Mark Jeweler variants in DC Comics
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I was going though a box of MJI in my collection and found a nice stack of Fourth World book.  Feel free to add these to your spreadsheet.
Note:  Kamandi 36 (Dec '75) has the blue 88 insert, different than your original post.

Kamandi 18, June 1974, blue 444
Kamandi 19, July 1974, blue 555
Kamandi 30, June 1975, blue 777
Kamandi 31 July 1975, blue 777
Kamandi 33, Sept 1975, blue 888
Kamandi 34, Oct 1975, blue 88
Kamandi 35, Nov 1975, blue 88
** Kamandi 36, Dec 1975, blue 88
Kamandi 37, Jan 1976, brown 999
Kamandi 41, May 1976, brown 999
Kamandi 42, June 1976, brown 999
Kamandi 43, July 1976, brown 999
Kamandi 44, Aug 1976, brown 999
Mister Miracle 11, Nov-Dec 1972, black bcdefgh
Mister Miracle 12, Jan-Feb 1973, black bcdef
Mister Miracle 13, Mar-Apr 1973, black abc
Mister Miracle 14, Aug-Sept 1973, black 222
Mister Miracle 17, Dec-Jan 1973/1974, black 333
Mister Miracle 18, Feb-Mar 1974, blue 444
New Gods 11, Oct-Nov 1972, black rstuv
OMAC 6, July-Aug 1975, blue 777
OMAC 8, Nov-Dec 1975, blue 88

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On 6/11/2018 at 11:43 AM, awe4one said:

The thing about these inserts is you don't ever know if a comic with the insert exists or not.  There no definitive catalogue of which comics had them or not.  Makes the search more interesting but also makes it even more frustrating as well.

Jim

It's all about the "weight" . . . :grin:

 

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9 hours ago, Stronguy said:

@Cpt Kirk
I was going though a box of MJI in my collection and found a nice stack of Fourth World book.  Feel free to add these to your spreadsheet.
Note:  Kamandi 36 (Dec '75) has the blue 88 insert, different than your original post.

Kamandi 18, June 1974, blue 444
Kamandi 19, July 1974, blue 555
Kamandi 30, June 1975, blue 777
Kamandi 31 July 1975, blue 777
Kamandi 33, Sept 1975, blue 888
Kamandi 34, Oct 1975, blue 88
Kamandi 35, Nov 1975, blue 88
** Kamandi 36, Dec 1975, blue 88
Kamandi 37, Jan 1976, brown 999
Kamandi 41, May 1976, brown 999
Kamandi 42, June 1976, brown 999
Kamandi 43, July 1976, brown 999
Kamandi 44, Aug 1976, brown 999
Mister Miracle 11, Nov-Dec 1972, black bcdefgh
Mister Miracle 12, Jan-Feb 1973, black bcdef
Mister Miracle 13, Mar-Apr 1973, black abc
Mister Miracle 14, Aug-Sept 1973, black 222
Mister Miracle 17, Dec-Jan 1973/1974, black 333
Mister Miracle 18, Feb-Mar 1974, blue 444
New Gods 11, Oct-Nov 1972, black rstuv
OMAC 6, July-Aug 1975, blue 777
OMAC 8, Nov-Dec 1975, blue 88

Thanks.  I've added the info to the database.   It makes sense that Kamandi 36 has the blue 88.   I had not seen that one until your post.  The publisher was not always precise on keeping inserts the same by cover date.   For Kamandi 36, the blue 88 insert bled over from the previous month, where most DC issues contained the blue 88 insert.

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Approximately 4 months ago, I was missing approximately 76 jeweler inserts out of a possible 692 comic books that could contain the insert in the titles of Batman, Detective, Superman, Action and Justice League of America.  Since that time, I asked approximately 400 different sellers on ebay to see if they had any comic books with Mark Jewelers inserts.   I found that approximately 3 out of 4 sellers would respond to my questions.   After expending this effort, I found 4 sellers that had jeweler variants on hand.   Of those 4 sellers, I found 4 Mark Jeweler inserts that I did not already have in my collection.

There are lots of Mark Jeweler variants for sale on ebay in the five titles I collect, but my point is that these Jeweler variants can be REALLY hard to find when you get down to the last 10% or so of the missing ones.  Of course I realize that this pursuit is pure insanity. 

If anyone else out there is collecting these variants of DC comics, I would love to hear about your experience, and I would more than gladly help fill in holes in your collection with my spares if you would help me find the onnes that are missing from my collection.  Just send me a Private Message on this website if you are interested.

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On 10/9/2018 at 8:38 PM, Cpt Kirk said:

Approximately 4 months ago, I was missing approximately 76 jeweler inserts out of a possible 692 comic books that could contain the insert in the titles of Batman, Detective, Superman, Action and Justice League of America.  Since that time, I asked approximately 400 different sellers on ebay to see if they had any comic books with Mark Jewelers inserts.   I found that approximately 3 out of 4 sellers would respond to my questions.   After expending this effort, I found 4 sellers that had jeweler variants on hand.   Of those 4 sellers, I found 4 Mark Jeweler inserts that I did not already have in my collection.

There are lots of Mark Jeweler variants for sale on ebay in the five titles I collect, but my point is that these Jeweler variants can be REALLY hard to find when you get down to the last 10% or so of the missing ones.  Of course I realize that this pursuit is pure insanity. 

If anyone else out there is collecting these variants of DC comics, I would love to hear about your experience, and I would more than gladly help fill in holes in your collection with my spares if you would help me find the onnes that are missing from my collection.  Just send me a Private Message on this website if you are interested.

Update: 

Of the 5 titles I'm collecting (Batman, Detective, Superman, Action and Justice League of America), I think that 692 issues could contain the jeweler insert.   I have 630 of those issues in hand and there are 32 other issues that I know contain the insert but I don't yet have in my collection.  

Of the 692 possible issues, I have found 96% of them.   Remaining are 30 issues for which no one to my knowledge has ever seen to contain the insert.   

If you collect these inserts in DC comics, please feel free to send me a PM to compare notes.   

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On 12/16/2018 at 4:25 PM, Cpt Kirk said:

Update: 

Of the 5 titles I'm collecting (Batman, Detective, Superman, Action and Justice League of America), I think that 692 issues could contain the jeweler insert.   I have 630 of those issues in hand and there are 32 other issues that I know contain the insert but I don't yet have in my collection.  

Of the 692 possible issues, I have found 96% of them.   Remaining are 30 issues for which no one to my knowledge has ever seen to contain the insert.   

If you collect these inserts in DC comics, please feel free to send me a PM to compare notes.   

Approximately 5 months later, I have found 640 issues in those titles.   Remaining are 27 issues that should contain the insert but I have not yet found them.  At this rate, it will be several years before I find them all.  I suspect there are some issues where they never included an insert.

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23 minutes ago, Cpt Kirk said:

Approximately 5 months later, I have found 640 issues in those titles.   Remaining are 27 issues that should contain the insert but I have not yet found them.  At this rate, it will be several years before I find them all.  I suspect there are some issues where they never included an insert.

I think you should post your updated list somewhere here on the boards.:applause:

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43 minutes ago, divad said:
1 hour ago, Cpt Kirk said:

Approximately 5 months later, I have found 640 issues in those titles.   Remaining are 27 issues that should contain the insert but I have not yet found them.  At this rate, it will be several years before I find them all.  I suspect there are some issues where they never included an insert.

I think you should post your updated list somewhere here on the boards.:applause:

+1 :applause:

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21 hours ago, divad said:

I think you should post your updated list somewhere here on the boards.:applause:

thanks.   Where would you suggest I post such a list?

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6 hours ago, Cpt Kirk said:

thanks.   Where would you suggest I post such a list?

hm Why not, right here? (shrug)

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On 4/24/2019 at 8:16 PM, divad said:

hm Why not, right here? (shrug)

First:  Here’s the Mark Jeweler variants that “should” exist but I have never seen in the 5 titles I’ve been aggressively trying to collect.   If anyone has any of these, I sure would love to hear about it:

Action  448, 516, 523, 524, 533, 579, 580,  581 

Batman  245, 324, 326, 376, 390  

Detective  470, 518, 548, 564

Superman 347, 352, 359, 361, 370, 413        

Justice League of America  107, 125, 161, 195     

For whatever it is worth, you can’t trust the list of jewelers shown in the MyComicShop database.   Many moons ago, they only listed the jeweler variants they had seen themselves (and I made note of it at the time).   About 2 or 3  years ago, they just assumed that every comic book in a certain date range contained the insert, so they listed everything.  For example, we have never seen a jeweler insert in a square-bound giant comic book, but MyComicShop lists Batman 254 thru 260 as “not in stock” jeweler variants.   Batman issues 254 thru 260 are all 100-page giants and I can pretty much guarantee that you will never see a jeweler insert in that type of comic book.

 

Finally, here’s a list of all jeweler variants that have been found in those five titles (sorry about the super long text;  I just used cut-and-paste from my database, and I'm too lazy to put these all one one line!  zzz

 

Action Comics:

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12 hours ago, Cpt Kirk said:
On 4/24/2019 at 5:16 PM, divad said:

hm Why not, right here? (shrug)

First:  Here’s the Mark Jeweler variants that “should” exist but I have never seen in the 5 titles I’ve been aggressively trying to collect.   If anyone has any of these, I sure would love to hear about it:

Action  448, 516, 523, 524, 533, 579, 580,  581 

Batman  245, 324, 326, 376, 390  

Detective  470, 518, 548, 564

Superman 347, 352, 359, 361, 370, 413        

Justice League of America  107, 125, 161, 195     

For whatever it is worth, you can’t trust the list of jewelers shown in the MyComicShop database.   Many moons ago, they only listed the jeweler variants they had seen themselves (and I made note of it at the time).   About 2 or 3  years ago, they just assumed that every comic book in a certain date range contained the insert, so they listed everything.  For example, we have never seen a jeweler insert in a square-bound giant comic book, but MyComicShop lists Batman 254 thru 260 as “not in stock” jeweler variants.   Batman issues 254 thru 260 are all 100-page giants and I can pretty much guarantee that you will never see a jeweler insert in that type of comic book.

 

Great! This makes it easier for those of us that have an interest in checking our collections. (thumbsu

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Yep...Never seen one either.

Jim

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Update:   Thanks to some recent additions from billbrown7080 I've been above to find all but 25 of the 692 possible jeweler variants of Batman, Detective, Superman, Action and JLA.   If anyone has a listing of these variants in those titles, I would love to hear about it.

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