The Wednesday One 07/18/18
Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 07/18/18
This week is all about reads it seems. The flips are okay, but nothing exciting. There are some cool covers, but it isn’t an epic week by any means. Having a week of reads is good though. I think sometimes it is easy to get caught up buying a pile of flips and covers. Plus it is easier to spec if I know what the story actually is about.
|Cable Vol 3 #159 Cover B Incentive Jay Anacleto Variant Cover 1:25
This book is going to be hard to find. 2 sales today at $30 and an auction already at $36.
|Weatherman #2 Cover C Incentive Nathan Fox Variant Cover 1:25
I wasn’t big on the 1st issue, but I’ll try the 2nd. The variant is def hot and hard to get. 2 sold today $30. Half ratio sounds like a safe flip as I think it holds around $25-30. Should be pretty scarce.
|Life Of Captain Marvel Vol 2 #1 Cover H Incentive Stanley Artgerm Lau Virgin Cover 1:200
no sales this month. 6 for sale ~$200. This isn’t my fav Artgerm cover. I like parts of it, but not as a whole. I’m sure I’m in the minority of opinions. These never hold up well value wise. Most are happy to grab the trade dress for cover. Id grab it for $75 or less, but even then I’d make sure I could flip it first or if you are an Artgerm fan then maybe pay a little more for a nm+ PC copy.
|Life Of Captain Marvel Vol 2 #1 Cover G Incentive Joe Quesada Virgin Cover 1:100
This is probably the best of the LoCM covers, but it is a little too bare without trade dress. no recent sales and the cheapest bin is $55. I think $30 or less to be safe, but I think it will be a $40 book so nothing great.
|Thor Vol 5 #3 Cover B Variant John Tyler Christopher Carol Danvers 50th Anniversary Cover
This might be the best Carol cover and it isn’t even on her title. I’m happy to see JTC doing covers other than action figure covers. Seems to be sold out online. I don’t expect much but I think this is a $7 book forever. Maybe grab one or two clean ones and keep them for long-term pics.
|Spider-Gwen Vol 2 #34
Rumored new name and costume. Nice homage cover also. I’ll grab one for a long hold.
|Batman Vol 3 #51 Cover B Variant Kaare Andrews Cover
Another great Andrews. I like the green background.
|Justice League Vol 4 #4 Cover B Variant Jim Lee & Scott Williams Cover
A fun Jim Lee cover. I’m not totally sure I’ll grab it though. The pencils version is great also, probably better but is a 1:100 ratio variant.
|Immortal Hulk #3 Cover A Regular Alex Ross Cover
This Ross is great and I like this read so far.
|Infinity Countdown #5 Cover D Variant Adi Granov Ultron Holds Infinity Cover
I’m collecting these Granov infinity covers. They are great, but I like em.
|Life Of Captain Marvel Vol 2 #1 Cover E Incentive Sana Takeda Variant Cover 1:25
I think I like this cover the most of the LoCM covers. It will be plentiful so not great for a flip. 2 presales at $16 shipped, but I think it becomes a $10 book. I love the detail that Sana does. I’m grabbing one for my PC.
|Tony Stark Iron Man #2 Cover A Regular Alexander Lozano Cover
I really like this IM cover. This is better than the Brooks ratio variant and that cover isn’t bad.
|Soulfire Vol 5 #1 Cover C Variant Michael Turner Cover
I can’t decide if I like this cover. Sometimes I love it and sometimes it looks grainy like it is low resolution. I want to see what it looks like at the lcs. I think I like it though.
|Soulfire Vol 5 #1 Cover E Incentive Arthur Adams Variant Cover
2x Aspen covers this week? Madness I say. This Adams is a great cover, If I see it cheap I’ll grab it for my PC.
Darth Vader Vol 2 Annual #2 Cover B Variant Rahzzah Cover
Vader and a Rahzzah is a great combo. Great read also.
|Injustice 2 #30
Injustice is a fun read. Still on my pull, but probably better in tpb.
|Injustice vs The Masters Of The Universe #1 Cover A Regular Freddie E Williams II Cover
I really liked the thundercats crossover and this looks great. I like this cover also.
|Analog #4 Cover A Regular David O’Sullivan Cover
I like this read so far and I hope that the option gets picked up.
This book should get optioned. Great read. Definitely recommend it.
|Gideon Falls #5 Cover A Regular Andrea Sorrentino Cover
I need to catch up on this book. I know a lot of people are reading it.
|Magic Order #2 Cover C Variant Rafael Grampa Cover
I liked the first issue, I’m in for the 2nd.
|Royal City #12
I know not many people read this book, but it is good. It is a slow Lemire, but good.
|VS #5 Cover A Regular Esad Ribic Color Cover
I like this read. So far very entertaining.
|Star Wars Vol 4 #51 Cover B Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Cover
I still collect these. SW is a great read. I’m a few issues behind. One of the better books from Marvel imo.
|Star Wars Poe Dameron #29
Poe another good SW read. Noto does great covers too.
|Clankillers #1 Cover B Variant Juan Doe Cover
I’m not sure about this one, but I usually try Aftershock books.
|Archie Meets Batman 66 #1 Cover F Variant Ty Templeton Cover
I like a fun crossover. I’m one of the few, but this does look like a light read.
|Futurama Annual #1
Good news everyone! I’m a Futurama fan so I’m gonna read it.
|Mall #1 Cover A Regular Cover
I liked Haick’s Solar Flare and I usually check out scout books.
Dead Life #1 Cover B Variant Joan Urgell Cover
Zombie book that sounds fun.
- Teen Titans Go To The Movies #1 – $1 is an easy grab for me.
- True Believers Fantastic Four By John Byrne #1
- True Believers Fantastic Four By Walter Simonson #1
- True Believers Fantastic Four Coming Of H.E.R.B.I.E. #1
- Shadowman Vol 5 #5 Cover E Incentive Doug Braithwaite Shadowman Icon Variant Cover
- Quantum & Woody Vol 4 #8 Cover E Incentive Jen Bartel Quantum & Woody Icon Variant Cover
- Ninja-K #9 Cover E Incentive Adam Pollina Ninjak Icon Variant Cover
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.)
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #1 Cover F Incentive Jerome Opena Variant Cover 1:50 – Presales $10-20 today, but it was $30 the day before. I think $10-15 is a good grab, but I don’t expect it to see good gains with such a big print run. I think this is a PC grab and it ends up a ~$20 book. – Selling solid at $20.
X-23 Vol 3 #1 Cover F Incentive Mike Choi Virgin Cover 1:100 – I think it is a $40 book long term, but that is a guess. I think I’d it grab for $30, but even then I just don’t love it, but maybe others do. -Seems to be $60-80. Doing way better than I thought.
Titans Vol 3 #23 Cover C Incentive Brandon Peterson Sketch Cover 1:25 – None sold recently and I only saw 1 up for auction that was already $30+. I think half ratio is safe, but so hard to say. – $40 shipped is solid.
Ducktales Vol 4 #10 Cover C Incentive Blueprint Character-Focused Variant Cover – These flip consistently, but I probably wouldn’t pay much over cover. Few listed for sale at $15. None sold that I can find. – Selling for $10-15
Another week and no “One.” I’m happy this week is rather light. I think people are gearing up for SDCC and other cons around the country so a lighter week will help them also. What are Y’all reading lately and are you excited about any of the reads this week? Also, let me know if I missed anything, I appreciate the help. Thanks for reading and have a great Wednesday.
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