Mel V.’s Variant Picks for August 23, 2017

What Up CHU? Mel V. here with your weekly variant picks for the week of August 22ND. It is almost time for Baltimore Comic Con and NYCC and time for this year’s Mel’s Convention T Shirts Reveal. For those who don’t know, I take covers from the year and add the images to T-Shirts for convention use only (NO I DO NOT SELL THEM!) I like the selections I’ve made this year. Hopefully I can meet up with some of you guys in Baltimore and NYCC… POYO if you’re coming up this year, let’s grab some drinks. It’s a Monster week this week for some visually great looking books as well as a regular cover that will be a candidate for cover of the year… Let’s get into it


Batman the Shadow #5 Cover C Variant Francesco Mattina Cover – I saw this in a preview couple months back and I said to myself this is going to be a monster. Mattina is arguably at the top of artist mountain right now and when you pair that with two of the most classic characters in comic history, you will hit nothing but home-runs. Fantastic Cover. Sold out at a lot of online retailers


Lady Death Merciless Onslaught #1 Cover D Variant Shannon Maer Naughty Cover – Shout out to Danny H for showing me this cover. I’m going to have to agree with him that this is one of the best renditions of Lady Death I’ve ever seen. I try to keep the naughty stuff off CHU, but this cover was too good not to add to the list. There is also a pretty sweet Michael Turner foil coming this week as well. These books were available at SDCC and its also being offered as a set with some other great looking covers over at the Lady Death Store


Z Nation #5 Cover E Incentive Lucio Parrillo Virgin Cover – I can’t express how much I’m loving these Parrillo Z Nation covers. I think it was a genius idea to mix zombies with classic pieces of art from around the world. As Parrillo starts to climb the road to the top of Artist Mountain, collectors of his work will be seeking these and these will be the toughest books to find,  period…let alone in 9.8 because of that flimsy paper Dynamite used for these. Best of luck


Flash Vol 5 #29 Cover B Variant Neil Googe Cover – Battle torn Flash always looks great, no exception here. One for the PC


Weapon X Vol 3 #7 – It’s always a special thing when a regular cover makes Mel’s Variants of the week, I got to tell you guys I’m in love with this cover as it has a ton going for it. Hulk 340 homage, it features Marvels hot new character. The all black background not only makes the image stand out but also makes it a tough 9.8. Easy cover of the year candidate and also will be placed on a T Shirt without a shadow of a doubt

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5 Responses to Mel V.’s Variant Picks for August 23, 2017

  1. Edwin B says:

    Amen to Lady Death!

  2. Vann says:

    Great picks this week!

  3. schweizerdavid says:

    I ordered the Lady Death, signed. Good call out Mel V.

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