The Wednesday One 07/04/18
Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 07/04/18
Happy Fourth of July! Covers, cover, and more covers. The “One” is a cover and it is awesome. There are some rumored 1st apps and I'm really curious how some of these flips play out. I think most stores will be open and since many people will have the day off I wonder if there will be a lot of people waiting when stores open. The flip side is that is a big family vaca day also and with the Bats #50 spoilers, maybe a lot of people will skip it. What do Y'all think? Either way, let's see what is on the menu.
|Nightwing Vol 4 #46 Cover B Variant Ben Oliver Cover
This is the best cover this week and one of the best this year. This is the “One.” I want a 9.8 and will be hunting for an nm+ copy. Already $10 the night before. I think it stays $10 forever.
|Captain America Vol 9 #1 Cover N Incentive Alex Ross Wraparound Virgin Cover 1:100
This cover is the most America cover of the bunch. Ross did an amazing job. If I find one for a good price I'm grabbing it for my PC. I can't find any recent sales that aren't a bulk cover sale. The bulk cover sales were $100 which included this cover. I think these are plentiful. Get it cheap if you want it. $25 cheap. Ross covers usually die out quick even when they have a little heat.
|Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 Cover C Incentive Stephanie Hans Variant Cover 1:25
Not my favorite Hans cover, but it seems to be the most popular of the CGR covers. Presales are $20 and I think it drops to $15. If I see it for $10 or less I'll grab one for my PC.
|Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 Cover D Trade Dress and Cover E Mark Brooks Virgin Cover 1:100
I like Brooks and he has been on fire lately, but I think this is a miss. I can't find any sales recently that arent slab presales. Rumored 1st app of the Juggerduck, but even if it is that is just stupid. I'm just grabbing a regular cover because of Cates. If I see this for $25 or less I'd grab it.
|Death Of The Inhumans #1 Cover E Incentive Greg Hildebrandt Variant Cover 1:25
I like Hilde, but this isn't his best cover. New character “Vox” and a death. Only one sale for $35 shipped a few days ago. Still in stock online for less. If you see it cheap like $12 or less to be safe maybe grab it as it is a 1st app, but there are so may 1st apps that skipping it isn't a bad idea either.
|Star Wars Vol 4 #50 Cover F Incentive Terry Dodson Variant Cover 1:50
This is a perfect example of when a trade dress is way better than the virgin. The virgin cover just looks like it is missing something. Check out the article Whitman wrote a few months ago. If you see it cheap grab it. This is a good Dodson imo. $30 for 2 presales and one for $20 before that. I think $15 or under is safe. But if it is for PC I'd pay a little more for a clean copy.
|Immortal Hulk #2 Cover B Incentive Gerardo Zaffino Variant Cover 1:25
This cover is hot with a rumored 1st app. I like this cover in general so if it is a 1st app maybe it grabs some sustained heat. $20 presales. I think it has a chance if it is a good 1st app. I'd grab for half ratio and take a chance. The cover is worth it imo.
|Star Wars Last Jedi Adaptation #4 Cover B Incentive Rod Reis Variant Cover 1:25
This seems to be a ghost online so far. Probably the 1st cover of Holdo, but who actually cares about Holdo. Only 2 international sales so far. If you see it for half ratio I think it is worth taking a chance on just for rarity.
Death Of The Inhumans #1 Cover D Incentive Kaare Andrews Design Variant Cover 1:10
This cover is hot as it has the 1st cover and 1st app of “Vox” as well as a death. I usually don't like design variants, but this one is good. I like the grey background and the art is on point. Presales seem to be hovering around $15 which is good for a 1:10. I'm grabbing it for $10 or less, but better if $8 or less. 1:10 is an easy qualifier so most shops I think get 1 copy.
|Quantum Age From The World Of Black Hammer #1 Cover B Variant Christian Ward Cover
I learned of Ward with the Thanos #17 cover he did. His style is perfect for this book.
|Batman Vol 3 #50 Cover C Variant Jim Lee & Scott Williams Cover
This Lee would have been better had DC not done some Tomfoolery, but I'll still grab one for my PC. I hope most stores don't get hurt by the wedding spoilers.
|Catwoman Vol 5 #1 Cover B Variant Stanley Artgerm Lau Cover
This is a great cover. Top level Artgerm. Rumors of a 1st app.
|Deathstroke Vol 4 #33 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Cover
I really like this Damian cover. Will we find out who is the father?
|Jeepers Creepers #3 Cover D Incentive Stuart Sayger Virgin Cover
At first, I thought this was a Bill cover. This is cool
|Justice League Vol 4 #3 Cover B Variant Jim Lee & Scott Williams Cover
There are a lot of Lee fans and I am one.
|Elvira Mistress Of The Dark Vol 2 #1 Cover H Incentive Joseph Michael Linsner Virgin Cover||Elvira Mistress Of The Dark Vol 2 #1 Cover F Variant Photo Subscription Cover
It was with this cover I came to realize the obviousness of the truth. Elvira is Peggy Bundy. Whoa Bundy!
|Project Superpowers Vol 3 #0 Cover G Ultra-Limited Edition Francesco Mattina Virgin Cover
A good, not great cover. I'm grabbing the regular trade dress for ten cents, but if you see the virgin for super cheap maybe grab it.
|Spawn #287 Cover A Regular Francesco Mattina Cover
Mattina kills it with these Spawn covers.
|Captain America Vol 9 #1 Cover D Variant Marko Djurdjevic Cover
I kinda wish it wasn't a pure white background, but I also kinda like it. Might be hard to find clean.
|Death Of The Inhumans #1 Cover A Regular Kaare Andrews Cover
Andrews is killing it lately. I don't really care about this book, but I like this cover. There is a rumored death and a new character also “Vox.”
|Immortal Hulk #2 Cover A Regular Alex Ross Cover
Ross is boss. 2 for 2 this week. Posible 1st app.
|Star Wars Last Jedi Adaptation #4 Cover A Regular Rahzzah Cover
Rahzzah is hot and I really like this cover.
|Star Wars Vol 4 #50 Cover A Regular Travis Charest Cover
For some reason, I really like how the designs are incorporated into the shadow.
|Star Wars Vol 4 #50 Cover C Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Cover
Good, Goooood! Do it. Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Plageius the wise?
|Star Wars Vol 4 #50 Cover D Variant Rod Reis Galactic Icon Cover
I like Thrawn, but I'm still not sure If I like this cover.
|Walking Dead #181 Cover B Variant Bill Sienkiewicz Cover
One of the better ones in this run.
- True Believers Fantastic Four Coming Of Galactus #1 – $1 and this will always be in demand. Grab a few in nm+ and wait. Also, read one.
- True Believers Fantastic Four Wedding Of Reed And Sue #1 – $1 meh weddings.
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.)
Batgirl Vol 5 #24 Cover B Variant Joshua Middleton Cover – This is going to be $10 for a while I think. It already has presales at $10. – $8-10 isn't shabby.
Teen Titans Special #1 – 1st app and the new team. Grab some clean copies. This one has been hot and will stay hot. – ~$12 is solid.
Multiple Man #1 Cover C Incentive Larry Stroman Variant Cover – If you happen to see it for $10-15 maybe grab it. 1 presale for $50 yesterday and only a few listed so far. I think it is a $25 book based on low print. – $30 isn't bad. I liked it so far. I know it isn't a popular character.
Game Of Thrones Clash Of Kings #11 Cover E Incentive Mike Miller Virgin Cover – I’d grab it for cover or right over if I stumbled into one. – I can't find any sold.
Venom Vol 4 #3 Cover B Incentive Jorge Molina Variant Cover – Grab this if you can. 1st app and I think it is a cool one. This book is seeing $60 after the spoilers dropped. – $90 and I like this new symbiote god.
Venom Vol 4 #3 Cover A Regular Ryan Stegman Cover – Grab some clean copies of this regular cover also. – $10+ is a winner.
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #32 – 1st app of “Princess Fisk” which is Kingpin’s daughter. I think this might have some initial heat. MGDD has a small print run so worth grabbing a few. Already hitting over $10 – $10-15 shipped. I was kinda thinking it would be $15 easy, but it is still a win. I think this character might see some consistent story. I think it slowly gains.
Ms. Marvel Vol 4 #31 Cover B Variant Stephanie Hans Cover – Not my favorite cover, but it is HOT! I do think it is overrated, but what do I know. This might have a 1st app. It is a new character. I will try to grab 2 from a few places if I can get to more than 1 LCS wed. – $12-15 is solid. I don't like Skunk girl, but it is a winner for sure.
This is a big week and I was hoping it wasn't after how big last week was. Mostly some covers which are easy to widdle down to a few favs so that is good. I'm curious what kind of turn out this week will be with the bats #50 disappointment. What are Y'all doing for 4th of July? Are Y'all even going to the lcs or just grab some pulls later maybe? Let me know what Y'all are grabbing this week and if I missed anything. I think I did as there was a lot this week. Thanks for reading!