Poyo’s Spec and Drek for March 25th, 2020

Welcome to my own weekly spec which includes my weekly drek picks. 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.

It’s a slow week I think for DC and Marvel but some promising picks and reads out of IDW and the smaller publishers.

DC Picks

Batman #90 gets a second printing. For those that missed out, here’s your chance as I don’t think this one will be hard to find. Midtown isn’t even limiting them if that tells you anything.

My main DC pick goes to Batman Beyond #42. Primarily due to the Nguyen regular cover which is just awesome.

Batman Beyond #42Buy Batman Beyond #42 from ZeusComics.com

It’s a smaller week for DC and nothing else sort of pops out. I did find it interesting that Midtown was/is sold out of Batgirl #45 (Buy from ZeusComics.com) regular cover.

Marvel Picks

If you’re a Kaare Andrews fan, Black Panther #22 is likely on your hit list of books to pick up. Already sold out at Midtown.

Black Panther #22 (Andrews Variant)

The next pick is for any Star Wars fan. Great new series to our favorite bounty hunters in a galaxy, far far away… Star Wars Bounty Hunters #2.

Star Wars Bounty Hunters #2Buy Bounty Hunters #2 from ZeusComics.com

Indie and Small Publisher Picks

Judge Dredd False Witness #1. As a huge Dredd fan, it’s a must pickup. These don’t normally heat up, they’re picks for the read.

Judge Dredd False Witness #1 (Cover A - Zama)Buy Judge Dredd False Witness #1 from ZeusComics.com

This next one is for all you 80s people. Machine vs Machine. Yes Please! This one is Transformers Vs Terminator #1 from IDW.

Transformers vs Terminator #1 (Cover A - Fullerton)

Buy Transformers Vs Terminator #1 from ZeusComics.com

As a long time X-O Manowar fan, this new volume I’m picking up for the read (I’ve actually read the first issue and it was pretty good).

X-O Manowar #1 from Valiant takes what I think is a new approach with this hero and character. Seems to be more a hero for the people, responding to threats as they come in. Some people love him while others don’t like him cause to save people usually results in some destruction.

Buy X-O Manowar #1 from ZeusComics.com

The last pick comes out of Vault Comics, No Ones Rose #1 which is a new book from Zac Thompson and artist Jimenez-Alburquerque. The soliciation seems promising so it’s a definite check out book.

Buy No Ones Rose #1 from ZeusComics.com


Now on with the dreaded “drek” pick, every writer and artist worst nightmare when it comes to selling their hard work. The book to avoid or not fall victim to in buying at ratio inflated prices.

Immortal Hulk #33. Don’t fall into the trap of buying just because it’s actually issue #750 with it’s legacy numbering. Pick the cover you like, leave it at that.

10 thoughts on “Poyo’s Spec and Drek for March 25th, 2020”

      1. It’s not a Virgin cover, but the title and issue number are not prevalent at the traditional top of the book, but tucked away inconspicuously in a corner such that more of the cover art is exposed.

        1. D-rog I am to understand you are a big DC fan so got a question. Received a email solicit from a retailer trying to push Clown Hunter as having a first in Batman #95. Everything I have read is stating #96 is debut. I don’t follow DC that much, so do you have any idea on this?

          1. Sorry, I wouldn’t know. I get all my information from here and other free sites. But he clearly will “show up” in 96.

            Maybe someone else here can chime in what they heard. I’ll keep looking around but very strong possibility he makes a cameo at the end of 95, then fully introduced in 96. Tynion has made comments before like Punchline making her debut in 94 only to surprise everyone in 89 b cause he didn’t think that would be as relevant an appearance as 94.

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