Poyo’s Spec & Drek for January 13th, 2021

Welcome to this weeks spec and drek, the second edition one for 2021. 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

Nothing..  DC is just the overall Drek of the week for me. I have zero desire to pick up anything coming out this week for DC. If I collected themed variants, maybe a few of the Wonder Woman 1984 variants with Gal Gadot on the cover might entice me but even she can’t save DC this week.

It’s like seriously though DC. Let’s put all our regular titles on pause, pump out a 2 month Future State event of what the future “might hold” (cause we all know it could get scrapped at any minute) and charge our readers up to $5.99 – $6.99 for the more prominent title books…  sigh!

Marvel Picks

Planet of the Symbiotes #1 KiB Tie-In. I’m not normally one for tie-in for main events but this one I want to checkout. There’s also a pretty awesome Hotz Variant, already sold out at Midtown.

Star Wars Darth Vader #9 is out and how many past issues of Darth Vader have heated up recently? Just a good bet to pick this title up if you ask me.

There’s also a pretty sweet looking 1:10 Design Variant that’s already selling well on the secondary. If you can find for cover or cheap, could be a nice flip unless of course you’re a die hard Vader fan to throw in the personal collection.

Indie and Small Publisher Picks

Ascencia #1. I had this in my indie preview highlight picks long ago. Really looking forward to this one.

This next one will drag you Terry Moore fans out to the shops (unless of course you order online).

Serial #1. Do I need to explain the draw to this new book from Abstract Studios? Already sold out at most major online retailers.

What I hope is just an entertaining read is Space Bastards #1. There’s also the FOC variant available. And if you can find it, there’s a Black Light ratio incentive variant as well.




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.

See above, most everything DC. Maybe a few will be entertaining reads but I’m not counting on anything to be special.

9 thoughts on “Poyo’s Spec & Drek for January 13th, 2021”

  1. Fun Fact: Ascencia is written by John Dolmayan, Drummer for System of a Down. Also Owner of Torpedo Comics, and host of the Torpedo Comic con (when it was able to be run)

  2. Planet of the symbiotes is a cover buy…I’m not expecting anything, it is a “tie in” after all
    Darth Vader #9 for the assassin cover…let’s see how far this guy goes
    Immortal hulk #42
    Haha #1 I ordered both covers
    Seven secrets #6
    Maybe future state justice league for the cover

    Gotta say I’m good with Future State because hypothetically I can save money instead of buying 3 covers for DKDM, Dceased. Every couple of weeks

  3. DC has a very spec worthy book coming out this week. I think Future State Dark Detective could be cool. Bruce Wayne was thought to be dead. Now he’s on the run. Bruce Wayne: Fugitive came out 20 years ago and was great, so I hope this is great as well. But Future Sate: Teen Titans is very spec worthy. It’s the first appearance of the Red X in DC Universe continuity. That’s very cool (I think). The FS Justice League looks coolish also. I’m not digging the direction DC is going but I’ll try to find the few silver linings there are with Future State. Hopefully they are good reads, that’s what matters. FS Next Batman was ok. The Nick Darrington art was pretty good. I just wish DC would stop with 2 or 3 backup stories and give me all story for the main story! Or charge me $3.99 just for the Next Batman story. I didn’t need to pay $6.99 or $7.99 for 2 for a book with 2 backup stories. I do not like backup stories.

    I can’t wait for Star Wars High Republic #2 (Marvel)! Yippee!!!!

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