The above Vader Down #1 variant with a Chip Zdarsky over, referencing the forbidden memory of Jaxxon the rabbit is one of the rarest of Marvel variant covers—one was available for every 4,999 issues ordered, so only a handful exist. One recently said at $3,739 eBay so it is apparently a legitimate rarity.
On his tumblr Zdarsky just announced he has donated it for a worthy cause::
So, I’ve taken my ONE COPY and given it to a non-profit organization to auction off. It’s to help a Syrian refugee family relocate to Canada and it would be great if you spread the news.
The book is signed by me (witnessed) and is currently being graded by CGC. The auction closes soon, so if you’re interested, bid now!
The bidding is taking place here and the top bid ia already $1,500 CDN.
This wins today’s “comics are giving” no prize.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.