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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 12/10/14

Lots of comics to cover this week. Hope you have your reading glasses handy and some cash in your pocket this Wednesday.

Uncanny_X-Men_59_InvestComics Spider_Man_Xmen_InvestComics Marvel_Team_Up_19_InvestComicsThe fun starts with Spider-Man and the X-Men (2014) #1. A team-up every fan always loves. This comic will feature the Jurassic Park storyline. Well not really, but it will have two characters from way back in time appear (way back in history time, not real time). Suaron and Stegron (aka the Dinosaur Man). If you’re in the market for a couple of easy gets, Marvel Team-Up #19 from 1974 features the first appearance of Stegron. The best part of this comic; Gil Kane on pencil duties and Len Wein on writing duties. Then you have the big bird (not that big bird) first appearance; Suaron first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #59 (1969). That book had Neil Adams on art duties and the team of Chris Claremont/Roy Thomas on script duties. So there you have it, C level first appearances from A level Legends from the industry. Those are purchases/signature series/graded comics waiting to happen. Not for resale value, for keepsake value. They may not rise in significant value at a quick rate, but they are collectors items because of the names attached.

With the Dr. Strange frenzy upon us within the speculation world, it’s funny how All New Ultimates (2014) #11 plays a part in this Dr_Strange_78_InvestComics Ultimates_Ecstasy_InvestComicsmadness ever so slightly this coming week. You see, the ultimate Ecstasy is making her second appearance in the Ultimate universe. Her first being the previous issue. Ecstasy first appeared with the Dr. Strange universe in 1986’s Dr. Strange #78. Now what does this mean to you? Well it means that if Marvel Studios reaches into their vast character library and pulls her out to be a part of the movie….well you know the rest. This comic as of right now is probably sitting in some 25 cent long box someplace. Not a bad investment here for a quarter right? If anyone finds a few for a quarter, be sure to send a couple to our PO Box as a thank you.

As always, if you’re a regular visitor to the InvestComics website, you will know that these Hot Pick articles have made many speculators turn over some serious cash. The recommendations and predictions that have come to fruition are boundless. There is simply NO other comic book website that has been doing this since 2005. None. In the new Earth 2 Worlds End (2014) #10 Darkseid will be wreaking havoc once again and once again I implore you to get his first appearance before it becomes too far out of reach (see Thanos, which InvestComics recommended many many years ago to buy). The first appearance of Darkseid comes with some ridiculous cameo/first full appearance mumbo-jumbo. As with Incredible Hulk #180/181 does, but with Darkseid, it works the way it’s suppose to work. The cameo in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 (1970) seems to pull more weight in some markets than does Forever People #1 (1971) which features his first FULL appearance. Nonsense really. A cameo is the absolute first appearance ever of a character, end of story. The cameo should always command more money. Not an arm, a leg, an eye, or a foot, a full body/full face AND more importantly the mention of their name. Wolverine first appeared in Hulk #180, that’s it. Darkseid first appears in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134, that’s it. Let’s stop having the nonsense of the stronghold collectors in our hobby dictate what is what. A first look at someone is in fact their first appearance ever, not cameo or anything related to not recognizing the first appearance and that’s it. You can twist it twenty ways till Sunday, it’s their first appearance. Darkseid was mentioned by NAME in issue #134. He then went on to appear in the very next issue too! Yet Forever People #1 is labeled as First FULL appearance and commands some bucks. Wolverine was even mentioned by NAME in Hulk #180, what more do you need in that case too? Absurd. So anyway, getting off the soapbox now I will say that Jimmy Olsen #134 is a get. InvestComics recommended this comic as an extremely strong buy back in mid 2013 right HERE. Not only will you find the MUST buy here, but a Darkseid checklist too! Yes InvestComics is awesome we know.

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Spider-Verse Team Up (2014) #2 continues with the red hot Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman. InvestComics did inform you to buy the first Gwen Spidey here on InvestComics Hot Picks right? Oh yes yes of course we did! Anytime anyone wants to donate some hot recommendations to InvestComics, the PO Box is below! Haha! You’ll get a mention on here too, a plug, whatever you want!

Harley_Quinn_InvestComics Spider_Man_InvestComicsAlthough only one comic is completely sold out this week at Diamond, a few are right on the cusp. Let’s do a quick roundup here. Devil’s Due has a hit on their hands with Solitary (2014) #1. The cover is very reminiscent of the cooled down, but once red hot Adventures of Superman #14. Sinergy (2014 Image) #2 is a sold out comic walking. If you’re a fan, get it before it goes to the second print. Look for Bitch Planet (2014) #1 to sell out as well. A fantastic creative team delves into the woman’s prison system. Sounds like a hoot! The popular East of West gets a new number issue; East of West The World (2014) #0. And it’s sold out already. While Magdalena has always been popular among fans and a fun read, it never did or does well in the spectator market. Magdalena Seventh Sacrament (2014 Image) #1 will sell out and no one in the aftermarket will care. Erik Larsen pulls out all the stops with his nearly sold out anniversary comic; Savage Dragon (1993 2nd Series) #200. A few variant covers accompany this milestone issue. Congrats to one of the hardest working creators in the industry; Erik Larsen. Avatar has quietly put together a nice intelligent read comic series with God is Dead. This week however, God is Dead (2013 Avatar) #25 will have a double sized, new story arc jumping on point. So what are you waiting for? Jump on. Nothing like have some squirrels kick some ass in a comic book. Check out Squarriors (2014 Devils Due) #1 for some reading and squirrels kicking ass. Harley Quinn + number one issue = a hot comic; Harley Quinn Holiday Special (2014) #1. Although this doesn’t give any hints of significance or smell like a funny cigarette, so don’t expect anything to smell too good from this one but a very awesome Harley book.

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And wrapping up, here are some must read and gets from the number one issue market; The Valiant (2014 Valiant) #1, Guardians of the Galaxy (2013 3rd Series) Annual #1, Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) Annual #1, Uncanny X-Men (2013 3rd Series) Annual #1, Eternal (2014 Boom) #1, and Itty Bitty Bunnies Cock Fight (2014) #1.

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See you soon. Invest wisely.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 3-10-10





An introduction of a new hero in an Ultimate title by Brian Bendis makes for a quick sell out. Also the week that was and more news on InvestComics.

It was another very busy week in the comic book market place, movie discussion in particular. So let’s jump right in! 

nealadmas2.gifSuperman movie news came out and it’s news that many of us have all been sort of waiting for……well not ALL of us, but many of us. More on the movie front with Flash getting a writer for his film. Angelina Jolie killed the Wanted sequel and Mark Millar said different, looking to possibly replace Jolie as he said that the Wanted sequel is NOT dead. Who to believe? Guess we will find out eventually. You could read about some Justice League movie news right here and then shoot over here for some Captain America movie news. Follow the link to IGN for the possible candidates for the Cap role. Dynamic Forces (remember them?!) are putting out a bunch of Kick Ass movie variants for a limited time special of only $10! Check out all the details and buy buy buy, then sell sell sell QUICK if you want to make a quick buck. Finally as the movie news winds down here, check out Mark Millar’s new movie venture right here with a Spider-Man announcement.
In Comic book news (yes there was news on this!) hit last week with a preview of
nealadams1.gifSiege #3 , get linked to preview the issue. Check out a very nice preview (no link to follow here!) of DC’s First Wave right here. The biggest news this week was that Neil Adams is doing a possible Wolverine comic. This guy is as awesome as awesome gets. I’m a huge fan so take a look to your left and right of this section and you’ll see just a smidgen of what this guy brings. The article also mentions that he is still currently working on the Batman book with Frank Miller. Wow cannot wait for this as well!! Peter Parker will join the unemployment line. Check out the details of the firing right here with covers. 5 Teasers for the New Avengers rolled out here, here, here, here and here! Marvel also teased an X-Men spot, check that one out right here. Geoff Johns talks about the new Flash, read more about Thanos Imperative and Gail Simone leaves Wonder Woman, but better things are in store. Check out the cover to Blackest Night #8, also check out a preview of the Free Comic Book Day Cap/Iron Man book. The winners of the first annual Outhousers awards were announced, check out who won right here. MUCH more news on the pages of InvestComics, so check all of the other articles not mentioned here.

The latest articles to hit InvestComics were simply awesome. Bob Heske brings in another great performance with his superb IndieCreator column interviewing Chew’s John Layman. Bob will not stop here; next article will be a biggie too. 10 For The Pros keeps bringing in the hottest names in the Industry as well. Artist Georges Jeanty of Buffy the Vampire Slayer stopped by to answer the 10 questions and then some. Chris Winters of the music review column ChrisToPhenom stopped by to review the newest Gorillaz album. Topher Seal brought a new Brokers Corner article that hones in on some variants. Our friends over at Cosmic Book News introduced us to “The Uniques”. The Uniques is an awesome comic book that needs your attention. Check out the details right here and get the first issue for free!
Speaking of Cosmic Book News, InvestComics™ will now be syndicating IndieCreator over to our new friends. This new team up venture will ensure fans get more of the awesome Bob Heske of Heske Horror and InvestComics will be doing more collaborating with Cosmic Book News in the future. Stay tuned for that…
InvestComics will be attending Orlando’s MegaCon this year, thanks to our friends at Project Fanboy. I’m really looking forward to attending the event as well as being a part of the announcements for the winners of this year’s Project Fanboy awards. I’m looking forward to meeting all of the PFB fans as well as the IC fans. You’ll get a full report in next week’s Hot Picks.
As always the InvestComics™ Forum is still growing! Want to join a community that doesn’t have ridiculous drama? Want to go to a forum and actually give your opinion and not be cursed out or be told you’re a tool? Want to just have FUN and hang with collectors like yourself? Then the ICF is for you! A special thanks to Rob, KK (Collectors Alliance) and our newest mod Ben Akers for making the ICF such a fun place to hang.
Well that’s it for NOW. Look for more InvestComics™ news coming your way soon….

Hot picks 3-10-10 


batmanrobin10.gifwolverine159.gifwolverinemisterx.gifA very cold winter here in Florida and a breezy week as far as Hot Picks go, but we forge ahead and find “some stuff” in this week’s cold front . As previously mentioned just a little while ago on InvestComics™ the week that was Peter Parker will be getting fired in Amazing Spider-Man #’s623/624. Look for this comic to garner a little bit of attention. Marvel knows how to tell a story and have it relate to the times we are currently living in. DC’s new Batman & Robin #10 has a blurb on the cover that says “The Return of Bruce Wayne Begins Here!” That with the sick Frank Quitely cover has enough to grab my attention! Wolverine: Mr. X will be a fun knock em’ down drag them out type fight comic. If you want to find Mr. X’s first appearance look for Wolverine #159 in the $1 bin at your LCS. ultimatecomicsspm8.gifUltimate Comics Spider-Man #8 will be introducing a NEW hero into the Ultimate universe. Let’s see…New hero (check), Spider-Man comic (check), Brian Bendis attached to this book (check), Sold out on Thursday (check), Hot Pick of the week status (check).  




Here are some more Hot Picks coming out this Wednesday…… 

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See you all next week. Invest wisely.

Jay Katz