Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicComics & Animation · 9 years ago

What does 1:100 mean on comic book?

I know nothing about comic boos and buying it as a gift. This is a rare cover. I know that it's special. I was getting ready to buy it but it says 1:100 next to it. What does this mean? Is it more special than the original variant? or is it a less value?

3 Answers

  • Dan
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I think it means the variant cover's printing ratio. Like, in this case a 1:100 cover means that for every 100 copies with regular covers that were made, only one with that variant cover was made. The comic book shop that initially got it would've had to buy 100 of the regular book in order to get 1 of the variant.

    Sometimes books have multiple variant covers; there might be a 1:10 cover, a 1:25 cover, a 1:50 cover, and also a 1:100 or even 1:300 cover. Generally speaking the higher the number the rarer it is and the more valuable it is considered; at least, valuable to the sort of people who value that sort of thing.

  • 9 years ago

    I don't know a specific meaning, but 1:100 can mean the same as 1-100. Is it a volume of collected works with comics 1 through 100?

  • 4 years ago

    I'm extremely interested about the answer to this question

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