Category Archives: variant covers

Bob’s Twelve Comics of Christmas – 2014 Edition

Every year at some point after Thanksgiving I decorate my spinner rack with comics that have Christmas-themed covers, super-hero themed Christmas cards I’ve received, as well as a variety of super-hero ornaments.  I even saw this year that someone else … Continue reading

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I Have (Hopefully) Gotten the Variant Monkey Off My Back

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with variant covers for a long time.  I LOVE the cool art showcased on a lot of variant covers, I HATE the fact that I can be so easily manipulated by Publishers into buying the … Continue reading

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To Slab or Not to Slab…

 There are great reasons to slab a comic (slabbing is slang for getting a comic professionally graded and encased in an un-openable hard plastic shell from CGC, PGX, or CBCS).  We’ll do a subsequent blog talking about the merits of … Continue reading

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Collecting Variants in the Phantom Zone

I’ve talked about variant covers before (differentiating them from chase covers, look here for a reminder of the difference).  I like comics art and as a result, when they are reasonably priced, I will often pick up a variant cover … Continue reading

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