OK, so maybe Marvel’s Shrinking Ant-Man #1 variant doesn’t quite work as illustrated above, but I feel that the sentiment is there.
I’ll give the comics industry this: every time I think I’ve seen the dumbest cover gimmick ever, they manage to raise (or lower) that bar just a little further. I can’t even really wrap my mind around where to start with this one. Does this mean that every issue is worth more or less give that they will all be “unique?” Is this a boon to collectors or a nightmare? When everythng’s special, isn’t that when nothing is?
So much to consider, but in the end, there’s really only one question that needs to be answered:
Wouldn’t it be great if Comic Companies dedicated the time they put into cover gimmicks into developing and publishing great stories? What a world it would be.
Today’s science lesson comes to us from Jim McMunn:
Jim McMunn is a self-taught, self deluded, semi-professional illustrator from Hatfield, PA. Starting out with Leadslinger studios in 2008, Jim has been spreading his artistic seed wherever he can by doing books, pinups, covers, ads/promos, and whatever else comes his way. His most recent work is the ongoing series Henchmen INC put out by Monkey Brain and is available through Comixology.
Hope the week is treating you right, friends!