A short week from InvestComics brings the best back issue buy…..Ever! Check it out in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks….
As the Blackest night presses on this week, Image Comics will be pressing in their own way, your wallet that is. It’s going to feel a lot like 1992 all over again this Wednesday. This Wednesday, Image United #1 will be coming at us with 10, that’s right, 10 different covers. While the ridiculousness is completely unwarranted, there is some sort of reason for the madness here believe it or not. All 7 original creators of Image Comics will have their own cover coming out, with of course 2 incentives and 1 Blank cover, which equals….10! Wow we can count. At least there won’t be any glow in the dark or gold embossed cover, right? Yes the questions remain here, was it necessary to have 10 covers? Probably not, will Image sell a lot of these covers? Probably yes. Will there be any value to any of these books come comic book judgment day? No way. Except maybe one, the Jim Lee Incentive Sketch cover. This will be the only pick of the litter because of the scarceness of it. The others will fall in line with the first ever Image comic Youngblood #1, which can be found in the $1 bins. The first appearance of Youngblood ever would be a more enticing buy. Check out Megaton Comics: Explosion from 1987 for $20.Hard to believe that after 17 years that Image will be reverting back to some old tricks of the multiple covers and silliness. While totally unnecessary, Image will stand to make a few bucks here, but the interest will die quickly. Find your favorite old time Image artist and buy that particular number one issue and enjoy how times used to be without thinking you should buy ALL 10 copies, thus keeping more cash in your pocket. Image United will be a fun ride with Robert Kirkman writing the series. Thank goodness for this because if any of the original 7 were writing this, you wouldn’t be reading this right now at all. It would have been omitted from the Hot Picks list this week.
Marvel will be doing its thing this week with the release of Powers #1. This will be a guaranteed sell out folks. Marvel is bringing back the creators of Powers Michael Avon Oeming along with writer Brian Michael Bendis. A monthly book featuring these two creators on a widely successful brand, what more could you ask for? Well you could look at the original Powers #1 from 2000 for only about $15. If you want a better find, look for the short print number 2 issue for about $20. Get these books before Marvel has a hit (which they will) on their hands and you’re left out of all the fun.
Looks like Marvel is starting to sure up the entire Thor line as it gears up for the release of the movie in a couple of years. Yes while a bit early, it’s never too early I guess. After Thor Defining Moments Giant Size #1 hits, then some (fill in) time in-between, we get Siege. Wow is this going to be a biggie. Asgard/Thor becomes the primary focus in the Marvel Universe and one primary comic should be picked up. Thor #126 is the first Thor comic that doesn’t read ‘Journey Into Mystery’ in front of its title, thus making this the first true Thor comic, kind of like a number one issue, but not really. The comic is around the $500 to $600 range. Usually movies do not have dictate the comic book market, but Thor will have a huge impact on the movie circuit and will have a positive effect on the Thor #126 issue. Owning this issue is a gimme. An explosion awaits this book, don’t get caught when it’s out of reach for you. This comic with no doubt is the best back issue comic buy on the market today.
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See You Next Week, Invest Wisely.