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Variant Cover Picks of the Week

8/21/2022-8/27/2022

Hello Comic Fans!

Welcome to the First Installment of Variant Cover Picks of the Week!

Let me first Introduce myself... I am MIKE! One part of the team that makes up MODERN ERA COMICS! 
I recently got back into comics in 2020 after a long hiatus(~15 years) from my childhood. I always loved the heroes and their stories, the adventures and fantasy worlds that the comics presented to me as a child. It inspired me, for a time, to write and draw my own comics! 
BUT! Above all I enjoy collecting rare and obscure books along with all the trendy books on everyone's pull lists. 
That is why I will bring to you each week; variant covers I feel are worthy of mention. 
I will share, in no specific order, my picks for variant covers and share a small detail that may be of interest to collectors new and old!
Be it, first appearance, tv/movie speculation, HOT series, or just really AWESOME art!
Now with that out of the way...LET'S GET INTO THE LIST!

ACTION COMICS #1046

  • CVR B
  • Cover Artist – Lee Bermejo ( @leebermejoart)

Why is it on the list?

I am a HUGE Superman fan, so you can expect 1 or 2 Superman covers on this list each week! 

As far as this cover goes, it scores big on COOL factor and definitely speaks to what Superman is as a symbol for hope. 

Amazing Spider-Man #8

  • 1:25 Ratio Incentive
  • Cover Artist – Patrick Gleason (@patrick_gleason)

Why is it on the list?

The next installment for the current Amazing Spider-Man run!

Homage Cover AND New suit! And according to the solicitation, some new gadgets for Spidey as well! 

Damage Control #1

  • CVR B
  • Cover Artist – Will Robson ( @robsonink)

Why is it on the list?

NEW SERIES that looks to be more light-hearted book among the heavier storylines currently in print. Cover itself has a lot of action and comedy so it sets up the book better than the main cover honestly. SPEC POTENTIAL in that Damage Control has been a part of a few Marvel series in the MCU

Deathstroke INC. #12

  • CVR C Lapham Swimsuit Variant
  • Cover Artist – David Lapham ( @DavidALapham)

Why is it on the list?

This year DC has been putting out swimsuit variants for the summer, and most are run of the mill showcasing characters in swimsuits. 

David Lapham turned his cover up a notch and added some ACTION! Definitely a COOL COVER to pick up for Deathstroke fans and the series itself has been one to enjoy so far!

Department of Truth #20

  • CVR C 1:50 Ratio Incentive
  • Cover Art – Martin Simmonds ( @martinsimmonds)

Why is it on the list?

Department of Truth is still going strong, and one thing you cannot deny is the twist and turns it takes with each arc.

SPEC potential for KEY event in this issue, with a show rumored in the works every issue will matter sooner than later.

Also, this cover specifically could be a low print run due to being a ratio incentive and might be an easy catch at a reasonable price upon release. 

End After End #1

  • 1:50 Ratio Incentive
  • Cover Artist – Jason Shawn Alexander ( @jasonshawnalex)

Why is it on the list?

Another new series from an indie studio ( Vault Comics) with killer art gets this one on the list in a hurry!

Indie Studios with high ratio covers always have the biggest potential for low print runs. Series has an interesting premise that could keep it going for a long time. 

**Keep an eye out for the 1:75 and 1:100 for a decent price. similar art for both with color variations

Evanescence ECHOES FROM THE VOID #1

  • CVR B 1:5 Ratio Incentive
  • Cover Artist – no credit given

A really awesome video game HOMAGE COVER to one of the best Legend of Zelda games to come out ( Breath of the Wild)

Should be a very easy pick up if you have not already added to your pull list. Bonus points for more bands making comics!

Fantastic Four #46

  • Superlog Predator Variant
  • Cover Artist – Superlog ( @superlog)

Why is it on the list?

Marvel coming in with another Predator crossover cover. This one is very COOL COVER, detail on predator and F4 look great and very action oriented.

SPEC potential of KEY issue with confirmed FIRST APPEARANCE of Reed Richad’s Sister!

Grim #4

  • CVR F FOC Reveal
  • Cover Artist – Morgan Beem( @morganbeem)

Why is it on the list?

Grim is another great title from the studio bringing you the last hot title in Something is Killing the Children ( BOOM! Studios)

This issue has SPEC potential introducing KEY events to this still fresh series.

This Cover itself has potential for low print run as it was only announced on FOC ( Final Order Cut-Off) Day so very limited time to order copies.

The very black cover as well will make it a difficult task to get 9.8 grading.

 

Harley Quinn #21

  • CVR C
  • Cover Artist – Ryan Sook( @rsookart)

Why is it on the list?

30 years of Harley Quinn continues with another great HOMAGE cover. This time Ryan Sook takes on THE KILLING JOKE.

Great addition for Harly Quinn collection!

Minor Threats #1

  • CVR B
  • Cover Artist – Mike Mignola( @artofmm)

Why is it on the list?

New Series for DARK HORSE with a look at how superheroes affect the little (bad) guys. 

Mignola has a style all his own and helps bring a creepy factor to this cover!

Pick it up if you enjoy Mignola’s art style and stay for the story!

Robin #17

  • CVR C 1:25 Ratio Incentive
  • Cover Artist – Clayton Henry( @claytonhenryart)

Why is it on the list?

This issue ends the current Robin arc and setups potential changes for Damien in the DCU.

SPEC potential for KEY events in the book, as well as potential LOW PRINT on the incentive.

Star Wars: Darth Vader#26

  • Maleev Variant
  • Cover Artist – Alex Maleev @alexmaleev)

Why is it on the list?

Maleev’s style really stands out on this COOL COVER!

Definitely pick up for any and all Darth Vader collectors.

Swamp Thing #16

  • CVR B
  • Cover Artist – Brian Bolland

Why is it on the list?

Cover artist alone brings this one to the list! 

The great Brian Bolland really pushed the detail on this one to the max. It is a creepy technohorror COOL COVER. 

The book is also potential for KEY SPEC being arc finale for the current swamp thing run. Who knows what next holds for Swamp Thing!

Well that was the list! Hope you enjoyed it. Drop a comment on our socials and we will definitely respond!

Until next time, stay safe and happy collecting!