Each week hundred’s of new comics hit the stands, each with potential. Some live up to that potential. We pick the ones we think have the best shot at heating up. Here are our picks of the week for delivery 2/1/17:
This is going to be an interesting list as it is an interesting week. Big things in small packages if you will. Half the list this week is $2 or less cover price. Do not see that a lot. It is a small spec week, but when you can walk out of the store cheap and still make a profit, you are golden.
First off, I want to give a shot out to Atomic Books in Baltimore (Canton). I attended their Comic Klatch on Saturday. For $5 you get five recent (published within the past month) comics. This month they had Supergirl Being Super #1, Hulk #1, Wasp #1, Gumballs #1, and Dad’s Weekend #1 (several $6 books in that reading list for $5). I enjoyed Sours at the Eightbar (named after Dan Clowes Eight Ball) and read and discussed comics. Good time.
Anyway on to the new comic picks:
Deadly Class #26 – Rick Remender’s best book and love letter to the 1980’s (as well as semi autobiographical story). School for assassins, and nothing ever goes right.
Image Plus #10 – Seriously, this book puts out previews of books that could be hot in the future. It costs $1.99, what do you have to lose. Also, did someone mention Negan’s back story.
Nailbiter #29 – Sad that there are only two more issues left in this amazing Joshua Williamson series. I saw him this weekend and asked him if we would see the characters from the book again (hinting at a TV show I was) Joshua said “wait until issue #30”. Not sure if he caught on to what I was hinting to, but I cannot wait for the last two issues.
Yakuza Demon Killer #3 – I cannot stress how much I love this series. Demon killing Japanese Mobsters. Awesome.
Paper Girls #11 – BKV’s awesome series is back. Glad to see it back. Weird story, but a wonderful read.
The One With The Walking and the Dead
The Walking Dead #163 – Whisper War is over (went out with a whisper and not a bang), and a new story line is starting. You can jump in for 25 cents. Buy 8 copies and put them away. Even with a print run over 730,000 copies, these are still something people will want to pick up. (Years ago I sold copies of the Batman 10 Cent Adventure for a couple bucks a copy. I grabbed $4 worth at the time. Small buy in and a big pay off.) Same theory goes here. This one seller has already moved 76 have sold at $1 plus shipping of $3.50. And let’s not forget the 1:200 Variant and the 1:500 Variant (which has sold for between $90 and $199 a copy)
The Picks of the Week
True Believers Wolverine vs. Hulk #1 – Call me stupid (go on) but there is no way I can pass up a reprint of Incredible Hulk #181 for $1. The book has been reprinted several times, including the Incredible Hulk #181 Hasbro Reprint, and not forgetting The Incredible Hulk and Wolverine #1, and they sell for more than cover regularly.
True Believer Wolverine #1 – another dollar reprint. This time the classic Chris Claremont Frank Miller mini series. Claremont charges $10 to sign comics for grading, worth the price. Miller is harder to get, but get one of these signed up and graded and you will make out well. Copies already listed in the $3-4 range on eBay.
Look at that, the last three picks will only cost you $2.25 to grab. One more for $1.99. Strange huh?
That is it for me, let me know what you are specing on.
And if you missed the Spec Video from the weekend, here it is again: