Have you ever felt the need to pay upwards of $200 to stand in line for 30 minutes longer than chumps who only paid $85? Have you ever wanted to spend all of your food money for the month for the chance to talk to a “celebrity” who won’t remember you five minutes later? Have you ever thought to yourself “Self, I’d love a variant cover of a reprint drawn by someone who is clearly well past his prime”?
Well, if you answered “yes” to any of these questions you are in luck (and need to re-evaluate your priorities) as Marvel and Wizard World (I know, I was shocked they were still around too) have teamed up to “give” VIP guests to 2014 Wizard World Comic Cons “exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles, beginning with Miracleman #1 at Portland Comic Con (January 24-26) and Miracleman #2 at New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9)." What’s even better is that “The first two limited-edition books, with covers illustrated by comics legend and Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, feature interlocking covers, and will be available in both color and black & white sketch editions.”
That’s right! Not only do you get to spend $200 for a limited edition of a reprint, but you also have the opportunity to receive Miracleman #1 in Portland, but you also will get to travel to New Orleans if you want (and who doesn’t) the full experience of interlocking variant covers by Neal Adams (First X-Men.) As of press time only the variant cover to Miracleman #1 was available:
That there is…something. You know what it looks like? It looks like Rob Liefeld's and Joe Quesada’s "classic" Captain America images had a baby:
No, that wasn’t a complement.
I’ve ranted before about the over-priced Wizard Comic Cons, and 2014 isn’t looking any better. For the life of me I see nothing in these VIP options that would inspire me to pay $200 to stand in line and (possibly) pay more just for an autograph and a picture. But, to each their own, and, in all honestly, VIPs will probably make it all back by selling this variant on eBay.