Hello Comic fans and welcome to the first of our weekly articles entitled The Rarest Comic Books. Today's book is Venom Lethal Protector #1 the Error Variants, of which there are two; Black and White.
Black Error Variant
It is not actually known how many of these exist as it was a printing error that was not caught immediately so more than a few hundred were let through. The question is how many of those survived? According to CGC census data from November 21, 2017 there are 180 CGC graded copies currently that exist. One of those CGC copies, a CGC 9.6 in fact, sold for $1,766 dollars on October 18th, 2017.
White Error Variant
This error variant has to be the rarest comic book in existence. According to CGC census data only 2 copies exist a CGC 9.6 and a CGC 9.8, and none have come to sale in the last 5 years. It seems that the two lucky people who have this book have stored it away in the vault! (If you do have a copy of this book please comment below, I would love to hear your story of how you obtained this grail). I don't even want to speculate how much this book would command at auction, but it would be a small fortune.
There is also a Gold Variant, but this is not an error variant and is retailer incentive variant.
That is all for now, thanks for reading and happy hunting for that black error or maybe that ghost white!