Number One Comics – October 2017

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

Shadowman Rae Sremmurd #1 – Eliot Rahal and Renato Guedes.
Shadow Batman #1 – Steve Orlando and Giovanni Timpano.
Slots #1 – Dan Panosian.
Warframe #1 – Matt Hawkins, Ryan Cady and Studio Hive.
The Archies #1 – Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg and Joe Eisma.

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Buy/Bid – Slots #1

Buy/Bid – Archies #1

Buy/Bid – Shadow Batman #1

Buy/Bid – Shadow/Rae #1

Buy/Bid – Warframe #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weed Magic #1 – Brian Phillipson and Alex Cormack.
Eugenic #1 – James Tynion and Eryk Donovan.
Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 – Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, Laura Braga and Amanda Conner.
Batman: White Knight #1 – Sean Murphy.
Punisher The Platoon #1 – Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov.

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Harley Ivy Betty Veronica #1

Buy/Bid – Punisher Platoon #1

Buy/Bid – White Knight #1

Buy/Bid – Weed Magic #1

Buy/Bid – Eugenic #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Falcon #1 – Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara.
Ragman #1 – Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda.
Gotham City Garage #1 
God Complex #1 – Paul Jenkins, Bryan Lie and Hendry Prasetya.
Danger Doll Squad #1 – Dan Mendoza, Jason P. Martin, Bryan Seaton and Winston Young.

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Buy/Bid – Falcon #1

Buy/Bid – Ragman #1

Buy/Bid – Gotham Garage #1

Buy/Bid – God Complex #1

Buy/Bid – Danger Doll #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dan Dare #1 – Peter Milligan and Alberto Fouche.
Wrapped Up #1 –  Dave Scheidt and Sean K. Dove.
Zen Home One Shot – Dan Cote.
Aspen Universe Decimation #1 – Vince Hernandez and Marco Renna.
Volcanosaurus #1 – S.A. Check and Scottie Watson.

Buy/Bid – Zen #1

Buy/Bid – Aspen #1

Buy/Bid – Dan Dare #1

Buy/Bid – Wrapped Up #1

Volcanosaurus #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thor: Where Walk the Frost Giants #1 – Ralph Macchio and Todd Nauck.
DC House of Horror #1
The Ruff & Reddy Show #1 – Howard Chaykin and Mac Rey.
Jughead: The Hunger #1 – Frank Tieri and Michael Walsh.
Hack/Slash: Resurrection #1 – Tini Howard, K. Michael Russel and Celor.

Buy/Bid – Frost Giants #1

Buy/Bid – DC Horror #1

Buy/Bid – Ruff & Ready #1

Buy/Bid – Jughead #1

Buy/Bid – Hack/Slash #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa vs. Dracula – Ed Power and Melissa Dejesus.
Solar Flare, Season 2 #1 – James Haick III and Branko Jovanovic.
Eternity #1 – Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine.
Taarna #1 – Alex De Campi and Stephane Roux.
1985: Black Hole Repo #1 – Michael Moreci and Seth Sherwood.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1
Sugar Boogarz #1 – Michael Duron.

Buy/Bid – Eternity #1

Buy/Bid – Santa Dracula #1

Buy/Bid – Taarna #1

Buy/Bid – Iron Maiden #1

Buy/Bid – Sugar Boogarz #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mazscara #1 – Gary T. Becks.
Gao #1 – Alfred Perez.
No Room For Magic #1 – Adrian Ramos.
IM-6 #1 – Binne MacManamon and Roger Bonet.

Buy/Bid – Mazscara #1

Buy/Bid – No Room #1

Buy/Bid – Gao #1

Buy/Bid – IM-6 #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Hot Picks #496

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
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This week, new comic book release day 10/11/17.
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Buy/Bid – Defenders #6

Buy/Bid – Amazing Spider-Man #789

Buy/Bid – Falcon #1

Buy/Bid – Cap Sam Wilson #18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Wilson is back as the character every fan loves him as, the Falcon. Now that he’s back, he’ll begin a new series from creators Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara. Falcon #1 will team up Falcon and The Patriot. Will this be a permanent team-up? Your guess is as good as ours. The Patriot (Rayshaun Lucas), first appeared in Captain America: Sam Wilson #18.
The Defenders #6: Legacy, features an appearance by Deadpool.
Amazing Spider-Man #789 may feature a first appearance. Keep an eye out on it.

Buy/Bid – Metal #3

Buy/Bid – Gotham City Garage #1

Buy/Bid – Ragman #1 1976

Buy/Bid – Ragman #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ragman #1 from creators Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda. Ragman first appeared in a 1976 Joe Kubert penciled Ragman #1. It’s extremely affordable on Ebay if you’d like to grab it.
A new DC series based on statues? Yep, DC’s Collectible Statue line starts a new series this week; Gotham City Garage #1. Imagine a statue being the first appearance of a character instead of a comic being the first….
After the last page in Dark Nights Metal #2, fans will get to see all of the new Batman characters in action in Dark Nights Metal #3. The Jim Lee cover puts all of them front and center. Who’s your favorite?

Buy/Bid – God Complex #1

Buy/Bid – Youngblood #6

Buy/Bid – Wrapped Up #1

Buy/Bid – Dan Dare #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
God Complex #1 (Image Comics). Creators; Paul Jenkins, Bryan Lie and Hendry Prasetya.
Youngblood #6, a Rob Liefeld Walking Dead #1 variant tribute cover.
Danger Doll Squad #1 (Action Lab). Creators Dan Mendoza, Jason P. Martin, Bryan Seaton and Winston Young.
Dan Dare #1 (Titan Comics). Creators; Peter Milligan and Alberto Fouche. Fighting American #1 (Titan Comics). Creators Gordan Rennie and Duke Mighten.
Wrapped Up #1 (Lion Forge). Creators; Dave Scheidt and Sean K. Dove.
Zen Home One Shot. Creator Dan Cote.
Aspen Universe Decimation #1 (Aspen Entertainment). Creators Vince Hernandez and Marco Renna.
Volcanosaurus #1 (American Mythology). Creators S.A. Check and Scottie Watson.

Buy/Bid – Danger Doll #1

Buy/Bid – Aspen Universe #1

Buy/Bid – Volcanosaurus #1

Buy/Bid – Zen Home One Shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hot Picks Top 5 #75

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #437 and new comics coming this Wednesday 8/17/16.

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Suicide Squad #1

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Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #1

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Gwenpool #5

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Suicide Squad #1 – Artist master Jim Lee starts off the new Suicide Squad comic. The Harley Quinn Lee Bermejo variant cover is amazing.

Spawn Kills Everyone #1 – Todd McFarlane parodies Spawn. He writes and draws. Massive fun here. 

Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #1 – Written by Julie Benson/Shawna Benson and art from Claire Roe. This will be on your pull list before too long. And Birds of Prey……watch them. We’re in the bull market regarding them. You heard that HERE first.

Civil War II Choosing Sides #4 – The Power Pack group returns. See why InvestComics is such a buyer with the Power Pack group going back six and three years ago. Go to this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #437 article and read up on why we love Power Pack so much. Once again, heard this here FIRST.

Gwenpool #5 – It should be an interesting first time meet-up between Gwenpool and Miles Morales. 

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #437. Click the link to read now!

Power Pack #1

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What If Planet Hulk #1

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IC 100 Club Pick: What if Planet Hulk #1 (2007) 9.6. 

Briggs Land #1

Scooby Apocalypse #4

Batman #5

Supergirl Rebirth #1

Captain America Sam Wilson #12

Captain America #428 (1994)

Captain America Sam Wilson #9

All-New Wolverine #11

Wonder Woman Hiketeia (2002)

Amazing Spider-Man #583

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Power Pack #1 (1984)

Power Pack ALL available Ebay sellers carrying Power Pack comics.

the Amazing Spider-Man #583 (2009)

Chapterhouse Summer Special 2016 #1

Devil Dogs Guts & Glory #1

Backstagers #1

Brik #1 & Brik #2

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What If Planet Hulk #1

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Each week InvestComics seeks out a comic(s) on Ebay for $100 or less and then brings it to the attention of our fans. We call it IC 100 Club Pick. The idea is to get a great book at a great price. We do not own nor are we selling these comics. The comics are found by a random process. We do not know the ebay seller(s), nor are we promoting the Ebay seller. Any knowing from the Ebay seller of InvestComics or its affiliates is purely coincidental. (See disclaimer for more details).

IC 100 Club Pick: What if Planet Hulk #1 (2007) 9.6. InvestComics fans know that we have spoken about Planet Hulk for years. We’ve recommended the Planet Hulk books at quite a few conventions (you know who you are) and right here on the InvestComics website. Now rumor has it that Planet Hulk might be gearing up for a movie theater run JUST as we said it would many years ago. This comic is graded a solid 9.6 at a nice price of only $99. It features the first appearance of Skaar, Hulk’s son. Maybe Skaar will make it to the World War Hulk movies when those come around. 

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

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All New Wolverine #11

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Captain America #428

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Captain America Sam Wilson #12

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Speculator alert; Dark Horse’s Briggs Land #1 is in development at AMC television. You may want to pick up a copy in case the show blows up (or ever sees the light of day). Don’t want to be left behind now do ya?

Todd McFarlane will parody his own creation this week. Spawn Kills Everyone #1 is written and drawn by the team of Todd McFarlane and J.J. Kirby. Nothing like seeing some goofy (yet amazing) McFarlane pencils on these pages. Every cover is as good as the next. Our fav is the Liana Hee variant. Buy this comic, read it, enjoy. Also admire Todd gracing us with his talent.

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That Jim Lee Scooby Apocalypse #4 cover is stellar. We’re loving it. And speaking of Mr. Lee, he will begin a new series this Wednesday with writer Rob Williams; Suicide Squad #1. Does anyone know if this series will suddenly be canceled after seven issues due to the workload Lee takes on? Will this be a limited series? Let’s hope not, because it would be refreshing to actually see a comic series from Lee that goes for a longer haul and not less than a year. A Lee by first name actually kills the variant cover. The Lee Bermejo Harley Quinn variant is amazing.

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Suicide Squad #1

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Batman finds himself in a fierce battle with Gotham in Batman #5. Writer Tom King and artist David Finch have turned it up in this series.

Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #1, written by Julie Benson/Shawna Benson and art from Claire Roe. An all female creative team on this book. It’s going to kick all kinds of as*. Supergirl Rebirth #1; written by Steve Orlando, art from Emanuela Lupacchino/Ray McCarthy.

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Find out who the Americops are in Captain America Sam Wilson #12. And just in case you’re wondering, Americop first appeared back in 1994’s Captain America #428. Look at that over the top 90’s cover too, very much like the current cover! Awesome. The Americop’s first appeared a few issues ago in Captain America Sam Wilson #9. Now you’re all caught up with your comic book police detail. See, we’re always looking out for ya! Protect, Serve, Invest Wisely and Read Comics.

Power Pack #1

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Civil War II Choosing Sides #4

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Gwenpool #5

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Scooby Apocalypse #4

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InvestComics covered this on our Facebook page a few months ago. (Join the Facebook page right HERE!) We are absolutely in love with the All-New Wolverine #11 cover by Bengal. The cover, we think, no mention of it, pays homage to J.G. Jones’ Wonder Woman Hiketeia (2002) cover from DC Comics. It’s kind of obvious right? Similarities are striking. No matter really, both covers are splendid! Now we hope the Wolverine story will be as good as the Wonder Woman story. Tall task to ask. 

Gwenpool meets Miles Morales for the first time in Gwenpool #5.

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We’re going to dial it back a bit and bring an excerpt from a past article on InvestComics and a Facebook post. We first mentioned the Marvel superhero group Power Pack more than seven years ago on InvestComics. There have been countless times thereafter. We want to copy and paste what we said more than three years ago right here because we still have a strong belief in these statements. Then we are going to copy and paste what we wrote on our Facebook page, which we still hold strong beliefs on as well. (InvestComics 2010)“….Power Pack is based on a kid team right? What better time than the present to get a kid team off the ground and running to a possible cartoon later on? Why not, it’s possible right? Marvel and DC have proven that their cartoon series’ are successful; this would be a no brainer if Marvel hits it with Power Pack. Want more collector nourishment? How about that there are 40 total graded Power Pack #1’s (1984) and a bit top heavy at 20 in the 9.8 range? 7 signature series books, with one in the 9.8 spot. Although the top heavy 9.8’s are a bit of a turn off, it’s still early in the game as they say. Many collectors can find the first appearance of Power Pack sitting in the 50 cent bins at their local comic shop or comic convention. Do not sleep on these kids…kids. Why would Marvel be bringing them back if they didn’t possibly have a plan in place for them? It could be a long shot you’re right, but at 50 cents apiece, what’s to lose right?” (Facebook 2015) “News on the Marvel Studios front. Now all of the heads will be reporting directly to Disney. Disney will eventually take over complete creative control of Marvel’s movies. It’s inevitable right? That said, one comic InvestComics spoke about back in 2010 could be coming more to fruition than not. Power Pack would be a tremendous Disney film, right in their wheel house. Buy Power Pack #1 (or the entire set) for minimal money right now. Great story telling (and 1st appearance) from Louise Simonson, art by June Brigman.”

Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #1

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Batman #5

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Click to Buy/Bid – Briggs Land #1

Supergirl Rebirth #1

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So now you’re asking yourself, “what’s with all of the Power Pack talk?” Well, glad you asked. This Wednesday Marvel will bring back Power Pack once again. Check out Civil War II Choosing Sides #4 for the “return” of Power Pack. Will THIS be the lead in year for a major cartoon or plant a seed for a movie down the road? We don’t know for sure, but we do have a strong feeling that Power Pack will eventually be a major player in the Disney/Marvel universe via the small screen or the big one. It only makes sense that Disney has a huge “kids” demo right there in front of their faces. Someone either realized this (finally) or are starting to realize it and wants to seek the potential first by testing the comic book audience. Buy the first appearance of Power Pack in Power Pack #1 (1984). Check out ALL available Power Pack comics on Ebay right HERE. They’re affordable and great comics regardless.

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Chapterhouse Summer Special 2016 #1

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Brik #2

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Demonic #1

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Remember the President Obama/Spider-Man cover? the Amazing Spider-Man #583 (2009). This week, the equivalent to that Spidey book comes out from……..Canada. Chapterhouse Summer Special 2016 #1 features the new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau right on the cover with Captain Canuck. The comic features all sorts of previews and short stories. An all around great comic for fans.

….And some other comics to check out this week;
Demonic #1 (Image Comics). Devil Dogs Guts & Glory #1 (American Mythology). Backstagers #1 (Boom Studios). Oni Press follows up their sold out Brik #1 with Brik #2.

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Captain America Sam Wilson #9

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Devil Dogs Guts & Glory #1

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 11/12/14

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Not each week does the opportunity present itself that a surefire hit will surface, that one book that will be an instant aftermarket success. This week however, there is that book (and another, but more on that in a bit); Wytches (2014 Image) #2. The success on issue number one was so great, that it will indeed spill over to the second issue, I guarantee it. Get your copy quick because it’s already sold out at the distributor. The reason for the success here? Put Scott Sndyer on writing duties, put Jock on art and cover duties, which equates to a fantastic story. Add to the mix of a possible movie deal and you have instant speculation gold.

A book that may take some speculators by surprise this week is Kitchen (2014 DC/Vertigo) #1. A reverting story line coupled along with the great DC imprint of Vertigo makes for a possible sleeper. The $10 variant is already sold out, so pay attention to this one.

New_Mutants_Annual_1_InvestComics Captain_Marvel_InvestComicsIt’s not too often that an IDW comic cracks the InvestComics Hot Picks list. The aftermarket never acts too kindly to certain independent publishers, this being one of them. That said, not to take anything away from them! They put out an outstanding publishing line. This week IDW gives us a rarer original content comic instead of a licensed one. Check out Bigger Bang (2014 IDW) #1 this week. Looks like a winner.

Drifter (2014 Image) #1 is sold out at the distributor, but is still available at some of the on line outlets. If you are afraid you may miss it at your local shop, you should probably buy it on line before that becomes a non-option for you.

What more can be said on here that hasn’t already been said about Spider-Verse? I have been alerting you for months about how important this saga is. Gave you a heads up on the Gwen Stacy issue too a few weeks ago. It begs repeating though just in case you haven’t been listening. This Spider-Verse story line is one of the most important speculation Spider-Man series to come out in quite some time. This isn’t “One More Day”, or “The Clone Saga”, this is a story line that will introduce and re-introduce every single Spider-Man costume, person, metal armor, and even an animal BACK into the fold of the Marvel universe all at one time. So to reiterate for the millionth time here, what does this Django_Zorro_InvestComics Rocket_Raccoon_Variant_InvestComicsmean for the speculator? It means that there are going to be an abundance of breakout characters here. Old and more importantly NEW! If you are a reader or a speculator, you need to get on every single Spider-Verse book. Anything Marvel throws at us, get it. There will be introductions (and reentries) in books that you were not expecting and BAM the book will blow up because the character(s) suddenly are at the forefront of a new book, or appear in another thus creating a mad frenzy to find that first appearance. I said it from the beginning, the Spider-Verse story line is a huge marketing monster with tremendous potential to explore and introduce new Spider characters. Do not sleep on this specs. So with all of this stated, Spider-Verse (2014) #1 will do all of the above mentioned. The team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos begin the awesome series. There are two separate stories introducing two new spider characters. Yes this book, better yet, this series is one to get without a doubt!

And speaking of reintroduction’s, check out Silver Surfer (2014 5th Series) #7. There will be characters reintroduced into the Marvel lure that promise’s to blow readers away. Be sure to take a look and make an executive decision on whether or not to pursue this issue and the first appearances of our old guest. Oh and the best best part of this comic.Want to know? Dan Slott is the writer! So pulling double duty here with the reintro’s.

Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man (2014) #7 will focus on the question; who is Katie Bishop? Maybe she is going to play a major role in the Ultimate Spider-Man universe. Maybe not. Either way, her first appearance was in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #12 (2012).

All New Captain America (2014 Marvel) #1 will be accompanied with 9 variant covers at last count. This gimmick will be short lived because most likely Steve Rogers will be back in given time and Sam Wilson will be out. A “new” CaptaiJon_Sable_Freelance_1_InvestComics Superior_Iron_Man_1_InvestComicsn America is not “new” anymore and it’s grown a bit, become tiresome and non-eventful. It may sell out, but don’t look for record breaking aftermarket numbers here. The $200 variant is the only outstanding book sold out book at the moment. More of the same with the other new book the “new” Captain America will appear in this week; Captain America and the Mighty Avengers (2014) #1. There is a very nice $3.99 Rocket Raccoon variant to check out though.

Guardians 3000 (2014) #2 will introduce a new Herald to Galactus.

A new Iron Man book will turn some heads. Check out Superior Iron Man (2014) #1.

Captain Marvel has been in the news lately. Have you seen that? Something about a movie. Anyway, in this weeks Captain Marvel (2014 8th Series) #9 all eyes will be on Lila Cheney. She guest stars. Lila first appeared in New Mutants Annual #1.

Hero_2014_InvestComicsThe new Hero Initiative comic Hero Comics (2011 IDW) #2014 will feature a new Maxx story from Sam Keith. Mike Grell will provide a new story on his character from 31 years ago, Jon Sable, Freelance. A hot book for a little bit back then. Check out Jon’s first appearance in Jon Sable, Freelance #1 (1983) from First Comics. And incidentally, First Comics are making a comeback with their new release Badger comic coming soon. They were great back in the 80’s. I’m sure they will put out some great reading material this time around as well.

An odd pairing from Dynamite Entertainment this week. Django Zorro (2014 Dynamite) #1. Yes that’s right Django and Zorro?! Sounds like fun! Here’s the most awesome part of this comic release. It’s written by Quentin Tarantino! Get a CBCS witness signature on this comic, score a 9.8 and you have yourself a nice book. We’re on the saddle with this comic. The variants are fantastic too. The favorite is posted here, Nice.

A couple of other number one comics to take a peak at this week; Deep State (2014 Boom) #1 and Resurrectionists (2014 Dark Horse) #1.

Don’t forget to check out the updates on the Capital Grading Services website (www.capitalgradingservices.com).

See you soon. Invest wisely.

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Jay Katz

Comic Broker Report – August 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 657,658:  First Future Foundation Suit

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Yeah I know Marvel has overdone it with the Spidey suits but this one might be the best to date.  Made of unstable molecules it never has to be cleaned!  It’s really all the benefits of Venom with out the mind altering alien infestation!

Note: There are some second printings that are worth a look too.
Superman ( New 52 ) 32: First Ulysses

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So there are plenty of variants for the start of the  Johns/Romita jr.  era.  The rarest is the 1:100 retailer but the Bombshell is my personal favorite and is actually affordable.
X_Men Battle of the Atom 1: First Raze

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The alternate future offspring of Wolverine and Mystique appears first here.  As far as I am concerned the  Deadpool hash tag swag variant is the one to buy!
  Secret Avengers 4: First Manifold

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One of my favorite modern characters is Manifold.  Nuff said.
First Adam Hughes art: Eagle 6

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Hughes cover are fast becoming favorites amongst collectors.  If you are looking for his first pro work, he did a pin-up in this forgotten comic.

 Venom 31: First Mania

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It doesn’t matter how many times Venom replicates the results are almost always cash cows for Marvel.  Mania is the most recent transformation of the pesky alien and she’s actually a pretty cool character.  It helps that this  was the best Venom series to date.
Aunt Eunice: Batman 23.1

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Ok I have major issues with this issue.   Jackanapes is one of my favorite Morrison character creations so when DC decided to give him the lamest origin they could I cringed.  I am currently rewriting his origin in my spare time and if DC fails to pick it up I am going to post in here for free and the few people who read my stuff can bash me at will.  So why am I picking this issue?  It turns out the Joker may have had an abusive Aunt who looks eerily similar to the Clown Prince of Crime!
The Great Society: New Avengers 16

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Hickman’s Great Society sucked me in right away I just can’t wait to see more of these characters especially Norn!
2000 A.D. 1170: First Jock published work

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Much like Hughes, Jock’s work is catching on with fans ( see Detective 880,881 ).  This issues of 2000 A.D. published his first pro work.
Nightbreed 13: First Rawhead Rex

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A TV show is coming for Nightbreed?!?!  WTF!  If you haven’t seen the cult classic I recommend it especially when the Director’s Cut is released.   Epic published a 25 issue series with  1 and 25 being the toughest to get.  Collector’s shouldn’t forget about this issue though with a sick cover and the first comic appearance of Rawhead Rex!  If he makes it to show this one will explode.

 

Outsiders 11,12: Katana Origin

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The Brave and the Bold 200 has her first appearance and is also a final issue making it key for this upcoming  CW Arrow character.  Even the DC Sampler 1 should see some love from collectors.  I would include these issues in the Katana collection too.

-Topher

@Larfleeze

 

UPDATE!!!!!!!!

Sam Wilson as Cap!  Already happened…

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