The Wednesday One 04/11/18


Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 4/11/18

I kind of feel like this is a lighter week. I'm only trying to grab some of these, but I know there are some like the “One” that are out of my reach. I'm going to grab few of the cool covers, but many are a pass. A few reads including a new one I am really looking forward to. Let's take a look at this week and see if it is actually as light as I think.



 Captain America Vol 8 #700 Cover G Incentive Alex Ross Variant Cover 1:50

Not my favorite Ross, but still good. I think it is a solid buy at half ratio. A lot of the Ross ratios don't grab heat, unfortunately. Presales are mostly ~$60, but there is a sale for $40.

Domino Vol 3 #1 Cover G Incentive J Scott Campbell Variant Cover 1:50

I'm not a Campbell fan, but this one has heat. Good enough to be the “One.” Presales around ratio, but it seems to be trending up as the last one sold for $70. Campbell fans are consistent so it seems like a safe grab right under ratio.

 Star Wars Thrawn #3 Cover B Incentive Rahzzah Variant Cover 1:25

One of the CBSI members, Emanuele, pointed this out. At first, I was dismissive, but the more I thought about it the more I wanted one. Rahzzah is starting to get a following and I like this cover. I am a big Rebels fan. Also, possible 1st app of Arihnda Pryce, not sure though. I'm not saying it is a flip or that it will catch heat. Possible long shot though, but if you see it for cheap maybe grab it.

Ducktales Vol 4 #8 Cover C Incentive Blueprint Character-Focused Variant Cover 1:10

I hate these, but there is no denying that they are hot. People are trying to collect the set and they seem to have some staying power. I'd pay ratio or less to be safe, but keep an eye out for this flip. Presales are ~$20. I'm still bah humbug as it were.

Exiles Vol 5 #1 Cover D Incentive Javier Rodriguez Design Variant Cover 

I didn't know about this book till I read Gary's article and it sold me. I loved Ragnarok and Tessa killed it. Try to pay close to cover and this is a super long shot. I'm normally not a fan of design variants either, but I added it to my hunt. Also the Jesus Saiz Variant 1:25 is worth a grab if cheap also.

Sonic The Hedgehog Vol 3 #2 Cover D Incentive Jonathan Gray Variant Cover 1:25

I'm not a believer, but they seem to have some hype. If you see it for cover or really cheap maybe grab it. It is a pass for me. I didn't believe in the one last week though and it went bananas.

Cool Covers


 Justice League Of America Vol 5 #28 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Cover

Another good Mattina for the PC. Some of these have grabbed heat and I think they hold up long term.

Supergirl Vol 7 #20 Cover B Variant Stanley Artgerm Lau Cover 

For some reason, I love when light shines behind a character. I really like this and will add it to the run collection. The end of his run iirc.

 Trinity Vol 2 #21 Cover B Variant Bill Sienkiewicz Cover

I like the raw feel of WW on the cover.

Wonder Woman Vol 5 #44 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover 

Frison still solid.

Avengers Vol 6 #688 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks Cover 

Brooks has been killing it with these Avengers covers and the story isn't to shabby either.

Rose #10 Cover B Variant Loopydave Cover 

I'm torn on this, but I know a few people that are digging the Loopydave Rose series of covers.

 X-Men Red #3 Cover B Variant In-Hyuk Lee Venom 30th Anniversary Cover

My lcs didn't order any so I have to grab a few online. I like this cover and Lee seems to be doing better and better.

ROM And The Micronauts #4 Cover C Incentive Robert Csiki Variant Cover 

I'm an unabashed ROM fan and I really dig this cover.

 Scooby Apocalypse #24 Cover B Variant Trevor Hairsine Cover

Cool feel to it. Seems to be sold out many places. I hear this is a good read, I never got around to it.

Suicide Squad Vol 4 #39 Cover B Variant Andrea Sorrentino Cover 

Sorrentino is good, but this one doesn't grab me. I know some are collecting the run though.

Skip it

I didn't see anything that screams no.

Read it

 Dead Hand #1

I hear amazing things about this book.

VS #3 Cover C Variant Esad Ribic Virgin Cover 

I read one, but missed #2. I will try to catch up and see if it make the pull list.

Doctor Strange Vol 4 #388 Cover A Regular Mike Del Mundo Cover 

Cates is killing it week after week. I didn't read strange till he wrote it and I like it.

 Old Man Logan Vol 2 #38 Cover A Regular Mike Deodato Jr Cover

OML is solid. I'm a bit behind though.

 Thanos Vol 2 #18 Cover A Regular Geoff Shaw Cover

The end and I can't wait to read it. This is a possible flip also. Will Thanos marry death? I hear Thanos wins.

Animosity Evolution #5 

I mght be the only one I know that likes this series. I really think it should be picked up, but I say that everytime.

 Oblivion Song By Kirkman & De Felici #2

1st was good, but I want to read the 1st few before I decide if I like it.

Crude #1 

Not sure what to think. I'll flip thru it at my lcs.

 Ghost Money #9

I like this reprint. Still behind though. Maybe better as a trade.

Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #17  

Damnation is good so I am grabbing the tie-ins also. I have never read a book from this series. The cover is solid also.


  • True Believers Infinity Gauntlet #1 – $1 easy holds.
  • True Believers Thanos Rising #1 – $1 easy holds.
  • Ninja-K #6 Cover E Incentive Neal Adams Ninjak Icon Variant Cover – Another high ratio Valiant if you are one of the few that can find these. They seem to be $ flips.
  • Shadowman Vol 5 #1 Cover F Incentive Tonci Zonjic Glow-In-The-Dark Metal Cover – If you see this 1:250 for a fair (not sure what that is) price grab and flip it.
  • Bloodshot Salvation #8 Cover F Incentive Trevor Hairsine Bloodshot Icon Variant Cover – Same as Ninja-K flip if u can.

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.)

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #798 Cover E Incentive Alex Ross Virgin Cover 1:100 – Pay under ratio I thinkThis one was tough to predict. The print run was big so ~2500 of these. Seems to be going for $120-140ish so far. 

Venomized #1 Cover H Incentive Gabriele Dell Otto Ledge Variant Cover – Try to grab at half ratio for a safe flip imo. – These are holding steady $50-60 

Venomized #1 Cover G Incentive Gabriele Dell Otto Brick Wall Variant Cover –  I think it will be a $20 book. try to grab $15 or less which might be too little to flip. – Mostly $15-20, but an auction just ended at $11.50. I might try to grab a clean copy for that price. 

Sonic The Hedgehog Vol 3 #1 Cover E Incentive Kieran Gates Variant Cover – I’m not a believer at all. I have seen folks talk about it. If you see it for super cheap take a chance, – Wowzers. I missed the boat big time! Sales mostly $90, but a few $140s!!! Congrats if you got some of this action! 

Wrap Up

Another week and some more goodness. Happy there is a “One” but it isn't for me. This week doesn't seem as light as I may have hoped. The reads are the big win this week in my eyes. Thanos, Strange, and Dead Hands are at the top of my stack. What are you grabbing this week? Did I miss anything? Please let me know below and as always thanks for reading!

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    I’m picking up the Action Comics hardcover anniversary issue. It’s all reprints from what I can tell but still looks like fun.

  • Lebednik

    forgot to add the Birds homage cover.

  • Gary Nusser

    Even light weeks have some gems hidden throughout. Scooby Apocalypse continues to hit the B covers; Supergirl will also have 1st Viking Judge from The Unknowns series starting in June. Superman ruins a lot of covers this week; DC themes tend to be weak with a few (steampunk) exceptions but that’s still preferable to good covers that have nothing to do with the book (Scarlet Spider). Top stuff as always. Maybe we can team up and do a buddy cop column soon! 🤨

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    Woah I am a Campbell fan but so is my LCS as they like to price his books high so idk if I’ll grab that or not depends on price and condition but I have at least one Supergirl coming my way hopefully I’ll be able to grab more! What else I’ll get I don’t even know yet lol
    Happy hunting everyone good luck

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      Domino 1 Campbell variant was at my LCS and looked like a very nice copy but I just couldn’t afford the 70$ price tag if this wasn’t the Friday before payday but next Friday I would have pulled the trigger at that price provided that back wasn’t jacked. However I did get 3 Supergirls an Exiles Design Variant which is a 9.8 candidate a Super Mansion 1 9.8 candidate also … and I think this may be a harder 9.8 due to the third staple. Also grabbed Domino regular cover and a few other things. Idk if I’ll regret not picking up one of the 1:25 mostly was considering the one that wasn’t the Liefeld but idk both just screamed not as cool as the Campbell lol.

  • Dale Valiant horton

    I love weeks like this. A few sure shots and some long play books to get me excited without being overwhelmed. Great summery i will have to keep this page open when i go to my lcs.

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    Is it just me or does it look like Cate Blanchett on the cover of Star Wars Thrawn #3 Cover B Incentive Rahzzah Variant Cover 1:25?

  • Coswrd

    The Artgerm Supergirl covers were awesome..great to see Supergirl depicted with so many different faces.

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