Variant Heat Check for 5/9/17


Spawn #1 Black and White McFarlane Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: radioactive

Spawn fans went crazy this weekend, bidding up a raw copy of this book to almost $600. Then a signed 9.8 went for almost a grand, and a 9.2 sold for over $400. That’s some good action for such a rare book!

Captain Marvel #14 1:20 Sorrentino Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepper

I loved Sorrentino’s run on Green Arrow, and I always thought that these cosmic variants were under rated. Well now it seems like this one has dried up and is picking up a little steam.

All-New Wolverine #1 JSC Sketch Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepper

Cargo Hold still has this book in inventory, but have smartly upped the price to $60. Once (if) they sell out, this could be a $100 book.

Invincible #135 April Fools Color Variant

Drops this week!

This is pretty awesome.

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


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    Gwinvincible already gone at Midtown.

  • flipdb25

    That Spawn book is amazing! Glad it’s finally getting some variant attention!

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    Black and White Spawn 1 is actually not a “variant”. It’s a reprint, came out years after after the fact, it just got a different cover, but it’s still a reprint.

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    Also, when a book that’s readily available as the Spawn 1 black and white reprint suddenly goes from a $170 book raw to allegedly $575 raw, one should look at the bidding activity of said auction before drawing any conclusions.

    I just looked at the bidding activity of that auction and it is beyond obvious that it was shilled to the moon.

    • tuffguyfinds

      I do think something is up with that $575 sale as well, but it doesn’t look like a SUDDEN increase from $170… I only see 2 sales that we’re under $200 from the past few months. It looks like that book has been heating up

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    The All New Wolverine color is doing very well too.

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    For some Bizarre reason JSC color covers do better then his rarer sketch’s….
    something to keep in mind

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    Just checked out the Cargo hold site….. they have 991 of the sketch still available and 651 of the color …… case in point my last comment

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    If those Cosmic variants are starting to rise a good long term hold might be the Sorrentino Hydra Hero variants coming out with Secret Empire

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