Number One Comics – May 2018

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the Trending Comics articles during the month of May. Comics are listed below with the respective creators on the book. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.

Pestilence Story Of Satan #1 – Frank Tieri and Oleg Okunev.
The Last Siege #1 – Laudry Q. Walker and Justin Greenwood.
Hunt For Wolverine: The Claws Of A Killer #1 – Mariko Tamaki and Butch Guice.
The Gates Of Valhalla #1 – Jason Aaron, Ramon Perez and Jen Bartel.
Infinity Countdown: Daredevil #1 – Gerry Duggan and Chris Sprouse.

Last Siege

Pestilence Satan

Claws Of Killer

Gates Of Vahalla

Countdown Daredevil

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Quicksilver: No Surrender #1 – Saladin Ahmed and Eric Nguyen.
X-Men Wedding Special #1 – Chris Claremont.
New Challengers #1 – Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie and Klaus Janson.
A Walk Through Hell #1 – Goran Sudzuka and Garth Ennis.
Jazz Legend #1 – JC Lacek and Vasco Duarte.

Quicksilver

X-Men Wedding

New Challengers

Walk Through Hell

Jazz Legend

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Flavor #1 – Joe Keatinge, Wook Jin Clark, Tamara Bonvillain and Rich Tommaso.
Ether Copper Golems #1 – Matt Kindt and David Rubin.
Ruin Of Thieves: A Brigand’s Story #1 – Sumit Kumar and Ram V.
The Rot #1 – David Hayes and Sean Seal.
Rochelle #1  – John Crowther and Dell Barras.

Flavor

Ether

Ruin Of Thieves

The Rot

Rochelle

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Medieval Spawn Witchblade #1 – Brian Haberlin.
Hunt For Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #1 – Tom Taylor and R.B. Silva.
Venom #1 – Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman.
Action Comics Special #1 – Dan Jurgens and Will Conrad.
Harley Quinn Loves Joker #1 – Paul Dini and Bert Blevins.

Medieval Spawn

Wolverine Agenda

Action Comics

Harley Loves Joker

Venom

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Avengers #1 – Jason Aaron and Ed McGuiness.
Hunt For Wolverine Lost #1 – Charles Soule and Matteo Buffagni.
You Are Deadpool #1 – Al Ewing and Salva Espin.
Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 – Gail Simone and Walter Geovani.

Avengers

Weapon Lost

You Are Deadpool

Red Sonja/Tarzan

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Cyber Spectre #1 – Richard Emms and Ale Garza.
Alien Toilet Monsters #1 – Carol Zara and Eric Burnett.
Death Or Glory #1 – Rick Remender and artist Bengal.
Coda #1 -Simon Spurrier and Matias Bergara.
Daygloayhole #1 – Ben Passmore.

Cyber Spectre

Alien Toilet Monsters

Death and Glory

Coda

Daygloayhole

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What was your favorite number one comic(s) in the month of May?
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Top 5 Trending Comics #164

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day . This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) Trending Comics and More article. This week’s Top 5 based on Trending Comics and More #527.

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The Gates Of Valhalla #1 – New Thor series written by Jason Aaron and art by Ramon Perez and Jen Bartel.
X-Men Wedding Special #1 – Features a story from Chris Claremont. Nuff said.
A Walk Through Hell #1 – Writer Garth Ennis will bring a new tale about two FBI agents encountering terror like they have never witnessed in their lives. Art by Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man and Hellblazer). This new Aftershock comic has sell out potential.
The Rot #1 – Speaking of ‘sell out’. This Source Point Press comic is sold out. Creators David Hayes and Sean Seal.
Jazz Legend #1 – New Scout Comic from writer JC Lacek and Artist Vasco Duarte.

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Captain America #389 (1991)
Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider-Man #18
Cable #157
X-Man #1(1995)
Hunt For Wolverine: The Claws Of A Killer #1
Weapon H #3
Infinity Countdown: Daredevil #1
Quicksilver: No Surrender #1
New Challengers #1
Flavor #1
Ether Copper Golems #1
Ruin Of Thieves: A Brigand’s Story #1
The Gingerdead Man Meets Evil Bong #1
The Gingerdead Man Meets Evil Bong #2
The Mighty Moe Szyslak #1
Dragon Ball Super World Collectible Figure Saiyans Bravery Vol 1 Figure Inner Case (Sold out)
One Piece World Collectible Figure History Relay 20th Anniversary Vol 3 Figure Inner Case (Sold out)
Deadpool Playtime Mystery Minis Blind Mystery Box
Ant-Man And The Wasp Ant-Man Action Figure (Sold out)
POP Movies 536 IT Series 2 Georgie Denbrough With Boat Chase Vinyl Figure (Sold out)
POP Television 624 Gossip Girl Jenny Humphrey Vinyl Figure
Topps 2018 WWE Trading Cards Box (Sold out)
Marvel Classic Spider-Man Laser Cut Figural Keyring Blind Mystery Box 24-Piece Display

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VIDEOS – New Comics & More #527

Weekly video look at some of the new release comics and items from the weekly Trending Comics & More article and the Best Comic Covers article.

New comics & items arriving 5/16/18.

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Best Covers – New Comics 5-16-18

New comic book release day 5/16/18. 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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Shane Davis

Clayton Crain

Chris Sprouse

Lucas Troya

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John Romita Jr

Vasco Duarte

Khary Randolph

Dan Panosian

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Amanda Conner

Rafael Grampa

Greg Smallwood

Frank Cho

Ron Garney

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Pepe Larraz

Garry Brown

Gerardo Zaffino

Greg Land

Ron Lim

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Trending Comics & More #527

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Scarlet Spider #18

Captain America #389

Cable #157

X-Man #1

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With only six appearances since 1991 and last seen in 1993, Mysteria will make an appearance this Wednesday in Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider-Man #18. Mysteria first appeared in Captain America #389 (1991).
Speaking of characters that have been in hiding for a bit, X-Man makes his return in Cable #157. He last appeared in 2014. He first appeared in X-Man #1 (1995).
Sabretooth, Daken and Lady Deathstrike team-up in Hunt For Wolverine: The Claws Of A Killer #1. Mariko Tamaki and Butch Guice.
What’s with the Weapon H #3 Leinil Frances Yu cover? Weapon H with tentacles? Don’t recall seeing those on the original character. Maybe he did have them?? Does he have them now?

Claws Killer #1

Infinity Daredevil #1

Quicksilver #1

Weapon H #3

X-Men Wedding #1

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New Thor series from writer Jason Aaron; The Gates Of Valhalla #1. Art by Ramon Perez and Jen Bartel.
Infinity Countdown: Daredevil #1, Gerry Duggan and Chris Sprouse.
Quicksilver: No Surrender #1, Saladin Ahmed and Eric Nguyen.
X-Men Wedding Special #1 features a story from Chris Claremont. Need any other reason to check this comic out?
Writer’s Scott Snyder and Aaron Gillespie bring a new DC Comics series this Wednesday; New Challengers #1. Art by Klaus Janson. Psst, Scott…….let’s finish up Doomsday Clock first. #JustSaying.

Walk Through Hell #1

Jazz Legend #1

New Challengers #1

Mighty Thor Valhalla #1

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Trending Pop Culture 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.
Writer Garth Ennis will bring a new tale about two FBI agents encountering terror like they have never witnessed in their lives in A Walk Through Hell #1 (Aftershock Comics). Art by Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man and Hellblazer).
A new book from Scout Comics; Jazz Legend #1. Writer JC Lacek and Artist Vasco Duarte.
New series premier from Image Comics; Flavor #1. Written by Joe Keatinge and art by Wook Jin Clark, Tamara Bonvillain and Rich Tommaso.
Matt Kindt writes a new sci-fi series for Dark Horse; Ether Copper Golems #1. Art by David Rubin.
Two Action Lab Entertainment comics to check out this week. Ruin Of Thieves: A Brigand’s Story #1; Sumit Kumar and Ram V. The Gingerdead Man Meets Evil Bong #1 trended very well and sold out. Look for the second issue; The Gingerdead Man Meets Evil Bong #2 this Wednesday.
The Rot #1 is sold out (Source Point Press); David Hayes and Sean Seal.
The Mighty Moe Szyslak #1 (Bongo Comics), various creators.

Ether #1

Flavor #1

Ruin of Thieves #1

Gingerdead & Bong #2

The Rot #1

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Trending items arriving this Wednesday below. Most are sold out. Click on the RED links or the image to buy/bid on these hot items via eBay from ALL available sellers.
Dragon Ball Super World Collectible Figure Saiyans Bravery Vol 1 Figure Inner Case (sold out)
One Piece World Collectible Figure History Relay 20th Anniversary Vol 3 Figure Inner Case (Sold out)
Deadpool Playtime Mystery Minis Blind Mystery Box
Ant-Man And The Wasp Ant-Man Action Figure (Sold out)

POP Georgie Denbrough

POP Jenny Humphrey

Dragon Ball

WWE Cards

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POP Movies 536 IT Series 2 Georgie Denbrough With Boat Chase Vinyl Figure (Sold out)
POP Television 624 Gossip Girl Jenny Humphrey Vinyl Figure
Topps 2018 WWE Trading Cards Box (Sold out)
Marvel Classic Spider-Man Laser Cut Figural Keyring Blind Mystery Box 24-Piece Display

Ant-Man & Wasp

Deadpool

Spider-Man

One Piece World

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Hot Picks Top 5 #71

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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 #433 and new comics coming this Wednesday 7/20/16.

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Once Our Land #1 – Another good story from Scout Comics and another short print run is causing some waves in the aftermarket. This sold out comic will be sought after like the other very very successful Scout Comic; Henchgirl. Henchgirl has blown up on Ebay and InvestComics had your back since issue one with that series.

Norman #2 – We asked that you check out Norman #1 as it was sold out before it hit the new comics shelf. Interesting sadistic story. The same applies here with issue number two. Titans Comics has a hit on their hands because Norman #2 is also sold out. Short print run here will put it in demand.

Betty & Veronica #1 – Adam Hughes begins his writing and art on this new Archie series. 20+ variants are available for your picking. The regular Hughes cover rocks in our opinion and is the best of the overzealous variant print run. Regardless of variants, this series will will something for both the reader and speculator. Archie Comics hits a home run here.

Snotgirl #1 – This awesome title alone will turn heads on Wednesday. Look for this title to be a possible sleeper. New artist Leslie Hung looks like a winner and writer Bryan Lee O’Malley will give us a story that entails a beautiful woman, a social media star, with an allergy problem. A booger problem. So gross, yet so inviting.

Brickleberry #1 – The Dynamite Entertainment B&W variant offering of this comic is sold out. A good read in store for us.  

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Snotgirl #1

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Once Our Land #1

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Norman #2

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #433. Click the link for more details!

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IC 100 Club Pick:  Wolverine Origins #1 (CGC 9.8) Signed by Joe Quesada.

Slapstick 1

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Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey Rebirth #1

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Deadpool And The Mercs For Money Vol 2 #1

Solo, Slapstick, and Foolkiller – First appearances.

Star Wars #21

Spider-Man #6

Squadron Supreme #9

Batman #3

New Suicide Squad #22

Justice League #1

Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey Rebirth #1

Hellblazer Rebirth #1

Faith Vol 2 #1

Faith #1

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Hentchgirl #9

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Henchgirl #9

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Oblivion #1

Chronos Files Time Trail #1

Hunt #1

Grant Morrisons Avatarex Destroyer Of Darkness #1

Groo Fray Of The Gods #1

Black Hammer #1

Sombra #1

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InvestComics Hot Picks #433

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 7/20/16

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Wolverine Origins #1

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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).

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IC 100 Club Pick: Wolverine Origins #1 (CGC 9.8) Signed by Joe Quesada. Granted this comic doesn’t really hold any big significance in the collectors market, but it is an upper grade Wolverine comic signed by Joe Quesada for only $84.96! That’s a great buy. Get it before it’s gone. 

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InvestComics gave a heads up to readers and speculators back in January regarding recent news from Marvel within the past few days. How do we know or do this so often? We’re good at this. We gave our fans a heads up in January’s InvestComics Hot Picks #409 (and MANY times thereafter) about Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #1. Not so much about how awesome this series would be, but about the supporting cast. We said (again, in MANY articles following HP #409) that Deadpool was setting up his crew members for possible books themselves. Well, it’s happening. Solo, Slapstick, and Foolkiller will be getting their own titles. Not many of their first appearances available on Ebay since we tipped everyone off, but try anyway, click those links or comic covers. Anyway, back to this coming Wednesday. Deadpool And The Mercs For Money Vol 2 #1 will hit. We say pick this comic and series up because it’s going to be a blast like the first volume.
New Stormtroopers and a new artist; Jorge Molina. Star Wars #21. We’re right there.
Spider-Man #6, Miles Morales chooses a side in Civil War II.
If you’re a Namor fan and are still reeling from his untimely death, worry no more. Squadron Supreme #9 will be your prelude to ‘Finding Namor’. Not Nemo silly….Namor. 

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The new Batman title is sort of picking up where the last series left off. Not in the sense of storyline, but in regards to the demand and attention it’s getting. Writer Tom King and artist’s David Finch/Matt Batt Banning are maintaining a level of interest for the readers as well as some speculators. We will keep informing speculators that we think it’s just a question of time before Gotham and Gotham Girl get their own solo or team-up title. These are early appearances by the hot new duo in Gotham. Batman #3 out this Wednesday, get them while you can.
Harley Quinn is the focal point in the last issue of New Suicide Squad. Check out New Suicide Squad #22 and see how it all ends…..for now.
DC’s Justice League #1 comes with creative firepower. Bryan Hitch writes and Tony Daniel draws the pictures.

Batman #3

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Spider-Man #6

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Squadron Supreme #9

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Star Wars #21

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DC’s Rebirth continues to kick butt and take names. Here’s what to look for this week;
Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey Rebirth #1. Writers Shawna Benson/Julie Benson and art by Claire Roe. Hellblazer Rebirth #1; Writer Simon Oliver and pencils by Moritat.

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Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey Rebirth #1

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Justice League #1

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New Suicide Squad #22

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Hellblazer #1

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Does it get any better, seriously, than Betty & Veronica #1 this Wednesday? Adam Hughes writes and pencils this awesomeness from Archie Comics. A ridiculous amount of variants to choose from, 20+ at last count, but our fav is the regular Adam Hughes cover!
Dynamite Entertainment’s Brickleberry #1 looks interesting. Definite check out on the shelf material. Remember, no reading comics by the new comics! Glance through….they’re watching you.
The new Image Comics title will have all the new comic buyers turning their heads and saying, ‘huh?’ out loud. Check out Snotgirl #1. Yes that’s right, Snotgirl. Not a typo. Not Shotgirl, Snot. As in booger. A gorgeous female lead character with an allergy problem. Yes for real. This is a definite pick-up on Wednesday.
Valiant Entertainment did extremely well with their first Faith mini-series. Now witness Faith’s first ongoing series ever with Faith Vol 2 #1. This series will fair well with fans, they’ve taken a tremendous liking to the Faith character. Look for the introduction of a new villain in this issue as well. Plenty of great variants to choose from.

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Betty & Veronica #1

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Faith #1

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Hentchgirl #9

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Snotgirl #1

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We have informed you about Henchgirl (Scout Comics) since the number one issue. We remind you every month how we called this one. Now it looks like Henchgirl will be headed to Dark Horse. Henchgirl #9 comes out this Wednesday and it’s sold out already. With Henchgirl coming from Scout Comics this week comes another sold out comic; Once Our Land #1. Good luck getting this book at cover price.

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Then there is this little boy named Norman we warned you about (Norman #1) last month. A sadistic-psychopath little boy that kills people. Titan Comics releases Norman #2 and this is sold out already.
Action Lab/Danger Zone continue to put out quality/fun comics every week. Their new release Oblivion #1 is no exception. Tim Seeley writing with artist Romina Moranelli. Looks like that George Takei variant image cover will be in demand too.

Norman #2

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Oblivion #1

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Once Our Land #1

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Brickleberry #1

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Rsya Walker, best selling author releases Chronos Files Time Trail #1 from Jet City Comics.

Here are more new comics to check out this Wednesday. Hunt #1 (Image Comics). Grant Morrisons Avatarex Destroyer Of Darkness #1 (Graphic India). Groo Fray Of The Gods #1 (Dark Horse). Black Hammer #1 (Dark Horse). Sombra #1 (Boom Studios).

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Sombra #1

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Avatarex Destroyer Of Darkness #1

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Chronos Files Time Trail #1

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Groo Fray Of The Gods #1

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Hunt #1

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Wormwood Gentlemen Corpse 1  ( Hundred Penny Press Edition )

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This series has been on fire recently. Issues of the LO-FI magazines reprint material are scarce and sell for a premium. If you are looking forward to the animated series and collect the comics do not forget to track down this rare printing of issue 1.

Dreadstar 1 Marvel/Epic

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Despite not featuring the first appearance of major characters from the series the first Marvel/Epic comic issue is starting to move.
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Clone has been picked up by Syfy and is easily one of the better Image titles out today. It should translate well to the small screen. Issue 1 has a variant but if you want the series first appearance this WD issue is the one to buy.
Note: There is a very limited DF remark variant for this issue.

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Ghosted 9

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Nailbiter is already a hot item on Ebay.  Issue 1 is selling for 10-15.  It’s damn hard to predict the next big thing as most modern titles fall off after a while and lose readership. Will Nailbiter defy the odds?  If it does pick up Ghosted 9 as it previews the new Image series.
Superman Confidential 1

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The man who first exposed Superman to Kryptonite  makes his debut in this excellent DC series. The Utopia Casino, which Tony owns was an Easter egg in the Man of Steel film. Only time will tell if Mr. Gallo gets cast as a villain in Zack Syder’s highly anticipated follow-up. This one is cheap and relatively easy to find. Buy and hold.
Chew 8 ( first Poyo )

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This comic should be back on collector radars. With Chew confirmed for an animated treatment, fan fav Poyo looks to play a prominent role.
Swamp Thing 67

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A new trailer for the Constatine TV series has debuted and people are excited. Issues of Swamp Thing 37 and Hellblazer 1 are starting to sell well. Look for this issue  to jump when collector realize that it previews Hellblazer 1 although I am not sure if Papa Midnite is in the preview.  If so this issue would then become his true first appearance.

Tales of the New Teen Titans 1

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Scott Snyder has announced Cyborg will be in Superman/Batman and that means DC Comics Presents 26 will no longer be easy to find.  In all fairness it has been a collectible comic for some time.  But this issue can still be found in back issue bins all across America.  Buy it now and hold on tight because it gives readers the origin of Cyborg!

UPDATE: 

Nova8 ( 2008 )  First appearance of Knowhere

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Some time ago I mentioned this little gem that not only features one hell of a cover but is also the first appearance of fan favorite Cosmo.  Well now it might be important for another reason.  Recent GOTG images allude to the possibility of the Celestial head Knowhere as a setting for Starlord and company.

 

-Topher

@Larfleeze

 

 

Sandman – Checklist

This week rumors of a Sandman movie have stabilized thanks to Twitter.  Clues to the production include #prelude and talk of Gaiman being involved.  It’s also rumored that WB wants someone other than Goyer to write the script ( thank god!)

There is a rabid fan base for this acclaimed Vertigo series and the market is already buzzing.  Even before the recent news, speculators took to the internet buying up key issues.  You can thank AMC Preacher rumors for that.  It seems collectors are getting more savvy so you can expect issue 1 ( Morpheus’s first appearance ) to command high prices for the foreseeable future.   Here are a few I would stockpile:

Comics Interview Sandman Special 1993

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Good luck finding this one!

Sandman 8 ( Karen Berger Editorial Error )

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Errors like this make collectors go nuts.  This one is very rare with an estimated print run of around 600.

Sandman 19 ( printing error )

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Another printing error puts this one on the list.  Pages 18 & 19 were printed out of order.

Sandman 25 ( First Deadboy Detectives )

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These detectives are coming back to DC this year and this is their first appearance.  There is also a  limited series written by Ed Brubaker with art by Bryan Talbot and Dave Mckean covers that is worth a look.

Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special 1,2,3

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Sandman 22 ( first Daniel Hall )

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2000 A.D. 488 ( first published comic work by Neil Gaiman )

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When it’s all said and done Mr Gaiman will be remembered as on of the greatest writers in comic history.  His comics have influenced many, helped to cement the quality of  a brand and crossed over into other mediums.  When the Sandman film gets made collectors will once again deplete the original series from every back issue box they can wrap their greedy, wet tentacles around.  But in case you are wondering where the man got his start look no further.  Funny thing-so many of those who set the standard have either received their break from 2000 A.D. or been published in it.  It’s a series worth collecting for many other reasons.  If you have yet to enjoy writing by Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis and also enjoy collecting rare issues, variants, posters, Nemesis the Warlock and badges I suggest this famous UK series.

Ambush Bug Nothing Special

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Swamp Thing 84, 118

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I have mentioned this undervalued gem in recent months.  Once people realize it’s the third appearance of Dream expect prices to rise.

Hellblazer 19

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Sometimes it is worth repeating information like this.  Like Swamp thing 84 this issue features a rare early appearance of Dream outside of the regular Sandman series.

Who’s Who in the DCU 5 ( loose leaf )

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Merv Pumpkinhead: Agent of Dream One Shot

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This one is a favorite of mine.  It’s an excellent read, difficult to find and it’s treatment of cats makes it worth the full purchase price.

-Topher

Tony Bedard

*knock-knock* Special Delivery
Interview with DC’s Tony Bedard
by David Paul

From the depths of space an ominous shape approaches the Earth, seemingly on a collision course. We’re defenseless. But do not fear, citizens. For that ominous shape is now revealed to be emerald in color, and sparkling with justice it is none other than the Green Lantern who approaches. The Emerald One is on an important mission, we soon learn. As he lands before us we see he has been escorting an important figure.

All of you cowering knuckleheads behind me decide that since I am the closest non-super human I should be the unfortunate cur to approach. And I do, and I’m like not even scared. So there.

As I get closer I see that GL has brought for us DC’s own Tony Bedard. Actually, I don’t recognize him at all because I’m staring at the pretty green lights left behind in GL’s blast-stream from the super hero’s departure. Probably off to save us all from another unseen invasion.

“Go, Green Lantern! We love you!”

I turn to Tony Bedard, who’s standing there wondering what he’s doing in this narrative.

David
Oh, it’s you. Welcome back to Earth. I guess.

Tony
Thanks. I’m just here to do a few Facebook updates, then I’m off again to Sector Zero.

David
I’ve got some serious questions for you, Mr. Traveling-Around-With-The-
Green-Lantern…! But first a few back ground questions. And probably a few silly ones too.

*Suddenly, Barbara Walters and Oprah Winfrey yell out, “Make him cry, David. Make him cry!” To which I reply, “Shut up, girls! This is my interview! Gosh!”

Now then… Tony, you started many years ago with Valiant, but let’s go back a few years prior. What led you into writing for comics and how did you end up at Valiant?

Tony
I got into reading comics in high school and continued building my collection in college. I was trying to write and draw my own stuff when my girlfriend got invited to study dance in New York City, so we moved up together. I took night classes at the School for Visual Arts which led to an internship at Valiant. And once I’d hung around there long enough working for free, they decided to hire me. The suckers.

David
Seems you made the leap to being an editor at DC pretty early on in your career. How did that happen?

Tony
I became friends with Garth Ennis while I was at Valiant and after the Valiant implosion and my resultant layoff, Garth introduced me to his DC editor Dan Raspler, who hired me as his Associate Editor. It was a great learning experience, reading scripts as they came in from the likes of Garth, Grant Morrison, Brian Azzarello, Mark Waid and Warren Ellis. The three years I spent editing at DC and Vertigo were the best preparation for a writing career.

David
So juggling the two positions of writer and editor, how do you separate the two if you’re writing original material?

Tony
I think a good Writer leads the creative team, and so the editorial skills are very useful for a writer. For me, that was especially true at CrossGen, where I was working under the same roof with my whole creative team. Being able to manage our collaboration face to face, talk through creative differences, and keep everyone engaged made all the difference to books like NEGATION, ROUTE 666 and KISS KISS BANG BANG.

David
As a young editor what was it like to have to tell long time professional artists, “Hey, this arm is in the wrong place.”? Talk to us about those early challenges.

Tony
Yeah, I actually grew a beard back then so I wouldn’t seem too young to the veterans I edited. And I wasn’t shy about offering “notes.” But the funny thing about editing is that the better you are, the less you intervene. I think you really want to create an environment where your creators can indulge unexpected inspirations and experiment a bit. You don’t need to tweak every little thing. Do that, and for every creative decision you disagree with, your creators will give you two or three delightful surprises,

David
You had some pretty good success with Hellblazer in a time when that sort of title wasn’t something you would see. Not from the mainstream anyway. Obviously you could do some things at Vertigo that you couldn’t at DC.

Tony
Yeah, Azzarello was amazing on HELLBLAZER, as was Warren Ellis on TRANSMETROPOLITAN, which I also edited briefly. But I was never sure exactly how far we could go. The line gets kinda fuzzy at Vertigo. Then again, that line keeps shifting, no matter what publisher you work for.

David
Times were very different then for the industry. Did you feel any pressure that you had to stand on your own?

 

Tony
At Vertigo, it was important to develop new properties like Y THE LAST MAN or 100 BULLETS. I don’t think I ever came through with one, but I was only at Vertigo for a year.

David
So one day a business man approaches you and somehow convinces you to sign on exclusively with CrossGen. Talk us through that.

Tony
Actually, it was Mark Waid who convinced CrossGen’s Mark Alessi to hire me as a staff writer. I’m still not sure how Waid knew I could write, but I was determined to make the most of the opportunity. It was stressful, leaving New York City, selling our place in Brooklyn, and coming to Tampa where we knew not a soul outside the CrossGen staff. But I had a 2 year-old son and raising him in Florida seemed like a good move. New York is wonderful, but it can wear you out! And I figured we had about 2 years before CrossGen ran its course. Enough time to get some work out there and get my writing career in gear.

David
I have to admit that for my part I was caught up in all the excitement of CrossGen as well. My favorite title was Sojourn. You were a big part of helping make that company successful. It’s no secret that things at CrossGen were ran differently than elsewhere and there have been some nasty rumors that some artists and writers didn’t care for the way they were treated.

Tony
CrossGen remains my most creatively satisfying experience. It was a great place to work, with great people all learning from each other. Look at the people who got their start there like Steve McNiven, and the people who revitalized their careers there, like Steve Epting and Greg Land. It was a creative hot-house, where everybody checked out each other’s work and then raised their own creative bar. I miss being able to talk through plots with my penciler, inker and colorist, incorporating their suggestions so that everyone felt a sense of ownership in the resulting books.

David
One day I’m reading some great CrossGen titles and the next I’m walking into the comics shop and being told the company is kaput. As a fan I know what that’s like, but I have no idea what that must have been like for you. You had taken a risk in signing on exclusively and then suddenly you’re out of a job.

*Someone in the audience yells, “They took your job!” “Tuk yer der!”

Tony
I had already lived through the collapse of Valiant six years before, and I recognized that CrossGen was going the same way about a year before the company crashed and burned. Once I realized that Alessi wasn’t going to change course, I reached out to my contacts at Marvel and DC, trying to help line up work for all those talented people at CrossGen who would soon be out of a job. Clearly, Marvel seized upon the opportunity, and now McNiven and Jimmy Cheung and others are Marvel mainstays. The sad truth is that companies come and go in this business, and over the course of your career you’ll keep shifting from one publisher to another. I’ve found a great home at DC, and I’ll stay as long as they’ll have me, but a freelance creator always knows that no job is permanent.

David
Well, now that I’ve depressed everyone with all that sad news let’s move on to better days. CrossGen was over but then suddenly Mighty Marvel showed up to save the day.

Tony
Yeah, while Marvel was snapping up CrossGen artists, they offered me a chance to write EXILES. I’ve gotta confess, I was intimidated because the series had launched so strongly with Judd Winick and Mike McKone, but it turned out to be a dream assignment. Basically, I got to revisit all my favorite Marvel stories and give them a new twist. Plus, I got to reunite with my NEGATION penciler Paul Pelletier. Also got a chance to handle Spidey in SPIDER-MAN: BREAKOUT, which was great fun.

David
So let’s talk about the industry today.

*The lights dim. The Creeper from Creep Show appears but someone pulls him off.

Okay, so in the capacity of editor, what leads you to the decision to exclude inks? That’s become something of a big thing these days. Mainstream titles whose art excludes ink and goes straight from finished pencils to coloring.

Tony
That depends. Sometimes it’s seen as a money-saving measure, especially when you’re talking about an independent comic. Sometimes it has to do with the type of work an artist does. Certain rendering and half-tones in pencil art don’t translate to inks, and so we just reproduce the pencils. Back in the day, you needed ink just to make the artwok reproduce at all on the printed page. But advances in scanning and printing give us a few more options these days.

David
And what about lettering? Letterists are all doing the same thing over and over, using the same fonts and styles, etc.. Can’t be that they are just doing what they’re being told to do. In the mainstream it honestly looks as if one or two guys are lettering all the title series.

Tony
True, but lettering is generally an invisible part of the process. The more your attention is drawn to it, the more you’re stepping out of the story. I’ve computer-lettered a bunch of books myself — it actually helped me as a writer, sharpening my balloon placement skills and giving me a good feel for how much space a given word balloon will occupy.

David
Onto DC’s New 52. Did the news just hit you about 52 or were you part of its inception and planning?

Tony
I knew about the possibility of a by relaunch for a long time before it happened, but it still needed to be approved and hammered into shape. There was some debate about how much of a reboot it would be, so it was an interesting process to say the least. In some ways, it’s still ongoing, as we fine-tune our new books and try to figure out what’s working and what needs improvement.

David
Before the New 52 project was drafted what were some of the ideas that were rejected?

Tony
I’m actually not sure how it went for other books — all I can really vouch for is GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS and BLUE BEETLE. On New Guardians, I tended to focus very much on Kyle and Ganthet, where my editor Pat McCallum was always pushing for me to flesh out the other members of Kyle’s team. I think the result was better than each of us anticipated, as NEW GUARDIANS has been filled with big moments and we have lots of new things to reveal about the various Corps in the upcoming issues. In fact, that “New” in “New Guardians” is something we always strive to play up in the series. As for BLUE BEETLE, the focus was to make Jaime’s relationship with his armor more adversarial. It’s a war of wills between Jaime and his alien armor, and the harder it is for him, the more drama and conflict we can get from his book.

David
As it stands now is the New 52 a permanent fixture?

Tony
Yeah, I think this is here to stay. It’s been a pretty big success, and I think the DCU is more interesting now than it’s been in over 20 years.

David
Ten years into the future what are things going to be like at DC?

Tony
That’s the magic question, but it’s also tied up in “what will comics be like in 10 years?” Will we be reading mostly digital comics? What’s going to happen to publishing in general? I know the DC heroes will be around in one form or another, but I don’t really know what the comics will be like. It’s both scary and thrilling.

*Suddenly a group of fanboys wearing GL t-shirts way too small for them rush me from behind. After a traumatizing moment I am precariously returned.

David
The GL fans will crucify me if I don’t ask the biggest question that’s on their minds: Why did the Green Lantern movie suck?

Tony
I honestly don’t think it sucked, but it didn’t succeed the way Nolan’s Batman movies did, either. I think it’s hard to understand how hard it is to get all the elements to come together on a hundred-million-dollar movie, much less on a comic book. And I wasn’t behind the scenes on the movie, so I don’t have any secret insights on it. Mostly, I think it was a learning experience and it set the stage for what would almost certainly be a better sequel. I think back to Star Trek the Motion Picture, and how Wrath of Khan was so much better once they’d gotten the kinks out on their maiden voyage. That’s my hope for Green Lantern — that a Sinestro-centric follow-up would kick galactic ass. And I thought Ryan Reynolds was great as Hal. Love to see him and Mark Strong return as Hal and Sinestro.

David
So if a future GL movie were left in your hands what would you do?

Tony
Eep. I guess I just answered that. Do the Sinestro Corps War. 90 minutes of cosmic warfare showcasing the wonderful multiplicity of both Corps.

David
Outside of the stellar work you’ve done with Green Lantern there are numerous titles you’ve given to us. You brought back The Wrath for Batman! But what are you doing now and what are we going to be seeing from you in the coming year?

Tony
Still on NEW GUARDIANS and BLUE BEETLE for the time being, but I’m discussing other projects with the folks at DC Editorial. It’s too soon to say if that will man any changes or additions to my workload. Mostly, I’m thrilled to be part of the DC family at this time. And if Geoff ever gets tired of writing Aquaman, that’s an assignment I’d love to tackle!

*The music of AC/DC’s “Back in Black” is coming from my pocket. I answer my cell. There’s a long pause, then I say, “You tell Mr. Trump he will get interviewed when I am good and ready.”

David
Sorry, Tony. I’m gonna have to take this call. Celebrities! Oh, and thanks for the interview and the many years of happiness you’ve brought to us all.

**Be sure to check out GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #4 coming out this week from writer Tony Bedard!

 

FULL COVER REVEALS for BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH: THE SEARCH FOR THE SWAMP THING

DC has revealed the final covers for BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH: THE SEARCH FOR THE SWAMP THING #1, this time without the blacked out characters, revealing JOHN CONSTANTINE and…ZATANNA! I guess if the supers were gonna deal with a mgical type like Constantine, they’d best bring along their own sorceress.

BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH: THE SEARCH FOR THE SWAMP THING.
Written by JONATHAN VANKIN; Art by MARCO CASTIELLO; Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES; Variant cover by J.G. Jones

Following the events of Brightest Day, the new protector of Earth has been chosen. But one reluctant hero making his return to the DCU is trying to convince Batman, Superman and the others heroes of the DC Universe that this may not be a good thing, because he can see that things are not right and mankind’s brightest days are indeed over.

  • DC Universe
  • 32pg.
  • Color
  • $2.99 US

On Sale June 22, 2011