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AfterShock Comics Reverses Diamond's Variant Cover/Returnable Policy
Back in February, Bleeding Cool reported on Diamond Comic Distributors' new policy that was reducing publishers' abilities to make variant covers returnable Since the pandemic, lockdown, and shutdowns that affected the comic book industry, a number of comic book publishers had increased the amount of comic books that they made returnable to comic book stores[...]
loki
By the time the dust settled on the second episode of Disney+ and Marvel Studios' Tom Hiddleston-starring Loki, the streaming service found a way to double the mischief by introducing our variant of the Asgardian prince to another- except that would be Asgardian princess with Sophia Di Martino entering the scene as a Lady Loki variant[...]
Retailer Exclusive Marvel Covers Only Through Penguin Random House
Retailers, shows, subscription boxes, or creator studios will not be allowed to order them through the wholesale distributor, Diamond. Bleeding Cool has been looking at the  Diamond/Penguin Random House/Marvel Comics deal with interest to see what would lead different retailers to choose PRH or Diamond for their Marvel Comics titles. PRH offers a flat 50% discount rate[...]
Wonder Woman 1984 Credit Scene Revealed (Spoilers)
Yesterday, artist Tone Rodriguez posted on his Facebook page, read by a few dozen fans, the following retailer variant cover to the new Mighty Crusaders series that Rob Liefeld is writing and drawing for Archie Comics, with the first issue, The Shield Saying, Sooooo, this is Happening! The SHIELD #1 CAMELOT BOOKS AND COMICS EXCLUSIVE COVER From ARCHIE[...]
Cover Watch: Every Retailer Exclusive Variant For Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR #1
Of late some publishers have reduced that returnability but it still remains at a greater level than it once was. One result is that it has been easier for retailers to order tiered variant covers at 1:50, 1:100, even 1:1000 if they are free to return the overordered amounts But with more and more variant covers,[...]
CoverWatch: Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR #1
Here are a bunch of them. CoverWatch: 30 Covers For Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR #1 Forbidden Planet UK Exclusive – Skan Srisuwan Variant Forbidden Planet UK Exclusive – Skan Srisuwan Variant Set Also available from JetPack Comics in the US. Rod Reis Exclusive Cover limited to 700 copies. Rod Reis Exclusive Cover limited to 500 copies.   Christian Ward Exclusive Cover – State Of[...]
DC and Marvel Offer Retailer Exclusive Covers For February To April
To get an exclusive retailer cover from Marvel or DC, shops, shows or creators have to order a minimum of 3000 copies, with subsequent variants of the variant at 1500 and 1000 They pay the full wholesale price, plus the artist's cost – unless they are representing the artist themselves These can be sold for[...]
Patrick Gleason Creates Own Exclusive Venom Webhead Cover
And just as Patrick did an exclusive version of that first cover from his own website, a virgin variant cover that is selling for from $300 to $500 on eBay. Now Patrick Gleason has done another exclusive cover from his website for Venom #33 With Non-US customers dealing with Scott's Collectibles And at $25 standard, $35[...]
Amazing Spider-Man #55 Second Print Orders Double First Printing
While Patrick Gleason's own virgin variant version of the comic that he was selling for $24.99 each,is now selling for up to $200 raw on eBay as well. It also went to a second printing with a red cover – and a 1:50 version with a flipped-back-to-the-original artwork as Bleeding Cool suggested it might Meanwhile, the Gabrielle Dell'Otto variant has[...]
Secert Variant For Wolverine: Black White And Blood #2 This Wednesday
Here's the standard cover, below. Credit: Marvel for Wolverine: Black White And Blood #2 And here is the Marvel secret variant. Credit: Wolverine: Black White And Blood #2 from Marvel. He's got his mask off! Marvel Comics has run a few unannounced secret variant covers with minor changes, just to intrigue and excite comics collectors; you never know where[...]
Wonder Woman 1984 Variant Covers Now Rescheduled By DC For January
The Wonder Woman 1984 movie variant covers for a punch of normal DC Comics titles were originally scheduled to run in the run-up to the April 2020 planned release date for the movie.  The movie was postponed, the covers were cancelled on those April comic books The covers were then rescheduled for October alongside the[...]
8 Retailer Exclusive Marvel Variants For December, 12 For January
Marvel Comics is reviving up their exclusive retailer variant cover programmes again, for December 2020, they have a paltry eight but for January, ramping up to twelve for the New Year To get a retailer exclusive cover from Marvel or DC, shops, shows or creators have to order a minimum of 3000 copies, with subsequent[...]
Jock, Nick Derington and Matt Taylor's DC Future State Team Variants
It's Future State time! DC Comics has, of late, been issuing Team Variant covers for comic stores who cannot afford to go the whole hog and get a 3000 print run on an exclusive variant cover Instead, DC Comics do a 10,000 print run on each cover and let twenty stores buy a minimum 500[...]