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Star Wars Action Figure Variants Collected in $10 One-Shot in April

Marvel Finally Publishes a Comic That’s Nothing But Variant Covers

Well, they’ve finally done it. Marvel has finally come to the inevitable conclusion that if you give a comic enough variant covers, it doesn’t really matter what’s inside. And so, in April, Marvel will publish a comic that consists of nothing but variant covers. Over a hundred of them, in fact. It’s a glorious moment […]

Marvel Celebrates Chinese New Years the Only Way They Know How... with Variants

Marvel Celebrates Chinese New Year the Only Way It Knows How… with Variants

Marvel Comics has unveiled three connecting Spider-Man variants by Chinese artist Jie Yuan, the first of a series of variants celebrating Chinese New Year. The artist was chosen as part of a talent search conducted by Marvel and Wacom last year and has produced covers for Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #3, Amazing Spider-Man #39, and […]

Image Reveals Mercy #1 Variants by Artgerm and Enrico Marini

Image Reveals Mercy #1 Variants by Artgerm and Enrico Marini

Image Comics has revealed two more covers for Mercy #1, the upcoming former Panini mini-series launching in the United States in March by Mirka Andolfo. With the addition of covers by Artgerm and Enrico Marini, that’s all of the issue’s covers revealed. Well, not the blank one. We wonder what that will look like. Mirka […]

All 36 Retailer Variant Covers for Wonder Woman #750

All 36 Retailer Variant Covers for Wonder Woman #750

DC Comics is celebrating what would have happened if they had the good sense and restraint not to reboot their titles a bunch of times as the current Wonder Woman series is renumbered starting at Wonder Woman #84, which is now Wonder Woman #750, with additional issues following the same legacy number format. It’s something […]


Spider-Woman Gets a Surprise Costume Redesign Ahead of New Series Launch

Spider-Woman Gets a Surprise Costume Redesign Ahead of New Series Launch

Back in November, Marvel revealed plans to launch a new Spider-Woman series in March by Karla Pacheco and Pere Perez, and the cover (and a series of variant covers celebrating the sales boost a new number one issue would provide) indicated that Spider-Woman would continue to wear her classic costume, as she did in Strikeforce. […]


For FOC, Here's Jeff Lemire's Variant Cover for Skulldigger & Skeleton Boy #1

BEHOLD: Jeff Lemire’s FOC Variant Cover for Skulldigger & Skeleton Boy #1

With final order cutoff approaching in one week, Dark Horse Comics has given Bleeding Cool the opportunity to write the word EX-X-XCLUSIVE repeatedly in an article by giving us the EX-X-XCLUSIVE reveal of Jeff Lemire’s final order cutoff incentive variant for Skulldigger & Skeleton Boy #1, the first issue of the new mini-series launching in […]




Marvel Reveals More NYCC Exclusive Variants and They Glow in the Dark

Marvel Reveals More NYCC Exclusive Variants and They Glow in the Dark

They say comic conventions are hardly about the comics anymore, but tell that to the publishers selling all kinds of EX-X-XCLUSIVE variants at the shows! We’ve already covered some of Marvel’s variant offerings for October’s New York Comic Con twice, but the House of Ideas is back for a new round (because “variants” are their […]


Now Image Reveals Clayton Crain's Spawn #301 Cover

Now Image Reveals Clayton Crain’s Spawn #301 Cover

Earlier today, Bleeding Cool reported that Image Comics had extended the final order cutoff date for Spawn #301, the record-breaking issue which will make Spawn the longest-running creator-owned comic in the world. The reason? Well, despite offering seventeen covers for the issue, Image hadn’t yet revealed them all, so in an attempt to give retailers […]

Marvel Demonstrates Commitment to Mary Jane Series with 24 Variants

Marvel Demonstrates Commitment to Mary Jane Series with 24 Variants

In October, Marvel will launch a new ongoing comic book starring Mary Jane Watson, The Amazing Mary Jane, by Leah Williams and Carlos Gomez. And in case anyone was worried Marvel wasn’t fully behind the book, never fear: the company is showing it means business in the best way it knows how… by releasing a […]

MArvel Reveals More Immortal Variants Homaging Immortal Hulk #16

Marvel Reveals More Immortal Variants Homaging Immortal Hulk #16

At the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con Friday, retailers were treated to a look at two more Immoral Variants for comics coming out in September. Taking a cue from the wildly popular cover to Immortal Hulk #16, these variants show a gruesome transformation between the title character of the book’s two identities. For […]

DC Villains Stage Hostile Takeover in November, With Acetate Covers

DC Villains Stage Hostile Takeover in November, Unleash Acetate Covers on Readers

DC’s Year of the Villain isn’t done unleashing gimmicky variant covers on the DC Universe just yet! Following the cardstock variants for Year of the Villain and Lex Luthor’s “offer,” DC is planning another line-wide event in November with Hostile Takeover. This won’t surprise you, but Bleeding Cool scooped the name of this event way […]

Marvel Reveals 80th-Anniversary Frame Variants for August

Marvel Homages 25th-Anniversary Covers with 80th-Anniversary Frame Variants in August

Marvel is commemorating their 80th-Anniversary by releasing a series of frame variants homaging the special cover frames they used when they celebrated their 25th-Anniversary 33 years ago. Wait, what? Look, it’s Marvel math, and it all depends when you consider the starting point, just like with legacy numbers. Okay, fine. How about this. It’s magic. […]

Marvel Celebrates Immortal Hulk with Immortal Variants in September

Marvel Celebrates Immortal Hulk with Immortal Variants in September

As Immortal Hulk continues to outsell Batman, publisher Marvel Comics is looking to cash in on some of that Immortal sales appeal with a line of Immortal variant covers in September. Modeled after Bruce Banner’s transformation on the Joe Bennett variant cover of Immortal Hulk #16, the variants will appear on other Marvel titles and […]

Marvel Unveils 7 Powers of X #1 Variants by Jack Kirby, More

Marvel Unveils 6 New Powers of X #1 Variants by Jack Kirby, More

Earlier today, we took a look at  7 new variant covers unveiled by Marvel for House of X #1, including a hidden gem variant reusing an old Dave Cockrum rejected cover which was later reprinted as a black and white pin-up in 1982’s Special Edition X-Men, and then later used as a color cover for […]