It’s that time again, each week we rush off to our local comic shops (well, most of us as I know a lot don’t have local shops near by so they do their order’in online) to snag our monthly pulls to read, snag the books we think can net us some more money so we can just do it all over again next week. Buy, Read, Read and Comment on CHU, Sell, Repeat.. it’s a rinse, recycle and repeat for most of us I’m sure.
So, let’s do the same thing we did last week.. but with different books.
Savage Things #1 (Vertigo) – It’s a new Justin Jordan book, from Vertigo. Of course it’s a must check out for us Jordan fans. I expect low print runs on this, could be a potential hit.
Also I must mention the Death of Hawkman #6 Bill Sienkiewicz Variant. I knew right when I saw this at DC’s normal cover price, these were gonna sell out. Sienkiewicz has been hot lately, so grab’em and buy’em, then flip a few. They’re already selling above cover price and this is one of their not as popular characters, so expect lower print runs. This will likely be that steady $10-$20 book years from now. Honestly, cover A is pretty bad ass as well if you ask me.
Star Wars #29 (Marvel) – Why not America #1? Well, there’s gonna be a billion of them and honestly, it just looks like another cash grab attempt at Marvel with a superhero no one really cares about all that much. I pick Star Wars, cause I love Yoda and this one has Yoda on it and in it. Yoda is awesome. Yoda is better than ‘Merica..
Small Publisher Pick
Extremity #1 (Image) – All my local shops, most of the employees have claimed they are looking forward to this new series. It’s a new Skybound book, so it has potential to get media attention since Kirkman now has his ties into the world of TV and Movies. Besides all that though, the book looks interesting. It’s a definite pick up to read and has that potential for a flip for profit. So grab 2 if you can, one to read, one to sell.
Of course can’t go without mentioning Walking Dead #165 which hits stands and we get to find out what is going to happen to Alexandria and will Negan and Rick continue to be partners, it certainly seems that way and I hope it actually continues, I think making them end up as partners in the apocalypse is even better than one of them dying and the other moving on.
Also, Nailbiter hits stands with it’s last issue of the series. It was a great run, stopping at #30 and I’m sure it’s not the last we’ll see of these characters.
I was going to pick Royal City #1 but I think Extremity will be the bigger book this week. Don’t get me wrong, Lemire is awesome, you should pick up all his stuff, but Royal City #1 is a more anticipated book from a more established writer/artist with a fan base, so it’s going to be a slow turn if it does end up heating up.
Sorry Rat Queens.. you had your chance, I’m not bothering.. It’s just never been the same without Roc and Wiebe went off and Wiebe’d himself with this book. It fell fast because of the poor writing. It started off so strong but it’s like he ran out of ideas really quick.
Smoketown #1 (Scout Comics) – I love these types of stories that piece it all together from different views. From Scout Comics, this could be a hit and I expect small print run on these.
“From acclaimed writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia, Last Sons of America), and introducing artist Scott Van Domelen, comes the first in an interconnecting series of chapters in the tradition of David Lapham’s Stray Bullets, Brubaker/Phillips’ Criminal, and Pulp Fiction. Each chapter explores the final days of a murdered soldier from a new perspective, each one exposing the criminal side of a small industrial Pennsylvania town. In Chapter One, ‘Killing Marcus,’ after a life-or-death situation, a battered wife and mother has until sunrise to cover up her husband’s murder, not knowing that her actions have set her up for a confrontation with some even more dangerous people.”
That’s all folks…