I continue to be thoroughly, disgustingly frustrated with variants.
See, this should have been a quick, simple week.
Just a couple issues I was looking for; grab ’em and go, right? Check out that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issue below!
I wound up flipping through EVERY SINGLE ISSUE of Superman, just trying to ensure that what I was getting was NOT a variant.
I then did the same thing with the Aliens issue.
There was only the single copy left of the Savage Dragon, so I sincerely hope it is NOT a variant, either, or I am really gonna be mad.
Puzzling over the TMNT comic?
Yeah, there were 5-6 copies of the title on the rack…but they were VARIANTS! Several “SUB CVR” variants and at least one “RI CVR” variant!
But the regular, actual, main, REAL cover? Nope, nada.
I went to a second shop as well looking for it, but they didn’t even have the issue in ANY form, PERIOD.
So hey, saves ME money. I was gonna double-dip for immediacy…I’ll just have to wait til I get to Kenmore next week or so where the issue is pulled for me.
Shows just how intensely I dislike variants on principle that even if I am buying two copies of the issue for immediacy I still honestly do. not. want. the variants!
There’s a word for this–something like discouraging–but stronger.
If I ever flat-out just up and walk away from comics, it’s going to be on price, and variants-on-principle.