Thanksgiving For 25 Hot Comics – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics in Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here.

Happy Thanksgiving, all, and we have a lot to be thankful for. Including a welcome back to Rod Lamberti's 25 Hot Comics. There are a lot of hot comics out there. I was surprised at what I learned researching this, looking at a mixture of both newer and older comics. Strange Academy #1 is doing really well. $50? Did anyone see that coming? Here's a look at twenty-five.

REVIEW: Strange Academy #1 -- "Uniting Scions Of Both 'Good' And 'Bad' Ideologies Under One Educational Roof"
The cover of Strange Academy #1. Credit: Marvel
  1. All-Star Squadron #25 1983 1st Infinity Inc $35
  2. Amazing Spider-Man #300 1988 1st Venom $500
  3. Amazing Spider-Man #654 2011 Flash Thomson becomes Agent Venom $49
  4. Aquaman #57 2002 Birth of Andy $20
  5. Avengers #181 1979 1st appearance of Scott Lang $50
  6. Batman #357 1983 1st Killer Croc and Jason Todd $100
  7. Batman #567 1999 1st Cassandra Cain $50
  8. Batman #609 2003 1st Thomas Elliot who becomes Hush $35
  9. Daredevil #9 1999 1st Echo $50
  10. Darkhawk #1 1991 1st Darkhawk $45
  11. Detective Comics #400 1970 1st Man Bat $350
  12. Green Lantern #25 2008 1st appearance Atrocitus and Larfleeze $30
  13. Justice League #31 2014 1st full appearance of Jessica Cruz $36
  14. Captain Marvel #17 2004 First appearance of Phyla-Vell $50
  15. New X-Men #128 2002 First appearance of Fantomex $45
  16. Predator #1 1989 1st Predator in comics $50
  17. Stars And S.T.R.I.P.E #0 1999 1st professional work of Geoff Johns and first Courtney Whitmore $40
  18. Star Wars: Kanan: The Last Padawan #1 2015 $25
  19. Strange Academy #1 2020 $50
  20. Swamp Thing #37 1985 1st John Constantine $300
  21. Teen Titans #12 2017 1st full Batman Who Laughs $105
  22. Thor #5 2020 1st Black Winter $20
  23. What If #105 1998 1st Spider-Girl $150.00
  24. Wolverine #8 1989 Wolverine teams up with Mr. Fixit Hulk $35
  25. Wonder Woman Annual #4 2020 1st possible Yara Flor $30

As always, hopefully, some of these are already in your collection or at your local comic stores. I know we still had Wonder Woman Annual #4 for cover price. Good luck and happy hunting!

Rodman Comics' Black Friday Deal: To help with gift-giving, we are having Rod Deals on Black Friday, Nov 27th! 11 to 7 that day. 20 percent off everything not already discounted. Auctions, tons of auctions. This Rod Deals is aimed at helping people with gift-giving (or receiving for oneself)! A coupon will be given out to all that purchase something from us that day to bring back the following Saturday for a chance for a graded comic. Curbside will be available. Bid by calling us, or posting here, or emailing us is also options one may do if unable to bid in person that day. Stay safe, everyone, and happy holidays!

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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