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Old 03-16-14, 04:57 PM
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DC covers go retro with Bombshell Pinup variants


http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2...usive/6420747/

The publisher is pulling from its DC Collectibles Bombshells statue line inspired by pinups and fashion of the 1940s and '50s for a series of variant covers in June. Like the statues, they will be designed by artist Ant Lucia.

"I'm so proud of the work we've accomplished on the Bombshell line and very excited to see them become part of the cover series," Lucia says. "It has been a privilege to work with the team at DC Collectibles and watch these develop."

Since their debut last year, the statues have put an old-school spin on female characters such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Poison Ivy, and they'll be appearing on various variants throughout June. Plus, some of the covers will be debuting all-new designs by Lucia never seen before, including a take on Catwoman with a feline friend and a big honkin' diamond. (She is a jewel thief, after all.)

This is one gimmick I can get behind.
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Old 03-18-14, 09:21 AM
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Re: DC covers go retro with Bombshell Pinup variants

If Justice League Dark features Zatanna, I may have to pick that up.
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Old 07-18-14, 03:19 PM
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Re: DC covers go retro with Bombshell Pinup variants

This line met with a lot of criticism from certain segments but the bombshell variants sold like gangbusters. The sale figures are in and here are the increases from the prior month:

+30k for HQ
+49k for SM
+18k for 'Tec
+15k for SM/WW
+13k for GL
+14k for B&
+14k for AC
+18k for WW
+16k for BG
+13k for E2
+13k for TF
+12k for AM
+12k for GLC
+13k for JLD
+13k for CW
+15k for BW
+12k for RHATO
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Old 07-20-14, 07:48 PM
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Re: DC covers go retro with Bombshell Pinup variants

Are these variants the 1:50 type where the comic shop owner resells them for $10 or more? Or are they evenly mixed with the regular covers because I could have sworn I saw some of them on the shelf with the regular comics.
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Are these variants the 1:50 type where the comic shop owner resells them for $10 or more? Or are they evenly mixed with the regular covers because I could have sworn I saw some of them on the shelf with the regular comics.
Owners could order however many they wanted. They weren't incentive covers.
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Old 07-21-14, 02:29 PM
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It still amazes me that variant covers can increase orders that much. I mean, it's good if the people buying them actually read the issues to sample the stories, and even if they don't I won't begrudge anyone having a completionist attitude, but those sales jumps are pretty eye opening.
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Old 07-22-14, 11:41 AM
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It still amazes me that variant covers can increase orders that much. I mean, it's good if the people buying them actually read the issues to sample the stories, and even if they don't I won't begrudge anyone having a completionist attitude, but those sales jumps are pretty eye opening.
I bought a couple of issues of books I don't read just because I liked the covers. So I'm sure some of the bump includes weirdos like me.
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Old 07-23-14, 04:24 PM
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I bought a couple of issues of books I don't read just because I liked the covers. So I'm sure some of the bump includes weirdos like me.
i read alot of DC thru trades to catch up on all the stuff I missed and I also grabbed some of the covers bc I likes the covers and bought reg covers and the varients of titles I do pick up (HQ, JLU, AM)
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Originally Posted by madcougar View Post
I bought a couple of issues of books I don't read just because I liked the covers. So I'm sure some of the bump includes weirdos like me.
Hey, let's be honest, the industry would be dead if everyone just bought trades/hardcovers like me, so if variant covers sustain the industry, so be it.
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Re: DC covers go retro with Bombshell Pinup variants

I think it's amazing the big two held out from sexy pin-up covers this long as a gimmick. Eighty percent of fan art on the Internet revolves around a similar concept.
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