The Wednesday One – 2/14


Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 2/14

A good solid week. Something for everyone and a solid “One.” Let's take a look and see what grabs us.


 X-Men Blue #21 Cover C Incentive Stephanie Hans Poison X Variant 1:50

The “One.” This cover is awesome and this book is hot. Pre-sales are ~$100. I wish I could get one for around ratio. This one may be hard to find also.

 Stabbity Bunny #2 Cover B Incentive Dwayne Biddix Variant

I'm hesitant, but it seems like #1 regular cover still goes for around double cover. This is a 1:7 variant iirc. This and the regular cover might be a good quick flip. Seems to be sold out everywhere.

Star Wars Thrawn #1 Cover D Incentive Francesco Mattina Variant Cover 1:50

A good, but not great cover imo, but will probably be hard to find. I'd grab one if I could for ratio. The Star Wars offshoots all too often end up in dollar bins and shops try to curtail this. Pre-sales ~$80. It does remind me of the Mattina store variant of Lobo which didn't do well.

Marvel Two-In-One Vol 3 #3 Cover C Incentive Mike Del Mundo Young Guns Variant

This is good and the Young guns variants def get some movement though not always price gains. Pre-sales ~$15 so try to get it at or slightly over cover if you want one.

Cool Covers

Supergirl Vol 7 #18 Cover B Variant Stanley Artgerm Lau Cover

Artgerm killed it with this retro cover. print run won't be small but might be a good long-term grab.

Jim Henson's Power Of The Dark Crystal #11 Cover B Variant Sana Takeda 

Sana's work is so good. Her attention to detail is incredible.

Action Comics Vol 2 #997 Cover B Variant Kaare Andrews Cover

This cover puts Andrews on my radar. Action is a pull list book for me.

Athena Voltaire #1 Cover B Variant Steve Bryant Retro Cover

I like the color tone in this homage a lot better than the A cover, but the alt-right joke is loathsome. I'm not gonna grab one, but I like it.

Suicide Squad Vol 4 #35 Cover B Variant Andrea Sorrentino Cover

I'm not digging this one, but I know I'm in the minority. Sold out quick online.

Justice League Of America Vol 5 #24 Cover A Regular Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

The Dodson's do a good cover and this is no exception.

Judas #3 Cover B Variant Jeremy Bastian Cover

I don't care about this book at all, but the detail in this cover is incredible.

Wonder Woman Vol 5 #40 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover

One of the better Frison covers. This one has a different feel compared to her usual work that I really like.

 Judge Dredd Megazine #392

I'm not sure who reads these, but they always seem to sell out quickly at online retailers. This one has a really cool cover. 1st cover of the Judge who laughs? (j/k, also I stole that joke, but don't know from whom)

Avengers Vol 6 #680 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks Cover 

Brooks is on fire recently. These Avenger books keep going to 2nd print before release. I ususally grab a few.

Skip it






Darth Vader Vol 2 #11 Cover B Variant Rod Reis Galactic Icon Cover 

These just haven't been good. This one makes Leia look worse than Carrie actually looked when she died.

Read it

 Black Monday Murders #8

An underrated book, but not consistently released. End of the current arc I think. Give it a try.

Kill Or Be Killed #16 

I can't say enough how much I love this book. Every month I can't wait for the next issue.

 Flash Vol 5 #40 Cover A Regular Carmine Di Giandomenico Cover

Flash is solid and on my pull list.

 Detective Comics Vol 2 #974 Cover A Regular Guillem March Cover

Tec is another pull book which DC has done well.

Dark Knights Rising The Wild Hunt #1 Cover A Regular Doug Mahnke Foil-Stamped 

Metal is really good. I read all the various metal titles.

Sideways #1 Vertical Foldout Cover 

I'll try a new metal spinoff. The last one was good so I'll give this a shot.

Doctor Strange Vol 4 #385 

Donny has made this book a must-read for me.

Old Man Logan Vol 2 #35 Cover A Regular Mike Deodato Jr Cover 

 I like the current ark and OML is solid. This cover is good also.

Solar Flare Season 2 #4 – A good read and vol2 is a new story.

Ghost Money #7 – I like this French book. It has a cool style.

Skybourne #5 – This is back? I thought this was over.

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 Annual #42 – Spidey is hot right now.

Port Of Earth #4 – It is okay so far.

Slots #5 – I hear good things so far. I need to catch up.

Kick-Ass Vol 4 #1 Cover E Variant Olivier Coipel Cover – Sounds interesting to have Kick-Ass as a female. This cover is one of the better.

Death Of Love #1 – Sounds interesting. I'm gonna flip thru it at my lcs.

Cold War #1 – Cool premise, I'll grab it if I like the art.

Animosity Evolution #4 – I like this series and it is on my pull.



  • Ninja-K #4 Cover E Incentive Juan Jose Ryp Ninjak Icon Variant Cover and Bloodshot Salvation #6 Cover F Incentive Jim Mahfood Bloodshot Icon Variant are 2 high ratio Valiant that if you see for a good price should be a good flip.
  • Avengers Vol 6 #675 Cover N 2nd Ptg – Some folks like the 2nd prints as they usually have small print runs. This one has her on the cover as it is a page from the book. I might grab one.
  • New Super-Man And The Justice League Of China #20 Cover A Regular Philip Tan – New chest logo looks good. The trade dressing kills it though.

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.)

Avengers Vol 6 #679 Cover C Incentive Nick Bradshaw Connecting Variant –  Presales all over the place, $13-40. I will try to grab one. I have no idea what is a good price. Averaging $30-35, but some as high as $50. 

X-Men Red #1 Cover J Incentive Pepe Larraz Young Guns Variant – Pre-sales are around $20-25 and that might drop with some undercutting. $10-15 is probably a safe grab. – Up and down, but around $20 recently. 

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #795 Cover A Regular Alex Ross Cover – No spec is given, but recommend checking out. Selling ~$10-15 – I think as this is the 1st Osborne as Carnage it will have a long-term life. 

X-Men Red #1 Cover F Incentive Mahmud Asrar Variant 1:25 – No spec is given, but “new character, Trinary, on the cover” – ~$10 so no heat yet. 

Avengers Vol 6 #679 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks – No spec is given – Had a time at double cover but seems to be cover priced now. 

Black Panther The Sound And The Fury #1 Cover A Regular Andrea Di Vito Cover – No spec is given – This is cover. 


Wrap Up

We have a solid “One,” some great reads, and some great covers. That makes this week a win in my book. What are Y'all grabbing this week? Let me know and as always thanks for reading.


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    Great stuff. Thanks for this. Love that frison and i think every dodson cover is always great.

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    Great work! Thorough as fudge. Wondering how the Osborn/Carnage thing is going to play out. Thought I read somewhere that #799 is actually going to be the first actual Red Goblin.

    Side note: Would be great to see Some Valiant in the “Read It” section. Every Bloodshot series has been great since Lamire came on, and if you like ninjas Ninjak is bonkers with them. Another great read, and really surprised with Christos Gage. I usually don’t like him. Not to mention the art is solid.

    • Lebednik

      I need to try to read some more Valiant. As a ROM fan I like Gage and I think Im going to try ninja-k.

      Rumor mill is all over the place for Red Goblin. I think 796 or 797 from some of the covers, but Marvel knows how to milk and why not make it like asm300=800? So hard to say, I don’t want to buy stacks of each and just guess, but 796 is already a $20 presale and I think most places are going to limit orders. So hard to say.

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        Right on. If you ever want any suggestions, don’t hesitate!

        Marvel is a milk machine. That cover to #799 is rad. I could see them teasing it through the next few issues, and he finally locks in at 799.

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          Any word on the 796 Crain Variant? It HAS Red Goblin on the cover and it’s selling already around $25-$30 on eBay. Crain connecting variant wasn’t available through Midtown’s site. Is this a LCS exclusive variant?

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            It looks like it’s a ComicXposure variant and I hate dealing with those guys… but it’s a damn nice cover…

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    Really wish I could afford that Hans, even at ratio it’s out of my price range. That’s one of the most gorgeous covers I’ve seen in years.

    • Lebednik

      It is a great cover and I think it will hold $150-200 for a 9.8 in the long term. I wish I was getting one.

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        You mean for a 9.8 candidate right? Raws are already selling around 200. I see 9.8s in the 400 range unless there is some kinda all black add on the back and a bunch of concern over color rub all over again. If that happens then I think they could go higher. I don’t care for this but do think it will be rare as hens teeth cuz no one is ordering 25 issues of x-men blues much less 50….. speaking of which, why is there a 1:50 for this issue anyway?? Anyone heard anything? Might have to flip through this one too make sure nothing significant is happening that might make the regular issue worth a pick up.

        • Lebednik

          I mean a year or so down the line. Right now it is super hot and fresh. It will see some peaks. At the end of the day the only reason it is hot is the scarcity. Venomized covers have been done to death and there are many that are great. This book isnt a key. If it wasnt a 1:50 it would be cover price.

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            Word I do agree with that assessment a year down the line. It’s first to market I see going about 4 ish but yea am doubtful that will hold too.

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    Not into the Hans variant which is good cuz my shop won’t get a copy anyway. Very light week for me but I did pre-order 3 Supergirls so gotta pick those up at the LCS will probably also grab Wonder Woman B that Dodson Cover and maybe a copy or two of that awesome action comics b cover. That Atena Voltaire books looks interesting may grab one of those too depends how a flip through goes tho.
    Good luck everyone!!!

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      Change of plans got the 3 Supergirl and an Cgc ss slab…. why?? cuz it was 29$!!!!! Justice league 5 1:25 signed by ebas 9.6 …. got 10$ off too …. had my LCS hold the WW b cover the action b cover the jla promethea Dodson and the Metal one shot (whatever it’s called) until Friday/payday ….. they rock!!
      Love having that option when cool stuff like this comes up.

  • Coswrd

    So many good books out this week!

  • Comickaze

    Invincible 144 cover B? Found 2 of the Young Guns variant at cover after not finding any of the first two at my LCS so who knows what they’re doing…

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    Great article and selections. Keep up the amazing work.

    My locals had 2 Marvel Two-In-One Young Guns. Would have picked them up if they were cheaper. They wanted $25.00 each. I’m going to Midtown after work to see what they have. I might get lucky since today is Valentines day and possible less people will be heading to the shop.

    Happy hunting everyone!!

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    Anyone have any info on the X-Men Red #1 Travis Charest Jean Grey black & white variant cover??

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    Man, I’m having a hard time finding invincible Cover B. Also, Baby Badass Mendoza adult variant sold out fast.

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    I can’t believe someone was able to take the worst Supergirl costume and make it dynamic and sexy but Artgerm managed

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    Invincble #143 had a print run of about 11,400 as per Comichron. So I imagine the series finale #144 will be comparable…and with two covers…and variant b cover being a nice homage to the first issue…I figured this cover will be sought after by fans and would be a nice cheap bet. Bonus: cool read!

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