Wednesday Open Forum



Wednesday, the best day of the week, new comic book day. It is like your birthday in the middle of each week (well, one where you buy your own presents.)

We open things up to hear from you. A free for all.

The 97th edition of the open forum!

Back from vacation and trying to play catch up, things have been crazy here. All the same, “Don’t mess with my Wednesdays”.

As always we also want to hear about your weekly pickups.
So, What were your pick ups?
What had disappeared off the shelves?
What was sitting on the shelves?
What back issue deals did you grab?


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45 Responses to Wednesday Open Forum

  1. Alana says:

    This weeks pick ups………

    Avengers Standoff Welcome to Plesant Hill #1 1st Kobik

    Happy #1-4

    Wonder Woman #1, 7, 9 1987 1st Barbara Ann Minerva and 1st in Cheetah costume also number1 has been heating up found in a lot for cheap.

    Punisher vol2 #4 1st Microchip casting call for Netflix Punisher series.

    Punisher #11 1st Frankencastle.

    New stuff from preorders long ago……..

    Harley #2

    2 of each Supergirl Rebirth cover

    2 of each Suicide Squad #1 cover

    Was going to pick up the fallen #1 1:50 but decided against it, Banners dead died weeks ago I can’t get behind a incentive variant for a death of a character when that death doesn’t even take place in the book and happened in a different comic. If this cover was a 1:50 variant for Civil War II #3 which contains the Death of Banner would have a lot more legs.

    • Anthony says:

      Did you ever get your 100 copies of each Harley in?

      • Alana says:

        Should be here soon, the way I preorder comics now I get my whole month of comics sent the last Wednesday of every month unless I ask to have something shipped separately earlier.

    • agentpoyo says:

      I can get behind the Fallen #1 1:50 incentive variant if I can snag it at cover but yeah, I wouldn’t spend $50 or so on this variant, you’ll find it for $20 or less months from now and when Banner comes back, even less more than likely.

  2. Quick question….Do you guys think Gwenpool #5, the first time meet up of Gwenpool and Morales, could have any value behind it? Thanks

    • Rick Whitelock says:

      Everything Gwenpool is coming up roses if you wait long enough…. btw I heard she’ll be headed to the marvel cartoon universe with the avengers in the spring… she’s here for good

  3. Drew Arnold says:

    So ALL of the copies of the Suicide Squad #1 Lee Bermejo Cover had horrible spine dents at my LCS. They were cover and must have had 10-15 of them, but all were awful. I have another local store opening at noon I’m going to check out (who also sells the Cover B’s at regular price) and hopefully those will have some nicer copies. I hope this isn’t a trend with this issue.

  4. Picking up this week:
    Harley Quinn 2 Sienkiewicz cover
    I Hate Fairyland 8 uncensored cover
    Descender 14

    Suicide Squad 1 Lee Bermejo cover
    Backstagers 1 for my daughter who is in Theater in school

    Recent pickups:
    I upgraded my copy of Strangers in Paradise 1 3rd printing with cover damage to a 1st printing with some spine ticks and wear, but definitely a better copy. I plan on getting it signed, pressed, and submitted to CBCS next month.

    No spec here, but a band I like, Magic Sword, releases a new comic with each new CD that comes out. The music sounds like an 80’s TV/movie soundtrack similar to the Stranger Things soundtrack. The comics provides backstory to the music. I just picked up their second release, a 3-song EP with a related comic at a show.

  5. BED says:

    Spine dents on all the SS variants at the largest shop in Denver too

  6. xman_2 says:

    picked up Captain Marvel 1 (v7 Marvel) with Carol Danvers for $1.20 at Hastings going out of business sale.

  7. Drew Arnold says:

    Get those Runaway’s from back issue bin. Just ordered to series by Hulu!

  8. BED says:

    All Star Batman Midtown Variants signed by Scott Snyder are up now for $10.

  9. Alana says:

    Looks like a casting call for Alpha went out for Walkimg Dead today.

    • brennan says:

      The article I read mentioned alpha, then went on to say how unlikely it is for her because it’s too early.
      It’s most likely for magna or a plot line not from the books.

      • Alana says:

        It could be but filming the new season started in May so casting this late into shooting of a season would lead me to believe this character will appear in one of the last episodes of the season if not the season finale. Also since the casting is purposely not gender specific means they’re trying to hide something. To not have a gender specific casting means I think they’re casting Alpha and Beta from the same casting call. Also some say that the Whispers show up in one of the trailers, which is highly debatable but there is a scene with a horde of zombies all a white ashy color. But yes could be anybody including a new tv character.

      • Anthony says:

        I was on the white ashy zombie thing. And now with this it might be time to at least post an article.

      • brennan says:

        Either way, It’s a good thing I’ve got al these 1sts anyways no matter who it is from here on out!

  10. My Once Our Land hardcover was delivered today. Came in great shape. The artist sketch inside is pretty cool…

    Batman #5
    Black Hammer #2 (first issue was great)
    Briggs Land #1
    Daredevil Punisher #4
    Demonic #1
    Descender #14
    Justice League #3
    Poe Dameron #5
    Spawn Kills Everyone
    Suicide Squad #1 – Bermejo cover
    Supergirl #1 – Hughes cover (can never deny a Hughes cover)
    Superman #5

  11. J. Coleman says:


    Harley Quinn 2 var
    Demonic 1 var
    Manifest Destiny 22
    Briggs Land 1
    Batman 5 var
    Supergirl Rebirth 1 var
    Suicide Squad 1 var These seemed OK in TX
    Batgirl & Birds of Prey 1 var

    Hastings @ 40% off

    Last Days of American Crime 1 Remender & Tocchini!
    Nemesis 4
    Wicked + Divine 21 var
    Amazing Spider-man 1.6
    Nameless 3


    All-New X-Men Vol 2 #11 Cover B Variant Death Of X Cover (X-Men Apocalypse Wars Tie-In)
    Birthright #17
    Bloodshot Reborn #15 Cover B Variant Ben Oliver Cover
    Civil War II #3 Cover D Variant Joe Quesada Midnight Launch Cover
    Civil War II Gods Of War #2 Cover B Variant Elizabeth Torque Cover
    Dark And Bloody #6
    Descender #13
    Dredd Dust #1
    Generation Zero #1 Cover A Regular Stephen Mooney Cover NEXT WEEK
    Goldie Vance #4 Cover A Regular Brittney Williams Cover
    Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror Vol 2 #10 Cover A Eric J
    Gwenpool #4 Cover A Regular Stacey Lee Cover This is actually pretty good
    Harrow County #14
    Horizon #1 Cover A 1st Ptg Was this any good?
    House Of Penance #4
    Klaus #4
    Kong Of Skull Island #1 Cover D Variant Carlos Magno Coloring Book Cover
    Millarworld Annual 2016 #1
    Morning Glories #50 Cover B Variant Rodin Esquejo Interlocking Cover
    New Suicide Squad #22
    Ninjak Vol 3 #17 Cover B Variant Diego Latorre Cover
    Old Man Logan Vol 2 #8 Cover B Variant Death Of X Cover
    Paybacks Vol 2 #1 Cover A Regular Geoff Shaw Cover
    Prometheus Life And Death #2
    Puppet Master #17 Cover D Variant Anna Lencioni Cute Cover
    Ragnarok #9 Cover B Variant Bill Sienkiewicz Subscription Cover
    Sabrina Vol 3 #6 Cover A Regular Robert Hack Cover
    Static Shock #1 1st Ptg
    Violent #5
    Web Warriors #9
    Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #9 Cover A Regular Raul Allen Cover
    X-Files Vol 3 #4 Cover A Regular Menton3 Cover

    Atoll is now releasing the 31st……?

  12. Brennan says:

    Well, after many, many hours, my collection is finally organized. Lesson learned, do it right the first time.
    This week i grabbed:
    Back to the Future
    Civil War Spiderman
    All New Inhumans
    Uncanny Avengers Tsum Tsum Variant
    Green Lanterns
    Suicide Squad – regular and Bermejo Variant
    Supergirl Rebrith – Regular and Hughes Variant
    Birds of Prey – Regular and Variant
    Batman Variant
    Justice League Variant
    Nightwing Variant
    Manifest Destiny
    Spawn Kills Everyone
    I Hate Fairyland – F**k Fairyland Variant

  13. Drew Arnold says:

    I ended up with:
    Briggs Land X 3
    Supergirl Hughes X 3
    SS variant X2 (the best ones I could find)
    Harley #2 cover B x 1

    I’m considering picking up a few more copies of Briggs Land this week to stash, the buzz so far is very positive and of course it’s already optioned to AMC. How many did you all pick up? I’m wondering if I’m crazy 🙂

  14. schweizerdavid says:

    I found a copy of War is Hell 9, first appearance of Death.
    I passed on Briggs Land even though my dog’s name is Briggs.
    I’m glad I picked up my copy of Runaways 1 last year for less than $20.
    SS1 variants were minty in my lcs on the west coast, although the color was darker than I expected, dragging down the art a bit for me. HQ 2 variant looked awesome in person.

  15. DDP says:

    Does anyone here read Honor by Double Take? The cover to #5 for next week caught my eye and I’ll be grabbing a copy for sure. I liked some of the other cover art as well so I’m just curious how good or horrible this book might be. I’m considering grabbing 1-5 and checking it out. Any opinions out there?

    • Anthony says:

      I read 1-2 of all th books and then my lcs just stopped carrying them. They didnt sell well which is a shame because I was really behind this company and its line of books.

    • J. Coleman says:

      I grab the Super Packs of these. The price averages 2.00 per comic or less.
      I think Hastings carried these. BUT. The cover art is definitely better than interiors.
      I do enjoy the stories, though. as crazy as some of them are.

  16. Kevin winger says:

    Very disappointed in Creature.. Gun 2 rewards finally arrived today, totally trashed. They didn’t even bother to use a piece of cardboard or rigid mailer, just threw them in envelope, no backer board even. Total fail by creature. They’ve lost my support and patronage.

  17. Alana says:

    On top of using some c grade villains for Spider-Man homecoming, I guess in the MCU Mary Jane isn’t white and doesn’t have red hair as Zendaya is supposedly confirmed as MJ now. Already showing signs of disappointment with the rereboot of Spider-Man.

  18. Alana says:

    If they wanted to change her race that’s fine but find an actress with freckles and red hair, don’t insert a noxema girl without a freckle or red hair that can’t act because she’s a Disney recording artist and actor that Disney is placing in the movie. I guarantee you she’s never read a Spider-Man book in her life.

  19. A. King says:

    Only got to go to one store yesterday, pick ups included……..
    Supergirl #1a and b
    Batman #4a and b
    Superman #52a and b
    Harley Quinn #2
    Suicide Squad #1b
    Spawn Kills Everyone #1c ×2
    Gwenpool #5
    I finally got to go to my main shop and I cleaned out my pullbox on Saturday, one of the highlights I had waiting for me was Deadly Class #1-#16 that I told them to put in there as soon as I heard the news about the series. I did not have time to hit any stores today hopefully I won’t be too busy tomorrow and I can go to a couple.

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