Mel V.’s Variant Picks of the Week for 4/12/17

What Up Chu? Mel V back at it with this weeks variants. I was talking to my boy Eldin C. last week when the variants were posted at Midtown and said “man there isn’t alot coming out” after doing my research, boy was I wrong. We have a record breaking 10 variants that I love this week, plus I wanna try something new, by giving it’s current eBay rate (the eBay stats are given at the time I wrote this so when you read this in the future they may have changed.) So it will help you guys decide on which variant you may want to put your money into, if you are all about flipping. Always remember, buy what you find visibly appealing and you can never go lets get into it

American Gods Shadows #2 Cover C Variant Bill Sienkiewicz Cover – in my opinion, Bill Sienkiewicz is one of the best cover artists out now, and when I say artist, I’m talking about pure style, very unique and eye catching. This one could be under ordered even though put up the cover when it first came out, stores may have missed out on ordering them. Selling currently for around $3.00

Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #9 Cover B Variant Kamome Shirahama Cover – Very eye catching, sexy cover. I don’t know if it will do spectacular things in the aftermarket, but I like the way it looks. Selling Currently for around $4.00

Deadpool vs Punisher #1 Cover C Incentive Greg Hildebrandt Variant Cover – Hilderbrandt is a legend in the business. Along with his brother, they revolutionized comic book art. This is an absolute beauty of a cover and should be a must have for fans of The Hilderbrants. Currently selling for around $8-$10

Godshaper #1 Cover C Variant David Aja Cover – I’m looking forward to checking this title out as I am a fan of the premise, I also love the look to this variant as it almost tells you via art what the book is about.. None currently listed on eBay… hmmm very interesting…. (<a href="Mycomicshop has some thought.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 4 #19 Cover E Incentive Mike Deodato Jr Variant Cover– This might be the most over looked cover of the week. This has a lot going for it. High Ratio incentive on a low ordered book, a Guardians Movie soon, fans tend to search for amazing covers around movie time, flat out amazing looking (T-Shirt Worthy) possible cover of the year candidate. Currently only 2 on eBay as auctions one at $6.00 the other at $13.50. I’m keeping an eye on this one

Planet Of The Apes Green Lantern #3 Cover E Incentive Felipe Massafera Spectrum Virgin Variant Cover – Yet another high ratio incentive on a underordered book. Massafera has been on fire with his GL/POA renditions. Once again, none on eBay …interesting 2x

Seven To Eternity #5 Cover D Incentive Jerome Opena &amp; Matt Hollingsworth Silver Foil Variant Cover – I could have swore Image swore off incentive variants… Could be wrong though. I for one am glad to see them back. Seven to Eternity is such a great book, if your not reading it then your missing out on some good stuff… Currently selling for $59.99. Good flip room here if ya get it

Spawn #272 Cover B Variant Todd McFarlane Black & White Cover – There is a great market for the Spawn Black and White Variants. This is the best one I have seen in a while. Once again, none on eBay currently, past sales have been for $3.99. Sold Out at Midtown

Vampirella Vol 7 #2 Cover E Incentive Cosplay Photo Virgin Cover – This one us just pure eye candy. But sold out at Midtown eye candy…

Weapon X Vol 3 #1 Cover F Incentive Rob Liefeld Variant Cover – Love him or hate him, Rob Liefeld is a staple in the comic community. I grew up on his early New Mutants work. I admit I do like this 1:50 cover, not the greatest but definitely not bad, if I find it for a decent price I would get it. Selling Currently for $59.99 only one listed at $79.99

Z Nation #1 Cover E Incentive Lucio Parrillo Virgin Cover – This is just pure great horror art, not sure that there is spec here, but I do love this cover. I can’t find any on eBay. Sold out at midtown


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16 Responses to Mel V.’s Variant Picks of the Week for 4/12/17

  1. Donato Congialdi says:

    That Deadpool/Punisher is fantastic….as the rarest variant for this issue at 1:10 ratio,it’s still going to have legs IMO…

  2. A. King says:

    I got every cover for Z Nation pre-ordered, I guess I’m spec’ing hard on it.

    • agentpoyo says:

      Good luck…. I’ve never had much luck with Dynamite books. I hope ZNation is good though…. It’s on the check out list for me….

      • xman_2 says:

        Me neither, I’ve bought some books with cool covers from the bargain bins but never for spec value.

  3. jason jones says:

    Good list.

    You’re much cooler than that Mel V guy over at CBSI 😀

  4. comicbookhustlin says:


  5. Andrew Cantrell says:

    Good pics this week! I think the only one I’m not a huge fan of was the Weapon X. Vampirella is HOT and the Z Nation cover is awesome. I do love the Deadpool Vs. Punisher variant but I think I’ll still have to stick with the regular cover (love the symmetry on this one).

  6. Specing hard on something that has been a show for awhile is not the best idea in my opinion

    • Anthony says:

      Books with established TV shows can be great crossover sales. He’s kind of books can be put on Amazon and sold like crazy. Not to mention if the show stars appear at conventions you have something for them to sign that fans will want to buy once graded

  7. blind adam the comicpimp says:

    if the cast of the show does conventions. and most casts do conventions now at days . then you have a ss cash cow . the vamparella cos play variant is fing #awesomesauce I wish it was one of my models on the cover but next time for that soon enough . weapon x by my boy liefelid is great deadpool plus the punisher plus a great cover by a legend equals money . and that birds of pray variant issexy #awesomesauce blind adam out

  8. James Falconer says:

    Mel V!! You’re the best on the podcast! I like the Birds of Prey cover, but the Sienkiewicz cover I’m not digging. The Joanie Brosas Vampirella cover is awesome. Nice picks for the week, cheers!

  9. melthemovieguy says:

    Z Nation virgin cover…i gotta tell ya i didnt think there was much spec ..but if this book takes off …Mannnnn this was a tough find

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