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And anyway, the OP wasn’t talking about variants, but about italian editions. Usual misuse of words.
Yes, there are a lot of titles. As I said, from 1987 onwards.

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EH! (Edition Heritage) a French Canadian company,produced b/w reprints with a very few new,in house covers...but I can only recall maybe three or four,i'd have to look in the book.An odd mix,those books.Sometimes Charltons ect would be secondary stories.

Also,they were sort of on the edge of late bronze ,early copper

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If we can consider yellow instead of purple a "variant" so then… yes, the italian edition of ASM #238 is also a "variant"… lol

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2 hours ago, vaillant said:

And anyway, the OP wasn’t talking about variants, but about italian editions. Usual misuse of words.

Hey, when someone clearly titles something "Foreign book variants" it's not weird to expect some actual variants.

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2 hours ago, vaillant said:

If we can consider yellow instead of purple a "variant" so then… yes, the italian edition of ASM #238 is also a "variant"… lol

 

Post the Purple Italian one.

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6 minutes ago, joe_collector said:

Hey, when someone clearly titles something "Foreign book variants" it's not weird to expect some actual variants.

Re-read his post and you will see that very likely he meant it in terms of foreign editions. Lazyboy replied accordingly in the second post.

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7 minutes ago, joe_collector said:

Post the Purple Italian one.

There is none, obviously. Hence, my laughter emoticon. If he was saying "variants" meaning editions, this one qualifies.

Otherwise, as I said, you have to switch to Moderns to find proper variant covers of italian books.

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4 hours ago, vaillant said:

Re-read his post and you will see that very likely he meant it in terms of foreign editions. Lazyboy replied accordingly in the second post.

You're correct, I don't have all the lingo down yet, but it's a good evolution of the thread topic

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On 5/12/2017 at 8:27 AM, Jeffro. said:

The term, variant, to describe comics is way overused and sometimes erroneously used these days

I agree with this. (thumbsu

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On 5/12/2017 at 1:21 PM, vaillant said:

If we can consider yellow instead of purple a "variant" so then… yes, the italian edition of ASM #238 is also a "variant"… lol

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They printed both a purple and yellow version in Italy?  If they only published the yellow version, it is an Italian edition, not an Italian variant.

Comics are a subclass of books.  Editions is a very, very common term in the book world for describing these foreign comics.

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On 5/12/2017 at 4:18 PM, vaillant said:

There is none, obviously. Hence, my laughter emoticon. If he was saying "variants" meaning editions, this one qualifies.

Otherwise, as I said, you have to switch to Moderns to find proper variant covers of italian books.

Exactly. (thumbsu

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Yea in the early days we used to call them variants.... after much soul searching within the niche though we chose to adopt "edition" as a more accurate classification. As far as pricing the foreign market it is extremely chaotic. Sometimes foreign editions of the same book will sell for more then the American in the same grade. Other times not so much.... depends on a lot of factors. 

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On 15/5/2017 at 10:38 AM, rjrjr said:

They printed both a purple and yellow version in Italy?  If they only published the yellow version, it is an Italian edition, not an Italian variant.

Comics are a subclass of books.  Editions is a very, very common term in the book world for describing these foreign comics.

As you have realized, I was obviously joking.
Mostly because when I advocated for clearness of language I met a "wall of resistence" among people insisting on the arbitrary use of the term "variant". :)

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1 hour ago, Define999 said:

Yea in the early days we used to call them variants.... after much soul searching within the niche though we chose to adopt "edition" as a more accurate classification. As far as pricing the foreign market it is extremely chaotic. Sometimes foreign editions of the same book will sell for more then the American in the same grade. Other times not so much.... depends on a lot of factors. 

Only if they are effectively rare. As an example, the last issues of the third Spider-Man italian series.
The very last ones, which had a very low print run, can fetch up to $200-250.


(not my books, just to show them)
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The last one, and one of the scarcest, is the purple one with the Frank Miller cover, which is issue 58.

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On 5/3/2017 at 6:36 PM, Lazyboy said:

Foreign variants are almost nonexistent. Foreign licensed reprints are abundant.

Like any niche, you have to find a buyer.

Almost non-existant...... almost.

Here the same edition with two different covers, from Australia.

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