Amazing Spider-Man #648 J. Scott Campbell Color And Sketch Variants
In Shops: 2010-11-10 ; SRP: $3.99 ; Pages: 56
Marvel Comics, published date: January 2011.
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These are the Campbell color variant, with a barcode suffix of 64821 and a Diamond code of SEP100572, and the Campbell Sketch variant, with a barcode suffix of 64871 and a Diamond code of SEP108110.
The blurb for the issue from Marvel reads:
"BIG TIME BEGINS! Big changes are happening for the Amazing Spider-Man: Bigger threats, bigger guest-stars, and a big opportunity that could turn Peter Parker's life around! Which cast members are staying and who's saying goodbye? Find out as we're introduced to new characters and reintroduced to a number of Spidey villains as they make the triumphant return to the book!
Plus: New developments for Mayor J. Jonah Jameson, the staff at Front Line, and The Sinister Six! The next chapter in Spider-Man history starts here! Guest starring THE AVENGERS and THE FANTASTIC FOUR in a giant-sized, 39 page lead feature!
PLUS! An All-New Adventure featuring the All-New SPIDER-GIRL! PAUL TOBIN & CLAYTON HENRY bring a tale of action & intrigue, and make a strong argument for why you can sometimes send a Spider-GIRL to do a Spider-MAN's job...
In addition to the Campbell covers, there were five other covers, shown below:
These are, prefixed with the barcode suffix / Diamond ordering code:
- 64811 / SEP100569: Regular cover by Humberto Ramos
- 64831 / SEP100570: Blank cover Variant
- 64851 / SEP100571: 1:15 cover by Stefano Caselli.
- 64861 / SEP100573: 1:25 wraparound cover by Marcos Martin
- 64891 / NOV108182: Second printing cover by Humberto Ramos (in shops: 2011-01-26)
The Campbell color variant was a 1 for 100 retailer variant as noted by Diamond Comic Distributors:
The issue is also offered in several variant cover editions, including a 1-for-15 Stefano Caselli Variant (SEP100571, $3.99), 1-for-25 Marcos Martin Wraparound Variant (SEP100573, $3.99), 1-for-100 J. Scott Campbell Spider-Girl Variant (SEP100572, $3.99), and a Blank Cover Variant (SEP100570, $3.99), of which you may order as many copies as desired.
The Campbell Sketch variant has been declared as both a 1:100 variant and an MRCC variant by different sources, it also seems to sell for a lot less than the color variant.
In mid March 2018, CGC recorded 133 gradings for the Campbell "Sketch Cover" with 86 in the top grade of 9.8 (near mint/mint); they also recorded 62 gradings for the generically titled "Variant Edition" (Campbell Color variant) with 22 in the top grade of 9.8 (near mint/mint).