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Two number one issues coming out this week from Marvel are going to prove worthy of success, but die an unfortunate quick death. Maybe not so much X-Force (2014 4th Series) #1 because of the movie hype surrounding it, but She-Hulk (2014 3rd Series) #1 will be hot for a little bit and turn as cold as ice in an instant. Although X-Factor will escape the clutches of cancelation for a little while longer than She-Hulk will, these two series are going to see no action in the speculative market for the long haul. I cannot urge you enough to stay away from the variants on these comics. If you think for some strange reason that plucking down $60 for either of these top variants will fetch you a return, you’re sadly mistaken. The only savior for the She-Hulk would be a major movie announcement (which doesn’t seem likely in the foreseeable future), otherwise stay away. The smart move here for either the X-Factor or She-Hulk interest is to go after the key book(s). She-Hulk #1 from 1980 is the characters first appearance. This would be the comic to spend a couple of bucks on. As for X-Factor, well you have the X-Factor #1 from 1986 (first appearance as the X-Factor team), but it’s X-Factor #71 (1991) that will be the “go-to” book as the movie details keep dribbling out. Both of these comics; X-Force (2014 4th Series) #1/She-Hulk (2014 3rd Series) #1 will in fact (most likely) show some strong sales right out of the gate, but will see strong declines as they both carry on. Be aware of the history here, especially with the She-Hulk not so much X-Factor.
Marvel gives the speculators a little bit to chew on this week though. Check out Superior Spider-Man (2012) #27. The Goblin Nation storyline begins here. There will be a $100 variant sketch cover that will bring some return as the storyline heats up and Doc Ock is pushed out for the return of Peter Parker. Get the variant CGC signature series’ and collect your profits accordingly. Do not hold onto this comic for a long duration, you will lose money on it. Gauge the market, and strike when necessary.
The new Captain America movie coming this April will feature the Winter Soldier. So Marvel Comics gets the ball rolling with a new Winter Solider comic; Winter Soldier Bitter March (2014) #1. The absolute comic to get before the movie hits is Captain America #6 (2005). THIS comic is recognized as Winter Soldier’s first appearance by CGC, NOT Captain America #1(2005) like many may think. Captain America #6 is money in the bank folks. Get on it now.
Thor will be dealing with Minotaur in Thor God of Thunder (2012) #19. Minotaur first appeared in a comic written by Stan Lee, art by Don Heck, and a cover by Jack “King” Kirby. That comic is The Avengers #17 (1965).
Revolutionary War (2014 Marvel) #4 will pit two UK Marvel characters against each other; Death’s Head and Death’s Head II. Marvel’s UK Death’s Head first appeared in The Transformers (UK) #117 (1987), and Death’s Head II in Death’s Head II #1 (1992). Marvel UK is bringing it.
Kick-Ass 3 (2013 Marvel) #6 will feature the secret origin of Hit-Girl. The issue has a $30 John Romita Jr. Sketch variant. Not a shabby deal at all here. Get a CGC signature series with Romita Jr. or Millar ink on the cover (9.8 grade or higher as always!) and flip it. A Kick-Ass fan will gobble up a Hit-Girl origin issue signed by one of these two creators.
Gravel Combat Magician (2014) (Avatar) #1 will follow William Gravel’s next adventure. And just in case this dude ever gets optioned, be sure to have Strange Kiss #1 (1999) in your stash. His first appearance comes from elite writer Warren Ellis. Yes a book to own, just in case.
……And last but not least, check out X (2013 Dark Horse) #10. This comic will cue us in on a new X origin. X is a very cool comic character that needs to be on your radar.
Invest wisely. Carpe Diem