Wednesday is upon us, the best day of the week. Unless of course our comic shops let us down and don’t order some of the books we desire.
Anyone else notice Midtown has all their Amazing Spider-Man title pictures all mixed up? This week looks a wee bit more exciting for me than last week so I’m going to dive right into my picks and then hurt an artists or writers feelings when I tell you people to avoid their book with my drek of the week.
I think the only thing DC has going for it this week is the few Mattina covers coming out.
So it was really a tossup for me.
Ultimately I went with the Justice League America #29 over the Suicide Squad (both available on eBay).
This is a long term hold, one for the personal collection to be honest. I don’t see these heating up anytime soon. Like Anthony mentioned in his spec video, retailers and shops have caught onto Mattina covers just like the Artgerm’s and so on.
Grab it, stash it.
I’m an idiot and claimed this was the end of the story arc a few issues back.
Now I can say it’s the real conclusion of the smash hit story arc for Avengers. So how’s it going to end? What smashing conclusion will Marvel provide to end this surprising run in Avengers #690?
Could be great, could be a dud. Hopefully Anthony can find us some spoilers so we’ll know if we need to grab more than a copy or two.
The description makes it sound like Avengers is ending but we all know that’s not going to happen. What does Marvel have up it’s sleeves? We’ll just have to wait and see. Unless there’s a death or new appearance, don’t see this being a huge spec hit or long term value hold.
This is a no brainer pick.
Stabbity Bunny #4 hits shelves this week and it’s my indie pick.
The previous issues have sold well in the secondary market. This one likely won’t be a huge spec hit but should not be passed over, especially if you’re collecting for the personal collection.
I expect this one to be possibly a little easier to get as I’m hoping most shops are catching on in ordering a little heavier on this title from but you never can tell.
Grab a copy or two. One goes in the PC while the other one you hold to possible sell later to pay for both copies.
Small Publisher Pick
I started watching Rick and Morty but have not finished yet. But Rick and Morty is hot.
Their stuff sells, most of my shops can barely keep back issues on the shelves.
So this weeks small publisher pick goes to Rick And Morty #37, which is the homage Pickle Rick cover.
Classic cover. Expect most fans to seek these out, they won’t last long. Midtown has already started limiting them to 1 per copy.
My other pick for small publisher goes to Mega Man Mastermix #2.
I don’t care if the price tag is $7.99. It’s the size of almost 4 comics being 80 pages long.
I love Mega Man, loved him since the 80s. Just brings back some fond memories from my early days.
Just like issue #1, this will be slim pickings and likely a smaller print run.
If you’re like me and are a long time fan, grab a copy and stash them. I will be going for all 3 covers. I’ve actually been trying to downsize my collection and dumping off a huge chunk but these are the types of books that are getting stashed into my long term personal collection boxes.
Now on with the dreaded avoid pick, every writer and artist worst nightmare when it comes to selling their hard work.
Besides the few Black Mask books (sorry, it’s just a given now), I’m going to go out on a limb here today and tell people to avoid all the Marvel variants this week. After reading some comments in a few recent topics (thanks Alana for the spark), this goes beyond the store variants I pretty much avoid but I think goes along the same lines.
It’s just getting out of hand if you ask me. This pump and dump by publishers to sell more copies of a book to people to boost overall sales numbers is just starting to become sickening for me.
Sure I like the occasional variant, if a book has 1 or 2 alternate covers but when I’m browsing the list of new books and a new title has more covers than I can count on one hand, this is ruining the industry in my opinion. Some might benefit from it but it’s a cash grab for the most part.
If you buy a variant for $29.99 cause you love the art work on the cover, good for you. Buy what you like but if you expect such cover to be worth $29.99 or more 6 months, a year or 10 years later, you got another thing coming. The only time a high ratio variant holds it’s value or more is if there’s a first appearance involved. History doesn’t lie, go do your research before buying any variant above cover price.
That’s all I got this week.