InvestComics Hot Picks #339

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 10/1/14

Fourteen number one issues crack the InvestComics Hot Picks list this week. Some are great reads to pick up, some are good speculation material, and some (two) leave us scratching our heads a bit.

The speculator better be on to a few books this week. Cutter (2014 Image) #1 is sold out at Diamond. This interesting story will turn a few heads and probably command a few extra bucks in the aftermarket. Critical Hit (2014 Black Mask) #1 Midtown Comics variant it sold out. Look for the regular cover to follow suit very quick. Li’l Depressed Boy Supposed To Be There Too (2014 Image) #1 will be hitting the presses again for a second printing. It’s already sold out at the distributor. Lil Depressed Boy first appearance is in United Front #1 (2001 – Cartoon Militia). None available on Ebay….which could mean there are no people selling it, or that it’s a hard book to get.

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Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier (2014) #1 will be sold out before you know it. It’s accompanied by a slew of variants that don’t exceed the $15 mark. Not bad if you’re in the market for a nice inexpensive variant to possibly flip. The only way you make anything on the variant(s) here is to score a 9.8 signature grade from CBCS. Winter Soldiers first appearance is Captain America #6 (Vol. 5) and happens to be a very solid book to own these days.

Speaking on topic about the Captain, a new Captain America will emerge in Captain America (2012 7th Series) #25. This is another comic that has many options as far as the variants are concerned. The same applies here as does the Winter Soldier comic coming out this week. Get a 9.8 and signature, you’d be able to flip it for a decent profit. Not much, but something.

The old Guardians of the Galaxy, the original team from 1969 gets some love this week; Guardians 3000 (2014) #1 will have the entire cast of yesteryear. As you well know Marvel Super-Heroes #18 features the first appearance of the first GOTG team. And boy do they look good in the upcoming title.

Grayson (2014 DC) #3 will introduce a KEY player into the DC Universe. Silver Surfer (2014 5th Series) #6 will introduce a new villain. Spider-Man 2099 (2014) #4 Deadpool variant is sold out.

Here are some others to check out this week. Gotham Academy (2014 DC) #1, Men of Wrath (2014) #1 from Marvel looks quite intriguing, a rare Dynamite Entertainment comic works its way in this week; Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini (2014 Dynamite) #1, Fearless Dawn Eye of the Beholder (2014) #1, Brides of Helheim (2014) #1, Last Born (2014 Black Mask) #1, and Green Lantern New Gods Godhead (2014) #1, which reminds me of a Thanos deal for some reason, but with Darkseid instead.

Two comic new releases will have comic fans scratching their heads this Wednesday. Granted we did with the news of it, now reality is about to hit and it has us saying “huh?” again. Lobo (2014 DC) #1 will feature the look Lobo. Why did we have to change the entire complexity of this character is beyond me, but I will remain positive until we see what the new Lobo brings to the table. But that said, Omega Men #3 (1983) will always be a comic to grab if you could. The same positive nature will not carry on to the new Thor series. Thor (2014 4th Series) #1 will bring a gender change in the character. This never really works. The gender change of an iconic figure such as Thor will not work in the long run. It hasn’t before and it won’t now. Any gender change of any major character never works. You imagine if we had the male version of Black Canary? Or Wonder Woman? Or Dagger? It just wouldn’t work. It never does. Here’s a huge reason that I think even Marvel KNOWS it’s silly to have Thor as a female lead. Out of the bazillion useless Thor #1 variants that will release on Wednesday, one will be a $300 Alex Ross variant. Every variant is a “Thor #1” variant, but Alex Ross’ has the 75th Anniversary incentive cover that shows no female gender Thor on the cover! Granted it’s a “75th Anniversary” variant, but it’s still HER book now. Whoever “HER” is though. Stay away from the variants if you like your money.

That’s it for this week. Invest wisely.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz


InvestComics Hot Picks 5-16-12 Marvel Cosmic Special

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Welcome to InvestComics Hot Picks 5-16-12 – Marvel Cosmic Special

InvestComics has always been ahead of the curve in many ways over the last 6 years. Even back when InvestComics was just a free “investment” magazine about 6 years ago, over the years we called out the Walking Dead #1 before it came out, Superman and the DC Universe to lose their underwear in order for DC to be on the next level again, recommended countless Bronze and Silver Age comics that have seen a significant increase in value, called out Kick Ass as a movie before the number one issue even hit the comic shops and of course the mention of Iron Man #55 in the very first issue of InvestComics magazine. Thanos’ first appearance…….more on that in a sec. Onwards the predictions came to fruition. Yes there are many others that haven’t come true either! But if you’re a savvy player in a volatile market, you’re more often right than you are wrong.

Why do we mention all of this you ask? Well if you have been under a rock for the past couple of weeks and have not seen The Avengers movie (you should) then you really should not read on. A SPOILER WARNING for you!

By now all of us know that at the end credits of The Avengers movie Thanos appears. Back in 2009 InvestComics wrote an article about how Thanos as well as the Marvel Cosmic Universe was being neglected. As the technology becomes an absolute dream to comic fans and Hollywood for that matter regarding movie magic, Marvel will probably venture into the Cosmo’s. And yes InvestComics was on this years ago. So before we get to a couple of Hot Picks to check out this week, let’s take a look the CREATOR himself of Thanos via Interview on InvestComics TV Mr. Jim Starlin from April of 2011, speaking about the creation of Thanos and an article from 2009………

InvestComics 2009 article: Cosmic Hot Picks

Thanos should be in serious consideration for a Marvel movie. Think about the entire Marvel movie library thus far that have and will come out, all “good” guys. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a villain wreaking havoc on some innocent people then have Warlock show up, or better yet a “Cosmic team” Guardians of the Galaxy maybe?? The storylines and characters are endless. Captain Marvel would be spectacular wouldn’t he? Let’s get that Silver Surfer movie going and introduce some of these characters, thus spinning some of them off into their own solo movies. It would open another arena for Hollywood and Marvel that would be a fanboys sci-fi dream. Think about this, Marvel has and will have spend the next couple of years absolutely killing the comic book market with everything Cosmic from Annihilation to the War of Kings. Fans are eating this stuff up. It’s storytelling at its best here folks, that’s why it’s doing so well. Warlock, Drax, Guardians of The Galaxy, Quasar, Terrax and Captain Marvel, and the list goes on. The epic Marvel ‘Space’ movie has yet been made and with the special effects as ridiculously good as they are these days…..what is the hold up? The Cosmo’s await their turn on the silver screen and a Thanos flick would be a choice that would be an absolute slam dunk.

So here is a very small list of some Marvel Cosmic characters that should be in your collection. What do you think? Do you have some heroes or villains that need to be on this list?

Warlock: First Appearance – Fantastic Four #’s 66 & 67 (1967)

Thanos & Drax: First Appearance – Iron Man #55 (1973)

Guardians of the Galaxy: First Appearance – Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (1969)

Quasar: First Appearance – Incredible Hulk #234 (1979)

Terrax: First Appearance – Fantastic Four #211 (1979)

Captain Marvel: First Appearance – Marvel Super-Heroes #12 (1967)

Rom: First Appearance – Rom #1 (1979)

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So there you have it, a very short and concise article regarding the Marvel Cosmic Universe back a few years back. Thanos appeared in the first InvestComics magazine with the mention that this villain will in fact blow up sooner than later. The reference on InvestComics was “Thanos will be the modern day Darth Vader”. Write this down folks, it’s going to happen and you heard it here first.

This week Hot Picks sees a short list to cover.

Amazing Spider-Man: Ends of Earth #1 begins the death of Doc Ock storyline right? That is where we’re headed right? No surprises here. But it does have that real cool on the cusp of really being cool Brit character Union Jack appearing in this issue. Check out Jack’s first appearance in the very affordable Invaders #7. The next issue has the cooler cover though of Union Jack, but just like the character himself, he always seems late to the party and thus receiving that second rate hero tag.

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X-Factor #236 features the first appearance of Shattershot. No not the Transformer Shattershot…..we hope not.

Justice League #9 has all signs of impending doom on their ominous cover this week. Look for an introduction to a new big hurt in the new Justice League. Who is the new “major nemesis?” Find out and pick this comic up before it flies off the shelf!

Before we go……

Also this week on InvestComics You tube channel, the latest EXPLICT episode of Booze, cooze and reviews episode #3 has arrived. Reminder here, if you are easily offended DO NOT click ahead to watch Amber tell it like it is on her review show. Here’s the way it goes. If you’re a Howard Stern fan click ahead, if you’re a Rush Limbaugh fan, don’t click ahead. No fluff to be found here, no blowhard, just simple honest open minded truthfulness from Amber. WARNING: EXPLICT LANGUAGE ahead if you click this right HERE.

…..And last but not least, lots of InvestComics Hot Picks Chicks coming your way soon!! Beautiful girls promoting InvestComics and!

For now though, scroll through some beautiful covers coming out this week below.

See you soon. Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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