Tag Archives: variants

Bombshells For Everyone!!!

DC Comics are making a change to the way they make their themed variant covers will be open to order, with no minimum order of another item required. Which means retailers can order as many of them as they like, and they …

Cover Variance: Six More All New Marvel Now Comics Get Blue Second Prints

Step into the blue… all these comics from Marvel are getting second prints, with blue hues to match.

Cover Variance: Lots Of Marvel Covers… And A Couple Of DC Ones Too. You Know, For Balance.

Marvel Comics is upping its variant cover stock quite a bit for the ALl New Marvel NOW! relaunches… Here, in reverse order, are a bunch of additional upcoming variant covers from Marvel. Avengers Undercover #1 Mark Brooks and John Tyler …

Cover Variance: Labbits Come To Marvel, Via Hastings

Hastings, the largest direct market comic book store chain in the world, has announced a new run of exclusive covers, in a deal with Marvel and Kidrobot. They begin with Superior Spider-Man and feature the Marvel range of Labbit vinyl …

Percentages And Longboxes – A Filthy Orphan by Nevs Coleman

Nevs Coleman writes: I have an idea, and once this column is out, I’m going into hiding because every comics retailer is going to hate me for it. As some of you might have worked out by now, I have …

Cover Variance: Forever Evil #1 Variants By Ivan Reis And Joe Prado

Courtesy of the Aquaman Shrine twitter feed (giving away a a digital copy on Wednesday to a lucky follower), variant covers by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado to DC Comics’ Forever Evil #1 out this Wednesday, with Ultraman, Superwoman and …

Exclusive Comics And Covers At London Super Comic Con – Including Nova!

Coming from London Super Comic Con later this month… I should be making it (possibly with girls in tow) but Bleeding Cool prescence will also be bolsterd by Bleeding Cool’s Dapper Dan and Tom Huxley with their keen reporter’s ears …

Cross Boxing – Return of Garth Gets Box Treatment

With the return of Garth Ennis to Crossed with Crossed: Badlands #25, Avatar Press decided to emphasize the return with additional covers. And one very cool box set.

The Retailer Variant Covers For Masks #1

There is something mesmeric about the retailer specific variant covers when laid out like this… here’s the latest batch for Masks #1, out this week, from Dynamite. Think of it as a league of extraordinary pulp characters…

Hastings Puts Its Comics Online – Including The Variants

Bleeding Cool first broke the story that Hasting was to become the USA’s largest chain of comic stores, when it gave over a hundred of its stores Diamond accounts and started stocking comics in depth. And we’ve been following its …

The Goosing Of Marvel NOW With Variants And Discount

Bleeding Cool has been getting repeated retailer reports that indicate that the Marvel NOW! relaunch is a little bit of a damp squib. Admittedly, there’s not much out there yet, just single issues of A+X, Marvel Now Point One, Red …

Gangnam Style Avengers #1 Tops The Reorder Charts

This seems to be a growing trend. For quite some time now, Bleeding Cool has run Advance Reorder charts, showing how retailers have been reordering comics yet to come out. It shows a ground level measure of changing demands, and …

Jesse James On Why Variants Are The Greatest Thing To Happen To Comics

Jesse James writes for Bleeding Cool. We tried to stop him but he threatened us with a lawsuit. When I started collecting comics, choices were easy. I walked into the Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Store and threw down my 60 …

Even More Marvel Variant Covers… And Are The New Avengers Made Up Of The Illuminati?

We ran a batch of Marvel NOW! Variant covers earlier. Well here are some more, including a look at Milo Manara’s Psylocke, and a bunch of pre-finished Joe Quesada covers, some of which we saw finished here earlier. A Fantastic …

Kerry Talbott And The Marvel Blank Sketch Covers

Velocity Comics in Richmond, VA are organising an art auction benefit for Kerry Talbott, a local comic book artist and cartoonist who was diagnosed with brain cancer two years ago after being let go from his twenty year year career …

Whosoever Shops For Comics… The Avengers Assemble #1 Customizable Retailer Variant Covers

Here are the two customizable retailer covers for Avengers Assemble #1. Retailers who order more copies of the regular version of Avengers Assemble #1 than they did for Fear Itself #7, will be able to order an additional 500 or …

X-Sanction #1 Second Print Covers In Glorious Black And White

  Here are the second print covers to X-Sanction #1, being rushed to stores by Marvel for the last week in December, and before the second issue of this AVX prequel ships in early January. So quickly, it seems, all …

A Few San Diego Variant Covers From Image

We’ve seen some of the exclusive debuts as San Diego from Image, including Marksmen, The Infinite #1 HC and XXX. But what about the exclusive variant covers to existing books? What about those? Well I’m glad you asked. Let’s have …