLD OUT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #1 (Of 6)(Cover A J. Scott Campbell), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Artgerm), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Eric Basaldua), $2.99 – 14 copies left
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #1 (Of 6)(Cover D Eric Basaldua), $2.99 – 26 copies left
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #1 (Of 6)(Cover E Ale Garza), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL NEW COMICS RELEASED THIS WEEK

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/comiclist-new-comic-book-releases-list-for-07-03-2013

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you not yet sold out

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

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 10 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 10 2013 Release Week

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Support new comics !

Diamond data from August 3rd which is 24 days after release date!

NewComics20130710

JULY 10 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

 

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Princeless Tales Of The Family Ashe (One Shot), $3.99 – 1 copy left 

ANTARCTIC PRESS