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DC Comics To Run Hallowe’en Themed Variant Covers For October (UPDATE)

DC Comics gave their good friends at Buzzfeed the first look at the themed variant cover programme in October, to follow up on the Bombshell, Batman 75th Anniversary and Selfie themed variant covers. And it appears to be a little …

DC’s Bombshell Covers Top This Week’s Advance Reorders

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where …

GameStop Gooses The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Sales Numbers

Tomorrow sees the release of Amazing Spider-Man #1. Reports of sales estimates sees orders through the direct market of comic stores as topping 700,000 copies. We’ve already published one article about how this large number was achieved through a mixture …

Swipe File: Original Sin And Bangkok’s Top Charoen Optical

  These are the variant covers to the upcoming Original Sin Marvel event series running through the summer.   #1 by Steve McNiven, #2 by Agustin Alessio, #3 by Stephanie Hans, #4 by Butch Guice, #5 by Marco Checchetto, #6 …

Valiant’s 3D Unity Cover – Unboxing And Then Putting It On eBay (UPDATE)

Anything DC can do, Valiant can do… well in America rather than China. The Valiant Unity #1 3D cover, available to retailers for every 100 copies of Unity #1 that they choose not to return. Since issue #1 was made …

Retailer Quits Phantom Group Over Concerns About Religious Content Of Jesus Island

Bleeding Cool recently reported how the Phantom Group of retailers, which negotiate shared exclusive cover variants to be shared among themselves, had worked out a deal where they would receive a whole exclusive comic for a period of time, including …

Escape From Jesus Island #1 – A Exclusive Christmas Week Comic For Phantom Retailers

Phantom First Friday is a new exclusive deal arranged for retailers in the Phantom collective. A new comic, exclusive to those stores for a period of time, with an exclusive cover and launched on a Friday rather than the traditional …

Cover Variance: Alex Ross To Paint One Cover A Month For Marvel’s 75th Year. Starting With Avengers.

Marvel must have played very nice with Dynamite’s Nicky Barrucci for this to happen. But king of the painted variant cover, Alex Ross, is painting a series of covers for Marvel throughout 2014 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Marvel …

Cover Variance: X-Men Homage To The Avengers – And Vice Versa

Marvel is adding another ten covers onto Avengers 24.NOW, the launch of their All New Marvel Now refreshing-and-relaunching programme. This is for a comic already scheduled to have seven covers. They can only be ordered five covers at a time, …

Marvel Publishes Eminem Variant For… Something

Eminem has appeared in comics before. In The Punisher officially, and in Wanted unofficially. Looks like something else might be up.  Retailers will all receive one copy of an Eminem-variant covered comic for free, to coincide with the release of …

Cover Variance: Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D Covers Spread Across Marvel Comics

All these Marvel comics are getting Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. variant covers in November. And just enough time for retailers to up their orders to qualify for them… All-New X-Men #19 (on-sale 11/27/13) ·         Guardians of the Galaxy #9 (on-sale 11/13/13) …

Cover Variance: All The Retailer Covers For Sons Of Anarchy #1 And Samurai Jack #1

Comics will have three exclusive variant comic covers for New York Comic Con, for Batman #24, Forever Evil #1 and Superman/Wonder Woman #1. Where they will be selling them however, I have no idea. Still waiting to find out what …

Create Your Own X-Wedding With George Perez, Ming Doyle, Tim Seeley, Nick Bradshaw, Danica Brine, Paul Ryan, Bill Wilingham and Jack Purcell

Joe Gualtieri writes; Dave Costello has been my best friend for more than half my life. We met in high school bonded quickly over a love of comics. Since then it hasn’t mattered if we were in the same state …

Speculator Corner: Joker’s Daughter Leads The Pack For DC 3D Cover Demand

An advance copy of Joker’s Daughter #1 has just sold in eBay for $31. While The Joker #1 itself has just sold for $22.50. They will go on sale in comic stores, heavily allocated, next month for $3.99. No other …

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Debuts In Exclusive IDW Book

  IDW Publishing has announced a San Diego Comic Con exclusive special edition variant cover for My Little Pony #9 featuring the fan-favorite pony Glitter. To the delight of fans, Hasbro has announced that it will release a MY LITTLE …

Avatar Press’ Exclusive San Diego Comic Con Covers And T-Shirt: Absolution: Rubicon, Crossed, Skin Trade, Uber, Extinction Parade

Here is the impressive list of exclusive San Diego Comic Con covers available this year from Avatar Press (Booth #2701).  Absolution: Rubicon #1 Catfight Wraparound  $10.00 Product Description – Alpha and Happy Kitty throw down on this edition limited to …

Cover Variance: 12 Reasons For A Death Sentence For My Little Pony’s Guardians

Here’s the Forbidden Planet variant cover for the first issue of Titan Comics’ Death Sentence. It features VERITY… A micro-series variant of My Little Pony for Larry’s Comics and Jetpack Comics. Limited-Editions Comix have an Adi Granov variant Angela for …

A Few X-Men #1 Variant Covers On A Friday Morning (UPDATE)

It’s Friday morning in Arizona, okay? So we’re getting a new X-Men #1, courtesy of Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel. Which naturally means variant covers. Here are a few, including one from Limited Edition Comix in the UK, raising money …