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Guide: $400 NM
Est. Qty: 1,200-1,400
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Amazing Spider-Man #688:
Campbell 1:50 Variant

Diamond Code: APR120616 ; ISBN/UPC: 7-5960604716-1-68821

In Shops: 2012-06-27 ; 32 Pages ; SRP: $3.99

Marvel Comics, published Date: August 2012.

2 Star Rating: Low Distribution 1,001-10,000 Low Dist.

Amazing Spider-Man #688, written by Dan Slott, was previewed as "Spider-Man is stuck between two monsters when Morbius the Living Vampire attempts to cure the Lizard and restore Curt Connors".

The comic was published with both a direct edition (Diamond code: APR120615) and a newstand edition back in 2012 both with the same Stefano Caselli cover (cover A), along with two variant covers:

Amazing Spider-Man #688 Covers Variants

The two variant covers above are:

  • Barcode: 68821 (cover B): 1:50 incentive J Scott Campbell variant
  • Barcode: 68831 (cover C): San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2012 Retailer Exclusive cover by Esad Ribic (limited to 6,000 copies)

The Campbell cover (also shown below) is the one very much in demand, with prices exceeding $400 for raw copies between April and June 2016.

Amazing Spider-Man #688 Campbell 1:50 Retailer Variant

PGX and CGC categorize this simply as "Variant Edition" whereas CBCS have it as "Campbell Retailer Incentive" and note a number of details around the content:

Amazing Spider-Man #688 Campbell CBCS Label

In July 2016, CGC had 67 recorded gradings of the "Variant Edition" with 22 in the highest grade of 9.8 (note: neither CBCS nor PGX had a published census of graded comics at that time).

Amazing Spider-Man #688: Campbell 1:50 Variant
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