Speculation in the UK: Descender
Bit of a sparse week for spec, but when you have a book like Descender who needs other stuff!
So this week it’s all about Descender #1
DESCENDER #1 COVER A, B & VARIANTS
Descender #1 was without doubt the best book I have read in ages. I really, really enjoyed it. I have always been a big fan of Lemire’s work in both his own stuff (Sweet Tooth, Underwater Welder, Trillium) and stuff he done for the big 2 (Green Arrow run) but with this he has just knocked it out the park. The art by Dustin Nguyen is also his best work to date in my opinion and really suits the story.
I think this book has massive massive potential.
Now there were a lot of covers for this and some really nice ones at that. Here is the full list:
(Thanks to Jimmy Linguini for his help with the print runs)
Out of this list the ones I see having best long term spec are in this order:
- Cover B
- Eh! variants
- Painted Visions
- ECCC Sean Murphy
- Comic Dungeons ECCC
- Cover A
Now a lot of these variant are US or Canadian exclusives, hence they are blowing up in price in the UK, but even the standard covers are going for 4 to 6 times cover. This book has a great future and I look forward to spending more time with it 🙂
If you see the standard covers in your LCS, GRAB THEM! If you can pick up US exclusive variants at decent price GRAB THEM!!!
This book is only going one place in my opinion and that is UP!!!