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.
|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.
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.
| 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.
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.