Top 5 Trending Comics #181

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 .
New Comics and items arriving 9/12/18. Trending Comics and More #543

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Archie 1941 #1 – This new mini-series from the creative team of Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Peter Krause will be one of the best Archie Comics stories ever told.
Old Man Logan #47 – What will we learn of the ‘new’ alien Symbiote in this issue? Is it the same type of ‘thing’ or something completely different?
Squirrel Girl #36 – An all ‘silent’ issue. Meaning no word balloons, just pictures.
Runaways #13 – Actor Ryan Sands of the Runaways television series on Hulu draws the variant cover here. His first official comic book work.
Red Hood and The Outlaws #26 – Red Hood is all-new and all-different. New costume and all.

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Trending items arriving this Wednesday. 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.
Joker Super Powers Collection 15-inch Maquette Statue – Tweeterhead
Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Thanos PVC Statue – Diamond Select
Predator Ultimate Predator 7-Inch Scale Action Figure – NECA
Spider-Man The Game Spider-Man FigPin – CMD Collectibles
Super Deluxe Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Vinyl Figure – Funko
Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas Collectors Chess Set – USAopoly
Topps 2018 WWE Undisputed Trading Cards Pack – Topps

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Thanos

Predator

Spider-Man

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Jay Katz

Best Covers – New Comics 9-12-18

New comic book release day 9/12/18. 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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Trending Comics & More #543

Here are this week’s top trending comic books and new items headed your way this Wednesday 9-12-18
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There are two types of opinions when it comics to the pop culture iconic medium named Archie Comics. Those who embrace it and those who don’t. If you do, you’re on the winning side of the pop culture style that has spanned decades and will continue to do so for decades to come. Thousands upon thousands of stories told. Goofy ones, great ones, scary ones, emotional ones and yes, even sad ones. If you don’t know anything regarding this iconic artifact that walks among us, well you’re just missing out and you should learn more about the phenomenon. Here is how to jump on the Archie Comics Riverdale train. First and foremost, release anything in your brain you may think you know about Archie Comics. It does not equate to anything what’s so ever they’ve been doing for the past 9 years+. Yes, they still publish their all-ages Archie Comics, but they’ve done spectacular story-telling regarding the ‘older readers’. Everything from introducing a gay character to the death of Archie. The past couple of years has introduced the Archie ‘horror’ genre headed by the superb writing of Frank Tieri right now. The CW Riverdale show is doing well and there is a possible chance to see an Archie film in the future. Make no mistake though, Archie’s COMICS are leading the way for the company, unlike the big two. The big two almost rely (not completely. chill) and play on the success of their movies. This Wednesday, Archie 1941 #1 will place the entire gang right in the middle of WWII possibly breaking out. How do these kids deal with it? Will they be drafted? The answers to these questions and the emotional rollercoaster will be explored by writers Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn. Artists Kelly Fitzpatrick and Peter Krause. This will be an Archie Comics mini-series story for the ages.

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Archie 1941 #1

Detective #988

Old Man Logan #47

Red Hood #26

Runaways #13

Back in 1988 the comic book world was introduced to the black goo Symbiote named Venom. How did that turn out? This Wednesday, a new ‘alien menace’ is messing with Logan in Old Man Logan #47. What do we know of this new alien? Will readers get the full-on creature and what its capabilities truly are? Will we get a ‘Venom’ moment? Well, pick up a copy of Old Man Logan #47 and find out. If this turns out to be a new alien ‘venom-like’ character/species…..boy will this comic trend in a huge way.
Turing back the clock a little further. Back in 1984, G.I. Joe #21 turned the comic world on its heels without uttering a single word (balloon). Comic fans were flabbergasted at the concept and it instantly became a classic comic. Although not a ‘new’ concept, Larry Hama set the bar quite high for the comic book industry. It’s the first notable popular mainstream comic to do such a thing. Many years later and many ‘silent’ comics later, this week, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #36 does the silent thing. Writer Ryan North and artist Derek Charm.
Runaways #13 will be a first for a new creator. Actor Ryan Sands of the Runaways television series on Hulu has drawn the variant cover here.
For some reason, other then to sell a comic book to a fanboy, the Cosmic Ghost Rider will appear on three (at last count) covers that most likely do not have him appearing INSIDE the comic. Thinking maybe Marvel knows what these fanboys want right now and is spoon feeding them.

G.I. Joe #21

House of Whispers #1

MCMLXXV #1

Rags #1

Squirrel Girl #36

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The DC Comics solicit for the Detective Comics #988 comic is quite amusing. A comic from guest writer James Robinson and “rising star” Stephen Segovia. Rising star? One of his first creative works came in 2005’s graphic novel M.I.T.H. 2005 and 2006’s Vampirella 2006 Halloween Special #1 comic. The man has quite the extensive body of work throughout his twelve-year career thus far. ‘Rising star’ is not a phrase one should equate to Stephen Segovia. Been slaying it. He’s already a star in the game for a while now. Well into overtime. Yes, well aware of the different tier’s creators have within their career, but a twelve year library of work does not account to be called a ‘rising star’. Maybe they meant a different Stephen Segovia?
Fans of the Red Hood character are in for a surprise this week. Whether you want it or not. Red Hood is headed in a bold new direction with a new lease on life and a new costume. He’s about to change in a big big way. Red Hood and The Outlaws #26.

Cemetery Beach #1

Dellec #1

Moth & Whisper #1

Amazing Spider-Man #5

The Wrong Earth #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.
New Image Comics title MCMLXXV #1 from writer Joe Casey and artist Ian MacEwan. You know what MCMLXXV adds up to? The answer is……Google it! Like we did. Also, from Image Comics, new series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Jason Howard; Cemetery Beach #1. The Jason Howard tribute to Todd McFarlane cover is stellar.
An addition to the ever-expanding Neil Gaiman Sandman lure. House of Whispers #1 from writer Nalo Hopkinson and artist Dominike Stanton.
Aspen Entertainment brings back their original character Dellec for a second round. Dellec #1; Vince Hernandez, Michael Santamaria and Andre Risso.

Blood Realm #1

Gapo The Clown

M.I.T.H. #1

Mystery Science #1

Vampirella 2006 #1

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From Ahoy Comics comes The Wrong Earth #1. Writers Grant Morrison, Tom Peyer and Paul Constant. Artist Shannon Wheeler and Juan Castro. With a brilliant cover from the always amazing Jamal Igle.
Two Alterna Comics this week; Blood Realm #1 – Robert Geronimo and Exilium #1; Ben Slabak, Marc Sintes and Salo Farias.
AfterShock Comics; Moth & Whisper #1. Writer Ted Anderson and artist Jen Hickman.
Antarctic Press; Rags #1. Trent Luther, Brian Ball and Luigi Teruel.
Caliber Entertainment; Gapo The Clown – Tony Miello.
Disposable Legends #1 (T Pub); Terry Mayo and Lucas Romero.
Poser #1 (Waxworks Comics) – Clayton McCormack.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – Various creators.

Joker

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Predator

Spider-Man

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Trending items arriving this Wednesday. 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.
Joker Super Powers Collection 15-inch Maquette StatueTweeterhead
Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Thanos PVC StatueDiamond Select
Predator Ultimate Predator 7-Inch Scale Action Figure – NECA
Spider-Man The Game Spider-Man FigPinCMD Collectibles
Super Deluxe Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Vinyl FigureFunko
Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas Collectors Chess Set USAopoly
Topps 2018 WWE Undisputed Trading Cards PackTopps

Legends

Exilium

Jack – Funko

Chess Set

WWE – Topps

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Jay Katz

Best Covers – New Comics 4-18-18

New comic book release day 4/18/18. 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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Hot Picks – Top 5 #16

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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 InvestComics Hot Picks.

From: InvestComics Hot Picks #377

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 6/24/15

 

Korvac Saga #1 InvestComics

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Korvac Saga #1 – Read the InvestComics Hot Picks #377 article to see why Korvac could become a part of Marvel’s cinematic Phase 4. Pure speculation, but a great Avengers story line here nonetheless.

Planet Hulk #2 – The old Planet Hulk story from a few years ago was awesome. This time around, it’s all kinds of awesome again. For many years now, we have been informing speculator about the Planet Hulk lure and the potential of it appearing on the big screen. With the rumors swirling constantly, now is a good time to get those back issue Planet Hulk books. The window is closing.

G.I. Joe #215 – A hot book for a hot minute. Yes Snake Eyes is dead and the funeral appears in this issue, but it looks like a new Snake Eyes will be on HER way next issue. That was fast! Don’t sit on these Death of Snake Eyes comics too long, you will get stuck with them.

Venture #1 from Action Lab Entertainment is a winner. Writer Jay Faerber and artist Jamal Igle have another hit on their hands. The regular and its variants are sold out.

Superman #41 – Written by new series writer Gene Luen Yang. Let’s see what Gene brings to the table.

 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #377 (Click the link to read now!) Click the Red links below to buy/bid now if your comic shop is not able to hook you up!

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Giant Size Defenders #3 (1975) – First appearance of Korvac.

Avengers #167 (1978) – The original Korvac Saga.

What If? #32 (1982) – A What if Korvac story.

Devil Dinosaur #1 (1978) – First appearance of Devil Dinosaur. Jack Kirby writes, pencils, does the cover art, and is the editor.

Howard The Duck #4 – Spider-Gwen variant from Jason Latour.

X-Men 92 #1 –  A Ryan Stegman X-Gwen variant cover.

Green Lantern The Lost Army #1

Justice League 3001 #1

We Are Robin #1

Evil Dead 2 Beyond Dead By Dawn #1

 

Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

InvestComics Hot Picks #377

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Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 6/24/15

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So what exactly will Marvel’s cinematic Phase 4 look like? Here are a couple of potential plot lines, one of which was mentioned here on InvestComics quite a while ago. And the way the rumors are swirling and the movies are possibly lining up, it’s probably coming to fruition. But we’ll get to that potential in a little bit because we want to get to our newer speculation on Phase 4 or maybe part of the next Avengers phase first.

The speculation has to to be met with a huge entity to battle on the screen. The Avengers cannot battle Juggernaut because that wouldn’t make for a compelling movie. The fight would last one scene. And Fox owns the rights, but that’s another story for another day. Galactus? Oh wait, another story, another day. How about Korvac? Yes. Korvac caused a lot of problems back in the late 70’s in the Avengers title. So much so that the Guardians of the Galaxy (not the present team) showed up in an Avengers title to help out. Avengers #167 was the first time the Guardians of the Galaxy (not the present team) appeared in an Avengers book, as did Korvac. So what ties does Korvac have to the Marvel films? How about the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Cosmic universe, and Captain America. Yes there are plenty of villains that have ties like this, but none are of a big enough entity (Thanos, Doomsday, Darkseid, Galactus) to warrant a movie based around it that includes so many ties to so many things going on now within the Marvel cinematic universe. With the release of Korvac Saga #1 coming this Wednesday, why not get on top of some of the older Korvac books instead of thinking about that silly $20 variant? Giant Size Defenders #3 (1975) is the first appearance of Korvac. Avengers #167 (1978) is the beginning of the original Korvac saga and the first first time the Guardians team joins the Avengers in their title. Art and cover by George Perez. Another great Korvac book, What If? #32 (1982). A story that asks the question “What if the Avengers Had Become Pawns of Korvac?” A superstar lineup of inkers on this comic. All of these comics are at affordable rates. Maybe we’ll see Korvac in Phase 4. If you don’t, you have some great storytelling comics in your hands, so it’s a win-win.

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Back in 2006 the Planet Hulk story line made for some great reading. Writer Greg Pak was the creator of Hulk’s new universe. Greg Pak is to the Hulk what Jim Starlin was to Captain Marvel and the cosmic universe. Creating an entirely new platform to which a character really expands their realm of story telling outside of the normal Marvel universe. Regular readers already know that InvestComics brought up a Planet Hulk movie years ago before anyone even fathomed the thought. This place has a knack of having a hand on the pulse and predicting things like this. Although still a rumor for the most part, no official announcement as of yet, but Planet Hulk might be one of the next phases in the Marvel cinematic universe. So you still have time to grab those Planet Hulk back issues as InvestComics has recommended for years now.

Which brings us to this coming Wednesday. The Planet Hulk story is a big one once again. Get these comics not only for the obvious movie tie in possibility, but for the kick as* story. Planet Hulk #2 will bring back Devil Dinosaur again too. Marvel knew a popular movie with big dinosaurs was going to hit around this time; Jurassic World = making dinosaur’s cool again. So they timed it perfectly to get their red T-Rex character front and center. Back in 2010, InvestComics spoke about Devil Dinosaur’s first appearance in Devil Dinosaur #1 (1978) for the simple fact of who created the character and who puts it down in the comic. Jack Kirby writes, pencils, does the cover art, and is the editor. Talk about different hats, the legend was all over this book. The comic is still very affordable due to its lack of interest, but why wouldn’t a collector be interested here? A cool looking red dinosaur created by Kirby, first appearance in a self titled Bronze Age comic, and with Jack ‘King’ Kirby all over the first issue. Granted it’s a silly red dinosaur, but who cares? Comics are meant to be fun, not so serious all the time. Graded copies in the low 9’s are very low in pricing, while the raw copies are extremely low. With the success of Jurassic World, could you imagine if Marvel Studios ever tried their hand on a dinosaur type movie? And Devil Dinosaur (with Moon Boy!) being the main character? Yes, Moon Boy also first appeared in Devil Dinosaur #1 in case you’re wondering. Bottom line here, rather see this than a Howard The Duck movie any day. Yes we said it.

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Speaking of the duck. Did you see that Howard The Duck #4 Spider-Gwen variant from Jason Latour? It’s the already classic(?) Gwen cover, but with Howard in her place. Okay.

Another Gwen variant; X-Men 92 #1. A Ryan Stegman X-Gwen variant cover. As InvestComics has said about these Spider-Gwen variants many times, maybe one of these silly Gwen crossover characters will catch on. Stay on top of it just in case…..

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G.I. Joe #215; the funeral for Snake Eyes. A fantastic story from IDW continues to compel the fanbase and some speculators. These comics will be hot for a little bit, but a year from now many collectors probably won’t care. Many dealers are limiting fans to only one copy per customer this Wednesday. By this time next year they won’t be able to give them away. Get in, get out speculators.

On the DC front this Wednesday; Green Lantern The Lost Army #1 written by Cullen Bunn. Justice League 3001 #1 written by Keith Giffen. Superman #41 written by new series writer Gene Luen Yang. And We Are Robin #1. A new series that begs to be cool. The idea is, will fans think so?

Venture #1 from Action Lab Entertainment is a winner. Writer Jay Faerber and artist Jamal Igle have another hit on their hands. The regular and its variants are sold out.

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And finally, but not least. Evil Dead 2 Beyond Dead By Dawn #1 from Space Goat Productions looks interesting.

The sold out rare Ravenous #1 variant from Creature Entertainment (signed by 4 creators) will be given away this week on the InvestComics Facebook page. We were supposed to do it last week, but real life stuff impeded this from happening. This week instead. Thanks.

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Jay Katz

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 12-14-11

Welcome to InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 12-14-11 

The holiday’s arrive a little early for the fans of InvestComics. Tomorrow we will post an Interview with a legendary writer. InvestComics’ David Paul (JOSEPH!) sits down with…….well you’ll have to come back tomorrow to find out, not ruining the surprise! If you’re a fan of the IC Facebook & Twitter accounts, you’ll be alerted when it first post, otherwise check back.

DC Comics’ The Ray will be coming back in a limited series. Even if one wasn’t looking for a new Ray comic, DC grabbed creators Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Jamal Igle. This is a team that commands ones attention. The series will focus on a new Ray, but here at InvestComics you have to know your past to know the future. With that, Happy Terrill as the first Ray appeared in 1940’s Smash Comics #14. That’ll hit the wallet in $4400 range. The other Ray; Ray Terrill was introduced in 1992 by none other than Joe Quesada. The Ray #1 can easily be found in the dollar boxes at your local shop. But as for the new series, with those creative minds at the helm it’s sure to be a hit.

Sticking with the comeback theme, Carnage is back. Carnage U.S.A. #1 (what’s with this title?) presented by writer Zeb Wells and Art by Clayton Crain. Carnage was one of those villains back in the 90’s that became so loved, but so overused. The first appearance went for some big bucks back when the bubble was about to burst. Today however, things have obliviously leveled off a bit. Cletus Kasady a.k.a. Carnage first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #344 (1991 – $8). Cletus as the villain Carnage came 17 issues later in Amazing Spider-Man #361 (1992). Expect to pay close to $18 for this comic in near mint condition. Zeb and Clayton really look like they bring it in the previews; let’s hope they sustain that over duration.

Marvel’s status quo will change once again in 2012. Seems like the same mundane solicits after a while, but we all hold hope that we will read something that will truly and forever change something, and have some significant meaning behind it. With the arrival of Avengers: X-Sanction #1 and its ridiculous 7 different covers, one can anticipate THIS will be the prologue that will lead into that moment next year where we have that holy s*it moment. One can hope……….

Dynamite follows suit with a ridiculous amount of variants, 5 in all with Lord of the Jungle #1. With that aside, one of Tarzan’s earliest appearances in comic book form came in Dell’s 1948 Tarzan #1. This 1948 book is only $2000? Seems a bit unvalued, no?

The Independent circuit is very busy this week on InvestComics. Here are a few Indie’s to check out.

Irredeemable #1 (Artist Edition), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series #2 Michelangelo, The Strain #1, Nowhere Man #1,  Airboy Presents Air Vixens #1, and from our friends at AAM-Markosia Dead Man #01.

 

 

 

 

Oh yes one more book to definitely check out this Wednesday, Star Wars Agent of the Empire #1. (Hint about tomorrow’s guest!)

Covers of the week below.

 

See you next week. Invest Wisely.

Jay Katz

 

THE RAY #1 Preview

Here’s a look at next month’s THE RAY #1, the 1st issue of a four issue mini-series by fan favorit writers, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey, with art by equal favorite, jamal Igle. While palmiotti has scribed THE RAY before, this is one of the hardest reboots, as this new RAY is entirely different character than any of the previous Rays.

THE RAY #1 (OF 4)

 

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI; Art by JAMAL IGLE and RICH PERROTTA; Cover by JAMAL IGLE

Get ready for a brand new Ray! Lucien Gates’s life is changed forever when he is struck by a mysterious beam of energy that turns him into a glowing gladiator – and being a human ray of light comes in handy when his city is suddenly under attack from giant, building-sized monsters. Unfortunately, light powers are less than handy in keeping his girlfriend happy.

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

On Sale December 14, 2011

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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.

(Note) All comic prices provided by Comics Price Guide.com

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

 

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 2-9-11

 

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First thing worth mentioning is this week’s upcoming InvestComics TV show. It features none other than artist of The War of Supermen, Supergirl, and now regular artist of Zatanna, Mr. Jamal Igle. Check out the first of a 2 part sit down with this awesome charismatic creator coming THIS Wednesday, ONLY on  InvestComics TV! 

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DC introduces a couple of new charters this week. Keep your eyes open for Batman & Robin #20 with White Knight, as well as Flash #9 with Hot Pursuit. Superman is introduced to the “new” Wonder Woman in Superman #708. The cool thing about this issue is that Superman thinks he knows her already; he just can’t quite place it…..yet. Green Lantern fans will be all over the new Green Lantern Emerald Warriors #7 this week. It’s the prelude to “War of the Green Lanterns”. These Green Lantern event storylines keep on coming! Speaking of Green Lantern, isn’t it wonderful to still see the rivalry between DC and Marvel? This past week comic collectors saw Marvel’s first cover to the Event story named “Fear Itself”. This week DC releases a reprinting of the Green Lantern Fear Itself graphic novel from 1999. Coincidence? No, just some good old fashion competition.

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Marvel comes in with a very busy week. Starting with Amazing Spider-Man #654. Marvel promises that “Things will never be the same” theme with this Spidey issue. Maybe one of these days, we’ll all really be shocked and say, “wow, now THAT is changing things!” Will Marvel deliver? Let’s see on Wednesday morning! Switching from changes to secrets, see what Nick Fury has been hiding for decades? Marvel once again beating on the proverbial hype machine drum says this issue will SHOCK you. Well, on to Wednesday morning for another shocker. Make sure to bring your Xanax, it may be a rough morning. Back to Spidey for a second, Ultimate Spider-Man #153 is the beginning of the end for the Ultimate Spider-Man in what looks to be a prelude into the “Death of Spider-Man” story. An interesting blast from the past from Marvel with Power Man & Iron Fist #1 comes out this week. Whatever happened to Cloak and Dagger? Well that’s another story for another time. So with the number 1 issue, we naturally should find when the first time these two heroes hooked up. Look for Power Man (1974) #48. Check out these names attached this comic, ready? Claremont, Byrne, Kane, Sinnott, and Goodwin. Wow that’s some lineup huh? All of this for $14! This is a no-brainer collectors. Anyone remember the 90’s in the comic book world? Everything you bought was going to send your next kid off to college, set up for an early retirement, or buy that new car you wanted. Rob Liefeld was a one of the main reasons for the boom. Collectors either loved him or hated him. Rob seemed to introduce characters, create characters at an alarming rate. Whether it was for Marvel or Image, didn’t matter, collectors loved buying his stuff. Fast forward to 2011. Onslaught #1 will feature, not 1, but 2 covers from Rob Liefeld this week. Both essentially the same exact covers, but who cares?? It’s the 90’s….err wait it’s 2011. Nah, just have fun with it will ya! Onslaught’s first appearance was in X-Man #15 (1996). Buy this comic in some $1 bin at any local comic shop.  We’ll get back to the 90’s in a minute, but want to see a good fight this week? How about Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimate’s #1?

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Independents this week feature the return of the 90’s for one book, that one book being Sonic Universe #25. This comic comes complete with a “shiny silver” cover! Cool! Can you say, sold out with the second print being a “shiny gold” cover? Yea, thought so. Tim Seeley, Dan Leister, and Erik Larsen begin the regular ongoing Hack/Slash Ongoing #1. If you missed Tim Seeley’s interview on InvestComics TV, go right here to check it out! Spawn #202 introduces a major new villain. This series is hot right now, so expect a quick sellout on this one. Last but not least, don’t forget to check out the new SpongeBob Comics #1!

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See you Wednesday with Jamal Igle-Part 1 ONLY on InvestComics TV! 

Thanks to Comics Price Guide.com for all pricing in this article.

 

Invest Wisely.

Jay Katz

 

10 Questions with Jamal Igle

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War of Supermen #1 comes out this week with artist Jamal Igle and Jamal stops by InvestComics 10 For the Pros!

 

 

10 For The Pros

 

Jamal Igle – Artist/Inker/Writer

Starting at the tender age of 17, Jamal Yaseem Igle has worked his way up the ranks from Intern at D.C.Comics to his successful penciling career. Over the years Jamal has been editor, art director and animation storyboard artist.

Jamal is the Co-creator of the comic book series “VENTURE” along with writer Jay Faerber, published by Image comics. Jamal’s detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, the all ages action miniseries “Race Against Time” as well as mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Green Lantern, Iron Fist/Wolverine: the return of Kun Lun, Iron Man (Marvel), Wonder Woman: Our Worlds at War and Martian Manhunter #36, Supergirl #71 , Noble Causes and a four issue run on New Warriors for Marvel. In addition Jamal is an active volunteer with the Museum of Comic and Cartoon art, a guest lecturer on the subject of comics and animation, as well as a teacher at the Art Students League of New York. 

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1. What comic (character) would you love to have total creativity control over? And why?

(JI) Nightwing: I love the character and have some ideas as to make him a more powerful presence. 

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(JI) Superspeed because it really is the all purpose power: You can wear down objects until they collapse and run across any surface if you’re fast enough.

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(JI) Email, correspondence and phone calls. Message boards during my breaks. 

4. Who is your favorite creator to work with?

(JI) As a writer: Sterling Gates. As an Inker: Jon Sibal And John Dell. 

5. In your opinion, do you feel that the movie industry is doing a good job with the Comic Book movies?

(JI) For the most part, I understand that changes need to be made to make the films for a wide audience. I don’t always agree with them.  

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6. What comic book hero/villain do you want to see on screen?

(JI) Darkseid and the New Gods.

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7. “If I wasn’t in the comic book industry, I would be working….”?

(JI) In either a restaurant or in theater.

 

8. What advice could you give a creator trying to break into the industry?

(JI) Be patient and listen to the advice people give you.

 

9. “My best Investment in life was…….”

(JI) My wife, Karine.

 

10. Have anything you’d like to plug?

(JI) War of Supermen#1 and Supergirl.

 

Bonus Questions! 

Who were your influences breaking into the Industry?

(JI) Dave Stevens, Steve Rude, Brian Bolland, Kevin MaGuire 

Digital or Paper?

(JI) Paper all the way! 

Thanks Jamal! Be sure to check out War of Supermen #1 & Supergirl!! 

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