Welcome once again to my spec and my drek. I pick what I think will be winners, not only if you make money by flipping but winners as in either a great read or just awesome art.
Then there’s the pesky drek, the comic you should avoid altogether or not fall into the buying every variant trap.
We likely won’t get a reveal this issue but we might get more clues.
With Terry McGinnis wanted by the police and on the run, the only person who can stop him is Batwoman!
But how do you stop a walking nuclear reactor when you barely know how to use your own high-tech suit?
Don’t forget that Midtown has signed copies of Last God available.
The solicitations imply something huge happens in this issue that we don’t want to miss but since the reading order of this one is before Absolute Carnage #5 from last week, I’m not going to anticipate too much, not yet. I think at most we learn more details since the Previews Prevue kind of rehashes parts of what we already learned in AC5.
It’s still a must pickup to continue following the story line.
It’s the final tie-in to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but that doesn’t mean superstars Donny Cates and Iban Coello are easing up off the gas!
You want to know what happens in this one, True Believers? You’re going to have to read it! Rated T+
The other honorable mention goes to Avengers #27, there might be something special going on in this issue but it’s certainly full on speculation until we can see some spoilers.
Indie and Small Publisher Books
A must pickup for the Crow fans out there. Probably more of a reader book and series than it’s gonna make you money by flipping.
Every year, a group of six people gather for Christmas in a cabin in the far North Woods of Wisconsin. But this isn’t your average bickering nuclear family-these are six of the most prolific killers in North America.
Now, last year’s sins have risen from the grave, ready to deliver the gift of revenge. Guided by the Crow, Cecilia Rite will give six psychos a holiday hammer party.
This next book is promising as it was a great first read. It’s only gonna be spec worthy if it gets optioned down the beaten path though. Pick it up for the read.
SERIES PREMIERE! ‘SINS OF THE FATHER,’ Part One-Featuring the show-stopping talents of SPAWN series artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER and the writer behind such hit shows as Wutang: An American Saga, Marvel’s Runaways, and Starz’s American Gods-RODNEY BARNES.
When a small-town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father-the revered Philadelphia detective James Sangster Sr.-he begins to unravel a mystery that leads him down a path of horrors that will shake his beliefs to their core. The city that was once the symbol of liberty and freedom has fallen prey to corruption, poverty, unemployment, brutality… and vampires. Welcome to KILLADELPHIA.
New Source Point book gives the impression it has potential. Could end up being a decent flip if demand kicks in, with the writer having ties to television already, could be one of those books with a potential for a future media option.
From the mind of television graphic designer Chris Callahan comes the first of a 4-issue supernatural mystery miniseries that will leave you questioning the very existence of existence.
What if paradise wasn’t as it seemed? A tragic journey to the new world… Two souls separated by death… After a fatal shipwreck, James finds himself dissatisfied with the tedious machinations of eternity in the afterlife.
A journey to discover the truth of his wife’s disappearance reveals a terrible secret even Knowledge can’t explain. The Misplaced is a dark supernatural tale of love and desperation that spans several planes of existence.
The last pick goes to a supernatural horror thriller type of book that has potential.
An attorney is given a curse from a mysterious prisoner that allows her to kill anyone instantly with just a touch of her hand… but only if they’re evil.
Her whole life is turned upside down in an instant as she is forced to question what evil is, who she can trust, and her own sanity.
Get ready to meet a hero unlike anyone you’ve ever seen, and forgive her if she doesn’t shake hands.
Midtown also has Undiscovered Country double signed books available as well.
Now on with the dreaded “avoid” pick, every writer and artist worst nightmare when it comes to selling their hard work.
Don’t overspend on the 1:25 Killadelphia #1 variant. It’s gonna be a great pickup if you can get at cover price but as someone already spent $63 for the copies at Midtown, I’m willing to bet you’ll get these for far less on the secondary market. In fact, there’s already a couple handfuls listed on eBay, I’m going to imagine there will be more come release day.
This is the type of book that only heats up if there’s ever a show made. Buy low, sell high.