Recently we ran a piece on how comic book retailers were amending the tier and ratio rates for their promotional covers line to make it easier for retailers to order them. A bit.
But it also coincides with Marvel offering over a thousand different older variant cover issues to retailers for knock down rates,
These are all books that over the last couple years — or even just a few months ago — retailers were given the privilege of buying at their standard discount only after agreeing to order dozens or hundreds of copies of the regular cover edition over what they could reasonably expect to sell.
Because the variants are so rare and collectible.
Just a word of warning…
UPDATE: Here's a few more… Marvel is unloading a total of 1110 variants. Many other issues meet or exceed the 1:25 criteria.