If you’ve been following along, you know that Marvel is using some of my Punisher Portfolio illustrations as cover art for incentive variants for the first five issues of the newly renumbered Punisher series. With the Punisher #1 Zeck incentive variant, shops earned a “color cover variant” for every 100 Punisher #1s ordered and a “black and white cover variant” for every 500 Punisher #1s ordered. That makes them somewhat rare.
I personally received from Marvel - 30 “color cover incentive variants” and 6 “black and white cover incentive variants”.
I initially indicated to those who asked that I probably wouldn’t be offering incentive variants here. That’s mostly changed since it makes good sense to offer books from my personal collection here on the site.
Here’s what I’ve done and here’s how you can acquire one of my personally signed and remarked copies…
The “Platinum Series” Black and White Cover Exclusive Variants
I’ve taken all 6 of the black and white cover variants, dubbed them the Platinum Series Black and White Cover Variants, signed them in white using my circular art signature, remarked them with a Punisher head sketch, and numbered them 1/6 - 6/6. Then had them CGC graded and described as my personal comp copies to verify they came from my collection. These 6 copies are the only copies which will be signed, numbered, and remarked in this manner.
These aren’t on the site as of yet,.. but.. the first of these is now available through long time friend, authorized CGC dealer, and highly rated eBay seller, Dan Partouche whose eBay shop is “onestopcomic”. Here’s a direct link to his onestopcomic shop page on eBay. His plan is to start the auction at around 9PM on Wednesday, Sep26, so if you’re linking there prior to that time, you may not see the listing yet. No 9.8 grades on the black and whites. Dan is offering the 9.2 this weekend, the highest grade of the six.
The “Platinum Series” Color Cover Exclusive Variants
I’ve taken 20 of the color cover variants, dubbed them the Platinum Series Color Cover Variants, signed them in white, remarked them with a white skull, and numbered them 1/20 - 20/20. Then had them CGC graded and described as my personal comp copies to verify they came from my collection. These 20 copies are the only copies which will be signed, numbered, and remarked in this manner.
Most of color incentive variants earned 9.8 grades from CGC. I’m offering 15 of the 9.8 copies on my SHOP page starting now.
The “Gold Series” Color Cover Variants
I’ve taken the remaining 10 of the color cover variants, dubbed them the Gold Series Color Covers, signed them in gold, remarked them with a gold skull, and numbered them 1/10 - 10/10. They’re bagged and boarded and will include a signed/numbered COA describing them as coming from my personal collection.
These are from the same batch that received mostly 9.8 grades so expect them to be in excellent condition. Ungraded and discounted and all 10 are available on my SHOP page starting now.
Dan or I will start shipping all purchases once we return from the Baltimore Con.