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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Here are some other Key Moon Knight comics. Click the comic to Buy/Bid from ALL available Ebay sellers

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.

Buy/Bid – Werewolf By Night #33

Buy/Bid – Marvel Spotlight #28

Buy/Bid – Moon Knight #1

Buy/Bid – Moon Knight #55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Number One Comics – October 2017

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of October. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.

Shadowman Rae Sremmurd #1 – Eliot Rahal and Renato Guedes.
Shadow Batman #1 – Steve Orlando and Giovanni Timpano.
Slots #1 – Dan Panosian.
Warframe #1 – Matt Hawkins, Ryan Cady and Studio Hive.
The Archies #1 – Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg and Joe Eisma.

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Buy/Bid – Slots #1

Buy/Bid – Archies #1

Buy/Bid – Shadow Batman #1

Buy/Bid – Shadow/Rae #1

Buy/Bid – Warframe #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weed Magic #1 – Brian Phillipson and Alex Cormack.
Eugenic #1 – James Tynion and Eryk Donovan.
Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 – Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, Laura Braga and Amanda Conner.
Batman: White Knight #1 – Sean Murphy.
Punisher The Platoon #1 – Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov.

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Harley Ivy Betty Veronica #1

Buy/Bid – Punisher Platoon #1

Buy/Bid – White Knight #1

Buy/Bid – Weed Magic #1

Buy/Bid – Eugenic #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Falcon #1 – Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara.
Ragman #1 – Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda.
Gotham City Garage #1 
God Complex #1 – Paul Jenkins, Bryan Lie and Hendry Prasetya.
Danger Doll Squad #1 – Dan Mendoza, Jason P. Martin, Bryan Seaton and Winston Young.

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Buy/Bid – Falcon #1

Buy/Bid – Ragman #1

Buy/Bid – Gotham Garage #1

Buy/Bid – God Complex #1

Buy/Bid – Danger Doll #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dan Dare #1 – Peter Milligan and Alberto Fouche.
Wrapped Up #1 –  Dave Scheidt and Sean K. Dove.
Zen Home One Shot – Dan Cote.
Aspen Universe Decimation #1 – Vince Hernandez and Marco Renna.
Volcanosaurus #1 – S.A. Check and Scottie Watson.

Buy/Bid – Zen #1

Buy/Bid – Aspen #1

Buy/Bid – Dan Dare #1

Buy/Bid – Wrapped Up #1

Volcanosaurus #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thor: Where Walk the Frost Giants #1 – Ralph Macchio and Todd Nauck.
DC House of Horror #1
The Ruff & Reddy Show #1 – Howard Chaykin and Mac Rey.
Jughead: The Hunger #1 – Frank Tieri and Michael Walsh.
Hack/Slash: Resurrection #1 – Tini Howard, K. Michael Russel and Celor.

Buy/Bid – Frost Giants #1

Buy/Bid – DC Horror #1

Buy/Bid – Ruff & Ready #1

Buy/Bid – Jughead #1

Buy/Bid – Hack/Slash #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa vs. Dracula – Ed Power and Melissa Dejesus.
Solar Flare, Season 2 #1 – James Haick III and Branko Jovanovic.
Eternity #1 – Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine.
Taarna #1 – Alex De Campi and Stephane Roux.
1985: Black Hole Repo #1 – Michael Moreci and Seth Sherwood.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1
Sugar Boogarz #1 – Michael Duron.

Buy/Bid – Eternity #1

Buy/Bid – Santa Dracula #1

Buy/Bid – Taarna #1

Buy/Bid – Iron Maiden #1

Buy/Bid – Sugar Boogarz #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mazscara #1 – Gary T. Becks.
Gao #1 – Alfred Perez.
No Room For Magic #1 – Adrian Ramos.
IM-6 #1 – Binne MacManamon and Roger Bonet.

Buy/Bid – Mazscara #1

Buy/Bid – No Room #1

Buy/Bid – Gao #1

Buy/Bid – IM-6 #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Hot Picks #133

Every week before new comic book day, InvestComics provides our fans with the Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week’s Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #495 and new comics coming this Wednesday 10/4/17.

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Batman: White Knight #1 – The Joker as ‘White Knight’. We’re intrigued! Written and drawn by Sean Murphy.
Batman #32 – Will Catwoman say yes?? We find out in this issue.
Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 – A super-cool team-up from DC and Archie. Super creative team as well, Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, Laura Braga and Amanda Conner. 
Weed Magic #1 – This Bliss On Tap comic is sold out. Going for a premium on Ebay already.
Slots #1 – New Image Comic from Dan Panosian.

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Also appearing in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #495
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Punisher The Platoon #1
Punisher #52 (1991)
Star Wars Darth Vader #6
Iron Fist #73
Venom #155
Venomverse #5
Batman #24
All-Star Batman #14
Eugenic #1
Shadowman Rae Sremmurd #1
Shadow Batman #1
Warframe #1
The Archies #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 10-4-17

New comic book release day 10/4/17. 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. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Guardians #11 – Francesco Mattina

Avengers #672 – Mike McKone

Harley Quinn #29 – Frank Cho

Venom #155 – Mark Bagley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Green Arrow 32 – Mike Grell

Jenny Frison

Adam Hughes

Iron Fist #73 – Jeff Dekal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shadow Batman #1 – David Finch

Venom #155 – John Tyler Christopher

Darth Vader #6 – Francesco Mattina

Batman #32 – Mikel Janin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-Star Batman #14 – Albuquerque

Punisher The Platoon #1 – Andy Brase

Vengeance #1 – Mike McKone

Venom #155 – Mike McKone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics #495

CLICK –> ALL Of The New Comics Videos….And More.
A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 10/4/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #495. This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #495

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
This week, new comic book release day 10/4/17.
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Buy/Bid – Punisher The Platoon #1

Buy/Bid – The Punisher #52

Buy/Bid – Venom #155

Buy/Bid – Darth Vader #6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvel’s Punisher The Platoon #1 is a direct take from the 1991 hit storyline ‘Punisher Invades Nam’. The two-part story was a speculative dream that began in Punisher #52. It was a hot book for a little bit, but then fizzled out. Doesn’t everything? The 1991 comic was written by Mike Harris and drawn by Roger Salick. The inker, maybe you heard of him, Jimmy Palmiotti? Yes, that DC Harley Quinn guy. And so much more! The current Punisher Platoon story will be from Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov.
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Will there be a bigger book than Star Wars Darth Vader #6 this week? (update 10-1-17: this comic could be delayed this week) Probably not, if this happens to be the first appearance of a new Inquisitorius. Creators; Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli.
Iron Fist #73, ‘Reintroduces the savagery of Sabre-Tooth’. Marvel Legacy hype, love it!

Buy/Bid – Iron Fist #73

Buy/Bid – Spirits Of Vengeance #1

Buy/Bid – Venom #155

Buy/Bid – Venomverse #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the big two push the reset button, lots of cool things tend to happen. Regardless of certain protesting silly fanboys, there are always great things to look forward to. One of those things from Marvel’s Legacy launch is Mike McKone’s cool headshot covers. Take a look at a couple of them displayed in this article.
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The new Venom #155, John Tyler Christopher trading card cover is superb. It’ll definitely make it to our Best Comic Book Covers Of The Week. Don’t expect this eye candy to stay on the shelf too long though.
Venomverse #5, Declan Shalvey variant cover, that red symbol in front of the Punisher……..Batman, no? It sure looks like it. At quick glance, it fools you for a second.

Buy/Bid – All-Star Batman #14

Buy/Bid – Batman #32

Buy/Bid – Batman White Knight #1

Buy/Bid – Harley Ivy Betty Veronica #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A week full of Batman comics is a good week.
The Joker as ‘White Knight’ in Batman: White Knight #1. Written and drawn by Sean Murphy.
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Soap opera hits Batman and comic fans. The ‘answer’ everyone has been waiting for will arrive this week in Batman #32. Will Catwoman accept the marriage proposal (Batman #24) from Batman? If she says yes (which does not seem too likely), this comic will be very sort after in a hurry. If she says she’ll pass, this comic will not be very sort after. See, simple math is fun. All-Star Batman #14 will be Scott Snyder’s final issue.
A fantastic crossover arrives this week. Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1. Archie is the envy of every fanboy, now add two more to the list as Harley and Ivy vie for Archie’s attention/affection. That’s four hotties’ after one dude. Superstar creators all over this one too. Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, Laura Braga and Amanda Conner.

Buy/Bid – Archies #1

Buy/Bid – Slots #1

Buy/Bid – Shadow Batman #1

Buy/Bid – Eugenic #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InvestComics Indie Hot Picks:
Eugenic #1 (Boom Studios). An InvestComics Top 5 candidate here. Writer James Tynion and artist Eryk Donovan.
The cover alone to Weed Magic #1 from Bliss On Tap is enough to make anyone’s head turn. It is fabulous and I absolutely love it. Paying homage in the ‘highest’ way possible to DC’s Action Comics #1. Cover artist Alex Cormack has this cover lit. Creators Brian Phillipson and Alex Cormack bring the tale of two stoner’s named Moe & Bunny. Yes, smoke em’ if you got em! (All in good fun, relax will ya?). Oh yes almost forgot, it’s sold out too.
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Valiant Entertainment once again pushes the envelope. This time teaming with a premier hip hop artist Rae Sremmurd (Black Beatles). They have 2.9 million Facebook followers, 4.2 million Instagram followers and over a half million Twitter followers. Valiant knows how to do it. They are on the cutting edge. Indie’s take notice. Shadowman Rae Sremmurd #1 from Eliot Rahal and Renato Guedes.
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Shadow Batman #1 (Dynamite Entertainment). Creators Steve Orlando and Giovanni Timpano.
Slots #1 (Image Comics). Creator Dan Panosian.
Warframe #1 (Image Comics). Creators Matt Hawkins, Ryan Cady and Studio Hive.
The Archies #1 (Archie Comics). Creators Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg and Joe Eisma.

Buy/Bid – Shadow/Rae #1

Buy/Bid – Warframe #1

Buy/Bid – Weed Magic #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Jay Katz

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