The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 01/29/2014

Serenity Leaves on the Wind #1 (of 6)(Dan Dos Santos Cover), $3.50. Writer Zack Whedon returns to Serentiy for a story that takes place after the last movie.

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 (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales numbers and rankings are courtesy of Lists of new comics are courtesy of and 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 freezing cold everywhere. The Polar Vortex is upon us and I can’t think of a better reason to stay inside and read comics. Of course, you will need to get to your local comic shop first. This week, watch for the return of Serenity at Dark Horse, more annuals at DC, more comics with periods and three letters after them at Marvel, the Sequel to the Dredd movie at Rebellion and Lil’ Red Sonja at Dynamite.

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 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.



Fracture Encore Edition (One Shot), $75. Reprints Vol. 1 #1.


Roll Hard GN, $9.99


Archie Double Digest #248, $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog Archives Volume 22 TP, $7.99


All New Executive Assistant Iris #3 (Cover A Pasquale Qualano), $3.99
All New Executive Assistant Iris #3 (Cover B Eric Basaldua), $3.99
All New Executive Assistant Iris #3 (Cover C Eric Basaldua), 1:16, ($6-$7)
All New Fathom #5 (of 8)(Cover A Giupseppe Cafaro), $3.99
All New Fathom #5 (of 8)(Cover B Emilio Laiso), $3.99
Trish Out of Water #4 (Cover A Lori Hanson), $3.99
Trish Out of Water #4 (Cover B Siya Oum), $3.99
Trish Out of Water #4 (Cover C Jenevieve Broomall), $3.99
Trish Out of Water #4 (Cover D Elizabeth Torque), $3.99


Hi-Fructose Magazine Quarterly #30, $7.95


Crossed Badlands #33 (Matt Martin Blazing Hot 4 Cover Set), $39.99
Crossed Badlands #46 (Rafa Ortiz Regular Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #46 (Rafa Ortiz Torture Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #46 (Rafa Ortiz Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #46 (Rafa Ortiz Red Crossed Incentive), 1:3 ($4-$5)
Uber #9 (Caanan White Regular Cover), $3.99
Uber #9 (Caanan White Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Uber #9 (Michael Dipascale Propaganda Poster Cover), $3.99
Uber #9 (Caanan White Blitzkrieg Incentive Cover), 1:3 ($5-$6)


Critter #18 (Cover A Fico Ossio), $3.50
Critter #18 (Cover B Jenevieve Broomall), $3.50
Ursa Minor #3 (Cover A Ian Snyder), $3.50

Ursa Minor #3 (Cover B Nei Ruffino), $3.50. Fewer than 10 copies left of both covers combined.


Warhammer Master of Death SC, $14
Warhammer Neferata SC, $14


Simpsons Illustrated #9, $3.99


Adventure Time 2014 Special #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Art Baltazar), $4.99

Adventure Time 2014 Special #1 (One Shot)(Cover C Luke Pearson), 1:15, ($7-$8). Sold out.

Adventure Time 2014 Special #1 (One Shot)(Cover B Theresa Zysk), 1:25, ($10-$12). Sold out.

Adventure Time Volume 1 Playing with Fire GN (Stephanie Gonzaga SDCC Variant Cover), $19.99
Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual #1 (Cover A Ryan Pequin), $4.99

Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual #1 (Cover B Carrie Hankins), 1:15, ($5-$6). Sold out.

Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual #1 (Cover C Jennifer Jeong), 1:25, ($5-$6). Sold out.

Garfield #17 (Natasha Allegri Baltimore Comic Con Variant Cover), $9.99
Siegfried Volume 2 The Valkyrie HC (Archaia)(resolicited), $24.95
Sons of Anarchy #1 (of 6)(Gabriel Hardman NYCC Variant Cover), $9.99


Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #84, $2.95


Cereal Geek Magazine #9, $17
Cereal Geek Magazine #10, $17


Comic Shop News #1389, Free


Final Plague #4 (of 5), $2.99


Conan and the People of the Black Circle #4 (of 4), $3.50

Furious #1 (of 5), $3.99. The story of one furious female superhero. Looks super violent and fun.

Gantz Volume 30 TP, $13.99
Never Ending #3 (of 3), $3.99
Serenity Leaves on the Wind #1 (of 6)(Dan Dos Santos Cover), $3.50

Serenity Leaves on the Wind #1 (of 6)(Georges Jeanty Variant), $3.50. Writer Zack Whedon returns to Serentiy for a story that takes place after the last movie.

Sledgehammer 44 Lightning War #3 (of 3), $3.50


Adventures of Superman #9, $3.99
All-Star Western #27, $3.99
Aquaman #27 (Paul Pelletier & Sean Parsons Regular Cover), $2.99
Aquaman #27 (Scribblenauts Unmasked Variant Cover), 1:25, ($6-$8)
Batman and Robin Annual #2, $4.99

Batman Batman and Son TP (New Edition), $19.99. Collecting #655-658, 663-669 and 672-675.

Batman The Dark Knight #27 (Chris Burnham Regular Cover), $2.99
Batman The Dark Knight #27 (Scribblenauts Unmasked Variant), ($7-$9)
Beware The Batman #4, $2.99
Catwoman #27, $2.99
Damian Son of Batman #4 (of 4)(Andy Kubert Regular Cover), $3.99
Damian Son of Batman #4 (of 4)(Dustin Nguyen Variant), 1:25, ($10-$12)
Damian Son of Batman #4 (of 4)(Andy Kubert B&W Variant), 1:100, ($20-$25)
Dead Boy Detectives #2, $2.99
Earth 2 Annual #2, $4.99
Fables #137, $2.99
Flash #27 (Pasqual Ferry Regular Cover), $2.99
Flash #27 (Scribblenauts Unmasked Variant Cover), 1:25, ($6-$9)
Forever Evil A.R.G.U.S. #4 (of 6)(Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund Regular Cover), $2.99
Forever Evil A.R.G.U.S. #4 (of 6)(Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund B&W Variant Cover), 1:25, ($6-$7)
Green Lantern Corps Annual #2, $4.99

Green Lantern New Guardians Volume 2 Beyond Hope TP, $14.99. Collecting NEW GUARDIANS #8-12 and BLUE BEETLE #9.

Green Lantern New Guardians Volume 3 Love and Death HC, $24.99.Collects #0 and 13-20.

Green Team Teen Trillionaires #8 (Final Issue), $2.99
Justice League Dark #27 (Mikel Janin Regular Cover), $3.99
Justice League Dark #27 (Scribblenauts Unmasked Variant), 1:25, ($6-$7)

Justice League Dark Volume 3 The Death of Magic TP, $16.99. Collecting issues #14-19.

Larfleeze #7, $2.99
Red Lanterns #27, $2.99
Smallville Season 11 Special #4, $4.99
Superman #27 (Ken Lashley Regular Cover), $2.99
Superman #27 (Scribblenauts Unmasked Variant), 1:25, ($7-$9)
Talon #15, $2.99
Teen Titans #27 (Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund Regular Cover), $2.99
Teen Titans #27 (Scribblenauts Unmasked Variant Cover), 1:25, ($6-$7)

Unwritten Volume 8 Orpheus in the Underworld TP, $16.99. Collects #42-49.

Worlds’ Finest Annual #1, $4.99


Mercy Sparx #4 (Cover A Matt Merhoff), $3.99
Mercy Sparx #4 (Cover B Agnes Garbowska), $3.99


I Am Abraham Lincoln HC, $12.99
I Am Amelia Earhart HC, $12.99


Game Trade Magazine #168, $3.99
Previews #305 (February 2014), $4.50


Deflower the Boss GN, $12.95


Army of Darkness vs, Hack Slash #5 (of 6)(Cover A Tim Seeley), $3.99
Army of Darkness vs. Hack Slash #5 (of 6)(Cover B Ben Templesmith), $3.99
Army of Darkness vs. Hack Slash #5 (of 6)(Cover C Stefano Caselli), $3.99
Army of Darkness vs. Hack Slash #5 (of 6)(Ken Haeser Sub Variant), $3.99
Art of Ramona Fradon HC, $29.99
Art of Vampirella The Warren Years HC, $39.99
Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars #10 (of 12)(Jay Anacleto Regular Cover), $3.99
Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars
#10 (of 12)(Jay Anacleto Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99

Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars #10 (of 12)(Carlos Rafael Risque Variant), 1:15, ($8-$10). These nudy variants continue to sell well.

L’il Sonja #1 (One Shot)(Art Baltazar Regular Cover), $3.99

L’il Sonja #1 (One Shot)(Agnes Garbowska Subscription Variant), $3.99. Fewer than 15 copies left.

Red Sonja She-Devil with a Sword Volume 13 The Long March Home TP, $29.99
Shadow Year One #7 (of 10)(Cover A Matt Wagner), $3.99
Shadow Year One #7 (of 10)(Cover B Alex Ross), $3.99
Shadow Year One #7 (of 10)(Cover C Chris Samnee), $3.99
Shadow Year One #7 (of 10)(Cover D Howard Chaykin), $3.99
Shadow Year One #7 (of 10)(Wilfredo Torres Subscription Variant), $3.99
Shadow Year One #7 (of 10)(Blank Authentix Variant Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #32 (Mel Rubi Red Risque Variant)(DF), $19.99
Warlord of Mars #33 (Jay Jusko Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #33 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #33 (Carlos Rafael Risque Variant), 1:15, ($8-$10)


Prince Valiant Volume 8 1951-1952 HC, $35


Day of the Magicians GN, $29.95


G.I. JOE The Complete Collection Volume 2 HC (Red Label Edt), $100. Sold out, limited to 250 copies.

Ghostbusters #12 (Cover A Dan Schoening), $3.99
Ghostbusters #12 (Cover B Ricardo Sanchez Arreola), $3.99
Godzilla Rulers of Earth #8 (Cover A Matt Frank), $3.99
Godzilla Rulers of Earth #8 (Cover RI Jeff Zornow), 1:10, ($5-$6)
Half Past Danger HC, $29.99
John Romita’s Amazing Spider-Man Volume 2 Artist’s Edition HC, $95
Library of American Comics Essentials Volume 4 Alley Oop 1939 HC, $24.99
Mr. Peabody and Sherman #4 (of 4)(Cover A Matt Kaufenberg), $3.99
Mr. Peabody and Sherman #4 (of 4)(Cover SUB Movie Key Art), $3.99
Mr. Peabody and Sherman TP, $17.99
Other Dead #5 (of 6)(Cover A Sam Shearon), $3.99
Other Dead #5 (of 6)(Cover SUB Kevin Eastman), $3.99
Other Dead #5 (of 6)(Cover RI Shane Pierce), 1:10, ($7-$8)
Star Trek #29 (Cover A Cat Staggs), $3.99
Star Trek #29 (Cover SUB Photo), $3.99
Superman Golden Age Sundays 1943-1946 HC, $49.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #30 (Cover A Ross Campbell), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #30 (Cover B Kevin Eastman), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #30 (Cover RI Andy Belanger), 1:10, ($6-$7)
Transformers Regeneration One #98 (Cover A Andrew Wildman), $3.99
Transformers Regeneration One #98 (Cover B Guido Guidi), $3.99
Transformers Regeneration One #98 (Cover RI Geoff Senior), 1:10, ($6-$8)

Transformers The IDW Collection Volume 3 HC (Red Label Edition), $100. Limited to 275 copies and sold out.


Black Science #2 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50

Black Science #3, $3.50. Sold out.

Bounce #9, $2.99
Clone #14, $2.99
Cyber Force #8, $2.99

Darkness Rebirth Volume 3 TP, $17.99. Collects THE DARKNESS #112-116.

East of West #9, $3.50
Five Weapons #6 (Cover A Jimmie Robinson), $3.50
Five Weapons #6 (Cover B Rob Guillory), $3.50
Invincible #108, $2.99
Perhapanauts Volume 3 TP, $17.99

Revival #17, $2.99. Sold out.

Saga #18, $2.99

Saviors #2, $2.99. Sold out.

Super Dinosaur #21, $2.99
Thief of Thieves #19, $2.99
Witchblade #172, $2.99


Hartlepool Monkey HC, $20.99


Attack on Titan Volume 11 GN, $10.99
Tokyo Mew Mew A La Mode Omnibus GN, $14.99


Star Wars Maul Lockdown HC, $27


Amazing Spider-Man The Movie Adaptation #1 (of 2), $2.99

Avengers Assemble #23.INH, $3.99. Sold out.

Cable and X-Force Volume 3 This Won’t End Well TP, $16.99. Collecting CABLE AND X-FORCE #10-14.

Cataclysm The Ultimates’ Last Stand #4 (of 5)(Mark Bagley Regular Cover), $3.99

Cataclysm The Ultimates’ Last Stand #4 (of 5)(Salvador Larroca Variant)

Cataclysm The Ultimates’ Last Stand #4 (of 5)(Salvador Larroca Variant), 1:50, ($15-$20)

Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW (Sara Pichelli Regular Cover), $3.99. “Trial of Jean Grey” tie-in.

Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW (Blank Variant Cover), ($5). Retailers had to exceed their orders of Guardians #8 with this issue before they could order the blank variant as needed.

Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW (Chris Samnee Animal Variant), 1:25, ($6-$10).

Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW (Dale Keown Variant)

Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW (Dale Keown Variant), 1:50, ($15-$17)
Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW (Dale Keown Sketch Variant), 1:100, ($25-$30)

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Angela HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99. Collects #4-#8.

Inhumanity #1 (Juan Doe 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Inhumanity #2 (was ‘Inhumanity Medusa’), $3.99
Marvel Masterworks The X-Men Volume 6 TP, $24.99
Marvel Masterworks The X-Men Volume 6 TP (Direct Market Variant Edt) Volume 61), $24.99
Marvel Previews #126 (February 2014 For Products On-Sale April 2014), $1.25
Marvel Universe Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. #4 (of 4), $2.99
Miracleman #2 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $4.99

Miracleman #2 (Mike McKone Variant Cover)

Miracleman #2 (Mike Perkins Variant Cover)

Miracleman #2 (Arthur Adams Variant Cover)

Miracleman #2 (Mike McKone Variant Cover), 1:50, ($12-$15)
Miracleman #2 (Mike Perkins Variant Cover), 1:50, ($12-$15)
Miracleman #2 (Arthur Adams Variant Cover), 1:75, ($20-$25)
Miracleman #2 (Alan Davis Sketch Variant Cover), 1:100, ($30-$35)
Night of the Living Deadpool #2 (of 4), $3.99
Revolutionary War Knights of Pendragon #1 (Mark Brooks Cover), $3.99
Revolutionary War Knights of Pendragon #1 (Neil Edwards Variant), 1:25, ($6-$8)
Superior Carnage TP, $17.99
Superior Spider-Man #26, $3.99
Thor God of Thunder #18, $3.99
Thunderbolts #21 (Julian Totino Tedesco Regular Cover), $2.99
Thunderbolts #21 (Mike Perkins Variant Cover), 1:75, ($25-$30)

Thunderbolts Volume 3 Infinity TP, $15.99. Collects #13-#18.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man By Brian Michael Bendis Volume 5 HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99. Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #23-28.

Uncanny Avengers #16, $3.99

Uncanny X-Force #17, $3.99. Sold out. “Vendetta” part 5.

Warlock By Jim Starlin The Complete Collection TP, $34.99
X-Men Legacy #23, $2.99


Lost at Sea HC, $24.99


Doctor Who Special #36, $13.99


Ninjago Volume 9 SC, $6.99


Barbie Annual 2014 HC, $12.99


Pokemon Adventures Diamond and Pearl Platinum Volume 10 GN, $9.99


DC Batman Team of Heroes Wall Clings SC (not verified by Diamond), $9.99


Dredd Underbelly Movie Sequel (One Shot), $3.99. Sold out.


Peep-Machine Pin-Ups 1940s-1950s Mutoscope Art HC, $29.95


Famous Robots and Cyborgs SC, $14.95


Blue Morning Volume 4 GN, $12.99


WWE #2, $3.99


Accident Man HC, $29.99
Garth Ennis Presents Battle Classics HC (resolicited), $29.95
Snowpiercer Volume 1 The Escape HC, $19.99


Assassin’s Creed Brahman GN, $19.95
Assassin’s Creed The Encyclopedia HC (3nd Edition), $49.95


Monster Hunter Illustrations Volume 2 SC, $49.99


Eternal Warrior #5 (David Mack Variant Cover)

Eternal Warrior #5 (David Mack Variant Cover), 1:50, ($20-$25)


Bleach Volume 59 TP, $9.99
Bokurano Ours Volume 10 GN, $12.99
Deadman Wonderland Volume 1 TP, $9.99
Devil And Her Love Song Volume 13 GN, $9.99
Dragon Ball Full Color Volume 1 Saiyan Arc GN, $19.99
Gangsta Volume 1 TP, $12.99
Hayate The Combat Butler Volume 23 TP, $9.99
High School Debut 3-In-1 Edition Volume 1 TP, $14.99
InuYasha VIZBIG Edition Volume 18 GN, $19.99
Magi The Labyrinth of Magic Volume 4 GN, $9.99
Nura Rise of the Yokai Clan Volume 19 GN, $9.99
One Piece 3-In-1 Edition Volume 8 TP, $14.99
Sakura Hime The Legend of Princess Sakura Volume 12 GN, $9.99
Toriko Volume 20 GN, $9.99
Voice Over Seiyu Academy Volume 3 GN, $9.99


Black Butler Volume 16 TP, $13
Book Girl Volume 8 Book Girl and the Scribe Who Faced God Novel Part 2 SC, $11.99
Durarara Saika Volume 3 TP, $13
Goong Omnibus Volume 14 The Royal Palace GN, $25
Higurashi When They Cry Volume 24 Festival Accompanying Arc Part 3 GN, $18.99
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Volume 2 GN, $12
Omamori Himari Volume 11 GN, $13
Soul Eater Volume 18 TP, $13
Triage X Volume 5 GN, $14
Umineko When They Cry Volume 5 Banquet of the Golden Witch Part 1 TP, $22


B.A.R. Maid #2 (of 5)(Cover A Billy Tucci), $3.50
B.A.R. Maid #2 (of 5)(Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $3.50
B.A.R. Maid #2 (of 5)(Cover C Franchesco), $3.50
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #2 (of 5)(Cover A Giuseppe Cafaro), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #2 (of 5)(Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #2 (of 5)(Cover C Talent Caldwell), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #2 (of 5)(Cover D Ale Garza), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #93 (Cover A Alfredo Reyes), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #93 (Cover B Renato Rei), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #93 (Cover C Franchesco), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales from Oz #1 (of 5)(Tin Man)(Cover A Richard Ortiz), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales from Oz #1 (of 5)(Tin Man)(Cover B Anthony Spa), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales from Oz #1 (of 5)(Tin Man)(Cover C Ale Garza), $2.99
Hit List #4 (of 5)(Cover A Mike Krome), $2.99
Hit List #4 (of 5)(Cover B Drew Johnson), $2.99
Hit List #4 (of 5)(Cover C Vincenzo Cucca), $2.99
Hit List #4 (of 5)(Cover D Stjepan Sejic), $2.99

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