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I apologize in advance if there is a real obvious source for information on these. I tried doing a search for a thread on the boards but couldn't find anything. I found this on the web, but it was last updated almost 10 years ago.

 

http://heroesgalaxy.com/variants/marvel-vintage-pack/

 

Does anyone care about these anymore? Does anyone have a list of which issues have variants? I'd love to see a thread for these similar to the DCU logo thread.

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STLComics had a great site dedicated to these and other JCPenney reprints. Sadly, I don't think the site is active anymore. If it has moved to a new location or if there is a similar site, I'd love to find out.

 

I had quite a few of these because I was gifted them for a few Christmases. I sold most of them, but I am trying to locate my duplicate copy of Hulk 140. The Hulk 140 I sold had a double cover back before I appreciated how cool multiple covers were :facepalm:lol

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I still have my complete set of these. A nice selection of reprints.

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Wow a complete set. I gave up on that years ago. Too many obscure books that are a nightmare to find. I still enjoy finding them, but I gave up that dream a long time ago you are the man. (worship)

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STLComics had a great site dedicated to these and other JCPenney reprints. Sadly, I don't think the site is active anymore. If it has moved to a new location or if there is a similar site, I'd love to find out.

 

I had quite a few of these because I was gifted them for a few Christmases. I sold most of them, but I am trying to locate my duplicate copy of Hulk 140. The Hulk 140 I sold had a double cover back before I appreciated how cool multiple covers were :facepalm:lol

 

They STL got trashed by hackers/spam. There was talk about setting up another one, but the boardies involved never got around to it I don't think.

 

Metarog, Cosmic Spider-man, and Shield Agent can give you a lot info on them.

 

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STLComics had a great site dedicated to these and other JCPenney reprints. Sadly, I don't think the site is active anymore. If it has moved to a new location or if there is a similar site, I'd love to find out.

 

I had quite a few of these because I was gifted them for a few Christmases. I sold most of them, but I am trying to locate my duplicate copy of Hulk 140. The Hulk 140 I sold had a double cover back before I appreciated how cool multiple covers were :facepalm:lol

 

They STL got trashed by hackers/spam. There was talk about setting up another one, but the boardies involved never got around to it I don't think.

 

Metarog, Cosmic Spider-man, and Shield Agent can give you a lot info on them.

I think I sold the double cover to Cosmic Spider-Man lol . Glad it went to somebody who appreciates the multiple covers.

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I apologize in advance if there is a real obvious source for information on these. I tried doing a search for a thread on the boards but couldn't find anything. I found this on the web, but it was last updated almost 10 years ago.

 

http://heroesgalaxy.com/variants/marvel-vintage-pack/

 

Does anyone care about these anymore? Does anyone have a list of which issues have variants? I'd love to see a thread for these similar to the DCU logo thread.

 

That is the article I wrote on the 3 MVP sets for the STLcomics gallery way back when. These sets are near and dear to me and I have all 3 sets in Minty condition. They can be a pain to put together but luckily I grabbed 2 of them complete. I even have the JC Penney catalogs they were featured in. Here is a link to the original write-up via the Wayback Machine-

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20120504021151/http://stlcomics.com/gallery/jcpenney_stridex/

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:cool: I went to the Flee Market yesterday and only came back with one comic book, got this for $1 :cloud9:

 

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Interesting....the What if 4 has a JC Penney variant and a Mark Jewelers variant.

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For prosperity, here is the list:

 

Amazing Fantasy #13 

Amazing Spiderman 330 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Amazing Spider-Man Special #5 

Avengers #88 

Avengers 4

Captain America #109 

Captain America 241 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Captain America 371 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Captain America 384 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Daredevil 267 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Daredevil 273 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Darkhawk 5 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Excalibur 27 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Fantastic Four #351 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Fantastic Four #355 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Fantastic Four #66

Fantastic Four #67 

Fantastic Four 51

Ghost Rider Vol 2 10 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Incredible Hulk #140 

Incredible Hulk #333 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Iron Man #258 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Marvel Milestone Edition: Amazing Spiderman 1

Marvel Milestone Edition: Incredible Hulk #1

Marvel Milestone Edition: Tales of Suspense 39

Marvel Milestone Edition: Xmen 1

Namor 8 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

New Warriors 10 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

New Warriors 3 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Sgt. Fury #13 

Silver Surfer 32 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Silver Surfer 33 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Sleepwalker 8 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Sleepwalker 9 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Spectacular Spiderman 145 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Spectacular Spiderman 156 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Spectacular Spiderman 26 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Spectacular Spiderman 27 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Sub-Mariner #8 

Thor 312 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Thor Special #2 

Tomb of Dracula #25 

Uncanny X-Men #268 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Uncanny X-Men #28

Uncanny X-Men #62 

Uncanny X-Men #63 

Uncanny Xmen 245 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Uncanny Xmen 60

Uncanny Xmen 61

Web of Spiderman 81 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Web of Spiderman 83 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

What If Vol 2 4 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Wonder Man 2 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

X-Men Classic #47 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Young Men #25 

 

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And here are the lists, by indicator:

 

Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Captain America 384 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Daredevil 267 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Daredevil 273 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Darkhawk 5 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Fantastic Four #351 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Fantastic Four #355 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Iron Man #258 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

New Warriors 10 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Silver Surfer 32 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Silver Surfer 33 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Sleepwalker 8 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Sleepwalker 9 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Spectacular Spiderman 145 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Spectacular Spiderman 156 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Uncanny X-Men #268 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Web of Spiderman 81 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Web of Spiderman 83 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Wonder Man 2 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

X-Men Classic #47 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

 

Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Amazing Spiderman 330 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Captain America 241 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Captain America 371 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Excalibur 27 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Ghost Rider Vol 2 10 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Incredible Hulk #333 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Namor 8 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

New Warriors 3 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Spectacular Spiderman 26 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Spectacular Spiderman 27 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Thor 312 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Uncanny Xmen 245 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

What If Vol 2 4 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

 

No logo

Amazing Fantasy #13 

Amazing Spider-Man Special #5 

Avengers #88 

Avengers 4

Captain America #109 

Fantastic Four #66

Fantastic Four #67 

Fantastic Four 51

Incredible Hulk #140 

Marvel Milestone Edition: Amazing Spiderman 1

Marvel Milestone Edition: Incredible Hulk #1

Marvel Milestone Edition: Tales of Suspense 39

Marvel Milestone Edition: Xmen 1

Sgt. Fury #13 

Sub-Mariner #8 

Thor Special #2 

Tomb of Dracula #25 

Uncanny X-Men #28

Uncanny X-Men #62 

Uncanny X-Men #63 

Uncanny Xmen 60

Uncanny Xmen 61

Young Men #25 

 

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There are a couple others with no logos that have identifying characteristics...

 

All the 1993 MMEs are a duller gray than the originals and have a slightly lighter shade on the right borders.

 

The Avengers 4 has a gray border all around similar to MMEs.

 

The 1992 Hulk MME is of a much lighter gray than the original and the "facsimile" in the M logo is harder to make out.

 

The others are much tougher to ID without seeing the insides but will be much glossier than the originals.

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Did JC Penny's also have such a line of DC comics?

I sure hope not - there are still too many DC variants I am missing.

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Did JC Penny's also have such a line of DC comics?

I sure hope not - there are still too many DC variants I am missing.

 

Not to my knowledge and none are in the 1992-1994 catalogs except for the DC Collecting Kits which I believe were just regular Newsstand editions but no DC Vintage packs are in the listings.

 

 

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And here are the lists, by indicator:

 

Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Captain America 384 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Daredevil 267 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

Daredevil 273 - Spider-Man logo with 30th Anniversary Text

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Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Amazing Spiderman 330 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Captain America 241 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Captain America 371 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

Excalibur 27 - Spider-Man logo no 30th Anniversary Text

.

.

.

 

Good stuff :applause:

 

Still working on obtaining the Uncanny X-men 268 CGC 9.8 JC Penny Variant. That would be a nice addition to the collection.

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Do the individual books sell for much of a premium?

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I hope so! I got the New Warriors one (issue 10 I think) in a collection I bought. It looked different and then I researched and found out why. Cool thing to have, I can see the attraction now that I have one.

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Do the individual books sell for much of a premium?

 

The only one I can speak to is the Uncanny X-Men 268.

 

CGC 9.8 (regular) sells around $75.

 

CGC 9.8 (JC Penny) sold for $200 about 3 months ago and I saw a few go for $150 - $175 prior to that.

 

This book might be an outlier versus the other JC Penny ones because it's Jim Lee's first book on Uncanny X-Men.

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Do the individual books sell for much of a premium?

 

The only one I can speak to is the Uncanny X-Men 268.

 

CGC 9.8 (regular) sells around $75.

 

CGC 9.8 (JC Penny) sold for $200 about 3 months ago and I saw a few go for $150 - $175 prior to that.

 

This book might be an outlier versus the other JC Penny ones because it's Jim Lee's first book on Uncanny X-Men.

 

248?

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