Interview Funko – Chris Sully

Chris Sully and our website go back a long while. Well, not Trending Pop Culture, but InvestComics. We first met up with Chris and Steve doing their thing on their NerdFu Podcast quite a few years back. Not withstanding or any bias here for the sake of this interview, but The NerdFu Podcast is one of the premiere podcast out there. If you’re seeking a good listen about anything and everything regarding the pop culture scene, the NerdFu Podcast would be right up your alley. Be sure to check out their podcast by clicking right HERE.
So as the years lumbered on, Chris Sully moved on to a new gig a few years ago himself, but he still holds down the podcast with Steve on a regular basis. So, besides being a co-podcaster extraordinaire, Mr. Sully is the Marketing Manager at Funko. Let’s chat with Chris for a bit.

Trending Pop Culture: Hi Chris! We last met up in person at New York Comic Con 2017. Have you been busy since then at all? (sarcasm).
Chris Sully: That was just this past October, but it feels like at least 84 years.

TPC: So, let’s jump right in shall we? From the beginning, how old were you when you discovered you were into the superhero stuff/pop culture stuff?
CS: My first memories of being a “nerd/geek” started with movies (like Clash of the Titans, Gremlins, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters), toys/collectibles (like Masters of the Universe, Transformers, GI Joe & Star Wars) & video games (Atari 2600, Contra, Super Mario Bros., Kung Fu, etc.). It didn’t seem out of the ordinary at the time, because my dad was into the same things and so were all of my friends.

TPC: So now that you’re a tad older, what gets you pumped now?
CS: Many of the same things still resonate, but at least I don’t have to ask Mom & Dad for money or put things on my Christmas wish list any more. I still LOVE movies, collectibles and video games, but with the popularity of comic cons, I actually have the chance to go and meet some of my heroes (actors, designers, creators) in person, which I NEVER thought would be possible.

TPC: What’s your take on the whole Thanos thing? You buying it? Is everyone dead in your opinion? Who comes back, who doesn’t? What happens next in Mr. Sully’s Infinity War film?
CS: Not everyone that vanished is dead, but I do believe that Marvel is daring enough to shake things up by killing off a few key characters and/or changing up who plays them. I am all for it. As much as I love Thor, Captain America and Iron Man, the Marvel universe has 100s of characters to choose from and I would love to see them all on the big screen at some point.

TPC: Okay, let’s move on to you meeting up with Steve and this wonderful thing comes of it, NerdFu Podcast. How does this come about and what were your expectations? If any.
CS: Steve and I knew each other for a few years, but never really hung out…. until we started talking about movies and nerd culture. He called me up on day and said “You wanna go to SDCC?” I honestly thought that was an industry event and never even dreamed about going. Luckily, we timed it right, before tickets became impossible to get. It was 2012 and we were off to San Diego for something we couldn’t possibly be prepared for. We were blown away by the experience and the people that we met and decided that we need to make this our job! Some of our line friends (people we met in our first long SDCC lines and still talk to today) joked that Steve and I were pretty funny and should start our own podcast. That stuck with us and a few months later (April, 2013) we launched the Nerd Fu podcast and our website.

TPC: What are some of the highlights from this podcast venture….so far.
CS: Most importantly, the podcast gave us the chance to hang out and talk nerd. We decided early on that even if that’s all that ever happened, we would be fine with it. Luckily it turned into much more. Over the last 5 years, we’ve been to dozens of cons all over the country, met many of our favorite celebrities, podcasted with some of our favorite podcasters and made a TON of new friends/contacts. We’re approaching our 225th episode of the podcast and hope to continue on for years to come.

TPC: Do you guys record live and edit or do listeners get the raw material?
CS: We have recorded live a few times, including our 100th episode, with a small crowd. That was a lot of fun and something we would love to do again one day. We’ve appeared at several cons as part of a podcasting panel and even started our own intro to podcasting panel we call #ReadySetPodcast, which we hope to do at future conventions. For our weekly podcasts, there is very rarely any editing. We basically hit record and then stop when we’ve gone through all of our topics/notes. This was mainly out of necessity (since we had NO editing skills in the beginning), but it has really honed our ability to lead a conversation, without dead air or weird pauses. We’ve definitely improved over the years and hope to continue to do so.

TPC: With your busy schedule at Funko, when can fans expect podcast episodes to come out?
CS: For Nerd Fu, Steve and I have worked really hard to keep our standard schedule of a new episode every week, typically on Thursday or Friday. There have been a few weeks without an episode, but not many.

TPC: You’re an obvious fan of the comic book fandom. What are you picking up these days? Besides what InvestComics recommended all of those years for you. Now Trending PopCulture is doing that for ya, right? Right??
CS: I am definitely a fan of comics, but (and this part may not sit well with others) I have never been able to get into the format. I’ve tried, but just can’t get hooked. I DO love the artwork throughout the comics and especially the covers. To me, they are works of art and I treat them as such. I have always found the investment side of collecting fascinating and found Trending Pop Culture (InvestComics) when developing the idea of making my own investment protfolio of comics. The Top 5 from TPC has been amazing, turning me on to tons of great investments over the years.

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TPC: We’re going to assume you’re a collector of all things pop culture, including Funko POP!, correct? When did your affection towards the POP! figures begin?
CS: I bought my first Funko Pop! sometime in 2011, for my wife. It was the Hermey Pop! from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I stumbled onto it at a Target and really liked the style. Then I started finding others, like Marvel & Disney. When we attended SDCC in 2012, we walked into the booth and got a feel for how big the business could be, and started collecting more and more.

TPC: So, did you ever envision yourself actually holding a position at Funko? How does this come about?
CS: I really never thought it would be possible, but that didn’t stop me from dreaming and hoping. I worked in social media at a Fortune 100 company for a few years and it clearly was not the right fit. During that time, we had started Nerd Fu and gotten to know the marketing team at Funko. When I saw that they were hiring for a new marketing position, I immediately reached out! Because of the work we had done at Nerd Fu, they knew what I was capable of and gave me a shot. We picked up and moved from Texas and haven’t looked back since. It was one of the best decisions of my life.

TPC: Seeing you at New York Comic Con every year is extremely breathtaking to witness. The production and the constant teamwork is mindboggling. You have one of the, if not the busiest booths every single year. In which this happens at many shows, not just NYCC! What challenges accompany being the head marketer of the most sought-after items within the pop culture genre?
CS: I am just one member of an amazing team. We are blessed to have an amazing fan base (known as the Funko Funatics) and volunteers that come out to the conventions to help us stock and sell all of the exclusives. These conventions take months to plan for and require very long days at the cons, but it is all worth it. Seeing the happy fans come thru and leave with the giant blue bags of exclusives, then the photos that they share of their collection online makes it all worth while. If we didn’t work hard to make that happen and respect the fans, we wouldn’t be in the position that we are in. I happily jumped into the machine that was already running and I do whatever I can to keep it running.

TPC: What’s the one thing you hear the most from fans regarding the Funko line?
CS: Everyone wants to know when we’ll make __________ (insert fandom here). We are all fans of something and we all have a few movies, TV shows, video games, etc that we would love to have figures for. I’ve been lucky enough to see Firefly, The Goonies, Ghostbusters, Monsters, Inc and a plethora of my fandoms turned into Pop!s and I know that is what our fans want for their fandoms.

TPC: It’s absolutely no secret that there is a very deep aftermarket for Funko POP!’s. Baseball has the Honus Wagner card, Comics has Action Comics #1, finish this; Funko has……
CS: That is really a question for each fan. There are a few of the all-time greats, like the 2012 SDCC Gold Loki, the flocked Sulley, the Chrome Batman, etc., but I don’t think there is the ONE that everyone is after. Part of the beauty of creating figures for so many unique licenses is that fans have a huge field of figures to pick from. For me, it’s still the Gold Loki and the original flocked Chewbacca Pop!

Batman

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TPC: In your opinion, what is it about the figures that makes them so popular year in and year out? And what separates them from so many others trying to emulate the Funko brand?
CS: First and foremost – it’s the art! The Funko artists are amazing. The style of the figures is what first brought people to Funko. The licensing is the other important part. Funko has offered thousands of licensed products, including licenses that other companies might not focus on. As I me mentioned before, everyone is a fan of something and they want to add a figure or figures from that fandom to their collection/desk. The price point is also attractive. Pop!s typically retail for around $9.99, which is not a big ask, especially compared to other companies that make statues or figures that can run hundreds of dollars.

TPC: What can we expect in the future from Funko? Any surprises or we just going to get continued awesomeness from Funko?
CS: It’ll be straight-up awesomeness from here on out. But seriously, the licensing team and artists are continuing to push the boundaries of what and how we bring everyone’s fandoms to vinyl (and other) forms. Pop!s will continue, along with other figures, like my new favorite VYNL and the new 5 Star line. Funko has plush, shirts, action figures, keychains, blind bag/box figures…. Funko acquired LoungeFly last year as well, which adds purses, wallets, backpacks, mini-backpacks and more. And be on the lookout for Cereal and Pez, all coming soon!

TPC: What about you Mr. Sully? Are we going to see you with a big fat cigar, white suit, running New York City trying to kill Spider-Man in the future? You shouldn’t kill Spidey, he’s a nice boy.
CS: Ha! I don’t have any plans to take over the city or go after any superheroes. I’m more than happy to continue with Nerd Fu and Funko, podcasting and interacting with other nerds and talking fandoms. I’ve been doing it my whole life and I’m just stoked that someone is willing to pay me to continue doing so.

TPC: Thank you for spending a little time with us Chris. We’ll listen to you (and Steve) on NerdFu and catch up with you at New York Comic Con 2018.
CSCan’t wait! I’m really looking forward to returning to New York and NYCC again this year. See you there Jay!!

Be sure to tune into Nerd Fu right HERE. Go to the Funko website right HERE. Next time you’re at a show, say hello to Chris! 

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Top 5 Trending Comics #173

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day .
New Comics and items arriving 7/18/18.

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Life of Captain Marvel #1 – A new, in depth look into the origin of Captain Marvel. Written by Margaret Stohl and art from Carlos Pacheco.
Archie Meets Batman 66 #1 – The first time in 77 years that these two iconic characters will team up. Written by Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci. Art from Dan Parent and J Bone.
Clankillers #1 – Creators Sean Lewis and Antonio Fuso deliver this new sold out debut issue from Aftershock Comics
Twelve Devils Dancing #1  – New Danger Zone comic is sold out. Creators Erica Schultz and Dave Acosta.
The Mall #1 – The main question we ask with this new Scout Comics offering, is when will this be tapped by a movie studio? Writers James Haick III and Don Handfield. Artist Rafael Loureiro

Top 5 Comic

Top 5 Comic

Top 5 Comic

Top 5 Comic

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Trending

Trending

Here are the rest of the trending comics and items headed your way this Wednesday from Trending Comics and More #535
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Infinity Countdown #5
Cable #159
Injustice vs The Masters Of The Universe #1
Rise Of TheTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #0
Euthanauts #1
Barry Steakfries #1
Dead Life #1
48th Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

Trending items arriving this Wednesday. Most are sold out. Click on the RED links or the image to buy/bid on these hot items via eBay from ALL available sellers.
DC Batman Universe Collectors Bust #7 Nightwing – Eaglemoss Publications
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 Yondu Movie Masterpiece Action Figure – Hot Toys
Marvel Spider-Man Mark IV Mini Bust – Gentle Giant Studios
Monopoly Deadpool Edition Case – Hasbro
Femme Fatales Dawn Executive Goddess PVC Statue – Diamond Select

Carpe Diem.
Jay Katz

Best Covers – New Comics 7-18-18

New comic book release day 7/18/18. 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.
Always remember, all of these new comics are just as awesome in the inside as they are on the outside. What are your favorite covers this week?
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Carpe Diem.
Jay Katz

VIDEOS – New Comics & Best Covers #535

Weekly video look at some of the new release comics and items from the weekly Trending Comics & More article and the Best Comic Covers article.
New comics & items arriving 7/18/18.
Enjoy the eye candy. Turn up the volume and enjoy!
ALL Of The New Videos….And More

Trending Comics & More #535

Here are this week’s top trending comic books and new items headed your way this Wednesday 7-18-18
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Marvel will wrap things up in Infinity Countdown #5. The fun begins again with Marvel’s Infinity Wars thereafter. Never a dull moment within the Marvel Universe and the new Infinity Wars storyline will bring on a new player, possibly reincarnated character. The big ‘get’ in this series will be this. Who is this newbie? What role will they play? Once fans found out, they’ll go bananas and the speculators will feast among themselves. Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato Jr. will head the new Infinity Wars project. These two creators will certainly bring it as they always do, so expect a solid series.
Speaking of a good/solid comic, Life of Captain Marvel #1 will be just that. Written by Margaret Stohl and art from Carlos Pacheco. This story will tell of the ‘Definitive Origin of Captain Marvel’. Maybe this is a precursor to the film in 2019? Maybe not, who cares really? This comic will undoubtable have fans clamoring for it, causing the trend to cycle through the social media realms as a comic to read. Although Carol Danvers is a Boston Red Sox fan (New York Yankees fan here), we’ll give her a pass regarding this portion of her origin, because one of the best persons we know Bob Heske (filmmaker/writer) is a Sox fan and he rocks. So, we here at Trending Pop Culture recommend this comic to all collectors….and Mr. Bob Heske.
One thing leads to another (Good song! Did I just show my age?) this week. Writers Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson along with artist German Peralta have been telling the story of Cable’s secret origin within the pages of his self-titled book. This week, in Cable #159, Cable’s ‘dark secret is revealed’ in ‘Past Fears: Part 5. What does this mean? Well, we’ll all have to read it and find out!
79 years; first appearance of Batman. 77 years; first appearance of Archie. 79+77= 156. That’s a whole lotta years there. Well, this Wednesday, Batman will team with Archie for the very first time in Archie Meets Batman 66 #1. This is incredible, isn’t it?
Another team-up occurring this coming Wednesday has no comparison ability in the least but is still fun nonetheless. Injustice vs The Masters Of The Universe #1. Writer Tim Seeley and artist Freddie Williams II.

Archie Batman #1

Cable #159

Infinity Countdown #5

Injustice He-Man #1

Captain Marvel #1

 

The Mall #1

Clankillers #1

Deadlife #1

Twelve Devils Dancing #1

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Trending Pop Culture Indie Hot Picks; Indie comics do not always show up on Ebay right way. Please check back on a regular basis, some of the smaller print indie books usually list after new comic book release day or a few days after.
IDW Publishing starts up a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic this week. Writer Matthew Manning and Chad Thomas bring comic fans Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #0. For the record, zero issues are silly. Just don’t put a number on it at all. Anyway, this series is based on the new fall animated series arriving this fall. We think. Maybe it’s based on a new TMNT comic series this fall? Either way, it’s new TMNT stories, so we’re all in. Also from IDW, Euthanauts #1; Creators Tini Howard and Nick Robles.
Clankillers #1 from Aftershock Comics is sold out. Creators Sean Lewis and Antonio Fuso.
Twelve Devils Dancing #1 (Danger Zone) is sold out. Creators Erica Schultz and Dave Acosta.
Keenspot Entertainment has sold out across the board (variants and all) of its offering this Wednesday; Barry Steakfries #1. Based off the video game Jetpack Joyride. Creators Chris Crosby, Mike Rosenburg and Remy Eisu Mokhtar.
Dead Life #1 from Titan Comics is sold out; Jean-Charles Gaudin and Joan Urgell Mamba.
If you’re a fan or a by-product from the 1980’s, or if you’re a fan of the Godfather movies/mob movies, or you recall the days of old visiting the mall with your friends or you’re just a fan of some great comic book reading, you’ll have to pick up The Mall #1 from Scout Comics. Writers James Haick III and Don Handfield, along with artist Rafael Loureiro bring this 80’s vibe, intrigue, mob, money, crime filled John Hughes on steroids comic to life. Yes, it’ll probably sell out, and yes, it’ll probably be made into a film one day too.

Rise of TMNT #1

Euthanauts #1

Barry Steakfries #1

Overstreet Price Guide #48

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Back when the seeds of the late great website InvestComics were being implanted inside the mind of Jay Katz, his father introduced a thick book with lots of information and very small text writing. Jay’s dad used to use a magnified glass thingy to literally look over the ‘bible of comics’ as he called it. This book was called ‘The Overstreet Price Guide’. Here we stand now on the 48th Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide release this Wednesday. Although some pricing is a bit skewed due to the rampant pace the speculators partake these days, it’s an incredible tool regardless. Especially on the Golden/Silver Age side…..where the big boys play. Sorry Cosmic Ghost Rider, step aside.

Trending items arriving this Wednesday. Most are sold out. Click on the RED links or the image to buy/bid on these hot items via eBay from ALL available sellers.
DC Batman Universe Collectors Bust #7 Nightwing – Eaglemoss Publications
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 Yondu Movie Masterpiece Action Figure – Hot Toys
Marvel Spider-Man Mark IV Mini Bust – Gentle Giant Studios
Monopoly Deadpool Edition Case – Hasbro
Femme Fatales Dawn Executive Goddess PVC Statue – Diamond Select

Eaglemoss Publications

Diamond

Hot Toys

Gentle Giant

Hasbro

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Carpe Diem.
Jay Katz

 

 

 

Top 5 Trending Comics #172

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day .
New Comics and items arriving 7/11/18.

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Amazing Spider-Man #1 – Writer Nick Spencer and artist Ryan Ottley begin a new Spider-Man series. The premiere issue will debut a new character.
Old Man Logan #43 – The first appearance of Shadow Tracer.
Relay #1 – This Aftershock comic is sold out. Story by Donny Cates (Cosmic Ghost Rider), writer Zac Thompson and artist Andy Clarke.
FREE Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Behind The Scenes Edition) – If the debut character takes off in Amazing Spider-Man #1, this freebie will be trending a bit hard. Actually very, not a bit.
Titans #23 – The all new Titans team begins here. This book is completely sold out.

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X-23 #1

Amazing Spider-Man #1

Superman #1

Here are the rest of the trending comics and items headed your way this Wednesday from Trending Comics and More #534
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Superman #1
X-23 #1
NYX #3
Suicide Squad #44
Farmhand #1
Zinnober #2
Midnight Task Force #1
Nu Way #1
Modern Fantasy #1
Outpost Zero #1
She Could Fly #1
Little Girl #1
Black Hops USA GI #1 Buns Of The Patriots Part 1
Morte One Shot
Transformers #1
Transformers Unicron #1

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Trending items arriving this Wednesday. Most are sold out. Click on the RED links or the image to buy/bid on these hot items via eBay from ALL available sellers.
DC Comics Rebirth Deathstroke Previews Exclusive Statue – Icon Heroes
Lady Deadpool 22-Inch Premium Format Figure – Sideshow Collectibles
Marvel Universe Spider-Man Webslinger ARTFX Statue – Kotobukiya
Rock Candy Suicide Squad Movie Harley Quinn Vinyl Figure – Funko
POP WWE Series 8 Triple H Skull King Chase Vinyl Figure – Funko (Sold Out)
Tokyo Ghoul Shu Tsukiyama Action Figure Case – McFarlane Toys (Sold Out)
Attack On Titan Levi Ackerman Action Figure Case – McFarlane Toys (Sold Out)

Deathstroke – Icon Heroes

Lady DP – Sideshow Collectibles

Spider-Man – Kotobukiya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpe Diem.
Jay Katz

Best Covers – New Comics 7-11-18

New comic book release day 7/11/18. 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.
Always remember, all of these new comics are just as awesome in the inside as they are on the outside. What are your favorite covers this week?
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Trending Comics & More #534

Here are this week’s top trending comic books and new items headed your way this Wednesday 7-4-18
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Amz Spider-Man #1

Superman #1

Old Man Logan #40

FREE Amz Spm #1

X-23 #1

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It’s no secret that the comic book industry has its ‘big two’ and that they’re not too fond of one another. Always trying to calculate, outdo the other. On new comic book day release this Wednesday, such a case is in play and for anyone that’s in the numbers game shall get a treat. Into the process of a nerd fight to ask who is better, Spider-Man or Superman? Then this Wednesday could be for you too. Marvel Comics goes with it’s fifth Amazing Spider-Man volume, as DC Comics goes with their sixth Superman volume. So, it’s essentially Amazing Spider-Man #1 vs. Superman #1 this Wednesday. Draw the line, pick a side, it’s on.
While both of these new releases will trend extremely well, let’s highlight the clash of these heavyweights in the image below…..

As you can see, both bring tremendous value to the reader and the collector alike. To us, there are no winners and losers here. Both of these comics will be another notch within their torrid history for each of them. Bringing on a new vision from top creators in the comic book industry. Fans will love these new titles and some, as always, will find something to groin about too. Begrudge a creator or a fan for no reason but to prove their own validity as to why the comic is not a good product. Word of advice, never get involved with that nonsense, move along if you’re not a fan. Move along. Not that hard to do really.
Out of the two comics, the Amazing Spider-Man #1 may trend a bit longer with aftermarket upticks due to the fact there will be an introduction of a new character (and the new creative team). A guaranteed intro according to the Marvel solicit. With the new release, Marvel will accompany a FREE Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Behind The Scenes Edition) at participating shops. This free comic might be the ‘get’ if the new character turns out to be a hot commodity. The special edition features full penciled pages from the regular comic, plus other goodies. It’s very possible a new character can pop up in here too as a precursor to a future first appearance. This will get the speculators in a ridiculous tizzy. Art from Ryan Ottley really helps things along here as well. Nick Spencer, a fantastic writer will hopefully be on the longevity schedule Dan Slott had with his run. That would be…..amazing. 
Not too sure what the Superman #1 book will bring, but with Brian Michael Bendis at the helm, one never can tell what surprise(s) could be in store. Joe Prado and Ivan Reis are on art duties. This creative team on this Superman book is simply explosive. Do yourself a favor and check out both of these comics on Wednesday.

Suicide Squad #44

Farmhand #1

Little Girl #1

Midnight Task #1

Zinnober #2

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First appearance alert; Old Man Logan #43 introduces Shadow Tracer.
The X-23 frenzy has subsided a bit since nothing new has come about regarding a solo X-23 movie or another team-up movie. Maybe when Marvel gets full rights to the mutants from Fox, that will change, but for now we have radio silence. The NYX #3 (first appearance of X-23) comic is still way overvalued. A RAW copy sold for a whopping $510 just the other day. Absurd. Yes, ‘rare’ and all that nonsense, still absurd, but it’s money to be made and comics to be had, so good for everyone! This Wednesday, X-23 debuts in her own title, X-23 #1 from creators Mariko Tamaki (writer) and Juan Cabal (artist).
Hey, anyone see that Suicide Squad #44 cover from Guillem March? Reminds you a bit of Venom doesn’t it? It’s a DC Character, not Guillem March’s, still kicks major as*, so it doesn’t really matter.

Black Hops #1

Outpost Zero #1

Relay #1

She Could Fly #1

Transformers #1

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Nu Way #1

Modern Fantasy #1

Attack On Titan

Lady Deadpool

Morte One Shot

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Trending Pop Culture Indie Hot Picks; Indie comics do not always show up on Ebay right way. Please check back on a regular basis, some of the smaller print indie books usually list after new comic book release day or a few days after.
A few standouts among the hot trending Indie titles; Image Comics’ Farmhand #1 from creator Rob Guillory. Rob starts anew with this series after a tremendous run on the wildly successful Chew comic. Rob will handle both writing and art duties here. Look for this comic to sell out and gain more momentum as the series progresses. Trending on social media already, so word is getting out.
Scout Comics hits another home run with their new dragon related comic; Zinnober #2.
Marvel’s hot Cosmic Ghost Rider writer Donny Cates, along with writers Zac Thompson and Eric Bromberg deliver a new Aftershock comic; Relay #1.
Midnight Task Force #1 from Mad Cave Studios is sold out. Creators Mark London and Alejandro F. Giraldo.
Also trending this week, new from Aspen Entertainment, Nu Way #1; creators J.T. Krul and Alex Konat (Sold Out).

Modern Fantasy #1 (Dark Horse); Rafer Roberts and Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl).
Outpost Zero #1 (Image Comics); Sean McKeever and Alexandre Tefenkgi.
She Could Fly #1 (Dark Horse); Cantwell and Martin Morazzo.
Little Girl #1 (Devils Due Publishing); Patrick Shand and Oliva Pelaez. Sold out.
Black Hops USA GI #1 Buns Of The Patriots Part 1 (Antarctic Press); Mark Pellegrini, Brian Denham and Timothy Lim.
Morte One Shot (Source Point Press); Kevin Joseph and D.A. Bishop.
One of the new variant Transformer comic covers pays homage to the original Marvel Transformers #1 comic. Transformers Unicron #1; James Roberts and Alex Mine. Variant cover by Pitre Durocher.

Deathstroke

Spider-Man

Triple H

Harley Quinn

Ghoul Shu

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DC Comics Rebirth Deathstroke Previews Exclusive Statue – Icon Heroes
Lady Deadpool 22-Inch Premium Format Figure – Sideshow Collectibles
Marvel Universe Spider-Man Webslinger ARTFX Statue – Kotobukiya
Rock Candy Suicide Squad Movie Harley Quinn Vinyl Figure – Funko
POP WWE Series 8 Triple H Skull King Chase Vinyl Figure – Funko (Sold Out)
Tokyo Ghoul Shu Tsukiyama Action Figure Case – McFarlane Toys (Sold Out)
Attack On Titan Levi Ackerman Action Figure Case – McFarlane Toys (Sold Out)

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Top 5 Trending Comics #171

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day .
New Comics and items arriving 7/4/18.

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Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 – New Ghost Rider series from hot writer Donny Cates and art from Dylan Burnett.
Captain America #1 – The ninth Captain America installment (series). This time with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Leinil Frances Yu. Look for a possible introduction of a new villain.
Deathstroke #33 – The drama builds as Damian Wayne may finally get a straight answer as to who his daddy really is. Is it Bruce or Slade?
Submerged #1From Vault Comics, this debut comic is sold out. Creators Vita Ayala and Lisa Sterle.
Catwoman #1 With the recent spoiled news from the New York Times, this debut comic may have a different tone to it with fans. We’ll wait and see. This series will be written/drawn by the amazing Joelle Jones.

Catwoman #1

Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

Captain America #1

Submerged #1

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Trending Now

Trending Now

Trending Now

Here are the rest of the trending comics and items headed your way this Wednesday from Trending Comics and More #533
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Thanos #13
Death Of The Inhumans #1
Avengers The Initiative #7 (2008)
Spider-Man/Deadpool #35
Star Wars #50
Monsters Unleashed #2
Fantastic Four #643 (2015)
Iron Man (Vol.3) #9 (1998)
Weapon X #20
Marvel Rising Squirrel Girl And Ms. Marvel #1
Batman #50
Joe Jusko Marvel Masterpieces
Unnatural #1
Cloe And The Cloud #1

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Toon Tumblers Avengers Infinity War – Black Widow And Scarlet Witch – Pop Fun Merchandising
Toon Tumblers Avengers Infinity War Thanos – Pop Fun Merchandising
Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 By Geoff Shaw Poster – Marvel
Marvel Ultimate Legends 6-Inch Action Figure With Motorcycle – Hasbro
POP Marvel Deadpool Playtime Deadpool Clown Vinyl Bobble Head – FUNKO
POP WWE Series 8 Vince McMahon Chase Vinyl Figure – FUNKO
Rick And Morty Season 1 Trading Cards Box – Cryptozoic Entertainment
FigPin Marvel Avengers Infinity War Thanos Figure Pin – CMD Collectibles

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Covers – New Comics 7-4-18

New comic book release day 7/4/18. 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.
Always remember, all of these new comics are just as awesome in the inside as they are on the outside. What are your favorite covers this week?
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VIDEOS – New Comics & Best Covers #533

Weekly video look at some of the new release comics and items from the weekly Trending Comics & More article and the Best Comic Covers article.
New comics & items arriving 7/4/18.
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Trending Comics & More #533

Here are this week’s top trending comic books and new items headed your way this Wednesday 7-4-18
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Avengers Initiative #7

Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

Death Inhumans #1

Spm/Deadpool #35

Star Wars #50

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Learn more about the new villain (group); Power Elite in Captain America’s ninth restart. Volume 9; Captain America #1. The new series arrives with at least 20 variants, if not more. So, plenty of covers to choose from. And plenty of beautiful covers that will make their way around the social media circuit.
The Cosmic Ghost Rider character is a hit. Trending at an absurd pace right now. You sitting down? Okay, you sure? Well, recently a first appearance of the Cosmic one in a variant cover Thanos #13, graded CGC 9.8 sold for……..$771+. That’s correct, this is not a misprint. Almost $800 for a comic that is not even a year old yet. Six months old to be exact. Six months old…..let that sink in. Another reason why InvestComics had to move on. This is absurdity. Anyway, the first solo comic will hit with a fervor. Look for a tremendous interest in the variant covers as this comic sells out quickly. The trend will hit hard as fans show off their booty all over Instagram and Facebook. Writer Donny Cates and artist Dylan Burnett bring the new age Ghost Rider to comic shops this Wednesday; Cosmic Ghost Rider #1.
The question Marvel ponders, ‘What to do with the Inhumans television disaster?’ Simple, you kill them off in a comic book series. Well, they say they will and as the title states; Death Of The Inhumans #1, but we all know it will not really happen. But that said, with the likes of one of the hottest comic writers on the planet right now Donny Cates and renowned artist Ariel Olivetti, this comic will kick some major as*. And what’s with the variant cover with ‘VOX’? Is that a revamp Vox character from Avengers The Initiative #7 (first appearance- 2008) or a new VOX altogether? Either way, very appealing.

Batman #50

Catwoman #1

Fantastic Four #643

Monsters Unleashed #2

Weapon X #20

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Learn some secrets regarding Peter Parker’s parents in Spider-Man/Deadpool #35.
Marvel’s revered Star Wars series hits a milestone this Wednesday; Star Wars #50. What surprises are in store here? A must get for Star Wars fans and collectors alike.
From our calculations, The Russian Winter Guard team was last seen in Monsters Unleashed #2 very recently. The time before this was in 2015, when Marvel was still in a bitter stalemate with Fox Studios over the Fantastic Four, X-Men, etc. Fantastic Four #643 in 2015 was the last scene appearance before their recent stint. The Winter Guard first appeared in Iron Man (Vol.3) #9 in 1998. Okay, now that’s out of the way, The Winter Guard make an appearance this week in Weapon X #20.
Marvel Rising Squirrel Girl And Ms. Marvel #1; Writers Ryan North, G.Willow Wilson and Devin Grayson. Artists Ramon Bachs and Irene Strychalski.

Captain America #1

Deathstroke #33

Iron Man #9

Joe Jusko Spm #1

Marvel Rising #1

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Batman #50 Cake Variant

The wedding of the century has arrived. Batman #50 brings fans, media and social media to a frenzy as Batman weds Catwoman. Will this marriage stand the test of time? We’ll have to wait and see, but for now we’re all invited to a wedding, so let’s all wish the couple a prosperous life together. As expected, lots and lots of variants accompany the release.
With the wedding comes something new correct? How about Catwoman #1 from writer/artist Joelle Jones. Yes, this is a great wedding gift for comic fans, thank you Joelle….and DC. We appreciate it.
Is Damian Wayne really Slade Wilson’s son? Or is he really Batman’s son? Find out what and who and possibly why in Deathstroke #33.

Trending Pop Culture Indie Hot Picks; Indie comics do not always show up on Ebay right way. Please check back on a regular basis, some of the smaller print indie books usually list after new comic book release day or a few days after.

The new Joe Jusko Marvel Masterpieces from IDW is not only comic book art in its truest form, but it’s art. That’s it. Joe Jusko is a legend and you need to check this book out. Ten brand new painted pieces for this IDW offering.
Unnatural #1 (Image Comics); Mirka Andolfo.
Cloe And The Cloud #1 (Amigo Comics); Nuria Aparicio.

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Toon Tumblers Avengers Infinity War – Black Widow And Scarlet Witch – Pop Fun Merchandising
Toon Tumblers Avengers Infinity War Thanos – Pop Fun Merchandising
Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 By Geoff Shaw Poster – Marvel
Marvel Ultimate Legends 6-Inch Action Figure With Motorcycle – Hasbro

POP Deadpool

POP Vince McMahon

FigPin Thnaos

Cloe & Cloud #1

Unnatural #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POP Marvel Deadpool Playtime Deadpool Clown Vinyl Bobble Head – FUNKO
POP WWE Series 8 Vince McMahon Chase Vinyl Figure – FUNKO
Rick And Morty Season 1 Trading Cards Box – Cryptozoic Entertainment
FigPin Marvel Avengers Infinity War Thanos Figure Pin – CMD Collectibles

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Top 5 Trending Comics #168

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day .
New Comics and items arriving 6/13/18.

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Deadpool: Assassin #1 – New Deadpool story from Cullen Bunn and Mark Bagley.
Titans Special #1 – New DC Special is sold out. Writer Dan Abnett and artist Paul Pelletier.
The Magic Order #1. – A soon to be Netflix series from writer Mark Millar. Artist Olivier Coipel on this trending sold out comic.
Zinnober #1 – New Scout Comics’ series from Raff Singh and Thorsten Brochhaus will probably sell out.
Marvel Rising Alpha #1This Devin Grayson and Marco Failla offering is sold out.

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

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Trending This Week

Incredible Hulk #340

Here are the rest of the trending comics and items headed your way this Wednesday from Trending Comics and More #530
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Domino #3
Incredible Hulk #340 
Starboy #1
Venom #2
Thor #1
Marvel Two-In-One Annual #1
Hawkman #1
Plastic Man #1
Scooby: Apocalypse #26
Stellar #1
Proxima Centauri #1
The Weatherman #1
Bloodstrike #0
Nancy Drew #1
The Rot #2
By Night #1
Konungar #1
Awaken Skies #0
Batman: Prelude To The Wedding – Batgirl vs. The Riddler #1
The Hunt For Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #2
Iron Man Mark V Masterpiece 12.5-Inch Action Figure (Hot Toys)
POP Halo Series 1 Sgt Johnson Cigar Chase Vinyl Figure
Bruce Lee A Life Hard Cover (Simon Spotlight/Simon & Schuster)
POP Marvel Deadpool Playtime Deadpool in Robe Vinyl Bobble Head
Topps 2018 Pro Debut Baseball Trading Cards

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Best Covers – New Comics 6-13-18

New comic book release day 6/13/18. 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.
Always remember, all of these new comics are just as awesome in the inside as they are on the outside. What are your favorite covers this week?
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Greg Land

Bill Sienkiewicz

Greg Land

Jim Lee

Mike Del Mundo

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Mark Bagley

Russell Dauterman

Amanda Conner

Brandon Peterson

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Kaare Andrews

Pyeong Jun Parky

Matteo Scalera

Nic Klein

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VIDEOS – New Comics & Best Covers #530

Weekly video look at some of the new release comics and items from the weekly Trending Comics & More article and the Best Comic Covers article.
New comics & items arriving 6/13/18.
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ALL Of The New Videos….And More

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Trending Comics & More #530


Here are this week’s top trending comic books and new items headed your way this Wednesday 6-13-18
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Deadpool Assassin #1

Hunt Wolverine #2

Thor #1

Venom #2

Domino #3

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Gail Simone is killing it in the new Domino series. Was there ever a doubt really? Domino #3 features a super special guest star in it as the hard-hitting saga stomps onward.
A new Deadpool comic from two amazing creators hits this week. Deadpool: Assassin #1 from Cullen Bunn and Mark Bagley. Look for this comic to trend among your favorite social media circles and reviewers.
The Hunt For Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #2 cover is the modern day Incredible Hulk #340 Todd McFarlane cover. Seriously awesome. Thanks to Greg Land. Beside the cover, lots going within the storyline inside. Look for this comic to appear all over your media feeds and podcasts.
Have to admit, the craze for Squirrel Girl never hit the old site (InvestComics) as much as many may have wanted her to. We just didn’t understand the exact connection with the character and the hype over a possible movie, which we never bought into. Now the first appearance of Squirrel Girl is way over market value and speculative websites or non-speculators want to keep that market where it’s at. A CGC 9.8 sold for $345 in early April. This is absurd. Monies well spent elsewhere, but once again, another reason InvestComics had to switch things up a bit years ago. We knew that Squirrel Girl hype was way overvalued and not going anywhere anytime soon. Either the market is way too early for this comic or it will die by the wayside with someone holding a useless $345 first appearance. With that all said, what to do with a character that doesn’t have as much traction as in previous years? Team her up for the first time with one of the hottest female Marvel characters right now, Ms. Marvel and bam you get an almost sold out comic. Marvel Rising Alpha #1. Brought to comic fans by the talented creative team of Devin Grayson and Marco Failla. The creative team here are the ones driving this comic.

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Marvel Two-In-One

Scooby Apocalypse

Starboy #1

Titans Special #1

Marvel Rising Alpha #1

Marvel combines the world of hip-hop and comics once again, but this time with more flare. The Weeknd will get his own comic book created character out of an album named Starboy. A brilliant way to mix the two cultures of music and comics. Starboy #1; writers Christos N. Gage, La Mar Taylor and The Weeknd, with artist Guru eFX. Expect Weeknd fans to jump on this comic as well, causing it to sell out very quick.
Writer Donny Cates is reaching back into time and telling a tale that resembles somewhat of an origin about the Venom symbiote. Make sure to be on board with this trending superstar writer Donny Cates and artist Ryan Stegman as everything unfolds in Venom #2.
Thor is back with another number one comic. Original numbering should really stay with these comics. Number one comics are so watered down with these restarts, but they sell because of the number ONE on it. Sell, Sell, Sell! Not crapping on the new series one bit, so no panties in a bunch okay? The new books will probably kick tons of as*. Thor #1 will be written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Michael Del Mundo.
Marvel Two-In-One Annual #1; Chip Zdarsky and artist Declan Shalvey.

Hawkman is back in the DC Universe. The new Hawkman #1 will be brought to you by Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch.
While writer Gail Simone works the Domino series to a fever pitch, she’ll debut a new series over on the other side of the tracks; Plastic Man #1. Art by Adriana Melo.
Who’s down for a good comic book fight? How about Batman: Prelude To The Wedding – Batgirl vs. The Riddler #1? That’s a long title, no? Who cares? Fight, fight, fight! Tim Seeley and Minkyu Jung.
Find out what happens after the dust settles upon the Scooby team losing their male lead (death of Freddie) in Scooby: Apocalypse #26.
A ‘bold new direction’ for the Titans will begin in Titans Special #1. Writer Dan Abnett and artist Paul Pelletier.

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Batgirl vs Riddler #1

Bloodstrike #0

Hawkman #1

Plastic Man #1

Zinnober #1

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Four new Image Comics titles to check out on Wednesday. From creators Joe Keatinge and Bret Blevins; Stellar #1. All-star team of Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel bring The Magic Order #1. Proxima Centauri #1 (Image Comics); Farel Dairymple and The Weatherman #1; Jody Leheup and Nathan Fox. Bloodstrike #0; Michael Fiffe.
New Scout Comics series; Zinnober #1 from Raff Singh and Thorsten Brochhaus.
Nancy Drew #1 (Dynamite Entertainment); Kelly Thompson and Jenn St. Onge.
The Rot #1 from Source Point Press flew off the shelves, now The Rot #2 has sold out too. A trend seems to be brewing…..

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Awaken Skies #0

Nancy Drew #1

The Rot #2

Stellar #1

Magic Order #1

By Night #1 (Boom Studios); John Allison and Christine Larsen. Sold out.
From Titan Books (Statix Press), Konungar #1; Sylvain Runberg and Juzhen. Sold out.
New series from Aspen Comics, Awaken Skies #0; Frank Mastromauro, Marco Lorenzana and Maurico Campetella.

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By Night #1

Konungar #1

Weatherman #1

Proxima Centauri #1

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Iron Man Mark V Masterpiece 12.5-Inch Action Figure (Hot Toys)
POP Halo Series 1 Sgt Johnson Cigar Chase Vinyl Figure
Bruce Lee A Life Hard Cover (Simon Spotlight/Simon & Schuster)
POP Marvel Deadpool Playtime Deadpool in Robe Vinyl Bobble Head
Topps 2018 Pro Debut Baseball Trading Cards

Bruce Lee

Iron Man Mark V

POP Sgt Johnson

POP Deadpool Robe

Topps Pro Debut 2018

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Jay Katz
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Top 5 Trending Comics #167

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day . 

New Comics and items arriving 6/6/18.

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Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

The Immortal Hulk #1 from writer Al Ewing and artist Joe Bennett. Trending quite well at the moment. A new Hulk comic? What’s not to love???
Spawn #286 – This Spawn comic is just about all sold out. Lots of variant covers from Todd McFarlane teaming with various creators have garnered lots of attention.
Brother Nash #1 – Speaking of attention, this Titan Books release from Bridgit O’Connell is sold out.
Vagrant Queen #1 – …And with more love from comic fans, this Vault Comics offering from Magdalene Visaggio and Jason Smith……Sold out.
Infinity Countdown #4 – Here’s a comic everyone will be talking about on Wednesday. the debut (cameo?) of the new character ‘Requiem’. Buy this one fast, it won’t stay around too long.   

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Trending Comic

Trending Comic

Here are the rest of the trends headed your way this Wednesday from Trending Comics and More #529
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Scooby Doo Team Up #12
Ant-Man And The Wasp #1
Ant-Man & The Wasp: Living Legends #1
Tales To Astonish #49 (1963)
Sensational She-Hulk #35 (1992)
Uncanny X-Men #130
Dazzler X Song #1
Deadpool #1
Doctor Strange #1
Justice League #1
Deathstroke #32
Nightwing #45
About Betty’s Boob
John Byrnes Stowaway To The Stars #1
Halo Collateral Damage #1
Sword Daughter #1
Aberrant #1
Cellies #1
POP MLB Series 3 Aaron Judge Vinyl Figure
POP Rocks Ed Sheeran Vinyl Figure

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Number One Comics – May 2018

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the Trending Comics articles during the month of May. Comics are listed below with the respective creators on the book. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.

Pestilence Story Of Satan #1 – Frank Tieri and Oleg Okunev.
The Last Siege #1 – Laudry Q. Walker and Justin Greenwood.
Hunt For Wolverine: The Claws Of A Killer #1 – Mariko Tamaki and Butch Guice.
The Gates Of Valhalla #1 – Jason Aaron, Ramon Perez and Jen Bartel.
Infinity Countdown: Daredevil #1 – Gerry Duggan and Chris Sprouse.

Last Siege

Pestilence Satan

Claws Of Killer

Gates Of Vahalla

Countdown Daredevil

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Quicksilver: No Surrender #1 – Saladin Ahmed and Eric Nguyen.
X-Men Wedding Special #1 – Chris Claremont.
New Challengers #1 – Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie and Klaus Janson.
A Walk Through Hell #1 – Goran Sudzuka and Garth Ennis.
Jazz Legend #1 – JC Lacek and Vasco Duarte.

Quicksilver

X-Men Wedding

New Challengers

Walk Through Hell

Jazz Legend

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Flavor #1 – Joe Keatinge, Wook Jin Clark, Tamara Bonvillain and Rich Tommaso.
Ether Copper Golems #1 – Matt Kindt and David Rubin.
Ruin Of Thieves: A Brigand’s Story #1 – Sumit Kumar and Ram V.
The Rot #1 – David Hayes and Sean Seal.
Rochelle #1  – John Crowther and Dell Barras.

Flavor

Ether

Ruin Of Thieves

The Rot

Rochelle

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Medieval Spawn Witchblade #1 – Brian Haberlin.
Hunt For Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #1 – Tom Taylor and R.B. Silva.
Venom #1 – Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman.
Action Comics Special #1 – Dan Jurgens and Will Conrad.
Harley Quinn Loves Joker #1 – Paul Dini and Bert Blevins.

Medieval Spawn

Wolverine Agenda

Action Comics

Harley Loves Joker

Venom

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Avengers #1 – Jason Aaron and Ed McGuiness.
Hunt For Wolverine Lost #1 – Charles Soule and Matteo Buffagni.
You Are Deadpool #1 – Al Ewing and Salva Espin.
Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 – Gail Simone and Walter Geovani.

Avengers

Weapon Lost

You Are Deadpool

Red Sonja/Tarzan

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Cyber Spectre #1 – Richard Emms and Ale Garza.
Alien Toilet Monsters #1 – Carol Zara and Eric Burnett.
Death Or Glory #1 – Rick Remender and artist Bengal.
Coda #1 -Simon Spurrier and Matias Bergara.
Daygloayhole #1 – Ben Passmore.

Cyber Spectre

Alien Toilet Monsters

Death and Glory

Coda

Daygloayhole

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What was your favorite number one comic(s) in the month of May?
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Best Covers – New Comics 6-6-18

New comic book release day 6/6/18. 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.
Always remember, all of these new comics are just as awesome in the inside as they are on the outside. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Dale Keown

Francesco Mattina

Derlis Santacruz

John Timms

Clayton Crain

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Greg Capullo

Julian Totino

Khary Randolph

Clayton Crain

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Bill Sienkiewicz

Zsombor Huszka

Todd McFarlane

Click Me

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VIDEOS – New Comics & Best Covers #529

Weekly video look at some of the new release comics and items from the weekly Trending Comics & More article and the Best Comic Covers article.

New comics & items arriving 6/6/18.

Enjoy the eye candy. Turn up the volume and enjoy!
ALL Of The New Comics Videos….And More

InvestComics Is Now Trending Pop Culture

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Trending Comics & More #529

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InvestComics (Longest Running Speculative Website Ever) Is Now Trending Pop Culture

NEW release day 6-6-18

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Dazzler X Song #1

Uncanny X-Men #130

Living Legends #1

She-Hulk #35

Immortal Hulk #1

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Just a quick note regarding something from the speculative market that needs to be addressed. I saw this and had to share my thoughts because I see too many being swindled out of believing something that is simply a falsehood being driven by a market that needs to get with it a bit. This is one of the many reason the InvestComics website switched gears over the years and eventually arrived to a Trending brand. Comics can trend, but making stuff up to upsell is simply not a vehicle anyone should drive. Maybe I can make sense of it for you a bit. Maybe not. Maybe we can have an open discussion, like grown-ups on one of our social media pages. Weigh in and see what other collectors may think about this. A quick reminder, this is an opinion for MATURE readers, not fanboys with emotions that cannot read without formulating a solid foundation for an adult debate.
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Recently arrived from the Orlando MegaCon show and saw on a dealers table the Scooby Doo/Harley Quinn Team-Up comic with a yellow sticky that read ‘Rarest Harley Quinn appearance ever’. Priced at $30. This comic bears absolutely no significance at all in the grand scheme of collecting. It does not….at all. Zero. Let me break this down to you this way. Realize the ridiculousness of this sell…every single superhero or villain has a ‘rarest appearance’ leading up to their 352+ appearance (more on that in a moment). Every. Single. One. Thanos does. So does Deadpool. So does Starlord. So does Nightwing. And so on. Any hero or villain ever put to print has a comic that was the shortest print run during their tenure. It’s a FACT, no getting around this. Why are their RARE appearances not a ‘get’? Is it that the Scooby book sold 10k and the rarest Deadpool sold 12k? Seriously? You see how absurd this is? Please, utilize your monies and maximize it to the best of your capacity for your collection to be filled with tangible books. Wasteful spending on a 352nd appearance of a character as a ‘RARE’ appearance is not a good investment no matter how anyone wants to sell this. Yes, through calculation, counting Regular Quinn, Animated Quinn and Post Flashpoint Quinn, up until the 2015 release of the Scooby Doo Team-Up comic, she appeared in approximately 352 comics (More not counting some hard covers, TPB, reprints or various other continuities) to that 2015 appearance. That’s a whole lot of Quinn. So, what exactly is it with this comic (and countless others) that have so many in a tizzy? $30 well spent someplace else if you ask a true speculator. The Scooby Doo Team Up #12 is at a ‘Buy it Now’ price of $7.99 in some places on eBay. So many stuck on the high end with this comic, it’s not using your best judgement but following the madness of a website(s) or word of mouth.

Deadpool #1

Deathstroke #32

Justice League #1

Nightwing #45

Spawn #286

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Ant-Man hits this week with a few number one comics. Two that will trend are Ant-Man And The Wasp #1 from Mark Waid and Javier Garron and Ant-Man & The Wasp: Living Legends #1 from Ralph Macchio and Andrea Di Vito. Must be an Ant-Man movie coming out or something. Within the pages of Ant-Man & The Wasp: Living Legends #1 comes the reemergence of Living Eraser. A third-rate villain that first appeared back in 1963’s Tales To Astonish #49. Which also happens to be Giant-Man’s first appearance. The character quickly fell through the cracks to be revived in 1992 by John Byrne in Sensational She-Hulk #35. The ‘New’ Living Eraser! The crowd gasps! No, they don’t, but hey a great book coming from creative team Ralph Macchio and Andrea Di Vito? We’ll take that. And a new series from Mark Waid and Javier Garron? Yes, we’ll take that too. Thank you Marvel.
The Dazzler character has always been one of those characters to be on the cusp of something, but not quite sure what. Sort of like with Moon Knight, but more wonky. She’s appeared in countless comics throughout her storied career, but never managing to go next level. With the influx of the female heroes/villains making a major impact on the industry within the last decade or past few years, it’s no wonder we go back in time and grab Dazzler to try and make it work….once again. First appearance raw copies on eBay have sold between $40 – $80. An Uncanny X-Men #130 graded CGC 9.6 sold for $130 two months ago. Not that much demand in the open market there. But, that doesn’t mean writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Laura Braga will not take Dazzler X Song #1 to a new era of interest on new comic book day. It’s a different market these days for the female character. Let the interest spark you, buy a copy, check it out.
Deadpool #1 will be the sixth volume with a number one issue attached to it. Too many restarts? Probably yes, but fans eat this stuff up. Making a new Deadpool series with the number ONE in the upper left-hand corner someplace is like printing money for Marvel. Add in super creative talents like Skottie Young, Scott Hepburn and Nic Klein, you have more of a reason to want this comic upon its release. Some of the many, many variants are already sold out. Remember, as its been said on here for years and years. The guts are the same (inside of the comic), don’t overpay for ONE page that’s different (cover).
Mark Waid is a busy guy these days. A new Doctor Strange series. Doctor Strange #1 Writer Mark Waid artist Jesus Saiz.
For a long time, It was written on this site about the title ‘Totally Awesome Hulk’ as a big downer for the book itself as for any potential first time reader for the comic. The comic was good, but the title was atrocious. Eventually Marvel saw the harm this approach was producing and finally that title went away. This Wednesday, a more ‘mature’ approach from Marvel; The Immortal Hulk #1 from writer Al Ewing and artist Joe Bennett. This is good. Very good. And the comic will hammer out some fantastic Hulk tales with this creative team on board. Looking forward to this.

Superstar writer Scott Snyder brings his stardom to another Justice League relaunch. Justice League #1 with writer Scott Snyder and artist Jim Cheung. A few variants of course accompany this release, but the Jim Lee Batman cover is just….okay. Nothing really jumping out here.
Speaking of Batman, Deathstroke and Bats keep up the fight in Deathstroke #32. Part three Batman vs. Deathstroke.
Have you seen the new Nightwing #45 cover? The John Romita Jr. cover will draw the ire of some. Maybe. We’ll see if this trends because of the graphic nature of it. Maybe it’s nothing too. We’ll see.

Ant-Man Wasp #1

Doctor Strange #1

Brother Nash #1

Aberrant #1

About Betty’s Boob

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Trending Pop Culture Indie Hot Picks; Indie comics do not always show up on Ebay right way. Please check back on a regular basis, some of the smaller print indie books usually list after new comic book release day or a few days after.
An interesting comic from Boom Studios this Wednesday. Not only for it’s interesting title (a snicker will occur when seeing it), but because of its content. About Betty’s Boob is a realistic/comic book approach unto a particular female (Betty) who loses her left breast to cancer, but also loses her boyfriend, her job, her will, but things are lining up for Betty as the day is lining up to become the best day of her life according to writer Vero Cazot and artist Julie Rocheleau. This hard cover will be an interesting read indeed and should be beckoned as a film if someone wants to make a movie about awareness, perseverance and the will to overcome any obstacle thrown your way in life. Hopefully a comic book form of this hard cover reaches stores someday, but this Wednesday, buy the hardcover and read About Betty’s Boob.
For some reason Spawn #286 will be arriving to local comic shops with eight (at last count) variant covers. All covers are Todd McFarlane team-ups with other industry artist. Most of the covers are sold out already. Why the influx of variants here is a bit perplexing. Is there a major storyline happening here? Something…? Anything? Either way, some of these cool covers will be trending across your social media page shortly.
Brother Nash #1 (Titan Books) from Bridgit O’Connell is sold out.
Vagrant Queen #1 (Vault Comics); Magdalene Visaggio and Jason Smith. Sold out.
John Byrnes Stowaway To The Stars #1 Special Edition (IDW); All John Byrne stuff and a new John Byrne story!
Halo Collateral Damage #1 (Dark Horse); Alex Irvine and Dave Crosland. Sword Daughter #1 (Dark Horse); Brian Wood and Mark Chater. Danger Zone’s Aberrant #1; Rylend Grant and Zsomber Huszka.
Cellies #1 (Lion Forge Comics); Joe Flood and Dave Scheidt.

Sword Daughter #1

Cellies #1

Halo #1

Stowaway Stars #1

Vagrant Queen #1

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Trending items arriving this Wednesday below. Most are sold out. Click on the RED links or the image to buy/bid on these hot items via eBay from ALL available sellers.
POP MLB Series 3 Aaron Judge Vinyl Figure
POP Rocks Ed Sheeran Vinyl Figure

Aaron Judge POP!

Ed Sheeran POP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Trending Comics #166

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day . 

New Comics and items arriving 5/30/18.

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Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Amazing Spider-Man #800Writer Dan Slott’s last Spider-Man issue after a long run. This milestone issue promises to deliver with all kinds of dips and curves as only Slott can do. Possible death, a possible intro, possible new status quo, but one thing is guaranteed here is a big dramatic going out party from Dan Slott. Many pointless variants accompany this one. Pick your favorite, but read the inside, that’s where the true treasure is delivered.
The Last Siege #1New Image comic series from writer Laudry Q. Walker and artist Justin Greenwood. The solicit states this comic as being a spaghetti western cross with Game of Thrones. Wow, this should peek the curiosity of readers.
Stabbity Bunny #5This Scout Comic series continues to roll on. Selling out and commanding everyone’s attention.
Doomsday Clock #5Doomsday Clock is back! After a few delays (not good), DC hopes to get back on track with this once HIGHLY anticipated series. One way to grab the attention of readers again is to feature the Joker on the cover of the Watchmen driven story. That’ll turn some heads.
Pestilence Story Of Satan #1Writer Frank Tieri and artist Oleg Okunev revisit the massively successful AfterShock comic Pestilence with Pestilence Story Of Satan #1. This followup will trend just as well as the first series did, because writer Frank Tieri will deliver a story that’ll rival the series before. Period.

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MORE items headed your way this week. Some of these items are sold out.

POP Movies Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Blue Vinyl Figure
Marvel Gallery X-23 Wolverine PVC Figure
Marvel Gallery Silk PVC Figure

 

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Jay Katz
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