Siege: Quesada Sketch Variants
Marvel Comics, January - May 2010.
Click on the image to see the color variants.
Siege was a mini-series divided into four issues and the set of Quesada variants (color or sketch) form a single image (above) and they are also very rare!
The plot in Siege takes place after the Marvel-wide 'Dark Reign' storyline with Norman Osborn in place as the US security czar. In
the series Loki manipulates Osborn into leading an all-out assault on Asgard.
Due to the very limited print runs, these 1:300 Retailer Incentive (RI) sketch variants (with covers by Joe Quesada) are very rare and are commanding very high prices on eBay.
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 Most publishers don't disclose actual print run data and they may not know the exact numbers in any case due to inaccuracies of the printing process leading to overage/underage (it has also been common
practice to add 3-10% to the print run as cover against underage, spoilage and other damages). As well as distributed copies, there may be pre-press proofs (may differ from the main print run), spoilage (which
can lead to some error variants or comics being pulped), file copies, complimentary copies and other stock that is not distributed at the time. Any disclosed distribution data should be treated with caution as
this may not be totally accurate; note also limitations of the data: since around 2009, Diamond North America included most variants they distribute within its disclosed distribution data along with the standard
copies as one figure; also the data excludes distribution of the same English language copies outside North America (so, for example, UK distribution via Diamond UK is excluded). Estimates on this site are just
that and should be treated as a very rough guide only.
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for a more accurate measure of current value.
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