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Guide: $900 NM
Est. copies: 400
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Spawn #5 German Chamäleon / Thermo Edition

Infinity Verlag / Image, published date: Aug 1997.

3 Star Rating: Rare 101-1,000 Rare

Spawn #5 German Chamäleon / Thermo Edition front cover

This is a German Chamäleon variant of Spawn #5, by Infinity Publishing in Germany, featuring a "thermo" cover that changes color when heat is applied. Note that there was also an embossed German variant, featuring the cover of Spawn #9 (Angela).

Spawn #5 German Chamäleon / Thermo Edition back cover

The comic was in written in German and reprints Spawn #9 (first appearance of Medieval Spawn and Angela: written by Neil Gaiman, with art by McFarlane) and Spawn #11 (written by Frank Miller and art again by McFarlane).

Spawn 9 and 11 covers and intros

The Thermo variant "was produced in a strictly limited edition of only 400 copies" (translated from German), each came with a yellow or red plastic cover and came with a certificate of authenticity:

Spawn #5 German Chamäleon / Thermo Edition certificate

Loosely translated from the certificate, the comic was an exclusive for Modern Graphics, sold between July 14 and Aug 15 of 1997. The comics were signed by the directors of both Infinity Verlag (Infinity Publishing) and Modern Graphics.

Spawn #9 Interior sample: Angela

In mid-October of 2021, CGC recorded seven gradings of the "German Edition/Chameleon Edition", with five in the top grade of 9.8 (new mint / mint).

Spawn #11 Interior sample: Creeps

These are quite hard to obtain as they were only available in Germany, but some have been sold internationally on eBay, however, expect to pay over $900 to obtain one (as of Fall 2021) plus international shipping.

Spawn #11 Interior sample: Spawn pin-up

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