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1 hour ago, MGH said:

Probably the only one I kept as I used to read it over and over as a kid .. hologram still looks great.

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Niiiice. Always good to see a barcode on the back :)

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Up to 930 confirmed copies now:

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This copy of Ghost Rider #40 is quite cool:

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Ghost Rider is a funny title - I've found no issues between the eligible number range of 6-22, 23-44 I've found as single priced AUS copies (missing just #30), and then no copies from 70-75

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It looks like 6-22 may have been missed. I expect #45 to surface, and maybe the 70-75 issues will too, as issues in this later range are really scarce. 

Time, as ever, will tell.

 

 

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Evening :)

We interrupt our usual proceedings with a brief non-price variant interlude, to show off this lovely drawing of the Hulk's feet:

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As I say, not a price variant, but a locally produced Australian reprint - probably printed by The King of Australia @AJD

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Have Hulk's feet ever looked nicer? Iron Man clearly doesn't think so:

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"Hulk likes Australian reprints which are locally produced, and not proper Australian Price Variants. Australian reprints which are locally produced, and not proper Australian Price Variants make Hulk laugh. Have funny covers. But if Australian reprints which are locally produced, and not proper Australian Price Variants, should suddenly start to mock Hulk, and portray Hulk's feet as ugly hairy monstrosities, then Hulk will SMASH!  Hulk.gif.abf43951f321a2f861228242bf6f3d6c.gif

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15 hours ago, nesqrick2 said:

There is one or two of the AUS Price copy you can add to the list.

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Cheers Nes! :)

I love that X-Factor #59 - the first AUS issue if I've got my sums right and one I was missing until now. We have 40 of the potential 50 X-Factor's now. I'm missing #70, 84-87, 98, 119, 124, 127 and 128. 

Issues #84 to 87 seem conspicuous and are few and far between on eBay.au even as US cents copies. I wonder if they were missed for some reason?

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We're up to 942 confirmed issues now - here's my current list:

Title Confirmed AUS Issues        Total 
     
2099 Unlimited (1-10) 1-2 2
Alf (34-50) 39-40, 42-43, 46 5
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, 66-84, 87-92 27
Barbie (1-35) 11, 13-19, 21-25 13
Barbie Fashion (1-35) 2, 35 2
Bruce Wayne: Agent of Shield (1) 1 1
Cable (1-37) 5-6 2
Cable - Blood and Metal (1-2) 1 1
Cage (1-20) 3, 5-12 9
Captain America (378-454) 378-379, 381, 383-385, 387-391, 393-394, 396, 398-407, 409, 411-413, 415, 417-423 36
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) 1-2 2
Conan The Barbarian (237-275) 237, 239, 241, 243, 244, 246, 248, 254, 256-258, 261-265, 269-275 23
Daredevil (285-358) 285-292, 294, 296-314 28
Darkhold - Pages From the Book of Sins 1 1
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) 106-107, 109-110, 112-114-119, 124, 127, 130-139, 140-142 27
Ghost Rider, The (6-75) 23-29, 31-44 21
Ghost Rider Annual (1993 Only) 1 1
Ghost Rider / Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1-23) 1-5, 7, 9, 11-12, 14 10
Incredible Hulk, The (374-447) 375-393, 395-396, 399-412, 447 36
Independence Day (0-2) 1 1
Infinity Crusade (1-6) 1-3, 6 4
Infinity War (1-6) 2-6 5
Iron Man (261-332) 262-263, 266-270, 272-275, 277-299 34
Lethal Foes of Spider-Man (1-4) 1-4 4
Marvel Tales (242-291) 243-254, 257, 261-262, 264-270, 273-275, 277, 279-280 28
Marvel Versus DC (2-3) 2-3 2
Midnight Sons Unlimited (1-9) 1 1
Morbius The Living Vampire (1-32) 1-2, 5-6, 8, 12 6
New Mutants, The (94-100) 95-100 6
Night Thrasher (1-21) 3-5 3
Night Thrasher: Four Control (1-4) 4 1
Punisher, The (41-104) 44-47, 48-56, 60, 63-66, 75, 78, 81 21
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) 43-50, 52, 55, 60-64, 67, 69-75, 77-82, 84, 86-87 32
Silver Surfer / Warlock: Resurrection (1-4) 1 1
Spectacular Spider-Man (169-240)  169, 174, 186-187, 189, 191-201, 203-207, 238 22
Speed Demon (1) 1 1
Spider-Boy (1) 1 1
Spider-Man 1990 (3-74) 32, 34-35, 41, 72, 74 6
Spider-Man 2099 (1-46) 1-9, 11-15, 42-43, 45-46 18
Spider-Man Classics (1-16) 2, 9 2
Spider-Man Unlimited (1-14) 1-3 3
Star Trek Voyager (#1 Only) 1 1
Tekworld (1-24) 4 1
Thor, The Mighty (424-502) 425, 427, 429-469 43
Thor, The Mighty Annual (1993 Only) 18 1
Thunderstrike (1-24) 1-3 3
Transformers (71-80) 71-75, 77-80 9
Uncanny X-Men (269-338) 270-273, 275-276, 278-283, 285, 287-293, 295-304, 306-307, 329-332, 334-338 42
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) 1-2 2
Warlock Chronicles (1-8) 2-6 5
Web of Spider-Man (69-129) 70, 72, 76-77, 80-81, 84 87, 90, 93-96, 99-108 23
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, 91 20
Wolverine (32-107) 48-53, 55, 58-59, 71, 73, 75-76, 98-99, 101-107 22
Wolverine and The Punisher: Damaging Evidence (1-3) 1-3 3
X-Factor (59-128) 59-69, 71-83, 88-97, 120-123, 125-126 40
X-Factor Annual (1993 Only) 8 1
X-Force (1-60) 1, 4-5, 7-9, 11-23, 25-29, 51-60 34
X-Man (1-21) 12-21 10
X-Men (1-58) 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2, 4-8, 10-15, 18-26, 49, 51-53, 55-58 33
X-Men Annual (1993 Only) 2 1
X-Men 2099 (1-35) 1-3 3
X-Men Adventures (1-15) 1-14 14
X-Men Unlimited (1-12) 2 1
X-Patrol (1) 1 1
     
                                                                                                                                                   Total           942

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On 5/21/2019 at 4:32 AM, Get Marwood & I said:

Wolverine (32-107)                              48-53, 55, 58-59, 71, 73, 75-76, 98-99, 101-107                               22

I've been tracking the Wolverine books for some time.  I don't have visual evidence, but do have anecdotal references of the respective Australian prices of the books below.  These are issues that are currently missing from your spreadsheet.

Wolverine (1988)
60  - $2.65 AUS
61  - $2.65 AUS
66  - $2.65 AUS
69  - $2.80 AUS
70  - $2.80 AUS
72  - $2.80 AUS
74  - $2.80 AUS
100 - $4.90 AUS

If you're looking for visual proof, definitely keep an eye out for these particular issues.  I'm sure there's even more Wolverine to be found (particularly all the issues in the 60s), but this is a great starting point and helped me fill out some of my own documentation.

 

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13 minutes ago, masterlogan2000 said:

I've been tracking the Wolverine books for some time.  I don't have visual evidence, but do have anecdotal references of the respective Australian prices of the books below.  These are issues that are currently missing from your spreadsheet.

Wolverine (1988)
60  - $2.65 AUS
61  - $2.65 AUS
66  - $2.65 AUS
69  - $2.80 AUS
70  - $2.80 AUS
72  - $2.80 AUS
74  - $2.80 AUS
100 - $4.90 AUS

If you're looking for visual proof, definitely keep an eye out for these particular issues.  I'm sure there's even more Wolverine to be found (particularly all the issues in the 60s), but this is a great starting point and helped me fill out some of my own documentation.

 

Thanks Master Logan. I'll keep an eye out, yes. I don't count any book in any of my research threads until I have pictorial evidence. I'm gathering the AUS data as I enjoy it, and because no one else has done it (to my knowledge). I do expect the Wolverine's to turn up, along with a good many of the other missing books. I do think there will be some gaps for certain titles though. Time will tell. If you ever find any I'm missing, please post them here. They're vary scarce compared to pence / Canadian copies, so I expect it will take some time yet to find them all. Thanks for chipping in - the majority of people interested in these all seem not to be board members. So its nice to see you're interested. :)

Edited by Get Marwood & I
Spelleded it rong 😃

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I added a whopping 22 new issues to the list this morning (and a couple of image upgrades) courtesy of eBay Australia, Canada and the US bringing us up to 964 confirmed issues! Yay! :)

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Should reach 1,000 soon :wishluck:

This listing cheesed me off a bit though, which I spotted while scrolling:

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$435 flippin dollars!

Here's my old two, which I sold with the entire AUS ASM set years back:

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I should've kept those damn comics!  :sorry:

Edited by Get Marwood & I
I sold the 667 and the, 667 won :-(

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On 5/23/2019 at 11:12 AM, Get Marwood & I said:

I added a whopping 22 new issues to the list this morning (and a couple of image upgrades) courtesy of eBay Australia, Canada and the US bringing us up to 964 confirmed issues! Yay! :)

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Should reach 1,000 soon :wishluck:

This listing cheesed me off a bit though, which I spotted while scrolling:

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$435 flippin dollars!

Here's my old two, which I sold with the entire AUS ASM set years back:

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I should've kept those damn comics!  :sorry:

We've all been there.:sorry:

Edited by nesqrick2

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I just found a new title - The Adventures of The X-Men / Adventures of Spider-Man newsstand flip book :)

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I've only found issue #3 dated June 1996 and priced AUS $3.20. There will be 8 in total if they all exist as AUS priced editions:

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It takes the known titles list up to 92, the confirmed issue count to 965 and the possible issue count to 1,676.

I remember this title from my old Spidey completist days - the flip books were, and still are, fairly little known. GCD doesn't even have a full set of covers of the US versions let alone any AUS copies - it just has issues 2, 3 and 6:

https://www.comics.org/series/52528/covers/

According to my old Spidey records issues 1-12 existed as flip books:

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I can find pictures of the Untold Tales of Spider-Man flipbook set in my old files which ran to 20 issues but, alas, only this one picture for the Adventures title which doesn't show the bar code:

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Annoying!

It'll be interesting to see if any more AUS copies surface as this was a very low printed title as I recall so AUS copies will be very scarce I would imagine.

 

 

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Morning :)

I'm up to 974 confirmed Australian Price Variants this morning and just added this nice scan of Thor #428 - courtesy of eBay - to the files:

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We're doing quite well with Thor - I've found 44 of the theoretical 55 so far:

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Looking at the chart, I see no copies so far for the post Jan 96 second phase of AUS books:

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So could it be that they weren't produced, as seems to be the case with many second phase eligible titles? If they were produced, they are Mighty Scarce (heh heh). If they weren't, issues 426 and 470 would 'complete' the set - assuming Thor isn't a 'double January 1991' issue title, in which case 424 may exist:

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All good fun...

 

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There are a couple Wolverine books up for auction now in case anyone is interested.  These aren't mine, but the seller has a few.  Two of them can be added to the list.

Wolverine #69 - $2.80 AUS
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wolverine-1988-series-69-Marvel-comics-australia-comic/333229635252?hash=item4d9608b6b4:g:qBMAAOSwm6dc~xT4

Wolverine #70 - $2.80 AUS
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wolverine-70-Marvel-comics-australia-comic/333229636831?hash=item4d9608bcdf:g:yiIAAOSw6vhc~xXp

 

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12 minutes ago, masterlogan2000 said:

There are a couple Wolverine books up for auction now in case anyone is interested.  These aren't mine, but the seller has a few.  Two of them can be added to the list.

Wolverine #69 - $2.80 AUS
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wolverine-1988-series-69-Marvel-comics-australia-comic/333229635252?hash=item4d9608b6b4:g:qBMAAOSwm6dc~xT4

Wolverine #70 - $2.80 AUS
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wolverine-70-Marvel-comics-australia-comic/333229636831?hash=item4d9608bcdf:g:yiIAAOSw6vhc~xXp

 

Excellent, thanks MasterLogan :)

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I've added quite a few more Wolverines from another sellers listings - the pictures aren't great but you can see that they are AUS copies. 

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Up to 989 confirmed copies now - only 11 more needed for the round thousand (I was always good at maths) :)

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I completed the Venom Lethal Protector set - images for 1-6 are now in the files:

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I got an email from Ben showing these poly-bagged beauties, picked up by AUS collector Paul Nicholls:

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How cool are they!

 

 

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We've broken through the 1,000 barrier, courtesy of a single eBay.au seller (someone snagged some bargains) :)

I added a few more Web of Spideys so we're not far off a full set now - 33 of 40 in the can (assuming I've got my sums right):

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Here's two of them:

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And here are 3 more images from AUS collector Paul Nicholls - all are the current highest on the CGC census (and with the old 'Australian Edition' labels):

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Aren't they nice :)

At some point I'm going to review the spreadsheet to see which titles are likely to have gaps by design, and then assess the potential maximum copies there could be. We have 1,004 confirmed of a possible 1,676 copies if my date / title assessments are correct, but I see many gaps that look 'permanent'. If you know what I mean.

All good fun...

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Picked up this gem at Heroes. He had one copy last year and that was the first time I had even heard of the Aus Newsstands. I didn't buy last year, but was surprised when he now had two this year, so I relieved him of his extra copy.

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2 hours ago, Martin Sinescu said:

Picked up this gem at Heroes. He had one copy last year and that was the first time I had even heard of the Aus Newsstands. I didn't buy last year, but was surprised when he now had two this year, so I relieved him of his extra copy.

Nice copy. All 4 of these should exist as AUS variants - I have two confirmed so far:

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Morning :)

I added a new title yesterday - Elektra. Yay!

Elektra #1 is a November 1996 issue, so just scrapes in. This is what the US Newsstand copy looks like:

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And here you can clearly see a newsstand barcode with a single price, which the ebay seller confirms reads "AUS $2.75":

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$2.75 is the price of many of the final AUS issues, so it all fits.

We're up to 93 titles now and I have image confirmations of 1,016 comics. 

The Elektra is on ebay now if someone wants to snag it (post me a decent scan if you do would you?):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marvel-Comics/153536808788?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

 

Cheers :)

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