Mel V.’s Variants of the Week for August 22, 2018

What Up CHU? Mel V. here with your weekly Variant picks for August 22nd 2018… What the Heck? Summer is over already.. It’s almost time for NYCC.. I cant believe the year is almost over already. There is still some time left for some more Variants Of The year nominations. Do we have one this week? Lets find out…


Batman Kings Of Fear #1 Cover B Variant Bill Sienkiewicz Cover – I like this little switch up in style from Mr. Sienkiewicz, I hope DC keeps the same color palette on this variant, I really like it the way it is


Black Panther Vol 7 #3 Cover C Incentive Jamal Campbell Variant Cover – This is one of those classic “Mel V. I don’t know why I like it but I just do covers.” It’s not super great but definitely not bad…It’s a cover I do want in my collection absolutely


Mega Man Mastermix #3 Cover C Incentive Josh Perez Variant Cover – Shout on to my homie Gary N. for putting me on to this cover last week. Some of y’all may not know that this is a homage of one of Mel V’s favorite animated movies of all time. The sheer nostalgia of this cover makes this COVER OF THE WEEK for me. Bonus points too whoever can name the movie in the comments below…Triple Bonus props to those who have seen this incredible movie…Definitely one of Canadas greatest achievements .


Mega Man Mastermix #3 Cover C Incentive Josh Perez Variant Cover– Its been a while since I showcased a Valiant 1:50, I think Kaare Andrews is one of those up and coming artists to keep an eye on, and this is one of the better Shadowman covers in a while.


Venom Vol 4 #5 Cover B Variant Gerardo Zaffino Return Of The Fantastic Four Cover – Y’all know I don’t usually put monthly theme variants on the list, but I had to make an exception for this one. Almost T Shirt worthy


West Coast Avengers Vol 3 #1 Cover E Incentive Terry Dodson Variant Cover – Sleeper pick of the week. Who knows how this series will play out, it’s a 1:50 and I am hearing it has first appearances inside, I’m going to try to scoop one if the price is right

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13 Responses to Mel V.’s Variants of the Week for August 22, 2018

  1. D-Rog says:

    Do not support monthly theme variants! They contribute nothing to society!!

    • agentpoyo says:

      Yeah, I bought a few in the past but no more, I don’t care how good the cover is. The artists already got paid, buying them is only giving more money to the publisher and a really small amount to the local shop.

    • D-Rog says:

      I’ve never bought one and likely never will.

  2. Rockermark says:

    Marvel Comics Super Special #25 was an adaptation of Rock And Rule.

  3. A. King says:

    The Batman variant is the one I’m looking for tomorrow.

  4. r says:

    Kaare Andrews has been around for years. See his Hulk covers.

    • Captain Feet says:

      Andrews has been around for a while. I enjoyed Spider-Man reign and I believe it came out in 2005 or 06. He wrote and did interiors on that mini series. I guess we just notice artists more when they become more exclusive to cover art.

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