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 110th edition of the open forum!

“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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40 Responses to Wednesday Open Forum

  1. brennan says:

    Just another week for me. Nothing too special. I’ll probably download suicide square extended cut while I wait for the blu-ray release.
    This week I plan to grab:
    Green lanterns
    Justice League
    Lil poopy superstar
    Uncanny inhumans

  2. Ryan P says:

    Want me one of those Thanos Del Mundo Hip Hop covers. Looks awesome! I keep loving his art more and more.

  3. Alana says:

    This weeks pickups…..

    Hawkman #4 1st Zantanna

    22Brides #1 1st Painkiller Jane

    Also preordered the Amazon exclusive 12.5″ Harley Quinn statue that comes with the extended Suicide Squad Bluray, DVD, and digital download it’s a really good deal as the non exclusive version of the Harley statue goes for about $50 over retail.

    • Nice on the Hawkman. What kind of condition did you get it in?

      How do you feel about the negative comments about this being bad spec with no growth potential? I tend to view the negativity as people trying to drive down prices so they can get their own copy. Same with those people saying House of Secrets 92 is bad spec.

      • Alana says:

        I got a CGC 3.0. Hawkman 4 and House of Secrets 92 are both great specs I have a graded 7.0 House of Secrets I bought 6 years ago I think I paid $65 back then lol. Hawkman I picked up for $100 I’ve been looking all year for a decent price one, from following this book for the last year it has done nothing but gone up. Hawkman 4 also completes all my JL dark keys.

  4. Alana says:

    Also Savitar premiered on Flash tonight and he was awesome looking, strangely when asked his name he said Savitar Godspeed it sounded like and he kinda resembled the new Godspeed villain.

    • Anthony says:

      He does resemble Godspeed. However I clearly heard him say “Savitar, the God of speed”

      Sent from my iPhone


      • Brennan says:

        I’ll co-sign this. I clearly hear OF between god and speed.
        I’ll also co-sign Alana on Savitar looking cool. A little too Ultrony but still really good.

      • Anthony says:

        Oh he totally looked cool. I had to rewind the clip a few times as I nearly dropped when I heard that he said Godspeed. Truth be told it could bring some heat to Godspeed appearances. He look similar.

        Sent from my iPhone


  5. schweizerdavid says:

    Picking up today:
    Squirrel Girl 14

    Reborn 2

    Coming in the mail:
    Berkeleyworks: The Art of Berekely Breathed, From Bloom County and Beyond signed and sketched. Here’s hoping for a Bill the Cat sketch but I’d be happy with Opus.

  6. OCguy72 says:

    Reading that some writers and artists are either refusing to appear at comic conventions in states that Voted for Turmp or placing special demands on those conventions!!! What the heck is going on with some people?! I understand not everyone is happy with the election results but to “punish” fans that happen to live in those states who may have not voted for him is pure stupidity. It is east to find those names by searching around a little, but I won’t be spending a dime of those who stoop to such disgusting tactics! Too bad as I really did like what some were doing with their writing and art, but this political punishment garbage crosses the line in a big way… for me anyway. Personally, I hope those conventions do not pander to them and simply don’t extend any future invites. Just my opinion.

    • Anthony says:

      I am not a hugely political guy and see the reaction as an over reaction. A lot of people said they were going to leave the country if Trump was elected and have not done so. I think it is posturing and not going to last.

    • Anthony says:

      From what I am seeing right now. Those who will not go to conventions in Trump won states will only be going to 19 states.

    • Brennan says:

      They are a bunch babies. You’re right, they’re only punishing their fans and their own wallets. It’s super silly. I’d boycott them if it effected me (I’m in Canada so it doesn’t) or if I cared more (I don’t). I know people here in Canada who are refusing to buy from the USA or even visit while Trump is POTUS. It’s silly.
      What I WILL do however, is if you remind me before the next Canadian con, I will make a point of visiting their booth and telling them I would have bought a print if they weren’t such babies.
      I bet these clowns will still ship work from their webstores to those states. I bet they’ll still cash their tax returns. If they were serious, they’d do neither.

      • OCguy72 says:

        Not sure why some Canadians won’t buy USA since almost everything here is made someplace else. πŸ˜‰

    • Lonzilla says:

      I just punish those crybabies by not buying their books so I’m down to 2 or 3 Image titles a month, same with Marvel.

  7. jclu007 says:

    I’m Canadian, so this American political landscape doesn’t really affect me much. I am not a Trump supporter nor am I a Hillary supporter. Having said that, Trump won in a fair democratic election. Anyone who is protesting that, is protesting against democracy, imo. I agree that it is ridiculous that an artist would be using politics in order to ‘punish’ their fellow Americans.

    • Brennan says:

      To me, it means they are just as ignorant and closed-minded as the people they are protesting against. If they were smart, they’d attend those events with only anti-Trump artwork.

      • jclu007 says:

        From reading your frequent posts, Brennan, I have determined that we live very close to each other and frequent the same comic shops sometimes. I was at Gotham Central this past weekend. I wonder if we have passed each other in the store. Lol

      • Brennan says:

        You are correct that we are in the same part of the country (southern Ontario), but I have never been to Gotham Central. I’m a bit further north πŸ™‚

  8. jclu007 says:

    I’m Canadian, so this American political landscape doesn’t really affect me much. I am not a Trump supporter nor am I a Hillary supporter. Having said that, Trump won in a fair democratic election. Anyone who is protesting that, is protesting against democracy, imo. I agree that it is ridiculous that an artist would be using politics in order to ‘punish’ their fellow Americans.

    On a lighter note, my pick ups this week were:
    ASM #21
    New Wolvie #14
    Harbinger Renegade #1
    Black #1, 3rd print
    Invincible Ironman #1, steam variant
    Moonshine #2
    Batman #11
    OML #13
    Reborn #2
    Uncanny Xmen annual
    Animosity #2, 2nd print
    Hillbilly #2, 2nd print
    Gen 13 #1 (’95), rolling stone homage
    Gen 13 #0 (’93) J Scott Campbell art
    Gen 13 #1 (’93) j Scott Campbell art
    Invincible Ironman #9, AoA variant
    The Gen 13s and Ironman 9 I found in back issue bins for cover price. πŸ˜€

  9. J.Marti says:

    Die Kitty Die Dan Parent cover 2b.Harvey Casper homage cover.I really like this one.I’ll probably follow the series for a few issues.Somehow Dan Parent’s good girl art always stands out to me.

  10. brennan says:

    So if you like Ryan ottley’s walking dead 150 cover and have an extra $6000 to spare:

    Just went up today.

  11. J. Coleman says:


    Harbinger Renegades 1 Djurdjevic cover
    Ether 1 reg
    Batman 11 var


    Action Comics Vol 2 #965 Cover B Variant Gary Frank Cover
    All-Star Batman #3 Cover B Variant Jock Cover
    Black Monday Murders #3 Cover A 1st Ptg
    Black Science #25
    Britannia #2 Cover B Variant Adam Gorham Cover 1st ish was great!
    Cinema Purgatorio #6 Cover D Code Pru Cover
    Control #5
    Daredevil Vol 5 #12
    Darth Vader #25 Cover B Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Cover
    Deathstroke Vol 4 #4 Cover B Variant Shane Davis Cover
    Detective Comics Vol 2 #940 Cover A Regular Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira Cover
    Detective Comics Vol 2 #942 Cover B Variant Rafael Albuquerque Cover (Night Of The Monster Men Part 6)
    Disney Star vs The Forces Of Evil #1
    Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean #1
    Doom Patrol Vol 6 #2 Cover A Regular Nick Derington Cover
    Fix #6
    Flash Vol 5 #8 Cover B Variant Dave Johnson Cover
    Glitterbomb #2 Cover A Djibril Morissette-Phan
    Howard The Duck Vol 5 #11 Cover B Variant Chip Zdarsky Last Issue Cover
    Lazarus #25
    Letter 44 #28
    Monstress #7
    Moon Knight Vol 8 #7
    Mosaic #1 Cover B Variant Marco DAlfonso Marvel Hip-Hop Cover (Marvel Now Tie-In)
    New Super-Man #4 Cover B Variant Bernard Chang Cover
    Old Man Logan Vol 2 #12
    Power Man And Iron Fist Vol 3 #9 (Civil War II Tie-In)
    Punisher Vol 10 #6 Cover A Regular Declan Shalvey Cover
    Ravening #4 Cover B Wraparound Cover
    Red Hood And The Outlaws Vol 2 #3 Cover B Variant Matteo Scalera Cover
    Resident Alien Man With No Name #2
    Scooby Apocalypse #6 Cover B Variant Dan Parent Cover
    Sex #32
    Shade The Changing Girl #1 Cover C Variant Duncan Fegredo Cover
    Shield Vol 3 #3 Cover C Variant Ron Salas Cover
    Sombra #3 Cover A Regular Jilipollo Cover English Language Edition
    Star Wars Han Solo #4 Cover A Regular Olivier Coipel Cover
    Suicide Squad Vol 4 #4 Cover B Variant Lee Bermejo Cover
    Supergirl Vol 7 #2 Cover A Regular Brian Ching Cover
    Superwoman #3 Cover B Variant Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson Cover
    Unfollow #12
    Violent Love #1 Cover C Regular Victor Santos Cover Signed By Frank Barbiere & Victor Santos (Limit 1 Per Customer) @ Midtown
    Wonder Woman Vol 5 #8 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover
    Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #12 Cover A Regular Juan Jose Ryp Cover

  12. A. King says:

    Small week for me……
    Aquaman #1b
    Superman #11a this shop had none of the Rebirth variants, I have seen more and more shops not getting many of the variants if any at all. What about you guys shops are they still getting the variants?
    All New Wolv. #2
    Thanos #1 The way I see it Marvel will probably either end this soon or reboot it, so I don’t think I am going to get another issue.
    He-Man/Thundercats #2

  13. agentpoyo says:

    FYI…. Midtown listed Violent Love #1 double autographed for cover price. Grab’em before they’re all gone.

  14. Alana says:

    Lol this is what Steigerwald’s artwork looks like when he’s not coloring in Turner sketches. My 6year old draws Harley close to that.

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