WIN TWO Tile Mosaic Variants – SIGNED

Frank Miller

InvestComics LLC is proud to team with Shattered Comics & Little Giant Comics AGAIN to WIN a set of a NEW exclusive variant cover offering Daredevil #597 AND the super-hit Amazing Spider-Man #789, both signed by artist Matthew Dimasi. The new Legacy tile mosaic variant; Daredevil #597, pays homage to Frank Miller’s Daredevil cover (Daredevil #158 – 1979). Our first giveaway; Amazing Spider-Man #789 tile mosaic cover, pays homage to the original first appearance of the Punisher in Amazing Spider-Man #129 in 1974. This comic will be a part of this giveaway too. The Shattered Comics variant covers are drawn by artist Matthew Dimasi.

From the Pre-sale solicit of the new Daredevil #597; Mosaic artist and all around cool dude Matthew DiMasi did a recreation of the Legendary Frank Miller’s Daredevil #158 using shattered ceramic tile! Each piece takes 100-150 hours to complete over the course of several months. Matt hand draws each image, literally shatters 4×4 ceramic tile and then painstakingly applies each tiny piece one at a time. Once all the pieces are applied, he and his son apply the grout and it gets sent out to have the frame painted. The image you see on the cover of the Shattered variant for DD 597 is an image of the actual tile mosaic that Matt did.
Matt and I had the pleasure of bringing the original piece this variant was made from to Frank Miller’s studio a short time ago and Frank signed it! Frank is a super cool guy and a LEGEND in the industry! What a huge honor it was for Matt and I to meet him. HUGE NERD MOMENT! 
PRINT RUN is only 3,000, We are releasing 2250 of the 3000 total copies

We will give ONE WINNER a set of these covers, SIGNED by artist Matthew Dimasi. Release date is January 10th 2018, so hurry and get in now on this giveaway. Winner announced on the day of release. 

These variant covers are available right now for only $14.99. Go to the Shattered Comics Ebay page and purchase your copy now before they are gone!

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This promotion is open to participants in the continental U.S. only. If you have won a giveaway from InvestComics LLC within the last 6 months, you are not eligible in this promotion. InvestComics LLC Shattered Comics & Little Giant Comics are not responsible for any lost item(s) or damages during shipping. There will be no replacement item(s) shipped out once the product is in the sole possession of the delivery service of Shattered Comics or Little Giant Comics choice. Employee’s or family members of InvestComics, Social Media Giveaway Shattered Comics or Little Giant Comics are not eligible for this promotional giveaway. Please allow some ample time for your comics to get to you. Amazing Spider-Man #789 will be released on October 11th 2017.  If you do not respond via message or email to our announcement that you’ve won on any of the social media that we post and tag you on within 15 days, your prize will be forfeited. No rainchecks. We will not chase you.
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WIN Tile Mosaic Spider-Man #789 Variant

InvestComics LLC is proud to team with Shattered Comics & Little Giant Comics for their very first limited exclusive variant cover offering. The Amazing Spider-Man #789 Legacy tile mosaic variant. This tile mosaic cover pays homage to the original first appearance of the Punisher in Amazing Spider-Man #129 in 1974. The cover was done by Gil Kane, John Romita Sr. & Gaspar. The Shattered Comics variant cover is drawn by artist Matthew Dimasi.

From the Ebay solicit; ‘This variant is limited to only 3000 copies. In the photos below are images of Matt DiMasi’s amazing tile mosaic! Each work of art takes 100-150 hours to complete. He free hand draws the image then painstakingly breaks each tile into tiny pieces and applies one piece at a time. Once the work is done and the grout is applied… VOILA!’ Now this tile mosaic piece is the ACTUAL cover to THIS comic! 

Now the fun part, giveaways! We will give a pair of these covers to TWO lucky winners a week up until it’s release date on Oct 11th. Want more awesomeness? Sure why not……The winners will get to choose if they want their comic SIGNED by artist Matthew Dimasi. How awesome is that?!
Each week on Friday, that’s September 22nd, 29th, October 6th and on release day October 11th (Wednesday), we will award TWO lucky recipients one book each. Remember, YOU get to choose if you want your comic signed. Just let us know!

These variant covers are available right now for only $14.99. Go to the Shattered Comics Ebay page and purchase your copy now before they are gone! These WILL sell out!

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Number One Comics – June

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

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After Eden #1Scott Chitwood & Rod Thornton
Winnebago Graveyard #1Steve Niles
All Time Comics Blind Justice #1Herb Trimpe – Benjamin Marra – Josh Bayer
Unholy Grail #1Cullen Bunn & Mirko Colak

Buy/Bid Now – Unholy Grail #1

Buy/Bid Now – After & Eden #1

Buy/Bid Now – Winnebago #1

Buy/Bid Now – Blind Justice #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Divided States of Hysteria #1 – Howard Chaykin
Bankshot #1 – Alex De Campi & Criss Cross
The Defenders #1 – Brian Michael Bendis & Art David Marquez
Beautiful Canvas #1 – Kivela Lindsay & Farrell Ferrier

Buy/Bid Now – Hysteria #1

Buy/Bid Now – Defenders #1

Buy/Bid Now – Canvas #1

Buy/Bid Now – Bankshot #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crosswinds #1Gail Simone & Cat Staggs
Jimmy’s Bastards #1Garth Ennis & Russel Braun
Spider-Man The Master Plan #1Robbie Thompson & Nathan Stockman
Tinkers of the Wasteland #1Raul Trevino

Buy/Bid Now – Jimmy Bastards #1

Buy/Bid Now – Crosswinds #1

Buy/Bid Now – Tinkers #1

Buy/Bid Now – Master Plan #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spider-Man #1 True Believers – Todd McFarlane
Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again #1 – Cullen Bunn & Michael Walsh
September Mourning #1 – Mariah McCourt – Emily Lazar Art by Sumeyye Kesgin
Dark Days The Forge #1 – Snyder, Kubert, Romita, Lee, Williams & Tynion IV

Buy/Bid Now – Dark Days #1

Buy/Bid Now – September #1

Buy/Bid Now – Spider-Man #1

Buy/Bid Now – Deadpool Again #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Legion of Super Heroes Bugs Bunny Special #1 – Sam Humphries, Juan Ortiz,Tom Grummett, Scott Hanna & Juan Ortiz
Martian Manhunter Marvin the Martian Special #1 – Steve Orlando, Frank J Barbiere, Jim Fanning, John Loter & Jerome K Moore
Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1 – Jody Leheuo,  Sebastian Girner, Nil Vendrell & Mike Spicer
Ash vs The Army of Darkness #1 – Pasquale Qualano

Buy/Bid Now – Legion Bugs #1

Buy/Bid Now – Marvin #1

Buy/Bid Now – Shirtless Bear #1

Buy/Bid Now – Ash/Army #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Iceman #1Sina Grace & Alessandro Vitti 
Darth Vader #1 – Charles Soule & artist Giuseppe Camuncoli
KISS Vampirella #1 – Christopher Sebela and art by Annapaola Martello
Baby Teeth #1 – Donny Cates & artist Garry Brown

Buy/Bid Now – Kiss/Vamp #1

Buy/Bid Now – Darth Vader #1

Buy/Bid Now – Iceman #1

Buy/Bid Now – Baby Teeth #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mighty Mouse #1 – Sholly Fisch & Igor Lima
Rai The History of the Valiant Universe #1Rafer Roberts & Francis Portela
Adventures in Crime #1 – Shane Berryhill & Hoyt Silva
Mother Russia #1Jeff McComsey

Buy/Bid Now – Mighty Mouse #1

Buy/Bid Now – Rai #1

Buy/Bid Now – Adventures #1

Buy/Bid Now – Russia #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marvel Comics Digest #1 Amazing-Spider-Man – Various
Sacred Creatures #1 Klaus Janson & Pablo Raimondi
Kim & Kim Love is a Battlefield #1 – Magdalene Visaggio & Eva Cabrera
Kronens Kaiji #1 – Chris Scalf

Buy/Bid Now – Amz Digest #1

Buy/Bid Now – Kaiju #1

Buy/Bid Now – Sacred Creatures #1

Buy/Bid Now – Kim & Kim #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weapons of Mutant Destruction  #1Greg Pak & Mahmad A. Asrar
Venomverse #1Cullen Bunn
Batman Elmer Fudd #1Tom King & Byron Vaughns
Secret Weapons #1Eric Heisser, Patricia Martin & Paul Martin

Buy/Bid Now – Weapons #1

Buy/Bid Now – Venomverse #1

Buy/Bid Now – Batman Elmer Fudd #1

Buy/Bid Now – WMD #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spawn Encore #1 – Todd McFarlane
Normandy Gold #1Megan Abbott, Alison Gaylin & Steve Scott
The Chair #1 Peter Simeti & Kevin Christensen
Kill the Minotaur #1Chris Pasetto,Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner & Jean-francois Beaulieu

Buy/Bid Now – Spawn #1

Buy/Bid Now – The Chair #1

Buy/Bid Now – Normandy #1

Buy/Bid Now – Minotaur #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trespasser #1 – Justin M. Ryan & Kristian Rossi
Catalyst Prime Accell #1 – Joe Casey & Damion Scott
Gwar #1 – Matt Miner, Matt Maguire & Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Kid Sherlock #1 – Justin Phillips & Sean Miller

Buy/Bid Now – Trespasser #1

Buy/Bid Now – Catalyst #1

Buy/Bid Now – Kid Sherlock #1

Buy/Bid Now – Gwar #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Softball #1 – Bill Blankenship
Scrimshaw #1 – Eric Borden & Dave Mims
Hanazuki Full of Treasures #1 – David Mariotte & Nico Pena
Diablo House #1 – Ted Adams & Santiperez
Lobo Road Runner – Kelley Jones & Bill Morrison

Buy/Bid – Diablo #1

Buy/Bid – Hanazuki #1

Buy/Bid – Lobo RR #1

Buy/Bid – Scrimshaw #1

Buy/Bid – Softball #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Hot Picks #119

Every week before new comic book day InvestComics gives fans our Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #480 and new comics coming this Wednesday 6/28/17.

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Edge of Venomverse #1 – Read our thoughts on this new Venom summer mini-event HERE.
Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 – We stated in our Hot Picks article that out of all of the Looney Tunes crossovers going on within the last few weeks, this one will be the most interesting. Word out on the street is, it is.
Wonder Woman #25 – Writer Greg Rucka brings years of story lines together in this extra sized issue.
Spawn #1 Encore Edition – This Todd McFarlane Ultimate Spider-Man cover swipe comic is sold out.
Secret Weapon #1 – Valiant Entertainment brings a new series with a lot of fanfare behind it.

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #481.

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Flash #25
Suicide Squad #20
Poe Dameron #16
Poe Dameron #13
Droids Unplugged #1
Star Wars: Droids #1
Totally Awesome Hulk #20
Deadpool vs. Punisher #5
Spider-Gwen #21
Secret Empire #5
Clue #1
Spawn #1
Ultimate Spider-Man #1
Spawn #275
Spawn #1
Harbinger #14
Harbinger #3
Beautiful Canvas #1
Tinkers of the Wasteland #1
Necromantical Ultimate Collection 1
Softball #1
Scrimshaw #1
All Time Comics: Blind Justice #1
Kronen’s Kaiji #1
Bankshot #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 6-28-17

New comic book release day 6/28/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week. Listed below is the comic book with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Batgirl #12 – Dan Mora

Batman/Shadow #3 – Tim Sale

Scarlet Spider #4 – Mark Bagley

Detective Comics #959 – Yasmine Putri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Defenders #2 – Simone Bianchi

Venomverse #1 – Francesco Mattina

Elektra #5 – Elizabeth Torque

Suicide Squad #20 – Otto Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Batgirl #12 – Francis Manapul

Batman/Shadow #3- Riley Rossmo

Duck Avenger #5 – Claudio Sciarrone

Infamous IM #9 – Alex Maleev

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Punisher #13 – David Williams

Defenders #2 – David Marquez

Wonder Woman #25 – Jenny Frison

Deadpool/Punisher #5 – R. Stegman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Secret Weapons #1 – Raul Allen

Batman/Elmer Fudd #1 – Lee Weeks

Venomverse #1 – Ron Lim

Groot #2 – Flaviano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Suicide Squad #20 – W. Portacio

Secret Empire #5 – Dan Mora

Spawn #275 – Hicham Habchi

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InvestComics Hot Picks #481

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 6/28/17.

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Buy/Bid Now – Suicide Squad #20

Buy/Bid Now – Wonder Woman #25

Buy/Bid Now – Flash #25

Buy/Bid Now – Batman/Elmer Fudd #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DC Comics will begin two new storylines this Wednesday. Flash #25 ‘Running Scared’, written by Joshua Williamson and art by Carmine Di Giandomenico. This issue will give you more bang for the buck, it’s ‘extra sized’. Suicide Squad #20 begins the ‘False Flag’ story. Written by Rob Williams and art by Stjepan Sejic.
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DC’s Wonder Woman #25 extra sized issue focuses on every storyline since the Wonder Woman Rebirth era. That’s four major stories and maybe a few more sprinkled in. Writer Greg Rucka brings all of this together in one issue. Greg has been killing it on these pages of Wonder Woman, he will kill it here in this extra sized issue as well. Art from Liam Sharp and Bilquis Evely.
Out of all of the DC/Looney Tunes crossover comics from recent weeks, Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 seems to be the most interesting. The ultimate hunter hunts the ultimate darkness of night. This special is written by Tom King (no stranger to Batman!) and art by Byron Vaughns.

Buy/Bid Now – Edge of Venomverse #1

Buy/Bid Now – Secret Empire #5

Buy/Bid Now – Spider-Gwen #21

Buy/Bid Now – Awesome Hulk #20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The ever so popular Venom character picks it up a notch in a new summer event starting in Edge of Venomverse #1. This series of books will create a bit of a frenzy as the next big breakout mash-up character will probably emerge. Who will it be? Will it be Venom Gwenpool, Venom Ghost Rider, Venom X-23, Venom Rocket Raccoon, Venom Doctor Strange, Venom Cap, Venom Deadpool, and the list goes on. So the best advice we offer here is to buy anything regarding the Venomverse so you don’t miss that boat on any mash-up that may breakout. First and foremost you’ll be getting a Venom story delivered by excellent writer Cullen Bunn, so it’s a win right there even if a character never does breakout into a spin-off or create a ridiculous speculative aftermarket surge.
Readers will learn more about the character named Malarus in Star Wars: Poe Dameron #16. The first time we saw Malarus was back in Star Wars: Poe Dameron #13.
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And speaking of Star Wars, if you like stories with very little dialog, then maybe Star Wars Droids Unplugged #1 will be for you. The comic drives on the concept of following three Droids and their adventures; R2D2, BB-8 and the Probe Droids. So with that synopsis, we assume there won’t be much story dialog getting driven here. Safe to assume this, no? They’re Droids! On the contrary though, back in 1986, Marvel went this route with Star Wars: Droids #1 from their Star Comics imprint. However, lots of dialog in this eight-part series. C3PO led the way with his talkative self, hence lots of dialog. He never shuts up! One of the true highlights of the first five issues has to be the legendary John Romita Sr. penciling all five covers and did the interior for the first four issues. That in itself is a reason to have this series in your collection.
The amazing writing skills of Greg Pak continues as his mash-up will come to life sooner or later; Hulk/Wolverine….or whatever they call ‘it’. Check out Totally Awesome Hulk #20 for part two of Weapons of Mutant Destruction. We really cannot wait for the title ‘Totally Awesome..’ to go away. It’s so silly and juvenile. It’ll happen, just need Marvel to realize how silly it really is and that will happen eventually. We guarantee it.

Buy/Bid Now – Poe Dameron #13

Buy/Bid Now – Poe Dameron #16

Buy/Bid Now – Droids Unplugged #1

Buy/Bid Now – Droids #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ryan Stegman provides a fantastic variant for the Deadpool vs. Punisher #5 finale.
The Spider-Gwen #21 cover shows off the new Wolverine Earth-65 introduced in the previous issue.
Fanboy’s worse nightmare continues in Secret Empire #5. Cap is still Hydra. Deal.
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Marvel continues their Mary Jane in cosplay covers this week. Although it’s not called that, we call it that. Don’t like it? Well call it whatever you want on your blog. Four covers are featured in this article. These are the ones we dig the most from new comic book day.

Buy/Bid Now – Deadpool/Punisher #5

Buy/Bid Now – Punisher #13 MJ

Buy/Bid Now – I Am Groot #2 – MJ

Buy/Bid Now – Captain Marvel #6 – MJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
One of the biggest board games of all-time will debut in comic book form. Clue #1 (IDW), written by Paul Allor and drawn by Nelson Daniel. There will be three different endings across multiple books to help the reader feature out how to solve the case.
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Spawn fans get a double dose of their favorite demon torn hero this Wednesday. Spawn #1 Encore Edition features lots of goodies from the original Spawn #1 issue 25 years ago. It’ll have art boards, McFarlane commentary and Image promises some surprises as well. Todd McFarlane’s cover is a direct homage to Joe Quesada’s Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (2000). We love it. Also, Spawn #275 sees the return of Sam and Twitch. They first appeared in Spawn #1.

Buy/Bid Now – Spawn Encore #1

Buy/Bid Now – Ultimate Spider-Man #1

Buy/Bid Now – Spawn #1

Buy/Bid Now – Spawn #275

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Valiant Entertainment is about to release their latest comic to rave reviews. The comic is Secret Weapon #1 and it will sell out, thus leading to a second print by next week. The stories leading player is Livewire. She was first introduced into the Valiant Universe in 1993’s Harbinger #14. Livewire then was reintroduced into the NEW Valiant Universe in 2012’s Harbinger #3. We’ve said this before (lots of times before….lots), if you really want to READ a comic book and get 100% viable substance from a well told story(s), Valiant Entertainment is the way to go. We cannot stress this enough. Secret Weapon #1 is going to get comic fans talking, best be on it so you’re in the know and not the what.
Look for another sell out/hit from Black Mask Comics. Beautiful Canvas #1, written by Ryan Lindsay and art by Sami Kivela.
Two new comics to check out from Scout Comics this week. Tinkers of the Wasteland #1, writer/art by Raul Trevino. Scout Comics releases a second issue never released before with a hit number one comic, together. Super cool to read Necromantical Ultimate Collection 1 with that second issue this Wednesday.
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Buy/Bid Now – Secret Weapons #1

Buy/Bid Now – Harbinger #3

Buy/Bid Now – Harbinger #14 – 1993

Buy/Bid Now – Spider-Gwen #21 MJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keenspot’s Softball #1 follows a YouTube series pulling in over 100 million views. That’s a whole lot of views! Writer/art Bill Blankenship.
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The Inhumans movie will be arriving in 2019. By then, Infinity War part II will have hit the screen. A question one may ask here is, will the Inhumans pick up where the Avengers movies cease? Short answer, probably yes. Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man (additions Wasp, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Vision) will fill in the new Avengers team roster after the current team is dismantled in Infinity War I & II. The Avengers can and will continue with an all new lineup one day, but until then, the Inhumans will probably take the mantle for a while. It makes total sense here. Some of the Avenger stars have become way too big for their roles, commanding more money and are also getting “older” as the series progresses. Remember when the phase just started? Chris Evans? Chris Hemsworth? Scarlett Johansson? Robert Downey Jr.? And the list goes on. No one really knew if any of this would work. It did. Now that “it did” and the success has and will run its course, ending with Infinity War II (2019), the only logical monetary thing to do is…..start over. Enter the Inhumans.

Since we all know that Marvel does not own the rights to the X-Men, this will be their workaround. Their version of the X-Men and come hell or high water, Marvel will make this work. Just to drive home a point that they don’t need the X-Men, they have the Inhumans.

It’s all going to start the same way it all began back in 2008 with Robert Downey Jr. Get that name everyone recognizes and get it to work. So with the Inhumans, the character that needs to be front/center and to work is Black Bolt. He’s the leader of the Inhumans. The King of Attilan. Who will be chosen to lead the way to another successful 11 year (more or less) run? Black Bolt will be the next “Tony Stark” because of the lead in to introduce the next phase. The character (the team) will play an intricate role in setting the table for everyone to follow.

The Avengers Infinity War parts I & II will probably (most likely) end many of the Marvel on screen careers. Our favorite characters will be gone. Marvel will set a new precedence in offing characters at a ridiculous clip. The reality is, Robert, Chris, Scarlett, Jeremy and all the others who have been around these movies for years are going to move on eventually to other roles other than superheroes. What better way to add finality to an unprecedented run than sending our heroes to sacrifice themselves against the greatest threat the planet and universe has ever seen, Thanos. Do not kid yourselves, there will be many deaths in the Infinity War parts I & II. In actuality, there has to be. The stadium is over capacity. There has to be closure so that the new blood can come in. That new blood being the Inhumans.

So in 2019, it’s all going to come to a head. 11 years to arrive to the greatest battle of all time. The greatest battle in cinema since dad and son went at it with their Lightsabers. It’s going to take every character fans have seen throughout the years and mash them into two movies. The Avengers cannot and will not defeat Thanos alone. Not happening. The Avengers, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Wasp, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Winter Solider, Loki, Spider-Man, Warlock and so many more will probably appear in both films. Most will not make it to the next phase.

The comic book speculator has four years to compile their Inhumans comics library. What InvestComics has given the speculative community throughout our ten years is the ability to buy low and….sell high. This checklist is just that. Some of these books are movers right now, but their value in four years time will be immensely different. Tremendous upside here. Yes the first appearance of the Inhumans might be a bit pricey now, but it will not be anywhere near as close to the price it is now when 2019 rolls around. Think big. Think X-Men #1 (1963) or Giant Size X-Men #1 (1975). Marvel Studios’ version of the X-Men will become the next big franchise, do not miss this boat. Inhumans will be huge.

Most of these books if not all of them are extremely affordable…..for now. As time beckons, as news breaks, as announcements are made, as villains are cast, as the Infinity War movie starts coming into light, the Inhumans will become more and more of a household name and you will be very late to the party if you put things on hold until then. Be sure to thank InvestComics for throwing this early party now when the time comes.

As always, there will be missed books within the checklist below. We’re Inhuman, Ha! See what we did there?! There are many books listed. All kinds of first appearances, key issues and cool books in general. We simply do not know what the Inhumans movie will bring, so we tried to cover as many bases as possible for the speculator. If you have a comic you’d like to add, please help the fellow speculators in listing it below in the comment section. AND PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER on this site.

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Fantastic Four #36 (1965) The first appearance of Medusa. Black Bolt’s main squeeze. Brought to us by the creative team of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.

Fantastic Four #44 (1965) The first appearance of Black Bolt’s bodyguard (cousin) Gorgon.

Fantastic Four #45 (1965) First appearance of Black Bolt (cameo) and the first appearance of the Inhumans team. Lee, Kirby and Sinnott. A must own comic if you are truly in the speculative market. This comic also serves as the first appearances of Triton and Karnak. Must own.

Fantastic Four #46 (1966) First full appearance of Black Bolt. His first cover as well. Same creative team as the previous issues and the same speculative rules apply as well. A must own here.

Fantastic Four #47 (1966) Every hero needs an adversary. A sibling at that. In this issue, Black Bolt’s insane brother makes his debut; Maximus. This comic also has the first mention and appearance of the land called Attilan.

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Thor #148 (1968) The first of three consecutive, most desirable comics to own (besides the first appearance) if one is collecting key Black Bolt books. The origin of Black Bolt starts here (in a backup story). Still very affordable right now, but this will in fact change. This is also the first appearance of the Wrecker. An absolute non-factor because this comic will triple in value in a few years because of the Black Bolt origin, not because of the Wrecker. Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.

Thor #149 (1968) The continuation of Black Bolt’s origin. Must own.

Thor #150 (1968) The Inhumans origin. Must own.

Marvel Super-Heroes #15 (1968) First solo Medusa story. Black Bolt appearance.

Incredible Hulk Special #1 (1968) Hulk vs the Inhumans. Classic Steranko cover.

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Silver Surfer #18 (1970) Black Bolt and the Inhumans appear in the Silver Surfer series.

Amazing Adventures #9 (1971) The first solo Black Bolt/Inhumans comic.

Avengers #95 (1972) Another important comic because of the Marvel cinematic universe. It’s going to take more than just the Avengers team to defeat Thanos in Infinity Wars parts I and II. Will the Inhumans join in the fight along side the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy? Maybe. Maybe not, but this comic here is the first Avengers book the Inhumans appear in. Neal Adams art, Roy Thomas writes and John Buscema provides the cover. It’s also an origin story on Black Bolt and Maximus. Another must buy here.

Iron Man #57 (1973) Black Bolt/Inhumans first appear in an Iron Man book.

Marvel Team-Up #11 (1973) First appearance with Spider-Man. John Romita Sr. cover.

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Inhumans #1 (1975) The first team solo comic. First appearance of Iridia.

Inhumans #3 (1976) First appearances of Falzon, Shatterstar and Phae-Dor.

Inhumans #10 (1977) First appearances of Skorn and Mon-Tog.

Inhumans #11 (1977) The first appearance of Korath The Pursuer.

Captain Marvel #53 (1977) Black Bolt teams with Captain Marvel. Art by Al Milgrom and cover by Gil Kane.

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Dazzler #19 (1982) Here’s a rare odd appearance. Danny Fingeroth writes, John Romita Jr./Bob Wiacek cover art.

Daredevil #272 (1989) First time in a Daredevil comic. Art and cover art; John Romita Jr.

The Inhumans Marvel Graphic Novel (1988) The first appearance of Black Bolt’s son Ahura.

Daredevil #279 (1990) The first comic book appearance of Ahura (Black Bolt’s son).

The New Warriors #6 (1990) Black Bolt/Inhumans appearance. Mark Bagley art/cover.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy #27 (1992) Inhumans appearance. First time in a GOTG book.

Marvel Comics Presents #168 (1994) A Black Bolt/Inhumans story. Black Bolt cover.

Alpha Flight/Inhumans Annual (1998) The first (and last?) team up of these two teams.

Inhumans Vol 2 #1 (1998) Marvel Knights series imprint begins. First appearances of Aeric and Marista. A classic Jae Lee cover.

Inhumans Vol 2 #2 (1998) First appearances; Neifi, Tonaja, Woz, Nahress, Carthus, Kalikya and Dinu.

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Inhumans Vol 2 #5 (1999) First appearances of Elejea, Mendicus and Black Widow;Yelena Belova.

Inhumans Vol 2 #6 (1999) First appearance of Veritus and Naanis.

Inhumans Vol 2 #7 (1999) First appearances of Belial Toiven and Rexel.

Inhumans Vol 3 #1 (2000) First appearances of Arvak, Dine and Ikarys.

Inhumans Vol 3 #2 (2000) First appearances of P’krrd, G’anym and Master Shakati.

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Inhumans Vol 3 #4 (2000) First appearances of Boeder and Eson.

Inhumans Vol 4 #1 (2003) First appearances of San, Alaris, Nallo and Senschi.

Inhumans Vol 4 #2 (2003) First Jolen.

The New Avengers #7 (2005) An important comic if (when) the Planet Hulk movie ever comes to fruition. InvestComics called the Planet Hulk movie years and years and years ago. We’re the best for a reason! The Illuminati first appear in this issue and guess who is on that board? Yep, Black Bolt.

Incredible Hulk #92 (2006) …And here’s the first Planet Hulk comic Black Bolt appears in with the Illuminati.

 

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Black Panther #18 (2006) First time appearing in a Black Panther title. Civil War crossover book. And Black Panther weds Storm. Awww…..

New Avengers Illuminati #1 (2006) The Illuminati get their own book. Might be only a dollar in some places right now for this comic, but this comic will explode once the Planet Hulk is announced. Could be years for that to happen, but when it does…….look out.

Incredible Hulk #100 (2007) First World War Hulk appearance.

Silent War #1 (2007) First appearances of Kurani and Avia.

Silent War #2 (2007) First appearances of Somnus and Desidera.

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Silent War #4 (2007) First appearance of The Pacifiers. Awesome John Watson cover.

Secret Invasion Inhumans #1 (2008) First appearances of Flugron and the Inhuman Royal Family Skrull. The Skrull dies in the very next issue.

Secret Invasion Inhumans #3 (2008) The first appearance of Pelagians and the Pelagia location.

War of Kings Saga #1 (2009) First time The Inhumans and Guardians of the Galaxy (current team, minus Starlord/Groot) are in the same book.

Guardians Of The Galaxy #13 (2009) Black Bolt/Inhumans appear with the current GOTG lineup in a Guardians book.

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Realm of Kings Inhumans #1 (2010) First appearance of Raankor.

Realm of Kings Inhumans #3 (2010) First appearance of Cteno.

Realm of Kings Inhumans #4 (2010) First Dendrok.

Inhumanity #1 (2014) First Petras.

Inhumanity #2 (2014) First appearances of Drive and Jim.

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Inhuman #1 (2014) First appearances of Agent Mason, Dante, Lash and Gabriela.

Inhuman #2 (2014) First appearances of Vinatos, Chynae and the new Attilan.

Inhuman #3 (2014) First appearances of Sterilon, Korvostax and Mother Bones.

Inhuman #4 (2014) First appearances of Xiaoyi and Forey.

Inhuman #5 (2014) An appearance by an unnamed NuHuman. Never know who later on this could be.

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Inhuman #7 (2014) First appearances; Auran, Nur and the New Attilan Force.

Inhuman #9 (2014) First Ennilux Corporation, The Capo and Xiaoyi as Iso.

Inhuman #11 (2015) First appearance of Bryan Horowitz.

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1 (2015) Black Blot and the Inhumans first appearance in a Deadpool book. It could be the first time they meet up actually.

 

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Darth Vader #8 – Star Wars comics are and will be a hot item week after week, month after month. Is there an introduction this week within the pages here? Possibly, but make no mistake here, Star Wars comics will be desirable up until the new movie release in December and well beyond actually.

We Stand On Guard #2 – Oh Canada! Looks like something else is hot regarding Canada besides their hockey. Brian K Vaughan is the responsible party for this happening.

Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #3 – The story line here is well received. As is mostly anything Spider-Man. Check out the Comicxposure variant(s) here. The various variants are selling like hotcakes.

Bloodshot Reborn #5 – Although Valiant Entertainment brings readers excellent material on the inside of their books, they visually give us stimulation on the outside with their covers too. Take a look at the respect given to John Romita Sr.’s Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1967).

Lobo Vol 3 #9 – The first appearance of Wyvern Cross.

 

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Guardians Of Knowhere #2 –  New character Yotat graces the cover.

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Jupiters Circle #5  Black & White variant is sold out.

Justice League God And Monsters Wonder Woman #1 – Darwyn Cooke variant; sold out.

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Jirni Vol 2 #1 – The Paolo Pantalena and Elizabeth Torque variants are both sold out.

This Damned Band #1 – Sold out.

King #1 and Muirwood Lost Abbey #1 – Sold out.

John Flood #1 – Sold out.

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Here are a few possible first appearances to look for this Wednesday. Lobo Vol 3 #9, the first appearance of Wyvern Cross? Not too sure. We found Alex Wyvern. DC fans, help us out, same dude or not? As a regular reader on the InvestComics website, you should know by now that we tell you every month to buy up the Star Wars comics. Not only are you buying good stories, but you’re getting a potential aftermarket bump speculative comic each and every time. The Star Wars craze is still five months away, but the new Marvel comics are reacting now. Any sign of a new character or major plot line and the market instantly reacts. Darth Vader #8 this Wednesday will be a book to buy. An introduction? Maybe. If not, you have great reading on your hands anyway. Worth the $4.99. It’s a win-win. Check out Guardians Of Knowhere #2, new character Yotat graces the cover. And finally, Detective Comics #43. First off, what a fantastic cover from Francis Manapul. And check out a new weapon in this comic to take down Bats and his team.

The Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows story line is firing on all cylinders. Spider-Man seems to always have a hit story line these days right? Well this week Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #3 will hit and the Comicxposure variant is a biggie. Look at that cover by Mike Deodato Jr. Awesome right? Maybe InvestComics will give one of these away! Stay tuned! In the meantime click the link and head on over to Comicxposure. Buy the variant before they are all gone.

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Brian K Vaughan continues his new hit series with We Stand On Guard #2. We Stand On Guard #1 is still available on Ebay for cover price. Click that link if you missed out on it before this series starts to really take off.

Frank Quitely’s Jupiters Circle #5; Black & White variant is sold out.

Darwyn Cooke variant; Justice League God And Monsters Wonder Woman #1 is sold out. The JL Gods and Monsters series each week keeps the readers coming back!

Valiant Entertainment brings it every single week. A must for any serious comic book reader. If you’re in the market for intelligent dialog mixed with action and great art, Valiant is the place to be. One of the Bloodshot Reborn #5 covers this Wednesday pays homage to the Amazing Spider-Man. The shout out goes to the classic Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1967 – First Kingpin – must own) cover from John Romita Sr.

Readers are in for a treat this week with Ms Marvel #17. Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel team up!

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Before moving on here. A reminder as we have mentioned so many times in the past here on InvestComics. Just because a comic is sold out does not mean there will be monetary gains to be had. At the end of the day, the sold out comic must bring something tangible to the table. Besides the obvious first appearance factor for a speculative book, It must bring a buzz/interest for fans to come back to buy more. Publishers have the responsibility to provide an on time comic to sustain that interest and buzz. If the comic comes out on time and the buzz sustains and the interest is there, it’s a mix for possible success within the aftermarket. A sold out comic does not mean aftermarket success. Many factors go into why a comic does well for speculators after its release. Know the guidelines, follow InvestComics to give you the scoops all the time on how to watch for these things. Another reason is the release count. This plays a huge part in the process as well. Too many copies make for a watered down product, thus affecting your bottom line. See, many factors. Stick around here as you do, you’ll learn the real factors as to why things do what they do in the market. We are the number one comic book speculation website for a reason. And thanks to all of you of course. So let’s move along shall we?

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Here are a bunch of comics sold out already; Aspen’s Jirni gets another go around with a new number one issue, Jirni Vol 2 #1. The Paolo Pantalena and Elizabeth Torque variants are both sold out. Two amazing talents. Dark Horse’s This Damned Band #1 is sold out. From Tony Parker and Paul Cornell. The ultimate limited edition Lady Death collection is here. Brian Pulidos Lady Death; Death Goddess Deluxe Edition Box Set from Boundless Comics is sold out. Only 100 sets available. 13 volumes, 10 covers and 3 foil editions. King #1 and Muirwood Lost Abbey #1 from publisher Jet City Comics are both sold out. Boom Studios John Flood #1, sold out. Like tattoos? How about a tattoo comic book?! Ink For Beginners A Comic Guide To Getting Tatttooed from Big Planet Comics is sold out.

And Dark Corridor #1 from Image Comics looks like a great read.

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Throughout the years InvestComics has explained that there is something within the speculative/collectors market that is just as important as the first appearance of a character. Sometimes an overlooked nugget, but most are privy to it. A characters second appearance is not only a fun get, but sometimes very affordable. Sometimes not, therein is the chance to make your decision as an investor to jump in or not. We cannot make that decision for you, nor would we. We will simply guide you and the rest is up to you.

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Journey Into Mystery #88 (1963) Loki’s second appearance. Cover by Ditko and Kirby.

Daredevil #169 (1981) Second Elektra appearance. Frank Miller pencils, writes and cover art.

Amazing Spider-Man #51 (1967) With Daredevil coming on strong with a second season, no telling how far this series is going. Kingpin’s second appearance. John Romita Sr. pencils and cover art.

Detective Comics #474 (1977) Suicide Squad is coming next year. Here is the Deadshot appearance everyone is after. It’s actually the second appearance, but the first of the all-new Deadshot.

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Werewolf By Night #33 (1975) Moon Knight’s second appearance. Gil Kane/Klaus Janson cover.

Tales of Suspense #60 (1964) Second Hawkeye.

Firestorm #2 (1978) Second appearance of Martin Stein/Ronnie Raymond, aka Firestorm. Gerry Conway writes, Al Milgrom pencils and cover art. Superman appearance and first appearance of Multiplex.

Daredevil #132 (1976) Bullseye’s second appearance. Marv Wolman writes.

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Tales of Suspense #53 (1964) Black Widow (Natalia Romanova) second appearance. Don Heck pencils. Kirby cover. Watcher’s origin.

Aquaman #42 (1968) The Aquaman is set to make a big “splash” with his movie appearance in Batman vs Superman. Black Manta is Aquaman’s main adversary. Look for Black Manta to either appear now or in Aquaman’s solo flick. Here’s Manta’s second. Jim Aparo pencils and a Nick Cardy cover.

Detective Comics #656 (1993) Cannot figure out which comic came first after Bane’s first appearance. Either this one or Batman #489. The Detective comic; Sam Kieth cover, Chuck Dixon writes, and Tom Mandrake pencils.

Batman #489 (1993) Jim Aparo pencils and Doug Moench writes.

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Throughout the years InvestComics has explained that there is something within the speculative/collectors market that is just as important as the first appearance of a character. Sometimes an overlooked nugget, but most are privy to it. A characters second appearance is not only a fun get, but sometimes very affordable. Sometimes not, therein is the chance to make your decision as an investor to jump in or not. We cannot make that decision for you, nor would we. We will simply guide you and the rest is up to you.

We are proud to present a new regular feature on InvestComics called Second Appearances. Here you will see a list of comics featuring some A list characters and not so A list characters. Either way, the speculator will have an inside track on a characters second appearance. What if a character blows up and the first appearance is out of reach financially? Very simple actually, buy the second appearance. Some of the naysayers may say, what and why the second appearance? Well, the fact that two of the premiere grading companies (CBCS and CGC) recognize and highlight second appearances is clue enough. It’s a factor within the hobby. It is important, so why not go with the flow and start getting some of those second appearances? As said earlier, some of them are surprisingly affordable too.

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The Amazing Spider-Man #195 (1979) Second Black Cat appearance. Marv Wolman writes, art by Keith Pollard.

Fantastic Four #53 (1966) The second Black Panther. Stan Lee writes, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott art. First appearance of Klaw. Origin of both Black Panther and Klaw. A very nice buy right now.

Incredible Hulk Annual #5 (1976) The true second appearance of Groot. Appearing in a reprint issue after his first appearance, this comic is a NEW Groot story, thus making it more of a second appearance than the Where Monsters Dwell #6 (1970) comic. Written by Chris Claremont/Len Wein, art by Sal Buscema and cover by Jack Kirby.

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Hero For Hire #2 (1972) Second Luke Cage Appearance. John Romita Sr. cover.

The New Teen Titans #9 (1981) Deathstroke’s second appearance here. Writer Marv Wolfman and Art/cover by George Perez. Extremely underrated and affordable book.

Amazing Spider-Man #134 (1974) Second appearance of the Punisher. Also the first appearance of the Tarantula. A surprisingly affordable comic in the aftermarket.

Fantastic Four #49 (1966) Second Silver Surfer, first full appearance of Galactus and first time Silver Surfer and Galactus appear on the cover together. A classic comic from Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Joe Sinnott.

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The Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1 (1994) The first appearance of Harley Quinn out of reach? How about the Second appearance and first origin of Harley Quinn? This comic should be just attractive to Harley fans as is her first appearance.

Captain Marvel #25 (1973) Second Thanos appearance. Jim Starlin pencils,collaboration cover with Joe Sinnott.

Star Wars #43 (1981) The second COMIC BOOK appearance of Boba Fett.

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Here’s the latest installment of long lost since forgotten comic books. Many of these comics are simply not spoken of anymore and SOME of these have no monetary value in the speculative market, but do have a place in our hearts. Great stories and amazing creative talents accompany most of these books. Into the abyss these comics have gone, but here they are once again. Buy them, read them, they’re fun.

 

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Machine Man #1 (1984) This amazing 4 issue limited series was brought to us by the late great Herb Trimpe. Barry Windsor Smith handled all four of the “transformation” covers. Overall great comic.

Mephisto Vs. … #1 (1987) Mephisto wanted to fight everyone apparently back in the 80’s. So much so he got his own limited series. Each issue featured a different opponent. The battles included; Fantastic Four, X-Men, X-Factor and the Avengers. Al Milgrom writes. John Buscema art.

Akira #1 (1988) Akira was the first major manga series to ever hit at Marvel. 38 issues in all. Amazing storytelling and art in these comics. Writer Mary Jo Duffy lead the way here. Last 2 issues in this series (1996) had Contributors Dave Gibbons, Mark Texeira, Larry Hama, John Romita Sr., Joe Mad and Warren Ellis. Near mint copies of Akira books will run a little bit in the wallet, but well worth it.

Shatter #1 Special Edition (1985) The first all computer generated (Mac) digital print comic ever by First Comics (how appropriately named). Mike Saenz had all hands on deck with this “Mac” experiment. Art/inks/colors/letter/cover. When this comic came out, it was hot. Nowadays, well that’s a different story. One can purchase this comic for less than $2 on Ebay. Go ahead, click the link or comic, buy it, you’ll own a part of pop culture history.

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Iron Man Crash (1988) Here we have the first all digital (Mac) graphic novel. This time from Marvel. Mike Saenz again had his hands all over the digital first, this time with William Bates lending a hand.

Batman Digital Justice (1990) As usual it seems, DC Comics took their time coming around. Joining the digital era 5 years after the first computer generated comic. DC went big though. 116 pages of computer generated mac art featuring Digital Batman. Batman in the digital world was the grandson of Commissioner Gordon. First and last appearance of Digital Batman.

Avengers #239 (1984) David Letterman’s 33 year run ended last night. What a run it has been. On a personal note; I still own recorded VHS tapes in my storage of this show back when I was going to school. I knew I couldn’t stay up that late so I set the VCR to record the show so I could watch it when I got home. What is a VHS tape and VCR? Google it. David Letterman’s first of many appearances in comic books happened right here. Written by Roger Stern, art by Al Milgrom. Cover collaboration by Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. A keeper for any David Letterman fan. So long Dave and thanks for making me laugh!

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30474_20120422194521_largeIt’s Superbowl Sunday 2014. The NFL’s first appearance in a big market company came in 1991’s NFL SuperPro #1 from Marvel Comics. Creators attached were Nicieza, Delbo, DeCarlo, Frenz, Sinnott, and Legend John Romita Sr. Nice line up right? And a Spidey appearance! Too bad the comic is pediatrics office material. If anything, it was a fun comic!

One particular comic really has our attention this week. No it’s definitely not Ms. Marvel #1, more on her in a bit. But the comic that has our ears peered up is Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2013) #5. Not only does this issue possess a very cool cover from Marco Rudy, but a history making comic here folks! Well that’s according to Marvel, so we’ll take this with a grain of salt. Curiosity does have the best of us here though. The issue promises “….the craziest two page spread in comic book history!” Yes, you read that right. Now Marvel must deliver. What do you think? Will they? Take it off the shelf and take a looksee.

DC will be milking the recent success of Jokers Daughter with the release of Batman Joker’s Daughter (2014) #1. The character still remains a mysterious one as does the speculation market. As DC rams the character down our throats, look for pricing across the board to level off……a lot. Simply put, too much of a good thing is never good. Holding back a bit on the Jokers Daughter would help the speculative market immensely. Giving a steady diet is what the doctor should order here, but we know that’s not going to happen. DC will beat this character to death to the point no one will care about her. A perfect example of this would be the Lobo character back in the day. Of course it’s happened countless times since then, but Lobo was so hot at one time and then just sort of faded away because of the overkill. Deadpool comes to mind too. Marvel released a new number one issue last week with “Deadpool” in the title and retailers are probably trying to figure out a way to give them away at this point. Too much of a good thing is not always good.

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Case in point with Punisher (2014 10th Series) #1 and Ms. Marvel (2014 3rd Series) #1. Punisher was in that same boat at one time, appearing in every single comic imaginable. Frank Castle even teamed up with Archie at one point. Although his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #129 (1974) is a steady book, it’s become a “slow” steady book. Still a good investment, but you’ll have to wait a while for any sort of real return on that comic. A good hold book these days.

You know what Carol, Sharon, Karla, Deidre, and Kamala all have in common? They were all Ms. Marvel’s at one time. Now with Marvel’s latest Ms. Marvel #1 they are doing what any normal business model would do and that’s a money grab. Nothing wrong with making money right? But when it comes at the expense of selling an ethnicity, it’s a bit disappointing. Marvel did the same exact thing with Miles, an African American Spider-Man. Marvel can spin it anyway they’d like, but they got what they wanted and that’s major press on that announcement.  The same holds for the press they received on the new Ms. Marvel. Yes she’s Muslim. She’s the first Muslim Super-Hero ever in the Marvel Universe. Why must we go down this road again exactly? Money, yes that’s right. All this being said, Captain Marvel #14 (2013), the first appearance of Kamala Khan and the Ms. Marvel #1 issue will reward nicely in the aftermarket because of the ridiculous hyperbole surrounding it. Do not, I repeat, do not think holding onto this comic will bring bigger fortunes down the road. It will not. Marvel will realize after a 12 issue run or so, with slumping sales, they’ll cancel the series and Ms. Marvel, no matter what race will go back to being that third rate character……in turn leaving you with a bunch of worthless comics.

Let me clarify one thing though. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a having an African American or Muslim super-hero. Why not just do it without the fanfare? Exploiting a superheroes ethnicity, sexuality (gay), and or any other human element for a mere profit instead of awareness is not educational but a lack of judgment of making these superheroes to be “different” and not within the fabric of society as everyday people, but outsiders. I like to think we’re better than this.

Marvel throws another Wolverine #1 (relaunch) at us. Number 5 for those keeping score at home. Wolverine (2014 5th Series) #1 will be as big a bore as it’s expected to be. He’s holding a gun on the cover. Wow. Loki brings the same sentiments here with Loki Agent Of Asgard (2014) #1. This cover is a huge bore, sorry Jenny Frison, but you’ve done much better.

In X-Men (2013) 3rd Series #10 we will see the recruitment of two female characters, Typhoid Mary and the Enchantress. Typhoid Mary’s first appearance in Daredevil #254 (1988) was a hot commodity at one time. Nowadays you can probably find this comic in the 50 cent long boxes. Still a very cool book to own if you don’t already. Journey Into Mystery #103 features the first appearance of the Enchantress. Jack “King” Kirby is all over this comic. A must own.

Captain America (2012 7th Series) #16 will focus on Jet Black once again. Her first appearance happened way way back in Captain America #1 of this series.

Superior Carnage gets his own annual this week; Superior Carnage (2013) Annual #1. Looks like a great read, check it out.

Ghost Solider will be making their presence known again in Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #28 this week. Check out the first appearance a couple of issue prior in #26.

Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #28 will be one of those cool flip issues, with Red Lanterns #28. All that with a $2.99 price tag.

One of the best buys this week has to go out to Turok Dinosaur Hunter (2014 Dynamite) #1. Definitely get one of the higher end variants to flip. As always a CGC signature series (9.8 or higher) will fetch the most bucks. Look for a sellout on this book and a spike in the Valiant series from 1993. And no you’re not seeing double, the Dynamite cover pays homage to the Valiant series. At least we hope Dynamite relates that someplace, otherwise it’s a ripoff.

If you’re looking for a bunch of first appearances in one comic this week, check out Sonic Universe (2009) #60. And also check out the new comic from Image Comics Apocalypse Al (2014) #1. Writer J. Michael Straczynski on this one, a sure sellout, and you better get your hands on this one.

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This past week we all read about Stan Lee getting a pacemaker for the ol’ ticker. Everyone here at InvestComics wishes Stan Lee a speedy recovery! We all look forward to seeing you back on the convention circuit! Get well Stan!

InvestComics has been around now for 6 years. Wow, seems like yesterday the free InvestComics’ magazines were going out to the Ebay winners and also sitting on some comic shop counters. Ah, the good old days! Okay enough reminiscing. A few days ago a new exclusive InvestComics article appeared in the newly released Mancave Playbabes digital magazine, issue #3 (October). You can buy it on the InvestComics website right HERE or go to the Mancave Playbabes website right HERE. It’s an honor to be involved with such an upscale product and also an honor that InvestComics has found an Exclusive home as well. Mancave Playbabes saw the InvestComics product and recognized it enough to have a regular monthly column within the magazine. Look for more news concerning the MC/IC team-up!

New York Comic Con 2012 is 11 days away! Being that this is the third consecutive year that InvestComics will be attending as press; the excitement is as though it was the first. This doesn’t get stale at all. Do yourself a favor and visit the convention for at least one day if at all possible. The experience is like being at Disney, but with a different kind of fulfillment. It helps the inner geek more so because it’s for the adults rather than for the kids. Yes weird isn’t it, a comic book convention NOT for children? Yes times have changed.

As teased on the InvestComics Facebook page, InvestComics will do some cool things in relation to YOU the fans and tomorrow we’ll be releasing a cool little news piece that YOU the fan can get involved in. But be sure to be on top of it because there are a limited number of spots! More coming down the pike from the NYCC trip, but that’ll have to wait until we get back. Cool stuff coming!

This past week we all read about Stan Lee getting a pacemaker for the ol’ ticker. Everyone here at InvestComics wishes Stan Lee a speedy recovery! We all look forward to seeing you back on the convention circuit! Get well Stan!

Let’s get started with the “Zero-less” DC comics InvestComics Comic Hot Picks for this week. Yippee, no more Zero issues!

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So what will DC comics do for an encore after what seemed like weeks and weeks of those Zero issues? Well you can start with getting the lame character Penguin back into the mix in Detective Comics #13. Yes that’s right, the Penguin is a lame character, let’s all stop pretending like we really care about him. But maybe, just maybe we’ll get a different spin on him from one of the better writers out there in the comic industry; Mr. John Layman. Of course we all know John from the Image Comics CHEW series, but do we know that John originally had his hands on a Batman comic from 2002? Yes he did, really. Check out Batman/Deathblow: After the Fire #1, you’ll see John Layman as the Editor of that comic. How cool is that!? Encore…..encore!

Okay want more from DC this week? How about Stormwatch #13? Of all the comics to reintroduce Jack ‘The King’ Kirby’s Demon into the New 52 “modern time setting”, it has to be Stormwatch? Okay. Jack Kirby first introduced us to Etrigan the Demon back in 1972. This was and IS essentially Jack Kirby’s character, having his paws all over this comic as Penciler, Cover Artist and Writer. So do yourself a favor and buy the 1972 comic to see a master at work and to own a nice first appearance of a character that is getting reintroduced in today’s “New 52”. Encore…..encore!

Want MORE from DC Comics this week? Tough crowd! Okay how about Action Comics #13? So what to talk this issue up about you ask? How about the cool artistry of Travel Foreman? That’s a start. How about the return of Krypto? Yes now that’s neat! The return of a dog with a cape! YAY for comic books! Superman’s best friend first appeared in Adventure Comics #255 WAY back in 1955. Wow that’s an old dog!! Hold on, let’s get the calculator out, be right back…………………………………….Okay so the age of Krypto here is 399. Not bad! Must be the healthy dog food Clark gives him.

So moving away from Crypto the dog, we find something here just as old here on InvestComics Comic Hot Picks and that’s Marvel’s absence from the list. Not anymore true believers! (Thanks Stan!).

So what does Marvel have to offer up this week that’s worth a mention? How about we have some fun first? It’s always about business! Not really, but that sounded like a nice way to ease into this.

XMenUncanny X-Men #19 presents fans with a kissy kissy romantic cover this week. When first seeing this, it got me thinking about ALL of those romantic poses and kissy covers over the years for the X-Men titles. So I set out and found a bunch of romance for the InvestComics fans. That’s right! Scroll through many X-Men titles, related titles and promo’s pertaining to the art of LOVE from the images below. See don’t say InvestComics never looks out for ya…..

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Amazing Spider-Man #695 brings the Hobgoblin back into Peter’s tormented life. All leading up to the Amazing Spider-Man #700 which will probably make headline news for the “shock” that it will bring….BUT things will settle down and go back to normal, won’t they? Hobby’s first appearance is in Amazing Spider-Man #238 (1983). This amazing (no pun intended) collector’s issue is not only the debut of one of the elite villains within Spidey’s rouge gallery, but also an abundance of creative talent attached here! Here’s the lineup, writer Roger Stern, penciler John Romita Jr. and a cover by Romita Jr. AND Romita Sr.!! This comic needs to be in your collection if it’s not already there, which it should be.

On from the topic of awesomeness to lame and then back to awesomeness. Follow that? Okay so moving on from the topic of Amazing Spider-Man #238 we come to the lame duck this week called Spaceknights #1. This comic collects Spaceknights #1 & 2 from 2000. Wow this is lame. Lame on many levels, but the most glaring and obvious reason is that Spaceknights from 2012 (pinup? mention?) nor the old 2000 miniseries gives the one character that is excluded from the Spaceknights books and that is THE Spaceknight himself ROM. ROM is awesomeness. You see, Marvel cannot include ROM for legal reasons, but can use Spaceknights because they own that. Who cares?? ROM is the prize here. If Disney can buy Marvel Entertainment for 4 Billion dollars, there has to be a way to pry ROM away. Get ROM back Disney! Imagine this, ready for this? A ROM Pixar movie!! YES!!

Well It looks like we’ll all witness the demise of our favorite blind lawyer Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil this week in Daredevil End of Days. And if it’s any dead giveaway or indication of who is responsible for his death from this cover, it’s Bullseye! Bullseye is THE villain within his rogue gallery. Yes Kingpin is cool, but Bullseye, he’s the thorn that forever lives in his side. Check out the guy who sends Matt to his maker in his first appearance in Daredevil #131 (1976). And to sweeten the debut of Bullseye the story is written by Marv Wolfman.

And finally from Marvel, Avengers vs. X-Men #12 wraps up. Yes hooray.

There are two number one issues to look for this week; Non-Humans #1 from Image Comics and the soon to be megahit Robyn Hood #1 from Zenescope Entertainment. Zenescope recognizes the need for more bad ass female leads and they may well have it!

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Amazing Spider-Man Checklist #1

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Welcome to InvestComics Amazing Spider-Man Checklist (Part 1). All of his main titles will be covered and then some other books, including some obscure silly books. Keep in mind here that while this is one of the most comprehensive Spider-Man lists you will find, there are some comics and creators that were missed and some that were missed on purpose. So if you’re seeking out the first appearance of Mountain Marko or Red 9, you won’t find it here. But you’ll find the first appearance of Man-Wolf! Or if you’re looking for that special 1 in 15 variant cover, or the 30 cent variant …..you won’t find those here either. Just some key issues (and “not” so key issues), but if you think you have one that we missed, do not hesitate to give us your pick(s) below in the comments section or on Facebook or Tweet us!

So first a quick video Intro! This video covers all of the comics that will be covered in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks. Enjoy the images and music first, then come back…….go ahead you can, we’ll be right here waiting for ya!

Spider-Man

Amazing Fantasy #15This would be the first and foremost obvious pick out of the gate here. For those that are not comic collectors and just happened to stumble upon this article, Amazing Fantasy #15 is the first appearance of Spider-Man. Owning this comic is the equivalent of owning Action Comics #1 from DC Comics. Now while Spidey’s first appearance is not worth as much monetarily, it carries the same stature as owning the flagship character within the Marvel Comics line as does Superman (Action Comics #1) does for DC Comics. If you ever have the chance to somehow be in a position to own this comic book, don’t think twice about it.

The first 50 comics in the original Amazing Spider-Man (1963) rivals as good of a run in any collection of books you will find within the comic hobby anywhere.

Amazing Spider-Man

Amazing Spider-Man #1Gives us the first appearance of the biggest thorn in Peter Parker’s side for the last 48 years or so……his boss, J. Jonah Jameson. This comic also features the first Chameleon.

Amazing Spider-Man #2The second issue has the first Tinkerer! Well that’s not the character we’re looking for now is it? No of course not, The Vulture makes his debut in the second issue. Now that’s the one we were looking for!

Amazing Spider-Man #3Features the debut of the second Spider-Man film star Dr. Octopus. And from the third Spidey Film…

Amazing Spider-Man #4We have our first look at the Sandman in this issue. So there you have the first four issues of Amazing Spider-Man with first appearances of some of the most enigmatic characters in the history of the franchise; characters that have withstood the test of time and continue to be a basic part of Spider-Man’s rogue gallery in the modern day.

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Amazing Spider-Man #5The first true test of Spider-Man and his “amazing powers” came in these pages where he faced off and first met Dr. Doom for the first time. The Spider-Man rogue gallery continues to grow in the very next issue……

Amazing Spider-Man #6The latest Spider-Man movie has Dr. Conner becoming the Lizard and this is where we first see the reptile. Although the Lizard inside of the Spider-Man comics truly represents the villain, the movie changes things up a bit and this is the first disappointment off the bat from the trailers. Same as they did in the second movie with Goblin’s metal faceplate. Very disappointing…..

Amazing Spider-Man #9Jumping to the next issue, the introduction of this character (which would be awesome to see on the big screen one day!) makes for an electrifying issue to own. If you can buy this issue within the $2400 range, buy it. It has upside all over this one. Electro makes his debut here.

Amazing Spider-Man #10The first of the “weaker” debuts falls on the 10th. The Enforcers.

Amazing Spider-Man #13Lucky 13 debuts a villain that was rumored a while back to appear in the latest Spidey film, unfortunately we didn’t get him. Mysterio would have been quite a challenge to sell to the audience with that big ole’ globe on his head, but hey we all were sold on cars turning into giant robots right?

Amazing Spider-Man #15 Kraven the Hunter makes his first appearance right here. 279 issues later though….well we’ll get to that.

Amazing Spider-Man #20Another cool villain that we all await to see on the big screen one day makes his way into Peter’s tormented life. Scorpion’s first appearance right here.

Amazing Spider-Man #25Sticking with the torment in Peter’s life (just kidding ladies!), Peter meets two women that will change his life forever. Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy. One of these women does not get another date after 96 issues. More on that in a bit. This issue also debuts the robot Spider-Slayer. More on that as well later.

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Amazing Spider-Man #28The Molten Man makes his debut here. Very interesting value comparison here with the previous issue. The Molten Man doesn’t command that much attention in the collectors market does he? No he doesn’t. Take a look at that cover. That black cover is near impossible to find in a high grade. That’s the explanation to that.

Amazing Spider-Man #33This comic has absolutely no first appearances, has no death, no life changing moments. The first “classic cover” by Steve Ditko in this Amazing Spider-Man run besides the first issue.

Amazing Spider-Man #37First appearance of Norman! Norman Osborn that is.

Amazing Spider-Man #39 The iconic John Romita Sr. debuts his beautiful Spider-Man artistry right here. This Near Mint Gem comes in at only $1600. And just look at that cover! What a wonderful piece of history to own here.

Amazing Spider-Man #40The following issue features the Green Goblin’s origin. While it may cost you a few dollars more to get THIS issue, the real winner is the previous issue.

Amazing Spider-Man #41The first appearances continue onward here in this ridiculous run. Most fans were hoping to see the Rhino make it to the big screen this go around, but not this time.

Amazing Spider-Man #46Shocker’s first appearance.

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Amazing Spider-Man #50As said earlier in this article. The first 50 comics in the Amazing Spider-Man run…..unreal and rivaled to any of the biggest character names out there. This comic not only has the first appearance of Kingpin, but it’s a classic cover from John Romita Sr. The classic of all classic Spidey comics.

Amazing Spider-Man #78First appearance of the Prowler.

Amazing Spider-Man #80 The first Bronze Age Spider-Man comic. A fantastic buy at only $125.

Amazing Spider-Man #90Death finds its way into Spider-Man’s life, with more to come…..The death of Captain Stacy right here.

Amazing Spider-Man #96The famous “drug issue”. This would be the first time in comic book history that drugs were the focal point of a storyline. It’s also the first time that the “comic approved stamp” was not on the cover. It would return only to disappear for good years later.

Amazing Spider-Man #101 Before Twilight, before Anne Rice, before Blade, there was Morbius! This comic paved the way for cooler vampires.

Amazing Spider-Man #102The origin of Morbius.

Amazing Spider-Man #121Death comes knocking at Peter’s door once again. The death of Gwen Stacy. Boy did this rip Peter apart. Oh well, still has Mary Jane hanging around!

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Amazing Spider-Man #122The death of Green Goblin. No worries here though, something happens 4 issues later that fulfills that void left in your gut. Amazing Spider-Man #126 =  Harry Osborn as Green Goblin 2.

Amazing Spider-Man #124The first appearance of Man-Wolf! Awesome…..right? $120 for this comic. 

Amazing Spider-Man #125The origin of Man-Wolf. $100.

Amazing Spider-Man #129First appearance of the Punisher. At one time this comic garnered a lot of attention. A LOT! With all of the changes over the years to this great vigilante character, the demand has waned a bit. Still a comic book that should be in your collection though. If Marvel ever decides to take this character seriously to the point of epic proportions (a la’ Batman), this comic will be untouchable once again. Give Frank Castle A.K.A. the Punisher the right direction and all hell will break loose with this collector’s item once again. At $500 (NM), it’s still a nice investment, but you may have to wait a little while to see some growth.

Amazing Spider-Man #134 – And way behind the Punisher debut 5 issues earlier we come to the first appearance of Tarantula.

Amazing Spider-Man #136  – First appearance of Green Goblin 2.

Amazing Spider-Man #181An early retelling of Spider-Man’s origin. Only $30!

Amazing Spider-Man #182So with Gwen Stacy out of the picture some 61 issues ago, what better time to ask for Mary Jane’s hand in marriage? Peter’s “first” proposal.

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Amazing Spider-Man #194First appearance of the Black Cat. So Peter asks Mary Jane to marry him a few issues back and now this very hot girl in black spandex comes into the picture to make Peter have second thoughts. This stuff never happens in real life! Silly comic book stuff. What’s not so silly is the $90 price tag on here. Not too shabby! Guess that’s what Peter was saying too.

Amazing Spider-Man #195The origin of the Black Cat. Big drop off to only $25 for this issue.

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Amazing Spider-Man #238The first appearance of a major villain in sometime within the Spidey run. Hobgoblin debuts.

Amazing Spider-Man #252The entire Spider-Man history can be summed up into 4 parts. Speaking only in terms of the Spider-Man title books here, each part transcended Spidey onto a “New Level” if you will. Of course every story needs a beginning, Amazing Fantasy #15. A middle, which is this comic right here. The Debut of the Alien costume within the pages of Amazing Spider-Man would change the way Spider-Man as a character and franchise would be viewed forever. The cover says it all folks. Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #252 will be forever linked. Yes issue #252 is THAT important. The third is issue #298, more on that in just a bit. And as for the fourth part of Spidey history, that would be Ultimate Spider Man #1, which comes much later on and we’ll get to it.

Amazing Spider-Man #259The “origin” of Mary Jane? That’s funny, don’t us “regular people/humans” all have the same origin? Okay, well here is the origin of Mary Jane.

Amazing Spider-Man #265First appearance of Silver Sable.

Amazing Spider-Man #272The first Modern Age Issue! Only $4. 

Amazing Spider-Man #294279 issues later…….Kraven’s demise right here.

Amazing Spider-Man #298 – The “third” part to the Spider-Man history, right here. Todd McFarlane made his debut on Spider-Man and changed the style of this character so much so that artist today still imitate the “look”. He brought a new look to Spidey that was never seen before as did Frank Miller with Batman, Neal Adams with Green Lantern, Walt Simonson with Thor and so on. Todd McFarlane’s first Spider-Man is well worth the money you put down on it. Oh yes and this comic features a cameo from a villain named Venom.

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Amazing Spider-Man #299First time we see Venom in costume. A “cameo” once again. Boy that cameo stuff is strange. This truly is the first time we ever see Venom and it’s not the issue that draws the big bucks, its issue 300 that does. Why? Weird.

Amazing Spider-Man #300So this is the first “FULL” Venom story. While Hobgoblin some 62 issues ago was an important vital part of Spidey’s rogue gallery, this villain named Venom is probably the most recognized villains to come out of the Spidey Universe ever. Fans get instantly excited at the mention or sight of Venom in the pages of a Spidey book. Now granted over the years Venom was in every comic book known to man, as much as Wolverine was (still is) which caused his value to drop a bit. That said, Venom’s first appearance is still a must for any Spider-Man or comic book collector.

Amazing Spider-Man #302First appearance of Wes Cassady.

Amazing Spider-Man #304First Jonathan Caesar and Black Fox.

Amazing Spider-Man #344First appearance of Cletus Kasady (Carnage)

Amazing Spider-Man #583The first time President Obama shows up in a comic. The start of absolute money grab from every comic company on the planet.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1The first appearance of the Sinister Six.

Amazing Spider-Man #30 Vol.2 First appearances by Morlun and Ezekiel. This issue is also the first from creator Michael Straczynski. Great characters, great creator and great cover!

Amazing Spider-Man #36  Vol. 2A special World Trade Center 9/11 tribute issue. A fantastic read and a very hard comic to get in Gem Mint condition due to the fact of the all black cover.

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #1The first “new” Spidey series other than Amazing. That cover sure does look familiar though! (*AHEM amazing spider-man #134 AHEM*) A $50 comic with Spidey’s origin retold.

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Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #28Just as much as Frank Miller transcending Batman, he did the same for the Daredevil character. This comic provides the first time Frank Miller penciled Daredevil.

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #64Cloak & Dagger make their first appearance right here. Buy it.

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #103Sometimes looking around the comic book collecting landscape, one shakes their head saying to themselves “how can that be worth only $3?” But yes, $3 will get you the first work from Peter David. Sweet.

Marvel Team-Up

Marvel Team-Up #1 – The first of a 150 issue run. These comics were awesome and fun!

Marvel Team-Up #53John Byrne’s first X-Men art.

Marvel Team-Up #65Welcome to America Captain Britain! First time we see the Captain here in the States.

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Marvel Team-Up #100First appearance of Karma, origin of Storm and Frank Miller art! All this for $6?!

Marvel Team-Up #141The “co-first appearance” of the alien costume.

Spidey Comics

Spider-Man #1 – Todd McFarlane’s Spidey #1 was mass produced to epic proportions. The entire run of 98 issues could be bought at less than $3 a piece. All but 2 that is. Spider-Man #1 – WalMart edition at about $20 and the golden prize of the run, well actually it’s the “Platinum” prize of the run is Spider-Man #1 Platinum Edition coming in at the $100 range.

Spider-Man Unlimited #8 – This little $3 comic was written by Joe Hill! Yes THE Joe Hill!! What you don’t know Joe Hill? How about Stephen King? You know that guy right? Okay well, Joe Hill is actually Joseph Hillstrom King. Oh okay, now you’re following. Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son and he writes too. This would be his first comic book work.

Ultimate Spider-Man #1There are essentially 4 tiers within the Spider-Man history universe. We discussed the previous three already. Ultimate Spider-Man brought the newest way to view Spidey. It’s another game changer. The new Spider-Man movie is basically going back to the Spidey roots with a younger Peter with a twist to his origin. Ultimate Spidey went back to Spidey’s roots too. Love it or hate it, the Ultimate Spider-Man book became the “next chapter” in the Spider-Man genre. With a ridiculous 16 different number one variant issues available, the best of the bunch goes to the White variant.

 

Invest wisely. Read Spidey.

Jay Katz

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 7-22-09

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600 is the magic number this week. Marvel has big reveals, returns, Stan Lee and a wedding! Come, your reservation awaits you. 

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couple of Marvel 600 issues come at us this Wednesday with a lot to offer as far as storytelling goes. The market value for big anniversary books usually tend to keep a low profile on the investment side. That said, with the demand for Variant covers running amuck, the investor should always look toward the Variant on any anniversary or annual comic as far as a resell goes. Here is a little bit of a break down between the two of these 600 issues. First let’s look at Spidey. Big guns on this 600th issue, Stan Lee, John Romita Sr, John
Romita JR, Joe Kelly, Mark Waid and the list go on. Long time fan favorite Doc Ock returns, a wedding is taking place (who?) and a Daredevil appearance. The
best part of Spidey’s 600th is that we get 104 pages of NEW Spidey story. No reprints to for page filler and to get more money out of us. Now the Hulk’s 600th issue, speaking of page filler this one has some Loeb Gray reprint stuck in it. The list of creators on this issue is not as extensive as Spidey’s but just the regular crew doing their thing. Jeph Loeb & Ed Mcguinness head up the milestone here. A Spider-Man appearance in this one with the BIG REVEAL attached to it makes for some reading fun. Who is Red Hulk?? Does anyone still care? Here’s the deal fans, like mentioned above. These comics will not sustain
a long term investment here. You have to buy those pricey Variants and CGC them. Get a good grade and sell them at a very large premium. Do this quickly though. The interest in these issues will be short lived. So don’t forget to buy those reading copies, these comics are going to be a fun read.

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Invincible #64  It’s the finale of a serious beat
down and a death will occur. Conquest:Conclusion, right here.

 

Here are some other Comics to check out this Wednesday

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See you next week

Invest Wisely

Jay Katz

 

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 2-11-09

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Hot Picks this week has 2 highly recommended choices. One features an Icon artist while the other features an Icon writer. Click ahead to make a couple of guaranteed Investments this week.
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Batman # 686  In case you might not have heard, but Batman is dead. Well that’s what DC wants everyone to believe; too bad Marvel released that Obama/Spidey book the same week Batman supposedly died. Not much play for Bruce taking the dirt nap (maybe it’s because we all know he’s coming back). Okay so DC dropped the ball (again) on this one, but they are back with a biggie. Anyone remember how big the Superman story written by Alan Moore called ‘Whatever happened to the man of tomorrow’ was? Yes it’s still one of the best Superman stories ever told. Now enter Batman. Alan Moore isn’t returning for this one, but Neil Gaiman is coming on board for the ‘Whatever happened to the cape crusader?’ 2 part story that promises to be a high-quality, well written, demandable comic book. Andy Kubert is on board to work his great illustrations into a comic that has mass appeal already. Kubert only helps the value of this comic. Do not miss this comic collectors, it’s going to be a sure fire hit with multiple printings to follow. 

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Masquerade # 1  Here’s a comic coming from Dynamite that has some potential. Good storytelling, good artwork and a virgin variant from John Romita Sr. The variant, if you could get it should be bought. A John Romita Sr. variant is a great treasure to have, a virgin variant is even better. Buy this one and hold on to it for a long time. Romita Sr. will be legend one day, or maybe he already is, whatever your opinion, hold onto that as well. It’s yours. 

 

 

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Thor # 600  Stan Lee returns to Marvel again for a special Thor story within these 104 pages of comic good heaven. Join the party! And look at that Dell’Otto variant cover, now that’s cool.

 

 

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Incognito # 2  The second Installment of the hot series hits your local comic shop. Do we hear ‘Cinema?’

 

 

 

Here are some other Interesting things coming your way this week……. 

R.E.B.E.L.S. # 1

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 X-Men Origins Sabretooth

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 Dredd VS. Alien Statue – By First 4 Figures and Dark Horse. Retail $250

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Some Great Covers This Week…….Covers Of The Week

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See you next week.

Invest Wisely.

Jay Katz

 

Signature Comics – Dynamic Forces

A Website at noon sells signed comics everyday

(Originally published on April 9th 2008)

Do you like Jim Lee? Do you like John Romita JR? Maybe you’re a Michael Turner fan. How about grabbing an authentic signature comic by a legend like John Romita Sr for a minimal fee?? Everyday at noon this website has a NEW comic that goes on display for a limited time and you can get in on the action. The prices sometimes are so good; a fan may look at it and say okay what’s the catch?  There is no catch.

We’re talking about Dynamic Forces.com. Some of the recent noon sales have been and are still available: All Star Batman #1 signed by Jim Lee $15, Infinite Crisis #1 signed by Jim Lee $15 and one of our favorites Ms Marvel #1 signed by John Romita SR $19.68! Most of these comics are signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity. These are some great signitures to add to your collection if you’re a fan. While the resell values on most of these comics are very low, they truly are something to cherish from someone that you admire. I personally have a small comic box with sig comics by some of the greats; Stan Lee, Romita SR & JR, Jim Starlin, Walt Simonson, Bendis, Jim Lee, Dale Keown, Joe Q, Ed Brubaker, Ethan Van Sciver and countless others all for under $15 (Except for the Stan Lee comic). Those are not a bad deal for variants or number one issues signed by the creator or the team(s) working on the book. Stan Lee has a section all to himself. Check out the DOUBLE signed comic Invaders annual # 1, signed by Stan Lee and Joe Simon for $129! This comic is limited to 11 copies. That’s a nice price for 2 great sig. Stan Lee has 197 items on display. Some of the Lee books are just way out there in price range, but if you can find a cheaper comic signed by THE MAN himself at a bargain price by checking out www.dynamicforces.com.

While IC realizes the signature thing is not for everyone, we just wanted to point something out that has been going on for a couple of years now with Dynamic Forces. This is a great way to get some autographs at bargain basement prices compared to the convention prices you might pay. So if you’re bored and you happen to be surfing the net before noon, Dynamic Forces teases the daily special at 11:30am. Sometimes the daily special is so good that it sells out within minutes. So if you don’t usually buy the signitures and one day you see something that you just might want, you better jump in quickly or you’ll miss it.

Astonishing X-Men #1. Signed & Numbered by Stan Lee. $129.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantastic Four #371. Signed and Numbered by Stan Lee. $129.

All Star Batman & Robin #3. Signed and Numbered by Jim Lee. $14.99.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz