Mel V.’s Variant Picks of the Week for 5/24/17

What Up CHU? Mel V here with Variants of the week. Last Saturday was the inaugural Five Points Festival here a Pier 36 here in NYC. I gotta tell ya, I was very impressed by the set up and how spacious the convention floor was despite the large amount of people that attended. Shout out to Larry from Larry’s Comics, as always, for giving out fantastic deals on books as well as sharing his vast knowledge of comics and speculation. Last week was a quiet one, Street Fighter vs DarkStalkers was a good aftermarket winner, with copies still doing well. Also I have to say, while I love giving everyone insight and a heads up on what’s coming each week, you can never go wrong if you buy the books YOU like! Let’s get into this week’s offerings to the Variant gods.

Black Panther Vol 6 #14 Cover C Incentive Andrew Robinson Variant Cover – I’m excited for the Black Panther movie coming soon. I love collecting BP variants so I’m adding this one to my collection . Currently selling for about $10, a solid addition for a low price

Elektra Vol 4 #4 Cover B Incentive Christopher Stevens Variant Cover – Each one of the issue’s variants not only look great, but, they do pretty decent aftermarket wise. Currently one auction up for $15 which should be over by the time this is published and a BIN for $49.99

Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #19 Cover B Incentive Marcos Martin Variant Cover – As all of you readers know I’m a fan of Moon Girl and would like to see her do well. Over the past weekend at Five Points, I had a chance to chop it up with Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, very cool people. They told me the creative process that goes into writing Moon Girl and how excited they are for the character as she doing so well with scholastic and also appears in several Marvel video game platforms. This variant will be a tough find in stores this week, however there are quite a few on ebay as well going at about $50 average for raws. This is also a 1st appearance issue of Girl Moon, Ego the living Planets Daughter.

Normals #1 Cover B Incentive Elizabeth Torque Variant Cover – Aftershock been on a roll lately. To be honest,  they have been a solid company since they started out. Elizabeth Torque has been doing some great covers as well. I’m looking forward to reading this to see how the story pans out. After reading the description it reminds me of that old G.I. Joe episode, No Place Like Springfield. This good looking 1:10 ratio variant sold for $24.99. not many have appeared since that sale.

Rapture (Valiant Entertainment) #1 Cover G Incentive Mico Suayan Sketch Cover –This 1:50 COULD BE a sleeper right out the gate. A great looking cover, new Valiant book/story selling well around $80 on eBay

Secret Warriors Vol 2 #2 Cover B Incentive Yasmine Putri Variant Cover (Secret Empire Tie-In) – This one I really like, ya got the Giant Sized X-Men Homage ,The future Inhumans… A New era in comics .I want them to do well but lets see what happens

Shaolin Cowboy Who’ll Stop The Reign #2 Cover B Variant Frank Cho Cover – LOL Fank Cho..Killer Nuns..on a beach LOL, NUFF said!

Venom Vol 3 #150 Cover D Incentive Gabriele Dell Otto Variant Cover – Strictly for the Look and I love Venom and Dell Otto as an artist ..PC book for me ..there will be no shortage of these me Nice all black is cover gonna be tough 9.8

Wonder Woman Vol 5 #23 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover – My Comic Artist Boo Jenny Frison has been straight killing it with her Wonder Woman covers ..IMO this could be the best one ..did I tell ya how much I love these 1:1 DC variants


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