The Ultimate Universe Will Never Be the Same After CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES’ LAST STAND #5!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES’ LAST STAND #5 – the universe shattering conclusion! From rock star creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley – New York City lays a smoldering ruin. Fractured, broken, and dead – the remaining Ultimates stand on the precipice of destruction, consumed by Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds! Galactus’ World Eating machine is complete. With mere minutes left, the heroes of Earth must are out of time and out of options. Sacrifices must be made – and not everyone is coming back. Who lives? Who dies? It’s Galactus vs. The Ultimates – and the winner will shock the Ultimate Universe to its core! After this, nothing will ever be the same again. Time is up this February in CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES’ LAST STAND #5

CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES’ LAST STAND #5 (DEC130727)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Variant Cover by JORGE COHELO

FOC 02/03/14, ON-SALE 02/26/14

 

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com 

SAM KIETH & CHRIS RYALL TEAM UP FOR MARS ATTACKS

Unique Sci-Fi Tale Will Tell The Story Of The First Earth Born Martian

San Diego, CA (January 30, 2014) – There have been many stories told in the Mars Attacks universe, but possibly never one quite like this. Beginning in May, Chris Ryall and Sam Kieth, the team behind The Hollows, join forces once again to tell the story of Mars Attacks: First Born.

First Born, a four-issue series written by Ryall from a story co-plotted by Ryall and Kieth, and featuring art and covers by Kieth, tells a deceptively quiet story of the aftereffects of the Martian invasion: in a devastated neighborhood, a few survivors try to rebuild their lives. One of those survivors is an infant Martian, left behind in the attacks. But was she left behind on accident, or as part of a more nefarious plan? Does nature versus nurture apply to horrible invaders from Mars? These are some of the themes being explored in this series. Also: giant bugs.

“This series is a multi-tiered love letter,” said series writer and IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. “Every page shows not only the love Sam and I have for Mars Attacks, but also wild science-fiction tales from the past, the sorts of things Wally Wood drew in the pages of Weird Science-Fantasy and other EC comics. Our adoration of Wally’s work is front and center in this series, but it’s also a great next move for Sam and I after the working relationship we developed on The Hollows. And it surely gives Mars Attacks fans something special, in addition to also giving them some of the wanton carnage and gallows humor they’ve come to expect.”

The influence of classic science-fiction stories of years past extends to the variant covers for each issue, too. Artist Loston Wallace pays homage to classic Wally Wood EC covers in each image he’s creating for the series.

“Sam has been a friend to Topps for more than 20 years, and we’re happy to see him finally put his stamp on Mars Attacks,” says Adam Levine, Topps’ Head of Outbound Licensing. “His wild style and one-of-a-kind sense of storytelling will no doubt bring a fresh take to our classic Martians.”

Mars Attacks: First Born #1 (of 4) launches in May.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.    IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

Calder MacReady is The Lunatic

BOOM! Studios has released their second visual teaser with the hashtag #WhereIsThisPlace.  Intrigued yet?

For Immediate Release
January 30 Visual Teaser #3

#WhatIsThisPlace

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! Studios acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and other many great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

ComiXology attends biggest comic show in Europe

Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême 2014:

ComiXology Takes Comics Further at the 41st Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême in France

ComiXology brand ambassadors to showcase French publishers on comiXology and hand out codes for free comics
Where in the World Are Digial Comics Fans?

January 28th, 2014 – Angoulême, France / New York, NY. – Celebrating their second year of attendance at the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform and recently named #1 Top-Grossing iPad Book App in France for 2013 – returns with panel presentations and brand ambassadors giving away free books during the entire Festival!

“It’s great to return to the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême as we continue to expand our global presence with some great announcements this week and beyond,” said comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger. “And for all of those people that will be with us at Angoulême: be sure to get your free BD!”

Here’s a list of events & giveaways comiXology will have during the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême ‘14:

Thursday, January 30

PANEL – 4:00 – 5:00pm – A New Way To Think & Create Digital Comics With ComiXology, @ Pavillion Jeunes Talents Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Geoffo & Mast (Creators – Marvel, Thrillbent), Emily & Simon (Creators – MediaEntity, Éditions Delcourt)

Saturday, February 1

PANEL – 5:00pm – All Forms of Digital Comics With ComiXology @ Pavillion Jeunes Talents Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Jean-Luc Sala (Creator – Soleil Productions), Thomas Cadène (Creator – Delcourt, Dupuis, Casterman), Geoffo & Mast (Creators – Marvel, Thrillbent), Marion Amirganian (Publisher – Delcourt).

Here is a list of the free digital comics that will be handed out at the publishers’ booth:

  • Les Légendaires tome 1 from Delcourt
  • Okko tome 1 from Delcourt
  • Les Naufragés d’Ythaq tome 1 from Soleil
  • Les P’tits Diables tome 1 from Soleil
  • Secrets Bancaires USA tome 1 from Glénat
  • Special Branch tome 1 from Glénat
  • Freaks’ Squeele : Rouge tome 1 from Ankama
  • City Hall tome 1 from Ankama
  • Kairos tome 1 from Ankama

ComiXology capped off 2013 by charting as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013 in the U.S., and the Top-Grossing iPad Book App for 2013 in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and the UK!

At last year’s Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology first announced it’s intention to enter the French market by announcing the opening of Paris-based comiXology Europe, the company’s first overseas subsidiary, which is spearheading international language content acquisition across Europe. French language navigation, a precursor to full French localization, was added to comiXology’s iOS apps in June of 2013. The Franco-Belgian market is home to a ravenous base of comic book fans, which account for a $700 million annual market – roughly on par with the U.S. market.

This year marks comiXology’s second attending the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême. Now in its 41st year, the festival is considered the premier comics show in Europe with over 200,000 attendees every year and playing host to creators, cartoonists, publishers, and fans from around the world.

With over 45,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and www.comixology.com – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

About comiXology ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top grossing iPad apps in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.

MARVEL’S THE ULTIMATES: TOMORROW MEN Now Available in GraphicAudio®

 

Bethesda, Maryland:  GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind® in conjunction with Marvel Entertainment, brings you two original stories of the Ultimates, the ground-breaking series that re-imagined Marvel’s premiere super-team with new depth, realism and emotional complexity.

 

GraphicAudio’s award-winning action packed productions have a full cast, sound effects and cinematic music all wrapped up into six hours of audio entertainment.  In THE ULTIMATES: TOMORROW MEN written by Michael Jan Friedman, the first government-sponsored cadre of super heroes has been assembled to face threats too insanely powerful for other operatives to handle. Led by Nick Fury, the super-powered roster includes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Wasp.

 

Listen to the Audio Preview Trailer Now:  www.graphicaudio.net

 

But even the Ultimates are unprepared for a quintet of mysterious visitors who appear in the midst of the team’s top secret base of operations, claiming to be emissaries from the future.

 

These “Tomorrow Men” say Earth’s civilization is at a crossroads — on the verge of enslavement by a secret organization known as Tiber. Only the Ultimates have the skills and the firepower to ferret Tiber out of its nests around the world and crush its plans for global conquest.

 

In addition to THE ULTIMATES: TOMORROW MEN, the Ultimates’ story, AGAINST ALL ENEMIES will be available from GraphicAudio® in April 2014.  Several other MARVEL titles in the GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind® format including IRON MAN: EXTREMIS and ASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED will be released in 2014.

 

THE ULTIMATES: TOMORROW MEN is available in MP3, M4B and FLAC Download File Formats as well as CD Audio Format from www.graphicaudio.net.  This audio entertainment experience can now be heard on the go with the new GraphicAudio Access™ Mobile App which allows customers to directly download titles on their Android or iOS smartphones and tablets and iPads. The GraphicAudio Access® App is available for free in the Apple Store and Google Play Store.  Fans and customers can purchase one of the download formats from the GraphicAudio online store and then login to the App to start downloading and listening immediately to THE ULTIMATES: TOMORROW MEN.

About Marvel Entertainment:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.

 

About GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind®:  GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind® is an imprint of The Cutting Corporation.  Since 2004, GraphicAudio® has published approximately 900 titles and 60 different series in their GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind® audiobook entertainment format.  GraphicAudio® has adapted other comic prose novels in GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind®. The Cutting Corporation and Marvel Comics began working together in 1983 on CLASSIC COMICS:  Deluxe Comic Book and Tape through Fisher Price. For more on GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind® visit:  www.graphicaudio.net.

Meet Captain Jane Tiberia Kirk

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

Star Trek: Ongoing #29, from IDW

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

Page Count

24 Pages

Digital Release Date

January 29 2014

Age Rating

12+ Only

Copyright

2014 Paramount Pictures Corp. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved
Jane Kirk

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES’ SHIFTYLOOK BRINGS WONDER MOMO BACK WITH NEW ANIME, GAME AND MUSIC

Transmedia revival of 1987 arcade classic to feature creators and artists from Japan and around the world

January 29, 2014

NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

 

(Release at 12:00PM Japan Standard Time on January 29, 2014 / 7:00PM Pacific Standard Time)

 TOKYO, JAPAN – January 29, 2014 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. (TYO: 7832), announced today the return of its classic arcade franchise WONDER MOMO with a new line of products, including a web-based Japanese anime series animated by Graphinica, a side-scrolling beat ’em up game developed by WayForward Technologies, and original JPOP music tracks produced by NAMCO BANDAI Games. Revival follows up an ongoing webcomic launched in 2012 on NAMCO BANDAI Games’ ShiftyLook website created by UDON Entertainment and uses creators from Japan, Canada and around the world. For the latest information, visit WonderMomo.jp.

 

“Since Wonder Momo is such a rich part of Japanese gaming history, it only made sense to give it a proper revival,” said Rob Pereyda, NAMCO BANDAI Games’ ShiftyLook Producer & Editor-in-Chief and the producer of the WONDER MOMO series. “With such an incredible lineup of talent and a fresh take on the genre, we look forward to fans across the world enjoying it.”

Wonder-Momo-Posters-Flat-EN

 

New Products:

(all starring Yuka Fujiwara as Momoko/Wonder Momo and Misaki Komatsu as Akiho/Amazona, together known as FUJIKOMATUNE)

 

Japanese Anime:

Produced By: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Animation Studio: Graphinica, Inc.

Director: Yutaka Kagawa

Original Story: Erik Ko & Jim Zub

Script: Ayumi Inabe

Score: Alex Culang

 

Video Game:

Produced By: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Game Development Studio: WayForward Technologies Inc.

Director: James Montagna

Original Story & Script: James Montagna and Erik Ko & Jim Zub

Score: Jake Kaufman

Additional Music: Alex Culang

Platform: PC and Android console

 

JPOP Music:

Produced By: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

 

“Wonder Wars”

Performed by Yuka Fujiwara feat. Area 11

Music: Sparkles*

Lyrics: Ayumi Inabe

 

“Picogram”                    

Performed by Yuka Fujiwara and Misaki Komatsu feat. Tommy Pedrini

Music: Tommy Pedrini

Lyrics: Ayumi Inabe

 

“ticktack365”

Performed by Yuka Fujiwara and Misaki Komatsu feat. Decktonic and Anthony Seeha

Music: Christian Montoya and Anthony Seeha

Lyrics: Ayumi Inabe

 

“IROHA”

Performed by Misaki Komatsu feat. Space Town Savior

Music: Patrick Trinh

Lyrics: Ayumi Inabe

 

“Colors”

Performed by Anju Inami feat. Tommy Pedrini

Music: Tommy Pedrini

Lyrics: Ayumi Inabe

 

Additional Products:

 

Hardcover graphic novel from UDON Entertainment: April 2014

 

Apparel by Mighty Fine available at WeLoveFine.com: Available Now

 

For additional updates and exclusive information, follow ShiftyLook on Twitter (@ShiftyLook), Facebook (fb.com/ShiftyLook) and YouTube (http://youtube.com/user/shiftylooknbgi).

 

Here comes the bride! DEADPOOL: THE GAUNTLET #4 released today on INFINITE COMICS

 Meet the Bride of Deadpool Today in DEADPOOL: THE GAUNTLET #4!

The Smash Hit Infinite Comic Series Continues Today!

 

NEW YORK, NY— The mystery is solved! And the blushing bride to be makes her grand entrance today in Deadpool: The Gauntlet #4! Bet you she’s not what you expected! The smash hit weekly Infinite Comic series continues today – and you don’t miss the issue everyone will be talking about!

 

That mysterious package Deadpool was delivering? It’s not a what – but a who! Long dormant, the dark and mysterious Shiklah has been released upon the Marvel Universe! And though there may be wedding bells in her future with Wade, she’s already betrothed to another – Dracula, Lord of Vampires! And he’s not interested in sharing!

 

But before the soon-to-be-married Merc with a Mouth can get his head on straight – he’ll need to survive a run in with the one and only Blade! And the world famous vampire hunter has got a thing or two to say about Wade working with Dracula. Don’t miss the digital Deadpool adventure that will have everyone talking with Deadpool: The Gauntlet #4 – available today!

Designed specifically for mobile devices, Infinite Comics showcase the storytelling possibilities of a digital canvas while still staying true to the mediums greatest strengths!

Available right at your fingertips, in Deadpool: The Gauntlet #4 is available on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!

 

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

For comics anytime, anywhere check out comicstore.marvel.com andwww.marvel.com/mobile

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

Karen Jacobs is…The Screw-Up

With the simple hashtag of #whatIsThisPlace, BOOM! Studios sent us the following visual press release.

Who is Karen Jacobs, and what does she screw up? Let the speculation commence.

For Immediate Release
January 28 Visual Teaser #1

#WhatIsThisPlace

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! Studios acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, and other many great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

Tickets On-Sale Now for Marvel’s First-Ever Live Tour and the Must-See Event of the Summer

FELD ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS CAPTIVATING STORYLINE AND ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES FOR LARGER-THAN-LIFE ARENA SPECTACULAR MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!

 

Ellenton, FL – January 28, 2014 – After much anticipation, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the world’s leading producer of touring live family entertainment, today revealed details about the most ambitious live show in its history, with new information about the epic storyline and tour dates for Marvel Universe LIVE! Featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, this high-caliber arena spectacular will put fans right in the middle of one of the most electrifying battles between good and evil ever conceived. Produced by Feld Entertainment, this first-ever live Marvel tour makes its 85-city debut in July in Tampa, FL, followed by the world premiere at New York City’s Barclays Center on Wednesday, August 13. The first leg of its North American tour will feature stops in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Nashville, Miami and Atlanta, among many others.  Tickets for Marvel Universe LIVE! are on sale now.

 

Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest.  The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.

 

To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes must band together, including The Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, must trek across the globe to retrieve the Cosmic Cube fragments and unite them. As the Super Heroes track the Cube, they will encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, Electro and more, in the quest for the very same fragments. These foes have no problem teaming up if it gets them closer to their ultimate goal of world domination.

 

Marvel Universe LIVE! will be the most remarkable live event that the world has ever seen with an absolutely epic story line and jaw dropping technological advances. Fans will feel like they’ve stepped into a Marvel blockbuster film come to life with nonstop movie style action and stunts,” said Feld Entertainment Executive Vice President and Marvel Universe LIVE! Producer Juliette Feld. “We are working hand in hand with Marvel to give fans a revolutionary live show experience that introduces an original story that is faithful to the Marvel canon and utterly captivating from beginning to end!”

 

“To see all the elements of this spectacular live show come together has been truly incredible,” said Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. “The technology utilized in the show is not only going to blow your mind, it is going to take you to a whole new Marvel world like nothing fans have ever seen before. What Feld Entertainment has done is going to astonish and amaze fans.”

 

Marvel Universe LIVE! launches new innovations in set design, aerial stunts, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art show elements that bring movie style special effects to the live entertainment arena.  Audiences will see the awe-inspiring world of Super Heroes come to life before their eyes with a dynamic cast comprised of some of the industry’s most talented stunt performers. Utilizing their talents and aided by a unique combination of never before seen arena mechanics some of Marvel’s mightiest will come to life with profound results. These true-to-comic creations will be supported by innovative lighting design and transformative 3D projection that will take the audience on a journey around the globe with these timeless characters. To support this massive undertaking, Marvel Universe LIVE! will not only utilize the entire arena floor, but also perform within a multilevel aerial space creating a unique experience that puts audiences right in the middle of the action in ways they could only dream about prior.

 

“This is the most ambitious undertaking in the more than 40 year history of Feld Entertainment. It’s the kind of show you always strive to produce but with so many advances in technology only now can you truly deliver it to fans,”  said Feld Entertainment Chairman and CEO and Marvel Universe LIVE! Producer Kenneth Feld. “We know this is going to be game-changing for the live entertainment industry as a whole and are making a tremendous investment to surpass the audience’s expectations at every performance. We are elated to feature Marvel Universe LIVE! as part of our portfolio of memorable live touring productions.”

 

For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Marvel Universe LIVE!  website (http://www.marveluniverselive.com) and stay current on the latest developments through social media, including:

 

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About Feld Entertainment

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Disney On Ice and Disney Live! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com. More information on Marvel Universe LIVE! available at www.marveluniverselive.com.

 

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com.

New CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER PRELUDE Infinite Comic Available Today!

New York, NY—January 28th, 2014—Available today, journey into the world of the upcoming summer blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Solider with an all-new Infinite Comic prelude from legendary writer Peter David (All-New X-Factor, The Incredible Hulk) and rising star artist Rock-He Kim (X-Force, Infinity: Against the Tide)!

 

Set between the events of Marvel’s The Avengers and the upcoming Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, this new Infinite Comic takes you into the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a new adventure setting the stage for one of the biggest films of the year!

 

In downtown Chicago, a dangerous weapon called The Zodiac has fallen into enemy hands. Now, it’s up to Captain America, along with guest stars Black Widow and Brock Rumlow, to race against time to stop a mysterious terrorist group before it’s too late. All leading up to an action packed confrontation atop Chicago’s tallest skyscraper! But is there more here than meets the eye? What secrets is S.H.I.E.L.D. keeping? Are there enemies on both sides?

 

“If you’re a Captain America fan, this all-new adventure is rare sneak peek into the movie we still have to wait over two months for,” said editor Bill Rosemann. “First, you get to see Cap rock his new stealth suit. Also, you’ll see one of his first missions working side-by-side not only with his Avengers teammate Black Widow, but also with Brock Rumlow, whose name should ring some bells. Plus, you get sweet Rock-He Kim artwork in our interactive Infinite Comic format, which is especially suited for the Marvel Cinematic experience. Oh, and how cool is it that it’s all written by fan fave scribe Peter David?”

 

Brought to stunning life using innovative Infinite Comics storytelling, Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude Infinite Comic brings a new universe of excitement to comics never thought possible! Don’t miss the latest adventure of the Sentinel of Liberty no Marvel fan can miss! Available today through the Marvel Comics App and the Marvel Digital Comics Storefront!

 

The future of digital comics is here! Take the next step in your Marvel experience with Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude Infinite Comic today!

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

For comics anytime, anywhere check out comicstore.marvel.com and www.marvel.com/mobile

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com 

White Tiger On the Hunt in MIGHTY AVENGERS #7!

This February, the White Tiger unleashes her inner beast in MIGHTY AVENGERS #7 – from rising star writer Al Ewing and critically acclaimed artist Valerio Schiti!  For years, Ava Ayala has shouldered a tragic loss — her parents and brother, the original White Tiger, were butchered at the hands of militia leader Gideon Mace. Now a member of the Mighty Avengers, Ava honors her noble family legacy by protecting the world as the new White Tiger. But when Gideon Mace reappears, White Tiger will hunts for vengeance! Channeling the power of an ancient god of fear and bloodlust, she seeks to end Mace’s reign of terror once and for all! But will she lose her soul in the process? The hunt is on – and the quest for vengeance begins this February in MIGHTY AVENGERS #7!

 

MIGHTY AVENGERS #7 (DEC130720)

Written by AL EWING

Art by VALERIO SCHITI

Cover by GREG LAND

FOC – 02/03/2014, On-Sale – 02/26/2014

 

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Comic Broker Report – February 2014 (part 1)

This month it’s all first appearances!  Enjoy!

 

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Not only is Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show bringing Sif and Deathlok to the small screen but we can also look forward to drooling over Lorelei, the sex crazed daughter of the Enchantress!  Anyone who has high grade copies/newsstand editions rejoice!  Fans of Beta Ray Bill  should be pleased  as an increase in value for a this comic is probable.

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On occasion a comic comes out of nowhere and blindsides even the most savvy collector.  So where have all the copies of #2 of this forgettable series gone?   Fans of SnowFlame, the cocaine powered villain, have bought most of them.  He only appeared in this comic so until someone writes him into the New 52 this is his first and last appearance.  The good news-you will have better luck finding this comic in a LCS rather than online.

 

Detective Comics 27 ( New 52 ) has been burning up the back issue market.  But with multiple variants that the majority of fans have no shot at owning unless they are willing to drop a car size payment, I say pass.  But if you love the new and creative character appearances I suggest these cheaper alternatives:

Oh and who is Clayton Parker?

Batman 448 – First Lark

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In the future Lark has fallen in some heroic way or she wouldn’t be enshrined in the Cave of the Batmen!

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The Wings of Truth first appear in the Detective Comics issue 27 ( New 52 ) but it looks like they are the evolution of The Birds of Prey who first appeared above.

Talon 0 – First Calvin Rose/Talon aka The Gothamite

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Much like Lark, Harvest is shown in Detective Comics 27 and looks to play a critical role in the DCU for the foreseeable future.

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Luke Fox/ Batwing aka Flying Fox

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Luke Fox has one of the coolest Batsuits I have ever seen put to paper.  Here he’s a little long in the tooth but imagine all the wonderful adventures he will have from now until he slides into the forgettable frame above!

Batman 9 – first Strix ( Mary Turner )

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Despite all the variants  for this issue I recommend it for the debut of Strix.  Now in the Birds of Prey ( and possibly the future Wings of Truth? ) she is a complex character with ties to the Court of Owls.

Note: Strix also appears in issue 9 of Batgirl ( new 52 ) which was released in the same month.

 

Other Comics:

Elektra Assassin 2 – first John Garrett

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One of my favorite actors is coming to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D!  If you can recite Bill Paxton’s pre-drop speech from Aliens then you and I would get along.  Are you wondering who’s going to take on Deathlok? It’s safe safe to assume that Agent Coulson will bring in this cybernetic enhanced heavy to do the dirty work!  Look for his first appearance in this classic Marvel comic!

Captain America 607 – first Beetle ( Lincoln )

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Put that badass Beetle suit on a woman and you have a recipe for an undervalued villain just waiting for collectors to notice.

Adventure Comics 69 – first Miraclo

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The CW is still on track to adapt Hourman.  This one isn’t cheap but rumor has it the Miraclo formula will be an essential component to the show’s formula!

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Growing debates as to what a true first appearance is can be as fun as they are frustrating. Do you believe Hulk 180 is Wolverine’s first appearance?  If so you may want to look at the end of this Daredevil comic and let me know if your mind changes.

World’s Finest 6  ( first Mentallo )

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Are we being tosses a red Herring from DC?  Latest rumors put Mentallo alongside Lex Luthor as the main antagonists for Superman VS Batman film.  My money is still on Doomsday or at least a cameo of the Kryptonian behemoth but if I’m wrong this issue is gonna jump.

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BONUS!!!

Sandman 5 – first Merv Pumpkinhead!

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Why you ask?  Cause he’s def the greatest pumpkin related characters in comic history!

 

UPDATE:

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If that is Nimrod in the most recent Days of Future Past trailer and on the cover of Empire, you had better stock up on these!

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 1/29/14

Before jumping in, InvestComics Publications will be releasing The Dawning #3 this week. Issue numbers 1 & 2 are still available to order. You will be able to order issues 1 & 2 on the same page as number 3 when the the issue becomes available on InvestComics. So look for the release on the InvestComics website and the IC social media as well.

Speculators will find a very short week regarding their Hot Picks, but for every short week there is a big one around the corner. With a week like this it’s always good to catch up on some back issues or fillers for your collection.

Knights_of_Pendragon_ExcaliburThe UK Marvel Universe is making its move. Like I said in a previous Hot Picks article, Marvel/Disney is essentially feeling out the UK market to see if it’s worth exploring further (cinema). Of course this is complete speculation, but do know that Disney never does anything for the sake of just “doing it”. I personally think it will happen. Captain Britain, Union Jack or somebody will get the nod eventually to appear in a movie or cartoon down the road. This weeks UK Marvel addition to the shelf will be Revolutionary War Knights Of Pendragon #1, with Union Jack and Dai Thomas getting their names in the solicit spotlight. And their first appearances pan out like this; Union Jack in Invaders #7 (1976) and Dai Thomas in Marvel Preview #3 (1975). The Invaders #5 is without a shadow of a doubt the book to own here. Not only do you get a first appearance in a Roy Thomas story, but a Jack “King” Kirby cover? Yes indeed, a comic to buy and hold onto once the UK Marvel Universe hits the scene in a big way someday. The Knights of Pendragon team first appeared in the Excalibur one shot: Mojo Mayhem (1989) as the Weird Happenings Organization. They then appeared in their own self titled comic; Knights of Pendragon #1 (1990) which lasted only 18 issues.

Oh yes, have I mentioned that the Revolutionary War Knights Of Pendragon #1 is basically sold out? Something might be brewing in the UK Marvel world, and as always you heard it here first!

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Sticking on topic with our friends overseas, UK’s biggest vigilante hero ever gets a new (sold out) release this week: Dredd Underbelly Movie Sequel (2014) #0. If you don’t own Dredd’s first appearance in 2000 AD #2 (1977), you should. Judge Dredd is the UK’s Spider-Man/Superman. He’s their biggest character ever. Good luck getting a near mint copy of this newspaper print though.

Marvel’s Miracleman will continue to do well with the release of Miracleman (2014) #2 this week. It’s sold out on all levels, but be wary here. Do not get caught up in the vortex, you will lose money on this if you’re not a keen speculator. While Miracleman is a great character, he will not sustain his ability in the aftermarket. The old Eclipse Comics and comics before that will hold up, not the new issues. That said, there is money to made in the current market still. Check out the Alan Davis Miracleman #2 sketch variant to maximize your dollar here. It’s a $60 variant, but signed and graded (9.8 or higher) will get you a nice payback.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2013 3rd Series) #11.1 will present the first meeting between The Guardians and the X-Men. Very cool. A $60 Dale Keown sketch variant is even cooler! You may want to get this signed and graded, then go into a hold pattern the closer the movie gets.

A few number one sold out comics to check out this week; Furious (2014 Dark Horse) #1 looks like an all out, very cool super-hero comic brought to you by Mice Templar writer Bryan J.L. Glass. Bravest Warriors (2012) Annual #1 and Adventure Time Special (2014) #1 finish out the week.

If you like the weekly picks here and you have done well in your aftermarket selling, don’t be shy to hit the donate button below! It helps the upkeep of things around here. Thanks for your contribution!

See you next week, invest wisely.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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UNDERTOW WILL PULL YOU IN

The new Atlantis pulp monster series’ variant covers you cannot miss

Image Comics is pleased to announce that the first issue of UNDERTOW by Steve Orlando and Artyom Trakhanov will feature a variant cover by Simon Roy (PROPHET) that will make the new pulp series a must-have for readers’ pull lists. The second issue of the series will also feature a variant cover with art by Aaron Conley.
Dive into the world of UNDERTOW, where Atlantis is a world superpower. Atlanteans Anshargal and his hostage-protege Ukinnu Alal hunt the Amphibian, a legendary creature that may be the key to an air-breathing life on land. In UNDERTOW #1, writer Orlando (MYSTERY IN SPACE) and artist Trakhanov bring pulp monster adventure to comics and debut a new take on Atlantis.
For more info on what UNDERTOW is and where the idea came from, check out this interview with Steve Orlando on the official Image Comics website, imagecomics.com.
Join Anshargal on his aquatic adventure in UNDERTOW #1, which will be available in stores on 2/19 for $2.99. Pre-orders can be placed using Diamond Code DEC130486, variant Cover B can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code OCT138321.
UNDERTOW #2 will be available on 3/19 for $2.99 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JAN140621. The variant cover for the second issue will feature art by Aaron Conley and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code DEC138395.
 

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Diamond Announces 2013 Gem Award Winners

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DC scores big and Image gets the Comic Book Publisher of the Year in this year’s DIAMOND GEM AWARDS.

Diamond Comic Distributors proudly announces the winners of the 2013 Diamond Gem Awards, selected by comic book specialty retailers and recognized within the comic book industry as the pinnacle of sales achievement for comic book artists, writers, publishers, and industry executives who work in one of America’s most unique art forms.

Image Comics was voted by retailers as Comic Book Publisher of the Year (Over 4% Market Share) in 2013. Image also took home two other Gem Awards, Best New Comic Book Series for East of West and Best Free Comic Book Day book for The Walking Dead Special.

DC Entertainment took home the most Gem Awards—six—including Top Dollar Comic of the Year for Superman Unchained #1 and Backlist Publisher of the Year, among others. Dark Horse Comics earned five Gem Awards including Licensed Comic of the Year (The Star Wars: Lucas Draft #1) and Original Graphic Novel of the Year (Hellboy: The Midnight Circus HC), among others. Marvel Comics was recognized with two Gems as 2013’s Top Dollar Comic Book Publisher of the Year and for Comic Book of the Year (Over $3.00) for Superior Spider-Man #1 NOW!. IDW Publishing took top honors for Licensed Trade Paperback or Hardcover of the Year with the first collected edition of its My Little Pony series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Volume 1.

Gem Awards were also presented to BOOM! Studios (Comic Book Publisher of the Year with Under 4% Market Share); Archie ComicsAfterlife with Archie #1 (Comic Book of the Year – Under $3.00); Top Shelf ProductionsMarch Book 1 (Best Indie Graphic Novel of the Year), and many others.

“We established the Gem Awards to give comic retailers an opportunity to recognize the vendors, titles, and products that have been instrumental in helping their businesses grow over the past year,” said Diamond President & CEO Steve Geppi. “Our vendors work diligently to support retailers and the entire industry with top-quality titles and products, and we thank all of the retailers who took time from their busy schedules to vote and acknowledge those efforts.”

Vendors nominated for Gem Awards were chosen by a panel of Diamond product specialists based on their overall impact on the industry, while comics and related merchandise were chosen on the merits of their sales performance and quality from 2013. Winners were then selected by members of the most critical segment that serves the comic book-buying public — comic book specialty retailers across the United States and worldwide.

 

And The Winners are…

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2013 Comic Book Publisher of the Year Over 4% Image Comics 2013 Comic Book Publisher of the Year Under 4% BOOM! Studios 2013 Backlist Publisher of the Year DC Entertainment 2013 Top Dollar Comic Book Publisher of the Year Marvel Comics

 

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2013 Manga Publisher of the Year Viz Media 2013 Game Manufacturer of the Year Wizkids/NECA 2013 Toy Manufacturer of the Year DC Collectibles

 

2013 Diamond Gem Award Products of the Year 
Brightest Day #1 2013 Comic Book of the Year Under $3.00 Afterlife with Archie #1 JUL130792 Archie Comics
2013 Comic Book of the Year Over $3.00 Superior Spider-Man #1 NOW! NOV120633 Marvel Comics
Batman: The Return 2013 Top Dollar Comic of the Year Superman Unchained #1  APR130107 DC Entertainment
2013 Licensed Comic Book of the Year The Star Wars: Lucas Draft #1 SEP138217 Dark Horse Comics
Kick-Ass Premiere 2013 Licensed TP/HC of the Year My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 1 TP   MAR130366 IDW Publishing
Batman: Earth-One 2013 Original GN of the Year Hellboy: Midnight Circle HC  JUN130031 Dark Horse Comics
2013 Reprint TP/HC of the Year Batman: Death of the Family Vol. 3 HC MAY130216 DC Entertainment
Twilight: The Graphic Novel 2013 Manga TP of the Year Lone Wolf & Cub Omnibus  Vol. 1 TP  JAN130124 Dark Horse Comics
Twilight: The Graphic Novel 2013 Best Free Comic Book Day Book FCBD 2013 The Walking Dead Special  JAN130008 Image Comics
Twilight: The Graphic Novel 2013 Best New Comic Book Series East of West Image Comics
Twilight: The Graphic Novel 2013 Best All-Ages Comics Adventure Time BOOM! Studios
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2013 Indie GN of the Year March: Book One TP JUN131298 Top Shelf Productions
2013 Anthology of the Year Dark Horse Presents #26 MAY130015 Dark Horse Comics
2013 Trade Book of the Year Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia HC  SEP120055 Dark Horse Comics
2013 Game Product of the Year The Walking Dead: Monopoly PX  OCT128266 USAopoly
2013 Toy Product of the Year DC Comics Super Villains: The Joker Action Figure  MAY130285 DC Collectibles
2013 Toy Line of the Year POP! Vinyl Figures  Funko
  2013 Collectable Statue of the Year DC Comics Bombshell Harley Quinn JUN130317 DC Collectibles

AVENGERS WORLD #3 First Look

Shang-Chi Unleashed in AVENGERS WORLD #3!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AVENGERS WORLD #3 – the next blockbuster issue from critically acclaimed creators Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, and Stefano Caselli! Spread thin across the globe, squads of Avengers fight for their lives on multiple deadly fronts. A.I.M. has made their move – and they’ve declared Earth an Avengers World no longer! But not if Shang-Chi has anything to say about it! The Hand has woken the beast of legend. Out of the Earth rises a great dragon – with the city of Madripoor atop its head! Deep in the heart of the city, Shang-Chi faces down The Gorgon – ruthless leader of the shadowy ninja clan. Winner takes control of The Hand – and gets to keep their life! Don’t miss a minute of the bone-crunching martial arts action this February! The fight to the death begins in AVENGERS WORLD #3!

AVENGERS WORLD #3 (DEC130688)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN & NICK SPENCER

Art by STEFANO CASELLI

Cover by RAGS MORALES

Variant Cover by AGUSTIN ALESSIO

FOC 1/27/14, ON-SALE 2/19/13

 

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New Faces. New Threats – Your First Look at NEW WARRIORS #1!

Aw yeah! The triumphant return of THE NEW WARRIORS, featuring Speedball, Justice, Nova,  Scarlet Spider written by Christopher Yost and drawn by Marcus To!!?? What’s not to love?

 

Witness the next generation of the Marvel Universe this February in NEW WARRIORS #1 – an all-new action packed ongoing series from blockbuster writer Christopher Yost and red-hot artist Marcus To! New Warriors mainstays Speedball and Justice are getting the band back together with a new team of heroes the likes of which you’ve never seen before!

 

“They’re eight people from different corners of the Marvel Universe, coming together to do the right thing, to be heroes,” says writer Christopher Yost, in an interview with Marvel.com. “They’re not kids, they’re not seasoned heroes for the most part, but they’re idealists. Sometime it’s okay to be a hero for the sake of being a hero; to be with a team because they’re your friends, because it’s fun.”

 

“Sometimes the world just needs saving,” continued Yost.

 

Evolution has gone off the rails. There are super humans, mutants, Inhumans, clones, aliens, and more everywhere you turn. Humanity no longer exists as the dominant life form on the planet. And not everyone is pleased! The High Evolutionary has raised an army to combat these “superior” beings – through complete extermination!

 

Now, Speedball, Justice, Nova, Scarlet Spider, Sun Girl, Hummingbird and more must stand together against the rising tide. Don’t miss a fresh start for the heroes of tomorrow this February in the exciting NEW WARRIORS #1!

 

NEW WARRIORS #1

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST

Art & Cover by MARCUS TO Variant Covers by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, SKOTTIE YOUNG, and CHRIS SAMNEE

FOC –01/27/14 On-Sale -02/19/14

 

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Enter if You Dare – Your First Look at DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD #2

Disney and Marvel fans won’t want to miss out on this” – ComicVine.com

On the heels of the first issue sell-out, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #2, the next thrilling chapter from critically acclaimed creators Brandon Seifert and Karl Moline! Designed – but never built – the lost Disneyland attraction finally comes to life!

When their parents are kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody are thrust into a treacherous race through the mysterious Museum of the Weird! But there are darker forces lying in wait inside the museum. What lurks within the Wardens’ Library…and what is the Walking Chair? Who are the Shadow Society – and what do they want with the Coffin Clock? Questions will be answered! Maxwell and Melody’s action-packed journey takes a weird turn this February in Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #2!

DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD #2 (DEC130703)

Written by BRANDON SEIFERT

Art by KARL MOLINE

Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO Variant Covers by PASCAL CAMPION & WALT DISNEY IMAGINEER BRIAN CROSBY Also Available!

FOC 1/27/14, ON-SALE 2/19/14

 

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for January 29 2014 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for January 29 2014 Release Week

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article 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 !
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 just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!

So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled 6 days BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price”)

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Fracture Encore Edition (One Shot), AR – 15 COPIES LEFT
BIG DOG INK
Ursa Minor #3 (Cover A Ian Snyder), $3.50 – 10 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Ursa Minor #3 (Cover B Nei Ruffino), $3.50
BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time 2014 Winter Special #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Art Baltazar), $4.99 – 284 COPIES LEFT
Adventure Time 2014 Winter Special #1 (One Shot)(Cover B Theresa Zysk), AR – SOLD OUT
Adventure Time 2014 Winter Special #1 (One Shot)(Cover C Luke Pearson), AR – SOLD OUT
Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual #1 (Cover A Ryan Pequin), $4.99 – 211 COPIES LEFT
Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual #1 (Cover B Carrie Hankins), AR – SOLD OUT
Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual #1 (Cover C Jennifer Jeong), AR – SOLD OUT

DANGER ZONE
Final Plague #4 (Of 5), $2.99 – 44 COPIES LEFT
DARK HORSE COMICS
Furious #1 (Of 5), $3.99 – 30 COPIES LEFT
Serenity Leaves On The Wind #1 (Of 6)(Dan Dos Santos Regular Cover), $3.50 – 297 COPIES LEFT
Serenity Leaves On The Wind #1 (Of 6)(Georges Jeanty Variant Cover), $3.50 – 328 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS
Batman And Robin Annual #2, $4.99 – 172 COPIES LEFT
Dead Boy Detectives #2, $2.99 – 77 COPIES LEFT
Earth 2 Annual #2, $4.99 – 153 COPIES LEFT
Green Lantern Corps Annual #2, $4.99 – 121 COPIES LEFT
Green Team Teen Trillionaires #8 (Final Issue), $2.99 – 54 COPIES LEFT
Worlds’ Finest Annual #1, $4.99 – 91 COPIES LEFT
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Bad Ass #1 (Of 4)(Ken Haeser Reorder Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
L’il Sonja #1 (One Shot)(Agnes Garbowska Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 14 COPIES LEFT
L’il Sonja #1 (One Shot)(Art Baltazar Regular Cover), $3.99 – 76 COPIES LEFT

IMAGE COMICS
Black Science #2 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – 353 COPIES LEFT
Black Science #3, $3.50 – 102 COPIES LEFT
East Of West #9, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Saga #18, $2.99 – 266 COPIES LEFT
Saviors #2, $2.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-Man The Movie Adaptation #1 (Of 2), $2.99 – 84 COPIES LEFT
Inhumanity #1 (Juan Doe 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT
Inhumanity #2 (was ‘Inhumanity Medusa’), $3.99 – 72 COPIES LEFT
Miracleman #2 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $4.99 – 39 COPIES LEFT
Miracleman #2 (Alan Davis Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Miracleman #2 (Arthur Adams Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Miracleman #2 (Mike McKone Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Miracleman #2 (Mike Perkins Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Night Of The Living Deadpool #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – 1,226 COPIES LEFT
Revolutionary War Knights Of Pendragon #1 (Mark Brooks Regular Cover), $3.99 – 63 COPIES LEFT
Revolutionary War Knights Of Pendragon #1 (Neil Edwards Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

REBELLION
Dredd Underbelly Movie Sequel (One Shot), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
SUPER GENIUS
WWE #2, $3.99 – 410 COPIES LEFT
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
B.A.R. Maid #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Billy Tucci), $3.50 – 39 COPIES LEFT
B.A.R. Maid #2 (Of 5)(Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $3.50 – 30 COPIES LEFT
B.A.R. Maid #2 (Of 5)(Cover C Franchesco), $3.50 – 37 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Giuseppe Cafaro ), $2.99 – 36 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #2 (Of 5)(Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $2.99 – 42 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #2 (Of 5)(Cover C Talent Caldwell), $2.99 – 38 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #2 (Of 5)(Cover D Ale Garza), $2.99 – 46 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales From Oz #1 (Of 5)(Tin Man)(Cover A Richard Ortiz), $2.99 – 41 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales From Oz #1 (Of 5)(Tin Man)(Cover B Anthony Spa), $2.99 – 51 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales From Oz #1 (Of 5)(Tin Man)(Cover C Ale Garza), $2.99 – 51 COPIES LEFT

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I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
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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 End? Or the Beginning? Your First Look at DAREDEVIL #36!

Before Waid takes DD on a road rip via INFINITE COMICS, and before setting up shop on the West Coast, things are coming to a head for DD in NY.

This February – Matt Murdock’s life comes crashing down in DAREDEVIL #36 – the fearless final issue from critically acclaimed storytellers Mark Waid & Chris Samnee! After the shocking events of last issue, there’s nowhere left for Matt to run. The Man Without Fear stands alone against the villainous hate group known as Sons of the Serpent. And their climactic clash is about to take place on a different kind of battlefield – in a New York City courtroom! But how much is he willing to sacrifice in the name of victory? It’s time for the Man Without Fear to show how fearless he really is. And the truth may shock you! It’s all been leading to this – and the seeds sown here bear bitter fruit for Daredevil in 2014! You don’t need a radar sense to know this one will be big! Don’t miss the epic finale this February in DAREDEVIL #36!

 

DAREDEVIL #36 (DEC130738)

Written by MARK WAID

Art & Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

FOC 1/27/14, ON-SALE 2/19/14

 

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DREAM POLICE IS A MYSTERIOUS, FANTASY SERIES SURE TO INTRIGUE READERS

Crime, changelings, nightwalkers, and police detectives that uncover more than they bargained for

Join Dream Police Detectives Joe Thursday and Frank Stanford as they patrol the dreamscape in DREAM POLICE, written by J. Michael Straczynski (TEN GRAND, PROTECTORS, INC.) with art by Sid Kotian.
Joe and Frank have been partners for as long as they can remember, patrolling the alternate universe of dreams, nightmares, and the great void beyond, an alternate but very real dimension of changelings, echoes, wisps, ethers, and nightwalkers, those that died in their sleep and wander the dreamscape forever.
The Dream Police have seen it all. But when Frank steps away and disappears… and the woman who returns says she’s Joe’s partner, that she’s always been Joe’s partner… he begins a journey into the unknown that will shake the dreaming down to its very foundation.
While growing up, Straczynski moved 20 times by the time he was 17. This lack of continuity as a child led him to imagine his own “hometown,” a community that he patched together with different memories from all the different places he’d tried to settle, and visited only in his dreams. “I’ve been fascinated with the idea that the dreamscape is a real place, stitched together from echoes of the physical world, where we go to find some measure of relief, or adventure, or understanding,” said Straczynski. “If that’s the case, then there has to be some means of providing order and protecting dreamers from danger… which led me to the notion of the Dream Police.”
DREAM POLICE is more than just a crime series. Each issue does world building and allows readers to get to know more than just the police that inhabit the dream community. “The book delves into the other characters who live in the dreamscape,” said Straczynski. “The architects (who design environments on the fly as needed by dreamers), changeling and echoes (who play the parts of people we know), nightmares (figures both frightening and deeply tragic) and others who serve a higher power.”
The first issue of DREAM POLICE arrives in stores on 4/30 and will be available for $2.99. Cover A (by Sid Kotian & Bill Farmer) can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code: FEB140494. Cover B (by Renae Deliz & Ray Dillon) can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code: FEB140495.
 
Dream Police
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.

GENESIS WILL TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY OF CREATION AND DESTRUCTION

Sweeping visuals and poignant writing make Nathan Edmondson and Alison Sampson’s new one-shot 

Nathan Edmondson (WHO IS JAKE ELLS, The Punisher, Black Widow) and debut artist Alison Sampson’s, GENESIS, pairs sweeping visuals with poignant writing to bring readers a one-shot that cannot be missed.
GENESIS is a trippy journey of creation and destruction as one man finds himself with the ability to manifest anything by thinking it—only to learn that with seemingly unlimited power comes unstoppable terror.
Genesis was a fun opportunity to let storytelling and art run wild with the idea of creativity itself—of the boundlessness of imagination and the inevitable vertigo that comes from the unlimited ability to manifest anything into being,” said Nathan Edmondson.
Sampson has a background in architecture which informs her style. “The comic page is built up like I’d design a bit of architecture, with leading and secondary spaces and places and so on. I found it hard to be linear, to cater to a reader—comics and architecture are not always the same,” explained Sampson. “It amazes me what level of design skills comic artists bring to their pages, even as someone who designs every day. I miss the excitement of being on site, but you can do all sorts of things on paper you can’t do in real life, and there is a lot of that still to explore.”
“I’m really grateful for Nathan asking me to do this. The script let me draw on my architectural background (twenty five years of it) to bring something special of my own to the project and I hope that comes across—Nathan is a designer’s writer,” said Sampson. “I’m relatively new to comics and there was a steep learning curve, but Nathan works with some amazing artists, so there was a standard to meet and this made me work harder.”
GENESIS (ONE-SHOT) arrives in stores on 4/16, and will be available for $6.99. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code: FEB140504.
 
Genesis
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.

SELF-OBSESSED IS PACKED WITH HUMOR

Sina Grace returns to slice-of-life roots with a new collection of autobiographical strips 

For fans of his gothic-tinged retail hell graphic novel NOT MY BAG, Sina Grace (LI’L DEPRESSED BOY, BURN THE ORPHANAGE) presents a collection of rare and never-before-seen autobiographical strips in SELF-OBSESSED!
“I feel like I’ve been teetering between mainstream and indie,” confessed Grace. “Self-Obsessed is a fun middle ground for the fans who love my slice-of-life stories like Not My Bag, and for the readers who got behind the raucous romp that is Burn the Orphanage. Plus—how fun are convenient one-shots jam-packed with quirky insights?”
Loaded with new stories for this edition, SELF-OBSESSED is packed with quirky and humorous insights about comics, love, dreams, and frenemies.
SELF-OBSESSED is a one-shot comic that arrives in stores on 4/2, and will be available for $3.99. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code: FEB140508.
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ComiXology charts its users worldwide

ComiXology Charts As The Top-Grossing iPad Book App For 2013 in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, & The UK

Monday, January 20th, 2014 – New York, NY – Last week you learned that comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, charted as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013 in the U.S., this week comiXology reveals that they also charted as the Top-Grossing iPad Book App for 2013 in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and the UK!

ComiXology is also making available an infographic, “Where in the World Are Digital Comics Fans?”, showing the penetration of digital comics readers on the comiXology platform across the globe.

Below are some fun facts from the infographic:

  • 51% of comiXology users are outside the U.S.
  • ComiXology is also currently the Top iOS Book App in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, The Philippines & many more.

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ComiXology’s domination in the 2013 international Top-Grossing iPad Apps lists caps off a year that has seen comiXology’s growth driven by ongoing innovation and international expansion.

At last year’s Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology announced the opening of Paris-based comiXology Europe, the company’s first overseas subsidiary, which is spearheading international language content acquisition across Europe. French language navigation, a precursor to full French localization, was added to comiXology’s iOS apps in June of 2013. The Franco-Belgian market is home to a ravenous base of comic book fans, which account for a $700 million annual market – roughly on par with the U.S. market.

With over 45,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and unique Guided View reading experience is available across the  iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and www.comixology.com – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

About comiXology ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™  reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top grossing iPad apps in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.

The Dreamer Volume 3 Coming March 2014

Bea Whaley’s Vivid Dreams About The American Revolution Continue In This All-New Graphic Novel!

San Diego, CA (January 20, 2013) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce that the next release in the graphic novel series The Dreamer will hit stores this March. The Dreamer Volume 3: The Battle of Harlem Heights (ISBN 9781613778869) is the third and final book in the story arc The Consequence of Nathan Hale and will be available in comic book stores as well as book trade venues.
In the 21st Century Bea’s friends and family begin to suspect that something is wrong, but Bea knows she cannot tell them about her dreams. As tensions rise, she struggles to return to the 18th century, where her friends’ lives are threatened by the ever-growing war – and this time, she just might be too late to save them.

“You don’t need to be a history buff or comic book fan to love my book, The Dreamer,” say creator Lora Innes. “The reason the book resonates with readers is it’s filled with romance, action and adventure that anyone can relate to. The fact that much of this actually happened is only backdrop to the story, but it makes it much richer.”

The Dreamer has been nominated for numerous Harvey Awards and is a fan-favorite among comic book and mainstream readers alike. The Dreamer Volume 1 and Volume 2 are also available in both print and digital formats. Volume 4 in the series is planned for 2016.

What others have said about The Dreamer:
“There is not a single misstep in the entire book. To say I’m hooked is a huge understatement. I’m buying this volume, the previous volume and will preorder the next volume.”  —FirstComicNews.com

“That this beautiful work is paired to a pitch-perfect story at once epic and intimate, both serious and playful, that straddles a teenage present and our nation’s most dramatic past is a testament to a creativity that knows no bounds.” —Michael Frost Beckner, producer of Spy Games

“The best books in life are the one you’re surprised by — the ones where you see the cover and think, “Huh. This looks cool.”…and then you don’t come up for air until you’ve read all the way through to the end. That’s what happened with Lora Innes’s The Dreamer.” —Fantasy Magazine

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About The Dreamer Creator Lora Innes writes and illustrates the tale of 17-year-old Beatrice “Bea” Whaley, a student who begins having vivid dreams about a brave and handsome soldier named Alan Warren… a member of an elite group known as Knowlton’s Rangers that fought during the Revolutionary War. Prone to keeping her head in the clouds, Bea welcomes her nightly adventures in 1776; filled with danger and romance they give her much to muse about the next day. But it is not long before Beatrice questions whether her dreams are simply dreams or something more…

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.    IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

BOOM!/ARCHAIA tease Jim Henson studios comics for 2014.

BOOM! Studios’ and it’s acquired imprint of ARCHAIA have teased new JIM HENSON material for 2014. In the past Archai has done such Henson properties as Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, and the first two volumes of THE DARK CRYSTAL prequel/histories graphic novels.

This is interesting, considering Jim Henson Studios are part of the Disney family, which recently announced that they would be moving the Disney acquired STAR WARS comics to the Disney owned MARVEL COMICS.  Personally, I’ve loved Archaia’s Henson projects, especially the Dark Crystal books, and am glad that the project will stay in house.

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January 20 Visual Teaser

ABOUT ARCHAIA Archaia (archaia.com), an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 75 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as MOUSE GUARD, RUST, COW BOY, CURSED PIRATE GIRL, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, and ARTESIA. Archaia has also published an entire line of graphic novels in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, including the multiple award-winning JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND and such beloved tales as THE DARK CRYSTAL, THE STORYTELLER, and FRAGGLE ROCK. In addition to its partnership with Henson, Archaia has forged creative partnerships with storytellers in all facets of the entertainment industry, resulting in print and digital expansions of such noted properties as BLEEDOUT and HAWKEN (video games), IMMORTALS and PLANET OF THE APES (film), and SPACE: 1999 (television). Alongside these celebrated titles, Archaia has released English translations of numerous renowned foreign titles to much fanfare, including THE KILLER, Sergio Toppi’s SHARAZ-DE: TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, and THE SECRET HISTORY. In June 2013, Archaia was acquired by BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com). Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent.

FLASH GORDON CELEBRATES 80TH ANNIVERSAR​Y WITH NEW COMIC SERIES, DEBUTING IN APRIL BY JEFF PARKER AND EVAN SHANER

FLASH GORDON #1 Continues the Thrilling Adventures of Sci-Fi Icon, Courtesy of Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, and Jordie Bellaire

January 20, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite proudly announces that writer Jeff Parker (Batman ’66) will continue the science fiction thrills of a science fiction legend in Flash Gordon #1, a new ongoing series illustrated by Evan “Doc” Shaner (Deadpool) and featuring the colors of Jordie Bellaire (Pretty Deadly).  Slated to debut in April 2014, Flash Gordon marks the 80th anniversary of the fictional icon, follows Parker’s critically acclaimed Kings Watch miniseries, and includes beloved cast members Dale Arden, Dr. Hans Zarkov, and the infamous Ming the Merciless.
“Dynamite and editor Nate Cosby have put together the dream team for Flash Gordon, and I’m the lucky writer who gets to work with them,” says Jeff Parker.  “We’re bringing Flash back for a new audience.  It’s over-the-planet high action and adventure where Flash’s spirit and optimism are as powerful as anything the forces of Ming the Merciless can dish out.  We also have some of my favorite artists contributing covers – make no mistake, this book is going to absolutely kill!”
The new Flash Gordon series places the ultimate sci-fi hero on the bizarre planet Mongo, where his thirst for thrills and danger makes him the perfect weapon against world-breaking Ming the Merciless and his awful inter-planetary swarms of terror.  Can the cocksure Man From Earth funnel his overconfidence into saving worlds, or will the universe fall to Ming?
Dynamite has assembled a team of three highly respected creators for the new Flash Gordon series, individuals whose recent comics work has made their names instantly recognizable to fans.  Writer Jeff Parker’s recent successes at DC Comics – including Aquaman and the retro-chic Batman ’66, follow his many years as a contributor to Marvel titles including Agents of Atlas, X-Men: First Class, and Hulk.   Evan “Doc” Shaner will bring his kinetic visual style seen in Deadpool and Ghostbusters to the Flash Gordon project, just as Jordie Bellaire will bring the coloring flair she’s known for on such titles as Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel, and The Rocketeer.
Flash Gordon #1 will feature a wide selection of cover variants, presented by some of comics’ most talented artists:  Gabriel Hardman, Jonathan Case, Declan Shalvey, and Marc Laming.  Stephen Mooney provides a special 80th Anniversary Cover, illustrated to capture an aesthetic of the bygone golden era, while Ken Haeser provides a cute Subscription-Only Variant Cover of “Li’l Flash”, intended as a reward for dedicated fans who preorder with their local comic shop retailers.  A Blank Authentix Cover will be created for the first issue, featuring blank white space on the cover perfect for convention artist commissions or the creative whims of the do-it-yourself fan.
Comic shop retailers are invited to create store-specific cover editions, as well:

  • Dynamite has designed a “Death to Ming” propaganda-style cover as a Retailer Exclusive Variant Cover, available for retailers to order through Diamond Comics (Item Code FEB141156).  Numerous retailers can share the “Death to Ming” artwork, but have personalized store names built into the front cover design.
  • Dynamite also welcomes the opportunity to develop unique Retailer Exclusive Variant Covers featuring artwork not available anywhere else.  Stores may contact Marketing Manager Keith Davidsen (keith.davidsen@dynamite.com, 856-312-1040 x114) for more information.

Flash Gordon #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release on April 9, 2014.  Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Flash Gordon #1 with their local comic book retailers.  Flash Gordon will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

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Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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Best Selling Top 1000 Comics of 2013

Best Selling Top 1000 Comics of 2013

Analysis by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

Over 5,000 new comics came out in 2013.    John Jackson Miller ranked the top 1000 best selling comics of the year at www.Comichron.com.

Lets analyze the best selling publishers and the unique titles that stand out from the smaller publishers.

Marvel / Dc / Image are always the 3 biggest publishers each year.

This year the domination continued but some surprise titles shined!

Pictured here are the top 3 best selling comics of 2013 (non-Marvel/DC/Image)

These are the only 3 non-big 3 comics to sell over 60,000 comics each during 2013.

BestSellingComics2013NonTop3

YEAR RANK # / TITLE / ISSUE # / PRICE / COMPANY / PRINT RUN

ARCHIE COMICS

Only 1 comic in the top 1000 and even though it sold really well it sold out and was many readers favorite of the year leading to reprints.

409 Afterlife With Archie 1 $2.99 Archie 48800

ASPEN COMICS

This company had great marketing and become known for launching new titles with cheap affordable $1.00 first issues.

They did this 5 times during the year all achieving great sales only for the #1 issues

424 All New Fathom 1 $1.00 Aspen 47600
796 All New Soulfire 1 $1.00 Aspen 33900
878 Jirni 1 $1.00 Aspen 31700
964 Bubblegun 1 $1.00 Aspen 28800
985 Legend of the Shadowclan 1 $1.00 Aspen 28300

BOOM COMICS

One of the biggest publishers of a ton of comics but only 2 really had really high orders and both tied in to current TV shows.  Regular Show achieved really high sales by having 6 regular covers and a ton of variants.

303 Regular Show 1 $3.99 Boom 57600
937 Sons of Anarchy 1 $3.99 Boom 29800

DARK HORSE COMICS

They had an impressive 18 different comics make the top 1000 of the year.  However 17 of them were Star Wars related comics.  In the next year Dark Horse has lost the Star Wars license.  Could this be the end of their high rankings ?

In January they started a new ongoing series with high monthly orders but then even topped that with the fall release of the Lucas Draft mini-series.

True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys from My Chemical Romance writer was the only other Dark Horse comic with massive orders.

103 The Star Wars (Lucas Draft) 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 87700
210 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 70100
291 The Star Wars (Lucas Draft) 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 58800
329 Star Wars 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 54400
373 The Star Wars (Lucas Draft) 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 51300
380 Star Wars 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 50600
416 Star Wars 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 48300
430 The Star Wars (Lucas Draft) 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 47300
431 True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 47200
452 Star Wars 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 46100
494 Star Wars 6 $2.99 Dark Horse 44200
538 Star Wars 7 $2.99 Dark Horse 42600
594 The Star Wars (Lucas Draft) 0 $3.99 Dark Horse 40500
627 Star Wars 8 $2.99 Dark Horse 39400
676 Star Wars 9 $2.99 Dark Horse 37800
730 Star Wars 10 $2.99 Dark Horse 36300
787 Star Wars 11 $2.99 Dark Horse 34300
823 Star Wars 12 $2.99 Dark Horse 33100

DYNAMIC FORCES

Another major company that puts out a lot of product but doesnt usually get the really high sales.

Only 1 comic made the top 1000

841 Red Sonja 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 32700

IDW COMICS

Definitely a major play in big comic sales with 15 comics in the top 1000.

A new Powerpuff Girls #1 with 4 regular covers broke the 50,000 mark.

12 of the 15 best selling titles are all part of the My Little Pony franchise proving to be the biggest easily for IDW

327 Powerpuff Girls 1 $3.99 IDW 54500
406 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 3 $3.99 IDW 48900
473 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 4 $3.99 IDW 45100
624 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 5 $3.99 IDW 39500
649 My Little Pony Micro Series: Twilight Sparkle 1 $3.99 IDW 38800
685 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 6 $3.99 IDW 37500
708 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 9 $3.99 IDW 36800
726 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 13 $3.99 IDW 36400
767 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 7 $3.99 IDW 35200
777 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 8 $3.99 IDW 34800
802 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 11 $3.99 IDW 33700
851 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 10 $3.99 IDW 32500
943 My Little Pony Micro Series: Rainbow Dash 2 $3.99 IDW 29500
949 X-Files Season 10 1 $3.99 IDW 29400
969 Tmnt Ongoing 22 $3.99 IDW 28700

IMAGE COMICS

49 titles in the top 1000 cleary makes them the #3 comics publisher

17 of the 49 are  Walking Dead issues including the best selling comic of the year.   Walking Dead went bi-monthly making this title along with Superior Spider-man (Marvel) with the largest quantity of issues in the top 1000.

Saga has 8 issues and East of West has 7 issues in the top 1000.  Invincible #100 was the highest ranking high numbered issue of the year (not counting Walking Dead issues).

1 Walking Dead 115 $2.99 Image 329300
44 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 111300
69 Walking Dead 109 $2.99 Image 97800
145 Walking Dead 110 $2.99 Image 79300
171 Walking Dead 111 $2.99 Image 75800
182 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 74300
185 Walking Dead 112 $2.99 Image 73800
197 Walking Dead 106 $2.99 Image 71500
203 Walking Dead 114 $2.99 Image 70800
211 Walking Dead 116 $2.99 Image 70100
212 Walking Dead 113 $2.99 Image 69800
215 Walking Dead 117 $2.99 Image 69300
226 Walking Dead 118 $2.99 Image 68000
231 Walking Dead 108 $2.99 Image 67400
236 Walking Dead 107 $2.99 Image 66100
265 Saga 13 $2.99 Image 61600
277 Ten Grand 1 $2.99 Image 60200
318 Saga 14 $2.99 Image 55500
325 Saga 15 $2.99 Image 54700
328 Saga 16 $2.99 Image 54500
333 Saga 12 $2.99 Image 54200
334 Jupiters Legacy 2 $2.99 Image 54000
347 Saga 17 $2.99 Image 53300
350 Pretty Deadly 1 $3.50 Image 53100
351 Saga 11 $2.99 Image 53100
356 Saga 10 $2.99 Image 52600
376 East of West 2 $3.50 Image 50900
387 Lazarus 1 $2.99 Image 50200
398 Saga 9 $2.99 Image 49400
441 Velvet 1 $3.50 Image 46700
445 Black Science 1 $3.50 Image 46500
474 East of West 4 $3.50 Image 45100
477 East of West 3 $3.50 Image 45000
491 Jupiters Legacy 3 $2.99 Image 44400
517 Sex Criminals 1 $3.50 Image 43500
549 Invincible 100 $3.99 Image 42200
590 Walking Dead 1 10th Ann. Ed. $5.99 Image 40700
721 East of West 5 $3.50 Image 36500
736 East of West 6 $3.50 Image 36100
778 Satellite Sam 1 $3.50 Image 34800
831 East of West 7 $3.50 Image 32900
850 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 32500
864 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 32100
897 East of West 8 $3.50 Image 31100
913 Lazarus 2 $2.99 Image 30600
942 Ten Grand 2 $2.99 Image 29600
981 Velvet 2 $2.99 Image 28400

285 Walking Dead The Governor Special $2.99 Image 59400
589 Walking Dead Tyreese Special $2.99 Image 40700

VALIANT COMICS

Valiant is a major player in the comics world but the individual issues are not hitting stellar sales.

Only the big crossover issue of Unity #1 pulled in big extra orders.

235 Unity 1 $3.99 Valiant 66200

DC COMICS

An impressive year with 410 comics in the top 1000.

They had 3 comics rank in the top 10.  They also had the best selling #2 issue of the year with Superman Unchained #2.

They had the majority 12 of the top 20 which included an amazing 6 different regular Batman issues in the top 20.

2 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 326000
3 Superman Unchained 1 $4.99 DC 259100
10 Superman Unchained 2 $3.99 DC 168800
11 Batman Superman 1 $3.99 DC 158600
12 Batman 17 $3.99 DC 156300
13 Batman 16 $3.99 DC 150500
14 Batman 21 $3.99 DC 150300
15 Forever Evil 1 $3.99 DC 146600
16 Batman 18 $3.99 DC 143200
17 Superman Unchained 3 $3.99 DC 139500
18 Batman 22 $3.99 DC 134400
20 Batman 19 $3.99 DC 131200
21 Batman 23 $3.99 DC 130300
23 Batman 20 $3.99 DC 128000
26 Batman 25 $4.99 DC 126700
27 Batman 24 $6.99 DC 125600
32 Justice League 16 $3.99 DC 120000
33 Batman 26 $3.99 DC 119400
34 Harley Quinn 0 $2.99 DC 119200
37 Justice League 22 $3.99 DC 116500
38 Forever Evil 2 $3.99 DC 116500
43 Sandman Overture 1 $4.99 DC 112700
45 Batman (Riddler) 23.2 $3.99 DC 109900
47 Batman (Joker) 23.1 $3.99 DC 109400
51 Justice League 17 $3.99 DC 107400
52 Superman Unchained 4 $3.99 DC 107300
53 Forever Evil 3 $3.99 DC 107000
54 Justice League 23 $3.99 DC 106700
55 Batman Annual 2 $4.99 DC 104500
57 Justice League 19 $3.99 DC 103500
58 Batman Superman 2 $3.99 DC 102700
60 Batman Incorporated 8 $2.99 DC 102100
61 Justice League 18 $3.99 DC 101500
65 Justice League 24 $3.99 DC 99700
67 Forever Evil 4 $3.99 DC 99400
68 Justice League 20 $3.99 DC 99000
75 Batman (Bane) 23.4 $3.99 DC 96700
76 Superman Unchained 5 $3.99 DC 96600
77 Justice League of America 7 $3.99 DC 96400
78 Superman Wonder Woman 1 $3.99 DC 96100
80 Justice League of America 2 $3.99 DC 95600
82 Justice League 21 $3.99 DC 95600
83 Justice League of America 6 $3.99 DC 95400
85 Justice League 25 $3.99 DC 93800
89 Harley Quinn 1 $2.99 DC 92200
90 Batman (Penguin) 23.3 $3.99 DC 92200
91 Detective Comics 16 $3.99 DC 92100
92 Batman Superman 3 $3.99 DC 90800
94 Justice League 26 $3.99 DC 90600
122 Batman Superman 4 $3.99 DC 83800
125 Batman and Robin 16 $2.99 DC 82600
126 Justice League of America 3 $3.99 DC 82500
134 Detective Comics 17 $3.99 DC 81800
138 Detective Comics 18 $3.99 DC 80300
140 Batman and Red Robin 19 $2.99 DC 80000
143 Justice League (Darkseid) 23.1 $3.99 DC 79300
144 Justice League Dark 22 $3.99 DC 79300
146 Detective Comics 20 $3.99 DC 79100
153 Detective Comics 19 $7.99 DC 78500
157 Justice League of America 4 $3.99 DC 78000
159 Justice League of America 8 $3.99 DC 77900
162 Batman and Robin 18 $2.99 DC 77600
164 Batman Superman 5 $3.99 DC 77300
183 Justice League Dark 23 $3.99 DC 74200
187 Batgirl 16 $2.99 DC 73200
189 Green Lantern 21 $2.99 DC 73000
191 Green Lantern 16 $2.99 DC 72700
194 Green Lantern 17 $2.99 DC 72500
196 Justice League of America 5 $3.99 DC 72000
200 Nightwing 16 $2.99 DC 71000
202 Justice League of America 9 $3.99 DC 70900
204 Batman Incorporated 9 $2.99 DC 70800
205 Green Lantern 19 $2.99 DC 70800
208 Green Lantern 20 $7.99 DC 70500
213 Green Lantern 18 $2.99 DC 69500
214 Batman Superman (Doomsday) 3.1 $3.99 DC 69500
219 Batman Superman 6 $3.99 DC 68800
227 Batman Black & White 1 $4.99 DC 67800
232 Damian Son of Batman 1 $3.99 DC 67300
238 Batman and Red Hood 20 $2.99 DC 66000
240 Justice League of America 10 $3.99 DC 65700
242 Detective Comics 21 $3.99 DC 65600
244 Aquaman 16 $2.99 DC 64900
246 Teen Titans 16 $2.99 DC 64800
247 Detective Comics 22 $3.99 DC 64500
248 Detective Comics 25 $3.99 DC 64500
254 Batman and Robin 17 $2.99 DC 62700
255 Green Lantern 22 $2.99 DC 62700
261 Detective Comics 23 $3.99 DC 61800
263 Batgirl 17 $2.99 DC 61700
266 Action Comics 18 $4.99 DC 61300
271 Red Hood and The Outlaws 16 $2.99 DC 60800
274 Superman Wonder Woman 2 $3.99 DC 60600
278 Aquaman 17 $2.99 DC 59900
279 Batman and Batgirl 21 $2.99 DC 59700
280 Nightwing 17 $2.99 DC 59700
282 Detective Comics 24 $3.99 DC 59500
284 Green Lantern 23 $2.99 DC 59400
286 Batman Incorporated 10 $2.99 DC 59200
294 Batman and Catwoman 22 $2.99 DC 58400
295 Batman The Dark Knight 16 $2.99 DC 58300
296 Action Comics 16 $3.99 DC 58200
299 Action Comics 17 $3.99 DC 57800
300 Justice League 3000 1 $2.99 DC 57700
306 Green Lantern 24 $2.99 DC 57500
310 Batman The Dark Knight 17 $2.99 DC 56700
311 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 56700
314 Batman and Nightwing 23 $2.99 DC 56600
315 Detective Comics 26 $3.99 DC 56500
322 Forever Evil Arkham War 1 $2.99 DC 55300
323 Batman The Dark Knight 18 $2.99 DC 55100
326 Batman and Robin Annual 1 $4.99 DC 54600
330 Green Lantern 25 $2.99 DC 54400
331 Batman Incorporated 11 $2.99 DC 54300
332 Aquaman 18 $2.99 DC 54300
336 Batman Incorporated 13 $2.99 DC 54000
338 Detective Comics Annual 2 $4.99 DC 53800
340 Aquaman 19 $2.99 DC 53700
341 Batman and Two Face 25 $2.99 DC 53700
342 Red Hood and The Outlaws 17 $2.99 DC 53600
343 Nightwing 18 $2.99 DC 53600
352 Damian Son of Batman 2 $3.99 DC 53100
354 Action Comics 19 $3.99 DC 52800
355 Batgirl 18 $2.99 DC 52700
358 Batman and Two Face 24 $2.99 DC 52300
359 Batman The Dark Knight 19 $2.99 DC 52200
360 Batman Incorporated 7 $2.99 DC 52100
362 Batman Incorporated 12 $2.99 DC 52000
364 Batman and Robin (Two Face) 23.1 $3.99 DC 51800
366 Detective Comics (Poison Ivy) 23.1 $3.99 DC 51500
368 Superman 16 $2.99 DC 51500
369 Green Lantern 26 $2.99 DC 51400
370 Superman Wonder Woman 3 $3.99 DC 51300
372 Justice League of America (Black Adam) 7.4 $3.99 DC 51300
374 Action Comics (Zod) 23.2 $3.99 DC 51200
377 Action Comics (Cyborg Superman) 23.1 $3.99 DC 50900
378 Earth 2 8 $2.99 DC 50900
381 Action Comics (Lex Luthor) 23.3 $3.99 DC 50500
382 Superman 17 $2.99 DC 50400
383 Batman and Robin (Killer Croc) 23.4 $3.99 DC 50300
384 Wake 1 $2.99 DC 50300
386 Green Lantern (Sinestro) 23.4 $3.99 DC 50300
388 Batman and Robin (Court of Owls) 23.2 $3.99 DC 50100
391 Detective Comics (Scarecrow) 23.3 $3.99 DC 49900
392 Superman 19 $2.99 DC 49900
394 Detective Comics (Harley Quinn) 23.2 $3.99 DC 49500
396 Batman The Dark Knight 20 $2.99 DC 49500
397 Batman and Robin (Ras Al Ghul) 23.3 $3.99 DC 49400
402 Batman The Dark Knight 21 $2.99 DC 49000
403 Earth 2 9 $2.99 DC 48900
404 Green Lantern Annual 2 $4.99 DC 48900
405 Detective Comics (Man Bat) 23.4 $3.99 DC 48900
407 Action Comics 20 $3.99 DC 48900
408 Aquaman 20 $2.99 DC 48800
417 Nightwing 19 $2.99 DC 48300
422 Before Watchmen Rorschach 4 $3.99 DC 47700
423 Aquaman 21 $2.99 DC 47700
425 Wonder Woman 19 $2.99 DC 47600
426 Batman The Dark Knight 22 $2.99 DC 47500
427 Superman 18 $2.99 DC 47500
428 Damian Son of Batman 3 $3.99 DC 47400
435 Action Comics 21 $3.99 DC 47000
436 Earth 2 10 $2.99 DC 46900
439 Action Comics 25 $3.99 DC 46800
440 Batman The Dark Knight (Joker’s Daughter) 23.4 Std Ed. $2.99 DC 46700
443 Batman and Two Face 26 $2.99 DC 46600
444 Batgirl 19 $2.99 DC 46600
446 Superman 20 $2.99 DC 46500
448 Aquaman 22 $2.99 DC 46300
449 Justice League Dark 24 $3.99 DC 46200
450 Earth 2 11 $2.99 DC 46200
451 Green Lantern Corps 17 $2.99 DC 46200
455 Teen Titans 18 $2.99 DC 46100
458 Batman The Dark Knight 23 $2.99 DC 46000
461 Nightwing 20 $2.99 DC 45800
464 Green Lantern Corps 16 $2.99 DC 45700
472 Forever Evil Arkham War 2 $2.99 DC 45200
475 Action Comics 22 $3.99 DC 45000
479 Batman The Dark Knight Annual 1 $4.99 DC 44900
481 Constantine 1 $2.99 DC 44800
482 Aquaman 23 $2.99 DC 44700
483 Earth 2 Annual 1 $4.99 DC 44700
484 Justice League (Secret Society) 23.4 $3.99 DC 44600
487 Earth 2 12 $2.99 DC 44500
490 Green Lantern Corps 19 $2.99 DC 44400
493 Nightwing 25 $3.99 DC 44300
495 Green Lantern Corps 18 $2.99 DC 44200
496 Green Lantern New Guardians 17 $2.99 DC 44200
497 Flash 16 $2.99 DC 44200
498 Nightwing 21 $2.99 DC 44200
501 Superman (Parasite) 23.4 $3.99 DC 44200
502 Green Lantern New Guardians 16 $2.99 DC 44100
505 Before Watchmen Minutemen 6 $3.99 DC 44100
508 Injustice Gods Among Us 1 $3.99 DC 44100
510 Before Watchmen Dr Manhattan 4 $3.99 DC 44000
511 Batman The Dark Knight 24 $2.99 DC 43900
513 Flash 17 $2.99 DC 43800
514 Green Lantern Corps Annual 1 $4.99 DC 43800
519 Batman Incorporated Special 1 $4.99 DC 43500
520 Superman 21 $2.99 DC 43400
521 Green Lantern Corps 20 $2.99 DC 43400
522 Earth 2 13 $2.99 DC 43400
523 Before Watchmen Comedian 5 $3.99 DC 43300
526 Flash 19 $2.99 DC 43000
528 Superman 22 $2.99 DC 42900
529 Green Lantern Corps 21 $2.99 DC 42900
530 Aquaman 24 $2.99 DC 42800
531 Green Lantern New Guardians 21 $2.99 DC 42800
533 Red Hood and The Outlaws 18 $2.99 DC 42800
534 Action Comics 23 $3.99 DC 42800
535 Before Watchmen Ozymandias 5 $3.99 DC 42700
539 Trinity of Sin Pandora 1 $2.99 DC 42600
541 Earth 2 14 $2.99 DC 42400
542 Flash 18 $2.99 DC 42400
545 Flash 25 $3.99 DC 42300
546 Green Lantern Corps 22 $2.99 DC 42300
550 Nightwing 22 $2.99 DC 42200
553 Batgirl 20 $2.99 DC 42100
557 Green Lantern New Guardians 18 $2.99 DC 42000
559 Batman The Dark Knight 25 $2.99 DC 41900
560 Before Watchmen Dollar Bill 1 $3.99 DC 41800
567 Green Lantern New Guardians 19 $2.99 DC 41600
568 Aquaman 25 $3.99 DC 41600
571 Before Watchmen Ozymandias 6 $3.99 DC 41300
572 Teen Titans 17 $2.99 DC 41300
574 Superman 23 $2.99 DC 41300
577 Green Lantern New Guardians 20 $2.99 DC 41200
579 Green Lantern New Guardians 22 $2.99 DC 41100
580 Earth 2 15 $2.99 DC 41100
581 Flash 20 $2.99 DC 41000
582 Batgirl 25 $3.99 DC 41000
588 Batgirl 21 $2.99 DC 40700
598 Nightwing 23 $2.99 DC 40400
599 Wonder Woman 16 $2.99 DC 40300
601 Flash 22 $2.99 DC 40300
603 Earth 2 17 $2.99 DC 40200
604 Flash 21 $2.99 DC 40200
606 Detective Comics (Harley Quinn) 23.2 Std. Ed. $2.99 DC 40100
608 Nightwing 24 $2.99 DC 40100
609 Batman The Dark Knight 26 $2.99 DC 40000
610 Wonder Woman 17 $2.99 DC 40000
611 Before Watchmen Comedian 6 $3.99 DC 40000
612 Teen Titans 19 $2.99 DC 40000
613 Forever Evil Arkham War 3 $2.99 DC 39900
617 Superman 25 $2.99 DC 39700
622 Batgirl 22 $2.99 DC 39600
626 Flash 23 $2.99 DC 39500
634 Wonder Woman 18 $2.99 DC 39200
640 Flash 24 $2.99 DC 39000
641 Batman (Joker) 23.1 Std Ed. $2.99 DC 39000
642 Justice League Dark 25 $3.99 DC 39000
644 Superman 24 $2.99 DC 38900
645 Aquaman (Black Manta) 23.1 $3.99 DC 38900
647 Aquaman 26 $2.99 DC 38900
648 Larfleeze 1 $2.99 DC 38800
651 Batman Black & White 2 $4.99 DC 38700
652 Earth 2 16 $2.99 DC 38600
653 Catwoman 23 $2.99 DC 38600
657 Nightwing 26 $2.99 DC 38500
658 Green Lantern Corps 25 $3.99 DC 38400
662 Batgirl 23 $2.99 DC 38300
664 Trinity of Sin Pandora 2 $2.99 DC 38200
665 Green Lantern (Relic) 23.1 $3.99 DC 38200
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671 Green Lantern (Mongul) 23.2 $3.99 DC 38000
673 Aquaman (Ocean Master) 23.2 $3.99 DC 37900
679 Wonder Woman 20 $2.99 DC 37700
680 Forever Evil Rogues Rebellion 1 $2.99 DC 37700
682 Batman 66 2 $3.99 DC 37600
683 Action Comics 26 $3.99 DC 37500
684 Red Lanterns 17 $2.99 DC 37500
687 Wake 2 $2.99 DC 37400
689 Action Comics 24 $3.99 DC 37400
690 Green Lantern (Black Hand) 23.3 $3.99 DC 37400
691 Nightwing Annual 1 $4.99 DC 37300
695 Superman (Hel) 23.3 $3.99 DC 37200
696 Catwoman 24 $2.99 DC 37200
697 Superman (Brainiac) 23.2 $3.99 DC 37200
698 Red Lanterns 16 $2.99 DC 37100
699 Earth 2 18 $2.99 DC 37100
703 Superman Annual 2 $4.99 DC 37000
705 Superman 26 $2.99 DC 36900
707 Batgirl 24 $2.99 DC 36800
709 Justice League (Lobo) 23.2 $3.99 DC 36800
710 Teen Titans 20 $2.99 DC 36800
712 Wonder Woman 21 $2.99 DC 36700
716 Dc Vs Masters of The Universe 1 $2.99 DC 36700
717 Green Arrow 17 $2.99 DC 36700
718 Flash 26 $2.99 DC 36600
719 Green Lantern New Guardians Annual 1 $4.99 DC 36500
720 Superman (Bizarro) 23.1 $3.99 DC 36500
725 Green Lantern Corps 23 $2.99 DC 36400
727 Justice League Dark 26 $3.99 DC 36400
729 Green Lantern New Guardians 24 $2.99 DC 36300
731 Trinity of Sin Pandora 3 $2.99 DC 36200
732 Red Lanterns 18 $2.99 DC 36200
738 Red Hood and The Outlaws 19 $2.99 DC 36100
740 Aquaman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 36100
743 Wonder Woman 22 $2.99 DC 36100
744 Constantine 5 $2.99 DC 36000
747 Flash Annual 2 $4.99 DC 35800
749 Red Lanterns 22 $2.99 DC 35800
758 Action Comics Annual 2 $4.99 DC 35600
759 Justice League (Lobo) 23.2 Std. Ed. $2.99 DC 35500
761 Wonder Woman 23 $2.99 DC 35400
764 Red Lanterns 21 $2.99 DC 35300
766 Catwoman 18 $2.99 DC 35300
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772 Teen Titans 21 $2.99 DC 35000
774 Green Lantern New Guardians 23 $2.99 DC 34900
775 Batgirl 26 $2.99 DC 34900
780 Red Hood and The Outlaws 20 $2.99 DC 34800
781 Red Lanterns 19 $2.99 DC 34800
782 Wonder Woman 24 $2.99 DC 34600
783 Red Lanterns 20 $2.99 DC 34500
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792 Batman 66 3 $3.99 DC 34100
793 Constantine 2 $2.99 DC 34100
797 Batwoman 16 $2.99 DC 33900
798 Earth 2 (Solomon Grundy) 15.2 $3.99 DC 33900
799 Wonder Woman 25 $2.99 DC 33800
803 Batwoman 17 $2.99 DC 33600
804 Batman Black & White 3 $4.99 DC 33600
808 Teen Titans 24 $2.99 DC 33500
809 Teen Titans 22 $2.99 DC 33400
810 Wake 3 $2.99 DC 33400
816 Adventures of Superman 1 $3.99 DC 33200
818 Catwoman 16 $2.99 DC 33200
820 Flash (Reverse Flash) 23.2 $3.99 DC 33100
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825 Flash (Rogues) 23.3 $3.99 DC 32900
826 Injustice Gods Among Us 3 $3.99 DC 32900
827 Earth 2 (Desaad) 15.1 $3.99 DC 32900
828 Trillium 1 $2.99 DC 32900
830 Batman The Dark Knight (Mr. Freeze) 23.2 $3.99 DC 32900
833 Teen Titans (Deathstroke) 23.2 $3.99 DC 32800
835 Green Lantern Corps 26 $2.99 DC 32800
836 Justice League of America (Killer Frost) 7.2 $3.99 DC 32800
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838 Red Lanterns 24 $2.99 DC 32800
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840 Red Hood and The Outlaws 21 $2.99 DC 32700
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846 Teen Titans 25 $2.99 DC 32600
857 Green Lantern New Guardians 25 $2.99 DC 32200
859 Batman The Dark Knight (Ventriloquist) 23.1 $3.99 DC 32200
862 Swamp Thing 16 $2.99 DC 32100
863 Flash (Grodd) 23.1 $3.99 DC 32100
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866 Batman The Dark Knight (Joker’s Daughter) 23.4 $3.99 DC 32000
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868 Batwoman 18 $2.99 DC 32000
872 Worlds Finest 10 $2.99 DC 31900
873 Justice League of America (Shadow Thief) 7.3 $3.99 DC 31800
874 Supergirl 16 $2.99 DC 31700
875 Justice League of America (Deadshot) 7.1 $3.99 DC 31700
877 Batman The Dark Knight (Clayface) 23.3 $3.99 DC 31700
880 Supergirl 17 $2.99 DC 31600
883 Swamp Thing 17 $2.99 DC 31500
884 Red Hood and The Outlaws Annual 1 $4.99 DC 31500
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892 Batman Lil Gotham 1 $2.99 DC 31100
893 Injustice Gods Among Us 4 $3.99 DC 31100
898 Swamp Thing 18 $2.99 DC 31000
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900 Larfleeze 2 $2.99 DC 30900
902 Wake 5 $3.99 DC 30800
904 Forever Evil Argus 1 $2.99 DC 30800
905 Red Hood and The Outlaws 22 $2.99 DC 30800
907 Talon 4 $2.99 DC 30700
908 Green Arrow 19 $2.99 DC 30700
909 Catwoman 17 $2.99 DC 30600
912 Batman Black & White 4 $4.99 DC 30600
915 Injustice Gods Among Us 5 $3.99 DC 30500
916 Green Lantern New Guardians 26 $2.99 DC 30500
917 Batman 66 4 $3.99 DC 30500
924 Constantine 3 $2.99 DC 30300
925 Supergirl 19 $2.99 DC 30300
926 Injustice Gods Among Us 6 $3.99 DC 30300
927 Worlds Finest 8 $2.99 DC 30100
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930 Animal Man 16 $2.99 DC 30000
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933 Red Lanterns 23 $2.99 DC 29900
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935 Catwoman 25 $3.99 DC 29900
936 Batwoman 20 $2.99 DC 29900
939 Animal Man 17 $2.99 DC 29800
944 Swamp Thing 19 $2.99 DC 29500
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952 Astro City 1 $3.99 DC 29300
954 Teen Titans 26 $2.99 DC 29200
955 Red Hood and The Outlaws 23 $2.99 DC 29100
958 Catwoman 19 $2.99 DC 29000
960 Animal Man 18 $2.99 DC 29000
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972 Talon 5 $2.99 DC 28600
978 Batwoman 21 $2.99 DC 28500
980 Threshold 1 $3.99 DC 28400
982 Green Team Teen Trillionaires 1 $2.99 DC 28300
984 Supergirl 20 $2.99 DC 28300
987 Green Arrow 20 $2.99 DC 28100
988 Suicide Squad 24 $2.99 DC 28100
989 Trinity of Sin The Phantom Stranger 11 $2.99 DC 28100
992 Worlds Finest 9 $2.99 DC 28000
993 Red Lanterns 25 $2.99 DC 28000
995 Superboy 16 $2.99 DC 27900
996 He Man and The Masters of The Universe 1 $2.99 DC 27900
998 Teen Titans Annual 2 $4.99 DC 27800
1000 Justice League Dark (Eclipso) 23.2 $3.99 DC 27800

MARVEL COMICS

The #1 publisher of the year with a whopping 498 titles in the top 1000.

Marvel did NOT have any comics in the top 3 of the year but then owned most of the top 10 with 6 titles but only 7 of the top 20.

Infinity #2 was the best selling non-#1 issue of the year from Marvel.

4 Guardians of Galaxy 1 $3.99 Marvel 221200
5 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 216700
6 Infinity 1 $4.99 Marvel 210800
7 X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 186300
8 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 184000
9 Uncanny X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 182700
19 Origin II 1 $4.99 Marvel 131700
22 Infinity 2 $3.99 Marvel 128400
24 Avengers 24.NOW $4.99 Marvel 127500
25 Infinity 3 $3.99 Marvel 127000
28 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 122400
29 New Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 121900
30 Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 121800
31 Superior Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 121600
35 Age of Ultron 2 $3.99 Marvel 116800
36 Age of Ultron 10 $3.99 Marvel 116800
39 X-Men Battle of Atom 1 $3.99 Marvel 114800
40 Infinity 4 $3.99 Marvel 114000
41 Amazing X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 113200
42 Guardians of Galaxy 5 $3.99 Marvel 113200
46 Age of Ultron 3 $3.99 Marvel 109900
48 Superior Spider-Man 3 $3.99 Marvel 109400
49 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 108200
50 Infinity 5 $3.99 Marvel 108000
56 Age of Ultron 4 $3.99 Marvel 104200
59 Mighty Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 102500
62 Age of Ultron 5 $3.99 Marvel 101400
63 Infinity 6 $5.99 Marvel 101400
64 Superior Spider-Man 4 $3.99 Marvel 101300
66 Age of Ultron 6 $3.99 Marvel 99400
70 Uncanny X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 97500
71 Uncanny Avengers 3 $3.99 Marvel 97500
72 Age of Ultron 7 $3.99 Marvel 97400
73 Superior Spider-Man 5 $3.99 Marvel 97100
74 Age of Ultron 8 $3.99 Marvel 96700
79 Age of Ultron 9 $3.99 Marvel 95800
81 Avengers 3 $3.99 Marvel 95600
84 Superior Spider-Man 9 $3.99 Marvel 94400
86 All New X-Men 8 $3.99 Marvel 93500
87 Guardians of Galaxy 2 $3.99 Marvel 93500
88 Avengers 19 $3.99 Marvel 92900
93 Guardians of Galaxy 0.1 $3.99 Marvel 90600
95 Superior Spider-Man 6 $3.99 Marvel 90600
96 All New X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 90300
97 Uncanny X-Force 1 $3.99 Marvel 90200
98 Uncanny Avengers 4 $3.99 Marvel 89800
99 Superior Spider-Man 6AU $3.99 Marvel 89300
100 Superior Spider-Man 17 $3.99 Marvel 89200
101 Uncanny X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 88600
102 Superior Spider-Man 7 $3.99 Marvel 87900
104 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 87500
105 All New X-Men 16 $3.99 Marvel 87400
106 Nova 1 $3.99 Marvel 87200
107 Superior Spider-Man 8 $3.99 Marvel 87100
108 Avengers 6 $3.99 Marvel 86800
109 All New X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 86800
110 Superior Spider-Man 10 $3.99 Marvel 86700
111 All New X-Men 10 $3.99 Marvel 86700
112 Avengers 4 $3.99 Marvel 86400
113 Uncanny Avengers 5 $3.99 Marvel 86200
114 Superior Spider-Man 20 $3.99 Marvel 86200
115 All New X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 85500
116 Avengers 5 $3.99 Marvel 85100
117 All New X-Men 9 $3.99 Marvel 84500
118 Superior Spider-Man 19 $3.99 Marvel 84400
119 Superior Spider-Man 11 $3.99 Marvel 84100
120 Superior Spider-Man 12 $3.99 Marvel 84100
121 Kick-Ass 3 1 $2.99 Marvel 83900
123 All New X-Men 17 $3.99 Marvel 83200
124 Avengers 8 $3.99 Marvel 83000
127 All New X-Men 12 $3.99 Marvel 82400
128 New Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 82400
129 Uncanny X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 82300
130 Superior Spider-Man 14 $3.99 Marvel 82300
131 All New X-Men 18 $3.99 Marvel 82200
132 Superior Spider-Man 13 $3.99 Marvel 82200
133 Superior Spider-Man 22 $3.99 Marvel 81900
135 Uncanny Avengers 6 $3.99 Marvel 81700
136 All New X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 80900
137 Superior Spider-Man 18 $3.99 Marvel 80800
139 Avengers 10 $3.99 Marvel 80000
141 Uncanny X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 79600
142 Young Avengers 1 $2.99 Marvel 79600
147 Superior Spider-Man 16 $3.99 Marvel 78900
148 Superior Spider-Man 15 $3.99 Marvel 78700
149 Uncanny X-Men 12 $3.99 Marvel 78600
150 Iron Man 9 $3.99 Marvel 78600
151 Avengers 7 $3.99 Marvel 78500
152 Guardians of Galaxy 3 $3.99 Marvel 78500
154 Superior Spider-Man Team Up 1 $3.99 Marvel 78400
155 Uncanny Avengers 7 $3.99 Marvel 78200
156 All New X-Men 13 $3.99 Marvel 78000
158 Avengers 9 $3.99 Marvel 77900
160 X-Men Battle of Atom 2 $3.99 Marvel 77800
161 X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 77700
163 Inhumanity 1 $3.99 Marvel 77500
165 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 77300
166 Superior Spider-Man 23 $3.99 Marvel 77100
167 Superior Spider-Man 24 $3.99 Marvel 76100
168 Avengers 14 $3.99 Marvel 76100
169 Avengers 18 $3.99 Marvel 76100
170 Uncanny X-Men 13 $3.99 Marvel 76100
172 Uncanny Avengers 8 $3.99 Marvel 75700
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991 Astonishing X-Men 60 $3.99 Marvel 28000
994 Nova 11 $3.99 Marvel 28000
997 Daredevil End of Days 4 $3.99 Marvel 27800
999 FF 10 $2.99 Marvel 27800

 

 

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    Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

THE WALKING DEAD’S ROBERT KIRKMAN WRITES INVINCIBLE

Sometimes I get a good chuckle out of posting press releases, especially those from Image, which tend to come with a wink and a nod. The headline “THE WALKING DEAD’S ROBERT KIRKMAN WRITES INVINCIBLE,” being a perfect example. It then goes on to have some fun with the comics industry in general, and specifically Marvel’s use of relaunching books with #1 issues.

Kirkman Proves All-New Invincible #111 is Worth the Weight of Three #1s

INVINCIBLE #111 is the first issue of a bold new direction, a startling new era, and stories for a new generation from Robert Kirkman, the creator of THE WALKING DEAD empire and up-for-anything artist Ryan Ottley. Suddenly infused with more gore and terror than a zombie apocalypse, INVINCIBLE takes a turn down the dark path of horror when Invincible is betrayed by one of his own.
“If The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends, Invincible is the superhero movie that never ends. Like The Walking Dead, it takes a well-worn genre and puts a new spin on it, raising the stakes and treating things a little more seriously than they otherwise are,” said Kirkman. “With these new issues, starting with 111, we’re really going to be ramping up those elements of the series to their highest peak. I don’t think people are prepared for all the lines we’re going to cross… and not look back. This really is an exciting time to be an Invincible fan.”
INVINCIBLE #111 packs the punch of three #1 issues combined and is the perfect jumping on point for new readers, that will blow the minds of long-time Invincible fans.
INVINCIBLE #111 arrives in stores on 4/16 and will be available for $2.99.
INVINCIBLE #111 can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code FEB140476.
INVINCIBLE 111
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.

 

ABOUT SKYBOUND
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, Thief of Thieves, and Clone as well as Ghosted, Witch Doctor and Invincible Universe. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com

InvestComics Hot Picks #304

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 1/22/14

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Invaders first appearance: Avengers #71 (1969)

There is a glaring Marvel comic (obvious) coming this Wednesday that will be on your radar, but it won’t amount to much in the long run. Let’s explain…….

This week Marvel will give collectors the awesomeness of All New Invaders (2013) #1. Awesomeness is given in the form of six covers including the regular cover on this one. The awesomeness also comes in the form of a $60 incentive variant from John Cassaday. Get this signed and graded (as always, get a 9.8 or higher!), and you’ll have a nice aftermarket party for yourself. With all of the good comes some bad news. Well not bad news, but news and common sense that brings us to a conclusion that the All New Invaders #1 will be a short lived aftermarket party. Besides the numerous restarts that ended early and the constant playing of a bridesmaid everywhere,  all one has to look at is the cover(s) and understand the reasoning behind the “bad” speculation here. The cover(s) reveal the team of Captain America, Winter Solder, Namor, and the original Human Torch. With most of the cinema entries driving the Marvel and DC Comic characters these days, it’s quite easy to see why the Invaders will probably never see the light of day on the big screen. Cap and Solider are already in a film together; probably a onetime deal but Bucky will probably see his own movie years down the line one day. The Human Torch, well he’s tied up with FOX Pictures and they aren’t letting him go to Marvel Studios anytime soon, and last but not least is Namor. Here’s the great thing about Namor, InvestComics called the entire Marvel Cosmic movie deal about 10 years ago and that came to fruition. Marvel is all in with phase III, which includes Dr. Strange, Ant-Man and will probably include Black Panther among others not announced just yet. Want some good news? Back to Namor……Disney has gone by land, space, and is even hitting the mystical world (which Disney loves too!).  Disney also loves…. you guessed it, water! Yes we are a ways a way from seeing a “water phase” from Marvel, but it will probably happen. Imagine the epic filmography/storytelling Marvel Studios can put together here regarding an all water film. You heard it here first (again). I’ve given you a good head start here. Get your Marvel water world in order; you will thank me much later on.

As long as we’re on semi-Avengers talk here, be sure to check out Avengers (2012 5th Series) #25 this week. It’s the intro of the All-New Avengers team and a character bites the dust too.

Marvel’s last entry in this week’s Hot Picks is Empire of the Dead Act One (2013) #1. Another, yes another zombie related comic book. This comic will be brought to you by legendary zombie extraordinary George A. Romero.  Will this equate to aftermarket happiness for the speculator? The numbers say so. Sold out across the board.

Said it before, I’ll say it again. Be wary of the zombie genre.  It is bound to collapse eventually. When it does, I surely hope you are rid of most of your zombie books before it happens because they will be a hard resell.

One of the top speculative comics, if not THE book to pick up this week is Deadly Class (2013) #1. Writer Rick Remender doing the honors here and it looks like a fantastic story ahead as well. Words like assassin, murder, Japan, killing, body count, and dangerous teenagers accompany the Image Comics solicit. It’s sold out; best get your hands on this one.

Here’s a quick list of sold out variants and almost sold out regular cover comics coming at you this Wednesday. Archies Funhouse Double Digest (2013) #1, X-Files Conspiracy Ghostbusters (2014) #1, Bad Ass (2014 Dynamite) #1, Wonderland Asylum (2014) #1, TMNT Utrom Empire (2014) #1, Hacktivist (2014) #1, Scribblenauts Unmasked Crisis Of Imagination (2013) #1, Jack Hammer (2014) #1, Unwritten Apocalypse (2013 Volume 2) #1, and Judge Dredd Mega City Two (2013) #1.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Big post FOREVER EVIL Changes for JUSTICE LEAGUE books

Changes, we knew they were coming; partly, because shaking up status quo has become the status quo in comics in recent years, but mostly because Geoff Johns has openly stated that changes were coming. That’s usually a good hint.

Well, today some of those changes have been revealed, and they’re doozies! On one hand, Jeff Lemire’s teased JUSTICE LEAGUE CANADA has been redubbed JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED. Fret not, oh neighbors to the north, JLU will still be based in Canada, but they’ve expanded their scope, patrolling all corners of the DCU, including space. Which makes sense considering Martina Manhunter and Adam Strange will amongst the ranks. DC shared the news with USA TODAY, including the starting roster of Animal Man, Supergirl (non Red Lantern variety, at least on the cover), Martian Manhunter, Star Girl, Green Arrow, and Adam Strange, whose wife, Alanna will play more of the hero role.

“Maybe the swashbuckling space hero we’re used to from Adam Strange would probably describe Alanna a bit more. Adam’s a bit more of a nerdy science guy. He’s not so much the swashbuckling one.”

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED will eventually get a new teen member from Ontario area, and will interact with Hawkman and Thannagar in their second arc. The book will be drawn by fan fave Mike McKone.

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In even BIGGER news, Geoff Johns told Newsarama that there will be a shake-up to the JUSTICE LEAGUE roster in April. Brace yourselves…post Forever Evil, LEX LUTHOR and CAPTAIN COLD are joining the Justice League! Yup, check out the cover to issue #30, which shows Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Shazam, Lex Luthor and Captain Cold. Absent from the cover are Superman and Flash, presumable over irreconcilable differences.  It’s also interesting to note that there are no Green Lanterns on either team. Hal had left the JL awhile ago, and Guy, now a Red Lantern had the Justice League International dissolve out from under him. Which leaves us wondering where Simon Baz ends up.

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Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY JANUARY 2014

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY JANUARY 2014

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

This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

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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 MODERN titles/issues please let me know.  Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics 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.

MARKET REPORT:

#1 SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 4 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices.  4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

#2 BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $8.00 per each of the 2 regular covers.  #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

#3 HONEY WEST & THE CAT (2013)  A 2 issue mini-series combining 2 different classic 1960’s TV show characters into one mystery tale.  The series shipped 6 months late but came out and the #2 photo cover was in hot demand as stores ordered very few copies.  In fact #2 was split between 2 covers with a print run of only 600 copies each.  Photo cover was extra popular selling up to $15.00 immediately.

#4 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $8.00.   Sets of #1-3 first prints selling up to $27.00

#5 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later.   This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died.  Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing.  In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

#6 CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow.  A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

#7 A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series.  Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013.   Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

 #8 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1 – Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on the chart.    Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013.

#9 PREACHER (DC 1995)  Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1.  A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

#10 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.

#11 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released recently and many sales as high as 3x guide for certain covers sold individually.

#12 PRETTY DEADLY (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales sporadic up to $6.00.     Many sales reports of #2 and #3 for above cover as high as $8.00 each.

#13 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

#14 PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995)  Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

#15 ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

#16 STEAM WARS (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013)  Unique new series done in steampunk style but tells a new variation of the George Lucas Star Wars movie storyline featuring characters and storyline and artwork that is definitely borrowed and parodies from the original sci-fi movie.   Small print and demand growing for #1 and #2.    #1 did not even make Top 300 chart with sales less than 2400.

362, Steam Wars, 1, $3.99, Antarctic, 2,399

#17 47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012)  5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

#18 HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009)    This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie.   Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book.  High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.

164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

#19 ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1.  Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title.  Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

#20 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later.   Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances.  Sales up to $30.00 for this one.  There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

#21 AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1   New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

#22 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 now at $9.00.

#23 IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28  Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers.   #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each.    The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.

60, Izombie1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

#24 BATMAN ADVENTURES (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

#25 BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

#26 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009)  Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.
#27 HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year.  First and last year bringing the most interest.
#28 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
#29 Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed.  Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

#30 FOX #1 (ARCHIE / RED CIRCLE 2013) New series with 4 different regular covers.   Some selling as high as $12.00 each in first week. Fiona Staples artist of Saga did one of the 4 covers.   In late October 2013 Archie comics for the first time possibly ever held down the top 3 spots of hottest new sold out comics.

#31 WILDWORK #1 (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013) New mini-series based on Dracula in the old west by Eric Red and Ben Dunn.  Very small print run and most retailers did not even order copies.   Sold copies up to $20.00 within first week and more online speculator market reports hype this up as the #1 best pick at the moment.

#32 LETTER 44 (ONI 2013)  #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

#33 FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

#34 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#35 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series.  2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

#36 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013)  Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run.  Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

#37 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #17 Final issue features a cameo at the end of the new muslim Ms Marvel who gets her own new series next year.   Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing.  Copies so far up to $7.00

#38 CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month.   Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

#39 WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters.  #1 had 4 regular covers which sold above cover in sets and a variant of Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00

#40 HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER  (2013)  #1 and #2 and #3 are small digest sized indie comics in black and white.  Very small print runs and the stories are making fun of real life 1980′s hard rock stars Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins of Black Flag.   They appear to be gay lovers in the story.  Rock stars Hall and Oates also appear in the series as their satanic worshiping neighbors.  Series appeals to non-comic fans and most sellers getting a bit above cover.

#41 OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing.  Highest ratings online for story and art.  Super small print run.  More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

#42 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

#43 SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series).  Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

#44 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.  Prices dropped down after the series was done.

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
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

#45 DRUMHELLAR (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $8.00

#46 SLEEPERS #1 (WILDSTORM 2002) Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips – decade old series now picked up for a new movie from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.  Prices hit $10.00 in early December 2013.
#47 DEATH SENTENCE (TITAN 2013) New series in Oct 2013 sold out instantly and selling a bit above cover.  Both #1 and #2 have gone to 2nd print.

#48 MYTHOPOLIS #1 (ARRDEN 2013) #1 small print publisher printed 4 regular covers very limited.  Comic was delayed as the early variant covers came out 6 months ahead of time and the regular #1 shipped 3 months past original scheduling date.  Copies in first week of release sold as high as $20.00 each for regular cover #1A.     We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.

#49 TRILLIUM (DC VERTIGO 2013)  Rave reviews helped sell out this high print run Vertigo title and sell above guide online even before Diamond was sold out.    Now copies at $10.00

#50 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

#51 INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #1 (DC 2014)  Injustice Gods Among Us series ended after 12 issues and is retitled in 2014.  Some early high sales of #1.

#52 SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

#53 SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

#54 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
#55 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.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#56 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00.   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 5 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
#57 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

#58 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, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837
#59 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

#60 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!

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

#61 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

#62 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 Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

#63 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.   #3 sold out even before day of release.

#64 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.    In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

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

#65 FARLAINE THE GOBLIN #1 (STUDIO FARLAINE 2013)  New small print publisher – possibly smallest distributed comic of the year with print run of only 1350.   Two versions of #1 exist as an early promo copy was sent out only to retailers with a print run of only 250 copies.  Both versions sold out before release date at Diamond.   Copies hit a high of $40.00 within first week of release.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Prices cooled down after a few weeks.

#66 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 12209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

#67 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 Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

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

#69 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

#70 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

#71 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.

#72 AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal.  It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker.  But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

#73 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

#74 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets of ongoing series are popular.

#75 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

#76 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, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

#77 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.

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

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

#80 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

#81 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.

#82 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 $25.00 !!

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

#83 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

#84 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

#85 IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – hit $12.00.

#86 GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010)  It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each.  It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

#87 ZOMBIE ANNIHILATION (SILVER PHOENIX 2013) #1 new Kickstarter small print book selling for double cover and some sellers asking 15x cover.

#88 INCOGNITO (MARVEL ICON 2008) Mini-series with TV/movie rumours recently made copies jump from dormant to $10.00.

#89 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-12  Photo variants. Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run.  Currently the 1:25 photo cover sells each month on average at about $60.00 instead of an estimated $15.00 for a 1:25 variant.

#90 THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) #1 of the regular and subscription covers sold as sets as high as $18.00 for the pair.  The series was delayed in stores potentially due to the controversial 1:10 variant cover featuring President Obama with machine guns which sold way above a typical variant price hitting $40.00

#91 THE MOCKING DEAD #1 (2013) New release comic that sold out instantly and went to 2nd print.  Early sales online were all over the place with sales anywhere from $4 to $40 for the subscription cover.  Currently a bit above cover for the regular cover and the subscription about $8.00
#92 HALLOWEEN FEST 2013 – Just like Free Comic Book Day, there is an annual Halloween free comic book day on Halloween each year and this year there were 22 giveaway promo comics.   Individually most sold instantly at a high price of $5.00 each and a My Little Pony hit $7.00 week of release.   Batman, Skyward, Thor, Sonic, Sesame Street, Zombies, Ben 10, Spider-man are some of the titles this year.

#93 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 Clone 1 $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

#94 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

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

#96 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings also has very small print run.  #1 1st in the $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

#97 UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originally 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

 #98 STAR WARS: LUCAS DRAFT (DARK HORSE 2013) #1 took a month to sell out but finally did even with high print run and some sporadic sales online up to $7.50
#99 SUPER #1 (UNLIKELY COMICS 2013)  Small kickstarter title  with above cover sales.
#100 ALL CRIME COMICS (2013) Small crime indie title with very small print run has sold out #1 and #2 with above cover sales.
#1o1 CHRONOS COMMANDOS #1 (TITAN 2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – Both issues #1 and #2 have sold as high as $12.00 each.  Neither issue even charted on the monthly Top 300 Diamond sales.   Nazi soldiers and dinosaurs !!  We helped bring awareness to this great comic before release date.
#102 LEGION OF MOLLY DOVES #1 (2013) New small print indie publisher storyline about time travel.   Only one early sale online so far at $9.00
#103 DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show.  Immediate increases on #1.

#104 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

#105 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.

#106 CONSTANTINE #1 (DC 2013)  1st print sold out in the first month but took about 6 months to sell above cover.  Some sales at $7.00 for this new Hellblazer inspired series.   New TV show reports could drive this one up.

#107 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-6  #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.

#108 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

#109 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

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

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

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

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

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

#115 MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – hit a high of $32.00 earlier this year.

#116 THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 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

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

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

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

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

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

#122 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 Projects, 9, $3.50, Image, 17,229
125,Manhattan Projects, 10, $3.50, Image, 17,028
116, Manhattan Projects, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,517
129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

#123 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

#124 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

#125 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

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

#127 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

#128 SKYWARD #1-4 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Originally a one-shot in 2010.  Summer 2013 a new ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly.  Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online.  I helped publicize this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices.   #1 and #2 currently sell about $8.00 each.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#129 DEVIL’S DOG #1 (2013)  New small print run selling about $6.00
#130 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.
#131 CHOOSE THEIR FATE (SHH PRODUCTIONS 2013) New adults only title with photo nudity and high cover price of $9.95 yet some ebay sellers asking up to $40.00 and one sale as high as $15.00

#132 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #4 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #4 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.       Week Four   Joker’s Daughter at $110.00    Doomsday at $20   Black Adam at $20   Killer Croc at $13   First Born at $13   Man-Bat at $13   Bane at $12   Sinestro at $12   Secret Society at $12   Ocean Master at $12   Parasite at $11.   Joker’s Daughter is without the single most hyped up and hottest comic of the entire year and may have set world record prices for a pre-sale of a new release as collectors were paying up to $110.00 each for a copy of this book just to make sure they got one.   That is paying almost 40x cover price before it even came out.   Very few customers got a copy unless they were a regular file customer for Batman: The Dark Knight series.  It was the hottest of all the 3D covers and the hottest comic of the entire year.   However the downside I predicted is that prices could only come down and that has already started to happen.

#133 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #3 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #3 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.      Week Three   Clayface at $20   Dial E at $46    Eclipso at $20   Deathstroke at $25   The Rogues at $15    Cheetah at $14     Penguin at $13    Ra’s Al Ghul at $13     Arcane at $13    Black Hand at $12   Scarecrow at $12    Shadow Thief at $12   Lex Luthor at $11    H’el at $7

#134 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #2 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.  Week Two   Harley Quinn at $36   Mr Freeze at $31    Lobo at $31   Riddler at $20.50   Reverse Flash at $20   Court Of Owls at $18   Killer Frost at $17.50   Solomon Grundy at $13   Trigon at $13   Black Manta for $12   Mongul at $12   Brainiac at $10.50    Zod at $10

#135 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #1 (DC 2013)   13 different 3D covers came out in week #1 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.   Week One   Forever Evil #1 – $280 (1 per store variant cover).  Darkseid for $31  Poison Ivy for $27   Ventriloquist for $26.50    Joker for $25     Count Vertigo at $20    Creeper at $20     Deadshot at $16.50     Two-Face at $15     Relic at $14    Bizarro at $13.50     Grodd at $13    Desaad at $13    Cyborg Superman at $10

#136 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months.   Slowly building steam.  Issue #5 sold out before day of release.

#137 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
#138 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.
#139 GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00 but then came back down again.   All 3 issues sold out instantly at Diamond.
#140 ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.
#141 KINGS WATCH (DYNAMITE 2013) #1 the subscription cover sold as high as $9.00 in the first week by George Perez.   This series brings back three classic golden age characters as a team: The Phantom with Flash Gordon and Mandrake The Magician.
#142 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.

#143 HARBINGER (VALIANT 2012) Some sales a bit above cover.

#144 ROCKET GIRL (IMAGE 2013)  Sold out instantly some sellers getting above cover.

#145 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier.  Hit a high of $6.00

33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430

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

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

#148 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

#149 SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (BOOM 2013)  New series based on TV series – many copies selling for $7.00 the week of release.

#150 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

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

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

#152 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

#153 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.

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

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

#156 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

#157 GENIE THE GENIUS #1 (APE ENTERTANMENT 2013)  New comic aimed at younger readers.  Great artwork written by father and daughter team. Small print run.   Variant cover edition came out one week before the regular cover and came autographed selling for $10.00. Regular cover sales a bit above cover.

#158 BRAIN BOY (DARK HORSE 2012) #1 some sellers getting more than cover for this new series that brings back a classic 1960′s Dell Comics character.

#159 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $6.00 after a month

#160 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores.   – hit high of $6.00 immediately.  Variant covers are all hot.

#161 PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH (2013) New small publisher series.  Hit $5.00 for regular covers.

#162 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 (DC 2013) Small print run new Superman series in May 2013 overlooked by many and now sells for $5.00 due to print run of only 30,000.

#163 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 (DC 2013) Large print run new Superman series in June 2013 had high print run but still sold out in some areas commanding $5.00 due to sell outs while other areas are sitting on large unsold piles of this series.

#164 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

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

#166 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

#167 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.

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

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

#170 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.

#171 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.

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

#173 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

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

#175 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

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

#177 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

#178 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

#179 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.

#180 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

#181 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

#182 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.

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

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

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

#186 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.

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

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

#189 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.

#190 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 !

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

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

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

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

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

#196 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.

#197 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

#198 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

#199 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

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

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

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

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

#204 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    Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

Legendary Writer Chris Claremont Returns for NIGHTCRAWLER #1!

This April, an X-Men legend returns. Prolific and iconic X-Men writer Chris Claremont teams with fan favorite artist Todd Nauck for NIGHTCRAWLER #1 – an all-new ongoing series starring the one and only fuzzy blue elf!

 

“He’s smart, tough, creative and daring, with an instinctive understanding of people and situations. He has a wicked sense of humor and a devastating charm,” says Claremont, in an interview with Marvel.com. ”His ‘normal’ is revolutionary to most people; throw him a problem, he’ll find a way to solve it that’s unique to him. He quite simply is the kind of man others trust; to know him is to have faith in him.”

 

“Nightcrawler has been one of my all-time favorite X-Men,” says artist Todd Nauck. “He’s a fun, cool character and he’s easy to care about. He’s a guy you root for.”

When Nightcrawler sacrificed his life to protect mutantkind, a hole was left in the X-Men’s ranks that has never been filled. Now, with his recent resurrection in the pages of Amazing X-Men, the world Kurt Wagner left behind has changed. Charles Xavier is dead. Scott Summers leads the mutant revolution as a fugitive. Wolverine guides the mutants of tomorrow at the Jean Grey School for higher learning. Deep schisms divide the X-Men, and his closest friends now find themselves bitter enemies.

 

Where will he go? What will he do? Don’t miss the start of a brand new adventure as Nightcrawler and Chris Claremont make their triumphant return to the X-Men fold for NIGHTCRAWLER #1 – bamfing its way into comic shops this April!

 

NIGHTCRAWLER #1

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Art by TODD NAUCK

Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

ON-SALE THIS APRIL!

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

This Valentine’s Day, DIAMOND[Distributor]S are Forever

What says love like a graphic novel? This Valentine’s Day, Diamond Comics Distributors offers Diamond’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, recommending top graphic novels that are perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart. It’s like guaranteed fun between the sheets…of paper!

The list contains graphic novels that are good for adults and mature young readers and include titles such as My Little Pony, The Fifth Beatle, Scott Pilgrim, Grimm, and other great reads filled with action, mystery, science fiction and of course, romance. The books are available only at comic shops. Along with these graphic novels, comic shops have other great items, such as cute collectibles, toys, games, and comics that make great gifts for anyone on your gifting list. There is something for everyone!

You can find the guide in your Local Comic Shop, or click the link here to check out a preview of the ValentineGiftGuide.

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for January 22 2014 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for January 22 2014 Release Week

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article 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 !
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 just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!

So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled 6 days BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price”)

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Fracture #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Chad Cicconi), $2.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Fracture #2 (Of 4)(Cover B Bill Blankenship), $2.99
Fracture Encore Edition (One Shot), $3.99 – 16 COPIES LEFT
Jack Hammer #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Ionic), $2.99 – 42 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Jack Hammer #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Riley Rossmo), $2.99
Skyward #5 (Cover A Jeremy Dale), $2.99 – 1 COPY LEFT
Skyward #5 (Cover B Khary Randolph & Laura Martin), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Ghost Cop #2 (Of 3), $3.99 – 19 COPIES LEFT

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie Funhouse Double Digest #1, $3.99 – 19 COPIES LEFT

BLACK MASK COMICS
12 Reasons To Die #6 (Of 6), $3.50 – 63 COPIES LEFT

BOOM! STUDIOS
Deceivers #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Lorena Carvalho), $3.99 – 92 COPIES LEFT
Hacktivist #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Marcus To)(Archaia), $3.99 – 116 COPIES LEFT
Midas Flesh #2 (Of 8)(Cover A John Keogh), $3.99 – 163 COPIES LEFT
Midas Flesh #2 (Of 8)(Cover B Aaron Diaz), AR – SOLD OUT

DANGER ZONE
Bo Plushy Gangsta #1 (Cover A Pavel Balabanov), $3.99 – 44 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Bo Plushy Gangsta #1 (Cover B Pavel Balabanov), $3.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Elfquest The Final Quest #1, $3.50 – 304 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS
Harley Quinn #2, $2.99 – 1,805 COPIES LEFT
Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #1 (Adam Archer Regular Cover), $2.99 – 104 COPIES LEFT
Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #1 (DC Collectibles Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Unwritten Volume 2 Apocalypse #1 (Peter Gross Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Unwritten Volume 2 Apocalypse #1 (Yuko Shimizu Regular Cover), $3.99 – 80 COPIES LEFT

DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING
Mercy Sparx #4 (Cover A Matt Merhoff), $3.99 – 20 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Mercy Sparx #4 (Cover B Agnes Garbowska), $3.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Bad Ass #1 (Of 4)(Bruno Bessadi Regular Cover), $3.99 – 236 COPIES LEFT
Bad Ass #1 (Of 4)(Bruno Bessadi Virgin Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Doc Savage #2 (Alex Ross Art Board Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Doc Savage #2 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99 – 299 COPIES LEFT
Doc Savage #2 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Doc Savage #2 (John Cassaday Variant Cover), AR – 65 COPIES LEFT
L’il Bionic Kids #1 (One Shot)(Agnes Garbowska Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT
L’il Bionic Kids #1 (One Shot)(Art Baltazar Regular Cover), $3.99 – 65 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING
Judge Dredd Mega-City Two #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Ulises Farinas), $3.99 – 129 COPIES LEFT
Judge Dredd Mega-City Two #1 (Of 5)(Cover RI Nick Percival), AR – SOLD OUT
Judge Dredd Mega-City Two #1 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Joe Corroney), $3.99 – 68 COPIES LEFT
My Little Pony Friends Forever #1 (Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99 – 259 COPIES LEFT
My Little Pony Friends Forever #1 (Cover RI Carla Speed McNeil), AR – SOLD OUT
My Little Pony Friends Forever #1 (Cover SUB Andy Price), $3.99 – 99 COPIES LEFT
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Utrom Empire #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Andy Kuhn), $3.99 – 4 COPIES LEFT
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Utrom Empire #1 (Of 3)(Cover RI Kevin Eastman), AR – SOLD OUT
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Utrom Empire #1 (Of 3)(Cover SUB Nick Pitarra), $3.99 – 80 COPIES LEFT
X-Files Conspiracy Ghostbusters #1 (Cover A Miran Kim), $3.99 – 88 COPIES LEFT
X-Files Conspiracy Ghostbusters #1 (Cover RI Joe Corroney), AR – SOLD OUT
X-Files Conspiracy Ghostbusters #1 (Cover SUB Dan Schoening), $3.99 – 58 COPIES LEFT

IMAGE COMICS
Aphrodite IX The Hidden Files #1, $2.99 – 120 COPIES LEFT
Carbon Grey Volume 3 #2 (Of 2)(Cover C Hoang Nguyen), $4.99 – 5 COPIES LEFT
Dead Body Road #1 (Of 6)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 24 COPIES LEFT
Dead Body Road #2 (Of 6), $2.99 – 34 COPIES LEFT
Deadly Class #1 (Cover A Wesley Craig & Lee Loughridge), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Deadly Class #1 (Cover B Wesley Craig), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Krampus #2, $2.99 – 1 COPY LEFT
Umbral #3, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Walking Dead #120, $2.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
All-New Invaders #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
All-New Invaders #1 (John Cassaday Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
All-New Invaders #1 (John Cassaday Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
All-New Invaders #1 (Mukesh Singh Regular Cover), $3.99 – 183 COPIES LEFT
All-New Invaders #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
All-New Invaders #1 (Steve Pugh Design Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
All-New X-Factor #2 (J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
All-New X-Factor #2 (Kris Anka Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,154 COPIES LEFT
Avengers World #2 (Jung-Geun Yoon Regular Cover), $3.99 – 29 COPIES LEFT
Avengers World #2 (Simone Bianchi Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Black Widow #2 (Frank Cho Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Black Widow #2 (Phil Noto Regular Cover), $3.99 – 985 COPIES LEFT
FF #16 (Michael Allred Regular Cover)(Final Issue), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
FF #16 (Michael Allred Variant Cover)(Final Issue), AR – SOLD OUT
George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead Act One #1 (Of 5)(Alex Maleev NYC Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead Act One #1 (Of 5)(Alex Maleev Regular Cover), $3.99 – 165 COPIES LEFT
George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead Act One #1 (Of 5)(Frank Cho Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Origin II #2 (Of 5), $3.99 – 105 COPIES LEFT

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING

Henry And Glenn Forever And Ever #3 (Cover A Tom Neely), $5.00 – 147 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Henry And Glenn Forever And Ever #3 (Cover B Shaky Kane), $5.00

RED 5 COMICS
Atomic Robo And The Savage Sword Of Dr Dinosaur #5 (Of 5), $3.50 – 56 COPIES LEFT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Asylum #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Abhishek Malsuni), $3.99 – 48 COPIER LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Asylum #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Eric J.), $3.99 – 45 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Asylum #1 (Of 5)(Cover C Giuseppe Cafaro), $3.99 – 44 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Asylum #1 (Of 5)(Cover D Mike Lilly), $3.99 – 40 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 on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
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

Smash Into Your First Look at the All-New SHE-HULK #1!

Lawyer. Avenger. Hero. Friend. Jennifer Walters has been called many things – but to most, she’s known only as the She-Hulk! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at SHE-HULK #1 – the all-new ongoing series written by rising star Charles Soule and drawn by fan-favorite artist Javier Pulido!  Savior of the world on more than one occasion, Jennifer Walters is embarking on a brand new, and no less dangerous mission – opening a new law practice!

“One of the big themes I’m going to play with is how in the world Jennifer is supposed to do everything she’s supposed to do,” said Charles Soule, in an interview with Marvel.com. “We don’t want things to be easy for our heroes—we want to see them overcome great difficulties. She-Hulk will battle one of the greatest villains of all: scheduling.”

“But She-Hulk will fight her share of giant robots and irradiated monsters, I promise,” he continued.

“Charles gets the humanity of this character – this book doesn’t just have superhero action, it has an emotional core that makes that action all the more meaningful,” says Associate Editor Tom Brennan. “And with Javier Pulido, we have a master storyteller who brings so much to the story and gives this series a texture and a pop of energy that defines All New Marvel NOW!”

But juggling her caseload and kicking bad guy butt might be a bit more complicated than she imagines. Not to mention the growing number of supervillains she’s making personal enemies of. Sure she can knock The Thing out in one punch, but this time she may have bit off more than she can chew! And that’s just the start of it. Don’t miss a new beginning for the jade champion of justice when SHE-HULK #1 smashes into comic shops this February!

SHE-HULK #1 (DEC130634)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by JAVIER PULIDO

Cover by KEVIN WADA

Variant Covers by MILO MANARA, RYAN STEGMAN, SIYA OYUM, and SKOTTIE YOUNG Also Available!

FOC 1/20/14, ON-SALE 2/12/14

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

For comics anytime, anywhere check out comicstore.marvel.com and www.marvel.com/mobile

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

KANO Joins JAMES ASMUS for QUANTUM AND WOODY #9 – An All-New Jumping-On Point!

Posted on by The Valiant Voice.

Valiant is proud to announce that fan favorite artist and veteran creator Kano (Swamp Thing, Gotham Central) is joining the world’s worst superhero team for an all-new story arc beginning in Quantum and Woody #9 this April! Written by award-winning writer James Asmus (The End Times of Bram & Ben), jump on board here for a brand new high-stakes adventure pitting Quantum and Woody against the latest scourge of the streets – robots?!

Eric needs to know he can trust Woody – and that means Woody needs to get a job, open a bank account, sign up for a library card, and do all the things a responsible adult does. But when a new gang of rogue mad-scientist super-criminals launch a wave of robo-crime, will Woody stop them…or join them? Plus: the return of Edison Radical Acquisitions, the debauched super-scientists that accidentally gave Quantum and Woody their super-powers. (And that would now like them back, please.)

“In the same way that Tom Fowler and Ming Doyle have both done for the series, Kano is in the perfect wheelhouse to make the reader feel Quantum and Woody’s joy and pain, to tell a clear, vibrant, visual story even as the stuff that happens is madcap, fast-paced, and insane, and to make everything just feel hilarious and exciting,” Quantum and Woody editor Alejandro Arbona told Comic Book Resources.

One of the 2013′s most acclaimed new series debuts kicks off the new year with a KLANG! when acclaimed creators James Asmus and Kano introduce an all-new starting point this April in Quantum and Woody #9 – featuring covers by all-star talents Tom Fowler, Tom Raney and Kano! Start reading here to find out why Quantum and Woody is the superhero series that has fans and critics agreeing – the world’s worst superhero team is off to an awesome start:

“[Quantum and Woody] raced into top gear almost immediately and still hasn’t let go of the throttle.” – Comic Book Resources “[Valiant] is doing a lot of good things with its superheroes, with [Quantum and Woody] right up there…as the line’s finest.” – USA Today “This series is impossible not to love. That’s right, impossible.” – IGN “A perpetually entertaining, consistently surprising onslaught of funny and awesome…” – Multiversity Comics

For more information, visit Valiant at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit Valiant.CinderBlock.com.

QUANTUM AND WOODY #9 (NEW ARC!) Written by JAMES ASMUS Art by KANO Cover by TOM FOWLER Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TOM RANEY Variant Cover by KANO $3.99/T+/32 pgs. COMING IN APRIL!

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SUICIDE SQUAD #27 Preview

DC has offered up a peak at today’s SUICIDE SQUAD #27.

SUICIDE SQUAD #27 finds Deadshot and the Squad struggling to survive the deadly trap that one of their own sprung on them. It doesn’t matter which Amanda Waller – the real one stuck in the bowels of Belle Reve or the holographic stand-in manipulated by the Thinker – sent them all after O.M.A.C. If the Squad can work together to dig out from underneath the mountain of rubble they’re under, they each now have a singular payback mission: Waller!

Written by Matt Kindt and illustrated by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona and Roger Robinson, SUICIDE SQUAD #21, a FOREVER EVIL tie-in, arrives in stores 01/15/14.

Claremont and Nauck set to BAMF! into February

Latest Marvel one word teaser suggests legendary X-writer Chris Claremont and fan favorite artist Todd Nauck to helm NIGHTCRAWLER series!

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WHO AM I? Launches in April as Marvel’s Next INFINITE COMIC Series!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Returns in Marvel’s Latest Infinite Comic!

 

New York, NY—January 15th 2014— Gear up for a Spider-Man epic unlike any other in Amazing Spider-Man: Who Am I? – the latest game-changing Infinite Comic hitting digital devices this April! Following hits like Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted, Iron Man: Fatal Frontier, and the recent Deadpool: The Gauntlet, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WHO AM I? is designed specifically for mobile devices and fully embraces the technological opportunities. Representing the latest form of comic book storytelling using tablets and smartphones as a new canvas, each new Marvel Infinite Comic continues to take advantage of modern technology while staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths!

 

Blockbuster writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man) joins red hot writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (Ultimate Comics Ultimates) along with artists Juan Bobillo & Antonio Fabela with layouts by Geoffo Beauleau & JL Mast to take the recently-returned wallcrawler to places you never though – the criminal underworld!

 

“The story starts with Peter Parker having lost all of his memory. He doesn’t know who he is. He’s in the process of robbing a bank,” says series writer Joshua Hale Fialkov in an interview with Marvel.com. “If you remove identity and get to the core of who Peter Parker really is, is he a hero? Would he act as a hero, when presented with the opportunities of a villain?”

 

Fueled by the overnight success of Infinite Comics, and combined with the demand from fans and creators who saw a world of infinite potential in this new format, these stories are designed specifically for mobile devices and fully embracing the technological opportunities.

 

With a freshly returned Peter Parker seemingly turned to a life of crime, what does this mean for the hero once known as the Amazing Spider-Man? Find out in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WHO AM I? this April!

 

Available right at your fingertips, these new Infinite Comics will be available for purchase this May on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!

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DC’s seven seas expand with AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS ongoing

To anyone who’s watched FFFIC here on InvestComics, my love of Aquaman’s pre-Justice League team of NEW 52 original characters is not news. Ya’wara, Sky, The Operative, and especially Prisoner-of-War are some of my favorite characters in the New 52. Possibly because they’re brand new, and definitely because they’re so cool. Well apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so, because DC is giving them, and team forerunner Aquaman a new ongoing series.  Yeah, that’s right, Aquaman is going to have TWO ongoing titles.  It truly is a new age!

April 2nd will see the release of the new book, according to DC and IGN. It will be be written by comics legend Dan Jurgens, with art by Lan Medina and Ed Tadeo.  Here’s a look at the cover to #1 from Aqua-alum, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

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Strut your stuff with comic book character inspired t-shirts and hoodies from PREVIEWS

PREVIEWS Exclusive New T-Shirts: Captain America, Deadpool, Loki, Godzilla and More Available this April

Previews is offering some exclusive apparel to help you let your freak flag fly, and they were nice enough to share some of them with us. Check ’em out!

 

(BALTIMORE, MD) – (January 14, 2014)-  Sport your favorite hero, villain, monster or other comic book character with  t-shirts and hoodies featured in PREVIEWS January catalog and available only at comic shops!  Available in various sizes and colors, the apparel feature fan favorite characters  Deadpool, Captain America, My Little Pony, Loki, The Punisher and many more that will be in comic shops starting in April 2014.

 

Some of the top exclusive apparel items available to pre-order now are:

 

  • Captain America Movie II      Shiny Star Nacy T-Shirt      (Item Code: JAN141582, SRP: $18.99, page 424)
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  • Captain      America Shield Black Hoodie (Item Code: JAN141586, SRP:      $54.99, page 424)
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  • Transformers      Megatron Silver T-Shir (Item Code: JAN141597, SRP: $18.99,      page 424)
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  • My      Little Pony Non Stop Pixel Pie Blue T-Shirt (Item      Code: JAN141607, SRP: $18.99, page 425)
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  • Godzilla      Scream City Navy T-Shirt (Item Code: JAN141612, SRP:      $18.99, page 425)
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  • Loki      Lokidoki Charcoal T-Shirt (Item Code: JAN141632, SRP:      $18.99, page 426)
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  • Deadpool      Hello Ladies Black T-Shirt (Item Code: JAN141637, SRP:      $18.99, page 427)
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  • Other apparel includes The Punisher, Venom Face of Brock, TMNT,      Bloodshot and more fan favorites.

 

 

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Comics Sales 2013 – December – Surprise high and low sales report

Comics Sales 2013 – December – Surprise high and low sales report

Market report by comics historian Terry Hoknes – hoknes@hotmail.com of www.HoknesComics.com

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Every month Diamond Distributors reports the top 300 best selling highest ordered new comic books of the month

Retailers order new products 2 months in advance and must predict how well new comics will sell for them.

What happens every month is some titles are over-ordered and some retailers under-order.

As a stereotypical rule most retail shops will order extra heavy on all DC and Marvel titles knowing they might have potentially longer shelf life.  All other smaller publishers most retailers will NOT take the same risk with financially.

Therefore the best selling comics of the year are predictably from the “big 2” publishers and the smallest print runs and books that sell out the quickest are from the smallest publishers.

Let’s analyze the best selling comics of the past month.  In the following list I will make notes of any comics I believe stand out specifically for having higher or lower orders than might have been expected.  This will strongly affect the future back issue prices of these comics.

Harley Quinn #0 debuted as the first issue of the series the month before but with official numbering of #1 still pulled in really high sales for DC at 92,000 copies.   The good news for DC is that Diamond still sold out of #1 yet #0 with an even higher print run is still available.    This means #1 has a great chance of going up in value but #0 not likely.

DC debuted a brand new futuristic Justice League series with decent but not stellar sales at 57,000.

Possibly Image’s strongest 2013 new title is East Of West which still pulled in 31,000 in sales for #8.

Out of the past months new Image titles Velvet has turned out to be the title that retailers felt strongest about with 25,000 on #2.

Legenderry #1 from Dynamic Forces with many variant covers helped retailers push a really high print run of 27,000 for this publisher.

Dynamic Forces also pulled a marketing gimmick bonanza with Twilight Zone #1 which had so many variant covers that there was even a 1:500 ratio variant cover.  This did help sales quite a bit as well as this new issue hit 21,000.00

If a comic comes out with many variant covers that means retailers have to order many more regular covers which always makes the regular copies way too common and they have no chance of going up in value – beware of this with all the high profile new issues coming out !

The most valuable instant back issue of December 2013 was Black Science #2 which was a brand new release and came in as the #116 best selling comic of Dec 2013 with a print run of 20,000 split between 2 covers.  That means there are 10,000 copies of each cover.  Note that #1 had a print run of 40,000 which means retailers dropped their orders in 1/2 for #2.  This turned out to be a bit too drastic of a cut and people had trouble finding copies of #2 making it a $20.00 book within days of release!

The other hot Image back issue recently is Sex Criminals #1 (4th printing photo cover) which had such low orders it did not even make the Diamond top 300 chart so print run may have only been about 2,000 copies.

DC debuted Dead Boy Detectives spinning off from The Sandman with modest to weak sales at 19,000 for a new #1 Vertigo title.  If this title becomes popular those copies will dry up quickly.

Unity is the big crossover series from Valiant which 22 years ago helped unite all the titles and boost all sales.  It is not happening this time but orders for Unity are stronger than most of the current individual Valiant titles.

Image Comics has debuted many new ongoing series in the past few months and unfortunately this is NOT been good for retailers. Retailers appear to be bombarded and dont know what to order or promote which is causing lower and lower sales for all the new titles.    Saviors #1 at 17,000, Dead Body Road #1 at 16,000.  Krampus #1 comes in with the lowest sales of the year for Image for a new series with only 9,000 copies.  Again, if this title proves to be popular it could become a very hot commodity as copies are not out there.   Sin Boldly one-shot from Joseph Linsner at a low 7,200.

Predictably #2 issues are always ordered much less than #1’s however Image has a big drop in orders for all #2 issues.  Velvet and Black Science #2’s were the strongest.  But then are followed by really weak orders on:  Manifest Destiny #2 with 12,000, Alex + Ada with 10,000, Protectors Inc at 8,700, Umbral at 8,400, Burn The Orphanage 8,100, Drumhellar at 6,900, and A Voice In The Dark coming in with a very sad 5,200 copies for a #2 issue and barely even making the top 300.

Notice sales of Zero and Three which are also down in the 8,000 range.  This is the first time I can recall ever where the majority of Image ongoing series are selling only 8,000 copies each a month.   Note that Diamond is also selling out immediately of all new issues every single month.   If these ever heat up even issues #2-5 of each title could increase in value as the copies are not out there.

Looking at the rest of the list with a quick overview I will mention titles that I think the print runs were too high or too low.

If the print runs were too high then those copies are just gonna sit on shelves.

If the print runs were too low it likely sold out immediately at Diamond and in comic shops and has the best chance of all new comics to go up in value quickly.

PRINT RUNS TOO HIGH ?

Doc Savage #1 – lots of variant covers still barely helped it get to 13,000.

PRINT RUNS TOO LOW ?

Ghost #1 – Dark Horse.  Either demand just isn’t there or retailers played it safe ordering less than 10,000 for a new ongoing series from Dark Horse.

Boom has a few hits on their hands lately and 2 of them continue to have modest print runs including Day Men #2 (which shipped 4 months late) but still will be turned into a movie.  Retailers kept orders at only 7,700.   Creator of Adventure Time debuted a new series The Midas  Flesh #1 at only 7,900 copies and that is now sold out at Diamond and has a 2nd printing.

WWE Ongoing #1 with 7,200 copies – printed equally between 4 covers means there is only 1,800 copies of each cover featuring real life famous wrestlers.   This series should have long term interest and also from those outside the comic world making this print run way too safe by retailers.

Robotech Voltron #1 – new crossover series featuring 80’s characters 6,400 could prove to be too small if a buzz happens.

Fox #2 (Archie)  #1 was an instant sell out at only 7,000 copies with 4 covers.  The new issue does not have as many covers but the print run also dropped down to a low 4,000 copies. This series is getting rave reviews meaning that this guaranteed to sell out.

The next 5 make my list as great quality titles with ridiculously small print runs and none of them even made the Top 400 of the month.

Lunita #1 (Amigo) print run of only 2,000 for a new title is not a great starting point for the series but again if it gets some buzz than a sell out would happen instantly and I believe Diamond is already sold out.

Steam Engines of Oz Vol. 2 1 $3.99 Arcana 1,937 – New series based on Wizard Of Oz – print run under 2,000.
8Bit Zombies One Shot $3.99 Antarctic 1,914 – Zombies are super popular and here is one of the rarest of the year.
Steam Wars 3 $3.99 Antarctic 1,812 – Star Wars manga type story and #1 and #2 have sold as high as $20.00
Honey West & T.H.E. Cat 1 $3.99 Moonstone 1,304 – two different 1960’s TV show characters team up in this new mini-series with smallest print run of the month.   The variant covers have sold for really good money already.

PRINT RUNS – TOSS UP ?

Star Wars Darth Vader #1 – a modest 15,000.    Star Wars comics rarely go up in value but if its a good story demand could grow.

Teen Titans Go #1 – 12,000.   A high number for a young reader title but if any crossover interest happens with TV fans, or DC fans in general this amount seems too low for a new #1.

Rover Red Charlie #1 – 9,000 – is a decent number for an Avatar title considering this is a mini-series.  But its high quality and everyone loves it and this number is split between 3 covers making the print runs closer to 3,000 each and Garth Ennis (Preacher) wrote and created it.

IDW and Dynamic Forces put out a bunch of new series each month.  Rarely is there a shortage in print run to cause price increases.  So these are not likely to go up.  But again if they prove popular word of mouth could easily make these disappear as the print runs are not too high:   Illegitimates #1 at 8,800, Revelations #1 at 5,900, Indestructible #1 at only 4,600, Deadworld Restoration #1 at 3,700 and Sinister Dexter #1 at a really low 3,200.

Best Selling comics of Dec 2013 – interesting books to note for high or low sales:

7 Harley Quinn 1 $2.99 DC 92,153 and it still sold out
23 Justice League 3000 1 $2.99 DC 57,726
62 East of West 8 $3.50 Image 31,059
74 Legenderry A Steampunk Adv 1* $3.99 Dynamic Forces 27,174
78 Velvet 2* $2.99 Image 25,549
104 Twilight Zone 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 21,723
116 Black Science 2* $3.50 Image 20,151
120 Dead Boy Detectives 1* $2.99 DC 19,525
121 Unity 2* $3.99 Valiant 18,845
126 Saviors 1 $2.99 Image 17,894
130 Dead Body Road 1* $2.99 Image 16,840
134 Star Wars Darth Vader & Cry of Shadows 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 15,847
148 Doc Savage 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13,631
160 Manifest Destiny 2 $2.99 Image 12,801
163 Teen Titans Go 1* $2.99 DC 12,219
182 Alex + Ada 2 $2.99 Image 10,700
193 Ghost 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 9,805
198 Rover Red Charlie 1 $3.99 Avatar 9,327
202 Krampus 1 $2.99 Image 9,078
210 Illegitimates 1* $3.99 IDW 8,840
211 Protectors Inc 2 $2.99 Image 8,723
218 Umbral 2 $2.99 Image 8,485
221 Burn The Orphanage Born To Lose 2 $4.99 Image 8,187
226 Zero 4 $2.99 Image 8,046
227 Three 3 $2.99 Image 8,021
229 Midas Flesh 1 $3.99 Boom 7,907
235 Day Men 2 $3.99 Boom 7,777
237 Wonderful World of Lisa Simpson 1 $3.99 Bongo 7,744
247 Sin Boldly One Shot $3.50 Image 7,272
248 Wwe Ongoing 1 $2.99 NBM 7,271
255 Drumhellar (Previously Strangeways) 2 $3.50 Image 6,952
263 Robotech Voltron 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6,408
274 Revelations 1 $3.99 Boom 5,949
298 A Voice In The Dark 2 $3.99 Image 5,222
314 Archie 650 $3.99 Archie 4,829
322 Indestructible 1* $3.99 IDW 4,693
332 Fox 2 $2.99 Archie 4,334
347 Deceivers 1 $3.99 Boom 3,943
352 Juice Squeezers 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 3,827
354 Deadworld Restoration 1 $3.99 IDW 3,717
368 Sinister Dexter 1 $3.99 IDW 3,298
388 Death Sentence 3 $3.99 Titan 2,655
410 Lunita 1 $3.99 Amigo 2,021
414 Steam Engines of Oz Vol. 2 1 $3.99 Arcana 1,937
416 8Bit Zombies One Shot $3.99 Antarctic 1,914
419 Steam Wars 3 $3.99 Antarctic 1,812
439 Honey West & T.H.E. Cat 1 $3.99 Moonstone 1,304

Batman television series ‘Gotham’ will feature Bruce Wayne, Riddler, Penguin and others.

According to reports coming from Hollywood. The Gotham television series will feature some major players in the Batman realm. Mr. Batman himself, Bruce Wayne, villains; Riddler, Penguin, among others not named yet. This will be a major boost to the T.V. series with these additions.

What do you think?

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 1/15/14

We all know the legal issue behind the whole Miracleman charater right? If you don’t, you can either Google it or click here for a quick synopsis into the legal mess. We’re not here to discuss legal matters so we’re going to skip that part and head straight into the speculative market. With that, Miracleman is back in the hands of Marvel Comics, thus Miracleman (2014) #1 will be coming out this Wednesday. Being a big deal for Marvel they are accompanying the number one release with a healthy dose of variant covers. Eight at last count. There are a few gems in here. The Joe Quesada variant, coming in at a price point of about $60, a Mark Buckingham variant at $75, and the prize variant from John Cassaday will cost you around $150. As always, grade these (shoot for a 9.8 or higher) as a CGC signature series to maximize your dollar.

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The Marvelman character first appeared as Miracleman in the Eclipse Comics’ Miracleman #1 (1985). The series was written by legend Alan Moore until issue number 17. (Insert sarcasm here) Some other guy by the name of Neil Gaiman took over the series from there. It’s not too often these days you have creators of this magnitude like Moore and Gaiman doing a back to back. Moments to relish, and by the way if you are thinking about getting either of these books or some of the others within the series, you could check Ebay. There are still a few affordable ones for the taking.

Revolutionary War Dark Angel #1 will feature the return of Marvel UK’s Dark Angel. She looks extremely awesome as far as geek eye candy. Let’s hope the character lives up to her stellar appearance. If she does and takes a step toward stardom, you should have her first appearance in your long box. A step in the right direction starts with a sold out comic, which Dark Angel has done here.  Check out the 25 cent boxes at your local shop or convention for Hell’s Angel #1 (1992) for the debut of Dark Angel.

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DC knows a good thing when they have one. With their successful Injustice title comes Injustice Year Two (2013) #1. It’s almost sold out at the distributor, so you better grab it if you want it. The first series sold out quickly and commanded some nice aftermarket cash.

From Injustice we go to justice with Justice League 3000 (2013) #2. Issue two here will introduce the new villain group named Locus. Locus first appeared in JLA: Year One #1 (1998). Written by Mark Waid, and art by Barry Kitson….oh yes, fun times indeed.

Dark Horse brings us Skyman (2014 Dark Horse) #1 this week. An interesting Obama variant will coincide with the release of the regular cover. Aren’t we past the president variant covers? Guess what? The variant is sold out, so we aren’t over the president variants just yet. Also, did you know that the first Skyman character appeared in 1940’s Big Shot Comics #1? Awesome cover too.

The most overused story concept and character joins forces this week. Night of the Living Deadpool (2014) #1 will have Deadpool in yet another number one issue, and the storyline will focus on zombies.  So what does this equate to? An almost sold out comic, fans just can’t get enough apparently!

Be sure to check out the sold out variants and possible soon to be regular cover issues; Disney Kingdoms Seekers of the Weird (2014) #1, Curse (2014 Boom Studios) #1,  Lil Battlestar Galactica (2014) #1,  Black Dynamite (2013 IDW) #1,  EGOs (2013) #1, and Inhumanity Spider-Man (2014) #1.

See you next week. Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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Diamond Announces Top Products For December 2013

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (January 10, 2014) —James Howlett has his first encounter with Mr. Sinister as Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert reveal an untold chapter in the story of Wolverine in Marvel Comics’ Origin II #1, the best-selling book to specialty retailers in December 2013, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was December’s top publisher, edging DC Entertainment 35.42% to 27.22% in Dollar Share and 36.56% to 31.13% in Unit Share. Marvel Comics had four of the month’s top ten best-selling comics, while DC Entertainment took the other six spots.

Comics sales in December edged up over November, up 0.63% in dollars and 1.60% in units. On the year, comics sales were up 10.22% in dollars and 6.70% in units, and graphic novel sales climbed by 6.50% in dollars and 5.12% in units. Overall, print sales in 2013 were up 9.04% in dollars and 6.58% in units over 2012.

Snow White and Bigby face challenges — her cubs are lost and their marriage is threatened — in Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham’s Fables Volume 19: Snow White from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint and December’s best-selling graphic novel. Also notable, IDW Publishing’s original graphic novel from Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, ranked #3 for the month, and both volumes of Image Comics’ Saga ranked in the top ten at #7 and #9.

BOOM! Studios collected the covers for their Adventure Time comics in the artbook, Adventure Time: Eye Candy, December’s best-selling book in the comic book specialty market. Also in the top ten, continuing its year-long run, was Dark Horse Comics’ Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, at #2.

As if taken from the fusilage of a B-17 bomber and given physical form, the DC Bombshells: Harley Quinn Statue from DC Collectibles was the best-selling toy product to specialty market retailers in December.

USAopoly’s Risk: The Walking Dead Survival Edition, with custom rules for the zombie apocalypse, was December’s best-selling games product.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

35.42%

36.56%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

27.22%

31.13%

IDW PUBLISHING

8.18%

6.17%

IMAGE COMICS

7.32%

8.07%

DARK HORSE COMICS

6.28%

6.35%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

3.22%

3.25%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.06%

2.12%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

1.11%

1.16%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

0.98%

0.18%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

0.91%

0.91%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.32%

4.08%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC ENTERTAINMENT

92

25

1

118

MARVEL COMICS

72

30

0

102

IDW PUBLISHING

55

33

0

88

DARK HORSE COMICS

50

12

0

62

IMAGE COMICS

47

12

0

59

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

34

6

0

40

BOOM! STUDIOS

28

4

0

32

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

11

3

0

14

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

8

4

0

12

EAGLEMOSS

0

0

5

5

OTHER

74

110

23

207

 


COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

DECEMBER 2013 VS. NOVEMBER   2013

COMICS

0.63%

1.60%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-1.40%

3.67%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-0.03%

1.76%

DECEMBER 2013 VS. DECEMBER   2012

COMICS

1.09%

-3.64%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

18.02%

20.38%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

5.93%

-2.07%

YEAR 2013 VS. YEAR 2012

COMICS

10.22%

6.70%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

6.50%

5.12%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

9.04%

6.58%

FOURTH QUARTER 2013 VS.   THIRD QUARTER 2013

COMICS

-0.72%

-2.39%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

5.79%

2.09%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

1.23%

-2.06%

FOURTH QUARTER 2013 VS.   FOURTH QUARTER 2012

COMICS

4.16%

-0.97%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

7.80%

9.50%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

5.28%

-0.22%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ORIGIN II #1

$4.99

OCT130650 MAR

2

AVENGERS #24.NOW

$4.99

OCT130656 MAR

3

BATMAN #26

$3.99

OCT130190 DC

4

FOREVER EVIL #4

$3.99

OCT130115 DC

5

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #5

$3.99

SEP130208 DC

6

JUSTICE LEAGUE #25

$3.99

SEP130170 DC

7

HARLEY QUINN #1

$2.99

OCT130185 DC

8

JUSTICE LEAGUE #26

$3.99

OCT130121 DC

9

INHUMANITY #1

$3.99

OCT130637 MAR

10

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #23

$3.99

OCT130686 MAR

 


TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

FABLES VOLUME 19: SNOW WHITE TP (MR)

$16.99

SEP130305 DC

2

ADVENTURE TIME VOLUME 2: PIXEL PRINCESSES   GN

$11.99

SEP131012 BOO

3

RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: SLAYGROUND   HC

$17.99

OCT130333 IDW

4

DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL TP

$14.99

SEP130799 MAR

5

STAR LORD: WORLDS ON THE BRINK

$7.99

OCT130698 MAR

6

NIGHTWING VOLUME 3: DEATH OF THE   FAMILY TP (N52)

$16.99

SEP130273 DC

7

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491 IMA

8

DEADPOOL VOLUME 3: GOOD BAD AND   UGLY TP

$15.99

SEP130800 MAR

9

SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR)

$14.99

APR130443 IMA

10

THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 1: DAYS   GONE BYE TP

$14.99

NOV128157 IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ADVENTURE TIME: EYE CANDY HC

$24.99

OCT130976 BOO

2

LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC

$34.99

SEP120055 DAR

3

SHIRO AMANO: ARTWORK OF KINGDOM   HEARTS TP

$28.00

OCT131401 HAC

4

THE WALKING DEAD NOVEL DELUXE SLIPCASE   HC (MR)

$74.99

OCT110517 IMA

5

ART OF DEJAH THORIS & THE   WORLDS OF MARS HC (MR)

$39.99

OCT131107 DE

6

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 79

$14.95

OCT131500 SAN

7

ADVENTURE TIME ENCYCLOPEDIA HC

$19.95

MAY131402 ABR

8

DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 71

$14.95

OCT131499 SAN

9

VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOL. 20: SCENES FROM   AN UNHOLY WAR SC (MR)

$11.99

AUG130113 DAR

10

DC SUPER HEROES: BATMAN: KILLER   CROC HUNTER TP

$4.95

AUG131590 CAP

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: HARLEY QUINN   STATUE JUN130317 DC

2

METROID OTHER M: SAMUS ARAN FIGMA JUN132073 GOO

3

METROID OTHER M: SAMUS ARUN “ZERO   SUIT” PVC FIGURE JUN132074 GOO

4

DC: 1966 BATMAN 6-INCH ACTION   FIGURES APR131758 MAT

5

DOCTOR WHO TITANS MINI-FIGURES SERIES   3 JUL131973 TTN

6

BACK TO THE FUTURE: TIME MACHINE   CAR JUN098008 DST

7

BATMAN RETRO 8-INCH SERIES 1 ACTION   FIGURES MAY131800 FIG

8

MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL AF MAR101468 DST

9

THE WALKING DEAD: DARYL DIXON 10-INCH   DELUXE ACTION FIGURE MAY138183 TMP

10

TERMIANTOR 2: T-800 “BATTLE   DAMAGE” HD MASTERPIECE FIGURE FEB131721 ENT


TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL   EDITION OCT128267 USA

2

MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL   EDITION OCT128266 USA

3

LEGEND OF ZELDA: COLLECTORS EDITION   STRATEGY GUIDE BOX SET OCT132392 PRI

4

MARVEL HEROCLIX: INVINCIBLE IRON   MAN BOOSTER BRICK SEP132436 NEC

5

GAME OF THRONES: WESTEROS 4D   CITYSCAPE PUZZLE AUG132098 4D

6

YU-GI-OH! TCG 2013 COLLECTIBLE TIN   WAVE 2 JUN138132 KON

7

MY LITTLE PONY: CCG PREMIERE EDITION   BOOSTER PACKS JUL138268 ENT

8

DOCTOR WHO: ALIEN ATTAX TCG BOOSTER   PACKS OCT132410 UND

9

YU-GI-OH! TCG: YUGI AND KAIBA   RELOADED STARTER DECKS AUG138460 KON

10

ELDRITCH HORROR BOARD GAME OCT132380 FAN

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Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

Please note that comics marked with an asterisk have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

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PETER PARKER RETURNS IN AN ALL-NEW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1

 

With Great Responsibility Comes Great…Resurrection

New York, NY (January 13th, 2014) – Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce the triumphant return of Peter Parker as everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man this April in an all-new AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1. In 2012, the comic book world was shocked to find that Doctor Otto Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus, had switched bodies with Peter Parker and, in the process, left Peter Parker to die in Octavius’ cancer-ridden shell. Since then, Octavius has been fighting crime by his own dark methods in the pages of The Superior Spider-Man.

Teased throughout the entire run of The Superior Spider-Man, written by Dan Slott (The Mighty Avengers, She-Hulk), Peter’s presence never quite left his body and is now set to regain control and show the world who Spider-Man is – and no one could be more excited than Dan Slott himself. “I’ve been a Spider-Man fan since I was eight years old. Of COURSE I want to see Peter back! He is the one, true Spider-Man,” says Slott.

With Peter Parker swinging back into action in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1, Slott, including fan-favorite artist Humberto Ramos (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Pete Parker: Spider-Man), are returning readers to intense and highly kinetic web-slinging action. Senior Editor, Stephen Wacker says, “The entire creative team is incredibly excited to bring readers the next stage in Spider-Man’s life. And I can promise you that the plans for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, over the next year, will be the biggest Spidey epic yet!”

However, the question on everyone’s mind has not been the “when”, but the “how” Peter Parker returns from the dead and Slott is quick to tease just that. “In a strange and terrifying way. And… possibly… at a very great cost. Remember, nothing is ever easy for Peter Parker. It’s one of the reasons he’s a true hero,” says Slott.

Every FIRST ISSUE bearing the All-New Marvel NOW! branding includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices.

 

Once again, the biggest creators bring you the biggest characters in the biggest stories…and it’s happening NOW!

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 lands on comic book shelves this April! For more on Spider-Man & All-New Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #AmazingSpiderMan.

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SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for January 15 2014 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for January 15 2014 Release Week

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article 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 !
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 just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!

So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled 6 days BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price”)

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Princeless Encore Edition #2 (Of 4), $2.99 – 3 COPIES LEFT

AVATAR PRESS
Gravel Combat Magician #0 (Gabriel Rearte Regular Cover), $4.99 – 80 COPIES LEFT
Gravel Combat Magician #0 (Mike Wolfer Black Magic Incentive Cover), AR – 8 COPIES LEFT
Gravel Combat Magician #0 (Mike Wolfer Horror Cover), $4.99 – 29 COPIES LEFT
Gravel Combat Magician #0 (Mike Wolfer Wraparound Cover), $4.99 – 43 COPIES LEFT
Rover Red Charlie #2 (Of 6)(Michael Dipascale Dog Days Incentive Cover), AR – 24 COPIES LEFT
Rover Red Charlie #2 (Of 6)(Michael Dipascale Regular Cover), $3.99 – 33 COPIES LEFT
Rover Red Charlie #2 (Of 6)(Michael Dipascale Wraparound Cover), $3.99 – 24 COPIES LEFT

BOOM! STUDIOS
Curse #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Colin Lorimer), $3.99 – 228 COPIES LEFT
Curse #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Riley Rossmo), AR – SOLD OUT
Day Men #2 (Brian Stelfreeze 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 2 COPIES LEFT

DARK HORSE COMICS
Skyman #1 (Of 4)(Freddie Williams II & Dan Scott Regular Cover), $2.99 – 198 COPIES LEFT
Skyman #1 (Of 4)(Freddie Williams II & Dan Scott Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Star Wars Darth Vader And The Cry Of Shadows #2 (Of 5), $3.50 – 324 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS
Injustice Year Two #1, $2.99 – 43 COPIES LEFT
Justice League 3000 #2, $2.99 – 6 COPIES LEFT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
L’il Battlestar Galactica #1 (Agnes Garbowska Subscription Variant Cover)(One Shot), $3.99 – 20 COPIES LEFT
L’il Battlestar Galactica #1 (Art Baltazar Regular Cover)(One Shot), $3.99 – 47 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING
Black Dynamite #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Marcelo Ferreira), $3.99 -136 COPIES LEFT
Black Dynamite #1 (Of 4)(Cover RI Six Point Harness Studios), AR – SOLD OUT
Black Dynamite #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Jun LoFamia & J.M. Ringuet), $3.99 – 58 COPIES LEFT
Gate-Way #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Juanfrancisco Guerrero)(was ‘Purgatory’), $3.99 – 106 COPIES LEFT
Illegitimates #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Kevin Sharpe), $3.99 – 105 COPIES LEFT
Illegitimates #2 (Of 6)(Cover SUB Jerry Ordway), $3.99 – 163 COPIES LEFT
Indestructible #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Jose Lopez), $3.99 – 83 COPIES LEFT
Indestructible #2 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Bernard Chang), $3.99 – 393 COPIES LEFT
X-Files Conspiracy #1 (Of 2)(Cover A Miran Kim), $3.99 – 222 COPIES LEFT
X-Files Conspiracy #1 (Of 2)(Cover RI Joe Corroney), AR – SOLD OUT
X-Files Conspiracy #1 (Of 2)(Cover SUB-A Andrew Currie), $3.99 – 158 COPIES LEFT
X-Files Conspiracy #1 (Of 2)(Cover SUB-B Andrew Currie), $3.99
X-Files Conspiracy #1 (Of 2)(Cover SUB-C Andrew Currie), $3.99
X-Files Conspiracy #1 (Of 2)(Cover SUB-D Andrew Currie), $3.99
X-Files Season 10 #1 (Director’s Cut Edition)(Cover A Carlos Valenzuela), $4.99 – 90 COPIES LEFT

IMAGE COMICS
Alex + Ada #3 (Of 15), $2.99
Carbon Grey Volume 3 #2 (Of 2)(Cover A Hoang Nguyen & Kinsun Loh), $4.99 – 8 COPIES LEFT
Carbon Grey Volume 3 #2 (Of 2)(Cover B Hoang Nguyen & Kinsun Loh), $4.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT
Carbon Grey Volume 3 #2 (Of 2)(Cover C Hoang Nguyen), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Egos #1, $2.99 – 174 COPIES LEFT
Peter Panzerfaust #16, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Protectors Inc #3 (Cover A Gordon Purcell & Mike Atiyeh), $2.99 – 25 COPIES LEFT
Protectors Inc #3 (Cover B Kalman Andrasofzky), $2.99 – 3 COPIES LEFT
Velvet #3, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Voice In The Dark #3, $3.99 – 2 COPIES LEFT

MARVEL COMICS
Deadpool The Gauntlet #1, AR – 244 COPIES LEFT
Disney Kingdoms Seekers Of The Weird #1 (Of 5)(Brian Crosby Imagineer Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Disney Kingdoms Seekers Of The Weird #1 (Of 5)(Mike Del Mundo Regular Cover), $3.99 – 228 COPIES LEFT
Disney Kingdoms Seekers Of The Weird #1 (Of 5)(Mike Del Mundo Teaser Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Disney Kingdoms Seekers Of The Weird #1 (Of 5)(Rolly Crump Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Inhumanity Superior Spider-Man #1, $3.99 – 94 COPIES LEFT
Miracleman #1 (Garry Leach Classic Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Miracleman #1 (Jerome Opena Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Miracleman #1 (Joe Quesada Regular Cover), $5.99 – 89 COPIES LEFT
Miracleman #1 (Joe Quesada Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Miracleman #1 (John Cassaday Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Miracleman #1 (Leinil Francis Yu Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Miracleman #1 (Mark Buckingham Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Miracleman #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Night Of The Living Deadpool #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT
Revolutionary War Dark Angel #1 (Mark Brooks Regular Cover), $3.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT
Revolutionary War Dark Angel #1 (Salvador Larroca Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Wolverine MAX #15 (Final Issue), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING
Henry And Glenn Forever And Ever #3 (Cover A Tom Neely)(not verified by Diamond), $5.00 – SOLD OUT
Henry And Glenn Forever And Ever #3 (Cover B Shaky Kane)(not verified by Diamond), $5.00 – SOLD OUT

RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
Department Of Monsterology #4 (Of 4), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Must Read Valiant Greatest Hits #1, AR – 82 COPIES LEFT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents The Dark Queen #1 (Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $5.99 – 28 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents The Dark Queen #1 (Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $5.99 – 50 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents The Dark Queen #1 (Cover C Chris Ehnot), $5.99 – 47 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents The Dark Queen #1 (Cover D Chris Ehnot), $5.99 – 35 COPIES LEFT

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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 on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
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

InvestComics Hot Picks #302

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Teen Titans #44 (1)Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks

…….15 days to get to 2000 Likes on Facebook. Getting to 2000 Likes means that if you share any InvestComics social media you become eligible to win a signed George Perez Tales of the Teen Titans #44, which just happens to be the first appearance of Nightwing. January 20th is the cutoff date, let’s get there!

There are certain characters within the realm of the comic book world that simply do not have the guns to hold their own monthly series. These characters are fantastic supporting heroes/villains, but simply lack that certain something to appeal to the masses. Ghost Rider, Vision, Namor, Supergirl, just to name few. Let me reiterate, these characters are awesome, they have found some success in their own way, but have either been short lived or became a flavor of the month type deal (See Aquaman). Do they deserve a better fate? Sometimes yes, and sometimes not. If you are a regular reader around here you will know that this speculator is still very high on one of these “b/c rate” characters; Moon Knight. With the influx of the movie and television comic lure, it’s very easy to say that any of the background music characters can breakout at any time (see Vibe). Moon Knight in my opinion will breakout eventually, so watch him. Been saying it for years and I warned you on Deathstroke years ago as well. So pay attention here.

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The same certainty cannot be said for this week’s new flavor; Black Widow. Although our Russian bombshell will debut with her own solo series this week; Black Widow (2014) #1 I will point out one certainty that will make a speculator cringe a bit. The Black Widow has starred in over 14 self-titled projects, either by way of limited series or solo series. This is of course not counting the dozens of team-ups she’s been involved in. So what does this tell us? Exactly what I explained a couple of minutes ago. BW lacks something to have her own thing on-going. Great limited series character, great teammate, but not a solo artist. She needs a band and she needs to be the backup singer. The movie appearances have spiked her first appearance a bit, and interest in the character, but not enough to warrant a solo series. Will the series do well at first? Yes it will. It will come out like gangbusters, but will succumb to mediocrity. It happens all the time with these types of characters. Even my breakout character pick Moon Knight. The difference however is that Black Widow will not eventually have her own film and compete with DC’s Dark Knight. Moon Knight will do just that, BW will not. Yes that’s right, been saying this for years and years, Moon Knight will be Marvel’s answer to Batman on the big screen. You’ll see. Anyway back to Black Widow. As stated before, the series will be a hot one out of the gate. There is no denying it. With writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Phil Noto at the helm, it will be a hot book. That’s also not discounting the variants accompanying the debut issue. The prize variant goes to the amazing Scott J. Campbell. You can get the variant and flip this graded bad boy for a few bucks in your pocket. Please do so quickly. The series will not sustain its interest long enough with speculators to shell out big bucks for this variant. BW’s first solo comic came out back in 1990’s graphic novel: Black Widow: The Coldest War. Her first appearance came in Tales of Suspense #52 (1964). The TOS comic will always be the one to have. You simply cannot go wrong with names like Lee, Kirby, and Heck attached to a first appearance.

In the midst of all the hoopla surrounding the “ALL-NEW NOW” absurdity there will be a nice little nugget hidden away in A Plus X (2012 Marvel Now) #16. This comic debuts the writing talents of Jeff Loveness. Jeff is the writer of the highly successful late night Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show. Does this mean anything in the grand scheme of things? Not really. What if though Jeff hits the right chord with fans? Well, this will be where it all started for him in the comic book world!

Now back to the “ALL NEW NOW!” ridiculousness. I will refrain from making this a long dissertation, but ALL NEW NOW!? This is the equivalent of having DC Comics pull an ALL NEW 52! Absurd. What happens when Marvel decides they need to change things up again? ALL NEW NEW NOW!? Anyway…..

All New Marvel Now Point One (2013) #1 features many of our beloved Marvel heroes/villains in a new way. Is this really necessary? Don’t matter, sales from the sold out Steve McNiven variant states differently from my thoughts here. All New X-Factor (2014) #1 has sold out across the board. Every variant is completely gone. The All New X-Factor will be a successful book, not only because it’s X-Factor, because Mr. X-Factor writer himself Peter David will be on board. This isn’t the first time Peter David has done an All New X-Factor comic. Back in 1991 he revamped the team in issue number 71; the caption on top reads “The All New….” Not only is this comic the first TRUE All New X-Factor, but it’s also the team that will probably appear in the movie. X-Factor #71 will be the go to book in the long run. The variants coming this Wednesday are great flip books to stock pile on the 1991 issue. The first appearance of X-Factor comes from this series in 1986.

Avengers World (2013) #1 is also a sold out comic this week. Look for the Arthur Adams’ variants to maximize you dollars on this one.

Cataclysm Ultimates Last Stand (2013) #3 will feature a death. Keep your eyes peeled for any surprises. It can be one of those books you see on the local news. Doubt it, but you never know.

The most interesting comic this week has to be Marvel’s Revolutionary War Alpha (2014) #1. It’s the first time in a long time that many UK Marvel heroes will be banding together to fight a threat. Captain Britain would make a spectacular hero on the movie screen wouldn’t he? Maybe Marvel/Disney will someday explore the possible international heroes they have at their disposal one day on film (now watch how many articles come out regarding a wish list of Marvel/Disney international movies. InvestComics leads I tell ya!). So with the ultra-cool Revolutionary War Alpha (2014) #1 coming out this week, it’s always fun to take a look at who is on the team and where they debuted. Below is a quick list and gallery showing who will appear in the comic and their first appearance. From the speculator side, I would without a shadow of a doubt pick these comics up. From a pure gut here, I think Marvel/Disney may be testing the waters with interest to the International scene. Will it deem worthy that they pursue a Captain Britain movie? Who knows?  Happy hunting though!

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Captain Britain – First appeared in Captain Britain #1 (1976). Writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe! A newspaper print comic cover to cover. Hard to find in Near Mint shape. The Marvel Team-Up with Spider-Man is also dubbed the first appearance of the UK Cap.

Death’s Head – Some controversy surrounds the first appearance here, but many say that the Transformers (UK) #117 from 1987 is the first appearance of DH.

Pete Wisdom – Debuted in Excalibur #86 (1995). Writer Warren Ellis, nuff said.

Motormouth and Killpower – Both debuted in Motormouth #1 (1992). Art by Gary Frank.

Warheads – This team has 10 members in it. All 10 first appeared in this comic. Some died (which means nothing these days really). So the debut of all of these dudes and an appearance from Wolverine. Nice huh?

Get your hands on the Revolutionary War Alpha #1 incentive variant, get some creator signatures (witnessed of course), grade it and sit on in for a while. It could be more valuable later on down the line when Marvel/Disney decide on to crossing international lines.

So what about DC Comics this week? Lots of Marvel Comics talk! Batman Superman (2013 DC) #7 leads the way with a cool sideways issue. Yes this is not a ground breaking gimmick at all, but still very cool nonetheless. InvestComics covered the sideways comic issue in the IC Hot Picks #293 article when DC decided to do the sideways thing with Batman Superman #5. Nothing like killing a unique thing now is there? Fantastic Four was the first major comic to be published in this format. Fantastic Four #252 (1983) is still the mecca of all sideway comics. The X-Factor sideway comic was pretty neat too.

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #27 is an extra mega-sized anniversary issue with a who’s who guest list of creators. Check out the debut of a new storyline “Gothtopia” and a retelling (for the umpteenth time) of Batman’s origin from two heavy weights Brad Meltzer and Bryan Hitch. All this for a hefty $7.99….ouch.

Vampire Diaries (2013) #1 photo variant is sold out. Get the stars of the show to sign this cover and grade it. That’s a nice sale to a Vampire Diaries fan!

Check out the rest of the new comics coming your way this week. All nearing sell outs or sold out at the distributor already. Fracture (2013) Volume 2 #1 from Action Lab Entertainment. Kudos to Action, they have been doing very well with their sell outs. Lil Vampi (2014) #1 (Dynamite Entertainment), B.A.R. Maid (2013 Zenescope) #1, Cavewoman Labyrinth (2013) #0 (Amryl Entertainment), and Minimum Wage (2013 Image) #1.

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Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE DECEMBER 2013

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE DECEMBER 2013

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

This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

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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 MODERN titles/issues please let me know.  Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics 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.

MARKET REPORT:

#1 BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $6.00.  #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

#2 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later.   This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died.  Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing.  In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

#3 SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 4 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices.

#4 CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow.  A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

#5 A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series.  Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013.   Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

 #6 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1 – Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80’s book so we are sneaking it on the chart.    Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013.

#7 PREACHER (DC 1995)  Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1.  A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

#8 PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995)  Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

#9 ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

#10 47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012)  5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

#11 HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009)    This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie.   Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book.  High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.

164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

#12 ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1.  Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title.  Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

#13 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.

#14 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released recently and many sales as high as 3x guide for certain covers sold individually.

#15 AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1   New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

#16 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 now at $9.00.

#17 IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28  Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers.   #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each.    The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.

60, Izombie1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

#18 BATMAN ADVENTURES (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990’s DC issue all year long.

#19 BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90’s Harley appearances.

#20 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009)  Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.
#21 HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year.  First and last year bringing the most interest.
#22 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $8.00
#23 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
#24 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

#25 Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed.  Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

#26 FOX #1 (ARCHIE / RED CIRCLE 2013) New series with 4 different regular covers.   Some selling as high as $12.00 each in first week. Fiona Staples artist of Saga did one of the 4 covers.   In late October 2013 Archie comics for the first time possibly ever held down the top 3 spots of hottest new sold out comics.

#27 WILDWORK #1 (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013) New mini-series based on Dracula in the old west by Eric Red and Ben Dunn.  Very small print run and most retailers did not even order copies.   Sold copies up to $20.00 within first week and more online speculator market reports hype this up as the #1 best pick at the moment.

#28 LETTER 44 (ONI 2013)  #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

#29 FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

#30 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990’s.

#31 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series.  2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

#32 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013)  Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run.  Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

#33 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #17 Final issue features a cameo at the end of the new muslim Ms Marvel who gets her own new series next year.   Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing.  Copies so far up to $7.00

#34 CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month.   Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

#35 HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER  (2013)  #1 and #2 are small digest sized indie comics in black and white.  Very small print runs and the stories are making fun of real life 1980′s hard rock stars Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins of Black Flag.   They appear to be gay lovers in the story.  Rock stars Hall and Oates also appear in the series as their satanic worshiping neighbors.  Series appeals to non-comic fans and most sellers getting a bit above cover.

#36 OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing.  Highest ratings online for story and art.  Super small print run.  More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

#37 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

#38 SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series).  Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

#39 STEAM WARS (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013)  Unique new series done in steampunk style but tells a new variation of the George Lucas Star Wars movie storyline featuring characters and storyline and artwork that is definitely borrowed and parodies from the original sci-fi movie.   Small print and demand growing for #1 and #2.    #1 did not even make Top 300 chart with sales less than 2400.

362, Steam Wars, 1, $3.99, Antarctic, 2,399

#40 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.  Prices dropped down after the series was done.

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
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

#41 DRUMHELLAR (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $8.00

#42 SLEEPERS #1 (WILDSTORM 2002) Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips – decade old series now picked up for a new movie from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.  Prices hit $10.00 in early December 2013.
#43 PRETTY DEADLY (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales sporadic up to $6.00
#44 DEATH SENTENCE (TITAN 2013) New series in Oct 2013 sold out instantly and selling a bit above cover.  Both #1 and #2 have gone to 2nd print.

#45 MYTHOPOLIS #1 (ARRDEN 2013) #1 small print publisher printed 4 regular covers very limited.  Comic was delayed as the early variant covers came out 6 months ahead of time and the regular #1 shipped 3 months past original scheduling date.  Copies in first week of release sold as high as $20.00 each for regular cover #1A.     We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.

#46 TRILLIUM (DC VERTIGO 2013)  Rave reviews helped sell out this high print run Vertigo title and sell above guide online even before Diamond was sold out.    Now copies at $10.00

#47 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

#48 SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

#49 SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

#50 IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – hit $12.00.

#51 GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010)  It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each.  It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

#52 ZOMBIE ANNIHILATION (SILVER PHOENIX 2013) #1 new Kickstarter small print book selling for double cover and some sellers asking 15x cover.

#53 INCOGNITO (MARVEL ICON 2008) Mini-series with TV/movie rumours recently made copies jump from dormant to $10.00.

#54 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-12  Photo variants. Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run.  Currently the 1:25 photo cover sells each month on average at about $60.00 instead of an estimated $15.00 for a 1:25 variant.

#55 THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) #1 of the regular and subscription covers sold as sets as high as $18.00 for the pair.  The series was delayed in stores potentially due to the controversial 1:10 variant cover featuring President Obama with machine guns which sold way above a typical variant price hitting $40.00

#56 THE MOCKING DEAD #1 (2013) New release comic that sold out instantly and went to 2nd print.  Early sales online were all over the place with sales anywhere from $4 to $40 for the subscription cover.  Currently a bit above cover for the regular cover and the subscription about $8.00
#57 HALLOWEEN FEST 2013 – Just like Free Comic Book Day, there is an annual Halloween free comic book day on Halloween each year and this year there were 22 giveaway promo comics.   Individually most sold instantly at a high price of $5.00 each and a My Little Pony hit $7.00 week of release.   Batman, Skyward, Thor, Sonic, Sesame Street, Zombies, Ben 10, Spider-man are some of the titles this year.

#58 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 Clone 1 $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

#59 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

#60 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
#61 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.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#62 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00.   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 5 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
#63 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

#64 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, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837
#65 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

#66 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!

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

#67 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

#68 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 Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

#69 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.   #3 sold out even before day of release.

#70 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.    In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

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

#71 FARLAINE THE GOBLIN #1 (STUDIO FARLAINE 2013)  New small print publisher – possibly smallest distributed comic of the year with print run of only 1350.   Two versions of #1 exist as an early promo copy was sent out only to retailers with a print run of only 250 copies.  Both versions sold out before release date at Diamond.   Copies hit a high of $40.00 within first week of release.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Prices cooled down after a few weeks.

#72 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 12209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

#73 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 Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

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

#75 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

#76 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

#77 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.

#78 AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal.  It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker.  But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

#79 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

#80 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets of ongoing series are popular.

#81 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

#82 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, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

#83 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.

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

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

#86 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

#87 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.

#88 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 $25.00 !!

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

#89 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

#90 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

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

#92 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings also has very small print run.  #1 1st in the $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

#93 UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originally 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

 #94 STAR WARS: LUCAS DRAFT (DARK HORSE 2013) #1 took a month to sell out but finally did even with high print run and some sporadic sales online up to $7.50
#95 SUPER #1 (UNLIKELY COMICS 2013)  Small kickstarter title  with above cover sales.
#96 ALL CRIME COMICS (2013) Small crime indie title with very small print run has sold out #1 and #2 with above cover sales.
#97 CHRONOS COMMANDOS #1 (TITAN 2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – Both issues #1 and #2 have sold as high as $12.00 each.  Neither issue even charted on the monthly Top 300 Diamond sales.   Nazi soldiers and dinosaurs !!  We helped bring awareness to this great comic before release date.
#98 LEGION OF MOLLY DOVES #1 (2013) New small print indie publisher storyline about time travel.   Only one early sale online so far at $9.00
#99 DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show.  Immediate increases on #1.

#100 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

#101 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.

#102 CONSTANTINE #1 (DC 2013)  1st print sold out in the first month but took about 6 months to sell above cover.  Some sales at $7.00 for this new Hellblazer inspired series.   New TV show reports could drive this one up.

#103 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.

#104 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

#105 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

#106 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 Projects, 9, $3.50, Image, 17,229
125,Manhattan Projects, 10, $3.50, Image, 17,028
116, Manhattan Projects, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,517
129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

#107 SKYWARD #1-4 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Originally a one-shot in 2010.  Summer 2013 a new ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly.  Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online.  I helped publicize this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices.   #1 and #2 currently sell about $8.00 each.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#108 DEVIL’S DOG #1 (2013)  New small print run selling about $6.00
#109 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.
#110 CHOOSE THEIR FATE (SHH PRODUCTIONS 2013) New adults only title with photo nudity and high cover price of $9.95 yet some ebay sellers asking up to $40.00 and one sale as high as $15.00

#111 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #4 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #4 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.       Week Four   Joker’s Daughter at $110.00    Doomsday at $20   Black Adam at $20   Killer Croc at $13   First Born at $13   Man-Bat at $13   Bane at $12   Sinestro at $12   Secret Society at $12   Ocean Master at $12   Parasite at $11.   Joker’s Daughter is without the single most hyped up and hottest comic of the entire year and may have set world record prices for a pre-sale of a new release as collectors were paying up to $110.00 each for a copy of this book just to make sure they got one.   That is paying almost 40x cover price before it even came out.   Very few customers got a copy unless they were a regular file customer for Batman: The Dark Knight series.  It was the hottest of all the 3D covers and the hottest comic of the entire year.   However the downside I predicted is that prices could only come down and that has already started to happen.

#112 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #3 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #3 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.      Week Three   Clayface at $20   Dial E at $46    Eclipso at $20   Deathstroke at $25   The Rogues at $15    Cheetah at $14     Penguin at $13    Ra’s Al Ghul at $13     Arcane at $13    Black Hand at $12   Scarecrow at $12    Shadow Thief at $12   Lex Luthor at $11    H’el at $7

#113 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #2 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.  Week Two   Harley Quinn at $36   Mr Freeze at $31    Lobo at $31   Riddler at $20.50   Reverse Flash at $20   Court Of Owls at $18   Killer Frost at $17.50   Solomon Grundy at $13   Trigon at $13   Black Manta for $12   Mongul at $12   Brainiac at $10.50    Zod at $10

#114 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #1 (DC 2013)   13 different 3D covers came out in week #1 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.   Week One   Forever Evil #1 – $280 (1 per store variant cover).  Darkseid for $31  Poison Ivy for $27   Ventriloquist for $26.50    Joker for $25     Count Vertigo at $20    Creeper at $20     Deadshot at $16.50     Two-Face at $15     Relic at $14    Bizarro at $13.50     Grodd at $13    Desaad at $13    Cyborg Superman at $10

#115 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months.   Slowly building steam.  Issue #5 sold out before day of release.

#116 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

#117 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

#118 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

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

#120 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

#121 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
#122 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.
#123 GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00 but then came back down again.   All 3 issues sold out instantly at Diamond.
#124 ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.
#125 KINGS WATCH (DYNAMITE 2013) #1 the subscription cover sold as high as $9.00 in the first week by George Perez.   This series brings back three classic golden age characters as a team: The Phantom with Flash Gordon and Mandrake The Magician.
#126 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.

#127 HARBINGER (VALIANT 2012) Some sales a bit above cover.

#128 ROCKET GIRL (IMAGE 2013)  Sold out instantly some sellers getting above cover.

#129 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier.  Hit a high of $6.00

33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430

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

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

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

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

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

#135 MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – hit a high of $32.00 earlier this year.

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

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

#138 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

#139 SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (BOOM 2013)  New series based on TV series – many copies selling for $7.00 the week of release.

#140 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

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

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

#142 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

#143 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

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

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

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

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

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

#149 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.

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

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

#152 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

#153 GENIE THE GENIUS #1 (APE ENTERTANMENT 2013)  New comic aimed at younger readers.  Great artwork written by father and daughter team. Small print run.   Variant cover edition came out one week before the regular cover and came autographed selling for $10.00. Regular cover sales a bit above cover.

#154 BRAIN BOY (DARK HORSE 2012) #1 some sellers getting more than cover for this new series that brings back a classic 1960′s Dell Comics character.

#155 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $6.00 after a month

#156 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores.   – hit high of $6.00 immediately.  Variant covers are all hot.

#157 PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH (2013) New small publisher series.  Hit $5.00 for regular covers.

#158 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 (DC 2013) Small print run new Superman series in May 2013 overlooked by many and now sells for $5.00 due to print run of only 30,000.

#159 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 (DC 2013) Large print run new Superman series in June 2013 had high print run but still sold out in some areas commanding $5.00 due to sell outs while other areas are sitting on large unsold piles of this series.

#160 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

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

#162 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

#163 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.

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

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

#166 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.

#167 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.

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

#169 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

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

#171 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

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

#173 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

#174 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

#175 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.

#176 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

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

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#178 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.

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

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

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

#182 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.

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

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

#185 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.

#186 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 !

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

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

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

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

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

#192 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.

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

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#194 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

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

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120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
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#196 HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

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

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

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

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

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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    Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for January 8 2014 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for January 8 2014 Release Week

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article 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 !
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 just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!

So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled 6 days BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price”)

ACCENT UK
Missing Have You Seen The Invisible Man (One Shot), $5.00 – SOLD OUT

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Fracture #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Chad Cicconi), $2.99 – 21 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Fracture #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Jamal Igle), $2.99

AMIGO COMICS
Rogues #6, $3.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT
Westwood Witches #4 (Of 4), $3.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT

AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT
Cavewoman Labyrinth (One Shot), $3.75 – 15 COPIES LEFT
Cavewoman Labyrinth (One Shot)(Devon Massey Special Edition), AR – 1 COPY LEFT
Cavewoman Labyrinth (One Shot)(Budd Root Special Edition), AR – 5 COPIES LEFT

ARCANA STUDIO
Steam Engines Of Oz Volume 2 The Geared Leviathan #2, $3.99

ARCHIE COMICS
Afterlife With Archie #3 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $2.99 – 2,788 COPIES LEFT
Afterlife With Archie #3 (Tim Seeley Variant Cover), $2.99 – 1,616 COPIES LEFT
Fox #3 (Dean Haspiel Regular Cover), $2.99 – 31 COPIES LEFT
Fox #3 (Mike Allred Get Freaky Variant Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

ARGO PRESS
Charlton Spotlight Magazine #7, $7.95 – SOLD OUT
Charlton Spotlight Magazine #8, $9.95 – SOLD OUT

AVATAR PRESS
Extinction Parade #1 Army Of Bloodlines Brawn 3-Book Set, $29.99 – 2 COPIES LEFT
God Is Dead #1 (Of 6)(Jacen Burrows God Of War Cover), $5.99 – 16 COPIES LEFT

BIG DOG INK
Shahrazad #2 (Cover A Mike Krome), $3.50 – 22 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Shahrazad #2 (Cover B J. Scott Campbell), $3.50
Shahrazad #2 (Cover C J. Scott Campbell), AR – SOLD OUT

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time The Flip Side #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Wook Jin Clark), $3.99 – 301 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Adventure Time The Flip Side #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Ru Xu), $3.99
Adventure Time The Flip Side #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Ellen Alsop), AR
Adventure Time The Flip Side #1 (Of 6)(Cover D Britt Wilson), AR

DANGER ZONE
Ghost Town #4 (Of 5), $2.99 – 14 COPIES LEFT
Zombie Tramp Volume 2 #2 (Of 4)(Dan Mendoza Regular Cover), $2.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT
Zombie Tramp Volume 2 #2 (Of 4)(Dan Mendoza Risque Variant Cover), $2.99 – 20 COPIES LEFT

DARK HORSE COMICS
Halo Escalation #2, $3.99 – 300 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS
Scooby-Doo Team-Up #2, $2.99 – 83 COPIES LEFT
Vampire Diaries #1 (Photo Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Vampire Diaries #1 (Tony Shasteen Regular Cover), $3.99 – 65 COPIES LEFT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Cryptozoic Man #3 (Of 4)(Walter Flanagan Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Grimm The Warlock #2 (Of 5)(Greg Smallwood Regular Cover), $3.99 – 23 COPIES LEFT
L’il Vampi #1 (Agnes Garbowska Subscription Variant Cover)(One Shot), $3.99 – 16 COPIES LEFT
L’il Vampi #1 (Art Baltazar Regular Cover)(One Shot), $3.99 – 45 COPIES LEFT

HERMES PRESS
Buck Rogers In The 25th Century #4 (Of 4), $3.99 – 37 COPIES LEFT

IMAGE COMICS
Drumhellar #3, $3.50 – 29 COPIES LEFT
Manifest Destiny #2 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 25 COPIES LEFT
Manifest Destiny #3, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Minimum Wage #1, $3.50 – 330 COPIES LEFT
Sex Criminals #1 (4th Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Sex Criminals #2 (3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – 1,352 COPIES LEFT
Three #1 (3rd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 1,750 COPIES LEFT
Three #2 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 10 COPIES LEFT
Three #4, $2.99 – 30 COPIES LEFT
Velvet #2 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 16 COPIES LEFT

MARVEL COMICS
All-New Marvel NOW Point One #1 (Salvador Larroca Regular Cover), $5.99 – 325 COPIES LEFT
All-New Marvel NOW Point One #1 (Steve McNiven Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
All-New X-Factor #1 (Adam Warren Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
All-New X-Factor #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
All-New X-Factor #1 (Jared Fletcher Regular Cover), $3.99 – 104 COPIES LEFT
All-New X-Factor #1 (Salvador Larroca Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
All-New X-Factor #1 (Salvador Larroca Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
All-New X-Factor #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers World #1 (Arthur Adams Wraparound Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers World #1 (Arthur Adams Wraparound Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers World #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers World #1 (Carlo Barberi Deadpool Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers World #1 (Chris Samnee Animal Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers World #1 (John Cassaday Regular Cover), $3.99 – 208 COPIES LEFT
Avengers World #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Black Widow #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Black Widow #1 (J. Scott Campbell Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Black Widow #1 (J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Black Widow #1 (Milo Manara Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Black Widow #1 (Phil Noto Regular Cover), $3.99 – 241 COPIES LEFT
Black Widow #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Inhumanity The Awakening #2 (Of 2), $3.99 – 111 COPIES LEFT
Revolutionary War Alpha #1 (Barry Kitson Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Revolutionary War Alpha #1 (Mark Brooks Regular Cover), $3.99 – 203 COPIES LEFT

ONI PRESS
Letter 44 #3 (Alberto Alburquerque Regular Cover), $3.99 – 193 COPIES LEFT
Letter 44 #3 (Alberto Alburquerque Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
B.A.R. Maid #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Billy Tucci), $3.50 – 58 COPIES LEFT
B.A.R. Maid #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Anthony Spay), $3.50 – 45 COPIES LEFT
B.A.R. Maid #1 (Of 5)(Cover C Pasquale Qualano), $3.50 – 42 COPIES LEFT
B.A.R. Maid #1 (Of 5)(Cover D Franchesco), $3.50 – 55 COPIES LEFT

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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 on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
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

Comic Broker Report – January 2014

2014 is here and that means a lot of people have Holiday money to burn.  Now is the time to sell if your a speculator.  This mostly applies to over-hyped image books, Marvel and DC variants and comics connected to upcoming film and TV projects.

My new year’s  checklist:

10. Re-bag and board my whole collection.

9. Watch Bladerunner once each month.

8.  Buy a Lying Cat T-Shirt for the wife.

7.  Vacation to Colorado.

6.  Buy every copy of Teen Titans 44 I see under 5$

5.  Steal this,

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4.  Build a functioning puppet.

3.  Find or knit a Tanooki Suit for my son.

2. Sell all walking Dead Comics I own

1.  Buy all Sandman comics I NEED.

 

 This months suggestions:

 

What if 33 X-Men Annual 1 ( 200 1 ),  X-Men 4 

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Collecting first appearances of major villains is one thing comic aficionados love to do.  The 90’s didn’t produce a plethora of memorable characters though.  Omega Red is one that stands out.  The only problem-his first appearance, X-Men 4, was massively over-printed.  It’s still a good bet long term if you can get the newsstand edition graded 9.8 or better.  Funny thing though-he also appearance in these other two comics in the same month. Look to find newsstand editions of them as well.

Marvel Age 97

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I’m not sure if you know this but there is a secret legion of Darkhawk fans out there. The most sought after appearances are the venom issues and the later issues due to low print runs.  Issue one is also prized in cgc 9.8 or better because it is believed to be his first appearance.  But it is not, this is!

Uncanny X-Men 221

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Mentioning again…

X-Factor 5,6 have lead to speculation on the X-films of the future.  Get your copies of X-Factor 24 and Mr. Sinister’s first appearance before it’s too late!

Note:  The Mark Jeweler for this is quite rare.

Iron Man 223 ( First Blizzard )

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has grown with each episode and if fans can be patient it may turn out to be the cornerstone of Marvel’s Movie and TV universe.  Blizzard may be a second rate Marvel villain but his introduction on the show should spark interest in his debut.

Tales of Suspense 75 ( first appearance Sharon Carter )

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The last time I mentioned this was in regards to Batroc,  now with a possible Sharon Carter show in the works it has become a comic worth owning for multiple reasons.

47 Ronin 1-5 ( Dark Horse )

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Film adaptations often lead to sales spikes in the shark infested waters of Ebay.  In this case the film stars one of the worse actors in history and has received less than stellar early reviews.  Sell em if ya got em.

Marvel Age 20

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This issue of Marvel age predates Secret Wars 8 thus making it an earlier appearance of Spidey’s black costume on a cover.

Man of Steel 17

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Soon enough folks are going  realize that the Doomsday appearance to own is right here!

The Amazing Spider-Man 256

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Can a movie handle this many villains?  Adding the Puma seems like a strange idea but so was the prospect of Blade film and we know how that turned out!

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Ok I cannot take any credit for this discovery but it looks like Wolverine may have appeared prior to Hulk 180 and was also created by someone else.  Marvel used this fan Magazine to poach ideas from kids using contests they created.  At this point three Marvel characters have appeared from these contests.

 

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