The Waiting for Marvel One


Some good stuff from DC and a few more comics with possibilities, but more good reads than investments probably …

DC Universe Rebirth Special #1 5th PrintingDC Universe Rebirth Special #1 5th Printing

There are still loads of these at the comic shops I normally go to, so is a 5th printing really required? This sold well over 300K copies already and is easily available online. People buying multiple printings for their collection or DC's marketing machine?

Teen Titans RebirthTeen Titans Rebirth

Damian gets the Teen Titans back together and it looks like it's going to be fun, with Damian doing his tiny Batman routine. Rising star Jonboy Meyers on art should make this a hit.

Sixpack And Dogwelder Hard-Traveling Heroz #2Sixpack And Dogwelder Hard-Traveling Heroz #2

Garth Ennis is responsible for one of the best Hellblazer runs ever. After that, he came back for 5 issues, but that was back in 1999. For the first time in 17 years, Ennis will be writing this character for him to be humiliated horribly. They even got Steve Dillon to draw the cover.

Hillbilly #3Hillbilly #3

This will sell out this month again and some people will look for it. How far can it go though? #2 had sales of 8K, which sounds low, but that's pretty much what the Goon does at Dark Horse and it's not like they are gold. And the Goon has been attached to movie rumors for a while. It's a really good read, but it will never be enough to pay for your kid's college.

Spider-Man / Deadpool #9Spider-Man / Deadpool #9

Acclaimed title and the introduction of a new female villain (or not) made from a mix of Deadpool and Spider-Man's blood. Trust Joe Kelly to give us a compelling character no matter how silly the origin.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #12 Cosplay VariantUnbeatable Squirrel Girl #12 Cosplay 1:15 Variant

I have been trying to avoid cosplay covers in this section, but they seem to be doing fine. In this case, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #12, according to comichron, sold around 13K copies, so there will be not that many of these. Just to put things into perspective, Riki Lecotey has over 400K likes on Facebook!!!

Vikings: Uprising #1Vikings: Uprising #1

All 5 covers sold out at Midtown might make this a good comic to flip. Titan is proving that TV tie-ins have a large place on the market. As long as they keep publishing things like Martin and Parson's Tank Girl, I am more than happy.

Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte #1 Incentive VariantLady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte #1 Incentive Variant

I have mentioned in the past how much I like the Mexican folklore related to el día de los muertos and I don't think I am the only one. Joe Benitez doing his take on the whole look should get some attention.

Flash #7Flash #7

I think we are all hoping Godspeed to work out and become the Flash's Joker. If he does, this is one amazing cover that should stand the test of time. Those lightning effects are amazing!!!

Wonder Woman #7Wonder Woman #7

Jenny Frison takes over as variant cover artist for this title and so far so good. While it was nice to have Frank Cho doing some regular covers for one of the big two, I don't think many people will be complaining.

That's it for this week. What would you buy? There can be only one!


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    That Wonder Woman is incredible. Jenny Frison makes beautiful women without corny, sexually suggestive posing. It’s a mature visual language that most male comic artists can’t seem to acheive. Her Red Sonja run is fire.

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    I have a question… You are talking about 300K, 8K, 13K,… How do you know how many copies of a book were printed?
    Thank you.

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    I will be complaining about 3 WW shift. While I like some of Frisons work, she’s no Frank Cho. Had I the opportunity, I would much enjoy smacking punk Rucka around. The ONLY reason I bought #7 was for Frisons cover…I refuse to even read it. I am on the verge of boycotting the book just because of the petty tyrant.

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      They’re both great but very different. Cho’s more cartoony and generally has more of sense of fun. Frisson’s work is a little more fine illustration in terms of style, and definitely icier in terms of tone. Still, she’s one of the best cover artists in comics and I’m hoping her WW stint helps her explode in popularity. She and Lupacchino are two still relatively new artists who I think could be around a long time and build huge fanbases.

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      To Frank Cho’s credit, I think he went way out of his comfort zone to give them what they wanted. He toned down the cartoony cheesecake posing to match the new direction of the franchise. Those are some of the most serious and technical covers I have seen him do. I can see why he was extremely frustrated to be removed.
      I think Frison is a much more obvious choice for this modern WW.

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    What are people’s thoughts on Surgeon X? first issue is out this week from Vertigo, and seems to be pretty ground breaking in terms of multimedia incorporation (thought I haven’t had a chance to read or work the app until this coming weekend, which I’m looking forward to), and it sounds like it has huge tv/movie potential from the plot and built in promotion and networking capabilities for future advertising and inviting new readers as it picks up steam. Definitely caught my attention.

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    Did anyone read Frostbite? It sold out at both of the regular LCS’s I usually go to for new stuff. It also sold out at my local 2nd and Charles. I suspect it was because it was under-ordered in my area but I went ahead and grabbed a few copies off the Bay. Hoping that it is at least a good read.

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