Poyo's Spec & Picks for Sept 29th, 2021

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.

Marvel Picks

Kaare Andrews makes this first pick an easy one with Amazing Fantasy #3 (of 5). Absolutely fantastic cover art that brings out the feel of those old retro magazines.

Amazing Fantasy #3 (of 5) (Andrews Variant)
Amazing Fantasy #3 (of 5) Gist Variant

Amazing Fantasy #3 (of 5)

It’s the big legacy #875 for Amazing Spider-Man to end Spencer’s run on this title. Here’s to hoping something actually exciting and or interesting happens within the issue (cause I’m not feeling so great with that regular cover by Gleason), especially with that big 'ol jacked up price tag they slapped on this one with the bazillion covers.

Amazing Spider-Man #74
Amazing Spider-Man #74 (Ferreira Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #74 (Pichelli Miles Morales 10th Anniv Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #74 (Momoko Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #74 (Checchetto Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #74 (Yu Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #74 (Frenz Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #74 (Gomez Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #74 (Foreshadow Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #74 (Bagley Variant)

Amazing Spider-Man #74

Doesn’t seem like it’s only been 10 years as it seems longer for me. But Miles Morales celebrates 10 years and Miles Morales Spider-Man #30 celebrates such anniversary.

There’s also a ratio design variant. How does everyone feel about the new suit? I’m not feeling that baggy looking throw over. Kind of defeats the purpose of being aerodynamic and seems like it would just snag on too much stuff. If I was a villain, just gives me something to grab onto while I pound him with my fist…

Miles Morales Spider-Man #30 (Pichelli Variant)
Miles Morales Spider-Man #30 (Miles Morales 10th Anniv Variant)
Miles Morales Spider-Man #30 Chase Conley Design Variant

Miles Morales Spider-Man #30

Once upon a time, it just wasn’t cool to only have the 2nd, 3rd or beyond print of a comic, you had to have the first printing. Times have changed and most seem to seek these out due to smaller quantities printed which leads to smaller availability. With any type of demand, these tend to go up in value.

So here’s the list of additional prints hitting shelves this week from Marvel:

Star Wars War Of The Bounty Hunters #3 2nd Printing (You can still find most of the first prints available at TFAW, including the Shalvey Variant).

Kang the Conqueror #1 (of 5) (2nd Ptg)

Moon Knight #2 2nd Printing Variant - Seems to be a ghost on eBay and other outlets from quick check. Midtown has them limited to 1 per. Awesome new cover art though.

Star Wars High Republic #8 (2nd Ptg)

DC Picks

Pretty light week for DC for me. Here’s a few that stand out, mostly for the read and cover art.

Batman vs Bigby a Wolf in Gotham #1 (of 6) (Cover A - Yanick Paquette)

Batman vs Bigby a Wolf in Gotham #1 (of 6) (Cover A - Yanick Paquette)

Wonder Woman Black & Gold #4 (of 6) (Cover B - Joshua Middleton Variant) cover art just kicks ass I think.

Wonder Woman Black & Gold #4 (of 6) (Cover B - Joshua Middleton Variant)

Indie and Small Publisher Picks

Children of the Plague One-Shot could be a good read. It’s a one-shot so it’s gonna have to really be spot on though story wise to stand out.

Children of the Plague One-Shot

TMNT The Last Ronin #1 gets a 4th Printing. The first prints are still doing okay, while the other printings are fair so it’ll be hard to judge this last printing spec wise. But for anyone who missed out and wants to read, now is your chance once again.

Geiger #6 gets a second printing. You can still find the first prints available online. This tells us, some shops likely didn’t bother if they’re still trying to offload the first prints so if anything ever comes out of this issue and title, could result in a winner since supplies will be limited.

10 Years To Death One-Shot from AfterShock had me at Shawshank Redemption in the solicitation. One of my favorite movies of all time.

Corset #1 comes off as possibly interesting but it’s definitely a skim before I buy book. If it heats up, it’s gonna be brief I think. So if you miss out, don’t buy at premium, it’ll drop back down like most Scout books tend to do after release.

Corset Prestige Ed #1

Corset #1

It’s already announced with a media option and deal. But the Hughes variant for Gun Honey #1 (of 4) (Adam Hughes FOC Cover) is pretty awesome… I do believe Anthony said this is the way he’d want to be taken out, I’m guessing if murdered.

Gun Honey #1 (of 4) (Adam Hughes FOC Cover)

Human Remains #1 is a new Vault book written by Peter Milligan. Might be worthy of checking out. It’s got the word “sex” in it so you know some are buying just because of that.

Just what we need, another Vampire story. Seems some can’t get enough though so they’re always on the radar watch for potential.

Night of the Cadillacs #1 (of 2) (Cover A - Prior)

Night of the Cadillacs #1 (of 2) (Cover A - Prior)

I wasn’t going to bother with this next book until I saw Turbo Kid Apples Lost Adventure #1 (of 2) (Cover D - Rodriguez) which reminded me of those old Sega Genesis and Master System Cartridge holders. I love it.

Turbo Kid Apples Lost Adventure #1 (of 2) (Cover D - Rodriguez)

Unborn #1 is a new Source Point Press title coming out from Frank Gogol. Might be a decent read but honestly, sounds like it’s just another Walking Dead plot that takes place in space and instead of zombies, it’s alien monsters, but the real threat is humans.

“On a strange world, five explorers mine for super fuels in a last-ditch effort to save a collapsing Earth, but the mission goes to hell when they are overrun by a hostile alien species. With humanity’s survival hanging in the balance, the crew must eradicate the deadly horde and salvage the mission. But what if the monsters aren’t the only things they have to worry about? What if the most dangerous threat facing the crew is each other?”


ASM 875.

And why is no one talking about this variant?


It’s a great cover being over looked

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Haha… I knew it was 875, I have no freaking idea why I typed up #750. Where’d my coffee go?

You’re as bad as me with time.

No one is talking about it because it’s lame… what’s up with her shooting his webs over his head? Dumb!


I don’t know the artist, but hot ASM MJ covers have done well for themselves after market in the past after a few years. And many have been open order cover A’s. I didn’t see this offered by TFAW either.

Picked up a couple on eBay for ratio plus shipping as I doubt I’ll see it at any of my shops.

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Time? Pffttt… more like issue numbers! If they stop switching from legacy to new to legacy back to new and then talking about legacy with new numbering, this wouldn’t be a freaking issue!

I also blame Dan Effing Slott for insisting on going to issue #801 for them to start over at #1 on legacy #802 so they don’t kind of match up… :man_facepalming:

I’d like to hear @davidbitterbaum ’s opinion. Seems like it’s insinuating a little role-playing/light bondage play going on.

To be honest, I didn’t even notice the web shooter as my attention is draw to MJ in the Spidey costume on top of Peter…but even that web shot is a sexual innuendo in my opinion.

You don’t have to like it, I just wondered if you even knew about it when creating your picks this week, or was it intentionally missed because you do not recommend it?

The only negative is her chin is a little pointy (personal preference) and Peter looks a little goofy…but MJ can do that to guys. :wink:

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I saw it, but I didn’t link to it cause I just did links I found at TFAW.

But that cover does nothing for me. Maybe I’m just tired of stupid Peter/MJ covers and on again off again love… MJ needs to die like Gwen and stay dead! Bring Betty Brant back as Peter’s main love interest… :wink:

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If you want my opinion, it has vague kink vibes. Lots of couples engage is power dynamic role play with one dressing as a superhero and dominating and/or “saving” the other. The twist here being one is the actual hero and giving control to his partner who is implied to almost look like she’s holding him down, but Pete and Mary Jane both look cool with it and like all is consensual. I imagine Marvel would offer a BS excuse like she’s just trying the outfit on and showing it off but I get kink vibes, yeah. Working in public health and sexual health for some years you learn a lot…

Also: I think the webbing innuendo is more it being used against him as a bondage element as opposed to anything “shooting,” anywhere. It’s like a joke the thing he uses to constrain baddies is being used to hold him in place for some role play.

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I like the MJ in Spidey suit covers… noticed more n more of them. But FYI this cover might have some heat to it down the line… I know I’m a Spider-man guy so it’s a buy for me regardless had 2 on preorder grabbed 2 more just in case.

Maybe but if it’s a 1:10, there’s gonna be a crap ton of them…

I apologize, I saw the 9.99 price and assumed 1:10, but it looks to be open order. #875 didn’t occur to me to be a “special” number to make a $10 cover price book…But either way I’m not sure with so many cover options and the cover price there will be many of these. I just didn’t see anyone taking about this book until last week.

It sold out fast at midtown, if that’s any indication as I looked there first shortly after it went on sale Wednesday afternoon and it was gone….one of the first ones sold out this week.

Anyway, one to keep an eye on, IMO.


Celebration of getting Spencer off his lackluster run perhaps?

Thanks for pointing this cover out, just picked one up on eBay. I think it will be a heater too down the road, gives me ASM 607 vibes.

I like it, I also saw the kink aspect to it. I think it is a hold for later kind of book.

The Inferno #1 Artgerm cover is fire!One of the sexiest covers of the year.