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 169th 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?

 

Here are my pickups this week so far:

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87 Responses to Wednesday Open Forum

  1. Jim Church Sr says:

    Nice job – Great grabs

  2. Kevin verdine says:

    Funko pop hoarder!!

  3. Pensacola Pop Comics says:

    I haven’t seen any mention of Kirkman’s Oblivion Song – nor any on the bay – but retailers got one copy of the first four issues in one convenient trade size collection. Much bigger than an ashcan and in color. First issue is still two months away.

  4. Eric R says:

    Small week, but looking forward to picking up the following:
    Doctor Strange (variant and regular cover)
    Star Wars action figure variant
    Jimmy’s Bastards
    Kill or Be Killed

    Spec pick ups for the week:
    Stopped by a store that I sometimes frequent and was killing time before a meeting. Was looking through a box of kid’s comics and lo and behold, Rick and Morty #1 first printing for $5 in VF+ shape. Needless to say, I grabbed it up as well as a JSA Classified #2 2nd print (Powergirl Adam Hughes black and white) for $3, and 2 Totally Awesome Hulk #22 for $40 each in beautiful mint shape. Online sales of the TAH #22 is starting to spike upwards again between $45-$50 as it gets closer to the new ongoing series. Best of all, as I’m checking out I get 10% off the purchase due to a sale they had going on. That has got to be one of the best finds I’ve had in quite awhile!

    Good hunting everyone!

  5. A. King says:

    I got a question and I know someone on here can help. I was just organizing a short box and I found a copy of Avatar Illustrated 1998, and I noticed it had a picture of The Goon on it. So I did some research and some places say it’s the 1st appearance and some say it’s not. So do you guys have any info on this?

  6. Alana says:

    I bought comics again lol
    Demon Annual #2 1st Hitman
    Promethea #1 1st Promethea
    Back in the swing of things article this weekend.

    • Alana says:

      Found a small stack of Promethea # 1 at cover after having my first order for the book canceled on Amazon.

    • Wells Floyd says:

      In reference to Promethea, this is from comicbookscalping.com: “One thing to note is that Promethea’s first appears on the cover of America’s Best Comics #1 – a Wizard Magazine promotional preview comic. This book came with Wizard Magazine #91.”

  7. Alana says:

    That reminds me… other sites what happen to total comic mayhem. Been reading it for as long as I can remember now it’s private? I’ve seen the guy who runs the site comment here before, What happened?

  8. Andrew C says:

    Anybody notice how Amazing Spiderman 300 True Believers reprint is selling pretty good on the Bay? There is one bidding for $60.00 right now. Pretty good for a dollar book that hasn’t even come out till March.

    • JayClue says:

      One store in my area has them on presale for $9.99. Smh.

      • Alana says:

        That’s when you know your old… true believer books for books that you bought as a kid the day they came out.

      • A. King says:

        I hope no one actually buys them from that store.

      • JayClue says:

        It’s on their website only. They must be getting buyers if he’s asking that price. Some people just have more money than time, or are just plain stupid. As Carlin once said, think of how stupid the average person is (flat earthers, blindly religious, trump supporters), now, if the average person is that dumb, then that means that 5O% of the population is even dumber than that. That’s a lot of stupid people. Some of whom buy $1 for $10, I guess.

    • Anthony says:

      I ordered 11 copies for $15.80 shipped here http://shrsl.com/qntg

      • Andrew C says:

        I ordered 10. I originally was going to order from there but the shipping was like $7.00 so I tried MC and got them for around $13.50.

  9. mybodystory says:

    Batman TMNT II #3b (Kevin Eastman Variant)
    Nightwing #37b (Klaus Janson single issue artwork)

  10. Brennan says:

    Hey everyone.
    Busy week at work so I haven’t had time to do anything fun yet this week. No new pickups since last week and it was sat morning before I had time to go to my LCS. At least this week I can go tomorrow.

    This week I am getting:

    Venom inc Omega
    batman 39
    deadpool vs old man logan 4
    go west 1
    ice cream man 1
    jimmy’s bastards 6
    justice league 37
    nightwing 37
    spectacular spiderman 299
    star wars 42
    superman 39
    mighty thor 703
    legacy of the beast 3

    Maybe a booster gold and blue beetle pop two pack I’ve had my eye on for a while now.

    Smell you later!

  11. agentpoyo says:

    Anyone in Central Texas, most if not all shops comics are delayed until tomorrow 1/18/2018 due Snowpocalypse here in Texas… A snowflake fell from the sky, landed on the ground and people are freaking out..

    • Josias Ocampo says:

      Dozens of car accidents in Austin. Someone even flew off the Slaughter/Ben White overpass.

    • Kevin verdine says:

      I’m skipping this week. Too cold. The shops down here said they may get this weeks new comics Friday. Hell all our local news stations stayed on all day. We had icepocalypse. Should be able to get the 1:50 variant Friday. Then hopefully the j. Scott Campbell set about the ice storm next month.

      • agentpoyo says:

        I love the cold…. Its never cold here. I want that white stuff the north always gets.

      • Brennan says:

        No you don’t poyo. It’s get real old real quick.

      • agentpoyo says:

        No… I love the cold. What gets old is the hot sun with zero rain for months at a time. That’s what gets old….

      • JayClue says:

        I love living where I do (Toronto area). We get 4 equal seasons. Weather is in constant change. It never gets old. I love it. But I do agree, Poyo, constant heat is way worse than constant cold.

      • Brennan says:

        Since Christmas we’ve had maybe 5 days where the temp has been above
        0 degrees (and I mean F! It was about -20 degrees C). Not knowing if the roads will be bad in the morning makes it hard to plan when to wake up. Then, everyone forgets how to drive in snow and the people on the road are more dangerous than the roads themselves. My 30 min commute last Friday was 70 min. Then, you have to shovel the stuff 9ff your driveway and walk way when you get home! A few years ago we were without power for days due to ice storms! I lived in Australia for a while, I’ll take the heat and no rain any day. I guess it just depends on what you’re used to.

      • agentpoyo says:

        I work mostly remote so its work from home 80% of the time for me most days. I would love it to be freezing for at least two weeks at a time… It kills off the bugs in the summer time. See… We dont have real winters here in Texas so that means we have lots of bugs and they are big too. Back in 2009, Austin went 68 straight days of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher…. 68 days! Yes.. That’s over two months straight of hell!!

      • JayClue says:

        I don’t partake in the typical rat race. I refuse to do long commutes, so I don’t have to worry about the bad drivers. -20C is cold, but if you’re dressed properly, it’s not bad at all. I was up north in cottage country during the Xmas break and it was -30C up there. That’s when the cold takes on a new meaning. It literally feels ‘different’. Hard to explain. And I think Shovelling snow is great exercise and actually kinda enjoy it People pay hundreds of dollars a year to go to a gym. Winter provides a free gym. Lol. The key to shoveling snow is to push it with your arms and legs, never use your back to ‘lift’ the snow. Use a plow style shovel and push the snow beyond where you need it to go and then pull the shovel back, leaving the freshly pushed snow out of the desired area. But you are correct, Brennan, weather preferences are subjective. Why do you live in/move to Canada if you don’t like the cold Winter, Brennan? it’s kinda what we’re known for. 😉

      • Kevin verdine says:

        Poyo that doesn’t sound like a native Texan. Plus our cold is diff. I remember coming back from Colorado a few years ago in December, Denver temp was like 20, stopped in Dallas where it was 40 and felt twice as cold as the Denver 20.

      • agentpoyo says:

        Dry cold vs Humid cold makes huge difference.

      • Brennan says:

        Jayclue, I’m born and raised here. The time abroad was for school, but it was mostly just an excuse to travel. I’ve just always preferred the heat.

        Poyo, I hear you on the bug part. Had a few run ins myself in Australia and have visited Texas. I had an aunt and uncle who moved to rural new mexico for work for a few years so my family used that as an excuse to go there! Got to go on nightly scorpian patrols around the exterior walls of the house!

  12. JayClue says:

    I just flipped through Batman #39 and there is a new hero introduced called the ‘ Gentle Man’. May be something to keep an eye on.

    • JayClue says:

      And that Copiel B cover of Batman #39 is awesome. I just noticed how WW is wearing Batman’s cape. Sweeeet.

  13. Strangers in Paradise XXV 1
    $40 table fee for a local show March 10

    Gearing up for Image Expo 2018. Just noticed something interesting. The website just lists Kirkman and Remender as attending with 10 TBDs. When searching for the website, my browser fills in four of the TBDs:

    Robert Kirkman. Creator : The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song, Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta. Rick Remender. Creator : Deadly Class, Seven to Eternity, Black Science, Low. Ron Wimberly. TBD. Creator : TBD. Babs Tarr. TBD. Creator : TBD. Brenden Fletcher. TBD. Creator : TBD. Cameron Stewart. TBD. Creator : TBD.

  14. Mark McAlister says:

    I got a few if my usual titles, nothing crazy, but my LCS just put out a few boxes of 1/2 price variants. I went through them all and pulled out an American Gods #1 Emerald City Comic-Con variant for $10.00 got the 50% off so I paid $5.00 for it. I checked the bay and it looks like its limited to 500 copies? And the recent sales were between $75.00 and $100.00 for unsigned, unslabbed copies….am I missing something and worked up over nothing or did I make a big score on this one?

  15. A. King says:

    No new pickups for me today and nothing in my pullbox either. Since my little slip up a couple weeks ago I haven’t gotten any thing else, but I have made some big strides on my organizing.

  16. schweizerdavid says:

    My lcs had out 4 copies of the blank SIP XXV 1 variant at cover price so I picked out the best looking copy. I thought this was supposed to be 1 per retailer. Also picked up The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson 1 to try.

  17. David Billadeau says:

    Highlight of my week was the purchase of Batman 608 second print signed by Jim Lee with certificate of authenticity for $50. I’m a huge Batman fan, didn’t have it, couldn’t pass it up!

    • JayClue says:

      Sweet pick up. I’m currently buying up the Hush story. I’ve current got my eye on a NM #612. Priced kinda high though.

  18. JayClue says:

    All in all, a pretty quiet but good week for me. I hit up a 2 for 1 sale on the weekend and got some decent flippable books. Not much going on at the LCS’ either. I was only really looking for Ice Cream Man, but sadly none were to be found. My pick ups this week were:

    PC & Readers

    Venom Inc. Omega #1
    Batman #39 A&B
    Kong on Planet of the Apes #2 & #3
    Normandy Gold #5
    Stars Wars #42
    All New Wilbur #29
    Spectacular Spider-Man #299
    Avengers #676
    Damage #1
    Doctor Strange #384

    Specs ‘n Flips

    Wytches #1 x2 NM $2.50 each
    Amazing Fantasy True Believers x4 $.75 each
    Hughes’ Betty & Veronica #1 NYCC Variant x2, NM, $5 each
    Thanos #13 Head Shot Variant
    Thanos #13 Lenticular x2
    Darth Vader #3 x2 NM, 2nd print, 1st Dr. Aphra, $3 each
    Supergirl Rebirth 1 Shot x8 Hughes Variant , cover price

    • JayClue says:

      Forgot Teether #1, Call of Suicide Forest #1 (had last 2 in my hand at the shop and one of LCS buddies was looking for it, so I gave him one), Aquaman #32B, Deadpool OML #4B, Bunch of Batman #39Bs and White Knight #3B 2nd print (I like the red cover)

  19. Ken M. says:

    Slippin’ and slidin’ to the LCS today thanks to yet more snowfall. Landed most of what I was looking for, but no Suicide Forest #1 (they rarely have Amigo books), no Under #2 (again, very hit-or-miss with the Titan books), no Kill or Be Killed #15, and a couple other whiffs from my list.

    The pull for this week:

    AQUAMAN #32 VAR ED
    BATMAN #39
    BATMAN #39 VAR ED
    BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #3 (OF 6)
    BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #3 (OF 6) VAR ED
    BATWOMAN #11 VAR ED
    BOMBSHELLS UNITED #10
    GREEN LANTERNS #39 VAR ED
    HARLEY QUINN #35 VAR ED
    INJUSTICE 2 #18
    JUSTICE LEAGUE #37 VAR ED
    NIGHTWING #37 VAR ED
    SUPER SONS #12 VAR ED
    SUPERMAN #39 VAR ED
    TRINITY #17 VAR ED (The trio gets sidetracked to Skartaris – possible Warlord appearance?)
    WONDER WOMAN CONAN #5 (OF 6)
    WONDER WOMAN CONAN #5 (OF 6) VAR ED
    DAMAGE #1 x2
    HAWKMAN FOUND #1
    FURTHER ADV OF NICK WILSON #1 (OF 5) CVR A WOODS
    ICE CREAM MAN #1 CVR A MORAZZO & OHALLORAN
    EVOLUTION #3
    FAMILY TRADE #4
    RUMBLE #2 CVR A RUBIN
    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC OMEGA #1 LEG
    DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #4 (OF 5)
    DOCTOR STRANGE #384 LEG
    MIGHTY THOR #703 LEG WW
    PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #299 LEG
    STAR WARS #42
    WEAPON X #13 LEG
    AVENGERS #676 LEG
    X-MEN GRAND DESIGN #1
    SIMPSONS COMICS #242
    JAMES BOND: THE BODY #1
    PACIFIC RIM AFTERMATH #1
    STAR WARS ADVENTURES #6 (First comic book/cover appearance of a character from TLJ)

  20. Andrew C says:

    Pretty slow week. Weather kept me from hitting the LCS early so not sure if the sold out of the indie books or just didn’t carry them.
    LCS pickups:
    Venom Inc. Omega
    Batman 39
    PP Spectacular Spiderman 299
    Deadpool vs Old Man Logan
    Puppet Master 3
    eBay pickups: ASM 112 ($7), ASM 170 ($1), Despicable Deadpool 287 1:25 ($7)

  21. J. Coleman says:

    LCS

    In TX so… to be continued…

    Online

    Action Comics Vol 2 #993 Cover A Regular Dan Jurgens & Trevor Scott Cover
    Aliens Dead Orbit #4
    Animosity #11
    Avengers Vol 6 #675 Cover M Regular Mark Brooks 3D Lenticular Wraparound Cover Signed By Jim Zub (No Surrender Part 1) @ MIDTOWN
    Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #3 Cover B Regular Hans Woody Movie Poster Cover
    Bloodshot Salvation #4 Cover D Variant Ryan Bodenheim Cover
    Brilliant Trash #2 Cover B Variant Priscilla Petraites Cover
    Comic Shop News #1597
    Coyotes #2
    Dept H #21
    Despicable Deadpool #290 Cover B Variant RB Silva Phoenix Cover
    Die Kitty Die Christmas Special One Shot Cover B Variant Dan Parent Cover
    Doctor Strange Vol 4 #382 Cover B 2nd Ptg Variant Gabriel Hernandez Walta Cover
    Falcon Vol 2 #3 Cover A Regular Daniel Acuna Cover
    Flash Vol 5 #36 Cover A Regular Barry Kitson Cover
    Hack Slash vs Vampirella #3 Cover B Variant Goran Sudzuka Cover
    Harrow County #28
    Invincible Iron Man Vol 3 #10 Cover A Regular Stefano Caselli Cover
    Invincible Iron Man Vol 3 #11 Cover B Variant Adi Granov Venomized Dr Doom Cover
    Invincible Iron Man Vol 3 #9 Cover A Regular Daniel Acuna Cover
    Jughead The Hunger #2 Cover B Variant T Rex Cover
    Kid Lobotomy #3 Cover B Variant JH Williams III Cover
    Kingsman Red Diamond #4 Cover B Variant Cully Hamner Black & White Cover
    Maestros #3
    Mister Miracle Vol 4 #5 Cover A Regular Nick Derington Cover
    Old Man Hawkeye #1 Cover H Regular Marco Checchetto Cover Signed By Ethan Sacks @ MIDTOWN
    Punisher Vol 10 #219 Cover B Variant Sanford Greene Phoenix Cover
    Ragman Vol 3 #3
    Royal City #8 Cover A Regular Jeff Lemire Cover
    Scooby Apocalypse #20 Cover A Regular Carlos DAnda Cover
    She-Hulk Vol 3 #160 Cover A Regular Rahzzah Cover
    Sheena Vol 4 #4 Cover A Regular Moritat Cover
    Sink #4 NEXT WEEK
    Slots #3
    Smoketown #5
    Star Wars Vol 4 #40 Cover A Regular David Marquez Cover
    Weapon X Vol 3 #12 Cover B Variant Marc Laming Lenticular Homage Cover
    Wonder Woman Vol 5 #39 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover NEXT WEEK

  22. Jesus says:

    Wasn’t able to find call of the suicide forest.

  23. Alana says:

    Forget to mention the missle scare here in Hawaii. Was going to message you guys here to tell you you can take one of every first appearance off the census. But all ended up well.

    • Anthony says:

      Lol. I need to forward you my address if you want to send books for safe keeping. Man, NK could be scary and you are within reach.

    • agentpoyo says:

      Enough comic books should provide a bomb proof shelter right? Just stack them up along the walls in the long boxes.. that’s what I’d do.

  24. Christopher Jacques says:

    Hi there. My first language is French so I can help you with Coipel pronunciation. The c and the p are the same than in English. The “oi” is the same sound that the wha in what. You must say the “el” exactly like the el in Kal-El. So it’s C-wha-p-el.
    Hope it helps 😉

  25. tim says:

    Just realized my posts are not going through.

  26. tim says:

    Doctor Strange recent issues.
    Batman variants.
    Avengers recent.
    Kirby homage variants X 12.
    Thanos.
    Legacy head variants…all great!

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