InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 10-12-11

DC continues to run the table as Marvel plays catch up on both the real market and here on InvestComics Hot Picks. Let’s get started with the short week here….

Although DC is still running the table, they also seem to be slowing things down per say in the wow factor category. My Greatest Adventure #1? Okay we’ll give it a shot. This issue features Tanga, Garbage Man and Robotman. See the “wow” factor here? Anyway, check out the first appearances of Tanga and the Trash guy in Weird Worlds #1 from earlier this year. Robotman (Cliff Steele) on the other hand you have to go back to 1963 to My Greatest Adventure #80. The only real reason to pick up this comic is not so much for the first Robotman, but for the first appearance of Doom Patrol. It’s only $175, but there is no potential upside to this comic at the moment. Character Robert Crane as Robotman first appeared in Star Spangled Comics #7 (1942). That comic was created by some guy named Jerry Siegel.

On the complete opposite side of the spectrum of potential upside, as previously mentioned in InvestComics Hot Picks 9-25-11 DC Relaunch Special 4 is Shade The Changing Man #1 (1977) created by legend Steve Ditko for only $16. With the new Shade #1 twelve issue limited series coming out by some of the great talents within the industry, you really should put that 1977 book in your collection. The last of the DC books to check out this week is a book called Unexpected #1. Once again, a nice plethora of talent on one book as well as 9 stories, and 80 pages. Great stuff here.

If you want to be up on the latest Uncanny X-Men #1, and Wolverine & The X-Men #1 books, you’d probably want to get X-Men Regenesis #1. The X-Men Universe will never be the same!! Sorry, that was the Marvel hype bowl speaking.

Five Independents to check out this week, starting with legend John Byrne’s new creation; Cold War #1, IDW’s Monocyte #1, Ape Comics Dream Reaver #1, Dark Horse Comics Orchid #1, and I Feel Sick #1 from SLG Publishing.

See you next week.

Invest Wisely.

Jay Katz



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