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The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 07/31/2013

by Gregory Watkins (07/31/13).

Captain Marvel #14 (Amanda Conner Variant Cover), 1:25, ($10-$12). I love Conner’s work and this variant is nothing short of awesome.

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

Summer is almost over. I know; how the heck did that happen so fast? But there’re still plenty of summer blockbuster comics hitting the shelves this week: watch for the conclusion of the Mega Man Sonic the Hedge Hog Crossover and Archie in Space over at Archie comics; a new sci/fi series at Vertigo; Captain Midnight gets his own series at Dark Horse; the sequel to 2 Guns at Boom; and the Hulk gets sent back in time! All this and a Top Chef Master takes on Wolverine. There is nothing good on TV right now (with the exception of The Bridge and The Newsroom) so get to your comic shop and get something to read, will ya!

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, July 31, 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 Cutoff date; GN – Graphic Novel; HC – Hardcover; RI – Retailer Incentive; SC – Soft Cover; SUB – Subscription Variant; TP – Trade Paperback; Vol. – Volume.

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

Skyward #1 (of 6), $3.99. The fantastic storybook adventure begins! The new creator-owned series from Jeremy Dale (G.I. Joe, NFL Rush Zone, Marvel Kapow!) follows the thrilling tale of Quinn, left orphaned by an invasion of his homeland. He and other lost villagers run headfirst into a conflict and world that is much bigger and fantastic than they could possibly imagine.

ANTARCTIC PRESS

Adventures of a Comic Con Girl TP, $9.99

ARCANA STUDIO

Garbage Day GN, $9.95
Midnight to Daylight GN (resolicited), $19.95
Punch Drunk GN, $12.95

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

Archie #646 (Gisele & Tito Pena Regular Cover), $2.99. Archie goes to space. No, seriously.

Archie #646 (Andrew Pepoy Variant Cover), $2.99. This is a great homage to the EC sci-fi comics of the golden/silver-age.

Archie Double Digest #242, $3.99
Best of Sonic The Hedgehog Villains HC, $24.99
Kevin Keller Volume 2 Drive Me Crazy TP, $11.99
Life with Archie #31 (Bob Smith Regular Cover), $3.99
Life with Archie #31 (Stephanie Buscema Variant Cover), $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #251 (Ben Bates Evil Friends Forever Variant Cover), $2.99

Sonic The Hedgehog #251 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $2.99. “Worlds Collide” part 12 of 12.

ASPEN COMICS

Executive Assistant Assassins #13 (Cover A Lori Hanson), $3.99
Executive Assistant Assassins #13 (Cover B Elizabeth Torque), $3.99

Executive Assistant Assassins #13 (Cover C Pasquale Qualano), 1:10. Retailers that qualified for this variant could order up to three more. Props to newcomer Qualano for a beautiful cover.

Jirni #4 (of 5)(Cover A Paolo Pantalena), $3.99
Jirni #4 (of 5)(Cover B Giuseppe Cafaro), $3.99
Jirni #4 (of 5)(Cover C Pasquale Qualano), $3.99
Jirni #4 (of 5)(Cover D Emilio Laiso), $3.99

AVATAR PRESS

Absolution Rubicon #2 (Daniel Gete Final Justice Cover), $3.99
Absolution Rubicon #2 (Daniel Gete Regular Cover), $3.99
Absolution Rubicon #2 (Daniel Gete Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Absolution Rubicon #2 (Daniel Gete Electric Blue Incentive Cover), 1:3
Absolution Rubicon #2 (Michael Dipascale Happy Kitty Premium Cover), $9.99. Limited to 750 copies.

Caligula Heart of Rome #6 (of 6)(German Noble Gore Cover), $3.99
Caligula Heart of Rome #6 (of 6)(German Noble Regular Cover), $3.99
Caligula Heart of Rome #6 (of 6)(German Noble Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Caligula Heart of Rome #6 (of 6)(German Noble Imperial Incentive Cover), 1:3
Crossed Annual 2013 #1 (Matt Martin Grizzly Cover), $5.99
Crossed Badlands #25 (Michael Dipascale Fresh Kill Cover), $5.99
Uber #0 (Caanan White Enhanced Edition Cover), $4.99
Uber #1 (Caanan White War Crimes Cover), $5.99
Uber #4 (Caanan White Regular Cover), $3.99
Uber #4 (Caanan White Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Uber #4 (Michael Dipascale Propaganda Poster Cover), $3.99
Uber #4 (Caanan White Blitzkrieg Incentive Cover), 1:3

BLACK LIBRARY

Warhammer 40K Angel Exterminatus MMPB, $9.99
Warhammer 40K Best of Hammer and Bolter Volume 2 SC, $17.50
Warhammer Skarsnik SC, $14

BLACK MASK COMICS

Liberator #2 (of 4), $3.50

BONGO COMICS

Simpsons Illustrated #7, $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS

3 Guns #1 (of 6)(Cover A Rafael Albuquerque), $3.99. The sequel to 2 Guns which has a movie adaptation opening this weekend.

3 Guns #1 (of 6)(Cover A Rafael Albuquerque)(Signed by Steven Grant), 1:15
Adventure Time Summer Special #1 (Cover A Becky Dreistadt), $4.99
Adventure Time Summer Special #1 (Cover B Phil McAndrew), 1:15
Adventure Time Summer Special #1 (Cover C Rob Guillory), 1:25, ($13-$15). Chew creator Guillory provides a fantastic variant here.

Clive Barker’s Next Testament #3 (of 12)(Cover A Goni Montes), $3.99
Freelancers Volume 1 TP, $19.99
Planet of the Apes Spectacular (One Shot)(Cover A Paul Azaceta), $4.99
Six-Gun Gorilla #1 (of 6)(Joe Querio 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99

BROADSWORD COMICS

Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #81, $2.95

CANDLEWICK PRESS

Bluffton My Summers With Buster GN, $22.99

COMIC SHOP NEWS

Comic Shop News #1363, Free

DANGER ZONE

Double Jumpers TP, $14.95
Ehmm Theory #2 (of 4), $3.99
Ghost Town #2 (of 5), $3.99
SubCulture Omnibus HC, $39.99
Trip GN, $14.95

DARK HORSE COMICS

Akaneiro #3 (of 3), $3.99
Amala’s Blade #4 (of 4), $3.50
Angel and Faith #24 (Rebekah Isaacs Variant Cover), $2.99
Angel and Faith #24 (Steve Morris Regular Cover), $2.99
B.P.R.D. Vampire #5 (of 5), $3.50

Captain Midnight #1 (Felipe Massafera Regular Cover), $2.99. On the run from the U.S. government after fleeing custody, Captain Midnight has been labeled a security risk. In the 1940s, he was an American hero, a daredevil fighter pilot, a technological genius . . . a superhero. But since he rifled out of the Bermuda Triangle into the present day, Captain Midnight doesn’t know what or who to trust!

Captain Midnight #1 (Paolo Rivera Variant Cover), 1:20, ($12-$15). Not the kind of Rivera variant I was hoping for, but still cool. Slightly higher price point here because retailers probably won’t take risk in ordering high here.

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan The Sunday Comics Volume 1 1931-1933 HC, $125. Sold out.

Gantz Volume 28 TP, $13.99
Ghost Volume 1 In the Smoke and Din TP, $14.99
House of Gold and Bones #4 (of 4)(Jason Shawn Alexander Regular Cover), $3.99

House of Gold and Bones #4 (of 4)(Frank Quitely Variant Cover), AR. Retailers had to exceed their orders of #3 and they would receive one free Quitely variant.

King Conan The Hour of the Dragon #3 (of 6), $3.99
Last of Us American Dreams #4 (of 4), $3.99

DC COMICS

Adventures of Superman #3, $3.99
Animal Man Annual #2, $4.99

Animal Man Omnibus HC, $75. Collecting Grant Morrison’s run, issues #1-26 and a tale from SECRET ORIGINS #39.

Batman Annual #2, $4.99
Batman Illustrated By Neal Adams Volume 3 TP, $24.99
Batman Incorporated #13 (Chris Burnham Regular Cover)(Final Issue), $2.99
Batman Incorporated #13 (Chris Burnham Combo Pack Cover)(Final Issue), $3.99

Batman Incorporated #13 (Grant Morrison Variant Cover)(Final Issue)

Batman Incorporated #13 (Grant Morrison Variant Cover)(Final Issue), 1:25. So, yep, that’s how writer Grant Morrison draws a Batman cover. Hunh…

Batman Incorporated #13 (Chris Burnham Black & White Variant)(Final Issue), 1:100
Batman Year Zero #1 (Director’s Cut Edition), $5.99
Beware The Creeper TP, $14.99

Collider #1 (Nathan Fox Regular Cover), $2.99. New sci/fi series from Vertigo with a fantastic premise.

Collider #1 (Nathan Fox Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Detective Comics Annual #2, $4.99
Flash Annual #2, $4.99

Green Lantern New Guardians Volume 1 The Ring Bearer TP, $14.99. Collecting GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #1-7!

Green Lantern New Guardians Volume 2 Beyond Hope HC, $22.99. Collects #8-#12

Injustice Gods Among Us #7, $3.99
Red Lanterns #22 (Alessandro Vitti Regular Cover), $2.99
Red Lanterns #22 (Rags Morales Variant Cover), 1:25

Showcase Presents DC Comics Presents Superman Team-Ups Volume 2 TP, $19.99. Reprints DC COMICS PRESENTS #27-50 and DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1!

Smallville Season 11 Special #2, $4.99
Superboy #22, $2.99
Superman Annual #2, $4.99

Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1 (of 6)(Chris Sprouse & Karl Story Cover), $2.99. Alan Moore’s science hero returns at Vertigo.

Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1 (of 6)(Chris Sprouse & Karl Story Black & White Variant), 1:25
Trinity of Sin Pandora #2 (Ryan Sook Regular Cover), $2.99
Trinity of Sin Pandora #2 (Ryan Sook Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Vertigo The Sandman and Death Bookends (Second Edition), $199.95
Wake #3 (of 10)(Sean Murphy Regular Cover), $2.99
Wake #3 (of 10)(Dustin Nguyen Variant Cover), 1:25

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY

Kitaro GN, $24.95
Optic Nerve #13, $5.95

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #22 (Mike Mayhew Regular Cover), $3.99
Uncanny #1 (Jock 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #26 (Risque Red Exclusive Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $19.99

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

DC Batman Automobilia Figurine Collection Magazine #11 (The Dark Knight Batpod), $20

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

Ghosts and Ruins HC, $22.99
Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball Drawings 1934-1972 HC, $29.99

FILMFAX

Filmfax #134, $9.95

FLESK PUBLICATIONS

Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Complete TP (New Printing), $39.95
Mark Schultz’s Carbon Volume 1 SC, $24.95
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live Volume 2 HC, $29.95

GEMSTONE PUBLISHING

Big Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 43 HC, $45

HERMES PRESS

Scratch 9 Cat Tails #1, $3.99. The all-ages tales of a cat with super powers.

IDW PUBLISHING

Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #7 (of 12)(Cover A Francesco Francavilla), $3.99
Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #7 (of 12)(Cover B Dave Sim), $3.99
Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #7 (of 12)(Cover RI Seventh Doctor Photo), 1:10
G.I. JOE #6 (Cover A Jamal Igle), $3.99
G.I. JOE #6 (Cover B Steve Kurth), $3.99
G.I. JOE #6 (Cover RI Tim Seeley), 1:10
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #192 (Cover A SL Gallant & Gary Erskine), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #192 (Cover RI Larry Hama), 1:10
Joe Palooka TP, $19.99
Judge Dredd Year One #4 (of 4)(Cover A Greg Staples), $3.99
Judge Dredd Year One #4 (of 4)(Cover RI Dave Sim), 1:10
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #9 (Cover A Andy Price), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #9 (Cover B Tony Fleecs), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #9 (Cover RI Amy Mebberson), 1:10
Superman The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies Volume 1 1958-1961 HC, $49.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #24 (Cover A Mateus Santolouco), $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #24 (Cover B Kevin Eastman), $3.99. “Cityfall” part three.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #24 (Cover RI Freddie Williams III), 1:10
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #19 (Cover A Alex Milne), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #19 (Cover B Sean Chen), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #19 (Cover RI Nick Roche), 1:10
Worlds of Sam Kieth Volume 1 HC, $49.99

IMAGE COMICS

39 Minutes Volume 1 HC, $19.99
Age of Bronze Volume 3.B Betrayal Part Two TP, $18.99
Bedlam #8, $3.50
Elephantmen Volume 6 Earthly Desires HC, $34.99
Five Ghosts The Haunting of Fabian Gray #5 (of 5)(Chris Mooneyham Cover), $2.99
Five Ghosts The Haunting of Fabian Gray #5 (of 5)(Phantom Variant Cover), ($10-$15)
Infinite Vacation Deluxe HC, $24.99
Invincible Volume 18 The Death of Everyone TP, $16.99
It Girl and the Atomics #12, $2.99
Komacon HC, $12.99
Lazarus #2 (SDCC 2013 Exclusive Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Morning Glories #29 (Cover A Rodin Esquejo), $3.50
Morning Glories #29 (Cover B Joe Eisma), $3.50
Morning Glories #29 (Cover C Edwin Huang), $3.50
Morning Glories #29 (Cover D Ryan Kelly), $3.50
Morning Glories #29 (Cover E Jeff Lemire), $3.50
Morning Glories #29 (Cover F Kevin Mellon), $3.50
Morning Glories #29 (Cover G Matthew Waite), $3.50
Morning Glories #29 (Cover H Marley Zarcone), $3.50
Sex #5, $2.99
Youngblood #78, $3.99

KENZER AND COMPANY

Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle of Trouble Volume 40 TP, $14.99

KODANSHA COMICS

Bloody Monday Volume 11 GN, $10.99

MARVEL COMICS

Black Bolt Something Inhuman This Way Comes #1, $7.99. Collecting AMAZING ADVENTURES (1970) #5-10 and AVENGERS (1963) #95.

Captain Marvel #14 (Joe Quinones Regular Cover), $2.99. “Enemy Within” part five of five. You need to be reading this title.

Captain Marvel #14 (Amanda Conner Variant Cover), 1:25, ($10-$12). I love Conner’s work and this variant is nothing short of awesome.

Daredevil #29, $2.99
Fearless Defenders #7, $2.99
FF #10, $2.99

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 (Sara Pichelli Regular Cover), $3.99. Sold out. Angela makes here Guardians debut.

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), ($5-$7). Retailers had to exceed their orders of Guardians #2 with this issue before they could order the baby Angela cover as needed.

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 (Milo Manara Angela Variant Cover)

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 (Paolo Rivera Variant Cover)

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 (Milo Manara Angela Variant Cover), 1:25, ($12-$15). All the Manara variants are getting very hard to find.

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 (Paolo Rivera Variant Cover), 1:50, ($18-$20). Rivera out does himself here with this EC Comics homage.

Indestructible Hulk #11 (Mukesh Singh Regular Cover), $3.99. SHEILD sends the Hulk to repair time itself.

Indestructible Hulk #11 (Michael Del Mundo Time Travel Variant Cover), 1:30
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (of 8)(Adam Hughes 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (of 8)(Adam Kubert 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (of 8)(Cully Hamner 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (of 8)(Marc Silvestri 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (of 8)(Pasqual Ferry 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #28, $3.99
Uncanny X-Force #9, $3.99

Uncanny X-Force Volume 1 Let It Bleed TP, $17.99. Collecting UNCANNY X-FORCE (2013) #1-5.

Uncanny X-Men #9, $3.99
Venom #38, $2.99

What If AvX #4 (of 4), $3.99. Sold out

Wolverine In The Flesh #1, $3.99. Written by Top Chef master Chris Cosentino.

X-Men #3 (Olivier Coipel Regular Cover), $3.99
X-Men #3 (Kris Anka Artist Variant Cover), 1:50
X-Men Fallen Angels TP, $19.99
X-Men Legacy #14, $2.99

MCFARLAND

Bewitched Again Supernaturally Powerful Women on Television 1996-2011 SC, $40

ONI PRESS

Capote in Kansas HC, $19.99 Wasteland #46, $3.99

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING

Why We Drive The Past Present and Future of Automobiles in America GN, $13.95

PANINI PUBLISHING

Doctor Who Magazine #462, $9.99

PS ARTBOOKS

American Comics Group Collected Works Adventures into the Unknown Volume 2 HC (Slipcase Edition), $64.99
American Comics Group Collected Works Forbidden Worlds Volume 1 HC (Slipcase Edition), $119.99
American Comics Group Collected Works Forbidden Worlds Volume 3 HC, $47.99
American Comics Group Collected Works Skeleton Hand Volume 1 HC (Slipcase Edition), $64.99
Harvey Horrors Collected Works Tomb of Terror Softie Volume 1 TP, $24.99
Roy Thomas Presents The Heap Volume 2 HC (of 3)(Slipcase Edition), $119.99
Roy Thomas Presents The Heap Volume 3 HC (of 3), $47.99

REBELLION

2000 AD Pack June 2013 (1835-1838), $21
ABC Warriors Volgan War Volume 3 GN, $21.99
Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files Volume 20 TP, $32.99
Judge Dredd Fatties GN, $19.99

SANCTUM PRODUCTIONS

Shadow Double Novel Volume 74 SC, $14.95

TITAN PUBLISHING

Lenore Volume II #8 (Cover A Roman Dirge), $3.99
Lenore Volume II #8 (Cover B Roman Dirge), $3.99
Star Trek Magazine #46 (Newsstand Edition), $9.99

TOHAN CORPORATION

Hobby Japan #114 (June 2013), $16.60
Megami May 2013, $16.60
Newtype May 2013, $16

UDON ENTERTAINMENT

Devil Survivor Official Material Collection SC, $39.99
Haruhi-ism Noizi Ito Artworks Volume 1 HC, $39.99
Sonicomi Artbook Super Sonico Picture Album SC, $39.99

UNCIVILIZED BOOKS

Incidents in the Night Volume 1 GN, $19.95
Sammy The Mouse Volume 2 TP, $15

UNIVERSE

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Tales HC (resolicited), $19.95

VERTICAL

Heroman Volume 5 GN, $12.95
Limit Volume 6 GN, $10.95

VIZ MEDIA

Winx Club Volume 8 Magic in the Air GN, $6.99

YEN PRESS

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories TP, $19
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Volume 2 TP, $12

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Universe #5 (Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $5.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Universe #5 (Cover B Mike Capprotti), $5.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Universe #5 (Cover C Jamie Tyndall), $5.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Werewolves The Hunger #3 (of 3)(A Reyes), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Werewolves The Hunger #3 (of 3)(B Cafaro), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Werewolves The Hunger #3 (of 3)(C Mychaels), $3.99

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