The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 05/29/2013

Clive Barker’s Next Testament #1 (of 12)(Was ‘Clive Barker’s New Genesis)(Cover B Ben Oliver), 1:20, $7-$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 (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

Wednesday seems like it snuck right up on us, thanks to a long weekend, right? So much to read this week, if I’m going to be ready for the podcast. But I digress. Watch for a new Conan mini from Tim Truman at Dark Horse, undersea horror from Scott Snyder at DC/Vertigo, a continuation of the latest Star Trek film at IDW, a new team of X-ladies at Marvel and a whole slew of annuals from DC.

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


Pirate Eye A Pirate’s Life Is Not For Me (One Shot), $3.99
Princeless Volume 2 #3 (of 4), $3.99


Complex Volume 1 Ways of Life GN, $11.99


Westwood Witches #1 (of 4), $3.99


Lio Volume 2 Making Friends TP, $9.99


Cavewoman Uncovered Pin-Up Book (Budd Root Special Edition), $8. Limited to 750 copies, allocations may occur, books are bagged and boarded and come with a certificate of authenticity.


Gold Digger Platinum Volume 5 TP, $14.95


Breather GN, $6.95


Archie #644 (Cover A Dan Parent), $2.99

Archie #644 (Cover B Dan Parent), $2.99. Archie meets Glee part 4.

Archie Double Digest #240, $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #249 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $2.99

Sonic The Hedgehog #249 (Patrick Spaziante Throwback Variant Cover), $2.99. Part 6 of the Sonic/Mega Man crossover.


Dead Man’s Run #5 (Cover A Tony Parker), $3.50
Dead Man’s Run #5 (Cover B Siya Oum), $3.50
Executive Assistant Assassins #11 (Cover A Giuseppe Cafaro), $3.99
Executive Assistant Assassins #11 (Cover B Siya Oum), $3.99
Lost Spark SC (by JT Krul)(resolicited), $9.99


Crossed Badlands #29 (Christian Zanier Torture Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #29 (Gabriel Andrade Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #29 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #29 (Jacen Burrows Red Crossed Incentive Cover), 1:3


Warhammer Elves SC, $17.50
Warhammer Gilead’s Curse SC, $14


Futurama Comics #67, $2.99
Simpsons Summer Shindig #7, $4.99


Adventure Time Annual #1 (Cover A Ale Garza),

Adventure Time Annual #1 (Cover A Ale Garza), $4.99. Jake and Finn get their first annual and it’ll probably sell out pretty fast.

Adventure Time Annual #1 (Cover B Natasha Allegri), 1:15
Adventure Time Annual #1 (Cover C Derek Fridolfs), 1:25

Clive Barker’s Next Testament #1 (of 12)(Was ‘Clive Barker’s New Genesis)(Cover A Goni Montes), $3.99. The first all-original comic series created and written by Clive Barker. A man meets a god in the desert and, in true Clive Barker fashion, it’s not a sweet forgiving one.

Clive Barker’s Next Testament #1 (of 12)(Was ‘Clive Barker’s New Genesis)(Cover B Ben Oliver), 1:20, $7-$10

Clive Barker’s Next Testament #1 (of 12)(Was ‘Clive Barker’s New Genesis)(Cover C CGC 9.8 Clive Barker)

Clive Barker’s Next Testament #1 (of 12)(Was ‘Clive Barker’s New Genesis)(Cover C CGC 9.8 Clive Barker), 1:200, $100-$125. This is going to be a tough one to find and I’d guess, if you want it, you’re going to pay for it.

Deathmatch #6 (Cover A Whilce Portacio), $3.99
Deathmatch #6 (Cover B Reilly Brown), $3.99
Deathmatch #6 (Cover C Whilce Portacio), 1:20

Deathmatch #6 (Cover D Jung-Geun Yoon), Morgue Variant. $3-$5. Retailers that qualified for the morgue variants could order up equal amounts of their orders on their regular covers.


Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #80, $2.95


Mother Teresa Saint of the Slums GN (resolicited), $11.99


In the Kitchen with Alain Passard Inside The World and Mind of a Master Chef HC, $16.95


Comic Shop News #1354, Free


Obituary Man GN, $15


Amala’s Blade #2 (of 4), $3.50
Angel and Faith #22 (Rebekah Isaacs Variant Cover), $2.99
Angel and Faith #22 (Steve Morris Regular Cover), $2.99
B.P.R.D. Vampire #3 (of 5), $3.50
Dragon Age Until We Sleep #3 (of 3), $3.99

King Conan The Hour of the Dragon #1 (of 6)(Gerald Parel Regular Cover), $3.50. Adaptation of Robert E.Howard’s only Conan novel. Written by Tim Truman with art by Thomas Giorello.

King Conan The Hour of the Dragon #1 (of 6)(Sanjulian Variant Cover)

King Conan The Hour of the Dragon #1 (of 6)(Sanjulian Variant Cover), 1:5, $5. Sanjulian is a Spanish painter and illustrator who came to fame painting covers for Creepy and Eerie magazine back in the 1970s. I love his work and this is an amazing painted variant.

Last of Us American Dreams #1 (of 4)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99. First-prints are getting hard to find and are selling anywhere from cover to $8.

Last of Us American Dreams #2 (of 4), $3.99
Star Wars Omnibus Wild Space Volume 1 TP, $24.99


Absolute Top 10 HC, $99.99

Adventures of Superman #1 (Bryan Hitch Regular Cover), $3.99. Reprints the digital first series.

Adventures of Superman #1 (Chris Samnee Variant Cover), 1:25

Batman Noir Eduardo Risso HC (Deluxe Edition), $24.99. Collecting BATMAN #620-625, the Batman serial from WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-12, FLASHPOINT: BATMAN-KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1-3 and a story from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #8.

Batman The Dark Knight Annual #1, $4.99
Catwoman Annual #1, $4.99

Earth 2 Annual #1, $4.99. First appearance of the Batman of Earth 2.

Injustice Gods Among Us #5, $3.99
Justice League of America #4 (David Finch Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Justice League of America #4 (David Finch Regular Cover), $3.99
Justice League of America #4 (David Finch Black & White Variant Cover), 1:100

Justice League of America #4 (Tyler Kirkham & Batt Variant Cover), $5-$7. Retailers could order this variant equal to their lowest-ordered New 52 title with the same FOC (4/29/2013).

Lucifer Volume 1 TP, $29.99. Collects THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: LUCIFER #1-3 and LUCIFER #1-13, material that was collected previously in LUCIFER VOLUME 1: DEVIL IN THE GATEWAY and LUCIFER VOLUME 2: CHILDREN AND MONSTERS.

New Teen Titans Omnibus Volume 3 HC (resolicited), $75. Collects TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #45- 61 and 66-67, NEW TEEN TITANS #38, NEW TEEN TITANS #1-6 and SECRET ORIGINS ANNUAL #3.

Phantom Stranger Volume 1 A Stranger Among Us TP, $14.99. Collecting THE PHANTOM STRANGER #0-5.

Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1, $4.99
Smallville Season 11 Special #1, $4.99
Superboy Volume 2 Extraction TP, $14.99

Wake #1 (Of 10)(Sean Murphy Regular Cover), $2.99. New horror mini-series about a secret at the bottom of the ocean written by Scott Snyder with art by Sean Phillips. If you buy one comic this week, make it this one.

Wake #1 (of 10)(Adam Kubert Variant Cover)

Wake #1 (of 10)(Adam Kubert Variant Cover), 1:25, ($7-$9)
Watchmen HC (Deluxe Edition), $39.99


Game Trade Magazine #160, $3.99
Previews #297 (June 2013), $4.50


Dark Shadows Vampirella TP, $19.99
Green Hornet Legacy #37 (Stephen Sadowski Regular Cover), $3.99
Green Hornet Volume 5 Outcast TP, $19.99
Jennifer Blood First Blood #5 (of 6)(Mike Mayhew Regular Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja #76 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadow Year One #3 (of 10)(Blank Authentix Variant Cover), $3.99
Shadow Year One #3 (of 10)(Cover A Matt Wagner), $3.99
Shadow Year One #3 (of 10)(Cover B Alex Ross), $3.99
Shadow Year One #3 (of 10)(Cover C Chris Samnee), $3.99
Shadow Year One #3 (of 10)(Cover D Howard Chaykin), $3.99
Shadow Year One #3 (of 10)(Matt Wagner Virgin Variant Cover), 1:25

Shadow Year One #3 (of 10)(Matt Wagner Hand-Drawn Variant Cover), 1:200. These hand-drawn variants are very cool, but don’t go nuts here. The 1:200 Wagner hand-drawn variant of #1 is only selling for less than $80. Try and stay in the $70-$80 range if you need this one.

Shadow Year One #3 (of 10)(Wilfredo Torres Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #25 (Joe Jusko Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #25 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #25 (Lucio Parrillo Virgin Variant Cover), 1:15
Warlord of Mars #25 (Lui Antonio Risque Variant Cover), 1:25
Witchblade Demon Reborn TP, $16.99


Cat on a Hot Thin Groove TP, $35
Good Dog HC, $16.99


Astronaut Academy Re-Entry GN, $9.99
Odd Duck GN, $15.99


Tommysaurus Rex Volume 1 HC, $19.99
Tommysaurus Rex Volume 1 SC, $10.99


Danger Girl Trinity #2 (of 4)(Cover A J. Scott Campbell), $3.99
Danger Girl Trinity #2 (of 4)(Cover RI J. Scott Campbell), 1:10
Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim Volume 3 HC, $75
Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #5 (of 12)(Cover A Francesco Francavilla), $3.99

Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #5 (of 12)(Cover B Dave Sim), $3.99. Ships in a 9:1 ratio (cover A/B).

Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #5 (of 12)(Cover RI Fourth Doctor Photo), 1:10
G.I. JOE #4 (Cover A Juan Doe), $3.99
G.I. JOE #4 (Cover B Steve Kurth), $3.99
G.I. JOE #4 (Cover RI Ryan Dunlavey), 1:10
G.I. JOE Field Manual Volume 2 SC, $19.99
Godzilla #12 (Cover A Bob Eggleton), $3.99
Godzilla #12 (Cover RI Matt Frank), 1:10
Jericho Season 4 #3 (of 5)(Cover A Tim Bradstreet), $3.99
Jericho Season 4 #3 (of 5)(Cover B Photo), $3.99
Jinnrise #5 (of 5)(Cover A Mark Torres), $3.99
Jinnrise #5 (of 5)(Cover RI Eddie Nunez), 1:10
Kill Shakespeare The Tide of Blood #4 (of 5)(Cover A Nimit Malavia), $3.99

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #2 (Katie Cook 4th Printing Variant Cover), $3.99. Sold out.

My Little Pony Micro-Series #4 (of 6)(Fluttershy)(Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
My Little Pony Micro-Series #4 (of 6)(Fluttershy)(Cover B Tony Fleecs), $3.99
My Little Pony Micro-Series #4 (of 6)(Fluttershy)(Cover C Sabrina Alberghetti), $3.99
Popeye Classics #10 (Cover A Bud Sagendorf), $3.99

Star Trek #21 (Cover A Tim Bradstreet), $3.99. This issue picks up right after the end of the latest Trek movie, making it a perfect jumping on point for new fans. Watch this one.

Star Trek #21 (Cover RI-A Tim Bradstreet Sketch) 1:10
Star Trek #21 (Cover RI-B Photo), 1:20
Star Trek Classics Volume 4 Beginnings TP, $19.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 (Cover A Mateus Santolouco)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 (Cover A Mateus Santolouco), $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 (Cover B Kevin Eastman), $3.99. Sold out. Part one of “City Fall.” There’s some buzz behind this storyline which is being billed much darker than the previous TMNT stories.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 (Cover RI-A Declan Shalvey), 1:10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 (Cover RI-B Kevin Eastman), 1:20
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #17 (Cover A Alex Milne), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #17 (Cover B Sean Chen), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #17 (Cover RI Nick Roche), 1:10
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters #1 (Cover A Ken Christiansen), $3.99
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters #1 (Cover RI Animation Art), 1:10
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters #1 (Cover SUB Michael Lark), $3.99
Transformers The IDW Collection Volume 8 HC, $49.99
True Blood Volume 5 Shake For Me HC, $24.99


Chew #34, $2.99
Clone #7, $2.99
Clone Volume 1 TP, $12.99
East of West #2 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Elephantmen #48, $3.99
Elephantmen Volume 1 HC (Revised and Expanded Edition), $39.99
Five Weapons #4 (of 5), $3.50
Lost Vegas #3 (of 4)(Cover A Janet Lee), $3.50
Lost Vegas #3 (of 4)(Cover B Tony Fleecs), $3.50
Lost Vegas #3 (of 4)(Cover C Francesco Francavilla), AR
Mind the Gap #10 (Cover A Rodin Esquejo), $2.99
Mind the Gap #10 (Cover B Sonia Oback), $2.99

Morning Glories #27 (Cover A Eisma) $3.99. Here’s a preview of what’s being billed as the “double-sized season 2 premiere” and all the covers.

Morning Glories #27 (Cover B Frison) $3.99
Morning Glories #27 (Cover C Guillory) $3.99

Morning Glories #27 (Cover D Martinbrough) $3.99. Sold out.

Morning Glories #27 (Cover E McKelvie) $3.99
Morning Glories #27 (Cover F Pitarra) $3.99
Morning Glories #27 (Cover G Rios) $3.99
Morning Glories #27 (Cover H Ward) $3.99
Thief of Thieves #14, $2.99


Angry Birds Hatching a Universe GN, $50


Cage of Eden Volume 10 GN, $10.99
Ghost In Shell Stand Alone Complex Volume 4 GN, $10.99
Sailor Moon Volume 11 TP, $10.99


Age of Ultron #5 (of 10)(Bryan Hitch 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99

All-New X-Men Volume 2 Here To Stay HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99. Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN #6-10.

Avengers The Complete Collection by Geoff Johns Volume 1 TP, $29.99. Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #57-63, VISION (2002) #1-4, THOR (1998) #58 and IRON MAN (1998) #64.

Avenging Spider-Man #21, $3.99. THE CHAMELEON SANCTION PART 2 of 2

Captain America #7, $3.99

Captain Universe The Hero Who Could Be You #1, $7.99. Collecting MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1979) #9-11, and material from MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #25, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #5-6, and WHAT IF? (1989) #31.

Dark Avengers #190 (Final Issue), $2.99

Deadpool Volume 1 Dead Presidents TP, $15.99. Collecting DEADPOOL (2013) #1-6.

Doctor Strange The Oath TP (New Printing), $19.99
Fury MAX #12, $3.99
Gambit #13, $2.99
Hawkeye #9 (David Aja 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Indestructible Hulk #8, $3.99

Iron Man #258.4, $3.99. Sold out.

Marvel Noir Spider-Man Punisher TP, $34.99
Marvel Previews #118 (June 2013 For Products On-Sale August 2013), $1.25
Marvel Super Heroes #9 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Monsters Inc Scary Stories Digest TP, $9.99
Morbius The Living Vampire #5, $2.99
New Avengers #6, $3.99
Punisher Enter The War Zone TP, $16.99
Savage Wolverine #5 (Frank Cho Regular Cover), $3.99

Savage Wolverine #5 (Dave Johnson Variant Cover)

Savage Wolverine #5 (Dave Johnson Variant Cover), 1:50, ($20-$22). I love Dave Johnson and I love this variant. And you thought Cho drew good looking dinos…

Spider-Man 2099 Volume 1 TP (New Printing), $24.99. Collecting SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1-10.

Superior Spider-Man Volume 1 My Own Worst Enemy TP, $17.99. Collecting SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-5.

Thor God Of Thunder Volume 1 The God Butcher HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99. Collecting THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1-5.

Ultimate Comics X-Men By Brian Wood Volume 1 TP, $19.99. Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #18.1 & #19-22.

Uncanny X-Force #5 (Kris Anka Regular Cover), $3.99

Uncanny X-Force #5 (Milo Manara Variant Cover)

Uncanny X-Force #5 (Milo Manara Variant Cover), 1:50, ($20-$25). Another very sexy Manara variant that will disappear quickly.

Uncanny X-Men #4 (Chris Bachalo 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Venom #35, $2.99
Wolverine and the X-Men
#30, $3.99

X-Men #1 (Olivier Coipel Regular Cover), $3.99. The “Adjectiveless” X-Men are back and this time it’s X-ladies only. Oh, and it’s written by Brian Wood.

X-Men #1 (Arthur Suydam DeadPool Variant Cover),
X-Men #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR

X-Men #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover)

X-Men #1 (Joe Madureira X-Men 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)

X-Men #1 (Milo Manara Variant Cover)

X-Men #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), ($7-$10)

X-Men #1 (Joe Madureira X-Men 50th Anniversary Variant Cover), ($7-$10). Retailers had to exceed their order of Avengers vs X-Men #11 with this issue before they could order these variants as needed. And I love it. Age of Apocalypse was so cool!

X-Men #1 (Milo Manara Variant Cover), 1:50, ($20-$25). Again, wow!

X-Men #1 (Terry Dodson Variant Cover), 1:50, ($20-$25). Very nice, Mr. Dodson. Nice indeed. Any Dodson variant is worth picking up. Especially one featuring the X-ladies.


Journalism TP, $22


Annoying Orange Volume 2 Orange You Glad HC, $11.99
Annoying Orange Volume 2 Orange You Glad SC, $7.99


Mere GN, $19.95


Resurrectionist The Lost Work and Writings of Dr. Spencer Black HC, $24.95
Tales From Lovecraft Middle School Volume 3 Teacher’s Pest HC, $13.99


Superman The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero SC, $17


Tales of the Buddha Before He Was Enlightened TP, $14.99


Doctor Who Dalek Collectible Figurine and Book Kit SC, $9.95
Doctor Who Light-Up TARDIS and Book Kit SC, $9.95


John Carpenter’s Asylum #1, $3.99


Jeffrey Jones The Definitive Reference HC, $39.95
Jeffrey Jones The Definitive Reference SC, $24.95


Limit Volume 5 GN, $10.95


Grimm Fairy Tales #85 (Cover A Jamie Tyndall), $5.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #85 (Cover B Giuseppe Cafaro), $5.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights #1 (A Aldredo Reyes)(One Shot), $5.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights #1 (B Harvey Tolibao)(One Shot), $5.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights #1 (C Pasquale Qualano)(One Shot), $5.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #11 (Cover A Steven Cummings), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #11 (Cover B Jen Broomall), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Down The Rabbit Hole #1 (of 5)(A Anthony Spay), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Down The Rabbit Hole #1 (of 5)(B Greg Horn), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Down The Rabbit Hole #1 (Of 5)(C Giuseppe Cafaro), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Down The Rabbit Hole #1 (Of 5)(D Keu Cha), $2.99

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