Variant Heat Check for 10/24/17


Uncanny X-Force #1 1:50 Liefeld Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepperpepper

This book could one day make Khoi cake’s ugly cover article. I mean look at wolverine’s face…but X-force spec is strong and this book just doesn’t come up for sale that often. Sometimes the ratio thing is overrated.

Detective Comics #27 1:50 Lee Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepper

Is this going to become a $100 raw book? Probably not, but now raw copies aren’t coming up for sale that often and prices are climbing. There’s also an awesome Euro virgin variant that can fetch close to $200.

Walking Dead #100 Barnes and Noble Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepper

People were paying $30 when it first came out, and I can kind of understand that as it probably wasn’t in wide distribution. But paying $20 now is really crazy, considering it’s still available from the source online for less (and you get a hardcover of Here’s Negan!) and it’s most likely in a shop near you.

Eternity #1 1:40 Massafera Variant

Drops this week!

Definitely has an Alex Ross vibe to it.

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


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    I have both copies of the detective comics 27 by Jim Lee. I don’t understand why that virgin doesn’t go for more. Oh that’s right it’s D.C. and not Marvel.

  • A. J. Diesel

    Man that X-Force is a tough get. But like you stated, that artwork is atrocious! Liefeld and his body proportion has always been suspect!

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    That eternity wraparound is sick!

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    You know, it’s truly amazing that after all these years, Rob Liefeld still draws so badly. I mean, you would think that he would get a least a little better- but no. Not a bit. Same terrible anatomy, same goofy feet, same weird faces.
    Geez, he’s never even attempted to try correcting any thing. Wolverine’s bicep is literally the same size as his head. Good God, in 30 years Rob has never looked at an anatomy book, seen a magazine photo, or even absorbed influences from another artist.
    And yet, he’s #1 on this page. Crazy.

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      On the opposite end of spectrum, Jim Lee (maybe it had something to do with him wanting to go to med school before deciding to be an artist) probably does the best job of drawing anatomically correct characters. Even McFarlane is pretty weak when it comes to the human anatomy. Same goes for Stephen Platt (check out his early Moon Knight covers). Another artist who does a good job of depicting the human body is Barry Windsor Smith (check out his Weapon X covers).

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