Comic Book Resources is running a poll asking readers which variant cover gimmick theme is their favorite, but the poll shockingly avoids offering what would surely be the most popular option: they all suck. So while readers could choose, say, the Marvel Skottie Young baby variant covers that are spreading faster than the ebola virus, based on the fact that they are slightly less insipid DC's superhero selfie variants, that doesn't really offer an accurate picture of how most self-respecting readers view variant covers, which is, of course, as a cancer that is eating the industry from the inside, increasing profit margins and inflating sales numbers for publishers by extorting retailers into buying more copies of a comic than customers will actually buy in order to obtain the more expensive variants to sell on eBay. Appropriately, the poll does not include DC's upcoming September 3D variants, probably because as few as 5% of the people who order them will actually receive copies. Head over to CBR and place your vote for the lesser of fifteen evils. It'll be like practice for the 2016 presidential elections, except your vote in this case will probably matter more.
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