Number One Comics – April 2018

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the Trending Comics articles during the month of April. Comics are listed below with the respective creators on the book. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.

Portal Bound #1 – Mark Roslan, Gabe Carrasco and Alex Arizmendi.
Helm #1. – Jehanzeb Hasan and Miguel Angel.
Danger Doll Squad: Galactic Gladiators #1. – Dan Mendoza, Jason P Martin, Bryan Seaton and Winston Young.
Welcome to Paradise #1 – A.C. Medina and Morgan Kendrick Sawyer.
Demi-God #1 – Ron Marz and Andy Smith.
Isola #1. – Karl Kerschl, Brenden Fletcher and Mssassyk.

Isola

Demi-God

Welcome…

Danger Doll

Portal Bound

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Analog #1 – Gerry Duggan, Jordie Bellaire and David O’ Sullivan.
Curse of the Brimstone #1 – Justin Jordan and Philip Tan.
Thanos: Infinity Siblings #1 – Jim Starlin and Alan Davis.
Venomiized #1 – Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello.
Avengers: Shards of Infinity #1 – Ralph Macchio and Andrea Divito.

Venomized

Thanos Sibings

Analog

Brimstone

Avengers

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Domino #1 – Gail Simone and David Baldeon.
Exiles #1 – Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez.
Immortal Men #1 – James Tynion IV Jim Lee.
Dead Hand #1 – Kyle Higgins, Stephen Mooney and Jordan Bellaire.
Crude #1. – Steve Orlando,Garry Brown and Lee Loughridge.

Domino

Exiles

Immoral Men

Dead Hand

Crude

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Brothers Dracul #1 – Cullen Bunn and Mirko Colak.
Resident Alien An Alien In New York #1 – Peter Hogan, Dan Jackson and Rebekah Isaacs.
RoboCop Citizen’s Arrest #1 – Brian Wood and Jorge Coeiho.
Haunted High-Ons – Dirk Manning and Alessandro De Fornassari. 
Super Mansion #1 – Barry Hutchinson and Jake Elphick.

Brothers Dracul

Alien New York

Robocop

Haunted High-Ons

Super Mansion

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Marvel Super Hero Adventures #1 – Jim McCann and Dario Brizuela.
Bitcoin Comic Handbook #1 – Josh Blaylock.
Mainstream #1 – Talent Caldwell, Michael Dolce and Tony Moy.
Survival Fetish #1 – Patrick Kindlon and Antonio Fuso.
Infernal Descent #1 – Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler and Kyle Charles.

Marvel Super Hero

Infernal Descent

Survival Fetish

Mainstream

Bitcoin

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Tap Dance Killer #1 – Ted Sikora, and Nikolaus Harrison.
Skyward #1 – Joe Henderson and Antonio Fabela.
Wasted Space #1 – Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman.
Live Work #1 – Pat Palermo
Antar #1 – Nnedi Okorafor and Eric Battle.

Tap Dance Killer

Skyward

Wasted Space

Live Work

Antar

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Hunt For Wolverine #1 – Charles Soule, David Marquez and Paulo Siqueira.
Thanos Annual #1 – Kieron Gillen, Ryan North, Al Ewing, Christopher Hastings, Katie Cook, Donny Cates, Frazer Irving and Katie Cook.
Jeepers Creepers #1 – Marc Andreyko and Kewber Baal.
Lady Death: Unholy Ruin #1 – Brian Pulido, Mike MacLean and Dheeraj Verma.
Liar #1 – Jeffrey Kaufman and Franchesco.

Hunt Wolverine

Thanos Annual

Lady Death

Liar

Jeepers

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Filbert Factor #1 – Mike Wolfer and Adrian Ropp.
The Prisoner #1 – Peter Milligan and Colin Lorimer.
Deep Roots #1 – Dan Watters and Val Rodrigues.
Rochelle #1 – John Crowther and Dell Barras.

Filbert Factor

Deep Roots

The Prisoner

Rochelle

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What was your favorite number one comic(s) in the month of April?
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Top 5 Trending Comics #161

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides our fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day . This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) Trending Hot Picks article. This week’s Top 5 based on Trending Hot Picks #524.

New Comics arriving 4/25/18.

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Hunt For Wolverine #1 – (The song ‘shady’s back’ plays) Guess who’s back? Back again. Guess who’s back, Logan’s back. Guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back…..na na na na….
Thanos Annual #1 – Thanos takes the spotlight this coming Thursday as he unleashes his fury on the Marvel Universe in Avengers: Infinity War. Cosmic Ghost Rider takes center stage in this annual to tell some stories regarding the Mad Titan. A narrative journey and Thanos will wreck havoc in the box office as well.
Silencer #4 – Silencer battles Deathstroke for the first time. Should be a very interesting battle.
Stabbity Bunny #4 – Issue’s one thru three have sold out. what do you think happens here? Scout Comics’ Cyber Spectre #1 would have beat out the bunny for a Top 5 spot, but it may be delayed….
Mainstream #1 – Zenescope Entertainment gives fans another original title.

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Here are the rest of the trending comics from this weeks Trending Hot Picks #524 
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Avengers #690
Thanos #13
Redneck #12
Moon Knight #194
Werewolf By Night #32 
The Mighty Thor #706
Venom #165
Lockjaw #3
Batgirl #22
Jeepers Creepers #1
Lady Death: Unholy Ruin #1
Bitcoin Comic Handbook #1
Rochelle #1
Liar #1 
The Prisoner #1 
Deep Roots #1
Filbert Factor #1 

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New Comics This Week #524 – Videos

A weekly video look at some of the covers from the weekly Trending Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 4/25/18. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> Trending Hot Picks #524.

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Best Covers – New Comics 4-25-18

New comic book release day 4/25/18. 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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Mike Deodato Jr

Joshua Middleton

Mike McKone

Mike Deodato Jr

Bill Sienkiewicz

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David Lopez

Nick Derington

Mark Bagley

Rob Liefeld

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Cully Hamner

Brian Pulido

David Finch

Russell Dauterman

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In-Hyuk Lee

Mark Brooks

Michael Del Mundo

Amy Reeder

Frenchesco

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David Nakayama

Gabriel Hernandez Walta

Nick Pitarra

Mike Vasquez

Erik Larsen

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Marco Checchetto

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Trending Hot Picks #524

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NEW comics set to release 4-25-18

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Hunt For Wolverine #1

Avengers #690

Thanos Annual #1

Venom #165

Batgirl #22

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Disney buys Fox Studios and fans get some of their Marvel characters that have been M.I.A. for some time now. Besides the Fantastic Four coming back, so will Wolverine. Not the old guy, not the girl, the real Wolverine we all know and love. Check out Hunt For Wolverine #1 as the beginning and the return to some normalcy to the Marvel Universe. Speaking of normal, lots and lots of variant covers to choose from here. Writer Charles Soule and artists David Marquez and Paulo Siqueira. 
When Marvel set out on a 16 week, continuous Avengers storyline, many thought it would never be without a delay….somewhere. That delay never occurred and the result was nothing short of absolute praise from comic fans everywhere. Of course the naysayers and complainer’s will always be around, but for the most part, comic fans were very satisfied with the run thus far. The ‘No Surrender’ story concludes this Wednesday in Avengers #690. The issue will introduce readers to an all new Avengers team.
The Cosmic Ghost Rider trends seem to be leveling a bit. The first appearance in Thanos #13 still is sort after. With the character still in its infantile hot stage, Marvel strikes while the iron is hot. This week; Thanos Annual #1 features a narrative story from the Cosmic Ghost Rider himself regarding all of the ‘bad stuff’ Thanos has ever done. Bad, very bad Thanos. It’s safe to say this could be the most trending comic of the week. Writers; Kieron Gillen, Ryan North, Al Ewing, Christopher Hastings, Katie Cook, and Donny Cates. Artists; Frazer Irving and Katie Cook. Oh, one more thing regarding Cosmic Ghost Rider. Check out the Gabriel Hernandez Walta cover to Redneck #12. It’s a hysterical homage to the Cosmic Ghost Rider craze.
Over the years Marvel Comics have given Moon Knight fans countless origin stories on Marc Spector. Seems as though if they gave a retelling or a new angle on it, it would garner more attention to the character. Moon Knight gets another retelling or a spice up origin in Moon Knight #194. Realize one thing though. If, or when Moon Knight breaks out into his own Netflix series or film, the speculators will go nuts and the trends will hit hard on all Moon Knight issues. The first appearance in Werewolf By Night #32 will break out tremendously. Any issue of Moon Knight that resembles an origin, first appearance, a premiere issue, a number one issue, a rare variant, etc will trend big. Click right HERE and thumb through some Moon Knight comics on Ebay. Get these comics cheaper now, before the ‘big wave’ hits. You never know.

Lockjaw #3

Moon Knight #194

Silencer #4

Stabbity Bunny #4

Mighty Thor #706

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Long live Jane Foster. The epic conclusion “The Death Of The Mighty Thor” in The Mighty Thor #706. Jason Aaron writes. Beautiful cover by Russell Dauterman.
Venom #165 introduces a new enemy into the fold. This comic sets up an epic Venom storyline this fall.
The Lockjaw #3 variant is sure to satisfy some nostalgic Spider-Man fans. Cover by David Nakayama.
Silencer meets her match in Silencer #4 as she faces of against Deathstroke. ‘Payback Time’ part one.
Batgirl #22 begins the new story ‘Strange Loop’.

Redneck #12

Jeepers Creepers #1

Lady Death #1

Mainstream #1

Cyber Spectre #1

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Liar #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.
Scout Comics’ hot trending series is back with a new issue; Stabbity Bunny #4. Also, check out the soon to be sold out The Cyber Spectre #1. Writer Richard Emms and artist Ale Garza.
Jeepers Creepers #1 (Dynamite Entertainment); Writer Marc Andreyko and artist Kewber Baal.
Coffin Comics introduces readers to a new story and new format; Lady Death: Unholy Ruin #1. New characters, re-intro’s and lots more. Writers Brian Pulido and Mike MacLean. Artist Dheeraj Verma.
New five issue mini-series from Zenescope Entertainment; Mainstream #1. Creators, Talent Caldwell, Michael Dolce and Tony Moy.
Anyone really have a full understanding as to how Bitcoin works? Learn about the new age of money and how it all works in Bitcoin Comic Handbook #1. Writer/artist Josh Blaylock will bring comic fans up to speed in this first ever Bitcoin based comic book from Devil’s Due.
Rochelle #1 (Antarctic Press); John Crowther and Dell Barras.
Liar #1 (Big City Comics); Writer Jeffrey Kaufman and artist Franchesco.
The Prisoner #1 (Titan Books); Peter Milligan and Colin Lorimer.
Deep Roots #1 (Vault Comics); Dan Watters and Val Rodrigues.
Filbert Factor #1 Rejected By Free Comic Book Day Blueprint (American Mythology); Mike Wolfer and Adrian Ropp.

Rochelle #1

Deep Roots #1

The Prisoner #1

Filbert Factor #1

Bitcoin Handbook #1

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Buy, Sell, Hold – Werewolf By Night #32

One comic is chosen to go under the scope. What is the best course? As a speculator, is it worth buying, selling or holding?
Here are the pros and cons, YOU decide.

Werewolf By Night #321975
Writer: Doug Moench
Art: Don David Perlin
Inker: Howie Perlin
Cover Art: Gil Kane & Al Milgrom

PROS: The first appearance and origin of Moon Knight – The first appearance of right-hand man ‘Frenchie’ – An extremely valuable commodity in the aftermarket. An 8.5 CGC graded recently SOLD for $930+. This is an extremely high-priced sale for a character not considered to be an A-lister. A RAW copy sold for $700+ a couple of days later (see ‘cons’) – A constant rumored to be character from every television studio to movie studio to see live action (see ‘cons’) – IF Moon Knight ever does see the light of day, with SOLID news/confirmation of a live action, this comic will be aftermarket gold – A much revered cult followed character – A Gil Kane/Al Milgrom cover – Dubbed Marvel’s “White Knight” from comic fans – A part of the West Coast Avengers team at one point –  A Bronze Age comic – Constant upward ticks over years makes this comic very desirable. InvestComics recommended this comic 12 years ago and thru-out the years since. The comic was able to be bought in certain area’s for $100 at the time we first mentioned.

CONS: There are a total of 1873 graded copies (CGC Census). Out of those copies, 580 are graded 9.0 or higher. This is NOT including a CBCS Census (no data). NM copies are readily available out there and CBCS has not been factored in here – Rumors have been bound for a couple of years now, but have been getting particularly stronger more recently,  which means absolutely nothing – Rumors are not a stable environment for long-term investments. Markets need validity, balance and hard copy to proceed in the correct direction. If rumors continue, it will be a score for the seller. If rumors cease and or studios do not make a move (announcement), look for a possible major correction on this comic. RAW copies will take a major hit as graded books will wane away – As a non A-list Marvel character a $700 sale for a RAW copy is a bit of an aggressive stance for any speculator at this point.

What do you think? Is this comic a buy, sell or hold?

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From the InvestComics Moon Knight Checklist

Werewolf By Night #33 (1975) Second appearance.
Marvel Spotlight #28 (1976) First solo book. Legendary writer Doug Moench on this book and long time penciler Don Perlin. A must for any Moon Knight collector here. Several first appearances in here.
Moon Knight #1 (1980) His first solo/self titled book. Bill Sienkiewicz art. First appearance of Bushman, Khonshu and Dr. Peter Alraune. Origin of Moon Knight  part 1. Also Sienkiewicz cover art.
Marc Spector Moon Knight #55 (1993) The first definitive Moon Knight artist. Legend Bill Sienkiewicz was amazing, but Stephen Platt took the character look to a whole new level. This is the Miller Dark Knight, the McFarlane Spidey, the Simonson Thor, etc. The first defining artist moment in Moon Knight history is right here. The second comes later. Too bad Stephen wasn’t enough at the time to save this series from its demise a short time later. The first published work of Stephen Platt.

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Hot Picks Top 5 #68

Captain America

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 #430 and new comics coming this Wednesday 6/29/16.

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Uncanny Inhumans #11 – Well, we’ll say it. We told you so. This comic is sold out across the board and has its aftermarket burners on. Look for some high prices on Ebay for those who did not get it on their pull list at their local comic shop. That’s unless you read the InvestComics Hot Picks #430 article and clicked a buy it now on Ebay. Prices bidding around $8 – $16 already. We told you to pick one up…….

Grayson Annual #3 – We also alerted Harley Quinn collectors that she’ll be appearing in this comic this week. Guess what? It’s sold out!

Spider-Gwen Annual #1 – Setting up some future story lines for Spider-Gwen happens right here. Spider-Gwen fans be on alert.

Captain Marvel #6 – As we said in the Hot Picks article, Marvel Comics seems to be setting up Carol Danvers as the premiere character within their universe. It may all start here. Just a speculative thought.

Deathstroke Annual #2 – A new villain named Balkan joins the fray.

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Uncanny Inhumans #11

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Captain Marvel #6

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Grayson Annual #3

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Spider-Gwen Annual #1

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Deathstroke Annual #2

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #430. Click the link for more details!

IC 100 Club Pick: New Gods #1 (1971) Graded 7.0

Werewolf By Night #32 (1975)

Spider-Man Deadpool #1

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Werewolf By Night #32

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Spider-Man Deadpool #1

Spider-Man Deadpool #6

Captain America Steve Rogers #2

The Amazing Spider-Man And Silk Spider(Fly) Effect #4

Dark Knight III The Master Race #5

Jupiter’s Legacy #1 (vol 2)

Zoe Dare vs The Disasteroid #1

Vampblade #5

Hillbilly #1

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank

Jade Street Protection Services #1

The Ravening #1

Cryptocracy #1

Indoctrination #1

Sweetness #1

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Hot Picks Video #430

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InvestComics Hot Picks #430

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New Gods #1

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IC 100 Club Pick: New Gods #1 graded 7.0. With lots of talk regarding the New Gods making a possible appearance in the new Justice League movie, this comic is a nice pickup. The first appearances of Orion, Lightray, Metron, Kalibak, Highfather, New Genesis and Apokolips. Also with a Darkseid cameo. Story and cover art from Jack Kirby. A fantastic book for your collection. A buy it now price tag of only $85.

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Uncanny Inhumans #11

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Spider-Gwen Annual #1

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Werewolf By Night #32

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Captain America Steve Rogers #2

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There is a very big hyper-machine running behind a new character getting their own book in a few months. His name is Mosaic. Mosaic #1 is being pushed by Marvel as the next big thing (character) since sliced bread, but InvestComics is not going to give into the hype….just yet. A comic coming this week will be the first appearance of that “hot” Marvel character Mosaic. We are 99.999999% sure that other speculation sites and wannabe speculators will tell you to buy this comic it’s going to be so HOT! Maybe it will be, right out of the gate, but there are so many mitigating factors going into this week’s Uncanny Inhumans #11. Will Mosaic play a key role in the Marvel Universe for years to come? Anyone remember Sentry? Will Mosaic play a key role in another characters life? A brother, a son, a reincarnation? Will Mosaic ‘click’ with the fans long term? See Spider-Gwen or Gwenpool, but not Silk as much. Will the character actually have substance to make him interesting enough for fans to come back and or demand to see him more within the Marvel U? It has taken literally decades for Werewolf By Night #32 (Moon Knight) to earn some respect. Partial thanks to InvestComics for pushing that particular book for the last 12 years. The basic point here is not to go all in by paying premium prices for a first appearance of Mosaic if you have no idea where this characters’ future lies within the Marvel U. The easiest call to make these days is the new female characters Marvel introduces. They seem to jump out and kick major as* in the aftermarket quick. The female counter parts however are a bit more touch and go sometimes. Mosaic is the next Marvel character to be pushed in an aggressive way, to which does not always equate to speculator gold. Sometimes it equates to a huge bust. We’ll have to do a wait and see here for a bit, but for now, Uncanny Inhumans #11 has all eyes on it this week. Buy a copy and make your own judgment as to whether or not YOU want to dig in with Mosaic. Don’t think too long though or you’ll have to wait for a second print, thus missing that possible easy flip. This comic will be completely sold out before new comic book day Wednesday.

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Fans of Spider-Gwen may want to keep an eye out on the Spider-Gwen Annual #1 comic this week. Marvel is setting up Spider-Gwen’s near future right here.
We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so. We informed readers that the Spider-Man Deadpool series was going to be huge. We told readers to pick up that Spider-Man Deadpool #1 issue, it’s now headed to it’s sixth printing. Check out the all-star issue this week; Spider-Man Deadpool #6.
Last month fanboys got their panties in a bunch because Steve Rogers uttered two very bad words at the end of his debut issue. Lets see if Captain America Steve Rogers #2 brings some clarity or sends the fanboys into more of a tizzy. Maybe Marvel will add fuel to the fire and have the fanboys daring to stop buying Marvel comic books! Been there, done that. Deep breath dudes, breathe.

Spider-Man Deadpool #1

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Spider-Man Deadpool #6

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Captain Marvel #6

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The Amazing Spider-Man And Silk Spider(Fly) Effect #4 story will have both Spidey and Silk reminiscing about that fateful day in the science fair where they were both bit by the same spider. Ah, good ol’ times! And that Ryan Stegman cover is killer.
It looks as though Marvel is trying to put Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) front and center in their universe. Good deal, we dig it. Captain Marvel #6 will feature Carol in a defining type moment in her hero career. Be there to witness it.

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Harley Quinn appearance alert! Harley will make an appearance in Grayson Annual #3.
Deathstroke Annual #2 will introduce a villain named Balkan.
Disclaimer; we’re not crapping on this series, but just stating facts via the social media non-presence and the overall quietness of fans. We warned speculators from the outset. Do not get too vested in the third installment. The colossal failure/delayed Dark Knight III hits its fifth issue (Dark Knight III The Master Race #5). Maybe sales are good for DC with this series, but fans are NOT really talking about the third go-around here. Delays have killed any momentum the series may have had. All that said, a Midtown Comics Greg Capullo variant looks snazzy! And of course you have the Jim Lee variant coming in at $550. Unbelievable to us how JUST a cover, a NEW comic, with the SAME insides/story as ANY of the other 10 variants commands $550. **The fanboy screams** “but it’s a 1 in 300” (or whatever the ratio is), we don’t care. Spend your money by clicking HERE (Bronze Age Comics) instead.

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Grayson Annual #3

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It’s just a question of time before Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s Jupiter’s Legacy really takes off right? So much potential here it’s unreal. Jupiter’s Legacy #1 (vol 2) ramps up things once again and we’re all invited for the ride. And check out the Rob Liefeld variant. Very Deadpool’ish of Rob, we love it!

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A lot to choose from regarding the indie market this week. So many, but here are a few to definitely check out!
Action Lab Entertainment books to check out this Wednesday; Zoe Dare vs The Disasteroid #1 and Vampblade #5 (Danger Zone). The Vampblade #5 cover is a hilarious parody of the Rom character. A must see. Fantastic job here by Winston Young.
The awesome Eric Powell writes and draws Hillbilly #1 (Albatross Exploding).
Black Mask follows up their hit book; 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank with the second issue. They also hit fans with Jade Street Protection Services #1. Written by Katy Rex and art by Fabian Lelay.

Vampblade #5

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Hillbilly #1

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Jade Street Protection Services #1

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The Sweetness #1

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Boundless Comics delivers 12 variant covers with their new release; The Ravening #1.
Cryptocracy #1 from Dark Horse. Writer Van Jensen and artist Pete Woods. Indoctrination #1 (Z2 Comics); Art by Matt Battaglia and written by Michael Moreci. Another very interesting book from Z2 Comics this Wednesday; Sweetness #1 from Miss Lasko-Gross (writer) and Kevin Colden (Art).

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The Ravening #1

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Cryptocracy #1

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Indoctrination #1

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Zoe Dare vs The Disasteroid #1

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Harley Quinn #16 (2015) – The first appearance of Gang of Harley’s. 

Gwenpool #1 – This comic and series will be the next hot thing since Spider-Gwen. Variants are selling out quick. Asking prices on Ebay climb and climb……

Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harley’s #1 – Harley Quinn gets a mini-series and she’s brought her “Gang” with her. 

Deadpool Secret Secret Wars #2 (2015) – InvestComics calls THIS comic as the FIRST Gwenpool appearance. She’s on the cover! Her name appears ON the cover! Nuff said.

Moon Knight #1 – Moon Knights new series will rock. Creators Jeff Lemire (writer) and Greg Smallwood (pencils) are going to bring it. This series has tremendous upside. 

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Howard The Duck #1

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Batman Superman #31

Black Canary #10

Howard The Duck #1  (2015)

Werewolf By Night #32 (1975)

Marvel Spotlight #28 (1976)

Silver Surfer #3

C3PO #1

Monstress #5

Jackpot #1

Blade Bunny #1

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Black Road #1

House of Penance #1

Werewolf By Night #32

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Hot Damn #1

Actionverse #1

Princeless Make Yourself #1

Aether And Empire #1

Goldie Vance #1

Heartthrob #1

Erathune #1

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IC 100 Club Pick: Strange Tales #151 8.5 (1966) – This amazing high graded comic is only $85 with FREE shipping. Two legends provide the cover art here; Jack Kirby and Jim Steranko. This comic is Jim Steranko’s first Marvel art. A fantastic Silver Age comic for only $85 and free shipping. 

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Harley Quinn #16

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We mentioned in last week’s Hot Picks article that the new Superman comic crossover event “Super League” will be one to keep an eye out on for a possible first appearance(s). This coming week in Batman Superman #31 we may have a peek at something either brewing or a first appearance. Buy each issue of this mini-crossover event happening in all of the Superman titles. You’ll be getting a fantastic story line and with possible first appearances popping up. Super League part 2 this Wednesday.

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Sticking with the “we mentioned this” dialog, back in March of 2015 (ICHP #365) InvestComics gave readers a heads up on the Harley Quinn #16 (2015) comic. That comic features the first appearance of the Gang of Harley’s. Here is a copy and paste dialog from that article back in March of 2015,Harley Quinn #16 will feature the debut of the Gang of Harley’s. What more do you need here really? A Harley comic with an introduction? Yes, massive potential here. Two $15 variants are sold out. The Left hand variant and the right hand variant. No really, those are the variants. Be sure to click the red link to buy/bid on Ebay right now if you want this one. There is also a very cool WonderCon variant as well.Not only is this a cool comic to own, but debuting this week; Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harley’s #1. Yes it’s a mini-series, but how long before we get a regular ongoing here? Writers Frank Tieri and Jimmy Palmiotti will get this series going. Grab that Harley Quinn #16 now before the other websites make this their own pick, thus causing the fanboys to dry everything up. One more thing about the new Harley book. Jimmy Palmiotti announced on his Facebook page that if you buy the cover with the blank spot on it (pictured in this article), you can draw on it and Jimmy will post it on his page. Buy it, get cracking!
…..Also, don’t forget that InvestComics has the ultimate Harley Quinn checklist that includes the first appearance of Gang of Harley’s and MANY other cool first appearances as well. Go there now, click HERE.

A possible intro of a new villain in Black Canary #10. Check it out.

Deadpool Secret Secret Wars #2

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We’re going to reminisce once again. Back in June of 2015 (ICHP #376), we said this;
Marvel’s Deadpool Secret Secret Wars #2 will be part of the Spider-Gwen craze. How about Gwenpool? Spider-Gwen as Deadpool sounds like a match made in aftermarket heaven doesn’t it? Let’s see if Gwenpool ever gains traction, if she does, she first appears right on the cover as part of the Gwen cover variants all over Marvel’s books right now. Only one of these available on Ebay right now”. Well there you have that. We received quite a few thank you emails and messages regarding that pick for our fans. Although some speculators will say this is not Gwenpool’s first appearance, it kind of is. One of the grading companies actually has the information on their slab that says “Gwenpool on cover. Predates Howard The Duck #1.” Not only does it predate the supposed “official first appearance”, but it predates Howard #1 by 5 months. We have always felt that Deadpool Secret Secret Wars #2 is in fact the first appearance, not the comic from 5 months later.
Rant time…..There are so many comic book issues that deserve better cataloging than the grading companies give them. It’s a bit absurd the way they control the market in that way. If Wolverine SAYS his name and you SEE him, in his entirety, the absolute FIRST time anyone has ever seen Wolverine, THIS is his first appearance, not the following issue. It’s absurd to throw the word “cameo” into the mix in these books. The same works with the Gwenpool character. The first time fans ever see Gwenpool is on the COVER of Deadpool Secret Secret Wars #2, with her NAME on top of the book! The grading companies say otherwise and the comic book aftermarket has to follow suite. Too much power there and if the eyes actually SEE a character in full gear and a name is said, not a shadow or a hand or a leg or a mention, then it should be their first appearance, end of story.
With all of that out of the way, we gave our fans a heads up back in mid 2015 and the Deadpool Secret Secret Wars #2 book is still a key comic in the modern collectors market. We had a feeling that Gwenpool was going to be a big deal someday. She did become a big deal. Now this Wednesday Gwenpool stars in her very own ongoing series; Gwenpool #1. A whole bunch of variants will accompany the release and sellouts will occur. The Stacey Lee Incentive cover is sold out. The J Scott Campbell Paris Expo variant will be a hot ticket. Look for Gwenpool to continue her rise to the top.

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If you have followed InvestComics for the better part of our 11 year existence, you will know how much we love the Moon Knight character. We have spoken about Moon Knight so much on this site, but with the constant urgency to buy low during a lull in the market for him. We’ve reminded fans of Werewolf By Night #32 (1975), Marvel Spotlight #28 (1976) and Moon Knight #1 (1980) on numerous occasion. We said to purchase them when they were hundreds of dollars less than they are now. Crazy thing is, there still may be more upside room for these comics. We have a complete Moon Knight checklist right HERE if you are in search for some key issues.
There are so many rumors about Moon Knight these days. So many times fans think maybe this rumor will come to fruition and it never materializes. It will happen eventually. Marvel (Disney) wants to have an answer to DC’s Batman (Dark Knight) and Moon Knight (White Knight) is their answer. This week fans are introduced to an eighth volume of Moon Knight with the release of Moon Knight #1. The creative team consist of writer Jeff Lemire and amazing artist Greg Smallwood. Have you seen the pencils Greg is laying down? Wow. The Eric Powell incentive variant is sold out. Look for more sellouts as word gets out that this series is killing it.

A major turning point in Silver Surfer #3. We had a major turning point a few months ago at the finale of the previous series. So now we have another? Okay.
A new Star Wars one shot from Marvel comes out Wednesday; C3PO #1. It’s a one shot for a reason. Well a couple really. One, to gauge the interest and two, Marvel probably does not have enough confidence in a solo ongoing for C3PO right out of the gate. Hence the one shot. A ton of pointless variants for this issue are available. We hope a regular ongoing series never sees the light of day. Ask yourself this question, do you see yourself buying a monthly story about C3PO? We don’t. And please no fanboy emails or messages about our opinion. Please go elsewhere, you don’t belong here.

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Jackpot #1

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Blade Bunny #1

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Black Road #1

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Heartthrob #1

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Marjorie Lui’s Monstress #5 hits this week. A new ongoing series from Ray Fawkes and Marco Failla from After-Shock Comics; Jackpot #1. Look for this story to catch on with readers. A very nice Andrew Robinson 1:10 variant out there.
A new Anime style comic from Antarctic Press will see a possible sell out; Blade Bunny #1 looks like a winner. Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray’s Delete #1 received rave reviews. Check out the follow up; Delete #2.

A bunch of number one issues will be available from various independent publishers. Here are some we feel are worth checking out.
Black Road #1 (Image Comics), House of Penance #1 (Dark Horse), Hot Damn #1 (IDW Publishing), Actionverse #1 and Princeless Make Yourself #1 (Action Lab Entertainment), Aether And Empire #1 (Blue Juice Comics), Goldie Vance #1 (Boom Studios), Heartthrob #1 (Oni Press), Erathune #1 (Stranger Comics).

Silver Surfer #7

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Actionverse #1

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Monstress #5

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Goldie Vance #1

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House of Penance #1

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Erathune #1

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Here’s a speculation article that will run periodically regarding which comics we feel should be the next to hit the movies, television or become an animated show. Will any of these comics see the light of day? Possibly. Possibly not. InvestComics throughout its years (10 years, longest running speculative website on the internet and the number one speculative website) has called a MANY comics (and characters) to hit the screen WAY before they were ever announced to do so. Guardians of The Galaxy, Captain Marvel, Warlock, Dormammu, Kick Ass, Thanos, Nemesis, Crossbones, just to name a few that have come to light and or will be coming. We’re not saying that these comics in these articles are guarantees to ever come to fruition, but these are our choices we feel deserve some airplay….in some form. Even a video game too.

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Rom (Movie/Toon/Game) – Marvel Comics made the Rom toy a cult favorite comic book. Now IDW will pick up the mantle and start an entirely new race and galaxy realm without any Dire Wraiths (Marvel owns that). Although a Rom based movie would seem a bit campy probably to make, we thought that of the Transformers idea too, but that worked. Maybe an animated show would fair better here.
*Rom #1 (1979) Writer Bill Mantlo and art by Sal Buscema. Cover art by Joe Rubinstein and Fran Miller. 75 issues. Rom’s first venture ever outside of his book came in Power Man and Iron Fist #73 (1981). Cover by Frank Miller.

Power Pack (Movie/Game) – As InvestComics called this comic out back in 2010, who would have known Marvel Studios would report directly to Disney eventually? We did of course. Eventually Disney will take over complete creative control, so with that said we get Power Pack on this list. A made for movie comic book right in Disney’s wheelhouse. It’s probably a matter of WHEN this will get done, not a matter of IF.
*Power Pack #1 (1984) First appearance. Writer Louise Simonson and art by June Brigman. Cover art by June Brigman and Bob Wiacek. Lasted 62 issues.

Micronauts (Movie/Game) – This toy line went on to spawn a plethora of comic books from many different companies, but it’s Marvel Comics who got things started in 1979. A movie would seem a fantastic way to go here. Michael Bay?
*Micronauts #1; First appearance. Bill Mantlo writes, art work by Michael Golden. Cover by Dave Cockrum and Al Milgrom. Lasted 59 issues.

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Moon Knight (Movie/TV/Game) – InvestComics has been on this character since the inception of the website 10 years ago. If there is one character we feel that will guarantee to breakout into its own movie or television series, this dude right here is it. (A rare thing to get any sort of guarantees here on InvestComics). Check out the ultimate Moon Knight checklist from InvestComics right HERE. You will not find a better list. We guarantee it.
*First appeared in Werewolf By Night #32 (1975). First solo comic; Marvel Spotlight #28 (1976).

Alpha Flight (Movie) – Canada’s bad as* team needs to get their due. An absolute breakout film if it would ever get done. This team is the real deal.
*First appearance was in Uncanny X-Men #120 (1979). Alpha Flight #1 (1983) was written by John Byrne, art by John Byrne and cover by Byrne and Terry Ausin. Lasted 130 issues. If Alpha Flight ever takes flight and makes it to the big screen, Alpha Flight #1 will be the equivalent of New Mutants #98 in the sense that although there is a major overprint run on the book, it’ll command big dollars in the aftermarket.

Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner (Movie) – No stranger to InvestComics readers here. covered a few times over the years (BEFORE Disney became the official bosses recently) that Disney has conquered land and space on the big screen. Just a matter of time before they hit one of their favorite places; water. So many successful films for the Mouse company taking place in the depths of water. How about that first live action water superhero movie Disney? It starts right here with Prince Namor. It has to.
*First appearance Motion Picture Funnies Weekly Volume 1 #1 (1939). Fantastic Four #4; first Silver Age Namor. Stan Lee writes, art by Jack ‘King’ Kirby and cover by Jack ‘King’ Kirby and Sol Brodsky. Just like InvestComics informed buyers to buy the first Inhumans at ANY grade in the past few years, buy this comic book at any grade, doesn’t matter. Buy it. The Sub Mariner #1 (1968) comic is definitely one to have in your collection once the movie finally comes to fruition. No doubt here (another guarantee). The series lasted 72 issues.

The Pro – (Movie/TV) Here is an awesome movie or HBO/AMC television show waiting to happen. A prostitute superhero tries to find her way within the grand scheme of things with a baby in tow. A cable comedy series that would kill. This comic story is not suitable for all readers. If you’re easily offended, this book is NOT for you. A movie here would be good, but leaving audiences wanting more probably, so a television series would be the better route here.
*The Pro (2002) from Image Comics; Written by Garth Ennis, art by Amanda Connor and cover by Connor/Jimmy Palmiotti.

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For many years on this site, InvestComics has spoken about Marvel’s White Knight. Now he gets the Spotlight treatment. This checklist is the most extensive Moon Knight checklist on the internet. What you will find are many first appearances, key books, creator books, covers, etc. It’s absolutely a bookmark spot on your pc/phone.

So why Moon Knight? As said before, for many years InvestComics has spoken highly of this character and waiting for the moment that he breaks loose. InvestComics feels now is the time to give Moon Knight his due on the site and dedicate an entire article/checklist on him. We feel that MK is as close to breaking out as he’s ever been. A television announcement? A major motion picture announcement? Either way, it will be fantastic news for collectors and readers that follow Moon Knight.

A complex character that rivals DC’s Batman; hence “the White Knight”. Imagine if and possibly when Marvel Studios decides to go very dark, go in the direction of the Batman lure. They have their character right here. They have the history since 1975. The story is all there, the darkness, the emotion, the violence, the struggle. Let’s understand one thing here though. While the comparison is being made, he is not Batman. He never will be, so fanboys please relax. Batman is its own entity, we get that. What InvestComics is saying is Moon Knight possesses the dark ambiance as a character, just like Batman. And it would be amazing to see Marvel Studios take on a “Batman” like character. The grittiness of Moon Knight, that is like the Batman lure into moving pictures somehow. Be it T.V. or the big screen. It is time to get the Moon Knight character out there.

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Werewolf By Night #32 (1975) First appearance. Gil Kane – Al Milgrom cover

Werewolf By Night #33 (1975) Second appearance.

Marvel Spotlight #28 (1976) First solo book. Legendary writer Doug Moench on this book and long time penciler Don Perlin. A must for any Moon Knight collector here. Several first appearances in here.

Defenders #47 (1977) First time venturing out into the Marvel Universe. He winds up in the Defenders book. Keith Giffen on pencils.

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Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #22 (1978) First time Moon Knight meets up with Spidey. A creative team of writer Bill Mantlo, artist Mike Zeck and cover artist David Cockrum/Joe Rubinstein.

Marvel Two-In-One #52 (1979) A team up with The Thing. First appearance of Crossfire (Ant-Man). George Perez cover.

Captain America #245 (1980) First time with Captain America. Carmine Infantino art. A Frank Miller cover, but no Moon Knight on cover.

Marvel Preview #21 (1980) A black & white preview magazine featuring Moon Knights’ first “artist”, the greatness of Bill Sienkiewicz. Predates the first Moon Knight #1 comic.

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Moon Knight #1 (1980) His first solo/self titled book. Bill Sienkiewicz art. First appearance of Bushman, Khonshu and Dr. Peter Alraune. Origin of Moon Knight  part 1. Also Sienkiewicz cover art.

Moon Knight #9 (1981) Frank Miller Moon Knight cover! This release was in 1981, the Dark Knight Returns was in 1986. Frank Miller did the White Knight way before he did the Dark Knight. Means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things, but just interesting.

Avengers #211 (1981) Moon Knight tries out for the Avengers team. First time showing up in an Avengers book.

Moon Knight #12 (1981) The first appearances of Morpheus and Detective Flint. Miller/Milgrom cover.

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Rom #23 (1981) Here a rare issue appearance in a scarce book. Rom…..he’ll be back.

Moon Knight #13 (1981) First Daredevil in a Moon Knight series.

Moon Knight #14 (1981) The first appearance of Stained Glass Scarlet.

Marvel Team-Up Annual #4 (1981) First Daredevil team up. A bunch of cool heroes team up in this issue. Writer Frank Miller and art by the late great Herb Trimpe. Miller/Rubinstein cover.

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Moon Knight #15 (1982) An amazing Joe Jusko/Frank Miller cover.

Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions #1 (1982) Marvel’s first limited series ever. Starring just about everyone in the Marvel Universe. John Romita Jr. art. Bob Layton/John Romita Jr cover.

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Iron Man #161 (1982) Moon Knight’s first appearance in an Iron Man comic.

Moon Knight #25 (1982) This double sized issue brings the debut of Black Spectre. Try finding this all black cover in in NM shape. Good luck.

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Power Man and Iron Fist #87 (1982) First appearance in this title.

Moon Knight #29 (1983) This amazing Bill Sienkiewicz cover is a keeper, but it’s an all black cover again. These comics are hard to ever find in 9.8 condition…..if ever.

Moon Knight #32 (1983) Marc Silvestri fans should know about this comic. Marc is the artist on a backup story.

Moon Knight #33 (1983) First appearance of Joy Mercado.

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Moon Knight #35 (1984) X-Men appearance.

Moon Knight #36 (1984) A Dr. Strange appearance.

Moon Knight #1 Vol 2 (1985) a new number issue after the first series ended a month earlier. See they even did it back then too!

Marvel Fanfare #25 (1986) A Dave Sim Moon Knight pin up in this issue. Very nice and a rare take from Dave.

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West Coast Avengers #21 (1987) Moon Knight first appears in this series AND joins the group. A bit intrusive are we?

Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 (1988) Moon Knight first appears under a S.H.I.E.L.D title here.

Marc Spector Moon Knight #1 (1989) Another number one issue of Moon Knight. First appearance of Chloe the housekeeper too.

Marc Spector Moon Knight #4 (1989) First appearance of Midnight.

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Marc Spector Moon Knight #6 (1989) A Brother Voodoo appearance.

Marc Spector Moon Knight #8 (1989) Acts of Vengeance crossover. Punisher appearance.

Marvel Super-Heroes #1 (1990) A rare Jim Lee Moon Knight cover.

Marc Spector Moon Knight #19 (1990) A Rob Liefeld Spider-Man, Punisher, Moon Knight cover.

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Marc Spector Moon Knight #25 (1991) Team up with the Ghost Rider. Mark Bagley cover.

Marc Spector Moon Knight #36 (1992) First appearance of Shadowknight. Punisher solo cover.

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Infinity Gauntlet #3 (1991) The only appearance Moon Knight would make in this series. George Perez art.

Marc Spector Moon Knight Special Edition #1 (1992) A spoof on a Moon Knight motion picture.

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Marc Spector Moon Knight #47 (1993) First appearance of Deadzone.

Marc Spector Moon Knight #50 (1993) Avengers appearance. First appearance of Manx.

Marc Spector Moon Knight #51 (1993) First appearance of Harlan Silverbird.

Marc Spector Moon Knight #55 (1993) The first definitive Moon Knight artist. Legend Bill Sienkiewicz was amazing, but Stephen Platt took the character look to a whole new level. This is the Miller Dark Knight, the McFarlane Spidey, the Simonson Thor, etc. The first defining artist moment in Moon Knight history is right here. The second comes later. Too bad Stephen wasn’t enough at the time to save this series from its demise a short time later. The first published work of Stephen Platt.

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Marc Spector Moon Knight #56 (1993) First appearance of Hook.

Marc Spector Moon Knight #57 (1993) A ridiculously awesome Platt Moon Knight/Spider-Man cover. First appearance of Vortex and Dementia.

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Marc Spector Moon Knight #58 (1994) First appearance of Dusk, Lava, Spike and Cadre.

Marc Spector Moon Knight #60 (1994) The last issue in this run. And here is another black cover for you collectors out there.

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Wolverine #134 (1999) First appearance in a Wolverine comic. Erik Larsen writes.

Deadpool #34 (1999) First appearance in a Deadpool comic.

Black Panther #20 (2000) Moon Knight making his rounds, first time in a Black Panther book.

Marvel Knights #5 (2000) First Joe Quesada Moon Knight art. Cover only.

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Avengers #501 (2004) Here is that “second artist” being referred to from earlier. David Finch first draws Moon Knight in this comic. He, like Platt will be looked at as the “go-to” when and if the Moon Knight makes it to television or the movies. Their art/style will be the foundation to which the character is based on. David Finch returns on this list again…..

Marvel Team-Up #3 (2005) Robert Kirkman, yes that one, writes a story here that includes Moon Knight in it (as filler). The headliner here is Dr. Strange. Kirkman writes a Dr. Strange story. Yep it happened. Let’s get back to Moon Knight……

Marvel Team-Up #7 (2005) In here, Robert Kirkman writes a Spider-Man/Moon Knight story.

Moon Knight #1 (2006) Artist David Finch begins the new series. That cover. Wow.

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Moon Knight #2 (2006) Take a look at that cover. The White Knight has officially arrived. Finch Cover. First appearance of Profile.

Moon Knight #6 (2006) This comic features a very cool “bloody” variant from David Finch.

Moon Knight #7 (2007) A David Finch Moon Knight/Spider-Man cover.

Moon Knight #8 (2007) Finch Captain America/Moon Knight cover.

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Moon Knight #9 (2007) Finch Punisher/Moon Knight cover. Last Finch.

Moon Knight #15 (2008) Just an amazing Arthur Suydum cover.

Moon Knight #20 (2008) Mike Deodato’s first Moon Knight. Pencils and cover.

Moon Knight #27 (2009) Cover artist extraordinaire Gabriele Dell’Otto. Punisher/Moon Knight. First appearance of the Zapata Brothers.

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Vengeance of Moon Knight #1 (2009) Another number one Moon Knight!

Secret Avengers #1 (2010) Moon Knight is a team member. Art by Mike Deodato. Ed Brubaker writes.

Vengeance of Moon Knight #8 (2010) A Deadpool/Moon Knight cover by Bryan Hitch.

Moon Knight #1 (2011) Yet another restart. This time with writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev.

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Moon Knight #3 (2011) First appearance of Buck Lime.

Moon Knight #1 (2014) Last number one issue on this list promise. Written by Warren Ellis with cover art by Adi Granov (variant).

Moon Knight #7 (2014) First appearances of Aliman Lor and Wahalla.

Moon Knight #10 (2015) First appearance; Gloria Roza.

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InvestComics was at the London Super Comic Con yesterday. The UK Correspondence team of Giles Hargraves and Jamie Wright covered a lot. Check out the awesome duo in the picture. Go talk to them on Facebook; InvestComics: Investing in Comic books 101 (IC Poet Soiety) about the show and comic books.

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Be sure to check here and ALL of the InvestComics social media to catch some great images from the show. We will have a dedicated article regarding all the pictures and some video right here on the site. Stay tuned and thanks to Giles and Jamie for an amazing job!

There are so many new comics to check out this week. There are thirteen number one issues coming this Wednesday!

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One of the standouts is Image Comics’ Chrononauts #1. The new release coming Wednesday will be accompanied by 6 variants at last count. Expect sellouts across the board here. The story does seem compelling here, but another compelling reason we see such interest is because Mark Millar is attached here. Fans love Millar. Speculators love him too, but to a certain degree. With Mark’s track record of comics going straight to theaters, speculators haven’t really felt the love in the aftermarket. Yes initially they have, but long term, no way.Will Chrononauts #1 follow this route of long standing Mark Millar books going to the big screen? Who knows really? Millar’s Nemesis comic from a few years back was one of the last comics that caught the interest of Hollywood, but hasn’t come to fruition just yet. If Nemesis ever does make it to the theaters, it might be more of the same as far as the aftermarket goes. On the flip side of that coin though Nemesis would be the first solo type character to come out of the Millar camp onto the big screen. Maybe that would account for something stronger for the collector as long term is concerned. Maybe not, but for this week we have Chrononauts #1 and that cool Fiona Staples variant.

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Here are the rest of the number one Image Comics that need to be on your radar this week. Invisible Republic #1, Red One #1 (not many on Ebay right now) and Manhattan Projects Sun Beyond The Stars #1.

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And here are the rest of the number one issues from the independent circuit to check out; Fly Outbreak #1 from IDW, Frankenstein Underground #1 will be written by Mike Mignola, a funny tale from Antarctic Press called Furry Tails #1, Boom Studios; Giant Days #1, and another from Antarctic Press called Tales From The Creep #1.

Looks like Marvel will finally put Spider-Verse to bed. No mention in the Spider-Man solicit, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t another big storyline behind it. Here comes “Spiral” and it seems like like Yuri Watanabe will be one of the main characters in Spiral. Yuri is better known as the Wraith. Yuri first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #600 (2009), then she first appeared as the Wraith in Amazing Spider-Man ##663 (2011). With the Wraith, it makes for another possible strong female character within the comic book world to squeeze in……Which leads me to Silk #2. Regular readers here already know that we love Silk at InvestComics. We think there is upside for her for years to come. Maybe not exploding so much now, but down the road Silk will be a strong character. A character with substance, a rich past (we’ll learn) and overall appeal. And speaking of a past, Silk #2 will give us a bit more into her origin. Issue number two will be an important comic in your collection if you’re on the InvestComics/Silk train. An appealing pick up for the sake that readers are getting to learn her possible ties to Hydra and origin, which is adding even more to Silk’s lure. Be sure to click the link and check out the variants on Ebay. Very nice.

The Marvel Star Wars excitement continues this week with Princess Leia #2. As mentioned in a previous article, the princess is flying solo and never really has before. Therefore, the speculators have to be on alert as to any possible unannounced introductions within this series.

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Hulk #13 features an appearance by Deadpool. Expect a sold out comic before too long. Eye candy cover helps here too.

It’s been a while since a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle book made its way onto the InvestComics Hot Picks. Well wait no more! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 will have the demise of a regular player in the TMNT family. Who will we mourn?

Darksied will go toe to toe with Powergirl in Earth 2 Worlds End #24. That cover, wow. That will be a fun read. Superman will show a side we rarely see in Superman #39. More good reading.

Half of the current creative team of Batgirl gets together for Batgirl Endgame #1. The Jokerized mob makes their move toward Batgirl. This should get good.

Back in 1973 DC released an unusual comic called Strange Sports Stories #1 (1973). Fast forward to 2015 and we get today’s version of Strange Sports Stories #1, but this time DC releases the title on the Vertigo imprint. This makes for an attractive read. Also, if you’re a wrestling fan, CM Punk writes his second comic book story ever in these pages. His first was mentioned a few articles ago. There are others getting their first crack at a story as well in here. It’s the 2015 version of DC’s New Talent Showcase. Ahh, brought you back right? Be sure to click this red link if you have no idea what DC’s New Talent showcase is. Fun times those books were.

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I do have a point as to why I am about to talk about something. So either stay with me (which I hope you do) or not……

I’m about to get a bit personal about a topic I know all too well. I don’t or never wanted to, but I do. If you have children, then read on. If you don’t and are full of anger, then read on. If I can make at least ONE young person understand and seek help or enlighten them in some way, then I will have accomplished more than these Hot Picks in the last 10 years will ever do for me. Solace.

Bullying unfortunately exist within our society and is only recognized more so now than ever before because of the social media and vast coverage it can get. It has existed since I was a boy in elementary school and way before then too. The feeling of loneliness/emptiness is sometimes too immense for kids and or teenagers to handle, so they take measures into their own hands they only know how and they take their own life so that the pain will go away. It happens far too often and it truly needs to stop. Bullying comes in all different ways. It’s become a mainstay on the internet where insecure people hide behind a computer and spew out hatred, negativity, prejudice, and a host of other words that are not coming to mind right now. Too many times even on the InvestComics social media I see opinions that are too strong willed to the point that no one is listening and everyone is shouting. There are bully’s on InvestComics social media that simply do not like InvestComics, which is fine, but to take time to insult or deliver hateful things is a sickness. Not liking something and following it for a simple reason of delivering hatred is not healthy. But unfortunately this exist. It’s another form of bullying and there are so many different variations that one must always be vigilant regarding their children (if you have any) especially. Please be aware and listen to your children if they are sending signals to you that there could be a possible issue at school or at work or anywhere. It’s extremely vital we stay on top of it because your child might be asking for help, but simply does not know how to express it. We all lead busy lives, but stay in tune with your children. You are their link to their future and they depend on you. It truly pains me when I hear of teenager taking their life over a Twitter war, or I see a senseless violent video of some kid getting picked on or beat up. It’s simply not necessary in my opinion. Fight back you say? Sure in an age where a gun is so accessible. Where violence is the norm and is promoted daily. Regardless of how much I may teach my children that violence is not the answer, there is some 11 year old playing Grand Theft Auto thinking it’s okay to shoot at people randomly because he is not being taught otherwise. So how do you teach your children to stay firm and stick up for themselves when an 11 year old has access to daddy’s gun and just got beat up by MY son? Well, to be honest I’m not sure, but there is help if you need guidance (see links below). Advocating to avoid conflict is the first priority. After that, alertness and parenting skills need to be ears up. Please seek help or talk to anyone regarding an issue you might be going through or maybe your child is going through.

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Bullying_InvestComics Rise_Comics_Against_Bullying_1_InvestComicsA few months back in January, the InvestComics Hot Picks #353 touched on an anti-bullying comic Marvel released; Avengers No More Bullying #1. InvestComics was to put forth an anti-bullying campaign, but had a minor setback. We are still going to forge ahead, but for now we want to focus your attention on Northwest Press’ Rise Comics Against Bullying #1. Buy this comic book and read it with the family, with your kids. Pass it along or recommend someone else to buy it. Proceeds will go to organizations such as GLAAD, Stand For The Silent and Prism Comics. Please take the time to support each one of these non profit organizations. They put out a tremendous amount of work to get the word out. The InvestComics team thanks you.

Divinity #2 and Secret Identities #2 both showed great sales with their respective number one issues. Check out the second
issue to see if you may stay on board. InvestComics like the new team book Secret Identities a lot.

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Last week, the VP of InvestComics Rafael Rosario and I were talking about how great the Moon Knight character is. InvestComics has recommended Werewolf by Night #32 throughout the years (about $500+ ago and 10 years ago). And we STILL recommend the first appearance. Buy it. Buy it. Oh yeah, so Moon Knight #13 starts a new arc this week. Buy it because Moon Knight is cool, the read is cool and you are cool.

So those DC movie variants are still coming. Best way to monetize and have a very unique product is simple. Get the Fugitive Batman Superman #20 cover signed by Harrison Ford/Tommy Lee Jones and grade it. The Lost Boys Teen Titans #8 variant, get that one signed by Kiefer Sutherland and graded. Feldman too if you feel like it, but Kiefer is the prize here. And get Batgirl #40 signed/graded by Prince. Batgirl #40 signed by Prince? Yes I’ll take one of those.

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Marvel Comics will go back to the well this week with another Moon Knight Series attempt; Moon Knight (2014 5th Series) #1. Will it work this time? Will the new series exceed the proverbial magic number of 60? You see, Marc Spector has never seen an issue after number 60. 38 was his second high score. Now granted, some of his 16 or so series have been limited series, reprints, team-ups or utter failures in the ongoing series department. There are some characters within comic companies that see early success and or have a cult like following, so the companies cater to those in need of the hero/villain once in a while with the high hopes that more fans will latch on. It happens all the time. Failure usually happens too all the time. Moon Knight is the classic case in point here. But with all of the television and movie executives breathing down every cornerstone of every cinderblock within the comic book entertainment industry, Moon Knight is bound to get picked up. If you’re an old school follower of InvestComics, you will know that I have been saying this for years. Moon Knight is Marvel’s answer to DC’s Batman. The Dark Knight vs. The White Knight. What better way can Marvel stick it to DC than to have a successful run on the White Knight on some entertainment medium outlet level? Be it a TV show or a movie. Of course Marvel has absolutely nothing to prove these days to anyone, but Moon Knight would make a nice addition to an already successful run.

Let’s just assume for a moment that Marvel is going to green light Moon Knight as a major motion picture. What approach do they take? Well there isn’t much choice in the style/ambiance/feel you can go with except one; dark. It would mark one of the first major Marvel Studios films (new era) to be a darker/grittier feature. So where to reference from you may ask? There are two places and these are guarantees in the spec market IF Moon Knight ever gets green lit. Grab your pen and paper folks, these are LOCKS. The first spot they will look is 1993. In 1993 Moon Knight received his “Miller/McFarlane/Lee/Johns” on his book. The character finally got an identity like the previous aforementioned creators did for their characters. A mere mention of McFarlane and your mind is on Spider-Man. Miller and you go to Batman/Daredevil. You get the idea here. His name was Stephen Platt. Platt essentially became THE Moon Knight guy on Moon Knight #55 (1993). Anyone that was to ever follow will have to follow his lines. But it took about 13 years for the next creator to step up to the plate and except Platt’s challenge. In 2006 David Finch accepted the challenge and redefined the character once more in Moon Knight #1 (2006). Without a shadow of a doubt, IF Moon Knight ever sees the light of day, these two comic books will in fact (not fact really, but boy am I confident here) be the reference points to lead the way. Buy these comics now for minimal monies; you have nothing to lose really. It’s such an affordable book that it won’t even hit your wallet hard at all. Buy the David Finch variant, get it signed and graded too while you’re at it.

And one more Moon Knight comic to buy, a must actually; Werewolf by Night #32 (1975). That of course is the first appearance of Moon Knight. By all accounts, a pricey book for a character that hasn’t seen that much success at all. Odd isn’t it? I leave you with a quick nugget about Moony, then we must move on. Did you know that one of the first ever comics to go Direct was Moon Knight #15 (1982)? Check out that Frank Miller/Joe Jusko cover. Interior art by Bill Sienkiewicz. What a beauty of a book.

So stock up on Moon Knight because this might be the time that Hollywood finally comes a’ knockin’ so be prepared. And let’s also hope that this series doesn’t face the ominous fate that Scottie Young’s Moon Knight Variant has suffered.

Speaking of suffering an ill demised ending, rumors are swirling all over the place regarding Forever Evil (2013 DC) #6. Will Nightwing bite the dust? Does this really matter? We all know he’s going to be in the new Batman vs. Superman film, so he will come back JUST in time for the movie release. His death will spark an uptick in the market, but as quickly as it does, it will fall. Get this comic and sell it. Get it out of your hands asap.

She-Hulk (2014 3rd Series) #2 will guest star Hellcat. Check out her first appearance as Hellcat in Avengers #144 (1976) done up by some guy named George Perez. (Sarcasm here of course).

IDW will release Rogue Trooper (2014) #1 this week as a new ongoing series. Rouge Trooper first appeared in 2000AD #228 (1981). Some guy named Dave Gibbons was the co-creator. (Sarcasm once again).

Archie Comics makes their way onto the InvestComics Hot Picks list this week. Mega Man (2011 Archie) #34 will introduce Mega Man X.

Definite number one issues to keep on your radar this Wednesday. The very first Millarworld Universe comic, Starlight (2014 Image) #1. Tales of Honor (2014 Image) #1 will have a sold out sign on it, as will Veil (2014 Dark Horse) #1.

And the rest….Auteur (2014 Oni Press) #1Batman Superman (2013 DC) Annual #1, Darkness Vicious Traditions (2014 Image) #1, and Evil Empire (2014 Boom) #1.

In the “enough already” department, Magneto (2014) #1 and Wolverine and the X-Men (2014) #1. Probably going to be excellent fun reads, but no power behind them to ever sustain in the aftermarket.

Invest wisely, Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 8-25-10

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1aaaa1actioncomics8921aaaa1shadowlandmoonkight1This week we begin our focus group on 2 extremely underrated characters that have the potential to absolutely break loose in a huge way if ever used to the capacity they are capable of. Now granted, each one of them has had success in their own way, but “really” break out? Not yet. 2 comics come out this week that remind us that these 2 need to get their due. Action Comics #892 & Shadowland: Moon Knight #1.

Let’s start with Moon Knight, well we have six volumes of Moon Knight spanning from 1980 till 2010. Yes some were mini-series, but that just meant Marvel was testing the waters to see how hot the reception might be with the limited series. Instead they received a cool one and never went “live” with a regular ongoing follow up to the minis. Many have said that Moon Knight is a blatant rip-off of DC’s Batman. If you really look at the origins and into the character development of each, It doesn’t seem too much of a rip off at all. You want to talk rip-off? Look at Rob Liefeld’s “SMASH”, now THAT is ridiculousness at the height of just being flat out unholy. Getting back to the White Knight, the recent Vengeance of Moon Knight 1aaaaaa1werewolfbynight321stMOONKNIGHT_1975_GILKANE_ALMILGROM_1001aaaa1moonknight1_2006DAVIDFINCH_VARIANT_161aaaa1marcSpectorMoonKnight55STEPHENPLATT_1993_4series has been faring rather well, the problem is so did the other regular series and they ultimately meet their demise. Writer Greg Hurwitz is doing an amazing job of keeping Moon Knight relevant. As for the art, David Finch is to Moon Knight what McFarlane is to Spidey, Adams is to Batman, Keown is to Hulk, etc. When David draws Moon Knight, his style is immediately recognized much like the “other” Moon Knight artist that MUST get kudos, Stephen Platt. Take a look at Finch’s Moon Knight #1 from 2006 and take a look at Platt’s Marc Spector: Moon Knight #55 from 1993 and you will see exactly why these 2 guys OWN this character. Both of the comics just mentioned are the first Moon Knight work from both of them and can be bought for only $4 each. A nice book to have in your collection is the Variant Moon Knight #1 (2006) from David Finch. It’s the beautiful penciled cover. Here’s the thing fans, if Marvel ever gets Moon Knight firing on all cylinders, and also decides, since THEY have their own movie studios that a film is in order, it’s going to be big. Too long Marvel has clamored for that “dark, edgy” sort of character (Ghost Rider/Blade excluded). If Marvel were to ever go for a strong PG rating (no R here, Disney says so), THIS would be a perfect movie to start with. Speaking of a starting point, a nice place a collector should start would be Werewolf by Night #32 (1975). This would be the very first appearance of Moon Knight, and features a cover by Al Milgrom and Gil Kane. This alone should be worth the price of admission, but at a much undervalued $100, this 1st appearance should be stashed away in your collection.

1aaaa1newteentitans2_1980_GPEREZ_MWOLMAN_48Action Comics #892 features Deathstroke, and he too needs HIS due. Countless appearances and series runs are the makeup of DC’s number one assassin. With DC taking their time in the comic book movie market (lets go people, chop chop) it’s a crying shame we haven’t seen the likes of a Deathstroke on film yet. It’s a crying shame we haven’t seen much of anything from DC actually, but that’s for another time. The New Teen Titans #2 (1980), 1st appearance of Deathstroke from Marv Wolman and George Perez cost ONLY $50?? This is a steal of epic proportions. We all know that DC (WB) will eventually get their act together with the movie front. Why would anyone think that Deathstroke would not be a part of a film someplace, somewhere? He will be, so get $50 together and buy a nice copy of this extremely affordable comic now before Deathstroke becomes a force like he was back in the 80’s.

1aaaa1supermanbatman75Sticking with DC, Superman/Batman #75 hits your local comic shop and will most likely fly off the shelf. This anniversary issue features names such as Levitz, J.T. Krul, Hughes, Kelly, Tucci, and the list goes on. But one name that sticks out is a previously mentioned name in the Moon Knight spotlight in this article. David Finch will be writing and penciling a story for the first time in this issue. This is great news for Finch fans.

1aaaa1namorthefirstmutant1Marvel will be dipping their toe in the pool again, the ocean actually. Namor The First Mutant #1 will be another attempt for Marvel to get this fisherman going. Although a favorite among certain fans, and a very loyal following, do not look for Namor to break through this time. Yes the first issue will sell out (thanks to a sweet Joe Quesada variant cover), but the interest will die rather quickly. Look for this comic to sustain a moderate run, but nothing substantial.

Some very interesting Independents headed our way this week. Let’s do a quick rundown of them. Not too sure which ones are due out exactly. Diamond does not have some of them listed, but check out these titles if you see them on the shelf. Ani-Max #1 from Dynamite Entertainment, this one shot is set to be a cartoon series in the near future. Dracula The Company of Monsters #1 from Kurt Busiek and BOOM! Studios looks like a good old fashioned monster book. Not sure if this next comic has been released yet, but A-10 Comics Presents #1 looks very interesting and deserves a look. A sell out for sure. Scratch 9 #1 from Ape Entertainment Comics is an appealing take on the 9 lives of a cat. This cat will be a sleeper hit so watch out for this one. Bluewater’s Nanny and Hank #1 dives into the vampire fold with a twist. And the last of our Indie’s to check out is the continuation of One with issue #2. Yes that is One #2.

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Jay Katz

 

InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 5-26-10

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The Secret Avengers #1 debuts this week with much fanfare. The Secret Avengers line up as we know right now consists of Moon Knight, Black Widow, The Irredeemable Ant-Man, Nova, War Machine, Valkyrie, Sharon Carter, Steve Rogers and Beast. So let’s have a little fun (as Bob Ross would say) and take a look at the debut of these characters in the Marvel universe. The big dog Steve captainamericacomics1_1_jackkirby_joesimon_941_250k.gifxmen1_1963_jackkirby_25k.gifRogers we all know debuted in Captain America Comics #1 in 1941. Legends Jack Kirby and Joe Simon were the ones responsible for delivering one of the most coveted comics of all time. This comic could be obtained in the 175K to 225k range. Look for this comic to explode once Captain America debuts on film. This comic is an absolute gem to own if you could afford one. The first look at Beast came in Uncanny X-Men #1 (1963). Once again Jack Kirby had his paws all over this one too. Get this comic at around 25K – 30K.This comic is a beautiful gem here as well, although the Captain America werewolfbynight32_1stmoonknight_1975_125.gifnova1_1976_johnbuscema_marvwolfman_firstnova_30.gifComics #1 issue being the better of the 2. Moon Knight, one of the most underrated Marvel characters in the Marvel Universe showed off his white cape for the first time in Werewolf by Night #32 (1975). Find this comic for $125 or less and you own the potential of a big first appearance of a character that could explode one day. There is no risk factor to purchasing this comic, it has been steadily increasing or lying flat at times year by year and will continue to do so and is a great comic to own at this price. Nova debuted in his self titled comic back in 1976 and with all of the hype, sales and madness going on in the Marvel Cosmic Universe these days and Nova being right in the thick of it, Nova #1 (John Buscema and Marv Wolfman) for $40?? It’s insane not to have this comic in your collection. The Irredeemable Ant-Man (2006) showed up in his self titled comic as well. This issue was brought to you by creators Robert Kirkman and Phil Hester. It can be found at your local comic shop for cover price or $5. So what theavengers83_1970_1stvalkyrie_roythomas_johnbuscema_100.gifironman281_1stwarmachine.gifare you waiting for? …Someone to read this and buy it before you?? Valkyrie broke onto the scene in 1970, debuting in The Avengers #83. The comic sells in the $85 – $100 range. Not too sure where or what will become of Valkyrie though. The Avengers #83 falls into the risk category. A second rate character that doesn’t show that much upside. On the other hand, War Machine has always showed some upside though. He seems not to be utilized in a way that Marvel fans are attracted to. Not quite sure what is up with that. War Machine has a great back story, is related to the Iron Man family books, kicks butt, and looks totally cool, so what’s the problem here? War Machine’s first appearance is in Iron Man #281 (1992) and prices for just $4. The problem here is an oblivious tos75_1966_1stsharoncarter_agent13_125.giftos52_1964_1stblackwidow_1000_1500.gifone. Back in 1992, Marvel was overprinting, just like mostly everyone else and thus making this issue a very accessible one, thus driving the price down. Simple case of supply over meeting demand. Black Widow is one of the only 2 women in Secret Avengers.You could roll back to a few weeks ago to Hot Picks 4-28-10 (Iron Man Hot Picks Special) and see some coverage of the Black Widow there. Tales of Suspense #52 (1964) comes in at the $1000-$1500 range. Here again, the Black Widow falls into the puzzlement of why is it that this character just doesn’t “hit”? A very pricey buy at $1000 and a better Black Widow buy would be the Amazing Spider-Man #86 (1970) for $200. Why you ask? Well go to the Hot Picks from 4-28-10 and find out! Sharon Carter is the last of our covered Secret Avengers. amsm_86_1970_johnromitasr_200.gifcaptainamerica606.gifTales of Suspense #75 (1966) comes in at about $125. Jackson “Butch” Guice will be penciling Captain America #606. He’s an awesome talent and fans can’t wait for this veteran to show his Guice like style on Cap. If you want to find the first time Butch ever drew Captain America, you’d have to go into the back issue bins and pull out The Avengers annual #12 from 1983! The annual sports a great cover from Al Milgrom. $4 should make you a proud owner of the first Guice Captain America. How about Dazzler coming out with her number one issue? Who would have thought this? With names like Byrne, Austin, Claremont and Romita Jr. comes The Uncanny X-Men #130 (1980), which happens to be Dazzler’s first appearance. Look at those skates! Anyway, this issue will set you back about $55. A price tag that goes deep into the wallet for a first appearance of a third rate character, but theavengersannual12_1983_jacksonbutchguice.gifuncannyxmen130.giflet’s face it folks, you’re really paying for the 4 creator names just mentioned. If Lindsey Lohan could get her act together, she will probably be in the starring role in the Dazzler movie if there is one ever made. This will drive the comic collector’s interest thus making this book climb a bit faster, but for now the names associated with this comic as well as a first appearance makes it a nice slow progressive moving issue. Now with the above just mentioned, go exactly ONE issue prior to Uncanny X-Men #129(1980) and that brings us to X-Men Origins: Emma Frost #1 coming out this week. The SAME creative team brings the first appearance of Emma Frost in issue 129. This time, look to spend a bit more here, around $65-75. Why more money you ask? It’s only Emma Frost. Well this issue carries the first appearance of Kitty Pryde as well, so essentially you’re getting a uncannyxmen129_1980_80_1stkittyandemma.gifdazzler1_2010.giftwofer. Unlike issue 130 though, you’ll get more bang for the buck with this issue. So if Pamela Anderson was 20 years younger and could act, maybe she would be Emma Frost in the feature film? Lindsey and Pamela in a team up movie, Dazzler & Emma, wow wouldn’t that be lovely??

Staying with the pairing idea here, don’t forget to check out the debut of 2 new creators in one book! DC’s Teen Titans #83 introduces Rex Ogle and Ted Naifeh. DC bringing in new blood, always great to see the talent “before” they get real famous! 

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 11-11-09

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Mark Waid and Warren Ellis each have a number One issue coming this week. 2 Doctors also have number one issues. More inside…..

 
strangetales110_1963_1500.gifstrange1.gifIt’s sort of funny how Marvel basically said to Stephen Strange, ‘forget you you’re lame, we want a new Sorcerer Supreme.’ Then they say, ‘we’re sorry here is your own ongoing series for your troubles, no hard feelings.’ If I were Stephen, I would put some dark magic on someone’s as* at Marvel for making Doctor Voodoo the new Supreme, but that’s just me. Strange will be alright in the very capable hands of Veteran writer Mark Waid and newcomer artist Emma Rios. Strange #1 will be a quick sellout, so if you miss it don’t fret, a second print to follow soon. If you have some extra cash for a silver age comic this week, look for Strange Tales #110 from 1963. This comic will be cost around the $1500 mark, a comic that might be undervalued with such attention given to this character these days. Look for a VF copy or better and hold on to this comic. The upside is better than you might think with this one. With Marvel tapping into the movie entertainment side of their library so much these days, it’s just a matter of time before the name Dr. Strange comes up and it will.

 
vengeanceofthemoonknight3.gifmoonknight1_1980_9.gifwerewolf32_1stmoonknight.gifVengeance of the Moon Knight #3 guest stars an original cast member from his first series from 1980. Raoul Bushman first appeared in Moon Knight #1, which was the first solo series for Marvel’s white knight. It’s a real bargain at only $9. With Moon Knight doing so well these days with the ‘Vengeance’ series that 1980 comic is looking nicer at the $9 price tag. Writer Gregg Hurwitz is taking Moon Knight to another level (as mentioned in previous Hot Picks) and should be hovering on your radar screen. The same applies here that applied to Dr. Strange regarding the movie reference. The White Knight though has even more upside than Strange when it comes to value. Werewolf by Night #32 would cost you around $100. This is a tremendous buying opportunity if you can find yourself a nice copy. A purchase here should result in a hold position for quite some time with some great upside here fans.
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with 2 sleepers and 2 non sleepers. One of the non sleepers will keep you up because all of the heavy artillery he walks around with. The Punishermax #1
series promises to introduce a villain into Frank’s life that will cause more problems to his psyche than ever before. From the looks of it, the cover screams Kingpin and yes he really could be a pain in the as*. Another non sleeper this week will sell out quicker than these dots I have to put between these letters, S.W.O.R.D. #1. This team is a relatively new one, first appearing in Astonishing X-Men #3 a few years ago. So if you like this team and think they have potential, this is the comic to get. If not, well then this is not the comic to get. Your call here! Sleeper one has to go to Ghoul #1. Written by Steve Niles (30 days of Night) and drawn by the LEGEND himself Berni Wrightson. This is a team made in heaven, well in this case made in hell, but you get the idea. Avatar Press will be releasing SuperGod #1. Superheroes worshipped by humans as Gods…..okay Mr. Warren Ellis, you have my attention. This comic is going to sell out quickly so do not miss it.

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Don’t forget the Blackest Night crossover’s this week. R.E.B.E.L.S. #10 and Booster Gold #26.

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Jay Katz

 

Comics & Cinema – The Wish List

 

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Comics & Cinema heads your way this week with a wish list. What comics do you want to see on the big screen? Check inside for some outside the box picks….

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Welcome to another edition of Comics & Cinema. This week we’re going to focus on my wish list. Maybe you’ll agree with some of my wishes, maybe you won’t, but let’s all have fun with the fantasy of maybe one day seeing ‘your’ wish comic hero/villain on the silver screen. To break it down in some sought of order instead of total chaos, I’m going to break down by company and give you some key issues or first appearances within the article. So let’s all start daydreaming with the first of the ‘Big 2′ companies…..

 

 

marvellogo.gifMarvel – Is there a better product on the market today for Hollywood? Probably not and the Exec’s feel this way too. Thing is, DC would have some serious fire power too if they’d just get going already! Don’t get me started with DC again.

So with the usual suspects getting tossed around every day like Deadpool or Venom, we all need to take a step back and look at the library that Marvel has to offer. We all understand that Thor is probably going to be a sick film. The Avengers will be epic. Yes Marvel has their ducks in a row and yes fans will enjoy these films greatly. Let us remember though, this article is not for the mainstream right now; it’s about thinking outside the box a bit and daydreaming. 

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The first Marvel character I’d love to see hit the screen would be Thanos. Let’s get that Silver Surfer movie going and introduce this guy, thus spinning him off into his own solo movie. Think about this a minute. Marvel has spent the last couple of years absolutely killing the market with everything Cosmic from Annihilation to the War of Kings. Fans are eating this stuff up. It’s storytelling at its best here folks, that’s why it’s doing so well. A List of Cosmic heroes that could appear on film…..Warlock, Drax, Guardians of The Galaxy, Quasar, Terrax and Captain Marvel!!  With that said where is the epic Marvel ‘Space’ movie?  The Cosmo’s await their turn on the silver screen and a Thanos flick would be a choice that would be a hand down slam dunk. Thanos first appeared in the original Iron Man series in 1973 and will cost you about $300. This is a comic that is well worth the 300 bills collectors. If, a big if here Thanos ever got a green light to appear on screen, this comic triples in value. If he doesn’t get the screen time, this comic will still increase in value just at a slower pace. Thanos is a favorite among fans and Iron Man #55 will always be sought after.

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We go from the Cosmo’s to flat out action Sci-Fi with Deathlok. Yes there has been rumblings about this guy, but let’s get it done! This in my opinion would be another big success. This movie needs to be done as the same feel as the Blade Runner. It needs to be dark and edgy. It needs to feel dirty and grimy. The movie needs to take us on the journey of darkness that Colonel Luther Manning experiences through the army to his demise to the guinea pig that he becomes. The pig becomes a Cyborg killing machine. Anyone remember that cool movie with Claude Van Damme and d Dolph Lundren called Universal Solider? Deathlok along the lines of that, but with more gloom would make for a fun time…..for us that is, not Luther. Deathlok’s first appearance is in Astonishing Tales #25, it comes in at a mere $70 in VF and is also George Perez’ first professional work ever. If you don’t know who George is, stop reading this and go Google him. A first appearance 1974 Bronze Age, first George Perez work for $70?? This movie needs to be made and this comic needs to be in your collection. Nuff said.

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My last two comics from my Marvel wish list are 2 characters that Marvel blatantly ripped off of DC, but perfected them for the movie screen. Understanding that Batman translated extremely well to screen (Michael Keaton/Christian Bale) Marvel has a character in their arsenal that would be unbelievable if ever captured on screen. DC has their Dark Knight and Marvel has their White Knight….Moon Knight. First appearing in Werewolf By Night #32, this is another one of those Bronze Age comics that is way undervalued and is a great buy right now. Moon Knight’s first appearance could be picked up for $100 these days in some markets. That is an absolute ridiculous buy. When the new Vengeance of Moon Knight title came out and sold out quickly, it’s saying that Marvel fans want to see this dude in action. Taking a look at InvestComics Hot Picks from 9-30-09 (http://www.trendingpopculture.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=682&Itemid=35) one could see that Moon Knight is on the top of the wish list. The Hot Picks for that week also gives a bit more insight on the reason or what to look at as far as the Moon Knight movie. Marvel would score a huge hit with this one if ever made in the Batman lore. So the last character on the movie wish list is actually featured on the Hot Picks this week, on the same cover as Moon Knight! Yes this is 100% pure coincidence; Sentry needs to get on Marvel’s movie radar. Marvel’s answer to DC’s Superman would make for some great storytelling as well as a big ‘up yours’ from Marvel if they could pull off the Superman movie DC should have done. Yes Sentry is a completely different character is so many ways, but the similarities are there as well. While I could go through them, one of the most glaring similarities is the ‘S’ on the costume. While Superman’s ‘S’ is totally iconic (we all know, so please Superman fans, sit down chill), Sentry brings some new blood into the whole mystic alien from another planet, superpower dude. Sentry is Marvel’s Superman as Moon Knight is Marvel’s Batman. These two would simply blow away movie goers because of the fact that Marvel always brings a human side to their characters that the average person relates to. Somehow Marvel would make The Sentry a bit human or make you understand his struggles. Did anyone feel this way in the last Superman movie? Superman II with Christopher Reeves, yes now that was the greatest Superman movie ever made! 

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dclogo.gifSpeaking of Superman, let’s move over to DC. We have all heard by now about the new ‘DC Entertainment ‘deal. DC is anteing up and it’s a win/win for everyone. Comic book fans have much to look forward to in the coming years…hopefully. Just like Marvel the usual suspects line up at the door with the mention of a DC movie. Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Shazam, Flash, etc. Again I will focus on characters that should get some consideration. Omega Men would be an unusual pick, but would be a great sci-fi flick, first appearing in Green lantern #141 this extraterrestrial superhero team is a team with different aliens, different attitudes, personalities and abilities. What more is there to need for a hit movie here? Maybe a ‘Pixar’ type animated movie is in order here? Who knows, bottom line Omega Men would be a good sci-fi movie! 

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Speaking of Shazam earlier as being one of the usual suspects, how about a Black Adam film instead? Total bad as* Black Adam could be a complete villain film where the villain just whoop’s everyone’s butt. When was the last time any movie goers got to see a bad guy win? Why not set up a series of movies where Black Adam rises to power and meets up with Shazam in the third movie, where ‘finally’ our ‘hero’ wins. It would set a different tone in the movie industry where the villain for a couple of movies is running the table. Get his reintroduction into the DC Universe in Shazam: The New Beginning #1 (1987 – Post Crisis) at $3.

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DC has an assassin that pre-dates Marvel’s Deadpool and would give the Merc with the mouth a huge run for his money. Slade Wilson A.K.A Deathstroke, DC elite assassin is an excellent choice for a comic book movie. Much like Black Adam, this sometimes anti-hero is just an entirely different animal when it comes to the rest of the DC Universe in many ways. Deathstroke in a movie that goes along a vibe of ‘Bourne Identity’ or even ‘Point of No Return’ would be box office gold. Get Slade’s first appearance in The New Teen Titans #2 from 1980 for around $80. An undervalued comic, get it now. 

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DC has done so well with the Christian Bale Batman movies; why not go with a Nightwing movie? This character is one of DC’s most underrated and messed up.Nightwing has huge potential but just simply is not used right or cannot get him of the right track. A would be dark edge film for such a character that has so many questions, doubts, anger, violent streaks needs to get on film! The best part, he could constantly bring up how bitter he is towards Batman and eventually have a battle cameo of Batman in the Nightwing movie! Fanboys would eat this up, including me. Get Nightwing’s first look in Tales of The Teen Titans #44 (1984) for only $4. Only $4 you say? Yes, it was the 80’s folks and speculation existed at a fever pace thus mass production ensued. So the value of this first appearance should be more, but supply exceeds demand here. 

 

 

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imagelogo.gifImage Comics has only 1 character that would translate nicely to screen in my opinion. Getting away from the Invincible or Youngblood or Wilcats, one of my favorite characters out of the Image Universe library is Dale Keown’s ‘Pitt’. The Pitt has all the makings of a hit film within the structure of the character base. The Pitt is a monstrous alien looking creature with claws, fangs and a severe aggression problem. Then you have the little boy Timmy. Timmy is Pitt’s genetic equal in some ways and serves as the ‘Elliot’ if you will. For all of you who are saying ‘Who’s Elliot?’ he’s the little boy from E.T. If you are now saying, ‘who’s E.T.?’ stop reading and go to bed. The Pitt has similarities to the Hulk as far as the character structure goes, which was proven in the Image/Marvel crossover in 1996. Dale Keown has done a lot of Hulk work for Marvel, then the Pitt for Image, so it was only a natural chain of events to occur for Dale to draw these two together in the same comic. The Pitt first appeared in rob Liefeld’s Youngblood #4 in 1992. This comic in its mass production could probably be found in some 50 cent long boxes at some conventions or your local comic shop. Wouldn’t it be fun to see Image one up Marvel to show them how a Hulk movie should be done?

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idwlogo.gifAn Image hero that used to be on board would have been a second choice for an Image Comic movie, but is now with IDW. He’s was originally from the defunct Capital Comics line. His name is Badger. Only a few things need to be known about this guy to understand why it would indeed be a successful movie. First and foremost, he’s a master of the martial arts. Second, he’s a Vietnam vet and third Badger has a multiple personality disorder. What fun! IDW (Hollywood, whoever here) would have multiple angles here. You’d have the excellent fighter dude, the war hero and a hero that suffers from being different people. Think Chuck Norris meets Me, Myself and Irene. Yes this would be a hoot! Check out Badger’s first appearance from 1983 in Badger #1, a cheap comic that would have some upside if the character was put into a more predominant role in some sort of hero/villain universe. Badger would be an entertaining movie with lots of jokes and with some serious as* kicking.

Well that’s about it for my comic book movie list. Do know that my list changes on a daily basis! These are just a few that came to my head as a thought if someone were to ask ‘what comic movie do you want to see made?’ There are thousands of characters and over 70 years to choose from. What would be your choices? Think of some outside the box and we’ll talk about them right here on Project Fanboy.

See you all soon and remember to turn off your cell phone when reading this article. We need quiet in this theater.


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Jay Katz
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