The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 05/08/2013

Uncanny Avengers #8 (Milo Manara Variant Cover), 1:50, ($12-$15). All the Manara Marvel variants are getting very hard to find and some are selling as high as $60. Get in early on this one or pay too much later.

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

Hope everyone had a great Free Comic Book Day this past weekend and got out to see the new Iron Man movie. A good time was had by all here in Omaha, Neb., where guests included Brandon Routh—star of the last Superman film—and my shop—Legend Comics—gave away a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1. Of course I wasn’t eligible to win, which stings a little yes, but I’m over it… mostly. But it’s time to put that behind me and set our sights on this week’s new comics. Speaking of which, this week watch for the return of X at Dark Horse, Chin Music from Image, a new comic from one of my favorite Wu Tang members and more creative team shuffling at DC.

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, April 17, including variant ratios, 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. 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 new format and remember to click on the links for previews. For a full list of comics shipping this week, click here. To find a comic shop near you, click here.

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

Storylines: (WAR) – War of the Harbingers; (Wrath) – Wrath of the First Lantern; (Worlds) – When Worlds Collide; (X-TERM) – X-Termination.

ABRAMS COMICARTS

Good Riddance A Graphic Memoir of Divorce GN, $17.95
Legends of the Blues HC, $19.95
Raven Girl GN, $19.95

AC COMICS

Men of Mystery #89, $29.95

AMULET BOOKS

Will and Whit GN, $12.95

APE ENTERTAINMENT

Drew Hayes’ Poison Elves #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT

Mumbai Confidential Volume 1 Good Cop Bad Cop HC, $24.95

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

Jughead’s Double Digest #192, $3.99. Sold out.
Life with Archie #29 (Fernando Ruiz Regular Cover), $3.99
Life with Archie #29 (Jon Gray Variant Cover), $3.99
Mega Man #25 (Matt Herms Evil Friends Forever Variant Cover), $2.99. Sold out.
Mega Man #25 (Patrick Spaziante Gatefold Regular Cover), $2.99
Sonic Super Special Magazine #7, $9.99

ASPEN COMICS

Executive Assistant Assassins #10 (Cover A Jorden Gunderson), $3.99
Executive Assistant Assassins #10 (Cover B Ryan Odagawa), $3.99
Fathom Volume 4 #9 (Cover A Alex Konat), $3.50
Fathom Volume 4 #9 (Cover B Giuseppe Cafaro), $3.50

Fathom Volume 4 #9 (Cover C Alex Konat Sketch Variant). Retailers could order up to three sketch covers for every 12 regular covers ordered.

Legend of the Shadowclan #4 (of 5)(Cover A Cory Smith), $3.99
Legend of the Shadowclan #4 (of 5)(Cover B Cory Smith), $3.99
Legend of the Shadowclan #4 (of 5)(Cover C Cory Smith), $3.99
Legend of the Shadowclan #4 (of 5)(Cover D Cory Smith), $3.99

AUTOMATIC PICTURES

Hatter M The Looking Glass Wars Volume 4 Zen HC, $24.99
Hatter M The Looking Glass Wars Volume 4 Zen TP, $14.95

AVATAR PRESS

Ferals #14 (Gabriel Andrade Regular Cover), $3.99
Ferals #14 (Gabriel Andrade Gore Cover), $3.99
Ferals #14 (Gabriel Andrade Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Ferals #14 (Gabriel Andrade Slashed Incentive Cover), 1:3
Uber #0 (Caanan White Enhanced Edition Cover), $4.99
Uber #1 (Caanan White Regular Cover), $3.99
Uber #1 (Michael Dipascale Propaganda Poster Cover), $3.99

Uber #1 (Caanan White Wraparound Cover), $3.99. All the Uber #1’s are sold out and will probably go as fast as the #0 issue. This one is hot.

Uber #1 (Caanan White Blitzkrieg Incentive Cover), 1:3

BIG DOG INK

Critter #11 (Fico Ossio Cover), $3.50
Critter #11 (Romano Molenaar Cover), $3.50
Legend of Oz The Scarecrow #1 (of 2)(Carlos Reno Cover), $3.50
Legend of Oz The Scarecrow #1 (of 2)(Nei Ruffino Cover), $3.50
Legend of Oz The Wicked West #7 (Carlos Reno Cover), $3.50
Legend of Oz The Wicked West #7 (Nei Ruffino Cover), $3.50

BLACK MASK COMICS

12 Reasons To Die #1 (Christopher Mitten Cover), $3.50

12 Reasons To Die #1 (Ronald Wimberly Cover), $3.50. Sold out. New series written by the Wu Tang’s very own Ghostface Killah. This looks to be a small print-run so these could be very hard to find.

BONGO COMICS

Mylo Xyloto #4, $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS

Bravest Warriors #8 (Cover A Tyson Hesse), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #8 (Cover B Nick Edwards), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #8 (Cover C Yehudi Mercado), 1:15
Bravest Warriors #8 (Cover D Jeremy Sorese), 1:20
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser The Road Below Volume 1 TP, $14.99
Fanboys Vs. Zombies Volume 2 TP, $14.99
Grace Randolph’s Supurbia #7 (Cover A Stephane Roux), $3.99
Planet of the Apes Cataclysm Volume 1 TP, $14.99
Steed and Mrs Peel Volume 1 A Very Civil Armageddon TP, $14.99
Two Guns Second Shot TP (Deluxe Edition), $19.99

BROADWAY

Doctor Who Earthworld MMPB (50th Anniversary Collection Edition), $12.99
Doctor Who Fear Of Dark MMPB (50th Anniversary Collection Edition), $12.99

COMIC SHOP NEWS

Comic Shop News #1351, Free

CONUNDRUM PRESS

Library HC (by Chihoi), $20

DARK HORSE COMICS

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #21 (Georges Jeanty Variant Cover), $2.99
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #21 (Phil Noto Regular Cover), $2.99
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 3 Guarded TP, $17.99. Collects Buffy Season 9 #11-#15.

Chronicles of King Conan Volume 5 The Black Dragons And Other Stories TP, $18.99
Creepy Comics #12, $4.99
Criminal Macabre No Peace for Dead Men TP, $17.99
Freaks’ Amour GN, $17.99
Star Wars #5 (Rodolfo Migliari Regular Cover), $2.99

Star Wars #2 (Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), 1:20. For every 20 copies of #5 ordered retailers could order one copy of the Ross sketch cover for #2.

X #1 (of 4)(Dave Wilkins Regular Cover), $2.99

X #1 (of 4)(Paolo Rivera Variant Cover). The one-eyed vigilante known only as X returns to Dark Horse written by Duane Swierczynski with art by Eric Nguyen and he looks more violent than ever. X that is, not Duane and Eric.

DC COMICS

Batman #20 (Greg Capullo Combo Pack Cover), $4.99. With digital download code.

Batman #20 (Greg Capullo Regular Cover), $3.99
Batman #20 (Greg Capullo Black & White Variant Cover), 1:100

Batman #20 (Jock Variant Cover)

Batman #20 (Jock Variant Cover), ($5-$6). Retailers could order this variant equal to their lowest-ordered New DCU title with the same FOC (4/15/2013) and it is very, very cool.

Batman and Red Hood #20, $2.99. Was titled Batman and Robin.

Batman Arkham Unhinged #14, $3.99

Batman Death By Design TP, $14.99. Original graphic novel written by Chip Kidd with art by Dave Taylor.

Batman Incorporated Volume 1 Demon Star HC, $24.99. Collects BATMAN, INCORPORATED #0-6.

Constantine #3 (Juan Jose Ryp Regular Cover), $2.99
Constantine #3 (Juan Jose Ryp Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Deathstroke #20 (Final Issue), $2.99
Demon Knights #20, $2.99
Green Lantern Corps #20(Wrath) (Andy Kubert Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern Corps #20 (Andy Kubert Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25

Hellblazer Volume 5 Dangerous Habits TP (New Edition), $19.99. Collecting HELLBLAZER #34-46. Easily one of my favorite Hellblazer stories.

Justice League of America #3 (David Finch Combo Pack Cover), $4.99. With digital download code.

Justice League of America #3 (David Finch Regular Fold-Out Cover), $3.99

Justice League of America #3 (Herman Mejia MAD Variant Cover)

Justice League of America #3 (Herman Mejia MAD Variant Cover) ($5-$6). Retailers could order this variant based on their lowest-ordered New DCU title shipping this week with the same FOC (4/1/2013)

Justice League of America #3 (David Finch Black & White Variant Cover), 1:100
Katana
#4 (Juan Jose Ryp Regular Cover), $2.99
Katana
#4 (Juan Jose Ryp Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2 The Dominators
TP, $16.99
Ravagers
#12 (Final Issue), $2.99

Ravagers Volume 1 The Kids From N.O.W.H.E.R.E. TP, $16.99. Collects THE RAVAGERS #1-7.

Showcase Presents Superman Family Volume 4 TP, $19.99. Collecting SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #45-53 and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #17-26.

Smallville Season 11 #13, $3.99

Suicide Squad #20, $2.99. New creative team of writer Alex Kot and Artist ChrisCross take over.

Superboy #20, $2.99. Justin Jordan takes over as new series writer.
Team 7 #8 (Final Issue), $2.99
Threshold #5, $3.99

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY

Paying For It GN, $19.95
Playboy GN (New Edition), $16.95
You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack HC, $19.95

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Damsels Mermaids #1 (Chris Eliopoulos Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Damsels Mermaids #1 (Cover A Paul Renaud), $3.99
Damsels Mermaids #1 (Cover B Jay Anacleto), $3.99
Damsels Mermaids #1 (Jay Anacleto Black & White Variant Cover), 1:15
Damsels Mermaids #1 (Paul Renaud Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Dark Shadows #16 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Garth Ennis’ Battlefields #6 (of 6)(Fall And Rise Part 3)(Russ Braun Cover), $3.99
Grimm #1 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Grimm #1 (Photo Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Grimm #1 (Alex Ross Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25

Grimm #1 (Phantom Variant Cover)

Grimm #1 (Phantom Variant Cover), $6-$7. Like the other Phantom variants, this one will go very fast. Sorry about the tiny pic, it was all I could find.

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Ghoul Goblin #4 (of 6)(Ardian Syaf Cover), $3.99
Prophecy Volume 1 TP, $19.99
Red Sonja Annual #4 (Jose Malaga Regular Cover), $4.99
Vampirella #29 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #29 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #29 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #29 (Paul Renaud Red Variant Cover), 1:15
Warlord of Mars #24 (Joe Jusko Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #24 (Lucio Parillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #24 (Lucio Parillo Virgin Variant Cover), 1:15
Warlord of Mars #24 (Risque Variant Cover), 1:35
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #25 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #25 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #25 (Sergio Fernandez Davila Risque Variant), 1:15
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #25 (Wagner Reis Risque Variant Cover), 1:25

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #198 (Wiccan), $14
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #199 (Deathbird), $14
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #200 (Hela), $14
DC Batman Automobilia Figurine Collection Magazine #6 (Detective #156), $20
DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #30 (Killer Croc Black Rook), $16
DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #31 (Azrael White Pawn), $16

EOS PRESS

Interworld TP (by Neil Gaiman), $9.99

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Volume 1 The Old Castle’s Secret HC, $28.99

FIRST SECOND

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong GN, $16.99
Red Handed The Fine Art Of Strange Crimes HC, $26.99

FUTURE PUBLISHING

SFX #234, $10.99

HARPER COLLINS

Silver Dream An Interworld Novel HC, $18.99
Unnatural Creatures Stories Selected By Neil Gaiman SC, $9.99

HERMES PRESS

Frank Robbins’ Johnny Hazard The Newspaper Dailies Volume 2 1946-1948 HC (resolicited), $49.99

IDW PUBLISHING

Fever Ridge A Tale of MacArthur’s Jungle War #3 (of 8)(Cover A Nick Runge), $3.99
Fever Ridge A Tale of MacArthur’s Jungle War #3 (of 8)(Cover RI Nick Runge), 1:10
Memorial Imaginary Fiends #3 (of 3)(Cover A Rich Ellis), $3.99
Michael Golden’s G.I. JOE Yearbook Artist’s Edition Portfolio TP, $30
Rocketeer Adventures Treasury Edition TP, $9.99
Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #4 (of 4)(Cover A Walter Simonson), $3.99
Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #4 (of 4)(Cover RI Walter Simonson), 1:10
Star Trek #20 (Cover A Tim Bradstreet), $3.99
Star Trek #20 (Cover RI-A Tim Bradstreet), 1:15
Star Trek #20 (Cover RI-B Photo), 1:20
Transformers Spot Trailcutter #1 (Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $10

IMAGE COMICS

Bomb Queen Deluxe Edition Volume 2 HC, $24.99

Chin Music #1, $2.99. 30 Days of Night writer and Starman artist Tony Harris team up for a tale of supernatural-time- travel, mysticism and prohibition-era gangsters.

Comeback TP, $14.99
Prophet #35, $3.99
Storm Dogs #5 (of 6), $3.50
Thief Of Thieves Volume 2 TP, $14.99
Walking Dead #110, $2.99
Witchblade #166 (Cover A Diego Bernard), $2.99
Witchblade #166 (Cover B John Tyler Christopher), $2.99

KENZER AND COMPANY

Knights of the Dinner Table #197, $5.99

MARVEL COMICS

Alpha Big Time #4 (of 5), $2.99
Astonishing X-Men #62, $3.99
Avengers #11, $3.99
Avengers Arena #9, $2.99
Avengers Arena Volume 1 Kill or Die TP, $15.99
Avengers Assemble #15AU, $3.99
Avengers Heart of Stone TP, $24.99

Avengers Vs. X-Men Companion HC, $99.99. Collecting AVENGERS ACADEMY #29-33, SECRET AVENGERS (2010) #26-28, AVENGERS (2010) #25-30, NEW AVENGERS (2010) #24-30, X-MEN LEGACY (2008) #266-270, WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #9-16 and #18, AVX: CONSEQUENCES #1-5, UNCANNY X-MEN (2012) #11-20, and A-BABIES VS. X-BABIES #1.

Avenging Spider-Man #20, $3.99

Avenging Spider-Man Threats and Menaces TP, $14.99. Sold out. Collecting AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #14-15 and ANNUAL #1, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #39, SPIDER-MAN VS. VAMPIRES and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #692.

Castle A Calm Before the Storm #5 (of 5), $3.99
Deadpool #9, $2.99
Disney Princess Magazine #13 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99

Essential Defenders Volume 7 TP, $19.99. Collecting DEFENDERS (1972) #126-139, ICEMAN (1984) #1-4 and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1984) #1-4.

Fearless Defenders #4 (Mark Brooks Regular Cover), $2.99

Fearless Defenders #4 (Stephanie Hans Variant Cover), 1:50, ($20-$25). Hans has definitely arrived and I hope she’s here to stay. I love this Moonstar cover but I’d expect it to fairly hard to find because most retailers aren’t ordering the 50 needed to qualify for the variant.

Iron Man #258.2, $3.99. Part two of the Armor Wars 2.
Marvel Universe The Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #14, $2.99

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Digest Volume 3 TP, $9.99. Collecting MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #9-12.

Secret Avengers #4 (Tomm Coker Regular Cover), $3.99
Secret Avengers #4 (Mark Brooks Variant Cover), 1:50
Spider-Men TP, $19.99
Stand Volume 6 The Night Has Come TP, $19.99
Thor God of Thunder #8 (Godbomb part 2), $3.99

Thunderbolts Volume 1 No Quarter TP, $15.99. Collecting THUNDERBOLTS (2013) #1-6.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man By Brian Michael Bendis Volume 3 TP, $19.99. Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #11-18.

Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #24, $3.99
Uncanny Avengers #8 (John Cassaday Regular Cover), $3.99

Uncanny Avengers #8 (Milo Manara Variant Cover), 1:50, ($12-$15). All the Manara Marvel variants are getting very hard to find and some are selling as high as $60. Get in early on this one or pay too much later.

Uncanny X-Force #4 (Kris Anka Regular Cover), $3.99

Uncanny X-Force #4 (Giusieppe Camuncoli Variant Cover)

Uncanny X-Force #4 (Giusieppe Camuncoli Variant Cover), 1:50, ($15-$20). Camunicoli just keeps getting better. Great variant here, but there should be plenty of these around.

Wolverine #3 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $3.99
Wolverine #3 (Ed McGuinness Variant Cover), 1:50
Wolverine Young Readers Novel SC, $6.99

MOONSTONE

Savage Beauty TP, $11.99

NBM

Treasury of Murder Softcover Set, $26.99

PANINI PUBLISHING

Doctor Who Magazine #459, $9.99

PAPERCUTZ

Benny Breakiron Volume 1 The Red Taxis HC, $11.99
Smurfs Volume 15 The Smurflings SC, $5.99
Smurfs Volume 15 The Smurflings HC, $10.99

PS ARTBOOKS

American Comics Group Collected Works Out of the Night Volume 1 HC (Slipcase Edition), $62.99
Harvey Horrors Collected Works Witches Tales Volume 3 HC (Slipcase Edition), $119.99
Roy Thomas Presents The Heap Volume 1 HC (Slipcase Edition), $119.99

REBELLION

Slaine The Grail War GN, $29.99

SCREEN POWER PUBLISHING

Scream Magazine #17, $8.99

SELFMADEHERO

Complete Don Quixote GN, $27.50
Sandcastle GN, $19.95

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT

Dance In The Vampire Bund Volume 14 GN, $13.99
Zero’s Familiar Omnibus Volume 1 TP (Volumes 1-3), $19.99

TH3RD WORLD STUDIOS

Shadowgirls HC, $29.95

TITAN PUBLISHING

CLiNT 2.0 #7, $6.99
Once Upon a Time Souvenir Special Magazine #2, $14.99
Star Trek Magazine #45 (Newsstand Edition), $14.99
Star Trek Magazine #45 (Previews Exclusive Edition), $14.99

TOOL PUBLICATIONS

Westward Volume 1 TP, $15.99

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS

We Can Fix It GN, $14.95

UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES

SpongeBob Comics #20, $2.99

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Archer and Armstrong #0 (Clayton Henry Regular Cover), $3.99. Billed as the “true” story of the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Archer and Armstrong #0 (Lee Garbett Pullbox Cover), $3.99
Archer and Armstrong #0 (Tom Fowler Variant Cover), 1:20, ($7-$9)
Harbinger #0 (David Lapham 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Harbinger
#12 (Amy Reeder Regular Cover), $3.99
Harbinger
#12 (Khari Evans Pullbox Cover), $3.99

VERTICAL

Heroman Volume 4 GN, $10.95

VIZ MEDIA

Bakuman Volume 19 TP, $9.99
Black Bird Volume 16 GN, $9.99
Bleach 3-In-1 Edition Volume 5 TP (Volumes 13-15), $14.99
Claymore Volume 22 TP, $9.99
Dengeki Daisy Volume 12
GN, $9.99
Hunter x Hunter Volume 30
TP, $9.99
La Corda d’Oro Volume 17 TP, $9.99
Naruto 3-In-1 Edition Volume 5
TP (Volumes 13-15), $14.99
Naruto Volume 61 TP, $9.99 Otomen Volume 15
GN, $9.99
Pokemon Adventures Volume 16 TP, $9.99
Psyren Volume 10 GN, $9.99
Strobe Edge Volume 4 GN, $9.99
Tegami Bachi Volume 13 GN, $9.99
We Were There Volume 16 GN, $9.99
WINX Club Volume 7 GN, $6.99

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood Wanted #1 (of 5) (A Artgerm), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood Wanted #1 (of 5)(B Stjepan Sejic), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood Wanted #1 (of 5)(C Harvey Taliboa), $2.99

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood Wanted #1 (of 5)(D Artgerm)

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood Wanted #1 (of 5)(D Artgerm), 1:50, ($18-$20). Stanley “Artgerm” Lau’s stuff is pretty impressive and I would guess Zenescope fans will scoop this one up.


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