DOC Non-Star Wars Comic Spec Picks For The Week of October 30th, 2023

We’re back! Kind of…

Life has been nuts lately and the guys from the Department of Comics discord server have all been varying degrees of busy with work, kids, surgeries, etc. over the last few months.

That being said, we’ve been wanting to bring back this series for weeks now so, even though its being posted a few days late (my fault) and we’ve gone light on the picks, we wanted to get back into a rhythm.

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DISCLAIMER: The picks in this post are just opinions and the comics listed are not guaranteed to go up in value. Your money is your money. You work hard for it. Please only buy things you really want or that you agree will go up in value (if that’s your thing).

Let’s do it…

Gods #1 2nd Print Schiti Variant | Marvel Comics

Submitted by sequential_art
In-Store Date: November 1, 2023

Thoughts: Very likely to have a low print run as it was on FOC before the first print hit shelves. Plus it’s $10 cover price and shops won’t want to have premium priced books sitting on their shelves if they don’t have confirmed demand.

JONATHAN HICKMAN RE-INVENTS THE COSMOLOGY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE-POWERS-THAT-BE MEET THE-NATURAL-ORDER-OF-THINGS? The infinite détente between THE-NATURAL-ORDER-OF-THINGS and THE-POWERS-THAT-BE nears an end. Old acquaintances are reunited during a Babylon Event. The Lion of Wolves throws the worst parties. Don’t look under the table. There’s a John Wilkes Booth penny on the ground. This ENORMOUS EXTRA-SIZED first issue features DOCTOR STRANGE, who, while not boring at all, is easily the most boring person in the book.
Rated T+

In Shops: Nov 01, 2023

SRP: $9.99

Assassins Creed Visionaries #1 Cover J Gatefold Variant | Massive Publishing

Submitted by don
In-Store Date: November 29, 2023
FOC: October 30, 2023

Thoughts: I loved this book the moment I saw it. $10 cover price so I doubt it gets heavily ordered. Very cool virgin gatefold cover of a hugely popular game IP.

Don’t miss out on Yanick Paquette’s cover depicting the most beloved characters spanning the Assassin’s Creed franchise’s 15 year run offered as a special virgin three-part gatefold variant.

Featuring the original assassin, Altair, Assassin’s Creed 3’s Connor, Black Flag’s Edward Kenway, the Frye twins from Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and more!

The Assassin’s Creed® franchise was created over 15 years ago, so what better way to celebrate it than to give renowned comic artists complete creative freedom to share their own, personal visions of Ubisoft’s hidden blade-wielding, parkour-running, century-spanning Assassin’s Creed®! Each issue will feature 2 stories by today’s top talents in the comics and pop culture industry.

In this first issue, celebrated artist RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (American Vampire, Blue Beetle, Detective Comics, Prodigy) is joined by writer Ale Santos and colourist Marcelo Maiolo. They tell us a story set during the 70ies Brazilian Dictatorship, where a Revolutionary Fighter is captured and sent to a military basement, also known as Torture Rooms…

Also, renowned European writer/artist STÉPHANE LOUIS (Tessa Agent Intergalactique, Carmen McCallum, Aquablue) is joined by Véra Daviet to weave us a tale set in a future where the Templars are on the verge, yet again, of eliminating the Assassin Brotherhood once and for all!

In Shops: Nov 29, 2023

SRP: $9.99

Wonder Woman #3 Jim Lee Variant

Submitted by sequential_art
In-Store Date: November 1, 2023

Thoughts: My sleeper pick. Beautiful cover by the great Jim Lee plus the backstory of Trinity, Wonder Woman’s daughter.

The Lasso of Lies’ true power is revealed as the Sovereign continues his campaign against Wonder Woman! Could one unsuspecting soldier be the key to defeating our hero? Find out as Diana uses her own lasso in search of the truth about the Amazon massacre. Plus, the return of Trinity! Wonder Woman’s daughter makes her backup story debut in the first of many awe-inspiring adventures from the future.

In Shops: Nov 21, 2023

SRP: $5.99

Sensational She-Hulk #1 2nd Print 1:25 Leirix Variant

Submitted by don
In-Store Date: December 06, 2023
FOC: October 30, 2023

Thoughts: Nice cover and it’s a 2nd print 1:25 ratio that will likely be overlooked on this week’s FOC orders.

THE SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK IS BACK! Jen Walters is dusting off her adjective and kicking off a new era! The best hero slash lawyer in the Marvel Universe is going to remind you why she’s so SENSATIONAL, going up against her deadliest challenge yet!

PLUS: MARVEL STUDIOS SHE-HULK series writer JESSICA GAO makes hers Marvel in a short story with the Jade Giant!

Sensational She-Hulk 1 Leirix Ratio 2nd Print

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