Things I Like and Don’t Like for the Week of September 11th, 2019

It’s that time again, where I tell you what’s really grinding my gears for the week of September 11th, 2019.

Some weeks it’s mostly likes, other weeks it’s dislikes.


So what’s grinding my gears this week?


Once & Future

Once & Future #1 (of 6) (Final Printing) is available for pre-order and BOOM! is claiming they will fulfill all orders.

So, if you missed out on the hard to find 2nd through 5th printings of this first issue, here’s your chance at the 6th and final printing. How nice of BOOM! to make sure everyone gets the 6th printing after what seemed like an impossible ask of obtaining the others.

Now the demand has kicked in for Once & Future #2 (2nd Printing), which Diamond has claimed could be allocated. So get your pre-orders in if you can for this one or bribe your local shop to make sure you get your copy if they get allocated.

Ghost Rider Is Back

Ghost Rider is back. And I’m not talking about the car driving version, I’m talking Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch, on bikes, the way Ghost Rider is suppose to ride.

Ghost Rider #1There’s also a pretty slick all black blank variant I’m looking forward to.

Ghost Rider #1 (Black Blank Variant)If you want the NYCC Previews Variant which is limited to 3000, you can order that one as well. I’m seriously hoping they have some more Ghost Rider variants at NYCC available.

Ghost Rider #1 (NYCC 2019 Kuder Variant)
FOC is Monday, which is tomorrow. I don’t expect these to heat up and should be fairly easy to get but I’m hoping for some great story telling with possibly some surprises in this new series. The one to get and flip is the Ghost Rider #1 (Hidden Gem Variant), if you can get for cheap. TFAW has it for $79.99 but these hidden gems can easily fetch $100+.

We need more Ghost Rider in our comic book lives.

Hidden Gems in Own Collection

While we’re on the subject of Ghost Rider, so a week or so back, Ghost Rider #28 made the list as one of the hottest comics currently based likely on movement, not so much value.

I don’t have many comics from my earlier days but I did have a handful, tucked away in a long box. But this cover caught my attention as one of the few books I held onto from long ago and low and behold, I located it in my collection.

This is a stock photo of a direct edition. My copy was newstand with a barcode. If I recall correctly, my copy was probably yanked from the local Eckerds spinner rack while still being in minty fresh condition with no spine issues.

It’s just a shame I still don’t have the poster that came polybagged with this issue. I actually remember hanging it up on my wall back in the day.

That’s all I got this week. What’s grinding your gears this week? Tell us here or in the forums, where anything goes.

9 thoughts on “Things I Like and Don’t Like for the Week of September 11th, 2019”

  1. ghost rider is #awesomesauce.always loved s#5&15 as a young c.p.#15 is one of the first comics I made money with.#5 is just a cool punisher appearance.wish I head onto my coverless marvel spotlight #5and could find the comics images t-shirt.

    1. if the rights are bought by a production company, you will never see issue 3. that’s why the indies usually have comics with 6 issue #1 variants and 6 subsequent printings of #1 as well. once the rights are bought, what’s the sense of drawing a comic book all day?. the money’s made

  2. Once and future story has started well, time will only tell as in most comics, probably best to wait till issue 3 at least to see if it will maintain reader buzz.

    1. Isn’t it a 6 issue mini-series? But then again, if it can continue I could see them extending it. I think they did the same thing for Grass Kings if I’m recalling correctly.

  3. I hope people aren’t paying too much for Venom 1st Host #3….Venom 18 holds a surprise…

    That’s a “like” for me….mostly because I couldn’t track any down to flip…,😁

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