Ones to watch: S.H.I.E.L.D #9 Kirby and Steranko Variants

Thanks to Admiral Snackbar for pointing these out:

Here are a pair of sweet variants. S.H.I.E.L.D. #9 is a special 50th anniversary issue that will have a special set of 1:50 color and 1:75 black and white variants featuring Jack Kirby art with Jim Steranko inks.

So here is the solicitation:

Oversized Anniversary Issue!

A commemorative 50th Anniversary story that spans the past and the present, and unites Phil Coulson and Nick Fury, Sr. in a unique cross-time adventure to answer a riddle that lies at the heart of the origins of SHIELD: who is The Man Called D.E.A.T.H.?

Includes a sequence penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Jim Steranko that has never seen print as part of a story before! Plus: The return of Dum Dum Dugan and the birth of the new Howling Commandos! The very first SHIELD story from 1965! And the pilot presentation sequence that inspired the creation of SHIELD!

and the covers (click for larger views):

1:50 Color varaiant
1in50

1:75 Black and White sketch variant
1in75

The book was pushed back from 8/19 to 8/26 but are available for pre-order.

8 thoughts on “Ones to watch: S.H.I.E.L.D #9 Kirby and Steranko Variants”

  1. Yeah, I don’t think I’ll be paying the required crazy-price for that variant. But I DID get the promo poster for less than 5 bucks on Ebay. Fit for framing!

  2. At $50 and $100 I think I will wait until the price goes down. I just can’t see the price of this maintaining. Not like the Spider-man #700, Ditko variant that had the original cover of AF #15 depicted on it. That’s kind of iconic and a bit more limited too. These, not so much. Awesome to see new Kirby art emerge but not at that price point. Not for me anyway. A definite cool factor though.

    1. Midtown had them. Color for $34 and the BW Sketch for $51. BW Sketch was sold out within a few minutes of them updating for next weeks releases. I nabbed a color, I haven’t checked but they’re probably gone now as well.

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