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On 6/6/2017 at 11:40 PM, mr_highgrade said:

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bought a couple of these packs today.  How am I not finding this book anywhere on eBay besides in a set of 8 of these packs.  I've typed in what the indicia lists the book as, and every combo of words I can think of to locate that Injustice: Harley Quinn 1, but alas, it seems to not exist?!?

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I picked up a couple of the Rogue One 3-packs at the local Walmart today.  The 2 copies I bought are definitely in NM or better condition.  It looked like Walmart ordered more of the DC 3-packs than the Marvel 3-packs based on the two stores I visited.  (I did not purchase the 3-packs at the 2nd store even though they had copies.)

I concur with an earlier poster, this is Walmart and even if they ordered these on the light side with only one case per store, that is still going to be a lot of comics distributed.  How many end up in collectors hands however ...  Here is my blog posting about the Rogue One 3-pack:

 http://swcomiccollector.blogspot.com/2017/06/modern-marvel-star-wars-rogue-one-1.html

I also compared the Chewbacca #1 cover to the one I purchased last year and there is no difference, even in the UPC code area.

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so im wondering who is packing these comics because I don't think they are coming from either marvel or dc.  reason being I found a Lobo book in the star wars marvel pack I bought.  and the packaging was clearly never opened or tampered with and was not rewrapped in anyway.  looked exactly the same as the 5 other packs purchased.

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5 hours ago, classicaaron said:

so im wondering who is packing these comics because I don't think they are coming from either marvel or dc.  reason being I found a Lobo book in the star wars marvel pack I bought.  and the packaging was clearly never opened or tampered with and was not rewrapped in anyway.  looked exactly the same as the 5 other packs purchased.

In situations like this, where the other books in the pack besides the special edition walmart comic are just random books, are almost definitely being bought by a third party from Diamond at massive discounts and then packaged and shipped off to walmart.  At least that is what I'd figure is happening.

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4 hours ago, gradejunky said:

In situations like this, where the other books in the pack besides the special edition walmart comic are just random books, are almost definitely being bought by a third party from Diamond at massive discounts and then packaged and shipped off to walmart.  At least that is what I'd figure is happening.

 

9 hours ago, classicaaron said:

so im wondering who is packing these comics because I don't think they are coming from either marvel or dc.  reason being I found a Lobo book in the star wars marvel pack I bought.  and the packaging was clearly never opened or tampered with and was not rewrapped in anyway.  looked exactly the same as the 5 other packs purchased.

That is strange to find a DC comic in a pack that clearly says "3 Marvel Comics".  I agree that would not be a mistake Marvel would make.  If they are packaged by the same organization, why are they priced differently?  Did Marvel charge more for their exclusives?

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New today at my Walmart are some DC Showcase magazines.  These are $10 and 128 pages, reprinting a few recent stories.  There are 5 or 6 variations of the cover.  The following link explains them pretty well.

https://comicsheatingup.net/2017/06/05/new-dc-showcase-collected-magazine-appearing-at-war-mart/

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Went to Walmart this morning to get some stuff and grabbed that Injustice: Harley Quinn pack, also saw the DC Showcase mags... thought about getting the Gal Gadot cover, but the price point turned me off. They had a lot, so I still may go pick it up later if I change my mind. 

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Is there a definitive list of these? I'm confused, for instance, about Injustice. Someone said it was retitled Injustice: Harley Quinn...but there's a separate one just called Injustice, too. Little help?

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The Injustice: Harley Quinn #1 is the one I quoted up at the top of this page, and reprints Injustice: Ground  Zero #1 with identical cover from what I can see.  The Injustice #1 is a reprint of Injustice #1 from the first mini-series, also with identical cover.  I don't think they even changed the color tones ever so slightly on these like they seem to have for some others.  I could be wrong about that latter part, though.

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On 6/14/2017 at 0:47 AM, rjrjr said:

I picked up a couple of the Rogue One 3-packs at the local Walmart today.  The 2 copies I bought are definitely in NM or better condition.  It looked like Walmart ordered more of the DC 3-packs than the Marvel 3-packs based on the two stores I visited.  (I did not purchase the 3-packs at the 2nd store even though they had copies.)

I concur with an earlier poster, this is Walmart and even if they ordered these on the light side with only one case per store, that is still going to be a lot of comics distributed.  How many end up in collectors hands however ...  Here is my blog posting about the Rogue One 3-pack:

 http://swcomiccollector.blogspot.com/2017/06/modern-marvel-star-wars-rogue-one-1.html

I also compared the Chewbacca #1 cover to the one I purchased last year and there is no difference, even in the UPC code area.

As predicted, eBay has been seeing more and more of these Rogue One 3-pack show up.  I don't track the other 3-packs, but I expect the story to be the same.  Someone actually paid $60 for once of these back on June 10th.  Ouch!

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Went to Walmart to buy some tires, so I had time to kill. They had the Showcase mags, which are a neat idea, but at $10 I had no use for them. Picked up the Bat and WW related three packs. 

Also, if any of you collect the Multiverse figures, they had a WALL of them on clearance for $5 each. Might want to check your local store, ymmv. I can't even count how many Carrie Kelly Robins are out there.

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I found this little gem in the book/magazine section on July 2nd.  I just forgot to post it.

I'm not sure if these are exclusive to Walmart, but it's nice to see some Spidey representation regardless.

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Looks like these are coming out once every two months and produced in conjunction with Archie comics.  I didn't count the pages, but it's a decent size.  It appears that the contents are a bunch of different reprints spanning a couple different ages.

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No, these digests had wide newsstand distribution, but were also distributed through Diamond and available in comic shops.

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