The Wednesday One 11/07/18
Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 11/07/18
Thank goodness elections are over so I can get back to ignoring life and what better way than a good book. J/k, I feel like this week has more oddballs that usual which is good. Nice to change it up. Some Interesting new indies and indies in general seem to be strong this week. Let's take a look.
|Deathstroke Vol 4 #37 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Cover
This cover is amazing. I grabbed a few before foc and hope to grab a few more nm+ copies. I def want a 9.8 for the old pc. The colors really make this one pop. This one is trending over cover, but I don't think it will be a $10 winner, but more $6-8. I love this cover.
|Road Of The Dead Highway To Hell #1 Cover C Incentive Santiperez Pencil Art Cover 1:10
Sounds interesting and this ratio might get some heat, though I think IDW overprints in general. So far a few sales for $15-20 is good. I still don't trust IDW books and wouldn't pay over double cover.
|Star Wars Han Solo Imperial Cadet #1 Cover D Incentive Luke Ross Variant Cover 1:50
Should be hard to find and seems to be selling $75-85 a few days ago. I don't think there will be any 1st apps, but maybe. I think it will be hot for a little bit based off rarity. Ratio or less seems like a good flip. I'd be happier closer to $40 or less in case it dies quickly.
|Dead Rabbit #2 Cover B Incentive David OSullivan Variant Cover 1:10
The 1st issue was surprisingly good and I look forward to this one. This cover will probably be hard to find and seems to be selling for ratio or better. I think a little over cover is okay. I think this might be a hold and see if it options.
|WWE #22 Cover D Incentive Rahzzah Virgin Variant Cover 1:15
I'm not big on WWE, but I like Rahzzah and his following is increasing all the time. Hard to find and selling for double ratio so far. Easy grab at ratio or lower it seems.
|Rags #2 Cover B Variant Luigi Teruel Silver Cover
I don't get it, but it sells. Flip it quick if this is your bag. Sales a few days ago $70 which is crazy.
Seems to be a ghost. It might flip. I can't find any listed and only 1 international sale. If you see it for cover or right over it might be worth taking a chance on. I wouldn't chance too much though.
|Batman Vol 3 #58 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Cover
Another good Mattina for the collection.
|Green Lantern Vol 6 #1 Cover B Variant Frank Quitely Cover
Grant Morrison and a great Quietly cover is a must grab.
|Justice League Vol 4 #11 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Aquaman Movie Cover
Really nice cover and maybe it goes up a little if the movie does well. It is one for the PC anyway.
|Battlestar Galactica Classic #1 Cover B Variant Marco Rudy Cover
Really cool style. I can't put my finger on it, but something about it is really good.
|Spawn #291 Cover A Regular Francesco Mattina Cover
Mattina and Spawn have a great home in my pc.
|Spawn #291 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina & Todd McFarlane Cover
Seems like this is a virgin cover instead of a different cover. I was expecting a different cover.
|X-Men Red #10
Frison doing a solid Jean.
|Spider-Geddon #3 Cover B Variant In-Hyuk Lee Connecting Cover
The set is amazing. Grab a run for ya.
|Star Wars Han Solo Imperial Cadet #1 Cover C Incentive Elsa Charretier Variant Cover 1:25
I like this cover, but I don't expect it to do anything. I don't think most people will care for it either. I think it is a cool empire propaganda cover.
|Star Wars Vol 4 #56 Cover C Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Cover
Piggies! I collect these and like this one. Classic Rancor guard.
|Weapon X Vol 3 #25
This cover is fire with fire.
|Marvel Knights 20th #1 Cover D Incentive Jae Lee Variant Cover 1:25
New Donny Cates is always exciting, but none of the covers are really any good. I prefer this Jae Lee cover overall, but I doubt it does anything. Most of the covers should be easy to find. The Andrews connecting and the Mack aren't to shabby. This one is only doing $10 or so. not a flip but if you see it for cheap some folks collect yellow covers. Maybe over time it gets some love.
|Outer Darkness #1 Cover B Variant Afu Chan Virgin Cover
I read the ashcan at my lcs and I liked it enough to try it.
|Seven To Eternity #12 Cover A Regular Jerome Opena & Matt Hollingsworth Cover
I feel like this book is having a resurgence.
Really diggin this one so far and can't wait for this issue.
Good read and for $1.50 an amazing value.
|Moth & Whisper #3
This was a surprisingly good read so far. I'm excited to read this issue.
I really like this book and can't wait to see if anything will ever come of the option. I think it could be the next walking dead.
|Fearscape #2 Cover B Variant Andrea Mutti Cover
Issue one gave me the feeling the writer likes hearing himself. Seemed long winded and pseudo intellectual. But overall it was good. I'll give this one a try.
|Empty Man Vol 2 #1 Cover A Regular Vanesa R Del Rey Cover
The Clown cover last week caught my attention of her work and I might grab this one too. I'm not a fan of the genre, but I'll try it.
|Suicide Squad Black Files #1
Wasn't this the book being pumped hard by the writer for tons of important 1st apps then DC pulled it?
|Death Of The Inhumans #5 Cover A Regular Kaare Andrews Cover
Cates actually has me caring about inhumans
- Venom Vol 4 #3 Cover F 4th Ptg Variant Ryan Stegman Cover – I'm usually not big on these later printings, but the runs are small.
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.)
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. This one seems to have slowed down to right over cover.
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. This one seems to be grabbing double cover to $10.
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. $10-15 is meh but expected.
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. Recent $100+ is amazing!
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. This seems to be getting double cover. Not bad.
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. This is going for around cover now.
Spider-Force #1 Cover B Incentive Variant Cover 1:25 – 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. This seems to have died hard. $10-15 now.
Another week and I'm not loving the flips. Really there are maybe 6 books I really care about and that is fine. I hope some of the new ones make a good impression and every book every week can't be amazing anyway. Helps the wallet. Then again I'm probably missing the boat like that rags that I just don't care about, but seems to be a gold mine. Let me know what I'm missing. Y'all always help me appreciate the weeks that seem off to me. Thanks for reading and happy Wednesday!