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Marvel’s newest title will be hitting this Wednesday; A-Force #1. A much hyped all female Avengers team. With all of the female strong characters of late, this only seems fitting right? Here’s the thing, and this happens way too often. Whenever the big two (Marvel or DC) hit on something (characters/team) that works for them (monetarily), they go ahead and shove it down our throats. Deadpool, Lobo, Wolverine, Spider-Gwen, Ghost Rider, etc. It happens all the time. Appearances aplenty and number one issues as well. The  A-Force team will be shoved in our faces as “must like” material. Here’s newsflash, this A-Force love-fest is not going to last very long. Not being a negative Nancy, just a realist and a speculator. We hope to get proven wrong, but history is doomed to repeat itself here. Quickly, name one mega successful all female comic book team book. You can’t. You can probably rattle off a dozen female characters that are simply red hot right now though and have held their own for years and years. That’s where this all works. Just like some of their counterparts, they are fantastic solo acts or team players. An all female team is not what the fandom really wants. Yes some female comic character are out selling their counterparts easily and we get that the push to lure the girl into the hobby is possibly working, but it’s not going to work with A-Force. Again, prove us wrong, would love that. We want to see success here.
With all this said, the great part about A-Force #1 is we’re probably going to get an endearing story. An all female Avengers heroes team kicking butt should be a fun read. We also know we’re getting a ridiculous amount of variants too. The Adam Hughes variant is sold out.
So get this book because you like to read comics. You probably will not be able to speculate this book and make some serious cash on it. Maybe, possibly an immediate impact, but longer term? Simply don’t see it. Last time here, prove us wrong and sustain some readership/market value. Please. That Adam Hughes variant is nice though isn’t it?! Enjoy the great read.

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More Secret Wars awesomeness with the release of Secret Wars Battleworld #2. Witness all of the knock em down drag them out fights in this comic. M.O.D.O.K. Evilness reaches new heights here. M.O.D.O.K.’s First appearance is in Tales of Suspense #94 (1967). Such a goofy looking character, and it’s brought to you by Stan Lee, Jack ‘King’ Kirby and Joe Sinnott. Wow now that’s some firepower. For many years fans have clamored the presence of M.O.D.O.K. On the big screen and it just doesn’t seem feasible without looking completely goofy. Maybe, somehow Marvel figures it out, but seeing a huge head like that flying around would be a “jump the shark” type deal and not a productive one. More like a Dark Crystal or a muppet type feel, thus not taken seriously. Marvel Studios is probably aware of the possible vibe and this is why we’ll probably never see this character on screen.

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The Marvel Ultimate universe is ending. What a ride is has been! Witness this tragic event in Ultimate End #1. Written by Brian Michael Bendis and art by Mark Bagley. This is the same exact creative team that ushered in the Marvel Ultimate Universe 15 years ago with the first Ultimate comic ever; Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (2000). Ultimate End #1 will be a story for the ages. No more Ultimate Universe. And we don’t really see it coming back from Marvel either. This won’t be a “take-back” from Marvel. We don’t see Marvel going back to the well anytime soon re-releasing Ultimate books or the universe. Marvel is merging the two universe’s in the Secret Wars/Battleworld story, so essentially they really don’t have a need to revisit the Ultimate universe later on down the line. Of course it can still happen because if Marvel wants it they’ll do it, but bringing back the Ultimate universe (ever) after the dust settles on this storyline would be a tremendous disappointment.

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Planet Hulk #1 will be full of awesome this Wednesday. Regular readers here at InvestComics know that Planet Hulk and World War Hulk have been promoted here as enormous buys because of the movie speculation we were first on. No one else was informing speculators to buy The Incredible Hulk #92 (2006) back a few years ago, the first Planet Hulk. Also What If Planet Hulk #1 (2007). We still recommend these comic. Buy them. A surprise creative team backup story accompanies Planet Hulk #1, we look forward to the surprise!

Remember InvestComics informing everyone to buy anything Spider-Verse , and that first Spider-Gwen was in there which paid for all of your new comics and then some for a few months? Yeah, so now Spider-Verse is back; Spider-Verse #1 and this just means that there will be another chance for one of those first appearances or re-introductions to do well in the aftermarket. Stay close here with your ear to the ground. That all said, the Robert Rodriguez Spider-Gwen variant is sold out already. Best get your hands on one at your local shop or click on the link or comic cover here in this article to bid/buy now before the price escapes you.

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InvestComics informs speculators and readers almost every week, they need to get on top of any new Star Wars comics if they want to be in the know and the possible aftermarket frenzy. At any time a new hero or villain can show up. This will cause a huge aftermarket boost. Get in and get out. If you want, hold onto at least one of your $4.99 comics if you want to possibly wait and see if the market will explode after the movie in December. Buy new Star Wars comics. All of them……and the new Star Wars #5 this week.

Master of Kung Fu #1.….maybe Marvel really wants this work because of the Iron Fist Netflix on the horizon. Create that whole Karate/Kung Fu vibe. Bring back the Kung Fu lure, make it happening again. Get the first Master of Kung Fu in Special Marvel Edition #15 (1973) just in case we have a resurgence. Pencils and cover by Jim Starlin too. Nice.

A bunch of number one comics to definitely check out this week;

Insufferable #1 from IDW, written by Mark Waid, art by Peter Krause. A new team book and it looks awesome. Boom Studios; Oh Killstrike #1. Interesting premise here. An escaped comic book character needs to be put back into a comic book. And the Kris Anka variant cover is sold out. Aspen Comics makes an appearance this week here with Psycho Bonkers #1.What a great title! Love it. And what a great looking read too. A five issue mini-series. Adventures of Aero Girl #1 from Action Lab Entertainment also looks like an interesting/fun read. The first Accelerators series did well for Blue Juice comics, so now we have a follow up with Accelerators Momentum #1. Valhalla Mad #1 from Image Comics. Written by Joe Casey. A sellout for sure. A whacked out take on mythology. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #1, written by Mr. IDW himself Chris Ryall. Dark Horse; Resident Alien Sam Hain Mystery #1. A good looking story here. Chuck Dixon’s Winterworld Frozen Fleet #1 from IDW will be a good book to sit back and read.

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Deadpools Secret Secret Wars #1. A wacky tale here written by Cullen Bunn. Great Tony Harris regular cover too. And also a solid homage grave variant as well. Sold out comics here most likely.

And check out Daredevil #15.1, “The life and times of Daredevil. 50 years in the making!” Ryan Stegman variant kills!

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Here is this weeks DC Convergence breakdown:

(These backup stories are subject to change. InvestComics has no control over what changes are made from DC. Do your due diligence and look through the comic to see if the backup stories are in fact in there.)

Convergence Adventures of Superman #2 – Martian Manhunter backup story.

Convergence Batman and The Outsiders #2 – Batman Beyond backup story by Dan Jurgens.

Convergence Flash #2 – New Suicide Squad backup story.

Convergence Justice League America #2 – Superman/Batman Backup story.

Convergence Wonder Woman #2 – Awesome vampire Joker cover by Joshua Middleton.

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Here are the other Convergence titles. These also have backup stories, but are not listed here.

Convergence #7, Convergence Green Lantern Corps #2, Convergence Hawkman #2, Convergence New Teen Titans #2, Convergence Superboy and The Legion #2, Convergence Swamp Thing #2.

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Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 5/14/14

Superior Spider-Man #29 Variant CGC 9.8 Signature Series: J. Scott Campbell… it now right HERE. FREE SHIPPING! Also, buy it now and receive a FREE signed Dawning #1 (InvestComics Publishing) with the purchase. Yeah, that’s kind of all-around awesomeness.

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Nothing really jumping out this week, but here are some comics to check out…..

With Iron Fist coming onboard to the television medium, what would one expect to see more of these days leading up to the Iron Fist Netflix T.V. series? More karate/kung fu comics right? Okay so Marvel will provide that beginning this week with Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (2014) #1. The hand to hand combat comics will make their official return this week and continue as long as the demand is there. There is a good chance that Deadly Hands will be sold out in a couple of weeks. The comic that the speculator really should have in their hands is Special Marvel Edition #15 (1973). This comic features the first appearance of Shang-Chi. Written by Steve Englehart, with cover and art by Jim Starlin. Yes this would be a nice edition to have in your back issue stash.

Superman75Superman vs Doomsday. Haven’t we been down this path once before? The end result did not fare well for Clark, but it fared very well with the media and collectors at the time. Rumor has it that Supes may bite the dust again. Isn’t this suppose to be the “New 52?” Why are we getting old stories like this one revamped? Aren’t there new stories to possibly explore instead of going back to the well so much?  “NEW 52″……NEW. Okay. So with DC’s big hoopla of Superman vs. Doomsday in Superman Doomed (2014) #1, the comic that will probably be a bigger draw in the aftermarket (if there even is one for this) will be Superman Wonder Woman (2013) #8. This will be the continuation of the Superman Doomed #1 book. Maybe not as many printed Superman Wonder Woman #8’s as there will be Superman Doomed #1? Who knows? All and all, it will interesting to see what spin they put on this story this time. Buy this comic at your local shop and relive history with a new twist.

Justice League United (2014) #1 seems to have a lot of copies sitting at the distributor. What gives with that? A fantastic story will bring readers and collectors right on board though!

Captain Marvel (2014 8th Series) #3 will see our hero team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Expect to see GOTG everywhere (as they slowly have been) before they hit the screen. Speaking of Captain’s, Captain America (2012 7th Series) #20 will see Steve Rogers’ life change forever! Hasn’t he been through enough?

United States of Murder Inc (2014) #1 has television series or movie written all over it. Pick this comic up and hold on to it. You should be hearing news on this comic sooner than later……if it never comes to fruition so what. A great read will probably be ahead.

Legend John Byrne has a sold out book arriving this Wednesday. Star Trek New Visions Mirror Cracked (2014) #1 will have availability only on the shelf that you see. No mas after that spot is empty. John Byrne first tackled the Star Trek genre in 2008’s Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Romulans (no number on cover). That too was with IDW Publishing.

A new beginning after ‘All Out War’ in Walking Dead (2003 Image) #127. This comic is sold out at the distributor.

Rogue Trooper Classics (2014 IDW) #1 will focus on the debut of Rogue Trooper. Why not just get the first appearance in 2000 AD #228 (1981) if you can find it. If the demand ever drums up for the UK hero’s (as InvestComics has said it will) then maybe this should be one to have in your portfolio.

Think Tank Fun With PTSD (2014) #1 from Image comics is just about sold out. And Weird Love (2014 IDW) #1 may have the sold out sign on it very soon.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 10-6-10

1aaa1aahp106101InvestComics hammers its way through another week of Comic Hot Picks. This week, it’s all about Thor, Kung-Fu, Uncanny X-Force…and oh yes Batman, lots of Batman.



This week we’re going to look at a few quick picks then get to the main attraction. The main attraction is a legend and he’ll be coming out with a Batman book. More on that in a minute, first some quick picks…






Brightest Day  from DC comics continues to absolutely burn up the charts. This week we get origin of Aqualad in issue #11. Marvel releases 8 number one issues this week. That’s 8 different number one issues, as in 8 titles. One of which has 8 variant covers. Is it the 90’s again?? Let’s take a look at a few of them. Shadowland: Spider-Man #1 would be the most fun as far as the back issue’s go. This issue will sort of re-introduce us to Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. The solicit from Marvel states that this issue will set a new path for Shang-Chi. So with that, if you want to get your collector paws on Shang-Chi’s first appearance, you’ll have to look for Special Marvel Edition #15 (1973), brought to you by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. Comics Price has this comic listed at the $80 mark. Maybe a bit high for some collectors right now, but karate, and kung-fu comics were a hot item at one time. Will Marvel bring back the coolness again? Two words… Iron Fist.






Chaos War #1 will be a sellout. This comic will be coming from 2 very talented and awesome creators; Greg Pak, and Fred Van Laente. Deadpool fans have a new Max title. Merc with a mouth in a Max book? Deadpool Max #1, yes this will be fun. As the Thor movie draws nearer, the more Thor we seem to be seeing. Ultimate Thor will be debuting in his own title; Ultimate Comics: Thor #1. This comic will see a second print in a few weeks, which brings us to our 8 variant cover comic. Uncanny X-Force #1 will go total 90’s style and have a cover for each one of you brothers, sisters, and cousins, maybe one for the dog too. 8 covers?? Is this really necessary? So if you want to flip at least one of these comics, look for two of these variants, IF you could get your hands on them. Look to buy the Retailers Premiere Edition, which is the rarest of the 8 variants, and then you have the second most scarce out of the bunch and that’s the Marko Djurdjevic (spell that right??) variant. Get these, CGC them, get the 9.9 grade, and bingo you’re in the money.

Now on to our Main Attraction this week, if you’re a horror fan and you know comics, then you know Bernie Wrightson. Simply put, this is THE horror artist of all comic bookdom. Check out Bernie’s web site right here to learn more about him, and see some of his amazing work. One day the comic world needs to see a Bob Heske/Bernie Wrightson Collaboration, now that would be awesome.







Speaking of awesome, a “lost” Batman story drawn by Bernie comes out this week. Batman Treasures #1 will not only give us fans the lost story but a reprint of Swamp Thing #7. Funny DC decided to reprint Swamp Thing #7 from 1973 within this comic, because it also happens to be the first time Bernie actually drew Batman in a comic. Think they did that on purpose? The first Batman art from Bernie cost only $60. That is a beautiful comic to own. No doubt about this one. Now it’s important to know that this isn’t the first time that the horror master has touched the Batman character. The very first time Bernie Wrightson’s name appeared with Batman was actually in the self titled comic, Batman #237 (1971). He wrote this comic, and this is truly his first batman work. Issue #237 also happens to be the first appearance of the Reaper… fitting. This Gem cost only $120. There you have it, two Bernie Wrightson Batman comics you should really own. Actually, add another 4 comics to this list. If you collected comics back in the 80’s you’ll remember a comic named Batman: The Cult. This amazing 4 issue limited series was so hot back in the 80’s that it would have cost you an easy $50 to buy all four issues. Yes the markets were a bit crazy then, in today’s market each issue will cost about $3.50. The creative team on this series consisted of; art by Bernie, inker Jim Starlin, and writer Bill Wray. It was a great miniseries back then; it belongs in your stash today.

Bernie Wrightson’s first professional works are DC’s House of Mystery #179 (1969) $120, and Chamber of Darkness #7 (1970) $40 for Marvel.  These too need to be in your stash today.






Watch InvestComics next week for some cool stuff regarding New York Comic Con. InvestComics will be there!

Until then, see you next week, Invest Wisely. 

Jay Katz


InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 9-30-09






Marvel hits the vaults this week, bringing back team-ups, characters and even a controversial storyline from 1994. So lets go on a timewarp spanning the years from 1974 to 1994. Get in the time machine with InvestComics™ with just one click…

specialmarvel_edition151stshangchi.gifShang Chi Master of Kung Fu Black and White (One Shot)  Marvel goes back to the vault once again here, around 1974 to be precise. Our favorite Kung Fu Master first debuted in
Special Marvel Edition #15. This comic will hit you for about $80 in NM condition. This one shot (all in black and white) is going to be an obvious instant sell out. Marvel put their newest and favorite pimp ‘Deadpool’ (what no more Wolverine?) in this issue to entice readers and collectors that were not going to give this comic a look. Shang Chi probably did not need this help from his co-star, but it does make the comic more attractive. Marvel is testing waters here with the successful Iron Fist run, look for a Shang Chi solo comic to not be that far behind. So at an $80 price tag, for a first appearance, a Bronze Age comic, this is a very good buy.

amzsp144_1975.gifwebofspm117_1994.gifSpider-Man The Clone Saga # 1 (OF 6)  In what turned
out to be one of the biggest blunders in Spider-Man storytelling history, Marvel revisits it to try and make it all better. The debacle better known as The Clone Saga did have its moments at the beginning, but somehow lost the way after a 3 year run. The first Clone Saga took place in Amazing Spider-man #144 (1975), or a couple of issues before if you are counting the cameo or first reveal of the Gwen Stacy Clone. In any event, any of these issues will be in the $50 range. Then you have to disaster Clone Saga that started up in 1994 in Web of Spider-Man #117. This issue can be found at cover price or $5 at the most. Marvel will try to make things right this time around (just like they did with the Ed Norton Jr. Hulk movie, sorry bad example! Actually, it wasn’t that bad!).

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New Mutants # 5  This issue brings back Warlock from the old New Mutants series from 1984. Again, Marvel going to the vaults! The first appearance of Warlock is in the original series of New Mutants # 18. This issue brought to you by Bill Sienkiewicz and Chris Claremont. Get this debut for only 3 bucks.




powerman48_1977_johnbyrne_chrisclaremont.gif Thunderbolts # 136  Besides this cover being total bad as*, look who is joining the Thunderbolts! Is that Power Man and Iron Fist?  Check out the first time these two heroes teamed up in Power Man #48 way back in 1977, drawn by John Byrne and written by Chris Claremont. Two issues later the Power Man and Iron Fist Title began. So is this team up comic ready to come together again? Well after this comic sells out and a second print hits the presses, it would be wise to get issue #48 for only around $15 now. 

teentitans75.gifHulk # 15  There are plenty of guest stars to help this comic come along this month.  Wolverine, Elektra, Punisher and oh yes…… Deadpool (sigh). All of this plus Red Hulk! Wait a sec, Red Hulk is still around?? Marvel promises a shock ending in this one, so stay tuned. (maybe Red Hulk will finally just…go away). Teen Titans # 75  New writer takes over , co-producer from the hit television show Fringe Felicia D. Henderson will make her debut right here. Let’s all take a look at what she has to offer up.
mickeymouseandfriends296.gifMickey Mouse and Friends # 296  Okay so how is this going to work? In case you have been living under a rock, Disney bought Marvel recently… right? Boom Studio’s releases the first ‘kids title’ Mickey Mouse comic under their banner. So when will Disney pull the plug on this? Or will they at all? It would make sense to keep all of their comic titles under one banner (Marvel) wouldn’t it? Maybe not, then again does it really matter where we get the Mouse from? As long as we’re getting him on print who cares! 



Where have I seen this cover before?? Saw this new Die Hard comic coming out; it immediately brought back the Daredevil cover from the Fall from Grace storyline, which was a very good one! So let’s do the old side by side comparison shall we? Knew that cover looked familiar!



Here are some other Comics to look for this Wednesday…… 







 See you next week

Invest Wisely

Jay Katz