The Wednesday One 10/31/18
Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 10/31/18
That extra week is easy to ignore as it often times has leftovers. I was ready to blow it off, but as I worked thru it there was more than I expected which is always nice. Let's see if anything tickles ye old fancy.
|Justice League Dark And Wonder Woman Witching Hour #1 Cover B Variant Riccardo Federici Cover
Another great Federici that has had some presales over cover. He has really been doing a great WW. This will pair well with the other one. The “One”. Great cover, easy flip, and should be accessible.
|Ice Cream Man #8 Cover B Variant Vanesa Del Rey Cover
I hate clowns, but this cover is artistically great imo. This cover is doing well. It had a high of $50 but recent sales seems to be $15-20.
|Old Man Logan Vol 2 #50 Cover C Incentive Gerardo Zaffino Variant Cover 1:25
I really like this cover, but I don't expect it to do well as it should be plentiful and even if he dies that doesn't mean much in comics. It might be a good long hold. Try to pay less than $10 as there are several bins around $15 and none recently sold indicating no demand. I hope to get one for my pc.
|Spider-Force #1 Cover C Incentive Ryan Benjamin Variant Cover 1:50
Not many listed and sold, but price is trending up over ratio. 2 sold today for $50 and most recently for $70. The tag line for it says, “two new characters (Astro-Spider and Spider-Kid).” There have been so many new characters in this recent spider run it is hard to say who will last. Good cover, I think it is an easy grab for $30 or less, but you may want to go as high as ratio if you are feeling froggy. This will probably be the big winner of the week. Some books seem to be going crazy recently. I try to be real conservative, but I have def missed some big fish recently as well. I doubt I can get this one myself, but I might grab the 1:25 that was recently revealed.
|Riptide (Red 5 Comics) #3
I didn't think #2 would heat up and it did so if you are feeling it #3 might get hot also. I don't see any recent sales (last one was a few days ago for $15). There are a few listed for crazy amounts and it seems you can get these from the publisher anyway. I'm not messing with it, but I'm probably wrong.
|Hex Wives #1 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover
Another amazing Frison cover. Jenny has been having a great year and this cover is another for my PC. It seems to be sold out online so it might even go up a few bucks. So far they seem to be selling $8-10. Also, if you missed it the interview Mike Morello did with Jenny was amazing.
This cover was a last minute reveal, a last minute update to this article, and I think it might have the new characters on it, “two new characters (Astro-Spider and Spider-Kid).” I'm not sure though, but it seems to be doing better than I expected at $15-20. I think it has a chance to hang closer to $20 if the cover thing is true. I think half ratio is good.
|Stranger Things #2 Cover B Variant Greg Ruth Cover
I didn't care for #1 as a read, but this cover is pretty good and if you like it I'd grab this one.
|X-Men Black Emma Frost #1 Cover A Regular J Scott Campbell Cover
I might be in the minority that like these regular Campbell covers.
|Barbarella #11 Cover D Variant Ediano Silva Cover
I love this cover. The colors, the lines, it just does it for me.
|Batman The MAXX Arkham Dreams #2 Cover B Variant Sam Kieth Cover
I like that joker. Kieth is classic to me.
|Batman Secret Files Vol 2 #1 Enhanced Foil Cover
I'll give it a try.
|Deathstroke Yogi Bear Special #1 Cover A Regular Tyler Kirkham Cover
There are a few of these crossovers and some seem to do well. I like this Kirkham cover, but it isn't amazing enough to grab just for it. I'll grab it for the read and bonus for this cover.
|Green Lantern Huckleberry Hound Special #1 Cover B Variant Yasmine Putri Cover
Putri is hot right now, but this cover seems just good. If you are grabbing it as a read I'd grab this one.
|Heroes In Crisis #2 Cover A Regular Clay Mann Cover
I didn't care for the 1st issue, but I know how King draw things out. This one better be much better or I'm probably going to fall off it.
|Justice League Aquaman Drowned Earth #1 Cover B Variant Francis Manapul Aquaman Movie Cover
I'm curious about this story line they have been leading up to, but I'm not super excited for it. I'll flip thru it and see if it grabs me.
|Star Wars Adventures Tales From Vaders Castle #5 Cover C Incentive Francisco Francavilla Sketch Cover 1:10
I'm know this is for all ages, but I dig it. I'm trying to collect all the variants.
|Realm #10 Cover B Variant Meghan Hetrick Cover
I am really diggin Realm and I'm up to date on it. This cover is cool also.
|Avengers Halloween Special #1 Cover B Variant Gerardo Zaffino Cover
This sounds cool and I like the cover. Fun for the Halloween season.
|Blood Realm #2
The 1st issue was really good and I'm super excited for the 2nd. The 1st even caught some heat. Sold out at diamond afaik, but you might be able to get this from the publisher. I don't know that I'd try to flip it though.
|Midnight Mystery #1
This sounds interesting and For $1.50 I'm definitely going to give it a shot. Sold out at diamond afaik, but you might be able to get this from the publisher if your lcs doesn't have any.
|Wytches Bag Egg Halloween Special One Shot
Another cool book for the season. I'm not a horror guy, but I might grab it.
|Vault Of Spiders #1 Cover B Variant Marcos Martin Cover
Another 1st app it seems, “Meet Web-Slinger, the Spider-Man from the Wild West” but there are so many these days in the Spiderverse/geddon/world/universe whatever it is… I might give it a read.
- True Believers What If Legion Had Killed Magneto #1 – $1
- True Believers What If The Fantastic Four Had Different Super-Powers #1- $1
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 #28 Cover B Variant Joshua Middleton Cover – This cover is amazing. Middleton is so diverse in style. I want a 9.8 and hope to grab a few for my pc. Presales are bonkers from $10-25 which is nuts. These are still available in some places. “One.” An instant classic. – This is still going for ~$10 which is sold.
Wonder Woman Vol 5 #57 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover – Jenny's WW run has been great but this is definitely near the top. This is selling $10-15 already. I think it stays a $10 book or drops to double cover when the market floods. “One” too. This also seems to be going for ~$10
Judge Dredd Toxic #1 Cover B Variant John Gallagher Cover – This seems to be sold out online and might heat up. Great cover. I couldn't find many listed or sold. Not a ton of sales, but ~$10 give or take. Not as much movement though.
Lodger #1 Cover B Incentive Bill Sienkiewicz Variant Cover 1:10 – Seems to be ghostly and maybe catch some heat from bill fans. I'm not a fan of Black Crown titles in terms of flips so I wouldn't pay much over cover if you want to try to flip it. I hope it is a good read. I grabbed one from mcs for $7 from my pc. Not many sales but one yesterday for $30. Sounds like a winner to me.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #8 Cover D Incentive JG Jones Black Cat Virgin Variant Cover 1:100 – I think this will be a ghost, but I also don't think there will be much demand for it. It is a good cover though and Id grab it if you see a clean one for really cheap. Like $25 or less cheap. Not many sales at all and bins available for $50+.
Black Panther vs Deadpool #1 Cover C Incentive Adi Granov Variant Cover 1:50 – I really like this Granov. and I think it has a chance to stay warm. Few sales $45-50 and i think it stays $40+, but try to grab $30 or less to be safe. Half raito is a great buy imo. This isn't going crazy, but solid at $35. I was hoping for better.
Return Of Wolverine #2 Cover C Incentive David Marquez Variant Cover 1:25 – I think this is the best of the return covers and will probably be easy to find. I think $10 is safe as there are a few sales so far for $15. Probably better as a PC book than a flip. Dang, no one cares about this one. sales as low as $13 shipped with bins at that or right under. No love.
Spider-Gwen Ghost Spider #1 Cover H Incentive Jee Hyung Variant Cover 1:100 – Presales are crazy high at double ratio and higher. I think this will be super hard to find and it is a great cover. I'd still be somewhat safe and grab at ratio or less. This is a monster. Just when I thought this book had reached bonkers levels it keeps going higher. Recent highs of $650 is just crazy. This is clearly the jackpot and good on ya if you got one.
Dead Kings #1 Cover A Regular Matthew Dow Smith Cover – Presales are ~$10 but I think it drops to around double cover as the market floods. Sounds like a good read either way. This seems to have cooled to $15 a set.
Spider-Girls #1 Cover C Incentive Jeff Dekal Variant Cover 1:50 – This book is all over from $40-80. I think it will be scarce and it is a good cover, but I'm not sold on Spider-girls. Also there is almost spider-everything overload right now. Trending $50-60 is solid.
Moon Knight Vol 8 #200 Cover C Incentive Philip Tan Variant Cover 1:25 – I think this is the best of the MK covers. The Fitch seems bloated to me. I think this should be attainable to. Presales $25-35, but 1 sold for $15. I think $12 or less (basically half ratio) is a grab for me. If I get one it will be PC for me. Most recent sale was $20 which is not to shabby.
These extra weeks can be rough, but there always seems to be some surprises. I'm mostly down with some of the reads and I will try to catch up on a few titles I'm behind on the last 2 weeks. I'm not big on holidays, but Happy Halloween and I hope Y'all have fun. Let me know if I missed anything also, there is usually something that slips my radar. Thanks for reading.