The Wednesday One 09/26/18

Welcome to the night before Wednesday One! 09/26/18

This week is huge. I don’t know what to cut where. I want to grab so many especially a lot of the new titles, but I have to try to keep it reasonable, whatever that is. I say that often and hardly follow thru though. Let’s take a look at the carnage and see what is going on.


Heroes In Crisis #1 Cover F Incentive Francesco Mattina Variant Cover 1:200

This book is crazy. I really like the cover and that is a crazy high ratio. I have no idea what this book should be going for as it has sold for $90-350 today. The $90 was after the $350 and every price in between after them. With the con variant coming too I’m not sure what to think. I think the con variant helps keep the buzz up for this cover but at the same time might cannibalize some of its sales. I wouldn’t go over $150 (It had better be cherry for that price) to be safe and even then that is too rich for my blood. This should be a pretty low print run too, but unless there some 1st app it will just be the cover and this book isn’t ongoing so it will be forgotten quickly.


Heroes In Crisis #1 Cover E Incentive Mark Brooks Variant Cover 1:100

I really like this Brooks cover, but I don’t think overall others will. I don’t expect this to do well even as a read in general. The concept just doesn’t seem appealing. It is going for $30-40 and I think it falls from there to $25-30. I still want one and will grab one if I see it at $20 or under.

Justice League Odyssey #1 Cover C Incentive Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson Sketch Cover 1:50

I don’t really like this cover, but if I find it for really cheap I’ll grab it. Only 1 sale so far for $20 and I don’t anyone is wanting it. If I see it for $10 I’ll grab it, if not an easy pass. I usually really like Dodson too.

Vampirella Dejah Thoris #1 Cover L Incentive Joe Jusko Virgin Cover 1:50

Not as good as other Jusko’s, but if I see it for the right price I’ll grab one for my PC. I don’t think many shops will get anywhere near 50 copies so it should have a pretty low run. Only 1 sale recently for $20 with a bin avail for $20. If I see it for $10-15.

Edge Of Spider-Geddon #4 Cover A Regular Aaron Kuder Cover

1st app buzz has this selling out everywhere online. The whole run so far has been really hot. Starting to go for right over cover here and there.

Punisher Vol 11 #2 Cover B Incentive Mike Deodato Jr Variant Cover 1:25

I like this cover, but don’t expect it to do much. Only 1 sold today for $20 shipped. I think it is a good $10 grab.

Spider-Geddon #0 Cover D Incentive John Tyler Christopher Variant Cover 1:25

I’m a JTC fan and I really like this cover. I think they will be easy to find. 1 sale today for $40 but a lot listed as low as $20. I think this is a $25 book. Stay under $15, better if closer to $10. They will probably flood on Wednesday, but this cover is sweet.

Spider-Geddon #0 Cover E Incentive Julian Totino Tedesco Variant Cover

This cover isn’t great. I don’t think it will be in much demand unless this is a key issue in some way.

Star Wars Doctor Aphra #24 Cover B Variant Rod Reis Galactic Icon Cover

Boba is a fan favorite and this cover is hot. I think it had an order requirement that most shops won’t meet. Already selling for as much as $15. Grab a few if you can. I think this stays a classic.


Venom First Host #5 Cover B Variant Javier Garron Cover

This cover is sweet and Venom is hot right now. This is already selling for cover to $2 over. Nothing great but if you are grabbing it anyway, grab this cover.

Cool Covers

Batgirl Vol 5 #27 Cover B Variant Joshua Middleton Cover

I love this cover and it is a def PC grab. I’ll probably grab a few as I want one slabbed.


Wonder Woman Vol 5 #55 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover

More fire swords is always a good thing.

X-Men Red #8 Cover A Regular Jenny Frison Cover

More Jenny for my PC. I like her X-23 covers.

Extermination #3 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks Cover

I don’t think most people will like this one as much as I do, but I think I have to pass as this week is so packed.

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Coronation #7 Cover B Variant Sana Takeda Subscription Cover

Love Sana’s work. I grabbed all the Dark Crystal covers, but I haven’t been grabbing these Labs.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (BOOM Studios) #31 Cover C Variant Miguel Mercado Cover

I’m not a MMPR fan but this is a cool cover and I hear these books are good reads.




Spider-Geddon #0 Cover B Variant In-Hyuk Lee Connecting Cover

I love these connecting Lee’s. I ordered 2 sets and might grab a 3rd. They are amazing.

Read it


Stranger Things #1 Cover D Variant Photo Cover

ST from Will’s perspective is an interesting idea, but I don’t know that I care to know more details of his time in the upside down. I kinda prefer the mystery. I like this cover for getting his sig. I might give it a try.

Detective Comics Vol 2 #989 Cover B Variant Mark Brooks Cover

An okay Brooks cover. Tec is solid and counting down to 1k.

Flash Vol 5 #55 Cover B Variant Howard Porter Cover

This isn’t a shabby cover by any means, but I miss those Mattinas. Flash is a pull for me.

Flash #55 

Justice League Dark Vol 2 #3 Cover A Regular Alvaro Martinez & Raul Fernandez Cover

1st cover of Upside-Down Man and I think 1st real full also, iirc the last 2 were more like cameos. I could be off on that.

Justice League Dark #3

Justice League Odyssey #1 Cover A Regular Stjepan Sejic Cover

I like this cover over the Dodsons. I hope it is a good read more than anything.

Action Comics Vol 2 #1003 Cover B Variant Francis Manapul Cover

I think I’m going to drop action. I have too much on my list and I’m meh about it.

Silencer #9

Silencer is by far one of the best DC titles. If you aren’t reading it get on it!

Realm #9 Cover A Regular Jeremy Haun & Nick Filardi Cover

Realm is pretty good. I still dig it.


Redneck #15

I don’t read this, but I know a few folks that say it is really good. If I ever get caught up I’ll give it another shot.

Moon Knight Vol 8 #199

I think this is the 2nd to last issue. Not a crowd fav, but I like it enough to finish it.

Old Man Logan Vol 2 #48

2 more left. Marvel has done so much return of Wolverine that I don’t care and prefer the old man.

Viewotron #1

This book sounds really fun and I’m in. “Features seven stories that elucidate the search for meaning in life in seven very different ways.” Also sold out in a lot of online shops so it might grab a little heat.

High Heaven #1

Grant Morrison, sold.

Zinnober #4

Great book, not enough folks reading it.

Fearscape #1 Cover A Regular Ariela Kristantina Cover

Some hack has to fight our worst fears. I’ll check it out. Sold out online too.

Friendo #1 Cover A Regular Martin Simmonds Cover

I hear it has a little of the ultraviolence. That’s just my game. Also sold out online.

Bone Parish #3 Cover A Regular Lee Garbett Cover

Interest seems to be fizzling out on this one. I missed the 2nd so I might catch up with this one.

Doomsday Clock #7 Cover B Variant Gary Frank Cover

This would be a great book if it came out on a monthly schedule. I keep forgetting about it and what is going on. Heck, I just realized we started this book in nov of last year.




Hillbilly Red-Eyed Witchery From Beyond #2
I missed #1 as it sold out quickly. I hear it is a good read though.


  • Vampirella Dejah Thoris #1 cosplay – There are 2x cosplay covers that are smoking hot. I’m grabbing a pair (bad pun) because T&A sells. I think these have long-term love especially as cosplay is getting bigger and bigger. Plus if they are doing a Red Sonja movie I think there is an outside chance they do Vampirella.
  • True Believers Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary Black Widow By Devin Grayson & JG Jones #1 – $1
  • True Believers Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary Hellcat First Appearance #1 – $1
  • True Believers Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary Luke Cage Fantastic Four #1 – $1
  • True Believers Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary Punisher By Garth Ennis Steve Dillon & Jimmy Palmiotti #1 – $1
  • True Believers Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary Punisher War Journal By Carl Potts & Jim Lee #1 – $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.)

Justice League Vol 4 #8 Cover C Incentive Jim Lee Pencils Only Cover 1:100 – I love these pencils covers and this may be the hottest one yet. This seems to be hanging around $90 and I think it sits around that give or take $10. Try to grab under $60 to be safe. I want a slab, but I say that about all of these pencils. The “One.” IMO a future classic. This book is all over. Some $200s and some $350-400s. Just today 2x $350 sales then a $200 sale 2 hours later. Just strange. I think there is some shilling going on too. I don’t see this book staying over $200 in 2 months. I love this cover too. If you flipped this bad boy good job $!! 

Life Of Captain Marvel Vol 2 #3 Cover C Incentive Joe Quesada Virgin Cover 1:100 – I don’t love it, but I like the hair. Too much empty space on the cover, but it will probably have a low print run. I don’t see too many listed or sold, but right over $50 seems to be the going rate. I don’t think the demand is there. I think it is a grab for $25 or less to be safe. I think it goes for $40 tomorrow, but it might die. 3 days ago was the last few sales and $80-100 which is great. This seems to be a ghost as only 1 for sale right now and it is an auction at $60 with a day left. I think it ends in that same $80-100 range. 

Ducktales Vol 4 #12 Cover C Incentive Blueprint Character-Focused Variant Cover 1:10 – I still don’t like these, but some folks are making sets. These always seem like ~$10 books. ~$15 or a little less.

Mr & Mrs X #3 Cover B Incentive Phil Noto Variant Cover 1:25 – A 1st app has this heating up. The Noto cover isn’t too shabby either. Few sold for $25 and one for $50 with a bin around $40. I think it goes for $30-35 tomorrow, I like it for $20 or less. I did grab one from midtown for ~$21. Hope to grab another at my lcs. $40-50 today makes this a winner with a number listed. 

Edge Of Spider-Geddon #3 Cover A Regular Tonci Zonjic Cover – 1st app and it sold out quickly online. I figure it will be hot like the last one was and go for ~$10. $6-8 it seems, meh. 

Batman Damned #1 Cover A Regular Lee Bermejo Cover – This is so metal. I might have to grab the Jim Lee cover also. This is the better of the 2 though. This was a read –  Seems to be $50-60ea with sets going for $100-130. This is nuts. Pun intended. Yeah, we are all tired of the bad jokes. Dickbutt. 

Justice League Vol 4 #8 Cover B Variant Jim Lee & Scott Williams Cover – If you can’t get the pencils like me, we still win with this amazing colors version. The color copy seems to get double cover which is great. 

Wrap Up

This is a big week and I’m scared how big my stack will be. I will need to make some game day cuts, but I think I say that every week. A lot of flips on the list, but most aren’t worth the time it seems. It is a big list, but it seems there is always something flying under the radar. Let me know if I missed anything and what you think will happen with the 1:200 Mattina price. Thanks for reading.




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