Lee Bermejo Variant Covers
Lee Bermejo has been an active comic book artist since the late 90s. Bermejo’s style immediately made an impact on the industry which has led to his continued and increasing workload in 2016. His usage of dark colors and contrasting light make his images and poses very powerful and memorable (see: Adventures 515). Bermejo is currently working on the Han Solo series for Marvel and doing the alternate covers for the Suicide Squad series and has already put out some great covers for both of those titles. For more of his great work on standard covers do yourself a favor and check out the Secret Origins 2014 series #1-6 from DC which features iconic DC characters such as Supes, Harley, Cyborg, and Green Lantern. Also check out his cover runs on Daredevil (#88-93), Batman: Gotham Knights (#50-55), Hellblazer (#218,221-238,243-255), and X-Men Legacy (3220-224)
But enough about standard covers, you are here for the less plentiful covers that hopefully are still cheap (NOT looking at you Adventures #515). While Bermejo is putting out some of his best work lately, he doesn’t have an abundance of ratio variant covers to seek out. His Adventures Comics #515 as I mentioned already is by far his most popular and sought out cover but aside from GG’s face on that Emerald Warrior’s cover, his variants are all very solid with great artwork and I am seeking them all out. There are some with a less desirable title such as The Stand: Captain Trips but may prove to be harder to find if you are attempting to grab all of his work. The future holds some great things for Bermejo as he has only improved each year since he entered the industry and will surely be doing some ratio variants that will be sought out by collectors. Now is a great time to jump on some of these if you are a fan of his work though as I only see his fan base growing. Until next time folks, thanks for reading and keep digging!
Disclaimer because apparently some need one:
These are US distribution numbers from Diamond and comicchron.com and not set in stone print numbers but I have researched and been assured by those that work at both companies that the simple math of standard cover numbers divided by ratio is a safe estimation of the print number of a ratio variant cover. There are occasions where a variant cover is over printed (UF4) but it is not as likely as some think. I appreciate those that are active on the CGC boards as well, you guys were awesome in like 2012, before all of the vitriol and sadness but not everyone writes an article with the intention of selling books. I mean honestly guys, I don’t expect Bermejo variants nor the Garner variants before to set the collecting world aflame. Some of us actually write these because we enjoy doing so and want to share some of the info we have come across with everyone else. We appreciate feedback so do please let me know your thoughts, as long as they are constructive and informed. Peace be to all!
A few extras:
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