The Wednesday One
Mixed bag of a week … Not sure DC can keep my interest for much longer. Marvel would have to time travel to the 70s in order to get my money at this point. The indies is where it's at, but nothing terribly exciting this week. Oh well, we knew this is how it was going to be … Five Wednesday months, can't live with them …
|Action Comics #976
I am not sure if we are going to get any important reveals on this issue, but the fact that Midtown has limited this to 1 per customer makes it look as if something might be going on.
|Elektra #2 Adi Granov 1:25 Variant
The cover to get this week. We have been looking forward to this Granov masterpiece since it was made public. Already going for $80+ if you haven't already secured a copy, it's probably too late.
|Iron Fist #1 Alex Ross 1:100 Sketch Variant
New Iron Fist series, this time going for a more serious iteration of the character than the one who appeared on the latest Power Man & Iron Fist. The Netflix series has had a mixed reception, but I don't think that the other better-received series had an influence on sales numbers anyway. Not sure what to expect from this new volume, but I am pretty sure this cover is going to get hot.
|X-O Manowar #1 1:500 Metal Variant
Not sure how many of these are going to be out there, but I would be surprised if there's more than 25. At the same time, you probably don't go through all the trouble of developing a new type of cover just to print 25 copies, right? No idea how that's going to work out, but it would be fun to have one of these.
|Transformers vs G.I. Joe: The Movie
Tom Scioli gave us the wonderfully crazy Transformers vs G.I. Joe series that recently finished. Now he's back with the comic adaptation of a non-existing Transformers vs G.I. Joe movie and I am all up for it. Fun in comics, it's still possible!!!
|President Evil #1
From the publisher who brought you Steampunk Palin comes a comic featuring Killary Klinton vs Don (of the Dead) Drumpf. This being the thinnest skinned US president in recent history, the question is whether he will allow stuff like this to be published without suing people left and right.
Venomized Variants of the Week
Brick and mortar comic shops have been all over the place with this … I have only ever seen one of these in two of the biggest shops in Paris, but this weekend I went over to London and Forbidden Planet still had most of them. You can also find them easily online. So the question remains, will these heat up in the future? Let's give it a few months!
I didn't include it, but just a quick reminder that Midtown is putting out a J. Scott Campbell Venomized Iron Fist #1 store exclusive of their own … get it only if you are going for the black belt of Venomized variants!!!
Weirdest cover of the week
When it comes to IDW mash-up covers (they are not related to the interiors, they're just crazy crossover pin-ups really), I thought it could never get weirder than Mars Attacks Popeye, but here we are talking about Mulder and Scully about to get attacked by a werewolf Judge Dredd … I would totally buy this if it were a real comic, so IDW get on it!!! If only to have some poor writer come up with a logical story to make it happen …
That's it for this week. What would you buy? There can be only one!