1 Killadelphia #1 Francesco Mattina 1:25 Black Friday Variant

WRITER: Rodney Barnes
ARTIST: Jason Shawn Alexander
Has the dust cleared on the Mattina copying fiasco?  It appears so as this cover is definitely a hit and is selling for $50-60.  I like the trade dress better than the yet-to-be-released virgin to be honest.

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2 Secret Wars 2099 #1 Ron Lim 1:25 Variant

WRITER: Peter David
ARTIST: Will Sliney
The honorable mention pick last week because of a $44 sale and now multiple copies have sold for $50 and up to $90.  This all following a statement from Marvel that Roberta Mendez is the 1st female Captain America.

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3 Black Widow (2014) #1 Milo Manara 1:100 Variant

WRITER: Nathan Edmondson
ARTIST: Phil Noto
Not an easy book to find at all, but 9.8’s have went from $350 (June) to $430 to $520 to $603 (this week).

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4 Captain America #341

WRITER: Mark Gruenwald
ARTIST: Kieron Dwyer and Al Milgrom
<Heavy sigh>  1st Battlestar.  Was a $1 book and now it is selling for $15-20.  What is the over/under on number of days that it will be back in the dollar bins?

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5 Usagi Yojimbo #6 Geof Darrow 1:25 Variant

WRITER: Stan Sakai
ARTIST: Stan Sakai
This was already up somewhat from last week to around $50 and then a $100 sale hit–and now there are zero listings.

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6 Ultimate Spider-Man #33

WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Mark Bagley
Is Donny Cates trolling everyone again?  Maybe, but in any case, sales were less than $5 and now are $15-20+.

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7 Absolute Carnage #5 LCSD ‘Virgin' Variant /600

WRITER: Donny Cates
ARTIST: Ryan Stegman
You could get the non-virgin for less than $15, but this Virgin is commanding $80-100.

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8 Legion of Super-Heroes (2019) #1 Ryan Sook LCSD Variant /600

WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Ryan Sook
Yet another LCSD that is doing well, probably supported by the low print run.  In any case, expect to pay $35-40 for this one.

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9 New Mutants (2019) #1 Mike Deodato LCSD Variant /1000

WRITER: Jonathan Hickman & Ed Brisson
ARTIST: Rod Reis
Nice Magik cover and only 1000 of them out there have pushed sales to $40-50.

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10 Fallen Angels #2 Peach Momoko 1:25 Variant

WRITER: Bryan Edward Hill
ARTIST: Szymon Kudranski
Anytime you have X-23 on a somewhat hard to find variant, it should bring the buyers out.  $35-40 after this one released this week.

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Astonishing Tales #6

WRITER: Gerry Conway
ARTIST: Barry Windsor-Smith
This book has long been purchased because it’s the 1st Bobbi Morse, but now it is being picked up because of Dr. Doom/Black Panther rumors

Dynamic Comics #8

WRITER: Various
ARTIST: Gus Ricca (cover)
3.0 copy sold in 2014 for $1000.  5 years later it just sold for almost $5000.  Super bizarre cover for sure.

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    I think over and under majority of this and most weeks top 10 are dollar bins in the near future lol .

    Fun list to see week to week though.

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    Ugh. Lamar Hoskins first appears in Cap #323. He becomes Battlestar in #341 after someone pointed out that having a black Bucky was a bad idea.

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    I think the best books here are the honorable mentions. That Milo Marana Black Widow is one the best BW Variants out there though. Just not a big fan of variant covers.

  • Eman

    This is just my opinion… I’d like to see future Top 10 list WITH OUT ratio or LCSD books. Obviously variant covers would be fine as long as they weren’t a ratio cover. I think having these (ratio and LCSD) books takes away spots on this Top 10 list from other potentially hot books that don’t have a ratio, etc. Maybe the ratio books can be added to the Variants Heating Up list!?!
    Or a whole new section on Ratio, LCSD, Comic Con Exclusives, etc.
    Just a thought.

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      I actually like this idea. How about top 10 books that exclude ratio/incentive or store exclusives…then have a top 5 for the variants?

      Top 10 lists dominated by flash in the pan no one will buy these or care in a week books is a turn-off to me as well. I like to hear about books that you may be able to walk into any LCS and find them in bins or sitting on the shelves for cover.

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      That’s a great idea man…..When I see variants on the list I just look past them.

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    “Roberta Mendez is the 1st female Captain America.”

    Weren’t there at least two female versions before her? Both from alternative realities as well?!

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    The only one of any interest to me is Astonishing Tales #6. I have no interest in the rest.

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    I don’t buy exclusives or incentive so when I see them on the list I just skip them.

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