InvestComics Hot Picks #309

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 2/26/14

Marvel will give it another go with the Fantastic Four this week; Fantastic Four (2014 5th Series) #1. Don’t look for a big payday down the road on this comic at all. Maybe you’re thinking of getting the biggest variant available in this lot. Plucking down $300 to profit on an Alex Ross variant will be a huge risk because the new FF series will not hold up as far as the speculators market goes. This will be hot out of the gate then will quickly succumb to the doldrums of boredom like each and every Fantastic Four series prior. Didn’t Marvel try to kill off the Human Torch a couple of years ago? A publicity stunt that failed miserably, no one cared because we all knew that Johnny would be back. Getting back to the Alex Ross variant. Even if you got this signed and graded, you probably break even. There will be no demand after the first couple of issues for the back issues of this series. Buy the regular cover, read it and throw it in your read pile.

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You want a variant that will pay off?  Here’s a big task to try, but it would be a rare treat to own, thus maybe getting some premium dollar for it. Pick up the Empire of the Dead (2014 Marvel) #2 variant with the George Romero/Arthur Suydam team-up cover. Get Mr. Romero and Mr. Suydam to sign it, grade it, and watch the counter uptick on this one.

Marvel’s UK comics continues their a’ la Secret Wars/Crisis (lots of characters in one book) this week with Revolutionary War Alpha (2014 Marvel) #5. Check out the battle between Super Soldiers and Mys-Tech. I still strongly believe this is a test market for Marvel/Disney to see if they have something here to follow up on. Will Marvel Studios ever have a Marvel UK line? Maybe an animated show/dvd movie? Who knows, but why are we getting so much hardcore awesomeness from the Marvel UK market? The Marvel/Disney brain trust never does anything to just do it. I would suggest to cover your bases to get your Marvel UK first appearances in order just in case anything breaks out. Most of these first appearances are extremely affordable, so the speculator essentially doesn’t have much to lose here. Check out the Super Soldiers first in their self-titled comic Super Soldiers #1 (1993). Also Mys-Tech’s first is in Warheads #1 (1992).

Ultimate Spider-Man (2012 Marvel Universe) #23 will feature the superhero cleanup crew known as Damage Control. Check out their debut in Marvel Comics Presents #19 (1989).

In a rare appearance a Top Cow makes it to the InvestComics Hot Picks list this week.  Artifacts (2010 Top Cow) #35 debuts creator/writer Hannibal Tabu’s first work.

Adventures of Superman (2013) 2nd Series #10 introduces a “young boy”. Who’s to say that this young lad doesn’t materialize into something later on down the road? It’s happened before.

This week in the “huh?” department we have Superman Lois Lane (2014) #1 and X-Files Conspiracy Transformers (2014) #1. Last week we saw the X-Files tackle the TMNT in a cool variant, but the X-Files and TMNT? Now the X-Files and Transformers? Very odd indeed. How about Lois Lane getting her own title. Really? Lois lost the Superman romance sweepstakes, so as a consolation prize DC rewards Lois with her own comic! From a pure speculator eye on both of these comics, don’t look for any movement what so ever.

You want movement this week? You want some bang for your buck? Two Image Comics will sell out and command some money in the aftermarket this week. One Hit Wonder (2014) #1 and Revenge (2014 Image) #1. Leave 5% of your re-sale in the InvestComics donation box below. Haha!

Other number one issues to check out this week Tomb Raider (2014) #1 with writer extraordinaire Gail Simone on this one. Vandroid (2014) #1, Pariah (2014 Dark Horse) #1, Edge of Empire (2014) #1, and Conan fans rejoice King Conan Conqueror (2014 Dark Horse) #1 will debut.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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