Four Mark Bagley Absolute Carnage Sketches Found – Are They Worth $20,000 Each?

Four of the Willy Wonka Golden Tickets Mark Bagley Absolute Carnage Sketch Editions appear to be found, out of twenty hidden away, disguises as regular-looking Absolute Carnage #1 issue published last week. Odds are, about one-in-a-thousand.

We've found images of four of them so far, posted to social media, sketch numbers 1, 6, 14, 20. And have heard that people are throwing around all sorts of figures, offering up to $20,000 for one. Which, yes, is ridiculous. But, yes, may also be true. And also giving those retailers who ordered thousands of copies of Absolute Carnage #1 in order to qualify for rarer and subsequently valuable chase covers a reason to go through every one of the copies they still have stored in large Diamond bozes in the back, and flicking them all to the final inside cover page to see if they got one or not.

If anyone has a way to tell from the cover alone, you may be about to save an awful lot of man-hours.

Just checked my own copy, Nope.

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(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman, J. P. Mayer
After turning Venom's world upside down a year ago, DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN are about to put the Sinister Symbiote through hell again, only this time CARNAGE has come calling, and everyone who's ever worn a symbiote is dead in his sights! He's skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but Cletus Kasady at last stands poised to make his grand return to New York in a blistering 60-PAGE story… and he wants to paint the town red!
Rated T+In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $7.99


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