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 177th 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?
 

76 thoughts on “Wednesday Open Forum”

  1. modern age comics that are worth $100 or more from 1992 to present. no variants included.
    saga 1
    nyx 3
    detective 880
    walking dead 1 2 19 27
    batman 608 2nd print
    batman adventures 12
    rick and morty 1
    chew 1
    preacher 1
    harbinger 1
    invincible 1
    goon 1
    marvel super heroes winter special 1….squirrel girl
    y the last man 1
    i know i may be missing a few more…but incredibly only a handful are worth this much in over 25 years. if you have these keep them. all the rest of your moderns you flip…make a profit….and spend on silver and bronze age. thats what i do. and thats what anthony does as well. = retirement set. period. having stocks in amazon doesn’t hurt either. just saying…..

      1. Ill flip anything I can get a good price on. Ive streamlined my PC to a few titles (Batman, X23, ASM & Symbiotes), a few characters (Joker, Harley, Lobo, Peter Parker, Symbiotes, X23), 1 writer (Alan Moore) and 2 artists (McFarlane and Jock). I do have a Favourite covers section too. My gold will be in the early ASMs I hope to get. Everything else, ciao bella. I still read a lot, and buy the floppies to do it. But as soon as Im done, if the story didnt blow me away, I sell at a discount as a set and move on.

      1. In your ebay overview page, Tony, what percentage of your sales does it tell you that you pay to them and paypal? Even as a top rated seller, I end up at like 15%. feebays fees are crazy stupid high. I want to look into opening a shopify store. I wish there was a more reasonably priced, reliable, popular platform to sell our comics on. I just hate how greedy ebay is.

      1. preacher 1 took a huge dive. it was close to a $400 book for near mint before the show came out. now you can get them for $150. huge drop off.

      2. I’m waiting to get my Walking Dead 1 and 2 after the show ends.. they’ll drop back to really affordable prices then.

    1. How did you come up with that lost? Are you assuming mm 9.4 raw? There a A LOT of modern books that sell for above $100 in 9.8. Notably Batman 635, totally awesome hulk 22, teen titans 12, moon girl and devil dinosaur #1…just the ones off the top of my head.
      But wondering what your criteria/max grade is for the $100 cutoff other than variants not included.

  2. Been turning Moon Girl #28s into bronze beauties.
    Creatures #1 1st Tigra as werewoman
    Fear # 20 1st solo Morbius
    Avengers #144 1st Hellcat have acouple already.
    Storm watch #4 1st Midnighter and Apollo
    1st Thanos toy toybiz F4 series
    Marvel Legends infinity gauntlet
    Marvel legends Walmart Exclusive Thanos
    And my husband made me buy Adam Bomb and Blasted Billy Garbage pail kids series 1

      1. I have one left for the pc. Getting really close to rounding off my Bronze Age keys need maybe 5-7 more books. Have the hard ones out of the way like Swampy, Wolvie, Moonknight, Blade, Thanos, Darkseid, Quill, Rocket, etc…… $500 more in Bronze Age I’ll be done.

  3. Picking up:
    Invader Zim 29
    I had a table at a local comic swap this past weekend. Below is what sold.
    Silver Surfer 3: reader copy signed by Stan Lee
    War is Hell 9: 1st Death
    Rick & Morty 2 & 3 Colas variants
    A small run of Power of Warlock
    2xEagle 6: first Adam Hughes which more than paid for my third copy
    Mad Magazine 76: 1st Aragones published work
    A number of $1 books
    It was hard to compete with one vendor selling $10 golden age books and another selling at $20 to fill a bag.
    Picked up:
    I don’t have it in hand yet, but have a copy of Love & Rockets 1 B&W coming in the mail.

      1. Not spending money at the con allowed me to buy the L&R1 B&W. Someone at the con said Gilbert Hernandez found a small stack and was selling them directly. Brought the price down with the small flood, but worth the investment. Emailed him and he still had some!

      2. The L&R 1 B&W was $200 + $15 shipping. Slabbed 9.8 used to go for about $1500, but dropped to about $650 after this stash hit the market. I’d rather buy it directly from the artist if at all possible.

      1. Unknown Comic Books
        Sanctum Sanctorium Comics
        Sad Lemon (UK)
        I’m sure others will get them..these also had the cover C virgin variant for cover price.

    1. I see some Scooby 23’s on eBay for around $15. Any room to grow on that or is it just the flavor of the week due to a bad week?? Thanks guys.

      1. I stopped coaching this year. It’s 10u select, which is huge in the Houston area. It all leads to little league all stars in 3 more years.

  4. This week I am picking up:
    Vodka and lemonade
    Cervesa
    Strawberry daiquiri
    Whisky sour
    More food than I can eat
    A sunburn
    Lol
    My books were posted last week and I alwontbbe getting them until next week because I’m on vacation.
    Free wifi so I come on in the am and again at night.
    Now if you will excuse me, I hear the ocean calling my name.

  5. I missed out on the ECCC’s Rick and Morty Vindicators. I had the Oni Press page saved on my phone. I checked last night and the book was removed from the search engine. I checked this morning, the book was there, but sold out! Was anyone able to get one?

    1. Damn, lol. I usually check CHU before i head out on Wednesdays and i slept in and have just seen the R&M eccc link now. Kinda worth the sleep though.

  6. DrunkWooky only imbibes Correllian ale nowadays. Translation: I get my Star Wars comic fix every week.
    This week:
    -Darth Vader #13: After issue 12, Soule has proven that he can make deep canonical references. He dropped footnotes to his own Lando series, and placed an identifying clue on one of the imperial officers that it took two readings to pick up on. The familial references to the bounty hunter Chanoth, the sith helmet in both Vader vol. 2 and Lando. these deep cut easter eggs are what give Star Wars junkies chills!
    -Thrawn #2 Shalvey variant: Thrawn is having a moment again. It has been more than 25 years since the original Thrawn Trilogy, but Zahn is back on his game! The strategic mastermind, and tactical wolfhound that is Thrawn is back in action! I think Thrawn fans are a sleeping dragon right now. Once they all find out that the new book had a comic adaptation with incentive variants, these will leave the market and rarely return. These books get stowed in lifetime star wars collections….er…..like mine.

      1. I heard that either the cover is upside down or there are interior pages that repeat. I haven’t seen it personally yet.

  7. Another week, another hot book (SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #23) that fails to appear in my pull because the LCS can’t seem to understand the concept of a pull list. Other sold out books that I did acquire include Avengers #684, Action Comics #999 (A&B covers sold out). Was interested in picking up Pumpkinhead #2 and Subspecies #1, but it looks like they didn’t get those books (or they were scarfed up by the eBay sellers). And Dry County #1 was another from my pull that was nowhere to be found.
    On the plus side, the LCS has a 75% off sale on older books that is ending today, so I snagged Showcase #53, which is the first comic book appearance of GI Joe. Also picked up Strange Adventures #177 the other day, which has the first appearance of Immortal Man, who will apparently be the leader of the new Immortal Men team from DC (so maybe a decent spec pick).
    The list:
    ACTION COMICS #999 VAR ED
    BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #20 VAR ED
    DETECTIVE COMICS #976 VAR ED
    FLASH #42 VAR ED
    GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #11
    HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40 VAR ED
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #26 VAR ED
    MISTER MIRACLE #7 (OF 12)
    MISTER MIRACLE #7 (OF 12) VAR ED
    NEW SUPER MAN & THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA #21 VAR ED
    RAGMAN #6 (OF 6)
    RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #20 VAR ED
    SIDEWAYS #2
    SUICIDE SQUAD #37 VAR ED
    SUPERGIRL #19 VAR ED
    TITANS #21 VAR ED
    TRINITY #19 VAR ED
    WILDSTORM MICHAEL CRAY #6 VAR ED
    WONDER WOMAN #42 VAR ED
    CURSE WORDS #12 CVR A BROWNE
    NO 1 WITH A BULLET #5
    PARADISO #4 CVR A PRAMANIK & KELLY
    ROSE #9 CVR A GUARA
    SLOTS #6
    VS #2 CVR A RIBIC
    BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #15 LEG
    DOCTOR STRANGE #387 LEG
    AVENGERS #684 LEG BANNER HULK RETURNS
    MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #4 LEG
    SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #29 LEG
    STAR WARS DARTH VADER #13
    STAR WARS THRAWN #2 (OF 6)
    TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM CARNAGE #1
    TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM LETHAL PROTECTOR #1
    WEAPON X #14 LEG
    WEAPON X #15 LEG
    X-MEN BLUE #23 LEG

    1. Oh, and DC has a free World of Krypton comic this week that I believe reprints the first issue of that older mini-series. This is a tie-in to the new SyFy show, Krypton.

      1. Cool…I picked that series up about a year ago, minty condition! I don’t remember why, other than I must’ve read about it and like the concept and it was a cheap for the condition and age.

  8. Mr Miracle and Dr Strange are it for me this week, I don’t mind a light one.
    Spent a bunch of the day going through my boxes and digging out multiple copies of Web 97 & 99 and Sentry #1
    Probably pick up a nice Harvey precode with the profits

  9. Can someone identify the female character who is in the last few panels of Doctor Strange #387? She lurks out if the shadows and then transforms into a flaming headed chick wearing captsin marvels outfit. I think the CM outfit is a disquise or a ploy though. Thoughts? Anyone?

    1. Idk I read that everyone is going to be Ghost Rider in the next few issues of Damnation and Dr Strange. Cates be like Oprah giving everyone Ghost Riders.

      1. When she first appears out of the shadows to join Mephisto, she has long blonde hair snd then she transforms into Cptn Marvel Ghost Rider. She doesnt look like Carol Damvers before she transforms. Who is she?

    2. Its captain marvel, but mephisto fooled doctor strange into thinkin it was his ex, and captain marvel ghost rider form takes his soul during their exchange

  10. I had hopes of a small week but first shop i walk into had a new collection in. The collection was mostly bronze era and 90s & 2000s Batman with a whole bunch of Randoms. $2 each. My pick ups this week were:
    PC & Readers
    Batman #642 – #650, Jock Covers
    Batman Annual #25, Jock Cover
    Batman #612 ($16, NM)
    Batman #609, #615, #618 – these finish my Hush run ?
    Lobo The Duck #1, Amalgam Comics
    Aliens Salvation TPB, Gibbons & Mignola Alien book, why not?
    Batman #663, Joker cover
    Batman #450 – #451, Bronze era Joker
    Batman Annual #16, Joker
    JLA #26B
    Detective #976B
    OML #36
    ANW #32
    Astonishing XMen #9
    Spec. Spidey #301
    Doctor Strange #387
    Kong on Planet of Apes #5 (of 6)
    Batman #42B
    Gideon Falls #1, Jock Cover
    GIJoe #249
    Rock ‘n Roll Biographies: SOAD #1
    Vampironca #1 Exclusive ASM #101 Homage Variant
    Specs ‘n Flips
    Vampironica #1, ASM 101 Homage Variant
    Spidergirl #83 & #84, $2
    Joker / Mask #1, $2
    Legends of the Dark Knight #1, $2
    Adventures of Superman #600, $2
    Mask of Phantasm TPB, $2
    Batgirl BOP #20B
    Scooby Apocalypse #23B
    Supergirl #19B, for the set
    NM Dead Souls #1, Magik JTC variant
    Moongirl #27, 1st Fantastic 3
    XForce #11, 1st Domino, $12 NM
    ASM #794, $8
    Infinity Crusade #1, .50
    Infinity Watch #1, .50

  11. Not much for me today only Avengers and New Superman, still mad that I missed that Rick and Morty Vindicators on the Oni website. I did manage to find a DC Presents #87 maybe an 8.0 or a little bit lower but it’s for the PC.

  12. LCS
    Infidel 1 reg cvr
    Vamperonica 1 Francavilla cvr
    Scooby Apocalypse 23 Oliver cvr
    Spirits of Vengeance 5
    World Of Krypton giveaway
    Online
    30 Days Of Night Vol 3 #3 Cover B Variant Piotr Kowalski & Aurore Folny Cover
    Avengers Vol 6 #685 Cover A Regular Mark Brooks Cover (No Surrender Part 11) NEXT WEEK
    Batman White Knight #5 Cover A Regular Sean Murphy Cover
    Batwoman Vol 2 #13 Cover B Variant Lee Bermejo Cover NEXT WEEK
    Comic Shop News #1605
    Comic Shop News 2018 Spring Preview
    Coyotes #4
    Giant Days #35
    Harcourt Legacy #3 Cover B Variant Jen Bartel Cover
    Hard Case Crime Quarrys War #3 Cover B Variant Ricardo Drummond Cover
    Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #5 Cover A Regular Jen Bartel Cover
    Hawkeye Vol 5 #15
    I Hate Fairyland #16 Cover B Variant Skottie Young F*ck Fairyland Cover
    Ice Cream Man #3 Cover B Variant Mike Shea Cover NEXT WEEK
    Iron Fist Vol 5 #77
    Kingsman Red Diamond #6 Cover B Variant Goran Parlov Sketch Cover
    Last Hunt #4
    Lucy Dreaming #1 NEXT WEEK
    Mighty Thor Vol 2 #705 Cover B Variant Stanley Artgerm Lau Cover NEXT WEEK
    Paper Girls #20
    Rock Candy Mountain #8
    Shadow Batman #5 Cover E Variant Giovanni Timpano Subscription Cover
    She-Hulk Vol 3 #162
    Spider-Man Deadpool #27
    Spider-Man Vol 2 #237
    Star Wars Vol 4 #43 Cover C Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Cover
    Superman Vol 5 #40 Cover B Variant Jonboy Meyers Cover
    Thanos Vol 2 #17 Cover B Variant Christian Ward Cover NEXT WEEK
    Vampblade Season 2 #11 Cover C Variant Jason Federhenn Cover
    Venom Vol 3 #161 Cover A Regular Javier Rodriguez Cover
    Witchblade Vol 2 #3
    X-Men Red #1 Cover K 2nd Ptg Variant Mahmud A Asrar Cover
    Zombie Tramp Vol 2 #43 Cover C Variant Jason Federhenn Cover

  13. Online orders:
    Avengers #684 Cover A
    Action Comics Vol 2 #999 Cover B Variant Kaare Andrews Cover
    Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #20 Cover B Variant Adam Hughes Cover
    Justice League Of America Vol 5 #26 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Cover
    Ragman Vol 3 #6
    Supergirl Vol 7 #19 Cover B Variant Stanley Artgerm Lau Cover
    Superman Vol 5 #42 Cover A Regular Patrick Gleason Cover
    Superman Vol 5 #42 Cover B Variant Jonboy Meyers Cover
    Suicide Squad Vol 4 #37 Cover B Variant Andrea Sorrentino Cover
    Vampironica #1 Cover B Variant Francesco Francavilla Cover
    Walking Dead #177 Cover A Regular Charlie Adlard & Dave Stewart Cover
    Walking Dead #177 Cover B Variant Bill Sienkiewicz Cover
    Sending out a few comics to get slabbed by CGC and hoping for 9.8s. Gonna take the advice I’ve seen on here to try to get some more silver and bronze in my collection..have way too many moderns, it became addictive!

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