Time To Hunt: Ultimate Alliance Mini Comic (2006) Activision Promo
It's safe to say right now that the hottest thing in comic books is Gabrielle Dell'Otto and some of his amazing covers. People are devouring anything he has ever touched with the rarest items going for premium dollars. Some of his stuff have caught and surpassed J.Scott Campbell which I never thought would happen.
Most people know about the X-23, Winter Soldier, and Original Sin variants. Those are what people are buying in abundance and searching for in every LCS in the country. A lot of them have relatively low print runs and the artwork is incredible.
The one book that hasn't been mentioned yet also might be the rarest. CBSI member Anthony L brought this book up to my attention late last week. After doing the research this weekend, I think it may be a safe assumption to say this is the rarest Marvel Dell'Otto variant by far. It's the Marvel Ultimate Alliance Mini-Comic Promo (Secret War #NN).
This was given as an incentive in 2006 to video game stores who ordered a specific number of copies of the video game “Marvel Ultimate Alliance”. I haven't been able to track down the exact number of copies it took to get this comic, but it was pretty significant based on the little information I have found so far, The comic is super small. It's a mini-comic, but CGC does grade and encapsulates them. The CGC census shows just how rare this book is at the moment. There is one 9.8 Blue, one 9.8 SS and one 9.6 in the census. Granted this could be because of rarity, or the fact people weren't aware they could be graded. I have to suspect most kids who received this variant, read it and threw it away. Best case scenario they kept it and it's mangled in a drawer next to a Playboy their Uncle gave them.