The Wednesday One 05/23/18


Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 5/23/18

A big week is up and I'm not sure where to thin out my stack. I'm probably not lucky enough to get most of the high ratio variants which saves some money, but this week is so big. Let's take a look and see if I can't shave a few.


Invincible Iron Man Vol 3 #600 Cover D & E Incentive Alex Ross Variant Cover 1:50 and 1:100 virgin 

I like this cover, but Ross doesn't get the love the deserves. So far both are selling around ratio. I think it holds at that for a week or so and then goes down.

Champions (Marvel) Vol 2 #20

“Plus, a new hero from an unexpected source – Who is Snowguard?”
1st app? Flip thru and check, might be worth grabbing a copy for later.

Black Panther Vol 7 #1 Cover H Incentive In-Hyuk Lee Variant Cover 1:25

This book is hot! Best of the lot which is a tall order with that awesome Artgerm. I grabbed a few and hope to find a few more on Wednesday. The only problem is the massive print run. These will be easy to find come Wednesday. I think undercutters kill the spec. Try to grab for $10 or less. Presales $10-15.

Black Panther Vol 7 #1 Cover J Incentive Stanley Artgerm Lau Virgin Cover 1:100

I love the cover, but these Artgerm 1:100s don't have a great track record of staying hot. Presales $80-100. These usually drop in a few weeks. I think $60 or less is safe. Better if half ratio.

Pink Panther 55th Anniversary Special #1 Cover C Variant Retro Limited Edition Cover

I'm not keen on this book, but it seems to be a lil warm. I can't find any on eBay. Maybe grab if you see it cheap. The print run should be tiny.

Cosmo #5 Cover B Variant Tracy Yardley Game Box Art Cover

Not a fan of this either. I couldn't find any on the bay. It seems to be sold out online though. I'm going to pass which means it will probably grab heat.



Batgirl Vol 5 #23 Cover B Variant Joshua Middleton Cover

I didn't think this book would be so hot. Presales $20-40 which is bonkers. Def grab as many clean copies as you can and flip em quick as this will drop with undercutting. Maybe save one for PC. This is the “One” as it should be easy to find and should be easy money.

Cool Covers

Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #9 Cover A Regular Rahzzah Cover

Rahzzah has a growing fan base. Cool cover.

Shadowman Vol 5 #3 Cover B Variant Renato Guedes Cover

Not too often I get to showcase a Valiant title unfortunately. This cover is great.

Dark Souls Age Of Fire #1 Cover A Regular Pablo Fernandez Angulo Cover

This cover is nuts good. One of these days I'll actually read one of these.

Star Wars Vol 4 Annual #4 Cover B Incentive John Tyler Christopher Variant Cover

JTC can do covers other than action figure variants? Naaa. j/k I like this cover and hope to find one cheap.

Hunt For Wolverine Mystery In Madripoor #1 Cover B Variant Chris Bachalo Cover

I love this style. Also curious about the story.

Infinity Countdown Darkhawk #1 Cover A Regular Skan Cover

Skan is also growing in popularity, but is Darkhawk?

Flash Vol 5 #47 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Cover

A good, not great Mattina. It is well done for sure. I prefer some of his other Flash covers. I do like how he does the Flash.

Suicide Squad Vol 4 #42 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Cover

This one is also good not great.




Wonder Woman Vol 5 #47 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover

Another good Frison, it pairs well with the near virgin cover design DC is doing.

Read it

Detective Comics Vol 2 #981 Cover B Variant Rafael Albuquerque Cover

Tec is solid and this cover is nice.

Black Hammer Age Of Doom #2 Cover B Variant Jeff Lemire Cover

I really like the BH world. Great reads.

Justice League No Justice #3

These off shoots are hit or miss, but a lot have 1st apps also.

Old Man Logan Vol 2 #40

OML is solid.

Moon Knight Vol 8 #195 Cover B Variant Greg Smallwood Deadpool Cover

I like this MK so far. Also, fun cover.

Doctor Strange Vol 4 #390 Cover A Regular Mike Del Mundo Cover.

Cates is writing so I am reading.

Animosity #14

I think i'm the only one still reading this book, but it is good.

You Are Deadpool #4 Cover A Regular Rahzzah Cover

A fun read and fun cover.


Welcome To Paradise #2

I like the concept, but I didn't get to read #1 yet.


Her Infernal Descent #2

I liked the first one and look forward to #2.


Delta 13 #1 Cover B Incentive Nat Jones Sketch Cover

This is the variant. Interesting concept, but I feel like IDW overprints so I don't think it will spec.

Barrier #4

BKV goodness, but man do I hate non-standard size books.


  • Shadowman Vol 5 #3 Cover E Incentive Greg Smallwood Shadowman Icon Variant Cover – High ratio Valiant.
  • X-O Manowar Vol 4 #15 Cover E Incentive Viktor Kalachev X-O Manowar Icon Variant Cover – High ratio Valiant.
  • True Believers Wolverine The Brothers #1 – $1
  • True Believers Wolverine vs Venom #1 – $1
  • Thanos Vol 2 #13 Cover I 5th Ptg Variant Geoff Shaw Cover 

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.)

Avengers Vol 7 #2 Cover C Incentive Ed McGuinness Virgin Cover 1:100 – I do like the cover, but I wouldn’t pay over $25. – These are getting ~$50 

Cable Vol 3 #157 Cover B Incentive Chris Burnham Variant Cover –  Presales $10-15 no spec was given though. – ~$20 for this variant. 

Walk Through Hell #1 Cover B Variant All-Black Shock Cover –  No spec was given. I had it as a read. – These are getting $10-15. I sold a pair for $25. I didn't think they would grab heat, but I found 2x really clean copies. 

Wrap Up

Another big week and there is a “One.” I'm going to have to make some game-time decisions on what I grab. I try to not go too crazy at the LCS. I really like the selection this week. Seems to be a flavor for everyone. What are Y'all looking at this week? Did I miss anything? Thanks for reading, I appreciate it. Let me know what Y'all are thinking!


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    Awesome like usual. Gonna be ruff on my wallet lol.
    Continue to preach about detective comics! It’s my favorite book to read right now (and for the past year)

  • Ilovecomicbooks

    I love this article “The Wednesday One”. I also love the “Top Ten”. Keep up the great work. is my favorite comic book website. I do love others like (daily article) and (weekly to monthly article).

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    Great job! Agree on most choices. There was presale spec on the Black Panther Beland “That’s Me” Cartoon Variant, but they’ll probably be plentiful. Having the color and b&W options, plus just the number of BP #1 variants, will probably keep it weak short term. I’ll probably stash away the few I preordered and hope for increased interest later on down the spec road. Thanks!

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    Those Pink Panthers are limited to 350 copies. They have some for 9.99 on the American Mythology site. Such a simple cover but I love it.

  • Mike Morello

    Definitely want the Lee and at least a regular artgerm on BP #1. The Middleton is absolutely stunning. Hopefully i can snag at least a couple of those. I also really dig the Madripoor, but I’m a sucker for Psylocke, so maybe my judgement is off.

  • Lebednik

    fixed cover for Champ 20

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    I hope I can get a batgirl but my shop don’t get many batgirl b cover ms lately so I may grab a few champions 20s and whatever else I fancy lol. Fingers are crossed I get a batgirl tho. Pre-sales are nuts, it’s actually kind of unheard of so far which really makes me wonder how this book will do and how this happened to begin with, because although that batgirl is great … there have been other great cover but no after market reaction like this especially pre release idk if it should make me nervous or anxious lol.

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      Well no Batgirl 21 b cover for me or my LCS … they completely missed it. But I discussed the insanity of it all with my buddy behind the counter. I did grab 3 copies of champions 20 and 2 Frison WWs which was cool also a few cool BP covers and some other stuff I’ll try to post pics soon.

  • Ben C

    Love that WW Frison

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      Yes Ben C that Frison is absolutely amazing!!!! Thanks for the reminder I’ll definitely have to look for that. Honestly I am more pumped about regular and b covers than any variants being released today.

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    I was fourth in line this morning and the guy in front grabbed all the Batgirl variants. Grrr …

    Only picked up Detective Comics #981 Variant and Champions #20.

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      The shop near me I don’t like is the only with many B covers. One reason I don’t like you the place is they will let the 1st guy in line buy out all the copies of a hot book. But only if they know him otherwise it magically becomes one per customer…

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    No mention of that Matina Spawn cover? That thing is amazing

  • accustomfigures

    Aftershock continues to baffle me. Solid creative teams, interesting concepts, tiny print runs, but zero spec or investment.

  • Dale Valiant horton

    The virgin artgerm is amazing but i couldn’t do it at $75 my lcs wanted. I grabbed the regular version and moved on.

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      75 what a bargain!! main wanted 80… I passed as well especially since the trade dress in rather unobtrusive for this cover. I grabbed the trade dress Artgerm and the Belind variant because both were cover at my LCS … I kind of regret not dropping the 20$ on the Lee 1:25 because that cover is amazing too. And I’m think a year or two from now 20 may seem like a bargain but who knows with variants these days.

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