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  1. What makes you think the MJ inserts are any more rare in the early 90s versus those released in the mid-late 80s? By the way, the Marvel MJ inserts started to be phased out in comics cover dated May-Jul 1991. Jim
  2. From my experience, this is incorrect. I've found many more MJ inserts in 80s-90s comics than 70s. Hell, I could go to the local comics shop here and get a dozen. But also, I live near multiple military bases so their availability is greater here than living in areas where they don't have any near. But even when I was buying every MJ/NDS issue I could find overseas, the 80s-90s were easy to find. 70s not so much. Jim
  3. Thank you...but a couple of people were mentioning the inserts before I caught on to them. In fact, it was this Forum that brought them to my attention and realized I'd been buying them for years while stationed overseas without knowing. I thought the inserts were in all comics at the time. Jim
  4. I haven't been following comics much in the last couple years and was wondering what's selling and what's not currently. The last time I was in a comics store was this past March when I had to drive to Miami for a funeral. Visited Past, Present, and Future Cmics in Pembroke Pines and bought a couple older comics. Really nice store with a great selection. Also stopped by Tates Comics. Not the greatest of selection but man do they have some cool stuff there for any collector. Anyway, was trying to get a feel on where the market is now. Is Atlas Horror still selling for example? I primarily buy Silver and Bronze Age comics, when I do buy, and want to query some of you on what's the current market looks like. Thanks, Jim
  5. I have never heard of such a thing. Weird. Jim
  6. I don't believe you will find a Wolverine #1 with the insert. Not all new comics made it to Stars and Stripes newsstands overseas until well into their run. When I was stationed in Germany, Wolverine was well into being published a year or so and no copies were available on military newsstands when I got there. I think the first Wolverine I saw on the newsstand was well into the 30s or so. And I bought the comic and have none with the insert. Jim
  7. Depends on rank and your family situation (married, # of kids, etc). But generally not a whole hell of a lot. It's common for military members to get rid of stuff so they'll be under the limit when they PCS. Jim
  8. Bronze age comics with the ND/MJI, in my opinion since I've been looking for them, are probably less than 5% of what's out there. Since they were targeted to the military, I suspect that a lot were thrown away during PCS moves since their allotted weight allotments are fairly small and we all know comics boxes weigh a ton. I do think a greater number of comics w/ MJI survived from the mid-late-80s due to speculation (I own about a dozen X-Men 249s with the insert). Most of the collections I see now from former military members stationed overseas during that timeframe have some. Jim
  9. No. Not all comics with the inserts have a star stamp. But if you see a star stamp on the comic then there's a good chance the comic has an insert. Real good chance. And it not just a star stamp. If I ever get to the collection, I'll post pics of other stamps that were used. Usually with the name of the base they were bought. Jim
  10. I tried to get enough DCs to expand on the MJI inserts but frankly never was able to get enough of them to feel comfortable putting them on my website. When I was stationed overseas, MJIs were plentiful when going to local shows but most all were Marvels. DCs were harder to find. I guess Marvels sold much better than DCs. Even when I bought a ton from a local German dealer who bought overstock from AAFES back in day, almost all his stock were Marvels. No DCs to be found. Which makes your quest pretty damn impressive. Jim
  11. The thing about these inserts is you don't ever know if a comic with the insert exists or not. There no definitive catalogue of which comics had them or not. Makes the search more interesting but also makes it even more frustrating as well. Jim