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 165th edition of the open forum!

So what do you think of the Disney buying Fox news? Mega evil take over or great for fans?

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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32 Responses to Wednesday Open Forum

  1. Alana says:

    Get out and vote 2018!

  2. Brennan says:

    Looks like a slow week in here this week! Its already mid Wednesday morning and there’s only one comment!
    I’m sure everyone is bushy for the holidays!

    Question: Does anyone have a date that the Pickle Rick Pops are releasing? When they were announced it said Dec. I haven’t looked online for a date yet, figure someone here knows! As of last Sat. they still have not been released here in Canada. Thanks!

    Today I am picking up:

    Batman #37
    Dark Nights Metal #4
    Deadpool v Old Man Logan #3
    Invincible #143
    Justice League #35
    Nightwing #35
    Ninja-K #2
    Spectacular Spider-man #298
    Spread #24
    Star Wars: Dr. Aphra #15
    Superman #37
    The Mighty Thor #702
    The Wild Storm #10
    Unholy Grail #5

    Also, if my shop has them and doesn’t realize they’ve been recalled: X-Men Grand Design Piskor Variant and Head Lopper #8 for my recalled comics collection.

    Have a great Holiday everyone! See you on the other side!

  3. Killerwit says:

    At an antique mall this week I found:

    Amazing Spider-Man #301(!), #307, #311, #313, #314, #315(!), #318, #321, #322, #324 (all easily 8.0 or better)

    For. Sixty. Cents. A. Piece.

    Boy oh boy, was my spider-sense tingling.

    • Brennan says:

      I LOVE the antique malls and flea markets for this very reason. I got a whole bunch of Cable key issues at a new booth at the flea market last summer for $1-2 each!

      • Anthony says:

        I would like them as well, however, more times than not they have books over price as opposed to underpriced so it is hitter mess in my area

      • OC_GUY says:

        In my area there are there are quite a few antique malls and like Anthony they have a lot of books no one wants that are way over graded and over priced.

      • Andrew C says:

        Yeah I just checked out a new antique market down the street. They had pretty much the comics you would get in those comic book value bags you could buy from retailers. They did have both 1st and 2nd print of ASM 362 for $55. Glad they had the books but not at that price.

    • OC_GUY says:

      Just awesome! Not even so much because they are worth way more than what you paid (that helps), but that McFarlane run was just so much fun to read way back when!

  4. JayClue says:

    Dr. Strange #383 was quickly sold at the very large LCS in my area, shortly after opening. May be one to keep an eye on.

  5. Brian Lake says:

    Dr Strange – this is a really cool book ( I am also a fan of the Thanos series as well – Marvel has two hits on their hands – keep an eye out next week for the Thanos Phoenix Cover, my shop said they would not be getting any in)
    Adam Hughes – Hellboy – how can you not, I got both the Virgin Sketch and the regular Hughes cover as well
    Tales to Astonish – I had to grab the Sorrentino Cover it was just too hard to pass up
    Marvel Two in One
    The Realm – I have been a fan of this books since the start and make it out every month to pick this up as soon as it comes out on Wednesdays

    • JayClue says:

      I was going to drop Thanos after Lemires run, but decided to keep on once I heard Cates was writing it. Haven’t caught up yet, but intend to soon, and I’ve heard good things. I’m looking forward to The read.

  6. JayClue says:

    Reasonable week for me. Treated myself to a few ASM keys for a Xmas gift from me to me. My pick ups this week were:

    PC & readers

    ASM #298, NM, $40
    ASM # 430 & #431, NM, $45 for both
    Metal #4
    OML #32
    Batman #37B
    Venom #159
    Incredible Hulk #711
    XMen Gold #18
    Spectacular Spidey #298
    Trespasser #4
    Kong on Planet of Apes #2

    Specs n Flips

    Hellboy Krampusnacht #1 B&W virgin
    How Trump stole Christmas #1 gold Foil ($12) x2, reg x2
    Metal #4
    Harley #33B
    Dr. Strange #383 x2
    Aphra #15 40th
    Poe #22 40th (can’t wait for these 40ths to be done)

  7. Eric R says:

    Smallish week in terms of pick ups….
    Hellboy Black and White
    Dr Strange #383
    Dr Aphra #15
    Realm

    Spec pick ups this week
    Dr Strange #382 X2
    Action #894 Craig Russell 1:10 variant for $8

    Happy Holidays everyone!

  8. Ken M. says:

    Bigger stack than expected this week. There was one Dr. Strange #382 sitting on the shelf, so I decided to pick it up as a potential flip. No Head Lopper #8, no X-Men Grand Design #1 variant. Lots of Metal. LCS still has their half price + 25% off sale on older books, so I’ll have to take advantage of it while it lasts.

    This week’s pull:
    BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #2 (OF 6)
    BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #2 (OF 6) VAR ED
    AQUAMAN #31 VAR ED
    BATMAN #37 VAR ED (Nice cover)
    BATWOMAN #10 VAR ED (Nice cover, but cover A also looked good)
    GREEN LANTERNS #37 VAR ED
    HARLEY QUINN #33 VAR ED
    INJUSTICE 2 #16
    JUSTICE LEAGUE #35 VAR ED
    NIGHTWING #35 VAR ED
    SUPER SONS #11 VAR ED (SONS OF TOMORROW)
    SUPERMAN #37 VAR ED (SONS OF TOMORROW)
    TRINITY #16 VAR ED
    WILD STORM #10
    WILD STORM #10 LEE VAR ED
    WONDER WOMAN CONAN #4 (OF 6)
    WONDER WOMAN CONAN #4 (OF 6) VAR ED
    DARK NIGHTS METAL #4 (OF 6)
    DARK NIGHTS METAL #4 (OF 6) DANIEL VAR ED
    DARK NIGHTS METAL #4 (OF 6) KUBERT VAR ED
    DARK NIGHTS METAL #4 (OF 6) LEE VAR ED
    BATMAN LOST #1 (METAL) 1st Printing
    DARK DAYS THE FORGE & THE CASTING DIRECTORS CUT #1 x2
    BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 (METAL) 1st Printing x2
    BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #1 (OF 8) 3rd Printing
    EVOLUTION #2
    FAMILY TRADE #3
    HARD PLACE #5 (OF 5) CVR A STELFREEZE
    HORIZON #17
    REALM #4 CVR A HAUN & FILARDI
    REDLANDS #5
    CURSE WORDS HOLIDAY SPEC #1 CVR A BROWNE (ONE SHOT)
    INVINCIBLE #143
    MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1 LEG
    DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #3 (OF 5)
    MIGHTY THOR #702 LEG
    PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #298 LEG
    SPIDER-GWEN #27 LEG
    STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #15
    STAR WARS POE DAMERON #22
    VENOM #159 LEG
    X-MEN GOLD #18 LEG
    DOCTOR STRANGE #382 LEG
    DOCTOR STRANGE #383 LEG
    TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX PRESENTS WEDDING SUMMERS & GREY
    TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX PRESENTS JEAN GREY VS. SABRETOOTH
    TALES OF SUSPENSE #100 LEG
    STEAM WARS STRIKE LEADER #3 (I believe that issue 2 came out last year, so a long time between drinks)

  9. Ken M. says:

    This week’s Nightwing release has a new villain for those that collect first appearances.

    • Brennan says:

      It’s actually a few firsts:
      The judge
      The league of limousine assassins
      Guppy
      Grayson’s cross train studio

  10. A. King says:

    Way too busy today, so no new pickups for me. I’ll have to go out tomorrow.

  11. J. Coleman says:

    LCS

    Doctor Strange 383
    Batman 37 var cvr
    Harley Quinn 33 reg cvr (I just liked this one better)
    Kong On The Planet Of The Apes 2 Dalton cvr
    Invincible Iron Man 594
    Defenders 7
    Maestros 2
    Spread 24

    The I found a few old Archie books in the $1 bin
    Laugh 342
    Sabrina 32
    Jughead 248
    Reggie’s Jokes 36

    Online

    Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows Vol 2 #13 Cover C Variant John Tyler Christopher Trading Card Cover
    Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #791
    American Gods Shadows #9 Cover B Variant David Mack Cover
    Aquaman Vol 6 #30 Cover A Regular Stjepan Sejic Cover
    Babyteeth #6
    Batwoman Vol 2 #9 Cover B Variant Michael Cho Cover
    Black Science #33 Cover B Variant Philip Tan Cover
    Bloodshot Salvation #3 Cover D Variant Ryan Bodenheim Cover
    Briggs Land Lone Wolves #6 Cover A Regular Matthew Woodson Cover
    Brilliant Trash #1 Cover B Variant Tim Seeley Cover
    Comic Shop News #1593
    Darth Vader Vol 2 #8
    Deadpool vs Old Man Logan #2 Cover A Regular Declan Shalvey Cover
    Descender #26 Cover A Regular Dustin Nguyen Cover
    Doctor Strange Vol 4 #381 Cover B Variant Mike Deodato Jr Lenticular Homage Cover
    Generation Gone #5
    GI Joe Movie Prequel #3 Baroness Photo Cover
    Hard Case Crime Minky Woodcock Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #1 Cover A Regular David Mack Cover
    Hawkeye Vol 5 #12
    Horizon #16
    Incredible Hulk Vol 4 #710 Cover A 1st Ptg Regular Greg Land Cover
    Kill The Minotaur #6
    Long Lost #2 NEXT WEEK
    Marvel Previews Vol 4 #6 January 2018
    Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #29
    Mighty Thor Vol 2 #701 Cover A 1st Ptg Regular Russell Dauterman Cover
    Ninja-K #1 Cover B Variant Lucas Troya Cover
    Not Brand Echh #14 Cover B Variant John Tyler Christopher Trading Card Cover
    Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #297 Cover B Variant Paulo Siqueira Lenticular Homage Cover
    Phoenix Resurrection Return Of (Adult) Jean Grey #1 Cover D Variant John Tyler Christopher Trading Card Cover NEXT WEEK
    Postal #24 Cover A Regular Isaac Goodhart Cover
    Realm #3 Cover A Regular Jeremy Haun & Nick Filardi Cover
    Sheena Vol 4 #3 Cover C Variant Rodney Buchemi Cover
    Sisters Of Sorrow #4 Cover B Andre De Freitas
    Spider-Men II #4 Cover B Variant Jesus Saiz Connecting D Cover
    Superman Vol 5 #35 Cover B Variant Jorge Jimenez Cover
    Unholy Grail #4
    Weapon X Vol 3 #11 Cover A Regular David Nakayama Cover
    Wonder Woman Vol 5 #37 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover NEXT WEEK
    X-Men Grand Design #1 Cover B Variant Ed Piskor Corner Box Cover NEXT WEEK Midtown had these up for 12/27

  12. Andrew C says:

    Picked up a few things here and there but really just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Hope Santa brings y’all a few books!

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