Variant is the term for when some comics are released with alternative cover art but the actual comic is the same as the regular cover. Some publishers refer to 2nd and subsequent printings of comics as ‘variant’ if they use alternative cover art for the new print. Some collectors refer to what we call ‘Pence Copies’ as ‘UK Price Variants. This part of the store is specifically for comics with alternative covers and mainly contains incentive cover which have been released in lower numbers than the regular covers. If you are looking regular or non-incentive variants make sure you check the relevant publishers section as well as here. We also have a section purely for blank cover variants that can be used for artists to sketch on or collectors to commission original cover art from their favourite artists.