The Wednesday One 08/29/18

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Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 08/29/18

5th week. Not much going on this week, but a few books to glance at. Why can't 5th week be cool like 4th meal, 2nd breakfast or elevensies? The food math on that doesn't work I know, but you get the point. We get some annuals, some silly crossover books, and it is usually slow. I feel like it is a missed opportunity to do something cool like awesome amateur covers and maybe even get guest writers to do some fun issues. But what do I know. Let check out this week anyway.

Flipdipskys

Venom First Host #1 Cover C Incentive Rod Reis Variant Cover 1:25

1st app of Tel-Kar the Kree 1st host should make this book hot. This is also a much better cover than the 1:50.  I think grabbing it for half ratio or less should be safe and I think it will have more action than the 1:50. Presales are all over today from $40-20 with most around $30. I think $20 is more realistic with several bins for $20. I think it stays on the higher side of $15-20. I really like this cover.

Venom First Host #1 Cover D Incentive John Cassaday Variant Cover 1:50 

This cover isn't bad, but it isn't good either. Bottom line Tel-Kar is on the cover. It is the highest ratio variant also. It is the rarest so I think half ratio or less, better if less. I don't hear a lot of folks clamoring for this 1st app and it isn't a Cates book, but Venom is hot and so is spec for it. Presales seem consistent at $30. I wonder if people will care and it stays or rises, or if people skip it and it drops to half ratio or less. My guess is it sits $25-30.

Cool Covers

Batgirl Vol 5 #26 Cover B Variant Joshua Middleton Cover

Not as good as his other recent covers, but not too shabby.

Silencer Annual #1

I like this Kirkham cover and Silencer is a great read.

Hunt For Wolverine Dead Ends #1 Cover A Regular Marco Checchetto Cover

I like this Checchetto. These lead-up books have mostly been misses though.

Star Wars Poe Dameron Annual #2 Cover A Regular Rod Reis Cover

The other great Reis cover this week. Hammerin Poe Dameron is a consistently good read.

 

 

 

Joker Daffy Duck Special #1 Cover B Variant Sanford Greene Cover

I love this cover and I think this is a great long hold also. Probably going to be the best one of these crossovers this week.

Read it

 

Catwoman Tweety & Sylvester Special #1 Cover A Regular Emanuela Lupacchino Cover

I'll give it a shot. I like this Lupacchino cover more than the B cover, but I wish Sylvester and Tweety were the cartoon version on this cover.

Isola #5 Cover B Variant Karl Kerschl & Msassyk Cover

Isola is really good so far. Def recommend if you haven't tried it yet.

Fantastic Four #1 Facsimile Edition

I like this reprint. It is a cash grab for sure at $4. The $1 true believers edition price would have been great. I'll probably grab a clean copy.

Moon Knight Vol 8 #198

I'm still digging this MK run. I'm one of the few.

 

Web Of Venom VeNam #1 Cover B Variant Goran Parlov Cover

If Cates is on it, I'll read it. Plus he drops so many 1st apps all the time it seems like every other book gets hot.

Beyonders #1 Cover B Variant Andi Ewington Cover

Interesting premise. I'll give it a shot. Seems to be selling out online, but I don't think it heats up.

Hillbilly Red-Eyed Witchery From Beyond #1

Hillbilly is great, but I hope all 4 issues come out on time.

Lex Luthor Porky Pig Special #1 Cover B Variant Mac Rey Cover

This is the least interesting sounding one imo. I'll flip thru this one, but I'm probably leaving it on the shelf.

Deadpool Assassin #6 Cover B Variant John Tyler Christopher Cover

Last of the mini. I often forget JTC can do non-action figure covers.

Walk Through Hell #4

This book is hot right now on rumors of being optioned. A lot of folks really like it, but there are many that don't care for it. I'm still on board for #4.

X-Men Grand Design Second Genesis #2 Cover B Variant Ed Piskor Cover

These are just cool. I love the style and feel. Such a fun read.

Submerged #2 Cover A Regular Jen Bartel Cover

I really liked the 1st issue and will grab the 2nd. There is a 2nd print of the first issue out this week also if you want to give it a try. It is a cool homage too.

Notes

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.)

Die Die Die #1 Cover E Incentive Retailer Appreciation Gold Foil Variant Cover – Better late than never. These are pre-selling $30-40. I think it drops during the week to $25-30, but then again that drunk variant stayed hot when I thought it would drop. I think if you can grab it under $20.This seems to be ~$20 it had some highs up to double that. Seems to still have some 

Life Of Captain Marvel Vol 2 #2 Cover C Incentive Terry Dodson Variant Cover 1:25 – I really like this cover, but I think it won't do much. Carol is hot right now though. Under $10 might be a grab for me, but I think it sits $10-15 which isn't great by any means. – Highs of $20, but movement is slow and seems to be around $15 now. 

Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #34 – This is gonna be a long hold imo. Should be the 1st full app of Devin. This will pair well with #33. This book was expected so I think it has a higher than normal print run, but that is still small. – This is still available everywhere for cover. 

West Coast Avengers Vol 3 #1 Cover E Incentive Terry Dodson Variant Cover 1:50 – This cover isn't one of the better Dodson's this week. I don't really like anything about this book, but possible 1st app and a new team. I'll grab one if I see it for cheap, but I won't be happy about it. Few sales ~$30 I think grab it under $20 to be safe, maybe less. – This book is a dumpster fire of a read, but it sold for higher than I expected. Recent sales all over from $30-50 with a $40 bin available. Not a lot of them sold this week either, but it did hit a ~$50 high. There was one sale for $74 but it doesn't make sense. 

Batman Kings Of Fear #1 Cover B Variant Bill Sienkiewicz Cover This is a great Bill cover and seems to be sold out online. May even grab a lil heat, but I doubt it. – This was a cool cover and an error variant which helped it go for double cover. 

DUCKTALES #11 BEAKS 1:10 VARIANT I had forgotten about this one so I added it later as a note.These always seem to get $10-15 and this is right inline. 

SHADOWMAN #6 1:50 – If you see this book, buy it. The cover is good and it will be stupid rare. I can see this book being $$$$ – Honestly, I'm shocked this only got $35-50 with a bin available for $50 still. Is the Valiant hype train over? 

Wrap Up

5th week needs to be better. There is no “One” but there could have easily been a stand out if they tried. It isn't a terrible week or anything, there are some good reads and a few covers to look at. What do Y'all think about 5th weeks? Do y'all sleep in or is it just more of a challenge to find a hidden gem while others are sleeping? Let me know what Y'all think and if I missed anything. Thanks!

 

 

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14 comments

  • Mike Morello

    That Reis 1:25 Venom: First Host looks amazing in person and, as always, black covers are tough in high grade. My gut tells me this is the standout for the week.

  • SkillzWeldon

    Extremely light week…more money for Baltimore Comic Con. Might see some of these for below ratio.

  • Lebednik

    I totally forgot about Edge Of Spider-Geddon #2. Rumored 1st apps. I added an edit in the notes.

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    Edge of Spidergeddon 2-1st Addy Brock (potential venom-esque adversary for Peni Parker and Sp//der). I’m in on both covers! Otherwise, I’ll be checking out back issues.

  • Dan Piercy

    Not a terribly inspiring week. Hope I can find a HQ/Gossamer 1B that is decent today. Thanks, Adam. 👍

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    Is the Dell’Otto First Host cover a store exclusive?

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    So little I want today but still I’m walking to the LCS mostly cuz I got the day off and nothing better to do. At least there is the Catwoman tweety and Sylvester cover which I think is just awesome but that’s all I’m excited about today so far, but maybe I’ll see something cool there to make up for the otherwise slow day.

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      Actually I spoke too soon .. cuz I totally didn’t notice Rick and Marty D & D book….. most have skimmed right past it…. however being a huge D & D fan The cover b and 1:10s were must buys.

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    Like I said last week about Shadowman #6, there are better 1:50 covers from this run that are just as rare. In my opinion, of course. Plus Diggle’s run in derivative and uninspired.

    Honestly, my bet is this version of Valiant is on it’s way out. The company that bought Valiant (DMG) is struggling. Their stock plummeted last month upon release and is now in the toilet. If Diesel’s Bloodshot movie doesn’t create hype for the publisher, the print side will be dead. I talked to a couple of the higher ups at C2E2 and they said the plan was to piecemeal the characters out to different production companies instead of creating a shared cinematic universe. This in an age where Hollywood it clamoring for the next shared cinematic universe. Idiots.

  • freudian-slip

    Wow. So Edge of Spider-Geddon #2 went crazy fast. But, that’s part of what I love about comics.

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    I’m ok with paying $4 for the Facsimile Edition. I’d much rather pay a little more for a true copy rather than $1 for the True Believers stuff. I’m hoping they do more of these.

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