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February 5, 2007

100 Variant Covers

Filed under: Other — M Kitchen @ 4:01 pm

Variant Covers are back with a vengeance.

The Hero Initiative, and Marvel Comics have teamed up with 80 of the industry’s “top talent” to create 100 one-of-a-kind variant covers for Ultimate Spider-Man #100.

CBR states: Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Hero Initiative’s efforts to “provide a financial safety net for yesterdays creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life and an avenue back into paying work.”

Among the artist participating are Jae Lee, John Romita, Sergio Aragones, Matt Wagner, Neil Gaiman, Frank Cho, and Todd McFarlane (plus many more).

Check out Newsarama, and Comic Book Resources for more info.

4 Comments »

  1. There are some interesting interpretations of Spiderman in those links

    Comment by Matt Campbell — February 5, 2007 @ 6:39 pm

  2. This is kind of like what we were talking about doing for conventions! (Is that why you posted this?) It’s a pretty cool idea, and the fact that it’s going to charity is alright. I hope they don’t get carried away with this, and do it for every issue #100 though. I know I would like a couple of them. (Sergio Aragones, John Romita, Perez). Pretty neat.

    Comment by Blair kitchen — February 5, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

  3. How much you guys think these comics will go for?

    Comment by TIE — February 6, 2007 @ 2:34 am

  4. Matt: I always find it interesting to have a group of artists do their take on an idea (in this case, a spider-man sketch cover) and seeing the differences in what they come up with. Some great, some generic, some not-so-great. It makes me appreciate the great ones.

    Blair: That was the first thing that came to my mind, and one of the reasons I posted it.

    Thai: I’ve been told that Bill Morrison’s was the first piece auctioned, and that went for $425. Curious what the McFarlane cover will go for.

    Comment by M Kitchen — February 6, 2007 @ 10:52 am

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