Other US Publisher’s First Printing Pence Priced Variants
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There are no Harvey pence variants, alas, but here's a nice L Miller shilling stamped copy :)

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Miller certainly got involved didn't they...

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On 12/17/2018 at 3:28 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

No interest in King or the Phantom's six fingers I see. Shame.

We're stuck on 18 of a possible 24. Popeye seems reluctant to show his hand, if he exists. I haven't found a UK title that published Popeye around the same time, so it seems odd if he wasn't picked up given that all the other titles King were producing for this 4 month period were. 

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Time will tell. Here's another big Mandrake while we wait. The small one didn't seem to get anyone's attention  :)

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Eye eye! :grin:

 

I picked up a BB #61 finally. Very hard to find these are:

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Still no sign of Popeye. But as the recent Journey into Mystery #65 shows (see Marvel pence thread) you can never say never.

Zero interest in this thread though still which is a shame. Seems to be the same with Archie, Dell and Gold Key. I thought this site was full of comic lovers?

 

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On 1/28/2019 at 5:35 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

Anyway, here's the latest current confirmed pence printed price figures, as anticipated keenly, as always, by Three Men and a Dog Like Sparkenwood:

  • Marvel - 3,017 confirmed pence priced variants - down one due to calculation error! :frown:
  • DC - 840 confirmed pence priced variants - up one due to calculation error! :)
  • Charlton - 436 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 832 issues) - up 21 since last report! :)
  • Dell - 204 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 424 issues) - up 6 since last report! :)
  • Gold Key - 104 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 168 issues) - up 6 since last report! :)
  • Archie - 21 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 48 issues) - no change :|
  • King - 17 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 24 issues) - no change :|

 

About time we had an update :)

Here's the latest current confirmed pence printed price figures:

  • Marvel - 3,018 confirmed pence priced variants - up 1 due to a JIM #65 find (a true flippin Nora moment for those in the knowing knowledge of the know all etc) :whatthe:
  • DC - 840 confirmed pence priced variants - static! 
  • Charlton - 448 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 833 issues) - up 12 since last report! 
  • Dell - 205 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 424 issues) - up 1 since last report! 
  • Gold Key - 104 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 168 issues) - static!
  • Archie - 24 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 48 issues) - up 3 since last report!
  • King - 18 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 24 issues) - up 1 since last report!

This makes 4,657 confirmed first printing UK price variants across the seven confirmed publishers 

It won't take you long to collect them all :eek:

 

As for the first ever pence priced variant? 

Well, Archie #108 (March 1960) currently stands out on his own at present - the only known March 1960 cover / indicia dated book I have found (although he may end up tying with some other Archie titles):

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The Adventures of Mighty Mouse #146 follows as the first Dell (April 1960) but ties with quite a few other Dell titles, winning only alphabetically: 

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Marvel's first two titles follow in May 1960 - Gunsmoke Western #58 (an L Miller distribution indicia) and Journey into Mystery #58 (with a Thorpe & Porter distribution indicia):

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And Charlton makes his first appearance with Konga #1 (June 1960) standing alone:

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DC, King and Gold Key were far too lazy to join in, coming much later....

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Cheers as always Steve. I think you should have some kind of Top of the Pops run down theme when you do these updates. :smile: (thumbsu

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36 minutes ago, Gnasher said:

Cheers as always Steve. I think you should have some kind of Top of the Pops run down theme when you do these updates. :smile: (thumbsu

 

...and in with a bullet at number three it's 'Take your hand off my backside' by The Registered Nurse.....

 

:headbang:

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11 hours ago, Get Marwood & I said:

 

...and in with a bullet at number three it's 'Take your hand off my backside' by The Registered Nurse.....

 

:headbang:

Was that you behind Tone?

King L, who said music was better then? Max Bygraves in the charts? lol

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1 hour ago, Gnasher said:

Was that you behind Tone?

King L, who said music was better then? Max Bygraves in the charts? lol

It was his 'hands' on her backside... :wink:

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Super excitement when I found this one at the fair yesterday! :)

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Mild deflation when I got home and realised I already had it :p

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hm

 

Blondie price variant anyone? :)

 

 

 

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On 3/20/2019 at 3:47 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

About time we had an update :)

Here's the latest current confirmed pence printed price figures:

  • Marvel - 3,018 confirmed pence priced variants - up 1 due to a JIM #65 find (a true flippin Nora moment for those in the knowing knowledge of the know all etc) :whatthe:
  • DC - 840 confirmed pence priced variants - static! 
  • Charlton - 448 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 833 issues) - up 12 since last report! 
  • Dell - 205 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 424 issues) - up 1 since last report! 
  • Gold Key - 104 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 168 issues) - static!
  • Archie - 24 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 48 issues) - up 3 since last report!
  • King - 18 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 24 issues) - up 1 since last report!

This makes 4,657 confirmed first printing UK price variants across the seven confirmed publishers 

It won't take you long to collect them all :eek:

Here's the latest current confirmed pence printed price figures:

  • Marvel - 3,019 confirmed pence priced variants - up another 1 due to a JIM #64 find (another true flippin Nora moment for those in the knowing knowledge of the know all etc)!
  • DC - 840 confirmed pence priced variants - static! Forever! Probably!
  • Charlton - 451 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 833 issues) - up 3 since last report! 
  • Dell - 209 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 424 issues) - up 4 since last report! 
  • Gold Key - 107 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 168 issues) - up 3 since last report!
  • Archie - 24 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 48 issues) - static! The rest are in hiding!
  • King - 19 confirmed pence priced variants (of a potential 24 issues) - up 1 since last report!

This makes 4,669 confirmed first printing UK priced variants across the seven confirmed publishers :)

And anyone who says otherwise is a Luck-in Friar Image result for friar tuck gif

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Posted (edited)
On 12/17/2018 at 3:28 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

No interest in King or the Phantom's six fingers I see. Shame.

We're stuck on 18 of a possible 24. Popeye seems reluctant to show his hand, if he exists. I haven't found a UK title that published Popeye around the same time, so it seems odd if he wasn't picked up given that all the other titles King were producing for this 4 month period were. 

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Time will tell. Here's another big Mandrake while we wait. The small one didn't seem to get anyone's attention  :)

Eye eye! :grin:

 

Well, not much love the Kings is there. 

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But all to no avail. And still no 10d Popeyes! What would Olive say....:sorry:

 

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Edited by Get Marwood & I
Calculators calculate calculations. 19 - 18 = 1

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29 minutes ago, Get Marwood & I said:

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Was he nearly caught in a compromising position or something?

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9 hours ago, tv horror said:
9 hours ago, Get Marwood & I said:

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Was he nearly caught in a compromising position or something?

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Well I thought it was funny....:sorry:

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Afternoon :)

Here are the scores from the Confirmed UK Price Variant judging panel:

  • Archie - 24 confirmed pence variants (of a potential 48 issues) - still static! The rest remain in hiding!
  • Charlton - 461 confirmed pence variants (of a potential 833 issues) - up 10 since last report! Yay!
  • DC - 840 confirmed pence variants - still static! Forever! Probably!
  • Dell - 209 confirmed pence variants (of a potential 424 issues) - static! 
  • Gold Key - 109 confirmed pence variants (of a potential 171 issues) - up 2 since last report!
  • King - 19 confirmed pence variants (of a potential 24 issues) - static!
  • Marvel - 3,019 confirmed pence variants - static!
  • Rub an inflated balloon on your jumper and you'll get - static!

This makes 4,681 confirmed first printing UK priced variants across the seven confirmed publishers 

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And still no one gives a monkeys about King Comics Postages or my pretty pence square above which took flippin ages to make :tonofbricks:

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9 minutes ago, Get Marwood & I said:

Afternoon :)

Here are the scores from the Confirmed UK Price Variant judging panel:

  • Archie - 24 confirmed pence variants (of a potential 48 issues) - still static! The rest remain in hiding!
  • Charlton - 461 confirmed pence variants (of a potential 833 issues) - up 10 since last report! Yay!
  • DC - 840 confirmed pence variants - still static! Forever! Probably!
  • Dell - 209 confirmed pence variants (of a potential 424 issues) - static! 
  • Gold Key - 109 confirmed pence variants (of a potential 171 issues) - up 2 since last report!
  • King - 19 confirmed pence variants (of a potential 24 issues) - static!
  • Marvel - 3,019 confirmed pence variants - static!
  • Rub an inflated balloon on your jumper and you'll get - static!

This makes 4,681 confirmed first printing UK priced variants across the seven confirmed publishers 

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And still no one gives a monkeys about King Comics Postages or my pretty pence square above which took flippin ages to make :tonofbricks:

What, pray, are King Comics Postages?

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"Vot! Vot is zis lack of understanding of Ze Count and his postages from ze Shade Crimson! Must Ze Count suffer so at ze hands of ze baldie memberships unseeing?  Are zere not postages of ze mirth comical upon which to feast ze eagle beady eyes? Does not Ze Phantom and Ze Duck Mandrake with his Man of ze Fez and Ze Popping of Ze Eye Sailor entertain? How can ze addition of Ze Popping of Ze Eye Sailor go unnoticed in ze thread of Ze Kings? I haff no understanding of zis (I am shaking of ze head at zis point with ze face of rueful sorrow). Zis is a sad day for Ze Count but ze sign off customary will follow none ze less. Ah, ha-ha-ha-hah!countvoncount.gif.657db95b27fe6577df97b5e6dcc846c8.gif

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"It started with ze Kiss! I'm never thinking it would come to zis"

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21 minutes ago, Get Marwood & I said:

"Vot! Vot is zis lack of understanding of Ze Count and his postages from ze Shade Crimson! Must Ze Count suffer so at ze hands of ze baldie memberships unseeing?  Are zere not postages of ze mirth comical upon which to feast ze eagle beady eyes? Does not Ze Phantom and Ze Duck Mandrake with his Man of ze Fez and Ze Popping of Ze Eye Sailor entertain? How can ze addition of Ze Popping of Ze Eye Sailor go unnoticed in ze thread of Ze Kings? I haff no understanding of zis (I am shaking of ze head at zis point with ze face of rueful sorrow). Zis is a sad day for Ze Count but ze sign off customary will follow none ze less. Ah, ha-ha-ha-hah!countvoncount.gif.657db95b27fe6577df97b5e6dcc846c8.gif

How did you know that I'm a baldie?

Still unsure about what you mean exactly by "King Comics Postages".

Edited by Redshade

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