- Posted by Johanna on August 4, 2009 at 11:33 am
- Category: Comic News
Marvel is publishing 22 variant covers this week. (24, if you count the two Marvel Masterworks they’re also shipping, but let’s stick to stapled traditional comics here.) Of these, six are second printing variants. That’s out of 44 comics released, so 50% of their line this week is chasing collectors.
To put this in perspective, DC is only publishing 23 new comics this week (including Vertigo, Wildstorm, and Jonny DC, but not counting book-format comics). Three of those are variant covers (one of those variants is for a second print). So Marvel almost published more variant covers than their competitor did actual comics this week!