100 Most Valuable Variant Comics
Part 2: #75 Through #51

100 Most Expensive Variant Comics, Retailer Incentives, 2nd or 3rd Prints, Sketch Covers and Other Variant Covers
by Jason W. Perrault

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How We Organized the Most Valuable Variant Comics List

We provide record sales in 9.8 grade, and minimum values of an ungraded copy, as well as very recent 9.8 sales if they should so happen to be notably less than the record sale.

In cases where the very recent sale was markedly less than the record sale, the book was ranked based on the more recent sale, for the purposes of making the list as current and reflective of the present market as possible.

Sales of signed/remarked/sketched books were not included on this list, as such additions can and do further affect the value of the book beyond the assigned grade.

Furthermore, error/recalled books are also not included, as those were not intended to be “variants” by the publisher.

We published it in reverse order, to make the countdown more suspenseful!

#75: Walking Dead 100 Ottley Sketch (2012)

#75: Walking Dead 100 Ottley Sketch (2012)

Record Sale: 9.8 $810

Recent sale: 9.8 $470, 9/17

Minimum value raw: $100

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Also featuring the first appearance of Negan and the death of Glenn, this particular variant of that issue is just as difficult to find as the Lucille/Red Foil variants, and showcases fan favorite Michonne in full battle mode.

#74: Harley Quinn 1 Hughes Variant (2014)

#74: Harley Quinn Hughes Variant (2014)

Record sale: 9.8 $1,000

Recent sale: 9.8 $447, 11/17

Minimum value raw: $200

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This popular Adam Hughes cover has been one of his most sought after from the moment it was released. The prescient pre-Suicide Squad depiction of Harley Quinn strongly resembles the actress who would go on to be announced to play her in that movie, Margot Robbie.

#73: Champions 1 Hawthorne Variant (2016)

#73: Champions 1 Hawthorne Variant (2016)

Record sale: $474

Minimum value raw: $250

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This was a whopping 1 for 1000 retailer ordering incentive, and for that high of an incentive, the book seems to sell relatively cheap, all things considered, especially given the playful depiction by Mike Hawthorne of Marvel’s newest generation of heroes.

Nonetheless, nearly $500 for a modern book definitely ain’t chump change.

#72: Venom 12 Del Mundo Venom Variant (2012)

#72: Venom 12 Del Mundo Venom Variant (2012)

Record sale: 9.8 $500

Minimum value raw: $250

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Yes, there was a “Venomized” Venom cover as well, and, not surprisingly, this double Venom also sells for crazy prices. Ironically, it seems to be one of the harder covers to get from the series.

#71: Bloodshot Salvation Brushed Metal Variant, Suayan (2017)

#71: Bloodshot Salvation Brushed Metal Variant, Suayan (2017)

Record sale: 9.8 $500

Minimum value raw: $200

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Proving that it is indeed a force to be reckoned with in the hobby, Valiant clocks in again here with this grim and intense cover by Mico Suayan.

Recently released, this variant exploded right out of the gate, and does not yet show signs of slowing down.

#70: Divinity 1 LaRosa Variant (2015)

#70: Divinity 1 LaRosa Variant (2015)

Record sale: 9.8 $600

Recent sale: 9.8 $500, 9/17

Minimum value raw: $100

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Another exceptionally rare Valiant cover, this one by Lewis LaRosa, not as expensive as it once was, but still has Valiant fans paying through the nose whenever a copy does pop up on the market.

#69: Amazing Spider-man 569 Second Printing, Romita Jr./Janson (2008)

#69: Amazing Spider-man 569 Second Printing, Romita Jr./Janson (2008)

Record sale: 9.8 $505

Minimum value raw: $100

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This second printing of the first appearance of the symbiote Anti-Venom, as bonded to Eddie Brock is also his first cover appearance.

#68: Spawn 185 McFarlane Variant (Headless) (2008)

#68: Spawn 185 McFarlane Variant (Headless) (2008)

Record sale: 9.8 $525

Minimum value raw: $200

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Showing a bit of his darkly humorous side, with Spawn blowing off his own head, this variant, while not near as expensive as its sketch cover brother of the same issue, still brings out wallets.

#67: Wolverine 310 Platt Sketch (2012)

#67: Wolverine 310 Platt Sketch (2012)

Record sale: 9.8 $850

Recent sale: 9.6 $515, 9/17

Minimum value raw: $300

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Normally the sketch cover versions of variants are rarer, and therefore more valuable.

This sketch version of this issue (the color version is also on this list), manages to be the somewhat less expensive version in this case, but hardly cheap.

#66: Mighty Thor 10 Parel Venom Variant (2012)

#66: Mighty Thor 10 Parel Venom Variant (2012)

Record sale: 9.8 $550

Minimum value raw: $100

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Still another one of those original “Venomized” covers, this dramatic piece by Gerald Parel seems to be one of the easier ones to find, and still manages to cost a pretty penny.

#65: Wolverine v.3 66 Turner Sketch (2008)

#65: Wolverine v.3 66 Turner Sketch (2008)

Record sale: 9.8 $725

Recent sale: 9.8 $550, 8/17

Minimum value raw: $250

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Highlighting the fantastic pencils of the gone-too-soon Michael Turner, this issue is also Part One of the famous Old Man Logan storyline, that was kinda, sorta, adapted into the hit movie Logan.

#64: Hellboy: The Fury 3 Retailer Incentive Edition, Mignola (2011)

#64: Hellboy: The Fury 3 Retailer Incentive Edition, Mignola (2011)

Record sale: 9.8 $810

Recent sale: 9.8 $566, 7/16

Minimum value raw: $250

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Apparently very few retailers took up publisher Dark Horse's 1 for 20 incentive for this tough to find cover by Mike Mignola, which is odd since this issue was the culmination of a Death of Hellboy story arc.

#63: New Mutants 1 Sketch, Kubert (2009)

#63: New Mutants 1 Sketch, Kubert (2009)

Record sale: 9.8 $1,000

Recent sale: 9.8 $550, 9/17

Minimum value raw: $300

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Distributed at the same convention as the J. Scott Campbell Uncanny X-men Partial Sketch 510 sketch variant (also on this list), this cover by Adam Kubert has not come near the same value heights as that one, but has nonetheless caught the interest of collectors of very rare variants.

#62: Star Wars 1 Action Figure Sketch (Luke Skywalker), Christopher (2015)

#62: Star Wars 1 Action Figure Sketch (Luke Skywalker), Christopher (2015)

Record sale: 9.8 $1,012

Recent sale: 9.8 $550, 7/17

Minimum value raw: $200

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Remember when these were all the rage? This is the only one that still really manages to sell for anything close to peak prices when these were popular, though it is still well off its past highs.

Still a neat concept cover by John Tyler Christopher for Star Wars fans to have in their collections.

#61: Spawn 227 McFarlane Sketch (2013)

#61: Spawn 227 McFarlane Sketch (2013)

Record sale: 9.8 $600

Minimum value raw: $400

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One of Todd McFarlane’s many self- swiped ASM 300 covers this one really caught on with fans and has become one of the most expensive ones to date.

Evidently Spawn + ASM cover swipe= $$.

#60: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye 19 Retailer Incentive Edition (2013)

#60: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye 19 Retailer Incentive Edition (2013)

Recent sale: 9.8 $616

Minimum value raw: $300

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These just don’t come up for sale very often and is considered one of the holy grails for Transformers comics collectors.

Be ready for some serious competition the next time one of these appears on the market, if you’re looking to add one to your collection. 

#59: Batman 1 Capullo Sketch (2011)

#59: Batman 1 Capullo Sketch (2011)

Record sale: $1,250

Recent sale: 9.8 $599, 11/17

Minimum value raw: $250

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This issue begins what many believe to be the best continuous Batman run by the same creative team in the history of the title, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

So it should go without saying that this 1 for 200 incentive would command big money. Though it doesn't fly as high as it once did, it is still a very expensive collector's item.

#58: Deadpool 45 Horn Variant (2010)

#58: Deadpool 45 Horn Variant (2010)

Record sale: 9.8 $650

Minimum value raw: $150

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A nicely done cover swipe of Ultimate Spiderman 1 by Greg Horn shows Deadpool in one of his more lethal, less jokester modes, this cover really took off when people realized how hard they were to find.

#57: Black Widow 6 Campbell Variant (2010)

#57: Black Widow 6 Campbell Variant (2010)

Record sale: 9.8 $650

Minimum value raw: $250

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Surprisingly tough to track down for a 1 for 15, this simple, yet still well done pin up by J. Scott Campbell has been a favorite of fans of his for quite some time now.

#56: Gotham City Sirens 1 Jones Variant (2009)

#56: Gotham City Sirens 1 Jones Variant (2009)

Record sale: $650

Minimum value raw: $250

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News of a possible Gotham City Sirens movie sent this already somewhat pricey variant to the moon. Featuring all three of our hot female protagonists Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy in various states of 'come hither', it’s easy to see why this became the must-have book of the trio.

#55: Red Hood: Lost Days 1 Mattina Variant (2010)

#55: Red Hood: Lost Days 1 Mattina Variant (2010)

Record sale: 9.8 $1,800

Recent sale: 9.8 $650, 10/17

Minimum value raw: $375

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Another nice cover by red hot artist Francesco Mattina, featuring the hot character the Red Hood, aka Jason Todd.

These are not very easy to find, and are usually fast sellers when priced accordingly.

#54: Shadowman 13 Davis Variant (2013)

#54: Shadowman 13 Davis Variant (2013)

Record sale: 9.8 $685

Minimum value raw: $200

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Valiant checks in again with hot 1 for 50 cover, this time by Shane Davis. There is also a 1 for 20 by Ben Templesmith for the same issue that also sells well, but does not quite make this list.

Proving again that Valiant does have a devoted following who love tracking down and paying for their rarest variants.

#53: Uncanny X-Force 5 Manara Variant (2013)

#53: Uncanny X-Force 5 Manara Variant (2013)

Record sale: 9.8 $700

Minimum value raw: $300

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Another hot Psylocke cover, this highly impressionistic image by veteran pin-up artist Milo Manara has slowly and steadily garnered appreciation from rare variant hunters.

#52: X-O Manowar 1 Brushed Metal Variant, Palosz (2017)

#52: X-O Manowar 1 Brushed Metal Variant, Palosz (2017)

Record sale: 9.8 $1,437

Recent sale: 9.8 $660, 10/17

Minimum value raw: $300

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The first Valiant title bows here, this rare 1 for 500 incentive variant made a big splash as soon as it was released, as Valiant fans rushed to acquire it.

It has since settled in price, but will still set you back a pretty penny when you can find one.

#51: Venomverse 1 Remastered Edition (Color), McFarlane (2017)

#51: Venomverse 1 Remastered Edition (Color), McFarlane (2017)

Record sale: 9.8 $755

Minimum value raw: $350

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Here is the full color, slightly less rare, somewhat more 'affordable' 1 for 1000 version of the remastered Todd McFarlane cover.

As you can see, these extremely high ordering ratio variants almost always hit the ground running with sky high prices from the moment they are released. Sometimes they eventually come back down and settle in price. Sometimes they don't.

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