Warlord

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  1. Good catch on Disney Productions, I should have had that one, if that's the specific name of the publisher of Disney comics. I also see Disney Productions and Disney Publishing mentioned, so it's a little murky to me so I've gone with your suggestion and added it to the list. However Comico blows my mind, I never picked up on their newsstand versions! Cool Updated listing of any publisher other than Marvel and DC and their imprints (eg, Star, Amalgam, Milestone) if they published a different version of their comics for returnable/non-returnable channels. Archie Bongo Comico Continuity Dark Horse Gladstone Harvey Image Malibu Now Top Cow Topps United Plankton Pictures Valiant Walt Disney Productions Whitman
  2. Nope, not a clue as to print runs, I don't think I've seen any facts or speculation in terms of numbers. The theory that the 8 very rare DCW issues may have been distributed only in Canada and therefore had a correspondingly smaller distribution than others distributed in both US+Canada is all that I would venture. In general, as Brock suggest, a lot of them are plentiful but are still clearly not as common as the normal versions. And yes, unless you buy them in an unopened 3-pack they are tough to find in HG.
  3. Pretty sure you're making the right decision! Thanks for the front and back pics!
  4. Thanks for the info. I never thought of Harvey so I've added them. And I guess Whitman needs to be on the list with an asterisk because they differentiated between newsstand/comic shop issues not with the UPC absence/presence but with their yellow/white logo. Are you saying that there are two versions of some individual First comics? If so, then unless someone offers a rationale other than differentiating between returnable/non-returnable, I'd add them after seeing some examples. Looking at all issues indexed by GCD I don't see any titles where the number of issues differs from the number of images to provide any indication these exist. (Classics Illustrated has 29 images for 27 issues, but they show two "second edition" issues that accounts for the extra 2 images.) Of course, if the UPC/blank box was on the back cover then GCD wouldn't reveal that distinction. Was the Classics Illustrated Jr issue on the newsstand different than a direct version of that same issue? Updated listing of any publisher other than Marvel and DC and their imprints (eg, Star, Amalgam, Milestone) if they published a different version of their comics for returnable/non-returnable channels. Archie Bongo Continuity Dark Horse Gladstone Harvey Image Malibu Now Top Cow Topps United Plankton Pictures Valiant Whitman
  5. Not to be a downer, but as noted in my first post, some issues/titles like the first three issues of Micronauts, Battlestar Galactica, or Shogun Warriors as well as almost every issue of Star Wars are common and readily found in multi-packs, so they're likely to be considered only as add-ons to a deal only if there are other issues of interest.
  6. I have every known issue and I'm looking for upgrades. Generally high grade for an upgrade is going to start around 9.0/9.2, but there are some where I'll lower the bar further so with that caveat in mind you can always contact me about any issue.
  7. That's a good question. I've seen Marvel and DC GNs that have a UPC, however that might be the only version that exists. Hoping someone will pop up with an example if there are two versions of any such "UPC" issues.
  8. Yep. So what's the list of indy publishers who DID also market to newsstands? I'll start with a few and try to list anything other than Marvel and DC and their imprints (eg, Star, Amalgam, Milestone) Archie Bongo Continuity Dark Horse Gladstone Image Malibu Now Top Cow Topps United Plankton Pictures Valiant And I found one Harris Vampirella issue that has a UPC, but not sure what to make of that...
  9. Yes, looks legit to me. Can you also post the other side so I can snag your pics for my multi-pack library? I thought I had seen this one before, but I don't have images of it so I'd like to see both sides.
  10. Bump... Still looking! So lonely... no offers... it must be that I own all the HG copies already. OK, so no sellers found yet, but let's see what you've got. Feel free to post any nice copies from your collection just to mess with me!
  11. UPCs yes. Newsstand? I dunno. Not marked as Direct, and they have the small section in the UPC unlike the larger section of Direct UPCs. Here are all the back covers, and a large image of Akira's bc.
  12. Yeah, that's why I covered myself by saying my images contained "anything with a UPC". There are some old comics with UPCs that wouldn't literally be defined only as newsstand because they were probably sold both there and in comics shops and they predated the existence of the direct market. Calling such issues newsstands seems pointless and incorrect. Sometimes in my list my note just says "UPC" on those pre-direct market issues. They might better be described as "returnable", but there's no distinction between versions to make in any case. I chose not to try to sort out those distinctions and if it has a UPC I opted to just use a note of newsstand. But I think I'll add a clarifying note on my Alpha Flight and Dr Strange issues that LazyBoy called out as known direct-only issues.