Despite the controversy over the cultural appropriation of Marvel’s Hip-Hop variant cover program, it is popular, and a bunch of the artsts will be signing at the Marvel Booth at New York Comic-Con on Saturday at noon. Edited to add: Hip=hop artists Produgy, Jean Grae, Esoteric, Inspectah Deck and 7L will appear at asinging on Friday. […]
Marvel have been running a series of variant cover initiatives over the last few years, tying in to various trends of interests for the benefit of the speculator market. I mean, I don’t really know why there is such a thing as a ‘speculator market’ at all nowadays, but that’s besides the point. The newest […]
Death has traditionally proven a lucrative tactic in comics publishing. The Death of Superman back in 1993 was one of the best selling comics of all time, and recent demises of Captain America, Spider-Man, Archie, Batman and others have given sales a spike. Marvel”s upcoming Civil War 2 event already killed off two major characters in a Free […]
Who could have foreseen this! In March, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film that may have more to do with the future of DC comics than anything that has come before will open in theaters. And DC comics will feature Batman v Superman themed covers —and another round of black polybagged covers, […]
Next February, DC Comics will be offering an “open to buy” series of variant covers drawn by Neal Adams! These covers don’t require any order minimums or ratios; retailers can order whatever amount they desire! I’m no expert on Adams’ catalog, but some of these covers are inspired by his earlier iconic work, such as […]
Via Diamond’s Previews website (which duplicates content from other Diamond websites) comes news of an interesting new sales incentive: paper sculpture! Have your customers build their own Deadpool with these fun promo items from Marvel. Each of the releases (parts 1 – 6) are a specific part/piece of Deadpool. When finished, the approximate size of […]
DC’s Variant month themes this year have ranged from the intriguing—Steampunk—to the inevitable—BOmbshells—to the eye-rilling —selfies— but’s they’ve finally come up with an idea that should be hailed coast to coast: a month of Variant covers by the great Darwyn Cooke, whose design and conceptual skills are second to none. Kate Willaert come back! Set the “Has DC Done Something Smart Today?” Clock to 0!