Variant Heat Check for 7/16/19

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TMNT #95 1:10 Bates Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepperpepper

One week later and this book shows no sign of slowing down. Obviously no one knows what the plan is for Jennika, but it has caused an almost panic like situation over the SDCC variant, which is pre-selling for well over $200. If she does stick as a turtle, issue #51 and/or #95 could become modern grails for TMNT fasn, as there has not been the introduction of a new mutant that has gained this much attention in a long time.

 

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Batman #608 2nd Print Lee Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepperpepper

Iā€™m not sure if all of the sold prices are for real (as one auction looked iffy), but this book is taking another leg up as raw copies have been drying up. The animated feature is set to premiere at SDCC this weekend, but is an animated feature enough to justify $250?

 

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Cry for Dawn #3 Horror Con Variant

HEAT CHECK STATUS: pepperpepperpepper

Two copies have come up for sale recently, by the same seller, and both copies have gone for $300. Iā€™d be extremely wary of buying this book as the cover was a photocopy and can easily be faked.

 

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12 comments

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    That’s a good question about Batman #608.

    By the way, do you think this book (variant and regular cover) gets high prices just because its the first Jim Lee Batman? (aside from an earlier Batman Black and White story I think)

    I have always thought it might be due also to alot of people assuming it is the first appearance of Hush/Tommy Elliot. When actually thats #609.

    What do you reckon?

    • Keith S.

      I definitely think that it benefits from that Jim Lee cover, but also the fact that the 608 RRP is way out of range for the average collector. Although not the first appearance of Hush, it does begin the story line so that may also play a factor. Also, you have to assume that the print run isn’t that high.

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        That’s Hush right there on the cover of the 608RRP, so yeah, that’s his first appearance (technically).

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        True. Any idea what the 2nd print variant cover print run is? I think the RRP is only about 200 or something

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          Just to clarify, I agree with you Keith. And I get what you’re saying Comicwonders, though I still consider 609 the first appearance šŸ™‚ luckily the grading companies agree ahah

          Man, I really wish first appearances were just first appearances, that Ms. Marvel situation for example is just a crazy mess…

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            609 is certainly his first story appearance. But the 608RRP predates it, like the CM 17 2nd and Deadpool secret secret wars 2 (Gwen Poole) predates those story first appearances. The difference between the 608RRP and those other books though, is already a monster and doesn’t need a label notation for people to know its significance. šŸ™‚

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            And the 608RRP cover is the poster for the new Hush movie, so yeah, that pretty much tells us all we need to know about the significance of that book.

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            Comicwonder. I’ll agree with that. It’s also a great cover. I didn’t realise they were also using that for the movie poster. Cool šŸ™‚

        • Keith S.

          no clue what the print run is on the 2nd print, but seeing as there aren’t a ton of raw copies being sold tells me it’s not that high.

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    Of course Batman 608 2nd print is hot now. I’m meeting Jim Lee in Baltimore and wanted to buy one to get signed. Sigh.

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