The Weekend After Wednesday for 8/18/2018

Want to know which books from Wednesday’s new deliveries are already heating up and which ones are cooling? Here’s a “Weekend After” list that we hope will help! This isn’t a reflection on the quality, collectability or long-term potential of recently released books. This is based on today’s market price for books that came out on Wednesday, 8/15/18. They could still be at your shop.



AQUAMAN #39 (DC)Wow, did this book flood.  There are well over 130 copies listed.  Granted, over 100 copies have sold*.  So, this IS moving briskly.  This flooding did drag the price down a bit to $10 to $15 shipped.  Just in sheer volume alone, it’s definitely the top seller of the week!

INFINITY WARS #2 (OF 6) SECRET “UNMASKED” VARIANT (MARVEL)– I’ll admit that I LOVE secret variants.  It’s not for the flip (as I tend to keep mine) and not even for the spec., but simply for the fun of the hunt.  The fun of hunting for these is being able to flip through the stack on the shelf to find a copy mixed in.  You should never pay more than cover for these since they tend to drop. However, the good news is, if you have a copy, it’s selling really well.  As I write this, over 115 copies* have sold and about 50ish copies are currently listed. Opposite of Aquaman #39 this week, while the flooding did bring it down, sales seem to be going back up with the most current copy sold at $19.50.    I don’t know what the long-term is with this book, but it was definitely the most fun to hunt this week.  (It’s also worth noting that the 1:25 Putri Variant is selling for $20 to $25). 

REJECTED, THE (SOURCE POINT PRESS)– Man, this has one creepy cover and the story sounds somewhat similar to DEATH NOTE.  However, it’s super-hot right now with recent sales between $30 to $50.  On the Source Point Press website, they also mention there was an early release variant edition, limited to 100 copies for Motor City Comic Con back in May and then another variant by Keyla Valerio, also limited to 100 copies for Garden State Comic Fest.  There’s no sign of a single sale for those. I would imagine that these would hit huge numbers right now.  This is a nice reminder to always pick up the indie tiny print run books at cons.  Here are what the two limited covers look like:

STREET FIGHTER SUMMER SPORTS SPECIAL CHUN-LI “MINAJ” ALBUM COVER #1 (UDON)– This is the most on the nose hip-hop homage cover yet.  If it's not obvious, this is an homage to Nicki Minaj’s “Chun-Li” single cover art with, none other than, Chun-Li instead of Nicki.  This retailer exclusive is impossible to find.  One copy sold on Thursday for $52.  There’s one new listing for $20.95.  I have a feeling that this will be gone well before this article hits.

WWE #20 AARON DANA “HONKY TONK” 1:15 VIRGIN VARIANT (BOOM!)– WWE variants usually only do well when it features one of the WWE Divas. However, this “Honky Tonk” variant has had one sale at $30.  These ratio variants are highly scarce at this point, which is why it’s probably selling for double ratio. 


RIPTIDE #1 (OF 4) (RED 5) Well, this book flooded.  There are over 25 copies currently listed and has dropped from last week’s price of $25 down to its current $17 to $20 shipped.  Prices will most likely continue to drop.  Although, there are a bunch of live auctions already over $15… so who knows.  Maybe now I can grab one to read.  Also, there are copies (VF only) available at RED 5 COMICS’ website.


TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #22 (MARVEL)– Wow, has it been a year since the first appearance of Weapon H?  I credit this specific book for starting a wave of mix & match hybrid characters that we now see every month.  And you know what, the market is LOVING it.  The past year has been the most story and comic book driven spec then I’ve ever seen.  We’ve seen numerous $1 books jump to unheard of numbers.  For TOTALLY AWESOME HULK, a year ago, this was selling for $17-$20.   This is one of the handful of HOT books to increase in value over the past year.  It’s currently worth $140 in 9.8 and $50 raw. With the dark cover, I’m surprised that a 9.8 is only selling for $140.



BATGIRL #25 (DC) – People seemed very divisive over this cover. It’s like that Gold/White vs. Blue/Black Dress debate from a few years ago.  Some people see a gorgeous cover, while others don’t.  What turned me away from this book was the large stack of copies I saw at multiple shops.  Stores were prepared for the demand and, like the Artgerm Supergirls, there were plenty of copies for all who wanted one.  Despite selling for mostly cover price, it also sold really well.  When I started writing this, I had it in cool due to most copies selling for cover.  It’s now in warm due to some sales starting to pick back up.  One copy recently sold for $18 shipped.  While that would be worth putting in hot, there are still over 75 copies listed and plenty available for cover.  It’ll be interesting to re-look at this next week.


  • Mike Morello

    I was at Motor City comic con for 2 days and did not see a booth with those Rejected previews. I obviously wasn’t looking specifically for it, either, but wherever it was in there, it was not a very public display. I’m usually pretty thorough when it comes to con freebies, too. Oh well.

  • Dan Piercy

    They don’t call the WWE women “Divas” anymore, Matt. Geez, what’s wrong with you? 😂🤡

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    I LOVE hip-hop album homage variants! (I got a lot of the Marvel Hip-Hop ones). Go to to get that SWEET Chun Li cover! Its an online exclusive there as well! Got mine for 24.70 shipped! Thanks for letting me know it even existed!

    • Matt DeVoe

      I just reached out to Focus attack, they confirmed that this exclusive is “limited to a few hundred copies, and once sold out won’t be reprinted.” So, sounds like a solid pickup!

  • Demon Jim

    Thanks for the heads up for that Chun Li cover. Never heard about or seen it till this article. Picked one up at focus attack (thx h3arthr0bby). Definitely staying in my PC.

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    Agreed. Skyward is easily one of the best books out!!

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    I think what’s kept TAH 22 9.8 prices down despite the dark cover is that everyone saw this book coming and a lot of people grabbed 9.8 candidate copies on release day to slab. So the best copies got sent in right away. However I suspect it will be a hard book to score raw 9.8 candidates now and into the future. Because the copies that are left are like my 2 which I thought looked more 9.6 than 9.8 and prices weren’t high enough for graded books to rusk throwing the old Hail Mary on em. I suspect I a lot of the remaining nicer copies are in the same boat so it would probably be buy a 9.8 if that’s what you want. But personally im fine sitting on my 2 raw copies for what it’s worth. But yea feels like forever since this came out.

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      Many people were dismissive on this book (TAH22) at the beginning. They made fun of the first sketches the came out. I ordered 20 copies thinking it was a cant miss, but was still worried. I liked the fact it didn’t have a variant which is something I still consider with speculating.

      Once it started to pick up steam everyone jumped on. I have NP selling NM+ copies for $60-70 currently. My copies were very nice so far I have only found 1 NM copy in the bunch and I have one more brick to open up. 2 of my buyers scored 9.8s that I am aware so far. I sell 2nd prints for $10 currently as I ordered just as many as the 1st print.

      Its been my best modern score in the last few years.

  • SkillzWeldon

    That Chun Li Homage is an awesome cover.

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    You can get the Chun Li Variant for 25 Dollar shipped at the Udon page

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