Wednesday Winner: Walking Dead 171 Pink Variant

It is nice to walk into the local comic shop on a Wednesday and pick up your books. It is even nicer when some of your books are going for multiple times cover price. Walking Dead #171 B Pink Signature Variant is one of those books.

We called this one early on. For those that were lucky to get a copy cheap, or at cover price, be prepared to cash in.

The books started out at cover price. As people found out, prices quickly jumped up to $50. One copy closed at $75. All in all not so bad for a secret 1:10 cover.


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27 Responses to Wednesday Winner: Walking Dead 171 Pink Variant

  1. David Bitterbaum says:

    No stores I called in my region seemed to have it. They either didn’t get ANY variants, or just had the regular variant. I’ve been quietly crying about it for a couple hours.

  2. Jesus says:

    I called around when shops opened and every single one I called wanted $50. Maybe the price will drop in the future where I can get my hands on one.

  3. I went to 6 -different stores in the Philadelphia and surrounding area and none of them had this variant. that sucked. I wonder if you had to do a special order or if stores just held them back to sell high on fee-bay. I want one but I won’t be paying that much, so unless the prices drop, i’ll be misssing out.

    • agentpoyo says:

      No, these were secret inserted variants. Stores did not know about them until they unpacked their comics.

  4. azbarbarian says:

    I got one at my local shop for $20. It would have been cover if I hadn’t pointed it out to them.

    • Richard Guevara says:

      This upsets me cuz this is what happened to me. Like well thanks, I tried helping you and now you guys screw me over.

  5. Birdman says:

    Fortunately, I managed to get a copy at cover. But I was torn between keeping quiet and getting to stores at opening (to rifle through the stack) or calling ahead to find out who had them and risking a mark-up. My alternate shop opens earlier so I hit it first. They were already aware of it and said they received no pink variants. I promptly called two other stores in the same chain and they also said they got none. Crap! I started wondering if it was a regional thing. Then I called my regular LCS before opening and made him aware — none in the shelf stacks (crap again!), but he needed time to look at all the ones pulled for subscribers. On my way to him, I hit a smaller shop (in the same chain) and they had none. Uugghh! When I finally got to my regular LCS, he told me he found 3 and offered me 1 at cover (success!). He said he was going to mark-up the other 2 (he hadn’t settled on a price before I left). I got lucky on this one!

  6. Alana says:

    Again Adlard’s store has a stack of this signed on eBay and prices jacked up just like the here’s Negan from the blind box. Another reason to pass on this.

    • agentpoyo says:

      I understand artists should be able to get copies of their own books but the price gouging is just uncalled for if you ask me.

      • Bill says:

        I agree. I always say there are topics that are black and white (i.e. illegal and legal) but there’s a bunch in the gray. Profiting off your own book by signing it and gouging the price is disgusting to me. For that reason I do not and will not support Adlard in any way…. whenever I find something unscrupulous, I cut them out.

      • agentpoyo says:

        This is why I never pay for an autograph as well.

        I get if a comic writer or artist is signing a bunch for some person who’s gonna go get them graded to make profit off such signature but if it’s just fans wanting signature, even personalized, if you charge for such a thing, you’re just turd.

  7. Brennan says:

    This secret shit pisses me off.
    For those of us who don’t have big shops nearby, there’s literally no chance to score one because between both covers, the shops aroind me get maybe ten total. If they had known, more could have been ordred to give some of us a chance.
    I just don’t see the point. It doesn’t boost sales because the orders are done already, and it just pisses of serious collectors.
    Don’t even get me started on adlard selling his comps (dick move).

    • agentpoyo says:

      It doesn’t bother me that much, what bothers me is just the instant price gouging..

      Adlard selling his own crap is okay but I have problems when he sells things that are first, hard to obtain and were very limited and secondly, at unreasonable prices. It’s like, get over yourself.. you really that hard up for cash?

      • Brennan says:

        The extra content kills me too.
        Seven extra pages.
        Meaning my regular copy is an incomplete issue.
        This is NOT how you rewars your readers. Most of us have been screwed out of content.
        Not cool.

      • Anthony says:

        Nah. The extra pages will be in the next issue. However I am a completist and had to have one of the Pink Sigs

      • Brennan says:

        Well that’s good to know. Makes the pill slightly easier to swallow.
        Thanks for the heads up Tony!!
        I have one more shop in my area I know if that may have one still.
        Fingers crossed!

      • Brennan says:

        Wah waaaaaaaaah (trombone noise)

        No luck.
        Pretty bummed but it will pass.

  8. F Stop says:

    The LCS that my buddy and I go to (that I’m putting someone’s kid through college with as much as I spend there) got three copies. The owner would not sell my buddy two copies (one for me) because I wasn’t there. We buy each other’s hold stacks for the other all the time. Not cool. I’m probably going to be looking for a new LCS.

  9. Killerwit says:

    I got none in the pink and one thinks that stinks.

  10. Giuseppe Cucuzza says:

    my shop had a stack, picked up 4 at cover, going to run over after work….

  11. David Bitterbaum says:

    I found a shop in my area with one copy that they are selling for $50 which isn’t bad considering a single copy is now easily going for nearly $100 on eBay. They said they would hold it for me and I can grab it tomorrow when they open. It will make a nice addition to my collectible Image-covers!

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