Mel V.’s Variants of the Week for May 1, 2019

What up CHU? Mel V. here. Is it already Tuesday? Wow it is flying by, and the first week of May already too. Here is what I am feeling.

Not a heavy week for variants. Some good covers, mostly cover price. One T-Shirt worthy cover makes the list.


DCeased #1 Cover C Variant Yasmine Putri Horror Movie Cover – Yasmine Putri captures the creepy clown of It mixed in with the Joker. Just an incredible cover.

DCs Year Of The Villain #1 Cover D Incentive Jim Cheung Batman Who Laughs Variant – A 1:500 variant cheap. Plus it features the Batman who Laughs, who DC has big plans for. A new Batman/Superman series announced centering on him.

Deathstroke Vol 4 #43 Cover B Variant Clayton Crain Cover – Mr. Crain with another dark cover. Looks good, and if the rumors of something big happening are true…

Justice League Vol 4 #23 Cover B Variant Jerome Opena Cover – Mr Opena with a good looking group shot of the Justice League.

Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #3 Cover A Regular Gerardo Zaffino – a non-variant on the variant list. Happens from time to time. Mr. Zaffino has been hot with his variants and this Phoenix/Ghost Rider cover is T-Shirt worthy. If this was a 1:25 variant it would be blowing up.

Marvel Tales Avengers #1 Cover B Incentive Jen Bartel Virgin Cover – These have been under ordered and selling well. Ghosts in some areas. This will be your book to hunt for tomorrow.

Savage Avengers #1 Cover H Incentive Moebius Hidden Gem Variant Cover – Morbius is a master. These images are classic. The Wolverine Simon Bianchi cover is awesome on its own.

Fallen World #1 Cover E Variant David Mack Cover – Mack’s art is something I really appreciate. I love this image of Rai.

Punk Mambo #1 Cover F Incentive Dan Brereton Flocked Punk Variant Cover – die hard Valiant fans only. Flocked means fuzzy. I really appreciate Valiant’s odd gimmick covers.

2 thoughts on “Mel V.’s Variants of the Week for May 1, 2019”

  1. I didn’t order Marvel Tales Avengers because the inside was all reprint material with a $7.99 Cover price. I can’t imagine too many places ordered enough to get the 50 QTY Cover. Even ordering none they still shipped one copy for free with todays order.

    (W) Stan Lee & Various (A) Jack Kirby, John Buscema (CA) Jen Bartel
    Earth’s Mightiest Heroes charge into action as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of our most impressive talent from the past eight decades. First, the old order changeth for the very first time in AVENGERS (1963) #16, as the original team gives way – and Stan Lee and Jack Kirby assemble Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver as Cap’s Kooky Quartet! Then, in one of the greatest comic stories ever told, Roy Thomas and John Buscema introduce the most enigmatic android of all in AVENGERS (1963) #57 – behold, the Vision! Finally, in AVENGERS (1963) #264, crafted by Roger Stern and Buscema, meet the new Yellowjacket – who’s about to feel the full sting of the wondrous Wasp!
    Rated T
    Cosmic Ghost Rider cover’s so nice it’s going to make me read it which will be my first dip into the CGR stories. Huge Jean grey fan.

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