Revenge of Latest Variant News: "They Live!!"

After putting up with delays and after a ‘bag and board’ marathon, the Punisher #1 and Punisher #2 exclusive variants have been added to the SHOP page. Also added,… more ‘Hidden Gem’ variants, three new 11X17 Punisher prints including the exclusive variant covers, and a certain Silver Surfer Annual pinup print.

Here’s a breakdown of the various variants which will hopefully answer some of the questions coming my way…

Punisher #1

  • MIKE ZECK EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER: I published my own variant and it’s currently only available from me here at this site or at convention appearances starting 2019.
    Copies available on the Shop page. New 11x17 cover print also available.

  • ZECK ‘HIDDEN GEM’ 1:100 INCENTIVE COLOR VARIANT: Marvel cherry picked artwork from my Punisher portfolios originally published in France to use for incentive variant covers. I earned a certain number of copies based on my exclusive variant order. I had a number of these CGC graded and some remained ungraded. My ungraded copies have sold out from the shop.
    Ungraded copies are sold out. Signed/numbered/remarked CGC 9.8 graded copies of this Hidden Gem are available on the Shop page.

  • ZECK ‘HIDDEN GEM’ 1:500 INCENTIVE B&W VARIANT: The black and white version of the above incentive cover. I CGC graded my earned copies of this variant. Two are left. Since then, Marvel/Diamond were nice enough to send extra copies my way. I’ll offer those as ungraded copies.
    Two signed/numbered/remarked CGC 8.5 graded copies remain on my Shop page. Ungraded copies are now available on my Shop page as well.

Punisher #2

  • MIKE ZECK EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER: I published my own variant and it’s currently only available from me here at the site or at convention appearances starting 2019.
    Copies available on the Shop page. New 11x17 cover print also available.

  • ZECK ‘HIDDEN GEM’ 1:100 INCENTIVE COLOR VARIANT: Marvel again used one of my Punisher portfolio illustrations for this incentive variant cover. I currently have a very limited number of this variant haven’t decided yet whether these will be “graded” or “non graded”.
    Not yet available on the Shop page.

  • ZECK ‘HIDDEN GEM’ 1:500 INCENTIVE B&W VARIANT: The black and white version of the above incentive cover. I have more copies of this #2 black and white incentive variant and will leave some of them ungraded.
    Ungraded copies are now available on my Shop page.

Punisher #s 3, 4, and 5

There won’t be a “Zeck Exclusive” edition beyond the #2 issue. Marvel will however continue to use my Punisher Portfolio illustrations for color and B&W ‘Hidden Gem’ incentive variants for these issues. (To my knowledge, they don’t have current plans to use more of my art beyond #5?)

Without an exclusive variant order, I won’t be earning the ‘Hidden Gems’ and unknown at this point whether Marvel/Diamond will send any comp copies or not? If I do receive any of the ‘Hidden Gems’ for those three issues, I’ll post that information.