The Next Comic Industry Ambassador?

Every kingdom has its king. Every kingdom eventually crowns a new king, thus the one replacing will never rule as his predecessor did.
One’s understanding of the statements above will help many within the context of this post. Let’s be clear right off the bat here, there is no replacing Stan Lee. No one. Ever.
Stan Lee (1922-2018) was not only the consummate professional, he was the worlds first social media marketing guru. No one did it like Stan. No one. The educated/knowledgeable person(s) knows that Mr. Lee did not create all of the Marvel characters within the Marvel Universe. While he did create some, names like Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby should always be synonymous with Stan’s. Ditko and Kirby were an intricate part, just as important, if not more than that of Stan’s in the creation of what is a multi-billion-dollar business today. So, what separates the big three exactly? This question is the easiest of them all, Stan Lee created what we know today as social media. Ditko and Kirby did not know of the “madness” or “spell” Lee was indulging in. Providing interviews on late shows, magazine interviews, posing nude with a comic covering his private parts, making appearances anywhere he could. Having business dealings with a rock band like Kiss. Using their real blood within the inkwell during the printing process….could you imagine the hoops that would have to be jumped through in today’s society to do this? Marketing madness, marketing genius. In the modern world, Disney would never do this. Never. Marvel Comics were doing things outside the box, hence the slogan “House of Ideas”. There are too many creative points to list to Stan’s credit as far as monumental feats. African America characters, the outliers of society, the smart introvert, etc. Stan’s philosophy was simple, let the “other guys/gals” handle the Gods among men and we’ll tell stories of the “real person”, with “real problems”. This was Marvel. Stan created that lure. That grounded feeling, the connection as though you actually knew Peter or Matt or MJ or Steve, etc. That was Stan, that was his doing.
Not only did Mr. Lee figure out the connection with readers, he figured out the connection with marketing. The first Facebook, the first Twitter, the first Instagram, yes that was Stan. Never before was there a “human”, excluding the television commercials, as vibrant about promoting their product as Stan Lee was. He was out there on foot, selling his product to anyone that would listen and allow him to speak about it. He was the front and center guy, the ringmaster. No one knew Marvel Comics without knowing Stan Lee. His face was the face of the franchise and he relished it. Not shy at all, the bombastic voice, the confidence he exuded while speaking was infectious. There are speakers and then there are speakers, Lee was a speaker. He spoke, people listened, just like E.F. Hutton. Stan changed the game in ways no one else could fathom. Why was he working so hard to promote? Many process their thoughts like this; normal people don’t work that hard, they’ll pay their way in if need be. Working that hard doesn’t make sense. Laziness was not a part of this man’s makeup. His mantra was to work as hard as you can to promote what you love. Be your own marketing entity. Your own social media giant.
Ditko and Kirby were not doing this. They simply were not cut out for it. Not many are in business. Most prefer to stay in the background and let their work sell itself or have others work to get the word out. Stan was the latter. No denying Ditko and Kirby were uber talents, but marketing was not their forte. They weren’t made the way Stan was. No one was.
When the heavy marketing campaign began for Stan Lee’s Marvel, at first Lee was proclaiming to have created many of the characters the threesome worked on together. It caused quite a bit of friction to the point friendships were lost, and bitterness came into play. As the years past and the campaigning continued for Marvel, Stan came to the realization that the promoting was not about him, about his creations, but more about the team that truly made the iconic heroes and villains we all love today. He came around, although too late in real time. Some wounds never resealed, but maybe now they’re all having a grand old time laughing about the old times.
Let’s be as clear as possible here. There is no replacing Stan Lee. No one will ever replace Stan Lee. That said, a new president is elected, a new CEO hired, a new Spider-Man (with his own movie out soon), new marketing teams, new managers, new coaches, new owners, new investors, etc. Things do in fact change. Not always for the better, but things do in fact change. It’s the cycle of life. Sometimes the impossible happens and as sports fans have witnessed the likes of Jeter, Tiger, Lebron, Williams, Rolondo, Brady and the list goes on. As an exact counter to these names, many of the yesteryear crowds will say Morgan, Nickelson, Jordon, Everett, Pele and Unitas. The current or past names here are all part of subjective feelings towards certain individuals because of their time standing. Derek Jeter will appeal to the 30 year old’s, while Joe Morgan will appeal to the 60 year old’s. Same with the constant Lebron/Jordan debate and so forth. It truly is a basis on appeal for the age. Do you realize young children will not know of a world with Stan Lee in it? They’ll know of the social media world though. This is the new platform. How marketing is done. Regardless of your political lines, take a look at how President Barack Obama ran his first campaign in 2007/2008 leading up to his first victory. His second bid was more of the same, but not as much. Same raw platform though, social media. Stan Lee innovated this road for Barack Obama. No, Stan Lee was not responsible for getting him elected, he’s responsible for interjecting the platform he started so many years ago. Getting out there and reaching the masses by selling your product (yourself). Social Media does this without having to run to all 50 states before election day. The new face of comics will have an easier way to go because the comic book foundation is firm. The new face will have to know social media and all of the other attributes one needs to be successful in their craft to market correctly in an open forum (real people). Brains, engagement, command, quick witted, and so forth.
On November 12, 2018, the comic book industry is less the greatest marketer of all-time. Now, as clearly stated several times already, no one is replacing Stan Lee. With full, mature understanding of this, one can move on to the next statement. The comic book industry will need a new ambassador. Someone to lead the industry into the next era. A new face of the franchise. No one will ever live to the hype Mr. Lee has put forth. It’s simply impossible really. But someone needs to be the spokesperson for the new generation. Do understand too, the comic book industry is solidified already in many ways. but marketing is all about adjustments. Here is what the new era ambassador would have to contend with; video games, Snapchat, mobile phones, Instagram are some of the distractions the new era brings. Shorter attention spans is a monumental feat to overcome, but it can be done. The newbie will have to know about all mediums in order to progress the industry forward. The spokesperson will have to engage with social media, comic conventions, red carpets, new product, knowledge of their craft, be 100 percent relatable, and be that E.F. Hutton guy. If people don’t want to listen to you, well you’re not the chosen one. The first and foremost attribute one needs is engagement prowess, in every sense of the word. Without that, you’re just someone talking.
Did I say no one can replace Stan Lee? So, I complied a short list (not really short) of possible candidates to usher in the new era. The fresh embodiment of new ideas, new ways, new angles. Let’s be clear here, not one of these names below have endorsed themselves on this list. No one contacted TPC, no one emailed TPC, called TPC, nothing. These names are simply put out there as pure entertainment value as to which no creator has given their blessing to be the next ambassador for the industry. This isn’t an election, just suggestion. It’s simple fun to throw names in the ring and to get some banter going among comic book fans.
Check out the names below with a very brief summary (In no particular order). The summaries are not supposed to entail the creators entire resume. This is where the reader comes in. Discuss your inspiration about the creator if it’s not briefed, or maybe it is within the context and you’d want to elaborate. Who would you choose to lead into the new era? If the name is not below, name your person and why.
Disclaimer: No name omitted with purposeful intent. Simply put, you have your list, your friend has theirs, your brother has his, your father has his, your grandfather has his too. And guess what? They too will forget a name and recall it later. It’s called being human, not malicious.

 

Todd McFarlane – Comic industry experience; 1985 – present. Todd’s biggest characters included Spawn, Batman, Hulk and Spider-Man. The contortionist Spider-Man and wrapped webbing will be forever linked to Todd McFarlane. Co-founder of Image Comics. McFarlane toy line. First Spawn movie released in 1997. New Spawn arriving with Jamie Foxx slated for 2019 or 2020.

Joe Quesada – Comic industry experience; 1990 – present. Co-created (Jimmy Palmiotti) a publishing line name Event Comics. Has creation credits for Marvel Knights, MAX and the Ultimate imprints for Marvel Comics. Editor-In-Chief of Marvel Comics in 2000, relinquished that title in 2011 when named Marvel Comics Chief Creative Officer in 2010. Oversaw the original movies; X-Men and Spider-Man. Adopted the Stan Lee “Soapbox” editorial in Marvel comic books as “Cup o’ Joe.” Understands the history of where things came from and where they should head.

Bob Layton – Comic industry experience; 1974 – present. 44+ years within the industry. During tenure at Valiant Comics, co-created/revamped the entire company. As Editor-In-Chief and then Vice President for Valiant Comics, company for 65 million dollars. In 1978, changed the bloodline for the Marvel character Tony Stark/Iron Man forever. Like McFarlane with Spider-Man, Layton is to Iron Man.

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Frank Miller – Comic industry experience; 1978 – present. Responsible for the reshaping of several characters within the comic book industry. Batman in 1986, Daredevil in 1980, Wolverine in 1982, plus others. Created comics that became film; Sin City and 300. Nominated/Winner of at least 11+ Will Eisner awards.

Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner – Comic industry experience; 1987/1988 – present. We have the first of two power couples. Mr. Palmiotti, co-created Event Comics publishing (w/Joe Quesada). Co-created (w/Joe Quesada) the Marvel Knights imprint for Marvel Comics. An extensive writing/inker credit catalog from the Punisher video game to Superman comics. Created Painkiller Jane. Most notable recent work on Harley Quinn. Once again. McFarlane/Spider-Man, Miller/Batman, Palmiotti & Conner/Harley Quinn. His wife; Amanda Conner is also responsible for the Harley Quinn character fans know and love today. Amanda worked alongside writing powerhouses such as Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison and Mark Millar on a Vampirella run for Harris Comics. Has penciled a wide range of characters from Batman, Black Panther, Power Girl, Supergirl, X-Men and others. The power couple are a tremendous draw at any comic convention today. They are currently under their own company umbrella; Paperfilms.. 

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Gail Simone – Comic industry experience; 2000 – present. Only 18 years within the industry and Gail Simone’s impact writing ability and presence has made its delible mark. Worked for Bongo entertainment (Simpson’s) in 2000 and made her way to Deadpool in 2002. That’s a leap! Gail has not stopped since. Making the Birds of Prey team her own. As the same with Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Red Sonja and currently with Domino. The consummate professional and huge draw at comic conventions, Gail is legend status in the making.

Rob Liefeld – Comic industry experience; 1987 – present. The only creator that comes close to Stan Lee on this list as far as the “ultimate marketer”. Why is this you may ask? How about being the hottest comic creator on planet earth in the early 90’s and doing a 30 second Levi’s jeans commercial in 1991 with your comic art displayed throughout. Not one comic creator has done this in modern-day. Not one. It needs to be done again. It would give the comic industry a kick in the….um…pants? Co-creator of Deadpool, Cable and may other character. Co-founder of Image Comics. Tremendous draw at comic conventions.

Jim Starlin – Comic industry experience; 1970 – present. A 48+ year resume. The creator of Marvel’s cosmic universe and of course, Thanos. Mr. Starlin was the creator responsible for making superhero’s even “more” human with “The Death of Captain Marvel” graphic novel for Marvel Comics. His historic Batman run included the storyline “A Death in The Family”. Killing off Robin (Jason Todd) in a first ever fan voting system to vote YEA or NAY to kill off Robin. Robin lost. Created Dreadstar, which rumors have surfaced of a possible movie or reboot of the comic.

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Robert Kirkman – Comic industry experience; 2000 – present. Created Invincible in 2003 for Image Comics Would stay on this title for the duration of its run until the final issue published in 2017; Invincible #133. In the same year Invincible was created, he co-creator/premiered the Walking Dead. Robert still writes this comic today, almost 200 issues later. Walking Dead AMC television series was and still is the biggest draw for that station. Created a subsidiarity company/imprint of Image Comics; Skybound Entertainment in 2010. A major force in the industry, Robert will continue to create and wow fans before all is said and done.

Geoff Johns – Comic industry experience; 1999 – present. Brought DC Comics heroes and fans to their knees during his Infinite Crisis storyline. Geoff has reinvented two key characters for DC Comics. So much so, they are forever changed within the creativity of others that have followed. Green Lantern and Flash are two may focal points within Geoff’s creative career. Became CCO of DC in 2010 and then President/Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment in 2016. He left this position in 2018 and began his own production company, Mad Ghost Productions to focus on DC Comics characters to film.

Erik Larsen – Comic industry experience; 1982 – present. Co-founder of Image Comics. A revered Spider-Man artist. Responsible for the Venom tongue! The creator of Savage Dragon which began its run in 1992. The title continues today with its loyal and new readers every month. Savage Dragon #240 is the current issue. He writes and pencils each issue.

Jim Lee – Comic industry experience; 1986 – present. Co-founder of Image Comics. Revered Batman, Superman and X-Men artist. Artist of X-Men #1 in 1991, became the biggest selling comic book of all time. In 2010, Jim became Co-Publisher of DC Comics.

John Romita – Comic industry experience; 1951 – present. Mr. Romita’s work continues to be republished as various revamped variant covers may pop up from time to time as well. John had creative input into molding characters such as Punisher, Wolverine Brother VooDoo and many others. Proceeded the great Steve Ditko on his Spider-Man run. John Romita developed a Spider-Man style of his own as comic fans instantly recognize the Romita Sr. Spidey.

Walt and Louise Simonson – Comic industry experience; 1973/1979 – present. The second power couple to hit the list. Between this lovely pair, 45- and 39-years’ experience. Walt Simonson falls in line with a creator that’s had a profound affect on a comic character. In his case, Thor. Creator of Beta Ray Bill. The one big difference between Walt and the others who have changed the course of a character is his historic run on Thor has gone unmatched till this day for that character. Louise is the perfect antidote to Walt’s talent. Meeting them both at a convention, you’ll walk away with a feeling of passion for their craft. Mrs. Simonson has written stories for Spider-Man, Superman, X-Men, Wonder Woman and many others. Created Power Pack in 1984 along with June Brigman.

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Mark Millar – Comic industry experience; 1989 – present. Broke into DC Comics co-writing Swamp Thing with Grant Morrison. Millar’s biggest books include, The Authority, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Avengers, among others. 2004 began his own creator-owned company; MillarWorld. Co-creator of Kick-Ass and Wanted, which spawned three successful films. Netflix bought MillarWorld in 2017.

Scott Snyder – Comic industry experience; 2009 – present. This New Year’s Day baby has made his indelible mark in a shorter time than most on this list. Best known for the incredible work on the New 52 Batman series along with Greg Capullo. Some say this is the best Batman work since Miller’s Dark Knight Returns. Scott continues to be an ambassador within the industry at comic conventions. Fans demand his presence and Scott provides their needs by offering up insightful panels. This man is well on his way to something much bigger in this industry.

Dan Didio – Comic industry experience; 1990 – present. With critics constantly surrounding Mr. Didio, he perseveres and pays no mind to the negative noise (as anyone should). His 18-year tenure thus far has brought Mr. Didio to the front offices of DC Comics. He is currently the Senior VP/Excutive Editor/Co-Pubisher. Dan still enjoys the writing aspect of comics and refuses to relinquish any part of it. Thank goodness, because fans love his work. An infectious personality during his panels makes for an audience that pays attention to every word he speaks.

Bill Sienkiewicz – Comic industry experience; 1979 – present. The only candidate with two Emmy nominations to his credit. Best known for his abstract style art most of the time, his Moon Knight and Batman work garner a lot of attention, as does his New Mutants run. A professional and professor of his craft. Extreme knowledge of the industry. Visit him at his booth at a show, talk to him, look over his body of work and you’ll understand why this man is revered.

Neal Adams – Comic industry experience; 1960 – present. A 58+ year man here. Career highlights include, but not limited to, Batman, Green Lantern, Deadman and Superman. Countless classic covers, probably the most out of anyone on this list. Knows the business inside and out.

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George Perez – Comic industry experience; 1974 – present. Mr. Perez is beloved in the comic convention circuit. His “jam art” is the best in the business. Only George can fit 45 or more characters on a cover. His accolades are extensive, but to name a few, Teen Titans, Avengers, Wonder Woman, JLA, Superman and on and on. Played a part in the Infinity Gauntlet series for Marvel that seems to be so popular these days (wink-wink). Also contributed to storylines “A Lonely Place of Dying” in Batman and “The Judas Contract” in Tales of Teen Titans, in which he introduced the new Nightwing. Drew Firestorm’s first appearance. Deathstroke too. On and on…

Neil Gaiman – Comic industry experience; 1986 – present. In 1989, Neil brought a special sort of comic never seen before in the history of comics. Sandman #1 was the ebb of adult comic reading. Children were not invited to this party. Neil brings a stark contrast to the comic industry that lacks so much depth to his storytelling style, that only Mr. Gaiman can deliver. He essentially created a style unlike anything readers have ever seen before. Vaughn, Moore and others have done this too.

Jim Shooter – Comic industry experience; 1966 – present. In 1984 Jim wrote the epic Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. Twelve issues of history there. One of the most prolific/outspoken Marvel EIC’s ever. His first published comic was at the age of 15 with DC Comics. Was also the EIC at Valiant Comics after his Marvel tenure.

Grant Morrison – Comic industry experience; 1978 – present. Mr. Morrison’s credits include Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Superman and others. His Animal Man and Batman stories strike a chord in many comic book fans as some of the best written stories of all time.

Brian Michael Bendis – Comic industry experience; 1990 – present. Created a legitimate NEW Spider-Man in Miles Morales. Wrote House of M, Secret Invasion, Siege and Age of Ultron, just to name a few. Has his creative juices in animation and many other entertainment outlets.

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Number One Comics – November 2017

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

Deadman #1 – Neal Adams
Jetsons #1 – Jimmy Palmiotti & Pier Brito
The Gravediggers Union #1 – Wesley Craig, Toby Cypress and Niko Guardia
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1 – Llexi Leon, Ed Edginton and Kevin J West
Port of Earth #1 – Zachary Kaplan and Andrea Mutti

Buy/Bid – Deadman #1

Buy/Bid – Gravediggers #1

Buy/Bid – Jetsons #1

Buy/Bid – Port Of Earth #1

Buy/Bid – Iron Man #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Adventures #1 – John Layman, Jim Zub, Eric Jones and Derek Charm
Coyotes #1 – Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky
Kong on The Planet of the Apes #1 – Ryan Ferrier and Carlos Magno
The Harcourt Legacy #1 – Brendan Cahill and Jason Federhenn
Fallen Suns #1 – Van Jensen, Leila Del Duca and Neil Collyer

Buy/Bid – Star Wars Adv #1

Buy/Bid – Kong #1

Buy/Bid – Fallen Suns #1

Buy/Bid – Coyotes #1

Buy/Bid – Harcourt Legacy #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Batman Who Laughs #1 – James Tynion IV and Riley Rossmo
Not Brand Echh #1 – Nick Spencer, Jay Fosgitt, Christopher Hastings, Jay Fosgitt and Gurihiru
Evolution #1 – Joshua Williamson, Christopher Sebela, Joe Keatinge, James Asmus, Joe Infurnari and Jordan Boyd
Dark Fang #1 – Miles Gunter and Kelsey Shannon
Ninja-K #1 – Christos Gage and Tomas Giorello

Buy/Bid – Batman Laughs #1

Buy/Bid – Not Brand #1

Buy/Bid – Evolution #1

Buy/Bid – Dark Fang #1

Buy/Bid – Ninja-K #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brilliant Trash #1 – Tim Seeley and Priscilla Petraites
Sugar Boogarz #1 – Michael Duron
Doomsday Clock #1 – Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
Demon Hell Is Earth #1 –  Andrew Constant and Brad Walker
Imaginary Fiends #1 – Tim Seeley and Stephen Molnar

Buy/Bid – Brilliant #1

Buy/Bid – Sugar Boogarz #1

Buy/Bid – Doomsday Clock #1

Buy/Bid – Demon #1

Buy/Bid – Imaginary #1

 

 

 

 

 

Long Lost #1 – Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle
Betty & Veronica: Vixens #1 – Jamie L. Rotante and Eva Cabrera
Doppelgänger #1 – Jordan Hart and Emmanuel Xerx Javier
Maxwell’s Demons #1 – Denis Camp and Vittorio Astone
The Villain #1 – William Applegate (writer) and Mikael Bergkvist

Buy/Bid – Long Lost #1

Buy/Bid – Vixens #1

Buy/Bid – Doppelganger #1

Buy/Bid – Maxwell Demons #1

Buy/Bid – The Villain #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Void Trip #1 – Ryan O’Sullivan and Plaid Klaus
Apocalypse Girl #1 – El Torres and Ramiro Borrallo
Doctor Radar #1 – Noel Simsolo and Bezian
Happy Hour In America #1 – Tim Lane
New Talent Showcase 2017 #1 – Various

Buy/Bid – Void Trip #1

Buy/Bid – Apocalypse #1

Buy/Bid – Doctor Radar #1

Buy/Bid – America #1

Buy/Bid – New Talent #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Sons Annual #1 – Peter J. Tomasi & Paul Pelletier
Batman Creature Of The Night #1 – Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon
Justice League Of America Annual #1 – Kelley Jones and Steve Orlando
Mystik U #1 – Alisa Kwitney and Mike Norton
Darchon #1Wayward Sons #1Katrina #1 and Markipiler #1 – Red Giant Productions

Buy/Bid – Super Sons An #1

Buy/Bid – Mystik U #1

Buy/Bid – Batman Creature #1

Buy/Bid – JLA Annual #1

Buy/Bid – Markiplier #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labyrinth 2017 Special #1 – Various
Gravetrancers #1 – M.L. Miller and James Whynot
Chasing Hitler #1 and Duel Identity #1 – Red 5
Sword Of Ages #1 – Gabriel Rodriguez

Buy/Bid – Labyrinth #1

Buy/Bid – Sword of Ages #1

Buy/Bid – Chasing Hitler #1

Buy/Bid – Gravetrancers #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buy, Sell, Hold – Werewolf By Night #32

One comic is chosen to go under the scope. What is the best course? As a speculator, is it worth buying, selling or holding?
Here are the pros and cons, YOU decide.

Werewolf By Night #321975
Writer: Doug Moench
Art: Don David Perlin
Inker: Howie Perlin
Cover Art: Gil Kane & Al Milgrom

PROS: The first appearance and origin of Moon Knight – The first appearance of right-hand man ‘Frenchie’ – An extremely valuable commodity in the aftermarket. An 8.5 CGC graded recently SOLD for $930+. This is an extremely high-priced sale for a character not considered to be an A-lister. A RAW copy sold for $700+ a couple of days later (see ‘cons’) – A constant rumored to be character from every television studio to movie studio to see live action (see ‘cons’) – IF Moon Knight ever does see the light of day, with SOLID news/confirmation of a live action, this comic will be aftermarket gold – A much revered cult followed character – A Gil Kane/Al Milgrom cover – Dubbed Marvel’s “White Knight” from comic fans – A part of the West Coast Avengers team at one point –  A Bronze Age comic – Constant upward ticks over years makes this comic very desirable. InvestComics recommended this comic 12 years ago and thru-out the years since. The comic was able to be bought in certain area’s for $100 at the time we first mentioned.

CONS: There are a total of 1873 graded copies (CGC Census). Out of those copies, 580 are graded 9.0 or higher. This is NOT including a CBCS Census (no data). NM copies are readily available out there and CBCS has not been factored in here – Rumors have been bound for a couple of years now, but have been getting particularly stronger more recently,  which means absolutely nothing – Rumors are not a stable environment for long-term investments. Markets need validity, balance and hard copy to proceed in the correct direction. If rumors continue, it will be a score for the seller. If rumors cease and or studios do not make a move (announcement), look for a possible major correction on this comic. RAW copies will take a major hit as graded books will wane away – As a non A-list Marvel character a $700 sale for a RAW copy is a bit of an aggressive stance for any speculator at this point.

What do you think? Is this comic a buy, sell or hold?

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From the InvestComics Moon Knight Checklist

Werewolf By Night #33 (1975) Second appearance.
Marvel Spotlight #28 (1976) First solo book. Legendary writer Doug Moench on this book and long time penciler Don Perlin. A must for any Moon Knight collector here. Several first appearances in here.
Moon Knight #1 (1980) His first solo/self titled book. Bill Sienkiewicz art. First appearance of Bushman, Khonshu and Dr. Peter Alraune. Origin of Moon Knight  part 1. Also Sienkiewicz cover art.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #55 (1993) The first definitive Moon Knight artist. Legend Bill Sienkiewicz was amazing, but Stephen Platt took the character look to a whole new level. This is the Miller Dark Knight, the McFarlane Spidey, the Simonson Thor, etc. The first defining artist moment in Moon Knight history is right here. The second comes later. Too bad Stephen wasn’t enough at the time to save this series from its demise a short time later. The first published work of Stephen Platt.

Buy/Bid – Werewolf By Night #33

Buy/Bid – Marvel Spotlight #28

Buy/Bid – Moon Knight #1

Buy/Bid – Moon Knight #55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Hot Picks #137

Every week before new comic book day, InvestComics provides our fans with the Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week’s Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #500 and new comics coming this Wednesday 11/8/17.

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Port of Earth #1 – A new sci-fi series from Image Comics. Writer Zachary Kaplan and illustrator Andrea Mutti.
Moon Knight #188 – The first appearance of a new villain.
Star Wars #38 – Darth Vader writer moves over to the Star Wars title. Writer Kieron Gillen.
Fallen Suns #1 (Chapterhouse Comics) and The Harcourt Legacy #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) are both not available at the distributor.
Wonder Woman #34 – This issue is actually Wonder Woman #700.

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Also appearing in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #500
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Spider-Man Deadpool #23
Ms. Marvel #24
Ms. Marvel #12 (2016)
Generation x #8
Generation X #40 (1998)
Daredevil #595
Supergirl #15
Justice League of America #18
Star Wars Adventures #1
Coyotes #1
Slots #2
Kong on The Planet of the Apes #1
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1
Scare Tactics #7 (1997)

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 11-8-17

New comic book release day 11/8/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Red Hood #16 – Guillem March

She Hulk #159 – Mike Deodato Jr

Supergirl #15 – Stanley Lau

Uncanny Avengers #29 – R.B. Silva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daredevil #595 – Bill Sienkiewicz

Action Comics #991 – Yanick Paquette

Supergirl #15 – Rocha/Henriques

Moon Knight #188 – Jacen Burrows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Slots #1 2nd Print – Dan Panosian

Moon Knight #188 – Bill Sienkiewicz

Ms. Marvel #24 – Valerio Schiti

Spider-Man?Deadpool #23 – McKone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics #500

A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 11/8/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #500.
This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you. ALL Of The New Comics Videos….And More.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #500

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 11/8/17.

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Before getting started this week, we want to thank the greatest fans in the world for making this a fun ride up to our 500th Hot Picks article this week. Starting back in 2005, we knew we’d want to deliver the best content each and every week. Our fans have provided the passion and guidance for InvestComics to do our thing and we couldn’t have done this without you. What a ride it’s been thus far. You’ve made us the longest running speculative/entertainment website on the internet. We could not be prouder of this accomplishment. So without fanfare, we wanted to dedicate our 500th article to our fans. Here is to the next 500……Invest wisely. Read comics. Thank you.

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Buy/Bid – Spider-Man Deadpool #23

Buy/Bid – Ms. Marvel #12

Buy/Bid – Ms. Marvel #24

Buy/Bid – Daredevil #595

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InvestComics has spoken about introducing Moon Knight into the media fray way before it was a thought for any other website. We did it with Power Pack recently, speaking about that kid group getting their own thing going and so many more, but Moon Knight will fall into the category of ‘we told you so’ eventually. If you’re not aware, InvestComics has a Moon Knight checklist (key books) from 2015. You can see that list if you click right HERE. Now that’s all out of the way, this Wednesday Moon Knight #188 will introduce a new villain that will wreak havoc into the life of Marvel’s white knight. Maybe this character will be the main adversary in the Netflix show, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, movie, television show? Who knows? What we do know is that there’s a first appearance to check out!
Well, the fight every fan has been waiting for has arrived. A new storyline named ‘Spider-Man Versus Deadpool’ part 1 begins in Spider-Man Deadpool #23. Brought to you by creators Robbie Thompson and Chris Bachalo. Who do you have? Spidey or Deadpool? Pick a side!

Buy/Bid – Moon Knight #188

Buy/Bid – Moon Knight #188

Buy/Bid – Generation X #8

Buy/Bid – Generation X #40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fans will get the lowdown of ‘When Ms. Marvel met Red Dagger…’ in Ms. Marvel #24. Red Dagger first appeared in Ms. Marvel #12 (2016).
The new Generation x #8 comic will hyper-focus on the character Monet St. Croix. She first appeared (second St. Croix) in Generation X #40 in 1998. Check out that 90’s cover too. So loud, so proud, so much fun!
Writer Charles Soule begins a new story arc in Daredevil #595. Mayor Fisk part 1.
Star Wars #38 features Darth Vader scribe Kieron Gillen’s first Star Wars issue.

Wonder Woman will fight her brother Jason in Wonder Woman #34, which is actually Wonder Woman #700. Happy anniversary WW!
New story begins in Supergirl #15 from writers Jody Houser and Steve Orlando, “Plain Sight”.
The ‘Batman Who Laughs’ craze is on full tilt. This character has caught on with fans, big time. Is that him on the cover of Justice League of America #18? (Update): Of course it isn’t The Batman Who Laughs! It’s right there on the cover. Thanks to a very keen eyed fan, they pointed this out to us! Hope no one spent their entire paycheck on this comic because of our mistake.

Buy/Bid – Star Wars #38

Buy/Bid – Supergirl #15

Buy/Bid – Wonder Woman #700

Buy/Bid – JLA #18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
Please note. Some independent comics will not appear right away on Ebay. So if you click a link and the comic does not appear, please come back and try again. Some indie’s take a little longer to go up on Ebay than others.
It looks as though the next hit sci-fi comic is headed our way. Port of Earth #1 from Image Comics. Writer Zachary Kaplan and illustrator Andrea Mutti.
Star Wars Adventures #1 from IDW. Creators John Layman, Jim Zub, Eric Jones and Derek Charm.
New series from Image Comics; Coyotes #1. Creators Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky.
Slots #1 gets a second print arriving this week as Slots #2 arrives as well.
The Harcourt Legacy #1 from Action Lab Entertainment. Creators Brendan Cahill and Jason Federhenn.
Boom Studios delivers a crossover of ape vs. monkey. Kong on The Planet of the Apes #1. Creators Ryan Ferrier and Carlos Magno. Jae Lee/June Chung variant is nice nice.

Buy/Bid – Port of Earth #1

Buy/Bid – Iron Maiden #1

Buy/Bid – Slots #1 2nd Print

Buy/Bid – Slots #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As previously reported on in the InvestComics Hot Picks #498 article, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1 will be coming THIS week. We report on what the scheduling says, we have no control of delays. That said, here’s a repeat of what was said in the InvestComics Hot Picks #498 post; Eddie, from the heavy metal band Iron Maiden makes his comic book debut in Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1. Well, it’s sort of his debut. DC Comics featured ‘Iron Maiden’ in Scare Tactics #7 (1997). They never referred to Iron Maiden as ‘Eddie’, so yes/no on that first appearance.
Chapterhouse Comics debuts a new series, Fallen Suns #1. Creators Van Jensen, Leila Del Duca and Neil Collyer.

Buy/Bid – Coyotes #1

Buy/Bid – Fallen Suns #1

Kong Planet of the Apes #1

Star Wars Adventures #1

Harcourt Legacy #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics #456 – The Covers

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New Comics – The Covers #455. A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 1/4/17.deadpool-duck-investcomics-video

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Top 5 Hot Picks #94

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #456 and new comics coming this Wednesday 1/4/17.

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Underworld Blood Wars (one shot) – This Darkstorm Comics release is sold out and not yet available on Ebay.

Marry Me #1 – Keenspot Entertainment seems to have a hit on their hands. This comic is sold out on the distributor level.

Deadpool The Duck #1 – The new duck in town will be a hit with comic fans.

Harley Quinn #11 – A new storyline begins; Joker Loves Harley’.

Supergirl Being Super #1 – Supergirl Year One…..that’s what we’re calling it.

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #456.

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Buy/Bid Now – Rocket Raccoon #1

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Buy/Bid Now – Marvel Chillers #1

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Buy/Bid Now – Hulk #1

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Carnage #15

Marvel Chillers #1 (1975)

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #21

Rocket Raccoon #1

Elektra Assassin #1 (1986)

Spider-Man #11

Aliens vs Predator Life and Death #1

Superman #14

Justice League vs Suicide Squad #3

Deadpool Kills Deadpool #3 (2013)

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Buy/Bid Now – Moon Knight #10

Moon Knight #10

Slapstick #2

U.S. Avengers #1

Fall And Rise Of Captain Atom #1

Unstoppable Wasp #1

The Hunters of Salamanstra #1

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InvestComics Hot Picks #456

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Before reading ahead, we feel we need to warn you that our articles contain very harsh truths in them. Not vulgar language, just a good solid dose of honesty. They always have, they always will. If you are easily offended, cannot come to terms that other people have opinions too beside yourself and especially if you’re a fanboy, discontinue reading. Go back to the other places selling you the farm. This is NOT the place for you. We’re here to have fun and not lie to you. Thank you and enjoy!

Happy New Year everyone. We hope you all had a fantastic holiday season. We also wish you all a prosperous 2017.
InvestComics took its first ever holiday break in 13 years. A much needed and deserved break. We’re so happy to get back into the flow of things. Our batteries are recharged and we’re ready to go another 13 years without a holiday break. Well, maybe not that long, but we’re recharged and ready to go.
We’re first going to touch on a few comics from last week, then we’re going to give you the Hot Picks from this week. We actually had this Hot Picks semi-put together, but did not hit the publish button, vacation was calling, so we’re going to give you exactly what we wrote about last week before new comic book day…….and vacation.
A very short list ahead for last week and this week, but we’re quite sure it’ll get moving as the weeks progress. No guarantee of course, but we always want to provide the best comics recommendations for our fans.

Hot Picks – New release comics coming out on 12-28-16.
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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Rocket #1

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Elektra #1

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Hulk #1

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Marv Chil #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buy/Bid Now – Supergirl #1

A new Supergirl book from writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Joelle Jones; Supergirl Being Super #1. Looks like it’ll be sort of a Supergirl Year One book.
The last time Harley Quinn appeared in a Scooby-Doo comic book, the collectors market turned on their proverbial head as other sites made the comic out to be the rarest comic on mother earth. As those sites marveled over a Harley Quinn appearance in a cartoon dog comic, some of the aftermarket sellers made a killing on the book. We feel bad for all of those buyers being completely mislead. We wouldn’t hype a book just because it has the 2,328th appearance (exaggerating of course) of Harley Quinn in a cartoon dog comic that will be found in some dollar bin some day. So what it’s a short print run. Seriously, any real speculator would recognize it was and still is a huge waste of time. You made money on it, good for you, but a warning to collectors that may not know better, don’t succumb to the hype ridiculousness of an appearance in a book that is completely meaningless and pay top dollar for it. We all love the Harley character, but lets all keep ourselves in check with her appearance this week in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #21.

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Jennifer Walters tries once again to carry her own series. This time however it’s a bit different. No more will the word ‘SHE’ be used in a She-Hulk series. No more will there be the word ‘Savage’. All of that will be bye-bye. The new Jennifer Walters comic title is Hulk. Hulk #1 debuts with writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Nico Leon at the helm, with a bazillion variant covers to choose from.
Marvel brings the character Chthon back to the forefront in Carnage #15. Chthon has appeared sporadically in his long history. Marvel going into their horror comics archives and pulling out a character from 1975, it’s a safe bet we’ll see more of this down the pike. Chthon first appeared in Marvel Chillers #1 (1975).
Fans love Rocket Raccoon and the Guardians of The Galaxy movie he appeared in. After the rodent appeared in the movie, Marvel inundated comic fans with Rocket Raccoon appearances everywhere. Very annoying after a while, but now Marvel is finally giving Rocket his own book. Rocket Raccoon #1 will be written by Matthew Rosenberg and art from Jorge Coelho. The Rafael Albuquerque homage cover to Bill Sienkiewicz’s Elektra Assassin #1 (1986) cover is our fave.
Looks like Marvel is trying to get readers right in the ‘feels’ with the latest Spider-Man #11 comic. Learn about the untold story of Miles Morales’ father.

Dark Horse gives AvP fans a new series to read. Check out Aliens vs Predator Life and Death #1.

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Buy/Bid Now – Spider-Man #11

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Carnage #15

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Scooby Doo #21

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – AvP #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Hot Picks #456 – New comic book release day 1/4/17.
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If you’re a fan of the sometimes confusing DC Multiplicity universe, then there is a book for you this week. Superman #14 begins a new story dealing with all of the Supermen within the multi-earth universe. It’s like a who’s who of the Superman universe, but not.
A new Harley storyline begins in Harley Quinn #11, ‘Joker Loves Harley’.
And speaking of Harley, she graces most of the covers from this week’s Justice League vs Suicide Squad #3 issue. A good hearty comic book read and great covers to boot.

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Buy/Bid Now – Harley Quinn #11

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – JLA vs SS #3

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Superman #14

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Superman #14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marvel’s premise of mashing Deadpool with Howard the Duck sounds so out there and outrageous that it’ll probably catch on and become a mega hit. Deadpool The Duck #1 hit this Wednesday with plenty of variants for the fans to choose from. We’re fans of the Ron Lim variant. As a reminder here, if you’re not already in the know, Deadpool the Duck first appeared in Deadpool Kills Deadpool #3 (2013).
Moon Knight #10 promises to change things as far as the character is concerned. And that Whilce Portacio variant cover….wow.
Slapstick is back with Slapstick #2. This issue will focus a bit on the Bro-Man. He first appeared in the inaugural issue. We like Slapstick and so should you.
Marvel has officially entered the ridiculousness zone (again) with their U.S. Avengers #1 50 state variant covers gimmick. Psst Marvel…..psst…..no one cares about this, stop it. Fans are looking for a few variants and a good story, stop it.

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – DP Duck #1

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Buy/Bid Now – Moon Knight #10

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Slapstick #2

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Wasp #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New series’ to check out; Fall And Rise Of Captain Atom #1 (DC). Unstoppable Wasp #1 (Marvel). Keenspot Entertainment with two new offerings this week; The Hunters of Salamanstra #1 and Marry Me #1.

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Atom #1

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Buy/Bid Now – U.S. Avengers #1

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Click To Buy/Bid Now – Marry Me #1

Click To Buy/Bid Now – Hunters #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Hot Picks #86

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #448 and new comics coming this Wednesday 11/2/16.

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Superman #10 – Superman and Batman introduce their boys together for the first time. It’s one big happy family….right?

Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #5 – Check out the new team being lead by Domino.

Now Foolkiller #1 – New Foolkiller comic with a Rob Liefeld Deadpool variant.

DC Comics Bombshells #19 – The Batgirls return.

Motor Girl #1 – A new Terry Moore series.

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Click To Buy/Bid Superman #10

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Click To Buy/Bid Now Avengers #1

IC 100 Club Pick: Secret Wars #1 9.8 (2015)

Omega The Unknown #8 (1977)

Now Avengers #1

Now Occupy Avengers #1

Now Unworthy Thor #1

Champions #2

Death of X #3

Moon Knight #8

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Batman #612 (2003)

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Click To Buy/Bid Omega The Unk #8

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Click To Buy/Bid Death Of X #3

DC Comics Bombshells #7

Catwoman Election Night #1

Big Trouble Little China Escape New York #2

Mega Princess #1

Myopia Special #1

Mayday #1

Motro #1

Tales From The Crypt #1

Mercy Sparx Year One #1

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Hot Picks Video #448 – The Covers

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InvestComics Hot Picks #448

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InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases Hot Picks each week.
New comic book release day 11/2/16.

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Before reading ahead, we feel we need to warn you that our articles contain very harsh truths in them. Not vulgar language, just a good solid dose of honesty. They always have, they always will. If you are easily offended, cannot come to terms that other people have opinions too beside yourself and especially if you’re a fanboy, discontinue reading. Go back to the other places selling you the farm. This is NOT the place for you. We’re here to have fun and not lie to you. Thank you and enjoy!

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IC 100 Club Pick: Secret Wars #1 9.8 (2015). Here is a neat modern graded under a hundred bucks. This high grade modern has three signatures on it, two of which are creators of Deadpool. The sigs; Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza and Johnathan Hickman. All that for $99? Not too shabby.   

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Regular readers of the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks know how we pinned the title Deadpool And The Mercs For Money down and predicted the outcome of all the players in the previous series getting their own solo comics. Well, not only is Now Foolkiller #1 coming out this week, but Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #5 features the newest team, lead by Domino, getting their act together from the previous issue. We discussed some of the first appearances of Domino’s new team HERE. The old team’s first appearance’s were discussed HERE.
Foolkiller; Greg Salinger, first appeared in Omega The Unknown #8 (1977). Cover by legend Gil Kane. The Now Foolkiller #1 will be accompanied by many variants. The Rob Liefeld B&W Deadpool variant will garner much attention in the aftermarket.

Marvel begins their newest Avengers title(s) this week; Now Avengers #1 (written by Mark Waid) and Now Occupy Avengers #1. Not crazy about the ‘Now’ in the title in front of the Avengers, but it’s still better than a ‘Totally Awesome Hulk’ title. So many variants to choose from, but it’s the inside of the Now Avengers #1 comic you may want to check out too. Someone dies and you have a chance to find out who first……by getting to your comic shop earlier than everyone else. The Alex Ross Now Avengers #1 variant is a beauty.

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If you think Marvel will keep away Wolverine or Thor or countless other original characters away from the fray, you’d be sadly mistaken. Now Unworthy Thor #1 begins the comeback(s) of Marvel’s original elite. Writer Jason Aaron and artist Oliver Coipel on Thor’s (possible) return.

On the topic of covers, Michael Choi Champions #2 white cover is an eye catcher. Death of X #3 cover from Aaron Kuder is amazing. Elektra on the cover of Spider-Man 2099 #17; by Francesco Mattina.

InvestComics has been saying it for years, even before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon. A Moon Knight movie! Right?? It’s right there on the cover of Moon Knight #8. No? Okay, we’re reaching, but maybe Marvel planted a seed here for the fans? Wishful thinking, but in the mean time, stock up from our Moon Knight checklist.

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Superman #10 will be the comic everyone is talking about this week. The kids of Supes and Bats meet up for the first time. Boy of Steel and Boy Wonder, along with their daddy’s will make for an interesting read. The regular Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray cover is not only fantastic, but it tells the readers what we may be in for. The variant Andrew Robinson cover is very reminiscent of a now iconic Jim Lee Batman cover back in 2003; Batman #612. Looks as though Andrew gives us another angle of the choke hold. We love this cover.

DC Comics Bombshells #19 marks the return of the Batgirls. This team first appeared together in DC Comics Bombshells #7.
Batman #10 continues the ‘I am suicide’ story line. The story that has Batman putting together his own Suicide Squad team. Part two here.
Writer Meredith Finch and artist Shane Davis bring us Catwoman Election Night #1.

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Humberto Ramos provides a variant cover for Boom Studios; Big Trouble Little China Escape New York #2. Also from Boom Studios this week; Mega Princess #1. Myopia Special #1 (Dynamite Entertainment). Mayday #1 (Image Comics). Motro #1 (Oni Press), a possible sleeper here. Papercutz brings back the original horror classic comic with the release of Tales From The Crypt #1. Motor Girl #1 (Abstract Studios); a new series from Terry Moore. Mercy Sparx Year One #1 (Devils Due Publishing). Mulligan #1 (Grind House Comics).  

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She-Hulk is rumored all the time to hit the small screen. Here is a checklist that covers many first appearances and other cool books from the first appearance of the She-Hulk in 1980 to 1996.
Will we cover her appearances and some key books from 1996 and on? Of course we will (maybe), we just want you to enjoy these key books first. Too much of a good thing is never good!

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The Savage She-Hulk #1 (1980) – The first appearance/origin of Jennifer Walters; She-Hulk. Art from John Buscema and Charles Stone. Written by Stan Lee. Cover by John Buscema.

The Savage She-Hulk #2 (1980) – First appearances of Buck Bukowski, Lou Monkton, Dr. Daniel Ridge Sr., Zapper Ridge, Nick Trask, Jill Ridge, and William Morris Walters.

The Savage She-Hulk #6 (1980) – She-Hulk first teams with Iron Man. A Bob (Mr. Iron Man) Layton cover too. First appearance of Ralphie Hutchins. Lots more on Ralphie in a bit.

The Savage She-Hulk #9 (1980) – First appearance of Ultima.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #11

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The Savage She-Hulk #11 (1980) – This is a fantastic Michael Golden cover.

The Savage She-Hulk #16 (1981) – The first appearance of Microwave. Also the last. It gets better next issue….

The Savage She-Hulk #17 (1981) – First appearance of Man-Elephant. Yep. At least this character has about five appearances in their 35 year history. Disney needs to use this dude.

The Savage She-Hulk #18 (1981) – How about one more ridiculous first appearance of a fourth rate character? Grappler. Looks like he may have also appeared in five comics in 35 years.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #19

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Click to Buy/Bid – Marvel TeamUp #107

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The Savage She-Hulk #19 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins clones himself. He creates many first appearances as he tries to kill She-Hulk as different villains. This issue, he first appears as Brute.

Marvel Team-Up #107 (1981) – Jennifer steps outside of her solo series for the first time to join the rest of the Marvel Universe. Here she teams with Spider-Man. Art and cover by the late great Herb Trimpe.

The Savage She-Hulk #21 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as the Seeker.

The Savage She-Hulk #22 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as Radius.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #24

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The Savage She-Hulk #23 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as Torque.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15 (1981) – She-Hulk appears with a slew of others from the Marvel Universe. Bob Layton pencils.

The Savage She-Hulk #24 (1982) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as Kyr.

The Savage She-Hulk #25 (1982) – The last issue of The Savage She-Hulk. The aftermarket likes this comic. See you again Jen!

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Click to Buy/Bid – AMZ SPM Annl #16

Marvel Two-In-One #88 (1982) – She-Hulk teams with the Thing. Art by Alan Kupperberg.

Avengers #221 (1982) – Not only is this the first time She-Hulk appears in an Avengers comic, but it’s also the first time she joins the team.

The Incredible Hulk #278 (1982) – The first time She-Hulk appears in a Hulk book. Although she appears with her team, the Avengers.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 (1982) – John Romita Jr. art. She-Hulk appearance.

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Fantastic Four #254 (1983) – As with most comic book characters, there is always one creator that defines the character to the point that the majority of collectors will associate that particular character with “them”. Batman/Miller, Spider-Man/McFarlane, Green Lantern/Adams, Nick Fury/Steranko…..you get the idea. We’re not putting She-Hulk on the scale of those characters, but the creator is the one we’re talking about here. This comic is the first time John Byrne writes and draws She-Hulk in a comic book. Byrne/She-Hulk.

Avengers #233 (1983) – John Byrne fill in issue. It also happens to be part of his Fantastic Four #254 story. John writes and John draws. He doesn’t do the next issue and he didn’t do the previous issue. What John wants, John gets.

Thor #334 (1983) – Jennifer first appears in a Thor comic, with her Avengers team of course. Three issues later though, The Thor character will never be the same. Going from a B-lister to an A-lister, but that’s another story for another day.

The Thing #5 (1983) – John Byrne writes. She-Hulk appears in several issues of the Thing, starting here. Appearing in a solo role.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Cap #288

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #265

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Captain America #288 (1983) – First time She-Hulk appears in a Cap title. Art by Mike Zeck.

Fantastic Four #265 (1984) – Jennifer joins the Fantastic Four team. John Byrne writes, pencils, inks, and does the cover art. Byrne in complete control here.

Doctor Strange #67 (1984) – First time in a Doctor Strange book. As an Avenger.

Avengers Annual #13 (1984) – Here’s a beauty to own. She-Hulk drawn by legend Steve Ditko. Ditko pencils, Byrne inks and a Byrne/Ditko cover.

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Fantastic Four #275 (1985) – First solo cover since her own series. Amazing Byrne cover too.

Thor #353 (1985) – Legend Walt Simonson started his epic run 16 issues ago. Forever changing the Thor character. Okay not about Thor here, but about the legend Walt Simonson writing, drawing, inking She-Hulk in this book.

Marvel Graphic Novel #18 (1985) – John Byrne gets an entire book to draw and write on the She-Hulk. Not just any book, a Marvel graphic novel. That’s 72 oversized pages of awesome John Byrne She-Hulk.

Longshot #4 (1985) – She-Hulk appearance. Art from Art Adams. She makes the Adams cover too.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #293

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Fantastic Four #286 (1986) – John Byrne writes with Chris Claremont. John draws with Butch Guice.

Fantastic Four #291 (1986) – This cover pays homage to Action Comics #1. She-Hulk takes the place of Superman and holds the car above her head. This John Byrne cover is on point.

Fantastic Four #293 (1986) – Jerry Ordway provides this great cover of the She-Hulk.

Thing #36 (1986) – She-Hulk vs Ms. Marvel. No not THAT Ms. Marvel, the “new” Ms. Marvel (Sharon Ventura) that appeared a few issues prior in Thing #27. Sharon last appeared in a comic book in 2007, but this checklist isn’t about Sharon.

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Fantastic Four #296 (1986) – Jim Shooter and Stan Lee write this comic. Barry Windsor-Smith cover.

Comet Man #4 (1987) – This odd comic features Kelley Jones art and a Bill Sienkiewicz She-Hulk cover.

Marvel Fanfare #37 (1988) – Norm Breyfogle She-Hulk art. What’s not to love here? Norm also does the She-Hulk back cover.

Alpha Flight #61 (1988) – Jim Lee She-Hulk art. What’s not to love here?

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Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme #1 (1988) – Jen makes an appearance with the Avengers.

Sensational She-Hulk Ceremony (1989) – A two part She-Hulk story. Written by the late great creator Dwayne McDuffie and art by June Brigman.

Marvel Age #70 (1989) – A John Byrne She-Hulk cover.

Damage Control #1 (1989) – Another great comic from the late Dwayne McDuffie. This dude brought it every time he wrote a comic. She-Hulk appearance with the Avengers.

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Marvel Comics Presents #18 (1989) – She-Hulk story written and drawn by John Byrne.

Sensational She-Hulk #1 (1989) – Origin retold. John Byrne start the second series. Writer/artist here. Awesome Byrne cover here as well. Actually, from here on out every single John Byrne She-Hulk cover in this series is stellar. The number one cover here still remains as one of the most iconic She-Hulk covers of all time. This series acted as the modern day Deadpool series does today. Breaking the fourth wall and complete zany-ness. John Byrne’s run here was simply a work of art in every sense of the word. If a television show ever hits, this comic (series) might be the place to go as far as speculation is concerned. We feel that the TV series (total speculation here) would be based more from here and not the first series. Again, we’re speculating and could be completely incorrect. No one knows. Invest wisely! 

Sensational She-Hulk #2 (1989) – First appearance of Weezi Mason.

Marvel Age #76 (1989) – As a growing trend for quite a while, Marvel or John Byrne loved putting Jennifer in a bathing suit on his covers.

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Sensational She-Hulk #3 (1989) – Spider-Man appearance by John Byrne. Byrne puts Spidey right on his cover too.

Sensational She-Hulk #4 (1989) – First appearance of Lexington Loopner.

Sensational She-Hulk #7 (1989) – First appearance of Big Enilwen.

Sensational She-Hulk #10 (1989) – First appearance of Pseudo-Man.

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Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23 (1989) – Rob Liefeld pencils She-Hulk.

Avengers West Coast Annual #4 (1989) – Amanda Conner pencils Jen.

Sensational She-Hulk #11 (1990) – Bryan Hitch first pencils on the She-Hulk. He’ll go on to do mant other issues throughout.

Sensational She-Hulk #13 (1990) – First Dale Keown cover. First appearance of Wildmoon.

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Sensational She-Hulk #14 (1990) – First appearances of The Critic and Professor Brent Wilcox. A rare color corrective cover exist. 

Sensational She-Hulk #15 (1990) – Dale Keown begins a mini-run of covers.

Sensational She-Hulk #18 (1990) – First Dr. Bob Doom and Max Louden.

Sensational She-Hulk #19 (1990) – The first appearances of Nosferata and Jack Serious (Joker). This is the first of a two-parter spoofing DC’s Batman. Another awesome Keown cover as well. We love this book.

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Sensational She-Hulk #20 (1990) – First appearances of Big Al G’houl, Commissioner Gruber, Three-Face, Slimeface, Professor Hugo Oddt, and Dogwoman.

Sensational She-Hulk #21 (1990) – First appearance of Abominatrix, Captain Rectitude, and Wanda Louise Mason.

Sensational She-Hulk #22 (1990) – Blonde Phantom makes an appearance.

Sensational She-Hulk #23 (1991) – Wanda Louise Mason first appears as Phantom Blonde.

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Marvel Illustrated #1 (1991) – She-Hulk makes the solo cover of the first Marvel swimsuit issue.

Uncanny X-Men #272 (1991) – Jim Lee art. She-Hulk appearance.

Sensational She-Hulk #29 (1991) – Venom appearance. A classic She-Hulk cover by Tom Morgan.

Sensational She-Hulk #31 (1991) – John Byrne returns to the series. Writes/art/inks. Cover art as well.

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Iron Man #273 (1991) – John Byrne writes an Iron Man story with a She-Hulk appearance.

Sensational She-Hulk #34 (1991) – Fantastic John Byrne cover. Demi Moore homage cover.

Sensational She-Hulk #35 (1992) – First appearance of The Living Eraser.

Sensational She-Hulk #37 (1992) – Punisher, Wolverine and Spider-Man appear on the COVER (John Byrne) only. A hysterical cover.

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Sensational She-Hulk #39 (1992) – And another awesome cover from Byrne.

Sensational She-Hulk #40 (1992) – The first appearance of Marvel Editor at the time Renee Witterstaetter as herself. Renee has done a ton of writing and coloring on top of her editorial work. She’s often seen at Michael Golden’s booth at your local convention. The cover here….wow. Why was John Byrne so into sexually exploiting the She-Hulk on so many covers?? They must have sold well to the fanboys. This issue is the most expensive aftermarket comic in the entire Sensational She-Hulk. More than the corrective color issue a few issues back.  A scarce book here drives up the price and one of the last sexual innuendo covers in this run. John Byrne officially runs into the “political correctness police”. Pushed the envelope too far according to Marvel standards we guess.  

Sensational She-Hulk #41 (1992) – The first time creator John Byrne appears (as himself) in the She-Hulk series.

Marc Spector: Moon Knight #41 (1992) – The first time Jennifer appears in a Moon Knight comic.

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Quasar #38 (1992) – It’s not so much that She-Hulk appears in this Quasar series for the first time. Really who cares? For now maybe. But this comic was drawn by none other than Greg Capullo.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #60

Sensational She-Hulk #50 (1993) – The 50th anniversary issue. 48 pager. John Byrne loads the book up with guest appearances from a number of Marvel characters. This issue would be the last Byrne issue as Jennifer looks for a new creative team to take over her comic series. John Byrne appears in this issue and says that this comic should die (be canceled) due to the fact he’s not on it anymore.

Sensational She-Hulk #52 (1993) – This issue features an Adam Hughes cover!

Sensational She-Hulk #54 (1993) – The first official appearance of Jennifer’s momma into the Marvel universe; Elaine Ann Banner Walters.

Sensational She-Hulk #60 (1994) – The series ends here. It was a good ride. 60 issues. 14 years later. Penciler and Cover artist Pat Olliffe pays homage to John Byrne’s number one issue cover. Fantastic job here from Pat. Sorry to see you go Jennifer!  

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Uncanny Inhumans #11 – Well, we’ll say it. We told you so. This comic is sold out across the board and has its aftermarket burners on. Look for some high prices on Ebay for those who did not get it on their pull list at their local comic shop. That’s unless you read the InvestComics Hot Picks #430 article and clicked a buy it now on Ebay. Prices bidding around $8 – $16 already. We told you to pick one up…….

Grayson Annual #3 – We also alerted Harley Quinn collectors that she’ll be appearing in this comic this week. Guess what? It’s sold out!

Spider-Gwen Annual #1 – Setting up some future story lines for Spider-Gwen happens right here. Spider-Gwen fans be on alert.

Captain Marvel #6 – As we said in the Hot Picks article, Marvel Comics seems to be setting up Carol Danvers as the premiere character within their universe. It may all start here. Just a speculative thought.

Deathstroke Annual #2 – A new villain named Balkan joins the fray.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Spider-Gwen Annual #1

Deathstroke Annual #2

Click To Buy/Bid – Deathstroke Annual #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #430. Click the link for more details!

IC 100 Club Pick: New Gods #1 (1971) Graded 7.0

Werewolf By Night #32 (1975)

Spider-Man Deadpool #1

Click To Buy/Bid – SPM Deadpool #1

Werewolf By Night #32

Click To Buy/Bid – Werewolf By Night #32

Spider-Man Deadpool #1

Spider-Man Deadpool #6

Captain America Steve Rogers #2

The Amazing Spider-Man And Silk Spider(Fly) Effect #4

Dark Knight III The Master Race #5

Jupiter’s Legacy #1 (vol 2)

Zoe Dare vs The Disasteroid #1

Vampblade #5

Hillbilly #1

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank

Jade Street Protection Services #1

The Ravening #1

Cryptocracy #1

Indoctrination #1

Sweetness #1

Click on the RED links or comic cover to buy/bid right now.

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