Standard Deviations: judging books by their covers

I am an unabashed fan and reader of comic books, but I am also a collector. As a consequence, I’ll go out of my way to track down variant covers of issues from titles I'm invested in or images I think are generally awesome (primarily from Marvel's ever expanding X-Men line). A quick disclaimer before we go on, I know the interior pages are identical, I know these books will not command the price I’ll pay for them going forward, and I know I can get a high resolution digital version of the cover image on my computer that will be far more accessible long term. I seek this stuff out because I want it in my collection. It’s OK if you want to consider it a disorder, disease or other malady; synonyms are really just variant covers for words.

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Also be sure to check out our variant posts that predate the Standard Deviations series with these Linear Regressions.







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