The Wednesday One 4/18/18


Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 4/18

More Red Goblin madness and the 1000th issue of Action Comics. I'm excited for AC making it to issue 1000 and even though there are too many covers, there might still be a flip. ASM 799 takes a left turn but regardless has the best cover. There are actually a few books with flip potential this week. There are some good covers and great reads so let's jump in.


 Action Comics Vol 2 #1000 Cover K Variant Jim Lee Tour Cover 

This seems to be the one to grab. From what I understand it is the only one with the new villain on the cover. No presales, but one listed for $50. I think this might have a less than 3k print run. I only saw them for sale in 2 places so it might be a store style variant. I'm not totally sure.

 Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #799 Cover C Alex Ross Virgin 1:100

This cover is next level. I really hope I can grab a clean copy for my PC. This book was spoiled online so I'm interested to see if people care about the reveal. The “One” and should be for that epic cover alone. Presales $50-90. I think close to half ratio is a good price for a potential flip. This should be in everyone's PC though. Have I mentioned how good this cover is?

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (BOOM Studios) #26 Cover C Incentive Carlos Villa Virgin Variant Cover 1:25

Might be a 1st app and it seems to be hot on the heels of #25 regardless. I don't mess with these, but if you see it cheap might be worth a grab. Presales $50+, a good grab at or below ratio.

Cable Vol 3 #156 Cover B Incentive Ariel Olivetti Variant Cover 1:25

I think this has heat from the cool cover and it is cool. Presales ~$20. Maybe a flip at $10 or less. I wouldn't be jonesing for it, but if you see it for cheap, near cover is better, maybe grab one.




Weapon H #2 Cover C Incentive Skan Variant Cover

I don't care about this cover. I find it boring, but Skan is developing a following and it is sold out online in a few places.

Cool Covers

Harley Quinn Vol 3 #42 Cover A Regular Amanda Conner Cover 

I love this homage. I might even read it.

Harley Quinn Vol 3 #42 Cover B Variant Frank Cho Cover 

The 2nd side of the 2 part cover. Cho has done a few of these connecting cover sets and I have liked them all.

 Avengers Vol 6 #689 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks Cover

Avengers has been good and Brooks has been at the top of his game. Another for the collection.

 Infinity Countdown #2 Cover C Variant Adi Granov Super Skrull Holds Infinity Cover

Granov has been hit or miss lately. This is a hit for sure.

 Star Wars Poe Dameron #26

Noto doesn't get enough love and I like how this looks like a movie poster. I would watch a Poe movie.

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Musketeers #3 Cover C Josh Burns 

Every so often GFTP drops a good cover. This puts Burns on my radar.

Skip it

Nothing to write home about.

Read it

Black Hammer Age Of Doom #1 Cover B Variant Skottie Young Cover 

I really like the BH universe. Can't wait for this one.

 Mister Miracle Vol 4 #8 Cover B Variant Mitch Gerads Cover

So far a great read. A good run of covers too.

 Evolution #6

This is a great read. I actually stay caught up with this one.

Skyward #1 

I have mixed feelings on this one. I will check it out at the lcs.

Iron Fist Vol 5 #80 

Damnation tie-in. I like damnation so I've been grabbing the tie-ins. I like this IF side story so far.

Survival Fetish #1 Cover A Regular Antonio Fuso Cover 

Another book I will flip thru at my lcs. Not sure what I think about it yet.

 Wasted Space #1 Cover B Variant Hayden Sherman Cover

I hear nothing but crazy about this books. That peaks my interest to grab it.

Her Infernal Descent #1 Cover B Variant Robert Hack Cover

I'm not interested in this one, but I'll flip thru it.


Batman Vol 3 #45 Cover B Variant Jim Lee Cover

Bats is great. This one starts a new storyline.

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #6 Cover B Variant Kevin Eastman Cover 

The end of the run. These are always fun mashups.


  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #795 Cover D 3rd Ptg Variant Alex Ross Black & White Cover
  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #796 Cover C 3rd Ptg Variant Alex Ross Black & White Cover
  • True Believers Venom vs Spider-Man #1 Cover B 2nd Ptg Variant Todd McFarlane Cover – $1
  • True Believers Rebirth Of Thanos #1 –$1
  • True Believers Infinity Incoming #1 – $1
  • Ninjak vs The Valiant Universe #4 Cover E Incentive Barry Kitson Variant Cover – High Ratio Valiant
  • Quantum & Woody Vol 4 #5 Cover E Incentive Peter Bagge Quantum & Woody Icon Variant Cover – High Ratio Valiant

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.)

Captain America Vol 8 #700 Cover G Incentive Alex Ross Variant Cover 1:50 –  I think it is a solid buy at half ratio. Mostly $35-45.

Domino Vol 3 #1 Cover G Incentive J Scott Campbell Variant Cover 1:50 – it seems like a safe grab right under ratio. – ~$60 

Star Wars Thrawn #3 Cover B Incentive Rahzzah Variant Cover 1:25 –  if you see it for cheap maybe grab it. – $20-25 not bad. 

Ducktales Vol 4 #8 Cover C Incentive Blueprint Character-Focused Variant Cover 1:10 – I’d pay ratio or less to be safe – ~$20 

Exiles Vol 5 #1 Cover D Incentive Javier Rodriguez Design Variant Cover – Try to pay close to cover and this is a super long shot. – ~$10 

Sonic The Hedgehog Vol 3 #2 Cover D Incentive Jonathan Gray Variant Cover 1:25 –  If you see it for cover or really cheap maybe grab it. – $20-25

Wrap Up

A little bit of all the flavors this week including a “One.” I love that Ross cover, but I'm curious what Y'all think of the reveal. The others I'm excited about reading Evolution, the new Black Hammer, and Mister Miracle. What are you looking forward to? Did I miss anything? Let me know and as always thanks for reading!



  • dpiercy

    Harley Quinn is actually a pretty funny book.

    • Lebednik

      I might need to grab a trade or 2 and read up.

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      Not trying to be negative or argue but I couldn’t possibly disagree more.
      Palmetti and connor have done irrepreable damage to the character. I love harley Quinn (pre-new 52), and this series is the hottest of hot garbage.
      Stupid beaver jokes, red tool, big Tony, gang of harleys… it is literally the one of the worst comic series I’ve ever read.
      It needs to be put down for good …either that or actually have someone who cares about the character , on the book.

      • dpiercy

        Yes, lots of people say this, but I disagree. Not a big fan of Gang of Harleys, I will say. You don’t like the Danzig parody, Big Tony? What’s a humor book you think is funny, backupgoalie?

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          I’m glad some people like it, it’s just not for me…which pains me to say as I have been a harley fan for a long long time… actually I don’t really care for heavy handed humor books so maybe that’s my problem lol

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        Backupgoalie, spot on. There hasn’t been a good issue of Harley in years.

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        They wanted her to be DC’s Deadpool. Not that I can blame them for that, as it’s yielded great success, but I could never stand DP and his fans either over at Marvel. It’s a humor book that still treats its lead as an untouchable brand, and it’s reductive and damaging to the industry, imo.

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        Palmiotti and Conner have been off Harley for awhile… and replaced by Frank Tieri.

  • Nate G

    Not much to say, you covered every book on my pull/want list this week!

  • Gary Nusser

    This is really interesting week in that some of the reads could become possible specs as well. I am also digging a lot of what Vault is putting out – that Young cover for Black Hammer is also my favorite in a while of anything he’s done. Skybound, Her Infernal Descent… I get the feeling with Action and ASM both dropping that something may slip under the radar..

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    You should check out Josh Burns cover for Van Helsing and the Werewolf 6… that’s the cover that made me take notice. Hopefully I’ll find that Musketeers cover tomorrow. Not sure how I feel about the day tomorrow. Action 1000 should be cool but I’m not too excited for spider man. I’ll be more excited to see how it goes in the post slot issues. But yea I’ll kinda wing it tomorrow see what speaks to me 😆 good luck everyone

  • Ben C

    Excellent as always, thanks Adam!!

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    Great read as always, Adam. I could be wrong about this, but I think the Massafera variant for Action #1000 also has the new villain on its cover.

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    Ross has been killing it on the asm covers. Man, he is so good.
    Also…super skrull on a cover?!? Sweet! When was the last time for that?
    Good stuff thanks for this

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    Great job Adam! I grabbed a ton this week….

    Ross 799 Virgin
    Jim Lee Tour Variant
    Disney Showcase #2 1:10
    Uncle Scrooge 34 1:10
    WWE #16 Virgin
    Star Trek Discovery Succession 1 variant 1 25
    Power Rangers 26 1 25 variant


  • Earlybird

    Thanks Adam, was gonna take the day off from Comics, but now I gotta go trek out and get me that Old lady Harley, will also grab the rest I was gonna buy online.
    Great stuff as always 👍

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    Great stuff, Adam! As always. There are a lot of covers for that Action 1000 which I expected, but I also though that DC would make the issue more of an event since it’s a pretty incredible milestone and it’s a really big first for comics as a whole. I know it’s not the 90’s, but shouldn’t there have been a foil variant/limited edition box set/glow in the dark cover? I’m sure something will show up at a con, but DC missed the boat on making this a really widespread to all of the fans.

    I picture a special order for LCS’s where an issue comes in an ornate wooden box with a glass/plexiglass window. Something really over the top, yet classy? 1-5 per store type of thing? As spec there probably would be all that much value, but for a true fan that appreciates how much effort went into bringing a comic to 1000 issues it would give reason to mark the occasion.

    Maybe I’ll have my own box made up with a glow in the dark cover. I want that issue to glow at night and seem to have some sort of energy contained within…

  • Lebednik

    Agree. I thought it would have been a bigger deal. There were enough variants. I remember they talked about doing an expensive 50 set but switched off of it.

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    There is a Jetpack Comics variant for Wasted Space #1.

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    I really wanted to get some Action 😉 but 12 writers and 23 artists sounds like all the rest of these “anniversary” issues. All flash, no substance. I may get back on with Batman though.

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    Brooks has been doing a phenomenal job on Avengers. Some of his covers are Epic!!

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    I have been debating with myself whether I should shell out for that Spider-Man #799 virgin Alex Ross cover for the last two days!! Still can’t make up my mind ahaha

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    Could not find that WWE 16 Bliss variant anywhere …if anyone has a line on one Hit me up

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