The Wednesday One 10/16/2019


Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 10/16/2019

Kind of a slow week. I think there are only a few that most will grab. I have a number of reads and that makes for a good Wednesday in my book.


Crazy #1 1:25

Todd Nauck

Might be fun, but hard to search and bins for $15 mean not much love. Only grab for PC under $10 as no one will care next week.

Absolute Carnage #4 1:25

Gerardo Zaffino Codex Variant

I'm a Zaffino fan and the codex variants have been popular. This one doesn't have quite the heat. Bins for $15. grab for PC around $10 if you like it too.



Absolute Carnage Avengers #1 1:100

Junggeun Yoon Virgin

Not the most amazing cover, but I'm a sucker for brown costume Wolvie and it is fun. I wouldn't pay much for it, but if I saw it cheap I'd grab for PC. Bins available around $100, but I would only grab for half or less. Even then will it move? I might wait a few weeks to hopefully grab for PC cheaper. I don't like the AC spinoffs and I'm not the only one.

Absolute Carnage #4 1:100

Ryan Stegman Virgin

I'm not usually a Stegman fan, but this virgin catches my eye. It doesn't seem to be popular so maybe in a few weeks I can grab one for PC cheap. Selling ~$75 with a few listed around that. I'd grab for half ratio or less. Cates does bring the heat and you never know what books pop from him and when.

Marvel Tales Ghost Rider #1 1:50*

Inhyuk Lee

Great cover. I look forward to more classic GR covers. Listings over $100, but I can't see any action. I'd grab for half ratio for PC. I wouldn't want to get stuck with it. Maybe wait a few weeks if you want it.

EDIT: I goofed and had this as 1:100 not 1:50.

X-Men #1 1:500


Great cover, but the trade dress is actually attainable. Can Hickman keep up the great work? I hope so. I only see 1 sold for $380 and a few listed around that. If this run goes well this might be a good one to have. I wouldn't gamble on it, but if I did it would have to be less than $150. I don't trust the high ratios. I'm sure that is silly low and half ratio or less is probably more reasonable, but Marvel #1s are silly high runs. I think only a few sell and for $300-350.

Cool Covers

Batman #81

My back is messed up and sometimes I wonder if Bane cracking it would actually help. I would ask for a cash discount of course.

Flash Forward #2 

Inhyuk Lee

This one has great feel. I think a lot of these style covers can miss that if that makes any sense.

Firefly #10 1:15


I am a Rahzzah fan and this one hits with simplicity.

Justice League Vol 4 #34


A solid cover. I wish he would do a few more Flash covers. I think lighting does well in his style.

Strayed #3

Alexis Ziritt

Not too many might agree, but I'm a Ziritt fan and dig it.

Captain Marvel #11
 Mark Brooks

Best thing about CM is a good Brooks cover.

Read it

Gideon Falls #17


I need to catch up. I do like to read Lemire in chunks as he can be slow.

Analog #9


This seems more relevant everyday.


Marked #1

David Hine & Brian Haberlin

Magic tats sound interesting enough to check out.

Realm #15

Seth Peck

Still good, but it would be way better if it came out on a regular schedule. People fall off when they don't remember what happen.

Star Wars Adventures Return To Vaders Castle #3

Cavan Scott

Once a week fun. It is nice to always have a story to follow that stays fresh.

Once & Future #3

Kieron Gillen

Still hot and good so far.

Something Is Killing The Children #2

James TynionIV

I liked the 1st enough to grab another.

Cult Classic Creature Feature #1

Eliot Rahal

Another fun homage and it sounds like a fun read. I usually grab all new Vault titles.

Rock & Roll Biographies Gwar

This just looks fun. I doubt I'll see it anywhere.

Zinnober More Fire

Thorsten Brochhaus Ralf Singh

I really liked the mini so I might grab this one shot too.


  • Venom #18 2nd 1:25 – I hate these. It flips I'm sure, but I loathe these. It combines everything I hate, bad covers and 2nd prints coupled with a ratio = garbage greed.
  • Once & Future #2 Cover C 3rd Ptg Variant Jae Lee Cover 
  • True Believers X-Men Jubilee #1 – $1
  • True Believers X-Men Rictor #1 – $1
  • Captain America #15 Adam Hughes Mary Jane Cover – Not a great Hughes, but collectors.

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 okay one week later!!!

(Last week's spec will be quoted like this. What it really did will look like this.)

Comic Title –  Prediction. Reality.

Amazing Fantasy #15 Facsimile Edition Grab a few clean ones and tuck them away for later. The True believers versions are still doing well. Long term, but a few selling over cover is weird as it is still available. 

Web Of Black Widow #2 1:25 Hans – Seems to be grabbing around $35 so far. Good cover not her best work imo. I think it stays above ratio for the week so grab under. I'd grab for $20 or under. Mostly $18-25

Future Fight Firsts White Fox #1 1:100 virgin Inhyuk Lee – This should be a ghost. I like the Sana cover the most, but I'm a homer. I might grab an A cover for later in case. I like the idea of video game spec, but that usually isn't a good idea. I heard rumors there are some 1st apps, but there are so many 1st apps I doubt it matters. Selling for $100-125. If you see it at all under ratio I would consider it if clean. I won't find this. Ghost, this only one I see sold BO for ~$144, but I'm not 100%. There is an auction right now that is at $140 with a few days left. 


Wrap Up

My sleep schedule is still wacky so I can't seem to get this out the night before like I prefer. I'll get there eventually, hopefully before I get caught “praying with my eyes closed and snoring” at work. ;). Lot of great reads and if I missed anything let me know I appreciate it. Thanks for reading and happy Wednesday!



Remember to check out Jack's BOLO list for that last minute update on Wednesday!



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