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The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 12/19/2012

by Matt Baum (12/19/12).

Executive Assistant Assassins #6 (Cover C Elizabeth Torque)

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

With a major snow storm moving across the entire west of the Untied States, it looks as like we’ll all have some time to read a pile of comics this week. Which is a good thing, because there’s a bunch of great stuff coming. Get ready for a new Executive Assistant story at Aspen, more Joker antics in the Death of the Family Crossover and Quinten Tarantino making his comic debut at DC, the return of Joe Palooka (apparently he was a thing at one time?), another tidal wave of Marvel Now titles and the conclusion of the Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who crossover. If you’re already snowed in, put on your snow shoes and I’ll see you at the shop.

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 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).

12-GAUGE COMICS

Country Ass-Whuppin A Tornado Relief Anthology (One Shot)(resolicited), $5.99. This is the best title for a book I’ve heard in a while.

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

Rachel Rising #13, $3.99. You should all be reading Terry Moore’s Rachel Rising. It’s an amazing creator-owned title about a woman that has returned from the dead. Not a zombie story, but more of a mystery and well worth a read.

AC COMICS

Golden Age Greats Spotlight Volume 11 Superheroes And Others From Charlie Brio And Friends SC, $29.95

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

Private Eye (One Shot), $3.99
Princeless Short Stories For Warrior Women #2 (of 2), $3.99

ALTERNATIVE COMICS

Magic Whistle #12, $3.99

ANTARCTIC PRESS

Airboy Deadeye #5 (of 5), $3.50

ARCANA STUDIO

Inventor GN, $18.95

ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT

Cursed Pirate Girl Volume 1 HC, $24.95
Iron Or The War After HC, $24.95 Sharaz-De HC, $29.95

ARCHIE COMICS

Best Of Sonic The Hedgehog Volume 1 TP, $14.99 Betty And Veronica #263, $2.99
Betty And Veronica Double Digest #208, $3.99 Sonic Universe #47, $2.99

ART OF FICTION

Dames In The Atomic Age Volume 1 GN, $8.95

ASPEN COMICS

Broken Pieces #5, $3.50
Executive Assistant Assassins #6 (Cover A Khary Randolph), $3.99
Executive Assistant Assassins #6 (Cover B Pop Mhan), $3.99

Executive Assistant Assassins #6 (Cover C Elizabeth Torque), ($10-$12). Retailers who ordered 16 copies of either cover will receive one free Torque variant and the option of ordering up to three more at $5 each. This is a real sassy variant by Torque, a Spanish freelancer who is relatively new to the comic scene and obviously very talented. Check out this blog for more.

Executive Assistant Iris Volume 3 #1 (Cover A Alex Lei), $3.99. New storyline “Executive Extinction” begins.

Executive Assistant Iris Volume 3 #1 (Cover C Elizabeth Torque)

Executive Assistant Iris Volume 3 #1 (Cover B Pop Mhan), $3.99
Executive Assistant Iris Volume 3 #1 (Cover C Elizabeth Torque). ($10-$12). Same rules as the other Torque variant and again, this is a great-looking cover
Idolized #4 (Cover A Oliver Nome), $3.99
Idolized #4 (Cover B Rachel Clark), $3.99

Idolized #4 (Cover C Rachel Clark Photo Variant)

Idolized #4 (Cover C Rachel Clark Photo Variant), ($10-$12). Retailers who ordered 14 copies of either cover will receive one free photo variant and have the option to order up to three more at $5 each. And, like all photo variants, it’s kind of silly looking.

AVATAR PRESS

Crossed Badlands #11 (Gianluca Paligrini Mean-Spirited Cover), $5.99. Labeling a Crossed cover as “Mean-Spirited” seems like an oxymoron, seeing as they’re all hyper-gory and arguably mean-spirited. But I guess it’s another creative way for Avatar to issue a seemingly limited reprint (limited to 850 copies) posing as a variant. Click here for the predictably ridiculous and gory cover (might not be safe for work if you’re, say, a preacher or school teacher).

Crossed Badlands #17 (Raulo Caceres Auxiliary Cover), $3.99. Limited to 1,000 copies, and like the other “Auxiliary” covers, it’s really just a reprint.

BIG DOG INK

Critter #7 (Fico Ossio Cover), $3.50
Critter #7 (Jenevieve Broomall Cover), $3.50. Ships with 50/50 ratio.
Joan of Arc from the Ashes #2 (J. B. Neto Cover), $3.50
Joan of Arc from the Ashes #2 (Jenevieve Broomall Cover), $3.50
Slipstream Special (One Shot), $3.50

BLACK LIBRARY

Time Legends Volume 3 Rise of Nagash Omnibus SC (Warhammer), $22.50

BONGO COMICS

Simpsons Comics #197, $2.99

BOOM! STUDIOS

Adventure Time #11 (Cover A Chris Houghton), $3.99
Adventure Time #11 (Cover B Tom Waga), $3.99./ Solicited as a perfect jumping on point.
Adventure Time #11 (Cover C Kevin Wada), 1:15, ($8-$10)

Adventure Time #11 (Cover C Kevin Wada)

Adventure Time #11 (Cover D Paul Pope)

Adventure Time #11 (Cover D Paul Pope), 1:20, ($10-$12). Two more awesome variants here, including one by super star Paul Pope. Watch for these to go fast.

Bravest Warriors #3 (of 6)(Cover A Tyson Hesse), $3.99

Bravest Warriors #3 (of 6)(Cover B Aaron Renier)

Bravest Warriors #3 (of 6)(Cover B Aaron Renier), $3.99, 1:10. Ships with regular cover. Not all shops catch these as variants because they ship with the main covers, so you might be able to snag this one for cover price.

Bravest Warriors #3 (of 6)(Cover C John Martz), 1:15
Bravest Warriors #3 (of 6)(Cover D Phil McAndrew), 1:20
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser The Road Below #3 (of 4)(Cover A Tim Bradstreet), $3.99
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser The Road Below #3 (of 4)(Cover B Nick Percival), $3.99
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser The Road Below #3 (of 4)(Cover C Retro Outlaw Studios), 1:15
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser The Road Below #3 (of 4)(Cover D Tim Bradstreet), 1:25
Freelancers #2 (Cover A Felipe Smith), $3.99
Freelancers #2 (Cover B Khary Randolph), $3.99
Freelancers #2 (Cover C Ibraim Roberson), 1:15
Freelancers #2 (Cover D Fan Yang), 1:25

Freelancers #2 (Cover E Stephanie Roux, CGC 9.8)

Freelancers #2 (Cover E Stephanie Roux, CGC 9.8), 1:35, ($15-$20). This has to be the lowest ratio I’ve seen on a Boom CGC variant yet. I wouldn’t expect to see these this week.

BOUNDLESS COMICS

Lady Death #20 (Michael Dipascale Lava Leopard Cover), $9.99. Limited to 850 copies and, like the Avatar “Auxiliary” covers this is really just a limited and overpriced reprint.

Lady Death #21 (Juan Jose Ryp Auxiliary Cover), $3.99. Limited to 1250 copies.
Lady Death #21 (Juan Jose Ryp Little Red Dead Cover), $9.99. Limited to 850 copies and, again, overpriced.

COMIC SHOP NEWS

Comic Shop News #1331, AR
Comic Shop News #1332, AR

DARK HORSE COMICS

Angel and Faith #17 (Rebekah Isaacs Variant Cover), $2.99
Angel and Faith #17 (Steve Morris Regular Cover), $2.99
B.P.R.D. 1948 #3 (of 5), $3.50
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #102 (The Return Of The Master Part 5 Of 5), $3.50
Black Beetle Night Shift #0 (One Shot), $2.99. Collects three Dark Horse Presents stories from issues #11–#13.
Dark Horse Presents #19, $7.99
Darksiders II Death’s Door Volume 1 HC, $12.99
Empowered Special #3 (Hell Bent Or Heaven Sent), $3.99
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #5 (of 5), $3.99
Number 13 #1, $3.99
Oh My Goddess Volume 43 TP, $12.99
Orchid Volume 2 TP, $17.99
R.I.P.D. City of the Damned #2 (of 4), $3.50
Rotten Apple (One Shot), $2.99. Collects stories from Dark Horse Presents #2-#5.
Space Family Robinson Archives Volume 5 HC, $49.99. Collects Space Family Robinson #32-#39 and March of Comics #328.
Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Target #3 (of 5), $2.99
Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi The Prisoner of Bogan #2 (of 5), $2.99

DC COMICS

Batgirl #14 (Ed Benes 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Batwoman #15 (J.H. Williams III Regular Cover), $2.99
Batwoman #15 (J.H. Williams III Variant Cover), 1:25
Before Watchmen Moloch #2 (of 2)(Combo Pack Edition) , $4.99. Comes with digital download code.

Before Watchmen Moloch #2 (of 2)(Edward Risso Regular Cover)

Before Watchmen Moloch #2 (of 2)(Edward Risso Regular Cover), $3.99

Before Watchmen Moloch #2 (of 2)(Olly Moss Variant Cover), 1:25, ($5-$8). Olly Moss made a name for himself redesigning movie posters for the Alamo Draft House. His work is amazing and I’m thrilled to see him doing comic covers. More please and soon!

Birds Of Prey #15, $2.99
Blue Beetle #15, $2.99
Catwoman #15, $2.99
DC Universe Presents #15, $2.99

Django Unchained #1 (of 6)(Movie Key Art Regular Cover), $3.99. This is being called a comic adaptation of the film but it’s really more of a director’s cut adaptation featuring content that didn’t make big screen.

Django Unchained #1 (of 6)(Jim Lee Variant Cover)

Django Unchained #1 (of 6)(Jim Lee Variant Cover), 1:25, ($12-$15). This is a very cool Lee variant and I’d expect to see plenty of them, but I’m still guessing they sell fast.

Fables #124, $2.99
Green Lantern #15 (Combo Pack Edition), $3.99. Comes with digital download code.
Green Lantern #15 (Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy Regular Cover), $2.99. Rise of the Third Army tie-in.
Green Lantern #15 (Doug Mahnke Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Green Lantern New Guardians #15 (Aaron Kuder Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Hellblazer #298, $2.99
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #5 (of 6), $2.99

JSA The Liberty Files The Whistling Skull #1 (of 6)(Tony Harris Regular Cover), $2.99 . This mini-series continues the JSA Liberty Files from 10 years back that took place in separate DC continuity. Not the New 52U, but somewhere else. Confusing to say the least, but it’s going to be fun. Huge fun and, with Tony Harris on art, it’ll be beautiful too.

JSA The Liberty Files The Whistling Skull #1 (of 6)(Tony Harris Variant)

JSA The Liberty Files The Whistling Skull #1 (of 6)(Tony Harris Variant), 1:10 ($5-$7). Very cool Harris variant here and you should be able to find it fairly cheap.

Legion of Super-Heroes #15, $2.99
MAD Magazine #519, $5.99
Nightwing #15, $2.99. Death of the Family tie-in.
Red Hood and the Outlaws #15, $2.99. Death of the Family tie-in.
Suicide Squad #14 (Ken Lashley 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Supergirl #15, $2.99. H’El on Earth tie-in.
Sword of Sorcery #3 (Aaron Lopresti Regular Cover), $3.99
Sword of Sorcery #3 (Chris Burnham Variant Cover), 1:25
Unwritten #44, $2.99
Wonder Woman #15 (Cliff Chiang Regular Cover), $2.99
Wonder Woman #15 (Cliff Chiang Variant Cover), 1:25
Young Justice #23, $2.99

DEVIL’S PANTIES

Devil’s Panties Volume 6 GN, $20

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY

Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow HC, $19.95

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Bionic Woman #6 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Dark Shadows #11 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Evil Ernie #3 (Ardian Syaf Regular Cover), $3.99
Evil Ernie #3 (Daniel Brereton Regular Cover), $3.99
Evil Ernie #3 (Kyle Hotz Regular Cover), $3.99
Evil Ernie #3 (Stephen Segovia Regular Cover), $3.99. All four regular covers ship 1:4.
Evil Ernie #3 (Daniel Brereton Virgin Variant Cover), 1:25
Evil Ernie #3 (Adrian Syaf Black & White Variant Cover), 1:35
Green Hornet #32 (Phil Hester Regular Cover), $3.99
Green Hornet #32 (Stephen Sadowski Regular Cover), $3.99
Masks #2 (of 8)(Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Masks #2 (of 8)(Ardian Syaf Regular Cover), $3.99
Masks #2 (of 8)(Howard Chaykin Regular Cover), $3.99
Masks #2 (of 8)(Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99. Regular covers ship in a 1:4 ratio.
Masks #2 (of 8)(Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover), 1:25
Masks #2 (of 8)(Ardian Syaf Black & White Variant Cover), 1:35

Masks #2 (of 8)(Sean Phillips Variant Cover)

Masks #2 (of 8)(Sean Phillips Variant Cover), 1:50, ($25-$30). The price is a little higher here because this is a $4 comic and probably not in high-enough demand for a lot of shops to order the 50 necessary to qualify. But I do dig on Sean Philip’s Green Hornet.

Pantha #5 (Mark Texeira Regular Cover), $3.99
Spider #7 (John Cassaday Regular Cover), $3.99
Spider #7 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99. Ships with regular Cassaday cover in a 1:10 ratio.
Spider #7 (Francesco Francavilla Virgin Variant Cover), 1:15
Vampirella #25 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #25 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #25 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99. Regular covers ship in 1:3 ratio.
Vampirella #25 (Ale Garza Risque Variant Cover), 1:25

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

Delphine HC (not verified by Diamond), $24.99
Nancy Likes Christmas Volume 2 Complete Dailies 1946-1948 TP, $26.99
Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Hardcover Box Set (Volumes 1 & 2), $69.99
Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Volume 2 Bona Fide Balderdash HC, $39.99
Spacehawk TP (by Basil Wolverton), $39.99

FILMFAX

Filmfax #132, $9.95

HACHETTE COLLECTIONS

Adventures of Tintin Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #1 (Tintin White King), $19.99
Adventures of Tintin Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #2 (Captain Haddock White Knight), $19.99
Adventures of Tintin Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #3 (Thompson White Bishop), $19.99
Adventures of Tintin Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #4 (Bianca Castafiore White Queen), $19.99
Adventures of Tintin Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #5 (Sakharine Black Bishop), $19.99
Adventures of Tintin Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #6 (Nestor White Knight), $19.99
Adventures of Tintin Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #7 (Allan Black Knight), $19.99

HERMES PRESS

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 7 HC, $49.99
Phantom The Complete Series The Gold Key Years Volume 2 HC, $49.99

HIGH SPEED PRODUCTIONS

Juxtapoz #144 (January 2013), $5.99

HUMANOIDS PUBLISHING

Alliance of the Curious HC, $29.95
Before the Incal Class Collection HC, $44.95

IDW PUBLISHING

Alan Robert’s Killogy #2 (of 4)(Cover A Alan Robert), $3.99
Alan Robert’s Killogy #2 (of 4)(Cover RI Ben Templesmith), 1:10
Archie Best of Dan DeCarlo Volume 1 TP, $17.99
Classic Popeye #5 (Cover A Bud Sagendorf), $3.99

Joe Palooka #1 (of 6)(Cover A Jace McTier), $3.99. Joe is back, or at least the name is back, in a mini about a MMA fighter on the run from a crime he didn’t commit.

Joe Palooka #1 (of 6)(Cover RI Marat Mychaels), 1:10
Judge Dredd #2 (Cover A Zach Howard), $3.99
Judge Dredd #2 (Cover B Greg Staples), $3.99. Both covers ship in a 1:1 ratio.
Judge Dredd #2 (Cover RI-A Nick Bradshaw), 1:10
Judge Dredd #2 (Cover RI-B Kyle Strahm, hand sketched), 1:50
Judge Dredd The Complete Brian Bolland HC, $49.99
Locke And Key Omega #2 (of 7)(Cover A Gabriel Rodriguez), $3.99
Locke And Key Omega #2 (of 7)(Cover RI Photo), 1:10
Mars Attacks #6 (Cover A John McCrea), $3.99
Mars Attacks #6 (Cover RI Francesco Francavilla), 1:10
Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #20 (Cover A Alex Cal), $3.99
Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #20 (Cover RI Dave Wilkins), 1:10
Sparrow Hardcover Box Set, $49.99
Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular Winter 2012, $7.99
Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #8 (of 8)(Cover A J.K. Woodward), $3.99
Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #8 (of 8)(Cover RI Andrea Di Vito), 1:10
Star Trek The Next Generation Hive #3 (of 4)(Cover A Joe Corroney), $3.99
Star Trek The Next Generation Hive #3 (of 4)(Cover B Photo), $3.99. Main covers ship in a 4:1 ratio.
Star Trek The Next Generation Hive #3 (of 4)(Cover RI David Messina), 1:10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Volume 3 TP, $19.99
Top 100 Fantasy Movies SC, $24.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #12 (Cover A Alex Milne), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #12 (Cover B Nick Roche), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #12 (Cover RI Nick Roche), 1:10
Transfusion #2 (of 3)(Cover A Menton J. Matthews III), $3.99
Transfusion #2 (of 3)(Cover RI Menton J. Matthews III), 1:10
True Blood Volume 1 Where Were You HC, $24.99

IMAGE COMICS

America’s Got Powers #4 (of 6), $2.99
Carbon Grey Volume 2 #2 (of 3)(Cover A Khari Evans & Kinsun Loh), $3.99
Carbon Grey Volume 2 #2 (of 3)(Cover B Hoang Nguyen), $3.99
Chew Volume 6 Space Cakes TP, $14.99. Collects CHEW 26-30 and the SECRET AGENT POYO one-shot.
Comeback #2 (of 5), $3.50
Happy #3 (of 4)(Cover A Darick Robertson), $2.99
Happy #3 (of 4)(Cover B Rian Hughes), $2.99
Haunt #28, $2.99
MacGyver Fugitive Gauntlet #3 (of 5), $3.50
Multiple Warheads From Alphabet To Infinity #3 (of 4), $2.99
Nowhere Men #2, $2.99
Saga #8, $2.99
Super Dinosaur #16, $2.99
Supreme #67, $3.99
Thief of Thieves #11, $2.99
Walking Dead Omnibus Volume 4 HC (Signed & Numbered Edition), $150. Collects THE WALKING DEAD 73-96
Where Is Jake Ellis #2 (of 5), $3.50
Witch Doctor Mal Practice #2 (of 6), $2.99
Witchblade #162 (Cover A John Tyler Christopher), $2.99
Witchblade #162 (Cover B Diego Bernard & Fred Benes), $2.99

KICKSTART COMICS

Nightwatchman GN, $8.99

KODANSHA COMICS

Danza GN, $12.99

LAST GASP

Cannabis Fantasy Cool Coloring Book SC, $9.95. Yep, it’s a coloring book for those of you who smoke marijuana. For medical reasons, of course.

LOCUS MAGAZINE

Locus #623 (December 2012), $6.95

MARRS MEDIA

Rue Morgue Magazine #129, $9.95

MARVEL COMICS

A+X #3 (Chris Bachalo Regular Cover), $3.99
A+X #3 (Billy Tan Variant Cover), 1:20

A+X #3 (Ed McGuinness Variant Cover)

A+X #3 (Ed McGuinness Variant Cover), 1:25, ($10-$12). This is the third part of the McGuinness interconnected variant and it’s just as fun as the others.

A+X #3 (Ed McGuinness Sketch Variant Cover), 1:50
All-New X-Men #4 (Stuart Immonen Regular Cover), $3.99

All-New X-Men #4 (Jimmy Cheung Variant Cover)

All-New X-Men #4 (Jimmy Cheung Variant Cover), 1:50, ($10-$15). I love this series of variants and have not been able to resist buying any of them yet. You can pick these up pretty cheap due to the high orders on this title, so don’t pay too much here.

Amazing Spider-Man #698 (Paolo Rivera 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Astonishing X-Men #57, $3.99
Avengers #2 (Dustin Weaver Regular Cover), $3.99

Avengers #2 (Esad Ribic Variant Cover)

Avengers #2 (Esad Ribic Variant Cover), 1:50, ($15-$20). I love this variant, but, is Hulk flying? Or just making a really graceful jump? Regardless, again look for a low price here due to high orders.

Avengers #2 (John Romita Jr. Variant Cover), 1:50
Avengers Arena #2 (Chris Bachalo Regular Cover), $2.99
Avengers Arena #2 (Mike Oeming Variant Cover), 1:50
Avengers By Brian Michael Bendis Volume 4 HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99 . Collecting AVENGERS (2010) #25-30.
Avengers Mythos TP, $19.99
Cable and X-Force #1 (Joe Quesada Variant Cover), 1:50, ($25-$30)

Cable and X-Force #1 (Joe Quesada Sketch Variant Cover)

Cable and X-Force #1 (Joe Quesada Sketch Variant Cover), 1:100, ($40-$45). I love Joe Q’s art but this doesn’t do much for me. And why is this variant shipping a week after the actual issue? Weird, right?

Cable and X-Force #2 (Salvador Larroca Regular Cover), $3.99
Cable and X-Force #2 (Mark Bagley Variant Cover),
Captain America #2 (John Romita Jr Regular Cover), $3.99
Captain America #2 (Julian Totino Tedesco Variant Cover), AR
Captain America and Black Widow #640 (Last Issue), $2.99
Captain Marvel #8, $2.99
Captain Marvel Volume 1 In Pursuit of Flight TP, $14.99

Castle: A Calm Before The Storm #1 (of 5), $3.99. Mini-series based on the ABC TV show.

Daredevil #21, $2.99
Fantastic Four By Jonathan Hickman Volume 6 HC (Premiere Edition), $29.99. Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #605.1 and #605-611.
FF #2 (Michael Allred Regular Cover), $2.99
FF #2 (Michael Allred Variant Cover), 1:25
FF By Jonathan Hickman Volume 3 TP, $16.99. Collecting FF #12-16.
Gambit #7, $2.99
Halo Fall of Reach Invasion TP, $16.99
Hawkeye #6, $2.99
Incredible Hulk By Jason Aaron Volume 2 HC, $34.99. Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (2011) #7.1 and #8-15.
Indestructible Hulk #2 (Leinil Francis Yu Regular Cover), $3.99

Indestructible Hulk #2 (Mike Deodato Variant Cover)

Indestructible Hulk #2 (Mike Deodato Variant Cover), 1:50, ($20-$25). This is a fun variant featuring Hulk smashing out of the Incredible Hulk #2 (Marvel, 1962). Does that mean the Toad Men make an appearance here?

Invincible Iron Man Volume 11 The Future HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99. Collecting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #521-527.
Invincible Iron Man Volume 9 Demon TP, $16.99. Collecting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #510-515.
Journey Into Mystery #647 (Jeff Dekal Regular Cover), $2.99

Journey Into Mystery #647 (Billy Tan Variant Cover), 1:50, ($30-$40). I love this variant and I haven’t been a big fan of Tan in the past. Expect to pay for this one seeing as most retailers probably aren’t ordering the 50 needed to qualify.

Marvel Masterworks The X-Men Volume 5 TP, $24.99

Marvel Masterworks The X-Men Volume 5 TP (Direct Market Variant Vol 48), $24.99 . Collecting X-Men #132-140, Annual #4 with special bonus features including the original X-Men #137 story where Jean Grey lived “Phoenix: The Untold Story” and the Claremont/Buscema Phoenix classic from Bizarre Adventures #27.

Scarlet Spider #12.1, $2.99
Secret Avengers #35, $3.99
Spider-Man Trouble on the Horizon TP, $16.99. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #678-681 and #679.1.
Thor God of Thunder #3 (Esad Ribic Regular Cover), $3.99. Sold out.

Thor God of Thunder #3 (Daniel Acuna Variant Cover)

Thor God of Thunder #3 (Daniel Acuna Variant Cover), 1:50, ($17-$20). Acuna is killing it on these Thor variants but, like the other Marvel Now variants, there seem to be plenty of these out there. Try and stay under $20.

Thunderbolts #2 (Julian Totino Tedesco Regular Cover), $2.99
Thunderbolts #2 (Billy Tan Variant Cover), 1:50, ($15-$20)
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #18, $3.99
Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #19, $3.99
Uncanny X-Force #35 (Julian Totino Todesco Regular Cover)(Last Issue), $3.99

Uncanny X-Force #35 (Alex Maleev Final Issue Variant Cover)(Last Issue). Retailers had to exceed their orders for X-Force #33 before they could order this variant as needed. This cover is pre-selling for $5 and that seems fair.

Uncanny X-Force #35 (Simone Bianchi Variant Cover)

Uncanny X-Force #35 (Simone Bianchi Variant Cover)(Last Issue), 1:50, ($20-$25). Bianchi is predictably amazing here and I’m guessing these go fast.

Venom #28, $2.99
Wolverine and The X-Men #22, $3.99
Wolverine and The X-Men By Jason Aaron Volume 4 HC (Premiere Edition), $19.99. Collecting WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #14-17.
Wolverine Back In Japan TP, $19.99. Collecting WOLVERINE (1988) #300-304.
X-Factor #249, $2.99
X-Man Dance With The Devil TP, $39.99. Collecting X-MAN #20-29 and ANNUAL ’96, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #420.
X-Men Legacy #3 (Mike Del Mundo Regular Cover), $2.99
X-Men Legacy #3 (Adrian Alphona Variant Cover), 1:50
X-Men Legacy Back To School TP, $16.99. Collecting X-MEN LEGACY #260.1 and #261-265.
X-Treme X-Men #8, $2.99

ONI PRESS

Sixth Gun #27, $3.99 Wasteland #42, $3.99

ORO EDITIONS

Infex HC, $49.95

PANINI PUBLISHING

Doctor Who Magazine #454, $8.99

PAPERCUTZ

Annoying Orange Volume 1 Secret Agent Orange HC, $10.99
Annoying Orange Volume 1 Secret Agent Orange SC, $6.99
Disney Fairies Volume 10 Tinker Bell And The Lucky Rainbow HC, $11.99
Disney Fairies Volume 10 Tinker Bell And The Lucky Rainbow SC, $7.99
Garfield And Co Hardcover Box Set (Volumes 1-4), $29.99

REBELLION

Judge Dredd The Garth Ennis Collection TP, $19.99

SANCTUM PRODUCTIONS

Doc Savage Double Novel Volume 63 SC, $14.95
Phantom Detective Double Novel Volume 1 SC, $14.95
Shadow Double Novel Volume 67 SC, $14.95

TITAN PUBLISHING

Walking Dead The Official Magazine #2 (Newsstand Edition), $9.99

TRANSFUZION PUBLISHING

Rocky Horror Picture Show TP, $17.99

TROUBADOR PUBLISHING

Behind The Sofa Celebrity Memories Of Doctor Who SC, $24.99

UDON ENTERTAINMENT

Art Of Darksiders Volume 2 SC, $39.99
History Of Sonic The Hedgehog Volume 1 HC, $49.99

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Archer and Armstrong #1 (Gold Logo Incentive Cover). Retailers who ordered 100 copies of any October Valiant comics could order one of these. Currently these are selling for $60-$90.

Harbinger #7 (Mico Suayan Regular Cover), $3.99

Harbinger #7 (Emanuela Lupacchino Variant Cover). Retailers who matched their order of Harbinger #4 to #7 could order this variant as needed.

X-O Manowar #8 (Doug Braithwaite Regular Cover), $3.99

X-O Manowar #8 (Trevor Hairsine Variant Cover)

X-O Manowar #8 (Trevor Hairsine Variant Cover), 1:20 ($10-$12). Love Hairsine. Love this variant. Love this title and you should be reading it, too!

VERTICAL

Paradise Kiss Volume 2 TP, $19.95

VIZ MEDIA

Dorohedoro Volume 8 GN, $12.99
Tenjo Tenge Full Contact Edition 2-In-1 Volume 10 GN, $17.99
Vagabond VIZBIG Edition Volume 11 GN, $19.99

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Godstorm #3 (of 5)(Cover A Pasquale Qualano), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Godstorm #3 (of 5)(Cover B Keu Cha), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #80 (Cover A Giuseppe Cafaro), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #80 (Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood #4 (of 5)(Cover A Pasquale Qualano), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood #4 (of 5)(Cover B Jimbo Salgado), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #6 (Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #6 (Cover B Alfredo Reyes), $2.99

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One Response to “The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 12/19/2012”

  1. Eric says:

    What do you think of these DC Combo packs as far as the collector is concerned? If I look at it right they started out at maybe 1:15 but are now like 1:50 based on sales charts. It is basically a limited edition variant, but they are bought as needed and for only a dollar more.

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