Marvel hit a homerun bringing Black Panther to the big screen in Captain America: Civil War and since then his fan base hasn’t stopped getting bigger. In my opinion, there are very few great covers or variants of Black Panther that really stand out at the moment so now is the time to invest! Let’s get to it!
Obviously this one had to be here. You were probably already thinking about it while reading the intro, and you were right!
This cover is simply beautiful. The shading, depths and the highlights are used in a manner only Dell’Otto can deliver. The pose that Black Panther strikes is iconic. This variant is surely one to look for, but in all honesty, even if it looks awesome, I think that the Dell’Otto craze and the fact that there are other Original Sin variants that command good money are pushing up the price a little bit too much right now. Black Panther is really done well but the art should have taken up the entire cover. And what on earth is he standing on?
You know I wouldn’t let you down after showing you a Dell’Otto cover that’s already hot, so let’s take a look at our other book. This one is done by ___________. You read that right, there’s apparently no artist acknowledged for this cover. Instead, the credit for cover artist goes to Udon Comics as a whole.
Despite the low print run and the very strong cover, this book moved up for only a short time and went back down quickly upon release (luck for you). I think you can even buy it now for less than you would have bought it when released. People seem to have forgotten about this one and, while it is easy to find a copy right now, the print run won’t change so it will only get scarcer. When the supply does run dry, that’s when you will wish to have bought one. Maybe it’s only me, but there’s something about this cover that captivates me. THIS is the pose I see Black Panther having from now on. Even the art style looks familiar to Dell’Otto!
This is a low print run variant, with amazing art that can be bought in a 9.8 for $50. Think about it. Really. I mean, sure, there are other variants that have the same particularities and don’t do well, but they don’t have a movie coming soon! Also, if you follow the market trends, many of the new undervalued released variants take about six months to a year before the they can start increasing in value. That’s about the time where speculators have a wake up call on a book and suddenly the market goes dry.
Buy this one and hold onto it. Mark my words, one day, when the market will look for a Black Panther variant to have, this one will be on their list.
Until next week, See ya!