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 158th edition of the open forum!

Happy Halloween everyone. Check out this awesome short film (8 Minutes) in the vein of Trick ‘r Treat.

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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36 Responses to Wednesday Open Forum

  1. Alana says:

    I won one of the two original art sketches of Harley Quinn by Natali Sanders from Comic Market Street for buying the Harley variant a little while back. I was first so I got to choose from the two, I choose the one on the left I like the pose and signature better. Here they are!

  2. A. King says:

    Happy Halloween everyone. Same as last week for me the main thing I am looking for is Metal and maybe a couple more things.

  3. WOLF WARNER says:

    IDon’t know If you remember butI shouted you out to from a taxicab window at NYCCC last month. I was hyped to see you that Sunday morning LOL
    Anyway.. I’m scopping Spider Gwen, No 1 With a Bullet, Inhumans Once and Future Kings,
    Batman White Knight, Gravediggers Union, Batman 34, Batman: The Devestator, Willows, Black Lightning, Deadman, Jetsons,
    Capt America Marvel Legacy, Spider Man 234 and of Corse…. Black Bolt

    • Anthony says:

      Yeah Wolf. I remember. I was joking about it with my family that I was walking down the street in New York and got recognized by a reader. Funny thing happened the other day, I was walking to the post office at work and another reader did the same thing. I cannot tell you guys how awesome you all are and how much I appreciate your support of CHU!

  4. JayClue says:

    2nd print of Spider Gwen #24 is out today. Same cover, different colour trade dress. FYI.

  5. Brennan says:

    Hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I gave out candy and some of the Halloween Comicfest mini comics. Most kids liked them but about ten percent politely declined and opted only for candy. *Sigh* I guess any reading is too much reading for some kids. The parents thought it was a good idea at least, I’ll probably buy more again next year anyways.

    Today I am grabbing:
    Batman #34
    Batman White Knight #2
    Batman The Devastator
    Justice League #32
    Nightwing #32
    Spectacular Spider-Man #6
    Spider-Man #234
    Spread #23
    Darth Vader #7
    Superman #34
    The Walking Dead #173

    Also, any of the Marvel lenticular covers my shop gets and hopefully a glow in the dark Deadman.
    Fingers crossed!

    I dropped Black Bolt and Once and Future Kings this week….Love the characters but I have to trim the fat and something has to go, these weren’t that good in my opinion. Just my opinion.

    Have a great first of November!

  6. schweizerdavid says:

    Picking up:
    Spread 23

    I’m gearing up for a local comic swap next weekend, in Portland.

  7. Stephen Hale says:

    Picking up:
    Batman #34
    Batman the White Knight #2
    Batman the Devastator #1
    Jetsons #1
    Nightwing #32
    Superman #34
    No. 1 with a Bullet #1

  8. Eric R says:

    Comic shop pick ups this week:
    Deadman #1 (Glow in the Dark variant-will pair well with my Ghost Rider #15 from 1991)
    Walking Dead
    Grave Diggers Union (Gold retailer appreciation for $10)
    Darth Vader #7
    GI Joe #244 (cover B-1st female Snake Eyes X 2)

    Spec finds last week:
    Leggionaires #13, #14, and #16 early Adam Hughes cover art ($1 each)
    Thor #700 Szdarsky variant ($7)

    Good hunting everyone!

  9. Angelo C. says:

    I flipped through today’s gi joe and I think it has a couple pages of the new female snake eyes character. I dont normally read gi joe. Can you guys confirm if this is a possible key.

  10. David Billadeau says:

    This weeks pickups-
    Batman #34 Var Ed
    Batman White Knight #2 Var Ed
    Batman The Devastator
    Nightwing #32 Var Ed
    Spider-Man #234
    Superman #34 Var Ed
    Bane Conquest #7
    No. 1 With A Bullet #1
    Old Man Logan #30

  11. A. King says:

    Only stuff for me today was all issues of Metal, Superman #800 variant and a couple of Rick and Morty back issues.

  12. Will says:

    Managed to get to my LCS before closing. Managed to pick up a couple of things…

    Captain America 695 Steranko variant (Granov coming from Midtown but 2 were left this evening)
    Spider-Man 234 1:25 Variant and cover A
    Walking Dead
    Batman 33(cover B was gone, thankfully ordered one last week)

    Coming from Midtown…
    Metal one shot/justice league tie-ins
    Gravediggers Union 1
    Astonishing X-Men 5

    Slower week, which is good. I’m working on decreasing what I buy and saving them more for variants/key issues or must haves.
    Cap Granov variant

  13. Richard Guevara says:

    If anyone is speccing on Viv Vision and Marvel having future plans with her you may wanna pick up a copy of Avengers 673 today. Big big change for her.

  14. J. Coleman says:


    Batman 34 reg cvr
    Spread 23
    Walking Dead 173


    Action Comics Vol 2 #988 Cover A Regular Nick Bradshaw Lenticular Cover
    Archie Vol 2 #24 Cover A Regular Audrey Mok Cover
    Archies One Shot Cover C Variant Audrey Mok Cover
    Batman The Dawnbreaker #1 Cover A 1st Ptg Regular Jason Fabok Foil-Stamped Cover (Dark Nights Metal Tie-In)
    Bettie Page #3 Cover B Variant Scott Chantler Cover
    Black Monday Murders #7
    Black Panther Vol 6 #18 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Connecting Cover
    Clive Barkers Nightbreed #23 To finish that old Marvel run
    Comic Shop News #1586
    Crosswind #4 Cover B Variant Cat Staggs Cover
    Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again #5 Cover A Regular Dave Johnson Cover
    Dollface #9 Cover B Variant Dan Mendoza Tattered & Torn Cover
    Flash Vol 5 #31 Cover B Variant Howard Porter Cover
    Generations Miles Morales Spider-Man & Peter Parker Spider-Man #1 Cover A 1st Ptg Regular Ramon Perez Cover
    Generations Sam Wilson Captain America & Steve Rogers Captain America #1 Cover B Variant John Cassaday Cover
    Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror Vol 3 #9 Cover C Alfredo Reyes
    Harcourt Legacy #1 Cover A Regular Jason Federhenn Cover NEXT WEEK
    HCF 2017 Black Betty One Shot
    HCF 2017 Junji Itos Shiver
    Incredible Hulk Vol 3 #600 1st Ptg Regular Alex Ross Cover
    Lazarus X Plus 66 #3
    Mighty Thor Vol 2 #23 Cover B Variant Clayton Crain Venomized Hela Cover
    Normals #5
    Power Man #19 1st Cottonmouth & Mr. Slick
    Punisher Platoon #1 Cover B Variant Chip Zdarsky How-To-Draw Cover
    Punisher Vol 10 #16
    Rebels These Free And Independent States #7
    Red Sonja Vol 7 #9 Cover D Variant Cosplay Photo Cover
    Saucer State #4 Cover B Variant Jeffrey Veregge Cover
    She-Hulk Vol 3 #159 Cover C Variant John Tyler Christopher Trading Card Cover (Marvel Legacy Tie-In) NEXT WEEK
    Slots #1 Cover C 2nd Ptg Variant Dan Panosian NEXT WEEK
    Solar Flare #6
    Solar Flare Season 2 #1 Cover A Regular Song Ye Cover NEXT WEEK
    Southern Bastards #18 Cover A Jason Latour
    Supergirl Vol 7 #15 Cover B Variant Stanley Artgerm Lau Cover NEXT WEEK
    Vampblade Season Two #7 Cover C Variant Magenta King Cover
    Venomverse #4 Cover B Variant Clayton Crain Connecting Cover
    War Mother #2 Cover B Variant Renato Guedes Cover
    Wonder Woman Vol 5 #34 Cover B Variant Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson Justice League Cover NEXT WEEK
    X-O Manowar Vol 4 #7 Cover E Variant Doug Braithwaite Cover

  15. JayClue says:

    It was a decent week for me. My pick ups were:

    Watchmen #2 1st print NM $10
    TWD #173
    Batman Devastator #1 x2
    OML #30
    Darth Vader #7
    White Knight #2
    Batman #34
    Astonishing XMen #5
    Spectacular Spider-Man #6
    Spider-Man #234
    Spider-Gwen #24 2nd print
    Guardians #146 1:25 Granov $10
    Grave Diggers Union #1 Gold Foil Variant $10
    G.I. Joe #245 A&B ( and I’m pretty sure that this is 1st appearance of female Snake Eyes. She’s also on the cover of cover A)
    Skin & Earth by Lights #1B (these are selling for 2-3x cover right now, Lights is a performing artist with a good following, this is her own comic, small print run)
    The Willows #1
    Batman: The Dark Prince Charming HC ( got for free with my store credit 😁)

  16. azbarbarian says:

    Darth Vader #7 – You should be reading this title.
    The Walking Dead #173

    A few backissues…
    What If… #10 What if the Punisher’s Family Hadn’t Been Killed
    What If… #58 What if The Punisher Had Killed Spider-man. This is a Cool ASM #129 homage cover
    Atari Force mini comics #2 and #4

  17. Dan Jetski says:

    This weeks pulls – Looks like a Batman week.
    Batman #34
    Batman: The Dark Prince Charming Book 1 of 2 – This looks like a winner!
    Batman: The Devastator #1 (Metal)
    Batman: White Knight #2
    Crosswind #5
    Elsewhere #4
    Extremity #8
    The Gravediggers Union #1
    Spider-Man #234

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