InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 12-14-11

Welcome to InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 12-14-11 

The holiday’s arrive a little early for the fans of InvestComics. Tomorrow we will post an Interview with a legendary writer. InvestComics’ David Paul (JOSEPH!) sits down with…….well you’ll have to come back tomorrow to find out, not ruining the surprise! If you’re a fan of the IC Facebook & Twitter accounts, you’ll be alerted when it first post, otherwise check back.

DC Comics’ The Ray will be coming back in a limited series. Even if one wasn’t looking for a new Ray comic, DC grabbed creators Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Jamal Igle. This is a team that commands ones attention. The series will focus on a new Ray, but here at InvestComics you have to know your past to know the future. With that, Happy Terrill as the first Ray appeared in 1940’s Smash Comics #14. That’ll hit the wallet in $4400 range. The other Ray; Ray Terrill was introduced in 1992 by none other than Joe Quesada. The Ray #1 can easily be found in the dollar boxes at your local shop. But as for the new series, with those creative minds at the helm it’s sure to be a hit.

Sticking with the comeback theme, Carnage is back. Carnage U.S.A. #1 (what’s with this title?) presented by writer Zeb Wells and Art by Clayton Crain. Carnage was one of those villains back in the 90’s that became so loved, but so overused. The first appearance went for some big bucks back when the bubble was about to burst. Today however, things have obliviously leveled off a bit. Cletus Kasady a.k.a. Carnage first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #344 (1991 – $8). Cletus as the villain Carnage came 17 issues later in Amazing Spider-Man #361 (1992). Expect to pay close to $18 for this comic in near mint condition. Zeb and Clayton really look like they bring it in the previews; let’s hope they sustain that over duration.

Marvel’s status quo will change once again in 2012. Seems like the same mundane solicits after a while, but we all hold hope that we will read something that will truly and forever change something, and have some significant meaning behind it. With the arrival of Avengers: X-Sanction #1 and its ridiculous 7 different covers, one can anticipate THIS will be the prologue that will lead into that moment next year where we have that holy s*it moment. One can hope……….

Dynamite follows suit with a ridiculous amount of variants, 5 in all with Lord of the Jungle #1. With that aside, one of Tarzan’s earliest appearances in comic book form came in Dell’s 1948 Tarzan #1. This 1948 book is only $2000? Seems a bit unvalued, no?

The Independent circuit is very busy this week on InvestComics. Here are a few Indie’s to check out.

Irredeemable #1 (Artist Edition), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series #2 Michelangelo, The Strain #1, Nowhere Man #1,  Airboy Presents Air Vixens #1, and from our friends at AAM-Markosia Dead Man #01.





Oh yes one more book to definitely check out this Wednesday, Star Wars Agent of the Empire #1. (Hint about tomorrow’s guest!)

Covers of the week below.

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See you next week. Invest Wisely.

Jay Katz


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