Welcome to this weeks spec. This is where we pick the winners each week we (or shall I say myself) think will be spec worthy, a great read or just cool looking art on the cover.
Fantastic Four #37 has a pretty cool Dodson regular cover I’m digging.
Phoenix Song Echo #1 (of 5) has potential. Hoping for a decent story and read but will settle for some spec as well. Her first appearance in Daredevil #9 is a winner book if you can find one at a good price.
Batman Secret Files Peacekeeper-01 #1 (Cover A - Rafael Sarmento) has a really cool cover.
There’s also a 1:25 of it as well that’s just limited trade dress from the regular (keep a look out at your shops, some might lump these in with the regulars not realizing it’s the 1:25) : Batman Secret Files Peacekeeper-01 #1 (Cover C - 1:25 Rafael Sarmento Card Stock Variant)
I love Shazam #4 (of 4) (Cover B - Will Murai Card Stock Variant) cover art. Buying for the cover art on it’s own!
I think I’ve mentioned this before but this one had me at it’s title alone… Refrigerator Full of Heads #1 (of 6) (Cover A - Sam Wolfe Connelly)
Indie and Small Publisher Picks
And for you slab fans, TFAW has Critical Role: Tales of Exandria I #1 (David Mack TFAW Exclusive Variant) - CBCS 9.8 Blue Label for only $49.99. That’s about the same price you’d spend if you got it slabbed yourself when you include shipping to and from, packing materials, cost of book and costs to pay for the grading.
Love this Star Wars Adv Ghost Vaders Castle #5 (of 5) (Cover B - Charm) as well. Great Vader cover (The Francavilla regular is a must for any FF fan as well).
King Spawn #3 (Cover A - Glapion) is a buy for the cover art. I’m not even a Spawn fan and I can appreciate this one. And why is just about all the Image titles this week already sold out at Midtown? They holding out on copies for a signing? There’s no way they’re already sold out of Gunslinger Spawn (and others)! That book you buy if you like Gunslinger, but don’t read it, unless you want your brain to turn to mush by losing IQ points in the process.
Hard Case Crime Gun Honey #1 gets a Second Printing. Midtown and most other shops already sold out. A quick scan on eBay, doesn’t look like any are listed. I expect this one to be a ghost… good luck if you find one. I’m buying if I see them as they could turn out to be a great quick flip for those seeking them out.