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Re: Top 100 Rarest Valiant books 2012-present? Maybe...

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Error Variants and/or Issues
50-75 copies (estimated) - X-O Manowar (2012) #1 (Error Second Print w/ First Print listed)
UNK copies - X-O Manowar #15 (Kotaki 1:50 Error) - NOT the 1st Appearance of COL Jamie Capshaw because it doesn't have X-O #15 inside ( :? )
  • NOTE: A small percentage of the confirmed 400 copy print run of X-O Manowar #15 (Kotaki 1:50) are ERRORs. It is generally assumed that the ERROR copies are LESS common than the REGULAR copies. However, BOTH are rare as hell. The ERROR copies have the contents of Quantum & Woody #1 instead of X-O Manowar #15 inside the cover
Normal Variants and/or Issues
200 copies - Bloodshot Salvation #1 (Suayan Brushed Metal 1:250)
250 copies - Harbinger #25 (Kitson 1:50)
275 copies - Rapture #4 (Suayan 1:50)
275 copies - Savage #4 (LaRosa 1:50)
300 copies - Savage #1 (LaRosa 1:50) - 1st Appearance of Savage
325 copies - Imperium #11 (Walsh 1:20)
330 copies - Imperium #3 (Braithwaite 1:20) - 1st Appearance of LV-99 (Lord Vine)
350 copies - Divinity #1 (LaRosa 1:40) - 1st Appearance of Abram Adams (Divinity)
350 copies - Savage #2 (LaRosa 1:50)
350 copies - Imperium #1 (Braithwaite 1:40) - 1st Appearance of Sunlight on Snow (Mech Major)
350 copies - Imperium #2 (Braithwaite 1:20) - 1st Appearance of Angela Peace Baingana; Gravedog
350 copies - Imperium #12 (Palo 1:20)
350 copies - Imperium #13 (Ryp 1:20)
350 copies - Imperium #14 (Ryp 1:20)
350 copies - Imperium #15 (Doyle 1:20)
400 copies - Imperium #5 (Grace 1:20)
400 copies - Imperium #6 (Kano 1:20)
400 copies - Imperium #7 (Tan 1:20)
400 copies - Imperium #10 (De La Torre 1:20)
400 copies - Imperium #16 (Montoya 1:20)
400 copies - Shadowman #13 (Davis 1:50) - 1st Appearance of Punk Mambo
400 copies - Eternal Warrior #5 (Mack 1:50) - 1st (Modern) Appearance of the world of 4001 A.D.
400 copies - X-O Manowar #15 (Kotaki 1:50) - 1st Appearance of COL Jamie Capshaw
400 copies - Wrath of Eternal Warrior #4 (Lafuente 1:50)
425 copies - Imperium #4 (Braithwaite 1:20) - 1st Appearance of Interdimensional Angela vessel
425 copies - Imperium #9 (Ryp 1:20)
450 copies - Imperium #8 (Henry 1:20)
450 copies - Savage #3 (LaRosa 1:50)
450 copies - Britannia #3 (Johnson 1:50)
500 copies - Harbinger Wars #3 (Zircher 1:50) - 1st (Modern) Appearance of H.A.R.D. Corps
525 copies - 4001 A.D. #4 (Sook 1:100)
600 copies - Imperium #1 (Braithwaite 1:20) - 1st Appearance of Sunlight on Snow (Mech Major)
600 copies - Britannia #2 (Johnson 1:50)
675 copies - A&A: Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #5 (Lafuente 1:50)
800 copies - Harbinger Wars #1 (Zircher 1:50) - 1st Appearance of Generation Zero (RIP :cry: )
2,000 copies - Harbinger #2 (Braithwaite 1:20) - 1st Appearance of Darpan
2,800 copies - Ninjak 2015 #1 (Sauvage cover D) - - 1st Appearance of Roku; 1 of 3 Covers released featuring the 1st appearance of Roku on the cover.

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Re: Top 100 Rarest Valiant books 2012-present? Maybe...

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I really like how you have separated Store/Convention Exclusives.

Those store/convention exclusives do (often) have lower print numbers than regular editions and order incentive variants, but they are mostly distributed through one single geographical retailer source, rather than spread across the planet in a natural way.

With every publisher creating fewer and fewer copies of certain books, and more local variants for stores/conventions, I believe that the future of collectibles will be more focused on "where did they go?" rather than "how many did they make?"

I see the Store/Convention Exclusives as very similar to sports jerseys. If you're a fan of baseball, football, hockey, futbol, basketball, etc., then you probably have a favorite team (or several) and if you're an active fan in a particular season, you might even have that year's jersey for your favorite team(s)... but would you believe that you have to get every single jersey from every single team in every single city/state/country to complete your fan status for that sport? Even for just one team, what about all the variations on the jersey of that favorite team? If you live in that city, that helps a lot. Those jerseys are pretty easy to find in stores. What if you don't live anywhere near there? Then what? Do you need the home and the away jersey? The throwback jersey(s)? The charity fundraiser jersey? The jersey for the team captain? The jersey for your favorite player (if he/she isn't captain)? The jersey for the guy on the bench who only played once?

There are official comic book variants which are available to everyone in the comic industry, and there are local variants available at participating retailer(s) in the tri-county metro area with the purchase of a smoothie.

Those aren't the same thing in any way when it comes to every other fan in the world. :D

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I honestly am MORE inclined to collect all covers for a series that has a responsible/reasonable number of variants/exclusives than I am to tackle collecting a series with 40-50 covers for issue #1.

Yes, Harbinger, Imperium, Savage, and Divinity clearly had multiple covers; however, it was not to such a degree as to dissuade my enthusiasm from collecting each as it was 100% possible to do so.

Rai, Ninjak, and Bloodshot (2019) had a cRaZy high number of variant/exclusive covers for issue #1, which makes the idea of going “all-in” a bit more daunting.

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DirtbagSailor wrote:Normal Variants and/or Issues
350 copies - Imperium #2 (Braithwaite 1:20) - 1st Appearance of Angela Peace Baingana; Gravedog
675 copies - A&A: Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #5 (Lafuente 1:50)
I went back issue diving in London last week, and found 20 books for a total of £20, including the 2 above.
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Re: Top 100 Rarest Valiant books 2012-present? Maybe...

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That’s great hunting! Roughly how much is that in dollars US?

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Juki wrote:That’s great hunting! Roughly how much is that in dollars US?
About $26
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Nice. Congrats and hope that is a board member!


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kjjohanson wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:49:16 pm
Someone got a deal:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392384721021
How weird that book would be sold by a clothing reseller (charity donations?) who had no idea what it was.


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