The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 05/15/2013

Dream Thief #1 (of 5), $3.99. Writer Jai Nitz tells the story of a thief that steals an Aboriginal mask and gets more than he bargained for.

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

Well, Mother’s Day has come and gone and that means it’s summer time! Some go by Memorial Day weekend, but nerds like me celebrate it at the beginning of Summer Blockbuster Movie season. This weekend I’ll be standing in line for Star Trek and reading my pile of comics. But that’s not until Friday, or late Thursday night if I’m feeling randy. First comes Wednesday and, with it, the aforementioned stack of new comics. This week watch for: a new series from Activity writer Nathan Edmondson at Image; the Regular Show makes its comic debut at Boom; BPRD begins a new story line at Dark Horse; and Captain Marvel might have cancer, really Marvel?

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, May 15, 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 Cut Off date; GN – Graphic Novel; HC – Hardcover; RI – Retailer Incentive; SC – Soft Cover; SUB – Subscription Variant; TP – Trade Paperback; Vol. – Volume.

Storylines: (WAR) – War of the Harbingers; (Wrath) – Wrath of the First Lantern; (Worlds) – When Worlds Collide; (X-TERM) – X-Termination.


Faeryland the Secret World of the Hidden Ones HC, $27.50
Star Wars Storyboards The Prequel Trilogy HC, $40


Bazooka Joe and His Gang HC, $19.95


Army of Frogs A Kulipari Novel HC, $15.95


Miles Away GN, $14.95


Drew Hayes’ Poison Elves #2 (Cover A Darick Robertson), $2.99
Drew Hayes’ Poison Elves #2 (Cover B Osvaldo MonPeller), $2.99
Drew Hayes’ Poison Elves #2 (Cover C Darick Robertson), 1:5


Strange Attractors HC, $19.95


Archie and Friends Double Digest #27, $3.99
Mega Man Volume 5 Rock of Ages TP, $11.99
Sonic Super Digest #3, $3.99
Sonic Universe #52 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $2.99
Sonic Universe #52 (Patrick Spaziante Team Mega Man Variant Cover), $2.99

Sonic Universe #52 (Patrick Spaziante Team Sonic Variant Cover), $2.99. All three covers are sold out. “When Worlds Collide” Part 5, The Mega Man-Sonic crossover, continues to sell well with most parts selling for at least $5.


Soulfire Volume 4 #5 (Cover A Mike DeBalfo), $3.99
Soulfire Volume 4 #5 (Cover B Pop Mhan), $3.99

Soulfire Volume 4 #5 (Cover C Mike DeBalfo), 1:12. Retailers that qualified could order up to 3 variants.


Crossed Wish You Were Here Volume 2 HC, $27.99
Crossed Wish You Were Here Volume 2 TP, $19.99
Night of the Living Dead Aftermath #8 (Matt Martin Gore Cover), $3.99
Night of the Living Dead Aftermath #8 (Matt Martin Regular Cover), $3.99
Night of the Living Dead Aftermath #8 (Matt Martin Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Night of the Living Dead Aftermath #8 (Matt Martin Terror Incentive Cover), 1:3


Warhammer 40K Baneblade SC, $14
Warhammer Gilead’s Blood SC, $14


Bleeding Cool Magazine #4, $4.99


Doctor Muscles Journal One GN, $14.95. Sold out.


Simpsons Comics #202, $2.99


Adventure Time Marceline and the Scream Queens Volume 1 TP, $19.99
Adventure Time Volume 1 Playing With Fire GN, $11.99
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Volume 5 TP, $14.99
Fanboys vs. Zombies #14 (Cover A Dominike Stanton), $3.99
Garfield Volume 2 TP, $13.99

Regular Show #1 (Cover A Nick Edwards), $3.99. Carton Network’s Regular Show makes the jump to comics and if it’s even half as fun as Adventure Time it’ll be worth the price of admission.

Regular Show #1 (Cover B Nathan Fox), $3.99
Regular Show #1 (Cover C Phil McAndrew), $3.99
Regular Show #1 (Cover D John Allison), $3.99
Regular Show #1 (Cover E Brad Butler), $3.99
Regular Show #1 (Cover F Chuck BB), $3.99

Regular Show #1 (Chris Houghton Pre-Order Cover)

Regular Show #1 (Chris Houghton Pre-Order Cover), $3.99. As with all pre-order covers, don’t pay more than cover for this one.

Regular Show #1 (Dustin Nguyen Variant Cover), 1:15


Animation HC, $35


Betelgeuse Volume 1 The Expedition the Survivors TP, $19.95
Blake And Mortimer Volume 11 The Gondwana Shrine GN, $15.95
Lucky Luke Volume 27 Lucky Luke vs. Joss Jamon TP, $11.95
Lucky Luke Volume 28 The Dalton Cousins TP, $11.95
Thorgal Volume 6 City of the Lost Gods and Between Earth and Sun GN, $19.95
Valerian Volume 2 The Empire of a Thousand Planets GN, $11.95
XIII Volume 16 Maximilian’s Gold GN, $11.95


Remind Volume 1 HC, $24.95
Remind Volume 2 HC, $24.95


Comic Shop News #1352, Free


B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #107 (Wasteland Part 1 of 3), $3.50
Conan the Barbarian #16, $3.50
Dragon Resurrection TP, $17.99

Dream Thief #1 (of 5), $3.99. Writer Jai Nitz tells the story of a thief that steals an Aboriginal mask and gets more than he bargained for.

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher #1 (of 2), $3.99. Master horror story teller Richard Corbin continues his Poe series.

Eerie Archives Volume 13 HC, $49.99
Exile To Babylon TP, $14.99
Star Wars Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #2 (of 5), $3.50
To Hell You Ride #4 (of 5), $3.99


Aquaman Volume 1 The Trench TP, $14.99. Collecting AQUAMAN #1-6.

Aquaman Volume 2 The Others HC, $22.99. Collects AQUAMAN #7-13.

Authority Volume 1 HC, $29.99. Collecting THE AUTHORITY #1-12. If you’ve never read this series you’re missing out.

Batgirl #20, $2.99. Featuring a post-relaunch version of the Ventriloquist.

Batman Beyond 10,000 Clowns TP, $16.99. Collects stories from BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #1-13.

Batwoman #20 (J.H. Williams III Regular Cover), $2.99
Batwoman #20 (J.H. Williams III Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Birds of Prey #20, $2.99
Catwoman #20, $2.99
Fables #129, $2.99
Green Lantern The Animated Series #13, $2.99
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #2, $2.99
JSA The Liberty Files The Whistling Skull #6 (of 6), $2.99

Justice League Beyond Konstriction TP, $16.99. Collects stories from BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #1-10.

Justice League of America’s Vibe #4, $2.99
Justice League of America’s Vibe #4 (Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund Black & White Variant), 1:25
Legion of Super-Heroes #20, $2.99
Nightwing #20, $2.99
Red Hood and the Outlaws #20, $2.99
Supergirl #20, $2.99
Sword of Sorcery #8 (Final Issue), $3.99
Wonder Woman #20 (Cliff Chiang Regular Cover), $2.99
Wonder Woman #20 (Cliff Chiang Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25


LEGO Minifigures Character Encyclopedia HC, $18.99


Battlestar Galactica #1 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99. Old-school Galactica is back, this time written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.

Battlestar Galactica #1 (Chris Eliopoulos Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Battlestar Galactica #1 (Alex Ross Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Bionic Man vs. The Bionic Woman #5 (of 5)(Jonathan Lau Regular Cover), $3.99
Bionic Man vs. The Bionic Woman #5 (of 5)(Sean Chen Regular Cover), $3.99
Bionic Man vs. The Bionic Woman #5 (of 5)(Chris Eliopoulos Variant Cover), 1:10
Bionic Man Vs The Bionic Woman #5 (of 5)(Jonathan Lau B&W Variant), 1:25
Bloodtrail TP, $7.99
Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars #3 (of 8)(Jay Anacleto Red Risque), $19.99
Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #27 (Mike Mayhew Regular Cover), $3.99
Green Hornet #36 (Stephen Sadowski Regular Cover), $3.99
Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #20 (Mike Mayhew Regular Cover), $3.99

Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #20 (Edgar Tadeo Variant Cover), 1:10. Ships with regular covers.

Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #20 (Mike Mayhew Virgin Variant Cover), 1:15
Lord of the Jungle #15 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #2 (Jonathan Lau Subcription Variant Cover), $3.99
Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #2 (Paolo Rivera Regular Cover), $3.99
Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #2 (Paolo Rivera Black & White Variant Cover), 1:15
Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #2 (Paolo Rivera Virgin Variant Cover), 1:25
Masks #1 (of 8)(Jae Lee Emerald City Comicon The Spider Exclusive Cover), $3.99
Pathfinder #7 (Carlos Gomez Regular Cover), $3.99
Pathfinder #7 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Pathfinder #7 (Carlos Gomez Black & White Variant Cover), 1:15
Pathfinder #7 (Lucio Parrillo Virgin Variant Cover), 1:25
Pathfinder Volume 1 Dark Waters Rising HC, $29.99
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #9 (Cover A Alex Ross), $3.99
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #9 (Cover B Jonathan Lau), $3.99
Shadow #13 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadow #13 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadow #13 (Paolo Rivera Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadow #13 (Tim Bradstreet Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadow #13 (Blank Authentix Variant Cover), $3.99
Shadow #13 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover), 1:15
Shadow #13 (Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), 1:25

Voltron #12 (Sean Chen Regular Cover), $3.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

Wandering Son Volume 4 HC, $19.99


Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeller Volume 29, $27.99


Big Nate Genius Mode TP, $9.99


Juxtapoz #149 (June 2013), $5.99


Horrorhound #41, $6.99


Crawl To Me HC (Black Label Edition), $200. Sold out.
Doctor Who Prisoners of Time Volume 1 TP, $17.99

Doomsday.1 #1 (of 4)(Cover A John Byrne), $3.99. Written and drawn by John Byrne. The Earth is hit by a massive solar flare and seven astronauts aboard the International Space Station return to see whats left.

Doomsday.1 #1 (of 4)(Cover SUB John Byrne), $3.99
G.I. JOE #1 (Fred Van Lente Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $19.85
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #190 (Cover A S.L. Gallant), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #190 (Cover RI Larry Hama), 1:10
G.I. JOE Special Missions #3 (Cover A Sean Chen), $3.99
G.I. JOE Special Missions #3 (Cover B Paul Gulacy), $3.99
G.I. JOE Special Missions #3 (Cover RI Jim Rugg), 1:10
Iron Sky TP, $17.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #2 (Katie Cook 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #7 (Cover A Stephanie Buscema), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #7 (Cover B Amy Mebberson), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #7 (Cover RI Tony Fleecs), 1:10
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Volume 1 TP, $17.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #20 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Micro-Series #1 (of 4)(Krang)(Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $10
Transformers Fall of Cybertron #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $7.99
Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots TP, $17.99
Transformers Regeneration One #91 (Cover A Andrew Wildman), $3.99
Transformers Regeneration One #91 (Cover B Guido Guidi), $3.99
Transformers Regeneration One #91 (Cover RI Geoff Senior), 1:10


Dream Merchant #1 (Of 6)

Dream Merchant #1 (Of 6), $3.50. Sold out. A double-size issue to kick off a new sci-fi series from Nathan Edmondson (The Activity) and newcomer Konstantin Novosadov. Haunted by recurring dreams, a boy named Winslow is hunted by mysterious beings and protected by an old traveler. Watch this one.

East of West #1 (3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50. First prints are selling for $10 and look to be going up.

Fatale #14, $3.50
Five Ghosts The Haunting of Fabian Gray #2 (of 5)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Hoax Hunters Volume 2 Secrets and Lies TP, $12.99
I Love Trouble #5 (Replacement Copies), $2.99
It Girl and the Atomics #10, $2.99
Legend of Luther Strode #5 (of 6), $3.50
Li’l Depressed Boy Volume 4 TP, $12.99
Morning Glories #26 (Replacement Copies), $1
Non-Humans #4 (of 4), $2.99
Peter Panzerfaust Volume 2 Hooked TP, $14.99
Sex #2 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Spawn Origins Volume 18 TP, $14.99
Think Tank #7, $3.99
Vescell #8, $4.99


Negiho Volume 1 GN, $10.99


Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi HC
Into The Void HC, $27


Rue Morgue Magazine #133 (May 2013), $9.95


Age of Ultron #3 (of 10)(Bryan Hitch 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Age of Ultron #8 (of 10)(Brandon Peterson Regular Cover), $3.99

Age of Ultron #8 (of 10)(Rock-He Kim Ultron Variant Cover),

Age of Ultron #8 (of 10)(Rock-He Kim Ultron Variant Cover), 1:25, ($7-$9). These just keep getting better with each issue. I’d love to see Kim on penciling duties.

Age of Ultron #8 (of 10)(7th Orange Variant Cover), 1:50

Avengers The Enemy Within #1 (Joe Quinones Regular Cover), $2.99. Something is wrong with Captain Marvel’s brain. My guess is cancer. Regardless, writer Kelley Sue DeConnik is doing an amazing job with this character and you should all be reading this. Seriously.

Avengers The Enemy Within #1 (Milo Manara Variant Cover)

Avengers The Enemy Within #1 (Milo Manara Variant Cover), 1:50, ($14-$18). The Manara variants keep coming and they’ve all been amazing. Watch for this one to go fast.

Cable and X-Force #8 (Salvador Larroca Regular Cover), $3.99

Cable and X-Force #8 (Whilce Portacio X-Men 50th Anniversary Variant Cover), ($7-$9). Retailers had to exceed their orders of All New X-Men #6 with this issue before they could order this variant as needed.

Captain Marvel Volume 2 Down TP, $14.99. Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2012) #7-11.

Deadpool Killustrated #3 (of 4)(Michael Del Mundo 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Disney Girls Presents #14 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
FF #7, $2.99
Gambit #12, $2.99

Incredible Hulk Crossroads TP, $39.99. Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #301-313 and ANNUAL #13, and ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #29.

Indestructible Hulk Volume 1 Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99. Collecting INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #1-5. Includes designs, sketches, script, and pencils!

Iron Man #10 (Greg Land Regular Cover), $3.99
Iron Man #10 (Iron Man Movie Variant Cover), 1:25
Marvel Masterworks The Invincible Iron Man Volume 8 HC, $69.99

Marvel Masterworks The Invincible Iron Man Volume 8 HC (Direct Market Variant Edition Volume 194), $69.99. Collecting IRON MAN (1968) #39-53.

New Avengers By Brian Michael Bendis Volume 4 TP, $24.99. Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2010) #24-30.

New Warriors Omnibus Volume 1 HC (Mark Bagley Direct Market Variant Cover), $99.99

New Warriors Omnibus Volume 1 HC (Skottie Young Regular Cover), $99.99. Collecting NEW WARRIORS (1990) #1-26 and ANNUAL #1-2; AVENGERS (1963) #341-342; and material from THOR (1966) #411-412, NEW MUTANTS ANNUAL #7, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #15, X-FACTOR ANNUAL #6, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #26, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #12 and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #8.

Nova #4 (Ed McGuinness Regular Cover), $3.99

Nova #4 (Stephen Platt Variant Cover), 1:50, ($13-$15). I didn’t recognize this as Platt at first glance, but instantly knew this was a great-looking cover.
Superior Spider-Man #1 (Ryan Stegman 4th Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Superior Spider-Man #3 (Ryan Stegman 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Thunderbolts #9, $2.99
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23, $3.99
Wolverine and the X-Men #29, $3.99

Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron Volume 4 TP, $16.99. Collecting WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #14-18.

Wolverine MAX #7, $3.99
Wolverine Official Index to the Marvel Universe TP, $19.99
X-Factor #256 (Dave Williams Regular Cover), $2.99


Helheim #2 (James Stokoe 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Helheim #3 (Joelle Jones Cover), $3.99
Helheim #3 (Nick Filardi Cover), $3.99
Scott Pilgrim Volume 3 Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness HC (Color Edition), $24.99


Doctor Who Official Sticker Book SC, $12.99
Doctor Who Where’s The Doctor SC, $7.99


1,000 Incredible Costume and Cosplay Ideas SC, $25


DC Superman Wall Clings Flying Into Action SC, $9.99


2000 AD Pack April 2013 (1826-1829), $21
Judge Dredd Megazine #335, $12.25


Mike Hammer Complex 90 HC, $22.99


From Hell Companion SC, $29.95


Alter Ego #116, $8.95
Alter Ego #117, $8.95
American Comic Book Chronicles The 1980s HC, $41.95
Comic Book Creator #1, $8.95


Disgaea 3 School of Devils Volume 1 GN, $13.95


Bloodshot #11 (Kalman Andrasofszky Regular Cover), $3.99
Bloodshot #11 (Matthew Clark Variant Cover), $3.99
X-O Manowar #13 (Ryan Sook Pullbox Cover), $3.99
X-O Manowar #13 (Trevor Hairsine Regular Cover), $3.99


07-GHOST Volume 4 GN, $9.99
InuYasha Volume 15 GN (VIZBIG Edition), $17.99
Jormungand Volume 11 GN, $12.99
Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-in-1 Edition Volume 3 TP, $19.99


Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Fly the Fall TP, $15.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Godstorm TP, $12.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Madness of Wonderland #4 (of 4)(A MIke Lilly), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Madness of Wonderland #4 (of 4)(B Giuseppe Cafaro), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Vampires The Eternal #2 (of 3)(A Stjepan Sejic), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Vampires The Eternal #2 (of 3)(B Sean Chen), $3.99

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