DC’s Convergence will slay the market with great storytelling. Great storytelling along with DC’s test market too. Yes a test market. Now granted they wanted to put together a killer plot that brought “everything” together, but don’t think for a second they aren’t paying attention to the noise (demand) on what older characters or groups are causing a buzz. A buzz on an older group or character could potentially mean more money in the bank for them down the road. This is where YOU have to pay attention. InvestComics can point out some potential (speculation) on some of the older players, but the speculator also needs to keep their ear to the ground here and pay attention. We cannot call them all and we will miss some, so please fanboy, check yourself before you write emails or post on our InvestComics Facebook/Twitter/Instagram accounts that we missed something. And lest we remind you here, this is all speculation on the point that DC is running a mini marketing campaign without anyone realizing it, except for InvestComics of course. The thought of bringing any of these older obscure characters/groups back front and center may never happen. Some of them were very popular at one point and just lost traction along the way, maybe just maybe this is the door that opens once again for them? Maybe not. Either way it’s fun to speculate and collect first appearances anyway.
The entire DC solicit campaign this week centers on two titles from the 90’s. Zero Hour from 1994 and Kingdom Come from 1996. Two epic series in their own right. Fantastic reads and pure fun. You can get the trades for these books, but the original comics are very affordable. Click those red links to buy them now from Ebay.
Convergence Superman Man of Steel #1will feature the group Gen13. Anyone remember them? They were hot for a little bit back in the day. So is this one of those marketing ploys DC is testing? You never know right? Just in case you’d like to jump on their first appearance it’s in the overprinted Deathmate: Black comic from 1993. Plenty of copies to be found, not a hard one to find by any means.
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Lady Quark and Ambush Bug will both appear in Convergence Supergirl Matrix #1. Lady Quark first appeared in the unforgettable Crisis of Infinite Earths storyline. Crisis on Infinite Earths #4 (1985) to be exact. Another very easy get here. Ambush Bug first appearance came in DC Comics Presents #52 (1982). One of those weird comics you’ll find in some 25 cent pile someplace. If you don’t feel like searching for it, buy it right here in this article, but not that many copies on Ebay…..interesting. Love these comics because of the creators on them and because there probably aren’t a whole lot of these in great condition laying around.
The character Deathblow has never really emerged as a winner within the DC universe. Appearing in a ton of Wildstorm books, but never making an impact on the DC side. Granted he’s only had a few appearances since 2011, but still. He will be making an appearance in this week’s Convergence Aquaman #1. His first appearance came in Darker Image #1 (1993). One of the easiest comics on planet earth to get.
Convergence Superboy #1 features an awesome cover by Babs Tarr. InvestComics has spoken about her a few times. An up and comer to watch for.
And just as Convergence #1 had the new Batman (Bunny-Bats) on the variant, Convergence #2 will feature the new look Wonder Woman on its cover. This is sketch variant done by David Finch is sold out. So we can all safely guess where these sketch variant Convergence covers are going right?
Archie Comics will make their presence known this week. Check out Betty and Veronica #275 for the first appearance of two new girl transfer students; Violette and Banni. Like as if Archie doesn’t have enough girl troubles in his life right? With all of Archie Comics’ big plans coming in the next few years (movies/television), you never know if they will reach to any new first appearances to make some noise with them. An few variants are available with issue 275 here. Check out that beautiful Adam Hughes variant. How about a sold out Ramona Fradon cover too?
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Also this week from Archie Comics is Archie vs Predator #1. Yes that’s right, no misprint here. The Eric Powell variant is all kinds of wrong, but all kinds of awesome though.
….And Archie Comics imprint Dark Circle releases Fox #1. This looks like a good read. A must get.
Marvel Comics’ Ms. Marvel #14 will have an introduction of a new male character. Not sure what the deal is with him, but his name is “Crush”. Maybe that’s his name, not quite sure yet. We’ll have to wait a few issues to watch this one unfold.
Ember #0 from Boundless comics looks interesting (scarce on Ebay right now), as does Tithe #1 and Runlovekill #1 from Image.Runlovekill #1 has only one cover, no variants. If this comic takes off, this is a keeper for the time being. Ebay only showing 5 of these comics right now. Definitely worth a look here. Also check outAquila #1 from Rebellion comics and Bloodshot Reborn #1 from Valiant.
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Top 150 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY NOVEMBER 2013
Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – firstname.lastname@example.org
This list is updated every 2 weeks. This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market. I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month. This list focuses on all regular edition covers. (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs). If you think I have missed any hot titles/issues of the last 5 years please let me know. Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold releases of the last few years online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.
Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price. However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!
This market report is based on very current constant online sales. Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.
#1 IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28 Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers. #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each. The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.
60, Izombie, 1, $1.00, DC, 33,025
107, Izombie, 2, $2.99, DC, 18,620
237, Izombie, 28, $2.99, DC, 7,507
#2 HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009) This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie. Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book. High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.
164, House of Mystery HalloweenAnnual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127
#3 ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1. Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title. Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.
#4 FOX #1 (ARCHIE / RED CIRCLE 2013) New series with 4 different regular covers. Some selling as high as $12.00 each in first week. Fiona Staples artist of Saga did one of the 4 covers. In late October 2013 Archie comics for the first time possibly ever held down the top 3 spots of hottest new sold out comics.
#5 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released recently and many sales as high as 3x guide for certain covers sold individually.
#6 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series. 2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.
#7 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.
#8 WILDWORK #1 (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013) New mini-series based on Dracula in the old west by Eric Red and Ben Dunn. Very small print run and most retailers did not even order copies. Sold copies up to $20.00 within first week and more online speculator market reports hype this up as the #1 best pick at the moment.
#9 LETTER 44 (ONI 2013) #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00
#10 INCOGNITO (MARVEL ICON 2008) Mini-series with TV/movie rumours recently made copies jump from dormant to $10.00.
#11 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #17 Final issue features a cameo at the end of the new muslim Ms Marvel who gets her own new series next year. Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing. Copies so far up to $7.00
#12 TRILLIUM (DC VERTIGO 2013) Rave reviews helped sell out this high print run Vertigo title and sell above guide online even before Diamond was sold out. Now copies at $10.00
#13 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-10 Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently the 1:25 photo cover sells each month on average at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $15.00 for a 1:25 variant.
#14 GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010) It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each. It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00
#15 CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month. Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.
#16 DEATH SENTENCE (TITAN 2013) New series in Oct 2013 sold out instantly and selling a bit above cover. Both #1 and #2 have gone to 2nd print.
#17 MYTHOPOLIS #1 (ARRDEN 2013) #1 small print publisher printed 4 regular covers very limited. Comic was delayed as the early variant covers came out 6 months ahead of time and the regular #1 shipped 3 months past original scheduling date. Copies in first week of release sold as high as $20.00 each for regular cover #1A. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#18 CHRONOS COMMANDOS #1 (TITAN 2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – Both issues #1 and #2 have sold as high as $12.00 each. Neither issue even charted on the monthly Top 300 Diamond sales. Nazi soldiers and dinosaurs !! We helped bring awareness to this great comic before release date.
#19 LEGION OF MOLLY DOVES #1 (2013) New small print indie publisher storyline about time travel. Only one early sale online so far at $9.00
#20 HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER (2013) #1 and #2 are small digest sized indie comics in black and white. Very small print runs and the stories are making fun of real life 1980′s hard rock stars Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins of Black Flag. They appear to be gay lovers in the story. Rock stars Hall and Oates also appear in the series as their satanic worshiping neighbors. Series appeals to non-comic fans and most sellers getting a bit above cover.
#21 OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing. Highest ratings online for story and art. Super small print run. More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.
#22 HALLOWEEN FEST 2013 – Just like Free Comic Book Day, there is an annual Halloween free comic book day on Halloween each year and this year there were 22 giveaway promo comics. Individually most sold instantly at a high price of $5.00 each and a My Little Pony hit $7.00 week of release. Batman, Skyward, Thor, Sonic, Sesame Street, Zombies, Ben 10, Spider-man are some of the titles this year.
#23 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover constantly.
94, X–Files Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270
#24 DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book. I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples. Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.
#25 ZOMBIE ANNIHILATION (SILVER PHOENIX 2013) #1 new Kickstarter small print book selling for double cover and some sellers asking 15x cover.
#26 SAGA #1-12 #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs. #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple. Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row. #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.
#27 BATMAN #1 5 7 9 – sold out issues averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for $50.00. Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00. Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.
#28 EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber. Online pre-sales were doing well above cover. Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each. In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.
136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061
#30 FARLAINE THE GOBLIN #1 (STUDIO FARLAINE 2013) New small print publisher – possibly smallest distributed comic of the year with print run of only 1350. Two versions of #1 exist as an early promo copy was sent out only to retailers with a print run of only 250 copies. Both versions sold out before release date at Diamond. Copies hit a high of $40.00 within first week of release. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. Prices cooled down after a few weeks.
#31 SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series). Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.
#32 STEAM WARS (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013) Unique new series done in steampunk style but tells a new variation of the George Lucas Star Wars movie storyline featuring characters and storyline and artwork that is definitely borrowed and parodies from the original sci-fi movie. Small print and demand growing for #1 and #2. #1 did not even make Top 300 chart with sales less than 2400.
362, Steam Wars, 1, $3.99, Antarctic, 2,399
#33 WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.
184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840
#34 CONSTANTINE #1 (DC 2013) 1st print sold out in the first month but took about 6 months to sell above cover. Some sales at $7.00 for this new Hellblazer inspired series. New TV show reports could drive this one up.
#36 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne. All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices. #92 and #93 extremely hot at $30.00 each. Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108. This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).
30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
#37 SKYWARD #1-4 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Originally a one-shot in 2010. Summer 2013 a new ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly. Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online. I helped publicize this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices. #1 and #2 currently sell about $8.00 each. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#38 DEVIL’S DOG #1 (2013) New small print run selling about $6.00
#39 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 (ARCANA STUDIOS 2013) Small publisher and print run – another Wizard of Oz inspired series selling way above cover after a month. Become hot 6 weeks after release.
#40 CHOOSE THEIR FATE (SHH PRODUCTIONS 2013) New adults only title with photo nudity and high cover price of $9.95 yet some ebay sellers asking up to $40.00 and one sale as high as $15.00
#41 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #4 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #4 of the villains month campaign. Here are the highest prices achieved for each. Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online. Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices. Week Four Joker’s Daughter at $110.00 Doomsday at $20 Black Adam at $20 Killer Croc at $13 First Born at $13 Man-Bat at $13 Bane at $12 Sinestro at $12 Secret Society at $12 Ocean Master at $12 Parasite at $11. Joker’s Daughter is without the single most hyped up and hottest comic of the entire year and may have set world record prices for a pre-sale of a new release as collectors were paying up to $110.00 each for a copy of this book just to make sure they got one. That is paying almost 40x cover price before it even came out. Very few customers got a copy unless they were a regular file customer for Batman: The Dark Knight series. It was the hottest of all the 3D covers and the hottest comic of the entire year. However the downside I predicted is that prices could only come down and that has already started to happen.
#42 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #3 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #3 of the villains month campaign. Here are the highest prices achieved for each. Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online. Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices. Week Three Clayface at $20 Dial E at $46 Eclipso at $20 Deathstroke at $25 The Rogues at $15 Cheetah at $14 Penguin at $13 Ra’s Al Ghul at $13 Arcane at $13 Black Hand at $12 Scarecrow at $12 Shadow Thief at $12 Lex Luthor at $11 H’el at $7
#43 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #2 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign. Here are the highest prices achieved for each. Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online. Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices. Week Two Harley Quinn at $36 Mr Freeze at $31 Lobo at $31 Riddler at $20.50 Reverse Flash at $20 Court Of Owls at $18 Killer Frost at $17.50 Solomon Grundy at $13 Trigon at $13 Black Manta for $12 Mongul at $12 Brainiac at $10.50 Zod at $10
#44 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #1 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #1 of the villains month campaign. Here are the highest prices achieved for each. Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online. Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices. Week One Forever Evil #1 – $280 (1 per store variant cover). Darkseid for $31 Poison Ivy for $27 Ventriloquist for $26.50 Joker for $25 Count Vertigo at $20 Creeper at $20 Deadshot at $16.50 Two-Face at $15 Relic at $14 Bizarro at $13.50 Grodd at $13 Desaad at $13 Cyborg Superman at $10
#45 DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show. Immediate increases on #1.
#46 THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) #1 of the regular and subscription covers sold as sets as high as $18.00 for the pair. The series was delayed in stores potentially due to the controversial 1:10 variant cover featuring President Obama with machine guns which sold way above a typical variant price hitting $40.00
#47 THE MOCKING DEAD #1 (2013) New release comic that sold out instantly and went to 2nd print. Early sales online were all over the place with sales anywhere from $4 to $40 for the subscription cover. Currently a bit above cover for the regular cover and the subscription about $8.00
#48 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out. Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4 Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well. #1 2nd printing hit $12.00 #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4. I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman, Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc. Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.
96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731
#49 CLONE (IMAGE 2012) On July 15th 2013 it was announced that the new TV series was official and that drove up prices on #1 even though it has a larger print run over 23,000. Diamond still had copies in warehouse up to this news announcement and then sold its last 1,000 copies within days. #1 currently at $10.00 – all issues selling better now and sold out at Diamond. Note how the print run has dropped drastically. Issue #1 has almost 500% the print run of #9.
#50 TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1 (DC 2013) New mini-series inspiring the Trinity DC crossover storyline for summer 2013 sold out and quickly went to 2nd printing and copies selling as high as $11.00 for regular edition.
#51 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down. Smaller print run. Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month. News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again. #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.
197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113
#52 WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off. Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month. Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#53 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00. 4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well. This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue. It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity. All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West, 1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West, 1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West, 1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West, 2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West, 3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441
#54 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March. #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6. One season of the TV series seems guaranteed. #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00 Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20. Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month. Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11. #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
#55 HAWKEYE #1-10 The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings. #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00. Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings. New issues still sell out. It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1. Print runs saw their peak with #10.
#56 BALLISTIC #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) New mini series – #1 sold out instantly and hit high prices of $12.00 in first week of release.
285 Ballistic 1 $3.50 Black Mask 6,048
#57 THE WAKE (DC VERTIGO 2013) Each issue has been reprinted finally driving up prices after 2 months out on #1. Currently at $8.00 for #1 1st prints.
#58 GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00 but then came back down again. All 3 issues sold out instantly at Diamond.
#59 ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.
#60 KINGS WATCH (DYNAMITE 2013) #1 the subscription cover sold as high as $9.00 in the first week by George Perez. This series brings back three classic golden age characters as a team: The Phantom with Flash Gordon and Mandrake The Magician.
#61 GRIMM FAIRY TALES: OZ (ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) #1 has 5 regular covers – most sellers including myself sold these as sets. Selling for cover until it was reported they were sold out and then sets selling for double cover as of Aug 15th.
#62 IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – hit $12.00.
#63 ROCKET GIRL (IMAGE 2013) Sold out instantly some sellers getting above cover.
#64 HALF PAST DANGER #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings instantly. Some retailers charge more.
249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048
283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967
#65 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011) Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!
#67 BODIE TROLL (RED 5 COMICS 2013) #1 very small print run selling above cover instantly
#68 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5. #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy. 2nd printings also has very small print run. #1 1st in the $20 range. News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.
263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11
#69 UBER #0-1-2-3 Sold out printings instantly. Originaly I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series. I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork. Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue. The first issue was #0 and not #1. #0 is the rare ones to find. #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”. Print runs on each individual cover are very low. There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover. This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is. In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0. Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers
#70 THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs. Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April. #1 now at $90.00. Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype. Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title. The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.
#71 NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 (TITAN 2013) New miniseries from small publisher sold out instantly – nobody has copies for sale.
Did not even chart on the monthly Top 300. High sale of $13.00. #3 sold out even before day of release.
#72 THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game. All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release. Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH ! #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release. Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low. Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book. Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July. I sold a few sets at $100.00. Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies. Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out. Prices dropped down after the series was done.
Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138
#73 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March. Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00 #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3. Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5. #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men, 4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men, 5, $2.99, Image, 15,608
#74 SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (BOOM 2013) New series based on TV series – many copies selling for $7.00 the week of release.
#75 SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list. New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.
227, Six GunGorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730
#76 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12 Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well
112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11
132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.
#77 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00
#78 RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16 TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week. #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st. Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover. #1 settled down now to about $50.00. Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.
#79 NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series. $25.00 for this key issue.
27, Nightwing, 4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668
#80 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-10 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs. Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected. Readers very happy with this series.
#81 AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal. It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker. But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.
#82 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700 Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman
#86 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie. #1 hit high of $75 a month ago and now settled closer to $25 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.
#87 BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30
#88 BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40
#89 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues. #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.
#90 FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings. Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.
#91 LIBERATOR #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) Small print – regular and variant covers all above cover
267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266
#92 GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!
#93 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now. #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale. $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print. #2 currently in the $20-30 range. #3 $10. #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image. #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.
187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7
#94 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-5 #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized. 2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.
#95 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age Of Ultron #10. Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy
#96 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8 Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99
29, Batman Incorporated, 8, $2.99, DC, 55,414
69, Batman Incorporated, 8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679
#97 MANHATTAN PROJECTS (Image) #1-10 All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30. Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.
#98 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months. Slowly building steam. Issue #5 sold out before day of release.
#99 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10 #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80. Very low print run.
262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9
#100 PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00
#113 THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5 Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun
238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10
294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3
#114 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.
128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9
#115 SUPERMAN #1 New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $15.00
#116 SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $9.00
#117 ACTION #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00
#118 BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00
#119 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00
#120 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year. Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back. Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings.
#121 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.
#122 SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month
#123 LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.
34, Lazarus, 1, $2.99, Image, 48,030
#124 GENIE THE GENIUS #1 (APE ENTERTANMENT 2013) New comic aimed at younger readers. Great artwork written by father and daughter team. Small print run. Variant cover edition came out one week before the regular cover and came autographed selling for $10.00. Regular cover sales a bit above cover.
#125 BRAIN BOY (DARK HORSE 2012) #1 some sellers getting more than cover for this new series that brings back a classic 1960′s Dell Comics character.
#126 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $6.00 after a month
#127 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores. – hit high of $6.00 immediately. Variant covers are all hot.
#128 PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH (2013) New small publisher series. Hit $5.00 for regular covers.
#129 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 (DC 2013) Small print run new Superman series in May 2013 overlooked by many and now sells for $5.00 due to print run of only 30,000.
#130 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 (DC 2013) Large print run new Superman series in June 2013 had high print run but still sold out in some areas commanding $5.00 due to sell outs while other areas are sitting on large unsold piles of this series.
#131 POLARITY #1-4 Mini-series. Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything. Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing. #1 sells for $10
225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459
250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957
247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436
#132 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 (MARVEL 2013) Major villain mini-series sold out and currently at $6.00 for regular cover.
177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11,185
260 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 2 $3.99 IDW 7,278
#134 FIVE COLOR COMICS #1 (ART OF FICTION 2013) $8.95 cover price made this a very low ordered book and has sold above cvr. Did not even make the top 300 monthly sales chart.
#135 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier. Hit a high of $6.00
33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430
#136 MERCY SPARX #1 (DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Small time publisher and print run some sellers asking above cover.
#137 A1#1 (2013) New anthology series. New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover
#138 NUMBER 13 (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini series #0 1 2 3. #0 is reprints of early appearances in Dark Horse Presents. #0 commands the most money. Large print runs on other issues but a teaser trailer came out in July causing interest in a potential future movie.
#139 COLLIDER (DC VERTIGO 2013) New ongoing issue that sold out and with #2 the title has changed to FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics. 2nd printings use the new title of FBP.
#140 DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.
#141 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2-6 (DARK HORSE 2011) Anthology with original first appearances of Number 13 later reprinted in Number 13 #0 a year later.
#142 ARCHIE #646 (ARCHIE 2013) Pepoy cover pays tribute to EC 1950′s Weird Science covers – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.
#143 TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.
183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834
#144 SEX #1-5 (Image) Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down. #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.
#145 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the week of release of the free comic. New ongoing series starts in June. Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00
#146 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.
#147 FATALE (Image) #1-10 Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20
#148 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16 Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic. Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00
297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1
#149 POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.
#150 THE TEST #1 One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype. This one did not even chart Top 300 low sales
#151 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1 One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype
292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9
#152 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.
#153 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover
#154 SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing. Some retailers charge more.
#155 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run. Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.
#156 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644 4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars. Cory Monteith star of Glee died in late July 2013.
#157 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie. Sold out – sets sell above cover.
#158 RED SONJA #1 (IDW 2013) #1 had decent print run but still sold out – some charge a little above cover.
#159 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day. A lot of high prices realized the week of release. All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.
#160 ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man. Future potential !
#161 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out
#162 STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00 Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.
#163 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing. Fall of Thor ?
#164 HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted. Early markups for #1.
#165 DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan) Sold out and up in value with some retailers
#166 BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.
#167 SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears $6.00 currently.
#170 HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1 sold out has dropped back to cover price
#171 SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1 has dropped back to cover price.
#172 CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7 issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012. Prices have dropped down.
#173 DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing. Some retailers charge more.
#174 LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.
280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4
Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com for the initial Diamond sales figures data
You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !
I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time. He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. email@example.com Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net
Come back each week for the top 10 in the speculation market in new releases and back issues for the week.
1 – Sandman Overture #1 (DC Vertigo)
2 – Fox #1 (Variant) (Red Circle)
3 – Superior Spider-Man #20 (Marvel Comics)
4 – Cataclysm #0.1 (Marvel Comics)
5 – Damian Son of Batman #1 (Variant) (DC Comics)
6 – Sandman #1 (1989) (DC Vertigo)
7 – Batman #656 (2006) (DC Comics)
8 – Captain America Living Legend #2 (Marvel Comics)
9 – Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 (1992) (Dark Horse Comics)
10 – Witchblade #170 (Top Cow)
(Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. This article is used as a guide for investments and more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments should be used as a judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing and have fun.)
(Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. This article is used as a guide for investments and more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments should be used as a judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing and have fun.)
Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks
From the looks of it on the social media circuit, Halloween ComicFest was a success. Was there any doubt it wouldn’t be?? Kudos goes out to all of the comic shops across the states that participated in this year’s event. Free comics will always be a good time!
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Over the past week, InvestComics has been posting various videos from the New York Comic Con. Check out comedian/late night talk show host Pete Holmes right HERE. You MUST check out Pete’s Youtube page to watch his hysterical takes on Batman/Superman, Wolverine, and Gambit, priceless. Also posted were WWE stars and President of the WWE Studios right HERE, and Animal Planet’s team; Finding Bigfoot right HERE. Stay tuned for the animated team of Bob’s Burgers (hit show on Fox), and Stan Lee!! That’s right; Stan Lee will be coming up very soon!
Okay, so let’s talk about some comics……
InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release 10-30-13
There was a comic book run that basically changed the landscape of comic books as we know them some 24 years ago. That comic book run was DC’s (Vertigo) Sandman from 1989. The ebb and flow of storytelling in comic books were changed forever in 1989. This was due for the reason of one man, Neil Gaiman. Neil is a storyteller; he has a pulse on what the reader yearns for. He sets moods, changes, flow and so much more. There are not enough words to describe this man’s legendary status. And quite frankly he doesn’t need words; he’s done enough for himself to establish his legend status in the comic book genre and in the publishing world as well. This week Neil visits familiar territory. Yes that’s right you guessed it, Sandman. Sandman Overture (2013) #1 will probably not break new ground, but what it will do is spark the interest of readers and collectors alike. Then again, maybe it will break new ground? Who knows with Mr. Gaiman? Here’s the nuts and bolts here folks, DC has spoken of Vertigo titles making it onto the big screen for a while now. What better way to start than right here, with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman? There have been many predictions within the InvestComics Hot Picks that have come to fruition (some not too), but to say that Sandman will definitely make it to a movie theater is not that far of a stretch, but it WILL happen. Sandman will become a film one day, and not only will it be spectacular, it will send the aftermarket into an absolute frenzy. This is why a collector should be on top on the 1989 Sandman #1 comic right now. Another book to be on top of is the Sandman Overture #1 variant from Dave McKean, a cool $125 for that variant, but can easily double with a 9.8 grade, and triple with a signature series. Not only will the Sandman Overture #1 heighten the interest of the already famous 1989 book, the movie to come will catapult it even more so. Thank me later. Don’t forget to let everyone know that InvestComics alerted you out on this one.
The recent “demise” of Damian was short lived and now the character has his own book coming out! Death in comics really doesn’t mean much, but you know this already. Anyways, Damian Son of Batman (2013) #1 will bring back the son of Bruce for a limited series, and then for sure a regular series down the line we’re guessing. Whether you’re a fan or not of the Damian character, one will have to stand up a bit and pay attention here. The character is a hot commodity, the collector should embrace this. The reader should just ignore him if they aren’t interested. The collector’s battle over the true first appearance of Damian rages on behind the scenes, but here’s the skinny. The only true answer lies within the money if you’re a speculator. The birth of Damian happened in Batman: Son of a Demon #1 in 1988 (not in DC continuity? Then maybe it is?), but according to the folks at CGC, they say that Batman #655 (2006) is the recognized cameo of Damian. The first full appearance of Damian is Batman #656. So with that, regardless of how the argument may want to flow, CGC is setting the precedence on the Batman comics #655 and #656 as the cameo and first, and this is where the money is going to be found because of the little inscription on the top of the casing. Buy the first Damian. It’s an uptick comic for years to come. Oh yes, one last thing. Pick up the Damian Son of Batman #1 Andy Kubert sketch variant at $60, grade it make money, simple as that. And finally from DC Comics this week, Forever Evil Argus (2013) #1 is sold out. The Forever Evil campaign continues to kill it on the shelves, well semi-disappear really. As the previous InvestComics Hot Picks have stated with the Forever Evil storyline, unless there is a major holy sh*t moment that really takes the genre by surprise, there will be no redeeming value (speculator) in any of the Forever Evil titles down the line. The true redeeming value here is a fantastic storyline.
Marvel Comics stays busy this week with comics like Captain America Living Legend (2013) #2. This book will introduce an alien like thing. Not sure exactly what, but check it out. And look at that awesome cover too! Dan Slott promises that the new Superior Spider-Man (2012) #20 will seriously shake things up. As if things haven’t been shaken already?! Be sure to grab a copy to see how things are playing out. Another shake up looks to be occurring in Guardians of the Galaxy (2013 3rd Series) #8. Peter Quill will betray the entire Marvel Universe? Okay we’re interested. Cataclysm (2013 Marvel) #0.1 would be nice to write about, but the Marvel solicit is “classified”. The variant is sold out though, know that much! The new Bryan J.L. Glass Thor Crown of Fools (2013) #1 will be sold out on Thursday. Be sure to have your copy in hand or in your pull box.
Ash and the Army of Darkness return this week in Ash and the Army of Darkness (2013) #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. Talks of a new movie will boost interest for the original Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 from 1992. That’s 21 years ago. Feel old yet? The comic is mostly sold out across the board. Archie Comics had a huge success with the recent Archie zombie book Afterlife with Archie #1 (InvestComics informed that you’d get the variants, hope you did!). So what’s next to come you may ask? How about Fox (2013 Red Circle) #1? Yep, the Fox is running amuck and its best you catch it! Preferably the variant! Fox #1 is another hot comic folks. Don’t believe it? Check by Friday and see if there are any variants left for you. Oh yes, check Ebay on those, they’ll be over there probably. Incidentally, in case anyone is interested. Fox first appeared in Blue Ribbon Comics #4 way back in 1940. Good luck ever seeing that comic in your lifetime in near mint condition or in your lifetime period. There are a few comics that should be on your radar due to the low number left or their sold out status. Wildwork (2013 Antarctic Press) #1, Adventure Time Spoooktacular (2013) #1,and Wilder (2013 Monsterverse) #0.
Amazing artist Marc Silvestri pays homage to himself this week with the cover on Witchblade (1995) #170. If the cover doesn’t ring a bell (How could it not??!!), it’s original concept cover was featured on the Uncanny X-Men #251 with Wolverine stuck on the X and not a W. Awesome cover on both Marc!! See below to marvel in the beauty.
That’s it for this week. Be sure to share InvestComics across the social media because not only is it cool to do, but you can win some awesome prizes too! Batman The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 SIGNED by artist Georges Jeanty and Excalibur #1 SIGNED by legend Chris Claremont!!
SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for October 30 2013 Release Week
Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !
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 any 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 on Oct 24 2013 (6 days BEFORE release date)!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Skyward #1 (Of 6)(Jeremy Dale 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 19 COPIES LEFT
Skyward #4 (Of 6)(Cover A Jeremy Dale), $2.99 – 35 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Skyward #4 (Of 6)(Cover B Mike Norton), $2.99
Arcane Secrets #2 (Of 3), $3.99 – 260 COPIES LEFT
Wild Work #1 (Of 5), $3.99 – 104 COPIES LEFT
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Fox #1 (Darwyn Cooke Running With The Foxes Variant Cover), $2.99 – 20 COPIES LEFT
Fox #1 (Dean Haspiel Freak Magnet Variant Cover), $2.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT
Fox #1 (Dean Haspiel Regular Cover), $2.99 – 23 COPIES LEFT
Fox #1 (Fiona Staples High Flying Variant Cover), $2.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT
BIG DOG INK
Rex Zombie Killer #1 (Of 4), $3.50 – 13 COPIES LEFT
Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular #1 (Cover A Becky Dreistadt), $4.99 – 298 COPIES LEFT
Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular #1 (Cover B Ming Doyle), AR – SOLD OUT
Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular #1 (Cover C Jones Wiedle), AR – SOLD OUT
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser 2013 Annual #1 (Cover A Menton Matthews III), $4.99 – 112 COPIES LEFT
Herobear And The Kid 2013 Annual #1 (Cover A Mike Kunkel), $3.99 – 191 COPIES LEFT
Final Plague #3 (Of 5), $2.99 – 13 COPIES LEFT
Zombie Tramp Volume 2 #1 (Of 4), $2.99 – 158 COPIES LEFT
DARK HORSE COMICS
Astounding Villain House (One Shot), $3.50 – 136 COPIES LEFT
Baltimore The Plague Ships #1 (1 for $1 Edition), $1.00 – 181 COPIES LEFT
Criminal Macabre The Eyes Of Frankenstein #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – 165 COPIES LEFT
Action Comics Annual #2, $4.99 – 297 COPIES LEFT
Aquaman Annual #1, $4.99 – 205 COPIES LEFT
Damian Son Of Batman #1 (Of 4)(Andy Kubert Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Damian Son Of Batman #1 (Of 4)(Andy Kubert Regular Cover), $3.99 – 242 COPIES LEFT
Damian Son Of Batman #1 (Of 4)(Tony S. Daniel Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil A.R.G.U.S. #1 (Of 6)(Brett Booth & Mark Irwin Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil A.R.G.U.S. #1 (Of 6)(Brett Booth & Mark Irwin Regular Cover), $2.99 – 103 COPIES LEFT
Green Lantern Annual #2, $4.99 – 233 COPIES LEFT
Nightwing Annual #1, $4.99 – 195 COPIES LEFT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(Combo Pack Cover), $5.99 – 69 COPIES LEFT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(Cover A J.H. Williams III), $4.99 – 158 COPIES LEFT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Dave McKean), $4.99 – 46 COPIES LEFT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(Dave McKean Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(J.H. Williams III Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Sandman Overture #1 (Of 6)(Jim Lee CBLDF Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Vertigo Essentials V For Vendetta #1, $1.00 – 56 COPIES LEFT
Vertigo Resurrected The Extremist #1 (New Printing), $7.99 – 50 COPIES LEFT
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #1 (Arthur Suydam Shared Retailer Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #1 (Ben Templesmith Regular Cover), $3.99 – 4 COPIES LEFT
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #1 (Dennis Calero Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 62 COPIES LEFT
Mocking Dead #1 (Of 4)(Zombie Laughter 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT
Danger Girl The Chase #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Dan Panosian), $3.99 – 104 COPIES LEFT
Danger Girl The Chase #2 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Photo), $3.99 – 55 COPIES LEFT
My Little Pony 2013 Annual (Cover A Tony Fleecs), $7.99 – 257 COPIES LEFT
My Little Pony 2013 Annual (Cover RI Amy Mebberson), AR – SOLD OUT
Powerpuff Girls #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Troy Little), $3.99 – 284 COPIES LEFT
Powerpuff Girls #2 (Of 6)(Cover RI Stephanie Gladden), AR – SOLD OUT
Powerpuff Girls #2 (Of 6)(Cover SUB Robert Pope), $3.99 – 187 COPIES LEFT
Wild Blue Yonder #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Zach Howard), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Wild Blue Yonder #3 (Of 5)(Cover RI Paulius Zakarauskas), AR – SOLD OUT
Captain America Living Legend #2 (Of 4)(Adi Granov Regular Cover), $3.99 – 100 COPIES LEFT
Captain America Living Legend #2 (Of 4)(Dan Brereton Vintage Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Captain America Living Legend #2 (Of 4)(Walter Simonson Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Cataclysm #0.1 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99 – 203 COPIES LEFT
Cataclysm #0.1 (Paul Renaud Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Punisher The Trial Of The Punisher #2 (Of 2), $3.99 – 5 COPIES LEFT
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special #1 (Alexander Lozano Regular Cover), $4.99 – 1,133 COPIES LEFT
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special #1 (J. Scott Campbell Interlocking Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Thor The Crown Of Fools #1, $3.99 – 40 COPIES LEFT
X-Men Battle Of The Atom #2 (Of 2)(Ed McGuinness Regular Cover), $3.99 – 38 COPIES LEFT
X-Men Battle Of The Atom #2 (Of 2)(Esad Ribic Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Wilder (One Shot)(Cover A Kyle Holtz), $3.99 – 21 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Wilder (One Shot)(Cover B Mark Kidwell), $3.99
RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
Department Of Monsterology #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – 28 COPIES LEFT
Farlaine The Goblin #2, $5.00 – 3 COPIES LEFT
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Stuff About Sex (One Shot), $3.95 -44 COPIES LEFT
UNLIKELY HEROES STUDIOS
Super #2, $2.99 – 258 COPIES LEFT
Hit List #2 (Of 5)(Cover A D.E. Johnson), $2.99 – 38 COPIES LEFT
Hit List #2 (Of 5)(Cover B Harvey Tolibao), $2.99 – 44 COPIES LEFT
Hit List #2 (Of 5)(Cover C Oracle), $2.99 – 44 COPIES LEFT
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Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time. He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. email@example.com