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The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 08/14/2013

by Matt Baum (08/14/13).

Infinity #1 (of 6)(Marko Djurdjevic Variant Cover), 1:200, ($50-$60). There should be plenty of the variants out there so keep your price point low.

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 but there’r plenty of blockbuster action at the comic shop this week: Watch for the first chapter in Marvel’s Infinity crossover featuring the return of Thanosl Brian Reed writes Halo for Dark Horse; Zero Year continues for Batman; and Phil Hester takes on the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. See you guys Wednesday.

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, Aug. 14, 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.

SHIPPING WEDNESDAY August 14th:

AC COMICS

Golden Age Greats Spotlight Volume 13 The Centaur Chronicles TP, $34.95

ALTERNA COMICS

FUBAR By The Sword #1 (of 2), $2.99. Based on the best-selling series of zombie novels. This one takes place in medieval times with five stories by Chuck Dixon and others.

ANTARCTIC PRESS

Gob O’ Gobs 4-Pack, $9.99
Gold Digger #202, $3.99
Last Zombie The End #3 (of 5), $3.99
Steampunk Corsairs #1, $3.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

Archie and Friends Double Digest #30, $3.99
Best of Archie Comics Volume 3 TP, $9.99

ASPEN COMICS

Charismagic The Death Princess #3 (Cover A Khary Randolph), $3.99

Charismagic The Death Princess #3 (Cover B Emilio Lopez), $3.99. Fully returnable due to lateness.

Charismagic The Death Princess #3 (Cover C Pop Mhan), 1:10. Retailers that qualify for this cover can order up to tthree more.

BALLISTIC PUBLISHING

Expose Volume 11 SC, $69

BOOM! STUDIOS

Adventure Time Candy Capers #2 (of 6)(Cover A Tina Fabert), $3.99
Adventure Time Candy Capers #2 (of 6)(Cover B Brinson Thieme), $3.99
Adventure Time Candy Capers #2 (of 6)(Cover C Jemma Salume), 1:15
Adventure Time Candy Capers #2 (of 6)(Cover D Scott Maynard), 1:25
Day Men #1 (Brian Stelfreeze 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Deathmatch #8 (Cover A Whilce Portacio), $3.99
Deathmatch #8 (Cover B Reilly Brown), $3.99
Deathmatch #8 (Cover C Jung-Geun Yoon) (Morgue Pre-order variant)
Garfield Pet Force Special #1 (Cover A Gary Barker), $4.99
Grace Randolph’s Supurbia #10 (Cover A Russell Dauterman), $3.99

Herobear and the Kid Inheritance #1 (of 5)(Cover A Mike Kunkel), $3.99. Collecting the original Mike Kunkle Herobear stories.

Herobear and the Kid Inheritance #1 (of 5)(Cover B Mike Kunkel Signed Edition), 1:20
Six-Gun Gorilla #3 (of 6)(Cover A Ramon Perez), $3.99

CAPSTONE PRESS

DC Board Book Superman Fights for Truth SC, $7.99
DC Board Book Superman to the Rescue SC, $7.99
DC Super Heroes The Man of Steel Superman Vs. Mr. Mxyzptlk TP, $5.95

COMIC SHOP NEWS

Comic Shop News #1365, Free

DARK HORSE COMICS

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Volume 6 The Return of the Master TP, $19.99
Breath of Bones A Tale of the Golem #3 (of 3), $3.99
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #24 (Georges Jeanty Variant Cover), $2.99
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #24 (Phil Noto Regular Cover), $2.99
Ex Sanguine TP, $17.99

Halo Initiation #1 (of 3)(John Liberto Regular Cover), $3.99. Written by Brian Reed.

Halo Initiation #1 (of 3)(Terry Dodson Variant Cover), 1:25
Mike Norton’s Battlepug Volume 2 This Savage Bone HC, $14.99

Resident Alien The Suicide Blonde #0, $3.99. New story from the DHP spin-off written by Peter Hogan.

Star Wars #8, $2.99
True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #3 (of 6)(Becky Cloonan Regular Cover), $3.99

True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #3 (of 6)(Gabriel Ba Variant Cover)

True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #3 (of 6)(Gabriel Ba Variant Cover), 1:20, ($8-$10). I don’t love the story so far but these Ba variants have been excellent.

X #4, $2.99

DC COMICS

Astro City #3, $3.99
Batgirl #23, $2.99
Batman #23 (Greg Capullo Regular Cover), $3.99
Batman #23 (Greg Capullo Combo Pack Cover), $4.99

Batman #23 (Gary Frank Variant Cover)

Batman #23 (Gary Frank Variant Cover), 1:25, ($8-$10)
Batman #23 (Greg Capullo Black & White Variant Cover), 1:100
Batman Arkham Unhinged #17 (Chris Mitten Regular Cover), $3.99

Batman Arkham Unhinged #17 (DC Collectibles Photo Variant)

Batman Arkham Unhinged #17 (DC Collectibles Photo Variant), 1:10, ($5-$7). Features a photo of the new DC Direct Batman figure from the new video game.

Batman Li’l Gotham #5, $2.99
Constantine #6, $2.99
Demon Knights #23 (Final Issue), $2.99
Django Unchained #6 (of 7)(Alex Ross Regular Cover), $4.99

Flash Volume 1 Move Forward TP, $16.99. Collecting issues #1-8

Flash Volume 2 Rogues Revolution HC, $24.99. Collecting issues #0, 9-12 and THE FLASH ANNUAL #1

Green Lantern Corps #23 (Bernard Chang Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern Corps #23 (Rags Morales Variant Cover), 1:25

Justice League of America #7 (Doug Mahnke Regular Cover), $3.99. “Trinity War” Chapter 4

Justice League of America #7 (We Can Be Heroes Blank Variant Cover), $3.99

Justice League of America #7 (Doug Mahnke Combo Pack Cover), $4.99. With digital download code.

Justice League of America #7 (Mikal Janin Variant Cover), 1:25
Justice League of America #7 (Doug Mahnke Black & White Variant Cover), 1:100
Katana #7, $2.99
Nightwing #23, $2.99

Nightwing Old Friends New Enemies TP, $14.99. Collects SECRET ORIGINS #13 and ACTION COMICS WEEKLY #613-618 and 627-634.

Right State TP, $16.99
Smallville Season 11 #16, $3.99

Smallville Season 11 Volume 2 Detective TP, $14.99. Collects issues #5-8.

Suicide Squad #23, $2.99
Superboy #23, $2.99
Threshold #8 (Final Issue), $3.99
Worlds’ Finest #15, $2.99

DK PUBLISHING

LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles HC, $18.99

DKE

Travelin’ With Mr. Toast and Friends SC, $10

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Battlestar Galactica #3 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Battlestar Galactica #3 (Chris Eliopoulos Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Battlestar Galactica #3 (Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), 1:25
Damsels Mermaids #4 (of 5)(Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars #5 (of 12)(Jay Anacleto Regular Cover), $3.99
Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars #5 (of 12)(Jay Anacleto Sub Variant), $3.99
Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars #5 (of 12)(Geovani Risque Variant), 1:15
Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars #5 (of 12)(Wagner Reis Risque Variant), 1:25
Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars #5 (of 12)(Ale Garza Risque Variant), 1:35
Garth Ennis’ Red Team #1 (Emerald City Exclusive Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $19.99
Grimm #4 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Grimm #4 (Photo Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja #2 (Jenny Frison Regular Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja #2 (Nicola Scott Variant Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja #2 (Stephanie Buscema Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja #2 (Jenny Frison Black & White Variant Cover), 1:15
Red Sonja #2 (Nicola Scott Red Variant Cover), 1:25
Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #2 (of 5)(Chris Eliopoulos Sub Variant), $3.99
Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #2 (of 5)(Cover A Alex Ross), $3.99
Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #2 (of 5)(Cover B John Cassaday), $3.99
Vampirella Southern Gothic #1 (of 5)(Johnny Desjardins Regular Cover), $3.99

Vampirella Southern Gothic #1 (of 5)(Photo Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99. Written by Eisner-nominated writer of Cow Boy Nate Cosby.

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #39 (Deadshot Black Pawn), $16
DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #40 (Batman White Knight), $16

HERMES PRESS

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #1 (of 4)(Howard Chaykin Regular Cover), $3.99

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #1 (of 4)(Howard Chaykin Variant Cover), $3.99. Both sold out. Buck is back written and drawn by Howard Chaykin.

HUMANOIDS PUBLISHING

Bad Break HC, $29.95
What Is Above HC, $79.95

IDW PUBLISHING

Amelia Cole and the Unknown World TP, $19.99
Doctor Who #12 (Cover A Mark Buckingham), $3.99
Doctor Who #12 (Cover B Photo), $3.99
Doomsday.1 #4 (of 4)(Cover A John Byrne), $3.99
G.I. JOE Special Missions #6 (Cover A Paul Gulacy), $3.99
G.I. JOE Special Missions #6 (Cover B James Biggie), $3.99
G.I. JOE Special Missions #6 (Cover RI Jim Rugg), 1:10
G.I. JOE Volume 1 Homefront TP, $19.99
Half Past Danger #4 (of 6)(Cover A Stephen Mooney), $3.99
Half Past Danger #4 (of 6)(Cover SUB Nick Runge), $3.99
KISS Solo TP, $17.99

Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales Artist’s Edition HC, $95. Sold out. Collecting issues 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of Xenoxoic Tales, the final six chapters.

My Little Pony Cover Gallery #1, $3.99
My Little Pony Digest Volume 1 TP, $6.99
Star Trek #24 (Cover A Tim Bradstreet), $3.99
Star Trek #24 (Cover RI-A Tim Bradstreet), 1:10
Star Trek #24 (Cover RI-B Photo), 1:20
Star Trek 100-Penny Press #1, $1
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover A Andrea Di Vito), $3.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover B Andrea Di Vito), $3.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover C Andrea Di Vito), $3.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover D Andrea Di Vito), $3.99

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover SUB Jerry Ordway), $3.99. Written by Phil Hester, an updated take on the Agents.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover RI Andrea Di Vito), 1:10
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Classics Volume 1 TP, $29.99

Transformers 30th Anniversary Collection HC, $49.99. Collects #1-#4 of the original series.

Transformers Dark Prelude TP, $19.99
Wild Blue Yonder #1 (of 5)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
X-Files Season 10 #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
X-Files Season 10 #3 (Cover A Carlos Valenzuela), $3.99
X-Files Season 10 #3 (Cover B Photo), $3.99

X-Files Season 10 #3 (Cover RI Menton J. Matthews III), 1:25, ($10-$12). When he isn’t drawing cyber-zombies, Menton can sure do a creepy Smoking Man.

X-Files Season 10 #3 (Cover SUB Andrew Currie), $3.99
Zombies vs. Robots Diplomacy SC, $19.99

IMAGE COMICS

Artifacts #25 (London Super Comic Con Exclusive Cover), $10
East of West #4 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
East of West #5, $3.50
Frank Cho Women Drawings and Illustrations Volume 2 TP, $14.99
Ghosted #1 (Sean Phillips 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Ghosted #2, $2.99
Great Pacific #9, $2.99
Invincible Compendium Volume 2 TP, $64.99
Lost Vegas #4 (of 4)(Cover A Janet Lee), $3.50
Lost Vegas #4 (of 4)(Cover B Ron Salas), $3.50
Lost Vegas #4 (of 4)(Cover C Francesco Francavilla), 1:10
Mind the Gap #12 (Cover A Rodin Esquejo), $2.99
Mind the Gap #12 (Cover B Michael Gaydos), $2.99
One Trick Rip-Off Deep-Cuts TP, $19.99
Peter Panzerfaust #13, $3.50
Saga #13, $2.99
Savage Dragon #190, $3.99
Spawn #234 (Cover A Todd McFarlane), $2.99
Spawn #234 (Cover B Todd McFarlane), 1:25
Walking Dead #113, $2.99

KODANSHA COMICS

Wallflower Volume 31 GN, $10.99

LERNER PUBLISHING GROUP

Little Prince Volume 10 The Planet of Trainiacs GN, $7.95

MARVEL COMICS

Alpha Big Time TP, $16.99. Collects #1-#5

Astonishing X-Men #65, $3.99
Avengers Arena #13, $2.99

Avengers Assemble Science Bros. TP, $16.99. Collecting AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #9-13 and ANNUAL #1.

Deadpool #14, $2.99
Dexter #1 (of 5)(Mike Del Mundo 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Disney Girls Presents #16 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Disney Princess Magazine #15 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99

Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom Triumph and Torment TP, $16.99. Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE AND DOCTOR DOOM : TRIUMPH AND TORMENT; DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #57; and material from ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #8, and MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #16 and #43.

Essential Fantastic Four Volume 9 TP, $19.99. Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #184-188 and #190-207, and ANNUAL #12-13.

Fantastic Four #11, $2.99
Fearless Defenders #8, $3.99

Fearless Defenders Volume 1 Doom Maidens TP, $15.99. Collecting FEARLESS DEFENDERS #1-6.

First X-Men TP, $19.99

Infinity #1 (of 6)(Party Variant Cover)

Infinity #1 (of 6)(Skottie Young Variant Cover)

Infinity #1 (of 6)(Adam Kubert Regular Cover), $4.99. Marvel’s next big Cosmic event starts here.

Infinity #1 (of 6)(Blank Variant Cover), ($5)

Infinity #1 (of 6)(Party Variant Cover), ($5-$7). I guess this is Deadpool with a cat mask, right?

Infinity #1 (of 6)(In-Hyuk Lee Generals Variant Cover)

Infinity #1 (of 6)(Arthur Adams Hero Variant Cover)

Infinity #1 (of 6)(Skottie Young Variant Cover), ($5). Retailers had to exceed their orders of Age of Ultron #2 with this issue and they could order these variants as needed.

Infinity #1 (of 6)(Jerome Opena Design Variant Cover), 1:50, ($8-$10)
Infinity #1 (of 6)(In-Hyuk Lee Generals Variant Cover), 1:75, ($12-$15)
Infinity #1 (of 6)(Arthur Adams Hero Variant Cover), 1:100, ($20-$30)
Infinity #1 (of 6)(Arthur Adams Hero Sketch Variant Cover), 1:150, ($30-$40)

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #17, $2.99Infinity #1 (of 6)(Marko Djurdjevic Variant Cover), 1:200, ($50-$60). There should be plenty of the variants out there so keep your price point low.

Nemesis #1 (Steve McNiven Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $5.00
Scarlet Spider #20, $2.99
Secret Avengers #7, $3.99

Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #2, $3.99. “Sibling Rivalry” part 2, guest-starring Spider-Man.

Thor God of Thunder #11, $3.99

Ultimate Comics X-Men #30, $3.99. “World War X” continues.

Uncanny X-Force #10, $3.99
Uncanny X-Men #10 (Frazer Irving Regular Cover), $3.99

Uncanny X-Men #10 (Neal Adams X-Men 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)

Uncanny X-Men #10 (Neal Adams X-Men 50th Anniversary Variant Cover). Exceed orders for Uncanny X-Men #5 and retailers could order this variant as needed.

Wolverine #8 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $3.99

Wolverine #8 (Matthew Waite 8-Bit Variant Cover)

Wolverine #8 (Leinil Francis Yu Variant Cover)

Wolverine #8 (Matthew Waite 8-Bit Variant Cover), 1:30, ($10-$12). I love all of these 8-bit variants, but this one is just awesome.

Wolverine #8 (Leinil Francis Yu Variant Cover), 1:50, ($15-$20). This is a great variant with a very Yoji Shinkawa (Metal Gear Solid) style.

Wolverine and the X-Men #34, $3.99. “Helfire Saga” concludes.

Wolverine Volume 1 Hunting Season TP, $17.99. Collecting WOLVERINE (2013) #1-6.

X-Force Phalanx Covenant HC (Premiere Edition), $39.99

X-Force Phalanx Covenant HC (Premiere Edition)(Direct Market Variant Edition Volume 107), $39.99 . Collecting X-FACTOR (1986) #106, X-FORCE (1991) #38-43 and EXCALIBUR (1988) #82.

MCFARLAND

XXX Filmography 1968-1988 SC, $75

NEW PARADIGM STUDIOS

Watson and Holmes #2 (Cover A Rick Leonardi & Ryan Wardlow), $2.99

Watson and Holmes #2 (Cover B Rick Leonardi & Brandon Perlow), $2.99. Sold out.

Watson and Holmes #2 (Cover C Ken Lashley), 1:5

PEAK BOOKS

Art Of Bob Peak HC, $79

RHINE ENTERTAINMENT

Girls and Corpses Magazine Summer 2013, $8.95

SANCTUM PRODUCTIONS

Doc Savage The James Bama Commemorative 5-Pack Collection, $49.95

SUBLIME

Blue Morning Volume 2 GN, $12.99
Embracing Love 2-In-1 Volume 1 GN, $16.99

TITAN PUBLISHING

A1 #3 (of 6)(Cover A Weirding Willows), $3.99
A1 #3 (of 6)(Cover B Carpe Diem), $3.99
A1 #3 (of 6)(Cover C Odyssey), $3.99
Chronos Commandos Dawn Patrol #2 (of 5), $3.99
Elysium the Art of the Film HC, $39.95

It Came #1 (of 4), $3.99. Billed as self-aware B Sci-Fi about a giant robot destroying the English country side.

TOHAN CORPORATION

Hobby Japan #115 (July 2013), $16.60

TOMART PUBLICATIONS

Tomarts Action Figure Digest #201 (resolicited), $5.95

TOON BOOKS

Otto’s Backwards Day HC, $12.95
Patrick Eats His Peas and Other Stories HC, $12.95

UNCIVILIZED BOOKS

Amazing Facts and Beyond HC, $24.95

UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES

SpongeBob Comics #23, $2.99

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Archer and Armstrong #12 (Emanuela Lupacchino Regular Cover), $3.99
Archer and Armstrong #12 (Juan Doe Variant Cover), $3.99
Harbinger #15 (Barry Kitson Regular Cover), $3.99
Harbinger #15 (Khari Evans Variant Cover), 1:20
Harbinger #15 (Rian Hughes Variant Cover), 1:50
Harbinger #15 (Trevor Hairsine Pullbox Variant Cover), $3.99

VERTICAL

Knights of Sidonia Volume 4 GN, $12.95

VIZ MEDIA

Dorohedoro Volume 10 GN, $12.99
Excel Saga Volume 26 TP, $9.99
InuYasha Volume 16 GN (VIZBIG Edition), $17.99
Itsuwaribito Volume 9 GN, $9.99
Magi Volume 1 GN, $9.99
Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-In-1 Edition Volume 4 TP, $19.99
Tiger And Bunny Comic Anthology Volume 1 GN, $12.99

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Demons The Unseen #3 (of 3)(A Abhishek Malsuni), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Demons The Unseen #3 (of 3)(B Mike Lilly), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Demons The Unseen #3 (of 3)(C Joe Pekar), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Jungle Book Volume 2 Last of the Species TP, $15.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #13 (Cover A Franchesco), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #13 (Cover B Abhishek Malsuni), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #13 (Cover C Jimbo Salgado), $2.99



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