How Many Times Can Marvel Exclusively Give Away the Same Exclusive Variant Cover at SDCC?

How Many Times Can Marvel Exclusively Give Away the Same Exclusive Variant Cover at San Diego Comic-Con?

Posted by July 22, 2018 Comment

It was first given away in a pack of Retailer Appreciation Lunch exclusive variant titles on the Friday at San Diego Comic-Con.

Believed to be distributed only to members in the room, we have confirmed that a copy of this variant edition of X-23 #1 was then sold on eBay for $200, though other copies have sold in the $150 to $170 ballpark. Not too shabby, not too unusual.

But if you were going to flip it, I hope you’ve already done so.

Because earlier today, the same X-23 variant was part of a pack that were given out at the Marvel True Believers Panel alongside the Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man that was also in the Retailer Lunch swag.

And now attendees at the X-Men panel at San Diego Comic-Con all received the same copy of X-23 #1, and were told that it was exclusive to the panel.

With such increased availability, expect that eBay value to plummet. And a few retailers trying to get a handle on what exclusive means in this brave new world.

(Last Updated July 22, 2018 3:27 pm )

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