Each week we go over what is being released on Wednesday and give our how’s and why’s on what we think will heat up. This week is not a huge week for new series, but we do have the return of some old favorites.
1. Saga #13– after a two month hiatus, Saga returns. With its return to a monthly shipping schedule we are looking for a pickup in previous issue sales, and interests in earlier issues. This issue is a jumping on point for readers coming off the TPB.
2. East of West #5– Hickman’s series is fantastic. We are at the point in the series where the first prints of the earlier issues should start to see an uptick in value. Even the reprints of the early issues are hard to find.
3.Walking Dead #113– Just two issues away from the biweekly shipping “All Out War” storyline which will ship about the same time as the start if the fourth season of the tv show. Past trends have indicated that issues released before the start of a season jump up in price (look at 90-93). Really, this is a book that doesn’t need to be sold as all back issues pretty much go for a premium even with the large print runs on the book.
4. Infinity #1- Marvel’s crossover miniseries has garnered a lot of buzz, to the point where some online retailers are not taking Pre-orders on the book anymore and are showing as sold out.
I will have a limited amount of Store Variants available for this one come Wednesday for $14.99 shipped if anyone is interested.
5. Ghosted #2– First issue sold out. Then it was announced this would be an ongoing. Plus it is backed by Kirkman through his studio Skybound, which almost every book he has put out has had a movie or tv deal. (Mark it, I would imagine Kirkman is working on something for this one as well.)