InvestComics Hot Picks #311

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 3/12/14

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There aren’t many front-runners coming this Wednesday, but here are a few comics to possibly check out.

A few years ago InvestComics ran a special article regarding the female superhero on the big screen. Of course InvestComics being ahead of the curve as always, we all recently heard the whispers/rumors on line regarding the Black Widow being the first in line to start the female moment as Marvel’s first major female superhero to hit the screen. While that’s all well and good, the question is when are we going to have the REAL first female superhero? One with a mask, costume, and or a cape. Black Widow wears sexy black latex that anyone can probably find in a night club at 2am in New York City.

So who would be a good first edition into the female superhero realm on the big screen? Well there are too many to even start naming names, but the usual suspects will always be Wonder Woman and Supergirl. Besides those two DC characters, there is a possible answer for Marvel in the cape department and she makes yet another attempt at captivating the comic book fandom this week. This will most likely meet the same fate that so many efforts before have, but hey they never give up! And yes it will fail again, don’t kid yourself. Captain Marvel (2014 8th Series) #1 comes with 5 variants. Although the first issue here will sell out, no amount of variants covers will be able to save this series from its ultimate demise. Don’t mean to be a Debbie downer about this, but there is only one thing that will ever save Carol Danvers and that is a movie. So for a good read you’ll pick up the new series this Wednesday. For the speculator side of things you’ll be hunting down Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (1968) for the first appearance of Carol Danvers, then you’ll go get your hands on Ms. Marvel #1 (1977), that of course is Carol’s first Marvel appearance. All and all the new series will simply bring no cash back, while the first appearances are nice comics to have in your portfolio.

There are two other number one comics coming out that will not last very long, but the first issues will probably sell out. Secret Avengers (2014) 3rd Series #1 and Avengers Undercover (2014) #1. Do not look to capitalize on these at all. Very short resale value if any at all really. One quick mention about Avengers Undercover (2014) #1. The solicit mentions “New Talent award winner Dennis Hopeless” as one of the key selling points for this comic. One of Dennis’ earliest works dates back to 2007’s GearHead #1 from Arcana. So why exactly is Marvel mentioning “new talent award winner” from someone that’s been with the comics industry for quite some time now? Well for one, to sell books, second, to sell a book they don’t really have much confidence going in.

Legends of the Dark Knight 100 Page Super Spectacular (2013) #2 will have all sorts of very cool creators all over it like the first issue did. Be sure to pick up this $9.99 book because these kinds of comics always seem to have a first appearance or a first work from a creator.

Rounding out the week are a bunch of number one issues you should check out. Stray Bullets the Killers (2014) #1 (Image Comics), Crow Pestilence (2014 IDW) #1, Returning (2014 Boom) #1, Liberator Earth Crisis (2014 Black Mask) #1, Nosferatu Wars (2014) #1 (Dark Horse), Magnus Robot Fighter (2014 Dynamite) #1, and Monster and Madman (2014 IDW) #1.

Invest wisely.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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