Bloodshot #0 Error Variants:
Valiant Comics, March 1994.
Est. qty: 25-300
Right now on eBay
Platinum error variant
Est. qty: 1-25
Right now on eBay
Pink (Gold) error variant
The platinum "error" version of this issue appears to be a gold edition manufactured without the additional gold ink being applied to the chromium cover graphics. Other than the omission of gold ink, this seems identical to the limited edition (5,000) gold issue, including the lack of cover price.
It is unknown whether these variants are pre-press proofs or produced in print test runs ahead of the main print run (to validate the copy before the final print run), which one source suggests would limit the print run to 25. Alternatively these could be a produced by manufacturing errors in the main print run e.g. the gold ink supply may have run out or they may have been left out from one part of the embossing process.
Less than 20 have been verified as existing, with 12 being registered in the CGC census at the end of 2011.
The Pink (or Gold) "error" edition is more interesting as it has elements from the standard edition (the price) but also has the title color (gold) from the Gold edition. CGC note this as a Gold printing error, manufactured with a pink logo. This may actually be an early pre-press proof for the Gold edition, the design for which was altered for the main print run (embossing the logo and removing the price), we will probably never know.
At the moment there is only one known copy (which is CGC graded) and, as such, there is no market price data for it, hence we can only guess at what it would go for.
The Platinum Error variants very seldom come to market, hinting that they are very rare indeed and this is reflected in their price with one sale, of a top graded (9.8) CGC certified copy, making over $5,000 in 2008. More recently a CGC 9.6 sold on eBay for $1,625, one of only six at that grade in the CGC census. Note: of the 12 in the CGC census at the end of 2011, six are 9.6 and the other six are 9.8.
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