Long ago (2013, seems like forever ago) when I was getting back into comics, I picked up Aphrodite IX from Image/Top Cow and thoroughly enjoyed it being a science fiction geek that I am.
This was one of the series that got me digging more into independent books.
Continue reading “APHRODITE V—A New Entry in the APHRODITE Mythos”
New comic book day is upon us once again. The day we comic collecting nerds and comic flippers look forward to each and every week. Even slow weeks, we still find ourselves heading out to the local shops in hopes of landing some great books.
Continue reading “Poyo’s Spec and Drek for April 11th, 2018”
For all you Harrow County fans, tonight Skelton Crew released their new Limited Edition Harrow County exclusive enamel pins for sale.
Continue reading “Harrow County Limited Edition Pins from Skelton Crew Studios”
It’s once again the time for New Comic Book day! This week seems to be a bit more exciting than a few of the previous weeks. We know the strong start of 2018 couldn’t last into all weeks and months, but it sure has been fun so far.
Continue reading “Poyo’s Spec and Drek for April 4th, 2018”
Welcome once again to Poyo’s picks of the week. I also go as far as to tell people to avoid some book or books as well. I’m cool like that and likely hated by writers or artists who worked hard for someone like me to tell others to not buy their junk.
Continue reading “Poyo's Spec and Drek for March 28th, 2018”
For all you Donny Cates fans who love his independent work along with his new Marvel work, this one’s for you.
Continue reading “Donny Cates Redneck gets April Fools Cover”
Each week tons of new comics hit the shelves, each with potential. Some live up to that potential. We pick the ones we think have the best shot at heating up. Oh snap.. that’s how Anthony starts his weekly picks. My Bad!
Continue reading “Poyo’s Spec, Drek and Picks for March 21st, 2018”
Happy Pi Day Everyone, well, tomorrow will be pi day! It’s the first slow week of 2018, at least that’s how it seems. That won’t stop us from spec’ing and drek’ing now will it?
Continue reading “Poyo’s Spec and Drek for March 14th, 2018”
This year has been exciting so far. Lots of specs (and lots of drek), lots of heat and surprisingly Marvel has been the big winners this year so far, even with a few surprise hits (Prelude book.. who would have thought a prelude book would heat up).
Continue reading “Poyo's Spec and Drek for March 7th, 2018”
Life gets in the way of all the things I’d rather be doing. I’m just now getting around to my picks less than 2 hours when we publish them usually. So it’s going to be short and sweet this week as I don’t even have an Indie Pick but rather two small publisher picks instead.
Continue reading “Poyo's Spec and Drek for Feb. 28th, 2018”
This year sure has been exciting so far for selling comics and who would have thought the biggest books are being pumped out by Marvel.
Continue reading “Poyo's Spec and Drek for Feb. 21, 2017”
So hot off the press is a release from Image. Looks like the new Kirkman and de Felici book Oblivion Song will be over printed to avoid second prints and beyond. Talk about killing the spec value of a book.
Continue reading “Oblivion Song #1 Will Have No Additional Printings Scheduled, Will Have Substantial Overprint Instead”
It’s Valentines new comic week, hopefully the books show us some love on specs and reads like we feel entitled to with our loved ones. Lucky for me I’ve already done Valentines with the missus about a week back since she’s busy on her current show.
Continue reading “Poyo's Spec and Drek for Feb 14th, 2018”
It’s that time again. First month down in 2018 and now we find ourselves in February after a really exciting January for comic speculation and flipping. Hopefully February keeps up in the positive trend of great books, great flips and the comic world keeping us entertained.
Continue reading “Poyo's Spec and Drek for February 7th, 2018”
The fifth Wednesday of the month, the lame duck Wednesday we should call it. The day most publishers put out crap or nothing since they try to schedule their monthly releases based on the normal 4 weeks per month.
Continue reading “Poyo's Spec and Drek for January 31, 2018”
You read that right. Batman and Deathstroke Go to War Over Damian Wayne in DC Entertainment’s 6-Part Deathstroke Event, “Deathstroke Vs. Batman” according to the latest Previews press release.
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For immediate release from Image Comics.
Bestselling writer Aleš Kot (ZERO, GENERATION GONE), artist Danijel Žeželj (STARVE), and Eisner-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire (REDLANDS, PRETTY DEADLY) tap into current political angst with their all-new maxi-series, DAYS OF HATE. In order to keep up with growing readership for the gritty American thriller tragedy DAYS OF HATE #1 is being rushed back to print.
Continue reading “Tapping into current political zeitgeist, Days of Hate fast-tracked for 2nd printing.”
Last week was exciting for us comic flippers and speculators. If you missed one book, there was likely another book you could grab to flip and sell. One surprise I think was Avengers with the Voyager appearance. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Avengers book heat up in the same week of release like #676 did.
Continue reading “Poyo's Spec and Drek for January 24th, 2018”
It’s that time again, every Tuesday evening, CHU releases all these articles for the upcoming new comic book Wednesday. The day we all think about new books and forget everything else that’s important in life while dreaming of what books we’ll be buying and possibly flipping come Wednesday morning.
Continue reading “Poyo's Spec and Drek for January 17th, 2018”