InvestComics Top 5 #156

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 #519 and new comics coming this Wednesday 3/21/18.

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Weapon H #1 – The first solo number one comic featuring a character fans seem to have really attached themselves to.
Cable #155 – Many secrets of Cable (origin) are revealed in the start of a new storyline “Past Fears”. Trends show this comic is just about sold out already. New creative team of writer Zac Thompson and artist German Peralta.
Mighty Thor #705 – The death of Thor. Long live Jane Foster!
Iron Man Hong Kong Heroes #1 – Features the introduction of a new ironed suited hero. It also features a new Iron Man suit. Writer Howard Wong and artist Justice Wong.
Gingerdead Man Meets Evil Bong #1 – This Action Lab/Danger Zone release is sold out. Creators Brockton McKinney and Sergio Rios.

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Avengers #685
Justice League #41
Deathstroke Rebirth #1 (2016)
Damage #3
Aquaman #34
Totally Awesome Hulk #22
Doctor Strange Damnation #3
Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #17
Incredible Hulk #714
A Fractured Mind #1
Jirni #1
Lucy Dreaming #1
Hope One Shot
Factory #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 3-21-18

New comic book release day 3/21/18. 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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Frank Cho

Jee Hyung

Lee Bermejo

Tony Daniel – Danny Miki

Brandon Peterson

Stanley Artgerm Lau

Jonboy Meyers

Patrick Gleason

Dale Keown

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Yasmine Putri

David Gamis

Mikel Janin

Dustin Nguyen

Yasmine Putri

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New Comics This Week #519

A weekly video look at some of the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 3/21/18. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #519.

This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you. Turn up the volume and enjoy!
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InvestComics Hot Picks #519

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005. InvestComics LLC is the longest running entertainment/speculative website on the net.
This week, new comic book release day 3/21/18.

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Buy/Bid – Cable #155

Amz Spm Renew #17

Iron Man Hong Kong #1

Buy/Bid – Weapon H #1

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A DC character that’s made only a handful of appearances since (8 to be exact, yeah,yeah more than a handful + 3 digits) 2016/2017 will reappear outside of the Deathstroke universe for the first time. This character is named Red Lion. (insert sarcasm here) boy does this dude look familiar. Can’t seem to place it. Maybe the number one movie (Marvel) at the box office right now? Nah, that’s not it. Anyway, The Red Lion is a main adversary of Deathstroke’s and will appear in Justice League #41 this Wednesday. Red Lion first appeared in Deathstroke Rebirth #1 (2016).
Learn some secrets behind the new Damage character in Damage #3 as Wonder Woman rings in Damage with her lasso. Supposedly some deep secrets here. Maybe having to do with other characters within the DC Universe? Maybe not, who knows? Either way, definitely looking forward to this.
DC delivers the origin of King Rath in Aquaman #34. Writer Dan Abnett and artist Mirko Colak.
There will be an obvious trending comic this Wednesday. That comic will be Weapon H #1. If you need this article to tell you this, well….you’re probably really new at this. So if you’re new, Weapon H is one of these new breakout characters from the Marvel Universe. Weapon H is a mash-up of the Hulk and Wolverine. Weapon H first appeared in Totally Awesome Hulk #22 FIVE months ago (in which we gave fans a heads up on). This first appearance last sold on Ebay for $60 for a raw copy. A raw has sold for upwards of $80 on Ebay. A graded CGC 9.8 sold for a whopping $172. Are we living in the Twilight Zone? So getting back to Weapon H #1. This is the first solo title, second prints will be announced shortly thereafter.

Justice League #41

Deathstroke Rebirth #1

Buy/Bid – Damage #3

Buy/Bid – Avengers #685

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Buy/Bid – Thor #715

The Cable character is a hot item these days. Marvel will strike while the iron is hot. Cable #155 begins a look at Cable’s past and a possible introduction of a new character to boot. The new creative team of writer Zac Thompson and artist German Peralta bring a new look into this characters past and a start of an important storyline of this character.
The “House of Ideas” sometimes really beat an idea to the ground don’t they? Case in point, the Cosmic Ghost Rider seems to be trending (for now), so what does Marvel do? Well, they make everyone a Ghost Rider! Now the not so informed speculators and other places are pushing the idea that this is a fantastic idea (monetarily) and it will be worth millions one day. The main question one should ask themselves before plucking down $40 or $50 or $80 for a first appearance of Cosmic Ghost Rider or a Weapon H or a Red Goblin is, where will this character be in 5 years? A third-rate character? The modern day Venom attraction? A trending sustainable character that a non-comic fan would know its name? At the end of the day, it’s YOUR money, I’m just here offering things to think about, an opinion. Fun story idea though for what Marvel is doing concerning Ghost Rider at the moment. Although a neat idea, Cosmic GR and a team of Ghost Rider heroes, the idea could fade as does the Ghost Rider lure all the time. A quick punch in the gut, everyone goes nuts and then the dust settles, and no one cares. It’s the Ghost Rider way. It’s the trend. Happens all the time. This week Doctor Strange Damnation #3 showcases Thor, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Black Panther among others as Ghost Rider based characters. Basically, a flaming skull head on top of their regular bodies. Flame on! Wait, wait wrong dude….
Jane Foster will meet her maker this Wednesday in Mighty Thor #705. Marvel is killing Thor. Killing the Jane Foster as Thor Idea. No reason to cry really. She could make an appearance in another relaunch/revamp of the Marvel Universe or if sales slump a bit in the new (resurrected/continued numbered) Thor series. Either way though, for now, THIS Thor is about to bite the dust. Remember how InvestComics kept telling readers to chillnax on the buying of this Thor at a premium price? Well, you could’ve put that money somewhere else.
Iron Man Hong Kong Heroes #1 features the introduction of a new ironed suited hero. It also features a new Iron Man suit. Writer Howard Wong and artist Justice Wong.
Look for a possible introduction or two in Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #17.
Incredible Hulk #714, World War Hulk II with Amadeus Cho. Really? Okay.
Many comic shops are still limiting customers to ONE copy of the weekly Avengers storyline “No Surrender”. This week’s Avengers #685 is the continuation of the return of the Immortal Hulk, but if you’re looking for a quick buck or think this comic will be anything worthy of a speculation choice, you’d be hard pressed to prove its worth a year from now, or maybe a month from now.

Dr Strange Damnation #3

Buy/Bid – Hulk #714

Buy/Bid – Aquaman #34

A Fractured Mind #1

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks; Indie comics do not always show up on Ebay right way. Please check back on a regular basis, some of the smaller print indie books usually list after new comic book release day or a few days after.
It’s been a little bit since we had a Red 5 comic here. Check out A Fractured Mind #1 from James Gilarte and David Anton Gamis.
Jirni #1 (Aspen Comics). Creators J.T. Krul and Michael Santamaria.
Lucy Dreaming #1 (Boom Studios). Creators Max Bemis and Michael Dialynas.
Action Lab/Danger Zone releases the craziest best books ever. This week they give fans Gingerdead Man Meets Evil Bong #1. Awesome stuff here. Creators Brockton McKinney and Sergio Rios.
Hope One Shot (Renegade Arts Entertainment) is sold out. Writer Lovern Kindzierski and artist John Bolton.
Factory #1 (Titan Books). Creator Yacine Elghorri.

Gingerdead…#1

Factory #1

Buy/Bid – Hope

Buy/Bid – Jirni #1

Lucy Dreaming #1

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Number One Comics – August 2017

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

Generations Banner Hulk & Totally Awesome Hulk #1 – Greg Pak & Matteo Buffagni.
Galaktikon #1 – Brendon Small, Steve Mannion & Jason Moore.
Ghost Station Zero #1 – Anthony Johnson & Shari Chankhamma.
Dead of Winter #1 – Kyle Starks & Gabo.

Buy/Bid – Generations Hulk #1

Buy/Bid – Ghost Zero #1

Buy/Bid – Dead Winter #1

Buy/Bid – Galakitkon #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elsewhere #1 – Jay Faerber, Sumeyye Kesgin & Ron Riley.
Turok #1 – Aubrey Sitterson,Chuck Wendig & Alvaro Sarreseca.
Mech Cadet Yu #1 – Greg Pak & Takeshi Miyazawa.
Grumpy Cat Garfield #1 – Mark Evanier & Steve Uy.

Buy/Bid – Turok #1

Buy/Bid – Mech Cadet Yu #1

Buy/Bid – Elsewhere #1

Buy/Bid – Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Shadow #1 –  Simon Spurrier & Daniel HDR.
Sheena #0 – Marguerite Bennett/Christina Trujillo and Moritat.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #1 – Kieron Gillen & Marc Laming.
War Mother #1 – Fred Van Lante & Stephen Segovia.

Buy/Bid – Sheena #0

Buy/Bid – Dr Aphra Annual #1

Buy/Bid – The Shadow #1

Buy/Bid – War Mother #1

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Nightwing: The New Order #1 – Kyle Higgins & Trevor McCarthy.
Mage The Hero Denied #1 – Matt Magner.
Mister Miracle #1 – Tom King & Mitch Gerads.
Inhumans Once & Future Kings #1 – Christopher Priest/Ryan North & Gustavo Duarte.

Buy/Bid – Mister Miracle #1

Buy/Bid – Inhumans Kings #1

Buy/Bid – Nightwing New Order #1

Buy/Bid – Mage Denied #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Generations Phoenix & Jean Grey #1 – Aaron A & R.B. Silva.
Generations: Wolverine & All New Wolverine #1 – Tom Taylor & Ramon Rosanas.
Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor #1 – Jason Aaron & Mahmud A. Asrar.
Genius Cartel #1 – Marc Bernardin/Adam Freeman & artist Rosi Kampe.

Buy/Bid – Jean Grey #1

Buy/Bid – Thor #1

Buy/Bid – Wolverine #1

Buy/Bid – Genius Cartel #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Star Wars Rogue One – Cassian & K-2SO #1 – Duane Swierczynski & Fernando Blanco.
Toyetica #1 – Marty LeGrow.
Lady Death: Merciless Onslaught #1 – Brian Pulido.
The Hard Place #1 – Doug Wagner, Charlie Kirchoff & Nic Rummel.

Buy/Bid – Lady Death #1

Buy/Bid – Rouge One #1

Buy/Bid – Hard Place #1

Buy/Bid – Toypetica #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ghost Money #1 – Thierry Smolderen & Dominique Bertail.
Redlands #1 – Jordie Bellaire & Vanesa Del Rey.
Wicked Righteous #1 – Terry Mayo, Lucas Romero & Chris Hall.
Dark Nights: Metal #1 – Scott Snyder,Greg Capullo & Danny Miki.

Buy/Bid – Dark Metal #1

Buy/Bid – Ghost Money #1

Buy/Bid – Redlands #1

Buy/Bid – Wicked #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spy Seal #1 – Rich Tommaso
Donald and Mickey #1
Hi-Fi Fight Club #1 – Carly Usdin & Nina Vakueya.
Last Hunt #1 – Hannu Kesola & Ken Jannsens. Paul Moore & Beth Varni.
First Strike #1 – David Rodriguez, Mairghread Scott & artist Max Dunbar.

Donald & Mickey #1

First Strike #1

Hi-Fi Fight Club #1

Last Hunt #1

Spy Seal #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Batvark #1 – Dave Sim
The Tick #1 – Cullen Bunn, Jimmy Z Johnson & Douglas Paszkiewicz.
Darkseid Special #1 – Mark Evanier & Scott Kolins.
Star Wars Jedi Of The Republic Mace Windu #1
Generations Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1

Batvark #1

Darkseid #1

Hawkeye & Hawkeye

Mace Windu #1

Tick #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 8-30-17

New comic book release day 8/30/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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All-Star Batman #13 – Albuquerque

Black Magick #7 – Michael Lark

Kim & Kim #2 – Eva Cabrera

Star Wars #35 – Amy Reeder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crosswind #3 – Cat Staggs

Plus Ultra #7 – Weldon

Deadpool #35 – David Lopez

Hawkeye – Elizabeth Torque

Empire – Gabrielle Dell Otto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Hot Picks #128

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 #490 and new comics coming this Wednesday 8/30/17.

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Deadpool #35 – Deadpool beats Hydra Cap and saves the day! Probably not, well we say it’s about 99.9% probably not, but we all love this comic.
Star Wars Jedi Of The Republic Mace Windu #1 – Mace gets his first solo comic. 
Batvark #1 – Dave Sim. Cerebus. Nuff said.
The Tick #1 – New England Comics treats fans to a new Tick series.
Savage Dragon #226 – The always honest, outspoken Erik Larsen, trumps Trump in this Savage Dragon story. 

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Also appearing in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #490
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Secret Empire #10
Generations Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1
Star Wars: Episode 1 – Obi-Wan Kenobi – (1999)
Thanos #10
Darkseid Special #1
Black Racer And Shilo Norman Special #1
Trump’s Titans #1
Weathered Spirit #1

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InvestComics Hot Picks #490

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
This week, new comic book release day 8/30/17.

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Buy/Bid – Deadpool #35

Buy/Bid – Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1

Buy/Bid – Secret Empire #10

Buy/Bid – Thanos #10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fanboys rejoice! The time creeps ever so close for you to stop pretending you’re not buying any Marvel titles because Captain America is playing for the bad guys (Hydra). Looks as though Deadpool has things under control in Deadpool #35. Probably not, but the end is nigh my fanboy, the end is nigh. You soon will have something new to complain about after Steve Rogers is reintroduced into the Marvel Universe (again). What to complain about next??……oh wait Marvel Legacy is coming. Oh boy, at least the comic fan (subjective reader) has a little reprieve before all the complaining starts up again.
And so Secret Empire #10 spells the beginning of the end for bad Cap. The Secret Empire will start to go bye-bye and fanboys…….wait we already picked on them already.
This week’s Marvel character & Marvel character book is Generations Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1. Who exactly makes these titles up anyway? Totally Awesome, The Crew, All-New All-Different, Infamous, and on and on. Sheesh, stop already. How about Hulk, Avengers, Doctor Doom, Black Panther? Yes, those are good titles.
Star Wars fans were pleased to hear the news some time ago about Mace Windu getting his first solo comic ever. This Wednesday, Marvel will continue their trend of delivering high quality SW books with Star Wars Jedi Of The Republic Mace Windu #1. A nice long title to roll off the tongue there. Mace Windu made his comic debut in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode 1 – Obi-Wan Kenobi (Dark Horse).
Thanos teams with the Avengers in Thanos #10. Imagine if this happened in the Avengers Infinity War movie. Imagine Thanos has to side with the Avengers to defeat someone or something even more sinister than him. If that’s even possible, but talk about throwing a monkey wrench into things huh? Well, this cool scenario unfolds in this comic written by Jeff Lemire and artist German Peralta.

Buy/Bid – SW #1 Episode 1

Buy/Bid – Mace Windu #1

Buy/Bid – The Tick #1 1988

Buy/Bid – The Tick #1 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of DC’s most revered villains within their universe will host his own comic special this week; Darkseid Special #1, writer Mark Evanier & artist Scott Kolins.
Black Racer And Shilo Norman Special #1. Written by Reginald Hudlin and art by Denys Cowan & Bill Sienkiewicz.

InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
The Tick is coming back. The Tick #1 will be written by comic fan fav Cullen Bunn teamed with Jimmy Z Johnson. Art by Douglas Paszkiewicz. The Tick was first introduced in The Tick #1 in 1988 by the same publisher as the one releasing this week’s debut; New England Comics.
Dave Sim (creator of the character Cerebus) will hit a home run with Batvark #1 (Aardvark Vanaheim). This comic is all kinds of crazy. A must here.
As the Trump presidency carries out, more and more comics seem to have the president appearing in them. This week, a voice that never hides from his own opinion about the administration, Erik Larsen, displays Trump right on his cover of Savage Dragon #226.
Trump’s Titans #1 (Keenspot); writer John Barron and artist John Miller.
New horror/sci-fi comic from Titan1Studios; Weathered Spirit #1. Written by Kyle James Smith and art by Ruben Rojas.

Batvark #1 Episode 1

Savage Dragon #226

Trumps Titans #1

Weathered Spirit #1

Black Racer/Shilo Norman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics #490

CLICK –> ALL Of The New Comics Videos….And More.
A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 8/30/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #490. This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you.

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Top 5 Hot Picks #92

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #454 and new comics coming this Wednesday 12/14/16.

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Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #2 – This fun new series is going to be a hit. The J. Scott Campbell variant is sold out.

Hawkeye #1 – Kate Bishop in her first solo series.

IVX #1 – The war begins between The Inhumans and X-Men. Pick a side.

Reborn #3 – Mark Millar and Greg Capullo offer up their third book in this hot series.

Black #3 – ……And Artist Jamal Igle and writer Kwanza Osajyefo offer up their third as well from their hit series from Black Mask.

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared within the InvestComics Hot Picks #454 article. Click any of them and buy/bid on them on Ebay right now. spiderman-marvel

IC 100 Club Pick: Man-Thing #1 (1979) 9.8. – DC Super Stars #17 (1977) 7.5. – Forever People #8 (1972) 9.6. – Marvel Feature #4 (1972) 5.5.

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Deadpool Back in Black #5 – Click To Buy/Bid

DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1

Zatanna #16

DC Comics Presents #35 (1981)

Deathstroke #8

Suicide Squad #8

Batman TMNT Adventures #2

Daredevil #14

Daredevil #11

Red Sonja #0

Young Avengers #1 (2005)

Spider-Man #1 (1990)

Deadpool Back In Black #5

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New Mutants #87 (1990)

Guardians Of The Galaxy #15

Gwenpool Holiday Special #1 Merry Mix Up

Reborn #1

Moonshine #3

Comic Book History of Comics #2

Transformers Lost Light #1

Rockstar #1

Doctor Strange Punisher Magic Bullets #1

Shadows On The Grave #1

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New Comics #454 – The Covers

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New Comics – The Covers #454. A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 12/14/2016.

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Each week InvestComics seeks out a comic(s) on Ebay for $100 or less and then brings it to the attention of our fans. We call it IC 100 Club Pick. The idea is to get a great book at a great price. We do not own nor are we selling these comics. The comics are found by a random process. We do not know the ebay seller(s), nor are we promoting the Ebay seller. Any knowing from the Ebay seller of InvestComics or its affiliates is purely coincidental. (See disclaimer for more details). 

IC 100 Club Pick: Here are four comics to BUY NOW at or under $99. No biding. Man-Thing #1 (1979) 9.8. A high grade bronze here and origin retold for only $66.49. DC Super Stars #17 (1977) 7.5. This is the first full appearance and origin of Huntress (Helena Wayne) at only $84. Forever People #8 (1972) 9.6. An earlier Darkseid appearance, Jack Kirby story, art and cover for $84.95. Marvel Feature #4 (1972) 5.5. First Bronze Age Ant-Man appearance and origin retold. Spider-Man appearance as well. All this for only $60.

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DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1 will deliver the goods on new comic day. A ton of world class talent in this $9.99 special. DC is touting the return of Detective Chimp in this book as well. The last time we saw Detective Chimp in action was in 2011’s Zatanna #16. A hard to find/scarce comic and a fantastic Adam Hughes cover to boot. If you’re interested, Detective Chimp’s first appearance (modern) into the DC universe occurred in DC Comics Presents #35 (1981). Art from legend Gil Kane.
Deathstroke #8 concludes the ‘Professional’ story line as Deathstroke battles Superman. The Shane Davis cover is a keeper. More so if you’re a Superman fan….And that Jim Lee Suicide Squad #8 cover too. Wow.
Harley Quinn not only becomes more of a player, but will grace one of the variant covers of the new Batman TMNT Adventures #2.

Daredevil #14 puts the villain Muse front and center in the conclusion of the ‘Dark Art’ story line. Muse paints a dismal Daredevil cover here. A terrific Ron Garney cover. He’s been killing it with these unbelievable Daredevil covers hasn’t he?? Muse could be a villain that sticks in Daredevil’s side for years to come. Muse(2) first appeared a few issues ago in Daredevil #11.

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It turns out (no surprise), after much muttering, moaning and complaining (instead of giving things a chance first, what a concept there), Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows debut was a likable first issue. The consensus is stating that fans actually dig the first issue and now Marvel needs to follow it up with more of the same to garner even more interest. Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #2 will have the new modern day Fantastic Four comic, but with three, different players, a family, well you get the idea, fighting their way out of an attack from the Mole Man. The J. Scott Variant family cover is a beauty. Speaking of Mr. J. Scott Campbell, his Red Sonja #0 variant jumps off the cover.
Kate Bishop begins her solo career this Wednesday, bumping off Clint in Hawkeye #1. Kind of like what Prescott did to Romo. (NFL fans only understand this reference, sorry non-sports fan). Check out Kate Bishop’s first appearance in Young Avengers #1 (2005).
Salvador Espin pays homage to Todd McFarlane’s Spider-Man #1 (1990) with his cover for Deadpool Back In Black #5. Also, Chris Stevens pays homage Rob Liefeld’s New Mutants #87 (1990) with his cover for Guardians Of The Galaxy #15.

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The battle begins for the ultimate supreme mutant team in the Marvel universe. IVX #1 pits the Inhumans against the X-Men. Lets revisit here, Disney is so perturbed with Fox Studios regarding the X-Men franchise and them not ‘teaming up’ with Marvel Studios that the original ‘X’ books and Wolverine have basically disappeared from their comic book universe altogether. Disney has announced the Inhumans will be starring in their own television show by next year. Now Disney realized a bit how insecure they have looked, so they are bringing back ONE X title(s) by early next year. So……our money is on the Inhumans. That’s until Fox relinquishes or lets Disney borrow Wolverine from their clasp. Then our dough will be on the X-Men. We can switch sides like that. So can you.
Marvel offers up one of their holiday comics this week; Gwenpool Holiday Special #1 Merry Mix Up.

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Black #3 from Black Mask Comics will sell out. Great story, great product, great company.
Mark Millar and Greg Capullo continue to truck along with their hot series, Reborn. While Reborn #1 hits its third printing this Wednesday, the latest installment, Reborn #3 will hit as well.
Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso are on the same schedule as Reborn each month with their hot series too. Moonshine #3, this Wednesday. Writer Fred Van Lante and artist Ryan Dunlavey offer up the followup to their successful first issue, check out Comic Book History of Comics #2. This series will not disappoint.

More number one comics to check out on new comic book day. New IDW Transformers comic; Transformers Lost Light #1. Writer Joe Harris’ Rockstar #1 (Image Comics). Doctor Strange Punisher Magic Bullets #1 (Marvel), the Run The Jewels variant by Marco D’Alfonso is a keeper. Shadows On The Grave #1 (Dark Horse), written and drawn by Richard Corben.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 3/4/15

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Princess_Leia_1_InvestComicsSpider_Woman_5_InvestComicsMarvel Comics is wasting no time with their favorite new toy. That new toy being Star Wars of course. With a boatload of Star Wars #1 variants, then a Darth Vader #1 release and now a Princess Leia #1 release this week. A bit of Star Wars overkill here maybe? A Star Wars fan will say no way! There could never be enough Star Wars right? Anyway, the Princess takes center stage within the suddenly strong female leads in the Marvel Universe in some time. Silk, Spider-Gwen , Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman (more on her in a little bit), Thor, A-Force, Angela, and a few dedicated “variant woman of Marvel covers” appearing this week. So yes the women of Marvel are making some serious noise. About time! Now back to the Princess. Leia will bring a ridiculous amount of variant covers as has Star Wars #1 and Darth Vader #1. There is one very cool variant i recall with Leia holding Luke a’la Amazing Fantasy #15 cover that came from the Star Wars #1 variants I believe. Very neat. Cool book to have Stan Lee and the Princess herself to sign, get graded. You can check out that variant on Ebay right HERE. Lots of activity on that book. So is there anything making the speculator really keep an eye on this comic this Wednesday? Well one thing to note is that since Leia debuted in Star Wars #1 in 1977 (Marvel), she’s never had a self titled solo book. Crazy right? So that’s a nice plus. Which leads into the bigger reason here on why the speculator should really think about getting this book. Since Princess Leia never held her own title we never got a full story dedicated just to her on a level to which Marvel is about to take it. This could possibly mean an introduction or two without an announcement anywhere of it coming. Will it be a character that appears in the new film(s)? Will it be a spinoff of another Marvel title? Who knows? Thing is, the speculator needs to keep a close tab on this one.

Detective_Comics #32_InvestComics Blackcross_1_InvestComicsNew_52_44_InvestComicsMarvel really wants readers and non-fans alike to pay attention to Spider-Woman. In Spider-Woman #5 it’s all new everything going on here. New costume, new powers (last issue), new cast member and new status quo. A few variant covers display our girl in her new duds, but it’s the Kris Anka design cover that comes in as the most interesting. However, it’s the Siya Oum $30 variant that is sold out already. Will Marvel ever get the Spider-Woman character right? Will the new everything and a new cast member after only four issues do the trick? Maybe. Maybe not.

So what do you do when you have a fan favorite title of a b character, a character like Hawkeye? Well you end it and start over right? Huh? Yep, when you’re Marvel you can do things like that. All New Hawkeye #1; There are possible hints that there could be new things happening in the way of a new character or maybe not. Either way, the Hawkeye character solidified himself as a character that fans will back if the right story and art comes with it. We shall see what comes of this series and if it becomes as hot as its predecessor.

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DC Comics start their new gimmick this week with the movie variant covers. There is nothing really to gain monetarily here unless you really want to work for it. First off, if you see or want a movie variant you like, buy it! If you like the way the movie variant looks or it’s a homage to a favorite movie of yours, buy it! They are all cool looking covers. That all said, if you want to get some unique comics to sell then do this. Get the Detective Comics #40 this week; a Matrix homage, and get it signed by Keenu Reeves, Brian Stelfreeze and Francis Manapul. The latter two are the easy gets. Getting Keenu would be the hard get and the prize, but hey nothing is impossible. Be sure to have that witness verify your signature, get a 9.8 grade and you have a very nice flip variant for yourself. Good luck!

All_New_Hawkeye_1_InvestComics Blackcross_1_InvestComics Citizen_of_the_Galaxy_1_InvestComicsAnd DC’s Convergence is right around the corner. Check out Earth 2 #32 as Darkseid is kicking some major as*. Only a few copies of this one being sold on Ebay right now. And New 52 Futures End #44 will lead directly into the Convergence story line. And the cover is absolutely surperb! Only two copies of this one on Ebay. Better grab it! Click the RED link before it’s too late!

As Convergence is taking shape, Marvel’s Secret Wars is shaping up too. Check out another prelude issue in Avengers #42 and Avengers World #18 revels some answers for fans following that story.

An interesting Marvel team-up book will have fans very happy this week. Check out Guardians Team-Up #1. Not only will the Avengers be teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, but the creative team will be Brian Michael Bendis and Arthur Adams. Sweet. Did you know the old Guardians of the Galaxy team first appeared together with the Avengers in Avengers #167 in 1978? (Click that RED link if you want to bid/buy that comic right now). The newer team appeared together with the Avengers in the War of Kings Saga #1 (early 2009). The new GOTG also appeared together with the Avengers in late 2009 in Guardians of the Galaxy #18.

A bunch of number one issues to check out this week. CLICK the RED Links and go straight to Ebay. Buy or Bid on the comics right now within this article!

IDW’s Citizen of the Galaxy #1 is sold out already at Midtown Comics. Although it’s not too often IDW really commands big bucks in the aftermarket, they put out some great stuff for the fans. Just a heads up too, there are only two issues of this comic up on Ebay at the present moment. You may want to grab one in case your local shop doesn’t have any. Click the RED link and buy/bid on one now if you really want it.

Descender #1 looks like a hit right out of the gate for Image. The team of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen sure does help. Couple that with an interesting story and you have demand. So much so that the variants on Ebay are selling wildly. If you’re in the market for one of these, you better click the RED link to get in early here. Looks like we may have a hot book here. That said, remember one thing. Sitting on a modern hot variant does not always equate to money a year from now. Studies, graphs, charts and indicators reflect a severe decline in many of the hot modern variants. If you can make money on your purchase, then do so. Waiting is a sure sign of two things. Greed and you possibly losing money. Be a speculator and not a fanboy that falls in love with a comic you intend to flip. And the other rule, fall in love and buy comics to read because you love the comic and never intend on flipping it too. Simple.

Avengers_42_InvestComics Avengers_World_18_InvestComics Guardians_Team_up_1_InvestComicsThe awesome talents of Eric Powell delivers Big Man Plans #1 from Image Comics. This comic is showing a few of the regular covers on Ebay, but only one variant at the moment. Seems like a distributing story to read to yourself and not the kiddies.

Speaking of awesome talents, Warren Ellis steps to the plate with Blackcross #1 (Dynamite Entertainment). Quite a few very nice variants hit with this release. None of the covers are covers that doesn’t turn the eye. Lets hope the inside is as good as the outside. With Warren Ellis at the helm, it’s probably, most likely going to be a good inside.

…..And more great talent with a debut issue this week. Con Job #1 by Jimmy Palmiotti and cover by Amanda Conner. A very unique story that centers around comic conventions. Jimmy knows a thing or two about doing conventions, so inspiration was probably not a hard find here for Jimmy with this story. Sounds like a fun comic and one to definitely pick up.

Nailbiter and Hack Slash meet up in the same comic; Nailbiter Hack Slash #1. Nailbiter #1 was a big deal for a little while there. If you click the RED link you’ll see there are still plenty of Nailbiter #1‘s signed/graded copies being watched. Funny thing here is that there are no Nailbiter Hack Slash #1 comics available on Ebay at the time of this article. I’m quite sure there will be plenty in due time, just not right now.

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Vampirella will venture into new alternate universe stories in Altered States Vampirella #1. Looks like she’ll encounter some zombies for the first time on a zombie planet. No copies on Ebay at this time.

Descender_1_InvestComics Earth_2-32_InvestComics Nameless_2_InvestComicsGrant Morrison’s Nameless #1 received high praise from fans and sold out quickly. Will the trend follow this week with Nameless #2?

Pussycats #0 is one of those gratuitous covers that will catch a fanboys eye to pick up and look at. Although this is probably very true, the story does seem intriguing. A sexy thriller put out by an independent comic company called E-Comix. No copies on Ebay available at this time. A rare comic that if it gets hot, like it’s cover, we could see some price spiking here.

A few more number one comics to check out this week are; Neverboy #1 (Dark Horse), Winterworld #0, Halogen #1 and Monster Motors Curse of Minivan Helsing #1.

Finally, remember Mad Libs? Those were fantastic and still are. They are always coming out and are a fantastic cursor in helping develop command of the English language. Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, etc. Anyway, pick up a copy of DC Comics Super-Hero Mad Libs #1 and have hours of fun with the kids while they learn! A great way to spend time with your older friends and family too. Use your own adult “action words” to make your super-hero do “special things”.

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Deadpool Hawkeye 0 Variant

The variant for this  has a terrible cover but Marvel decided to include something very strange in this comic.  As Hawkeye surveys what appears to be a Cosplay street party both the new female Thor and Spider-Gwen pass him buy.  Is this the first appearance of Gwen Stacy from an alternate Universe in that sick new costume?  Collector’s disagree and only time will tell but the fact is this book is the first appearance of the Spider-Gwen costume and it’s one of the more popular in recent memory.

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From Hell a TV show?!?!?  Sweet.  Buy the first published strips in this forgotten anthology!

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Suicide Squad 48 ( first Joker cover in Suicide Squad )

This collector is very skeptical of Jared Leto’s casting as the Joker.  It’s not because I don’t like his acting but putting the Joker in an ensemble cast seems like a mistake to me.  Either way any Joker connection to the squad is going to heat up the back issue market as proven by the HQ announcement.

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Fairy Tale Parade 9 ( First appearance of  the Snow Queen ) and first appearance of  Elsa

As one of the more popular Disney characters in the last 20 years picking up the Snow Queen’s first is a smart move,

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Gotham by Gaslight

This classic work by Mignola features the first appearance of the Gaslight DCU.  The Lex Luthor from that world will be playing a huge role in Fight for the Multiverse.

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Deadpool Origins

Do people ever get tired of spending enormous sums of cash on Deadpool comics?  The answer still appears to be no.  This one-shot has escaped my clutches for some time and is now racking up big sale numbers on Ebay.

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Over the Garden Wall Special 1 & 1:15 Variant

Kaboom’s adaptation of the CW’s new show has been a rare find.  Both covers are worth a quick flip if your LCS has em’!

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The preview is in Adv Time 33

This is the variant cover, there are two other covers.

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Superman Family 192 ( First appearance of Lor-Van )

Who knows what grandfather or grandfathers the Krypton show will use?  Start speculating now and scoop up this one!

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InvestComics Hot Picks #279

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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks for new comic releases on 7-24-13

(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 judgement upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing and have fun.)

Not much going on this week as far as speculation is concerned, but lots of great titles to pick up and read. A slow week in a speculation market is also a fantastic time to look through some long boxes and search for some of the recommendations InvestComics has feed in the recent weeks.

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So before we get to the Hot Picks, how about the most anticipated panel at the San Diego Comic Con? The Marvel Studio Panel. Well to say it Avengers Age of Ultronwas “spectacular” would be an overstatement. To say it was great would also be an overstatement. This panel was supposed to be the one to rip the doors off the internet. It fell extremely flat. Trotting out actor Tom Hiddleston in his Loki costume to start off the panel, making the crowd go wild, but delivering absolutely nothing noteworthy in the context of a breaking news story. Not that anything was expected from Tom, but Tom became a diversion to the BIG picture. Fans went wild and then nothing. New clips of the new Cap movie and Guardians movie. What about some more news about the speculation of Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Antman, and even Vin Diesel?! Marvel in typical fashion churned the hype box so tightly that it became a huge dud. That’s UNTIL Josh Whedon came out! Cheers!! Crowd goes wild! Yes!! This will be it!! Joss will announce something crazy right?!?! Josh says “Avengers Age of Ultron” will be the title of the new Avengers movie. Wow really? That’s it?? Sorry guys, but you dropped the ball on this one. The biggest stage of all comic cons and that’s all we get? It’s been a while since you’ve dropped the ball (in the movie department), so we’ll give you a pass here. DC Entertainment actually outshined Marvel yesterday in the movie news announcement department with their Superman/Batman 2015 scheduled for release in 2015. Now THIS was breaking news. This was worthy of a fan getting excited about. Not prancing out actors and actresses of your movies everyone knows about already. Who cares really? Getting a first look clip of the new Cap or Guardians movie, now that was cool, but Marvel hasn’t shared that with anyone else except for the fans in Hall H. DC said checkmate at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Good job guys/gals, it’s been a while since you’ve trumped Marvel in “breaking news” as far as the big screen goes.

Now let’s get to some Comics you should check out this week shall we?

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Batman #612Anyone remember that sketch cover Jim Lee did back a few years ago where Superman is chocking the hell out of Batman? It was actually a second print, Batman #612 to be more precise. That comic actually commands more money in the aftermarket than does the first print. Shorter print run, plus it’s totally bad ass. This week however, DC goes back to the drawing board (no pun intended) with Superman Unchained (2013 DC) Directors Cut #1. This $5.99 comic will deliver the “director’s cut” of the original sold out number one issue. This series has some serious creator star power and will show no signs of slowing down. It’s best to get in on this series before those back issues start getting out of reach as far as dollars and cents go. Not too sure if the aftermarket will sustain the demand in the long haul, but for now it’s a nice series to get your hands on any variants that are available to cash them in for say…..a first appearance of Darkseid, Deathstroke, Rocket Raccoon, etc. Don’t expect too much from this priced high comic at $5.99. It’s a harder when you pluck down six bucks for what essentially is a reprint with a sketch cover, bells and whistles. Get variants of this series, that is where the money is waiting to be made.

Speaking of a comic that is critically acclaimed, Matt Fraction has turned around a once blah Marvel character into a force. Hawkeye could never really find his place in the Marvel Universe, but Matt has done it. Fraction has become what Miller was for Daredevil, McFarlane was for Spidey, Synder is for Batman, Adams was for Lantern, and on and on. These creators have become synonymous with their work on these characters. This week Hawkeye (2012 4th Series) Annual #1 continues that trend for Matt Fraction as he embeds his name in the Hawkeye character.

Marvel Team-Up #1Last week (or the week before?) the InvestComics Hot Picks spoke about the ridiculous onslaught readers may have to be subjected to with the word “Superior” on too many comic titles. Well here we go again. Superior Spider-Man Team Up (2013) #1 comes out us as a regular ongoing. The series will feel much better with Peter Parker at the helm, but until then you can enjoy looking at the cover to Marvel Team-Up #1 to the right here. As Archie and Edith would say “Those were the days.” Who’s Archie and Edith you ask? Ugh I feel old!

On the topic of team-ups we have two very cool ones happening from Dynamite Entertainment and IDW. Check out Army of Darkness vs Hack Slash (2013 Dynamite) #1 and Rocketeer Spirit Pulp Friction (2013 IDW) #1. Fun reading on Wednesday here!

Mass Effect Foundation (2013 Dark Horse) #1, Lobster Johnson Scent of Lotus (2013 Dark Horse) #1, and Gamma (2013 Dark Horse) #0 round out the books to check out this week.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to sign up to the InvestComics Newsletter. News and a new Contest (a signed comic!) coming up soon.

See you soon, Invest wisely.

Jay Katz  

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HOTTEST New Comic Back issues during APRIL 2013

Terry’s Top 30 Hottest Titles during April 2013

Just a personal list from my own observations of the market.  I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books during April 2013.     I did not focus on variants specifically as I can’t even keep track of them all.    If you think I have missed any titles please let me know.  I will revise this list every month and you will be amazed at how much can change in one month good and bad.

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#1 THE SIXTH GUN – all 29 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  sold a #1 for $250

#2 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US – the only hot DC title small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Currently at its hottest right now at $50.00 for set of #1-3      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.

#3 RACHEL RISING #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    Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.

#4 NOWHERE MEN #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 a few weeks ago

#5 PETER PANZERFAUST #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6

#6 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.

#7 THE DAMNED #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Oni – Author of Sixth Gun

#8 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

#9 HAWKEYE #1-10   The only hot back issue Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 now settled at about $25.00

#10 THE WALKING DEAD  Even more recent copies with high print runs still sell out due to TV show and popular back issue sellers at cover or a bit higher.

#11 THE ACTIVITY #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

#12 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

#13 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

#14 REVIVAL #1-10   Early issues still super hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

#15 MIND MGMT #1-9   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80

#16 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30

#17 HELHEIM #1-2    #1 quickly hit #10 and stablized #2 out this week

#18 EAST OF WEST #1  Hot as a pre-seller and has stabilized at $7.00

#19 UBER #0    Sold out both printings instantly.  Future is unpredictable

#20 BATMAN #13 / BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas

#21 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now

#22 BATMAN INCORPORATED #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

#23 SEX #1-2    Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down and #2 sells for cover

#24 POLARITY #1   2nd printing instantly – small print run.  #2 is out this week

#25 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular

#26 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-4   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1’s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really well on ebay when initially released!

#27 ARCHIE #641-642  Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars

#28 FATALE #1-10   Earliest issues only seem to sell above guide yet title is popular in sales at cover

#29 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1-3   #1 peaked at $17 immediately but now sells for about $7.   Sets still sell

#30 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January closer to cover price now

#31 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

#32 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-6 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value

#33 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

 

DETAILS FOR EACH TITLE WITH PRINT RUNS OF RARE BOOKS/TITLES

THE SIXTH GUN – all 29 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  sold a #1 for $250

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US – the only hot DC title small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Currently at its hottest right now at $50.00 for set of #1-3      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.

RACHEL RISING #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    Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NOWHERE MEN #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 a few weeks ago

172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11
213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12

PETER PANZERFAUST #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6

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

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.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12

THE DAMNED #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Oni – 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

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

HAWKEYE #1-10   The only hot back issue Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 now settled at about $25.00

42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12

THE WALKING DEAD  Even more recent copies with high print runs still sell out due to TV show and popular back issue sellers at cover or a bit higher.

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
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7

THE ACTIVITY #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

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

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

REVIVAL #1-10   Early issues still super hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11

MIND MGMT #1-9   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80

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

MANHATTAN PROJECTS  #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4

HELHEIM #1-2    #1 quickly hit #10 and stablized #2 out this week

EAST OF WEST #1  Hot as a pre-seller and has stabilized at $7.00

UBER #0    Sold out both printings instantly.  Future is unpredictable

BATMAN INCORPORATED #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

SEX #1-2    Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down and #2 sells for cover

POLARITY #1   2nd printing instantly – small print run.  #2 is out this week

STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular

DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-4   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1’s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really well on ebay when initially released!

ARCHIE #641-642  Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars

FATALE #1-10   Earliest issues only seem to sell above guide yet title is popular in sales at cover

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1-3   #1 peaked at $17 immediately but now sells for about $7.   Sets still sell

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January closer to cover price now

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10
120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-6 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value

MYLO XYLOTO #1-3  Chris Martin of Coldplay series – sells well at cover price but not really above

 

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this 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 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.   hoknes@hotmail.com

Eisner-Award Winner Francesco Francavilla Joins HAWKEYE in April

 Fresh off his acclaimed Dark-Horse solo series BLACK BEETLE, Eisner-Award winner (Best Cover Artist)  Francesco Francavilla will be joining MATT FRACTION for two issues of what Shaun & Seb from InvestComics FFFIC reviews show call “The best Marvel book out there”. Francavilla will be handling the art chorse on HAWKEYE #10 and #12. Here’s the official write up and a peak at those award winning cover skills!

Eisner-Award Winner Francesco Francavilla Joins HAWKEYE in April
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This April, a deadly super villain targets Clint Barton and all he holds dear—but luckily he’s got Eisner-Award winning artist Francesco Francavilla joining him forHawkeye #10! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four, FF) kicks off an all new story- providing the perfect jumping on point for new readers- as the Avenger known as Hawkeye finds himself facing his deadliest opponent yet. Who pulled the trigger? Where have you seen him before? The answers will send everyone’s favorite archer reeling in the hit series that ComicBookResources.com deems. “the coolest comic book being published today, with each issue bursting forth with ridiculous ideas at a breakneck pace while still remaining accessible and grounded.”

 

“OnHawkeye we’ve been blessed with not only one of the biggest writers in comics with Matt Fraction, but also some of the best artists like David Aja, Javier Pulido and now Francesco Francavilla,” said Stephen Wacker, Senior Editor, Marvel Entertainment. “Though he’s only on the series for issues #10 & #12, Francesco is going to leave his mark on Clint with some of the most beautiful art you’ll see all year!”

 

New story. New Threats. New Artist. You cannot miss Fraction & Francavilla teaming up for the first time ever inHawkeye #10, on-sale in April!

 

HAWKEYE #10

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art & Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

ON SALE APRIL 2013

 

 

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The Future of YOUNG AVENGERS Is Marvel NOW!

Superstars Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie Usher In A New Age Of Teen Heroes!

New York. NY—August 9, 2012— This October, a brand new team arrives on the scene to show what they are made of inYoung Avengers #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series care of the blockbuster creative team of writer Kieron Gillen and artists Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton and Matt Wilson! As part ofMarvel NOW!, Young Avengers  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

 

From the critically acclaimed duo of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie comes a reinvention of the teen superhero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Hawkeye with Loki, Marvel Boy and Miss America. We have seen how our heroes handle the hardships of the world, but now we can bear witness as these Young Avengers grapple with challenges of becoming a new brand of hero. Will they be up to the task?  Will they be able to follow in the footsteps of the heroes before them?  Will they want to? Join in and watch as these young heroes discover who they truly are and how they can save the world.

 

“The Young Avengers are the team of tomorrow and an important step in right direction for the Marvel Universe,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “This team’s youth is going to make for some very interesting stories as they forge a unique place for themselves in a world populated by super-powered characters.  And there’s no substitute for hard work. You’ll be watching a team grow into one of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful forces.”

 

Marvel NOW!is the culmination ofMarvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. WithYoung Avengers, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of a brand new team.

 

“This is my chance to take a serious crack at reinventing the Marvel teen super hero for the 21st century,” said writer Kieron Gillen. “So I recruited my favorite collaborators in a Dirty-Dozen fashion, and set about the task. I couldn’t be more excited if I was having adrenaline pumped into me intravenously. If the original Young Avengers was about being 16, this is about being 18. It’s a small difference, but an important one.”

 

Each issue ofYoung Avengers features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

 

“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”

 

An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new team! This isYoung Avengers NOW!

 

This January, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie introduce the world to a new team inYoung Avengers #1!

For more onMarvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.comand join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW.

 

YOUNG AVENGERS #1

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art by JAMIE MCKELVIE & MIKE NORTON

Cover by JAMIE MCKELVIE

ON SALE THIS JANUARY!

 

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Avengers Special – Checklist

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Since the Avengers movie will be coming out on May 5, 2012 and the InvestComics Hot Picks always come out on Sunday….well we wanted to deliver the goods BEFORE the movie came out. So here you are, the most comprehensive Avengers checklist you will find anyplace on the web as only InvestComics can deliver!

There are written articles within this checklist that date back to 2009. InvestComics will reproduce some of these Hot Picks from WAY back then and also provide NEW insight as well. So will there be some duplicate entries? Absolutely, but there will be some other comics that were not covered in other areas, so you see no harm no foul,  just LOTS and LOTS of awesome comics to check out and hunt for.

The main focal point here is the fab four. Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and the Hulk. There are mentions of other Marvel characters within this article, but this is all about the fab four. The main focus here is on each of the individual series that they have appeared in. Two exceptions occur from the older checklists that were from 2009/2010. Thor and Iron Man.

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At the end of this article (which is the largest in InvestComics history!) you will find the best Avengers covers throughout the years. These covers consists ONLY OF THE ORIGINAL AVENGERS SERIES, NOT any other series or variants (well maybe a couple of variants by accident). If you have ANY covers ONLY from the original series that you think should have made the cut, DO NOT hesitate to post it below in the comments section or on the InvestComics Facebook page.

Now without any further ado…..The InvestComics Avengers Special.

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The Incredible Hulk Checklist 

Incredible Hulk #1 – The first look at the Green….uh Gray monster.

Incredible Hulk #2 – Here’s a look at the GREEN monster!

Incredible Hulk #102 – This issue is the “true start” to the Incredible Hulk series that went on to last some 43 years! Previously Tales to Astonish.

Incredible Hulk #122 – The Hulk fights the Thing in what is to be the final Silver age book within the series.

Incredible Hulk #123 – If issue #122 was the final Silver age book, guess what this book is? Yes the first Bronze Age! Fantastic buy here at only $50.

Incredible Hulk #126 – First appearance of Barbara Norriss, better known as Valkyrie. Another nice buy at only $45.

Incredible Hulk #136 – First appearance of Xeron, the Star Slayer

Incredible Hulk #141 – Our first look at Doc Samson, priced at $125.

Incredible Hulk #162 – Here’s the first appearance of Wendigo. $75? Really?

Incredible Hulk #168 – Betty Ross appears naked in this issue! Really? $25

Incredible Hulk #180 – The cameo of…….Wolverine.

Incredible Hulk #181 – First “full” appearance of…….Wolverine. Listed at $1800. Still upside to this comic, so an $1800 price tag is a good one.

Incredible Hulk #234 – The first appearance of Quasar. This $6 comic is well worth it.

Incredible Hulk #314 – First John Byrne Hulk art and last Bronze Age issue. 3 bucks? Buy.

Incredible Hulk #315 – First Modern Age issue.

Incredible Hulk #324 – After 323 issues, Marvel decided to bring the Gray Hulk back. This is his second appearance! Hard to believe isn’t it? It’s only $8 too!

Incredible Hulk #330 – Todd McFarlane Hulk! $14.

Incredible Hulk #340 – Hulk vs. Wolverine, drawn by Todd McFarlane. First Wolverine by Todd. Classic cover to boot. A collector’s item that will set you back $40.

Incredible Hulk #367 – First Dale Keown Hulk. This guy was born to draw the Hulk. A $4 book that should be in your collection.

Incredible Hulk #377 – Here’s a third print that made the list! This third print had massively low distribution. The cause of that makes this THIRD printing a $40 book!

Incredible Hulk #400 – Milestone issue! Prism cover! (remember those??) Well the real reason this makes the cut on this list, It’s Chris Bachalo’s first Marvel work.

 

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Captain America Checklist

Captain America #100 – The First “true” issue of the solo Captain America series. Just like Cap’s teammate the Incredible Hulk, 43 years this series lasted. A low starting bid at $700 for this comic. Cannot stress enough to but this comic.

Captain America #109 & 112 – Here’s a great way to get a piece of Captain America’s origin, retold twice within 3 issues of each other very early in the solo run. Coming in at about $130 each. Awesome stuff here folks.

Captain America #117 – First appearance of the Falcon. $200 gets this great comic.

Captain America #120 –Final Silver Age issue.

Captain America #121 – First……..Bronze Age!

Captain America #154 – First appearance of Jack Monroe.

Captain America #180 – Nomad makes his first appearance here.

Captain America #241 – Early Punisher appearance, the first time Cap and Castle meet up. It’s a low print and very hard to find in decent condition. A $16 price tag makes this comic a must buy.

Captain America #312 – Final Bronze Age issue.

Captain America #313 – ……..And the first Modern Age issue.

 

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Iron Man Checklist 

Iron Man #1 – Tony Stark’s first solo series. This first series of at least 4 restarts lasted 28 years.

Iron Man #20 – Final Silver Age issue.

Iron Man #21 – First Bronze Age issue.

Iron Man #47 – Origin retold. $36 for this early retelling!

Iron Man #55 – If there was ever ONE comic to own within a series, THIS one is it! The first appearance of Thanos. This villain will eventually make his way onto the big screen and when he does, look out! The next Darth Vader love affair of a villain will begin when Marvel realizes that the next franchise of movies that awaits them will be the Cosmos! The $240 price tag should not in any way shape or form deter you from buying this comic yesterday.

Iron Man #115 – How is this comic only listed at $10?? It’s John Romita Jr.’s first full art work. A bargain here folks.

Iron Man #128 – Here ended the biggest and most important storyline in Iron Man’s run to date! “Demon in a Bottle!” ….With a classic cover and only $25.

Iron Man #50 Volume 3 – The awesome artistry of Mike Grell on Iron Man. Cool stuff.

 

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THOR CHECKLIST

Journey Into Mystery #83 – Well this is where it all began, a hefty $20,000 price tag on this one, but with Thor finally coming to the movie screen, appearing in many Marvel titles, The Avengers movie, and most of all the children in all of the world will want a Thor hammer. Yes, Thor’s first appearance will be a buy right now. It has tremendous upside.

Journey Into Mystery #84 – Natalie Portman gets the role of Jane Foster, here is the first appearance of Jane. $2500 seems to be a bit much on a character that will never be a Lois Lane, or a Mary Jane type caliber player.

Journey Into Mystery #85 – Where there is a hero, there is a villain. Thor’s main thorn in his side will be “brother” Loki in the film. This comic is a very good buy at $1200. Everyone loves a villain and if Loki transfers to the screen with the hate and venom he displays so well in the comic books, this comic will be a winner. Actually, either way this comic is a winner at $1200. No downside to this book for a long term investment. Wait one more reason to purchase this book, Heimdall’s first appearance here too!

Journey Into Mystery #86 – Well Thor and Loki have to have a daddy right? Odin’s first full appearance right here folks. Sir Anthony Hopkins does the honors of playing the father of the 2 rival siblings in the film. If you haven’t caught any of his movies (how would this even be possible??), you should the man has some serious talent. That said, Odin’s first full appearance here doesn’t command that much money. You’re looking at only $600. This comic has the slowest progression potential of the males in the family. Don’t look for this comic to really boost up in the rating’s that much. Buying this at $600 will have you waiting quite a while before you see some slight upticks. Your money would be more well spent on issue number 112, more on that in a bit.

Journey Into Mystery #99 – A 2 for 1 here, first appearances of Sutur and Mr.Hyde. $350 price tag. Not much upside here, but great Kirby cover…..as usual from The King.

Journey Into Mystery #102 – This issue features Thor’s first stalker, Sif. This is her first appearance. Have you seen Jaime Alexander? She’s playing Sif in the movie. Wow. Be nice to see her in a bad 2 hour move like Elektra. “Watching” Jennifer Garner was so painful……not.

Journey Into Mystery #103 – Another 2 for 1 deal! This one is cheaper to buy, but a better one. This comic gives us a first look at the Executioner and Enchantress. At $200, more upside than issue #99, simple as that.

Journey Into Mystery #112 – Remember that $600 you should hold on to? (issue #86) Well this comic would be a better pick up with that cash. Yes, not disputing that Odin’s first appearance wouldn’t be a welcome addition to any collection, but a Jack Kirby Thor vs. Hulk comic?? This is a continuation of their first meeting in The Avengers #3 comic, Also from Jack Kirby! That one comes in at $1000. The two of these comics are no brainers at the going rate. Talk a dealer down at a show for $1500 for both if you can and you have gold. Big upside to these undervalued comics right now.

Rounding out the Journey Into Mystery comics, we get to issue #114, first Absorbing Man $145. Issue #115, which is an early origin issue of Loki for only $200. Issue #118, first Destroyer $170.

Thor #126, the classic Kirby cover from 1966 still till this day is one of the best Thor comic covers of all time. The only cover that rivals it in the Thor realm would the Silver Surfer #4 from John Buscema circa 1969 for $500. Awesome covers by 2 legends.

Thor #126 – Journey Into Mystery ended with issue #125, The Mighty Thor begins with issue #126! This essentially is THE number one issue of Thor. A price of only $400 makes this extremely attractive. Probably the best 400 bucks you’ll spend on your Thor collection. Do not pass this up…….or Silver Surfer #4.

Thor #129 – Introduces the more recent deceased Ares. Wait isn’t he back already? Don’t matter, $100 for this bad as* characters first appearance?? An absolute beauty here, buy it now. Forget any variant covers coming out for a few weeks, look for this instead.

Thor #132 – First appearance of Ego for $100.
Thor #137 – First Ulik goes for $100.

Thor #148 – The Wrecker of the Wrecking Crew, his first appearance in this issue. $85 for Thor #148 plus $10 for Defenders #17 will get you the entire Wrecking Crew team. Defenders #17 (1974) has the first appearance of Bulldozer, Pile Driver, and Thunderball. If ever another Thor solo movie is made, maybe this oddball team would be some fun to see!

Thor #158 – An early Thor origin retelling issue from 1968 for only $100? Very nice.

Thor #165 – A very early first appearance of HIM/Warlock. If Marvel ever decides to explore the Cosmo’s in the movie theater, this would be a welcome addition to your collection. Speaking of Cosmo’s, look for a Marvel Cosmic list coming soon to InvestComics! Yes Marvel will eventually realize they have an entire universe that hasn’t gone to screen yet. So when it does, you’ll have your check list in order….right here on InvestComics!

Thor #172 – If you’re looking to invest in the comic book market, Besides the oblivious Golden Age/Silver Age books, the Bronze Age (early 70’s) books would be a very good place to start too. This issue of Thor is the first Bronze Age book in the run. The early Bronze Age books are becoming harder to find (scarceness/condition), and include some gems. Thor #172 cost only $40.

Thor #225 – First Firelord $20.

Thor #337 – If ever there was a comic that redefined a character and put them on the map, this comic would be it. One of the reasons a Thor movie is being made today is because of this comic from 1983. Yes that’s right, just like McFarlane’s Spider-Man, Miller’s Batman, this here is Walt Simonson putting the proverbial stamp on the Thor character. Thor #337 had the misfortune of being released in the 80’s when comics were overprinted, otherwise this once untouchable comic back in the 80’s would be a much higher priced commodity today. That said, any collector who calls himself/herself a comic book lover, should have this already. If you don’t, shame on you. The transformation of Thor as a character began here. Not only did Walt Simonson bring Thor to a new status quo in the Marvel Universe with this issue, he gave us the introduction of Beta Ray Bill. This is the best $7 you’ll spend as far as reading and enjoyment when it comes to a Thor comic. Buy Walt’s run, it’s an amazing ride, great story telling, and a reintroduction of one of Marvel’s best characters. The very next issue #338 tells the origin of Beta Ray Bill. $13 gets you two excellent books.

Thor #363 – Here we have the first Modern Age Thor comic. $2.
Thor #391 – First appearance of Erik Masterson, aka Thunderstrike. $2
Thor #411 – The introduction of The New Warriors. Nice $5 comic.

Thor #80 Vol 2 – The popular Avengers Disassembled started here in a prologue. $7

Thunder Strike #24 – Last issue of this series, and it’s a hard issue to find supposedly. Only $3.
What If? #39 – This What If? Story from 1983 features Thor vs. Conan. This is a fun book! $3

 

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AVENGERS Villian Checklist (From 2010)

The Avengers have had many adversaries over the years. The Avenger villains throughout the years are definitely not a list of who’s who in the Marvel Universe. Better yet, a “who’s that? Or maybe even an “Oh yea I forgot about that one!” There is one thing regarding the villains here. Will the Avengers movie be an origin movie or an all out heroes vs. villains deal? Since the heroes are all getting themselves acquainted with the audience in their respective movies, one can hope that we get right down to business and have a villain or 2 appearing. We can also hope as well to see Thor vs. Hulk first, or a couple of the heroes battle each other, then get down to business and kick some villain as*!
While Marvel can choose any villain they want from their vast library, InvestComics will stick with who has appeared in the Avengers books as a bad guy or gal. So aside from one of the greatest if not the best tales to ever to be read or drawn in the pages of The Avengers, The Kree-Skrull War would be the “go to movie”” to make for any fan of comic books, but this isn’t so much about us “comic collectors” as it is for Hollywood to figure out their best angle to make the most money out of the least amount of work. In saying “the least amount of work”, you have to understand the task at hand here. Imagine trying to fill up a screen with 3 Major Marvel characters that all have had solo movies before this one comes out. If too much time is spent worrying about character time and who should get more money shots than the other, this movie will take about 5 years to get done. According to the latest release dates, The Avengers movie will be coming in 2 years! We’ll see it happen in 2012.

Now back to the Kree-Skrull comic. The first part of this mega awesome story appeared in The Avengers #89 with the awakening of Kree-Sentry. Although the first part from 1971 will cost you only about $40, it’s The Avengers #93 that takes the cake in this storyline. It’s the double sized issue drawn by the legend himself Neal Adams. This prize issue comes in at $150. Out of the entire 9 issue run here, this would be the one to get. There were 3 other legends that join in bringing this epic story that eventually led to the Secret Invasion story arc. Sal Buscema and John Buscema were on hand along with writer Roy Thomas. If you never got around to checking this story out, you should make a point of getting to it. So if the Kree-Skrull war doesn’t come to the silver screen as part of The Avengers movie, too bad for us and too bad for anyone that doesn’t know of this epic tale.

Let’s march forward to the Villains. Here they are in no particular order.
A Hank Pym creation that goes wrong, his creation is called Ultron. This villain has been around for a while now, constantly a thorn in the Avengers side. In 1968 the debut of Ultron happened in The Avengers #54. This will run about $40. Well worth it for a villain that we all know will always be around causing some sort of havoc for the Avengers. If Ultron is announced to make it to the silver screen, that goes up a few dollars tomorrow. If you’re looking to spend a few more bucks, take a look at The Avengers #8 (1964). This is the first appearance of Kang. Kang has been a brutal force against our Avengers for many years. The price tag here is in the $120 range. Kang is also going to rule the land in 4000AD.
The Avengers #4. Not only the first appearance of the Silver Age Captain America, it’s in this article because it’s the first appearance of Baron Zemo! Yes it’s a two for one issue!

Absorbing Man has given our Mighty Heroes a problem from time to time. Check out his first in Journey Into Mystery #114 (1965). This will be the most expensive of the choices with the Avengers villains. $145 is the starting bid here. Our next villain made an early appearance in the Avengers books. The Avengers #10 (1964) features the debut of Immortus. $100 gets you a copy of this one.
Traveling to the Cosmos we find a few characters that have been a nuisance over the years for our beloved team. Korvac falls into the annoying people category for our team. Debuting in 1975 in Giant Size Defenders #3, he quickly found his way into the lives of Marvel’s Super Team. This comic cost only $17. Take a look to the supposed granddaughter of the baddest Cosmo dude of all, Thanos. Nebula claims to be related to Thanos, but if she really was in some way wouldn’t she really be kicking some serious as*? Check out her debut in Avengers #257 (1985) for only $3. Yes it’s safe to say that she is a second rate villain, unlike her “grand daddy.” Speaking of Thanos, Iron Man #55 (1973) is the first appearance of the Cosmo goliath. If you find this comic in great shape for $240, it’s a fantastic buy for one of the most underrated villains in the Marvel Kingdom!

So there you have a smidgen of villains that have crossed the path of Earth’s Mighty Heroes. Will any of them appear in the movie? As comic book fans we always hope so! The possibilities of seeing a Thanos grace the screen or even Captain Marvel from the Kree-Skrull story would be a dream come true. Could you imagine the Avengers movie leading into a full out Marvel Cosmic Universe movie? They already have Silver Surfer out there; just add characters like Rom or something! Yes that’s right, Rom. Bring back ROM!

 

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AVENGERS Hero Checklist

With the current Superbowl Avengers trailer, it’s fitting to run a previous Avengers special from a while back that appeared here on InvestComics. Included in this article is the Avengers trailer that has every one geeking out. Enjoy, and see you next week with the VILLIANS portion of this Avengers Special on InvestComics.

Out of all of the comic book movies we hear of coming our way, only one (maybe 2) make us all wait like that 8 year old child on Christmas Eve with the butterflies all tangled up in the gut. Thor will come upon us in 2011, while 2012 brings the Avengers. One could only hope that the end of the world doesn’t come early to spoil the Avengers fun. The anticipation of watching Thor lay down his hammer to the ground, striking it with the power of thunder, watching the ground reverberate and then watching the ground and every living thing around it succumb to nothingness will be astounding. Yes we’ll get the image of the hammer in the air on top of a mountain shot, yes we’ll get the whirl and throw as Thor takes flight, but nothing will beat that fury when he’s had enough and lays the God of law down. It’s going to be movie magic like never seen before. Thor is a badas*, always has been and always will be. Now we all finally get to witness it first hand in a live action epic movie. What could possibly be better than this you ask? Well, the Avengers movie. To have the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America on the same screen at the same time is a comic book fans dream. The biggest question mark remains, will this movie be done ‘right’? It probably will be. If you look at the other ‘team’ movie the X-Men, it wasn’t until the third movie where things really started going wrong with that franchise. The very first X-Men movie was the best one, the introduction of characters, the structure of story and a nice balance of character development. For the reasons the first X-Men movie succeeded will not be the same reason the Avengers movie will supersede it. The X-Men movie did not have the introduction of characters in their own films before the movie came out. People will have a very good general knowledge of the characters like Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, etc. when the Avengers movie hits. So what you didn’t like the Hulk movie or maybe even Iron Man, but they are not going to be the headliner here. They ALL are, so if you don’t like a certain character, you could just eat your popcorn, roll your eyes and wait for your main guy or gal to come on. Didn’t most of us do this with Wolverine in the X-Men movie?
Captain America is the leader of the Avengers, so his movie “should be” very fine tuned. He is the lead character of the Avengers film and his movie “should be” the best of all the solo Avenger movies. Although, Thor will probably be better, but who cares really? We’re going to be getting a true live action Captain America movie! How great is this?? One of the probable reasons that Cap will be a good movie and not a great one is the overseas worry in releasing an “American War Hero” in today’s political climate. It might not seem like a big deal to anyone here in the states, but even Hollywood did say that this will pose for a slight problem and they do recognize that America is not exactly on top of the ‘like list’ these days with many countries. So with that, we as an audience could suffer a bit if Hollywood decides to make too much “nice” in order to attract the overseas market. Thus, Thor will be a better movie; no one in Asgard will have to worry about offending or making amends. Besides Norman is about to get his as* handed to him by Asgard (Siege), so we’ll let him deal with them.
With the excitement of all of the solo Avenger movies coming, there is also excitement in looking at where all of these characters were first seen on the pages of a comic book. The very first time the Avengers appeared as a team was Avengers #1 from 1963. This comic could fetch at least $7000 or higher depending on the condition. It’s a classic issue brought to you by to classic creators, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Surprisingly there aren’t that many key issues in the Avengers run. One of the best standouts in the run comes in with Avengers #4. This issue was the first Silver Age Captain America coming in at a $3000 price tag, grab this one right now. Avengers #57 gives us the first Vision. If Vision is a part of the Avengers movie, (probably not, but wishful thinking) this comic will be gaining some exposure. Vision would really translate nicely to the big screen. One could only hope that he’ll make an appearance. This comic is only in the $80 range. The last of the best Key issues in the original Avengers run has to go to issue #71. The first Invaders appearance at a cost of $65.
As far as the actual Avengers team members, we’re talking a little more cash, but these comics are the cream of the crop. These are comics that will in fact appreciate in value within time with no sign of any downside. While the Avengers have a ton of members that have come and gone, 84 to be exact at last count. Let’s focus on some of the bigger ones that have already been mentioned in this article as well as some others.
Thor, first appeared in Journey into Mystery #83 in 1962. The classic Kirby/Sinnott cover alone is nothing short of beauty here. The going price is about $20,000 and shows no signs of slowing down. If you’re in the market for another key Thor issue that has a tremendous upside and is undervalued at the moment, look for Thor #126. It’s been recommended on InvestComics quite a few times now over the years and since it was first mentioned in 2007; it’s gone up in value about 9% in each of those years. Might not sound like retirement money (Public service announcement! Please don’t think you could retire collecting comic books, nor send your kids to college). Although 9% may not sound like a lot to some people, it’s a nice return over a 15 year span if you hold on to this comic. Thor #126 currently comes in at only $400??!! This comic is basically the very first Thor solo comic, a Thor #1 issue if you will. In issue #125 of Journey into Mystery with Thor, Marvel decided to drop the “Journey” name and simply call it Thor with the next issue. This is one of the most “affordable” recommended buy’s right now in the InvestComics portfolio. You cannot go wrong with buying this issue. The Thor movie is going to explode, get in on the Thor craze now before the hammer becomes a regular toy item for every boy to have in their toy chest. Thor #126 is THE buy here folks. Sticking with Thor and Journey into Mystery, check out Journey into Mystery #85. This issue is the first appearance of Loki and cameo of Odin. This comic is only $1800 at the moment. Look for the popularity to increase after the Thor movie comes out.
The big Green guy, Hulk first appeared in his self titled comic; Incredible Hulk #1. This also came out in 1962. There isn’t really much to say, except that for $45,000 it gets you ownership here. So put that Red Hulk nonsense down and start saving, because at 60k this is a nice deal. You probably could buy this comic right now in the 35k range in the right circumstances.
Iron Man first appeared in Tales of Suspense #39. This first appearance will cost you about $12,000. Robert Downy Jr. will be doing his thing in Iron Man 2, but look for this to climb in value as the Avengers movie gets closer. It’s not going to happen with the Iron Man sequel.
Now we have come to the biggest star of them all, Captain America. Way back, almost 70 years ago, that’s right 70 years ago Steve Rogers first appeared in Captain America Comics #1. Almost right smack in the middle of WWII we received the greatest solider the world has ever seen. Steve Rogers; the American Super Solider will cost about $140,000 to buy. Although very pricey to most, it’s an issue that will forever be as valuable as Action Comics #1. A true American Icon of American Comics will never fail in the value of collecting, whether it’s emotional value or monetary value.
Speaking of value, check out 2 issues later in Captain America #3 for Stan Lee’s first work! How cool is that?? This comic is worth about $27,000. Owning this comic means that you own a piece of history. Without Stan, the superhero climate in the Marvel Universe looks vastly different. Wouldn’t say it doesn’t exist, just saying that Spidey maybe isn’t the Spidey we know, Fantastic Four aren’t who they are, etc.

As said earlier, there have been many Avengers (approx. 84) that have graced the pages of the awesome run. A few other Avengers have had their names mentioned to appear in the Avengers Movie, one of them is set to appear in the Iron Man sequel. This character also is probably going to be the front runner to get his own movie as a result of his popularity. Clint Barton a.k.a. Hawkeye will be a nice addition to the Iron Man film if they fit him in. If not, he will be in the Avengers movie. Too much talk about this guy appearing in one of these films if not both. Lots of times they say a character will appear in a movie, but they somehow end up on the cutting room floor. Cutting Clint out of the Iron Man 2 movie would be a travesty. It would be neat to see a hero in that movie that isn’t behind an iron suit. War Machine will be awesome, so will Iron Man, but throw Hawkeye with them and you have awesomeness. A great buy goes out to Tales of Suspense #57 (1964) for only $600. A $500 bill will probably get a deal done. Pick this up because with an appearance in Iron Man 2 the interest will start right there. The Avengers movie will thrust more interest on the Hawkeye character; don’t sit too long on buying his first appearance. Another Avenger mentioned is Ant-Man. He first appeared in Tales to Astonish #27 (1958). Talks of a solo movie for Ant-Man dried up mainly because the interest wasn’t there for the studio. A few issues later in Tales to Astonish #44 (1959) came Wasp. This female hero will not amount to much in the Avengers Movie even if she does appear. It’s not a home run with this character nor is the investment.

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MORE Iron Man Comics (Hot Picks from 2009)

What KEY Iron Man books should you have in your collection? Well, since Iron Man has been around since 1963 the character has gone through some things to say the least. There have been countless major storylines involving Tony Stark (Illuminati, Avengers Disassembled, Secret Invasion, and the unforgettable Civil War, plus MANY more!). One standout storyline involving Tony Stark happened in his own Iron Man title.

The story arc was called “Demon in a Bottle”. This story really gave the rawness of Tony’s addiction to alcohol. The very first part of this arc started in Iron Man #120 (1979), brought to you by the team of John Romita Jr. and writers David Michelinie and Bob Layton Sr. If you could buy this comic within the $10 range, actually the entire run up to issue #128 for less than $10 a piece you will arguable own one of the greatest story arc’s of the Iron Man series ever. Think of this run as the “Frank Miller Daredevil” run. It’s the defining moment in the series. A very nice nugget hidden away in the Iron Man series is Iron Man #115 (1978). If you are a fan of John Romita Jr. then this comic should already be in your collection. This issue was John’s first full art work of his career. This is as unvalued as they come in the collection world. InvestComics suggests that you find this comic, buy it in Near Mint condition, and store it. This gem is a firm collector’s item!

Iron Man’s very first appearance came in Tales of Suspense #39 (1963) , but it wasn’t until Tales of Suspense #48 (1963) did we first see the Red and Gold armor. In the new release of Iron Man #25 this week, Tony Stark dons the new look armor. Wouldn’t you want the original Red & Gold to go with the latest? TOS #48 is a strong buy. Sticking with the Tales of Suspense series for a sec, Issue #52 is the first appearance of the Black Widow. Yea Scarlett is looking mighty fine in those tight black latex pants in the Iron Man movie. Check out Amazing Spider-Man #86 (1970) where the Widow dons the Black latex for the first time. That issue is penciled by the legend John Romita Sr.

Let’s get back to the Iron Man series, and lets go in chronological order too. The number one issue from 1968 is a VERY affordable $900 to $1200 right now. Unbelievable considering how much play this character will get for the next 10 years. Iron Man #21 (1970) is the first Bronze Age issue. Do you really need to be told to get your butt on this one? Iron Man #47(1972) is written by Roy Thomas and drawn by Barry Windsor  Smith. Iron Man #55 is one of the premiere buys as far as investments go. An anniversary issue pops up in Iron Man #100 (1977). This will cost you about the same amount for that origin issue number 47. Jumping ahead 18 issues later to Iron Man #118 (1979) the world was introduced to Jim Rhodes, a John Byrne issue. It takes Jim Rhodes 52 issues to get the nerve to put on the Iron Man suit in issue #170 (1983). Then the War Machine armor makes its first appearance in Iron Man #281, then War Machine first appears in Iron Man #282.

 

 

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

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Out of all of the comic book movies we hear of coming our way, only one (maybe 2) make us all wait like that 8 year old child on Christmas Eve with the butterflies all tangled up in the gut. Thor will come upon us in 2011, while 2012 brings the Avengers. One could only hope that the end of the world doesn’t come early to spoil the Avengers fun. The anticipation of watching Thor lay down his hammer to the ground, striking it with the power of thunder, watching the ground reverberate and then watching the ground and every living thing around it succumb to nothingness will be astounding. Yes we’ll get the image of the hammer in the air on top of a mountain shot, yes we’ll get the whirl and throw as Thor takes flight, but nothing will beat that fury when he’s had enough and lays the God of law down. It’s going to be movie magic like never seen before. Thor is a badas*, always has been and always will be. Now we all finally get to witness it first hand in a live action epic movie. What could possibly be better than this you ask? Well, the Avengers movie. To have the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America on the same screen at the same time is a comic book fans dream. The biggest question mark remains, will this movie be done ‘right’? It probably will be. If you look at the other ‘team’ movie the X-Men, it wasn’t until the third movie where things really started going wrong with that franchise. The very first X-Men movie was the best one, the introduction of characters, the structure of story and a nice balance of character development. For the reasons the first X-Men movie succeeded will not be the same reason the Avengers movie will supersede it. The X-Men movie did not have the introduction of characters in their own films before the movie came out. People will have a very good general knowledge of the characters like Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, etc. when the Avengers movie hits. So what you didn’t like the Hulk movie or maybe even Iron Man, but they are not going to be the headliner here. They ALL are, so if you don’t like a certain character, you could just eat your popcorn, roll your eyes and wait for your main guy or gal to come on. Didn’t most of us do this with Wolverine in the X-Men movie?
Captain America is the leader of the Avengers, so his movie “should be” very fine tuned. He is the lead character of the Avengers film and his movie “should be” the best of all the solo Avenger movies. Although, Thor will probably be better, but who cares really? We’re going to be getting a true live action Captain America movie! How great is this?? One of the probable reasons that Cap will be a good movie and not a great one is the overseas worry in releasing an “American War Hero” in today’s political climate. It might not seem like a big deal to anyone here in the states, but even Hollywood did say that this will pose for a slight problem and they do recognize that America is not exactly on top of the ‘like list’ these days with many countries. So with that, we as an audience could suffer a bit if Hollywood decides to make too much “nice” in order to attract the overseas market. Thus, Thor will be a better movie; no one in Asgard will have to worry about offending or making amends. Besides Norman is about to get his as* handed to him by Asgard (Siege), so we’ll let him deal with them.

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With the excitement of all of the solo Avenger movies coming, there is also excitement in looking at where all of these characters were first seen on the pages of a comic book. The very first time the Avengers appeared as a team was Avengers #1 from 1963. This comic could fetch at least $9000 or higher depending on the condition. It’s a classic issue brought to you by to classic creators, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Surprisingly there aren’t that many key issues in the Avengers run. One of the best standouts in the run comes in with Avengers #4. This issue was the first Silver Age Captain America coming in at a $5000 price tag, grab this one right now. Avengers #57 gives us the first Vision. If Vision is a part of the Avengers movie, (probably not, but wishful thinking) this comic will be gaining some exposure. Vision would really translate nicely to the big screen. One could only hope that he’ll make an appearance. This comic is only in the $100 range. The last of the best Key issues in the original Avengers run has to go to issue #71. The first Invaders appearance at a cost of $75.
As far as the actual Avengers team members, we’re talking a little more cash, but these comics are the cream of the crop. These are comics that will in fact appreciate in value within time with no sign of any downside. While the Avengers have a ton of members that have come and gone, 84 to be exact at last count. Let’s focus on some of the bigger ones that have already been mentioned in this article as well as some others.
Thor, first appeared in Journey into Mystery #83 in 1962. The classic Kirby/Sinnott cover alone is nothing short of beauty here. The going price is about $15,000 and shows no signs of slowing down. If you’re in the market for another key Thor issue that has a tremendous upside and is undervalued at the moment, look for Thor #126. It’s been recommended on InvestComics quite a few times now over the years and since it was first mentioned in 2007; it’s gone up in value about 9% in each of those years. Might not sound like retirement money (Public service announcement! Please don’t think you could retire collecting comic books, nor send your kids to college). Although 9% may not sound like a lot to some people, it’s a nice return over a 15 year span if you hold on to this comic. Thor #126 currently comes in at only $450!! This comic is basically the very first Thor solo comic, a Thor #1 issue if you will. In issue #125 of Journey into Mystery with Thor, Marvel decided to drop the “Journey” name and simply call it Thor with the next issue. This is the most “affordable” recommended buy right now in the InvestComics portfolio. You cannot go wrong with buying this issue. The Thor movie is going to explode, get in on the Thor craze now before the hammer becomes a regular toy item for every boy to have in their toy chest. Thor #126 is THE buy here folks. Sticking with Thor and Journey into Mystery, check out Journey into Mystery #85. This issue is the first appearance of Loki and cameo of Odin. This comic is only $2500 at the moment. Look for the popularity to increase after the Thor movie comes out.
The big Green guy, Hulk first appeared in his self titled comic; Incredible Hulk #1. This also came out in 1962. There isn’t really much to say, except that for $70,000 it gets you ownership here. So put that Red Hulk nonsense down and start saving, because at 70k this is a nice deal. You probably could buy this comic right now in the 45k range in the right circumstances.

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Iron Man first appeared in Tales of Suspense #39. This first appearance will cost you about $20,000. Robert Downy Jr. will be doing his thing in Iron Man 2, but look for this to climb in value as the Avengers movie gets closer. It’s not going to happen with the Iron Man sequel.
Now we have come to the biggest star of them all, Captain America. Way back, almost 70 years ago, that’s right 70 years ago Steve Rogers first appeared in Captain America Comics #1. Almost right smack in the middle of WWII we received the greatest solider the world has ever seen. Steve Rogers; the American Super Solider will cost about $140,000 to buy. Although very pricey to most, it’s an issue that will forever be as valuable as Action Comics #1. A true American Icon of American Comics will never fail in the value of collecting, whether it’s emotional value or monetary value.
Speaking of value, check out 2 issues later in Captain America #3 for Stan Lee’s first work. How cool is that?? This comic is worth about $35,000. Owning this comic means that you own a piece of history. Without Stan, the superhero climate in the Marvel Universe looks vastly different. Wouldn’t say it doesn’t exist, just saying that Spidey maybe isn’t the Spidey we know, Fantastic Four aren’t who they are, etc.

As said earlier, there have been many Avengers (approx. 84) that have graced the pages of the awesome run. A few other Avengers have had their names mentioned to appear in the Avengers Movie, one of them is set to appear in the Iron Man sequel. This character also is probably going to be the front runner to get his own movie as a result of his popularity. Clint Barton a.k.a. Hawkeye will be a nice addition to the Iron Man film if they fit him in. If not, he will be in the Avengers movie. Too much talk about this guy appearing in one of these films if not both. Lots of times they say a character will appear in a movie, but they somehow end up on the cutting room floor. Cutting Clint out of the Iron Man 2 movie would be a travesty. It would be neat to see a hero in that movie that isn’t behind an iron suit. War Machine will be awesome, so will Iron Man, but throw Hawkeye with them and you have awesomeness. A great buy goes out to Tales of Suspense #57 (1964) for only $800. A $500 bill will probably get a deal done. Pick this up because with an appearance in Iron Man 2 the interest will start right there. The Avengers movie will thrust more interest on the Hawkeye character; don’t sit too long on buying his first appearance. Another Avenger mentioned is Ant-Man. He first appeared in Tales to Astonish #27 (1958). Talks of a solo movie for Ant-Man dried up mainly because the interest wasn’t there for the studio. This issue will run you about $8000. A few issues later in Tales to Astonish #44 (1959) came Wasp. This female hero will not amount to much in the Avengers Movie even if she does appear. It’s not a home run with this character nor is the investment. $475 is the going tag on Wasp. Pick it up for $400 at the right place, right time and plan on a very long hold pattern as far as Investment value goes on this one.

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So there you have it. Your official  Avengers Movie “Heroes” checklist.

Avengers Assemble! See you next week.

Invest Wisely. Read Avengers comics.

Jay Katz

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 2-16-11

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This week on InvestComics TV, we featured the Iconic Adult film Star and voice of Brenna from Darkbrain Comics Tabitha Stevens. Tabitha was one of the most humble and gracious guest we have had on. If you ever have the pleasure of meeting Tabitha, you’ll be glad you did, great gal. Thanks Tabitha. Speaking of humble and gracious; Jamal Igle will be back for Part 2 of his two part interview this week. Next week on InvestComics TV we have the owner of Bluewater Comics Darren Davis in his own 2 part series! More guest coming up, stay tuned! 

Comic Hot Picks 2-16-11

A quick look at Hot picks this week……

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Marvel has 3 number one issues this week that are definitely worth a look. Hawkeye: Blind Spot #1. Hawkeye first appeared in Tales of Suspense #57 from 1964. This book will run in the $600 range. Considering that Hawkeye is a neat character, and he will be in the Avengers movie as a total bad as* it’s safe to bet that this comic is a good buy. Marvel Girl #1 will be hitting the shelves this week. Why exactly do we need a Marvel Girl #1 issue? Anyway, check out Uncanny X-Men #1 (1963) for MG’s first, a pricey $28,000 but worth every penny. A collector can never go wrong buying back issues of any X-Men comic. Especially with the number one issue, and the recent release of the new movie trailer X-Men First Class. From the looks of the trailer, the X-Men franchise is on for another big payday. The final Hot Pick of number one issues goes to Silver Surfer #1. Find the shiny guys first appearance in Fantastic Four #48 (1966). This comic is way undervalued right now in the $1600 range. Why you ask? Well for starters, it’s Silver Surfer’s first appearance! Granted, maybe not everyone likes the character, but if Jack Kirby is drawing it? Well it’s a gimme that this comic should be in your collection. Here is a “not so secret” as to why you should really buy this comic. Marvel Studios has yet to tap into the VAST Universe they call Cosmic. Imagine what Iron Man #55 will do once Thanos appears in the Avengers movie, then branches out to the epic Cosmos in a Marvel Studios Cosmic Universe epic film? Just like their “regular” universe has so many tales to tell when it comes to screen time, the Cosmic Universe is still waiting in the wings for some epic space adventures! Rom anyone? One more number one issue to check out this week, Venom Deadpool #1 one shot. It’ll be a quick sell out. This will be a fun book to sit back and read!

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DC: Justice League of America #54 begins the Rise of Eclipso story. Check out E’s first appearance in House of Secrets #61 (1963) for only $240. Nice book at a decent value for a second rate character. Green Lantern #62  brings more of a lead up to “War of the Green Lanterns”.  Will the Green Lantern events ever cease? Also check out Young Justice #1 this week.

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Independents: The big indie to check out this week is Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #1. Garth brought some great vigilante stories with the Punisher for Marvel. Meet the female version. This comic will be a no holds barred vigilante blood bath with a female doing the punishing this time. Cool! The delayed Sonic Universe #25 his stores THIS week. Maybe it took the extra week to get that 1990’s silver foil right. Also another delayed book hits THIS week called Captain Wonder 3D (no number on this issue). Once again, maybe a 1990’s delay in getting those green/red glasses right.

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Don’t forget to check out InvestComics TV this week with Tabitha Stevens, Jamal Igle (Part 2) and next week with Part 1 of 2 with owner of Bluewater Productions Darren Davis!

Invest Wisely 

Jay Katz