Life gets in the way of all the things I’d rather be doing. I’m just now getting around to my picks less than 2 hours when we publish them usually. So it’s going to be short and sweet this week as I don’t even have an Indie Pick but rather two small publisher picks instead.
Also I hope you people are paying attention to my posts. I hope to have something coming up in the future so you have to read these, it’ll all make sense later on.
Seriously, this book is picked based on the cover artist. It’s the only reason I even buy this title.
This weeks DC pick is Middleton’s Killer B cover of Batgirl #20 (available on eBay) .
I know I know, there’s the Mera Artgerm variant but shops have caught on to his covers and kill the spec worthiness they once had. My shops seem to still go rather light on Middleton’s covers.
These are already sold out at Midtown and some others. If not, they will be soon enough. It’s just an awesome cover. Middleton rarely disappoints nowadays.
Avengers is hot. Thanos is hot. Amazing Spider-Man is hot but this weeks pick goes to the book usually no one ever bothers with, Avengers Infinity War Prelude #2.
That’s right, a prelude movie book. The crap most people either pick up, read and toss aside or just don’t even bother picking up.
This time it’s different. #1 was hard to find and if you did find it, flipping it for double the money or more was easy.
I was selling these as fast as I can list them so this weeks pick and spec goes to #2 as I doubt most shops ordered heavy on this book since no one wants the movie books sitting around on the shelves. It’s even harder to move these once the movie’s already hit the cinemas. So if you see these, grab’em, I don’t expect these to be $100 books but it’s an easy $6 profit as these will likely be at least an easy $10 flip.
Small Publisher 1st Pick
This was a surprise book. I only heard word about it two nights ago when I got texts about it.
This weeks first small publisher pick goes to Spawn 283 (available on eBay) not because it’s Spawn but due to the cover and the cover artist.
Not sure about the rest of you all but my local shops here in Central Texas already limit their orders on Spawn, seems they only usually have a handful on the shelves after they fill the subscriptions some may have.
Already sold out at most online retailers, find them and flip them. If you miss out though, just wait a while, I think these will come back down to real world prices once the hype wears off, that’s even if they do heat up to nice profit money.
Small Publisher 2nd Pick
My next pick goes out to a Boom! book, which is rare nowadays for me.
Jim Hensons Labyrinth #1 Cover E Incentive Bill Sienkiewicz Virgin Variant (available on eBay) is the 2nd pick of the week. I know shops might go a little heavier on these due to it’s cult followers but I still believe this one will be a ghost book.
If you see it for cheap, grab it but don’t pay too much premium. This is another book you might find for half the asking price a little down the road. It could also be a spec winner a year from now though as well. But honestly I’ve seen better covers from Bill but this one is still cool if you ask me.
Now on with the dreaded “avoid” pick, every writer and artist worst nightmare when it comes to selling their hard work.
Calexit #2 hits stands. #1 hit stands back in early mid July last year. Don’t even bother.
What is that, almost 9 months between issue #1 and #2, seems like Black Mask is doing their usual thing.. they’re not even fashionably late either. It’s just pathetically late if you ask me. Black Mask does teach all other publishers one valuable lesson, don’t do what Black Mask does if you want to keep the readers coming back for more.