1 Realm #1 Secret Variant

WRITER: Seth Peck
ARTIST: Jeremy Haun
Start with a new Image epic journey story and add a rare variant and it equals $200 at the moment.  This may be a stupid question, but why would someone get a signature on the paper bag?

2 Dark Nights: Metal #2 Gabriele Dell'Otto ‘Virgin' Variant /950

WRITER: Scott Snyder
ARTIST: Greg Capullo
Nothing more to say about this Cover of the Year candidate than, ‘Wow'.

3 X-Force (Vol. 3) #23 Clayton Crain 1:15 Variant

WRITER: Christopher Yost
ARTIST: Clayton Crain
Not a new spec, but it's still a gorgeous homage cover that I didn't realize had completely dried up.  Now selling for $65-80.

4 Seven to Eternity #9 Pink Variant /400

WRITER: Rick Remender
ARTIST: James Harren
Hey!  Remember me??  While the market became flooded with 9.8 #1's, this very low printed variant (some are calling it red, but it looks pink to me) is has been selling for around $80-100.  This series has always been a long term hold and years down the road, this variant may prove to be the most difficult to find book of the series.

5 Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #3 Ryan Sook 1:25 Variant

WRITER: Greg Rucka
ARTIST: Nicola Scott
Very difficult to find variant, it has just sold for $75 and there is only 1 current listing that I can find.

6 Dark Ark #1

WRITER: Cullen Bunn
ARTIST: Juan Doe
Another low-printed (probably) indy title with an odd premise.  These don't usually do well long term, but this is selling for upwards of $10.  There are multiple con variants for this as well that are coming out.

7 Rick & Morty #2

WRITER: Zac Gorman
What happens when no one can afford issue #1?  They start throwing money at #2-4.  This is now a $60+ book.  I probably should at least watch the show at this point, right?

8 Misbegotten Runaway Nun #1 Marilyn Monroe Homage Variant

WRITER: Caesar Voghan
ARTIST: Justin Case
Clones of historical figures and the soon-to-be-getting tiresome ‘post-apocalypse' storyline, this is selling for upwards of $10 for the cover and print run.

9 Rose #6 David Finch Variant

WRITER: Meredith Finch
ARTIST: Ig Guara
I can't quite figure out why this cover is selling for $10-15…..hmmmmm.  That being said, in my opinion, Image is becoming the new Zenescope–think about that for a moment.

10 Teen Titans (Vol. 6) #12

WRITER: Ben Percy
ARTIST: Mirka Andolfo
So, technically a tied first appearance of Batman Who Laughs with Metal #2, this one should have a much lower print run.  Cover B is shown because it has Harley and Batgirl on the cover.  Selling about double cover price.

Zatanna (Vol. 2) #5 Brian Bolland 1:10 Variant

WRITER: Paul Dini
ARTIST: Chad Hardin
Not an easy to find variant, even though it is just a 1:10.  One just sold at auction for $30+ but expect that number to rise as there are very few available at the moment.

Detective Comics #69

WRITER: Joe Greene
ARTIST: Various
Classic cover in every sense of the word.  A CGC 1.5 sold recently for $5500.  To put that in perspective, a CGC 4.5 sold just 2 years ago for $3850.


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