Number One Comics – January 2017

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of January. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.

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Batman and The Signal #1 – Scott Snyder, Cully Hamner and Tony Patrick.
Rise of the Black Panther #1 – Evan Narcisse, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Paul Renaud.
Rogue & Gambit #1 – Kelly Thompson and Pere Perez.
Spawn: A Holiday Krampus Tale #1 – Ben Timmreck, Jordan Butler and Todd McFarlane.
Cosmo #1 – Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley.

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Batman & The Signal #1

Rise Black Panther #1

Rogue & Gambit #1

Spawn Krampus #1

Cosmo #1

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Watchvark #1 – Dave Sim, Gustave Dore and Sandeep Atwal.
Teether #1 (Antarctic Press).
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Van Helsing vs Robyn Hood #1 – Ralph Tedesco.
X-Men Gold Annual #1 – Marc Guggenheim, Leah Williams and Alitha Martinez.
Stabbity Bunny #1 – Richard Rivera and Dwayne Biddix.

Watchvark #1

Teether #1

Helsing/Robyn #1

X-Men Gold Ann #1

Stabbity Bunny #1

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Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe #1 – Eliot Rahal and Joe Bennett.
Star Wars Adventures Forces Of Destiny Rey #1 – Jody Houser.
BSG vs. BSG #1 – Peter David and Jonny Desjardins.
Atlas & Axis #1 – Pau.
Damage #1 – Robert Venditti, Danny Miki and Tony Daniel.

Ninjak/Valiant #1

Star Wars Rey #1

BSG vs BSG #1

Atlas & Axis #1

Damage #1

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The Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc. Omega #1
Go West #1 – Garrett Gunn and Sean Forney.
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Belle Beast Hunter #1 – Dave Franchini.
Robyn Hood: The Curse #1 – Chuck Dixon.
Beast No More Metamorphosis One Shot – Jennifer Van Gessel and Enrique Lorenzana.

Venom Omega #1

Go West #1

Belle Beast Hunter #1

Beast No More #1

Curse #1

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Call Of The Suicide Forest #1 – Desiree Bressend and Rubin Gil.
Tales Of Rogues #1 – Roberto Corroto, Ertito Montana and Bryan Lie.
Days of Hate #1 – Ales Kot, Danijel Zezelj and Tom Muller.
Ice Cream Man #1 – W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo and Chris O’Halloran.
Abbott #1 – Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela.

Suicide Forest #1

Tales Rogues #1

Days of Hate #1

Abbot #1

Ice Cream Man #1

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Raven: Daughter of Darkness #1 – Marv Wolfman and Pop Mhan.
X-Men: Blue Annual #1 – Cullen Bunn and Edgar Salazar.
Legion #1 – Peter Milligan and Wilfredo Torres.
Inhumans: Judgment Day #1 – Al Ewing and Michael del Mundo.
Dissonance #1 – Singgih Nugroho and Sami Basri.

Raven #1

X-Men Blue Ann #1

Legion #1

Inhumans #1

Dissonance #1

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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – Rose & Paige #1 – Delilah Dawson and Nicoletta Baldari.
Vinegar Teeth #1 – Damon Gentry and Troy Nixey.
Star Wars The Last Jedi – DJ Most Wanted #1 – Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, and Kev Walker.
Silencer #1 – Dan Abnett, John Romita Jr. and Sandra Hope.
Detective Comics Annual #1 – James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira.

Silencer #1

Detective Annual #1

Vinegar Teeth #1

Star Wars DJ #1

Rose & Paige #1

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Motherlands #1 – Simon Spurrier and Rachael Stott.
Deathstroke Annual #1 – Christopher Priest, Bill Sienkiewicz and Denys Cowan.
Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 – Tom King and Jason Fabok.
Flash Annual #1 – Joshua Middleton and Christian Duce.
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters #1

Motherlands #1

Deathstroke Ann #1

Swamp Thing #1

Flash Ann #1

Stretch Armstrong #1

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Fantomah #1 – Ray Fawkes and Soo Lee.
Freelance #1 – Andrew Wheeler and Juan Samu.
Chim Chum and the Portly Samurai #1 – Adrian Ropp.
Jack Hammer: Paper Hero – Brandon Barrows and Bill Blankenship.
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Fantomah #1

Freelance #1

Jack Hammer #1

Chim Chim #1

Trump #1

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InvestComics Top 5 #149

Every week before new comic book day, InvestComics provides our fans with the Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week’s Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #512 and new comics coming this Wednesday 1/31/18.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi – DJ Most Wanted #1 – Marvel introduces a Star Wars movie character into their comic book universe.
Silencer #1 – Debut of a new character/comic from John Romita Jr., Sandra Hope and Dan Abnett.
Spawn #282 – The new hero, Black Mirror, will debut in her own comic for Image Comics. This will be her first FULL appearance.
Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 – A new Swamp Thing story paying tribute to Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Writer Tom King and artist Jason Fabok lead the way with a new story in honor of two legends. An original story from Len Wein that never made it to print, makes it here with art from Kelley Jones. Loving everything about this comic, a must for any true comic fan. (UPDATE: This comic will be delayed until next week)
Flash Annual #1 – DC touts this Flash comic as the “Biggest Flash story of 2018”. Joshua Middleton and Christian Duce.

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Avengers #678
Damage #1
Detective Comics Annual #1
Motherlands #1
Deathstroke Annual #1
Spawn #281
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters #1
Unit:E
Quantum & Woody #2
Freelance #1
Tremendous Trump World War T
Charlton Arrow #3
Chim Chum and the Portly Samurai #1
Jack Hammer: Paper Hero

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 1-31-18

New comic book release day 1/31/18. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist.
Always remember, all of these new comics are just as awesome in the inside as they are on the outside. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Greg Capullo

Jacen Burrows

Karmome Shirahama

Ashley Witter

Amanda Conner

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Khary Randolph

Pasquale Qualano

Christian Zanier

Mark Brooks

Andy Kubert

 

 

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Ryan Sook

Howard Porter

Jason Shawn Alexander

Chase Shaw

Joe Staton

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New Comics This Week #512

A weekly video look at some of the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 1/31/18. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #512.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #512

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005. InvestComics LLC is the longest running entertainment/speculative website on the net.
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Buy/Bid – Detective Annual #1

Buy/Bid – Silencer #1

Buy/Bid – Flash Annual #1

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The debut of a new Star Wars character comes in the form of a comic book. Most of us saw DJ in the Last Jedi movie in December, played by Benecio Del Toro. On a personal note, I walked out of the theater after the movie and spoke about how great that DJ character was. Now Star Wars The Last Jedi – DJ Most Wanted #1 arrives this Wednesday. Possible bigger things for DJ in the future, he’s a fantastic player within the Star Wars lure. This will be his first comic book appearance. Writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Artist Kev Walker.
As DC announces that Doomsday Clock will now go bi-monthly, Marvel’s Avengers still goes weekly for its third straight week of a 16 straight week turn. This week in Avengers #678, an Avenger dies? Let’s read and find out.

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Buy/Bid – DJ Most Wanted #1

Buy/Bid – Swamp Thing Sp #1

Buy/Bid – Spawn #282

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DC’s “New Age Heroes” continues this week. Damage #1, from a couple of weeks ago, was the first of many new heroes being introduced within their DC universe. These characters will not be from a separate universe, they’ll be put right in the middle of the existing time line. This is fantastic news because it gives the DCU a shot in the arm with new blood. This said, it’s quite possible some or none of these characters will catch on, but why not pick up the debut issues and check them out? Who knows, maybe one of these characters has a huge breakout on the popularity side, thus jacking up the speculative side. Safe bet is to buy all of the “New Age Heroes” as they release to cover your speculative bloodline. If nothing pops, so what? You were entertained with the words and pictures for 10 minutes of your life. Silencer #1 will be the offering this week from writer Dan Abnett and artists John Romita Jr./Sandra Hope. Anyone can check out a preview right HERE before you buy. Looks intense and we’re all in. Going back to Damage #1 a quick sec. If you haven’t seen already, 10 year Jason Katz started his own comic book review show. He reviews Damage #1, video in this post. Check it out. He’s awesome (proud papa speaking). 

Check out the origin of Clayface in Detective Comics Annual #1. Creators; James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira.
New DC sci-fi comic, Motherlands #1 (Vertigo) from Simon Spurrier and Rachael Stott.
Deathstroke chooses a new path. Maybe this “hero” thing isn’t working out so well for him. Let’s see where life takes him in Deathstroke Annual #1. Writer Christopher Priest, artists Bill Sienkiewicz and Denys Cowan.
A new Swamp Thing story paying tribute to Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson; Swamp Thing Winter Special #1. Writer Tom King and artist Jason Fabok lead the way with a new story in honor of two legends. An original story from Len Wein that never made it to print, makes it here with art from Kelley Jones. Loving everything about this comic, a must for any true comic fan.
DC works the hyper train with their new Flash Annual #1, stating it’s the start of the “biggest Flash story of 2018”. We’re buying in. Brought to you by Joshua Middleton and Christian Duce.

Quantum & Woody #2

Stretch Armstrong #1

Charlton Arrow #3

Trump T #1

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks; Indie comics do not always show up on Ebay right way. Please check back on a regular basis, some of the smaller print indie books usually list after new comic book release day or a few days after.

Spawn #281 gave readers their first look at the new character Black Mirror. While we promoted it as the first “full” appearance, it turned out to be a cameo (last page). This Wednesday we get “Hulk #181”, the first full appearance in Spawn #282. The new hero, Black Mirror, will debut in her own comic for Image Comics. So, let the crazy speculation begin? Who will pay $20 for that amped-up cosmic Ghost Rider comic? Maybe lots of cash for that meaningless variant that came out last week? Put your big boy pants on guys/gals. Invest wisely.
Anyone reading this old enough to remember the Hasbro toy Stretch Armstrong? That was the best toy ever. This rubbery doll type thing stretched out when you pulled on its limbs. It was technological advanced for its time. Hours of fun until the curiosity got the best of you. Had to see what was underneath that skin, stretch until it breaks! Anyway, IDW debuts a comic based on the coolest toy ever; Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters #1. Here’s a great little nugget, did you know that Stretch Armstrong first appeared in a comic in the New York Comic Con giveaway back in 2011’s Unit:E. Only 1000 of these were available. Probably down to 500 after everyone lost them, threw them out, ate their lunch on it, etc.
Valiant Entertainment’s hit comic Quantum & Woody hit their stride with their debut issue which included the most variant cover of all time. Check out the follow up this week; Quantum & Woody #2 with more “foil chase covers”. Writer Daniel Kibblesmith and artist Kano.
Chapterhouse Comics; Fantomah #1, Ray Fawkes and Soo Lee. Freelance #1; Andrew Wheeler and Juan Samu.
Brian Denham’s The Tremendous Trump World War T cover (Antarctic Press) and Joe Staton’s The Charlton Arrow #3 (AC Comics) both provide homage Marvel covers. They’re on point otherwise they wouldn’t be a mentioned here.
Chim Chum and the Portly Samurai #1 (American Mythology); Adrian Ropp.
Jack Hammer: Paper Hero (Action Lab); Brandon Barrows and Bill Blankenship.

Chim Chum #1

Fantomah #1

Freelance #1

Jack Hammer #1

Motherlands #1

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Number One Comics – November 2017

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of November. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.

Deadman #1 – Neal Adams
Jetsons #1 – Jimmy Palmiotti & Pier Brito
The Gravediggers Union #1 – Wesley Craig, Toby Cypress and Niko Guardia
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1 – Llexi Leon, Ed Edginton and Kevin J West
Port of Earth #1 – Zachary Kaplan and Andrea Mutti

Buy/Bid – Deadman #1

Buy/Bid – Gravediggers #1

Buy/Bid – Jetsons #1

Buy/Bid – Port Of Earth #1

Buy/Bid – Iron Man #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Adventures #1 – John Layman, Jim Zub, Eric Jones and Derek Charm
Coyotes #1 – Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky
Kong on The Planet of the Apes #1 – Ryan Ferrier and Carlos Magno
The Harcourt Legacy #1 – Brendan Cahill and Jason Federhenn
Fallen Suns #1 – Van Jensen, Leila Del Duca and Neil Collyer

Buy/Bid – Star Wars Adv #1

Buy/Bid – Kong #1

Buy/Bid – Fallen Suns #1

Buy/Bid – Coyotes #1

Buy/Bid – Harcourt Legacy #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Batman Who Laughs #1 – James Tynion IV and Riley Rossmo
Not Brand Echh #1 – Nick Spencer, Jay Fosgitt, Christopher Hastings, Jay Fosgitt and Gurihiru
Evolution #1 – Joshua Williamson, Christopher Sebela, Joe Keatinge, James Asmus, Joe Infurnari and Jordan Boyd
Dark Fang #1 – Miles Gunter and Kelsey Shannon
Ninja-K #1 – Christos Gage and Tomas Giorello

Buy/Bid – Batman Laughs #1

Buy/Bid – Not Brand #1

Buy/Bid – Evolution #1

Buy/Bid – Dark Fang #1

Buy/Bid – Ninja-K #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brilliant Trash #1 – Tim Seeley and Priscilla Petraites
Sugar Boogarz #1 – Michael Duron
Doomsday Clock #1 – Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
Demon Hell Is Earth #1 –  Andrew Constant and Brad Walker
Imaginary Fiends #1 – Tim Seeley and Stephen Molnar

Buy/Bid – Brilliant #1

Buy/Bid – Sugar Boogarz #1

Buy/Bid – Doomsday Clock #1

Buy/Bid – Demon #1

Buy/Bid – Imaginary #1

 

 

 

 

 

Long Lost #1 – Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle
Betty & Veronica: Vixens #1 – Jamie L. Rotante and Eva Cabrera
Doppelgänger #1 – Jordan Hart and Emmanuel Xerx Javier
Maxwell’s Demons #1 – Denis Camp and Vittorio Astone
The Villain #1 – William Applegate (writer) and Mikael Bergkvist

Buy/Bid – Long Lost #1

Buy/Bid – Vixens #1

Buy/Bid – Doppelganger #1

Buy/Bid – Maxwell Demons #1

Buy/Bid – The Villain #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Void Trip #1 – Ryan O’Sullivan and Plaid Klaus
Apocalypse Girl #1 – El Torres and Ramiro Borrallo
Doctor Radar #1 – Noel Simsolo and Bezian
Happy Hour In America #1 – Tim Lane
New Talent Showcase 2017 #1 – Various

Buy/Bid – Void Trip #1

Buy/Bid – Apocalypse #1

Buy/Bid – Doctor Radar #1

Buy/Bid – America #1

Buy/Bid – New Talent #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Sons Annual #1 – Peter J. Tomasi & Paul Pelletier
Batman Creature Of The Night #1 – Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon
Justice League Of America Annual #1 – Kelley Jones and Steve Orlando
Mystik U #1 – Alisa Kwitney and Mike Norton
Darchon #1Wayward Sons #1Katrina #1 and Markipiler #1 – Red Giant Productions

Buy/Bid – Super Sons An #1

Buy/Bid – Mystik U #1

Buy/Bid – Batman Creature #1

Buy/Bid – JLA Annual #1

Buy/Bid – Markiplier #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labyrinth 2017 Special #1 – Various
Gravetrancers #1 – M.L. Miller and James Whynot
Chasing Hitler #1 and Duel Identity #1 – Red 5
Sword Of Ages #1 – Gabriel Rodriguez

Buy/Bid – Labyrinth #1

Buy/Bid – Sword of Ages #1

Buy/Bid – Chasing Hitler #1

Buy/Bid – Gravetrancers #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Hot Picks #136

Every week before new comic book day, InvestComics provides our fans with the Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week’s Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #499 and new comics coming this Wednesday 11/1/17.

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Superman #34 – The 800th issue of Superman. A possible first appearance….
Power Pack #63 – The kids are back! InvestComics gave our readers a heads up on the Power Pack team possibly becoming a movie many years ago. Disney announced recently that the Power Pack kids will in fact be appearing on the big screen. Don’t make us say we told you so!
Spider-Man #234 – The NEW Sinister Six team make their first appearance. Also the first appearance of Bombshell. Lots more on this issue in the InvestComics Hot Picks #499 article.
Jetsons #1 – Writer Jimmy Palmiotti ushers in a new era of The Jetsons along with artist Pier Brito. How long before we see the spin-offs? Elroy and Judy will get their solo titles eventually once the Jetsons here touch a nerve with readers. Jimmy will bring it and fans will respond.
The Gravediggers Union #1 – New Image Comics series from Wesley Craig, Toby Cypress and Niko Guardia.

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Superman #34
Deadman #1
The Spectacular Spider-Man #98 (1985)
Power Pack #1 (1984)
Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 11-1-17

New comic book release day 11/1/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Batman White #2 – Sean Murphy

Red Sonja #10 – Amy Reeder

Archie #25 – Albuquerque

Spider-Man #234 – Sanford Greene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spm #234 – Patrick Brown

Deadman #1 – Neal Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics #499

A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 11/1/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #499.
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InvestComics Hot Picks #499

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
This week, new comic book release day 11/1/17.


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Superman #34 is actually Superman #800. So says the Tony Daniel variant. Furthermore, Is this the first appearance of Lois Lane, Female Fury? If so, take a look-see and decide if it’s worth your $3.99 or $4.99 or whatever they will charge for this 800th issue.
Writer Jimmy Palmiotti ushers in a new era of The Jetsons along with artist Pier Brito. Anyone who grew up during the airing of this show during the 1960’s and reruns during the 70’s, knows that it was must watch television. Jetsons #1 will be must read comics. The new style here will have many historians of the old Jetsons show trying to untie their panties from bunching up. Relax, seriously. Just a cartoon and everything is open to anyone’s interpretation. Breathe fanboy, breathe.

Buy/Bid – Power Pack #63

Buy/Bid – Power Pack #1

Buy/Bid – Amazing Spider-Man #234

Buy/Bid – Peter Parker #98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new Neal Adams comic? Deadman #1? Yes, sign us up. The variant comes with a glow in the dark cover as well. The 90’s sure is rearing its ugly head. Don’t mind at all, it’s all in fun!
Spider-Man #234 features the NEW Sinister Six. The team consist of Iron-Spider, Electro, Sandman, Hobgoblin, The Spot and new villain Bombshell. If a collector wanted to purchase any of these first appearances from this new team put together by Iron-Spider, it can be a bit costly. Except for one. Can you guess which character would cost you less than five bucks in some places? This is easy, right? Of course, it’s The Spot. The Spot first appeared in The Spectacular Spider-Man #98 (1985). The Spot looks totally cool on the cover posted here too. Thanks to cover artist Patrick Brown.
InvestComics recommended that collectors get on top of Power Pack #1 (first appearance) a few years back and then a movie announcement hit recently. We pull this off quite often. Boy we are good to our fans! The announcement of a Power Pack movie was well received. Now let’s see how the return of the Power Pack comic book fares. Power Pack #63 from writer Devin Grayson and illustrators Cresta and Marika. June Brigman, the original Power Pack #1 (1984) artist treats fans to a variant Power Pack #63 cover.

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
Bernie Wrightson WAS and IS and will ALWAYS BE a legendary artist. ‘The Master of Macabre’.
There are no words to truly justify this man’s work.  InvestComics released a Creator Spotlight post featuring Bernie Wrightson back in April of 2015. You can check that out right HERE. This week IDW Publishing releases Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition. A montage of some of his unfinished work and so much more. A must for any comic book fan or comic artist.
The Gravediggers Union #1 (Image Comics); creators. Wesley Craig, Toby Cypress and Niko Guardia.

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Amazing Spider-Man #611 (2009) – The first appearance by Deadpool in a Spider-Man comic. A fantastic book to own since both of these characters are so popular and are starring in their first monthly team up comic. Furthermore, with the Deadpool character becoming an obvious main staple within the Marvel universe, a first team up comic with these two is an easy decision purchase to make for your collection. And that Young cover is becoming a classic as the years go by.

Spider-Man Deadpool #1 – This is the team up comic many Marvel fans have been clamoring for. It’s going to be a great ongoing title. Wait until they bring the Spider-Gwen/Gwenpool team up into the fray as we are predicting. Wow will this be a huge comic. And the Liefeld variant to go along with that team up? Yes, it’s going to be big. Well, we’re getting ahead of ourselves, but that Gamestop Spider-Man Deadpool variant is creating quite a stir in the aftermarket itself!

Howard The Duck #3 – Speaking of Gwenpool, last week InvestComics gave fans a heads up on this variant. There was some kind of delay in putting these out for sale. Now that they go on sale THIS week, they’re sold out! Good luck finding a copy at your local retailer. Click the link, get it on Ebay.

Doctor Strange Vol 4 #4 – Deadpool wins! Wins the most appearances in the InvestComics Top 5 list that is. Here he is again appearing on a random Doctor Strange variant.

Swamp Thing #1 – Swamp Thing gets another redo. Seems many DC Comics these days are, but that’s a conversation for another time. As said in the InvestComics Hot Picks article, Swamp Thing has always fared well for DC as far as longevity is concerned. This title should be no different then past success with writer Len Wein and artist Kelley Jones at the helm. Get your read on here, this is going to be awesome.

 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #405 (Click the link to read now!)

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House of Secrets #92 (1971) – First appearance of Swamp Thing.

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A-Force #1

Darth Vader #15

Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 

Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1

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X-Force #4 (1991) First time Spider-Man and Deadpool appear in a comic book together.

New Mutants #98 (1991) First appearance of Deadpool. 

True Believers Deadpool #1

Weirdworld #2

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Replica #2, Last Contract #1, and Interceptor #1

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Before we hit the Hot Picks this week, we wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! To bring in the New Year we’re going to debut a new feature within the Hot Picks articles. It will be called “The IC 100 Club”. This new feature will post a comic book that will be click-able to buy/bid on Ebay and cost $100 (or $99). We do not own/sell the comics we post about. Every click-able comic is from any/all Ebay sellers on Ebay that have the particular comic we feature within their inventory (the same applies to all of our articles – please see our disclaimer). The idea here is to point out a comic on Ebay that is affordable and has some substance/value to it within the $100 mark. This is a trial feature and we will probably expand on this feature as time goes on. As of right now, the InvestComics Facebook page already features a random spot called “InvestComics Ebay Find”. The feature on Facebook gives fans an opportunity to check out random comics we see fit and sharing. Maybe our IC 100 Club will expand on there? Maybe we will have an IC 50 Club pick too? Maybe a featured article on InvestComics? All in good time friends!
The first IC 100 Club book is Nova #1 (1976) graded 9.0. The first appearance of Nova. Grab this for $100 with free shipping. InvestComics has written about the Nova character for years and this book is a beauty. Maybe get it pressed and bump up the grade a bit? Either way, a 9.0 for $100 is a fine purchase. It’s a “Buy It Now”, so good luck!

Four Eyes Hearts of Fire #1 will continue where Four Eyes (2010) left off. The new release will be from the original 2008 team; Writter Joe Kelly and Pencils by Max Fiumara.
Gotta love the disturbingly eerie cover to IDW’s The Eighth Seal #2 (cover at the bottom of this article). Kudos to Travel Foreman here.

NOTE. Please understand that when InvestComics releases the Hot Picks article on Friday that many of the independent comics may not be available on Ebay yet. Most of the time, some of the more obscure titles make their way onto Ebay later on in the week or right on/at/before new comic book day on Wednesday. Be sure to check back and click the links or cover(s) to see if the books you want have been listed on Ebay. They usually show up, so be sure to check back!

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Swamp Thing comics have always fared rather well for DC Comics. Many restarts/volumes lasting many years. One of which lasted 14 years. That’s quite an amazing feat to have any comic last that long. The original co-creator, legend Len Wein (writer) will be given the task of making Swamp Thing relevant in today’s crowded superhero genre. Swamp Thing #1 features Len as the writer and art from the great Kelley Jones. We think Swampy will succeed here, not only because of the tremendous talent on this book, but maybe because of the craving of something “different” within the comic book selection on the shelf from one of the “big 2”. We’re not saying there aren’t any assorted titles from DC or Marvel to choose from outside the costumed hero lure, but Swamp Thing is not your average everyday superhero comic.
A fantastic comic to possess in your collection is House of Secrets #92 (1971). Not only is this comic the first appearance of Swamp Thing, but it’s also Len Wein writing with another legend on pencils; Bernie Wrightson. What is there not to love about this comic? Seriously.

The ever so popular Injustice comic story line reaches its pinnacle. Check out Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #1.

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A-Force #1 gets a new number one issue after 6 months of it’s previous number one issue. In the July 2015 number one issue release, Singularity was introduced. She leads the team in the 2016 number one issue this coming Wednesday. Whew, got all that? The coolest thing about all of this? The ridiculously awesome N.W.A. A-Force #1 cover. Ahh, the good ol’ days!

The Vader Down crossover story concludes in Darth Vader #15.
A Deadpool variant cover for the new Doctor Strange Vol 4 #4 comic? Yep. A bit random no? Slow sales??

InvestComics spoke about Howard The Duck #3 (Vol 5) last week as the Marvel Hot Pick of the week. Read that article right HERE if you’d like. It was delayed, it comes out this week and guess what?? It’s sold out.
Two other delayed comics already touched on last week that will release THIS Wednesday; Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 and Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1.

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Here is a copy and paste directly from the InvestComics Facebook page (You really really should get over and like our Facebook page. A lot of individual comic picks, contest announcements and interesting things happening over there!) from November 30th………..
The Spider-Man/Deadpool team-up comic will put two very successful characters together in one book every month. We will most likely see a Spider-Gwen/Gwenpool team-up within these pages too. Probably a Rob Liefeld variant or two as well. With all of that cool stuff waiting in the horizon, here’s the first team-up with Spider-Man and Deadpool for mega cheap on Ebay. X-Force #4 (1991).”
Now granted there are probably enough copies of this comic to fill up Yankees Stadium, but it’s probably close to if not maybe a little more/less than say a New Mutants #98 (1991) comic. Maybe you’ve heard of that comic? And let us stress here, in no way are we comparing the first appearance of Deadpool to the first time Spidey and Deadpool appear in the same comic, but X-Force #4 is a significant issue in regards to the history of these two characters. Another comic to buy would be Amazing Spider-Man #611 (2009). This comic features the first time Deadpool appears in a Spider-Man title. It might be the better buy even though it’s 19 years after they first met up in the X-Force book! It’s the first Spidey book and it probably has a lower print run than the 1991 X-Force book. A bit astonishing actually that it took 19 years for Deadpool to make it over into a Spidey book. Crazy right? 
Writer Joe Kelly and artist Ed McGuiness will absolutely kill it with the new team-up title. As we also mentioned in our Facebook post, wait until the first Gwenpool/Spider-Gwen team-up hits. The comic book internet will explode. Especially the Rob Liefeld variant or the Robbi Rodriguez variant. It’s going to be big and we predict it will eventually happen in this title. Anyway you slice it (no pun intended) Spider-Man Deadpool #1 will be sold out very soon. One last thing, that Gamestop variant (pictured at the top of this article) is an instant classic. Only one available on Ebay right now.Probably many more to come, sit tight. 
Staying on topic for a moment here. Did the aftermarket go out of your range regarding that first appearance of Deadpool? Fear no more! Behold True Believers Deadpool #1! A reprint of New Mutants #98. The same cover and all too. Neato! (AW). Bet there will be less copies of this comic than the original 1991 version! Not many of these appearing on Ebay at the present time, once again, sit tight. They will be coming.

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Weirdworld #2 introduces Catbeast. Silly name, buy it anyway. You never know.

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Creature Entertainment will give fans Bubba the Redneck Werewolf one shot this Wednesday. Based on the long running series from Mitch Hyman. Written by Mitch and art from Roberto Torres. Fun times here!
Valiant Entertainment’s X-O Manowar #43 promises to be a perfect jumping on point. Where were you before this issue?? A beautiful Mike Choi variant available too.
Other comics to check out; After-Shock Comics’ Replica #2, Last Contract #1 (Boom Studios), and Interceptor #1 (Heavy Metal).

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Netflix recently announced that Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher will make his way onto the Daredevil series. Good news for comic fans! The fans have responded well and we decided it was time for a Punisher checklist.

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Amazing Spider-Man #129 (1974) The first appearance and with the classic cover from Gil Kane, John Romita Sr. and Gaspar Saladino.

Amazing Spider-Man #134 (1974) The second appearance of the Punisher and the first appearance of the Tarantula.

Power Man Annual #1 (1976) Frank Castle is mentioned outside of a Spider-Man comic. Chris Claremont writes.

Amazing Spider-Man #162 (1976) The first appearance of the villain Jigsaw. He’ll go on to become one of Frank Castle’s main adversaries.

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Marvel Tales #106 (1979) The very first comic reprint of Punisher’s first appearance with the original cover from Spidey #129. The first of many many Punisher origin reprints throughout the years.

Captain America #241 (1980) The first time Punisher appears in a comic other than a Spidey book in the Marvel Universe. An early Punisher appearance and classic too. The first comic cover the Punisher graces that is not Spider-Man related. Bob McLeod and Frank Miller cover.

Daredevil #181 (1982) The first appearance in the Daredevil title. This comic has it all. The death of Elektra, Bullseye appearance, Frank Miller writes, art, and cover. As explained in the Creator Spotlight: Frank Miller; Netflix already announced the Punisher will be making his way into the Daredevil series. This book here is all kinds of awesome already and any collector should already own one. Because of the characters and probable story line on the Netflix show, it would be wise to get one if you don’t have one yet……BUT that said, on the flip side, there are way way too many copies of this comic available. Being too accessible puts it in the “New Mutants #98” category. So many copies, way overpriced. Be smart.

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The Punisher  Limited Series (1986) The official breakout for the Punisher character. Everything changed after this limited series. Mike Zeck and Steven Grant took Castle to another level.

The Punisher #1 (1987) After the highly successful limited series, the Punisher received his own ongoing series. The series went on to last 104 issue. A very nice run indeed.

The Punisher #4 (1987) The first appearance of Microchip.

The Punisher #10 (1988) Daredevil appears for the first time in the regular Punisher series. A great story that features two sides of a battle. In this comic, Frank gives his side of the tussle with Matt. And in…..

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Daredevil #257 (1988) Matt shows readers what he thought of the encounter with Frank. Same story, two different perspectives. Kudos Marvel.

Marvel Age #67 (1988) Punisher/Wolverine/Namor cover. Jim Lee art. First Lee Punisher.

The Punisher War Journal #1 (1988) This successful series lasted 80 issues.

The Punisher War Journal #6 (1989) The first meeting ever between Wolverine and the Punisher. A two part story. Covers by Jim Lee.

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Power Pack #46 (1989) Punisher appears in the Power Pack comic? Yep! Pencils and cover by Whilce Portacio, words by Terry Austin.

What If…? #2 (1989) In this super cool Danny Fingeroth story, Punisher makes an appearance and the one of the cooler things about this comic? Pencils by Greg (Batman) Capullo.

The Punisher Return To Big Nothing (1989) An Epic Comics graphic novel size. Awesome story here told by Steven Grant. Pencils by Mike Zeck. And classic cover by Mike Zeck and Phil Zimelman.

Marc Spector Moon Knight #8 (1989) Castle’s first run in (of many) with the Moon Knight.

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The Punisher War Journal #14 (1990) The very first time Spider-Man appears in a Punisher comic. A significant book here. And a Punisher/Spidey cover from Jim Lee too!

Ghost Rider #5 (1990) First run in with the Ghost Rider. Jim Lee cover.

The Nam #52 (1991) “The Punisher Invades The ‘Nam”. When this story line came out it was huge. The story took readers back to Frank Castle’s roots in Viet Nam.

Uncanny X-Men #272 (1991) The first time in an X-Men title. Jim Lee pencils.

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What If…? #26 (1991) ….What if the Punisher killed Daredevil?

Punisher P.O.V. (1991) A fantastic four issue mini-series from writer Jim Starlin and artist Bernie Wrightson.

Deathlok #7 (1992) The first meeting between the Punisher and Deathlok. A fabulous Denys Cowan cover as well.

Marvel Age #108 (1992) John Romita Jr. cover. Punisher included on cover.

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The Punisher War Zone #1 (1992) With his popularity booming at its peak, Punisher gets a third title. John Romita Jr. art, Chuck Dixon writes. The series would last 41 issues.

The Incredible Hulk #395 (1992) Frank Castle’s first ever visit in a Hulk comic. Written by Peter David and art by Dale Keown.

Quasar #42 (1993) A team-up with Quasar! Yes it happened. Right here.

The Punisher: Origin of Microchip #1 (1993) Here’s a important comic if the Punisher ever takes off anyplace on Netflix and they take this particular origin. Microchip is an intricate part of the Punisher’s life.

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Venom Funeral Pyre (1993) A three part mini-series team-up with Venom.

What If…? #58 (1994) Punisher story; “The Day I Killed Spider-Man.”

Batman Punisher Lake of Fire (1994) The world’s greatest detective and the world’s most dangerous vigilante team up. Dennis O’ Neil writes and Barry Kitson pencils.

The Punisher Meets Archie #1 (1994) One of, if not the strangest comic book character team-ups of all time.

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Punisher Batman Deadly Knights (1994) Another team up with these two. This time with the creative team; writer Chuck Dixon and artist John Romita Jr.. Joker and Jigsaw appearances.

The Punisher Year One (1994) Here is a fantastic four issue mini-series that any Punisher fan should definitely be without.

Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe (1995) The title says it all and it lives up to its billing. Maybe because Garth Ennis writes it. Still a very popular book today.

The Punisher #1 Marvel Knights 4 Issue Limited Series (1998) A four issue mini-series. Pencils by Bernie Wrightson.

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The Punisher #1 Marvel Knights 12 Issue Limited Series (2000) This 12 issue series was written by Garth Ennis.

The Punisher Painkiller Jane (2001) This one shot was from the Marvel Knights imprint. Written by Garth Ennis and art by Joe Jusko.

Deadpool #53 (2001) The first meeting between the Punisher and Deadpool. Although they meet in this issue, Frank isn’t on the cover until the next issue. Deadpool #54 is a classic standoff cover between the both of them. Steve Dillon provides that cover.

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The Punisher #1 Marvel Knights Regular Series (2001) Garth Ennis writes and Steve Dillon pencils this new ongoing Marvel Knights series. The series would last 37 issues.

The Punisher vs. Bullseye (2006) A five part Marvel Knights story. First time these two are in a comic together as a solo story.

Punisher #1 (2009) Here is a new Punisher series that lasted 16 issues before the series changed its name over to a new title with issue #17……Franken-Castle. Yes. Franken-Castle. The cover to issue one here pays homage to Amazing Spider-Man #129.

Thunderbolts #1 (2013) Castle, never really a dude that beats to anyone’s drum becomes a part of the Thunderbolts team here.

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This feature will focus on comics that no one is talking about. Sometimes for good reason though. There are some hidden gems among the non-elite here, but that said these are comics that have been long forgotten and simply not thought of anymore. Most of the comics in the article here are comics to be found in long box sales, but so much fun nonetheless. Some are actually a little tough to hunt down, but isn’t that the fun of it too? If interested in any of these comics, most can be found by clicking the red Ebay links provided in this article or comic cover if you don’t feel like hunting or you simply cannot find it. Will any of these comics ever be of monetary value? Probably not, but with the influx of television and movies these days you never know. Here are a few InvestComics oddities to check out. Enjoy and happy hunting/reading!

 

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Atari Force (DC 1982) – I recall getting these super cool insert comics in my new Atari game that my mother bought for me. Not only did I have a new video game, I had a mini comic to boot! 48 pages too! Are you kidding me?! Heaven. Surprising so, these inserts are not exactly that scarce on Ebay. The mini freebie comic was written by Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, crazy right? Art by long time Spidey artist Ross Andru. Cover of issue number 1 by the late Dick Giordano. Issue number 3 and 5 cover by Gil Kane?! Wait it gets better. Gil Kane penciled issue #5 (Last in the series). A failed attempt to make it a regular ongoing series in 1984 lasted only 20 issues. A John Byrne cover for a feeler Atari Force Special #1 went by the wayside. And that was that, into obscurity they went.

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Cloak and Dagger (Marvel Limited Series 1983) – This one time hot commodity way back in the early 80’s is not so hot these days. It’s a sad thing too. A unique team setup and potential to translate onto the big or small screen. Maybe some studio executive will wise up and see what a fantastic brand this could be. Or maybe not. The fans back in the 80’s sure did love them some Cloak and Dagger stories though. Top to bottom great creators on this mini-series. Terry Austin, Rick Leonardi and Bill Mantlo.

Sun Devils (DC Maxi-Series 1984) – Ah the good ol’ “maxi-series”. In the 80’s, not only did the “Limited Series” rule the roost, the maxi-series did as well. This fun story was brought to us by Gerry Conway and Dan Jurgens. 12 issues and done. Last known location was in 2007.

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Camelot 3000 (DC Maxi-Series 1982) – When this comic hit in 82, boy was it big. If you were an aftermarket buyer here, you paid a premium. This series was so very hot. It was one of the first DC direct market comics. Nowadays, it’s that big tumbleweed passing by your television screen when Clint is about to put a cap in someone. The most puzzling thing here has to be why DC never capitalized on bringing it back for more. The fans craved it, but it fell on deaf ears. Probably a lot has to due with artist Brian Bolland maybe? Or writer Mike W. Barr? Maybe they only wanted to work together again on this project and it never came to fruition. It doesn’t matter at this point, but what does matter is this ridiculously fabulous story. Buy this series if you do not own it yet. Amazing writing and art here, an absolute winner.

Gargoyle (Marvel Limited Series 1985) – Nothing more here than a cool story here from team member of the Defenders; Gargoyle. Writer J.M. DeMatteis and art by Mark Badger. Oh yes and issue one features a Bernie Wrightson cover. Awesome.

Foolkiller (Marvel Limited Series 1990) – This fun 10 issue limited series was from the creator of Howard the Duck; Steve Gerber. Issue number 8 featured a Spider-Man appearance and cover. A good around 10 issues here with a cool character.

X-Men and the Micronauts (Marvel Limited Series 1984) – Not that anyone has really forgotten this series, but when was the last time you heard anyone talk about it? Exactly. An all-star creative team comprised of writers Chris Claremont/Bill Mantlo and artist Jackson Guice. Covers by Guice and Bob Wiacek. This too was a hot book back in the 80’s.

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Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

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Creator Spotlight – Bernie Wrightson

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well.  This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative website on the planet.

What you read is 100% authentic. This material is 100% original content from InvestComics and does not borrow from any article(s) or comic website(s) for its content. Anything you read  from here on any other site that seems similar probably and most likely originated from here.

No_Fanboys……And please please lets enjoy the time here. No fanboys please. And if  there are any inaccuracy’s, it’s okay we’re human. Be sure to help us out and correct anything without a fanboy or hater hat on. Reminder: any speculative opinion is and cannot be inaccurate.It’s a guess.

 

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Bernie Wrightson is an artist that once you see his art for the first time, you identify with it immediately. Every time you see it thereafter, you’ll recognize it. His art captivates you. The darkness, the detail, the realism is like no other. Granted, all artist have their styles and each one brings a different reaction/feeling to the table, but Bernie is a unique one.

InvestComics will walk readers through some of Mr. Wrightson’s work throughout the years, touching on some key issues from him. He is the master within the horror genre. You look at his work and it evokes so many emotions, most being scared, or feeling alone, or oh crap I’m about to die. Mr. Wrightson is a legend within the comic book industry and you should be educated in knowing him if you don’t. Read about some of Bernie’s history right HERE and go to the Bernie Wrightson official website HERE for some spectacular galleries and information about where you can meet up with this legend.

Here are some of the key books InvestComics would like to point out to our fans. Keep in mind here that Mr. Wrightson has a very large catalog and we simply will in fact miss books that you the fan deem necessary to include, but this is why we have Facebook, the message area below, Instagram, etc to have your voice heard. Tell us what your favorite works are from the “Master of the Macabre”.

Let’s have some fun here and visit some of these outstanding books.

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Bernie Wrightson’s first professional published work was in DC’s House of Mystery #179 (1969). He did a backup story with another comic legend (early work), writer Marv Wolfman. This comic also featured some early work from Sergio Aragones and Neal Adams (Cover Artist).

His first non horror related comic came immediately following his first work. Although not too far from the realm of horror, he penciled a Spectre story in The Spectre #9 (1969)

Bernie continued to do interior backup stories for DC and a few covers for some magazines/indies, but it wasn’t until late 1970 when Marvel Comics stepped in and let Bernie do his first comic cover; Chamber of Darkness #7. His second Marvel cover would turn out to be Creatures on the Loose #10 (1971). Why mention his second cover you may ask? He collaborated on the cover with some guy named Jack ‘King’ Kirby. It also happens to be the first appearance of King Kull.

Green Lantern #82 (1971) turned out to be the first major superhero work. He only did the inks on one page here though. Inks over Neal Adams.

Here’s an interesting thing. Bernie did a cover for House of Mystery #195 (1971) and the name of the story was “Bat Out of Hell”. Look at that cover……..2 months later he’s one of the writers in Batman #237 (1971), which also is the first appearance of the Reaper. Then a few months after that he collaborates with Neal Adams on the Batman #241 (1972) cover. It looks very similar to the House of Mystery cover Bernie did just a few months prior. Was that House of Mystery cover a Batman break-in for Bernie? Possible right? Well just a few months after the Neal Adams Batman collaboration cover came Bernie’s first solo Batman cover happened on Detective Comics #425 (1972).

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Dialing back for a second here, House of Secrets #92 (1971) is a prize from the Bernie collection as far as first appearances are concerned. This comic features the first appearance of Swamp Thing. Wrightson is to Swamp Thing as McFarlane is to Spidey, Kirby is to Captain America, Frank Miller is to Daredevil….you get the idea right? Wrightson does the cover and interior here. Fantastic comic to own.

Already mentioned above were some of Wrightson’s first work with Marvel, but about a superhero for Marvel? He’s already done Batman for DC, what about Marvel? After some stints with Kull and Conan, he did his first sort of superhero character in Astonishing Tales #31 (1975). His cover art was a collaboration with Ed J. Harrington and it depicted Deathlok shooting in a blaze of glory. Okay so Deathlok doesn’t do it for you? How about Incredible Hulk #56 (1976)……from France. Yes that’s right. He did a Hulk solo cover that appeared only in France. Good luck getting that comic in NM condition….ever. So what about a SOLO Marvel cover in the States as a first for Bernie in regards to a major Marvel Superhero? Captain Marvel #43 (1976)? Nope, another collaboration. How about Incredible Hulk #197 (1976)? We have a winner! ….And who is that on the cover? Why yes that’s Man-Thing (coincidence? Um, no). What a beauty of a cover too.

Speaking of beauty. Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein (pictured above). Wow. Just wow. Marvel at the beauty of this artistry. Unbelievable, magnificent, poetry, classic….there simply are not enough words here.

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Bernie’s first Superman came in Superman #272 (1974) as a pinup. Still counts as a first. He also contributed a pinup in a Superman pinup portfolio in 1984.

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Here’s a question to ponder. Since the mention of Batman and Superman, what about Marvel’s flagship character? Spidey! Yes Bernie Wrightson penciled, inked and colored his first Spider-Man story back in 1986. Marvel had these really cool things called graphic novels back in the 80’s that featured original stories in oversized fashion and on super shiny paper. Oh it was so cool, good times, good times….. anyways, “Amazing Spider-Man in Hooky” was the name of Marvel’s graphic novel #22 (1986) that Bernie had complete creative control (except writing duties). This was Bernie’s first and only Spider-Man story he’s ever done. In Marvel graphic novel #29 (1987), Wrightson collaborated with legend Jim Starlin; The Incredible Hulk and the Thing. It wasn’t until the following year that Jim Starlin And Bernie Wrightson would collaborate to make one of the top 10 Batman stories of all time.

Batman: The Cult was and still is a bad as* Batman story. A four issue series that still brings it to this day. Still sort after and if you don’t own it, you should.

Rolling back here, here are two freebie’s for InvestComics fans. Back in 1983, Doctor Strange/Silver Dagger Special Edition #1, cover by Wrightson. Dreadstar #6, Get these comics in a 9.8 grade, get Bernie to sign them (Jim Starlin as well; Dreadstar #6), grade them and sell them before the Dr. Strange madness dies down a few years from now and the Dreadstar craze begins and dies as well. Your welcome.

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Jay Katz

 

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Byrne and Wrightson strike again!

Byrne and Wrightson strike again!

John Byrne and Bernie Wrightson both return with new series!
 

[Trio Image]San Diego, CA (March 2, 2012) – IDW Publishing is ecstatic to announce new projects from legendary creators JOHN BYRNE and BERNIE WRIGHTSON! This May, Byrne will be smashing into stands with a brand-new, creator-owned superhero series, TRIO. TRIO follows the exploits of three super-powered heroes known as Rock, Paper, and Scissors on a series of explosive adventures!

Along the way, beloved inkers who have finished off Byrne’s pencils in the past will be inking variant covers for the series, starting with “Joltin’” Joe Sinnott on issue 1, and Byrne’s Silver Surfer/X-Men: The Hidden Years cohort Tom Palmer on #2.

“Trio really is Byrne’s return to superheroic form,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. Ryall will be editing Trio himself. He added that “fans who’ve loved Byrne at all stages of his career, from his beloved and influential superhero comics to his more recent work with us on Star Trek and Next Men, will love what he’s bringing to bear on this series.”

[Frankenstein Alive, Alive Cover]In FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE, ALIVE! Wrightson teams up with one of his greatest collaborators, STEVE NILES to continue the legacy of one of his greatest works. This sequel to Wrightson’s acclaimed 1983 illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein was scripted by Niles and will feature Wrightson’s inimitable brushwork in addition to heaps of engrossing supplemental material like interviews, essays, and a serialization of Shelley’s original work.

And just to show how thrilled we are about these new series, IDW is throwing its full weight behind TRIO and FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE, ALIVE! and making each debut issue fully returnable for retailers.

“Both Byrne and Wrightson are not only legends in the comics field,” Ryall said, “but they’re also doing work here that stacks up nicely alongside their very best comics from the past, and we want retailers to know we stand behind these books in a big way. Hopefully the returnability of the issues really speaks to how strongly we feel about these books being a good bet for comic shops.”

This May, join IDW in welcoming these iconoclasts back to genres they helped define and experience time-tested comics greatness firsthand!

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Wrightson and Niles Forge Frankenstein Alive, Alive!

All-new series extends horror classic

[Frankenstein Alive, Alive Cover]San Diego, CA (July 21, 2011)—Today at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, IDW Publishing announced an [Interior Art]all-new horror series with acclaimed creators Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson. FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE, ALIVE will launch in 2012, picking up right where Mary Shelley’s classic tale ends.

“This is an idea that’s been rattling around somewhere in the back of my mind for a good many years,” said Wrightson. “I mentioned it to Steve and we started talking. In about two minutes I realized that not only were we on the same page, we shared a vision. I’m very excited to see this finally happening. It’s going to be lot of fun.”

A lifelong Frankenstein fan, Wrightson’s work on this monster has garnered universal praise for over 25 years. Now, Wrightson and Niles are collaborating on the next chapter in the life of Frankenstein’s monster. FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE, ALIVE turns this classic tale around, by telling the story from Frankenstein’s perspective in this 13-issue series.[Interior Art #2]

“The fact that I grew up worshipping Wrightson’s Frankenstein and now I’m working on a sequel with him is mind-blowing,” said Niles. “This is the project of a lifetime for me.”

FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE, ALIVE ($3.99, full color, 32 pages) will be available in stores in 2012.

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; Toho’s Godzilla and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 10-20-10

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Last week the New York Comic Con knocked the InvestComics Hot Picks off track for the very first time in 3 plus years. The NYCC was worth breaking that streak, we’ll just have to start a new one starting right……..now. Great news for Spider-Man fans, Carnage is back! Maybe not so great news for Peter, but check out the new Carnage #1 headed your way this week. There will be 4 covers for this one. Jump on the rarest of the 4 variants and hold on to it. Carnage fever will heat up like it did back in the early to mid nineties. Amazing Spider-Man #344 (1991), drawn by Mr. himself Erik Larsen introduced us to Cletus Kasady. Comics Price Guide lists this comic at $15. Cletus later becomes Carnage in Amazing Spider-Man #360 (1992). Spidey #360 gives us the cameo of Carnage, as Amazing Spider-Man #361 gives the first full appearance. The full appearance will cost you $18 and the cameo will cost only $4. Considering how hot Carnage became at one time, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this villain heat up once again.

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Going from one extreme to another, Batman villain Ragman never quite fit the bill as a hot commodity as Carnage did, a good villain nonetheless. So Ragman Suit of Souls #1 comes out this week. What does this mean for the collector? Absolutely nothing probably, but if you want to be on top of things, look for Ragman #1 from 1976 with a cover by legend Joe Kubert. The self titled number one issue was Ragman’s first appearance. This comic, like the first appearance of Carnage comes in at the $18 mark. So herein lays the question. You have $20 to spend; you have 2 first appearances to choose from. On one side you have an extremely popular villain from Marvel that has the potential to breakout once again, or you have a lesser known (less popular) Ragman that has a Joe Kubert cover, and is almost twice the age of the 1992 book (34 years old). Ragman being the older comic will probably be the harder to find in better shape, and is a Bronze Age comic. Ragman wins because of the age, the number of the issue and Kubert cover. Look for Ragman #2 while you’re at it. That issue is the origin issue. It’s only $14, another nice book to have in your collection.

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1aaa1aaafldcvertA few more books to check out this week are; Kick Ass 2 #1. Do you really need an explanation of this comic? Vertigo Resurrection #1 from Warren Ellis. With names like Ellis, Bernie Wrightson, Jim Lee attached, once again, an explanation? And finally Thor’s bro gets his own book Loki #1. He’s a bad dude, and appearing in his sibling’s movie next year.

 

That’s it for now. Remember to check out InvestComics™ TV. A lot of very cool guest coming up!

See you next week. Invest wisely. 

Jay Katz

 

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 10-6-10

1aaa1aahp106101InvestComics hammers its way through another week of Comic Hot Picks. This week, it’s all about Thor, Kung-Fu, Uncanny X-Force…and oh yes Batman, lots of Batman.

 

 

This week we’re going to look at a few quick picks then get to the main attraction. The main attraction is a legend and he’ll be coming out with a Batman book. More on that in a minute, first some quick picks…

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Brightest Day  from DC comics continues to absolutely burn up the charts. This week we get origin of Aqualad in issue #11. Marvel releases 8 number one issues this week. That’s 8 different number one issues, as in 8 titles. One of which has 8 variant covers. Is it the 90’s again?? Let’s take a look at a few of them. Shadowland: Spider-Man #1 would be the most fun as far as the back issue’s go. This issue will sort of re-introduce us to Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. The solicit from Marvel states that this issue will set a new path for Shang-Chi. So with that, if you want to get your collector paws on Shang-Chi’s first appearance, you’ll have to look for Special Marvel Edition #15 (1973), brought to you by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. Comics Price Guide.com has this comic listed at the $80 mark. Maybe a bit high for some collectors right now, but karate, and kung-fu comics were a hot item at one time. Will Marvel bring back the coolness again? Two words… Iron Fist.

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Chaos War #1 will be a sellout. This comic will be coming from 2 very talented and awesome creators; Greg Pak, and Fred Van Laente. Deadpool fans have a new Max title. Merc with a mouth in a Max book? Deadpool Max #1, yes this will be fun. As the Thor movie draws nearer, the more Thor we seem to be seeing. Ultimate Thor will be debuting in his own title; Ultimate Comics: Thor #1. This comic will see a second print in a few weeks, which brings us to our 8 variant cover comic. Uncanny X-Force #1 will go total 90’s style and have a cover for each one of you brothers, sisters, and cousins, maybe one for the dog too. 8 covers?? Is this really necessary? So if you want to flip at least one of these comics, look for two of these variants, IF you could get your hands on them. Look to buy the Retailers Premiere Edition, which is the rarest of the 8 variants, and then you have the second most scarce out of the bunch and that’s the Marko Djurdjevic (spell that right??) variant. Get these, CGC them, get the 9.9 grade, and bingo you’re in the money.

Now on to our Main Attraction this week, if you’re a horror fan and you know comics, then you know Bernie Wrightson. Simply put, this is THE horror artist of all comic bookdom. Check out Bernie’s web site right here to learn more about him, and see some of his amazing work. One day the comic world needs to see a Bob Heske/Bernie Wrightson Collaboration, now that would be awesome.

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Speaking of awesome, a “lost” Batman story drawn by Bernie comes out this week. Batman Treasures #1 will not only give us fans the lost story but a reprint of Swamp Thing #7. Funny DC decided to reprint Swamp Thing #7 from 1973 within this comic, because it also happens to be the first time Bernie actually drew Batman in a comic. Think they did that on purpose? The first Batman art from Bernie cost only $60. That is a beautiful comic to own. No doubt about this one. Now it’s important to know that this isn’t the first time that the horror master has touched the Batman character. The very first time Bernie Wrightson’s name appeared with Batman was actually in the self titled comic, Batman #237 (1971). He wrote this comic, and this is truly his first batman work. Issue #237 also happens to be the first appearance of the Reaper…..how fitting. This Gem cost only $120. There you have it, two Bernie Wrightson Batman comics you should really own. Actually, add another 4 comics to this list. If you collected comics back in the 80’s you’ll remember a comic named Batman: The Cult. This amazing 4 issue limited series was so hot back in the 80’s that it would have cost you an easy $50 to buy all four issues. Yes the markets were a bit crazy then, in today’s market each issue will cost about $3.50. The creative team on this series consisted of; art by Bernie, inker Jim Starlin, and writer Bill Wray. It was a great miniseries back then; it belongs in your stash today.

Bernie Wrightson’s first professional works are DC’s House of Mystery #179 (1969) $120, and Chamber of Darkness #7 (1970) $40 for Marvel.  These too need to be in your stash today.

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Watch InvestComics next week for some cool stuff regarding New York Comic Con. InvestComics will be there!

Until then, see you next week, Invest Wisely. 

Jay Katz

 

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 7-15-09

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Blackest Night will dominate this week. Take a look inside this weeks Hot Picks to see what else is on tap this Wednesday. 

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Dark Horse Comics is bringing the horror Creepy comics back.
IndieCreator Bob Heske  gave InvestComics a heads up on this one a month ago. Bob Heske knows horror, so IC will follow his lead and lead some more. Dark Horse looks like they have a home run here. With Eric Powell providing covers and the creepy team of Neil Kieid, Joe Harris, Mike Woods, Jason Shawn Alexander and with the legend horror ICON himself Bernie Wrightson on board this is going to be fun. THE Bernie Wrightson!!

 

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It’s finally here, one of the most anticipated Green Lantern stories ever is going to hit stands on Wednesday.  Is it possible for Geoff Johns to bring Green Lantern to another level? Well fans with the looks of this Lantern event, absolutely yes. Want to bring a little profit to another level? Buy the variant editions of this super hot series and hold. Let the third and fourth prints come out then look to sell at a premium.

 

 

 

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Here is a cool zombie epic headed our way this week. IDW publishing
brings the fun back into horror/zombie. The solicit states that it pays homage
to the 1970’s exploitation films and disaster movies. Lots of sex and gore in
this one fans. Not for the faint of heart we’re guessing. Perfect! Last Resort
will be brought to you by the team of Jimmy Palmiotti Justin Gray Amanda Conner and Darwyn Cooke. That’s an impressive team and they will indeed deliver on the IDW solicit. This we promise.
 

 

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Do Androids Dream of ElectricSheep? #1  Are you a Blade Runner fan? You know that Harrison Ford movie that came out in 1982 and directed by Ridley Scott. Yes
that movie. Anyway, the idea and concept came from an original book called ‘Do
Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ BOOM! Studios brings this book to life as it
was inspired from the Blade Runner film. This will be a 24 part series and
could be a good read. Look for this comic to gain some possible momentum as the
word gets out that this is a very cool sci-fi comic that needs to be on your
pull list.

 

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Amazing Spider-Man # 599  Conclusion to the American Son storyline.

 

 

 

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Mighty Avengers #27 
Villian The Unspoken is coming  and
it’s not going to be pretty.

 

Here are some other Comics to check out on Wednesday

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See You Next Week

Invest wisely

Jay Katz