How much of a premium are we talking for newsstand issues v/s direct editions?
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The Blind Man And The Elephant - Poem by John Godfrey Saxe

It was six men of Indostan, to learning much inclined,
who went to see the elephant (Though all of them were blind),
that each by observation, might satisfy his mind.

The first approached the elephant, and, happening to fall,
against his broad and sturdy side, at once began to bawl:
'God bless me! but the elephant, is nothing but a wall!'

The second feeling of the tusk, cried: 'Ho! what have we here,
so very round and smooth and sharp? To me tis mighty clear,
this wonder of an elephant, is very like a spear!'

The third approached the animal, and, happening to take,
the squirming trunk within his hands, 'I see,' quoth he,
the elephant is very like a snake!'

The fourth reached out his eager hand, and felt about the knee:
'What most this wondrous beast is like, is mighty plain,' quoth he;
'Tis clear enough the elephant is very like a tree.'

The fifth, who chanced to touch the ear, Said; 'E'en the blindest man
can tell what this resembles most; Deny the fact who can,
This marvel of an elephant, is very like a fan!'

The sixth no sooner had begun, about the beast to grope,
than, seizing on the swinging tail, that fell within his scope,
'I see,' quothe he, 'the elephant is very like a rope!'

And so these men of Indostan, disputed loud and long,
each in his own opinion, exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right, and all were in the wrong!

So, oft in theologic wars, the disputants, I ween,
tread on in utter ignorance, of what each other mean,
and prate about the elephant, not one of them has seen!

John Godfrey Saxe

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I think people are free to make up their own minds and make their own judgments based on what they see here.

If people had any sense of self awareness they'd be able to understand this and not think it's some behind the scenes conspiracy working against them 2c

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If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. 

There's nothing magic about it, nor is it any great conspiracy. The most successful lies have the germ of truth to them; that's what makes them plausible. So you point to the goose, and tell the people, over and over again, "that's what a duck looks and sounds like." 

Eventually, they'll believe it, no matter what they think they see.

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Banned on multiple comic book message boards - someone else's fault.

Called the "most moderated member" by a mod and allegedly a hair away from being banned on this board - someone else's fault.

No self awareness - guess whose fault?

Bad roommate syndrome 2c

 

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If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. 

If you tell several lies big enough, and keep repeating them, the same thing happens. And remember, the best, most plausible lies contain elements of the truth.

"That's what a duck looks and sounds like. Pay no attention to anyone who tells you different."

Edited by RockMyAmadeus

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10 minutes ago, Logan510 said:

Banned on multiple comic book message boards - someone else's fault.

Called the "most moderated member" by a mod and allegedly a hair away from being banned on this board - someone else's fault.

No self awareness - guess whose fault?

Bad roommate syndrome 2c

 

 Facts 2c

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5 minutes ago, onlyweaknesskryptonite said:

Now that the elephant in the room has been addressed. 

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If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. 

The goal is to bait a reaction, by telling lies mixed with truth, so the thread gets shut down again.

There are things that could be said, but that would be rising to the bait, and the thread would get shut down (along with, perhaps, some warnings.)

Just remember there's always a lot more ice that you don't see below the waterline.

 

 

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I don't have to tell anyone anything.

People can judge for themselves.

No big conspiracy 2c

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On 10/25/2019 at 12:10 PM, Cpt Kirk said:

Shouldn't Alfred be reading a newsstand issue in order to make this posting relevant to the topic?

Alfred is far too refined for comic books. He prefers to read Shakespeare, Voltaire and Kant, by the fire while sipping (lapping) single malt. 

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14 minutes ago, Foley said:

Alfred is far too refined for comic books. He prefers to read Shakespeare, Voltaire and Kant, by the fire while sipping (lapping) single malt. 

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Edited by RockMyAmadeus

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I’ll pay a premium for any Minor major Key book newsstand of same grade from about 1985 after.

As a collector I’d rather have a 9.6 News of say Hulk 340 because I know there is less likelihood.

Books like New Mutants 98 Anazing Spider-Man 300...

Newsstand all day!

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On 9/18/2019 at 7:46 AM, valiantman said:

Still a beautiful visualization of vague exactness...

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And let's not forget pre-1980 Direct editions, e.g. the whole diamond price block, etc., before they figured out the bar code distinction.

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