Bloodshot Reborn #5 Dave Johnson 1:10 variant
Hello, and welcome back to another One Year Later discussion! This week we take a peek at a book that was released 52 weeks ago: Bloodshot #5 Johnson 1:10 variant (which pays homage to Amazing Spider-Man #50).
Anything associated with Amazing Spider-Man #50 is popular, and it's by a fan-favorite cover artist who has produced numerous Marvel/DC variant covers with a popular retro 60's art deco theme. Take a look at Deadpool #900, Batman #40 Joker Mask movie cover, Catwoman #40 Bullet variant, and currently the Flash variant covers for DC. Again, a very good artist, NOT J Scott Campbell level, but not the bottom of the barrel either.
A year ago the Valiant Universe was making headlines with Divinity I wrapping up and lots of speculative talk. So here comes the BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 Cover D 10 COPY INCV JOHNSON variant cover. A retailer had to purchase 10 regular covers so they could get 1 copy of this. At 50% off, that meant they had to spend around 20 dollars to get this and the book was being sold around $12-16 dollars, so no retailer made a killing with this one. Looking back at the CBSI boards, most people said that it looked OK, some were big time cheerleaders of the book, while others had been burnt by Valiant too many times in the past and decided to sit this one out.
After 52 weeks, the people who were correct seem to be the already burnt by Valiant crowd. Looking on the Bay, there is a finished $0.99 auction winner of this book…OUCH!! Most sales at $7.99-9.99 are not sold, and the book is ICE COLD. Very niche market for Valiant and if you bought 52 weeks ago, sorry, you took a loss.