The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 02/19/2014

New Warriors #1 (J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover), 1:50 ($15-$18)

The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s hot new comics, back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales numbers and rankings are courtesy of ICV2.com. Lists of new comics are courtesy of Previewsworld.com and Comiclist.com. Make sure and click on the links to learn more about the titles and creators discussed here. If you want to hear what this nerd sounds like you can catch me on my podcast, the Two-Headed Nerd Comicast, where my friend Joe and I discuss the latest comic news, review some new comics, and answer your questions.

New Comics Roundup

Marvel gets the headline again this week with the return of the New Warriors, and one of my favorite B-list Thor characters shows up in Nova, while there is more Steampunk variants and Gothtopia from DC. Another Terminator mini from Dark Horse and there’s a new, younger Savage Dragon hitting the shelves this week, along with a really weird story about Atlantis over at Image. If there’s not 10 feet of snow on the ground where you live, then you don’t have an excuse. Get to your comic shop!

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, Feb. 19, including variant ratios, previews (click on the links), storyline and creator notes and a little speculation on what could be hard to find in the future. The ratios listed after titles (i.e. 1:10) represent how many issues of a regular cover retailers had to order to get the variant. The prices in parenthesizes after variant listings (i.e. $10-$15), are my suggested price points, based on ordering ratio and popularity, that you should look for if buying. Issues that are part of a crossover or storyline have an abbreviated title in parenthesis after the title comic (i.e. AvX). Be sure to let me know what you think of the format and remember to click on the links for previews. To find a comic shop near you, click here.

Abbreviations: AR - Ask Retailer (for price info); FOC – Final Order Cutoff date; GN – Graphic Novel; HC – Hardcover; RI – Retailer Incentive; SC – Soft Cover; SUB – Subscription Variant; TP – Trade Paperback; Vol. – Volume.

SHIPPING WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19:

AMIGO COMICS

Nancy A Dragon in Hell (One Shot), $3.99. Nancy and the Savage Dragon team up in hell.

AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT

Cavewoman Killing Dinos 101 (Devon Massey Regular Cover), $3.75

Cavewoman Killing Dinos 101 (Bud Root Special Edt Cover), $8. Limited to 650 copies and ships bagged and boarded w COA.

Cavewoman Killing Dinos 101 (Devon Massey Special Edition Cover), $8. Limited to 495 and ships bagged and boarded w COA.

Cavewoman Killing Dinos 101 (Devon Massey Special Edt), $8.85. Limited to 695 and ships bagged and boarded w COA.

ANTARCTIC PRESS

Victorian Secret Winter Wonder Catalog (One Shot), $3.99. Sold out. Pin-up comic.

ARCANA STUDIO

10th Muse Volume 4 Crossovers TP, $14.95

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

Afterlife with Archie #3 (Francesco Francavilla 2nd Print Variant), $2.99

AVATAR PRESS

Extinction Parade #5 (Raulo Caceres End Of Species Cover), $3.99
Extinction Parade
#5 (Raulo Caceres Regular Cover), $3.99
Extinction Parade
#5 (Raulo Caceres Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Extinction Parade
#5 (Raulo Caceres Bloodwashed Incentive), 1:3 ($4)
God is Dead
#7 (Jacen Burrows End Of Days Cover), $3.99
God is Dead
#7 (Jacen Burrows Iconic Cover), $3.99
God is Dead
#7 (Jonathan Hickman Regular Cover), $3.99
God is Dead
#7 (Rafa Ortiz Carnage Wraparound Cover), $3.99
God is Dead
#7 (Jacen Burrows Gilded Incentive Cover), 1:3

BLACK LIBRARY

Warhammer 40K Horus Rising TP, $16
Warhammer 40K Unremembered Empire TP, $16

BLOOMSBURY

Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court GN, $22

BONGO COMICS

Simpsons Comics #209, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS

Adventure Time #25 (Cover A Matt Cummings), $4.99
Adventure Time #25 (Cover B Luke Pearson), $4.99
Adventure Time #25 (Cover C Michael Dialynas), 1:15 ($7-$8)
Adventure Time #25 (Cover D Kris Anka), 1:25 ($12-$15)
Adventure Time #25 (Cover E Jeffery Brown), 1:50 ($20-$22)
Curse #2 (of 4)(Cover A Riley Rossmo), $3.99
Curse #2 (of 4)(Cover B Colin Lorimer), 1:15 ($6-$7)
Joyners in 3D HC (Archaia), $29.95

Loki Ragnarok and Roll #1 (of 4)(Cover A Alexis Ziritt), $3.99. New mini from writer Eric Esquivel and artist Jerry Gaylord.

Loki Ragnarok and Roll #1 (of 4)(Cover B Jerry Gaylord), 1:15 ($6-$8)
Midas Flesh #1 (of 8)(Jess Fink 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Midas Flesh #3 (of 8)(Cover A John Keogh), $3.99
Midas Flesh #3 (of 8)(Cover B Kate Leth), 1:20

Robocop Memento Mori #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Chris Mooneyham), $3.99. Third one-shot of four in the new Robocop continuity.

CINEBOOK

Lady S. Volume 4 Mole in D.C. GN, $11.95
Long John Silver Volume 4 Guina-Capac GN, $15.95
Lucky Luke Volume 44 Lucky Luke Versus Pat Poker TP, $11.95
Scorpion Volume 5 In the Name of the Father GN, $11.95

COMIC SHOP NEWS

Comic Shop News #1392, Free

DARK HORSE COMICS

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #116 (Rafael Albuquerque Regular Cover), $3.50
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #116 (Richard Corben Variant), 1:20 ($7-$9)
Blood Blockade Battlefront Volume 5 TP, $12.99
Blood-C Volume 3 GN, $12.99

Conan The Barbarian #25, $3.50. “Queen of the Black Coast” finale.

Dark Horse Presents #33, $7.99
Skyman #2 (of 4), $2.99
Star Wars Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #3 (of 5), $3.50
Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Force War #4 (of 5), $3.50
Strain The Fall #8, $3.99
Terminator Enemy of My Enemy #1 (of 6)(Jamal Igle Cover), $3.99
Terminator Enemy of My Enemy #1 (of 6)(Igle Sketch Variant), 1:20 ($7-$9)

White Suits #1 (of 4), $3.99. From the pages of Dark Horse Presents.

DC COMICS

Animal Man #28, $2.99
Batman ’66 #8, $3.99
Batman and Two-Face #28 (Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray Cover), $2.99
Batman and Two-Face #28 (Scalera Steampunk Variant), 1:25, ($10-$12)
Batman Beyond Universe #7, $3.99
Batman Li’l Gotham Volume 1 TP, $12.99
Batwoman #28 (Dave Johnson Steampunk Variant Cover), AR
Batwoman #28 (Trevor McCarthy Regular Cover), $2.99

Birds of Prey #28, $2.99. “Gothtopia” tie-in.

Fables #138, $2.99

FBP Federal Bureau of Physics Volume 1 The Paradigm Shift TP, $9.99. Collecting #1-#7.

Green Lantern New Guardians #28, $2.99

Green Lantern New Guardians #28 (Klaus Janson Steampunk Variant)

Green Lantern New Guardians #28 (Klaus Janson Steampunk Variant), 1:25 ($10-$12)

Green Lantern Wrath of the First Lantern Volume 1 HC, $29.99. Collects GREEN LANTERN #17-20, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17-20, RED LANTERNS #17-20 and GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #17-20.

Harley Quinn #3 (Amanda Conner & Dave Johnson Regular Cover), $2.99

Harley Quinn #3 (Tommy Lee Edwards Steampunk Variant)

Harley Quinn #3 (Tommy Lee Edwards Steampunk Variant), 1:25 ($15-$20). I’m not sure what qualifies this as “Steampunk,” but it is pre-selling very well.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #10, $2.99

Justice League #28 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Regular Cover), $3.99. First New 52 appearance of the Metal Men.

Justice League #28 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Combo Pack Cover), $4.99. With digital download.

Justice League #28 (Dan Panosian Steampunk Variant)

Justice League #28 (Dan Panosian Steampunk Variant), 1:25 ($10-$12)

Martian Manhunter Son of Mars TP, $19.99. Collects #0-#9 of the 1998 series.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #28 , $2.99
Scribblenauts Unmasked a Crisis of Imagination #2, $2.99
Supergirl #28, $2.99
Teen Titans Go #2, $2.99
Trinity of Sin Pandora #8, $2.99
Unwritten Volume 2 Apocalypse #2, $3.99
WE3 TP (New Edition), $14.99
Wonder Woman #28 (Cliff Chiang Regular Cover), $2.99

Wonder Woman #28 (J.G. Jones Steampunk Variant)

Wonder Woman #28 (J.G. Jones Steampunk Variant), 1:25 ($10-$12)

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY

On Loving Women GN, $16.95

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Ash and the Army of Darkness #4 (Arthur Suydam Regular Cover), $3.99
Ash and the Army of Darkness #4 (Dennis Calero Sub Variant), $3.99
Bad Ass #2 (of 4)(Bruno Bessadi Regular Cover), $3.99
Battlestar Galactica Starbuck #4 (of 4)(Sean Chen Regular Cover), $3.99
Kings Watch #4 (of 5)(Marc Lamming Regular Cover), $3.99
Kings Watch #4 (of 5)(Ramon Perez Subscription Variant), $3.99
Red Sonja #7 (Cover A Jenny Frison), $3.99
Red Sonja #7 (Cover B Amy Reeder), $3.99
Red Sonja #7 (Stephanie Buscema Subscription Variant), $3.99
Red Sonja #7 (Jenny Frison Black & White Variant), 1:15 ($5-$7)
Red Sonja #7 (Amy Reeder Black & White Variant), 1:25 ($8-$10)
Red Sonja Volume 1 Queen of Plagues TP, $19.99
Shadow Master Series Volume 1 TP, $24.99
Vampirella The Essential Warren Years Volume 1 TP, $24.99
Warlord of Mars #33 (Carlos Rafael Red Risque Cover)(DF), $19.99
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #36 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #36 (Jay Anacleto Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #36 (Mel Rubi Risque Variant), 1:25 ($10-$12)

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

Star Trek The Official Starships Figurine Collection Magazine Special #1 (DS9 Space Station), $38

EPICENTER COMICS

Magic Wind Volume 3 Lady Charity GN, $12.99

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

Perfect Nonsense The Chaotic Comics and Goofy Games of George Carlson HC, $49.99

GINGKO PRESS

Juxtapoz Psychedelic HC, $29.95

HAPPY MEDIUM PRESS

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeller Volume 32, $27.99

HIGH SPEED PRODUCTIONS

Juxtapoz #158 (March 2014), $5.99

IDW PUBLISHING

Ben 10 #4 (Cover A Eddie Nunez), $3.99
Ben 10 #4 (Cover SUB Key Animation Art), $3.99
Crow Midnight Legends Volume 6 Touch of Evil TP, $19.99
Dinosaurs Attack TP, $19.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #199 (Cover A S.L. Gallant), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #199 (Cover RI Larry Hama), 1:10 ($5-$7)
G.I. JOE Special Missions #12 (Cover A Paul Gulacy), $3.99
G.I. JOE Special Missions #12 (Cover B Will Rosado), $3.99
G.I. JOE Special Missions #12 (Cover RI S.L. Gallant), 1:10 ($5-$7)
Godzilla Rulers of Earth #9 (Cover A Jeff Zornow), $3.99
Godzilla Rulers of Earth #9 (Cover RI Matt Frank), 1:10 ($5-$7)
Jericho Season 4 #5 (of 5)(Cover A Erfan Fajar), $3.99
Jericho Season 4 #5 (of 5)(Cover B Photo), 1:10 ($5-$7)
X-Files Conspiracy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Cover A Miran Kim), $3.99
X-Files Conspiracy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Cover SUB Michael Walsh), $3.99
X-Files Conspiracy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Cover RI Joe Corroney), 1:10 ($5-$7)

IMAGE COMICS

A Voice in the Dark #4, $3.99. Sold out.

Alex + Ada #4, $2.99

Ghosted #7, $2.99. Sold out.

Krampus #3, $2.99. Sold out.

Morning Glories #37, $3.50. Sold out.

Peter Panzerfaust #17, $3.50. Sold out.

Protectors Inc. #4 (Cover A Gordon Purcell & Michael Atiyeh), $2.99

Protectors Inc. #4 (Cover B Giuseppe Cafaro & Michael Atiyeh), $2.99. Both covers sold out.

Revival Volume 3 A Faraway Place TP, $14.99
Savage Dragon #193 (Cover A Erik Larsen), $3.99
Savage Dragon #193 (Cover B Erik Larsen & Todd McFarlane), 1:5 ($5-$6)
Sex Criminals #4 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Spawn Origins Volume 20 TP, $14.99
Undertow #1 (of 6)(Cover A Artyom Trakhanov), $2.99

Undertow #1 (of 6)(Cover B Simon Roy), $2.99. This series has an insane premise but you can’t deny the art.

Zero Volume 1 An Emergency TP, $9.99

KODANSHA COMICS

Cage of Eden Volume 13 GN, $10.99
No. 6 Volume 5 GN, $10.99

MANUSCRIPT PRESS

Comics Revue Presents #27 (February 2014), $19.95

MARVEL COMICS

A+X #17 (Paco Diaz Regular Cover), $3.99
All-New Marvel NOW Point One #1 (Salvador Larocca 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $5.99
All-New X-Factor #1 (Jared Fletcher 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Amazing X-Men #4, $3.99
Avengers World #1 (John Cassaday 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Avengers World #3 (Rags Morales Regular Cover), $3.99

Avengers World #3 (Agustin Alessio Variant)

Avengers World #3 (Agustin Alessio Variant), 1:50 ($15-$18). I love this Shang Chi Cover.

Black Widow #1 (Phil Noto 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99

Captain America #17 (Nik Klein Regular Cover), $3.99. “Dr. Mindbubble” part one.

Captain America #17 (Rags Morales Variant Cover), 1:50 ($15-$18). Good news: Rags is working at Marvel!

Captain America Epic Collection Volume 9 Dawn’s Early Light TP, $34.99
Daredevil #36 (Final Issue), $2.99
Dexter Down Under #1 (of 5)(Michael Del Mundo Regular Cover), $3.99
Dexter Down Under #1 (of 5)(Mike Perkins Variant), 1:30 ($10-$12)
Disney Kingdoms Seekers of the Weird #2 (of 5)(Mike Del Mundo Regular Cover), $3.99
Disney Kingdoms Seekers of the Weird #2 (of 5)(Brian Crosby Imagineer Variant Cover), 1:25 ($10-$12)
Disney Kingdoms Seekers of the Weird #2 (of 5)(Pascal Campion Variant Cover), 1:25 ($10-$12)
Golden Age Captain America Omnibus Volume 1 HC (Alex Schomburg Direct Market Variant Cover), $125

Golden Age Captain America Omnibus Volume 1 HC (Lee Weeks Cover), $125. Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1-12.

Iron Man Annual #1, $4.99

Journey into Mystery By Kieron Gillen The Complete Collection Volume 1 TP, $34.99. Collects JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #622-636 and #626.1.

Marvel Knights Hulk #3 (of 4), $3.99

New Warriors #1 (Ramon Perez Regular Cover), $3.99.Chris Yost writes the return of the New Warriors.

New Warriors #1 (Chris Samnee Animal Variant Cover) ($6-$7)

New Warriors #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover)

New Warriors #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover) ($8-$10). Retailers had to exceed their orders of Superior Spidey with this issue before they could order these variants as needed.

New Warriors #1 (J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover), 1:50 ($15-$18)
New Warriors #1 (J. Scott Campbell Sketch Variant Cover), 1:100 ($20-$25)
Night of the Living Deadpool #3 (of 4), $3.99
Nova #13.NOW (Ed McGuinness Regular Cover), $3.99

Nova #13.NOW (Paco Medina Animal Variant Cover) ($5-$6). Retailers had to exceed 150 percent of their orders for Nova #10 with this issue before they could order this variant as needed.

Nova #13.NOW (Frank Cho Variant Cover)

Nova #13.NOW (Frank Cho Variant Cover), 1:50 ($12-$15)

Nova Volume 1 Origin TP, $19.99. Collecting NOVA (2013) #1-5 and material from POINT ONE #1 and MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.

Punisher #2 (Mitchell Thomas Gerads Regular Cover), $3.99

Punisher #2 (Jerome Opena Variant Cover)

Punisher #2 (Jerome Opena Variant Cover), 1:50 ($16-$18). This might be one of the best Punisher covers I’ve ever seen.

Savage Wolverine #15 (Richard Isanove Regular Cover), $3.99
Savage Wolverine #15 (J.G. Jones Variant Cover), 1:50 ($15-$17)

Spider-Men #1 (of 5)(Stan Lee Signed Edition)(DF), $196.20. Sold out.

Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #10, $3.99. Sold out.

Ultimate Comics X-Men by Brian Wood Volume 3 TP, $17.99. Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #29-33.

Uncanny X-Men #17, $3.99. Sold out.

X-Men #11 (Terry Dodson Regular Cover), $3.99
X-Men #11 (David Marquez Variant Cover), 1:50 ($15-$18)

MOONSTONE

Honey West and T.H.E. Cat A Girl and Her Cat HC (Signed Edition), $26.95

ONI PRESS

Diesel Sweeties Volume 2 Bacon is a Vegetable Coffee is a Vitamin GN, $19.99
Down Set Fight GN, $19.99

REBELLION

2000 AD Pack January 2014 (1862-1866), $26.25
Judge Dredd Megazine #344, $12.25

SCREEN POWER PUBLISHING

Scream Magazine #22, $8.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT

Strike Witches Maidens in the Sky Volume 1 GN, $12.99
Toradora Volume 6 GN, $11.99
World War Blue Volume 4 GN, $12.99

TERRY WEBB

Amazing Figure Modeler #56, $8

TITAN PUBLISHING

Monster High Magazine #6, $4.99

TOHAN CORPORATION

Hobby Japan #121 (January 2014), $16.60

TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING

Alter Ego #123, $8.95

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #19 (Bart Sears Variant Cover), $3.99
Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #19 (Clayton Crain Regular Cover), $3.99
Quantum and Woody #8 (Ming Doyle Variant Cover), $3.99
Quantum and Woody #8 (Tom Fowler Regular Cover), $3.99
Unity #4 (Clayton Crain Regular Cover), $3.99
Unity #4 (Riley Rossmo Variant Cover), $3.99
Unity #4 (Clayton Henry Variant Cover), 1:25 ($15-$18)

YEN PRESS

Blood and Omnibus Volume 4 GN, $20
BTOOOM Volume 5 GN, $11.99
Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan Volume 5 GN, $13
Is This a Zombie Volume 7 GN, $13
Jack Frost Volume 9 TP, $13
Judge Volume 3 GN, $12.99
No Matter How I Look at it it’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular Vol. 2 GN, $11.99
Pandora Hearts Volume 20 GN, $13
Puella Magi Kazumi Magica The Innocent Malice Volume 4 GN, $11.99

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

Grimm Fairy Tales #94 (Cover A Alfredo Reyes), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #94 (Cover B Renato Rei), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #94 (Cover C Franchesco), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales from Oz #2 (of 5)(The Cowardly Lion)(Cover A Marat Mychaels), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales from Oz #2 (of 5)(The Cowardly Lion)(Cover B Stjepan Sejic), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales from Oz #2 (of 5)(The Cowardly Lion)(Cover C Harvey Tolibao), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Asylum #2 (of 5)(Cover A Talent Caldwell), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Asylum #2 (of 5)(Cover B Mike Lilly), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Asylum> #2 (of 5)(Cover C Ale Garza), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Through The Looking Glass TP, $15.99


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