The Wednesday One – 12/6

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Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 12/6

This week is back in full form. This one might be long, but should be chocked full of awesome.

Flipdipskys

Amazing Spider-Man Venom Venom Inc Alpha #1 Cover C Incentive Gabrielle Dell Otto- “The ONE” I don’t think this the best Dell’Otto and Venom by Dell’Otto has kinda been done too much recently, but it has heat regardless. Rumored 1st appearance, but we will see. This might be hard to get and is fetching $100+. I think there will be a Wednesday drop from undercutting and the eventual hater wave. I think it drops right below $100, I don’t see it getting below $75 though unless the 1st app rumors are true. If they are this book could shoot up quickly and be a $150 book by the end of the week. My LCS didn’t order enough to qualify and I think most place won’t either so I think it might be a low print run. Probably less than a thousand.

Cool Covers

Barbarella #1 Cover P Incentive Joe Jusko Virgin Cover 

This cover is so sexy. But, I’m not totally convinced it will make money. I think the run will be very small, but I think the market for it is also. I see 1 sold for $25 and I just bought one for $18+s off Ebay, but that is it. This may have potential though down the road. I think I’m going to grab the trade dress for cover also.

Barbarella #1 Cover N Incentive Joseph Michael Linsner Virgin Cover

Another sexy Barb. I like the Jusko better, but this is a great Linsner. These don’t seem to do a whole lot price wise. I might grab a trade dress copy of this too, but if I had to choose the Jusko wins.

Amazing Spider-Man Venom Venom Inc Alpha #1 Cover B Variant Adi Granov Cover  

A sweet cover variant. This is one of the better Granov recently. It probably won’t grab heat due to the Otto and it not being a ratio variant, but still a cool cover for the PC. Possible 1st Appearance.

 Darth Vader Vol 2 #9

Mattina is killing it with these Star Wars covers. The Star Wars books are great reads and I highly recommend them. Plus I’m a canon junkie.

 Spirits Of Vengeance #3 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Phoenix

Another awesome Mattina cover to squirrel away.

Klaus And The Crisis In Xmasville #1 Cover B Variant Frank Quitely Cover 

Something about this cover. I can’t place my finger on it, but it is sweet. Plus should be a good read via Morrison.

Jim Hensons Power Of The Dark Crystal #9 Cover B Variant Sana Takeda Subscription Cover

Sana is so good, incredible detail. I collect all these B covers.

Captain America Vol 8 #695 Cover I 2nd Ptg Variant Alex Ross

The non-lenticular. I think a lot of shops skip these as they might still be sitting on the lenticular. Cool cover that might heat up in some time.

 

Skip it

 

Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #3 Cover B Variant Stephanie Hans Cover 

This isn’t good for Hans. She usually does better. I know some like this, but this is an easy pass for me.

 Sleepless #1 Cover A Regular Leila Del Duca & Alissa Sallah Cover

They say it is a “New fantasy romance” which doesn’t interest me at all. It seems targeted for a YA audience.

 

 Consultant #1

Action Labs don’t spec well. Skip unless you want to read. It doesn’t grab me though.

 Rockos Modern Life Vol 2 #1 Cover A Regular Jorge Monlongo Cover

I don’t see this book or even the variants doing anything. There are probably a few that read this and it looks fun but too few to get heat.

Read it

Batman White Knight #3 Cover B Variant Sean Murphy Cover

This is rumored to have the 1st appearance of Marian Drews as “NeoJoker.” It is an awesome read so far, either way, a win. I like the B cover more than the A, but I will grab a small stack of both in nm+ if I can. This may gain some heat in the next few weeks. I don’t think it will be a Wednesday flip. Grab some #2 also for what should be Marian Drews 1st app. This book has a big run so don’t expect prices to explode.

Extremity #9 

I need to catch up, but I like what I read so far.

 

Batman Vol 3 #36 Cover B Variant Olivier Coipel Cover

I read the bats and this cover is cool also.

Black Cloud #6 

I read the first 5 issues and I’m on the fence if I will continue with it.

Gravediggers Union #2 – I liked the first enough to check out the 2nd.

Paradiso #1 Cover A Regular Dev Pramanik & Dearbhla Kelly Cover – A new Image to check out.

Doctor Strange Vol 4 #382 – I’m picking these up to see what Donny does with the good Doctor. Also, Donny is making it sound like something big might happen. If you don’t pick it up to read flip thru it at the store to see if there is anything. – From Donny’s Twitter “@Doncates I need to ask you guys a big favor okay? Tomorrow when you read the new issue of Doctor Strange you’re going to want to get on Twitter and talk about The Big Thing that happens in it. I’d ask you to please be mindful of spoiling the fun for others, okay? Can’t wait!”

Jupiter Jet #1 – I don’t think I’m the target audience for this book. I like the Inmans so I will flip thru it to see if I might grab it. Action Labs books almost never get heat.

Mindbender #5 I like this book so far. Good read.

Solar Flare Season 2 #2 – I like vol 1 and am excited about new material.

Street Fighter Reloaded #2 – It is $1 so why not!

DC Universe Holiday Special 2017 #1 – I’ll give it a shot even though $10 cover is high.

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 Cover B Variant Kevin Eastman Cover – The first volume was a great read and I expect the same from this run.

Witchblade Vol 2 #1 – New image, but vol2 so I don’t expect anything except maybe a read.

Notes

  • True Believers Enter The Phoenix and True Believers Phoenix Presents Cyclops & Marvel Girl are reprints for $1. Maybe grab some.
  • Also, 2 more lenticular covers from Marvel if that is your jam.

 

MEGA! Bonus look back – how did last week do a week later? Plus, I went back over the last several weeks to see what happen to a few titles.

 How did last week’s spec end up doing? We take a look at last week’s predictions and see if we did OK one week later!!!

(Last week’s spec will be quoted like this. What it really did will look like this.)

Last Week

Old Man Logan Vol 2 #31 Cover D Incentive Harvey Tolibao Variant Cover 1:25 –  Few sales so far around $15-20 which is good, with several more listed at ~$25. Don’t pay too much as it is more likely to bust than boom. This is selling for ~$10 so call it a bust. Maybe if they do more with the new character it might pick up. Tuck this one in the back of your mind.

Batman Vol 3 Annual #2 –  Flip em quick as there will be undercutting getting it back down to a little over or right at cover. Amazingly this is still getting $10.

Eternity #2 Cover E Incentive David Lafuente Variant Cover 1:40 –  I don’t think it goes over $20 though, probably closer to $10 if any move. Only 2 sold but $60 and $80 is a good sign, I wish I could get these at my LCS.

 

 A few more titles from the last few weeks. This is the mega part and it is long. Feel free to skip to the end.

 Thanos Vol 2 #13 Rafael Albuquerque Variant Cover 1:25 –  $7 or less. I think this will be a $10-15 book max. It does have some sales $10-20 so far which is good. Looks to be a $25-30 book, will it stay? There is a lot of talk about this book and the “Cosmic Ghost Rider” 

Game Of Thrones Clash Of Kings #6 Mike Miller Virgin Cover (1:25?) –  I say pay under $8 to be safe and that may be high. I’m going to guess that it goes for $15, but we will see. A few listed $10+, but no sales. Few sales $10-15. 

Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #25 Rahzzah Morphing Variant 1:25 –  Grab for $7 or less. This might get up to $15-20. Possible slow burn. $15 Only 2 sales recently with 8 or so listed.

Mighty Thor Vol 2 #701 Alex Ross Variant –  I think this is a $20-30 book this week, but get it for under $15. Moving around $30.

Incredible Hulk Vol 4 #710 Jack Kirby 100th Anniversary –  Some of these have gone for $10, This will be a cover-$10 book. 2 listed with only 1 sold for $6. Seems no one wants this.

Punisher Vol 10 #218 1:25 Greg Smallwood Variant –  Pay $7 or under if you like it. It will be $10-12 max. $5-10. 

Weapon X Vol 3 #11 Mike Deodato Jr Design  –  They are going for ~$20, pay $7 or under. I think these will go $10-15 this week when the undercutters dump theirs. ~$25

Ninja-K #1 David Mack Ninjak Icon Variant –  Grab for $10 or less though. I think this cover ends up being a $15-25 book. Sitting at $15-20.

Batman Who Laughs #1 Foil-Stamped –  Reader. Mostly around $10

Moon Knight Vol 8 #188 1:25 Daniel Warren Johnson Variant –   Possible new villain. Don’t pay over $7 IMO. I think this one stays $10-20. $10 despite new villain.

Star Wars Vol 4 #38 Terry Dodson Variant Cover 1:50 –  $15 or less and I think the undercutters make it a $20-25 book, but it could get as much as $30. $15-20.

Daredevil Vol 5 #595 Greg Hildebrandt Variant 1:100 –   I think it will be a $40-50 book from the undercutters. ~$50 give or take, I think it stays here.

Captain America Vol 8 #695 Adi Granov 1:25 –   Pay under $10 to be safe. I think this will drop to $15 but stay right about there, the ceiling is ~$30 if it gets hot$10 or less.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 4 #146 Adi Granov 1:25 –  I think this is a $15 book, eventually it drops to $10 in few weeks is my guess. $6 this died.

Spider-Man Vol 2 #234 Sanford Greene Variant Cover 1:25 –  Kinda cool cover IMO if you can grab for cover. ~$13 This might go up later as it was the first prowler as the iron spider iirc.

Captain America #695 LCSD –  No spec was given. Going for ~$15.

Silver Surfer Vol 7 #14 Cover B Incentive Jack Kirby 100th Anniversary – This isn’t a great cover, but it has heat. Grab for $7 tops. Much better if cover. This is the last issue of a low print run. $10-15 est sale price. This is ~$10.

Eternity #1 Felipe Massafera Wraparound –  $15 or under to be safe, maybe go $20. – 2x sales so far for $50ea none listed. The Valiant fan base isn’t large but they seem to have money when there is a favorable book. $35-50 est sale price. This hit crazy highs, $335 raw, but a 9.8 just went for $275 auction so maybe it is settling down. A few listed for sales around $300 raw.

America #8 1:25 Jen Bartel –   $10-15 – closer to $10 est sale price. This is selling around $10 with a good number for sale.

Mighty Thor Vol 2 #700 Hughes –  I think this will have a slight hater wave but stay at least a $150 book over the next week. Pay if you love it and if you don’t then sell it, but don’t pay over $100 if you are going to flip it. Way better if under $75. Averaging around $125 with lows around $100.

Z Nation #6 Parrillo Virgin –  $10-15 There are few for sale at $15-20.
– I said “$7 or under. This will be a $10-15 book tops. Most recent is ~$30.

Deadpool vs Old Man Logan #1 Albuquerque 1:25 –  $7 or under. This will be a $10-15 book tops. This is moving around $15.

Rugrats #1 1:20 –  $10-$15 – a few listed still for $15-20
– I said, “skip”. Averaging around $10.

Inhumans Once And Future Kings #3 1:25 Stephanie Hans –  Don’t pay over $7 better if cover. It has a chance at $10 maybe $15 for a few sales so flip quickly if you can. Few sales and the last one was 10-18 so basically no movement. There is one listed at $50. I’m not a believer, but others think this is a ghost that will go up. 

Falcon Vol 2 #1 1:100 Alex Ross Design –  Pay $20 max $15 is much better, I really don’t see it doing much $30 max. This is sitting around or a little over $20.

Despicable Deadpool #287 Clayton Crain –  I’m gonna grab it but $10 or less $7 is better. This is another book that will drop and be forgotten in a few weeks. A ceiling of $15-20 max. Mostly around $10, but some good movement.

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #789 1:50 Steve Ditko 1965 T-Shirt –  Cool idea, but these aren’t very good. If you can find it close to cover maybe get it because of Spider-man.  Sales all over from $20-40, this maybe the only t-shirt variant to hang on to.

Venom Vol 3 #155 1:50 Mattina –   If you can grab this for $15 or less in nm+. This isn’t really heating up it seems, but it is a good cover and a 1:50. I think it will settle around $25-30 after the undercutters, but it might stay closer to $40-45. This is going for ~$25, maybe this heats up over time. 

Tick Vol 2 #1 B Incentive Douglas Paskiewicz  –   If you can grab this for cover I think it will flip for double cover and maybe more. Only a few sold and the only one recently went for cover, few listed at $20.

Batman Vol 3 #32 –  Catwoman’s answer. This has been spoiled like crazy so I’d grab a few sets. Probably get $20 for the set IMO. Of course this is only cover now, it was never going to stay up.

Maestros #1 Retailer Appreciation Gold Logo – None was given. This is Cover or right over. 

Astonishing X-Men #4 Adi Granov –  I think I said skip. This looks to be a $5-10 book. 

Spider-Gwen #24 –  This is from before I have records. Looks like this is a $10 book overall and I think it stays there. 

 

 

This week is bigger than the last 2 and we have a “One” and it might be a whale. Lots of great covers and some exciting reads. This is a winning week even though one 1 big flip. Hope Y’all liked the big overview look back. Was it too much? Let me know what you think. Did I miss anything? Let me know and thanks as always for reading. Have a great Wednesday!

21 comments

  • Awesome job with the mega extra. So I guess I’ll have my fingers crossed the del Otto is at my LCS, and isn’t too much cuz I’m thinking 40$ is the tops I will want to spend on it. I was thinking my LCS probably won’t have it too but was assuming it was a 1:100 it being a 1:50 my LCS my have it because they often order 50+ on venom releases especially #1s. So I’ll be getting there first just in case they have it and it’s affordable.

    I’m not too keen on paying too much just because maybe it’s just me but I’m kinda over del Otto a little at least to the point where I ain’t pay huge numbers for his covers on release day anymore. I almost wish they made the Granov the 1:50 but that would have made my LCS raise the price more because the price up Granov covers more than del Otto not sure why but I don’t disagree with them on the pricing as I personally like Granov more as well.

    • Well I may have spoke too soon about my LCS not up pricing del otto’s because they had a nm+ copy of the venom inc 1:50 and wanted 115 for it so I had to pass at that price. Got the spirits of vengeance mattina ghost rider Phoenix variant and two flawless copies of white knight 3 cover b so I’m happy overall. Can’t always get lucky with the hot variant. Sometimes I do though it’s weird how random it is.

  • Alondo

    Wow, you really put in a lot of work on this article. Truly appreciate your effort!

  • Great read…not a lot I’m picking up extra this week…

  • Sometimes Valiant’s high variants are like Eternity #2 Lefuente, but every year they reach more people. Every issue of these 4 issue mini volumes like Eternity are packed with new characters and first appearances. I say down the road these are going to end up being solid investments. Not to mention some of the best sci-fi out there. Eternity is very Kirby.

    Kudos of the column. It’s was always good, but it’s been crazy deep since you took it.

  • I honestly don’t know how anyone ever finds 1:50 or 1:100 variants in the wild. I live in Washington and I’d bet there isn’t a single shop in the state that ever orders enough of damn near anything to get a 1:100, and any shop that orders enough for 1:50 variants, the guys who work at the shop just snag ’em.

  • Picked up a couple of the Venom A covers, then noticed there were 2 B covers left…so I grabbed those as well. Went to the counter and seen the Del’Otto looking back at me from the clear Variant box….didnt know how high of an incentive pull it was, but the guy behind me in line seemed to be eyeing it intensely so I took a shot for 24.99…

  • Great job! The overview is a killer addition. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

  • I couldn’t help but snag a trade dress Barbarella Jusko for the PC that cover really is perfecto plus the property really might see some renewed interest down the line

  • Skot Whitman

    Nice Job Adam, I can’t think of a better replacement for Inigo on this. You’re really making this column your own. Keep it up!

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