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Every week before new comic book day InvestComics gives fans our Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #460 and new comics coming this Wednesday 2/1/17.

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Bullseye #1 – Bullseye gets his first true solo series. What took so long? No matter, we’re ready.

Batman #16 – Part one of ‘I Am Bane’.

Aquaman #16 – A new villain is introduced.

Darth Maul #1 – The Marvel Star Wars train churns out another number one issue, this time with Darth Maul.

Blood Blister #1 – New After Shock Comics series from writer Phil Hester, art by Tony Harris and Eric Layton.

Bullseye #1 Bill Sienkiewicz

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Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #460.

Daredevil #131

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Nightwing #14

Superman #16

Slapstick #3

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Daredevil #131 (1976)

Daredevil #169 (1981)

Daredevil #170 {1981)

Planet Of The Apes Green Lantern #1

Walking Dead #163

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The start of a new storyline hits Batman #16 ‘I Am Bane’. We’re looking forward to this. The David Finch and Tim Sale covers are on point.
Speaking of covers, an awesome Nightwing #14 cover from Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert. This book is the finale of the Bludhaven story. Superman #16 cover by Andrew Robinson, a finale as well; ‘Multiplicity’.
Keep an eye on Aquaman #16, a new villain will be introduced.

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Star Wars fans get another new Star Wars comic, Darth Maul #1.
We hear from many collectors hating on the new Slapstick comic. Then there are those who dig it too. We’re with the latter here. So we’re going to keep on liking the character, predicting bigger things for him and pushing the book. Slapstick #3 features a jam cover of different Slapstick mash-up’s. Deadpool, Adventure Time(?), Simpsons and a few others, including Mickey Mouse! See if you could spot a partial shot of the most famous mouse.

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Marvel rolls out the first ever series for Bullseye. He’s been in a few mini-series/one shots, Punisher vs Bullseye, Shadowland, Perfect Game and Greatest Hits. He’s never had a self titled book until now. Bullseye #1 will focus on what the villain does during his spare time….for fun. Not too sure of the premise here, but we’ll wait a see what writer Ed Brisson brings to the table. Ed has written books like Rat Queens and The Sixth Gun, so we have faith he’ll bring it. Art will be done by Dave Johnson and Guillermo Sanna.

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Bullseye first appeared in Daredevil #131 (1976). It wasn’t until Daredevil #169 (1981) that the character takes shape into what he is today. The reason why is Frank Miller worked Bullseye into his story and the character never looked back. Miller wrote Kingpin into the next issue (Daredevil #170 1981), Kingpin’s first ever Daredevil appearance. Although Kingpin was around for a while before Miller, he made him a tremendous adversary as well in Matt Murdock’s life. Miller took Kingpin and Bullseye to another level.

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks this week;
Offering up their first number one comic of the year, After Shock Comics gives fans Blood Blister #1 from writer Phil Hester and art by Tony Harris and Eric Layton.
In a very unusual collaboration, Boom Studios goes with Planet Of The Apes Green Lantern #1. Really? Yep, this will really happen.
Beginning in The Walking Dead #163, part one of ‘Conquered’. The comic is also 25 cents!

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Aquaman, seven series number one issues, two of which were limited series. None of the regular series made it past 77 issues. What does this mean exactly? Well it means that Aquaman was never a character taken very seriously. Always on the receiving end of the joke. Nowadays things are a bit different (many thanks to Geoff Johns), although the character still holds the stigma of being a lame duck in many circles, Warner Brothers will be going all in with a solo movie release. Rumor has it that he’ll first appear in the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice first, then we’ll see the solo movie a couple of years later. It’s then we’ll see if the world is truly ready for a live action Aquaman movie.

It was writer Geoff Johns that vowed to make Aquaman a cool character. He’s achieved this feat with many naysayers saying it couldn’t be done. Now the transition to film will be the defining moment for the most powerful water character in the entire DC Universe.

Below are some key Aquaman appearances throughout the years. First appearances, number one issues, appearances in other comics, etc. Debuting from 1941, there are plenty of comics to look for here. Plenty of affordable books along the way here too.

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More Fun Comics #73 (1941) First appearances of Aquaman and Green Arrow. Golden Age.

Worlds Finest Comics #6 (1942) Aquaman first appears with Batman and Robin in the same comic. They are not together in the same story, Aquaman is featured in a backup.

Adventure Comics #229 (1956) First Silver Age. First appearance of Topo, Aquaman’s pet octopus.

Adventure Comics #260 (1959) Key origin issue. Also dubbed as the first Silver Age origin issue.

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Adventure Comics #269 (1960) First Aqualad appearance.

The Brave and the Bold #28 (1960) First appearance of the Justice League of America and Aquaman is on the team.

Superman #138 (1960) First time appearing in a Superman comic.

Justice League of America #1 (1960) First Justice League comic.

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Detective Comics #293 (1961) Before the first Aquaman series debuted, there were backup stories in this title. This is the first of those backup stories.

Showcase #30 (1961) The Aquaman “tryout” issue. The origin of Aquaman.

Showcase #32 (1961) First appearance of The Creature King of the Sea.

Aquaman #1 (1962) Aquaman’s first solo series and first appearance of Quisp.

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Aquaman #11 (1963) First appearance of Mera.

Aquaman #15 (1964) First appearance of Dr. Deering.

Aquaman #18 (1964) Aquaman weds Mera. The Justice League of America were invited. Rumor has it they had their own table. Very rowdy crowd when they drink.

Green Lantern #29 (1964) First time appearing in a Green Lantern comic. Pencils by Gil Kane.

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Aquaman #21 (1965) First appearance of Fisherman.

Aquaman #22 (1965) First appearance of Siren.

Aquaman #23 (1965) First appearance of Aquababy.

Aquaman #24 (1965) First appearance of Karla.

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Flash #158 (1966) First time in a Flash comic.

Teen Titans #1 (1966) Aquaman appearance.

Aquaman #26 (1966) First O.R.G.E and first Huntress Silver Age. This is not the same O.R.G.E. As in Batman Confidential #1 (2007).

Aquaman #29 (1966) First appearance of Ocean Master.

Aquaman #30 (1966) Justice League of America appearance. Story titled; “The Death of Aquaman”.

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Aquaman #33 (1967) First appearance of Aquagirl.

Aquaman #35 (1967) First appearances of Black Manta and Dr. Vulko.

Aquaman #37 (1968) First appearance of Scavenger.

Aquaman #42 (1968) A classic Nick Cardy Black Manta cover.

Aquaman #54 (1970) First appearance of Thanatos. No Not Thanos, Thanatos.

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Wonder Woman #215 (1974) First appearance in the Wonder Woman title.

Superman #379 (1983) First Bizarro Aquaman appearance.

Swamp Thing #24 (1984) Aquaman (JLA) appearance. Alan Moore writes.

Aquaman Vol 2 #1 (1986) Post Crisis origin story.

Aquaman Special #1 (1989) A retelling of Aquaman’s origin. Written by Keith Giffen and Robert Fleming. Art by Keith Giffen and Curt Swan.

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Aquaman Vol 3 #1 (1989) This five issue mini-series was a continuation of the Aquaman Special from a couple of months prior. Brought to us by the same creative team.

Atlantis Chronicles (1990) The title says it all. Seven issue limited series. Written by Peter David. Plenty on first appearances throughout.

Aquaman Vol 4 #1 (1991) This series made it up to lucky number 13.

Suicide Squad #61 (1992) First Aquaman (JLA) appearance in a Suicide Squad comic.

Deathstroke the Terminator #13 (1992) Aquaman (JLA) appearance.

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Aquaman: Time and Tide (1993) A four issue mini series from writer Peter David.

Superboy #9 (1994) First full appearance of King Shark.

Aquaman Vol 5 #1 (1994) This series would become the longest lasting series of all the volumes. Peter David begins the series as writer. First appearances of villains Bres and Charybdis.

Aquaman Vol 5 #4 (1994) First Kimon Tanaka, later becomes Demon Gate. Lobo appearance.

Aquaman Vol 5 #26 (1996) First Demon Gate.

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Green Lantern: Circle of Fire (2000) This two issue story was written by Brian K. Vaughan. Aqauman (JLA) appearance.

Superman Emperor Joker #1 (2000) A one shot featuring a ton of guest stars and JLA (Aquaman). Written by Joe Kelly and Jeph Loeb. Spectacular cover by Ed McGuinness.

Green Arrow #16 (2001) First appearance in a Green Arrow comic. Written by Kevin Smith and art by Phil Hester. One of Aquaman’s greatest adversaries appears in this comic; Black Manta. Great Matt Wagner cover.

Aquaman Vol 6 #1 (2003) A new direction for Aquaman; “The New Wave”. Written by Rick Veitch, pencils by Yvel Guichet and cover by Alex Maleev. This series lasted 57 issues.

Aquaman Vol 6 #5 (2003) First appearance of The Thirst.

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Aquaman Vol 6 #21 (2004) First appearance of Eel.

Aquaman Sword of Atlantis #40 (2006) Title change in Vol 6. Written by Kurt Busiek, Art and variant cover by Butch Guice.

Aquaman Vol 7 #1 (2011) New 52 Aquaman series written by Geoff Johns and art by Ivan Reis. Geoff actually made Aquaman a cool character. The series did well under his watch.

Swamp Thing #1 (2011) A New 52 Aquaman appearance written by Scott Snyder.

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Aquaman Vol 7 #16 (2013) First appearance of The Dead King.

Secret Origins #2 (2014) A New 52 secret origins story featuring Aquaman.

Aquaman and The Others #2 (2014) First appearance of Legend.

Superboy #0 (1994) Cameo (first appearance of Killer Shark.

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It’s a huge week for Thor fans and speculators alike. Thor #8 will reveal who has been wielding the Mjolnir. Who is she? Is the question every comic fans wants to know. Thor #8 promises to reveal a shocking return as well. Which will be more shocking, the female behind the mask or the return? There will be a huge guest line up to help with the dramatics here. Everyone looks on as the mask is slowly taken off. Awesome storytelling to come here, very exciting.


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Here is the bigger question for speculators out there regarding this book. Once the reveal happens, then what? Do you run and get the first appearance of that particular character? Do you hold onto the comic for longevity monetary gains? The answer is……no on longevity, yes on short term. Yes on the first appearance, yes on short term. Yes on short if it’s a non-female draw character. If it’s a Jane Foster character, that’s not a short term investment. Journey into Mystery #84 (1962) is the second appearance of Thor and first Jane Foster. You simply do not short term on that book.

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Essentially what the speculator needs to do here is sell while the aftermarket explodes. Do not hold onto this comic thinking she will appear in a movie, a television show or her time as Thor will even sustain. Yes she’s been a kick as* Thor, but the love fest will lose momentum eventually. It’s extremely rare over the last 40+ years since comic companies have tried its hand in changing a gender does it ever work for long term. Maybe this character will. Maybe Thor-ette will break the mold and become a huge success. I certainly do not foresee this happening. Been wrong before! No one is perfect. So InvestComics’ speculation here calls for quick and concise sells, do not hold, you may get stuck with books that wind up in the dollar boxes. Will still be a fantastic read regardless of any speculation.


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Secret Wars #2 is gearing up to completely annihilate the entire Marvel Universe to make room for a new one. Check out Battleworld in issue number two and what it basically is. The origin of a new Marvel Universe is upon us with a ton of variants for this issue. It’s going to be a long ride with this one, so strap in. We’ll see when all of the dust settles months from now what we are left with. In the meantime, be alert of any new characters popping up during the transition process.

And speaking of new characters. Darth Vader #5 will show some new Vader foes. You know how InvestComics feels about the new Marvel Star Wars books. Buy them all. Just ONE of them, be it a variant (more money to make), maybe not a variant or a graded/signed (even more money to possibly make) could pay for a few Bronze Age issues you really need in your collection. Just ONE, that’s all it takes. The first Aphra appearance (we gave you a heads up) in Darth Vader #3 did just that for some. Its since cooled off, but many speculators cashed in on it. Buy Marvel Star Wars comics. Read them, they’re great.

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A few Image Comics to check out this week. Mantle #1 is a straight up superhero comic. Remember those? And right, it has nothing to do with Mickey. The Phil Hester variant is a get. Also from Phil this week is Mythic #1. He writes this magic/mythic comic. InvestComics said this quite a while ago, but as the Dr. Strange movie draws closer and closer, we’ll see more and more of these magic books. Not a bad thing, but remember when The Walking Dead was at its height? Too many zombie books, so expect the same here. A $1.99 price point makes for happy comic book buyers. Injection #1; written by Warren Ellis will see sellouts. This interesting story will appeal to fans and its Warren Ellis so its a win. A Great Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire cover helps too. Staying on topic of a great writer, Cullen Bunn will give fans a horror genre book; Harrow County #1. Probably looking at a sellout here too. Two followups this week regarding number one issues that sold well; Savior #2 (written by Todd McFarlane) and Runlovekill #2. Good starts, now lets read to see where these series are headed. And finally from Image, mythology fans will enjoy Five Ghost Special #1.

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Look for Boom Studios to have a hit on their hands with Lantern City #1. Story by Paul Jenkins and Matthew Daley. Four variants are available at last count.

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four #1 variant is sold out. What does this mean exactly? It means that the variant is sold out.

Quick lesson here (free for InvestComics readers). One way to always tell if something is not working out is by the way things look….literally. When a set on a late show is constantly changed, it means producers are looking for a fresh look, change things up because it’s not working out too well. Getting new advertising dollars in or keeping the current guy in is the game. New look, give us money! After a while, that marketing ploy runs its course and eventually bye-bye. DC comics has changed course how many times now with Superman’s costume, Wonder Woman, etc. It shows the chaotic means to maximize the dollar for them. We all see by the reaction to most fans that change isn’t always a good thing. Not a bad thing either by any stretch, but do it too often and you lose your audience (money). Maybe a case in point with the new Angela Asgard’s Assassin #6  issue. Angela gets a new costume. Already? How many times will this happen before readers don’t care anymore? Readers don’t care now! Marvel might be, not saying this as fact, might be trying to renew interest in a character that they just brought over to their universe because fans are tired of Angela already and sales are down? Maybe. Either way, who cares really?! New costume for Angela, enjoy the read.

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…..And DC continues their marketing plan with more Convergence comics. As said almost each week here why we think this is a big marketing campaign for DC. In short, many characters and groups are being brought back from obscurity. Why? Maybe to test the waters to see if they have the potential of monies to be made on new product. Pure speculation here. Let’s get to the Convergence titles…..


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Starfire Starfire oh how bright you will shine. This is an exclusive poem from InvestComics. We hope DC will pay us royalties once they use it. Starfire will shine very bright when her solo comic arrives. Expect big things with storytelling and the aftermarket when it hits. This week in Convergence Green Arrow #2, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palimotti will write a Starfire backup with art by Emanuela Lupacchino. This will be the exact creative team that will work on the ongoing Starfire series next month. This comic will be the first Starfire from this team, not the number one issue next month. So when the number one issue is exploding in the aftermarket as it will (please credit InvestComics when acting as though you knew it would), Convergence Green Arrow #2 should go along for the ride right? So a few things here. Buy Convergence Green Arrow #2, buy DC Comics Presents #26 (1980 – First New Teen Titans and Starfire) and buy Starfire #1 next month. And more thing, just for the record, artist Emanuela Lupacchino is the real deal. She flat out brings it. Watch out for her!

Thor_8_InvestComics_variantConvergence Batman Shadow of the Bat #2 will bring back the original Wetworks team from the Wildstorm days. That was fun back then. Wetworks first appeared in WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams #2 (1992). And the rest of your Convergence titles; Convergence #6, Convergence Aquaman #2, Convergence Catwoman #2, Convergence Green Lantern Parallax #2, Convergence Justice League International #2, Convergence Suicide Squad #2, Convergence Superboy #2, Convergence Supergirl Matrix #2, Convergence Superman Man of Steel #2.

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Phil Hester and Andrea Di Vito bring the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS to IDW

IDW Announces Creative Team for THUNDER AGENTS!
Publisher touts and all-star team for an all-star book!

San Diego, CA (April 1, 2013) – At WonderCon, IDW finally unveiled the creative team that will be re-launching the legendary THUNDER AGENTS this August. Phil Hester (Godzilla, Green Arrow) will be writing with Andrea Di Vito (Dungeons & Dragons) providing interiors as the dynamic THUNDER AGENTS go about putting an end to global evil before punching out for the day.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Andrea on this book,” said Hester. “His style hits all the right notes, combining the best of modern storytelling sensibilities with classic super hero dynamism. Our goal is to preserve what was unique about the original Wally Wood-helmed run, but inject it with the high-octane action and resonant character development modern readers demand. Andrea‘s work will convey to readers the sense of excitement we feel as creators.” “I am very excited about the creative team assembled for the IDW launch of THUNDER AGENTS,” said David M. Matthews, Managing Director of Radiant Assets, owner of the property.  “I have a great respect and appreciation for Phil and Andrea’s work, and I’m ecstatic over having Jerry Ordway and Dave Sim contributing covers.  It really doesn’t get much better than that!” “Let me tell you, nobody’s more excited to be doing bona fide superheroes at IDW than I am,” said THUNDER Agents editor Tom Waltz. “And to have it be a classic property like THUNDER Agents and have it being kicked off by the massively talented duo of Phil Hester and Andrea Di Vito, not to mention covers by living legends Jerry Ordway and Dave Sim?! Consider me over the moon!”T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents © 2013 Radiant Assets, LLC.  All rights reserved.


About IDW

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.


Robert Kirkman’s series returns as ongoing with new creative team

The miniseries that spun out of Robert Kirkman’s original INVINCIBLE universe, GUARDING THE GLOBE, will be back in September as an ongoing series from Skybound/Image Comics.

Phil Hester, just coming off a successful run on THE DARKNESS, will be taking over writing duties from Kirkman and artist Todd Nauck (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, YOUNG JUSTICE) will be handling all the art of the ongoing series beginning with issue #1.

Months before it hits the shelves again, fans will be given a taste of what’s to come from the new creative team on Free Comic Book Day, May 5th.

“The Invincible Universe has outgrown its parent title and I’m very excited about being able to tell larger, more in depth stories with some of the key players from that book in this series,” said GUARDING THE GLOBE creator/writer Robert Kirkman, “Phil Hester and Todd Nauck are well known to fans of superhero comics and I think people are fully aware that they’re going to knock this book out of the park.”

Familiar yet fresh, GUARDING THE GLOBE will appeal to fans of the back-to-basics approach to superhero comics that INVINCIBLE is known for. Heroes both familiar and new struggle to protect Earth in Invincible’s absence. As the Viltrumite War rages on within the pages of INVINCIBLE, the ranks of the Guardians of the Globe are suddenly depleted. The world is in danger, and the team is in search of new blood.

Hester and Nauck have described the first issue of the GUARDING THE GLOBE ongoing as a perfect starting point for those that haven’t read any of the series before.

“When Robert first approached me about this ongoing series, I knew I wanted to be a part of GUARDING THE GLOBE,” said Nauck, whose creator-owned series WILDGUARD was published by Image. “I really respect what Robert’s accomplished so far with the series and I’m having a blast drawing this book. I feel it’s my best work to date. It’s great to be working with Image Comics again!”

“When Robert floated the idea it didn’t take me very long to say yes,” added Hester. “The characters in GUARDING THE GLOBE have the same kind of freshness INVINCIBLE does. It’s a great chance to both pay homage to super heroes and upend them a bit in way that isn’t cynical, but humanizing.”

Each 32-page full-color issue will be available for purchase and reorder in comic book stores and on multiple digital platforms.

ABOUT ROBERT KIRKMAN Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty years ago and he formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 120 countries and 250 million households. AMC just picked up Thief of Thieves as a series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit


Top Cow’s The Darkness Concludes Phil Hester’s Run With Issue 100 in 2012

Berkeley, CA – 21 December 2011 – Writer Phil Hester has taken the Darkness bearer, Jackie Estacado, from the height of power and influence to the pits of despair and everywhere in between in his four year run on THE DARKNESS. This month with the release of THE DARKNESS #96, Hester begins his final arc, appropriately titled “Total Darkness,” leading up to the landmark 100th issue.

Jackie Estacado has been blessed and cursed with the ancient power of the primal force known only as the Darkness since his 21st birthday. Since then he has always tread his own path, never fully hero nor villain; choosing to live in a world of gray rather than light or dark. Now, the Darkness and its rebellious bearer are finally fully at odds and left with no other recourse, Estacado plunges himself into the Darkness’ home dimension to confront the very source of his power. Will Estacado be able to triumph over a being older than time itself in his greatest conflict? Or will the Darkness find a new, more malleable host?

“This is the story I’ve been building to since I started on the book,” explained Hester. “There’s a huge dissonance at the heart of Jackie Estacado’s existence: How can he wield unimaginable power, yet still be a slave to its source? How can he ever know if his character is genuine, or simply the affectations of The Darkness? That
conflict is resolved in my final arc when Jackie confronts The Darkness for the final time, and on its own turf.”

The “Total Darkness” story arc will run from issue #96 to the over-sized issue #100 in February. Issue #100 will also serve as Phil Hester’s final issue on the series, concluding his 36 issue epic exploration of Jackie Estacado. Joining Hester for his final arc will be artists Romano Molenaar (THE DARKNESS II: CONFESSION) and Leandro
Oliviera (Superman).

Phil Hester added, “The lords of comic book hype keep ringing that ‘things will never be the same’ bell, but at Top Cow real change is still possible. My last run on THE DARKNESS is proof.”

THE DARKNESS #96 (JAN120502), a 32-page full-color supernatural horror comic book for $2.99, will be on sale in stores and digital platforms on December 21 and will be available for order in the March issue of Previews. The issue will ship with two covers, one by regular cover artist Jeremy Haun (AUG110515) and one from Sheldon Mitchell (AUG110516). For more information, please visit

Top Cow Productions, Inc. (, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has
launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise,WITCHBLADE, was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD on July 29, 2008.WITCHBLADE is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow’s other flagship property, THE DARKNESS, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. A second game is slated for release from 2K Games in the Fall of 2011. WANTED, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and roleplaying games.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It
consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit


Kevin Smith & Dynamite present “SIX MILLION DOLLAR” comics


The Bionic Man series to launch in August 2011!  Bionic Woman in 2012!
May 12, 2011 – Runnemede, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce the latest legendary characters to join Dynamite’s roster of incredible properties – The Bionic Man and The Bionic Woman! Licensed by NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group, both characters became pop culture icons in the 1970’s with their popular television programs!  After last year’s critically and commercially successful collaboration on the Green Hornet, Kevin Smith and Dynamite Entertainment are reuniting once again, with the creative team that brought the flagship Green Hornet series to fans; Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau, and Alex Ross on covers!  The Bionic Man is based on the Universal Television Series “The Six Million Dollar Man.”

“True story: when I turned in a script for The Six Million Dollar Man back in ’98, there was an exec who dismissed it as being more like a comic book than a movie,” said acclaimed film director and writer Kevin Smith.  “It’s an honor to head back into the trenches with the same creative team at Dynamite that made my Green Hornet script so readable and fun. It makes me moist.”

“I’m one of those kids who grew up with The Six Million Dollar Man toys all over my house,” said cover artist Alex Ross.  “I still prize them as one of the favorite parts of my youth for the amazing variety of things that Steve Austin could use or fight against.  The Six Million Dollar Man is one of the coolest original superhero properties invented for television.”

“When I heard about The Bionic Man, my initial thought was how to make him stand out from the rest of the cyborg genre, and that’s where my style comes into play,” said artist Jonathan Lau.  “Hopefully this will be a fun ride showcasing a more extreme play of action than I used to do!”

“I’m thrilled to help bring Kevin’s unique vision for Steve Austin and company,” said Phil Hester.  “Fans of the original will find all the classic elements they long for, while those hungry for new elements will get a healthy dose of bionic action for the 21st century.”

“I grew up LOVING The Bionic Man,” said Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.  “As a child I wanted to be him, but since that hasn’t happened, the next best thing is publishing The Bionic Man. Dynamite will also be bringing The Bionic Woman to stores in 2012!  Wait until you see what we have planned!”

The Bionic Man is based on the Universal Television Series “The Six Million Dollar Man.” The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic prosthetics working for the OSI. It aired on the ABC network as a regular series from 1974 to 1978, following three television movies aired in 1973. The title role of Steve Austin was played by Lee Majors, who subsequently became a pop culture icon of the 1970s. A spin-off of the show was produced, The Bionic Woman, as well as several television movies featuring both characters.

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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Project Superpowers, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time and more!

In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!

DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.


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Godzilla®: Kingdom of Monsters #1 sells out in one day!

San Diego, CA (March 31, 2011) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce that GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 has sold out just a day after making its debut at comic book retail stores throughout North America. Written by Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh, with artwork by Phil Hester, the rapid sell-out marks a fantastically successful return for the giant fire-breathing lizard to comics. To meet the continued demand and ensure fans everywhere have access to the comic,  GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 will be stomping its way back into stores in a ground-shaking second printing.

“We’re absolutely excited to see such a huge response to GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS,” said Ted Adams, IDW Chief Executive Officer. “We thought a sell-out for the first issue might be in the cards, but selling out in one day exceeded even our own lofty expectations. We definitely feel a special second printing is in order, and we will be producing one as quickly as we can as a huge thanks to all the many retailers and fans who have supported us so tremendously in bringing the King of Monsters back to comics.”

The second printing of GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 will feature the Alex Ross illustrated cover from the first printing with a new foil logo. The reprint issues are slated to arrive at comic book retail stores on May 11, 2011.

 “It’s immensely gratifying to see this kind of support for our Godzilla comic,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “It was already our largest print-run ever, so to have it sell out on the first day of release is a testament to a great retailer base and to very appreciated support from fans. We promise more and more monsters in the subsequent issues as repayment for your kindness.”

In GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS, a full-scale apocalypse is brewing. The monsters are a force of nature whose attacks are as sudden and random as a lightning strike. There will be no clean-cut heroes with perfectly chiseled chins and capes billowing in the wind; only ordinary human beings struggling desperately to survive in a world gone mad.

GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 (2nd Printing – $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on May 11. Diamond order code FEB11 8245.
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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Toho’s Godzilla; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at
About TOHO CO., LTD.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for seven consecutive years since 2003.  The company is also, throughout Japan, the leading producer of theatrical works and one of the largest owners of office buildings and theaters.

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks Indy Comics Publisher’s Special 12-30-09






It’s Indy Comic Book Week 2009. Check out the standouts for the coming week from all of the Independent publisher’s.

bn6.giffreesiege.gifThe big 2 take a week off with only Blackest Night #6 and Origin of Siege (Free) getting released. Marvel is also giving out a free 2010 calendar with an Avengers ID card. This all sounds great, since the big 2 are taking a back seat this week; the Indie’s will be stepping in. Yes it’s Indy Week 2009! Many local comic shops are participating, but one in particular is InvestComics’ very own Comic Book shop partner Zaldiva!

This week InvestComics will give a quick rundown of some titles coming out, but will then focus on a small Indie comics list that you should have in your collection.
So let’s look at some of the releases from this week first. Here’s the thing, since little is really known about most of these Indie books coming out, the actual solicit will be next to the comic that has made the Hot Picks list this week.

onenightstand.gifOne Night Stand; 

Antihero Comics “ONE NIGHT STAND is a collection of one-page stories, all about “”casual encounters.”” This mini-comic will explore sex and intimacy, guilt and anonymity, risk and fantasy.”


hermithill.gifHermit Hill The Comic Strip; 

Bramble Vine Comics Hermit Hill is an ongoing humorous comic strip about a geezer recluse dealing with the world… or trying not to. This limited edition comic strip sampler book collects several pages worth of Hermit Hill strips from the serialized comic into print for the first time.

macabro.gifMacabro;  Alto-Shorter“Created by brothers Carlos and Jose Esquivel,is a short story influenced by Italian horror movies. It tells the story of Selena, a high school graduate, who moves to Milan, Italy to attend the Lombardi School of Arts. Believing she’s now on the path to fulfill her dreams, she becomes tangled with the harsh reality of her choice, the alienation from her classmates, and gruesome murders



unstoppable.gifThe Unstoppable Force Indy Comic Book Week Special; 

Yellow Mailbox Comics“When a living statue of Josef Stalin attacks New York City, only some of history’s greatest men and women can stop him! Together, Mr. President (Abraham Lincoln), Human Dynamo(Nikola Tesla), The Carthaginian (Hannibal Barca), Saint Joan (Joan d’Arc), Ronin (Miyamoto Musashi), and Pharaoh (Cleopatra) are… THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE!”

teddyandyeti.gifTeddy and The Yeti #1; 

Wagon Wheel Comics “The origin of Teddy and the Yeti starts here! After Ted is kidnapped, the Yeti must risk her life to save him! What does this have to do with the Dragon’s Tooth and a mysterious figure from Ted’s past? Plus: Andromeda Jones with Ryan Stegman and an interview with cover artist Phil Hester!”


lavaroid.gifLava Roid #1; Lava-Roid Link “Phillip Manchester was just a normal cop until his big twin brother was murdered in cold blood by crime lord Ruggard & his mistress, Ms. Pantalara. They wanted to close his Community Center where all the local kids went to break dance. Depressed and angry he did what any one of us would do: ask his best friend/ex-ninja/scientist to inject him with his untested super serum. But what Phillip forgot to mention was that he was suffering from a bad case of hemorrhoids. The serum fused with them, causing his skin to become rock hard, aka bulletproof. And it gave Phillip the ability to shoot fire out of his hands and butt. Then with some gift cards from the local fabrics shop, he makes a costume to become the vigilante known as LAVA-ROID! Now with the power of fire, he hunts down those who murdered his brother and fights to keep the Community Center open so that the unfortunate few can “”Pop N’ Lock”” once more. In this world, only one rule exists: kick their butt…..with fire.”

greenmonk.gifGreen Monk; Brandon Dayton “Green Monk follows the adventures of a Monk cast out of his order, wandering a mythical Russian countryside. His only companion is a magical blade of grass that draws him into a brutal struggle against a terrifying foe. 132 pages.”



arthur.gifArthur: The Legend Continues #1;  Cosmic Times “On an ancient battlefield King Arthur gives his final order – Excalibur is to be returned to the Lady of the Lake. As the last shadows fall on Camelot Arthur is carried off to Avalon where he will wait until his people need him once more. On a post-apocalyptic battlefield a mystical sword appears – is this the return of the once and future king? Can the prophecy finally be fulfilled before all hope is lost? Faith and courage are put to the ultimate test in this self-contained pilot issue of Arthur: The Legend Continues.
With the world as we know it gone, mankind is on the verge of extinction yet still struggling to find purpose and hope. From the ancient past a glimmer of light shines and a legend returns to claim his throne. Facing challenges never imagined in his time, King Arthur shall rise again and bring the mighty Excalibur to the throats of all who wish to do harm to his people.”

dusk.gifDusk One Shot;  Dusk Comics “Eve’s life is a living hell of her own choosing. She struggles to survive in a dark world of magic and horror, all in an attempt to please her vampire master. Now Eve has crossed a line and and innocents have been harmed. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by a well meaning cabal of occultists whose mandate is to police the occult world. What will happen when these two forces clash? Is there ever a””winner”” in the supernatural underworld of Dusk?”


spudandharry.gifSpud and Harry;  Ultraist StudiosThis story tells the secret origin of the two most menacing villains of the SPY GUY Universe. A bank robbery goes horribly wrong in this prequel to SPY GUY #1 of the Unlimited Series. Flip-book format includes a colour insert poster!

spyguy.gifSpy Guy #1 Platinum Foil Cover; 
Ultraist Studios “Deep in the midst of a police sting operation targeting contraband being smuggled across the U.S. and Canadian border, things take a dramatic turn for the worse as the shipment is hijacked by two shadowy villains. Part mystery, part action-adventure, part social commentary, part satire, all fun! Also contains the 16 page essay The Ultraist Manifesto.”


lifewithfriends.gifLife (with Friends) #1;  Twofold Comics “With graduation behind them Drew, B, and Kyle decide to hold a housewarming party to celebrate moving into their new apartment. It’s a party of shocking revelations, unprecedented entertainment, and a morning after sure to leave all their heads reeling.”

americansuk.gifAmericans UK #1;  “AMERICANS UK begin their sci-fi, rock adventures when Jef UK wakes up after a night of debauchery to discover his bandmates dead! Well, mostly. It turns out that JTR3 is actually an android from the future sent back to our time to stop these murders from ever happening, alter history, and save all of rock n’ roll. Boy, has he blown it!”



“What would you do if you woke up in a pool of blood and your loved one was no where to be found? Dreamers tells the story of a young man that tries to figure out what happened in the middle of the night. Based on a short poem by Matt Houk, Dreamers will make you think, scare you, and wrap it all up with one big twist.”

horsemen.gifHorsemen Book of Olurun #1; Griot Enterprises “The Horsemen, seeing that their mission had been perverted, set about to free us whether we want them to or not. But what if there were others; not Orisha, not Deitis, not Human, but something more: a new Race? What side would they choose in the coming war?
And who truly controls the Eight Immortals but the number seven?”


troubleguts.gifTrouble Guts & Noir Book One: The Replacement;  Jesse Mesa Toves “One night, she disappears without telling a soul, but she leaves behind a trail of clues that only one man knows how to follow.
She’s perfect from head to toe, and trouble from start to finish.
The Replacement is the first book in a three part future noir adventure written and illustrated by Jesse Mesa Toves.”

night1.gifNight #1; Jester Press “David Skinner is a young werewolf on the run. Things only get worse when he runs into a group of gang members calling themselves the Phreaks. Meanwhile, Special Agent Sabrina Voght is fast on his trail. Inner city gangs meets werewolf action with the first issue of this vampire, werewolf, indy horror comic.”



turb.gifTurbulence #1; Ronin-Studios “Super powers are not granted through freak accidents or genetic defects. They are granted by a force known only as ‘Efflux’ which finds people (regardless of good and evil) that are dedicated to…well….anything.
The story follows our hero Turbulence: he has had the powers since he was a kid (but didn’t realize it) and has finally decided to join the leagues of super heroes…the only issue is that everybody seems to be a part of a team that beats him to the punch.
But Gravnos, the leader of a local super team might have an eye for Turbulence joining….there’s just one problem- and it involves a lady (doesn’t it always?).”


senryu.gifSenryu; Space-Gun Studios “Take an abstract journey into the mind, dreams, and subconscious of the artist told through freeform shorts, sequentials, poetry, and haiku. Part art book, part prose and told in sequentials it’s a look inside the artists fears, dreams and inspirations.”



solomonazua.gifSolomon Azua #1; Space-Gun Studios The luckiest adventurer in the galaxy wants to prove his fame isn’t all just good fortune when he sets out to retrieve a prize so grand that even his luck won’t explain his success.
So there are the standouts for the Indy Comic Book Week 2009. 

techjacket1_1stinvins.gifsdcc_2_1sthellboy.gifNow here are just a few Indie’s that should be in your collection. In no particular order of course….
Tech Jacket #1 from 2002 is the first appearance of Image Comics’ Invincible. A 9.8 slabbed copy of this comic comes in at the $40 mark. Not a bad buy considering that Mark Grayson is Image Comics’ “Peter Parker”. He will be around for a long time, so get this comic now. Hellboy’s early first appearance happened in San Diego Comic Con Comics #2. It’s a rare nugget that would be a great addition to any collection! In 1984 an indie book from Mirage Studios titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 debuted. This strange looking oddity turned out to be one of the most sought after Indie comic in history. This comic today could command some big bucks if found in near mint shape. Look for the asking price to start at about $2000. This is a collector’s item that rivals Cerebus The Aardvark’s
tmnt_1.gifcerebus_1.giffirst appearance. First appearing in 1977 (Aardvark Vanaheim) in his self titled comic, it’s an extremely rare find, so rare in fact that a price tag on it cannot be found!

Thank you everyone for making this the “Breakout Year” for InvestComics. For all of those who made this 2009 a great year, 2010 will be even better! Thank you to the entire InvestComics Staff and a special thank you to ALL of the InvestComics fans!
Look out 2010, InvestComics is coming!


See you next week, Invest Wisely.

Jay Katz


InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 8-19-09






Archie Comics has some air time this week on InvestComics! Not once but twice bitten this week. Check out what huge mistake, err, what Archie is up to this week as well as some other Titles.

The Red Circle: The Web #1  This is another
installment of J. Michael Straczynski  returning some old heroes to the DC mix. This hero like last weeks Hangman have appeared in many Archie comics as well as DC’s Imprint Impact. Although this really isn’t  J. Michael Straczynski return to DC (see Hot Picks Week Of 8-5-09 for more of an explanation on the ‘return’ of Mikey to DC)
The Web will be an interesting comic book to check out.  With J.M. at the helm on these books it’s easy to say it should be worth a look from anyone that is a collector. Looks
like it’ll probably be another sleeper for DC. So if you would like to look for the last time The Web made an appearance in an Archie era comic look no further than Archie and Friends #107 and look for the Katy Keene Story within the
comic. There you will find hero The Web. DC’s Imprint The Web with Impact isn’t
really worth a look because they changed the Web hero into a team.
Archie Comics #600  It’s a great Archie Comics week here at InvestComics. In what is sure to be the biggest Archie Comics story ever…..Archie is now 68 years old and is finally popping the question to Veronica. Why Veronica and not Betty?? Who knows, but this is a monumental comic should be on your radar this week. Betty did in fact appear first in Archie’s world, but he went with the newer chick Veronica who came in 4 issues later. Even 68 year old men could be dogs too! So do you want to be a part of history? Pick this comic up then! You want more you say? Okay how about Pep Comics # 22? That’s Archie; Jughead & Betty’s first appearance’s coming in at $25,000. Veronica shows up in Pep Comics # 26. This comic will cost only $4000. Oh, now it makes sense, Veronica really isn’t the money grubber. Good start Archie! 
daysmissing1writerphilhesterartfrazerirvingcoverlimitto2500.gifDays Missing #1  Writer Phil Hester and artist Frazer Irving bring this very attractive comic this week. A very interesting storyline with an extremely limited Variant cover limited to only 2500 from Frazer makes this one a must get.
batgirl_1.gifBlackest Night: Superman #1  The greatest Green Lantern story ever told spills to a number one Superman comic. Get this and
right before the 3rd print hits, sell it.
Batgirl #1  Where is Bruce? Who cares? Batgirl is here! With Batman firing up some nice sales numbers, look for this Bat title
to do the same. This won’t stay hot for a long sustained time so gauge your market with this one.
Here are some other Comics to check out this Wednesday 
See You Next Week
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Jay Katz