Welcome to this weeks spec and drek. 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.
I’m doing these a bit early again this week to knock them out of the way. It’s been super busy lately with a new puppy, work, doing a training for work and trying to keep up with CHU along with me now finding time to sort through books to sell since it’s the yearly dump off I normally do around the holidays.
These Tales from the Dark Multiverse are really the best things coming out of DC I think. So that pushes Wonder Woman War of the Gods as my front runner pick.
Will it heat up? Probably not, it’s just a reader for me.
I’m just gonna go ahead and mention this one to get it out of the way. Civil War Snapshots #1 is introducing a new character. Honestly, is it because nobody was ordering it that it’s selling out or is the new character actually going to stick around? Seems like a one off type of hero.
I’ll be honest, I think in a month nobody will care. So if you find them, flip but I wouldn’t go too heavy on it if you have to own a copy. Pre-sales have all been around the cover price range for the B cover (that’s the one people are going after at retailers) with one selling for $30 or so, which is odd considering no others have sold above $10. Shill bid to pump? Maybe.. tread carefully people..
There’s also something off about Cap’s face on this cover. Like his mouth is shifted too far right or something.. he’s also got that look like he just came out of the bathroom and it wasn’t a satisfying biological release..
It’s finally here, King in Black, the huge event title that Donny Cates has been building up since Venom #3 so long ago.. Knull is here! The new big Marvel Universe baddie.. BTW, seems Venom #3 has dropped again in prices, recent 9.8’s are selling for a tad bit under $300 where over the summer we saw raw copies almost fetching that much, so if you missed out, now might be a good time to buy for the collection as I can only see this start to rise over time when more and more get tucked away into personal collections.
I’ve read it, I actually liked it so far. Might be a fun event title. If you’re part of the forums, you might of noticed there’s some talk about Sentry and Void coming out of this book that might cause a stir with some past issues.
Lots of covers for this one. If you can’t decide, just buy Cover A.
Indie and Small Publisher Picks
The one you should be reading. That Texas Blood #6.
But TFAW does have the Foil Version for only $7.99 so if you do want it, that’s the cheapest I’ve found it online from retailers.
This last pick I’m hoping is a great read. Knock Em Dead #1 is a new Aftershock title.
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 Catwoman #1. It’s the love saga that I think ultimately doomed King’s run on Batman and they’re bringing this sappy love story that will never truly be or happen back? Hard pass for me..