The Wednesday One – 2/7
Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 2/7
Back to a big week with some good potential flip, great covers, and some good reads. I'm feeling better and excited to grab some books. Let's see what is going on and if there is a “One.”
| Avengers Vol 6 #679 Cover C Incentive Nick Bradshaw Connecting Variant
I think this is the 1st cover app of Challenger and maybe the 1st full app as well. I will try to grab one from my lcs. Presales all over the place, $13-40. I will try to grab one. I have no idea what is a good price at this point. Check sales Wed morning.
|X-Men Red #1 Cover J Incentive Pepe Larraz Young Guns Variant
This cover is great and I think it is a virgin like the others. I hear varying reports of print runs so check what they are going for and don't overpay. Pre-sales are around $20-25 and that might drop with some undercutting. $10-15 is probably a safe grab, but if it is for PC and you find a nm+ copy maybe pay a little more. I think this keeps some heat long term and we haven't had a “One” in a while it seems so this is it.
| Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #795 Cover A Regular Alex Ross Cover
A little bird told me to check this book out. I will flip thru it at my lcs, but I hear it should have a good reveal. Not to forget Ross has been killing it lately with these spidey covers.
| X-Men Red #1 Cover F Incentive Mahmud Asrar Variant
This variant has the new character, Trinary, on the cover. Get it cheap though as this book will probably have a big print run.
| Avengers Vol 6 #679 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks
Same as the above Bradshaw. Brooks has been on fire with these covers and they have been selling out before release. I always grab a few. Plus with the sketchiness of 1st apps in this run probably can't hurt to have the whole run to flip.
|Black Panther The Sound And The Fury #1 Cover A Regular Andrea Di Vito Cover
This seems to be selling out and there are strong rumors of a few new 1st apps. Plus with the new movie dropping, BP is hot! I'm going to check it out at the store and see what I think. I'll probably at least grab one as a reader.
| Batman Vol 3 #40 Cover B Variant Olivier Coipel
Bats is great and Coipel is on a roll. Another pull list book.
|Dastardly & Muttley #6 Cover B Variant Bill Sienkiewicz
One of Bill's best and this cover is a ghost so far.
| Rose #8 Cover B Variant Loopydave Cover
These flip quick and die out. I don't recommend them for spec personally. I'm grabbing one for PC
|Walking Dead #176 Cover B Variant Bill Sienkiewicz Cover
I really like this run and will collect the set even though I don't read WD.
| Justice League Vol 3 #38 Cover B Variant JG Jones
Love this. The tone and contrast are awesome imo.
|Dejah Thoris Vol 2 #1 Cover G Incentive Frank Cho Virgin Cover
Baby got back as it goes. Cho did great on this one.
|X-Men Gold #21 Cover B Variant Hulk Smash Cover
Granov goodness. This is more like it. This might be hard to find, I don't think a lot of shops qualified. It doesn't seem to be heating up though.
| Dejah Thoris Vol 2 #1 Cover H Incentive J Scott Campbell Virgin
This is meh at best to me, but I know JSC fans collect all his work. If you can find it cheap or if this is your jam grab it.
Green Lanterns #40 Cover B Variant Brandon Peterson Cover
I'm torn on this one. I know a lot of folks like it and sometimes when I look at it I do and other times I don't. I'm going to look at it irl and decide.
Twisted Romance #1
A 4 issue mini about a company in 1978 NYC that breaks up couples. This doesn't appeal to me at all.
| Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 Cover A Regular Jason Fabok
I hear good things and look forward to seeing what King and Wein cooked up.
|Infinity Countdown Adam Warlock #1 Cover A Regular Aaron Kuder Cover
I like Adam Warlock and am curious about this book.
| Batman White Knight #5 Cover A Regular Sean Murphy Cover
This read is really good. This is a pull list book and I was excited to hear that this series should be extending past the 8 issues. (edit. I thought it was 12)
| VS #1 Cover A Regular Esad Ribic Cover
I hear good things and both covers are regular price. I'm grabbing a set.
|Young Monsters In Love #1
The premise is weird, but Dini is great and I'll give it a shot.
| Songs For The Dead #1 Cover A Regular Tess Fowler Cover
An interesting concept and I like giving Vault titles a shot.
Girrion #9 – I like this book and hoped it took off more.
Smoketown #6 – This is going strong although I'm behind.
Heavenly Blues #5 – Since this got optioned I want to catch up on it.
Superman Vol 5 #40 – Supes has been consistent and is always on my pull.
- Batman Vol 3 #38 Cover C 2nd Ptg Variant Tim Sale Cover – if you missed the regular or like the b/w color scheme.
- Mister Miracle has 2nd, 3rd, and 4th prints dropping of various issues if you are wanting to catch up.
- Game Of Thrones Clash Of Kings #8 Cover E Incentive Mike Miller Virgin Cover – I'm not a believer, but others might be.
Bonus look back – how did last week do a week later?
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.)
Spawn #282 – not sure. – Still selling for cover. Seems everyone is tired of it.
Avengers Vol 6 #678 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks – not sure – Still selling for cover, but 2nd printing coming. The Dauterman ($5) and Tedesco (~$12) haven't taken off either.
Thanos Vol 2 #13 Cover F 2nd Ptg – 1-day flip – This is still getting around double cover still.
This week is jam-packed and there is a “One.” It has a great cover and a 1st app so that works. As I look this week overall I can think is where do I cut some books as this week is so big. I def have to grab some flips and I think I can cut a cool cover and a few reads as hard as that is. The reads are easy to pick up later and most cool covers don't really heat up long term. Seems like Marvel is the flip king this week, with DC having some good reads and some cool covers. What are you grabbing this week? Let me know below and as always thanks for reading!