Here’s some of the highlights I think will be winners.
I loved G.I. Joe as a kid. I think I had almost every figurine and vehicle at one point. I recall spending countless hours outside with my friends on my block playing with those figurines and vehicles, setting up battle scenarios, arguing who would win, who’s the best and so on. The good ‘ol day right?
Well I’m not that big on collecting G.I. Joe comics now but I have done well flipping some hot books. But I must say, Natali Sanders brings in a whole new ballgame when it comes to cover art for G.I. Joe.
So, I’m just going to say, this is one damn good looking cover for G.I. Joe #255 and there’s apparently a virgin variant as well.
This book is limited to just 400 and the virgin is said to be limited to just 100 print run. This is a definite must grab I think at the con as Natali Sanders fans will definitely be seeking these out. She’s done some beautiful covers in the past for G.I. Joe as well.
Next up is a pretty sweet Rick & Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons Con Exclusive that is limited to just 1000 and if you pick this one up, you gotta head to Oni’s booth to pick up the connecting variant that they are selling for this exclusive.
This one might not see any heat (unlike the regular Marvel Darth Vader series) but it’s still a definite pickup for me. You all likely know my love for Darth Vader. He’s just one of my favorite villains of all time across all pop culture universes.
Well the new Vader’s Castle has a Con Exclusive by Derek Charm and it’s limited to just 500 print run. I just love the gray tones and shading with Cloud Vader watching you!
Just like G.I. Joe, Transformers was my thing back in the day. This cover for Transformers Unicron #1 brings back that 80s nostalgia for me. Like Mel would say, this has classic worn down t-shirt all over it for me.
It’s limited to just 500.
Last up for these highlight exclusives is the Batman / The Maxx #1 by Sam Keith. It looks like a mashup with Kelley Jones, I love the long pointy ears that Keith represents in true Kelley Jones style. Of course who doesn’t enjoy Sam Keith’s The Maxx as well, a true classic character.
This Batman / The Maxx exclusive is limited to just 750 total.
IDW is now a must for me this year. In previous years I don’t recall picking up any variants but I must say, they’ve stepped up their game this year and these are likely my top pick ups if I can grab some.