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Marvel Comics #1000 D23 Expo Variants:

Marvel Comics, published Date: October 2010 (available: 2019-08-24).

Printed: 30
Guide: $?,??? NM
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Ramos Sketch Cover

4 Star Rating: Super-Rare! (11-100 copies) Super-Rare!

Marvel Comics #1000 D23 Expo Sketch Variant, limnited to 30 copies

Guide: $400 NM
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Ramos Color Cover

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

Marvel Comics #1000 D23 Expo Variant

These are the Humberto Ramos D23 Expo variants of the over-sized special edition of Marvel Comics #1000.

Note that the sketch variants were very rare indeed, being "limited to a print run of 30 copies" and each came with a signed and numbered certificate (and maybe a free cap as well):

Marvel Comics #1000 D23 Expo Sketch Variant, limited to 30 copies: Comic, certificate and hat

This copy of MARVEL COMICS #1000 is a rare variant comic book, limited to a print run of 30 copies. Marvel created this variant as a very exclusive memento and it is only being given to our most special fans. We hope you enjoy this comic book as a thank you for being part of the Marvel Family.

Marvel 80 Years D23 Expo

In 2019, Marvel celebrated its 80th birthday from the day it published (under it's previous incarnation as Timely Comics), Marvel Comics #1.

Marvel Comics #1 1939

The D23 variant was given out at D23 2019 in Anaheim at the end of the Marvel 80th Anniversary panel on Saturday, August 24, 5:30–6:30 p.m. PT at Stage 28 (which had a capacity of around 1,600).

During the panel, Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort will take fans through the amazing, incredible, and uncanny history of Marvel Comics, looking back at the history of the Marvel Universe and honoring the iconic characters and timeless stories that have inspired fans all around the world.

D23 Expo 2019 Marvel 80th Anniversary Panel August 24


In celebration of Marvel's 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries!

Marvel Comics #1000 Interior Sample: Just In Time

There is a mystery that threads throughout the Marvel Universe - one that has its origins in MARVEL COMICS #1 and which unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades! What is the Eternity Mask, and who is responsible for the conspiracy to keep it hidden? And what new player will make their startling debut as these secrets are peeled away? Featuring the entirety of the Marvel Universe of characters! 96 pages.

Marvel Comics #1000 Interior Sample: Spin Cycle

Four days after the panel, the other editions (there were a few!) hit the shops with a second print published in November (in shops: 2019-10-02):

Marvel Comics #1000 Too many editions

At the time of updating this page, in mid-July 2022, the CGC Census recorded 792 gradings of the "D23 Expo Edition", with ten in the top grade of 9.9 (mint minus). It also recorded ten copies of the "D23 Expo Sketch Edition", with six in the top grade of 9.8 (near mint / mint).

Marvel Comics #1000 D23 Expo Variant CGC Label

At that same time, CBCS recorded 59 gradings of the "D23 Expo 2019 Exclusive", with two in the top grade of 9.9 (near mint / mint). No gradings of the sketch variant were recorded at that time.

Below is the Captain America page with the heavily edited and depoliticized piece about America, written by Mark Waid. Apparently the D23 variant has the full unedited piece about how the country is deeply flawed, unjust and "isn't the land of opportunity for everyone" but Disney and Marvel found that too much for the later editions.

Marvel Comics #1000 Interior Sample: Captain America

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