InvestComics Hot Picks #326

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 7/2/14

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First order of business is to reiterate something that InvestComics has touched upon quite often, but maybe some new comers to the site are not aware of. Although InvestComics is in fact the best speculation comic book website on the planet, another fact is that THIS article each week and many others on the site recommend that you read comics too. While I do realize that speculation is not for everyone, I am a true believer of bringing collectors and fans alike together. No matter what, comic book fans can relate to each other like no other medium can. Whether you are a fan of the speculation side or a fan of the storyline, one thing is certain; we will always debate questions like “Who would win in a fight, Superman or Thor? Who is the bigger bad ass, Deathstoke or Deadpool? Is Moon Knight as comparable to Batman these days than ever?” The list of debates goes on, but you get the idea.

So many times during the course of an InvestComics Hot Picks article I will be sure to point out that there are probably some good “reads” coming out that Wednesday and that even if the spec market doesn’t equate to monetary gain, you still may gain the awesomeness of a great story. Yes money is fantastic, reading this article every week will help your aftermarket sales, but sitting down in a quiet room, dining room table, the living room, on your bed and reading a great story is in fact immeasurable. We as comic book fans and speculators can coexist together. The InvestComics Hot Picks has always made a point to inform readers that there are books that need to be checked out for the mere fact of a great read. So if you read, collect, or merely speculate, we all have one common thing. We all love comic books.

15901_20051209091407_largeshazam1Now let’s talk about a recent DC Comics announcement. The announcement touched on a few movie possibilities for several characters/books. There was one standout……..Shazam. Some may not see the brilliance in the possibility that lay before them within the spec market here. Not only would the character fit perfectly on the big screen, but it would make for a new franchise that would correct any mistakes on any of the Superman stumbles. It gives DC/Warner Bros. a chance to really expand on a character that many know and many don’t know of. Everyone knows Superman. There hasn’t been another character to challenge anyone with a cape that can fly, minus a hammer, a batarang, etc. on the big screen. The time has come to get another dude with a cape that can fly and isn’t a “boy scout”. Although many fans will say differently about Superman being a boy scout regarding the last flick, but don’t get that twisted because when Batman vs. Superman comes out, Clark will be the good boy and the friction will ensue between them. Back to Shazam, DC will have an open season with this character. Just like Superman, he has been redone in so many ways that you can essentially pick and choose which Shazam will best fit for the big screen. There is no set tone for him because the Shazam character has never been taken that seriously. Superman however has always been reverted back to the boy scout for the screen (minus the last movie). So when it comes to Shazam, it will be extremely interesting on which route they will take. I personally think that Shazam will be a very big deal. A huge one in fact. I’ve said this about so many characters on this site and a lot of them have come to fruition. Shazam is a lock. Besides owning Whiz #2 (1940), the first appearance of Captain Marvel, if you can afford that book, you need to get the very easy accessible (for now) Shazam! #1 (1973). This comic is the very first time DC’s Captain Marvel goes by the name Shazam. A recent graded 9.8 sold for only $487.50. There are some Near Mint raw copies available within the $30/$40 range. An absolute bargain right now. You heard it here first, on the greatest speculation web site on the planet, InvestComics.

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There are three sketch variants that really need to be on your radar as possible signature series books for your collection and turnovers. Rocket Raccoon (2014 2nd Series) #1 will be accompanied by a few variants, but the Midtown Comics J. Scott Campbell sketch variant is a winner. Get this $20 variant CGC Signature Series and you’re looking at a nice payday. Buy it raw even; flip it in a couple of weeks. You’ll make some cash on this comic easy.  A ridiculously gorgeous Jim Lee sketch variant on Superman Unchained (2013 DC) #7 will sell for a premium if you can score a signature and a 9.8 or higher. And speaking of absolutely gorgeous, a  $300 Alex Ross sketch cover for Captain America (2012 7th Series) #22 would be a nice turnover if a sig/9.8 is attached.

1365253_ful 1365244_ful 1361417_fulThe cash cow, a.k.a. Marvel Comics will cashing in on the Guardians of the Galaxy frenzy with new comic series featuring Rocket Raccoon (mentioned earlier) and Star Lord in Legendary Star Lord (2014 Marvel) #1. A bazillion variant covers on this one is quite the overkill here, but the Midtown Comics variant would be a nice pick-up only to flip quickly. While the Raccoon will see much success, Star-Lord will probably see a hot out of the gate presence, but will fall flat eventually. Then you have Guardians of the Galaxy Galaxys Most Wanted (2014) #1 which features a story with Rocket Raccoon and Groot. It’s essentially a Marvel Team-Up comic with the Guardians name attached instead.  The cover alone will have heads turning on this one.

Hey InvestComics told you about Figment #1 and now Figment (2014) #2 is already sold out. Not only is it sold out, but a major on line comic store is limiting ONE per customer.

Fearless Dawn Hard Times (2014) #0 will sellout by this weekend. If you want to search for a comic that probably has a very limited print run and features the first appearance of Fearless Dawn; look for The Bomb #1 (2006) (Atom Bomb Comics).

DC Comics’ Earth 2 (2012 DC) #25 will feature a new Superman. An African American Superman that isn’t Steel or President Superman.

Batman Superman (2013 DC) #12 will have a character “with great strength”, but have no idea who they are. Intro? Pick it up, find out. And who is Gruesome George? Find out in Batwing (2011-) #33.

InvestComics Radar love; Scum of the Earth (2014) #1, Enormous (2014) Ongoing #1, Oz Age of Darkness (2014) #1, 100th Anniversary Special Fantastic Four (2014) #1, Tom Clancy Splinter Cell Echoes (2014) #1, Deadpool vs X-Force (2014) #1, and Hack Slash Son of Samhain (2014 Image) #1.

Read and Invest Wisely.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 2 2014

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 2 2014

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
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 the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

215 INK
Enormous #1 (Cover A Mehdi Cheggour), $3.99 – 147 copies
Enormous #1 (Cover B Riley Rossmo), $3.99 – 1 copy

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Betty And Veronica #271 (Jeff Shultz Marilyns Variant Cover), $2.99 – 16 copies

ASYLUM PRESS
Fearless Dawn Hard Times #1 (One Shot), $3.99 – 17 copies

AVATAR PRESS
Extinction Parade War #1 (Raulo Caceres End Of A Species Cover), $4.99 – 31 copies
Extinction Parade War #1 (Raulo Caceres Regular Cover), $4.99 – 109 copies
Extinction Parade War #1 (Raulo Caceres Wraparound Cover), $4.99 – 34 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Big Trouble In Little China #2 (Cover A Eric Powell), $3.99 – 139 copies (covers combined)
Big Trouble In Little China #2 (Cover B Joe Quinones), $3.99
Robocop #1 (Cover A Goni Montes), $3.99 – 260 copies (covers combined)
Robocop #1 (Cover B Carlos Magno), $3.99

DANGER ZONE
Scum Of The Earth #1 (Allen Byrnes Variant Cover Edition), $4.99 – 13 copies
Scum Of The Earth #1 (Rob Croonenborghs Regular Cover), $3.99 – 30 copies

DC COMICS
Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet #2 (Of 6), $2.99 – 2,534 copies
Batman Superman #12 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 432 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Doctor Spektor Master Of The Occult #2 (Christian Ward Regular Cover), $3.99 – 103 copies
Doctor Spektor Master Of The Occult #2 (Francesco Francavilla Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 22 copies
New Vampirella #2 (Cover A Terry Dodson), $3.99 – 193 copies
New Vampirella #2 (Cover B Jenny Frison), $3.99 – 52 copies
New Vampirella #2 (Stephanie Buscema Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 41 copies
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Echoes #1 (Of 4)(Marc Laming Regular Cover), $3.99 – 138 copies

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Cosplayers #2, $5.00 – 34 copies
DKW Ditko Kirby Wood (One Shot), $4.99 – 72 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
WEIRD Love #1 (Jose Luis Garcia 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 -1,576 copies
WEIRD Love #2 (Cover A Various), $3.99 – 154 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Black Kiss XXXmas In July Special (One Shot), $5.99 – 114 copies
Hack Slash Son Of Samhain #1 (Cover A Stefano Caselli), $3.50 – 16 copies
Nailbiter #3, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Southern Bastards #3, $3.50 – 15 copies
Tech Jacket #1, $2.99 – 215 copies

MARVEL COMICS
100th Anniversary Special Fantastic Four #1 (Joanna Estrep Regular Cover), $3.99 – 46 copies
Deadpool Vs X-Force #1 (Of 4)(Shane Davis Regular Cover), $3.99 – 265 copies
Figment #2 (Of 5), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Guardians Of The Galaxy Galaxy’s Most Wanted #1 (Jee-Hyung Lee Regular Cover), $3.99 – 229 copies
Legendary Star-Lord #1 (Steve McNiven Regular Cover), $3.99 – 342 copies
Miles Morales The Ultimate Spider-Man #3 (Dave Marquez Regular Cover), $3.99 – 80 copies
Moon Knight #5, $3.99 – 96 copies
Rocket Raccoon #1 (Skottie Young Regular Cover), $3.99 – 213 copies

RED 5 COMICS
Atomic Robo And The Knights Of The Golden Circle #2 (Of 5), $3.50 – 110 copies
Bad Dreams #3 (Of 5), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Haunted #3 (Of 4), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz Age Of Darkness (Cover A J. Scott Campbell), $5.99 – 60 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz Age Of Darkness (Cover B Ken Lashley), $5.99 – 20 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz Age Of Darkness (Cover C Robert Atkins), $5.99 – 23 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz Age Of Darkness (Cover D Mike Krome), $5.99 – 34 copies

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

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!

Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com

Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

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

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY JUNE 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.

(If you spot an error or a forgotten book/price please let me know)

MARKET REPORT:
#1 RAT QUEENS (IMAGE 2013) #1-5 Kurt Wiebe (writer of Peter Panzerfaust) had rave reviews which helped lead to a new cartoon TV series announced on June 15th which sent a frenzy for any/all issues of Rat Queens into super high demand with #1 selling up to $16.00 each and within days all other issues were hitting up to $12.00 each. Even 2nd printings of #1 and #2 in high demand. #1 variant cover hit $100.00

#2 RAI (VALIANT 2014) #2 – Diamond asked retailers to pull all copies due to an error making the comic instantly scarce and prices hit a high of $80.00 immediately.

#3 WINTER WORLD (IDW 2014) #1 Chuck Dixon’s 1984 classic mini-series was brought back with also media news causing sellouts of #1 and hitting up to $10.00 immediately.

#4 IMAGE COMICS WHATS NEXT (IMAGE 2013) This preview comic holds the 1st printed appearance of Rat Queens and become extra hot hitting up to $30.00 once the Rat Queens TV series news was announced on June 15th 2014.

#5 BIG HERO 6 (MARVEL 2008) #1-6 Disney plans an upcoming movie based on this series and all back issues are hot and have sales up to $50.00 for #1.

#6 BRASS SUN #1 (2014) New indie came out in late May and instant sales up to $10 each

#7 LUMBERJANES (BOOM 2014) #1 and #2 both sold out fairly quick and went to 2nd printings causing interest to grow and prices at about $6.00 within a month of release and mini-series now announced to be an ongoing series.

#8 SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #4 #5 #22 #23 #65 #66 (DC 1996) DC female villain Livewire is the hottest back issue series and her first 6 appearances all happened in this smaller print Superman title from the 1990’s aimed at younger readers. All issues are hot with sales of #4 up to $50.00 and #5 up to $125.00 a high sale on #23 so far at $16.00

#9 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #127 was the first truly hot key issue since #108 a year earlier. #127 began a new storyline with new direction and new character and up to $13.00 a copy a week after release with 2nd printing on the the way. #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series. #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). By May 2014 the more recent issues #100-108 had doubled in price with #108 now at $22.00. Demand in spring of 2014 grew strong on speculation for issues #60-70 as the TV series approached those issues.

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 Dead, 106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead, 107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead, 108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead, 109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead, 110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead, 111, $2.99, Image, 74,857

#10 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #25 (1984) 1st cameo appearance ever of John Constantine became hot once TV show news became official in April 2014.

#11 ORDINARY #1 (TITAN 2014) New mini-series with very small print run heated up instantly with many sales the week of release up to $14.00 each

#12 ACTION COMICS #835 (DC 2006) 1st app of female Livewire in regular DC universe. Recent hot book and prices increasing quickly now at about $13.00 2nd-4th appearances are in issues #839 and #842 which should all sell out easily.

#13 MOON KNIGHT (MARVEL 2014) #1 and #2 are both in 2nd printings and sporadic sales prices but some sales up to $10.00 each.

#14 COWL (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out instantly and hit up to $8.00 week of release and quickly went to 2nd printings on the first 2 issues.

#15 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #67 (1987) 1st appearance of Hellblazer in preview heated up with new Constantine TV Show news in May 2014.

#16 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie. #1 hit new high close to $150 by May 2014 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#17 HAUNTED (RED 5 2014) #1 new horror series small print run of 1,800 copies sold out instantly both #1 and #2. Both issues have sold for $10 each and reports of a new movie based on the comic help sales.

#18 PAX ROMANA #1 (IMAGE 2007) Older image title from Jonathan Hickman heated up like crazy in May 2014 as high as $60.00 a copy when TV Show news were announced.

#19 V-WARS #1 (DYNAMITE 2014) Regular cover sales jumped to $10.00 each immediately with news of a new tv series and a 2nd printing was on the way.

#20 ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDY LAND #1 (2014) Very small print indie had a regular and a Action Comics #1 swipe variant cover. Both had print runs of only about 1,000 copies and prices jumped dramatically the week of release up to $20.00 each even before Diamond sold out.

#21 SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Pre-sales were super strong and within days of release the comic had reached $12.00 for first printings leading to an instant 2nd printing announcement. Two weeks after release sales hit $20.00

#22 NAILBITER (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release and within first week of release copies hit $10.00 for new ongoing series about serial killers.

#23 DRY SPELL #1 (2014) New indie came out in late May and instant sales up to $10 each

#24 JOAN OF ARC PROLOGUE #1 (2014) New indie came out in late May and instant sales up to $10 each

#25 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each. Reprint sets even selling very strong. 4 printings of #1 all above cover price. #7B had a Silvestri/MacFarlane cover which hit up to $10.00 immediately.

#26 WOODS (BOOM 2014) #1 new ongoing series sold out quickly at Diamond and quickly went to 2nd printing with regular covers selling a bit above cover and high demand for variant covers.

#27 MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

#28 GHOSTED #9 (IMAGE 2014) 1st app of Nailbiter in this issue caused a sell out and sales up to $15.00 in early May 2014.

#29 SATELLITE SAM TIJUANA BIBLE (IMAGE 2014) To boost sales of regular #8 a special 8 page black and white graphic sex promo comic was given out to retailers. The comic was not even shipped to the UK due to content causing strong demand and instant sales as high as $45.00 a copy week of release.

#30 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. Rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high. Sales up to $20.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1. #2 now sells for $10.00

#31 TRANSMETROPOLITAN #23 (DC VERTIGO 1999) DC adult title from 15 yrs ago that featured a preview of “100 Bullets” which is now announced as a new TV/movie in the works. Sales recently up to $20.00 Preview also appeared in Preacher #51.

#32 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. #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series. Issue #51 later also became super hot with a 100 Bullets preview.

#33 WEIRD LOVE (IDW 2014) New pre-code 1950’s horror romance theme book small print run and some sales immediately higher than cover. 2nd printing came out a month later and 1st prints up to $7.00 each

#34 DEAD LETTERS (BOOM 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately and hit a high of $18.00 a copy week of release before cooling a bit.

#35 CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well. #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00. The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.

#36 HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings. Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints. #1 many sales at $8.00

#37 HENCHMEN #1 (2014) New ongoing small indie publisher sold out everywhere instantly sending prices up to $12.00 each week of release.

#38 LEGEND OF BOLD RILEY #1 (2014) New indie came out in late May and instant sales up to $10 each

#39 NECROMANTICAL (ARRDEN 2014) #1 sold out immediately due to very small print run and horror title hit $10.00 week of release.

#40 EPIC #1 (COMIXTRIBE 2014) #1 sold out immediately due to very small print run and title hit $10.00 week of release.

#41 BAD DREAMS #1-2 (RED 5 2014) New mini-series had very small print run and sales of both issues up to $10.00 each

#42 PLANETOID #1 (IMAGE 2012) Previous Image series became hotter and hotter in late May 2014 hitting up to $10.00 a copy with new TV news.

#43 WORMWOOD GENTLEMEN CORPSE (2006) This older series became hot in April 2014 with sporadic high sales.

#44 DR. STENSON PRESENTS SANITARIUM (2014) #1 mini comic based on a real horror movie had small print run selling out instantly and hitting high of $15.00 week of release.

#45 INVINCIBLE #110 (IMAGE 2014) Media report of Robert Kirkman talking about the rape in the story caused a sellout and instant overnight hit on April 11th 2014 with online sales hitting up to $40.00 immediately before cooling down. Interest in issue #44 started shortly after for the first app of Anissa – the villain who does the raping.

#46 EPIC ILLUSTRATED #3 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Dreadstar in this common magazine became super hot in early April 2014 with numerous sales of $100.00 each and one copy hit $200.00 raw.

#47 RUNAWAYS (MARVEL 2003) Brian K Vaughan (Saga) decade old Marvel series has been hot all year long with a high of $80.00 for #1.

#48 INVINCIBLE #111 (IMAGE 2014) Start of a new direction but smaller print run led a quick sellout of all covers and even the regular cover was up to $8.00 a week after release in the storyline followup to the rape in the issue before.

#49 100 BULLETS (DC VERTIGO 1999) #1 and early issues all selling well with #1 up to $50.00 due to new tv/movie announcement.

#50 LAST BROADCAST #1 (BOOM 2014) Smaller print run and not an immediate sellout but sales picked up to $7.00 within the month of release.

#51 DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00. 2nd print came out a month later and sales all over the board from low to high but many high sales up to $30.00 each.

#52 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. 9 months later in June 2014 news of a movie deal hit and sparked new interest in the title with a few high sales.

#53 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 (MARVEL 2014) the Return of Peter Parker took readers by surprise and issue sold out instantly and some sales up to $10.00 each for 1st prints the month before Amazing Spider-man #1 reboots.

#54 GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Many sales up to $10.00 each.

#55 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series. This book has been hot off an on for a year now and latest prices have pushed it up to $60.00 for #1 based on new TV show talk.

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

#56 BATMAN #1-9 – Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $60.00. 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.

#57 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.

#58 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues. All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high. #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each.

#59 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

#60 SCATTERBRAIN #1-4 (2006) This small indie mini-series from 8 years ago features the first appearance of The Devil’s Hopyard and a complete set sold for $30.00 soon after the release of Devils Hopyard.

#61 SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 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.

#62 DEVIL’S HOPYARD #1 (ARRDEN 2014) New small print #1 sold out instantly sales up to $15.00 within 3 days of release.

#63 BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 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.

#64 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. Sets now all sell above cover.

#65 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.

#66 BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

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

#68 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009) Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.

#69 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.

#70 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.

#71 X-FACTOR (MARVEL 1986) #5 #6 1st appearances of Apocalypse are continually hot yet common with new movie news coming.

#72 WARRIOR #1 (2006) When the ultimate warrior died in April 2014 demand for this back issue skyrocketed up to $100.00 a copy.

#73 QUEEN AND COUNTRY (ONI 2001) #1 now with a few high sales up to $10.00 for this decade old series now potentially a new movie in the future.

#74 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

#75 MERCENARY SEA (IMAGE 2014) #1 came out in Feb – it was one of 4 hot speculator books the same week but it wasnt hot until after a few days and then caught fire at up to $15.00 a copy within a week of release and immediately went to a 2nd printing.

#76 X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

#77 DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72. DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. With the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce. Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

#78 MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

#79 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. Even issues up to #20 are still selling out immediately even with high print runs.

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, Saga, 9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga, 10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga, 11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga, 12, $2.99, Image, 53,339

#80 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

#81 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.

#82 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, Izombie, 1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie, 2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie, 28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

#83 SECRET SERVICE (MARVEL 2012) Mini-series by Mark Millar will be turned into a future movie causing some interest and random high sales.

#84 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.

#85 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

#86 BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

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

#88 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.

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

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

#91 WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters. #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant. Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

#92 DREADSTAR #1 (1982) Hype of this character coming to movie theatres drove up demand starting in April 2014.

#93 JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 (DC 2014) Canada variant cover some sales up to $8.00 week of release and sold out immediately at Diamond leading to new Canada variant covers to come out this summer.

#94 24 UNDERGROUND (IDW 2014) 24 tv show new ongoing comic series sold out instantly #1 issues and prices slowly rising.

#95 EVIL EMPIRE (BOOM 2014) #1 Slowly picking up steam and some sales as high as $10.00

#96 SCALPED (DC 2011) #43 was for a while the rumoured first appearance of characters from the new sold out Image title Southern Bastards #1 (2014) and once this became common knowledge prices jumped in late May so far up to $12.00 a copy.

#97 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (MARVEL 2014) 45 different variant covers led the biggest selling comic of the year with a release date of April 30th with 700,000 copies printed. The most demanded variant cover was the promo Gamestop cover hitting a high of $459.00 and an amazing $1,300 for a special limited signed graded edition the day of release.

#98 BUNKER (ONI 2014) #1-2. Reports of a TV show in the works before #1 was even released made this a hot sellout instantly with sales for the regular cover and the 1:10 hitting record sales within days of release. Highest sales so far are $15.00 for regular cover and $19.00 for variant cover. Many retailers were able to sell their copies instantly marked up. #2 was another instant sellout and quickly hit up to $10.00 per copy.

#99 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

#100 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.

OTHER PAST TITLES THAT USED TO BE HOT BUT HAVE COOLED A BIT OR SETTLED IN PRICE THAT RANK BELOW THE TOP 100

FBCD 2014 MOUSE GUARD (ARCHAIA 2014) This free comic book came in hard cover and had huge demand hitting $13.00 the week after it hit stores

FBCD 2014 GIANT SIZED ACTION TESLA AND 3 OTHER COMICS SEALED (RED GIANT ENTERTAINMENT 2014) This free comic book day package was free but sales up to $20.00 the week after it hit stores

FBCD 2014 HIP HOP FAMILY TREE (FANTAGRAPHICS 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $10.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 2000 AD JUDGE DREDD (2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $13.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 ZOMBIE TRAMP (ACTION LAB 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $9.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS (PAPERCUTZ 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $9.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 FUTURES END (DC 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $8.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (ARCHIE 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $7.00 the week it hit stores

FBCD 2014 VALIANT UNIVERSE (FANTAGRAPHICS 2014) This free comic book had huge demand hitting $7.00 the week it hit stores

FIELD (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release at Diamond and some copies selling above cover.

DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each. Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

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.

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.

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 $8.00

BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8 Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $9.99

29, Batman Incorporated, 8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated, 8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

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

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.

LEGENDS #3 (DC 1986) Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet. Prices hit up to $15.00 for this 60 cent book.

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

DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book. I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples. Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.

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.

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.

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

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

FURY OF FIRESTORM #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.

ANNE BONNIE (2014) Promo retailers advance copy selling up to $12.00 in advance of the regular #1 issue that came out in March 2014.

SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 All covers sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Subscription cover most popular a bit above cover.

MAGNETO (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st print run sold out and numerous sales in $5-6 range so far

AUTEUR (ONI 2014) #1 small print run and some interest above cover in sets.

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

RUSH CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1 (BOOM 2014) Rock band drummer Neil Peart wrote his first comic book and sales to non-comic collectors were up to $8.00 immediately even before release online.

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.

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.

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.

RED STAR (IMAGE 2000) Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

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.

BAD ASS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 has sold for $5.00 but the 1:10 variant features a homage to the 1st app of Deadpool in New Mutants #98 and is very popular at $23.00

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.

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, X-Files Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-31 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

ALL CRIME COMICS (2013) Small crime indie title with very small print run has sold out #1 and #2 with above cover sales.

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.

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 West, 1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West, 1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West, 1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West, 2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West, 3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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 Men, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men, 4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men, 5, $2.99, Image, 15,608
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.
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.

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

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

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

27, Nightwing, 4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ZOMBIE ANNIHILATION (SILVER PHOENIX 2013) #1 new Kickstarter small print book selling for double cover and some sellers asking 15x cover.
INCOGNITO (MARVEL ICON 2008) Mini-series with TV/movie rumours recently made copies jump from dormant to $10.00.

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.

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

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
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.

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.
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

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

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

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

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
SUPER #1 (UNLIKELY COMICS 2013) Small kickstarter title with above cover sales.
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.
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
DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show. Immediate increases on #1.
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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

DEVIL’S DOG #1 (2013) New small print run selling about $6.00

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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
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.
ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.
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.
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.
HARBINGER (VALIANT 2012) Some sales a bit above cover.

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

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

SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month
LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.

34, Lazarus, 1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

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

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

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

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

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

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

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 !

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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

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
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

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

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

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

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

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

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 6/25/14

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InvestComics has been posting some awesome pictures from Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on its social media outlets. You MUST go there and check out the pictures that VP Rafael Rosario has been sending our way! He was also at the Special Edition New York Con last weekend and sent a boat load of pictures from there too! More pictures coming. Special thanks to Correspondent Stephanie Bloom, who reported back with some images from Wizard World Philly. Thank you Stephanie!

A quick note, the rumor mill is stirring about Moon Knight making his film debut. InvestComics has been all over this for YEARS with constant mentions of this. Here is a quickie from 2009 from InvestComics if you’d like to take a look; HERE

SupermanOne of the most anticipated Superman comics to come has arrived, Superman (2011 3rd Series) #32. Well, it’ll be here Wednesday, but it’ll be here. The new creative team of writer Geoff Johns and artist John Romita Jr. will be taking the reins. The folks at DC Comics are banking on this to be a huge hit. As well they should! This two are talents here! From all of the previews, it looks like it’s going to be a success. DC is billing the event as John Romita Jr.’s first DC work ever. While that may seem true to the masses, there is one thing that DC won’t tell you, but InvestComics will. Well, DC doesn’t have to say anything because maybe they didn’t give Mr. Romita Jr. a check back in 1994 or 1997 either. You see Mr. Romita Jr. penciled a book called Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights in 1994 that featured that DC character in the title here. So what about 1997 you may ask? Well that one is a better book to discuss. You see, while DC, I guess didn’t give John a check for that 94 book, in 1997 he did a cover for a trade called Crossover Classics. That cover features a John Romita Jr. ……..(ready for this?)…….Superman! Cool right?! So not only is DC’s claim that the new Superman comic coming this Wednesday will be Jr.’s first DC work a bit tainted, but it’s also not the first time he’s drawn Superman professionally. What does this all mean? Well it means that if the new Superman comic heats up, the speculator could probably make a more attractive sale by offering his first true Superman work along with the hot comic. Now if you really want to make some nice cash, here’s what you do. Get either the incentive sketch variant or the incentive variant (the one he’s holding that big rock from crushing him), get them signature series/graded, couple the sale of the trade and your new 9.8 or higher signature series book and you have something very nice that a collector will want. Don’t forget to let them know that InvestComics helped you out with this one…….don’t be selfish.

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death_of_wolverineSticking to the variant/signature series topic for a minute, Savage Hulk (2014) #1 will come with fanfare that seems a bit less than stellar. This shouldn’t deter the speculator from grabbing a possible gem here though. It’s an expensive grab, but one that could pay off. With the hyperbole of the new series comes a very scarce Alex Ross sketch variant. The variant could run you anywhere from $250 – $300 easily. Get an Alex Ross sig with a 9.8 or higher grade and you have a nice turnover here.

A funny thing I ran across while doing research for this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks article. Maybe someone can bring some clarification for me. Wolverine (2014 5th Series) #9 has two covers that appear to be the same, but one claw seems to be broken on one of the covers. The listing for the comic has the broken claw as the regular cover, but then the other variant cover (cover not shown within the solicitations) is done by another artist. It looks like the same artist, same cover, just a broken claw. Are there 3 covers to this comic? Take a look at the covers in this article and you’ll see it’s the same thing minus the claw. Strange……anyway, if anyone is gearing up for the whole Death of Wolverine comic, you may want to pick up the new Wolverine book this week. The end begins here for Logan.

If you know the current market, you know that there is a big comic coming from Image this week. Outcast (2014 Image) #1 is not to be missed. Even if you’re not a fan of Robert Kirkman, the Outcast #1 will be his first horror book since that zombie one that seems a tad successful. Buy this comic.

Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) #3 will continue its hot streak this week with an appearance of the Black Cat and Silk. Who is Silk you say? She was mentioned a while ago in these here articles, but she’s going to bust out in a huge, big, large way by issue Punisher_Batman Superman_variantnumber four. That issue will be her first “official” appearance, but for now we get drips and drabs of her as a girl getting bit by a spider, shooting web, etc. in each issue. In issue number three, we see more of “this girl”. Silk will be a force when she arrives. Be prepared.

The Power Ring will be “all-new” in Justice League (2011) #31, the first appearance of the new Power Ring. The first appearance of Power Ring was back in 1964’s Justice League of America #29.

Adventures of Superman (2013) 2nd Series #14 will feature a Sugar and Spike back story. Sugar and Spike date all the way back to 1956 in their self-titled book, which happens to be their first appearance as well.

Back a year or two or three ago, Alien Legion was on tap to becoming a movie. These days, much of that talk has died down. This Wednesday however, Alien Legion will make its triumphant return in Alien Legion Uncivil War (2014) #1. Since much of the movie talk died down, Alien Legion is readily available for any of the speculators out there. Do yourself a favor and buy the Alien Legion #1 (1984) from Epic Comics because the new book will probably sell out and have all eyes set back on the Alien Legion franchise. In some cases, some of you can find the 1984 comic in the one dollar bins at your local shops.

InvestComics reported the Kickstarter campaign for Mighty Titan a while back. Now we can all bask in the awesomeness of Mighty Titan (2014) #1. Dealing with the harsh realities of cancer as the subject matter here comes a hero. This sold out comic will turn some heads.

Other definite about to be sold out or sold out comics to check out this week are; Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War (2014) #1, Saga (2012 Image) #20, C.O.W.L. #2, 64-Bit Zombie (2014) #1, and Spider-Man Spectacular (2014) #0.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

Comic Broker Report – Speculative Summer Special

Some of these may be easier to find than others.  Some you may have to expand on my own research as is the case with this first one.  Part of the appeal when collecting comics is finding that gem that has yet to be discovered by others.  Enjoy this list but remember you buy comics at your own risk.  Be very careful where you put your money and always do your own research.

Spawn Facts and Illusions VHS Set

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Todd McFarlane has announced one of his properties has studio hopes.  Realizing that all of his creations mostly suck people are speculating on Sam & Twitch.  I tend to agree.  The 26 issue run is quite impressive but they are part of a larger world and appeared first in Spawn 1.  Ok well there goes the idea of a rare first appearance right?  Turns out Spawn 1 was released earlier in this VHS coddball set.  One thing that is pretty cool about it, this little comic was included.  Does it feature Sam & Twitch in any capacity? If so this would supplant Spawn 1 as their first appearance.  Unfortunately these are so rare that I cannot track one down to confirm.  Also the Printing of the included Spawn 1 appears to be no different from the Direct or Newsstand we all know.

For those who think  Haunt should be in the mix too:

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Vertigo Defy

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First appearance of the The Wake and others.  The Wake will eventually be made into a film.  When it does people will realize it was previewed in this throw away.  Lucky for you that knowledge will already be yours!

 

Danger Mouse 1982 Annual

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Ok even I cannot confirm this one but Danger Mouse’s first American Comic appearance is in Count Duckula 3.  He appeared overseas earlier in Annuals and the magazine Look-in.  To my knowledge this issue contains his first printed comics outside of Look-In.  So why should you care?  New shows are coming!

 

What’s Next ( Image )

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So  Rat Queens is hot hot hot!  Personally I’m lukewarm on it.  Don’t get me wrong it has potential but it’s a newbie and that makes me cautious long term despite TV news.   This one is already gaining traction on the back issue market and is similar to The Image Winter Special relationship to the Walking Dead.  It prints a Rat Queens tale that has yet to printed elsewhere.

 

The Intrepids 1,1 ( second Print )

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Interest could spark in all of Mr. Wiebes work.  These are affordable but there is an Emerald City Con Variant which is tougher to track down.

 

Marvel Premiere two-in-one 52  ( First Crossfire )

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Darren Cross is the Ant-Man villain?  Who?  Oh the guy who appeared in fewer issue than Kurse.  Marvel sure loves some obscure antagonists.  Darren first appeared in the already pricey Marvel Premiere 47 & 48 so they should already be on your list.  Since Crossfire is related to Darren Cross he could end up filing a role akin to Crossbones in the Winter Soldier.

Nutty 1

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If the return of Danger Mouse is possible why not Bananaman?

 

 Malignant Man 1-4

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Unfortunately Fox has not picked up a gem.  These  will be tough to track down as it is a few years old and the demand created by it’s limited availability will bump up online prices.    First to market may have already passed by the time you read my article  as news broke days ago.  Sell now if you have em’ but I would invest my time in other bins.

 

IDW 2014 Summer Catalog

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Another preview has a two page spread of V-Wars!  With a show coming this one could explode.

 

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SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 25 2014

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 25 2014

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
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 the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

ALTERNATIVE COMICS
Ritual Three Vile Decay (One Shot), $6.95 – 24 copies

ANTARCTIC PRESS
64-Bit Zombie #1, $3.99 – 27 copies

BLUE JUICE COMICS
Anne Bonnie #2, $3.99 – 13 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Amazing World Of Gumball #1 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99 – 127 copies (covers combined)
Amazing World Of Gumball #1 (Cover B Zachary Sterling), $3.99
Bee And Puppycat #1 (Leslie Hung 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 2,378 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Dream Thief Escape #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 194 copies
Emily And The Strangers Breaking The Record #1 (Of 3), $3.99 – 184 copies
Goon One For The Road (One Shot), $3.50 – 307 copies

DC COMICS
Aquaman #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 848 copies
Batman #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 703 copies
Catwoman #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 742 copies
Flash #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 458 copies
Harley Quinn #0 (Director’s Cut), $4.99 – 2,500 copies
Justice League Dark #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 567 copies
Larfleeze #12 (Final Issue), $2.99 – 81 copies
Superman #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 1,663 copies
Superman Doomed #1 (One Shot)(Ken Lashley 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $4.99 – 2,901 copies

HOW I MADE THE WORLD COMICS
How I Made The World (One Shot), $2.95 – 40 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99 – 34 copies (covers combined)
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Derek Charm), $3.99
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #1 (Of 6)(Cover SUB Troy Little), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Transformers Spotlight Drift (Director’s Cut)(Cover A Livio Ramondelli), $4.99 – 28 copies
V-Wars #1 (Ryan Brown 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 632 copies

IMAGE COMICS
C.O.W.L. #1 (Trevor McCarthy 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – 2,076 copies
C.O.W.L. #2, $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Dream Police #3, $2.99 – 14 copies
Invincible #112, $2.99 – 38 copies
Outcast By Kirkman And Azaceta #1, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Saga #20, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Trees #2, $2.99 – 236 copies

MARVEL COMICS
New Avengers Annual #1, $4.99 – 252 copies
Savage Hulk #1 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $3.99 – 222 copies
Spider-Man Spectacular #1, $4.99 – 35 copies

REBELLION
Brass Sun #2 (Of 6), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

RED ANVIL
Mighty Titan #1, $3.99 – 19 copies

TITAN PUBLISHING
Alien Legion Uncivil War #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 115 copies
Ordinary #2 (Of 3), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

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

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!

Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com

Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 6/18/14

Important note here first:

ALL InvestComics material within the weekly Hot Picks is 100% authentic and original. If you see anything mentioned on the internet or on social media that is written here, it came from HERE. This article is from a pure speculation vantage point and is not researched, read about, and or borrowed from ANY website or social media outlet. Every thought, every recommendation, every prediction, every gain, every loss, everything is InvestComics. So when I inform you to buy up Namor comics a few months ago (In January – InvestComics Hot Picks #304), I had no idea that an article(s) would pop up regarding a possible Namor movie recently. Read the reasoning behind the speculation and you’ll understand that I am as authentic as they come. And then in the InvestComics #316 article it reads “…….Like Namor, yeah Namor. He’s going to be some sort of a factor. Be it now or in the not so distant future, but watch out for him. I’ve mentioned this before. This is a gut. Who knows…….?”  Namor was recommended a few more times after that and even before that too, so for those who ignored it, no biggie, you still have plenty of time before Marvel makes the official announcement whenever that may be (years).  You see, InvestComics is setting trends, breaking ground, making the “big guys”…….the “big” comic book websites take notice. Would they ever give credit where it’s due? No way. That would be too noble and unfortunately not everyone is as honest as I am. The aforementioned character is only a recent example of a plethora of characters I have speculated on and many, many of them have come to fruition, thus making some serious profits for speculators that have followed the website since its inception in 2005. More often than not these days there is another website or person taking credit from this article. Give kudos, give references, give the credit where it is due.

InvestComics is bucking the trend, setting the trend, altering the market if you will.  Even the latest Facebook group we are generating buzz – Investing in Comic books 101 (IC Poet Society) – right HERE. Speaking of buzz, we are on BuzzFeed, Yahoo, GPAnalysis (On site rss feed/Membership email blast), MyComicShop (weekly email blast), ComicWow, and countless others.

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Have you heard that Daredevil will be coming to a television screen near you soon? That’s if you’re buying into Netflix of course. And of course you knew about Daredevil, but what about his rouge gallery? He has a few you should definitely have those in your collection by now. Typhoid Mary is still affordable and that should without a doubt be picked up. She first appeared in Daredevil #254 (1988). On the more expensive side you can and should always buy Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1967) whenever you have a chance. Never pass up the Kingpin’s first appearance. Especially since Marvel/Netflix just announced the person for that role on the television show. No matter really, Amazing Spidey #50 is a winner with or without that show coming on.  So then you have Daredevil (2014 4th Series) #4 coming out this week. This issue will focus on the all new villain The Owl. This villain will probably and most likely appear on the Netflix show as well. Check out the Owl’s first appearance in Daredevil #3 (1964). The new Daredevil issue this Wednesday will also bring Foggy Nelson into the equation. Will Foggy be a part of the new show too? Probably, but you’ll have to fork down some serious dough to get his first appearance because it just so happens to be the first appearance of Matt Murdock himself in Daredevil #1 (1964). Like in the case of the Amazing Spider-Man #50 issue though, Daredevil #1 will always be in the buy market.

Batwoman (2011 2nd Series) #32 will bring Nocturna front and center in the new 52 universe. And just in case you’re wondering; Nocturna’s first appearance is in Detective Comics #529 (1983).

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There is one knockout punch coming from Image Comics this week that you need to get and have fun with in the aftermarket; Wicked and Divine (2014) #1. The comic is completely sold out across the board. Regular and variants are sold out. So get em’ while they’re hot. MPH (2014 Image) #2 variants are gone. Look for second prints on this comic to follow soon.

1870697 1867874IDW will be in the black this new comic book day. Star Trek City on the Edge of Forever (2014) #1 is sold out and the Winterworld (2014 IDW) #1 variants are gone. Soon too will be the regular cover.  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star in an all new series; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles In Time (2014) #1. Sales look strong on this comic right now.

Dynamite Entertainment are showing some very strong sales with Doodle Jump (2014) #1. Doodle will most likely be sold out soon after its release.

Marvel promises to name a character from its’ 48 year history in Silver Surfer (2014 5th Series) #3. What does this mean exactly? Your guess is as good as mine, I have no idea.

Other debut comics to check out this week; Thomas Alsop (2014) #1, Regular Show (2013 Kaboom) Annual #1, Fathom (2013 Aspen 5th Series) Annual #1, and Wonderland Age of Darkness (2014) #1.

 

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Diamond Announces Top Products For May 2014

Diamond Announces Top Products For May 2014

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 13, 2014) — The murder of the Watcher drew Earth’s heroes to the Moon’s surface and prompted an investigation to find the perpetrator in Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato, Jr.’s Original Sin #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of May 2014 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics had four titles place among the month’s top ten best-selling comics. DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten, led by Batman #31 at #4. Also in the top ten was Image Comics with The Walking Dead #127 at #8.

Marvel Comics was May’s top publisher with a 34.38% dollar market share and a 36.46% unit market share. DC Entertainment was second with a 30.04% dollar share and 33.52% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 8.86% dollar share, followed by IDW Publishing at 6.38% and Dark Horse Comics at 5.96%. Sales overall slipped in May, a four-week month, when compared to April with its five shipping weeks.

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are revisiting Batman’s origins in the “Zero Year” storyline, and the collected edition of the first story arc — Batman Volume 4: Zero Year: Secret City — from DC Entertainment was May’s best-selling graphic novel and one of the publisher’s four in the top ten. Also notable, Image Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Rick Remender Matteo Scalera’s Black Science Volume 1: How to Fall Forever at #3. Additionally, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy In Hell Volume 1: Descent from Dark Horse Comics ranked #7.

Released to coincide with the new Transformers: Age of Extinction film, Running Press’ Transformers: Light-Up Optimus Prime Bust & Book Set was May’s best-selling book. Dark Horse Comics’ Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia continued its run as a best-seller as the month’s #2 best-selling book.

DC Collectibles launched a new action figure line in May with the DC Comics Designer Series 1: Greg Capullo Figures, and the Batman figure from the line was the month’s best-selling toy product. All four figures from the line were among the top ten, and DC Collectibles had five of the month’s top ten products.

NECA/WizKids newest expansion for the Marvel HeroClix game, the Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool Booster Brick, was May’s best-selling games product. April’s top selling product, USAopoly’s Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition, dropped to #5 in May.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

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MARVEL COMICS

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DC COMICS

30.04%

33.52%

IMAGE COMICS

8.86%

9.96%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.38%

4.18%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.96%

5.50%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.30%

2.29%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.97%

1.84%

AVATAR PRESS

1.03%

0.88%

RANDOM HOUSE

0.88%

0.23%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

0.81%

0.84%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.39%

4.31%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC COMICS

87

30

0

117

MARVEL COMICS

74

38

0

112

IDW PUBLISHING

45

21

0

66

IMAGE COMICS

54

11

0

65

DARK HORSE COMICS

36

23

0

59

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

35

1

0

36

BOOM! STUDIOS

20

7

0

27

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

13

2

0

15

RANDOM HOUSE

0

14

0

14

AVATAR PRESS

8

1

0

9

OTHER

55

98

18

171

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

MAY 2014 VS. APRIL 2014

COMICS

-10.72%

-7.35%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-10.24%

-19.32%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-10.57%

-8.41%

MAY 2014 VS. MAY 2013

COMICS

-2.01%

-6.00%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-9.47%

-15.27%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-4.52%

-6.79%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013

COMICS

-1.13%

-6.72%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

1.96%

4.54%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-0.16%

-5.85%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ORIGINAL SIN #1

$4.99

MAR140615-M MAR

2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2

$3.99

MAR140641-M MAR

3

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1

$3.99

MAR140638-M MAR

4

BATMAN #31

$3.99

MAR140212-M DC

5

FOREVER EVIL #7

$4.99

JAN140237-M DC

6

ORIGINAL SIN #2

$3.99

MAR140627-M MAR

7

JUSTICE LEAGUE #30

$3.99

FEB140149-M DC

8

The WALKING DEAD #127 (MR)

$2.99

MAR140520 IMA

9

NEW 52 FUTURES END #1 [*]

$2.99

MAR140164-M DC

10

BATMAN ETERNAL #5 [*]

$2.99

MAR140208 DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN VOLUME 4: ZERO YEAR: SECRET CITY HC (N52)

$24.99

JAN140342 DC

2

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

$16.99

FEB140248 DC

3

BLACK SCIENCE VOL. 1: HOW TO FALL FOREVER TP (MR)

$9.99

MAR140535 IMA

4

X-MEN: NO MORE HUMANS HC

$24.99

JAN140780 MAR

5

BLACK CANARY AND ZATANNA: BLOODSPELL HC

$22.99

JAN140326 DC

6

MANIFEST DESTINY VOLUME 1 TP

$9.99

MAR140546 IMA

7

HELLBOY IN HELL VOLUME 1: DESCENT TP

$17.99

JAN140125 DAR

8

SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)

$14.99

JAN140556 IMA

9

MANHATTAN PROJECTS VOL. 4: FOUR DISCIPLINES TP

$14.99

FEB140529 IMA

10

GODZILLA: AWAKENING HC

$19.99

FEB140325 DC

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

TRANSFORMERS: LIGHT-UP OPTIMUS PRIME BUST & BOOK

$12.95

FEB141599 RUN

2

LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC

$34.99

SEP120055 DAR

3

GODZILLA: LIGHT & SOUND MINIATURE BOOK KIT

$12.95

JAN141512 RUN

4

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 84 SC

$14.95

MAR141577 SAN

5

DOCTOR WHO: WHEN’S THE DOCTOR SC

$7.99

DEC131415 PEN

6

DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 74 SC

$14.95

FEB141624 SAN

7

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS HC

$14.95

MAY131497 RAN

8

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST PROSE NOVEL HC

$24.99

FEB140834 MAR

9

AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES 1965-1969 HC

$41.95

DEC131299 TWO

10

ART OF NEIL GAIMAN: A VISUAL BIOGRAPHY HC

$39.99

MAR141568 HAR

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1 BY CAPULLO: BATMAN FIGURE NOV130284 DC

2

DC COMICS: NEW 52 JUSTICE LEAGUE 7-PACK BOX SET NOV138235 DC

3

MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGURE MAR101468 DST

4

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1 BY CAPULLO: TALON FIGURE NOV130285 DC

5

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1 BY CAPULLO: RIDDLER FIGURE NOV130287 DC

6

DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI: BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE JUL138153 SQU

7

DC COMICS: NIGHTWING “NEW 52” ARTFX+ STATUE NOV132034 KOT

8

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1 BY CAPULLO: NIGHTWING FIGURE NOV130286 DC

9

X-FORCE: PSYLOCKE FINE ART STATUE OCT132007 KOT

10

ROBOCOP “1987 VERSION” PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE NOV132163 SQU

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL HEROCLIX: DEADPOOL BOOSTER BRICK FEB142557 NEC

2

MARVEL HEROCLIX: X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST BOOSTERS FEB142560 NEC

3

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: JOURNEY INTO NYX BOOSTERS MAR142420 WIZ

4

MARVEL HEROCLIX: X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: SENTINEL PACK FEB142561 NEC

5

MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128266 USA

6

DC HEROCLIX: WAR OF LIGHT: SINESTRO CORPS WAR SCENARIO PACK MAR142427 NEC

7

RISK: DOCTOR WHO COLLECTOR’S EDITION MAR142418 USA

8

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: JOURNEY INTO NYX FAT PACK MAR142422 WIZ

9

ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS: FOR THE GLORY BOOSTERS FEB148253 CRY

10

MARVEL HEROCLIX: DEADPOOL: THUNDERBOLTS FAST FORCES PACK FEB142559 NEC

 

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Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. The account base includes brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, Internet merchants, and other specialty stores.

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.

The count of new titles shipped includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

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Diamond Announces 2014 SDCC Exclusives

Diamond is offering 22 extremely limited exclusives for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 23-27), including a couple of comics with custom covers that celebrate San Diego, an X-Men comic with a Days of Future Past Minimate cover, and the first PREVIEWS exclusives for San Diego from DC Comics and DC Collectibles!

For a complete list of SDCC exclusives make sure you visit the Diamond PREVIEWSworld Booth #2401.

2014 Diamond SDCC Exclusives

EXTINCTION PARADE: WAR #1 (MR) – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Max Brooks (A/CA) Raulo Caceres

Max Brooks returns to the frightening world of zombies versus vampires in his groundbreaking follow up series: Extinction Parade: War! The subdead were always a joke to the aristocratic vampire race. Just a speck on the radar of their immortal lives, nothing worth even a moment’s notice in their quest for self-gratification through the veins of their host, the human race. But at last they have been pulled from their ignorance into the reality of the world. The human race is facing extinction and should they succumb so too shall the vampires disappear beneath the waves of rotting walking dead. Extinction Parade: War opens the doors to the next violent chapter in Brooks’ epic tale with an oversized issue starting the all-out battle for the survival of the races! This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 2,000 copies.

ADVENTURE TIME #30 – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Ryan North (A) Liz Prince, Carey Pietsch, Rebecca Tobin, Yumi Sakugawa, Jon Vermilyea (CA) A: Mike Holmes; B: Nick Iluzada Subscription Cover

It’s a rad stand­alone Zine Special! Enjoy this crazy special as the citizens of Ooo create their own zines to share. Marceline has a lot to say about her music, Peppermint Butler has a few life tips for anyone who will listen (and everyone should listen), and Finn creates his very first journal comic. A sick homage to DIY and mini­comics culture printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a zine from the Adventure Time gang!This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 copies.

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #47 – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Sholly Fisch (A) Dave Alvarez  (CA) Scott Neely

In this issue, Velma enters a tournament of her favorite competitive trading card game. But when the Monsters from the game show up in real life, it’s up to the rest of the gang to save the day! LIMITED TO 5,000 COPIES!

TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE #1 – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Tom Scioli & John Barber (A) Tom Scioli

SPACE WAR I! Earth makes contact with an alien race — and G.I. JOE is on the front lines of first contact! But when the TRANSFORMERS arrive — their version of “peace” does not match our own! This SDCC 2014 edition is available for purchase in 2 limited versions: Covers A and B are limited to 3,000 copies each, and the Incentive Cover C Wraparound version is limited to 600 copies.

BLACK SCIENCE #7 – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Rick Remender (A/C) Matteo Scalera & Dean White

The second arc of the smash sci-fi hit begins here! The mystery of the onion’s truth unfolds the deeper one travels. The mythology of the Eververse unveils new truths and new dangers. The team is hurled to a seemingly alien world that holds the key to their true purpose. For what is magic but science that we don’t yet understand? This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 copies.

ROCKET RACCOON #1 SKOTTIE YOUNG B&W VARIANT – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W/A) Skottie Young

As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of galactic battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a protector of the innocent, a heartthrob to the many intergalactic female species and now — a raccoon on the run?! (I’m sorry, I’m sorry, a “formidable-and-expert-Guardian” on the run. Rocket is NOT a raccoon, okay?) Rocket’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may soon be a thing of the past when he becomes a wanted man — and the authorities are not the only one on his tail! (We’ll definitely be overusing that pun!) Superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game as writer and artist on the series we’ve been waiting decades for. Because let’s be real, this is the only Guardian of the Galaxy you actually care about. Am I right? This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 5,000 copies.

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 B&W VARIANT – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Peter David (A) William Sliney

All-new series from the pages of Amazing Spider-Man! Miguel O’Hara is Spider-Man in the year 2099 but he’s currently stuck in the year 2014. He was stranded here by his father who is the head of an evil corporation called Alchemax in 2099. But in 2014, Alechmax has just been formed and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! You’d think being a man out of time would make you a man without enemies, but Spider-Man 2099 is about to discover that he’s not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow, one that might be ensured by The Adjustor eliminating Miguel from the time stream altogether!This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 4,000 copies.

THE LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #1 SKOTTIE YOUNG B&W VARIANT – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Paco Medina

A brand new series from Sam Humphries and Paco Medina! In this exciting first issue, Peter Quill battles the Badoon, fights to save an orphanage, and still finds time for some flirting with Kitty Pryde — but it’s all in a day’s work for the Star-Lord! This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 5,000 copies.

UNCANNY X-MEN #23 MINIMATES VARIANT – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Kris Anka

An Original Sin tie-in! Charles Xavier’s last will and testament is discovered. But is something concealed within the pages that might be the X-Men’s ultimate undoing? This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 5,000 copies.


DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1 – SDCC 2014 EDITION

(W) Nick Abadzis (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Alice X Zhang

This diptych variant cover by artist Brian Williamson (Torchwood, Gabba Gabba Hey! The Graphic Story of the Ramones) has been created especially for Diamond and features the Tenth Doctor and the Eleventh Doctor in front of the San Diego Gaslamp District. Day turns to night, and the SDCC crowds turn monstrous in this pair of interlinked variants! In this issue:The tenth Doctor is back, in an all-new ongoing series! Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York laundrette, dreaming of college and bigger, better, and brighter things. So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations, talking about an infestation of psychic aliens, she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands. After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong — if she survives the night! This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 copies.

 

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1 – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Al Ewing, Rob Williams (A) Simon Fraser (CA) Alice X Zhang

This diptych variant cover by artist Brian Williamson (Torchwood, Gabba Gabba Hey! The Graphic Story of the Ramones) has been created especially for Diamond and features the Tenth Doctor and the Eleventh Doctor in front of the San Diego Gaslamp District. Day turns to night, and the SDCC crowds turn monstrous in this pair of interlinked variants! In this issue: The eleventh Doctor returns in an all-new ongoing series, with a time-twisting leap into the unknown! Geronimo! Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life. But what does a grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien time traveler, and a terrifying cosmic threat? In the wake of the second Big Bang, discover what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around! Plus, every issue includes a “Titans” strip and a brand-new humor strip. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 copies.

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY: HARLEY QUINN STATUE – SDCC 2014 EDITION

What’s black and white and red all over? This beautiful new statue based on Arkham City’s Harley Quinn! Harley’s stunning design and edgy new costume is perfectly complimented by the statue’s minimalist color scheme, so order one today before it’s too late! This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box. Sculpted by Jack Mathews, the statue measures approximately 9.25″ tall. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,000 pieces.

GODZILLA: BURNING GODZILLA SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE VINYL BUST BANK

A Diamond Select Toys Release!
 Sculpted by Gentle Giant! Godzilla is more than just a giant lizard – he’s also a walking nuclear reactor! This new, limited-edition vinyl bank of the King of All Monsters depicts him as he appeared in 1995’s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, when his atomic heart began to overheat. With an all-new black-and-orange color scheme, this 8-inch bust bank features collectible-quailty paint applications, as well as a coin slot on his back and an access door in the base. Packaged in a clear polybag. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,000 pieces.

MARVEL MINIMATES: X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST COMIC SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE BOX SET

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Designed by Art Asylum! The newest X-Men movie is blowing minds and setting records with its time-travel storyline, and now DST is going back in time to 1981! That’s when the original “Days of Future Past” story line came out in Uncanny X-Men, and this 4-pack of Minimates captures four of the storyline’s most important characters! Future WolverineFuture Kitty PrydeMystique, and aFuture Sentinel each stand 2 inches tall and feature interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 pieces.

SIN CITY SELECT: BLOODY MARV SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE ACTION FIGURE

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! With a new line of figures based on the groundbreaking film hitting stores soon, DST is pleased to present their limited-edition exclusive Sin Cityfigure for SDCC: Bloody Marv! This version of Marv features a unique paint scheme, with a bright red spatter of blood standing out against his black-and-white face and clothes. Marv also comes packaged with a sculpted diorama display base and a variety of deadly accessories he’ll need on the streets of Sin City, all packaged in the famous Select display packaging, complete with spine reference artwork. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,300 pieces.

STAR WARS: SPIRIT YODA SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE QUARTER SCALE VINYL BANK

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson! Toys, exclusives… a Jedi craves these things! DST’s 7-inch Yoda bank returns in spirit form, as a translucent blue vinyl figure exclusively available at SDCC! In scale that matches previously released Ultimate Quarter Scale action figures and banks, this new limited edition of the original Yoda bank includes a separate cane accessory, and has a coin slot on the back as well as an access door in the base. Packaged in a clear polybag. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,500 pieces.

THE WALKING DEAD MINIMATES: DAYS GONE BYE B&W SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE BOX SET

A Diamond Select Toys Release!
 Designed by Art Asylum! The Walking Dead has reached its 125th issue, and is still one of the top-selling comic books in America! DST is commemorating the anniversary with a four-pack of key characters and zombies as they appeared in the very first story arc, “Days Gone Bye.” Rick,ShaneGlenn, and a Zombie all appear for the first time in glorious black-and-white, just like the comic book! Each fully poseable Minimate mini-figure stands 2 inches tall and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 pieces.

POP! DC HEROES: DEATHSTROKE “UNMASKED” VINYL FIGURE – SDCC 2014 EDITION

Longtime Teen Titans arch-villain and current foil to TV’s Arrow, Deathstroke, is captured as this cute POP! vinyl figure, available in a new “Unmasked” version exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Funko’s POP! vinyl figures stand 3 3/4 inches tall and feature a unique urban and stylized design that have made them fan-favorites. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,500 pieces.

SDCC 2014 DC SUPER POWERS: GREEN LANTERN BE@BRICK – SDCC 2014 EDITION

From MEDICOM TOY! In brightest day, in blackest night, the Green Lantern Be@rbrick shall not escape your sight! Available exclusively at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014, this 2” tall figure features Medicom’s Be@rbrick platform redone in a Green Lantern uniform. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,500 pieces.


SDCC 2014 DC SUPER POWERS: THE JOKER BE@RBRICK – SDCC 2014 EDITION

From MEDICOM TOY! Gotham City’s Clown Prince of Crime joins Medicom’s fan-favorite Be@rbrick line in a new piece exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con 2014! This figure stands roughly 2” tall and gives The Joker a makeover in Medicom’s Be@rbrick platform. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,500 pieces.

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 18 2014

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 18 2014

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
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 the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

ASPEN COMICS
Fathom Annual #1, $5.99 – 54 copies

BOHEMIAN PRESS
Piggy’s Tale #2 (Of 4), $2.99 -2 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Last Broadcast #2 (Of 7)(Cover A Gabriel Lumazark), $3.99 – 145 copies
Regular Show 2014 Annual #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Allison Strejlau), $4.99 – 188 copies
Thomas Alsop #1 (Of 8)(Cover A Palle Schmit), $3.99 – 83 copies
Woods #1 (Michael Dialynas 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 2,550 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Eye Of Newt #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 223 copies
Strain #1 (#1 for $1 Edition), $1.00 – 205 copies
Witchfinder The Mysteries Of Unland #1 (Of 5), $3.50 – 316 copies

DC COMICS
Batman And Ra’s Al Ghul #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 732 copies
Batwoman #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 632 copies
Harley Quinn #7 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 3,333 copies
Red Hood And The Outlaws #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 798 copies
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(Blank Variant Cover), $4.99 – 4,078 copies
Wonder Woman #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 345 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Doodle Jump Comics #1 (Of 6)(Blank Authentix Variant Cover), $3.99 – 18 copies
Doodle Jump Comics #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Meredith Gran), $3.99 – 34 copies
Doodle Jump Comics #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Steve Uy), $3.99 – 32 copies
Doodle Jump Comics #1 (Of 6)(Cover C James Silvani), $3.99 – 33 copies
Doodle Jump Comics #1 (Of 6)(Steve Uy Video Game Homage Variant Cover), $3.99 – 37 copies
Red Sonja Sanctuary (One Shot)(Sergio Fernandez Davila Regular Cover), $4.99 – 57 copies
Twilight Zone Annual 2014 (Roberto Castro Regular Cover), $7.99 – 187 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
Judge Dredd Mega-City Two #1 (Director’s Cut)(Cover A Ulises Farinas), $4.99 – 18 copies
Kill Shakespeare The Mask Of Night #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Andy Belanger), $3.99 – 91 copies
Kill Shakespeare The Mask Of Night #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB J.K. Woodward), $3.99 – 38 copies
Star Trek Harlan Ellison’s The City On The Edge Of Forever The Original Teleplay #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Juan Ortiz), $3.99 – 15 copies
Star Trek Harlan Ellison’s The City On The Edge Of Forever The Original Teleplay #1 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Paul Shipper), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Starstruck Treasury Edition (Cover A Michael Wm. Kaluta), $9.99 – 32 copies
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles In Time #1 (Of 4)(Cover A David Petersen), $3.99 – 99 copies
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles In Time #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Ross Campbell), $3.99 – 69 copies
V-Wars #3 (Cover A Ryan Brown), $3.99 – 129 copies
V-Wars #3 (Cover SUB Kevin Eastman), $3.99 – 20 copies
Winterworld #1 (Cover A Butch Guice), $3.99 – 96 copies
Winterworld #1 (Cover SUB Jorge Zaffino), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS
MPH #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Duncan Fegredo), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
MPH #2 (Of 5)(Cover B Eric Canete), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
MPH #2 (Of 5)(Cover C Leinil Francis Yu), $2.99 – 53 copies
MPH #2 (Of 5)(Cover D Leinil Francis Yu), $2.99 – 47 copies
Sex Criminals #6, $3.50 – 91 copies
Wicked + The Divine #1 (Cover A Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Wicked + The Divine #1 (Cover B Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Wicked + The Divine #1 (Cover C Bryan Lee O’Malley), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Age Of Darkness (One Shot)(Cover A Anthony Spay), $5.99 – 18 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Age Of Darkness (One Shot)(Cover B Ted Hammond), $5.99 – 37 copies
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Age Of Darkness (One Shot)(Cover C Tina Valentino), $5.99 – 30 copies

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

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!

Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com

Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 6/11/14

45523_20060706171832_large 60519_20061024153042_largeThere are a total of thirteen plus number one comics to touch on this week. Out of the thirteen, only two are emerging as victors in the sold out department. Check out Red City (2014) #1 and Wildfire (2014 Image) #1. Both from…..you guessed it, Image Comics. So without question, these comics are on the must list for the speculator this week. Avatar Press’ Dicks End of Time #1 is on the verge of a sell out too. The crazy variant looks like it will go first before the regular cover.

Other number one issues to not sleep on; Image Comics’ That’s Because You’re a Robot (2014) #1. This comic looks like a fun interesting ride. The number one selling mobile app ever gets its own comic book; Angry Birds Comics (2014) #1. Will the status of being the app champion equate to dominate within the comic book genre? This investor doesn’t see it, but I have been wrong before and stranger things have happened.

The new Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) #1.2 will focus on a new character named Clash.

Valiant’s first ever huge crossover event will officially begin in Armor Hunters (2014 Valiant) #1. With top notch creators Doug Braithwaite and Robert Venditti at the helm, look for a fantastic story with awesome artwork and some sell outs along the way.

89332_20070411185021_large 1867184A dark new epic comic comes from Dynamite this week; Blood Queen (2014 Dynamite) #1. This number one issue is showing some nice sales thus far. The Ale Garza variant is a nice one too. Check it out in the gallery here.

The Godzilla movie has created a buzz. The craze seems to have spilled over to the comic book lure a bit. IDW showing some very strong sales on Godzilla The IDW Era (2014 IDW) #1. Look for a possible second print on that one shortly.

DC Comics releases Infinity Man and the Forever People (2014) #1 this Wednesday. A good story line and some good character development may push this series to a heighten interest. Infinity Man and the Forever People first appeared courtesy of the legend himself Jack “King” Kirby in Forever People #1 (1971). Although one member of Forever People did first appear in the 1988 Forever People #1, that being Maya. Always a wise decision to get first appearances from the legend Jack “King” Kirby. Nuff said.

ScreenHunter_374 Jun. 06 21.35 ScreenHunter_374 Jun. 06 21.33A few weeks ago InvestComics alerted all speculators that IF, that’s IF the hand to hand combat comics were to take off that Shang-Chi would be a good place to start hoarding. This Wednesday in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (2014) #2 The Daughters of The Dragon make an appearance. Probably no big deal, but their first appearance however is. Check out The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #32 from 1977. In there you will find a short story introducing “The Daughters” written by Chris Claremont. How cool is that? The guidelines that applied to Jack Kirby earlier applies here too.

While we’re on topic talking about first appearances, check out X (2013 Dark Horse) #14. Not only does InvestComics endorse this comic as a comic to keep an eye on, but the new issue will bring a “game changing” villain to the fray. Keep the X close to the vest. It may breakout one day. I went on extensively about the potential of X back in April 2013 (InvestComics Hot Picks #264) and in May of 2013 (InvestComics Hot Picks #268). Click either one of the red links to check it out. Very high on the character back then, still am.

1880891Rounding out the week; Empty Man (2014) #1. Mr. “Sixth Gun” himself Cullen Bunn brings this new series to Boom Studios. Disney character gets its own series; Figment (2014) #1. Bravest Warriors Impossibear Special (2014) #1 from Boom Studios looks like a fun time.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 11 2014

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 11 2014

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
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 the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

AVATAR PRESS
Dicks End Of Time #1 (John McCrea Regular Cover), $3.99 – 68 copies
Dicks End Of Time #1 (John McCrea Offensive Cover), $3.99 – 38 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Bee And Puppycat #2 (Cover A Natasha Allegri), $3.99 – 223 copies covers combined
Bee And Puppycat #2 (Cover B Zac Gorman), $3.99
Bravest Warriors 2014 Impossibear Special #1 (Cover A Ian McGinty), $4.99 – 171 copies
Dead Letters #3 (Cover A Chris Visions), $3.99 – 177 copies
Empty Man #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Vanesa R. Del Rey), $3.99 – 267 copies
Lumberjanes #1 (Chrystin Garland 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 1,217 copies
Lumberjanes #3 (Cover A Noelle Stevenson), $3.99 – 162 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Edgar Allan Poe’s Morella And The Murders In The Rue Morgue (One Shot), $3.99 – 194 copies

DC COMICS
Batgirl #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 394 copies
Detective Comics #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 190 copies
Green Lantern Corps #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 341 copies
Infinity Man And The Forever People #1 (Keith Giffen & Scott Koblish Regular Cover), $2.99 – 232 copies
Justice League United #2 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 693 copies
Justice League United #2 (Mike McKone Justice League Canada Variant Cover), AR – 1,450 copies
Superman Wonder Woman #9 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR – 444 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Blood Queen #1 (Blank Authentix Variant Cover), $3.99 – 29 copies
Blood Queen #1 (Cover A Jay Anacleto), $3.99 – 93 copies
Blood Queen #1 (Cover B Ale Garza), $3.99 – 49 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
Angry Birds Comics #1 (Cover A Paco Rodriques), $3.99 – 261 copies
Angry Birds Comics #1 (Cover SUB Pilot Studio), $3.99 – 72 copies
Godzilla The IDW Era #1 (Cover A Matt Frank), $3.99 – 20 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Manifest Destiny #7 (Cover A Matthew Roberts & Owen Gieni), $2.99 – 163 copies
Manifest Destiny #7 (Cover B Marc Silvestri & Todd McFarlane), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Real Heroes #3, $3.99 – 21 copies
Red City #1, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Shutter #3, $3.50 – 1 copy
Tales Of Honor #3 (Cover A Sang-Il Jeong), $2.99 – 9 copies
Tales Of Honor #3 (Cover B Stejpan Sejic), $2.99 – 4 copies
That’s Because You’re A Robot (One Shot), $3.99 – 131 copies
Walking Dead #127 (Charlie Adlard 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 1,992 copies
Walking Dead #128, $2.99 – 69 copies
Wildfire #1 (Cover A Linda Sejic), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Wildfire #1 (Cover B Stjepan Sejic), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

INSIGHT EDITIONS
Planet Of The Apes Saga The Poster Collection SC, $24.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
Figment #1 (Of 5)(John Tyler Christopher Regular Cover), $3.99 – 205 copies
Original Sins #1 (Of 5), $3.99 – 211 copies
Uncanny X-Men Special #1 (Gary Choo Regular Cover), $4.99 – 213 copies
United States Of Murder Inc #2 (Michael Avon Oeming Regular Cover), $3.99 – 116 copies

MOONSTONE
Sheena #2 (Cover A Jake Minor), $3.99 – 30 copies covers combined
Sheena #2 (Cover B Brittany Jackson), $3.99
Sheena #2 (Cover C Jim Silke), $3.99

POP! GOES THE ICON
San Hannibal #2 (Of 5), $2.99 – 7 copies

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Armor Hunters #1 (Of 4)(Blank Variant Cover), $3.99 – 65 copies
Armor Hunters #1 (Of 4)(Jorge Molina Regular Cover), $3.99 – 164 copies

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

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!

Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com

Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

Apocalypse Checklist

 

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Uncanny 332 ( first Ozymandias )

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I doubt you will see an Age of Apocalypse film without this guy!

 

Marvel GN 17 ( First Apocalypse )

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Though unnamed in the GN it looks like this is Apocalypse’s first appearance.  Will this retcon catch on?  If it does this one will skyrocket.

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Rise of Apocalypse 1-4

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This mini is already selling for decent money.

 

Uncanny 376

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Uncanny X-Men 221 (First Mr. Sinister)

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Mr. Sinister is a fan favorite  and central to the AOA plot.  Grab this one now if your lucky enough to find it in high grade.

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X-force 37 (Apocalypse gains entry into the Celestial ship)

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Any comic that sheds light on the origin of the world’s oldest mutant should jump in price.  In this case we get a glimpse into Apocalypse’s quest for power.  It’s a small tidbit but key to understanding the goals of a powerful mutant.

 

New Mutants 25 ( First David Haller/Legion ) New Mutants #26 ( first on cover )

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Bringing Apocalypse into the cinematic universe is a smart move.  Leading the next film into the AOA storyline would be wise too.   Sony like to adapt stories from the comics so Prof X’s son could be used and that means a whole host of comics will heat up on the back issue market.

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X-Men 41 – Legion Quest (First Earth-295/AOA )

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X-Factor 23 ( first Archangel )

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Everyone should have a copy of X-Factor 24. Simonson’s cover is still impressive all these years later and hey it’s the first appearance of Warren as Archangel right?  Nope.  He appeared in issue 23, in full and wasn’t named for many issues later.  This scenario reminds me of New Mutants 86/87.  Cable appears at the end of issue 86 but because of the iconic cover for issue 87 the actual first appearance isn’t noted.

 

X-Men 95 ( Identity of Death Revealed )

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At this point we do not know who the Horsemen will be.  I would like to see the original horsemen used but Fox likes to tweak the stories making Wolverine the central character.  If the do use him as Death I would want to own this one.

 

X-Men Unlimited 10

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Dark Beast replaces Beast.  I remember a few characters who became quite popular during the AOA run.  Dark Beast was one of them.

 

Uncanny X-Men 317 ( Red Stripe )

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She appears to be one of the more popular characters in the new film.  The enhanced cover is easy to find.  This one is a little more difficult.

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X-Men Poster Magazine 4 ( First AOA Blink/ Dark Beast )

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Unlike Bishop Blink was great in Days of Future Past!

This one is super rare and could be the first appearance of the AOA Blink and Dark Beast.  I am working to confirm the date of release on this but if you collect AOA related comics you should enjoy the hunt on this one.  It’s not going to be easy.

 

Tales from the AOA 2

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I have mentioned this one before.  Why?  First published work by Brian k. Vaughan!

 

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Age of Apocalypse – Reading Order

Legion Quest
0) Uncanny X-Men #319: Untapped Potential
1) X-Factor #109: The Waking
2) Uncanny X-Men #320: The Son Rises In The East
3) X-Men #40: The Killing Time
4) Uncanny X-Men #321: Auld Lang Syne
5) Cable #20: An Hour Of Last Things
6) X-Men #41: Dreams Die

Origins
1) X-Men Chronicles #1: Origins
2) X-Man Annual #1996
3) Tales From The Age of Apocalypse: Sinister Bloodlines
4) Tales From The Age of Apocalypse: By The Light
5) X-Men Chronicles #2: Shattered Dreams
6) X-Man #-1: Breeding Ground
7) Blink #1
8) Blink #2
9) Blink #3
10) Blink #4 (Without Last Three Pages)

Beginnings
11) X-Men Alpha: Beginnings
12) Astonishing X-Men #1: Once More, With Feeling
13) X-Calibre #1: The Infernal Gallop
14) Gambit and The X-Ternals #1: Some Of Us Looking To The Stars
15) Generation Next #1: From The Top
16) Weapon X #1: Unforgiven Trespasses
17) Amazing X-Men #1: Crossing Guards
18) Factor X #1: Sinister Neglect
19) X-Man #1: Breaking Away

Choosing Sides
20) Amazing X-Men #2: Sacrificial Lambs
21) Factor X #2: Abandoned Children
22) Weapon X #2: Fire in the Sky
23) Gambit and The X-Ternals #2: Where No External Has Gone Before
24) X-Calibre #2: Burn
25) Generation Next #2: Hither Comes The Sugarman
26) Astonishing X-Men #2: No Exit
27) X-Man #2: Choosing Sides

Turning Point
28) Age of Apocalypse: The Chosen
29) Factor X #3: Open Wounds
30) Astonishing X-Men #3: In Excess
31) Amazing X-Men #3: Parents of The Atom
32) X-Calibre #3: Body Heat
33) Gambit and The X-Ternals #3: To The Limits of Infinity
34) Generation Next #3: It Only Hurts When I Sing
35) X-Man #3: Turning Point
36) Weapon X #3: The Common Rights of Toads and Men
37) X-Universe #1: Last Stand

Endings
38) X-Calibre #4: On Fire
39) Generation Next #4: Bye
40) Astonishing X-Men #4: Holocaust
41) X-Man #4: The Art of War
42) Factor X #4: Reckonings
43) Weapon X #4: Into The Maelstrom
44) X-Universe #2: Dying Breath
45) Gambit and The X-Ternals #4: The Maze
46) Amazing X-Men #4: On Consecrated Ground
47) X-Men Omega: Endings
–) Blink #4 (Last Three Pages)

Any correction are greatly appreciated. 

Hartford Comic Con 2014

IMG_0075InvestComics was present at the Hartford Comic Con 2014 as a member of the press. Director of marketing/web/ and VP Rafael Rosario went to the show and captured some fantastic photos of the convention. Scroll through the photos below and enjoy!

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 6/4/14

1867289An extremely abbreviated version of the InvestComics Hot Picks this week, real life beckons; look for more on the InvestComics BuzzFeed Top Ten list coming out before Wednesday’s new comic book day.

Kevin Smith returns to a Batman title this week. This time the 1966 version in Batman ’66 Meets Green Hornet (2014) #1. Always a wonderful time when Kevin Smith decides to write a comic book!

Image Comics will be turning out some number one issues this Wednesday. A couple to keep an eye on this week; Superannuated Man (2014) #1 and Rise of the Magi (2014 Image) #1.

Amazing X-Men (2013) Annual #1 will offer up a new threat to the X-Men as Avengers World (2014) #7 will offer up an explanation of Spear. Who or what is Spear? Find out.

Have you seen the cover to All New X-Factor (2014) #9 this week? Well if you are a regular visitor to InvestComics you will know that we are the only comic book website that gave you a “romantic X-Men cover” gallery. So with the new cover, we’ll have to add it to the gallery. Oh yes, if you want to see the original gallery, click right HERE.

And here are the rest of the comics to check out this week. Tiny Titans Return To The Treehouse (2014) #1, 32-Bit Zombie (2014) #1, Darkness Close Your Eyes (2014) #1, Tugg The Bull Terrier #1, and Princess Ugg (2014) #1.

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