Number One Comics – February 2018

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of February. 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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X-Men Red #1 – Tom Taylor and Mahmud A. Asrar.
Black Panther: Sound and Fury #1 -Ralph Macchio and Andrea DiVito.
Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1 – Gerry Duggan and Michael Allred.
VS #1 – Ivan Brandon and Esad Ribic.
Twisted Romance #1 – Alex De Camp, Sarah Horrocks, Katie Skelly and Magen Cubed.

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X-Men Red #1

Black Panther #1

Countdown #1

VS #1

Twisted #1

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Songs For The Dead #1 – Andrea Fort, Michael Christopher Heron and Sam Beck.
Portal Bound #0. – Mark Roslan, Gabe Carrasco and Alex Arizmendi.
Sideways #1 – Dan DiDio and Justin Jordan, Kenneth Rocafort.
Star Wars Thrawn #1 – Jody Houser and Luke Ross.
Kick-Ass #1 – Mark Millar.
Cold War #1 – Christopher Sebela and Hayden Sherman.
Charismagic Vol 3 #1 – Vince Hernandez and Harvey Tolibao.

Sideways #1

Thrawn #1

Kick-Ass #1

Cold War #1

Charismagic #1

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Athena Voltaire #1 – Steve Bryant and Ismeal Canales.
Baby Badass #1 – D.E. Schrader and Tim Larsen.
Black Betty #1 – Shawn Gabborin and Michela Da Sacco.
No Gods No Dungeon Masters – Rachel Dukes, Lo and Andy Warner.
Punk’s Not Dead #1 – David Barnett and Martin Simmonds.
Bloodborne #1 – Ales Kot and Piotr Kowalski.
Pumpkinhead #1 – Cullen Bunn and Blacky Shepherd.

Athena #1

Baby Badass #1

Black Betty #1

No Gods.. #1

Pumpkinhead #1

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Shiver Bureau #1 – Walt Ostlie.
Sonitus #1 – Cody Andrew Sousa, Dan Sheppard and Cecilla Lo Valvo
The XII #1 – Patrick Trahey and Luis Suarez.
Hit-Girl #1 – Mark Millar and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz.
Deathbed #1 – Joshua Williamson and Riley Rossmo.
The Brave & The Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #1 – Liam Sharp.
Batman Sins of the Father #1 – Christos N. Gage and Raffaele Lenco.

Shiver.. #1

The XII #1

Hit Girl #1

Brave & Bold #1

Batman Sins #1

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Black Panther Annual #1 – Don McGregor, Christopher Priest, Reginald Hudin and Ken Lashley.
Doctor Strange Damnation #1 – Nick Spencer, Donny Cates and Rod Reis.
Infinity Countdown Prime #1 – Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato Jr.
Lockjaw #1 – Daniel Kibblesmith and Carlos Villa.
Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1 – Dan Abnett and Lan Medina.
Terrifics #1 – Jeff Lemire and Joe Prado.

Black Panther #1

Damnation #1

Infinity Prime #1

Mera #1

Terrifics #1

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The One #1 – Rick Veitch.
The Wilds #1 – Vita Ayala and Emily Pearson.
Box Boy – Tayson Martindale.
The Beef #1 – Richard Starking, Tyler Shainline, Shaky Kane and John G. Roshell.
Peek a Boo #1 – Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Victoria Rau.
The Amazing Cerebus #1 – Dave Sim, Sandeep Atwal and Gustave Dore.
Labyrinth #1 – Simon Spurrier and Daniel Bayliss.
G.I. Joe vs. The Six Million Dollar Man #1 – Ryan Ferrier and S.L. Gallant.
Alisik: Fall #1 – Hubertus Rufledt and Heige Vogt.
Assassin’s Creed Origins #1 – Anne Toole and PJ Kaiowa.
Dreamless #1 – Bobby Crosby and Sarah Ellerton.

The One #1

The Wilds #1

The Beef #1

Peek A Boo #1

Amz Cerebus #1

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InvestComics Top 5 #152

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 #515 and new comics coming this Wednesday 2/21/18.

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Amazing Spider-Man #796 – Red Goblin mania has officially set in. Will this issue be the first “full appearance” of Red Goblin? Better get to that comic store early because it’s sold out already. Rumor has it that the Red Goblin will first FULL appear in issue #797.
Pumpkinhead #1 – Dynamite Entertainment has a hit on their hands. Creative team Cullen Bunn and Blacky Shepherd bring this almost completely sold out (distributor level) comic this Wednesday.
Hit-Girl #1 – Who doesn’t love this foul-mouthed hero? Appearing in her first on-going series beginning this week.
Avengers #681 – Comic fans are all in with Marvel’s 16 week plan as long as they deliver on time. Week seven of “No Surrender” answers the question “Who is Voyager?” Readers are so interested (maybe a few speculators too) that this comic is on its way to selling out.
Batman #41 – Artist Mikel Janin returns for part one of “Everyone Loves Ivy”.

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Thanos #12 Buy Now

Kick-Ass #3 Buy Now

Spm #797 Buy Now

Also appearing in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #515
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Thanos #13Thanos #14 and Thanos #15
Amazing Spider-Man #797
Infinity Countdown Prime #1
Doctor Strange Damnation #1
Black Panther Annual #1
Super Sons #13
Batman and The Signal #2
Batman Sins of the Father #1
Trinity #18
First Issue Special #8 (1975)
The Brave & The Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #1
Deathbed #1
Kick-Ass #3 (2008)
Sonitus #1
Shiver Bureau #1
Musketeers #1
Bloodborne #1
Punk’s Not Dead #1

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New Comics This Week #515

A weekly video look at some of the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 2/21/18. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #515.

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 2-21-18

New comic book release day 2/21/18. 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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Olivier Coipel

Declan Shalvey

Viktor Bogdanovic

Mike Deodato Jr.

Russell Dauterman

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Frank Cho

Amy Reeder

JG Jones

Goran Parlov

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John Tyler Christopher

Eric J

Yasmine Putri

Greg Land

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Joshua Middleton

Mikel Janin

Greg Smallwood

Dustin Nguyen

Alex Ross

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InvestComics Hot Picks #515

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Amz Spider-Man #796

Avengers #681

Black Panther Annual #1

Dr Strange Damnation #1

Infinity Prime #1

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Amazing Spider-Man #795 featured the first appearance (well the first look) of the Red Gobin or Carnage Goblin or whatever the heck people are calling Norman Osborn (Green Goblin) these days. In any event, this comic sold out as speculators found their new “Cosmic Ghost Rider” speculative comic. Although we do have our thoughts on that particular character as opposed to the Red Goblin. A written thesis appeared on our InvestComics Facebook page regarding the first appearance of Cosmic Ghost Rider and the “big reveal” as well. In case you missed it, here is an edited version of that diatribe;
“According to so many sites and buyers/sellers another “hot” modern book(s) are Thanos #13, Thanos #14 and Thanos #15. The first appearance(s) of Cosmic Ghost Rider. Issue 15 being the “big reveal”. Some buyers are riding the hype train to the tune of $60+ for all three issues (sold on Ebay). This is excessive spending for a book(s) not even 3 months, 2 months and 1 month old. Excessive too because several sites and sellers are pushing these comics as the next coming of the first appearance of The Punisher. Take a deep breathe. Exhale.
There is a reason why a Ghost Rider comic never made it past 93 issues. 81 was the previous longevity for this book, then a significant drop-off from there. There is a reason the second Ghost Rider film bombed. Heck, the first movie made only 5 million more than its budget cost. There are reasons for this. As The Punisher is a fantastic character, he’s a great side story or teammate. He is not a front man. Maybe for a Netflix series, but that’s it. Same with Ghost Rider. Always better as a bridesmaid, never a bride. These comics are way overvalued for NO reason other than a whole lotta hype from uninformed websites, overzealous hype and sellers. Save that money collectors. Buy into an obscure Jack Kirby first appearance character, not this ridiculousness.
One thing we always mention…..As always, if you bought low and you can sell these comics, by all means make that cash for yourself. Money is good, nothing wrong with this if a potential buyer is willing to pay an exorbitant amount for a modern book. Reinvest in older potential books. Your gut. Let these modern book “speculators” help your cause in reselling if you can!
Maybe InvestComics will be wrong on this one. We’ve been wrong before! No one is perfect, but buying a modern book(s) containing a Frank Castle/Ghost Rider mash-up going for big money in the aftermarket is not learning from history, but listening to others creating a market that really should not exist.”

Well, there you have it. One fanboy was a bit hurt with the post even as we made sure to state in bold letters right at the beginning of the post; “OPINION based piece, if you leave any troll comments, you will get banned and deleted.” Put your big boy pants on please if you want to be a part of this conversation. Of course they found it extremely hard to hold back and not act like a big boy. We’re game to always have a conversation about topics, but making false accusations towards us, cursing, bullying, writing a negative five-word sentence, not stating facts, not having a coherent thought, is simply not going to fly. Put big boy pants on and converse in a manner that moves conversation forward. Agreeing to disagree does not make for adversaries, it makes us all human. All good. Trolls need a backseat here, always. So, back to the original topic here, this Wednesday, Amazing Spider-Man #796 features the second FIRST appearance of Red Goblin. Sounds ridiculous right? Yes it does, but fans are saying that the Red Goblin will “first appear” in Amazing Spider-Man #797 after seeing him in two books. The kicker is that Norman Osborn will not be completely “transformed” into the RED GOBLIN until that issue. Soooo, safest bet is to purchase any issue of Amazing Spider-Man that has a demonic looking red dude if you’re in the market for this first appearance. Amazing Spider-Man #796 is sold out, so get to the shop early if you are a bull. If you’re a bear, lay down and get to your shop later. We’re bullish on Red Goblin and bearish on Cosmic Ghost Rider. That’s our takeaway.

Batman Sins #1

Batman/Signal #2

Batman #41

Super Sons #13

Brave & Bold #1

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Ever yearn for an explanation or a complete checklist on the Infinity Gems in one comic book? Wait no longer, Infinity Countdown Prime #1 will provide just that. Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Mike Deodato Jr.
Doctor Strange Damnation #1; Nick Spencer, Donny Cates and Rod Reis.
Black Panther Annual #1; Don McGregor, Christopher Priest, Reginald Hudin and Ken Lashley.
Marvel answers the question “Who is Voyager?” in Avengers #681. “No Surrender” part 7.

Hit-Girl #1 2012

Hit Girl #1 2018

Kick-Ass #3

Pumpkinhead #1

Trinity #18

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1st Issue Special #1

“Mother’s Day” part one; Super Sons #13. Writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Carlo Barberi.
Three Bat books to check out this week; Possible multiple introductions in the Batman and The Signal #2 release this week. Batman #41 marks the return of artist Mikel Janin. This issue will also begin an “epic” tale; “Everyone Loves Ivy” from writer Tom King. Finally, Batman Sins of the Father #1. Writer Christos N. Gage and artist Raffaele Ienco.
Trinity #18 features the all-out return of Warlord. Yes, he actually popped up in the previous issue, but we wanted to be dramatic here. Anyway, the reason this is being brought up is simple. Warlord first appeared in First Issue Special #8 (1975). 43 years ago. Written, penciled, inked, cover art by legend Mike Grell. A graded 9.4 copy is only $90 on Ebay. A great raw copy of this comic is in the $20-$50 range. Crazy. What’s more crazy is spending $25 on a raw 3-month-old book featuring the “stunning” first appearance of Cosmic Ghost Rider and this gorgeous piece sits out there. Then a 9.8 of the first Cosmic Ghost Rider will sell for double or triple the price of this 43-year-old comic. Boy are things upside down.
The Brave & The Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #1; Written and drawn by Liam Sharp.
Deathbed #1 (Vertigo); Writer Joshua Williamson and artist Riley Rossmo.

Musketeers #1

Punks #1

Shiver Bureau #1

Sonitus #1

The XII #1

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Deathbed #1

Bloodborne #1

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.
One of, if not everyone’s favorite Kick-Ass character is Hit-Girl. She debuts in her first on-going series this Wednesday. This isn’t the first time Hit-Girl has taken the solo ride in comic book land. Back in 2012, Marvel’s imprint “Icon” put out a five part series featuring everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed 13 year old crime fighter. This week, it’s back at Image Comics. This time to go further than five issues (hopefully). Mark Millar writes and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz will be on art duties. Original Kick-Ass gangster artist John Romita Jr. provides a variant cover or two. This new Hit-Girl series will…..dare we say it…….will we say it….? Kick-Ass! Haha! Speaking of Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl first appeared in Kick-Ass #3 (2008). 
Alterna Comics continues their awesome old style “comic print” comics in 2018. Fans are loving it because of the nostalgia and the good storytelling. This Wednesday, TWO new offering’s; Sonitus #1,  creators Cody Andrew Sousa, Dan Sheppard and Cecilla Lo Valvo and The XII #1 by Patrick Trahey and Luis Suarez.
Scout Comics hitting the InvestComics Hot Picks once again with their Wednesday release; Shiver Bureau #1 by Walt Ostlie.
A new team book within the Grimm Universe; Musketeers #1 (Zenescope Entertainment). Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco.
Pumpkinhead #1 (Dynamite Entertainment); Cullen Bunn and Blacky Shepherd. Strong sales here looking toward a sell out.
Bloodborne #1 (Titan Books); Ales Kot and Piotr Kowalski.
Punk’s Not Dead #1 (IDW); David Barnett and Martin Simmonds.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #354

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 1/14/15

This Wednesday, comic book collectors will probably witness record breaking history (or an extremely close second). Not so sure a record breaker one could be proud of, but it’s a first. This InvestComics Hot Picks contains the most questions ever posed in one article, so get ready for lots of answers too!

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Star Wars (2015 Marvel) #1 will have the most variant covers ever released with its debut. As a regular reader of InvestComics, most of you know we feel about variant covers. A little reminder; variant covers are an awesome addition to the hobby. You go on Wednesday to your local comic shop, see a cover (eye candy) you like and you buy it. No one is forcing you to buy it, but you have an option to purchase it if you’d like. Continuing; are variants really necessary? No they are not. That said, as mentioned, they not only give the customer an option, but it also gives the possibility of an investment. The investment part is where many speculators fail miserable in building their collection. Speculators need be reminded as InvestComics has spoken about time after time that most modern variants will not hold their value. There is however a way to make some very good cash flow on some of them. InvestComics readers know this by following this article each and every week for 9 years now. Buying random variants for $50 or $100 or more because they look pretty will probably have you in red. Getting in the black actually requires some thinking and knowledge when you’re buying modern comics, especially the variants. InvestComics has been here for you regarding these guidelines and we’re going to be here again when the record breaker hits this Wednesday.

Another thing that is said on InvestComics repeatedly is the ridiculousness of the variants. It really is not necessary to have so many variants for any comic book, but here’s the thing. Marvel Comics (Disney) and any other comic company are here to make money and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Money is what keeps the machines rolling. The artist, writers, inkers, colorist, printers, etc all need money. Most comic companies want to deliver the best product they can to their consumer. Another way of reaching a wide audience, creating hype and to make money is to give consumers variant covers. The comic companies are not making $500 on that Joe Quesada Star Wars variant, but they’ll make it on the back end by getting the store owners to order more of the regular variant covers, thus creating the more expensive variant the consumer wants so bad. So in the end, the house always wins and the speculator is left guessing what to gamble on. The question; should I pluck down $200 for a Star Wars #1 variant or shouldn’t I? Long term? Short answer, no way.

What about Star Wars #1 should the speculator know? Well let’s get the first and most important thing out of the way. Buy this comic no matter what because it’s going to be a fun story. It picks up after Star Wars Episode IV The New Hope. We’ve all been down this road before as far as a story picking up within this time frame, however it’s a new spin. Artist John Cassaday and writer Jason Aaron are bringing their A-game. Have you’ve seen the previews? Very impressive.

Now the “other stuff”. When you arrive to your local comic shop you’ll probably notice that one entire section of wall or space where the new comics are will be dedicated to Star Wars #1. The option to purchase one of the gazillion variant covers will be available to you. So many choices, what to do what to do the speculator will ask himself/herself. Well the answer lies within the old expression back on my Wall Street days; Buy low sell high. But in this case it’s going to be a bit of the opposite. Why you ask? Because if you’re going to want to make any sort of money here, a few hundred bucks, you’ll have to buy the more expensive variant, get it signed and graded (must be a 9.8 or higher. MUST) and flip it. You’ll have to flip the comic so fast that the comic grading company’s plastic will still be warm. Can this also be done with the “cheaper” variants? Yes, but there will be very little money there because you and every other speculator will be doing those comics. It’s the $200+ variants that will bring the most for your buck during the crazy short lived aftermarket. Supply will exceed demand.

Why is it that the aftermarket will be short lived? Well, first the supply and demand issue will be a huge factor. Also, the hype of this comic will be the driving force (no pun intended) behind the book. Once the dust clears and speculators realize that this particular Star Wars comic bears no redeeming value, it’s a dump fest. By redeeming value I mean that there is absolutely nothing holding on the INSIDE of the comic to keep its value. Is there a first appearance? Is there a major story plot line that will appear in the new films? Is there an error on a certain variant and recalls will occur? Is there a lawsuit pending for any reason on this comic? Did John Cassaday sneak in a DC character in the background someplace? None of these do not seem likely right? So ask yourself, where does the true value (besides a fantastic read) come in?

So where does the value lie then if any? As already stated, one of the values will be in the more expensive variants. The true value in this lies in the past though. 1977, 1980, and 1986 to be more precise. Here’s the thing. If judgment prevails for the speculator they will take most of that extra money they want to spend on a pretty variant and buy a Marvel Comics Illustrated: Empire Strikes Back (1980). This would be the first true appearance of Boba Fett. How about you get a Star Wars #42 (1980) too? The first appearance of Boba Fett in an actual Star Wars comic. Or even still, how about a Star Wars #68 (1982)? The origin of Boba Fett. The original Star Wars #1 (1977) from Marvel? And how about the RARE last issue (we like rare don’t we?) Star Wars #107 (1986). There are so many other Star Wars comics to invest in for long term as well, do your research, speculate. Here is the thing this speculator is leaning towards, If you feel so inclined to buy a Star Wars Variant, buy a Boba Fett one……

So why the mention of Boba Fett so much? Rumor has it that in-between the new Star Wars films will be a possible Boba Fett film. So why not cash in on this now? Yes the film would be 3 or 4 years out from now if it ever does happen, but buying the first appearance(s) of a character as popular as Boba Fett is always a good thing. Better than pouring money into a variant that will probably meet the same fate as the Death Star.

Buy what you like. One lesson InvestComics will always preach as well. If you like a certain variant and it cost $300, then buy it. If you are tired of seeing the variant covers, stop buying them. It’s your will and right to do so. If you think that variant will sustain its value, then it’s your right to think that too. This speculator will look at the other wall this Wednesday at the comic shop, you know the one. The one with all of the cool Bronze age back issues on it. Boba Fett will be pointing that gun at me daring me to buy that issue for $75. Yes Boba, lets dance for a while. The 2015 party will be short lived.

Doctor_Strange_InvestComicsFor weeks and months InvestComics has given the speculator a heads up about the entire Spider-Verse platform. A great story accompanied by a boatload of introductions and reintroductions. So many that it’s almost impossible to keep up with.Spider-Verse (2014) #2 will be another crazy issue with a ton of things going down inside of it. We cannot stress enough, buy the Spider-Verse comics, cross-overs and all, just like the Gwen book, another character will break-out. The Spider-Verse story is Dan Slott at his finest.

Amazing X-Men (2013) #15 will have Cyttorak as a focal point in part one of The Once And Future Juggernaut. With Dr. Strange being so hot these days, this comic gives us all a great excuse to buy a Doctor book! Check out Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #44 (1992) for the first appearance of Cyttorak. Although earlier mentions and a stone figure of Cyttorak exist in other comics, this is his first true appearance.

DC Comics will compete with Marvel this week and have their own huge number one debut with Mortal Combat X (2014 DC) #1. Just kidding of course. Seems DC is staying out of the way of Marvel this week. But they forge ahead nonetheless with the release of a Mortal Combat comic. History shows us that Mortal Mortal_Kombat_InvestComicsKombat has always been spelled with a letter K as opposed to a letter C in the word Kombat. A DC solicit error? What gives here? Anyway, DC gave the Mortal Kombat lure a crack once. That occurred in 2008. Now they are back at it again 7 years later. Why? It’s to hype the new game coming out and why not really? Everyone loves a good butt kicking comic don’t they? And just for the record, the first Mortal Kombat comic debuted in 1992 from Midway. It’s a hard get in NM condition. $60+ on Ebay.

Marvel continues their hyperbole with All New Ultimates (2014) #12. A comic that guarantees the “Marvel Comics to end all Marvel Comics”. Check it out! Awesome read here probably.

Secret+Wars_Spider_Man_WWE_SpiderMan_InvestComics….In issue number eight we learned that Miles is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Learn more in Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man (2014) #9! Look at that Dale Keown cover to Avengers (2012 5th Series) #40. Thanos is awesome right? No reason to mention this comic other than the awesomeness of the cover.

Oh yes, maybe there actually is a reason to mention that cover. A perfect lead in to checking out the cover to WWE (2013 Papercutz) #11. Boy does that homage cover look familiar!

Thanos_Dale_Keown_InvestComicsSee you soon. May the force be with you.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz