Wednesday Open Forum


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 220th edition of the open forum!

Oh no! I forgot the 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?

73 thoughts on “Wednesday Open Forum”

  1. Grabbed 4x Harley 57
    Batman A + B
    Black Order Cover B

    Just got back all new wolverine #2 from CGC graded @ 9.8 x 2 and ASM #300 @ 8.0 and ASM #300 @ 8.5

  2. I picked up a low grade Strange Adventures #205 last night. (First appearance of Deadman) got it well under asking price so I am happy with having it. Want to pick up more first appearances and key older books. I don’t mind lower grades on keys as they still have growth potential.

  3. Heat has been steadily building for “House of Secrets 92” .. I’m holding 3 that range from 3.5 – 8.0 .. have had several customers make offers, but I think I’m just going to hold for now ..

    1. I have a CGC 6.5 HOS 92 I bring to the swap where I sell comics. Each swap I price it at FMV. I get a lot of interest and a lot of customers kicking themselves for not buying it at the previous swap at the lower FMV.

      1. Yes, it seems to just keep moving steadily up .. I’m a big Wrightson fan anyway and about all of the HOS are good reads ..

    2. I was able to get a VF+ copy 20 years ago for the unheard of price of $9. One of the harder keys to find, beautiful artwork, and 1st appearance of a cool character. I’ve had several offers from friends, but I don’t know if I could find one if I needed to replace down the road in that shape or better .

    3. Yeah .. mine all came from runs I bought over the years .. which reminds me, I should take some time and dig through the boxes of Charlton that have accumulated .. gotta be some worthwhile Giordano, Colletta and Ditko material in there ..

  4. Grabbed the Harley, Punisher, Thor, Batman, and Venom book. Also grabbed a Winter Soldier 2 since still on the shelf.
    I grabbed a 1:25 Hughes Captain Marvel as well, but def overpaid at my shop.

    I really struggle with wanting to support/order things via my lcs, but really feel like I sometimes pay for my loyalty.

  5. Picking up this week:
    SIP XXV 9

    Wizard Beach 2 (I like the art but have not read #1 yet)
    Harley 57

    In the mail:
    Unnatural 6 Port City Comics variant signed and sketched with a separate sketch

      1. Going for cover A on BM62. Don’t care for Millers work on the issue. So far all A covers I’ve seen have big spine ticks.

        Found a Jango Fett 1:10 variant for cover, though. No Harley 57B yet. One more stop.

        DEathstroke 39A doesn’t match what most sites have. I don’t was looking for the “I’m not crazy!” Cover….what happened?!

      2. Got a shop to hold a Harley for me. They only had 1 when opened. Hopefully it’s NM+, but beggars can’t be choosers.

    1. Im always looking at 9.4s and 9.6s that look like theyll press into a 9.8. Its risky business but can be rewarding. My biggest reward came from a nyx 3 that i had at 9.2 that prssed into a 9.8. Your shehulk looks really good and for an older book and with all that black on the top corner its a nice grade.

  6. 3 stops so far and no Harley. 2 more before I hit my LCS. Asked my LCS to order 3x copies but only got one copy. I’ll try the other two stops and hopefully I’ll have more than one copy for all my troubles today (crowded subway in morning rush reminds me why I hate commuting downtown). Wish my luck fellow hunters!

  7. Ended up buying a lot more than I anticipated this week:
    Miles Morales #2 (Taneka variant for $15)
    Captain Marvel #1 (Hughes variant for $15)
    Die #2
    Star Wars #59 (Action figure variant)
    Harley Quinn #57 (Tedesco variant X2)

    Spec pick ups this week:
    Winter Soldier #2 (3 copies for cover)
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #8 ($4)
    Knights of the Golden Sun #2 (2 copies for cover price)
    Immortal Hulk #3 (X2 1st prints for cover price)

    Not a bad week for pick ups to turn into some cash for other things…

    Good hunting everyone!

  8. Spent a lot more than I thought I would and at 3 different LCS’s

    1 x HQ 58 cover A
    3 x HQ 58 cover B
    1 x Batman 62 cover B
    2 x Avengers 12 (Noto)
    4 x Winter Soldier 2
    1 x Long Box 😀
    Age of the Sentry #1 – $4
    Savage She-Hulk #1 – $15
    Thor 337 (likely 9.8) – $90

    1. Out of all the new characters this week the only one that really has potential is Harley, good cover decent looking new character. But and it’s a big butt, no character introduced in any Harley book has ever amounted to anything and they ride the hype train for a week or two and crash back down to cover. Gang of Harleys, Redtool I’m looking at you.

  9. I do want to give a big 🤙🧜🏽‍♀️🧚🏼‍♀️🧞‍♀️THANK YOU🧞‍♂️🧚🏼‍♂️🧜🏼‍♂️🤙 to a CHU reader that helped me and my family out this week and picked up my extra copy of TWD #1. I will pay it forward with a CHU giveaway when I get back on my feet.

  10. I found a cover price Harley “B” cover today which surprised me. The guy in front of me grabbed all three copies but was nice enough to let me have one.
    I also ordered two more flash A covers for next week(new character on the a cover) and another BWL 2 because of the Grim Knight appearance. I also scored a miles morales 1st appearance still in the polybag for 75$ Its in incredible condition so I snagged it to add to my evergrowing pile of books to get graded. I also wanted to mention that i really feel that Anthony and the gang have really been hitting on all cylinders these days. It seems that theyre posting more articles that are full of interesting content and i wanted to say bravo guys. CHU has become my favorite Comic book site by far.

  11. Yikes, big week! Harley Quinn B cover was sold out, but it seemed like other “hot” books were available. Also found out that the comics person from my LCS either left or was removed, so hopefully the next person will be decent (sorry to see her go, though). Here is the pull list:

    Adventures Of The Super Sons #6 (Of 12)
    Batman #62 (Cover A Mitch Gerads)
    Batman #62 (Cover B Frank Miller)
    Batman Kings Of Fear #6 (Of 6)
    Curse Of Brimstone #10
    Deathstroke #39 (Cover B Dave Johnson)
    Green Arrow #48 (Cover B Neal Adams)
    Green Lantern #3 (Cover B Jae Lee)
    Harley Quinn #57 (Cover B Julian Totino Tedesco)
    Justice League #15 (Cover B Will Conrad)
    Martian Manhunter #2 (Of 12)(Cover A Riley Rossmo)
    Martian Manhunter #2 (Of 12)(Cover B Joshua Middleton) x2
    Nightwing #56 (Cover B Otto Schmidt)
    Suicide Squad Black Files #3 (Of 6)
    Unexpected #8
    United States Vs Murder Inc #5 (Of 6)
    Young Justice #1 (Cover B Patrick Gleason Black & White Variant)
    Young Justice #1 (Cover E Yasmine Putri Robin Variant)
    Bitter Root #3 (Cover A Sanford Greene)
    Criminal #1
    Gunning For Hits #1
    Oblivion Song By Kirkman And De Felici #11
    Outer Darkness #3
    Avengers #12 (Cover A Alan Davis)
    Black Order #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Philip Tan)
    Marvel’s Avengers Endgame Prelude #2 (Of 3)
    Star Wars #59 (Cover A Jamal Campbell)
    Star Wars Age Of Republic Jango Fett #1 (Cover A Paolo Rivera)
    Star Wars Age Of Republic Jango Fett #1 (Cover B In-Hyuk Lee)
    True Believers Conan Swords In The Night #1
    True Believers Conan The Devil-God Of Bal-Sagoth #1
    Web Of Venom Unleashed #1 (Cover A Ryan Stegman)
    Spider-Gwen Ghost-Spider #4 (Cover A Bengal)
    Aliens Dust To Dust #4 (Of 4)(Cover B Carlos D’Anda)
    Predator Hunters II #4
    William Gibson’s Alien 3 #3 (Cover B William Johnson)

    The LCS is also having an 85% off sale on older books so I picked up a decent run of Green Lantern Vol. 2 books (Silver Age) running from 15 to the lower 70’s. Most were in the 5.0-6.5 grade range with a few above and below.

      1. It isn’t really an LCS, but a “store within a store”. There are other people that can step in, and in fact her position is already filled by someone else who has been there a little while.

  12. Picked up the Middleton variant of Aquaman 15 cause of the cool Black Manta cover….$3. Turns out it has multiple sales up to $25 in recent days!

  13. no jar;eu fpr ,e yet. alyana email me as I will take those spidy books you mentioned . keeping you in my thoughts and prayers .picking up ghost spider batman #62 rags #3 and a spidergwen costume for one of my models .o.k. about to set up a go fund me will explain in next weeks hidden gems love you guys blind adam out

  14. Long time reader, first time posting. You guys really bring so much joy to us each week. Best imaginary friends I ever had!

    This week:
    HQ 57B
    Bitter Root 1C
    Bitter Root 3D
    Batman 62B

    Gunning For Hits 2 (preorder)

    Have a great week. Peace

  15. Hit 5 shops (and called 2 others)…scored 3 Harley A’s and 2 Harley B’s. Normally Harleys are not hard to find, but today A & B were BOTH ghosts. Also found a Miles Morales Spidey #2 1:25 variant for $15. And picked up 2 Winter Soldiers #2 for cover, as well as Immortal Hulk #2 – 8 (1st prints) for cover. Plus Rags #2 (1st print for cover) and Rags #3, and a bunch of other more routine stuff.

  16. Once again I’d like to express my gratitude to all you guys for the great tips, picks, and friendliness. Shoutout to comicpro for helping me aquire a Harley B. And if you ever need pressing services, he’s your man!

  17. Stopped at 5 shops this morning and picked up
    HQ #57 B x4
    Black order #3
    Thor #9
    Young Justice #1 Putri
    Avengers #674 first appearance of Voyager
    Avengers #12
    Rags #3
    Venom unleashed #1
    Bitter root #3 cover D

    Also found out the tec #995 B I picked up last week is going for $20 to $30 now on ebay

  18. Harley Quinn variant was a tough find, only ended up with 2 copies from 4 shops.
    Capt Marvel #1 Hughes 1:25 variant $10.
    No Miles 1:25 variants despite arriving very early, my regular spots didn’t order 25 Copies, not even close.
    Thor 165 VF for $100. Cleanest copy I’ve seen at a shop in years
    Tales To Astonish 19 & 22 GD+ $25 ea.
    Green Lantern #55 Lobo variant $5.
    Green Lantern #9 Van Sciver variant $10
    ASM 344, 346, 347, 365 $3 ea
    Wonder Woman ’87 series 1(x3), 7, 9 $3 ea
    Saving the best for last: Famous Funnies #209 for $10. Pays to know your golden age keys when you find one in the “family comics” box at a LCS 😀

  19. Small pickup for me
    Harley Quinn cover B
    Web of venom unleashed cover A
    Avengers #12 cover B
    And Amanda Connor was at my LCS signing Ms Marvel #1 so i said the heck with it and got 2 copies

  20. Just got back from a little road trip to Florida. So no pickups for me this week, and I didn’t stop by any shops along the way.

  21. Picked up a nice little Batman hush lot off letgo when I got home I realized there was a 2nd print of 608 and 612 included.
    Batman 608-617
    Also got a Jim lee signed copy of 612
    2x amazing Spider-Man 500 1 signed by J Scott Campbell and 1 signed by John Romita Jr. deals are out there you just have to be on the lookout.

  22. I’m just getting back into buying stuff after a little bit. I appreciate all that CHU does to help us get good stuff.
    Any way I got
    Criminal #1(been hped fpr this)
    FNSpidey #1 Artgerm
    Young Justice #1 Wondergirl cover
    Batman And Harley Bs were gone fast so I didn’t get either one. One shop had their last copy of Harley B at $20. Yikes!.

    1. If they still have that HQ copy and it’s NM+ or better you should grab it. eBay prices are heading north of $20 now, after dipping down to $15 earlier in the week…. and that’s before shipping is added.

      This cover likely will be a cover of the year candidate…it just feels that way…and with so many Harley fans and with a first appearance of a new character who knows where it ends up.

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