InvestComics Hot Picks #357


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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 2/4/15

This week InvestComics will begin a new way to help fans get the comics they want to buy either before they sell out or is featured in our Hot Picks article. With each recommended book featured in the article, fans will be able to click the link to be directed to Ebay. The link will automatically narrow down to the specific comic on Ebay, weeding out all of the nonsense that may come along within a regular Ebay search. By being able to click and be directed right to Ebay, fans can now either use the buy it now option or place bids if they so desire. It’s a great option to have this feature because now if you forgot to tell your local shop or your favorite on line comic shop is out of a book, you now have the option to buy it or bid on it right away via the InvestComics link. It’s also fantastic for InvestComics fans because you now can click that first appearance, reintroduction, variant, graded comic, or anything we write up and buy it/bid on it right away before other fans buy it up. So if InvestComics has a link in RED, click it and buy it!

Have you seen the new Star Wars #1 blank variant cover that InvestComics has on Ebay right now on consignment for Capital Grading Services? The picture is below and here is the description:

Star Wars #1 Blank Variant – CBCS Graded, Signed and Sketched by 6 Creators! Here it is. A One of a kind! Star Wars # 1 Blank Variant sketched and signed by 6 different creators. Each creator did a sketch and signed it. The creators are; Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman, Charles Soule, Tim Seeley, Frances Manapul, and Ann Nocenti. This comic is CBCS Graded 9.6. A true one of a kind here! 
Here’s the link right HERE to the auction.

There are a few must check out places InvestComics fans need to be as far as social media goes. The InvestComics Instagram page is blowing up with various cool pictures. So much eye candy to check out. The InvestComics Investing in Comic books 101 (IC Poet Society) Facebook page is really the place to be these days regarding getting the latest dish on speculative comics. The page is blowing up with various members dishing dirt on some big books that have really taken off before the initial pop. If you are a speculator, you need to be there and weigh in. A lot of intelligent, wise, people in there. Fanboys not need apply. The official InvestComics Facebook page has fans coming by every day to check on some article posting’s and news, on a regular basis. So come by there too. Recently our sister company; Capital Grading Services came back from a show in Florida. The books that were witnessed can be found on the Facebook page right HERE and on the Instagram account. One book in particular is a winner, well two, but fans will see one for now. Stay tuned for the other “One of a Kind” book….

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Star Wars #2 heads our way this Wednesday with some very nice variants. Not as many as its previous issue so that’s a good thing! Will Star Wars continue its hotness with their new home at Marvel? We’ll see.

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There are a few variants that speculators may want to get this Wednesday to do a little flipping with. Get all of this comics signed and graded (as always, must be a 9.8 or higher), then sell them. Simple stuff here. First, there are so many pluses that accompany Spawn #250. It’s a mega-sized issue that features the return of the original Spawn, there is a rare Scottie Young variant, and then there is the Todd McFarlane/Greg Capullo variant. Get a double shot with both sigs; McFarlane/Capullo and you have a great book. Superman #38 seems to have made very little noise considering what its bringing this Wednesday. The comic will be double sized and have the following; Superman with new powers, Introductions/first appearances (or maybe re-introductions), New enemies (again, maybe reintroductions), and ready for this…? A new costume. Yes, Superman will don a new costume. Click the Superman #38 link now and buy your regular and variant copies on Ebay now before your local comic shop starts hoarding them or putting a $10 price tag on them. Wytches #4 will feature a variant cover from new upcoming superstar Babs Tarr. You must visit and like her Facebook page right HERE. Thanks to the VP of InvestComics on the heads on Tarr! “She’s the next Fiona Staples” as the VP said. Yes indeed. And while on topic about the great Fiona Staples, be sure to check out her special wraparound cover on Saga #25. Fiona will be the artist who catapults Archie Comics into the stratosphere when their relaunch occurs. Be ready for Fiona to bring it. You’ve been warned already on these pages about her and Archie Comics. You’ve been warned…..

Weird and funny thing about Avengers #41 this week. It features the same cover as Ultimates #1 from 2002. So with that, we get a sold out comic? Yep. Be sure to be on top of this one. It smells like one of those hot books to bust out. Not much of an explanation as to why the same cover, which means something very cool may be happening inside of that comic. Be sure to hit the links to buy your copies of Ultimates #1 for 99 cents before it may be too late and also the sold out Avengers #41. And awesome Noto variant. Check it out!

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Another group(s) will make waves this week. Check out Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men Black Vortex Alpha #1. This story sounds like it’s going to be some fun. It features the main villain named Mr. Knife within the arc. Mr. Knife’s first appearance is right HERE in Legendary Star-Lord #3. Looks like another 99 cent book to be had. If the story heats up, well then we all know what happens to that 99 cent book right?

New Zodiax #1 from Astronaut Ink is showing signs of great sales. A good looking story with a short print run makes for some nice possibilities no? Click the link to buy your copies now!

Valiant will have a hit on their hands with Imperium #1. Some great variants to choose from here. The book will sell out, so be on top of it. Another sold out comic on the horizon will be Postal #1. A great read and a fantastic Linda Sejic variant to get. Look for Grant Morrison’s Nameless #1 to hit the ground running. The very creepy/dark Rat God #1 from Dark Horse will hit the shelves this Wednesday. Read that with the lights very dim in bed at night. Then good to sleep. Report back what you dream about! The one time red hot Enormous book will hit this week with Enormous #6. The streak will continue with sellouts for that book though.

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Cluster #1 from Boom Studios looks like a great read as does Stray Bullets Sunshine and Roses #1 from Image Comics.

Return of the Living Deadpool #1 has a funny Ryan Stegman variant. And All New Captain America Fear Him #1 will be a good read.

Remember to click any of the comics in RED to be linked directly to the Ebay page of all the comics available of that issue. It’s a great tool to buy exactly what you want right away instead of hunting it down when it’s too late!

InvestComics was recently accepted as press for the first big Florida comic con of the season. Be sure to check out Shock Pop Comic Con and all their cool guest. Go HERE to their Facebook page and then go HERE to their website. Be sure to follow ALL of InvestComics social media to get live coverage of the show. Lots of awesome guest and a friendly promoter will make for a fantastic show in Fort Lauderdale! Be sure to come by and or tune in!

Lots more cool stuff coming from InvestComics down the pike. Be on high alert!


Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for February 4 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for February 4 2015

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of –
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !


This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

215 INK
Enormous #6 (Cover A Mehdi Cheggour), $3.99 – 506 copies left
Enormous #6 (Cover B Colin Lorimer), $3.99 – 383 copies

Sherlock Holmes Steam Detective #1, $3.99 – 84 copies

Afterlife With Archie Magazine #4, $4.99 – 298 copies

New Zodiax #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Joe St. Pierre), $3.50 – 68 copies

Lady Mechanika #0 And #1 Collected Edition (Cover A Joe Benitez), $3.99 – 772 copies

Cluster #1 (Cover A James Stokoe), $3.99 – 320 copies

Lady Death Apocalypse #1 (Renato Camilo Regular Cover), $4.99 – 290 copies

Mr Natural #3 (Of 3), $4.95 – 61 copies

Goon Once Upon A Hard Time #1 (Eric Powell Regular Cover), $3.50 – 1,068 copies
Lady Killer #2 (Of 5), $3.50 – 689 copies
Rat God #1 (Of 5), $3.99 – 1,571 copies

Deathstroke #1 (Tony S. Daniel 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 1,972 copies
Superman #38 (John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson Regular Cover), $4.99 – 853 copies

King Jungle Jim #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Darwyn Cooke), $3.99 – 602 copies
Legenderry Vampirella #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Joe Benitez), $3.99 – 801 copies

Nameless #1, $2.99 – 66 copies
Postal #1 (Cover A Linda Sejic), $3.99 – sold out
Saga #25, $2.99 – 280 copies
Spawn #250 (Cover A Todd McFarlane), $5.99 – 270 copies
Wytches #4, $2.99 – 179 copies

Annihilator #5 (Of 6), $3.99 – 778 copies

All-New Captain America Fear Him #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 936 copies
Ant-Man #2 (Mark Brooks Regular Cover), $3.99 – 325 copies
Avengers #41 (Bryan Hitch Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Edge Of Spider-Verse #2 (Of 5)(Robbie Rodriguez 4th Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 402 copies
Marvel’s Ant-Man Prelude #1 (Of 2), $2.99 – 915 copies
Miracleman #15 (John Totleben Regular Cover), $4.99 – 119 copies
Return Of The Living Deadpool #1 (Of 4)(Jay Shaw Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,739 copies
Star Wars #1 (John Cassaday 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Star Wars #2 (John Cassaday Regular Cover), $3.99 – 4,418 copies
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2 (Erica Henderson Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,341 copies

Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor #1 (NYCC Photo Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Doctor Who The Twelfth Doctor #1 (NYCC Photo Variant Cover), $3.99 – 5 copies

Imperium #1 (Cover A Raul Allen), $3.99 – 253 copies

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents White Queen #1 (Cover A Sean Chen), $3.99 – 164 copies – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!
Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at
Contact Terry at