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The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 05/22/2013

by Matt Baum (05/22/13).

Avengers #12 (Daniel Acuna Avengers 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)

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

Sure, it’s Memorial Day weekend—the beginning of the summer—and in most places the weather is amazing. But, for nerds like you and me, that’s no excuse for skipping out on reading new comics all weekend. And the best part, we’ve got an extra day to read them. This week watch for a Japanese take on Red Riding Hood from Dark Horse, a super-rich super-hero team and Geoff Johns’ final issue of Green Lantern from DC, and a new stoner-hero from Image.

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, May 22, 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.

12-GAUGE COMICS

Anti #4 (of 4), $3.99

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

Double Jumpers #4, $3.99. Sold out.

AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT

Cavewoman Uncovered Pinup Book, $3.99. First cull color book published by Amryl.

Cavewoman Uncovered Pinup Book (Nude ED), $8. Limited to 750 copies. Comes bagged and boarded with certificate of authenticity.

ANTARCTIC PRESS

Gold Digger #200, $3.99
Nazi Zombies TP, $14.95
Steampunk Snow White TP, $5.99
Victorian Secret Collection TP, $14.95

ARCANA STUDIO

Black List GN, $14.95
Koni Konfidential GN, $9.95
Ninja Named Stan SC, $14.95
Zoo Dot Com GN, $9.95

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

Archie’s 1000-Page Comics Digest TP, $14.99
Sabrina the Teenage Witch the Magic within Volume 2 TP, $10.99
Sonic Universe Volume 5 The Tails Adventure TP, $11.99
World of Archie Double Digest #29, $3.99

ASPEN COMICS

Jirni #2 (of 5)(Paolo Pantalena Direct Market Cover), $3.99
Jirni #2 (of 5)(Philip Tan Aspen Reserved Cover), $3.99

AURUM PRESS

Terry Nation The Man Who Invented the Daleks SC, $14.95

AVATAR PRESS

Crossed Badlands #28 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #28 (Jacen Burrows Torture Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #28 (Raulo Caceres Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #28 (Jacen Burrows Red Crossed Incentive Cover), 1:3

BLACK MASK COMICS

Occupy Comics #1, $3.50. Several of comics’ top creators discuss and document the themes, goals and ideals of the occupy movement and are donating some of the profits of this comic to support it. Even if it is a little late. My question; is anyone still occupying anything?

BLUE JUICE COMICS

Accelerators #1 (of 6), $3.99. Two time travelers that can only travel forward in time pursue each other further and further into the future.

BONGO COMICS

Bart Simpson Comics #83, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS

Adventure Time #16 (Cover A Mike Holmes)

Adventure Time #16 (Cover D Meredith McClaren)

Adventure Time #16 (Cover A Mike Holmes), $3.99

Adventure Time #16 (Cover B JJ Harrison), $3.99. New storyline and jumping on point for new readers.

Adventure Time #16 (Cover C Sophie Goldstein), 1:15

Adventure Time #16 (Cover D Meredith McClaren), 1:20, ($10-$12). Great variant here by Meredith McClaren. Check out more of her stuff here.

Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake #5 (of 6)(Cover A Natasha Allegri), $3.99
Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake #5 (of 6)(Cover B Coleman Engle), $3.99
Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake #5 (of 6)(Cover C Gigi D.G.), 1:15
Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake #5 (of 6)(Cover D Chrystin Garland), 1:25
Bravest Warriors #1 (of 6)(Jason Ho Long Beach Comic Con Variant Cover), $9.99
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser The Dark Watch #4 (Cover A Ibraim Roberson), $3.99
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser The Dark Watch #4 (Cover B Lorena Carvalho), $3.99
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser The Dark Watch #4 (Cover C Ibraim Roberson), AR
Grace Randolph’s Supurbia #1 (Russell Dauterman Long Beach Con Variant, $9.99
Regular Show #1 Complete Cover Box Set, $24.99
Steed And Mrs Peel #8 (Cover A Joe Corroney), $3.99

BROADSWORD COMICS

School Bites Independent Studies Collection TP, $19.99

BROADWAY

World War Z TP (Movie Tie-In Edition), $14.95

CINEBOOK

Antares Volume 2 Episode 1 TP, $15.95
Betelgeuse Volume 2 The Caves TP, $11.95
Blake And Mortimer Volume 12 Atlantis Mystery GN, $15.95
Lucky Luke Volume 29 The Grand Duke TP, $11.95
Lucky Luke Volume 30 The Dalton’s Escape TP, $11.95
Thorgal Volume 7 The Master of the Mountains GN, $11.95

COMIC SHOP NEWS

Comic Shop News #1353, Free

DARK HORSE COMICS

Akaneiro #1 (of 3), $3.99. A new mini-series fueled by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Video game designer American McGee brings readers a version of Little Red Riding hood set in feudal Japan.

Dark Horse Presents #24, $7.99. First appearance of Blackout (new Dark Horse Hero) by Frank Barberi.

Deep Sea (One Shot), $2.99. Collected from DHP.

House of Gold and Bones #2 (of 2)(Jason Shawn Alexander Regular Cover), $3.99
House of Gold and Bones #2 (of 2)(Kyle Hotz Variant Cover), AR
Lobster Johnson Satan Smells a Rat (One Shot), $3.50
Massive #12, $3.50
Mind MGMT #11, $3.99
Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #5 (of 5)(resolicited), $2.99
Star Wars Legacy Volume 2 Prisoner of the Floating World #3, $2.99

DC COMICS

All-Star Western #20, $3.99

Aquaman #20 (Paul Pelletier & Sean Parsons Regular Cover), $2.99. It says Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier on the cover but this one is a fill-in issue written by John Ostrander with art by Manuel Garcia.

Aquaman #20 (Paul Pelletier & Sean Parsons Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Arrow #7, $3.99
Batman Beyond Unlimited #16, $3.99
Batman Incorporated #11 (Chris Burnham Combo Pack Cover), $3.99
Batman Incorporated #11 (Chris Burnham Regular Cover), $2.99
Batman Incorporated #11 (Chris Burnham Black & White Variant Cover), 1:100

Batman Incorporated #11 (Guillem March Variant Cover)

Batman Incorporated #11 (Guillem March Variant Cover), ($5-$7). Retailers could order this variant equivalent to their lowest-ordered New DCU title with the same FOC (4/29/2013).

Batman Li’l Gotham #2, $2.99
Batman The Dark Knight #20 (Ethan Van Sciver Regular Cover), $2.99
Batman The Dark Knight #20 (Ethan Van Sciver Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25

Demon Knights Volume 2 The Avalon Trap TP, $14.99. Collects DEMON KNIGHTS #0 and 8-12.

Flash #20 (Francis Manapul Regular Cover), $2.99
Flash #20 (Francis Manapul Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Fury of Firestorm The Nuclear Man #20 (Final Issue), $2.99
Green Lantern #20 (Wrath) (Doug Mahnke Combo Pack Cover), $8.99

Green Lantern #20 (Wrath)(Doug Mahnke Regular Cover), $7.99. 64-page Wrath of the first Lantern finale and writer Geoff Johns’ final issue.

Green Lantern #20 (Doug Mahnke Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25

Green Lantern New Guardians #20 (Wrath) (Aaron Kuder Regular Cover), $2.99. Tony Bedard’s final issue and Wrath epilogue.

Green Lantern New Guardians #20 (Aaron Kuder Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25

Green Team Teen Trillionaires #1 (Amanda Conner Regular Cover), $2.99. The Movement was the poor kids, now for the rich ones.

Green Team Teen Trillionaires #1 (Cliff Chang Variant Cover), 1:25

Grifter Volume 2 New Found Power TP, $16.99. Collecting GRIFTER #9-16 and 0.

Justice League #20 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Combo Pack Cover)

Justice League #20 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Combo Pack Cover), $4.99

Justice League #20 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Regular Cover), $3.99. Prelude to Trinity War.

Justice League #20 (Howard Porter Variant Cover). Retailers could order this variant equivalent to their lowest ordered New DCU title with the same FOC (4/22/2013).

Justice League #20 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Black & White Variant Cover), 1:100
Justice League Dark #20, $2.99

Red Lanterns #20 (Wrath) (Miguel Sepulveda Regular Cover), $2.99. Writer Peter Milligan’s final issue.

Red Lanterns #20 (Miguel Sepulveda Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Savage Hawkman #20 (Final Issue), $2.99
Superman #20 (Aaron Kuder Regular Cover), $2.99
Superman #20 (Aaron Kuder Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Talon #8 (Guillem March Regular Cover), $2.99
Talon #8 (Guillem March Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Teen Titans #20 (Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira Regular Cover), $2.99
Teen Titans #20 (Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Unwritten #49, $2.99

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY

My Dirty Dumb Eyes GN, $22.95 Property HC, $24.95

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Damsels #7 (Joseph Michael Linsner Regular Cover), $3.99
Damsels #7 (Joseph Michael Linsner Virgin Variant Cover), 1:15
Damsels #7 (Joseph Michael Linsner Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Dark Shadows Year One #2 (Patrick Berkenkotter Regular Cover), $3.99
Dark Shadows Year One #2 (Patrick Berkenkotter Virgin Variant Cover), 1:10
Dark Shadows Year One #2 (Patrick Berkenkotter Black & White Variant Cover), 1:20
Flash Gordon Volume 1 Zeitgeist TP, $29.99
Masks #7 (of 8)(Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Masks #7 (of 8)(Ardian Syaf Regular Cover), $3.99
Masks #7 (of 8)(Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Masks #7 (of 8)(Stephen Segovia Regular Cover), $3.99
Masks #7 (of 8)(Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover), 1:25
Masks #7 (of 8)(Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), 1:35
Masks #7 (of 8)(Ardian Syaf Black & White Variant Cover), 1:50
Red Sonja #75 (Cover A Mel Rubi), $3.99
Red Sonja #75 (Cover B Erik Jones), $3.99
Red Sonja #75 (Cover C Walter Geovanni), $3.99
Vampirella Archives Volume 7 HC, $49.99

FUTURE PUBLISHING

Comic Heroes Magazine #18, $17.99

GOLDEN BOOKS

Lone Ranger A Little Golden Book Classic HC, $3.99

HERMES PRESS

Phantom The Complete Series The Charlton Years Volume 2 HC, $49.99

IDW PUBLISHING

Borderlands Origins TP, $17.99
Chasing the Dead TP, $17.99
Doctor Who #9 (Cover A Mark Buckingham), $3.99
Doctor Who #9 (Cover B Photo), $3.99
G.I. JOE Complete Cobra Command TP, $34.99
G.I. JOE The Cobra Files #2 (Cover A Michael Lark), $3.99
G.I. JOE The Cobra Files #2 (Cover B Antonio Fuso), $3.99
G.I. JOE The Cobra Files #2 (Cover RI-A Dan Matutina), 1:10
G.I. JOE The Complete Collection Volume 2 HC, $49.99
Ghostbusters #4 (Cover A Dan Schoening), $3.99
Ghostbusters #4 (Cover B Freddie E. Williams II), $3.99
Godzilla The Half-Century War TP, $19.99
Half Past Danger #1 (of 6)(Cover A Stephen Mooney), $3.99
Half Past Danger #1 (of 6)(Cover SUB Tommy Lee Edwards), $3.99
Judge Dredd #7 (Cover A Zach Howard), $3.99
Judge Dredd #7 (Cover B David Williams & Bill Sienkiewicz), $3.99
KISS Solo #3 (of 4)(The Celestial)(Cover A Angel Medina), $3.99
KISS Solo #3 (of 4)(The Celestial)(Cover RI Ash Newell Photo), 1:10
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #1 (Six Copy Set)(Dynamic Forces), $100
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #6 (Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $10
My Little Pony Micro-Series #3 (of 6)(Rarity)(Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $10
Star Trek John Byrne Collection HC, $49.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #21 (Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Works Volume 1 HC, $49.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Microseries #2 (of 4)(Baxter Stockman)(Cover A Tyler Walpole), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Microseries #2 (of 4)(Baxter Stockman)(Cover RI Andy Kuhn), 1:10
Torpedo Volume 3 TP, $17.99
Transformers Robots in Disguise #17 (Cover A Livio Ramondelli), $3.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #17 (Cover B Casey Coller), $3.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #17 (Cover RI Phil Jimenez), 1:10
True Blood #13 (Cover A Michael Gaydos), $3.99
True Blood #13 (Cover B Photo), $3.99

IMAGE COMICS

Activity #13, $3.50
Artifacts Volume 5 TP, $16.99

Bounce #1, $2.99. Sold out. Writer Joe Casey and artist David Messina give us the story of a slacker, pot-head superhero.

Dia De Los Muertos #3 (of 3), $4.99
Five Ghosts The Haunting of Fabian Gray #3 (of 5), $2.99
Invincible Universe #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Miniature Jesus #2 (of 5), $3.99
Nowhere Men #5, $2.99
Revival #10, $2.99
Sex #3, $2.99

INKLIT

Patricia Briggs’ Cry Wolf Volume 2 TP, $24.95

KETTLEDRUMMER BOOKS

Rocky and Hudson the Gay Cowboys SC, $19.95

LOCUS MAGAZINE

Locus #628 (May 2013), $7.50

MARVEL COMICS

A+X #8, $3.99

A+X Volume 1 = Awesome TP, $17.99. Collecting A+X #1-6.

Age of Ultron #4 (of 10)(Bryan Hitch 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
All-New X-Men #10 (Stuart Immonen 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #700 (Stan Lee Gold Series Signed Ed)(Dynamic Forces), $700
Amazing Spider-Man #700 (Ryan Stegman 4th Printing Variant Cover), $7.99
Avengers #12 (Dustin Weaver Regular Cover), $3.99

Avengers #12 (Daniel Acuna Avengers 50th Anniversary Variant Cover), ($5-$7). Retailers had to exceed their orders of Avengers #5 with this issue before they could order this variant—another in the Acuna 50th Anniversary series—as needed.

Cable And X-Force Classic Volume 1 TP, $34.99. Collecting CABLE (1993) #21-28 and X-FORCE (1991) #44-48.

Daredevil #26 (Chris Samnee Regular Cover), $3.99

Daredevil #26 (Paolo Rivera Variant Cover)

Daredevil #26 (Paolo Rivera Variant Cover), ($5-$7). Retailers had to exceed their orders of Daredevil #24 with this issue before they could order this variant as needed.

Deadpool #10 (Tradd Moore Regular Cover), $2.99
Disney Pixar Cars Magazine #14 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Fantastic Four #8, $2.99
Fearless Defenders #4AU, $3.99

FF By Jonathan Hickman Volume 4 TP, $19.99. Collecting FF (2011) #17-23.

Iron Man #258.3, $3.99
Journey into Mystery #652, $2.99

Journey into Mystery Featuring Sif Volume 1 Stronger than Monsters TP, $15.99. Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #646-650.

Marvel Masterworks The Fantastic Four Volume 9 TP, $24.99

Marvel Masterworks The Fantastic Four Volume 9 TP (Direct Market Variant Edition Volume 53), $24.99 . Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #82-93 and ANNUAL #7.

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #14, $2.99
Powers Bureau #4, $3.95
Scarlet Spider #17 (Ryan Stegman Regular Cover), $2.99
Scarlet Spider #17 (Gabrielle Dell’Otto Variant Cover), 1:15

Secret Avengers by Rick Remender Volume 2 TP, $24.99. Collecting SECRET AVENGERS (2010) #26-32.

Superior Spider-Man #10, $3.99
Ultimate Comics Wolverine #4 (of 4), $3.99
Uncanny Avengers #8AU, $3.99
Uncanny X-Men #6, $3.99

Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen Volume 4 TP, $19.99. Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2012) #15-20.

Wolverine The Best there is The Complete Series TP, $29.99
X-Men Legacy #11, $2.99
Young Avengers #5 (Jamie McKelvie Regular Cover), $2.99

Young Avengers #5 (Jim Cheung Variant Cover)

Young Avengers #5 (Jim Cheung Variant Cover), 1:50, ($15-$20). Cheung drawing the classic Young Avengers and, as usual, it’s awesome.

MOONSTONE

Avenger Roaring Heart of the Crucibel Novel HC (Limited Edition), $32.95
Avenger Roaring Heart of the Crucibel Novel SC, $18.95
Red Menace Novel SC, $6.99

NON-SPORT UPDATE

Non-Sport Update Volume 24 #3, $5.99

ONI PRESS

Sixth Gun #31, $3.99
Wasteland #45, $3.99

OSSM COMICS

Xenoglyphs #2 (of 6), $3.99

PAPERCUTZ

Ninjago Volume 7 Stone Cold SC, $6.99
Ninjago Volume 7 Stone Cold HC, $10.99

PM PRESS

Drawn to New York An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Decades in New York City HC, $29.95

SLOTH PUBLISHING

Booyah GN, $7.99

TITAN PUBLISHING

DmC Devil May Cry The Vergil Chronicles #1 (of 2), $3.99
Solid State Tank Girl #1 (of 4), $3.99

TOHAN CORPORATION

Hobby Japan #112 (April 2013), $16.60

VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS

Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage HC (Deluxe Slipcased Edition), $69.95
Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage HC, $39.95
Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage SC, $24.95
Jeffrey Jones The Definitive Reference HC (Deluxe Slipcased Edition), $69.95
Wally Wood Eerie Tales of Crime and Horror HC (Deluxe Slipcased Edition), $69.95
Wally Wood Eerie Tales of Crime and Horror HC, $39.95
Wally Wood Eerie Tales of Crime and Horror SC, $24.95

VISIBLE INK PRESS

Horror Show Guide The Ultimate Frightfest of Movies SC (2nd Edition), $19.95

VIZ MEDIA

Noble V Greylancer SC, $14.99
Saturn Apartments Volume 7 TP, $12.99
Sunny Volume 1 HC, $22.99

WILLIAM MORROW

Make Good Art HC (by Neil Gaiman), $12.99

YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Ivan Brunetti Aesthetics a Memoir HC, $25.00

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Hunters the Shadowlands #1 (of 5)(Cover A Anthony Spay), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Hunters the Shadowlands #1 (of 5)(Cover B Paulo Siqueira), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Werewolves the Hunger #1 (of 3)(Cover A Anthony Spay), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Werewolves the Hunger #1 (of 3)(Cover B Mike Krome), $3.99

 

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