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Soapstone Pig Figurine 3.5″w 2.5″h Pig Carving

Soapstone Pig Figurine 3.5"w 2.5"h Pig Carving

  • Soapstone Pig Figurine 3.5"w 2.5"h Pig Carving
  • Approximate size 3.5"w 2.5"h
  • Great gift for kids and pig figurine collectors
  • Handcrafted from soapstone in Peru by artisans
  • All colors shown are the natural color of the stone used


This beautiful one of a kind stone pig figurine is hand carved by peruvian artisans and makes a great gift for pig figurine collectors.

List Price: $ 9.99

Price: $ 9.99


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Q&A: Does anyone know if Galactus will actually appear in the new Fantastic Four Movie?

Question by Ronald W: Does anyone know if Galactus will actually appear in the new Fantastic Four Movie?
Everyone knows by now that the new Fantastic Four movie is loosely based off the comic "The Coming Of Galactus", for whom the Silver Surfer works. But does anyone know if Galactus will actually make a screen appearance? And if so, who would play him? Maybe CGI?

Best answer:

Answer by Faesk P
I think what's gonna happen is, they're going to persuade silver surfer to turn good. And when he does Galactus gets angry and is coming to earth himself. That's the end of the movie and it leaves it open for sequels. That's what i think is going to happen in the new Fantastic Four movie.

Add your own answer in the comments!


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Hansa Snow Leopard Cub Stuffed Plush Animal, Sitting

Hansa Snow Leopard Cub Stuffed Plush Animal, SItting

  • 17.5" L x 10" W x 16" H
  • Hansa Animals are proudly made in the Philippines by world-class artisans using only high-quality materials
  • Each Hansa Animal is individually hand-crafted in limited quantities from portraits of animals in their natural habitat
  • Each Hansa Animal includes an educational ÒAnimals that TeachÓ tag describing the animalÕs natural habitat
  • Most Hansa Animals have pliable wire frames inside, allowing you to actually pose the animal


Hansa is respected the world over for its finely crafted collection of our planetÕs animal kingdom. Originally created for exclusive European collectors, each plush animal is meticulously handcrafted from portraits of real animals in their natural habitat. By themselves, or paired with other Hansa Animals, these marvelous creatures make wonderful best friends for children, adults, and collectors alike. In addition, interior designers the world over often turn to Hansa animals when designing unique, one-of-a-kind spaces. Display them in groups, or use their large, signature animals to set the theme of a room.HansaÕs chief designer pulls from his background in anatomy when researching each animal. The fabric used for the spotted and striped animals is all custom designed to HansaÕs exacting specifications in small quantites. And all of the fabric used is hand-cut from intricate patterns and hand-trimmed by Hansa artisans, never stamped out by machines. An average of 42 seperate pieces are used for each small animal (some animals have as many as 240 different pieces). The face and body of each Hansa Animal is carefully sculpted inside-out to create their distinct features and musculature that are unique to each animal. And each face is hand finished, which means that each animal is unique Ð just as in real life.And every Hansa animal comes with a ÒToys that TeachÓ tag describing each animalÕs habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of their young and eating habits. HansaÕs goal is to help educate children and adults alike about the natural lives of these magnificent creatures, and to understand, respect and appreciate the importance of our co-existence with all animals.

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Price: $ 129.00


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RoomMates RMK1494GM Tinker Bell Giant Wall Decal with Glitter Wings Reviews

RoomMates RMK1494GM Tinker Bell Giant Wall Decal with Glitter Wings

  • Assembled size 27.5" wide by 30" tall - with glitter wings!
  • Easy to apply - just peel and stick!
  • Applies to any smooth surface
  • Removable and repositionable with no sticky residue
  • Made in the USA


Does your room need a little Disney magic? Look no further! This giant wall decal of Tinker Bell is great for little girls who love her playful ways. The decal can be removed or repositioned at any time, and will never leave behind any sticky residue when removed. And since Tinker Bell's wings are covered in glitter, she's sure to look magical on any wall! For more magic.

List Price: $ 19.99

Price: $ 18.75

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

  • Condition: Used, Very Good
  • Format: DVD
  • AC-3; Animated; Color; Dolby; Dubbed; DVD; NTSC; Subtitled; Widescreen


The tale of Disneys favorite fairy, Tinker Bell, continues in an all-new magical adventure beyond Pixie Hollow! Discover how the Pixies make their magic dust! Let your imagination soar as Autumn comes to Pixie Hollow. Take off in a hot air balloon with Tinker Bell and her new friend Blaze, a lightning bug who lights her way, on an enchanting secret journey to find a new moonstone, the source of the Pixies mystical dust. But hold on tight! There ll be amazing encounters, some close calls, and a daring rescue by her old friend Terence! In her biggest adventure yet, Tinker Bell not only learns a lesson in responsibility, she discovers the true meaning of friendship. From the creators of Tinker Bell, Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure is a captivating journey of self-discovery everyone will want to take.
Tinkerbell is back for a whole new season of adventure in Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure. Pixie Hollow is all abuzz with preparations for autumn and Tinkerbell is hard at work on her latest invention when she is unexpectedly summoned by Queen Clarion and the Minister of autumn. Tinkerbell fears that she's in trouble again, but is instead delighted to find out that Fairy Mary has recommended her for the important job of creating a one-of-a-kind scepter that will focus the light of an unusual blue harvest moon through a rare moonstone in order to replenish the pixie dust tree's supply of pixie dust. Tinkerbell gladly rises to the challenge, accepting her dust-keeper friend Terrence's offers of help, but as the days fly rapidly by, pressure begins to build and Tinkerbell becomes annoyed by Terrence's constant attention. Sending Terrence away on an errand seems like a good idea, but what he brings back inadvertently causes the almost finished scepter and the incredibly rare moonstone to break into pieces. Tinkerbell lashes out at Terrence and then departs alone on a desperate quest to fix the moonstone. What Tinkerbell learns on her journey is that she must take responsibility for her own actions and that the power and value of true friendship is much greater than she'd ever imagined. Like the first Tinkerbell, the colors and clarity of animation are simply breathtaking in this production, but the story lags somewhat thanks to a lengthy set up and a general lack of suspense in the first half of the film. Still, it's a perfectly entertaining movie that will delight children ages 3 and up as well as satisfy most parents. Returning voice talent includes Mae Whitman, Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Horrocks, Anjelica Huston, Jesse McCartney, and Raven-Symone. --Tami Horiuchi

Stills from Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

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The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 11/23/2011

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Flash #3 (Jim Lee Variant Cover)

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 and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from the Overstreet Guide to Comics (OVST), Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales numbers and rankings are courtesy of ICV2.com. The codes under the prices of new titles discussed are Diamond Comics order codes that can be used to help your local comic retailer in ordering the issues discussed. If you want to hear what this nerd sounds like you can catch him on his podcast, the Two-Headed Nerd Comicast, where he and his friend Joe discuss the latest comic news, review some new comics, and answer your questions.

New Comics Roundup

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, Nov. 23. For a full list of comics shipping this week, click here. To find a comic shop near you, click here.

Variant Watch

Here’s a list of all the variants shipping from Diamond this week and some info on the hot ones. The variant Ratios (i.e.; 1:10) represent how many of the regular issues the retailer has to order to receive one of the variants. If a ratio is not included it’s because I couldn’t get the information or because the variant is a new printing. The prices I post here are suggested, reasonable prices based on the ratios and may be higher or lower at your comic shop. Click here for this week’s complete shipping list.

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

Rachel Rising #1 (Red 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $ 3.99

AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT:

Cavewoman Cover Gallery #4 (Special Edition). Limited to 750 copies.

APOSTLE ARTS:

Billy Tucci A Child Is Born (One Shot)(Billy Tucci Variant Cover), 1:10. Yep, Billy Tucci, the guy who gave us the slutty Japanese assassin Shi is now doing an illustrating the story of the birth of Christ. Go figure . . .

ASPEN:

Executive Assistant Iris Volume 2 #5 (Cover C Sketch Variant). Retailers could order three sketch variants for every 10 regular copies ordered.

AVATAR:

Caligula #5 (of 6)(Jacen Burrows Golden Variant Cover), 1:5

BOOM!

Decision 2012 Ron Paul #1 (Cover B Jeffrey Spokes Superhero Variant), 1:10

BOUNDLESS:

Art Of Lady Death Volume 1 HC (Richard Ortiz Signed Wizard World Chicago Cover), $ 49.99. Limited to 350 copies.
Lady Death #7 (Gabriel Guzman Wizard World Chicago Cover), $ 9.99. Limited to 750 copies.
War Goddess #2 (Clint Hilinski Auxiliary Cover), $ 3.99. Limited to 1,000 copies.

DC:

Animal Man #1 (Travel Foreman 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $ 2.99

Flash #3 (Francis Manapul Black & White Variant Cover), 1:200. Time for the weekly “don’t pay too much for this one” rant. I saw one instance of a copy selling for $ 135 on eBay, but everything else was less than $ 100and there’s still plenty to choose from. So, without screaming, stay under $ 100 here. Watch for an $ 80-$ 90 price tag.

Flash #3 (Jim Lee Variant Cover). Retailers could order this variant equal to the lowest ordered New 52 #3 issue shipping this week. I’m guessing it’s Blackhawks, so don’t let sellers trick you into paying for this one like it’s a ratio variant. Just because your retailer only ordered five copies of Blackhawks and therefore can only order five copies of this variant doesn’t make it anymore rare. Watch for a $ 5-$ 7 price tag.

Shade #2 (of 12)(Cully Hamner Variant Cover), 1:10

DYNAMIC FORCES

Justice League #1 (Dynamic Forces)(Scott Williams Signed Edition), $ 29.99. Limited to 225 copies.

Living Corpse Exhumed #1 (of 6)(Dynamic Forces)(Ken Haeser & Buz Hasson Signed Cover), $ 19.99. Very limited to 25 copies.

Living Corpse Exhumed #1 (of 6)(Dynamic Forces)(Ken Haeser Authentix Edition With Hand-Drawn Corpse Sketch), $ 49.99. Also limited to 25 copies.

X-Men #1 (Dynamic Forces)(Ken Haeser Wolverine Remarked Edition), $ 49.99. Limited to 75 copies. Listed as Ken Haeser but Diamond lists the artist as Joe Rubinstein, who was the inker for the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (I had to look that up).

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:

Last Phantom #10 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover), 1:10
Last Phantom #10 (Fabiano Neves Variant Cover), 1:15
Last Phantom #10 (Stephen Sadowski Variant Cover), 1:10
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #8 (Ale Garza Risque Art Variant Cover), 1:20
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #8 (Paul Renaud Martian Red Variant Cover), 1:10

IDW:

Doctor Who #11 (Matthew Dow Smith Variant Cover), 1:10
Dungeons And Dragons #13 (Steve Ellis Variant Cover), 1:10
Ghostbusters #1 (Dan Schoening 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $ 3.99
Jack Avarice Is The Courier #4 (of 5)(Chris Madden Sketch Variant Cover),
Locke And Key The Guide To The Known Keys (Gabriel Rodriguez Variant), 1:10

MARVEL:

Avengers Solo #2 (of 5)(Thor Movie Variant Cover)

Avengers Solo #2 (of 5)(Thor Movie Variant Cover), 1:15. Not really sure why a story about Hawkeye gets a Thor Movie variant but, there ya go. A nifty Thor movie variant. OK, just checked, the DVD came out today. So, Thor Movie variant. Still, kinda weird. Regardless, watch for an $ 8-$ 10 price tag.

Fantastic Four #600 (John Romita Jr. Variant Cover)

Fantastic Four #600 (John Romita Jr. Variant Cover), 1:15
Fantastic Four #600 (Arthur Adams Variant Cover), 1:25
Fantastic Four #600 (Joe Quesada Variant Cover), 1:50

Fantastic Four #600 (Joe Quesada Sketch Variant Cover)

Fantastic Four #600 (Joe Quesada Sketch Variant Cover), 1:100. Not the best John Romita Jr. variant I’ve seen here but I guess none of his art has been his best lately. Watch for a $ 7-$ 10 price tag. I can’t find a picture of the Arthur Adams variant and I’ll bet it’s awesome. Come on Marvel, normally you guys are great at this. Watch for a $ 15-$ 20 price tag. The Quesada variant for this book is stunning. I may have to splurge for this one and if I do will be looking for a $ 30-$ 35 price tag. It’s just too cool. And finally, why Marvel and DC continue to give the sketch variants the highest ratio to order is beyond me. Wouldn’t people want the fully colored and finished variant more? I mean the sketch variant is cool, sure, but look at that finished variant. I don’t get it, but if you need this one, watch for a $ 70-$ 75 price tag.

Invincible Iron Man #510 (Mike Choi Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)

Invincible Iron Man #510 (Mike Choi Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover) 1:50. This one just screams Fleer-gold-embossed-Marvel-Legends-collector-card to me. Not bad; it just looks very ’90s to me. Maybe it’s the pose or the computer coloring but I’m definitely getting an “extreme” vibe from this one. Watch for a $ 25-$ 30price tag.

Kick-Ass 2 #5 (Bryan Hitch Variant Cover), 1:25
Kick-Ass 2 #5 (Photo Variant Cover), 1:15

Secret Avengers #19 (Larry Stroman Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover), 1:50. My love of Larry Stroman’s work goes all the way back to the mid-1980s, when he was working on Alien Legion with Chuck Dixon. That said, this is not the most amazing Stroman cover I’ve seen, and it doesn’t really say “50th Anniversary,” either. And why no faces? Watch for a $ 25-$ 30 price tag.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #2 (Kaare Andrews 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $ 3.99
Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #2 (Kaare Andrews 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $ 3.99

Wolverine And The X-Men #2 (Ed McGuinness Marvel 50th Anniversary Variant)

Wolverine And The X-Men #2 (Ed McGuinness Marvel 50th Anniversary Variant), 1:50. I don’t get this one, either. All in all, not a good week for Marvel 50th Anniversary variants. Unless you like Wolvie’s butt. Watch for a $ 25-$ 30 price tag.

Speculator Picks of the Week

These are comics that could sell out very quickly due to conservative ordering, popular demand, shipping errors or even UPS trucks overloaded with returned Penn State memorabilia and Rick Perry for President lawn signs. Pick them up while you can or pay too much for them later . . .

Locke & Key: Guide to the Known Keys one shot

 

Locke & Key: Guide to the Known Keys one shot

IDW
Written by JOE HILL
Art by GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ

Solicitation: This special standalone issue features an expanded Guide to the Known Keys, an all-new Guide to Failed Keys, and a story of summer-night magic, set in Keyhouse’s unlikely past.

32 pages
$ 3.99
JUL110327

Why it’ll go fast: Apparently, I’m the only jerk that isn’t reading Locke and Key and I’m missing out on a hell of a story. It’s on my “to read” list, I swear. Like the other Locke and Key comics, this one will go very quickly but probably not right away. I’m guessing retailers order lighter on this one than a normal story issue and reorder as fast as they can when it sells just as well as the regular story issues. IDW has been content—or it a least seems that way—to print smaller runs of first-printings and then sell reprinting, which is another reason why this one will go quickly. Will the guide have huge back-issue value? Probably not, but it will be hard to find.

Kapow World Record Special #1

Kapow World Record Special #1

MARVEL
Plot by MARK MILLAR
Written by PAUL CORNELL, KIERON GILLEN and more
Art by FRANK QUITELY, DAVE GIBBONS, JOHN ROMITA JR., LEINIL YU, JOCK, OLIVIER COIPIEL, SEAN PHILLIPS, DUNCAN FERGRADO & more!

Solicitation: In April 2011, Mark Millar, Frank Quitely, Dave Gibbons, John Romita Jr, Leinil Yu, Paul Cornell, Andy Diggle, Jock, Duncan Fegrado, Sean Phillips and more than 50 other comic-book creators joined forces with Kapow to break not one but TWO Guinness World Records—the fastest comic-book ever produced and the biggest number of creators working on a single comic. The Kapow Special stars Superior and was written, penciled, inked and lettered in less than 12 hours. PLEASE NOTE: All proceeds from the sales of this comic will go to Yorkhill Sick Children’s Hospital in Scotland and the print-run for this book will be limited to just 10,000 copies.

24 pages
$ 2.99
Sold Out

Why it’ll go fast: This one has the mark of “Ridiculously High Priced Back Issue” stamped right on the cover. Every artist that worked on the book is amazing and there’s more than 10 of them, two great writers, and it’s a limited print run for charity. That’s enough to make collectors kill each other to get a copy. Watch for this one to start a little slow and then skyrocket in value. By this weekend, I’m betting it’s selling for at least $ 20.

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Matt Baum is WorthPoint’s comic book Worthologist. If you have any questions about these books or anything else in the comic book world feel free to contact Matt or post your question below in the Comic Book Forum in the WorthPoint Forums, located in the Community tab. You can also reply to this article in the “leave a reply box below. If you need more comic-nerd in your life, you can follow Matt on Twitter, where he’s always screaming about something nerd-related. Thanks to all Matt’s new followers and keep the comments coming!

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What Is It? What’s It Worth? Roseville Vase

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WorthPoint member Jeff A. found an unmarked vase in an antique store he liked. It looked like an early Art Nouveau piece, probably from the turn of the 19th century. The dealer concurred, and eventually they struck a deal. After engaging WorthPoint’s “Ask A Worthologist” service, Jeff now knows that the preconception as to when it was made made it hard to find out the real history of the piece.

Jeff A. found an unusual vase he thinks is Art Nouveau. He recently bought it at an antique store because he liked its design. His curiosity got the better of him and he’s since done a little research on it. He’s intrigued because it has no maker’s marks, number or letters to give any idea as to who made it and he’s come to the conclusion that because it has no markings on it and the decoration is full of organic, flowing lines of intertwined morning glories, that the piece must be a pre-1891 Art Nouveau example. He only paid $ 250 for it, using the fact there was no marking on it as a haggling point from an original price of $ 300. The label on it had nothing claiming it was anything in particular, but the dealer said, in his opinion, it was probably a turn-of-the-19th-century piece. As Jeff has not been able to find a match for this piece as Art Nouveau he contacted WorthPoint’s “Ask a Worthologist” service to inquire about its origins and value. His inquiry was forwarded to me, here’s his question:

“I bought this vase from an antique store around a month ago asthe design was a little unusual and I liked it. The dealer didn’t seem to know much about it because it had no company stamp on it, but said it came out an estate auction with a bunch of pottery that was marked dating to the turn of the 19th century. I managed to haggle him down from $ 300 to $ 250 because it was unmarked. After I got it home I did a little digging on Google and think this might be a 19th-century Art Nouveau piece because it has no country mark* and the morning glory design. I could not find a match for this vase searching for “Art Nouveau Morning Glory Vase” and am really curious as to what it really is.”

Here’s my response:

Sometimes research takes us in the wrong direction if we have a preconceived notion as to what we are looking. While many pieces made prior to 1890 had no country of origin marks, and the morning glory vine is a Art Nouveau icon, in the case of this piece, neither of these assumptions are correct. Your vase is actually quite a bit newer than either you or the dealer believed. It’s actually a piece by the well known Art Pottery by Roseville in its “Morning Glory” pattern. This pattern dates to 1935. Yours is a model 730-10 in green, but it was also made in white as well. The green version is generally more sought after than the white.

The reason for the lack of markings is that some pieces in this pattern originally had foil labels, which were either removed or have simply fallen off over time. Standard colors for this pattern are green and white, green is usually priced higher than white. In addition to the foil labels, some early Morning Glory pieces were also marked with hand-written shape numbers. Some examples have familiar, die-impressed Roseville script marks telling of the shape number and size.

There are about 18 different Morning Glory shapes that I’m aware of, including, candlesticks, bowls, baskets, vases and wall pockets. Even though your vase is not what you originally thought it was, you still did quite well by getting it retail for $ 250.00. In the current market comparable Roseville Morning Glory vases often sell even at auction for more than $ 300.

Mike Wilcox, of Wilcox & Hall Appraisers, is a Worthologist who specializes in Art Nouveau and the Arts and Craft movement.

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Alabama Plush Elephant

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Dining with Antiques – Christmas Rosettes

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The antique kitchen implements used to make these Christmas Rosettes are highly collectible and can still be used as designed.

In the 1840s and 1850s, northern Europe experienced a wave of crop failures and food shortages that resulted in a flood of immigration to the United States. Scandinavian settlers brought with them the tradition of making an assortment of delicious Christmas cookies using open fireplaces and cast iron implements. Over time, cultures blended into America’s melting pot and traditions became diluted. But these fascinating cookie-making tools can sometimes still be found, hidden among the Dutch ovens, skillets and other cast iron miscellany on tables at outdoor flea markets.

The items, resembling small branding irons (with screw-on “brands”), are used to make rosettes, a favorite Nordic Christmas treat.

They are especially prevalent in the area northwest of the Great Lakes and into the northern plains states, where many Norwegian and Swedish immigrants settled after the Civil War. These tools are often unidentified or mislabeled, but they still make wonderful cookies.

The heated, decorative end of the implement is dipped in batter and then immersed into hot oil or lard to fry. When browned, the cookie is gently eased off the iron and dusted with powdered sugar. The cookie is somewhat similar to a light and airy, crispy funnel cake, but it is less sweet and not as dense.

Some people collect the old implements because of the variations in shapes and designs. They make wonderful rustic wall hangings, especially over a mantle. Rosettes can resemble roses (the traditional shape) as well as stars, butterflies, diamonds, hearts, snowflakes, wheels and various geometric designs. Many sets also come with screw-in timbale (or patty) molds to make delicate pastry shells with the same batter. The shells can be filled with whipped cream, custard, jam or fruit.

An early 1900s long-handled rosette and timbale set made from cast iron.

This short, double-handled rosette set from the 1930s made from heavy aluminum.

A 1930s German Waffelbäckerei boxed set.

Rosettes were also favored by German immigrants, who called them waffelbäckerei. A popular German boxed set from the 1930s includes recipes and instructions in English, German and French. The English version calls the treats “waffles” or “wafers” and even suggests serving them as a main dish with savory cream sauces containing asparagus, chicken, hard-boiled eggs or spinach. If you can find an old German set, it is a fun addition to any collection.

The antique cast-iron tools with wood handles (or no handles) are the most valuable and collectible. But don’t worry if you can’t find them. Many cooks with Scandinavian ancestors still make rosettes as an annual Christmas tradition and several companies (such as Nordic Ware, Ursula, Sugarcraft and Kitchen Emporium) produce the cookie and timbale irons using a modern aluminum alloy. To avoid sticking, the new utensils require a little seasoning with oil and heat before use.

Traditional Rosettes

2 eggs
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup flour

Beat eggs slightly with sugar and salt. Add milk and flour and blend until smooth. Heat lard or vegetable oil to 375 degrees. Place the decorative end of the iron in the oil for a minute or two to heat, then gently wipe clean.

Quickly dip the heated iron into the batter but do not allow the batter to come over the top of the mold. Immerse in hot oil for 20 to 30 seconds until golden. Using tongs, tap the rosette off of the iron onto absorbent paper to drain. Heat the iron in the oil and wipe again before making the next rosette.

When cooled, sprinkle the rosettes with powdered sugar. This recipe makes approximately 40 cookies.

NOTES: Rosettes take some practice to perfect, but they are worth the effort! If the batter does not adhere to the iron, the iron may be too cold or have too much oil on it. If the rosette falls off of the iron into the oil, there is not enough flour in the batter. If the oil is too hot or too cold, the cookies may not set properly or will be too greasy. It is amazing to imagine how these tender rosettes were originally made—with heavy cast iron tools, using a large cauldron over an open wood fire.

The traditional recipe (that is several hundred years old) contains very little sugar. Sweetness comes from the powdered sugar sprinkled over the top. Some modern adaptations suggest adding additional sugar or butter to the batter and sometimes call for anise, cocoa, rum, almond, vanilla or lemon flavoring.

Liz Holderman is a Worthologist who specializes in collectible books. “Dining with Antiques” is an ongoing feature in which she highlights collectible dinnerware and food-related antiques, along with vintage recipes.

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Batman Odyssey Volume 2 #2 (of 7)(Neal Adams Black & White Variant Cover)

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 and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from the Overstreet Guide to Comics (OVST), Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales numbers and rankings are courtesy of ICV2.com. The codes under the prices of new titles discussed are Diamond Comics order codes that can be used to help your local comic retailer in ordering the issues discussed. If you want to hear what this nerd sounds like you can catch him on his podcast, the Two-Headed Nerd Comicast, where he and his friend Joe discuss the latest comic news, review some new comics, and answer your questions.

New Comics Roundup

Below you will find all the info you could possibly need on the hot, new comics shipping this Wednesday, Nov. 30. For a full list of comics shipping this week, click here. To find a comic shop near you, click here.

Variant Watch

Here’s a list of all the variants shipping from Diamond this week and some info on the hot ones. The variant Ratios (i.e.; 1:10) represent how many of the regular issues the retailer has to order to receive one of the variants. If a ratio is not included it’s because I couldn’t get the information or because the variant is a new printing. The prices I post here are suggested, reasonable prices based on the ratios and may be higher or lower at your comic shop. Click here for this week’s complete shipping list.

Remember, this is a fifth week so the list may look a little sparse.

ARCHIE:

Archie #627 (Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover)(Archie Meets KISS Part 1). Listed as a variant but no ratio information available. I’m guessing this was a 50/50 spilt.

BOOM!

Decision 2012 Sarah Palin #1 (Cover B Jeffrey Spokes Superhero Variant), 1:10

DC:

Batman Odyssey Volume 2 #2 (of 7)(Neal Adams Black & White Variant Cover), 1:10. I had to stare at this one for a few seconds before the image popped out. This story has not been very well received, but you’ve got to give Adams props for drawing the hell out it. Watch for a $ 5-$ 7 price tag.

Uncharted #1 (of 6)(Adam Hughes Variant Cover), 1:10

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:

Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #1 (Alex Ross Negative Art Variant Cover), 1:25
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #1 (Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), 1:100
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #1 (Francesco Francavilla Retro Original Art Variant Cover), 1:50
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #1 (Francesco Francavilla Wraparound Variant Cover), 1:10
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #1 (Paul Renaud Black & White Variant Cover), 1:75
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #1 (Wagner Reis Variant Cover), 1:25
George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #3 (Mike Miller Negative Art Variant Cover), 1:25
George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #3 (Mike Miller Virgin Variant Cover), 1:15
Warlord Of Mars #9 (Wagner Reis Risque Red Re-Order Variant Cover),
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #5 (Arthur Adams Martian Green Risque Re-Order Variant Cover)
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #6 (Ale Garza Earth Blue Risque Re-Order Variant Cover)

Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #6 (Ale Garza Martian Red Risque Re-Order Variant Cover). All these “re-order variants” are basically new printings with different covers and can be ordered normally. Don’t pay any more than cover price.

Warlord Of Mars Fall Of Barsoom #4 (Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), 1:10
Warlord Of Mars Fall Of Barsoom #4 (Francesco Francavilla Virgin Variant Cover),1:25
Warlord Of Mars Fall Of Barsoom #4 (Joe Jusko Black & White Variant Cover), 1:15

IDW:

Cobra #7 (Ben Templesmith Variant Cover), 1:10
Jack Avarice Is The Courier #5 (of 5)(Chris Madden Sketch Variant Cover) 1:10
Infestation 2 Ashcan (Promotional Item),
Star Trek #3 (Photo Variant Cover), 1:20
Star Trek #3 (Tim Bradstreet Sketch Variant Cover), 1:10

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 (Fred Hembeck Variant Cover)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 (Fred Hembeck Variant Cover), 1:25. If it were up to me, Fred Hembeck would be a rich man. I loved his Peter Porker the Amazing Spider-Ham when I was a kid and I love his TMNT variants. There’s nothing flash going on here, just wacky Hembeck art. Watch for a $ 12-$ 15 price tag. And I’m not kidding; if I come into a large amount of money, Fred Hembeck will never have to work again. Unless he wants to, of course.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 (Kevin Eastman Black & White Variant Cover), 1:10

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Complete Invincible Library Volume 3 HC (Limited Signed & Numbered Edition)

Complete Invincible Library Volume 3 HC (Limited Signed & Numbered Edition), $ 175. Limited to 150. It’s hard to know if these will be worth it in the long run but, when I see a print run that low, it’s hard not to get excited. Especially because these are gorgeous hardcover collections.

MARVEL:

Brilliant #1 (Mark Bagley 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $ 3.95
FF #12 (Gabrielle Dell’Otto Variant Cover),

FF #12 (Skottie Young Fantastic Four 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)

Herc #10 (Last Issue)(Mike Oeming Variant Cover)

FF #12 (Skottie Young Fantastic Four 50th Anniversary Variant Cover). Unlike the other FF 50th anniversary covers, this one does not have a 1:50 ratio, which is weird. Why change it now? Retailers had to exceed their orders of FF#6 with this issue and they could order all they need of this variant. Why #6? Sure it was the return of Black Bolt, but it wasn’t that big of a deal. I don’t get it. Regardless, watch for a $ 5-$ 7 price tag.

Herc #10 (Last Issue)(Mike Oeming Variant Cover), 1:15. This is a great cover by Omeing and, had Marvel been thinking, he would have been a great artist for this series and it might not be cancelled. This is the final issue, by the way, and to be honest, I didn’t love this Hercules series as much as the last one. Writers Pak and Van Lente just seemed to lose steam after the Chaos War crossover. I’ll miss you, Herc. Watch for a $ 7-$ 9 price tag.

Thunderbolts #166 (Paul Renaud Marvel Comics Anniversary Variant Cover)

Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #4 (Chris Stevens Marvel 50th Anniversary Variant)

Thunderbolts #166 (Paul Renaud Marvel Comics Anniversary Variant Cover), 1:50

Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #4 (Chris Stevens Marvel 50th Anniversary Variant), 1:50. Both of these are really unimpressive. There’s something weird about Renaud’s Cap costume on the Thunderbolts cover (what’s with that neckline?) and the Stevens cover of Ultimates #4 is a fun Secret Wars homage but it’s just plain bad. I would think Marvel would’ve tried a little harder for its 50th anniversary. Thunderbolts is a low-ordered title that’s been dropping in sales (October’s #164 checked in at the 105th-spot on the top 300, which was down eight spots from September), so expect this variant to be hard to find. Watch for a $ 25-$ 30 price tag. Ultimates is a top #50 seller, so this variant should be easier to find. Watch for a $ 20-$ 25 price tag.

Uncanny X-Men #2 (Billy Tan Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)

Uncanny X-Men #2 (Billy Tan Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover), 1:50. Help me out here, Marvel nerds: I’m having a tough time placing what cover this variant pays homage too. Nicely done by Tan, though. This is much more in the vein of what I was thinking for a 50th anniversary cover. Watch for a $ 20-$ 25 price tag.

Uncanny X-Men #544 (Greg Land 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $ 3.99
X-Men Legacy #259 (David Yardin Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover), 1:50
X-Men Legacy #259 (Nick Bradshaw Regenesis Gold Variant Cover), 1:15

Speculator Picks of the Week

These are comics that could sell out very quickly due to conservative ordering, popular demand, shipping errors or even UPS drivers occupying the Superdome in New Orleans in protest of an LSU vs. Alabama National Championship game and refusing to leave until the NCAA sets up a college football playoff system. It’s barely a sport at this point. The Miss America Pageant is more competitive and fair than college football. It’s laughable! Sorry I’m ranting. Pick them up while you can or pay too much for them later . . .

Uncharted #1

Uncharted #1

DC:
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by SERGIO SANDOVAL
Cover by TONY HARRIS

Solicitation: The critically acclaimed and best-selling PlayStation 3 video game jumps onto the comic page, featuring an all-new, action-packed story written by Joshua Williamson (Superman/Batman) with fantastic covers by the legendary Tony Harris. It’s just in time for the highly anticipated Uncharted #3: Drake’s Deception coming in November! A quest for the legendary “Amber Room” launches Nathan Drake on a journey to the center of the earth. As enemies from Sir Francis Drake’s past come for revenge on his descendant, Drake must use all the skills at his disposal to stay one step ahead of the game!

32 pages
$ 2.99
SEP110213

Why it’ll go fast: This is another video game-inspired comic that will force comic shops to fight for copies with video game retailers. Uncharted is one of Sony PlayStation’s highest-selling titles with a pretty solid storyline that should lend itself nicely to a comic adaptation. Watch for copies to go fast. Not as fast as the video game, but I’ll bet it sells out by next week. Nice covers by both Tony Harris and Adam Hughes on this one too.

The Haunt #19

The Haunt #19

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Written by JOE CASEY
Art and Cover by NATHAN FOX

Solicitation: An all-new creative team kicks off with a bold new direction! Brothers Daniel and Kurt Killgore have shared an ominous power, but things begin to unravel—for both of them—when a past tragedy comes back to haunt them. All-new action! All-new enemies! The new nightmare begins . . . now!

32 pages
$ 2.99
JUL110423

Why it’ll go fast: The Haunt is about to get weird. The kind of weird that only Joe Casey can provide. Casey has worked on a myriad of titles for Marvel, DC, Image and just about every other publisher you can think of. His two recent works, Godland and Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker (both for Image), have been two of most bizarre and best-reviewed yet. Casey is also one of the creators behind Man of Action Studios, which created Ben 10 and Generator Rex cartoon shows for the Cartoon Network. I love Casey’s writing and Nathan Fox’s frantic art style should be perfect for the Haunt’s new direction. I’d expect this one to sell out when the reorders come in next week.

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Teen Titans ~Comic To Cartoon~ ☆Narrated☆【1/2】

A TSP special Episode,this narration looks back on the Teen Titans animated cartoon and how it compares to its comic origin. What's discussed in this video.. ~The Teen Titans~ Robin Comparison (Dick Grayson) Starfire Comparison (Koriand'r) Raven Comparison (Rachael Roth) Beastboy Comparison (Garfield Logan) Cyborg Comparison (Victor Stone) Terra Comparison (Terra Markov) ~Villains~ Deathstroke Comparison (Slade Wilson) ~Relationships~ RobinxStarfire RobinxRaven BeastboyxTerra *The images used in this slide show narration are ones that I found across the internet,they are property of their respectful owners*