The Official Image Newsstand Thread
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4 minutes ago, valiantman said:
On 1/24/2020 at 7:29 PM, RockMyAmadeus said:

As I understand it, the last year for newsstands at Image was 2003.

Spawn #137 is the final Spawn newsstand - June 2003 Previews numbering, but not in stores until August 2004

So, we have 8/04 as the last confirmed Image newsstand. Witchblade #74 is dated 4/04, and has a newsstand version.

DC and Marvel's 2013 and 2017 newsstand withdrawals understandably made much bigger news, but I'm surprised that Image went away without so much as a peep...it's possible that Spawn and Witchblade were the only Image newsstands for years.

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Has anyone with the expertise & time started a newsstand database with pics and any differences from the direct editions? 

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agree. would be curious if there's a listing of each title and issue where a newsstand version exists 

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8 hours ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

So, we have 8/04 as the last confirmed Image newsstand. Witchblade #74 is dated 4/04, and has a newsstand version.

DC and Marvel's 2013 and 2017 newsstand withdrawals understandably made much bigger news, but I'm surprised that Image went away without so much as a peep...it's possible that Spawn and Witchblade were the only Image newsstands for years.

Good to know.  Way overpriced on ebay but maybe I'll find them in the wild.  

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I thought there was a separate Spawn/Batman thread but can’t find it right now. 

What wouid this be considered? Polybagged with a UPC sticker?

 

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14 hours ago, manetteska said:

I thought there was a separate Spawn/Batman thread but can’t find it right now. 

What wouid this be considered? Polybagged with a UPC sticker?

 

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Nice looking copy! No yellow UPC on the back cover...

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27 minutes ago, Jimbo749 said:

Nice looking copy! No yellow UPC on the back cover...

Thanks. Didn't know if this how some copies were originally sold or a LCS (or other smaller retailer) homebrew.

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Yeah I’ve never seen that polybagged, there may be something to it.

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Any waviness are the bags. Some late Witchblade Newsstands. 

 

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On 2/4/2020 at 7:06 PM, manetteska said:

I thought there was a separate Spawn/Batman thread but can’t find it right now. 

What wouid this be considered? Polybagged with a UPC sticker?

 

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Maybe @RockMyAmadeus has some info...?

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41 minutes ago, manetteska said:

Maybe @RockMyAmadeus has some info...?

From what I’ve read there’s two versions. The Direct has a thick card stock cover and no yellow upc on the back. The newsstand had a thin glossy cover and a yellow upc on the back.

 

You said it was poly bagged, as in from the printers or someone just stuck it in there? What’s under that crooked white sticker would answer what version it is. It looks like the direct edition.  

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46 minutes ago, manetteska said:

Maybe @RockMyAmadeus has some info...?

Looks like a generic UPC stuck on a bag to sell the book. As Corona Smith points out, that's just the Direct version that someone stuck in a bag. 

The Direct version has a cardstock cover, while the newsstand version has a standard "newsprint" cover, a la Invasion or the DC Annuals of the late 80s.

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5 minutes ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

Looks like a generic UPC stuck on a bag to sell the book. As Corona Smith points out, that's just the Direct version that someone stuck in a bag. 

The Direct version has a cardstock cover, while the newsstand version has a standard "newsprint" cover, a la Invasion or the DC Annuals of the late 80s.

 

Got it; thanks. Just a retailer dressing up (though quite some time ago) a regular Direct book.

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Though there are a (very) few exceptions, but any time you see a UPC sticker on a comic, you are almost always looking at something someone applied by someone other than the publisher.

 

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In a collection I just bought there are two boxes labeled "Image Drek". Looks like I'm box diving, as I have found a bunch of late Marvel newsies in the box labeled "Marvel Drek".

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On 2/6/2020 at 12:02 PM, FlyingDonut said:

In a collection I just bought there are two boxes labeled "Image Drek". Looks like I'm box diving, as I have found a bunch of late Marvel newsies in the box labeled "Marvel Drek".

In the words of Dr. Algernop Krieger. Stop! My Pen is can only get so erect. 

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Censorship sucks.

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4 hours ago, First Upgrade said:

Just back from Sarasota...

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Dang, I might be able to find you a 9.8 shadowhawk if you want one...

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