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 153rd edition of the open forum!

 

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?

I finally listed a ton of exclusives I have extras of, cheap. Trying to raise more funds for Baltimore this weekend and NYCC next weekend. you can see my $5 or less sale here.
And you can see all my comics for sale here.

 

And here is my new comic haul:

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61 Responses to Wednesday Open Forum

  1. Alana says:

    Now that I’ve seen some other poison characters, I believe What if? The other. is 1st Poison. Not all the Poison characters are white example Poison Deadpool.

  2. Richard G says:

    Baltimore Comic Con around the corner ,, can’t wait!!

  3. David Billadeau says:

    Just read the Realm #1…loved it! It’s going to be a great series!

  4. Lonzilla says:

    Going to Baltimore Comic Con for the CGC onsite, hoping there’s exclusives that are worth picking up. Haven’t seen a full list anywhere

  5. A. King says:

    I got one of my boxes of comics I pre-ordered, and guess what one of the comics I got was? TWD #171 pink signature, I lucked out there. The only thing I’m really looking for tomorrow is anything Metal. I did pick up another set of Realm #1a and b over the weekend. I hope you guys are watching Rick and Morty this is the best season yet.

  6. CHRISTIAN QUINTOS says:

    Does this week’s Invincible #140 have a secret signature variant? I’m curious since its a Kirkman title with the same variant cover artist.

    • A. King says:

      I was going to ask the same thing about Gasolina.

      • Brennan says:

        I got the Gasolina b cover and none at my shop had a different coloured signature. For what it’s worth. I have asked my LCS to pull any image titles they get with a different coloured signature.

  7. Richard Guevara says:

    so I know midtown comic tend to have some signed comics up for cover price at times. What’s the best way to find out what new ones they offer for cover?

    I know I got the All-new wolverine #16 for cover or well under due to their discount plus shipping when it was mentioned in article posted here before.

    • Anthony says:

      I always look on the weekly lists for books. But you can search by “signed” and sort by newest. From there , you have to scroll down past all the pre-order status ones until you get to the listed ones. Those are the newest.

  8. Lonzilla says:

    Power Pack #1 is heating up. Looks like the movie is on

  9. Richard Guevara says:

    Looks like we’re getting Phoenix variants coming in December from Marvel.

    This Spider-Gwen one is the one that pops out to me most so far.

  10. Brennan says:

    Hope it’s been a good week for everyone!
    I have not yet touched my books from last week, but I’m sure I’ll eventually get to them!
    Pretty busy last week getting ready for the wedding but that’s over now! It went super well. She actually showed up and our guests had a great time! Pretty sure we cost the venue money due to the flat rate open bar…our families can really put it away!

    So now that I’m married there are no books this week….JUST KIDDING!! HEHEHEE

    This week I am getting:
    Batman #31
    The Red Death #1
    Green Lanterns #31
    Invincible #140
    Justice League #29
    Nightwing #29
    Spectacular Spiderman #4
    Royals #8
    Shirtless Bear Fighter #4
    Star Wars Annual (UGHH) #3
    Superman #31
    Renew Your Vows #11
    Wild Storm #7
    Venomverse #3

    Take it easy everyone!

    • Cody says:

      You think you’re kidding but just wait….πŸ˜‚

      • Brennan says:

        Lool
        Nah, she’s good for my comic addiction. It’s my only hobby expense really, and it’s still cheaper than golf. Her brother is a big collector as well so she gets it.
        Worst case scenario I’ll have to cut it back to my favourite titles, but I’ll never have to stop unless I choose to.
        Keeping the basement all to myself….that likely has a short shelf life.

    • JayClue says:

      Why the ugh for Star Wars Annual #3?

      • Brennan says:

        Lol
        Ok so I email my LCS in the am to set aside books I may not have on my pull, and I just copy pasta’d it this week. I have this running gag with them about annuals. I hate them. They’re usually a waste of money and rarely does anything to advance the series. Im not crazy about cute little quickies by guest artists etc. BUT… if I don’t get it then there’s a hole in my collection.
        Now, I don’t mind out of continuity stories as long as it’s like a one shot (one story per book!) And not some cutesy pointless waste of time.
        Just my opinion.

  11. agentpoyo says:

    Aquaman Middleton variant was non-existent in my area.. Even Austin Books didn’t have any.. Misbeggoten was hard to come by as well. One shop had them and only 1 x Cover C variant, had about a dozen of the others.

    Also one shop had zero Bloodshot Salvation.. I found that odd one shop was completely out, only had enough for subscribers.

    Also out of both shops, there was only 1 x Phil Hester cover available (which of course I grabbed).

  12. Drew Arnold says:

    Picked up Totally Awesome Hulk 23 x2 (my shop had 4 of these), TAH 22 2nd print, and Invincible 140

    • agentpoyo says:

      What’s up with TAH #23, saw it sold out online at most shops but when I skimmed it, seemed like a whole lot of nothing special going on..

      • Brennan says:

        Lol
        It’s because it says weapon x in the description. People probably stopped reading there and assumed it’s more weapon h stuff.
        Either that or they figure since 22 was valuable 23 must be as well.
        Aahhh sheeple.
        Gotta love em.
        Perhaps we can make a quick buck flipping these tonight before it dies.

      • JayClue says:

        The only thing special about TAH 23 is it has a classic Hulk cover swipe by Cho.

  13. Eric R says:

    Pick ups this week:
    Captain Phasma (1:15 variant)
    Star Wars Annual 3 (variant)
    TAH #23 (love that homage cover by Cho)
    TAH #22 2nd print

    Cool finds for the week:
    The Realm #1 Tony Moore variant X 2 for cover
    Ordered The Realm #1 (Castlevania variant X 3)-loved Castlevania when I was younger and really dig the artwork

    Good hunting everyone!

  14. schweizerdavid says:

    Not picking anything up this week.

    I picked up Grrl Scouts Magic Socks 1-4 last week from Jim Mahfood himself. Once I read them, I may pick up #5 out this week. I read the Realm 1 and was not impressed enough to continue the series; I may be in the minority on this one. Berke Breathed is releasing a signed complete Bloom County set for $99 on his website for those of us old enough to remember reading Opus and Bill in the papers. RIP Harry Dean Stanton. My local theater is putting on a HDS festival starting with Repo Man on Saturday.

  15. Ken M. says:

    Long list, didn’t miss out on much. No Dark Ark, but wasn’t really interested in that one, anyway. The damage so far:

    WORLD OF ANIMOSITY #1 CVR A RAFAEL DE LATORRE
    UNHOLY GRAIL #3
    SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #23
    BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA OLD MAN JACK #1 MAIN & MIX
    BLACK HAMMER #13 MAIN
    DEPT H #18
    AQUAMAN #28 VAR ED x2
    BATMAN #31 VAR ED
    BATMAN THE RED DEATH #1 (METAL) – damaged, but a couple on the way from Midtown
    BATWOMAN #7 VAR ED
    CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #12 VAR ED (MR)
    GREEN ARROW #31 VAR ED
    GREEN LANTERNS #31 VAR ED
    HARLEY QUINN #28 VAR ED
    INJUSTICE 2 #10
    JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 VAR ED
    NIGHTWING #29 (METAL) Got Cover A, B is in the mail
    SUPER SONS #8 VAR ED
    SUPERMAN #31 VAR ED
    TRINITY #13 VAR ED
    WILD STORM #7
    WONDER WOMAN CONAN #1 (OF 6)
    BUG THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #4 (OF 6) (MR)
    BUG THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #4 (OF 6) VAR ED
    GAME OF THRONES CLASH OF KINGS #4 CVR A MILLER
    STAR WARS ADVENTURES #2 CVR A CHARM
    STAR WARS ADVENTURES #2 CVR B CHARRETIER
    SAMURAI JACK QUANTUM JACK #1 (OF 5) CVR A OEMING
    STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #11 CVR A CALTSOUDAS
    DESCENDER #24 CVR A NGUYEN
    GASOLINA #1 CVR A
    GENERATION GONE #3
    HORIZON #14
    INVINCIBLE #140
    US AVENGERS #10 SE
    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #11
    AVENGERS #11 SE
    JOURNEY STAR WARS LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA #2 (OF 4)
    PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #4
    STAR WARS ANNUAL #3
    STAR WARS POE DAMERON #19
    STAR WARS POE DAMERON #19 25th Anniversary Cover
    VENOM #154
    VENOMVERSE #3 (OF 5)
    X-MEN GOLD #12
    BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 CVR A ROCAFORT
    SECRET WEAPONS #4 (OF 4) CVR A ALLEN

    • agentpoyo says:

      Give me your Shirtless Bear Fighter Rivera cover.. none of my shops got them..

    • agentpoyo says:

      Also, the Misbegotten Monroe homage cover was plentiful out of the ones at the shop that had them. It was the Cover C that they only got 1 in out of them all.

  16. azbarbarian says:

    Bloodshot Salvation – Pre-order Variant
    Invincible 140
    Star Wars Annual

  17. Kirk Lange says:

    Dark Ark #1 – Cover A x2
    Bloodshot Salvation #1 Pre-Order Variant x7

  18. agentpoyo says:

    My pickups from the local shop today:

  19. A. King says:

    After last week, I took it easy today…….
    Dark Arc #1a
    All 3 Metal comics
    Rose #6b still had one left over from last week

  20. J. Coleman says:

    LCS

    Totally Awesome Hulk 23
    Generations Thor 2nd print
    Batman 31 reg cvr
    Harley Quinn 28 var cvr

    Online

    Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows Vol 2 #10
    American Gods Shadows #6 Cover A Regular Glenn Fabry Cover
    Aquaman Vol 6 #27 Cover A Regular Stjepan Sejic Cover
    Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 #2 Cover A Regular Mike Deodato Jr Cover
    Batwoman Vol 2 #6 Cover B Variant Michael Cho Cover
    Bitch Planet Triple Feature #3
    Black Magick #8 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover NEXT WEEK
    Briggs Land Lone Wolves #3 Cover B Variant Jeffrey G Jones Cover
    Comic Shop News #1580
    Dark Nights Metal #1 Cover C Variant Jim Lee Cover
    Descender #23 Cover B Variant Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen Interlocking Cover
    Divinity Vol 4 #0 Cover A Regular Juan Jose Ryp Cover
    FOOM Magazine NEXT WEEK
    Generation X Vol 2 #5
    Generations Phoenix & Jean Grey #1 Cover A 1st Ptg Regular Stephanie Hans Cover
    Graveland #1 NEXT WEEK
    Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror Vol 3 #8 Cover A Eric J
    Hammer Comics Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter #1 Cover B Variant Caroline Munroe Hammer Glamour Cover NEXT WEEK
    Horizon #13
    I Hate Fairyland #15 Cover B Variant Skottie Young F*ck Fairyland Cover
    John Carpenters Tales Of Science Fiction Vault #3 NEXT WEEK
    Kill The Minotaur #3
    Luke Cage #4
    Malefic #1 NEXT WEEK
    Mighty Thor Vol 2 #22 Cover A Regular Russell Dauterman Cover
    Noir Alley Promo Comic NEXT WEEK
    Regression #4
    Secret Weapons Vol 2 #3 Cover B Variant Afua Richardson Cover
    Shadow Vol 7 #1 Cover B Variant Michael Kaluta Cover
    Sheena Vol 4 #0 Cover A Regular Emanuela Lupacchino Cover
    Silver Surfer Vol 7 #13
    Southern Bastards #17 Cover B Cliff Chiang
    Spider-Men II #2 Cover B Variant Jesus Saiz Connecting B Cover
    Star Wars Rogue One Cassian & K-2SO Special #1 Cover A Regular Julian Totino Tedesco Cover
    Star Wars Vol 4 #34 Cover B Variant Daniel Acuna Star Wars 40th Anniversary Cover
    Superman Vol 5 #29 Cover B Variant Doug Mahnke Cover
    Winnebago Graveyard #3 Cover B Variant Emi Lenox Cover
    Wonder Woman Vol 5 #31 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover NEXT WEEK

  21. Chris Meade says:

    Sabrina The Teenage Witch is going to get a CW show.

  22. Richard Guevara says:

    Question for everyone. When starting to fill a new long/shortbox how do you keep your comics standing when there’s not enough to keep them up?

  23. Karl says:

    Gasolina – 2 x ashcan and a bunch of a and b covers.

    Dark ark – 1 retailer appreciation and then a few of the a and b covers.

    Now have 6 copies of Sink cover A and 3 copies of cover b (all at face value). At the moment the market seems to be flooded with them so I’m going to hold them for a short while.

    I’ve sold a few Realm #1 sets but again thinking of holding onto the remainder to see if you does a Calexit. I have 5 copies of the comic quest transilvania cover… again holding those as they were limited to 500 copies.

  24. Birdman says:

    My pick-ups yesterday included…

    Aquaman – B x 3
    Batman – A (not a fan of the B variants for this title)
    Batman The Red Death
    Harley Quinn – B
    Nightwing – A + B
    Super Sons – A + B
    Superman – A
    Trinity – B
    Avengers – Venomized Loki
    Captain Phasma – 1:15 and 1:25 variants
    Invincible Iron Man – Venomized Dr. Doom
    Jean Grey – Venomized Phoenix
    Poe Dameron
    Totally Awesome Hulk
    Venomverse – Poison variant
    Star Wars Annual – B
    WW Meets Bionic Woman – Staggs virgin variant
    Star Wars Adventures – 1:10 x 2
    Gasolina A + B
    Shirtless Bear Fighter – B
    Black Eyed Kids
    Dark Ark – A + retailer variant
    Bloodshot Salvation (pre-order edition) – an unexpected surprise…came bagged with a separate black + white “not for individual sale” version of just the main story and a few xtra pages on history/biology of Bloodshot + one page editor interview. The reg. color book has a Ninjak # 1 preview and 8 design/commentary pages that the B+W version doesn’t have. Since it was two books for the price of one, I thought it was a no-brainer.

    I saw no copies of the Peter Parker – Venomized Aunt May at 4 different shops. I wish I had requested another Shirtless B – great cover. One shop already had the Batman Day HQ books out so I grabbed 2 of each. Two of the stores (same chain) had about 12 copies of the Dark Ark retailer variant…almost more than total A + B covers…I thought it would be more scarce…maybe that’s why Midtown’s price was cover…? Not happy with the condition of some of the DC books lately…lotsa spine dents…especially Flash and TT last week…prefer not to chase minty books!

  25. Michael Cox says:

    Check this out Lady Death: Killers #1 – Amazing Edition go to lady death store.Limited to 199 serially numbered copies.Pretty neat cover .Had to get one Went on sale today.

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