The Strangest Detective Comics #1000 Variant Cover Yet

We called this Detective Comics #1000 variant cover the laziest possible. Scorpion Comics must have looked at that and said ‘hold my tequila’. Because this is the front to one of their retailer exclusive variant covers.

And this is the back cover.

Seriously. It is the Black Blank Sketch Variant, Intended, like the Blank Sketch Variant for artists to sketch on. And limited to 1000 copies. Released along with the other Detective Comics #1000 on March 26th. Just a week or so before April Fool’s Day.

How are you meant to sketch on it? Tipp-Ex? Chalk? White paint? Glue guns with glitter? It seems like quite a stumper. Oh and they are charging $2.99 each. Or five for $99.99. Or ten for $1798.99. Well they were, because they’ve just sold out of the ten packs.

I know.

But they also have another one from Clayton Crain. which makes it all better. Three versions for this one…

This one for $24.99.

This one for $49.99.

And this one for $59.99.

Add these to the ones we ran hereherehere, here, herehere, here, here, hereherehereherehere, here and here. Anyone fancy totting them all up so far?

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000
(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Dini, Warren Ellis, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Dennis O’Neil, Christopher Priest, Kevin Smith, Scott Snyder, Others (A) Doug Mahnke, Neal Adams, Greg Capullo, Tony S. Daniel, Steve Epting, Kelley Jones, Andy Kubert, Alex Maleev, Dustin Nguyen (CA) Scott Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee
After 80 years, it’s here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here! In Shops: Mar 27, 2019 Final Orders Due: Feb 18, 2019 SRP: $9.99

 

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