The Wednesday One 05/16/18

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Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 05/16/18

Another week and this one is slow. I don’t like any of the spec this week, but there are some really great covers. There are a few reads I’m curious about, but that’s it. I’m actually happy about not rushing on Wednesday.

Flipdipskys

I didn’t see anything I would consider spec worthy. I looked a few times and considered a few books but this week is meh. There are some indies that have a chance maybe, but it isn’t promising. Here are 2x Marvel ratios that might flip if you can get them cheap. I’d sleep in personally.

  Avengers Vol 7 #2 Cover C Incentive Ed McGuinness Virgin Cover 1:100
Presales around $50. Unless something significant happens this will be another cheap variant. I do like the cover, but I wouldn’t pay over $25.
Cable Vol 3 #157 Cover B Incentive Chris Burnham Variant Cover

Presales $10-15. The last one did okay. I like the 90s cover, but that is all this has going for it as far as I know.

 

Cool Covers

American Gods My Ainsel #3 Cover B Variant David Mack Cover 

This is really good. I like Mack’s style and this is top notch.

Aquaman Vol 6 #36 Cover B Variant Joshua Middleton Cover 

I’m hit or miss on Middleton, but this is great. The near virgin cover really adds to this cover.

 Batwoman Vol 2 #15 Cover B Variant Rafael Grampa Cover

I love this cover. I’ve never heard of Grampa, but he is on my radar now.

Batwoman Vol 2 #15 Cover A Regular Dan Panosian Cover 

Both Batwoman covers are great. I might have to get them both.

Green Lanterns #47 Cover B Variant Brandon Peterson Cover 

Peterson is killing it. I love this cover also. Simply amazing.

Star Trek The Next Generation Through The Mirror #3 Cover C Incentive Photo Variant Cover 

Another for Trek conventions. “Today is a good day to die.” -Worf

 Punisher Vol 10 #224

This Crain cover has so much freedom. His run has been really good actually.  I hear good things about this series. I need to catch up.

Ruin Of Thieves A Brigands Story #1 Cover A Regular Sumit Kumar Cover 

I like how this cover was done and I hope it is a good read also.

Skip it

Nothing too terrible. I might get rid of skip it as I hardly ever use it.

Read it

 

Ether Copper Golems #1 Cover B Variant Paul Pope Cover 

Good Pope cover and I hear good things.

Batman Sins Of The Father #4 

Some bats.

 New Challengers #1 Cover A Regular Andy Kubert Vertical Foldout Cover

I always grab these new DC #1s as they often have some 1st apps.

Injustice 2 #26

Injustice is just fun.

Rot #1 

Cool premise. I hope my LCS ordered some.

Jazz Legend #1 

Sounds like a drug-fueled crazy story.

 Dead Hand #2 Cover B Variant Stephen Mooney Virgin Cover

1st was good I’m digging the series.

 Walk Through Hell #1 Cover B Variant All-Black Shock Cover

This cover almost made the flips, but Aftershock hasn’t had a hit in a while. Sounds like a cool story though.

You Are Deadpool #3 Cover A Regular Rahzzah Cover – This is a fun read. I like the choose your own adventure style. might be better as a tpb though.

All-New Wolverine #35 Cover B Variant Elizabeth Torque Deadpool Cover – ANW is on my pull. I am all caught up and it is a solid read.

Notes

  • Batman Catwoman The Wedding Save The Date Promo Card – Free! This is cool promo. Grab one from your local comic shop!
  • Ninja-K #7 Cover E Incentive Das Pastoras Ninjak Icon Variant Cover –  high ratio Valiant.
  • Bloodshot Salvation #9 Cover F Incentive Shane Davis Bloodshot 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.)

Venom Vol 4 #1 Cover F Incentive Ryan Stegman Virgin Cover – Presales as low as $30. I grabbed one off the bay for $35 shipped. I think it stays below half ratio at least for a while. I think $30 or less is a safe grab. – Most are sitting $30-35. 

Scooby Apocalypse #25 Cover B Variant Bryan Hitch Cover – Quick flip imo. I think it will get $10 for a few days. – This book was $10, but has dropped a little. Sets were $20 but now $15. 

Game Of Thrones Clash Of Kings #10 Cover E Incentive Mike Miller Virgin Cover – No spec was given – So few but $7-15 isn’t promising. 

Venom Vol 4 #1 Cover E Incentive J Scott Campbell Variant Cover –  Presales are ~$25. I think this stays low. – This $35 down to 20. 

Exiles Vol 5 #3 Cover C Incentive Game Variant Cover 1:10 – Presales at $30. I think it stays at $25 or higher. Try to get for $15 or less to be safe.– $30-40

Exiles Vol 5 #3 Cover D Incentive Javier Rodriguez Variant Cover 1:25 – no spec was given, but the same sentiment as the 1:10 – $30-40 also. 

Wrap Up

I don’t like this week. Maybe I will skip it and just go to work. I say that, but usually, when I get to my LCS and say hi to all the folks it will cheer me up. There is no “One.” I am really liking the new DC almost virgin cover style. A slow week is good for the wallet which is nice. I spent too much last week somehow. How do Y’all feel about this week? Am I missing something? Let me know what Y’all are jamming on this week and thanks for reading!

14 comments

  • misfit138

    Rafael Grampa did store variants for DK III. He’s legit.

  • Yeah,,,Rafael Grampa art is awesome!

  • I’ll grab that Paul Pope cover if my shop has it.

  • Gary Nusser

    The week that my wallet needed. Pretty much pre-ordered anything of interest that you mentioned so I can avoid the LCS today. I like the Walk Through Hell black cover. I also think I read somewhere that the Challengers series is now being solicited as a mini which I’m not sure was always the case.

  • Good info as always and agree on nothing of note.
    As to Grampa…
    He burst on the scene with a GN Mesmero Delivery and has some incredible covers out there that I personally have bought every one I can find.
    Incredible artist and insane line work!
    Look forward to this article each week and appreciate INFORMING people when there really isn’t anything to spend extra on!
    JJ

  • I went out and ended up doing fairly well. Got the only GL b cover at my LCS but forgot to check for the Grampa. But I did manage to snag the last champions 19 and found a single copy of action 1000 40s Cho Variant. I already have a copy but it’s not nm like the copy I found today which was awesome too. Full haul will be posted on the forums along with some more stuff I got last night …. overall it’s been a pretty amazing week so this just adds to it.

  • I just got done reading ‘A Walk Through Hell’ and I’ve got to say I really enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to the second issue.

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