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All-New Wolverine #19 1:500
Mattina Venomized Sketch Cover
Diamond Code: FEB170789 ; ISBN/UPC: 7-59606-07915-5-00141
FOC: 2017-03-13 ; In Shops: 2017-05-04 ; SRP: $3.99
Marvel Comics, published Date: June 2017.
This is the Francesco Mattina Venomized Black & White cover variant of the All-New Wolverine #19 featuring Laura Kinney (X-23) as Wolverine. This issue was written by Tom Taylor with pencils by Leonard Kirk and is part 1 of 3 of a narrative entitled "Immune":
- FROM THE STARS COMES DEATH! An alien ship! A dying passenger!
- Two words uttered that will forever change WOLVERINE's life - starting a non-stop race against a deadly transformative disease, a battle in a quarantined city and a mysterious villain with a target on her head.
There seems to have been nine covers in total produced for issue #19, which are shown above and listed below (with the barcode and diamond codes, if applicable, in brackets):
- Adam Kubert Regular Cover (7-59606-08359-6-01911 / FEB170786)
- Adam Kubert Second Print (7-59606-08359-6-01912 / MAR178104)
- Leonard Kirk Corner Box 1:10 Variant (7-59606-08359-6-01921 / FEB170788)
- Leonard Kirk 1:25 Variant (7-59606-08359-6-01931 / FEB170787)
- Francesco Mattina 1:500 Venomized B & W Variant (7-59606-08359-6-01941 / FEB170789)
- Elizabeth Torque Variant (7-59606-08359-6-01951 / DEC168680)
- Ron Lim Walmart Pre-Pack Variant (7-59606-08359-6-01961)
- Stanley "ArtGerm" Lau KRS Comics Variant (7-59606-08359-6-01971)
- Stanley "ArtGerm" Lau KRS Virgin Variant (7-59606-08359-6-01981)
The Venomized sketch variant was a retailer incentive variant where the comic shop had to order 500 regular copies to get one single copy:
Note that the art for the cover was used previously on the All New Wolverine #18 Venomized Variant cover, although that one was in color:
The Mattina 1:500 copies of #19 are pretty pricey with CGC or CBCS 9.8 graded copies going for over $1,000 in the summer of 2017. At that time CGC was reporting only 8 "Mattina Sketch Cover" variants in their census with 6 graded at 9.8 and 2 at 9.6 (two were signed on Signature Series, one in each of the two grades).
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