variant cover – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:17:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 61893577 Exclusive #BlackPanther Variant Cover Comic Available on eBay http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/exclusive-blackpanther-variant-cover-comic-available-on-ebay/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/exclusive-blackpanther-variant-cover-comic-available-on-ebay/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:00:05 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=165266 Ahead of the highly anticipated Black Panther film release, eBay is selling a limited amount of copies of Black Panther: The Sound and the Fury #1 with an exclusive variant cover. This special-edition is predicted to sell out quickly.

 

“The fantastic technology of Wakanda comes to Dubai! But when the villainous KLAW launches a plot to extort billions from the citizens of the city, T’CHALLA’s diplomatic mission becomes a search and rescue for the BLACK PANTHER! Written and illustrated by industry legends Ralph Macchio and Andrea Di Vito, THE SOUND AND THE FURY puts the Black Panther on a mission that will test his prowess against his long-standing nemesis, as well as three new villains – BLOKK, GARROTTE, and SHEN-YU! Featuring a special presentation of FANTASTIC FOUR #53, featuring the earliest conflict between T’Challa and Klaw, and the introduction of VIBRANIUM!”

About the comic + cover:

  • The variant cover was designed in collaboration between eBay, Marvel and eBay seller Mycomicshop, and illustrated by accomplished comics illustrator Sanford Greene.
  • The comic is being released a week prior to the Black Panther movie premiere, which has sold more advance tickets than any other Marvel movie in history.
  • The limited edition variant cover comic – with limited copies being sold – has a MSRP of $9.99 but will cost $5.99 with free U.S. shipping on eBay’s Daily Deals beginning Wednesday, 2/7 at 8am PT. It’s available for pre-order at 8am PT on Tuesday 2/6. Available while supplies last.

In celebration of the comic book release, eBay is revealing Black Panther sales trends on the marketplace*:

  • Purchases of Black Panther items have increased dramatically ahead of the feature film – sale have more than doubled from Oct 2016-Jan 2017 to Oct 2017-Jan 2018.
  • Black Panther sales spiked the week the first movie trailer was released: sales increased by 23% the week of October 16, 2017.
  • Currently, there over 52,000 Black Panther available listings.

 

Regularly releasing limited edition variant covers like “Marvel Legacy #1” and “ The Spectacular Spider-Man #1” which sold out in 26 hours , eBay is a top destination to shop rare and exclusive comic memorabilia.

 

About the Comic Artist, Sanford Greene

Sanford Greene has worked professionally in the comic illustration and related industries for over 15 years. Working for mainline publishers such as, Marvel , DC , Dark Horse and Image Comics. You can see his most recent work on the hit Marvel series “ Power Man and Iron Fist “ as well as covers for “ Black Panther ” and “ Inhumans “. He is currently working on his creator owned online comic series for Webtoons called “1000” and the anticipated new title called “ Bitter Root “ for Image comics.

 

*All data based on sold and listed items on eBay.com from 10/1/16-1/25/2018

 

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Wizard World Comic Con Columbus Attendees to Receive ‘The Walking Dead #1’ Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Cover By Stuart Sayger http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/wizard-world-comic-con-columbus-attendees-to-receive-the-walking-dead-1-limited-edition-exclusive-variant-cover-by-stuart-sayger/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/wizard-world-comic-con-columbus-attendees-to-receive-the-walking-dead-1-limited-edition-exclusive-variant-cover-by-stuart-sayger/#respond Fri, 04 Sep 2015 23:47:24 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=124870 Wizard World Comic Con Columbus Attendees to Receive ‘The Walking Dead #1’ Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Cover By Stuart Sayger, September 18-20

‘The X-Files,’ ‘30 Days Of Night’ Artist Has Drawn 17th Cover In 2015 Series Available At Greater Columbus Convention Center For Full-Price Attendees; VIP Fans Get Additional B&W Sketch Cover At Registration

TWD1-Columbus-LO.jpgCOLUMBUS, Ohio, September 4, 2015 — Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that ‘The X-Files’ and ‘30 Days of Night’ artist Stuart Sayger has drawn the 17th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, September 18-20. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Greater Columbus Convention Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.

Sayger is best known for his moody atmospheric art. Recent art projects include the “Superman: Man of Steel” movie, as well as a video game adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s “Thief of Thieves” Recent comic book projects consist of various IDW projects including: “The X-Files”, “30-Days of Night,” “Robert Rodriguez’s Machete,” and “Bram Stoker’s Death Ship.”

Toy fans may remember Stuart’s work from a two-year run drawing the “Bionicle” comic book based on the popular Lego toy line of the same name. The series was translated to eight different languages and distributed internationally boasting the largest circulation of any comic book in the world.

The artists for future books will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans. The full schedule of 2015-16 Wizard World shows is available at http://www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html .

The Wizard World Comic Con Columbus celebrity roster includes “The Walking Dead” stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Emily Kinney, Ross Marquand and Michael Rooker as well as William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), David Ramsey (“Arrow”), boxing champion Mike Tyson, Dave Bautista (WWE® Superstar Batista™, Guardians of the Galaxy ), Karl Yune (“Arrow”), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid ), Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Independence Day), Adrian Paul (Highlander), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “King of Queens”) and many others.

In addition to Sayger, Artist Alley in Columbus will feature Billy Martin (“TMNT New Animated Adventures,” lead guitarist/keyboardist, Good Charlotte), Rick Burchett (“Green Lantern,” “Wonder Woman”), Harvey Tolibao (“Green Arrow,” “Silver Surfer”), Michael Golden (“Spider-Man,” “Daredevil”), Clinton Hobart (“Disney fine artist”), Gerhard (“Cerebus”) and more.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 18th of 24 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Columbus show hours are Friday, September 18, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html.

About Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman is the creator of many popular comic books, including the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead , long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, and the new exorcism comic, Outcast which was released in June 2014 and recently received a pilot pickup for CINEMAX with Fox International.

Since entering the comics scene with his self-published cult-hit Battle Pope in 2000, the Kentucky native has risen to fame as one of the most successful names in comics and entertainment. In 2008, Kirkman became a partner at Image Comics, and in 2010, he opened Skybound, his own imprint at Image, which publishes his titles as well as other original work.

That same year, Kirkman continued to expand his presence in the entertainment industry, becoming a creator, executive producer and writer on The Walking Dead television show. The show is in production on its fifth season and has become the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.

Kirkman is also slated to executive produce AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series.

Under the Skybound Entertainment umbrella Kirkman wrapped production on his first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead ’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou.

About Skybound Entertainment

Since opening its doors in 2010, Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. Skybound CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.

Skybound Entertainment and Kirkman just wrapped production on their first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead ’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. The film is slated to be released in the spring of 2015.

Skybound released Kirkman’s new exorcism comic, Outcast , in June 2014 which recently got the green light for a television pilot with CINEMAX and Fox International. Kirkman will serve as creator and executive producer of the series.

Skybound Entertainment and digital entertainment company Maker Studios recently announced a deal for the studio to produce and air four digital series based off Skybound IPs.

Comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead , the superhero-comic Invincible, all-ages comic Super Dinosaur, the revenge drama Dead Body Road , and heist comic Thief of Thieves.

Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including video games, apparel, board games, and action figures.

For more information, please visit Skybound online at www.skybound.com and www.thewalkingdead.com.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizardworld.com ) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html .

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Funko and Marvel Announce a Variant Cover in the Marvel Collector Corps debut box Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/funko-and-marvel-announce-a-variant-cover-in-the-marvel-collector-corps-debut-box-marvels-avengers-age-of-ultron/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/funko-and-marvel-announce-a-variant-cover-in-the-marvel-collector-corps-debut-box-marvels-avengers-age-of-ultron/#respond Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:32:06 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=114652 Funko announced a variant cover will be included in the Marvel Collector Corps debut box Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron shipping April, 2015.

 

“We are excited to announce the addition of the variant cover to the Avengers box,” says Funko CEO Brian Mariotti.  “This addition proves our promise to provide exclusive and premium product, to the dedicated Marvel fan through Marvel Collector Corps.”

The variant will highlight the first edition of the new and ongoing series Guardians Team up Meet the Avengers. This major Marvel event highlights the crossover between The Avengers & Guardians of the Galaxy, depicted by artist Nick Bradshaw. The variant cover will be exclusive to Marvel Collector Corps.

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“What a better way to kick off the historic launch of Marvel Collector Corps than with the Avengers AND by throwing in the Guardians of the Galaxy for good measure,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’re beyond excited to bring this stunning variant cover exclusively to subscribers, uniting the current roster of Avengers with the biggest movie stars of 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy for an all-new action-packed adventure!”

 

Marvel & Funko launched Marvel Collector Corps at the end of January in order to provide a service with a more dedicated point of view. This bi-monthly subscription service includes Marvel exclusives valued at over $50 per box. Funko announced the first mystery box would be devoted to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and included a sneak peek of the exclusive 6” Hulkbuster POP featured inside.

 

The announcement to include a variant cover in the debut box illustrates the partnership between Marvel & Funko, and drives the importance of exclusive product offering from both Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios. The debut box will ship in April, for the Marvel Studios release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron in theatres May 1, 2015.

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The Marvel Collector Corps subscription service from Funko is available for $25 per box, and fans can sign-up now at www.collectorcorps.com.

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Wizard World Chicago Exclusives News http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/wizard-world-chicago-exclusives-news/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/wizard-world-chicago-exclusives-news/#respond Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:50:42 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=106675 ConventionExclusive.com will be at Wizard World Chicago with two new show exclusives this year. They will have a Stan Lee Funko pop which is exclusive to Wizard World. They will also have a limited amount of their 2014 show tour Pop exclusives on hand. These include Glow in the dark Doc from BTTF, Sam and Dean from Supernatural, and SDCC Stan Lee Funko pops.

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They will also depute their exclusive comic “Marvel’s 100th anniversary series issue 001 of Guardians of the Galaxy”. The variant cover is done by Greg Horn. Gregg will be at the show ready to sign copies of this short run book along with CGC and CBCS for grading and slabbing. There will be two versions available a variant and a faded variant limited to 1200 copies.

Marvel Guardians



They will be available at the ConventionExclusive.com booth#537 in the Main Hall “A”.
The Stan Lee Pop will sell for $25.00.
The Comics will be $10.00 variant or $15.00 faded variant
And as a show special $20.00 for the set.

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DC Collectibles 101: Creating the Scribblenauts Unmasked Variant Cover http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-101-creating-the-scribblenauts-unmasked-variant-cover/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-101-creating-the-scribblenauts-unmasked-variant-cover/#respond Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:02:11 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=96157 Ever wonder how they create those DC Collectibles variant covers? In this new DC Collectibles 101 video, Design Director Jim Fletcher talks us through the process, as we watch the new DC Collectibles Scribblenauts Unmasked variant cover come together from start to finish.

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The Scribblenauts Unmasked blind boxed mini figures are now available. Look for Series 1 at GameStop stores and at your local comic book shop.

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Marvel Expands into ‘Marvel Unlimited Plus’ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/marvel-expands-into-marvel-unlimited-plus/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/marvel-expands-into-marvel-unlimited-plus/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 05:56:39 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=90356 Today, prepare to become the ultimate Marvel Fan with Marvel Unlimited Plus! A bold initiative that takes the massively popular Marvel Unlimited to the next level, this exciting new membership tier is your all-access pass to the Marvel Universe and more! Beyond gaining access to thousands of classic and newer Marvel digital comics, Marvel Unlimited Plus members cement their place as true members of the Marvel Universe, with unprecedented entry to their favorite characters, creators, merchandise, and more!

Exclusive benefits and surprises await all Marvel Unlimited Plus members, including:

  • Instant Access To Over 13,000 Digital Comics – Thousands of digital comics for the iPhone®, iPad®, select Android™ devices and the web, so you can jump in on your favorite Marvel adventures, anytime, anywhere.

 

  • Collectible Plus Member Kit – Age Of Ultron Edition – score a limited edition Hasbro Marvel Legends 6” AU Variant Ultron figure, an exclusive variant copy of AGE OF ULTRON #10 with art by superstar artist Salvador Larroca, a collectible Age of Ultron comics box , and a personalized member card!

 

    • Benefits and Perks – Access to breaking Marvel news as it goes to major news outlets! Factor in a 15% discount at the Marvel Digital Comics Shop and 10% off discount every day at MarvelStore.com, there’s nothing stopping you from getting the best of what Marvel has to offer.

 

  • Exclusive Member Con Events – Gain a front-row seat to the Marvel Universe with special events and promotions directly tailored to Marvel Unlimited Plus members! Interact with top Marvel talent at exclusive con events with special exclusive merchandise and other surprises.

“Our fans are our top priority here at Marvel,  and we’re always looking for new ways to elevate their relationship with the Marvel Universe and diverse cast of characters,” said Peter Phillips, SVP & GM of Marvel’s Digital Media Group. “Marvel Unlimited Plus is that next level, rewarding fans for their exceptional loyalty while bringing them closer than ever to the content they love so much. Simply put, people will be kicking themselves if they don’t hop onboard this amazing opportunity!”

Launched in November 2007, Marvel Unlimited was the first major digital comics initiative from any of the top North American comic book publishers. This innovative all-you-can-read subscription service offers over 13,000 of Marvel’s greatest comics in digital form—and that number grows every week! Incredibly, the Marvel Unlimited library is still the most comprehensive digital comics library offered by any comics publisher.

This exclusive access and all of these exciting perks are available starting TODAY for only $99.99 for an annual membership! There are no mightier fans in any universe than Marvel’s, and now’s the time to show your Marvel pride by heading to  www.marvel.com/unlimited and getting in on the action!

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