Hot Picks based on new comics coming this Wednesday 9/30/15
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Last week InvestComics was in Hartford Connecticut covering Hartford Comic Con 2015. Check out some of the mobile videos we put together to show you the great cosplay and things to see there. If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to make it next year. It really is a fantastic show.
Yesterday InvestComics announced there will be 5 additional graded comics added to the 4 already in the NYCC InvestComics wristband giveaway contest. The additional graded comics were provided by Comicxposure and are all CGC graded 9.8.
Here are the comics that will be available to Win at New York Comic Con 2015;
Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #3 ComicXposure Exclusive 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #3 b&w ComicXposure Exclusive 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #3 Negative ComicXposure Exclusive 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #3 Blood Red ComicXposure Exclusive 9.8
Secret Wars # 1 ComicXposure Exclusive 9.8
Here are the original 4 that will also be available in the contest;
Amazing Spider-Man #11 (2015) Signed by Dan Slott. Graded 9.2. Marvel Animation Variant.
Spawn #16 (1993) Signed by Greg Capullo. Graded 8.5.
George Perez’s Sirens #1 (2014) Signed by George Perez and April Hunter. Graded 9.6.
Outcast #1 (2014) Graded 9.6
Blood Red Exclusive
Wristbands will be available at New York Comic Con through various booths.
The Dark Horse Colder Toss The Bones #1 cover reminds us very much of the original Colder #1 cover, doesn’t it? It’s not a bad thing, it just brought the brain right back to that cover. That all said, the volume 1 number one is a nicer (grosser) than the new Wednesday release.
A few secrets to learn about and some revelations this Wednesday. This always makes for some great reading. Lets hope at least one of these comics gives us a “holy sh*t” moment.
Find out who the character Poison is in Hail Hydra #3. Poison first appeared in Web of Spider-Man Annual #4 (1988). Speaking about finding out things, learn more about a new character in Riverdale; Archie #3. The Fiona Staples cover is the best of the bunch. It’s actually the “regular” cover, the rest are variants.
A big reveal (secret) will be uncovered regarding Howard The Duck in S.H.I.E.L.D. #10 and learn where Green Lantern got his new look from in Green Lantern Annual #4.
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The Chair #1 from Alterna Comics is sold out. Apparently this comic is due for a movie release in 2016. No Ebay listing’s of this comic as of the release of this article.
Writer/artist Joe St. Pierre is consistently introducing new characters each and every new issue of The New Zodiax. The New Zodiax #4 is no different. Read the best kept indie comic secret (for now) from Astronaut Ink.
Buy a $1(Black) or $2 (Pink) wristband (purchase below) OR at select booths at NYCC, wear it at the NYCC 2015, find a member of the InvestComics team and you will get to select a graded comic for you to keep.
This October (8th-11th) at the Javits Center in New York, InvestComics fans will seek out a member of the InvestComics team at the New York Comic Con 2015 (wearing their black or Pink wristband) in the greatest (and FIRST) comic book website manhunt ever; to win a graded comic book of their choice! Each day of the show will give fans a chance to win. Which means one wrist band equals 9 graded comics to choose from to win.
Here’s how you participate: You can purchase your black or Pink InvestComics wristband at the website www.trendingpopculture.com for $1 each (plus shipping) or $2 (Pink) (plus shipping) AND at NYCC, more on that in a bit. Fans can purchase more than one wristband if they’d like. It doesn’t mean if you wear more bands you may find us better, it means you purchase more bands and give them to your friends to seek us out too! Wristbands will also be available at the NYCC for purchase for $1 or $2 each. InvestComics has partnered up with a few booths (maybe more, we’ll announce) at the show to carry the wristbands. They will be limited, so get there quickly if you need to purchase any. The booths will be; Valiant Entertainment (Booth 1635), Comicxposure (Booth 562), Creature Entertainment (Booth 1171), Cosmic Times (Booth 1367), Unstoppable Comics (Booth 938), and Royal Collectables (Booth 2922) Walk up to any of these booths and ask to buy a wristband for the InvestComics Manhunt Contest.
***The Valiant Entertainment team will have a special running at their booth. Buy any 5 vol 1. trades for $30!
***The Comicxposure team says that if a fan purchases an InvestComics wristband at their booth, you will get $5 off any variant!
How to play: The InvestComics team will be at the show all four days; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Each day the Manhunt will begin at a specific time. The coverage space for the hunt will be anywhere INSIDE the NYCC. Time is limited, so hunt us down!
Thursday October 8th: 4:00 PM (35 minutes to find us)
Friday October 9th: 5:00 PM (35 minutes to find us)
Saturday October 10th: 5:00 PM (35 minutes to find us)
Sunday October 11th: 4:00 PM (35 minutes to find us)
Once the clock strikes the particular time, the manhunt to find an InvestComics team member will begin. Each member will be wearing an official InvestComics t-shirt (like the one pictured below). Once a contestant finds a member, show us you are wearing your wristband, we will record the exact time (stop watches set together) and head back to base. We will call ahead to see if any other members are on the way back. If so, we will compare times to see who officially won the right to select their graded comic.
As each Graded comic goes off the board we will send an alert via Social Media as to who won (The winners picture of course) and what comic they selected.
The Rules: As with every contest there must be rules.
If you are caught trailing(following) us before the bell sounds on a particular day, you will be automatically disqualified and ineligible to participate in the contest on any given day(s) left.
Once you choose a graded comic, your picture will be taken and blasted via social media. You cannot under any circumstance change your mind and want a different comic thereafter.
You cannot win more than once. If you bought a band for a friend and they find us, then they get a picture and they can do with the graded comic as they wish (give it to you).
The contest takes place ONLY inside the NYCC. Meaning if the time starts and you find an InvestComics team member outside the boundaries of the NYCC you cannot claim your prize.
A claimant cannot claim their prize inside the press area or right outside of it.
If a graded comic goes unclaimed, it will remain in the mix for a person to choose in the next phase (day). A person will not have an option of taking two comics.
No affiliate or team member of InvestComics is eligible in this contest. This includes any involvement of parties in this contest.
*InvestComics reserves the right to alter the contest in any way from now until the dates of the actual show.
*We reserve the right to cancel the contest at any given time in which each participate will be refunded their monies spent in the contest.
Valiant Entertainment (Booth 1635) Cosmic Times (Booth 1367), Comicxposure (Booth 562), Unstoppable Comics (Booth 938), Creature Entertainment (Booth 1171), and Royal Collectables (Booth 2922) will possess absolutely no graded comics in this contest at their booths. They do not have any involvement/affiliation with InvestComics and nor are they responsible whatsoever of anything pertaining to the contest. Their main and only priority is to provide an outlet to purchase an InvestComics.com wristband. Any person(s) giving any sort of grievance to any of these companies of any kind will be automatically disqualified.
Visit Valiant Entertainment right HERE. Their Facebook page right HERE.
Visit Creature Entertainment right HERE. Their Facebook page right HERE.
Visit Cosmic Times right HERE. Their Facebook page HERE. PalmCon HERE.
Visit Comicxposure right HERE. Their Facebook page HERE.
Visit Unstoppable Comics right HERE. Their Facebook page HERE.
Visit Royal Collectables HERE. Their Facebook page HERE.
1-10 bands – $1 each. Standard $3.30 postal shipping.
11-20 bands – $1 each. Standard $3.50 postal shipping
No International shipping available. If you are coming to NYCC 2015 from outside the states, you can purchase your band at one of the selected booths at the show.
CUT OFF DATE TO ORDER YOUR BAND IS OCTOBER 1ST 2015. OR GET YOUR BAND AT THE SHOW!
Invest wisely. Read comics.
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Fine Print: If you have won a giveaway from InvestComics LLC within the last 6 months, you are not eligible in this giveaway. InvestComics LLC and the parent company within this giveaway is not responsible for any lost item(s) shipped after the giveaway is over. There will be no replacement item(s) shipped out once the product is in the sole possession of the delivery service of our choice.
“Terminus At Fenton’s Green” is an original graphic Novel published by Markosia and will be launching with an exclusive hard backed cover at the London Super Comic Convention on March 15th and 16th 2014.
It will also see a 3 part digital release culminating in the collected works being released for comixology during March.
The story is about a Victorian London gentleman that receives a mysterious offer of employment and is lured to the town of Fenton’s Green. He is trapped in an inescapable nightmare and must fight for his freedom and sanity. But he may be the greatest evil of all.
The book respectfully nods to “Lovecraft” and “Hammer House of Horror” in equal measures and plays with art styles in a “Wizard of Oz” way to maximize impact!
The book has been written by Adam Cheal (Toxic Storm, British Showcase Anthology) and Pencilled and Inked by Russ Leach (British Showcase Anthology, Unstoppable Comics, Indifference Engine 2). Colours are provided by Mike Summers and letters by Mindy Lopkin.
Comics industry star Sean Phillips (Batman, X-Men, Marvel Zombies) has provided the foreward and the book already has great reviews from sites such as “comicsandcookies.com” and “curiosity of a social misfit”. Comicbooked.com will be running a review prior to the books release.
Ari Carr of comicsandcookies.com said of the book “this graphic novel is dark, disgusting, and above all else, brilliant!”
And Sean Phillips wrote… “This comic has it all, murder, monsters, mayhem and mammaries! What more could you want?”
The book can be picked up at the LSCC signed by Russ and Adam at the Markosia stand and all those people pre-ordering or buying on the day will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two pieces of original artwork in pencil that appear in the book. Markosia are also giving away selected books with purchases and Russ will be their sketching on the day.
The book is also on general release as a paper back and hard back through Markosia’s site as well as all good book sellers.
Markosia was established in 2005 and has become one of the UK’s leading publishers of graphic novels. Based in London, it has gained a reputation for producing a diverse range of comic books and graphic novels that cover almost all genres, with the highest possible production values.
Some of the creators that have worked on Markosia titles include ‘Midnight Kiss’ artist Ryan Stegman (Superior Spider-Man), ‘Starship Troopers’ artist Neil Edwards (Fantastic Four), ‘Of Bitter Souls’ artist Norm Breyfogle (Batman), ‘Dark Mists’ artist Lee Garbett (Batman), ‘Scatterbrain’ artist Szymon Kudranski (30 Days of Night) and many more.
Their varied range continues to impress as the company goes from strength to strength. 2014 promises to be the most exciting year to date for this dynamic company as they embark on a range of thrilling new ventures designed to take them to even greater heights as they strive to take their stories to the masses.
There is an exciting new range of titles coming in 2014, with many more in production for the future.
Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks for New Comic Releases on 10-23-13
New York Comic Con 2013 rundown: (don’t fret, InvestComics Hot Picks below too!)
Back from the New York Comic Con! Another year in the books, and boy was this year’s show spectacular. InvestComics along with Rafael Rosario of RatchetCity Comics dominated the floor with images, as well as come away with a few interviews. Interviews with the creative team of the hit animated series on Fox Bob’s Burgers, Late night host Pete Holmes (TBS), WWE stars Kane and Hornswoggle, WWE studio president Michael Luisi, Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska, Animal Planets’ Finding Bigfoot cast, and the SECOND (with a microphone this time!) interview with Stan “the man” Lee!! Yes it was a great time to say the least.
InvestComics put together a short video montage of various awesome photos taken by Rafael Rosario (with some bad photos taken by yours truly!). Many of the photos in the video do not give the viewer a “full display” of the picture. So there will be a post on InvestComics with a gallery of full displayed images coming soon. Until then, check out the video below. Some of the cosplay this year was simply outstanding. If you see someone you may know in the video, please share it with them.
The crowds were plentiful as always at the show. Expansion will probably happen again either next year or shortly thereafter. The show itself is definitely becoming the San Diego Comic Con on the east coast. It’s more about the glitz and glamour of the media world rather than the comics themselves mostly. Yes the Image Comics/Marvel Comics booths were absolutely a mad house as they always are, but no signs of an actual “mad house” around the comic book booths tucked away in 3 aisles if that many. The comic booths did have some traffic, but it was nowhere as near as it was everywhere else. Yes the media outlets have taken over, and that’s okay too because it gives the comic book world extra juice. Especially small media…..
Small publishing media were doing their thing too! Creature Entertainment was constantly busy, as were their neighbor Cosmic Times. Be sure to look for those publishers at your local show, they are always making their rounds in the circuit. Our pals at Unstoppable Comics were doing very well as we checked in from time to time, as was our bud, our favorite colorist Jeff Balke! Jeff Kaufman of Big City Comics Studio was drawing all sorts of attention with his stellar graphic novel Angel Falling and his Whore book. And our friend; media mogul, owner of Hound Comics Brimstone was uber busy signing and making appearances everywhere. All and all, it was a busy show for everyone.
One of the more puzzling questions at the New York Comic Con this year; what happened to DC??! Yes DC Comics were nowhere to be found. Yes they had their little signing area WAY in the back area in artist alley, but no booth?? Very odd. Many fans were perplexed by this move. DC however, did have the “75 Years of Superman” display in the court by the coat and luggage check! Displayed in glass cases were all of the Superman costumes worn throughout the years from various Superman movies. Once you were over the amazement and coolness of it, it quickly became, “that’s it?” DC dropped the ball here. They could have had various Superman creators along with the displays present. It would have been a nice token/gesture to recognize the artist and writers of the past that have worked on making the Superman comic throughout the years. Have a free giveaway comic, have them sign it or talk to fans, take pictures. It’s quite absurd that Neal Adams (and many others) were sitting in the next room and he (they) weren’t sitting there for a little while to honor this momentous occasion. Rant over!
InvestComics got a hold of some very rare Walking Dead variants from the Image Comics booth. The Walking Dead #1 New York Comic Con variant has a print run of only 2000!! If you’re interested in buying one, you can head over to the InvestComics Ebay page right HERE and bid away! Remember only 2000 of these exist! Rare indeed.
Before heading off to New York Comic Con, InvestComics released our first ever InvestComics Publications comic The Dawning #1 by David Whalen. There have been many sales of the book and we will be shipping them out this week. So if you ordered please be patient. Thanks! Oh and just in case you missed the ordering details, click right HERE to order now!
Also before heading off to New York, InvestComics announced a new contest to win a SIGNED Chris Claremont Excalibur #1! That’s right, legend Chris Claremont! If that doesn’t entice you, how about this? How about your chance to grab one of the hottest books out right now signed by the artist? How about Batman The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 SIGNED by artist Georges Jeanty?!! Yes this comic can be WON by YOU! Share the InvestComics website/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and all other social media anywhere and you will be entered to win! Be sure to (hashtag) #investcomics when you share. Each contest is separate though, The Excalibur and the Batman comic, so be sure to specify which comic you are after! Also alert InvestComics via Facebook or Twitter or here that you shared!
Onward we go!!
InvestComics Hot Picks for Comic Releases 10-23-13
So you missed that number one issue that InvestComics recommended you pick up. What were you thinking?! So now the question you may ask is what’s worse than a number one issue selling out and missing it? Well a number two issue selling out and missing it! Often times after a number one sells out, the interest tends to make the second issue a sellout as well. The tricky part here is, will the second issue hold up the series or will fans toss it because the story simply is not enough for them to stick around. If the story holds up, then you are definitely onto something as far as the aftermarket is concerned. Case in point this week with Rat Queens (2013 Image) #2, Sex Criminals (2013) #2, and Other Dead (2013 IDW) #2. Image Comics are simply killing it. They have put out more aftermarket greatness in the past couple of years than many can count. They continue to do so this week with these releases. Do not get caught short here, especially with any of the hot books that contain any variants. Get the variants CGC graded (9.8 or better a must), signature series (9.8 or better a must), and sell them for double/triple the value easily.
While we are on topic of number two issues, what gives with DC Universe vs Masters of the Universe (2013) #2? A “Top Secret” black cover obviously reveals nothing and because of this it’s essentially sold out already? Justice League makes an appearance, but wow, it’s a He-Man comic and it’s sold out. Let that sink in folks. But with a legend writer Keith Giffen on the book, it makes sense too.
DC’s lone number one comic to make it to the Hot Picks this week is Beware The Batman (2013) #1. An all ages Batman comic that has the SOLD OUT sign up on the variant. No sold out sign for Marvel’s Marvel Now What (2013) #1, but a fun comic read nonetheless! Marvel will “change things FOREVER” in Iron Man (2012 5th Series) #17. The last part of the Secret Origin of Tony Stark storyline. And going back to DC, we have Justice League Dark (2011) #24 with the New Justice League Dark. Is that really the cover? The white sound? Hmmm, okay.
Samurai Jack makes his triumphant return in Samurai Jack (2013 IDW) #1. Jack’s first comic appearance came back in DC’s Samurai Jack Special #1 (2002). If the world is ready for Jack in a big way, the number one special will be……special.
Pretty Deadly (2013 Image) #1 and Velvet (2013 Image) #1, both from Image Comics are…..you guessed it, SOLD OUT! Velvet #1 includes writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting! Each week the same format rings true here; buy Image Comics. Be sure to stay on top of these Image Comics, it won’t be long before they open that huge movie studio and start cranking out these comics into cinema beauty. Hey, you never know!