The Incentivey One


Good week if you like good books (personally can't wait to read Superman, Super Sons, Ether or Dead Inside), but nothing about them seems to be going to make a lot of noise in the aftermarket, so let's take a look at some that have a chance:

If you haven't jumped on this book, you get another chance this week. We get a 3rd printing for #1, a 2nd one for #2 plus the all-new #3. The question remains: will this be able to maintain the heat as we get closer to the end of the series?
Monsters Unleashed #5 1:25 Variant

A bit disappointed in this series, as it seems its only purpose was to introduce a kid who can order monsters around … Might as well have called it MarvelMon. In any case, this is his first full cover so if the idea ends up working …

Venom #5 Clayton Crain 1:100 Variant

Marvel are supporting this series with some crazy covers. A 1:100 on a fifth issue of a series that's not setting the world on fire sounds like they are just trying to get people hooked until Brock arrives.

Soulfire #1 Michael Turner 1:24 Variant

Michael Turner's art back where it belongs.

Punisher #10 Joe Jusko Variant

This should have come out last month, so make sure you don't miss it. The Punisher is one of those characters that look really good when done by Jusko.

Dynamite JSC Incentive Attack

Neither of these looks like a full cover, but even though they are incentives, they will still be cheaper than getting a sketch from Campbell. Strictly for completists!

Red Sonja #3 JSC 1:40 Incentive Virgin Variant Vampirella #1 JSC 1:50 Incentive Virgin Variant

Venomized Variants

Just two this week and the one to look out for is AMS as it's oversized (and accordingly overpriced) so it probably wasn't ordered very aggressively.

Swipe of the Week

That's it for this week. What would you buy? There can be only one!

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    What are your thoughts on the spider-man venom? At 9.99, I anticipate the print run will be low.

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      for now I refuse to pay $10 for a venomized cover even if print run is low, so I will wait for it to drop or just pass on it. I wanted to try and get all the venom covers by my LCS seems to never have them, even when I’m the first to walk thru the door. So I might need to start looking for a new LCS.

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        Just get them from Midtown or ebay or some other online seller that specializes in variants. The themed variants usually have some weird requirements that may be difficult to meet for a local comic shop (e.g. Order the regular cover in 200% quantity or higher of insert comic here and this variant is open to order).

  • Sandy Sutherland

    I kind of like the Spiderman issue 14 variant.

    Kind of an interesting week. For me I can’t wait to get my hands on Vamperilla 1 and the new issue of Nightwing and Batman.

    • Iñigo

      I really enjoyed Vampirella #0 but then there was a problem with the cover for issue #3 and Cornell saying he was never going to work again with Broxton, it has kinda soured the series for me.

      • Sandy Sutherland

        I really enjoyed Vampirella 0 as well. I did not get my hands on issue 1 as my LCS sold the copy I ordered by mistake and had to re order a copy for me. I was not too impressed as I pre ordered the book well in advance of it coming out and he missed it when he was sorting books out by customer. I am going to give the first 6 issues a read to try out and see if I can get into it.

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    I want to thank Inigo for these weekly posts. They are great. This is the third time I have seen a variant that I didn’t know about.

  • vanix

    I gambled on getting the ASM 25 venomized variant because of the price. We’ll see. The Linsner Vampirella’s looked fantastic!

  • Brian W

    Great picks Inigo!

  • accustomfigures

    So God Country is a mini series?

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    May be asking a lot here but is there any chance this article comes out before the comics come out? I find out about some hot comics through this article and some are gone at stores by the time this info is out…thanks.

  • tsouthammavong

    My LCS had a stack of the ASM venomized cover so I thought they weren’t that hard to get. Maybe he just ordered a bunch of that book to get all the variant cover.

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