Wednesday Open Forum

Wednesday

 

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 142nd edition of the open forum!

Sweet, all the Solar Flares have gone out, either to the buyers directly or to James Haick and Jeremy Abbott for signing. So that is a huge relief.

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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49 Responses to Wednesday Open Forum

  1. Alana says:

    I’ve been shopping pricey books last couple of weeks. Throwing offers around left and right and Found some great deals through eBay, Amazon, back alley PayPal deals. This weeks pick ups…

    Tales of Suspense #39 1st Ironman looks to be a 5.0-6.0 but most likely has a trim. I don’t care trim or not it presents beautifully another major key down. I also like that the fan theory of Peter Parker in Ironman 2 was revealed to be true.

    Xmen #1 CBCS 3.0 another Grail down.

    Flash #106 1st Grodd appears to be a 9.0+ with a slight color touch. Again don’t care about the color touch where do you find this scarce book in high grade for super cheap? Back alley PayPal deals to foreign countries lol.

    Detective Comics #359 1st Barbara Batgirl again has slight color touch again super high grade 9.0 and again an amazing deal

    Amazing Spider-Man #15 CGC 5.0 1st Kraven Guy listed it on feebay had 20+ watchers in a couple hours wasn’t going to pass on this deal will never happen again.

    Venom #6 Mattina store exclusive cover C and cover D both 9.8 cgc got a great deal on these through texting a guy who lists his phone number on feebay listings. It’s nice to go around eBay.

    Amazing Spider-Man #315, 316 1st Venom covers.

    BabyTeeth 2 Frankie’s variant set 1in 100 with lenticular #1

    New this week

    Edge of Venomverse #1 1:50 Mattina 1st Poison cover.

    I am Groot #2 1:25

    Jean Grey #3 1:25

    Also picked up the other SDCC exclusive Living dead doll Cuddles to go with the exclusive Harley Quinn Living Dead doll, also a Pennywise one came up for preorder so bought that as well. I’ve read articles on other sites about people investing 5k in comics and what they got, believe it or not all this came in at around $5300. Now someone give me Amazing Fantasy #15 or Hulk #1 for a good deal already and I can be done!!!

  2. OC_Guy says:

    Outside of Amazing Fantasy #15, Incredible Hulk #1 and Spiderman #1 many of the mega Marvel keys can still be found at good prices. When I say “good prices” I mean in lower to mid grade they won’t run the price of a new car. Surprised that Avengers #1 can still be found for about $1300 in a non restored 2.5. I know there are no true first appearances in it, but with the movie success it has brought that franchise into a whole new light… Anyway, still thinking of an X-men #1 at some point. I remember buying a cover-less Incredible Hulk #1 for $5 back in the eighties…Those were the days! Congrats on the pick ups! This week I bought a few copies of AMS #361 before the prices crept up. CBCS 9.6, CGC 9.2 and an ungraded that looks to be in high grade for a very good price..Will add them to the ones I got on the newsstand years ago and see how much I can make right before the reviews for the movie come out!

  3. A. King says:

    I found one more Batman #24 newsstand over the weekend, probably the last one left in the wild.

  4. Brand No 7 says:

    Small week this week :

    Poe Dameron / Doctor Aphra – 40th anniversary covers. These covers have been quite cool & the completist in me says get them all. Some do well individually but I have feeling down the line a complete collection could heat up.

    Harley Quinn #22 – for my teenage daughter who perhaps unsurprisingly loves Harley

    Power of the Dark Crystal #4 – for the wife as she is big Dark Crystal fan & thought this would be a good introduction to comics for her!

    Spawn Director’s Cut Foil – the release date on forbidden Planet is next week but all nicely pre ordered.

    Image + #15 – will finish this off for the Negan story even though the trade is coming whilst still wrestling with what to do about the Image 25th anniversary box

  5. Brennan says:

    Hey everyone.
    I tried to post the names of the recent winners in the comments of those drawings, but it would seem I’m not allowed to anymore. There are no comment sections on those posts when I view from my phone. Sorry. Maybe Tony can confirm if it’s just my phone or if he disabled comments for those posts. (if you did Tony, put ads on your videos to make some moolah!)

    My picks this week are :
    Action comics
    Batman/the shadow
    Cable
    Deadpool v punisher
    Detective comics
    Venomverse
    Hal Jordan
    Image+
    Redneck
    Secret empire
    Dr aphra
    ASM
    Flash
    Hellblazer

    Have a good one everyone!!!

  6. schweizerdavid says:

    Picking up this week:
    Saga 44
    Rick & Morty 27 (the touring Rickmobile makes a stop near me and there is a live streaming R&M event online tomorrow; thinking about picking up a Rickmobile tour shirt and a Mr. Meeseeks Box ‘o Fun Game or maybe a second tour shirt for my daughter since she can’t go and they limit purchases to only 2 items)
    Eleanor and the Egret 3 (Sam Kieth)
    Scooby Doo Team Up 27 (PLASTIC MAN!!!!!)

    Maybe:
    Edge of the Venomverse 1 (thinking about picking this up solely because James Stokoe draws # 5)
    Aquaman 25 (reintroduction of Dolphin; interested just because I spent a lot of time looking for a good copy of Showcase 79 a couple of years ago for the cover)
    Power of the Dark Crystal 4 (I read the first 3 issues. They were good, but I don’t know if I am up to buying the whole 12 issue run.)

  7. JayClue says:

    Hard to find the forum with all those contest winners posts. My pick ups this week were:

    ASM #29
    Cable #2
    Doctor Aphra #8, reg and 40th
    Poe Dameron 40th
    Detective #959
    Edge of Venomverse #1, reg and Lim variant
    Awesome Hulk #20, WMD pt.2
    ‘Namwolf #3, I just read first two issues last week. It is fun, but these next 2 issues will be make or break for me on this title
    Eleanor and the Egret #3, loved the 1st 2 issues.
    Redneck #3, good read so far
    Secret Empire #5, Sorrentino variant
    JLA #9
    True Believers ASM #1 x5
    Peter Parker: Spectacular #1 hip hop x2
    Punisher #13, MJ x 4
    Spawn Directors Cut Encore #1 x2
    WW #25B
    Action Comics #982B
    And lastly I picked up a really clean ASM #265 for $18 and a 2nd print of the same book for $6

  8. schweizerdavid says:

    Hahaha! Something to look out for solely for its novelty. My lcs set out a free comic today, an official IDW one-shot that ties into the new movie somehow: Schick Hydrobot and the Transformers. It contains the first appearance of a transforming Schick Hydro razor!

  9. Louie says:

    Action comics
    Flash Suicide Squad
    Wonder woman
    Edge of venomverse
    Pops – Walgreens has a pretty sweet Superior Spider-man pop but it’s already sold out online. I will have to go hunting at the stores!

  10. Brennan says:

    170 some odd folks who want a free comic.
    10 who are willing to share their pickups for the week.

    Saddening.

    Any way this week’s open can be moved to the top of the list so it’s on page one?? Maybe that will help?

    Tony, I have no idea how you are always so chill about this stuff. Then again, I still don’t know how you manage to work, parent, be married aaaaaannnnddd keep this place up and running! Is it LMDs?? You can tell us if it’s LMDs.

  11. tim says:

    Amazing Spider-Man #29
    Beautiful Canvas #1
    The Dregs #4
    Edge of Venom verse #1(Ron Kim cover)
    Millennium The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo #1(cover A)
    Redneck #3
    Secret Empire #5(Sorrentino cover)
    Spawn 25th Anniversary #1 (Gold Foul Encore Edition)
    Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken #2
    Star Wars Doctor Aphra #8
    True Believers The Amazing Spider-Man #1

    Solar Flare #1(Baltimore Comic Con CHU variant) ~Thank you Anthony! Superb edition!

  12. Beautiful Canvas #1
    Edge of Venom verse #1 reg
    Spawn 25th Anniversary #1 (Gold Foul Encore Edition)
    Star Wars Doctor Aphra #8 (for part 5 of Screaming Citadel)
    True Believers The Amazing Spider-Man #1 x2

  13. A. King says:

    Not much for me today, pickups included…..
    Action a and b
    Spawn Director’s Cut foil #1
    I only went to 1 shop today so I’m sure I’ll get to more tomorrow.

  14. J. Coleman says:

    LCS

    Image + 15
    Saga 44
    Redneck 3 pride var
    Totally Awesome Hulk 19

    Online

    All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy #2 Cover A Regular Aaron Kuder Cover
    Babyteeth #2 NEXT WEEK
    Batman The Shadow #2 Cover A Regular Riley Rossmo Cover
    Beautiful Canvas #1 Cover A Regular Sami Kivela Cover
    Beauty #15 Cover A Jeremy Haun & John Rauch
    Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #2 Cover A Regular Mark Bagley Cover
    Black Hammer #9 Cover A Regular David Rubin Cover
    Black Panther Vol 6 #14 Cover A Regular Brian Stelfreeze Cover
    Captain America Steve Rogers #17 Cover A 1st Ptg Elizabeth Torque Cover
    Comic Shop News #1568
    Deadly Class #28 Cover A Regular Wes Craig & Jordan Boyd Cover
    Death Be Damned #4
    Dept H #14
    Detective Comics Vol 2 #957 Cover B Variant Rafael Albuquerque Cover
    Die Kitty Die Hollywood Or Bust #1 Cover A Regular Fernando Ruiz Cover
    Dying And The Dead #4
    Elektra Vol 4 #4 Cover A Regular Elizabeth Torque Cover
    I Am Groot #1 Cover A Regular Marco DAlfonso Cover
    Jean Grey #2 Cover A Regular David Yardin Cover
    Letter 44 #33
    Marvel Team-Up #100
    Old Guard #4 Cover B Variant Leandro Fernandez Spawn Month Color Cover
    Rapture (Valiant Entertainment) #1 Cover A Regular Mico Suayan Cover
    Rebels These Free And Independent States #3
    Samaritan Veritas #1
    Secret Warriors Vol 2 #2 Cover A Regular Tradd Moore Cover
    Seven To Eternity #6 Cover A Regular Jerome Opena & Matt Hollingsworth Cover
    Star Wars Adventures Ashcan – FREE – NEXT WEEK
    Suicide Squad Vol 4 #18 Cover A Regular Tony S Daniel Cover
    Underwinter #3 Cover B Chip Zdarsky
    Unholy Grail #1 Cover B Variant Francesco Francavilla Cover NEXT WEEK Cullen AGAIN!
    Unsound #2 NEXT WEEK
    World War X #6 Cover B Variant Nick Percival Cover
    X-Men Blue #4
    X-O Manowar Vol 4 #3 Cover C Variant Tomas Giorello Cover
    Zombie Tramp Origins #1 Cover G Variant Dan Mendoza Replica Cover NEXT WEEK

  15. Jack says:

    Spawn gold foil
    Secret Weapons #1 cover A “Secret Variant”-Valiant secretly hid a random number of these issues. To distinguish a regular cover A from the hidden secret variant look carefully on the inside cover after “first printing”. Some have an interesting code filling the language. It’s a deliberate part of a cool promotion and will add to the story.

  16. Eric R says:

    Pretty light week in terms of pick ups…
    Redneck #3 (Pride variant X2)
    Teen Titans Special #1 (Lazarus Finale X4)
    Deathstroke #19 (Lazarus Part 3 X2)
    Spawn #1 Director’s Cut Encore Foil X2
    Namwolf #3 variant

    For the PC this week, Legion of Superheroes #37 & #38 (Good bye to Superboy storyline). Always wanted these books to go along with Alan Moore’s good bye to Superman issues. Very cool read!

    Good hunting everyone!

  17. Andrew Cantrell says:

    Ebay pickups
    Marvel Graphic Novel #17 (Apocalypse’s debated first appearance)
    Ultimate Spider-man 60-64 (about the only reasonable priced Carnage stuff these days, haha)
    Namwolf 1 & 2 (A & B covers for both)
    Wolverine Origins 3-19 (mainly for 1st Daken)

    LCS pickups
    Spawn #275 25th Anniversary (A)
    Edge of Venomverse 1 (A)
    Redneck 3 (A)
    Punisher 13 (B)
    Namwolf 3 (A); I will say this is probably one of the hardest titles to find in my area.

    Still need to try to find a Shirtless Bear Fighter #1, My main LCS sold out last week after 1 hour!

  18. Ken M. says:

    Got back into comic collecting last fall, and have gone a little nuts since then as this post will show. My pickups for this week:

    MEDISIN #2 CVR B BRAME
    ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #4
    NAMWOLF #3 A & B
    REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #4
    BATMAN ELMER FUDD SPECIAL #1 A & B
    JONAH HEX YOSEMITE SAM SPECIAL #1
    JONAH HEX YOSEMITE SAM SPECIAL #1 VAR ED
    ACTION COMICS #982 (wanted B, got A)
    BATGIRL #12 VAR ED
    BATMAN BEYOND #9 VAR ED
    BATMAN THE SHADOW #3 (OF 6)
    BATMAN THE SHADOW #3 (OF 6) RISSO VAR ED
    BATMAN THE SHADOW #3 (OF 6) SALE VAR ED
    BLUE BEETLE #10 VAR ED
    DETECTIVE COMICS #959 VAR ED
    FLASH #25 (wanted B, got A)
    HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23 VAR ED
    HELLBLAZER #11 VAR ED $3.99
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 VAR ED
    KAMANDI CHALLENGE #6 (OF 12) VAR ED
    MOTHER PANIC #8 VAR ED (MR)
    SUICIDE SQUAD #20 VAR ED
    SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER #4 (OF 4)
    TEEN TITANS #9 VAR ED
    WONDER WOMAN #25 VAR ED
    BLOOD BROTHERS #1 CVR A CABA
    PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HERO KILLERS #2 CVR A WOODS
    MAGDALENA VOL 4 #4
    PAKLIS #2
    REDNECK #3 (MR)
    SAGA #44 (MR)
    EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1 (OF 5)
    MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #6 SE
    OCCUPY AVENGERS #8 SE
    SECRET EMPIRE #5 (OF 9)
    ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY ANNUAL #1 SE
    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #29 SE
    INFAMOUS IRON MAN #9
    STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #8
    STAR WARS DROIDS UNPLUGGED #1
    STAR WARS POE DAMERON #16
    X-MEN BLUE #6
    SECRET WEAPONS #1 CVR A ALLEN
    X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 CVR A LAROSA

    I think there were a handful more that weren’t originally scheduled for this week. I’m still in the “I want everything” phase, but I’ll need to come up with a better buying strategy – that’s another post for another time, though.

  19. A. King says:

    I saw the new Transformers movie over the weekend. In my opinion if you have not been yet …….STAY AWAY!!!! I thought the first one was great, but each one after has gotten worse.

    • JayClue says:

      All Michael Bay movies suck. Including the entire Transformers franchise.

      • Anthony says:

        There is an Advance Auto Parts store deal where you can get a free Transformer action figure exclusive. Search eBay for Valvoline Transformer and look at closed auctions. And yes, Michael Bay sucks. I haven’t watched any of the transformers movies because of him.

      • JayClue says:

        Ah, yes. The ever elusive Valvotron. The greasy autobot. i don’t want to know what, or who, valvotron is lubing up. Lmao.

      • Anthony says:

        Someone has to lube the auto bots.

  20. Anthony says:

    Here are my pick ups, mail call, nd $1 antique store raid.

  21. Birdman says:

    Here are my pickups…

    Action – B
    Aquaman #25 – A & B (missed it last week) – new artist looks awesome!
    Detective – B
    Flash – B
    Teen Titans – B
    Suicide Squad – B
    Wonder Woman – B
    Scooby-Doo Team-Up (Plastic Man!)
    Amazing Spidey
    Cable – variant
    Darth Vader #2 (from last week) – picked up a few more reg. copies b/c of last page; scored two 1:25 variants last week
    Defenders – variant
    Doc Aphra
    Edge of Venomverse – reg., Lim variant & 1:50 variant
    Jean Grey variant
    Punisher – MJ cover
    Secret Empire – Hydra Hero cover (Cap)
    SpiderGwen – MJ cover
    Totally Awesome Hulk
    Redneck – reg. & pride cover
    Saga
    Spawn Gold Foil Encore Edition
    Namwolf – reg.

    I could not find the I Am Groot 1:25 variant or MJ cover at any of the 3 shops I visited. Only two of the shops got a small volume of the Spawn foils in. I passed on the Star Wars Droids Unplugged because it was too cartoony for my taste.

  22. Bobby Mansfield says:

    My pick ups
    Deadpool vs Punisher 5 (Stegman cover)
    Edge of Venomverse 1 (Mattina cover)
    Flash 25 (Porter cover)
    Namwolf 3 (Conley cover)
    Redneck 3
    Punisher 13 (MJ cover)
    Medisin 2
    Spider-Gwen 21
    True Believers ASM 1
    XO Manowar 4
    ST:TNG Mirror Broken 2
    And Spawn Dir Cut encore if I can find one

  23. michael cox says:

    Spawn 25th gold foil back up at midtown.just ordered some

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