The Wednesday One 05/30/18


Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 05/30/18

5th week Wednesdays are often interesting. This one has ASM #800 dropping, but overall it seems pretty light. There are a few covers and reads to grab, but hopefully, I can keep this week lightish. Probably won't happen.


Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #800 Gabriele Dell Otto Variant Cover 1:25 and Virgin 1:200 

I like this cover and despite the massive print run. Presales $20-35 for 1:25. $150-200 for the virgin 1:200. I think they both stay about there. The 1:200 maybe goes down to $150 as undercutters dump them. The 1:25 for $25 is a good price for a cool Otto and a $10 cover so I think it sits around there despite there being so many.

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #800 Cover Q Incentive Alex Ross Virgin Cover 1:500

Again, massive print run, but Ross is amazing and this cover is no exception. This is a high ratio, but I think a lot of stores over ordered 800 so maybe a few folks get lucky and can snag a good deal. Presales $250-300 and I think these sit around $300 for a while. $200 or less seems like it would be a safe flip or a solid buy for the PC.

Cool Covers

Infinity Countdown Captain Marvel #1 Cover A Regular In-Hyuk Lee Cover

Another great Lee. He has been killing it lately.

Marvel Two-In-One Vol 3 #6 Cover B Variant Gerald Parel Deadpool Cover

I really like this cover, but I'm not sure why. As Mel V would say, “T-Shirt Worthy.”

Star Wars Lando Double Or Nothing #1 Cover B Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Cover

There are a few cool variants for the new Lando mini. I still collect these AF variants.

Pestilence Story Of Satan #1 Cover B Variant Mike Rooth Cover

This Rooth cover is amazing. He is crazy talented. I really want a 9.8 of this. The miniseries was good also.

X-Men Red Annual #1 Cover B Variant Arthur Adams Cover

A good, not great Adams cover.

Aquaman Jabberjaw Special #1 Cover B Variant Joshua Middleton Cover

Another Middleton and I think this one might be riding some of the hype of the last BG23 cover. It is a good cover. I like the shark.

Read it

Kill Or Be Killed #19

Only 2 issues left sadly, this might be the best book out right now.

Realm #6 Cover A Regular Jeremy Haun & Nick Filardi Cover

I'm a little behind, but good to see another issue.

VS #4 Cover A Regular Esad Ribic Cover

VS is solid so far. I like the world they are building.

You Are Deadpool #5 Cover B Variant Salva Espin RPG Cover

Fun book and a fun cover.

Hillbilly #10

I wish this was even close to a consistent release.

Stabbity Bunny #5

This book is a fun read. Some of the early issues were quick flips, but I don't think so anymore.

Royal City #11

I really like Royal City. Good read, but not one that can be jumped into. A lil slow and def has a 90s feel.

Barrier #5

BKV, I'm behind though. I still hate the odd size book.

Blackwood #1 Cover B Variant Becky Cloonan Cover

This usually isn't my type of book, but I'll check it out.

Doomsday Clock #5 Cover B Variant Gary Frank Cover

I wish these were regular releases.


  • Harbinger Wars 2 #1 Cover F Incentive Felipe Massafera Harbinger Wars 2 Icon Variant Cover – High ratio Valiant
  • Quantum & Woody Vol 4 #6 Cover E Incentive Javier Pulido Quantum & Woody Icon Variant Cover – High ratio Valiant
  • Valiant High #1 Cover B Incentive Sina Grace Variant Cover – Not a high ratio, but a ratio of a 1 off. Probably skip

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.)

Invincible Iron Man Vol 3 #600 Cover D & E Incentive Alex Ross Variant Cover 1:50 and 1:100 virgin – So far both are selling around ratio. I think it holds at that for a week or so and then goes down. – These are selling around ratio which is good for a Ross. 

Champions (Marvel) Vol 2 #20 – 1st app? Flip thru and check, might be worth grabbing a copy for later. – Selling cover to double cover. 

Black Panther Vol 7 #1 Cover H Incentive In-Hyuk Lee Variant Cover 1:25 – Try to grab for $10 or less. Presales $10-15. – Seems to be selling around $25 which is good. 

Black Panther Vol 7 #1 Cover J Incentive Stanley Artgerm Lau Virgin Cover 1:100 –  Presales $80-100. These usually drop in a few weeks. I think $60 or less is safe. Better if half ratio. – Sales around $60 

Pink Panther 55th Anniversary Special #1 Cover C Variant Retro Limited Edition Cover – Maybe grab if you see it cheap. The print run should be tiny. – $35 recent sales. 

Cosmo #5 Cover B Variant Tracy Yardley Game Box Art Cover – It seems to be sold out online though. I’m going to pass which means it will probably grab heat. – $6 so no real gains. 

Batgirl Vol 5 #23 Cover B Variant Joshua Middleton Cover –  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. – Dang, this is still $25-30, now I'm sad I only got $20 for one of my copies. 

Star Wars Vol 4 Annual #4 Cover B Incentive John Tyler Christopher Variant Cover – This was just a cool cover – This is actually selling at ratio $25 which is rare for a StarWars variant. I like this cover a lot. 

Wrap Up

Another week and I don't like anything enough to call it the “One.” I hope I get a few books on my list, but if I don't I could stand to save a few dollars also. I'm actually really excited for a few of the reads. KoBK being my fav. What do you think about this week? Did I miss anything? Let me know what Y'all are working on this week and thanks for reading.

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  • Gary Nusser

    Always waiting for this to drop Adam! I actually like the Quinones 1:25 for Lando as it was available for under $20 early and seems like it may be tough to find. I am also going to suggest the two 2nd print homage variants for Wasted Space 1 ..great covers and tough to find. Finally seems like the Barks 70th Anniversary ‘B’ variant for Uncle Scrooge 34 is starting to garner some attention… I will gladly grab those and some of the others you mentioned..Blackwood and The Realm and leave the ASM 800 issues for others to grab.. even having read the spoilers for the that book. One question. What do you think of the ratio variant for the X-Men Red 1 Annual by Johnson. Well I don’t love it it definitely does seem to be scarce with the few copies selling up and down the map.

    • manbat

      What’s up with the Barks 70th Anniversary ‘B’ variant for Uncle Scrooge 34 ?

    • Lebednik

      I agree with the Johnson being scarce. It is a good cover, but not amazing so unless there is a 1st app I just dont see it taking off. I think that lando 1:25 has a chance and under $20 might be worth a shot. I hope to get all the lando covers, but I’m a canon junkie

      • Gary Nusser

        Okay. Even at 40 bucks I just couldn’t pull the trigger on that X-Men… And that Quinones cover has some ‘insider-y’ Easter eggs in it. I also know that a lot of his stuff is admired by other artists in the business. And you know I feel you on the Star Wars. LOL

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    Think I’m going light tomorrow. I am planning to avoid asm 800 anything unless it’s cover price or vastly under the eBay price. So I don’t really know what I’m going for just gonna wing it I guess and won’t have to worry about being first in line for anything which is nice.
    Good luck to everyone!!

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      Well I just grabbed a Cho variant for asm 800 which was cover price. I would have grabbed a Del Otto because they were $16 which sounded like a deal but I was 5th in line and they only had 3 so do the math. I grabbed the last Black Panther 1:25 from last week because that seemed like the best variant they had. I also grabbed a b cover for Doomsday clock and a few other cool books.

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    Thanks for pointing out that Star Wars Annual 4 Variant last week! Was completely unaware of that cover until I saw your article. Picked one up and am very glad I did!

  • Ilovecomicbooks

    At my comic book store, they will have 8 different covers of Amazing Spider-man 800 for $9.99 each. I think I will just buy 4 of them. Over production of them, I don’t think it will be a long term investment for them.

    • Lebednik

      I think ASM 800 is so over printed that we will be able to get clearance copies in a month. I’d just grab one regular unless you a like the covers. A $10 book is expensive to grab a few of. I think it does well in a few years, but not anytime soon.

      • Ilovecomicbooks

        I went into my local comic store today around 4:30 pm. They still have a lot of $9.99 variant covers. I just got one instead of 3. Also got one regular cover. I think after one month, LCS will have a sale. They still have a lot of issues 798 and 799.

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    I like that infinity countdown …except for cap Carol…man her face looks awful

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    Um, the one is clearly that Don Glover cover. Absolute must-have.

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    I agree. The Aquaman cover B is really cool.

  • accustomfigures

    Those In-Hyuk Lee faces are not ok.

    I hear you on Hillbilly, luckily almost every issue is a one and done. So there’s no long term story to keep up with. I just enjoy it when it comes out.

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