bill999

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  1. I noticed an Archie's Mad House #22 raw copy 15 cent price variant is currently at auction on e-bay-----I wonder what it will close at?
  2. Seems to me, I've seen quite a few "Published in Canada"s in indicia, am I way off? Or am I just thinking about TPBs? Yes, on the indicia of the (Archie 35c Canadian price variants) it states (Canada 35c) as to point out the variant Canadian price but the words (Canadian edition) are nowhere seen or found on the indicia or on the cover or anywhere on the comic book. Just to clarify this, the indicia on the 25c and 35c versions are identical. Both say "35c in Canada." The 35c variants do not state they were published in Canada. There are actual Canadian editions of some Archie titles from the early '50s that do state so. I agree, Also here is an example of a true Archie (Canadian edition) comic book published by "Bell Features" a Canadian publishing company from the 1940's. The front cover states(Can. Ed) on it and the back cover contains Canadian ads.
  3. Seems to me, I've seen quite a few "Published in Canada"s in indicia, am I way off? Or am I just thinking about TPBs? Yes, on the indicia of the (Archie 35c Canadian price variants) it states (Canada 35c) as to point out the variant Canadian price but the words (Canadian edition) are nowhere seen or found on the indicia or on the cover or anywhere on the comic book. Archie Comics historically is a U.S comic book publisher not a Canada comic book publisher. (35c printed) on the cover does not change a U.S published edition into a Canadian edition in any way just by the book being sold in Canada. Also why are all the ads seen and found on the back cover of ALL the Archie 35c Canadian price variant books and inside the books (U.S ads) and not Canada ads if they were in any way Canadian editions? If the 35c cover price Archie Giant Size books shipped to and distributed in Canada where Canadian editions in any way, then the words (Canadian edition) would definitely be (seen and found) on the book somewhere and they are not for a very good reason. Lastly stated the books are simply first print U.S editions with a printed 35c cover price on them that were sold in Canada as (Canadian price variants on the newsstands). The books are truly difficult to find even in Canada and seldom seen today.The truth will always win out in the end.
  4. The 35 cent Archie Canadian price variants are U.S published (first print editions). They are U.S published editions distributed and sold in Canada. They are identical to the 25c cover price editions in every way except for cover price and were printed on the same print run at the same time as the 25c cover price editions were printed. The Archie 35 cent Canadian price variants are around 300 to 400 times scarcer than the 25c editions. Both the 25c and 35c editions appear scarce in a certified FN 6.0 grade and rare to find in a certified FN/VF 7.0 or higher grade with most copies found in GD to VG+ grade especially on e-bay. Only a tiny portion of the print run was printed on the 35 centers, perhaps as low as 5% and they sold poorly at 35c back then due to the price. A few of these 35 cent price variants are closing on Comicconnect.com today.
  5. Archie Giant Series Magazine #579( 95 cent cover variant). Dan Parent's 1st art work at Archie.
  6. Wow! almost 10X guide in a raw FN grade on e-bay. : (thumbs u