Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 2/28
This week has a lot of potential for some flips, but also a few good covers and reads. I am going to be a Wednesday warrior for sure as there are a few I want minty copies of for my PC.
|Avengers Vol 6 #682 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks Cover
Brooks continues his great run. These sell out, but recently they seem to be staying around cover. Many places are limiting 1 per person. I think it maybe goes for double cover Wednesday. Also, I hear there is a “secret variant” 1:7 as I understand it where Hawkeye has a helmet. The secret one may heat up to double or triple cover price. (Correction. I had it backward. Helmet on is the regular cover. Thx Enrique)
|Spawn #283 Cover A Regular Francesco Mattina (B cover is B&W of the same cover)
This was a last minute change. It is a fantastic cover. I'm def going to grab a nm+ set for the old PC. These are pre-selling for a crazy amount of money. I wouldn't pay over cover as this isn't a key, just a cool cover. It has the potential for a Wednesday flip for sure. I think sets will flip for $15-20 with undercutting on Wednesday.
|Black Panther Vol 6 #170 Cover D Incentive Marco Checchetto Young Guns Variant Cover
I love these Young guns almost virgin variants and this one is no exception. This Checchetto has a different color tone than normal that I am digging it big time. These seem to have decent size print runs, but have a lot of movement. I think $10-15 is what they will sell for. Try to get at or right over cover.
|All-New Wolverine #31 Cover B Variant Hulk Smash Cover
This isn't a great 181 homage, but it seems to have a little heat. 181 Homages always seem to do well long term though. I'm going to grab a few for long-term flips. I think it goes a few dollars over cover, but not quite double cover Wednesday.
| Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #300 Cover F Incentive Alex Ross Variant
Ross is boss and this cover is no exception. I think the print run will be largish, but it seems demand for this cover is high. Presales as high as $95, but it seems to have calmed down to ~$35-40ish. Curious if there will be a flood tomorrow and undercutting. I think it stays around $35 personally.
| Thanos Vol 2 #16
Origin was teased, but spoilers show there is a little more. It is already heating up. Mostly going for double cover. I think it has a chance to get up to $15.
| X-Men Blue #22 Cover B Incentive David Nakayama Poison X Variant
These sold out quickly and the only reason seems to be scarcity. These are selling over $100 already and 1 sold for $180 which is bonkers. Is there something about this I don't know? Let me know if there is.
|Amazing Cerebus #1
I don't dig on these but I love the caption. These are selling out and maybe a ghost. Seems to be going for double cover. ASM 300 swipes are usually popular anyway. I think it stays cover to double cover long term.
|Jim Hensons Labyrinth #1 Cover E Incentive Bill Sienkiewicz Virgin Variant
I'm a Bill fan, but this doesn't do it for me. Presales are all over the place. Mostly ~$50, but hard to say. Should be rare as who orders 50 of these. I think it sits around $50.
|Ducktales Vol 4 #6 Cover C Incentive Blueprint Character-Focused Variant Cover
I'm not a believer, but I know a lot of people are. Hard to say what these are going for. I couldn't really find any sales except 1. I think people are hording these.
|Batgirl Vol 5 #20 Cover B Variant Joshua Middleton Cover
I love the slightly muted colors. One of the better Middletons in my eyes.
|Mera Queen Of Atlantis #1 Cover B Variant Stanley Artgerm Lau Cover
Artgerm is on fire. This one is only good somehow compared to some of his other recent covers. A PC grab for sure.
| Iron Maiden Legacy Of The Beast #3 Cover C?
This cover is metal and I dig it.
| Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Dance Of The Dead #4 Cover D Meguro
I collect these, but they never gain steam. This one is good, not great compared to the others imo.
Wonder Woman Vol 5 #41 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover
I can feel the sensuality in this cover. One of my fav Frisons.
Nothing really to say “heck no” to.
|Flash Vol 5 #41 Cover B Variant Howard Porter Cover
Flash is consistent and I like this cover.
| Darth Vader Vol 2 #12
Vader and Star Wars are 2 of the better Marvel books right now. This cover is pretty good also.
|Doctor Strange Vol 4 #386
I'm in as long as Cates is on it.
|Detective Comics Vol 2 #975 Cover B Variant Rafael Albuquerque Cover
This cover is good and Tec is solid.
|Moon Knight Vol 8 #192
I hear good things and I started catching up recently, so far I'm liking it.
| Action Comics Vol 2 #998 Cover B Variant Kaare Andrews Cover –
Supes is good and the cover is okay. The last one was much better.
Royal City #10 – I really like this book and can't wait to read this one.
Void Trip #4 – I'm behind and plan on catching up.
Edit: Missed Redneck #10 and Saga #49 both are staples- (Thx Nate)
- Thanos Vol 2 #15 Cover B 2nd Ptg – If you need a cheap reading copy.
- X-O Manowar Vol 4 #12 Cover E Incentive Ben Oliver X-O Manowar Icon Variant Cover – Big ratio Valiant. These flip if you can find em.
- Batman White Knight #3 Cover D 3rd Ptg Variant Sean Murphy Cover – For those that are catching up on the series.
- (edit) Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #794 Cover C 2nd Ptg – If you missed out. Also sold out in many places.
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.)
Ice Cream Man #2 – I’m still hesitant with issue #2. – Double cover at best it seems.
Venom Vol 3 #162 Cover B Incentive Dave Johnson Poison X Variant Cover – Seems if you can get one for $25 or less it should be a good flip. I think if there is nothing special undercutters will drop it down to $35-40. – Seems like this one died out. Few sales around $50 but there is a bin for $35 sitting. Only a few moved.
Avengers Vol 6 #681 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks Cover – may grab some heat – All over. Cover to 3x cover. The 1:25 doesn't seem to be grabbing any heat.
Doctor Strange Damnation #1 Cover G Incentive Javier Garron Young Guns Variant – seem to be plentiful, but they move. I say try to get around cover price. – These go for ~$10
Doctor Strange Damnation #1 Cover F 1:50 Incentive Phil Noto Variant – knowing my luck it will be hot for no reason other than Cates. Presales are under $50 no real spec given. None sold all week. Some $25 some $50. I think I might get one if I can find one around $25 in nm+.
Cool cover and skip look back. Double Bonus.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #796 – Some are preselling for $15. I see some are going for cover also. I say pay cover and maybe it will flip based on demand, but I wouldn’t bank on it. Really I expect this to drop like a rock. I thought it would be back down to cover and I was off. They are going for ~$15 shipped.
Lots of juicy spec to chase. I will be all over a few of them for sure. It isn't even Wednesday yet and I feel worn out. I hope tomorrow gives me a mid-week boost. What are Y'all jamming on this week? Did I miss anything (let me know if I did with that 1:50 X-Men)? Let me know what you think about this week in general. It seems like it is a little much. As always thanks for reading!