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 143rd edition of the open forum!
Happy 4th of July to all our friends in the states, happy belated Canada Day to all our friends in the North.
Hope you are having a safe one, no blowing off fingers with fire works. How are you spending the day?
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?
Anthony’s Pick ups:

52 thoughts on “Wednesday Open Forum”

  1. Well I’m getting pretty handy pretty quickly!
    Finish one job for the summer, the real work begins!
    Going to squeeze in a stop at the LCS after my haircut and before drywall repair.
    My grabs are:
    Black bolt
    Deadpool kills the marvel universe again
    Green lanterns
    Justice league
    Seven to eternity
    Spiderman deadpool
    Star wars
    Walking dead

  2. Any one know how to get a hold of a service rep at comixposure? I’m having problems reaching them regarding an Overdue order.

      1. They have 2 phone numbers listed on their website, both are disconnected, and they refuse to reply to several emails and they ignored a post I sent them on FB. What a shitty store. WARNING TO ANYONE AND EVERONE. Comixposure is a sham company. Buyer beware.

        1. I keep telling Anthony the need to pay him for damage control. I will not do business with them either. Their customer service sucks and they’ve done nothing to improve it. I dislike them so much I don’t even throw in my name to win the books they send Anthony to give away. Too many horror stories, they should do the comic world a favor and vanish.
          Sorry Anthony but I hope they read these comments. Hiding from taking responsibility when their service sucks is unacceptable and they should be shamed every damn time so others can avoid the headaches they cause. If they can afford the big fancy booths at most of the Comic Conventions, they can afford a few people to fix their customer service woes.


  4. My pickups
    Babyteeth 2
    Unholy Grail 1
    Stained 3
    Seven to Eternity 7
    Harley Quinn 23 (Cho cover)
    True Believers Amazing Fantasy 15
    Sacred Creatures 1
    Dollface 6
    Ash vs Army of Darkness 1
    Deadpool Kills Marvel U Again 1

  5. I placed order 2 and a half weeks ago for back issues at comicxposure and it still says unfulfilled.I have left phone message and email and have gotten no reply.Thought i would give them another chance because of bad experience i had about 2 years back but i guess things haven’t changed.

    1. Same. The first time I used comixposure I bought a bunch of back issues. It went unfulfilled and I had to go through PayPal to get my money back. That was a year and half ago. I was hoping they would have changed after a rep was on CHU defending the stores horrible track record. COMIXPOSURE IS A SCAM! BUYER BEWARE.

  6. This weeks pickups…..
    Fantastic Four #5 cgc 2.0 1st Dr Doom, and not known to most first Incredible Hulk in a full page ad.
    Walking dead #1 9.6 I already have a #1 9.6 Signature series but I found this for so cheap I had to buy it, easily double my money on the resale.
    2 x Jesse James Shirtless Bear Fighter #1
    Xmen #117 1st shadow king $12
    Flash #128 1st Abra Cadabra
    And a couple other books that will be highlighted in the next coming Weekend Specs.

      1. I thought about it but I think this is gonna be over ordered and over printed. It’s not a sleeper surprise hit, it’s already on peoples radar. I hope I’m wrong for those gambling on these but I’m steering clear. If it does heat up, it’s gonna be a slow heat…..

  7. Wow…… I totally forgot tomorrow was Wednesday. Between having the past 2 days off and shooting off a ton of fireworks not to long ago it just slipped my mind. Over the weekend I found a complete set of the All Out War storyline for cover and both covers for Batman / Elmer Fudd. I’m just going to go in blind tomorrow and hopefully I’ll get something good.

  8. I did some catching on reading over my nice 4 day weekend. One book that didn’t quite understand was AD. By Scott Snyder. I serviced book one, but when I ready book 2, I couldn’t do it any more and stopped. Can anyone explain what the book is about cuz I didn’t get it. On the other hand, I enjoyed reading deadpool vs the punisher. Beautiful art and great story. That would be a nice story to see in the big screen. Did any of you do any reading over the holiday weekend? If so what did you like and hate?

    1. I literally just finished reading the 5-part Star Wars “Screaming Citadel” storyline. I thought it started strong but finished just okay. I would have liked to find out more about the Queen of Ktath’atn’s backstory and “feeding” requirements. The whole Abersyn symbiote thing wrapped up too conveniently…they are SO dangerous (classified as “beyond quarantine” by the Empire) but were vanquished fairly quickly…did the whole colony that the queen was breeding get wiped out? And Krrsantan had a symbiote implanted into his sawed-open head…how do you really recover from that? I enjoyed the art in the Citadel one-shot and the Star Wars tie-in books, but thought the art in the Doctor Aphra books was weaker. The reg. covers on all 5 books were amazing…I particularly like the cover of Doctor Aphra #8. I wonder if we will see more of the Queen…? I am thinking of picking up a few more copies of her 1st appearance in the SC one-shot…I only bought the 1:50 cover…need to at least get a reg. cover too. Anyone speculating on her 1st appearance?

    2. I just finished reading The Dark Knight Returns. I wanted to read that and the sequel so I can then read DKIII. I’ve also started reading All New Wolverine four sisters story. I really enjoy Gabby as a sidekick to Laura.

  9. Woke up to a broken fridge. No idea what happened.
    So had to get that sorted out first thing today.
    Can’t get a guy in until Monday. Good thing my sister is the next street over and has a beer fridge in the garage.
    Between that and my cooler, we’ll make it through the weekend.
    Now to convince the missus that the beer will go bad if it gets too warm 😉
    Did manage just now to step out and get my books though so there’s that.

  10. Abirato #3
    Batman #26 (poison ivy cover)
    Daredevil #23 (variant cover)
    Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #1
    Essential Hulk volume #1
    Marvel Comics Digest ASM #1
    Spiderman Master Plan #1 (Camuncoli variant)
    True Believers Amazing Fantasy #15
    Unholy Grail #1
    Walking Dead #169

  11. Looks like we have Nightshade cast in Luke Cage but we already have Nightshade for the Black Panther film so did Marvel mess up how can there be two in the same MCU. Also Bushmaster confirmed for the big baddy both this books Captain America #164, Ironfist #15 were in Weekend Specs recently

      1. It isn’t on Midtown’s list…I assume that means they didn’t get any…I don’t think that happens very often. My LCS had a small quantity so I grabbed one.

  12. Babyteeth #2
    Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #1
    Secret Weapons #1 (managed to snag the only secret variant they had left)
    Batman #26 (Poison Ivy cover)
    Shirtless Bear Fighter (Jessie James; thanks for the heads up Tony)
    Back issue pickups include:
    ASM: 217,224, 228,233, 234, 240,242, 244
    Violator 1-3
    Marvel Spotlight #6
    Marvel Premiere 57-58
    Punisher Born full set
    Spider-man/Badrock #1B
    Peter Parker Spider-Man #13 (shout out to Adam)

  13. The one shop I went to said that they would not have their comics in until 4 or 5 pm because of the holiday yesterday, and I got an email from my main shop saying they wouldn’t have theirs in until tomorrow. So no comics for me today.
    I did get an interesting call from the “IRS” and they said I owe close to $4000 and there was a warrant issued for my arrest. I know, I know it’s a scam, but I played along and they thought they had me until I pulled the rug out from under them. I saved the # and I have been tormenting them all day and now I think they killed the # or blocked my # because now when I call it won’t go through.

    1. Nice. I love messing with scammers and or spammers that call my office phone number. I always get the small business loans calling me. So I play along, they get all excited and then when they ask how much I need, I tell them I need minimum one billion dollars. They ask how much my company makes now and I tell them I gross several billion but I want their money too.. They never learn cause they end up calling back a few days later, I think even talked to the same person twice.

  14. LCS
    Batman Elmer Fudd var (LCS had a good stack)
    Walking Dead 169
    Motor Girl 7
    Harley Quinn 23 var
    Batman 26 var
    Aliens Dead Orbit #2
    Black Road #10
    Black Science #30 Cover C Variant Matteo Scalera Spawn Month Black & White Cover
    Cable Vol 4 #1 Cover B Variant Mike Choi Marvel Hip-Hop Cover
    Calexit #1 Cover B NEXT WEEK
    Captain America Sam Wilson #22 (Secret Empire Tie-In)
    Comic Shop News #1569
    Deadpool vs Punisher #4 Cover A Regular Declan Shalvey Cover
    Dollface #5 Cover E Variant Colette Turner Artist Cover
    Edge Of Venomverse #1 Cover D Regular Francesco Mattina Cover Signed By Matthew Rosenberg (Limit 1 Per Customer) SIGNED @ Midtown
    Flash Vol 5 #23 Cover B Variant Howard Porter Cover
    Gamora #5
    Generation X Vol 2 #2 Cover A Regular Terry Dodson Cover
    Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror Vol 3 #5 Cover B Antonio Bifulco
    Hulk Vol 4 #6
    Kill Or Be Killed #9
    Man-Thing Vol 5 #4 Cover A Regular Tyler Crook Cover
    Monstress #12
    Moon Knight Vol 8 #14 Cover A Regular Greg Smallwood Cover
    Occupy Avengers #7
    Old Man Logan Vol 2 #24 Cover A Regular Andrea Sorrentino Cover
    Paklis #1
    Resist Comic Anthology – FREE
    Sacred Creatures #1 Cover B Variant Klaus Janson Cover
    Secret Empire #3 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks Cover
    Secret Empire Uprising #1 Cover A Regular Meghan Hetrick Cover
    Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1 Cover F Variant Tom Fowler Cover Signed By Jody LeHeup & Sebastian Girner (Limit 1 Per Customer) SIGNED @ Midtown
    Spencer & Locke #2 Cover A Regular Jorge Santiago Jr Cover
    Spider-Gwen Vol 2 #20
    Star Wars Doctor Aphra #7 Cover B Variant Greg Land Star Wars 40th Anniversary Cover (Screaming Citadel Part 3)
    Uber Invasion #6 Cover C Blitzkrieg Cover
    Vampblade Season Two #3 Cover A Regular Winston Young Cover
    Wonder Woman Vol 5 #26 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover NEXT WEEK
    X-Files Vol 3 #14 Cover A Regular Menton3 Cover

  15. My pick ups this week were:
    Batman #26 A&B
    Spider-Man Master Plan #1, camucoli variant
    XMen Gold #7
    All New Wolverine #22
    Harley #23 A&B
    Star Wars #33 reg and 4oth
    TWD #169
    Baby Teeth #2
    Unholy Grail #1
    Seven to Eternity #7
    Vampirella #4 cover b
    Amazing Fantasy #15 reprint
    ASM #1 reprint

  16. This week’s picks:
    Deadwood kills MU again! #1 ( covers A, B and 1:25. The 1:25 variant looks sick)
    ASM #1 true believers
    AF #15 true believers ( A good friend of mine has one of these in NM. I told him he should get it graded to protect the condition but he says it’s to pricey)
    Unholy Grail #1
    Walking Dead #1 ×2
    A LCS has a nice ASM 361 CGC 9.8 for $150. I tried to get him to hold it for me but it was on first come basis. Missed it by 10mins.

      1. Some of these places want more to grade a key book with their %s then I paid for it to begin with, They can shove it!! I’ll pay $13 for moderns and $20 for older books graded and encased by pgx they also do in house pressing and cleaning for a bit more. For what CGC would want to grade my Tales of Suspense #39 I can get 14 moderns graded or 9 pre 78 graded from pgx

  17. Picked up:
    Rat Queens (all 3 covers)
    Skybourne (Cho)
    Beanworld V4 (it is a family fight to see who reads this first; start of a new arc)
    Motor Girl (I’ll pick up all Terry Moore books)

  18. My pickups this week included…
    Aquaman 25 A (another one b/c the cover and artwork are awesome!)
    Batman 24 3rd print
    Batman 26 B
    Batman Elmer Fudd Special B (I missed this one last week…happy to find it yesterday!)
    Harley Quinn B
    Justice League A (Mera Unleashed!)
    Superman B
    All New Guardians 1:25 variant
    All New Wolverine
    Black Bolt 1:25 variant
    Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again 1:25 variant
    Spidey Deadpool
    Star Wars Rogue One Adaptation
    Diablo House RI cover (really like the artwork, but not sure I fully comprehended how the story ended).
    Sacred Creatures A
    Seven to Eternity B
    Walking Dead
    Baby Teeth
    Unholy Grail B
    Also got a few IDW Star Wars Adventures promo books…people are calling them “ashcans” but they are regular size.
    And I found a Secret Weapons #1 with the “special code”…does anyone know how it works?

  19. Happy 4th of July everyone!
    Was able to hit a couple of stores this afternoon. At least half still didn’t have their new books up yet. Was able to get the following:
    Babyteeth #2
    Batman #24 (3rd print)
    Teen Titans Special #1 (x3 for cover price, Finale of Lazarus Contract, I’m sure CHU readers know, but part 3 and the finale are selling consistently in the $11.99-$14.99 range for this storyline)
    Superman #26 (X2 Jimenez variant for the holidays!)
    Walking Dead #169
    Good hunting everyone.

  20. Anyone get any confirmations on those image blind boxes yet? Any allocation victims? I got my eggs in 6 baskets but haven’t heard anything yet.

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