The Wednesday One 04/04/18

Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 4/4/18

Finally the beginning of the end for the spec that was Red Goblin and if you are tired of hearing about it there is all sorts of other goodness to be had. I’m curious about Deathstroke and Bats story. Let’s see where this week takes us.



 Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #798 Cover E Incentive Alex Ross Virgin Cover 1:100

We know that 798 is the 1st app of the Red Goblin and thanks to Marvel wanting to sell 250k+ copies. This spec was spoiled hard, but the higher ratio books have a chance. This one is a great Ross cover, grab it if you can. I’m not even sure what is a fair price. Pay under ratio I think. I know there are some higher ratio variants also, but they are out of reach for most people. This is the “One” Did you guess correctly who is the GR? Presales $100-140. Most closer to $140. I think the market will flood.

Venomized #1 Cover H Incentive Gabriele Dell Otto Ledge Variant Cover

This Otto doesn’t do it for me for some reason, but it is hot for sure. I prefer it over the 1:25 wall variant. This one has lighter colors whereas is it seems most Otto covers are dark. Seems to be selling at ratio or a little over. I think it hangs out around there for a while. Try to grab at half ratio for a safe flip imo.

Venomized #1 Cover G Incentive Gabriele Dell Otto Brick Wall Variant Cover 

Another dark Venom Dell Otto. I am kinda burned out on these. I’d still take one for the right price. I think it will be a $20 book. try to grab $15 or less which might be too little to flip. The 1:50 is stealing the spotlight for this title. Presales $20-25 it seems.

Sonic The Hedgehog Vol 3 #1 Cover E Incentive Kieran Gates Variant Cover 

I’m not a believer at all. I have seen folks talk about it. If you see it for super cheap take a chance, but I don’t think anyone really cares about Sonic. It should be scarce, but I think IDW overprints in general.

Cool Covers

 Curse Of The Brimstone #1 Vertical Foldout Cover

Sweet cover and these new DC books have been good reads to me.

 Deathstroke Vol 4 #30 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Cover

Is Maury going to tell us who is the father? I’m curious to find out and I love this Mattina cover. A sure grab.

 Harley Quinn Vol 3 #41 Cover B Variant Frank Cho Cover

Cho with another epic 2 parter.

I Hate Fairyland #18 Cover C Variant Jean-Francois Beaulieu Cover

A cool post-modern style cover. It might even grab heat, but it will be a flash in the pan if it does.

 Spawn #284 Cover C Variant Francesco Mattina Virgin Cover

Image killed any spec value by ignoring the F in FOC. Either way, the cover is epic. I am grabbing a set for my PC.

Walking Dead #178 Cover B Variant Bill Sienkiewicz Cover 

I’m not sure what is up with the Joker scar, but I’m collecting the set.

Avengers Vol 6 #687 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks Cover 

Another great Brooks, he has done really well with the Avengers run and I like it as a read also.

Punisher Vol 10 #223 

I hear good things about this book and these Crain covers have been really good.

Iron Fist Vol 5 #79 (Damnation Tie-In) 

Damnation is great. I love this first-person view of someone about to get knocked out.

Justice League Vol 3 #42 Cover B Variant JG Jones Cover

Jones with a solid cover. Wonder Woman’s chest looks weird to me. The proportions look off, but I’m no expert.

Skip it




Tremendous Trump – 3x various covers

I’m so tired of these. Thankfully I think the tiny amout of spec in these is dead. They are just stupid.

Read it

 Doctor Star And The Kingdom Of Lost Tomorrows From The World Of Black Hammer #2 Cover B Variant JG Jones Cover

The title is long, but it is another book in the world of Black Hammer. I really like the world and the spinoffs are good.

 Batman Vol 3 #44 Cover B Variant Joelle Jones Cover

Grab both covers to make the pair. Super cool and I like how this whole marriage arch is going.

 Batman White Knight #7 Cover A Regular Sean Murphy Cover

A great series that I’m excited to read.

Isola #1 Cover B Variant Karl Kerschl & Msassyk Cover 

I hear really great things about this book as a read.

ROM Tales Of The Solstar Order #1 Special Edition 

ROM!!! If you don’t know, I am one of the dozen ROM fans in the world. I like the IDW run, but it isn’t amazing. I was excited to hear there is a new writer on the Movie prospect, but I’m not holding my breath.

Injustice 2 #23

Injustice is just fun. If you see trades of any of the volumes for cheap treat yourself.

 Superman Vol 5 #44 Cover A Regular Patrick Gleason Cover

I need to catch up, but Supes is good.

 All-New Wolverine #33 Cover A Regular David Lopez Cover

I’m really liking this book. It isn’t amazing, but I enjoy it.

 Analog #1 Cover B Variant Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire Cover

Cool premise. I’ll give it a shot.

Motor Crush #11 Cover B Variant Cameron Stewart Cover 

I need to catch up on this title. I read the first few and fell off. I hear it is good. This cover is good. I think I’ll grab a trade soon.

Welcome To Paradise #1 

I like to try new Scout titles. It has an interesting premise, but the title makes me think of the Greenday song.

Mindbender #6 

I’m behind, but I like it so far.


  • True Believers Thanos The First #1
  • True Believers Avengers vs Thanos #1

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.)

 Daredevil Vol 5 #600 Cover G Incentive Alex Ross Variant Cover 1:50 –  Try to grab $30 or lower to be safe. I think this one gets forgotten in a few weeks. Selling mostly ~$35. 

Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #29 – Maybe it hits double cover riding the coat tails? – Highs of $10 there was a new team up, but seems short term. 

Power Rangers – None. – I didn’t understand the PR world and even now I only still only slightly do. They were hot this week and I totally missed it. Check out DeVoe’s article for a run down. 

Wrap Up

There is a “One” and an end to the RG spec madness. I’m mostly looking forward to a few cool covers and a handful of reads. I’m not feeling fliptastic this week. Sometimes you need a break and to just kick back a read a good story. What are you scoping out this week? Did I miss anything like PR last week? Let me know and as always thanks for reading!

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