Lazyboy

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    I was posting here when you were in diapers.

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  1. So Barry Allen and Hal Jordan aren't "original" characters, but they are? Um... yeah... Also, Martian Manhunter is definitely a SA character.
  2. Lazyboy

    Avenging Spiderman #9

    A preview is, by definition, an advertisement. The perfect equivalent has already been mentioned: a movie trailer. Ads are not and have never been first appearances no matter how much a miniscule minority whines.
  3. Lazyboy

    Avenging Spiderman #9

    I'm not. I'm just explaining reality. Anybody who references DCP 26 when talking about previews like this only proves how little they know. DC called those bonus stories "previews" but they were full, unique stories rather than simply a few pages from the real issue printed in advance.
  4. Lazyboy

    Avenging Spiderman #9

    Bull It's just a few preview pages in a giveaway. It doesn't matter. At all. It's all hype from losers who can't make money on the real thing so they have to find some cheap junk to promote as being special and hope people who don't know any better fall for it.
  5. It's a DC Direct-only issue from 1987. There shouldn't be a UPC anywhere near it.
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    1% of books are 40% of the CGC Census

    Don't disagree that Kirkman likely held back a few hundred copies of Walking Dead # 1. And _of course_ re-subs. I should have noted, "7,266 copies ordered" -- based on Comichron and other sources. Still, seems a bit disingenuous to disregard the "copies ordered" when there's a hard number listed for the book just a few posts after you use the Cap City numbers for early McFarlane ASM to make a point. You're of course entitled to suggest that the true print run may be double or more than that...but such an assertion puts the onus on you to back up, not us. Either we trust the listed Cap City / Diamond / etc. published data across the board or we do not. You can't pick and choose. Did you miss the part I bolded? Comichron estimates that 7266 copies were "Shipped to North American Comics Shops Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors" and nothing more. JJM doesn't guess how many copies were shipped out of North America, nor how many copies went to the creators. Unless those numbers come from somebody relevant (like Kirkman), they are not data. Anybody can publish random numbers. I think RMA is way overstating the discrepancy by suggesting that 7266 may only be half the print run, but 7266 is absolutely NOT the print run and anybody who says it is doesn't have a clue.
  7. Or maybe because the publishers hadn't printed a billion extra copies that they knew would sell through reorders after everybody realized that the issue was the real payoff for the big event.
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    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Well, where are they going to get inventoried stories to fill in for a late issue? Unlike some older publishers, Image doesn't have that option. Of course they should watch out for themselves and learn from the past. But that has nothing to do with ygogolak's post.
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    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Are they actually capable of telling stories or are they just pin-up artists? Yeah, I guess we can pretend that these guys are the same as Kirby doing additional covers on top of his multiple stories per month.
  10. Your definition of "high" and "long" must be different from mine. Most of us already know that. You know your posts are public, right?
  11. HOS 92 dropping to the point that it only sells for $5-10 in HG is "the above hypothetical" he was referencing. He's right (for once).
  12. Oh, you think the OPG is still relevant. There's your mistake.
  13. You don't have the real versions of those? Yes, they do have the notation.
  14. Lazyboy

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Really? Okay, I guess that's different. I don't follow movie news that closely and don't care about G.I. Joe, but I hadn't seen or heard anything about that.
  15. Lazyboy

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    I definitely agree with this point for many other reasons, but your example is very poor. The market has been largely driven by attention trends for years now. The best example is TWD, which has had prices and sales fluctuate for years based (basically) on whether the show's season is running or not. Hungry Ghosts is obviously currently benefiting from special attention, while there is no unusual focus on G.I. Joe.