What is a variant edition comic?

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What is a variant edition comic?

In comic books, a variant cover (sometimes variant edition) refers to an issue of a comic book printed with multiple covers, each with unique cover art. The first comic book marketed with a variant cover was the 1986 first issue of The Man of Steel, which featured two different covers by writer/artist John Byrne.

How do you get variant comics?

Cover variants are found at your local comic shop and online retailers. Your LCS will give you the cheapest prices as you’ll have to pay shipping if you buy it anywhere online. Also, the key to getting the Cover Variant you want is by requesting it from your shop a month (or more) in advance.

What is an unlockable comic variant?

These are A/B cover variants marketed to retailers as ideal for pull list customers. A/B covers, unlockable. Variant covers that are normally regular price but require you to order a certain number of the A cover before you can order an equivalent number of the B cover.

When did variant comics start?

1986
The variant cover phenomenon began in 1986 and was immediately embraced by fans everywhere; it was then bolstered in 1991 by Marvel Comics’ X-MEN #1, setting the world record for the best-selling comic of all time, which is attributed to the astonishing collection of five variant covers released for the issue.

What is a 1/25 variant cover?

A 1:25 variant means 1 variant is produced for every 25 regular covers printed. One would assume it’s straight print run but that may not be the case. When ordering a ratio variant, shops have to purchase a certain number of books to receive the ratio variant.

Why are variant covers more expensive?

Because some stores will order more books than they need in order to nab a few extra variants, it’s common to find chase variants sold for a lot more than their cover price so the store can recoup its losses.

What does variant mean in Loki?

Sophia Di Martino as The Variant in Loki (Disney Plus) A variant is a term coined by the Time Variance Authority to describe a person who does something they are not supposed to in the so-called “Sacred Timeline” of the MCU, and thus branches away into an alternate version of events.

Why do they call Loki a variant?

A variant is a term coined by the Time Variance Authority to describe a person who does something they are not supposed to in the so-called “Sacred Timeline” of the MCU, and thus branches away into an alternate version of events.

Why is Sylvie a variant?

Sylvie Lushton in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Di Martino’s Sylvie is indeed a Loki variant, taken from Asgard in her early childhood, explaining why her life and her knowledge of Asgard are so different from that of Loki himself.

Is Sylvie a Thor variant?

How many variant covers are there in a comic?

So you may see a major comic having a 1-in-10 Variant, a 1-in-25 Variant, and so on. As you can guess, this means that there’s only one copy of the chase variant for every 10 copies of the standard cover a retailer orders.

When do new episodes of variant Comics Come Out?

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Why are variant covers called’chase variants’?

Keep an eye on your inbox. The second tier of variants are called chase variants, so named because fans are expected to chase after these covers. Chase variants are printed in much smaller quantities than the standard cover and are usually tightly distributed on a ratio system.

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