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I don't know if there's a thread specifically for promotional materials in general, but I figured I'd start one. Maybe we can put together a checklist of comic store freebies. Since I started buying comics in the late '80s, I picked up a lot of promotional materials between 1987 and the mid-'90s.

Does anyone remember a promotional print of the cover of Doom Patrol 19? I had this up on my wall with other comic posters at the time. It was maybe an 11x17 print on off-white/yellowish paper of the lineart of the cover, uncolored.

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That's a cool promo... I don't think I have that one.

i do have the 'Wanted: Grant Morrison. For Crimes Against Reason' promo poster, which had a photo of Morrison *when he still had hair*, and he's wearing a chandelier on his head. Got it signed by Grant a long time ago at the San Diego Con. He had a good laugh when I placed it on the table in front of him.

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I had a ton of that stuff but it didn't make the trip out west.  Avengers id cards, Marshall Law cards, power rings, much more. Sold them all to a lurker on these boards.

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20 hours ago, shadroch said:

I had a ton of that stuff but it didn't make the trip out west.  Avengers id cards, Marshall Law cards, power rings, much more. Sold them all to a lurker on these boards.

I found a box of old posters and other stuff this weekend. Will take pics and post. May take a while.

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This is actually the insert in Wonder Man #1, but I think it's interesting that they did a movie poster when the notion that there would be plenty of comic book movies were very rare to the average fan.

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Defiant:

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I've got 2 of these cards. Not sure how many there are:

 

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I have a lot of stuff I kept from when we had our comic shop in the early 90s.  I'll try to dig up some pics!

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Prices for this stuff are all over the place. The day after I sold a Kravens Last Hunt promo poster for $27, I found a BIN for $4.99 shipped.

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18 hours ago, shadroch said:

Prices for this stuff are all over the place. The day after I sold a Kravens Last Hunt promo poster for $27, I found a BIN for $4.99 shipped.

I think the key might be selling them with associated book when they're in demand. I need to list these soon:

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23 hours ago, Aweandlorder said:

Since we are at the copper forum let me post 2 of my favorite promo exhibits from the time

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Ah, THERE We go! That Wolvie standee hung up in my LCS for many years, I loved it soooo much. Would love to have one now but they seem to close around $300, which is more than I'm wanting to spend. Also love the DKR 3D display, that's definitely not one you see very often.

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Weird the things I still find floating around in the corners of my collection. Promo header cards behind the comic books on the shelves. 

 

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4 hours ago, eee91 said:

Weird the things I still find floating around in the corners of my collection. Promo header cards behind the comic books on the shelves. 

 

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Oh wow, I've never seen those before, love 'em! Especially the Inferno one with the promo art. So cool!

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A few DC pinbacks. I think these might be more in the modern range than copper era though

 

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Not sure if this preview of Major X Judge Dredd counts.

 

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Somebody say promotional?  Haha..  Where I live there has only ever been a few very small LCS and i practically lived at them. Any time they got the new promos in I would help them go through them and anything too large to be displayed them let me have as well as keeping most of the items we took down in exchange for helping switch out the displays. It would take me forever to post what all I have, however I will post some of what is easier for me to get to and will add more as I come across it while sorting. Glad you started this one.. 

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