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 154th edition of the open forum!

Getting ready for NYCC, who is going?

 

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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38 Responses to Wednesday Open Forum

  1. Richard Guevara says:

    I’m glad it’s a smaller week for me

    Batman 32
    Batman the dawn breaker
    Justice League 30 Cover B
    Harley Quinn 29 Cover B

    And maybe Batman the White Knight but I mean knowing myself I’ll pick it up haha

  2. Wells Floyd says:

    Looking forward to Slots and I had to pick up the venom 155 Mattina. I love the cover despite months and months of Venom overload.

  3. A. King says:

    I’m just organizing some books right now. I’m not sure what I’ll be getting tomorrow or if I’ll even have time. Hope everyone going to NYCC has a great time. Did anyone that ordered Sink #1 from their site get the package yet, if so what kind of shape did it come in?

  4. Michael Cox says:

    Mine great also

  5. Big Mac says:

    Same here! Received Sink #1 set and they are in NM or better easy!

  6. Brennan says:

    Hey everyone!
    Been a pretty slow week for me. Not too much to report. Got a few small appliances…it’s nice to make toast without the oven again!

    3D printed a cool bust of Groot at a training session for work the other day. I’ll try to remember to take a pic when I get home and post it for you. It’s pretty cool! Next will probably be the butter robot from Rick and Morty.

    This afternoon I am picking up:

    All-Star Batman #14
    Batman #32
    Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1
    Batman: White Knight #1
    Black Bolt #6
    Green Lanterns #32
    Justice League #30
    Manifest Destiny #31
    Nightwing #30
    Royals #9
    Spider-Man/Deadpool #22
    Spread #22
    Star Wars #37
    Darth Vader #6
    Superman #32
    The Walking Dead #172
    Venomverse #5

    • Brennan says:

      Add on :
      My shop got the marvel lenticulars so I got one of each title, along with the extremity and I hate image walking dead variants. Plus the evolution ashcan .
      Successful but expensive day!

  7. Eric R says:

    Good week picked up great books:
    Star Wars 37 (action figure variant)
    Captain Phasma #3 (1:25 variant for $6)
    Darth Vader #6
    Regression #5 (Walking Dead tribute cover)
    Hillbilly #8
    Harley Ivy Betty & Veronica (Hughes variant X2)
    Walking Dead 172
    Punisher Platoon #1 (Welcome back Garth Ennis!)

    PC Pickups this week:
    Batman #366 (1st Jason Todd in Robin costume with Joker cover Mint $37.50)
    Detective #523 (1st Killer Croc cameo for $30 NM+)

    Comic book store about 40 minutes from my house had $2 and $1 book sale last weekend and I went diving for treasures (for about 2 hours straight) and couldn’t believe that I got the following:
    Gen 13 #12 Campbell Fairchild cover $2
    Marvel Comics #175 (last issue) $2
    Tomb Raider #47 (Hughes cover) $2
    Lady Rawhide #3 (Hughes cover X2) $2 each
    Batman #24 (1st print), #25, #26 $1 each
    Totally Awesome Hulk #19 $2
    Weapon X #5, #6 $1 each
    Edge of Venom Verse #1-#5 for $1 each

    Good hunting everyone!

  8. JayClue says:

    I came across an image/sky bound Ashcan at my LCS today called ‘Evolution’. May want to keep your eye out for it today.

    • Brennan says:

      I got mine! My LCS puts these straight into my box when they come in, no matter the title.

      Slots had one last week.

      FYI they are 1 per store.

      It’s only worth about $7 Canadian at the moment but hold on to it because in my experience they go up. Gasolina and kill the minotaur are worth trying to sell at this point.

  9. Lonzilla says:

    Got most of the B&W Walking Dead tributes at cover price, but the Slots one was sold out so had to settle for the color version.
    A new Punisher MAX series by Garth Ennis? Yes please!
    Went to a small show on Sunday and got a killer commission piece done by Ron Wilson of The Scarecrow. The 70’s Marvel horror hero who was only in 3 books back in the day (Dead Of Night #11), not the 80’s Marvel villain or the DC one

  10. Ken M. says:

    Another decent haul this week, although not as lengthy a list. Plus one cool item that I’ll mention at the end. The purchases:

    ALL STAR BATMAN #1
    ALL STAR BATMAN #14 ALBUQUERQUE VAR ED
    ALL STAR BATMAN #14 FIUMARA VAR ED
    BATMAN THE DAWNBREAKER #1 (METAL)
    SHADOW BATMAN #1 CVR D NGUYEN
    SHADOW BATMAN #1 CVR G PORTER B&W
    GREEN HORNET 66 MEETS SPIRIT #4 (OF 5) CVR A TEMPLETON
    BANE CONQUEST #6 (OF 12)
    BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #1 (OF 7)
    BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #1 (OF 7) VAR ED
    BATMAN #32
    CYBORG #17 VAR ED
    DEATHSTROKE #24 VAR ED
    GREEN ARROW #32 (METAL)
    GREEN ARROW #32 VAR ED (METAL)
    GREEN LANTERNS #32 VAR ED
    HARLEY QUINN #29 VAR ED
    INJUSTICE 2 #11
    JUSTICE LEAGUE #30 VAR ED
    NIGHTWING #30 VAR ED
    SUPERMAN #32 VAR ED
    SLOTS #1 CVR A PANOSIAN
    ELSEWHERE #3 CVR A KESGIN & RILEY
    REGRESSION #5 CVR A LUCKERT & ENGER
    WALKING DEAD #172
    CANNIBAL #8
    AVENGERS #672 LEG
    IRON FIST #73 LEG
    VENOM #155 LEG
    X-MEN GOLD #13 LEG
    JOURNEY SW LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA #3 (OF 4)
    SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #22
    STAR WARS #37
    STAR WARS DARTH VADER #6
    VENOMVERSE #5 (OF 5)
    TICK 2017 #1

    I think that’s it – didn’t land a Harley/etc. Hughes cover, but it wasn’t on my pull list. But, as I was getting ready to leave, my LCS person said she had one more thing for me, then plopped an Avengers promo photo on the counter. But, after focusing in on the photo (more like an art piece, really), I noticed a signature on the front – Stan Lee! I was just thinking the other day that I would probably never make it to a comic con where he is signing given his age, so a very cool gift/prize from the LCS.

  11. Will says:

    I thought White Knight was a great read.

  12. JayClue says:

    My pick ups this week were:

    PC
    -White Knight #1
    -Hillbilly #8
    -Eleanor and the Egret #4
    -Dawnbreaker #1
    -Batman #32 A&B
    -All Star Bats #14
    -Venomverse #5 Connect variant
    -Venom #155 cover A
    -TWD #172
    -XMen Gold #13
    -Astonishing XMen #4
    -Old Man Logan #29
    -Darth Vader #6
    -Star Wars #37 cover A & 40th

    Flips?
    -Harley and Ivy meet B&V #1 Hughes
    -Batman 32 A&B
    -Venom #155 LH
    -Venom #155 1:50 $45 CDN
    -Evolution #1 Ashcan

    • Brennan says:

      Like I said above (in case you missed it), I’d hold off on selling the ashcan right away. They tend to increase in value over time I’ve noticed. At a minimum, it will always go for the price it’s going for right now and it was free, so worst case scenario you make $7 Canadian.

    • JayClue says:

      Not my first rodeo, but thanks. I listed and sold both my Redneck Ashcans a few months ago. I think I got around $60CDN each. I sold my Minotaur last week for about $15, Listed after the media deal was announced. I’ll typically hold an Ashcan until it catches some initial heat. If it gets any heat, sell, sell, sell. I’m holding Slots and Evolution until I hear something regarding these books.

  13. A. King says:

    Small week for me pickups included…….
    Darth Vader #6
    Batman #32b
    All three Metal issues, these one shots are great.

  14. Richard Guevara says:

    so my LCS sold out of Green Arrow 32 today….the workers were telling me theres been some new collectors in town who have been buying stuff up right when the doors open. Guess this sold out because of The Batman Who Laughs Batmobile….Laughmobile shows up? Is that a really a worthy spec?

    • Brennan says:

      Not to me. If it is, I’m calling a quick flip. On all the metal first appearances. I don’t see them sticking around after the event (Full disclosure: Who the hell Am I though? I’m wrong far more often than I’m right, just don’t tell my wife that).
      I passed on this title because I hate green arrow and I already got a ton of extra stuff this week (Halloween mini comics to give out and the marvel lenticukars)

      • Richard Guevara says:

        Out of the Batmans revealed so far I can see how Batman Who Laughs has some staying power. But again I’m surprised that a few shops have sold out of it quickly. Like right when doors opened quickly.

      • Brennan says:

        I just see this event ending with none of these dark multiverse batmen surviving (or still existing if that’s a better term?) and then a year from now they are mostly forgotten. Again though, who am I? I thought for sure Silk would outlast Spider Gwen (She should have!)

  15. azbarbarian says:

    Punisher: The Platoon #1. Garth Ennis Punisher Max. Yes please!
    Star Wars 37 Action Figure Variant
    Darth Vader #6
    The Walking Dead #172 – Leaky Roof Cover =P
    The Tick #1
    Valiant Icons Sneak Preview
    Slots #1 Ashcan
    Evolution #1 Ashcan

  16. schweizerdavid says:

    Motor Girl 9
    Spread 22
    F*** Fairyland Special
    Eleanor & the Egret 4
    Mirror 8

  17. azbarbarian says:

    Darth Vader is the best current comic read out there right now. Just sayin’.

    • 2ndfullcameoappearance says:

      It’s pretty good I agree. Soule is a good writer.

      I would counter though with Infamous Iron Man.
      Dr Doom as Iron Man. How does that not rock?
      Intrigue out the ass. Cool ass mix of tech, and sorcery. Doom is as puzzling as he’s ever been..
      I would consider the art as just ok though, but the stories are so badass. Some of the stuff he does is amazing. Truly an invincible character.
      But this book is killer I think, and I’m shocked it doesn’t get more love.

  18. J. Coleman says:

    LCS

    Harley Quinn 29 var cvr
    Batman 32 var cvr
    Hillbilly 8
    Motor Girl 9
    Spread 22
    Manifest Destiny 31
    Walking Dead 172

    Online

    All-New Classic Archie Your Pal Archie #2 Cover B Variant Les McLaine Cover
    All-New Wolverine #25 Cover B Variant Kris Anka Lenticular Homage Cover (Marvel Legacy Tie-In) NEXT WEEK
    All-Star Batman #13 Cover C Variant Sebastian Fiumara Cover
    Animosity #9
    Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 #3 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Venomized Magneto Cover
    Black Magick #7 Cover B Variant Michael Lark Cover
    Black Panther Vol 6 #17 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Connecting A Cover
    Comic Shop News #1582
    Crosswind #3 Cover A Regular Cat Staggs Cover
    Deadly Class #30 Cover B Daniel Warren Johnson
    Defenders Vol 5 #6 Cover B Variant Szymon Kudranski Lenticular Homage Cover (Marvel Legacy Tie-In) NEXT WEEK
    Despicable Deadpool #287 Cover B Variant Salva Espin Lenticular Homage Cover (Marvel Legacy Tie-In) NEXT WEEK
    Falcon Vol 2 #1 Cover B Variant Elizabeth Torque Lenticular Homage Cover (Marvel Legacy Tie-In) NEXT WEEK
    Generations Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1 Cover C Incentive Meghan Hetrick Variant Cover
    Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 Cover E 2nd Ptg Francesco Mattina Variant Cover
    Hack Slash vs Vampirella #1 Cover C Variant Cosplay Photo Cover
    Jimmys Bastards #3
    Lady Killer 2 #5
    Marvel Legacy #1 Cover E Variant Mark Brooks Wraparound Cover
    Normals #4
    Orphan Black Deviations #4 Cover A Regular Cat Staggs Cover
    Power Panel Magazine Cover A Regular Edition
    Rapture (Valiant Entertainment) #4 Cover B Variant JG Jones Cover
    Rebels These Free And Independent States #6
    Scooby Apocalypse #16 Cover A Regular Carlos DAnda Cover
    Space Riders Galaxy Of Brutality #3
    Spider-Gwen Vol 2 #23
    Spirit Hunters #10 Cover A Harvey Tolibao
    Star Wars Vol 4 #35 Cover C Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Cover
    Stray Bullets Sunshine And Roses #27
    Supergirl Vol 7 #14 Cover B Variant Stanley Artgerm Lau Cover NEXT WEEK
    Supergirl Vol 7 Annual #1
    Theres Nothing There #4
    Vampblade Season Two #6 Cover E Variant Ben Hansen 90s Cover
    Vampirella Vol 7 #6 Cover D Variant Jimmy Broxton Subscription Cover
    Volcanosaurus #1 Cover A Regular Andrew Mangum Cover NEXT WEEK
    Weapon X Vol 3 #9 NEXT WEEK
    Wonder Woman Vol 5 #32 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover NEXT WEEK
    X-Files Vol 3 #17 Cover A Regular Menton3 Cover

  19. Richard Guevara says:

    Hope you guys kept some of your TAH 22. Weapon H is getting his own title in march

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