Wednesday Warriors 7/24/19
Welcome to the 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
With so much buzz around these upcoming Hickman X series', one question remains. Will they live up to the hype and give mutant fanatics what we have been hoping for or will the X Men continue to fade in the lexicon of modern comics? It begins here!
Most Looking Forward to Reading DC
Sean Murphy had a legit hit on his hands with the first installment of his White Knight story and I expect no different from the next chapter. A series which once seemed like just an offshoot series with little spec potential now seems like a major potential for an animated or live action feature. Speculators took notice of Volume #1. Will the same happen here?
Most Looking Forward to Reading Indie
I am long on the record for being all in on this Necessary Evil storyline. Issue #40 lead off with a bang and was followed up by the Hot 10 appearance of Go Go Power Rangers #21. I expect #41 to fly under the radar as well.
The reader buzz is strong for this Cates release but regardless of the buzz, or the title of the arc, all you need to sell this issue is the stunningly worrisome cover featuring everyone's favorite loudmouth Raccoon facing what seems to be dire circumstances.
Regular Price Variant Marvel
This one would not have been my pick had we not gotten the huge news that Jane Foster will take the mantle of Thor in the upcoming move Thor Love and Thunder. Residual heat from that announcement could befall this release.
Regular Price Variant DC
I love these portrait style variants coming out for the DC Villain program. The cardstock paper quality makes these covers stand out even more. It seems like every month you could include Frison's WW work here but this one piques my interest even more as Cheetah will be the main villain in the upcoming Wonder Woman '84.
Regular Price Variant Indie
Added right before FOC and these variants for Necessary Evil storyline each are a page in a story leading up to a big reveal with the last cover. I’m going straight Pokemon on these, “Gotta Collect em All”
These are stunning and I agree with Brian's Pokemon sentiment but I fade to the foil. Plus I think the key is to take a note from Dan Piercy from the Hot and Cold Show on Simpleman's Comics YouTube Channel and the Reading Pile right here on ComicBookInvest.com and sell these as a set for maximum profits.
The 1:50 is awesome as well but let's face it, Crain's star continues to rise. She Venom on the cover and Crain's signature style make this one a must have in my eyes.
Top Spec Pick
IDW has been crushing it lately, I think Star Pig will catch a lot of collectors off guard and they be reactive searching for this title and especially this variant. Space fantasy stories has found a resurgence as of light and given the teen female protagonist of this book, I see this having huge potential.
Low print run, Popular Artist, female cover subject, and online buzz seems to be the recipe for success in the secondary market. This one has all that and more.
This was not a series on anyone's radar. And for good reason. Most Turtles fans did not like the new show for its changes to the dynamic of the brothers and the new look of the iconic bandanas. Having said that, TMNT is red hot! This one will have a much lower print than that of the ongoing series and residual Turtles heat could carry over to this one.
What did you guys think? Who took last week? Who will win this week? Sound off in the comments!
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