Larry's Comics Pick of the Week for 7/9/14

We always appreciate Larry from stopping by to drop speculator goodness on us. His past few weeks have been dead on. Here is Larry’s Comics pick of the week
Before I make my pick.
A public service announcement, an anti-speculator-y pick:
Don’t buy DC Comics Grayson #1
Just. Don’t. Buy it.
Make them respect THE source material.
Send a message.
It’s the re-packaging of our nerd culture for modest budget tv source material.
Publishers are now terraforming characters to better suit other media.
Dick Grayson first appeared as Robin in Detective Comics #38 1940, as Nightwing in New Titans #44 & tomorrow as an ordinary, generic homogenized action hero in Grayson #1.

Ok this weeks speculator-y pick:
Spread #1?, Too easy, It’s a lazy pick because it’s THAT good:
Death Vigil #1?, Too many talking heads.
Sherwood Texas #1? Sons of Anarchy was hot a year ago.
The Life After #1? Too obscure.
Waste of Time #1? Odd size.
My pick:
(W) Sean Ryan (A/CA) In-Hyuk Lee
• It’s 100 years after the wall-crawler’s creation, but when the Kingpin has taken Spider-Man’s ultra-powerful techno-symbiote suit, Spider-Man will need to prove once again why he is the world’s greatest super hero.
Why? retailers have not been ordering a lot of these 100th anniversary comics, & rightfully so. They are for the most part mundane. This one is special. Fans will NEVER be able to resist this Kingpin as Venom storyline. There are two covers, & you will know the one to buy. This is going to sell out fast.
This will NEVER be more than a $10 book, but it will sell forever. ( If Kingpin-Venom ever returns, it’ll be a Monsta )
Blue chip characters. Great painted art. Under-ordered.
Going on vacation this week, & internet access is “sketchy”, so Here’s next weeks pick:
Like the larger than life George Herman Ruth Jr, I’m calling my shot:
Way back, Waaaay back. Waaaaaaay back: Home run Baby!”
Five covers, all order what you want.
RAMON PEREZ cover ( my favorite )
The comic market will ultimately decide which is most desirable.
(W) Paul Kupperberg (A) Pat Kennedy & Various (CA) Adam Hughes
History is in the making in this epic finale to the acclaimed series LIFE WITH ARCHIE, as America’s most beloved character makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a friend. The unthinkable happens: Archie Andrews dies! Fans will experience an epic tale of Archie’s future sure to make headlines, generate discussion and stand as one of the most-talked about Archie stories of all time. Do not miss this game-changing tale of love, friendship and true heroism.
How on planet Earth is this not going to get mainstream media coverage?!
It’s NOT possible.
If its a slow news day its going to be everywhere.
Death of the Icon of the checkout aisle that most of the mainstream public recognize.
This book is going to be BIG.
Biggest book of Summer BIG.
The direct market has more eyes on Archie than ever before result of the genius Afterlife series. Add that to the mainstream public flooding into the 1.900 remaining direct market shops to get a copy of the “collectors item” they just saw on the news.
Archie Publications knows this will be big.
They will anticipate demand. They’ll overprint. They’ll fall short.
Supply will not meet demand.
People will be scrambling.
If you speculate on modern comic books.
You. Want. This.

21 thoughts on “Larry's Comics Pick of the Week for 7/9/14”

    1. I have heard of it but have not heard much about it. I can picture the cover which is like a note book (composition book). It is a small press book and these things can sell out, I do not see a lot of heat on it though (but have been wrong before)

  1. Besides the Archie, my pick of the week next week is Rat Queens #7 Cover B Incentive Virgin cover. I can’t even find what this cover looks like, no one seems to have a picture of it and I’ve only found it for sale on Midtown’s website.
    Hmmm.. is this one a sleeper that will be under ordered? I think it’s trying to slip through the cracks unlike the Manifest Destiny #7 Cover B that got hyped up a month before it was released..

  2. Any luck with the Spidey 100th anniversary? I grabbed a couple online but nothing at the LCS. I didn’t see any cover B variants at my three stores. I’m curious if Larry was referring to the A or B cover in his prediction.

  3. Both covers are backorder at Diamond
    The venom /Kingpin cover is the one to get.
    My shop sold out too.
    No Marvel fan can resistt that one.

  4. All five covers of Life with Archie #36 are backorder with Diamond.
    ( Get ready for one of those grinning Terry Hoknes photos in his office/lair with ALL the copies next week )

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