Variants within DC Newsstand Issues
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Lazyboy   
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49 minutes ago, Cpt Kirk said:

I found that from February 1999 through August 2009, there are more than 100 newsstand issues of Batman, Detective, Superman, and Action Comics that are missing advertisements that appear in the direct sales versions. This has been confirmed by another collector, who also has many of these newsstand variants in his possession. Therefore, these newsstand versions are variants from the direct sales versions.

They already are. They may be slightly more different, but they are already different versions of the same issue. It would be notable if you found a Direct edition that was different from other Directs, or a Newsstand edition that was different from other Newsstands, like these.

 

1 hour ago, Cpt Kirk said:

3. Some (but not all) Detective 692, 693 and 694 newsstand versions contain a subscription insert that doesn’t appear in direct sales versions. The insert is stapled into the comic books. The following photo shows the subscription insert inside Detective 693.  All inserts have a CC-1 serial number on them even though they appear in different issues.

 

1 hour ago, Cpt Kirk said:

4. I have found newsstand versions of Batman 637 and 638, Detective Comics 803 through 806, Adventures of Superman 637 and 638, Action Comics 824 and 825, and Superman 214, 216, and 217 that contain a Mad magazine insert that doesn’t appear in direct sales versions. This insert is not stapled into these issues and could be easily pulled out which might explain why several newsstand copies of these same issues might not contain the insert.

 

1 hour ago, Cpt Kirk said:

5. Newsstand versions of Batman 674, Detective 842 and 843, Superman 674, and Action 862 all contain a DC Comics subscription insert that doesn’t appear in direct sales versions. The inserts from all these issues are identical and they have a A8DCU1 serial number on them. Except for Batman 674 and Superman 674, all the inserts were stapled into the comic books. The insert in Batman 674 and Superman 674 can be easily pulled out. See photo below of Superman 674 for an example of this insert.

For any non-full-page inserts, the placement can vary. I've seen different copies of the same issue that had the insert loose, fully stapled, and even partially stapled.

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Cpt Kirk   
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4 minutes ago, Lazyboy said:

They already are. They may be slightly more different, but they are already different versions of the same issue. It would be notable if you found a Direct edition that was different from other Directs, or a Newsstand edition that was different from other Newsstands, like these.

 

 

 

For any non-full-page inserts, the placement can vary. I've seen different copies of the same issue that had the insert loose, fully stapled, and even partially stapled.

thanks for weighing in Lazyboy!

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Joosh   
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Kirk,

Thank you for amassing and documenting your Pedigree level collection of DC Newsstands.  This is something I could see myself falling into.  But since you already did it, I don't have to!

Are you expanding into more DC titles, Marvel, Image perhaps?

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Cpt Kirk   
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1 hour ago, Joosh said:

Kirk,

Thank you for amassing and documenting your Pedigree level collection of DC Newsstands.  This is something I could see myself falling into.  But since you already did it, I don't have to!

Are you expanding into more DC titles, Marvel, Image perhaps?

No... definitely not expanding... lol.   Instead trying to focus on finding the remaining comic books on my want list.   The chase of the variants is great fun... and seemingly never ending.   As soon as I think I'm closing in on the remaining ones, someone finds another one that no one ever heard of.   

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awe4one   
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DC has stopped newsstand distribution?

Jim

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Cpt Kirk   
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4 hours ago, mr_highgrade said:

Here's my 2c :shy:

 

 

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Awesome... thanks for sharing.  I will pile on with the following:

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Cpt Kirk   
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Here's another one.... I believe the Best-Buy Endgame variant (showing swiping the Batman 700 cover) is hard to find.

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On ‎2‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 3:10 PM, Cpt Kirk said:

That's a shame.  Wonder how Bookmart copies are getting to military members overseas?  I know the stateside BXs have pretty much stopped providing comics.

Jim

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kimik   
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I wonder if the ads are different in the Canadian and US newsstand editions?

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Cpt Kirk   
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13 hours ago, kimik said:

I wonder if the ads are different in the Canadian and US newsstand editions?

No.... they are the same.

p.s.  I know a guy who has found every single Canadian variant of Batman and Detective comics in high grade.  If ever there's a doubt, he can confirm no differences in ads.... just the variant in price.

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