2nd Print Variants

Several weeks ago, I mentioned that there are some undervalued 2nd print variants floating around and most people are either unaware that they exist or are unaware of their rarity. We all know that a good looking 2nd print can be valuable (see Batman #608, Captain Marvel #17). With alternate covers, these 2nd print variants are basically just differently labeled variants, with print runs much lower than the incentive variants in many cases. A recent post by our good friend Sad Junk about the Venom Squirrel Girl #5 2nd print variant got me thinking about these again.

Back about 5-6 years ago, Marvel released many 2nd print variants with new covers. Some of those made the Diamond Top 300 with print runs between 2500-6000. The following books did not make the Top 300 so their exact print runs are unknown, but just doing a quick search, you will realize that there aren’t many of these books around. Generally, books outside the Top 300 have a max print run below 2500 and it could be a lot less.

These are a few of my favorites that came from that time period. I recommend BUY on all of these issues with a select few receiving a buy grade.

9afe5df6-3c3f-447a-afb6-b7b660e26fd5Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #513

You can find this on some websites for less than cover. At auction, there have been no sales in the past 90 days. I love this Francavilla cover.

2072f377-492b-495e-9118-c9edeb9e49f5Black Widow (Vol. 4) #1

1 sold at auction in the past 90 days for about $15.

ddfbfdab-bf4a-4a58-a938-65c24fa5522fDaken: Dark Wolverine #1

Found no current auctions, 1 completed auction for $2.

e3c97660-ab1e-45a6-8e5e-d682ec9c8d4aDaredevil (Vol. 1) #509


1 current auction and 1 sold at auction for $11 in the past 90 days. This is an awesome Daredevil #182 Frank Miller cover swipe. With Elektra due for appearances in the show next season, this one could see some heat.

48a6bc84-898c-4271-8606-bb582126051eDark Wolverine #75

There are a couple current auctions but none completed in the past 90 days.

290438d7-6808-49eb-8246-10d4bed4a156Deadpool (Vol. 3) #16

No current auctions found. 1 completed auction for $15 found in the past 90 days. Hey, who doesn’t love pancakes?

e2815edc-859b-4dc2-93b1-eb7a609a1386Heroes for Hire (Vol. 3) #2

I am not a big Ghost Rider fan, but this Brad Walker cover is slick. Found no current or completed auctions for this book in the past 90 days.

Mighty Avengers #13 2nd PrintingThe Mighty Avengers (Vol. 1) #13 


1st appearance of The Secret Warriors. There have been a couple of these sell recently for $20. Only 1 current auction. This could be a monster as rumors are swirling about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Civil War.

4b281764-9ee8-44d5-b3f3-01cf777bcb93Vengeance of the Moon Knight #10

There are a couple of live auctions, but none completed in the past 90 days. Really haven’t read Moon Knight, but I am always drawn to the covers, and this is no exception.

Good luck finding all of these books! Very limited choices at auction, so you are going to have to hunt for them in the wild! If you can score them all, let me know, I’ll send you a freebie!

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