Wednesday Warriors 4/17/19
Welcome to the new Wednesday Warriors!
Each week we will go head to head picking just ONE book in each category in a battle for NCBD supremacy. Best of all, you get to pick the winner! Sound off in the comments if you’re #TeamSimpleman or #TeamBolo and we will recap each week in the following weeks Column.
So its Brian vs. Jack.
Simpleman vs. Bolo.
And there can be only ONE.
Most Looking Forward to Reading Marvel
I don’t care! I am a Rob Liefeld fan. Come at me bro! I loved issue #1 and as a 90’s X everything fan, I am super happy to see Rob return to the top at Marvel. His twitter activity has been questionable at best but I’m unflappable. I’m on board this train and not jumping off.
Most Looking Forward to Reading DC
Most Looking Forward to Reading Indie
The first issue was great! I’ll admit I had to read it three times to fully absorb the story but I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to get my hands on issue #2. I’m not the biggest fan of Ian Bertman’s art style but it really fits the narrative of the story.
What more can I say about this epic than has already been said? I have truly enjoyed this story and for those saying reader buzz doesn’t equal spec value, check the ebay sales of this book around release day for every book released. We are talking 5 straight hits. I have no doubt this will be the 6th.
I’m hit or miss with Lucio Parrillo covers but this one is amazing. A lot of people were well aware of this before FOC so I don’t expectIn my personal opinion, there’s really not that many great covers this week. But Mico Suayan’s variant cover for Teen Titans really sticks out to me. I’m really digging the shattered glass look. it to be hard to find as it was most likely heavily pre-ordered.
I am a sucker for GI Joe and Gi Joe incentive variants to be specific. This cover speaks to me. I don’t expect it to have a ton of spec value but you never know. A lot of Joe variants dry up over time.
Regular Price Variant Marvel
I’m pretty burnt out over Captain Marvel as of late but this Asgardian Variant from Gerald Parel is worth picking up. With most people’s attention focused on Symbiote Spider-Man and Cult of Carnage variants, this book could fly under the radar.
Full disclosure, I don’t love any Marvel regular price variant this week. But I do love late printings especially with fresh cover art. It is even better when they take the first appearance in a book and switch it to the cover. We also know Marvel wants a women’s team for future movies. Who knows.
Regular Price Variant DC
In a light week for DC cover B’s, this book is a standout. I like a lot of the Nightwing variants but none seem to do much. I have hope for a future Nightwing movie making a lot of these variants pop. This has a movie poster feel. Admittedly, I am a comic optimist.
Regular Price Variant Indie
I love this cover. It really contrasts with the light hero cover on the 1st print. Mauricio Villarreal is back with another banger. This will be low printed and undoubtedly under ordered. I have no doubt this will be $10-15 book. Tune in to the Bolo Live Show tomorrow on the Simpleman’s Comics Youtube Channel where I will be giving on of these away that I received from a recent Mad Cave Store order.
This book may be overshadowed by other incentive variants this week. Heck even this book itself has a 1:50 incentive. I love this cover and Gerardo Zaffino has a big fan base. This will be sought out by his collectors for sure. Plus… We get to see Frank Castle punish and army of monsters!
Top Spec Pick
Big name artist, hype from the Thank You Variant Brian mentioned, and a first appearance or death? Solicits to Issue #5 make this a worthy gamble for me in this spot.
Last Week Look Back
Will return next week following the debut of the Wednesday Warriors
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