Top 5 Hot Picks #124

Every week before new comic book day InvestComics gives fans our Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #486 and new comics coming this Wednesday 8/22/17.

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Ghost Station Zero #1 – Distributor level, sold out, Image Comics.. Written by Anthony Johnson and art by Shari Chankhamma.
Dead of Winter #1 – From Oni Press, sold out at the distributor. Writer Kyle Starks and art by Gabo.
Galaktikon #1 – New Albatross Comic from writer Brendon Small and artists Steve Mannion & Jason Moore. 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73 – New storyline begins; ’Trial of Krang’. Look for new characters to be introduced.
Lockjaw Dog Days – This Marvel one shot is sold out. 

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Deathstroke #22 – Buy/Bid

Generations Hulk #1 – Buy/Bid

Also appearing in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #486
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Deathstroke #21
Deathstroke #22
New Gods Special #1
Generations Banner Hulk & Totally Awesome Hulk #1
Darth Vader #4
Turok #1
Grumpy Cat Garfield #1
Mech Cadet Yu #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 8-2-17

New comic book release day 8/2/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week. Listed below is the comic book with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Batman #28 – Mikel Janin

Green Arrow #28 – Mike Grell

Superman #28 – Doug Mahnke

Superman #28 – Jorge Jimenez










Ghost Zero #1 – Cloonan

Hulks #1 – Dale Keown

Darth Vader – Alburquerque

Elsewhere #1 – Kesgin/Riley

Mech Cadet #1 – Marcus To








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InvestComics Hot Picks #486

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
This week, new comic book release day 8/2/17.

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Buy/Bid – Darth Vader #4

Buy/Bid – Deathstroke #22

Buy/Bid – Generations #1

Buy/Bid – New Gods Special #1










The new Deathstroke debuted in Deathstroke #21. This week, the new Deathstroke (and team) fight a new adversary in Deathstroke #22. Brought to you by the creative team of Christopher Priest (writer) and artists Diogenes Neves and Jason Paz.
Superstar Shane Davis and legend Walt Simonson debut New Gods Special #1. This comic also includes reprints from the master himself, Jack Kirby.
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Banner meets Cho for the first time in Generations Banner Hulk & Totally Awesome Hulk #1. It was very painful to type out ‘Totally Awesome Hulk’, ain’t gonna lie. That has to be one of the silliest, lamest, childish titles in all of Marvel Comics history. We’ve said that since day one and we’ll continue to keep saying it, it’s extremely silly. Now back to the comic. We are hoping that Bruce Banner (the INCREDIBLE HULK) beats down Amadeus Cho (Totally Awesome Hulk…ugh!) so bad that Marvel has to cancel the Totally Awesome title. Greg Pak writes and Matteo Buffagni pencils.
Darth Vader ‘Year One’ continues this week; Darth Vader #4. Creators Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli.
Want to read a collection of stories regarding a very large dog? Sure you do! Buy Lockjaw Dog Days.

Buy/Bid – Ghost Zero #1

Buy/Bid – Elsewhere #1

Buy/Bid – Lockjaw #1

Buy/Bid – TMNT #73










InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73 will be the start of the ’Trial of Krang’ part 1. Not only will this be a new storyline, it’ll bring in a lot of introductions into the TMNT world, including new characters. That said, collectors should keep their ear to the ground and their eyes peeled to these pages.
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Albatross Comics exploded onto the scene with their Hillbilly series. Now CEO/writer Eric Powell releases the next hot book; Galaktikon #1. Creators also on this book, writer Brendon Small and artists Steve Mannion & Jason Moore.
Grumpy Cat was and still is (somewhat) of an internet sensation. Dynamite Entertainment grabs the rights to Grumpy Cat and made the feline’s first comic book ever a while back. Now they’re teaming Grumpy Cat with one of the most famous (only) lasagna eating cats of all time; Garfield. Welcome to Grumpy Cat Garfield #1. How Grumpy Cat got first billing here is a mystery to us, but enjoy anyway. Mark Evanier and Steve Uy. Also coming from Dynamite; Turok #1. Writers Aubrey Sitterson/Chuck Wendig and art by Alvaro Sarreseca.
Ghost Station Zero #1 from Image comics rides on the coattails of the new Atomic Blonde movie. If you like a beautiful female kicking all kinds of as*, this book is for you. Written by Anthony Johnson and art by Shari Chankhamma.
Every new sci-fi Image Comic seems to sell out quick and bounce a bit in the aftermarket. Will the same happen with Elsewhere #1? Written by Jay Faerber and art by Sumeyye Kesgin and Ron Riley.
Boom Studios’ Mech Cadet Yu #1 is written by Greg Pak and art by Takeshi Miyazawa. Yes, we’ll definitely check this out and so should you.
Dead of Winter #1 – Oni Press. Writer Kyle Starks and art by Gabo.

Buy/Bid – Galaktikon #1

Buy/Bid – Winter #1

Buy/Bid – Turok #1

Buy/Bid – Mech #1

Buy/Bid – Grumpy/Garfield #1






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New Comics #486

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A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 8/2/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #486. This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…’s good for you.

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Start Me Up! Code Monkey Save World

Welcome back to our new weekly feature, Start Me Up! Every week we’re going to feature a different comic book or comic book based Kickstarter project that we find interesting. We are going to include all genres and all types of projects, from low goal Indie books to high goal books and projects from well known creators. Our purpose is to clue you in on some cool books that we think deserve your attention and could use your funding dollars. We will also review the rewards and products that we receive from successfully funded Kickstarters that we contribute to, and we encourage you to send us your own reviews as well. Remember, we are only giving our opinions on what Kickstarter projects we think look interesting, and we can’t guarantee any certain outcome or satisfaction for any project that you decide to help fund.

This week, we have a Kickstarter that I am INCREDIBLY excited about: Code Monkey Save World, from 263533ff4c32d3d53e80222337ad9e48_largeJonathan Coulton, Greg Pak, and Takeshi Miyazawa. You’re probably already familiar with all of these names, but if not, let me give you a brief refresher.

Jonathan Coulton is a singer/songwriter best known for his “geek culture” music, most notably the songs”Still Alive” and “Want You Gone” from mega-popular video game hits “Portal” and “Portal 2”. He was recently in the news because the television show “Glee” was accused of blatantly ripping off his acoustic cover of the Sir Mix-A-Lot classic, “Baby’s Got Back”. Fans of geek music are probably also familiar with many other iconic Coulton songs, such as “Code Monkey” (which is obviously the inspiration for this Kickstarter), Re: Your Brains, and Creepy Doll. Basically, if you haven’t heard his music, you’re really missing out. Jonathan Coulton is a genius!

Greg Pak is a well respected comic book writer, known primarily for his work for Marvel Comics, including such classics as Planet Hulk, Incredible Hercules and World War Hulk. He is also the writer for the highly anticipated Batman/Superman series, coming soon from DC Comics.

Takeshi Miyazawa is a manga-inspired artist known for his beautiful work on Marvel’s Runaways, Spiderman Loves Mary Jane, and Sidekicks, from Oni Press.

If those resumes don’t have you drooling over this project already, here’s a little idea of what “Code Monkey Save World” is about. Greg Pak is going to take the stars of Jonathan Coulton’s most beloved songs, including Code Monkey himself and the lovesick villain from Skullcrusher Mountain, and have them team up to save the world and (hopefully) get the girls that they pine after in in those very songs. Along the way, they’ll encounter many other familiar characters from Coulton’s imagination, along with a few others created just for this project.

If you’re already a fan of Coulton’s music, then I’m sure you’re as excited as I am about all of this. If you’ve never listened to his music, then I suggest that you go check it out. Look him up on YouTube. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Seriously.

Oh, hey! You’re back! You were gone for a while. Listened to every Jonathan Coulton song you could find, didn’t you? See? Wasn’t that awesome? I totally told you so. And you’re welcome.

Now, back to the Kickstarter, and why I’m so excited about it. The song “Code Monkey” holds a special place in my heart. A few years ago, I was at Dragon*Con, and I ran into a girl I hadn’t seen in several years. She was originally from Louisville, where I still lived at the time, but she had been living in Atlanta for a few years. She had just gotten divorced and was about to move back to Louisville, and the odds of me running into her at a convention as large as Dragon*Con, hundreds of miles from home, years after I’d last seen her, and mere days before she was moving back to Louisville, were about a billion-to-one. We hung out all weekend, and it just so happened that the video for “Code Monkey” was playing every 30 minutes or so on Dragon*Con TV. By the end of the weekend, it pretty much officially became our song. Fast forward to five years later, and we’re now married and living in Florida. The world works in mysterious ways, doesn’t it?

Enough sappy stuff. Let’s look at a few of the different reward tiers offered for Code Monkey Save World:

For a paltry $5, you get a free digital download of a brand new Jonathan Coulton song inspired by “Code Monkey Save World”!

How about ten bucks? Would you believe you’ll get a digital package containing every song that inspired the “Code Monkey Save World” project, plus the brand new song? Well believe it, folks!

For only fifteen American dollars, you’ll get all the music listed above, PLUS digital downloads of all four chapters of “Code Monkey Save World” from Monkeybrain and Comixology, as they’re released!

Now, say you skipped Starbucks a couple of times this month, and you have an extra $25 in your wallet. Well that gets you all of the music I mentioned before, plus the digital book downloads, PLUS a hard copy of the trade paperback! Or if you can scrape together another ten bones, for only $35, Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak will sign that very same trade paperback?

If you’re willing to scratch together fifty bucks, there are several options for you involving coffee mugs, posters, “challenge coins”, t-shirts, and every $50 pledge includes a signed trade paperback.

The rewards get bigger and better from there, including the full Jonathan Colton library of music, nearly allof Greg Pak’s comics signed by him, custom voice mail messages from Pak or Coulton, original art, a live performance, and a really bitchin’ Code Monkey figurine! There are tons of great reward levels to choose from that will appeal to any budget. Don’t believe me? Go take a look for yourself. I haven’t lied to you yet, have I?

3713cce70e04338e0ced4f4f7d46e73d_largeThe original goal of $39,000 has already been blown out of the water, and these guys are adding bonuses and stretch goals on an almost daily basis. Since the pledges have already broken the $200,000 mark, Jonathan Coulton is going to record an entire new album of acoustic versions of all the songs that inspired the project, and it will be included as a free digital download for all pledges of $15 or more. Also, the book itself has been bumped from 60 to 96 pages! Every single tier gives you unbelievable bang for your buck. This is an incredibly well thought out Kickstarter, and I think it would be a wonderful project for a first time backer. They obviously don’t need your money at this point, since it’s such an overwhelming

success, but you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor by being a part of such a fantastic book. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be partially responsible for bringing such fantastic music to life in a beautifully written and drawn comic book? Who hasn’t thought to themselves “damn, this song would make a great book/movie/comic/tv show”? Well now’s your chance to help make that happen, true believer!

To read more about Code Monkey Save World, or to contribute you can click HERE

And who knows…maybe Code Monkey and his Big Warm Fuzzy Secret Heart will be there when you find your true love, as well.

-Shaun Cobble