White Dragon Comics Makes Buying Variant Issues of Comic Book Easy... Shoppers Will Find 200+ different Comics Featuring Variant Covers for Sale Right Here!
Comic Book enthusiasts, collectors and buyers rejoice! This is the Variant Comic Book Covers page, here buyers can find 200+ "choice" comic’s for sale and each one is a different variant cover. Fans will find some of the most hard-pressed, sought after variant covers of comics right here at White Dragon Comics. Other variants from lessor known publishers (Zenescope, Dynamite, Titan, Valiant and others) can be found throughout White Dragon Comics for sale too!
In comic books, a variant cover (sometimes variant edition) refers to an issue of a comic book printed with multiple covers, each with its own unique cover art. 1986 was the first year a variant cover was released, The Man of Steel comic featured two different covers by writer/artist John Byrne. One of these variants featured a full shot of Superman ripping open his regular everyday civilian clothing to reveal the Kryptonian "S" emblem on his chest, along with a shot of the spaceship that brought him to Earth escaping Krypton. The other cover featured a closeup of Superman's chest as he rips open his shirt.
Comic Book buyers embraced the idea of variants and comic book publishers began to market specifically to the collectors' market. Comic book publishers, knowing that many collectors are completists, will purchase every issue featuring a certain character, thus publishers began to produce comics with multiple covers, and completists and speculators alike bought them by the millions.
Variant covers began appearing on the covers of titles from Marvel, DC, Valiant, and Image, as well as numerous small-press publishers. In 1993, DC Comics shipped the first printing of Superman #75, featuring the climax of "The Death of Superman" storyline, in a black polybag with a Superman armband inside. Many Collectors wanted to keep their copy pristine, but also read the story this led consumers to buy multiple copies or subsequent printings (which had the same cover but not the polybag and fan incentives), enhancing the boom of the variant comic frenzy.
The buying frenzy of variants would slow down, in fact the buying of variants drastically reduced due to the market being saturated by comics. But I’m happy to let fans know that variant collecting is back and at an all-time new high! Consumers searching for variant comic books will find a large selection of the best in new comics for sale here at White Dragon Comics!