The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 07/17/2013

Red Sonja #1 (Stephanie Buscema Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99. I love this one and it might be harder to find than you think.

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

Lots of early sellouts this week, so you better have your pull-files in order: watch for Dinosaurs Attacking IDW; the beginning of Superior-Spider-Month at Marvel; Gail Simone shows us her barbaric side at Dynamite; and Si Spurrier premiers a new title at Titan Comics. It’s a big week, so I hope you’ve been saving your pennies.

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on all the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, July 17, 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 Cutoff date; GN – Graphic Novel; HC – Hardcover; RI – Retailer Incentive; SC – Soft Cover; SUB – Subscription Variant; TP – Trade Paperback; Vol. – Volume.


Princeless Volume 2 Get Over Yourself TP, $14.95


Kill All Monsters Volume 1 Ruins of Paris SC, $11.99. Reprints the webcomic.


Eldritch Volume 1 TP, $17.95


Rogues #3, $3.99


Star Trek FAQ 2.0 Everything to Know About The Next Generation The Movies and Beyond SC, $22.99


Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 4 Materia HC, $26.95
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller GN, $14.95
Killer Omnibus Volume 1 TP, $24.95
Killer Volume 4 Unfair Competition HC, $19.95


Betty and Veronica Friends Double Digest #235, $3.99
Sonic Universe #54 (Patrick Spaziante Pencil Ink Color Variant Cover), $2.99

Sonic Universe #54 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $2.99. “When Worlds Collide” part 11 of 12.


Five Color Comics #1 (Cover A Rodolphe Guenoden), $8.95
Five Color Comics #1 (Cover B Bruce Timm), $8.95


Fathom The Elite Saga #5 (Cover A Ken Marion), $3.99
Fathom The Elite Saga #5 (Cover B Talent Caldwell), $3.99

Fathom The Elite Saga #5 (Cover C Michael Turner), 1:12. Retailers that qualified for the variant could order up to 3 additional copies.


Extinction Parade #1 (Raulo Caceres Leather Cover), $14.99. Sold out. Limited to 1,000 copies.


Accelerators #2 (of 6), $3.99


Simpsons Comics #204, $2.99


Adventure Time #18 (Cover A Mike Holmes), $3.99
Adventure Time #18 (Cover B Kelly Bastow), $3.99
Adventure Time #18 (Cover C Caroline Breault), 1:15
Adventure Time #18 (Cover D Yehudi Mercado), 1:20
Bravest Warriors #10 (Cover A Tyson Hesse), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #10 (Cover B Joe England), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #10 (Cover C Matt Doering), 1:15
Bravest Warriors #10 (Cover D Alexandria Douglass), 1:20
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser The Dark Watch #6 (Cover A Lorena Carvalho), $3.99

Day Men #1 (Cover A Brian Stelfreeze), $3.99. A new series about the humans who work for the vampires that secretly run the world. Artist Brian Stelfreeze returns to comics and I couldn’t be happier.

Day Men #1 (Cover B Brian Stelfreeze), 1:25. Comes signed by Matt Gagnon, Michael Alan Nelson & Brian Stelfreeze.

Higher Earth #8 (Cover A Frazer Irving), $3.99
Higher Earth #8 (Cover B Garry Brown) , $3.99
Higher Earth #8 (Cover C Garry Brown) , 1:15
Higher Earth #8 (Cover D Frazer Irving), 1:25


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Adventures of Dr McNinja Omnibus Volume 1 TP, $24.99 B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #109 (Wasteland Part 3 of 3), $3.99

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Volume 5 The Pickens County Horror and Others TP, $19.99

Blood Brothers #1 (of 3), $3.99. Two vampire buddies that have partied all over history are about to separate as an apocalypse-obsessed villain is plotting to end humanity.

Conan the Barbarian #18, $3.50

Conan Volume 14 The Death HC, $24.99. Collects Conan the Barbarian #7-#12.
Dream Thief #3 (of 5), $3.99
Emily and the Strangers #3 (of 3)(Cynthia Von Buhler Variant Cover), 1:5
Gate 7 Volume 4 TP, $10.99
Legend of Korra The Art of the Animated Series Volume 1 Air HC, $34.99

Star Wars Dark Times A Spark Remains #1 (of 5)(Benjamin Carre Regular Cover), $3.50. Artist Doug Wheatley returns to Star Wars.

Star Wars Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #4 (of 5), $3.50

Strain The Fall #1, $3.99. Guillermo Del Toro’s Strain returns for another mini-series.

To Hell You Ride #5 (of 5), $3.99


100 Bullets Brother Lono #2 (of 8), $2.99
Animal Man #22, $2.99

Batman ’66 #1 (Michael Allred Regular Cover), $3.99. Reprints the digital first series.

Batman ’66 #1 (Jonathan Case Variant Cover), 1:25
Batman and Catwoman #22, $2.99
Batman Beyond Unlimited #18, $3.99

Batman The Dark Knight Volume 1 Knight Terrors TP, $16.99. Collects #1-#9

Batman The Dark Knight Volume 2 Cycle of Violence HC, $22.99. Collects #10-#15 and the #0 issue.

Batwoman #22 (J.H. Williams III Regular Cover), $2.99
Batwoman #22 (J.H. Williams III Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Birds of Prey #22, $2.99
Black Orchid TP (New Edition), $16.99

Fables #131, $2.99. New sotryline “Camelot” begins.

Green Lantern New Guardians #22 (Rafael Albuquerque Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern New Guardians #22 (Rags Morales Variant Cover), 1:25
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #4, $2.99

Justice League of America #6 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Regular Cover), $3.99. “Trinity War” part 2.

Justice League of America #6 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Combo Pack Cover), $4.99. With digital download code.

Justice League of America #6 (Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund Variant Cover), 1:25
Justice League of America #6 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Black & White Variant), 1:100
Justice League of America’s Vibe #6, $2.99
Legion of Super-Heroes #22, $2.99
Supergirl #22, $2.99

Superman The Phantom Zone TP, $14.99. Collects PHANTOM ZONE #1-4 and DC COMICS PRESENTS #97.

Tales of the Batman Archie Goodwin HC (resolicited), $39.99
Wonder Woman #22 (Cliff Chiang Regular Cover), $2.99
Wonder Woman #22 (Cliff Chiang Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25


Plume #5 (of 5)(Cover A K. Lynn Smith), $3.99
Plume #5 (of 5)(Cover B K. Lynn Smith), $3.99


Damsels #8 (Joseph Michael Linsner Regular Cover), $3.99
Damsels #8 (Joseph Michael Linsner Virgin Variant Cover), 1:15
Damsels #8 (Joseph Michael Linsner Black & White Variant Cover), 1:25
Green Hornet Legacy #39 (Phil Hester Regular Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja #1 (Cover A Amanda Conner), $3.99
Red Sonja #1 (Cover B Fiona Staples), $3.99
Red Sonja #1 (Cover C Jenny Frison), $3.99
Red Sonja #1 (Cover D Colleen Doran), $3.99

Red Sonja #1 (Nicola Scott Main Cover), $3.99. Sold out, all covers. Writer Gail Simone takes on Red Sonja and nerds take notice.

Red Sonja #1 (Stephanie Buscema Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99. I love this one and it might be harder to find than you think.

Red Sonja #1 (Amanda Conner Black & White Variant Cover), 1:15
Red Sonja #1 (Nicola Scott Red Variant Cover), 1:25
Red Sonja #1 (Colleen Doran Black & White Variant Cover), 1:50

Red Sonja #1 (Agnes Garbowska Phantom Variant Cover)

Red Sonja #1 (Agnes Garbowska Phantom Variant Cover), $14.99. Only available from Phantom retailers and wow, it’s cute.

Shadow Year One #4 (of 10)(Cover A Matt Wagner), $3.99
Shadow Year One #4 (of 10)(Cover B Alex Ross), $3.99
Shadow Year One #4 (of 10)(Cover C Chris Samnee), $3.99
Shadow Year One #4 (of 10)(Cover D Howard Chaykin), $3.99
Shadow Year One #4 (of 10)(Wilfredo Torres Subscription Variant), $3.99
Shadow Year One #4 (of 10)(Blank Authentix Variant Cover), $3.99
Shadow Year One #4 (of 10)(Matt Wagner Virgin Variant), 1:25
Shadow Year One #4 (of 10)(TBD1 Hand Drawn Sketch Variant Cover), 1:50
Shadow Year One #4 (of 10)(TBD2 Hand Drawn Sketch Variant Cover), 1:100
Shadow Year One #4 (of 10)(Matt Wagner Hand Drawn Sketch Variant), 1:20
Spider #13 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #26 (Joe Jusko Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #26 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord of Mars #26 (Lucio Parrillo Risque Variant Cover), 1:15


DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #35 (Green Lantern White Bishop), $16.
DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #36 (Deathstroke Black Pawn), $16


Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 43 HC (Superman Cover), $35.00
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 43 HC (X-Men Cover), $35.00
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 43 SC (Superman Cover), $29.95
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 43 SC (X-Men Cover), $29.95


Juxtapoz #151 (August 2013), $5.99


Cartoon Introduction to Statistics HC, $30
Cartoon Introduction to Statistics SC, $17.95


HorrorHound #42, $6.99


Alexandro Jodorowsky’s Screaming Planet HC (New Printing), $24.95
Beirut 1990 Snapshots of a Civil War HC, $29.95


Colonized #4 (of 4)(Cover A Dave Sim), $3.99
Colonized #4 (of 4)(Cover SUB Francesco Francavilla), $3.99

Dinosaurs Attack #1 (of 5)(Cover A Earl Norem), $3.99. Reprints the original Eclipse GN in five issues.

Dinosaurs Attack #1 (of 5)(Cover RI J.K. Woodward), 1:10
Doctor Who Classics #3 (Cover A Matthew Dow Smith), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero Volume 7 TP, $19.99
G.I. JOE Special Missions #5 (Cover A Paul Gulacy), $3.99
G.I. JOE Special Missions #5 (Cover B James Biggie), $3.99
G.I. JOE Special Missions #5 (Cover RI-A S.L. Gallant & Brian Shearer), 1:10
G.I. JOE Special Missions #5 (Cover RI-B Will Rosado), 1:25
Half Past Danger #3 (of 6)(Cover A Stephen Mooney), $3.99

Half Past Danger #3 (of 6)(Cover SUB Lee Bermejo)

Half Past Danger #3 (of 6)(Cover SUB Lee Bermejo), $3.99. Sold out. I’m guessing this one went quickly due to Bermejo’s name and it could be tough to find soon.

Judge Dredd The Complete Cam Kennedy Volume 1 HC, $49.99
Mars Attacks Volume 2 On Ice TP, $19.99
Rocketeer Hollywood Horror HC (Book Market Edition), $21.99
Rocketeer Hollywood Horror HC (Direct Market Edition), $21.99
Strange World of Your Dreams Comics Meet Sigmund Freud And Salvador Dali HC, $29.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Volume 5 TP, $19.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Microseries #4 (of 4)(Alopex)(Cover A Tyler Walpole), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Microseries #4 (of 4)(Alopex)(Cover RI Ross Campbell), 1:10
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye Volume 4 TP, $19.99
Transformers Regeneration One #93 (Cover A Andrew Wildman), $3.99
Transformers Regeneration One #93 (Cover B Guido Guidi), $3.99
Transformers Regeneration One #93 (Cover RI Geoff Senior), 1:10
X-Files Season 10 #2 (Cover A Carlos Valenzuela), $3.99

X-Files Season 10 #2 (Cover B Photo), $3.99. It looks like this one sold out before shipping but no confirmation yet.

X-Files Season 10 #2 (Cover SUB Dave Sim), $3.99. Maybe I’m just a sucker for X-Files side characters, but I love this cover.

X-Files Season 10 #2 (Cover RI Joe Corroney), 1:10


Aphrodite IX #3 (Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $2.99
Aphrodite IX #3 (Cover B David Finch), $2.99
Aphrodite IX #3 (Cover C Eric Basaldua), $2.99

Artifacts #29, $3.99. Sold out.

Elephantmen #50 (Cover A Frank Quitely Front/Ladronn Flip), $5.99
Elephantmen #50 (Cover B Frank Quitely), 1:25
Glory Volume 2 War Torn TP, $14.99
Invincible #104, $2.99
Kafka HC, $29.99
Non-Humans #4 (of 4), $2.99
Prophet #37, $3.99
Revival #12, $2.99
Revival Volume 2 Live Like You Mean It TP, $14.99
Think Tank Volume 2 TP, $14.99


Locus #630 (July 2013), $7.50


Star Wars Crucible HC, $27


A+X #10, $3.99
All-New X-Men #14, $3.99. Sold out.
Avengers #16 (Leinil Yu Regular Cover), $3.99. “Prelude to Infinity,” part three.

Avengers #16 (Daniel Acuna Avengers 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)

Avengers #16 (Daniel Acuna Avengers 50th Anniversary Variant Cover). Retailers had to exceed their orders for Avengers #8 with this issue before they could order this variant as needed.

Avengers Academy Final Exams TP, $19.99. Collecting AVENGERS ACADEMY #34-39.

Avengers Assemble #17 (Joe Quinones Regular Cover), $3.99
Avengers Assemble #17 (Amanda Connor Variant Cover), 1:30

Avengers Assemble by Brian Michael Bendis TP, $29.99. Collecting AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1-8.

Cable and X-Force #11, $3.99

Captain America by Ed Brubaker Volume 4 TP, $19.99. Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011) #15-19.

Deadpool #13, $2.99

Deadpool by Daniel Way The Complete Collection Volume 1 TP, $34.99. Collecting WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #21-25, DEADPOOL (2008) #1-12, THUNDERBOLTS #130-131 and DEADPOOL SAGA.

Disney Pixar Cars Magazine #15 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Fantastic Four #10, $2.99. Sold out.
FF #9 (Michael Allred Regular Cover), $2.99
Iron Man #13, $3.99
Marvel Masterworks Doctor Strange Volume 6 HC, $69.99

Marvel Masterworks Doctor Strange Volume 6 HC (Direct Market Variant Ed Vol 196), $69.99 . Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #10-22 and ANNUAL #1, and TOMB OF DRACULA (1972) #44.

Marvel Super Heroes #10 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99

Mighty Thor Journey Into Mystery Everything Burns TP, $19.99. Collecting THE MIGHTY THOR #18-22 and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #642-645.

Morbius The Living Vampire #7, $2.99. Sold out. “Cure Everything,” part two.

Nova #6, $3.99
Powers Bureau #6, $3.95. Sold out.
Savage Wolverine #7, $3.99
Scarlet #7, $3.95

Superior Carnage #1 (of 5)(Clayton Crain Regular Cover), $3.99. Superior Spider-month kicks off here with an upgraded Carnage.

Superior Carnage #1 (of 5)(Marco Checchetto Variant Cover)

Superior Carnage #1 (of 5)(Marco Checchetto Variant Cover), 1:25, ($12-$15). Checchetto’s work gets better every time I see something new. Watch for this guy.

Thanos Rising #4 (of 5)(Simone Bianchi Regular Cover), $3.99

Thanos Rising #4 (of 5)(Mike Deodato Variant Cover)

Thanos Rising #4 (of 5)(Mike Deodato Variant Cover), 1:25, ($8-$12). You should still be able to find most of these Thanos variants pretty cheap. Until the next Avengers movie, anyway.

Thor God of Thunder #10, $3.99. “Godbomb,” part 4 of 5.

Thunderbolts #13, $2.99
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #25, $3.99. Sold out.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 4 HC (Premiere Edt), $24.99

Uncanny X-Force #8, $3.99. Sold out.

Uncanny X-Force Volume 7 Final Execution Book 2 TP, $19.99. Collecting UNCANNY X-FORCE (2010) #30-35, and material from WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAMES and DEADPOOL (2008) #1000.

What If AvX #2 (of 4), $3.99. Sold out.

Wolverine MAX #9, $3.99

Wolverine MAX Volume 1 Permanent Rage TP, $17.99. Collects #1-#5.

X-Factor #259, $2.99


Kolchak The Necronomicon SC, $23.95


Watson and Holmes #1 (Cover A Rick Leonardi), $2.99

Watson and Holmes #1 (Cover B Rick Leonardi & Ryan Wardlow), $2.99. Sold out. The story of a modern day black version of Holmes and Watson. Reprinted from the webcomic.

Watson and Holmes #1 (Larry Stroman Variant Cover), 1:5


Mysterious Strangers #1, $3.99. ’60s inspired Sci/Fi from writer Chris Roberson.

Mysterious Strangers #2, $3.99


Dance Class Volume 5 To Russia with Love HC, $10.99


Walrus GN, $19.95


Alice in the Country of Clover Cheshire Cat Waltz Volume 5 GN, $13.99
Gunslinger Girl Omnibus Volume 7 TP, $11.99
I Don’t Like You at All Big Brother Collected Edition Volume 3 GN, $16.99
Mayo Chicki Volume 3 GN, $12.99
World War Blue Volume 1 GN, $11.99


Farlaine The Goblin #1, $5. Sold out.


Numbercruncher #1 (of 4), $3.99


Archer and Armstrong #11 (Juan Doe Variant Cover), $3.99
Archer and Armstrong #11 (Pere Perez Regular Cover), $3.99
Harbinger Wars #4 (of 4)(Juan Doe Variant Cover), $3.99
Harbinger Wars #4 (of 4)(Trevor Hairsine Pullbox Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Harbinger Wars #4 (of 4)(Patrick Zircher Regular Cover), $3.99

Harbinger Wars #4 (of 4)(Stephane Perger Variant Cover), 1:50, ($20-$22). Not a lot of stores ordering this one could make it more expensive initially. I’d expect that price to go down soon though. That said, this is a very cool variant.


Flowers of Evil Volume 6 GN, $10.95


07-GHOST Volume 5 GN, $9.99
Melancholy of Mechagirl SC, $14.99


Stan Lee’s How to Draw Superheroes SC, $24.99


Grimm Fairy Tales #87 (Cover A Emilio Laiso), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #87 (Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #87 (Cover C Paulo Pantalena), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Unleashed Volume 1 TP, $15.99

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