InvestComics Hot Picks #324

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ALL InvestComics material within the weekly Hot Picks is 100% authentic and original. If you see anything mentioned on the internet or on social media that is written here, it came from HERE. This article is from a pure speculation vantage point and is not researched, read about, and or borrowed from ANY website or social media outlet. Every thought, every recommendation, every prediction, every gain, every loss, everything is InvestComics. So when I inform you to buy up Namor comics a few months ago (In January – InvestComics Hot Picks #304), I had no idea that an article(s) would pop up regarding a possible Namor movie recently. Read the reasoning behind the speculation and you’ll understand that I am as authentic as they come. And then in the InvestComics #316 article it reads “…….Like Namor, yeah Namor. He’s going to be some sort of a factor. Be it now or in the not so distant future, but watch out for him. I’ve mentioned this before. This is a gut. Who knows…….?”  Namor was recommended a few more times after that and even before that too, so for those who ignored it, no biggie, you still have plenty of time before Marvel makes the official announcement whenever that may be (years).  You see, InvestComics is setting trends, breaking ground, making the “big guys”…….the “big” comic book websites take notice. Would they ever give credit where it’s due? No way. That would be too noble and unfortunately not everyone is as honest as I am. The aforementioned character is only a recent example of a plethora of characters I have speculated on and many, many of them have come to fruition, thus making some serious profits for speculators that have followed the website since its inception in 2005. More often than not these days there is another website or person taking credit from this article. Give kudos, give references, give the credit where it is due.

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Have you heard that Daredevil will be coming to a television screen near you soon? That’s if you’re buying into Netflix of course. And of course you knew about Daredevil, but what about his rouge gallery? He has a few you should definitely have those in your collection by now. Typhoid Mary is still affordable and that should without a doubt be picked up. She first appeared in Daredevil #254 (1988). On the more expensive side you can and should always buy Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1967) whenever you have a chance. Never pass up the Kingpin’s first appearance. Especially since Marvel/Netflix just announced the person for that role on the television show. No matter really, Amazing Spidey #50 is a winner with or without that show coming on.  So then you have Daredevil (2014 4th Series) #4 coming out this week. This issue will focus on the all new villain The Owl. This villain will probably and most likely appear on the Netflix show as well. Check out the Owl’s first appearance in Daredevil #3 (1964). The new Daredevil issue this Wednesday will also bring Foggy Nelson into the equation. Will Foggy be a part of the new show too? Probably, but you’ll have to fork down some serious dough to get his first appearance because it just so happens to be the first appearance of Matt Murdock himself in Daredevil #1 (1964). Like in the case of the Amazing Spider-Man #50 issue though, Daredevil #1 will always be in the buy market.

Batwoman (2011 2nd Series) #32 will bring Nocturna front and center in the new 52 universe. And just in case you’re wondering; Nocturna’s first appearance is in Detective Comics #529 (1983).

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There is one knockout punch coming from Image Comics this week that you need to get and have fun with in the aftermarket; Wicked and Divine (2014) #1. The comic is completely sold out across the board. Regular and variants are sold out. So get em’ while they’re hot. MPH (2014 Image) #2 variants are gone. Look for second prints on this comic to follow soon.

1870697 1867874IDW will be in the black this new comic book day. Star Trek City on the Edge of Forever (2014) #1 is sold out and the Winterworld (2014 IDW) #1 variants are gone. Soon too will be the regular cover.  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star in an all new series; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles In Time (2014) #1. Sales look strong on this comic right now.

Dynamite Entertainment are showing some very strong sales with Doodle Jump (2014) #1. Doodle will most likely be sold out soon after its release.

Marvel promises to name a character from its’ 48 year history in Silver Surfer (2014 5th Series) #3. What does this mean exactly? Your guess is as good as mine, I have no idea.

Other debut comics to check out this week; Thomas Alsop (2014) #1, Regular Show (2013 Kaboom) Annual #1, Fathom (2013 Aspen 5th Series) Annual #1, and Wonderland Age of Darkness (2014) #1.


Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 9-19-12

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Another week, another slew of DC Zero issues. Within the past couple of weeks, InvestComics has given the reader a basic synopsis of the Zero issues and then elaborated on each one. This week we’re going to stick to the same game plan, but deliver you the first appearances of the focal character or team. And no, we are not going the route of EVERY single first appearance, i.e. Post Crisis, Pre Crisis, Earth 247, Zero Countdown, Golden Age, Silver Age, 52, Post Flashpoint, etc….you get the idea. We’re going to stick to basics. That would be basics for everyone except for the big cheese known as Shazam and also Captain Atom. Why Shazam you ask? Well because he’s Shazam. Why Captain Atom? Well because his first appearance…..well just read ahead.

Justice League #0 brings Billy Batson to the forefront in this zero origin issue. DC will probably press very hard in making Shazam relevant again, and that’s okay. There’s nothing like trying to rival your own character base (ahem Superman). Shazam first appeared in 1940, Whiz Comics #2 from Fawcett Comics to do JUST that, rival Superman. It wasn’t until 33 years later in 1973 (yes we can count!) that DC Comics bought the rights and Shazam appeared in his own number one issue. So go out and get that 1973 issue before Shazam becomes extremely relevant as he has done from time to time. Only this time, with Hollywood lurking, it’s only a matter of time before we see this character on screen. Or maybe not, Justice League anyone?

The women dominate this week as they have six of the thirteen Zero issues. First up the Mecca of all Superhero women…. Wonder Woman. Just how many times has this character been redone over the years? So many times, it’s comical. So with that, Wonder Woman #0 reveals something from her past and a new villain to boot! Looking forward to that villain! We all have a past don’t we? WW first appearance came in All Star Comics #8 (1941). Supergirl #0 gives readers the answer to that burning question they always wanted to know, as Krypton was falling apart and about to blow to smithereens, who sent Supergirl to earth? Okay… staying on topic of the “ridiculousness”, Supergirl’s TRUE first appearance came in Superman #123. So what is the ridiculous part of this you ask? How about that there are two first appearances listed for Supergirl as; Super-Girl and Supergirl. Absurd. Moving right along, Batwoman #0 features Kate Kane and say her size 9 foot on the cover? Kate’s first appeared in 52 #9. Amethyst makes her much awaited reentry into the DC Universe. Right? You were waiting admit it. Maybe not. Anyway, Sword of Sorcery #0 begins anew with the ever so missed Gemworld. You did miss Gemworld too, right? Find Amethyst’ first appearance in Legion of Super-Heroes #298 (1983) sitting in some 25 cent box someplace. Although it does say on the cover that the 16 page preview story is an instant collector’s item! Awesome. Birds of Prey #0 shows us the first meeting between Batgirl and Black Canary. Let the fun ensue! Catch the first Birds of Prey in Black Canary Oracle Birds of Prey #1. And finally, rounding out the six females this week is Catwoman #0. Much like the first appearance of Supergirl with the hyphen or no hyphen, Catwoman’s TRUE first appearance is in Batman #1. Yes THAT Batman; Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. The character appeared in this issue simply known as “The Cat”. Good enough, that’s her first appearance.

Now back to the boys. Jamie Reyes is the Blue Beetle in Blue Beetle #0. Jamie first appeared in Infinite Crisis #3 (2006). The Red Hood (Jason Todd) first revealed himself in Batman #635.

This week Red Hood and the Outlaws #0 reveals how Jason came back to life after the classic storyline “A Death in the Family” put him to death in the hands of the Joker. Ah the good old days. The good old day’s also brings us back Space Adventures #33 (Charlton – 1960) featuring the first appearance of Captain Atom. This first appearance was brought to us by the legend Steve Ditko. Do you need any other reason not to own this comic? Revisiting the Shazam platform here, DC acquired the rights to Captain Atom and he appeared in his self titled comic Captain Atom #1 in 1987.

From Jason Todd to Dick Grayson, Robin’s that simply have issues working with Batman (maybe the DC Universe needs a human resources department?) Nightwing #0 reveals the origin of Dick Grayson as Nightwing. The first time Dick Grayson is the Nightwing character is in 1984’s Tales of the Teen Titans #43.

Legion of Super-Heroes #0  – The first appearance of the team Legion of Super-Heroes happened in 1958. Adventure Comics #247 gets the nod here. Green Lantern New Guardians #0 forms a new team and DC Universe Presents #0 comes at us with some good stories (we hope) with some characters we really don’t care about, but want to.

Marvel Comics treats readers to a reprint issue in Thanos Final Threat. This book covers the Avengers Annual #7 and Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2. These are classic comics that need to be in your collection if you want to jump on the next “Darth Vader” of the Sci-fi movie world; Thanos.

Two independent comics to check out this week are Pound Ghouls Night Out #1 and Ghost #0.

That’s it for this week. See you next week!

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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