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  1. It's a shame that the first post got locked, because I had always hoped that those lists could be added back to the "master" version. It is useful info, because I do think that most of us DCU hunters want to pick them up.
  2. It's a reasonable question, and I would consider all of those to be Whitmans. Now, if there were consistent variation in the Whitman symbols/placement/colors that would track with different eras of distribution, that may be a closer analogy. Of course, YMMV, which is what makes collecting fun (or terribly frustrating, depending on your motivations to collect). There are cosmetic differences within the DCUs as well, at the very least there is bordered and not bordered. There may be other variants that have slipped my notice.
  3. Funny that you can disagree with me, but I can't seem to disagree with you on these points. I think we are arguing the same thing, and maybe my issues are coming down to mere personal preference. For whatever reason the "true" DCU variants are sexier. Maybe it is the rarity (for some) and the thrill of the chase as it is a larger series that is very difficult to put together relative to their essentially identical Zero Hour and Bullet compatriots. I would not dispute the points you raise above, but the symbols do matter to *most* of us that are collecting these things (at least according to my decidedly non-scientific analysis of the posts in this thread, that I have participated in since basically day #1).
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    Amazing Spiderman Collecting Thread!

    Ya know, I have been so ear obsessed that I never noticed the trade-off with her hair. It's amazing what I learn on these boards.
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    Pre- Hero Marvels!!!!

    I also hadn’t considered that bit of anatomical problem until I read a post on that on the boards. It does bug me, but not enough to knock the cover out of my top pre-hero books.
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    Amazing Spiderman Collecting Thread!

    At least you’ve got some blue to the right of the number box and CC stamp, so it’s better than about 2/3 of the copies out there.
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    Pre- Hero Marvels!!!!

    I don’t disagree with you about the left side of the creature, but the overall composition of that cover saves it for me. I can’t think of a more engrossing cover of a pre-hero book. If I’d seen that book on the newsstand back in the day I’d have been 12 cents poorer as fast as my hand could get into my pocket.
  8. Here is an early example of the discussion of these non-DCU multipack variants. These lists are not complete, as they were early, but I don’t have time to go through all 50+ pages at the moment.
  9. I think we’d all agree with your point, they were all distributed via collector packs. They’ve been listed and discussed here. I’d wager that they’re just discussed quite a bit less for a few reasons. 1) the symbols are different, so they’re not DCUs in the technical (perhaps pedantic) sense, 2) these other series of variants were a lot smaller and had more specific distribution (like the Zero Hour issues), and 3) those other series are better understood and more completely documented than the DCUs. New DCU variants are still occasionally popping up, while it would be pretty newsworthy to find a new Bullet or Zero Hour variant at this point.
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    Amazing Spiderman Collecting Thread!

    The centering on that #17 is killer. Seeing that much blue to the right of the number box and the guy’s ear in the lower right corner is
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    Pre- Hero Marvels!!!!

    I’ve always thought his best were AAF #9 or 13. Also thought I would illustrate the point I made a week ago with my copies. Even if you ignore the obvious appeal of #15 this is one of the finest runs of 14 books in Marvel's history.
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    Pre- Hero Marvels!!!!

    Just got this in hand, they must have really hammered it for that tiny piece off the upper right corner as it looks much better than 7.5.
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    current turn around rates at CGC

    17 book Economy sub received 7/16
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    North Texas Comic Book Show — July 21-22, 2018

    Please check your PMs.