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.

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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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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

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.
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

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.
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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Top 5 Hot Picks #84


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 #446 and new comics coming this Wednesday 10/19/16.

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Batman #9 – The beginning of the new Batman made Suicide Squad team. It all starts here.

Deadpool Too Soon #1 – Deadpool puts together his own team this week. Not of the villain psychopath kind though. His team consist of Squirrel Girl, Rocket Raccoon, Howard The Duck, Ant-Man, Groot and the Punisher. Maybe not the most sane bunch, but a team only fitting for Deadpool.

Archie #13 – The arrival of the new Cheryl Blossom.

Mighty Thor #12 – Think you know anything about hammers? Well maybe you do, maybe you don’t, but this Wednesday you’ll get an origin story of Thor’s hammer; The Mighty Mjolnir!

Green Lanterns #9 – This issue begins the epic story line involving the newest Lantern ring that first appeared a few issues prior in Green Lanterns #6. ‘The Phantom Ring’ part 1 starts this week. 


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IC 100 Club Pick: Swamp Thing #6 CGC graded 9.0 (1973).


Click To Buy/Bid – Deadpool #43


Click To Buy/Bid – Lady Death EX EX #1

Dark Knight III The Master Race #6

Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #1

Deadpool Back In Black #2

Amazing Fantasy #15

Captain America Sam Wilson #14

Deadpool #43 (2015)

A-Force #10, A-Force #9A-Force #8

Infamous Iron Man #1

Die Kitty Die #1

Evil Ernie #1 (1991)

Lady Death Extinction Express #1

Spell On Wheels #1

Lord Of Gore #1

Love and Rockets #1

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Hot Picks Video #446 – The Covers


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InvestComics Hot Picks #446


InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases Hot Picks each week.
New comic book release day 10/19/16.

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We were at New York Comic Con this past week. Below is a snippet video of our press coverage. We had tremendous coverage (as we always do) on all of our social media outlets, but we always make these videos every year when we come back for our fans. Enjoy!

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IC 100 Club Pick: Swamp Thing #6 CGC graded 9.0 (1973). Anytime a collector is able to purchase a 9.0 signed book from a LEGEND such as Bernie Wrightson, there should be absolutely no hesitation in buying that book. Here, case in point is a Swamp Thing #6, CGC graded 9.0 for $99 Buy It Now with a Bernie Wrightson signature. There is no question that a collector must have this in their collection. Then check out one of our first InvestComics Creator Spotlights; Bernie Wrightson (click image below). We released this back in early 2015 with the release of our new site, so don’t mind the messiness in the article, just buy things from this creator, he’s a LEGEND. That’s it. Nuff said. 


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Click Buy/Bid – Green Lanterns #9

Once in while on new comic book Wednesday there is a comic that we know we’re about to tout with great glee. This week is one of those times. A story line that will aim to please and will have speculators peeking in as well. Batman #9 is the book that collectors need to check out this Wednesday. It’s the first part of a story line named “I Am Suicide.” We love that title. This title is a prologue on what is to come. Batman has to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve one of his greatest adversaries ever; Bane. The reasoning is to recruit a few of his foes to form his very own Suicide Squad to rescue Gotham Girl and Psycho-Pirate. The modern day Batman Suicide Squad team starts right here. You really need to get in on the ground floor and that ground floor starts in this issue.

Green Lanterns #6 debuted the most powerful ring of all; the Phantom Ring. This Wednesday in Green Lanterns #9 “The Phantom Ring” part one!

So many delays, puts the Dark Knight III series into the “oh is that coming out this month? I didn’t know that.” phase. Dark Knight III The Master Race #6 makes it to the new comics shelf this week with the tag line “Is Gotham ready for the new Batgirl?” Here’s a better question “Does anyone care at this point?” Delays and too much time between books kills momentum and interest.

What is it with the names of some of the new comics these days? Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #1? Okay. Why not just Cave Carson #1? So pretentious, no?

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Marvel will put out an origin story about a hammer. Not just any hammer of course. Thor’s hammer: The Mighty Mjolnir. Check out the hammer story in Mighty Thor #12. We bet no one (most no one) at Home Depot or Lowes knows about this hammer.

The latest Marvel Comics sensation is Deadpool Back In Black. This week, Deadpool Back In Black #2 comes out and it will sell out like the first issue did. There will probably be a lower print run (obviously) of the second issue, so get on this if you want a first print. The Ron Lim Venompool cover is solid, but it’s the Salva Espin homage cover of Amazing Fantasy #15 with Power Pack (and a clown!) that wins. Anyone remember what InvestComics has said about Power Pack over the past few years?? Since 2010. We actually touched on it more recently; InvestComics Hot Picks #437 (August). Yes it will probably happen eventually, you’ll see. Just remember to give us credit and not to be such a nerd and take the credit. Thanks!

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Sticking with Deadpool, he seems to be following in the footsteps of Batman in the gathering/assembling of a team in Deadpool Too Soon #1. The difference between him and Bats’ team is that his team does not consist of a bunch of adversaries. Squirrel Girl, Rocket Raccoon, Howard The Duck, Ant-Man, Groot and the Punisher join forces. Like we always say, we don’t make this stuff up, we just report it.

Captain America Sam Wilson #14 features the villain Flag-Smasher smashing things up! A ridiculously beautiful cover by Marcos Martin adds to the awesomeness here. The hash tag movement Marvel is trying to start is right there on the cover for fans to see, #TakeBackTheShield. So what are you waiting for?? Start the hash tag movement! Oh and the most recent Flag-Smasher character first appeared in Deadpool #43 (2015).

Fans will learn more about Alice in A-Force #10. Alice first appeared in the previous issue; A-Force #9 and made a photo cameo in A-Force #8. That’s your Alice roundup!

Doctor Doom becomes Iron Man for the first time in Infamous Iron Man #1. Lots of pointless variants accompany this one.


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Click Buy/Bid A-Force #10


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Chapter House Publishing turns up creative firepower this Wednesday with two amazing Archie Comics creators debuting a new series. Die Kitty Die #1 with be brought to you by writers Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz and Artist Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz! Want more repeating? Okay. Look for great interest here as Chapter House Publishing knows how to put a product together very well and the creators are veterans that know how to put a product together very well. Told you we’d do that, now go out and check this comic out.

Cheryl Blossom makes her debut in the new Archie Comics universe. Check out Archie #13 for the vixen known as Cheryl Blossom!

Brian Pulido’s Lady Death character has been around for 25 years now! First debuting in Evil Ernie #1 (1991) from Eternity Comics. This week’s Lady Death Extinction Express #1 will introduce a new character named Chaotica. Coffin Comics tells us that this character will be a major player in Lady Death’s universe.

Here are some other indie comics to check out this Wednesday! Spell On Wheels #1 (Dark Horse). Lord Of Gore #1 (Devils Due Publishing) features a Hack/Slash variant cover from Tim Seeley. Love and Rockets #1 (Fantagraphics).

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Female Comic Characters – Checklist 2



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Here is another checklist edition of female comic characters. Checklist 1 is available right HERE in case you missed it. As we pointed out in the first checklist, there will be omitted characters from this list, it’s okay, breathe. Please refrain from letting us know “what we missed”. We didn’t “miss” anything. This checklist is a random list of random comic characters and we will continue to release these list regarding the female comic character. Maybe your favorite will appear in the next edition! So remember, breathe……deep breath.

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Female Comic Characters – Checklist 2

Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (1967) – Will Carol Danvers ever get her due within the Marvel Cinematic universe? Will it ever really happen? This comic holds the first appearance of Carol Danvers.

Ms. Marvel #1 (1977) – The first time Carol Danvers appears as Ms. Marvel.

Avenging Spider-Man #9 (2012) – First Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel (cover only).

Captain Marvel #1 (2012) – The first appearance of Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel.

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Astonishing Tales #6 (1971) – First appearance of Bobbi Morse (Mockingbird).

Daredevil #168 (1981) – First appearance of Elektra. Frank Miller writes, art, and cover. Nuff said.

Ms. Marvel #18 (1978) – Chris Claremont writes the first full appearance of Mystique.

Ms. Marvel #1 (2014) – The first appearance of Kamala Khan.

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Astonishing Tales #6

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Daredevil #168

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Ms. Marvel #1 (2014)

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Ms. Marvel #18

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Sandman #8 (1989) – One of the most prolific comic book runs in the history of comic books. Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. First appearance of Death (Endless).

X-Men #101 (1976) – Origin and first appearance of Phoenix.

Kick-Ass #3 (2008) – First appearance of Hit Girl. John Romita Jr./Mark Millar.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 (2016) – Moon Girl’s first appearance.

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X-Men #101

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Kiss Ass #3

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1

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Marvel Super Heroes #8 (1991) – First Squirrel Girl appearance.

Spider-Girl #1 (2011) – First appearance of Anya Corazon as Spider-Girl.

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Spider-Girl #1

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InvestComics Hot Picks #353

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If there is one comic you will buy this week it should be Avengers No More Bullying (2014) #1. Not because of the monetary value it brings, but because of the value of life it could bring. Being a statistic of bullying in my life, I cannot stress this enough to buy this comic and share it with your children. Teach them that bullying is unacceptable. Teach them they are not alone. Even if you do not have children, buy it and give it to a child you may know. Buy a few copies and give it to a teacher you may know at a school. Give some to your neighbors who have children, I don’t care. Saving one child’s life due to bullying is a win. Kudos to Marvel for doing this project. It’s a tremendously important topic that needs more addressing. Please buy this. Share it, give it away, pass it on.

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A new year means a new beginning. In the case of the comic book world, a new beginning many of us were not really asking for, but we’re receive anyway. Ant-Man (2014 Marvel) #1 will bring Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man) front and center. The comic will come complete with its ridiculous 8 variant covers, which will not be worth squat in the long run. Do not get caught up in the variants here, you will lose money. Get a high grade/signature series and dump it while it’s hot for a little while.

Ant_Man_InvestComics Marvel_Premiere_47_InvestComicsSo not only did fans not ask for this comic, but the movie as well. Not so much asking per say, but a demand. The Ant-Man movie will probably do well (maybe), but what if it doesn’t? Here’s the thing folks, when will the Marvel Studios winning streak stop? Not trying to be a negative Nancy here, just a realist. One of these years, Marvel will not make back its money from one of their films. What happens then? The mouse will not be a happy camper that’s for sure. Disney likes money and their Marvel cash cow is making them tons of it. A clunker means what then? A slowdown on the comic book movie production maybe? Everyone (Fanboys especially) can pretend that every Marvel movie will be a hit, but no one is talking about what if they actually fail to reach the audience or actually have a movie the majority of moviegoers do not embrace? Once the first failure comes into play, the comic book market will change drastically. Many collectors have paid top dollar for a Marvel Premiere #47 (1979); the first appearance of the NEW Ant-Man (Scott Lang) and that seems to be a big risk to this speculator. A second rate character that never commanded the spotlight, but yet is being forced into one. Here’s the only way your Marvel Premiere #47 will get you a return. First, the movie has to show substantial gains and even then it does not equate to a big return. The second and more important trend to follow with Ant-Man is whether he will be on the new Avengers team after or during the Avengers Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 2018/2019. Will Phase 3 for Marvel lead into a new Avengers team? Robert, Chris, Scarlet, Mark, Samuel and the gang will not stay on forever. Will Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel and Ant-Man make up for most of the new team? So if Scott Lang is to stick around for a while and play a major role within the Marvel Studio films, complete with toys and promotion, Marvel Premiere will hold its value. If Scotty is left by the wayside, a one and done, a poor showing at the ticket booth, well then Ant-Man is back to being, dare I say it? Small.

Marvel_Super_Heroes_1_InvestComics Squirrel_Girl_InvestComicsHere’s a mind boggling back issue I completely don’t understand. I urge anyway to please fill me in because I probably missed something. Marvel Super-Heroes #8 (1991). What is it with the first appearance of Squirrel Girl? A 9.8 signature series is at a buy it now price of $380?? What? Why?? Raw NM copies are selling for $90 or above. What gives here anyway? The only redeeming value I see is that Steve Ditko was the co-creator of the character. Yes THE Steve Ditko drew, wrote and inked the short story. With that, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2014) #1 debuts this Wednesday. Squirrel Girl’s first solo comic. That’s 24 years in the making. Look for the comic to sell out and get any of the variants signed and graded. If the new solo series takes off, look for Marvel Super-Heroes #8 to be an even more expensive get. This could be the next big female character aftermarket book.

InvestComics has been telling you for months about Spider-Verse. We got you the hot Gwen Stacy book and we will continue to inform collectors that they need to pick up every Spider-Verse book that comes out. There are simply too many Feathers_InvestComics Original_Sin_5_InvestComics
Easter eggs and introductions happening that it’s a good idea to just get this wonderful story. This week
Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) #12 and Spider-Man 2099 (2014 2nd Series) #7 will continue the Spider-Verse saga. Read it and love it.

Operation Sin (2014 Marvel) #1 will focus its spotlight onto Woodrow McCord. Just in case this dude turns out to be an important player down the rode someday, you’ll want to get Original Sin #5 as that’s his first appearance.

Spider_2099_InvestComicsFans of the steampunk lure will have to grab a copy of Steam Tales (2014 Antarctic Press) #1. It’s sold out. Other great reads/number one issues to check out this week; Ixth Generation (2014 Image) #1, Feathers (2014 Boom) #1, and Wolverines (2014 Marvel) #1.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz 

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during LATE OCTOBER 2014

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during LATE OCTOBER 2014


Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of –

This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

This list is updated every 2 weeks. This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market. I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month. This list focuses on all regular edition covers. (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs). If you think I have missed any hot MODERN titles/issues please let me know. Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price. However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales. Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

(If you spot an error or a forgotten book/price please let me know)


#1 EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of new Gwen Stacy Spider-woman had a high print run of 50,000 but yet still sold out with sales continuing 5 weeks in a row now up as high as $37.00 within weeks of release. 1:25 ratio variant cover now up to $130.00. A new ongoing series supposed to debut in 2015. 2nd printing released in October also sold out instantly with sales also up to $15.00 each for Marvel’s hottest new character of 2014.

#2 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9 (MARVEL 2012) 1st app Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy. Variant covers also super hot. She also appears in issue #10.

#3 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2012) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy.

#4 MARVEL SUPER HEROES WINTER SPECIAL (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Squirrel Girl in this ignored giant size annual from 1991. Prices continually climbing every month and has hit $100.00 with a new ongoing series debuting in January 2015

#5 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues. All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high. #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each. Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $70.00 by Oct 2014.

#6 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 1987) Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $50.00 by Oct 2014 with increased interest in all early Suicide Squad comics.

#7 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS X-MAS SPECIAL (MARVEL) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

#8 LEGENDS #3 (DC 1987) Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet. Prices continually climbing over a few months and how hit up to $40.00 for this 60 cent book.

#9 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2014) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel with new movie news instantly driving prices up on 1st and 2nd printings.

#10 ANNIHILATOR #1 and #2 (LEGENDARY COMICS 2014) Classic comic writer Grant Morrison published his new series with this new indie publisher which led to a sell out instantly with small print run and tons of sales in the $10.00 range immediately. Print run of #1 was 10,300 copies. Both issues sold out immediately.

#11 FIRESTORM (DC 1977) #1 and #3 and #7 are the key issues that collectors have lined up to buy with many ties to the brand new The Flash TV series. #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak who is in The Flash and in the Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.

#12 ROMAN RITUAL #1 (AMIGO COMICS 2014) Small print indie sold out quickly with sales over $10.00 instantly.

#13 WYTCHES #1 (IMAGE 2014) New horror series had immediate news reports of a new show in the works which caused quick sellout and prices jumping up to $10.00.

#14 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of Silk who now teams up in the new Spider-woman ongoing series.

#15 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #14 and #17 features cameos of Kamala Khan the new Ms Marvel who now has her own new series. Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing. Copies so far up to $15.00 each for 1st and 2nd printings.

#16 SHAZAM #25 (DC 1976) 1st app of Isis rumoured to be the wife of Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam movie – prices up to $50.00

#17 SHAZAM #28 (DC 1976) 1st bronze/modern app of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming Shazam movie caused prices of this book to continue to climb as high as $315.00 for a VF copy in early September 2014. Demand for all issues of the #1-35 series were up and all cheap copies sold and super high demand for #1 from 1973.

#18 DC COMICS PRESENTS #49 (DC 1982) Early appearance of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming 2019 Shazam movie starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Copies up to $50.00

#19 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Ongoing series based on the 1966 Batman TV show has continued to have demand and earliest issues are starting to rise with #1 hitting up to $15.00 so far. #1 had print run of 50,000 in July 2013.

#20 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #1 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized format reprinting the comic sold out instantly with some higher sales.

#21 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1-4 (MARVEL 2005) Mini-series featuring early appearances of Squirrel Girl. Up to $25.00 for a set.

#22 ENORMOUS #1 and #2 and #3 (215 INK 2014) Small indie publisher released new ongoing series which is a followup to the 2 year old Image treasury one-shot from 2012. Regular covers of #1 hit up to $20.00 each and the smaller print run of issue #2 and #3 sold out super fast causing shortages everywhere with sales immediately up to $28.00 with Diamond selling out way in advance for issues #2 and #3. #2 had shipped late to some retailers. #3 came out soon after and hit up to $25.00.

#23 X-FORCE #2 and #11 (MARVEL 1991) 2nd full app of Deadpool skyrocketed in media coverage and demand once the Deadpool movie was confirmed in Sept 2014. Prices hit up to $30.00 by Oct 2014 and a case of 200 copies sold that month for $2,000.00 at a comic con.

#24 A TOWN CALLED DRAGON #1 – #2 (2014) New small print indie #1 has sold out and heated up to $11.00 a copy and #2 sold out in advance of release. Print run of #1 was 3,400 copies in Sept 2014.

#25 HUGH HOWEY’S WOOL #1 2 3 4 5 6 (2014) Book adapted to comic book series sold out quickly due to small print run and hype of a new movie. The variant cover was printed as a 1:4 and sales of both issues up to $20.00 each and a huge buzz for this title. #2 was also an instant sellout hitting $15.00 each in August 2014. #3 came out in Sept and hit $12.00 each. Print run of #1 was only 2,600 copies. Complete mini-series is now out and all issues have sold above cover.

#26 GONERS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Sold out instantly and some sales up to $6.00 each instantly.

#27 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-4 (MARVEL 2014) Massive high print run didnt stop the biggest Marvel event of 2014 from selling out – all issues have gone to 2nd printings and now demand is growing for 1st prints that are sold out everywhere.

#28 EX-MACHINA #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2004) Recent sales up to $50.00. Print run was 28,000 copies in June 2004.

#29 RAT QUEENS (IMAGE 2013) #1-6 Kurt Wiebe (writer of Peter Panzerfaust) had rave reviews which helped lead to a new cartoon TV series announced on June 15th which sent a frenzy for any/all issues of Rat Queens into super high demand with #1 selling up to $16.00 each and within days all other issues were hitting up to $12.00 each. Even 2nd printings of #1 and #2 in high demand. #1 variant cover hit $100.00

#30 ALPHA FLIGHT #17 (MARVEL 1998) 1st Big Hero 6. Sales up to $40.00 for this new key issue before the new movie from Disney appears.

#31 BIG HERO 6 (MARVEL 2008) #1-6 Disney plans an upcoming movie based on this series and all back issues are hot and have sales up to $50.00 for #1.

#32 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#33 BLACK WIDOW #11 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL 2014) Deadpool variant had smaller print run and hit up to $40.00

#34 WOLVERINE #80 (MARVEL 1994) Rumours that X23 first appeared in this issue shot prices up.

#35 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #22 (MARVEL 1988) 1st app of Speedball high demand starting in Sept 2014

#36 FACE VALUE #1 (FACE VALUE COMICS 2014) Small print comic about an autistic hero reached TV news media coverage and comic became super hot overnight hitting a high of $80.00 within days of release.

#37 LUCIFER #1 (DC 2005) Reports of a new TV series based on the character boosted demand in Sept 2014

#38 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1-4. Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on The chart. #1 Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013. #4 has increased demand starting in Sept as it features 1st app of Lucifer who gets his own series.

#39 WAYWARD #1 (IMAGE 2014) Jim Zub’s new series debuted with 4 covers but all sold out and tons of sales mostly in the $8.00 range for each cover.

#40 DEATH OF WOLVERINE CANADA VARIANTS (MARVEL 2014) All 4 issues feature a special Canada variant cover with flag that many retailers surprisingly didnt order enough so once again Canadian cover variants heated up quickly and hitting $10.00 mark.

#41 BOB’S BURGERS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 sold out instantly with sales up to $10.00 each based on the TV show.

#42 ADVENTURES INTO FEAR #19 (MARVEL 1971) 1st appearance of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices easily hitting $200.00 for VF copies

#43 HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (MARVEL 1976) 1st ongoing issue of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices hitting $100.00 for NM copies and $1,000.00 for CGC 9.8

#44 MARVEL PREMIERE #47 (MARVEL 1978) 1st modern Ant-Man became hot after a movie was announced based on this version of the character. NM copies hitting $200.00 and CGC 9.8 hitting $800.00

#45 WOLVERINE #8 9 10 11 12 (MARVEL 2014) Three months to die storyline begins and all issues sell out quickly and immediately go to 2nd printings causing high price increases for this debut issue of the storyline hitting up to $15.00 each on #8 and #9 – Higher price sales as well for later issues. Selling well in sets.

#46 BAD DREAMS #1-4 (RED 5 2014) New mini-series had very small print run and sales of all issues up to $10.00 each

#47 DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (MARVEL 2012) Super hot 4 issue mini-series which is now selling for up to $150.00 a set after 2 years of release.

#48 SPREAD #1 (IMAGE 2014) New release in July 2014 sold out with sales up to $8.00 each immediately and a 2nd printing on the way. Small print run for the 2nd printing of #1 with a unique action figure cover was super hot with dozens of sales at $10.00 each the week of release.

#49 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #25 (1984) 1st cameo appearance ever of John Constantine became hot once TV show news became official in April 2014.

#50 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #67 (1987) 1st appearance of Hellblazer in preview heated up with new Constantine TV Show news in May 2014.

#51 THE FADE OUT Magazine (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately of the magazine sized edition with instant sales up to $20.00 each and tons of sales online.

#52 JAEGIR (REBELLION 2014) One-shot with some sales at $10.00 for this 2000 AD series.

#53 FIGMENT #1 AND #2 (MARVEL 2014) New Disney tie-in series was vastly underordered by retailers causing sellouts of the first 2 issues which both hit up to $15.00 each and went to 2nd printings immediately.

#54 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series. TV Series confirmation in July 2014 sent prices skyrocketing up to $25.00 each for #1 and sets selling later issues up to $10.00 each

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#55 HAUNTED (RED 5 2014) #1-4 Mini-series – new horror series small print run of 1,800 copies sold out instantly. All issues have sold for $10.00 each and #1 has super high demand selling as high as $15.00. Reports of a new movie based on the comic help sales.

#56 AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #1 and #2 (COMIXTRIBE 2014) Small indie publisher mini-series. Two regular covers of botgh issues have all sold up to $10.00 each

#57 BEE AND PUPPYCAT (KABOOM 2014) #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings and both selling above cover with sales of #1 up to $10.00 each.

#58 RAGNAROK (IDW 2014) First printing sold out immediately with some higher sales up to $14.

#59 BREATH OF BONES (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini-series became hot overnight in August 2014 with reports of a potential TV/movie deal hitting up to $17.00 for #1 and sets of #1-3 selling for $25.00

#60 ENORMOUS TREASURY (IMAGE 2012) One-shot oversized treasury comic magazine with retail cover price of $9.99 was selling up to $30.00 each with the release and hype of the new ongoing series.

#61 BRASS SUN #1 (2014) #1-5 mini-series – issues #1-3 have sold up to $10.00 each

#62 OUTCAST #1 (IMAGE 2014) New title from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman sold out its hefty print run immediately and within a day of release was up from $2.99 to $15.99 before settling. 2nd printing on the way. TV Show news reported in July 2014 leading prices up to that point to fluctuate greatly with a high of $22.00 for #1 and $5.00 for #2.

#63 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie. #1 hit new high close to $150 by May 2014 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#64 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released in Oct 2013. High critical praise and a rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high. Sales up to $24.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1. #2 now sells for $15.00.

#65 HELLBLAZER (DC VERTIGO 1988) Issue #1 growing constantly in demand as new TV show Constantine approaches.

#66 BOOSTER GOLD (DC 1986) High demand for this #1 issue 80′s book up to $40.00

#67 STATIC #45 (DC 1996) Final issue small print run hitting up to $40.00

#68 AVENGERS #257 (MARVEL 1985) 1st app of Nebula of the Guardians of the Galaxy

#69 MARVEL TEAM UP #95 (MARVEL 1979) 1st app of Mockingbird who appears in the TV Show Shield.

#70 EVIL WITHIN (TITAN 2014) New mini-series small print sold out with some higher sales.

#71 THE FADE OUT #1 (IMAGE 2014) regular cover size edition of #1 is sold out and hit up to $8.00

#72 A-NEXT #7 (MARVEL 1999) 1st app of Hope Pym caused high demand with rumour of appearance in upcoming Ant Man movie. Prices jumped up to $15.00

#73 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #35 (1995) 1st app of Venom 2099 – sales up to $20.00

#74 JASON SHIGA’S DEMON #1 (SHIGABOOKS 2014) Very small print mini sized comic sales up to $20.00 in August 2014

#75 OWLGIRLS #1 (2014) New small indie print run sold out instantly and sales immediately up to $10.00 each

#76 V-WARS #1 (DYNAMITE 2014) Regular cover sales jumped to $10.00 each immediately with news of a new tv series and a 2nd printing was on the way. 2 months after release some copies selling at $20.00 each.

#77 SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Pre-sales were super strong and within days of release the comic had reached $12.00 for first printings leading to an instant 2nd printing announcement. Two weeks after release sales hit $20.00

#78 THOR #1 (MARVEL 2014) New series featuring female character sold out even the regular cover with high print run some sales up to $8.00 each

#79 KEVIN KELLER #14 (ARCHIE 2014) Batman Dark Knight tribute variant cover instantly sold out at Diamond and hit $8.00 week of release. Issue #15 is an X-Men tribute variant cover and also sold out quickly.

#80 THE HUMANS #0 (2014) New kickstarter comic to be picked up by Image comics with sales up to $25.00 each.

#81 NAILBITER (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release and within first week of release copies hit $10.00 for new ongoing series about serial killers.

#82 MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

#83 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) Original 12 issue mini-series very popular due to TV series. This book has been hot off an on for a year now and prices have pushed it up to $100.00 for #1.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#84 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #127 was the first truly hot key issue since #108 a year earlier. #127 began a new storyline with new direction and new character and up to $13.00 a copy a week after release with 2nd printing on the the way. #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series. #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne. All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices. #92 and #93 extremely hot at $30.00 each. Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108. This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100). By May 2014 the more recent issues #100-108 had doubled in price with #108 now at $22.00. Demand in spring of 2014 grew strong on speculation for issues #60-70 as the TV series approached those issues.

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead, 106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead, 107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead, 108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead, 109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead, 110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead, 111, $2.99, Image, 74,857

#85 THE FADE OUT (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately of the regular comic sized edition and sales up to $8.00

#86 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14 (DC 2014) This low print run Superman title was mostly ignored so retailers did not order enough of this Joker cover which sold out instantly hitting up to $20.00 within days of release.

#87 SOUTHERN DOG #1 (2014) 2 covers both sold out and hit up to $10.00 each shortly after release.

#88 SAGA #1-12 (IMAGE 2012) With the relaunch of the title at #19 and every issue selling out demand and high praise has kept interest up and #1 now selling on average $110.00 highest ever. All issues in demand even with high print runs. #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple. Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row. #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title. Even issues up to #20 are still selling out immediately even with high print runs.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga, 9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga, 10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga, 11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga, 12, $2.99, Image, 53,339

#89 PREACHER (DC 1995) Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1. A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013. #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series. Issue #51 later also became super hot with a 100 Bullets preview.

#90 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later. This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died. Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing. In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

#91 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each. Reprint sets even selling very strong. 4 printings of #1 all above cover price. #7B had a Silvestri/MacFarlane cover which hit up to $10.00 immediately.

#92 SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #4 #5 #22 #23 #65 #66 (DC 1996) DC female villain Livewire is the hottest back issue series and her first 6 appearances all happened in this smaller print Superman title from the 1990′s aimed at younger readers. All issues are hot with sales of #4 up to $50.00 and #5 up to $125.00 a high sale on #23 so far at $16.00

#93 BATMAN #1-9 – Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $60.00. Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00. Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#94 ACTION COMICS #835 (DC 2006) 1st app of female Livewire in regular DC universe. Recent hot book and prices increasing quickly now at about $13.00 2nd-4th appearances are in issues #839 and #842 which should all sell out easily.

#95 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later. Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances. Sales up to $30.00 for this one. There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

#96 BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

#97 BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

#98 X-FACTOR (MARVEL 1986) #5 #6 1st appearances of Apocalypse are continually hot yet common with new movie news coming.

#99 LUMBERJANES (BOOM 2014) #1 and #2 both sold out fairly quick and went to 2nd printings causing interest to grow and prices at about $6.00 within a month of release and mini-series now announced to be an ongoing series.

#100 CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well. #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00. The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.


WINTER WORLD (IDW 2014) #1 Chuck Dixon’s 1984 classic mini-series was brought back with also media news causing sellouts of #1 and hitting up to $10.00 immediately for the regular and subscription covers.

LOW (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately but large print run with some copies selling up to $6.00 each.

LITTLE NEMO RETURNS TO SLUMBERLAND (IDW 2014) #1 sold out instantly and some sellers getting a bit above cover.

EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber. Online pre-sales were doing well above cover. Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each. In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 (DC 2014) Released in July and sold out by September with some sales up to $6.00

CATWOMAN #51 (DC 2006) Adam Hughes classic jail cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $55.00

IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28 Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers. #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each. The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.
60, Izombie, 1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie, 2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie, 28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36/37 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized double sized memorial issue. First printing sold out quickly and hit a high of $60.00 per copy with a 2nd printing shipped the very next week to fill demand.

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36 (ARCHIE 2014) The Death of Archie received widespread media coverage and sales were very strong the first week of release peaking at up to $15.00 per cover. Five different covers available with the Fiona Staples cover possibly the most popular. Issue #37 featuring Archie’s funeral was released the next week and sold out quickly at Diamond.

INVINCIBLE #110 (IMAGE 2014) Media report of Robert Kirkman talking about the rape in the story caused a sellout and instant overnight hit on April 11th 2014 with online sales hitting up to $40.00 immediately before cooling down. Interest in issue #44 started shortly after for the first app of Anissa – the villain who does the raping.

EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00. 4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well. This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue. It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity. All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West, 1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West, 1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West, 1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West, 2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West, 3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

IMAGE COMICS WHATS NEXT (IMAGE 2013) This preview comic holds the 1st printed appearance of Rat Queens and become extra hot hitting up to $30.00 once the Rat Queens TV series news was announced on June 15th 2014.

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 (MARVEL 2014) The connecting cover version instantly hit $9.00 the day of release and sold out everywhere helping the regular cover to sell out quickly as well and go to 2nd printing.

GRAYSON #1 SUBSCRIPTION COVER (DC 2014) New series based on Robin debuted and sold out with the subscription cover hitting higher dollars immediately.

WOODS (BOOM 2014) #1 new ongoing series sold out quickly at Diamond and quickly went to 2nd printing with regular covers selling a bit above cover and high demand for variant covers.

WONDER WOMAN #184 (DC 2002) Adam Hughes classic cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $40.00

HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings. Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints. #1 many sales at $8.00

ROCKET RACCOON #1 (MARVEL 2014) Giant print run but yet a sell out and already a 3rd printing has caused sales to start slowly sneaking up on #1.

INCREDIBLE HULK #271 (MARVEL 1982) 1st app Rocket Raccoon in Marvel universe continuity and comic format.

ROCKET RACCOON #1-4 (MARVEL 1986) Mini-series released before character joined Guardians Of The Galaxy. $80.00 per set is a standard price.

MOON KNIGHT (MARVEL 2014) #1 and #2 are both in 2nd printings and sporadic sales prices but some sales up to $10.00 each.

COWL (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out instantly and hit up to $8.00 week of release and quickly went to 2nd printings on the first 2 issues.

SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices. 4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

GHOSTED #9 (IMAGE 2014) 1st app of Nailbiter in this issue caused a sell out and sales up to $15.00 in early May 2014.

PAX ROMANA #1 (IMAGE 2007) Older image title from Jonathan Hickman heated up like crazy in May 2014 as high as $60.00 a copy when TV Show news were announced.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year. Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back. Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings. Sets now all sell above cover.

SATELLITE SAM TIJUANA BIBLE (IMAGE 2014) To boost sales of regular #8 a special 8 page black and white graphic sex promo comic was given out to retailers. The comic was not even shipped to the UK due to content causing strong demand and instant sales as high as $45.00 a copy week of release.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #23 (DC VERTIGO 1999) DC adult title from 15 yrs ago that featured a preview of “100 Bullets” which is now announced as a new TV/movie in the works. Sales recently up to $20.00 Preview also appeared in Preacher #51.

PLANETOID #1 (IMAGE 2012) Previous Image series became hotter and hotter in late May 2014 hitting up to $10.00 a copy with new TV news.

WORMWOOD GENTLEMEN CORPSE (2006) This older series became hot in April 2014 with sporadic high sales.

DR. STENSON PRESENTS SANITARIUM (2014) #1 mini comic based on a real horror movie had small print run selling out instantly and hitting high of $15.00 week of release.

EPIC ILLUSTRATED #3 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Dreadstar in this common magazine became super hot in early April 2014 with numerous sales of $100.00 each and one copy hit $200.00 raw.

RUNAWAYS (MARVEL 2003) Brian K Vaughan (Saga) decade old Marvel series has been hot all year long with a high of $80.00 for #1.

DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 (DC 1980) Key issue features 1st app of Cyborg (will be in the new Superman movie) and the New Teen Titans before they received their own title.

TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44 (DC 1984) Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing. Tons of interest for high grade investment copies and raw selling up to $100.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 (DC 2014) Canada variant cover some sales up to $8.00 week of release and sold out immediately at Diamond leading to new Canada variant covers to come out this summer.

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #45 (DC 1998) Early Harley Quinn appearance sales up to $50.00

INVINCIBLE #111 (IMAGE 2014) Start of a new direction but smaller print run led a quick sellout of all covers and even the regular cover was up to $8.00 a week after release in the storyline followup to the rape in the issue before.

100 BULLETS (DC VERTIGO 1999) #1 and early issues all selling well with #1 up to $50.00 due to new tv/movie announcement.

DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00. 2nd print came out a month later and sales all over the board from low to high but many high sales up to $30.00 each.

WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off. Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month. Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. 9 months later in June 2014 news of a movie deal hit and sparked new interest in the title with a few high sales.

THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) Mini-series with new rumour of potential Movie brought new interest in August 2014 after it had originally been hot at release week in 2013. Some sales above cover.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 (MARVEL 2014) the Return of Peter Parker took readers by surprise and issue sold out instantly and some sales up to $10.00 each for 1st prints the month before Amazing Spider-man #1 reboots.

GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Many sales up to $10.00 each.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 per each of the 2 regular covers. #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009) Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.

HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year. First and last year bringing the most interest.

FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

WARRIOR #1 (2006) When the ultimate warrior died in April 2014 demand for this back issue skyrocketed up to $100.00 a copy.

SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72. DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. ith the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce. Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009) This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie. Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book. High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.
164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1. Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title. Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

SECRET SERVICE (MARVEL 2012) Mini-series by Mark Millar will be turned into a future movie causing some interest and random high sales.

LETTER 44 (ONI 2013) #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series. 2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters. #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant. Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

DREADSTAR #1 (1982) Hype of this character coming to movie theatres drove up demand starting in April 2014.

WEIRD LOVE (IDW 2014) New pre-code 1950′s horror romance theme book small print run and some sales immediately higher than cover. 2nd printing came out a month later and 1st prints up to $7.00 each

DEAD LETTERS (BOOM 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately and hit a high of $18.00 a copy week of release before cooling a bit.

THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game. All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release. Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH ! #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release. Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low. Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book. Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July. I sold a few sets at $100.00. Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies. Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out. Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995) Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each. Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series. Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013. Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1 New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book. I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples. Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow. A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed. Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March. #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6. One season of the TV series seems guaranteed. #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00 Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20. Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month. Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11. #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4
215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month. Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

RED STAR (IMAGE 2000) Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing. Highest ratings online for story and art. Super small print run. More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series). Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012) 5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out. Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4 Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well. #1 2nd printing hit $12.00 #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4. I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman, Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc. Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down. Smaller print run. Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month. News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again. #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113

HAWKEYE #1-10 The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings. #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00. Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings. New issues still sell out. It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1. Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837

ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now. #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale. $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print. #2 currently in the $20-30 range. #3 $10. #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image. #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011) Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!
6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs. Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April. #1 now at $90.00. Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype. Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title. The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March. Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00 #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3. Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5. #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men, 4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men, 5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12 Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16 TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week. #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st. Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover. #1 settled down now to about $50.00. Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series. $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing, 4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal. It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker. But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700 Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

REVIVAL (Image) #1-10 Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings. Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5 Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

SUPERMAN #1 New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $15.00

SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $9.00

ACTION #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010) It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each. It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

LOCKE AND KEY (2008) Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00 for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00 Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at for the initial Diamond sales figures data

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Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time. He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. Read more about these hot sold out comics at

Comic Broker Report – October 2014 (part 3)

This month I am smashing together a selection of comics I believe are worth buying at cheap prices if you can find them.  As always suggestions are appreciated and I will attempt to answer any questions or make any necessary revisions.

Like any investments comics represent a risk if you are looking to resell for profit.  Read the disclaimer under Hot Picks if you need further information.


2000 A.D. 377 ( First Judge Fargo )


Here’s a way they can show Karl Urban’s face in a Dredd sequel and give the legendary Judge an origin within a sequel.  All they need to do is cinematically un- retconn the retconn of Judge Fargo’s face as show in this issue.  Fargo and Dredd’s DNA are the same.  As fans know it just ain’t cool to show Dredd’s face.  This is the only time it was done.

Essential Sandman 4

This hard to find reprint of Lucifer’s first has yet to make a blip on collector’s radars.  When it becomes clear that Sandman 4 is out of reach in both availability and price this one should rise in value.


Notable addition:


Youngblood 3 ( First appearance of Supreme )

So the infamous creator of Deadpool has recently teased a Supreme film on Twitter. It appears that studios are interested in another of his creations.  This overprinted issue features Supreme’s first appearance.  As we have learned from NM 98, overprinting doesn’t seem to matter in the marketplace if the character is in demand.


Notable additions:

The Moore issue has many reprints that are more rare than the reg edition I have pictured below.


GLA 1 ( 2nd Squirrel Girl )

Recently her first appearance has been quietly selling for decent money on Ebay.  She’s a fan favorite with few first appearances.  2nd appearances are all the rage right now so here is hers.

2nd squirrel girl

Marvel Graphic Novel 18 ( First Agent Dooley )


One of my favorite actors, Shea Whigham has been cast to play this obscure S.H.I.E.L.D  agent in the upcoming Agent Carter series.  To date this is his only appearance and it’s a tough one to find.

ASM 685b ( Fredzilla appearance )

Big Hero 6 alert!  Characters from the upcoming film have few appearances outside of the mini.  This is one and it’s a difficult variant to track down.

3548529-685-variant fredzilla

Star Wars Tales 4 ( First Ben Skywalker )

As the new film release approaches I will be randomly mentioning key issues that have had some movement on the back issue marketplace.  To my knowledge this is Ben’s first and only.

SWT 4 first ben skywalker

Here is some additional Deadpool speculation.  Supporting characters can drive up prices ( See X-Force 2 ).  These two guys are popular amongst Deadpool readers but there is no guarantee that they will ever be in the film.

Cable & Deadpool 38 ( First Bob Agent of Hydra! )


Cable 3 ( First appearance of Weasel )


Identity Disc 5 ( First appearance of Deadpool’s first wife Gretchen Wilson )


Webspinners 7 ( First Appearance of Merc Monthly )