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Old 09-10-2009, 21:23
Kablamo
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I used to dislike these and I still do to some extent but recently I saw the price of some recent Variants which so an almost doubling and tripling for the copy. I found this odd considering recently I got a whole number of variants in bargain boxes for 50 pence or a pound.

Does anybody out there get these and if you do, why?
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:41
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If you buy comics to read then they are a complete waste of time. You are not going to buy multiple issues just for a different cover. Just buy the cheapest version with the cover you like the best.

If you are a collector whoose sole purpose is investment then go for it. But if you are burnt don't come crying to me.

I always buy Crossed as the wrap edition - it just worked out that way, others such as last years Dan Dare were bought with an eye for the less seen cover artists in mind.
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Old 16-10-2009, 14:05
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If you buy comics to read then they are a complete waste of time. You are not going to buy multiple issues just for a different cover. Just buy the cheapest version with the cover you like the best.

If you are a collector whoose sole purpose is investment then go for it. But if you are burnt don't come crying to me.

I always buy Crossed as the wrap edition - it just worked out that way, others such as last years Dan Dare were bought with an eye for the less seen cover artists in mind.
I can remember the days when you didn't have variant covers...

Although, I did buy two issues of each of the Dark Horse Aliens series with the John Bolton painted covers back in the early 90s - one to read and one to keep pristine & they're worth 40 a pop now to folks who are interested in them.

I wouldn't do it these days though, not with issues topping out at 4 a pop...
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