Eleven $2.99-And-Under New Comics Remaining In the Direct Market…

I mentioned the few remaining $2.99 comics and under comics in the direct market of late. And wistfully remembered DC Comics’ Holding The Line at $2.99. According to the most recent solicitations for June and July, here are the remaining non-reprint non-promotional comics still hitting that figure, ahead of May’s Free Comic Book Day…

Image Comics

SPAWN #298
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Jason Shawn Alexander (CA) Todd McFarlane
“WAR TO 300,” Part One—TWO ISSUES ‘TIL SPAWN #300! Spawn vs. the full might of Heaven’s newest Godsend-ROUND 1! TODD McFARLANE and JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER up the ante in this lead-up to SPAWN’s record-setting 300th issue, featuring TODD McFARLANE’s special parody recreation of one of his own classic comic book covers! (STL120935)
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99

Archie Comics

ARCHIE & FRIENDS BEACH PARTY #1
(W) Dan Parent (A) Various (CA) Jeff Shultz
Get ready for fun in the sun with Archie and his pals ‘n’ gals! This new issue of Archie and Friends features an epic beach party with an unexpected guest, a water skiing mishap, a beach movie starring none other than Archie Andrews… and more in this collection of classic-style summer stories! (STL120219)
24pgs, FC SRP: $2.99

DC Comics

SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #99
(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Walter Carzon, Horacio Ottolini
An overnight ride through the mountains on a vintage train. An assortment of weird and eerie passengers. And an elusive ghost that stalks the train at night. Can Scooby and the gang untangle the baffling mystery to figure out which passenger is behind it all before they reach their station and everyone leaves? Or will things just keep getting “Muddier on the Disoriented Express”?
RATED E (STL121139)
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #49
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
With his chemical shape-shifting powers, Metamorpho the Element Man is more than a match for pretty much any super-villain…except maybe a huge elemental monster with shape-shifting powers of its own! It’s up to the gang to solve the mystery and unmask the monster—once Scooby and Shaggy stop running in terror from both the monster and Metamorpho, that is!
ON SALE 07.24.19
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E

TEEN TITANS GO! #35
written by MATTHEW K. MANNING and J. TORRES
art by PHILIP MURPHY and SANDY JARRELL
cover by LEA H. SEIDMAN
Robin’s appalled when he finds Cyborg and Beast Boy “Dropping Stuff Down a Hole,” but it gets worse when they discover why that hole appeared! And Raven’s bummed that her teammates are trying to hire a magic user…is she about to be kicked off the team? Not if her “Disappearing Act” is successful!
ON SALE 07.17.19
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E
DIGITAL FIRST

LOONEY TUNES #250
written by SCOTT GROSS
art and cover by SCOTT GROSS
Baseball season is in full swing—which means it’s time for two favorite teams to meet again on the old diamond. Yes, it’s the Looney Tunes versus the Barnyard Dogs—and it’s time for “Bugs Bunny at the Bat”!
ON SALE 07.24.19
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E

Alterna Comics

EXILIUM #6 (OF 6)
(W) Ben Slabak (A) Salo Farias, Marc Sintes (CA) Salo Farias
The truth behind the Earth’s oppressor is revealed in this giant-sized, action-packed finale to the shock and dismay of our trio. They’re forced to devise a desperate plan to try and save the human race, while Earth’s dwindling defenses ready themselves to make their last stand. (STL119701)
56pgs, FC (6 of 6) SRP: $1.99

IT CAME OUT ON A WEDNESDAY #7
(W) Various, Peter Simeti (A) Various (CA) Peter Simeti
It’s a summer spectacular of stories! Horror, sci -fi, and fantasy are front and center in this ongoing double-sized anthology that features a mix of ongoing and short stories. This issue also features cover art by Alterna Comics publisher and series creator Peter Simeti. (STL119703)
48pgs, FC SRP: $1.99

MIDNIGHT MYSTERY VOL 2 CITY OF GHOSTS #1
(W/A/CA) Bernie Gonzalez
Phantoms, specters, spirits, and ghosts! Detective Zeke King has crossed paranormal paths with all of them in his search to explain the unexplained. But after being kidnapped and forced to work a cryptic case involving a dead man floating in the river, Zeke’s latest adventure may be his last! (STL119704)
32pgs, FC (5 of 4) SRP: $1.50

MIGHTY MASCOTS #2 (OF 3)
(W) Keith Gleason (A) Ian Waryanto (CA) Anton Bandi
The Mighty Mascots face their newest foes – and they’re bent on scrubbing the world clean of anything good and pure! Can the Mascots save the day from these tyrannical tooth-brushed terrors? (STL119705)
32pgs, FC (2 of 3) SRP: $1.50

SCRIMSHAW VOL 2 #3 (OF 4) TEARS OF SONORAN SEA
(W) Eric Borden (A/CA) Dave Mims
The mettle of the crew is tested when they reach the New Alamo and are forced to make a desperate decision. (STL119706)
32pgs, FC (3 of 4) SRP: $1.50

 

Eleven $2.99-And-Under New Comics Remaining In the Direct Market...

 

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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