Marvel Australian Price Variants
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Afternoon :)

As promised, I've been working on a full review of Australian priced variants for Marvel. Using the same approach for my pence variant research, I've plotted every AUS copy that I have an image of on a spreadsheet that looks like this:

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All the individual comic images are kept in title folders like this:

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And each title has images of every known issue like this:

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The headlines are that I have so far gathered 693 separate Australian price variants across 74 titles :headbang:

As with my pence research, plotting the books in this way allows me to make observations as to what may or may not exist, and any notable facts and dates. Here are the first 20:

 

Marvel Australian Newsstand Priced Variants – Notes & Observations

  1. 74 titles have been found with one or more AUS single priced issues (note: annual titles are recorded separately, i.e. ASM and ASM Annual are recorded as two separate titles). Only official ‘regular sized’ first printing Marvel comics have been captured – magazines, fanzines, reprints and over-sized publications are excluded.
  2. 693 issues have been found across the confirmed 74 titles.
  3. All issues are newsstand copies. No AUS direct editions have been found.
  4. The first cover date found is January 1991.
  5. The last cover date found is November 1996.
  6. All ‘first run’ AUS issues cover dated January 1991 to April 1994 inclusive have cover dates that are 3 months later than their US counterparts (presumed to accommodate shipping times). For an AUS book cover dated January 1991, the US version will be dated October 1990. The indicias of both copies are as per the US versions.
  7. All ‘second run’ AUS issues cover dated February 1996 to November 1996 inclusive have the same cover dates / indicias as their US counterparts.
  8. No AUS issues have been found cover dated May 1994 (AUS dating) and January 1996 (US dating) – this block separates the two known runs of AUS books.
  9. For the first January 1991 AUS issues, ‘Avengers West Coast’ (63 & 64) and ‘Daredevil’ (285 & 286) have two issues cover dated January 1991.
  10. For many of the last November 1996 AUS titles, the ‘final’ November issue is priced at $2.75 whereas the preceding 1996 issues were priced at $3.20.
  11. Only six Annual titles have been found so far – Amazing Spider-Man #27, The Punisher #6, The Mighty Thor #18, The Uncanny X-Men #17, X-Factor #8 and X-Men #2. All are 1993 annuals and all have an AUS cover price of $4.75.
  12. Only three titles have been found to have issues cover dated April 1994 (AUS dating) – Captain America #423, Spider-Man 2099 #15 and Web of Spider-Man #108. Issues for this date appear particularly scarce and, by way of illustration, no Amazing Spider-Man #385 has been found in ten years of searching.
  13. Only five titles have been found to have issues cover dated March 1996 (US dating) – Generation X #13, Uncanny X-Men #330, Wolverine #99, X-Force #52 and X-Man #13. Issues for this date appear particularly scarce and, by way of illustration, no Amazing Spider-Man #409 has been found in ten years of searching.
  14. Bi-monthly ‘early / late’ issues exist for many titles between AUS cover dates of October 1991 to April 1992 and, the same months for the following year, October 1992 to April 1993.
  15. There are currently no obvious gaps where different titles are missing issues for the same months. Analysis suggests that some titles do appear to have limited issues produced however. For example, the title ‘Ghost Rider’ has a potential AUS issue range of 6-75. No AUS issues have been found for 6-23, but most of the issues from 24-45 have been found. This indicates that 6-23 may not have been produced as the likelihood of not one issue surfacing are slim. In a similar vein, The Avengers has almost all copies between issues 325-362 confirmed but not one after.
  16. In respect of whether all issues for each title exist, the McFarlane 1990 Spider-Man run could have AUS copies for issues 3-74 yet only four have been found so far (32, 35, 41 and 74). All the hologram issue #26’s found available from AUS sellers online are the US newsstand copy and CGC has no graded copies (whereas it does for the Spectacular Spider-Man #189 copy of the same month). The image below tells its own story and it may turn out that, like the UK pence variant copies, not all issues of each confirmed title will have AUS copies.
  17. Many titles exist for which no AUS copy has been found. Many notable titles are missing copies, e.g. Doctor Strange. For this title, every issue on eBay Australia is a US copy. It seems unlikely that a copy has yet to surface and this indicates that many titles are likely to have been omitted from the AUS treatment (this also mirrors the UK pence variant scenario where many titles did not have pence copies produced).
  18. In respect of content, the only differences identified between the AUS and US copies are the price and, in respect of the first run of books, the cover date. No other differences have been found.
  19. For the 74 titles found so far, there is a maximum number of 2,158 issues available within the January 1991 to November 1996 date ranges. If we remove the mid-run gap issues of May 1994 to January 1996 the figure reduces to 1,496. However, it is clear that of those remaining issues, many appear to have gaps and missing issues which may not have been produced. Given how scarce may are, it may be difficult to impossible to confirm a definitive AUS issue total. I hope that by publishing this analysis, others will contribute titles and issues that I have yet to locate. As with my pence variant research, I will update the figures and observations as new finds come in.
  20. Regular sized issues are priced at AUS $1.50 from January 1991, increasing to AUS $1.80 from May 1992. The price increases again to AUS $1.95 from July / August 1993. Issues from February 1996 tend to be priced at AUS $2.50 or $3.20 with the final November 1996 issues priced at AUS $2.75. Individual special / double sized issues can vary wildly and can be priced up to AUS $6.50 (Midnight Sons Unlimited #1). All six known annuals are priced at AUS $4.75.

Data as at 30/12/18, based on the capture spreadsheet v1.0, 30/12/18

 

Pictured below - Spider-Man #26 US edition, Spectacular Spider-Man #189 AUS Edition (same AUS seller):

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Pictured below - Avengers AUS copies appear to stop at issue 362:

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Pictured below - Ghost Rider AUS copies appear to begin at issue 24:

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I'm going to share these details with other collectors who have expressed an interest outside of the CGC boards and, with their input, we could make this work the definitive word on what exists. AUS copies are not the easiest books in the world to track, especially when you live in England. Hopefully I've made a good start though, and I will update this thread as and when new titles and issues are found. The normal rules apply - - it doesn't exist (in my research) if you don't have a picture! :grin:

There are 33 titles for October 1990 (January 1991) alone that I have not found an AUS book for so the possibilities for more is considerable. 

@nesqrick2 @Shawn Low @revat - guys - you have all expressed an interest. Revat - I haven't found any Darkhawks I'm afraid. It looks like they were not produced.

 

Here is the confirmed number list (693) - the boards can be a little temperamental, so I hope it reproduces OK:

Title Confirmed AUS Issues  Total
     
2099 Unlimited (1-10) 2 1
Amazing Spider-Man (340-417) 341-384, 408, 410-417 53
Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1993 Only) 27 1
Avengers (325-402) 325-329, 331, 334-342, 344-351, 354-362 32
Avengers (1996) (#1 Only) 1 1
Avengers West Coast (63-102) 63, 64, 66, 73, 74, 76, 77, 80-82, 87, 89, 91 13
Barbie (1-35) 19, 35 2
Cable - Blood and Metal (1-2) 1 1
Cage (1-20) 3, 5-12 9
Captain America (378-454) 379, 384, 387-389-391, 393, 398-399, 401, 403, 404, 407, 409, 411-413, 415, 417-419, 421-423 25
Conan The Barbarian (237-275) 243, 244, 246, 248, 254, 256-258, 261, 262, 264, 265, 269, 271-273 16
Daredevil (285-358) 285-291, 294, 296-314 27
Doom 2099 (1-44) 1-10, 12 11
Fantastic Four, The (345-416) 345-347, 350-354, 356, 358-359, 361-362, 364, 366-367, 372, 374 18
Fantastic Four, The 1996 Series (#1 Only) 1 1
Gambit (1-4) 1 1
Generation X (1-21) 13-17, 19-21 8
G.I. Joe (105-155) 109-110, 112, 116, 124, 130-136, 138, 140-142 16
Ghost Rider, The (6-75) 24-29, 31-35, 37-39, 41-44 18
Ghost Rider / Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1-23) 1-2, 4-5, 11-12 6
Incredible Hulk, The (374-447) 376-378, 380-385, 388-389, 391, 393, 395, 399, 401-412, 447 28
Infinity Crusade (1-6) 3 1
Infinity War (1-6) 2-6 5
Iron Man (261-332) 262-263, 266, 268-269, 277-279, 281-283, 286, 288-291, 293-298 22
Lethal Foes of Spider-Man (1-4) 2-4 3
Marvel Tales (242-291) 243-253, 257, 261-262, 264-266, 268-270, 273-275, 277, 279-280 26
Midnight Sons Unlimited (1-9) 1 1
Morbius The Living Vampire (1-32) 2, 6, 8, 12 4
New Mutants, The (94-100) 96-100 5
Night Thrasher (1-21) 5 1
Night Thrasher: Four Control (1-4) 4 1
Punisher, The (41-104) 44-47, 49-55, 60, 63, 65-66 15
Punisher 2099, The (1-34) 1-4, 7-8 6
Punisher Annual, The (1993 Only) 6 1
Punisher Holiday Special (1-3) 1 1
Punisher: The Origin of Microchip (1-2) 1 1
Punisher Summer Special (1-3) 3 1
Ravage 2099  (1-33) 1-8, 10-11 10
Ren & Stimpy Show, The (1-44) 12-13 2
Sabretooth (1-4) 3 1
Secret Defenders, The () 2, 4, 6, 8-10 6
Sensational Spider-Man, The (1-10) 8 1
Silver Surfer (42-122) 43-45, 47, 50, 52, 60-64, 69, 71-75, 77-82, 84, 86-87 26
Silver Surfer / Warlock: Resurrection (1-4) 1 1
Spectacular Spider-Man (169-240)  169, 174, 186-187, 189, 191-201, 203-207, 238 22
Spider-Man 1990 (3-74) 32, 35, 41, 74 4
Spider-Man 2099 (1-46) 1-9, 11-15, 43 15
Spider-Man Classics (1-16) 2, 9 2
Spider-Man Unlimited (1-14) 1-3 3
Star Trek Voyager (#1 Only) 1 1
Thor, The Mighty (424-502) 427, 429, 432-438, 440-441, 444-446, 448-449, 452-457, 459-469 33
Thor, The Mighty Annual (1993 Only) 18 1
Thunderstrike (1-24) 1 1
Transformers (71-80) 71, 73-75, 77-80 8
Uncanny X-Men (269-338) 270-272, 275-276, 278-280, 282-283, 287, 291, 293, 295-296, 300-304, 306-307, 329-332, 334-338 31
Uncanny X-Men Annual (1993 Only) 17 1
Venom, Funeral Pyre (1-3) 2 1
Venom, Lethal Protector (1-6) 1-2, 4 3
Venom, The Madness (1-3) 2 1
Warlock Chronicles (1-8) 2-6 5
Web of Spider-Man (69-129) 76-77, 80-81, 87, 90, 93-96, 99-100, 103-108 18
Web of Spider-Man Annual (1993 Only) 9 1
What If… (18-91) 25-26, 28-30, 34-36, 44, 46, 54, 84-85, 89 14
Wolverine (32-107) 50-53, 55, 58-59, 71, 73, 75-76, 98-99, 101-103, 105-107 19
Wolverine and The Punisher: Damaging Evidence (1-3) 1-3 3
X-Factor (59-128) 60-64, 66-69, 71-74, 77, 88, 92-94, 96-97, 125-126 22
X-Factor Annual (1993 Only) 8 1
X-Force (1-60) 1, 11, 18, 25, 28-29, 52-60 15
X-Man (1-21) 12-21 10
X-Men (1-58) 1, 4-5, 10-11, 25, 49, 51-53, 55-58 14
X-Men Annual (1993 Only) 2 1
X-Men 2099 (1-35) 1-3 3
X-Men Adventures (1-15) 1, 3, 5-11, 13 10
X-Men Unlimited (1-12) 2 1
     
  Total          693 

 

Cheers! :)

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Get Marwood & I said:

No AUS issues have been found cover dated May 1994 (AUS dating) and January 1996 (US dating) – this block separates the two known runs of AUS books.

To clarify, this should read:

No AUS issues have been found between cover dates May 1994 (AUS dating) and January 1996 (US dating) inclusive – this block separates the two known runs of AUS books.

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Following input from those away from the boards, and a gaggle of G.I. Joes turning up on the bay, we've surpassed 700 and I now have 705 issues captured.

Three new titles, making 77 so far, have been added:

  • Clive Barker - Hokum & Hex
  • Clive Barker - Hyperkind
  • Clive Barker - Saint Sinner

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@nesqrick2 Are you seeing this Ness? I rely on you as my solitary CGC boards interested person :)

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1 hour ago, Get Marwood & I said:

Following input from those away from the boards, and a gaggle of G.I. Joes turning up on the bay, we've surpassed 700 and I now have 705 issues captured.

Three new titles, making 77 so far, have been added:

  • Clive Barker - Hokum & Hex
  • Clive Barker - Hyperkind
  • Clive Barker - Saint Sinner

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@nesqrick2 Are you seeing this Ness? I rely on you as my solitary CGC boards interested person :)

 Yes i am, Great work. i have more Aus copy to add to the list. :banana:

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1 hour ago, nesqrick2 said:

 Yes i am, Great work. i have more Aus copy to add to the list. :banana:

Excellent! I knew you wouldn't let me down :)

I did a little more searching this afternoon, and we're up to 714 copies now.

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To further illustrate the size of the task, I look for all the tiles for the month of September 1993 alone (which will appear with December 1993 AUS cover dates). There are a whopping 43 titles for which I have found no AUS copies - just for that one month! I'm told Clive Barker's Ectokid has AUS copies though, and am waiting for evidence.

Here they are:

Sep 93 (US Cover Date) Marvel Titles with no (Dec 93) confirmed AUS copies

Avengers:The Terminatrix Objective #1
Barbie Fashion 
Battle Tide II
Black Axe 
Children of the Voyager 
Cyberspace 3000 
Clive Barker - Ectokid
Dances with Demons
Dark Angel 
Darkhold:Pages from the Book of Sins
Deadpool (and the Circle Chase)
Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut
Fantastic Four Unlimited
Hellstorm:Prince of Lies
Incomplete Death's Head
Killpower:The Early Years
Lawdog
Mad-Dog 
Marvel Milestone Edition
Meteor Man
Midnight Men
Morbius Revisited 
Mortigan Goth:Immortalis
Nomad
Offcastes 
Original Ghost Rider
Punisher Armory 
Punisher War Zone 
Razorline the First Cut
Shadow Riders
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack
Sleepwalker
Spyke
Supersoldiers
Tekworld
Thor Corps
Tor
Trouble with Girls:Night of the Lizard 
U.S. Agent 
Warlock and the Infinity Watch
Wildthing
Wolverine:Killing 

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Thanks @nesqrick2, for the Iron Man's especially - lots I didn't have in there. As a result of the contributions from you and from others from Ben's site we are up to 750 confirmed books across 77 titles now. Here's the latest issue list:

Title Confirmed AUS Issues           Total
     
2099 Unlimited (1-10) 2 1
Amazing Spider-Man (340-417) 341-384, 408, 410-417 53
Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1993 Only) 27 1
Avengers (325-402) 325-329, 331, 334-342, 344-351, 354-362 32
Avengers (1996) (#1 Only) 1 1
Avengers West Coast (63-102) 63, 64, 66, 70, 73-83, 87, 89-92 20
Barbie (1-35) 19, 35 2
Cable - Blood and Metal (1-2) 1 1
Cage (1-20) 3, 5-12 9
Captain America (378-454) 379, 384, 387-389-391, 393, 398-399, 401, 403, 404, 407, 409, 411-413, 415, 417-419, 421-423 25
Clive Barker - Hokum & Hex (1-9) 2, 3 2
Clive Barker - Hyperkind (1-9) 2 1
Clive Barker  - Saint Sinner (1-7) 2 1
Conan The Barbarian (237-275) 241, 243, 244, 246, 248, 254, 256-258, 261, 262, 264, 265, 269, 271-273 17
Daredevil (285-358) 285-291, 294, 296-314 27
Doom 2099 (1-44) 1-10, 12 11
Fantastic Four, The (345-416) 345-347, 350-354, 356, 358-359, 361-362, 364, 366-367, 372, 374 18
Fantastic Four, The 1996 Series (#1 Only) 1 1
Gambit (1-4) 1 1
Generation X (1-21) 13-17, 19-21 8
G.I. Joe (105-155) 106, 109-110, 112-114, 116-117, 124, 130-139, 140-142 22
Ghost Rider, The (6-75) 23-29, 31-35, 37-39, 41-44 19
Ghost Rider / Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1-23) 1-2, 4-5, 9, 11-12 7
Incredible Hulk, The (374-447) 376-378, 380-385, 388-389, 391, 393, 395, 399, 401-412, 447 28
Infinity Crusade (1-6) 02-Mar 2
Infinity War (1-6) 2-6 5
Iron Man (261-332) 262-263, 266-270, 273-275, 277-299 33
Lethal Foes of Spider-Man (1-4) 2-4 3
Marvel Tales (242-291) 243-253, 257, 261-262, 264-270, 273-275, 277, 279-280 27
Midnight Sons Unlimited (1-9) 1 1
Morbius The Living Vampire (1-32) 2, 6, 8, 12 4
New Mutants, The (94-100) 96-100 5
Night Thrasher (1-21) 5 1
Night Thrasher: Four Control (1-4) 4 1
Punisher, The (41-104) 44-47, 49-55, 60, 63, 65-66 15
Punisher 2099, The (1-34) 1-4, 7-8 6
Punisher Annual, The (1993 Only) 6 1
Punisher Holiday Special (1-3) 1 1
Punisher: The Origin of Microchip (1-2) 1 1
Punisher Summer Special (1-3) 3 1
Ravage 2099  (1-33) 1-8, 10-11 10
Ren & Stimpy Show, The (1-44) 12-13 2
Sabretooth (1-4) 3 1
Secret Defenders, The () 2, 4, 6, 8-10 6
Sensational Spider-Man, The (1-10) 8 1
Silver Surfer (42-122) 43-45, 47, 49-50, 52, 55, 60-64, 69, 71-75, 77-82, 84, 86-87 28
Silver Surfer / Warlock: Resurrection (1-4) 1 1
Spectacular Spider-Man (169-240)  169, 174, 186-187, 189, 191-201, 203-207, 238 22
Spider-Man 1990 (3-74) 32, 35, 41, 74 4
Spider-Man 2099 (1-46) 1-9, 11-15, 43 15
Spider-Man Classics (1-16) 2, 9 2
Spider-Man Unlimited (1-14) 1-3 3
Star Trek Voyager (#1 Only) 1 1
Thor, The Mighty (424-502) 427, 429, 432-438, 440-441, 444-446, 448-449, 452-457, 459-469 33
Thor, The Mighty Annual (1993 Only) 18 1
Thunderstrike (1-24) 1 1
Transformers (71-80) 71, 73-75, 77-80 8
Uncanny X-Men (269-338) 270-272, 275-276, 278-280, 282-283, 285, 287-293, 295-297, 300-304, 306-307, 329-332, 334-338 38
Uncanny X-Men Annual (1993 Only) 17 1
Venom, Funeral Pyre (1-3) 2 1
Venom, Lethal Protector (1-6) 1-2, 4 3
Venom, The Madness (1-3) 2 1
Warlock Chronicles (1-8) 2-6 5
Web of Spider-Man (69-129) 70, 76-77, 80-81, 87, 90, 93-96, 99-100, 103-108 19
Web of Spider-Man Annual (1993 Only) 9 1
What If… (18-91) 25-26, 28-30, 34-36, 44, 46, 54, 84-85, 89 14
Wolverine (32-107) 50-53, 55, 58-59, 71, 73, 75-76, 98-99, 101-103, 105-107 19
Wolverine and The Punisher: Damaging Evidence (1-3) 1-3 3
X-Factor (59-128) 60-69, 71-74, 77, 88, 92-94, 96-97, 125-126 23
X-Factor Annual (1993 Only) 8 1
X-Force (1-60) 1, 7-8, 11-15, 18-23, 25-26, 28-29, 52-60 27
X-Man (1-21) 12-21 10
X-Men (1-58) 1, 4-5, 10-11, 24-25, 49, 51-53, 55-58 15
X-Men Annual (1993 Only) 2 1
X-Men 2099 (1-35) 1-3 3
X-Men Adventures (1-15) 1, 3, 5-11, 13 10
X-Men Unlimited (1-12) 2 1
     
  Total           750


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1 hour ago, GeeksAreMyPeeps said:

751:

Cheers GAMPs - keep em coming :)

Following a big influx from a friend in Australia, we're up to 799 confirmed issues now, with an extra title added (Clive Barker - Ectokid) making 78 titles so far:

 

Title Confirmed AUS Issues          Total
     
2099 Unlimited (1-10) 2 1
Amazing Spider-Man (340-417) 341-384, 408, 410-417 53
Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1993 Only) 27 1
Avengers (325-402) 325-342, 344-351, 354-362 35
Avengers (1996) (#1 Only) 1 1
Avengers West Coast (63-102) 63, 64, 66, 68-83, 87, 89-92 24
Barbie (1-35) 19, 35 2
Cable - Blood and Metal (1-2) 1 1
Cage (1-20) 3, 5-12 9
Captain America (378-454) 379, 383-385, 387-391, 393-394, 398-399, 401, 403, 404, 407, 409, 411-413, 415, 417-419, 421-423 28
Clive Barker - Ectokid 1 1
Clive Barker - Hokum & Hex (1-9) 1-3 3
Clive Barker - Hyperkind (1-9) 01-Feb 2
Clive Barker  - Saint Sinner (1-7) 2 1
Conan The Barbarian (237-275) 241, 243, 244, 246, 248, 254, 256-258, 261, 262, 264, 265, 269, 271-273 17
Daredevil (285-358) 285-292, 294, 296-314 28
Doom 2099 (1-44) 1-10, 12 11
Fantastic Four, The (345-416) 345-348, 350-359, 361-362, 364, 366-367, 371-374 23
Fantastic Four, The 1996 Series (#1 Only) 1 1
Gambit (1-4) 1 1
Generation X (1-21) 13-17, 19-21 8
G.I. Joe (105-155) 106, 109-110, 112-114, 116-117, 124, 130-139, 140-142 22
Ghost Rider, The (6-75) 23-29, 31-35, 37-39, 41-44 19
Ghost Rider / Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1-23) 1-2, 4-5, 9, 11-12, 14 8
Incredible Hulk, The (374-447) 375-393, 395-396, 399-412, 447 36
Infinity Crusade (1-6) 2-3 2
Infinity War (1-6) 2-6 5
Iron Man (261-332) 262-263, 266-270, 273-275, 277-299 33
Lethal Foes of Spider-Man (1-4) 1-4 4
Marvel Tales (242-291) 243-253, 257, 261-262, 264-270, 273-275, 277, 279-280 27
Midnight Sons Unlimited (1-9) 1 1
Morbius The Living Vampire (1-32) 1-2, 6, 8, 12 5
New Mutants, The (94-100) 96-100 5
Night Thrasher (1-21) 5 1
Night Thrasher: Four Control (1-4) 4 1
Punisher, The (41-104) 44-47, 48-56, 60, 63, 65-66, 75 18
Punisher 2099, The (1-34) 1-4, 7-8 6
Punisher Annual, The (1993 Only) 6 1
Punisher Holiday Special (1-3) 1 1
Punisher: The Origin of Microchip (1-2) 1 1
Punisher Summer Special (1-3) 3 1
Ravage 2099  (1-33) 1-8, 10-11 10
Ren & Stimpy Show, The (1-44) 12-13 2
Sabretooth (1-4) 1, 3 2
Secret Defenders, The () 2, 4, 6, 8-10 6
Sensational Spider-Man, The (1-10) 8 1
Silver Surfer (42-122) 43-45, 47, 49-50, 52, 55, 60-64, 69, 71-75, 77-82, 84, 86-87 28
Silver Surfer / Warlock: Resurrection (1-4) 1 1
Spectacular Spider-Man (169-240)  169, 174, 186-187, 189, 191-201, 203-207, 238 22
Spider-Man 1990 (3-74) 32, 35, 41, 72, 74 5
Spider-Man 2099 (1-46) 1-9, 11-15, 43 15
Spider-Man Classics (1-16) 2, 9 2
Spider-Man Unlimited (1-14) 1-3 3
Star Trek Voyager (#1 Only) 1 1
Thor, The Mighty (424-502) 427, 429, 432-441, 444-446, 448-449, 452-457, 459-469 34
Thor, The Mighty Annual (1993 Only) 18 1
Thunderstrike (1-24) 1-2 2
Transformers (71-80) 71, 73-75, 77-80 8
Uncanny X-Men (269-338) 270-272, 275-276, 278-280, 282-283, 285, 287-293, 295-297, 300-304, 306-307, 329-332, 334-338 38
Uncanny X-Men Annual (1993 Only) 17 1
Venom, Funeral Pyre (1-3) 2 1
Venom, Lethal Protector (1-6) 1-2, 4 3
Venom, The Madness (1-3) 2 1
Warlock Chronicles (1-8) 2-6 5
Web of Spider-Man (69-129) 70, 76-77, 80-81, 84 87, 90, 93-96, 99-100, 103-108 20
Web of Spider-Man Annual (1993 Only) 9 1
What If… (18-91) 23-26, 28-31, 34-36, 44, 46, 49, 54, 84-85, 89 18
Wolverine (32-107) 50-53, 55, 58-59, 71, 73, 75-76, 98-99, 101-103, 105-107 19
Wolverine and The Punisher: Damaging Evidence (1-3) 1-3 3
X-Factor (59-128) 60-69, 71-74, 76-77, 81, 88, 91-94, 96-97, 125-126 26
X-Factor Annual (1993 Only) 8 1
X-Force (1-60) 1, 7-8, 11-15, 18-23, 25-26, 28-29, 52-60 27
X-Man (1-21) 12-21 10
X-Men (1-58) 1, 4-7, 10-11, 15, 24-25, 49, 51-53, 55-58 18
X-Men Annual (1993 Only) 2 1
X-Men 2099 (1-35) 1-3 3
X-Men Adventures (1-15) 1, 3, 5-11, 13-14 11
X-Men Unlimited (1-12) 2 1
     
  Total           799

If we keep going I'm sure we'll be able confirm all the issues for the big titles. It will be interesting to see if many more new titles are added to the list, or whether we now more or less have them all.

Who's going to make it a round 800?

All good fun :)

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19 hours ago, Get Marwood & I said:

Who's going to make it a round 800?

A fine chap called Paul Nicholls who has a keen interest in Australian price variants (cheers Paul). Here's his blog which has a lot of great content and is well worth a visit:

https://plus.google.com/106569007964083346983

Paul provided an image of Alf #43 so we can add that as our 800th confirmed AUS copy, across 79 titles now:

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No sign of any other Alf's anywhere online - 17 possibilities - maybe it's a one off? (hoping #48 is out there)

We have a query out on Beavis & Butt-Head #27, and that title may be added to the list soon, subject to some clarification. All good fun Image result for beavis gif

 

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Magazine sized issues are excluded from the work thus far, but I have collected images of Conan Saga, the only magazine that I have seen that has first printing variants of the US originals (there may well be more).

Here's an example, courtesy of eBay, of issue #43 alongside it's US counterpart:

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The magazine appears to follow the same existence dates as the regular sized comics (Jan 91 AUS to Nov 96 US), and has the same characteristics, i.e. single AUS price, newsstand only barcode, cover date three months later. The first issue I've found is #43, as expected, mirroring the October 1990 US / January 1991 first AUS cover dates:

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The cover price is $3.40 from issue #43, rising to $3.60 with the Jun #93 issue (subject to my finding an issue 70 / 71 to confirm):

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The run stops at issue 97 in 1995, so I can't confirm an AUS end date for magazines yet, should more appear:

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Presumably if another magazine sized publication does exist, with an issue run beyond 1996, it's AUS copies will cease with the November 1996 issue as is the case with all the regular sized issue titles.

Comic sized issues are my focus, but I'll continue to gather other magazine examples as/if and when they appear. The majority that I have seen are local reprints, like this example of 'Haunt of Horror':

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So just the Conan Saga so far....

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Just added the title 'Disney Comic Hits' to the list - one issue found, number 13:

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80 titles, 805 confirmed issues :headbang:

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Just added the title 'Cable' to the list - one issue found, number 5:

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It brings us up to 81 titles and 812 confirmed variants.

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It may be the only one, even though there are another 16 or so potentially in scope. I say this because:

  1. It's the only one on ebay AUS, appearing twice in current listings
  2. It's the only AUS copy on the GCD
  3. It's the only AUS copy in this Cable group shot, from an AUS seller:

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Coincidence?

Yooo deeeciiide!

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No response to the last 6 posts? Bit disappointing :sorry:

822 confirmed books over 81 titles now. 

The latest list:

Title Confirmed AUS Issues                          Total
     
2099 Unlimited (1-10) 1-2 2
Alf (34-50) 43 1
Amazing Spider-Man (340-417) 341-384, 408, 410-417 53
Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1993 Only) 27 1
Avengers (325-402) 325-342, 344-351, 354-362 35
Avengers (1996) (#1 Only) 1 1
Avengers West Coast (63-102) 63, 64, 66, 68-83, 87, 89-92 24
Barbie (1-35) 19, 35 2
Cable (1-37) 5 1
Cable - Blood and Metal (1-2) 1 1
Cage (1-20) 3, 5-12 9
Captain America (378-454) 379, 383-385, 387-391, 393-394, 398-399, 401, 403, 404, 407, 409, 411-413, 415, 417-423 29
Clive Barker - Ectokid 1 1
Clive Barker - Hokum & Hex (1-9) 1-3 3
Clive Barker - Hyperkind (1-9) 1-2 2
Clive Barker - Saint Sinner (1-7) 2 1
Conan The Barbarian (237-275) 241, 243, 244, 246, 248, 254, 256-258, 261, 262, 264, 265, 269, 271-273 17
Daredevil (285-358) 285-292, 294, 296-314 28
Disney Comic Hits (1-14) 13 1
Doom 2099 (1-44) 1-10, 12 11
Fantastic Four, The (345-416) 345-348, 350-359, 361-362, 364, 366-367, 371-374 23
Fantastic Four, The 1996 Series (#1 Only) 1 1
Gambit (1-4) 1 1
Generation X (1-21) 13-17, 19-21 8
G.I. Joe (105-155) 106, 109-110, 112-114, 116-118, 124, 130-139, 140-142 23
Ghost Rider, The (6-75) 23-29, 31-35, 37-39, 41-44 19
Ghost Rider / Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1-23) 1-2, 4-5, 9, 11-12, 14 8
Incredible Hulk, The (374-447) 375-393, 395-396, 399-412, 447 36
Infinity Crusade (1-6) 1-3 3
Infinity War (1-6) 2-6 5
Iron Man (261-332) 262-263, 266-270, 273-275, 277-299 33
Lethal Foes of Spider-Man (1-4) 1-4 4
Marvel Tales (242-291) 243-253, 257, 261-262, 264-270, 273-275, 277, 279-280 27
Midnight Sons Unlimited (1-9) 1 1
Morbius The Living Vampire (1-32) 1-2, 6, 8, 12 5
New Mutants, The (94-100) 96-100 5
Night Thrasher (1-21) 4-5 2
Night Thrasher: Four Control (1-4) 4 1
Punisher, The (41-104) 44-47, 48-56, 60, 63, 65-66, 75, 81 19
Punisher 2099, The (1-34) 1-4, 7-8 6
Punisher Annual, The (1993 Only) 6 1
Punisher Holiday Special (1-3) 1 1
Punisher: The Origin of Microchip (1-2) 1 1
Punisher Summer Special (1-3) 3 1
Ravage 2099 (1-33) 1-8, 10-11 10
Ren & Stimpy Show, The (1-44) 12-13 2
Sabretooth (1-4) 1, 3 2
Secret Defenders, The () 2, 4, 6, 8-10 6
Sensational Spider-Man, The (1-10) 8 1
Silver Surfer (42-122) 43-45, 47, 49-50, 52, 55, 60-64, 69, 71-75, 77-82, 84, 86-87 28
Silver Surfer / Warlock: Resurrection (1-4) 1 1
Spectacular Spider-Man (169-240)  169, 174, 186-187, 189, 191-201, 203-207, 238 22
Spider-Man 1990 (3-74) 32, 35, 41, 72, 74 5
Spider-Man 2099 (1-46) 1-9, 11-15, 43 15
Spider-Man Classics (1-16) 2, 9 2
Spider-Man Unlimited (1-14) 1-3 3
Star Trek Voyager (#1 Only) 1 1
Thor, The Mighty (424-502) 427, 429-430, 432-441, 443-449, 452-457, 459-469 37
Thor, The Mighty Annual (1993 Only) 18 1
Thunderstrike (1-24) 1-3 3
Transformers (71-80) 71, 73-75, 77-80 8
Uncanny X-Men (269-338) 270-272, 275-276, 278-280, 282-283, 285, 287-293, 295-297, 299-304, 306-307, 329-332, 334-338 39
Uncanny X-Men Annual (1993 Only) 17 1
Venom, Funeral Pyre (1-3) 1-3 3
Venom, Lethal Protector (1-6) 1-2, 4 3
Venom, The Madness (1-3) 2 1
Warlock Chronicles (1-8) 2-6 5
Web of Spider-Man (69-129) 70, 76-77, 80-81, 84 87, 90, 93-96, 99-100, 103-108 20
Web of Spider-Man Annual (1993 Only) 9 1
What If… (18-91) 23-26, 28-31, 34-36, 44, 46, 49, 54, 84-85, 89 18
Wolverine (32-107) 50-53, 55, 58-59, 71, 73, 75-76, 98-99, 101-103, 105-107 19
Wolverine and The Punisher: Damaging Evidence (1-3) 1-3 3
X-Factor (59-128) 60-69, 71-74, 76-77, 81, 88, 91-94, 96-97, 125-126 26
X-Factor Annual (1993 Only) 8 1
X-Force (1-60) 1, 7-8, 11-15, 18-23, 25-29, 52-60 28
X-Man (1-21) 12-21 10
X-Men (1-58) 1, 4-7, 10-11, 15, 18, 21-26, 49, 51-53, 55-58 23
X-Men Annual (1993 Only) 2 1
X-Men 2099 (1-35) 1-3 3
X-Men Adventures (1-15) 1, 3, 5-11-14 12
X-Men Unlimited (1-12) 2 1
     
  Total             822

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10 hours ago, nesqrick2 said:

There is more AUS copy to come, i will scan them in soon, great work :golfclap:

Thanks nesqrick2. I knew you wouldn't let me down. If you have any titles that we haven't captured yet, let me know buddy :)

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