Variant Heat Check for 2/1/17


Poe Dameron #10 Immonen 40th Anniversary Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepperpepper

I can honestly say that I thought all these 40th anniversary variants would be garbage, but this one is definitely a winner. Not sure if it’s the Carrie Fisher effect, but it’s selling like hot cakes.

Superior Carnage #1 1:25 Checchetto Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepperpepper

Hard to say if this is a legit $200 book. Only time will tell as Checchetto is carving a name for himself as a top cover artist.

Uncanny X-Men #12 1:50 Manara Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepper

The next Manara variant to break the $100 barrier…

True Believers Wolverine vs. Hulk #1

Drops this week!

For everyone that can’t afford the real thing!

Note: Variants appearing in the Top 10 will not appear on this list due to contractual obligations.


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    That Poe Dameon book simply does not exist in the wild. I realized the 40th Anniversary variants were out when I saw the third one on Star Wars 27. Tracking down the first one was no problem as everyone is still ordering lots of Dr Aphra – cool,character and only on issue 3.

    Poe Dameron is nowhere as interesting a character and I can not imagine that book sells well for stores, even if it is on issue 11. I can also see the Poe Dameron 40th Anniversary covers being super under ordered by stores.

    Any insight into what stores need to order to get access to order the Star Wars 40th Anniversary and action figure covers?

    • Keith S.

      Hi BlackSun, the 40th anniversary were incentive based on the % you ordered for previous issues, and ordering above that amount. This unlocks the cover to order as many as you want.

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        Thanks. When I talk to my LCS folks that do the ordering they indicate that the requirements change month to month and reference ordering x% of different non-Star Wars books. In short, it is too confusing for them to figure out.

        Also, as they are larger stores and order across the board in higher numbers than a smaller store, they often fail to qualify to order these variants. It makes it quite difficult for me to locate them in person…..

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    I’m lukewarm on Manara art, but that X cover is nice. Not a follower of the mutants…who is the character on the cover?
    Will grab a couple TB Hulks…only because The Wendigo is in it! Ha!
    Freakin’ giant cannibal does he not have a series?

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    Wow…did NOT see that coming (Poe 40th Anniversary Cover). Should have considered the fact that Leia being on the cover could influence things a bit. Wish I would have picked up more than just one $3.99 copy from Midtown!

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    Manara is starting to grow on me, it has been a slow creep in price over past few months and none on the bay for sale.

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    Damn that Superior Carnage #1 is beautiful in a totally scary and insane way.

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