The 2nd Print Newsstand Phenom...or "This Shouldn't Exist!!"
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4 minutes ago, Warlord said:

Extending the search a bit just to see if there is a trend in the handling of DC reprints, I did some checking on a small stack of them that were handy.  FWIW, none of these have color stripes except the Superman #75 4th print (as RMA previously noted).

Action #662 2nd, #683 2nd, #685 2nd
Adventures of Superman #496 2nd, #497 2nd, #498 3rd
Batman #500 2nd
Justice League America #70 2nd
Robin #1 3rd
Superman #73 2nd, #74 3rd, #75 2nd, 3rd, 4th (green stripe)
Superman, Man of Steel #17 2nd, #18 4th

That's awesome! Thanks for doing the legwork to confirm those additional copies. That's what research is all about. :cloud9:

Looks like, at least insofar as DC is concerned, Batman #492 2nd and Supes #75 4th are the exceptions. I think we've covered perhaps 75% of the reprints from DC in this era.

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1 hour ago, David Buck said:

 

Tiny Toon Adventures Magazine # 1  - note the change to the text in the yellow circle and the change on the month from Oct. to Nov. 

I don't own a copy so I can't confirm what the Indicia shows  - but note it's very close in time to the batman / Superman issues 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TTA 1 DIR.jpg

TTA 1NEWS.jpg

TTA1 NEWS 1st.jpg

Quick question: are these digest size? Magazine size?

If so, it's possible there's a whole world of these types of books that, while not traditional standard format comics, would still be informative as to what the publishers were thinking at the time.

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These are magazine size issues - I have a copy of the direct edition somewhere - the first 4 issues of this title and the first 6 issues of "Looney Tunes Magazine" were published by DC before they passed them over to "Welsh Publishing Group"; as I recall they were listed in Direct Currents - direct and newsstand editions exist for all of the DC editions I don't know of any other 2nd. prints   

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The question is that are these "newsstand" copies or are they "UPC" copies? Were these comics ever actually on a newsstand?

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6 hours ago, RCheli said:

The question is that are these "newsstand" copies or are they "UPC" copies? Were these comics ever actually on a newsstand?

If they exist in both direct and UPC versions, doesn't that indicate that the UPC versions were distributed to newsstands?  Otherwise, why make two versions?

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21 minutes ago, Warlord said:
6 hours ago, RCheli said:

The question is that are these "newsstand" copies or are they "UPC" copies? Were these comics ever actually on a newsstand?

If they exist in both direct and UPC versions, doesn't that indicate that the UPC versions were distributed to newsstands?  Otherwise, why make two versions?

Because Barnes and Noble asked for it?

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1 minute ago, divad said:

Because Barnes and Noble asked for it?

Wouldn't B&N fall into the newsstand category of a retailer buying returnable copies?  Or did they buy on a direct/non-returnable basis? 

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Just now, Warlord said:

Wouldn't B&N fall into the newsstand category of a retailer buying returnable copies?  Or did they buy on a direct/non-returnable basis? 

I think all they wanted was the bar-code, so the pricing and inventory was correct. We have heard several anecdotes about B&N employees dumpster diving.

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I talked to a manager at B&N during an inventory and says they moved to SBT mid to late 2000s from what they could remember.

then they asked why I cared and try to explain this debate. Wasn’t a ton of help beyond that as they said it was tough enough to care about the stuff they were actually responsible for.

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9 hours ago, Arf Art Arf said:

1990 is too early for me, but I can tell you about 1998-2003 when I worked as a Receiver for B&N. There wouldn't have been any employee dumpster diving at my store. That's because all comics and magazines were strip-cover returns where you only sent the covers back for credit. Employees were then allowed to take whatever coverless comics/mags they wanted. Only the ones nobody wanted were thrown out.

Do a search for Noble on the boards, and you'll see what your fellow employees at other stores said. But thanks, all input is welcome. I'm sure policies varied from store-to-store (and even to the poor saps who had the job of ripping the covers off (as in wtf am I doing this for?????)

 

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Robin #1 1991 2nd Print Newsstand CGC 9.8 for sale on Mycomicshop.com/eBay. For the paltry sum of $3199 (mycomicshop) or $3550 (ebay, same book/seller). 

It's high, but being the only one on the census - also seems like a reasonable price given the rarity.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Robin-1991-Limited-Series-1R-NEWS-CGC-9-8-2nd-Print-Newsstand-2018093001/362629002960

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On 4/12/2019 at 4:55 PM, RockMyAmadeus said:

Green Lantern #52 - no stripe

Are you talking about the newsstand for this one?

All mine has stripes ( blue/purple) color.

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1 hour ago, topcat54 said:

Are you talking about the newsstand for this one?

All mine has stripes ( blue/purple) color.

My #52 DCU has no stripe.

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Mine don't have the DCU logo but they are news stand.

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39 minutes ago, topcat54 said:

Mine don't have the DCU logo but they are news stand.

Right, because those are first printings, and need the stripe. The DCUs were probably printed later...we don't know for sure...and wouldn't need the stripe to be included. We know by some of the DCUs that say "collector pack printing" that at least some of the DCUs were reprinted at a later date...it's circumstantial evidence that all of the DCUs were printed after the fact. The stripes being missing on most of the DCUs are also circumstantial evidence that they are reprints. I don't pretend to know every facet of printing, but I imagine removing that stripe isn't a simple 5 minute change. 

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