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Wednesday, April 02, 2008 

Enough variant covers already

Looking at the sales charts analyses on The Beat for Marvel Comics and DC Comics again this month, I found some signs that the now not-so-big-two are continuing to resort to variant covers as a short-term sales boost. But what's the point? I'm sure many of those can be found very easily online and saved as desktop wallpaper, and they sure aren't likely to be worth much of anything in print in the next decade or so.

With the industry declining as badly as it is now, variant covers are just one of a few things that need to be dropped if the industry is ever to find some footing again, if it can.

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