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 )









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Michael Avon Oeming and Brain Michael Bendis first released their much beloved Image Comics Powers series in 2000. Now the powers that be (pun intended) have taken this series to its first new spinoff number one issue. Powers FBI #1. Not so much a spinoff actually, but a new title name. Either way this is quite awesome for all comic book fans and they should eat this up. Expect sellouts quickly. The Powers #1 from 2000 will cost only $12 to buy, not a bad deal at all.

Desconsecrator is causing all sorts of havoc within the pages of The Mighty Thor #17 this week. Catch this characters first appearance two issues prior in The Mighty Thor #15.

….and wrapping up Marvel here, the newest X-book X-Treme X-Men #1 debuts.

DC’s Flash #11 re-introduces fans to Heat Wave. Heat Wave first appeared within the pages of the Flash #140 back in 1963. The legend Carmine Infantino graces us with the cover to this beauty. A cool $300 gets you this first appearance.

Fans find out secret origin of Pozhar in The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #11 this week. Check out Pozhar’s debut in The Fury of Firestorm #62 from 1987. The wonderful talents of John Ostrander (writer) and the late great Dick Giordano (inks) are on this comic for only $3.   

Kid Eternity returns this week. National Comics Eternity #1 (what’s with the title?). If you’re in the market for a first “slow trending” first appearance comic, this would be the one. Hit Comics #25 from 1942 will hit your wallet for only $2000. A first appearance of a character from 1942 for only $2000? It’s not like we all don’t know who Kid Eternity is, apparently not much of a demand for the Kid. And indecently, the first post crisis Kid Eternity appears in Kid Eternity #1 from 1991. You could probably find this comic (along with The Fury of Firestorm #62) hiding out in some one dollar boxes at your local comic shop.

Batman Incorporated #3 debuts the New 52 Matches Malone. Find his first appearance in a backup story from Denny O’Neil in Batman #242 (1972). A $100 comic and a nice buy here.   

…And staying on the backup story theme here, All-Star Western #11 introduces Terrence 13 in a backup.

Superman #11 introduces fans to some sort of new alien that will be a thorn in his side for a few issues.

The Savage Hawkman #11 Introduces a villain named St. Bastion.

Image Comics’ Superman; Supreme is making a little bit of noise with his comeback. Supreme #66 comes out this week and his first appearance is in the overprinted 25 cent bins Youngblood #3 (1992). Rob Liefeld all over this comic…

Also from Image this week a new number one issue to check out; Debris #1.

Looks like Boom! Studios will try out a “Spider-Man” “Invincible” type of genre with Michael Midas Champion #1. Check it out to see if they nail it.

Mad Magazine Batman collects all of the craziness of their Batman stories in a special. If you’re a Mad fan this is for you. If you’re not a Mad fans, well you’re missing out.

Be sure to scroll through the covers of the week below!

That’s it for this week! See you next Sunday with an all new InvestComics Comic Hot Picks!

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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