Trending This Week #639

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Here are this week’s top Trending Comics and Best Cover Art headed your way this Wednesday 8-5-20

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Dreaming Waking Hours #1 – One of two first appearances this week to debut on their respective cover of the comics they’re appearing in. This comic displays the new character Ruin, a.k.a Nightmare. Writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Nick Robles.   
Batman #96 – The second cover featuring the debut of a new character. The Jorge Jimenez Joker War variant gives collectors their first look at Clownhunter. 
Thor #4 (2nd Printing) Second prints are all the craze these days as far as the modern new release speculation market is concerned. The second print Thor with the first appearance of Black Winter is commanding some serious money right now. 

Dreaming Waking Hours #1
Batman #96
Thor #4 2nd print

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Dark Nights Death Metal Legends Of The Dark Knights #1 – Cameo vs. first appearance will be a debate for the ages when it comes to collectors. The next BIG DC character made a cameo (first brief appearance) last week in Dark Knights Death Metal #2 and now will make his first FULL appearance in this comic. Death Metal #2 is already $25 on eBay. Although a hefty price tag for a comic that is less than two weeks old, speculators will go gaga over this issue more-so because Robin King appears right on the cover. So expect a bigger spec boost on eBay with this one.
More second print comics this week that may stand to make a bit of noise in the aftermarket. Image Comics’ Mercy #3 and Negan Lives #1. One bit of advice InvestComics can offer here is, do not get caught up in the hype bubble. Lest we remind everyone first, as we always do, money is good, money is awesome. Nothing wrong with making a few bucks flipping comics, but don’t be on the other side holding a blue lettered second print comic that holds little to no validity for its asking price. The first print “rare” Negan #1 comics have come down substantially already. The second print Blue lettering has the SAME insides as does the first print, the only difference will be the blue lettering. A lot of these spec sites want to peddle that these prints are “rare”, but as InvestComics warned collectors WEEKS AGO, and now it’s happening, the spec market will be inundated with the word RARE with new release comics. The advice we wanted you to understand is that every new release comic will be “rare” because there will be shorter print runs. Mitigating factors include, fewer shops (closures), shops not ordering as much (financial strain), and some collectors have tapped out (financial strain). This all said, fewer books will be printed all around. Do not get caught up in the “rare” comic sweepstakes, it’s a tool (trigger word) to catch the attention of a less experienced buyer to purchase something they probably don’t need or want. This all said, the major reason why the spoke in the recent modern market has occurred is because of two things. The stimulus check and the $600 a week from reemployment. Both of these things will go away eventually. Pay attention to where the market heads once monies are not that readily available for all collectors.     
Black Cat #12 – A new Black Cat costume. Would have seen plenty of the cosplayer’s at the conventions with this one on.
Star Wars #5 – A possible introduction of a new character. Keep your eyes on this one. Writer Charles Soule and artist Jesus Saiz.

Death Metal #1
Black Cat #12
Star Wars #5
Mercy #3 2nd print
Negan #1 2nd print

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Maestro Future Imperfect #1 – Hulk, blad with a Santa beard gets his own one-shot comic. Well, not really, it’s the collection of a two-part story told by Peter David and George Perez many years ago called Hulk: Future Imperfect. The In-Hyuk Lee cover sure catches the eye, doesn’t it?
Alien The Original Screenplay #1 – What exactly is not to love here? The classic Alien movie had an original screenplay that was not used and not it is, in comic book form. Hell yes.
Giant-Size X-Men Fantomex #1 – A character not too many care about or speak of will be getting their own comic this Wednesday. The cameo/first appearance argument continues with Fantomex as well; New X-Men #128 or a New X-Men #129. This giant-size comic is from the modern-day Chris Claremont X-Men guru Jonathan Hickman. Art by Rod Reis.
Fire Power #1 – New Image series from Image Comics’ writing legend Robert Kirkman. Art from Chris Samnee. Expect a quick sellout and then a regular crowd to shuffle in every month to purchase this comic for the next 6+ years or so. Or until Kirkman gets bored of the title.
Empyre #4 – The epic Marvel story continues…..

Maestro #1
Empyre #4
Fire Power #1
Alien #1
Fantomex #1

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Bad Mother #1 – New series from AWA. A story about a badass mother looking for her missing teenage daughter and will do whatever is necessary to find her. Writen by Christa Faust and drawn by superstar artist Mike Deodato Jr.
Patriotika #1 – Antarctic Press makes it back on our trending picks this week with this offering. Creators Ron Z and Antipus.
Vampire The Masquerade #1 – Valult Comics with a new vampire comic. Quite the list of creators here, Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Nathan Gooden, and Dev Pramanik.
Horizon Zero Dawn #1 – Titan Books releases a new series based on a hit game. Anne Toole and Ann Maulina.

Bad Mother #1
Vampire #1
Horizon Zero Dawn #1
Patriotika #1

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Trending Collectibles

POP Heroes Batman Pride 2020 Rainbow Vinyl Figure Funko
POP Marvel Marvels Avengers Game Captain America Stark Tech Suit Vinyl Bobble Head Funko
DC Video Game Gallery Injustice 2 Batman PVC Statue Diamond Select
Topps 2020 Pro Debut Baseball Trading Cards Pack Topps

Batman
Captain America
Batman Injustice
Topps MLB 2020

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BEST COMIC COVERS OF THE WEEK

Artist – Carlos Gomez
Artist – Alexander Lozano Gomez
Artist – Francesco Mattina
Artist – Travis Charest

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Artist – Nil Vendrell
Artist – Patrick Zircher
Artist – In-Hyuk Lee
Artist – Kaare Andrews

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Jay Katz