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  • Did somebody say VARIANTS?!?

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  • Posted: December 13, 2019 1:07:45 pm
  • I was looking at the new releases this week and saw that TMNT #100 was coming out and then was like, it has a ton of variants. THEN I noticed there are a total of 577 issues for this series....it's only on issue 100! Holy ! This series has to be the most variants per issue on average right?! Umm, no.

    So I opened an Excel spreadsheet and got to work on figuring the average amount of variants per issue a series has. Since CBR shows how many total issues a series has it's easy to just divide that number by issues released. I tried to just count regular issues, no Giant Size, Annuals, Specials, Hardcover, TPB's, etc, UNLESS THOSE had variants which to my surprise some do. Also the numbers are most definitely skewed a little by other type of issues like 2nd prints, error books and whatever else but I didn't bother dealing with them.

    I tried to think of popular newer ongoing series that had a lot of issues, but there are some in here that are smaller runs or mini-series. So here is a small random list of, on average, how many variants each issue has per series:

    Spawn - 1.73 variants per issue. This was 1.54 until issues 300 and up came out...
    Wonder Woman vol.5 - 2.15
    Walking Dead - 2.37
    Harley Quinn vol.3 - 3.25
    Rick and Morty - 3.47
    Deadpool vol.4 - 3.59
    Batman vol.3 - 4.05
    Avengers vol.7 - 4.19
    Captain America vol.8 - 4.55
    Grimm Fairy Tales vol.1 - 4.60
    Batman vol.2 - 5.21
    Uncanny X-Men vol.5 - 5.21
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vol.6 - 5.39 This was 4.87 before issue 100
    Venom vol.3 - 5.41
    Immortal Hulk - 5.53
    Vampirella vol.5 - 5.93
    Captain Marvel vol.9 - 6.31
    Amazing Spider-Man vol.5 - 6.61
    Venom vol.4 - 7.54
    Fantastic Four vol.6 - 7.59 - this one surprised me the most
    Grimm Fairy Tales vol.2 - 9.06
    Batman Who Laughs - 9.71
    Dceased - 11.00
    House of X - 12.30
    Absolute Carnage - 13.20!!! Total of 66 books and only 5 issues released!

    Last edited December 13, 2019 2:16:08 pm
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  • Posted: December 13, 2019 1:32:17 pm
  • I wish publishers wouldn't release more than two variants per issue. It's overwhelming.
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  • Posted: December 13, 2019 2:59:37 pm
  • You think you guys have it bad! Try adding them to the site every week...it's a pain in the Brick wall

    Last edited December 13, 2019 3:00:14 pm
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  • Posted: December 13, 2019 3:28:21 pm
  • Money Grab for them...Nightmare for us lolBrick wall
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  • Posted: December 13, 2019 5:52:37 pm
  • Yeah, especially the variants from Boundless or Avatar..... Brick wall
  • Posted: December 18, 2019 5:10:28 am
  • Dynamite is another company that LOVES their variants. I can always tell when a Dynamite series is running out of steam because they quit printing variant covers for the issues.
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  • Posted: December 18, 2019 10:26:28 am
  • Did Zenescope get overlooked? lol..they seem to just print out 100s of variants at random times whenever they want...and most arent even noticed because theres like 50 show exclusives from the same show lol...
    "How to destroy a man... Grant him his heart's desire." --Victor Von Doom
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    Batman #89 - Cameo Punchline 1st Designer
    Fantastic Four #116 - Doom Cover
    Venom: First Host #3 2nd Print - 1st Sleeper Low Print
    Magnificent Ms. Marvel #10 2nd Print - 1st Stormranger
  • Posted: December 19, 2019 12:24:24 am
  • AmZoMBiE said:
    Did Zenescope get overlooked?


    Grimm Fairy Tales is up there with Volume 1 at 4.6 variants per issue and Volume 2 at 9.06! Shocked I just got a bunch of Zenescope comics included with a couple of Longboxes I bought recently on the cheap. I'm not impressed with any of them. Nice covers though. . .
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: December 19, 2019 10:14:33 am
  • oops lol...skimmed too quickly i suppose...i knew they had a ton of variants lol...same as lady death

    Last edited December 19, 2019 11:08:49 am
    "How to destroy a man... Grant him his heart's desire." --Victor Von Doom
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    Latest Additions
    Batman #89 - Cameo Punchline 1st Designer
    Fantastic Four #116 - Doom Cover
    Venom: First Host #3 2nd Print - 1st Sleeper Low Print
    Magnificent Ms. Marvel #10 2nd Print - 1st Stormranger
  • Posted: December 19, 2019 2:31:53 pm
  • Any book that Boundless publishes has at least 20 variants per issue...it's F@#king insane!!!

    Last edited December 19, 2019 2:32:12 pm
    "Disliking everything is not the same thing as having an opinion"

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