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The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 10/17/2012

by Matt Baum (10/17/12).

Cyber Force #1 (Cover E Chris Giarruso)

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 and that means it’s new comic day! TO THE COMIC SHOP! Marvel leads this week’s charge with Marvel Now Point One this week and the final issues of Thor and Uncanny X-Men. Don’t worry, they’ll be back next month under the new Marvel Now banner. There’re also three new horror titles from Dark Horse and the return of Cyberforce!

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, Oct. 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: FOC – Final Order Cut Off date; GN – Graphic Novel; HC – Hardcover; SC – Soft Cover; TP – Trade Paperback; Vol – Volume).

215 INK

Kuzimu Collected Edition TP, $19.99

ABRAMS

Lovecraft Anthology Volume 2 TP, $19.95

AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT

Cavewoman Natural Selection #2 (of 2)(Devon Massey Regular Cover), $3.75. Sold out.

Cavewoman Natural Selection #2 (Of 2)(Devon Massey Special Edition). Limited to 750 copies and comes bagged and boarded with certificate of authenticity.

ANTARCTIC PRESS

Airboy Deadeye #4 (of 5), $3.50
Gold Digger Swimsuit Annual #1, $4.99
How To Draw Alien Babes And Princesses TP, $21.95. Something every artist should understand.

ARCHIE COMICS

Art of Betty and Veronica HC (resolicited), $29.99
Betty and Veronica #262, $2.99
Betty and Veronica Double Digest #206, $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #241 (Greg Horn Variant Cover), $2.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #241 (Tracy Yardley Regular Cover), $2.99
Sonic Universe #45, $2.99

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT

Wulf #6, $2.99

ARSENAL PULP PRESS

Hello Cutie Adventures In Cute Culture SC, $19.95

AVATAR PRESS

Dicks Volume 1 TP, $19.99. This first volume collects the oversized issues #1-4 of Dicks, as well as a very special Dicks-tionary. Not sure what that means, but I guess it’s funny?

Stitched #9 (Fernando Furukawa Regular Cover), $3.99
Stitched #9 (Fernando Furukawa Gore Cover), $3.99
Stitched #9 (Fernando Furukawa Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Stitched #9 (Fernando Furukawa Ancient Evil Retailer Incentive Cover), 1:3

BLACK LIBRARY

Treacheries of the Space Marines MMPB (Warhammer 40K), $8.99

BONGO COMICS

Simpsons Comics #195, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS

Elric The Balance Lost Volume 3 TP, $14.99
Peanuts Volume 2 #3 (of 4)(Cover A Charles Schultz), $3.99
Peanuts Volume 2 #3 (of 4)(Cover B Charles Schultz), AR

BROADSWORD COMICS

Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #76 (Deluxe Edition), $19.99. Limited to 500 copies and comes with a 6 ½-inch by 10-inch black-and-white litho of Tarot titled “Tethered.”

CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT

Lookouts Riddle Volume 1 #2, $3.99

COMIC SHOP NEWS

Comic Shop News #1322. Should always be free.

DARK HORSE COMICS

B.P.R.D. 1948 #1 (of 5)(Dave Johnson Regular Cover), $3.50

B.P.R.D. 1948 #1 (of 5)(Mike Mignola Variant Cover)

B.P.R.D. 1948 #1 (of 5)(Mike Mignola Variant Cover), 1:5. Another in the Year of Monsters series and, like the others, it’s very cool. Watch for a $5 price tag but you might be able to find it for cover price.

Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness #1 (of 4)(Kyle Hotz Regular Cover), $3.50. If you love The Goon, don’t skip this one. Powell’s Billy the Kid mini’s have been a blast. If you don’t love the Goon you might be a jerk.

Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness #1 (of 4)(Eric Powell Variant Cover), $3.50. Sold out.

Ex Sanguine #1 (of 5), $3.99. New mini-series by Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash) about a vampire stalking a serial killer.

Joe Golem and the Drowning City An Illustrated Novel HC (Deluxe Limited-Edition Collection), $99.99
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #3 (of 5), $3.99
Orchid #10, $3.50
Sky The Art of Final Fantasy Hardcover Boxed Set (resolicited), $139.99
Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets #1 (of 5), $2.99

DC COMICS

American Vampire Lord Of Nightmares #5 (of 5), $2.99
Batwoman #13 (J.H. Williams III Regular Cover), $2.99
Batwoman #13 (J.H. Williams III Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25. Now in a wraparound format.

Before Watchmen Minutemen #4 (of 6)(Combo Pack Edition), $4.99
Before Watchmen Minutemen #4 (of 6)(Darwyn Cooke Regular Cover), $3.99

Before Watchmen Minutemen #4 (of 6)(Steve Rude Variant Cover)

Before Watchmen Minutemen #4 (of 6)(Steve Rude Variant Cover), 1:25. I love Steve Rude so much, and this is another amazing Before Watchmen variant that, like the others, probably isn’t going to sell for much more than $10.

Birds of Prey #13, $2.99
Blue Beetle #13, $2.99

Catwoman #13, $2.99. Sold out, probably due to the Death of the Family tie-in.

DC Universe Presents #13, $2.99
Green Lantern Corps The Weaponer TP, $14.99. Collecting GREEN LANTERN CORPS #53-57.
Green Lantern New Guardians #13 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern New Guardians #13 (Ivan Reis Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Green Lantern New Guardians Volume 1 The Ring Bearer HC, $22.99. Collects GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #1-7!

Hellblazer #296, $2.99
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #3 (of 6), $2.99
Justice League #13 (Tony S. Daniel & Richard Friend Regular Cover), $3.99
Justice League #13 (Combo Pack Edition), $4.99

Justice League #13 (Cameron Stewert Variant Cover)

Justice League #13 (Cameron Stewert Variant Cover). Retailers could order this variant based on the lowest-ordered New DCU title with the same FOC. Don’t pay more than cover for this one, even though it’s an amazing variant.

Justice League #13 (Tony S. Daniel Black & White Variant Cover), 1:100
Legion Of Super-Heroes #13, $2.99
Nightwing #13, $2.99
Red Hood and the Outlaws #13, $2.99. Sold out. Not sure why but, there it is.
Saucer Country #8, $2.99
Sgt Rock Archives Volume 4 HC, $59.99
Supergirl #13, $2.99
Supergirl Volume 1 Last Daughter of Krypton TP, $14.99
Sword of Sorcery #1 (Aaron Lopresti Regular Cover), $3.99

Sword of Sorcery #1 (Ryan Sook Variant Cover)

Sword of Sorcery #1 (Ryan Sook Variant Cover), 1:25. These are pre-selling for $15 and, as usual, Sook is in top form here. This could be a tough variant to find, mainly because I don’t think retailers are real excited about the princess of Gem World.

Unwritten Volume 6 Tommy Taylor And The War Of Words TP, $16.99. Collecting THE UNWRITTEN #31-35.5

Wonder Woman #13 (Cliff Chiang Regular Cover), $2.99
Wonder Woman #13 (Cliff Chiang Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Young Justice #21, $2.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

After Earth (One Shot), $3.99. Based on the upcoming Will Smith film about humans who left Earth to start a colony on an alien world.

Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #18 (Tim Bradstreet Regular Cover), $3.99
Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #18 (Tim Bradstreet Risque Variant Cover), 1:25
Green Hornet #29 (Phil Hester Regular Cover), $3.99
Green Hornet #29 (Stephen Sadowski Regular Cover), $3.99
Lone Ranger Snake of Iron #3 (Dennis Calero Regular Cover), $3.99
Lone Ranger Snake of Iron #3 (Dennis Calero Black & White Variant Cover), 1:10
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #2 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #2 (Ardian Syaf Regular Cover), $3.99
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #2 (Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #2 (Stephen Segovia Regular Cover), $3.99
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #2 (Jae Lee Black & White Variant Cover), 1:10
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #2 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover), 1:25
Prophecy #4 (of 7)(Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Prophecy #4 (of 7)(Paul Renaud Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Prophecy #4 (of 7)(Paul Renaud Virgin Variant Cover), 1:59

Shadow Blood and Judgment TP, $19.99. Reprints Howard Chaykin’s 1986 DC Shadow series and it was great stuff. And it’s the THN TPB of the week. Read this one. You won’t regret it.

Thun’da #3 (of 5)(Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #17 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #17 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #17 (Paul Renaud Red Variant Cover), 1:10
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #17 (Fabiano Neves Black & White Variant Cover), 1:20
Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #17 (Risque Variant Cover), 1:35
Witchblade Demon Reborn #3 (of 4)(Dennis Calero Regular Cover), $3.99
Witchblade Demon Reborn #3 (of 4)(Dennis Calero Black & White Variant Cover), 1:10
Witchblade Demon Reborn #3 (of 4)(Jae Lee Variant Cover), 1:10. Ships with main covers.

HERMES PRESS

Gray Morrow’s Orion TP, $39.99

HIGH SPEED PRODUCTIONS

Juxtapoz #142 (November 2012), $5.99

IDW PUBLISHING

Barack Obama The Comic Book Biography HC (New Edition), $4.99
Cape 1969 #4 (of 4)(Cover A Zach Howard), $3.99
Cape 1969 #4 (of 4)(Cover B Nelson Daniel), $3.99
Cape 1969 #4 (of 4)(Cover RI Zach Howard), 1:10
Classic Popeye #3 (Cover A Bud Sagendorf), $3.99
Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms #4 (Cover A Tyler Walpole), $3.99
Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms #4 (Cover B Steve Ellis), $3.99
Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms #4 (Cover RI Lee Ferguson), 1:10
Fishtown HC (New Edition), $9.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #183 (Cover A Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #183 (Cover RI Larry Hama), 1:10
Godzilla Half-Century War #3 (of 5)(Cover A James Stokoe), $3.99
Godzilla Half-Century War #3 (of 5)(Cover RI Brandon Graham), 1:10
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Volume 1 HC (New Edition), $8.99
Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #18 (Cover A Alex Cal), $3.99
Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #18 (Cover RI Robert Atkins), 1:10
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye Volume 2 TP, $19.99

Transformers The IDW Collection Volume 7 HC, $49.99. Collects the Drift four-issue series, Infestation V. 1 TF #1-2, plus Ongoing issues #7-18.

Womanthology Space #2 (Cover A Hanie Mohd), $3.99
Womanthology Space #2 (Cover RI Hanie Mohd), 1:10

Zaucer Of Zilk #1 (of 2)(Cover A Brendan McCarthy), $3.99. I have no idea what to make of this one. Check the preview and you’ll see why.

IMAGE COMICS

Activity #9, $3.50
Bloodstrike Volume 1 Reborn Under A Bad Sign TP, $14.99. Collects BLOODTRIKE #26-30.
Chew #29 (Cover A Rob Guillory), $2.99

Chew #29 (Cover B Chris Giarrusso)

Chew #29 (Cover B Chris Giarrusso), 1:10. This was a “previously unannounced” variant. Image’s words, not mine, and truthfully I have no idea what it means. But it is a nice variant and if it continues to not announce variants, it could be a good way to get retailers to order more than usual. Watch for a $7-$9 price tag.

Cyber Force #1 (Cover A Marc Silvestri). Thanks to a very successful Kickstarter.com campaign, this issue should be free. Retailers had to pay 20¢ a piece for these, much like a Free Comic Book Day issue. Which means they should be free.

Cyber Force #1 (Cover B Marc Silvestri), 1:25
Cyber Force #1 (Cover C Marc Silvestri), 1:50
Cyber Force #1 (Cover D Stjepan Sejic), 1:100

Cyber Force #1 (Cover E Chris Giarruso), 1:1000. You can’t treat any of these like regular variants because the normal issues are so cheap. There’re copies of the 1:1000 being offered for $5 and not selling. Stay away from these unless you can get them for cheap, very cheap.

Darkness #107, $2.99
Glory #29, $3.99
It Girl and the Atomics #3, $2.99
Mind The Gap Volume 1 Intimate Strangers TP, $9.99
Mudman Volume 1 TP, $9.99
No Place Like Home #5, $2.99
Not My Bag GN, $12.99
Savage Dragon #182, $3.50
Shinku #5, $2.99
Skullkickers Volume 3 Six Shooter on the Seven Seas TP, $16.99
Walking Dead #100 (3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Walking Dead #103 (Cover A Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn), $2.99

Walking Dead #103 (Cover B Chris Giarruso)

Walking Dead #103 (Cover B Chris Giarruso), $2.99. This was listed as a 1:1000 variant but, suddenly, it’s being printed to order. So, don’t pay more than cover price here and definitely don’t pay $1,000.

KODANSHA COMICS

Kitchen Princess Omnibus Volume 2 TP, $14.99

LERNER PUBLISHING GROUP

Mortensen’s Escapades Volume 1 The Mysterious Manuscript GN, $6.95

LOCUS MAGAZINE

Locus #621 (October 2012), $6.95

MARVEL COMICS

A-Babies Vs. X-Babies #1 (Skottie Young Regular Cover), $2.99
A-Babies Vs. X-Babies #1 (Chris Eliopoulos Variant Cover), $2.99
Avengers Assemble #8, $3.99
Avenging Spider-Man My Friends Can Beat Up Your Friends TP, $19.99. Collects #1-5.
AvX Consequences #2 (of 5)(Ron Garney Regular Cover), $3.99. Sold out.
AvX Consequences #2 (of 5)(Shane Davis Variant Cover), 1:25
Captain Marvel #5 (Terry Dodson Regular Cover), $2.99

Captain Marvel #5 (Joe Quinones Susan G. Komen Variant Cover). Retailers had to exceed their orders of Captain Marvel #2 before they could order all they needed of this variant.

Daredevil #19, $2.99
Dark Avengers #182, $2.99
Dark Tower the Gunslinger the Man in Black #5 (of 5), $3.99
Disney Pixar Cars Magazine #9 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99

Fear Itself Spider-Man TP, $16.99. Collecting FEAR ITSELF: SPIDER-MAN #1-3, FEAR ITSELF: FF and FEAR ITSELF: THE WORTHY.

Gambit #2 (Clay Mann 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Hawkeye #2 (David Aja 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Hawkeye #3, $2.99

Infernal Man-Thing TP, $14.99. Collecting MAN-THING (1974) #12, INFERNAL MAN-THING #1-3 and material from SAVAGE TALES (1971) #1.

Journey Into Mystery Volume 3 The Terrorism Myth TP, $16.99. Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #632-636.

Marvel Firsts Before Marvel Now TP (was ‘Marvel Firsts ReEvolution’), $24.99. Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #500, PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL (2007) #1, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #546, DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR #1, UNCANNY X-FORCE #1, THOR (1966) #604, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #444 and WOLVERINE (2003) #62.

Marvel Now Point One #1 (Adi Granov Regular Cover), $5.99

Marvel Now Point One #1 (Joe Quesada Sketch Variant Cover), 1:150. With this issue’s $5.99 cover price, I wouldn’t expect to see too many of these variants. I haven’t seen any of these selling yet, but can tell you sellers asking $50 aren’t having any luck.

Marvel Now Point One #1 (Joe Quesada Variant Cover), 1:50. Even with a $6 price tag these are still only selling for $20

Marvel Now Point One #1 (Skottie Young Baby Variant Cover)

Marvel Now Point One #1 (Skottie Young Baby Variant Cover). Retailers could order as many of these variants as needed so don’t pay more than cover price here.

Marvel Super Heroes #4 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Marvel Zombies Halloween #1, $3.99. I can’t believe I didn’t see this one coming.
Mighty Thor #21 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $3.99

Mighty Thor #21 (Mike Perkins Susan G. Komen Variant Cover), AR
New Avengers #31, $3.99
PunisherMAX Homeless TP, $15.99
Ultimate Comics Iron Man #1 (of 4)(Frank Stockton Regular Cover), $3.99
Ultimate Comics Iron Man #1 (of 4)(Gabrielle Dell’Otto Variant Cover), AR
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16, $3.99
Uncanny X-Men #20 (Carlos Pacheco Regular Cover)(Final Issue), $3.99.
Uncanny X-Men #20 (Mike Deodato Final Issue Variant Cover)(Final Issue)

Uncanny X-Men #20 (Dave Marquez Susan G. Komen Variant Cover)(Final Issue). Retailers had to exceed their order of Uncanny X-Men #15 before they could order these variants as needed.

Untold Tales of the Punisher MAX #5 (Of 5), $3.99
Venom #26, $2.99
Venom the Savage Six TP, $16.99
X-Factor #245, $2.99
Zombies Christmas Carol TP, $19.99

MOONSTONE

Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders Presents The Misadventures Of Becky And Bob #1, $3.99

MOVIELAND CLASSICS

Famous Monsters of Filmland #264, $9.99

NEWMARKET PRESS

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial from Concept to Classic SC, $24.99

ONI PRESS

Courtney Crumrin #6, $3.99
Mike Norton’s the Curse GN, $14.99
Sixth Gun #26, $3.99

ORCHARD BOOKS

Star Wars A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure HC, $36.99

PANTHEON BOOKS

Charles Burns’ The Hive GN, $21.95

PAPERCUTZ

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Volume 1 Small Volcanoes GN, $6.99
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Volume 1 Small Volcanoes HC, $10.99
Three Stooges Volume 2 Ebenezer Stooge GN, $6.99
Three Stooges Volume 2 Ebenezer Stooge HC, $10.99

PINWHEEL PRESS

Man Of God #3 (of 6), $3.50

REBELLION

Judge Dredd Digest Dark Judges TP, $11
Judge Dredd Megazine #328 (Movie Special), $12.25

RZG COMICS

Phazer #5, $3.99

SANCTUM PRODUCTIONS

Doc Savage Double Novel Volume 62 SC (James Bama Cover), $14.95
Doc Savage Double Novel Volume 62 SC (Regular Cover, $14.95
Shadow Double Novel Volume 65 SC, $14.95

SCREEN POWER PUBLISHING

Scream Magazine #13, $9.50

SLG PUBLISHING

Pinocchio Vampire Slayer Volume 4 of Wood and Blood Part 2 GN, $10.95

SPHEREWERX

Cinefantastique Presents Ultimate Guide to Zombies, $8.99

TH3RD WORLD STUDIOS

Finding Gossamyr #2, $3.99

TIME HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Totally MAD 60 Years of Humor Satire and Stupidity HC, $34.95

TITAN PUBLISHING

Almost Naked Animals Magazine #1, $4.99
Andrew Loomis Creative Illustration HC, $39.95
Feast Unknown SC, $12.95
James Bond Omnibus Volume 4 TP, $19.95
Wizard of Id Daily and Sunday Strips 1972, $19.95

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Harbinger #5 (David Aja Character Design Cover), $3.99
Harbinger #5 (Mico Suayan Regular Cover), $3.99
X-O Manowar #6 (Doug Braithwaite Regular Cover), $3.99
X-O Manowar #6 (Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic Character Design Cover), $3.99

VERTICAL

Limit Volume 1 GN, $10.95

VIZ MEDIA

Belka Why Don’t You Bark HC, $25.99
March Story Volume 4 TP, $12.99
Tenjo Tenge Full Contact Edition 2-In-1 Volume 9 GN, $17.99

WW NORTON

Very Hungry Zombie HC, $14.95

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Alice in Wonderland HC, $24.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Sleepy Hollow #1 (Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Sleepy Hollow #1 (Cover B Matt Triano), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Godstorm #1 (of 5)(Cover A Anthony Spay), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Godstorm #1 (of 5)(Cover B Keu Cha), $2.99

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