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The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 06/27/2012

by Matt Baum (06/27/12).

Idolized #0 (Cover A Micah Gunnell)

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

It’s Wednesday again and, once again, I’ve mined the Diamond Retailer site for all the hidden information they don’t want you to know! OK, maybe it’s not a conspiracy but they certainly don’t come right out and tell you this stuff. This week watch for dinosaurs fighting aliens, Aspen’s first Soulfire crossover event, Abnett and Lanning are back in outer space and Anthony Bourdain ads comic book writer to his resume!?

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, June 27, 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.

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

Terry Moore’s How To Draw #4 (Funny), $4.99

ANARCHY COMICS

Dark Revelation #1 (of 3), $3.99. Sold out. This is the first offering from Anarchy Comics and the art looks pretty solid.

APE ENTERTAINMENT

Madagascar 3 Prequel Digest Long Live The King GN, $6.99

ARCHIE COMICS

Archie #634, $2.99
Archie And Friends Double Digest #17, $3.99
Archie Double Digest #230, $3.99
Betty And Veronica Friends Double Digest #226, $3.99
Betty And Veronica #260, $2.99. Sold Out.
Jughead’s Double Digest #182, $3.99
Sonic Universe #41, $2.99

ASPEN MLT

Art Of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter HC, $24.99
Idolized #0 (Cover A Micah Gunnell), $2.50

Idolized #0 (Cover B Rachel Clark Photo), $2.50. New series about young powered teens on a reality TV show contest competing to be on the world’s premiere super-team. Sounds kind of like Image Comics’ America’s Got Powers to me. Guess I’ll be reading this one for the show this week.

Idolized #0 (Cover C Joe Benitiez). For every 12 regular covers ordered retailers could order three Benitez variants.

Soulfire Hope #1 (Cover A Michael Ryan)

Soulfire Hope #1 (Cover A Michael Ryan), $3.99
Soulfire Hope #1 (Cover B Jose Varese), $3.99. Search For the Light Crossover begins.

AVATAR PRESS

Crossed Badlands #1 (Jacen Burrows C2E2 Cover), $5.99. Limited to 850 copies
Crossed Badlands #5 (Jacen Burrows Auxiliary Edition), $3.99. Limited to 1,500 copies.
Crossed Badlands #6 (Jacen Burrows Auxiliary Edition), $3.99. Limited to 1,500 copies.
Ferals #4 (Gabriel Andrade Auxiliary Edition), $3.99. Limited to 1,250 copies.

BANTAM

Game Of Thrones The Graphic Novel Volume 1 HC, $25.

BBC AUDIOBOOKS

Doctor Who Serpent Crest Box Set Audio CDs, $74.95

BONGO COMICS

Bart Simpson Comics #72, $2.99
Simpsons Super Spectacular #15, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS

Hypernaturals #1 (Cover A Francesco Mattina), $3.99. This is the next book in the new BOOM! Sci/Fi initiative and, like the two before it (Higher Earth and Extermination), it also sold out before shipping. Unlike the others, this title has a writer team with a following. Writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning had been the architects of Marvel’s Cosmic characters namely, the Annihilation storyline. Since their Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy titles were canceled their fans have been waiting for more. This might not be Marvel, but I’m betting it’s going to be fun and hard to find.

Hypernaturals #1 (Cover A Francesco Mattina)

Hypernaturals #1 (Cover H Bill Sienkiewicz CGC 9.8)

Hypernaturals #1 (Cover B Trevor Hairsine), $3.99
Hypernaturals #1 (Cover C Phil Noto), $3.99
Hypernaturals #1 (Cover D Timothy Green II), 1:10.
Hypernaturals #1 (Cover E Timothy Green II Sketch), 1:15
Hypernaturals #1 (Cover F Trevor Hairsine Sketch), 1:25
Hypernaturals #1 (Cover G New Recruit), 1:50

Hypernaturals #1 (Cover H Bill Sienkiewicz CGC 9.8), 1:100. According to BleedingCool.com, there’s not going to be many of these around. Maybe 50-75 graded copies. CGC isn’t listing any in its census, so we’ll just have to wait and see for now. If this comic is as hot as I think it’ll be, then this Bill Sienkiewicz cover could be selling for $200-$300 very quickly, much like the early Valen the Outcast CGC’ed variants were.

Ice Age Where There’s Thunder (One Shot)(was ‘Ice Age Continental Drift’), $3.99

BOUNDLESS COMICS

Lady Death #15 (Daniel HDR Auxiliary Cover), $3.99
Lady Death #15 (Michael Dipascale C2E2 Cover), $9.99
Lady Death Origins Cursed #1 (of 3)(Matt Martin Timeless Beauty Cover), $9.99

BROADSWORD COMICS

Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose Volume 10 TP, $24.99

CHARLESBRIDGE PUBLISHING

Bill The Boy Wonder The Secret Co-Creator Of Batman HC, $17.95

CHRONICLE BOOKS

Earthling SC, $12.99

COMIC SHOP NEWS

Comic Shop News #1306, AR

CONUNDRUM PRESS

Song Of Roland GN, $20.

DARK HORSE COMICS

Angel And Faith #11 (Rebekah Isaacs Variant Cover), $2.99
Angel And Faith #11 (Steve Morris Regular Cover), $2.99
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth Exorcism #1 (of 2), $3.50. Mini-series following Agent Ashley Strode in Mexico.
Chronicles Of Conan Volume 22 Reavers In The Borderland TP, $18.99
Conan Volume 11 Road Of Kings TP, $19.99

Fatima The Blood Spinners #1 (of 4)(Gilbert Hernandez Regular Cover), $3.99. New series form Hernandez about a drug that turns users into zombies in the near future. Weird…

Fatima The Blood Spinners #1 (of 4)(Peter Bagge Variant Cover), 1:3
Goon Volume 11 The Deformed Of Body And Devious Of Mind TP, $16.99
Guild Volume 2 TP, $14.99
Larry Marder’s Tales Of The Beanworld Volume 3.5 HC, $14.99
PC Cast’s House Of Night HC, $14.99
Reset #3 (of 4), $3.50
Resident Alien #2, $3.50
Star Wars Blood Ties Boba Fett Is Dead #3 (of 4), $3.50
Usagi Yojimbo Volume 26 Traitors Of The Earth HC (Limited Edition), $59.99
Usagi Yojimbo Volume 26 Traitors Of The Earth TP, $16.99

DC COMICS

All-Star Western #10, $3.99
American Vampire #28 (Rafael Albuquerque Regular Cover), $2.99

American Vampire #28 (Greg Capullo Variant Cover)

American Vampire #28 (Greg Capullo Variant Cover), 1:10. Apparently Scott Snyder’s artists have been doing a variant cover exchange. Last week we saw Albuquerque’s Batman variant and this week it’s Capullo’s American Vampire variant. Capullo seems to just get better every time I see new work from him. Watch for a $5-$6 price tag.

Aquaman #10 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Regular Cover), $2.99
Aquaman #10 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25

Batman #1 (Greg Capullo 5th Printing Variant Cover), $2.99. First-prints of #1 continue to sell for north of $15. Even second and third prints are selling for $5 and up. I’m guessing all these prices continue to climb as the new Dark Knight movie approaches.

Batman #5 (Greg Capullo 4th Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Batman Archives Volume 8 HC, $59.99
Batman Illustrated By Neal Adams Volume 1 TP, $24.99
Batman Incorporated #2 (Chris Burnham Regular Cover), $2.99
Batman Incorporated #2 (Combo Pack Edition), $3.99. With free digital download code.

Batman Incorporated #2 (Cameron Stewart Variant Cover)

Batman Incorporated #2 (Chris Burnham Black & White Variant Cover)

Batman Incorporated #2 (Cameron Stewart Variant Cover). Retailers could order this variant based on the amount of the lowest-ordered DCU Relaunch title with the same FOC as Batman Inc #2. Do not pay more than cover price.

Batman Incorporated #2 (Chris Burnham Black & White Variant Cover), 1:100. It seems as if DC has moved its Black and White variants from 1:200 down to 1:100. That said, I’d still suggest a similar price target. Watch for a $50-$60 price tag.

Batman The Dark Knight #10 (David Finch & Richard Friend Regular Cover), $2.99. Novelist Gregg Hurwitz comes on as new series writer. First Scarecrow appearance (post-relaunch).

Batman The Dark Knight #10 (David Finch & Richard Friend Variant Cover), 1:25
Before Watchmen Nite Owl #1 (of 4)(Andy Kubert & Joe Kubert Regular Cover), $3.99
Before Watchmen Nite Owl #1 (of 4)(Combo Pack Edition), $4.99. With free digital download code.

Before Watchmen Nite Owl #1 (of 4)(Kevin Nowlan Variant Cover)

Before Watchmen Nite Owl #1 (of 4)(Jim Lee Variant Cover)

Before Watchmen Nite Owl #1 (of 4)(Kevin Nowlan Variant Cover), 1:25. This is a very cool Kevin Nowlan variant, a name I haven’t seen in a while, come to think of it, and it should be fairly easy to come by. Watch for an $8-$10 price tag.

Before Watchmen Nite Owl #1 (of 4)(Jim Lee Variant Cover), 1:200. I love these Jim Lee variants and think they’re going to make an awesome set in the end, but none of them are selling for more than $80 currently. Stay low here, like $50-$60 if you can find it that cheap. Otherwise wait and grab one on eBay.

Flash #10 (Francis Manapul Regular Cover), $2.99
Flash #10 (Francis Manapul Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #10, $2.99
Gears Of War #24 (Final Issue), $2.99

Get Jiro HC, $24.99. Story about chef-gangsters running future Los Angeles by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Looks like fun to me.

Gotham City Sirens Volume 3 Strange Fruit TP, $14.99
Green Lantern New Guardians #10 (Tyler Kirkham & Batt Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern New Guardians #10 (Tyler Kirkham & Batt Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25

I Vampire #10, $2.99. This is one of the best relaunch titles you are not reading. Really! Currently you can pick up a full run on eBay for les than $20. Your local comic shop probably has a stack it would cut you a deal on, as well. Do it!

Infinite Crisis Omnibus HC, $150.
Justice League #10 (Jim Lee & Scott Williams Regular Cover), $3.99. Villains Journey part 2. Shazam part four.

Justice League #10 (Combo Pack Edition), $4.99. With free digital download code

Justice League #10 (Cully Hamner Variant Cover). Retailers could order this variant based on their lowest-ordered Relaunch title with the same FOC. Do not pay more than cover price.

Justice League #10 (Jim Lee Black & White Variant Cover), 1:100. Same as Batman Inc #2.
Justice League #7 (Jim Lee & Scott Williams 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Justice League Dark #10, $2.99
Legion Of Super-Heroes Volume 1 Hostile World TP, $14.99
New Deadwardians #4 (of 8), $2.99
Savage Hawkman #10, $2.99
Scalped #59, $2.99
Spaceman #7 (of 9), $2.99
Superman #10 (Ivan Reis & Eber Ferreira Regular Cover), $2.99
Superman #10 (Ivan Reis & Eber Ferreira Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Superman Family Adventures #2, $2.99
Teen Titans #10 (Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund Regular Cover), $2.99
Teen Titans #10 (Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Voodoo #10, $2.99

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS

Previews #286 (July 2012), $4.50

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY

Anna And Froga Want A Gumball HC, $14.95
Birdseye Bristoe HC, $19.95
Gloriana HC, $19.95

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Barry Sonnenfeld’s Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens HC, $19.99. From the mind of the Men In Black Director and Grant Morrison. The FCBD preview looked really nice but I’ll be taking a long look at this one before dropping $20.

Kirby Genesis Silver Star #6 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Lord Of The Jungle #5 (Lucio Parillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Lord Of The Jungle #5 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Lord Of The Jungle #5 (Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), 1:10 – ships with regular covers.
Lord Of The Jungle #5 (Lucio Parillo Virgin Variant Cover), 1:10
Lord Of The Jungle #5 (Paul Renaud Green Variant Cover), 1:15
Lord Of The Jungle #5 (Francesco Francavilla Virgin Variant Cover), 1:25
Voltron #6 (Sean Chen Regular Cover), $3.99
Voltron #6 (Sean Chen Virgin Variant Cover), 1:10
Voltron #6 (Sean Chen Red Variant Cover), 1:20

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

Mr. Twee Deedle Raggedy Ann Cousin Gruelle HC (resolicited), $75.

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE

Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse Volume 1 SC (of 3), $14.95

HOUND COMICS

M3 #1, $5.

IDW PUBLISHING

Archie’s Americana Volume 4 Best Of The ’70s HC, $24.99
Berkeley Breathed’s Outland The Complete Collection Sunday Comics 1989-1995 HC, $39.99
David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again Artist’s Edition HC, $95.00
Dungeons And Dragons Forgotten Realms #2 (Cover A Tyler Walpole), $3.99
Dungeons And Dragons Forgotten Realms #2 (Cover B Steve Ellis), $3.99
Dungeons And Dragons Forgotten Realms #2 (Cover C Character Design), 1:10
G.I. JOE Roots Of Retaliation TP, $14.99
Magic The Gathering The Spell Thief #1 (of 4)(Cover A Christopher Moeller), $4.99
Magic The Gathering The Spell Thief #1 (of 4)(Cover RI Martin Coccolo), 1:10
Star Trek #10 (Cover A Tim Bradstreet), $3.99
Star Trek #10 (Cover RI-B Tim Bradstreet), 1:10
Star Trek #10 (Cover RI-A Photo), 1:20
Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes HC (Direct Market Exclusive Edition), $24.99
Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #2 (of 8)(Cover A J.K. Woodward), $3.99. Sold out.
Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #2 (of 8)(Cover B Mark Buckingham), $3.99. Sold out.
Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #2 (of 8)(Cover RI-B Photo), 1:10
Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #2 (of 8)(Cover RI-A Joe Corroney), 1:25
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 (Cover A Dan Duncan), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 (Cover B Kevin Eastman), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 (Cover RI Zach Howard), 1:10
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #6 (Cover A Alex Milne), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #6 (Cover B Nick Roche), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #6 (Cover RI Alex Milne), 1:10
V Wars HC, $24.95

IMAGE COMICS

America’s Got Powers #2 (of 6)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Fatale #6, $3.50
Fatale Volume 1 Death Chases Me TP, $14.99
Grim Leaper #1 (of 4)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Hell Yeah #4, $2.99
Magdalena Volume 2 TP, $19.99
Manhattan Projects #4, $3.50
Morning Glories Volume 3 P.E. TP, $14.99
Prophet #26, $2.99
Savage Dragon #180, $3.50
Supreme #65 (Cover A Erik Larsen), $2.99
Supreme #65 (Cover B Cory Hamscher), $2.99
Whispers #3, $2.99
Witchblade #157 (Cover A John Tyler Christopher), $2.99
Witchblade #157 (Cover B Diego Bernard & Fred Benes), $2.99

KODANSHA COMICS

Attack On Titan Volume 1 GN, $10.99
Mardock Scramble Volume 5 GN, $10.99

MARVEL COMICS

Amazing Fantasy 15 Spider-Man, $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #688 (Giuseppe Camuncoli Regular Cover), $3.99

Amazing Spider-Man #688 (J. Scott Campbell Lizard Variant Cover)

Amazing Spider-Man #688 (J. Scott Campbell Lizard Variant Cover), 1:50. I’m not a big Campbell fan but this is a great-looking Lizard variant, and with the movie hitting next week, I’m betting this one will be hot. A couple of these have pre-sold for just under $70 but you should be able to find one for $35-$40.

Captain America And Iron Man #633, $2.99
Defenders By Matt Fraction Volume 1 TP, $19.99
Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz #8 (of 8), $3.99
FF #19 (Mike Choi Regular Cover), $2.99
FF #19 (Mike Deodata Amazing Spider-Man In Motion Variant Cover), 1:25
FF By Jonathan Hickman Volume 3 HC (Premiere Edition), $19.99

Hit-Girl #1 (of 5)(John Romita Jr. Regular Cover), $2.99. Sold Out. This spins out of Kick Ass #2 and features Mark Millar’s psychotic, foul-mouthed little-girl-super-hero in her own series. This one might have received more attention closer to the Kick Ass movie release, but I’ll bet it sells better than Kick Ass 2.

Hit-Girl #1 (of 5)(Blank Variant Cover). Retailers had to exceed their orders on Kick Ass 2 #7 with Hit-Girl #1 and they could order this variant as needed.

Hit-Girl #1 (of 5)(Leandro Fernandez Variant Cover), 1:25
Hit-Girl #1 (of 5)(Phil Noto Variant Cover), 1:50
Hit-Girl #1 (of 5)(John Romita Jr. Sketch Variant Cover), 1:100
Incredible Hulk #10, $3.99
John Carter The Gods Of Mars #4 (of 5), $2.99
Marvel Masterworks The Uncanny X-Men Volume 5 TP, $24.99
Marvel Masterworks The Uncanny X-Men Volume 5 TP (Direct Market Variant Edition Volume 40), $24.99
Marvel Previews #107 (July 2012 For Products On-Sale September 2012), $1.25
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #3, $2.99
Marvel Zombies Destroy #4 (of 5), $3.99
Mighty Thor #16, $3.99

Mystery Men TP, $14.99. Must Read! This was an almost entirely over-looked mini-series by David Liss about the first masked heroes of the Marvel U.

Nick Fury Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic Volume 1 TP, $34.99
Punisher Official Index To The Marvel Universe TP, $24.99
Spellbinders Signs And Wonders TP, $16.99
Spider-Man Death Of The Stacys TP, $19.99
Spider-Men #2 (of 5)(Jim Cheung Regular Cover), $3.99. Sold out.
Spider-Men #2 (of 5)(Marcos Martin Variant Cover), 1:30
Spider-Men #2 (of 5)(Sara Pichelli Variant Cover), 1:100
Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #12, $3.99
Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus Volume 1 HC (Mark Bagley Direct Market Cover), $99.99
Wolverine And The X-Men #12 (AvX), $3.99
Wolverine The Best There Is Broken Quarantine TP, $19.99
X-Men #31, $3.99
X-Men Legacy #269 (AvX), $2.99
X-Men Legacy Back To School HC (Premiere Edition), $19.99
X-Men Schism TP, $19.99

METROPOLITAN BOOKS

Journalism HC, $29.

ONI PRESS

Courtney Crumrin #3, $3.99

PURE IMAGINATION PUBLISHING

Comics On Trial Volume 2 SC, $25.

RAZORBILL

Richelle Mead Vampire Academy Volume 2 Frostbite GN, $12.99

RED 5 COMICS

Atomic Robo The Flying She-Devils Of The Pacific #1 (of 5), $3.50
Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures #3, $2.75

RZG COMICS

Phazer #3, $3.99

SANCTUM PRODUCTIONS

Avenger Double Novel Volume 7, $14.95
Doc Savage Double Novel Volume 50 (James Bama Variant Special), $14.95
Shadow Double Novel Volume 62, $14.95

SCREEM

Screem #24 (Previews Exclusive Edition), $7.95

TITAN PUBLISHING

CLiNT 2.0 #2, $6.99
Prometheus The Art Of The Film HC, $39.95
Spandex HC, $19.95

TOHAN CORPORATION

Gothic And Lolita Bible #42, $33.
Hobby Japan #101 (May 2012), $16.60

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 3 Century #3 2009 GN, $9.95
Lovely Horrible Stuff HC, $14.95

TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING

Alter Ego #110, $8.95
Back Issue #57, $8.95

VERTICAL

Drops Of God Volume 4 GN, $14.95

VIZ MEDIA

Bakuman Volume 11 TP, $9.99
Tenjo Tenge Volume 7 GN, $17.99

YAOI PRESS

Royal Pain SC, $9.95

YEN PRESS

Olympos Volume 1 GN, $18.99

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Waking Dreams End #2 (Cover A Ale Garza), $3.99
Waking Dreams End #2 (Cover B Alfredo Reyes), $3.99

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