NYCC ’16: Marvel has big Hip Hop Variant cover artists signing on Saturday


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. […]

SDCC ’16: Marvel Reveal Line-Up of ‘Champions’ Variants (Including a Darkstar one!)


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 […]

Marvel goes on mutant kill spree, promising “not a dry eye in the house”


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 […]

DC reveals Rebirth one shot variant covers


  Rebirth is coming, and so are variant covers! DC’s new line kicks off this month with the DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH SPECIAL, and in June with a series of Rebirth one shots. And here’s a peek at some of the covers   Batman: Rebirth #1 On-Sale June 1 Written by Scott Snyder and Tom King Art […]

Frank Miller is at it again as his variant to DKIII #4 has everyone talking

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    A Frank Miller variant cover for this weeks Dark Knight III issue #4 has come under fire on twitter. All of Miller’s variants for DKIII have been a bit, um, bold, with things like showing the outline of Superman’s junk and the like. This one has been castigated up and down the tweetosphere, […]

Collect Them All! : DC Offers Neal Adams Variants for February 2016

Portrait of the artist as a younger man

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 […]

Marvel Announces “Build Your Own Deadpool” Sales Incentive

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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 […]

Huzzah! DC Announces Darwyn Cooke variant cover month for December!


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!