Lol, is it just me or has Marvel comics just gone bananas for a dollar since Stan Lee left the throne with all these variants?
I'm not knocking new chairperson Quesada (who's variant just so happens to always be the most LIMITED and expensive), but are they really trying to 'keep things moving and fresh' changing characters genders and races or are they just out for a buck with over a dozen variants of each of these newer books they whip up? Death of Wolverine had over 12 variant covers and I read today his story will STILL move on;
"Marvel has already scheduled two follow-up series. Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy will launch in October and follow the impact of Wolverine’s death on the Marvel universe over seven issues. In November, Marvel will release the five-issue series Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program."
I'm sure there will be plenty of variants there also.
I feel stupid even buying/reading these stories knowing they won't stay dead etc.
With the new Cap and Thor and whatever else they decide to Modernize, Marvel/Diamond distributors must really be having fun.
I do understand they are a business and need to make money. I'm just seeing if anybody agrees with me really.
I used to really enjoy collecting but the Modern variant game feels sickly commercial.
Long live the Golden/Silver Age ('cause CGC officially catagorized upto 75' I believe to be 'Modern' now).
And I'm out.
Can anyone give advice on determining the value of a popular comic book signed by a significant writer and artist? I've decided to sell of my comic book collection and realized I have a number of signed issues. I would prefer not to go too low and lose out, but I also don't want to price them too high and scare folks off. Tips are very appreciated!