Poyo’s Spec and Drek for July 31st, 2019

It’s the 5th Wednesday of the month. These are usually the lame duck of the new comic book days but this one doesn’t look half bad. There’s a lot of small publisher and indie books hitting shelves this week that are worth checking out.

DC Picks

Batman Who Laughs #7 (of 7) is this weeks DC pick.

Not a whole lot else going on this week out of DC but this book should be the start of what’s to come in Batman Superman #1 hitting shelves this August.

Billy Batson is infected by BWL. It’ll be interesting to see how this starts off the path to such evilness.

Marvel Picks

Powers of X #1 (of 6) is one of the picks this week out from Marvel.

It’s Hickman. He’s reinventing the X-Men for the greater good of all us comic book nerds. Of course we have to check it out.

Marvel Comics Presents #7 is a no brainer pick. Already selling out at online shops.

Not sure if we’ll see any heat on this one but it’s certain to continue where it last left off where we were introduced to the potential new child of Wolverine.

Small Publisher Picks

Canto #2 is already selling out online. The 1:10 variant is the one to really grab at cover or cheap if you can.

Great story, great artwork. There’s a reason the Canto #1 (of 6) (2nd Printing) is hitting shelves this Wednesday as well and there’s also a Canto #1 (of 6) (3rd Printing) on the way.

Manor Black #1 is a new Bunn horror book. If you liked Harrow County I’d imagine this one is for you. There’s also a pretty sweet looking Dan Brereton Variant Cover as well.

TMNT #96 is already selling for $15 on pre-sales, the B cover. The regular is selling for a bit less. Sold out quickly online. I don’t think this one will be as special in the timeline of the turtles and the new girl turtle. Grab and sell, I think FOMO is kicking in and it’s a quick flip book.

Indie Picks

Gutt Ghost Til We Meet Again #1 is a new Scout book out this week and it’s already flirting around the $15 range in pre-sales. It’s a definite watch and check out book.

There is also a limited 200 print run variant out there that seems to be selling well.

Leave on the Light #1 was an indie book I mentioned a few months back as a book on my watch list.

I hope it’s a great read and I expect a small print run. Seems like the type of book most retailers might of skipped over.

The Love She Offered #1 somehow slipped past me in previews and I stumbled upon this new title that really seems interesting.

Maybe because the cover looks like a cheesy love story..

Six weeks ago, Brian Thompson’s daughter Julia was murdered, stabbed several times with a knife and left for dead right outside her home. The police questioned her ex-boyfriend Sean, but he was never charged. Brian, however, is convinced that Sean is the killer. He knows it. And he wants justice for his daughter. Together with his brother Earl and his best friend Ross, Brian comes up with a plan. They kidnap Sean and bring him to a remote cabin. Their goal: To make Sean confess his crime. Everything goes to hell from there…


Now on with the dreaded “avoid” pick, every writer and artist worst nightmare when it comes to selling their hard work.

It was a pick but it’s also a drek pick. Don’t overspend on TMNT #96. Buy low, like cover price and leave it at that.

6 thoughts on “Poyo’s Spec and Drek for July 31st, 2019”

  1. Right now 11:30 pm mon. Night est. Scout comics website has regular and secret skull variant for $10. These wont last long! Go now.

  2. I’m thinking this is the week to avoid TMNT96. At least thru E-Bay. TMNT95 should be at what I expect will be it’s low point. It went thru two weeks of FOMO pricing then the stores got restocked with the leftovers from Diamond inventory which allowed for undercutters to walk the price back down to about half of the previous peaks. The print run itself was low though for 1st printings and with 96 hitting the streets we should begin to gradually see an increase in “NEW” turtle readers now that she’s starting to do something as a turtle and it’s not just a flash in the pan. I would expect 95 to slowly rise at least through issue 101 with each issue bringing more new readers on board.

    TMNT96 should have been heavily ordered. I would expect at least a doubling of the print run compared to 95. In addition, they’ve already announced she doesn’t suit up until 97 so it may be another month yet until she actually does anything cool and exciting as a turtle. Maybe there’s a 1 page get dressed early thing in 96 but the supply expected to start being available tomorrow doesn’t really scream run to E-bay today and pay stupid high prices. Give it a week or more to calm down and you probably should have already subscribed or preordered 96 anyway. 97 thru 101 seem like smart ones to lock down also. They may not all come in as winners but they should all be in demand for years to come if she stays around which it sounds like she will be doing.

    1. Agreed. I bought a cvr A #95 right before the fomo kicked in. Now I’m looking to add a Cvr B. Also found a #51 in my back issues. Got tmnt on my pull list to insure cvr price.

  3. As of right now, it appears as if #51, 1st appearance of Jennika, is leading the pack. #51 is seeing about $40 on feeBay and the 1:10 is about $100. #95A is seeing about $30, while the 1:10 is seeing about $50. The TMNT regulars have also stated that they view #51 as Jennikas 1st, and have for some time now (regarding her 1st in 51, and her face reveal in #52.

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