New Comics On Sale – Week of August 31, 2011
by Michael "Skitch" Maillaro on August 30, 2011

I figured since I am really getting back into the comic scene, I should get back to my normal routines, which includes checking out the new release list every week. Here’s this week’s new releases according to Comic List: The New Comic Book Releases List with a little commentary.

I will also try to put together a list of digital releases tomorrow, no idea how well that will work thought.

Just a general comment before we start, I can’t believe how many companies are pushing out variant covers these days. With the market so small for comics, to me this feels like a waste of money paying for a second cover that most people might not even get to see. It has to increase printing costs, and I would be shocked if it really helps sales all that much.

For now, I am putting DC and Marvel up top, though I am not sure if I will continue doing that, or maybe throw some other big name companies at the top. Let me know what you think, and I can adjust in future columns.

DC COMICS
Batman Black And White Statue Batman By David Finch, $80.00
Batman Mad Love And Other Stories TP, $17.99
Flashpoint #5 (Of 5)(Andy Kubert & Sandra Hope Regular Cover), $3.99
Flashpoint #5 (Of 5)(Andy Kubert Black & White Variant Cover A), AR
Flashpoint #5 (Of 5)(Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez Variant Cover B), AR
Justice League #1 (Jim Lee & Scott Williams Regular Cover), $3.99
Justice League #1 (Jim Lee & Scott Williams Combo Pack Edition Cover), $4.99
Justice League #1 (David Finch Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Justice League #1 (David Finch Variant Cover), AR
Little Endless Portfolio Set, $29.99
Sandman Volume 6 Fables And Reflections TP (New Edition), $19.99
Steve Ditko Omnibus Volume 1 Starring Shade The Changing Man HC, $59.99

Skitch Commentary: For DC this week, it’s all about Relaunch. Though to be honest, I am not sure this was a good idea. In theory, Relaunch should be bringing in new readers or bringing old readers back to the fold. DC should have put a few more of the Relaunch books out this week, or they might never have as good a chance as today to grab an audience.

Yes, I am excited about Flashpoint and Justice League, but those books will likely sell no matter what. Putting out Animal Man or Batwing with a big “DC RELAUNCH” banner on them when people are already hyped for it could have gone a long way to ensuring these books will do well.

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-Man #666 (Humberto Ramos 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #667 (Humberto Ramos 2nd Printing Hero Sketch Variant Cover), $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #667 (Humberto Ramos 2nd Printing Lizard Sketch Variant Cover), $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #668, $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man Infested #1, $3.99
Annihilators HC (Alex Garner Cover), $24.99
Annihilators HC (Skottie Young Direct Market Cover), $24.99
Deadpool MAX #11 (Of 12), $3.99
Essential Web Of Spider-Man Volume 1 TP, $19.99
Fear Itself #1 (Of 7)(Stuart Immonen 4th Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Fear Itself The Deep #3 (Of 4), $2.99
Gambit From The Marvel Vault #1, $2.99
Green Goblin A Lighter Shade Of Green TP, $39.99
Herc #6.1, $2.99
Incredible Hulks #635 (Paul Pelletier Regular Cover), $3.99
Incredible Hulks #635 (Adi Granov Variant Cover), AR
Incredible Hulks #635 (Blank Variant Cover), AR
Incredible Hulks #635 (Paul Pelletier Variant Cover), AR
Invincible Iron Man Volume 8 Unfixable HC (Premiere Edition), $19.99
Iron Man 2.0 #8, $2.99
Journey Into Mystery #626.1, $2.99
Marvel Previews #97 (September 2011 For Products On-Sale November 2011), $1.25
Marvelman Classic Volume 3 HC (Premiere Edition), $34.99
Mighty Thor #3 (Olivier Coipel 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Mighty Thor #5 (Olivier Coipel Regular Cover), $3.99
Mighty Thor #5 (Greg Land Variant Cover), AR
Namor The First Mutant Volume 2 Namor Goes To Hell TP, $16.99
Secret Avengers #16 (John Cassaday Regular Cover), $3.99
Secret Avengers #16 (Jamie McKelvie Variant Cover), AR
Spider-Girl Family Values TP, $19.99
Spider-Island Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu #1 (Of 3), $2.99
Thunderbolts By Warren Ellis And Mike Deodato Jr. Ultimate Collection TP, $29.99
Ultimate Comics Fallout #4 (Of 6)(Mark Bagley 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Ultimate Comics Fallout #4 (Of 6)(Sara Pichelli 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Ultimate Comics Hawkeye #1 (Of 4)(Kaare Andrews Regular Cover), $3.99
Ultimate Comics Hawkeye #1 (Of 4)(Adam Kubert Variant Cover), $3.99
Ultimate Comics Hawkeye #1 (Of 4)(Neal Adams Variant Cover), $3.99
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man By Sara Pichelli Poster, $8.99
Uncanny X-Force #12 (Mark Brooks 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Uncanny X-Force #14, $3.99
Uncanny X-Force Volume 1 The Apocalypse Solution TP, $15.99
Venom #1 (Joe Quesada 4th Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
X-Men Phoenix Rising TP (New Printing), $14.99
X-Men Prelude To Schism HC (Premiere Edition), $19.99
X-Men Schism #2 (Of 5)(Frank Cho 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Zombies Christmas Carol #5 (Of 5), $3.99

Skitch Commentary: I haven’t been following Marvel all that closely, so I reached out to my editor Grey who mentioned:

- Amazing Spidey I think you’d really like right now, Spider-Island is good old fashioned Clone Saga fun.

- Warren Ellis starts a mini run on Secret Avengers this week.

- Uncanny X-Force is AWESOME.

Thanks for the assist, bro!

12 GAUGE COMICS
I.C.E. #2 (Of 4)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99

ADHOUSE BOOKS
Do It Yourself Doodler SC (not verified by Diamond), $6.95

ANDREWS MCMEEL PUBLISHING
Dilbert Your Accomplishments Are Suspiciously Hard To Verify TP, $16.99

APE ENTERTAINMENT
Subculture Webstrips Volume 1 Wrath Of Geek TP, $9.95

ARCHIE COMICS
Archie High School Chronicles Volume 2 TP, $9.95
Betty & Veronica Friends Double Digest #217, $3.99
Jugheads Double Digest #173, $3.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #228, $2.99
Veronica #208 (Veronica Presents Kevin Keller issue 2)(Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99
Veronica #208 (Veronica Presents Kevin Keller issue 2)(Dan Parent Variant Cover Edition), $2.99

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT
Flash Gordon Invasion Of The Red Sword #4 (Cover A Eduardo Garcia)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99
Flash Gordon Invasion Of The Red Sword #4 (Cover B Eduardo Garcia)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99
Grim Ghost #4 (not verified by Diamond), $2.99

ARSENIC LULLABY PUBLISHING
Arsenic Lullaby The Devil’s Decade HC, $49.99

Skitch Commentary: Arsenic Lullaby is a comic that I just love. It’s for people with very warped tastes in humor.

This 450 page hardcover features stories from every issue of Arsenic Lullaby. I already have a lot of the issues and some of the earlier trades. It’s a little pricy at 50 bucks, or else I would definitely check it out.

ASPEN MLT
Executive Assistant Violet #2 (Of 3)(Cover A Pop Mhan), $3.50
Executive Assistant Violet #2 (Of 3)(Cover B Pop Mhan Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Mindfield #6 (Cover A Alex Konat), $2.99
Soulfire Volume 3 #3 (Cover A Jason Fabok), $2.99
Soulfire Volume 3 #3 (Cover B Michael Ryan), $2.99
Soulfire Volume 3 #3 (Cover C Jason Fabok Sketch Variant Cover), AR

AUDIOGO LTD
Doctor Who The Ambassadors Of Death Audio CD, $29.95
Doctor Who Ghost Light Audio CD, $34.95
Doctor Who Ghosts Of India Audio CD Abridged, $24.95
Doctor Who The Mind Of Evil Audio CD, $24.95
Doctor Who The Ribos Operation Audio CD, $24.95
Doctor Who Shining Darkness Audio CD Abridged, $24.95
Doctor Who The Space Museum Audio CD, $24.95

AVATAR PRESS
Chronicles Of Wormwood The Last Battle #6 (Of 6)(Oscar Jimenez Regular Cover)(resolicited), $4.99
Chronicles Of Wormwood The Last Battle #6 (Of 6)(Oscar Jimenez Wraparound Cover)(resolicited), $4.99
Chronicles Of Wormwood The Last Battle #6 (Of 6)(Oscar Jimenez Anti-Christ Edition)(resolicited), AR
Crossed Psychopath #2 (Of 7)(Gianluca Pagliarani Philadelphia Comic Con Cover), $5.99

BALLISTIC PUBLISHING
D’artiste Character Design Digital Artists Master Class HC (resolicited), $75.00

BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS
Fame #16 (50 Cent), $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #4 (Cover A Tim Bradstreet), $3.99
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #4 (Cover B Nick Percival), $3.99
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #4 (Cover C Tim Bradstreet), AR
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep Volume 5 HC (Of 6), $24.99
Planet Of The Apes #5 (Cover A Scott Keating), $1.00
Planet Of The Apes #5 (Cover B Carlos Magno), $1.00
Planet Of The Apes #5 (Cover C Damian Couceiro), AR
Rinse #1 (Cover A Francesco Mattina), $1.00
Rinse #1 (Cover B Paul Azaceta), $1.00
Planet Of The Apes Volume 1 TP, $9.99
Stan Lee’s The Traveler #10 (Cover A Dimitri Armand), $3.99
Stan Lee’s The Traveler #10 (Cover B Dimitri Armand), AR

BOUNDLESS COMICS
War Goddess #1 (Matt Martin Regular Cover), $3.99
War Goddess #1 (Michael Dipascale Art Deco Cover), AR
War Goddess #1 (Matt Martin Gore Cover), $3.99
War Goddess #1 (Michael Dipascale Wraparound Cover), $3.99

CARTOON BOOKS
Bone 20th Anniversary Full Color One Volume HC (Signed Collectors Box Set), $350.00

Skitch Commentary: This is another real cool, but real expensive, box set. Bone is one of my all time favorite comics. The first time I read it, I basically did it in one sitting. This set includes a lot of cool things, like signed and numbered prints, pewter figures, and a cover gallery/documentary on DVD. But for that price, you can almost get a Tablet…

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1263, AR

CONUNDRUM PRESS
Killing Velazquez GN, $20.00

DARK HORSE COMICS
Angel And Faith #1 (Jo Chen Variant Cover), $2.99
Angel And Faith #1 (Steve Morris Regular Cover), $2.99
Angel and Faith #1 (Georges Jeanty 25th Anniversary Variant Cover), $5.00
Chimichanga HC, $14.99
Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson HC, $19.99
Drifters Volume 1 TP, $12.99
Eden Volume 13 It’s An Endless World TP, $12.99
Eerie Archives Volume 8 HC, $49.99
Goon #35, $3.50
Goon Volume 3 Heaps Of Ruination TP (2nd Edition), $16.99
Green River Killer A True Detective Story HC, $24.99
Hellboy The Fury #3 (Of 3)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Last Dragon HC, $29.99
Let Me In Volume 1 Crossroads TP, $14.99
Little Lulu’s Pal Tubby Volume 4 The Atomic Violin And Other Stories TP, $15.99
Occult Files Of Doctor Spektor Archives Volume 3 HC, $49.99
Star Wars Adventures Chewbacca And The Slavers Of The Shadowlands TP, $7.99

DEL REY
Conan MMPB, $7.99

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
Game Trade Magazine #139, $3.99
Previews #276 (September 2011), $4.50

DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING
Even More Beautiful Lie GN, $12.95
Itazura Na Kiss Volume 6 GN, $16.95
Sky Link GN, $12.95
Warning Whispers Of Love GN, $12.95


DK PUBLISHING

Star Wars The Clone Wars Incredible Vehicles HC, $19.99

DYNAMIC FORCES
Kirby Genesis #2 (Dynamic Forces)(Alex Ross Virgin Exclusive Cover), $19.99
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #5 (Dynamic Forces)(Arthur Adams Exclusive Cover), $14.99
Project Superpowers Trading Card Box (Dynamic Forces), AR

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Kato Origins #11 (The Hellfire Club)(Final Issue)(Colton Worley Regular Cover), $3.99
Kato Origins #11 (The Hellfire Club)(Final Issue)(Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), AR
Red Sonja #57 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja #57 (Walter Geovani Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #9 (Ale Garza Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #9 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #9 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #9 (Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #9 (Fabiano Neves Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella #9 (Paul Renaud Red Variant Cover), AR
Warlord Of Mars Fall Of Barsoom #2 (Joe Jusko Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord Of Mars Fall Of Barsoom #2 (Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), AR
Warlord Of Mars Fall Of Barsoom #2 (Francesco Francavilla Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Warlord Of Mars Fall Of Barsoom #2 (Joe Jusko Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Zorro Rides Again #2 (Matt Wagner Regular Cover), $3.99
Zorro Rides Again #2 (Matt Wagner Black & White Variant Cover), AR

EUREKA PRODUCTIONS
Graphic Classics Volume 21 Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales Of Mystery GN, $17.95

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Gahan Wilson 50 Years Of Playboy Cartoons HC, $75.00
Ghost World Special Edition HC, $25.00
Hidden HC (not verified by Diamond), $19.99
Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot HC (not verified by Diamond), $18.99
MOME Volume 22 GN (Spring 2011)(not verified by Diamond), $19.99

FUTURE PUBLISHING
SFX Special #51 (Top 100 Sci-Fi Icons), $17.99

FW MEDIA
Dragon World HC (not verified by Diamond), $26.99
Shojo Wonder Manga Art School SC (not verified by Diamond), $24.99
Sketch Dragons HC (not verified by Diamond), $16.99
Sketch Fantasy Art HC (not verified by Diamond), $16.99
Sketch Funny Faces HC (not verified by Diamond), $16.99
Sketch Manga HC (not verified by Diamond), $16.99

GESTALT PUBLISHING
Eldritch Kid Whisky And Hate GN, $11.95
Deep Here Be Dragons GN, $9.95
Torn GN, $12.95

GG STUDIO
Bodysnatchers #3 (Of 6), $2.99
Gore #4 (Of 12), $2.99
Route Des Maisons Rouges #5 (Of 6), $2.99

GIRASOL COLLECTABLES
Girasol Pulp Doubles The Spider Volume 20, $14.95

GOLLANCZ
Eldritch Tales A Miscellany Of The Macabre SC (by H.P. Lovecraft), $27.95

HAPPY MEDIUM PRESS
Sci Fi & Fantasy Modeller Volume 22, $27.99

HARPER DESIGN
Clockwork Girl HC (Harper Design Edition), $19.99

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
Conceptions Volume 3 HC (By Luis Royo), $14.95

HILL AND WANG
Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles The Authorized Adaptation HC, $30.00

IDW PUBLISHING

Book Of Extreme Facts SC, $17.99
Infestation Volume 2 TP, $19.99
Locke And Key Clockworks #2 (Of 6)(Gabriel Rodriguez Regular Cover), $3.99
Locke And Key Clockworks #2 (Of 6)(Gabriel Rodriguez Variant Cover), AR
Rocketeer Adventures #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Alex Ross), $3.99
Rocketeer Adventures #4 (Of 4)(Cover B Dave Stevens), $3.99
Rocketeer Adventures #4 (Of 4)(Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Rocketeer Adventures #4 (Of 4)(Black & White Variant Edition), AR

Skitch Commentary: I think that is a great cover on Locke and Key Clockworks #2. Joe Hill is a really cool, talented guy, and I am disappointed I didn’t get to meet him at SDCC. Locke and Key is a great series, and my copy of Keys to the Kingdom actually has a sketch he drew in it.

IMAGE COMICS
Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker #6, $2.99
Elephantmen #34, $3.99
Epoch #1 (Of 5), $3.99
Haunt #17, $2.99
Invincible #82, $2.99
Last Mortal #4 (Of 4), $3.99
Savage Dragon #173, $3.50
Skullkickers #10, $2.99
Vault #2 (Of 3), $3.50
Vescell #1, $2.99
Walking Dead Weekly #35, $2.99
Witch Doctor #2 (Of 4)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Witchblade #147, $3.99

Skitch Commentary: I am amazed that Savage Dragon is still going! 173 issues??? How many Marvel or DC books can say they have hit that many issues?

KENZER AND COMPANY
Hackmaster RPG Hacklopedia Of Beasts HC, $59.99
Knights Of The Dinner Table Bundle Of Trouble Volume 33 TP, $14.99
Knights Of The Dinner Table The Java Joint Strips TP, $11.99

KIDS CAN PRESS
Big City Otto GN (not verified by Diamond), $7.95
Binky Volume 3 Binky Under Pressure GN (not verified by Diamond), $8.95
Three Thieves Volume 2 The Sign Of The Black Rock GN (not verified by Diamond), $8.95

KODANSHA COMICS
Air Gear Volume 19 GN, $10.99
Monster Hunter Orage Volume 1 TP, $10.99
Monster Hunter Orage Volume 2 TP (not verified by Diamond), $10.99
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Volume 2 GN (not verified by Diamond), $10.99
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei Volume 10 GN, $10.99

LOCUS MAGAZINE
Locus #607 (Aug 2011), $6.95

MANUSCRIPT PRESS
Comics Revue Presents #12 (Aug 2011), $19.95

MOONSTONE
Captain Action King Size Special #1 (Cover A John Byrne), $6.99
Captain Action King Size Special #1 (Cover B Mariah Benes), $6.99
Captain Action King Size Special #1 (Mark Wheatley Variant Cover), AR
Phases Of The Moon #1 (Domino Lady / The Spider)(Cover A Marcelo Ferreira), $2.50
Phases Of The Moon #1 (Domino Lady / The Spider)(Cover B Arley Tucker), $2.50

NBM
Kinky And Cosy HC (not verified by Diamond), $15.99

NEW ENGLAND COMICS
Tick Bargain Summer Specials TP (not verified by Diamond), $12.95

ONI PRESS
Sixth Gun #14, $3.99

OZONE PRODUCTIONS
Malibu Cheesecake The Pinup Art Of Olivia HC (Limited Signed & Numbered Edition), $64.95

PANINI PUBLISHING
Doctor Who Magazine #437, $8.99

PENNY FARTHING PRESS
Anne Steelyard Garden Of Emptiness Volume 3 GN (Of 3)(not verified by Diamond), $14.95

REBELLION/2000 AD
2000 AD Pack July 2011 (issues 1741-1744), $20.00
2000 AD Pack June 2011 (issues 1736-1740), $25.00
ABC Warriors The Black Hole GN (Simon & Schuster Edition), $17.99
Judge Dredd Megazine #313 (not verified by Diamond), $11.99
Judge Dredd The Restricted Files Volume 3 TP, $33.00
Nikolai Dante Hero Of The Revolution TP, $29.00

RHINE ENTERTAINMENT
Girls And Corpses Magazine Summer 2011, $8.95

SCHOLASTIC
Invention Of Hugo Cabret GN (New Printing), $24.99

SEA LION BOOKS
Aron Warners Pariah #2 (Of 4), $3.99

SOLO PUBLISHING
Cinema Retro Kellys Heroes Special, $11.99

STUDIO FOGLIO
Girl Genius Volume 10 Agatha H And The Guardian Muse HC, $48.95

SUNDAY PRESS BOOKS
Little Nemo In Slumberland So Many Splendid Sundays HC (New Printing)(not verified by Diamond), $125.00

TITAN PUBLISHING
CLiNT #9, $6.99
Star Wars Insider #127 (Special)(Aug/Sep 2011)(Previews Exclusive Edition), $7.99
Supernatural Magazine #27 (Sep/Oct 2011)(Newsstand Edition)(not verified by Diamond), $6.99

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Any Empire HC, $19.95

UDON ENTERTAINMENT
Randomveus Volume 1 HC, $29.99

UNDYING MONSTERS
Undying Monsters Magazine #2, $9.95

ULTRA VIOLENT
Ultra Violent Magazine #11 (not verified by Diamond), $5.95

VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS
Vanguard Frazetta Classics Volume 1 Johnny Comet HC (Deluxe Edition)(not verified by Diamond), $69.95
Vanguard Frazetta Classics Volume 2 White Indian HC (Deluxe Edition)(not verified by Diamond), $69.95

VIPER COMICS
Inspector Gadget Volume 1 Gadget On The Orient Express GN, $5.95
Johnny Test Volume 1 Once And Future Johnny GN, $5.95

VIZ MEDIA
Bokurano Ours Volume 4 GN, $12.99
Dorohedoro Volume 4 GN, $12.99
Shonen Jump Volume 9 #10 (October 2011)(not verified by Diamond), $4.99
Vagabond Volume 10 GN (VIZBIG Edition), $19.99

WILLIAM MORROW
Griff GN, $22.99

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales #63 (Dream Eater Crossover Part 9)(Cover A Eric Basaldua), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #63 (Dream Eater Crossover Part 9)(Cover B Nei Ruffino), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2011, $5.99
Salem’s Daughter Haunting #1 (Cover A Artgerm), $2.99
Salem’s Daughter Haunting #1 (Cover B Fan Yang), $2.99
Salem’s Daughter Haunting #1 (Mike DeBalfo SDCC Variant Cover), $2.99



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