The Wednesday One 5/2/18
Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 5/2/18
Another week is here and I'm not in love with any of the flips. They have my eye for sure, but I don't see a one. The Hughes almost does because Hughes, but it isn't amazing. It is funny I'm actually looking forward to a few of the cool covers more than anything. Let's jump in and see what this week is about.
| Cyborg Vol 2 #22 Cover B Variant Carlos DAnda Cover
From what I hear it is the 1st appearance and cover for Mekkan-X “The Man-God who will soon wield the power infinite.” This might have some potential. Ghost on eBay and sold out online. Grab a clean copy it will probably get 2x cover.
| DC Nation #0 Cover C Incentive Clay Mann Batman Variant Cover 1:250
Pre-sales $20-30. Probably the best of the covers.
| Red Sonja Tarzan #1 Cover J Incentive Adam Hughes Virgin Cover
I like it, but I'm stuck on the Peggy Bundy hair. Presales seem to be $30, but it seems to be a ghost. I think $20 or less is a great grab.
|Avengers Vol 7 #1 Cover E Incentive Esad Ribic Variant Cover 1:50
Presales $25-30 and I think this is the best looking cover.
Venomized #5 Cover C Incentive Gerardo Sandoval Variant Cover 1:25
This homage is preselling ~$30. Good grab at $20 or less. I think it stays around $30 on Wednesday.
| Green Arrow Vol 7 #40 Cover A Regular Tyler Kirkham Cover
Kirkham still killing it. I'm probably going to pass on this one, but I know that a lot of fo folks are really liking it.
|Batman Vol 3 #46 Cover B Variant Kaare Andrews Cover
Andrews continues to grab my eye and this cover is no exception. I can't put my finger on it, but I really like this cover.
|Star Trek The Next Generation Through The Mirror #1 Cover C Incentive Photo Variant Cover
I love this and it might even have spec potential. Also, TNG is the best Trek and Picard is the best captain, fight me. This might be desirable for signings at Trek conventions and it is just a great pic. If you see for cheap in nm+ grab it.
Edit: Cover change. I had the wrong one. Most of what I said still stands, but just for Sir Patrick instead of whole crew.
|Death Or Glory #1 Cover B Variant Duncan Fegredo Cover
This cover is awesome and I really like the concept. I will be grabbing one on Wednesday.
| Walking Dead #179 Cover B Variant Bill Sienkiewicz Cover
I'm collecting these. They are hit and miss, but this one is pretty good.
|Spawn #285 Cover D Variant Francesco Mattina Split Face Virgin Cover
I'm still not sure if I like these. I am curious what they look like in person.
|Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 #11 Cover B Variant Leinil Francis Yu Deadpool Cover
I don't know why I like this, but I do.
|Hunt For Wolverine Weapon Lost #1 Cover C Variant Todd Nauck Wheres Wolverine Connecting Cover
I love connecting covers and I really like this one.
| Captain America Vol 8 #701 Cover C Variant David Nakayama Deadpool Cover
This cover is hilarious and seems to be popular.
|Infinity Countdown #3 Cover C Variant Adi Granov Drax Holds Infinity Cover
A sweet Granov. Drax is a great character thanks to the MCU.
|Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Dance Of The Dead #5 Cover D Meguro
I like this series and collect them. They never seem to get any heat though. A PC set for sure.
|Harbinger Wars 2 Prelude #1 Cover E Incentive Felipe Massafera Harbinger Wars 2 Icon Variant Cover
This is a spec flip, but almost no one can actually get one of these is why I left it off the flip list. If you are lucky def cash in. These Massafera covers get a lot of love and this one is pretty good.
|Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz The Wizard One-Shot Cover C Josh Burns
I usually don't dig on these, but this Burns cover is hot.
|Deathstroke Vol 4 #31 Cover B Variant Jerome Opena Cover
I like the story arc and this Opena is good, not great. I think most others like it much more than I do though.
I don't see anything I am actively avoiding.
| Injustice 2 #25
This book is so much fun. I like the crazy.
| Doctor Star And The Kingdom Of Lost Tomorrows From The World Of Black Hammer #3 Cover A Regular Max Fiumara Cover
The Black Hammer universe is so awesome.
|Star Wars Vol 4 #47 Cover B Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Cover
I'm still collecting these silly AF variants. The Star Wars and Vader are 2 of the best books that Marvel has right now.
|Volcanosaurus #2 Cover C Variant Fiery Limited Edition Cover
This book is also fun. I shouldn't get it, but I will. This is the variant.
| Coda #1 Cover C Incentive Jeff Stokely Virgin Variant Cover
This variant is actually is preselling $30 but it is a ghost. I'm grabbing a regular cover to read.
|Alien Toilet Monsters #1 Cover A Regular Eric Barnett Cover
This book has a crazy concept and I'll give it a try. These are actually selling out online. It might even flip, but it isn't the first print, just the first thru diamond iirc.
| Cyber Spectre #1 Cover C Variant Jay Anacleto Cover
Like most this Scout title is a reprint of a Kickstarter. I'm curious.
|Star Wars Tag & Bink Were Here #1
I missed T&B when it originally came out so I will be grabbing this to catch up.
|You Are Deadpool #1 Cover A Regular Rahzzah Cover
A really cool idea and a few cool covers. I like the A Rahzzah and cover C the D&D cover.
Action Comics Vol 2 Special #1 Cover A Regular Will Conrad Cover
I like Action and I'll grab it for grins.
- True Believers Wolverine Sword Quest #1 – $1
- True Believers Kitty Pryde And Wolverine #1 – $1
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.)
Exiles Vol 5 #2 Cover C Incentive Javier Rodriguez Variant Cover 1:10 – grab for cover or right over, maybe it hits $10-15 – This is going for ~$15.
Rick And Morty #37 Cover B Variant Mike Vasquez Cover – No spec – This book goes for cover.
Sonic The Hedgehog Vol 3 #4 Cover D Incentive Tyson Hesse Variant Cover – Pay half ratio or less is my guess. – Seems like ~$40
Hunt For Wolverine #1 Cover F Incentive Mike Deodato Jr Variant Cover 1:50 – Be safe $10 or less buy-in or just avoid, I probably will. -This is ~$25. Seems no one liked it.
This week is average. No “One” in my eyes. I'm still on a few cool covers mostly. I want to read that DC nation as I hear we might learn more about the 3 jokers from the beginning of Rebirth and I hope some of the new reads are really good. Let me know what Y'all think. Did I miss anything and what are Y'all grabbing this week? As always thanks for reading.
Side note: I want to thank everyone who does comment. I do read them all and appreciate them. I appreciate the critiques also as they help me try to make this column better. You won't hurt my feelings and I really appreciate them so please don't hold back. The comments let me know if I'm doing well and what I can improve on. I think I might do an “about the author” type thing next week if I have time to give Y'all a better understanding of my perspective and the mindset I have when I write this column. This might help some folks better understand what this column is about, for, and how to approach it. Writing isn't a strong suit of mine, though I usually do well grammatically (At least I did in school lol). Thanks again, Adam