Poyo’s Spec & Drek for September 9th, 2020

Welcome to this weeks spec and drek and for those in the U.S, hope you enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend. This is where we pick the winners each week we think will be spec worthy, a great read or just cool looking art on the cover. I also dive into the pesky drek, the book you should probably avoid if you can or perhaps not invest so heavily into.

DC Picks

Wonder Woman #762 could prove worthy for those on the Liar Liar bandwagon. There’s also the 1:25 Design Variant if you can grab for cheap, might not be a bad pickup.

Wonder Woman #762There’s also the Middleton Variant that’s pretty slick.

Wonder Woman #762 (Card Stock J Middleton Variant)Superman #25 introduces a new villain. It’s a book to watch. Superman heat normally doesn’t last long though so tread carefully.

It also has a 1:25 Design Variant that might end up as the overall winner if the new character sticks.

I think the primary winner coming out of DC though this week will ultimately be Batman The Adventures Continue #2 2nd Printing.

Marvel Picks

Star Wars Bounty Hunters #1 (3rd Printing) hits shelves this week. It’s a new rendition of the 2nd printing which saw some love on the secondary market. Great cover, definitely a must for any Boba Fett fan.

Strange Academy #2 (3rd Printing) is one of the few Marvel titles that isn’t written by Cates that’s getting a lot of attention. With multiple printings, it’s hard to pass these up with new cover art. The completists in us must collect them all right?

Web of Venom Wraith #1 was leaked early by Marvel themselves on the Marvel Unlimited app.

Great read and tie-in of what’s likely to come. Is the “light” going to end up the same as Black Winter? Probably wise to pick up a copy or two I say. It’s cheap gambling if you’re buying at cover.

Web of Venom Wraith #1There’s also a pretty cool Ryp Variant as well.

Web of Venom Wraith #1 (Ryp Variant)For you Donny Cates Thor completists..  it’s got a few more additional printings coming out this week.

Thor #1 (3rd Printing)
Thor #4 (3rd Printing)
Thor #3 (4th Printing)

These are the ones you grab a copy and stash in the Thor box.

Indie and Small Publisher Picks

This week is rather light for the smaller guys. But here’s what stands out.

Something Is Killing Children #10 hits shelves this week. The ratio variant is probably gonna command a pretty penny by those trying to capitalize off it.

Something Is Killing Children #10This next one could be great, could be a dud as it’s story and plot is nothing ground breaking but could still be an interesting read.

Stargazer #1 is out from Mad Cave and worth the skim I think before picking up.

Stargazer #1 (of 6)

Now on with the dreaded “drek” pick, every writer and artists 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.

Batman #92 Retailer Appreciation Variant. Don’t spend too much money on this book. Retailers might ask for a crap ton but we might see the prices drop on the secondary when everyone starts listing their copies.

9 thoughts on “Poyo’s Spec & Drek for September 9th, 2020”

  1. Small week for me
    Nightwing #74 variant
    Joker/Harley criminal sanity #5 (series has been out for a year already)
    Death metal trinity crisis #1 (new bat/other characters)
    Web of venom wraith
    Ice cream man quarantine comix
    & the beautiful Alex Ross sub mariner timeless I don’t remember which book it was

    On a different note…is anybody underwhelmed by “joker war”? I feel like nothing has truly happened & Batman is just hallucinating so much (flashbacks to Tom king knightmares) & Alfred coming then breaking his neck each issue…Then you have every side issue costing like 5 to 7bucks too (sales as dark nights Jesus I’m getting tired)

  2. Didn’t the retailer appreciation variant come out last week? Lots of copies up on eBay already. Price has held steady above $200.

    Pick something else!

    1. The Batman #92 retailer appreciation variant was delayed to most retailers and comes out this week. Some retailers got their copies last week.

  3. My LCS got a Batman 92 one per store copy for this week also. It was beautiful. The store owner wanted $250. I offered $225. He had another customer offer $300. I said God bless the guy, it’s his. Last week the same store owner sold me the Miles 1 per store for cover. Win some lose some. Seems like Sales on Batman 92.C though are heating up because of the one per store being so pricey. For everyone that laughed at Punchline Year of the Villain Hell Arisen 3’s they are now over $250 in 9.8 and Batman 89’s are approaching $200. If the Batman Who Laughs and the Robin King are books people want, why not Punchline?

    I’m disappointed to hear Joker War as a read sucks. I was waiting till the end to read it all, if I ever get to it now. Sounds like it is hype because of all of the new characters rather than a good story. Sucks When as a Batman fan of early 40 years that the last good story was Court of the Owls. Thanks goodness Sean Murphy has put out a few stories! Snyder, King and now Tynion have pumped out nearly 150 issues of poop. Donny Cates or Al Ewing need to write some Dark Knight!

    1. Joker War would be better and make more sense if City of Bane didn’t just end 13 issues ago… Joker putting up with Bane and daddy dark knight doing that didn’t really sit well with me… Joker doesn’t play along with anyone… just look at what Snyder did with him in the Legion of Doom recently. King’s run on Batman doesn’t make sense with the stories before and the stories after… hopefully they’ll just retcon his entire 85 issues. Which would be easy since he didn’t create any new characters and nothing happened it just went back to normal.

    1. Sadly knowing Tynion, he normally starts strong and ends flat.. I’m not anticipating too much more out of Tynion. Yes, he stirred up the rave with all these new characters but I think it’s back firing now.. too many, too soon, too close together.. All the new characters were just overshadowing the story which just quite frankly, isn’t that good.

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