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The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 12/26/2013

by Matt Baum (12/26/13).

Avengers #24.NOW (Midtown Variant) $10

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

Due to the holiday, it’s a pretty light week. But don’t fret; there’re still plenty hitting the shelves for Christmas! Just remember, chances are your comic shop is closed this Wednesday, so be sure to return all the socks and sweaters you opened and then go get your comics on Thursday. Hope you all have a rockin’-good holiday!

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, Dec. 26, including variant ratios, previews (click on the links), 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. The prices in parenthesizes after variant listings (i.e. $10-$15), are my suggested price points, based on ordering ratio and popularity, that you should look for if buying. 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 format and remember to click on the links for previews. 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, DEC. 26:

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Deceivers #1 (of 6)(Cover A Stephane Roux)

Deceivers #1 (of 6)(Cover A Stephane Roux), $3.99. Writer Stephen Grant (2 Guns) and artist Stephane Roux spin a globe-trotting-espionage-caper about two Robin-Hood-style conmen posing as oil barons in Europe.

Deceivers #1 (of 6)(Cover B Steven Grant Signed Edition), 1:15, ($8-$10). Comes signed by Steven Grant.

Fairy Quest Volume 1 Outlaws TP, $14.99

COMIC SHOP NEWS

Comic Shop News #1384, Free

DARK HORSE COMICS

Conan Volume 14 The Death TP, $19.99. Collects Conan the Barbarian (2012) #7-#12.

Star Wars Omnibus Knights of the Old Republic Volume 2 TP, $24.99

DC COMICS

Forever Evil #4 (of 7)(David Finch & Richard Friend Regular Cover), $3.99

Forever Evil #4 (of 7)(David Finch & Richard Friend Combo Pack Cover), $4.99. With digital download code.

Forever Evil #4 (of 7)(Finch & Friend B&W Variant), 1:200, ($40-$50)
Forever Evil #4 (of 7)(Ethan Van Sciver Villain A Variant), 1:25
Forever Evil #4 (of 7)(Ethan Van Sciver Villain B Variant), 1:25

Forever Evil #4 (of 7)(Ethan Van Sciver Villain C Variant), 1:25. You should be able to find all these 1:25 variants for $10 or less.

Justice League #26 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Regular Cover), $3.99. “Forever Evil” tie-in.

Justice League #26 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Combo Pack Cover), $4.99. With digital download code.

Justice League #26 (Aaron Kuder Variant Cover)

Justice League #26 (Aaron Kuder Variant Cover), 1:25, ($8-$10)
Justice League #26 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado B&W Variant), 1:100, ($20-$25)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Robotech Voltron #1 (of 5)(Tommy Yune Regular Cover), $3.99. Attention old-school anime fans. This one looks like fun.

IDW PUBLISHING

Doctor Who Special 2013 #1 (Cover A Jimmy Broxton), $7.99. Celebrating 50-years of Doc Who, this one is set in reality where the Doctor has to deal with being a fictional character.

Doctor Who Special 2013 #1 (Cover RI Mark Buckingham)

Doctor Who Special 2013 #1 (Cover RI Mark Buckingham), 1:10, ($8-$10)

IMAGE COMICS

Saviors #1, $2.99. New series from writer James Robinson with art by J Bone about an alien invasion set on world domination.

MARVEL COMICS

Avengers #24.NOW (Esad Ribic Regular Cover), $3.99. “Rogue Planet” part 1.

Avengers #24.NOW (Agustin Alessio Variant Cover)

Avengers #24.NOW (David Petersen Meow Animal Variant Cover)

Avengers #24.NOW (Agustin Alessio Variant Cover), 1:75, ($25-$30)
Avengers #24.NOW (Blank Variant Cover), ($3.99)
Avengers #24.NOW (Daniel Acuna Mega Foldout Variant Cover) ($10-$12)
Avengers #24.NOW (David Petersen Meow Animal Variant Cover) ($5-$7)

Avengers #24.NOW (Carlo Barberi Deadpool Variant Cover)

Avengers #24.NOW (Carlo Barberi Deadpool Variant Cover), ($5-$7). Retailers had to exceed their orders of Avengers #17 by 200 percent before they could order these variants as needed.

Avengers #24.NOW (Midtown Variant) $10
Avengers #24.NOW (Simone Bianchi Variant Cover), 1:50
Avengers #24.NOW (Simone Bianchi Sketch Variant Cover), 1:100
Avengers #24.NOW (Arthur Adams X-Men Covers Avengers Variant Cover)
Avengers #24.NOW (Carlo Barberi X-Men Covers Avengers Variant)
Avengers #24.NOW (Daniel Acuna Avengers Covers X-Men Variant)
Avengers #24.NOW (John Tyler Christopher Avengers Covers X-Men Variant)
Avengers #24.NOW (Kris Anka X-Men Covers Avengers Variant)
Avengers #24.NOW (Lee Garbett Avengers Covers X-Men Variant)
Avengers #24.NOW (Michael Allred X-Men Covers Avengers Variant)
Avengers #24.NOW (Mike Deodata Avengers Covers X-Men Variant)
Avengers #24.NOW (Tom Scioli X-Men Covers Avengers Variant)

Avengers #24.NOW (Walter Simonson Avengers Covers X-Men)

Avengers #24.NOW (Walter Simonson Avengers Covers X-Men). These were available as pre-order sets for $19.95 with no limit. Sets are pre-selling for $20.

Origin II #1 (of 5)(Adam Kubert Regular Cover), $4.99. The origin of Wolvie continues.

Origin II #1 (of 5)(Blank Variant Cover),

Origin II #1 (of 5)(Adam Kubert Deadpool Variant Cover)

Origin II #1 (of 5)(Skottie Young Variant Cover)

Origin II #1 (of 5)(Salvador Larroca Variant Cover)

Origin II #1 (of 5)(Skottie Young Variant Cover). Retailers had to exceed 150% of their orders of All New X-Men #16 and they could order these variants as needed.

Origin II #1 (of 5)(Salvador Larroca Variant Cover), 1:50, ($12-$15)
Origin II #1 (of 5)(Adam Kubert Sketch Variant Cover), 1:100, ($20-$25)


Matt Baum is WorthPoint’s comic book Worthologist. If you have any questions about these books or anything else in the comic book world feel free to contact Matt or post your question below in the Comic Book Forum in the WorthPoint Forums, located in the Community tab. You can also reply to this article in the “leave a reply box below. If you need more comic-nerd in your life, you can follow Matt on Twitter, where he’s always screaming about something nerd-related. Thanks to all Matt’s new followers. And keep the comments coming!

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